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"Iff they're Rich's Shoes
they're proper." Ten-one F?Corner Tenth. Entire build Hi jr. 'Phone "One-fifty." ? GIFT FOOTWEAR Such practical and sensible presents are those in foot wear?and just to think what a vast amount of apprecia tion goes with a gift of foot wear bearing the name of "Rich," which is a guarantee of not only worth and com fort, but of correctness of fashion. Every department of this great footwear estab lishment has dozens of styles in footwear for every use to suggest to you. The new pastel shades in ladies' boots, ties and slippers of Paris kid for reception wear to match the very fash ionable cloth gowns are rich gifts. The new fashions in ladies' and gentlemen's riding, hunt ing, shooting and golfing boots are equally appropri ate. The handsome novelties in ladies' carriage and boudoir footwear, in men's slippers and bootees for housewear, of which the variety is so large?and the many styles in ladies' evening footwear are all suitable gifts. The new fashions in army officers' footwear in a variety of leathers, without tips are also elegant presents. In the children's depart ment on the third floor are shown dozens of gifts in foot wear for the little tots and the older sisters and broth ers. There are shoes here for nurses and housemaids, foot wear for bell boys and but lers, footwear for coachmen and others which may an swer the question "what to give." Let "Rich's" be one of the places to stop when you're on your gift-buying tours. Let this store be the meeting place of you and your friends. We shall be pleased to have you use the large comforta ble chairs and divans as a resting place. B. Rich's Sons, High-grade Footwear, Ten-one F?Corner Tenth. it MAS GIFTS ? of the moat worthfal and girabte sorts Parisian, Viennese and Jap anese Fine Art Leather Pocket Books au<l Hand Bags?and hundreds of rare ?Miring and imported novelties not found elsewhere?that will make rich and exclusive Xmas offerings. Initial*- Royal style, 2V? In. high mounted on I-eaiher Bags P(f]lr while you wait Cor. F and 112th Sts. oel5-th,s,tn.3m.28 w. ? ??:;:..-Hnuiuirtr HiiiiajTOii'iftmniijntnmafliwttaiw.iiHiwisiainiaiBMi "Our Repairing Has no Equal." | 8 Mole Sets j i I f Sale of beautiful Mole Sets? g | the season's most st>lish furs? g j this week only. il I (CTIf you desire Fine Furs of any I kind you can secure them here at I prices much lower than quoted else i where. j 31. Z5RK1N, ?;hSt_ J 30 Years in Fur Business. 'Phone 2602 M. I.ate with B. H. Stinemetz A: Soil. | d^lO-th.s ' M? Try a Box off Rubel and Allegrstti Delicious Chocolate Creams Hot Chocolate, Koda&s and Supplies. Lawyer & Wagner Co., 938 F N.W. Ei no20-2Gt After five years' use is still pro nounced superior to any other cure for headache and neuralgia. Mr Geo. KoMka. 2S Pratt St.. Baltimore, writes: ! *\ Nh to c*?ngt:'tu!:??e you oa this remarkable remedy aid w:\] cheerfully recommend it to any on- suffering with Neuralgia uml Headache. For sale at Stevens' Pharmacy, iPenn. Ave. and 9th Street. d*3-t.th.*,tf.28 T Tooth Powder " G"od for Rid Teeth Not Had J'or Good Teeth " Give* the Teeth a Pearly Lustre Bid SOX SS 25c PIANOS AT COST. A Tremendous Saving Can Be Made on the Xmas Piano. * Buy Direct of the F. G. Smith Piano Co. at Manufac turers' Prices. Decide the Piano Question at Once?Have the Instrument Delivered Whenever You're Ready?and Pay For It as Convenient. The F. G. Smith Piano Company, one of the larjr??st piano manufacturers in the world, have a branch located in Washington at 1225 Pa. ave., where pianos of unquestioned reliability can he obtained at nrst band, manufacturers' prices, thus effecting: a saving to tha purchaser of from $10U to $200 over the usual retail prices. Needless to say they are doing the piano busi ness of Washington, not only on account of their low prices, but also because of the easy terms they extend to all and the liberal methods which characterize thr-lr dealings. This has been the greatest Christmas season In the history of the firm?entire lir.es of pianos are being rapidly sold, and It Is Imperative that you make your se lections at once If you desire to obtain exactly the plnno you wish. There are differences In all pianos. A certain model in cases and a certain shade of tone quality will appeal to one, while another might not please them so well, and yet be Just right for some one else. To obtain