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Closes the Extraordinary Exhibit of High=Grade in ??Parlor A/* The Arlington, by Albert Sigmund & Son, Baltimore. IGMUND'S Furs are characterized by indi viduality and smart ness, superior qualities and the highest degree of per fection in workmanship and fit. For fifty-seven years this estab lishment has been headquarters for Reliable Furs and reliable methods. Doing direct import ers of skins and large manufac turers, we can secure a substan tial price saving. HE EXHIBIT IN CLUDES Smart Jackets of Persian, Broadtail, Moleskin and Genuine Alaska Seal. AR TISTIC DESIGNS of Peler ines, Stoles, Muffs, in all the prevailing Furs ? Chinchilla, Ermine, Moleskin, Lynx, Broadtail, Mink, Hudson Bay and Russian Sables. AND ALL AT PRICES FULLY 25 PER CENT LOWER than quoted bv local dealers on like quali ties. The entire exhibit Is under the personal supervision of competent experts from our Baltimore factory. Any al terations will he made promptly and satisfactorily. It ^ /pHOICE of a splendid H (vl> stock of ornamental Lamps and Globes and Bronze Statues, Busts, Pitchers and Vases, at a discount of.. IQeo.F. Muth&Co. S 418 7th ?t. de29 28d ' '!i* -''i* "TIT Chas. R. Edmonston. PUNCH BOWLS. Preparations for New Year's Re ceptions necessarily suggest the Punch Bowl If there is need for one we ask you to see this stock, which embraces a splendid assortment of the daintiest patterns In French China and Porcelain, and highest grades of pressed and cut glass. Porcelain Bowls, $2.60 up. French China Bowls, $4.50 up. Pressed Glass Bowls, with Stands, $1.90. Punch Ladles, silver plated, $2 up. Punch Glasses, pressed and cut glass, 60c. dozen up. Chas. R. Edmonston, China, GliH and Flouaefurnlahlnga, 1205 Pa- Avenue. New Year Special. Choice of Three $350 Brand New Upright Pianos at ^ 0? Easy <4Payments. Tbeae are l>rand nfcw Cprlgbt Piano* of the latest model luat twelTed fro at the fac tor)' and carry full guarantee. Were ordered for tli* Xmaa trade, hut were delayed la eMpment. Choice of three CIIB pianua tomorrow, onlj "P*1"" ON KASY MONTHLY PAYMENTS, lnclud J^^tool. acarf, one year*a tuning and free F. Q. Smith p&*? 1225 Pa* Ave. ?.l^aa.v.I-il ONE THOUSAND GUESTS EHTEBTAJOnEBET FOB CHILDREN OF LOCAL RAILWAY EMPLOYES. President XcDermott Supplies the j Funds and Gen. Harries and As sistants Do the Best. A thousand round-eyed, eager American children, each, in his way. In the throes of that acute pleasure which only Christ mas can bring to childhood, accepted the hospitality of President Allan McDennott of the Washington Railway and Electric Company last night at Masonic Temple. They were the babes of tne employes of the company, sturdy, healthy youngsters all of them. They were the children of | good, substantial cltlsens of the country, who have warm homes and a well-filled pantry. . It was representative American childhood In the highest sense of the term that Mr. McDennott entertained last night. The children were supreme throughout the evening. Grown folks were only tol erated for what they might do for the lit tle ones. Nothing was too good for these grave, dignified guests, who gased long and hard at everything, from the thou sand-odd electric bulbs that shone until a late hour from every corner of the great hall, to the smallest movement In the crowd toward the door of the room where those mysterious "presents" were repos ing. To the people who volunteered to come and entertain the little ones during the earlier part of the evening the task was pleasant, though difficult. The embryo men and women demand the best in every thing. and they knew what they wanted to amuse them. They gaxed in open-moutheo wonder at the clever tricks of Prof. Le Roy. a prestidigitator of more than usual merit; their laughter was loud and clear and free when the ancient marionettes held the stage under direction of Prof. Harvel, and they watched every move of the edu cated dogs which Mr. Thompson put through a series of evolutions. When Miss Bently sang a few of those quaint little melodies of childhood they settled back In their seats and watched and listened wltn rapt attention, but when Santa Claus made his appearance and sang and danced for their benefit they howled and laughed and cried. Varied Emotions. Some were eager to get at him, some were frightened, soifie seemed Indifferent, but it was a struggle to maintain anything