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II uASAnrifs coxnettirATios or U Soar AOTOItS' ELOCUTION. W H. M T Pn.tle ..plrnt. Wl1ir B. B .,( IUW 1-T.IU ITO.tll-Hllaiirk 9 la rrmiH " ,h" l""r or " "h,w- A , ft.tr r IH Theatre In E.rope. Be' "One of tho best things which tho dramatlo S' .chool. can accomplish." tald . sUgemsnagcr ttb "ho has had many yonra of tho best New York CT experience, "would ho to twin their pupils Ihor- Vm ouUiv n elocution. Not long ago thcro nroso T luiiung nctors a robclllon against tho study of di ' elocution. Thcro wcro various explanation (, ,or t),n. One was that It mado them stilted In L,V , inccch. another that It was unsultcd to tho mod- 5 , trn plnyc, and thero wero enough excuses to V mako It appear that elocution was In reality a t great disadvantage to the actor. As a matter ' of fact, there Is no ono accomplishment so Im portant. It died out on our staco partly be caiiBO tho plays of tho old tragedians wero less frequently seen. In the days of Forrest and his ' contemporaries thcro wcro younger mon who I ono day hoped to Jill their places, and they knew f bow Important a part of their art elocution wos. f flo they studied It, and tho result was such nn actor m Kdw In llooth, who ropreicnted tho very ,j l,rt of that laBt generation of ilnsslcal actors. I lho men of that period know elocution possibly f ns well as ho did, although they wcro not i blessed with such voices to exhibit It with. But i they knew how to tiso such voices as tbey had, f and elocution survived as an Important elo jj ment of the actor's art down to Hooth's ronera I tlou. It Is possessed to-day only by tho old no 8 tors on the stage who were contemporaries of I his. Tho acton of the day havo grown not S wily to ncglict It. hut to depreclato its advan- tages. It muBt remain for tho dramatlo schools fe to Impress upon tho coming generations of play- I i rs how necessary It really Is. Tho actors who ! idhih to mo to day nro rarely able tomoduliito I Ibolr voices to tho exprc.i.-lona that I try to f mnko them me. It Is Impossible for them to do I It, bccauBO Ilio volco Is not trained, 'they havo I noirr loiinicd to control it. Hut moro slgnlM- I tan than nil tho action or posture In tho noilit Ii tho expression of tho voice. Thnt denotes a feeling moro potently than any other means In 8 tho nctor's control, und not to havo that in his 1 tuner Ii tho loss of ono of bin most ctTcctlvo aids. It li easy enough to see hy the actors do h not earn to study elocution. It is dltllciiltnnd S nionutuiious, and It takes lime. It id cry l inurh cabicr to Invent 'business,' which Is pna- r flblo to anv Player with tho average amount of I Intelligence. HuL to speak a bciitcnoo in such a wu) that oiery word 1 tlcltvcrtd with JuiMlio ? rhuin of color or inclining that Hie situation ' ili-mnnds Is a far moro ililllcult matter. Thnt Is ' nn art. and an nrt which is not to bo picked up I In lho casual work ot a low months. "At the Corner! atnlro in l'urls, which Is cor rectly regarded as the model of Its kind, tho ' Ktudents during a term of thrco years devoto I liioel of thulr time to lho truluing of the wilcc. 'fbcro aro other important branches of siudy, but it li elocution which ocuplca I hem most. t Is as valuable to them In tho modem phi) a as it Is In tho classical drama. Careful modu lation of tho olco nro as necessary in the dramas of tho day as In tho most Inspired vere ever written. There was nuur u drama that did not require tho expression of tenderness, hate, or anger in soino of Us speechts. and in the realistic plays, wbcro tho action U most re strained, there seems indocd ocn grcuternccd of a control of tho voice, which can cypress readily the (.lightest shado of meaning. Elocii lion Is indeed moro Important to actors to-day than It ever was, and their indifference to Its advantages was never gi enter. The drauiatlu schools can do no grrutcr seivico to tholr own ttudonts, nn well as to the stage, to-day, than to put that art back Into tho foremost plnco among tho actor's accomplishments." Gabriel d'Annunzto has finished n play called ' 1 "Gloconda," and according to tho reports printed In Europe, ho must bo dovotlng him , coif to dramatic composition with unprece dented enthusiasm. Ho went to Milan when Klconora Duso acted In his play there, and