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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
FISH WHARF CALLED GRAVE MENACE TO HEALTH OFDAPITAL Board Of Condemnation Recommends That It Be Abolished. Characterizing tho flsli wharf at Tenth and Water streets southeast as a dis grace and a menace to the health or tho city, tho board for tho condemnatlonof insanitary buildings, in Its annual ro Port to tho Commissioners, made public lie today, recommends mat tho build lngs be demolished ana that a modern market for tho pale of nsh, oysters, and other sea food bo erected. Tho board consists or Major K M. Markham. assistant Engineer Commis sioner: Dr. TV. C. Woodward. Health Officer, and Morris Hacker. Inspector of Buildings. Tho fish wnarf has Ion been a source of contention between tho Dis trict authorities and W. W. Riley, the lessee. Reports made by the Health Depart ment and the wharf committee, con sist ng of Daniel E. Garges, T. C. J. Bailey a,nd Russell Dean, declare It to "5 In an Insanitary condlton by reason or the absence of sewer and water fa cilities. Lessee Gets Injunction. The space was leased by the District March 15, 1903, for a period of five years to W. W. Riley, who was entitled to an additional period of five years provided the terms of tho lease were compiled with. Riley, according to the wharf committee, refused to make prop er repairs, and tho Commissioners, on the expiration of the first five years, March 15. 1808, notified tho lesseo to vacate. Ho refused to do so, and ob 'talned an injunction against the Com missioners. Tho case was argued by an assistant corporation counsel a year ago last spring, but the court has not .vet rendered a decision. In tho mean time, Riley has held possession of tho wharf, notwithstanding statements of the wharf committee and the Health Department that conditions are any thing but clean and wholesome. Riley, by the terms of tho lease, will he forced to vacate March 15. 1913. and. In the meantime, it Is probable no fur ther action will be taken by the Com missioners to gain possession. In compiling their next estimates, con sideration will be given by tho Commis sioners to tho recommendation of the Hoard for the Condemnation of Insani lar,ILu,ld'nB8 that an appropriation of 13.000 bo obtained for the preparation of plans for a model fish market. Conversion of the alloys and courts in thickly populated sections Into minor street and interior playgrounds again is recommended by the board. In the elimination of the slum districts a be ginning was made In the condemnation of Willow Tree alley. Similar action Is rpcommended In the case of Goat alley, between Sixth and Seventh. L and M streets northwest. This Is one of the largely inhabited alleys In the city, con taining forty-two brick and frame struc tures, providing living quarters for 254 inhabitants. Recommends eNw Street. The board recommends also that Navv place southeast, between Sixth and Seventh, and I and G streets, be con verted Into a minor street. The number of buildings demolished by or,der of tho boar&-4uxlnt..t,b.t-.year ended June 30, was 31S, 271 In "streets and forty-seven In alleys. Th number re paired was 145. 107 in streets and thirty eight in alleys. By the removal of buildings, 795 ten ants were affected, manv of whom have gone to the suburbs of the District and into Maryland and Virginia, and are purchasing or renting cheap homes. Credit Is given owners and real estate agents for prompt compliance with the orders of tho board. In many cases, the report states, owners and agents have taken the Initiative and mado repairs, which otherwise would have necessita ted sen ice of notice on the part of the board. KENSINGTON BARN DESTROYED BY FIRE Volunteer Force Succeeds In Sav ing Grocery Store of J. W. Hopkjns. Kensington, Md., was visited last night by one of tho most violent thun derstorms of the season. The storm, which arose about 2:15 a. m., had Just attained Us height, when a bolt of lightning struck and set on fire the barn and surrounding sheds, In the rear of the grocery store of .T. W. Hopkins. Fighting the fire was done by volun teers under the regularly appointed corps of volunteer Are