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Government Takes First Step
in Court to Defend Treas ury Officers. EXHIBITS TO PE FILED TO JUSTIFY COURSE Secretary McAdoo Not Concerned With Action. Says Motions?Court Jurisdiction Questioned. ''ounse! for the government yesterday1 riled motions in the District Supreme j ?'ourt asking the dismissal for lack of! jurisdiction of the suit of the Riggs Na- j ? onal Rank against Secretary McAdoo, j ?"-ntroller Williams and United States Treasurer Burke, who were charged in ihe bank's complaint with conspiring to v\ reck that institution. The motions marked the first step that the government has formally taken to defend its officers against the suit. To day or tomorrow counsel will present to ihe court affidavits and exhibits designed t? Justify the course taken by the officials in Instances which formed the basis of the bank's charge, and its pe tition for injunctions. Case Comes Up Tomorrow. Tomorrow the case is scheduled to come up in open court. It is not known hether counsel for the bank will then )-e ready to go on with oral arguments. Bank officials said no copy of the answer of the government had been given the bank's lawyers. Three motions were made yesterday by the goverenment, one for each of ficial sued. It Is declared in each that the complaint of. the bank is directed at Messrs. MctAdoo, Williams and Burke, not as individuals, but as offi cers of the United States; that the government alone is to be affected by any decree entered in the case and that the suit is therefore one against the United States and beyond the jurisdic tion of the court* as the government cannot be made a party to such a suit without its consent. The court also is asked to dismiss tiLe suit on the ground that the bajik has an adequate remedy at law and not by seeking injunctions in an equity court. McAdoo Nbt Concerned. The motion on behalf of Secretary McAdoo declares that the complaint of the bank stated no cause of action against him, since he "is not concerned with and has not powers, authority or jurisdiction" with respect to the im position by law of -penalties or assess ments upon offemding banks. The banks complaint aQeged that the Sec retary had combined with Controller Williams to prevent The payment to the bank of $5,000 interest on government bonds deposited with the controller to secure its circulation* on tho ground that the bank failed to make special reports called for by the controller. It is further said thai the Secretary has no power or jurisdiction with respect to the approval of depositary banks on reserve cites, these acta being "within the sole Jurisdiction and discretion of the controller of thei currency." Jurisdiction Questioned. For Mr. Williams the motion said that the court has no jurisdiction to review the exercise of the discretion lodged by statute with the controller concerning the acts which the bank petitioned should be ervjotned. It also avers that the action to enjoin him froin refusing to make the bank a de positary for national banks "is pre maturely begun," since he has not made such a refusal, and that the bank nas no cause for action in asking anv injunction to prevent him from here* after calling for special reports or assessing penalties for failure to make such reports, since it does not appear that such reports have been or are to t??- called for. The motion for Mr. Bfcjrke says that f* actions sought to be enjolntd : :? refusal to pay the bank the flve thousand-dollar bond interest 'are Im posed upon him by law." The bill is siime'd by I,ou1s d Bran 'le s. Samuel I nlfrmejwr and Jesse c. Auk ins, special government counsel. PLEA INMlFURT FOR CUSTODY OF CHILD Former Wife of Herbert A. Hard Ac cuses Him of Kidnaping Their Daughter. '! e question of the custody of FA abeth Hard, seven years old, of Ss .naw, Mich., is to be determined by th< District Supreme <'ourt. Last Sat ur? .v her father, Herbert A. Hard, was ? sted on a request from the Michi police on a charge of kidnaping, eing claimed that he took unlaw-! fu v the child from the custody of the mc her. Hard gave ball of $3,000. pend ing a hearing. I quisition papers were received n the Governor of Michigan, charg ing him with forcibly removing the . '1 from the state. Chief Justice Co ington will hear the extradition in. ler this afternoon. Asks