told somo moro details ot lho theatre which Is to be built for him on tho shores of Ldko Albanus. Ho will have entire chargo of the theatre, and only tragedies will ho acted there at first, and they will have to bo of a character that would havo mado them acccptablo to tho Athenian public In the host days of tho Crock: drama. There will bo musical accompani ments of tho best possible character for the per formances, and toiuedlci In tho classical stylo may bo acted later. Works by writers of all countries will ho received so long s ttiov conform to tho classical standards, and Sarah Ilernhardt as well as Duso wlll.tako port in homo of the representations. Tho money for tho support of tho new theatre has so far come en tirely from countries outside of Italy, although shares of $100 each aro shortly to be lsouod lu order that pcrsouB unable to subscribe- largo amounts may coutrlbuto to the enterprise. Tho theatre will be opened ono year from next March, and Die first scries of performance will continue until tho middlo of Jlay. Thnt will be the period yearly devoted to tho fostlval ' productions. Rig. IVAnnunzio said that bis ' tragedy "Tho Dead City" would not bo acted in Italy until Eloonorn Ituso was roady to play In It. Tho theatre, which D'Annunzio says , . will be "the springtime theatre "is to havo ft Inrga number of dancers trained In the classical poics, im well as an orchettrn which will be the il nest that can bo gathered together. The theatre at Broadway nnd Twenty-eighth street, lately called the Jonah, will from to morrow bo known as Sam Jack's Theatre, tak ing the latest of Us many names from that of Us new manager. Mr. Jack says that his en tertainment will "run on women's legs." He Is not In the business of elevating tho stage. He has grown rich with bold and brazen bur lesque companies and Is frank in his avowal that the show which he Is bringing into Broad way is immodest with "1 vlng pictures" and "Paris foUles." The fact has been proven again that New York does not liko an old-fashioned, one-ring circus well enough to pay a profit to it, John B. Doris made the latest experiment, in an eli gible place close to upper Broadway, and gave a show which would have been regarded thirty years ago as excellent, but It was not supported by tho public, and now It Is given up. A change in the week's plan at the Irving Place provides for the production on Thursday of "Hans Huckebeln" In the original German of Ulumentbal and Kndclber . This la tho farce that failed at Daly's In a weak English version called "Number Nine," but In Berlin It has been a success. Tho forthcoming burlesque at Weber & Helds's music ball has been set down for Thursday night. It Is called "Tho High Low Jinn." and makes Ub fun out of "The Highway mnn, the comic opera. One leg camo off nn imitation baby used with serious intent in "Caste." as performed in Bal timore, and tho mimic mother of the infant bed to get ulong with uproarious laughter Instead of the UBual tears In her mot pathetic sceno. Jb Boston more artistic ihan New York in her tasto at the theatre, or less? Hope Booth posed Ihere in a semblance of utter nudity and waa flouted as merely an exhibit of Indecency, but thcro she has had a continuous engagement of nearly six months, nnd Is taken Into sober con sideration for her tlesh-tlnted copies of statu- ary, ' Loulso Thorndyke Bouclcault played the char- i , tcr of tho sinful Countess In "The Itoyal Box." I I J ?n n tour, but resigned when the piece wns .'" brought to this city. Hhe says sho liked the Forl ell enough, and did not object to the im- 'Si morality ot tho woman portrayed, but abo re- ,fe K.i ,L0 t,ccno ,' " nte" he sat In n proacenl- S-K 1 ! fi'i.T1 as Inartistic, und would not thus ex- 1 i. Hi . e".ln u Broadway theatre, ltlsllke- 1) that Bho feared ridicule, as that sort of tiling huiI been dnno In many furccs and burlesques, .ui..ii ,"1mllcncCl " have taken It sorlou dy I 5n?UBl1,'. "'ough not much Impressed by it. Tho .I ' authuritatUu manner of Charles Coshlon's act- h Lh?.,i it ?W, " l!'y. where In different III huinu it would hoe fallen. I VoJJ'ii'i1"". ij08CI,h. IlBrl was luoted In the 9 Mr lnP, T'l'Oraph as talking foolishly and . ft . yi. "ft"1 B l,,'"wruto nnd good-natured re ft J,,T.LVro,i."llllm!8- 'I hen Mr, Hart came l) , ''!VS.UN ollbo and declared that tho alleged U ' .c.r;iViB fubrlnitlnn. "Nocrtbelefs," al wuu I. unfni'?'