THE EVENING STAB,
With Sunday Morning Edition.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
SATTJBDAY. ? .. October 19, 1018
THEODOBE W. NOTES. Editor
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Entered a~ second-class mall matter at the
poht oJfio* nt Washington, V. C.
No Armistice With Austria.
Almost simultaneously with the
manifesto of the Emperor of Austria
Hungary, declaring for autonomy in
the dual monarchy, comes announce
ment of the President's reply to the
Austrian note of October 7, proposing
an armistice and negotiations for peace
founded upon the "fourteen points'' of
January 8 and the "four points" of
February 12. This coincidence may be
no more than a chance. It is never
theless important, suggesting an ef
fort on the part of the Austrian em
peror to maneuver into a position more
favorable to acceptance.
President Wilson declares that in
view of certain happenings since the
enunciation of the two sets of "points"'
he is no -longer at liberty to accept the
mere ''autonomy ' or the Czcclio-Slovaks j
snd the Jngo-Slavs as a basis for j
peace, but is obliged to insist that
they, and not he, shall be the judges
nf what action on the part of Austria- J
Hungary will satisfy their aspirations j
and their conception of their rights
and destiny as members of the family
The United States has recognized the
Czechoslovak National Council as a
de facto belligerent government,
clothed with proper authority to di
rect the military and political affairs
of the Czerho-Slovak people. Tt has
also recognized the justice of the na
tionalistic aspirations of the Jngo
Slavs for freedom. It cannot now,by any
compromise or arrangement with Aus
tria-Hungary, the government from
?which these peoples have sought free
dom, prejudice their position or lessen
their chances for distinct national or
The Austro-Hungarian emperor in
his manifesto has obviously sought to
avoid a military decision, by offering
t > the diverse peoples of his realm the
semblance of autonomy. He altogether
excludes the Poles, however, from the
yi-ope of his proclamation. He thu3
evidently seeks to conciliate the Hun
garians, though they are themselves
sadly divided on the question of na
tionality. He gives no details of the
manner or degree of autonomy to be
granted. He sets Trieste apart for
special determination. He makes no
mention of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
taken by force by Austria.
It is interesting that the declaration
of the independence of the Czecho
slovaks is proclaimed at the same time
j sis the Austrian emperor's manifesto
j r.nd the announcement of the Pres
ident's reply. The self-determination
! of the peoples, of homogeneous nation
ality who have endured oppression un
i der the Austrian yoke will not be at
! tie mercy of the government of
r Vienna. It has begun already, by a
Tprocess cf natural separation and ex
There will be no bargained armistice
-with Austria and the war will be pros
?rcuted to the point of unconditional
The threat of action by the hitherto
dormant German navy is another pow
> <rful liberty loan argument.
The Gerry Bill.
The Gerry bill is now a law. It
: 'iriakcs bribery in primaries and elec
tions where choice is made of senators
and representatives in Congress a fed- i
? ral offense. In signing the measure
the President, in a letter to the author,
declared that it "was very much
True, and it is equally true that the
Taw, now that we have it, should be
Iiribery in elections lia9 probably
r.ever existed to the extent popularly
i .barged and believed. It has often I
occurred that a candidate, or party, in
defeat has loudly complained of hav- \
iug been overcome by the corrupt use I
of money. Specifications that would
hold water in court have not always
e< companied or followed the complaint.
Itepublicans have accused democrats,
democrats, republicans. Losers have
thus found consolation, if nothing else.
But "change" at election times has
1ieen too "fluent." It has turned the
*cale too often. Money has "talked"
too much in our political af
fairs, and should be reduced to silence.
And it can be silenced if the authori
ses armed with this latest weapon use
it without fear or favor.
The law is timely in the extreme.
VI) There ia a great deal of money in
the country. Men of enterprise nave
seldom been so flush. Liberal spend
ers have never been more liberal.
(2) Congressional commissions have
jiever been more attractive. The work
of Congress is increasing both in vol
ume and importance, and embraces
now questions of world-wide signifi
cant Ambitious men, whether with
?r without means, with a taste for poli
tics, want to get into the picture.
