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THE EVENING STAR.
? WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY December 16, 1903. CROSBY S. NO YES Editor. THE EVENING STAR ha* a regular and per manent Family Circulati a much mora than the combined circulation of the other Washington dallies. As a News and Ad> vrrtlslng Medium It has no competitor. fW~ In order to avoid delays on account of personal absence, letters to THE STAR should not be addressed to any Individual connected with the office, but simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Department*, ac cording to tenor or purpose. Washington's Slums. Washington has for many years con gratulated itself upon Its comparative freedom from noisome slums, breeding places of vice and disease, such as plague larger communities. It has. of course, been aware of the alley settlements in various parts of the city, but It considered thera as perhaps the least menacing expressions of a deplorable necessity. Yesterday's \ Islt by Mr. Jacob Rlis, perhaps the fore most authority In this country on slums and their dangers, to some of the foul spots of the city drew public attention most pointedly to the fact that much work remains to be done here. In order to bring the capital tip to standard in respect 10 the residences of the very poor. Mr. RiiS remarked that some of the things he saw ?were worse than those to be seen In Now York. For example, the one-room tene ment. so productive of disease and Immor ality. is not now to be found In the metrop olis, although several examples of that tut bidding form of domicile were encountered by him yesterday. Commissioner Micfarland's explanation that these conditions exist here because the authorities have no power in the law to abate them pointedly indicates that the responsibility for the evils, social and san itary. rests now with Congress. Applica tions for legislative authority to cure thesa conditions have not been heeded. Such laws as are In force are insufficient to . reach the evils. Out-of-town owners of noisome properties cannot be reached by the hand of the law. Thus the statutes need extending and strengthening, and It Is to be hoped that yesterday's emphatic demonstration of the capital's needs In this respect will result in the prompt pas sage of the law which the Commissioners have framed and presented. Washington's poor should be housed cleanly and decently. For some years a private corporation has worked with satis factory results along the line of supplant ing the insanitary alley residences with wholesome dwellings. The rows of two story flats which have been reared in some of the alleys and by-streets have served aa excellent purpose. They have furthermore proved to be profitable Investments, show ing that It Is possible for the owners of land to meet the requirements not only of their purses but of the city's welfare by attention to a tew fundamental principles. The tiret rule or construction should In variably be that no building shall be erected which is not connected with the water mains and serwers. It is intolerable that the capital should further endure the menace involved in its inability to protect Itself from disease and shame. If there is one city in the United States which should have the power to keep Itself clean and pure, it Is Washing ion. and if yesterday's revelation of filth and disreputable congestion serves to ad vance the day of purification it will have teen well worth the humiliation involved In the disclosure. _ Here He is Again. And now enters the Man with the Bundle ?or rather, with Several Bundles. He is everywhere in evidence. He strives gal lantly to yield his seat In the crowded car to the standing woman passenger. He bulges with packed pockets. His arms are laden to the limit. He devoutly wishes he were a hundred-armed Brlareus. Now this Man with the Bundle Is an institution, greatly to be praised and pitied. He Is striving to discount the final crush of Christmas eve. He gazes in the morning as he goes to work at the street-piled heaps of packages disgorged from the stores. He knows that as fast as these packages are sorted and whirled oft to all quarters of the District eager people are buying more to be added to the mass. He is shrewd enough to take no risks on deliveries. Then, too, lie knows that he has a greater chance to smuggle his purchases into the house him self undetected by the other members of the family. 