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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. FRIDAY' September 6, 1901. CRUSHY S. NOYES Editor. THE EVEMMQ STAR ku m rcgmlar and permanent Family Clreulatloa uiooh more than the combined cir culation ot the other WuhUftn dallies. Aa a News a?d Advertlaliff Hrdinm It baa ao competitor. C71 a order to avoid delays, oa ae eonnt of personal absence, letters to THE STAR ahoald not be addressed to aay individual eoaneeted Trlth the once, bnt simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Raslaesa Depart meats, accordlag to teaor or parpoa*. The President ??n the Tariff. In some remarks prepared before the text of the President's Buffalo speech had been received. The Star yesterday suggested that the subject of reciprocity and a limited tartfT revision might occupy space In the President's next annual message to Con gress. This would appear now to be as sured, since the President would hardly have spoken as he did at Buffalo except to prepare the country for something more elaborate In that line. What he said yester day, however, needs no amplification to show precisely where he stands with regard to the enlargement of our trade relations and the means by which it should be ac complished. Take this: "By sensible trade arrangements which will not interrupt our home production we shall extend the outlets for our increasing surplus. A system which provides a mutual exchange of commodities Is man ifestly essential to the continued and healthful growth of our export trade. We must not repose in fancied se curity that we can forever sell everything and buy little or nothing. If such a thing were possible, it would not be best for us or for those with whom we deal. We should take from our customers such of their products as we can use without harm to our Industries and labor. Reciprocity is the natural outgrowth of our wonderful in dustrial development under the domestic | policy now firmly established. What we produce beyond our domestic consumption must have a vent abroad. The excess must be relieved through a foreign outlet, and we should sell everywhere we can, and buy ) wherever the buying will enlarge our sales and productions, and thereby make a great er demand for home labor. "The period of exclusiveness Is past. The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem. Commercial wars are unprofitable. A policy of good will and friendly trade relations will prevent re prisals. Reciprocity treaties are in har mony with the spirit of the times; meas ures of retaliation are not. "If perchance some of our tariffs are no longer needed, for revenue or to encourage and protect our industries at home, why should they not be employed to extend and promote our markets abroad?" This Is very sound reasoning, and it comes from a protectionist par excellence. If any antagonism between protection and reci procity existed would not a student of tariff duties, such as William McKinley has always been, have discovered It? Evidently he has detected no danger, or he would not commit himself so fully and unreservedly on the subject at this time. He is the most eminent of living champions of the Ameri can economic policy, and occupies his great office as the result of an appeal to the peo ple in behalf of American labor and Ameri can industries. And he employs the Influ ence of his great office in addressing the people thus In the Interest of an increasing foreign trade. And particularly note this: "If perchance some of our tariffs are no longer needed," &c. A diplomatic way of course of calling attention to a fact. Some of them, as the industries to which they relate plainly show, are no longer needed, and the Presi dent suggests that they should give place to expedients for extending American trade abroad. Is there anything heretical in that? Is the President false to his princi ples In taking the ground that protection should be withdrawn when American In dustries under the fostering care of the protective system have attained a growth and strength enabling them to compete suc cessfully In the markets of the world for business and to sell more cheaply in Europe than they are willing to do In the United States? Who will charge that? The President then, we may assume, will lay this matter in this form before the in coming Congress. Shall we hear further now that Congress will take no action? Will it pigeon-hole the suggestion in the committee room of the ways and means? If it does, then the next House of Repre sentatives will be chosen on the tariff Issue, with the