like the composure they wanted their fel lows to think they enjoyed, but which they were far from feeling. The climax came when Gen. Harries appeared on the stage with Santa Claus and made a little speech. In which he told the children how glad he was to have them there, and how glad any corporation might be to have the honor to entertain such an assemblage. ? Arid he told them that Santa Claus had ccme loaded with good things, something for every child In the room, from the babes In arms to the fourteen-year-old boys. Me asked the parents to retire from the hall, and then told the children to form in line and march through the ante-room on the right of the entrance to the hall. He did not have to give minute directions Evury child knew that room and what was in It for ea-ery child had caught a glimpse of the huge piles of oranges and apples and the great heaps of boxes, which they knew from the shape and size were filled with candv. And every child had seen other Things in" other corners. They had seen them for only a second but long enough for any one of those active minds to find what it wants to find in a place like that. It was a Ume of anxious waiting for the tots In the front. They were quiet ^ery uuiet, in that paroxysm of pure Joy that comes but seldom in any life, and tlie" only in childhood and about CJirlstanas Ume. It Is the same feeling that keeps the boy awake all night Christmas eve and holds Mm, waiting so painfully, untllthe supreme moment arrives and he can go In and see what he has got. In all the thousand of children there were only. two or three that so far forgot their dignity and composure ? to cry, and these cries were "oen^H^rrles and a large corps of assist ants took charge of the children at the door of the wonderful little r0^;na"d *" they were returned to their parents at other door their arms were loaded. Santa Claus There. Santa Claus was on hand to shake each rot by the hand and say something pleas ant and then the children were led out of the hall. They don't remember that part of It In a state of blissful coma they were dressed In their out-of-door clothes and were taken home by their Parents where they continued to dream sweetly of srreat Christmas trees lighted by stars and of a shining star which stood J<?t a1?ve their ?n an evening suit that had a most remark months and months, and?- Bu,t aThenedntertfin^1nt>Xthe children by Gen ars- as xszArses: r. been given in the District. The parents of ., nhiidrpn were not permitted to enter the "haU unUl the entertainment com menced The tots themselves ^er? ,?eaJie4: and completely filled the space. The hall itself was like fairyland. Over the center of the stage an enormous gold star blinked red blue, yellow and green fire as an in terrupted current of electricity sent light into first one and then another series of electric bulbs. On each s:de of the stage Christmas trees that towered to the ceiling were located, covered with a glittering mass of tinsel and gold, and sparkling from the thousand tiny electric lights placed here and there amid the greenery. At Intervals along the hall gold stars wtth Incandescent Hehts to give them brilliance hung from the walls, and feBtoons of red. green, bluer, purple and white lights seemed to dance from the walls and over the heads of the children. A dosen or more ushers, wltn neat white badges, escorted the children to their seats and attended to all their wants. An orchestra, under the direction of Prof. Donald MacLeod, played all the popular music and assisted with, the performance while a program of real vaudeville acts was presented. The Supreme Moment. Gen. Harries and his assistants formed the children in line immediately after the show and started them toward the ante room on the right of the main entrance to the hall, where the presents were kept. As each child passed through he was given a toy of some kind and candy and fruit. The supply of toys seemed inexhaustible, and Included almost everything that could be thought of as appropriate for children be tween the ages of one month and fourteen years. Dolls of the kind that open and shut their eyes, sleds, books of all kinds, includ ing Mother Goose melodies; games of all kinds toy wagons, blocks to build minia ture houses with, and almost everything else a child could wish for. These were given out as quickly as pos sible. so as to avoid the least possible con fusion. The