80 he smiles the sad, wan smile of one who faces a painful duty and with a simulated cheerfulness tells the clerk that he will carry his purchases him self. Perhaps there lurks In his conscience a belief that by serving thus as a delivery system he Is balancing the record against the demands of his wife, who boasts that she always has her purchases sent home on principle, no matter what they cost. Thus the Man with the Bundle serves now as a missionary, and the wagon drivers salute him as they pass, and the weary clerks bless him for his thoughtfulness, and his wife wonders how it is that he has so little trouble in getting his gifts home In such excellent order. And so he bears his bur dens nobly, as he edges'his way through the crowds, and apologizes to his street car neighbors and heaves a sigh of great relief when tie puts his latch key into his door. For of such stuff are heroes made. A New York woman who wrote a book against the Mormons claims to have re ceived a threatening letter from the Dan Ites. Sounds like an ad. -*-<??? Korea would like to know whose Christ- | mas tree It is going to dccorate.. The Star and the Automobile. A frequently heard complaint of the au- : tomol ilists Is that the newspapers which 1 urge the enforcement of speed rules In city j streets are constitutionally incapable of : Hppre< iating and opposed to Indorsing any- j thing new and progressive. The Star has been repeatedly charged thus w.th hatred for ttie products of modern Inventiveness becai e It has demanded that special and dangerous privileges should not be ac corded to the owners of high-speed me chanical vehicles The utter absurdity of this eharge requires no proof, as far as this paper is concerned, beyond an examination of Its tiles to note the fact that it was one of the first American newspapers to ap plaud the enterpr.se of the automobile makers of the United States and to in doise the adoption of the automobile for purpo.-es of general transportation But The Ntar does draw the line between the proper and the improper use of any device, even though it may stand for the very height of human inventive achievement. True to Its policy of op osing, not progress, but the abuse of progressive achievements this paper has fought the grade crossing. It did so, not because it was opposed to the locomotive, but because it insisted that the locomotive should not be al lowed to kill and maim by reason of unrestrained propulsion across unguarded thoroughfares. The Star opposed the over head trolley on the city's streets and all The forms of exposed high-current elec tric conductors, not because it does not believe in electricity for transportation and llghtlug and power purposes but because It believes that the community's thorough fares should not be endangered, obstructed and disfigured for the privilege of using cheap methods of current transmission. The Star sought to hold within bounds those who rode the early bicycle* in the street* of Washington, not because it failed to recognize the wheel as a remark able development and a factor in a' great social advancement, but because It con ceived that the rights of the pedestrians should not be diminished merely on account of the fact that a certain proportion of the people had taken to pedaling. And The Star Is emphatically opposed to flimsy building construction, not because It does not wish to see the city covered with large, high, beautiful structures, but because it believes that certain standards of safety as well as rapidity of growth sbould be observed in the public interest. Thus throughout the list of the mechani cal advances which have permitted great strides forward in many directions this paper, along with a majority of its contem poraries, has taken the view that there is danger in them all If unrestrained by rules which consider the rights and safety of the whole people. And while thus opposing the abuse of mechanical devices. The Star has never failed to note other public dan gers, such as that Involved in the reckless driving of horses. Repeatedly has this paper directed official attention to this menace, to the carelessness of drivers, to the employment of children In delivery wagons, to the leaving of horses unhitch ed at the curbs, and to other abuses of this means of transport. It has not al ways in editorial discussion coupled this menace with that of the automobiles, for the reason that it believes in fighting one evil at a time, and that evil the one which Is most conspicuously in evidence. If It were obliged at this time, in order to avoid the charge of unfairness or discrimination, to recite all of the dangers of the pave when ever it mentions the perils of unrestricted autornoulling its space would be unduly taxed and its argument weakened through complexity. It is possible to use an automobile with out endangering any person. Prudence suggests that the limits within which this powerful and under some conditions deadly apparatus may safely and properly be used within the city should be prescribed by law and that such a law should be strictly