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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. FRIDAY January 80, 1904. CHOSBY S. NOYES. Editor TXS EVBHXJTO STAB ku a regular and permanent Family Circulation much more than the combined circulation of the other Washington dallies. As a News and Advertising Medium It haa no competitor. d . In order to avoid delays on acooant of personal absence, letters to THE STAB should not be addressed to any individual connected with the office, bnt simply to THE STAB, or to the Editorial or Busi ness Departments, according to tenor or purpose. Wall Street and Mr. Bryan. Wall street howls at the recrudescence of Bryanism. And yet it is itself to blame. It assumed that Mr. Bryan was done for. and forthwith set about capturing the demo cratic party. The big railroad trusts and oilier trusts harboring in New York have f.>r months been operating In political mat ters with an arrogance born of a supreme confidence of their ability to control the sit uation by the means ?>f money. They are all the more active now in the democratic camp by reason of their reouff in the other camp. Originally, they had two strings to their bow. They aspired to name both presidential candidates. Their only hope now is of naming one: and all democrats, whether of the Bryan variety or any other variety, are confronted with the necessity of saving whether they shall do so or not. Wall street howls at the Hearst candi dacy. What? Permit a man of fortune to buy i he presidency? The trusts affect to be horrified. It causes them for the mo ment to lose confidence in the stability of republican institutions. And yet who caused the coming contest at St. Louis to take on the aspect of an auction? Who ad vertised. and is confirming the fact, that the right sort of a nomination at St. Ix>uis will bring a colossal contribution for the campaign? The trusts. Mr. Hearst has as much right to bid as anybody else with a fit pocket hook. If the trusts may make a money matter of the business, why may not lie? 1 lis friends say he will put up enough to defray all the expenses of the campaign. T1 e only difference, then, between the trust View and the Hearst view is that the trusts want the presidency for an agent, while Mr Hearst wants it for himself. Nobody should undervalue this trust nio\ emeni. It is far-reaching. and has both money and men behind it. The railroads alone have an army of employes in their p.tv from high-salaried presidents and at torneys down to faithful and efficient track walkers. Every state and territory cannot but feel in some measure?some of them in very great measure?the weight of this in Iluence when It is exerted in political cam paigns. On this subject, then, Mr. Bryan is very properly wrought up. More vigor to his gestures and eloquence to his tongue. '! lie trusts, with the railroads at their head, are out for the stuff and with the stuff, and they can only be defeated by a steady and a mighty effort. ? ? ? . George Francis Train. The historian of events in the United States during the nineteenth century must take account of that strange man who died the other day in New York, after years of semi-obscurity and marked eccentricity of living, George Francis Train. It is per 1 aps difficult now tor many to realize that at one time Train exercised a potent influ ence upon the business and political cir cles in which he moved. He was a bold adventurer in trade and made and lost sev eral fortunes, but he was increasingly er ratic, and at last, after his star had reached its zenith in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads, he was adjudged insane. Since then he has been legally dead, but mentally very act ive. and from time to time he has burst upon the vision of men with a mo mentary reminder of the old-time vigor of his intellect. There are those who be lie\ed him to have been always deranged. Train himself acknowledged this suspicion and challenged his accusers to prove their contention. But he has been treated of late years with a kindly pity and the world has moved on. His biography, published a season or two ago. gave evidence that he retained a marked degree of mental vigor, but it at the same time indicated a strange weakness. The predominating character istic of the man, both lefore and after his forced withdrawal from active business life, was his monumental egotism, which enabled him without a blush to claim the most remarkable faculties and to ask the community for its suffrage for the highest offices. So