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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. FRIDAY May 9, 1902. CROSBY S. :<OYES Editor. Til K K\KM>r; STAR baa a regular oiul iirriunnrnt Family Circulation much more than the combined elr culnliou of t h ?* other Washington dailies. Am n .\ew* and Advertising in in it l?us no competitor. r/1n order to avoid delays on ac count of personnl absence, letters to Till'* STAR should not he addressed to any individual connected with the office, hut simply to THE ST A It. or to the Rditorial or IStisiness Depart ments. according to tenor or purpose. Election of Senators. Tt is ? viilent th it Mr. Depew's amend ment :?> the TI? i ?? joint resolution for a co:.stiutlon:il it it. ? 1m providing for the election of I'll! i St.ies senators by a di rt- t vote of the has, for the present at r ist. put ar. ?-r.J to tiiat measure. It hid that object, aii'l the result Is probably will enough. The Senate commi'.tee on privileges and elections yesterday refused to report th'1 ami no '1 resolution favorably or unfavorably. at:d that in effect tables the matter. Since the ajcitii : -! ?f this question first began?and ind?-~l-as the result of it?an easy method has !???? n discovered, and in somn of the St."!ti s is t> in? applied, for ob taining a popular expression on this Im portant subject without amending the Con stitution. It was applied only yesterday. Indeed. In Illinois. For months republican aspirants for the s-nt in the Senate now o. -upled by Mr. M is >n had been canvass ing the state In support of their claims, and yesterday the republican party in state convention made a choice. This will op era:" in case of republican success at the polls as instnictioi; to the legislature. Mr. Hopkins will be elected wirhout any delay. And why should not the democrats copy this procedure? S ich a course would make plain sailing for them in case of their suc cess at the polls, and :yp,der. however the c.is.- may go in Illinois next November, a scindal or obstruction before the legisla ture in the matter of the senatorshlp im possible. S-? f;ir as the use of money is concerned In contests of this kind, that unfortunately cannot be prevented. Money has been freely used in many contests before state legisla tures. and it can be as freely used in con tests before the people. The elimination of that evil may not b~ hoped for until public sentiment has been educated up to a very much more aggressive pitch than is now manifest In our affairs. The point Is to m ike the legislature in such matters simply the agent to formally register the popular Will as already expressed at. the polls, leav ing it at full ^liberty afterward to devote Its whole time to the duties of lawmaking. In order to obtain practically all that is desirable and essential in the premises it Is not necessary therefore to amend the Constitution. The party organizations have the whole case in their hands, and if the people will but bring pressure to bear on the party managers th? people's choice as to senators may easily and directly enough be obtained at the polls. Paul Leicester Ford. Following closely upon the passing of Frank Stockton and Hret Harte, the tragic death of Patil Leicester Ford is felt a3 a dls-inct shock by the admirers of the native element in American literature. This young man had achieved a success as brilliant as It was unusual. He had proved himself at an early age to be a writer of force, a com piler of discrimination and an editor of unusual skiM. His precocity, however, did not lead to mediocrity, as so often happens In the development of years, but unflagging Industry continued even though there was I no financial incentive for the lucrative rate at which Ford produced novels, plays, bro chures, biographies and editions of other men s writings. He was perhaps the most Industrious of American writers, his thirst for work seemingly never satisfied. This i was the more remarkable, too, in view ot ! his physical frailty, he having been born a cripple and suffering throughout his lift from the aliments which accom pany such a constitution. There was an assured MUM ahead of practically every thing he produced in Action, even though he di.l not always strike the high key ot ' Peter Stirling." There was in the man such evidence of power that many entertain the belli f that If his life had been prolonged he might in time have produced the novel for which patriotic Americans have been hoping for more than a generation, a novel of distinctly American life, of a quality to Tank with the classic