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T11E EVENING STARt
WASHINGTON1 J ^ THURSDAY October 8, 1903. CROSBY S. NOYES Editor. THE EVENING STAR has a regular and per mantnt family Circulation much more than the combined circulation of the other Washington dailies. As a News and Ad vertising Medium it has no competitor. .'iT In order to avoid delays on account of personal absence. letters to THE STAR should not br addressed to any individual connected with the office, but simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Departments, ac cording to tenor or purpose. Cuba and the Extra. Session. T. .'!>? would appear to he no reason why the Cuban business should not easily be disposed of at the special session of Con gress. It will not only have the right of way. but will be the only thing on the tr-i' k. The republicans, it is understood, li.u t done with their opposition. Represen itiv> Smith of Michigan, who was promi nent in the fight against the treaty in the last Congress, recently told a Star reporter that he and his colleagues would not renew (he contest. As this is probably the atti tude of the other republicans who were in <i .'position In the last Congress speculation centers solely on what the democrats will do. The. democrats want some discussion of l lie tariff question for use in the presiden tial campaign, and will be within tlieir rights in provoking it. But an excellent op portunity for this will come later. Tliey need not bring on the debate at the special session. They cannot hope for anything but debate. No tariff legislation will be possible before the presidential election. Uov. Cummins, the leading representative of the Iowa idea, agrees with Senator Hanni. the leader of the standpatters, as to that. No good partisan purpose there fore would lie served by obstructing the Cuban treaty at the special session, and the democratic leaders may decide upon post poning the introduction of the tariff issue until the regular session, when there will be time enough to make every point they may have In mind. Kitting in with this topic is the story from Havana in today's newspapers giving an ..i-count of the return of President Palma from a tour of the island, and his views of Uie situation. He was cordially welcomed everywhere, and found much to encourage the hope of both permanency and prosper ity for Cuban independence. The people are jit work, the crops are good, the prices aie looking up, and peace prevails. This happv condition of affairs grows out of the prospect of early closer business relations with the Cnited States. And so It is that we are dealing, not with a country dis traeted by horrors and sunk In wretched ness. but one on the up grade, whose people desire our friendship and are rapidly in creasing wants which it will more than pay us in a money sense to supply. Cuba's im portations should come almost wholly from the Cnited States, and will, if our legisla tion on the subject is prompt and wise. Public Curiosity. Sam Parks, we are told, has been offered ten thousand dollars for twenty lectures, lie is. of course, incapable of a teal lecture, lie h,:s no message which he could put Into form capable of attracting intelligent people, lie would probably hesitate to go into par ticulars about his career as a walking del egate for fear of Incriminating himself. The Knglish of the offer is that he show I himself and ramble along on any topic lia may choose in his own way. A great many people would patronize the show. The man is notorious, has displayed great audacity even under the discouragement of a con viction. and the curious would flock to see him. That his manager would make money is altogether likely, and that Parks would enjoy himself is certain. It Is equally true that if this poor crea ture Kliiott should be released any time soon he could be "starred" successfully through the country. Thousands would go to see the man and hear his story of his experience at the White House. He is the latest attraction in his line, and while his name is up he could be capitalized at a good round figure. The fact that he cannot talk coherently might lend a sort of charm to bis discourse in the eyes and ears of such people as would make up his au diences. This is a strange spirit in mankind, but it lias always existed. How many deeds of < a 11 kin ess and even violence it has in spired would be hard to tell. Some meu have frankly confessed alter bringing them selves into notice by startling means that they had In mind lining their Jackets with the money of the curious after the event. Having failed to prosper by the means of good citizenship they decided on a gam bit rs throw, and made themselves noto rious in the hope of gain. Just now the show business is booming as never before. Curiosity is tickled to the utmost. "Attractions" of every description are i>ut upon the market, and every little rivulet of eccentricity or outrage is made to turn a wheel. Protest Is useless. The reply is that the people need no guardians; that what they want they are entitled to have, and wiiat they patronize they want. The show business is a law unto itself. Now it is Parks who draws. Now it is some fellow I like Kiiiott. And now it is a te im of line Old bandits like Frank James and Cole I lounger. 