fighters. The first persons to appear succeeded In remov ing the horses and wagons and a Blxty gallon tank of gasolene from danger. The large, two-story and a loft building was entirely enveloped In flames, when the wind shifted slightly and carried the fire In the direction of tho store Tho water was pumped from the store well, but this .could not furnish the supply needed and was soon pumped dry. making It necessary to carry the water a distance or more than a half hlock from tho fire, and then pump it on tho flro from buckets. The store was finally saved from the fire The barn was a newly erected two Btory frame, building, 34 by 40 feet. Con siderable hnv and forage was lost, the total loss being about $2,000. Part of this loss was covered by Insurance. A peculiar circumstance attending tho burning of this barn was the fact that a small barn, which had stood next to this one, was burned down about two weeks before, at that time all attention was turned to the saving of this one. Annual Mardi Gras At Glen Echo Next Week With the annual mardi gras and con fetti carnlxal scheduled foi next week, Olen Echo Park plans td make the close of tho most successful season of Its his tory even more auspicious than was the opening Colored lights are being scat tered all ovor tlie grounds among the myriad of Incandeseents. and the park In its gala attire Is even more attractive than usual. While special events are being sched uled for overy night next week, the big gest event of tho celebration will bo the J&00 display of fireworks on Monday night All during the week confetti will fly, tho carnival spirit will pervade the park, and the gala week will end the season In the proverbial blaze of glory. On Sunday afternoon and night there will be farewell concerts by the Soldiers' Home Rand Orchestra, for which a fcPe clal request program has been arranged. $1.35 Baltimore ana Return, Baltimore & Ohio. Even- Saturday and Sunday. Good to return until 9.00 a. m. train Monday All trains both was. Includ ing tho Royal Llmited.-Advt. RETAIL MERCHANTS HUNTING MEMBERS Special Committee Will Meet To- morrow To Form Plans. R. P. Andrews, chairman of tho spo clal membership committee of tho Re tail Merchants' Asoclatlon, today Issued a call for a meeting of the comnilttoo for tomorrow night at tho rooms of thu Chamber of Commerce. This is to bo the first meeting of tho committee which will undertake to Increase tho membership of tho organization from lesi than A hundred to two hundred. Tho members of tho committee are? R. P. Andrews, chairman; Jos. Stras. burger, M. A. Lcese, Goo. D. DeNeale, A. D. Prince, T. C. Dulln, A. O. Hut terly. Edwin H. Ktss, Joseph Jacob!, Owen Owon, Isanc Gnns, E. F. Droop, Max Rich, Louis Levy, J. T, Jarvls, Jos. Stoddard, Roo Fulkcraon. The i.iembcrB represent various branches of the retail trade and It Is planned tj dlvldo the commlttco Into groups of two each to call upon the merchants In each of their several lines. Long Savings Taken With Dime Bank. Twenty-seven dollars In dimes, pains takingly saved, from week to week, and deposited in a dime savings bank, have been lost to Laurence Del Gerno. of 413 Eleventh street northwest. Del Gerno reported to the police that the bank and Us contents were stolen from his homo some time since last Friday, when he made his last deposit. He was about to enrich tho llttlo hoard when he discov ered the robbery. VENERABLE DOCTOR W BE BURED SATURDAY MORNING Man Who Practiced Here Since 1873 Died of. Heart Disease. Funeral services for Dr. Joff rey O'Con noil, ono of Washington's oldest ph slclans. vlll bo held Saturday morning from thn residence, 1213 Rhode Island avenue. Requiem high mass will bo said at St. Patrick's church at 0 o'clock. Dr. O'ConnoIl's death, which occurred last night at 9:15 o'clock, was due to u nervous breakdown and heart falluro. It ended an illness of seveml month j. Dr. O'Connelt was born In Ireland seventy-four years ago, but camo to this count'v at tho agp of nine, and has lived In Washington more than sixty ye,arR,; " Graduated In. medicine Ir. 1S73 from the old Columbian College, HAW CiPf.t ffft WBatiln-t.H TTt..