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THE TIMES, TV ASHING TOK, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 27, 189T.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1307.
Spuli.'ft Starving Troop.
Ii is .said tint during the past two years
Weyler ha., transmitted xo Paris and Lon
deii for his individual account more than
seven iiiillxiu dollars. Much ot this hund
home fortune is understood to lmve been
inefl Urtwugh Ue crtptaiii-fjeMeral's becom
ing Wee it contractor for the supply and
tnaaqpoitKtfr-a of the Spanish troops in
Soow of tlie net resalts of this enterprise
and industry on Vi'eyler's part are new
visJMe titHtNighoMt tlie Spanish lines, and
are itiOBlly described by & staff cor
respoudfitti ol tlte New York Herald, a
paper alwar: and consistently frfcneily to
Spain and inimical to the Cuban cause.
Hawser in lmtteTfc of news the Herald
fmtrtiMee tell, the truth agalnet its own
P9)iojr aart interest, and thus becomes, as
on titoe preheat occasion, r VAlu&oie witness
for tie jiTcculton.
-The Herald tJorrespanOent has heen
matting tJe ruads of the Spanish linos ia
ITanuta province, in company with a de
Vetive rrwi the Palace, who had orders
only u let hun see tlw bright side or
tilings. XcertlieJess, he did manage to
hee a good many tint had no bright side,
lie folates that the Spanish soldiers liave
been wiutomt pay for months. They are
-wittttttt cat or credit, and actually
aretarvir because their oonHnig&ariatalso
ia "Witltoat iiRner or credit, and Marshal
Htanoa i iu-ale to 1 urmsh eitlier.
TMc Herald man dorian ttiat the so
cattad Spatut-H fort are hospitals, filled
w iMe tever-KtrickeB, shivering ghosts of
Vhtm -ivho arc supposed tu sarrisuii tbein.
He ha.re that lii none of the towns within
t'wortya' railes of Havana could BInncc
muter ettmup,h men able to inarch five
inHe Ld then engage an ordinary bat
IbISah uf ttie patriot army. The Spanibti
Httdlere re Ij-iug down by the roadsides
aud lyla by hundreds of disease, desti
tottou, unti hunger.
TfH3e factfi are impertaut, as indimtins
19V. IrUie ctuuiee there is timt the Cuban
JleptfuHc votcntarily will lay down its
unnt liefrre an enemy as bankrupt and
loppij Jucapabie of serious military
upurailnus ii. the country as even the pro
SfHiHtsh pre represents it to oe. They
nt Kjjt tlie fooUMinoas of the plea
ttoat Spain oupht to have more time given
lier in wblcb to reconquer the country
:More time for ivIiHt? To let star-e aitotiiei
50.000 dier, whom she cannot feed?
Tre what reconcentra dee j et survive?
If Hu cannot feed her own troops, how ii
thc tuccor the other unfortunates, een
wtpjtosnif; her promises t do eo were
Tjorthy any credence, which they are not?
yy, SjiK'ji ha beu given too muUi tlm..
sibu toe much rope already, and civiliza
tion ami iMHiianity stand ashamed and
aghast at the resolts.
The Pension Question.
VVHiMs it is notorious that tlte re is not in
eleiuent of American society, either in the
JCorii or Puatii, not heartily in accord Tvitn
tue psiicw el iensIoning tlie veterans who
Inourwd -wounds and disability, titrougli
tiwir service to the country iu the mote
oritioal p-riodof its politienl existence since
the 3.var of independence, the Idea has be
jiMwc xvidvpread of late tiiat, liowever
goU and patriotic tlie policy mar be, tne
bysvun nuOer vhicli Is is administered de
ruanii- careful investigation and revlskm,
in order titat any abuvea in eonnection with
it. and popularly some are suipected. may
be rraeifi nd removed, TJie Xcw York
Herald odKorlally has called attention to
tlie iauu of our national pen-ion list in
very strong lrms. V.Te quote
A deficit of forty-four millions In govern
ment Tevenue during the four and a half
months or the new fiscal year lends sig
niri ounce to the report of Secretary Bliis
touching tfee tremendous growth of the
At the end of June the number of pen
sioners on the roll lacked only 14,000 of
being a round million. That een .this
figore will soon be exceeded is evident
from the fact that -about 200,000 claims
-were awaiting adjudication, of which
It is estimated about one-half would be
When it Is remembered that the entire
-population of the Northern states men,
women, and children at tiic outbreak of
the war was about 20,000,000, the pre
posterous character of the pension roll of
ioilay, thirty-two years after the deciara-
tlon- of peace, becomes apparent. One
year after the close of the "war the list
amounted to 120,000. in ten jearslt-had
grown to 234,000, in 18S9 a quarter of
a century arter the war had ended it
had swollen toneaily half a million, and
iu tlie past eight ienr& this has ueen
The Herald regnrdh these figures as
alann'ng. It .ib.seiis that the Xees for
i:0miuhiir fciirgciui". and eApeme of dv
pcnslng the moneys Jiave amounted to $72,
000 000, and tlu-pensions distributed reacn
the astounding iotal or more than $2,107,
UOO.000. In 1&GG the pension list co
the Government $13,000,000. In 189GK
amounted to $140,000,000, aud still it
is Increasing. About 50,000 pru-doneio
a year are being added to the rolls. How
this huppens is in part explained In u
passage of the report of the Commissioner
of Pensions, In "wiiic'i he recommends he
parage of a law providing that no pensU-n
bhall be granted to the widow ot a so!--dicr
who hereafter shall marry. On thbi
point theKew York Herald says.
