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Fewer Men Seek Places on Police Force; More Resign As Result. Patrolmen Say, Standard of Recruits for Future Uniformed Men Can't Re Kept Up Salary Too Low To Be Attractive Rumor, Believed To Be Correct. Is That Enright Will Urge $1,800 One of the arguments to be em? ployed by the Patrolmen's Benefit As? sociation in its light for more money toT tne New York patrolmen is that the present rates of pay are not suf? ficiently attractive to make a position on the police force desirable. If that is true the standard of recruiting can? not be maintained. This touches the personnel of the future. ' The patrolmen are asking tor an increase in pay from the present max? imum rate of $1,650 to a maximum of $2,000. A rumor, generally accept? ed as correct by the patrolmen, is that Commissioner Enright has recommend? ed an increase to $1,800: The 1920 budget, so far as increases are con closes ?n October 20. What? ever act >n is taken must be taken by thai date. The patrolmen s assertion that the present salary is not sufficient to make the job attractive will be sup? ported by a comparison of figures showing applications for positions , :. the force received in pre? vious years with applications received r.irins" the present year; also by a com par.? .m of the number of resigna? tions tendered during 1019 and the r.amber tendered during the years be? fore searing prices and increasing wees in industrial activities made the lot vif i:f New York policeman so peculiarly unhappy. Why They l,ea\c Force Patrolmen leavejkhe force through five main channels: death, retirement ou penfion, dismissal, retirement be ; v- eal disability or by res ?gnatioi . Under the head of resigna ? o; r.n c llei '? d the patrolmen who e the i irc< because i hev find some hingnu re attractive elsewhere. When . patrolman resigns it means that he ind a i ? ter job. : uring 1914, L915 and 1916, 802 patrolmen were withdrawn from the force. Of these 15:; resigned. The fig? ures are divided after this fashion: Total Reslg ri tirements. nat ?ons. 191S. In 1916, therefore, there were but o ?? " ? ' ' i ; ro men of New York's '' ound ' hey could do better, i'.'. ?? ngi considered, out of the police force than thi';- could within it. But from Jan ?ary 1 to August 15, 19, i05 patrolmen resigned. In .-even 1 oik half months of 19 '.'.> more than ? ptr cent more patrolmen found nenuelves able to do better off the force, than was the case in the whole ; ' ? lv< -month period of 1916. Number Who Kesign Increases In l le figui es available foi 1919 an ???easing tendency toward resign?? is found :- the year progresses. tiy months the figures are as follows: ' pril June . July . August I to 15th ). Tota! i for 71a months ).105 More patrolmen have resigned in - v i and one-half months of I'M'1 than gned in till of 1915 and 1916 to? gether. \\ ' ?le this showing of patrolmen who have resigned luring the current yeai Las a forceful significance, the figures dealing with the applications for new men are equally impressive, from the patn . en's point o ' view. Applicants for positions on the police force are obliged to pass severe phys? ical tests a> a preliminary, and a men? tal test later, fclxaminations are com? monly held annually, but this is no*, a fixed rule, and in some years there have beer two examinations, while in others non". The percentage of suc? cessful candidates varies, but is seldom higher than 2? per cent of the total lumber of applications. Most of the candidate.-, fail to nass the Dhvsical tests. Same Figures on Recruits In 1913 two examinations were held, ' ' brought out ;. total of 0,598 ap? plicants, of whom f.JTt were finally ???opted. There was no farther exam? ination nt 11 ! 1916, when 4,140 men ap plied and 1,077 were passed. One year later the number of applicants was 2,587, . ?; Tin were accepted. There was no examination in 1918, so that this year's figures should show a cumulative effect clue to the suspen? sion nt examinations last year. These ?re the V.M.' statistics: F?tal applications received. 952 Total men accepted (estimated).. 