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HOMES FORTHE WAIFS
Enterprises of Benevolent
Men and Women.
NEW HOTEL IN NEW YORK
No Girl Admitted Earning Over $12
EFFORTS OF LOCAL PEOPLE
Opening the Guatemalan Hailway.
Over 14,000 Bills Already Intro
duced in Present Congress.
BY W1LI.IAM E. CURTIS.
Written for The Star ami the ("hii'apo Record
Tlvre was recently opened in 10'2d street.
New York, a six-story lodging anil board
ing house intended exclusively for work
ing girls. It has fifty-six rooms and is
capable of accommodating one hundred
girls, who wiill be required to pay only
$2.00. J3. 13.00 and $3.7.1 per week for
board and room, according to location,
and SO cents a week extra for their laun
dry. No girl earning more than $11! a
week or over thirty years of age will be
admitted. There is a common sitting
room and reading room, with newspapers,
magazines and books, and a common sew
ing room with sewing machines and all
the appurtenances of a dressmaking es
tablishment. In which the girls may make
their own garments, trim their own hats,
do their mending and assist each other in
similar feminine necessities. The hotel
has been erected by .snd will be under
the management of Rev. II. M. Tindall,
pastor of an Interdenominational church in
the same neighborhood known as the Peo
ple's Tabernacle, and it is intended to
furnish a comfortable and attractive home
with clean and nourishing food for a few
of the thousands of homeless girls who
are working for small wages In the city
of New York. ^
There have been several ex^rimerjts of
this kind to furnish accommodations of
various grades for working women, but
this is the first institution which has been
able to offer so much for so little to a
class that requires more care and needs
a home more than any other. It is a
mj-stery how young women are able to
support themselves in a city like New
York, where their wages are so low.
where distances are so great and where j
the cost of living Is so high. Saleswom
en. cash girls, shopgirls, sewing girls as
a rule are paid less than $12 a week, and
the great majority receive only $5 or JO
a week, on which they are compelled to
feed, lodge and clothe themselves, and
pay their street car fares between their
lodgings and their places of labor.
Local Homes for Girls.
Washington does not offer such a diffi
cult problem. The wages of working girls
in private employment here are about the
Maae as they are in New York, in gov
ernment work they are much higher, but
the cost of living is less, the distances
are not so great, the temptations are com
paratively few. and the accommodations
are much more -healthful, agreeable and
economical. There are several homes
maintained by church societies, both
Catholic and Protestant, where young
women can obtain board and lodging at
cost and where they are protected from
the temptations that women of their class
are exposed to everywhere, although they
are by no means so great In Washington
as in other larger clti<*. As a rule, too,
nearly ail of the working girls of Wash
ington belong in the city and live with
their parents. The rioatjng population of
this class Is much.smaller, than in any
other city of its sise, because Washington
is not a commercial or a manufacturing
tswn, and there Is little here to dr?w
girls from -the villages and the farms.
The demand for their class of labor is
supplied by the resident families.
The Youiig Women's Christian Associa- I
tion has a home for working girls on lath |
street neajr N street northwest; a so
ciety of bemevolent women have a similar j
institution called the Young Woman's]
jtlan 7 Home at 311 C street nortl
?/est, of/which Mr. George W. White,
? ashler Of the Commercial National Bank,
? 'the treasurer. The Catholic women of
he city maintain St. Catherine's Home,
' i North Carolina avenue southeast, and
ere / are several other places where
homeless girls who are trying to earn
their living are kindly cared for.
T?e same conoitlons prevail concerning
working toys. No other city of the same
_^*fse Is so free from the evils of child
"labor as Washington. There is very little
demand here tor the services of young
boyB, either In mercantile or manufactur
ing establishments, and that is easily sup
plied by (Jf families of the city. Never
theless. a certain nunvber always hate
to be taken care of by benevolence. Most
of them are native children, whose par
ents are unable to provide for thetn;
widows who are compelled to support
themselves and younger children and can
not earn enough to make both ends meet;
f*tMp who are Incapacitated by one
cau^Lpr another, and cannot furnish the
pflMRai care and support that their
children need. Many of the chamber
maids, waitresses, cooks and other serv
ing women In hotels, boarding houses and
private houses of Washington are widows
who are not allowed to keep their chil
dren with them, and who. in many cases,
have no relatives or friends with whom
thj children can be placed. Sometimes
they are able to provide clothing and
even to pay for board in a private fam
ily. but it is difficult for a mother whos>
occupation demands her entire time and
attention to watch over her children,
even if she is able to board and clothe
The Maulsby Home.
