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Seventh St.
You Can Have
It Charged.
Mr. Elklns' Bequest of $240,000 for
Masonic Orphanage.
The bequest of 1240.000, or If necessary
$200,000, for the erection of a Masonic or
phanage. made by the late William L. Ki
ll Ins, has been declared Illegal by Register
of Wills Groff of Montgomery counity, Pa.
Thin decision Is due to the fact that
the codicil providing for th* gift was
made within thirty days of the testator's
death and Is, therefore, inoperative. It
will be necessary for the heirs to make
provisions to pay over the sum to the
Masonic Home of Pennsylvania if the
wishes of Mr. Elklns are to be carried
George W. Elklns, son of the late Wil
liam L. Elklns, stated that the heirs will
meet In a few days to discuss the matter.
The amount specified In tho codicil will
go Into the residuary estate.
Needle Brought Death.
Njiecial Dlnpatch to Thf Krening Star.
RICHMOND, Va., November 18.?Mrs.
Lucy R. Vaughan. wife of C. S. Vaughan,
died Sunday at the Home for the Sick, Pe
tersburg, of blood poisoning. A few days
ago she accidentally ran a needle into her
hand. The Injury, regarded as trivial at
first, developed painful and dangerous
symptoms, which baffled medical skill.
Strike of Heater Boys Settled.
QITINCY, Mass., November 18.?The strike
yesterday of the 200 heater boys at the
i'ore River Ship and Engine Company here.
which threatened to delay work on the
United States battleships Rhode Island and
New Jersey, was settled today, and the
boys returned to work. The boys made ob
jection to using a poor quality of coal.
Turkish Troops Defeated.
CONSTANTINOPLE. November 18.?The
revolt In the vilayet of Yemen, Arabia, Is
extending southward. The Ottoman troops
advancing on Hodalda were determinedly
opposed by the revolted tribes and were
forced to retreat. Another attempt to ad
vance from Mokha failed, the Turkish
troops being defeated.
Money Was Ready for Them.
READING, Pa., November 18.?The run
on the Pennsylvania Trust Company con
tinued today, but there was a diminution
In the number of withdrawals. Most of the
callers were from the country districts, and
all were promptly given their money. Sev
eral drove home with (1,000 to $2,000, and
they were warned to look out for robbers.
Czarina Has a Bad Ear.
DARMSTADT, November 18.?The czarina
Is suffering front Inflammation of one of
her ears and Is unable to travel. Consequent
ly she and the czar will be prevented from
attending the funeral of Princess Elizabeth,
who died at Sklernewlce, Russian Poland,
Quitting English Turf.
James R. Keene and FoxhaJl Keene are
selling off all their horses and are retiring
permanently from the English turf.
Consul General Will Leave for Adis
Abeba Tomorrow.
JIBUTIL, French Somaliland, November
18.?The United States Abyssinian expedi
tion, headed by Consul General Skinner,
which reached here yesterday on the
United States gunboat Machias, landed im
mediately upon arrival.
The party will leave here tomorrow by
rail for Adis Abeba, the capital of Abys
sinia. The governor will give a dinner and
reception tonight in honor of the Ameri
The French authorities here cordially
greeted tne members of the expedition. The
United States flag was flown from the gov
ernment house and from many buildings in
the city.
Fetching Sultan to Time.
CONSTANTINOPLE. November 18.-It Is
understood here that unless the Turkish
reply to the Russian-Austrian reform
scheme is received by November 20 Baron
von CaMco, the Austrian-Hungarian am
bassador, and M. ZlnovlefT, the Russian
ambassador, will demand an audience of
the sultan with the view of Insisting on Its
Burned Villages in Revenge.
CONSTANTINOPLE, November 18.?The
Mussulmans in the district of Klrk-Kllis
seh have burned five Bulgarian villages In
revenge for an attack made by the Bulga
rians on the Mussulman village of Zaraso.
?Clear Up" is the Watchword,
; Again tomorrow comes the clay when the little lots and broken lines are to be forced out for what ^
j they will bring. It's a great array of the most wanted merchandise?and you are to take your choice at ||
J prices nowhere near the real values. And always remember that you can fe
Aave it Charged.
Lot of Dressmakers' Pins; seU regular- E
ly at 2c.; for the clearance, 2 J q
papers for ? K
Lot of Smith's Needles; standard qual
ity; price always 5c. paper; re- e^.
duced to 2 papers for
Lot of World's Fair Toothpicks; the
regular 5c. value; to be sold 3^
Lot of Light-weight White Dress
Shields; tlx
reduced to.
Shields; the standard 15c. quality;
Lot of Whalebone Casing; 9 yards In
bolt; the
duced to.
bolt; the regular 9c. value; re
Combination Books, containing sewing
needles, hooks and eyes, toilet pins,
dressmakers' pins and hair pins; ~
regular 12c. value
Lot of Bone Collar Buttons; re-"Jr
duced to 3 dozen for Sc., or dozen..
Lot of Good Quality Witch Hazel Soap;
for the clearance, 3 cakes for 10c., Ac
or, each "vi?.
