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d'T no Suit or Serge or Cheviot. Innm
N ( 70Ercen' Dloe tan Ey, black.
An tut or i-Jlcnoi.. in navy, crcen,
Yn and black. Trimmings of moire
G11 noB"lt r mixtures am
h,7$tans, browns, greens.
Suit or mixtures and cheviots;
G0KZAGAJS GREAT BAZAAR
It Will Open in the College Ball
Next Monday Week.
PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Tlie Object of. tlie Undertaking Is
to Liquidate the Debt ou thoJBalld
ing Ladies of St. Aloyslus' 'Par
ish Kxtreuiely Active List of the
Committees uud Booths.
In order toliquidate the debt stm resting
on the beautiful new hall of Gonzaga Col
lege, the ladies of St. Aloysius parish have
undertaken to hold a fair upon a more
elaborate scale than ever before. It will
open onlionday, April 20, andnopainshave
-been spared by those who have Taken the
matter in charge to make it as attractive
as possible to everybody- The beautiful
new ball will will be handsomely decorated,
and the tables and the booths artistically
draped. The followlngjs a list of the coua
znittees and the tableland booths:
General committee Alessrs. D. Con
nell, T. A. Hover, Thomas JOrby, Jos
eph Kuiumer, Joseph S. iloss, .E. V. Hur
pby, F. A. Van Eeutb, M. J. Falvcy, "C.V.
Power, M. A. Keane, John Budden, John
Connor, J. Kaedy, D. Eaedy, J. M. A.
Bpottswood, 5r. A. J. Scharhirt, T. Cava
naugh, James Fullerton, A. B. Coppes,
James E. Connelly, Jobn Jloran, F. J.
Ilaltigan, John It. Kelly, Dr. Lochboebler,
Thomas Fealy, James McGuirc, M. F.Talty,
A. B. Eichborn, John Elbert, John Fuller,
B. Bridget, Stephen Talty, jr., James Ferry,
Dr. Daly, J. J. Roach, Ed. Volgt. I'.DiUon,
K. E. Sullivan, r. J. Kec, P. Grogan, J. F.
Loftus, J. Dierkin, R. F. Downing, A.
Gleesou, J. B. Nesbitt, W. T. Stormont, J.
Becker, Aloysius Fennell, C. F. Eckloff. J
A. Hazel, Edward Gross, 'William P. Smith,
J. "V. Kool), C. Krogman, Dr. F. F. ReperU,
Dr. D. D. Mulcahey, Isidore Dyer, Prof.
Casscl, and T. AIcNamce.
Committee on special entertainment
Miss Kate Lackey, Hiss Annie ilcMenamln
and Mr. M. J. O'Mcaley.
Committee ou floor George P. Dowell,
R. C. Lchmycr, Xdward P. Schwartz,
Thomas P. Keanelly, "William J. Qululan,
Charles J. Bogan, Simon FeuneU, B. J.
Hide, Frank Preston and David Thomas.
Committee on press Joseph Kummer.31.
J. O'Mallcy, Miss Nannie M. Lancaster,
"William T. Stormont, Milton E. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Downing and Mr.
E. V- Murphy.
Committee on law and order Lieut. J.
F. Kelly, chairman; Albert Sillers, Mr.
McN'amara, James O'Connor, Edward Pur
cell, James Fitzgerald, James Lawler,
Mr. Soudcr, Dc$..s Loftus, Daniel Sulli
van and John IToIIohan.
Commlttes on bowling alleys "W. H.
McGrann, Joseph Hill, and Patrick J.
Committee on .electric fish pond il. J.
Committee on illuminations Joseph Rum
mer, chairman: J. R. Galloway, J. M.
Bergen, M. Matt hews, and Lee Graham.
Committee on dancing M. A. Keane,
T. J. Kcady, B. H. Lehmaiin, T. J-. Guiney,
B. Werie, W. Hoeke, C. Cutsall. I
(Ml flO Suit of Cheviot or Covert Cloth.
J) 7. 70 la Say. tan, -and black.
ir one made by your dressmaker Is pre
ferred, we point to the 50-inch Tailor
Suitings, Tiere, at 75c Inbtead of $1
yard. Choice of the scarce greeus, blues,
browus. grays, tans, heliotropes, purples,
in English "Whipcords, F,tnmlnes, Covert
Cloths, Canvas weaves, Diagonals, Granite
Suitings and CbeviotB.
