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THE EVENING STAR,
With lud?| Moraine BAltton. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY November 18, 1913 THEODORI W. NOTES Editor TIm iTuiai Star Wewspaper Compaay. Bu?me?s Office, 11 fh St. and Pennsylvania Avenue. New Y?rk Office: Tribune Building Chicago Offi.-e; Hwl National Bank Building. European Offlce: 3 Reg-nt St., London, Kngiand. The Evening Star, with the Similar morning edition. 1* delivered by carriers within the city at 4.1 cent* per month: dally only. 2S cents per month; Sunday only. 20 cent* i?er month. Orders IMT 1? sent by mall, or telephone Main 2440. OtdWtlon lit made t>y carrier at the end of each month. Payable In advanc*?hy mall, postage prepaid. r>aily. Sunday included, one month, ?fc> cents. T>aily. Sunday excepted, one month, 40 cents. Saturday Star, $1 ytar; Sunday Star, 12.40 year. Entered a* second-class mail matter at the Koat oflce at Washington, D. C. C^In order to SToid delays on account of pTson*! absence. letters to THE STAB should rot N? addressed to any Individual connected with th? offl,f. hot simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business I>?-partment, accordlu? t? tenor or purpose. Congress and Its Critics. It is getting to be a sort of fashion to i speak of Congress either in terms of patronage, or in those of derision. A poor body. A body of Incompetents, with i only a few members capable of handling great public questions intelligently. Several years ago a loud note of this kind was sounded at Indianapolis. At a national convention of manufacturers held there complaint was made that our ! tariff difficulties grew out of the inca- ! paclty of Congress to understand the j question. What did a lot of lawyers and | politicians know about business? Let j the question be taken out of the hands of j Congress and given into the hands of a j commission composed of tariff experts. I tJreat proposition! But made in dead j earnest. Quite recently, a distinguished banker, in discussing the currency question before the Senate committee on banking, declar ed very frankly, though with no inten tion to be discourteous or offensive, that Congress did not understand the question. He spoke for the consideration by the committee of all the information it was j deriving from banking sources, which, ( as he claimed, did understand the ques- j tion. A fortnight ago the president of an im- ? portant railroad company referred dis- j paragingly to Congress. He described : it as a body of nobodies?men unknown outside of local political spheres, and contributing nothing to the larger Intel ligence of the day. He could well under stand why things were at sixes and sev ens with the country. How could busi ness intrusted to such hands be satis factorily transacted? Speaking in New York the other day, j George W. Perkins, the famous bull mooser, and angel extraordinary to Mr. Roosevelt's party, said that "the average legislator of today is made up of about one part patriotism and nine parts per- i sonal ambition." Need there be any wonder that Mr. Perkins is a busy man, j giving liberally of his wisdom and cash I toward bettering conditions, and making ; America a fit country in which to bring up a family? What shall I'ncle Sam do to be saved? "Touchstone's" observation about "Au drey" suggests itself. "A poor thing, but mine own." If Congress is as poor a thing as its critics describe it should be made better. It cannot be dispensed with. For better or for worse, the fathers joined it to our governmental scheme, and they cannot be put asunder. We have Con gress on our hands, and must work with It* aid. Hut is Congress as poorly off as de scribed? May not the manufacturers, the bankers, and even Mr. Perkins, be too pessimistic? Maybe something good can | come out of Congress. Maybe if our na- ; tional legislators would stand up a little | more stoutly for their own, and exercise I the full power granted by the Constitu- j tion, some of their assailants would be disarmed. At any rate, they might try j that remedy. Constitutionalist Atrocities. The difficulties in the Mexican situation j from the American point of view are. ! increased by the reported happenings j the other day at Juarez, where, it is stated, victorious constitutionalists under Villa caused the execution of a large i number of federal officers captured when the city was taken and even