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PARKER, BRIDGET & CO., OUTFITTERS TO MEN AND LITTLE MEN.
% Quality Clothes Quality, Modest Boys' Ad on Page 7. The Avenue at Ninth. Outfitters to Men and Little Men. ?p_D? CLOTHES RANK WITH THE BEST EFFORTS of CUSTOM (Real) * ^ TAILORS and at a price drop that's worth your time. Besides, you take no chances on fit?you see the garment on your figure?you don't have to wait?you don't have to be bothered with try-ons and lost time. Fact of the matter is, most "P-B" Clothed Men are Graduates of the old custom-tailor school of experience. You get more patterns at "P-B's" than a dozen tailors can show you?besides, the "P-B" guar antee of absolute satisfaction does away with the possibility of not being pleased. Right now you'll be interested in the Blue Grays, the Gobelin Blues, the Novelty mixtures, the Elegant Tans, the Blues and the Suffolk Grays. Be a "P-B" Clothed man?always a carefully groomed man. "P-B ' prices always surprise new patrons on account of their lowness. $18, $20, $25 up. Oxfords Stylish, comfortable footwear for men who take the trouble to demand the best at a modest price. All leathers, all new styles in TECK Oxfords at these prices? $3, $4, $5, $6. Crown Your Head With a "P-B" Hat A Ramo or an Omar Hat in a Derby or Soft shape will give you more real style and wear than any hat you ever bought at these prices? $2 and $3 $1.00 and $1.25 Shirts, Manufacturers' O JT Samples, at . . First sale of the new season. Manu facturer's samples of Neglige Shirts in new patterns. Do not delay in taking advantage of this limited lot. $i ana $1.25 Shirts at 85c. (Four for $3.) Wear-proofing the wear-points of thin, sheer, gauzy socks is an exclusive Interwoven idea. Special patented machines equip the toe, heel, sole and ankle of Interwoven Socks with the most durable knit fabric known. No equal for wear! Silk-lisles, 25c, 35c, 50c; Pure Thread Silk, 50c At Your Dealer's See that they're labeled "Inter woven." Never sold under any other name. The largest sell ing milKbrand of half-hose iv existence. Henry Levy, colored, of Annapolis, Md.t | liquor for minors, midshipmen or students was the first person to be arrested under I of St. John's College. Levy is charged the provisions of the recent uct. which i with being a walking bar for some young makes it unlawful for any one to procure men of tie town. Miss Leila M. Masters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Masters of HigfcJleld, Md.. was married to. J. Guernon Burton of Fountalndale. Pa-, Wednesday. SERVICE PENSION BILL PASSED BY CONFEREES Measure Provides for Average Increase of 30 Per Cent to Veterans. Under the agreement reached by the Senate and House conferees on the serv ice pension Mil, to be submitted to the Senate within a couple of days, the average pensions of the 400,000 surviving veterans of the Mexican and civil wars will be increased about 30 per cent. The compromise reached in conference grants $18 a month to soldiers sixty six years old, who served two and a half years, and $10 to those who served three years. Those seventy years old who served one and a half years will get $21.50; two years, $23; two and a half years, $24; three years, $25. Those of seventy-five years who served one and a half years get $27 per month; two and a half years, $30. The provision, inserted by the Senate, specifying that those veterans having an income of over $2,400 per year are not to be peneionable under the act, was eliminated In the conference. Differences Adjusted. As the service pension bill was passed by the Houee under the general title of Sherwood "dollar a day" pension bill, it involved an average increase of expen ditures for pensions for the next five years of $56,000,000. The Senate adopted a substitute, pro viding for an average annual Increase for the next five years of $21,000,000. The compromise bill, adopted In conference, is close to the Senate substitute, but some of the rates are Increased. The compro mise, it Is estimated, will increase the amount In the 8enate bill by about $1,689,000 annually. Effective in 1014. The 8enate provision requiring the com missioner of pensions to publish annually a list, by counties of all pensioners on the rolls and the amount of pensions they re ceive was modified so that it will not be come effective until 1914. Ob the conference committee were Sena tors McCumber, Burnham and Gore and Representatives Sherwood, Adair and Sul loway. Senator Gore, democrat, and Rep resentative Sulloway, republican, refused to sign the conference report. THE WELL DRESSED MAN ?BY? BEAUNASH Copyright, J9J2, by Alfred F. Bryan. Americans are keen for clothes that flt the climate, the season and the occa sion. Unlike foreigners, they have a dis taste for sweltering in high hats, stiff shirts, high collars, thick gloves and the other impediments of formal dress when the days broil and the nights are sultry. Dvenlng dress is undeniably uncomfort able during the summers-Tuxedo clothes are only a trifle less so. There is another attempt, which was launched at Palm Beach, to introduce white swallowtail and dinner suits for wear at the fashionable watering places. Of course, these are not to be thought of In town, but they look tboth