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THE EVENING STAR
WASHINGTON. TUESDAY. .February 25, 1902. CROSBY S. NOYES Editor. THE EVEMS(i STAR ha* a rrgolnr and permanent Family Circulation touch more tbnn the combined cir culation of the other Wnahlaicton dallies. Aa a Scm and Advertising iledlum It ha* no competitor. C/Ib order to avoid delay* on ac count of personal absence, letter* to fHK STAR ahould not be addreaaed (? any Individual connected with the Office, but alniply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Bualaeaa Depart Ths Right of Representation. The controversy in the Senate over the present status and rights of the senators From South Carolina has reached the stage where the issue hangs upon a question of interpretation. The federal Constitution is invoked by the minority in behalf of the right of those senators to vote, in order that South Carolina may not without its consent be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate, and the same instrument ?s Invoked by the majority in support of Its contention that the Senate, In exercising Its unquestioned right to punish members for disorder, can extend that punishment to the extent of a temporary deprivation of vote. The right of states to representation In the Senate Is conditioned unquestionably \ipon certain unwritten but distinct re quirements. The stnte must conduct Itself in accordance with law In the selection of its representatives, and its representatives When chosen must conduct themselves in turn in accordance with the rules of order and decency. Failure to do so on the part of either the state or its representatives may affect, temporarily, the right to rep resentation. The Senate having the unde niable right to punish for disorder, with no constitutional limit placed upon its power Save the provision that a two-thirds vote Is necessary for expulsion, can. It Is con tended, grade the punishment as it sees fit. The state may be presumed to consent In advance to the temporary loss of represen tation which would result, for instance, from the drunkenness, transient Insanity or gross and punishable misconduct In con tempt of the Senate on the part of Its rep resentatives. Two-thirds of the Senate can constitu tionally by a vote of expulsion temporarily deprive a state of all or a part of Its equal representation in that body. Can all of the Senate by a unanimous vote declaring cer aln senators to be in contempt constitu lonally accomplish the same result of a temporary suspension of a state s repre sentation? The question of constitutional law In volved is an Interesting one, and the an swer Is not entirely clear. Meanwhile, the ptate of South Carolina may console Itself With the reflection that the exclusion of Its senators from yesterday's roll call did not in the least degree affect the decision pf the Senate upon any phase of the pend ing question. The Philippine Tariff Bill. The Philippine tarifT bill goes back to the House with a strong indorsement by the Senate of the proposed amendments of the measure. The changes made by the Senate, especially that which reduces the Dlngley rates upon Importations from the Philip pines into the United States, will. It is hoped, Receive prompt and favorable consideration by the House. The needs are pressing, and executive approval is certain. No good rea S3n exists why the legislation sought should not be In operation in a very short time. The Senate, according to current popular Hit, Is the deliberative body of Congress, ^r.d yet in all of the debate on this bill Jn that body the question proper received fcut scant attention. The opponents of the pleasure addressed themselves in the main t<> partisan generalities. We heard a great fl.?al about American tyranny; about the criminal blunder of taking over the ar chipelago; about the yarns describing the Conduct of the American soldiers in the Islands as that of scoundrels and fiends. Vituperation at the expense of the Ameri can name ran riot. The bitterest enemy pbroad of this country and its Institutions jnay seek in those deliverances and find abundant material to Justify his own dia tribes. But at last the talk Is ended, and the bill is passed. The House may desire to fllscuss the Senate amendments on their merits as propositions in economics, and Vith regard to the constitutional question pf taxation. In that event one could wish 4c see opportunity given to those who may bo so disposed. The friends of the meas ure have nothing to fear from an examina tion of K cm any and every pertinent ground. Jt justifies itself completely, and shows the Whys and wherefores of our special duties Jn administering the Philippine trust in the Jljrht of our obligations under the treaty of $>arts and the decisions of the Supreme Court." Ttiv question proper as presented In the bill Is purdy one of taxation for the benefit of the archipelago and for the roper safeguarding of our Interests here at ome. It may be that, as ail roads lead to Rome, all discussions of the Philippine question te.