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THE EVENING STAR
WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY March 12, 1902. CROSBY S. NOYES Editor. ?THE EVE\KG STAR has a regular and permanent Family Circulation much more than the combined cir culation of the other Washington dniiien. At a New* and Advertising: Medium It has no competitor. >? 5^"ln order to avoid delays on ac count of personal absence, letters to 'THE STAR should not be addressed to any Individual connected vrlth the office, but simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Depart ments, according to tenor or purpose. Reciprocity With Cuba Wins. The show of hands last night was against the beet sugar combination. The result was no surprise. A superabundance of procla mation had marked the course of the ene mies of Cuban reciprocity for several days. Their conferences had been too frequent. The reports of them had been too full. Flaying to the galleries had been too evi dent Men who have their fight won and are certain of themselves proceed in no such way. They await their triumphs with c. mposure. They let the other fellow walk. There was the suggestion of weakness therefore in the feverish activity of the b, et sugar champions. They continued to do the walking. Cuban reciprocity wins, and both the country and the republican party are to be congratulated. H was wise on the part of the victors to aUow further time for the working out of d?tails. The party In power will be respon sible for whatever measure is adopted, and tl erefore should, if possible, present a solid front when the vote is called in the open House. If that is not possible, then as large a vote as may be musterable. un der a banner which "William McKinlej raised, and which Theodore Roosevelt seized when McKinley fell. A week or so now may well be allowed for consultation and the salving of wounds. At the beginning of this controversy the Louisiana democrats were much In evi dence. They were greatly disturbed for fear the republicans would make a mistake, and they came forward to save the day. ju obedience perhaps to a gentle and dis creet warning they fell back, however, and left the republicans to war among them selves. But the turn of the tide in favor of Cuba has aroused them again, and there is a recrudescence of their solicitude. Themas Qiieraders. with their protection dominoes, are again among the leading figures in the dance. The following is taken from the press report of yesterday's debate in the He use: "Mr. Meyer of Louisiana, the last speak er of the* day, gave a detailed statement of his reasons for opposing Cuban recl procltv. He said it is by no means cer tain that Cuba, whether as an independ ent state or under a quasi-protectorate or as a state of the Union, or a colony of the Porto Rican type, may not be a greater Cause of anxiety to the Vnited States than she was a dominion or colony of Spain. "The question of reciprocity, he said, con cerned the wheat grower of the upper Mississippi valley; the manufacturer of New England, Pennsylvania and Ohio; the stock farmer of Kentucky, and all our varied industries. There is. he said, no considerable number of the American peo ple who desire tariff agitation and contro^ Vtrsv The farmers and planters dread any "unfriendly legislation by treaty. Con gress or otherwise. They care nothing about the success of the Cuban boom if they are to pay the piper. The business in terests of the country deprecate agitation and change." And yet, as everybody knows, Louisiana Will send six democratic members to the next House, who in case that party should control that body will vote to put a cham pion of a low tariff in the Speaker's chair, end in 1!>04 the state will give her electoral vctes to a low tariff candidate for Presi dent. Great is guff, and, in this matter, Louisiana is its prophet for profit'. ^ s ? John P. Altgeld. The death of John P. Altgeld revives memories of bitter controversies in which ))? engaged. He was a man of intense Views, fearless In his advocacy or defense Of theories and actions, bold In his moves to the point of bravado and seemingly sin cere in his motives. He stood for a senti ment which, while prevalent among a cer tain class of radicals In the middle west, ?was too dangerously near the doctrines of anarchism to be acceptable to the mass of the sober-minded people. Altgeld precipi tated violent controversies which threat ened the stability of the commonwealth. Set himself in opposition to the majority of the people in pardoning the convicted an archists and compelled a radical employ ment of the powers of the national govern ment in a serious emergency. He had irr.ny admirers and a following which gradually diminished as he dropped out of the public view in obedience to the dic