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CRANE SEES SYRIA
ASILSJANDATE Believes Conviction by French Military Court in Damascus Is Error. By the Associated Press. PARIS. May 26.?Charles R. Crane, former American minister to China, 4oday continued his active discussion ' i n conditions in Syria with leading Frenchmen, In full confidence that the report of his conviction by a French military court in Damascu^ for In citing a riot was an error. The French foreign office has no knowledge of the reported conviction. Mr. Crane appears to have expressed himself last week very plainly to the mandate commission of the league of nations council in Geneva regard ing the disturbed political situation in Syria. The substance of his declara . tion was that the Syrians wanted, first of all. complete independence, and. failing that, preferred that the United States take the mandate over the country. If the Americans were un willing. he said, the Syrians prefer red Great Britain, but under no cir cumstances wished to be under the French mandate. Demonstrants Shot Down. He reiterated the events In Syria which had led up to the violent mani festations on the part of the inhabi tants and declared that the French military had intervened with machine guns, shooting down some of the demonstrants. Mr. Crane believes that if any action was taken leading to the imposition against him of a sentence of twenty years, as reported, it must have been due to a misunderstanding. He recog nizes that the French military author ities in Syria may have misconstrued the nature of the demonstration by the natives around his automobile as he was leaving Damascus after his visit there earTy in April. The former diplomat, who points out that he was in Syria solely as a pri vate citizen, admits that in the agitated atmosphere prevalent in Syria there may have been some feeling against him. although he declared that in neither Syria nor France has he met with any thing but courtesy from the French. He declares he has no intention of taking the matter up with the French foreign oflice in the present stage of the affair, preferring to regard the report as erroneous until it is proved other wise. His friends point out that the report came from Cairo and was based on an arti</e translated from an Arabic newspaper, leaving wide room for error, as translations from this language vary considerably. They add that the conviction of a number of Syrian leaders and their de scription as being friends of Mr. Crane may have resulted in the belief that the latter himself had been sentenced. Crane's Talk -Injudicious." Troubles in Syria were provoked by "injudicious talk" by Mr. Crane, for eign officials said, but up to the pres ent moment they had no information regarding any condemnation. The French government appears to have no knowledge whatever of the case, beyond the fact that some dis orders occurred during Mr. Crane's visit to Syria. They have no report of either any conviction or even prosecution of Mr. Crane. FRENCH CENSOR DELETES 90 PER CENT OF PAPER Arabic Periodical in Damascus Prints One Column of News and Nine Blank. By Cable to The Star and CWcaso Daily New*. Copyright, 1922. CAIRO, Egypt, May 23.?Copies of a pro-French Arabic newspaper ar riving from Damascus demonstrated the strictness of the French censor ship of news circulating in Syria. Out of ten columns of space devoted to news nine were entirely blank, their contents having been deleted by the censor. Among the items the paper was per mitted to print was one concerning the sentencing a man of twenty-five years and of a boy of seventeen to four and five years' imprisonment, respectively, for "inciting foreign na tions to hostilities against France." Another item published was that the United States was amo-.g the foreign powers under the influence of two obsrure Svrians. m Many features combine with the low marking to make these exceptional values? Patent leather finished WEEK-END CASES at $5 Fiber bound? cretonne lined? 