The Hub Furniture Co.
We treat everybody
bring us another one. (
We run our business on
turning over of our stock
prices you will never go
In our Metal Bed Department
we display more styles of brass,
white and fancy enameled Beds
than any three stores usually show.
The pick of designs of the largest
manufacturers of the country.
$1 45 for double-size White
Enameled Bed; cost
$3.50 for fine Brass Trimmed
White Enameled Bed;
cost elsewhere, $5-oo.
$17 50 for Handsome All
" brass Bed, heavy
posts; cost elsewhere, $25.00.
$9.50 for a Handsome Roll
* "Go-Cart; best gear; cost
$1 275 for Fine Rattan Go
* ~ Cart; cost elsewhere,
We show more styles of Chiffon
ieres in the different finishes than
any store in the city; whether in
oak, birch or mahogany.
$750 for large Oak Chiffon
ier; five drawers, with
mirror; cost you elsewhere, $io.oo.
$3"95 for excellent large Oak
construction; cost elsewhere,$6.oo.
$19.25 for beautiful Bird's
eye Maple Chiffon
ier; cost elsewhere, $25.00.
That means the new
tions as to choice. No r
purpose of the sale, so a
All the used Piani
amounting in many I
The entire building
'spacious store in the city
ing with the size of the e
Knabes and other' Piano
This Removal S
to buy a Piano at a
terms if you prefer.
---Owen does the most1
Artistic Tailoring for
-AU fabrics are reduced from 10% to 20%
now, ofEring a good chance to haye a gown or
jacket tailored at a great maving.
Ownnn""|.a 433 11lth St.
Nothing can be more embar
rassmng or humiliating
to man or woman
~ RED NOSE
Anl frritat.d or Inlamned ceattons
of the a ar.ed .nrnanuity
n a -dc tn e tre oa
ohin H. Woodbury D. I.,
UHAbW & UDRET RILDG..
aan 11th. am. I at. a.w.. Wauhinat.
SCorner1th andtD Sts.
RE THAT SAVES YOI
fairly and liberally. Wei
Only one way to do this-g<
the idea of small profits, c
:. If you once get acquainte
Mattings and Rugs.
Mattings of every description.
The newest product of the largest
factories of China and Japan, we
insure you a positive saving of
fully 25 per cent on this season's
1Sc- for a good quality Fancy
China Matting; cost else
20c- for an Extra Heavy Fancy
Matting; cost elsewhere,
221/-c. for a very fine Heavy
weight China Mat
ting; cost elsewhere, 30c.
25c- for carpet weaves of fine
Jap. Matting; cost else
98c. for Velvet and Axminster
Rugs, with fringe.
$14.50 for 9X12 carpet size
* Brussels Rug; cost
gc. for Fancy China Matting;
cost elsewhere, 15c.
Extension Tables of every
kind; from the low price to the
massive Pedestal Tables.
$8.75 for large heavy Oak
Extension Table ; nicely
carved; cost elsewhere, $12.
$3 95 for the best 6-foot, 5
leg, Extension Table
ever offered for less than $6.
$18.50 for beautiful round
Pedestal Table, piano
polish, finest quartered oak; cost
CREBDIT Forv ery
th and D Sts0 ]
the price of es
no in Stock .
Knabes, Emersons, Smith & Barnes
eservations whatever. We prefer t<
s to save moving the stock.
)s in stock are offered i
nstances to a third off v
ew Location V
=1220 F St
will be occupied as the home of Km:
devoted exclusively to the sale of Pi
stablishment and will be calculated t<
s of notable excellence.
ile offers you the opp
bargain price. You nm
09 PennsylvanIa Aveni
READY TO EAT
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At Your Grocer
 oyal Bhue
es em. Therr marked at 5seal prism 3We.
fis ebh. .IW?s,sFt.sma
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and I.r Pa.Ave
The Hub Furniture Co.
trive to make each sale
)od goods at fair prices.
juick sales and the rapid
d with our furniture and
Bed Room Suites.
We show a hundred styles in
Bed Room Furniture, from low
priced Oak Suites up to finest Ma
$12.95 for three-piece Oak
*Suite ; cost elsewhere,
$24 50 for a pretty swelled
front Golden Oak
Suite; large plate mirror; cost
$33.50 for large, finely fin
ished Quartered Oak
Bed Room Suite; cost elsewhere,
59C. for Oak Cane-seat Chair;
cost elsewhere, $1.oo.
