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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. THURSDAY September 17, 1903. CROSBY S. NO YES Editor. THE EVENINQ STAR has ? regular and per manent Family Circulation mnch mere than the combined circulation ot tbe ether Washington dallies. As a News and Ad vertising Medium It has so competitor. W In order ta avoid delays on account of personal absence, letters to THE STAR should not he addressed to any Individual connected with the office, but simply to THB STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, ac cording ta tenor or purpose. The Race Issue In Maryland. Surely Mr. Gorman must have been mis quoted In the recent Interview which made him declare against giving to the race question great prominence at this time. Otherwise It Is Impossible to understand the plank In the platform of the Maryland democrats which deals with that subject. Yesterday's convention In Baltimore was absolutely under Mr. Gorman's control. Both ticket and platform were fashioned to suit him. and If the democrats win in No vember the victory will be utilized to for ward Mr. Gorman's boom for the presi dency. And yesterday's deliverance of greatest note is that which deals with the race question, and not only gives It promi nence In this state campaign, but In effect supports the demand of Senator Oarmack and Major Vardaman that the question en ter Into consideration for next year's na tional campaign. This deliverance Is guarded, and therein is revealed Its paternity. Mr. Gorman is an adroit man. who employs no extra words and rarely emphasizes his meaning, He proceeds smoothly and cautiously, but al ways with a definite object In view. He has such an object in view now. He tells the negroes of Mnryland that he means them no Injustice. So does Major Varda man address the negroes of Mississippi. And yet, with the power, Major Vardaman would, close the school-house door in the face of every negro child In the state. And. with the power, Mr. Gorman would close the polls to every negro fn Maryland. The English of yesterday's deliverance is to ally the democracy of Maryland with the democracy of all the lower southern states on the race question. And yet why? The negro Is not now, and has never been, a menace to good govern ment in Maryland. The white man has always shaped government there; and It has never been better shaped than when he was assisted to office by the negro vote. Lloyd Lowndes gave the state as good an administration of Its affairs as it has ever known. Recently, In national affairs, the negro vote, led by white republicans and the cream of the democracy acting jointly, helped to .put the state In the column sup porting sound money and protection. If the great majority of the men who participated In yesterday's convention had been able to control the situation. Maryland, both In 1.0RHJ and In 1900. would have voted for Mr. Bryan and all of his policies. Why. then, shake this spook of negro domination In the faces of the people of Maryland, unless by doing so Mr. Gorman has hopes of recommending himself even more strongly to the democrats of the lower south, who Just now appear to be favorably affected toward his presidential aspirations? ?-O-# The Sixth Alabama District. Let us hope the report Is true that Cap tain Hol>son has at last made up his mind about running for Congress. We are all a little tired of the subject. Ever since the gallant young man resigned from the navy his future has been under discussion. Would he address himself to literary pur suits. or to statesmanship? Would a?eries of historical novels flow from his pen, or a larger navy issue from his mouth In the House of Representatives? He was repre sented as weighing the two propositions very carefully. If the decision Is for states manship. then we can all take a rest. I'pon his return from Cuba Captain Hob- j son became the central figure of some very | foolish demonstrations. He was hardly to j blame for yielding to the blandishments of the more excited of his admirers. lie was young, full of fire, and had performed a feat of very fine quality. People as a rule were full of ginger. They wanted to see the inen who had achieved distinction In the ninety-day scrap