children were passed from one member of the reception committee to an other. Gen. Harries and his assistant would give out toys; another man took the child In tow and gave him a box of candy, and passed him to another assistant who had charge of the apples. When the boy re ceived an apple he was passed on to the man In charge of the oranges, who dealt out a good big specimen of the California fruit, and then passed him on to another man. whose duty It was to find his parents for him. This was done in much the same manner as the guests at a reception at the White House find their carriages. The member of the reception committee would Inquire the names, and then call them out at the entrance. Several other members of the committee In other parts of the hall would repeat the name, and a happy family would be united In a short time. The reception began at 7:30 o'clock and continued until M. There were In attend ance six policemen and six members of the fire department. Each of theso officers was given presents for all of his children at the conclusion of the distribution to the chil dren of the company employes. Gen. Har ries had complete charge of the entertain ment and superintended all the arrange ments. The committee of employes of the company that assisted him Included: Gen eral Superintendent J. T. Moftett, chair man: F. J. Whitehead, F. J. Mershelmer. William N. De Neale, Charles E. Kohler. A. F. Schoepf. W. E. Lowrjr, W. a Ballen ger, G. F. Hallman. George Derene. W. H. Memler. W. F. Dement, C. 8. Reich, W. H. Hitchcock and Mrs. K. V. Luckett. The Bon Marche | The Bon ilarche Store Opens at 8:80, Closes 5:30 p.m. Close Saturdays at 0 o'clock. New Year's ? ? A Kid Qloves and Suede Evening: Gloves. The Gloves you buy at the Bon Marche are war ranted. They're the best made?durable stock and fast colors. The following special prices for New Year's Gloves are quoted for tomorrow: V ADIES' two-clasp Kid Gloves, in black, white, pearl, cream and mode, self and black embroidered. -Reg ular $1.00 Gloves- pajr< Ladies' Cape Gloves. Ladies' twelve-button The new mannish style, Black and White Suede with one large pearl Evening Gloves; price, clasp. Tomorrow, $1.00 $2.50 regular. Special, pair. $1-75 pair. Fine Quality Kid and ' JmLEN 3 Mocha Gloves. Special, P&ir $1.50 and.. Ladies' Lace Collars and Stocks. We're showing a very beautiful line of the new Lace Collars, in large round and stole-end effects, from 98c. to $10.00. Fancy Stocks, in dainty lace arid embroider ed styles, from 49c. to $4.00. TUelle Pompons, in all col ors. Special tomorrow, 25c. each. Corsage and Hair Ornaments. Those skillfully Made Ribbon Ornaments for hair and corsage are worn more than ever.. We're showing the largest assortment in the city made in the daintiest designs?all kinds of Roses, Violets, Crysanthemums, Bud Clusters and Bows. From 39c. to $2.50. Silk and Cloth Evening Coats Reduced. All High-grade Evening Coats, T[ / JpJp in fine cloths and peau de soie. / ?$ U }) If Values up to $60.00. About ^ Bon Marche, 314=320 7th St. BETTER SERVICE ASKED FOR. Citizens Join in Request for Improved Street Car Facilities. A meeting was held last night at the resi dence of Mr. D. J. Partello, Petworth, by the joint' committee of the citizens' asso ciations of Petworth, Brightwood, Bright wood Park and Takoma Park for the pur pose of discussing a through sen-ice on the Brightwood line from the District line and Takoma to the center of the city. The meeting closed with the adoption of a reso lution asking; for additional cars and a through service. " Mr. Louis P. Shoemaker, president of the Brightwood Citizens' Association, occupied the chair, and shortly after 8 o'clock called the meeting to order. A1?out forty repre sentatives of the several associations were In attendance at the meeting. A special committee was appointed by the chairman to obtain an audience with the railroad officials and ask that a better serv ice be provided for the suburban residents. In the event that the committee received no redress from the railroad officials it was authorized and instructed to take the matter to Congress and secure the neces sary legislation. The committee will request the railroad officials to run one car at least ten minutes from the center of the city to Richmond street, Petworth. and a fifteen-minute schedule to Takoma Park, together with a thirty-minute schedule as far as the District