highly developed was this phase of his nature that at times it seemed as though he were consciously disclosing it to satirize tiie presumptions of other men. One Of the most asreeabK- phasea of Train's later life was his great love for children, and there was for some years no more enter tair.irg sight in all New York than his re c ptions to the little folks in one of the city parks where he sat surrounded by s> ores of them, to whom he talked kindly and ir.formingly. Yet, during many years lie refused to speak a word to an adult. He goes with the pity of many and the per sonal regret of those who knew the genuine sweetness of his nature so far as it had iiut been warped by his mental affliction. A Chicago professor says that he pre fers dull students who will work to those who are inclined to rely on natural bright ness. Hut the bright student who will work .s the one who does things. It is sometimes difficult for the cz ir to decide which he prefers, peace or more territory. The United States and Science. The arrival In this country of the re mains of James Sinithson. founder of the Smithsonian Institution, attracts attention Internationally to the great strides whi::h this government has taken in its patronage of science since the receipt of the Knglish n>..ii's bequest. The circumstances which led to Smithson's peculiar legacy are well ki.own. lie died in a foreign land, embit tered .gainst Kngland, and desirous of for warding the cause of science, in which he ?was deeply interested. Across the seas lay the lie a* republic, twice 'the triumphant oproi-i.it of Kngland in war and gaining 6trengih yearly. Smithson's prophetic Vision doubtless pictured the I'nited Sta'cs as a future great power. It Is concelv nhie that he hoped that his name might b* p? r|<e!'.i I ted in the degree that the I'nited State should advance among the nations and in its encouragement of science. Vet when Smithson's gold was received here the young government had little or ii) foundation upon which to build an institu tion such as he had decreed in his will. He prescribed the creation at Washington o.' an establishment for the "Increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." Such a purpose is worthy of the greatest suc cess. and it is highly gratifying to tie Amerietn people today to feel that Smith son's remains are now coming to be in terred perhaps under the shadow of the picturesque pile which was the first visible ?>gn of his generosity and which today stands as the symbol of a great and r computably valuable scientific work ?>.' the gcvernment which lie so highly cvupli mented. From this beginning of half a million dol lars given by a private hand to the re public. the activities of the government new cover a scientific field of great extent. _ In some degree this work pertains directly to the requirements of the public service. ! as the charting of the coasts by the coasi ( i and geodetic survey, the maintenance ol laboratories by the marine hospital service to fend ott epidemics, the mapping of the ( country and the development of Its mineral resources by the geological survey, etc. But It is difficult to draw the line between those bureaus which pertain strictly to the functions of government and those whlc.i extend aid to scientific workers. The fish eries investigations and experiments are akin to the purely scientific work of the Department of Agriculture, and the Smith sonian itself, now subsidised liberally by the government and extended in Its scope, has a certain Immediate and Intimate rela tionship to the needs of the public sen-ice. But apart from these lines of research and labor, which may be classed as "prac tical," the government, under the stimulus of the Smithson bequest, has gone far to ward fostering science without regard to Its utilitarian aspects. It is the cause of great gratification today to realize that tl.e public sentiment throughout the country heartily indorses the patronage whicn, through the Smithsonian and other estab lishments. the United States has bestowed upon the seekers after Nature's truth?.. Mr. Carnegie's bequest, upon which the Carnegie Institution Is founded. Is In line with that of Smithson and will undoubtedly in season go far toward making the United States the chief patron of science among all the nations of the world. To the degree that this result is accomplished. If Indeed It Is not now true that the United States occupies such a rank, will the American republic Justify Its position as a great w-jrld