with Spain. But In the case of the hero of the Merrimac curios ity and admiration were pushed to an ex treme. An older and more experienced head might easily have been turned. The young and Inexperienced head was turned, and there were sjieeches and receptions that made the Judicious grieve. Then followed a protracted and somewhat unseemly controversy about retftement from the navy on account of poor health, and then Captain Hobson's resignation. The present representative in Congress from the district which Captain Hobson calls home Is Mr. Bankhead. a veteran legis lator. who has entered upon his ninth con secutive term In the House. He has risen to prominence there, and been more than once spoken of for his party's leadership In that body. The length of his service would Indicate that he has served his people satis factorily. A man of solid rather than of showy parts, he has exhibited a good deal of aptitude for legislative work. But can he stand up against a younger rival who has the record of a dashing hero to draw upon? Does enough of the flre generated by the war with Spain still burn in the sixth Alabama district to light Captain Hobson to victory? The southern people have always been fond of heroes, and men of dash, with either sword, or tongue, or pen. have won many political honors In that section. The returns from mining in Alaska are not sufficient to tempt a number of people from their old business of running steam boat llres and supply stores. A number of Ohio people Insist on regard ing Mr. Tom Johnson as only the manager of Mr. Bryan's lecture tour. Chairman Jones. A dispatch from Chicago mentions the re vival of the story there that Chairman Jones of the democratic national committee will shortly resign, and then says: "As the new national committee will not be created till the meeting of the demo cratic national convention next year there could t>e no necessity of electing a chair man this year unless Mr. Jones should re sign. Mr. Taggart has been mentioned as a possible successor to Mr. Jones, and when he whs here Mr. Taggart said he would not decline the place If it were offered to him. "Some of the local democrats do not be lieve there will be any change until after the national convention. They say that the Bryan men now control the committee, and that It Is not likely they would wish to dis place Mr. Jones, who Is an adherent of Bryan, with the chance of allowing a 're organiser* to be elected, and thus give the Cleveland faction so much of an advantage in arranging for the next national conven tion." When this story first appeared It was sup ported by some details that secured credit for It. At that time an isthmian canal treaty seemed on the eve of ratification, and Mr. Jones was prominently mentioned for ? no of the commlssionerslilps. He was s'rongly indorsed for the place, and his ap t "intment. It was seen, would require his Mrement from active politics. And so re followed speculation about who would ?*<1 him when he did retire from the n nal committee chairmanship. . .t the canal matter has, since then, re ceived a set-back, and those commissioner ships seem to be somewhat In the future. Mr. Jones is still str<9ngly Indorsed for recog nition, and his appointment Is predicted by several men of Influence, but until his commission Is made out It will not of course be necessary for him to make any changes in his present political engage ments. Mr. Jones served his party In the cam paigns of 1S98 and 11*10 with fidelity, but without success. Failure usually provokes the jeers of the thoughtless and the insin cere. and the Arkansas senator became the target for numberless cheap Jokes and some genuine and legitimate fun. But It has never been made apparent that anybody else could have done better in his place. More votes were simply not to be had for such a candidate and such a platform. As It was. he put up a good fight; and the large and assorted stock of confidence he carried, and displayed whenever chal lenged. was simply in obedience to the rules of the game. A chairman without confi dence?for the public?Is unequipped for his business. Mr. Jones Is still quoted as a Bryanlte. But It does not seem likely that all of the reorganizers are equally objectionable to