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A LADIES' CONFERENCE
WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH TO EXPECT. Must Entertain Officers and Delegates of W. R. C.?Survivors' Asso ciation Formed. Mrs. Emma Hawkes. chairman of the committee of the ladies of the G. A. R for the national encampment, had a conference with Mrs. Ellon Spencer Mussey yesterday regarding the aid that might be expected by the committee in the way of money and other favors from the G. A. K. funds. There has been a general expression of disapprov al of the apparently meager suin that the general committee has Riven Mrs. Mussey to apportion to the six women's organiza tions It la stated to be less than fJW for each i? given out equally. About $,*>0 of this sum. however, is to go to the array nurses' convention. These "war women are to be cared for entirely at the expense of Mrs. Mussey's committee, and $.">00 is all , that is left for four other organizations. I Out of this sum is to come hall rent, car- | riage hire and a hundred little Incidentals, j "Mrs. Mussey ? xplained all this to me." j said Mrs. Hawkes. "and told me that the general committee was doing its very best , by all of us, and I believe that is true. : There ought to be more patriotic response j to the call for funds for the general com- j mittee. In my opinion." she said, "but that will nor help us out. so we will just hustle, and 1 know all will come out right in the end We all have the greatest confidence In Mrs. Mussey, and we believe that the problems confronting her will be worked out as she faces them. "Our meeting yesterday was for the pur pose of considering plans for raising funds to entertain the officers and delegates to our national convention. AVe will have ir>0 ladies to entertain at luncheon for two days. We have decided to give a lawn party, an excursion party, a strawberry festival, and other little functions of that character. We will begin with an excur sion down the river early in June. "The ladies of my committee raised among themselves yesterday morning about $2T> While we Ret our proportion of the funds voted the women's organizations by the citizens' committee, it is far from sufficient, and the city has been so thor oughly canvassed for money recently there Is nothing left to us but the excursions and lawn parties. Many of the members of the Ladies of the G. A. R. have agreed to con tribute personally 50 cents a month from now to October 1. so by one means .and an other I am quite sure we will be able to entertain our guests In good style. Our rational president. Mrs. Emma Wall, will visit Washington again the 1st of June, at.d w wish to have our plans completed and re.'.dy for her approval at that ti.f? Favor General Reception. "The Ladles of the G. A. R. are a!l in favor of the general reception to the Grand Army of the Republic. We would like to have this reception under the dome of the Capitol. It could be made a magnificent affair, with all the present and past nation al officers of all the women's organizations who are in the city in the receiving line, headed by Mrs Grant. Mrs. Logan. Mrs. Miles, Mrs. Corbln. Mrs. Mussey and o;her women of national fame. I think It would be the most splendid lesson in patriotism that was ever presented to the public by means of a social function. I understand the Grand Army veterans are quite gener ally in favor of this reception, and I know that our national president. Mrs. Wall, is d< dedly favorable to the proposition." This sentiment for one big general recep tion s^ems to be gaining ground, and the Id. i of holding it in the rotunda of the Capitol is very fascinating to all. There has been a good deal of quiet canvassing among numbers of Congress at the Capi tol. it is said, and so far the ladies of the committee report absolutely no objection. Mrs. Ellen Spend r Mussey will establish her headquarters in the New York avenue building and push encampment matters as ioon as she returns from the east, whither she goes June 1 Survivors' Association Formed. A permanent organization was effected last night by the local survivors of the Army of the Tennessee. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the G. A. R. ene impment cointr.ittee, and was largely attended. The officers chosen were: Col. F. 1>. Stephenson, president; A. R. Chat tield. F .M. Taylor. George C. Ross and Abr iham Myers, vice presidents: B. W. Bonev. recording secrtary; Frederick Hope, corres|>onding secretary. An executive committee was selected as follows: H. L. I>ean. loth Corps; Gen. P T. Klrby. 