for Habeas Corpus Writ. Catherine Hard, the mother, arrived Washington Sunday and today filed a petition in habeas corpus for the custody of little Klizabeth. .Justice < iould issued the writ, requiring the father to have the child In court to il. orrow morning. The parents were divorced in Febru .1 y in North I'akota, and the decree said to lias e permitted the father to i 1 ve the custody of each child for two onths in ea?? ii year. The petition of .e mother assorts that under the .iichigan law the custody of children exclusively in the mother until they . << h the age of twelve years. She if-refore claims she is entitled to have .?e little girl returned to her. \ttorney M. K. O'Brien represents the fe. The husband is represented by \ttorne>s James A. O'Khea, Rufus fc>. ;?:*>? and Charles Roach. TWO EABLY MORNING JIBES. Sheds in Rear of Houses Burn. $600 Damage in Northeast Home. Sheds In rear of five houses on the : :?>0 block of 13th street northwest w#-re destroyed by fire about 12:30 ? ? - lock this morning. The fire spread to the fence on premises 1303 W street and badly damaged it. An investigation n.ade by firemen arid policemen failed to disclose the origin. The damage was estimated at $600. No. 10 engine company responded to 11 alarm of fire about 3 o'clock thi* morning and extinguished a small fire in the house of Mrs. Susie Oosey, 413 14th ttreet northeast. About $600 dam- , a?e rssult^L THE AMERICAN PRESS ON GERMAN WARFARE Kaiser's Naval Policy Declared One of Assassination?Provocation for the Strongest Action?Strong Patriotic Tone Throughout Country. Too Late for Casuistry. I From the Charleston News and Courier. Senator Stone, chairman of the Sen ate committee on foreign affairs, has issued a statement, as illogical as it is ill-advised. suggesting that Germany may not be legally responsible for the loss of American lives on the Lusitania. Does Senator Stone realize that, if by any process of casuistry, Germany is ] absolved of responsibility for this frightful tragedy, the responsibility I fastens itself at once upon the govern ' ment of the United States? For if such ; an act as the torpedoing of the l^usita nia with her passengers is justifiable and legitimate, it was the duty of the United States government to warn its citizens in advance that they had no business on the LuSitania or any other passenger vessel which flew the British flag. Unspeakable Savagery. From the Richmond Virginian. Germany had no more right over the persons and property of the neutral non-combatant passengers than a mob of outlaws has over the persons and lives of helpless women. Slapped in the face, the whole world is yet stunned at the atrocity. And even had Ger many a legal, an indisputably legal right over the lives of the slain and had exercised only her legal right, she would have reecived the condemna tion of history. The facts that face us are these: Shall we resent the out rage, and how? We cannot resent it save as an unspeakable bit of savagery. Plea for Deliberation. From the Pittsburgh Presa. In the presence of such a crisis there is supreme need of wisdom among the great body of our people as well as among those at the head. It would be one of the most deplorable tragedies in human history if official spokesmen of our government should now give way to excitement and allow their course to be determined by unconsid ered momentary Impulses. It would be equally tragic it emotional clamor should take the place of deliberation in forming public opinion on the course to be taken by the government not only as to this one incident, but as to others of like character which may follow it in no distant future. Justifies the Attack. From the Milwaukee Free ireas. The Americans who sailed on the Lusitanla took their lives in their own hands. Any person in his right senses and not hopelessly Anglomaniac must have realized that the German warn ings meant business, that the L.usitania was a doomed boat when she sailed from New York. Yet, there were plenty of newspapers and individuals in New York who shared the arrogance of the Cunard company and openly scoffed at the German warnings as a cheap scare to injure the line's business. These reprehensible mentors may well consult their consciences today as to their share of responsibility for the lives that were jeopardized on the