95c. for large Oak Dining
Room Chair; cost else
$1.25 for fine Oak Dining
Room Chair; cost else
Complete new line of Parlor
Suites in the latest designs of
frames, both in 3 and 5-piece
suites, covered in Tapestry Silk
Damask Plushes. Veronas of
$12,715 for three-piece, deli
cately carved frame,
covered in silk damask ; cost else
$7.50 for three-piece tapestry
covered Suite; cost else
$26 50 for large five-piece
*Suite; heavy frame,
covered in silk damask, tufted
back; cost elsewhere, $35.00.
0 0 %
and Heller Pianos. No restric
sell every Piano, that being the
it greater reductions,
rhat they'd ordinarily
bhe Pianos. It will be the most
anos. The stock will be in keep
>appease every demand for
ortunity of the year
my pay on the usual
Baltimore & Ohio
AIJWAYS ON TIME 2
AIL PARLOR CARs.
NO EZo01 WARB,
means Wabiugte, 8:e P.M.
Ant,.. 1Rew Ibk, S:ee .M.
Deftad het imed.to atr ia.
n osnnection rwnh the proceena at 1e
inutttutedby Chartles A. De Ataao4 eaial
Gen. Yrai. C.. Atmmeetir to veaofer da
C's d1.s te8Inam o h
PRSIBE W TTI
Written to Ol1 Howell of
HE DZFND HIS N2POINTENT"
IN eo1 .
Declares There is No Foundation foi
the Criticina Regarding
The following letter written by the Presi
deat to Ctark Howell. editor of the Atiants
Cdnstttution, was given out at the Whit4
House today: "
- WHITE HOUSP.
Washington, Abruary 24, 1908
My Dear Mr. Howell:
I have a high opinion of the gentlemai
you mention, and if the opportunity occurs
I shall be glad to do anything I can fos
Now as to what you. may concerning fed
eral appointments in the south. Frankly, it
seems to me that my appointments speal
for themselves and that my policy is self
explanatory. So far from feeling that they
need the slightest apology or justifcation,
my position is that on the strength of wllat
I have done I have the right to claim the
support of all good citizens who wish not
only a high standard of federal service but
fair and equitable dealing to the south as
well as to the north,, and a policy of con
sistent justice and good will toward all men.
In making appointments I have sought to
consider the feelings of the people of each
locality so far as I could consistently do sc
without sacrificing principle. The prime
tests ? have applied have been those of
character, fitness and ability, and when ]
have been dissatisfied with what has been
offered within my own party lines I have
without hestitation gone to the opposite
party-and you are of course aware that I
have repeatedly done this in your own state
of Georgia. I oertainiy- cannot treat mere
color as a permanent bar'to holding diloe,
any more then I could so treat creed or
btrthplace-always provided that in othei
respects the applicant or incumbent is a
worthy and well-behaved American citizen.
Just as little will I treat it as conferring a
right to hold office. I have scant tr-mpathy
with the mere doctrinaire, with the man of
mere theory who refuses to face facti; but
do you not think that in the long run it is
safer for everybody if we act on the mottc
"all men up," rather than that of "some
Judge by His Acts.
I ask you to judge not by what I say, but
by what during the last seventeen months
I have actually done. In your own state
of Georgia you are competent to judge fror
your own experience. Ia.thp. great bulk of
the cases I have reappointedt President Mc
Kinley's appointees. The- changes I have
made, such as that in the:potmastershil
at Athens and in the surveyorship at At
lanta, were, as I think you will agree,
cnanges for the bettes:. and not for the
worse. It happens that in.each of these
offices I have appointed a swhite man tc
succeed a colored man.- In South Carolina
I have similarly appointed :a white post
master to succeed a colored postmaster.
Again, in South Carolina.I have nominated
a colored man to fill a vacancy in the posi
tion of collector of the port of Cnarleston,
just as in Georgia I have rteappointed the
colored man who is now serving as col
lector of the port of Savan h. Both are
fit men. Why the appointtnent of one
should cause any more excitement than the
appointment of the other I an wholly at a
loss to imagine. As I am writing to a man
of keen and trained inteIlgen.c I need
hardly say that to coniedf either of these
appointments, or any .r alt my other ap
pointments, or my aotons in upholding the
law at Indianola, with such questions as
"social equality" and "negro domination"
Is as absurd as to connect them with the
nebular hypothesis or the theory of atoms.
