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8 THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER. 1, 1917. H msmmmsBL MNP ALL IMJIB IS 0 vr bill price. Til problem this town hi on Its hand in street railway condttloni Is today regarded by citizens and Public Utility Commission authorities alike a on of the most serious that has arisen In years Within a few months the city has Increased Its population enormously, I and expanding street car accommoda tions were accordingly expected. The. expectations hate not been fully I met, with the result that dally there are a multitude of complaints. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the Utilities Commission, so soon as it can organize the proper force, is to start a far-reaching In vestigation to determine what, if any thing, can be done without oCngres atonal legislation. Can't Oct Car Crews. Meantime, the complaints of the public are met by the statements of street railway officials to the Utilities Commission that they are unable to get men to operate the necessary number of cars that the men obtained often remain but a short time, accept ing employment elsewhere, and that the outlook does not grow better. . This applies more particularly to one "company than to the other, it is stated. Tka Capital Traction Company, ."which settled amicably with its man -during the strike some months ago. and which Toluntarily raised the pay of Its employes recently. Is suffering least In the hunt for men, although one day not Ion ago the company found Itself without men to carry out Sixteen cars st an hour when they should hare been In operation. Starting an energetic campaign for mors men the company, )t was stated today. Is temporarily supplied with the force It heads, although still wanting more men In all lines of work. The company, an official sUtSd, has sufficient cars Its roll ing stock will meet the requirements of Washington for a good while, but os some of the lines it Is running, dnrtng the rush hours, every car al lowed by the utilities commission and an not operate more. W. R. said E. Complained Of. The service of the Washington Hallway and Electric Company Is the source of bitter complaint by the public, but the company reports to the Utilities commission that It la struggling hard to obtain competent men for car crews. Its failure to'f settle With Its men In the strike i left It with a bad handicap to over-, gnj corns, consideration has been given In a general sort j,f way to the em ployment of women as conductors. Tout so far no derision has been ar rived at. The Government of the United States Is vitally concerned In the, street railway traffic of Washington, mb msn omciais are not Oblivious to the situation. The thauan- nt employes or tne Government must be conveyed to their work and return ed to their homes. Loss of time means much to the Government. So im portant Is the Government's interest iu uii ana Kinarca subjects that the determination ha been reached by the fuel administration that Wash fngton must have a coal supply all the time to prevent Interference with Tltallr necessary autltltles The pub lic -utilities of the Ttiftrii-t n 70 without coaL They furnish trans portation, heat, light. Te Ask Higher Service Rate. The public, which Is strenuously Objecting to the service it is getting. Is soon to have something else ir. talk about, according to hints of or-. nciais. This will be the reauesta of the utility companies generally, ac cording to Information today, that they te permitted to charge higher rates for service The gas light com pany- Is about to give official nnti. I to the Utilities Commission that lis expenses have grown so heavj that It must bs allowed sn Increased rate or gas consumption in the District Hearings wm determine the Justice ui in request. The Potomac Electric Lii-hr rvm pany, which is now contesting