Lusitania. Provocative of War? From the Knoxrille Sentinel. It is a grave situation, indeed, through which we still entertain the hope that our great, peace-loving and peace-determined President will steer the country clear of the catastrophe of war. But we very much fear that the de struction of the Lusitania, the tone of joy andv triumph with which it has been hailed in Germany as a worthy j deed, and its evident coincidence with the policy authoritatively announced by Germany confirms the growing sus picion we have felt of late that it is the deliberate purpose of the kaiser's government to disregard all the rights of neutrals, to provoke them to war and spread the flames of the conflict to every corner of the globe, for reasons best known to himself and to his ad visers. The President's Poise. From the Olumbus Journal. In the new war crisis President Wil son takes his customary calm and steady position. He will say nothing until he knows all the facts. What a God's blessing it is that we have not a hothead in the presidency now. We need more Woodrow Wilsons in the public service and we need more Wood row Wilsons in private life. Germany Turns to Piracy. From the Grand Kapida News. It is difficult for any American to con ceive of such fiendish warfare as that which sends to the bottom a Ivusitania, crowded with non-combatant passen gers, men. women and children. This act on the part of Germany must be considered Tier last insolent defiance of the neutral world. Murder on the High Seas. From fhe Memphis Commercial Appeal. ' Germany should remember the Maine. Unless the United States is another China, the people of this country will not tolerate the destruction of the lives of Americans, who may be passengers upon ships of commerce, no matter un der what flag these ships are. Is Piracy War? From the New Orleana Times-Picayune. What is Washington going to do about it? What is the American people going to insist that Washington shall do about it? Slaughter of American citi zens in contravention of all laws of I warfare has placed tlie United States in a position that is intolerable. What are Messrs. Wilson and Bryan and Messrs. the Senators and Representa tives going to do to re-establish the free and safe passage of our people along: the highways of the world? Skull and Crossbones Flag. From the Atlanta Journal. Under no flag heretofore have such thing's been done other than under the black flag of the skull and crossbones. Even though the tragedy happened in a war zone prescribed by Germany, and 'even though the passengers had warn i ing not To embark. Germany can secure .no justification from this. Warning ! that a crime is to be committed cannot , make it any less a crime. America Shocked. i From the Chattanooga Times. ; N'ot since the sinking of the Maine In , the harbor of Havana in 1898 have the American people been so profoundly moved or bo grievously shocked as thev have been over the sinking of the steamship Lusitania by order of the German government. Facing a Crisis. From the Spartinburf (3. C.) Herald. Plainly the government of this coun try faces a serious crisis. It does not seem possible to accommodate the is sues without resort to something more forcible than words. Atrocious Doctrine. FYoro the Roeheater Poet Expreae. The German doctrine, new to interna tional law, is that citizens of neutral coun tries have no rights on any part of the seas which Germany chooses to consider a war zone. If this contention is conced ed, a principle new and broad enough to deprive all non-combatants of every natu ral right on every ocean will be estab lished. The time to challenge this atro cious doctrine has come and unless it is combated fearlessly and firmly this out rage will be only the first of many. Feeling Over the Tragedy. From the Newark Star. Regardless of the sympathies people may have with this one or that one of the warring European nations, the sinking by German torpedoes of the great ocean liner, the Lusitania. with the loss of hundreds of precious hu man lives, has created but one feeling among mankind, and that a combined sensation of horror, grief, resentment and apprehension?horror at the mag nitude of this tragedy of the sea; grief over the fact that many men, women and children, free from thoughts of harm-doing to persons of any clime or country, were made victims; resent