1 Mr l-angley's assistant declares that he cannot say anything for newspaper publi cation because he is going to write a gov ?ti.merit report. His disappointments as an aennaut should not prevent him from n alizlug his ambitions as an author. Kipling s poetry is being adversely crit icised. but Alfred Austin is not jumping into print to show how much better oe can do. The Failure of the Aerodrome. It is evident, as a result of yesterday s failure at Widewater of the I^angley ue-o drorne to maintain itself jn the air, that Prof l.angley has not yet found a way to utiliz. t!:e flotation principle in securing human flight. His machine showed no ca pacity for sustaining itself, and the pro pellers apparently were of no value in giv ing it a forward motion. Thus in both di rections his apparatus fell short of ex pe I-talions. Mr. Manley, who courageously ofTere.l himself as the lirst passenger on the it iz irdous trip, explains that the ap paratus was not properly balanced. This explanation, however, does not entirely sat isf> the doubts raised by the descriptions of >esterday's lest, which Indicate that the aerodrome was far too heavy Tor its flota tion capabilities, and that It possessed no independent energy. It is to be assumed that this failure does not end all efforts to perfect the aeroplane, whether they are ma ntained by Prof. I-ang!ey or by some other experimenter. A doubt has arisen in the lay mind, since de taileo Inscriptions and photographs of the aerodrome at Widewater have been re ceived during the testing period, lest the whole affair has grown too complex under the process of development. The contriv ance seemed to be running to infinite de tail. whereas it would seem to be a prime requisite that the aeroplane, by whatever name called and by whom devised, shall be severely simple. LJllenthal, the Kuro pean aeronautist who lost his own life in the course of his experiments, had achieve! remarkable success In soaring w.th fabric wings. He had begun simply and had de veloped and elaborated and had then brought his apparatus back to almost its initial simplicity when he scored his long est flights. His death was occasioned by the breaking of a part while he was at somo distance from the ground. IJllenthal gave himself a considerable impetus by running along the ground to the edge of a declivity and then springing into the air. He made no effort to flap the sus taining wings, but merely soared across a space and then gently sank to the earth, breaking his fall by a short run. The Langley device was planned to imitate the Initial run of Lilienthal by means of an impulse given by springs and a short slide over ways before launching Into the a!r. It would seem that yesterday's disastrous flight was merely the measure of th's first impulse, without the soaring achieved in Lilienlhal's case by ipeans of the sustain ing wings. Some yerfrs ago Maxim planned an aeroplane which should secure its im pulse by mechanical power, and rise grad ually from a track considerably longer than that used in the Langley experiments. But his attention was diverted from the matter before he had actually constructed and tested the machine. If human flight is ever to be achieved, apart from the employment of a balloon car. it will doubtless be by some perfection of the aeroplane principle. It cannot be now conceived that the balloon will ever be sufficiently developed to warrant its em ployment as other than a toy. The ideal "flying machine" must be capable of mo tion in any direction, whatever the course or rate of the wind, of speed sufficient to enable it to compete with the surface agen cies of transportation, of resisting all dan gers and of alighting safely and accurately at the end of a journey. Thus far Prof. Langley"s tests have not show that his aerodrome is capable of any of these ac complishments. ??? Two Political Traditions. The Philadelphia Record, in the following paragraph, shows a strong leaning toward Mr. Cleveland for another term as Presi dent : "Ex-Congressman Jefferson M. Levy of New York has returned from a southern trip with the information that the tide in the states he visited is setting strongly to ward Mr. Cleveland as the next democratic candidate for the presidency, lie mentions prominent men in Georgia who advocate the ex-President's renomination and pre dict his election. Mr. Levy adds that Tam many Hall prefers Mr. Cleveland. The old line democrats and gold standard democrats would be glad to see Mr. Cleveland in the White House, but not all of them are pre pared to nominate him. If he could com mand the support of Tammany, of the democratic reformers and of the solid south he would be a formidable candidate. There Is the third term tradition dead against him. but Mr. Roosevelt has against him the tradition that no man who has succeeded to the presidency by a death has won a presi dential election. That Is just as good an 'unwritten law' as the other." But Mr. Roosevelt will break the tradi tion in his case by securing a nomination. He will be his party's candidate next year by acclamation. "No man who has suc ceeded to the presidency by a death has won a presidential election" because no such man has ever been nominated for the office In his own name. Complications have always arisen to defeat the aspirations of such men. With his party behind him. and his promises to carry his predecessor's poli cies forward all fulfilled, what bearing will the tradition mentioned by the Record have on Mr. Roosevelt's case? If he breaks it in the nominating convention, why should ho not be able to break 4t at the polls? The case of General Arthur is always dis cussed when this subject Is mentioned. He made a capital executive, and carried out the promises upon which General Garfield and himself had be?n elected as closely as possible. He resisted all efforts to renew the factional fighting which had been no bitter for weeks prior to the wounding of General Garfield, and