shot to deatii wounded men found in the hos pital. Such barbarities shock the Amer ican people profoundly, it Is to be borne in mind that It has been hoped through the constitutionalists to bring about the establishment in Mexico of a stable rep resentative government, but such prac tices as those that, according to reports, have occurred at Juarez, are not calcu lated to establish confidence in the capacity of those who are now in arms against Huerta to organize the Mexican affairs upon a foundation of humanity and progressive peace. It is stated in late dispatcnes that a feeling has been aroused among the con stitutionalists since the capture of Juarez that they will be able to overturn Huerta w-lthout securing aid from the United States through a raising of the embargo against the exportation of arms into Mexico. Certainly the atrocities committed there make it virtually impos sible for this government to negotiate with Carranza further unless he takes immediate steps to punish those guilty of the crimes The grounds upon which President Wilson denies recognition to Huerta do not permit any extension of practical aid or moral support to Huerta's foes as long as they practice such abominations as tne slaughter of prisoners of war and the assassination of wounded men in hospitals. Even if Woodrow Wilson succeeds in j carrying out his promises to an extent that persuades Mr. ?'artnon to enlist under his banner. "I'ncle Joe" wilj never b? able to line up with the "lifelong democrats Some of the efforts to devise medal presentations ami other expressions of distinction Indicate that America just at present has a lot of Fame and no place to put It. The Early Shopping Idea. The slogan of the retail merchants of Washington, calling upon their customers to do their Christmas shopping early, has a particular force this year, in view of the admoni.ion of the Post Office Department that in order to be sure of satisfactory deliveries by parcel post It is necessary to intrust Christmas packages to the mails much earlier than ugual this year Of course, a large percentage of holiday purchases are not Intended ? for out-of town delivery and so the "post early" warning of the government has no bear ing upon shopping for domestic gift mak ing. Nevertheless, the reasons for early Christmas shopping that have been urged Upon the people of Washington in recent yaars are as strong as ever. People should shop early because in the first place they batter results and are more comfortable in their holiday buying; in the second place because they contribute thereby to relieving the tremendous bur den upon the salespeople, who are en titled to sympathetic consideration. The iherchants of 'Washington, alive to the importance of encouraging early shopping during the Christmas sea son. ofter to their customers fully as com plete and attractive stocks rive and six weeks ahead of Christmas as during the last week of the holiday buying season. In point of fact the early shopper has an advantage in that the stocks from which he makes his selection are fresher than those offered later. He has an un deniable advanta'ge also in the better service that he receives in the stores if he shops while the aisles are compara tively free and the counters are not densely surrounded by buyers. He. car get more helpful attention from the clerks and he has more time to consider his | purchases. Thus the request of the mer chants that their customers do their Christmas shopping now is not altogether selfish, although there is no disposition on their part to deny that they are bene fited by the enterprise of the early shop pers. This is a case where everybody's Interest is served by compliance with a very sensible suggestion. Congress and the New Leadership. The New Leadership idea is spreading. Mr. Wilson is not to have a monopoly of the practice. When the announcement was made that 1 when the trust question came up at the regular session the administration's views would be presented in a bill drawn by Mr. Wilson's order, criticism was aroused. Why not leave that service to Congress? Why should not Mr. Wilson content himself with a recommendation in the old way, permitting Congress to work out the details after its own fashion? Why invade the legislative halls and influence action there? Why attempt to convert Congress into a rubber stamp? Now come the progressives following in the wake of the