Silks for waist, skirt, or complete cos
tumes: 68c, yard for charming Taffeta
Silks in most "wanted styles and colors.
75c yard for the $1 .Black Silk Brocades.
CSc. jard ibr .Printed Foulard Silks, that
are a spring jwcm in floral effects.
Dou't be humbugged, .select bestlinings.
9c. a. yard for the 12c- Percahnes or else
where, and 10c. a yard for the new season
linings in every shade. IDo. instead of
25c. a yard Xor Herringbone Haircloth.
12c. for the usual ICc- Black Back Sellsla
and lGc. for 20c Linen Canvas.
5c. a yard for good, braid trimming and
correspondingly little prices for Xrogs.
Binglo or in sets. 12 l-2o. yd. for im
porter's sample pieces. Point Lierre and
Silk Bourdon Laces, worth "5c. to 50c a
yard: 7 to 9 inches the widths.
Committceon music Rev.FathexGilIesTie,
S. J., andPjor. R. C. Cassell.
chairman; T. McMahon, John Slss.
Gonzaga College table, Sunday-school
annex Miss Mary Scanlan, assisted by
the Misses M. .Brooke, J- and Jd. Mulcahey,
Lizzie and Kate Brosnan, Lilly and Madge
Flannery, Josle Cuttln, Irene Dyer, Mat
tingly, Mamie and Lou Connor, Nellie
Humphrey, MamieandKateQuinlan, SalUe
Ton der Leer. Mabel McCarthy, Kate
Conley, Annie Hill, Mollie Becker, Annie
Flaherty, AgneB Ashe, Katie "Wolfe, Lizzie
Dillon, .Nellie Donnelly, Mesdames Xorris,
Blundon, Farrell, Hayes, Brown, Foley,
Quinlan, Newman, Wolf, and Lattinn..
The Catholic Club annex M. A. Keane,
T. P. Kennelly, J. T. Trnpp, J. B. Fitz
patrick, T. J. Keady, B. H. Lehmann, T. J.
Guiney, B. "Werle, "W. Hoeke, C. CutsaiL
Sodality table Miss Is'ellie B. Raedy,
assisted hy iiisscs Maggie "Williaius. Mary
Mullen, KHzabeth Carroll, Lizzie O'Neil,
Katie Soleau, Maggie Feeney, Mary So
leau, Coughlan, Gallagher, Margaret Caf
frey, Margaret Scanlan, Katharine Swee
ney, Marie Thompson, Jvatliarine Lonng,
ICellie Knighton, Mary F. Dawson, Mollie
i L. King, Mary Shugrue, E. Lyons, Aiuiie
Barrett, Annie Murplvy, M. Ljous, Sailie
Dojle, Mrs. M- Preston, Miss Josephine
and Sailie Doyle and Miss Gallagher.
The athletic booth (sodality annex)
Mrs. R. Perry Miller and Mrs. Edward
Flaherty; assistants, Mrs. F. S. Cahill.
3irs. Paul Hlnea, Mrs. Hugh Cosgrove,
Miss Katie O'Connor and Miss Mary Bald
win. Bat and coat room and bicycles in
charge of sodality table.
League table Managers: Misses M.
"Walsh, il. Montgomery andM.IMcNamara;
assistants, Mrs. Dr. O'Rlley, Mrs. T. P.
Hartigan, Mrs. M. Breclit, Mrs. J.,Rudden,
Mrs. J. R. Hurley, JMrs.-M. Mltchels, .Mrs,
N. Preston, F. and J. Killigan, M. Mc
Namara, E. Fultner, E. Corrigan. N. Bros
nahan, C. Hanna, A. Connor, K. R. Boyle,
K. Kchoe, Mary and Alice Mattingly, Annie
and Blanche O'Connell, Carrie Montrose,
M. Dawson, Lottie Kibbs, Kate "Walsh, M.
Smith, A. Connor. N. Connors. Mesdames
J. Elbert, J. J. Fuller, J. Kummer, J.
Hazel and Mrs. Hamilton.
Catholic Knights' booth In charge of
Miss Marry Rainey, assisted by the Misses
Mary Dore, Mary Lyons. B. C. O'Neil,
Lizzie Corcoran, Kate and Ella Lyons,
M. O'Connor, Joe Cox, Fdlis Lynch, Jane
McNaniara, Lizzie Groves, Maggie and
Katie Gleeson, Mesdames Shelby, Thomas
McNamee, Collins, Carbon and M. F.