Under existing lavs a woman "who -marries
a soldier pensioned under the act of
1890 is entitled to a penbiou ab a -wJdo-w
only wlicn married to him prior to the pas
sage of that act: but a woman -who marries
a Kildier pensioned under the general law
and thereafter becomes a "widow is entitled
to pension. In the judgment of the Com
missioner as cited in Secretary Blisb re
por: there should be no discrimination, as
assuredly the woman who marries a ren
iioiier at thib late daj experienced none of
the linrdshipb, deprivations and anxieties of
n soldier's ifc anil should not be placed on
the rolls as Mich. The latriotic spirit of
the American people glows with desire to
liiiuor all -who served iu defense of the Union
and to provide for them and theirs. But a
penMou list which a generation after the
cIoh; of the "war has doubled in eight iear
and is still swelling, which already calls
Tor nearly as much money as is spent for
tno entire ordiuar y exentes or the Govern
ment, certalnlj Includes many who are not
entitled to draw upon the hard earnings of
the masses who are heavily taxed to pro
vide these enormous Mims.
"1 ne utjeot is omi ol Congressional at
tention, and ought I', liave it without murli
!, It n, SclilevwiK-HolMelnV
Often we have been reminded that se
had a worse Armenia at our -icrv doors
tlian anvthlng that Turkey ever has been
able to produce in Asia, granting nil tlie
technical nbllitj of her Bashi-E'izouks dwi
othci fiendish agencies But the prct-cnt
effort of varloub inteiosts and influences
opposed to the fieedom of Cuba, aud to
liuinun liberty generally, are ohowlng a
general niipositlon to throw- the wnole
luban question into such a muddle as the
cWeswig-Holstelu question onte ropri1
seHted. But the attempt will be m -v.'in.
The more dust there is thrown on theslEua
tlon by tne Spaniards, the few traitor in
Cuba, tile hypocrisy of the Sogasta AlcKin
ley autonomy scheme, and by suppression
of the Lrue facts ot the .situation in 'he
Island the moi e easy it will be on the lound
up to clear the atmosphere, and dhow the
truth and the duty of the American Go-, ern
ment an d people.
Tlie statement of Senator llotgan to
tills journal on Sunday, aud hid supple
mentary remarks in icply to a question
from the Xew York Herald on Monday, do
not leave any Illusions in connection with
the matter. Senator Morgan challenges
the official record of the Go eminent to
show that a "state of -war" does not exist
in Cuba. And, became the facts ar
too notorious to require alseuoainn, it
only 'ii necessary nere to quote wnat he
has said to the Herald, as, previously, be
4aid tb VhcTimes:
Tlie recognition of the fact that public
war exists in any country, when it occurs
between an established government and its
own citizens or subjects who refuse to sub
mit to its authority, necessarily implies that
Mie insurrectionary party has been able to
create a state of open, public war in the
region ot country occupied by their forces,
and that they constitute a de Tacto govern
ment, at least, for the purpose or conduct
ing war, and may be held bound to any
nation concerned to conduct that war in
conformity with the code ot international
The right of the United States to recog
nize the fact that public war exists in Cuba
cannot be denied, unless we are under some
ban ot insensibility to an awrul truth, at
which the whole world is appalled, both on
account or its magnitude and its duration,
and is shocked and orrended at its in
Further, senator Morgan holds that "un
Iohs some pressure has come upon us
that paralyzes the moral sense of the
Government so that it is uneorHcio- s
of the awful truth that has revealed to
all the rest ot the world the horrors
of the Tar In Cuba, we are bound in
common honesty to declare that warexists
there, and that the Cuban governmear,
which has eery attribute of a de facln
government for conducting open warfare,
and every attribute, also, of a regu'ar
civil government, except the recognition
of its independence by other nation, rs
a de facto government, at least for th
purpose of conducting war."
