THE EVENING STAR,
With Sunday Morning Edition.
WEDNESDAY June 2. 1915
THEODORE W. NO YES Editor
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Harrying capital is not likely to
mark tho first session of the Sixty
fourth Congress, and it may lie that
the country has seen the last of that ]
sort of thins for some time.
There is a reason. In fact, there [
are several reasons. In the first
place, the work in mind for the coun
try is of such an ambitious char
acter. capital in quantities will l>c re
quired to prosecute it. The revival of
our sea-carrying industry is a large
undertaking. Increasing our foreign
trade is a task for commercial giants. |
Reviving business at home after a ;
depression of several years will not
be easily accomplished. Turn in any
direction and for any purpose, and
we shall find need for money in large
gums if our hopes are to be real
In the second place, in every rield
where we meet the foreigner com
peting we shall encounter him well
"heeled." Home capital in large
sums will be behind him. \\ hether
he be English. German. French. Rus
sian. or Japanese, he will represent
capital in large sums in association
for large ends. After the war, the
nations now engaged in the war will
have a task far more difficult than i
our own in the matter of resuming i
activities after a long season of dc- ]
pression and waste. There will be j
no harrying of capita! in Europe or j
This is not to say that an era of |
trusts, by trusts, for trusts is open
ing. Many of the complaints
against the trusts were well founded.
Many of the steps taken to regulate
trusts were well taken, and some
have resulted in much good. There
was a trust evil calling for correc
tion. and many trust abuses have
been stopped. There should be no
loosening of the legitimate grip the
authorities have established on com
binations tending if unchecked to
monopoly injurious to the general
But, as has often happened, the
crusade in some of its phases was
carried to an extreme. For a time
a reign of terror existed. Business
men of all grades and degrees be
came confused, not only as to what
had been done by Congress, but what
seemed on the cards to follow. And
in some cases confusion caused
paralysis. N'ot knowing what they
could do with safety, capitalists held
their hands and did nothing.
Capital wants to get busy, and
?hould be encouraged to enter the
game again, not altogether on its
own terms, but on terms warranting
profit to itself and benefit to the
No Extra Session.
The President's intervention has
checked all present talk of an extra
session of Congress for the purpose
of pressing to an issue the question
of cloture in the Senate. This is not
the time, he urges, for a meeting of
the houses, when there is no imme
diate emergency, and when the pres
ence of the lawmakers in Washing
ton might seriously embarrass the
government through the emission of
heated oratory. Cloture would cer
tainly be a poor topic for an extra
session. The immediate occasion
calls for no curtailment of the right
of debate in the upper house. If the
supreme emergency arises and the
country is brought to the point of
possible conflict with a foreign power
the lack of cloture in the Senate will
not be an obstacle to appropriate and
The diplomatic correspondence so
far at least conveys the assurance
that the matter has not escaped Ger- '
1* m;!?t be admitted that the Ger
man government is more tactful in
outlining its position than Dr. Dern
Birds and Politics.
Mr Roosevelt leaves home in a few
days for a ten days' visit to his friend
Col. Parker of Louisiana, who has a
summer home at Pass Christian,
Miss. This statement accompanies
"Somebody started the rumor that
the colonel is going to do a lot of
fishing, and intends to add 'big fish
hunter' to his other titles, but this
was promptly denied. What he will
do during his stay at Pass Christian,
however, will be to visit the bird
homes which the Audubon Society
has established on the small islands
near there. He is anxious to see
these bird refugees."
Mr. Roosevelt would never make a
mighty fisherman. He lacks both
the patience and the capacity for
silence essential in piscatorial sport.
If the fish failed to bite he would
deal in objurgations; if they did bite
promptly and frequently he would
check his luck by exclamations of
He is ^mighty hunter all right.
There is something very stirring
about the chase. There is some
thing loud and thrilling about the re
port of a gun. There is something
ministering to a feeling of triumph
in gazing on the body of the quarry
stretched on the ground.
Bird nests arc a new proposition,
although when a lad Mr. Roosevelt
must have climbed trees to see how
the birds were coming on in their
homes. And there may come to him
at Pass Christian memories?all of
them happy, let us hope?of early
days and such visits, and soften his
heart toward everything and every
body, including the bosses.