tates of the majority. His sudden death v as dramatic and startling and resulted from a stroke which fell at the close of a Charaetv ristlc speech along lines made fa miliar to those who have studied the man's motives and theories. ? ? A lady member of the Astor family Is credited with the statement that in order to b- a gentleman it is necessary to have 0 college education. This Is a discouraging estimate, for a great many men who are deservedly distinguished did not go through college; and a number of men got through college without being conspicuous ly educated. ?Preparations are under way at Rochester to celebrate appropriately the approaching Eighty-second anniversary of Susan B. AnthonyTs birth. Miss Anthony has never been unwilling to testify frankly to her years, and she seems to have gained stead ily in the esteem of people as those years have Increased. Senator Tillman and Senator McLaurin jnlght be made the nucleus for a commit tee on olive branches. ? ? A Supreme Court Building. A bill for the purchase of the site corre sponding in part on the northern side of East Capitol street to that occupied by the Library of Congress, for the erection of a new building for the United States Supreme Court Is the second definite proposition in the building line which has been broached In the Senate in accordance with the out lines of the park commission's plan. It fol lows. too, the general expectation of the public for years that this ground was to be thus utilized In time by the government. The other bill of this class proposes a new home for the executive offices and the De partments of State and Justice on the Square north of the War Department build ing. The passage of both of these measures At this present session of Congress would SfTord a satisfactory guarantee that the government proposes to proceed practically With the work of bringing Washington up to the national standard which the park commission has set for It. The Supreme Court of the United States has long since far outgrown its quarters. It In fact, never had a home of its own, unassocl&ted with another body. In the old days, when the seat of government was brought to Washington It occupied the base ment rooms in the Capitol, Immediately be neath its present quarters, which are now occupied by the Law Library. The Capitol was thee crowded with the legislative bodies, and the court was compelled to take any corner left unoccupied. When the wings were finished and the houses meved northward and southward Into their grwot places, the Supreme Court moved upstairs Into what than seemed to be ade quate accommodation#. The co?rt itself haa not grown in numbers since then, but its importance and especially its business have greatly increased, until in terms of modern accommodation and dignity its home is utterly inadequate. The present proposition will give to this court a home distinctly individual. It will have a court room which will permit an ap propriately large Assemblage of spectators as well as those officially and professionally in attendance. In addition there should be in such a building consultation rooms and robing rooms for the justices, a separate suite of offices for each Justice and ample accommodations for the officers of their court, with their staffs and flies. The L?aw Ubrary itself calls for a larger allotment of space than is possible in the present suite in the Capitol. It is easily to be seen that a dignified, adequate provision of space for all the legitimate needs of tne court will aggregate into a considerable establish ment, which the great dignity and import ance of the court demand with as little de lay as possible. The location of the proposed building, in the immediate vicinity of the Capitol, is desired for many reasons, apart from the requirements of the grand scheme of the park commission to surround the Capitol park with a series of public structures. The peraonal convenience of senators and rep resentatives who practice before that court has always been materially conserved by the fact that the court was under the same roof with the houses. For some years this factor tended with others to prevent the successful development of the plan for a separate building. But it seems now agreed by all that the time has passed for such a close partnership of the legislative and highest judicial branches of the govern ment, and a separation is demanded in the practical interests of both. More room is needed in the Capitol for the use of the houses, and, as shown, much more room is absolutely required by the court. m ? ? A Chance for the Arbitrators. The first good chance for the arbitration committee of the National Civic Federa tion. headed by Senator Hanna, to inter vene for peace In a great labor disturbance aris.es in connection with