Lot of Fancy Toilet Soap; good Quality; ~
reduced to 10c. dozen; 1C. ^
Lot of Borated Talcum Powder; the
regular 5c. value; for the clear- -2/,
ance: ^
Lot of Torchon Laces and Inserting* to jfe
match; sell readily at 5c. ife
yard W
Lot of Black Fish Vet Telling; the
regulai ~"
out at.
regular 25c. quality; to be closed J|^?
Lot of Beady-made Hemstitched Chiffon
Veils; sell regularly at 75c.;
to go tomorrow at
Lot of All-silk Taffeta Ribbons; three
Inches wide; sold usually at 15c.
Lot of Children's Warm and Service
able Outing Flannel Dresses; light and
dark colors; sizes one to three years;
for the clearance, specially jj ^1/ ?
Lot of Girls' Wool Plaid Dresses, pret
tily trimmed, with cashmere yokes;
some velvet trimmed; lined
throughout; $1.50 value..
Lot of Finely Tailored and Elegant
Quality Walking Skirts, of fine novelty
fabrics in the dark shades: hips trim
med with double tailor-stitched straps
of same material; bottom finished with
rows of tailor stitching. These hand
some skirts were made to sell at $5, and
are worth every penny of it; as the most
extraordinary clearance spe- C t] <n)Q
cial these are priced tPli.VO
Men's Fine White Laundered Shirts;
pleated fronts; regularly sold
at 75c.
Lot of Fine Quality All-wool Flannel
Waists, made by the best waist maker
in the country. Some are tastefully
pieated and stitched; red, navy and
black. Not a penny under $1.50 would
buy one of these very desirable waists
ordinarily. Special for the clear
ance at
Yard-wide Bleached Muslin; absolutely
free from dressing
e.'-cli buyer limited.
free from dressing; quantity to 3^A^
Lot of Unbleached Muslin; 4-4 size; In
yard .J'1... . 5%C.
Lot of 42-inch Pillow Casing; extra
good quality; no dressing: sells
always at lii^c. yard
Lot of Flannelette Skirt Patterns; pret
ty crocheted edges; dark and light
grounds, stripe and check ef- t| Q)r
fects; 25c. value I1W.
Odd lot of Lurch Napkins; sell readily
at 15c. a dozen; reduced to? 9!^C
Lot of Unbleached Turkish Towels; seU
always at 5c.; quantity to a "JIT/ r
buyer limited '
Lot of 58-inch Bleached Table Damask;
assorted patterns; sells regular- fl iQr
ly at 20c u
Lot of Bleached Huck Towels; ready
for use; deep hems; not more than
0 to a buyer at
Lot of All-silk Black Feau de Sole; ex
cellent wearing quality; regular AQr
75c. value
Lot of $1 SUk Velvets, in all the want
ed shades and black; to be
closed out at
Lot of Fine Black Velveteen; suitable
for waists and hat trimmings; /T>(Th(r?
39c. value
Lot of All-wool Blue and Black Serge;
full 30-lnohes wide; sells regu
larly at 49c. yard
Black Tricot Cloth; only one piece; an
wool; sells usually at 39c. fl
Lot of Yard-wide Henrietta; several
shades; the regular 39c. fc
value " ?
Lot of very desirable Canton Flannel
mill ends; good size lengths; 41^
sells regularly at 8c. yard
Lot of New Tapestry Portieres; vari
ous colors and effects: sell at $4 pair;
a big saving to close them $2.98
Good Quality Ten-quarter Tan and
White Blankets: a lot very spe
cially priced for the close-out
at, pair.
Lot of Silver-gray Eleven-quarter Blan
kets; pretty colored border; sell reg
ularly at 11.25 pair; for the sale 9?c
tomorrow >
Lot of White Bullied Swiss Bureau
Scarfs and Pillow Shams; sell at 80c.
usually; not more than two 11 SHZ.r*
to a buyer, at
Lot of Good Quality White Bedspreads,
selling regularly at WK'.; two ^
to a buyer, at
White California Wool Blankets; 10-4
size; sold regularly at $4 pair, *K2.S9
to go for
Women's Very StyUsh and Handsome
Peau de Sole and Peau de Cygne Silk
Waists. In black and colors; beautifully
designed, with pleats and crocheted silk
ornaments; back made with box and flat
pleats; also velvet waists;
sold at IB.98. For the clear- OR
ance at '
Lot of Boys' Serviceable Quality Knee
Pants for school wear; all
sizes: for the clearance re
duced to
Lot of Boys' Plain Bed and Blue
Waists; heavy quality per- it r
cale: for the sale reduced to? u ?/2
Lot of Boys' Overcoats, in the smart
est and dressiest novelty and new Rus
sian styles; finest grade of kersey; light
and dark blue. red. brown, castor, ox
ford, tan and black. Mostly in the new
Russian belted back style; some with
double rows of brass buttons; some with
large pearl buttons; silk-embroidered
emblem on sleeve; sizes from 3 to 8 years;
range In value as high as $8 and more;
your choice tomorrow from ?g 2 (rjQ
these high-quality overcoats at."*'55"
Lot of Men's Fine Quality Fancy Vests;
various styles and effects; sold
always at $2; choice In the clear- (0)9^.
nnnt. yOV"
Lot of Nottingham Lace Curtain
lengths in beautiful designs; white and
cream; most match in pairs; very slight
ly imperfect; worth up to $1.50
pair; for each length
Women's All-Wool Golf Gloves; some
silk and wool In the lot; 50c. 2?C
and 75c. values always ?
