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Hundréds of Pretty
Summer Dresses
.
at July Clearance Prices
it is summertime indeed on the second floor
with its reels and reels of pretty practical -ginghara
dresses, sheer, cool muslin: dainty, fluffy
voiles, organdies, swisses,. etc. Arranged accord
ing to price for easy choosing. All at very mod
erate prices made especially for the Clearance.
Figrured Batistes
Dresses, Special $5.90 ,
The batistes are in white
with colored designs, having
apron tunics bound with organ
die, while collars and cuffs are
of white organdie trimmed
with the material. Very effec
tive styles in ginghams with
bib front and tie-back sashes.
Organdie Dresses, $8.50 up
The most popular of all
"dressy" frocks are those of
organdie. These with dots are
$8.50. Others are in the fine
imported Swiss organdies, plain
colors, etc., marked down to
$19.75 to $25. Values to $25.
Fine quality ginghams, $12.50.
Good Looking Dresses,
$2.95, $3.95 and $5.00
Tissues, fig-ured muslins,
striped and other ginghams,
cbambrays, etc. Two big reels
of them.
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Every Girl Loves a
MitiDY
Siecial Value at
52.25
All white; White with
blue collar and cuffs ;
white with checked
gingham collar. cuff and
cuff bottom. izes 6 to
20.
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ISlid-Summer Sale of Muslins
Fresh new undermuslins, recently arrived add in
terest, to this big zelling event at the lincrerie section.
Popularly priced for summer shoppers. 'everal styles
chosen for vacationists, campers and those who would
save on the laundry.
Muslin Night Gowns, $1. Cool, low necked gowns
trimmed with embroidery and lace.
French Top Chemises, $1.45. Some with lace some
with built up shoulder. Organdie embroidery bandings and fine
laces trim these pretty styles.
Double Panel Shadow Proof Sateen Skirls $1.50.
Worn under sheer frocks, tub skirts, etc. Extra sizes, $2.
Cotton Charmeuse Petticoats, $3. Scalloped at the
bottom. Also shadow proof.
Crepe Chemises, $1.50. White with pink or blue
stitching. No ironing needed when these are laundered. Night
gowns of "Windsor crepe, $1.95.
Sweeping Reductions on Women's
Sumner Footwear in the Clearance
Meigs & Co.'s shoes are special values at
regular prices and when the Clearance Sale
makes them still lower, think what extraordi
nary values that means.
White Dress Pumps of white linen, also
white buck, $4.95. -White washable kid, white
sports oxfords and those with leather trimming,
$7.75, $9.75. Gray pumps, $9.75.
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Washington. July 21A committee
)f the Zionist organization of America
tailed at the 'White House yesterday
:0 present the thanks of American 1
lews for the interest taken in their '
)ehalf by President Haraing and
)articularly for the letter of sym
)athy written by him at the time of
the Zionist mass meeting held in New
Eork zo welcome Dr. Chaim Weiz
narin. Resinol
Does wonders for poor
complexions. It'ssurpris
ing how rarely the proper
use of Resinol Ointment
and Resinol Soap fails to
clear away blotches
redness, roughness, etc.'.
and give the skin its nat.
ural freshness and charm.
Sold by at druggists.
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Plenty 'of Blouses.
Special
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At this reduced price
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changes. Included in
the lot are all white;
striped and solid colors
in voiles and organdies.
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VETERAN RIVER CAPTAIN
TELLS-STORY OF THE
BELLS OF THE OHIO
33ellaire, Ohio, July 21"In the
old days to have a fine boat minus a
special bell was like trying to run a
circus without the elephants." said
Captain Jeff Frame. wharrmaster at
Wheeling, W. Va.. telling about the
Ohio River steamboats of a half cen
tury ago.
"During the Civil War both armies
took most of the good bells off the
boats and junked them to obtain the
copper content," Captain Frame con
tinued. "Most of the bells of that time and
for years afterward were made inthe
ehop of a moulder named Kay, in
Louisville, Kentucky, who was an ex
pert at fine toning. Ho came to the
Ohio Valley from Scotland. He charg
ed one dollar a pound. He put into
each bell a few ounces of silver.