in doing so parted with the friendship of both Mr. Conkllng and Mr. Piatt. Politicians of great sagac ity have always Insisted that had he been nominated In 1SH4 instead of Mr. Blaine the republicans would have won. It may be asked If Mr. Cleveland breaks the tradition In his case In the nominating convention why should he not be able to break It at the polls? The answer Is that the two traditions are very differ ent. There Is no warning by any statesman against electing to the office of President a man who has succeeded to it by a death. The argument is In favor of such a thing where the man has acquitted himself well of his duties. But there are many warn ings from the highest sources against elect ing a man three times to the presidency, and those warnings would confront Mr. Cleveland from the moment of his nomina tion. And the prospect would be of their efficacy with the people. ? ? ? Fusion's New Ticket. The friends of honest government in New York have formally repudiated Grout and Fornes and made otlier nominations. Nothing but praise is spoken of the new nominees, and they seem to be the men for the emergency. While the local argument Is all with the fusionlsts. Tammany's effort to bring national pressure to bear in favor of its ticket makes the situation grave for the otlier side. Still, what this democratic leader or that living outside the state may say in Tammany's behalf, with the view of advancing the party's Interests in next year's national race, will be weighed by the independent voters in the light of its real meaning. That meaning is that New York bc> made a sacrifice to the national democ racy. For. however acceptable four years of democratic national control might be. four years of local Tammany control would mean spoliation on broad lines taking in the whole town. The work would be done under Richard Croker's supervision, and he is an acknowledged artist in that field. It was to be expected that men with the nerve to puj through the schemes that ma terialized in the Post Office Department would have nerve enough to light the In dictments. Colorado expects to develop a radium mine. Local pride is quick to assume that there is nothing in the mineral line that the state cannot produce. The summer resort season Is over and New Jersey will once more have to depend largely on the trust organizers to maintain its financial activity. Elder Dowie. having made money in Chi cago and its neighborhood, wants to live in New York. It is the old story of social ambition. The sale of intoxicants and poisons is reg ulated to some extent, but any crank can buy a revolver. ? ? ? The post office at Oyster Bay is now en joying a sure enough vacation. ? > ? The Vacant Judgeship. The desire of the members of the local bar that the vacancy on the District su preme bench be filled as speedily as pos sible Is entitled to consideration by the President, in whose hands the matter now rests. The calendars of the court are long and overcrowded. For months this bench has been kept In a state of partial disor ganisation owing to the retirements, deaths and resignations which have occurred, and during the various periods of vacancy there hav? been steady accumulations of busi ness. Furthermore, the recent work of the ; grand Jury In returning indictments against accused postal officials and others connect ed with them nas materially added to the work cut out for the court. These cases, it Is plain, will consume a great deal of time, | for they will b? marked by persistent fight ing on both Bides. Thiu the ordinary busi ness of the courts Is apt to be Interfered with to some extent, and seriously If the present vacancy Is not quickly filled. There Is good material before the President for his choice. He will do the District an in justice if he does not forthwith take up this matter and dispose of It with such speed as is consistent with the necessity of finding the man best qualified to perform the im portant duties of the position. For the Dis trict asks not only a prompt appointment, but a Judge in every way up to the present high standard of capacity and character. When Mr. Schwab is accused of getting $30,000,000 for a plant worth only U0.0WI.000, It looks as if there were something wrong about the theory that the capitalists are hanging together in a gigantic conspiracy. Railways are earning $1,000,000 a week more this year than last. But as this con dition means corresponding activity in nearly all branches of business the public will not begrudge It. ? e ? If Mr. Baer and Mr. John Mitchell can be kept apart the prospects will be first rate for a good old-fashioned Thanksgiv ing. ?? ? ? Professor Langley has afforded science some valuable suggestions on what not to do in building an airship. ? * ? Mr. Joe Chamberlain is one of the few statesmen who would rather make speeches than hold office. .