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BY PEOPLE OF IEE INKS' few Men Equally Endowed With Gifts of 80 Completely Winning Hearts of Those He Meets. ENJOYS HIR VISIT TO TIFMS I "or First Tlmo In Many Years His Lips Opened to Hearty Laugh* Deoply Touched by Sincere Hom age of People. BY C. CIANJWnnA. HOME, April 17.?Miss Kmlly Rocchl, an Italian young: woman who resides at Tlflls, Caucasus, and is now here on a visit to her relatives, told xne that, after seeing the Czar among the people and witnessing a number of episodes of his sojourn at Tlflis, she has come to the conclusion that there are few men who, like Nicholas II., aro endowed with the Rift of endearing themselves to persons of all classes and completely winning the heart of those with whom they como in contact. "It appears," Miss Itocrhi said, "that the Czar's visit to that far-away pro vince of hlH vast empire was first scheduled to take place some ten years ?KO, but was postponed over and over Again, chiefly on account of the fact that the Czar's aides and those charged with protecting his life Invariably re fused to face the responsibility of a long trip throughout the still wild and uncivilised country. "Caucasian love for the Independence and liberty, the primitive conccptlon by Its people of the relations that should pass between the subject and the sovereign, together with the loose manners and free speech for which even the Georgian nobility Is famous, played an Important part In the decision which the court reached every time the ques tion of the Czar's visit came up for dlsousslon. "The Petrograd officials believed even If an attempt on the sonerelg-n's life could be easily prevented through the adoption of strict police measures, yet the way In which he would be received and the liberties which the Caucasians would take? with him were sure to make an unfavorable impression on ^Nicholas II. rzAii r.xjovs iiihski.f AS NEVKll Iir.KtlllK "But at last the vtslt has taken place, and, what is more Incredible, the Czar has enjoyed himself as. perhaps, never before In his life. He arrived one morning dressed In true Georgian fashion, hlack tunic held at the hip by a glittering cartridge belt, high boots, fur cap and a Georgian rough rape thrown loosely over his shoulders. The crowd received him as one of their own, and s?on made him realize that he was among devoted and loving friends who would do anything to make his stay there as pleasant as possible. "While the. members of his suite almost shook with fear, the Czar thought the Caucasians' love for him was Blnccre, and for three days walked through the streets of the city, Insist ing. in opposition to the police meas ures taken to protect his life, that the windows and doors of the houses bo opened and the people allowed to see lit III. "The (?rave gentlemen of his party i were shocked, but Nicholas II. seemed to pay very llttlo attention to their, advice. In the midst of the merry, easy ways of the population, the only one,, n^rhaps, which the horrors of th-s war nas failed to rob of its warm, spon taneous good humor, the Czar forgot the cares and worries with which his dally life is beset, and, for the first time in many years, his lips opem-d to a hearty laugh, anil at the sight of, the devoted homage of his simple sub- [ Jeets the deep furrows of his brow [ smoothed down. "The Czar's experience with a num ber of Inquisitive ladles of the Ameri can and Georgian aristocracy remains perhaps the most characteristic feature' of his visit to Tlflls. At one of the' many receptions the ladies, whose! acquaintance with thr- court protocol' was somewhat slight, fired at the Czar' a number of questions, many of which?j like, for instance, those about when ' the war would end, and what part ofj Turkey Russia would seize?nobody j could have answered, and. least of all. , the Czar himself. Yet the Czar replied promptly and without hesitation to every one of them, and his answers, though evasive and vague In the extreme, never failed to please his questioners. Fl'M.Y KNTEIIS INTO SPIRIT OK THE CAUCASIANS "To a Circassian prince who had come down from his mountain castle to bring him a present of the products of his state, and who invited him to como with his wife and children, the Czar promptly replied that ho would look him up in his castle. The Czar fully entered into the spirit of the Caucasians. In one of the schools he visited he helped the boyB to remove j the silver braids from his bourka, so, that they could keep them as a sou-| venir of his visit. In