line, with trippers during the morning and evening. The citizens are making an effort, it is said, to work In conjunction with the railroad people and believe they are fur thering the interest of the railway by re questing a rearrangement of the present schedule. The committee as announced last evening is composed of the following: A. E. Mc Laughlan and J. Saul, Brightwood Citizens' Association: B. H. Warner and Wilton J. Lambert. Takoma Park Citizens' Associa tion: A. M. Condra and F. J. Metcalf, Brightwood Park Citizens' Association, and Andrew Loeffler and A. Qude, Petworth Citizens' Association. The presidents of the several citizens' associations are also ex officlo members of the committee. MORTUARY CHAPEL. Secretary Root Approves Bill Appro priating Money for One at Arlington. Secretary Root has given his approval to a bill Introduced by Senator Proctor, ap propriating the sum of $00,000 to provide a mortuary chapel at the Arlington national cemetery, "as a tribute of respect to the soldiers and sailors of the nation who may receive sepulture at the Arlington national cemetery, and to provide fitting shelter for their friends during funeral ceremonies." Senator Proctor Introduced the bill at the Instance of Chaplain C. C. Pierce of the artillery post at Fort Myer, and other of ficers of the army, all of whom assert that there Is urgent need for such a building both out of respect to the dead as well as for the health of their relatives and friends who attend the obsequies. In case the legislation is secured It is purposed to build the chapel at or near the entrance to the cemetery. Secretary Root has prepared for submis sion to Congress an estimate of $5,000 to secure by competition, plans and specifi cations for the construction on the grounds of the Arlington national cemetery of a suitable structure to be used on Memorial day and on other public occasions, as a place of assembly. Prominent officers and many members of the Orand Army of the Republic are strongly advocating the build ing of such a structure and the local de partment has asked the#8ecretary of War to call for an appropriation of $250,000 for a structure to replace the present amphi theater which is represented to be entirely Inadequate for the purposes. Secretary Root Is unwilling to ask for so large a sum until he has heard the views of experts on the subject. It was on the recommendation of Quartermaster General Humphrey that he has asked for an appropriation of $5,000 to secure competitive plans. The Evening Star Calendar. This year's calendar is a genuine Artist's Proof Etching and is unusually attractive. Your regular carrier will bring It as a greeting on New Year day. Funeral of Mrs. Julia A. Wilson. Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Julia A. Wilson were held last evening at the residence of the son-in-law of the de ceased. Mr. J. D. Newlln, 1326 F street northwest. Rev. Mr. Bagby, the pastor of the Ninth Street Christian Church; offi ciated. The Interment will be made today at Marshall, Ya. 7*11 and Broke His Arm. Valentine Myer, twenty-two years old, of 829 D street southwest, while working at 630 Virginia avenue southwest, yesterday afternoon fell from an elevator and broke his left arm. In addition to sustaining sev eral bruises about the faoe. He went to the Emergency Hospital, where he was given surgical attention. AFFAIRS IN GEORGETOWN. 31 ,J Arrangements for Occupying Police Subfltation?General Items. Major Rlffharff Sylvester, chief of poMce, and Lieut. Jflha A. Swindells, in command of the sevflpth-precinct, have held several conference!* reoently relative to the estab lishment of the substation in Tenleytown. The building to be used as a station has been practically completed, a force of paint ers being engaged at present In giving the ftnl(fnng ttHiches. The station is located on Wisconsin;'avpnue, at the junction of the River roadfarfl la a fine structure. It is expected that it will be ready for oc cupancy within.the next week. As far as can'be a?c&-fa!ned- Major Sylvester had not determifiefl aiT to how many men will be assigned to the. substation. It is known, however, that the entire mounted force which patrols that secuon of the suburbs will be quartered there, together with the footmen stationed In Tenleytown. The sub station will be under the command of Lieut. Swindells, and one of the sergeants of the seventh precinct will be