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With Cuday Horn tuff xdltfcm WASHINGTON, MONDAY February 9, 19X4 THEODORE W. NOTES Editor Tba sralac St*r ITawapspOT Company. Bl?tnc?? Office. 11th St. and Pennsylvania Areon# New York Office: Tr'hnne Bnlldlne. Chicago Office: First National Bark Bulldlne Earopeau Office: 3 Resent St.. London. England. The Fvenln* Star, with the Snndav m?rn?ne ?dTtl^n. '* delivered by carrier* within th* Htr ?t 43 c**nta T**r month: dai!v on'?. W renta per month: Snnday only. 20 rent? z*r month. 0??'r? mav h* aeiit bv mail, or tpl^phone Main ' Collection !? made by carrier at the end of each tuoatb. Pavabt- In advance?by mall. T?o*tac<* orwnM. T>*!lv. Sundav Included, one month, r><* renta. Dativ! Sunday rxrent^d onr month. 40 rent*. Saturday ^tar. $1 year: Sunday Star. $2.40 year. Entered ae a?*cond-c?nsa rr.all matter at the post offlr* at Wa?hlneton. P. C. r^In order to avoid delav* on account of peraoria' 3ba*-nce. letters to TTIF. ST\R should rot be addfeased to any Individual o.<nnected with thr* <1 ffir*. hut aimpl.v to TFIK STAR or to the Editorial or Business Department, a<eordla? to tenor or [^rpone. Piling a Tax Ossa on Pelion. Elsewhere in The Star is editorial comment upon the practical relation of the single-tax movement, which has considerable local strength, to the growth of Washington's tax burden and to the repeal of the half-and-half ? Taw. Under certain conditions of lar.d , holding application of the single-tax principle is a specific, drastic and ef fective remedy, curing evils highly in jurious to the public. The evil condi tions calling for this wholesome rem edy are at a minimum in Washington, and Congress, our local legislature, will not fully test the cure. The single-tax advocates would substitute a very high tax upon unimproved land for other property taxes, eliminating the *ax upon realty improvements and upon personalty. Congress is willing that the tax on land shall go as high as any one can desire, but will not eliminate the other taxes. Single-tax agitation in Washington pushes real estate assessments higher ?nd higher toward the point where the tax upon the naked land alone might suffice to meet municipal needs, with out eliminating or reducing in pro portion or reducing at all the tax upon personalty and upon realty improvements. Thence result Wash ington's extraordinary assessment ex pansion and tax boosting, reflected in the figures which have been hereto fore published in this '-olumn, coupled with those which are presented today. Washington's realty assessment in 1012 was $3o0,S*J2,4S7, a greater actual assess ment than that placed upon Detroit or Buffalo, and about twice that of New Orleans. The recent tentative assess ment of Washington realty, to be ad Justed finally by the appeals board, placed the figure about $3>J0,000,000, or eight mil lions more than Baltimore's 100 per cent valuation in 1012- The George bill, rais ing the basis from 66^ to 100 per cent, if applied to the 1912 assessment would give as Washington's valuation $405,483, 730, or over one hundred millions more than Baltimore. This valuation, how ever. is reached on the assumption that all of the 1012 assessment is figured on the basis of a two-thirds valuation. But the George report says that the 66ra per cent basis is not universally applied and that the full valuation of Washington's realty in 1012 was 1744,000,000, twice that of Baltimore and more than Baltimore and Minneapolis combined. Mr. Crisp accepts the single-tax realty valuation of $744,OCO,COO. and then tries his hand at a like expansive assessment of the per sonalty, which on single-tax principles ought to be reduced to nothing. Mr. Crisp shows conspicuous facility as an assessor, reporting $180,000,000 of Wash ington personalty, and making Washing ton's total assessment $023,000,000. practi cally the same as thai of the whole of Chicago and only about sixty millions less than Buffalo, Newark and New Or leans combined, all three of these cities being larger and richer than Washington. The logical climax of this competitive tax-assessment boosting is the appear ance on the scene of the supreme imagi native genius who shall value the as sessed fraction of resourceiess Washing ton not merely as high as all Chicago, or two Baltimores, or three New Orleans, but higher than New York. Then