the strike of the teamsters of Boston, which is rapidly as suming large proportions. Mayor Collins, according to report, has wired Senator Hanna asking for the good offices of the body which he heads, while the state board of arbitration is maneuvering fruitlessly around the edges of the questions involved. This strike contains the possibilities of serious disorder and far-reaching results. The complete stoppage of the transporta tion of freight of all kinds may affect thfe food supply of Boston within a few days. The largest business interests of the whole eastern portion of New England are cer tain to be affected disastrously by even a week of suspension. The case calls for prompt and radical treatment. The issues of the strike are remote, the breach being immediately caused by the refusal of certain teamsters to work in connection with non-union men. There have been grievances between the employ ers and the men pending for several weeks, without settlement, even though the state board sought a way out of the trouble. This showing would seem to demonstrate the failure of the ordinary methods of ar bitration. Moral suasion apparently will not cause either side to yield while there is a chance of a resort to the ultimate weapons of a lockout or a strike. Both sices continue to bluff until one of them weakens or breaks out in radical action. Then the community pays, as The Star sug gested yesterday in connection with the Norfolk street car strike. To be effective arbitration should be com pulsory, on large as well as small issues, and the rulings of the body designated by the law to consider such matters should be binding, enforcible by the courts and the constabulary powers of government. ^Jhis is one of the first purposes of social organization. The people build navies and maintain armies to defend them against pcrsible attack by foreign foes, and, re lying* upon those safeguards, are punc tilious in demanding that entire respect be paid to them as a nation. At the same time they leave open a door through which domestio troubles of a far more serious kind may at any time enter. The marvel of the situation is that so many object les sens of the absolute need of a reliable barrier between the community and the evils of industrial disturbance have been parsed unheeded. Fugitives From Justice. It Is to be hoped that a way can be found to secure the extraditffin of the men who have just fled from this country to Canada to avoid trial for their complicity in the frauds committed against the government by Capt. Carter, the engineer officer now serving a term in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. The conviction of Capt. Carter was only one of the moves in the case which strict justice demanded. His accomplices in the frauds remairoed then at large, although it was suspected that the inspiration and temptation for his offenses were due to them. The government has been fought stoutly at every stage of the case and It has brought the prosecution to the point of trial with great difficulty. It would be a travesty upon the state of the International law if these men, formally accused of a serious crime against the gov ernment and the public morals, can man age to evade trial by merely crossing the birder. Their offense is not political, such as would protect them from the govern ment's pursuit ? # > ? ' The Boers are accused of wearing Eng lish uniforms when making an attack. Having availed themselves of English food and ammunition on every possible occa sion. they see no reason for drawing the line at clothes. ? Every Chinese official is deeply Indignant when some other official is accused of get ting money illegitimately. Chinese poli ticians are very much like those of other countries. . m 9 ? There are times when thoughtful Cana dians, in contemplating England's possible belligerent complications, wish they had been annexed to the United States years ago. ? 9 W i m The sultan is in doubt whether he ought to lie low in this brigandage case or start after the Bulgarians and try to get some of the money away from them. . < i ? ? By keeping a scrap book of the pictures printed In this country Prince Henry can take home a very nice family album. - ? ? Mr, Bryan is Inclined to^ suspect that so far as political recognition is. concerned the pen is not mightier than the voice. Suppress the Curb-Stone Idlers. ( The police order to enforce the regulation prohibiting loitering on the streets will re* celve the hearty commendation of prac tically the entire community. The prac tice of idlers standing in front of places of public resort is annoying to all others, irre spective of sex. Women of refinement are at times subjected to .an Insolent ogling while passing in or out of theaters, con cert halls, stores, and even