Nature's own remedy, affords the relief von want.
It 1* comprised of Fnilt and contains natnral laxa
tive principles which act directly on the Ik>wc1s,
liver and blood.
California l'rune Wafers contain no harmful
drugs heinr different from all so-called dysj?epsi:i
remedies. They regulate the liver and stomach,
cleanse the system ar.o purify th? blood. A sure
cure for all Bowel Trouble*. Nervousness. I^oss of
Appetite. Wakeful Nights. Had Breath. Headache,
I*in:ple8, Dizziness and Biliousness.
the only sure remedy that will cure Constipation
permanently. They act gently on the bowels, with
out the slightest pain, griping or nausea.
California Prune Wafer* are inade from fresh
California prunes, containing in a highly concen
trated form at 11 the medical properties of a health
ful laxative without any mineral or other ob
100 Wafers for 25 Cents.
Buy and try u Nix today and start on the road
Wholesale and Retail UriiKgist,
J>22-!>24 F st. n.w., Washington, I). C.
RUN A CROOKED LAUNDRY.
Handsome Profits Are Also Made by
Disposing of Unclaimed Linen.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
"You would be surprised at the hand
some profits that are made on the side in
the laundry business by the disposing of
unclaimed linen," said a mtin who has been
for twenty years the proprietor of a large
laundry establishment to a reporter the
other day. "From the first year I started
in to starch collars and shirts up to a few
months before I retired last April I have
figured out that I made exactly J^JO by sell
ing the unclaimed linen of my business.
Just imagine the number of shirts, collars,
cuffs and other pieces of linen which a
laundry handles one could purchase for
$800, and you have an idea of the pile of
stuff that was left on my hands. But most
laundries make money by such means, the
sum varying according to the size of tlie
business and the forgetfulness of the cus
"I used to know a man who ran one of the
biggest laundry establishments seven years
ago. The business had been established by
him fifteen years previous to its dissolu
tion. I can't, of course, give you the man's
name, but, anyway, he was a crook, and is
at present serving out a long term in Sing
Sing for forgery. During the years he was
In the laundry business he told me himself
shortly after he failed that lie made close
on *3.1*10 by deliberately pilfering his cus
tomers' linen?and that's not including,
mind you, the value of the unclaimed stuff
he had a right to dispose of. The money
derived from that source itself. If his cus
tomers were of the average forgetfulness,
would amount to a few round hundreds. It
was no wonder, of course, that the man's
"His miinner of stealing the laundry was
to take a shirt out of one of his customer's
packages, a collar or a pair of cuffs out of
another, a piece of silk underwear out of
another, and so on. His wife assisted him
in the thieving, which was always done
after the employes had left for the day. As
the stuff was taken l'rnm the packages
fresh bills were made out. so as to tally
with the remaining contents of the bundle.
Naturally enough, of course, after a while
complaints were made by customers thus
robbed, and as the thieving continued at In
tervals the laundry began to get a bad rep
utation. with the result that its patronage
gradually dropped off to the extent that the
? business would no longer pay."
Take a Walk.
From the New York Kvenlng I'ost.
Are you tied to the city and moping be
cause you can't get a vacation, or because
your vacation Is over? Take a walk. Part
of the country Is at your city door step if
you will look for it. Are the trees all cut
down? Look up; there are clouds. Thoreau
saw men felling the trees. "Thank Gofl,
man can't cut down the clouds," he said;
and. like the true philosopher, he took
comfort in his clouds.
There is much more clouds to be seen in
the city. Take a walk, but understand
that the legs are only two means to an
end. I'se your eyes. You have neighbors
In the city. Get acquainted. What is that
darting bird? It is the marten in his Ty
rean purple, the tree swallow in his Irish
green or the chimney swift in his sooty
black? Find out. You have all three birds
In'the city, where you say nothing is to be
seen but smoke and stone.
Go to the vacant lots and get acquainted
with the gopher and his family. Skirt the
X>ark lagoon; look out minks. They are
there, though perhaps you don't believe it.
Red-winged blackbirds and the tlp-ups you
knew as a boy in the swamp stretches and
along the streams are nesting In "Street
vllle." Take a walk.
There is the lake. You haven't much of
a soul if you are tired of the lake. It has
more tones than any organ and more hues
than only canvas. Byron did not mean
that the only pleasure was in the pathless
woods or that the only rapture was by the
lonely shore. Don't mope because you are
tied to the" city. Get peace in your mind
and kindness In your heart. Take a walk.
Best of Reasons.
From thi- N>w York Tlm?-?.
A man in public life, noted for his
brusqueness, was under discussion in cabi
"There's one thing to be said in his favor,
however," siid Secretary Shaw, "and that
Is lie never Importunes the departments to
get promotions for his friends."
"That's readily explained," commented
Secretary Boot. "He hasn't any friends."
SIMPLE REMEDY FOR CATARRH
Just Breathe Hyomei Four Times a
Day and Be Cured.
If a few years ago some one had said you can
cure catarrh by breathing air charged with a heal
lng balsam, the idea would have l>o n ridiculed,
?nd it remained for that eminent Investigator, K.