power. Through knowledge conies power, and the people who are the most enlightened and the best Informed are the best equipped for the race for world su pi emacy. _ The South and Office. A writer from Mississippi is quoted as fol lows by the Washington Post: "In many parts of the south they allude to a man who is holding the office of post master or some other federal P^ceas a ?R F R ' The initials mean republican for revenue, and are not bestowed as a compll "The ordinary federal officeholder in the south, especially if he be a white man, can well be designated an 'R. F. R.. few of them would be in the party if the loaves and fishes were eliminated. This is more especially true now than at any time since the war, and the reason of it lies in the hostility the people bear the President because of what they consider his pro negro sentiment." Would it be much of a miss If allusion were made to a southern democrat as a "D. F. R. ?" Just at present, what does he stand for? He is indifferent both as to the tariff and free coinage. He wants the isth mian canal, and is willing to take it e\en from Theodore Roosevelt. But for ail the rest he cares nothing. He desires to win, and is chiefly concerned about what Mur phy of Tammany Hall thinks of the situa tion. New York, he is assured, spells suc cess. and Murphy spells New York. Give him a straight tip as to Murphy's choice, and you get a straight tip as to his own. And it all means for him?office. If Mur phy's man wins, the republicans will go out of office" and the democrats move in, and the southern democrat will get a place. That tells the whole story. The country laughs good-naturedly at Old Black Joe. who, all too often, has gone to republican national conventions and sold his vote for spot cash. Finding certain" poli ticians there doing business in the vote buying line, he sounded the market, and, when he could, obtained the top price. It seemed a simple matter to him. He did not worry about the nature of the transaction. Surely it must be all right, or his superiors would not be engaged in It. And so Old Black Joe returned home with his bird in his hand, and was quite happy. Quite as often. Marse John has gone to democratic national conventions and voted according to his ideas of what would come to him In the way of federal patronage. With 110 care as to the platform, and with an eye single to the main chance, he voted for Cleveland at one time and for Bryan the next, and would as readily have voted for Smith. Jones, or Brown, if assured that by doing so his chances would improve for the Postmasters hip, the district attorney ship. the inarshalship. or something equally as good, upon which he then had his eye. He could not have been approached with a money offer, but he opened his heart freely to the hope of a good fat berth in Uncle Sam's establishment. The situation in the south is deplorable for both parties and for both colors. We shall get good national government from Old Black Joe as soon as from Marse John while candidates down there remain as they are. ?- ? ?? Washington would now be grateful for a drenching warm rain, with plenty of sun shine quickly following and some sweet winds. Then the streets would be clean and the air purified of the foul emanations of the muck and slush from which the capi- j tal has been suffering for days past. It would be a great relief once more to step forth bravely and confidently and to feel tne good dry pave beneath the feet and to know that the air entering the lungs was fairly free from microbes. The dismal weather of the past few hours has de pressed the spirits of Washingtonians and lowered their vitality. Better a touch of sharp v.lnter than such anomalous, debili tating atmosphere. There is not much use of trying to dodge the germ when a January thaw sets in. The best course Is to dress discreetly, eat heartily, sleep soundly and light him to a finish. -? 0 ?- ? Mr. Bryan grows very eloquent on the subject of peace, but behaves as if he were almost ready to fight when the names of certain democrats are mentioned. Dr. Parkiiurst's industry in hunting pool rooms is equaled only by that of the man who has a tip and is struggling to get rid of his money. In accordance with the rule that mis fortunes never come singly, Chicago finds itself short of anti-toxin as well as of fire escapes. ? ? Mr. Bryan's impression of Europe is one of sympathy because the continent has had to do so long without a Kansas City plat form. ?? 