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PHILADELPHIA. Jan. CO.?Fred erick Layton. of this city, is dead to **r?- suicide by hanging. Layton r?c?ntly celebrated his 100th birthday. International? Cleaners & Dyers TWO STORKS 13L8 14th St N. W. Phone Main B--Z 3003 14th St N. W. Phone Col. 73?: Wmmltkiaf Strlelly Frenrh Dry Cleaned taUca* EreainK G?wm a Specialty All Garaeat* Delivered On ?Haaseni Is I>u*t-prvof Him WAY FLOAT YANKS DOWN RHINE ON WAY HOME AMERICAN* HEADQUARTERS IK ?GERMANY, Jan. 16 (delayed).? American doughboys may soon be floating down the Rhine on the first stages of their voyages homeward. Rumors here to the effect that ef forts arc being mada. to arrange a route that will carry returning sol diers either down the Rhine to Rot terdam or through Germany to Ham burg. thence they would take ship for the United States. The plan would be a saving both of time and distance and would make available more quickly German ship ping. which is expected to be placed at the disposal of homeward-bound Americans. MiK.ttjAtn, A 1510 H St. N. W. ?NEW, YORK z! Opposite. Shoreham Hotel. XKENOW AT ABOUT HALF PRICE tyjizmostopportane buying went ofJh&swson^ * '* i ' : * Suits?Dresses-?W raps Coats?Blouses?F u rs at Unusual Reductions - r - r r The Women's Store . 1107-1109 G St. - ' ' ? ?L. Just Arrived?Obtained at a Sacrifice 2,000 SMART Spring Dresses Purchased from the Most Prominent Manufacturers of New York We found conditions in New York far from settled. Labor troubles were antici pated and manufacturers, stocked up to the limit, anticipating big spring business, were more than anxious to make big price concessions on large purchases to reduce stock quickly. We bought 2,000 dresses?the same choice stock that we always handle?we have marked them at genuine bargain prices. $1 5.oo_$25.oo_$35.oo Made to Sell at $35 Up to $65 The Styles The Long Tunic ? Long tucked skirts?slit back or side, hcaided effect??Rapper coatee models? tight-fitting sleeves with butterfly rtiffa?button trimming?silk braid trimming ? round-neck, coll&rless models ? belted models ? braided and embroidered, etc. The Materials ! The Colon Serges, Jerseys, Fou- Ri>'h deep, aristocratic navy lards, Crepe de Chines,1 blu??-the kind that g,ve fuU 8wa" Wool Jersey, Tricol lettes, Satins, Figured Georgette, etc. lo the natural "distinction" of the color ? as different from those dusty, cheap-looking blues as day from night! Also in black and lliht colors. Remember?Thit b Not Winter Stock, bat Choice Spring Garments ^Also Included Frocks and in the Sale Are Dance $1 C.95 . $OC;| Evening Dresses at... and ^ ?? HAPPENINGS IN SOCIETY Dinner for Vice President and Mrs. Marshall Postponed?Changes in the Diplomatic Corps?Congressman and Mrs. Ward Hosts. THE dinner which the Minister of Switzerland and Mme. Sulzer were to have given tonight in compliment to the Vice Presi dent and Mrs. Marshall has been post I poned on account of illness. Maj. Gen. Kazutsugu lnouye has ! reached Washington to take up his duties as military attache of the Japanese embassy. His arrival is noted for the first time in the Janu , ary issue of the diplomatic list, which | is just out. The name of Col. the Hon. E. Coke, assistant military at tache of the British embassy, also appears in the list for the first "time, ! and the transfer of Lieut. H. C. Ar I nold Foster, assistant naval attache, to another post is noted. ! The staff of the legation of Sweden i has been a-ugumented by the addition of a military attache, Capt. Harald Sylvan, who has taken an apartment in the Ba<jhelor. Count Nils Rosen, captain of the Swedish Life Guards, is also attached to the legation for the present. He is making his home ) at Wardroan PaTk Inn. Countess i Rosen is listed as absent. Dr. C. Van BoUenhoven and Henry I Zimmerman are temporarily attached . to the Netherlands legation. The for mer is living at 1032 Biltmore street, and Mr- Zimmerman has an apart ment at Wardman Park Inn. The Cuban legation also has a new tem porary attache. P. A. Bonet. who is a special delegate to the food adminis tration of Cuba. He is accompanied by Mme. Bonet. and they are living at the California. Wards to Give Dimmer. - Congressman Charles B. Ward, of New York, and