385 The re-nit- of the tests have not yet oeen offic ally announced, but the ei t?? mate given above was made by munici? pal officials in a position to know. This year's crop of patrolmen i* the smallest m twenty years. This year's crop of resignations, if Ine present ratio is maintained, will op the largest in the ten years for which statistics are available. Policemen and Firemen Hold Meetings To-day . Patrolmen and firemen of New York, "i different locations, will meet this iiorning to plan their campaign for * Wage increase from a $1,650 maxi? mum to a maximum of S2.000. The patrolmen's meeting, called by 'he Patrolmen's Benevolent Associa ''.on, wiil be held at Maennerchor Hall, '?Ity-sixth Street and Third Avenue, *l.lU o'clock. At room 407. World Building, members of the Uniformed Bremen's Association will meet at 11 Oc'0ck. .Joseph I*. .Moran will preside *t the patrolmen's meeting, and Albert t. Guinness at that of the firemen. The men of both services have rati j^d the previously announced decision io ask the city to raise salary rates to * maximum of $2,000. To-day's meet ^8s are tailed to receive reports of ?W ?Uitude of the public toward the Proposed increases, and to sketch an '"tune of the campaign to make cer ?a'n their adoption a part of the 1920 budget. , ?<m of both forces were discussing ?a? night rumors that tentative bud "?,e ? for 1920 had been submitted to ine Board of Estimate by Commission lLLrir'ght and Drennan. The? reports will not h ve p(T . "???IM WIM nu?, ii.ve onj be ' i u-non tllP campaigns which will -Planned to-dav. This statement was of tt ypsterday by Joseph P. Moran, ei??- Patrolmen's Kenevolent Asso tW? "' and A1be?t E. Guinness, presi? dent of the Uniformed Firemen'a As ,oc'?tion. "yr case is based upon a founda Wages of the City's Workers Compared TVIKW YORK at the present scale -*? ^ pays its workers, in representa? tive grades, at the following daily rates, compared with patrolmen and firemen: J'avers . $6.00 Steam roller engineers. 6.00 Carpenters . 6.00 Blacksmiths . 5.50 Painters . 5.50 Firemen . 4.75 Pat rolmen . 4.75 Unskilled laborers . 3.50 Firemen and patrolmen are re? quired to provide themselves with uniforms, at an initial outlay of be? tween $200 and $300, and to main? tain thorn. They are assessed sums ranging from $1 to $2.00 a month for ?'housekeeping" at their station houses, and work longer hours than any other class of city-employed labor, without extra allowances for overtime. tion of common justice." Mr. Moran said. "We believe the public is satis? fied that $2,000 a year will be only a fair rate for the patrolmen to get in 1020. We are confident that we can demonstrate that conditions exist which make it impossible for a patrol? man to live on less, and it is upon this issue that we shall make our fight." The Uniformed Firemen's Associa? tion will submit its case to the Board of Estimate, regardless of any action taken by Fire Commissioner Drennan, President Guinness said. Sept, 15 Strike Date, Say Street Cleaners The 7,000 employes of the Street Cleaning Department will be on strike in New York and Brooklyn by Septem? ber 15 unless their demands for in? creases in wages aggregating nearly 100 per cent are granted by that date. it was declared yesterday by James Anderson, organisier for the street cleaners in the Broixx and Manhattan. The street cleaning employes, who are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Mr. Ander? son -aid, are determined that their demands shall be heard. "We have great trouble in keeping the men calm." lie contended. "They were promised by Commissioner Mc Stay, of the Department of Street Cleaning, that they would receive a raise by July 1. Later the Commis? sioner postponed the increase to Sep? tember 1. When that date carao around we heard nothing from the Commissioner, the Mayor or the Board of Estimate. Mayor Hylan promised to arrange for a conference between our men and city officials last week. but we 'nave yet to hear from him about the matter. "How can a sweeper who gets $18.59 a week maintain a family in these days? Hundreds of children of our men went back to school yesterday shoeless and undernourished. A driver fer the Street Cleaning Department gets >-2o.:;7 a week, and out of this money he must supply