President's unregarded message In use as the democratic shibboleth Would that be good politics for the republican leaders? Russell Sage says he is getting more out of life than most men who give big dinners and have yachts. Mr. Sage Is assuredly entitled to his own way of enjoying him self. If he can ge?t the same enjoyment out of a quick lunch and a street car ride that other men find in banquets and pleasure boats, he Is one of the people who were born lucky; which Is better than being born rich. Mr. Sage's advice to young men as to industry and economy Is always sound; but his personal example might be a little more encouraging to the people who hope one day to reap the rewards of thrift. Now that the season for base ball um pires Is about over the man who Is willing to go down Niagara rapids In a barrel steps forward and tries to command at tention a?* a brave person. Perhaps the reticence of the Filipinos has been due to an Impression that the people of this country are liable to hang men or burn them at the stake first and hold a trial afterward. It will be some seasons yet before base ball Is as polite and deferential a game as golf. The .Monroe Doctrine AKflln. The Star expressed the hope the other day that now that the terms of the New Granada treaty were generally kn twn there would be no further misapprehension abroad as to the attitude of the United States toward Colombia and Venezuela. But misapprehension still exists, as witness the following from the London Chronicle: "The United States will find their hands fully occupied If they construe the Monroe doctrine as enjoining them to the duty of acting as guide, philosopher and friend toward all the Central and South Ameri can republics. The mediation of the United States would probably be an unmixed good for t'olombia and Venezuela, but It would be watched with considerable distrust by Europe." The Monroe doctrine has nothing to do with the case. It has no bearing on any differences that may arise between two Central or two South American states. Scores of such differences have arisen since the doctrine wa3 proclaimed without pro voking any action on the part of this gov ernment. Those people may change their rulers as often as they do their shirts, or oftener, and the United States will not in tervene. While at all times ready and bill ing to advise them upon application in their local difficulties and for their good, this government does not essay the role of policeman among its neighbors, and swings no night stick over their heads. The Isthmian traffic, which we are pledged by treaty to protect, is a distinct proposition. That treaty did not grow out of the Monroe doctrine, and we are not considering or construing that doctrine In our preparations for possible duty on the isthmus. Thl*? Is so very plain on this side of the Atlantic that w? are surprised at the persistency with which the people on the other side adhere to their ml.4con.-ep tlons. What distrust Europe could feel in the event of our Intervening is a mystery. She supplies a large part of the isthmian traffic, and we shall be serving her In terests with others If we exert ourselves to keep it safe and moving. There seems no excuse at this time of day for any misunderstanding as to the real meaning of the Monroe doctrine. Be ginning with Mr. Cleveland's action in the controversy between Great Britain and Venezuela, contributions to the subject from many men of eminence hare been numerous, and all of them intended to bring the subject down to the hour of present application. That the doctrine finds critics and opponents in certain quarters abroad, and even here at home, is another matter. American sentiment in support of it is overwhelming; and any President of the United States who failed to assert It? not In any strained construction, but as popularly understood ? would immediately find himself without honor or influence in his own country.. Private life would be a boon for such a man. No mistake as to the doctrine Is likely to be made over here. And there would be no excuse for one if made abroad. o ? ? Rise of tke Common People. The most commonplace bid for the ap plause of malcontents and the most dema gogic appeal to class prejudice yet made by Mr. Bryan was that presented by him in the course of his Labor day address at Kansas City, when he said: "Each decade of our history shows greater production of wealth, and yet the men who produce it have less to show for it." Here is a shin ing and delusive bait of words cast by an angler for public favor. The first clause of the sentence