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00 OVER AUTO SHOW PLANS.
Directors of the Washington Deal ers' Association Meet. At a meeting of the board of di rectors of the Washington Automobile S>ealers' Association held last night at 3407 H street northwest plans for the coming automobile show to be held In Convention Hall in January, were dlst-usst-d. J'resident T. Oliver Probey called the meeting to order, with R. Bruce Kmerson as secretary. Howard G. Kneesi was elected a member of the association. It was announced that more than half of the space In the show had been contracted for. Arrangements will be made for entertaining the automobile trade of Washington next Monday night at one of the local hotels. Secre tary Emerson was delegated to take Charge of this feature. /Rose present last evening were J. If Johnson, jr., R. Bruce Emerson. T. Oliver Probey, William R. Emerson. William Ullman, F. C. Sibbald, Irving J. Henderson. Arthur Foraker and JJoward S. Flsk. Floyd Mann, fourteen years old. and his brother Russell, twelve years old, sons of Charles Mann of Hagerstown. Md.. have been missins from their home sev eral days. SPECIAL NOTICES. !THIS is to notify all business men and others that I, F. Winkler. will not be re sponsible for a debt contracted by unv one other than mvself. F. WINKLKH. 18* FOR RENT-THREE DESIRABLE OFFICE rooms on the fourth floor Star bids., singly or en suite, fronting on Pennsylvania ave.; light and well ventilated; elevator service till 11 p.m. Apply to MANAGER. Star ofli'-e. 11th and Fa. are, n.w. 4hE FIRM OF KINO A MILBL'RN. REAL estate ami Insurance brokers. located at 1412 G st. n.*n? has been dissjlved by uiutUal con s'-tit November 15, IMS. W. L. F. KING. CHARLES C. M1LBPRN. Mr. Kin? will go with th?- F. H Smith Oo. i and Mr. Milburn will be with W. K. Ellis. ? JjEEECTIVE KCRNACES AND STOVES AND | smoky chimneys cured. All work jruuranteed. J. II" SIMMS. 1840 7th st. 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TO HIE TRADE?WE HAVE A VERY LAB3E st<K'k of repairs for all kinds of furnaccs. hot wtter and steam boilers, ranges and latrobes. Lei u? have vour orders for the fall business. RUDOLPH * WEST COMPANY. 1332 New York ave. 100 LETTERHEADS C ALL PRINTED Hat ENVELOPES -I FOR !?*> BILLHEADS L SI.Oo. 5ol 14th st. n.w. Phone M. 0271. Ask for prices on typewritten letters. XMAS CARDS Are MORE BEAUTIFUL Than Ever this season, so inspectors of our newly arranged displays remark. Com* in and make your selections now before the novel ties are all picked. CTCORRECT WEDDING ENGRAVING. Wnra. BaMantyne <?s Sons, BTATIONERS. r 10q p BOOKSELLERS. TAKE ADVANTAGE ?of your next leisure time to come in and look over our IM PORTED SHIRTINGS. PHILIP T. HALL, Shirtmaker, Haberdasher, 1411 F. Ev^ry Customer Get? dressed ?satisfaction at Barker's LUMBER ?we se*- to that. YOU'LL find A STOCK ,lMlt ^OI'R Millwortt outlay com mands bisgest values here. Let MILL WORK, us demonstrate. BARKER'S. 649 N. Y. Ave. A Mine of information. A book store like this is a meeting place of people who live on the higher plane of life. The student, readers of fiction and drama, ?dentists. The collection of books is complete. C. C. PURSELL. Bookseller and Stationer, SO" G st. n.w. Phone M. 3542. Let Us Show You How Much We Cam Save You on Photo Supplies. M. A. LElgSE a?? %r WINS ATTENTION - When you send out an announcement you wart something that will represent you creditably. Let us do the printing, and it will be of a style and quality that will prove a help to business. Judd BetweiSer, Inc., THE BIG PRINT SHOP. 420-422 11th. Place Your Order Now. Dress Suit to Measure. $50. Black. Blue and Gray fabrics. G. Warfield Sinnpson, Satisfactory Taiioriiig, '336 G Street. ??I NEVER DISAPPOINT.' Your Business Requires ?the able assistance of attractive printed matter?the kind we produce. THE SERVICE SHOP. BYRON S. ADAMS. ?"N,T". It. Mantel and TiSe ReOa5"? work of '"*ery <^?**rlptlon promptly! x i-'n.a. ana raref?i|r don<.. KDWIX E. ELIJCTT. 1R'& Sth at. n.w. 7326. Qraftonic Roof Paint The Leader for 29 Years. It protects It; Washington today on 14 txv? vo,;RS' Grafton & Son, inc., J? Phone M. 700. HONEST ROOF W0R1C Wh?-n you have us do the repairing you can rely absolutely on getting th?? best work. Let tin estimate. IRONCLAD &?