(3) The electorate has recently been
Tnuch enlarged, and stands to be
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further enlarged. Politic ians with cor
rupt motives have, therefore, nearly
two opportunities where they had only
one before. Watchfulness against cor
ruption should be correspondingly in
creased, and punishment for offenders
This year's campaign is not showing
tho animation expected of that two
years hence. By that time peace will
probably be restored, and the country
well started on policies looking to com
prehensive reconstruction. Hence the
good year 1920 is likely to see the two
old parties, and maybe others, hustling
for votes and skirmishing for advan
No Further Parley!
Germany's note in reply to the
American answer of last Monday, it is
now stated, will not be ready for sev
eral days. A conference is being held
at Berlin by the supreme command re
garding the terms of the response. It
is indicated that in all probability it
will be neither a full acceptance nor a
definite rejection of what are regarded
as th<* basic terms of peace. A way will
be left open, it is stated, for further
Meanwhile the Berlin bourse is in
panic. The German mark has fallen
to the lowest point on record in the
Swiss market. Workmen are holding
peace demonstrations in Berlin. A
crowd of independent socialists march
ed in the Unter den Linden and sang
"The Marseillaise." Riots arc reported !
elsewhere in Germany, the people de
manding peace and the replacement of
the autocratic government. Against
these manifestations of popular de
mand for immediate peace conserva
tive elements are organizing to urge the
government to maintain a military re
One report states that the German
reply will deny President Wilson's ac
cusations of cruelties and will hold
that submarine warfare must continue
until evacuation is accomplished. But
cruelties continue to be reported. At
Isaghem, as the Germans were leaving
in their hurried retreat, they threw
bombs into dugouts where civilians
were gathered for shelter awaiting lib
eration. It is, moreover, denied in
Berlin that there has been any order
for suspending the destructive proc
esses in the territory evacuated under
There is no reason to believe that
Germany will behave differently in
Ihis stage of the war than in that of
four years ago. There has been no
change in the German nature. There
is no reason to credit the high com
mand, the responsible officers or the
soldiery with more compassion today
than in 1914, more consideration for
the laws of humanity and the rules of
As for further negotiations with Ber
lin, they are inconceivable. Germany
lias just that one card now to play?
diplomacy. Beaten in the field, beaten
on the sea, she is yielding everywhere.:
Her allies are falling away from her. |
Her very treachery in Russia has be
trayed her. She is losing rapidly day
by day, and she can only hope for par
leying to save something out of the
wreck. There can be no parleying
with such a foe.
Over the Top and Beyond.
Washington has gone over the top
of its fourth liberty loan quota. It
should now go so far over that it will
make a record and do somewhat toward
bringing up the national quota of
The capital's response to the call
for subscriptions during the past three
days has been phenomenal. But it was
no more than was erpected. There was
no real doabt of the people's readiness
to meet the emergency. It was only a
question of when and to what extent
they wonld come forward with their
funds. But that they have come for
ward and with funds in such abun
dance as to oversubscribe the quota
twenty-four hours ahead of the closing
of the loan is a matter of warmest
Now, during the last few hours, let
everybody move vigorously to write a
record for Washington that will be a
source of pride. We have been hard
hit here during these three weeks of
the loan campaign. Owing to the
prevalence of influenza the city has
been practically closed. The schools
have been emptied of their pupils, the
theaters have been dark and ail meet
ings have been stopped. That in these j
circumstances the loan has succeeded
locally so wonderfully well is the
surest proof that the people of Wash
ington are fnHy alive to the vital im
portance of a full and oversubscription.
Every dollar subscribed beyond the
local quota will hasten the day of
peace. It will bring nearer the home
coming of Washington's men who are
now at the front.
A. Mitchell Palmer has discovered a
number of people in this country who
now wish they had invested their
money in United States government
Every disturber of the peace in Bus-;
sia declares himself the leader of a j
Do Not Slacken in the Pinch!