only will Washington feel that it has received its true bedlamite valuation. England, having read the Baltimore platform, quotes one of her eminent poets to the effect that, like the flowers which bloom in the spring, it has nothing to do with the case. Gov. Cole Bltase could be saved a great deal of trouble by an arrangement whuh would prevent anybody from beins sent to the penitentiary in the \ first place. The moving pictures and th- phono- j graph will enable old-timers of th* j future who talk about the great actors i fit their dav to prove their assertions. ' ? ' -?' It will bt impossible to g-t liucrta to j agree to all the pleasant things members of the United States administration are saying about one another. A Voting Machine for the House. Once more the proposition to install a voting machine In the House of Repre sentatives is1 mau'1 with the i?Je., of fa cilitating Hie business of that i>o<iy. This i.at been suggested frequently in the past, hat on every occasion it has been vetoed on t". . ground tliat a mechanical device wort Id be possibly subject to mistakes and even to fraud through tl?c misuse of a member's voting apparatus. Now .-oines a subcommittee of the House with a re port to tin rules committee strong.y fa voring a system of electrical vote record ing, for which accuracy, speed and ac cessibility to records are claimed. Ac cording to this proposition each member is to be assigned to a specific seat, at which there will be a series of four but- | tons, covered between roll calls by a j locked lid, the individual key to which the member himself carries. These four but tons will represent, respectively, yea and nay \otes, presence without voting and presence paired. The recording machine at the desk of the clerk will note the name of each member and the manner in which he votes, thus keeping a perma nent record, and at the same time add ing the totals to permit an immediate reading of the result. An ingenious fea ture of the device is to show on indica tors. posted at certain places about the House lobbies and in the press gallery, how each member votes as his button is pressed, and also how the record stands. Such a device would probably save time. But is not this very saving of time a factor to be urged by some members against its adoption? Under the present system a member who is at a distance from the hall of the House but within elactric bell range can remain away un til just In time to get to tb-o House to an wrar to naxne oa & second calL This grants a freedom of action which has grown with the size of the House and the consequent lengthening of the time to take a vote. On an average about forty five minutes is required for the "yeas and naj s" and members can be summoned by telephone even from considerable dis tances. Under the proposed electric ma chine svstem this time would be cut down materially. Of course, a certain length of time wou d be granted for members to re | spond to the vote signals and get to their places. b;it not as long by many minutes as the time now required to perfect the roll call. The subcommittee has not tixed this time, but it may be assumed that it will be determined upon the theory that the members are within the precincts of the House, that is to say. in the House j wing of the Capitol or in the House office j building. Let it be supposed that fifteen minutes should be granted for the recording of the vote from the first signal to the end of the voting ?ime. Immediately on the sounding of the bell members would flock from all parts of the buildings to reach their places, with a definite time limit confronting them they would naturally all be in a hurry, it ii-- easy to see that some congestion would occur at certain points, such as elevators. Perhaps the final result would be a closer attendance upon the actual session, or the establish ment of a svstem of premonitory signals. If any voting machine leads to lil! bustering to insure th** giving of sufficient warning to enable members to get to the House in time to vot > not much will have been gained in this respect by its installa tion. Nevertheless, the experiment is well worth trying, especially as the problem of time saving in the House of Repre sentatives is acute and demands solution in the interest of legislation Free Tolls a; Baltimore. There is nothing persuasive in