Children's Very Serviceable School
Hose; seamless, double knees; SjT/ r
regular 16c. value *
All the Heavy Flannelette Wrappers In
the sale; many colors and styles; fall
and winter weight; standard
3 price everywhere, $1; take these
J_ -. ?
ai Lot of Women's Fine and Very Desir
able Black Mercerized Satine Under
7S skirts; many styles to choose from;
a worth and sold from $1.50 to $2; Sflif
3 these to go for oys"
Lot of Children's AU-Wool Cloth
Coats; lined throughout; pretty cape
collars: navy, red. reseda and tan; sizes
1 to 4 years, very line quality;
choice for tho close-out H>*"***
Lot of Women's Fink and Blue Girdle
Corsets: nearly every size; the
quality sold at 50c.; these to go 2?c.
Lot of Children's Warm and Service
able Flannelette Dresses; light and dark
colors; sizes 1 to 4 years: for the
clearance, specially priced
Lot of Woman's Gold and Silver-Trim
med Boudoir Slippers, In red /lOr*
and black leather; sizes up to 5. *
Lot of Women's SI.50 and $3 Felt and
Satin Juliet Slippers; a tine sample line;
sizes 4 and 4'2; In the clearance
Lot of Men's 93 and 91.50 Sample Slip
pers; very desirable: sizes 0'j, (Jg/
7, 7,-i and 8; to lie closed out at. *
Lot of Children's and Misses' Good
wearing and Well-made Shoes; EKr"
not all sizes; while they last.... *
Lot of Men's Satin Calf Shoes of very
serviceable grade: nearly all sizes;
sold at $2; to be closed out jj
Lot of Women's Lace Boots of good
quality and nice looking; nearly
all sizes; worth double; to go $1.29
Lot of Boys' ExceUent Wearing Qual
^jj lty Satin Calf Shoes; not every
^ size In the lot: reduced to close..
Lot of Boys' Merrlmac Percale Waists;
nicely pleated back and front; '"Jfl/
for tomorrow's close-out sale.. " /2
Lot of Boys' Fine Laundered White
and Percale Waists, with and without
collar: "Mother's Friend" waist
bands: 69c. value
Lot of Boys' Knee Pants; weU made, of
good quality materials; selling T>>n)r
regularly at 49c.; reduced to
Lot of Boys' Flannelette Waists;
warm and fleecy; pleated
back and front: for the sale
reduced to
Women's New and Fine Quality Black
and Colored Taffeta Silk Underskirts:
stylishly accordion-pleated and ruffled;
sold at $fl.08; In the big clear- $3 OS
once sale at *
Lot of Tapestry Table Covers; 8-4 size;
pretty colors; sell at $1.25 regu
Lot of White Cottage Cnrtain Poles,
4 feet long, with metal trim- ?'^Ar
mings, worth 20c.
Men's Fast Black Seamless Hose; the
kind sold everywhere at 9]}/ r>
Lot of SUkoUne Covered Comforts,
white cotton fillings; worth 41)8^
$1.50 VOV.
Lot of Irish Foint Door Panels, In
pretty designs; worth 90c.; for A<b)c
the clearance reduced to nrfw.
Large Lot of Yard-wide Bleached
Muslin; In full pieoew; smooth and soft
quality; regularly sold at 8c. yard;
to be sacrificed at
Lot of Crimped Invisible Hairpins; seU
at 3c. package; to n ~
A special leader of an Extra Well
Tallored Dress Skirt of fine black and
blue serge; bottom made full flare;
excellent for runabout and
street wear; worth nearly
double "J"
Very Bich and Handsome Dress Skirts
of Black and Blue Broadcloth; effective
ly trimmed with rows of narrow silk
bands; very smart and up to ffl A (jja
date; regular value, $6.98
Lot of Boys' Splendidly Tailored and
Good-looking Double-breasted Suits;
warranted wool; tasty fancy cassimeres
and fancy cheviots as well as fine plain
black thibets: all sizes; 8 to 11 <niS
15 years: $3 value ?PIl.>o
Lot of Boys' Double-Breastod Suits,
In the superior grades; finely tailored
and strictly up to date; rich black
thibet. as well as many styles of gray
mixtures and dark effects; 8 gT) >1 (Tj
to 10 years; $4.00 suits ?Try
Lot of Boys' Dress Suits; plains and
fancies; in the double-breasted style;
sizes 8 to 10 years; regular vi {n>
$5 suits, to go for
Lot of Boys' Corduroy Knee Pants, the
never-wear-out kind; sell at "S
75c.: for the close-out
Lot of Boys' Wool Knee Pants of ex
tra good quality; sell at 75c.; 'SQ)r'
marked for the close-out sale
Men's "High Bock" Fleece-lined Shirts
and Drawers to match; finished seams
and suspender tapes; 75c. val- 39c
jik ue. For tomorrow, reduced to.. ** **?