Just tho piano you want it is advisable to make your se lection now l?efore the last days of the Christ mas rush are on and some one else has obtained the piano you would like to have had. iteMPto Ti You do not need much cash. The F. G. Smith Piano Company realizes that your Christmas ex penses are always very heavy, and all they re quire to deliver the plnno before Xmas is a small deposit. The balance can be settled after the holi day burdens are over. On these liberal terms you may select any. piano In this magnificent stock, which embraces over 200 modern Uprights and Grands. Here ore Upright Pianos, fully guaran teed, at $145, $155, $175. $195, $225, that the or dinary retail dealer would price at $300, $330 and $400. Here are also many rare bargains In good square pianos, such as Bradbury, Steinwaja, Knabes, Vose. Chlckerlng, etc., at $50 up, on easy weekly or monthly payments. Settle the piano question at once?call at the warerooms, 1225 Pa. ave., tomorrow, select your piano, pay a small deposit and have it delivered at your residence now or any time before Christ mas, as desired. ONLY ONE. Tlhe Record in Washington fis a Unique One. If the reader has a "bad back" or any kidney ill and is looking for re lief and cure, better depend on the only remedy indorsed by people >ou know. Doan's Kidney Pills relieve quickly?cure permanently. Wash ington citizens testify to this. Here is a case of it: Mrs. 8. C. Turnbnll. living at 1420 N street n.w., says: "I believe H is my duty to tell all suf ferers from kidney trouble In Washington what Doan's Kidney Pills have done for me. I suffered a great deal of pain from this cause. I had con stant aching across my loins, so bad at night that I could not sleep well, and the secretions from the kidneys were much disordered and seemed to burn during passages. Doan's Kidney Pills gave me more real relief and help than all the physicians who have treated me and all the remedies I bad tried put together. Since I got a box at Stevens' Pharmacy, corner of 9th and Penn. ave., and used them the scalding and burning sensation has en tirely disappeared and 1 am no longer troubled with pains In my back. The secretions from the kid neys have also been restored to the color and condition of health." For sale by all dealers. Price, 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Sole agents for the United States. Remember the name? Doan's?and take no other. Oil e ? i Heaters, i ? $1.40, $1.90, $3.25, $3.50. ; J $4-5?> $5;?o, $9-75- J Gas Heating Stoves. ? ? ? 85c., $1.50, $2.25. e : $3.25, $4.50, $5.00, $7.50. ; ? e ? e iMuddimman Co.,: I 616 12th St. 1204 G St. I ? A Chimney for every Lamp. ? ' A Lamp for every use. * ? or>2-Sm.4*) ^ Autographs, Historical Curios, Paintings, -Prints. HEITMULLER ART CO., Open from 4 to 8 p.m. 1307 14th St. de7 26t-8 I Only a Pimple ? Yet that tiny bit of eruption, If ne glected and allowed to run Its course, Is apt to disrupt the entire system and g in fiae destroy whatever facial at traction one might otherwise possess. Pimples, blackheads, eruptions and all unsightly. humiliating disorders af fectlng the skin and scalp are speedily, pertinently and safely cured. Thirty jresrt' pricticai tigsrtanci ?.v tCli mi to (uirinlH perfect results !n til catii. Hours, 8 It II. Call or writ) ptrjcnalljr to JOHN H. WOODBURY O.I., 602 Ilth, Cor F St. N.W., $ V ~y Washington, D.C. ** araaaewaeMasweiaaaeiBir DIAMONDS, IT? WATCHES, lO HSfe' Wate foes, NECKI.ACKS, CHAINS, i.ch:kf.ts. We are the under SPKCTACLBS, ,, opera glasses. sellers. LOKONETTES, ? MinitoRS, Cheapest prices. CI.OCKS. V5e?t- <n CI FF BUTTONS, STUDS, FOUNTAIN PENS, MATCH SAFES, sua vino curs, S'lUf'v%KI.KTS. 935 W. uo21 I8t\21 Lockets uality. A.Kalho, Probable Place and Time of Republican Convention. MEETING OF COMMITTEE PLANS OF HAMILTON CLUB REP RESENTATIVES. Adequate Accommodations for Dele gates Promised and Quick Service for News Transmission. The republican national committee will be called to order at tlie Arlington Hotel tomorrow at noon by its chairman, Sena tor Hanna. for a two days' session. Mr. Perry S. Heath, secretary, and Mr. Elmer E Dover, assistant secretary, are now In the city and preparing the preliminary arrangements for the transaction of busi ness. The selection of time and place for holding the national convention will be the principal business before the commit tee. Indications are that Chicago will be selected