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State Officers of Anti-Saloon League in Conference. FINANCES DISCUSSED STATEMENT BY REV. P. A. BAKEB. OF OHIO. league Does Not Expect Co-Operation of Political Leaders?Situation In Buckeye State. The state superintendents of the Antl Knloon League opt red a week's conference In the rooms of the league In the Bliss building yesterday afternoon. The first s. ssion wis devoted to a general discussion of finances and methods of raising money for league work. The question of cen tralization of state finances was also dis ci ssed. The discussions were participated in by Dr. B 8. Chapman of southern California, Superintendent C. E. Page of Pittsburg. Superintendent H. W. Tope of New York, Superintendent W. H. Anderson of Illinois, and Rev. P. A. Baker of Ohio. A fund of Interesting information wal furnished by the opinions of the members. An Interesting figure in the conference la Rev. P. A. Baker, superintendent of the Itpgue tn Ohio, and chairman of the national headquarters committee. Refer ring to the statement published in a spe cial telegram from Columbus, Ohio, In The Star last night, to the effect that he had t>een told by republican members of the Ohio legislature that Senator Hanna is ad vising them against temperance legislation. with a presidential election just ahead. Rev. Baker makes an extended statement. To a representative of The Star he said: "We have In Ohio municipal and town ship local option, but as yet ws have no protection whatever for the cities. There will be presented to the next general as sembly a ward local option measure for the protection of residential districts In the cities. The brewers In some of the cities have for some time past been buying and le tsing choice Vocations throughout the resi dential districts and are establishing sa loons and making them feeders for the downtown saloons, most of which are own ed by the brewers. "Some of th3 small politicians of Ohio are opposed to this measure because, as they say. Senator Hanna Is unfriendly to it and gives as his reason that next year is presi dential year. The Anti-Saloon League does not seek the assistance of Senator Hanna or any other of the party leaders In the passage of this measure. Want Leaders to Keep Hands Off. "It has taken the ground that they ought Rot to be politically Involved In questions of legislation purely moral, and all the league asks Is that they keep hands off, and If the party leaders will do this a ward local option measure will be passed, as a majority of both houses elected are friendly to the passage of such a measure. "The league in its political work is affili ated with no party as such. In the last election In Ohio we Indorsed both demo crats and republicans. In Cuyahoga county, where the political fight centered, the league Indorsed the same number of demo crats and republicans on the legislative tickets, and those Indorsed by the league ran from Ave to fifteen hundred ahead on the legislative ticket, despite the fact that party lines were more closely drawn in that county than they ever were before. "The brewers are claiming that, because of their large contributions to the republi can campaign fund, and especially for al leged assistance in Cuyahoga county, they have the direct promise of Senator Hanna and Governor-elect Herrlck that no tem perance legislation shall be enacted this winter. The decent republicans of the state, however, are unwilling to believe that either Senator Hanna or Governor-elect Herrlck would descend to the low level of becoming liquor lobbyists in the legislature. "The demand for the passage of the ward measure Is more aggressive and Insistent than it has ever been before for the pas sage of any temperance measure. Many men who are not opposed to saloons in the down-town districts of the cities are In tensely Interested In having them abolished from the residence districts, and vehement ly protest against the opportunity of doing so being denied them." Rev. Baker's statement is called out by the asseveration In the dispatch from Co lumbus that "the Anti-Saloon League shows tight and a disposition to hold Senator Hanna responsible If the local option bill is not passed." Discussions Today. The session today was given up to an ex tended discussion of Issues, education and agitation, under the divisions: "What should be the Issue or Issues In a given state?" "How to raise the issue or Issues and educate public opinion in their favor?" "Methods of agitation and education by voice, pen, press, pictures, etc?'