It is because of the unassailable position
thus assumed bySenator Morgan and other
friends ot Americanism, national honor and
humanity in theCongress.thatSenatorslike
Mr. Hale, of Spain, and Mr. Caffcry, ..f
Louisiana, publicly express the fear that
the Congress will do something for the
Republic of Cuba, in spite of all the
moneyed interebts arrayed behind the Ad
ministration to defeat uch action. The
latter asserts that Spanish barbarities
intervention, asslncethe arnvalofTdarf hal
Blanco barbarities have ceased. It will be
difficult for Senator Caffery and other
Senators friendly to Spain to prove this.
On the contrary, the absolute evidence is
that the atrocities of "Wejler's war have
been continued, and still continue, under
Tne Sew York Herald, which for soma
time has seemed to enjoy the confidence
vt the Administration in connection with
the Spanish alliance, asserts that Mr.
MeKinlei wil' urge the Cingres.s to "give
?pain more time." It may be correct in
this prediction. If so, there -v. HI be an
uncomfortable impression produced upon
the American people which the Adminis
tration nay have cause to regret.
A Xew Business.
There are queer businesses in all pails
of the earth, but one of the queerest Is
huugestedbT a London paper as follows.
S I'MPATHl" offered to thoso who have no
one to which they can tell their sorrow.
Interviews by api()intment.
The idea -should liud and blossom and
bear fruit in this country far more than
in England. English people are reserved;
they -have high walls about their gar
dens and their sympathies. The public
men in that country object to being fol
lowed about by reporters and eyed by
the curious -when they ?i r.n a ournei
It might cash happen In 'England
that a cuffcrer would have "no one to
whom he Could tell his borrow," but he
would be less likely to want to tell it
than if he were an Amerlc-aircTjTfere are
people in this land -who desire nothing
bo muih as to talk about t hems elves. If
they can get some friend to listen to
a recital or theii -oeb, achievements and
personal history tliey are happjj and fame
to them means Mmply another chance
or telling over these thir.gs to a wider
audience. Unfortunately, these people are
apt to c-onsidorns a borethe acquaintance
-who wibhes to talk about himself when
they wibh to talk about themselves, and
many of them would be glad to pay their
good money to get somebody vhosie busl
ness it is to listen and bympnthle.
Such a person, -with a convenient faculty
for bun-ting into tears and looking tin
utterable things, might earn a reason
ably large salart when once aO'.brlc
And there is another -wa in which such
a business might be made profltTible, a
scheme which may underlie thib innocent
looking London paragraph. There arc
people who -will pay good money for In
formation about their neigh lxir private
affairs. There are many ,'fy'f.pl'-, Tot in
stance, -wl.o -would pay a phJfessionul sym
pathiser a goodly sum to KnoSy Just how
Mr. Plait reels about the Kfcyn York elec
tion. Politicians find it well to cultivate
calmness and screnitj of mien on all oc
cations, but if they only mad" a practice
ot confiding their private borrows to the
-prorebhiounl rvmpathiyer, and the prores
hloual b.-.mpatjii7er would Tor a considera
tion part with these interviews to the
representatives or the yellow jo-nnais, or
to some ambitious politician of the op
posite party, what a Yukon Valley of op
portunity that Kympa-thiei -would have!
Without Anglomania, it may be admitted
that this scheme, like thoseor the delight
ful Col. mulberry Sellers, Jias "millions
A report from eastern Europe announces
that a body or r,000 Albanians, ot the
districts ot Ipek and Hlakova, luvw- re
volted against Turkey, and rought an en
gagement with Turkish troops, in which
both sides Iobt heavily. Servian and Bui
ganan troops liave been sent to the scene,
which goos to show that tlie powers will
r.ot allow natives to attack the rule of
the Sultan He is a Turkey, reserved for
a future Thanksgiving dinner, at which
his imperial neighbors will assist, and to
which Albanians and such like people
will not be invited.
It Is announced from Madrid that the
Cortes will be the arbiter of the tariff
reform proposed f.r Cuba. That is, the
Cubans, supposing the improbaole that
they will accept autonomy, will arrange
their own tariff, and if the Spanish Cortes
does not like it: why, it will be turned
down. The Cortes to ant upon such an
assumed possibility will be elected next
March. It is Tair to presume that the
Administration will want to give Spain
time enough lo see what that very future
legislative body may feel inclined to do
Tlmt is entirely consonant with the Peck
sniffian Miller in foreign affairs.
