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(H01 Regular p row's special Kid Gloves, < be guaranteed at our risk... Choice is offe Glace and 8-clasp match and prope Best $1 Gloves. This much confidence in these gloves-will gladly fit them without regard to an im mediate sale. The styles in clude 2-clasp Glace and 3-clasp Suede. Perfect fit, dainty styles and attractive shades best $I Gloves of our experi ence or yours. Parisian The late distribution makes I coming sale comparatively easy. know that Parisian Jewelry, as so When better values than lately giv sale an assured success. 48c to $ $12. The history of this Parisian Jewelr and returns with the latest novelties, f the few very exclusive New York stort as possible, and is off again for Paris. Palais Royal plays an important part Importer. This time it is nearly 1,000 Some of the jeweled pieces are curic unique and entirely different from the je partment store. 48c to $5 for $2 to $12 p "Opening" of F Is to be tomorrow's "Open ing" g" price for choice of the dainty new 25c Collars and Collar and Cuff Sets, in white and colors. C tomorrow for choice of the new 50c Neckwear.-Silk and Washable Stocks and Ties in a half hundred styles. Liebig's Beef, I (4 Bottle The price is suspiciously little tie is a guarantee that must allay a a special price for tomorrow onl will be sold any one purchaser. Snowberry Floating Soap....... Se Lyons' Tooth Powder...........16 Cuticura Soap...............50c Malvina Cream or Lotion.......39c Packer's Tar Soap..............14c Dr. Graves' Tooth Powder......20a La Belle Face Powder...........21o Ingram's Calla Cream...........39o KIenzel's Skin Bleach..........$1.00 Houbigant's Lotion.........$1.90 Pinaud's Eau de Quinine........370 Pozzoni's Complexion Powder.. .300 Houbigant's Rose Ideals........$2.80 Houbigant's Ideal Extract......8.47 "Cosmo" Soap, box...............15e Holmes' Fragrant Frostelia......17a BourJois' Java Rice ................20c Lundborg's Sachet Powders..... 10c Crown Smniing Saits .............450 a "4711" Glycerine Soap. box......35c "4711" Carbolic Soap, box........25c Witch Hazel Violet Water...... 120 Lantler's Almond Meal............21 * Roller Complexion Brushes......83o Harniach's Nail Enamel..........83c A New Chiffon and Horse Hair Brai of a flower or plume. It's one of 1 spring hats. It sells on sight. Best 25c Flowers. Roses, Violets and Field Flowers -the largest and best 25c bunches ere at the Palais Royal. We judge by the sales and what we hear. 44c for 50c Veils. The new plain and fancy meeh wellings at a special price for to morrow only. Best variety is linked with least price. Handkerchiefs at 33c. They are 50c quality,, pure linen Handkerchiefs, with hemstitched, embroidered and scalloped6 borders. A. not-to-be repeatedebargain. Belts and Gir'dles. The jewelry department's show ing of the new spring-summer styles will surely make headquar ters of the Palais Royal. Prices 48o to $6.8. ] s a spe of ch< in the * lea dr< tra Co Co de4 g for Spring Reefers of all a 5.Y5 wool cloth, with deep sailor or round collar, braid trim med. Some have lace-trimmed linen collar. Choice of fiye styles, in lises 1 to 6 years. -4cfor Girls' Wash Dlresses, Choice of six styles. All have full skirt, with deep hem. Bomne have, yokes of embroidery, with rufmes trimmed with embroIdery. Some. are in sailor effects. All are better than the usuial $1 Dresses--for only f~ or choIce of five new styles ~"~of Infants' Cape; some of muD: some of slk: embroldered and tucked; with and without ruche. One Pound < To widely and quiskly s$,estise i pound of sec cpgee wi be siven Stee Pals R< Its Royal. JRS, 8 A.M. TO 5:3o P.M.) atrons will appreciate to price of the $1.50 "Palais Royal" specially as they will , as usual, and fitted 1 35 red of the new spring styles of 2-claso Suede, in black, white and shades to ,ly contrast with the new dress goods. Washable Gloves. White Kid Gloves that can be washed and washed and washed. They must be the best of kid-and they must be expensive. Such Gloves are cheapest in the end. Tomor row's special price is $1.59 in stead of $1.75. Jhe announcement of tomorrow's The Palais Royal patrons now 1 Id here, is attractively unique. en can be offered - then is the 5 suffices for pieces worth-$2 to y Is this:-The Importer visits Paris or which he has regular customers in s. He distributes his goods as quickly He is ever going and coming. The In taking all the surplus stock of this articles. usly beautiful; all are absolutely g welry .on e expects to find in a de- - ieces. - 1 dew' Neckwear. 