*. ? ? SHOOTING STABS. Thankful. "I dunno what my boy Josh would have done without his college education," said Farmer Corntossel. "Indeed!" "Yes. While he was home he got on the same side of a fence with a bull, and mother an' me was powerful thankful that he was a champion runner an' jumper." Variety. First we get an autumn blast And then an April shower. Never mind the weather; It will change within the hour. "Some men." said Uncle El>en, "uses up all deir punctuality at meal times and ain't got none lef foh plain ordinary work." A Sordid Measurement. "Don't you think that the ideals of states manship are higher now than they used to be?" "Sure they are." answered Senator Sorgh um. "I've known the time when five hun dred dollars was considered big money. Now you can't get a man that amounts to anything to look at less than ten thousand." A Discouragement. "Why don't you try to make some amends for your past life?" "I do try." answered Meandering Mike. "But It's kind o' hard. When I tell people dat I'm tryin' to be honest an' Industrious dey hunts up de worst job on de ranch an offers it to me. But if I owns up at de start to bein' a tramp, dey hands out de victuals widout a murmur." Airships. Have you never sunk your money In a scheme that didn't pay. Or brought your pens and paper out to say your little say. And discovered that the genius that should lift you from the ranks Met with the same reception and was all declined with thanks? Did you ever run for office with a patriotic plan For a general reformation tp uplift your fellow man? D.d you never make a trip to where the dia appointments wait? Did you never build an air-ship that refused to navigate? Ah, these fond idealisms; how they cheer the careless throng That laughs when cherished plans go right ?and laughs when they go wrong. They are splendid for the passes! Every failure, be it known. To subsequent success may lay the humble stepping stone. So, even though you're jilted by ambition or a girl. There's no use in repining with your senses In a whirl. A man must do liis little best and leave the rest to fate; And life is full of air-ships that refuse to navigate. ? ? ? The Union and the State. From the Review of Itertews. Since the Australian states, like New Zealand, have gone so far in the direction of government ownership and operation of railroads, telegraphs and other public serv ices, It is always worth while to note the effect of such a policy upon the political and economic position of organized labor. Trades unionism has, in fact, been a potent, If not a dominant, factor much of the time In the legislatures and government of the Australian colonies. But the government employes connected with the railroads and kindred services have not been permitted to affiliate themselves with organised political and labor movements. Some weeks ago, however. In the colony of Victoria, the con tract labor organization, known as the Trades Hall, at Melbourne, undertook to bring the railway employes into affiliation with It; and the local motive engineers ventured to respond and join the organiza tion. They were instructed by the prime minister. Mr. Irvine, that this was against the rules of the service. They persisted, however, and threatened to strike and tie up the whole transportation system of the colony. Mr. Irvine's refusal to concede anything led finally to the precipitation of the strike, with the result of very serious Inconvenience to the public. The premier Immediately called the provincial parlia ment in session, and Introduced a drastic measure, treating the strike as a conspiracy against the state, participation In It to be punishable by a large fine and a consid erable term of Imprisonment. Although the labor party was strongly represented in parliament It was not able to oppose successfully the tremendous force of public opinion, which came to the sup port of Mr. Irvine. The upshot was that the strikers surrendered unconditionally and went back to work. The point Is now regarded in Australia as settled that trade unionism cannot invade the public service of a state and dictate to a sovereign gov ernment. Organized labor will continue to be a strong force in Australia, but this nnd various other events of the past year or two have been teaching It that the govern ment cannot be run In the Interest of a single class. Stamping Out Yellow Fever. From the New York TrllwDe. American methods were so effective In stamping out yellow fever In Cuba after the Spaniards were driven away that It Is surprising this horrible disease should have obtained a foothold In Texas, havjng spread over the Mexican border. Why could not the authorities in Mexico have done as good work as was done by the Tankees In Cuba? There was the lesson; there was the example to follow. Why could not also the Texans succeed as well in fighting yellow Jack In their own state as their fellow countrymen did in the magnificent island of the Spanish Main? No shotgun quarantine was needed In any part of Cuba afrer truly American methods of extirpating pestilence were In full swing. Why Is It that Mexico and Texas have not profited by the success of the campaigns against the formidable plague of yellow fever In the West Indies? It is Futile. From the Birmingham I-edger. Mr. Hearst may some day become presi dent 61 the United States, but he will never do It by arraying class against class, labor against capital and poverty against riches. Somehow the American people do not like that kind of an effort, even though they agree with much that a man may say. m Hefp tine >o iQ < ?in her efforts ?to make the ?lightest, whitest ?and most ?wholesome bread ?and rolls by ?supplying her with | Floor, ?? ''Ceres" Flour holds ? the record for yielding more bread and better bread than any other flour. This is due to the superior quality and absolute purity of "Ce res" Flour?the best flour in the world today. v t Ask your grocer for "Ceres" Flour and refuse substi tutes. X V i I Wra. M. Gait <& Co., s Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, i First St. and Ind. Ave. j it Children Lake PROF. HART'S BROWN BREAD. Krafft's Bakery, CHOICE BUKAD, ROLLS. CAKES. PIES. he. oc8-tb,g,t-20 PUOR. HA UTS BROWN BREAI because It's so wholesome and ap pefizing. It puts flesh on the bodj and eolor in the eheeks. Made oi ENTIRE WHEAT flour. Mori nourishing than meat. Order it foi YOnt ehildren. Delivered to homes. Price 6c loaf. Write or 'phone. tor Beautifying Your Home. We aVe. showing the newest and richest effects in Uphol stery artyl Drapery Stuffs, Lace Curtains, Furniture, Carpets, Wall Coverings, etc. fArtistic Interior Decorating'. Wurdeman <& Co., i INTERIOR t>R("ORATORS & Kl'RXISHERS, j 619 12 th St. North of F. ootMh.a.fc-80 j A New- Postal | Scale; 60c. 1 ???It accurately from 1-10 of an I I ounce. It Is simple yet durable and I | ?can't g-1 out of order. A Mg bargain | = at the price. ? i i I E. Morrison Paper Co., | | Sale* Rooms, 1009 Pa. ir?. i Ware Rooma. 