the suggestion that the provision in the Baltimore platform for free passage of American coastwise vessels through the Panama canal was "slipped in." No member of the platform committee could have put such a plank "over" on his colleagues, nor the committee on the convention, in any such fashion. The subject was one to arrest atten tion. Moreover, the proposition at that time was popular in democratic cir cles. Had it been challenged, debate would have carried it through by two to one. The convention, from first to last, was noisy. Excitement was high. From the moment it was discovered that the favorite candidate?Mr. Clark?was in peril, feeling became intense. And the discovery was made before the ballotings for the candidates be gan. Delegates in committee rooms busy with matters to be disposed of before nominations were reached knew what was coming, and were bracing for it. But this did not affect the platform. What was reported by the committee and adopted by the convention would have "fitted" Mr. Clark. Mr. Under wood, Gov. Harmon, Gov. Marshall or Mr. Bryan as well as it did "fit" Gov. Wilson. No one of them would have changed a word, a line or a para graph of the party's deliverance had the standard been put into his hands. All stood ready to abide by the man date of the convention. As the nominee. Gov. Wilson accepted the convention's work. The free toils plank could not have escaped his at tention. As it did not. and as he did not reject it either in his speech of acceptance or in any of his campaign speeches, he took office as much bound by that plank as by any other the plat form contained. Have conditions changed? Is Presi dent Wilson confionted with the ques tion in a form it did not possess for Candidate Wilson? Is his present attitude the result of the somewhat aggressive mood of Great Britain on the subject? Had the Baltimore convention been confronted by such conditions as now exist would it have declared for free tolls? Congress has no power to investigate the doings at Baltimore two years ago. Such an investigation would make "mighty interesting reading" for all parties and everybody. But the point is that the democracy sought and ob tained office partly on the promise of free tolls for American coastwise ship ping passing through the Panama canal; and the law is on the books. Shall it remain, or shall it be suspended or repealed? Both parties are divided on the issue, and for that reason as for others it is futile to attempt to make the Balti more convention the "goat." Some strange things were done there, but this canal thing was not one of them. The question of prohibition in South America has absolutely nothing to do with the interesting and instructive snake stories exported from time to time. A number of Mexicans on receiving arms will no doubt be immediately moved to make inquiries for the nearest pawnshop. A Chinese president has to give serious thought to tiie possibility of an informal termination of his career, regardless of legal tenure. It seems rather liberal to supply Mex- I ico vith arxas and ammunition when there j is so serious a shortage elsewhere. The Lincoln Memorial. A clearance of all questions relative to the Lincoln memorial contract having be* a effected, and an officer designated to supervise the construction, the decision of th - commission and the Secretary or War to start the work formally on the anniversary of Lincoln's birth, next Thursday . is most gratifying. The Star pro tested" this appropriate date for the actual " breaking of ground" as soon as the de cision regarding the award of the con tracts was reached, and sought to have all the preliminaries arranged in season. While it is. in a sense, unfortunate that there it not sufficient time to permit the arrangement of a striking program on this occasion, the simp.e breaking of the ground for the great memorial will suf fice to mark the date and set a new mark in tue record of this enterprise, so long under way, and now about to be consum mated. The record of the Lincoln memorial project has been long, and at times dis i couraging in the delays encountered. -\t one time the very euthusiasm of those who worked for the proper commemora tion of the War President by the nation threatened it. Various propositions were advanced as to both the form and the site for the memorial. These plans