churches. The passageway is sometimes blocked by the curbstone crew until ingress and egress to. such places is difficult. On certain im portant thoroughfares this practice is car rled to an extreme during the busiest of the shopping hours, often interfering with the transaction of business, it is distinctly contrary to the law and a violation of the rules of good conduct. It Should hot be necessary to actually apply the law Ia Ha full measure suddenly la order to work a' wholesome reform. A few admonitions ought to sufltoe. But If kindly suggestion does not clear the walks and curbs of tlie offenders the police must be relied upon to. give strict heed to the new order and carry flagrant cases Into court. ^ a ? Mr. Jones of Toledo haa been silent so long that he Is liable to be subjected to the humiliation of Having somebody ask who he Is. ? ? ? Naturally France feels a little piqued at finding it necessary to put the Panama canal back on the bargain counter. Germany Is now sympathising with Eng land In connection with the Boer war. Sym pathy Is sometimes very irritating. ? ? i Prince Henry will now go home and get a night's sleep and some plain cooking. SHOOTING STABS. Very Difficult. "Don't you sometimes find it difficult to be abA>lutely conscientious in your art?" "Yes," answered the emotional actress. "If I were to do one-half the things the press agent credits me with doing, I would not have time for eating or sleeping." Important Considerations. Concerning modern literature. It has been sadly hinted That less depends on what is writ Than how its bound and printed. "Who is the responsible man in this firm?" asked the brusque visitor. "1 don't know who the responsible party is," answered the sad, cynical office boy. "But I am the one who is always to blame.'* Misanthropic Analysis. "I am against the aristocrats!" exclaimed the man with longish hair and irascible de meanor. "Oh, there are some aristocrats who are very nice fellows. They are as a rule not nearly so haughty and over-bearing as some of the people who are occasionally permitted to associate with them." The Little Things. "Bligglns says he believes that success depends on paying attention to the little things.** "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "I have noticed that he attaches a great deal of attention to his own opinions." No Gentleman. The poet Is a ruthless churl? He singeth to his lady love About her eyebrow and her curl; Likewise her eyes, like stars above. And as his passion she divines. She readeth in a tender tone, And thlnketh that those gallant lines Were wrought for her and her alone, And that some jingling, weary-wit ('Tis sacrilege, so do not laugh), Taketh that "pome" and stileth it For seven dollars and a half. Congress the Sinner. From the Boston Transcript. The quality of Washington's water sup ply is an ever fertile theme with the cari caturists of the capital. They scarcely ex aggerate when they depict a rope of mud issuing from faucets and tangling up the occupant of a bathtub, or represent "cut ting off the water supply" as an operation performed with a knife. Washington's water varies in color from pea soup to consomme. It is not fit to drink, and it soils rather than cleanses. Congress has been wrestling with the problem for years, and at its last session got so far as to appropriate money for a slow sand filtration plant. The land required has been purchased, but the appropriation for the equipment is still to be made, and with the best speed possi ble it may be years before Washington has as good water as that habitually supplied to the people of Boston. Washington pa pers say that the matter is one of national interest, and that the country should come to the rescue of the capital. Congress is indeed the sinner. The people of the District must wall upon its slow mo tions. Unlike citizens of other American cities, they cannot take the settlement of the matter into their own hands. They are governed by about 450 legislators, not one of whom they choose, and they have to beg, entreat and persuade to obtain so simple a boon as clear water. In its present condi tion the Washington water might cause the millions of men who expect to be President of the United States to prefer steady jobs in grocery stores in communities whose water supplies are neither offensive to the eye nor to the palate. ? ? ? Look to the Trees. From the Philadelphia North American. The city forester warns, the publlo of danger threatened by parasites and urges I the citizens of Philadelphia to take meas ures to avert the destruction of shade trees. He says: "The public should appreciate the worth of a small amount of work done at the proper time in regard to this matter. A little labor now will effectually destroy the pests." The warning