"After the Civil War al the bigi
Pittsburgh-Cincinnati packets had fins
bells.
"A number of fine bells were used
for years on Souther plantations
Others were sold by boat owners to
schools and churches. -The steamer
Bedford, which ilarlk at Marietta. in
1898, is still remembered for its fine
bell. After the boat hail been nal
vexed the hell wee mold to the oltr of
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The interior of the Western
Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, on
the Ohio River. in the 'Woods
Run district, near Pittsburgh.
-was wrecked, a dozen smaller
buildings connected with the in
stitution destroyedby fire and
fourteen persons, nine of them
convicts, injured in what is de
. Clared to-have been the greatest
prison riot and attempted deliv
ery in the history of,the United
States. The nine convicts in
jured were shot 1-7-. city police,
county detectives and prison
guards while attempting to fight
their way to liberty. Virtually
all of the 1,135 prisoners except
fifty, who are women, took part
in the rioting, both inside the
main building and in the prison
Yard.
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Try To Map
Baffin Land
An attempt to map Baffin Land,
the vast Arctic island southwest of
Greenland, whose 1,500 miles of un
explored western coastline is as much
a mystery today as when the English
navigator, William Baffin. announc
ed its discovery in 1616, is the main
objective of the Donald B. MacMil
lan expedition.
The tiny 115-ton schooner Row
doin, which carries the party north
was built at East Boothbay, Me.
She was named for MacMillan's
alma meter, has auxiliary power and
embodies all the essentials for resist
ing terrific ice packs. The crew
consists of six men. The vessel-is
of the Gloucester fisherman knocka
bout type, sheathed with ironwood.
87 feet long, with a draught of 9 1-2
feet Crude oil engines capable of
developing 60-horsepower are includ
ed in her equipment, as well as .2,000
gallons of fuel oil aud 500 gallons
of kerosene. The Bowdoirt also'
carries store... t,r-d provisioyis sufficient
to last her tgvrw two years.
The head of the expedition was
Peary's chief lieutenant on the lat-,
ter's successful dash to the North
Pole in 1909. He has made eight
voyages, into the Arctic regions. Ac
cording to MacMillan's plans,he in
tends to reach Baffin Land about
August 15 and establish a camp south
of the entrance to the dangerous
Fury and Heels. Strait, where the
ships of Captains Parry and Lyon.
seekers of the Northwest passage.
were blocked a century ago. The
location is 160 miles north of the
Arctic circle and 700 miles south of
Etah, Greenland. It is not far from
the point where MacMillan's Crocker
Land expedition passed the four win
ters 1913-14-15 16. On that oc
casion the exp;-dition was once re
ported lost and two relief expedi
tions were sent out for it but Mac
Millan finally returned. He annOtineeð
that Crocker Land was not "land,"
as believed possible by Peary, but
an ice mirage. -
During the winter of 1921-22, at
tempts will be made to explore the
COPt of Baffin - Land and the fol
lowing summer an effort will be
made to penetrate the interior where.
according to Eskimo tales, there ere.
ists one of the richest and,most al
luring fields of research in the froz
en north. The island is said to ba,ve
great mineral deposits and to possess
tanienyserahnedeubeaseeuntifbuyl wlahkietes
whihgthehmhoauvne
men.
The region is believed to be an im
mense breeding ground for water
fowl, whose nesting habits will be tbe
subject of study, while the program
of the scientists of the expedition also
calls for field work in zoology, bp-.
tany, geology, meteorology and ter
restrial magnetism. Special obser
vations will be taken of themagnet
ie pole which was located first by
James Ross in 1830 on the further
side of the Boothia. penineula. not
far from MacMillan's proposed win
ter camp.
An attempt will also be made to
circumnavigate Baffin Land. In the
event of a serious mishap to the
Bowdoin, the party plans to retreat
by dog sledge to Fort Churchill, a
trading post at the foot of Hudson
Bay; and thence return to chilization
by way of northwestern Canada.