enforced. And if, in the enforcement of these rules, other menaces to the public safety develop they should in turn be met by other rules. The first principle of all to be considered is not what the machine costs, what It can do or what its owner would like to do with it, but what it should be allowed to do in crowded city streets without causing damage or endangering life and limb or unwarrantably shocking the nerves of the general public. The United States and Panama. In The Star's news story yesterday an the subject of the opposition in the Senate to the Panama matter appeared this para graph: "One of the main objections to the treaty is the preposition to guarantee the inde pendence of a South American state. Some democrats hold that inasmuch as that state is now practically at war with Colombia such guarantee on the part of the United States would be tantamount to a declara tion of war against Colombia by this gov ernment." Is It possible to conceive of an arrange ment giving us the proper control of the canal which would not In effect commit us to the protection of the government of Pan ama against outside Interference? We shall be as much Interested in peace as the in habitants of the country themselves. Ours, in fact, will be the largest stake in the country. The country is yet to be devel oped. and the canal is to perform that in estimable service. It Is not arrogance, nor extravagance, nor tyranny, therefore, to say that, for years to come at least, in all matters of the highest importance, the canal will be the state. Why should we not stand by with an offer of assistance In case our assistance should at any time be needed in the Interests of peace? How could we do less witli due regard to our enormous In vestment. and our obligations to the world assumed In the character of owner and op erator of the canal? Does this objection come from any sena tor who has been advocating immediate in dependence for the Philippine Islands with the United States standing by as a protec tor? Was ever there a more preposterous proposition than that? If adopted, would It not be certain to involve us In the most serious complications with one or more of the great powers? Does any well-Informed man believe the Filipinos capable of self government? Were the United States to withdraw, would not chaos follow? And would the great powers toierate chaos in those islands? Have we then some senator or senators advocating an American pro tectorate over the Philippines, with all of our material interests withdrawn, and ob jecting to American sympathy with good government on the Isthmus of Panama, where we shall have Interests of the great est value and of world-wide Importance? Delay in the matter of this treaty will serve one or all of three ends. It will play into the hands of those Colombian schemers who are figuring on cheating the French company out of the forty million dollars, and extorting more millions from the United States. It will forward the political game to deprive Mr. Roosevelt of a share In suc cessful canal negotiations. And it -will please those railroad interests whose hope now is in delay and resulting complications. ? I A Long-Term Legacy. ? A Spanish cardinal, it is reported, Tecently on the eve of his death bequeathed the sum of $10,000 to the first Spanish general who Invaded the United States to avenge the wrongs of Spain. It is to be hoped that suftic.ent safeguards were provided to keep the legacy intact during the period it is likely to lie in trust. Provision should also have been made to invest the accumulations of Interest as the centuries pass.- The Spanish general who eventually summons the nerve to comply with the terms of the bequest will, if the fund is compounded, stand In for a very tidy fortune. ? The announcement that he is out of poli tics is one of the few for which David B. Hill see.ms to find it easy to get indorse ments from his fellow partisans. Mr. Dowie is in imminent danger of be ing accused of paying more attention to poi ket bcoks than to prayer books. Mr Bryan is opposed to the policy advo cated by Joseph Chamberlain. But Mr, Chamberlain will not regard that fact am especially unlucky. ? e ? The tilings that Dr. Parkhurst is insin uating about Mr. Jerome are calculated to make Tammany chuckle. Chicago is to have a bal poudre, and all the members of the elite will be there, whether they can pronounce it or not. The southern states may disappoint some eminent politicians by being more inter ested in the boll weevil than they are in Jim Crow legislation. -? ? ?. An Income Tax. Will an effort be made at its next national convention to commit the democratic party to the policy of an income tax? There are sign* indicating such a thing. It was the income tax