?Superin tendents Russell, Fanning and Chapman, The discussions were participated In by many of the members. Rev. Baker con cluded the program with a half hour dis sertation ou the paper question. Five-minute addresses in presentation of league work, Sundays and week days, were given by Superintendents Baker, Anderson. Peck. Hartley and Gams. The program for tomorrow's session is given as follows: The gospel temperance department of the league ? The league's relation to moral suasion efforts; gospel temperance and pledgo signing; methods of-the Lin coln Legion. Superintendent Russell; dis cussion. Superintendents McCash and Hartley. Church federation in the league; the 1908 conference. Superintendents Nichol son. Anderson, Chapman. Report of committee on by-laws of the rational league and discussions. Matters for Consideration. The programs of the remaining days of the session are: Saturday. December 5?General topic. Lo cal saloou restriction and suppression; lo cal option and no license; elections, how to win the votes and gain and hold the fteld against the saloon; M. J Fanning, H. H. Spooner. Finding and enlisting competent superintendents, Superintendent Baker; dis cussion by Superintendent Anderson. Report of committee on by-laws of the National League and discussion. Sunday. December tt?League field day in the Washington churches. An opportunity to speak for the cause In the churches of tlie capital or to listen to addresses or ser mons by experienced league speakers. Monday. December 7?General topic, "The Leagua and Legislation." methods of sup-8 porting candidates In favor of antl-saloon measures, end of defeating those friendly to the .saloon. Organisation of the voters and details of work tn the primaries, at the polls and In the legislature. The relation of the state league to Congress and the bills pending therein. The coming campaign in Congress. Superintendents P. A. Baker and K. C. Dinwiddle; discussion by Mr. Darnell, A B Christv and 8. E. Nicholson. The league's relation to party, prohibi tionists and their party, discussed by Su perintendent Anderson. Report of commit tee on by-laws. Tuesday, December 8?Topic, "Enforce ment of the Law." The league's part in se miring obedience to the local laws. Our relation to the public officials and the law breakers. The standards of our activity in the couris. Reducing the number of saloons at court. A. E. Shoemaker and Superintendent C. E. Page. Report of committee oa by-laws. Those Present. The following is a roster of those In at tendance upon the conference: Rev. Dr. H. H. Russell, general superintendent American Antl-Saloon League; Rev. E. C. Dinwiddle, legislative superintendent; Rev. P. A. Baker, superintendent of Ohio Antl Haloon League and chairman of national headquarters committee; E. 8. Chapman. D. D.. LL. D.. superintendent of southern California; Rev. T. M. Hare, superintended of Wisconsin; I. N. McCash. LL. D.. super intendent of Iowa| Rev. V. O. Humphreys j superintendent of Indiana; Rev. G. W. r : Odd Lots of Waists. Lot of 8 brows and wUtt check taf feta. silk Waists, trimmed with wood ?Ilk braid. Blsea 3% 38. 42 and ? ? nO 44 only. Sold at $0. Friday for 9 ' ?VO 4 dozen all-wool flannel Waists, trim med with tuaked front and pleated back. Regular 98c. value 12 white Madras Vesting- Waists, soma of them are a trifle soiled, odds and ends of regular stock. Sold up to Jt/n ? *2.50. at OVC. Candy Special. X. special lot of 600 pounds of dark coated Chocolate Vanilla Cream Drops?pure and fresh? offered Just for tomorrow, per J TLr pound, at.... I**,? Jewelry at 25c. . Choice of Sterling Silver Cuff Buttons. Brooch Pins. Cuff Pins, SUck Pins, Belt Sets. Watch Fobs with Charm, Beads and Hat P.ns, In various effects, Tig*, offered Friday at P?C0?< 111 Seventh and K Streets, Ladies' Neckwear. Choice of cdds and ends of Ladles' Neckwear left from the past week's busy selling, including silk four-ln hands, stocks and ties, in pretty jityles and all colors, worth up to 25c. each, Friday at I2fcc. Choice of another lot of finer quality Neckwear, Including all the season's choicest effects. In silk and chif fon and lace: regular 39c. and 600. values, for ? Lining Remnants. 000 yards of Dressmakers' Cambric, In good colors and desirable lengths, offered Friday, per ^jC. yard, at A remnant lot of about WO yards of Fast Black Percallne. In desira ble lengths. SIS Inches wide. Friday, per yard, at Remnants of Fine Percallne*, Neva Silks and Spun Glass Lin ngs. Regular l2Vfcc. to 18c. values. Friday.A'!/-, yard, at 4^4c. |important Friday Offer * ingsin Women's Suits, Coats, Skirts <& Furs. 2 Qun Metal Extract Velvet Suits; sold at $18.98; to be sacrificed d? A (TJQ tomorrow at aPTr-yC) One handsome Sable Opossum Long Pelerine Scarf; sold at 918.00: tomorrow at 4 Children's New Military Coats, of handsome Imported kersey; <? ?! (D)8 sold at $7.98; Friday at ^?J?VO 2 Children's New Peter Thompson Winter Coats; sizes 8 and 12 <5T) <T])fi years; sold at $5.98; Friday at 4 Children's Imported White Persian Lamb and Angora Novelty Fur Sets, with muff and collar piece; sold (TfcS;/-? at $200. for Wt. 2 Ladles' Winter Coats, of Imported English covert, that were ftjli OS $22.50. are ^y.VO Only three of these Ladles' Handsome Blouse Suits of Imported Panne Cheviot, handsomely trimmed; two of black and one of blue. Were $22.98. <5 II T) ( Tomorrow V ? One Imported Broadcloth Suit, full pleated long skirt; blouse ? II 9, OS effect; reduced from $.10 to JUlO.yu 2 Handsome Model Suits, of black and blue Broadcloth, corset coat effect, tight-fitting style; reduced from $83.50 to. " 2 genuine Eastern Mink Fur Cluster Scarf#, regular $10.00 value, A (ThQ Friday at ijrfr.y? One Nearseal Blouse Jacket, size 30, cut In the latest fashion, reduo- $T)g ed from $37.50 to One genuine Marten Fur Imperial IS*',$112.98 2 Electric Seal Coats, lined with satin duchesse; sizes 88 and 40, sold at $27.50, reduced to... One Imported Priestley's Cravenette Raincoat, in a rich shade of Oxford gray, reduced fl A (TTlQ from $23.00 to H T.VO 2 Cravenetto Raincoats, in Oxford gray, sold at $14.00, ffliS reduced to ^O.VO 1 handsome black silk Lace Skirt, made over drop of taffeta silk, beau tifully trimmed. Sold at S 11 T <T!