It is gratifying to know that there is I
a home in this city where the young sons !
of women in such situations are taken
tare of. where they can have comfortablt
beds, nourishing food, wholesome sur
roundings. and the diversions and amuse
ments that childhood demands. It is
called the Working Boys' Home, and It
occupies an old-fashioned mansion at 'S9j
C street northwes;, which was a legacy
from the late Mrs. George Maulsby. It
accommodates forty boarders and is sup
ported entirely by subscriptions from cit- j
liens of Washington who have a kindly
spirit for boys. Mrs. C. M. Ffoulke, '^>11
Massachusetts avenue northwest. Is presi
dent of the board of managers; Mrs. Wll- ;
liam Kerr, J013 Q street northwest, is j
vice presiuent; Mrs. L. N. Prindle, the j
Ontario, is secretary, and Miss F. G. |
Child* of Chevy Chase, Md.. is the treas-j
urtr. It costs about $ti,l*J0 to support
forty boys ,in this home for one year, j
The sum of will pay all the expenses
of forty boys for a month, and lltt will
pay all tjieir expenses for a day. During
i he summer the boys spend their vaca
tion.- In a camp on a hill In the woods
on the Pierce Mill road, near the labora
tories of the bureau of standards, and
those who do not have to work are kept
out of doorg for three months, sleeping
on iron cots and in hammocKs and nav
ing a beautiful time. During the winter
inoi.ths they have the us.; of a gymnasium
undei the supervision of a competent
te.xcher; they have a library and an
amusetrfent room, with all kinds of games
and every Thursday evening they are
entertained by volunteers who come In
to talk to them, to tell them stories, to
sing with thein and to amuse them in
other ways In addition to the forty
boarders about forty other working boys
lro;?i outside are given the use of the
gymnasium, reading room and amuse
ments uurtng the evening hours, and
are thus kept from the temptations of
Object of the Institution.
The chief object of the lnstltutton is
to /urnlsh a home with neat and com
fortable lodgings, wholesome food, and
instructive diversions and Christian in
fluences for working boys whose small
earnings will force them otherwise into
th4 degrading influences of cheap lodging
houses and the vicious associations of
wtreet life; to surround them with the
Influences of home; to assist them in
Wonderful Economies in Tomorrow's Remnant Sale.
Half Pairs off Lace Curtains,
3 and 354 Yards
Worth $2.00 to $4.00 a
A great Friday Sale of single strips or "half pairs" of Not
tingham and Scotch Curtains, representing the manufacturer's "samples"
used for showing retail merchants throughout the country.
They are 3 and 3H yards long and 50 inches wide, and will serve admirably
as curtains and draperies.
Tomorrow at 39c per strip or half pair.
IT PAYS TO DEAL AT GOLDENBERG S.
"THE DEPENDABLE STORE."
SEVENTH AND K STREETS.
"Mill Lengths" of
50c, 75c amd $1 Tapestries j
at 29c a Yard.
These "mill lengths" are the short pieces cut from the com
plete pieces of Tapestries as they are put tip at the m il They are line qualtlj
Tapestries, in lengths from two to five yards, and may foe utilized ft?r por
tieres. couch covers and table covers, furniture covering and draperies.
In plain and two-tone colorings of green, red, blue, brown and rose. Pull .?
Qualities sold regularly at 50c. 75c and $1.00 a yard on sale tomorrow at
Mill Ends" off Fleecedown Flannelle,
115c Quality at 6^4c a Yard.
A Friday sale of 2.000 yards of "mill cndsVof 27-inch Fleecedown Flannelles. at the astonish
ingly low price of 6)4 c a yard?which is much less than wholesale cost. Lengths from 3 to 15
yards. Excellent material for women's kimonos and house garments.
The assortment of styles consists entirely of light blue grounds with various size dots. Heavy
fleeced quality sold regularly at 15c a yard. Tomorrow for 6^c a yard.