15th Corps: W. S. Helden, lUth Corps; H. W. Rreisford. 17th Coriw. It was voted the organization should hereafter meet every month ind should aid the local committees on the r.?C encampment to Its fullest capa bility. First Corps Plans. Ail veterans of the artillery or infantry who served with the 1st Corps of the Array of the Potomac are requested to meet at the red parlor of the Ebbltt House. Satur day. May 10. at 4 .T0 p.m.. to consider ways and means for the entertainment "f the corps comrades during the G. A. R. en campment next October. For the Encampment. The Senate today passed a resolution authorizing the Commissioners to issue to steam railroad companies in the District Permits to temporarily occupy additional parts of streets for the purpose of accom modating the traveling public attending the encampment of the Grar.d Army of the Re public in October, 1902. Such temporary occupation shall not exceed the period tif fifteen days, and shall be subject to conil- j Hons prescribed by the Commissioners. MYTHS OF HAWAII. Cannibalism Not a Habit of the Is land Aborigines. From th?- Honolulu Adtertl^r. Nothing seems to be more firmly fixed In foreign opnion about the native people of Hawaii than the idea that they onco wero cannlba s and that, at the time of Captain Cook's visit, they numbered 400, un> souls. A recent issue of the Anglican I'hurch Chroncile quotes the Rev. Dr. Geo. W Vandi-water as saying that a congre gation of r>,000 native Hawaiians showed what had been done by the church with people who. "but fifty years ago were eat ers of human flesh." It was a most amaz ing statement to come from any pulpit, but it fairly represents the average, unin telligent opinion of the masses. To such critics all Islands between Cancer and Capricorn were once Inhabited by canni bals. though scientists declare that very many of them indeed, including particular ly the Hawaiian group, had no man-eat ing savages. The native traditions here, sa far as can be traced, are quite accurate. For example, their mele which tells of the ar rival on the beach some three hundred years ago of two white strangers who. when they got ashore, knelt and told their beads, corresponds almost precisely as to date with the Spanish narrative of the loss of ships by a kona storm from a fleel of galleons, passing south of here, while trading between Acapulco and Manila. As to the Cook tradition, as it exists in the Kona district, where the British navigator wis killed and where the natives are more nearly in their primitive state than else where. it discards the cannibal theory by means of a simple explanation. According to the account, "after the death of Captain Cook, who, during most of liis intercourse with the natives had fceon regarded by them as a god, it was decided by the natives to make an offer ing o? his body to the gods. The viscera were taken out and placed In a calabash to be offered to one of the powerful gods of the sea of the Hawaiian theogony, the viscera being considered a higher and bet ter offering than any other part of the bodv The remainder of the body was to be offered to a less "powerful god. While the viscera was in the calabash It was found by some children, who mistaking It for the viscera of a pig. which was con sidered a great delicacy, built a fire, cook ed and ate It or part of it. The remainder of the body, as all accounts substantially agree, was afterward returned to Cook's Successor in command of the veasel." ? bit of circumstantial evidence lies In Your purchases will be charged at actual cash prices; payments weekly or monthly. -HECHTf! GREATER STOR ; gH-f ' V A w The Hccht Stores will be open for your shop ping convenience until 9 p.m. Saturday. The Hecht Service is Satisfactory Service. HE best offerings of preceding weeks will easily stand second to th? great store attractions arranged for tomorrow. What merited chief place last week must step aside for the better achievements of the present. Tomorrow brings to the front a host of most extraortjjnat^ specials which have come to us through the vigilance and energy of our great buying corps?specials which hold out to our great public chances for saving which strengthen the prediction that a Saturday record will be made greater and better than any gone before. With such wholtv