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eause of the wasting away and weakening power
-if res'stance.
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ig nutrition into the blood, by which each orgaa
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Permit us to again call your attention to its
freaklm from poisonous drugs or weakening aiim
niants, upon which so many patent preparations
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tis contaia three times the quantity of the 60
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In War Must Depend on the
Spanish War Experiences the Result
of Employing Incompetent and
Untraine( Officers.
Three years ago Col. William Cary Banger,
then inspector general of the New York
National Guard, and now assistant secre
tary of war, made a thorough inspection of
the reserve and auxiuary forces of England
and the militia of Switzerland. This work
was voluntary, for, though President Mc
Kinley greatly desired it. there was no &p
propriation available. and Colonel Sanger
defrayed his own expenses.
The result of this investigation Is em
bodied in a resnarkabae report just issued
from tihe governmant printing office, which
is bound to be a text. book for the military
student, not only because of the technical
value of the author's observation, but also
by reason of the compact and interesting
collation of historical events intended to
point the principal argument of Colonel
.Banger touching the absolute necessity for
America to prepare at once, and systemat
ically, for war.
Unpreparedness of the Militia. -
Says the author: "The story of the Span
ishrAmerican war has much which Ameri
cans must read with pain," and then he tells
how seriously the government was enbar
rassed in its efforts to make use of its cum
bersome and refractory state militia. After
all the millions paid out to maintain the
National Guard, says Colonel Sanger, every?
where there was doubt as to how It could
be used. "Some of the volunteers left their
states without proper shoes, others did
guard duty wearing civilian clothes and
derby hats, and carrying sticks and clubs
while waiting for their uniforms and arms.
* * *
"There were times when the sanitation of
some of the camps was disgracefully bad,
when the hospital accommodations were
Inadequate and- when there were not
enough doctors or nurses to properly care
for the sick. * * * If the state forces are
maintained with a view to national defense
in time of need, there can be no excuse for
not devising in time of peace the best plan
for utilizing their services * * * and if
it is admitted, as it must be, that the army
and state forces combined will not be
numerically strong enough to carry on atiy
great war, It is our plain duty to decide In
advance what Is the wisest and beat plan
for expanding our fighting force when such
action is necessary."
Having sounded this warning at length,
Col. Sanger proceeds to state in detail the
result of his investigations in England and
Switzerland. the former country being
chosen for inquiry because it resembled the
United States in having no system of com
pulsory military service. Col. Sanger's
conclusions are stated as follows:
Incompetent and Untrained Officers.
"A study of the armies of the world will
show that when a country makes merit
and capacity the basis for the selection
and promotion of its officers it gets better
results than if it were to let favoritism or
political influence control.
"If the military forces exist in order to
do In ,the most effectiie manner possible
the -work which an armed force must du
when war begins, it is absolutely necessary
to make proved merit the basis for the
selection or promotion of officers. When a
people has for years regarded many of
the positions of a civil nature connected
with the administrative work of city,
county, state and nation as the legitimate
and proper rewards for those persons who
have strong political influence, it is hardly
to be expected that In time of war the
whole temper of the nation should change
and that they should apply a totally differ
ent principle to military positions.
"Yet it is hard to understand why a gen
erous and noile people should be willing
to trust the feeding, transportation and the
command of those citizens who volunteer to
risk their lives for their country's defense
to Incompetent or untrained officers. The
history of every war in which this country
has been engaged shows that this course
has sometimes been followed. While the
'men are suffering there is much Indigna
tion, but when the war is ended, and the
thought that lives have been needlessly
squandered has, by lapse of time, lost its
horror, the people have shown themselves,
indifferent to these great questions, and
have permitted conditions to continue which
were certain in the future to entail needless
suffering and useless death.
'The 1Eample of Switzerland.