Lemonade well Mrs. K. Durkin, the
Misses Barbara Milrlck, Mary Brahler,
Mary Cougnlln, Agnes Cudmore, 3Iary
Adams, Mamie Gorman, and Maggie, Ma
mie and Katie Dore.
Oriental booth In charge of Miss Julia
T. Cavanaugh, assisted by the Misses Katie
Babbington, Maggie Brosnahan, Jcanette
Jackson, Lilly Kelly, Susie "Waters, Tillie
Bergln, Mary Mack, Janio "Ward, Julia
Sullivan, Paulino Kelchenbacher, Helen
Talty, Katie Lackey, Rena Downing and
Mrs. M. F. Talty.
Apron booth In charge of Miss Mary
Klnsclla, assisted by Mesdames Lansdale,
V. J. Byrne, Misses Joe Barry, llaigarefc
Cremen, Mary Scanlon, Ellen Hnndcbeau,
Teresa Ilubbell, Susie Lottus, Ellen Heig
bergher, Annie Brooks, Mary Jouvenal,
Marie Byrne, Kate Byrne and Mrs. Voa
spronco. Linen booth In charge of Miss Mamie
"Wolfe, assisted by the MibscB Annie O'Con
nor, Josle Gorman and Mamie Keane.
Mysterious booth MU-scs Barbara and
Lizzie Menke. Katie and Dana Heron.
Doll booth In chaige of Miss -Margaret
McMahon, assisted by the Misses Annie
Hart, Emily Grady, Catherine McMahon,
Nellie Lyons, Mary Hartnett, Mary Curtin,
Joe Lyons, Mary O'Neil, Mary Dolan,
Cape of Melton Cloth, In tan. nnd
lilnck. Braid and ribbon trim-mingB.
51 a pair for white, black, and all tho
correct shades, in 4-button Kid Gloves.
We fit thefts gloves at our lisk but ask a
visit early in the week, before tbe 'ruMf"
commences. SI. 50 for best Fiench Kid
-Gloves, lor men and ladies. We can fit
you best here because this is the oue
establishment where are styles for thoM!
with short and long lingers, thin and
Think of 1,573, one-of-a-kind exclusive
styles to select from aud not oue Jeft
over from last year. We can match the
shade of your suit or harmonize with
your hat and ask you les prices than
eli-ewhere Comparlbons will prove our
Parasols, at S3 98 equal others at 55,
aud IhObC at $2.9tf equal others at 53.50.
Our importer has handed us Ills samples
and oddhalf dozens of Fiench Novelty Hose.
iKj uiai iv e can wy l&c lor tlioMj worth
up to 50c pair, and 49c for those worth
tip to f 1 2i pair. Some bilk, t-omc llfele;
aanie with lace work, others embroidered;
an tyniLtiil breach itare .and Xleetiug
bargain s II urry.
SI will buy Corsets that are practically
iis irori as tJ'e moie expensive and vou'll
find the style best adapted to your figure
a:uuiig tin only complete Mock of SI
Ciet. Choicw of TJioiiimjii's "Glove Fit
ting," "R. & G.." -'Royal Worcester," 'Q.
B.." UAV. B.," and "Cyclist." Stjles Tor
judfnary figures and those requiring long
wniM, and shoit hips, short waist and long
Josie Gorman, Annie Collins. Ella Sulli
van, Mary Bolans and Marj Jones.
Fostofrice In charge of Mrs. James
Lawler, assisted by the Misses Bertha Mc
Carthy, Bessie and Teresa Gorman, Katie
and Agnus Quinn, and Cecilia Coyle.
Butterfly booth Misses Verouica Kum-
j mer, Katherine and Addle Rover, Salllo
Pritcharu, Mary Keppel, Florence Ferry
and Nellie McCabe.
Aluinnito table-Miss Annie C. Ready,
assisted by Mesdames M. J. Falvey, A.
J. Schwartz, P. J. Haltigan, S. DIetz, P.
F. Xellgan, R. E- Sullivan, T. A. Rover,
James Becker, A. B. Coppes, II. E. Hull,
Misses Mary Coyle, May Walsh, Mary Mo
Menamin, nuie McMenamin, Bessie Sha
for, Annio Median, Maggie O'Brien, De
lia Costello, Mollie Daly, Minnie Camii
bell, Mary Bergin, Katie Raedy, Gertrude
Baden, Annie Lansdale, Rose L. Conner,
Cecilia V. Connor, Amanda Gallenc and
Lemonade booth Mrs. J. Francis Ferry
i n charge, assiMed by Misses Mary A. Rover
and Mary E. Foley. x
Peanut booth Miss Hortense McGowan
and Mrs. Charles J. Bogan.
