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(Around the 4 \ -5 ?' sr~ . L J& A woman with a nubia over ?lier for eign black hair and with eyes as fresh as spring water gave a crowd something to snicker at th? other afternoon. She was brisking along 7th street when she stopped with a shocked sudden ness to look in her brown cord bag. Some thing must have gone wrong with her finances, for the inventory brought to the spring-water eyes that distracted look that comes from trying to think up where the money went. She repeated the rummage act, without relief. Then?and here's where the free show came in: She plumped herself down on the curb stone. yawned the bay; open and spilled Its contents in her lap and upwrapped each package. She must have been an early Christmas shopper woman, for her layout included a wool knitted clown with brass cymbals that strike when you pull a string?may be; and there was a calico cat and a tiny set of tea things decorated with red flow ers that come off at the first washing. \V//v 1 -Li ? v4iv* Spilled Its contents in her lap. you know?arid a child's hair ribbon that the clerk had tied into a bow?and there was spool cotton and shoe laces and ' safety pins and The price of each purchase did the j woman count up by thumping h?r fingers on her knee. But her anxiety showed no sign of a let-up until, with a flash of '?elated memory, she pushed a hand un der her jacket and brought out a pin ntth a glass set that was better than a truly emerald, because It was as big again as any emerald ever dared to be and a whole lot greener. The obviously missing dime had been tracked to it? lair: the money problem was solved. Then the woman stuff'--4 every "buy" back in her bag. scrambled to her feet and brisked off. serenely unconscious of the show she had so freely provided. And she will never give her spectacular stunt another thought?unless somebody happens to ask how she got all that dust on the "seat" of her gown. -> -i* Have you seen him? And did you have to swallow a lump? Maybe you have missed him, so far. for he doesn't stay put. His business requires circulation. And, besides, you can't stay still in November when you have no over coat. You've just naturally got to keep going. Yesterday he was down by the soldiers' monument?an army button on his coat and a shoe brush in his hand?waiting and waiting?until Providence came by in the He put a foot on the box. nmall shoeshlae shape of a man with one of those loud, cheery voices that God gives to many men. but which only Dickens could de scribe. "Why, b'.ess my souil Where did you get that old kit? Give me a shine." He put a foot on the small shoe-shine box. Remember when the kiddies used to shine 'em up on the streets? Gee, it's a long time back! And the other man creaked his Joints into a prouch ard pro ceeded to put on a polish. To a woman who had happened along It did not seem probable that a customer wearing as good clothes as a tailor can make would really enjoy having his shoes smeared over with blacking that you can bet your life wasn't Day & Martin's, or that he wanted them scratched up with a cheap brush by a wavering hand. Still, you can't always rely on the sex sup nosings of a spinster soul whose only knowledge of man has been of the mall rote the spelling, please?mall correspond ence variety. Anyhow, whatever his rea son. the man put one foot and then the other on the box and told the other man about how he used to be a bootblack? before the shoe-shine kiddies vanished with the coming of the asphalt. And did it pay "> And wouldn't it be better to get something more profitable and sheltered froin the weather?a watchman's place, for instance? Any man who had fought for a fla^ ought to be fit to guard a store. The woman had to leave them there, so that she can never know how the job turned out. but If you don't come across an old man j with a gone-by shoe hox on his back, waiting around for a chance to shine 'em up, you may know that he's got a job as a watchman. * * * * Two tourists of the way-off-yonder class stopped a policeman at Oth and F streets. "Is this Broadway?" The policeman hesitated as if consider ing the claims of F and G streets, and then directed the inquirers to Pennsyl vania avenue. So that's settled' A pallid-faced man who showed that he was on bad terms with his inner being stood at the entrance of an office building and moralized at another man. The other man was of the earth-earthy npf. that enjoys life without frazzling over its problems. And he was defending some charge against him between puflfs of an obviously good cigar. "Say. if you folks could ha\ e your way. my folks would starve. Why, man. half the people of my state would have to go to the poorhouse if you legislated away their tobacco crops. If you were to smoke a good cigar now and then you'd feel a whole lot more hopeful for the human race. Try this." The pallid man tonlsnment fi om "Smoke? 