. b?,r;uill Mnctly tho things J liv ,,".?.i PVW'V'V1' Wlie" ,10 8,kW 'ho Inter r J'lti, , .' ,,rl,1"' l".' 6C0.""1 10 hvo Iwen struck 15 miVlali iniUI"1,i "!at ho llart ,,"",u ';''l0s u iniaiaKe, and riihlicil to squuro himrolf. Tho H ilcl'luinbi"ti,V'iin'1 i,N' l'.' Goodwin ero com- II, u, c 61"' r ,lu"llen;''. nt tiaturday night's i n",hMn u"ri ",el,p .engagements, to muko B fn?n , .? K"c1' ",ok he ocriiBlon to thank tho i Tnd"c onW.. J" .,!'CU,rC ,or ,,UB "rs '" LI X odliitJ "...h" Ho"ie'"''. Miss Davenport, Mmo IWK rt"m ,l!j8Ba, """"o" In "omo the prlzo mm. Slol .,".1"" Iro'P'tition. It was a comedy '4m o .,,1 ,M0.tl,cr' 'y three dramatists laVif competed nnd the other two naturally got the tf ?t?l ""'"'. They .ubmmrfon U make Z '' T,1'8 ltoU Oovernment wlU I uLnJ?mmMoa reeuI yJr event, I lUjr BwlMiM. who U In Henry Irvlng'i pro- H I ttUt4ajfe.;tBT;t. . . , f f ' Index to Store News All our announcements are to be taken seriously. - This advertisement con tains special bargain infor mation concerning Women's Muslin Under wear: French Lingerie. Infants' and Young Chil dren's Clothing. Women's Imported Golf Capes. Women's Velour Capes, Women's Jackets. Blaek and Fancy Dress Silks. Shirt Waists Women's Gloves. Handkerchiefs. Tapestry Remnants. Irish Point Sash Curtains Men's Shoes. The Little French Store Dainty, bijou surroundings tor very rich and choice Pans Lingerie. These goods are kept apart from the general stock of muslin underwear, and can be selected with deliberation and seclusion. In the collection are Gowns, $3.75 to $33 Corset Covers, $1.25 to $23 Chemises, 85c to 24 Drawers, 55c to $25 Long Petticoats, $3 to $45 Short Petticoats, $i75 to $18. Also some hand-made Che mises and Corset Covers at $1, reduced from $1.7? and $2.2 $. Clothing for Infants JJfJ and Young Children, collection contains fine Layettes and many choice things lor the. use of small children. The stock is .also very full of popular garments-at. moderate prices. -. The following lines have been prepared to accompany the great offering of Mus lin Underwear. INFANTS' WEAR. At 25c Infants' Slips of Nainsook, with box plait down front, finished at neck and on cuff with ruffle. At 35c Same style, with fine Swiss edge on neck and cuff. At 75c Slips of Nainsook, with small, round puffed yoke and two fine insertions; trimmed on neck and sleeve with embroid ery. At $1.1 5 Slips of Niinsook, tiny square yoke of tine insertions and plaits, ruffle of em broidery over shoulder; neatly finished with fine edge and hemstitching on neck and sleeve ; wide hem and plaits in skirt. At $1.25 Slip of Nainsook, pointed yoke of insertions of lace and embroidery, ruffle with lace edtre on yoke and sleeve, neck finished with lace edge and ribbon. At $1.50 Slip of Nainsook, pointed yoke of twenty fine plaits and four Swiss Inser tions, ruffle of fine Swiss embroidery over shoulders, sleeves and collar; trimmed with insertion and ruffle of embroidery ; deep hem on skirt. CHILDREN'S WEAR. Girls' muslin drawers, well-made, button holes in bands, continuous facing on sides; with hem and four plaits. Prices vary ac cording to size; 2 to 14 years, 6 to 22c With four plaits and Hamburg ruffle; sizes, 2 to 14 yrs., 17 to 33c. according to size Girls' gowns, with square yoke of clusters of plaits and two Swiss insertions ; ruffle of embroidery around neck, down front and on sleeve; 2 to 14 yrs., 50 to 80c Boys' muslin night shirts, trimmed on collar, down front and on pocket with colored or white braid; sizes, 4 to 14 yrs., 40 to 48c At 50c Short dress of Nainsook, pointed yoke of hemstitched plaits and Swiss inser tion, finished on yoke, neck and sleeves with feather-stitched band, ruffle of em broidery on neck and sleeve; wide hem on skirt ; 6 months to 2 years. At 75c Same style with round yoke and deep ruffle of embroidery on yoke. At $1.25 Boys dresses of fine lawn, box plaited down front, made with belt at waist, collar and sleeve trimmed with Swiss embroidery; 1 to 3 years. At $1.65 Dress of fine Lawn, Gretchen style, pointed yoke of fine plaits and in sertion, ruffle of embroidery around yoke, band of insertion in sleeve and belt ; wide hem on skirt with 6 plaits above; 1 to 3 years. Second floor. .rishPotat $s;z Sash Curtains, that are marked to move. The reductions made this morning are as follows : Were .... $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50 Are $1.35, $1 65, $2, $2.35 Were . . $4.50, $5.75, $7.50, $8.25, $12 Are . . . $3, $3.75, $5, $5-50, $8 A rare chance for critical buyers. Third floor, Tnnpstrv C,I0,CE sty,cs fine TaP' lapesiry estrjes at about haf Remnants. prjCes. They are in good lengths and are to be sold at a tixed price for each piece. Lengths and prices clearly marked, SI. 75 to S7.50 per remnant. Third floor. ductlon of "Peter the Great," le the young girl to whom Sarah Bernhardt took a fancy two roars ago. MUs Rodman was then a student at ono of tho drninatlo schools and acted as supernumerary In somo of tbo Bernhardt per formances at what was then known as Abbey's. Ttio French nctrais who took her to Paris, where she acted at tbe Jtenalseauco In "Snobs, ' play Inir the role of an American woman UvluB In France. Bho wospralied then, and, after two years' study wltb Bernhardt, went to London with introductions to Henry Irvng. Sho comes t b ST ''Tflfot'i- '!tTJfcrfttf:-tsT' ffijrfflfeffiffii Aim m Twentyfirst Halfyearly Sale of Muslin Underwear IN our New York business- the third. There is agitation among the larger retailers regarding January Sales of Muslin Underwear. It is inspired to a great degree by the extraordinary buying and selling of our two stores. American retailing shows no parallel to our usual January Muslin Underwear business. Great contracts for these goods make low prices. That's the crux of the whole case. You can buy cheaper because of our large purchases. Concerning the merchandise note the following facts. Each lot advertised to-day is absolutely new-not mixed with old goods. The garments are made from perfect patterns in full and ample sizes. They are the product of scrupulously clean rural factories and of well-paid and intelligent labor. The ample spaces and convenient arrangements for this sale give abundant room for all comers without inconvenient crowding. Ntnhf finmnc Wrnnners narrow satin ribbon across the bust ; Corset Covers; INiglit uowns wrappers. bd slMves and coIIlr trimmed with wrsei Rovers At 38c. Of Muslin, 2 styles; square yoke At 85c Of standard quality calico, dark satin ribbon; lined throughout with sile- At 8c Of Cambric, high back and square of 2 rows of insertion and cluster of grounds, with white figures; yoke front st wide skirt. neclc fron,i trimmed with embroidery plaits, rolling collar and sleeves trimmed and back; trimmed with braid; body At ,,0f flannelette dark erounds and pearl buttons, with neat embroidery; Empire style, with lined, wide skirt. ' Avn- -L L," torA . Vound voke back At I8c.-0f Ombric. 4 styles, trimmed embroidery shield, Urge collar, with cam- At $t.-Of flannelette. In dark grpunds with ""? Snlsfirf wffl rafll? riwra over with embroideries, high back and square brie ruffle, sleeves trimmed.- S&JSSi 'hinnii shoulde trim.,, d elaborately with satin '""ij "Kk front and bick v ,ront At50c-Of Muslin. 2 styles high neck, finished with fancy braid; body lined, full ribbons to match; body lined; wide Ata"d(.1 'ack; .. , ... ,,. with nninted vnke. 2 rows of embroidery sk,rt- Hrt At 25c Of Cambric. 8 styles ; square neck TSXl affi ruffle on neck S At l.75.-F!annelette. In light and dark col- ,..,., . .., , front and back ; others V'front and high lleevi" saure voL V neckof embroW- ors.2 styles; yok back and jacket effect At .-Of Eiderdown, in solid colors, roll- back. someVfront and backjall trimmed SSriSM nhlk frontof cashmere; body lined; trimmed lnr collar trimmed with satin ribbon, with wide embroideries, ery and cluster ot putts. with fancy braid; pointed yoke front and K'rdle at waist; tight back and loose At 30c.-Ot Cambric, 2 styles; trimmed At 65c. Of Muslin, 3 styles, high neck, backt trmmed wfth 3 rowJ of uicy front. with embroidery ; square front and back, with square yokes, cliistert of plaltj bnU4 M ,37Si0f Eiderdown, fancy stripes; or square front and V back, trimmed with embroidery, or camene AU2.25.