-id to the charge of imperialism. But m:i5be not. Maybe there is a straining of thit point which finds small warrant In a Sober view of what presents Itself at this time. Whatever shape the Philippine ques tion may take next year, or the year after, or ten years hence, its aspect now calls for provision for a present emergency; and we should take our stand with as little heat and as much business calculation as pos sible. The foundations of the republic are Still secure, although the throats of many amboyant orators are very hoarse from fhluting to the contrary. The Pennsylvania railroad spared no ains to make the depot comfortable and ome-like for the prince. When he comes to Washington during his next visit to America he will very probably find a new ?n<l palatial station. Russia's declaration that It does not in tend to grab Manchuria at least conveys the nssurance that there Is no intention of bilng ugly about the matter. ? to The Incomplete "Record." The Congressional Record Issued yesterday rooming, containing the proceedings of Sat urday. failed to Include Senator Tillman's speech lu the Senate which precipitated the fist flsht on the floor. In Its place appeared the following statement: "Mr Tillman resumed and concluded the speech begun by him yesterday. The entire spt*ch will be published hereafter." In Tuesday's Record the speech appears In the usual supplementary form, sepa rated. of course, from the report of the oc currence which It precipitated. This Is car rying the privilege of withholding speeches for revision to an extreme. Without Till man's speech Monday's Issue of the Record Is utterly worthless, for in its absence it Is Impossible to read the report of the subse quent proceedings Intelligently, save as one is already acquainted with the facts. The Congressional Record has long sines erased to possess any value as a dis seminator of news. It is, as tts name Im plies, only a record of the proceedings, upon which many persons rely to secure a ver batim account of all that occurs In the leg islative chambers. It is read as a supple ment to the newspaper reports of the pro ceedings. In its present fragmentary state, with speeches appearing days and some times we?ks after their delivery, with en tire sections of spirited debate excised pending this process of "revision" and sub sequent printing, the publication loses even its value as a corroborative verbatim re port. It lacks any element of worth to those who follow the doings of Congress closely from day to day. Congressional courtesy has been flagrant ly abused In the past In this matter. Speeches have been withheld for revision which upon publication have grown to twice their original volume, and have even been radically changed in'character. There is but little public annoyance over the prac tice of granting "leave to print" to cam paigners. It is not exactly a commendable practice, savoring of the working of a "graft" on the public treasury for the bene fit of individuals. But at least it does not affect the record of the actual transactions of the houses. The withholding of speeches often works serious injury to important in terests, preventing a straightforward an swering of charges and statistics in the ab sence of the text of offending utterances. There are, it is to be remembered, two editions of the Congressional Record, one being called the "permanent Record," sup posed to contain everything In amended and revised form. Why should not members of the houses be content with withholding thtir remarks for revision only for the pur pose of permitting a more satisfactory ap pearance in this second or permanent edi tion? They should not be permitted to con trol the make-up of the first edition to the extent of destroying all Its value as a re port of the proceedings. Senator McLaurin's Bequest. In promptly requesting an investigation of the charges preferred against him by his colleague, Mr. Tillman, Mr. McLaurin per forms the proper service to himself as well as to the memory of William McKinley. For if Mr. McLaurin was bribed