Mrs. Ward will en tertain at dinner at Rauscher'a to night in compliment to the members of the Republican delegation from' New Tork to Congress, and their j wives. There will be twenty-six guests. ? Miss Daviette Ficklen will give a dance tonight at the Washington Club in honor of Miss Margaret Devereux, whose marriage to Capt. Richard Hall Jeschke, U. S. M. C., will take place on "January 29. GKgtrjri Plaa RtetptlM. The Attorney General and Mrs. Gregory are arranging for a large re ception to be held in February. Miss Jane Gregory has gone to New York to visit two o? her girl friends who are taking courses in reconstruction work. Mrs. Daniels, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, has beeh spending a week in her home in North Carolina, MISS.LUCIE MARIE FABER, Of Toledo* who is visiting Miss Mae Petty. and will return to Washington early this week. Ensign Charles Greene Grimes, tX. S. N. R., and Mrs. Grimes, the latter for merly Mi?s Lucy Burleson, have left Washington Tor Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Grimes having been released from the service. Miss Sydney Burleson has gone to California, where she will be the guest of her brother-in-law and sister. Major and Mrs. Richard Van Wyck Negley, at Coronado Beach, until early in March. of Marye*. M-s. Alexander Brown, of Balti more, arrived yesterday in Washing ton to be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 1 George T. Marye, who will entertain a company at dinner tonight in her honor. Mrs. Andrew Moreland of I Pittsburgh,, sister of Mrs. Marye, is also the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Marye for a few days en route South. Mr. and Mrs. Ed so a" Bradley Went to New York today to remain a week. Senator and Mrs. Le Baron B. Colt, who have been at their home in Provi dence since October, have returned to Washington and are staying at the Shoreham until they find a siUtaBI^ hour? heir daughter, Mrs. Edwin in ls with them, and tfcey will be jcmea shortly by their other thony M'8' Andrew weeks An -Miaa Tit tmana a Visitor. Miss Winifred Tittmann. of St. Louis, spent the week-end with her cousin, Mrs. Charles Trowbridge Titt mann. having come to Washington to be near her brother. Lieut. Harold Tittmann. Lieutenant Tittmann isf now at Walter Reed Hospital recov ering from serious wounds received in an aerial combat with seven German planes. He received the Distinguish ed Service Cross for his conduct in this action. Miss Tittinann's cousin, Lieut. Hillgarri Tittmann. has left Walter Reed Hospital and Is recuper ating at Friendship. The little group of bachelor secre taries and attaches of the British le gation, who had a house in Porter street, Cleveland Park, for the tfum mer and autumn months, at 1813 Twenty-fourth street for the winter. In the group are Nigel Law and Ronald Campbell, third secre taries; Capt. F. G. MacGregor. com mercial secretary, temporarily at tached. and P. V. Emry Evans, one of the new secretaries on the temporary staff of the embassy. HudRonn |i Wlitfr Hoar. Robert Spear Hudson, third secre tary of the British embassy, and Mrs. Hudson are established at 2203 Massa-. chusetts avenue for the winter. Mrs.' Hudson was formerly Miss Hantiah Randolph, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Matthew T. Scott has gone to her hoine in .Bloomington, 111 r for a fortnight's visit. Mrs. Marie Downey-Werner will be hostess at the weekly dinner at the Arts Club on Thursday evening. Warren X. Akers is chairman for the evening and the hpeakeis will be Try Pineapple ? Pineapple it a flavor which must be Maled \ to kee p. We seal it in a vial. We use half a ripe pineapple i to make the ' flavor for one ? aert. So you get a wealth of this delightful taste. Jiffy-Jell comes ready sweet ened. The bottle of flavor cornea in the package. And it coat* a trifle. One package makes instant 4 assert for six. There are 10 flavors, but try Pineapple and Loganberry today. Older them now. 1 Pmchmgt for 28 Cenfs m. JC^W-kaAa, Comdr. Percy Foote, U. S. N., aide to the Secretary of the Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Isaacs. Com mander Foote was in command of the. ; President Lincoln when the transport I v/as sunk bjr & suhmarin^. Lieutenant. . Commander