extraordinary inducements for vour coming how could it be otherwise? Let the following offerings stand for the manner in which the Hecht Stores can serve you?and always keep in mind the fact that whether your purchases are made for cash or are "charged" you will at all time, receive the same courteous and intelligent attention as is accorded you by the best and most modern store in the land. T for Women's Suits which have always sold at $14.98! You'll not ha', e another opportunity to choose from these very superior and high-grade suits at anything like tomorrow's price. is the price you'll find them marked, and at which they've always sold?when we say $5.98 you'll readily see that we pocket a substantial loss. An overstock exists?clearance is im perative. The suits are in fine quality Cheviot Serge, in several new and handsome styles, black, blue and brown; made in the Eton, double-breasted, tight-fitting and blouse effects. Not a hint of cheapness in any way?skirts made full width; jackets all silk lined. $14.98 never bought a better suit. will sell at $7.50, to go for = - = = A most charming display of the new Shirt Waist Suits in many fabrics?dimities, plain white India linen, natural linen, mer cerized linen. &-c.; trimmings include many tasteful effects in stitched white braid,tucks, hemstitching, &c. These are the suits which will be immensely in demand within a few weeks, and $7.50 will be the ruling price, for . such handsome and stylish costumes were never before sold under that price. For the sea son's beginning the price will be The Second Invoice of Those To go at = = = = = = = = = = = = The second installment of the purchase of those elegant .Silk Waists was placed on sale this morning. And a handsomer, more elegantly high-grade and stylish display of Silk Waists has rarely, if ever, been made in Washington. They are in finest plain and fancy corded taffetas and peau tie soie silks?smartest Gibson styles, clusters of tucks, elaborate hemstitching, etc. Black, white, pink, turquoise, cerise, sage, salmon, red, green, mode, pearl, maize, marine, reseda. Beautiful waists in white silk, profusely hemstitched and very handsome. Newest turn-over callars and at tached bow effects. Every Waist was made to selll at $7 audi $8, but the most fortunate Sifik Waist purchase we've ever made enables ms to close them out at = = = = = = TaSlor=Made Skirt; At Most Attractive Redi meteorss. Gray Walking Skirts, ex cellently wade, trimmed with deep flounc* and 8 rows stitching; $2.40 is the value Stylish Walking Skirt in gray. made with deep eircu lar flounce; $3.DM Is the reg ular price $1.29 $2.98 Finest Walking or Pedestrienne Skirts of mixed blue, l?rown and black; Bilk stitched cord ed flounce; $G.D& usually.. $4.98 Ladies' Fine Black Chev iot Skirts; full flare; readily sold at Special price. .98 Fine Blue Cheviot Dress Skirts. In the narrow hip. serpentine effect, beautifully trimmed with stitched taf feta silk bands In four widths, forming deep flounce /r*. O ?sell usually for $12.US? Special price c4^ U o KJ Very smart Basket Cloth Skirts, in three ?hades of gray; nicely made ^ /tkO and ^in^ every res per t; $2.98 Fine Dress Skirts, in Etaniines. Broad cloth. imported Serges, etc.; blue, black and gray: lined and unllned; trimmed most elaborately In many new and elegant styles ?silk and brilliantine band designs, silk stitched flounces and a large variety of new /L /ThO and smart effects; regularly ^p(y) Excellently well-made Puck Skirts, black and white, and blue and white polka dot effects; Just /Th/Th ^ from the hands of the maker. Introductory price.. Pique and Duck Skirts. A specially bought lot of Pique Skirts, some with em broidery inserting. full width; will sell later at $2.49 and more. Special... fine White $1.49 For a Busy Saturday in the >lhoe Dept. Balan e of the I.adles' Sam ple Oxfords; patent, Tici and russet; value from $1.50 to $2.5o a pair - choice 95c, Bpeelal line of Indies' Fine Colonial Ties, neat buckles; made for a leader at $i ? for Satur- qm/ 11 0 day ouly. Large lot of PafTs Children's Shoes, from re cent sale; val ue up to $1.25 ?choice Misses* Patent Leather and K i d Oxfords and Strap Slip pers; regular price. $1.00 ? ?j c\jj vy p for Saturday. 