and the time fixed between the 1st and 10th of June. A few of the national committeemen already are in the city, and by tonight a quorum will be present. Secretary Heath expects practically full attendance to morrow, as very few notifications of proxies or absentees have been received. Air. Heath stated to a Star reporter to day that the rumors of his intended res ignation from the secretaryship are abso lutely without foundation. "I have never Intended to resign," he said, "and have no such intention now. There is no rea son for my resignation of which I am aware." Upon the subject of his connection with the report of Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Brlstow, Mr. Heath said that he had met the reflections made upon him in that report In a statement which he had made at Salt Lake City that was tele graphed east and published in The Star, "or the present he had no other state ment to make on the subject. Chicago's Bid for the Convention. Chicago is the first city in the field with propositions to entertain the national con vention. "steering committee" of a large committee from the Hamilton Club arrived last night, consisting of S. B. Raymond, chairman; National Committeeman Graeme Stuart, A. II. Revell, Volnev W. Foster as sistant treasurer of the national committee and Lisley P. Ter Bush. The main commit tee of forty-four members will arrive to night. To a Star reporter Chairman Raymond outlined the plans of the Chicago pro moters. "We are prepared," he said, "to take care of the convention in first-class manner. We will defray the expenses of the national committee, as usual, and will provide its members with accommodations. For the housing of the conventions we will have accommodations of the most adequate char acter The colisseum is within three-quar ters of a mile of the group of hotels which will take care of the delegates. Pneumatic tube service to the main offices of the tele graph companies will give quick service to the newspapers. "I am surprised to learn that the Impres fi 1 ?ia8 ?'.one abroad in certain quarters that there is to be a scramble for the con vention by cities, on a kind of cash compe tition. I am certain that the national con vention is not being put up at auction by the committee. There Is no need for the committee to do that and it will not be done. Everybody knows that Chicago will h<"eve.r squired in the way of pro dding funds for the successful entertain ment of the convention. ^ *arri confi<jent that the committee will k SJfn the convention to Chicago end have heard nothing to the contrary since our arrival here last night." Application From St. Louis. St. Louis is an applicant for the conven tion, although not Inclined, It is believed, to make more than a pro forma offer. A committee headed by Nathan Frank, Mayor Rollo Wells and C. P. Walbridge, president of the Business Men's League, will reach Washington this evening and open head quarters at the Arlington. That committee wiH offer the national committee the use of a magnificent hotel Just approaching com pletion and will entertain the members of the committee and their guests during the convention. New Orleans and Pittsburg also will have delegations on hand tomorrow Vice Chairman Henry C. Payne of the national committee made th? statement that it is doubtful if the committee will act upon the proposition to be presented by National Committeeman Brayton of Rhode Island for a change in the basis of repre sentation. In uttering this prediction Mr. Payne does not abate his advocacy of the plan, as he was the originator of it and still believes that its operation would be beneficial. Question for the Convention. His view, however, which is shared by others who also advocate the reduction of representation of southern states, is that It is not within the Jurisdiction of the na tional committee to inaugurate the change, but that the subject should be left to the national convention. Without doubt it will be brought up in that body and will be vigorously presented before the committee on rules. The politics in the situation, as explained by another member of the committee is that President Roosevelt's friends do 'not deem it wise at this time, in view of the peculiar relations between the administra tion and factions of the republican party In the south, to give opportunity to any one to charge that the administration was seeking to diminish the voting