Electric fish pond Mr. M. J. O'Malley,
assisted by Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald.
Confectionery table Miss Bertie Reese,
assisted by the Mibses Mamie Flynn, Mag
gie O'Brien, Belle Turkington, Phinle Lips
Comb, Lizzie Kelly, Annie Kelly, Kate Cos
tello, Mamie Riordan, Loietta Briceland,
and Mamie Turkington.
Each evening during the fair special en-.
tertainmentB will be arranged, and the as
surance is given that every visitor will
spend a delightful evening, so that, aside
from the worthy object of the fair, there
will be great Inducements for the public
Planked Slmd tit Marshall Hall.
For a numbcror yearsthenmnagementof
theMt. Veinon anil Marshall Hall Steam
boat Company have, during the spring
months, been giving the regular planked
jihad dinners each Sunday at Marshall Hall.
Judging from tlie large number of people
who visited the Hall the last two Sundays
it is quite evlde'nt that these sllnners are
still very popular. The shad served in this
particular style is undoubtedly the finest
in tills part of the country- The celebrated
Marshall Hall clam chowder is fcerved with
these feasts, and is itself a very fine dish.
Today the steamer Macalester will make
two trips, leavuig Seventh street wharf at
11 a. m. and 2-30 p. m. "Returning, leave
the Hall at 1:10 and 5:80 p.m.
Denth of n District Official.
Newman "W. Wllkerson, for many years
the steam engineer .at the District building,
died last night at his late residence, No.
22S Second street northwest, in thefirtleth
year of ids age. The runeral will occur
on Monday. Mr. Wllkerson had been a
sufferer from consumption for a number of
months, and since November last was un
able to attend to his duties at the municipal
building. An arrangement was made by
employing a substitute to carry him on
the rolls during a part of his illness, but
Teccntly Capt.DTowell was appointed engi
neer and placed In charge.
Suit Against Bondsmen.
The Vermont Marble Company, of New
York, by Attorneys Ncedham and Catton,
have brought suit npon tlie bond given by
"W. "W. "Winfrec, with Augustus Biirgdorf
and George A. Sheehan as sureties, to re
cover the amount nlleged to be due from
"Winfrec for material furnished him under
his contract with the United States for
theconstruction of what is known as amuse
ment hall at the Soldiers' Home, In this
District. The amount of the claim against
"Wlnfrce is stated to be 57,835, while
the penalty stipulated in the bend, under
which the suit is brought. Is $25,000.
THE MOJRNTSTG TlTtts; SUNDAY,
f A A -Tacket or tan Covert Cloth, or
p4,0 Dlact tUaSoaai. Tel vet collar.
Charging only SOc for making,
and supplying you with mate
rials at the prices jobbers ask the
merchant we can furnish a hat
like the illustration for only $5.
The price will be less to tomor
row's early visitors because 25c
-will secure choice of our import
er's sample French flowers, -worth
up to $1.50. Then you will find
superior im trimmed hals for as
little as 50c, and beautiful rib
bons in lace effects for only 19c
yard. These are fleeting bar
gains. The flowers will be
distributed, "before noon tomor
row; the otlier goods may last
PROTESTS OF PENSIONERS
Mr. Cleveland's Agency Consolida
tion Order May Fall Through.
CoiuiuisKloiier Evnns und Mr. Bliaa
Look "iVlth Dihfiivor Upon the
1'luu to ilerge Agencies.
The order Issued by ex-President Cleve
land on February 6, 1S07, reducing the
number of peusion agencies from eighteen
to nine, and which it was thought by the
last admliJstration would gio Into effect
on September 1, 1897, will probably
be revoked by this Administration.
Henry Clay Evans, Commissioner of Fen
slons, und Secretary Bliss strongly Tavor
the adoption -of such a course.
It was maintained liy Mr. Cleveland that
the consolidation of agencies would re
sult in the saving of several hundred thou
sand dollars each year, but the present
Commissioner of Pensions after having
investigated the matter aud heard the com
plaints aiising from the Representatives
of States and thu citizens of cities nd
veisely affected by the order of Mr.