>8 $25.00. reduced to 11 aiVO 4 ladies' all-wool Kersey Coats, mili tary effect, 2 black and 2 castor; sizes 86 and 88; reduced from $10.00 to 2 imported Zibellne Corset Coats; In black only; sizes 30 and 40. Sold iff at $10.00, reduced to 8 misses' Imported Novelty 8uits, lat est blouse style, handsomely trimmed. Regular $10.98 val- *7 ( ue for J ? Roimdkip ?j urn Wrappers. 1 dozen heavy quality fleece-back Flan nelette Wrappers; trimmed with nov elty braid; large sizes left ?p fl T)/tk Regular $2.48 values for 3 11 .^&V 39 fleece-back Flannelette Wrappers, trimmed with ruffles over shoul ders and full flounce skirt. gJT)^ 1 > Regular $1.00 value for 3'v> 2 silk finished Cashmere Tea Gowns. 1 red and 1 blue. Sold at $3.00. (fro Reduced to ?P^.VO 3 handsome light blue silk Negliges, daintily trimmed, sold at $13 ffirrs g/Oi and $10.96, reduced to Leather Goods. Choice of Crushed Leather Belts, In black, red and brown, also extra large 1 ' Leather Wrist Bags. Silk Belts, with | J colonial buckles. Patent Leather Belts, In all colors, and Pocket Books with double frames. Regular 39c. values for Hosiery Bargains. A big lot of Children's Fast Black I ' Stockings, extra heavy weight for cold V weather wear; lxl ribbed: double knee, II heel and toe. Offered tomorrow as a very special value, per pair, Jj Lot of Ladles' and Men's Fast Black Hose, full regular made, double heel and toe. Regular 25c. values, |] ?> ? at " CJWr. Ribbon Remnants. Buyers of Ribbons for making fancy work for Christmas gifts will revel In these bargains tomorrow. A big lot of All-silk Narrow Ribbons for fancy work, in all colors of the rain bow; regular price. 2c. a yard. OfTered In bundles of from 2 to 4 yards tomorrow, per bunch, at ^r??. Remnants of Numbers >j and 1 All-silk Taffeta and Satin Ribbons, in desirable widths and all colors; regular IT / ~ 3c. and 8c. values. Per yard. ?=>/2 A good remnant lot of Best Quality Ribbons, in very wide widths. Including AU-sllk Taffetas. Liberty Satin and Double-face Taffetas and I.ouisines, In best colors and desirable lengths. Values up to 29c. a Friday's Clear-up in the Shoe Department. Men's Tan and Black Leather and Em broidered Slippers; all sizes In A^c the lot. Friday at Boys' and Girls' Black Cloth and Jer sey Legglns: 3-strap and button styles; sizes 8 to 10 years; 50c. val- 37c. Men's and Women's 7 and 10-button Cloth Overgalters; all sizes, per I] (flu-, pair, at " Odd lot of Women's Juliets and Lace Shoes; plain and tipped toes; $1.25 value O>to Odd lot of Women's Felt, Satin and Cloth Juliets and warm lined lace Shoes; low and high heels; values up to 68c. Women's Satin-lined Lace Slip pers; in various colors: $1.23 val ues. for Women's $1.50 KIdskin and Box Calf Lace and Button Shoes: light and heavy soles; nearly all (P fl 11 e? sizes *p 11 . 11 ?> Women's 50c. Storm Rubbers, light gossamer weight; sizes 2% to 3V4 /T) only, a.t ouWi Boys' and Girls' School Shoes, of calf and kidskin; heel and spring 8Sf> heel: values up to $1.23, at OOv. Children's Kidskin Shoes; lace and but ton styles; extension soles; 75c. and $1.00 values Men's $2.00 Tan and Black Shoes, sin gle and double soles. Odd lot ft II T) S Friday at 59c. 4th Floor?Small Lots off Upholstery Goods, Bed wear, Floor Coverings and Curtains, Odd pairs of plain and figured Por tieres. handsome styles, corded aud fringed. Some are slightly >1 J}8 damaged. $7.00 to $12 values... " iTO Lot of Tapestry Cushion Covers, 22 inches square. 30c. and 75c. values for 80 yards of 8-quarter Linoleum, regu lar 75c. quality, per square yd. Three 9x12 ft. Wilton Velvet Rugs, in rich patterns. $40.00 value $27.50 Lot of I^ace Bed Sets, large size for double beds. $3.00 value, g jj 22-inch Tapestry Couch Cushions, slightly imperfect. $1.75 to $3 (Q)9/ values for VOW. Lot of slightly soiled Head Rests, mad* of silk and sateen. 