becoming and befitting on porch or boardwalk or when dancing In the "Casino." It is a wholesome prejudice which frowns upon all attempts to detract from the plain ness and uniformity of evening dress. Contrariwise, It is an unwholesome preju dice which makes a man dress at vari ance with season and reason. The Single-Button Cutaway. In every coat there is a well-deflned tendency to discard futile things?super fluous flaps, unnecessary buttons, both ersome cuffs and the like?because these lessen the sinnpleness and softness of dress and cumber it with a mass of or nate detail. . The single-button cutaway is a capital example of this drift toward abolishing the needless. So, too, are the new one button lounge coats. Whether open or buttoned, the well-cut coat looks much the same. Its smart "air" should all be in the cling of the shoulders, the drape of the back and the modeling across the chest. The single front button gives a coat all that it really needs, a central anchorage on which the whole garment swings easily and naturally. In knitted four-in-hands one wears cross or diagonal stripes. The sustained vogue of knitted scarfs is due to the fact that, being meshy, they do not show pin holes. Moreover, they lie flat and can In*? fa8hi<>nable snug knot "stringy them shapeless and Long Bow Evening- Ties. Instead of the conventional wide even ing tie, long, narrow. bows with square ends are often worn. These are best suited to accompany the poke collar. The tie with button-on tabs, the most ra tional departure for evening wear ever Introduced, is the accepted form among the best dressed men. (Besides the single straight braid on evening trousers, young men sometimes use a wavy, serpentine braid that is not at all objectionable, though a bit "Frenchy." White kid gloves with heavv black silk stitching on the back have "been re vived, though chiefly for evening wed dings, when an excess of ornateness may be pardoned. Cotton waistcoats are to be preferred to silk, because silk has a false tint that It is almost impossible to match with one's linen. The "Size-Too-Large" Hat. Men who study stage fashions?and it must be conceded that the dandies on the stage exert a measurable influence on the mode?have observed quite a few well known Ekigllsh actors wear hats that are too large for them. This is not a lapse, as some persons might assume, but intentional. For some months It has been the vogue abroad to affect hats several sizes too large for the wearer. Where and how this fashion sprang up is as misty as a London fog. It has no apparent excuse for being and is not in the least becoming. King George, so runs the rumor, mislaid his hat during a crush at some social funotion and, in a spirit of fun, wore a friend's "topper" several sizes too large for him. Some CLARK FORCES VICTORS Control Meeting of the District Democratic Central Committee. Supporters of Champ Clark won out at last night's meeting of th? District dem ocratic central committee, in Costello's Hall, 6th and G streets northwest, the anti-Clark members never having a look in. When the meeting adjourned the Clark people had unseated Andrew J. Sanford, who has represented the eight eenth district for many years, and had seated In his place Cornelius Kenneally, a Clark adherent. The committee elected to draw up rules for the democratic primaries and con vention, to be held May 27 and 29, is composed of six Clark men and one anti, the committee members being J. Fred Kelly of the Newman faction and Robert E. Mattlngly, Walter J. Costello, Frank J. McQuade, Thomas B. L<e Cuyer, Charles H. Dausch and John N. Hodg klns, all said to be supporters of Speaker Clark. The meeting voted by a big majority to take the power of appointing this com mittee out of the hands of the chairman and to elect the committee, which action precipitated a near riot and led to threats of two delegations at the Baltimore con vention. Delegate Sanford was unseated on the strength of aflldavlts that showed he Is a citizen and voter in the first district, Ber wyn, Md., having registered there Octo ber 22, 1900. A meeting of the full committee on ar rangements will be held in Costello's Hall next Wednesday night, at which the sub committee will present the report that it was ordered last night to prepare. "Hoodoo Dock" Is Completed. After nine years' work, interrupted by many accidents, and the expenditure of about $6,000,000, dry dock No. 4 at the navy yard. New York, is completed and will be turned over to the government by the contractors next week, a year ahead of contract time. This dock' is known as the "hoodoo dock" because o the number of workmen who have been killed or In jured during its construction. It will ac commodate any battleship In the United States navy. In commission or under con struction. The first vessel to go into it will be the battleship Utah, which is booked for extensive repairs. body saw the king overhatted, and thus, they say, the fad was born. Novel Evening1 Press Fabrics. Hairline stripes in evening clothes are patterns which some of the clothiers and tailors are again recommending. Two un commonly '?smart" fabrics are black-gray worsted and blue-black worsted. In each black is, of course, the predominant color and only