and the appeal will be un heeded this year as in years past, and the l*sts will increase and go on %'ith their work of destruction and Irretrievable dam age to the city. Here and there a citizen in whom public spirit is not dead may try to save the trees in front of his own place, but hiu lethargic neighbors will not co-operate, and his unaided efforts will be unproductive of appreciable benefit. Menelik, Approach! From the Chicago Uecord-Horald. King Menelik of Abyssinia wants to visit the St. Louis exposition. Come on, king. We're getting so used to entertain ing royalty that we'll know how to give you the time of your life. Nine-Cent Cotton. From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Nine-cent cotton, with payment in gold, is a far better bargain for the south than the arrangement it voted for in 18U6 and 1900. Oklahoma's Confidence. From the Oklahoma State Capital. That territory of Jefferson bill is being pushed on behalf of the Indian territory people. It will all be Oklahoma some day, though. ? s ? Growth of Bepublican Ideas. From the Indianapolis Journal. After all, what does the courting of American favor by European powers mean but a recognition of the silent, steady and Irresistible growth of republican Ideas? - - ? ? ? Boers Still Fighting. From the Hartford Post. This talk about the ending of the war In South Africa doesn't emanate from Boer sources. m ? Gunboat Needed. From the Boston Herald. Of course, Turkey denies all responsibil ity for the kidnaping of the missionary. That Is the Turk's way. It takes a gun boat to bring Turkey up to the scratch. Delay. From the Chicago Tribune. There Is too much of this manana busi ness in starting the Cuban reciprocity pro cession. , A Question of Range. From the St. Louis Star.' The Washington Star says: "As a trouble maker, both at long and short range, Spain still holds the record " So long as It is confined to short range the world can stand it. < i ? f * j A Coincidence. Frm the Milwaukee Sentinel. The decree of the Dowager Efcnpress of China which does away with the fashion of little feet Is Indeed significant, coming a? it does Immediately after the'announce ment that President Harper has sent an emissary to the orient to advertise the ad vantages of the University of Chicago. 'Best Goods at Lowest Prices." e?__ JUST'.RECEIVED A Nfew Shipment of "Crystal FdiMtain" FILLERS. 'HE demand for these : filter^ has been so great 'that / for a while, we feared we would be un able to supply it. Fortunately we have just received a large shipment from the factory which again places us in a posi tion to fill all orders promptly. We have sold the "CRYS TAL FOUNTAIN'' FILTER for years?know precisely what it will accomplish?know that it DOES render the MUD DIEST water palatable and clear as crystal, and removes all germs that are inimical to health. That's why we guar antee it. E?/TK "Crystal Fountain" Filter filters sufficient water for ^ drinking and cooking for a family of SIX?and filters MORE water than any other filter at Its price. Larger sizes $9 and $12 Stone Filters $3 up Diulm & Martin Co? Successors to M. W. Beveridge, Pottery, Porcelain, China, Glass, Silver, Ac., 12115 FSt.& 12114 G St. u t Chicken Wire ? ? to keep chickens to or fl ? ? ? ? keep chickens out...-. ^ Ws JT U* ? ? Joslah R. Bailey,820 Ttb '*? THE BAILEY fl SAW-WARRANTED. mh!2-10d S :?? ! z r 1 Becker's Semi-Annual Try ok Sale Interests All Who Travel. 1 > $ ft ?Yon can boy aaf kind of trunk yon may ?>. > need at a generous saving daring this s&le. If- Quite the greatest assortment of trnnks In Ar (fr the city?and by far the greatest bargains. 5 , Was. Now. $ $ 84-lnch Drrt* Trni$Jr *475 *4-26 -At f 36-lnch Dress Trunk 6.50 6.00 & 2 88-inch Dress TruS... T.00 6 25 J fP 40-lnch I>re*s Trunk......... 11.00 9.85 42-incb Skirt Trunk 15.00 13.25 & ?. Steamer Trunk. 5.25 4.50 flC Steamer Trunk 8.00 7.20 *. u: Other Steamer Trtrjks from $2.25 up. ?V" No charge for Stn.ps or Lettering. $Becker's, | ilt" mhl2-35d , ; *t. "The Cranston Styte of Tailoring." Spring Suit To-order ? ? ?and yon get the pick of fabrics that can't ? ? be duplicated anywherrf under ?18. Faultless ? ? fit guaranteed. Cranston <& Son, qiofsL mhl2-14d Wash, B. Williams, Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Etc., 7th and D N, W. . Special Sale of Brussels Carpets. For this week, to clean up the stock, we are selling Tapestry Brus sels Carpets in any quantities at ab surdly low prices. There are in all about 50 rolls of Room Carpets, with tJie Hall and Stair Carpets to match, and these prices must move them: 0()c. Tapestry Brussels Carpets, the ? best quality. Nice assortment. Per 75c. Tapestry Brussels Carets? E? /T\\sv first-class goods?per yard S*>U'(L'o Another lot of Tapi-stry Brussels a o Oirpets. Choice of haudsome designs. /](. ,f?) if Per yard - JTQJ'^o t Waslfo.B. Williams, . 