50c to $15 for the new Lace Collars. The Palais Royal collection Is the largest in Wash ington,-and prices will be found least.t 8 to $5.25 for the new Hand 98 made Neckwear, of silk, t chiffon and lace. Exclusive styles are the feature of this collection. Wine and Iron. s for $I.) -but Liebig's name on the bot 11 doubt. $1 for four bottles is y and not more than four bottles More special prices: f Recamier Face Cream..........46o Dr. Bell's Hair Tonic............25o M. & L. Florida Water..........45c Velvet ComplexIon Cloths....... Sc Unbreakable Dressing Combs...39c n Best Witch Hazel............... 8c s Mount Carmel Soap............. So Talcultine, 25c boxes............19c Please and Lubin's Extracts....49c White House Violet Extract...;40o A a Sanitol Tooth Preparations.....15o a Barker's Hirsutus............... 65o v Mme. Givens' Hair Tonic....... 00o Duchess Toilet Soap, box........200 t Oatmeal & Glycerine Soap, box..l0c Eau de Botot Tooth Wash......39 > Dorin's De Poche.................29c 1 Vallet's Cold Cream................Bc e Vallet's Camphor Ice...............Sc t Ingram's Milkweed Cream.......39c Lundborg's Violet Talcum........7c 1 Borine, like listerine..............14e I Tooth Brushes, 15c value...100 "Inlich's Plats" Farina..........35c $4 Hat. d Hat, only needing the addition e he most effective of the new Parasols at $1.99. Such bargains at the very begin- t 1 ning of the season will interest and a surprise a host of visitors tomor- 1 row. Early visitors will scr $3.50 parasols for $1.90. secur 45c Ribbons, 29c ; Best quality 5-Inch wide Satin Liberty Ribbons. Hurry for white and the best shades. 50c Ribbons, 39c. ' The new Floral and Hemstlehed Ribbons and 7-inch wide plain Satin Taffeta Ribbons. Rarely good bargains. - 19c for 25c Hose. Ladles' Standard 25c Black Stock ings-best Maco yarn. In all black and with white or half white feet; also plain and drop-stitch lisle hose. hils Dress, $1.88. I t's a $2-50 Dress at $1.88, as a cial Saturday attraction. It's-one ten styles offered at $1.88 for ice. Sizes 4 to 14 years are here all styles. Please don't think of m as $1.88 dresses-see them and rn they are best of new $2.50 sses. Spring Coats, $5. ;irls 8 to 14 years look very at--~ etive in these newv Cheviot and S vert Cloth Coats. Tan, navy and f red, in all sizes. Silk Coats, $10. I ,atest style Black Taffeta Silk ats, with inverted plait backs and p collar, lace trimmed. Ultra hionable. Sizes 8 to 14. $1.2 ** the n*w l"*a-brim * aior Hats, plain and mixed braids, with long ribbon ends. For sale in Millinery Dept. 59c for Parasols that will ap peal to both mothers and ,children. They look worth $1-they are as good as most sold at $1, 1cfor the Palais Royal's 18o Hose. Hosts . of mothers look on these sturdy stockings as ithe equal of those usually sold at 25e. Time has proved them. The double soles, high-spliced heels anid double toes make theam' as wear resisting as any 25c stocking. Tlo morrow's special pric.-13o-will prove an attractive Saturday bar gain. All sizes here- for boys and) girls. fCoffee Free. Discussed by Collector Bobert Smali of Beaufort, s C. EAVOR8 A CONVENTION lOW HIS STATE HAS DISPBAN CtirrD THE 8DGRO. Would Have the Congressional and Electoral Representation of Such States Reduced. Robert Smalls, former member of Con ress from South Carolina, and now col ector of customs at Beaufort, S. C., has rritten as follows to The Star: In the editorial on "Wisconsin and the lace Problem," which appeared in your is ue on the 7th instant, I heartily concur, utd when I resect upon this farcical, but such discussed question, I am forced to the onclusion that there is In reality no such hing as "the race question," save as it ex ets in the minds of such theorists as Sen tor Tillman. I am at a loss to understand rhat-the South Carolina senator hopes to -in by his frequent and unjust attacks tpon my race. The negro is practically dis ranchised in the palmetto state where eta stics compiled in 1900 show a white popu ,tion of 557,995 and a black population of 82,821, or an excess in favor of the blacks f 224,826. The number of white male citi ens twenty-one years