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WENT T ) THE "Sll.-klltiS.' MONEYLENDER'S 40 PER CENT A remarkable dialogue was heard in Mr, Justice Horridge's Court in the King's Bench Division when a retired: engineer named William Henry Savage was sited by a firm of moneylenders on a promissory note. The defendant admitted the notes, but akfld the judge to reduce the interest claimed. Referred by Mr. Warren (the money- lender's counsel) to other alleged trans- actions with moneylenders, the defendant. admitted that he had raised money in that way. and said, Yes, and I have paid through the nose." The Judge: I will assume that if it; is a moneylender the interest is large. Later the defendant said, "I have been pressed by several of these ',sharkc, Mr. Warren But you went to the sharks "? The Defendant: Yes. unfortunately, and I have been nearly swallowed. The defendant added later that he received many moneylenders' circulars, and the judge- said, "Yes, I am not surprised. They pester me enough with circulars." Counsel: What is your objection to paying these sums ?—The Defendant: They are alto- gether extortionate. Eventually his Lordship gave judgment for- the moneylender for the amount of cash ad,. vanced and 40 per cent. interest. The Judge allowed no costs, and expressed the view that, the interest eriginaloly claimed was extortionate.
PLAGUE AND INFECTED RATS. In connection with the slight increase ii7 plague mortality, the Time* of India has dis- covered that this "mortality is lower than we. should expect, in view of the spread of plague among rats. It appears that 8 per cent: or the rats caught are now plague infected: This; is decidedly higher than is usual so early im the year. But human plague is not increas- ing correspondingly. The epidemic may later come into line with the epizootic. At. present the difference from their usual rela- tionship is a point for speculation. We have- to ask ourselves whether it is only accidental,, or if it means that the people are at last taking some notice of the warnings so long; thrust upon them to beware of rat infection."
FINES BY INSTALMENTS. FABES PAID HOMB FROM PRISON;. MR. McKENNA'S BILL. The softening of the law relating to oertaupf classes of prisoners is the object of a bill pro- posed by Mr. McKenna, the Home Secretary, the text of which has been issued. The object of the measure is to diminish- the number of cases committed to prison, to- amend the law with respect to the treatment and punishment of young offenders, and otherwise to improve the administration of criminal justice." The measure makes it obligatory for a court of summary jurisdiction to allow a person fined under 40s. not less than seven days in which to pay if he desires it. Provision is made for proportionate reduc- tion of imprisonment on the payment of in- stalments, and for a uniform scale of. court fees for all courts of summary y-rlsdietion. An important provision is that where im*. prisonment is imposed by any court in respec t of the non-payment of any sum adjudged b y that or any other court to be paid, the in 1- prisonment shall be without hard labour." The object of another provision is to pl.ie vent influences on first offenders, while p er- sona committed for contempt of court will j tot. be placed in association with orimi at prisoners or compelled to wear prison dress,. Where a prisoner is discharged from a prison) situated beyond the limits of the county, borough, or place in which he was arrested, hie return journey will be paid for by the State. In cases of non-payment of a fine or civil: debt, an offender is safeguarded from dis- traint "where the levy of distress will be- more injurious to him or his family than im-- prisoBment.
CHARGE OF OBTAINING CRFDITI, ARCHITECT'S WIFE SENT FOR TRTAL". A London solicitor's clerk at Windsor. on< Friday, said that Jeianne do la Fargue," a fashion ably-dressed woman of thirty-three,, charged with obtaining Y-43 credit, was a Mrs. Brown, the wife of a well-known archi- tect who was made bankrupt five years ago. Edith Jane Snook, trading ae Madame- Jane, a blouse specialist, said that prisoner,, whilst staying at the White Hart Hotel,, posed as a wealthy widow, and said she had been presented at Court, and that as her hus- band had left his property tied up she could: only get money through her solicitors.. Prisoner also said she had to attend a law- uit in Edinburgh about her property, and that her income was E10, and that her hotel'. bin amounted to £ 6 or £ 7 a week. She' ordered goods from witness in December- Amounting to £4 4s., and paid by a cheque- for £ 17, and later, when ordering goods- obtained a loan of £ G0. The managing clerk of Messrs. Arthur Veasey and Co., solicitors, said that the- prisoner, whose name was not Dc la Fargue,. had no property in Scotland, and that the- cheque for £17 was a loan from witness'* em- ployers. Prisoner, who denied the charge and' re- served her defence, was committed for trial.
