THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER. 1, 1917.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
$3.50 (54-in.) Burelk Coatings,
Special for DretcFabric
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
$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
S qualities In light ground taf
fetas and heavy, soft silks with
Printed warps, in pompadour and
iratden effects: ll Inches wldSi
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
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.-. . ..
$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
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
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.
pagne, and f-ray, specially priced tomorrow at 33c pair
Men's Pure Wool Socks, Friday,
69c pair, or 3 pairs
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
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.
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
f! Jil value Corduroy Suits, with
Knickerbockers 8lze 7 to 17,
! Ptlrs of
IS SO value Corduroy Suits, with 1 pair OC QE
of lined Knickerbockers Sizes 7 to It U.0
Boys' Crompton Cravenetted Corduroy
er-r best Quality and make Sixes for bora
v to is with two uairg of lined Knicker
Sampeck Standard of America Clothes
for Boys, Exclusively at the
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
..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
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I4J5. (743. to SI,
Palais Royal Talrst Flo
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