Action of all countries and all times. Calling names never did any good. It will be remembered that AgulnaUlo was once re ferred to as the George Washington of the Philippines, but the nickname did not im prove his reputation for truth and veracity. ' he District of Columbia has always been w;lllng to meet Congress half way in any effort to be reasonable on the subject of taxation. Senator "illman refuses to lay aside his pitchfork, despite the fact that he has fallen on the prongs himself once or 'wice. Posterity and Its Tax Obligations. The taxpayers of the District believe that tie y should lie accorded the same privilege that is granted to the residents of other cities in the financing of large municipal projects, namely, tl at of postponing the payment of part of the cost of such works t > the future. If that principal had been pursued consistently in tn^ writing of laws j for the national capital the local treasury w >u!d not today b > under its strain of a deficit nor would there be any excuse ! whatever for the imposition of extraordi nary forms of taxation upon the jieople. In >nt department of the municipal govern ment alone, that of the water supply, al most enough money has been paid out of the general fund for the Immediate pay ment of the cost of certain extensions, mainly of b< netit to the future water users, j to repay the I'nited States the advances which it has made to the District during the past two years to provide for its reve nue deficiency. In its issue of January 4 last The Star said editorially upon that subject: "Th? Hoxie turned was begun on this basis (of deferred payments*. The District s share of its cost was spread over a long si ries of years, and was to be met under a sinking fund provision from the water T* nts. It is true that after a portion of the District's share had been thus repaid, and when, the tunnel Iieing apparently abandoned, there ?e nied an absurd and lnjust Incongruity in collecting from water takers for additional water which they did not and could not get. Congress conriscaied the accumulated and accumulating surplus of the District's general fund and thus wiped out this debt. Hut Lydecker tun nel. the useless hole In the ground, has now become Hoxle tunnel, and is ready to perform its Intended purpose of rendering adequate the District's water supply. It Is appropriate that the water-lakers enjoying the benefit of the funnel should contribute to its cost, and the er-Js of justice would be piet If now the water fund were called upon I > reimburse to the Dlstr1?n general fund th* IWKI.021.3M (with other similar items [ this sum approximates H.uou.omo which the I>iatrlct has advanced for this purpose, and j whkh It now ne?ds." The Star then proceeded to urge that this plan, of spreading the cost of the worlt over : ? long period of years, should be adopted In the case of the filtration establishment, to be paid for .out of the water fund rather than out of the general fund. It further more advocated adopting the same policy with regard to the other municipal works of large size involving heavy drains upon the general revenues of the District. The situation which has developed since the District bill was reported calls even more loudly than before for the adoption of this principle, of distributing the cost of large works over a long period of years, the government supplying the capital, being repaid in annual installments at a fair rate of interest. The current tax revenues should not be burdened with the entire cost of the large betterments such as the muni cipal building, the sewerage extensions, the Anacostia flats improvement above navy yard bridge, the suburban street extensions and the railroad terminals, now already provided for or immediately impending. Wi'.h the tax revenues Increased as esti mated under the new assessment of realty and by a reasonable personal tax. If that is deemed essential, they .will more than pro vide for the current needs and will permit the establishment of a sinking fund to re pay to the United States whatever funds.' are advanced by it to the District to pay for these large Improvements. If the in justice of bookkeeping mentioned in the quotation from the January editorial is meanwhile corrected by a transfer back to : the water fund of the liability for the water system extensions, the District's gen eral fund will be in excellent shape to ac- j commodate the ordinary drains for the cur rent expenses, annually enlarging with the | growth of the city, and also the slnkitig fund obligations arising from a substantial federal advance. By such means it would become unneces sary to overtax excessively the present tax payers of Washington. It would be possi ble to proceed at once with the work i urgently needed for the improvement of the city from both an esthetic and a sanitary ' point of view, and the cost of these better- ; ments would b?