These last hours before the liberty
loan subscriptions close have a solemn
significance for the American who has
not yet taken a bond. Though this
will not be the last issue?Secretary
McAdoo indicates at least one more
and perhaps two. even if peace should
como at once?this is the last chance
for participation in what may be re
garded as the most important and ef
fective loan of the war series. No mat
ter if bonds have been taken in the
first three issues, failure to subscribe
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now means, to put it plainly, slacking
in the pinch. For this is the crisis.
This is the time when every American
dollar is needed to iiisure victory.
A big oversubscription would be
worth more to the cause of victorv
than even the splendid work our men i
are doing in their sector of the front.
And they are doing work that tells.
Against them is being thrown the
flower of the German army, to stem
their advance down the Meuse valley.
But they are making progress. They
are not stopping because the enemy is '
in flight in Flanders and in hasty re
treat in Picardy. Tliey are not stop
ping because they have won victories
at Chateau Thierry and et St. Mihiel
and at Grand Pre. They are going on.
During these last few hours it is
for every American to consider whether
it is not as much his duty to go on
and take another bond as it is that
of the American soldiers to keep fight
ing. When tlie bank doors close to
night at 9 o'clock no man should stand
outside with the consciousness of hav
ing failed in his duty.
The purchasers of America's liberty ;
bonds are legitimate investors. The j
German subscribers to the kaiser's as- j
sassination fund now realize that they !
have been wild-catting.
It is a time of many sorrows and a |
time for forgetfulness of self. Even j
the selfishness of grief must be sub- i
dued as duty to fellow man asserts its
claim on every citizen. j
Several Prussian epicures who once j
discussed luncheon in Faris are now
concerning themselves exclusively with
the prospect of beer and pretzels at
Continuing the daylight saving would
be well worth discussing if the season
were not at hand when there is not
enough daylight left to meet the re
quirements of war work.
If the allies should take one of the
seventy-five-mile guns that bombarded
Paris and turn it against a Rhine town
the linn would call it an outrage.
Those who buy liberty bonds "till it
hurts" will fiud the pain fully as
suaged by the coupons attached there
unto, when the rainy day comes.
The man who becomes so scared that
he neglects the simple and effectual
precautions available to every one is
an easy victim for the germ.
Bulgarians who wish to fight with the
allies rightly consider a reformation
more dignified than a surrender.
When the Hun decides that he can
no longer fight, lie may go to work
on the restoration of no man's land.
The American motto for the fourth
liberty loan is:
DON'T WEAKEN 1
BY rniLANDKK- JOHNSON.
"Some men can convey more com
mon senso in three words than others
can put into a two-liour speech."
"That's right," commented Senator
Sorghum. "Buy liberty bonds."
When for some fuel now I pay,
And fix the cost so very high,
Life seems no longer sweet.
I think upon that August day
When it was hot enough to fry
An egg out in the street.
The Lingering Beard.
"I see you shave yourself," com
mented the barber.
"What difference does that make?"
"Very little, sir; very little. That's
how I came to notice it."
The True Determination.
"Haven't you bought more bonds
than you can afford?"
"I don't know," replied Mr. Chug
gins. "I didn't think about the afford
ing part any more than I did when I
bought my automobile. I've just got
to have 'em."
"Whales are good to eat."
"Yes," said young Mrs. Torkins.
"But I've looked the market over and
whale meat is even scarcer than good
Friendless he stands, yet fawns on
Knowing full well that every one in i
His coward record of deceit must!
And loathe him as a reptile and a Hun.
The rattlesnake whose warning sharp
Is chivalrous compared to him whose
Conceals the fang which drops the
Into the startled victim's cruel wounds.
Friendless he stands, compelled in
check to keep
The seething hate which venoms all
Until his sinuous length he can un
And strike some trusting victim wrapt
The furtive sycophant with shaking
Earns pittance poor, and as he earns
That with a murderer's hire forever
Untold contempt even of those, he
Last Day?-Bay Bonds
Store Opens 10 A.M.
Store Closes 6 PM.