ment that better safeguards to pas sengers should not have been provid ed by the British nation against the attack of the enemy of England, and the act of the commander of the Ger man submarine in not giving ample time for all the passengers and the crew to leave the doomed ship in safe ty, and apprehension as to the effect ! the calamity will have on the United | States neutrality attitude, so long maintained. Trying American Patience. i From the St. Alban <Vt.) Messenger. j A ship flying the American flag has been sent to the bottom. American citi zens have become the target for the Ger man torpedo. There comes a point beyond which American patience cannot endure. Imperial Piracy. From the Lewiston (Me.) Journal. The progress of imperial piracy on the high seas, it is agreed, reflects the desperation as well as the brutal heart lessness of kaiserism. Germany Has Lost Heavily. From the L'tica Obs#?TT*r. , As for the effect upon public senti ment, there is no doubt that Germany ; has lost heavily by this act. We have been asked by German writers and speakers In the past to suspend judg ment as to the justification of that country's course, and it is probable that I very many have attempted to do this But it will be harder to suspend judg ment in the future than it lias been in the past. Germany has lost heavily of friends by the sinking of the Lusitania. and if public sentiment in the United .States Is of any value to her, she lias flaunted it in the face. It is difficult indeed to see wherein she has gained. It is Impossible to put one's self in sympathy with the reasoning that will attempt to justify such an act. Germany's Crime. From the Providence Bulletin. In the face of the stupefying slaugh ter of scores of Americans and hun dreds of non-combatants by the tor pedoing of the Lusitania the American people today are stirred to the depths of strong emotions. Their feelings are as if they had been stunned with the simultaneous news of the Maihe and the Titanic. They are burning with the flame of indignation and stricken with sorrow. It is a heavy and an ur gent responsibility that the authors of the Lusitania horror have laid at the door of the United States government. People and the President. From the Brooklyn Standard Union. There are times when any sacrifices are rightly deemed small compared with the duty of preserving all that makes national existence worth while. President Wilson can rely upon the American people to prove that they realize this truth, and are ready even now to act upon it. The voice of our brothers' blood cries unto him from the seas. Attractive Furniture of good quality, cool Mat ting or Matting Rugs, bright, pretty Draperies? these are what will add comfort and happiness to your home life. We offer you the means to afford such qualities as you really want. Have your purchases charged, with small weekly or monthly payments. Grogatl's, J_to 823Seventh Street War Officially Reported. GERMAN STATEMENT. BERLI.V, May 11, rli London, 3:30 p.m.: Yesterday morning an English ship was driven away from Westende by our fire. We made further progress east of Tpres and captured five machine guns. The French continued their attacks southwest of the Ixjrette hills and at the villages of Ablayn and Carency. All their attacks were repulsed. The number of-prisoners made by us here was increased to 800. Between Carency and Neuville the French still remain In possession of the trenches taken by them. The battle continues. An English flying machine was shot down at a point southeast of Lille. Southwest of Bcrry-au-Bac and in the , wood south of Longville-au-Bois our troops yesterday took by storm a po sition of two lines of trenches situ ated behind each other and stretch ing over a width of 400 meters. "We also took a number of unwounded prisoners and captured two mine throwers, with much ammunition. Enemy infantry attacks north ot" Fli rey and in the forest of i*e i'retre J failed, with considerable losses to our opponents. ; In the eastern theater yesterday the 1 situation was unchanged. The Rus sians attempted to arrest the pur suit of our army under Gen. von Mackensen on the Brzesko-Brzozowa line, on the branch of the Strodnika Brzeznaka, and at Ropozya, north east of Ebeca and Szsrzyn, on the Vistula. Their object failed com pletely. Bv night the Russian lines