from Mr. Bryan is true. Each decade in our his tory does show a greater production of wealth. It Is a self-evident truth whloh all men may recognize. It is the fly with which the political angler fishes. The sec ond clause of the sentence quoted from Mr. Bryan is equally as self-evident an untruth. The men who contribute to the production of wealth do not have less to show for their labor. This is the destructive falsehood which Mr. Bryan conceals under the self-evident truth in the hope that both maty be taken as one by the unwary man. The flrst clause is the fly, and the second is the hook. Who is there to defend the statement that men who work have less to show for their labor year by year? In this declara tion Is a denial of the fact which most men know and of which most men are proud, that the human race Is evolving upward. The vast majority of men work to live, and to say that this majority Is going steadily down In the economic scale is to say that republicanism or democracy Is waning, and that all the struggles which the mass of men have been making through the centu ries for civil liberty and for equality before the law, have been fruitless. No man who is a democrat In conscience can believe that the majority is growing weaker and the minorKy stronger. Century after cen tury the common man has been winning his victories; not without defeats it is true, but after each defeat his subsequent victory has been the greater. This development has proceeded until today the common peo ple of this and of other countries exercise, as inalienable rights, liberties and a degree of participation in the fruits of their toil which five hundred years ago It would have seemed madness to predict for them. The great mass of men will resent a speech which says that those who work are going downward In the scale of life Instead of upward. Perhaps what Mr. Bryan thought he was saying Is that the laborer and skilled arti san are receiving now a smaller percentage of the value, to the creation of which they contribute, than was the case a decade ago. But the truth of this is questionable, because the laborer's personal contribution to the creation of wealth Is less. The great contributant Is machinery. It is probably true that the wage cost of production has been lowered and is still being lowered and will continue to be lowered. But all the world, as well as the laborer immediately concerned, gains by this. But no matter what the relation of the wages earned to the value produced may be, the man who works to live is better off than he ever was. He wears better clothes, eats better food, sleeps In a better bed and works fewer hours a week than the man who worked to live a century or two cen turies or three centuries ago. The common necessities of the man who works today were the luxuries of the gentleman of leis ure a century ago. ? o ? Japan has undertaken to exterminate rats. If It succeeds this country may be persuaded to import some oriental talent In the hope of getting rid of mosquitoes, English sparrows and a number of other unwelcome creatures. The Caucasian has taught Japan a great deal about the use of firearms, but If Japan can give some practical hints in the art of extermination the obligation will come far from being one-sided. m ? m Mr. Cleveland's career as mayor of Buf falo and Its influence in elevating him to national politics have caused him .to be likened to Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleve land, Ohio. The Lone Fisherman of Buz zard's Bay may be excused if he takes some time to decide whether he likes this or not. ? Representative Grosvenor expresses him self as entirely willing to let the tariff alone so long as the country Is prosperous, despite the temptations it offers a man who is particularly accomplished in statis tical practice. ? ? So long as there are people silly enough to gamble at nickel-in-the-slot machines Wall street will not lack for lambs. The only difference between the small gambler ar.d the speculator Is one of cash capital. ? 