''The little republic of Switzerland sets us
an example whici) we may study with
profit, and as we contrast the conditions of
their miiitary forces with those of our own
it must be apparent to every one that they
have embodied In their system the true prin
ciples of democracy. No political Infiuence,
no social backing, no financial power can
take a man from civil life and make him an
offcer of any rank writhout his having gone
through the ranks and having completed
with credit the work deemed necessary to
qualify him for a commission.
"The truth should be recognized by the
American people, that If they want the best
and most efficient military system which it
is possible to have it is absolutely necessary
that merit and effciency should be the
basis of selection and promotion.
"The Gerutan general staff, which has
produced a most competent and effcient
body of officers, has made merit an abso
lute prerequisite to appointment and pro
motion, and this has been done, not because
those high in office did not enjoy the privi
lege of recommending their friends and
relatives for high positions, but because It
was plainiy recognised that the most ef
fective fighting machine could only be so
cured by eliminating those influences which
were opposed to the efficiency of the forces.
In the same way Switseriandj, with Its
strongly democratic principles, the very an
tithesis, in its political and social life of
Germany, has adopted a system which pre
ciudes the possibility of selecting untrained
men to lead their soldiers or t', pierform the
administrative work of the forres in time
of war. -
The Question for This Country.
"It is for the American people to decide
whether they will perpetuate a system
which was partly *esponsible for the awful
record of the Crimean war and for some of
those phases of our last two wars which we
prefer to leave hidden by the mist of Inten
tional forgetfulness, or whether they will so
organie their fighting forces that merit.
training, and effeiency shall be the step
ping-stones to success, in accordance with
the true principles of Americani institu
The Uise ef a Itanding Arag.
"It will be s&itted by every one that
nb army which the Ameria people may
maintain will be strong eafeugh numerically
to carry on any foreign war. It is probable
that the mams strength of the Anserican
anny in time of pee will never ezesed
MAce. The sum for barber eftense -wisk.h
la ea- with the ema...meuao,. og
the Eksdieott board, are bepaced along
sur eoset will requis u ervIee ever
U$Sa artierymem. Tht a y .will
be ina esn flor al eGr mob La -tim.
of war ahmt er a. dekt~ ami it eheuI
haveawmesrwe fiis wn.
-a ashi*essenst somn
simi 'of ties essumtar I be enwed te sol
Th time t.anmieM tit Istee she
beow to bA its
dorr- a evha the
ountry Je t es!Ig ge ae-y cae
tan that in- ear pt tar, asa wr last
two, a volunteer army WIB be organse.
and aw the ne uestions connetet
. the or=- s=t thi fore should
be seted now, becase of the
importance of deidi l abvance such vital
questions, but also 'It drectly con
cerne the status and b attons of the ex
isting state forces. - :
"It is only just to t'bMsrs and men of
the existing National and W state militia
that the relations of those forces to the
army in time of war ,heMuld be so clearly
settled that the cdi:e*y who enlist in these
forces in time of peace'Should know emetly
what obligations had , responsibillties they
incur. * * *
CoL. 8anger's :uaggesLions.
"In conclusion I beg to submit the fol
lowing suggestions rearding hie~ action by
-Congress which. would; g,ve ua a military
system based upon solnd principles, which
would makd that syatem conform to the
spirit and traditions of our institutions, and
which would materially increase the use
fulness of .the state forces:
"First. The princiles upon whioh the
best and mOst etclnt. gerera? staffs of
modera armies are otsaiised abould be ap
plied-to our mliUarB
"Second. The army oud b given a re
serve of its own.
"Third. A plan .be.adopted in time
of peace for orgal the Volunteer forces
which inust supplessent the army in time of
war and for selecting the ,eoers of these
forces. .
"Fourth. The mlUta should be organised
by Congress; and the'"status of this force
and the character and the duty which It
could be ordered -to' o in time of war
should be clearly defined."
Proposed Naval Hospital Stricken
Prom Naval Appropriation Dill.
