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LASHEO BY STORM River Elorn Overflows and Several Towns Are Inundated. By the Associated Press. i PARIS, January 3.—A full Bale was lashing the French seaboard at Brest tonight and a torrential rain was flooding the nearby country. The River Elorn has overflowed, while the towns of Landivisau, Chateaulain and Quitnper are inundated by sev eral feet of water. More than 4,000 sacks of wheat in the Quitnper flour mills have been damaged. The Lorient wireless station an nounced that the steamer Dahomey, which today summoned assistance ifter having been crippled by the storm, had been swept away from the powerful tugs which were towing her to I-orient. The steamer was report ed to be drifting amidst dangerous shoals. Seventy men comprise the crew. BRITISH GALE CONTINUES. , Blizzard Reported Sweeping Scot tish Highlands. By th» Associated Press. LONDON, January 3. — The heavy gale which has caused great damage through the'British Isles and which moderated somewhat today, apparent ly has not yet spent its force, judg ing from the weather outlook tonight. Rain again started tonight and a nlizzard was reported in the Scottish * highlands. Reports of distressed shipping con tinue to he received here. The Dutch liner Yeendam. bound for New York, was unable to land its pilot at the Tsle of Wight or Plymouth, owing to the heavy seas, and had to pro ceed to Falmouth, where he was land ed with great difficulty. The ship's carpenter was injured by a huge sea. which struck the liner as it was entering Falmouth Bay, but he could not. be landed. The British steamer Kalintba, en route to Bui-nos Aires, also stopped at Falmouth Bay and landed her carpenter, who also was severely in jured. M Bargoed, South Wales, a land i slide caused a mineral train to topple over an embankment, killing the engineer and fireman. Incidentally, 2,onn miners will be laid off, as the train wreck destroyed the electric power cables connected with the mines. BRITISH RUM RUNNING SCHOONER TO BE SOLD Court Orders Sale After Higher Tribunal Sanctions Seizure in 1923. By the Associated Press. NORFOLK, Va., January 3.—Sale at public auction of the British schooner Pesaquid. seized as a rum runner off the North Carolina coast in July, 1923, was ordered today by Judge D. Lawrence (Ironer in Fed eral Court. The -sale will take place next Saturday. The order today ends a long fight over the seizure and confiscation of the Pesaquid. which was taken by the Coast Guard cutter Maseountin in territorial waters of the United States and brought in port hero, where the captain and crew were indicted for violation of the na tional prohibition law. Members of the crew were dismissed bv Judge Groner when the case was called for trial, but the captain and two supercargoes were convicted, fined ?500 each and given jail sen tences ranging from 30 days to 6 months. The ship was ordered sold, hut the British owners appealed. To day the decision of the appeal court upholding the court here was re ceived and Judge Groner immediately set a new date for the sale. At the time of her seizure the Pesaquid had more than 2,000 cases of liquors aboard and was declared to be the “queen” of the rum fleet operating off the Virginia and Caro- 1 liua. coast. She is the largest vessel ever ordered confiscated in this sec tion. HOLLAND CHERISHES DOCTOR'S PHILOSOPHY Two-Century Old Advice Recalled , on Anniversary of Phy sician's Death. Correspondence of the Associated Press. LEYDEN, Holland, December 17. There occurred this month the 200th anniversary of the death of Dr. Her mann Boerhaave, and the city is reiterating for the 200th time the famous message lie left to his heirs. The doctor's executors found among his possessions a sealed book entitled “The Deeper Secrets of Medicine.” His fame had been such, during his life, that all Leyden was keenly in terested and eager for the promised Tevelation. The book was sold, un opened, at public auction, for a large sum. It contained in 14 words the doctor's advice to the world: "Keep your head cool and your feet warm. Then you will defy all doctors.” ' WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH. Twenty-Four Others Hurt When Trolley Jumps Track. SYRACUSE, N. Y., January 3.