power of the south ern delegations. Mr. J. Hampton Moore of Philadelphia, president of the League of Republican Clubs, will appear before the committee to request the aid of the committee in the campaign to be prosecuted by the league. In 1900 the league rendered conspicuous service to the party and was supported by the national campaign committee. DAMAGE NOT ASCERTAINED. Impossible at Present to Estimate Cost of Repairing Airship. No estimate can yet be placed on the damage done to the Langleyaerodrome dur ing the recent test on the Potomac river. Prof. Charles M. Manly, who operated the machine, spent today at the houseboat carefully examining the wreckage for the purpose of arriving at a definite conclu sion as to the damage done and the proba ble cost of repairs. This will probably take all day. No work was done on the houseboat yes terday, the workmen having been given a holiday. They were on hand bright and early this morning, however, and will prob ably transfer the wreckage of the airship to the workshop In the rear of the Smith sonian Institution, where it will be put in shape and readiness for any further tests which may be made. It is believed the-operation of the airship during" the several tests has been such that the experts who have charge will have no difficulty in securing the needed money for the expense of continuing the work. Prof Langley still has faith In his machine, al though he has at no time made any positive promise of what it would do. This confi dence is founded on the years of study he has given to this particular problem, and in it he is reinforced by the confidence of the government officials in him. Prof. Langley expects to discover the cause of the acci dent Tuesday, and when he does sol it is intimated, he will make a public statement of Just what happened. It Is considered improbable that there will be any more attempts to test the machine this winter, but it is confidently expected that early next summer experiments will be resumed. ^ e|)' Mary, I had another proposal last night. "It must be n nice thing to have money." ?Chicago Chronicle. *-} i?. . urn - At the Inter-Oosiai^Building, 512 Nirih it. ' ?< IN OUR Drapery Department. Some small lots that are of fered at less than cost for quick clearance. Come early, as the quantities are limited. $3 COUCH COVERS?12 patterns in Oriental 11 0 /Ov stripes. Special at. $6 COUCH COVERS, in several excellent patterns. For quick clearance.... $2 SOFA PILLOWS?rich * .-. Oriental effects. Be quick, ? $ there are only 200, and $ we offer them at OV^o .j. ? $7 SOFA PILLOWS?very ? X rich an<J beautiful gg X effects. Offered at y ? $2 NOTTINGHAM LACE & X CURTAINS ? full | J length and width. ?? tl A t $ Cut to W $ X $6 PORTIERES, in Orien- J X tal stripe effects. | LK,eTkaW?...valr$4.2S ' y " $3.50 PORTIERES, Orien- ? |tal str}vcs- Frida>" <&2 4<Q> I .*. special at nry i CASH OR CREDIT. * f t :]; Laosburglhi | | Furnifltiuire Co., | A Inter=Ocean Building, * ' 5112 Ninth St. X $ V It ?> Tree Toys With Fancy Paper. Scrnp Pictures, Tinsel, etc. Everything for Children's Christinas. Stocking Pres ents, Tree Ornaments, Favors, Candies. WONDERS FOR CHRISTMAS! no21-2Ht? J. JAY GOULD. 421 9th st. Hart's Brown Bread Is XCEPTIONALLY rich tn the food ele ments which promote health and strength. Very, light and appetizing. Superior to meat In nourishing value. Keep your table supplied with this fa mous health bread. ITT" Delivered to homes. Price, 6c. loaf. Write or 'phone. Krafffft's Bakery, SSJTOS CHOICE BIIEAD, ROLLS, CAK?S, PIES, &e. del0-tli.s&tu-20 ' Paracamph CURES SORE THROAT. . r Allays the Inflammation; stops tickling and cough ing; soothes and cures. A safe, sure clean home lemedy which you need every day. 25c., 50c. and $1 AT ALL DRUGGISTS. Quick Relief Guaranteed. The Paracamph Co., LOUISVILLE, KY? U. S. A. de4-78t,28 CROFTS COCOA SWISS MILK IS NOT A HYPNOTIST SO STATES J. J. CARLISLE, WHO IS IN CUSTODY. How He Came to Be Referred to as Nephew of Former Sec retary Carlisle. Captain Hoard man has been informed that an officer will arrive licre tomorrow afternoon with a requisition for J. J. Oar lisle, or J. J. Debralls, the name by which Re is sometimes referred to. Mrs. Carlisle started for her home in Minneapolis this morning. It is said that Judge I^ind, who happened to be in this city this week, as sisted the young bride to get home. Before going away she ualled at the sixth precinct