Still, how will it be possible for
Mr. Roosevelt to give his whole
time to the birds while the guest of
the most prominent bull mooser in
the south, and one of his most faith
ful and enthusiastic political follow
ers? Col. Parker, at one time a
democrat, left his party largely
through admiration for Mr. Roose
velt. and since then lias been a
Roosevelt man, through and through.
He lias tile means to indulge in poli
tics. even on the minority side, and
the courage to take a side which at
tile time holds out no hope of re
It is inconceivable, then, that Col.
Parker and his distinguished guest
should sit ilirough the long twilights
ot these southern evenings without
exchanging views about politics ?
without going into the committee of
the whole on the state of the Union.
They will obey, we may all be sure,
the laws of their being, and talk
about what most concerns both. Next
year approaches. A President is to
be elected. ' There are men in the
south, as elsewhere, who would be
glad to see Mr. Roosevelt returned
to the White House. Col. Parker
is of the number. Has lie any in
formation ready to be imparted to
Mr. Roosevelt for the good of the
Speaker Clark, in a terse and pic
turesque manner, deprecates the
"jingo" talk that is heard in some
quarters at this delicate juncture of
international affairs. He would
pitch into the European trenches
every man who is making an outcry
for war with Germany over the
Lusitania case. That is an effective
remedy for the irresponsible advo
cacy of conflict. As a rule the men
who are most clamorous for hostili
ties are the slowest to respond to
the call when the country needs help
to maintain its position in the field.
There is no occasion now to talk
about war with Germany. Such a
thing is in the present situation un
thinkable. Even if the relations be
tween the two countries strained to
the point of a breach of diplomatic
intercourse there would be no war.
Neither side could deliver against
the other a stroke of force. But
this fact does not excuse fervid
clamors for action by the United
States that in normal conditions
would probably lead to an actual con
flict. The present question at issue
between Washington and Berlin must
be worked out in a spirit of reason,
regardless of the hot temper of the
people who are inflamed by a sense
of wrong. The President can be re
lied upon to treat the case judicially,
unmoved by the jingo spirit that
Speaker Clark so sharply and prop
Rounding TTp the Race Gamblers.
Yesterday's raids on the handbook
makers and their patrons prove that
this wretched form of gambling can
be detected and brought to book,
despite all the subterfuges and tricks
and concealing devices that may be
employed. The Department of Jus
tice has struck at this evil several
times of late, and the latest raid
should effectively serve to discour
age the promoters of the horse race
betting game. It is. perhaps, impos
sible to put fear sufficiently into the
heart of the inveterate gambler to
keep him from seeking means of
staking his money, on no matter what
desperate chance, for the sake of a
possible winning. But the law is
strict enough in its penalties to make
it extremely dangerous for those who
pander to the tendency of a certain
part of the people to play for "some
thing for nothing." The arrests
made yesterday were on warrants
which charge offenses for which
there is but one punishment, on con
viction, namely, imprisonment. The
Department of Justice should inves
tigate the manner in which the race
reports and the bets are transmitted.
It is certainly to the point in pur
suing an illegal traffic of this char
acter to determine whether the car
rier of information is acting in com
pliance with the strict terms and the
spirit of the law.
The man who comes forward now
with the statement that he is a pro
gressive will be entitled to recogni
tion as something of a standpatter.
Having gone to war, Gabriel d'An
nunzio will see real horrors instead
of depending on his imagination.
Some of the horrors of war are too
great to be concealed even by cen
Fire Apparatus Signals.
The fire apparatus now makes so
much noise in coursing through the
streets of Washington in responding
to alarms that there is no excuse for
any obstruction of traffic to the free
passage of these vehicles, yet the
Commissioners are about to try an
experiment with a fire horn at the
corner of 9th and F streets to de
termine the further value of an auxil
iary sounder of alarms. The corner
chosen for this experiment is the
most congested in the dty. Owing
to the crook in F street earned by
the obtrwion of the patent office
building beyond tile normal street
line, east and west traffic proceeds
under difficulties and at almost all
hours it is necessary to proceed cau
tiously at this junction. Thus if an
additional noise maker is necessary
anywhere in Washington to clear the
way for the tire apparatus, the cor
ner of Qth and F is surely most suit
able for the test.