&&&& ?You'll get well and stay well when you drink Ballantine's Canada Malt ALE. A tonic bev erage. $i doz. bottles. Shoomaker Co., A Weil Printed Prospectus ?is a valuable as-set in any business. You depend on it almost as touch as on the propor tion itself. Think it over and have us lay ooc a booklet for you. THE CARNAUAN PRESS 3K2-:?4 C ot. n.w. Phone M. rtri4S. COLD WEATHER - Is on. Let our SKILLED MECHANICS RE P.MR your Steam Apparatus aud make the hoiae eomfortatle. Wm. Conradis Co.. i^tu.. m. 2420. The National Bank of Washington. Seventh street and T?ulslana ave. n.w. CAPITAL AND SPRPLUS NEARLY TWO MILLION DOLLARS. Br+ag us jour savings accounta. 3% Interest Paid. Deposits received from $1 up. SPIEITUAIISM. MEETINGS MONDAY. WEDNESDAY. ER1DA Y~ M p.m. fharp; :t message to each: daily read ings. Mrs. J. E. MALTBY. >*)"! Mt. Veniou pi. ? i.w.. t?a--V of Carnegie Library. Pnon?- M. r?70<S. palmistby" SAVE YOL'R HAND READ BY MR. DAOETD, the well known scientific pa!mint. Hea ' one dollar. Phone North 1130. Studio, ? at. a.w. Hours. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appropriations Not Adequate to Meet Demands of Grow ing Work. ITS EMPLOYES UNDERPAID AND MANY QUIT SERVICE Comparisons Hade in Report to Commissioners Not Creditable to National Capital. The appropriations made by Congress for carrying on the work of the Public Libarary have been so small that a large percentage of employes resign yearly be cause of "starvation salaries." 1 he Public Library has never at any time been placed on a basis of adequate maintenance. Of twenty-six American cities nearest to Washington in popula tion. twenty-one in 101:: had larger ap propriations, while only live had less. ! These are among the reasons urged by the board of trustees of the Public Library for a "radical readjustment of the library appropriations," in its an nual report, submitted today to the District Commissioners. The board urg ing this action consists of Theodore W. Noyes. president; Brainard H. Warner, vice president; John B. Larner, sec retary; Dr. Herbert Putnam, Samuel W. Woodward, K. Ross Perry, Charles J. Bell, Justice Wendell P. Stafford and I Dr. William M. Davidson. That the increase in the appropria tions each year has not been In pro portion to the increase in the volume of work done at the library is also pointed out. Statistics are quoted to support the arguments advanced by the trustees, and the report goes into de tails as to the growth of "the people's university." Report of the Trustees. The report of the board of trustees, omitting the detailed estimates sub mitted, is as follows: As trustees of the Public Library, we renew our urgent appeal for a radical readjustment of the library ap propriations. We do not ask merely the meager percentage of increase over last year's figures, which alone the year's de velopment would justify in the case of a municipal department which had been once put upon an adequate basis of main tenance. We contend that the Public Library has never at any time been placed on that basis of adequate main tenance. If a new impulse of healthy growth is to be given to the mental and moral as distinguished from the physical develop ment of the National Capital, the Public Library, "the people's university." is con spicuously a portion of the local educa tional system which needs and is entitled to wise and sympathetic consideration in the community's interest. Inadequate Original Appropriations. The original library appropriations were slowly and inadequately made. The salaries were fixed by Congress on a star vation basis, and no effort hitherto has been successful in getting them from this basis except in spots. Charwomen are still paid $130 per year, as against a mini mum of $240 per year elsewhere; many regular assistants (not pages, but pro fessional librarians) are paid ?4S0 and ?.?40 per year when the minimum pay for merely clerical work elsewhere in the government service is *720; the librarian originally received $2,500, and now re ceives $3,500 per year for labors which are compensated in other American libraries of approximately the size and usefulness of that of Washington by an annual salary of $5,000 or more. The same suggestion of inadequate compen sation is given here and there throughout the entire force from charwoman to librarian. Starting on an inadequate basis, build ing on this cramped foundation, the in creases in maintenance provision have not kept pace with the growth in the library itself, in its work, its activity, its use fulness to the community; and in the last few years, during which its helpful ac tivities have developed wonderfully in spite of all handicaps and all obstacles its maintenance provision has been vir tually at a standstill, suffering practical paralysis. Overworked and Underpaid. As a result of this extraordinary in crease in the library's work and of the failure to increase correspondingly the number and compensation of those who are to do this work the force today is overworked as well as underpaid. As a consequent of these conditions of over work and underpay the library force has suffered a constant shifting in personnel, losing by resignations 53 per cent of its entire force in the fiscal year 1007, 2ft per cent in 1003, 23 per cent in 1000, 2t> per cent in 1010. 