0 ? It is an ill wind. etc. The bad going, In cident to the weather, has reduced the ac cidents from automobile racing. This news of Ice cutting Is encouraging. But it will probably not have much effect on the bills next summer. ? ? ? Mr. Hanna's remark, "We hold the ace," may cause some research to discover who has the other three. Mr. Bailey and the Canal. To encourage Senator Bailey to resist the sentiment of the people of Texas and vote against the Panama canal treaty, he is re minded that John Tyler retired from the Senate rather than surrender his views at the request of the legislature of Virginia, and afterward became Vice President and President of the United States. But it was not the individuality Mr. Tyler showed as senator that led to his nomination and elec tion as Vice President, from which office he passed by the death of General Harrison tp first place. And the record seems to sup port the widely accepted ln-llel tiiat. shak ing in the vernacular. It would have been money In Mr. Tyler's pocket If he had 1 never gone up higher. His career In the White House was a dismal failure. Mr. Bailey. Intellectually. Is built on a much larger pattern than the Tyler pattern. Courage and Independence are great quali ties, bat when exercised In a mistaken cause lose their value. The senator from Texas Is much too able and useful a man, and has a future much too promising, to make it advisable for him to plant himself in front of the locomotive. Or maybe the more appropriate figure would be, to be come an uncompromising supporter of a cause for which the locomotive stands so conspicuously as the representative. 1 ? ? ? The excitement over the four-thirty clos ing order seems to have subsided In the de partments. No clerk is apparently disposed to test the legality of the new rule by an appeal to the courts or to seek a .final judicial decision on the question of the Saturday half holiday. Nor Is there any external evidence of a general demand that the extra half hour be added to the morning rather than the evening period. In fact, the departmental workers have settled down to the unwelcome new condi tions with an admirable spirit of subordina tion which should be taken Into accQui^t this winter In the congressional considera tion of any just and reasonable measures of amelioration In the matter which may be proposed. China s threat to cancel railway conces sions if the Americans sell to the Belgians would indicate that the celestials are ahead of some of the cities of this country in their appreciation of the value of a fran chise. Dowle has sailed from San Francisco for Australia. His willingness to let Zlon shift for Itself Indicates a great confidence in the manner in which he has organized it. If the president of the steel trust comes back from his vacation with a resignation, it may be hard to get men to fill so ex hausting a position, even at the salary. Russia approaches Japan with a caution which shows a realization that a conflict would not be a comparatively easy affair like a Kisheneft massacre. Every time Russia says it desires peace It makes further preparations to meet dis appointment in a practical manner. Another battle is on in the Chicago grain market. As usual a lot of Innocent by standers are likely to get hurt. SHOOTING STABS. Interested. I suppose you Interested yourself In a number of bills immediately after you were sent to Congress," said the constitu ent. ^ es, answered the new member, ab sent-mindedly. "It is marvelous how bills and expense accounts and things of that sort pile up." A History of the Case. A balmy mood steals o'er the land. Soft, soothing zephyrs are exhaled? A bitter frost comes forward and The fruit crop once again has failed. "I likes to see a man ambitious," said X ncle Eben, "but I hates to see a man dat might be a ahtist wif a wheelbarrow de votin- all his time to wishin' he had a au tomobile." Of No Personal Benefit. "That physician is wonderfully wise. No matter what your illness is he can tell you the name of the germ that caused it, and what will cure It." "But I understand he Is not going out of his house." "He can't. He has a cold, and a sore fin ger, and a touch of dyspepsia, not to men tion an attack of rheumatism." One of the Requisites. "I dunno but what Josh 'ud make one o' these here literary folks," said Farmer Corntossel. "What makes you think so?" asked his wife. "Every time he gets his photograph took he looks so kind o' far-away an' fooliish." A Plaint. It's mighty hard To be a bard. For when you sing of shadows gray, The weather changes