—A woman was fatally injured and 24 other persons were cut and bruised today when a trolley car bounded off the tracks on South Wilbur Avenue Hill and crashed into a tree. Miss Nlarion Simonds, 76, of Brookline, Mass., suffered Internal injuries, of r which she died four hours later. The accident was ascribed to bad track conditions caused by heavy snowfall. Dr. Francis J. Ryan, physician for the railway, who attended all the hos pital cases, said tonight no cri ical injuries had been disclosed among his patients, although a number of them are seriously hurt. SHOT IN FIGHT, DIES. Fiance of Divorcee Shot by Latter’s Former Mate. GREENSVILLE. S. C., January 3. * T. R. Johnson, 35, salesman of Raleigh, N. C., died at a hospital here tonight from bullet wounds incurred late last night while visiting the home of Mrs. C. C. Burroughs of this city, to whom he was engaged to marry. Police are holding C. C. Burroughs, 40, former husband of Mrs. Burroughs, in connection with the shooting. A quarrel between the two men, which started when Burroughs went to the home of his former wife last night and found Johnson there, led to the shooting, police reported. Mrs. Burroughs told police she was granted a divorce from Burroughs in Atlanta some time ago and that she and Johnson planned to be married within a few days. She is the mother of ■even children. Burroughs, in jail here, has refused ■ to discus* Lh» casfe < PORTO RICO CONDITIONS CRITICS WRONG, OFFICIAL HERE ASSERTS Resident Commissioner Gives Full Statement of Financial and Industrial Situation to Prove Claims . Recent charges seriously reflect ing on the political and economic condition in Porto Rico were vigor ously denied yesterday by Resident Commissioner Felix Cordova-Davila. In this respect the resident com missioner is In full accord with G6v. Horace M. Towner, whose arrival in W ashington during the coming week will again direct public attention to Porto Rico. In his statement yesterday, the resident commissioner said that pub lic opinion in the United States has not infrequently been misinformed about conditions prevailing on the island. “Any person coming from there, no matter how unimportant,” said Judge Davila, "seems to have access to the American press for the purpose of discrediting us. yet, there seems to be little inclination to tell about the constructive work that Is constantly going on. This unwar ranted criticism of island affairs is in fact nothing more than a severe indictment of the American adminis tration during the last 25 years, and in this connection it is only proper to bear in mind the statement made recently by the Secretary of War be fore the Senate committee on terri tories and Insular possessions to the effect that ‘no country in the world has made the remarkable progress that Torto Rico has in a quarter of a century.' ” Progress Remarkable. “It is strictly true that the prog ress made by Torto Ricto tinder the American administration is recog nized as remarkable by every one familiar with the facts. Nor has it been equaled by any people any where in the world in the same length of time. This is a record creditable alike to the Porto Ricans and to the American administration, and while much is due to the spirit of American institutions and the efforts of the American Government, it should be remembered that noth ing could have been accomplished without the people of the island en tering into that spirit, so it is only fair to recognize that the credit due to the patriotic co-operation of the people of Porto Rico. In politics and government, in sanitation, public works, social and moral Improvement, Porto Rico presends today the most impressive evidence of rapid and con structive achievements. Government tost Grows. “It has been said by hostile critics that the revenues and the budgwt of the island have increased to $12,000,- 000. This is true, but it must be remembered that a proportionate In crease has occurred with respect to schools, roads, public health, agri culture. labor and, generally speak ing, all branches of endeavor. Heavy expenditures have been necessary to defray the expenses of the govern ment and while there may posstbly have been some extravagance, this lias been relatively small and only such as is customary under similar conditions in all the countries of the world. It is well to remember, how ever, that taxation in Port Rico is less, not only per capita, but less on wealth, than anywhere under the American flag. "A few outstanding facts will show our amazing development during the past 25 years. "In 1902 the assessed value of prop erty in Porto Rico was $96,000,000. This has increased until June 30, 1924, the assessed value of real and personal property in the island was $312,000,000. The total exports of Porto Rico in 1902 were $12,434,000. In 1924 they were $87,057,000. having reached a maximum of over $150,000,- 000 in 1920, when the products of the Island were generally at maximum prices. Bndjret 911.700.000. "For the fiscal year 1902 the total expenditures