7th and D N. W. It vnni:uiuuiuiu>'i\|[n!iimiiimiiiimimiiitui:iuHiiiiiuiiiiiu?ii!in!MimiHHmiutiimniiii!Miuiiuwiuiiiuiiiiul i? Smokeless Yon get the greatest satisfaction and conform strictly to the law If you use Webster's Smokeless Coal?no need of a smoke consumer. Try It. . Wm. J. Zeh, Ki'S?.VV I ???? 9 1312 wth tt a w S mhl2-20d ?cuiiiiini)>uiut>it?nui??nontm?ntiUuuimmii;iw.itutmiiiuiin?inHnwiwwniminii,Bwimi' A Wine Bargain. -y: it" s^OrOHT from a naval officer?100 bottles of rure old 8aceone Port in Wto#*-the connoisseurs' favorite standard of comparison for all 5'othe^ Ports. Never sold under __ Win sell for $1.50 hot. ? ? Yosemite Rye WUirtey (10 years old). $1.25 qt. TO-KildON^co. 'Phone 888. mhl2-2fld ? ? <au-~ 40c. a fBtl fluart?best grades only. Qeo. E. fprljett, mhU-lOd , IF TROOBI.KD WITH Com tips tioe, todlgesthMi or Hrer trouble, Drop postal to E-Z CHEMICAL CO., Washington. D. C.t And get s sample bottle E-Z Tablets FREE. mh6-tf.fr BURCHELL'S "SPRING LEAF" TEA. Grown on same plants that pro duce higher cost, stronger teas, is unsurpassed for fine dedicate flavor. 60c. lb. Will be ioc. less when war tax is off. N. W. BURCHELL, 1325 F ST. Woodward & Lothrop, New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. ' Easter Cards, Booklets, Novelties?First Floor} ?Isplaylmig, for the French Opera, Thursday and Following Days of the Week, Paris Novelties in Hair Ornaments; Velvet and Silk Flowers and Foil* ?% age for Dress Garniture; Paris Elegancies for the Neck In a profusion of exquisite conceits; Glace and Suede Gloves and SiSk Lace Top Gloves; Hand kerchiefs of Real Lace and Fine Linen; Slippers in black and colors; Hand painted and Spangled Gauze Fans; Roman Pearl Fan Chains; Roman Pearl Necklaces; Pearl and Enamel Opera Glasses, etc. Many Exclusive Novelties not to be seen elsewhere. March China Sale Our Annual March China Sale begins tomorrow, Thursday, at which time we shall offer unusual values in dainty China and choice Crockery. The goods constituting this sale consist of the various items from bur own regular stock, which, in order to close out before the warm weather, we offer at decided reductions from former prices. In cluded also are special items from leading makers which we have been able to purchase at a reduction for this sale. The opportunity thus afforded is unusual and is of interest to pro prietors of hotels and boarding houses and housekeepers generally. We quote a few of the many excellent values and invite an inspec tion. HaviJand China Dinner Sets Reduced. We offer a lot of Decorated Haviland China Dinner Sets in three pretty patterns and in ioo-piece combination, at the special price to close, $20.00 Per Set. From $25.00. 'Also a lot of Decorated Limoges China Dinner Sets in ioo-piece as sortment, including soup tureen, soup plates, etc., and in two choice decorations, to close, at $18.95 Per Set. From tiand=Finished Dining Room PEacques, We offer six dozen Hand-finished Limoges China Dining Room Placques, in assorted game designs, and in the popular ten-inch size, with holes in back which make them easily hung up, to close, at 50c. Each. These Were 75c. Umbrella Jars. We offer twenty-one Odd Um brella Jars, in assorted tints and col orings, to close, at $L95 Each. Were $2.25 and $3. =Gatlon Pitchers. We offer thirty dozen Half-gallon Water Pitchers, in assorted styles and decorations, both in decorated stoneware and in gold trimmed and stippled effects. 25c. Each. A Special Value. Toilet Sets. We offer ten odd tinted Toilet Sets, in pink, light blue and yellow colorings, to close, at $5.00 per Set. These Were $5.95. China Cuspidors. We offer ten dozen choicely tinted and decorated Real China Cuspidors, in assorted shapes and colorings, to close, at 50c. Each. Some Were Also one lot of Dark Blue and Gold Cuspidors, to close, at 25c. Each, These Were 35c. Hand? Decorated Jardinieres and Pedestals. We offer one lot of choice quality Louwelsa Ware Pattern Jardinieres and Pedestals, in very rich effects, to close, at $3o50 per Set. These Were $6.50. Also one lot of Tinted Jardinieres and Pedestals to mat,ch, in very pretty effects, to close, at $2.75 per Set. These Were $3.50. Fifth floor. Large China Coffee Cups and Saucers. We offer ten dozen Decorated German China Coffee Cups and Saucers, to close, at 25c. Each. These Were 35c. Fancy Sugar and Cream Sets. We offer about six dozen Fancy Sugar and Cream Sets, in pat terns which we are to discontinue. We quote a few items and invite an inspection. 