R E M N A NTS of
close-woven grade, in
lengths from .1 to 15
yards. Sold regularly
at 6c a yard. Rem
R E M X A XTS of
, Dark Percales, in
garnet, brown, tan,
? gray and o t her
1 grounds. Warranted
? fast colors. lengths
1 from 3 to 1". yards.
1 Regular price, I'J'.^c
REMNA XTS of
Flant.el ? a heavy'
fleeced nap quality
for infants* wear.
Sold regularly at 10c
a yard. Remnant
"MILL ENDS" Of
15-inch Stair Oilcloth,
in garnet, gray, tan
and blue gTounds.
Best grade manufac
tured. Regular price,
9c a yard. Remnant
"MILL ENDS" of
Quality Cambric ? a
soft - finish. close
woven grade for mak
ing women's under
garments. Free from
price, 15c yard.
Odd Lots of Women's Suits,
One Green Broad
X cloth Suit; size ,36;
V long Prince Chap
model: slightly nns
Y matched. Reduced
? from $2o to
P, Misses' Suits of
fine quality imported
fabrics; sizes 14, 16
and 18 years. Sold
up to *10.
Odd lot of ? "Wom
en's Tailored Suits
of Imported mannish
effects; lined with
Two size 36, two size
38, one size 40 and
one size 42. Worth
Lot "of about 30
odds and ends of
lines sold at $25,
$27.50, $30 and $35.
Sizes up to 40 only.
2 Handsome Copen
hagen Blue Velvet
Costumes and one
Xavy Blue Velvet
Costume; all hand
somely trimmed with
military braid. Sizes
36, 38. Sold at $40.
Another chance tomorrow to buy
Kuppenheimer, Stein-Bloch and other
renowned makes of ready-to-wear gar
ments at HALF PRICE.
The greatest crowds of buyers that ever attended a cloth
ing salq daily fill this clothing department?and the enthusiasm
grows as the news spreads of the phenomenal values being
offered as the result of this purchase of Kuppenheimer, Stein
Bloch and other famous trade-mark brands of Men's Clothing
at 50c on the dollar. Every man who studies his own interests
will recognize in this sale the most wonderful clothing values
The purchase embraces an extensive rangg of styles and ?fabrics in suits,
overcoats and raincoats?this season's correct models?in sizes to fit all
shapes, regular, slim or stout.
Here Is a summary of the price range:
All $13.50 Garments Marked at $6.75
All $15.00 Garments Marked at.... $7.50
All $18.00 Garments Marked at $9.00
All $20.00 Garments Marked at $10.00
All $22.50 Garments Marked at $11.25
All $25.00 Garments Marked at $12.50
^11 $27.50 Garments Marked at $r3-75
All $30.00 Garments Marked at...... $15.00
| Remnants of Dress Goods.
& Remnants of All-wool Albatross, Nun's Veiling, Cashmere,
V Silk-barred Plaids. Shepherd Checks, All-wool Plain Cloths, Poplar
T Cloths, Meltons and All-wool Fancy Suitings; 38 inches wide. In tl
a large range of styles and colorings. Values worth up to 50c a II
X yard. Reduced to
f Remnants of Dress Goods, including all-wool fancy suit
es* ings. all-wool panamas, twill black broadcloth, clay worsted serge, all-wool
cheviot, rainproof herringbone coverts, English mohair stcilians,
X all-wool taffeta panama and all-wool French voile, 44 to 54 Inches
wide. In black, cream and all wanted street shades. lengths from
?. 2 to 7 yards. Sold up to $1.25 a yard. Remnant price
X Remnants of 36-inch Cream Bedford Cord, suitable for chil
y dren's coats, women's suits and skirts, etc. Also remnants of
>* Danish Cloth, in a good assortment of colors. Useful lengths.
Qualities sold at 17c and 25c a yard. Remnant price
Men's Sanitary Fleece-lined Under
wear; shirts in sizes 40. 42. ^
44 and 46; drawers in sizes 30 .'JvC
to 44. 50c quality for
Men's Suspenders, made from the
ends of webbing used In 25c ca
suspenders. Friday, pair
15c a pair, for
Men's Silk Four-ln-Hands. in a wide
assortment of desirable colorings and
designs. Slightly polled and mussed
from being handled dur- - ? tt ^
Ing the holidays. R
25c and 50c kinds
Odd lot of Men's Astrakhan and
Wool Gloves, extra heavy /m. <1
quality, sold regularly at 39c / 1 r.
a pair u w
Men's Seamless Half Hose, in black
and tan, with embroidered ?
figures and dots. "Worth 15c a J ?