50c. to 75c. 1A values at siPVW. Fine quality Mercerized Silk Tapestry. In sizes 23 Inches square, useful for cushion tops, pillow covers and 5(fT)/-? chair bottoms. Each at a5VW. Lot of Axminster Rugs, worth $3.00 and $4.00 each, to be closed out Friday at Lot of Smyrna Wool Rugs, size 30x00 inches, slightly damaged. $2.00 value ?? yards of Coco Matting, one yard wide; regular price 43c. yd.. 2*PC 6-quarter Tapestry Table Covers, worth $1.00 and $1.25 a yard, 12 pairs of 11-quarter fine quality selected California Wool Blankets, with colored bor ders. $3.00 and $0.00 values, at 18 fine Scroll-stltched Comforts, cover ed. with French sateen; reg- ? fl <j>Q ular $3.00 value, for 9A.VO Handkerchiefs. Lots of wise buyers are selecting Holiday Handkerchiefs now--and scour ing bargains that will not be in sight later, when the annual rush begins. Indies' Regular 12%c. Pure Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, ex- (fti _ cellent quality. Friday at VC. Ladles' Regular 19c. Swiss Embroid ered and Lace-trimmed Handkerchiefs, In-various dainty styles, to- t| T>0/ _ morrow at 11 Choice of a very fine lot of Ladies' Handkerchiefs. Including the best styles of the season, such as Fine Hemstitched, Embroidered and Hand-drawn Em broidery - work Handkerchiefs. Regular 25c. values at 17c. each, or three for d'o'C. Men's and Ladles' Pure Linen Initial Handkerchiefs. In all let- fl Tin/n ters; regular 19c. value, at... 11 <?/T> (Six in a fancy box at 75c.) 39c. and 50c. Stationery, 25c. A special lot of High-grade Box Sta tionery. including kid-flnish and popular correspondence styles, put up in fancy, boxes for gift giving. Regular TJg ? 39c. and 50c. values Friday at... &<9C. There's double Incentive for bargain making tomorrow. We must clear the decks for Christmas action. Holiday stocks have pre-empted the space usually given to regular lines?and necessity prices rule. These rem nants concern the small lots made by popular demand?and are therefore the choicest and most desirable merchandise we have. They are the goods you'll buy tomorrow at remnant prices?and many a shrewd shopper will pick up sensible gifts at very small outlay of cash. Big Opportunities in Men's Clothing Dept. 38 Men's All-wool Cassimere Suits, In neat dark patterns; odd lots, left from regular lines; sold at $10 and $12. Friday for 5*/.Oi3 85 pairs of Men's All-wool Cassimere and Cheviot Trousers, heavy winter weight?well tailored and cor rectly cut $2.50 and $3.00 gfl valuea, at J/ B . / V SB Men's and Youths' Oxford Gray Kersey Overcoats, this sea son's best styles. Worth $7.30 ffR T)S and $8.50 Voung Men's Suits; sizes 16 to 19 years; In neat patterned chev- rtjg lots. Regular $7.00 valuea. at Lot of Men's Black Derby and Soft Alpine Hats: this season's di fl fl (JT) correct shapes; $2.00 values.. 11 ? I j' A Clearing Saie off Trimmed Hats. Christmas goods are pre-empting the space usually given over to regular lines. Tomorrow these Trimmed Hats are to be closed out at less than cost prices. Four lots?priced as follows: $1.98 for $3 and $3.50 Hats. $2.98 for $4 and $5 Hats. $3.98 for $6 and $7 Hats. $4.98 for $7.50 to $10 Hats. In addition te'tli# above sweeping sac rifices. we havfc-'made decisive reductions among the unffiftiirrfd Millinery. tTntrimmed arrd Fteady-to-wear Hats, In two lots; prljjed follows: Children's and Muses' Ready-to-wear Hats; large aqd.round shapes. In all col ors. Regular 50c.?^o 98c. val ues Ladies' and^Misse^' Vntrimmed Hats of fine quality scratch felt, in black, navy, castor apd brown. Stylish shapes; large and small. 9Sc. and $1.48 /df!)/-. values Fancy Feathers, win^s, birds, breasts, pompons, aigrettes ?tnd flowers, fl fV in all colors; sold up to 50c.. at.. 11 v/V. Another lot V>f Fancy Feathers, In all colors and black ' utid white. Handsome effects.' Sold at 75c. to $1.48, for...-. AJJU Linen Remnants. 23 dozen German Linen Napkins, full bleached, neat dice patterns, 18-in. square, test selvage edges on both sides; sold regularly for C9c. doz. 'JJ/ /, Remnant price, each 2 to 5-yd. lengths of Crash Toweling, full -bleached, fast selvage on lM?th sides; pells from the piece for 5c. 11/ Remnants, per yd. Remnant lot of very fine Satin Dam ask Tea Cloths, nearly 1?4 yds. square, finished with tied fringes-only one pat tern, the anow-drop: that is why they go In remnant sale; sold for $1.50. Remnant pHce, each ViSv. Just 8 turkey-red and white Table Covers. 10-4 size, fringed all around; the patterns are clear plaids of red and white; sold In regular way for 98c. Remnant price, each.. OVw. Merino Underwear. Children's Shirts and Drawers, 4 g _ fleece lined, odd sizes; special. u t>C. Ladles' Medicated Red Flannel and Gray Wool Vest and Pants; not all sizes; regular $100 garment. Ladles' Heavy Fleece-lined Union Suits, all sizes; 49c. value, 'I?/-* for - o>yt? Laces. Regular ?8c. Venice All-over Laces, In new styles, reduced, per yard, to "'v. Lot of Venice Applique Laces, to match the above all-over laces, values up to 19c. a yard, for Remnants BSack Goods, A large remnant lot of Black Fabrics, Including 50-1n. All-wool Voile, 50-ln. Cheviot Serge, 50-ln. All-wool Storm ' Sergo, 50-ln. All-wool Zebel.ne, 50-ln. Mohair Sicilian, 4tt-in. All-wool Henri etta, 40-ln. Surah Serge, 40-in. Bril llantlne and 43-ln. All-wool Mistral Suit ing. Values worth up to 75c. a IjrVr. yd., for ? ayyt*'. Boys' Clothing and Furnishings. 8 Boys' Olive Brown Naval Coats, with belted back and emblem on sleeve. Sizes 2V4. 