him. Mr. Gorman, for instance, is one of his warmest friends; and If the Maryland senator shall receive his party's nomina tion next year, Mr. Jones' good will will probably go out to him as liberally as it did to Mr. Bryan in both of the tatter's two races. An Impossible Treaty. The legislative enactment at Bogota look ing to the ratification of a canal treaty with the United States offers but little hope of a satisfactory agreement with Colombia, as the case is understood here. The bill which, it is reported, has passed the Co lombian senate unanimously on the first reading, confirms the previous rejection of the Hay-Herran treaty and Instructs the executive to conclude a treaty radically dif fering from that other Instrument, in the first place, all negotiations are predicated upon the agreemen/t of the Panama Railroad Company to give up $10,000,000 of Its sell ing price, received from the United States. Furthermore, any purohaser of the railroad must be bound to surrender the property In 1967. On that basis a treaty may be drawn with the United States giving to this country a lease of the canal zone for one hundred years, that lease renewable for hundred-year periods, the rental to be $150,000 a year, with an addition of 25 per cent for each renewal. The sovereignty of Colombia over the zone and the neutrality of the canal are to be guaranteed, with mixed tribunals only in the zone and ex clusively Colombian police .and sanitary commissions. A time limit is to be fixed on the completion of the canal works. Colom bia is to receive $20,000,000 from the United States on the exchange of ratifications. This Is by no means such a treaty as the United States desires or would think of ne gotiating. If Panama were the only possi ble route for a canal there might be a shad ow of chance for the success of this propo sition. But with' an equally practicable route awaiting final consideration It is folly to expect this government to grant jsuch terms, which are Just double those of the Hay-Herran treaty and give less in return. The United States would never consent to build a canal across a zone un der the police and sanitary administration of the Colombian government. One of the most vital considerations in this enterprise is the question of health. There is the best reason in the world for refusing to entrust the lives of American engineers and work men to that pestilential climate and the ab solute inefficiency of the Colombian sani tarians. Besides, the price is far too high, both in the bonus and the annual rental, while the provision for periodical Increases is prohibitive. The meat in the cocoanut is exposed by the provision that the Panama company shall give up one-fourth of its selling price as a consideration to parting with its prop erties and rights. This is a great grab game and the United States is supposed to be willing to stand the touch. Nothing is clearer than that It is im possible to secure a treaty from Colombia on reasonable terms within a reason able time. It is unnecessary even to wait for the passing of the date for the formal exchange of ratifications to warrant a peremptory stoppage of all negotiations with Bogota and the opening of the al ternative negotiations with Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The Peonage Pardons. The letter of Judge Jones of Alabama supporting an application to the President for pardon of two white men convicted of the peonage practice in that state makes excellent and welcome reading. It shows the power of public opinion for good when properly aroused, and it gives promise of permanent reform In a matter of vital in terest to the whole south. Peonage Is a form of human slavery, and to revive slav ery In any form In this country after the terrible experience of our civil war is a crime of the first magnitude. The Presi dent has probably acted wisely in following the advice of Judge Jones, who is Justify ing in every way by his course on the bench the President's Judgment in placing him there. ? St. Tx>uls claims to rank as one of the most cleanly cities in the country. It Is hoped that exposition tourists will refrain from strewing the place with scraps of paper and sardine cans. When so distinguished a gentleman as Sir Thomas