Isaaes, who was also on | the President Lincoln, was taken 1 aboard the submarine and was a pris- ' cner in Germany until he contrived to escape. The two men will tell of their experiences. Maj. Oen. William C. Oorgas, sur geon general, U. S. A., retired, will re rtut-n to Washington from Guatemala about the first of February. He will make another trip to South America early in the spring, when Mrs. Gorgas. >ho is re.coveripg frojn a serjo.us iU iness, will accompany kira. | The United States consul general to Rotterdam, Soren Listoe, has returned ? to this country for a visit, and is now at his country home. Islington, at Waterford. Va. Miss Grace Listoe, who spent the winter in Washington, met her father in New York and ac companied him to Islington. Mrs. Louis Brandeis. wife of Justice Brandeis, will be'at home 011 Mondays after 4:30, beginning today, assisted by their daughter. Miss Elizabeth ,Branu.eis, who i? here tor the. winter, Dinner Party. Former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and .Mrs..'.Joseph E. Davies were the hosts at a dinner at the Chevy Chase Club on Satur day evening, in honor of the Minister of the Netherlands and Madame Cre mer. The private dining room of the club was beautifully decorated with flowers and palms, and with the flag? ' of the Netherlands and of the United States. The guests were: The Min- I ister o? the Netherlands and Madame Cremer, the Secretary of War and Mrs. Newton I>. Baker, the Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Josephus Dan iels, the Secretary to the President and Mrs. Joseph P. Tumulty, Senator and Mrs. A. A. Jones. Senator Ken neth McKellar. Comptroller of the Currency and Mrs. John Skelton Wil liams, Vice Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and Mrs. Charles S. Hamlin, Governor and Mrs. John Franklin Fort, Federal Trade Com missioner and Mr*. Victor Murdoch, Interstate Commerce Commissioner and Mrs. Robert W. Wooley. Inter state Commerce- Commissioner and Mrs. Charles C. McChord. Assistant to the-Attorney General and Mrs. Hous ton Thompson. Maj. Gen. and Mrs. George Barnett. Brig. Gen. and Mrs. George Richards, Chairman of the Shipping Board and Mrs. Bainbi idge Colby, Mrs. La Salle C. Pickett. Col. La'mberto Tozzo, Congressman and Mrs. H- Flood. Congressman and Mrs. I. D. Copley, Congressman and Mrs. Fred Britton, Counsel for the War Finance Corporfltion and Mrs. Sam uel Fordyce, Richard Crane, secretary to the Secretary of State; Mr. and Mrs. Homer S. Cummings, Judge and Mrs. T. T. Ansberrv,' Mr. and Mrs. Wade "Ellis, Mr. and Mrs! Victor "KaufT mann, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Logan, Capt. Ames Btown,. Mrs. Laring, Mr., and "Mrs. I. T. Mann, Mr. and Mrs Rufus Bay. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hit ter. Mr. and .Mrs. W. G. Townos, Mr. and Mrs. Randebiock, Mr. Edward Broenniman, Mr. and Mis. Wilbur Crane, Miss Fort, Homer C. John stone. Mr. <Aid Mrs. Albert DcWolf Erakine, Miss Marian Davies, Capt. and Mrs. Jackson. Lieutenant Com mander Timothy Brown. Miss Prothe loe, and ^liss Joye Protheroe. Frenrh Section to >leet The French section of the T? en tieth Century: Club will meet on Wednesday afternoon at o'olork with the Misses Pillsbury, 1&Q8 Co lumbia road. Lieutenant Labat v, - ill deliver an address on "Reconstruction Work in France." Mrs, Charles Boughton- Wood will receive this afternoon, and will have with her her guests. Commander Zogbaum. U. S. N., just returned from duty in the North sea. and Mrs. Zog baum: Mrs. Alfred Hawet, of Toronto, nnd Miss Antoinette Graves, of New Vork. Mrs. William Cary Sanger has gene to the seashore with a younger mem ber of the family who is just recover ing from influenza. Miss Mary Sanger, the daughter of cClonel and Mrs. Sanger, who for about six months was in the army nursing service at Walter Reed Ho*. pitalrla now with her father, at 1633 .Massachusetts Avenue. Lieut. William Cary Sanger, ! In Germany iv i t h -the army of nct-j pa - ilor. after seeing hard fighting at the front. mittee for the "Welcome Home Ba't" to be riven on Wednesday evening at the Willard f0r the benefit of the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat H??s pital. He will be assisted by Surgein General Rupert Blue, Col. Constant Cordier. Count Raoul d'Adhemar. W. A. Lahovarys, charge d'affaires ?