I have consulted freely with your owrn
senators and congressmen as to the char
acter and capac y of ann appointee in
Georgia concerning whom there was quea
tion. My party advisers in the state have
been Major Hanson of Macon, Mr. Walter
Johnson of Atlanta-both of them ex-con
federate soldiers-,and Mr. Harry Stillwel
Edwards, also of liacon. I believe you will
agree with me that in no state would it be
possible to find gentlemen abler and more
upright or better qualified to fill the posi
tions they have filled with reference to me.
In every instance where these gentlemen
have united in making a recommendation I
have been able to follow their advice. Am
I not right in saying that the federal office
holders whom I have appointed throughout
your state are as a body of men and women
of a high order of efficiency and integrity
-you know of any federal offce holder in
Georgia of whom this is qaot true pray let
me know at once. I will welcome testi
mony from you or from any other reputabie
citizen which will teno to show that a
given public offcer is unworthy; and, jnost
emphatically, short will be the shrif of
Iany one whose lack of worth is proven.
Incidentally I may mention that a large
ppercentage of the incumbents of federal
offces in Georgia under me are, as I undel'
stand It, of your own political faith. B3ut
they are su.pported by me in every way as
long as they continue to render good and
faithful service to the public.
Same in Other States.
This is true of your own state, and by
applying to Mr. Thomas Nelson- Page of
Virginia. to Gen. Basil Duke of Kentucky,
to Mr. George Crawford of Tennessee,
to Mr. John McIlhenny of Louisiana,
to Judgje Jonee of Alabama and -Mr.
IEdgar L. Wilson of Mineissippi, all of
them democrats and all of them men
of the highest standing in their respec
tive communities, you will find that what
I have done in Georgia stand. not as the
exception, but as the rule, for what I haite
done throughout the south. I have good
Preason to believe that myr appointees in the
different states mentioned'.afld as the sun
pof the parts is the whole, necessarily in the
south at large-represent not merely an
improvement upon those whose places they
took, but, upon the whole, a higher stand
ard of federal service than has hitherto been
Iattained in the communities in question.
may add that the proportion of colored men
pamong these new appointees Is only about
one in a hundred.
"In view of all these facts I have hee.a
Ssurprised and somewhat 'paIned at what
seems to' me the incomprehxensible outc'y
in the south about my-ation's-an outcry
Iapparently started ip f ~Kork for rea
sons wholly unconnecc hthe ques'
tion nominally at. issu ~ m concerned
at the attitude thus ~1 a o many of
the southern people; bdt" *.n not in the
least angry, and still es'!4 this att:tude
have the effect of mk te swerve oni
hair's breadth to' -~4or the other
from the course I edW'nf~ro out-the
course I have consisterL - i'oWed in the
pgst and shall consis follow in thei
future. With regard,
THEODO E NOOSEVELT.
Hon. Clark Howell,Ef"ti Constitution,
Building permits we issued today as
follows: Franklin L. n thre'e three
story and cellar bridir 0 gs, 80IA 11I4
and 8016 18th street n t, Columbia
Heights; cost, $12,500. A. Seits, re
pairs to 477 Pennsylvaak avenue north.
west; cost, $250. J. Van Ness Phillips, re
pairs to .916 Lonusama enue-nerthwest;
cost, $200. Fred. Keppler, two frame sheds,
rear of 465 and .467 G streei northwest; cost,
In the Intemat a.ttle,
Mr. John h, sEgn=a * ir~ Torg, 5
dent of thenAneriemn ,eiely- for Qte Pre
vention et duettedd has Iseit
Qae cIny seven ,:dar to e at.
Triina D E P.A
Spring Suits W
and $18.00 - -
A shrewd purchase-a wond
told. Today's" selling was an ext
lon to rasp such an opportuni
es are the latest creations is h
cheviot seres and novelty fabries; in blac
out cae; some handsomely trimmed in be
new paR sleeves; some postiliea bac
skirts are al eut in the latest egect
drop skirts. Al ahres from as to 42. 8kir
somewhat boken, thee tae not all sizes is
Rensm br" mts o rh ;2 m0, $15 ad
Wrappers and I
$1 and $1,25 Wrapper
A delayed shipment of Lght-weigbt Wrapp
has just arrived. We announced teir sale 1
Thursday. and. jdging from the throngs i
availed themselves of this special item, they
They are made of exceptionally high-grade l
digo blue, turkey red, silver, gray and black;
ming, forming yoke In Vandyke style, with brea
ored embroidery; others have double rufies acres
shoulders; extra widths and lengths; bought orii
$1.25. Bebuildibg Price, m8e.