22 inches long, with lift-out tray. at $6*75 Leather bound? sateen lined?23 inches Ions, with lift-out tray. at $10*75 With two heavy all around leather straps?24 Inches with lift-out tray. ?also up to 30 inches. Priced ac cording to sixe. Leather Goods Company 1324-26 F St N.W. Vacuum Bottles Pints, $1; Quarts, $1.85 Food Jars, in varied fixe* from 1 pint to 4 quarts, (US to $18, according to size. Unbreakable Bottles, pint, quart and 2 quart sizes, $7J0, $11 and $15. Unbreakable Food Jar?, quart, $15. Motor Rfiuorent Section, First floor. SPECIAL! Women's 16-Button Washable Fabric Gloves '1 Pair Remarkable values, just when these sort of gloves are needed most?at the price you can af ford several pairs. The quality is unusually good, as are the colors, pongee, mode, beaver and white. Glen flection, Tint floor. j New Lowered Price on Fancy Silk Hosiery Now, *3.50 Pair Tomorrow we offer openwork clock, lace ankle and lace in step hose, in black, white, Russian tan, cordovan, beige, pearl, medium gray, navy blue, at this lowered price. Women's Hosiery Section, First floor. Sports for the 30th TENNIS? Wright and Ditson's D. C Racquet, $19. A. J. Reach, Women's National Racquet, $8. Harry C. Lee's Dreadnought Driver, $13.50.' Other racquets, $?50 to $1X58. Tennis Nets, St and SY BASE BALL? Junior League Bate Balls, Me. Other Ball*. IBe t? S3. Fielder's Mitts, Sl-00. First Baseman's Mltta, S3. Catcher's Mitts, 04. All made of genuine leather? and all well made. Louisville Slugger Bats, golf? Paramount. W. & D Champion Pennsylvania Tennis Balls, 50c each. Marking Tapes, ft and $8. Racquet Pressert, $1.25. Tennis Markers, $L Tennis Poles, $4. Racquets Restrung. 24-hour service, $U0 to $8.50.' Other Bats, ase t? gxso. Masks. SB aa? 04. Boys' Base Ball Suits, S1.M t* sus. Base Ball Stockings, slse 9, ? 75c pair. Base Ball Shoes, sizes C to 10. 0543 m SS.TO pair. BRASSIE DRIVER W. & L. Special Golf Clubs, Special, $2.50 MASHIE NIBLICK PUTTER MID-IRON DRIVING IRON Hornet Golf, Balls Very Special, 65c Each; $3.50 One-half Dozen The Beginner's Golf Oulfit Specially Priced *10.45 Leather-trimmed Bag, with pockets for balls?three W. & L. Spe cial Clubs and one Hornet Golf Ball. Sportinc Goods Section. Fourth floor. . j - New White Footwear For Decoration Day Six attractive models, sketched from our wide and varied sum mer displays. White Kid Pumps, from Laird. Schober & Co., 01S. White Kid One-strap. Cuban Heel Pumps, 012. Wide-strap White Kid Dress Pumps. Spanish heel. 01S. Sandal Pumps, of white kid. $0. Two-strapped White Canvas Pumps, S8. White Buck Sports Oxford, black trimmings, 810. * Combination of White and Black. In canvas oxford, 88. White Canvas Sports Pump, black calf trimmings, 88. White Elkskin Oxford, black or tan trimmed, 08. White Buckskin Oxfords, flat or Cuban heels, 89 812. White Oxfords and Pumps, canvaa and kid, 85-30 to SIS. Women's Shoe Bectlos, Third floor. Sports Hats *12.50 ?were never smarter than thi* season?with their delightful combinations of felt and straw, or chic straws and felts alone. Soft, crushable hats that are as comfortable to wear as they are becoming?in a wide variety of charming models, showing a great deal of all white, as well as the lovely orchid, pink, sand and blue shades. Straw quills and pert cockades of ribbon prove themselves s m a rtest trimmings. MUliftery Section, Third floor. Silk Sweaters An Exceptional Value, 09.75 Matched with a smart sports skirt, you could scarcely find a more attractive or becoming sports outfit. These are in the popular tuxedo styles in striped or blocked weave?patch pockets and a plaited girdle add ing the last finishing touches. Choose from most wanted colorings?and save while this splendid value is possible. Sweater Section. Third floor. Silk Skirts, no One of the most charming col lections of silk skirts that we have seen in a long while?es pecially at this low price. At tractively pleated and gathered models, in the fascinating Burr Barr crepes and a new