33 1-3 per cent in 1011 i-o per cent in 1012 and 25 per cent in In the nine years from 1004. the first full year the present central building was occupied, the congressional appropria tions for the library have increased 71 per cent and the total library expendi tures 50 per cent. But in the correspond ing period the book stock has increased in volumes 142 per cent, and the home circulation has increased in volumes 147 per cent. The library has grown in these nine years from *>4,473 volumes to 15U.2ti3 volumes, and in volumes circulated, the measure of the library's activity and'use fulness, from 273.17S volumes to ?8rt,273 volumes. The work done has increased twice as fast as the means provided for doing it, and in very recent years there has been almost no increase of mainte nance and development provision at all. During those nine years there has been not only this wonderful increase in the quantity of library %vork. but as notable an improvement in it* quality. The fic tion percentage of the hooks circulated has been decreased, for, example, from *4 per cent to M per cent. This vast in crease In general circulation and^ this heavy decrease in percentage of fiction circulated suggest In combination the scope of the library's helpful activities, the wide sweep of its school work, of its industrial department and other branches of practical instruction and mental broad ening and uplift. I nder any test that can be applied W ashington's library maintenance is in adequate compared with that of other li braries of its class. The comparison is unfavorable to Washington: (I) In the aggregate amount of library appropria tion; (J) in per capita library expendi tures. and (3) in percentage of total mu nicipal expenditure applied to library pur poses. Meager Library Expenditure. tl) A statistical table prepared by the librarian and printed in his report to the trustees, herewith submitted, shows that of twenty-six American cities near est to ashington in population, twenty one have (1012) larger library appropri ations than Washington; and only five have less. Among the cities smaller than \\ ashington that have larger li brary appropriations are Los Angeles. Minneapolis. Kansas City. Seattle. Louis ville. St. Paul and Portland. The library appropriations for Los Angeles. Minne apolis and Seattle were each more than twice as much as that of Washington. (2) The same statistical table *lso shows that out of twenty-six cities above 200,000 in population in 1010 other than Washington, twenty have 019121 higher per capita expenditures for public libra ries than has Washington; and that the average per capita library expenditure In these cities is 1!0 cents as against xj cents for Washington. Instead of In creasing toward the average "expendi ture of these other cltle* Washington's per capita expenditure on its library has decreased from 20 cents in 191m to 19 cents in 1912-13. If the trustees' total estimates for 1915 ($97,920) could be ap propriated the per capita expenditure ?would be 28 cents. Tf in addition $3,000 (fine money, etc.) were available, the total of $102,920 would provide a per capita of but 29 cents?that is the aver age for all American cities of the first class in 1912. Of the twenty-six cities compared, fourteen have a greater per capita expenditure on libraries than 29 cents, eleven have less and one has the same. Percentage of Library Outlay. (3) The census of 1910 In Its bulletin entitled "Financial Statistics of Cities Having a Population of over 330.000 In 1910," compares the municipal expendi tures of the 1S4 American cities having over 30,000 population in detail. The ex penditures for education fall under two heads, (1) schools, (2) libraries, art gal leries and museums. The expenditures under the second head are entirely for libraries in the smaller cities and almost entirely for libraries in all the cities, only a few having art galleries or mu seums. These cities are divided into four groups, (1) over 300.000 in population, (2) between 100,000 and 300.00* ?. (3) between 50.000 and 