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"Sparkling With Newness" These
Velvet & Satin Sleeveless Jackets
Fashion's latest fad. Sleeveless
Jackets of excellent heavy quality
satin, velvet and taffeta silk. In
black and navy blue; 6 handsome
stvies, some having: pockets, belts*
vest pockets and white satin trimmings.
$10 Corduroy Sleeveless Jacket
t " Beautiful Striped Corduroy Coats,
without sleeves, made with breast
or hip pockets and roll collars and
cuffs of Jersey cloth.
Hundreds of dozens of Finest Voile and
Organdy Waists: crisp, fresh qualities, in
higrh or low collar styles, with finest of lace
and embroiders Inserting trimmings, choice
or roll collar, middy style or big collar effects.
Still Selling the Best WhiteWaistsfor
$3.00 Silk and Crepe Waists
Blue. Black. Flesh. Maize and White
Tub .Silk, and White and Flesh Silk
Crepe de Chine Waists. Every new
style is shown, including the breast
pocket mannish military style, the roll
collar, the tie or a pretty Venice lace
Corsets That Impart Fine Figures and Are
Flesh and TThite Corsets, in styles suit
able for the stout or slender figures. Made
of strong* coutll, "with front and side sup
porters and fancy yoke trimmed. Included
are the elastic-top, low-bust model.
Famous "Nemo" Corsets at Old Price
Women will appreciate the savings this
sale affords. Well known Nemo Corsets in
U2 to 38 sizes. Strongest, most comfortable
and longest wearing
Suits and Coats Cot in Price to Reduce Stock
$16.50 Coat Suits
29 suits of shepherd check and a
few plain color serges. This season's
choicest pleated style garments. In
sizes for women and misses. Close
$25.00 to $30.00 Suits
Grav. Tan. Navy and Pekin
Blue ami Black Suits, of pop
lin, serge and gabardine. All
the new effects are shown, in
cluding the high waisted, pleat
ed. the shirred, the silk braided
or plain tailored models. Close-out price.
$15.00 Spring Coats
Women's and Misses' dressiest of Spring
Coats in tan, gray, rose and blue. Made of
rough tweed and Deltl cloth, in popular full
and ?i length styles, with all-around belts,
big pockets and novelty collars. Close-out
$25.00 to $30.00 Coats
Finest qualities of "Wool. Velour and Poplin Coats
to delightful shades of tan, castor, gray, navy, Pekin
bin* and black: stunning buckle-belted, shirred-back
models. Hlgh-walsted "checker" models, as well as
FOR THURSDAY ONLY
400 Handsomest and Fmest Untrimmed Hats
Values to $3.00
Hat Trimmings Worth to $1,
Silks, Dress Goods, Etc.
Less Than Present Wholesale Prices
51.25 Silk Poplins
86-ln. Silk Pop
11ns; a rich, lus
trous, rererslb 1
quality. In all the
new summer shades. Ideal
for skirts and dresses.
Voiles, In a com
of all the new
summer styles, such as
floral sn<! check; also
$1.75 Taffeta Silks
Yard - wide
A heavy, afl
at 1 k taffeta.
with a soft chiffon finish.
Nearly all colors In the lot.
400 pieces of
28 - inch French
Voiles. All the
"tyles; also plain effects.
This 1s absolutely below
the mill price on today's
45c Dress Ginghams
82 - In. Dress
Ginghams, In a
good assortment of
plaids, stripes and
checks. A splendid quality,
which we are offering be
low the market price on to
89c Wool Plaids
88 - in. "Worsted
Dress Plslds, In all
the new Scotch
clan designs. Many
new tri-color comblnatlona
in this lot.
Save Money by Buying Hosiery Here
$1.39 Silk Hosiery
Suit and shoe shades, including: bronze,
gray, euexle, tan, black, blue, beaver, white,
etc. Heaviest quality finest silk hose. Made
with higrh spliced heels and double toes.
Boys' and Girls'
35c and 39c
"White, Black and Tan Fine and Heavy Ribbed Perfect
Quality Stockings. Fine elastic quality, with double toes
and heels and reinforced knees. 6 to ? % sizes.
Exquisite Silk Embroidered Hose
Gray, Bronze, White, Blaek and Blue
Closest-woven, Best-wearing Quality Purs
Thread Silk Stockings. Richly silk embroid
ered slue clockings or insteps.
EXTRA 75 Girls' Finest White Dresses
CDFPT A I ? Worth to $4.50
JlLvlAL! , ,??5e, flneBt or**ndy and nainsook, in sizes
Tor girls 8 to 14 ypsrs, newest high or normal waisted
styles, with finest of laces and embroidery insert
Ings. Slightly soiled. Close-out price
$4.00 Girls' White May Procession Dresses
" entirely new ?tyle White Organdy Bremen.