of the government were slightly in excess of $3,000,000. The budget for the current fiscal year contemplates budget expenditures of $11,700,000. “When the United States seriously took up the task of administering the affairs of Porto Rico in 1902, follow ing the Sp&nlsh-Amerlcan War, It was confronted with three great problems in so far as expenditures wore concerned. These embraced public health, public education and public works. It is interesting to note how these three departments have fared in the increasing budget of the island. "For the fiscal year 1902 the sani tary expenditures of the centraj gov ernment were $112,000; for the de partment of education, $517,000; for the department of public works, $357,000. In 1924 the corresponding expenditures were; "Sanitation -$1,060,700 "Public schools and Univer sity of Porto Rico 4,500,000 "Maintenance and repairs of roads, bridges and public buildings 1,600,000 "These three items amount to one half of the total expenditures of the central government of Porto Rico and constitute considerably more than one-half of the annual budget and do not include any of the ordi nary legislative, executive and judi cial expenditures. Increase Held Natural. "The commissioner of education as far back as 1902 emphasized the need in his department alone of $3,000,000 per annum, so It will be seen that the current increases in expenditures over previous years are not unnatural. "The question is whether or not our taxes are burdensome. The pop ulation in round numbers is 1,300,000 and the per capita tax to support the central government is less than $lO. The per capita tax for all other pur poses is less than $4. There Is no State or Territory in the United States where the per capita tax is anywhere near so low. It can, therefore, be seen conclusively that the people of Porto Rico are not overtaxed. As an Illustration it may be pointed out that our income tax on amounts ex ceeding SIOO,OOO provides for a max imum surtax of 10 per cent. Under the Federal income tax law Incomes in excess of SIOO,OOO pay a surtax of 37 per cent and the maximum surtax is 40 per cent. Realty Tax Less. "The tax on real property Is like wise less In Porto Rico. The highest tax assessed for the present fiscal year is 2.09 per cent for the city of San Juan. The tax elsewhere through out the island Is materially less. W T e, therefore, have In Porto Rico not only a lower per capita tax than in the United States, but a decidedly lower tax on wealth. "It would seem clear, therefore. In view of the pressing demands of edu cation, public health, public works and welfare work in general that there can be no question of the pro priety of expending at least as much money as is now spent in Porto Rico. "The public deebt of the island on June 30, 1924, was $16,773,000. This has been increased by the sale since that date of $600,000 irrigation bonds, making a total slightly less than $17,- 375,000. The funds from these bonds were all used in public works. Ap proximately $6,000,000 thereof was in irrigation bonds, and the principal and interest on these bonds are to be paid from the land irrigated thereby. This is being done without difficulty, and the irrigation works have to date been fully justified by experience. < i PQn June JQ» 1924* there, ya# caab. la THE SUNDAY* STAR, ’WASHINGTON, D. 0.. JANUARY 4, 1925-PART I. the hands of the treasurer of Porto Rico amounting to $9,124,924.14. The budget is prepared for two years. Just as the value of exports from the Island may vary, due to prices, as they have fluctuated in the recent past from $160,000,000 in 1920 to $72,- 000,000 in 1922, so the estimated taxes may vary in a lesser degree. Exports Estimate High. "In the allegations as to the diffi culties of the treasury of Porto Rico, great importance was attached to the fact that it was necessary for the treasurer to obtain a short-time bank loan of $2,000,000 to meet authorized expenditures in the fiscal year 1924. .This was due entirely to the fact that the actual collections of revenues were less by approximately this amount than the treasury had esti mated. That such an occurrence is possible would appear from the great variation in the value of exports from Porto Rico, as already pointed out. The reflex of this variation on the revenues of Porto Rico is well illus trated by this fact. "In 1920 our exports were esti mated at $150,000,000. The Income tax collected in Porto Rico based on those returns was $4,163,000. Tn the following year the exports fell to $112,000,000, and the income tax col lected in the corresponding year fell to $2,444,000, a variation of $1,700,000 in a year. This, however, was not al together, or even the principal, cause of the falling off of the revenues tn the fiscal year 1924. "There were uncollected property taxes on June 30. 