The prlvv council or Holland, after a
long session, and the consumption or man;-pipc-s
and much Schiedam schnapps, has
concluded to TcrbJd to young Quepr
Wllhelnima the recn&tldh or bicycling,
whirh the councillors conclder inconsistent
with the dignity or the throne. Holland
royalty might Qat Edam cheese, or drive
a mule on a tmvtnvoy" vra !yf6MM,us
tenance or 'amusement, with propriety,
but the wild and wicked Yankee wheel is
"infra- dig." Poor little Wilhehnina!
Par better that she had been born a free
and independent American tvpewi iter girl
Now w hit wouldthellcn-ThomabBrack-ett
Reed ha-.e to say irthe oppesition in
his chamber were to assert minurltyrights
affr the manner ot the opposition hi the
Austrian RnchTath' "Would he call in the
troops or get under the Speaker's table'.
We are yet at tea as to whether Em
peror Francis Joseph should import Mr.
Reed or our opposition members should
hire Hi "Wolff to show them how tc
resist suppression. On the whole, we
think the former would be preferable.
And now our Canadian neighbors dls
cover that they cannot suspend pelagh
sealiutc without an act of the Dominion
Parliament. This is a matter of great
Canadian convenience. Before the next
meeting of their legislature the Canad
ian seal pirate fleet will have act out
upon its work of barbarous destruction.
Is it not about time that we intimated
to Great Britain her duty to bring thefce
bi'm;tious provincials to order?
Xobody will feel particularly sorry that
extreme opponents of the Hawaiian an
nexatlon treaty, like Senatorb "White. Caf
fery and Cockrell, are hopeless of pre
venting ratification or, even if they should
block that in the Senate, of preventing
the passage of an act of Congress which
would accomplish ttie same end. A re
cent poll of the Senate shows more than
the necessary two-i birds In favor. Op
position may postpone the date, but we
do not anticipate much, bince, under the
circumstances, It would amount to noth
ing more than a factious waste of time
Another object lesson in gold rr oinetal
lism is threatened. The cotton bplnners
of England, because of the practical de
monetization of silver in India, are unable
to soil gooas, and propose to cut wages
A general strike of 200,000 operators is
expected. That would paralyze one ot the
Vingdom'b greatest industries, and seriously
depress the ruarkotprlceot American cotton
Incidentally, we presume that' cotton
mills in tills 'ountry would derive a tern
Four Drowned, Nineteen .Saved.
J.ondoc, Nov. 26. The British stoamer
Baron Ardrossan, from Bombay for Ant
werp, collided with the Austrian steamer
Tokio last night, off Duageness. The
TolMo sr.nk almost immediately, carrying
down four members of her crew and
nineteen others were saved. The Ardros
san wau much damaged about the bows.
Result of the HaiTit, Jvillinjr.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 26 The Baptists
have derided to remove their State head
quarters from Waoo to Dallas bei-ause if
the Brann Baylor University controversy,
wli'cii resulted in the killing of the II urjs
brothers. There is a rumor inat thoYnl
versity will also be'removecTsonte time in
3Do you Iinoiv tlmt yon eari Lave
Tlie Morniug, Evening and Sunday
Times- the only COMPLETEj new.
paper imbllshecl in "Wasliiinjtoy
served to you by earner for -f'itty
cfcuts a moutliV u3r
Representative Livingston, that ardent
sympathiser Willi1 all peoples in distress,
and the enpeclal advocate ot the cause ot
Cuba Libre, p0ke rather despondently
esterday of the, .outlook in Congress
"I can see buji little ahead," he ob
served, -"and am inclined to think the np
bhot of the whole business will ut? nothing
but talk. That will do the insurgents no
good, ahd will Mmply aid Spain, by
postponing the 'day when something defi
nite will be done to help that struggling
people. 1 he same influences that will
pass the bill In 'the House to strengthen
the national banking system will sup
press all orrJelnl references to Cuba. The
money power does not want that subjf-ct
agitated, and the Administration will
obey its behests. So Tar as the naxlouil
banks are concerned, I am in favor of
amending thft lawl in one or twa par
ticulars. T would jvo thorn the pcrwer to
issue notes up tohc par value of iMHr
security bonds, cldld remove all taxes
on bankb, pud cstajblibh restrictions that
would make lit irpposslblc ror the banks
or the countny to contract the currency.