Collisions between vehicles and fire
apparatus are not frequent here, ow
ing to the width of the streets and
the comparative lightness of traffic.
The new motor apparatus advertises
its approach so vociferously that
there is no reason why everybody in
the street at the time should not
have ample warning. Some private
vehicles, however, have adopted
horns similar to those used by the
fire apparatus, and confusion is
thereby caused occasionally. It
would be well for the Commissioners
to prohibit the private use of any
warning signal which resembles that
employed on the tire motors, so that
there can be no possible mistake
when an engine, truck or hose wagon
is within range.
For the present Col. Roosevelt has
nothing further to say with reference
to the military status. Once the colo
ncd expresses himself, he leaves very
little necessity for further elucidation
of his opinions 011 any subject.
The pan-American conference has
established an acquaintanceship with
good feeling which should represent
an important step toward close trade
China's enormous population may
require some time to enable it to be
come unanimous in approving of the
supervision Japan has undertaken.
The republican party, far from be
ing worried about what we shall do
with our ex-Presidents, frankly pro
poses to add another to the list.
If the Lusitania was a fighting ship,
as is now asserted, it cannot be
claimed that she made much of a
showing in actual conflict.
The submarine challenges the
safety of everything in sight, even
while its own right to exist is in
None of the Mexican generals ap
proves of charity from this country.
They are not among those who
The air raid, though a terror to
civilians, has not gone far toward
The straw hat season came in and
went out with unprecedented rapid
Switzerland has become a place of
refuge instead of a summer resort.
BY PRTTjANPER JOHNSON.
Intensity of Language.
"What kind of a motor car did Mr.
"I'm not sure."
"Haven't you heard him de
"Several times. But I don't be
lieve it can be as bad as all that."
The toiler plods along the road.
The cynic halts and snickers.
One man who helps to pull the load
Is worth a thousand kickers.
"If you will allow us to take you
in hand." said the greatly advanced
nation, "we will civilize you in a very
"Yes," replied the primitive man;
"but ljow do I know that myself and
family will be among the survivors?"
"Sometimes," said Uncle Eben, "a
man gits de reputation of bein' ter
rible industrious when he's only
"Do seventeen-year locusts arrive
every seventeen years?"
"They come offener'n that," said
"Then how do they get their
"I 1'pose mebbe its because when
they come around It takes a place
seventeen years to get over it."
The Fierce Conjunction.
A simple proposition may
Be handled in a devious way.
Which serves the human mind to vex
By making it appear complex.
The words that are direct and strong
Are dovetailed into phrases long,
And through each statement there
A host of "ifs" and "buts" and
At first a question seems so clear
That a solution must be near.
The words that lengthily extend
It isn't hard to comprehend.
The longer parts of speech are plain,
Though they are quoted oft in vain;
But wise is he who understands
The various "ifs" and "buts" and
From the New York Tribune.
Probably those ferocious Belgian
civilians, men. women and children, re
ferred to In the German White Book
were as completely armed as the Lusi
Flora the St. Louis Glob* Democrat.
The colonel does not mind those
fractured ribs so mueh mm he does his
shattered reputation as a rough rider.
From the Mllwmokea Jouul.
Why doesn't some, Ingenious little pro
moter stare a heavyweight hoc champion
ship contest between the man who won't
move up on the street car and the auto
driver who think* pedestrians shouldn't
cross the street?
Store Hours: 8:30 AJVfr. to 5:30 P.M.; Saturdays, 6 P.M.
ZZ a yard. In tomorrow's sale, choice. .
1 $1 36-in. Black Messaline 68c
r $1 36-in. Black Taffeta 68c
= Thesp are all pure silk, perfectly finished and a rich
ZZ crow black.