Mr. Mc Kinley was the briber. If he was not bribed, he will by clearing his own name clear that also of the man who now is powerless against calumny except by the force of a stainless reputation. How strange it is, indeed, that the best beloved and most widely trusted public man of his day should, with his body still unburied, have figured in all of this debate in the Senate on the Philippine question as the au thor of a war of inexcusable aggression, and now, at the end. as the corrupter of legislators in the forwarding of a bloody policy! A few of the newspapers engaged In de fending Mr. Tillman's assault on his col league point to the fact that Mr. McKinley consulted with Mr. McLaurin on the sub ject of the South Carolina patronage. Un doubtedly he did. But was it not time? Had he not been advised by democrats everywhere to se?k better counsel than he had been receiving about southern patron age in general? In South Carolina a negro had been assassinated for accepting a small postmastership, and the President was urged not to repeat that performance, but bestow the offices with better regard for local feeling. Mr. McLaurin's suggestions have in the main been good?so good, in deed, that Mr. Roosevelt has followed his predecessor's example and bestowed his confidence on him also. Did Mr. Tillman never receive any favors at the White House during Mr. McKinley's occupancy? He voted for the war with Spain, and then obtained, as other senators did, and with perfect right, a share of the patronage that followed the enlargement of our armament. Did he accept it in the light of a reward for his vote for the war? His recommendations doubtless were good, and the President was assisted by them in filling the many important new posts that the new situation called for. Indeed, Mr. Tillman was quoted as saying on one occa sion that Mr. McKinley treated him with so much confidence and kindness he felt embarrassed by the attentions. And yet here he is, with his friend not six months dead, posting him as having been an official briber! It is a good subject for development, and Mr. McLaurin should use ever}' means left to him while under censure to bring out everything connected with Mr. Tillman's charge, or to which it may In the remotest degree refer. ? ?- ? It is too much to hope that so large a so cial event as the coronation can come off without causing a great deal of feeling on the part of people who did not get Invited to the party. The Senators from South Carolina should perceive the reprehensibility of allowing their personal affairs to interfere with public business. ? < ? ? Washington has the time, the taste, the money and the talents. There is no reason why it should not be a great musical cen ter. ? ? If hack drivers are charged a higher li cense fee, the consumer can depend on being Obliged to pay the tax, every trip. Mr. Bryan may be obliged to hire a sport ing editor in order to keep the Commoner up to date on politico-pugilistic news. ? ? ? The D. A. R. can point with proper pride to the comparative peacefulness of their recent parliamentary assemblage. Mr. Tillman Is mistaken if he looks for any encouragement from Senator Hoar in his recent expressions of opinion. ^ ? ? No one has yet had the temerity to ask the prince whether -a thinks golf is as good a game as pinochle. Prince Henry must admit that while Washington weather has its failings, it can be very obliging at times. The Smallpox Outbreak. The present outbreak of smallpox In this city has grown until there are more than a dozen cases under treatment. But fortu nately all are of a mild type, and there is every reason to believe that this rule will continue to prevail as in the epidemic of a few years ago. Then, though nearly one hundred cases developed from first to last, there was but one death, and that was ap parently the result of the patient's indis cretion. It is apparent that Washington is suffering in consequence of the outbreaks of the disease In other cities, as the cases thus far have been traced~almost directly to out-of-town sources. The disease in those cities is likewise of a mild type. There is comparatively little reason now adays to fear smallpox. It has become so modified as a result of systematic study and the provision of improved methods of treatment and nursing that it is no longer the dreadful scourge It once was. The death rate has steadily diminished until it is relatively very low, and the patients who recover are not often marked. The un sightly visages which formerly resulted from the disease