- I, . and immediately took up the practice w. MIK MUlCOMUi Devoted as he was to his profession, he found time to make a deep study Into n Mtnrv anA t.. nAnn it...... L ,J'al, 'J'K"1' esteemed ns a student i niu iiinn language ana made fre quent contribution to magazines and nerfnnlrfclR nn thl n,iKt n.... -. ui unTCs rfcon Lworks wns a treatise, pub- i . . . ' " "" lno P" taien oy tno Irish In the Revolutionary and civil wars. In ISfiS he was married to MIsh Jose phine Costello, who survives 'him. Ho leaves no children. MAY FORCE APPEALS IN TRUST DECISIONS Legislative Put Off at This Ses sion May Be Enacted Next Winter. In spite of tho fact that the session of Connrcss ended without legislation to force appeals from tho decrees of the lower courts reorganizing the To bacco trust and the Powder trust, there la a Btrong possibility of such legisla tion next winter. The two bills directing appeals In these catca aro pending before the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Pepper, of Iowa, Intro duced tho Powder triml lit 1 1 nnrl fcrtnntnr Cummini introduced tho bill for nn ap- i,u.i in ma loimcco case, mo i;um mlns bill has already passed tho Son ate. Before the season closed, It was learned today, Mr. Pepper got assur ances that the House Judiciary Commit tee would take up tho two bills at tho nlltSr flf tinVt DAistnn ami A. .. "VB iivdoiuhi nilU ULil UII til Villi They have strong support In tho com- uiiiiutr. nuu no ouuook ib ravoramc ror recommendations for their passage. If rnnnrtnrl in hM u..... ti..... ...in probably go through. ji nna neon ireeiy cnarged that the House leaders held the bills bark be cause thev did not want to frighten big business before tho election. , Avoids Mishap. M. Keith Hall, chauffeur fnr thn nix. trlot Sewer Department, avoided a ser ious accident at Fourth and D streets southwest, when he ran his machine onto inn siuewalK. to avoid hitting a street car. A lamp-pust was knocked down, and tho auto was damaged, but no one wag hurt. MUuSELl WIS MICHIGAN A.S. IN LAW TO BE TESTED Lack of Contests Reason For Light Progressive Vote. DETROIT. Aug. 29.-Amos S. Mussel man, of Grand Rapids, has received the Republican nomination for governor, ac cording to returns today from tho State wide primary of Tuesday. The race was close but today's figures show Mussel mr.n leading Fred C. Martlndalc by a trine over 3,000 votes out of a total of about 70,000 cast. Tho Progressive vote throughout the Blnto was very light." Figures so far received show that only a little over 2,000 wero cast in tho entlro State. Of these about 700 wero polled in Detroit. There wero no contests between Pro gressiva candidates, and this, according fo the Stato leaders of the new party. Is the reason for the little vote. A test of the primary law may be made by the Democrats of Ingham county. The law requires that a vote equal to 15 per cent cast at the preceding elec tion bo polled at tho primaries in ordoi to make the nomination effective. In many Instances tho vote, owing to lack of contorts, was under the required 15 per cent. Cost-Regardless Prices Rute on All Remnants FLOOR OILCLOTH 30c and 35c' grades . . 1 5c Brighten up the kitchen, hallway, or vestibule with a new piece of floor oilcloth from tomorrow's sale at lBc square yard. BOO yards In the lot. Heavy weight Floor Oilcloth, in 4- and 6-4 widths. Lengths from 2 to 10 square yards. Good range of patterns, many of which can be matched In design. Fri day at 16c square yard. (4th floor.) ITlPAYS TO DEAL Jk AT GOLDEN BCRoV SEVENTH AND K "THEDEPENDABLEmORr 59c LONG SILK GLOVES 39c PAIR A lot nf broken sizes of women's 12-button length pure Milanese Silk Gloves offered tomorrow at 39c a pair regularly 59c In black and white, with double linger tins Broken sizes. $1 and $1.50 Waists Choice at 49c Odds nnd ends of Women's White Lingerie Batiste Waists, to bo hurried out tomorrow at this remnant price. Trimmed with lace, embroidery and fancy medallions, also plain tailored llnene shirt Broken sizes. Usual Jl and Jl 50 values for 49c Women's Low Shoes Pinal Clean-up Sale of Broken W" Lots of Regular $2, $2.50 and Vlf $3 Footwear at m Jj We are going to Clean out all the broken lines and odds and ends of Women's