During the consideration of the naval
appropriation bill in the House yesterday
afternoon a point of order was made by
Mr. Hemenway agaibt the paragraph of
the bill providing for the, construction of a
naval hospital in this' city. The .chairman,
Mr. Gil.lett--of Massachusetts, sustained the
point of orde; and the appropriation,
$125,000, was stricken ftom the bill.
In arguing against the point of order Mr.
Mudd contended that the land where it was
proposed to locate the hospital-st the foot
of 23d street northwest -is owned by the
Navy Department, that there was now a
museum at that place and that the appro
priation simply mad- provision for con
tinuing the improvemet.
Mr. Lessler urged the appropriation as
one of the most important in the bill. He
described a visit which two members of
the naval committee had made to the pres
ent hospital on Pennsylvania avenue south
"We found." he said,. "it to be an old
building about forty years old, looking out
upon three streets, wlth the noisy street
cars running in fronttof'lt. The hospital
an old mansion-is badly- adapted for the
purposes of a -hospi ..lt shows the con
stant use it has h.' xt furnishes very
poor provision for taiig Care of the physi
cians who are in chargeof that hospital.
Its plumbing is old. . ,1;
"If you go to the,.,0p, Qoor you get the
odor of the cooking. on down in the
basement. The ine ?re poorly provided
for. There is but one roin for sick officers.
It Is desired to build, r new hospital upon
ground at the obher @e d of the city in a
plealant location.
"This question -has .beh, carefully inves
tigated by the comnxtt"i , and I thtnlc that
po provision -can ba r$ necessary than
this which look' to ca r _for our sick and
ailing sailor boys. 1!hey should be taken
care of in modern gilS , with modern
sanitation, with modtrt. 'lnethods of eon
ducting a hospital, inite- of being placed
in that old builaingt dlg out Its foul
W ais ig t e ti a d ty of
Indiana will not' l o his point of
Will Press Demand Upon San Domingo
for Settlement of Claims.
Instructions have been sent by the State
Department to United States Minister Pow
ell to insist upon his demand upon the gov
ernmeirt of San Domingo for a prompt set
tlement of the Clyde and Ros claims. The
Dominican government 'has suggested a
postponement of the consideration of these
claims until the return from the United
States of one of its agents charged with
the negotiations, but as several delays have
already been permitted without sensible
advance of the negotiations it has been de
cided to press steadily forward.
The Clyde clain Is founded upon the ac
tion of the Dominican government In per
mitting port duies -to be paid partly In paper
money instead of entirely in gold, thus re
ducing the value of the special concession
granted the Clyde- company In return for
tihe establIshment of steam service.
'Ibe Roe claim arises from the failure of
the Dominican government to comply with
the terms or~a concession granted to Sal
vador Ros, a naituralised American, in re
turn for a large expenditure by him In har
bor Improvements.
Typhoid Epidemic Has Driven Half
the Students Home.
An Ithaca New York dispatch dated yes
terday says: The exen y4~e coimittee of
the board of trustees of (Obrnell University
:ast night flatly refuse&to accede to the re
quest made by the . senior class that dis
tilled water be furnished in unlimited
amounts to boarding house keepers in Itha
ca, and that until such action were taken
all students be allowed~to leave the univer
sity -without jeopardizing the university
The refusal on the part of the trustees
has aroused great Indignation among the
students remaining, and bitter editorials
and comrwunications ha,ie appeared in the
college daily awd the Cornell Sun. --
A mass meeting haar been called for Fri
day, and it Is quite likely ths.tthe students
will decide to lea,ve in7f body. unless their
requests are granted. .a*ply 50 per cent of
the students remtain ba hca, and daily
scores are returning%dtldf bogmes. The
women of the uateFlii MtBong whom no
serious case baar dre also on ths
verge of Ieealug i i.hl.t
Today the'.seveitbe titell a victim.
to the disease. tnd s6 #4l rdso critically
ill that thE eatd d' ' %6nfat matter of
time. The totsal B~' eathas in Itha
ca new has reached'se Meen, and 4n mest
cases the crisis hAs ~esen pas=ed.