sports weave, called Rhapsode. All white, smart combinations of white and colors, and varied other color combinations offer delightful choice. Skirt Section. Third floor. It's Time to Buy Bathing Suits Women's Annette Kellermann All-Wool Ttco-inA)ne Bathing Suits $3.95, $5, $8.50 Attractive models, in varied colors. All sizes for women, 34 to 46. Have your bathing suit ready for Decoration Day, at the beach. Women's Bathing Suit flection. Third floor. Girls' Annette Kellermann Wool Suits $2.95 to $9 Sizes from 8 to 18 years, in smart models and colors. Utile Children's Wool One-piece and skirt-attached Suits, $2.50 styles; varied colors. Girls' ind Childres'a Section. Fourth floor. Bathing Girdles and Brassieres With garter attachments?some with elastic In set. others the long corset brassiere; boneless, al lowing perfect freedom for swimming. Priced, SI to S3. Corset Section. Third floor. Boys' Bathing Suits Strictly all-worsted suits, which prevent th^ body from chilling rapidly; every color, $3.95 to $6. Life Guards, $3. 200 Boys' Suits, special, $2.95. Boys' Section. Fourth floor. Men's Bathing Suits Plain and heather mixtures and novelty stripes, in woolens, $4.50, $6 and $7; Fiber Silk. $9. Swim ming Jerseys. $2.50; Trunks, $3.50. Men's flection. First floor. Bathing Accessories Caps and Hats, 50c to $1.75. Fancy Rubber Handkerchiefs, 75c. Colored Rubber Belts, 35c. Low Bathing Shoes. 75c to $225. Plain Divers' Caps, 25c and 50c. Notion Section, First floor. A Few Suggestions in Comfortable Attire for Men's Memorial Day Outings BLUE SERGE SUITS, $35?Fine quality serge, cold water shrunken and fast dyed; single and double breasted models for men and young men. WHITE FLANNEL TROUSERS, $10?All-wool flannel, exqellently tailored. KNICKERS AND TROUSERS-Golf Knickers of Linen and Palm Beach cloth. $7 and $7.50. White Duck Trousers, $3; O. D. Khaki Trousers, $2.50. SUMMER-WEIGHT SUITS?The style and fit of these feather-weight suits depends upon how well they are tailored: a few dollars invested in fine tailoring makes for real economy?our suits show it. Tropical Worsteds, $25. Mohairs, $20 and $25. Silks, $30. Linens and Palm Beaches. $16J0. Sports Coats, Fine Scotchy Fabrics, $18 and $20 ATTACHED-COLLAR SHIRTS?white oxford cloth. S3| Plain tan Fruit of the Loom, 83.80! Oxweave.S3i E & W. Light-mercerised, with non-wilting collar, S8.50; Pure Irish Linen. 84; light-weight Gray Flan nel. 84-50. BELTS?English pigskin, to wear with separate buckles. 82. HATS?flexible brim straws. Ml other Straws to S12JMM Tweed and Herringbone Caps. S3. SSJW and Men's Store, First snd Second Boon. MEN'S SHOES?special White Canvas Oxford, S4.B3i Two-toned Sports Shoes, special. 88. and others to 810s White Buckskin. 810. NECKWEAR?white and colored wash, 50c and 75ci Natural-color Pongee, Sit Bow Ties, 75c, 81 and Sl.BOi Plain-colored Reversible Barathea, 81| Foulards. 81 and 01.SO. GOLF HOSE?from the finest English and Scotch makers, also from American sources. S3.SO to 8S| Golf Hose, without feet, S3.50i Silk-and-wool Sports Hose, 81.50. In the Course of Lunch-Getting These Requisites Will Be Needed The Automatic Auto-Vacuum Ice Cream Freezer will save many hours for pleasure, while the cream freezes, in the Auto-Vacuum /way. 1, 2"and 4 qt. sizes, $5 to $10, according to size. North Pole Freezers, with galvanized pails. 1, 2, 3 and 4 quart sizes, $2 to $3.50. Offering the First Time The New Standard Twin Spiral-Motion Ice Cream Freezer, Special, $1.45 A new, high-grade, all-steel Freeier. with many exclusive features, that makes'the cream more velvety and speeds, the freezing. STERNO COOKING OUTFITS Complete Cooking Outfit. 82. Sterno Canned Heat, lOe can. 81 d??en. BOTTLE WARMER STOVE for baby* milk, $2.75. 100 Lemonade Straws, 15c. Quality Brand Luncheon Sets ?consisting of 6 each; SKV'sss, 40c Set napkins, cups and 1 CSoum Furnishings Soctloo, Fifth Seer. Sterno Teakettle, with 1 can heat, 82.75. Sterno Aluminum Folding-handle Saucepans, SL Frying Pans,'01.25. PAPER TOWELS, 150 in a roll, 25c. WaX Paper, Be and 35c roll. Paper Napkins, 25c (or 100. Far.cy Napkins, 15c dozen. Paper Plates. 