were pierced in many places, espe cially at Brzosko and between Brzos ko and Lutoza, after a desperate at tack by several Russian divisions from Sanok, in the direction of Besko. had failed in the morning, with very heavy losses for the en emy. The pursuit continues. FRENCH STATEMENT. PARIS, May 11, 2:30 p.m.t In Belgium, near St. Georges, the en emy endeavored by a night attack to recapture the positions taken by us the day before yesterday. They were, however, repulsed. To the north of Arras our progress has continued. Monday evening we took possession first of the cemetery and then of the eastern part of the vil lage of Carency and also of the road from Carency to Sa'uchez. Carency, where we took 230 more prisoners, including three officers, and captured several machine guns, is now invest ed by our troops on three sides and is reduced to precarious communica tion with the German lines. The forces brought by the e: imy from Lens and from Douai in automobiles were not successful any place in get ting the advantage. Four strong counter attacks broke down under our fire during the afternoon of Mon day, at the same time suffering very heavy losses. These attacks took place in front of Loos. at Notre Dame de Dorette. at Sauchez and at Neuville St. Vaast. At this last-mentioned place we gained territory, at the same time making about 100 prisoners. The number of officers taken by us up to yesterday evening is more than fifty. Monday night the enemy suffered a further check. The counter attacks to the north of Neuville St. Vaast. preceded by a violent bombardment, were completely repulsed, and we re tained all the ground gained by us. at the same time inflicting very heavy losses on our assailants. On the remainder of the front from Ixjos to Arras there was no counter attack yesterday. Following the bombardment of J>un kirk, reported yesterday morning, during which three shells fell, but without hurting anybody or inflict ing any damage, the Germans threw eleven shells cn the town of Bergues, five miles south-southeast of Dun kirk. Twelve persons were killed and eleven were wounded. Our bat teries at once opened fire, and they put a stop to the shelling of the en emy, which was not resumed during the day. On the rest of the front there has been nothing to report. One of our aviators yesterday bom barded a hangar for dirigible bal loons at Maubeuge and started a lire An aviator of the enemy threw bombs on the railroad station at Doullens. twenty miles north of Amiens, but without doing any dam age. , Another aviator of the enemy, pursued between the Argonne and the Meuse bv a French airman, was compelled to come down within the German lines, where his machine took fire. On the other hand, the Germans brought down yesterday a British aviator, and British soldiers wera successful in bringing down two Ger man airmen. AUSTRIAN STATEMENT. V1EKSA, May 10, via Loadon, May 11? The Russian third army has been re pulsed with heavy losses from west Galicia and the Carpathians, and is now being: pressed In the region of Sanok and X>isko. The allied army is advancing successfully and has taken bv fighting from the west the pas sive of the Wisloka and lias reached from the south line Vernik, Haligrad j and Bukowsko. _ , On the northern wing of the west ua- j lician front yesterday troops from upper Austria*, Salzburg and tne , Tyrol stormed several places east and northeast of Debioa. . . | The number of prisoners captured in j west Galicia has risen to to these are to be added over 20,000 captured during the pursuit in the Carpathians. . The Russian third army, composed or live corps?the 9th, 10th, 1-th. ~^th and .'id Caucasian reguments, with several divisions of reserves?has thus lost 100,000 prisoners. Rf? rkoninp the number of dead and wounded, the total loss of the Rus sians is at least 150.000. The booty has not yet been completely estimated, but 60 guns and 200 ma chine gTins have been counted. Battles in southeast Galicia con*"?? By a counter attack on the heights northeast of Ottinya a strong hostile party was repulsed. RUSSIAN STATEMENT. PETROGRAD, May 10, via London, May lis In the region of Uzsok pais the enemy made a fruitless attack Saturday. Serried enemy columns attacked Im petuously a position held by two of our companies In a sector of the Javorina mountain chain on the slope above Lomnitza. The enemy's losses were so heavy heaps of bodies inter fered with the fire from our trenches. Our troops. In spite of the enemy s machine gun fire, left their trenches and swept the enemy from the whole regios. ! The same day, after a desperate fight, the enemy forced a Russian detach i merit near the village of Zaleveki to retire to the left bank of the Dnies ter. Sunday night our vanguards haxlng crossed the tester, attacked the enemy on the Chabourki front. to1 ..