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tfHE WASHINGTON TIMERS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER-18, 1910.
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BROKEN BY ITALIANS
Italian Drive on Trieste Is Pro
ceeding Satisfactorily on
Whole Front.
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ROME, Sept. 18. The Italians have
Broken the Auitrlan third line la the
region of Monfalcone, after three days
oftflereb fighting. .,
On the whole front from Oorlti south
to the sea the new Italian drive on
Trieste la proceeding satisfactorily.
A whole series of Austrian poiltlona
from Oppacchlaaella aouthward through
Pietra Rossa have been carried, and
the Austrian, driven back to trench
poiltlona In the valleys. , ,
Advanced Italian line, are now within
lcia than thirteen miles of Trieste.
Heavy rainstorms' have Interfered
with the progress of the offensive, pre
venting aerial observation and thus im
peding the 'artillery attack.
But despite these .obstacles Cadorna'a
men drovo the enemy 'down the eastern
slopes of Hills HI, 208, and several other
dominant positions holding up the
Italian advance .along the Vallone.
RUSSO-ROUMANIANS
RETREATING.IS CLAIM
Berlin Says Foe Has Fallen Back
Fifty Miles Already.
BERLIN, Sept 18. Russo-Roumanlan
forces already have retreated more than
fifty miles from the Bulgarian frontier,
and are falling steadily back on the Cer-navoda-Constanza
line, where a. great
battle Is expected.
In an attempt to relieve the Teutonic
pressure In Dobrudja, the Russians are
attacking In force at aeveral.places along
the Austro-Oerman front. At only one
point, before Halltz, did the Russian at
tack meet with any success.
The Roumanians have abandoned
many guns In their hasty flight before
Von -Mackcnecn's forces. German air
men 'report that the Roumanians are
hastily strengthening their lines south
of the Cernavoda-Constania railway,
whose capture would practically cut
Roumanla oft from communication with
Russia via the Black Sea.
The Austro-Qermans continue their re
tirement In central Transylvania, and
are holding their wings firmly against
Roumanian attacks. The Roumanians
have been unable to mako any progress
with their left wing since they occupied
Orsova.
Bulgars Are Defeated
Near Serbian Border
SAL.ONIKI, Sept. 18. Serbian troops
captured Bulgarian first and second
lines at the village ot Knmakchnlan,
northwest of Ostrovo Lake and near the
Serbo-Oreek frontier, It was Officially
announced today. Ten machine guhs
were captured.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. Ik "Eng
land's blockade has worked an enormous
Injury to America and but little to Gei
many. We are having an epidemic of
infantile paralysis, and hundreds of ba
bies have died. Many of those lives
would have been saved If the powerful
disinfectants and wonderful medicines
made In Germany rnnlrl hnvA hn
brought to this country for use in the
pisgue aistricts."
This assertion was made last night by
Charles P. Stelnmet. electrical wizard.
The war, Stelnmetz asserts, has not re
tarded the development In the electrical
field, for necessity has caused the Ger
mans to become more active and make
remarkable discoveries.
"England felt," said the electrical wiz
ard, "that the naval blockade would crip
ple Germany. That is a mistake, and
the real aufferer has been America. Con
alder what it means to the health of the
United States to have its supply of
drugs, medicines, and disinfectants cut
2rfL..There !" nothing mpre essential In
fighting a plague than the powerful dis
infectants made In Germany.
"During the Infantile paralysis epi
demic, physicians In New York, Phila
delphia, and other centers were
brought face to face with that problem.
Ti? m0iHhfr iXh0 .formerly used car
bolic acid In liberal quantities has been
shut off from a supply, because the
price has become prohibitive. I am
Iw ftt,.medJca,..,m1n'., but am certain
that had the blockade been lifted at
Mi.n 2nug of th?tP,aue. hundreds
"".""" wuum iiuva Deen saved.
Electricity, he believes, is still in its
!2,acy,..5,p,fc ,he rapld "trldeai it has
,nad.:. ."' wjl1 become so universally
usf,d' 1LB.,fa.!d' "that the housewife
will wash dishes and clothes, cook .the
din&r. heat the house, and even sweep
the floor electrically. In a few years.
?UK?.en.eay.nK Plants will be erected
in Philadelphia, and besides supplying
the city homes, the current will be car
ried to every home within a radius of
fifty miles.
i "Br employing electricity In the
home, wo kill the germs because we de
stroy or eliminate the causes for
germs."