T. Booth, to discover in llyomei this method of
llyomei has performed almost miraculous cures
of catarrh and Is t( day recognized by lead ng
members of the medical profession as the only ad
verted remedy that can be relied upon to do ju*t
what It claims. The complete outtit of llyomei
coats but $l.oo, aud consists of an inhaler, a medi
cine dropn r and a bottle of Hyomei.
Urea the Hv'.iuel through the Inhaler for a few
minutes four times a day, ami it will eure the
worst case < f catarrh. It soothes and heals the
mucous membrane of the air passagts. prevents
irritation, and effects a complete and lusting cure.
In Washington. 1?. t'., there are scores of well
known people who say they have been cured of
?atarrh by llyomei. If It does not cure you Henry
Evans. P22 and 024 F street, n.w., will return the
money you paid for Hyomei. This is the strongest
evldenee that can be offered as to his faith in the
UIU'GOISTS F. S. WILLIAMS & CO. SM5X THE
With every box of Mi-o-na sold by F. S. Williams
& Co., l>th and F streets n.w., they will give their
signed bond to refund the money if it does not reg
ulate digestion and give a natural increase of good
You run no risk whatever when you buy Ml-o-na.
You are the Judge as to whether it costs you any
thing or not.
THE BRITISH CABINET
Not Likely That Other Min
isters Will Resign.
LANSDOWNE MAY QUIT
SUCH A COURSE WOULD
STRENGTHEN MR. BALFOUR.
Probable Advancement of Mr. Austen.
Chamberlain to Chancellor?Lon
don News and Gossip.
Speciul Correspondence of Tbe Evening Star.
LONDON, September 2!, IOCS.
There is reason for supposing that the
resignations of Lord Balfour of Burleigh and
Mr. Arthur Elliot complete the list of min
isterial defections, though if Lord Lans
downe would now retire Mr. Balfour's hand
would be much strengthened. Further an
nouncements of resignations would have a
demoralizing effect upon the government,
and any minister who should now resign
would immediately write himself down as a
"wobbler," a designation whtch no man
who resigns for principles cares to appro
priate to himself. By the retirement of
Lord Balfour and Mr. Elliot the ministry
is not sensibly weakened, because the ef
fect lias been already discounted. Lord
Balfour's political influence in Scotland
rested largely on his work for Scottish ed
ucation, and if not a brilliant politician, and
without an individuality that impressed the
public imagination, either north of the
Tweed or south, he is a statesman possess
ing solid qualities, who has succeeded In
every office he has filled. In stature he is
the biggest man in the cabinet, and the
antithesis In physique of his retiring minis
terial colleague, Mr. Arthur Elliot.
Mr. Arthur Elliot Is a brother of the Earl
of Minto. and, therefore, a Scot, but sits
for an English constituency. He is re
garded as somewhat of a doctrinaire, more
nearly resembling Mr. Leonard Courtney
and Mr. Bryce in eco"nomic theories and
racial sympathies than any other of Eng
land's public men. He was the editor of
the Edinburgh Review before joining the
government last year, on Mr. Hayes-Fish
er's retirement from the financial secretary
ship of tne treasury, and by an arrange
ment made when he accepted office he
will return to the editorial chair to fulmi
nate against the policy of the government,
of which up today he has been a member.
Must Call Out the Veterans.
It seems more and more clear that the
government will have to call out the re
serves?I mean its old ministers such as the
Duke of Norfolk?if it is to continue to in
spire public confidence. The cleverer of the
younger men, such as Lord Hugh Cecil, Mr.
Beckett, Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Ian
Malcolm, are free traders, but this list, of
course, does not exhaust the list of the pos
sibles. Among the younger men already
in the government Lord Stanley. Mr. Ar
nold-Forst.-r and Mr. Victor Cavendish
seem designed for promotion. Mr. Gerald
Balfour may not improbably also get pro
motion. Credence is given to this view by
reason of the fact that his right-hand man
at the board of trade, Sir Francis Hopwood,
has liad to cancel an official trip abroad.
There are the potentialities of a tragedy
in the political futures of Mr. Ritchie and
Lord George Hamilton. Both represent
villadom. the one at Croydon and the other
at Ealing. London suburbs. Now, in both
these constituencies unionism is overwhelm
ingly predominant, but it is not the union
ism of the "big loaf." Ealing, perhaps, is
the wealthiest and most select suburb in
London. Here city men reside, and city
men, it is notorious, are keenly in sympathy
with Mr. Chamberlain's proposals. At
Croydon there is a larger working class ele
ment than at Ealing, and it is not possible
to gauge with such confidence the trend of
local feeling in the Surrey borough. One of
Mr. Ritchie's most influential constituents,
Mr. Maltman Barrie, is to move at the Shef
field conference the resolution of the Croy
don Conservative Association, adopted with
only two dissentients, affirming Conserva
tive Croydon's regret at the repeal of the
corn tax, and welcoming the ' proposed in
quiry Into the fiscal relations of this coun
try with its colonies and with other na
Adding to th's Mr. Ritch'e's sour and un- I
sympathetic exterior and his failure to re- |
tain his hold on constituencies, there is j
present something more than .a possibility
of his banishment from parliament af th ? ;
general election. Lord George Hamilton i
will also have to fight for Ealing as he lias >
never fought before if he wishes to re-nain j
its representative, but it is not improbable
that Lord George, w.th his cabinet minis
ter's old-age pension of ?2.000 a year and
the snug sine-cure of the constableship of
Deial Castle, may regard his injlitlcal career
as at an end.