his own equip? ment ." Mr. Anderson said the largest in? crease tue men in the Street Cleaning Department have receivd in recent years was one ci' 25 cents a day. This was granted under the M itch el admin? istration. Civil Service Forum Opposes Strikes by Employes of City The ?'ivil Service Forum met last night in the Police Club, 14.") Riverside Drive^-and adopted resolutions express? ing disapproval of the strike as a weapon to be used by Civil Service ? m pioyi ; i o get more pay. "Kcsoived." the resolution reads, "That as far as this body is concerned, it :- opposed to strikes on the part of Civil Service employes or on the part of organizations represented in it." Frank .T. Pria!, president of the Forim ; Joseph Courtney, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Associa? tion, and Captain John P. Waldron, of the Fire (.'apta ins' Association, all : spoke against strikes by city employes. "We are for the people of this city," said Mr. Priai. "If we strike, we strike against them. We 'nave other means of securing our ends." ? Cleveland Moffett To Rim Crusade on Rent Profiteers Refuses lo Pay Increase Asked by Landlord, and Says He Will Prove Tac? tics Breed Race Riots Cleveland Moffett, following a hear? ing yesterday before the Mayor's Com? mittee, declined to meet the rent in? creado demanded of him by the Welles bourne Realty Company, owner of n house at 153 East Fifty-sixth Street, and said he would move. At the same time, Moffett declared war on rent profiteers and announced that he would inaugurate a campaign of publicity to show their tactics result in immorality and are breeding race riots. C. W. Cushier, agent for the realty j company, had originally asked $2,600 a j year for the house, an advance of $1,100. He was willing when the case opened | at the hearing to compromise on $2,200, but this was refused by Mr. Moffett. Near the end of the hearing Mr. Cushier said that he would accept $2,000, but Mr. Moffett again refused. When Mr. Moffett told Walter S. Kennedy, who heard the case, that he would move out, he was told to pay monthly at the original rate of $1,500 a year until he got. out on October 1. Mr. Cushier demurred, saying that he was entitled to monthly rent at the rate of $2,200 a year, as Mr. Moffett's lease bad expired in August. Mr. Kennedy asked Mr. Cushier what relation Mrs. Herbert. A. Parsons, of 147 East Fifty-third Street, had to the Wellesbourne Realty Company, and was, told that she was a stockholder-. He was asked whether she was the owner, and replied that he did not know. Mr. Kennedy then announced that he would call Mrs. Parsons to find out whether she was the owner, adjourned the case to next Tuesday and advised Mr. Moffett to pay his rent on the basis of $1,500 a yesr. Mr. Mofi'ett said he intended to make an investigation of rent profiteering in all parts of the city, and that he will prove that it leads to immorality be? cause of crowded conditions, and that race riots may be the result from the avarice of landlords, who are charging negroes from 25 to 50 per cent more rent than whites. He said that he would incorporate the result of his investigations in a magazine article. The ease of the tenants of 854 Be?k Street, the Bronx, against the owneis of that house, J. Rigerman and Jacob Cohen, resulted in Harold Fleisher, their attorney, walking out, followed by his clients. Mi'. Kennedy advised the tenants not to pay their rents until the landlords came before the commit? tee again. In the Second District Municipal Court in the Bronx more than 150 landlord nnd tenant cases were on the calendar before Judge Michael J. Scan lan. The courtroom was packed, ami the streets and corridors so crowded that reserves from the Morrisania police station were summoned. One case involved eighty families in a block of bouses from 110:? to 1140 Col lege Avenue. Increases in a year have amounted to $1?.50, the tenant? said, adding that they were willing to pay the latest increase demanded i i the landlord would assure them that there would be no further raise in rents This case is in the hands of the Mayor's Committee, nnd was adjourned to next Thursday. Holtest Sept. 8 Since 1881 Fatal to One Man Falls