THE WEATHER REPORT.
Forecast for District of Columbia
Fair and pleasant weather tonight and
tomorrow; gentle, westerly winds.
For Maryland-Fair tonight and Tues
day: somewhat cooler in east portion
tonight; probably frost in mountain dis
trict of west portion; generally wester
ly winds.
For Vlrglnla-Falr tonight and to
morrow; cooler in extreme southeast
portion tonight; probably frost In ex
treme west portion; general, variable
winds.
TEMPERATURES.
Ku. a. uureau.)
I a. m 63
.? a. m 63
J? a. m 6g
U a. m....i 71
12 noon , 73
1 P. m 75
TIDE TABLE.
(U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.)
High tldcs-i2:J3 a. m., height ..
18:54 p. m height 2.4.
. Low tides 7.15 a. m., height 0.1.
7:31 p. m.. height 0.3.
SUN AND MOON TABLE.
Hun rose 6:M Hun train 6:13
Moon rises 10:20 p.m. Moon sets 1:10 p.m.
Light automobile lamps at 6:13 p. xn.
BLAMES BLOCKADE
FOR BABIES' DEATHS
FIGHTING AREA OF SOMME
J
Solid Black Lino Indicates Position of
Started on July 1. Dotted Line
Held by Allies.
British Triumphant in
Hand-to-Hand Fight
With German Soldiers
LONDON, Sept. 18. Soon after the French and British
armies had struck on the Somme front yesterday they were
called upon to face desperate counter-attacks from the Ger
mans. The British repulsed every attack made on their new
positions, doing heavy execution in the German ranks with
artillery fire. The French also repulsed every German attack
made on them. -
Qhe' of the German iittacks upon(Britiih trenches between
Flers and 'Martinpuich, wi the line ofl the big British gains of
Friday, led to a fight of a kind that has not been seen on the
western front in many a month hand-to-hand fighting be
tween thousands of troops in the open.
GERMANS ARE HURLED BACK.
The British won It, throwing back
the Germans with heavy losses and In
confusion. The official statement de
scribes It thus:
"Between Flers and Martinpuich an
enemy, brigade advancing to attack In
the direction of High wood (Foureaux
wood) was met by two of our battalions
In the open. Hand-to-hand ngnting
ensued, In which we were completely
successful, the enemy being dispersed
and thrown back with heavy losses."
In all of jesterday's operations the
number of prisoners taken by both
armies totals Just about a thousand.
The French took 700 and the British
2j0. Of these, twenty-one arc officers.
The British got quantities of rifles and
equipment when the Germans fled from
the Danube trench. . . ,
All accounts agree that the official
statement 'which mentions the aban
donment of the rifles and equipment In
tho Danube trench simply gives 'point
to a condition that has existed on the
Somme front recently, the increasingly
low morals of the German troops.
Soldiers In trenches smashed by Brit
ish shell Are have lun from the follow
ing Infantry attack In disorder, but
seldom before have they abandoned
much equipment, as they did.
The British attacks were aimed at
Thiepval. Practically all were made
Just south of the Ancre, at almost the
northern extremity of the Somme
front. The taking of Mouquet farm
and Danube trench puts Thiepval In
gieat danger, as both positions are Just
east of the town. The gains about
Courcelette. still further east, also
make Thiepval an uncomfortable position.-
Aim to Win High Ground.
Another Important aim of the at
tmnUm w tn cover all the hlirh
ground now occupied by the Ger-
mans who hold Thiepval, and tne
terrain a little back of it, as the
high ground was occupied on Fri
day by the taking of Courcelette,
Martinpuich and Flers. From a little
north and east of Thiepval the ground
slopes down to Grandcourt, where
the Germans are strongly Intrenched.
The British attack that won, the
Danube trench and Mouquet farm was
begun last evening, alid continued
during the night. The fight for the
Danube trench was of the kind that
the British Tommy calls "nasty."
The trench, in reality a whole sys
tem of Interlocking trenches, was
fortified with all the Ingenuity that
German engineers could bring to
bear.
Besides the actual intrenchments,
approaches, gaps and communication
trenches, there were dugouts in great
numbers, stronalv re-enforced with
concrete, sandbags, beams and brick.