of age and over in outh, Carolina in 1900 was 180,375 and I ood percentage of them cannot read or rrite and the number of negroes qualified y -age and sex to vote in that year was 52,950. and yet these colored citizens were ubjected to a standard of educational qual lication possessed by comparatively few, rhite men in the state. Small wonder that y means of this unfair discrimination, they ave been denied the sacred right of suf-. rage, about the only privilege they could *xercise under the arbitrary laws of this ristocratic commonwealth. Cannot Serve on Juries. It is a well-attested fact that a negro Is ractically debarred from jury duty in outh Carolina. When juries are drawn to erve at any term of a court of general essions in any of the several circuits of the tate, there are never more than three col red men drawn and this is very seldom he case, and if they are drawn, the three eremptory challenges of the state debar hem from serving on any petit jury where case o fany importance is to be decided or or against his race. When a colored citizen of this state is ossessed of property he is again discrimi ated against In the matter of taxation, nd pays out of proportion to the white aan or forfeits his estate. These are facts hat can be demonstrated beyond all oubts. The governor of this state is authorized nd empowered to appoint three citizens in ach county in the state to serve as a board f registration and in no instance has the xecutive appointed a republican. Permit ne briefly to call your attention to the agrant injustice of these registration tws, notably in Beaufort county. Registration of Voters. The board meets the first Monday in each ionth for that day only, remaining in ses ion from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., meeting the first tonday in each month until within thirty ays of an election; their duty is to register 11 those who have attained the requisite ;e since the last election, can read and rrite any section of the constitution sub aitted to them by said board, or can show hat they own $300 in real property and ave paid all taxes on such property and ol tax six months prior to election. An ther m.iscrimination against the negro is hat any man who fought in the confeder ,te army is exempt from paying poll tax ipon reaching the age of sixty, while the egro, who did not fight in the confederate, out did fight In the Union army, is com elled to pay poll tax until he is sixty years Id. The board meets at the county seat, nd any person in order to register or hange his registration certificate, if he as moved from one precinct to another, must travel by railroad or otherwise to the ounty seat, sometimes sixty miles, and in many instances after having traveled that listance at the cost of time and money, hey cannot accomplish anything, as a tuorum designedly cannot be obtained. I ave to my personal knowledge known this o have happened to a score or more of per ons on more than one occasion, and all of hem were colored republicans; if by chance , quorum is obtained they would take from hree to four hours to register a man, not ithstanding the fact that many applicants were better qualified intellectually and therwise than were some of the examiners hemselves. It is ernall wonder when we onsider these outrages that in the last residential election scarce 3.000 republican allots were cast for Major McKinley In outh Carolina. The Crura Appointment. "God moves in a mysterious way His onders t;o perform," and it is fitting that a should have made a, Roosevelt, with ufficient resolution to insist upon the ap ointment of a man possessed of those ualifications that fit men for public office. refer to Dr. Crum, the honest, efficient .pplicant for tue collectorship of the port f Charleston. True, he is a colored man, uit all things else being equal, why should his fact debar him from the realization of tis honest aspirations, cleaner, perchance, han those of many a white politician. The President's resolution in this matter a admirable and ought to secure his ad ninistration the indorsement of every hon st colored voter in the south. Such, a pol cy is in marked contrast with that of Sen tor Tillman, whose purpose seems to be he debasement of the negro rather than ls elevation to the plane of Anglo-Saxon :vilization. Fortunate it Is that Tilman's sphere of influence is