Low Shoes tomorrow, marking them at a price that will assure speedy clearance. - About l-,000 pairs of Women's Oxfords, Pumps, Sailor Ties and Gibson Ties included in this sweeping sacrifice, consisting of Russia Calf, Patent Colt, Gun Metal, Vici Kid, Suede and Velvet, with high and low heels, plain or tipped toes. Hand-sewed and hand-turned soles. Also White Satin and White Kid Pumps with and without straps. Sizes from 1, to 34 only. Any Man's Suit for $6.45 That Sold at $1 2.50 to $1 6.50 ' In this final clear-away of remaining lines of Men's Suits we've put the price down to a point that will hurry them out immediately. Choice of a good assortment of styles and designs. Including all wool hancy Casslmeres. Cheviots and fast color navy blue Serges The fancies are In neat, serviceable patterns, livery suit well tailored and' perfect fitting. Sizes 32 to 44 in the lot, but not a complete size range In any par ticular style. To go out tomorrow at $6.45. SUITS AT $3.25 Odd lot of men's and young men's Suits, In light colors and fancy mixtures. Sizes a 2 to 38; mostly In two-piece models. Worth up to U2.50. SUITS AT $9.25 Small lot of men's and young men's flno quality hand tailored Suits, only ono and two of a- kind. Sizes 33 to 42. Remainders of regular lines sold at 118.00 and $20.00. Odd lot of men's Separate Pants, good serviceable materials in dark stripes. Sizes 32 to 42. Worth $2.50 and $3.00. $1.85 Serge pal Men's and young mens Outing rants, made of fine quality French Re, In cream and silk stripes. Worth $6.00 and $7.00 (go QC 39c Sale of Silk Remnants Worth up to $1.00 a Yard . . Good useful dress lengths of silks left from our most popular selling lines reduced for clearance. The lot Includes remnants of 36-lnch Satin Foulards. 36-lnch Colored Taffetas, 36-inch Silk Pongee, 36-lnch Colored Satin, 36-lnch Tub Silks, and 42-lnch Colored Marquisette. All Included In tomorrow's sale at 39c a yard. "Quick Step" Prices on Men's Wear Men' 35c Bnlbrlggan Underwear. shirts with short sleeves, and drawers with double bicycle - rj seat. Broken sizes JL I C Mrn'n X'iYtC Seamless Hair Ifone, in fast black only, double r heel and toe tJC Men'n 50c nnd "Dp Mght Itobco of muslin and cambric, with and without collars. Broken QQfi sizes OtC Men's X1.00 Toun Cloth NceIIrc Shlrtu, made with collar at- rn tached. Broken sizes OUC Men' 25c Athletic Undershirts, In Bleeveless and buttdnlcss CLn style. Broken sizes Ot Men'n fl.00 Pajaran of madras and percale, made from mis matched materials Not all QQ sizes OlC Men' 75c IVeprllce Shirt" of ertra quality percale, full cut and per fect fitting. Light and dark OQn effects OVK, Men's ViV-c Soft Collars, some with wash tie to match. Blue, (T gray and tan. Not all sizes . . tIC Lace Remnants 5c a Length Manufacturer's sample lengths of stylish laces, Including 18-lnch All Over Laces and Bandings, In Orien tal, shadow, ratine, and Japanese ef fects. In cream, white and eci-u. Lengths fiom 9 to 12 Inches very u'ful for trimmings, yokes, collars, aiu neck wear Qualities worth $1.00 to $2..i0 a yard at 5c a length Lace Dept., First Floor 12ic& 15c Draperies for 6c Yard Remnants and mill ends of yaid wide Draperies. Including Sllkollnei and Scrim. In light and dark colors. Suitable for curtains, scarfs, and draperies. Lengths from one to ten yards. Friday at 6c yd. Batiste Brassieres 50c Value for 39c Lot of Batiste Brassieres, edged with laces and embroidery Broken sizes of our regular DOc line reduced to 33i for clearance Curtain Samples 29c Each Sold by the Pair at $3, $4 and $5 Manufacturer's sample ends of fine quality Lace Curtains, 14 and 1 yards long, 45 to 54 Inches wide. They consist of Cable Nets, Scotch lace and Nottlnghams, In plain centers and all-over de signs. Choice at 29c a strip. Women's House Garments Women" I.okr Klmonoa of fine quality lawns, In white grounds with neat figures. 60c oO values at dtC Woiucu'b Perralr Dressing Sacquea, in navy and gray effects, with collars and cuff QrV sleeves. Slightly mussed. 