ranged from a simple shaft to a great road ex tending from Washington to Gettysburg. Within this city many places were pro posed for the setting of the memorial, whatever its form At last the plan was adopted of an architectural creation of appropriate size and design, non-utili tarian. but expressive in its lines and significance of the character and services of Lincoln. Then a specific project was chosen and at last a definite situation was selected, which, when considered in conjunction with the proposed and virtu ally adopted plan of a memorial bridge across the Potomac to symbolize the re union of the sections, is probably the most suitable in all respects. Just how long this memorial will be ia construction cannot he foretold. It will not be the work of a year, however. That inav be regarded as assured, for sue large undertakings progress slowly. How - ever, it Is to he hoped that no time wi be lost, but that the spirit which the au thorities now show- in the matter will per sist, and that at every stasc ,he work will be pressed to the utmost consistent with the care necessary to produ-e an everlaFtinir monument to an American v.hos- name is undying and whose serv ices have been of immeasurab.e value to the nation. _____ The Tanania canal is at least one big business enterprise that can be depende on not to be operated in restraint of trade. Hans Schmidt's case was one In whi-h the insanity theory was not worked to ?arly the extent that seemed possible. nes The dove of peace is under suspicion of being strictly a fair-weather friend There has already L>een enough sun shine to discredit the ground hog. SHOOTING STARS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. More Required. ??Your candidate is making some won derfully clever and amusing speeches." "Yes." replied Senator Sorghum, thoughtfully, -but this country is work ing around to a point where there isn t near as much enthusiasm about electing a man simply because he Is good com pany." On With the Dance. At tender rhymes we will not glance, And pictures don't delight us. St. Valentine stands no more chance. So here's to old St. Vitus! Waste of Time. "How do you like New York?'' asked the enterprising interviewer. ?'Now, what's the use of asking a ques tion like that:" exclaimed the testy tour ist. "New York doesn't care"' A Personal Viewpoint. "What's your objection to strikes?" asked Mr. Kafferty. "Well," replied Mr. Dolan, "the way 1 feci about strikes is that if you're rich enough to be able to afford thetn you don't feel like ta..ing the trouble." Meeting Modern Problems. "What do you think we ought to do with these gunmen?" asked one big-town official. "I don't know." replied the other. "It doesn't seem practical to ask all the law abiding people to move and then give the gunmen arms and ammunition and let them tight it out." A True Fairy Tale. Tile sunbeam comes in splendor bright, And where the trees are gaunt and bare Awakens unto smiling bright A blossom that was slumbering there. The wintry spell will soon be past And songs will echo to the skies. Prince Charming will approach at last And bid the Sleeping Beauty 'rise. Pictures in Parks. From the St. Louie Times. 1 Before anybody comes forward with th"5 1 suggestion that the park commissioner s plan for moving pictures in the parks or I playgrounds is whimsical or that it \*ould involve the city in extravagance it is to be hoped that the proposition will be studied from all its aspec ts. The most extravagant course a city can pursue is to permit its children to go wrong. There are the public schools, of course; but despite the existence of these safe guards there afe large numbers of sadly unschooled children in the citv?children , whose parents appear to la< k either the abilitv or the will to attract young peo- ? pie's "interests. Anything the city can do , to attract the interest of these children in harmless or wholesome things is well worth doing. Children who are interest ed in moving pictures are not contemplat ing mischief of any kind. Youug people w ho are capable of realizing that the city is interested in them arc sure to become interested in the city, if they are en dowed with normal reasoning power. - How New York Dies. From the New York World. The 580 persons killed by vehicles in New York last year equal the local death rate of ? population as large as baleni. Mass. Add 194 homicides and we have the death rate for a Mobile. Ala., or a Can tor. Ohio. Add 453 suicides and we have the death rate for a Trenton or a f art ford As in the general mortality lists, these victims of violence were or all ages, of both sexes, of every walk in life. They formed a regiment of 1.227 Including those who died violent deaths less cul pable, the total of 2,?