All the dugoutB were connected with
subterranean passages, and all the
passages prepared against attack. In
front of It all was an elaborate sys
tem of barbed wire entanglements.
British gun Are of tremendous in
tensity had cut to pieces the barbed
wire and smashed narts of the trench
labyrinth. Then came the Infantry
the official statement dots not say
whether or not the new armored
motor cars, the "tanks," led the way.
Fieht Races Bar Hours.
For hours the fighting raged hand to
hand tn the trenches, In pitch black
passages underground, tn the dugouts,
Bombs and bayonets were the usual
weapons once the German machine
guns were silenced.
At Mouquet farm, known to British
soldiers as "Moocovt" farm, the final
capture of the main work ended one of
the bitterest struggles In the whole
Thiepval sector,. Hero tho two armies
have crannied for weeks around this
.strong work, which most of. the tlmo
iuo ucrroaus uciu s;curciy( soroeumeo
From th, N,w Tork Time.
Allied Forces When- the Offensive
Shows Advanced Positions Now
only partly. Never until Saturday night
had the British held It all. The lighting
was as desperate as any that has taken
nlAf An tli. Himm ffnnt
While these events were occurring
about Thiepval, to the east the British
were increasing their gains still further
beyond the ruined village of Cource
lette. which they took on Friday, push
ing down the slope In the direction of
Grandcourt and Le Sars.
The British had succeeded In digging
themselves In when the counter attacks
came. They were heavy, and they
were pushed near to the new British
lines, hut they were repulsed.
"Particularly forces attacking from
the direction of Les Boeufs and north
of Flers were caught by our artillery
barraee. suffering heavy casualties."
says the British statement. Indicating
mat tne uermans also attacked the
positions Ahe British gained on Friday.
"Our amllery was active durlne thn
day. Another conflagration in the
enemy's ammunition dump at Grand
court broke out as the 'result of our
fire. Our air service successfully con
tinued its attack upon enemy com
munications. Another enemy machine
was destroyed. Three of 'our machines
are missing."
BLOW DEALT GERMAN
JABBERWOK TRADE
Loses Wild Animal Business of
East Africa.
LONDON, Sept. tt.-Oermany'a Jabber
wok market has hit the skids.
"The birds and the beasts were there"
when General Smuts grabbed most of
German East Africa-and the KaUer's
colonials fled.
'A blood sweating behe moth doesn't
give n darn what flag flies on his hunt
ing ground. Neither does a dlk dak or
a whlffenpoof or a man eating plfflk.
So Germany Is cut oft from her zoo
logical supply.
The first shipload of animals Is here
from the new British territory today,
consigned to E. II. Bostock.
Twenty-five baboons goose-stepped at
leash about the decks with still a
shadow of German accent In their chat
ter. Six porcun nes with fixed bayonets
held a small hollow square, and 400 birds
screeched while a pair of secretary
birds made notes for reference
"The Germans will never regain their
animal trade," said Bostock today.
Uninvited Guests Start
Shooting at a Party
PHILADELPHIA. sTnt i -t..
T.in., , i..rr" " -""V"
i..;.o... ..u, biviiik a party to
friends in his home, Sis West Forty
eighth street yesterday when two
strangers appeared and demanded re
freshments. They refused to leave
when requested and the guesto attempt
ed to eject them. Chairs weio used as
arguments for a little while, and then
some one fired four shots.
Daniel Sullivan, of 612 West Forty
ninth street, was hit In the abdomen.
Pendergast and Thomas Doyle, of 236
West Sixty-seventh Btreet suffered scalp
wounds. The unwelcome guests fled.
Sullivan is at Polyclinic Hospital In a
critical condition. Pendergast and Doyle
are held as material witnesses.
It Pays Dulirs
to look to us for
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Extracts. We quote
fairest prices on the
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UBILANTllT
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Stories of Exploits of Great
Fighting Machines on Every
Tongue in London. '
(Continued from First Page.)
answer one could get was ''hush, hush,"
and they have come to be known as
that.
Until they were' actually sent Into bat
tle, few believed that the rumors about
them were anything but fairy stories.
But It is different now.