;hton Lisle raTT /
regularly at J
'our-ln-Hands, in a wide
desirable colorings and
htly foiled and mussed
ndled dur- n <?* IT / _
nds for /
Choice at 19c.
Worth Up to 50c.
Odds and ends left.from this
week's big sale of the maker's sur
plus stock. All to be closed out to
morrow* at this low price.
Choice of gray, blue and white
Enamel Ware; various kinds, such as
Frying Pans, Chambers, 3-pfnt Tea
and Coffee Pots, 8-pint Saucepans,
Cuspidors. 20-pint Milk Pans, Square
shape Baking Pans, Colanders, Pitch
Values worth up to 50c for 19c.
Mussed Umderimasliims and
Odds and ends of Women's Undergarments, left from recent
selling, which have become mussed and foiled from handling. Included are
Muslin, Cambric and Nainsook Gowns, Skirts, Dr; wers, Corset Cov
ers and Chemise, all trimmed with laces and emb, Mderies of good
quality. Sold up to $1.00 and $1.25. Choice Friday at
Small lot of Muslin Gowns. Skirts,
Drawers, Corset Covers and Chemise,
trimmed with laces and
embroideries. Soiled and
rumpled. Worth up to 69c.
Odds and ends of Muslin Corset
Covers, high and low neck
styles, trimmed with lace
and plain. Friday at
5 Long Silk Kimonos, in pretty Jap
anese figured designs. ^
Broken sizes. Reduced
from $0.00 to
Odd lot of Sweaters. Blouses and
Golf Vests for women and misses. In
various colors. Broken sizes .q.q
and soiled garments. Sold Ugr
up to $3.00. For
1 dozen Long Flannelette Kimonos,
in pink, blue and gray xt? <1 ?=
figures "Broken sizes. ^ |
Reduced from $2.00 to....**' a
Odd lot of Heatherbloom Petticoats,
some with embroidered
ruffles: in black and col
ors. Reduced from $2.75
Odd lot of Black ilercerized Petti
coats, made with shirred
ruffles. Reduced from $1.00
Remnant lot of "W. B." and "P.
X." Corsets of coutil and brocaded
silk. Sizes are broken.
Sold up to $2.00. Friday
Remnant lot of Flannelette Night
gowns. In fancy stripes and
plain white. Trimmed with
braid. Sold at $1.00
Odd lot of Short Flartnelette and
Teasledown Kimonos, trim
med with satin; finished with
belt. Reduced from $1.00 to..,
I Remnant Lots off Laces.
Remnants of Silks, consisting of
Colored Taffetas, Colored Louisenes,
Colored Peau de Cygne. Colored Pon
gee, Figured Poplin, Check Loulsene,
Crepe de Chine, 27-lnch Japanese Silk,
Liberty Satin, etc. In useful Tjifv
lengths. Qualities sold up to Jj, v>(C!
75c a yard. Remnant price
Remnants of Silks, consisting of
Wide Black Taffeta Silks. Black Peau
de Soie, Black Duchesse, Black
Marveleaux, Satin-barred Plaid Taf
fetas, Colored Peau de Sole, 38-lnch
Colored Taffetas, ete. Quail- p/TK
ties sold up to $1.19 a yard. S>'C
Remnant lot of All-white
Huck Towels, neatly hemmed;
good size. Reduced to
All-linen Doilies, with
knotted fringe border, in
damask patterns. Regular
Short ends of 64-!nch AU-pure-lInen
Bleached Tablp 4)amask
in various patterns. Regu
lar 69c quality. Yard at....
5 dozen All-linen Tray Cloths, in
damask patterns: hemstitched _
all around; red and white bor
ders. Regular price, 15c
Remnant lot of Glass Toweling, in
red and blue checks.
Lengths from 2 to 5 yards.
Worth 8c yard
Remnants of Point de i'aris Laces,
left front this week's big selling.