? $1.50 40-in. Colored Charmeuse, yd., 79c
S Heavy and soft quality, finished with a very hig:h
? lustrous satin face. All the wanted shades for street,
S afternoon and evening: wear. Positively a $1.50 quality
ZZ for the one day at 79c.
Z Sth St. Annex?Silk Dept.
I /n |, a. p.|| Parcel Post Mail Orders Bring Our Store to Your Door ti i i n i r . =
| Better Quality Silks
5 In a Special One-day Sale . d? <? /?Q
| $2.50 to $3.50 Values at ?p 1 .OJ7
EE Fancy Puaiy Willow Taffetas and Crepe de Chlnea.
ZZ Full 40 inches wide. All pure silk, heavy, soft quality.
ZZ Perfectly woven and beautifully finished. These come in
all the wanted light and dark color grounds with floral
designs printed in exquisite color combina- ? f
tions. Remember, they've worth up to $3.50 ^
Leaders Then Established I860
Very often we have many Special Items which, owing to lack of
space in our daily announcement, we do not advertise.
"Not Advertised" Specials
?are marked by special cards in each department throughout the store.
Look for Them
Thursday's Sale of Aprons
and House Dresses
$1 Bungalow Aprons at 69c
Bungalow Aprons, made of flne quality p*rcn]?\ in
light and dark colorings. Made coat style..
Hutton front. Regular $1.00 values. Tomor
50c Bungalow Aprons at 36c
Ruttoned back style,
cingham, in dainty colorings
Made of percale and s
A regular 50c- OOC
$1 Reversible House Dresses 69c
Reversible House Dresses. Made of fine
percale and gingham. In light and darlt colors.
Sizes 86 to 46 and regular $1.00 values at....... .
Third Floor?Aprons and House Dresses
ALL MEN LOOK FOR ITy 5 Q*Y SA IF * ALL HEW WAIT F0R 'J
OF MENS WEAR
Presents the opportunity to every far-seeing and well dressed man in Washington of supplying his dress needs for the entire season, selecting from
a quota of seasonable and desirable dress accessories that from a standpoint of variety and value-giving could not possibly he equaled. Our unlimited
outlet for the right kind of merchandise makes it possible for us to buy any lot, no matter how large, if the price is right. This fact alone is account
able for the seemingly impossible reductions quoted below, which, for lack of space, is only a partial list of what we have to offer economy-wise
shoppers during this Semi-Annual 3-Day Underselling Event.
Tub Silk and Fiber Silk ?2 05
Shirts, With Satin Stripes. .
Plenty of beautiful patterns with unlim
ited choice of colored stripes. Full cut and
Otis Closed Crotch Union
Regular $1^5 Values?Absolutely Perfect
Choice of white lisle, in short sleeve,
ankle length or athletic style; balbriggan, in
short or long sleeves and ankle length.
Men's 25c Silk Tubular Washable Four
in-hands. in a beautiful range of
black and colored panel stripes.
The Wash Tie value at.....
$1.00 to $1.50 Neglige *70^
Possibly 3.000 garments. offering choice
of a wide pattern rangf. A complete variety
of the better shirtinjr materials and all sizes
from 14 to 18. All are sruarnnteeri absolutely
Three-Day Sale Specials in
Men's Shirts and Neckwear
3 Mens SI.50 Neglige
= Shirts, in a choice selection
? of classy patterns and
3 favored summer shirting
? materials; perfect fitting.
= Made with AA
H soft cuffs. ?VfV/
Z Great values at
E Men's $3.00 Silk and
?2 Linen Shirts, in desirable
E and classy
Z colored striped
?5 Very special at""
"SL Men's $1.00 Pussy Willow
Z Four - in - hands, in black
S and all the popular ^ ^
5 plain shades. Very
S special at
Z2 Men's $1.50 Outing Shirts
Z with separate soft collar to
25 match. Of self-figured
?5 white madras, with match
? ed. colored stripe around
S col lar, cuffs
Zand down ? -g AA
S front plait. J) | #|JU
= Very special at ^
Men's $1.25 and $1.50
White Sport Shirts, in
soisette and f\ m*
_ oxford cloth.