are now only relics of modes of treatment which have been en tirely repudiated by the medical profession. Yet, notwithstanding the decided im provement of the agencies for preventing and treating the disease and the diminu tion of the rates of morbidity and mortal ity. it behooves every community to take the utmost precautions against it. Rigid quarantine measures are necessary. Gen eral vaccination is desirable, if not essen tial to the public safety. A prompt and complete compliance with the regulations of the health authorities is requisite. Un forturately the disease has certain tradi tions which shock the sensibilities of the people. The name Is itself an abomina tion. The title of the place of detention is repulsive. Despite the modifications of the extent and the results of the ailment the average person shrinks in horror from its suggestion. If these prejudices could be overcome, if people afflicted could be brought by previous training to sub mit themselves immediately and fully to the requirements of the officials, the fight against the germs would be greatly facilitated. Much would perhaps be gained If other epidemic diseases called for simi larly stringent regulations, so that this disease, now comparatively harmless, could be relieved of the odium which attaches to it. Washington has little reason to fear this recrudescence of the disease a* long as the existing machinery for controlling it is given full play and the people yield to its operations in good spirit. The President can be depended upon to think twice before undertaking any "great and good friend" demonstrations for the benefit of native ambitions In Hawaii. ? 9 ? - The French are Inclined to be a little sarcastic in comment on the reception of Prince Henry. But Paris always would have its little joke. f e ? It is hoped that for her own sake Miss Stone will hurry and get home before the customary denial of the news of her re lease. When it comes to national legislation the sluggist is even worse than the sluggard. * ? m As a trouble maker both at long and short range Spain still holds the record. . SHOOTING STABS. Unreasonable. "You consider us barbarians," said the mild-mannered man. "Candor," answered the distinguished Chinaman, "compels me to confess that we do." "And you don't like the customs of the countrv?" "Not much." "Our mode of life and our attire are re pugnant to you?" "ttuite." "Then, my dear sir. why do you get an gry when we exclude Chinamen? Why don't you praise our philanthropy?" "Nobody ain't nebber satisfy," said Uncle Eben. "Ef I was rich enough to hab an automobile I reckon I'd git lonesome an' wish it were a mule, so's I could talk to it." The Slushy Thaw. If there are books in running brooks, As has before been stated. To judge them by their present looks, They should be expurgated. A Great Reader. "I suppose you read a great deal," said the young woman. "Yes, indeed, answered the young mem ber of Congress. "1 make it a i>oint to read every one of my own speeches as soon as they come from the typewriter." The Colonel's Joke. "Silence," said the man who quotes?- "Is golden." "Well," answered Colonel Stilwell, "I don't know about silence being golden. But I must admit that I know of several people in the mountains who have made consider able money out of a still." The Peaceable Man. Sing hey. for a song of the peaceable man! He tends to his work all the day. He patiently labors the best that ha can, And tries to take care of his pay. And sometimes at eve he will sing this refrain, And over and over he'll hum it again i "Let them organize trusts; for suprem acy plan; I wouldn't, 'cause I am a peaceable man." He's properly minding his p's and his q's. And he dines in a state of content. He's never afraid that he'll read in the news Remarks of a critical bent. But every day, when the shadows grow long, lie raises his voice and he carols this song: "Let others crave glory galore If they can; I wouldn't, 'cause I am a peaceable man." ? > ? Overhead Wires. From the Philadelphia Kecord. The most Impressive lesson of the recent storm and Its consequences is the import ance of placing all wires underground. It Is almost marvelous that so few lives were lost as a result of the breaking and falling of live wires in the streets. While it is true that the storm was almost unprecedented, there is no assurance that the same con ditions may not prevail any winter and the loss of life be much greater. The whole system of poles, including the trolley poles, is a primitive arrangement for the persistence