69c. Waists, 57c. $1.25
A special lot of New Spring A U
Waists; white grounds, with dots, styles; sot
block effects and diamond flgures; brolder fJ
in colors and blacks; pleated ing ana
fronts and button-side effects- with lace
stock collar with turn-over, and fronts; all
pearl buttons; a regular 0e. gar- new-cut
ment for spring wear Rebuilding stock col
Price, 57e. cial, Mc.
Spring Dry and Dr<
New Spring Voiles
A large lot of new and attractive Spring Vol
all wool. Specially adaptable for spring c
g shades of new blue, old rose, cream. gre
cte ents. Bebulie Price, 89 cents.
15c. Lawns, 9%c. 19c. l
Sheer Striped Lawns and Nain- Black,
sook;'ve neat and desirable pat- end tan a
terns. The kind and qualities Ity
generally used for spring waists. for a "
Usually Ie. a yard. Rebuilding ing wear.
Price, 9%c. the Prce
Dress Ginghams, Swis,
50 pieces of extra quality Dress
Ginghams. Wide and narrow Beautift
stripe, checks and 8gured do- feets in
signs; also a few madras effects gandies.
in the showing. Rebuilding Price, and dak
1234c. Price, 12l
Millinery Spe- La
A duo of special attrac
tions from our Millinery A la e ot
Trinning Department; Every pattern th
25c. Roses, Embroi6
* 2One lot of
A large showing of excel- soiled Embroide
lent quality Muslin Roses. nants. Excellen
Three in a bunch. White ment of f a s h
and colors. A most sea- widths and pat
mina R dgularly sold at 25. lng. ilebuildin
Rebuilding Price, 12%c. per yard, 8%c.
GEN. W. F. SMITH DEAD
ONE OF THE FAXOUS CIVIL WAE
Passed Away at His Home in Phila
delphia at the Age of
A dispatch from Philadelphia yesterday
says: Major General William Farrar Smith.,
of whom General Grant said, "'Baldy'
Smith is the only man competent to suc
ceed me in the command of the army," died
at his home in this city late last night.
Although In his eightieth year, General
Smith had continued in the active perform
sance of his duties as government engineer
In charge of the river and harbor work for
Maryland and Delaware until a year ago.
The cold which finally resulted in his death
was contracted last November.
For the last ten years of his life General
Smith was before the public as the prin
cipal 'igure in the long controvery~ over the.
question whether he or General Rosecrans
originated the plan by which the Army of
the Cumberland was relieved In October,
1803, by the opening of the river line from
Chattanooga to Bridgeport by way of
Brown's Ferry. This movement saved the
Union forces from starvation, and capture.
Nearly thirty years after the BroWh'e Fer
ry expedition, General Rosecrans, in. a
magazine article. claimed the credit for the
move. General Smith replied In an article,
in which he declared that he had organized
the expedition. The controversy was not
settled until two years ago, when a board
of army officers, for whose appointment
General Smith had asked, decided that the
credit was due to Rosecrans, and that Gen
eral Smith had no share In the maneuvers.
General Smith replied in a long review of
the board's findings, winding u.p with the
declaration that, while every scrap of evi
dnce In his favor had been rejected, all In
favor of Rosecrans had been accepted.
In 1867, after twenty-.t,wo years of active
service. Genemal Smith resigned from the
army. He :had married Miss Sarah Lyon
of New York, in 1860, and after the war he
went to .that city to live. He was mode
president of the board of polHee commission
ers In 1875, a posit.ion subsequently fi-led by
General Smith Wlas a native of St. Abbans,
Vt. He was appointed to the Military Acad
emy at West Point In 1841, aind at gradua
tion was fourth In 'the class of '45. In the
same class were Fitz John Porter and Gor
don Graager. He was commissioned a EeC
ond lieutenent in the topographical engi
neers, and from November, 1846, to August,
1848, be was acting as assistant professor
of maa.thienmtlics at the West Poinit Acade
my. Afterward he was engaged In the sur
vey of the Lakee Superior region, and of the
military rmd to California, and served on
the Mexican boundary conimssion. He had
risen to the rank of captain, and was serv
ing as secretary of 'the lHgh.thouse board alt
Washington whien 'te war of the rebellion
broke oult. When the President called for
volunteers Captain Smnitih o'btaji'ed leave of
absence and .was given by the state autori
ties of Vermont commoand of the 3d Ver
mont Regimemi. He was with that regi
ment In the firsit batitle olf Bui Run, and
afterward assisted In reorganIsing .the de
feted Uioni army. He was promoted to be
braer general of volunteers In August.