425 to 28 11th at <>oft-20d ? 5 a j Baggage j For the Wedding Trip. Sole Leat. er Silk Hat Boxes. Special, $3.50. Sole Leath er Dress Suit Cases, steel frame, $5.00. I Kneessi, S/? | oc8-28<l iNflmauiwniinuiw^ttiiiniuiuir.uaiHhiiitnrMHHHmHwi^iiuiiiMiuiuiNuiuuiitiuiimitiuiMiiniiinH VANS'_ Ferri Pepto-Mangan ?makes rich blood? builds up the entire system. Just what you need?just what will benefit you. ?ET-CSc. PINT?;i5c. HALF PINT. Evans' Drug Store, 922 924 F ST. N.W. oeS-th.s.t-28 Makes Rich Biood. Qyr Facilities for Repairing Furs ?are of a character that enables us to guarantee the finest work at very reasonable rates. IE?" Furs ALTERED and RE MODELED to conform to the most approved styles. H. .ZIRKIN, 30 Tfrears In Fur Busluess (Late wltli B H. Stlnemet* Sc Son), 821 14th St. N.W. oc8-th,s,t-2fc- " __ <c. At Rqck Bottom Prices. ?My pricet/are-juwajra 'way under what you'd have' to tyf at any of the "com bine" stores. McElree's Wirte of Cardui, 67c. SWAMF! JlOOT, 50c. sixe, Sue.; $1 size, 6tp. r< 8. S. a, S'?. 67c.; $1.75 sixe, $1.17. California Syrup of Figs, 35c. J. W. Jennings, 1141 Conn. At*. lltt Utk St. oc8-28g -PboM Main 3410. ?Splendid showing of stylish millinery for Fall wear. ?Beautiful Imported Hats and many charming creaUons of our own?all reasonably priced. Mrs. C. Stiebel, 1113 G st. ocn-s.t.tll.M Woodward <& Lothrop, New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. A Special Remnant Bay* A whole lot of pretty, useful things for personal adornment and to brighten and make the home more comfortable may be planned from the large and varied collection of remnants to be found here tomorrow? and at a very little expenditure of money. Busy selling among the dress goods and silks has caused the remnants to collect more rapidly than ever. Lengths vary?there are waist, skirt and children's dress patterns in the gathering?and the goods are the sorts that are so popular this season. Bargains all over the store. The week's odd lots, broken assortments, one-of-a-kind things, short lengths?remnants of whatever kind, added to the extraordinary values that have been secured by our corps of buyers?afford most unusual buying opportunities for tomorrow. All of the news isn't told in the advertisement. There are many equally as good things not mentioned. Friday Bargain in Hand=Emll5roidered Linens A lot of Embroidered, Scallop Edge Linen Pieces for the table, bureau, buffet, wash stand, etc., at nearly half regular prices. They range in size from 4 inches to 45 inches, square and round. The scarfs are 36, 54 and 72 inches long. These are a manufacturer's "sec onds" and are not strictly perfect? the scallops, in some instances, being roughly finished; a few with a thread broken here and there. We offer them at Ys to Yt Less Than Regular Prices. Linen Department, second floor. Eleventh st. Friday Bargain in Muslin Pillow Shams. A manufacturer's samples, con sisting of 113 pairs, offered at a third less than usual prices. There is quite a variety of pretty styles in the lot?some are of swiss, daintily embroidered; some of dotted swiss; others of muslin in various hem stitched effects and many are nov elty effects with ribbon trimmings. The goods are perfect and in every way desirable, and at the prices are rare bargains. $1.00 to $12.00 a pair. Usually $1.50 to $18.00. These will be conveniently dis played on center counter, 2d floor, nth st. Friday Bargain in Hemstitched Pi8low Slips. A small lot (25 dozen) Hemstitch ed Muslin Pillow Slips, size 45x36 inches, excellent quality, offered at the bargain price, I2>2C. each. Regular price, 20c. Second floor. Eleventh st. Friday Bargain in Women's Kid Gloves. Women's 3-clasp Real French Kid Gloves, in the correct shades of tan, brown and gray. These gloves are our own direct importation, hav ing just been received through the Georgetown custom house, and are strictly high-class goods. We offer a lot of 25 dozen pairs at the very special price of $1.10 a pair. Value, $1.50. Center counter, main floor, G 'at. Friday Bargain In Eiderdown Dressing Sacques. Women's Crepe Eiderdown Dress ing Sacques, with fitted back, full front, turn-over collar; collar, sleeves and edge of sacque finished with crocheted scallop; ribbon at neck. All the desirable colors. 75c. each. Regular price, $1.00. Third floor. Eleventh st. Friday Bargains in Upholstery Department. 25 Small Tapestry Table Covers. % yard square; very rich designs. 75c. each. Were $1.00. 20 Pillow Covers. In fancy tapestries, etc., mark ed at exactly half price. $1.00 each. Were $2.00. 50 Odd l'ortlercs. In pretty tapestries and rich oriental effects: mate splendid couch covers. $3.75 each. Were $4.00 to $6.00. 12 Swiss Muslin lied Sets, finished with colored borders: very neat and serviceable. $2.50 each. Were $3-75 ? I.aee Bed Sets, In very pretty effects. $5.50 each. Were $6.50 and $7.00. 200 Tapestry Squares, suitable for chair seats and backs: also for cushion tops, etc. 25c. to $1.00 each. Were 50c. to $1.50. 