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MAYER BROS. & CO., 937-939 F Street.
The firm wishes to extend to you the compliments of the season-together with its sincerest thanks for the most liberal Christmas patronage you have ever extended the house. Friday and Saturday Will Be Bargain Days0 - We'll devote them to clearing up the little lots in the sub stantial sort of gift goods. If you have forgotten anybody the opportunity to pick up a present that'll be appreciated most will be offered these two days. It isn't a question of price with us-but clearance-and as a slight return for your favors we feel like giving you even more in the way of price sacrifice than even our ambition to clear out goods would justify. LITTLE LOTS OF GLOVES. Children's Kid Mitts, fur and plain tops, warmly 25c. lined. 5oc. and 75c. kinds........................ Men's Kid Gloves, perfect goods, small lots. 50c. $i.ookind. For................................. LITTLE LOTS OF NECKW EAR. Silk Ties that were 25c. and Soc. to go for... 12/c. What's left of the Men's 5oc. and $r.oo Scarfs 25c. and Ties to go at................................ * LITTLE LOTS OF HANDKERCHIEFS. Ladies' Linen Initial Handkerchiefs, that were i c i8c., to go for................................... Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs, that were 25C., to 9 c. go for.......................................... * Men's Silk Mufflers, that were $1.50, to go ?0 for ..................................... ~ Men's Linen Initial Handkerchiefs, that were 25c. -35c., for........................................ General Reductions in Ready=to= Wear. Reductions that include all Coats, Suits and Skirts. $50 Garments for - - - - $35.09 $35 Garments for - - - - $25.00 $25 Garments for - - - - $15.00 $15 Garments for - - - - $10.00 $10 Garments for - - - - $7.50 " A Millinery Special of Great Importance. The greatest sacrifice that has ever been made in this line. Ready-to-wear Hats, in 3 lots, not one hat worth less than $1.50 and some worth $5-oo. Lot t at - - - - - - - 25c. Lot 2 at - - - - - - - 50c. Lot 3 at - - - - - - - $1.00 MAYE1R BROSO & CO. 937=939 F Street. Vit Croft'swCocoa Health and enjoyment ir every cup. Invalids and infants drink it and it agrees with them. Cor a "UaB comraN, Nes nA t1a. -.+4+++++++.++&4.++++++++++++++++#wmeI+++++ee - BoN MARCIIE. IBON flARCHBE. Notice-Close at 5:3o; open at 8:30. UJntil further notice our store will open at 8:30 and close at 5 :30 WiBARGAIIN FRIIDAY Wilwitness a marvelous sale of slightly soiled wearables and holi-* day goods in every department AT HALF PRICE. The list of special bargains will be headed with an immense lot of Ladies' $10, $12 and $15 Winter Coats. Your choice =_=_=_ This lot of Ladies' Fine Winter Coats will include short styles* and Monte Carlo Coats, Kersey, Montenac and Covert Cloths, in* black, tan and castor. It is one of the greatest bargains our suit department has ever offered. Your choice of entire lot, $7.1r. ~for Bric-a-Brac, Vases, Ornaments, H A L F Mirrors, Picture Frames, Toilet Sets, Inkstands, Decorated Plates,+ PR IC E Busts, Bonbon Boxes, Beer Steins, Work Boxes, Burnt Wood Novel .._________ ties, etc. This entire department will become one great big bargain spot -every item will go AT HALF PRICE.* Half Price for Fine Dolls. We do not want to carry over a single dollar's worth of dolls.* A choice lot, slightly soiled by handling. 12%4c. for 25c. Dolls. I 75c. for $1.50 Dolls. Special Bargains ina Leather Goods. All kinds of JPocket Books, Wrist Bags and other desirable leather goods, slightly soiled by handling, will-be put on the tables Friday at special low prices. _______________ Slightly Soiled and Mussed Handkerchiefs. ?Thousands of fine Handkerchiefs, slightly soiled by haildling during the Xmas rush, will go at very small prices. jA large lot of Men's 50c. Silk Initial Handkerchiefs at 35c. RON MARCHdIE, 3,4;3*S f ls the eMus a ome bie, an nean Inet to nlee. I gotell oug "Bew about that systein of physical emr it's great. - na.Itl o -e you bega a few manths ago?"' "W.n, sir, its a goo thing. I mse to It nattees little'what Rt h htis w take it resularly every night, but now 3 -whthe a itatos wil thin abot i strngl jus befre go o a SAID TO BE UNJUST Many Claims Againt Vene zuela Denounced. THE CUSTOMS RECEIPTS AMPLE TO MEET PAYMENTS ON "OREIGN BOND$D DEBT. Willing to Have Disputes Arbitrated Wealth Based on Agriculture and Cattle