police station and saw her husband. In conversation with a Star reporter this afternoon Carlisle repeated his denial of the charge that lie was ever known as J. J. Debralls. He said he is acquainted with Miss Heebner, upon 'Whose' complaint he was arrested. He said sf)?, spoke to him about the business transaction she had with Debralls, as she uskej JJlm for his idea as to its being a good^iavesmient. "The statement that I was'Debralls in business and Carlisle in social^ circles, he stated, "is absolutely absurfd." He sail he realized t&e awful predicament in which his wife had been placed by his arrest, and said he sympathized with his mother-ln-law. ' <'? "Debralls," he sa1d,i."lB ? smooth man. I met him in Minneapolis. *>and had known him about a month. Hoyir Miss Heebner got me confused with him I am not able to understand." ' ' Asked how it had come,,to be reported that .he is a nephew of Jolin G. Carlisle, he said that was brought about by a country reporter. He said he -was passing through Carlisle, Pa., on his wadding trip, and the sight of a man with more than one trunk and a dog attracted attention. The re porter thought there was only one Carlisle family in the world, and that was the Ken tucky family. He knevy he (the prisoner) could not be John G. Carlisle or his son and his conclusion was that he must bo a nephew. Referring to the Academy of Hypnotism in Minneapolis, the young man said he is not a hypnotist. "I would like to be a hypnotist," he said. "Then I could put the police under an in fluence that would give me an opportunity to escape. You may say to the public tliat I do not expect to return to Minneapolis a prisoner. When asked where his home wa* in his younger days he answered: "I'm from the south." "What part of the south?" "Just 'way down south In Dixie." Since he left home, fie said, he has lived in New York, and has also been abroad. He says he will return to Minneapolis after Bon Jlarche. Bon Marc he. Bon Marche. Bon Marche. t 5 % + SPECIAL fRIDAY GIFT SALE. In addition to the regular gift stock you will find hundreds of special bargains throughout the store?useful articles of apparel that can be added to your list off givabSes. Bargain aisle will be ex ceptionally attractive tomorrow. Cards, CaEemdars and Booklets, He.'and up. All Leather Goods Stamped All Silver Goods Engraved All ?Boxable Goods Boxed FREE Dozen Ladies' Fine Handkerchiefs, 9c. Each. This lot of Ladies' Handkerchiefs includes lace trimmed, embroidered, hemstitched and scalloped edges. They are regular 15c. qualities, and three or six of them would make a verv acceptable gift. The price tomorrow is 9c. each First floor. Eiderdown Dressing SacqueSo A lot of exceptionally fine quality Eiderdown Dressing Sacques will be found on the Bargain / Tables tomorrow at. More than a hundred All-wool Ripple Eider down Dressing Sacques: appliqued collar; all sizes I and colors. Regular $1.50 values >c. Three Special Bargain Items Underpriced Fur Tomorrow. Large lot Ladies' Black Sateen Petticoats; va riety styles Ladies' Heavy Bleached Canton Flannel Draw ers; yoke band Very pretty Knit Shawls and Fascinators; all colors 9Co r:44Co 49c. Special Sale of Aprons. Here is one of the very best gift Items we'll be able to offer: Nurses' and Waiters' Fine Quality Aprons, ^ = in twelve different styles: some hemstitched hems J>5^ and bretelles. Your choice Special Sale Lace Collars. If you're looking for something real good to give at a small price, THIS IS THE ITEM. A special lot of Point Venice, Arabian and Irish Crochet Lace Col- _ _ lars in round, pointed and sailor shapes, in cream and ecru. Regular $1.00 values, each 47 The Bon Marche Book Department. Every Handsome Holiday Book can be found on the shelves in this department at the lowest prices yet establish ed. Books for everybody, old and young. Come in tomor row for these special offers. 5,000 Cloth-bound Books, poetry, prose, juvenile, ^ etc.; nicely bound in cloth; good paper and print; two hundred titles to select from, each The famous Henty Books for boys; fine cloth T| binding; illustrated; olivine edges; 25c. editions, each U i "Painting Plays for Rainy Days;" a book for the kindergarten or home; a story book, drawing book and paint book combined; regular $1 book tor.. Wonders of the Universe, a record of things ? wonderful and marvelous in nature, science and art: a storehouse of useful knowledge; a $1 book for.?