1? amoked. I never shall." "Go slow, old chap. You know what }uu haven't done in this world, but you backed with virtuous as - the proffered weed: Smoke? I have never don't know what you'll be up against In the next." It wasn't a dignified interruption and the implied doubt as to the pallid man's fu astonlnbment. ture wasn't genteel, but the laugh that went with it was a good thing to hear. Moralists are not necessarily pallid, to be sure, and a non-smoker may be as strong as a hickory limb with the sap running green, but There are always exceptions. u. s. cursSim TO WORTHY SERVITOR Members of Supreme Body at Funeral of Archie Lewis, Messenger. Chief .Justice White and four of the associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States yesterday afternoon crowded into a humble little home in this city to pay final honors to Archie Lewis, who for sixty-four years served as the messenger in charge of the robing room of the court. Lewis died at his home. 4"J6 street northwest. Thursday, and it was there that the funeral services were conducted yesterday. Others Pay Tribute. Besides the five members of the Su preme Court, there were present Maj. Wright, marshal of the Court; James Maher. chief clerk: Charles Bell, assistant clerk, and Frank K. Green, crier of the court, and a number of other public of ficials. some of them from the public schools, in which Archie Lewis had been much interested for many years. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. V. Tunnel. Music was given by a quartet. Many beautiful flowers dec orated the house. Lewis, who came to Washington from Virginia as a freedman. and who first obtained his place with the Supreme Court in 1849. was held in high esteem by all the members of the court and its officials. He was a m^n of high char acter and exemplary habits, and was faithful in the performance of his duties. His Long Service. When Archie Lewis first entered upon his work for the members of the Su preme Court Chief Justice Taney pre sided over that tribunal. He was serv ing the court when three of the jus tices who attended hl3 funeral yester day were born. Justices Day, Van De canter and Lamar. Chief Justice White and Justice Holmes, the fifth member >f the court attending the funeral, had not yet started to school when Lewis Degan his duties in the Supreme Court. Lewis was born in 1831. and was ?ighty-two years old at the time of his ieath. He claimed to have served two thirds of all the men who have occu pied the Supreme bench, and he had a fund of anecdotes about the celebrated men he had known. STEAMBOAT LINES FIGHT PROPOSED LEGISLATION! Say La Follette Seaman's Bill Would Impose Hardships Upon Water Carriers. It is stated that the managers of the Bteamboat lines on the Chesapeake af fected by the La Follette seaman's bill, especially those carrying passengers, will endeavor to* have some of the provisions of the bill amended, it being asserted that it is practically impossible to com ply with some of its provisions. That part of the proposed new legisla tion which is raising strong objection is the provision requiring that every pas senger-carrying steamer must carry enough lifeboats and rafts to accommo date its entire passenger list and it further specifies that each lifeboat must be in charge of two trained seamen who have had three years' experience. Tiie effect of the measure, it is de clared by steamship officials, imposes an unreasonable demand which if insisted on will work a hardship, which will re sult in great loss in their business. All concur in the belief that any reasonable demand for the safety of passengers should an accident occur they are will ing to carry out. but the regulations in the I-i Follette hill Impose requirements which they claim are severe. Difficult to Meet Rules. It is stated that on account of the slzj of the steamers it will be almost an Im possibility to comply with the lifeboat and liferaft regulations, and that sea men of three years' experience are prac tically unattainable for the reason that these men immediately on serving that time take an examination for a deck offi cer's position. There Is talk of holding a meeting in the near future and make a direct ap peal through Maryland's representatives in Congress to modify the proposed measure so that it will exempt lines not engaged in transoceanic business. Another law which tugboat and steam boat men assert is casing great hard ship is one^requlrlng 4hree<dlcensed mates on certain classes of vessels. The man agers of the lines have made efforts to get men in order to comply with the law, but it is said that they are not to be had. In the past few weeks, it is stated, steamboats have been fined by the De partment of Commerce sums aggregat ing several thousand dollars for failure to comply with the law. Musical Entertainment Given. A musical entertainment was given last night at the Washington Foreign Mis sion Seminary. Takoma Park, D. C. .\moQg those taking part were Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. Mr. Hammer. Mrs. Cavi neas, Mr. Lenalan and Mlss Foatana. HE&NDON SCHOOL TRUSTEE. Unwell A. Lynn Elected by the Town Council. Special Correspondence of The Star. HERNDON, Ya., November 22. 1913. The town council has elected Russell A. Lynn school trustee in place of Dr. Edwin L Detwller, who has resigned. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson have issued invitations to the wedding of their daughter Ona May and Walter Irving Fox. the ceremony to take place at the home of the bride's parents Wed nesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The Tuesday Evening Card Club was entertained this week by Mr. and Mrs. Orland A. Chamblln. Tuesday evening the Knights of Pythias and Red Men united in a fare well banquet for Rev. Lorenzo D. Yaughan, who leaves shortly for Ohio, and who is a member of both orders. Harry Sager acted as toastmaster, and addresses were made by Dr. Charles F. Russell, Rev. T. .1. Armstrong. C. H. Reed and Henry Palmer. A meeting of Fairfax county women's organized classes will be held In the Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Frank Israel of Fairfax will make the address. J. Wesley Tingling of Westminster. Md.? died at his home last Saturday at the age of sixty-six. He was the father of Mrs. W. C. Harden of this place, and a recent visitor here. Mrs. Sarah Longhead Dutton, wife of Richard Henry Dutton, died here last evening after nearly a year's illness. She was a native of Pennsylvania, but had lived here for twenty years. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. F. H. Powell Summers I ers. receivers, to William C. Dorsev, and Mrs. George L. Keys, also two 1 $4W. grandsons, William Summers and j Sloop Walter T-llly. seven tons, from Richard Keys. j Frank Page to John T. Lowerey. CIVl. Sales of Vessel Property. Street Crossing. But two sales of vessels employed in /To the K4itor of The Star: traffic on Chesappake bay and its trib- J In crossing a street midway of a utaries were recorded in the custom i block it is needful to guard against , . ; . approaching vehicles in two directions house at Bait.more in the past ?eek. as Q^y; and * pIance ripht and )<>ft iB follows: Schooner Three Brothers. fTftv-one tons, from Albert R. Donaldson and oth all that is required for safety. In crossing at a corner it is possible, be fore reaching th^ opposite side, to be overtaken by vehicles coming from four different directions; one from the rear, with ui?certaJnty as to the course of vehicles approaching directly from th*+ front in a course parallel to that taken by the pedestrian Kxcept for thos* requirirv^ the aid of an officer, it is far safer to cross midway of a block. Thi.-? applies especiallv to children CHARJLKS K FOOTER After seven years of effort an Ameri can expert has established in I'rugux * one of the largest and best equipped veterinary colleges In the world. You'll Remember The Quality And Not the Price. 10% Discount on Accounts Closed in 30 Days 409 to 417 Seventh St N. W. Phone M 2826 Sale*v Dining room Furniture Only a few days are left in which to prepare for Thanksgiving day. Naturally at this season of the year your din ing room comes into prominence more than any other room. and. of course, vou want it attractively ^ m furnished. A well matched Dining Suite lends an air of quiet elegance that reflects good taste and elegance. Our stock is wonderfully complete, and we're showing matched suites in all finishes and styles. Quartered oak in golden, mission and fumed finishes and mahogany in dull and polished finish. Our prices are low, and you may have your purchases charged and arrange for convenient weekly or'monthlv pay ments. Buffets This Genuine Quartered Oak Buffet, $35.00 The Buffet shown to the / left is of quartered oak and can be had in either golden, fumed or early English finish. It has three drawers, two cupboards. French plate mirror and is well polished. ! Hastings Tables Bed Davenports iiilll Dining- Tables This Quartered Oak Hastings Table, $22.00 The Hastings Table shown here is of quartered oak, highly polished, and has the Tyden removable top. the Tyden leaf and pedestal lock and many other features f>jr ease of operation. This Solid Oak Extension Table, $11.50 The Extension Table shown to the right is in the popular pedestal style, with large turned barrel pedestal. It is of solid oak and extends to six feet. It lias a heavy rim. heavy slides .and is well polished. /tjT;i'L'Vvt 1ilK:;' China Closets This Solid Oak, Bent Glass, China Closet, $18.00 The Solid Oak China Closet shown to the right is a pleasing- claw foot design in golden oak, with bent glass ends., and is highly polished. It has three grooved shelves. and is very well made. This Bed Davenport Jj=i Complete Wiih Cotton Felt Mattress, $29.75 The Handsome Davenport shown here is trans formed by a single, silent motion into a comfortable bed. Jt has a cotton felt mattress and spring separate from that which supports ^ on do not sleep on the upholstery back, as in most III H the upholstery davenports, and wear it out. Dining Chairs This Solid Quartered Oak Dining Chair, Leather Seat, $4.75, The Dining Chair shown to the right is of solid quartered oak. nicely figured and highly polished. It has a lnjx-seat construction, and is very substantially made. It lias heavy leg brakes and genuine leather seat. This Mission Library Table, The Mission Style Li brary Table shown above is strongly made of <*tk and well finished. It has four strongly braced legs and is well made. ffi; II I II n it This Solid Oak Five Drawer Chiffonier, $4.98 The Chiffonier shown above is of solid oak. well pol ished and with wood pulls throughout. It has five roomy drawers and is very substantially made. Blankets $1.50 Blankets: 55x72: pink and blue borders. Pair 98c ?.'.80 Blankets; 04x76; gray with pink or blue borders. <? 1 Ofi Pair 4> 1 ."O $3.00 Blankets: 64x80: blue. ^O pink or red borders. Pair... ? *4.50 Blankets; 64x76; blue, ^-J PQ pink and white plaid. Pair.i5V $5.80 All-Wool 10-4 Blankets; blue, tan. gray, pink, red and ^ HQ black plaid. Pair $8.00 All-wool 11-4 Blankets; gray. red. tan and white plaid. Pair $6.48 Including Armchair, Rocker, Side Chair and Library Table $ 16.75 The Handsome Library Suite we're showing above will make .a handsome addition to any room. It consists of a large Arm Rocker, Arm chair and Side Chair, all substantially constructed of solid oak and upholstered in the best grade ot imitation brown Spanish leather, and a large Library Table with roomy drawer and bookshelf. This attractive suite is finished in the rich fumed oak now so much in demand tor the library and dining room.' You've never seen a better suiteJor the money. ;May;er4Co.,409t?417Seventh St. I This Heavy Clothes Dryer, 69c The Heavy Clothes Dryer shown above is of white basswood. with maple rods. It has 4<? feet of line space and is of special use on drying clothes on rainy days.