Lipton becomes ill the graver pos sibilities of the case naturally present them selves. There Is room for hope that It is not appendicitis, but Indigestion. Philadelphia republicans yesterday nomi nated Robert Von Moschzlsker for Judge of the court of common pleas. It is not to be believed that he was chosen becausen it was thought his name would be a rousing campaign cry. It is not definitely known whether Rich mond Pearson Hobson really desires to break Into politics or whether he Is again the victim of some pestiferous practical joker. Unless something happens pretty soon at the scene of the flying machine experi ments, Prof. Langley's device will come to be known as the "Manana." . ? ? ? The Vail oX Beirut has not made nearly the disturbance about his removal that a small American postmaster would make. Unless the sultan is careful and lucky that old Thanksgiving joke about carvlnf Turkey will become a stern reality. A trip to the north pole Is liable to leave a man with almost any known malady, ex cept writer's cramp. On the Edge of the Storm. Washington fortunately escaped the fu rious storm which, originating in the West Indies, has Just swept northward along the coast and caused disaster at various points In its path. The reports of the destruction Include many fatalities, but, curiously, these are chiefly noted from cities, where usually high winds in this region do not leadlo the loss of life, as compared with the sea. Men, women and children were blown "from their footing and dashed to death by the gale, which In New York attained an average velocity of sixty miles an hour. Buildings were damaged and boats were tossed about like chips, many being wrecked. The prop : erty damage is very great, and probably I can never be accurately computed, so scat tered were the effects of tbe storm. Here the wind merely blew In sharp gusts after midnight and the storm brought only a little rain. Had the city boon within the central track of the storm doubtless It would have suffered as it did in the Septem ber gale of 1896, which unroofed many buildings and caused the partial collapse of one structure, burying a man to his death. The fierce disturbance along the coast seemed an appropriate climax to the heat of the past few days, although today the local temperature is high enough to cause the humidity to be exceedingly op pressive. The schools are open and the class In geography Is proceeding, with the under standing that revisions in the maps may occur in the neighborhood of Turkey at almost any time. At the wind-up cf the Newport season the monkey that Mr. Harry Lehr introduced as a foreign guest at a dinner looms up as a comparatively and sedate social figure. If Prof. Langley will look over the models In the patent office he will observe that he is far from being the only man who has had flying machine disappointments. It has not been announced that the maa who invented "The Yellow Kid" some years ago will be offered a chair in the college of New York Journalism. The person who never had anything the matter with him ending In "Itls" is Justified in feeling that his physician has slighted him. ?-?-* It is sometimes hard to determine whether the South American dictator ought to be classified as a military man or a financier. Among the publlo servants who really do have to work hard are the members of the grand Jury. SHOOTING STABS. A Socialist. "Your wife is something of a-socialist, isn't she?" "I should say so," answered Mr. Meek ton, absent-mindedly. "Our church never thinks of giving a social unless she runs it." "Some men." said Uncle Eben, "Is so sus picious dat dey kind o' goes around lookin' foh de worst of It, so as to vindicate delr Judgment o' human nature." Facing the Future. I've managed to stand the summer; I'm ready for wintry snows. As long as I wasn't sunstruck, I reckon I won't be froze. His Opinion. "Don't you think his poetry has a con vincing ring?" "No," answered Mr. Cumrox. "It seems to bo useless because of Its deficiency on that very point. It doesn't convince the public that they ought to buy something." Polite Politics. "When grafters show of wealth a lot (This little tip. In memory Jot It) 'Tls right to ask how much they got. But never how or where they got