Z Special at
Men's SI Domettlnc and
Striped Madras Shirts, 66c
An endless assort
ment of gay and con
servative patterns; full
cut; perfect in fit and
quality; soft and stiff
cuffs; sizes 14 to 17.
Men's $1.00 Hand - em -
broidered Crepe Four-in
hands, in dark. Palm Beach
and white grounds, with
hand - embroidered figures.
Very elegant and smart.
The white grounds
are guaranteed tJAC
Men's Panama Beach
Shirts, in sport, band
neck or with turn-down
collar. Of a cool tan
shirting that is so pop
ular for warm
Men's $6.00 and $7.00 Tub
Silk Shirts, of a grand,
heavy quality, in satin
terns that are
d I ff e r e n t
Sizes to 16... .
Men's $1 Athletic Union
Suits; sleeveless. knee
length style. Of fine qual
ity pajama checked mus
lin. The greatest
T'nion Suit value
ever offered at. . -
Men's 75c Gauze Lisle Un
derwear. Choice of short
sleeve shirts and ankle-length
pants: subject to al
most unnoticeable ^ f
Men's 50c Plaid Madras
Sleeveless Shirts and Knee
Pants. All sizes.
Excellently made. ZVC
Men's Varsity Pajama Check
Athletic Shirts and -5 ^
Men's 75c Athletic Shirts
and Knee Pants, with rib
bed cuff at knee; knitted
of fine mercerised Sea Is
land yarn; cool and com
and finished per
fectly. Garment. .
Men's 35c Athletic Shirts
and Knee Pants, of fine check
ed muslin; made and finished
in a high-class manner; dou
ble - seated drawers. ^
Very special, gar- /.1C.
Men's 35c Balbriggan Short
Sleeve Shirts and Ankle
Pants with double ^
seats; excellently Z.i C.
finished. Special at..
Three-Day Sale Specials in =
Other Needed Summer Furnishings |
Men's 35c Fiber Silk Half
Hose, in black, white and
colors; made with
reinforced seam- ^ C*
less feet. Sale Z.iC
Men's 50c Otis Balbriggan
Short-sleeve Shirts and Ankle
length Pants; first ^ m
Men's Porosknit Union
Suits, in white only. Short
sleeves, in ankle
or knee length. JyC
$1.00 value v ^
of $1.00 and
Silk. Silk Ma
Ma r q u i sette
Men's Madras Athletic
Union Suits, of a sheer,
cool blocked madras;
sleeveless and ^ /x
knee length. 75c
Porosknit Short-sleeve Shirts
and Knee Pants; in white
only. Nearly all sizes are
represented. 50c val
ue in the 3-day sale /.VC*
Men's $1.75 and $2.00
Soisette Pajamas, in
plain colors; trimmed
with self-color silk
frogs and fancy silk
wash braids; all sizes.
Men's $3.50 Terry
Robes. in washable
colored jacquard pat
terns; finished with
cord at neck
and waist f ^
girdle. Spe- J) |
Men's 50<* Kiastic Sus
penders. in several plain
shades; strong mercerized
webbing: strong: buckles
leather ends. Spe- /\jC.
Men's Leather Kelts. with
plain or initial l.u-kk-.
Choice of black or ^
tan. A very spe
Men's 25c Guaranteed Pad"
Garters; strong | /\
cable webbing. ? vfC
Men's Night Robes,
made of the celebrated
lin. V neck style, neat
ly trimmed ^ ^
with wash C
Men's T.'ic Faiu> Th
Silk Half Hose, in tlie 1
est effects; for
wear with 1<.*\
shoes. Very ?
Men's $1.25 Percale Pa
jamas; in effective black
and fast color striped pat
terns; full cut and trim
med with frog
loops. Limit, 2
suits to a custo
Men's Office Coats of
black sateen and striped
Office Coats of
cale. Very spe
Newly Arrived Wash Goods
Opened Today?On Sale Tomorrow
The prices are l<rw beeausc we bought them considerably under regular, and we
pass the savings on to you.