>f. Roumania: Louis de Sartiges. secre tary of the French embassy; Captain Latham, assistant military attache of tlie British embassy: Lieut. Maurice Boyer and Captain Dumouret, of the French high commission; MaJ'-r Maurice Connelly. Major William E. Fowler. Capt. Robert S. Hume, Capt. Francis Winslow, Capt. Pearson Window, capt. Conor Copping-, Lieut. David E. Finley, Lieut. Arthur Bradley Campbell. Robert Bell. Lieut. iSj??, -1- Phew. Jr.. Henderson Gregory, William Bowie Clark, Henrv Zimmer man. Benjamin Thoron. Robert SI. Mason. Capt. George Fuller. Capt. Donald Alexander, Ensign J. Mari< n Baker, jr.. Lieut .T. J. Ide. Major Charles E. Frailey. Lieut. Lawrence Dickey, Clarence Hewes, Louis Sua* dorff, jr.. Boak Long, American minis ter to Salvador: Archibald Wells, Lynch Luqueer. Comdr. Claude Mayo and Lieut. Ballard Moore. J?bBMn Beaux Arts GaMt. Congressman Albert Johnson of the State of Washington, who recently re-j turned from an extensive trip to the battlefront was the guast of honor at a reception given by the patrons of the Beaux Arts Salon, 1413 H street, for the French Club, yesterday after noon. Mr. Johnson gave an Interest ing talk on his visit abroad. Rudolph de Zapp was host. Mrs. B. W. Gahn presided at the tea table and was ably assisted by Miss Alice Page Cooper. Miss Anna A. Gault, Miss Roberta Bruner, Miss Ines Rolph, Miss Maude E. Fowler, Mrs. Grayce L. Johnson, and Miss Lillian De Pert. I John Barrett, director general of the Pan American Union and Dr. Henri Ami, of the British embasay, will be the guests of honor at next Sunday's reception. Mrs Grayce L. Johnson will pour tea. * Miss Frances Carpenter dMighter -of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Cai^entfr, who has been in Europe for some months in Y. M.^C. A. work, has been sent to Nice in that connection, where she will spend the remainder of the winter. Capt. William Corcoran Eustis, U. S. A., has returned from France, where he has been since the earliest days of the war, and has Joined his family at Corcoran House, their Washington home. Mrs. Pitney, wife of Justice Mahlon Pitney of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be at home this afternoon for the first time this sea son. Soatfcera Relief Patraaeaara. A partial list of patronesses for the Southern Relief Ball to be held on Monday evening, February 3, in the ballrooms of the Willard includes the names of Mrs. Marshall. Mrs. Newton D. Baker, Mrs. Josephus Daniels. Mrs. Carter Glass, Mrs. Thomas Watt Gregory, Mrs. Albert Sidney Burleson, Mrs. Franklin K. Lane. Mrs. David F. Houston, Mrs. William C. Redfield, Mm George Dewey, Mme. Riano. Mme. Calderon, Mme. Sulzer, Mme. Urueta. Mrs. Claude Swanson, Mrs. Frank Polk. Mrs. Mark Hanna, Mrs. Willing Bankhead. Mrs. Willard Saulsbury, Mrs. George Barnett, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, Mrs. William Eaches Fen dan. Mrs. Louis Brandeis, Mrs. Lee Overman, Mrs. Richard Townsend, Mrs. Joseph K. Thropp. Mrs. Frederic A. Delano, Mrs. Thomas Logan, Mrs Gibson Fahnestock, Mrs. Walter Mc Lean, Mrs. Alexander H. Gait, Mrs. Edward Stotesbury, Mrs. R. D. Shep herd. Mrs. Lindsay Lomax. Mrs. Charles B. Wood. Mrs. Preston Peters, Mrs. William Cullop, Mrs. Leigh Pal mer, Mrs. Charles Henderson. Mrs. James Barber. Mrs. Robert Wooley, Mrs. James E. Mulcare. Mrs. William A. Slater, Mrs. John Barton Payne, Mn?. Waddy Wood, Mrs. Robert X. Harper, Mrs. Fred S. Abbott. Mrs. Claude Bennett, Mrs. Robert M. Thompson, and Mrs. Augustus Down ins. Opportunity Far Book. Lrnn. Book lovers and souvenir collectors J will harve a rare opportunity of add- | ing to their libraries and collections at the auction of autographed books, pictures and original manuscripts which is to be a feature of the au thors' carnival and ball which is to be held at the Willard on the evening of February 14 and the afternoon of February 15, under tlie auspices of the League of American Penwomen. In addition" to the autographed copy of President Wilson's latest book and autographed photographs of both the. President and Mrs. Wilson, there will be contribution of historical value from others in