right away. And all the sky is clear and blue. And nothing that you sing comes true. ? And when you chant of zephyrs soft And sunbeams sparKiing from aloft; There comes with an o'erwhelming whizz A blizzard on a record bliz. It's mighty hard To be a bard! What Uncle Sam Will Insist Upon. From the Philadelphia Press. If Russia is wise its government will see in the ratification at a critical moment of the new customs treaty with China and the prompt appointment of consuls under it, not an "unfriendly act." but the settled policy and determination of the United States to maintain the "open door" and to insist on the observance by all natiorfe, Russia included, of our treaties with China! Hot Time in the Old Town. From the Chicago Tribune. It will not be really hot in St. Louis next July until Senator Gorman and Col. Wat terson get together to arrange the demo cratic platform. What Lies Before Russia. From the London Teh-graph. Russia may go to war with Japan If she pleases, but she can be under no illusion as to the result. Defeat will bring her much humiliation and certain loss of prestige in the far east. Victory will be expensive in the extreme, and will yield no harvest pro portionate to its cost. If international is sues were determined by the dictates of pure reason, Russia would not fight Japan but the history of the world is a deplorable' record of failure to recognize the most ele mentary facts. Michigan for Roosevelt. From the New York Herald DETROIT. Mich., Thursday.?Roosevelt for President first, last and all the time seems to be the sentiment of republican business and professional men in the me tropolis of Michigan. A poll taken by a representative of the Herald In office build ings. stores and offices of manufacturers and professional men resulted in a vote of 1:54 for Roosevelt and I for Hanna. In every instance the persons interviewed declared Mr. Hanna's possible candidacy at the present time to be an unwise move some calling it political suicide, in view of the apparent desire of the great masses of the people to see Roosevelt nominated. One commercial traveler, who annually visits every city, village and hamlet in the state, exclaimed: "Why. man, you could go through both peninsulas of Michigan, from one end to the other, and you wouldn't find a single Hanna man. At least, I haven't struck one yet." The city has a large German population, and the feeling among representative men of that nationality Is strongly for Roose velt. and they prophesy that most of the democrats of that nationality who voted for McKinley, and there were a great many four years ago. would vote for Roosevelt next fall. Confound Himt From the Galveston Neva. The boll weevil bill has passed, and the rapscallion Is now shivering In his shuck. They Are Softer. From the Toronto Mail and Express. Russia and Japan are still exchinsinir notes, which is much more sensible Than swapping cannon balls. No Shortage I From the Jfe?* York Mall and Express. Will there be an Ice famine next summer, as usual? Clearance \ Sale of i :; Lamps, Globes, 5 Gas and Electric ' Fixtures, ? vi< Fireplace Goods ? V. and Bric-a-Brac ? At 20% Of f| OING to take stock ? February I, and our (/ ambition is to count $ as little stock as ? ' possible. We offer you a \ choice of all the Ornamental & Lamps and Globes, Gas and Electric Fixtures, Fireplace Goods and Bric-a-Brac at a uniform reduction of 20% from regular prices. It's the best bargain opportun ity you'll have, and one worth grasping. [I'Shedd Bro. Co. J 432 Ninth St. TO-KALON roc Receptions. Dinner Parties, Card Parties, Luncheons. Maraschino Cherries, 75c. qt.; 40c. pt.; 28c. H pt. To=Ka!ori Ja22-20d _ fT^UNCH Red or White, 50c. qt. $2 gal. "J PETER GROGAN. Your Credit is as Good as Gold. Let Us SuppJy the Carpets, Furniture and Draperies _on Easy Terms of ^ fj v"WTien you l~ * buy Furniture ^ and Carpets buy qualities ? 'that are known to be durable. ?,i: -XJurs are all !': guaranteed. Credit helps you to the - fl ?> best and gives you plenty of ? _ time in which to pay. We make, lay and line all Carpets free? a saving of from 20 to 25 cents per yard. Newest styles in Parlor, Bed Room and Dining Room . Furniture. Help your 2 self, on credit. X I | | PETER GROGAN, | $817-819-821-823 7th Sti ^ Between H and I Sts. ^OLMES' Genuine ^ H ome=made PI ES "are the kind that make your mouth wa ter the minute you see them. Taste just as good as they look, too. All the favorite kinds, includ ing Mince, 20c. Delivered any where Sioflnraes' Bakery, 1st and E Sts. 