200 Pieces Printed Wash Goods
42 and 45 inches wide, 50c
Quality. A Yard
This purchase enables us to offer the most extensive and most beautiful wash mate
rials seen this season. The color combinations are really wonderful and look more like
hand-painted than printed. Included are 45-inch Bordered Voiles, white grounds with
elaborate and graduated borders, in pink, blue, brown, lavender, green and combina
tions. 40-inch Seed Voiles, Fancy Stripe Organdies and Lace Voiles, in white and tinted
grounds, printed with floral and conventional designs in every color combination imag
inable. To appreciate the extraordinary value you must see them. Displayed and on sale
on large tables in Wash Goods Section?Eighth Street Annex.
Special Values in Beautiful Waists
That Are Worthy of Your Prompt Attention
Voile & Lingerie Blouses QQq
Wonderful Values Tomorrow at
Blouses of Voile and Lingerie in such a large variety of
models that it is impossible to describe in detail. Some are
beautifully trimmed with lace and embroidery; others plain
tailored effects; long or short sleeves. All sizes.
Blouses of Striped and Plain Linen. Also
Voiles combined with plain colors. Two-in-one
collars, finished with pocket and fancy buttons ...
French Voile Blouses
French Voile Blouses, in
tailored and hand-embroid
ered effects. These are
copies of fine Imported mod
els and are regular $5 val
I^ansburgh & Bro.?Second
$2.00 Voile and Lingerie
Voile and Lingerie Blouses.
All new models. Elaborately
trimmed with val lace apd
embroidery. Pin tucks and
pearl buttons. Regular $2.00
values. Specially priced at
FINAL CLEAR AWAY SALE Sf. CLOTH SUITS
We Omit Description, But Every Woman's and Misses' Cloth Coat Suit Must Find a New Owner
Tomorrow at One of These Two Prices
Cloth Coat Suits
For Women and Misses'
Values up to $25.00
Starting at 10 a.m. and continu
ing until 3 p.m.
Economy^wise women will be quick
to respond to this announcement, so
be one of the lucky ones to procure
Alterations at cost
Lansburgh & Bro.?Second Floor?Suit Section.
Cloth Coat Suits
For Women and Misses
Values up to $40.00
to, Sale of Corsets and Brassieres
$2.00 to $3.00 Corsets. All
the Best Makes at
Made of fine Imported coutil. Medium and low
bust and long hips. Discontinued models of all the
beat known makes. All sizes, 18 to 36, but not In all
style*. Values to $8.00. Special at $1.45.
$1.00 and $L5tt
R & G. C B, Warner's
and Thomson's makes.
Made of batiste and
coutiL Medium and low
busts. Sizes 18 to SO,
but not In all styles.
$1.50 to $2jOO ftQ
Corsets At... "OC
Fine quality coutil. in
medium and low bust.
All the popular makes.
Sizes 18 to 30 in the lot,
hut not In every style.
Worth up to $3.00.
Choice at 98a
$3.00 to $5.00 Corsets at $1.98
Discontinued models of all the beat corsets.
Made of fine Imported coutil and fancy brocades. All
the popular brands. In sizes 18 to 36. but not In every
model. Values up to J5.00. Choice at $1.98.
Lansburgh ft Bro.
H. 4 W. model and De
Bevoise. Lace and em
broidery trim- FA
mad. All sizes. AIIC
Made of good quality
netting:. Medium bust.
Sizes 18 to <0. p/\
Oliver Twist Suits,
Tommy Tucker Suits
Boys' Wash Suits
Value, up to t:
Sizes 2% to 10 years
Kv.ry Suit Guaranteed for Color
01 good wash materials,
trimmed with silk frogs.
Made of durable mate
rial, with taped seamt.
Sizes 6 to 17 years.
Boys' 50c Band
Golf Caps .... .
Made of all-wool cassimeres
and worsteds in neat effects.
Percale Blouses, in light and
dark stripes. All with attached
collars. All sizes.
Well made and full cut S
cassimere fabrics, in =
stripe effects and solid E
colors. All sizes. ^
Boys' Washable Hats, E
in all the new shapes and H
color combinations. Ex- S
Lansburgh & Bro.?Third Floor?Boys' Department.
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