* ? . . I V: ^ wrganay ureases,
for girls 4 to 14 yesrs. Pretty, high wsisted or normsl
waisted styles, with fronts, backs and skirts trim
med with finest laces and embroidery Insertions.
Girl*' Coats?Close-out Price
, .. Spring Coats of plain color serge and
?tyllsh plaids and shepherd check cloth. Very latest
high-wsisted styles with gathered backs. Big rockets
and collars and all-around belts.
$2.25 Gingham Dresses
Mad, of rery beet quality gingham,. la a hlir
aiaortment of pretty atrlpea, plaid, and check*,
smocked. pleated and fancy braid trimmed at;l?, In
o to 14 sizes.
Sheets, mad* from tha
1W beat quality at kany
MmtiM nUi. Ada to
Mnr the prfoe we pay
flood, J. f r)/\
spreads. Tha kind that
can wash at home, as
?MMkMptn to lay la
TRIED FOR PLOTTING
Hindus, Former Hun Consular
Officers and Others in Con
spiracy In San Francisco.
UPRISING IN INDIA, OBJECT
Ry the Associated Frew.
SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., April 24.?
Twenty-nine persons?Hindus, former
German consular officers, business men
and others?were found guilty early
today by a Jury In the federal court of
conspiracy to violate the neutrality of
the United States through plots to
foment revolution against British rule
i Thirty were on trial, and the only
verdict of not guilty was returned in
the case of John F. Craig, head of the
Craig shipbuilding yards. Long Beach,
Men Ordered to Be Interned.
The German defendants we.re not en
titled to bail. Judge W. C. Van Fleet
ruled, and the following were ordere.l
interned pending sentence, which will
be passed next Tuesday:
Franz Bopp, former German consul
general at San Francisco; E. H. von
Schack, vice consul; Charles Tatten
dorff. bodyguard to Wilhelin von
Brincken. military attache of the Ger
man consulate; Walter Sauerback, nav
igating officer of the German gunboat
Geier; Capt. Edwin Deinat. commander
of the steamer HoLsatia, German mer
chantman Interned at Honolulu; Capt.
Heinrlch Elba, commander of the
steamer Ahlers, German merchantman
interned at Hllo, and Henry Kauff
man, chancellor of the German con
Bail for Each. Hindu, $25,000.
The bail of each Hindu defendant was
fixed at $25,000.
The remaining defendants and their
ball were announced as follows:
J. Clyde Hysar, San Diego. Cal., city
attorney of Coronado, Cal., and former
pavmaster of the United States naval
Joseph L. Bley, member of a local
brokerage firm, $15,000.
Bernard Manning, San Diego realty
man and politician, $25,000.
Robert Capello, local agent of the
North German Lloyd Steamship Com
Harry J. Hart, wealthy San Francisco
shipping broker. $15,000.
; Morris Stock von Goltzheim. local
real estate and insurance, man. $25,000.
Louis T. Hengsstler, San Francisco
admiralty lawyer, $15,000.
Hindu Conspirator Kills
Co-Defendant in Court;
in Turn Is Slain by Officer
SAX FRANCISCO, April 24.?Public
interest in the trial of the Hindus was
increased by a dramatic incident in the
courtroom yesterday, when Ram Singh,
a Hindu defendant, shot and killed
Ram Chandra, a co-defendant. Ram
Singh was in turn killed by a bullet
from the revolver of United States
Marshal James B. Holohan, who fired
over the heads of the panic-stricken
crowd that was filing from the court
room Just prior to the noon recess.
Ram Chandra "was editor of Hindu
stan Chadre (Revolution).
The shooting was the result of a
feud among rival factions of the Hindu
defendants, federal authorities said,
and the dislike that existed between
Ram Chandra and Ram Singh had been
heightened by a controversy over a
parcel of land in Canada owned by
Belief that Ram Chandra had divert
ed to his own use proceeds from prop
erty which Rem Singh had turned over
for use in the proposed revolution is
said by federal officials to have prompt
ed the shooting.
Trial Marked by Excitement.
The trial since the * opening has
seethed with excitement and animosity
among the defendants to such an extent
that all were searched for weapons
daily when entering court.
The United States district attorney,
John W. Preston, had finished his clos
ing argument, which^Mrs. Preston was
present to hear. Jusf before the shoot
ing Judge William C. Van Fleet, an
nouncing that he would charge the jury
in the afternoon, had left the bench
and entered the chambers, and specta
tors and lawyers rose to leave the
room. At, one side of the bar sat the
defendants, clustered together, and at
the opposite side, by the jury box,
Marshal Holohan watched proceedings.