100,000, (4) between 30,000 and 50.O00. There is a remarkable uniformity in all four groups of the percentage of total expenditure outside of public serv ice enterprises under the second edu cational or library head. The percent age is 1.6 per cent in the first three groups and 1.8 per cent in the fourth group, with a total average for the whole 184 cities of 1.6 per cent. Washington's library expenditures was .S per cent or just one-half of the aver age library expenditure of all American cities and one-half of the average ex penditure of each of the four groups Into which these cities are divided. Out of the eighteen largest cities of the United States constituting group one, of which Washington is given as six teenth, not a single other city spent in 1910 so small a percentage of its main* tenance outlay for its public library as did Washington. Buffalo and Los Ange les spent 2 2 per cent each. Minne apolis 24 per cent. Cleveland 3.4 per cent and the average of the group was, as has been noted, 1.0 per cent, or ex actly double Washington's percentage. It would thus appear that had Wash ington been able to spend on its Public Library in 1910 the average of the muni cipalities of its group, it could have ex pended $l'J"t,l*?6 instead of $0*>,5S2, its actual expenditure for that year. Of the cities in group two (population 100.000 to 300.000) two, Hochester. N'. Y., and Richmond. Va? were still with out public libraries in 1910. Only one of the remaining cities in the group spent as little as .8 per cent of its total maintenance outlay on libraries._ and comparisons in detail. w itli the cities in the other two groups bring the same re sults. Washington's percentage of li brary expenditure is far exceeded not onlv by Huch cities as Buffalo, Minne apolis, Cleveland and Detroit, but by Kalamazoo, Terre Haute, West Hoboken and Oshkosh. Low in Library Expenditure. There is no other item of municipal ex penditure in this comparison which makes so discreditable a showing for VV ashing ton. The Washington percentage of ex penditure as compared with the average of all of the 184 American cities Is, for instance, a little more for the police de partment and a little less for the fire de partment, exactly the same for sanita tion, more for highways, much more for charities, hospitals and corrections and less for schools. But in none of these cases is the difference extraordinarily great. It is only in respect to library maintenance that Washington enjoys the discreditable distinction of assigning to this important educational function only half the average percentage of total municipal expenditures that is assigned by all other American cities and less than half the average percentage of the group of cities between 30,00) and 50,000 in population, including Oshkosh and Kala mazoo. It is only In respect to library maintenance that Washington's Percent age is exceeded by that of 172 out of 1&-* American cities, and the percentage or library expenditure in some of the ten American cities which fall below it is so very small as to indicate that the> ha\ e no libraries at all. , ... , The suggestions of these figures is that the Washington library expenditures could be doubled and then not exceed the average percentage of library expendi tures in all American cities. In the fiscal year 1.910 the total Dis trict expenditures (according to the cen sus report) were $11,309,333; of this sum the expenses for maintenance were $*. 176,134. The amount of District money available for appropriation and tor the Commissioners' estimates for 1915 :s be tween fourteen and a. quarter and four teen and a half millions. It is not known what division between maintenance and permanent improvement appropriations the Commissioners have proposed in their estimates. If the full amount is appro priated and it is distributed between maintenance expenses and permanent im provement in the same ratio as in 1910, there would be for maintenance consider ably. over $10,000,000. Should the library appropriations be made to measure up to the average library expenditures of American cities, that is, should they be made 1.6 per cent of the total, there would be made available for the library s work in 1915 over *160.000. The trustees' estimates of about 5J?,wu as needed for 1915 would be at the most .98 per cent of the total expenditure as against an average of 1.6 per cent in all other American cities. If the trustees' estimates for 1915 were approved and appropriated in full, W ash ington's library expenditure would fall far short of being