Breeding. "Persons familiar with the resources of Venezuela," said a high Venezuelan' official to a reporter' for The Star this afternoon. "have no fear that the Venezuelan govern ment will be unable to meet all of its just obligations as fast as they mature. Many of the so-called foreign claims are not founded in justice and equity, and: it is by reason of this class of: claims_that much of the trouble has arisen with foreign countries. As far as the foreign bonded debt of the country Is concerned the cus-' toms receipts of the several ports of the country are, if not disturbed by internal and foreign complications, sufficient to meet, -aa they fall due, all liabilities. "To begin with, the public debt of Vene zuela dates from the separation of the Great Colombia and harks as far back as 1822. On November 1, 1890, the foreign debt of Venezuela was 74.783,457.27 boll vars, and her interior debt was 126,540, 296.68 bolivars, making a grand total of debt, foreign and domestic, of 201,828,753.95 bolivars, large enough, I will admit, and yet a smaller indebtedness than that of any other Latin-American state. Now, the bolivar is equal to 19.28 cents in United States currency, and it Is easy to figure out in dollars and cents just where the country stands financially. "The principal maritime custom horses of Venezuela open to foreign commerce are La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Ciudad Boli var, Maracaibo, La Vela and Carupano. There are six others of more or less im portance. The import duties received at the port of La Guaira alone amounted in 1886 to 17,046,44&lo bolivars. In the year men tioned the total customs revenue of all the several ports amounted to 87,527,083.00 boll vars, while the revenues of the government from all sources amounted to 51,459,946.98 bolivars. In 1897-98 the net product of the maritime custom houses amounted t., 21, 364,428.64 bolivars, and the land custom houses produced in the same period 6,427, 221.50 bolivars, making for the year of custom revenues a total of 27,991,645.28 bolivars. As a matter of fact it only re quires 1,040,051 bolivars per month to meet the current Indebtedness, and as I have shown, under peaceful and normal condi tions the amount is more than adequate to meet contingent debts, foreign and domes tic. With the ports of th'e country block aded, of course, the maritime customs cease. Unjust Debts. "With these resources the question natu rally arises, why does not Venezuela pay her debts more promptly? It should be known in this connection that it is not so much the bonded debt of the country that is in contention as a lot of debts that are not founded in equity and justice, an& which some foreign governments are clamoring to. be recognized as valid. There seems but one true and just way out of all the trouble over these disputed claims, and that is that all countries concerned' agree that they shall be passed upon by some competent tribunal. If the constituted authorities agree that they are valid and must be paid, Venezuela will accept the verdict in the proper spirit and walk up to the captain's office and settle. "As many of the troubles of Venezuela have arisen from damages claimed.by for eign residents, it is proper to state that un der the constitution of the country aliens enjoy the same civil rights as natives of Venezuela. The government of Venezuela cannot conclude treaties with nations that do not recognize that, while their citizens in the country enjoy the same civil rights as natives of the country; they are -also subject to the same obligations. Citizenship is conferred by the fact of birth on the na tional territory, and is also acquired by naturalization. Children of a Venezuelan father or mother, even though born abroad, become Venezuelans by birth upon declar ing before competent authority, on entering Venezuela, that such is their desire. For those born abroad of a Venezuelan father or mother, and those born in Spanish American countries or the Spanish Antilles, it is only necessary to declare their inten tion to become naturalized to acquire citi zenship. No passport is required to travel within the republic or ddpart from it. "The President of the republic has the same powers as the President of the United States, with little differences, but his nomi nations do not need the approval of the Senate. The judicial power of the nation is exercised by the high federal court, the court of cassation, and