3, 5 and fi years. Reduced from $5.00 3^ Boys' Fancy Golf Caps. 8c. each. Boys' Sailor Blouse Suits, "regulation navy" style, sizes 3. 4. 5. 7. 8 and ft years. Sold at $3.00 -J T>g and $0.o0 Boys' Silk and Satin Shield Bows, fn various col- T)JI/ r> ors. each Boys' Navy Blue Cheviot Sailor Blouse Suits; sizes 3. ft and 10 years only; for quick clear- ff tl ance at Juvenile Sweaters for the little fel lows from 1^ to 4 years: red and navy blue wool worsted. 75c. A 5.? value 43C. Odd lot of Boys' White and Colored Shirts. Blouses and Waists: ^'oken sizes and ends of lines, sold at 50c.. for ,?dC. Boys' Brown and Blue Russian Blouse Suits, with bloomer pants: sizes 0 and 7 years only. Sold at $5.00 Boys' Double-breasted Suits of Fancy Cheviot and Cassimere: sizes 8. 0 and 10 years; sold at fl /TKEr $3.50. for ^ll.V5 Bovs' Rearular $4.00 Fancy Norfolk Suits, for little fel- ~ ~ lows of 3 years Lot of Boys' Roman-stripe and Plaid Toboggan Caps, two styles. Frl- E/r day at Boys' High-grade Cossack Coats and Overcoats; sizes 4 to 9 years. Some trimmed with astrakhan: values up to $6.00. Sizes 4 to tfT) ms 0 years Boys' Navy Blue Chinchilla Reefers, with storm collar: sizes 7 to " " 14 years. Friday at Men's Underwear and Furnishings. Men's 30c. Heavy Fleece-lined Under wear. Shirts and Drawers to match; shirts taped neck and pearl buttons; drawers full cut and perfect "JfTV-. fitting; all sizes. Remnant price n5VC? Men's $1.00 and $1.50 Domet Night Robes In a large assortment of new patterns. 54 Inches long, all gA slzes. Remnant price aJIrW. Men's 23c. Black Jersey Fleece-lined Gloves, In most all sizes. Rem- f] nant price M a3C. Men's $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 Domet Flannel Pajamas In a large assortment of new patterns, stripes and fienres; slightly soiled, most all sizes. Remnant price. Men's "Famous" Dress Shirts, linen and front, patent cushion neckband; muslin; all sizes; Remnant price White Unlaundered bosom, double back stays and gussets, extra good quality .fl0c;..va,ue: 39c. Men's Heavy Fleece-lined Astrakhan Gloves; ?9c. value. Remnant price TrVC. mc. .6%c. Domestic Remnants. Remnants of Dres* Gingham, from two to ten-yard lengths, In gray, blue and red stripes; regular Bates' Seer sucker patterns, suitable for under skirts and children's dresses etc.; fast colors. Friday at Remnants of Flannelettes and Ox fords, In a good variety of patterns; from 2Yi to 5-yd. lengths, suit able for kimonas and waists. Friday at Short lengths of full yard-wide bleach ed Cotton, from two to ten-yd. ai 2/ ? lengths, soft finish. Friday at. J.C. Odd lot of Remnants from our own stock, consisting of bight and Dark Prints. Crepons, Outing Cloth, and good many other goods. Fri day at Small lot of slightly soiled Spreads: full size; pearl hemmed, a Q _ Friday at *lhOC? Short lengths of Bates' Seersucker Ginghams, in plain blue, stripes and checks: regular 124c. quality tfjJJ / fOr. .....a a. ???..???*?. a ' 3%c. A Music Special. The latest and most popular Sheet Music always here at_the lowest prices. Tomorrow we offer "TESSIE SONG" at 19c. "ANY RAGS" at 14c. "BURNING OF ROME." r.ew fl An march by Et Paull. at 11 Music Department. Basement. Art Department. Tinted Pillow Tops, 18o. Rlllow Cords, in all colors. 23c. each. 25c. Colored Linen Center Pieces, lie. $1.98 Ready Finished Pillow Tops, 08c. Bear Brand Shetland Floss, all colors. 8c. hank. Germantown, all colors, 9c. hank. 6-piece Opal Sets, hand-painted colors, 98c. Spachtcl Bureau Scarfs and Shams, 22c.?reduced from 25c. and 39c. Handsome Spachte! Scarfs and Shams, reduced from 7ftc. to 44c. Spachtel Scarfs and Shams to match; worth up to $1.09. at 98c. Basement Lots. 20 gallon Ash Cans, regula- (f>Q tlon size VOW. Coa. Shovels, with long handles.. 6c. Gas Radiator, will heat f fl rfj good-size room ^I.E" Best quality covered Gas Tubing. Special, per foot aJW. 4-tube Gas Radiator, heavy nickel plated. has Bunson burner and full jeweled Wine Glasses, plain and fancy 2 patterns, per dozen Crystal Glass Fruit or Berry 1^-. Dishes ?JL. 1-quart Crystal Glass Water 1) T> ? Bottles M 25c. Framed Pictures In a fl large variety of subjects ? VC. Solid Oak Picture Easel, extra AQc large size tfirt White Porcelain Pickle Dishes.. White Porcelain Soup Plates. 5c. 3c. Japanese China Vases. $2.23 ^ g Rogers Silver-plated Tea T" Spoons, set of 6 :... Sheffield Plate Knife and Fork Sot. consisting of 6 knives and 0 forks In leatherette box. $1.73 fl. value ,pfl .irV Large size Glass Vases, heavy "T) gold trimmed Miller Nickel-plated Readintr T.amn, with center draft burner and g J 10-lnch shade, folding tripod. Dress Goods Remnants. Remnants of Figured Nun's Veiling, plain-colored serges, bright-colored plaids and wool albatross. Sold fl IV, up to 25c. yard. Friday at 11 H/C. Remnants of All-wool Fancy Walst Ings. 30-inch all-wool zlbeline. 38-incli all-wool mixtures, all-wool plain suit ings, 28-Inch wool cashmere. :W-'nch cheviot serge. Values up to 5&c. yard <?>VC. Remnants of All-wool 38-inch Fancy Mixtures. 