50c values at.. O I C Women' Percale pron. In round styles. vim t&uu nullum uiob. J-jIRnt SlTjpeS and checks. Reduced from 26c to 17c Wash Dresses, Suits and Skirts At Sensational Reductions for Quick Clearance $25 Extra Size Cloth Suits $9.50 $22.50 Taffeta Silk Evening Coats $4.75 $8 and $10 Cream Serge Skirts $2.95 $3 and $4 White Lingerie Dresses 95c $1.50 and $2 English and Repp Skirts 49c $6, $8 and $10 Justine Dresses $2.29 $6, $8 and $10 Lingerie Dresses $1.95 $8 and $10 Linen and Cordeline Dresses. $1.95 $6 Enghsh "Slip-on" Raincoats $1.98 $12 and $15 Silk Dresses $2.98 $3 and $4 Colored Wash Dresses 95c $2 and $2.50 Extra Size Linen Skirts 59c 500 pes of Ribbons 25c Quality at 5c yd. We bought this big lot of ribbons at :i figure that permits us to offer the biggest ribbon values known for many months. 5 and 6 inches wide superior quality all-silk ribbons wanted for hair bows, sashes and millinery purposes. The lot consists of Stripe Taffetas. Dresdens, Floral patterns, checks In large and small designs, etc. White grounds with satin edges and light and dark designs, also a complete assortment of the wanted plain shades, such as pink, light blue, white, red, navv blue, brown, etc. Not a ard can be matched for less than 26c. Here tomorrow at 15c a yard. $6 Wool Ingram Rugs 9x12 Ft. Room Size . . . $2.98 Practical floor coverings for the den, library, or bedroom. 9x12 ft. largest room-size AVool Ingrain Rugs, In floral and conventional patterns, colorings of red, green, tan. and rose. Slightly soiled from handling. Reduced to $2.98 each. Hats for Early Fall A New line of Millinery &0 WS. Worth $4.00 and $5.00 at $& 4 O New arrivals of fall millinery just in for women who have grown tired of summer hats and want to make a change to autumn tints. As usual, we offer them at less than other stores will charge later on for the same qualities. Black nnd white and plain black Hats of fine nualltv Moire silk with silk velvet facings, also black silk velvet lints-very smart anil becoming styles) for wear now. Small anil large shapes In stiles ready to trim. Just the hats for trimming with plumes, feathers or wings. Special at 12 .5. 25c Window Shades Reduced to 15c Manufacturer's "seconds" of opafjue cloth Window Shades, size 3x6 ft , choice of light and dark green, ecru, and white. Mounted on strong spring rollers. The faults do not hurt the wear or appearance. Friday at 15c each. 39c Table Damask Reduced to 23c Yard Remnant lot of about 400 yards of 60-lnch Mercerized Satin Table Dam ask, In assorted patterns. lengths from 1'4 to 3 yards. Friday at 23c yard. Children's Garments Children's White TMnue and Pon gee Coats, fine quality materials. In broken sizes and odd- (PI -Q monts Worth up to ?4. JM..11 Children's Wash Hats of pink and bluo chambray nnd check ging ham, with button on crown. Qnrrt 60c values for miC Children's Prlnaess Slips of pink, bluo and white batiste." broken sizes up to 12 years. Rcgu- An Iar 69c value at IOC Children's White Lawn Dresses, slightly soiled. Sizes up to 14 years. Regular $1.00 values Qrt Children's Rompers of seersucker gingham and Frock Dressos of white cannon cloth, with ini borders. 25c values at. . . & IZ Mill Ends of Yd-wide Cottons Yard wide Bleached Cotton, in lengths from 3 to 10 yards. Fine close woven quality frco from dressing Usual 10c grade CtZUn Yard wide Unbleached Cotton, ex tra heavy quality. In lengths from 10 to 20 yards. Full of wear and satisfaction Sold regularly f7y, at 10c sard IVC Heart to Heart Talks BY THE EDITOR OF THE CAVALIER IN this week's (the August 31) issue or THE CAVALIER, wo begin tho most remarkable serial that has ever grown out of a world drama, In which all of tho characters aro taken from life. Nothing In the history of tho tragedies of the underworld equals It In adventure, In romance, or mystery. The tltlo of this story Is "KING OF THE CAMORRA" By E. SERAO Translated by Baron Bernardo Quaranta di San Severno You have read In tho newB of late a great deal about the Camorrlsts, mid everybody understands exactly what they represent In tho news of the day. .)Vhe.n uBte.?JcaKefV.1 of .thpse hystciical snd blasphemous scoundrels met Justice In tho little Italian city of Vlterbo, not long since, one of tho great cjt criminal organizations in the history of the world received Its death blow. The trial of .the Camorrlsts