Cleveland, believes that the present plan
is the cheaper.
Mr. Cleveland argued that as innsmuch as
tlie act of Congress, approved March 23,
1896, governing the payment of pensions,
had been so amended as to require all
pensioners to be paid by checks remitted
by mall, instead of requiring pensioners
to be paid personally at the agency, it
would be economical to consolidate the
ageucies so as to reduce their number
oue hair. The agencies at Augusta, Me-,
and Concord, N.H., were to be discontinued
or merged into the agency atBoston, which
agency sli ould comprise the States of
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massa
chusetts, Rhode Ihland, and Connecticut.
The agency at Buffalo was to be discon
tinued and merged Into that at New York
The agency aBPittjfiburg was to be closed
up and merged Into' that at Philadelphia.
The Knosvllle and Louisville agencies were
to be consolidnjqd with the Washington
agency, which should cover the District
of Columbia, antTihp States of Delaware,
Marjland, Vlrgiu(nifWest Virginia, North
Carolinn, South CaroHna, Georgia, Florida,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Texas, jand Arkansas. The
agency at Detrdit-,was to be discontinued
and merged into thaf at Indianapolis. The
Milwaukee agencyfWas to nc cioseu up ror
the benefit of tlic"agency at Chicago, and
the ageucies at IJesoines, and at Topeka
were to be donejiwju' with for the benefit
of that at St. Louis.
Naturally, the citizens of the cities deso
lated or agencies by this order protested
and it is understood on "high authority
that their influence has prevailed, and that
thlp order of Mr. Cleveland's will never go
Geographic Society Lecture.
The lecture berorc the National Geo
graphic Society Monday afternoon next, in
Columbia Theater, will be on "Constanti
nople," by Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, of
Amherst College, author of the recent
standard work on the historic city. Prof.
Grosvenor was for many years connected
with Robert College, ncur Constantinople,
and has had the" most complete oppor
tunities to become familiar with the city
and all the interesting associations that
cluster around it. His lecture will be
handsomely illustrated by lantern-slide
APEED It, 1897.
Cape or Black Crosgraln Silt,
witu Taffeta Silk lining, in glace
elfect. All colors.
One of the very little details of your
costume, but the most subtle und mag
netic of them all. Over one hundred stales
of Paris Veils are here, prices varying
from 25o to Si 50 each Beauties Tor
only 48 cents, thoe with violet .and grien
dotb on white or black spider web meshes.
The Belt and Girdle are important factors
and the uew oues are pieces of Jewelry
of nire beauty Witness these girdles of
Etruscan Gold and Enamel, studded with
preciotib Btoues, S3 ad to S i8 each.
And these belts of Bob Hoy Plaid Silk with
jewel buckles, UHc to S1 75. And these
of gold and ombre Elastic web. with gilt
enamel and Jewel buckles. DSc. to S3 98.
Kot cheap, but one-third Jewelers' prices
If you will have the expensive French
riboous you 11 mid the only complete cul
leciiou here, 45c. to Si .75 a yard, the
prices. And if you would profit by the
most satisfactory bargains of the season
see the new ribbons at H)c and 25c yard.
The widtlis are 3 to 5 inches: the values
are 38c. to 50c Aud you'll find all the
scarce purples, violets, heliotropes, greens,
geraniums, cerise aud other reds.
A sweet-singing Silk Petticoat is a lux
ury that creates the greatest or .satisfac
tion and envy Here are maker's samples
at less than wholesale prices!?? 08 in
htead of 515 for Dresden Silk 1'etUcoats
that will fataud alone; and S7.23 instead
or SI 0.50 for mack Silk PetUcoati that
will almost do so. Note the width, the
corded flounces, the velvet facing, the fei&t
WA3fT TO SB AUDITOHS.
Mr. Gnge to Consider tbe Claims
of Various Applicants.
This week Secretary Gage will devote
a great deal of his time to the selection
of auditors for the various departmeuta.
There are scores of applications for these
positions on file, aad it is the intention of
the Secretary to carefully ascertain the
merits and claims of each before making a
The list of applications for .appointment
to office was smaller yesterday than the
day before, and was as .follows: A. G.
Miller, Vanceville, La-, to be appraiser of
mercliaudise at New Orleans; J. F Scanlon,
Chicago, to be collector of Internal revenue
at Chicago; 12. B. Dungan, Philadelphia, to
be assistant appraiser of merchandise at
Philadelphia; Richard Hudson, Silver City,
K. M., to be collector of internal revenue atr
Santa Fe, N. M.