NURSE IMPRISONED FOR FRAUD. I Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Pendred. a nurse, of Ascot, has been sentenced to a month's im- prisonment with hard labour by the Berk- shire magistrates at Wokingham for obtain- ing money by means of fraud from a number of women in the villages of Winkfielrl, Wan- field, and Bracknell. Representing that she- was on the staff of the Ascot Nursing Home, she cycled about the district offering for sale tablets marked" Kurse's Skin Soap," at prices ranging from threepence to sixpence. She stated that the proceeds were in aid of the institution. The charge of aiding and: abetting against her husbnnd, an antique dealer out of work, who admitted living on. the proceeds of the sale of the soap, was dis- missed.
"WORLD WALKER" SENTENCED. "Captain Lancelot Malpagnc" has been sentenced at the Tyrone Assizes to three years' penal servitude on various charges of obtaining money by false pretences. "Cap- tain Malpagii-- is the man who hoaxed the Mayor of Derry. an:oiig many other people. His favourite "turn was to pose as an American millionaire's son who was walking round the world for a wager of £ 10,000, one of the conditions being that on the tour lie must provide himself with a wife. The Mayor of Deny gave him a letter cf introduction to the chairman of the Enniskillen Urban Coun- cil, the document being scaled with the borough seal and signed by the Mayor, town Lfijerk,, and an alderman.
KENT REEKS MYSTERY, STORY OF A CLUE AND PROBABLE ARREST. Sensational developments a-re expected in the next few days in connection with the mysterious murder of Kent Reeks, a young Australian marine engineer, at Bilston, near Wolverhampton, two months ago, and an early arrest is considered likely. Reeks had come to England to pass an ,exami,iiatioii, and had spent a little time at Swinton, near Manchester, with relatives. Two days after leaving them he was found shot dead at Bilston. On Friday, says the Star, an officer of an ocean-going liner who has been on the high seas since a date prior to the tragedy, arrived at Liverpool, and, on reaching port, immedi- ately got into touch with the police. He in- formed them that he had only a day or two before heard o-f the murder of Kent Reeks, and that he was the murdered man's oldest and closest friend. He had been in constant correspondence with Reeks up to a little time before his death. He stated that this corre- spondence threw considerable light on Kent Reeks's "movements and friends" while in England, and there was confirmation of this found in the correspondence itself. Necessarily very great reticence has to be observed in regard to a communication of this kind, but what is certain is, that Reeks and the young officer, who has now given new information to the police, were on the most intimate terms, and that the dead man .'had given to his friend, then far distant, full accounts of what he was doing in this country. It will be recalled also that during the days succeeding the tragedy, when the police all over the country were pursuing inquiries. it was surmised that his correspondence might give some inkling of what his intended movements were to be. His friend, who has seized the very first opportunity on getting to England to inform the police of what the correspondence contained, is naturally very • anxious that the clue he furnishes may prove of assistance in unravelling the mysterious crime. Reel's body was found in a pool of blood near a disused- pit-shaft at Bilston. near Wolverhampton, on. January 20th. He had shot ffir times in ihe head, and re- the body were four empty and three live cartridges.
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TAXr-CABS AS TRAPS. ENTERPRISING WEST-END THIEVBS. Scotland Yard detectives are looking out for taxi-cabs believed to be owned or hired by a gang of pickpockets and thieves, whose plan of campaign is to keep a taxicab in close proximity to West-End restaurants or hotels, a.iid thc-ii to angle for customers who have dined well but not wisely. The intended prey is hailed and invited to enter the cab in wait- ing under the pretext that he will be seen -safely home. The taxicab drives away till en route refreshment is suggested and brought to the fare in the cab. The liquor is "hocussed," and the victim awr kes to find himself on the pavement or in a cell, with the contents of his pockets missing. An attempt of this character has been made on a City man, who was, how- ever, sufficiently shrewd to recognise the need of carefulness, and when the cab pulled up at a hostelry well outside the glare he inehred on leaving It and hailing another cab.