In the uurie me recent reduction of lis narges to consumers In Washington preparing the nay for anklnir turn to the old rates by filing with M Utilities Commission reports knowing great Increases In Its expen- uue io coai cnarges and to In eases along all lines. The Capital Traction Comnanv ofTI. Jelly Intimated some time in n,i financial conditions may compel It to ksk the Utilities Commission for a .1. bent straight fare on Its lines. Instead pr six tickets for 25 cents The (Tashlngton Railway and Electric ompany has given no Intimations or Its Intentions In this respect, but is cpectea to follow the steps of the apiiai Traction Xnalelpal Ownership Proposed. Added to the general tangle Into Hileh street car transportation Is letting Is the certainty that there rill be pressed at the coming session If Congress legislation for the own rsblp by the District of all public Itllltiss. Commissioner Brownlow. rmen of the Board of Commit- Honers and of the Public Iltlim.. lommlsslon, has favored this for om -rears, having reported favor- oiy upon the crasser bill for munlcl el ownership I This would Include telenhone. ru. leetrlo light, and street railways. ice teiepnone company has not so mace suggestions looking to an acres of rale charges, but Its view the teiepnone situation will be esented within the next few month then the commission takes up the lestloa of changing the existing Don't fail to visit every floor of Palais Royal Friday. Particular interest will await you in the Basement Store mk. THE SHOPPING aWIAB. 1677 MLAM CENTERs U0VM. DESIRABLE QUALITIES - COERECT STYLES jl.IKNBtr Don't fail to visit every floor of Palais Royal Friday. Particular interest will await you in the Basement Store THIS IS DRESS FABRIC WEEK ihc!oVTpiaidsPestrle?iCefc B Fa" Si,kS' inClUdi"g Sati"S' MesSalines- Georgettes, Crepe de Chines, Fine Plaid Suitings, etc. Also Special Prices on Wool Fabrics, Including Bolivia, Burellas, Wool Velours, Heavy An Unusual Opportunity to Secure Fashionable Fabrics at a Saving in Price 75c, $1, and $1.25 Fancy Silks and Poplins The color assortment is broken or It would be impossible to quote this extraordinary reduction in price. The lot features sport designs, al though there are about 10 plain shades In silk poplins. In i 36-Inch widths In street Un and eenlng shades ... . Uvl, 3,000 Yd. 36-Inch Suiting Silks, Per Yard, $1.50. Standard 1175 quality newest 36-Inch Suiting Silks, Including rich and hand some Roman striped and plaid Messa llnes. fancy shadow plaid and colored Plaid Taffetas in deep navy blue, etc, ullb intermlpgled colorings of reds, greeps, etc Per yard, IZ0. $2 Novelty Plaid Silks, 35 Inches Wide, Special For Dress-Fabric Week, $1.75 Yard. Magnificent assortment of superb nov elty bar, jjlald. stripe and check Taf fetas and atln Plaids. A remarkable dlsplcy. offering choice from over !S different designs. Priced for Ureas Fabric Week, at per yard, 51.73. 5,000 Yards $1.35 Crepe de Chine An extraordinary assortment of our regular II 55 quality Box Loom Crepe de Chine, in all the desirable plain colors-, including the new suit snaaes. also black and white Limn jo yarns 10 eaen customer. Se phone orners and white $1.05 $6.50 (54-in.) Bolivia Cloth Coatin-rs, Special, $5.75. Bolivia Cloth, in hemlock, taupe, plum. African, balsam, green, wine, citron and iweetgum. A remarkable range of col ors One of the season's most popular fabrics. An extra special showing of this materlsj for Dress Fabric Week at, per 7srd. S3.7S. $2 Grade, 40-Inch Radiant Dress Satins, Special, $1.75. Splendid weight material a. beautiful soft satin. In twenty of the most de sirable shades. Including blues, apricot, pink. del. corn, hemlock, wistaria. Copen, (lamson. taupe, Russian green, etc For our wonderful Dress raarlc rtek. per yard, gl.7S. Regular $1.35 Quality (22-m.) Black Faille Silk For trimmings and