President Schurmalp&issued sin order
requesting no studenPMtriak any water
whatever unless boie~
Waayette opera Nq.imsb to ae be
the Neweksen
A dhspateh fren T6g5'Omio. sa that
Frank Burt and 3tf1 O-have eeq-e
pleted a circuit e ..x-~edtheates
which will Iesapete witib 'the genau.e
theaters in eighten of tab painalpai 4tha
of the eountry. They are fised th o
oeratlen ef' ifasisqa sa ge
K. saatt -n the
Iaaette Og mue
Seventh Annual Reunion Held
tLat Night
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Toasts Responded to by Xgr. Booker,
,Justies Gould, Bathers Quil and
Pink and fommiometa West.
The largest and most successful reunion
the Alumni Association of Gomaga College
has ever -held during the history of the or
ganization was that of last evening. when
with music, speeches and good things to
eat the seventh annual banquet was cele
brated in Gonsaga Hall. The decorations
were the colege colors, purple and white,
American flags being used as wall decora
tions. An orchestra under -Prof. Samuels
readered an elaborate musical program.
Mr. Leon Tobriner acted as tnastmaster,
and introduced first District Commlsslner
Henry L. West, who responded to the toast,
"The District of Columbia and Its Growth."
Mr, West was enthusiastically greeted, and
spoke In interesting vein on many of the
points of the District's history.
The next speaker was Mgr. Rooker, the
secretary of the papal legation, who re
sponded to the toast, "The Holy Father."
"To speak tonight." said Mgr. Rooker, "of
the closing of the twenty-fifth year of the
greatest pontificate that ever ruled the
church, and to speak of the iman who has
so ably ruled it, would be a theme so vast
that I would not dare to Undertake it.
"A quarter of a century ago, he had
reached the allotted age of an ordinary
man's life, three score and ten almost.
sixty-eifht years. At that time of life the
majority of men have done all they could
or expect to do. .At that age Leo XIII was
called upon to occupy the greatest post that
can be occupied by a man. Everywhere
men predicted that he was to be a transi
tional pope, and was to bridge over a tran
sition of the church. If he was a bridge he
has been a long one, now a quarter of a
"Leo XIII found the church stripped of
earthly glory. The governments and na
tions that had bowed down before the rati
can had turned their baoks and left it. The
poor old marn has gonb on wielding only
spiritual authority, without power or armed
strength, but only the wonderful character
istics'which the representative of God can
claim; and today every ambassador and
minister who twenty-five years ago left
Rome has come back to the papacy. This
Is but the beginning of such a theme.
"A quarter of a century ago, when Leo
XIII succeeded Plus IX, the spirit of the
people was such that the body of Plus
was attacked on the way to its burial place.
Who today is such an Idol of the people of
the world es Leo XIII? Go to Rome and
see him at some public function."
His First Public Appearance.
Dr. Rooker told of the first appearance of
the pope among the public masses In 1888.
This was the first time In twenty years the
pope had entered St. Peter's Church at
Rome and blessed the populace. He told
how the crowds thronged to see him, and
lost all interest in viewing the meagnificent
and brilllatt pageant, so anxious were they
watching the scarlet curtain from which
the pone was to come. He graphically re
cited how wten The came, borne aloft on a
scarlet canopy upon the shoulclers of men,
every one wondered whether the still figure
felt the a.pprehension of the moment as the
crowd did. Leb's eyes were raised In bless
ing, and his hand held aloft in a gesture of
benediction; his eye was bright, and en al
most celestial smile was on his pale, ema
ciated face.
"Every one there," said Dr. Rooker,."felt
that as the pope passed up the aisle he had
looked into every eye with a great exprgs
sion of love and tenderness. Seventy thou
sand persons roared and tears streamed
from every eye. They loved him. It is the
same today. Without a shadow of 'ower
or armed strength or force he has guided
their destinies for twenty-five years. Ny
man can receive such unselfish, sinceri
tribute as that poor old man, nearly ninety
three years of age."