Mr. Ritchie's Change of Residence.
Of the tlirfe moves which are proverbially
worse than a fire Mr. Ritchie will shortly
be able to furnish his impressions. Mr.
Ritchie as chancellor of the exchequer has
an official res dence in Downing street?No.
11?which is next door to the official resi
dence of the first lord of the treasury. He
took up his residenc-? in Downing street
less than twelve months ago, on the retire
ment of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, having
removed from Grafton street, Berkeley
square, a housj looking down Hay Hill,
which he had only resided :n for a very
short period before. For years Mr. Ritchie
lived in Wetherby Gardens, South Kensing
ton, that unless he can at once resume
occupation of his hous * in Grafton street
he will find himself the occupant within
about two years of no fewer than four town
houses. Thise frequent domiciliary changes
on the part of one of the first m nisters or
the crown would probably disgust the aver
age London bricklayer, who has to keep
moving where his job lies.
There are three ministers of the crown to
whom a grateful country has provided offi
cial residences. They are the first lord of
the treasury, the chancellor of the ex
chequer and the first lord of the admiralty.
The first lord of the admiralty has a beau
tiful old house near the admiralty offices,
overlooking the Horse Guards' Parade, and
here successive ministers have lived and
entertained on a splendid scale. The first lord,
however, has to pay for his house, in the
sense that he receives only ?4 300 a year,
compared with the f 5.000 a year paid to the
five secretaries of state and the first lord
of the treasury and chancellor of the ex
chequer. The admiralty is, however, the
most highly paid office in the cabinet,
apart from the lord chancellorship, the first
lordship of the treasury and the chancellor
ship of the exchequer. As the official resi
dence of the first lord of the admiralty,
with Its freedom from rent and the rate
collector's demand, and even, I believe, the
coal merchant's bills, is worth much more
than the ?500 a year by which his salary is
reduced from that of the other chief mem
bers of the cabinet.
Shortcomings at No. 11 Downing Strest
No. 11 Downing street, which Mr. Ritchie
! vacates, is a small building, not nearly so
j comfortable as the official residence of the
i first lord of the treasury next door, neither
j lias it the delightful garden attached to the
j official residence of the first lord of the
1 treasury. Of this garden, for which Mr.
j Gladstone has a peculiar affection, a
! good Gladstonian story is told. Mr. Glad
i stone on taking up his official residence on
| one ocasion was struck by the anaemic
i character of the turf, and expressed a wish
i to have it returfed?of course, at the public
j expense. Before doing so he asked the au
I ti.orities of the office of works what the re
j turfing would cost. The officer of works'
estimate was ?50. Mr. Gladstone wifs aghast
at the sum. "Fifty pounds," said he, "I
could not think of sanctioning such an ex
penditure." The great statesman, who
thought in millions In matters of state, was
so frugal over his own personal affairs that
he wan appalled at the idea of spending ?30
in Improving the lawn of his official resi
Mr. Austen Chamberlain, who will prob
ably be promoted to the exchequer, has, it
is universally admitted, administered the
affairs of the general post office in an
eminently successful manner. Important
developments have been made In every
branch of the vast service. Concessions
have been made to the demands of the com
mercial classes, as well aa of the general
| GOLDEN BERG'S, the Dependable Store, 7th and K Sts.
Goldenberg's Remnant Friday.
Tomorrow occurs the weekly clear-up sale that lets the small lots and stray waifs go for next to nothing. Every Sine
off goods not perfectly fresh and complete?all stocks sold down to remnant lots?must bz closed out at once tomorrow.
Complete clearance is the policy that governs these Friday sales?and there's no question as to the result. Every interest
commands your presence at Goldenberg's tomorrow.
Remnants of Dress Goods.
Rcmmnts of Plaids. Double-width
Serges. In several shades. Fancy Novel
ties in neat mixtures and Al
batross. Values up to 25c. yard || II if*
?Friday ? u
Remnants of Dress Fabrics, compris
ing heavy-weight skirtings in Scotch
Mixtures. 38-inch V< netian Coverts. 30
inch All-wool Albatross, All-wool Fancy
Wa.stings and 38-inch All-wool
Indies' ("loth. Values up to
Skirt and dress lengths of the most
desirable fabrics, embracing All-wool
Zibeline, All-wool Cashmere, All-wool
Granite and All-wool Whipcord, also 44
inch All-wool Mistral and 42- ?
inch Ali-wool Cheviot Serge.
Values up to <JS)c. yard 4 ^ w.