1924, of $750,000: $350,000 of this is pending judicial decision. Os the Income tax, $1,996,- 151.15 was pending collection at the end of the fiscal year, partly on ap peal before the board of review and partly in litigation. The total delin quent and unpaid taxes at the end of the fiscal year amounted to $3,000,- 000, much of this being In litigation. "Had the law of Porto Rico clearly required the payment of assessed taxes under protest the necessity of the $2,000,000 loan would not have arisen. Sinking Fund 91,200,000. "The sinking funds in the hands of the treasurer at the end of the year amounted to slightly over $1,200,000. "It has also been pointed out by some critics under the impression that it indicated an unsatisfactory economic condition that the balance of trade against the island for the fiscal year 1924 was slightly more than $1,000,000, whereas for a num ber of years the balance of trade in favor of the island had been con siderable, varying in recent years from approximately $7,000,000 to $54,000,000. "Os course, this Is of no signifi cance, and normally the balance of trade must be In favor of Porto Rico. An effort is being made by the island government to carry out a plan of public works which has been under contemplation for many years. This required the sale of bonds abroad and the purchase with the proceeds of supplies to be imported into Porto Rico. Sugar Mills Proaper. "Similarly, the sugar mills and other industrial properties are pros pering and are taking advantage of the present prices, which are mate rially lower than the war-time prices, to make the necessary exten sions and repairs to their plants. "As the result of this, there was imported into Porto Rico in the fis cal year 1924 in excess of $1,700,000 In lumber and wood manufactures and $2,700,000 in iron and steel man ufactures over the preceding fiscal year. The importations of machinery' and vehicles was an increase of $2,- 700,000 over the preceding fiscal year. "The fact, therefore, that the bal ance of trade for a particular fiscal year was against the island only be cause of confidence in its economic condition and in preparation for in creased development and production. "I might say in conclusion that with an administrator on the scene such as Gov. Towner the maladminis tration of affairs would be almost im possible. Not only has he proven wise and energetic, but he has probably done more than any other governor to cement the cordial relations existing between the Porto Ricans and the mainland. But the supervisory con trol is not vested wholly in the gov ernor. The Bureau of Insular Affairs of the tyar Department is in constant and direct daily communication with tke island. Gen. Frank Mclntyre, the chief of that bureau. Is universally recognized as an authority on insular affairs and territorial administration. 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NEW YORK, January 3. —The sil ver jubilee of the automotive Indus try was celebrated tonight at the formal opening of the national auto mobile show In the 258th Field Artil lery Armory in Bronx, the largest drill hall In the country. A 75-foot "silver tower” in the center of the hall, equipped with 360 floor lights and other lights from silver kiosks, made the place as light as day. A silver canopy covered 1 the armory’s steel beams. A million dollars’ worth of cans, ranging In price from less than SSOO to SIO,OOO, were on exhibition. There were fi#o cars on the floor. Fifty seven manufacturers had exhibits, while there were 346 special displays and accessory exhibits. Incoming trains brought hundreds of persons from various sections of the coun try, and some of the well known trains from the West came in extra sections. Lack Startling Changes. There were no startling changes noticed in the 1926 models, and lead ing manufacturers predicted that the cars of the type generally prevalent in the more recent years had come to stay. It was noticed that more cars were equipped with four-wheel brakes than ever before. A continued tendency toward balloon and semi batloon tires also was noticed. The general luxurious types of cars on display caused many veteran en thusiasts to remark the tremendous advance of the industry in 25 years, from the time when the cars were crude affairs and a novelty. Latest statistics show a national registra tion of 17,000,000 cars, or about one to every six persons. Telegram From Preatdrnt. Col. Charles Clifton, president