For Active Women
Women who are busy doing war work,
or any work that involves a heavy strain
either upon the corset or its wearer,
should be properly fitted with the right
kind of corset^*
There are two especially good models
for the woman who is getting ready for
service in France; they are made of dur
able material and boned with walilon and
properly fitted, will give both comfort
The slender woman can get the corset
she requires in lighter models of treco
and brochc, but still having wahlon bon
ing, or in elastic or treco girdles, which
are adapted to all forms of active work.
A regular Nurses' Corset, has sec
tions of treco at the front and
very flexible boning, which is par
ticularly comfortable and support
ing, allowing the wearer to bend
and stoop with perfect freedom,
A new Red Cross Brassier of
strong white material, hemstitched.
will not stretch. It is made in
bandeau style and holds the figure
firmly, $1.00 each.
Third floor, F street.
From Vfhich Many Women This Season
Are Designing and Making
Their Own Frocks
The simplicity of the modes and war
time conservation combined have en
couraged many women in the designing
and ofttimes the making of their own
frocks. These beautiful fabrics enable
them to achieve the desired results with
economy and style satisfaction.
Satin Charmcuse, for daytime
frocks; no fabric is more lovely;
in black and colors, 40 inches wide,
$2.50 to $3.50 yard.
Quaker Satin and Satin Phalanx,
in black, white and no less than 75
to 95 light and street shades, 36
inches wide, $2.50 yard.
Second floor, G street.
Should Be Given Your Earliest
This Christmas is to be a season of the
exchange of practical gifts and handker
chiefs will be of even greater importance
than in past years. Orders should be
placcd now for the embroidering of hand
kerchiefs and other articles. The short
age of skilled needleworkers is acute and
the quantity of work they can turn out
will be very limited this season.
Art Needlework Dept., Second floor.
The Fur Storage Department
Requests that those having Furs and other
garments stored in our vaults take steps for
their removal before cold weather actually
sets in. With the one delivery a day schedule
now in force and the shortage of help it
will be impossible to cope with an avalanche
of "rush" orders. Better still, call for your
Furs in person, thus avoiding the necessity
Receipts for Storage should be presented
at the Vaults Office, Seventh Floor, F Street,
Dainty Garments for Leisure Hours
Negliges Boudoir Caps Slippers
Lace forms a conspicuous part of the new negliges,
many being crepe de chine undergarments and coatee
Flesh-colored crepe de chine makes a dainty neglige, the
skirt made in full plaited style, the pretty lace coatee is confined
at the high waist with picot ribbon in blue and finished with
ribbon rosebuds. $18.00.
French Blue Charmeuse made in one piece straight line
model, is cunningly cut out at the sides to form sleeves and
pockets finished with chenille fringe and also fringed at the
round neck. $30.00.
The Negliges of Silk Corduroy are
both beautiful and warm, with their
soft linings of silk; some have collar
and sleeve trimmings of chiffon bor
ders with the velvet and others are
made entirely of the velvet. The col
ors are the soft shades of pink, lav
ender and gold and two-tone effects,
$27.00 and $29.00 each.
Becoming Boudoir Caps of chiffon,
wash satin, ribbon and lace. One cun
ning style of pink wash satin is made
like a dear little baby cap, shirred in
rows and finished with lace and strings
that cross in the back; this style comes
in delicate blue also.
Another style is made of crepe de
chine in lavender and rose, with a di
vided frill in the back, the entire cap
being finished in narrow ribbon finely
plaited with straight edge.
Some come in Tam-o'-Shanter style,
made of frills of ribbon and lace or
net, and finished at the top with a
tassel. There are worlds of attractive
new styles from which to choose. $1.50
Boudoir Slippers of delicately col
ored satin?Soft sole style; shirred
ones with heels and satin Mules, trim
med with ribbon flowers as rosettes, in
pink, blue, lavender, $3.00 and up.
Third floor, 7 street.
Of Interest to Expectant Mothers
We take pleasure in announcing that we have
secured the exclusive agency for Washington
for the famous maternity apparel designed and
manufactured by the well known house of
New York Chicago
Detroit San Francii
These specially designed Maternity Clothes
differ in no outward way from prevailing modes.