0 ?' A number of democrats who used to say they believed in a ratio of 16 to 1 are ex ceedingly glad to be relieved from the duty of explaining Just what they meant by it. m ? ?' Musicians hope that the coming season will see the last of rag time. The mistake its inventors made was in not calling it tempo di raggio or something of that kind. If the German emperor had been as eager for fights as he has been represented he could have had any number of them long ago. 0 m Every city honestly believes It is smart enough to profit by the mistakes of the other towns that give big expositions. It looks as If the xBoers had taken ex ample from the British In refusing to know when they are whipped. ? ? m ? It will take more than a summer's drouth in Kansas to make populism a serious figure. Billboards and Vandalism. Belgium puts a tax on billboards suffi ciently heavy to insure against the disfig urement of cities. In this country the bill board is In prospect of extinction without any legislative Intervention. Theatrical managers, who are among the closest stu dents of advertising methods, have long since made the dead wall a minor factor in their appeals tc publicity. They proceed on the theory that the people who have money to spend are people who read, and they make their bids for notice accord ingly. It is only a question of time before the manufacturers who now undertake to array the thorough fates with pictorial magnificence will follow their ? example. One legislative restriction which this ooun try should vigorously demand would be di rected toward the man who defaces nat ural scenery with legends calling attention to his wares. There are no limits to his vandalism. He may be diverted from one spot, but It is only to break out In another. The only way to reach him would be by some general legislation such as Belgium has devised for billboards. e < ? . Felipe Caidas and Angel Bellnsaghi, ex perts on yellow fever serum, declare that the so-called yellow fever victims at Ha vana did not die from the effect of the dis ease named, but from blood poison caused by the mosquitoes' bites. Here is still an other charge against th? mosquito. Grad ually he is being credited with destructive Jaws that would do credit to a Biscayne bay alligator. ? ? ? ? The United States is building warships for Russia, steam engines for Great Britain and Is shipping fruit to France apd coals to Newcastle. Europe Is ready to demand a Monroe doctrine of its own for protection against American commercial conquest and colonization. Peach yellow has again broken out in the orchards of western Maryland and Penn sylvania and the crop is again ruined. This announcement indicates that peaches will be cheap and abundant. SHOOTING STARS. A CowmudtBg Figar*. "Your friend is a commanding figure in the politics of your state." "I should say so," answered Senator Sorghum. "He stands for at least a billion of dollars." Duplicity. "I don't understand how Ethel Mothwing ever got engaged to such a steady, matter of-fact young man." said one giii. "It was easily managed," answered the other. "She got a cook book, took the covers off and inserted the paper-back novel she happened to be reading. The silly fellow thought she was going to make a wonderful housewife." The Voice of Indolence. No matter how you toll and strive To make this thankless world your debtor, Some man who never tried at all WIU vow he could have done it better. "Don' stop to tell 'bout de chance you Aliased las' year," said Uncle Eben. "Keep yoh eyes open an' ten' to business, or mebbe you'll be doin' de same nex' year." The Motive. "Do you write because of inspiration?" asked the idealistic young woman. "Not usually," answered the cold-look ing man with ink on his fingers. "As a rule I write because of the expiration of the time for which the rent has been paid." The Cynic's Suspicion. I love to rail full loud against That luckless wight, the bore, Why always does the thing that's wrong. And does it o'er and o'er. I sneer because his voice he lifts In discords loud and queer. And tells with zest an ancient jest Which no one wants to hear. I mock at his well-meaning phrase. Whatever he may say; I scorn his swift facility In getting In the way. Sometimes he looks about him and In a superior tone I hear him criticise the faults Peculiarly his own. And so, when his persistent Joy And self-esteem I see, Ye gods! I shudder as I think That maybe I am he! ? ? ? England'* Navy Ineffective. Berlin Correspondence London Chronicle, Aug. 26. The "Berliner Neueste Naohrichten" to day publishes a strong criticism apparent ly written by a naval man upon the recent British naval maneuvers. The writer de clares that after careful study the rumors concerning the alleged inefficiency of the British fleet must be regarded as absolute ly Justified. He even goes so far as to say that the British fleet matched against a hostile fleet of even approximately the same caliber would be badly defeated. The writer considers Great Britain's naval equipment to be far behind the latest im provements in ships, material, construction, armor and guns. First-class armored