provision, it will be remembered, that influenced David B. Hill to vote against the Gorman-Wilson tariff bill In 1804. He had tried to have the provision stricken out, telling his democratic colleagues that it was of the essence of populism, and warning them that if they started In that direction there was no telling where they would pull up. They disregarded the advice, and two }ears later pulled up at Chicago In the pop ulist camp with Mr. Bryan, half a populist, us the party's presidential candidate, and a platform far more popullstlc than demo cratic. Amending the Constitution la vary difficult business, but a simple declaration in favor of such a thing in order to Inaugu rate an Income tax movement would serve the purposes of a political campaign. ? ? ? President Harper of Chicago has called Boston narrow and provincial. But Boston i?n't noticing President Harper. ? a m Colombia will doubtless decide to be con tent with the improvement that will come to the entire Isthmian neighborhood when the canal is built. It is said that the men who join young Mr. Rockefeller's Bible class in the hopes of being noticed by him to their practical advantage are almost invariably disap pointed. Mr. Rockefeller evidently believes in doing one thing at a time, and h;-s not decided to establish an' employment agency. m ? ? Reports taht Senator Gorman is willing to step aside for anybody in the presiden tial tight are not credited. The senator may side-step now and th&n, but stepping aside is another story. Mr. Jacob Rlis' comments on Washing ton should be a forceful reminder to the members of Congress who jump to the conclusion that this city is unduly fa fored. The capital has its troubles like other cities, and in many cases the con ditions are beyond the power of its citi zens to remedy. So long as Uncle Sam insists on recog nizing Panama its social standing among other nations is pretty well assured. SHOOTING STABS. Not a Promoter. "Father," said the little boy, "what is a grafter?" "A grafter, my son, is a man who goes after other people's money on a compara tively small scale and gets caught at It." "Some men," said Uncle Eben, 'Is like our black an' tan terrier. He's alius lookln' foh a fight an' wouldn' know what to do wlf one If he found It." Perversity. The kicker sings a sorrowing song, There's nothing else can ease htm. The more this world keeps going wrong. The more it seems to please him. A Strict Grammarian. "You think a great deal ot your husband, don't you?" said the visiting relative. "You have the wrong preposition," an swered Mr. Meekton's wife, with the cold tones of the superior woman; "I think for him." A Sadly Mercenary View. "You say that you do not favor an in crease of the salaries of members of either house of Congress?" "That is my position," replied Senator . Sorghum. "If the salary gets large enough to amount to anything some of my friend3 among the corporations may assume that 1 ought to be satisfied with it and not ex pect any further consideration from them." Bound to Go. Men come and men go, and they sing and they weep. And the world travels on just the same. They revel and dance or they loiter and sleep? But the world travels on just the same. For there always are hearts that are honest and true. Who do with a will what they're fitted to do. And If s thanks to this loyal and permanent few That the world travels on just the same. Perchance 'twould go faster If all lent a hand But the world travels on just the same. And it does very well with the force at com mand, For the world travels on Just the same. But you may as well strive with the best of your skill. If you don't do your duty, why, somebody will. And claim the reward, while your record Is nil. For the world travels on Just the same. ? > ? Christmas Giving. From the Philadelphia Ledger. In almost every home that is bountifully blest the most Berioua thought In these strenuous days Is of Christmas; the most ser.tient feeling that of the good cheer and gcod will which, quite apart from the sacred character of the beneficent anni versary, they invoke. At Christmas every body comes home, or should come home; the far or near separated members of the family do or should gather about the acous tomed hearth and Impart new life and strength to the old loves and likings. It is a time for the recementing of old friend ships and the passing of old quarrels and the setting right of vexing misunderstand ings. Gifts pass generously among kindred, relatives and friends. It is natural and fit that there should be these evidences of the pood will and good cheer of the pleasant season. But the fine spirit of this gracious time should not be cribbed, cabined and cci.fined to gifts to relatives and friends. The world has broader boundaries