democrats. Anti-trust bills representing their views have been introduced in the House, and Mr. Mur dock, the progressive leader in that body; says in reply to a question: "Mr. Roose velt has not been consulted by me, but the bills' were drawn by his friends and represent the trust program of the pro gressive party." So that these progres sive bills are as much Mr. Roosevelt's as, later, the democratic bill or bills will be Mr. Wilson's. As the republicans are at present with out a recognized national leader, we shall not hear from them in this manner. Mr. Taft has his ideas on the subject, Mr. Justice Hughes probably his. Mr. Cum mins his, Mr. Borah his, and so on. But no bill or bills introduced in eithew House or Senate for strengthening the Sherman law will represent the republican candi date for President in lt>lt?, for the good and sufficient reason that that man does not today stand designated. He is still sitting in the lap of the gods. It is no new thing for a bill or bills to be introduced "by request." That prac tice has long obtained. A senator or rep resentative may thus oblige a personal friend, who desires to spread his opin ions before the public so as to attract wide attention to them. Or a senator or representative, not feeling competent to draw a bill on a subject in which he is particularly interested, may ask assist ance of somebody who is. But the New Leadership calls for the in troduction of a bill or bills "by direc tion." Not only is the authorship outside of Congress, but the power of propulsion also. Simon having spoken. Congress is expected to wigwag. Here, in the proper analysis, is as big a question as tariff duties, or currency re form, or the shackling of monopoly; and at the rate it is developing it may soon overshadow all three. I'nder the consti tutional design. Congress is an important body, and very important duties are in trusted to it. Shall it abdicate.' New York's fashions in feminine^ feathers, though eccentric, do not ap pear quite as curious as th* crimps re cently put into the Tammany war bon net. It is evidently Secretary Lane's opinion that the conservationists have enough questions to settle without developing any needless issues on states' rights. Chalk marking the sidewalks is after all a mild form of suffragist protest. A real militant would toss banana skins. There is a glimmer of comfort in the fact that the Hindu riots in Natal, how ever serious, cannot throw any new complications into the Monroe doctrine. Even better than the silent diplomat is the* diplomat who fully understands the delicate art of talking for publica tion. Conservationists are now hard at work on their particular phase of the question of efficiency, involving use without waste. Electing a man to Congress in Mexico may be a compliment, but it cannot be regarded as a favor. The statement "truth is at the bottom of a well" does not refer to a Mexican oil well A Needless Strike. After three days and a half of absolute Idleness on the freight lines of the South ern Pacific railroad in Louisiana. and Texas and of virtual passenger train idleness, due to the demands of opera tives for a redress of numerous griev ances and a positive refusal of the rail road authorities to agree to any arbitra tion. the railroud company has yielded to the extent of permitting the case to go to adjustment under ine auspices of the federal board of mediation. Thus a short-lived strike has brought about the very condition that should have de veloped immediately upon the presenta tion of the demands of the men, which the railroad did not see lit ty grant. A ! single day's idleness in a ruilroad system | or in any other line of industry because ! of inability to agree upon a scale of wages or a system of working conditions is an inexcusable waste. Agencies are available for all such adjustments as are called for in the practical operations of American industries, and when one side or another interposes obstacles to pre vent th?