900 yards of Cream Danish Cloth Rem
nants; the half-wool material that
makes such desirable waists; all
in good desirable lengths ? on
sale Firday, per yard, at
Short lengths of Flannelettes in light
and dark, suitable for ki
monns and children's ? (=j r
dresses; all good lengths. R)
Remnant price 7(C))
10,000 yards of short lengths in L'ght
Outing Cloth, in neat pink, blue and
gr,iy stripes and checks,
suitable for undergarments a f?j/
and children's wear. Fri- ^J-^gC.
Short lengths of Dark Percales, in
navy, cadet blue and gur
net. from 2 to 10 yards.
suitable for wrappers and
Remnants of Black and White and
Blue Figured Sateen; lengths
from 2 to 10 yards. Regular 1 || C
19c. quality. Friday at '
10 bales of Yard-wide Unbleached
Cotton, from 2 to 15-yard -j) /
lengths; round-thread cot
ton. Remnant price /Tr
Short lengths of Dark Prints in gar
net. gray and black and
white, suitable for wrap
pers and children's dresses.
Short lengths of Stair Oilcloth, in oak,
gray and garnet, from 1 to a
7-yard lengths only. Fri
About 2'to Satin Damask Pattern
Cloths, slightly damaged, a small tear
or soiled pi ice: 2. 2^ and 3-yard sizes.
They are worth in regular way from
$175 lo ?:-.<!<? each. Friday will go on
sale at just about half?from
19c, to $2.^8 each.
Every piece a bargain.
20 doz. Ahrorbent Cotton Honeycomb
Towels, half bleached; large sizes; red
bord?rs and fringed at the
er.ds. Instead of 9c. each? ?j)
Remnant p:ie?. each '
Remnant lot of very fine Satin Dam
ask Napkins, % and % size; not more
than two or three of a pattern. These
are also slightly damaged.
Worth from $2.00 to $3.25 doz. 11 (T]),r? ?
To go in remnant sale, each.. ^
2 to 5-yard lengths of Russia Crash
Toweling; all pure linen; full bleached;
fast selvage edges. Sells
from the piece for 10c.
Is": 7% c.
Odd Lots From the
lien's Clothing Department,
30 pairs of Men's Trousers, of all-wool
navy blue cheviot and gray fl /[ /fTv
hair-line stripe effects. $2 00 ^
and $2 50 values at
Dot of Young Men's 3-piece Suits, of
fancy cheviots and mix
tures. in overplaids,brown- (p a /n\Q
ish effects and navy blue. ^DyO
Lot of Men's Black Derby Hats,
the season's correct shapes and
blocks. $1 50 value
14 Men's All-wool Suits,
in fancy mixtures? stripes
and plaids. Values up to
20 pairs of Young Men's Long Trous
ers, in mixed patterns, ^ ti i=j /ru
heavy weight, and mostly Jp) U # /J y/
dark colors. $2.50 value....
Men's Fall Suits of best all-wool ma
terials. in fancy mixtures.
y>lahls and plain black
thlbets. $12.50 value
Friday's flilfiinery News
v 11 1^4 ^ C1.21 II mam 9 '. ft i j-y n #1 tf 4 A
Children's Soft Felt Ready-to-Wear
Hats, finished with band, col
ors of red. blue, brown and
castor. OSc. value
Ladies' Untrimmed Fall Hats, all
shapes, including Walking Hats and
Flaring shapes; colors are
black, brown, navy, castor
and Oxford gray. 75c. value..
Ladles' Silk Velvet and Fancy Hand
made Hats, large and small rfo fl A Q
shapes. Regular $2.25 value. ^ H 0^U*C>
Small lot of Children's Ready-to-Wear
Hats, wide slitftied rtms and bell
crowns. Fin'shed with' soft ^iftv _
band and quill. All colors. /
Lot of Ostrich Plumes, very fine qual
ity. large size, with broad fl E?/Tf|
fiber and rich luster. $2.25 ^p) o0) ^
Ladies' and Misses' Trimmed Ready
to-Wear Hats, in black and ~
colors; over a dozen differ
ent styles. $5.00 values
Friday Bargains in Shoe Dept.
Women's Light. Easy Bou- |
doir Slippers; assorted colors;
K sizes to 7. Were 50c. Friday.
A lot of Women's Lace Shoes, light
weights; .kid and patent
tips; sizes 2'4 to 7. Were
$1.50 and $2.00. Friday
Women's 50c. I.ight Gossa- 'TjrfT)/-.
mer Rubbers', sizes 2%. 3. ">l,2
and 4 only. Friday
A lot of Children's Box Calf Lace
Shoes: solid leather only; sizes
8% to 2. Were 75c. and $1.00.