- apportioned among those who will most directly benefit from them? the taxpayers of the future?just as the ? taxpayers of the future are obligated to pay in every other city for the great improve ments which the present generation con ceives and executes for the advantage of posterity. By restoring to the credit of the general fund the sums which should have been paid from the water funds, and thus putting upon the latter fund the burden of paying for the water extensions, and by placing similarly upon the general fund the respon- 1 sibiiity for caring in the future for the present cost of other great works, the Dis trict's needs ami finances wiU be scien tifically adjusted and the necessity of im posing harsh and offensive forms of taxa tion will be reduced to a minimum. There is evident need of th'j Invention of a gas-consuming device for senatorial use. Just now the smoke nuisance suffered by some cities is trifling compared with the trouble the whole country Is experiencing with the emanations from the anti-imperial istic chimney stacks. The Sultan of Turkey Is requested to ob serve. in the case of the Chicago marines, that wjien this government owes an indem nity it pays without complaining. If President Roosevelt can subjugate the trusts and build the isthmian canal it will make a pretty good record for one man. J. Pierpont Morgan will enjoy rather more power than does King Edward, without the trouble and annoyance of a coronation. It is perhaps Mr. Hoar's belief that the way to build an isthmian canal is to mak? some one personally responsible for it. It remains to be seen whether Miss Stone will be one of the great army who have lectured themselves Into oblivion. David B. Hill has been a patient waiter, and it looks as if his turn for party su premacy might be near. . It may be possible to compel the merchant to declare his oleomargarine, but not the restaurant keeper. ? ? ? Ping-pong as a game may not be foolish. But some of the talk about it unquestion ably is. The Substance and the Shadow. The anti-imperialists of the Senate who declare their purpose to filibuster to the end of the se.-tsion rather than permit the pass age of the pending civil government bill for-the Philippines, are proposing the worst possible punishment for their Stlf-adopted proteges of the archipelago. They are de nying to the Filipinos the substance of good government, relief from the burden of the friars' occupation of the best agri cultural lands, preparation in ci'izenshlp, participation in the rule of municipalities, pfovrtices and even insular affairs, while keeping their eyes fixed on the ignis fatuus of independence. The Filipinos may not themselves understand the reasons why the practical benefits embodied in this measure do not reach tUem. They are suf fering today for the lack of a proper coin age system, mining laws, land laws, corpo ration laws and the like. Their progress is checked while their false friends In the Sen ate hold back the measure which would supply these needs. Senator Tillman hinted Wednesday at a determination to prevent action until the voters have had a chance to decide finally whether the government's policy shall be continued. The voters have already had two chances so to determine. In 1VS, when it was clearly understood that the admin istration proposed to take over the islands permanently if .permitted by treaty, the voters returned a republican Congress, after a campaign in which the issue of "scuttle" was consistently played up by the democrats in many forms. In 1900, the issues being then drawn even more dis tinctly upon the question of retaining or abandoning the Philippines. President Mc Kinley and a republican Congress were elected by heavy majorities. Thus on each occasion that the question of keeping the Philippines Has been submitted to the peo ple they have given their answer in distinct tones against withdrawal. A third submission to the people is, of course, possible if the democratic party and its anti-imperialistic republican allies wish to assume the responsibility of keeping the Filipinos out of their needed reforms and advantages embraced in this measure long enough to permit such a campaign. But that responsibility Is very heavy. At best It means that the Filipinos