for millinery purpose. A pure coal black mate rialsoft and rich in quality and appearance sells regularly at 11.15 yard. SpeeUlly priced for Dress Fabric Week at, per yard 83c $3.50 (54-in.) Burelk Coatings, Special for DretcFabric Week, $3.15. Another of the favored coatings for fall and winter is this rich, luxurious Burella cloth, here In a most remarkable assort ment of the desirable new shedts. In cluding plum, hemlock, taupe, African, navy, brass, myrtle, wine, etc SS.1S. $1.50 Grade, 36-Inch Satin Im perial, Special for Drew Fabric Week, $1.39. A very desirable, soft, firm satin. In IS of tta best shades, including navy, taupe, wine, plum, Russian, rose, black, white, Hague, etc Per yard, fl.39. $1.35 Grade Satin Mescalines iS-lnch Satin Messalines. In a se lection of SO pieces 3,000 yards. Every desirable color In the lot. Splendid quality pure silk, firm and serviceable. Including Ivory and wnite. Limit IS yards te each easterner. "Ve phone orders S1.00 $3.50 Grade Camel's Hair Coatings, 54 Inches Wide, Special, $2.89. ' All brand-new merchandise very handsome fabrics In one of the largest assortments 0-a've ever shown. Including, the wanted new seasonable colors A 5"3p.ini.Bt '' quality. Dress Fabric Week, special, yard, sus. $1.59 Grade All-Silk Printed Satins, Special, $1.39. A wonderful handsome fabric, Xi Inches wide, printed In dainty Japanese snd conventional designs suitable for dresses, waists, linings, etc In a pretty range of colorings. Per yard, $IM. Woadsrfuliy Bewtifcel SSu for Party Gown and Eveni-a Wear S qualities In light ground taf fetas and heavy, soft silks with Printed warps, in pompadour and iratden effects: ll Inches wldSi S1.59 white, light blue and Pink effects. Special far Drees Fa brie Week, per $4.50 and $5.00 QmKuc., 40.1b. Chiffon Velvets, Dmi-Fahrie Week, $3.95. r.,l,-?,S:?,. Tlrr fV qlslltyChlffan Velvets in 0-lnea widths? in rich. saun. drous shades ef plum. Dawson. Hague. taupe, wine. navy, midnight, gray. rold. b sque. myrtle green.. Burgundy, smoke, plum ana brack. Per yard. sjm. $1.50 Black Moire S9b M With large moire design: soft and drapy quality, Speelal fr Dress 1 or Faerie Week at, per yard.. A. dleOO $1.39 Black Drees Taffeta. Soft and lustrous . wonderfully cood quality. SpeeUlly pries fr (1 in Ureas Fabric Week, at or yard dial!? 1,000 Yd Plaia at. Color. Soft Taffeta m Light Shade. Standard 1.!5 qualities for ev ening dresses, dance frocks, etc 1 lnohes wide. Shades Include light blue. cUt, Nile. Malse. Iliac, peach. silver, pink, white etc Drees Fabric vWek. per yard.-. . .. 95c $3,75 Heavy Broadcloth Coatiafff, 54 Inches Wide; Special Dres. Tafcric Week, $3.25. Thoroughly sponged and shrunk as unlimited assortment or the very, de sirable new shades of Burgundy, plum, mustard, myrtle, wistaria. African, te-rpe.-navy and black. Specially priced for uresa rearle week, per yard. $1.50 Black Dresa Satin. Good heavy quality: aoft and lustrous. Special tor Dress Fabric Week: Iff fka at. per yara........ vlitKl $1.50 Black Dree Taffeta. J5 Inches wide: soft and luitroue quality. Special fer Dress Faerie) 4? I 9Q Week at, per yard te.. WlidO tsl fj W vm a i.vi qS4 W "Vfe.?--! ' ". m r Remarkable Offering of About 1,200 Men's and Young Men's Fine Hand-Tailored Suits and Overcoats Made to Retail at $20.00 to $22.50 On Sale at $16.50 A cash purchase of several hundred Overcoats from a leading Fifth avenue (N. Y.) wholesale tailoring establishment, given us at a big price concession, due to the fact that this firm's entire plant is given over to Government work, has been combined with an unusually fine assortment of suits and overcoats from our regular stock and marked to sell at $16.50. An enviable showing of the Smart est New and Up-lo-the-Minute Gar ments for Men of all ages. Stjles to suit every taste patterns and colors to suit every fancy at a price that