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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, November 23, 1913, Image 9

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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