* Women's Celebrated Onelta Combina
tlon Suits; gray and white; the
j quality sold the world over at 'JOc
1 ^ '
^ Women's Wool Combination Suits; war
ijj ranted fast black; regular $1.50
value *
Children's Famous Oneita Combination
Suits; gray and white; standard 29G
price, 5l>c. everywhere
Boys' Good QuaUty Fleece-lined Un
derwear; the quality usually I]
sold at 50c
Extra Good QuaUty and Very StyUsh
Runabout Skirts, made of excellent
quality Thibet. In novelty mixtures;
rows of tailor stitching at v yiQ
bottom; sell at $4
Smartly Tailored and Very Modish
Walking Skirts of the pojjular novelty
fabrics; lilp and length seams strapped;
12 rows tailor stitching a'
bottom; sell at $4 50
Dress Skirts, exoeUently tailored and
In the newest shapes; black and blue
cheviot; hip yoke effect; smartly trim
med; very desirable and superior qual
ity throughout; regular value, $2.98
Lot of New and Handsome Dress
Suits, stylishly made of black and blue
cheviot and etamine; both blouse and
long-coat styles; handsomely trimmed
with designs in tine silk braid; tailored
In the most up-to-date manner, and
every detail of lining, binding and mak
ing shows the work of the
artist tailor; for the clear- ^]J2 9?
Lot of rich and elegant Velvet Suits,
in the handsomest designs and finest ma
terials, in plain and fancy velvets; blue,
gray, brown, res'da, fancy gray and
black; some are In the long-coat style,
some with blouses; elaborately fashion
ed, with tucks, metal ornaments and
silk braid effects; from $25 ? t] /I (TjQ
to $35 values ya'V.yO
An extra well made and styUsh lot
of Blue and Black Cheviot Dress Skirts;
bottom smartly trimmed witli silk
bands; made full flare; sell at
:a -rr
u< t
Business ofj His Division Outlined and
Recommendations Made for Im
provement of Service.
Robert J. Wynne, first assistant postmas
ter general, In Ms annual report to the
Postmaster General recommends that Con
gress authorize clerk hire allowances at all
third-class post offices. Only the first and
second-class offices have this allowance at
present, and Mr. Wynne advocates an al
lowance for this purpose of $100 wherever
the postmaster's salary Is $1,000 or $1,100;
of $200 where the postmaster gets $1,200 or
$1,300; $300 where the postmaster gets $1,400
or $1,300; $400 where the postmaster Is
salaried at $l,?soo or $1,700. and $500 where
the salary is from $1,800 to $1,900. This
would make the total appropriation for
clerk hire allowances at third-class post
offices and for separating malls at third
and fourth-class post offices and for un
usual business $2,1*00,000.
New Classification.
Mr. Wynne recommends a new classifica
tion act for clerks in first and second-class
post offices, creating a number of new po
sitions and abolishing the titles of all
clerks below the grade of foreman, simply
designating as clerks employes whose du
ties are purely clerical. It is recommend
ed that the maximum allowance for fuel
and light at third-class post offices be In
creased from $00, as now fixed by law. to
$80 per annum. A lump sum appropriation
of $20,000,000 Is asked for clerks at first
and second-class offices, instead of segre
gating this appropriation into grades of
clerks. During the year the domestic
money orders issued amounted to $353,027,
t>48 and the excess of receipts from this
source over expenses paid from the pro
ceeds was $1,904,888. The amount of
money orders, both domestic and interna
tional, including the postaJ notes, issued
since the organization of the system In
1804 was $4,1)87,903,013.
Dead Letter Office.
The receipts at the dead letter office of
mail matter of all ? classes and from all
sources which could not be delivered, de
ciphered or were unmailable, were 10,153,
528 pieces, an Increase of 8% per cent, and
of that number 7,270,000 were ordinary un
claimed letters, an increase of about 9
per cent. Ordinary letters returned from
foreign countries numbered 2S0.400, an In
crease of 48,200, or more than double that
of the previous year.
Postage stamps to the amount of $5,821.90
were separated from letters which could
not be restored; found loose in the malls
or in post offices; received in payment of
held-for-postage matter forwarded to des
tination or on parcels returned to senders
from the dead letter office.
During the year the usual distribution of
literature of various kinds, which could
not be restored to owners?among a num
ber of the charitable institutions of the
District of Columbia for the uso of the
inmates?was continued. The total numbef
of pieces so disposed of was 20.970, includ
ing 5,400 magazines and 2,975 illustrated
papers. This distribution Is made in pur
suance of a provision of the regulation*
and by authority of the postmaster general
Insular Offices.
The second annual report of the opera
tions of the dead letter bureau of Hawaii,
under the charge of the postmaster at
Honolulu, has been received. The volume
of matter handled, 20,973 pieces, shows a
slight falling oft from the preceding year,
perhaps to be attributed to an Improved
delivery service. A curious and instructive
item of this* report is. that of the 8,424
pieces of matter returned, to foreign coun
tries 3,750 pieces were returned to Japan,
against 2,229 to the United 8tates.