73c, $1.19 Children's :<0>c. Children's Strap Slipper*. Ox torus and Colonials, all styles, neat and ^ r?y dressy; allsl7.es /rT\ usually. N^J/Qj/V^o Special at Youths' and Little Boys' All leather Shoes; sold everywhere at $1-26. Sat- a jr Q urday special.. - 79c, (The Quick=Se!lmg RSbboos, 15>c. Ribbons for 7c. 25c. Ribbons for 113c. 25c. Ribbons for 14c. 35c. Ribbons for He. 30c. Ribbons for 17c. Considerable assortment of Fancy Hlbbons; fall 4 Inrbes wide; tome all wblte In this lot; newest effects: sold elsewhere at Ilk*, yard. No. 2 Satin Ribbons; Hue quality. In all th? new and popular colors; 10-yard pieces; sold at all (tores for 23c. per piece. Satin and Taffeta Ribbons; soft finish, high, shimmering luster; every color that's wanted; 4 Inches wide; sold elsewbere at 25c. yard. Black Velvet Hlbbons, lu 10-yard pieces?No. IVi. sold at 25c.; No. 1V4, sold at 28c.; No. 1%. sold at 35c.?all widths. %ffeta and Satin Ribbons; very rich and lustrous, soft finish; all the stylish colors; full 4% Inches wide; sold elsewbere at 30c. yard. Another Big Suit Sale Siiccei m It was a success from the moment the doors were opened this morning. Every moment adds to the greatness of the sale and the enthusiasm of the response. We've told you about the way we came by the suits?the direct result of the great strike of the American Woolen Mills operatives?makers' orders for cloth held up?retailers' orders countermanded on account of delay in filling ? clothing manufacturers with many thousand dollars' worth of made up stock too late for delivery. That was the state of the case when a conference of the buyers for the seven Hecht stores was called in New \ ork. Three leading and largest makers had made an offer to dispose of the stocks on hand?the price was right, but the quantity was immense. To shorten a long storv?the stocks of suits were bought, and divided up between the seven Hecht stores to be quickJy closed out at special sale. Every style and kind that's new and seasonable is included?blue serges, black thibets, fancy cassimeres, fancy cheviots?3 and 4-button single-breasted sacks, 2-button double-breasted sacks. Every man can be fitted perfectly?tall or short, thick or thin. Tlhese elegant Suits were made to sell as high as $117.50?for their rapid cllosiog out yoisr choice will cost ost Unusual Chance - t] (H)Q Buy a Fine $5 ParasoS for <5^ ^ qjOo Just 125 women will tomorrow secure the bar gain of their lives, for it can easily be said that this offering of finest Silk Parasols has never had a prece dent in Washington?or elsewhere,as far aswe know. They are a high-class sample line, every parasol abso lutely perfect and the newest of the new. The very best quality silks and every called-for color?corded and plain, figured and striped. Only 125 in the lot? the first comers will fare best, of course. Not one was made to D==Choice $2o50 and $3 Umnibrelfias?$L< 200 Fine All-silk Umbrellas, full paragon frame, steel rod, mounted with fine silver-trimmed handles. Not a store but would ask $2.50 and $3?Special for Saturday at $1.09. $3 to $5 Waist An exceptional offering of superbly high - class Waists in the very finest ma terials ; beautiful imported madras, sheerest India linon, pure Irish linen, etc.; styles in clude the smartest and most chic produc tions for the coming season?elegant lace, embroidery and hemstitched effects in elab orate and beautiful designs; black and white effects and pure white; the new low-neck and many other styles and kinds as indescribable as they are rich and elegant. These waists are identically the same qualities as sell at this and every other store for from $3 to $5. $3 to $5 $1.98 for Children's Finest White India Linen Dresses. An exceptionally favorable purchase of Chil dren's Fine White India Linen Dresses, made with yoke of fine tucks and inserting; bretelles over shoulders; very wide skirt and deep hem;. 6 to 14 years. Beautifully sheer quality India Linen. At $1.98 the sewing is scarcely more than half paid for. White Lawn Dresses, ^8c. White Dresses, made of good quality lawn; yoke, ruffle and cuffs trimmed with lace edging; 1 to 3 years. $1.98 would be a small price?Special at 98c. RefrlgeratorSo A full and complete line of Refrigeratora and Ice Chests. Aa a special for tomorrow ?a large Hardwood Pry-air Refrigerator, golden oak fin ish. with enameled water tank; worth $15 $9.98 Go=Garts. New *10 Uo-Carta reduced for (HvO tomorrow to Haudsouie $14 Go-Carts reduced 9*8 Finest $18 Go-Carts. every 1] t] <Q)&. up-to-date appliance ?P 11 11 ? '*** Clothing 'tie Boys. Sailor Blouse Suits at 98c. Roys' Fine Navy Illue Sailor RIoubo Suits, handsomely trim mod with eight rows red and white silk soutache lira id; de?.p sailor collar. They are in all sizes, 3 to ll? years. Worth and always sold for $1.98. $3 Double=breasted Suits at $11.69. A meat remarkable offer?every thread is strictly all wool. and the Suits are in the very latest and beat styles; neat sttij*** and mixture effects; linings and making are distinetively superior grade; all siz'-s from 7 t?