-Of Challis, In dark grounds with fitted back and loose front; girdle at At 35c Of Cambric, 5 styles; trimmed r(x$Le'i n?ana sieevSi "J'lX0," neat figures; yoke back with Watteau waist ; large sailor collar and cuffs bound with embroidery and some with insertion ; withV front, trimmed with embroidery puit, full front, trimmed with 6 rows with satin ribbon. square necks and V necks; some high back on yoke, neck and sleeves. and others low back. At 75c Of Muslin, 2 styles; Empire style, . Cflfl ATJCi At 50c Of Cambric, 7 styles; trimmed with Urge revers, trimmed with embrold- 1 BflYCC IkS A N tffltflf Nrlifi with embroideries, some with Insertions; ery; also a high neck, with square yoke, JLI CS3 OBIKO rft. UttUC Ottflo others lace trimmed ; square, V and round trimmed with 4 rows of embroidery In- I JrarolK, o Trntlp Snip fnr u nni'tv four nhpr tnrk wifh necks; some have armholes trimmed, sertion and clusters of plaits, embrdldery Literally a 1 Mae Mie, TOV we UniteiOUr Otner StOCKS Wlttl At0ScJ.Of cambric, round neck, trimmed on neck and sleeves. OUT OWI1 to make Up the following Offerings. There IS SO mUCh with deep ruffle of embroidery, armholes A?VS3 stuff, printed in current advertising about how merchandise hft ambriCi 4 styIeJ; trimmed ery and insertion, or yoke of clusters of Offerings, alleged to be bargains, are Secured that We Spare yOU with fine embroideries; some With Inser- sMched.with UrBe cllar and cuffs hem" further explanation. Note the price comparisons, they are actual Attl8sci3mbric?eMlrontand back; At 90c Of fine Muslin- high neck, square nd reliable. trimmed with fine embroideries and in front, trimmed with Urge ruffle of em- The combination that produces these offerings may last for Aui-oVambricXtrimmedwith broidery and ribbon. . .011 Only a short time. Prompt attention by all interested is therefore neat embroideries, insertions and rib- At,u-"0fSne,Musll?orCambrlc,8st?,eS! vrv rWinhlp bons ; round, Vand square necks, high necks, V necks or Empire; trim- Very aeSiraDie. And many other styles of lace or embroid- med with embroidery and insertion ; Bl.ACK BROCADE SILKS. ' 60c, from 75c-Fancy figured Taffeta silks. ery trimmed, up to J2.75- others hemstitched yokes with clusters i-vi niivK Pnch and imcrinn Twelve patterns. 01 plaits; some with the entire yoke of j Pjeces, frencn ana American. f - $l F fi d Taffrta iIk f h . clusters of small plaits; some ribbon 70c, from $1. Gros-grain grounds with Twenty-four patterns. UiemiSeS trimmed. tin figures. .nj. 70c, from ft.-Fancy figured Taffeta silks, At l8c-0f Muslin, round neck, trimmed At l.50.-Of extra quality Muslin or Cam- 9Sh hn r Fnch eanvas wfflvt Thirty-six patterns. with cambric ruffle. brie, 3 styles; trimmed with handsome , (r m t' 5nHrMnn. Pekln 85c, from Sl.25.-French Plaid Surahs and At25c-0f Muslin,2 styles ; corded band. 3"uSSctrCkS' $l1Tn t?S; wJtnXV, "bYSsnaffl Sd "Si, HZfX62"Hra grUndS SS" Ur W" TWe"ty'nlne AtWllC 3 styles mhVnld,r1 hlih Md snuare necks- .ASm f 'L MSi, v.rv ,irh 1-10-from 51-50 to $2. -Very rich novelty round necks, corded band, open front; ssi 'sssffjTgsa; 5KS- - - T-nt jffi 0?fen:aenrylaXurtsa" phitsj wi lAtSol rttnfromneck0 JTr?m? '"rhreecollections suDerb n J2 50 to $3-Fancy Matelasse At sSta7o?1fibrtc, 3 styles. wlii .IK J?th ribbon! t2' S, ,Jh T rirh S t FrT silks- briRht coIors-for """S wraPS and square and round necks ; open and closed waist; finished with nbbon. qual Itte land Ivery -ndi figures. French. opera cloaks. Ten patterns. V fronts; trimmed with embroidery and Others in Cambrics, Nainsooks md fine $2.45, fron $7.-27 in. wide, very heavy, ji2, from $3 and 3-50.-Verv brilliant fancy insertion, clusters of plaits. Muslins, trimmed with choice embroid- large figures. French. silks in striking styles. Fifteen patterns At 65c-Of Cambric or Muslin, 2 styles; eries and handsome laces; values up to 10 The Sixty distinct patterns in this J2.50.from $4 and55.50.