()0 mouth of the Stry. Ve took MOO prisoners, one gun and many In? the* region of Shavli (Kovno) yes terday our offensive continued with success on a broad front. A Bava rian cavalrv division supported bj an fXt?y regiment of/russiai-Guards which had surrounded on the east our troops operating ''' of Keydany and Besiagola (Cour land) was successfully attached, in the vicinity of Jeymi station by our cavalry, which on the night of the i>th pursued the enemy without in termission for several dozen versts ia verst is about two-thirds of a On" the left bank of the Niemen and on I Two Fairs at Half Fare; Exposition Rates Cut In Two ( " The railroads have greatly reduced their fares and made it possible for ' you to see both the San f rancisco ind San Diego Expositions on one, I ticket By way of the Burlington Route ??.. B. & Q. 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On the left of the Vistula we repulsed an attack of the enemy at the mouth of the Nida. In western Oalicia, May 8 and 0. the fighting was chiefly on the Velepole Novotaneo front. After a desperate engagement the enemy succeeded in the region of Krosno in*crossing the upper part <Tf Wisloka river. In the actions of the last week we took as prisoners several thousand un wounded Germans and Aiistrians. The total number has not been veri fied. In the direction of Olti. In the Cau casus. our troops have dislodged the Turks from their position and have driven them bark to the southwest. In their hurried retreat the Turks abandoned a large quantity of tents and munitions. In the direction of Tabriz the Turk* have been driven from South pass, and we occupied the villages there. TURKISH STATEMENT. CONSTAVn?rOPI.E. May 10. via Am sterdam and London, May lit On the Dardanelles front the enemy made four desperate attacks near Arl B"urnu Sunday night, but was re pulsed by bayonet attacks and suf fered heavy losses. Three enemy battalions were annihilated. Monday afternoon the enemy constant ly carried away wounded to their boats. In the south, near Sedd \ Bahr the en emy attacked under t. protection of naval guns, but owing to our coun ter attacks his assault was unsuc cessful. BRITISH STATEMENT. LONDON, May It (report from Field Marshal Sir John French, dated May 10)t Our line to the east of Ypres. in spite of repeated attacks by the enemy during last week, is substantially the same as that to which we with drew the night of May 3-4. During the fighting in this quarter yester day the enemy made live unsuccess ful attacks, and his losses in these failures were \.ery heavy. On the front of the first army the fighting today has been confined to artillery action. China has only about one physician trained along modern lines for each 6<?o,000 Inhabitants. PROGBESS m THE FLANS. Additional Hembert Enrolled by 0. A. R. Reunion Committee. Chairman W. P. Van Winkle of the historic sites committee for the na tional encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, announced this morn ing that he had a*dded the names of Gilbert IT. Grosvenor and J. Harry Shannon to the list of his committee men. and that the resigantion of If. Randall Webb had been received and accepted. \V. T. GalUher. cha.lrman of the com mittee on badges for the convening veterans, announced that designs and specifications for the badges had been submitted, and that all bids for the large contract to furnish the decora tions would bo in by May 24. Unsettled Weather Predicted. Unsettled weather is predicted for tonight and tomorrow In the official forecast of the weather bureau issued today. I>uring the remainder of the week fair weather is predicted. 