1861, and was soon afterward assigned to
the ommnand oaf a division.
He assisted General McClellan In organiz
ing the Army of the Potomac. When that
army started on the Peninsula campaign
Geeral Smith commanded a division in the
corps of General Keyes, afterward known
as the Fourth Corps buet just before the
army moved from Yorktown up the Penin
sa General- Smtts division- was trans
fered to the Sixth Corpp, CENflalA4de by
ggn; Wipliam B. -Fran1Hn~ General SmthU
participated in ill the principal engage-'
ments dusing that campaign. and- afterward
iras:at Antietam.s At the battle of Freder
ichs erg he commanded the Sixth. - Orps.
ftTMEN T S T
7 $/tret- t5-f M,r.et
-'s-Sale of New
Torth $12.50, $15.04
m htsa - s g
erful sale. That's the entire story tersel;
iting paragraph. It didn't take Wa
ty. Better avail yourself of this chanc
uss'lilb. and "Iorf.m sets, he cloths a .
bble,tn,castor,, browne and g rays. oas.
isati and tait eem soe plain tailor-amade
kin; and same pilt skirt styles,
I, some plain and some trimmed; some box-pt hed
lengths hrom 41 to 45. As this i a W~ea ell'h
very style. het all aises in soms style. t is lmpos.i
to be ted-tle sooner you eail, the better r
$18 al............ ....................,
Waists. Muslin I
must be wender,ully 15c. C
ercaa Incmlos ~A speial lot of
reale, in ealos of in- sarplice necks;
tells finished with e. some with lace
yoke, with rame over ' jO'
dnally to sell at $1 and _________
Waists, 95c. 25c. for
I showing of India 1An- rows of Bna lace and b
s; a variety of select armholes fnished with
ue with the all-over em- tion acros front-aeek
rents; some with insert- in yoke rnm.; trimmed
tuck front, and some some rmes,' with two i
embroidery and plaited bemstitched and embro
ave th plaied ba.u is. The entire lot wo
ar; worth $1.25. - 39c. for <
with treat of solid emb
j , . of fine tuck and Hami
.'~SS Good e with rows dt Val. lace;
*of Cornet Covers-cambr
lace; also embroidery t:
trimmed with hematite
. c d n some effects-worth up
lee, 88 inchee wide and
at"ms. All the new 69c. for :
lsees. Draw wide s
with leesad embnide
two rwm of e bem: a
light blue, gray pink eeptioally graded qu
lects In aelent qual- Price, Ge.
a. hpeclally suitable x
raists and summer even
Full widths cut from
h ebuild- Special-2!
Organdies, Aer special,,a
12 c.ferent and beautiful
12 * set Covers; low and
irrd and Apral ef. neck and armholes;
quality Swiss Or- embroidery; all sise
rg varety of ligh 12%e.
ces and Embroideri
25c. Spring Laces, 1 ic.
f all the season's most popular effects to Venice,
fedallion, straight and leaf effects; in butter. Arab
latest creation for dress trimmings. Bought to se
lery, Torchon Laces, 12/4
.y. 6c. Ta
sllrtly 12-yard pieces of Tor- Large lc
ysem- chon laces, machine ity Sheer
I o n able made, with heavy edges; white on]
erns. In- large a s a o r t ment of narrow
wd heed- widths. Asna special re- stitchede
Price, building leader, per necessity
pleee, dc. costume.
ferred to the Army of the Potomac, and
participated in all the engagements which
ended with the capture of Richmond. Mean
while General Smith had been promoted to
be major general of volunteers, and had
received several grades by brevet for gal
lant and meritorious service. At the close
of the war the Eighteenth Corps was con
solidated with the Tenth, and General
Smith was sent to New York city to await
orders. In 1865 he resigned from the volun
teer service, and in 1867 from tEe regular.
army. For several years he was president
of the International Telegraph Company.
Fifteen years ago General Smith was
placed in cberge of the river improvements
in Delaware and Maryland, and then came
to Phiadelpa to live.