-Daslilng plaid and round necks, trimmed with embroidery. . Offering of Black Brocade Silks are all other very gay styles. Sixteen patterns. At 75C. Of Cambric and fine Muslin, 3 White PettlCOatS new. The prices are less than present 3. from $5 Very rich brocades in bril- styles ; trimmed witli neat embroidery At 35c-Of Muslin, ruffle of cambric with costs of importation. liant colors Six Patterns. x-OSmoTi& plaits above. Fancy FOULARD SILKS, There are two hundred and thirty- AKJ!fdaffi At SOC Of Muslin, 2 styles, deep Spanish Fifty pieces twilled, thirty-two patterns, One distinct Styles Of fancy Dress Silks handsome embroidery and insertion. flounce with hem and cluster of plaits, or two and three color designs, some even- in the foregoing offering. They are all Others, lace or embroidery trimmed, up fLf?S,i three rows of hem- ing styles, good for dresses or waists. thls season's patterns, and afford an to $4.50. stitching and plaits above. Values are 60c, price 35c extraordinary chance to select chnire At 75c-0f Muslin, umbrella ruffle of am- FANCY DRESS SILKS. SS ,tS f,taJ PS Drawers brie, trimmed with embroidery; dust 60c. from 75c-Black ground swivel silks, dress patterns at great reductions from uwcn f u ,. . . Atu ruffle. small fancy colored figures. 5 patterns, prices of three days Since. At toc-Of Mus in, with hem and plaits. At 85c-0f Muslin, umbrella ruffle of lawn, . jr - . n. At I5c-0f Mushn, with deep hem and 3 duS?rhuffleand0ne'r0Wf ,,e,nJtitchln HOUSekeeping LllienS. At&OI fine Muslin, deep hem and uusi runic. ,r... ...,. cluster of 6 fine plaits. At 9pc.-Of Mushn, umbrella ruffle of hwn, JHE oreneral manager Of OUr Linen interests IS in Belfast tlllS At35c.-0f Muslin or Cambric. 3 styles; cIuTtenreofTuits"p ruffle f embro,dery , morning. He was there last June and July, engaged in specific AS&A WffliwS?; At $!. Of Muslin, 3 styles, with umbrella" plans for the business Of tO-day the first Monday Of the New narrow ruffle of neat embroidery, with ruffle, trimmed with deep embroidery Voir plaits above. ruffle; others trimmed with wide Inser- tear. i ..... . At 50c Of Cambric or Muslin, 8 styles; tion, or cotton torchon lace and insertion. The points are WOrth noting, for We believe that it Will be umbrella shaped or the narrow ruffle; At$l.25.-Of Muslin, 2 styles; umbrella mnnv vrar; hpfnre Pnnallv strnnp- statements can be made COI1- some trimmed with embroidery, others ruffle, trimmed with 2 narrow ruffles or maiY i5 Delre equally Strong Mdiemem UUl ue llldUC toil with insertion, some tace trimmed, others one deep ruffle of embroidery. cerning Linens for domestic uses. We also believe that no other hemstitched, ,,...,, AtJlibiwd!S,eal?,S! AmerHn house can tthfully duplicate what follows. "$$ ".JJffiy4, s'sydmi bSJoiTnWvArS Before the enactment of the last tariff bill we bought Linens with insertion, others umbreiu mines ASHfWrSbric 6 styles- Very lare,y '" !eW Yrk' ,reland'J B?SlU and Germany. Our Atnc!-0f fine Muslin. 2 styles, deep ruffle MlTmJiit& European purchases were rushed forward and delivered here of embroidery . .VruteVXeruXe1iarrehive 2 before the increased duties were in effect. We have held great m--j wtu,,bhai,dTontiUSembroidcr!"; AtZ-Of fine Muslin or Cambric; urn- lots of these goods Until nOW in Original packages, that We might some with insertions, , others lace trimmed, ottanSoVuh Put an, e,mPhat'c bargain stamp upon the prices of Linens in our AtTsaoffineh&ic. trimmed with rSHKonKn. . I Special January Offerings. This IS the last time We Can quote , handsome embroidery and insertion. MSX3&SS 0,d tariff Pric"- They averae lw-enty Per "! bel0 ih.e PLesent bWmV-WSi " or KSetCnWffi market. Thrifty housekeepers will make good use of this chance A.avc' nf r i, c t t at Linen bargains. Eiderdown Dressing Sacques ruffle ? trimmed wltiitorchraScewd' In- TADLE L,NENS- At 2 a dz -2400, full bleached, pretty pat- At 60c.-In solid colors, crocheted edge of sertion- others with hwdsome embroid- At 50C-13.360 yards of full bleached Irish terns, dinner size, 24 in. sauare. zephyr, tight-fitting back and loose tront, "ies and rows oYinseXns Damask, 67 inf wide; In popular patterns, At $2.50 a doz.-2400, o? extra heavy ribbon at neck; same style In fancy Other stvles trimmed with lice and hind. good and substantial, worth 75c. a yd. bleached linen, and full 26 in. square; stripes, 75c. some cmbroidTrTYo $10 At 75c -700 yards of full bleached Scotch . very durable. At t.-ln heavy quality, fancy stripes, or somecmoroiaeryuptosio Damask, 72 in. wide; excellent quality. TOWrVc solid colors; tight (itting back, loose hnrr Whiip Ppttirnntc At $1.-1,000 yards of German extra heavy a ,Vu72n frlnired huckaback towels front with 2 silk frogs, ribbon at neck. JjDOrt Wmte PettlCOatS grass bleached double Damask-Barnsley At 12'ac.