placed In charge. A large gathering ot the members of Trinity Charch and their friends assembled In Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, last evening, the occasion being a minstrel show and vaudeville performance under the aus pices of the Trinity Minstrel Club. The program was an unusually good one, and was In two parfe The first part consisted of minstrelsy TScenes from the 8unny South." during which catchy songs were sung and the usual old-time jokes with a packet of new ones were sprung. A. J. Cum mlngs acted as interlocutor, with Messrs. W. A. Morsell and Thos. Trodden as | "bones," and Kenneth O'Connor and J. B. Avellhe served as tambos. In the second part the club and the boys' choir sang "Dl nah Jones," F. T. Ch.ipman produced his I original pantomime, W. A. Morsell sang several songs, M. A. Clark, "champion whistler of America," gave pleasing imita tions. The show closed with Mr. Trodden and Mr. Moxley in "On the Band Wagon." O. H. Wells is director of the club, and M. E Home tB accompanist. The entertain ment was for the benefit of Trinity Church. Truck E and engine No. E> of the George town section of the tire department were called out this morning about 9:15 o'clock for a slight fire In the chimney of a vacant | house at 1619 32d street northwest, owned by Lieutenant John A. Swindells. The Are was caused by a workman starting a tire In a latrobe before the chimney was cleared of an obstruction. No damage was done. The Christmas entertainment of the Dum barton Avenue M. E. Church was held last evening. The "Story of Christmas" was re lated and illustrated with stereoptlcon views. A special musical program was ren dM^ Halbert E. Paine, justice of the peace of the Georgetown district, U confined to his home on Columbia road by slight Indis position. Georgetown. Branches "Star Office. The Evening Star has branch offices at O'Donnell's drug stores. 1200 32d street and corner 32d and O streets where advertise ments are received at regular rates. Wanted Help and Situations cost 1 cent a word. Sunday School's Christmas Exercl* The Sunday school of the Western Pres byterian Church held Its Christmas enter tainment Monday evening. December 28. A number of the members of the school took part in an Interesting program, which In cluded the? appearance of Santa Claus. Santa announced to the audience that he had given away all of his presents and still desired to extend his benefactions to a number of worthy families in the neighbor hood. He reqnested that the school assist him In the S?atW- An Investigation showed that each member of the school had come prepared with some gift, and these were Immediately presented to Santa, with di rections to bestow them on the poor. Prlxes for attendance each Sunday during the year were given to Bessie and Leila Speer, Lily' Kraass, Ruby and Llda Wal lace. Helen Stascpe. Viola Yachman. Rena Wlllner. Rejjtratfc Heflebower. Myrtle Reint aell, Mary Jojinson and Josephine Stafford of the scholars, and Miss Edith Pike, Miss Emma Wlllner and Mrs. Glover of the teachers. Mistsr John Long obtained the prise for bringing the most new scholars. Honorable mention was also "made of Blanche Long, Miss Hattle Anderson and Miss Lena Sutton, who had been present every Sunday but one. Fund for Life Saving Frizes. A permanent "Anthony Pollok fund" has been created by the heirs of Anthony Poi lok of this city, who, with his wife, was drowned several years ago by the sinking of the Bourgoyne. Prises will be given for the best life-saving appliances. The ad ministration of the fund will be in the | hands of the International Maritime Asso ciation, the headquarters of which are at 3 Rue des Mathurins, Pasta Periodical competitions wll> be arranged. The next international maritime congress wilt be held at Lisbon. Mar. ttM. and all communica tions on the subject of prises should be ? ? ? i to the asportation in Paris. il*l ltnu 1111 i*111111 * *?;; Clearing !! v Sale of ! * ? :i Fancy China :i Plates, Cups :: and Saucers. E have an over surplus of Fancy China Plates, Cups and Saucers, and in order to dispose of same with the least possible delay have made many SPECIAL REDUCTIONS on a number of desirable pat terns. Coming at the height of en tertaining season, the follow-( ing bargains will prove unusu-, ally interesting to every host-] ess: Dinner Plates. Were Now Limoges China, neat gold and blue flow er decoration 17.00 dos. >4.50 do*. Limoges China. Dresden decora tion. with neat , gold work 9.00 do*. 