of benefi cence, and all who are able should explore them In order to discover who are outside their own narrow circles of love and friend ship and who also are of the one common family, bound as all are upon the same Jcurney to the same certain end. ? ^ Great Kansas. From the Columbia (S. C.) State. Kansas raised M.000.000 bushels of wheat this year more than a bushel for every man. woman and child in the United States and her Insular possessions. This is enough to feed them on breadstuffs a month. Kan sas has always been noted for her prod ucts. She has raised cane, wheat, corn Mary Lease, sunflowers, John Brown, oats, John J. Ingalls, tornadoes, prohibition, blind tigers, buffalo, 8ockless Jerry Simp son, Peffer, Carrie Nation and grasshop pcrs. Municipal Ownership. From the St. Louis Republic. Public opinion Is harmonizing in the de cision that the private powers of municip al! ies should lie enlarged. Municipalities should have power to engage In public-ulll- i Ity enterprises. They have the power to giant privileges to private concerns, and they should be able to assume such priv ileges themselves. Municipalities may not wish to exercise all such powers, but they should have the right to follow their dis cretion. Boosevelt's Chances. From the Kansas City Star The keynote of the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune's editorial demanding some repub lican nominee other than President Roose velt was this:?Why take chances when we have certainties? The answer the rank and file of the republican party and near ly all the leaders of that organization make to tljls query is:?Why discuss uncertain ties when we have a sure thing. Oh! From the Hartford Poat. The death of Herbert Spencer doesn't ex hyist the list of Great Thinkers. William Suizer and G. Frd. Wms still live Out Upon It! From the Jacksonville Times-Union. The toy pistol is one of the Christmas toys that no well-regulated Santa Claus will permit himself to handle. Don't Get Mashed! From the Atlanta Constitution. If you don't want to get caught In the Christmas shopping maelstrom, shop now. Does Not Live. From the New York World. Where is the woman nowadays who does not talk "shop?" TTCT * " Open Erenlnca. TOPHAM'S. A finicky Purchase. We've bought the entire stock of high-grade ArjWBags, Carriage Bags, Opera Bags, Auto Bags, Wrist Bags, Street Bags, Of the Herman's Fancy Leather Goods Co. of Phila delphia, Pa., at a very low fig ure. We now offer this beauti ful stock at 30%to 40% Below regular priced. These goods sell regularly from $4 to $12.60 each. We've priced them at $3 to $8.50. As the quantity Is limited and can not be duplicated at the price the early purchaser has the best chance. TOPHAM'S, 1219 F St. it WJ eweSry Gifts Priced Low. A gathering of Jewelry that's notable for It's completeness and exr!uilreie?s, from which to select the Xmas Gifts, and at prlcea that'll please 70a. Children's Rings... 50c. to $1.76 Birth Stones. 11 50 up Misses' Kings. $1.50 up Beys' Kings....... $1.75 L Hutteriv- 832 G ST- N' w J. ? ay t Around the cor. from 7th. del0-20d OLMES' delicious homemade Fruit Cake for Xmas, per pound - ?Madfc of the best materials and clean, choice fruit. Baked Just rights' Order now. t r* ? ? * r Hom'e-mjide Mince Pies? the best yet?20c. each. Delivered anywhere. It Holmes' Bakery, 1st and IE ^ts. 'Phone East 864. deie-w.f,?W4?- ? ? - - - Tu season t$fc-;?Jtf>d > XI*. _ old home-made fruit "7 6/* rs IV ? AtFtm cakes, mlncc pies ??**?? *4 trVFv. J/H. and plum paddings. }01d Overholt Bye, $1 qt. ?$i.2ST.!c* Runi' Old Medford Bum, 75c. qt. Wine Co., 614 14th St de!6-20d ; : 'Phone 008. IQuick Work!! O delay when you come to us for Wall Paper ing ,, or Decorating. Our men will be in your home to begin work the ) day after you leave your order, j ?100 expert workmen In our i employ all the time. i E. N. Richards, I 1830 a Street N.W. del8-2?l i END IIBRE, for the fkme that yon can't obtain riMMrhere. It's sure to be here If seasonable. Fresh shipments received 1 dally. Especially flne Quail, Grouse, Duck, Pheasant and Wild Turkey. Low est consistent prlcea. C7'I?lni?t Meats, Poultry, Seafood. Vegetables. Hot-house Fruits, etc. 'Phone 8?3. Cottage Market,?i8j4th_st. del6-s,t. th-'20 ctwtwmnraiimunQBsaa The Selection ofXmnias Furs i ?can be made most satisfac 1 torily^iere. The furs we show | are the finest, styles the richest, | prices invariably - THE LOW | EST for which equal qualities I can be sold. Several $35 CHINCHILLA MUFFS, $18. r7"Dellv? rjr made whenever desired. VjELV. J3th and Q Sts. 3 iLISHED 1886. | ("JlitNtHlCliHIItKHHtt 's Maxim. MODEST CLAIMS Ot"TEN CABRT MOBE CON VICTION Tff^N LOUD BOASTS. When Maxim,' the famous inventor, placed hi* gun before a |ywl?