SOLICITORS STRUCK OFF. The following six solicitors were on Friday struck off the rolls by a Divisional Court of the King's Bench John Lawrence Bell, Gray's Inn-square; Henry George Danger, Seymour-place, W.; and William Henry Curtis, High-road, Weald- stone, each for professional misconduct. Frederick William Richardson, Robert Michael Hall, and Joseph Gibson, each sen- tenced to three years' penal servitude for fraudulent conversion, at Stafford, Devizes, and Carlisle Assizes respectively.
"TIMES" AND UNION LABOUR. Trade unionism has captured the Timet -after a long siege, and in future trade union labour will be employed in its printing -department. Four hundred men can now join unions if they wish to, and of these, roughly, 2j0 are compositors. The societies who will gain recruits by the change are the London Society of Composi- tors, Machine Managers' Trade Society, Society of Operative Printers' Aseista: s, and .society of Warehousemen and Cutters. The change, it is understood, has met with ihe approval of the men employed in the flft- ting-up, reading, and printing depjyrtaaeotps.
THE ULSTER CRISIS. ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR, CHANCELLOR'S WARNING. 70 ARMY OFFICERS RESIGN: BUT REJOIN AFTER EXPLANATIONS. Speaking at Huddersfield on Saturday. Mr. Lloyd George said We are confronted with the greatest issue since the days of the Stuarts. I am here, en behalf of the British Govern- ment, to say this That the Government will confront this defiance of popular liberties with the most lvsolute and unwavering deter- mination, whatever the hazard may be. The whole foundation of civil liberty is at stake. They are fighting the battle of the British Oligarchy with an Orange Army. but the issue is broader and wider than the domain of Ulster.
KING'S GRAVE CONFERENCES. INTERVIEWS WITH FIELD-MARSHALS. Briefly, the outstanding events in London on Saturday were as follows Colonel Seely had a long conference with Mr. Winston Churchill, and then proceeded to Buckingham Palace for an audience of the King. Mr. Churchill visited the Prime Minister, as also did Lord Stanifordham, the King's Private Secretary. Field-Marshal Sir John French, who had ipent most. of the day at the War Office, was late in the afternoon summoned to Bucking- ham Palace for an audience of his Majesty, who is taking a keen and anxious interest in the situation. Lord Roberts also had an audience of the King, and afterwards went to the War Office, where he had an interview with Colonel Seely. The Prime Minister himself was received in audience by the King at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, and remained with his Majesty for an hour. The King on Monday again received in audience Colonel Seely and Sir John French, and also Sir Arthur Paget, commanding the troops in Ireland.
AN ARMY PROTEST. OFFICERS AND THE CRISIS. The special correspondent of the Standard at Dublin writes: Saturday was a day of sen- sations at the C-urragh. The principal topic of conversation was the action of the cavalry officers, seventy of whom handed in their re- signations at Newbridge. The gates of the military barracks were closed and double sen- tries, armed with twenty rounds of ammuni- tion, were on duty. Orders arrived at the camp on Friday that the Third Cavalry Brigade should immedi- ately mobilise and proceed to Ulster. Practi- cally all the officers of the brigade, which is commanded by Brigadier-General H. do las Poer Gough, declined to obey. The brigade includes the 4th Hussars, 5th Lancers, and 16th Lancers. Commanding Officer General Sir Arthur Paget visited the camp on Satur- day morning, and intimated that the War Office refused to accept the resignations. It was understood that the officers then undertook in certain circumstances to go to Ulster, but refused to take arms against the people there.