of which there is no ex cuse. The expense of the conduit is the main ground of objection to the placing of all except trolley wires underground. As to the latter, the Washington Lines have had the wires underground for several years, and the companies maintain that their system is on all aocounts an improve ment over the overhead trolley. The cities which have granted street privileges to the corporations have a right to consider the safety of citizens and the appearance of the public thoroughfares. In some cases the multiplicity of wires Is an obstacle in the way of the flre-flghters. As far as the trolley lines are concerned, we are assured that the new Invention of Edison will work a revolution. However, until such a substitute for the present primitive arrangement shall have demon strated its efficiency every city will have warrant for taking steps toward the bur ial of all wires. The Bill Board Nuisance. From the San Francisco Call. Bill board and fence advertising Is like peddling, inasmuch as it makes use of pub lic thoroughfares, and therefore is rightly subject to municipal supervision and con trol. Finally such advertising is not infre quently a gross nuisance, marring the ap pearance of the city, ofTending the eye and leading up to the erection of huge fences that are a serious danger to passers on the streets and to the adjacent property by rea son of their liability to Are. Floods. From the Philadelphia Ledger. The next danger to be Spprehended is from floods. Spring Is close at hand, and at this season of the year severe storms, such as those of last week, are apt to be followed by a sudden Increase of warm weather. Such a change is forecasted now, and, with the great amount of snow on the ground in the watersheds of the rivers of this section of country, a sudden thaw will be sure to raise destructive floods. Death Traps. From the New York Tribune. The day must come when every armory and every hotel of any considerable size in so crowded a city as New York will be fireproof, or at the least of slow burning construction, in every part. 9 ?*? Noble Six Hundred. From the Chicago Tribune. So there are 000 persons out of 80.000,000 In the United States who have written to Paducah Wheeler to say that they indorse him, are there? Noble Six Hundred! ? e Bury the Wires. From the Philadelphia Press. The experience in Philadelphia the past week shows most conclusively that the great need of tnls age is a wireless city. Getting Cautious. From the Pittsburg Gamette. Now that Minister Wu is finding it neces sary to correct his interviews, he Is giving fewer of them. ? The Proof. From the New York World. The proof of fireproof hotels is in the burning. II MeKmew9s< "Strict reftable qualities.' Geaeral nts for the famous Dr. Jaeger Hfrlth Underwear. Comparison will prove that for quality o? fabrics and fin ished elegance in tailoring the McKneft gafrnents have no superiors and few equals. If there is a single defect in finish, fit or workmanship back goes the suit to the maker before you even see it. This strict censorship in your interest gives you im plicit confidence in any suit that comes from McKnew's. This is why we hold our regu lar customers from year to year and is directly respon sible for our great increase in business every year. LADIES' SPRING SUITS. In all styles?In all proper fabric* and colorings?In all sizes, at $16.60, $17.80, $18.50, $20. $22.50, $25, "27.50. *28.50, $40 and $50. MISSES' STRING SUITS?same oi m;vu styles as for ladles?In sizes 14 and 16. at $14.50, $15.50. $16.50. $17.50, $20, $22.50, $25, $31 and $38.50. TWO LINES THAT FOR VARIETY ANI) KXCLDSIVENESS ARB NOT SUR PASSED BY ANY OTHER SHOWING IN WASHINGTON. Wmra. U. McKmew, Sole D. C. Agents for Centemeri Gloves, 933 Pa. Ave, it MiMMllliira [TTnAINT brush free yj with every can of onr model mixed paints at 15c. or more. Cttuas. E. Hodgkm^oneE1^ fe25-15d ? | Qas amid Oil $ | Heaters at I | 10% off! I ? ? ? ?Tills stock of Gas and Oil Heaters ^ flfc ? ? ? gives yon the widest latitude for a ?$> i ? ? ? satisfactory choice. All 6izes In the jit iy- ? ? ? leading makes and kinds. ? ? ? ?10% reduction on regular priccs now. $ iI:SHEDD|"d.l it .f 432 Ninth St. $ <e n $ Not Like Others. ' HERE'S always a distinctive charm in our poses, as well as in our manner of finishing Photos. IC7"Newest ^mounts. Artistic work clear Or cloudy weather. J??"300 1-lb. loaves to the barrel. f(c ( ? Invariably creates a fil ?V, /-VT^hT!~, A IRM ?"