curtailed, else he night carry his theories concerning the ne rro into practical operation. What the -esults of such a practical a'pplication of le senator's Ideas would be it is difficult .o surmise. Suffice It to say that they will ever be realized in this age of human irogress and civilization. .Inte1Higence. As you say, "If the negro Is not intelli lent enough to have a voice In the local Lfairs of South Carolina through the ex 'rcise of his suffrage he is not intelligent, mough to serve as a basis for representa ion from this state in the Congress of the Unted States and in the electoral college." Let the remedy already provided in- the onstitution of.,' the United States be ap plied In this connection and the effect of such an application would doubtless .be holesome to the people of this historic comnmonwealth, In that it would teach some f them at least what constitutes citizen ship in Its broadest term in this republic and that there is a marked difference in the qualifications for such citizenship .and those- which qualify mei .to become citi sans in a state like South Carolina. We to not ollject to the convention, but we o object to the governor of the southern state a,ppointing, the .lega,tes from among the white people to the exclusion. of the very people who are to be placed on trial by the contention. The m'eanest criminal' I. ,allowed to make a defense, either In person or .by representation. Why then. should the negro .be denied represeiltation by medi of his -own choosing? Let the convention be held, but let the negro be a part of the body, so that he will be In a position to defend himself against ,any charge that his southern neighbors might make against him, especially as to his un ftness and disqualification, Competency for Odie Holding. Among other thinigs; heis charged with being inedompetent to hold office, and that' to hppoint him to offBce la toe ruin him and is rae. I' esaneoj elipe thet the~wite ~sie e of thie bois5t1f 'seIiu In tis bIt,Wfor It Will not thWdui# .l, Grat, avIsad ad a bO tohr 1. rOt. i99 # . -~ A Sopened .-We've assembled all the od< clearance. Too many here-an< made speedy selling reasonably the value of the goods. You c< nine out of ten men need a pail Stripe, check and other wante< trousers that it $1.50 Trousers fo $2.00 Trousers fc $2.50 Tr-ousers fa $3.00 Trousers fo $4.00 Trousers fo All heavyweight a IJ1& W. E 3115 7th . .11 s s were u ' up bceture of avatgs mutbeee ii vated to positions or office in order to dem onstrate their fitness and abilities, why should the negro be said to be unfitted, -MINN when he is kept from occupying places where he can have the opportunity toi prove himself. The Convention Favored. Yes, let us have the con ention, and alsoi let us have three or more representatives from the colored race from the states thati send white delegates to- tihe convention, andi let the country say whether they have beeni able to meet every issue brought out by the most learned men of the world concerning the race. We have too many trials now in the south " that are like the handle to the jug, and if we-are to be judged let us be heard before judgment is pronounced.1 The negro has been charged with receiv-1 ing bribes at conventions and elections. W e deny the charge, and invite the .readers of your paper to the editorials and reporters' locals published in the Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier during and itnmediately 'after the democratic priiiary election held in that city last Augusta It was published to the world that money was freely and openly spent, and that votes were bought for $1 each. It must be remembered that at this primary not a negro was aalowed to vote, hence it must have been White men who sold and bought~ votep. Favors, Reducing Electoral Vote of: Sout?h. In'conclusion, I witM4t*at under the constitution of Southi ~g.Xllna of 1895 not a white man in mhe state WaAdebarred from registration and -votjF,t.bfit .the colored vote of 130,000 was r toabout 12,000 or 15,000 under the regfstration~laws, while under the administrC0f60f& the election laws that.-number wjfgrer, reduced to about 3,000 votes at lsS.tgeneral elec tion for President Mch1y Now, I am in favem Ming down the~ number of representagMd4eOf the south in Congress, under the ~rtiin of the' United States. By a~r.t,s the rule of the national rpk14Uparty1. 