Dead in Front of Borough Hall, Staten Island; Two Are Prostrate?! Yesterday was the hottest Septem? ber 8 since 1881, according lo the Weather Bureau. The thermometer was at 91, only one degree below the figure of the former date. One person died and two were pros? trated yesterday. John Drury, seventy years old, of 114 Hamilton Avenue. New Brighton, Staten Island, fell dead. in front of Borough Hall, St. George, .Staten Island. James Cronin, fifty-six years old, of 175 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, was overcome by the heat at Fifty-eighth Street and Twelfth Avenue, ami was removed to Bcllevue Hospital. Fre"d Ferrairo, sixty-one years old, of 20 Carmine Street, was overcome in front of 52 West Fourteenth Street and was removed to St. Vincent's Hospital. MRS. FANXIK TURIN'S son. Alien. married Mrs. Celia Brilliant Sun? day. After the ceremony Mrs. Turin. who lives at :.'.">o liegeman Street, Brooklyn, gave a party at Reiser's res? taurant, Roc ka way and Pitkin ave? nues. During dinner a couple not a members of the wedding party started dancing something which Mr.-. Turin';-, other son. Meyer, said resembled the shimmy. Mrs. Turin objected not only to the dance, but to the faet that out? siders had been permitted in the restaurant. The restaurant manager retorted that the Turins had failed to pay for service. Thin a policeman ap? peared. He made for the bridegroom, but Meyer Turin interposed and was himself arrested. Then sometning hap? pened to the policeman. He said Mrs. Turin landed a bard right on the point of his jaw. Any way, Mrs. Turin also was arrested, and with her son, Meyer, was held under SHOO bail yes? terday for hearing September Ifi in the New Jersey Avenue Police Court o i:a charge of having assaulted a po? liceman. HEREAFTER Pierre Michel Bour dain, a fourteen-year-old French boy, who acted as interpreter for various divisions of the American army in France, will be Pierre Michel Murphy. The change in name follows the adoption of Pierre bv Arthur H. Murphy, of 143 Fast Thirty-ninth Street, who was a sergeant with the A. F. F. Surrogate Cohalan yesterday signed the adoption papers. Pierre was u great favorite with the officers and men of the American army. He made a great hit with Ser? geant Murphy. The boy's father is dead and his mother lives in Bordeaux. Mrs. Bourdain is in poor circum rtances, and was unable to support her son, so when Murphy suggested that the lad come to the United States and bo his son the mother gave her consent, which she said would bo for Pierre's own advantage. Pi/>rre Michel Murphy is now happy with his foster father and a widowed sister of Mr. Murphy. Briefs Knickerbocker Council. 221. Knlghta of Co. lumbu?, will open a clubhous? to-night at .. ;?! ne? l'.\"i l;, -L-iyv. n .-we--. . liara?? v. ill precede the opening ceremonies, begin? ning at Thi*ty-four li Street and Ninth A?* nue. William S. Dulton. Deputy Comrr.i? - mer "i' Corrections, i- chairman of tin re? ception committee, and Miss &nna Downey, presid? .it oi ill" auxiliary, will he the hostess Toe Knickerbocker Community Chorus, .:"?> voices, will render several selections from Verdi oiicra.-. William V. Lark in, director of overseas work of the Knights of Colum? bus, and James A. Flaherty, supreme knight of the order, will be among the guest.-. In conjunction with the Ulks, the Brooklyn baseball club will hold an open air fete at Ebbets Field next Sunday in aid of the coal fund for the worthy poor of Brooklyn. Sixty pupils of William Pitt Revere will dance a ballet, "Midsummer Night's Dream." The Elks Minstrel Chorus and the Police Glee Club and the Police. "Fire and Street Cleaning department bands will participate. "The Star-Spangled Banner" will lie sung by a chorus of 2,500 voices. In addition to the pageantry and music, the programme in? clude.