Edges and insertions in plenty of wide
widths and in mateh sets! -
Worth 8c a yard. Friday
Remnant lot of Net-top All-over
Laees, 18 inches wide, in white and
butter color. Good range of
desirable patterns. Sold reg
ularly at 5!>c yd. Friday at...
f Remnant Lots of Embroideries.
Tomorrow we place on sale two lots of Cambric Embroid
?j? eries. in edges ^ind insertions, at savings of half price and nearly
X half price. These are the importer's "sample strips" and will be
j sold by the strip of b)/> yards each, just as they are made up.
Lot 1?5c yard. Regular 10c quality. Lot 2?7%c yd. Regular 12^?c quality.
Odd lot of Children's Leg
gins, in black and red. Re
duced from 5!)c to
Snjall lot of Children's Knit Toques,
Flannelette Sacques, .Leggins, Scotch
Caps, Tam-o'-Shanters, 4
Shawls. Mitts, Bootees, etc. II 0 J)C
Reduced from 25c to
Remnant lot of Children's
Flannelette Nightgowns. In
broken sizes. Reduced from
Odd lot of Children's Winter Coats,
consisting of plain cloths, bearskin,
broadtail and novelty cloth materials;
sizes up to 0 years. Sold a try
as high as $5.98. Friday
Lot of Girls' Dresses of novelty ma
terials and plain worsteds;
waists neatly trimmed; sizes A/r\
are broken. Reduced from
$1.00 to TT^V
Small lot of Children's Muslin Draw
ers, with hem and tucks;
broken sixes. Reduced
from 15c pair to.
40 Coats amd Jackets, Sold Up
to $U6oi>0, for $5.98.
Cullings from regular stock?llie few-of-a-kind garments that we want to weed out. and have
marked at the astonishingly low price of $5.98. Former prices up to $I4.<)8, Si5.<>8 and $i<>.50.
comprises Black Broadcloth and Black Kersey Tourist Croats and Short Jackets, some handsomely trimmed
with diamond silk braid and lined with satin duchesse; others half lined to waist, trimmed with braid and velvet; others
in tailor-made designs. Please bear in mind they are all black?the most desirable kind. Being odds and ends they arc in
broken sizes. Mostly 34. and 38. and a few 40 s.
One Electric. Seal Fur
Cape; size 38. Lined with
satin . duchesse; large
Four Women's 50-inch
Full-length Plaid Tourist
Coats, with velvet col
lar. pockets and vel
Sold at $5.98.
Four Genuine Nearseal
Fur Coats, sizes 42. 44 and
T?t of forty Skirts, all in
fancy effects, representing
the remainders of regular
lines sold tip
to $5, $?> and
Nine Handsome Black
Panama Walking Skirts; all
this season's most ap
els. Sold at a ^ p/\
. One Genuine Loipsic Dye
Persian Lamb Coat; size
Lot of .'(0 Coals?odds and
ends, consisting of chev
iots. plaids. broadcloth,
inverts and fancy weaves.
All 50 inches
up to $10
Lot of Handsome Evening
Coats of white and cream
chiffon broadcloth. Sold
at $1N.9S. $.11
and $25. Re
1100 Dozen Untrimmed Hats.
the Season's p* Fine QuaEities,
Leading J_A^)(Pa Sold at 98c to
v Shapes. $2.48.
Great as have been previous sales of Untrimmed Hats this
season, tomorrow's offering surpasses them all. We came across
a maker who wanted to wind up his season's business, and he
closed out the entire stock of hats in his salesrooms at a remark
ably low figure.
100 dozen in all?consisting of Fine Quality Untrimmed Felt Hats, in all the
season's best shapes, embracing Large. Medium (and Small Hats, straight
Sailors, Mushroom Hats. Flare Hats, etc.. in all colors, such as brown,
leather, green, garnet, red. black, navy and plum.
They are all finished with felt or velvet bound edges. The shapes are suit
able for ladles or misses.
Values actually worth from 98c to *2.48 tomorrow at 25c.