The pope will complete his twenty-4fth
year of the papacy day after tomorrow.
Judge Ashley M. Gould responded to the
toast. "The President;" Rev. Patrick Quill
responded to -the toast, "The Alumni," and
Father Fink, president of Gonzaga, spoke
of "Our College."
Those Who Were Present.
Among those present were:
Rev. E. X. Fini, S. J.; Rev. J. J. O'Con
nor, S. J.; Monsignor Diomede Falconlo,
archbishop of Garissa; Judge Ashley M.
Gould, Monsignor F. 7,. Booker, Leon To
briner, Jno. Doyle Carmody, Allison Nal
lor, Henry Litchileld West. Dr. Franklin T.
Howe, CLas. B. Bailey, Win. A. Shreve, J.
Harry Buscher, .7, F. McKaig-, M. D. ;-J. P.
Bergen, J. Wilse Byrnes. H. L. Quinn, W. I.
Plant, 0. T. Ca1'rigan, Win. A. Crawford,
Chas. L. Ferry, Jar. A. Petty. Jno. E. Fen
wick, F. J. Diemner, Win. M. Deviney, Owen
J. Cleary, B. F. Saul, J. rrank Ferry, H.
G. Thyson, Jr.; J. Vincent Coughlan, Harry
A. Hegarty, Geco. A. Ferry, Ed. J. Quinlan,
3. Edw. Corolly, Cha.s. E. Ardmore, J7. Al
bert Kummer, Fred. L. Devereux, J. 3.
Fuller, jr.; C. W. Mattingly, J..J. Kennelly,
C. L. Eckloff, Jas. P. Ryder, P. T. McCar
tin, F. P. Sheehy, Jas. H. Forsythe, Vin
cent A. Sheehy, Jno. W. Schaefer, Milford
Fishman, J. Blake Clark, Chan. W. Floeck
er, E. J. Devitt, 5. J7.; James 2E. Toomey,
Joe. J7. Murphy, Thos. -H. Crook, W. H.
Wallace, H. F. Qloetsner, Win. P. Nor,
moyle. C. W. Downing, D. H. Gatti, Edw.
P. Swo.rts, Rev. M. A. McLaughlin, S. ..
Rev. W. J7. Tynah, 5. J.; C. C. Willard,
Rossa F. Downing. Rev. John A. Chester,
8. J7.; 5. .J. Kub,el, Rev. . H. H4nn, S. 3.;
Daniel O'C. Callaghan, James F. Oyster;
Rev. Samuel Cahill, 8. 3.;, Ambrose L.
Sha,fer, J7. J7. Repetti, M. D.; Henry A.
Mullan, Rev. 3. ?leming, 8. 3.; Win. L.
Soleau, T. Barret, . .;; Rev. Win. Brown
rigg. 5. 3.; Monsignor Marchetti, papal sec
retary; Dr. Geo. J. Lochboehler, Dr. John
Eon Eliot, Rev. PatrickeQuill, 8. 3.; Louis
E. Cross, Aloysius 3. Mudd, Claude V. Col
ford, Frank G. Bosweil, F. T. Neebc
Jno. E. Burch, Thos. Haan, John.J. Foley,
Thos. P. KenneHly, Clarence F. Donohoe,
Maurice A. Wolfe, Matthew F. Halloran,
John S. Ilolan, Geo. T. Kolb, ~. M. Brid
get, E. Volgt, W. L. Chambran
~ T Alu3Bni Ocers.
,The officers of the Alumni Soelety are as
Allison Nailor, president: Bessa F. Down
ing, .-vice presi4eent; William L.. ~olaauj,
treasurer, and Henry A. Hegarty, secretary.
Banquet comzmittee-W. L. Soleag, chair
aman: J7. V. Coughlin, Milford Fisman, J. H.
Forsyth .aad E. P, Sehwarts.