* military drills and a ball gam? be? tween teams described as "General O'Ryan's Roughnecks" and "Colonel Bill Hayward's Hell Fighters." Samuel Mack, a negro sailor on the de? stroyer McLcnnhun. was held in the Fifth Avenue police u'urt. Brooklyn, on a charge of having killed George Wilson, a v. hite sailor. Because he could not buy a talking ma? chine and a piano, Arthur J. Skillmnn. twenty-two, tays he was abandoned by his wife, who appeared in the Brooklyn Supreme court and asked alimony. She charges cru? elty. Mrs. Frances X. Carr, 807 Union Street. Brooklyn, asked $15 a week alimony pending hearing of her suit for separation from Ed? ward P. Carr, who, she said, deserted her just before he went to France as a physical training director for the Y. M. C. A. Paul O'Connor, eighteen, of 901 Dean Street, Brooklyn, stripped and went .swim? ming in the lagoon at Prospect Perk Hs .-aid he understood Mayor Hylan would not object to persons cooling off in this way. He was sent to the Kings County Hospital for examination. David Aronson, who escaped from Petro? grad, will lecture on "Inside Bolshevik Russia" Thursday evening at the Bush Ter? minal Building, C?2 West Forty-Second Street A letter mailed at the Grand Central post office Informed Mrs. Elsa Wentz. 725 Home Street, The Bronx, that her baby, Arthur, kidnapped July 29, was in good hands. 'Trudge Unwillingly To School' on Day? Their Hero Arrives' - | 800,000 Children Resume | Studies; Increase in At-! tendance and Lack of ' Buildings Cause Part Time With the city arrayed in its best ; holiday attire, bunting wound around its pillars and flags hanging from its ? windows, 800,000 boys and girls turned i their steps reluctantly yesterday from the fair paths of holiday-time to the : dark alleys waylaid with reading and writing and arithmetic. The fact that the idol of the youth- ' ful heart was proceeding triumphantly ' through the city streets and belated '. summer Tunbeams were making merry I on the pavement* made it doubly hard for the youngsters to turn again to their books. However, there is an in- i ev liability abcut the ringing of the | sjchool gxipg that even the most re- ; fractory youngster recognises. So ' while the welkin rang for I'ershing. ? junior \cvr York lined itself up with ? a plump, tanned tir, a starched and j befrilled exterior and a zealously | r.erubbed countenance. The increase in the number af pu- I pi'ls reipistered this tenri is estimated \ at 15,000. Out of approximately S00, 000 children i0r000 art enrolled on the I part-time basis, or more than 5,0U0 j crvcr la.-t year's toral. The increase in the high cchool registration is tcsti- i mated at 4.000, making a grand total of over 70.000. lncren.se on Esst Sirfe The lack of aeeammodittion \s mak- | ing itself keenly felt. A alight in? crease over the usual number of new pupils entering ?.he primary grades is reported at Borne of the East Side schools. The failure of many parents to adopt the suggestion of the Board of Education officials that they register their children in advance resulted yes? terday in considerable confusion and i inconvenience. The public and parochial schools of j Brooklyn opened with a Largely in- ' creased registration. ?several new i schools end annexes were ready for occupancy, so that seating capacity j was adequate fo meet the demand. The curriculum for the coming term shows littl? variation from that of the last two years eicept for the introriue- ; lion of a comprehensive' course in civ? ics and democratic government, tie- ; signed to give the children a working knowledge of politics, and at the same ! time leave no room for the growth of ? Bolshevism. A series of pageants will ? be put on during the fall term, empha- j sizing the theme of democratic govern- ? ment. (.'ivies (.'ourse Compulsory This course in civics is made compul? sory for first grade high school stu dents, and more than 1-1,000 boys and ' girls will be launched upon it right ; away. As no textbooks could be found that adequately covered the. ground of city, state and Federal relationships, teachers have devoted part of their; vacation time to preparing papers on the following subjects: The City's Water Supply, Guarding! the Health of the People, Protecting: the Food of the City, Clothing, Regula- : tion of Buildings. Protection of Life, i and Property, Public Education, Pub- h lie Regulation of Work, Public Pro-,: vision for Recreation, Communication ; and Transportation, Lighting and Heat? ing as Public Utilities, Disposal of City Wastes, City Planning, Civic i Beauty, Care of the'City's Wards, Mak ing the Laws, Carrying Out. the Laws. Judicial Action. Paying the City's Bills and The Part of the Citizen in Govern ment, These will be compiled later in the , form of a textbook. Hearing on Postal Salaries Begin?