the other courts and tribunals created by law, which defines their jurisdiction and organization. The supreme tribunal of the states is the court of cassation. The national executive is em powered to treat with the governments of America regarding compacts of alliance and confederation. The land and naval forces are made up of the militia. The Wealth of the Country.. "Although I have mejptioned the receipts from customs as being sources of revenue, agriculture and cattle breeding are the in dustries which form the solid base for the wealth of the country. It is true that it has rich mines and other resources, but they are of minor importancess compared with those named. Agriculture and stock breeding sustain the foreign commerce of the repubHc and attract immigration. The great agricultural crop is coffee. The lat est statistics show that there are in the re public over 82,266 coffee plantations from which in 1899 the total production was over 132,000 pounds. Germany and France get the greater share of this product. The United StAtes also get a considerable quan tity, but the finest grades go to Europe. The growing of sugar cane ranks second as an industry. In the matter of imports, the UnIted States furnish most of the wheat flour consumed in the country. The i ports made by Venezuela from- the United States in 1897 amounted in value to $3,188, 016.86. The La Guaira custom house re ceIpts from iMay, 1901, to December, 1901, averaged about 1,000,000 boHivars per month." New York Besidences, From the Boston Herald. The number of private residences that are being erected in New York for anybody but rich people continues to grow steadily less. Land values in the desirable residential sec tion have increased so enormously that in expensive residences are out of the ques tion. In a fashionable section like Murray Hill a building lot with only a 25-foot front age is reckoned cheap at 875,000, and the aver&ge cost of twenty-nine houses erected on such icts this year has bean 106,900 above the price of the land on which they have been built. These are reckoned only fairly good houses. duity-seven residences of a higher class erected this year. are fetch ing from 1800,000 to 8600,000. It is reason ably sa(e to say that -in no city In the world have so many magnificent private resi dences been erected at such enormous cost as has been the case on Manhattan Isand, particularly during the last three' years. And there are no signs of a diminution of the denmand for them from the sich people 'who are flocking thither from all- over the country. A subscription to The Baturday Staf would please uae out-of -town -Mrend fec r-ledtihre. - Bend 'eyemir - sdr owr, .itbdonee dair, CsutmaIafnL mpt u TREATY CUBA FillTextof Qsa tion With Neiir_ o. ?EHTIVE A ARE 31 REDUCTIONS O] 7'E X 0 TO 40 - PEINT.' To Continue in Yotes Five Years From the Date of Final Batif atimn FROm the New York Tribune et Zbday. The President of the Republic of Cuba and the President of th4 Republic of the United: States_ of Aerica animated by the desire to strengthenuthe bais of friendship between the two countries, and to facilitate their commercial intecourse -by itdproving tire conditl6na of trade betwieen them, have resolved to -enter into a convefttion. for that purpose, and have appointed their respeo tive plenipotentiaries, to wit: The President of the Republic of Cuba, the Hon. Carlos de Zaldo Beurmanh, sec retary of state and justice, and the Hon. Jose M. Garcia y Montes, secretary of the treasury: - The. President -of tde ;United States of America, the Hon.~ Gen. TaskEr H. Bliss, who, after an exchange of their full .pow ers, found to be in good and due form, have, in consideration of and in compensation for the respective concessions and engagements made by each to the other,' as hereinafter recite, agreed and do hereby agree upon the following articles for the regulation and government of their reciprocal trade, namely: Article L During the term of this convention all articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the United States which are now imported into the Republic of Cuba free of duty, 'and all articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba which are now Imported Into the United States free-of duty shall coritinue to be so admit ted by the respective countries free of duty. Article IL During the term of this convention all articles of merchandise not included in the foregoing. article