- use of such agencies a respon sibility is involved which should incur some penalty that cannot be passer] on | to the public. A system of compulsory arbitration that will prevent this waste and save the public from the losses In cident to strikes is greatly needed in the I'nited States and should not be regarded as negligible because of the occasional arbitrations which result satisfactorily, as in the case of the eastern railway en gineers and trainmen. The very possi bility of a railroad strike is seriously dis turbing to business and to the public at large; and in both of the large arbi trations affecting the eastern lines which have lately been effectively carried to conclusion there was a period of doubt and danger, which unquestionably had a seriously injurious effect. .The public should be given assurance, through the institution of a compulsory arbitration method, against the possibility of a break of relations, so that even such a brief i lapse of act^uy as that just suffered on The man who killed the goose who laid the golden eggs finds a modern counterpart in the man who slays an able-bodied hen to make a Sunday din ner1. Col. Roosevelt might be persuaded to say something timely and severe to the interests responsible for the delay in shipping Argentine beef. the Southern Pacific lines, as a result of the obstinacy of the corporation, may be prevented. Oil. once prescribed for troubled waters, is now referred to as one of our leading peace destroyers. Some of the plays appeal to the tired business man by making business seem, after all, like relaxation. SHOOTING STABS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. Holiday Envy. "During the holidays you should not have any envious feelings." "No; only when Christmas comes along and you have to buy things for a lot of boys, you can't help envying the hard ware man and the confectioner their chances at wholesale rates." "De sensible speech don't alius git de i mos' attention," said Uncle Eben, "foh de reason dat de hottest air alius rises to de top." A Utilitarian Fancy. A man who has a family tree Insists 'twould do him much more good If he some way could only see To chop it up for kindling wood. A Word of Regret. "We don't have honest elections in dis town )ike we used to," said Mr. Erastus Pinkley. "Like you used to!" "Yaasuh. It used to be dat when dey promised you two dollars foh yoh vote you'd git it. Now dey won* even prom ise!" Getting a Proper Start. "I am to address an audience of wom an suffragists," said an orator, "and I don't know exactly what to say." "Oh, that's easy," replied Senator Sor ghum. "Your usual line of talk will do. Only don't forget and say friends and fellow citizens!" instead of 'ladies and gentlemen!' " The Riot of Ragtime. Oh, don't you love the dear old songs. The kind they sang so sweetly When Verdi moved the listening throngs And Gounod charmed completely. The street musicians now who play To lighten up the. gloom Have very little else to say Than "Umpah Bingty Boom!" The organ grinder's rhythmic lay Once told a plaintive story; The monkey as he claimed his pay Would dance to "Trovatore." But for those melodies of yore No longer there seems room; Those street pianos always roar That "Umpah Bingty Boom!" English View of Mexicans. From the London 'Chronicle. Who are the people with whom Presi dent Wilson may soon be in conflict? The general impression about Mexico is that half-breeds form the mass of its popula tion. This is a delusion. It is computed that out of the 15,000,1)00 of inhabitants only l.oOO.OOO are Mestizos, while another million are of undiluted European descent. The remainder are made up of Indian tribes, without any taint froin the old world. These tribes Vary in culture from savagery to high civilization. The coun try is ruled for the most part by men of pure Spanish descent. Occasionally, how ever, as in the case of Porflrio Diaz, a dash of Mexican blood helps its owner to govern an unstable race. Though Mexico has been classed among the most backward countries in the world, Mexican railways, even twenty years ago, could boast a splendor of equipment such as our own have not obtained even yet. Taking advantage of a very broad gauge, both the "Central" and "National" Rail road Companies have for many years been running vestibuled trains, comprising drawing room, dining room, smoking room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even a library, liberally sticked with standard literature. But it must be added that railway enterprise in Mexico is almost en tirely under the control of United States financiers. Autumn in Ohio. Kroui the Cincinnati Times Star. The present season has been a deep disappointment to the poet. His pen, which lay ready in his hand to interpret the beauties he contemplated, has been atrophied by chilling blasts and driving