as large a percentage of the total municipal expenditure as that of the average American city. Economical and Efficient. The Public Library has been conducted both economically and efficiently. Its scanty resources have not been permit ted to paralyze or cripple its useful activi ties. It has done well for the com munity with the limited means intrusted to it. and deserves in the public interest the enlargement of its powers to serve , Washington. Economy of library administration is shown in the statistical table already cited by a comparison of the cost per volume of circulation, which in W ashing ton is 10 cents per volume, a cost ex ceeded in all but live of the twenty-six cities of Washington's class. The average cost of home circulation in those cities is 13 cents. The cost per volume circulated I .has decreased in Washington from 11 cents per volume in 1910 to 10 cents per volume in 1912-13. The library has not been parsimonious ly managed at the expense and to the detriment of the progressive, helpful character of the library's work. The Washington library, under its highly effi cient librarian, is recognized as among the leading progressive libraries in Amer ica. It is declared by Librarian Putnam of the Congressional Library, with expert knowledge of the facts, to be "the most intelligently active for its size and con stituency in the whole country." Growth of Library's Usefulness. The wonderfully increasing service ren dered by the library to the people of Washington during the nine years since the new building has been occupied is universally recognized. In 1904 the points of contact of the library with the people were two?the central library and one i social settlement. In 1913 161 points for the distribution of books to the people were utilized. In 19U4 the home circula tion of books numbered 278.178 volumes, or a little less than one volume per capita 127K.718 population in 1900). In 1913 the home circulation was 686.278 volumes, or a little more than two volumes per cap ita (331,060 population in 1910). In 1904 fiction formed 84 per cent of the library circulation. In 1913 that percentage had been reduced to 58 per cent, and the fic tion circulated in each year was of a bet ter quality. This means that the educa tional and study work of the library is being progressively developed. The ref erence use of the library was in 1904 comparatively small. It has now been so far developed that the main reading room, accommodating 100 readers, is al most constantly tilled with earnest stu dents, whose diverse wants tax the re sources of the library and the reference librarians. During the last five years a large scientific and industrial arts de partment has also been conducted, to the great advantage of eager throngs of mechanics, engineers and students of cotu^krclai subjects. To them the library has been of distinct economic advantage, for they have been able to get and hold positions and to increase their earnings through the use of the technical books and periodicals procured at the library. In 1904 the work of the children's de partment was confined to one small room, and touched the comparatively few chil dren who lived in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon Square. Now the main children's room is one of the largest rooms in the building. It Is crowded every afternoon and evening with chil dren, many of whom come long distances to look up material on their lessons as well as to get books for entertainment, and by parents and teachers who come for expert aid and guidance. Almost one-third of the library's home circula tion of books Is composed of juvenile Hterature. All the work in the schools has been built up since l'.MM. From a ?tock of ft.000 volumes more than 7rt,00O wolumes were circulated into homes from eighty-two public school buildings. Semi weekly deliveries of requested books were made to the seven high schools. In 1904 the lecture halls and study rooms of the library were practically unused. Last year twenty-three organizations held six ty-eight public meetings with lectures in the assembly room, with an attendance of 7,158 auditors, and eighteen small or ganizations held 140 meetings in the study rooms. Such meetings are all held for study purposes. The Takoina Park branch library has been erected and duplicates in miniature the work of the main library. In furtherance of the study and extension work of the library it publishes monthly a four-page bulletin listing new books added. It issues a monthly educational bulletin to bring li brary