?1' Impression with the Aj LyM^OA/Vr 5''8t which contln- ? ffT ^ j ued use but tends to ^ ?.. - strengthen. Every favor- jjtf f BLEND sarf RE* !S SULTS. It's absolutely ^ ? FLOUR =rr.i" Hfk-s ^ ? v Bread, Rolls, Biscuits, ? >[C Cake, Pastries, etc. | AT YOUR GROCER'S. g SBoBo Earnshaw&Bro.J | Wholesalers, ?b Vj| <%?K\ew Life For JJ. lL The Olid Pictures. Make the old pictures new again by having us reframe them or regild the old frames. Finest work?reasonable charges. EiyOU paintings restored?Furniture regilded. J. B. Morrey, 1225 g St. f<*25-tu,th,s,14 Iv HE generou* reductions we have [ir /if fl I made In our prices place our V \ \\ I FINE FURS within the reach of ft ft \\W all. New pieces are l>elng con- ?< stantly added. Buy now and save '\ from 20 to 40%. ^ C^No matter what you may select, It will If- be a bargain?and big one, too. | Saks Fur Co 09 G STREETS, jff FURS EXCLUSIVELY, g? fit fe25-t,th,s-28 \ Becker's \ ?A masterpiece of trunk build- *j? ^ ba ) / leg. A trunk that can be de- $ fl Yj0 O v/ / ( pended on for extreme service. v\i/ ( \ Price X j ( The "C. B." Special is a splendid Trunk for ( \ the money?$8.50. 1 ( Becker's, ( sIkIN AFFECTIONS. No matter from what cause, we positively CURE blackheads, fflmples, enlarged pores, red nose, and1 red, rough, oily, blotchy akin, and render wrinkly,'**tngy or dead skin clear, smooth, rosy Wttd natural. Consultation }n R??yn or by letter Is free and strictly wgenfldeiftlal. Address 11th and F sts., Shaw<teBerrJihuIldlng. JOHN H. WOODBURY D. I. fel0to281nc-14 Jl '2? Every time I ate my food made me sick. I was subject to constipation and had wind on my stomach and felt as though I was snwtherinf. I was also subject to weak spells after eating and I would have to lie down for an hour or more. I was so that I could not eat anything but stale bread, toast and tea, until a friend' advised me to take Ripans Tabules, and after taking the second Tabule I *Wt greatly relieved, and I have been taking them ever since. AT.DRUGGISTS. The Five-Cent packet is enough for dinary occasion. The family botl cents, contains a supply for a year, Jy26-312t,42. STALEE'S,' ARTISTIC PHOTOS. 1107 F STREET. fe25 t,th,s,14 . S. KANN, SONS & CO. S. KANN, SONS & CO. "tribe Corner." ALWAYS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FOR THE LEAST MONEY. A Galmra Usually Follows a Storm. Yesterday Washington was in a whirl. Today she has a very quiet demeanor. But it is not so with us. There is always some kind of ex citement at the Busy Corner. It isn't artificial, either. Because the mere mention of our specials always has the effect of crowding our store. new romance, "Audrey," by Mary Johnson, handsome- ][ ly illustrated, in full page mezzo tint, at, per copy.... ^ ^K..^S.??G?IVE ORATIS AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET On sale for the first time tomorrow?that beautiful romance, "Audrey," 1 lustrated, in full page ? ALSO give GRATIS AN II. tiiad ?;okTTwF.UL ?H AI THUS OP "AUDREY" AND A PORTRAIT OP THE An HnVf;:. MARY JOHNSON?ALSO SPECIAL PRICES ON "TO HAVE AND TO HOLD" AND "PRISONERS OP HOPE," AT. PER COPY BOOK DEPARTMENT?PIRST FLOOR?SECTION M. X? WITH ONE OF THE 95c, $1.69 House=Qowras for 69c. ANNOUNCEMENT OUGHT TO BE VERY GRATIFYING TO THOSE WOMEN WHO ARE IN NEED OF A HOUSE WRAPPER SUCH AS THESE. THEY AKE MADE OF JSI.M>S OF FLANNELETTE?IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC. THERE ARE TEN DOZEN ALL TOLD. THEY COME IN A VARIETY OF NEAT FIOURES AND STRIPED DESIGNS EXTRA FULL AND DEEP flounce - PRETTI WITH FANCY BRAID AND FINISHED -WITH SIJEEV158 OVER THE SHOULDERS. EVERY ONE PER FECT FITTING. ALL SIZES-WHICH ARE WORTH $1.6?-FOR SECOND FLOOR?ADJOINING THE SUIT DEPARTMENT. X x -X -X Another Extra Special. OR PEDHSTRIEXNE SKIRTS-MORE POPULAR AND MORE IN DB ~THR mO?T COMFORTABLE OF AU, WEARING APPAREL FOR 1 ^ INTRODUCED. FASHION PREDICTS GREATER DEMAND THAN EVER ?v ?nA5; - .ipY^Pr. ^ SAY WITHOUT THK LEAST BIT OF FLATTERY THAT WE CARRY THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED ASSORTMENT EVER SHOWN IN THIS \f JiiT w ^ ^XRtHASBEEN A SPECIALTY WITH US SINCE THIS COiMFORT gar ?? Fw Vi' w k AS A SPECIAL FEATURE WE HAVE SKLE<TET? ONE ELE have SEVERAL HUNDRED?AND PLAGE THEM IV StIEOIAL PRICE. THEY ARE MADE OF ALL-WOOL MATE niGRAY- DARK OXFORD AND BROWN. THEY ARB CUT FULL-GORED FLARE AND ARE __ FINISHED WITH SEPARATE STITCHED FLOUNCE BOTTOM AND TAILORED PERFECTLY. THE REAL WORTH OF THIS SKIRT IS 56.00. WE OFFER THE SAME TOMORROW AT THE SACRIFICE PRICE OF SECOND FLOOR-SUIT DEPARTMENT. ,o xy Another Umbrella J!??NGrY MADE UMBRELLAS. IN STZES FOR MEN AND WOMEN. MOl^T^D ON STRONG. LNBREAKABLE FRAMES AND STEEL ROD-TWO OIT MATERIALS?TAFFETA AND UNION* GLORIA?NATURAL AND OFFERING* NTED HANDLES?SIZES 20 AND 28?WORTH $1.50-FOR A DAY S Lining Values Demand Close Watching, This Lining Department continues strong and steady, with upward tendency iu values. This w?H-k we give prominence to the finer element In Linings, and In these we display our masterful baud. lae mercer-treated spring fabrics aud those iu the same category are here In great profusiun simwv of BiLV?