Men's and Boys' Embroid
ered and Leather House Slip- a ?
pers; solid leather soles. Fri- 4J.Q
Women's Comfortable House Shoes
and Juliets: also Street Shoes: /Tts g _
lice only. Regular price, $1.25
Infants' Soft Sole and Kid Moccasins;
assorted colors Also Black ri
Kid Button Shoes, with hard ? JJ Co
soles. All sizes. Fr;day
A lot of Little Boys' and Girls' Eight
and Medium-weight Hook ,
I^ace Shoes, the guaranteed
kind. Sizes to 2'h. Were
Men's $3.00 Kid. Calf and Patent Colt
Blucher and Lace Shoes;
hand-made; plain and tip- T)/Ov
ped toes. Sizes 15 to 10. Fri- Jj,.
Friday's Remnant Lots
Huslin Underwear Dept.
Lot of Corsets. Thompson's, P. N.,
W. B., Royal Worcester and other
makes: new styles, but broken sizes
X and odds and ends: black a ^
1 and white. Sold up to $1.75.
Small lot of Corsets, coutil and ba
tiste; short, medium. Ions
mostly small sizes; worth up
to $ 1.00. Reduced to.
Drawers, Chemise. Corset x
Covers and Children's Dresses, (Q) y^o
soiled; sold up to J1.60, for
Muslin and Cambric Gowns, Skirts,
Drawers, Chemise. Corset
soiled; sold up
Ladies' Short Flannelette Kimonas, in
light and dark stripes and fig
ures: yoke back and front,
plain borders. "
? Children's Coats,
and cloth: heavy
sizes up to 3 years,
10 Children's Flannelette ^
Skirts, with waists; pink and JJ
blue styles; sizes 6 mos. to 3 yrs.
Ladles' Flannelette Gowns, pink and
blue strips: double yokes; long and
wide: also Flannelette Short ?J/rtv-,
Skirts, with ruffles. Remnant
Children's Caps. Hoods, Bibs, Bootees,
Sacques, also Ladies' Knit -rt f? _
Shawls, Fascinators and j[
Hoods; sold up to 50c., for
18 Children's Plaid Worsted Dresses,
lined; Fancy-trimmed Waists; a <riv
sizes 2 to (i years. Reduced ^J-VC.
12 Children's Fancy Eiderdown Coats,
heavily lined; collars trimmed
with braid and fur; sizes (1
months to 3 years. .Remnant
1 lot of Plaid Wool Shoulder fl /f> ?
Reduced H dJCo
Shawls, 25c. value,
Small lot of LSdleS" Ging
ham and White I^dia Linon it fl
Aprons, long and wide. Reduc- J[ j[ Co
A lot of Plain Wh'te and
Plain Black Taffeta Silks for
drop skirts and linings. 39c.
A lot of Plain White Jap
anese Habutia Wash Silks: all ,
pure silk; strong. 23c. valtle JJzLiT'
A lot of Fancy Corded and Striped
Taffeta Silks. Will cut what ?
you want. All this season's _
styles. Worth up to 5!)c. All
. VeiUs, 9c.
A remnant lot of Complexion Veils,
in plain black, black and white and
black and gray. Regular l!>c. and 25c.
Values. Each one is a yard _
long, sufficient for a veil. Fri- (LPif
This is probably the last remnant lot
of Laces and Embroideries we shall
have this season. We've taken all the
remnants of Cambric, and Nainsook
Embroideries and a big lot
of Lace Remnants which
sold up to 12V4C. a yard. Fri
Remnants of Torchon
Laces, sold up to Cc. yard,
Remnants of Black Point ^ ^
Esprit Dress Nets, 45 inches || Qj)?
wide, per length, at ^
Spanish Knitting Yarn, in odd shades,
at lc. per hank.
Crochet Cotton, odd shades, lc. spool.
Odd lot of PilloV Tops, in various de
signs. reduced from 25c. to 14c.
I..ot of li?c. and 23c. Spaehtel Center
Pieces, reduced to 0c. each.
Lot of 25c. Spaehtel Scarfs and Shams,
mussed, reduced to 15c.
$11 Kid Gloves, 44c?
Lot of about 2"X) pairs of Ladies' Kid
Gloves: not all sizes In each . .
color, but almost every size in
the lot. Regular $1.00 value, at ~
Ladies' Plain White and
Colored Border Handker
chiefs; 5c. value
Men's 8c. and 10c. Hand
kerchiefs. plain white a
fancy colored borders. Each
Ladies' Pure Linen Embroidered
Handkerchiefs, with to 1-inch hems,
being manufacturer's "seconds." But
the pinholes and oil spots
are hardly noticeable. Reg
ular 12V?c. quality, at.......
A second and much finer lot of "sec
onds" of Ladles' Dainty Linen Embroid
ered Handkerchiefs, In best ^
designs, worth 25c. and 39c. (1
each, for .'
A miscellaneous lot of Instrumental
and Vocal Music, which sold up to 50c. a
copy, a little soiled from handling _
?will be closed out tomorrow,'
per copy, at
Odd Lots of China and
Cups and Saucers,
Tea Plates 2c.
Dinner Plates 4c.
Sugar Bowls 15c.
Tea Pots 15c.
Gravy Boats 7c.