MINISTERS AND THE ARMY. NO AGGRESSIVE ACTION INTENDED." In both Houses of Parliament on Monday it was announced by the Government that the Army officers who had; tendered their resignations "through a misunderstanding" had rejoined their units, and Lord Morley added that the- King had expressed- his ap- proval of this course. It is understood that Brigadier-General Gough, the Commander of the Third Cavalry Brigade, has received a written assurance that the troops under hie command will not be called upon to coerce the people of Ulster. The debat,2 in the CgyimoTm was remark- able for a statement read by Mr. Bonar Law, recording Sir Arthur Paget's announcement to his officers that active operations were to be undertaken a.ga.inst Ulster, and that he expected the country to be in a blaze by Saturday." Mr. Asquith. declared that there had been no intention to take aggressive action against Ulster, and no further move- ments of troops were contemplated. Colonel Seely told the House of Commons that the resignations of the officers were due to a misunderstanding of the nature of the duties they were asked to perform. He went on to say that the movements of troops were purely precautionary measures for the protec- tion of Government arms and ammunition.
GENERAL GOUGH'S RETURN. A WRITTEN ASSURANCE. General Gough, who had been sent for, with other officers, to London, and had had an interview with Colonel Seely, the War Minister, left London for .Dublin on Monday night. He resumes command of his Brigade, the Times understands, with a written assurance from the Government that the troops under his command will not be used to coerce the people of Ulster into acceptance of the Home Rule Bill. Meantime, Ulster remains quiet. SYMPATHIES WITH ULSTER. BUT WOULD OBEY KING'S ORDERS. Addressing the officers and men of the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment at the Cur- ragii on Saturday, General Sir C. Fergusson said that his and the men's sympathies were with Ulster, and he earnestly hoped they would not have to take arms against that pro- vince, but if they were ordered there, like loyal soldiers of the King they would obey that command. He referred to the splendid service of the men in South Africa, and said he was certain that wherever the Manchester Regiment went on active duty they would give a good account of themselves.
STATEMENT BY THE PREMIER THREE MISAPPREHENSIONS. The Prime Minister has authorised the Times to make a statement on his behalf, with the object of removing what he holds to be three distinct misapprehension in the public mind a-s to the actions and intentions of the Government. "PURELY PRECAUTIONARY." In the first place, he said, it should be understood that, the movements of troops in Ireland which have been recorded during the la3t few days were purely of a precautionary character. It must have been obvious, in- deed, to anyone who followed them with knowledge that the policy of dispersing small bodies of troops in Ul-iter was per- fectly useless from a strategic point of view. The intention was simply to give additional protection to the arms, ammunition, and military stores which are scattered about the country and might become the object of a raid. As for the eo-called naval movements, they simply consisted in the use of two small eruisers t8 convey a detachment of troops to Carrickfergus without the necessity of march- ing them through the streets of Belfast. No further movements of troops are in contem- plation. RUMOUR OF WARRANTS. In the second place, the prevalent rumour that warrants are out for the arrest of the Ulster leaders, has not, and never has had, the slightest foundation in fact. This rumour, no doubt, was honestly believed by Sir Ed- ward Carrson and his ,jLipporters both in Ire- land and in this country. The Government has never taken, and does not contemplate, any such step. ACTION OF OFFICERS. The third misapprehension is to some ex- tent the result of the second. Ili conceri, the recent action of officeis of the Army at the Curragh and elsewhere. There is a wide- spread impression abroad that the Govern- ment contemplates instituting a general in- quisition into the intentions of officers in the event of their being ashed to take up arms against Ulster. No such action is intended, if only for the reason that the en-iploym-eiit of troops against Ulster is a contingency which the Government hope may never arise.
GOVERNMENT'S GRAVE POSITION. The seriousness of the position, says a correspondent writing on Tuesday night, cannot possibly be exaggerated. Unofficial Members of the Liberal Party, Labour Mem- bers, and Nationalists are alike unsparing in their condemnation of the Ministerial attitude so far as it can at present be understood, and the few voices which are raised to urge caution in forming a judgment on incomplete materials are overborne in the torrent of protest. The "victory" of the Curragh officers caused great exultation at the Camp, and General Gough was given an enthusiastic re- ception on his return there bringing with him the document containing the alleged "assurances. The special correspondent of the Man- chester Guardian in Dublin says that what has happened in the matter of the cavalry officers is unquestioningly regarded at the Curragh as the capitulation of the Govern- ment to their threats. The young officers are exultant at their release from any obligation to take up arms to suppress organised resist- ance to Home Rule in Ireland. There is some danger, according to a special correspondent in Belfast, that the Irish Nationalist leaders may not be able, in view of the present situation, to maintain the control they have exercised so long over their followers in Ulster. A bitter feeling is showing itself, he says, both among Catholic and Protestant Home Rulers.