15 Black Lynx and Caracal Fur
Hats, made In the fashionable small
shapes. Some are trimmed, others
are ready to trim. For- ^
mer price, ?0.00. Reduced
5 Elegant Fur Hats, one of eastern
mink and the others of black lynx
and caracal furs. Two are trimmed
with handsome ostrich
plumes. Worth 525.00 and
$15.00 to $7.00 Trimmed Hats, styles
suitable for ladies, misses and chil
dren. Pretty styles in
black and colors. Choice
$?.00 to $12.00 Trimmed Hats, In
black and colors. Excellent styles
for ladies and misses.
Made of fine materials in
a number of charming
styles. Choice Friday at..
Big Bargains in
Lot of Boys' Vests left b
from suits. Sizes 9, 10. 11
and 12 years. Friday, each..
S Odd Coats left from suits. ? o
Sizes 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and /^C
15 years. Friday, each coat....
Boys' Knickerbocker Pants, sizes
from 9 to 15 years; also
Straight-knee Pants; large SHJC
sizes only. Per pair
Boys' and Children's Tam-o'
Shanters, Yacht Caps, Golf
and Broad-brim Sailors. 50c. ?
and $1.00 values. Friday.
Boys' "Cluett" and Arrow
Collars, the regular 25c and
15c sorts (fold styles only).
Sizes 11% to 13%. Sold only
in quantities of six or more
Boys' $3 and $3.50 School
double-breasted or knickerbocker
styles; all fancy ma
terials and heavy win
ter weight. Sizes C <o
16 years. Friday
Boys' Dull Rubber Raincoats; nne
' for school wear for boys
5 to 14 years. $3.00 sort, -k, ?
Boys' Cossack and Reefer Overcoats;
all sorts of heavy winter-weight ma
terials and different colors. Sizes 2Vi,
3. 4, 7. 8, !>, 11 and 12
years. One and two of a
kind. Sold up to $H,00.
Boys' Long Tourist Overcoats, sizes
11, 12. 13, 14, 16 and 17
years. Onlv one or two of a /f\
a kind. Sold for $6.00, Sfl D
$7.00 and $X.00. Friday...
Boys' Telescope Hats, black only.
Broken sizes. $1.00 sort, asx
For quick clearance Fri- ^(1 n?
Boys' All-wool Sweaters, white only,
and sizes to tit boys of 6, 7 *
and 8 years. $1.00 and $1.50
Cossack Overcoats for small boys of
3 and 4 years of age. Only
a few in this lot. Friday
Juvenile Suits of fancy worsted and
serge. In Russian belted .and sailor
blouse styles. Sizes 2M,
3, 4. 7, 9, 10 and 11
years. Values up to
$J Kid Gloves, 59c Pair.
About 200 pairs of Women's 2-clasp Kid Gloves, in black,
white, tan, gray and mode, in tomorrow's remnant sale at 59c a
pair. Every pair perfect quality.
All sizes to start with?but the lot is not large and an early
visit is advised.
Odd lot of 8-button-length White
Kid Gloves, in broken sizes. The most
desirable style gloves. Sold ^/n?_
regularly at $1.50 a pair. Re- Q)*#'?
About 150 pairs of 2-clasp Suede
Gloves, in black, gray, mode and tan.
All sizes In the lot, but not _ ?
of every shade. Regular A
$1.25 quality for
Boys' Satin Calf and Box Calf Shoes,
solid leather: sizes broken.
4 to 5% only. Worth
and $1.37. Friday
Women's $2.50. $3.<H> and $3.50 Shoes
of box calf, gun metal calf, glaze kid
and patent shiny leathers. Broken lots
and sizes: all weights, in- (?..<? O <p,
eluding makers' samples. 5} 0
Children's Extra High-cut Calf and
Kidskin Shoes, in lace
and button. Worth $2.0M,
$2.50 and $3.00. Broken
Young Ladies' School Shoes, sizes 2%
to 6: box calf, kidskin and patent
leather, lace and button [=?
In lot. Worth $1.30. $1.75 I
and $2. Friday, choice...^
Children's Leggins in black
and colors. $1.00 and $1.25
qualities. 2 to 8 year sizes.
Children's White Calf Shoes in but
ton and lace; spring heels. x>. ra
Sizes <1 to 8. Worth $1.37. yf^C.
Remnant lot of Men's and Women's
Slipper Soles for crocheting
slippers. Broken lots only.
Worth 25c, 30c and 35c. Fri
Women's 7-button Black
Overgaiters; sizes 2 to 8.