8.00 do*. Fancy Green Deco rated Plates 9.00 do*. 6.00 do*. English Wedg wood China. Fancy Japanese picture decorations 7.60 do*. 5.00 do*, i Royal Wettln AuS- i trian China flor- i al sprays and gold designs 7.50 do*. 5.00 doz. 1 French China Plates 12.00 do*. 8.00 do*. ] Ha viland China Plates 45.00 do*. 30.00 do*. , MlntonChina < Plates 35.00 do*. 25.00 do*. Limoges China i Plates 21.50 do*. 15.00 do*. Rich English China Plates 24.00 do*. 15.00 do*. Tea Plates. Were Now Rich French China blue spray deco ration and gold. .$5.50 do*. $3.50 doz. Limoges China. smair flower and gold decoration.. 7.00 doz. 4.50 doz. French China.hand painted decora tion. with heavy gold fancy edge. 15.00 doz. 9.00 doz. | Fine Quality i French China. pink decoration i under gold de i sign, exclusive 1 pattern 9.00 doz. 6.00 doz. Were Now French China. neat decoration of blue corn flow er spray and gold.?6.00 doz. $4.00 doz. Limoges China, flower sprays and gold 8.50 do*. 6.00 doz. Tea Cups and Saucers. Were Now Haviland China, pink floral decora tion and gold 6.50 do*. 5.00 doz. Fine French China, large blue and white floral deco- ? ration 12.00 do*. 9.00 doz. Exquisite French China, pink and gold decoration. .15.00 doz. 9.00 doz. Limoges China, dainty floral and gold decoration. .10.50 doz. 7.50 doz. French China, pink and b:ue flor al garland deco- ? ration 6.50 doz. 6.00 doz. Small Blue Floral Spray and Gold Decoration 9.00 doz. 6.00 doz. ? After Dinner Coffees. Were Now Large Rose Deco ration, pretty shape $7.00 do*. $3.00 do*. Limoges China.neat blue and green spray decoraUon. 6.50 do*. 4.50 doz. Fine French Chi na, rich pink and gold decoration. .12.00 do*. 8.00 doz. Limoges China, Dresden decora tion, with fancy gold border 7.30 do*. 5.00 doz. CTOur present collection of FANCY CHINA Is the most complete we have ever shown. Including the new est and most artistic shapes and color effects, in Dinner Services. Plates for special courses. Oyster Plates, Terrapin Dishes. Chop Dishes and Plates. Entree Plates. Salad Bowls and Plates, Fish Dishes and Plates. After-dinner Cups and Sau cers, Tea Cups and Saucers, Bouillon i Cups and Saucers, etc. i Dulin <& ;iMartinCo.9 !! Successors to M. W. Reveridge, ' ) Pottery, Porcelain, Ohio*. Qlm, Silver. Ac., :;1215FSt.&1214?18QSt.; 1 Engraven' International Organization. A special meeting of the American Soci ety of Plate Engravers was held at Grand Army Hall Monday evening. President Louis A. Hill presided. The object of this meeting was for the purpose of ratifying a constitution, with a view of forming an International organization, and to elect delegates to a convention to be held In New York January 18, 1904. Messrs. Louis A. Hill, R. F. Bartle, George U. Rose and J. M. Williams were elected to represent the engravers of this city. The work of formulating the constitution of the organi*atlon was largely in charge of Mr. E. M. Weeks of the bureau of en graving and printing. He was one of the committee which attended the joint meet ing of representatives of engravers of New York, Philadelphia and Washington for the purpose of arranging for an international organization. He was also one of the or ganisers and first president of the local society. Argument Supplemented by Shooting. During an argument on the Canal road, west of Georgetown, last night, between Octavius Edmonds and Joseph Parker, col ored, the latter fired a shot from a revolver at Edmonds. Edmonds dropped to the floor, and a poUceman who was called In had him sent to the Georgetown University Hospital, where the physicians discovered he was uninjured. He was transferred to the seventh precinct police station, where a charge of disorderly conduct was lodged against him. Parker left the house Imme diately after the shooting, but was cap tured later In the night by Policeman Brown. The men were arraigned in the United States branch of the Police Court this morning charged Jointly with disorderly conduct, and Judge Scott, upon hearing the evidence, assessed Edmonds $10, with one month on the farm as the alternative. The court decided that the charge had not been sustained against Parker and dismissed the case. Two other charges of carrying a conceal ed weapon and making an assault on Ed monds were filed against Parker. He asked to be tried by a Jury In each case, and they were