resources to the attention of teach ers; it issues a monthly social service bul letin In the interest of social workers; It publishes from time to time in pamphlet form reference lists of books needed in connection with lecture courses; it pre pares numerous brief multigraph lists on diverse subjects for groups of readers and thousands of reference lists for individual students. The library has collected about IJO.OOO mounted pictures, which in this age of visual instruction have large use, as is attested by the fact that 7'J,4oO pictures were borrowed for school or home use last year. The foregoing is but an incomplete summary of some of the li brary's activities, the trend of which is in the direction of making it in fact a true "university of the people." Should so important and valuable a branch of the local educational system be starved and stunted? The Public Li brary is active, efficient, useful: worthy of public consideration and support; worthy not only of protection against crippling but of liberal development. Nakri Klenh and Strrngth. Father John's Medicine?a food tonic.? Advertisement. WALTER CRYER FACES TRIAL. Held by Police Court for Using Auto Without Owner's Consent. . Walter Cryer of 3402 H street north west was held for the grand jury in ? bonds today in the Police Court on a charge of taking an automobile without the consent of the owner. It is charged that Cryer. who was ar rested by Policeman Adams of the lirst precinct, was in charge of a garage, and that he ordered an employe of the garage to take him to Southeast Washington early Sunday morning In the automobile of Tyler & Rutherford, 730 15th street northwest. On the return trip, it is stated, the automobile ran into a hack driven by David Glascoe. colored, on Pennsylvania avenue between 12th and 13th streets northwest. The horse was so badly in jured that it died, and Glascoe is con fined to his home from injuries. Kg CUTISEPTICIN i A MOST EFFICIENT REMEDY | For Pimples, Blackheads, f Large Pores, Acne and All 1 Affections of the Skin. An effective. Antiseptic lotion which can lie used at any time and is ab *orbed immediately. Not to be con fused with greasy ointments, wlilch clog the pores and caute eruptions. ? 50 cents at your druggist's. ^ ^ EFFICIENCY is the magic word of the twentieth century. Health, efficiency and morality are f basic virtues in success?real f success. | The healthy man is the | happy man. The body is a ? good servant. Treat it well 1 and it will do your work. | Fads and fancies of "physi- | T cal culture" have no place in ? I our program. We use prac- | I tical methods to get practical [ results. Gymnastics, aquatics and recreative play, under skilled direction, help the city man maintain physical stamina more easily?spring, sum mer, autumn, winter. t And it's all play worth | while?this play for health, ! strength, efficiency. Y. M. C. A. | 1736 G Street N.W. | i. SURRENDERS HIS OFFICE W. C. Brown, Head of New York Central Railway, to Retire January 1. Abe Martin Says: NEW YORK, November 18?William C. Brown, who arose from section liand to the presidency of the New York Cen tral railway lines, resigned today. The directorates of the four railroad com panies comprising the. New York Central system accepted his resignation. It will become effective New Year day.. A. H. Smith, senior vice president of the lines, it is reported, will succeed him. His letter of resignation was addressed to the directors of the four companies which comprise the system, viz.: The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, the I>ake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railway Company and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. His Reasons for Resigning. The letter, in part, is as follows: "I have been In railroad service con tinuously for more than forty-four years ?twelve years of this service with the New York Central lines, five years in charge of the operation and maintenance of the property two years as senior vice president and five years as president? and feel that I have earned that freedom from care, hard work and responsibility which can only be secured by retiring from active service. "In addition to my desire to be re lieved of the burden and responsibility of ; my position. I am admonished by my | failing hearing that I cannot, without serious embarrassment, continue to per form the duties of the position, either in the boardroom or In frequent important conferences in which I must necessarily participate. "For these reasons I beg to very re spectfully tender