* To-day Congressmen lo Give All Classes of Employe? Chance to Slale Case The Congressional joint commission ; on postal salaries arrived j?esterday ? at Hotel Pennsylvania and bergan pre? liminary investigations preparatory to ] the holding of sessions to-day with employes of the Postolliee Department of Xew York and New Jersey regarding wage readjustment on an equitable basis. The first hearings of the ' commission will be in the 'small ballroom of the hotel at 10 o'clock this morning. They will continue throuhghout the day and the commis? sion hones to i nish ?is work in ibis section by to-night. This commi-sion was appointed under a join, resolution to investigate alarios of postmasters and postal em? ployes and to reclas3?fy and readjust tiiese salaries. It also will hold ses? sions in Boston, Chicago. St. Paul. Cincinnati, Atlanta. Memphis, Kansas City and in Washington. In every case hearings will be accorded all postal employes in the s ates adjacent to lbi> cities where the;' are held. Evcrj cli' s of nostofnce employe is t. > be represented in the hearings. All or yesterday was devoted to scheduling appointments for employes desiring to be heard to-day. The first group to be heard al this morning's session are tiie ietter carriel s. Members of the commission are: Senator John II. Bankhead, of Ala? bama, chairman; Representative John A. Moon, of Tennessee, vice-chairman; Senators Kenneth McKellar, of Tennes? see; Edward J. Cay, of Louisiana; Thomas Sterling, of South Dakota, and George H. Moses, of New Hampshire; Representa ives Thomas II, Bell, of Georgia; A. B. House, of Kentucky; Holvar Steenerson, oi Minnesota, and Martin B. Madden, of Illinois, and Cecil A. Bearsley, secretary and Isham P. Byron, assistant .secretary. The hearings will be open to the general public. Letter is 37 Years in Covering Seven Bloeks Mailed From One Washington Hotel to Another When Arthur Was President New York Tribun? Washington Bureau WASHINGTON', Sept. 8.?On April 27, 1882, at 1 p.. m., a letter was mailed i from the Ebbit House here to Colonel ! Charles E. Sherman, then a guest at the Metropolitan Hotel. It bore the i suggestion, "Postmaster will please re? turn to above address if not called for ; in ten days." ; It vas returned to the New Ebbitt Hotel to-day, and Manager Gus Gum pert will call upen Adjutant Genera! ? Harri-, of the United States army, in an attempt to I nd Colonel Sherman, to ? whom the letter was written eurty in | the administration of President Chas? ter A. Arthur. When the letter was mailed Timothy ? O. Howe, of Wisconsin, was Postmaster ! General. While it was making the seven blocks to the Metropolitan and returning fifteen Postmaster Generals I served. THE STORE THAT REFLECTS THE GOOD TASTE OF NEW YORK JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co. Broadway at Ninth, New York. Store Hours, g to 5.30. Good morning! This is September 91 The weather today will orobably be partly cloudy. "I Went Into a Store and No One Even Looked at or spoke to me," said a stranger. "What store was that?" was asked, and he said he would not tell; but worse, he went away and probably will never go there again. This is our only remark upon this circumstance. The education of this store is to see that it has a welcoming look upon it that says, "Good Morning" and "Thank you for giving us the pleasure of seeing you." 9 Every visitor, gentleman and lady, is considered to have remem? bered cur frequently repeated in? vitation to come in and be at home. All our people are taught to not solicit or make any one uncom? fortable by attentions that might bore people. It is not always necessary to say to any one passing, "What can I do for you?" or "Can I show you any? thing?" until they come up to you and your attitude of readiness will show by your manner; and then make most polite and patient ef? fort to please the caller, whether t be for information or for sales. Wherever possible, go with peo? ple