I, and being the product of-the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States, shall be admitted at a reduction of 20 per cent of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff act of the United States approved July 24, 1897, or as may be provided by any tariff law of the United States subsequently enacted. ArticlL. During the term rof .th convention all ar ticles of merchandise mot included in the foregoing article I and not hereinafter enu merated, being . the rprodl t of the soil or industry of the Unitad States. imported into the Republic of Cuba, shall be admitted at a reduction of 20 per celyt of the rates of duty thereon, as no' protided in the cus toms tariff of said Rkpubic of Cuba. Article I#. During the term og 0h4 convention the following articles oft eUrehandise, as enum erated and describet in the existing cus toms tariff of the Republi of Cuba, being the produtt of the tell or industry of the United States; Jppored ito Cuba shall be admitted at the foll*wing respective reduc tions of the 'ates of dutt-;thereon, as now provided in the eustians tariff of the repub lic of Cuba. - " s Schedule A-i1 rdanf at a -reduction of twenty-five Machinery and Vk,t1'ih of copper or its alloys, or machines an; spgRaratus in. which copper or its alloys entes as tle.component of chief value; cast iron, wrpught iron and steel, and manufactures thereof; articles of crystal and glass, excelt e!dow glass; cotton and mantufactures theddf now clas sified under .paragraphs 114. and 116 of the customs tariff of the Republic of Cuba; ships and water borne -vessels of all kinds, of iron or steel; whiskies and lrAndies, fish, salted; pitkled, smoked or n ted; fish or shellhnfh, preserved in oil or otherwise, in tins; articles of pottery or earthenware now classified under paragraphs 21 and 22 of the customs tariff of the Republic of Cuba. Schedule B-To be admitted at a reduction of thirty (80) per cent: Butter, chemical and pharmaceutical products and simple drugs, malt liquors in ottles, non-alcoholic - beverages, cider, mineral waters, colors and dyes, window glass, complete or partly made up articles of 'hemp,- flax, pita, jute, henequen, ramie and other vegetable fibers now classified un der the paragraphs of group 2. Class V, of the customs tariff of the Republic of Cuba; musical instruments, writing and printing paper, except for newspapers; cotton and manufactures thereof, except those now classified under paragraphs 114 and 116 of the customs tariff of the Republic of Cuba (see schedule A), and except knitted goode (see sched!ule C); all articles of outiery, boots, shoes, and slippers now classified under paragraphs 197 and 198 of the cus toms tadiff of the Republic of Cuba; rold and silver plated ware, drawings, photo graphs, engravings, Uithographs, chrome lithographs, oleographs, etc., printed from stone, sinc, alumninui or other material, used as labels, flaps, bands and wrappers for tobacoco or other purposes, and, all the other papers (except papers for cigarettes and excepting maps and dbarts), pasteboard and manufactures tiiereof now classified under paragraph. 157 to 164, inclusive, of the customs tariff of the Republic of Cuba; cormnon or ordinary scoops, now classified under paragraph 105, letters A and B of the customs tariff of the RODublic of Cuba; vegetables, pickled.- or preserved In any manner; all wfnes, except those now classi fied under paragraph 297 (a) of the customs tariff of the Republic o4 Cuba. Schedule 0-To be' admitted at a reduc tion of 40 per cent: Manufactures of cotton, knitted and all manufactures of cotton not included In the preceding schedules; cheese, fruits (pre served), paper pulp, perfumery and es sences, article, of pottery and earthenware now classified under paragraph 20 of the customs tariff of the-Republic of Cuba; por celain, soaps other than' common, now elas sified under paragr-aph 105 of the customs tariff of the -Republic -of Cuba; umbrellas and parasols; dextine .and glucose, watches, wool and manufactures thereof, silk and manufactures thereof, rice. -Artisle ZK. It is understood and'.ifdthat the laws and regulations ad g4r that may be adopted, by .the Une -stes and by the Republic of Cuba, to ~etu their revenues and to prevent frau' inifthe. declarations and proofs that ths.erEtdes of merchan dise to which this edigrenuten may apply are the produot or manmfacett of the United States-and the RepubUll et