The annual report of the dead letter bu
reau of Porto Rico, conducted in connec
tion with the San Juan office, has also been
received, and shows the continued success
ful operations of that office. The total
number of pieces of matter received and
disposed of during the fiscal year was 20,
It is recommended that the attention of
Congress be called to the frequent mailing
of explosives and other harmful matter.
The department has authority to withdraw
such matter from the mails when found,
but as it is generally sent sealed the con
tents are unknown until revealed by a fire
or after delivery.
It is also suggested that Inflammable
matter be absolutely forbidden carriage in
the malls and a severe penalty be pro
vided for depositing it to be so transported,
and that a penalty be provided for mailing
disease germs except under such regula
tions as the Postmaster General shall pre
Contract for Erection of Great Build
ing Signed at Philadelphia.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. November 18.?At
the general offices of the Pennsylvania rail
road today O. J. Derousse, secretary to
President Cassatt. stated that the contracts
for the erection of the new Wash.ngton
terminal have been signed and that the
formal announcement of this fact will be
made before the close of the week.
Owing to the attacks on Pennsylvania
railroad securities, which have been a fea
ture of the stock market for some days
past, it was believed that the building of
the $1,000,009 terminal would be delayed.
Secretary Derousse's announcement Is con
strued as meaning that the great station
will be built without unreasonable delay,
together with the other big improvements
planned for the capital city.
It Is also taken to mean that th? District
Commissioners are satisfied with the plans
recently submitted to them, and that the
terminal will be built of granite instead of
white marble, as was or.ginally intended.
Torpedo Flotilla Will Sail Within n
Special Correspondence of The Evening Star.
PORTSMOUTH, Va., November 18.?The
first torpedo flotilla expects to sail from
flic navy yard tomorrow for Hampton
Roads, where the little destroyers will
await the arrival of their convoy, the
auxiliary cruiser Buffalo.
Within a week after leaving the yard, the
flotilla will depart on Its long and perilous
voyage to the orient. The vessels are need
ed by Admiral Evans, commander-in-chief
of the Asiatic station, for patrol duty along
the Philippine coast.
Their light draught and great speed fit
them especially well for this service, and
they will mane a valuable addition to the
fleet In eastern waters.
The public at first stood aghast when lO
was announced that these tiny warships
were to be Bent to the Philippines. The
officers of the destroyers, however, have re
peatedly stated that they know their ves
sels so well and have been In so many
storms with them that they do not at all
fear to take them on the long voyage.
The convoy will carry most of the need
ful supplies for the trip, and frequent ports
will be made for the purpose of replenish
ing the bunkers of the torpedo boats.
All of them are equipped with towing ap
paratus, but It Is not anticipated that there
will be any use for it except In the event
of an emergency, when It has proved very
convenient In the past.
Sites for Naval Buildings.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
ANNAPOLIS. Md., November 18.?A board
of naval officers began sessions at the
Naval Academy yesterday for the purpose of
determining the sites upon which the new
Naval Academy hospital, power-house and
the experimental stations are to be erected.
The board Is composed of Admiral Field,
president, and Medical Director I. C. Wise,
Surgeon diaries F. Stokes and Commander
Jamea H. Perry.
Established 1876.
Our personal guarantee with each purchase.
Warm Gloves. *
All kinds, for ladles. misses, bov? or
men. Golf Gloves and Scotch Glove*;
also the Silk-lined Jersey
Gloves. 100 dozen?all In one
lot. For this sale
On the 2d Floor?
Bargain Spots.
Ladles" 60c. good quality Flan- A A ??
nelette Night Gowns for TTTTV.
Men's and Boys' Heavy Shirts
and Drawers. 50c. kind, for ^a>C?
Cotton Blankets. 80c. kind, 'lOp
10-4, white or gray, for
White Wool Blankets, $5 <? l> fjQ
kind, big sise. Thursday ?J}a>.y'0
Heavy Domet Flannel, a big <T)
quality for 5c. yard, for........ ?t
Silkoline - covered Comforts,
sanitary fleece ccrtton, 08c. kind.
Ladles' $1.00 fine Wool Under
wear, all kinds for
All-wool Cream Baby Flannel,
All-wool Red Twilled Flannel..
A few Black 75c. Near-?llk
Petticoats, wide flare, for
Extra wide 39c. Table Linen,
pretty damask patterns
Cotton French Flannel, the exact pat
terns as the 75c. wool flannel, all
cotton, is worth 15c. Thursday
Infants' All-wool Bands and
39c. Knit Wrappers, for......
Child's and Misses' extra g _
heavy Ribbed Underwear
Ladies' and Men's Medicated
Red Underwear, $1.00 kind 0
BargaSmi Spots.
Real Bargain?means the combi
nation of quality?style?low price.
Every item is a real bargain.
At the Si!k Dept.