'Phone East 864. Ja22-f.s,m&?--40 rg: - - .. . I The Economy off eather Straps. rt will cost about half to heat the house if you weather-strip tne doors and windows. Not a theory?but a fact. Try it. Weather Strips, ONE CENT A FOOT. Jcfon B. Espey, Kr.re. ja22-l.'<l ? ====WaIS Papers Tfeat Beautify. ANY new nnd artistic effects in Wall Papers are on exhibition here now. Colors and com binations to harmon ixe with any scheme of decorating you may plan. E. N. Richards, 1330 Q Street N.W. Ja22 2M All Good* Bold from Original Packages. i 0 Old Oierholt By. Whis key?1898 distilling bot tling ? famous. g- jt because It ih-$ || BOT. aerrea to be.... Chas. KRAEMER, 735 Seventh St. .Ia22-20d 'Phone East 8? Woodward & Lothrop, New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. Store will close at 5 =30 until further notice. Iwa^ CMIdtemi And this week there are some very unusual opportunities to get boys', girls' and little children's clothing and other outfittings for less?a good deal less?than usual. These special buying advantages in January are brought about by the adjustment of manufacturers' and importers' stocks and that of our own. Girls' Winter Cloth i og. Some of our most popular and stylish Winter Coats and Jackets for Girls and Misses are offered at January Clearance prices, among which are the fol lowing: A tablefnl of fine Kersey Jackets, In tan. castor and Mack; loose hack, collarless and self-strapped, many-times stitched, satin lined; sixes 14. 18 and 18. $7.50. Reduced from $10.00. A lot of Tan Kersey Coats, made with capes; novelty effects with velvet and braid trimmings; sizes 14. 1G and 18. $18.50. Reduced from $24.00. A lot of Military Cloaks?some very pretty fects in sizes 16 and 18. $20.00. Reduced from $35.00. ef A lot of rery handsome Black Zlbellne Bo* Jack ets. strapped with black kersey and lined TTlth black satin; sizes 14. 18 and 18. $12.50. Reduced from $15.00. We are showing a splendid assortment of Girls' and Misses' (t Peter Thompson" Reefers and Suits, And call special attention to the following excellent values: Girls* and Misses' Fine Blue Serge and Cheviot Suits, made In the full regulation style, with all the correct emblems; sizes 12 to 20. Special value, $15.00 each. Third floor. G st. Girls* and Misses' Regulation Reefers, in a splen did quality of blue cheviot, lined with all-wool red flannel; embroidered emblems and brass but tons; sizes 0 to 14. Special value, $12.50 each. Clearance Boys' Winter Clothing. UST now we are offering several lines of Boys' Overcoats, Suits and Reefers at reduced prices. We do this in January every year, preparatory to the arrival of the new spring stock. You'll find splendid values represented. At $3.25. From $6.00. Little Boys' Overcoats, fancy styles, some with brass buttons and belted back; sizes 3 to 6 years. At $4.00. From $5.00. Little Boys' "Jack Tar" Reefers, navy blue cloth, lined with red flannel and finished with brass buttons and chevrons on sleeves; sizes 3 to 0 years At $2.95. From $4.00. Boys' Norfolk Jackets and Double-breasted Two piece Suits, in neat fancy mixtures, well made and perfect fitting: sizes 8 to 16. except 12 and 13. At $5.00. Value, $6.00. A new lot of Russian Blouse Salts, with laun dered white detachable collar; very pretty and stylish; sizes 3 to G years. Two Lots of Boys' Knee Pants At Less Than Regular Prices: 150 pairs Corduroy Pants, sizes 5 to 16 years I 300 pairs Fancy Cheviot Pants, nilied light and . 11 . . M nn 4 ' k. n .. ( . .4- T1 ? ? ? ? 4.. _ ? ( n >11. 'J # . (1 _ nil ? ? * < 1 II 1 t W ? ... . ? . and Fancy Cheviot Pants, sizes 3 to 9?all well made and excellent quality. 89c. pair. Values, $1.00 and $1.25 Third floor, Tenth St. dark effects, with patent waistband?some of them all wool. Sizes i to 16 years. 59c. a pair. Value, 75c. Infants' Clothing. Clothing for the little folks is here in plenty of variety, from the plain est to the most luxurious. Atten tion is called to the following prac tical garments, particularly suitable for present wear: Infanta' Crocheted Worsted Bootees. Til/r? Pair 25C. 35C 25C. $1.50 50C. Infants' Crocheted Worsted Booteea. Pair Infants' . Crocheted Worsted Sacques. Each Infants' Crocheted Worsted Mittens. Pair Infants' Drawer Leggins, black and white. Pair Infants' Silk Caps, close-fitting, trimmed with fine tucks. Each Infants' Silk Caps, close-fitting, trimmed Cr ryr\ and ruche of chiffon. Each. ^ * with fine tucks Children's Outing Flannel Skirts, made on band?pink and blue striped