Ram Chandra rose and started across
the room. Ram Singh also rose, raised
his pistol and began firing. Ram Chan
dra staggered forward and fell dead be
fore the witness chair with a bullet In
his heart and two others In his body.
At the same moment Ram Singh fell.
Holohan, a man of great stature, had
shot once with his arm high over his
head, so that the bullet could clear
nearby counsel. The shot broke Ram
Soldiers Block the Exits.
Soldiers who have been on duty In
court since the trial opened immediate
ly blocked the exits. Judge Van Fleet
hurried back into court, ordered all de
fendants taken into custody and the
courtroom cleared. Then he began an
investigation, which developed, he said
at the afternoon session of court, that
Ram Singh had obtained his weapon
in the course of a brief recess in the
morning session, when he had wandered
out into the corridor for a moment.
Investigations rAn along many lines,
! including the possibility that other de
! fendants knew in advance that the
shooting was to occur. Santokh Singh,
a defendant, was isolated from the
others and interrogated. At the aft
ernoon session of court he was sur
rounded by deputy marshals. Every
scrap of paper used by the defendants
for the incessant notes which they pass
around and tore up was sought and
At Singh's first shot the courtroom
was thrown into confusion. Spectators,
defendants, counsel and others in the
room darted for cover, overturning
chairs and tables In their flight.
} Soldiers and deputy marshals rushed
to all exits with drawn revolvers.
Order was soon restored.
The double shooting was the first In a
San Francisco courtroom since Fran
cis J. Heney was shot In the cheek
during one of the graft trials ten years
ago. Heney was acting as special
prosecutor at the time.
Chandra Widely Known.
Ram Chandra was perhaps the most
widely known Hindu In America after
the departure of his associate, Har
Dyal, who jumped bail here when ar
rested on charges of violating neu
trality and fled to Switzerland. Chandra
got all the news he wanted for his
paper from India, and said he did it
through copies of the Koran, marked
peculiarly. Native censors would not
touch these books, he said, and appar
ently nobody else understood the sys
Chandra was thirty-four years old
and was born in Peshawur, in the
Punjab. He was educated in British
Indian schools and did some newspaper
work in India until 1907, when he was
arrested for sedition. After six months
in Jail he was liberated for lack of
evidence, but subsequently was ar
rested and released four times. Many
compatriots at the same time were
either hanged or imprisoned for life.
From India., Chandra went to Japan
and then to Seattle, Wash., where he
remained * year and met Har Dyal.
He arrived here In 1014 and started
his paper. Ohalr. n lftT msz*
Krted to have been deposed as editor.
2.000 ACTORS VOLUNTEER
TO SERVE IN FRANCE
To Entertain Boys In Trenches as
Members of "Orer There Theater
NETW TORK, April S4?More than
2,000 actors and members of the the
atrical profession, at a meeting: called
here yesterday for the purpose of In
teresting them In the movement to pro
vide entertainment for thy American
soldiers In France, responded to the
call by volunteering their services In a
The meeting: was called by E. H.
Sothern, Wlnthrop Ames and E. F. Al
bee, subsequent to a report made by
Mr. Sothern and Mr. Ames, on the de
sire and need of the soldiers for rec
reation, after their recent visit to
The secretary of the National Vaude
ville Artists' Association said that of
14,000 members of hU organization
more than 9,600 had already volun
Mr. Cohan announced that the T. M.
C. A. would furnish uniforms and
transportation across and back and
would care for the players while
abroad. Mr. Ames said the need was
for email companies of players of from
three to. six who could do single and
double turns and play sketches. He said i
there would be no scenery and no cos
President Wilson's Indorsement of the
plan to furnish entertainment to the
American troops was read at the meet
in* in the following telegram from
him to George M. Cohan:
"I learn with greatest interest of the
work you are undertaking in collab
oration with Mr. E. H. Hothern and Mr.
Winthrop Ames. It has my most cor
dial approval and I wUih you the best i
possible success. It Is a big undertak- |
ing. but. I have no doubt you will ac- 1
Mr. Cohan said the purpose of the]
Over There Theater League was to |
provide seventy-five or eighty theatri- |
<;al companies to give performances in
the Y. M. C. A. huts back of the battle I
to RESUME furloughs
FOR FRENCH SOLDIERS
PARIS, April 23.?"The best proof
that there is no cause for anxiety Is
that Gen. Petain has decided to grant
furloughs for the first time since the
German offensive began," said Premier
Clemenceau to Marcel Hutin, editor of
the Echo de Paris, on his return to
Paris from a long visit to the French
and British fronts. "Of course," the
premier added, "there can be no ques
tion of resuming the eastern of regular
leave to the French soldiers as In
normal periods, but the tap has been
turned on a little."