It. Parliamentary. "I am afraid your debating society was not conducted according to parliamentary rules. " T eed !t were," answered Mr. Erastus PiiikJy. Jim Colliflower made a move wif a razor, an' I done seconded de motion." An Epicurean Mystery. What?this Is a serious question? Gave Sir Thomas Indigestion? Was it beahs of Boston's baking That set up the dismal aching? Was it Cincinnati ham? Was it the Long Island clam? Did he undertake to grapple With some Philadelphia scrapple? Did he meet this grievance sore Eating crabs In Baltimore? Terrapin in Washington Such sad mischief ne'er has done. Possibly he came to grief Nibbling at Chlcagoed beef. For the honor of the nation Let's have an investigation. Let's find where the trouble lies. Some one must apologize! Jerome's Egotism. From the New York Tribune. Mr. Jerome's extraordinary performance as a letter writer is in Itself sufficient com ment on his assertion that Mr. Low is an egotist and has no sense of humor. There is no use In discussing egotism or humor with a man who can parade his personal feelings as public considerations with su preme s<)lf-confldence and a solemnity which would arouse tho envy of the tragic muse. In Its last analysis Mr. Jerome's letter declares that, while Mr. Low has been an excellent mayor and deserves re election on all public grounds, he should be set aside because his personality is not agreeable to Mr. Jerome. Undoubtedly tastes differ. Some people like an erratic, hot-headed man who cannot resist the temptation to say sensational things and who makes a vast deal of noise over doing a simple piece of work. Others like a quiet, clear-thinking, steady-going person who does his work well the year around with out stopping to be spectacular. Mr. Jerome Is entitled to his natural preference, but we are inclined to believe that the majority of the voters of New York prefer the quiet, self-contained worker to an amusingly er ratic personality In the mayor's chair. Bare Treat. From the Mouut Morris (III.) Index. Fred Bearman and family drove to North Grove Sunday, and took dinner with his brother Ous and family. Gus killed seven groundhogs and a rooster for the happy occasion. Seeing Things. From the Chicago Inter-Ooean. With reference to the airship seen at In dianapolis last Sunday, it ought to be men tioned that it is some time since a first class temperance revival has been carricd on in that city. Both Do It. From the Cincinnati Enquirer. . There has been a good deal of excitement about the banks moving the crops. Thought that was the business of the railroads. ? > ? Folly! From the Springfield Republican. It was in 1870 that the democratic party, reorganized and revivified by Tllden, un qualifiedly accepted In its national plat form all the results of the war. Including the war amendments to the Constitution. Yet we now hear of southern democrats who propose to agitate for the repeal of amendment No. 15. Their folly is extreme. * ? m Devery Crushed. From the New York Evening Sun. Bill Devery shrieking fraud, calling his opponents grafters and threatening voters with prison stripes Is a figure of fun. Pok ing as the victim of a high-handed political outrage, a wicked subversion of the liber ties of the people, he calls the opposition robbers, thieves and crooks. He declares that they voted 1,000 repeaters. In his pas sage through the district he behaved like a common heeler, voiding billingsgate and punching his enemies. ? a ? ? Proposals From Bogota. From the Chicago Record-Herald. The world would seem very empty and lonely indeed without a. new canal treaty each morning from Colombia. Bloody Foot Ball! From the Kansaa City Journal. Perhaps we should not be too hard on the Turk for butchering a few Macedonians. Our foot ball season will open In a few [ weeks. , , >??i< ?> < ? ?