MacMillan was born in Province
town, Mass.. Nov. 10, 1874. the son
of a Cape Cod sea captain. He was
graduated from Bowdoin College in
1898 and took up postgra:dua-te work
at Harvard in 1910-12. Before be
coming an explorer he was a teacher
and public school principal. In addi
tion to accompanying Peary on his
last famous trip north. he was a
member of the Cabot Labrador expe
dition in 1910 and as previously re
ferred to, the leader of the Crocker
Land Expedition three years later. In
1911 and 1912 he made ethnological
studies of the Eskimos of Labrador.
He is unmarried.
Headquarters of the First Army'
Corps announced that more than
1.600 men out of a total of 8.600 in
New England area have asked for
their discharges.
Retail trade is buying canned
goods in greater quantity than at any
other time before this year, Libby,
McNeill & Libby announced,
l3ellaire for use OTT Ito Central School.
'qn the old days, just prior to the
departure of the boats, the captains
would toll the bells, thus giving every
one timo to get to tho river shore be,
fore the boot left, River town resi,,
dente knew the vartnno bontn by the
difforont Union of Moir bona.",
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MANHATTAN MOURNS THE DEATH OF ONE -
OF ITS INSTITUTIONS IN THE PASSING TO
OBLIVION OF THE ORGAN GRINDER
New York, July 21New York
City has aptly been called the wonder
city of the world. Bat the metropolis
contains an institution unique even in
a city where things unique are taken
as a matter of course. It is a hurdy
gurdy "garage", believed to be the
elly one of its kind in thecountrv
Nestled among the stupendous sky
scrapers that mark the lower district
of Manhattan is a srnall, dingy,
weather-beaten building, strangely
out of place among - the surrounring
palaces of business. This is the
home of the hurdy-gurdy. Situated
but a stone's throw from the City
Hall, in a small block called City Hall
Place, and passed by thousands of the
city's dwellers daily, the building has
gone unnoticed for years.
The hurdy-gurdy has long lent col
or to the sidewalks of New York. For
years it was a common sight to see
the gayly-dressed Neapolitans trund
ling their organ into a crowded street
and become the center of a crowd of
laughing, shoving,. dancing, joyous
children when the first strains of
music came from the organ. The
small orres would sway to the
tunes of the "Sidewalks of New York"
and other favorites., or lustily join in
the chorus of some popular song.
Even the grown-ups would stop
awhile and listen while the hurdy
gurdy man played some selection
from -"Il Trovatore" or "I.a. Giocon
da," or perhaps some sentimental
song which wo,uld bring a catch to
the voice and a tear to the eye. And
when the song was finished the or
ganist with a tambourine woillid pass
among the crowd seeking his reward.
But all this will soon be a. thing of
the past, for the hurdy-gurdy, like
the wooden Indian, the hoop skirt and
the late-lamented five-cent beer, is
slowly but surely Passing to things
extinct
"The organ buisness is dying out."
rzid the silver-haired Italian propri
etor of the "garage" sadly, speaking
through an interpreter. "The people
don't seem to care about music the
way they used to. The girls grow up
about ten years younger than they
used to. They dress up and go to
the public dance halls while they are
still children. Arid then the passing
PREPARE FOR HAWAII
PRESS CONGRESS
Honolulu, Hawaii, July 21Ar
rangements which are expected to re
sult in the establishment of special
press rates from Hawaii to some terty
countrles during the eenstons et the
Press Congress of the World at Hon
olulu next October are being made by
W. S. P. Hawk, local manager of the
Radio Corporation of America, it is
announced. - - -
It is expected that between 450 and
500 editors, publishers and newspa
permen will come to the Islands this
Fall, and as a large number of them
will undoubtedly desire to keep their
respective publications informed by
radio as to the Congress proceedings,
the idea of special press rates occured
to Manager Hawk, and he is taking
up the matter with the "astern ()Bice.
Later on the vice-presidents of the
Congress, scattered over the globe,
will be consulted.