had thrilled the whole world. For over r. year witnesses, In the shadow of death, recited the endless drama of rob bery, arson, &nd murder that had made the name of tho society a thing of terror around the world. It was In lighting criminals of this class that Lieutenant Potrosino, the New York detective, met his tragic death In Sicily four years ago, and many of the kidnaping and bomb outrages in tho United States are laid to the same band. rPliaVtA nlAA hlAr. Titn nti-A( mU a n 1.. II --v i ... c. "cm iiiuw'knv mchwiio in ine cage ji iiicec eicht were sentenced to thirty years; sixteen others were sentenced to five years of uuiu uuui cauu, una mo oiner sen tences varied between these ex tremes. As for the Camorra, It was branded as a society of assassins "a society that would do anything it was paid to do" but the belief is general that the verdict of the vlterbo court means the end of the Camorra's activities at home and abroad. It is a matter of considerable editorial BlgnMcance. therefore. iimi i.ntu AVAUbK is en- nbled to offer Its readers at the present time the "KINO OF THE CAMOURA," by the one writer In the world who Is beat fitted to write about It. The present serial comes from the pen of the fa mous Neapolitan write-, K. Serao, and Is without question the most vivid and accurate portrayal of the life and activities of the Neapolitan Camorra ever written. Himself a native of Naples, Slgnor Serao has for years de voted himself exclusively tn th utlldv nf ih crim inals who have brought to that city such unholy fame. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CAMORRA WHEN the present work appeared In Italian It was recognized at one as a masterpiece. Ii sold by hundreds of thousands. It was met wit", everywhere In the salons of the mighty and the cellars of the raKPlckel It was such a picture of the Neapolitan underworld as had never befor bern pi Itited. Thrilling as was the great trial at Vlterbo the most notable criminal trial In the history of the wjrld-it was as nothing compared to thr gripping horror, the sorrow, the strong passions and the tenderness which spring Into life at tho touch of Ser3o's pen. It Is a revelation. It Is a re marknble Illustration of the fact th?t there c-in be no more wonderful fie Hon than a cross-cut of life Ittelf. For It should not be forgotten that the present story Is essentially tru The weird central figure the "King of Mezzorannone." the supreme head of the Car.iorra had his counterpart In the cage at Vlterbo. So did Costam . Ardla. that aged nnd powerful assassin chief. Here, ail at VUerbo. wo flno men of high social position linked with the basest Hcourlngs of the slum-" Curlous'y .enough, there Is a further parallel in the development of the plot for In Serao's story, as In the story told by the witnesses at Vlterbo, Nemesis met up with the band when It turned Its murderous Ingenuity and grcc I against Its own members. Serao. In the course of the presen t story, tells how two Camorrlsts. high In the councils of the band, were Cold ly sentenced to death and then execu ted. At Vlterbo a similar tragedy wa s unfolded. And now a word about the transla tor. CctxVJ -' ' Baron dl San Saverlno Is. to our Italian Into English. A Neapolitan h of manv years' residence In Anglo suited, on the one hand, to enter ful the author, and on the other to conve such r way as to be fully comnrehen saxon mina. jjaron i oiii u.tnnu About the Camorra," mibllshed In t and Aaa isegn s laiesi puuinouuu. As for the present translation of It will rank easily as Baron dl San S THE CAVALIER f eels. lustlf led in Its American readers. It Is one of th lfe so true In every detail that the w Action could be more vivid. mind, the best living translator from Imself by hlrth, having the advantage auAun commies, ne is most admirablv ly and completely Into the Intention o'f y that Intention to English readers In Bible and acceptable to the Anglo as also translator of serao's "The Truth he Outlook, and of Gabriel d'Annunsio's Serao's masterpiece, we believe that everlno's finest achievement. giving this rather remarkable serial to o big scenes on the stage of our modern orld must stand appalled. Truly, no