of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, tonight received the fol lowing telegram from President Coolidge in connection with the open ing of the automobile show: "The opening this evening of the na tional automobile show marking, as It does, the silver jubilee of the au tomobile industry, serves as a strik ing reminder of the marvelous de velopment of this industry. "In a single quarter century it has grown to the proportions of one of the foremost interests of the country. "Moreover, America has taken the world leadership in this peculiarly representative modern accomplish ment. "In the development of highways, expansion of transportation and In fluence upon the social organization it has produced changes so vast that even yet we cannot fully realize their vast extent, much less their implica tion as regards the future.” GIVES BOOKS TO COLLEGE. Jules J. Jusserand, retiring French Ambassador to the United States, has presented two volumes for the Lafa yette alcove in the library of George Washington University, It was an nounced last night. Ambassador Jus serand, who is an honorary alumnus of the university, was a speaker at the recent dedication of the Lafayette al cove. Announcement also was made last r.ight that Mrs. Minnigerode Andrews will paint and donate a portrait of Gen. Lafayette to the university. The uni versity has selected the work of Ary Schaeffer, which Mrs. Andrews will paint. nized every budget prepared in Porto Rico. And while he has occasionally raised a warning 'finger when there seemed to be a tendency toward lib erality in the matter of appropria tions, yet his unfailing insistence on economy has, in fact, caused great care to be shown in the matter of ap propriations. As a result I believe the record of the legislature of Porto Rico with respect to economy will stand comparison with any similar legislative body in America.” BROOKHART ASKS PROBE. An investigation of conditions in Porto Rico was proposed in a concur rent resolution offered yesterday by Senator Brookhart, Republican, lowa. A joint committee comprising three members of the House and two of the Senate would be empowered to conduct an Inquiry into the prevail ing conditions "Industrially, economi cally and politically affecting the liv ing standards or the civilization of ■ the people.” | D. A. R. ACTIVITIES ] Colombia Chapter met Tuesday at the home of Miss Nellie G. Ross, 1359 Park road. Assisting hostesses were: Mrs. Ella B. Bladen, Mrs. Mary E. Jacobs, Mrs. Jennie White and Mrs. Clayton Willard. After exchanges of the season’s wishes the meeting was called to order by the regent, Mrs. Charles C Coombs. The treasurer, Mrs. Ella B. Bladen, gave a report of the finances of the chapter. Mrs. William Cole, as a member of the State historical oommittee, told interesting facts about the locating of the azi-muth stone for surveying purposes in the District, and Mrs. Velma S. Barber gave additional information, and mentioned as being of historical in terest the small green stone house on M street in Georgetown once used as Washington’s headquarters and now kept up by the C. A. R. Mrs George B. Ashby reported on the work of the State Americanization committee, and Mrs. Paul Anderson gave an account of the recent meet ing of the State international rela tions committee. A box was packed for Ellis Island, The speaker for the evening was Mrs. Noble Newport Potts, and her subject was an account of the his tory of the National Patriotic Coun cil and its efforts in promoting patriotism and an ardent love ol country among all classes of citi zens of the United States. After the program the members and 1 guests were invited into tin dining room, where a beautiful Christmas tree occupied one entire end of the room. A buffet lunch was served. The dance of Columbia Chapter which is to be hsld January 14 at the Roosevelt, has the interest o official and residential society at well as the D. A. R. organization. Mrs. Charles C. Coombs, regent o the chapter, will have with h»r it the receiving line Mrs. William h Walker, organizing secretary gen eral; Mrs. John M. Beavers, State re gent; Mrs. Jason Waterman, State corresponding secretary, and other officers of the chapter. Mrs. George Bennett Ashby is in charge of arrangements, assisted by Miss Nellie G. Ross, Mrs. Paul An derson and Miss Janey Holbrook. Among the patronesses are: Mrs. Floyd Waggaman, Mrs. Joseph Strauss, Mrs Frederick A. Delano. Mrs. Charles Denby, Mrs. Harry S. New, Mrs. Henry F. Dimock, Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Mr*. Henry Wilder Keyes and Mrs. Charles J. Bell. Victory Chapter held its monthly