or call for the aisle manager to send some one, if another part of the building is to be visited. Put yourself and the store right always to your caller. Now, be careful to do this. [Sianed] Sept. 9, 1919. Proclamation! "I therefore call upon all in? habitants of the City of New York to display from their homes snrl places of business on the days of Gen. Pershing's so? journ with ur, the Stars and Stripes, the flag which now ?tands pre-eminently among the peoples of the world as the sym? bol of justice, freedom end pro? tection for the weak and op? pressed of a'l lands." -MAYOR SOHN F. HYLAN. * * * For Per shin g Day All-woo) bunting, sewed stripes and stars (won't fade or run), from 2x3 ft. size at $2.35, to 10 x 15 ft., at $56.75. Silk U. S. flags (won't fade) mounted on staffs with gilt heads, from 4 x 6 in. size at 10c, to 4 x 6 ft., at $12. Mu3lin flags on staffs, 15c, 25c. Flags, poles, brackets. SPECIAL?100 pieces muslin U. S. flags, sewed stripes and stars, strong canvas heading. f> x 10 ft., $3.50. Third Gallery, New Building. New colors in party frocks for Miss 14 to 20 Opal-shaded taffetas. Chiffons in a new sub? dued tone of raspberry-? also in love? ly jade, and in an exquis? itely dainty shade of or? chid. Taffetas in ravis hing shades of Amer i c a n Beauty, turquoise, water? melon nink, French blue, and yellow. Then, too, there are sim?le, trirlish interpretations of the black frock. Those in tulle are adorable. The new silhouettes decreed by Paris The silhouette with the ex? tended hip-line. The straiprht-line silhouette? the skirt is short and wide, but in chiffon and taffeta the line remains straight. The frock of many ruffles or with petal-shaped flounces. Prices are modest?$37.50 to $79.50. Second floor, CM Building. The Piano Salons will remain open until 9 tonight. Homc'coming Sale of Used Pianos First Gallery, New Building. Imported lingerie Inexpensive Fresh from Porto Rico, we. have recently received a new shipment of very moderately priced hand? made lingerie. Very sim? ple, very desirable, the sort which though dainty and nice will stay in order and stand many trips to the laundry. Very attractive envelope chemise and gown, both finished with a tailored hemstitched cas? ing for ribbons; $2.85. Hemstitching and embroidery are both used in a very sweet little gown and chemise, at $3.85 each. Third floor, Old Building. Special purchase of 19,600 pieces fancy china including 80 dinner sets IN THE CHINA SALE Five years ago, when the great war cut down Euro ' uean production. Japan en? tered more strongly into the field of dinnerware and fancy china. Oriental de? signs were laid aside, and Occidental designs were used. The china turned out was good. It was real vit { rifled china?quite trans luscent. And the designs were such as we are used to?floral designs and bor? der patterns like the pat? terns on European and American china dinner ?ets. Well, we have been for? tunate enough to get 19. 600 pieces of this good china at 30 per cent, underprice And you will find it- on the tables 80 dinner set 106 piece sets, $45. Our $60 grade. Floral design with coin gold handles. 106 piece set?, $52.50. Our $30 grade. Beautiful border pattern, coin gold handle. Fancy china In the same two patterns as tho dinner sets. Dinner plate?, $6 and $7 doz. Breakfast plates, $4.80 and $6 dozen. Tea plates, S3 and dozen. Bread and butter $2.40, $3 doz. Tea cups and saucers, $6 doz.. Cake plates, $1 ea. $4.80 plates, $0.50, ?V '?'Ht? / Probably the greatest Innovation in blouses is the long blouse One of the newest mod? els is made of Georgette crepo to the waistline, from which a heavy silk fringe falls 18 to 20 inches! In brown or white; $40. Longer still is a tricolette blouse which ex? tends in a slender straight line from shoulder to knees, finished with a simple little stitchery of sihrer and a rope girdle of corded silk; $54. Very attractive is n navy blue or pheasant brown blouse made a little like the old Russian blouse. The colors of the wool embroidn-v remind one of Russia, the viviii greens, crise and orange are so striking; $35. Rows and rows of little black fringe trim a gray tricolette blouse-?a blouse so simple and clever