Reception commaittee -3. D. Carmody,
ebairman; Joseph L. Weller, Francis Ferry,
Vincent Sheehy, W. H. Lesley, 5.3J. Eub~el,
L. d, Walker, C. L. NEkioff, Thomas Ken
neily,,. G. ,L. ,wa4r Charles Ferry,
Franis Seehy lesFloecker, Clarence
Donoboe and B, F. 9aul.
Ntt4 A4ammaieva ARt#sml.t p
tbesa WaUy maan
The New York UgtilB ts6e asy
Besndlmg a mete 4f s e s atd the ari
denols.gOf gpM00ndn ip ne*
yiGs- Aspifi*es, t 3q4 M' s *
Titme Wa, 14th and 3.
Matbas and CMh 1
Portieres i
HiE -bigger the sel
portunity for mor
stock last month 1
partments has b
for this seasot of the ye
duced prices-materiall;
in another reduction-t
that have been left.
Silk, Mercerised;-and Tapestry Por
tieres, in 12 Shades of Red.
Were. Now.
3 pairs Portieres.. $6.50 $3.75
2 pairs Portieres.. $5.oo $3.95
2 pairs Portieres.. $6.00 $4.50
2-pairs Portieres. .$15.00 $11-50
i pair Portieres, .$12.50 $9.50
4 pairs Portieres.. $6.oo $3.75
i -pair Portieres.. $5.50 $3.90
1/ prs. Portieres. $9.00 $6.75
i pair Portieres.. $3.25 $2.75
i pair Portieres.. $8.oo $5.00
i pair Portieres...$10.0o $7.00
i pair Portieres.. $7.50 $4.25
'Nine Shades of Rose.
Were. Now.
4 pairs Portieres.. $6.50 $4-t5
i pair Portieres. .$I1.50 $8.90
i. pair Portieres.. $3.75 $2.50
i pair Portieres.. $7.50 $5.75
i pair Portieres. .$13.50 $10.50
i pair Portieres.. $7.50 $5-50
4 pairs Portieres.. $5.50 $4.00
r pair Portieres.. $9.oo $5-90
i pair Portieres.. $5-5o $4.25
Twelve Shades of Green.
Were. Now.
4 pairs Portieres. .$16.oo $13.50
i/ prs. Portieres. $6.50 $5.00
i pair Portieres.. $7.75 $6.00
i pair Portieres.. $8.00 $5.50
6 pairs Portieres.. $5.00 $3.95
i pair Portieres. .$11.00 $8.75
x pair Portieres.. $4.50 $3.50
t pair Portieres. . $9.oo $6.75
13/ prs. Portieres. $3.75 $2.75
2 pairs Portieres.. $6.5o $4.75
4 pairs Portieres. . $7.50 $5.75
2 pairs Portieres.. $9.50 $7.25
2 pairs Portieres.. $6.5o $3.75
Five Shades of Blue.
Were. Now.
5-pairs Portieres.. $5.oo $3.90
i pair Portieres.. $6.00 $4-25
4 pairs Portieres. $4-50 -$3.25
u ar.pair Portieres.. $18.oo $12-50
4 pairs Portieres. . $4.50 $3.50
Brussels, Renna., Irish
Polnt, Nottingham and
Ruffled Net and Muslin
W. B. MOSES & Sc
Public Schools Criticised.
To the Editor of The Evening Star:
One cannot fall to be much interested in
your intervIew with Mr. .fames H. Fitz Si
mon of Argentina, in your Issue of this date.
But that Interest needs be madly mixed
wIth shame -that it is possible, and justly
so. for him to so severely score this land
for its widespread Ignorance of geography.
Were Mr. Fitz Simons' criticisms only ap
plicable to um because of our ignorance of
his adopted land It would be bad enough;
but it Is a fact that that sort of ignorance
Is to be here found on every hand and re
garding all lands. And I am quite sure that
Mr. Fitz Simon will finally have to go to
Gennany to get the class of teachers he Is
looking for.