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These * come in light and dark grounds, with pencil, pin and ? space stripes. These are exceptional values and used ? extensively for street dresses. ? Wash Crepe de Chine, $1.59 Quality, at. $1.25 32 inches wide; white grounds, with beautiful colored stripes; an extra heavy quality; all pure silk and guaranteed to wash and retain color and finish. Silk Dept.?8th St. Annex. Cream Woolen Dress Goods Sale Now is the time to supply your needs for the entire season ahead. Prices are extremely low for tomorrow's sale. 69c Cream Mohair, Yd., 39c Reversible, washable and dust proof. Note the width, full 44 inches wide. Only a few pieces. Be prompt. 69c mohair, per yard 69c Cream Storm Serge, Yd., 55c Double-warp high-grade yarn; immaculately clean; washable; all pure wool. Nice for coat suits. A great value. Worth 69c. For a day price reduced to, yard Lansburgh & Bro.?8th Street Ann 50c Cream Gabardine, Yd., 25c Ten pieces Wool Cream Gabar dine; washable; nice for separate skirts; first quality; 3S inches wide. A good value. Worth 50c, at, per /.i^ yard, only 40c Cream Batiste, Yd., 25c Eight pieces, 36-inch Wool Ba tiste? washable ? nice for light, airy summer dresses. First quality; a splendid ^ ^ bargain. Reduced from /.Tr* 40c to, yard ex?Dress Goods. 89c Cream Diagonal, Yd., 63c 4 4 inches wide. Pure all-wool. Nice for seashore dress. Only a limited quantity; be prompt. While they last, 89c Cream Diagonals are, per yard $1.00 Cream Silk Poplin, Yd., 79c Our staple 40-inch Cream Silk and Wool T'oplin and our 42-inch White Silk and Wool Crepe Josephine. $1.00 and $1.50 values. Tomor row, yard T v i ?> f r Sale of Window Screens ' Made by the Continental Screens Co., of Owoso, Hl*h O in. 18 In. 22 in. 24 in. 24 in. '24 in. 24 In. 28 In. 28 in. 30 in. 30 in. :to in. 32 in. 88 in. 36 in. Cloned l'l In. 21 in. 21 in. 16 in. 21 in. 23 in. 26 In. 23 In. '2(1 In. 16 in. 23 in. 20 in. 23 in. 23 in. 29 In. Open 33 in. 33 in. 33 in. 26 in. 33 In. 37 In. 41 in. 37 in. 41 in. 26 in. 37 in. 45 in. 37 in. 37 in. 45 In. Price 17c 22c 25d 2Kc 20c 30c 35c 35c 30c 37c 38c 45c 42c 40c 53c Sherwood Metal Screens 18 In. 24 In. 24 In. 30 In. :to In. 32 In. 32 In. 18 In. 18 in. 20 in. 21 In. 24 in. 10 In. 24 in. 33 In. 33 in. 37 In. 37 In. 43 in. 33 in. 43 in. 30c 38c 42c 40c 50c 52c 64c Screen Doors, In all Nixes, from 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft. 7 ft., specially priced for tomorrow's sale. Fourth Floor?Upholstery Department. Table Linens 85c Unusual Values That You Should Hasten to Profit by Silver Bleach Damask, $1.00 Quality, Yard 72-incli Extra Heavy Quality Silver Bleached Damask, in a large variety of Q (P the most desirable patterns. Regular $1.00 OdC value Pattern Table Cloths Bleached Irish Damask Pattern Cloths, in all the wanted designs, such as poppy, roses, clover, holly, em pire, marguerite, chrysanthemum and many other new effects. 2x2 yards. $3.50 value at 92.75 2x2 *? yards. $4.38 value at $3.45 2x3 yards. $5.25 value at $4.13 24-inch Napkins to Match, $5.00 Values, a Dozen. $4.00 $2.25 Hemstitched Tea Napkins; 15 ^ | Inches square; beautiful designs. Spe cial Main Floor?Linens. } i May Sale of Undermuslins Continues with increased interest. New at every price. See these tomorrow: At 22c lots are being added daily and extra special values are offered .*? 30c values. Corset Cov ers and Drawers. Cor set Covers, trimmed with lace and embroidery. Drawers, plain, tucked, lace and embroidery trimmed; medium ruffles; both open and closed styles; all sizes. Ai, TQ _ 50c values. Gowns and jOQ Combinations. Slip-over Gowns of nainsook; deep yokes of embroidery. Comblna tionn of crepe and nainsook; prettily trimmed with embroidery and lace beading; ribbon at waist; all sizes. At 66c $1.00 Values. Gowns, made with fine tucks, embroidery yoke and lace medallions; also empire styles. Lonfc Skirts, with lace and embroid ery flounces; all lengths. ?5* I I At 88c Mi i. 75c values. Gowns, Drawer*, Combinations and Covers. Of good quality longcloth and crepe. Gowns in high-neck and slip-over styles. Drawers, circular or straight; all sizes. $1.25 values. Loaf Skirts, with plain tuck ed and full embroidery flounce. Envelope Chemise, prettily trimmed with lace and embroidery; ail sizes. II Qr $1.50 values. Gowns of /vC nainsook, crepe and longcloth: slip-over and V neck. I .on a; Skirts, with full flounce of embroidery and lace, with underflounce. Combinations, daintily trimmed; all sizes. On Sale Main Floor Bargain Tables and Third Floor Undermuslin Dspt.