that it look? as if it came straight from Paris. Very practical and yet very lovely v a well-made Georgette crepe blouse, which depends totally for its style and air of becoming elegance on the gener? ous amount of hand-hemstitch? ing displayed on pleated collar, frill and cuffs. In flesh, white and beige; $25. New models are arriving every day. Dis? tinctive blouses, extreme blouses, and the more conserva? tive type. The firs-: tailored blouses foT Autumn are cominc in, too?very smart and good looking. Third floor, Old Building. This is the $52.50 set (our $80 grade) Second Gallery, New Building. , A new corduroy rohe The very popular and becom ing bath robe of corduroy is appea ring this season in the form of a less in? formal neg? ligee. II slips over t h e head and has all the airs and graces of a tea gown. These negligees are very trim and easy to slip into. The material is very becom? ing. While they are heavy enough to give the desired warmth, it is not at all bulky. In =oft rose, American Beauty, wistaria and lavender, blue and navy; $7.85. Third floor, Old Bui'ding. The smart fox The sale of winter furs Ends Saturday Any day this week you may choose from a large stock of coats, capes, stoles and small furs at 20 oer cent, below next Monday's price The smartness and va? riety of the coats is one of the achievements of this sale. Coats of Alaskan seal ?rlmost like the diamond 'n its standard of fur val? ue^?are $5*5 (36 in., lav ishly tr;mmed with skunk), and $850 (45 in., either nlf?in or with tremendous ?ha\vl collar and cuff-; of skunk) ; mad? fo your order, in either ?f the three model? desired, out of U. S. Government skins, St. Louis dyed. Hudson seal coats, $240 to $405. Mole coats. $415 to S800. Squirrel coats. S?3?5 to $??00 Caracul coats. S39f> to $1.000. Beaver coats. *r>7r>. Nutria coats. S300 to $500. Neural muskrat coats, $160 to S265. Raccoon coats. $255 and !?27.~. ^wp.U furs Scarfs of taune and Lucille fox are $30- to S100: of black for.. $30 to S105; of rros? fox K110 to 5200; of silver fox! "00 and SS60; of stone marten, $50 to $120. Skunk?from slip collars at $22 to shouldc?r capes at S335. Mink?from one-skin collar at $22 to an 18-skin stole at $265; and cape coatee at $635. Squirrel?from neckpieces at $30 to a shoulder cape at $180. Mole?from neckpiece at $22 to cape at $320. . Australian opossum ? from slip collarette at S17.50 to stoles at SI 50. Second floor, Old Building. 18 holes on Pershing Day? Get your supplies today. "RADIO golf balls, $1.05 ea. Tweed golf suits. $50. $57.50. Imported sweaters, $13.75 to $20. Golf stockings, $4 to $6 pr. Leather golf iacket, $16.50. Bicycles. $39.50 to $49.50. Tennis rackets and balls. The Sport Shop? Burlington Arcade floor. New Building. Wanamaker's Not Wanamaker's If you are going to buy an aluminum saucepan TEST IT! Take it up in your hands.and try to squash it. The Wanamaker saucepans at 90c will stand this test. Cheaper inferior saucepans will NOT?th^y squash! Then, notice that this same Wanamaker saucepan has a handle made of two pieces of steel and hollow inside?this keeps it cool. We could give our cus? tomers a less expensive good-looking saucepan?but it would not be a really good saucepan. Again the frame of all casseroles, pie dishes and bak? ing dishes in the sale are made of so!'^ brass and nickel-plated (nol eas'lv-rusted steci). The h'ttle standards arc net cheaply soldered on?? the handles are firm, the pottery is substantial and good. When you buy a causercle at $1.80 you have bought something that will laet and lock well as long as it lasts. Housekeepers think ! When you buy. buy carefully. It is false economy to buy an article just because it is inexpensive. ' Come and inspect our? ?shining, strong, yet light aluminumware. ?our not easily chipped clean enamelware. ?our clean, smooth wooden ware. >ur heavy, sturdy ironware. )ur oak refrigerators, $9 to $23 less, ?our White Mountain refrigerators, 10 to 35 per cent less. ?our Wanamaker Special sewing machine, only $27. ?our step-saving kitchen cabinets, selling at $50. ?our hand washing machines, 10 per cent. less. Seventh Gallery, New Building.

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