"Baldy" Sith was the name by which
the general was best known. His prema
ture baldness was responsible for the title.
Mrs. Smith died three years ago. The
general leaves a daughter and a son, Miss
Clara Farrar Smith and Stuart Farrar
Smith, an assistant naval construotor. The
funeral services will be held at St. Ste
phen's Church Tuesday sorning.
The only organization to which General
Smith belonged was the Sons of the Revb
lution. He bad no connection with the
With the death of General Smith the
number of living commanders of arrly
corps in the civil war is reduced to Sour.
Defendants in Free-for-All Row Are
Brought Into Court.
A free-for-al fight, in which two men
were stabbed with a butcher knife, one
woman received a bladk eye, and another
woman bad her scalp cut open with a
chair, occurred In Marksd court southeast
about 6 o'clock Saturday night, and was
only brought to an end by the timely ar
riv'al of Policemen Cullinane and MarcosoB,
who bad their heads full in settling' the
The affair originated in a dispute be
tween George Barnes and Luther and
Frank Jackson, colored, and resulted in
Barnes receiving a stab wound on the
shoulder, and Harry Mathews, colored,
who took a hand with the intention of
stopping the fight, was also stabbed. The
fighting became general, and Ha,ttie Jace
son, wire of Luther, was struck over the
head with a chair, which indicted a scalp
wound-, and Rosie West received an Injury
from a kick under the left eye.
The affair wan partly aired in the Police
Court this afternoon, when Luther Jack
son was given the alternative by Judge
Kimball of paying a fine of $50 or remain
ing In jail for six nifnths for kicking' the
West woman in the eye. Ha and his
brother Frank were also charged jointly
on the same information with ssaulting
Barnes with a butcher knife, but the case
was continued until a later date, because
Barnes was unable to leave the hospital
The West woman and Hattie Jackson
stood trial before Judge Scott on a charge
of disorderly conduct, which resulted in
acquittal for the first named, while Hattie
will be deprived of her liberty for fifteen
days in default of a fine of $5 levied on
her by the court. Mathews and Shelton,
who were also charged with disorderly
conduct, forfeited $5 collateral.
Federation of Women's Clubs.
The regular toesting of the District Fed
era.toni of Women's CiiMs was held Satur
day errening at its-qiarters on 10th street.
Mrs. Girard, vice presdent of the Connecti
est ffate Fedea:utlon, and Mrs. Barroll, one
of it. proinnt meme., who were in the
city aMe.ngn the semiouas of the D. A. R.
congre., were the spnses' of *ae oeeesion.
Mrs. -Grard spoke amore espe sially of the
work of the lorestry commnittee for her
state, of Mach she is damiruma. a of the
ing the tres at ew lUte rasgtig
ett Mrs. BarieN w#ie based upon the [email protected]
meds by the fe4eraiieutfor the bameat
of the a oos
At- the annlntan of- Jhe testees Ut.
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padG twre 4.--.- to thee apeilmisa
~~,ep. A new o..pnams en
saainh -e -eQ fs QSla. emiea
CE ~fres wit!
R ES pura
S p w e '' of 'e***q
shington's conservative shoppers
quality ell-wel Vemetians. besdeloth,
a%e the ltles styles with am with
sd stitched. They are all mads with the
ems, with or without
ese, ad the lats ar
bie to deeetihe the o
)rset Covers, 7%c.
Hig-uliyCmli Osst Om ;
eat embroideqy cnd edaig sioaad the j
edging; bought to se at 1e. Re,,il,i g
sdlea' Corset Oovers, Drawers, Short Skirts,
SSkirts, Owns and Chemises.. The CUR
00 OVEfS are in 1 ieetsye,wt
eoatitehiag down the fret; trimed aw, an
ibbo; othe tve ews of embroidery laser
ead armholes trimmed. GOW2tS hawe lse tuees
eek and sleeves. DRAWERS iN 10 styles
ewe of lace insertion and lace ege - othes
dere. Short akirts, with wide camMrc rMf
"th from 3Sc. to 6oc. Rebullding PIes. Me.