18 that' each state shall have 'tre~ presentatives in the national oonvesdionees ,every one of her representattees inb(hneesar this will' carry out thed. dea - ctting~ down the number of delegates intstakbtiona1 conven tion from the southet,ar enby two men can sentativ In- Coirgr IP I'i.~fe tha Wisconsin wi cone.te4be e*sistance -of~ Mr. Crumpacker t h.e next (rigzges Club Women!s tilferiag. Frosm the Gentlew.man. - In some twomenis sludS so cSuleei the -understaidiettbaL ~'l6 ,e ep -ingV" thaat it is oa ades Aaa 95e i~ I trousers in stock, including regulai I we want the stock down to about certain by cutting prices to a bargai )uldn't ask for a better chance thai of odd trousers to tide over till it' I effects--all wool-made by men w r 98c. $3.50T r $1.35 $4.50 T r $1.75 $5.00 T r $2.10 $7.50 T r $2.90 $8.00 T ,ults going at grea JSIEMAN, t Formerly of 1211 Pa. Ave. Jim Dumps, nore knc Has come to town!, ,Down at the stati Our citygains ne He's brought a packaa For every home! Ha O Ce" EESTEICTING POSTEES. A. Legislative Measure That Should in Some Form Become a Law. 'Mm the Buffalo Express (rep.). The American Park and Outdoor Associa .ion has issued a circular calling attention .0 the fact that a bill has been introduced n'~ the Pennsylvania legislature forbidding he placing of advertisements on any build ng, fence, bridge, gate or other object on he grounds of any state institution, or on .he property of private citizens or corpora ions, without thie written consent of the >wner or tenant. The association urges the reneral adoption of such restrictions. There B no doubt the bill-posting nuisandie would e considerably checked if a law of tilis dind were in force in every state, but, at he same time, it should be borne in mind :hat most of the obnoxious advertising is with the full consent of property owners. The taxation of the bill-board form of ad rerttaing, according to space occupied, would krive better results. A -bill recently ,ntroduced at Albany provides for a tax >f 2 cents a foot. --The measure also re luires bill posters in cities of the first Slass to pay a license fee of $2,500; in cities >f the second class, $1,000. and in villages or towns. .$500. In addition it woqld be a misdemeanor to use in an advertisement :he picture of any living person without his sensent, or to post ,bills announcing cures m>r certain offensive diseases. The passage of this measure would be a lause' for congratulatiori, but, unfortunate .y, there is very little chance of it getting through the legislature. Its greatest fault is that it demands too much at once. It gas introduced by a seriator from a Tam mny district, and there Is no indication that it is supported by the associations who hre interested In beautifying cities. Its ntroduction, however, might be used to lidvantage 'by those bodies, who'woulId see the way to modify it'in a manner whIch ight make it acdeptable- to the'iegislatfrd. .Tustice in Moroce. Prom the London Timis. Describing the arrest and execi.ition of the Moorish fanatic who murdered Dr. Cooper, a.' British missionary, in Fez, on October 17., s&errespondent says: "Within half ani'hour &tter his arrest the assain 'was brought into the sultan'a pres etce. His majesty, who was sea.ted In a chair under a tall archway, in full sight of all his visiers, offieials and some hursdredd of troops, prdered the prisoper to be brought before him. Mr'. Hastings and ipy self sodby his majesty'saide. ii ~ er thatf was amnof a piEtysm ot yeisof age, of till stature ani not u - iHe cnfef to dirately.abootng D. Ciiiper because les wae a Christian. Up~ to this ~Ip t.nwof Dr. CoopeVs death hadt be eev.Tesla.tse -_ Charge Accounts Cheerfulid a' ' Opened. J O and extra sizes, for quicT half its size in a week. We've n point all out of proportion to i this, as this is the season when itime for a light-weight suit. io have won fame for making rousers for $2.55 rousers for $3.15 rousers for $3.45 rousers for $4.95 rousers for $5.15 tly reduced prices. Men's Fancy Spring Hose, in new. tans, and black, and gray, and fancy combi nations. Special ll,l per pair.......... wn as Sunny Jim, They're cheering him ia Hip-hooray ! w "Force" to-day! e iacked with vim i Sunny Jim! II hibited in the streets, and, mounted upon a donkey and guarded by soldiers, he was taken from the palace for this purpose. "It was at this