SOMETHING ABOUT OUR OWN PEOPLE LET us now turn our attention to the short stories about the peo ple we know. aB, for example, the people on Broadway. I call your at tention to Mr. Allan Updegraft's story. "THE WHITE LIGHT LIAR." The particular liar referred to was the doorman In a lobster palace. Nothing appealed to him so much as the passing show, the languid habitues of these glittering rendezvous, the wealth and the poverty, tno paint and the powder, tho conquered and the. conquerors. Everything appealed to his Imagination. He dreamed dreams of prosperity, of luxury. He was at one and the same time a prince, a spendthrift, a wreck, a dissipated out cast, coming and going upon the tide of good and bad fortune, without over really leaving his position at the door. He was a Munchausen riveted to hl post, with an nstral imagina tion which he projected into opace at wlll But back of It all was the real story of his life the story he tells the young profligate the story of the woman he loved. AVhat an amazing recital of Ms deeper thoughts! Where Allan Updegraff ever learned so much about tho white lights is beyond me. But he has written thin story with the sure touch of Inspira tion, backed by what seems tho larg est fund of Information and experi ence ever accorded a writing man. "THE WHITE LIGHT LIAR" is a gem. WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION BATSMAN? EVERYBODY Is Interested in our national game, and tho ono who stands most prominently In the spot light Is tho heaviest batter. You will recognize that peculiar quality which makes the heaviest batter in "Sahib Walloper Murphy," by Arthur Chap man. Of course, thla Is fiction, but the point of this story may well bo applied to any of the star batsmen tn our national game today, and It is a baseball story which Is vastly differ ent, and vastly entertaining. Read It! CRANK ATWATER WARD puts 1 one over again In "War and Miss Perky." You will remember him as the author of "Going Some nt Kruger's." An old saying is. "A monkey and parrot time," and this story actually concerns the ground and Ioftv tumbling of a real monkey and a real parrot on board a ship at sea. If these two don't turn loose the busiest time ever experienced bv anv hardtack-eating sailors on this planet, then no matter! COME of you have been clamoring 0 for ghost stories! Well, here's one, "Ghosts of the Heiau," by a writer. H. D. Couzens, who can sling tho English language like a darky handles whitewash on a Job which he must finish before he can eat his chicken dinner. These ghosts aro way down In the south seas, but they are ghosts, Just the same, and I shall be greatly mis taken If you are not covered with gooseflesh and find the hair on vour head has become like the "quills of the fretful porcupine" before you fin ish reading this one. T N "The Leopard's Skin." by Frank 1 Condon, we have a story which should satisfy the most fastidious fic tion gourmet. What would you do if you were a poor girl, and when you met a man whom you llkod very much, you were forced to bluff him Into the belief that you were lmmcasuranlv wealtln . whereupon, he Immediately presented you with the most valuable automo bile coat mado of leopard's skin he could purchase, and you didn't have money enough to take a two-block taxi ride? This would sort of be slipping one over on vou, wouldn't lt7 However, tho heroine not only got away with it, but she also got away with a dandv automobile to go with tho coat. Some speed In this story! T7E have with us again today, as ' the parson said of Elder Brown at the campmeetlng, Charlotte Teller, who writes of "Her Own Affair" which, by tho wy, is merely tho title of her story, and not about any of hor own personal experiences. Those of you who relish the story with n. distinct literary flavor will smack youi lips over this. Miss Teller knows how to write, nnd, moreover, she knows how to write interestingly of the psychological, which is a talent as rare as It Is charming. The Cavalier for Saturday, Aug. 31 is NOW on Sale at Your Dealer's News-stand 10 Cents a Copy Or will be sent by the Publisher on Receipt of Price. .THE FRANK A. MUXSEY COML'AM, 17.- Fifth Atcdup, Sew York.