--720 fringed nucKaoacic towels, At $t.75 -Extra heavy quality, in solid At 25c Of Muslin, cambric ruffle, with finish; of best flax, very durable; 72 in. a, ,f. n all white huckaback towels colors, tight-fitting back and loose front hem and cluster of plaits. wide. Value $1.50. liemsuTched end? strone and du?ibe.' with 2 silk frogs, Urge sailor collar; At 35c-Of Muslin, lawn ruffle with hem TABLECLOTHS. , hemstitched enas, strong ana auraoie, bound with satin. -V and one row of hemstitching. 692 Genuine Barnsley Damask Table Cloths; At Rr lino Irish huckaback towels of insertion. NAPKINS. damask. with torchon lace on collar, front and Others, lace or embroidery trimmed, up to At $l a doz. 2400, of good, bleached Scotch BED LINENS. , ..sIe.eV 1 . . : i-i -.1.1 $275- Damask, i7-.xl7'.i in. Especially Inter- At $3.75 a pair.-Sheets of strong, unlaun- At $1. -In light stripes, high neck, with large estlng to hotel and restaurant men. dered Irish linen; neatly hemstitched; sailor collar and rullle on skirt; trimmed Short PettiCOatS At $1 25 a doz.-4800, of full bleached Dam- 90x95 In. , (J , , wlth iorchon u" a,,d r,bbon at neckl a. .0 n, T , i. i ;i ask- n Pleasing patterns; some 18 In., At $4.50 a pair.-Sheets of old-fashioned At I8c.-qf cotton knit, cream color with others 20 in. square. German linen, hemstitched ; 90x96 in. RoOlll QOWHS phik or blue crocheted edge. At $i.50adoz;-Just looo, of good qual- At $5.50 a pair. Sheets of fine round thread At t 2; -Of rianntte in nrettv strinei Mba dleep hen ' ' J& T deS! 2? ,ni '"T ft At'il ""'ft.lif nMioB Veeutar " A " Xr ' 11 uaiiu, oeep iiem. At 52 a doz. 1000, of extra heavy, grass At 37HjC Irish linen pillow cases, regular ,nri vnL trimmed with emhroiderv in. At 35c.-Of pretty light striped Flannelettes, b)MCned Damask 22 ln. stliare. size, nel,iv hemstitched. stion emuroiderj in- with an umbrella ruffle and yoke band. M .-,-.. ..5 5. n 1. . . At 50C.-OI Flanne'ette, in neat light stripes, I ffc J T 7 A M A M A 1 P D At ?V50,9f riannelette.I.Bht grounds with pink or blue; scalloped edge crocheted JUlln W AlN AIVIAIVCK stripes o pink ,or blue; made bishop with silk to match; yoke band; also with , ,,"'" , ,. niu tntu u shape with joke back 5 ruffle of ribbon deep hem and 3 wide plaits, yoke band. Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, 4tll ave., 9th and 10th StS. to match on sleeves and neck. from tho the West, hint la a dark-haired, rather handsome girl ot about tM, Tho lliJ by 1'orlnriche, mllwl 'The Put," has heun nctod nt the Udcnn In I'arls and has failed. Tho talk about tho drama hud creattxl u ffrcat Interest In It uhlrh the tlrat perform ance la anld to hnto Batlattc4 completel). Co quelln, who, alnce he hociime munaRcr of tho i'orte HI. Martin, haa limt little or no success, teems to have made with a new play ln rone the dramatic bensation of the year In Paris. It Is called "Cyrano de Itencarao," and Is the work of Edtuond I tost and, who will receive tbo Legion ot Honor acoordlnfc- to the promises . - Al mode lo him after tbe first performance of the drama. Alfred Dupont, who vrrote "Fredeeonde," uhlrh prodUi.od early last rprlng at the 'luc-utro Franala, wns lndltmantoier thocrltl riam Kr'.llcn hy Jule l.enmltro, and af tcrw an! brought ault uifulnpt M. llrunellere, the odltor of tbo matrazlne ln which the review appeared, because ho would not publish the author's unawor to the critic's ibarg-o. Tbe courts de cided ln favor ot M. Urunetlere when It was shown that tbe author's explanation would have occupied a large part of the mairatine and Included most of the flrst.aet of the tragedy. 4 VUUAV uj:jc jx a vahuek SUOP. Mr. Vrrruy's Search far llrr Dansbter Be- ulia In an Arm.t far Abdurllon. Domenlco IJattorgHo, t!2 years old, of 170 Itlchurda atreet, Brooklyn, was arrcstr d yester day on complaint ot Mrs. Annie drceny, a widow, of East Ninety-second street, tblsclty, charged with hiivlna: ,abduoted her ltl yeaold dauuhter Mary. The police found tbu airl In Duttomllo's barber shop yesterdsr. She tala she went to Uattorsllo's place because ho firomiacd to marry hrr. Ilattoririlo snld lie ntended to marry the ttlrl next week. He will bearralenod ln Ihe ltuller Ktrcci Court to-day. The elrl is bcinp cared for by the Children a Hoclelv. Woman Vr or Riiioaurr. Eilen Leacraft, no home, was found dead in tbe ball of a tenement nt 10 Ilaxter street yes terday. Ambulamo fluigeou Catlierwood of Hudson Btreet Hospital said that ber death was due to exposure. Her body was taken to tbe Morg-ue. A Stationary 9 Removal. M ' The absorption of the '9 New York of last week 1 into the larger city places this store at the geograph- ical centre of the Metrop- " olis. The development of the lines ot local railway v communication has made !. this point the natural cen- ; tre of New York retailing Enjoying these com- M bined advantages, we pro- ill pose to make our store m increasingly the centre of (m retailing interests. vl Shirt J Waists. 