will be held un der the present unsatisfactory mixed civil and military regime for an indefinite period, without the extension of the substantial benefits of the practical sort which this measure carries. A filibuster to the end of this session, if not provocative of an ex tra session immediately, would throw the question over to next winter's short ses sion Even if the November elections show a democratic majority, what warrant would there be in that for the government to cease its efforts to ameliorate the condi tion of the Filipinos? It could not properly acoept such a vote as a direction to aban don American sovereignty. So momentous a question should be referred, If at all,/to the electors In a presidential year, with the Issues so exactly stated as to leave net doubt of the meaning of the result. The administration cannot possibly, without vio lating all principles of faith and honor, cease In this attempt to give the Filipinos good government under the American flag until It has been unmistakably notified by the voters that the country's sentiment de mands absolute and Immediate withdrawal. Such a process will cover several Stars. Are the Filipinos meanwhile to be con tinual under the present mixed administra tive rule, without practical laws for the regulation of the coinage, the mining, the forests, the lands, the cities, the shipping, without lines of guidance for the invest ment of capital and the development of natural resources? Is the friar question to be indefinitely postponed, causing continued friction among the natives? If the ques tion of American sovereignty over the is lands Is still open to popular approval or disapproval the passage of this bill will in nowise affect that Issue, but will redound immediately to the benefit of the Filipinos themselves. Is it possible that the anti imperialists fear that if this law is enacted the natives will become so content under the stars and stripes as to cease to ask for the shadow of independence which their untrustworthy advisers in this country con tinue to suggest to them? ? > ? The coal operators have on various occa sions been lucky in having strikes occur at the precise times when they were best equipped to meet them. ? t? Mr. Bryan evidently realizes the impossi bility of redeeming "16 to 1" from ridicule, and prefers to settle down to editing and running his farm. A Montana young woman says that she is the reincarnation of Marie Bashkirtseff. Even if she were, it would not be anything to brag about. It often depends on the politics of the commentator whether a speech Is cogent and convincing or feeble and fallacious. Richard Croker has not yet made any boasts to the effect that he will reform the milk business. SHOOTING STARS. The Serious Woiriment. "Doesn't it worry you to have people in timate that you are a political boss?" "No," at swered Senator Sorghum; "not nearly so much as to have them intimate that I have ceased to be a political boss." Philosophic. "You are constantly putting some capi tal in the wrong place," said Mr. Cumrox'a daughter, as she read over one of his let ters. "Well." was the contented reply, "it's lucky I do that In my writing Instead of my business; otherwise, my dear, you mightn't be in a position to criticise." The Other Way Around. It gives us imitation food. But how the trust would holler If we should seek to buy it with An imitation dollar! Always Laughs. "It's a great mistake," said Willie Wash ington, "to say that women have no sense of humor." "What makes you think so?" "Whenever I propose to a girl she seems to see the funny side of the situation im mediately." A Delicate Choice of Terms. "I suppose those newly rich friends of yours will entertain In society next s'ea son." "So," answered Miss Cayenne; "they won't entertain. They will amuse." Troublous Times. We've had a social squabble down to Po hick on the creek; j It's goir.' to smash the town unless it's set tled purty quick. It were an ice cream festival as started all th<? strife. 