postponed until a later date. Woodward <& Lothrop, New York?WASH INGTOX?Paris. Until further notice store will close at 5 130 p.m. All Calendars now Half Price. New Year's Requisites. TTENTION is invited to an unusually choice and complete assortment of Women's and Hen's Dress Requirements for New Year's Day, embracing everything that is proper and including the most elegant imported high-art novel ties and the less pretentious sorts. Also fine Table Napery, Rich Cut Glass, Dainty China, Artistic Lamps, Table Delicacies and other accessories. Hen's Dress Requirements For New Year's Day. COMPLETE stock of all the latest approved styles and many novelties, including Full Dress Shirts, Full Dress Bows and Ties, Full Dress Protectors or Shields, Collars and Cuffs, Silk Suspenders and Half Hose, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Cuff Links, in silver, gold and enamel: Shirt Studs, etc., etc. Mm ill floor, ?t. Women's Dress Requirements For New Year's Day. Millinery. Paris Novelties in Hair Orna ments, imported and our own make, for the theater, opera, receptions and all fashionable occasions and so cial functions. Beautiful and be coming effects in flowers, ostrich feathers, butterflies of jet and span gles ; also dainty conceits of tulle and flowers to match evening gowns. Also superb White Lace and Beaver Hats, handsomely trimmed with flowers, ostrich plumes and rib bons. Also large Black Picture Hats, with ostrich plumes. Second floor. Tenth st. Neckwear. Paris elegancies and beautiful American productions for the neck in a profusion of exquisite conceits. Flat Ostrich Ruffs, French Stocks and Collarettes, Silk and Chiffon Capes, Crepe de Chine Automobile Ties, in white and delicate shades; "Dubarry" Scarfs of liberty silk and ciepe de chine, in rich Persian ef fects. Many exquisite one-of-a-kind novelties not to be seen elsewhere. Main floor, G St. Corsets. Paris-made Corsets in models es pecially designed for the present mode of costume. Exquisite effects in white and colored satins, si'ks, fancy coutils, embroidered batistes, fancy broche, etc., elaborated with dainty laces, chiffons, embroideries and beautiful ribbons. Also the latest Girdle Corsets of handsome satin ribbon, in delicate shades of pink and blue. Also Bust Supporters of dainty batiste, garnished with laces and libbons, for wear with negligee gowns. Also Shirred Ribbon Elastics,Cor set Pads, Corset Bags, Silk Ruffles, etc., in dainty colors. Third floor. Eleventh *t. Gloves. All lengths, dressed and un dressed kid, white and bhek; Silk Evening Mitts, 12, 16 and 20-button lengths. Main floor. G St. Handkerchiefs. Point Lace, Valenciennes Lace, Duchesse Lace and Fine Hand-em Lioidered and Hemstitched Linen. Main floor, G st. Hosiery. Silk, Lisle Thread and Cotton, black and all shades to match the toilet or slippers?plain, lace ankle, lace all-over and fine dropstitch ef fects. Main floor, F st. Shoes. Black and Gray Suede, with Louis XIV heels; Black Kid, beaded ; Pat ent Leather Ties, colonial shape and sa 'or tie effect; Beaded Patent Leather, with straps; Patent Leath er Operas, no strap; Patent Leather Plugs, red binding and heel; Pat ent Leather Oxfords, red trimming; Black Satin, one strap, and all the proper designs for social functions. Third floor. Teuth st. Table Napery for New Year's Day. HILE there is a very extensive variety of the substantial, everyday sorts of household linens, the Linen Depart ment is especially equipped in all fts branches to meet the demand for the finest grades of goods. And among these are some very beautiful designs in extra size cloths?round, square ind oblong?for Receptions, Banquets, Dinner Parties, etc. Also a most interesting collection of extremely fine Decorative Ta ble Linens, mounted with fine laces, ranging in price up to $300.00. These are exclusive, being our own importation, and are unobtain able elsewhere. Also a splendid assortment of the following: Damask Tea Cloths $1.25 to $9.00 each Hemstitched Damask Dinner Napkins .$5.00 to $10.00 a doz. Damask Doylies, for finger bowl, tray, table, etc 50c. to $6.00 a doz. Hemstitched Damask Doylies, large $2.50 to $6.00 a doz. Damask Tray and Carving Cloths 35c., 50c., 75c. and up to $2.00 Embroidered Doylies, for finger bowls, plates, etc. .$3.50 to $9.00 a doz. Embroidered Center Pieces $!