tuba, respective ly, shall not imposena,b dditional charge or fees thereof on titerartiefes imported, ex cepting the consula j stbished, or which may be establib'e ~b either of the two countries for tde i shipping. docu ments, which fees slasil: t~ be higher tha those charged on tjgj,bgents -of smidlar merchandise from aggbotl r nation whatso It Is agreed that t& ~o t, in any form, of the United State e fjpYof Its inpular possessions shala~ enJy. the. benefit of any concession or r.bae of duty when i ported into the.Resul i of Cuba. It is agreed Nba 4lz$lIn ert5eles of both countries -shaM receiw equul treatment en thetr imiport*tat inf the ports -oftthe United- Stat4 sid t~Reptbiie of ewa, rpoetively,-- -- The rateg et datg ~ -g8atI -d the Unite tt to bite - of eA ent-shem - ARPARTMk NCE againdor staple ni LWNYsonable lines-pushed 1 come with us again eni enormous disorganizing little holiday odds and . for little or nothing, and the sta: -GREEN TIC Y Regular Price on1 Coats and Suits. $6.45 for $10 &$12 o Ladies' Coats. Ladies' and Misses' Monte Carlo and Box Coats, made of the beat quality American Woolen Mills Kersey; 27 inches long; blacks, reds, tans and cas tors; panne velvet collar; cuffs and pockets trimmed; tailor-made and stitched; good lining throughout; usu ally $10 and $12. Green Ticket Price, $ 45. $7ofl for $10,$12.50 and $15 Ladies' Coats. -Ladies' and Miamsa' Monte Carlo, Box, . 27-inch and Hip Coats; strap seams; satin. lined;. doubte-breased, blouse and fly-front styles; with or without velvet collars; gray, black, tan and red; usu ally $10, $12.50 and $15. Green Ticket Price, $7.95. $2.45 for $4 and $5 Child's Coats. Misses' and Children's Auto Coats, made of the best quality All-wool Eng lish Melton; large sailor collars; elabo rately trimmed; full-dress lengths; blues, browns, castors and reds; size 6 to 14 years; worth $4 and $5. Green Ticket Price, $2.45. $ i4 l for Suits Usu 25 Walking and Dress Suits. Walk ing Suits are blue and black effects, made of good quality melton cloth; Nor folk jackets and full flare skirts; the Dress Suits are "Gibson" and "Norfolk" styles; with or without velvet collars; properly tailored; worth from $7.50 to $10. Green Ticket Price, $4.50. $9; for $13.50,$15 $95 and $18 Suits. Ladies' and Misses' Black and White and Blue and White effects in swell Knickerbocker Snowflakes - Norfolk Style Strap Jackets; also Venetian and Cheviot Cloth effects, in blacks, royals, navies and browns; satin piping on all seams; and all the most popular and swellest styles; worth $13.50, $15 and $18. Green Ticket Price, $9.50. $ 25?'for$18&$22.5( Silk Skirts. Best Quality Peau de Sole and Taffeta Silk Skirts, with deep rows of taffeta quilling ard lace inserting forming graduated flounce; full flare effects; half of this lot of skirts have fine drop silk lining with deep ruffle; the others fine spun glass percaline, with drop ruffle; either style worth $18 to *22.50. Green Ticket Price, $12.50. 69c. Dress. Sacques, 29c. Lot of Flannelette Dressing Sacques; round collars, finished with scalloped edges; also some lace trimmed; in the 4 lot are Kimonas and plain contrasting borders; worth up to 69c. Green Ticket Price, 29c. United States shall likewise be, and shall continue during the term of this convention, preferential in respect to all like imports from other countries. Article IX. In order to maintain the mutual advan tages granted in the present convention by the United States to the republic of Cuba, and by the republic of Cuba to the United States, it is understood and agreed that any tax or charge that may be im posed by the national or local authorities of either of the two countries upon the arlicles of merchandise embraced in the provisions of this convention, subsequent to importations and prior to their entering into consumption in the respective coun tries, shall be imposed and collected with out discrimination upon like articles whencesoever imported. Article I. It is hereby understood and agreed that in case of changes in the teriff of either country which deprive the other of the advantages which is represented by the percentages herein agreed upon, on the actual rates of the tariffs now in force, the country so deprived of this protection reserves the right to terminate its obliga tions under this convention after six month.' notice to the other of its intention to arrest the operations thereof. And it is further understood and