THE OPPOSING FORCES. STRENGTH OF BOTH SIDES. The two forces in Ireland at the present moment may be stated approximately as follows: Regular Tro,)ps :-Infantry, Cavalry, Artil- lery, &c., 25,000; 168 field guns in Ulster. Ulster Volnnt-eers :-Strcngth estimated at 70,000 to 110,000 men, with probably 80,000 rifles. Divided into 65 battalions, with Cavalry and Engineer units. In detail, the Regular troops in Ireland are as follows: Cavalry 2,050 R.H. and Field Artillery 4,300 Royal Garrison Artillery. 750 Royal Engineers. 1,300 Infantry 14,400 Army Service Corps 850 R.A.:M:.C. 560 Army Veterinary Corps 40 Army Ordnance Corps 250 Army Pay Corps 40 Total 24,540 The officers include: Commander-in-Chief—General Sir A. Paget. Chief of Rtaff Brigadier-General G. T. Forestier-W alker. 3rd Cavalry Brigade-Brlga-dièr General H. de la P. Gough. 5th Division-Major General Sir C. Fer- gusson. 13th Infantry Brigade Major- General G. T. Cuthbert. 14th Infantry Brigade—Brigadier-General S. P. Rolt. 15th Infantry Brigade Brigadier-General Count Gleichen. 6th Division- Major-General W. P. Pulteney. 16th Infantry Brigade Brigadier-General R. C. In,gouville-Williams. 17th Infantry Brigade Brigadier-General W. R. B. Doran. Artillery—Brigadier-Generals Headlam and Paget.
ULSTER'S ORGANISED FORCE. Of the Ulster Volunteer Force the Com- mander-in-Chief is General Sir George Richardson, and the Chief of Stnff Colonel Hacket-Pain. Many of the subordinate com- mands are filled by ex-Army men, and in the ranks are a large number who have been in the Army, young men and old. Belfast has the largest number of Volun- teer battalione--name-ly eighteen. Down comes next with ten, while other counties have either five, four, three, or two batta- lions. There is only one mounted regiment, the Enniskillen Horse, but each county divi- sion finds a mounted section and cyclists. There is an extensive medical organisation, for which the women of Ulster have worked specially. There are regimental doctors, dressing stations, ambulances, and hospitals already organised, while many ambulances have been promised by sympathisers in Eng- land and Scotland. In each battalion stretcher-bearers have been organised and trained. The Ulster Signalling and Despatch Riding Corps does not rest upon a county basis, but is recruited from and serves the whole pro- vince. It has 400 motor-cars and 200 motor- cyclists at disposal. It has established a complete system of communication by flag, lamp, and heliograph all over the province.
MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S SPEECH GOVERNMENT RESOLUTE. Mr. Lloyd George dealt with the Irish ques- tion in a speech delivered at Huddersfield on Saturday. He said a grave crisis had arisen lin the history of democratic government in this country, the like of which had not been experienced since the days of the Stuarts. 'Then our forefathers had to face the claim of the Divine Right of Kings; to-day it was the Divine Right of the aristocracy. If Liberalism flinched one inch before the insolent and arro- gant claims now put forward, it was not fit any longer to be an instrument of govern- ment, and must give way to sterner mettle. But, on behalf of the Government, he said they meant to confront this defiance of popu- lar Liberties with a most resolute and un- wavering determination, whatever the hazard might be. He ridiculed the expedient of put- ting the issue to the test by means of the Referendum, which he characterised as the subtlest device ever invented to fortify, rich and powerful interests against reform. It had failed in other countries because people would not take the trouble to vote. It never secured the object it professed to attain, which, how- ever, was not the same thing as saying it did not secure the object which it was designed to attain. The refusal of the Opposition to en- tertain the Government's offer showed that they did not want a settlement. This might not be true of Sir Edward Carson, Mr. Bonar La w. and other of the leaders, but there were men behind them who had during recent years rushed then) from one wild plunge to another. Those men did not want a settlement.