'Twas Mrs. Jabez Jopples who exclaimed, "To save my life I can't see how it was that Sallie Swogglns come to ba Picked out to have the ice cream helped to. her ahead o' me. When everybody livin' in the county shorely knows That we could buy and sell the Swogglns family, If we chose!" Now, Jabez and Sam Swogglns has been friends for many a year; An' they're Cut up 'bout this quarrel; but they're 'skeered to interfere. An' all the other women folks are started? that's the wust! Whenever there's a party each one wants her victuals fust. An' the men folks, they are gettin' so un easy 'bout the fray They dasn't stop a minute, Jes' to pass the time o' day? This "social precedence" has got us worried till we're sick, An" there ain't no Joy In livin' up to Pohlek on the crick. Beading the Signs. From the Savannah New*. The indications are that the tariff will be one of the great Issues in the next na tional campaign. Some of the shrewdest of the republican politicians see this and they are urging their party to head off the ist-ue by making such reforms In the tariff as will. In a great measure, satisfy public sentiment. Same Here! From the New York Tribune. How swiftly and suddenly our city parks have clothed themselves in green! Barer Than. Gold. From tb? Chicago Uecord-IIeraltl. That golden calf was a cheap article In comparison with what the ordinary carcass of veal is likely to be if things don't change for the better soon. Bumor Centers. Prom the Mexican Herald. The City of Mexico as a rumor center be gins to catch up with Washington. Pull Together! Fmin the Birmingham Agt'-llerald. England alone has twice aH many cot ton spindles as there are In this country, but this will assuredly be changed in the long run. ar.d the spinning of the Ameri can crop will be done at home. The crop, however, increases faster than the home spindles, and it will be years before we can drive out of this or that market the goods of foreign spinners. The task calls for the best efforts of New England as well as of southern manufacturers. American mills should pull together. The south is content to spin and to weave the coarser goods, and New England has a wide field in the making of the finer forms into which cotton is put nowadays. ? > ? Little Hen. . From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The snarler at American soldiers is a poor-spirited creature who would be doing something else mean if not engaged in giv ing aid and comfort to the enemy. Was Ever So. From the Colnmlma (Ohio) Journal. In the long run the attack on the army will damage the party for which It Is made. ? > ? Die Poor and Quickly. From the Ilartford Po*t. Another way to avoid the disgrace of dy ing rich is to eat meat three times a day. ?*? ; More Pets for Boston. Frum the Duluth Newa. Now that the Moroa are fighting the United States. Boston may be expected to find all the human virtues in them. All Agree. From the Los Angeles Express. Victims of the meat trust agree with progressive physicians that it ia better to eat less-meat. !| "Best Goods at Lowest Prices. Mm miner tjVlMER will have its disagreeable feature, iriz., hot weather. Fol owing is a list of arti cles that wilt be found invalu able ,during the summer months?things that cost but if little, yet add greatly to the jl comforts of living. "KDI>Y" REFRIGERATORS. "WHITE MOl'XTAIN" ICE CREAM FREEZERS. WATER ''(M ir.KItS f porcelain lined). (iA-S IRONS. <;a.s toasters. i, gas waffle irons. m gas broilers. OAS HEATERS (for healius cup of =1 water, etcl. AI/HtHOL STOVES hihI ji TRAVELING OOM1*ANIONS. |! ????!/>\V NIGHT I .A MPS mlve 200 hours of lliclit from 1 pint of oil). ? BIVKBT REFRIGERATORS (indlJ 51 i>ei?uble for (ravelins!. ?i WINK <'OOIJ5RS. WIRE DISII OOVERS: I.EMilN anil IJME SVVKEZKR.S ihatnl nntl mechanical). SPONGE I! VTH Tl'lts. KEY I'ANS, WATERING POTS (galvanized and puiute-li. DylSin Martin Co, j Successors to M. W. Beveridge, | Pottery, l'orcolaJn,-C|>1na, (llass, Silver, &c.t !,| 112115 F St. & OMQSt. :=i n ? ? ; .11. . ; l.'UIIHHIllli FREEZING STORAGE. No other method affords absolute protection from moths nor'such excellent conditions for preserving the luster of furs and the colors of rugs and fabrics. The Cold Rooms in the Fireproof Warehouse of the American Security and Trust Company, 1140 Fif teenth Street, are the finest in the world. Housekeeping ? * ? ? ?for the -ticimw store your Fuml ture. Household Effects, etc.7*vith the West'Knd Storage Co.; downtown of fice^ lith and G. Stoiage in clean, well ventilated rooms. 75c. per load. Prrfert satisfaction j?uaraute?Hl. <3all or 'pfcom* J159-2. ITTMOYIN'ti at lowest rates. Q ?9( Downtown office, n.w. cor. 14th and Q. myO-f,m,>v--j> Always Best; Best All Ways. * PROF. HART'S BROWN RKEAl) ii * equally appetizing and nourishing, no mat * tt?r bow or when it is serv?*d. No frtomadi * is too weak to assimilate it- no appetite \t * too strong for it to satisfy. Contains inort * nourishment than meat. * ItV" Hundreds of homes arc using It ?? EVKRY home should use it. Price, til-, loaf. 