agreed that if, at any time during the term of this convention, after the expiration of the first year, the protection herein granted to the products and manufactures of the United States on the basis of the actual rates of the tariff of the republic of Cuba now in force should appear to the government of said republic to be excessive in view of a new tariff law that may be adopted by it after this convention becomes operative, then the said. republic of Cuba may reopen negotiations with a view to securing such modifications as may appear proper to both contracting parties. Article XI. The present convention shall be ratified by the appropriate authorities of the re spective countries, and the ratifications shall be exdhanged at Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, as soon as'may be before the 31st day of Janu ary, 1908, and the convention shall go into effect on the tenth day after the exchange of ratifications, and shall continue in force for the term of five years from date of go ing into effect, and from year to year there after until the expiration of one -year from the day when either of the contracting par ties shall give notice to the other of its in tention to terminate the same. In witness whereof we, the respective plenipotentlaries, have signed the same in duplicate, in English and Spanish, and have affixed our respective seals, at Havana, this 11th day of December, in the year 1903. . CHAEGES O1 CEUELTY. gen, Nile. Deter. Commtmication Irom Naivk to Gen. Davis, A dispatch from Manila aeturday .says: 6everel official inquiries into charges of 'al leged cruelty to natives by soldies-r.at present progressing throughout the islands; Some of these cases have been investigated provid*zsly. - Whe4n General Miles was at LAps, in the province of 3a=+=g=s= IA13ed, osrtath na tives lai charges before hima thsat during thelee ~Ga- MI re-eonoatratie Ateia vion.ot: .an. r~ efe*erame ibA 4Weise 0.lheb saathe - Uns ALACEKi NT T0 E. e 715-M w,rtst S'p ae " " "*** rchandising. The numerous sea )ack by the holiday crowds irely recuperated from their Then, too, there are always some Inds to clear out. They're yours. les evidence the meaning of our RET SALE. all Toys and Dolls. fhihlinery. for 75c. to $1.50 o Hats. Ladies'. Misses' and Children's Un trimmed and Ready-to-wear Hats; in all the latest and most desirable effects; ready-to-wear and walking shapes; in plain and scratch felts; whites and all swell colorings; Tc., $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. Green Ticket Special, 25c, 75cfor $1.50 and 7 $2.50 Ready-to Wear Hats. A lot of scratch and plain felt Ready to-wear Hats; some plain and two-tone effects; also some tailor-made and stitched; some trimmed with wings, vel vet and ornaments; in all the popuTar ready-to-wear shapes; blacks, blues and all colors; worth from $1.50 to $2.50. Green Ticket Price, Thc. tQr for $2.50 Silk OO Velvet Hats. Excellent quality All-silk Velvet Draped Hats, in all colors and all shapes; sold everywhere at $2.50. Green Ticket Price, 98c. Ilo sfor Trim. Hats $ worth $3,4&5 Just one table full of high-class Trim med Hats; no two alike; 50 styles and shapes to select from; in blacks and all colors; neat, nattily and stylishly trim med; elsewhere at $3, $4 and $5. Green Ticket Price, $1.95. $2 for $3 to $5 Os o trich Plumes. A large lot of Black Ostrich Plumes and White Ostrich Plumes; 16, 18 and 20 Inches long; Amazon and French curls; fine quality; goods, long fibers, with full heads; worth $3, $4 and $5. Green Ticket Price, $2.45. Table Linen Leaders. All linen-extra wide-Table Damask; unbleached; regular 25c 50c. kinds. Green Ticket Price, ? Pure Linen Unbleached Table Damask; extra wide; sold at 49c 75c. Green Ticket Price....... * Dozen Damask Table Nap kins; dinner size; the regular 87c $1 kind. Green Ticket Price.. 