moment that the news of Dr. Cooper's death was received. The sul-4 tan, who was still seated in the great court yard of the palace, ordered the public exhi bition of the murderer to be stopped, and, after consultation with his viziers, he corn manded -the man's immediate exeoution, re questing Mr. Hastings and myself to be present, together with all the viziers. "In a Quarter of an hour all wasn over. The murderer 'was shot in the arsenal square, which had been quickly cleared of the usual crowd of people. He remained4 extraordinarily plucky to the end." Words From Somerset. From the London Chronicle. Interest is adided to "dramnmylatch" and other strange word. from Somerset by the fact that the speech of the west country4 is the purest remnant of the Anglo-Saxon tongue now extant. Many Devon and Bom erset worde are almost as pure as when spoken by Alfre&sa men. The Zummerset man's arrangements of sentences is abor iginal, and well illustrated by an epitaph to be seen in many a churchyard: As us am. so must you be: Therefore prepare to fellow we. It is extraordinary how words for the same thing differ fin even so small a conn try as ours. Take "lefthanded," for ex s.mple.' In Gloucestershire such a person is described as "sdrammy;" in Staffordshire he becomes "caggy;" the phrase for a left handed Yorkshiresman is "gawkroder," and In the nbxt county, Durham. he is "cuddlypaw." Both .in Yorkehire and Lan casbire- "wick"' Isi still used in its original meaning a '"alive" ("the quick and the gead.") "Starved-," also, to -which refe' ence wae nsatfe the other ~dy, Is'still daddd irn its origidl' 'ens~ b~y the north coua try man. Th1s 1'5 that of suffering froth Intense cold. To be "fair starved" is to be e hauted not by hunger, but by cold. Sad State of Poetry. From MaentlIUas's MagazIne. For songs the use of poetry haS for some timte been' abandoned, and words, any sort of words, Jhave been employed instead. With patrietic songs any- suggestion of poetry is -held td be fatal to success. It is probable that in another ten years come member of parliament- will introduce a short bill making the production of any ether sort of poem a criminal offense; and it ig not impoissible that the.member of pa*liament will be a; publisher. GSu,jMy in.fanden. H s in ssiold W1erds, Ki#ws tat. with all our ignorant 'ad cAms ab~ .o~ts .eqselapat* asms Satisfactory Tailoring.. VERYTHING about this tailoring business of ours promises absolute ly satisfactory results. The choicest imported and domestic fabrics that could be' had; the most ar tistic cutters, the ablest tailors, all contribute their quota towards maintaining the high standard of the tai loring work we do. We shanl be pleased to have your tailoring account. J. & W. Elseman,313 7th "Formerly of 1s11 Pa. ave." it PETER GROGAN. Credit for all Washington. Don't keep the baby in the house these fine days. If a new carriage is needed let us supply it on credit. You will find the very newest styles here at all prices. The ' new Mattings are ready, and include the handsomest ' patterns and ' most durable qualities in Chinese and - Japanese varieties. We tack them down free and charge only for the actual number of yards necessary to cover your floor. Peter Grogan, 817-819-821-823 7th St. Between H and I Sts. Barber & Ross. Fiiters. Pure Water I. os iieeel coeto so li. tie to have pure water-. that nbody caa aford to half a dosen or more good, reNable makes of germ-proof atone filters ranging in rice from $1 upward. Anyone of em will furnish you with all the pure drinking yvater you can use. Select the filter you want aI have our expert demonstrate it, before you buy. Sutton Syphon Filters. ...$.o Wolcott Filters. ........4$L-5 Roberts Filters. ......... o Acorn Filters------- -.$250 Champion Filters........$.5.0 Gates City Filters......45 Improved Natural Stone Water Coolers and Filteras$ Extra Stones, 50c. For Roberts, Acorn or Wolcott SFiltera. Barber & Ross, 11Ith and 0 Sts. At DROOP'S. Clearing Sale of Regina Music Boxes. Tomorrow we~ starta sweeping clearing sale of our large stock of Regina Music Boxes. There are all styles and sizes at prices ranging from $10 to $250. The Regina is acknowl edged to be by far the best Music Box on the market, and this is ati opportunity to secur'e one at a substantial reduction. . Steinway. and Other IPanos The Ced4lii, 925 Pa.A .- ?