38-inch all-wool whipcords, 38-Inch all-wool granite. 38-Inch all-wool albatross, all-wool snowflake and fancy striped waistlng. Val- b _ ues up to 75c. yard o3>j!5C. A choice lot of Dress Goods Remnants, embracing 02-lnch all-wool broadcloth and Venetian, 56-lnch heavy-weight plaid back suiting, 5ft-inch all-wool Scotch mixtures, 48-inch all-wool pru nella and 56-4nch heavy-weight melton. Values up to $1.25 yard. / ??t. Umbrellas and Mackintoshes. Lot of about 4 dozen Ladles' and Men's 26 and 28-inch Silk Gloria Um brellas. steel rod and paragon frame; handsome handles. Regular $1.00 values for Lot of Children's Navy Blue Serge Mackintoshes, warranted rainproof. Regular $2.25 val- fl QQ ue for 3 # .68 98c. Silk Remnants. Remnant lot of Fancy Novelty Silks, brocaded effects. In old rose, pink, navy, brown, gray, black, cream. fl white, at 11 VC. Remnant lot of 24-lnch plain Japanese Habutal Silks, in a good assortment of colors. Including white and T)S/-> black, 39c. value CSC. Remnants of 3C-lnch Black Taffetas. 36-inch Black Peau de Sole, 27-inch Black Taffetas, 27-lnch Black Peau de Sole, Black Corded Taffetas. Black Satin Duchesse, Black Brocaded Satin. Col ored Taffetas, Fancy Taffetas, Colored Satin, Colored Peau de Sole, Colored Peau Me Cygne. Figured Satin Liberty, Figured Foulards, etc., In lengths sulta blefor waists and skirts at a great sav ing. riuslin Underwear and Children's Depts. 6 Children's Black. Blue and Brown Velvet Coats; heavily lined; collars trim med with fancy braid and lace medal lions: sizes 2 to G years Were (PI /nd $3.88 and $4.98 8 Heavy Winter Coats, kersey and melton cloth; double-breasted military style and deep collars, In cas tor. brown and blue; sold for $4.98 and $3.98 Small lot of Girls' All-wool Cashmere Dresses, with fancy trimmed wnists; light blue, old rose, red and white: sizes 2 to 0 years only; were $1.98. ,r>o Remnant price yOC. Infants' Silk Caps. French stvle, small alzes only; also Mitts, Booties. Bibs and J. a dies Eiderdown Bolero ? T)I / Jackets. Reduced to ?nd Short White and Jflannelette Skirts; Long and Short Cambric Slips. Knit up?oU2.c.Ta?Ue9. ,and.C.aPS; .S?ld fl 7C. *and Cambr?c Garments, con s.sting of gowns, long and short skirts, chemise, drawers and corset rovers; iace and embroidery trimmed; ?oiled; sold up to 98c <3VC. 10 Short Knit Petticoats, blue red and gray; also Dark FlanriMJette Klmo mis; broken sizes; sold up to in 09c., for _ J9c. Coutil Corsets; medium and lone; black and white; broken sizes 55*--n or,es; sold up to ?h'l^en ? white. Pink and Blue Ripple Eiderdown Coats; heavily lined: deep collars; trimmed with fancy braid; 0 months to 3 years; $2.09 value, of} Reduced to VoC. Ladles' and Children's W.dte Aprons; tilmmed with lace and embroidery; also a few Swiss Aprons; soiled g ,r>_ and mussed. Sold up to 4!?c.. for U VC. 18 pairs Children's Canton Flannel Drawers, made with embroidery and cambric ruffles; broken sizes; t] try sold up to 39c.. for I] VC. 10 pairs Indies' Canton Flannel Draw ers; closed; 23 and 27 Inches; embroidery ruffles. Were 30c. -De? Reduced to A?C. Clear-up of Small Lots of Toys. In assembling this big stock of Toys there was bound to occur little break ages and slight hurts in transportation. V\e have gathered all these lot* for to morrow's selling, marked at fractional prices to clear them out. Lot of 3 dozen Outfits, including sol dier. policemen and firemen's uniforms" some pieces missing. Sold at Tiff ' 9#c. and $1.48. Choice Small lot of Metal Soldier Companies, including portable tent; sold at fl 50c.. for llVC. Odd lot of Metal Soldier Companies, on dress parade; sold at 23c. fl Friday II IPC ? 4 extra large-size Oak Wardrobes, tliat will hold the doll's entire out fit, sold at $1.98, for V?C. Odd lot of Bureaus, slightly scratched In transportation; sold at $1.50. Friday for 7vC. 4 extra large Iron Express Wagons, full steel gear; sold at $2.<W. fl im, Friday at 14 Shooting Galleries, with rub ber balls and rifle, to he closed 0(Th_ out at CSVC. Dolls Reduced. Several lots of Handsome Dolls that are reduced because there are only a few of a kind left. Just see what small money will buy tomorrow. 14 Handsome Jointed Bisque and Full Jointed Kid Body Dolls; slightly soiled from being on display. Sold <T> fl i/n. up to $2.98. at 3 11 2 Extra Large Size Jointed Bisque Dolls, the gowns of which are rumpled. Sold at $6.98. Frt 0 Extra I^irge-slze Bisque Dolls, sold at $3.98. Reduced *48 fl Handsomely Dressed Bisque Dolls, daintily arrayed In laces and ribbons and large theater hats, at half regular prices. Glove Bargains. Ladies' and Children's Black Worsted Mitts, good heavy quality, fl ^>9/ regular 19c. values, for U Ladies' Regular 23c. Black Fleeco llned and Fancy Colored Gloves, all sizes In the lot, but not of each fl re sort, Friday at U UC. Ladies' Regular 30c. Fancy Silk-lined Gloves for winter wear, all T) g _ sizes In this lot. Friday at -Boys' Scotch Wool and Astrakhan Gloves. In plain and fancy col ors. Friday, per pair, at The last of those regular $1.00 Foster Hook Kid Gloves for ladies will I* closed out tomorrow at 53c. a ?alr. Black and leading colors in the lot?but not each sort in every size. E? Friday, per pair a>a>v. $6,50 Trunks, $4-25>. 