69c. Corsets, 39c. Lot of Pull-boned Corsets; made of coutil. lace top; in medium and short waists; white and drab; regular 69c. values. Special Green Ticket Price, 39c. 12 c. Corset Covers, 7 c. t of High-neck Muslin Corset v ers; filled seams; perfect fitting; regular 12%c. value. Green Ticket Price, 7%c. Laoag, North Ilocos, Luzon, in 1900. At the time specified Captain Howz was lieutenant colonel of the 84th Volunteer Infantry. Major Hunter said that native officials of Laoag had whipped certain prisoners, two of whom died from the effects of this treat ment. At the time of this alleged occur rence Major Hunter was serving at Laoag. He reported the matter in a letter to Gov ernor Taft, who informed General Mac Arthur. Captain Howz denied the charges. An investigation was ordered, and the bodies of the two prisoners who died were exhumed. In their report the investigators held Captain Hows to be blameless. General Miles brought Major Hunter to the north of Luson and landed him at Laoag. before leaving the islands for China. At present Major Hunter is in Manila. He says the investigation into the charges against Captain Hows has not yet been 3ompleted. After leaving Mranila General Miles sent a cablegram to Gen. J. Franklin Mell, direct ing him to report what cases of misconduct on the part of the enemy led to the issue of aircular 'No. 5, in which it was charged that the enemy had boloed American wounded, had made use of American uniforms, had planted infernal- machines, shot poisoned ar rows, violated their paroles, naessinated friendly natives, accepted offiee under the Americans for the purpose of obtaining in formation and had entered the American Unes by deceit. General Bell has written an extended report enumerating the in stances whidh justified him in his action. The inquiry into the causes which led to the death of Father Augustin has been com pleted and forwarded to Washington. The water cure was administered to Father Au gustin at Banate, Panay Island; the priest died from the effects of this treatmen. It is said that a large sum of money has been raised among the natives of the southern islands and sent to Boston to aid in the pri vate prosecution of the Augustin case. The claim has been made that this money was intended for use against Maj. Edwin F. Glenn of the 5th Infantry, who is charged with unlaiwfully an- willfully.killing seven prisoners of war, and whose trial will be continued here in January. Major Glenn, however, was in no way connected with the Augustin case. mrZonn IN marnIS NavY. New System of Education Proposed by the Admiralty. A dispatch from London yesterday says:* Official papers have ben issued which give full details of the new scheme for na val education, under which the training of officers is to be unified and simplified by the adoption of a single .system for the training of cadets for all three branches of the service, executive, engineers and ma rines. The Earl of Selborne, first lord of the ad miralty, in an explanatory article, in which he argues that modern developments of the navy require a change in the personnel, says: "In the old days It suffeed If a naval om cer was a seaman; now he must be a sea mAn, a soldier, an engineer and man of science as well. Today more knowledge and study are-needed than In the past, and the highest type of naval Offier Is that In which great professional knowledge is added to force of ehrce. The dan=ger in the navy is lest eiaUcent importance should be at tached to the result of study' and lest the value of what is called 'gractical character' should be placed higher than It dserves,'' The schem.e a new detaflad esnirta. the prevIous feregast. .It wBi becmet operatiye adxt July." Per the:.rst seven iea all em. dets will receive- iental trainimg in ey' branch of thme srfe; -special atesmeen bd~Isato aeaie" stud. gnmihnuh. the ageo at ,wu~ the ecdsis meMeanee KING'S PALACE. Waists and Wrappers. Broken lots of good quality Shirt WaMts. all-wool flannel, with fine pleatt; stitched; finished with velvet buttons; sold regularly at $1.50 C Green Ticket Price................ * Broken lot of extra grade Wrappers: made of good quality percale; fitted waist lining; braid trimmed; odrglrya M.Gen3 c Ticket Price ........................* All odds and ends In Flannelette Wrap pers; made with full Bounce border at bottom; trimme!I we a s; wrap pers in the lot that soid at $1.00 7 C and $1.25. Green Ticket Price.. * H and kerchiefs. A large lot of Swiss and Sheer Linen Good Grade Handkerchiefs; either hem stitch or lace borders: these goods were in the holiday windows and are slightly soiled; all worth 19c. Green Ticket Price.... .7.... The window display lot of Handker chiefs; slightly soiled; from our loc. grades: Sheer and Swiss L i n e n; Hematitched, etc.; g o o d qualities. e! Green Ticket Price........ Hosiery Bargains. Lot of Good Quality Children's Hose: fast colors, double knees. i heels and toew: sold regular ly at 1Lc. Green Ticket Day - Lot of LaAes' Plain Black Hose; fast colors; fansemiess good value a . 