's Bakery, CHOICE I5REAt>. r.OLI.S. CAKES. PIES, Etc. myt)-f,ia,w-20 Trunk, | ?, I ( _ < } Becker's, 'ifi?,',?, ( ?The "Ideal" Trunk possesses all tha strength that it Is possible to crowd into a trunk. i-t is built for service and lias / all tho value of n $12 trunk. I Special for fil.SO. A Qreeo La wo Garden Hose, Only 5c- ft. npoE 1 RUBBER CO.,g|k?5x SUCCESSOR TO GOODYEAR RUBBER. CO. roy1>-f,oi.w-2l? and blooming flowers are assured hi frequent watering. We ran furnish tb( BEST GARDEN' llOSE fn.ni Co. ft up lawn Sprinklers, '???. up. Reels, 75e up. It?"EXTRA HB1AVY Gas Stove Tublni only So. ft. Bicycle Tires. $1.50 up. HARNESS fa Concord Harness? the Standard Har ness for over 5t years. It'a In ererj up - to - date style It's made of the best leather. Flti perfectly. Las ti longest. We're hoIc Agents In Washing ton for Concord Harness. Lutz & Co., *>7 Pa. Ave. rnr9-30il 1 n OLD <1 RAY ^T*l)?ht Pennsylvanh Rye W))!akey of "old-tim' ?"8-year stock," tnel low and rich. *1.00 lul qhart. TOSKALON Wine Co.. 614 141b St. 'Phone ?98. my?-20d JOc. a Yard. AT THIS PHlCE-lOe. a yart ?all we ask for Wire Screen, ererj olndow and door In tbi house ran lie acreened for mighty little money Thia la strictly a special offer - limited to the ui few days- s? take advantage at It. Wm. F. Bowen, *506' 9th Only Hardware of the satisfactory sort. my3 3tu.28 _ Woodward & ILothrop. Kew York?WASHINGTON?Pari?. v - Saturday Beamg Children's Day, We have prepared for tomorrow, and offer many items of Spring and Summer Outfittings, for Boys, Girls and Little Children, at very attractive priccs. Boys' Wash Suits. We are giving particular attention to Boys' Wash Suits this season, and submit the following lots as suggestive of the many styles in both im ported and domestic wash fabrics now in stock. The goods themselves are selected from the newest designs and best qualities of materials, and the greatest possible care is given to cut and making up of each gar ment. Galatea Cloth and Chambray Suits. Hark blue nml white stripe, red :iiid white, liffht blue and white; full blouse; white shield: braid Hi; well made, well fitting and servlreable. Sizes 3 to 12. $i.oo each. (?alatca and Chambrav Suits. Light blue and white, dark blue and white. rod and white stripe. neatly braided, washable colors; lanyard and whistle. Sizes 3 to 12, $1.50 each. Russian Blouse Suits. Plain white and brown linen color, crash and cambric; prettily braided and trimmed; plain front, plaited back; buttons on shoulders. Sizes 2/2 to 6, $1.68 and $2.25 each. Russian Blouse Suits. Chambray; blue and old rose; silk stars embroid ered on collar; white shield front. Sizes 3 to 6, $2.50 each. Chambray Suits. Red and blue; plain; neatly braided: chevron on sleeve; lanyard and whistle; washable colors. Sizes 3 to 12, $2.95 each. Directions for Washing. First wash In warm water, using pure soap only, then rinse at once in clear cold water, which should be changed two or three times until color is set. Do njt roll the article while wet. Dry iu open a!r. If these directions are followed colors are fast. Brown Linen Suits. Handsomely braided, on collar; chevron on on* sleeve, service stripe on other; embroidered an chor on shield. Sizes 3 to 12, $3.25 each. Russian Blouse Suits. White pique and light blue and old rose mer cerized goods; bbwuner pants; extremely dressy and stylish. Sizes 2}/i to 6, $3.25 to $3.75 each. Fine White Pique Suits. Best quality; t>eautifully braided and trimmed; yoke back ami front. Sizes 3 to 12, $5.00 each. Man-o-War Suits. White and dark blue linen; also while drilling; blue linen collar; trimmed in regulation style, chevron on one sleeve, scrvice stripe on other; short or loug pants; sizes 3 to 12. Drilling, $5.00 each. Linen, $6.00. Extra pair long pants, $150. Special Notice. The color In these garments Is as perfect as It can l?e made in goods of this character, aud has l?een thoroughly tested by washing as directed. Much, however, depends 00 the soj?p used and the manner in which they are washed, but by follow ing directions carefully the best results will be obtained. ? Girls' Smart Clothing' For Spring and Summer. Ruffles, frills and tucking in combination with lace, ribbon and hemstitching afford a vast field for the portrayal of dainty ideas in sum mer wear for young girls. Charming and becoming effects are shown in most satisfying va riety. Also Shirt Waists, Separate Skirts, Reefers. English Box Coats, Russian Blouse Coats. Raglans, Automobiles and Jackets. A smart little Frock of white lawn is blouse effect with cluster tucks ami insertion forming yoke; the jrlrdle and cuffs of deep insertion; six inch hem on skirt; sizes 4 to 12. S2.95 each. ' 