GOOD FLA CHS FOH DRAFTSMEN.
Appointments to He 3Inde in All
The United States Civil Service Com
mission will hold examinations in all the
principal cities of the country, on April
2G, to replenish its drafting registers of
eligibles. The commission maintains cur
rent registers of eligibles for all the draft
ing positions in the Supervising Architect's
office; in the Geological Survey; In the
Coast Survey, and in the Bureau or Con
struction and Repair, Navy Department.
There is a good prospect of appointment
to -remunerative .positions for those who
obtain good grades Jn the examination.
"Money deeded for the Courts.
Attorney General McTCenna yesterday
asked Congress to pass a Joint resolution
for .an emergency appropriation for the
United States courts He urged Congress
to adopt such a measure at once, saying
that there is required 5100.000 for Jurors'
fees, $24,000 for the support of prisoners,
40,000 for bailiffs, and S75.000 for mis
cellaneous expenses. TheAttorney General
says that tvlthont this appropriation there
will be great embarrassment in the courts
Cattle Feus Complained Of.
A. S. Piatt recently complained to the
Commissioners, through the health office,
of the unsanitary condition of the District
cattle pens, situated at tlie southeast cor
ner or Ohio avenue and Twelfth street, and
yesterday the board issued an order desig
nating Capt. Lansing Beach, a health of
ficer, to make auinspectionof the premises
and report their condition.
The CoinmiN&ioiiers Heject Bids.
The Commissioners issued an order yes
terday rejecting all of the bids recently
received for the construction or the heat
ing and ventilating apparatus for the
Western High School. New specifications
are to be drawn, embodying thesystem ap
proved by the Inspector of buildings, and
proposals are to be again invited.
Mr. Carlisle in the City.
Hon. John G. Carlisle, alter having paid
ex-President Cleveland a three days' visit
at Princeton, N. J., returned to this city
yesterday. He will join Mrs. Carlisle at
Hot Springs, Va., tomorrow.
Two years agoR. J. Warren, a druggist
at Pleasant Brook, N. T-, bought a small
supply of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
He sums up the result as follows: "At
that time the goods were unknown in
this section; today Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is n household word." It Is the
same in hundreds of communities. Where
ever the good qualities of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy become known, the people
will have nothing else. For sale by drug-glsts-
Suitor WackCheriot.sldrt. jacket
and Meeves lined with heliotrope i
WeTl certainly supply those needing
Handkercideft because we can say 13c
Instead of 2oc and 35c. for warranted
pure linen laundered handkerchiefs, tut
hand embroidered, hand drawn and hern
stitched" borders The reason The Im
porter who JiabJoIl us thousands of dozens
for Christmas tradeand since, lias given us
his old dozens ut a complimentary price
We pass them on to you in a hke spirit.
Mothers shall be quoted special mices
for tomorrow to induce theni to bring the
small children before the Easter rush com
mences 50c for these GSc lionnets and
Hats In white, pink and blue 51 79 for the
bubj s 2.25 White Cashu.ere tJoak with
hraldlns and ribbons. iiSc fcr the little
boy's 51.25 Pique Kilt Dresses. G8o. for
the girl's 85c Batiste Dresses with new
.style ruffle shoulders and full skirt.
To adorn your own home or to brighten
wine other home we suggest for Eaer as
XoUows: These exquisite imported Flower
Vaes of jew el-like g!ass, with rioral and
gold decorations, for only 59a And these
large-Mze, square-shape flower Holders
that look like cut glas3, for only 23c. And
thee high Glass Vases in assorted chapes,
for only 7a each. Easter baskets, too, for
only 3a, 5a, and 9a
The presentation of Easter Cards has be
come a delightful fashion Booklets, too,
are selected aud specially'bound for the oc
casion. "We think tou wiU find rhe best
variety at tbe rafais Eoval. We know
prices are nearly hair thu&e ask.nl at the
stationers. And so with novelties, uch as
eggs and chickens -For sale here in Sta
tionery Department, neaT llthst. entrance.
Process of Growing Them Is No
Tho Agricultural Department Tells
Dow to Itnise Xhein A J?rof.iU
uble .Employment for Women.