That, I believe would accomplish lome
good, and lft-lp tiii people a little, by
adding to tire vcirtiW or the mniny in
One or theJmuKtpjomlucnt Republicans
of towa, a nrfau whq .formerly held th i jf
firc of United Estates marshal, and for ob
vious reason doesnot desire lib, name
to be quoted", is now iiUJie city on busi-nefe-s
connected cwlt1i an office tu whit h
he was rpcjjptfy appointed. Bisuislng
the political bituation in his own Slate
he bald last night that It wus almost cer
tain that the Democrats of Iowa would
next ycr elect five members of Congress
in districts now represented by Repub
lie-tins, lie fays thefeehng against J resi
dent McKlnley, ole!j on account of bis
inlciprcUUioii of the civil b'rviue mv,
is intense, and that this will be on of
tne ixsuei or the campaign. It the mtm
berb whose onts are in danger come out
tion on thib bnbject, this politician says,
they maj be able to secure a reimmiim
Uon and tetam their seats. The woid
brout'ht to W.isniugtou by this man has
act some of the lenders thinking, and it
lb inthiinted that the attack to be mad3
on the civil service reform law may gather
more eirength than the friends of that
law are willing to admit. There is little
doubt but that in ttie "Webt, where the
pressure for of) ice upon members has been
encTiTous, and where the of fie eb ecurl
have been infrequent, the discontent hab
grown rapidly, and members friendly to
the exibtmg order of things mayb forced
to take an adverse .stand in order to save
A bitter fight has been begun by the
A. P. A. againbt David M. Dunne, a
piomment candidate for collector of in
let nal revenue for the Oregon district.
Mr. Dunn is said to be strongly indorsed
by the Republicans or his State m.l if in
a fair way to get the office. AffidnVts
have beer, filedatthe Treadury Department
tgalnst hi in, but beyond the tact that It lb
ul.eged Mi. Dunne was a deserter from
the Army, the Treasury officials decline
to state what the afflda-vits ooutnin.
Thl5 case also revives the story that the
same oif-unizntlon is preparing its ."ase
ugoiiibt Judge McKenna for the fight, :t
Is mud itiuteiids to make againbthiniwhen
he is nominated to be associate justice
of the Supreme Court. It wa& Htated a
few days ago that Senator Hoar vas
opposed to Judge McKenna for this place
oti the grounds of his religion. ,
Senufor Hear, cliatniinn of the com iit
tee to whirh the nomination would lie re
ferred, ie not in the city, hut one or his
closest friends tuld a Times representa
tive? 3("-terday tliat there was aloluly
no foundation f,oi thin report. "While the
Senator le a firm believer in the tenets
of Ills owji faith, e, is one ot Use most'
liberal of inenion this suSiex t. In this pj r
ticular uae it may b$ stated tlint de uuor
Hoar is a wjirm friend of the Attwiiey
Geueral. admir-s hiiii for his manv estima
ble qualities and has frequently spitken
in terms of high c-steein with respect to lis
character This gen'tleiiran sav th it en
atoi 11 jar will be actuated by his sense of
duty in determining tlie fitnew, 'it the omi
nce for the poMtion tp which he may be
named, ndi that reliirlouN pr-duVctions
will not enter Into his consideration of
Senator Pritclmrd, of North Carolina,
chairman of t lie Committee ,tn civil Service,
has naturally given much attention to tne
subject, tlmt come within the jurisdic
tion of his committee, and he believes that
the p'e'-ent eirl service refonn law should
be modified somewhat. Mr. Pritcbatd ia
a pretty good sort of a spoilsman, tint ne
does net want to see the law wiped out
altogether. That it is a good tiling when
applied to clerks, railway postalolcrkb lyrt
others, where steadiness In the service a id
added experiences give the best results, is
admitted by Mr. Pritohard, but he denies
that it should apply, or ever was fnten.ied
to apply, to many positions included b
the last Administration.
During the extraordinarj session of Con
gress the alleged vlolationt. of tlie civil
ber-v Ice reform law were in esUgated by Mr
chleriy under iuestlgatlon Lemg the Gov
erunent Printing Orfice. During the ,e
ces; the violations of the law iu connec
Hon with the Bureau of Animal Indubtry at
Omahi were investigated, and as soon as
Congress reconveneb the committee will
begin an investigation of the law and its
enforcement Jn connection with the intern U
revenue, a department where the biggest
efforts are being made to render Mr. Cleve
land's order a nullity. Senator Pritchard
talks ''haiily about what his committee will
report, but it is easy to guess that hp is in
faor or a inai ked modification of tite pres
ent reformed chil service, a modification
that will open the floors to ninny who are
not now under the classified service aud
remove many who are now there.