4th Floor Remnants.
3.000 yards of "mill remnants", of
Yard-wide Figured Madras and Silko
line, in lengths from 1 to 0 yards.
Wide range of new end
pretty colorings and de
signs. Regular 15c and
18c qualities for
Remnant lot of 15 rolls of Best
Quality Plain White 110-warp China
Matting and Japanese Matting, in
handsome carpet patterns. The former
are subject to slight imperfections?the
latter are perfect goods. Only one
roll of a pattern. Sold Rg
at $14.00 and $16.00. 40- . J &
yard rolls tomorrow for...
Lot of 27x45 and 27x54 Carpet Rugs;
finished with wool fringe; ct/o,
8-wire tapestry quality. /
11 pairs of Sligiuly polled White
Blankets, large size for double beds,
with pinit or o ue borders.
Heavy weight; with soft
fleece finish. Regular
price. $3.50 pair
50c Silver-plated Nut Sets, consisting .?.
of 6 picks and patent nut cracker; in
lined box. These sets have slight im
perfections, received from ex- -a p=j v
posurc .o the elements. Reg- ^ V
ular price, 50c. Friday at *?*
Sheet Steel Oyster Fryers., t]
with separate drain basket. j[
Reduced from 29c to
Vitrified China Cups and Sau- ?=
cers, in fancy shape; slightly
Women who have attended
these remnant sales of ribbons know
just what to expect?crisp, new rib
bons at half price and less.
Tomorrow's sale includes an un
usually att-actlve lot of bargains in
just the ribbons every one wants.
Bunches of Baby Ribbons, in various
shades; 2 to 4 yards In each ?
bunch. Friday, per bunch, Jj ?
Remnants of Plain Taffeta and Satin
Ribbons, in useful lengths. Sold a
at 8c and 10c yard. Remnant
Remnants of Satin Taffeta Ribbons,
in desirable shades. Sold at
12%e and 15c a yard. Remnant ?C
Remnants of Liberty and Satin Taf
feta Ribbons, in wide widths suitable
for bows, belts and girdles. ^ ?
Sold at 25c and 39c a yard, jj ^C
Remnants of all our high cost Rib
bons, consisting of plain and fancy
colored silks and extra wide
widths. Sold at 50c to 09c a
ya-d. Remnant price
Odd lot of Women's Pure
Linen Initial Handkerchiefs.
some letters missing. Worth
Odds and ends of Women's Handker
chiefs. with embroidered corners,
tucked, hand drawn, corded and satin
stripe and cross bar styles.
Worth 5c- and 8c each.
Odd lot of Men's Japonet Handker
chiefs. with large silk initials. Choice of
the following letters: B, N, S, T, K,
F and W. Regular price. p,
12 Vic each. Friday at 7c (C
each, four for
5c Toilet Soaps at
Odds " and ends of Good Quality
Toilet Soaps, some of which are
scarred and others with torn wrap
Armour's and Roever's regular 5c
soaps?all pure sweet scented kinds at
half regular price.
(Toilet Goods Dept.)
Remnants of Chiffon, Ruching.
white and colors. Fresh, clean
goods. Regular price. 10c
length. Friday at
Remnants of Silk Mesh Veilings, in
black and colors. Plain and dotted
meshes. Desirable lengths.
Sold at 19c and 25c a yard.
Worth 10c pair.
Nickel-plated . Tea
Kettles, 12-pint size. Sold
regularly at 4!tc. For
4-tube "Banner" Gas
Badiators; aluminum fin
ish. Reduced from $2.00
American China Decorated
Bread and Butter Plates
regularly at 10c each
Crystal Glass Table
Tumblers. Sold usually
at 3c each. Friday at
American China Dinner Sets of 1W
pieces. Green decora
tions. All full-size pieces.
Regular $7.98 value lor.
Carlsbad China Decorated
Sugar and Cream Sets. Sold
regularly at 39c
Lot of Wash Boilers, slight
ly dented; with coppjr bot
toms. Sold as high as $1.09...
Mission Wood Clocks:
some with alarms; large e
size. Reduced from $3.,>0
American Cutlery Co. s
Carving Sets, slightly shop
hurt. Regular 75c value for..