official position. Among the autographed books that have been received are copies from Owen Wister, Robert Chambers, Mary Johnson and Edwin Markham. Mrs. Larz Anderson, of Washington, who writes under the name of Isabel An derson, baa contributed four of her books. i LIKE ELECTRIC 1 BUTTON ON TOES I I Telia why a corn Is mo painful and aaya cutting makes i them grow. i Press an electric button and you form a contact with & live wir?s which rings the bell. When your shoes press against your corn it pushes its sharp roots down upon a sensitive nerve and you get d shock of pain. Instead of tritasning rour corns, which merely makes there grow. Juat step into any drug store and ask for a quarter of an ounce of Freefone. This will coat very little, but is sufficient to remove every hard or soft corn or callns from one's feet. A few drops applied di rectly upon a tender, aching corn stops the soreness instantly, and soon the corn shriveis up so it lifts right out. root and all. without pain. This drug never inflamed or even Irritates the surrounding tissue or akin. c 8. *THE BUSTCONNER* FEHNA.Wt.AT 8TH.SX Open 9:15 A. M., Clox SKX) P. M. 1 AH Odd Crepe de Chine and Georgette Crepe Blouses Now in the clearance at the following prices: VALUES TO $5.00 CHOICE TUESDAY? $2.98 VALUES TO $7.50 CHOICE TUESDAY? $4.98 VALUES TO $6.95 CHOICE TUESDAY? $3.98 VALUES TO $10.00 CHOICE TUESDAY? $6.95 These are in flesh, white and ? suit shades. Ka.iui'a?Second Moor. 3500 Yds. Plain and Fancy Silks To Be Closed Out Prior to Inventory at $1.39 Yard Qualities Formerly Sold to $2.00 Hrtnnity for Home Dressmakers to Boy for Spring Dressmaking ?NOVELTY SILKS? both in satins and taf fetas, in beautiful stripes, plaids and checks. 36 inches wide. $L5? aad SI.69 All-Silk Crepe A- - : de Chine . ?Finn quality in 50 or more colors, with - pleaty ' of flesh color, white and black; 40 in. wide. ^0 OA/?3PRINTED FOU j*J \ LARDS in scrolls, small * J figures and polka dots; Vf| J ideal for summer diess * \ es. 36 inches wide. $1.69 White Wash Satins ?36 inches wide, beautiful quality for drens and other pur >ses. Special, this *1 OQ sale, a yard Kann's?Street Floor. Blanket and Comfort Reductions Continue to Offer Remarkable Buying . Opportunities. ?Because our stocks are somewhat larger than ye care to have them at this time, particularly with the weather as mild as it is, and inventory close at hand. HoVever, blizzards may come later, and it is well to provide yourself with these warm bed coverings when you can at such P"ces. , \ Two Specially Priced Comforts ?Cotton-filled Comforts, with covers of good quality silko line,, with figured centers and borders in colors to match; $7.50 values, $4.95 ??????????????rt?? ? ?Lamb s Wool Filled Comforts, 72x78-inch size, with fiue sat een and cambric covers, in light and dark effects; some in Per sian patterns and floral designs, with plain borders to match; a very special value, $6.95 Blankets at Special Prices ?$12.50 White Wool *Q QP Blankets ... ?$15.00 White Wool Blankets ?$14.60 White Wool Blankets $11.95 $10.95 ?$22.00 White Wool Blankets ?$7.50 Large Cotton Plaid Blankets... ?$15.00 All-wool (in rn White Blankets ... VAmovV Kann'i?Street Floor. $16.95 $5.95 500 PAIRS OF FELT SPATS ?Perfect fitting, 8 button height. A pair of these spats will practically transform your low shoes into high shoes, as they fit as neatly as the cloth top shoes. ?We"have them in all these new and popular shades: Black, White, Brown, Light Gray, Dark Gray, Light Fawn, Dark Fawn, Khaki, Champagne, $1.50 Value T uesday Pair 95c Kann s?Fourth Floor. ? New Semi-Made Skirts for Early Spring ?Hosts of new styles, chic, smart models, made from our own "all-wool materials, including? Semi-made Skirts of Serges Semi-made Skirts of Poplins In navy and black, $t rvoo navv pleated styles, sizes 26 to 34 waist measure. At.. 10^ ?SEMI-MATVE FL.EAT- , - BI-ACK SKIRTS, srrni ' ED SKIRTS, in plaids mad<\ strictly tailored; acid stripes; finished flniMiod with pockets with pockets, and trim-j ahd buttons; sfseft'SS to med with but ?in ***??? lit QQ tons. Choice ?*Xvf?*70T-fioTtc OU.SFO JUST SEW VP ONE SEAM AND YOUR SKIRT IS FINISHED. Special window display of thc<e ~ . Wann's?Street Fl^or.^ V*. ? ' : ? ??