Our much vaunted public schools are at
the bottom of this. The High School grad
uate, here in Washington, leaves- that- insti
tution with a "diploma," less thoroughly In
formed In geography, political, physical or
comiserclar than was the average private
school'boy at ten years of age In my boy
hood:days. In a'recent conversation with.
a lad just ready- to enter one of our high
schools. I was surprised to hear him refer
to .the German river Elbe as though It
were spelled Elb. On correcting him, he
very confidently assured me that so he had
been taught to ponounce the name. The
next day I callei up on the 'phone a "pro
fessor" at the High School to which .this
lad expects -to be admitted and, wIthout
giving my name, asited if he could tell .sne
the name of the river or estuary on which
was situated the German city of Hamburg.
He asked me to 'hold the 'phone," evident
ly white he looked it up (!), and in a sno
ment Informed me It "1s on the Elb iver."
. Sac then an article in one of our pa
pers, *rrittEn,- by -a Washingtoni High School
gradua.e.. has -contained eleven niisstate
ments-of fact;4In a tdtal of fourteen regard
ing Germaa seaports. -
-I have been-an eingiyer of youth. mlinly
as stenographers or clerks, ter .the past
qurter of a century. My experience Inl
that tinle has convinced me of the unwis
doms of employing In such capacities any
graduates of public schools.
Newspaper ranks are now largely occupied
by public school young men and women.
Who j. so hardy as tp deny that In any
heue eCWany Anericati daily It 1 asIly poe
able to-Snd as half-dosn glaring. mrrrs in
*i exhibiti of stupendous igherance of
Widctatsto pay public schoof
'm w les th~ai we pay serubwounen at
the aptl and- the latter are nt over
~M, d eav, the selecties of' test books
to ensmlitte not at ait capable of 4
ter -,espective merits we cahpe
otIgbetter. soma 4tMl.a ee 31ae a
iaat lab~gI be4ctea teapet be
ei.us. s test- bak ndhe f d in whls
its aether ha sIpdup dig
%e. UWn DA
rnd Lace
imall lots to go
smaller prices.
liing, the bigger the op
a selling. Since we took
he selling in these de
een beyond- all records
ar. To be sure we re
(-and that now i esults
close out the small lots
Brussels Curtains.
Were. Now.
3 pairs Curtains.. $9.o $7.50
2 pairs Curtains...$28.oo $17.50
2 pairs Curtains..$II.5o $9.00
2 pairs Curtains.. $7.50 $6.50
RIenalsance Curtains.
Wer. Now.
3 pairs Curtains. . $4.25 $3.00
4 pairs Curtains. . $4.50 $3.75
3 pairs Curtains. $4.50 ~$3-50
2 pairs Curtains.. $8.00 $5.50
3 pairs Curtains. .$2ooo $16.75
3 pairs Curtains. .$i5.oo $12.50
2 pairs Curtains. .$18.oo $4.5o
3 pairs Curtains. .$14.50 $12.00
2 pairs Curtains: .$i6.oo $12.75
2 pairs Curtains. .$30.oo $19.50
Idsh Ppin t.
Were. Now.
2 pairs Curtains. .$13.50 $10.00
3 pairs Curtains..$22.50 $16.75
2 pairs Curtains. .$12.oo. $9.25
3 pairs Curtains. .$1o.50 $8.25
4 pairs Curtains.. $8-50 $7.00
2 pairs Curtains.'. $4.50 $3.75
2 pairs Curtains.. $4.50 - $3.50
2 pairs Curtains. $5.50 $4.25
3 pairs Curtains.. $5.50 $3.75
Nottingham Curtains.
2 pairs Curtains.. .$2.25 to $1.75
6 pairs Curtains. .$a.25 to $i.75
3 pairs Curtains.. .$2.75 to $2.1o
5 pairs Curtains.. .$I.75 to $1.25
4 pairs Curtains. . .$1.25 to 95c.