Rmbric and Muslin Gowns, Drawers, Ooesed
overs, Long and Short Skirts and pemise
owns, both cabri sad muslin styles some
roldery and lace- lace lapels; aother am rows
ar n9erUn btWer have wielwnrV
athr wih arg rpines. Variety of strle
e ad lawn, trimmed with narrow3 bbe0 and
'immed frosts. Li i Shirns. with w1M rss
Iasd some with ce inserting; miy harl
to i etu-ldi g ries. ISe .. eaidig
aa. adsk c. Corsen Gwas ov e
h smbse Ceieebs m an aMlea
;asal styleo of ambdc and me. stitael
lee. aldrt with wide Sfoasesa of laws, with
IS lce ruee at bottom; Lf tc ths tot are
ility-wrft from SOe. to .1. ebofildlag
c. and 39c. Corset Cov
rehase of exceptionally values; i di
styles In Women's Cambric and tlira Oute
square necks; French styles; lace-trimmed
temstitcbed Gown frout; some trimmed with
1; usually sold at 26e, and Sc. Speial.
rest $1.25 and $1.50
bpigs, Skirts, 9c.
todrer ty and A very pci.wi s
11 at 25 cents, " a three atrctive styles
:Linen i n L ad1s' ilercerissd
bs, 5c. tIZFejetimd
t of extra qual
Linen Tabs. in me accordion plaited,
. Medium ad with underneath rudle,
ages. A spring Worth $1.25 al $l.0.
to a a' .'ahed
Rebuilding Price, Me.
HE IS DISSATISFIED
CODONEL PRATS GMEVAN=N
Believes N. Was Discrmina.tea
Against in Not Being Made a
The reasons for the resignation of Col. .
H. Pratt. U. S. A., of his duties as superin
tendent of the Carlile Indian School are
indicated by his correspondence with the
War Department prior to his retirement
January 16. Gen. Corbin wrote to Col.
Pratt congratulating him on his approaoh
ing promotion, saying that the question of
his immediate retirement was under con
sideration, and asking whether he would
not prefer to be retired upaon his own ap
plication. CoL. Pratt in feply sent a tele
gram, in which he maid:
"Twenty-eIght years on Indian duty and
away from strictly military routine indi
cates more value to government In present
duty. I shall be entitled to the a.dvanesd
grade on retirement. Allow me to sg1
that retired now a brigadier generalan
detailed here unde the provisions of the
act of Novemnber 8, 180S, I shall be eantn
to remain hege without regard to ag eo
long as my services are deemed t.ice
adextra pay in Indan bHi can
dropl This Is my applicatio.
Etust BEtire as OImL03
Gen. Cotbin, in a letter in rely dated
January I7, attted that as the regords fail
ed to ihow wherein CoL. Pratt had ezer
cised cmmndn of a higher grade than that
of captain, the Secretary reuctad
reaches the conclusion that the beet inter-.
ests of the service require his retirees t
Immedately uponm bis promotion to
colonelay, in order thuE a regimaema
he deprived "of an engperiencedodcrt
command It. January 18 CoL. Pratt sepUs6
that he had at Carlisle a larger cminassa
than that .of a colohel, that his duties we
of a military lhatot and -substantay
the same as those of a colonel, andta,
if ordered to the command of a regiment..
while he lght at first Qhl short is some of
the minor thins of military service it
would only be temuporary. He added:
will remember that twice early in our trem
ble with SpahM I Indicated my r.ndab=es
aiid preference to take part, either by en
listing Indiana or b,y joining my own regi
In reply. Janluary 30, Gen. Corbin sandi
"Is your letter of yesterday td be taken 4g
application to join regiment when eein
firmed colonel? This will take yeu to the
18th under orders for duty in the divison
of the Philippines. It was pa.umed you
desired to remnain on the work on which
you have selong been engaged."
Will Not Apply for a change.
On the same day Col. Pratt telegaphed:
"Your mm....e today. Having sugeted
aEnd built up this school, so long as co
ditions are endurable I cannot esenl
smek relief by asking ether duty." In a
personal letter of the ma.ne date Gen. Car
bin aid: "You arnl-uite in error If you
think that I entertain anything but the
kindliest of felingc toward you. I had in-*
structions to make order for your retire
ment on reaching sixty-two, but asked for
your retention until you were made colonel.
This was granted. Sti high rank of coIonel
is certainly recognlition that should appeal
to alL; Hennisee retired with that rank
after muoat contiuos servce but hed
never exercised the ean-ad tp coeloneicy,
ete.; etc. The thoudslt that aM dEiv a
men oulmd be retired as briger~
is lot Qhe mieene., hat wlQ ns
and I w ye .
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