A sf atem-ent in the Parliamentary papers shows that the num ber of fatal accidents which have occurred in the Royal Arcr&ffc Factory and Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) since August 18th, 1911, was twelve, involving sixteen lives.
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BLACKMAILING. SAID TO BE RIFE IN LONDON. The painful concern of Ma-dame Caillaux for an old letter, which resulted in the tragedy in Paris, is well understood by thousands of men and women in good positions in London who have been victimised through old corre- spondence. says the Standard. Blackmail based upon unfortunate letters is rampant in London at the present time., and more so than ever before. This is the experi- ence of an inquiry agent who specialises in such cases. Often' apparently worthless love- letters are really worth sums amounting to a considerable proportion of the incomes of the authors if they get into the hands of the black- mailers, and 'they are ti ed without scruple until the writers have been drained of all the money they possess or can raise. There are various ways," added the agent, "in wlr'eh the blackmailers obtain such letters. One is to purchase them for a small sum from servants, though the jr.o-st common practice is to make use of women :n menial or unfortunate positions who attractive features for the purpose. A de- partmental head who never makes mistake- :n business is often found to be susceptibl < to the charms of a pretty girl in a re-v-hon. Should he invite her to spend the often n-n up the river with him she suggests thai he should send her a note fixing thrt date "nd time. That is sufficient for her blackmailing friend, who immediately begins to work. "Having ascertained that the proposed vic- tim is married, has a rising family, and a circle of comfortably situaW friends, he makes a call at the office, obtains an inter- view. and reveals his hand. The prospect of a subsequent- visit from the girl, who may begin j" scream when in the waiting-room, or of his letter being sent to his wife, is often s;,f" -icnt Jo extract a heavy sum of hush- money. But the sum, however large, never satisfies. As long as the victim has money so long the blackmail continues. Of course, by placing the blackmailer in the reach of the law the victim could escape, but then only by the revelation of that which he has every wish to conceal. The other way is through a private inquiry agent, who has his own of silencing the blackmailer, who usually is well known to him."
"KLNG'S SEIiGKANT" RETIRES. MAX WHO LI "ID STATE PROCESSIONS. Police-sergeant A 1, who has ridden on horseback iV. f,.it of nil the Royal proces- sions during the pest twenty years, and conse- quently is a familiar figure" to Londoners and to the thou- "ids of visiters who have flocked to the metropolis to wite- great state cere- monies, retired from the police force on Saturday, says the Daily Kxpress, after more than thirty years' service. His name, Albert Gold-swain, is probably unknown beyond his own circle of relatives and colleagues, but as the King's sergeant," or "A I," few have failed to notice him and to admire his stalwart presence, splendid !ol- i' iiip-lie has been a prize-winner on three occasions at the Olympia International Horse Show—and wonderful moustachios. In addition to being at the head of historic pro- cessions. "A 1" has also ridden in front of the Royal carriage when the King attended race meeting at Goodwood or Ascot or enter- tainments in London, but the advent of the Royal motor-cars lessened his duties consider- ably during the latter part of his period of service. At the opening of Parliament he was also in charge of the escort which conveys the Royal jewels from the Tower to the Lord Chamberlain's office.
HALVING A DOCTOR'S DOS" i COMPLAINT AGAINST A CHEMIST. Dr. A. E. Thomas (medical officer of health for Fiesbury) has reported to the Borough Council a complaint of inaccurate dispensing of medicine by a chemist for an insured resident. Dr. Lauzun-Brown (committee chairman) said a doctor had prescribed 120 grains of a drug, and the chemist had only put in 57 grains. The drug \\as to relieve acute rheu- matic fever, and the diminution would only prolong the agony of the sufferer. Aidenn Howes: Who will pay the ana- lyst's ? Dr. B'T'V. n The Cc;ilicil. There were two and the fee was "10s. 6d. for each. I A iri-.tio'i that tl-o Insurance Commissioners be asked to nay the analyst's fees was carried.