enough of the other is Introduced to lend luster and richness. The cut of the fashionable evening suit does not differ noticeably from that of last season. Trimness of air and soft ness of outline are still the attributes most sought. The waist of the coat fits snugly, the skirts extend slightly below the bend of the knee and the lapel is long and rolled. Instead of the usuaal peaked effect, one sees quite a few lapels with corners rounded off. The sleeves are cut narrow over the wrist and a trifle shorter than hitherto, to show more of the shirt cuff. The welted ormock cuft has been discarded. The Correct Frock Coat. Umb's wool is the favored material this season for the frock coat. It is cut much the same as last season, save that the waistline is more sharply defined and the skirts are a bit fuller. Only the two lower coat buttons are fastened. The partiality of many men for the morn ing coat or semi-frock Is marked. Be sides black, there are Oxford and Cam bridge grays and mixtures of black and gray with a faint pattern in the cloth. To achieve the aspect correct the morn ing coat or semi-frock must be curved to the back, chest-roomy in front and have shoulders that are trim. If braiding at the edges is used it should be flat. Full Dress Collars. The poke collar or the lap-front is more befitting for ceremonious evening use than the wing. To be sure, either is less convenient to wear, but most men .find compensation in the fact that it looks both distinguished and distinctive. The wing is in no sense a formal collar^ and its use can only be condoned on the grftund that the other two shapes cause acute discomfort to the wearer. It is usually the man who has occa sion to put on evening clothes only now and then that grumbles at the stiffness of straight-standing collars. He who wears them habitually finds that they really ease the neck and give an agreeable tilt to the chin. The matter of this particu lar collar or that is not an epochal one, but the growing negligence in evening dress and the seeming assumption that every man may be a law unto himself are not conducive to that simplicity and uniformity endeared by custom and hal lowed by tradition. Waistcoats and Derbies. A very chic, afternoon waistcoat is fashioned of buff and pique, with broad pointed lapels that overlap. All waist coats are cut this season so as to cling to the figure and arch over the hips. The back buckle is dispensed with now, and, indeed, it was always awkward, hindering far more than it helped. There ib a tendency to abandon the fiat Ascot with ends evenly crossed in favor of the old Ascot with a protruding knot. One of the London bootmakers has reintro duced the military heel on afternoon boots, but save for men below the nor mal stature it is too effeminate looking to be generally acceptable. Gray derbies do not go ill with gray morning suits, though, of course, the fashion is an ultra one. Add to this black patent leather boots with gray up pers and gray reindeer gloves, and the wearer cuts a dashing, if daring, figure. This attempt to have the small articles of one's dress match precisely in shade is difficult to carry out successfully un less a man have unerring taste. Some contrast is desirable, and what may be called a "monotone effect" is very apt to be simply monotonous. GROCER'S DISAPPEARANCE EXPLAINED BY LANDLORD H. F. W. Laue Obtains Attachment for Bent Against Stock of John Wetzel. A deputy United States marshal this morning took possession of a few pounds of meat, a small quantity of canned goods and less than one dollar's worth of green vegetables in the store that was con ducted at 2023 14th street northwest by Jolm Wetzel. The deputy took the stock on an attachment for rent, Henry F. W. Laue, owner of the property, having started legal proceedings this morning. Wetzel's disappearance from the 14th street house Tuesday was unexplained until this morning, when a health in spector and the police went to the store to make an investigation. Mr. Laue told the officials that he saw furniture taken from the house Monday afternoon, but he paid no attention to It. He had heard that a room was to be fitted for the cashier in the store, he stated, and he supposed new furniture was coming to take the place of the old. Tuesday morning the little store was not opened, and patrons made inquiries about the proprietor. The owner of the building thought Wetzel had failed to get up, but when he went to the rear porch to call him he saw that the rooms had been vacated. Wetzel has a wife and three children. He came to this city from Philadelphia several years ago, the police were told, and was employed by a business firm on Louisiana avenue until he opened the store pn 14th street early last winter. This spring, it is said, business was ex tremely dull, and Wetzel probably moved his family from 1430 A street northeast to the rooms over the store to reduce expenses. The police were told that Wet zel's effects were shipped from the city Monday by a local express company. Asks $542 for Nursing:. Declaring that although she nursed her mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah H. King, day and night from July 31, 1909, to the lat ter's death, December 27, 1909, opposition had arisen to her claim of compensation at $25 a week, Mrs. Bessie King has en tered suit against J. Harry King and the American Security and Trust Company, executors of Sarah H. King, to recover $342. Attorney Char.es H Turner represents the plaintiff. 