-Vi furnished the death rate for a Pat-rson and Passaic combined. The homicides alone are more than half the record of all Kngland in 1VHHJ Nearly i!0? human lives are part 01 th.- price we pay yearly for our toleration of the gunman, the bomb-planter, the wielder of knife and stiletto. \ et the New Yorker has a .r<5 per cent greater chance of being killed by an automobile than bv a murderer; the preponderance is much greater if he is of;steady habits. Automobile killings in 101o were -.0-. against 112 in li'ia The rapid increase was due solely to careless driving. Character-Buiidmg Libraries. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. The plan for establishing character building libraries in a number of the public schools is deserving of en couragement. The matter is in charg. of the committee on elementary schools of the hoard of public education, and they propose to beg.n operations by in Istalling such libraries in three ot the downtown schools. If these prove suc cessful they will be gradually extended until all of the schools are supplied. I According to Dr. Brumbaugh these miniature libraries will contain only books that will aid In developing man.y and womanly traits In the boys and girls and that will have a tendency to elevate their moral natures. The books will be approved by a committee of the board of education and of prominent citizens Interested In education. It Is the belief of those who are urging the innovation that once the libraries are started there will be many donations of suitable books from friends of the children. Value of State Constabulary. From the Philadelphia Telegraph. In spite of some prejudice that has been manifested by those Who do not appear to have fully understood the purpose which led to the creation of the state police, that body has proven its utility and justified Itself over and over again Under the direction of Maj. Groome it has been made a. model organi zation which has attracted the attention of authorities In other states which sooner or later will have a similar force of their own. There is no other way In which pro tection can be assured on the country roads and in rural communities. The local authorities could not If they would maintain a guard of any real importance and efficiency in sucli sections. The cost makes it impossible. It is in these exposed communities that the state police has been most needed. Cabinet Anecdotes. From the Fhiladelphia Proas. Somebody is putting out some mighty good auecdotes illustrating the cleverness and wit of members of the cabinet. Seems too bad they never hear these stories till they see them in print, as Tumulty might say. . iu?miininn"i"im??i??niinmtn ; Doubting Thomases ; Should Come to Hear I The Wonderful BISHOP HI'RST. \ears ago, wheti told that the first tinfoil Phonograph was an instrument that would "talk back -- after briiiK V\ ^ talked to" V \\ i- h a raoterized \k / y the announce nient as si ^Bra^K|3SJ^^[ FAKE. Not |jMTOKf3 I till lie had vis- iMMn' J ited Edison at ji 1 Menlo Park Iwf "" jj :| and heard his ji J own voice |M ? (i!!j from it would |l h* believe it 1 possible. W The Bishop ft W is long since ? M dead, but there ? are other doubting Thomases who today won't believe the second Edison wonder?the new Disc Phono graph?as an "in comparable musieal instrument." They say "thats an exaggeration." Con vince yourself by hearing it. Hear it any day at our place. You will marvel more at its hu man voice reproduction than did the good Bishop at th^ tinfoil wonder. No needles to change has genuine diamond point re producer. Records ate inde structible. WE CHEERFULLY DEMON STRATE here or at your home. Call us up on the phone. McKee Instrument Co., 1004 F St. N.W. | Near and Far '!? Vision Lenses One Clear Glass. Old-fashioned, two-part double-vision lenses are unsightly?make you look older. My Kryptok lenses look like ordinary lenses?there is no line of demarcation. Perfect vision?110 obstruc tion, no line or seam?each lens clear and smooth. I examine eyes free of charge. Roe Fulkerson, OPTICIAN. 