i sleet Instead of inspired by golden sun sets and the haze that clothes forest and field in a kind of impressionistic luster. Indian summer proved to be worse than a "squaw winter." Autumn has heretofore been our most dependable season. Spring might degenerate into a period of quick transition from winter to summer; sum mer might prove a fiery furnace; slush and fog might combine to produce a dis consolate winter, but we have always looked forward to autumn as the days of nature's soft maturity. But sleet has been on the ' punkin." and instead of re vealing rich autumnal coloring, the land scape has become a monochrome of gray. But it is done, irrevocably done, and hope springs eternal. Let us pray for a real Christmas?snow arid sleigh bells, and the clear, crisp air through which stars blink merrily as if the spirit of the glad season were universal?a time when all Scrooges must fell something of the mirth of Bracebridge Hall and plum pudding. The Grandfather Clause. Kroui tb<' rittsburjjli Dispatch, It is one of the peculiar features of the day that though the question has been before the country for several years, no legal ingenuity has yet sufficed to ex trad from the 1'nited States Supifmie ? "ourt a straightforward and direct de cision on the constitutionality of the "grandfather" clause in the election laws of various southern states. Every case in which that clause lias been an issue was disposed of on purely technical grounds. The counsel in the Maryland and Oklahoma cases, now before that body, are, ft may i>e presumed, familiar with the previous failures t<> elicit a de cision on what is an Important feature j of the laws passed for the purpose ol' ex j eluding negroes from the polls. Is the Hen Guilty? From tin New York Sim. All of the common people who call for an egg for breakfast, two if the wolf Is not just outside the door, are in sym pathy with the National Housewives' League in its crusade to reduce prices. It does seem like an outrage that the American hen can be a gold mine n.ne months of the year, her productiveness paraded as an "asset" of the nation, and the consumer be denied an edible egg the other three mouths except at usurious rates. "It's a shame the price we have to pay for eggs." says Mrs. Julian Heath. The country says Amen! The Early-Shopping Gospel. From the St. Loulu K?pulill<'. Many more people today are planning or actually doing their Christmas shop ping than were a year ago this time. Thousands upon thousands of people are now preaching and doing early Christmas shopping who a few years ago never gave the subject a passing thought until a week or two before Christmas. No man datory law has been passed compelling us to do this- The change has been brought about by -publicity. FOR want of a little ready money?many a good opportunity must slip by. Why not take the one step necessary to give you the necessary backing you need? Open a Savings Account with us. That will do it. Once it is opened you'll make it a rule to add to it. Wonderful how the saving habit grows?and how rap idly small savings accumu late ! Your money isn't safe in your pocket. IT IS safe HERE?and besides It Earns 3% Interest. Security Savings & Commercial Bank GROGAN'S Ours is a store of honest and dependable values in Furniture and all kinds of home furnishings. We purchase our stocks with this one thought in mind?that our customers give us their confidence, and rely upon our honesty and judgment when they buy the goods we recommend. When reliable, time-tested lines of Furniture are sold on a very 'moderate margin of profit there's no opportunity for sensational offers. We show you Furniture and Carpet upon which you may depend for years of satisfactory wear; we mark their prices in figures you can read, and we will sell you more goods for the same payments, or the same amount of goods on smaller payments, than any other house in Washington. Peter Grogan & Sons Co. 817 to 823-Seventh St. :??lllllillllllllllllllilll??llllllllllll??? Genuine marble foun tains. small .size with four doven in white marble. Special.... Notice To encourage early Christ mas shopping we are offer ing inducements that you cannot obtain later. EXTRA SPECIAL. ? 75c What 75c Will Buy Sterling Silver Ladles. Sugar Spoons. Olive Forks, Sardine Forks. Sugar Tongs, l^emon and Bon Bon Dishes. Solid Gold Tie Clasp, beautiful Gold Stick Pins. Sterling Silver VANITY CASliS, complete w i th Mirror, Mem*- . andum T a b let, Mr E* E? /]j\ place for cards JN Q \JJ! and change ers with real 3.0? <?