another school; a little American girl marched up to I him and, In presence of her trembling' teachers, fell at his knees, saying: "'My father died while fighting for thee, and thou must allow me to study here without paying.' "The Czar took her up in his arms, and said: "'Yes, and as thou speaketh Russian so well, 1 shall begin by asking thy teacher not to punish thee for what (hou hast done.' "The same attitude of informal', cordiality the Czar preserved even j when in contact with tho Klntes, thai street merchant peddlers, considered J the lowest element of the city, whose witty caustic speech and loose manners :ire known to every visitor to Tillls. "When the Czar arrived the Kintes held a meeting and decided to send a delegation to greet the ruler. The audience was Immediately granted, and licre is the way the spokesman ad dressed the Czar of all the Russians: ?'?Your Majesty, the word of tho Kintes Is the word of the plain people. (Mir country Is in danger, hut wo Ccorglans are faithful to you, and obey your laws, with a single exception; that in, now and then we drink a bottle of wine, notwithstanding your ukase prohibiting tho sale of alcoholic drinks. Now we havo the war, but you must not fear the Turks, as we are here to protect you.* "Thofte who were present relate that, hearing tho speech, the Czar laughed himself almost to tears." "DRYS" CALL ON GARRISON ' Itriiortnl n* Vrclnic Prohibition of In toxlcantx In Army. WASHINGTON, April 17.?A deleKa ton from tho Anti-Saloon League culled upon Secretary Garrison yesterday, | comment, which Increased when he de | dined to make public tho reason for j the call. Tho secretary afterwards ex r plained, however, that tho delegation ! had not, even In Its own Judgment. . uufllclcntly established tho facts It ' wished to present. j Humor had It that there was an effort ] to Introduco In the army regulation?! j similar to those which Secretary j Daniels has applied to the navy. 1'ro hlbitlon of the use of any Intoxicants .at military posts, even In the shapes of wines at the tables of ofllcers' families, were said to have been urged. Monday?A Special Sale of Trimmed Hats Hundreds of the Prettiest Trimmed Hats In Our Great Stocky Grouped in Three Lots and Reduced to a Mere Fraction of Former Prices Tins grou p comprises some of the very smartest models of the season that were priced up to and in cluding $7.50. All are tastily trimmed with flowers, rio bon velvets, ribbons, etc. For Monday's sale reduced to Hats that were priced up to and including $9.00. These chic models include all the correct styles for Spring and Summer wear, among them the popular transparent brim models. All wanted colors, and each a wonderful value at Beautiful Creation s? "Dame Fashion's" very latest word?that sold as high as $18.00,; every Hat a perfect model in itself. Among the colorings are the new pink, battle blue and white. Dis tinctly THE hat-buying op portunity of the Beason at the price of DAYLIGHT STORE S*" RICHMOND The Bargain Basement Is the hope of every economy for general use. We are the friendB of all the manufacturers, jobbers and many other holders of merchandise that are ready to unload It at a price. Some things are seconds, some are short lengths, others are perfect and in full pieces. Not necessarily seconds because they are in the basement. We keep the very best and most reliable material under all conditions. Nothing la bad. Anything that is bought unsatisfactory, can be returned. QUITE A SALE FOR MONDAY Heal Lancaster Ginghams, less now than the origina 1 5%c cost, yard Figured Voiles, that usually sell at 25c; 40 Indies wide, new pretty designs, at, ioy2c Best Kahki Cloth, that can bo bought at 15c; these are great lv used for boys' clothes, Q1/ ? yard ? /2C Kino Mercerized Shirting Mad ras, tho very finest that is pro duced at 35c, in various striped effects; lengths up to 20 1 Hp yards, at yard X 4 V Good quality Calico, at Q1 / >> yard " /2*^ The highest quality of line Cambric I'ercale; the 15c Q3/ f ones for ** /4*-" Bleached Sheeting, 2V* yards wide; 30c is the regular price; our prlca Monday will be -I only X?/l* WHITE GOODS HAVE NEVER I1EEN SO DAINTY AND HANDSOME. And certainly never so cheap? English Mondi Laco Voile in shadow effects, that sell for 29c, are here -| A ~ for All* Plisse Crepe, for underwear and various other purposes that sell at 15c aro here at ?1/ n only v /2^ 35c Klaxon Voile, the best quality double width that can be bought at that price, at, -| yard XUC glish X a 1 n s o o k, C3/ r? lay, yard ** /4 V Pajama Checks, good quality and full yard wide; the 12 Vic ones, for .. 