Children's Ribbed Vests and Pants,
fleeced lined; broken sizes. Regular
prices rise to 25c. per gar
ment. Our price for any size
In the lot
Children's White Merino Vests, Pants
and Drawers; broken sizes. _
Sold up to 55c., according to
size. Our price
Children's Medicated Red Flannel
Pants and Drawers. Values
up to <!9c. each. Offered to
Ladies' Scarlet Wool Vests s
and Pants, which sold up to
$1.50 a g-irment?tomorrow at. ?
Ladies' Heavy White Merino ?
Vests and Pants; regular price,
50c. a garment. Our price....
Indies' well-known Oneita
Union Suits; regular price. 75c.
Ladies' Pure Worsted
Oneita I'nion Suits; regular
price, $2.50. Our price
Ladies' Pure Wool Shirts and ? _
Drawers, In natural graj". All
sizes; regular prices up to $1.50.
Quick Selliiing Prices on
Women's Suits, Skirts,
Jackets and Silk Waists.
7 Ladies' Imported Broadcloth Suits,
handsomely trimmed and thoroughly
man-tailored. Sold at ?
$20.00, $22.00 and $25.00. Fri- ^
21 Fall-weight Jackets, mostly in
Broadcloths, all-silk lined, some in taf
feta, the others in satin. These are odd
Jackets left from suits
,:l?, me umcis in saiin. 1 nese are ouu
aekets left from suits ^?
vhieh sold at $l(i.!SN, $18.98 ^ J> Oxi
ind $20.00. Friday at
2 Misses' All-wool Suits,
in castor and Oxford gray;
silk-lined jackets. Were
7 Ladies' handsome quality Broadcloth.
Pebble Cheviot and Mistral Dress Skirts;
trimmed with tailored ^ ?
bands. 4 sold at $10.00 and ?M
3 were $10.98. Friday
19 Silk Waists of Peau de Soie and
Peau de Cygnc, in assorted
colors. Odd sizes. Reg
ular $6.00 values at
5 Ladles' Walking Skirts,
of new mannish mixtures,
that sold at $0.00, reduced
14 odd Skirts, of Broad
cloth, Covert and Venetian;
all are strictly all wool;
worth $5.00, tor
2 Gun Metal Extract
strictly tailor- made
throughout, which were
Velvet Suits. .3.
2 Cravenette Rain Coats
left flom a line that sold at
$14.(10?will be closed out to
3 Peau de Sole Silk Dress
Skirts: 2 were $18.00 and 1 was
$17.50. Friday at
0. Children's Broadcloth Kersey Jack
ets: sizes 8, 10 and 12 -jo
years; regular $7.00 values,
3 Children's Black Velvet
Coats, entirely new this
season, left from our $V98
3 Misses' New Novelty
Mixe 1 Skirts, which sold at
$5, go Friday for
2 handsome Taffeta Silk Dress Skirts,
all-over tucked and flounce
trimmed. Were $12.(H?.
Odd lot of 5 Dress Skirts, not ^
perfect, will be closed out to- Ej
morrow, each, at ^
Odd Lots Wrappers & Waists!!
A lot of several dozen Percale Wrap
pers, in dark colors. Liberally cut
and thoroughly finished. All
Ladies' All-wool Flannel Waists, made
in correct style, and in several
colors. Regular $1.<M Waists.
offered Friday for hJ'V'Lo
Small lot of Boys' Sailor Suits, sizes 8,
9 and 10 years, in very line
quality serge and cheviot;
sold up to $5 suit. Friday
Boys' Fedora and Derby
Hats, the $1 grade; not all
Boys' Winter-weight Short Reefers,
in gray, tan and blue; sizes
4 and 5 years; sold up to
$5.00. Friday for..
Boys' Celluloid Collars, sizes
13'/i and 14 only, for -qj)C.
Boys' Overalls, small sizes pa
only; pair for 11 /C.
Boys' Fancy Vestie and Norfolk Suits
which sold up to $5.00, but ?
only seizes 3. 4 and 5 years, J| o ^?3
Odd lot of Boys' Fancy Silk Neck
wear for 3c. each.
A lot of odds and ends in Boys' Per
cale Shirts. Madras Blouse
Waists and Percale Shirt
Waists; broken sizes only: sold
for 50c., for .^O'^o
Boys' Double-breasted Suits; fancy
ratterns only; sizes 9, 10 ^ ^ ? _
and 11 years; sold up to sS 11 ^
$l.oo. for U o //
<> Overcoats for Boys. 5, 0 and 7 years,
left over from last season:
sold for *5.00 each;
they last Friday
sason; ,-o . _
Roys' Fancy Golf Caps. 9c. ^ach.
Men's Needs at Little Cost.
Men's 50c. and 75c. White Laundered
Dress Shirts, linen bosom, good
quality muslin; extra well ?,
made; most all sizes. Rem-0"?S(C
Men's 50c. and 75c. Night Robes, made
of cambric and muslin; some collarless;
neatly trimmed with silk; all
sizes up to 18. Remnant <j5v)C0
A lot of Men's Heavy Fleece-lined Un
derwear?Shirts and Drawers to match.