9Rc. value?Pretty Light Blue =
Silk Moire. Not over 15 yards
to one purchaser
27-inch-wide Black Guaran
teed Peau de Soie; dollar qual
ity, for
26-inch-wlde Black Gunran
teed Taffeta; worth 88c. Guar
antee woven In the selvage
Miscellaneous i Bargain
R. & G. Corsets; .all sizes,
Child's Extra Heavy Black fl *j)\l / _
?School Hose; l'Jc. kind UAi/^Q.
Ladles' Fine White Hem fl _
stitched 5c. Handkerchiefs... 11
Tea Cups, Vases and Cut-glass fl rj, _
Salt Holdprs; 25c. novelties 11 yt-.
Fine French Glass Wine Sets; (TttS/-.
$2.25 value; full set for VOt,.
Fairy Silk Trimming
Braids and Gimps; 19c. to
39c. value, for
The New Hem Chiffon and
Net Veils; 39c.; full size, for. ..
At the Suit Dept.
Ladies' All-wool Cloth Suits, worth
$14.98. Only 57 suits in all. Are the new
style Scotch suitings Military effect.
Trimmed with buttons
and silk strappings. All
A small lot Percale Waists.
Medium size. 50c. kind
$100 Madras Waists Have
been in the window. Medium
and large size. Choice
At the Fur Dept.
Tou kr.ow us and our reputation for 27
years. Here Is ;i safe and economical
place to buy Furs. Skins are higher
this year, but we bought a few lots vory
advantageously on account of the back
ward season.
$4.00 Fur Scarfs and Muffs for.... ?1 '.'8
$.">.00 Fur Scarfs and Muffs for.... 2 98
$8.98 Fur Scarfs and Muffs for 4 '.18
$12 98 Fur Scarfs ar.d Muffs for.... 7 ."x?
$18.<K) Fur Scarfs and Muffs for.... 1<>.98
$55.00 Fur Scarfs and Muffs for.... "0
Child's Fur Sets for 7ito.
Child's Fur Sets for ttf<c.
Child's Fur Sets for 1 98
Child's Fur Sets for 2.98
Misses' Fur Sets for o.98
At the Cloth Dept.
Heavy All-wool Scotch 50c. Tje,
Sultings for
50 Inch Zlbellne. o0-inrh Wool
Suitings; 98c. value
Black Heavy All-wool Cloth,
$1.75 value, for
All colors 52-inch Venetian *7JT)r?
Cloth, $1.00 value, for ?'V.
KM Gloves.
Ladies' Fine French Dressed Kid
Gloves, in white, black and all . .
colors. New style stitch. Two
clasp. A 98c. value. Thursday " u'?'0
T. B. Reinhardt & Sons.
Money hack if vou wish.
No One Seems to Know What
is Really in Store,
Interesting Story Comes From Ports
mouth, Where the General Offices
Are i/ocated.
Special Dispatch to The F.Tenlng Star.
PORTSMOUTH, Va., November 18?At
the general offices of the Seaboard Air L ne
railway In this city no one professes to
know anything whatsoever regarding the
future of the system.
The belief Is general among the employes
and those officials who will talk that if the
absolute control of the system goes to
Thomas F. Ryan, as It Is belfeved It will,
the result will be dictation of the Seaboard
policy by the Southern railway.
Denials have very little weight with
these men, who know the Ins and outs of
the railway business. They admit that
there Is no possible chance of the Southern
railway taking possession of the Seaboard.
There are statutes against any such move,
but In effect the result would be the same.
Vanderbilt Rumor Won't Down.
The Vanderbilt rumor will not down. It
has been revived in many quarters since
the announcement that the road was in
trouble. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., It Is
stated, has interested himself in the prop
erty, and after the atmosphere clears there
are many who believe that the road will
turn up In Vanderbilt control.
The statement that the Vanderbilts are
interested in no way in properties m this
purt of the country will not stand. Their
control of the Norfolk and Southern rail
way is an open secret.
Accepted by Some.
There are those who accept Mr. Ryan's
statement that he Is not working in the
interest of the Southern railway. These be
lieve that he seeks merely to turn the
road to account and that he is as likely to
swing It to the Vanderbilts as to the Mor
gan Interests. _ , j
The first vice president and general man
ager, Mr. J. M. Barr, is out of the city to
day and other high officiate of the road are
absent from their desks. It is believed that
they are away in consultation on the sub
lect of the Ryan deal.
The unrelenting right that was made by
Mr. Ryan on the Seaboard Is recalled in
consideration with his prominence in the
I>resent deal.
More Than 100 Suits.
He had at one time more than 100
law suits pending In the various courts of
Virginia and other states. All of them
were withdrawn under a compromise agree
Apparently this did not end the light
against the plans of Mr. Williams. and he
has been bitterly opposed in the financial
centers and his securities have been un
mercifully hammered.
If he Is really beaten It Is evidence that
j P Morgan and Thomas P. Ryan have
succeeded in doing, through the stock
market, what they failed to accomplish
through the court and the New York
banks, many believe.^
Funeral of William H. Smith.
The funeral of William H. Smith took
place from his late residence this morn
ing at 9:30 o'clock. Following the services
there the remains were conveyed to St.