> * i i i ? ? * t ? X V y f x * ? x Success in baking is chiefly controlled by the quality ot the flour used. That's why sO many successful cooks stick to "Ceres" Flou.r. It's the one flour that is always uniform in quality?always good and pure. It is best by proof and test. "Ceres" Flour always yields the lightest, whit est and most wholesome bread, rolls and pastry. Ask your grocer for "Ceres" Flour and re fuse substitutes. Wm. M. Gait & Co., Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, ist St. and Ind. Ave. it Furs Repaired At Reduced Rates. fOO'LL save col esssry repairs Winter styles rates are gr.'a season. Havl anil furriers v OU'LL save considerable by having nee n-patrs and alterations madi now. *s are determined, and our ?. atly reduced until the busy ?.?U, Hnvlug our own work rooms and furriers we can assure satisfaction. Thone 1047. COB. 13TH 7_ F AND a STS. DEALERS iN FURS EXCLUSIVELY. sol7-th,s,tu-20 Saks Fur Co., Babies Suffer K?much from the heat "unless (Justed with EVANS' TALCUM POWDER. It prevents <ai)4 cures aU skin erup rash, chafing, etc. Absolutely pure. Small cans. 10c. ' ?' Pound Cans, 25c. Evans' Drug Store, EVANS1 Talcum V 4 Powder.,, 632-934 r 8T. sol7-tb,s.tn-48 N.W. Crowning Success i l*t -i Of flodern Brewing? It has been and is proclaimed by the best Judges of BEER to be absolutely pore, mel low, properly aged, and a builder of health, strength, vigor and vitality. Drink It and you'll bo benefited. 24 pts. for $1.25. Washington Brewery Co. 4th & FSts.N.E. 'Phone E.254. wel7-th.s*tn-40 -Becker's | ?Ideal Trunks,! .50 and up. % "Ideal" TYunks are built In the right 5^ way of the right sort of material*, and 3 they always giro lasting satisfaction. All metal parta are riveted bo, h? and burred on. All alaes, R)(| D priced ap from ..'r ? I Becker's, ? v America's Varamoat Leather Ooodt Store. T a You Can Eat PROF prof, harts brown bread w ? with the keenest relish at any IT AT?T'<^ tlme- Jt's very delicious, but high " ly nutritious as well. Made of en IipnWM tlre *he?t flour. More nourishing rJIV^WlN than meat. Try a loaf. nPUAH ci'ellrered to homes. Price 6c. OKLAU. loaf. Write or 'phone. Krafft's Bakery, ^pfiv*" CHOICE BREAD, ROLLS, CAKES, PIES, Ac. sel7-th,a,tu-20 munmraamiHiuniimiHiiHiiiMuuiniuim Established a Century Ago. EDDING INVITA (UXUii'TIONS and An Vy>jy>Fj nouncements cor !; rectly engraved. iryOur prices are ALWAYS I^WHSTT?con sistent with the high standard of work done. Inspection Invited. JEWELLERS.'SILVERSMITHS, STATIONERS, 11dp F&nn. Avenue. ael7-th,?,to-2S " ?f* - In the Qood Old-Fashioned - -Days POWDERED WKJ* FORMED AN IMPORTANT ADJUNCT TO A GENTLEMAN'S APPAREL. It la aafe to aay that the majority of bald men of today would gladly revive the old, dignified custom If they could. But they can do the next beat thing to It; that la, hold on to what hair they hare. In eaaea where the hair root or hair bulb has not been completely destroyed by pamattra that lnfeat It, Newbro'a Herptclde will do wonders In the way of encouraging a new growth of hair. Destroy' the cause, you remove the effect. That la the success ful mlaalon of Herplclde. Solil by leading drug gists. Send 10c. In stamps tor sample to The Herptclde Co., Detroit Mich. EDWARD STEVENS. Special Agent, ftth and Pa. ave. The Condition of the Eyes ?la of vital Importance. If yonra cause the least trouble let our optician examine them; It coats nothing. If glasses are needed we'll adjuat them '?Ieli-fl5P' A O. HUTTERLY, 833 a at. B.W. ?II111111111111 H m | I I | M i l l 1 I t 11111-1114-1111111 ftH +++ inr- ' ?h? Palal Home Needs. A sal? that's be ing1 talked of more and more dally? A growing sale. Tw? School Needs. $1.79 and $1.86 for garments worth up to $10? and other sur prises. Today's storm will keep you at home and give us the much needed opportunity to "catch up." You know that the delivery of goods to your homes has appeared slow, and yet we were never J quicker. It has been simply thus?the business has been over- + whelmingly great. Today's lull will make us better ready for you + tomorrow. * 3c 7c (Usual 5c School Needs.) Choice of Scholars' Pencil Boxes with lock and key; Composition Books; Writing Tablets; Carter's Ink, Davis' Mucilage and other 5c articles?for 3c. (Usual xoc School Needs.) Scholars' Companion Box, with lock and key. Contains lead pencil, pen and penholder, pen wiper, rub ber eraser. Better than usual 10c Companion. i + * * * * + + * * + + * * + + + * + i + + + * + + + f * * * * + * * * + t t * * + * School Garments. (Some Worth $io.) Nearly all of the Palais Royal's makers of Children's Garments have contributed a "surprise" for the "Special Sale," so that it's no exaggera tion to state that $5 to $10 gar ments are included in the lots offered at $2 and $3. Cloth and Silk Garments are here in sizes 4 to 14 years. Take elevator to fourth floor. S2 ?