will suit every purse. Every garment is faultlessly made perfect in lit and finish. Full, half or quarter lined, with silk, satin or fine serge and alpaca. Talala Itornl Mrrrt floor. Abo Included In This Sale A Collection of Super Quality Suits and Overcoats at $20, $22.50, $25 and $30 Made to Retail nt $25 and Even to $40 See these splendid garments displaced in our G street windows and others inside.' Materials are all-wool cheviots, tweeds, Scotch mixtures, homespuns, smooth and unfinished worsteds and flannels, kerseys, meltons, and vicunas. The suits and overcoats include every late model for Fall and Winter; both single and double-breasted styles plenty of new trench models with loose belts that can be changed at will. All Necessary Alterations Free of Charge for this sale. Sale starts sharp at 9 a. m. 400 Men's Shirts and Drawers 85c That are unusually good values in underwear at this price Choice of medium or heavy weight garments in this broad assort ment of Undergarments, in natural gray color; well-made styles, of excel lent quality materials. Specially priced at 85c garment. Men's Heavy Weight Onyx Silk Fiber Sox, 39c Pair Made with reinforced heels and toes, and offered in a splendid asortment of colors, which mrl., m., i- it hm. .. ..4 Oft- .. w u,"kA Men" Shop Street rloor. 85c pagne, and f-ray, specially priced tomorrow at 33c pair Men's Pure Wool Socks, Friday, 69c pair, or 3 pairs $2.00 Men Pure Wool Socks, with re enforced n.eii ana ion, mil rasmonea, in DiacK and nat ural. Specially priced at COc a pair, or 3 oalr . Men'a (hop .Street Floor. $2.00 Men's Domet Flannelette Pajamas, Friday Men'i heavyweight Domet Flannelette Pajamat, tt 1 large full-cut elte, with llk frog- trimming tbl.Ut) $5.00 Men's Bath Robes, Friday, Men's Illanket Cloth Hath Kobcs in all th am newest de.lKn with hleh c llara and girdles to ! QC Men's Shop First Floor. match, regular 5 alue. $1.75 Men's Balbriggan Union Suits, Friday, Medium and heay welRht Ribbed Ilalbrlc SaJ2 L.D,i'i'J ."."" c.,n".;- cr",c''. Ienect fitting: n 1st some slight Imperfection, but nothlnr to hurt L I IU .. .. Cl'JlU net's Shop Street Floor. the wear. Jl TS grade Men's Silk Neckwear, Friday, 39c, 3 for Iare Raortmfnt tt amp .. .i... . r.de..Tn all the faiiVolooanamaaVwlth large Cl ff owing ends. 3c, or 3 for . '.. D1 .UII I Men's Skon Street floor. Men's $1.25 Shirts, Friday, bhtrt of our regular Jl 25 grade made ullh A el soft double cuffs, line button coat ,tyfe made QDa from Upp, Poplin. Percales, Woten Madras", each "OC tlens Sop street noor. Norfolk Suits for Boys (7 to 18), $7.50 Of good quality cheviots, cassimeres and tweeds, mostly with two pairs of lined Knickers. Suits you will see elsewhere at $10.00, nere ac js.ou. ma" 'nk 4 b Boys' High-grade Norfolk Suits at Made of all-wool materials. me leadlnar mikera of Clothing: shnw utinerlor Pinstly ..I n extra lined pants Mues 7 to IS. Special nlars at -"IOOO. B.rs. cin on r tailoring. 0JLUUU Corduroy Suits f! Jil value Corduroy Suits, with Knickerbockers 8lze 7 to 17, ! Ptlrs of . S5.95 IS SO value Corduroy Suits, with 1 pair OC QE of lined Knickerbockers Sizes 7 to It U.0 Boys' Crompton Cravenetted Corduroy Suits, er-r best Quality and make Sixes for bora v to is with two uairg of lined Knicker bockers, at $8.95 Sampeck Standard of America Clothes for Boys, Exclusively at the Palais Royal. sampeck Suit, gJQ (J 15 Sampeck Overcoats. ggQ S1Q gjgQ Sizes (wm 4 to IS ears. Macldnaws for Boys, 7 to 18. The Most Extensive Showing in Washington. ..vUJa,e Ln V1 n,P' Trench and Skating-Models, with belt back or belt all around convertible or shawl collars Of superior quality all-wool fabrics, beautiful plaid combinations In oer fifty different pattern. Warm, durable coats that will dellglr .... f A..MV, u.i.a , mue. l uur iMcn nnci mm . tkm r r sus. I4J5. (743. to SI, Palais Royal Talrst Flo l!