Augustine's Church, where solemn requiem
mass was said by Rev. Father Dougherty,
assisted by Rev Father Bishoff and Rev.
Father Griffith. The music accompaning
the service was rendered by a full choir un
der the leadership of Anton Kaspur. Or
ganist, Miss Mary Mullaly.
The service was attended by a large con
course of officials and personal friends of
the deceased, many of whom had served
? in official life with the deceased for over a
quarter of a century. . . .
Then honorary pallbearers were Judson
W. Lyons. P. B. 8. Plnchback, John F.
Cook and R. H. Terrell. The active pall
bearers were Henry Johnson, William H. A.
Wormley. C. A. Fleetwood, A. B. Thomas,
Daniel Murray, Willis J. Smith, W. S.
Montgomery and John F. N. Wilkinson.
The floral offerings were numerous, em
bracing large pieces of beautiful design
from attaches of the House of Representa
tives, the Chay B. Club, Armstrong Man
ual Training School, the Job composing
room of the government printing office, Mr.
and Mrs. William Washington of Boston,
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hay, Mrs. and Miss
Tucker, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Dr. Lofton,
Mrs. John H. Brooks and Mr. and Mrs.
Judson W. Lyons.
The interment took place at Mount Olivet
cemetery. The Knights of St. Augustine
Commandery acted as guard of honor.
Washington Young Man Chosen.
Special Dispatch to Tb? Evening Star.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., November 18.?At
the Tale Junior Societies' elections Mel
ville B. Emley of Washington was chosen
by Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
Interesting Session of Federation of
Labor Today.
BOSTON, November IS.?Discussion or the
question as to whether the American Fed
eration of Labor should place itself on rec
ord as favoring socialism was resumed to
day at the convention of that organization.
The matter came up yesterday, when the
committee on resolutions reported "unfa
vorably" five resolutions, the adoption or
any or all of which meant the pledging of
the federation to some form of socialism.
D. W. Richmond, president of the Rail
way Clerks' International Association, to
day declared that his organization would
withdraw if the federation adopted social
istic Ideas.
Unanimous consent was refused Delegate
Charles Dodd of the Piano Makers' Union
of Chicago to introduce a resolution urging
wage workers to vote for trades unionists
for municipal, state and national offices.
Cl aries Lavin, the delegate from Wilkes
barre, urged the convention to adopt the
resolutions. He argued that there was
something wrong with the body politic and
that socialism would cure the evils.
He declared that boys and girls are taken
from school early and put to work in the
factories and mills, and pointed out that
the more boys there are. the worse it is
for the men. and he saw no political party
that would stop these conditions except the
Delegates Kreft of Philadelphia and Slay
ton of Newcastle, Pa., addressed the chair
in opposition to the committee's unfavor
able report. Delegate Kreft stated that
no political party except the socialist had
made reference In its platform In Pennsyl
vania last year to the coal strike.
After several other socialist delegates
had spoken John Mitchell, president of the
United Mine Workers, said:
"I do not desire to detract from the
credit due our socialist friends for the as
sistance rendered us during the coal strike.
On the contrary, I wish to make grateful
acknowledgment to them for the assist
ance they gave to us. But I wish to
deny the statement made by Delegate
Kreft that the relief committee In Phila
delphia was organized by or was under the
supervision of the socialist body. The so
cialists of Philadelphia, as in all other
parts of the country, contributed its liber
ally as other trades unions did. They did
as much, they did no more.
"I have no desire to discuss the relative
merits of the trades unions and socialism.
I recognize the light of every man to be
lieve as he pleases. I wish to say that I
regard it as a very great mistake on the
part of our socialist friends to attempt to j
commit this movement to the principles
In which they believe. It would be a sad I
day. Indeed, if trades unions were made I
the tail-end of a political organization." I
Several speakers followed Mr. Mitchell, I
all speaking in support of the socialistic
Automobile Battery Wagon and Forge
Makes Trip From Jersey City.
The automobile battery wagon and forge,
tuilt for the ordnance department of the
army, arrived here safely last evening after
an eventful trip from Jersey City, where It
was manufactured. It made the entire run
under its own power, and made satisfac- j
tcry progress, barring a serious breakdown i
soon after the start at Newark, N. J., and
a slight derangement of the machinery near
Princeton, N. J. The vehicle is the only
one of Its kind In the world, and was built
as an experiment.
It Is operated by a. twenty-eight horse
power gasoline engine and weighs 10,000
pounds. Its n.axlmum speed tinder favor
able conditions is twelve miles an hour. It
is a veritable forge and machine shop on
wheels and is designed to accompany troops
in the field with a view to the speedy repair
of ordnance and ordnance supplies.
Captain O'Hearn of the ordnance depart
ment supervised the construction of the
wagon and brought it to this city .
Capt. Wheeler of the office of the chief
of ordnance Joined Capt. O'Hearn at
Baltimore and accompanied him to this
city. The last stretch of the trip was
somewhat Blow on account of the heavy
roads, due to recent rainstorms, and at
two or three points on the road where
the Incline was particularly steep It be
came necessary to employ the winch
built on the front of the wagon to pull
the heavy load up the hill. It is stated
that the vehicle arrived In good condi
tion and will be tested in a few days for
the benefit of the officials of the War De
partment. Meanwhile It Is stored in a
large building on U street.