-75 to $3.00 each Second floor. Eleventh st. Table Requisites for New Year's Day. VERYTHING necessary for the table in China and Glass Ware is here in splendid assortment; also many dainty bits of China and Cut Glass for beautifying the table. Also Lamps, Giafing Dishes, 5 O'clock Tea Kettles, Table Delicacies, etc. Cut Ulass. Cut Gliu Bonbon Dishes $1 50 and up Cut Glass Celery Traya $3.25 and np Cut Glass Bowl* ; 18.28 and up Cut Glass Salad Bowl* 3.95 and up Cut Glass Carafes : 2.05 and up Cut Glaa* Pitcher* 115.00 and up Cut Glaaa Punch Bnwla $20.00 and up Cut Glaaa Fruit Dlahea $7.50 and up Cut Glaas Sugar and Cream Set*'. $3.50 and up Cut Glaaa Handled Olive Dlahea $1.75 and np Cot Glass Nut Bowl* $3.25 jod up Cut Glass Vases $2.25 and up Cut Glass Spoon Traya $2.25 and up Cnt Glaaa Cranberry Irishes $3.75 and up Cut Glas* Mayonalau Dlahea $6.00 and up Cut Glaaa fruit Bowla $5.50 and up Cut Glaaa I'nbaudled Olive Dlahea $1.65 and up China. Dainty China Cake Platea. each 23c. and up Dainty China Bonbon Dlahea. each 25c. and up Dainty China Ice Cream Dlahea, each. .$1.00 and up Dainty China Celery DUhes, each 60c. and up Dainty China Salad Bowls, each 50c. and up Dainty China Chocolate Pots, each 50c. and up Dainty China Ramekin*, dozen $2.50 and u;> Dainty China Tea Cups and Saucers, doaen $3.00 and up Dainty China Chocolate Cup* and Saucer*, doaen $3.00 and np Dainty China Nut Bowla. each 25c. and up Dainty China Tea Sets (56 pieces), ea..$5.00 and up Dainty China Game Seta, each $12.50 and up Dainty China Ice Cream Seta, each... .$3.00 and up Decorated Punch Bowls, each $1.00 and up Imported Stein Mugs, each 25c. and up Table Delicacies. Soft-shell Almonds, pound 18o. Choice Mixed Nats, SVfc pounds for 50c. Choice Table Ralalna. pound 25j. Home-made Plum Pudding, pound 35--. Stuffed Olive*, bottle 10c. and up Fancy Figs, box 17c. Oriental Stuffed Dates, box 25c. Preserved Ginger, Jar 23c. Selected Queen Olives, bottle 15c. and np Richardson ic Bobbin's Boned Chicken, can 30c. Neufchatel Cheese, cake Be. Fancy Blue Ribbon Cream Cheese, cake 10c. Royal and McLarao's Luncheon Cheese, Jar 10c. Fancy Cleaned Currant*, box 10c. Fancy Seeded Raisins, box 12c. Walter Baker'a Baking Chocolate, eake 16c. Royal Baking Powder, pound can ,40c. Walter Baker'a Cocoa, can 19c. Swift's "811 ver Leaf'Lard, la palls, lb 10c. Fancy Drained Citron, pound 20?. Rae's Best Lucca Oil. quart can 70c. Fenolla Sandwiches, do* .. 10c. Also a complete line of Crackers and Wafers In laer-seal packages. Fifth floor. DIARIES FOR 1904?Dainty lii ping bag or pocket; business diaries and sorts. Woodward Pressed G'ass. Thin Blown Table Tumblers, dozen 55<*. Thin Blown Whiskey Glasses, dozen 45c. Thin Blown Wine Glasses, dozen 11.23 Thin Blown Claret Glasses, dozen $1.23 Thin Blown Sherry Glasses, dozen $1.30 Thin Blown Decanters, each $1 00 Thin Blown Lemonade or Punch Caps, dozen .Si.25 Pressed Glass Punch Bowls, each $1 30 Pressed Glass Sherbet Bowls, each 50c. Pressed Glass Ice Cream Trays, each 43c. Pressed Gla?s Kruit Dish**, each 2-V. Pressed Glass Table Tumblers, dozen 24c. Pressed Glass Sauce Dishes, dozen 50c. Pressed Glass Sherbet Cups, dozen <>5?. Pressed Glass Cake Stands, each 23c. Also a complete line of the genu ine French "Baccarat" Glassware. Paper Laces, Doylies, etc. We are now showing a complete line of dainty Paper Laces, Doylies, etc., in various shapes and sizes, in connection with our stock of Can dle Shades and Candelabra Fittings. We quote a few items: Square Paper Doylies, doien Sr. anil up Round Paper Doylies, dozen 5c. and up Knund Paper Finger Bowl Doylies, doz .80. and up Paper Sherbet Glass Doylies, dozen 8c. and up Plalu Paper Oases, dozen 15c. and up Fancy Paper Cases, dozen. 50c. and np Large Hound Doylies, (or cakes, eacb Sc. and up Oval Platter Doylle*, each 15c. and np Paper Chop Holders, doz* u 5c. snd np Turkey-shape Paper Cases, dozen 60c. sod up Fancy Paper Frills, dozen 5c. and up Lamps, Candles and Accessories. Wax Candles for the drawing room, dozen 40s. Paper Candle Shades, each 10c. and up Silk Candle Shades, eacb 80c. and up Electric Light Shades, each 28c. and up Adjustable Candle Shade Holder*, each .6c. and up Mica Linings *<" Candle Shade*, eacb.. .5c. and op CUasa Bobecbe*. dozen 40c. snd up Candle Shade Holder*, with weighted bottom*. each 7c. and up "Twilight" Candle Lamp* (burn oil), each 50?. "Phoenix" Candle Lamp*, each SSc. :tle leather-back ones for the shop and scores of other different style* & Lothrop.