3 Flat-top Canvas-covered Trunks, malleable Iron trimmings. Iron bottom; extra strongly made. Sold at ^ A $5.98 and $6.50, at Morrow, superintendent of Vermont: Rev. A B. Cristy, superintendent of Rhode Is land: Rev. Theo. Alvord, superintendent of West Virginia; W. H. Anderson, esq., super intendent of Illinois: H. H. Spooner, esq., superintendent of Connecticut Temperance Union; L. M. Hartley, D. D.. superintendent of northern and central California; J. C. Thorns, D. D., superintendent of Washing ton; District Superintendent M. Davis, Greater New York; District Superintendent H. W. Tope. D. D.. assistant state super intendent of New York; District Superin tendent C. E. Page. D. D., Pittsburg. Pa.; Dr. M. B. Pratt, East Liverpool. Ohio; Rev. W. T. Hart, West Virginia; Rev. G. W. Young. AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN. Death of H. August Wagner?General and Personal. Mr. H. August Wagner, one of the best known residents of the western section of the city, died yesterday afternoon at his residence, 3221 M street northwest. In the sixtieth year of his age. His death was due to the effects of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered Monday. Funeral services over his remains will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Oak Hill Chapel. Rev. Stanley Blllhetmer, pastor of the West Washington Lutheran Church, will officiate. The ceremonies will t>e conducted under the auspices of Her mlone Lodge. Knights of Pythias, of Georgetown, of whloh the deceased was past chancellor. He was also a member of Herman Company, No. 4, Uniformed Rank of Knights of Pythias. That organi sation will be represented at the services by a large delegation. The officiating pallbearers have not yet been selected. It is likely that they will be chosen from among the deceased's most In timate friends in both the organisations named. The Interment will be made In Oak Hill cemetery. Two brothers, Messrs. Henry G. and John E. Wagner, and four sons, Messrs. Edward C. of St. Louis, William J. of New York city, Harry A. of Capon Springs, W. Va., and Frederick Wagner of Los Angeles. Cal., survive him. James Marshall, seventy years of age,'an Inmate of the Soldlprs' Home, was struck by a car of the Cabin John bridge electric line last evening about 7:30 o'clock at the Intersection of the company's tracks with the Foxhail road. He was knocked down and <tuite severely cut on the right leg be low the knee. The Injured man was picked up by the motorman of the car, I^ewls Harden, and brought to 86th street and Prospect avenue, from which point he was conveyed to the Georgetown University Hospital In the patrol wagon of the seventh precinct station. During an altercation with Thomas Kob Inson. colored, yesterday, Harry Williams, also colored, twenty-seven years of age, living at 28 Jackson street northeast, and employed at the bureau of standards, on the Pierce Mill road, received a severe blow on the left arm. The blow was inflicted, It Is said, with a spirit level and completely disabled Williams. He boarded an electrto car and went to the Emergency Hospital for treatment. John Parkhurst, six years of age, rosid Ing at 1324 34th street northwest, was yes terday afternoon knocked down and run over by a bakery wagon, driven by T^ewls Collins. The driver conveyed the boy to the Georgetown University Hospital, where, upon examination, It was found lie had a broken rib. He was also slightly cut and bruised about the face. Mrs. Carrie Ray, wife of Mr. Gordan Ray of Tenleytown, was painfully hurt yester day afternoon by a fall on the boardwalk Bear her home. Her foot caught In a hole In the walk and she was thrown to the ground, sustaining serious Injuries. Medical aid was called. Matting of Kschabitos. Harmony Tent, No. 1020, Independent Order of Rechabltes, held a meeting In RsohabiU Tempi*, 648 Louisiana avenue, Tuesday evening. William H. LeStranpe was appointed a committee of one, la eon Junction with a like committee from Ad vance Tent. No. 1009. and Hope Council, NO/ 1, Independent Order Sons of Jonadab, to secure the necessary utensils for provid ing refreshments at every meeting. It was announced that Sunday evening, December 20. 1'JOH. has been designated as "Harmony Tentinight!' by those in charge of the Sunday >evenbug temperance meet ings being heldi'.in Reehablte Hall, 304 B street southeast Messrs. George D. Chaoe and 8. L. Cole w^re. selected aa a commit tee to perfect tb9: arnangementH. John J. Coulter,wa4 adjudged to be eligi ble. and was as a member of ths High Tent benefit' fund. High Secretary. James H. Dony presented the following mepal>er?; a certificate of mem bership each: J, "Walter Mitchell. John J. Coulter, John R'Ball.'W W. Cordell, Will lam Sohneider, Isaac N. Chapman, Stevens L. Cole, George %3. 