They are up-to-the-minute in style. Yet they are
so cleverly designed that they conceal the mater
nity condition and permit expansion without al
A complete line of these famous garments, includ
ing the Lane Bryant Maternity Corset, is now ready
and we invite your inspection.
Included in the showing is ? complete line of
that will be found unusually attractive.
Fourth Floor?G Street. x
High-Grade Dining Room
Of Beautiful Woods
This furniture was purchased some time ago and it is priced accordingly, which means that it is
much below the market price today. The construction is the very highest and the workmanship is un
surpassed ; most of them being- in period designs.
Make a Handsome Floor
The soft dull tones are growing
more and more popular for floor
coverings for the reason that
they afford such a beautiful back
ground for ^ny style of decora
tion, being particularly effective
with chintz and cretonne that are
so much in vogue. They are
seamless and reversible and make
a most desirable covering for al
most any room.
Plain or mottled effects, with
band borders in the following
3x6 ft., $11.00.
Sixth floor, F street.
4x7 ft., $17.50.
6x9 ft., $35.00.
7-6x10-6 ft., $55.0
9x12 ft., $65.00.
Queen Anne, Brown finished Mahogany, Ten-piece Dining Room
Suite, consisting of Buffet with mirror back; Serving Table; 40-inch
Leg Table; 5 Side Chairs and I Arm Chair, upholstered in blue leather,
Chinese Chippendale Dining Room Suite, of solid mahogany, suit
able for a large home. It includes Buffet; China Cabinet; 54-inch Table;
Serving Table; 5 Side and 1 Arm Chairs, upholstered in genuine black
leather. This suite formerly sold for $600.00 and is specially priced at
Adam Design Dining Room Suite, of brown finished mahogany.
Square Extension Leg Table, with round ends;_Buffet, with wood back;
China Cabinet, with mahogany paneled doors, 5 Side Chairs and I Arm
Chair, upholstered in brown leather, $424JM.
Louis XVI Dining Room Suite, of American walnut, with a beautiful
satin finish; Buffet with mirror back; 48-inch Extension Leg Table;
Large China Cabinet; Serving Table; 5 Side Chairs and 1 Arm Chair,
upholstered in brown Spanish leather, $26QM.
A very handsome Dining Room Suite comes in solid mahogany,
Chippendale design. It is stately and graceful and decorated
with hand carvings and will add distinction to any home; Buffet, with
wood back; Large China Cabinet: 48-inch Extension Leg Table, square
shape; Large Serving Table; 5 Side and 1 Arm Chairs, the chairs having
the stately high curved backs, and upholstered in striped blue haircloth,
Charles II Dining Room Suite, of American walnut, beautifully hand
carved; Handsome 72-inch Buffet, with wood back, large roomy drawers
and cabinets; 54-inch Extension Leg Table; Serving Table; China
Cabinet. High Back Chairs, with finely woven cane panels, upholstered
in fine blue haircloth, $175.00.
In addition to the^e we mention, we have a most com
plete line of Dining Room Suites from $3MM up.
Sixth floor, G street.
Cap and Scarf Sport Sett
?are shown in new styles and in great
variety of colorings. The popular tam
o'-shanter cap is one of the season's nov
elties, and comes in Copenhagen blue,
rose, purple and gray, with the
scarf banded with contrasting color. _ A
Tam set of purple with band of vivid
green is attractive, as are also sets of
gray with bands of red or green; copen
with bands of white.
Separate Scarfs are (LSO and $3.00.
Separate Caps are 75c.
Cap and Scarf Sets are $350 and $4.25.
An Angora Scarf that is especially suited
for motoring' has an inner cap of soft silk
that slips readily over the head, leaving the
long ends to wrap comfortably about the
throat, or it may be worn as a scarf with
the inner cap tucked snugly out of sight.
Amethyst, hunter's green, gray, copen and
Second floor, Eleventh street.