1 14,400 separate pieces of 7m Shirt-waists. The materials M include Percale, Lawn, Madras, M Dimity, and Dotted Swiss. 'M The styles are in perfect w form yoke backs, full fronts, n with detachable collars. The making is neat and j thorough. ) f Original prices were 7Jc W to $J.J0. 1 The present prices are : ' m .All at $1.50 or less, 50c. a All between $1.50 arid i $2.25, 75c. ffl All between $2.25 and fi $3.50, $1. : ' pi The remarkable cheapness .'. of these Shirt-waists will.cer- j tainly render their stay here I very short. . , ? Wnmin'c Had li not stormed'al! ' women s Fridy there would. not 'jf JacKetS. remain any of the 're- ' markable bargains in fine Jackets at r ' v Ten Dollars. It was only last week the same 5 i" Jackets were S20 to $35 not one,. in ', the entire offering was worth less ihan r , S20. JA Second floor, Uroailiray. M fill Half price is.tha text in ivj "u" Women's Jackets, Wraps, vli I tapes. Capes. on the last day Jit of last year we lifted an importer's -ijS little load of Golf Capes on the terms '-aH of the period fifty per cent. off. r ! TH Among them are choice (double- (M faced Shawl Capes, many with rich (gR plaids inside. Others have' rich silk yM linings. Both circular and shaped back wljj styles. f Prices were $i 5 to $3C Sl; Prices are 57.50 to SI S. J j Second floor. 'M Vplnnr B,G news br'gltIy told- fM veiour 0ne i,undred and fifteen n tapes. is the total number of ' Velour Capes now here. A richer col- j lection is not owned by any Amer- Ml ican house. They are all imported, jjjl perfectly made, elegantly trimmed and () are most especially suited to matronly Jtf women. It would be hard to exagger- MJ ate the beauty and elegance of this " stock. But the prices are divided by Mf two this morning. )m Reduced from $43 to $1 26. (Ml Reduced to J25 to f 75- iyii 8(Mud floor. ftlA) Women's aivf gj W A Great Event. l6 and 20-button K length white and black kidskin glace y gloves. To-day's retail values are 'U , 12-btilton len?th, $2.50 'M 16-button 'ength, S2.75 M 20-button length, $3. l The surprise is in the price VsS $1.25 M for all lengths and they'll not stay M long. U I Tantb street. t uAt,n.u:tc Be assured that 'ij Handkerchiefs. wIiateVer the price M these Handkerchiefs aie Linen, They Mt, must be in order to enter this house. v These mentioned below are all fairly U.5 priced ; some reduced from already low Wj j figures. m i For Men. m At Jl dor. Plain white, hemstitched. ?tf I At f 1.25 doz. nxcellent white, hemstitched; M ;l different width hems. (a, j At 50c. each P.tris novelties, in plaid and )a fisured designs, very swell, were $l. U .1 Tor Women. KJi ?, At fl doz.-Plain white, hemstitched. JJ f At fl.20 dot Plain white, hemstitchedj (f teRularly one-lulf more. j" s At f2 doz. Fine quality, plain white, hem stitched j regularly 3. . Broadway. , ,ji i nn-n'.n : Stout tan colored nv Bargain in Harvard a,fskiu 5, Men's Shoes. shoes f0r men ; 1 double extension soles, made on im- proved bulldog lasts. They are a reg ular Three Dollar line and cheap at that. Having several other lines of . similar shoes at the same price, we de sire to close these and make the price w Twu Dollars. (' They are essentially winter shoes, ' A and the worst of the winter is yet to u come. Who'll get them ? They are J, 'jj prizes. A Fourtb ortnus snlXlDthitrMt. 'li Ilamkreiier .tlalier Killed. Chnrles Malior, no yrsrs old, tho bostkeeper ' , of tho tlshlntr smack Kra It., which Is lying; at Ilcchttl's Ilaslu, Ht.'l'lcton, H. I was killed by a fall from tho Mrliiunlcio of u wharf thero early jcstcrilay mornlnc. Ho UnUhpeiit tbo evening , ' at ft Kew Year's iratherinjc at the homo of James I Allen In Stnpleton. He left Allen's house about 4 o'clock yesterdny mornlnir. Nothing more was sevn of bun until he was found dead upsn tit rook.