10 8 Vic 2x2 Vi 39c 50c 8c HOARDING HOUSES AND HOTELS KOIt BEDDINGS. We have laid In an extra sup ply, because we had a chance to buy at underprices. You will be able to buy yards Bleached Sheets Monday for Extra Heavy Bleached Sheets, 2l,ix2Va yards, for. These have some very slight Imperfections, not even notice able unless }ve call your atten tion. Bleached Pillow Cases, various sorts, mnde out of short pieces by the manufacturer; sizes run full and perfect, each .. BOYS' SUITS A IlE IN THE IIASIOMENT. Every Suit Is guaranteed, not only perfect but of the very best tailoring. We have more space for them In the Basement than anywhere else? Woolen Norfolk Suits that' can't be bought under $3.50, suit They are the last call of fash Ion, with patch pockets. Those that you aro charged $6.50 and $7.00 for, In the latest N'oifolk styles; among them blue serges; all-wool; and the price Is All of the above are up to age 17. The usual 75c Boys' Knicker bocker Pants, In every varloty of style and sl?o aro only $3.44 $4.89 38c FLEXO FITTED TOP PETTICOAT 98c Think of it! A Full Flare, Fitted Top Petticoat at 08c. Made of finest mercerized messaline, and guaranteed for good, long service. Made in white, sand, black, navy, emerald preen, battleship gray, BelKian blue. The white will wash and iron. Second Floor. Monday's Sale of Outer-Garments Offers Remarkable Values in Suits and Dresses Silks at Underprices Qualities that must prove satisfactory. We never sell any other when we know it, and years of experience have taught us lots about silks that few merchants know. Black I'oue de Sole, yard wide; SI. 19 usual grada, and good value at that; the price will be. 86 c 48c Crepe do Chine, white, blnck and colors, all pure silk, 23 inches wide; yard .... Pussy Willow Crepes, 4 0 Inches wide, lmest and most beautiful silk ever produced; the colors, too, are charming, and lend every variety from the street colors to the evening tints, including black and white. The price of these goods is $2.75; some few mer chants sell them at $2.50; the price Monday will be, Q-| r/\ yard O 1 ? DU China Ilabutai Shirting, yard wide, in stripes of various color's; 59e is the usual price; on A ? special sale Monday, yard. 4DC Novelty Plaids, for combination dresses, in satin effects; (t?-i full yard wide; yard... 95c yard Striped Taffetas, gray and white or black and white; full yard wide; various width stripes; the price will be, 7%n yard I ?/C Crepe de Chine, all colors, 40 inches wide; i..e usual $1.25 quality; yard Black Taffeta, several grades bought recently at special prices; all yard wide; yard, 50c, 88c and $1.00. All of them the best value we have sold for many a day. (Jro do Londre, yard wide, $1.50 usual value; per yard Main Floor $1.25 Ike Seco Counter The manufacturers contrive to make the most beautiful fabrics in the combination of silk and cotton. Some are made in Japan, as for instance? Dresden Silk, every appearance of pure silk, with a wear equal and superior to the all-silk; it comes in all the various colored tints, such as flesh, buff, white, sand, navy, lavender, Nile and others; also in striped effects; wo don't know of any material that is superior in wear or prettier in color. The price, only, yard The Seco Shirting, stripes In all the various colors; per yard 58c pes In 25c White Creponne, with dainty embroidered flower, of various colored combinations; very dainty; price, yard All Silk Secos, in delightful colors of evening and street shades; pure silk. 2 6 inches wide; the price Crejie Cloth, some embroidered, others In delicate tints of solid colors, equal in every appearance to the $1.50; full double width; yard Main Floor. 50c 25c 50c Woolen Dress Goods Handsomer and better quality, and a greater variety of tones and shades than in years before. Values that are sur prising? Handsome All-Wool Serge, with white striped skipped; 56 inches wide; instead of $2.00, -l rn yard ?pl*DU French Shepherd CHiecks, in all the various size checks; the finest and lightest material made for this spring, 50 to 56 [*/\ inches wide; yard .... All-Wool Serges, 3 6 Inches wide, in all the different colors, including the crepe cloth; yard All is in readiness for a day of unusual activity in the Carment Salon Monday. If there is the slightest need in your wardrobe for an article of outer apparel, it will be de cidedly to your advantage to be among the early comers, for SUCH SPLENDID GARMENTS AT SUCH RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICES ARE NOT TO BE FOUND OFTEN. There are many new arrivals in SUITS, DRESSES and COATS to be shown for the first time. To complete assort ments we have taken a number of garments from our regu lar stocks and reduce their prices to conform with the spe cial price marks on the new arrivals. The results are a iiii in her of complete groups of stylish, ^ handsome garments at tigurcs that about ' ^ the ' represent the cost of daylight manufacture. ?'ricmmowo Among the many are? $18.50 to $22.50 Suits for $14.50 Comprising a variety of models, and in all the popular new fabrics and colors. Suits, Values Up to $30, for $18.50 Offering an almost unlimited choice of demi-tailored and novelty models, fabrics and colorings. Suits, Values Up to $60, for $37.50 Many exclusive garments among these, the very acme of style and tailoring. Beautiful New Dresses, $12.50 Just received. These are a number of striking new models in white crepe de chine, and their equal is not to be found under $16.60. Come early Monday for one of these at $12.50. Second Floor. 49c New Skirting, sand, putty and navy blue, fancy serges, $1.75 best value, 56 inches wide; yard 35 pieces of new Silk and Wool Poplin, the best wearing material known; the lustre of a pure silk, with the advantage of non-crush ing characteristic; the shades are new and beautiful; some 27 va rious colors, 4 0 Inches wide; yard Main Floor. $135 $1.00 White Goods Sell Rapidly The tendency for white seems prevalent from Paris throughout all parts of the civilized world. Fabrics are more dainty and sheer. We show almost every kind of white fabric that has been produced this season. 35c 40-inch Voile, in a high grade that has never been known at such price; ioil yard IZ'/^C Double Width Crepe Cloth, with tints of embroidery in the various colors of rose, black, lilac and blue; yard Fancy Suiting, deml-sheer, some full sheer, some nubs and others In the nub check, satin stripe and embroidered; all of them are new and full double width; the on remarkable price is, yard.. ?J?/C We have never known so many beautiful goods at such a price. Heavy Nub liatines, imported from h'ngland; the price should be $1.50; there is quite a variety of styles running in checks, stripes or plaids, all double width, some G4 inches wide; priced 05c to $1.50. Handsome White Gabardine Suiting, the identical weave of the woolen fabric that costs $2,00, double width, for skirts or suits; two styles of weaving; yard, 3.1c and 50c. lOin broidery Voiles, the em broidery in different col- jja ors, 40 Inches wide; yard. DUC Fine High Grade Longcloth? in fact, the best made iu this country; it generally sold at $1.98 a piece; comes 12 yards to a piece; it is difficult to buy enough so as to keep in it: one (t?-j a q case just received; piece Fancy White Flaxons, 28 inches wide, mercerized, sheer, different from anything ever pro duced; various styles; ?% yard 1/C 40-Inch Organdy i or/ Lawn, only, yard.... 1Z/?C Main Floor. Old Bleached Linens for Dresses High grade of Round Thread Scotch Linens, 4 5 inches n ? wide, yard 4 DC Yard wide All Pure Linen, for skirts or dresses, good 2 8c quality; yard In the same department, Bath Towels, 24x4 5, heavy double thread; each 19c , Bath 25c Full 36-lnch width, the heaviest weight made by this ancient maker, and the price is, yard $1 Irish Table Damask, heavy round thread, 2 yards wide, full bleached; yard ... It Is a wonder price at this time. Main Floor. 50c heavy 89c New Embroideries European shipments. They are different entirely from any embroideries of all the past seasons. These are on sheer batiste, long cloth and organdy; some are match sets; prices are wonderful from the fact that the European markets have little custom for finery outside of the American people? The finest soft finish ruffled Baby Flouncing*, 27 inches wide; yard French Batiste Flouncing*; they have never been known /?? under $1.25 and $1.50, yd. 0c5C Dainty Colored Embroideries on organdies and batiste; yard, 10c to 125c. A lot of well-made Emhroid eries, such as will wear well and at far loss than the usual r* cost to produce if; yard. ... DC Main Floor. 