1 A pretty ld*?a is a fluffy little White Lawn Dress with deep ruffled flounce trimmed with nr\; s of cluster tucks; a full lace-edged ruffle with ??cen slonal straps of insertion form? the base of a yoke made of tine tu<ks and insertion; the collar is of lace-edged beading with satin ribbon; sizes 4 to 14. $4.50 each. A charming little Dress Is a low neck, short sleeve idya of sheer white lawn, with a nluf-lm h ruffle, trimmed with rows of tine cluster tucks, which continue from head of flounce to waist, hav ing a girdle made of three rows of beading inter woven with baby ribbon; the little bloe.se is all over cluster tucked, with an entire tine lace ruffle, trimmed with beading ami uarrow satin ribbon; sizes 4 to 10. $6.00 each. Girls' .Summer Shirt Waists, of lawns, percales, chambrays and piques, with the usual tuckings and lace trimmings; also plain effects; sizes 10 to 16. 95c. to Si.90 each. Girls* Separate Skirts, of linens and piques; some plain, others have pretty and effective trimmings. $1.00 to $2.50 each. Girls* White Lawn Dresses, made with yok* of. alternate tucks and lace insertion; full lace-edged ruffle over shoulders bayk and front; dainty lace cilgcd cuffs; deep hem on skirt; sizes 4 to 14. $2.50 each. Girls' Plain Gingham Wash Presses, old rose, light blue and navy, made Russian style with tiny vertical tucks back and front; standi.c collar, enffs and girdles of white lawn appliqu*Hl with in sertion; sizes 4 to 12. $2.95 each. Girls* Llneu 2-:>ieve I House Suits, uiad** sailor style; large collar, cuffs and bib trimmed with rows of narrow white braid; sizes 4 to 10. . $3.00 each. Little Girls' Gulmpe Presses of ixdka dot and figured silk gingham, made with white organdie l>eriha trimmed with applique embroidery and lace "?shades of blue, green and pink; sizes 4 to 11!. $4.50 each. Girls' 2-piece Wash L?resses of old rose, navy and light blue chambray. made military style, the blouse having straight front trim ned with white braid and buttons; the skirt has deep plaits falling from waist, with one gore down front trimmed with braid; sizes 8 to 14. $3.75 each. A'Special Value in Girls' Percale Dresses. A very large assortment of Girls' Percale Dresses made up In the most practical and desirable ways. Including the two-piece Sailors with large sailor collar of white duck fiufshed with folds of percale. Also the low neck or guiuipe style, with dainty little shoulder collar of trimmed pique. Also the high neck style with neat ruffle around shoulders, trimmed with narrow braid. A very at tractive collection of i.eat. practical Wash Dresses suitable for school, plav aud general wear. Sisea 4 to 14 years. Special Value, $11,00 Each. Third floor. .. Misses' and Children's Correct Shoes. Complete line of Misses' and Children's Oxford Ties, comprising Russian Calf, with extension sole: White Canvas, with extension sole; Bright Dongola, with patent leather tip and extension sole. 1 hese shoes are made of the best materials, with best white oak sole leather, on cor rect lasts for growing feet. Size &/> to 10^. Pair, $r.50. Sizes II to 2. Pair, $2.00. Also infants' Ankle Tli-s, In Mark. tan. blue and pliik-snft and comfortable to the twidpr tart. 85c. a pair. Also Infants' and Children's Can vas Button Shoes, with spring heels -just the shoe for summer wear, being cool and comfortable. Third floor. Infants' Hats and Caps for ?p-5og and Summer. Dainty Little Mull Caps, Pretty Sun Hats, Picturesque Bonnets and all sorts of outer aud undercloth ing for these bright spring days. Infants' Mull Caps, close fitting, trimmed with f fine tucks uud finished with narrow lace. J Each 25C. Infant*' Mull Caps, close fitting, l'uritan effect* triuiine.l with hemstitching and fine tueks rr?r? aud finished with lacc. Kach Infants* Mull Caiis, close fitting, trimmed with featherstitching and fine tucks and edged with narrow lace. Each 75^* Infants' Fine Mull Caps, close fitting, trimmed with fine tucks and finished with law. cs Kach ?pl .00 Children's Lawn Sun Hats. Tam O'Shanter crown, corded brim?white, pink aud blue. Kach 25C. Children's Corded Sun llats. with crown bot toued ou; finished with braid?pink and rr^> blue. Ejich, J. 50C. CblMrea* Lawn Ilats. Tam O'Shanter crown, trimmed with white braid and edged with lace?white, pink and blue. Kach /5C. Children's Colored Chambray Sun Bonnets, trimmed with r utile. Kach ^5C. Children'8 Colored Sun lion nets, trimmed with ruffle aud edged with lace. Each Children's Mull Hats trimmed with insertion. lace-edged ruffles and bows of same **dged with la.*. Kach $2.