cruisers, he declares, are conspicuous by their absence, and the number of torpedo catchers ^and destroyers Is equally Insuffi cient. He regards the sudden close of the maneuvres as proving the well-founded character of his contention, "Admiral Noel being In a hopeless plight owing to the bad material under his command." "The failure of the cruisers," continues the writer, "shows a want of clear method in the tactical use of this class of war vessel in the British navy." The article recognizes the skill of Admiral Noel and the daring strategy and determination of Admiral Wilson. but comparing the British and French maneuvers he comes to the conclusion that while France can boast of success. Great Britain can only mark failure, "for the French maneuvers had proved the superiority of the French fleet in the Mediterranean, whereas the British maneuvers showed that a powerful well-directed French fleet would keep the upper hand even In the channel." ? s ? The Weak American Boiler. From the Philadelphia Press. The ghastly Trenton tragedy of last Wednesday with fifteen known dead, a probable death list of nearly thirty and as many more maimed and injured fills the public eye, but steamboat explosion* kill few by the side of the perpetual toss of life from small boiler explosions. No official figures exist as to these accidents, but the "Locomotive." the organ of a Hartford, Oonn., insurance company, has for many I years kept a fairly complete record of all boiler accidents afloat and ashore as they appeared in the newspapers. In the twenty i years from 1879 to 1898 there were in this i country 4,816 boiler explosions, killing 5,820 i persons and wounding 8,11)5. This is a yearly average of 240 explosions, 296 killed and 409 wounded, but as the figures have gone on steadily increasing the annual av erage for the flve years 1894-8 is 363 ex plosions, 346 killed and 525 wounded. ? ? ? Aids to Health. From the New York Herald. The folks are coming home. Every in coming train or boat Is packed with rested, healthy looking men, women and children. How long those persons who have had the benefit of travel and of open-air life ' on land and sea will remain In their pres ent splendid form depends much on the precautions taken to put their dwellings In fit sanitary condition to receive them. It is obvious that a house tightly closed during the summer is not safe to enter and sleep In at once. Windows should be thrown wide open to give the rooms a thorough airing for a day or two before the family gets home, and all the plumb ing should be thoroughly flushed and in spected. -? ? ? Washington as a Model. From the New York Tribune. Australia's federal government la now planning a capital city, and It la no sur prise to learn that the projectors of the new seat of federal government have turned for suggestions not to London, but to Washington. ? e A Question. From the Honolulu Republican. If It be true that white laborers won't come here to compete with orientals, as some claim, then shall we continue to Im port the orientals, so as to keep out the whites permanently? If Wi Should Leave. From the Baltimore American. If Wu Ting-fang leaves, we will have to rely on Prof. Charles Eliot Norton to point out our decadence in civilisation. Suae Old Exeuaes. From the New Yoek World. As regularly as September comes around the lack of school accommodation* god the same old excuses appear simulta neously. Note thf ^Special Prices we are quoting on NEW CARPETS. The patterns arc very choice and effective; exclu sive selections?and the val ues extraordinarily good? Ingrain*?38c. a yard. Tapestry Brusiols??*-. a yard. Body Brussels?f 1.00 a yard. Axmlnster?sriMiC. a yard. Upon payment of a small deposit yoa can bare any quantity held In reserve for you until tach time as you are ready to bare It laid. Hoeke, "Home's Fittings," Pi. are. and 8th st. It TRUNK TIRADE I BOOHING. 15% off erery trunk In the boose Is enough to keep na busy ana business has nerer been bet ter. Pick out yours tomorrow and let vm mark your name on It. 425 7th St. 9 'Phono & MM. se6-28d CURES HEAD ACHE ?from any cause. Neuralgia. Nervousness, Insomnia. Brain Fatigue, Alcoholic Excesses, Seasickness, etc. Uuaranteeil absolutely harmless?free from all Injurious drugs chloral, opium and morphine. C7May be taken by the most delicate, as it DORS NOT AFFECT THE HEART. 25c. Bottle. Sold By AMI Druggists. % 4 ^ A Brandy Bargain C/Tjtf" tor To-Kalon Famous White Brandy ? now in . 11 great demand for BRANDYING PEACHES. Unsurpassed for flavor and progerratlre qualities. Order by postal or 'phone 898. TO-KALON Wine Co-? 