Journal Clerk McKee, of tne House, has
his office in apple-pie order and everv
thitig ready for the assembling of Con
gress and the meeting of the various com
mittees. The several thousand bills intro
duced at the last session and "referred,",
hut wmcli in reality, went to the file room,
have been sorted and arranged for the com
mitters to which they properly belong, and
if those committees liave any desire to go
to work there is abundance of material on
ivnd. Tl)o opening uf the new session
Will cause another influx of measures, for
every member coming to the city now ias
some pet scheme which he believes will
bolve some one or the n.any problems con
fronting tne people today. The financial
propositions that aie pending are a lpglt.u
in number, and it would look as if it weie
impossible to compile a single measure tnat
would be satisfactory to the majority, .ut
of the hundreds or si-parate ideas repre
sented in bills and joint resolutions tow
before tho two houses of Congress.
A partial table of the contents of the At
lajitic MonthH for December is perhaps
its best Introduction, lo considerate minds.
lh list follows: "Tlie American His
toriral isovel " bv Paul Lelcr-btpr Ford
"Belated Feudalism in America, I," jy
Henry G. Chapman: ' "Literary London
Twcity YearblAgo by Thomas "Wjik
worfc'i Uiggiribon; "Some Unpublished f "t
ters or Dean SWifr, IV.," by George Bu
beck Hill, 'Tho'Comiflg Literary Revival
1L," by J S ToniK-atf "Rtalo UMveis'ties
and Church CoTicgeS"" by Francis "W.
Keley Hopkrnon Sinith's serial, "Caleb
"West," a-nd Kate Douglass "Wig-gin's
"Penelope's proKres," are continued.
The literarv Te-VioW!''are not only in
structive, but idlrerestibg.
Satin day wo
H. & M.
One-day " Snaps"
For Saturday Shoppers.
Conquests of Saks' picket-line that patrols the
market constantly on the lookout for the main
chance for the Big- Store's patrons.
Choice of Men's $2 and -$2.50
'!' t. Derbys and Fedoras all
shapes and shades today
Last chance for the choice
Suits and Overcoats at.
And if you take our advice you'll come early in the day
too. Onthe purchase of either Suit or Overcoat you save at least $3 they're
not equaled anywhere for less than $11.50 and thinkinij folks won't let three
dollars slip through their hands for want of a little promptness. No we
didn't make 'em but we guarantee same as if we had. They're all wool
and all worth.
The Overcoats are Ii,uc kerseys
and lined with double warp Italian
cloth, ilk in sleeves, velvet collar;
double stitching on scams and
edges, cut the best-liked length.
See 'era and you'll want one.
Men's Separate Pants.
A lot or 350 pairs English "Worsted Pants-not the kind that are called
55 values-hut the kind that you cannot buy anywhere in the country
under $5. Pcrrect-ntting, and the very latest patterns. It's such val
ue as this that makes Saks' the most popular btore in town. Your
choice or these Pants to-aay - C-3 HZ.
Big Day for Boys' Clothes
Boys' $2.50 and $3 Short Pants Suits
in fancy patterns, that stand wear like Trojans. Every
thread wool. Choice of Reefer style up to S years
Double-breasted up to 15 years. All the Short Pants
wearers can be fitted: This is the biggest bargain this
The Special Reefers.
Cl ZC for regular!?2.50 value blue
?10U Chinchilla Reerers, with
choice of ulster or sailor collar,
lined with fancy cassimere.
Try to match 'em, even at S2.50,
you'll unuerbtand what a chance
this is-3 (to 10 years. Wc care
for all tli& boys, you see.
CO ?n jrrr regular S4.25 value
bailor or ulster collur , wool lined,
and the smaller Mie trimmed with
braid. Fit ages 3 to 10 years.
Not odds and ends of unj-bodys
stock nor samples that models have
worn out trying en but full hncb.
In allsi7es of brand-new garments
made up to our special order
from fabrics that we closed out
from the importers at a scarifice.
Black 'Astrakhan, Black and Navy
Blue, Bojul Blue and Brown Ker
beys and Tan Covert Cloths are in
cluded in the assortment, made up
in lly Tronts, with Scotch col
lar. Fly and Double-Breasted, arid
Shield front, with both the Frank
lin audlvlondlke storm collars, lined
all through with silk, from $10 up.
Thev're Coats that, bought in the
rejrulnr way, must sell at froraSS to
S25. Heres what we are going
to do with them today guar
SS.00 ones for $5 00
S10.C0 ones for $6 00 ALL
$12 00 ones for .SS.00
$15.00 ones for $10.00 SIZES.