^^LLJN^(i; HAS A SILK SHEEN. BRIGHTER THAN EVER ?, ? YARD COTTON CLOTH, IN BLACK AND ALL COLORS. SPECIAL AT, PER 11 (Q)? Hg&SF ?CS2.IZBD JJALIAN CLOTH AND SATEENS. IN PLAIN * ?v \T / ingd .f.ob...0T.nE.tt.i:sE8.,as.*ell..as.u.x-... 1 ClSFSt&g"* AS BLACK- IN FENB MOIRE-FINISHED PERCALINE. SPE- 7^4c. spSIKt?.F!?.P.ER"".HE:.!N.FA3T. 12%C. 12^c??SP^IALlYtGUARAXTEED SHRUNK CANVAS. SELLS REGULARLY AT 7>?c. 22-^NCH BEST SHRUNK FRENCH HAIRCLOTH. IN BLACK AND GRAY ONLY. 25c. PER bpSA FINE MERCERIZED ITALIAN CLOTH. IN BLACK ONLY. TniS IS A U ?f SLIERIOR QlALITl. WHICH WE SHALL OFFER AT, PER YARD H WB^SIIVL i? CLOh^VT^ C0L0REI> MERCERIZED MOREEN, 50c. VALUE, WHICH 25c. FIRST FLOOR-SECTION O. Easter Dress Trimmings. Trimmings are supposed to be the finishing touches of the gown and to add tone and chlcness W hen this feature is right you feel sure of the dressmaker's success. Those that know this stock do not wonder that the Busy Corner does such an extensive business In this line. THE LATEST PARISIAN CRAZE IS BLACK SPANGLED PENDANTS ATTACHED TO SETTES, WHICH CAN BE WORN WITH EITHER EVENING OR STREET GOWNS-WE SHOWING THESE FROM RO VRK 68c. to 1254c. each. WE HAVE ALSO JUST OPENED A VERY HANDSOME SOLID SPANGLED SER PENTINE TRIMMING, EDGED AND SPRINKLED WITH STEEL BEADS-FLXLY 4 INCHES WIDE, FOR SKIRT TRIMMING, AT $1.48 THE WAIST TRIMMING TO MATCH THIS BEAUTIFUL NOVELTY, 1 INCH WIDE. P=? F? AT, PER YARD EXQUISITE LLYE OF BLACK SPANGLED .AND JET TRIMMING. L\ SCROLL /*> A C\ .PEi.u.D.E.so.,.E. .8i.lk.s\ .:vh,ch. .^'e. . $3.48 AN EXQUISITE SHOWING OF FESTOON TRIMMING. MADE OF CREAM VEN- a* j=> I?rD IN BLACK AND STEEL SPANGLES; A VERY SWELL SKIRT ANOTHER ELEJGANT SHOWING OF BLACK AND BLACK AND STEEL /f> n A /\A JACKETS, MADE WITH THREE-QUARTER SLEEVES. WHICH ARE WORTH H ([ D 00 $15.00, MARKED TO SELL AT " <4> 11 VKoHJ'Xj' VERY SWAGGER BLACK SILK NET JACKETS, MADE WITH THREE-QUARTER SLEEVES, APPLIQUE!) VERY ELABORATELY WITH SPANGLES, INTERMLNGLED WITH AA STEEL; ONE OF THE VERY LATEST PARISIAN NOVE1LTIES, WHICH WE (I fill D ARE GOING TO SELL FOR A VERY CHARMING LINE OF WAIST GARNITURE FOR DBCOLLETTE DRESS ARE PEARL CHAINS. WE HAVE THEM FROM down to 59c. WHICH WILL BE VERY MUCH IN VOGUE THIS SEASON OF A COMBINATION OF STEEL, JET, SPANGLE AND V 0 THE YARD. SPECIALLY ADVERTISED AT, PER YD.. ANOTHER TRIMMING WHICH WILL BE VERY MUCH IN VOGUE THIS SEASON IS MEDALLIONS?MADE ? " BEIGE?THEJY COME 6 TO FIRST FLOOR?SECTION B. Laces amid Emrn broideries Issue this proclamation. It's to every woman who Interests herself In Laces and their kind. We have carried out > plan for this department which no competitive concern dare attempt. We have taken hold of the trade and shall continue to cater to its needs with the best qualities, largest varie ties and the nearest possible figuring. A REMARKABLE LOT OF POINT DE PARIS AND VALENCIENNES LACES AND IN- ?=> SERTINGS, SHOWING A BIG RANGE OF DAINTY DESIGNS?ALL MATCH?1 TO 6 INCHES WIDE. 8c. TO 15c. VALUE. CHOICE, PER YARD 0"iw? SUPERIOR QUALITY ALL-SILK IN BIAOK AND CREAM?WHICH IS ??.,5SCEPTIONAL VALUE IN FINE ALL-SILK BLACK AND CREAM CHAN TILLY?ALSO WHITE, BUTTER AND ARABIAN OOLORED SERPENTINE AND ??WL?K>N LACES FOR TRIMMING FOULARDS. 20c. AND 25c. VALUE-FOR, PER YARD BRUSSELS DRESS NET. 54 INCHES WIDE, ^ H 11 O WORTH $1.50 PER YARD?FOR c^iloU-VP 46c. %c. 50c. 10c. 19c. , AJ?0 ANOTHER LINE OF THOSE ALL-SILK BLACK LA TOSCA AND POINT D ESPRIT DRESS NETS-45 INCHES WIDE-PER YARD PHENOMENAL VALUE IN ALL-SILK BLACK AND CREAM CHANTILLY, c WHITE:, BUTTER AND EHtttU SERPENTINE LACE3S?AN EXCELLENT ASSORT- ^ MENT. 10c. AND 12M?c. VALUE?FOR. PER YARD * SPECIAL OFFERING OF FINE CAMBRIC. SWISS AND NAINSOOK ALL-OVER CHOICE, NEAT PATTERNS. 75c. TO $1.00 VALUE. PER YARD ? ALSO A CHOICE ASSORTMENT IN SWISS AND NAINSOOK INSERTINGS AND RIBBON BEADING-NEW CHOICE PATTERNS. 15c. AND 18c. VALUE-FOR. PER YAKL) i.. SHmVY- WELL-MADE CAMBRIC AND SWISS EMBROIDERIES, EVERY PATTERN NEW THIS SEASON. 35c. VALUED-PER YARD FIRST FLOOR?SECTION D. Trminik Sellim First offering of the season. We have termed these introductory prices. CANVAS TRUNKS, IRON BOTTOM. GOOD LOCKS, ONE DEEP TRAY, IRON CLAMPS? 