20 Opaque Cloth Window Shades, complete with fixtures, ready to hang. 10c. each. Were 25c. and 37>4c. Second floor. G st. Friday Bargain in Copyrighted Books. We offer a special lot of nearly 1.000 volumes of Copyrighted Books, embracing biography, poetry, descriptive works, but most ly fiction; all in cloth binding at the Special price, 25c. a copy. Published at 75c., $1.00 and up. Main floor. Tenth st. Friday Bargain in Decorated Toilet Sets. A lot of Decorated 9-piece Toilet Sets, in good, serviceable shape, and three attractive colorings. These are subject to slight imperfections in manufacture, but not materially damaged. We offer them at the special bar gain price of $1.75 per set. Fifth floor. Toy Department. 10 Oames. Reduced from 75c., $1.00 and $1.26 to 28c. each. 3 boxes Kindergarten Blocks, reduced from $1.50 to 50c. box; 3 boxee. reduced from 35c. to 10c. box. 2 boxes Blocks. Reduced from 50c. to 25c. box. 2 Oak Bureaus. Reduced from 25c. to 10c. each. 1 Tea Set, damaged, reduced from $2.00 to 50e.; 1 set, reduced from $1.00 to 28c. 1 Wash Stand, reduced from $3.00 to 75c.; 1 reduced from $1.50 to 50c. 4 White Enameled Beds. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c. each. 1 Swinging Horse. Reducad from $?.00 to $7.00. Foarth floor, U St. j Suit Department. One lot of Women's and Misses' Rain Coats, of dark gray craven etted cloth. These are well made, properly proportioned and very sightly; sizes for misses, 14 and 16 years; sizes for women, 32 to 38 bust. $8.75 each. Were $12.50. 1 Tailor-made Suit, in neat blue and white ef fect; jacket made with triple shoulder cape; panel effect skirt; size 36. Reduced from $38.00 to $25.00. 1 Cream Novelty Cloth Suit, short Jacket, novel ty skirt; Fire 36. Reduc.nl from $48.00 to $30.00. 1 Dark Tan Mixed Cloth Suit, blouse jacket, pnnel skirt; sire 38. Reduced from $45.00 to $21.0<t. 1 Black Taffeta Silk Jacket, with stoles of white lace; size 40. Reduced from $18.50 to $8.75. 1 Mack Peau de Sole Silk Jacket, lined with white silk; sire 38. Reduced from $18.50 to $10.00. 10 Hand-embroidered China Silk Waists, plain black aud white; sizes 32 to 42. Reduced fruln $12.50 to $8.75 each. 1 Light Blue Crepe de Chine Silk Waist, slightly damaged; size 36. Reduced from $12.50 to $7.50. 8 Shirt Waists, of fancy vestlngs, in pretty black and white effects; sizes 34, 30 and 42. Reduced from $3.75 to $2.25 each. 25 White Shirt Waists, of India Llnon. Dotted Swiss and French Lawn, trimmed with hemstltch 1 in*, lace and medallions; all sizes. Reduced from $3.75 and $4.50 to $2.50 %aeh. 12 White Linen Shirt Waists, trimmed with em broidery and Mexican drawn work; sizes 32, 34, 38, 40 and 42. Reduced from $7.50 to $3.75 each. Third floor, G st. Shoe Department. 20 pairs Women's Dull Mat Kid Lace Shoes, turn sole, Louis XIV heel; sizes 3V?, 5 and OA?3V&. j 4, 4K and 5*-iB-2M?. 3. 4, 4V, and 6C?2%. 4, o and OD. Reduced from $3.00 to $2.00 pair. j 9 pairs Women's Slippers, plain and leaded; with and without straps; mostly one-of-a-kind styles: j sizes 3^4. 4 and 5A?4 and 6%C?3E. Reduced from $2.00, $2.50. $3.00 and $3.50 lo $1.50 pair. 7 pairs Misses' Button Shoes, cloth top, spring heel, narrow toe. patent tip: sizes 11. 11M?. 12 and .12V&B?11C. Reduced from $2.00 to $1.15 pair. 15 pairs Children's Lace Shoes, patent tip, ex tension sole, broad toe; sizes 6 to SB. Reduced from $1.50 to 50c. pair. Third floor. Tenth 6t. Corset Department. 4 pairs French Corsets, fancy coutll, straight front, long hip; sizes 27, 28 and 29. Reduced fiern $4.50 to $2.00 pair. 3 pairs French Corsets, straight front, short hip; fcizes 19 and 20. Reduced from $3.50 to $2.00 pair. 4 pairs Lily of France Corsets, straight front, long hip; sizes 20, 21, 29 and 30. Reduced from $8.00 to $0.00 pair. 5 pairs Net Corsets; sizes 18 and 19. Reduced from 75c to 25c pair. 15 pairs J. B. Corsets, straight front, dip hip, elastics attached; sizes 18 to 22. Reduced from $1.00 to 79c pair. Third Floor, Eleventh st. Muslin Underwear Dept. 5 Women's Muslin Gowns, good quality, Hub bard style, yoke of fine tucks and Insertion, ruffle of embroidery ou neck and sleeves, finished with ribbon. Reduced from $1.50 to $1.00 each. 7 pairs Women's Fine Muslin Drawers, trimmed with tucks and ruffle of embroidery. Reduced fiom 75c to 50c pair. 10 pairs Women's Nainsook Drawers, good qual ity, trimmed with wide ruffle of embroidery and three clusters of tucks. Reduced from $1.00 to 75c pair. 4 Women's Fine Corset Covers, made of all over embroidery with ribbon straps over shoulders; bias piece around waist. Reduced from $2.U0 to $1.50 each. 3 Women's Fine Nainsook Gowns, square neck, trimmed with broad beading run with ribbon and lace-edged ruffle. Reduced from $4.50 to $2.75 each. Third Floor, Eleventh st. Infants* Department. 1 Infant's Toilet Basket, lined with white Swiss over pink and trimmed with pink rlbbou. Re duced from $4.50 to $2.00. 2 Children's Cloth Reefers, three-quarter length, capes finished with stitching. Reduced from $4.50 to $3.50 each. 1 Children's Red Cloth Coat, made with plaits; finished with black patent leather l>elt. Reduced from $11.50 to $7.50. 3 Children's India Linon Dresses, long waist style, waist trimmed with tucks, skirt trimmed with embroidery, neck and sleeves finished with ruffle of embroidery. Reduced from $3.50 to $2.00 each. 2 Children's Nainsook Dresses. Bishop style, em l-ioidery on neck and sleeves. Reduced from $1.0C to 75c each. Third Floor, Eleventh st. Art Neediework Dept. 1 Renaissance Lace Center Piece, embroidered in carnations. Reduced from $20.00 to $10.00. 1 Linen Center Piece, embroidered iu pink roses. Reduced from from $35.00 to $12.50. 