"For they are real," writes Philip
Glbbs, tn the London Dally 'Chronicle,
from the front, "and I have seen them.
walked around them, got Inside (their
bodies, and looked at their mysterious
organs, and watched their monstrous
movements, "' I
"I en mo across a herd of thm In a
field, and like a countryman who first
saw a giraffe, said: 'Hell, there- ain't no
such animal.1
"Then I sat down on the grass and
Inustirrl until tha tears came Into my
eyes (In war one has a funny, sense .of
humor), for thoy are monstrously comi
cal, like toads of vast size demerging
from the primeval slime in me iwmgiu
of the world's dawn." J
"Felt Awfully Bucked."
"I felt awfully bucked," said a young
officer, about five, fee't high, who was In
charcc of one machine, "when my Beauty
ate up her first houso. but I was sorry
for the house, which was quite a good
one." . J
Whn ili nrltlnh iioldlera first saw
these strange creatures. galloping along
the roads and over. the old battlefields,
taking trenches on the way. they shout
ed, cheered wildly, and laughed for a
day afterward. The troops got out of
their trenches, laughing, shouting, cheer
ing again, because the tanks had gone
nn Ahnnri nnri wnrn Mcarlmr the Germans
Kdreadfully while they moved over their
trenches and poureu out lire on me uer
man side. These motor monsters had
strange adventures and did veiy good
work, Justifying their amazing exist
ence. Over the British trenches In the twi
light of dawn one of; those motor mon
sters lurched up and now came crawling
forward" to the rescue, cheered by the
assaulting troops, who called out words
of encouragement to It and laughed so
that some men were laughing even
when the bullets caught them In their
throat. It waddled forward right over
the old German trenches, went forward
very steadily. There was n silence rrom
the Germans, then suddenly their ma
chine gun Are burst out In nervous
spasms, but the tank did not mind. The
bullets fell from Its sides harmlssly.
Walked Through Factory.'
It advanced upon a broken wall, leaned
up against It heavily until It fell with a
crash of bricks, and then rose on to the
bricks and passed over them and walked
straight into the midst of a factory
ruins. From Its sides came flashes of
Arc and a host of bullets, and then It
trampled around ovor the machine gun
emplacement, "having a grand tlm," as
one of the men said with enthusiasm.
It crushed the machine guns under Its
heavy ribs and killed the machine gun
teams with Its deadly fire. The Infantry
followed In and took the place after this
good help, and then advanced again
around the flanks of the monster.
Then they wVmt on to tho village. It
was like all these villages In German
hands, tunneled with a nest of dugouts
and strongholds hard to take. The Brit
ish troops entered It from the eastern
side, fought jard by yard, stubbornly
resolved to have It. A tank came along
and plowed about, searching for Ger
man machine guns, thrusting over bits
of wall, nosing here and there and sit
ting on heaps of ruin while It fired
down the streets. By 6:30 last evening
the village was taxen. The British tooK
400 prisoners.
Held Up Their Hands.
They held up their hands, cry
ing, "Gott In Hlmmel," and asked
how they could fight agnlnst such mon
strous things. The taking of Cour
celette was a great acnicvemeni, hkiii
fully planned and carried out uy splen
did men and one monster.
"It was like a fairy tale," said a
Cockney boy. "I can't help laughing
every time I think of It." He laughed
then, although he had n broken arm
and was covered In blood.
"They broke down trees as it they
were matchstlcks and were over the
barricades like elephants. The Bodies
were thoroughly scared.
Thv rnme runiilne out of their
shell-holes and trenches shouting like
mad. Some of them attacked the tanks
and tried to bomb them, but it wasn't
a bit of good. Oh. crlckey! It was a
raro treat to see the biggest Joko that
ever was. They Just stamped down the
German dugouts as one might a wasps
"one car. or "tank." as the soldiers call
them, which took on board a German
colonel, who surrendered to It. kept
him In It throughput the fighting.
Another ambled In on a German bat
tery of field guns and with Ha machine
guns killed the German gunners, who
were not able to flee from tho grotesque
caller.
. "Great Hun Victory."
One car, which went through the main
street of Flers, had placarded on Its
stdes:f"Extra Full account of the great
tlun victory."
A correspondent with the British
nrmv says German prisoners freely
admitted they were demoralised by
the new cars.
"There was no standing against
that sort of thing," said one German
officer "Of course we surrendered
those of us who' were alive. We fired
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at a tank with our rifles. Our ma
chine, (runs turned 'loose on it, But
tha bullets were only blue sparks on
tha armor. We thought the British
alow and stupid, despite their cour
age and stubbornness, and they gave
us a surprise like this."