14th and Q. Silk Shirts Are All the Fashion This season. They are cool, comfortable and service able. We have an unusually large assortment, be cause we anticipated the demand for Silk Shirts and prepared to meet it. Japanese Imported All-Silk g/T|\ Shirts?Collars to Match oa5 U' \\ e alone sell Stein-Bloch Clothes in Washington. Sidney West, 14th and G. Sole Washington Agents Dun lap Hats. ?nminimrnimnintiiimMHMi?mmm??nH?miiinnm?i????im?unimnnii? SENATOR OWEN REFUTES CHARGES AGAINST BILL Denies Public Health Service Meas ure Abridges Bight to Choose Practitioner. "Not true" was the reply which Sena tor Owen of Oklahoma made to charges against his bill for the establishment of a public health service in petitions sign ed by people of Oklahoma and presented to the Senate yesterday afternoon by Senator Culberson of Texas. Senator Owen waxed warm in defense of the bill against which the protests were directed. "The Titanic disaster was a terrible thing." he remarked. "But the 1,700 lives which were lost in it only equals the daily low in the United States of human life by preventable illnees. "These lives could be saved by intelli gent' administration, by being as care ful with human beings as the government is to protect swine against diseases." A smile went around the Senate cham ber when Senator Culberson announced that the protests came from the state represented by the bill's author. Senator Owen picked up one of the protests from the top of the pile. Option Expressly Provided. "These petitions are based on the principle that one school of medicine will dominate the public health service and that its establishment will abridge the right of a person to choose the practi tioner he wants to treat him," Mr. Owen remarked. "That is not true- The bill expressly provides that the service shall not inter fere with a person in his choice of a practitioner nor with a practitioner in adopting the method of curing or healing he wants." He read one charge against the bill after another, and at the end of each ha added, for himself: "Xot true." Specially did he object to the statement th*t there is no public sentiment for such a bill. "The demand is shown by the action of life insurance companies which are in terested in prolonging life, by the actions of associations of persons Interested In healing and curing disease, by the action of the political parties, both republican and democratic, by clauses in their plat forms. Explaining that it will be impossible for him to be in the Senate chamber all the time during the remainder of the ses sion, Mr Owen asked unanimous con sent to postpone action on the hill until the first day of the n-'xt session. To thnt an objection was made bv Senator Smoot. who has introduced a bill to enlarge the scope of the activities of the present pub lic health and marine hospital service. That ended the discussion LOCAL SUFFRAGISTS TO MARCH. Members of Capital Clubs to Partici pate in New York Parade. A delegation of woman suffragists from the District, wearing ,T.? cent white straw hats and white dresses, will take part In the giant woman's suffrage parade in New York tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. A. E. Hendley, treasurer of the District Woman Suffrage Association, will act as marshal of the District delegation, aiul Miss Alice T. Jenkins of the Stanton Suffrage Club win be the standard bear er. Mrs. Elisabeth Gates Perry. M s. J. M. Bradley and other Washington wom en will march in the parade. Mrs. Kllen Spencer Mussey will inarch with the lawyers. It has been estimated tliat about men and women will take part in the parade. The marchers wilf go through the city to Carnegie Hall, where a mass meeting i?? to be held. James D. Cowles, secretary-treasurer of the Postal Progress league, will march with the delegation of men who will go along with the women in the parade. Woodward & Lothrop O.jyrieht Hmtt ScMffaM Be Marx Copyright Halt Scbaffnct Be Marx MEN'S CLOTHING OF SATISFYING SERVICE. "flJTT'S important, of course, to know that JU your clothes look right when you buy them, but it's a great deal more important to know the way they're going to look after six weeks' or two months' wear. The W. & L. Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothing is made for long service. It keeps its shape and style because it is made of all-wool fabrics, thor oughly shrunk; the tailoring in it is the high est grade; the "insides" are of best quality. That's what gives shape-keeping quality, and makes style that stays stylish. You will be as well pleased with it when you've worn it awhile as you were when you bought it. [ Men's Suits ... $15.00 to $40.00 Youths' Suits . $10.00 upward UR Men's Store was never so complete in its pre sentments of new things for spring wear; new weaves and colors in the choicest neckwear; new ideas in shirt patterns; socks in all shades; haber dashery of the distinctive sorts that express the individu ality of the well dressed man. , Main soor. r ?t. Woodward & Lothrop. Jl