1 Japanese Grass Cloth Center Piece, embroidered in orchids. Reduced from $20.00 to $10.00. 1 Linen Center Piece, embroidered in holly. Re duced from $2.00 to $1.00. 1 Linen Center Piece, embroidered in holly. Re duced from $25.00 to $12.50. 12 Finger-bowl Doylies, embroidered in holly, to match the above Center Piece. Reduced from $2.25 to $1.12 each. 7 plate Doylies, embroidered in holly, to match the above Center Piece. Reduced from $5.00 16 $2.50 each. 1 Linen Center Piece, embroidered in pansies. Reduced from $18.00 to $9.00. 7 Lawn Bureau Scarfs. Reduced from 50c. to 25c. eo ch. 9 Stomped Linen Center Pieces, reduced from $1.00 to 50c. each: 1 reduced from 50c. to 25c.; I, reduced from 85c. to 45c.; 2, reduced from 35c. to 20c. each: 1. reduced from 25c. to 15c. 1 Stamped Lineu Bureau Scarf, reduced from 50c. to 25*-.; 1, reduced from 90c. to 45c.; 4, reduced from 35c. to 20c. each. 3 Stamped Linen Tray Covers, reduced from 50c. to 25c. each; 1, reduced from 25c. to 15c. 1 Stamped Linen Tea Cloth. Reduced from $1.50 to 75c. 1 Drawn Work Tray Cover. Reduced from $1.50 to 75c. Main floor. F st. Dress Tramming Dept. 1 yard Black Silk Chiffon Applique, 1% Inches wide, reduced from $1.20 to 50c. for piece; % yard, reduced from $1.13 to 60c. for piece. % yard Silk Persian Gimp. 1 inch wide, reduced from 75c. to 30c. for piece; 1% yards. y+ luch wide, reduced from 40c. to 25c. l'or piece. 2^i yards Persian Gimp. % Inch wide. Reduced j fnn $2.13 to 75c. for piece. % yard White Silk and Lace Trimming, inches wide. Reduced- from $1.31 to 50c. for piece. 1% yards Gray Silk Gimp, IV2 Inches wide. Re- I .duced from 44c. to 20c. for piece. 2 yards Mack Mohair Gimp, lfa inches wide. Re duced l'rom $1.00 to 50c. for piece. 94 yard Jet Spangle Gimp, l*/? inches wide. Re duced from $1.32 to 25c. for piece. % yard Jet Spangle Gimp, 1 Va inches wide. Re duced from $1.53 to 40c. for piece. 3 yards Black Silk Gimp, 1 inch wide, reduced from $1.50 to 50c. for piece; 2 yards, reduced from $1.50 to 50c. lor piece. ? 2 yards Green and Black Spangled Gimp, y* inch wide, reduced from 70c. to .'50c. for piece; 3 yards. J reduced from 75c. to 45c. for piece. i 1% yard Jet Gimp. 1 Inch wide, rcduced from .23 to 50c. for piece; 1*? yards, reduced from 1 75c. to 50c. for piece. j Main floor. G st. j Picture Department. 3 Colored Pictures, "Fancy Heads," in fancy oval frames to match. Reduced from $4.00 to $1.50 each. 3 Genuine Pastels, "Landscape Scenes," in ornamented green and gold oval frames. Reduced from $5.00 to $1.50 each. 1 Large Picture, "Asti Head," in brown frame tJ match. Reduced from $5.00 to $2.00. 1 Extra Large Colored Picture. "Sheep," iu Iroad fancy gilt frame. Reduced from $15.00 to $0.00. 2 Pictures "Madonna." by Czach. in dark oval effect frames. Reduced from $3.50 to $1.50 each. 2 Extra Large Tprigiit Pictures, "Landscape ami Pastoral Scenes," In deep fancy black frarnrs to match. Reduced from $8.50 to $3.50 each. 25 Small Pictures, a variety of pleasing subjects, in broad black frames. Reduced from 50c. to 25c. each. Fourth floor. Tenth st. Lamp Department. 1 Decorated Parlor I jimp and Globe. m]ticeil from |6.30 to ?4.50; 1, reduced from ?1.30 to $2.93. 1 Decorated Lamp and Olobe, imperfect. Re duced from $3.25 to 12.00. 1 10-lnch Dark Ruby Lamp Globe. slightly dam aged. Reduced from $8.00 to $2.00. 1 10-lnch 1'lnk and Gold Lamp Globe. Reduced from $4.50 to $3.00. 3 10-lnch Incandescent Lamp Shade*. )n as. sotted designs. Reduced from $1.50 to 75c. e:icl? 1 Japanese Paper I .amp Shade, allghtlr dumueed Reduced from $5.00 to $2.23. 1 Bric-a-Brac Shelf, with gUt trimminc. Re duced from $2.30 to $1.00. Fifth loor. Q st. Woodward & Lothrop. Hen's Department. 31 Suits Men's Nainsook Pajamas, in neat check* e<l effects; large and extra large sizes. Reduced from $1.(10 to 50c. stilt. HO pairs Men's Silk Klastic darters, assorted colors. Reduced front .'15c. to 15c. pair. 25 pairs Men's l-button Street Gloves. tan shades, slightly soiled; sites 7. 8 ami 8V4; also (1 pairs 7^4 Cadets. Reduced from $1.50 to $1.00 pair. 42 Men's Four-ln-Hand Ties. In a good a sort men t of effect ire patterns inlds and ends of several lilies. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c. each. ~ 51 Men's Four In-hand Tics, of rich fan<7 silks; good shapes; excellent patterns. Keduced fiom 50c. to 25c. each. 5 Men's Fancy Flannel Shirts, with collars an?l cuffs attached; size 14. Reduced from $1.50 to 50c. each. 3 Men's Gray Rain Coats; sixes 40. 42 and 44. Reduced from $10.00 to $5.00 each. 2 Men's l>ark Gray Rain Coats; sizes 42 and 44. Reduced from $12.50 to $7.5o each. 3 Men's White Vests, single breasted, soiled; sires 34 and 44. Reduced from $1.25 and $1.50 to $1.00 each. 1 Man's Fancy Vest; single-breasted; size 35. Reduced from $3.??0 to $1.5n. 1 Man's White Vest, double breasted; size 36. Reduced from $2.5o to $1.25. 3 Men's White Vests, single breasted; sizes '14. 38 and 44. Reduced from $3.oo to $2.?m? each. 2 Men's White Vests, double breasted; sizes 3H and 40. Reduced from $3.50 to $2.50 each. 1 Man's White Vest, double breasted; size 35. Reduced from $4.50 to $?'?.?h>. 2 Men's White Vests, single breasted; sizes 35 and 42. Reduced from $4.50 to $3.00 each. Maiu floor, F street. Men's Hat Department. 20 Men's Soft and Stiff Felt Hat*?odds and ends of several lots, in sizes 6% to 7Vi. lucluslve; not all sizes in any one style. $2.00 each. Were $3.00 and $4.00.* 6 Men's Soft Felt Hats, in light colors with navy blue bands one of this season's prettiest styles; sizes 6%, 7, 71-s and 7V|. $2.50 each. Were $4.00. 