A column of German prisoners, says
th correspondent, passing a "tank"
rejoicing 'In the nickname of "Creme
de Menthe," which had returned from
battle and was resting from its la
bors, spread out their hands and
shook their heads as they looked at
It.' exclaiming tn a chorus.
"Meln Goit In hlmmel. Is It under
control? Won't It break out and be
gin firing again? Can we ever forget
our first sight of the thins: as It
came at us out of the morning mist?
It. Isn't war using, a; piece of ma
chinery like that It Is butchery."
Justifies Use of Car. '
To this a British officer replied:
"No. It Is quite peaceable and tame
now'. It has Just been fed. As for
It not being war It Js quite lnkeep
lnsr with The Hague convention,
which the gas attack at Ypres was
not." ,
..The construction of these new and
formidable engines of war has been
Jealously guarded and must, for obvi
ous reasons, still remain a mystery.
JJ-'Igned as they are to traverse the
most difficult and chaotic country
and to sweep away all obstacles in
their" path, they are of large size,
with caterpillar wheels constructed
to cover the widest ,tren'. or shell
hole and to enable the vehicle to
tackle almost nnv denth of mire. i
The car looks like an enormous arma
dillo. The crew la protected by vary
ing numbers of armored plates, any one
of which Is Impervious to machine gun
or rifle fire as well as shrapnel bullets.
It Is asserted that only a direct hit from
a gun of large caliber could put one of
these monsters out of action.
While from a defensive Point of view
they are nlmoat perfect, their offensive
qualities are even superior, snd when
they have cleared a trench of the enemy
or forced the survivors Into the shelter
fit their dugouts these land ships have
another little surprise In store for the
beaten enemy about which perhaps It
were wise not to say any more.
May Be Big Factor.
These "tanks," aa the Tommies call
them, are a. product of Britain entirely
and the part they may yet play In the
war may go far toward determining
the final result. Apart from the results
of their fire at close range the moral
effect of the appearance and compara
tive Invulnerability of these , weird
monsters upon an enemy already bewil
dered and dazed by thousands of high
explosive shells Is obvious.
.nsl of the great enxlneerlne works
of England can claim a share In their
production. The cars arc built In parts
-in different factories In order to pre
serve the secret or their construction.
They are then assembled at a central
'Ttory uncVr sunrvnn of experts of
the armored car division.
A grou virtue or tms weapon In war
Is that It lessenes very considerably the
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9:00 to 6:00
The new Tam, illustrated, is
of velvet, in black, navy,
brown, and purple; trimmed
with steel ornament.
One of the autumn "Open
ing" Souvenirs.
$6.50
The New
Here At As Much
f wniRKi! inu' " a mm i m m 3 m s c h n u j n
Retailers !
VTOUR co-operation in pushing
the nationally known prod
ucts advertised in The Washing
ton Times, is appreciated. Keep
it up. Give your customers what
they ask for. Push the lines you
find advertised in The Times and
tell your customers you are ready
to supply them with" Times ad
vertised goods.
re
losses of advancing troop from enemy
machine guns. In this way it answers
the purpose of the shield which It was
proposed some time ago should be car
ried by the attackers, but the use of
which weight and .other considerations
made Impracticable.
The new car completes the work Of
the artillery bomardment on tho enemy
trenches before the Infantry advances.
Its chief work is to locate the German
machine gunners and blow them out or
their DOSitlons SO that thev cannot mow
down the advancing Infantry. This done
tne intamry can occupy tne abandoned
enemy positions with comparative ease.
MEETING CALLED
ON EXCHANGE EVIL
The executive committee ot the Re
tall Merchants' Association will meet
at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening in the
headquarters of the organization to dis
cuss methods of correcting what the
merchants term the "returned goods
nvll."
This pruolem Is one whtoh merchunts
throughout the country are endeavor
In' to solve. In many communities the
medical fraternity has co-operated and
pointed out the danger of spreading
contagious oibcbbcb.
Havre de Grace Race
Entries for .Tomorrow
First race For two-year-.olds; selling;
five and a half furlongs. Bcylla. 10;
Glitter. 107; Doc Meals. 109: Glanaglnty.
iw; rca .uarnson, ivo, civm, v, ,.
kenny. 104; Sky, 10G.