814 14th st. 'Phone 908. Je6-20d Get Ready For .the Firesi We're watting for the word to call and fix your furnace. We'll put It in good working order so there will tie no delay when the time comes to start the winter fires. Experienced workmen to do the work right. f If you noes' a new furnace, we can recommend the-' TOtUtID STKEJL I "LATE FURNACE. ISHEDD bS, 432 Ninth St. it The morning bracer?the evening nightcap?Tharp's Berkeley Pure Rye. 'Phone 1141 for family orders. 812 F street It only. IMMIrlS I used Ripans Tabules for biliousness from which I had been a sufferer for a number of years. After . using two boxes I was well. At Druggists. Five Cents for Package Con taining Ten. Jy2fl-312t,42 LAST CALL (2* the Trunk, Bag and }Sult Case >ALE?. Tomorrow's the last day on which to profit by the prices that have made this sale the most successful we ?ver held. Make th^, m^st of the chance. BECKER'S,8328 F Hair Gooda^at Half Price. NEW iSTJ^K-JUST IN. .00?formerly $10.2 _ 29~?orin*rty |5.00 Gray IwltdM- ,^|4.80 formerly |I.M Halrdreeeing, Sbampooini. Ac. Hair Dyeing and a specialty. Imperial Hair Regenerator for re storing gray hair Natural color, $1.25. 5. KELLER'S, mIMM tt> MTKHTH W. W.W. Coal, $5 Per Ton. New River Red Ash Egg Coal, $5 Per Ton. Suitable for range, open grate, ateam sad hot water beaten. Try * uuaple ton. WM.J.ZEH, 6th & K sts. n.w. 702 nth st. n.w. 13th and D sts. s.w. 0?0??00?0 Coupon. Tbte coupon ea titles any pa tron of the Palais Royal Toilet Department to om cake of Col gate's Soap or mm bottle of ToUet Water. The Notice. This cob poo la good only for Saturday, September 7. and only for patrons of the Toilet De partment. with compliments of the Palate Royal. Palais Royal Open Until ?? ?? ?? * t 5 P.M. Tomorrow, < ? ?? ! % I ? ^TT^OMORROW?Saturday?practically opens the autumn sea son. Enough of the new things are here to enable the Palais Royal patrons to go to church Sunday in new autumn cos tume. A visit here must prove interesting. Prices shall be quot ed to make this first Saturday of the new season a memorable one. Autumn Skirts, Waists and Jackets, $5 Instead of $6. DRESS SKIRTS in the newly fashionable effects. Cheviot the material, cording and taffeta folds the trimmings, black and navy the colors. $5 tomorrow instead of $6. SILK WAISTS in the new bolero, tucked and hemstitched effects. Taffeta silk and peau de soie the materials. Black the only color. $5 tomorrow instead of $6. CLOTH JACKETS in the fashionable and jaunty short ef fect. Cheviot is the material. Black is the color, correct for au tumn wear. Sizes are slimmest to stoutest. Suits at 10 Per Cent Discount. Prices range from $11.98 to $25. Those making a selection tomorrow will save 10 per cent?and secure first choice of the new season's styles. Suits of all sizes and colors are here in Broadcloth, Venetian, Cheviot, Pebble Cheviot and various new materials. The bright young women on this third floor know more of these new garments than does the writer. And note that they always expect more "lookers" than "buyers" thus early in the season. 'Tis the advertising man's duty to tempt the buying?tomorrow's tempta tion is a discount of 10 per cent. I i I "Trolley" Shawls. lor these pretty Shawls for aatumn evenings. They are purest of wool, made by hand. White, pink snd bine. Child's Suits. ? 1 QQ to $7.48 for the new Cloth Suits V ' jn sj8es 4 t0 14 years. Red and navy, with black braid trimming. Autumn Hose. fl Or* tomorrow Instead of 25c for the new " Maeo Yarn Onyx and Hermsdorf Black Stockings, plain and dropstltch. Slses 8 tola Child's Hose. ft tomorrow instesd of 19c for Sturdy * School Hose, with doable knees, etc. Black and fancy, for big and little boys snd girls. 59c for $1 Gloves. Ladies' Glace Kid Gloves, in the new Autumn shades. They will be guaranteed and fitted at the regular price?$i. Not fitted at the special price?59c. The right is reserved to limit the quan tity sold each purchaser. $2 New Umbrellas. 