Cherry Blossom Tea and Breakfast
?are such exquisitely pretty things that have
come direct from Japan that we wish they
might find their way onto the tray, of every
sick person hereabouts, for the driest toast
would be appetizing if laid across their hand
enameled rose or blue banded surface. Over
the rose or blue band there are sprays of
cherry blossoms abloom. The Tea Sets have
17 pieces, $13.95; the Breakfast Sets have
2i pieces, $15.75.
There are many other designs shown in
banded or decorated styles on Fifth floor, F
Comfort for Home Nurses
For the comfort of the many women who
have been called upon to spend much time
in nursing the sick we offer:
Two-piece Uniforms, made from good qual
ity white cloth, with fitted skirt gathered
across back and fastened under front flap,
deep pocket and stitched belt; low-necked
waist, collarless, with long sleeves and but
toned cuffs, breast pocket and conveniently
buttoned to skirt at back. All sizes. $4.00.
Nurses' Corsets, wade of part tricot and
part coutil; boned with La Resista boning,
which does not break, but gives with every
movement of the body and affords it restful
support in all positions. All sizes. $5.00.
Red Cross Brassieres, to be worn with or
without a corset; $1.00.
Hjp Confiners, to be worn with or without
a corset; $1.75 and $2.25.
Third floor, P street.
Real Japanese Hand Embroidered
?are no longer considered extravagant, but
rather their true economy is realized, because
they wear so splendidly and are so easily
laundered. We are now showing a very
beautiful assortment of gowns, camisoles and
petticoats that will appeal especially to the
woman who is fastidious about her underwear.
The material is the softest Japanese silk, with
self-colored embroideries, in white, flesh,
lavender and blue. The petticoats are shown
also in black, navy and purple.
Third floor, F street.
The Bit of Fur
?that adds so much to the simplest frock
may be had in any peltry that your fancy
dictates, and in any width that you may
desire. We have various widths of Fur Bands
in taupe moufflon, nutria, Hudson seal, skunk,
beaver, mole and imitation fox, chinchilla,
mole and ermine. There are widths suitable
for collars, cuffs, bandings, and the fashionable
fur belts that are worn with serge frocks.
Third Boor. CenUr.
For a Quick Breakfast
For Heating Baby's Milk
Fpr Heating Father's Shaving Water
For the Delicious Motor Luncheon
For the Nutting Party Feast
For the College Girl's Midnight Frolic
For the Sunday Night Supper
There is nothing that will be more helpful
than STERNO CANNED HEAT. There is a
STERNO device suited to every one of these
needs, and the interesting part about it is
that STERNO CANNED HEAT and STERNO
cooking devices are so sanitary, so convenient
and so economical.
If you are not living in your own home a
S"JERNO kitchenette will be an especial con
venience, for with it you can readily prepare
an appetizing breakfast, or heat an iron with
which to press a collar or handkerchief, or
heat a curling iron. Ask for STERNO on the
Fifth floor, Center.
Army and Navy Tint
?are just the things to use for Christmas cakes
and candies, either to send away or on the
living room table. They come in sizes for
1, 2 and 5 pounds and are gayly painted ia
red, white and blue, with a single star oa
the top. The prices are 75c, (US aid $U0.
Second floor, Cuitcr.
Boudoir Slippers in Japanese Silk
?are ideal for wear with Japanese Silk
Kimonos, for they are made from the sane
soft-tinted crepe silks embroidered ia true
Japanese fashion. No heels, but firm, strong
soles give rest and comfort to the feet. Colors
are light and dark blue, rose, pink, lavender
and black. Sizes up to 8. $L00 a pair.
Second floor. Center.
Enameled Bread Boards for Table
?make novel gifts. With them there is no
waste, as the loaf is sliced as needed. Their
daintily enameled edges add a bit ?f beauty
to the table, and they may be had in pipit,
blue, gray or white enamel, with a decoration
of small flowers in contrasting colors. F?r
use with the bread boards you will need a
?such as the one we are showing in regula
tion blade with pearl handle. The Bread
Boards are priced at $L25 each. The Kaife
Fifth floor, Center.
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