EXTENSIVE SHOW OF TZrimmedTWHinery AND Spring N 00di AT a. :J1. "THE DOWLAIS DRAPERS Everything that bears the Characteristic of newness, that evidences originality of Idea or Design, is especially inter- esting. That is why we ask you to call and see our 64 New Arrivals." Distinctive Costumes. Stylish Sports Coats. Smart Neckwear. New Millinery. Charming Blouses. Fashionable Gloves, Etc., Etc. Costume Department. Costumes in the most Attractive Styles. You will be impressed by the smart appearance of our Tailored Costumes, which are the Latest, Spring Styles, and perfect reproductions of the highest priced models. Ladies' Fine Coating Serge Costumes, smartly Tailored, from 15/11. Ladies' and Maids' Tweed Costumes, in all the Newest Styles and Colourings, from 9/11. SPECIAL VALUES IN THE NEW SPORTS COATS. Millinery. This week is particularly set apart for a Special Display of our Trimmed Popular Priced Hats. The assortment is very extensive, and the models are characteristic of what you would expect at our Establishment. The same taste and dis- tinctiveness is shown in these Hats as there is in many models priced five and six times as high. The Styles are all individual, and we assure you that none of them are duplicated. We have Hats for Ladies, Misses, and Girls in the collection at prices that will afford a perfectly satisfactory purchase. Hundreds of Smart Stemi-Trimmed Hats in Fine vChip, all the Newest Colourings, from 1/6. Ladies',Untrimmed Chip Hats, fine make, from 1/3. Ladies' Black Chip Hats, Smart Styles, from 3d. Profuse Variety of Millinery Trimmings, including all the Latest Makes of Soft Mounts, Flowers, Feathers, and Coloured Lancers, in all the Leading Shades. Hats for kittle Girls. Bach model possesses that indefinable quality called "Style." This Season's Hats are the best that ingenious brains and clever fingers can devise. Hundreds of Styles from 1/11 to Compare our Prices. Glove Department. We have our full range of Summer Weight Gloves, in all colours. Ladies' Tan Nappa Gloves, in all sizes. Ladies' Silk Elbow Gloves, 16, 18, 20 and 22 button lengths, all colours. Blouses. BLOUSE DISPLAY. We are now showing Blouses in all the Smartest and most Stylish Materials for Spring wear. This display offers better satisfaction in the selection of becoming styles, high-grade qualities, as well as moderate prices, than can be obtained elsewhere. SPECIAL ? 18 doz. Casement Cloth Shirt Blouses, with Polo Collars, in Saxe, Grey, Tan, Amethyst, Rose, and Navy, 1 /0 £ each worth i /6. White Embroidered Lawn Blouses, Peter Pan Collars, from 1 /6. Ladies' Cambric Shirt Blouses, Fast Colours, from 1/11&. Ladies' Cream and Black Silk Blouses, in all the Latest USects. SEE THIS WEEK'S DISPLAY. Sluart Xecknear. One might imagine the touch of fairy fingers all through this department, so dainty and fine are the creations of charming Neckwear. J udic- ious Buying has enabled us to offer you an unusually fine assortment of stylish Novelties, at prices in sympathy with all purses. You can give your costume an inexpensive touch of refinement by a selection from our wonderful assortment of dainty Lace Neckwear, such as Peter Pans, Jabots, Scarves, Swishine Collars. Coat Collars, Bows, Ties, and all the lovely little nick-nacks of dainty Laces. Our Lace Department. Has a very fine assortment of cut Laces. To realize the charm of beautiful Lace patterns, visit our Lace Department, and see our varied and rich assortment. Torchon Laces. There is no more economical way for the woman whose garments are made at home, than to watch the extraordinary values we are now offering. Now is your opportunity to procure some excellent Cotton Torchons and Insertions in pretty designs and various widths, at Special Prices. See our Windows this Week. Don't forget our successful CLOTHING CLUB. Join early-pay in what you like-and have out what you like.