1407 F St. N.W. Opposite Willard Hotel. s*i ?tangible claims to ^ ijl "good looks" a?ter Si you use t$ * Dermatine Lotion ?A great beautifier of ;] U skin and com- -1 plexion. Bottle.. 4 "3 FratikC. Henry, Prop.,703 15th f, ?y '-No Hranch Stores^%'-.^::f Announcement To readily facilitate an expeditious and efficient service to its patrons THE ILLINOIS SURE TY COMPANY has estab lished its Washington Of fice at 211 Colorado Build ing, with Mr. Victor E. Brown, Resident Secretary, and Mr. B. Enimert Ger mann, Manager. Phone MAIN 52. 1 See Etz and see better. If you need glasses after our examination of your eves we will tell you so?and wc will be just as quick to say "no" if you don't. There are a good many people deciding that question for them selves. That's dangerous. It's good policy to trust that ques tion to us. EDWIN H. ETZ Optometrist and Optician, New York=WASH!INQT?N=-Paric. 2Lotb(eop ANNOUNCEMENTS Mis- Janet Richards' talks on "Current Events wiH he given for the remainder of the present -rason in our l.iri^e Auditorium, eighth lle?< *r of the new building, every Monday morning at 10:45 o clock, beginning Icbruarv r<'. Arrange luents can be made with Mi-- Richards for single admission tickets by those who arc not member- of the cla-s. Beautiful New Spring Models In Women's Suits We have just received the first oi our Spring -election of Women's Fine ?vuit>. in poplin, .-erge, granite clotli and wool crepes. Tliev fulfill, with unusual desirability, the promises of the earlier part of the season. The coats, made in the newest Kton effects, with Mandarin or unfitted sleeves three-uuarter len?tl:. with cuffs trihuned with buttons, frilling or nioire: the vest effects in front of si k moire that may be worn in two styles, and the soft Arabian collar, hand em broidered-all combine to make beautiftii garments that will meet instant favor. The skirts are in simple and fashionable modes, either peg too or the tiered tunic models, that are emohasized by the short coats, and the whole suit is exceptional, not only in quality, but in the perfect fitting. The color- represented are navv. black. Co'ienhasjeii. tan. wistaria and th? lieu -hade of <rreen?reseda?in si^es from ,14 to 40: at the extremely low price of eac%. New Ser^e Suits? We art- featuring- at this time an exceotionallv line suit of serge. made in the newest and most approved stvle, with short Eton model coat. Mavinsc the large unfitted sleeves and yoke bark: sleeves seams and middle ba'-k trimmed with s^lf-covered buttons. The skirt is a double turiie stvle, and when skirt a^d coat are .worn together the effect is of a trifle-tiered garment. \11 sizes up to 44 may be obtained, in black or navv blue, and the perfects fitting of the suit makes it. a most unu?u?l and desirable value at Jfitte $latrb ?s>ilbertoave, MOST OF IT LESS TH\N HALF PRICE. Seldom is it possible t prices, but this special .is than half price. EVERY PIEC.T \\ \RR.\XI I n 01ADKLT'l.l- Pl.A I !' OX WHITE MKT A I.. VXD ?Jl- THE filc.HE^T STAXDARU IX QUALITY. I >KSK 1X AX1) M AK1 Four=piece Tea Sets, | Butter OisEmes, $1.75 eac. . ?ecurt I1TIC1U i Silverware at les- than regular 'tiered at ail average of le-s ?5.5? each. _ and $112.??,: Sugar bowl, teapot. spoonhold?r and cream pitcher: two patterns, one plain, the other fluted. | Baking Dishes, S3.50 each. \'alues. ?S.OO and $10.00. Three very attractive styles. In tbe New Jewelry Store, Main r. r M. Value, $3.5?. Satin finish, engraved patt? -us Flower Vases;, 65c each, pair. Neat and ai tistK ^ E .41 Valuer, *!.:*> e<u')i. $25.0? eacih. Third door, li st. NEW CREPE DE CHINE BLOUSES We are constantly receiving new models for those who are seeking garments that are unusual and distinctive. The latest ar rivals of Crepe de Chine Waists are not only styles that cannot be obtained elsewhere, but they are striking in the beaut)- of design and color which give indi viduality not alone to the waist. but to the wearer as well, and which mark them as one of the best of our many lines of waists One of these newest models has the popular set-in kimono, or unfitted sleeves, with dainty turnback cuffs. The cuffs and col lar are of tine white silk crepe, with embroidered rosebud inser tion, and the low neck