1C Green Ticket. ri.. . * Broken lot of Lisle Thread Ladies' Hose; some lace stripes; others in colors, dots and stripes: sold up to 39c. Green Ticket c Price................................ * 49c. and 25c. Jewelry, Oc. A table full of choice and desirable jewelry; Gibson Waist Sets. Hat Pins. Belt Buckles, Brooches. Rings and manp other useful and ornamental pieces; all worth 25c. and 49c. Green Ticket Price. loc. 49c. Golf Gloves, 25c. All-wool Ladies', Misses' and Children's Golf Gloves, blacks, whites, reds. grays, etc.; regular 4lc. grades. Special Green Ticket Day, 25c. 69c. Gowns, 39c. Broken lots of slightly soiled Gowns; yoke of fine tucks and embroidery; some have lace inserting; regular 60c. value. Green Ticket Price, 31c. $5 Child's Coats, $3.89. Odds and ends in Children's Coats; made of all-wool flannel; deep capes trimmed with silk bra'd and lace me dallions; coats that sold regularly at 5.00. Green Ticket Day. 33.18. Children's Dept.-Annex. 75c. Child's Caps, 25c. Odds and ends In Children's Silk Caps; some fur trimmed, others with ribbon; mostly all colors; caps worth up to Tc. Green Ticket Price, 25c. 59c. Short Skirts, 29c. Lot of Light Flannelette Short Skirts; deep flounces at bottom; dainty blue and pink stripes; worth S6c. >pecial, 29c. rank, an4 all cadets, therefore, want to en ter for the executive branch. The Standard says: "We do not blame the admiralty for heki tating to follow the example of the United States, in whose navy e;ecu:iye and e#i.g neer officers have been combined (with very dubious results)., but the admiralty has gone so far that it certainly will be com pelled to go farther." HOME FOR AYEUICAY gHGPMUL Thomas Fortune Thinbk Hawaii am Ideal Place for Them. A dispatch from Honolulu, dated Decem ber 18, says: Thomas Fortune, special labor commissioner, pipo_ntd by Secretary Shaw to visit the Philippines and Hawaiian Is* ands, is here. In an interview he said: "I believe the Importation of negroes heere forms a natural solutldh of the diffculty which unavoidably follows the absorpion of tropical or semi-tropical countrie, by the United States. In the southern state. and in the Carolinas the negro msade the Industries what they are." The commIssioner said that there might be difficulty In detaining the negro, hut he thought that the planters could get all they wanted If they sent the right sort of agents after them. "You could get 10.000 here In six months," he said, "and in view of the news fromn Washington that the Senate gave a hode reception to the plan for allowing Chinese to enter Hawaii as laborers, the view, of Commissioner Fortune have attracted much attention here. Hawaii Is in need of more labor. The Merchants' Association, baerad by the builders' and traders' exchange, A.nd other similar organIzatIons, is preparing to make a fight In sups,ort of the plan of fered by the plantation men to -secure k*g islation from Congress allowing the imn portation of Chinese laborers for plantation work only unioer certain restrictions. Local labor unions have decided against the pa4icp osition. and will oppose the plan. It is understood that the matter will be the subject one way or the ether in the forth coming report of the commissin which re cently visited Hawaii.. - Cost Of thle Roer' War.. From the New Yoit n..,m,..ian Advertiser. The latest calculation made by the BritIh war office shows that the cost of the Boer war was, in round figures, 2,000,000 (1. 200,000,000). The pay account was S5,118, 500; medical service, (2,A040; mnilitia pay. 46,101,000; yeom=my pay, ?519,000; volunteer corps pay, ?3,SUS-ann; transports and re mounts. 51,74100; provisions and t ?54.423,600; clothing, E13.T610; stores. ES1,,00; works, m,S,6U; niltary education, iSiO; *mlscllasou eetive charges, ?T8B,; war ofice, sasa sna; noa effective charges for offBcers, ?A61,Ur e; for men, 4,85i51, and superannuation and compensation charge., Spi,100, maig total expenditure of 4,5,%2. Ithe ben calculated.that each ene of the UM men employed in the war' received anaect. age compensatlon of fiW1, and,alongP 500,000 for transportation, with the hpto s that 305,000 hotmes were lisppa to Africa, It cost 34 to take cee s and M ou and back. - On the sneb each maan and lii horas. 1best ti heWme C..nhei The pumpitara is comingr to its s., mon not swiftly enough for tse red imnt et trade. :The deman.. ghe ensses taa . 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