my resignation as presi dent, effective January 1, 1014." Th' feller who knows his busi ness is alius reticent. Never go on a note or advise a friend t' git married. BRITISH BARK LEAVES PORT. In Tow of Tug the Rakaia Goes to Newport News. Having complied with the requirements of the British board of trade before tho British consul in this city, and having also complied with the customs regu lations, the Britlsn bark Rakaia left here yesterday afternoon in tow of the Norfolk tug Joseph M. Clark for New port News, where she will dock to make ready for her trip to South Africa. Before leaving this port the vessel took aboard over 200 empty barrells, which will be filled with water for ballast when the vessel leaves the South African port for South America. Capt. Rawding, master of the bark, as he said good-bye to his friends yesterday, said that on Christmas day he would think of them having a good time, while he would be having- a lone some one on the vessel somewhere out in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. .Jm?:~XKK~X"X"X"XK~X~X~X~XK-XK~X~X~X~X~X,-X?*X**X~X?<"X~X**X~I t t ?> wa&w m @<s)&9T ts&v ?tr m ^ U /7T\<> Here's a m OnuMinig Just read the description? and the chair is all we describe it Solid Oak, nicely finished; with box seat and reinforced corners to give it greater strength. The Slip seat is covered with the most durable of imitation leather. An ordinary Dining Chair costs more usually?than $ si .gg we have marked these. II Attractive Suite for Living Room Solid Oak?in the rich and effective Early English or Fumed finish. Seats are upholstered and covered with excellent quality of imitation leather. Very durable construction. Oioiinig TaMe Heavy center-pedestal type?with claw carver feet. The top is 42 inches in diameter when closed?but can be spread to six feet. Strongly ina.de; polished to a mirror-like sur face. $62.50, $<g> 35 I^et us tell you what favorable terms we are offering for Columbia f Grafonolas of any model. ^ *X~XK"X"X,,X~X"X~X"X"X"X"X~X~X*<"X~X~X~X~X**X~XMX~X~X~:? The Style Center. $19, $25. $32 and $39 One Thousand Models in Women's and Misses' Suits Distinctive styles?all the best fabrics. On Sale At Here's the Store for Coats All the smart styles and materials. Special Sale of Coats at $15 and $25 Coats for dress and semi-dress, Sport, Traveling and all oc casions. The values are $22.50 to $45. The Largest and Best Selected Stock of Waists at Popular Prices in the City. Dresses, Here by the Hundreds Beautiful Crepe de Chine Silk Dresses . At $15 and $25. GUARDSMEN TO RECEIVE PAY FOR CAMP SERVICE Three Companies of 2d Regiment Profit by Ruling of Controller of the Treasury. versed the decision of that division, de claring that as long as the money had hcen appropriated, the payment rest^i with the commander of the brigade of the District of Columbia or the governors ?'f the several states. Three companies of the 2d Regiment of the National Guard of the District of Columbia tomorrow night will receive their long-delayed pay for services at the camp at Harpers Ferry last August. The companies arc 1". I and L. A ruling of the militia division of the War Depart ment prohibited the use of federal funds in the payment of members of companies which had less than thirty-eight men in tamp. This decision, it is said, worked a severe hardship upon the officers and members of companies which were enlisted up to full strength during the year, but which were only able to get a few less than thirty-eight men to go to the annual en campment. In some cases, companies of thirty seven men were taken to the camp, and no matter how hard the organization had worked daring the year with its full strength in attendance, the ruling of th?; militia division precluded their receiving any pay for their services. It was finally derided to appeal to the controller of the Treasury for an opinion on the ruling of the militia division. The Treasury official, who is the court of last resort in the payment of federal funds, declared that the ruling of the militia division was unwarranted. He re i Will | You ! Help I SIBLEY HOSPITAL?! ?$? Sibley Hospital wants money, to <>, <?? carry on attd increase the Kood work it is doing for Waslunston. ?$? 4* For the tirst time in Its JU >?sa.rs' ?? T history it Is making a public re- y 1* quest for subscriptions. The gradu- ' | ^ ate and student nurses of the in- V % stitution started a personal e?n- T 4, vass November 10 Will you h? ip? <r? Contributions may !?e mailed to /, ?v? 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