15c for 20i SOc for 100. Kleen-Kups, unwazed, 25c package. Sanl Spoona, B for 5c. Lemon Squeezers, 70c to 80c. Glass Squeezers, 12c. Pocket Byttle Opener and Corkscrew, ISc. Misses' Shantung Suits Just arrived, in time for Decoration Day. Very attractive tailored models in three styles?the straight box,"link-button suit; the new French-back suit, to be worn with or without the very narrow belt, and the fine tucked-back suit, with notch collar and link-button front. Every miss will want one of these cool Shantung suits in her Summer wardrobe. Priced $25 and $28 Similar styles in dark blue Shantung, $28 and $34 Misses' Section, Fourth floor. Girls' Smart Frocks For Every Decoration Day Occasion Attractive little gingham frocks in varied colors, with collar and cuffs in contrasting shades?cool voiles in lovely colors tailored pongees with hand-embroidery in beautiful shades; dainty dotted swisses with trimmings, dainty and distinctive?^ regulation frocks for a regular good time outing frock Price* Begin at $2.95 Up to $19.75 White Cotton Gabardine Skirts, $2.95 to $6. Wool Plaid and Check Skirts. $7.50 to $15. Slip-on and Tuxedo Wool Sweaters. $2.95 to $8. Silk Sweaters, in Tuexdo and slip-on styles, $5.50 t^$L2J?. Girls' Section, Fourth floor. Children's White Socks Imported Fine Quality White Lisle Thread Socks. 40c pair; the same in three-quarter length, 50c and 75c. Plain White Silk Socks of a splendid quality, sizes 4 to 9'/j. $1 pair. Best Quality Pure Silk Socks, sizes 4 to 9'/i. Priced according to size, $2 to $2.55 pair. Children's Hosiery Section, Fourth floor. Children's Cool Comfortable Sandals Misses' and Children's Sandals, in smoked elkskin or tan calf skin. with one or two straps. Sizes ll'/i to 2.$4 and $150; sizes S'/j to 11. $125 and S&50. Grecian Sandals, in tan calf, sizes 2Yi to 6. $5.50. Gray Elkskin Grecian Sandals for girls. $530 pair. Children's Shoe Section. Fburtb floor. Tomorrow?Special Selling 300 Exclusive Blue Jacket Tailored Wash Suits Special, (3.65 One-Third to One-Half Less Than Usual Prices Mothers who have boys to outfit for the Summer will' not over look these splendid savings, on the best in boys' wash suits that are not obtainable elsewhere in Washington. The great quantity offers a wide choice of short and long sleeve styles, one-piece models or middies, in blues, greens and white, combination and contrasting trimmings. Sizes 3 to 10 years. Buy early. Boys' Store, Fourth floor. Cemetery Vases Mat Green Pottery' 35c Each Green Tin, 15c Each rink floor. Open 9 AM* Closed Tuesday, Memorial Day Cose 5:30 PJVL Special?Spiced Jelly Candies 45c Lb. Take a box of these fresh jelly strings and drops in delicious spiced flavors along on the outing trip. The price Is special just for ths occasion. Cssdy Bectlos, First Int. ?r'V L'..'' ; v _ ' ' \ ? '??? ? ? ' For the May 30th Outing and Early Vacations; * Motor Restaurants ?if you are going away In the car over Decoration Day. Suit Case style Restaurants, pr for the running board, are at tractively fitted? For two, $9JO to CIA. For four. $15.50 to $17JO. For six, $18.50 to $71. Containing knives, fork*, spoons, salt and peppers, plates, napkins, lunch box?some with cups and butter jars. Take a Kodak With You ; Eastman No. 0 Brownie Camera, $2 Simple to operate, and gets a splendid picture right from the start; loads in the daylight with rest pocket film. A roll of 8 exposures, 25c. Kodak Anaattgmat. tn brings the advantage of a high-grade lense to a little rest pocket kodak. Pictures, size lHx2fc. Print 012. 24-kowr prtatlag ss4 ImMu service. Brtmg as roar aims. Kodak Sect ion. rim floor. Get Your Flags for Decoration Day Early Toy Otors, fount floor. FOLDING CHAIRS, $2: ARMCHAIR, with carpet ?eat, <3.75; RECLINING CHAlR, with leg rest, $4; CANVAS CAMP STOOL8, 75c and 90c; FOLDING TABLE, $4. Furniture Section, Sixth floor.