is fastened with a dainty silk cord. Small, round colored buttons finish the front of the garment. % $5.75 each. Third floor, G st. The New Wide Girdles of FineSilksir! Exquisite Styles Persian Silk Girdles of rich and handsome imported silks, iti the somber oriental colorings, with gold. lavender or blue in pre dominance, finished with silk cord and tassel in front. Elegant Black Mescaline Satin Girdles, gathered into soft line-, with a large American be'auty rose in the front; one style with vel vet straps over shoulders and velvet streamers, ending in silk t.i? sels; another with only the streamers and tassels. Other distinctly new things that have just ar= rived lira the Neckwear Section are: Velvet Roses for corsage or hair, in pink, yellow, black and red, studded with brilliants on the petals; green foliage: Si.50 each. Neckwear Department, Main floor, G st. Radium Bows, white, pink, lav ender and blue, three styles ; some with pearl drop or pearl hall <-n-i 50c each. a A Special New Small Assortment Just Received and Priced Low, Xew Embroidered Robe Patterns of an attractive cotton mi terial, in the crepe effect now so modish. These patterns are i'; a wide variety of the newest shades, which are now receiving so much attention from women fit" fashion- watermelon rise j-ink < amber, golden brown, the new mulberry, samphire blue, old blue, light blue, elaborately embroidered in self color, and some of them in a contrasting tone, forming a pretty and winsome two-toned coi.i bination. There are 4yards of material to each robe pattern, sufficient for making waist and skirt. As the number of patterns is limited, we advise early selection. Special at $8.5?. Main floor. G st. Madame Irene Corsets So the Late Sty lies SmrNet aed Shadow Lace Waists At Very SpecBafl Prices. $6.75 Chiffon Waists at S3 95 eacti. The price concession on these waists is possible because the manufacturer is going to discon tinue this line, and we are, there ? fore, able to secure them at con siderably below the regular value. They are made of fine chiffon over a foundation of white net. and are trimmed with narrow tucks and soutache braid. Either high or low necks may be obtained, and set-in sleeves as well as those with the drop shoulder. All sizes up to 42 are represented, in blacks, taupes. navvs and browns. $3.95 each. Third floor. G nt. '.75 Waists at $2.95 each. These are values that will be in stantly recognized and appre ciated, and they furnish an excel lent opportunity to obtain a pretty waist to go with the new suit, at a moderate price. Net and shadow lace over chiffon, with vest effects, and fur around the low neck; long sleeves; hemstitched seams at yoke and drop shoulder are the features that serve to make this a most attractive Waist. Sizes from 34 to 42 in white. Russian green, Copen hagen. black, bourgoyne and brown, at $2.95 each. Beautiful New Taffeta Dresses. Qualifies That Are Seldom Priced So Low. These Dresses are made of j Skirts are lovely?artistical taffeta which is high in favor, jly draped in the flowing ef because it lends itself so per- j feet from the waist and hips fectly to the draperies and ruf- that gives the pronounced fles. The bodices are excep-, size and gradually shaping tionally pretty in square and V low neck effects of the lat est origin, and two of the mod els have very short sleeves in an artistic full effect, the -oth er has straight elbow sleeves. into a sort of funnel-like drap ery at the bottom, with an ar tistic opening; one has but tons in the front; overskirts and ruffles are as spring has ordered. Speciali price, $16,915 each, for dresses that we believe to be worth fully $25. Also New Soft Taffeta Dresses at $25.00, very special, and some Crepes are included; they are finished with the lat est touches as to the trimming and have the very becoming overskirts and peplums, slanting or spade back. The deep moire silk girdles in black or blending shades and V necks and vests of fine net with ruffles of soft cream lace or rib bon are exceptionally pretty. New shades embrace Russian green, mahogany, tango and also navy blue and black? $25.00 each. Third floor. G st. New Spring models in the Madame Irene Corsets, which we re gard as one of our finest exclusive models, all show a tendency toward the natural lines. The total elimination of harshness and heavy boning