The Department of Agriculture has just
issued a farmers bulletin, devoted to the
cultureof mushrooms. The pamphlet, which
covers twenty pages, was written by Wil
liam Falconer, and is Issued under the
supervision of tlie Division of Vegetable
Physiology and Pathology.
The mushroom of commerce, as is ex
plained in the introduction, is practicaliy
the Xruit of the mushroom plant and not
the plant itself, as some might be led to
believe. The plant proper is a white or
bluish white mold, caHed mycelium, or, in
garden language, spawn, that grows in
fields and manure piles. In its ypunger
stage it becomes a network of white
threads, and it is from the joints on
these threads that the mushrooms spring.
In growing the crop, therefore, it is im
portant to keep the mycelium, or spawn,
alive and spreading, and Where this is
done the production of mushrooms is sure
Mushroom? are a winter crop, comingin
xrom September till April or May that is,
the work of preparing the manure begins
in September and ends in February, and
the packing of the crop begins in Octoier
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Retiring Sale !
Buying people tiro realizing that this is a wale of.
much importance. Inasmuch as u direct and generous
saving is innao upon every purchase. This is a brand
new stock, which, is being sold regardless of cost or vnlue,
nnd it will pay yoa to bay for fnture ase.
25c Silks, all kinds X9C
39c Silks, all kind1? 23c
49c Silks, all kinds 36c
75c China Silk. 28inches wide,
in white, cream and black.. 44c
75c Gros Grain, in navy and
98c Velvets 4c
49c Velvets....... 33c
$1.25 Silk-rinished Black Hen
49c Dress Goods, black nnd
39c Dress Goods, black and
colored.. .. 23c
23c Dress Goods, black and
colored.. . .. .. - 16c
locDrcss Goods .inLc
1 0c Dress Goods ac
6c Dressmaker's Cambric 3c
10c yard-wide Rustllug Lining . ,c
STERN'S, 904 -
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Silk "Waist, in any shade. And
54. 98 for the black brocaded
Silk Skirt. Sold separately.
c net Cloth Eklrt. imported, snmnjes,
n.7(S Some worth Si 2.50. Choice;
Imported Sultof new blue cloth,
nooliaued with white broadcloth.
finished with gold braid Lined
throughout with gray silk.
or November and ends in May. Under ex
traordinary conditions, the season may
begin earlier and last longer, and, in fact,
it may continue all summer
Mushrooiis are easy to grow, and begin
ners are often as successful with them
as are thosehavinganex tensive experience.
Success depends upon general conditions,
good materials, intere&t in the business.
Intelligent management and persistent ap
plication. However, aU these condltiom
are Just as necessary in the successful and
profitable raising of sheep, poultry, fruit,
grain or garden truck, as they are in the
mushroom industry. Aside from prepar
ing the manure and making up thebetls.it
is a clean crop to handle and occupies little
space, and. so far as the general routine
attention required by tho beds and tha
gathering, sorting, packing and marketing
of the mushrooms are concerned, tho
women of the household can do the work
as well as the men.
There is a widespread Impression that
there is some secret In the cultivation of
mushrooms, that the whole procedure is
shrouded in mystery, and that the mush
rooms have even to be grown in midnight
darkness; but this Is a mistaken Idea.
True, many mushroom growers do much
to foster this idea by carefully withholding
all information as to their methods of
growing the crop and persistently refus
ing to open their doors to anyone.
Farmers who desire to cultivate the plant
may find in the bulletin just Issued com
plete details, both for growing in ceUara
and in specially constructed buildings.
Es-Congressmun Aldrich Confident.
Ex-Congressman Frank Aldrich, who ia
a candidate for the post or minister to
Belgium, and who has the backing of
Speaker Reed, said yesterday that he ex
pect" soon to receive the appointment
12Kc yard-wide Percale G5c
12ic Dimity and Lawn 0C
Sc "White Goods 5c
10c best Dress Gingham ec
6 c best Apron Gingham '. c
Sc Domes flannel 4KC
Go Toweling crash.. 3C
6c yard wide Unbleached
2oc red Tabic Damask 13c
75chalf bleached Table Linen. .44c
90c White Spreads 59c
90c Blankets 44c
$1.49 Dress Skirts STc
19c Laundered "Waists STc
49c Corsets 33c
33c Infants' Caps 23c
$1.49 Infants Coats 93c
be Laces, all kinds 5c
fie Embroidery .4-UC
15C Belts jc
ST. N. W.
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