Plans are going ahead rapidly for
the chartering of a special steamer in
which the delegates will be taken on
visits to all of the larger islands of the
Hawaiian group. SPecial entertain
ment programmes are being prepared
by the residents- of these islands and
there will be a number of interesting'
features aside from the general sight
seeing tours that will be arranged on
all of the Wanda
Delegates. whne they.are at Hono
lulu. will have time teo enjoy the surf
riding and svrimming at Waikiki
Beach,. Visits will be made te the big
h.littgilr 711MS and vintaPPle vannertogt
of the saloon had something to do
with it. Men who had a drink or
two, not the drunk men, seemed to
be affected more by the music."
The "garage" has been in exist
ence thirty years, the owner said. It
had formerly been a saloon. For thir
ty years, he said, the doors of the
building have opened, letting forth
the Italian organ grinders and their
shawt-clad women, ceirrying their or
gans. They went on regular routes,
agreed among themselves, to differ
ent parts of the city, over the bridge
to Brooklyn and even to points in
Staten Island and Jersey.
"Over There" was the biggest song
hit the organs ever played, the pro
prietor declared.
During the war and when the sol
diers were coming home," he said,
"there wasn't a sGng in the world
which would reach the peoples hearts
as quickly as 'Over There'. Yoted hear
a little organ grinding it out on a
side s-treet and as the people passed
they'd swing into step. Men in uni
form, fathers, mothers, boys and girls
the music seemed to go right
through them. Their eyes would
shine and generally you would see a
tear or two go slipping down their
cheeks. Then they'd drop something
shiny into the tin cup. Generally it
was a nickel or a dime or a quarter.
"But the grinders don't play 'Over
There' a,ny more. It isn't good for
even a. few pennies now. The people
have for gotton."
The most remunerative sections of
the town for the hurdy-gurdy men,
the aged proprietor said, were where
the ordinary American citizen lived
He responds to music the quickest.
"Most of the people who are now
in the organ business." continued the
owner, "are the -old and crippled. On
holidays, which are generally the best
days, and organ grinder sometimes
makes $8. But you must remember
that this is not an average and that
there are many days on which they
take in nothing and that the organ is
often the sole income of ,the family.
My sons I have sent to dental college
in this waY."
And thus we may soon record the
death of another old institution.
and there will be- several oldfash
toned "luaus," or native Hawaiian
feasts. with Hawalin music and hula
hula dancing. Realizing the impor.
tance of the Press Congress, the peo
ple of Hawaii, including some twentY
six races and mixtures of.races, are
working hand in hand in an effort to
provide for the- visiting newspaper
men as fine a programe of entertin
rnent as is possible. The recent Leg
islature appropriated $25,000 to help
cover the oost of entertaining the vis
itors. and the people of Hawaii are
to raise a similar sum for the same
purpose. '
News Briefs
, Council of Abassadors meeting in
Paris considered appeal of the Allied
mission in Upper Silesia tor more
troops to be used in maintaining
order.
Nichols Ir. Wilson, Robert P.
Matches a,nd 'William A. Loomis, re
garded as three leaders in the Em
erson Motors Co. notation of dye
years ago and nentenced in 1918 to
imprisonment, were denied a retrial.
- --
titeamer Binghamton, which went
aground On the rocks at Grenney
Ledge. N. is expected to be a total
loss, as the vessel is reported break..
ing up fast.
aaparreso weritine
fruit and melon farina in Stanislav'
County. Cal, were- placed 011 auto,
mobile truois and driven nye miles
out of town and were warned pot to
oomo baelt; according to Ban Pratt.
CMG 4404106 -
Estahlisheci le357
The store closes daily at.5 o'clock
Saturdays 6 o'clock
Latest Arrivals in Millinery "
French Felt Hats for Augr.ast,and early Auturan.
In lovely shades of pale bisque, violet, green, ttau
color and some dark ones in navy and black.' Briras
turrted up, brims turned dowrt, and brims rolled away.