meeting Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. C. Ruedtger. The re gent, Miss Wathrina Harvey, presided, The chapter voted a sum toward the refurnishtng of the District room in Memorial Continental Hall, and also for carrying on work of the Children and Sons of the Republic here. The chapter also voted to send a box of useful articles for the use of alten women detained at Ellis Island. Much interest was evinced in the coming card and dancing party to be held at Wardman Park Hotel on the evening of January 19, the pro ceeds of which are to help increase the fund for the. District Chapter House. At the close of the business meeting, the chapter was entertained by groups of songs by Mrs. Robert Le Fevre, who was accompanied by Mrs. Selden at the piano. Mrs. W. W. Husband read a paper on Mexico, and Mrs. Fulton rendered selections on the piano. The meeting adjourned with the singing of "Amer ica,” Mrs. .Selden at the piano. A so cial hour followed, refreshments be ing served by the hostess assisted by Mrs. Joseph Stewart and Mrs. Fran cis J. Ford. Capitol Chapter held Its December meeting at the home of the regent, Mrs. C. E. Nagle, 1338 Shepherd street! The assisting hostesses were Miss Martha Schmidt, Miss Bertha Moore and Mrs. C. R. Berger. The meeting was presided over by the regent. Reports were presented which showed the chapter to be in a flour ishing condition and doing good work. A rummage sale was held recently, which added a substantial sum to the treasury. The registrar reported a new mem ber. Miss Mary Kauffman, coming from the C. A. R. The regent read a letter from the Americanization committee describ ing ways to be of service and calling attention to the special needs of flags, historical pictures and framed Consti tutions for the schools. It was voted to pay the State per capita tax for the Immigrant's Manual, which is now provided in several languages; a con tribution for the work at Ellis Island and to Friendship House. Mrs. Booth, member of the interna tional relations committee, was un able to be present, but sent her re port, which was read by Miss Bertha Moore. The speaker of the evening was Mrs. James M. Webb, chairman of the Ellis Island committee, who described the work done there and told of the needs of the immigrants. The Misses Kauffman rendered a pleasing: musical program on the vio lin and piano during a social hour. Bleanor Wilson Chapter held Its December meeting with the vice regent, Mrs. Noel, at the Sherman Apartment. Following current busi ness, alternates were elected to the oomlng congress in April. Generous contributions of money and gifts were made for the Christmas box sent to the protege of the chapter, and also a large box was sent to the Florence Crittenton Home. Two new members have been added since the last meet ing. The Livingston Manor Chapter met at the home of Mrs. Shankland, De cember 30. Mrs, Shankland was as sisted by Mrs. Keyes, Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Heisler and Mrs. MaJone. - The locals of the International As sociation of Machinists have indorsed the reorganization plan of the inter national to abolish the positions of eight international offices. This means the elimination of the general executive board, consisting of five members and 10 international vice presidents. Seven general vice presi dents are to be elected, who, with the international president nr.d secretary, will constitute an executive council. | JANUARY MARK-DOWNIALE 1 An Annual Event That Offers Extraordinary Values and Timely Savings of Such § Huge Proportions That You Will Do Yourself An Injustice If You Don't Attend! 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K sorted colors and size*. colors. full lined, neatly trimmed, in durable, all-wool cloths. g* A Great Values in Our January Sale of Bedwear & Domestics! pE 81x90 Seamless 50c Mohawk 35c 45x36 $159 Seamless 19c to 29c Huck |g| S Sheets Piirowcase Pillowcase Sheets Towels 1 *l'°° 35 c 25 c s l* 29 12% c I v Perfect; Cannon Mills H p bed size; pure Stamped Empire. Rleac he d. of Heavy. Round- JTuek Towels, in K fe bleached; round because of slight heavy - weight mua- thread Sheeting Cot- mill run asanrtment: fcjj 5 thread quality for thickness of weave; Un. 8 inch hem: ton. linen finish; red and blue hor- H 6 l»ng wear size 42x33, ready to use. ready to use, derg. Assorted sites. h* ® $l5O Double-Bed $2 Double-Bed $5 Two-in-One $7.50 Part*Wool 70x80 Esmond » I Blanket * Blanket Blanket Blanket Blanket I $2-19 $2 -39 $3-45 £ -Aasorted color Knmond or Bearon Si H TI e■t y. Double- plaids, double bed Jacquard and In- In pairs: of plaids Tn plain colors W (C fleered Colton. in ai7.e, sinple blanket. dian Pattern Plan- or solid colors, full with wide fancy Fy l& kray or tan; fancy Heavy fleeced cot- kets; size for dou- weight. Kite WlxSO borders or fancy a S borders. Bach, $1.19 ton. hie bed. for full size beds. liio.