*J?e of Judge*, be stated Its carrying power to "be considerably below what he felt sure the 'Jjun would accomplish. The result of the trial therefore a triumph of surprise Instead of disappointment, as It might hare been If be had oreriHtlmated his gun's efficiency. Our claim reg#rdlng ? Newbro's Herplclde U based on actual aeleiflOc facts. If a living WJT'i is causing yonr bair to fall out It's the meet aiuslble thing to kill that germ. Kewbro'a Herplclde does this quickly and ef fectually. Destroy the cause you remove the ef fect. Sold by leading druggists. Bend 10c. tn stamps for aample to The Herplclde Co., Detroit, Mich. EDWABD STEVENS, Special Agent, 0th and Pa. "The Union Store." $oIid Comfort awaits the Man or Boy who gets One of Our Fine ?2.00 Saxony Wool Jackets or Sweaters as A Holiday Present. C. Auerbach, 7 & H. del2-20,tf t * * _ ? _ _ 0 U) OPEN THIS EVENING. Expensive things are cheapest here. Logical enough?the Palais Royal is the one department store making a specialty of a cash business and having in stock the most expensive goods. With credit eliminated, both in buying and selling, these expensive goods can be and are retailed at 10 to 20 per cent less than usual prices. Cut Glass Pieces are here up to $35?all from 10 to 20 per cent less than at the credit store.... Pictures are here up to $15, many at half art store quotations.... Best Bric-a-Brac and Chin aware are here, up to $50 for Dinner Sets, and all 10 to 25 per cent less than elsewhere... .Leather Goods Novelties from Vienna are here up to $10, in some instances at half the exclusive store prices.... Expensive Books are here at very much the lowest prices... .The newly large Lace Collars are here for as much as $20 and fully 20 per cent less than elsewhere... .Expensive Table Linen Sets and finest Blankets and Comforts are here at dollars less than usual... .Choice Silk Hose and Underwear are at surprise prices... .Furriers' Furs are here at nearly half furriers' prices... .Art Needlework?let's tell of the cheap expensive things in this department. 42c. Ready-to-uee Pillow Slips, print ed In colors so ar tistically that they look like best of hand- painting. Many artistic sub jects ' to choose from. Near O street door. Exquisitely Embroidered Pieces. $10 $6 $4 $20 Value. . $10 Value. $7 Value. These Pillows and Center Pieces are the handiwork of experts whose reputation is national. $7 to $20 are low prices for such works of art. Think of only $4, $6 and $10 for them! 25c. Tapestry Pillow Slips, in effectlT* Roman stripes. Tlie price suggests a cheap - looking Slip. Note an ex ception?a llttl* price linked with a truly artistic production. The "Flat .Iron"?Milady's Ultra=Fashionalble Bag. $7.49 INSTEAD OF $10. If a man would make his lady love most grateful let his Christmas present be a "flat iron" bag. Or, if he would dazzle her with a bejeweled leather novelty from Vienna let him profit by the present op portunity and save exactly half the usual outlay. $1.50 TO $10 INSTEAD OF $3 TO $20. Choice of Vienna Hand Bags, Pocket Books and Card Cases of hand-tanned leathers, tinted to match the mountings, which are of solid silver, and 14-karat gold, hand made, and set with real jewels. Samples of the highest grade of leather goods as now displayed in the leading and most exclusive houses of Paris, London and New York, at $1.50 to $10 instead of $3 to $20 each. Name or initials will be stamped in gold free of charge. The Christmas Cormier for Sweethearts Wives. 0 j 0 1 i * 0 $ 0 * 41 0 $ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?0 0 0 0 0 0 '0 0 0 0 -0 0 0 $ 0 '0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 "THE MEN'S CORNER." Nothing too cheap?mostly expen sive things. Prices very little more than usual for cheap things and very much less than usual for the best. Ask for 'The Men's Corner." Smokers' Tables.$2.49 to $8.49 Smokers' Sets 49c. to $12 Cigar. Cases 49c to $12 Cigar Jars 49c to $1.98 Ash Receivers 25c to $1 Tobacco Jars 25c to $2.98 Traveling Sets 98c to $15 Writing Tables... .49c to $4.98 Bill Books, etc... .49c to $4.98 Collar and Cuff Boxes.49c to $3 Furriers' Furs at Surprise Prices. It's "cash" that brings these bargains. Revillion Freres, the noted furriers of New York, close their 1903 winter season with the acceptance of the Palais Royal's cash offer for their remaining "Small Furs." The Palais Royal patrons are quoted 33 per cent less than department store prices, and 50 per cent less than furriers' quotations. Conspicuously good bargains are the newly large Flat Muffs at $5.98 to $40 and the Sets at $20 to $75. Hurry for the following: $11.98 $4 Furs. $3.79 $5 Furs. $5.98 $7.50 Furs. $10 $15 Furs. $112 $20 Furs. Children's Fur Sets, with flat scarf, muff and purse, arfe $1.98 instead of $4... .Ladies' extra