> I Very Dainty l.avalliers with real pearls and ame thyst in solid gold with solid gold chain Sterling Silver Oval Pic ture Frames, 7 inches high with ball feet A. Kahn, 935 F St. <;? As a Beautifierf I of Homes -Plitt is in a class | by himself. i Tlial is what those <ve have worked for % P nay. It has proven a big help i" winning Jj, T u<-w butrinem. May we nerve you? X | Geo. Plitt Co., Inc., | I 1218 Connecticut Ave. % 1 * | RAINCOATS | ? TAILORED TO-OBDER. <S> We make Raincoat*. Automobile Corns untI ?'ai>es t<> order for nieu, women ami A children. IVIng the heat guaranteed (not X to leak) rubberized cloth. I From $9 to $20. i\Ve cnu repair your old Rubber or Rain * Coat to almost ?*|ual a new one, at a ' moderate price. We arc the only firm in 1 town (hat repairs Rubber Wearing Ap pare). Work called for ami delivered. I. GLASER & CO., 929 Eye St. N -.W. Phone Main ISJilO. Best Qualitj COAL Lowest Prices Fot C. O. D. delivery east of l?tb and south of W st>. and In Brookland. Wulte Ash Stove. $T.10. Large Furnace. $8.60. Chestnut. $7.25. W. A. Egg. $8.83. Pea. $5.50 per ton. Subject to change without notice. We handle only the beat (Trade of coal that eaa tie bought, and guarantee 3.240 pounds to every ton. Kstab. 30 rear*. JOHN MILLER & CO., PHONE MAIN 2PJ0. Ull B ST. N.W. Young's QualSty Wagons --<-ost no more than tou will pay for the ordinary kind. See this big stock. T. E. Young "Let Us Go to Kann's for Afternoon Tea" is petting to be a familiar expression with Washington shoppers. Kann's Kolonial Restaurant and Tea Room Is a most attractive place; it is pleasant, light, cheerful, and "good things to eat" cost little. Take Lunch Here Tomorrow?You Will Enjoy It. Fourth Floor. Are You Warm Enough at Nignt? If You Are Not Why Don't You Investigate These blanket"bargains ? 64x76 WOOL.NAP BLANKETS; in white, gray and tan. with ?ink and blue borders: made rom superior quality cottons; in an excellent weight; mohair binding; <1 ? double-bed sire: jf) fl .VO $2.50 value for. pair Bedwear Store?Street Floor. WOOL-M I X K n BI-ANKBTS: made of white wool, with a mixture of cotton, will not shrink; 70x*0 sixe. In white and gray, with colored border*; mohair binding; heavy weight, warm and comfort able. a pair.. '? $3.50 Tomorrow! One of Kann's Characteristic Thanksgiving Sales of Dinner That Mais, Sensatlftially Low Prices $2.50 Cottage Dinner Sets; nice quality, plain white china; set as follows: 6 Cups, 6 Fruits, 0 Plates, 1 Vegetable Dish, 6 Individual Butters, Entire Set for 97c t? Saucers, U Oatmeals, 6 Large Plates, 1 Meat Dish. Etnuie? on br? $2*>. ?57.50 Dinner Sets of GENUINE HA VI LAND CHINA, artistic shapes; exquisitely decorated, in dainty cluster design, with heavy gold finish and gold handles and knobs; full combination break fast, dinner* and tea service. Per set $89.00 Dinner Sets of finest imperial Carlsbad china; magnifi cent new shapes; beautifully decorated in exquisite ENCRUST ED GOLD BORDER PATTERN; solid gold handles and knobs; full breakfast, din ner and tea service; ?*7? Ktfl) per set $82.50 Dinner Sets of Finest Quality ROYAL AUSTRIAN CHINA; old colonial shape; ex quisitely decorated in beautiful border pattern of heavy gold and royal blue combination; full breakfast, dinner and SflT) tea service; per set... $65.00 Dinner Sets of THEO DORE H AVI LAND CHINA; ele gant new shapes and richly decorated in all-over floral de sign; finished in heavy gold with solid gold handles and knobs; full combination breakfast, din ner and tea service; per set ^ $5.88 Cottage Dinner Sets; fine Syracuse china; prettily deco rated in dainty green fern de sign, as follows: 6 Teacups, 6 Tea Saucers, 6 Fruits, 6 Soup Plates, 6 Oatmeals, 6 Dinner Plates, 6 Ind. Butters, 1 Vegetable Dish. 1 Meat Dish, Entire Set for $3.95 $19.98 Dinner Sets, fine royal Aus trian china, thin and daintily decorated, in beautiful new spray effect; full combination breakfast, dinner and 0*7 tea service. Per set.... $7.98 Cottage Dinner Sets; finest imperial Carlsbad china; artistic border decoration; set as follows: 6 Teucups, 6 Tea Saucers, 6 Small Plates, 6 I^arge Plates, 6 Fruits. 6 Ind. Butters. 