50c. Set. Were 75c. 50c. Set. Were $1.00 .Set. Were$1.25 Set. Were $2.00 Traveling Goods Department. The attention of those going south or contemplating a trip abroad is di rected to our new stock of Trunks, Bags and Other Equipments For tourists, which is complete to the minutest detail. All Trunks, both in regular and extra sizes, are made especially for us, of the best materials and in the best possible manner. Prices are the lowest for first quality goods. Our Special Skirt Trunk la very convenient fnil easy to pack; made of thoroughly eeaaoued bin wood, covered with heavy canvas; tuit malleable iron alat and corner clamps; four twelve-loch bulges that extend over tlie top; double dowel bolU on either end and In front; heavy box and valance PI am ltd* \V? r? fP.. i i. . . _ . _ ... . - - ?- ? j wa __ clamps; No. 6 Taylor bolts; one top trujr with coxa partments for carrying waists and htU; three lower.skirt trays, with tapes to hold same In plaoe; i ~ . . V UWIU MUM IU pi cloth-lined throughout; thoroughly riveted?au cellent value. 40-inch. Each, $14.00. 42-inch. Each, $15.00. 44-inchr Each, $16.00. Our No. 01 Trunk, made of seasoned basswool and covered with canvas; four heavy slats across top; two sluts that extend all around: heavy mal leable Iron corner clamps; No. 4 Taylor bolts: Excelsior lock; full sheet-Iron bottom, protected by three heavy slats; rollers set back; three center bauds Closely nulled; cloth-lined throughout. 28-inch. Each, $6.00. 30-inch. Each, $6.35. 32-inch. Each, $6.75. 34-inch. Each, $7.25. 36-inch. Each, $7.75. Genuine Cowhide Oxford Hag*, leather lined; high cut; pocket on inside; steel frame riveted on; beat brass mountings; good lock and handles-a atyiUtfc bag at a reasonable price. 12-inch. Each, $4.00. 13-inch. Each, $4.25. 14-inch. Each, $4.60. 15-inch. Each, $4.75. 16-inch. Each, $5.25. Genuine Alligator Bags; grvnl lock and catcTiMf nickel mountings; strong huudle; iusi.lv; pocket? a good value. 12-inch. Each, $2.25. 13-inch. Each, $2.50. 14-inch. Each, $2.75. 15-inch. Each, $3.00. 16-inch. Each, $3.40. Canvas Holdalls; hound with leather; two heavy leather straits; inside pocket; handle riveted a very convenient traveling article. 20-inch. Each, $1.50. 22-inch. Each, $1.75. 24-inch. Each, $2.00. 26-inch. Each, $2.25. 28-inch. Each, $2.50. Fourth floor. " New Pictures At Special Prices. Purchased under, price and offered accordingly. Nice for Easter gifts. Large Etellings, matted, and In broad gilt frames with ornamented corners-a variety of landscape anil other scenes. $1.95. Regular price, $3.00. Holland Poster Pictures, outirely new, In col ors, broad wood frame.*, with ornamented corners. $1.00. Regular price, $1.50. "Game" Pictures, in broad oak frame*, suitable for dining room a variety of subjects. 87c. Regular price, $1.50. Fourth tloor. English Barefoot Sandals For women, children and babies, are the latest fad, and withal "a most sensible one: For morning wear about the house or lawn. The feet are practically bare, save for a substantial sole, light, soft straps for the ankle and a protector for the great toe. We show these Sandals in all sizes and styles. Shoe Dept.?Third floor. April Designer, Patterns and Pattern Sheets Ready. First Floor?11th Street* Guaranteed Sewing Machines, $10.50 to $40.00. Second Floor. SedlavidMal Furniture. Several unusually interesting val ues in Window Seats, Morris Chairs, Chiffoniers and Bamboo Chairs and Book Racks. Solid Oak Window Seats or Stools, strongly made, nicely upholstered in ligured velours; al.no very handy for use for foot rest with Morris chairs, or as seats for desks, dressing tallies, etc. $1.25 each. A special lot of Golden Oak Morris Chairs, with spring seat, broad arms, shaped back, brass rod and four adjustments, titled with hair-tilled cush* Ions, covered with figured vclour. $8.45 each. Regular price, $10.00. Strong and durable Bamboo Book Racka. 20 inches wide, 39 inches high, with four highly pol ished hardwood shelves, it inches deep. $1.25 each. Regular price, $1.75. Neat Bamboo Comer Chairs, strongly made, nicely finished, well braced, mat ting-covered seat ?a s|KH-ial value. $1.00 each. Regular price, $1.75. Solid Oak Chiffoniers, with solid poeta, five large drawer*, ornamental back pie*-e and highly pol iahed. $5.00 each. Fourth floor. More New Go-Carts. Recent arrivals give us by far the most extensive and complete line of Go-Carts we have ever shown. All the new improvements are represent ed; the designs are neat and attrac tive; and the values are very much better than ever before. Our line of Roll-body Carts?which, by the way, is the most durable body made?'-is especially interesting. Prices range from $5.00 to $25.00. In connection with our Go-carts we show a very complete -.ne of FuU-roU-body Sat tea Ha by Car riages. with green enameled running ?ear, patent brake, rubber-eta wheels, removable eorduroy cush ions and white satin parasol. Prices range from $11.00 to $17.00. Fourth floor. Woodward &. Lothrop.