Shirts taped neck and pearl
buttons; Drawers have sus- _ ?
pender tapes and are full cut. ^ Oif*
Men's "Famous" White I'nlaundered
Dress Shirts, that sell elsewhere at 50c.
Made of linen bosom, good muslin, dou
ble back and front, patent stays and
gussets, cushion neckband; all ^
sizes, - 14 to 18. Remnant
Men's Police and Fire
man Suspenders; good
quality elastic. Remnant
A lot of Men's Madras Four-ln-hands
and White China Silk Puffs that ?
are regular 25c. values. Rem- O/f*
Upholstery Goods, Curtains,
(Remnant Lots From the Fourth Floor.)
Remnants of Drapery Nets, Cretonnes
and Silkolines, in plain and
figured effects: sold off the
piece at 10c. to 19c. a yd., at
A 'ot of Tapestry and Body s ^
Brussels Rugs, one yard long? (njUJ/iC
to go out Friday at *
Odd pairs of Heavy Tapestry Por
tieres, in a variety of pat
terns, that were $3.98 to ,
Remnants of Heavy Floor Oilcloth; 4
quarter. O-quarter and R-quarter widths;
in good patterns. 35c. and /-rj ?
39c. values. Per square yard. J* =5(f*
Odd pairs of I>ace Curtains. 3>^ yards
long, slightly suiled. and some ^ ^
few pairs are slightly damag
ed. Values up to $2.00 a pair..
Odd lot of Double-bed Spreads, in reg
ular Marseilles patterns; soiled *==
or mussed. Were $l.<k>, $l.i5 M/ |f
and up to $l..rO, at tJ
Odd pieces and remnants of Silk Tap
estry, heavy Gobelin and
Turkish weaves. Worth $1.51
to $2.<K> a yard, at *
Lot of Double-bed Wool Blankets,
slightly soiled: in white and ^ ^ /rivO
gray; worth $3.50 to $4.25 .1 >)/
Remnants of All-silk Taffeta atid
Louisine Ribbons, in desirable lengths
and a good assortment of
fall shades; 10c. and 12Vic.
qualities. Per yard, at
Remnants of Finest Quality Ribbons,
Including Double-face Satin Liberty,
Best Taffetas and Fancy
Novelty Ribbons. All col
ors. Sold up to 29c. yard.
Odd Lots Hosiery.
Ladies' Fast Black Full Reg
ular Made Stockings, heavy
weight for fall wear. Reduced
from 25c. to
Ladies' Fast Black Lace Stockings,
in various patterns, seam
less foot. Reduced from 25c. J|
Remnants Black Dress
Comprising Black All-wool French
Voiles, All-wool flack Cheviot Serges,
Black All-wool Granite Cloth. Silk-tin
ished Mohair Brilliantine. Black All
wool Etamines. All-wool Black Imperial
Serges. Black All-wool Albatross. All
wool Black Mistral Suiting. Black All
wool Storm Serges and All- _
wool Black Nun's Veilings,
values up to 75c., for
Lining Remnmants, *
Remnants of Mercerized Sateens, gen
uine Spun Glass, fine French Percalines
and Twilled Silesias. in black and col
ors. Desirable lengths. Qual
ors. Desirable lengths. Qual- <= 7 / ?!?
Ities sold at 12}?o. to 18c. / 11?.?
yard. Remnant price / ?!?
Remnants of Fast Black Mercerized
Sateens, fine Beetled Percalines and
Mercerized Percalines. the latter two in
fast black and desirable col
ors. Qualities sold at 18c. to
25c. yard. Remnant price...
public; th?re has been a reduction of
charges without any reduction in the
revenue. The quick telegraph service in
troduced between district and subpost of
fices in the metropolis has worked very
well, and public call offices are now estab
lished everywhere. The result has been a
great saving of time, while the pressure of
work at St. Martin's-le-Grand (the general
post office) has been much relieved. Other
reforms include reduction In the charge for
the use of trunk telephones at night, the
issue of a new series of postal orders at re
duced rates, and the reduction of the tariff
for the conveyance of parcels to the colo
nies and foreign countries.
A few of the great changes which have
recently taken place may be indicated. The
newspaper and provincial letter depart
ments have been removed from the central
post office to a building by themselves.
The underground telephone scheme, wiiich
will ultimately cover an area of (!40 square
miles, is now practically completed in the
inner London area. The telephone staff
has found a new home in the old Post
Office Savings Bank. Queen Victoria street.
The business is increasing every day. New
call offices are being established every
where. The savincs bank staff is now es
tablished In the magnificent ivw building
in West Kensington. Mr. Chamberlain's
policy at St. Martin's-le-Grand Is described
as tirm, but conciliatory, and he has mani
fested an inclination to investlgatt matters
Lord De La Warr's Marriage.
Loi-d De L.a Warr, wlio was married very
quietly in London last Sunday, particulars
not being given of tlie time and place, Is
the ground landlord of Bexhlll, a charming
Sussex seaside pi ic#. He married Lo: d
Brassy's daughter not many years ago.