15c These handsome new Embroid eries for underwear, made with wide ribbon beading, all widths ?to 9 inches, some in longclotli, others In Swiss, 9 to 15 inches wide; yard The most attractive lot of 18 incli Swiss Flouncings, with the Irish pecot - edge, entirely - new effects, are, yard.... ?DC 27 to 4 5-inch Flouncings, up to $2.50 values; think of the Hf? price!?yard I DC 12-inch Open Eyelet Swiss Flouncing, yard 12'/2c 50c Infants' Wear-?What a Pretty Lot! Infants' Hats, Coats and all things that, are suitable for the present, season. The department was never so well stocked and selected with so much infant-like taste? lo $2.25 The new Black and White Checked Coats, up to 6 years old, are New Bloomer Dresses, mado of fl/ie chainbray, white piquo collar and cuffs, but-ri?*| toned belt; each . ..$JL?UU Others are $1.25 to $1.50. New and handsome models are the Suspender Dresses, $2.50 and $2.00. The "Kate Grecnway" Dresses, tho solid color or plahl skirts, and white waists, col ored trimming, very (f* or handsome LLJ New shapes In Caps and Hats priced anywhere from 50c to $0.50. There is every variety of things from the youngster just born to 6 years of age In the department. Second Floor. WAISTS A Number of SPECIAL VALUES for Monday i French Linen Blouses, $1.00 Beautiful models, with the newest convertible collar, long sleeves and two pockets, finished with the entri dieux. White, pink, Nile, Copenhagen and natural colors. Extra special at $1.00. Striped Crepe de Chine Waists, $2.98 Another Very Special Ynlne! Heavy Crepe de Chine, with Batiu colored stripe, the new collar and long sleeves, $2.08. Ten Models to Select From at $1.98 Beautiful Waists of lingerie, handkerchief linen and voile, in every new and wanted style of cotton blouse; special at $1.08. Second Floor. Every Turn in the Making of J Summer Dresses Leads to -kC4l.co The best dressmakers all over the American Continent say Shadow Laces. We have provided them not only in every variety that are produced, but have been fortunate enough to buy them under the usual cost? ?Vnother lot up to 6 inches wide, have been 10c; special price, yard 4 0-inch Silk Shadow Laces, have always been $1.50 and $1.75, white or ecru; Monday, yard . . . Shadow Lnce Flouncing, IS to 27 inches wide, same goods that sold at 39c to 60c; yard Other Lnce Flouncings are, yard, 12He and 10c. Camisole Laces, In the full width; Monday, i /\ yard lUC '! $1.00 29c 5c yard 250 Sample Umbrellas to Be Sold on Monday Drummers' samples; all guaranteed in perfect con dition, except that here and there they may show hand ling. We bought them so that we can sell them at about fifty cents on the dollar? $3.50 Silk Umbrellas for $2.00 $4.00 ones for $2.50 $ 1.9S ones for $5.00 ones for $3.00 $8.00 ones for $4.00 $1.00 They comprise men's and ladies' sizes. All the various quali ties that this best manufacturer produced; some with gold and silver handles. ? Main Floor. $1.85 H 6x7 2 30x60 27x54 18x31; This Is Housecleaning Time Druggets, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Draperies and Cur tains, no matter what. We are not only ready in the ordinary way to store keeping, but we have made every endeavor to save whatever money we can to our patrons? 9x12 Matting Rugs, in new designs, i n r for ?J) 1. I 0 The smaller size Hugs *1 r* are li^C 6x9 Heavy China Hugs 9x12 Heavy China Af Hugs Linoleum Hugs, the quality that can be recommended as best wearing, and not stretch out of shape; size (t? q 6x9 9x12, usual price <f? n p?A $9.50 OO.JU For summer wear wo know of nothing that Is cooler or will wear better than the Crex ma terial. Vou can. buy every size rug and drugget, all the va rious widths by the yard. Everything that these people product is here at the very lowest possible'price. 9x12 Hug $7.50 6x9 $1.00 .75 $1.25 00c 00c 30c 27-inch llall Hunners, any length, yard 32c 36-inch width, yard . . . .45}?c 1 Ms-yard width, yard 70c 2-yard width, yard $1,15 The new style of Japanese Mattings, in various colors, 40 yards to the roll, for China Matting, in smaller weaves, roll, $0.75; or, yard. 10 2-3c. Best Quality 116 Warp, roll foi $8.00; r> or. yard ?*)C The 50c Best Quality Lino leum; we can stand back of it with the strongest guar- or antee; yard Z<)C 9x12 Wool and Fibre Drug gets, in new pat- j terns, for Fourth Floor. The Drapery Department Will sell Monday among the thousand and one things: Tieiuly Made Scrim Dutch Curtains, with valance and brass rods complete for a win dow; beautiful de signs; window $1.00 that Yulaiire Lace Curtains have been $1.00 win dow, will be sold for. .. D?/C New deRigna In Allover Floral Scrim, light or dark colors; tho pretclest 10c quality; yard Fourth Floor. )c6c : $2.50 Pt. d'AIencon Silk Allover Laces, in sand and putty colors, for waists, sleeves, etc.; yard wide; yard . Tho Scintilla Silk Net, two toned metal effects, various colors, 4 0 inches wide; IJQ Main Floor.