$1S00 ones for $12 00
$25.00 ones for $16.50
Cashmere Tea Gowns
Just 15 Red, Blue and Green Cash
mere Tea Gowns, handsomely trim
med withlace; latest style.
Regular $10 value. Spe- ;; -in
Big Skirt Offering.
Small quantity but big value.
73 Black and Navy Blue Sergeb und
Fancy Scotch Mixtures, lined with
percallne and bound with velvet;
correct out and graceful drape.
Regular $-4-30 all over the c-o aq
country. Special at ."7
Themakersof cheap valuesin Men's Underwear Tcnow better than tooffer
us their truck. We want to quote low prices but we are bound to
give you values that'll be credlta ble to us. We never make "bargain"
a scapegoat. "We orfer the world today three lots or Underwear that
cannot be matched we don't care what the pretense nor what the
Lotof Heavy German Ribbed Bal bnggan Shirts and Drawers full
fashioned and exceptional value for $1.25.
Lot or Fleece Ribbed Balbriggan
Shirts and Drawers, satin trim
med, re-enforced and '"anchored"
seams, pearl buttons and suspender
tapes. Worth 65c For
"WoolJPleeced Derby Ribbed Shirts
and Drawers, pearl buttons, silk
trimmings, stayed seam and full'Sl
24 dozen English Merino Half
Hose' -the kind that's '25c else
What the Shoe Sale Means.
for Men's $3.50
and S 1.50 Patent
van, Calf, and
for Men's S2.75
for Boys' Black
Satin Calf Shoes;
worth $1.75 and
for Men's S3
Calf and Kussia
for Men's Black
Satin Cair Shoes,
worth SI .7 5 and
for Boys' Black
"Sales' Corner.". ,Five Stores.
cial Tor Sat
The SllitS are SinSlc and Double
breasted Sacks, in plain
fast color Blue and Black, and
neat and nobby plarde and checks.
Lot of Blue, all-wool JCersey Over
coats, cut short, rull baok. Italian
lined, double-stitched edges -new
est siyie ior o to a.4 yeara
size, wortn, $o.u.
Blue and Black Cheviot Overcoats,
cut medium length, lined with
Italian cloth, velvet collar. Beat
Coats you ever saw for 6.30.
sizes, 1-1 co i years.
For the Ladies.
175 Man-tailored Suits.
produced in the same way ot
tabrlcs we bought below the mar
ket and had made up as we wanted
them. Instend of all 36' we've
every size from 32 to 46. "We want
to tell you we haven't had any
better made suits in the house this
season they're all "jewels" ot
perrect Tit and fashion. The i hence
ot Black, Nav Blue Brown, Cadet
Blue, Green and RoAal Hue Home
spuns in two-toned effects, made
up in Blouse. Fly rront ami tight
fitting Basques, silk or satin lined
all through. Some are plajn stitch
ed, otbera are t'imnied w ith mili
tary braid, skirts are perfect
lined with percaline alHj bound
with velvet. Today they shall
$10.00 for S15.00 values.
$12.00 for $1S.00 values.
$15.00 for .$20.00 values;
$16.50 for $25.00 values:
In Blue, Red, Pink and Grav-ve
hardly thought we'd be able to get
any more to sell at thio price
but bere aie 50 dozen for
Saturday. S9c values for O.DC
28 dozen fleece-lined, in hand
some patterns, perfect shape: per
feet fitting and aii coloro. We
have divided 'em into these lots
7Sc for $1.25 ones.
$1.19 for $1.50 ones.
$1JS for $2.00 ones.
35 dozen .Natural Wool Half Hose
the kind that's 20c everywhere -
53 dozen Hermsdorf Dved Black
and Fast Color Tan Half Hose, with
high spliced heels and toes Worth
spcTaTaT1 value-Srday for a
Tied and Untied Ties.
At an untied price. Choice ot Tecks,
Puffs and Four in-Ilanek,-c!,oic?
patterns, latest coloring. Betterthan
the usual 35c kind-Saturday
and Reel worth 98c, ?1 .'25.S1.48,
and $1.91 Special tomor- to
row for -rOC
f-u-0 i Tale Hats' B,ue an1 Rel.
".raed with red and white and
ruin Blue worth 50c. oC)
apecial tomorrow. )L,
Lot of Boys' and Girls' Camel's
Hair Golf Caps worth 50c op.
opecial tomorrow jL
10th, nth. and F Sts. N. "W:
Christmas Cards, Booklets, Cal
endars, Diaries First Floor.