-' All standard authors, such as Gilbert Parker. . Will Carleton, Molly Elliot Seawell, Harris Dick- Al son, Lillian Bell, etc.; books worth up to $1.08 " c. 9c. Sc. Children's W7hite and Natural Jersey Ribbed 11 A _ Vests; extra heavy fleeced: regular 25c. values 11 TrC. Ladies' Warm Fleeced Vests and Pants; silk 1j (0)/^ trimmed; French band; 25c. values 11 ;Jrfvo Corsets. We have a bargain Corset?the celebrated C. B. -in all colors and all sizes?for Holiday Perfumes and Toilet Articles. High-grade Perfumes, nicely boxed in fancy decorated boxes; Colgate's. Woodworth's. Eastman's and other well known makes: all the popular odors, boxes containing one, two or three bottles. 110c., 115c., 25c., 49c., and 69c. Decorated Glass Atomizers; newest shapes: perfect work ing; silk-crochet-covered bulbs. Speciall at 25c., 49c, and 98c. Military Brushes; all bristle; olive wood backs; pair, 98c. Military Brushes, in highly polished ebony, fox w ood, olive and celluloid backs: all pure bristles. $1.75 to $3.25 Pair. Brush. Comb and Mirror Sets, in white celluloid; a useful holiday gift; each set nicely boxed. $11.00 to $4.98 Set. OOL1J Best stock in the city; dressed and undressed. First floor, i Special lot of Jointed Dolls; pretty faces: curly ^ fl light or dark hair; shoes and stockings; reg- / if* ular 35c. Dolls; each ? + Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets. Best quality White Metal, silver finish, beau tiful raised patterns; all-brlstle brush, round mirror; worth $3.00 set. Special price tomorrow $1.89 Leatherette Boxes for Xmas. For gloves, handkerchiefs, collars and also fitted Work Boxes and Spool Boxes; embossed finish. Special at cuffs; ? _ heavy 25C. Dressing Table Novelties, Silvervoin Manicure and Dressing Table Novel ties, Nail Files, Shoe Horns. Button Hooks. Tooth Brushes, Nail Brushes, Curling Irons, etc.; heavy mounted handles, in Art Nouveau designs. 20c. value Qivable Items in Infants' 's Wear. Special lot of 33 Children's Zibeline, Corduroy and Velvet Coats; all this season's styles; sizes 2 to 7 years; regular $6.00 Coats. Special Sale price Infants' Coloredand White Silk Caps? in corded and plain silk?worth $1.00. Special price We have Children's All-wool Cashmere Dresses?lined throughout?trimmed in arvariety of styles?ages 0 to 14 years?for Children's Cambrfc Dresses ? embroidery-trim- /T) T> V med yoke?ages up to 3 years?for J=4T '$1.98 t ipeclal Prices lira Fur Dept. One of the handsomest gifts that can be given is a piece of Fur. Nothing more appropriate and serviceable. We're showing a superb line of all kinds of Furs, in single pieces and sets. Compare our prices with those of other furriers. Children's For Sets for Xoias. In white and gray _ 0 thibet and Squirrel Boa (U/ffsiC and Muff We're showing all kinds of Misses' and Children's Fur Sets, in Angora, Thibet, Squirrel, Chinchilla, Beaver, Sable, Mouffline, Mole Skin, Stonemarten and Blue Fox. From $11.48 to $15.?)Q> Set'. Misses' Fyr Sets for Xmas.: Stonemarten, Isabella, Sable and Opossum Scarf and Muff; $i>.50 and $7.50 Sets $4.98 Special lot ladles' Sable and Opossum Scarfs, self and squirrel lined, with fluffy tails. ?& Special Price (Muffs to match at $5.00 and $5.08.) Ladies' Isabella Fox, Sable, Marten. Seal and Mouflin Scarfs and Flat Pelerines, with one or more tails. Fur and satin lined. (Muffs to match.) Prices, $7.98, $9.98 and $11 In the better grades, both German and American makes, we're showing the Genuine Mink, Mouffline, Squirrel, Marten, Isabella and Sable, in long, flat scarfs, satin and squirrel lined, at prices ranging from $15.00 to $50.00. All Scarfs matched with Round or Flat Muffs. Ready=to=Wear Hats. Large variety Ladies' Ready-to-wear Hats, trimmed with silk . _ and wings. Worth $1.50, ^^Co each Ostrich PlmisTses. Fine Quality Black and White French Curled Plumes, 17 inches long, with full tip. Worth $2.98 $1.98 Xmas Riblbons. Fine Silk Taffeta Ribbons. 