>8 wl" k? f(>r pe 89c a price surprise for Peter Thompson's Suits, In new 1903 Oxford styles of wear-resisting Serge; red, brown and navy. is a very great surprise price for School Dresses of plain and fancy cloths, braid trim med. Sizes 3 to 14 years, fl for the 10c quality and 21o for the 25c quality "Onyx" Black School Hobo for Boys and Girls. 22c llSc 98c and 44c for the Aprons, in bib. effects. Sizes 4 for the 25c. EOc School yoke and Hubbard to 14 years. Is a surprise price for the Waterproof Canvas School Bags, with leather straps. It's but one of many price surprises. Is a special price for the new Camel's Hair Felt Sailor School Hats, with silk rib bon trimming. 25c (Some Worth 75c Yard.) Choice of All-wool Suitings and Fancy Waistings. Mothers will find dress lengths for themselves as well as for their Chil dren's School Dresses. Enough of them to fill twenty feet of coun ter. In main aisle, on first floor, facing nth street entrance. Laces, 5c and 10c. (Some Worth 25c.) The opening bargain of the au tumn season In the I.ace Depart ment?these Cluny, Point de Paris, Torchon and Medici Lace Insert ings, Bands and Edges, up to 5 Inches wide, 10c to 25o values, at 6c and lOo per yard. Ribbons, 33c and 19c. (Some Worth 75c.) Among them?at 19c yard?are the makers' loom ends of best Fancy Ribbons, made to retail at fiOc to 75c yard. In the 13c lot are Plain Taffeta and Satin Taffeta Ribbons, in black and white and all the best shades. Home Needs. Housekeepers are finding out that prices are rising?and that Palais Royal prices are very much less than prevailing. This fact was well illustrated yesterday?when the proprietor of a leading hotel purchased large quantities of Table and Bed Linens and as sured our salesman that he found he could do better here than in Philadelphia or New York. Is it a wonder the Palais Royal sale of Home Needs is proving overwhelmingly great? The 62-lnch Heavy Bleached Satin Damask, selling else where at 50c yard. Is here at 37c The usual 35c and 37Vic a yard Bleached Satin Damask is here for only The yard-long Linen Huck Towels, usually retailing at fl 12VjC, are here at only The best of all Linen Crash, 17 inches wide, is generally re tailing at 10c yard; here at.. vv Superior Hand-torn Hemmed and Ironed Sheets, 72x90 inches, usually 45c, for 0 The Pillow Cases, selling else where at 12^4c and 15c pair, t] fV? here at only * ** Full-size California Wool Blankets, generally retailing at $4.50 and $5, are here at.. English Fleece Blankets, and heavier than usual $1 blankets, are here at larger 88c Comforts, filled with "laminated" cotton and covered with figured silkoline, are only.. Bed Spreads, Marseilles effects, larger and better than usual $1 spreads, are only.. * * * * + ?r + + + ?f * * * + + + t + * * * * + + * t t * * 's Soap, 7 for 25 c. (And Other Basement Floor Surprises.) How about 59c instead of 98c for the new Flemish Oak Plate Racks, 32 inches long. ...What think you of only 98c for Polished Oak Medicine Cabinets, with mirror front?.. .How about 89c Ornamental Shoe Blacking Cases, with carpet top? Is the usual $2.25 "Nursery" Refrigerator at $149 a bad bargain?.... How about Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons at 81c instead of $1 per set? .If you could only see these Fancy Waste Paper Baskets at 25c and these Work Baskets on stands, at 89c. ..."The House keeper's Paradise"?this basement floor. Sparklene Silver Polish 19c Ready-mixed Paints. 9c Babbitt's Soap T for 25c Olelne Soap 10 for 25c Sunshine Soap 4 for 9c Powdered Borax 5c Army and Navy Compound.2 for 7o Strong Ammonia 2 for 7c Feather Ceiling Dusters 9c Hair Floor Brooms 23c Shelf Paper, 5-yard pieces 3c Cedar Palls, 25c value 19c Enamel Paints, usually 15c 11c Red Seal Lye 4C "Vvax Tapers, box 4C Toilet Paper. 10c rolls 5c Toilet Paper, 5c rolls 3c Enameline Stove Polish 4c Electro Silicon 8c They Cost $2.50 at (These Lace Curtains at 98c.) 