> 10 years. Always $3.00?for quick clos iug. $l.?;y. $4 Norfolk <& Doub2e=breasted, $2.69. Style ami quality are the main points here for every Suit in unusually' fine grade. Fine black and blue cheviots, fancy mix-'d cheviots and eassiraeres; Norfolk and double-breasted styles; grays, olives and browns; best serge linings. These handsome Suits sold up to $4.00. $5 Norfolk Do u E? lie=breasted, $3.69. Double-breasted Suits in plain and fancy serges, olive and gray mixtures; all very stylish and newest effects; also Norfolk Suits. in plain blue and blaek cheviots and the popular \v??ol crash, N?-ne of these Suits have sold for less than $4.OK special t?> cl >se, $7 Tillree=piece Suits at $4.98. .Very high-st styles in the* "Manly" 3-pleee Suits, short pants. They are mad" in the finest qualities <*f blue and blaek cheviota and serges, fancy mixtures, and in all the newest and in ?sl call d for styles and colors. Every Suit is lined with Italian cloth <?r fiue serge, and finished in a high-class manner down to the ?mall est detail. Always sold up to $7 your choice for the dosing out. $4 OH. Wash Suits at Penny Prices. l ri ith Wash Suits, excellently made and very : 6oc. to 75c. usually. Special Galatea rioth W:i serviceable Roys' Wash ISuits. made of fiue grade Galatea cloth, / neat c??idcd braid trimmings; $1 regularly. Special ni <?? Roys* Finest Wash Suits, made of best grade <*alatca. tastefully trimmed and embroiderey; made to sell for $1 Roys' White and Percale laundered Waists; ^Moth er's Friend" waist bands. Special at 39c. Roys' All-wool Knee Pants, double seat and knees; very durable; sell at GOc. usually? 39c. Roys' * sewed and 'Brownie" Overalls, best grade deulm. strongly very substantial. Special at 11 fv# Millinery Low Priced. The best of the summer styles in Millinery at prices which are half, and less than half, what they should be. If you've the im pression that because this Millinery is superbly high-grade you'd pav exorbitantly, let the following special pricing emphasize the price littleness? Women's very stylish and elegant head wear creations, imported Paris and London Hats and copies, and embracing the chle ness and artistic smartness which distin guish the most superb foreign production* $25 Hats=-$12o50. mulls e and Women's beautifully trimmed Hats, in many new and extremely at tractive styles; selling as high as $7.1*8?Special $3.98 ftiildren's I>aintily Trimmed Hats. on win* frames, satin ribbons, lae flowers, straws and Leghorns; extremely high grade and styl ish; well readily up to $2 Women's and (Tilldren's 1st rimmed Hats?large, medium aud small dress shapes. Shirt Waist Hats; Cuban. Manila. Jap and tancy braids: finest French chip; all colors; alwa sell for to $'J.5?^ special A limited number of (jENI INK Tl'SCAN Straw Hats In the tiest grade?; never sold under $!.&*; very *l?ecial while they last at.. Children's Nicely Trtmmed Hats; mull, with lace odcinc; various ????!- a ors; have sold readily at au* more?special at ?; 49c.. K Tl'STAN 89c. Better=Tlhan = Ever Offerings in Men's & Women's Fyreishlmi Men's Fancy Half Hose. 15e. fl t] ~ ??lue U 11 V. Men s White Ple?te<l Shirts. 75.-. value " 'v. Men's Ki-llpse Shirts, $l.uo value. 85c. Men's Silk Garters. 19c. value... 9c. Men's Ra'.briggan Underwear. 50c. value Men's Pepperell Jean Drawers. 29c 50c. value Men's R. V. I>. Pepperell Jean Drawers Women's Fast Black Hosiery. 15c. value Women's Itibbed Vests, 15c. value always ,v Women's Ralbriggan Hosiery. 16e. *7C value e Women's Lace Lisle Hosiery, 25?\ tl ?slue 11 Children's Fast Klack Ribbed llose, 15c. value Roys' Rslbriggan Underwear. 