And today will be especially
interesting to the children,
because the Great New Toy
Store is filled with all sorts
of playthings the thous
and and one things tfrat
make children happy and
Christinas dear to their
hearts, and they are invited
to see them. Parents will
find some very exceptional
offerings in Boys', Girls'
and Infants' Outfitting De
partments. A special invi
tation is extended to the
Our Great New
is not surpassed, if equaled, bj
any Toy Store In America to
day. Il covers the spacious
fourth ilcor and is easily acces
sible by 6 elevators. Plenty of
lig-ht; plenty of room; unmatch
ed facilities; excellent service
and Toys from every Toy center
of Europe and America in great
er quantities and greater assort
ment than ever before and
there isn't a particle of trash In
the entire g-athering-.
Dolls of every good old sort
and all the best nev? kinds.
Dolls' Houses, Dolls' Furniture,
Dolls' Dresses, Hats, Caps, Un
dergarments, Stockings, Shoes,
Overshoes and Outfittings of all
kinds. Dolls dressed to order.
A feature of our Toy Store is the
classification of Toys each
kind being- displayed iu a sepa
rate section or on a separate
counter. You will find this ar
rangement very helpful in mak
ing your selections.
A visit to this department will
interest the old as well as the
Special Items at Special'
Prices for Today Are:
500 Dolls Clowns, Negroes,
Dressed Dolls and a variety of
other sorts at the special orice.
Dolls' Black Rubber Toilet
Sets, including- Comb and Brush
9 pieces in all at the special
18e the set.
IMsseI!j Toy Carpet Sweepers-. S5c
Tlie iw lMle- The BtHsy Ross
The new Game of McKlnley, or
How to Elect a President SjL.OO
The ever popular Saw Pwew
Seep Bobbie Ittowttrs, ooroptete lu
Toy Stable, foctcihas Horse aad
The uovr txaiae Slrta and Win..
A. Ii- C. ami Picture Bluefcs, lo
Everybody's punter aa iwujroe-
ttvetoj lor boys
The ilagac Box
Dolls Haoi'twcks, complete with
Boys' Ittuck KuuberFootlMlto
Leather Rucby FojtbaHs $X.OO
Bays Bovms Uloves, tr 4 S3L.SS5
Bofs' I'UBCMlng Bags S1.S5
Dres&fd Ras Dolls, paiated facet,.. i5c
Dressed Bidque Dolls (infants) JLSc
Boys' Outfitting Depart
ment. Never such a worthful collec
tion, never such a variety of
styles, never such excellent val
ues and never such spacious,
convenient quarters for the
showing- and the selling- as now.
Special values For today in all
lines of Boys' "Wearing- Apparel
Suits, Overcoats, Reefers,
Trousers, Waists, Blouses, Hals,
Caps, etc. values well deserv
ing of and that invite the clos
es i investigation.
Fancy Mixed ClM'viot. Suits, very setvic
ahle reatenal, panto double seutaufl'Scneea-.
Slzes 4 to 15. U pairs of pnuis wTt&taBh
hurt. Value, $.75.' '
SPECIAL PBICE. S2.50.
Fine Fancy Scutch Cheviot Suits 5 hanelr
splendid -wearing, ' pairs ot pants with
each suit. Sizes 4 to 15. Shted up to d
have bratileel sailor collar. Worth at least
SPECIAL PRICE. $3.50.
Imported Scotch Cheviot Suits the ma
terial was imported for flue golf sulU
hanelsome plaid-s. absolutely all woal.sewed
with silk, nicely lined with fine Italian
cloth, 2 parrs ot pants with pach 3It
Slzes 4 to 16. Sizes up to ? liave braided
sailor collar. Regular value, 30-75,
SPECIAL PRICE. $5.00.
All-wool avy Blue Blouse' butts, very fU
blouse, plaited sleeves, hnnd-iomely braided;
lanyard and whistle with eacn suit. SUes
3 to 10. YaIue.Su.ri0,
SPECIAL PRICE. $3.75.
All wool Astrakhan Reefers ror lictla
boys, very styhsh ami hantl-ormdy made,
neatlybraidd. Sizs3to3. Blue.brown.
black and green. Worth $4.30.
SPECIAL PRICE. S3.50.
Outing Flannel Blouses, with very wida
sailor collar a very popular style for tho
little fellows. Sizes l to 10.
Outing Flaanel Shirt. W.rlsts, with small
roll collar of fancy all wool material a
novelty and a popularoru. Sizes 7 to 14-