00 tomorrow Instead of $3.00 for ?00 Ladies' and Men's All-silk and Silk Lisle Umbrellas, In new autumn ef fects. for $1 Umbrellas. The needed ex tra umbrella for an emergency?the umbrella that will often save fire times Its cost. New Jewelry. * tomorrow for choice of thousands of A / C new and pretty things. None cheap looking, though made to retail at 25c for choice. New Books. /T) g _ tomorrow for the famous "Phenix" Copyright Books, cloth bound. Only 10c for usual 25c Cloth-bound Books. New Handkerchiefs. i> to be tomorrow's very great price surprise for Laundered Hemstitched Handkerchiefs with Initial In corner. All Initials. II 2IZ.C ,or 8nP*rtor Pur? Linen and Hand-embroidered Linen Haad kerchiefs. Dainty In material, style sad finish. Well worth 19c. New Neckwear. ? Qfip tomorrow for Fancy Neckpieces made to retail up to $2.50. Early visitors may pick out a very attractive Sun day Neckpiece. ?'P. D." Corsets. tomorrow Instead of $2.75 for the best known of these famous French Corsets. Sizes 18 to 28 are here. $1.59 "Lustro" Hair Wash for 2?c. (And other Saturday Specials.) ?'White House" Violet Extract, ounce...80c Oriental Tooth Paste, Jar 39c Murray h Lanman's Florida Water 45c Hojrt's RuMfoam. bottle 15c Crown Lavender Salts, bottle 22c Kirk Juvenile Soap, cake ....13c Housekeepers' Saturday "Specials." 25c Decorated China Canisters 15c 33c Old Bngllah Sslt Boxes lie 50c Tea and Coffee Pots 39c 20c Nickel Soap Dishes l?c 15c Nickel Towel Backs 9* 75e Anaonla Alarm Clocks &c 75c Ansania Time Clocks 59c 50c Boiler Skatea, self-adjusting sic Becksecker's Skin Soap, cake 14c Dr. Bell's Hair Food, bottle 35c Coke's Dandruff Cure, bottle 75e Cheesbrough Camphor Ice, box 9c Oxsyn Balm. Jar ,25c Oakley's Toilet Waters, bottle 89c Please note the store will be open until 5 p.m., and that every effort is being made to start the new season with credit to us and profit to you. The Palais Royal, A. Lisner - - - - - Q and Eleventh Sts. McKmew'si 'Strictly reliable qualities." Open 8 t.a. to ? p.i New Fall Manhattan Stiff Bosom $1.50 & TTm. moat elegantly tailored Shirt* mtilr. We hare all the pattern* made by tb*?* f&moua manufacturers Id iv-Ht stripes and figures?swell, norel, drossy effects. at $100 and $2. Our Special $1 Shirt. Oar own make, new Stiff-bosom Shirts. la neat. elegant pattern*, at 91 New shipment of fall Hose tn tasty fancy effecta, 25c. and 80c. Wm. H. McKnew, 933 Pa. Ave. it Reliable Ready-Mixed ?the kind yon can apply yourself with ths ? ? assurance that the resulta will e<inal any ..b talned through the efforts of a akllled painter. All colors for ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? erery uiie. The best Palrtt yon can bay. Special s II50 Gal Oeo. F. Muth & Co., -ZTX~ 418 7th Street. ?e5-28. tf If mmnmni>?iiimmii WE CLOSE AT 6 P.M. Now For The In Beautifully Decorated PLATE All imported?French, En glish and Austrian China? in a wealth of dainty decora tions. Prices a third and a half LESS than usual. You'll certainly miss a bargain treat if you miss these great reduc tions in fine Imported China Plates. Beautifully decorated Green and Gold Plates?11 *11?were $16 do*. SOUP PLATES?with dainty pink and green decoration ? formerly $9 Jo* * $6 $5 Limoges Oilna SALAD PLATES? pink flower decoration?gold edge <?/; ?were $8.90 do* H*-' $10 DINNER PLATES -with jrold band and green Une?reduced to... Limoges China DINNER PLATES? rich green and gold decors t loo? formerly $12 do* SOUP PIRATES to match?reduced from $12 do*, to . SALAD PLATES to match?regular price, $10 do*.?now only $6 $6 $6 OATMEAL BOWLS-neatly deco rated In were $8 rated lp (rreen and gold?10 all? - SOUP PLATES?pink flower decora tion. Only 11 left. Were $9 50 do* Elegant Mlnton China TEA PLATES, with gold edge?reduced from $8.50 do*, to SALAD PLATES?pretty pink and gold decoration?were $10.50 do*.. CD PS and SAUCERS?rich purple and gold decoration?6 all?were $24 doc $6 $6 $6 $12 Big Reductions In English Porcelain. Red, green and blue bor ders, with Dresden flower | festoons. $4.50 OPPS and SAUCERS $3 do*. $5.50 "BOUILLONS" $3 dos. $5.50 DINNER PLATES $3 do*. H.50 BREAKFAST PLATS*} $3 do*. .50 SOUP PLATES SS do*. .00 TEA PLATES $3 dos. $8.50 TERRAPIN PLATES $3 dos. Oialm <& Martini Co0 Successors to M. W. Beveridge, 1215 F St. & 1214 0 St. it 3 Tooth Preparations! Llsterlne, $1.00 size 59c. Llstcrine, 26c. size..,. IV. Sanltol Wash. 50c. slse, 35c.; 8 bottles for...$1.00 Sanltol Paste, 25c. size 17c. Sozodont, Urge slse 80c. Sozodont, small size 17c. Phillips' Milk Magnesia, 50c. slse ....35c. Ljron'fl Tooth Powder ....15e. Calder's Tooth Powder 17c. John W. Jennings, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 1142 Conn. Ave. se2-tf,28 r~mmi Altered and Repaired during SEPTEriBER at SUMMER PRICES. Tbe Tery finest work Is asaured?K we repair or alter /our Para. Let us remodel yoor Cape. Jack*! or Collarette?to conform to tbe new fall styles. Reasonable prices. 17ALL KINDS OK KUR GAR MENTS MADE TO ORDER. WOLF FUR CO., 913 G N.W. MARTIN WOIJlvJ^w BLACKISTONE WATER, Absolutely pure. A year's supply costs less than one case of typhoid fever. 5 gallons, $1.00. N. W. BURCHELL, 1325. F ST.