-k design-. p $250 Crochet $7.98 Marseille White Ripplette Colored Krinkle $5 Novelty | 2 I Bedspread Bed Set Bedspread Bedspread Bedspread i \s2 -89 $5-35 $ 2 -98 $4.98 $2-69 Satin finish, beau- Size 81x90 for Tn all-white, fan- x 5 Heavv weight. tifnl, upstanding de- For », or double double beds, seal- ey patterns, or col- s 6 full bed s'ize, raised signs, assorted pat- beds. tvtxOO and 72x loped and cut cor- ored stripes, blocks RS 5S Marseilles designs. terns. Spread and 90; pure white; re- ners: pink or blun or plains. Size 72 3 C Ready to n-e bolster. $5,36. L_quire_no_Jroning i __J stripes. xIOO. FX j £ 30c Pequot 39-in. Unbleached 25c Hope 25c Yard-Wide 10 Yds., 27-In. i Sheeting Sheeting Muslin Nainsook Birdeye S I 24 c ll c 18° 12V2 c 5 1 69 I C Closely woven. Eg dE Extra heavy standard count, in Yard wide, close- White, pink, blue. Each piece S weight, yard wide. useful mill lengths ly woven, free from peach, rose, etc., in in sealed, sanitary rij |t£ unbleached: full for sheets, cases, starch or dressing. 2to 5 yard lengths. pa.-kag*\ Absorbent. W CM piece. Worth 30c. etc. T>«*ful lengths. . non-irritant quality. gj I!iThis Sale Commands Your Attention fj 1,000 Men’s Suits & OvercoatsS January Mark-Down Sale § / [ 1 Women’s $4.00 and $5.00 i Low Shoes 72 W * $0.95 . S2O Suits & Overcoats, | j \f 1 /^^SBIhKI $25 Suits & Overcoats, $12.50 pt 11 S3O Suits & Overcoats, $15.00 \k ; | $35 Suits & Overcoats, $17.50 \ | S4O Suits & Overcoats, $20.00 -X i !@ Choice of 500 pairs of Women’s Low \ ! I & g Shoes. Strap pumps in satins, suedes, veJ- Every Suit and Overcoat in stock goes VI j I K vets, patents, etc. Oxfords in tans, gun in this sale, and you can have your un- V j g! H metal and black kid. Low heels, Cuban, restricted choice. Models, styles, colors /3 V / & and Spanish heels. Sizes 3j4 to 8. Mark- and fabrics for men and young men and £ ed down to $2.95. y° u can save as much as you spend on jr~ A K \ I any garment in stock. Sizes 33 to 48. 3 District Weather Forecasters Take Turns as Prophets Weather forecasting’, most any one will agree. Is no easy task, es pecially when the publto holds the weather man responsible for freak action of the heavens. Uncle Sam realizes this fact, so he employes two forecasters and alternates them every month. Just now Forecaster Mitchell 13 having a breathing spell while he sits back and chuckles at Alter nate Forecaster R. H. Weight man's difficulties. Forecaster Welghtman, by the way, was ele vated to his present post after the departure of Maj. Bowie. He en tered the Weather Bureau in a sub ordinate capacity 21 years ago, after leaving Western High School. I>urlng,tbe World War he serv ed with Maj. Bowie In France for 13 months, helping forecast weather for America’s fighting forces. His technical title with the Weather Bureau now Is meter ologist. » Highways in TJ. S. Longest. In the United States there are 2,- 941,274 miles of vehicle roadway, al though there are only 251.175 milers of steam railroad track and about 47,150 miles for electric railroads. These figures Indicate the remark able opportunities awaiting the devel opment of motor transportation. 21 NEW YORK’S 1924 DEATH RATE SHOWS DECREASE Mortality 2,180 Below Five-Year Average With 11.84 Per 1,000 Population* By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 3— New York’s health was so good in 1924 that deaths dropped 2,180 below the average for the five years preceding, according to a report submitted to day to Dr. Frank J. Monaghan, health commissioner, by Dr. William H. Guilfoy, registrar of records for the health department. There were 71,252 deaths as compared with 73,432, the five years' average. “The great saving of life,” th® re port said, “was under five years of age, there being 2,459 fewer deaths than in the five-year average. The great loss was at ages 65 years and over, there having been exactly 1.000 more deaths reported In 1924 than in the five-year average for these ages. “The death rate for the year was 11.84 per 1,000 of the population, as compared with 12.21 for the five-year average, a decrease of 0.37.” Camblning artistic skill with the patience of a student of natural science, Miss Frances Weiser of the United States Geological Survey, Washington, D. C., has the distinction of being regarded the most experi enced and most expert palentologic illustrator in the United States.