28-in. 30-in. 32-in. 34-in. 36-in. pnrkeductory.$L98 $2.25 $2.50 $2.75 $3.00 EXTRA HEAVY CANVAS TRUNKS. MADE WITH HARDWOOD SLATS, THREE HEAVY IRON HINGES AND BRASS LOCK, IRON BOTTOM-SIZE-S 28-in. 30-in. 32-in. 34-in. 36-in. Pri?duc!?7.$3.00 $3.25 $3.50 $3.75 $4.00 LINEN-LINED HEAVY CANVAS TRUNKS. TWO TRAYS AND HAT BOX. EXCELSIOR LOCK. WOOD SLATS AND IRON BOTTOMS? 28-in. 3?-in. 32-in. 34-in. 36-in. Pr!cedu^y..$4.50 $5.00 $5.50 $6.00 $6.50 AUTOMATIC TRAY TRUNKS. NEW PATENT. MADE OF E:XTHA HEAVY CANVAS. E'OUR IRON HINGES, LEATHER STRIPS. LINEN LINED. TWO TRAYS AND ONE HAT BOX?SIZES 34-in. 36-in. 38-in. 40-in. pnric^uc!9'y.$ 10.75 $11.50 $12.25 $13.00 STEAMER TRUNKS. NO. 70, CANVAS COVERED, IRON BOTTOM, HEAVY LEATHER HAN DLES? 28-in.. ? 30-in. . 32_in- 34-*n. 36-in. Introductory $4>?0 $S?00 $5.50 $6.00 Price........ THIRD E'LOOR?UPHOLSTERY DEPARTMENT. Market Space p. a. wnxi/Ms * oo. A Reliable Comgh Cm re. ILLIAMS' PRUS SIAN COUGH n> SYRUP has a rep- $ utation second to none as a remedy for coughs and colds. It has been used for years in homes of this city. Guaranteed absolutely harm less and free from dangerous drugs. It never disagrees with the stomach, and is very pleas ant to take. Compounded of Wild Cherry and Tar. Chil dren don't mind taking it at all. ONLY 15c. BOTTLE. WILLIAMS' Temple Drug Store, Cor. 9th and F Sts. it PIPES will not FREEZE, nor HOUSES be COLD If our INSULATIONS and DEADEN ING WOOLS and FELTS Are used. E. B. WARREN & CO., Coal Tar Products, Contractors' Supplies, 27T1I ANI? 11 STREETS N.W.. Telephone. West 56. Washington, D. O. fe20-th,s.tu-tf-14 ^ * I PETER GROGAN. Credit for all Washington. | I ? | GRAND f t | it&argaimis. \ This is the banner week for 5 ? housekeepers. Price cutting $ 9. has reached its limit on Par- ? J lor, Dining and Bed Room 3 ? Furniture. Our liberal credit $ J terms lend additional at ? traction to this sacrifice? no notes?no interest. Car Furniture I 1 , [ 5 Sideboards. ! _ _... 2 rored and canred?reduced as follows: jp $42.SO Sideboard 132 30 y $40.00 Sideboard $30.00 |f $35.00 Sideboard $28.50 JL $56.00 Sideboard $47.50 ?T $32 50 Sideboard $26.oO Jt $25.00 Sideboard $17.50 g $17.00 Sideboard f 12.50 | Parlor Sulfites. Elegant 8-plece Parlor Suites, well made Jk and handsomely upholstered. t ^ Frame Suites. 3 3? $20.00 Suites cut to $14.75 % J(t 522.50 Suites cut to $10.75 % m $24.00 Suites cut to $17.50 " ?J $25.00 Suites cut to $18.00 j | f tS. M.*?!e. .?"!tc:. .Cut $ 12.98 | ? The new Spring Mattings ? are here?hundreds of rolls ^ ?embracing the newest pat- $ - terns and most reliable quali- ^ ties. Cheaper on credit than J j elsewhere for cash. New ? ? Go-Carts and Carriages In ? the daintiest spring styles? ? J all equipped with rubber % $ tires that are WARRANT if ED. Low prices to intro- 2 5 duce this new stock. $ 1 Odd Chamber Suites. ? 124.00 Oak Suite, now $17.08 2 $30.00 Oak Suite, now $22.48 ? $70 00 Oak Suite, now $52.50 37.50 Oak Suite, now $21*08 5.00 Oak Suite, now $32.50 7.50 Oak Suite, now $42.50 $10 Lamp, cut to $0 75 $8.50 Lamp, cut to ..?6-25 $10 Lamp, cat to ?7.98 $0 Lamp, cat to ......$C,50 We have just added a com plete new line ojf Dangler ? Gasoline Cooking Stoves? ? all sizes and prices. 817-8119-8211=823 I SSeventh Street N.W.,J it BETWEEN H AND I STS. ^ Lap Robes, Cheapest Blankets Now We have offered you bargains in the past In I,ap Robes and Horse Blankets, ? but the prices offered now underquote any quoted till now. You can buy a good L*p Robe or Horse Blanket at a discount of 20%. LUTZ <& CO., 497 Pa. Ave. fe25-20d E=Z Tablets, I was about to give op In despair. I hare been teaching school for over 25 years, and my health had gone to rack-conatlpatlon In Its worst stages and indigestion. A friend of mine banded me a Be. box of E-Z Tab lets. 1 had tried so many things I pat them aside; but one day I took one little Be. package, and what a relief; and the beat of all. It has been permanent. I am now teaching both day and night, and never felt better in my life, but am new with out a package of E-Z Tablets. At -drng rists' The large s.se last 100 daya. Whole Lie at Brans'. WO F St.. and Tschlffely's. 47S Pa- are. li LITTLE CHOCOLATE-COATED TAB LETS rOR 8 CENTS. OCR GUARANTEE?If not relieved or cured by six 5-cent packages or one 25-cent package of E-Z Cathartic, your money re funded. Ja28-tf,40 X i $3.00 Silk Elastic Stocking Write for pamphlet. Trusses. Abdominal Supporters, ate FLA V ELL'S. M?f Spria* Garden Philadelphia tJ ncO-s.tu.lO't.