15. Cole. William H. LeStrange, K. H. Klchltne, John Goebel, Charles Foreman; Geprge Townshend, John J. Tuylor, William Hanold, Gordon Pope. F. J. M. Beyer, M. J, Mahoney, George D. Chace, William Worden. James S. Davis, H. E. Ball, Jam&rT. -Rollf, Lee Thompson, James M. Little, G. C. Rudolph, C. B. Ro bey and J. H. Fln<fl6y. The certificate is signed by High Chief Ruler William B. Kelly and High Secretary James H. Donjr, and is countersigned by the chief ruler and recording secretary of Harmony Tent, George D. Chace and George E. EL Col*. When "good of the order" was called James M. Little took the chair, and Will iam Hanold, who has been absent In New York several weeks, gave some reminis cences of the order, as related to him by his father; John C. Moore recited a poem of his own composition relative to temperance work; John R. Mahoney of Eagle Tent, No. 3, gave a talk In regard to members keeping their pledge and "doing all the good they can." Remarks were also made by John R. BalL J- Walter Mitchell, Isaac N. Chapman, Karl Rlchey. William Ballew, G. C. Rudolph, James T. Rollf, S. L. Coif, W. H. Ferguson, George D. Chace, J, ft. Flndley and James S. Da via PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY. Bill Submittal by Member* of Pro fession Favorably Recommended. Commissioner Macfarland has decided to favorably recommend to bis associates on the board of Commissioners the proposed bill for further regulating the practice of dentistry In the District, which has been submitted to the District authorities by the committee on legislation of the District of Columbia Dental Society, with the request that It be sent to Congress by the Commis sioners with a favorable recommendation. The bill proposed by the dental society provides for striking out the proviso In sec tion three of the act of June 6, l&Utt. en titled "An act for the regulation of the practice of dentistry In the District of Co lumbia and for She protection of the people from empiricism in relation thereto." The proviso referred to exempts from examina tion all persons holding a diploma from any dental college requiring a three years' course of study. The committee on legislation of the den tal society, In a communication to the Com missioners, says: "The effect of the enactment of the in closed bill would be to require the local board of dental examiners to examine all applicants for registration as dentists, whether graduates or non-graduates. The committee decided that at present it would endeavor only to effect the change proposed by the Inclosed bill, which would put the District of Columbia somewhat on a par with other states and territories as regards dental legislation. "At present all the states and territories. Including Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philip pines, and excepting Indian territory and Alaska, have mere stringent dental require ments than the District of Columbia, In that the most lenient of state dental laws require that those admitted to registration without examination as to qualifications J must be graduates of reputable dental col leges of recognised standing, whereas the District law exempts from examination 'all graduates of dental colleges which require a three years' course of study' without any requirements as to the character of the col lege. On behalf of the society the com mittee respectfully requests the co-opera tion of your honorable board In this mat ter." BID ACCEPTED. W. E. Spelr to Construct Building at Soldiers' Home. The long-pending controversy among the bidders for the contract for the construc tion of the administration building In the Soldiers' Home grourds has been Anally settled by the board of governors In favor of Mr. W. E. Spelr of this city at his bid of 146,326. The officials refuse to disclose the rates of the other bidders, and it Is not known whether Speii s bid was the lowest or not. At any rata It is said a protest will be mado against the action of the board of governors. Pennsylvania Republicans Meet. The regular monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania Republican Association was held at Oppenbelmer's Hall, 514 9th street northwest. Wednesday evening, 36th ulti mo, Vice President Smith presiding. The attendance was large, and stirring ad dresses were made by T. V. Powderly and other prominent members. Arrangements were discussed looking to the active partic ipation of the association in the coming presidential campaign. All Pennsylvania republicans who are residents of Washington, D. C.. will be In vited to be present at the meeting to be held the evening of December 23, 1903. T*ks Plto's Core for Onmmptlon. It wUI cur* your couffc. On market 40 yeer?. All drocflst*. (Tear II* On;.) Ml am good for 10 cents'* de3-2t.3S ACH ER E R r~J surpasses all other beers in I I purity, flavor and healthglvlnc V J qualities. 34 pts. for $126. Washington Brewery Co., 4th and F Sts. N.E. 'Phone E. 254. Novelist?"What will you charge ma for advertising my new novel?" Publisher?"One thousand dollars?&a4 fifty dollars extra if I read the novel. Judge. mi ULM!