Some Opposition to Ryan-Blair Propo
sition for Financing Company.
NEW YORK, November 18.?Action was
again deferred today by the Seaboard Air
Line directors on the Ryan-Blair financing
proposition, which was to have been acted
on yesterday. ?
The matter was then put over until this
morning, but further delay was decided on,
and It went over until afternoon. It Is un
derstood that attempts are being made to
harmonize all Interests, and that this is
the reason for the adjournments
There were pretty definite reports that
the syndicate represented by Ladenburg,
Thalmann & Co., which has representa
tives on the board of directors and In the
voting trust, was opposing the financing
plan under which the selection of the board
of directors would be turned over to Mr.
Ryan and Blair * Co.
Bloodhounds After Murderers.
1 CANNELTON, Ind., November 18.?I>afe
Elder, a well-to-do farmer, was waylaid
and murdered today on the highway near
Derby. A posse, with bloodhounds, la
searching for the murderer.
' I
Street Car Strike Still On, Though
Negotiations Are Progressing.
CHICAGO. November IS.?While lK troliA
tions for )>eace between the City railway
and Its striking employes worn pending in
the city hall, through the overtures of Mayor
Harrison and the aldermanie arbitration
committee, a third line of the company's
strike-bound cars was put iu operation to
day under police protection.
Except for a few stones on the tracks
there was no attempt to delay the Indiana
avenue cars on ths way to the business
center from the barns at o9th street.
Neither strikers r.or the sympathizer*
were present in any great numhers, and the
street presented almost Its usual appear
ance as the five cars sped along.
On the return, however, considerable <*?
lay was caused by the "short circuiting ' of
the line. A ro|w had been thrown ov-r tie
trolley wire and a heavy copper wire drawn
up until the two met and diverted the cur
rent. A repair wagon was hurried to 11e
rescue, however, and the obstacle was soon
The Wentworth and Cottage Grove ave
nue cars met with only trilling interference
and carried a largely increased number of
The weather hud much to do with clear
ing the streets of loiterers. A biting north
west wind appeared to have tempered the
enthusiasm of the "sympathisers' on foot,
while drivers of wagons were little inclio <1
to interfere.
Trial of Miller and Johns May Reach
Jury Tomorrow.
CINCINNATI. November 18.?The gov
ernment today closed Its evidence in ttie
trial of I). V. Miller and J. M. Johns,
charged with conspiracy to extort a bribe
from John J. Ityan, a turf commissioner.
It is expected that the case will go to
the jury tomorrow.
Post Office Inspector R. M. Fulton testi
fied to his investigations of the Hyao
concern and reporting that Its business
was not proper for the mails.
Additional reports of inspectors and
telegrams between the defendants and
Ryan were offered as the closing evi
dence. The defense opened witli the in
troduction of a number of witnesses who
testified to the good characters of the de
Joseph M. Johns, in his own defense,
went over the story of his dealing Willi
Ryan, showing through checks and
vouchers what was done with the
secured from John J. Ryan, none going
to D. V. Miller.
Secretary of Treasury Pays Visit to
NEW YORK, November 1".?Secretary
Shaw, who came from Washington yester
day to attend the chamber of commeri e
banjuet, visited the subtreasury today and
conferred for some time with Assistant
Treasurer Fish.
The Secretary declined to discuss any
phase of the financial situation except to
say that returns from all sections of the
country indicate a continuance of pros
Cardinal Merry del Val Will Control
Sacred Palaces.
ROME, November 18.?The pope today ap
pointed Cardinal Merry del Val, the papal
secretary of state, to be prefect of the
sacrcd palaces, a position which under the
late Pope I^eo had Deen made distinct from
the secretaryship of state and had !>een in
formally Intrusted to Cardinal Mocennl,
who held it until now.
It is a most important position, making
Cardinal del Val head of the administration
of the Vatican, and thus centering In his
hands the highest powers of the papal gov
The pope during the day received in pri
vate audience Mgr. Espinosa. archbishop of
Buenos Ayres.
His Leg Broken.
William Jones, thirty-five years old liv
ing near the corner of 10th and N streets
northwest, fell and broke one of his legs
while trying to catch a runaway mule near
his home about 1 o'clock today. The ambu
lance from the Emergency Hospital was
summoned and Jones was removed to that
institution, where he was given surgical at
Farr Hearing Continued.
Upon the conclusion of the argument or
United States Attorney Adkins yesterday
afternoon before United States Commis
sioner Anson S. Taylor, the preliminary
hearing In the case of William Farr. charg
ed with the fraudulent use of the postal
service, was by mutual agreement con
tinued until the 81st instant. At that time
Commissioner Taylor will hear final argu
ments upon the application for probable
Brought Here for Trial.
Wilson E. Kraemer, the young man who
Is wanted In this city to answer charges of
having passed worthless checks at local
banks, as published in Monday's Star, was
brought here from New York today. He
was measured and photographed at pol.o*
headquarters this afternoon.

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