5<n-. value Women's Ribbed Vests, sold al- tl fl f? ways at 25c u 11 7c. 7c. 9c. HECHTS' GREATER STORES, 513-5 IS 7th, the fact that, many years ago, a native lived in Hawaii who was practically an outcast among his people because ho was believed to have once eaten human flesh. A name indicative of horror and contempt was coined for him. As to the theory that 400,000 people lived here In Cook's time It was disputed about forty years Rgo by James Jackson Jarvos and" has never appealed strongly to other investigators. The 400.000 estimate was Cook's own, and he based it on the vast crowds he met at every landing place and upon the number of natives he saw along shore. He did not know that the Ha wallans. good walkers and runners all, followed his ship from point to point and that he was seeing thousands over and over again. Furthermore, there was not food enough In this group for 400.000 people, nor was the social system of the people calcu lated to stimulate the growth of popula tlon. Between the wars and the sacrifice of the young and the occasional lean years. It Is doubtful if the aborigines, when at their numerical zenith, had among them more than ISO,000 souls. A VEGETARIAN BEVTVAL. Hard to Define the Line Separating Plant and Animal Life. from the Chicago Tribune. Now that soup bones are sold by the ounce and steak Is measured out like cav iar, the voice of the vegetarian is heard in the land, calling upon the public to save its money, regain its health, and cleanse Its soul by a change of diet. Now. of all tlmes,_ is it opportune to cease from prey Ing upon one's fellow-animals, and to begin to nourish one's self on the fruits of tVe earth. Now, as Mr. Gilbert would say: A sentimental pinion Of ? vegetable fashion Must arouse your languid spleen. Ail affection a la Plato, For a bashful young potato, Or a not too French French bean. It will be difficult, of eourse7"^s all vege tarians must admit, to fix exactly the line between the vegetable and the animal worlds, and to make trespassing Impossi ble. As a recent writer has pointed out, the general acceptance of the evolutionary theory has precluded any such line of divis ion. There Is a gradual rise from the blade of grass to man, and the declaration that all flesh Is grass has a physical as well as a spiritual meaning. No one can tell just where the vegetable merges into the ani mal. The one is a living thing and so is the other. If, therefore, one is aaxious to spare the life of one's fellow-being, the cow, how about sparing the life of one's fellow being, the asparagus? There is in India a class of people who wear cloth strainers over their mouths to keep out all Insects and to avoid the taking of the life of any creature. This is part of their re ligion. When the English micro scope proved to them that there were mil lions of creatures in the water they drank, their religion was some time in a state of transition. So with the vegetarians. Their sentimental, or ethical, argument is some what discredited by present-day science. The argument from the standpoint of physical welfare, however, is still to be heard. Here every man has to judge for himself. Stomachs, like stars, differ from each other considerably. Brown thrives on pulse and water, while Jones lives to be ninety on canvas-back ducks and e plurl bus unum cocktails.. To one man it is beer that is poisonous, to another man it is benedictine. Vour truly catholic man, of course, "finds nothing common on God's earth," and eats and drinks everything set before him, making himself the well-round ed product of all the edibles and potables in the world. Narrower natures have a narrower range. Climate, too, must be con sidered. One should not try to live on whale-blubber in Bengal or on rice in Greenland. Nature hgrself has directed man Ui such matters. Apple Trees for Beauty. From the I-ondon Speaker. Apple trees are so beautiful, even when bare of bloom and fruit, that they should be grown in pleasure gardens, like lilacs and laburnums. Tennyson speaks of or chard lawns, and there is no reason ex cept bad taste why they should not have a real existence. The gloom of th* fir tree, magnificent, no doubt, in its own northern forest. Is mere Incongruous dreariness when It Is dotted about a suburban lawn. Nothing will thrive under it. and often it will not thrive Itself, but the apple, wiia all the associated beauty of the country side, gives us fruit and blossom and grate ful shade. In the grass under It will grow daffodils, columbines, irises and many other plants. Or It may be trained as a hedge to divide one part of the garden from another, and with all these uses may still produce great crops of fruit. It would be a pleasant task for the auburban gar dener with his half-acre of ground to grow three or four choice apple trees wKh th? care that others give to r??e?.