large Stoles and Muffs are $3.79 instead of $5 The usual $7.50 Fur Scaifs, $5.98. .. .Pelerines, Stoles, Scarfs, Boas and Muffs are $10 and $12 instead of $15 and $20. On view and for sale on third floor. Ostrich Boas, etc. On Second Ftfevr. for Black and Wlilte Ostrich Feather Capes, with long stole. $35 at the exclusive stores. Please Investigate. eg for the White, Black and Gray 99 Boas; 1% yards long. Elsewhere at 18.50 and |7.SO?depends where you go. C7 Kfll for White Stoles for 9 J ?OiV which $10 is asked lit tWQ stores known of to the writer. Christmas Gloves. On First Floor. C fl for Ladies' and Men's Cape u Tan Walking Gloves, that will be fitted and shown to be very su perior. for Milady's Fashionable and Comforting White Golf Gloves. She will not object to 39c. Instead of 50c. ' Instead of 30c for Chil * dren's Golf Gloves. 19c in stead of 25c for Milady's Woolen Mittens. Xmas Neckwear. On First Floor. 98c 'or cholo? Of Hand-made Neckpieces, silk stocks, with bead and lace trimming, and large stocks and bows. *or Stocks and Ties, Chiffon Stocks and Jabots, Lace Stocks and Persian Jabots. Some worth SI. T) g/. for choice of "drummers' " samples, some worth 75c. All this season's latest novelties? and none other. "Oneida" Silverware, Guaranteed 25 Years. Note that this "Oneida Community Quality" Silverware is now the specialty of the most exclu sive establishments of the leading cities. Palais Roval prices are so much less than elsewhere that mail orders are coming even from New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. $60 is here asked for the usual $75 Dinner and Tea Set; it comprises 72 pieces, artistically arranged in richly lined quartered oak case. Initial engraved 011 each piece free of charge. Out-of-town Star readers should send for the Palais Royal's catalogue of 50,000 Xmas presents. See page 46 for illustrations of the "Avelon"?the new design of "Oneida Community Quality" Silver ware. Wm. A. Rogers. Ai. The name?and Ai is on each piece. This is sufficient guar antee, the world over. Note the prices: t! Teaspoons, usually 11 59o 6 Dessert Spoons, $1.50 value 98c tt Table Spoons. $1.50 value 98c H Dessert Forks. $1.50 value 98c 0 Dinner Forks, $1.50 value 98c 6 Knives, 12 dwt $1.75 "Apollo" Silver at LOW PRICED, BUT GUARANTEED. The Palais Royal has distributed this make of Silverware for a quarter century. It has long since been proved the most reliable of low priced Silverware. 98c secures choice of newly artistic shapes in quadruple plate Svrup Pitchers, Card Plates, Bread Trays, Can dlesticks, Crumb Sets, Bonbon Baskets, Claret Pitchers, etc. - $2.98 SETS. $6.98 SETS. Cream and Sugar Sets, with bead edge. In form for presentation packed in attractive box. Tea Sets of four artytic pieces, with indtlal engraved frFe. Choice of two new styles. Not dear at $10 set. Basement Floor for This Bric=a=Brac<, USE STAIRWAY OR ELEVATOR. Nearly 2,000 pieces of Bric-a-brac have been bunched into lots at so much for choice. It is not the artistic way?and you'll find the conglomeration somewhat confusing. The artistic eye will see the merit of these pieces in spite of crowding. (c for choice of pieces worth up m*** to $10.00. The variety Includes Victoria Ware, from Austria: Mo rtage from Japan; Cactus Ware, from England; Limoge Vases. from France; Rich Glass Vases, from Bo hemia. 61 E/TJ secures choice of the de ?P<u'?*>vui partment stores' usual $5 pieces. The art store quotations would be more. Choice of French Bisque, rich pieces of Rockwood, Royal Vienna. Coalport, Dresden, Terra Cotta and Teplitz Art Pottery. *or truly artistic Bric-a-Brac? not the big vulgar pieces asso ciated with the cheap stores. Some of the Vases and Urns are good value at $3.50 to $4.50, from a department store point of view. Various Rugs $19 Dollars Less Than Usual. $10 $2.69 Usually $25. Usually $15. Usually $3.50. Ask the price of the All-wool Smyrna Rugs that measure 9x12 feet? It'll be $25 at the furniture stores and only $19 here. Now for the 9x12 Tapestry Brussels Rugs?$10 here and $15 at the furni ture stores. The 3x6 feet Smyrna Rugs, all wool and reversible, are $2.69 instead of $3.50. The one-of-a-kind pieces of Furniture, so suitable for Christmas presents, are here at as reasonable prices. Hints below: Gold Leaf Reception Chairs, rich ly upholstered; $5.00 ti Qfl at most stores ?J.yo Rockers, oak and ma hogany finish; good value at 13.50... Library Tables. 28x4S-Inch tops; fitted with drawer and ? Q9 lower shelf; $0 value xO $2.98 Costumers, solid oak; solid otherwise and fitted with six pegs 69c Oak Screens. 5 feet high. 3 fold, fitted with Bilkollne; $1 value Tabourettes, oak, the kind sold for $1 at the furniture stores 59c 59c j Palais, Royal, <0 <& l ith 0 J 0 0 0 0 0 ?0 0 0 I