3l* inches /} wide, used for ail kinds of fancy _ X work; in all colors. Regular Or* T 12%c. ribbons, yard (J BON riARGHE, 314-320 7th Ills release to (see his mother-in-law. He has done nothing, he says, for which he should be condemned, and there Is no reason why he should not return to his wife. WANT McABTHUB DISMISSED. Charges Against the Superintendent by Many Indians. A petition for the removal of E. T. Me Arthur, superintendent of Ihe Nez Perces Indians, in IdaJio, has been filed at the In dian bureau by Senator Heyburn of Idaho. It is signed by 150 allottees among the Nez Perces, and is accompanied by letters from G. W. Thompson of Lewlston, Idaho, and A. J. Showalter of Lapwal, Idaho. The petitioners charge that after announcing last summer that no rents woulu be receiv ed or disbursed until November 1, and near ly all the Indians had gone to the moun tains, Superintendent McArthur began re ceiving rents and withdrew his deposits from a national bank and placed them in a newly organized bank at Cul de Sac, of Which J. S. Martin, the chief clerk of the agency, is president; A. J. Montgomery, assistant clerk, a director, and, the peti tioners believe, McArthur is a heavy stock holder. The petition also charges McArthur with not attempting to suppress the introduction of liquor on the reservation; that he makes provisos iu the Indian leases that work ha.rdship; that he is ill-tempered and threatens to withhold rents from Indians unless they send their children to th6 gov ernment school. It pays to read the want columns of The Star. Hundreds of aituations are iilled through them. LAST RITES OVER DEAD. Funeral of Poynton Musson Attended by Large Congregation. The funeral of Poynton Musson, whose death occurred suddenly Sunday evening, took place at 11 o'clock this morning from the First Baptist Church, at ICth and O streets northwest. Short services were also held earlier in the day at the late residence of the deceased. 1227 W street. The interment was made in Oak Hill cem etery. The church services were attended by a large gathering of the friends of the be reaved fainily and the business associates and acquaintances of the deceased. A de e gatlon of the route agents of The Even'ng Star, with whom Mr. Musson was associated for many years, occupied seats to the left of the casket. The services were begun with Scripture reading by Rev. Charles F. Winbigler, pas tor of the church, of which church the de ceased was a devout member. After prayer by the Rev. Dr. J. L. Lodge, pastor of Co lumbia Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. Wlnb'gler delivered a sermon, In' which he eulogized Mr. Musson in the highest terms. In the course of I1I3 remarks he said the sweet benediction of Mr. Musson's life would re main with his friends and his fellow-mem bers of the First Baptist Church like the fragrance of a flower. His noble deeds and steadfast devotion to his faith, the minister said, will ever be fresh in the minds of the members of the church, and his memory will be revered. Mr. Winbigler made mention of the fact that Mr. Musson attended services last Sunday morning, and declared that the announcement that evening of his death came as a groat shock to him and his con gregation. The minister gave a definition of death, and spoke consoling words to the bereaved family. The casket, as it occupied a place in front of the platform of the Sunday school room, in which the services were held, was almost hidden from view by a bank of floral tributes from loving friends. Among the offerings were a huge star from the Sunday school, a pillow from the choir, and a wreath and pillow from the associates of Mr. Musson at The Star office. The pallbearers were Rev. Dr. \V. II. Shell. Prof. Wilbur. Messrs. August Do nath. B. Hilton Ja?kson, W. ?!.. Spieden ant' Dr. Goorge C. Sampson. STARTS ON LONG VOYAGE. Record Trip of 18.051 Miles for the Torpedo Flotilla. A special dispatch to the New York Her ald from Norfolk last night says: The flotilla o? torpedo boat destroyers, consisting of the Decatur, the Barry, the Bair.bridgo. the Chauncey and the Dale, lies off Sewall's Point, Hampton Roads, to night. The start of the vessels on their long voyage is dependent upon the weather conditions. Men on the destroyers express confidence in the ability of the boats to make a safe voyage to the far east, and say that the destroyers have proved stable in r pretty heavy seaway. An officer of the flotilla said tonight tluU tho boats are as high-powered as the average cruiser, have as much free board as a loaded collier, afid when going at fifteen knots speed are as comfortable ns a big steamer. He added that the destroy ers shook a great deal when making full speed. There are about eighty men aboard each destroj'cr. a total of about 400 on the flotilla. No bluejacket has been found who expressed other than confidence that tbft voyage will be successful.