and the complete adherence of soft effects, some of them almost entirely void of boning, is a significant feature. They are natural and graceful in line, giving the figure the uncorseted appearance. Flexible and yielding models, with little boning for the slender and youth ful tigure. coming just to the waist line or very little above: to be worn with soft brassiere; give the wearer correct lines and prove exceedingly com fortable. Many of the new models have the addition of elas tic set in wherever desir able. for ease and grace of motion, freedom of action and perfect comfort to those ligures which of ne cessity must be restrained to some extent. Carefully modeled cornet* for practical wear 011 any occasion and for medium or full ligures, requiring a slightly heavier boning, and also those models for full figures bontd as u.u.-li as is allowed. As will be seen from this brief resume, there is a fitting here for every figure, and our corsetieres see to it that an exact fitting is provided every wearer. Priced from $5.?? to $18.5? the pair. Third floor, Center. An Advamice Showing of Several New Spring Models in It gives us great pleasure to announce the arrival of several of our new Spring styles in Footwear. We had this Footwear come to us earlier than u.-ual this season because of the growing tendenov to wear Eow Shoes and Pumps al! winter, with colored gaiters, aiu' we would desire those desiring Footwear now or who wish to ?ain , accurate forecast of the season's models to inspect the following: Gun Metal Calfskin and Patent) <iiin Metal Calfskin Four-e* ? - Coltskin Seamless Pumps, with; let Blucher-cut Oxford Ti< . light welt soles and leather: u'*'> welt sole- and Cuban liecl , Cuban heels, finished with self-1 l)ai.r> $:v?f' covered buckles, pair, $5.00. Domino Calfskin Drexel Ties; a new type of colonial tie having a smaller tongue and a self-covered buckle: very handsome and styl ish, pair, $6.00. pa' (i?n Metal Calfskin Oxford l ies. English model, with invi-i ble eyelets and low heels S5.00. Tail Russia Calfskin Bluchc - cut Oxford T ies, with wide rib bon lacers, pair. $5.00. Further Reductions on Winter Coats. With the promise of colder weather for the next couple of months, and the subsequent necessity for warm coats, values like these we are now offering will be extremely interesting. The coats are of the same quality and styles that during the midwinter months sold as high as $29.50 each: there are only about 40 of them left, and in order to make room for the Spring models arriving daily we have placed them at the extremely low price of $12.95 eacih. Winter Suits at Reduced Prices. Broadcloths, serges, hair line stripes, eponges and poplins are offered for your selection in this lot, of which black and blue are the predominant colors. Strictly tailored models, self trimmed, or with velvet collars. Remainders of the best selling styles of the season. Xfeud am. a ?$. Regularly up to $39.5?. Attentions is aliso called to a showing of Foot wear arranged expressly for those contempSatiiT^ a trip to warmer ciiimes: White Buckskin Button Boots, $5.00 and $8.00 pair White Linen Seamless Pumps, $4.00 pair. \\ hite Linen Colonials, self-covered buckler-, $4.00 pair. White Sea Island Canvas and Three-eyelet Ties, with tu soles and wood Cuban heels. S3.50 pair. Third floor, Tenth t-t. 1 Fur Coats at Very Low Prices. We still have a few of our large assortment of Fur Coats lei:, and in order to dispose of these before the end of the season have placed extremely low markings on the folowing garments: Caracal Coats, with collar of civet cat, $05.00. Were $125.00. Black Pony Coats, 52 inches, $25.00 each. Were $60.00. 36-in. Black Pony Coats. $25.00. Were $50.00. Marmot Coats, 52 inches long, $39.50. Were $75.00. Marmot Coats, that sold for $50.00, $25.00 each. 1 Mole Coney Coat. 52 inches long. $65.00. Was $125.00. 1 French Seal Coat, $35.00. Was $$5.00. 1 French Seal Coat. 52 inches long, $45.00. Was $90.00. Fur Set 3 Reduced Finely made sets of Black Fox Fur, which require two skiii^ for the muff and two for the scarf, finished with heads and tails sets that originally sold for $45.00. now marked at the exception.d price of $29.5? set. Also Natural Vicuna Sets, of four skitTs each, perfectly matched furs that are extremely attractive. $16.5? set. ReguEariy $25.00. Xlurd fluor. u u.