6 Soup Plates, 1 Vegetable Dish. 1 Meat Dish, Entire Set for $5.98 $11.98 Dinner Sets of fine Eng lish china; old colonial shapes; artistically decorated in effective blue onion design; full combina tion breakfast, dinner and tea service; per $8.69 $13.49 Cottage Dinner Sets of GENUINE HAVILAND CHINA, latest Colonial shapes, delicate floral decoration in spray effect, rich gold finish; 50-piece set as follows: 6 Tea Cups 6 Tea Saucers 6 Fruits 6 B. & B. Plates ? Breakfast Plates 6 Dinner Plates 6 Soup Plates 1 Covered Butter Dish 1 Open Vegetable Dish 1 Round Covered Vegetable Dish 1 Gravy or Sauce Boat 1 Large Meat Dish Entire Set for $9.95 -t; $47.50 Dinned Sets of THEO DORE HAVILAND CHINA, the ever popular and beautiful "AP PLE BLOSSOM" design; heavily gold stippled *nd with heavy gold handles and knobs; full combination breakfast, dinner and tea service; per ?^2 50 set - " $6.50 Dinner Sets of fine plain white , stocll; thin and daintS'; pretty shapes; full combination breakfast, dinner and tea CJ OR service. Per set ip?r Sets, finest Syra-. cuse chtna; thin and transparent; decorated iYi the popular green fern design and finished with rich gold lines; full combination breakfast, dinner and tea service: Per set a $16.98 Dinner Sets, fine imperial Carlsbad china, thin and transpa rent; dainty floral decorations, in border and cluster des'^ns; full combination breakfast. dinner and tea serv- ^ jj ^ ice. Per set............. ' Item ?afithy tSie Sara? $4.?2? Cottage Dinner Sets, excel- ! lent quality American porcelain, prettily decorated in floral design, set as follows: 6 Teacups, 6 Tea Saucers <> Fruits. 6 Ind. Butter*, 6 Plates, ?? Large I'lates, 6 Oatmeals, 1 Meat Dish. 1 Open Vegetable Dish, En^re_Set for $3 4$ $32.50 Dinner Sets of GENUINE HAVILAND CHINA. handsome new shapes; elegant floral deoo a tiom and finished with rich gold lines; full combination breakfast, dinner and tea service. $24.55 $ii.V."? Dinner Sets, of finest royal Austrian china, very thin and dain ty; richly decorated in two delicate designs of border effects, with sold lines; full combination breakfast dinner and tea servide. IVr set $2T.!?? Dinner Sets, of HAVILAND CHINA; several attractive floral detsora tions; thin and transparent; fu*t combination breakfast, dinner and tea service. Per SII 9.79 $19.98 GENUINE choice of set IIO.'.w Dinn?-r S*-ts. tine American porcelain, novel shapes attractive ly decorated, in n-w ri-?ral ? flfeet; combination set for serving break fast, dinner and tea. Aft Per set ^0,U5r s'jo.'.is Dinner Sets, of GENUINE HAVILAND CHINA, novel shapes, beautifully d*-corat-d in heavy gold with solid n d handles and knobs; full combination break fast. dinner and tea 6^'^ C,ft service. Per set ^Change" Is theMottoot* Our Waist Store?Every a New Style?Especnally Is TfoSs True of <v~ ^ I1 lnserie waists s A style is never allowed to grow stale in our Waist Store. We a(re constantly having copies made of the more expensive imported models, or designing new models ourselves for the makers to pro-, duce for us, styles that you will find here only in this city. , All-over embroidered voiles. Voiles with embroidered fronts. I-ace-trlmmed voiles. Waists with net vests, embroidered fronts. Waists trimmed with Irish cro-"het. The new, long shoulder, long or three-quarter sleeves, high and low neck styles. The Waist Store?Second Floor. . -?* Most Popular Shapes of the Hour in ? * ? Hatters' Pliuslh) and Velvet Untrimmed Hats, $2.5(0) They are in black only, and the crown is of the plush, the brim and band of the velvet. The shapes are all new and very fetching; the quality exceptionally good. As only an ornament, a feather or flower is needed to make the hat ready to wear, the whole cost would Dfe very small, and yet you would have in reality a vejfy chic, simple, but good quality hat. Millinerv Store?Second Floor. Another Sale of Suits Scheduled fer Wednesday, Dae to a Very Special Purchase if Women's $20.00 to $30.00 Coat (1 1 CA Suits to Sell at . s A A Four Big Racks Filled With tie Choicest Product! 9ns of fie Season Scores and scores of styles, in the same good standard qualities that we sell right along at $20.0010 $30.00, all to be had at the very low price $11.50 tomorrow, and there is every size to select from for both women and misses. \ here are Broadc'oth Suits, Poplin Softs, Bedford Cord Suits, Federal Serge Suits, Each suit is faultlessly tailored and finished. The sale is for ONE DAY ONLY, and because of the low price there will be N< > ALTERATI< >.