Marital differences ensued, which were set-"
tied in the divorce pourt.last year. Lord
De La Warr's succepsipp to the title w:.s
tlie result of an accident. He had an elder
brother, Viscount Ciuitelupe. who had mar
ried Miss Dorothy H^eltine. but was
drowned on tlie noilli eoast of Ireland al
most before -the hotueymaon was over, in
circumstances as tragic as those which
invested the death of the "gallant and im
mortal Locke," narrated by Lord Lytton
in "Ernest Maltravtrs." The "gallant and
immortal Locke" was a young life guards
man. who ran away with M;ss Selina Tolle
mache, sister of the first Ix>id Tollemacho
of Helmingham, and married her against
parental wishes. The young couple were
spending their honeymoon on a Swiss lake,
when one of those sudden storms arose,
and the young bridegroom was capsized in
his boat right under tlio eyes of his young
bride, who was watching bill from the
balcony of their hotel. Mris. Locke after
ward gave birih to a posthumous child, tha
present Lady Walsingham, wife of the fa
mous shot, and she in her time was one of
the most dazzling beauties that either Lon
don or Parisian society knew. Mrs. Locke
died only a few years ago. about the same
time as the demise of her lifelong friend,
the wonderful lady of Holland House. __
Pall Mall Gazette's New Quarters.
The Fall Mall Gazette la very proud of
itself on its migration to its new quarters.
It headed its pictorial and literary descrip
tion of the Newton street site with the fa
miliar dramatic heading, "New man and
old acres." The site on which the new of
fices stand used to be occupied by Messrs.
Eyre and Spottiswoode, before them by
the Hansard Union, and earlier yet by an
other tlrm of printers, the Hensons. All
that neighborhood, like the Strand and its
approaches, abounds In old memories and
interesting associations. The fine Church
of St. Giles-in-the-Fields is as much a mis
nomer as its stately rfeighbor to the south,
St. Martin's-in-the-Flelds. Neither edifice
has looked upon fields for many a long day,
but of late years the surroundings of both
have been improved, even the once terrible
Seven Dials being converted into something
Most people will be surprised to learn, on
the undisputed authority of the Pall Mall
Gazette Itself, that It Is thirty-eight years
since its first establishment. It was some
thing of an innovation then In the shape
with which modern folk have grown so fa
miliar. It was more weighty than now, and
people accustomed to the single sheet of
the Sun and the Globe of those days felt
rather overwhelmed at the size of the new
comer. "Carry your parcel, sir?" was the
favorite joke of the street gamins when a
gentleman appeared with his Pall Mall Ga
zette. The morning paper was more pon
derous than tiie evening one, but It did not
succeed, though it had its admirers. One
enthusiastic leader declared that it was a
liberal education in itself. Perhaps it was
too good and too instructive for a wicked
and lazy world. At any rate, it did not live
very long, but the evening Gazette, Phoe
nix-like on its ashes, has flourished, though
at present its circulation, I believe, is very
\\ hitecliapel, at one time known only as
an Kast End slum, is becoming quite an
art center and constantly deserves notice
for its exhibition.
At the Whitechapel Art Gallery the au
tumn exhibition will deal with shipping in
its historical, mechanical and artistic as
pects. An attempt will be made to show
the main points In the development of the
steamship from the d->ys of the "Comet"
to those of the new turbine racers. Models
and pictures of the various kinds of crafts
each maritime race has evolved to meet its
peculiar conditions are also included. There
will be many models of ancient galleys and I
ships. The king has lent a number of exhib
its. The most notable part of the exhibition
will be a set of splendid models, several of
which are in silver, with sails and all de
tails complete, which aie being lent by the
Prince of Wales, whose interest in the
navy, in which he served as midshipman, is
well known. The exhibition will be opened
on the Oth of October by Mr. Arnold-For
ster, whose connection with the navy, by
the way, may be by then a thing of the
past. The exhibition is free, and is part of
the social work of the east end. The pre
vious show drew oveT a quarter of a million
visitors. L. H. MOOKE.
The Telephone Exchange.
From the Pooklovera' Magazine.
The average layman hazily pictures
"Central," that place hoard so long but
not seen, as a modern edition of Babel, de
livered over to jarring voices and ringing
bells and general pandemonium. If he
should visit a certain great exchange he
would see forty-five girls at work at a
switchboard handling lS.O't) calls in a busy
hour. Yet there is no noise louder than
the hum of a swarm of bees. The wheels
go round without friction. The opera
tors are too busy for the bustling confusion
of incompetency. Ingenious devices have
brought the eye to the ear's relief, replac
ing bells by a system of lamp signals.
Everything makes for efficiency. An op
erator makes on the average ten connec
tions a minute, with automatic accuracy.
Under pressure?from a lire, a panic, a na
tional calamity, accumulation of business
after a break?she doubles this rate.
The Usual Thing.
From the Philadelphia i'ress.
She?"The Ladies' Own Weekly is offering
a prize for a novel recipe."
He?"A novel recipe, eh? Send thist
'Take a quart and some paper; spread the
former over the- latter at random; us?
plenty of words, but no. ideas; leave th#
whole mess half naked.' "
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