$0 Second ftoor. Just Received Another Lot of Hardy Rose Bushes, They are fresh trom the grower, with soit around the roots ready fo including a Rambler, in each package. Sold only as packed. Fifth Hoor. Woodward & Lothrop. Special Sale of Children's Trimmed Hats. W o have never given so much at tention to Children's Millinery as this season, and wc are allowing the \ ery latest and most becoming ef fects for little children and larger girls. b 1 or tomorrow, Saturday, we utter : ?" the afc.vt 4es|rahl> aud effectively trimmed iu almple.l and u....i I cuaruiing inauii.r, at $3.SO Each. Regularly $5.00 to SS.oo. Alsj U lot of White straw Mats, * :h ri!.:..o streamers. for school ..r general Vest, at $1.50 each. Mllliu-rr r*r!.>r? .w uud n...r. Shirt Waist liEoves. Our complete stock of Summer Gloves on display, >pecia! attention is called to our lines ol gloves, espe cially suitable for wear with slim waists, including \N bite Uinnitz Uiart* imjiotied bjr us Ji reel eery ainart and stylish. J? 1.00 a pair. W iilte Cbuuli MMiiwjueialrr Glo> a. s liuiluu length, nuft and ela?ti<-. $1.25 a pair. First floor. Embroidered! Pongee Waist iKatterms. About a dozen handsome Silk W aist i'attenis at a special price. Embroidered i'ongee ^natural color) and White China Silk?verv dainty effects. $4-75 each. Regular 1) Lace Ino-m. Pirat uvr. Corset Department. i lie coining of warm weather finds us with a complete stock of summer corsets, 111 all the latest shapes and styles, including mail} models of the populai "straignt front," iu net, cou til, batiste, linen, etc. 1 he following are a few of the well tried makes 111 net, those that have stood the test of year ,, and are all around .satisfactory: W. V. t'. Cnrae'n. r.kkI quality n-i. with c? tit il Htt ijipitiK*. loti*. nieumui ind sh-n SOC. Thomson's ?;!? ve-tirMug <'?u??*is. itl ? net. extra long, ti edinm uud yl.CKJ li. &. Ki. CoiitflK, liui*"rt?*d uet, utraigb? . front, low bust, long i-jjik. . v' 'W W. t\ <\ Corset*, iui|Nirt?*?| net, stiaiglu ^ fr?'Ut. eitr# long, medium aud ?n'?rt. y 1 .OO IV I>. t'orwtf, Knglish net. straight front, long, nieuiuui and abort .. V?W "P. N." Corset (ttfers such unusual merits thai an inspection will be rio-t interesting. The combination of style and coin fort, so rarely obtainable, is pre-ciui nently a "i'. X." feature. Xor is tiiis the sole virtue to commend it. Note the following: Altiuiiuuui eyelet*; cTkpn.teetfU steels; * i?.ar tl?.al Hides," v.bn-h inovent ibe breaking of aide at eels; all boning absolutely rust proof; i?atterned after tbe natural tigur" in each design; all the materials tbe heat ohtaiiiaMe, and the entire gar ment unr<?udit tonally guaranteed against i;ntMT fection in maiiufarturp. $1.00 to $3.00 per pair. Second floor. Women's Summer Night Gowns. Delightfully soft and cool nain sooks, in the very popular kimona and chemise styles, with trimmings of fine embroideries, hemstitching and dainty colored lawns. Three especially attractive styles are shown in the following: Women'* Tine Nainsook Gowns. Ve mvk, joke of flue tucks, insertion aud edge. $1.00. Regular value, $1.25. Women's Kimona .Night <?owns of line ns!i???K>k, wltb round aud Ve necit*, trimiu<>d with rows of hemstitching. 5? 1.50 each. Women's Chemise Gowus, low ne<*k, short sb-ere*. trlmuuKl with honistttcied rutM- edg*?d with 4?1 \Jk* blue or lavender lawn. $1.50 each. Second fl<?or. Summer Toys. Our Toy Department contains a complete line of Sporting Goods and Toys for outdoor use, including Hammocks, Lawn Swings, Tennis Goods, Base Ball Goods, Croquet Sets, Garden Tools, Japanese l'ara sols and Lanterns, etc. Mexican Grass Hammocks. Each J1 'Ml Oauvaa Weave Uaiumocks, with pillow, spreader aud valance. Kaeh *1.15 Our Special Caavas Weave Haauusk. with pil low, spreader aud valance; full slxe. Kaeh 11.13 Canraa Hammocks. Each uu Other Hammocks up to Our Special Lawn Swing, extra airooc- Ea.-92-SO Other lawn Swings up to $10 Ou. Children's TeunU ltacketa. Each Glk Our Special Tennis Backet. Each |l no Base Balls. Each Re. to 91.39 Base Ball Bat*. Eac h 5c. to T5c Baae Ball Gloves. Kach 50c Base Ball Mltta. Kacb. 25c. to 9-100 8-ball Croquet Sets. Each Wc. Other Sets up to 91B.00. 3-pleee Garden Tool Sets. Esch lOe. and Re Sailboats. Kach 9c. to 90c. Butterfly Nets. Each? 2Sc. and BOc. Boys' Target Game. Each 80c. Tin Sand Mold Sets. Ba. h 10c. to 2?c. Wooden Sand Mold Sets. Each 3ftc. ta 91 00 Sand rails. Each 9c. asi 10c. Tether Pole and Ball Game. Each 92.00 Mechanics! Floating Ducks. Each. Fourth I 4 in Package, for 25c. r planting. Four different varieties,