Cro-vvns with a dent or a pucker in them. For trim
mings a twist of pheasant's feather, a droop of coque
plumes, a b-unch of heck-le or some crocheted white
woolen yarn soft as a drift of StIOW;
$10.00, for between seasons
Second 12;Por
Special in Men's Shirts
There'll be a virild scrabble for these
-
Metric and. Waverly makes marked down. Splen
did. qualities repp, madras and doueetine. These
have been ietailing at $4.00 and $4.50,
$2.75
On sale Thursday morning
If You Are in Search of a Gift
for wedding, anniversary, or remembrance
Me Gift Section at the Art Goods- has a, collection
of pretty trifles very attractive yet raodest in price.
Sweet Grass Baskets
Table Mats
Bon Bon Baskets
Candy or Cracker Boxes of
painted wood.
Jumping Ropes with paint
ed handles. ,
Telephone Dolls.
And many other novelties. Also a
Royal Society Package goods, ready for
There's nothing Mci a ,
book to make one
forget heat
The following make
good hammock reading:
''Buff," a collie,Terhune
$2.00
''The Lamp of Fate,"
Pedler $190 -
"Galush,4., the Magrdfi
cent."by Lincoha,$2.03t
"The Little Red Foot,"
Chambers $1.90
"Tarzan, th'e Terrible,"
Burroughs, 41.90
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OBITUARY
MORS. JENNIE BEArosto-N-T.
The funeral of Mrs. Jennie Beau
mont was held htis morning from the
hams of her aunt. Mrs. Daniel Bar
rett. 472 Newfield avenue at 8:30 and
a half hour later from Blessed Sacra
ment church where Rev. John Landry
officiated at the MaSS of requiem. Dur
ing the offertory, Mrs. Thomas Dow
ney' rendered "Vent Jesu" and after
11113.SS "Abide With Me." The pall
bearers were Daniel Hannon. Thomas
Jordan, Thomas Britt, Harry David,
William Callahan and Jam-es Ryan.
Burial was in St Michael's cemetery.
O. G. rEssEN-DEN- DEM:).
Stamford, July 21.--Oliver G. res
senden, a prominent resident of this
city, died last night, aged 65 Years.
He WWI a. son of the late Samuel C.
Pessenden, a brother of the late Sam
uel ressendert and a nephew of Wil
liam P. ressenden, once United States
senator from Maine and secretary of
the treasury in Lincoln's cabinet,
He bad been engaged in the jew
elry busine'lk since 1880 -and had
served les president of the Interna
tional Jewellers' Protective Associa
tion. Ile leaves a widow. a daughter
and a, SOrL 4
HEAL WILIA FITMD
The will of the late Mee. Bridget
Healey of 588 Arctic etreet was yes
terday flied Vrobate court. The will
gives all the furniture and household
effects to Mrs. Healey's daughter. Mrs.
lrlorence Brennan. - $100 was be
etueathed to Clinton J. Healey, a
prandson of the deceased. and 1500
to her son Frederick G. Healey. The
remainder' of the property is divided
equally among the children Who are:
Dr, W. P. Healey. Frederick G. Hea
ley. Cathewine Diokieh May Hodgdon.
;Lnd Vlorenco -Iirenumu
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Fancy Japanese Baskets.
Sewing Baskets with or
without fittings.
Vanity Boxes with powder
and puff.
-Tea Pot Stands of artistic
colored beads.
Metal Book Ends
Bubble Blowers
new line of
embroidery.
Main floor
Whitex
is a convenient thing to
have
It restores the original.
whiteness to silk and,
wool things when wash
ing. Silk Hosiery, un
derwear, blouses, gloves,
etc., become white in
stead of creamy,
15 ets
Totet Section
GREEKS CONSOLI
DATE posrrlows
Athena, July 21The Greeks who
captured the important Anto Ilan cttý'
of Eski-Sherr from the Turkish Ns-,
tionalists. are consolidating their nawr
positions. said a dispatch from
Smyrna- today. Eski-Sherr is at the
junction of the main line ot the Bag
dad railway and a branch running to
Angora, the seat of the Turkish Na
tionalist government
Cuticura For All
Skin Irritations
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with a gentle appBcationagFeaticorwatte
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toe the todet, as is aboCuticera 'rainiest
tor perfuming.
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