\> <? r exchanges. Be here early and get the suit you want. Garment Store?Second Moor. Diagonal Suits, Vellcur de Lame Suits Men's Wear Serge Suits, Cheviot Suits I1 Jj Buying CURTAINS, COUCH COVEMS aid PORTIERES Told lira These Special Purchase Lots of Worthy Qualities Greatly Reduced Prices $7.50, $9 and $10.50 Portieres Three Lot* at one price?Heavy Mercerized Styles. Silk Sunfa.st Stales and Mercerized Damask Styles. ? Taken from stock, extra large quantities, or single pair styles. Those at $7.50 are, the silk sunfast. light weight, in solid green and gold; $0.00 values are heavy mer cerized kind, in solid grounds with Persian hand borders; $10.50 styles are satin-finish portieres, some with plain centers, others with bor ders woven into the fabric. Most of these are in the two-toned ef fects. Drapery Store?Third Floor. $ 18.00 Solid Color ^:sVelourPor-$s4.so Imported from France; a surplus lot secured from a New York im porter; the most popular of the high-grade curtains this season; stylish, quiet effects, so much ap preciated by those of artistic taste; both sides alike; colors are three shades green, rose, red, mulberry, blue, brown and tan. 200 Remnants of Taffeta Cre tonnes. Regularly 35c and 39c Yard Well Known, Heavy Quality Ore tonnes, in floral effects. Values of 35c and -'50c. 98c Tapestry Couch AO <3 Covers In a variety of colors, with ori ental stripes and fringe: reversible; medium weight. $4.00 and $5 Irish (Q)^ Point Lace Curtains?1^* Grecian, openwork, bowknot and other designs, in white and Ara bian; 3 yards long. Important Special From our Enlarged and Attractive Book Store in Basement A Heautiful Edition of A Child's Garden of Verse By Robert Louis Stevenson. Bound in cloth. with design stamped in nold on cover; profusely illustrated with full pages in colors and black and white. 75c Swiss Cur tains 59c Fin** sheer quality, trimmed in 5 tucSts; flat style, with colored swiss insertion of pin*. blue or green; ruffle styles have 5 tucks and bat tenburg lace inserting. i At 39c Copy Remember that if you have distant friends to give to. you can send easier than anything else a gift of A Carload of Linoleums 85c to $1.00 values. Tomorrow's Price, a Square Yard Mostly inlaid kinds. This purchase is a special "tid-bit" with which the manufacturer favored us because of large orders recently placed with him. Sale includes the following kinds: 85c Inlaid $1.00 Granite 90c Solid Green or Brown Remnants or "Mill Lengths" from 2 to 5 square yards. The inlaid Linoleums are in tile patterns of many different colors, and the designs go through to the back; the granite or mottled effects are also inlaid, and the plain browns and greens are extra thick. 85c Inlaid Linoleums off the full jC/Tti roll: a square (U)yC yard. Floor Covering Store?Third Floor. $1.15 to $1.40 Inlaid Linoleums; Q/flv ? off the full 5VC piece; a sq.yd. Stirring Rig News for Tomorrow Special reductions from our usual low prices to help you lighten the expense of getting ready for Thanksgiving. Values as high at $7.50 and $8.50 in Rugs to sell at ^ * Axminster Rugs, 4Vix6 ft. Some slightly mis matched. Brussels Rugs, 6x0 ft.; all wool; In orientals and florals. Axminster Runners. 3x0 ft. Axminster Runners, 2?4xl;i ft. $17.08 Axminster Rugs, 0x12 ft $15.50 $2.95 Axminster Rugs. 36x98 in $2.4.% $45.01) WhittallB Wilton Rugs. 0x12 ft S3T.50 $55.00 Wilton <Seamless> Rugs $37.50 Oriental patterns and two-toned effects. In green, blue, red and brown. $?ooo Fringed Wilton Rugs. 9x12 ft $44.50 $1.75 Large Rag Rugs, 36x72 in 98c Rug Store?Third Floor. One of the prettied and most ac ceptable pieced of neckwear is a scarf. We hav e a splendid 1 inthis year for the holiday shopper to se lect from. HAND-RI N S P A V I S H AND PRINCESS LA?'K SCARFS; in white or bla.k; in distinctive and beautiful designs. Our assort ment is large, giving you a range of choice at prices from $4.50 to $16.95 < Priced according to quality and size.) CREPE DE CHINE BOWS; in rat mil effects; made very fud and flat sh ad with pearl pendant; these also in flat pleated styles, with small bow at top; shown in the latest shades of purple, primrose, old blue, orange, etc.; all ob/tj. neatly boxed if desired. e^)(ll)(CT Choice SEPARATE FI R COLLARS; very smart styles; also Fur Collar and Cuff Sets; in mole, beaver, seal and imitation ermine and coney, in black, brown and w hite. Collars?$1.50 to $?\i?s. Sets?$3.75 to $5.75. Neckwear Store?Street Floor.