Leaves of absence also are to be re
sumed In the German army, beginning
' with May, according to the Heuter cor
I respondent at British headquarters In
I France, who obtained this information
from German prisoners. The corre
| spondent added that this action sug
gested that the enemy anticipate a de
! eision or the abandonment of the offen
' slve by then.
A New Sport Oxford
Leather sole and me
dium-height heels in dark
Meyer's Military Shops,
1331 F St. N.W.
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DESIRABLE QUALITIES - CORRECT STYLES JL.UOU**
Our Entire Stock of Misses' and
Women's New Spring Suits
At Great Reductions
A general reduction in price on every suit in our apparel section goes into effect tomorrow. Not one garment has been reserved?
nothing held over. Every suit offered in this sale is new, just in stock and right up to the minute in style and unsurpassed in quality or value
at the price asked.
Suits of every description?tailored and novelty styles, including copies
of exquisite garments produced by two of America's foremost creators of
superb apparel for women?HICKSON and MILGRIM?and many copies
of other high-priced models.
No other suit sale this season compares with this
event in value-giving importance or in size.
Suits Worth $75 to $95
Suits Worth $65 to $85
Suits Worth $50 to $65
Now is the time to choose a suit that cannot be dupli
cated at the price under present conditions.
Suits Worth $35 to $45
Suits Worth $25 to $35
Suits Worth $25 to $35
This has been and is distinctly a SUIT season. The demand for suits has
been universal. Our assortments this year have been larger by far than at
any previous season v/ithin recollection. The variety of styles?and the origi
nality of the styles has been unexampled. Our business in suits has been
tremendous largely because of the exceptionally attractive assortments we
have had to offer our patrons.
Time flies and summeC approaches, with the result that we must make
room for incoming shipments of summer apparel, etc. We have ignored to a
great extent former prices and values and have marked these suits at the low
One fiance at the comparative figures?which state the
est possible prices.
actual prices at which these garments were marked to sell?will give an Idea
of the wonderful saving in store for all who buy now, whether for this season,
summer or fall wear. ,
We Give Below a Summary of the Six Lots Into Which We Have
Divided Our Entire Stock of Suits for This Sale:
At $63.50 Are Suits Worth from
$75 to $95 Each
The finest garments we have had in stock this sea
Bon. Mostly one-of-a-kind and exclusive styles. Superb
models for both dress and sport wear. The materials are
the finest of silks used in suits, and include beautiful bro
cades, satin stripe, and Moon-jrio silks, plain satins, suits
with velvet coat and white silk skirt, etc., etc. Also a
number of wool suits in navy and black, in women's sizes.
At $53.50 Are Suits Worth from
$65 to $85 Each
Another assortment that includes many rich and dis
tinctive models. The materials in this lot are Tricotine,
Poiret Twill, Gabardine, and Serge. The tailoring is "per
fection" itself. The models offer a variety of types.
This lot includes several attractive suits in black, espe
cially designed for mourning wear.
At $43.50 Are Suits Worth from
$50 to $65 Each
Suits for Sport Wear, Street Wear, and General
Utility. Novelty cloth suits in Eton and jaunty Pony
Coat styles; also several conservative and semi-conserva
tive styles, with vest and narrow belt effects. Several
strictly tailored suits fashioned along plain lines and a
remarkable collection of wanted new suits for EXTRA
SIZE FIGURES, of plain hairline woolens; also several
At $33.50 Are Suits Worth from
$35 to $45 Each
The largest assortment in the sale. All highly desir
able styles. These garments were selected with the aint
of offering something just a little better than the usual
at their regular prices. The materials include Serge, Tri
cotine, Gabardine, Mixtures, etc. Some suits are made
with short coats, belts, etc. Others have vestees; many
with ripple and flaring peplum for misses. A large num
ber in tailored styles for women. All silk lined. Many
At $23.50 Are Suits Worth from
$25 to $35 Each
In this lot are many lata arrivals of $25 sport and
plain tailored suits?mostly in mannish mixtures and
tweeds; the balance consists of oar $29.60 and many $36.00
garments. Developed in all the wanted material*?full-silk
lined. Many in navy blue. All sises?for misses and
At $19.50 Are Suits Worth from
$25 to $35 Each
In this collection we have placed all the odd and
one-of-a-kind suits from regular $26.00 and $29J>0 lines,
and a number of novelty suits that were $36.00. The as
sortment includes styles for street and sport
" In Et
tweeds, checks, serges, and gabardines.
Coat, Norfolk, and Belted models. A number of unlined
sport suits?others full silk lined,
but the size range is not complete.
r of unlined
All splendid garments.
Exclusive MILGRIM Original Model Suits at One-fourth Off
One-of-a-kind advance model suits,1 in tailored and novelty styles. Developed in velour de laine,
tricotine and poiret twill. Misses' and women's sizes. All at 25% less than usual prices for this sale.
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