Wood Fiber Buckets. 10
quart size. Worth 35c
ts of im
Linen Embroidered Collars,
various styles. Sizes 12 to 14.
Regular 15c and , 19c values
All-silk Windsor Ties, in plain col
ors and plaids. Some with silk fl ?,
embroidered flowers at ends. H sjf
Worth 25c U WW
Embroidered Swiss Turn-over Collars
in a variety of pretty de- _
signs. Worth 10c and 12^c
Art Dept. Oddments.|
! 19c Pillow Cords. 3 yards *
I long, reduced to v
19c Tinted Pillow Tops, in ^
| floral designs and combination 'y'C *:*
Laundry Bags, with = *:*
hoop at top; reduced to ? t^C <?
50c Ruffled Pillow Ribbons,
with drawing string; all
colors; 4%-yard pieces
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forming good habits, and to start them
saiely upon their careers as wage earn
ers and citizens. Most of these boys
who are now enjoying the advantages
of the home are employed In the shops
and department stores of Washington on
the wages of $5 a week and less. They
are bright, earnest, intelligent, ambitious
youngsters, full of mischief and mirth,
and any one who is fond of children
Vl'l enjoy an evening at the home, hear
ing them sing and watching them in their
games. Other of the boys are sons of
widows who are out at work and cannot
look after them. The boys who are not
employed during the day attend a public
school In the neighborhood, but all are
required to do a certain amount of work
about the house. They are taught valu
able lessons In helpfulness. They take
care of their rooms, they set the tables,
wash the dishes, look after the furnace,
stow away the coal and the wood, and
are taught orderliness, punctuality, neat
ness and other virtues by . precept and
Invited to Guatemala.
The Secretary of State has received from
the President of Guatemala an invitation
to the t'nited States to send a repre
sentative to participate in the grand cere
monies that have been arranged to cele
brate the opening of railway communi
cation across that republic between the
two oceans. I told you the other day
about the history of thlB railroad and its
importance. The officials and the people
of Guatemala appreciate thoroughly the
possibilities It opens for the extension of
their commerce and the development of
their resources, and the inauguration of
traffic will be an occasion of popular re
joicing. The first train will leave Puerto
Barrios, the teminus on the Caribbean
sea. for the capital. Guatemala City, on
January 15. and the festivities will con
tinue until the 2Hth of this month. They
will include banquets, balls, excursions
and all other kinds of entertainment; and
mass meetings at various points along the
road will be addressed by tlie president
and other public men. There will be dele
gates from Mexico and the other Central
American countries, as well as from the
United 8ta:es. Secretary Root is taking
great Interest in the matter, because he
recognizes the great importance of the
new railroad and its future bearing upon
the development of our relations with
Avalanche of Bills in Congress.
The list of bills and resolutions Intro
duced In the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives during the. first three weeks of
the session makes a quarto volume, two
columns to the page, of 377 pages. In the
Senate 2.981 bills have been Introduced,
and eighteen joint resolutions. In the
House 11.700 bills have been Introduced,
and eighty-one resolutions. The-list mere
ly gives the number, the title, the name
of the man who introduced it and the
name of the committee to which the bill
is referred, and yet the volume weighs
several^ pounds, and is almost as big as
one of'the bound census reports, or the
volumes of the Century Dictionary. The
bills are arranged by numbers, but so
many members have introduced such
quantities that some of the individual
lists cover entire pages. It would be In
teresting to know how many of them are
duplicates of those that have beeir intro
duced at previous sessions and are al
ready on the statute bookr. It is a com
mon practice for a member of the House
to obtain from the files of the document
room copies of all the bills that he Intro
duced at the previous session, and copies
of bills that were Introduced by other
members that hit his fancy, and drop
them in tffe box without investigating
their history. At least 95 per cent of all
the 14.081 bills have been Introduced be
fore, some of them in several Congresses,
and they are lying in stacks in the pigeon
holes of the various committees. But th"
law requires a bill to be reintroduced at
the beginning of every Congress and thus
Increases the annual expenditure for print
ing. The largest number propose addi
tional pensions to old soldiers and their
surviving widows. The general pension
laws limit the allowances, and the only
way to get an increase is to appeal to
Congress, where provision may be made
in a special bill. Thousands of these bills
are passed at every session, and th-s
merits of the claimants are not always