's. He bought 40 pairs?this hotel man?and said: "I was asked $2.50 a pair for them at 's store." Let us defend 's and state that these Curtains were made to retail at $2.50. Evif dent enough?note the artistic Brussels lace effects and note that they are full 60 inches wide. Only 98c a pair?at the Palais Royal. Ladies' Solid Oak Writing Desks, These Real Irish Point Lace Cur tains will cost you $4 AQ elsewhere. Here at The equal of the usual $7.50 a pair Irish Point Lace Cur- OA tains, for Oak and Mahogany Finish Cur tain Poles, with brass tlx- JTc turea, for only Proof Etchings In 20x90 gold frames, at less than Cl Te worth of the glass * .*??* with French legs and ?? drawer y Black and Gold Embroidered Jap anese Screens; usual S5 kind, ? -> for Solid Oak Rockers, cobbler and saddle seats: usual $3.50 ?pT) Ag\ kind, for All-wool Smyrna Rugs. 30x60 inches; newly rich de- e< signs and colors, tor 1 ? V Rogers Spoons, 6 for 29c. Twas in 1847 that William Rogers laid the foundation stone of his world wide reputation. Did he ever dream of his spoons being retailed at such a paltry sum? Is it a wonder that thou sands are being sold ? "Empress" Coffee. (And Teas.) One-quarter pound of "Empresaf' Tea free with every pound of best 35c "Empress" Coffee. Magazine, library and eash coupons are also given. Basement floor. Lunch Here. (Basement Floor.) Nothing of the pastry shop style about this Basement Floor Lunch Room. But perhaps you are of the army of regular patrons. If not, why not? (Hours 8 A.M. to 5 -.30 P.M.) t?lbe IM&fe Ho^al ffSo QJsdd?q? 9 f ? sqddqQ "0 "QtiOn hh mm n 1 mi m >mm tm* mi? n mm intiifn i PETER GROGAN, | y Credit for All Washington. ?> 1 iYou can <* buy the Carpet here at a greater saving than anywhere else in Washington. We will make, lay and line it free, and charge you nothing for the waste in matching figures. CREDIT will help you to pay for it, in amounts so small that you will never miss the money. We guarantee the durability of everything we sell, and we are complete housefurnishers, from kitchen to parlor. PETER GROOAN, :8117-819-821-823 7th St. Between H and I Streets. i Is a scientific discovery that rebuilds the diseased and wasted dilative glands, and gives ton* and rigor to the entire digestive system. This reinedj acts upon an entirely new principle, and CURES after all other so-ealU?d cures falL It increases the ammont and quality of the gas tric and pancreatic secretions, thereby enabling tha digestive organs to digest, assimilate and trans form food into nourishment. Those that suffer with BYSPEPSBA can be cured by taking a few bottles of this remedy. Try It, and if It falls, your druggist will refund you the price. Sold on a guarantee at 50 cents a bottle by HENRY EVANS, 920-22-24 F St. N.W. F. P. WELLER, 8th & I Sts. S.E. & 8534 M St. N.W. Send to Allaband Drug Co.. Wilmington, Del., or call on the above druggists for free sample b^ttl*. |Mrs.C.Stieisel| ? 1813 0 St. | v ?Fall and Winter | | showing cf Imported;;;; 3c and Domestic ! Millinery | 'Thursday, | | September 17, 18 and % " 19. All are cordially & K invited. 2 | Mrs. C. StiefoeS, 1113 G.f H- sel6-2t-40 # Coal! Coal! Reading & Lehigh White Ash Stove $6-75 White Ash Egg $6.75 White Ash Furnace $6.50 White Ash Chestnut $6.75 White Ash Pea $5-25 Wm. J.Zeh, 702 11TH ST. N.W., ?TH & K STS. N.W., 1312 14TH ST. N.W, 13TH A D STS. S.W. i*lrf40 are noted for their ? celerity, but they ? make record time J In leaving pets # whoso fur has !>een ? I dusted with THOMPSON S INSECT ? . POWDER. Use It on your pet dog ? ? or cat. ? * C7'10c., 15c.. 25c. and 60c. can. , : W. S. Thompson 't>"ARMACT- t ? 703 15th St. HUNK C. HENRY". I'rop. * * sel6-20d WOMAN'S CROWNING BFAUTT IS HEE HAUL VIE-VEER HAIR TONIC Is renowned for the eitrsnrdlnary qialltlefIt p< saesses for curing dandruff. Stops ktir fAiling out, making the hair soft, fluffy, so It may to attractively arranged without Uw use of water. Ask Your Barber for a Rub. VIE-VJEER FACE BALM If recommended by thousands as a curs for prtekly U at; it removes all iai-Miritiea. soreu*H* and disorders, making the skin soft, smooth and beaa tlful. Sold by l>raggl?ts and Barbers. VIE-VEER Hair Tonic Co., BALTIMORE. US. C. 0. WRIGHT. 413 Id ?t. B.W., Agent. Jr2S-78t-28 _ TEETH, ?Perfect fit ?absolute comfort ?and complete ?sa tlsf act ioa ?guaranteed. Full Set. NY DentalParlorst?SS? ? H * Dr. A. Thomas Uta. A KJdda 1111 9 - <<pl0-20d