5 pairs Curtains.. .$I.5o to $1.05
3 pairs Curtains.. .$2.75 to $2.1o
2 pairs Curtains...$2.5o to $1.65
3 pairs Curtains.. .$2.oo to $1.45
a pairs Curtains.. .$2.50 to $1.95
3 pairs Curtains... $4.75 to $4.00
3 pairs Curtains.. .$3.25"to $2.75
2 pairs Curtains.. $3-50 to $2.80
3 pairs Curtains.. .$3.00 to $2.25 v
3 pairs Curtains.. .$375 to $3.00
3 pairs Curtains... $3.50 to $2.5o
5 pairs Curtains... 9oc. to 7oc.
4 pairs Curtains.. 90c. to 75c.
4 pairs Curtains.. .$o.0 to $r.1o
Ruffled Cuttaini.
3 pairs Curtains.. $1.50 to $1.15
5 pairs Curtains.. .$I.75 to $1.25
2 pairs Curtains.. .$1.50 to 95c.
2 pairs Curtains... $2.25 to $I.45
2 pairs Curtains.. .$r.25 to 9oc.
3 pairs Curtains. . .$I.75 to $1.35
5 pairs Curtains.. .$zoo to $1.40
2 pairs Curtains.. .$2.25 to $1.65
INS, F St., Cor. 11th.
The Waste B Faia ncs.
To the Editor of The Ev*aing Star:;
Last- week there was published In your
paper a letter, wherein some one gave ex
pression to their righteoius Indignation re
garding the great amount of greasy, unsight
ly paper which, at all4imes. garnishes our
parkings, pavements and streets, and I
think a little experience of inllae in that
direction might, If thus aire, give a little
helpful sugtion.
A short time ago a large apartmdiitt
dwelling was built In our- immediate neigh
borhood, and at the noon hour -some fifteen
workmen came to alt under our shade
trees to eat their luncheons. Tis was a
matter pleasing In Itself; but alas, after the
men had gne back to work, they had,
thoughtie sy. strdwn the papers. made~
greasy by the jtables wrapped In them. all
over-the place, and how It did look! 'Well.
what kindly breeses did.not carry away I
picked up myself at night, and a few times
paid ~me boy to gather tagg up for me,
but thsthing wae to last t1e Vilate.=esson.
nis S bal ad tlie~ - o de
posit their [email protected] pagir in thMs.barreL. Well,
after this I had mech lens tranMea, id since
there is at all taerslaing going
on in the city, this waste-piaper barrel, once
establIs.hed-Insisted upon--I am sure that a
go4y portion of such unsigh iy paper
would vanish from our streets. Ofcourse,
this Is not the only souree of the trouble.
but It is an impot t one, ad should be
done awar gih OUEElEt
Anaetia -and Vicinity
JT. -Adam Bade. eqngressman-elect from
Minnesota~ hRs been. visiting former friends
in Anacostla, by whom he .ha been shown -
places familiar to him -a namber of years
ago. Mr. Bede conducted a newspaper In
Anacostia When a resident of' this place. He
made many frinds here, aji of whom unit
ed In' extending to his a cordial welcome e
his return.
The condition of Rev. 31. Porter SnelU,
who was attacked by paralysis while
preaching at Garden Memorial Presbyterian
Chumeh.~ oh Iinnesota atenue. In Anacostia,
last Spaday, wais, -stted last evening to be
favorable. Hopee-dre entertained that he
wil recover.
Rev. WIDllard G. Davenport. the recter et
the u 1Church ,
hsreu ro a vacation,spu
able -to be aheua.
Miss~roo BrunmeW t isttis section
diedMold ai the residence of her br-other
in-lw WlnW. Conne, on a farm be
. os Ib - man, who
to Me la#es'mrested sey
eal days since by -~e Whuen s een.
plainit er V Sbme ofrseese that
phaee enheseame the g'rissers ais. It
wast a b stek d n ter
the lp == 40he -oisthe ta
Isa3ath*eise.#ut e

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