9 Men's Black Derby Hats, with SHiuch crow 11? and 2*vinch brims. $1.50 each. Were $3.00. 15 Men's Soft Felt Hats, light colors ?>nly- the odds and ends of several lines. 75c. each. Were $2.00 an<l $3.00. Main floor. F street. Boys' Department. fl Roys' All-wool Serge Suits; sizes 3 and 4. Reduced from $">.00 to $2.50 each. 25 Boys' All-wool Fancy Cheviot Suits, in double breasted and Norfolk Jacket styles; sizes 0 to 11. Reduced from $3.75. $5.00 and $6.O0 to $2.05 each. 2 youths' Faucv Che /lot I?ng Pants Suits (coat, pants and rest); size 20. or 36-lnch chest measure. Reduced from $12.50 to $5.00. 5 Boys' White Serge Sailor Blouse Suits, hand somely braided; very stylish aud dressy; slightly soiled; sizes 3 to 7. Reduced from $7.50 to $4.75 each. 15 Boys' Washable Sailor Suits, in chambray and gingham: sizes 3 to 12. Reduced from $1.1)5. $2.50 and $3.00 to 75c. each. 5 Boys' Washable Russian Blouse Suits, with bloomer pants; sizes 2*4, 5 and 6. Reduced from $3.00 to $1.50 each. Third floor. Tenth st. Boys* Furnishings. 35 Boys* Collars. In several |?opular styles and all sizes. Reduced from 15c. to 5c. each. 50 Boys' Ties, In various styles; pretty patterns. Reduced from 25c. to 12^. each. 25 Boys' Shirt Blouses, with attached collars or mckhands; sizes 4 to 10. Reduced from 50c. to 30c. each. 36 Boys' Negligee Shirts, with separate cuffs; sb.es 12 to 14 neck. Reduced from $1.00 to 59c. each. 50 Boys' Laundered Shirt Waists. ''Mother's Friend" brand; pretty patterns; sizes 5 to 12. Reduced from 75c. aci $1.00 to roc. each. 10 Children's All-wool Jersey Ribbed Sweaters, sizes 2. 3 and 4. Reduced from $1.(*> to 29c. each. 15 Boys' Winter Caps. Reduced from 50c. to 25c. each. Third floor. Tenth st. QSove Department. 9 jxiirs Women's 2-clasp Black Pique Gloves; sizes 5-%. 6 and 0%. Reduced from $1.75 to $1 2ft pair. 7 pairs Children's 1-elasp Dogskin Gloves; siset 1 and 3. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c. pair. Main floor. Furniture Department. 1 Rrowu Fumed Sewing Table and Plant Stand, with two drawers and lower shelf. Reduced from $2i?.no to $7.50. 1 Large Rattan Arm Chair, weathered oak fin ish. broad arms. Reduced from $10.00 to $6.00. 1 Fancy Rattan Reception Chair, weathered oek finish, cane seat. Re?Heed from $5.o0 to $3.00. 1 Woman's Brown Fumed Writing I>esk, keyed joints. Reduced from $20.<>0 to $8.50. 1 Brown Fumed Book Case, tiles set In top. keyed Joints. Reduced from $40.00 to $lft.oo. 1 Brown Fumed Cellaret te. large cupboard, slumped brass placque in back. Reduced from $55.00 to $2*>.00 1 4-ft. Green-flnish Settee, wooden seat. Re duced from $8.50 to .$4.25. 2 Revolving Office Chairs, high back, slightly damaged. Reduced from $8.<>0 to $1.95 each. 1 Prairie Grass Chair, reinforced back, slightly damaged. Reduced from $6.25 to $3.5o. 1 Prairie Grass Divan, fancy shape, slightly damaged. Reduced from $10.00 to $5.95 each. 1 Large Prairie Grass Rocker, roll arms and back, slightly damaged; suitable for gentlemen. Re duced from $12.00 to $7.00. 1 Small Prairie Grass Rocker, woven back, slightly damaged. Reduced from $6.50 to $3.95. 1 3%-ft. Oak-finish Office Table, with large draw er ami square legs. Reduced from $7.50 to $5.oo. 1 Ran an Body Reclining Go-Cart, with rubber tires, and parasol holder. Reduced frimi $20.00 to $15.00. Sixth floor, G St. China Department. 1 100-plece De-*orafed American Porcelain Dinner Set. 2 pieces missing. Reduced from $12.50 to $10.85. 1 12-plece Decora ted English Porcelain Toilet Set. Reduced from $7.50 to $5.95. IS Decorated French China Tea PLites. Re duced from 75c. to 55c. each. 4 Decorated American Porcelain Salad Bowls. Reduced from 50c. to 35c. each. 2 S-inch Cut Glass Bowls. Reduced from $5.00 to $3.95 each. 2 3-piece Decorated Austrian China Pudding Dishes. Reduce 1 from $1.25 to 75c. each. 23 Decorated China Salt and Pepper Shakers. Reduced from 10c. to 5c. each. 58 Decorated Porcelain Sauce Plates. Reduced from 10c. to 5c. each. 1 15-piece Richly Decorated Limoges China Fish Set. Reduced from $35.00 to $20.00. 2 Decorated Haviland China Sauce Tureens. Re duced from $2.50 to 75c. each. 2 Richly Decorated Doulton, Wan* Covered Dishes. Reduced from $2.50 to $1.50 each. 3 Richly Decorated Doulton Ware Bowls and Pitchers. Reduced from $3.50 to $2.50 each. 1 Decorated French China Chop Plate, slightly damaged. Reduced from $3.00 to $1.95. 2 Richly Decorated Haviland China Chocolate Pets, slightly damaged. Reduced from $4.50 t</ $2.95 each. Fifth floor, G st. Hoiflsefurnishing Dept. 1 5-ft. Clothes Horse, slightly damaged. Re duced from 90c. to 65c. 1 4-ft. Step Ladder, damaged. Reduced from Ok*, to 30c. 1 Imported Tin Pitcher, shopworn. Redueed from $1.50 to 50c. 1 Japanned Cake Box, dented. Reduced from 50c. to 35c. 1 Leather Door Mat. Reduced from $2.50 to $1.65. 1 Invalid's Tray, slightly damaged. Reduced fiom $1.95 to $1.00. 1 Large Laundry Basket, slightly damaged. Re duced from 75c. to 45c. 1 Wooden Nursery Chair, shopworn. Reduced from $2.00 to $1.25. 4 Lttrge Waate Paper Baskets. Reduced from 75c. to 50c. each. 1 Large Cedar Tub, slightly damaged. Reduced from $1.25 to 90c. 1 5-ft. Kitchen Table, slightly damaged. Re duced from $2.25 to $1 50. 1 Fancy Clothea Hamper, reduced from $4.25 to ?-.75. 3 Infants' Baskets, slightly damaged. Reducet from 85c. to 50c. each. 1 2-lrarner Gas Stove, with oven attached; shop worn. Reduced from $5.50 to $3.50. 6 cans 'Electric" Cleaner, for carpets, etc. Re duced from 25c. to 10c. can. 24 l?o*es "Pnlz" Metal Polish. Reduced from 6c. to two boxes for 5c. 6 cans "Lustrogeu" Metal Protector. Reduc^ from 25c. to 15c. can. Fifth floor, Eleventh stroot.