Second raceMaidens; six furlongs;
three-year-olds and up. Beau of Menlo,
115; Senator Casey. 115; Water Belle,
113 Sepoct, 112: Porln. 116; Old Scout
(Imp.). US; -Alberta r?'J''JF?!
Nought. Ilfi; Tantlvlty, 112; Wizard. 115;
Were Wolf (Imp.). 115: Paat Master. 115.
Third race Will close later.
Fourth race-All ages-handicap; one
mile and a sixteenth. Malachite, U?j
Sangollo. 109; Eagle, 106; Sandmark
(Imp.) 106. ,
Fifth race For two-year-olds ; five
and a half furlongs. Wopdtrap. llfi
Warsaw. 116; Green Tree. 115: Bally. 115;
Daddy Long Legs,. 115! Jack Carl. 103;
Capital. Prize, 109; Beautiful Morn. 115;
Triple Crown. 112; Polonium (Imp.), 109;
Merchant, 109.
Sixth race For three-year-olds and
urn selling; mile and a sixteenth. Max
im's Choice. 118: Valas, 1H: Hide Tide.
Ill; Pay Streak. .114; Rosewater, 102;
Nauihon, 114; Dalngerfleld, 113: Flag
Uay, 11 ; j.amenniie, no, uuuio x., iw,
Menlo Park. 106.
Seventh race All ages ; handicap ; mile
and seventy yards; selling. Fuzzy
Wuzzy, 117; Republican, 119; Madame
Herrmann. 95; Royal Interest, 110; Pre
sumption, 111; Illuminator, 108.
Apprentice allowance claimed.
Weather clear, track fast.
JteMb
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Autumn Dresses and Suits
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SANGSTER QUIZZED
i
UN VALUATION WORK
Capital Traotion Co. Officials
Contend He Exceeded Soopa
of Utilities Inquiry.
With Andrew Sangster. chief aceatw '
tant of the valuation bureau on th
stand, the hearing on the valuation of
the properties of the Potomac- Electric
Power Company was resumed by thai
Public Utilities Commission today. ..
Mr. Sangster was examined by W. P.
Ham, ylce president, and S. R. Boirsa.
secretary of the company, as to his
methods of arriving at the cost of cer
tain Items and hts reason for the elml
nation of certain property values.
The contention of the company la
that Mr. Sangster should have rod
no further in his accounting- work
than to prepare and present a his
torical report of the company's prop
erties as shown by the books, but
that Instead he has excluded a num
ber of Items so as to show Only tha
cost of existing properties
Mr.' Sangster's testimony probably
will occupy the remainder, of the
week. He will be followed by Charles
L. Plllsbury, chief acccfintant of the
Valuation Bureau.
STREET WORK BIDS
TO OPEN TOMORROW
New Contract Calls For Expendi
ture vof $300,000.
Bids for paving streets and avenuta,
provided for under the District ap
propriation bill, with sheet "asphalt
and asphalt block will be opened at
the District building tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock. .
The contract, calls for the expendi
ture of approximately $300,000. It U
expected work will be begun about
October 1. The asphalt block con
tract at present Is held, by thb Wash
ington Asphalt Block Company and
the sheet asphalt by the Warner
Quintan Company, of Syracuse. N. .
Bids have been received for the
laying of cement sidewalks. The
lowest bidder Is William F. Cush. of
Washington. About 8100,000 will ba
expended In the work.
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The lower picture is of a
Velvet Poke, or which the
"Opening't Souvenir price is
$5.00. HeYe, in black and col
ors, with ribbon bow' trimming.
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Suit, Special at $29.50
Dozens, of new styles to select from, each
a reproduction or adaptation of an import
ed model costing twice $29.50. A critical
visit is requested with the assurance of
object lessons more instructive than a page
of descriptions. Go to third floor and, in
one of the. private parlors, allow the expert
attendant to try on one or more of the new
suits, pointing out the new features.
Dreae, $15.00 and $16.50
the newlv correct silhouette. M
Various styles, including one-of-a-kind sam-a
pies of serge and serge and silk in combina- 1
tion; black, blues and other colors. The 5
prices $15.00 and $ 16.50 will seem very
special when these dresses are seen and f,
tried on.
Palais Royal Third Floor Parlors 6 Elevators.
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