effects. Ea. Children's Canton Flannel Night Draw ers. Pair Children's Outing Cloth KImonas, In dainty pink and blue stripes with colored borders; sizes 12 and 14 years. Each.... 5?c. 75c 75c Children's Colored Cloth Coats, made with cape, trimmed with braid. $3.50 each. Were $5.00. Third floor, Eleventh st. Children's Correct Shoes. Wearing quality and comfort are the essential features of our shoes for children, for a child's shoe should feel easy and fit well, in addition to being durable. The following items are made of the best materials and on correct models for growing feet?and are worthy of special consideration : Misses' ami Children's Heavy Dongola Kid Laca and Button Slioes. patent tip and tip of same, welt sole, spring heel; sizes 8% <5r -> r to 10%. Pair ?P1-?55 Sixes 11 to 2. Pair $1.50 Misses' and Children's Heavy Box Calf Lace and Button Shoes. Goodyear welt sole, spring heel; sizes 8% to 10%. Pair Sizes 11 to 2. Pair $2-5? Misses' and Children's Patent VicI Kid Lace and Button Shoes. Goodyear welt sole, spring heel; sizes 8% to 10%. Pair ^,uu Sizes 11 to 2. Pair $2-5? Misses' and Children's Dongola Kid Lace and Button Shoes, patent tip and tip of same. Ooodyear welt sole, spring heel; sizes 8% <C-> nr? to 10%. Pair ip^.OU Sizes 1? to 2. Pair $2-5? Boys' and Youths' Box Calf and Dongola Kid Lace Shoes, welt sole; sizes 13% to 5%. Pair ^.OO Boys' and Youths' Box Calf Dongola Kfd and Patent Colt Lace Shoes. Goodyear welt <?-5 sole; sizes 13% to 5%. Pair For infants we are showing a complete line of j Soft-sole Shots and Moccasins. In all col- r/-w? ors and combinations of colors. Pair jVK*. The "Kant-Slip" Shoe is Just the thing for little ones Just lteginning to wolk: made In black &T nn and tan, lace and button; sizes 2 to 0. Pr. Third floor, Tenth st. Special Sale of Silk Petticoats. Two lots of new Silk Petticoats, just received, are offered for less than the usual prices. Lot 1?Black Taffeta Silk Petticoats, extra good quality, male umbrella style with the popular three-section flare flounce. $5.00 each. Value, $6.50. Tot 2?Taffeta Silk Petticoats. In black and the popular colors, made of extra heavy quality (Ilk. with graduated accordion-pleated flounce, trimmed with two narrow ruffles. $6.50 each. Value, $7.50. Third floor. Eleventh St. Woodward Correct Corsets. We are showing- all the desirable makes and styles of Domestic Cor sets for street, negligee and evening wear, together with a charming col lection of the latest Parisian novel ties of our own direct importation. We especially recommend the fol lowing Domestic Corsets: J. B. Corsets, straight front, dip hip... R. & G. Corsets, long, medium and short W. B. Corsets, straight front, dip hip. . Tape Girdles, straight front, dip hip, elastics attached C. B. Corsets, straight front, dip hip... Thomson's Corsets, straight front, dip hip P. D. Corsets, straight front, dip hip.. Third floor. Eleventh st. $1.00 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $3-5o Seasonable Toys. Our toy stock is not confined to the Christmas holidays alone. We keep throughout the entire year a complete and extensive stock of sea sonable Toys and Games. And we show the new ones as soon as pro duced. Toys now in demand includc the following: '?Colling .Snakes," the latest toy pro duced ^2 ? ?'Pit,'* the most popular game of the enc season "Flinch," another popular game.... .... 50c "Crokinole" Game Boards. --pi.OO A complete line of "Fireside" and "Party" Games "O*"* New spring toys arriving daily. Fourth floor, Eleventh st. Saturday's Pyre Food List. Best brands only at uniformly low prices. Koj-al Baking Powder, lb. ran 40c. Walter Baker's Cocoa, can 19c. Walter Baker's and Huyler's Baking Chocolate, cake 16c. "Bine Isabel" Catsup, pint bottle 21c. Chalmer's Gelatine, pekg 10c. Cox's Gelatine, pekg 15c. Peter Cooper's Gelatine, 3 pekgs. for 25c. Campbell's Condensed Soups, 3 cans for 25c. Asparagus Tips, can 20c. Extra Small Lima Beans, can 15c. Beeeb-nut Bacon, Jar 25c. Maconochle's Kippered Herring, can ^lSc. Corned Beef, In lb. cans, 2 for 25c. French Boneless Sardines, c?n 19c. California Lemon-cling Peaches, can 18c. Large California Prunes. 2 lbs. for 25c. Standard Hand-packed Tomatoes, 3 cans for 25c.; dozen 95c. Beardsley's Shredded Cod, pekg 9c. Dnryea's Corn Stirch, pekg 8c. Shredded Wheat Biscuit, pekg 12c. Best Cluster Raisins, lb 20c. "Ragle" Condensed Milk, can 15c. "Challenge" Condensed Milk, can 10c. Fancy Edam Cheese, each ?Bc. Extra quality Clam Chowder. 3-lb. can 20c. Finest American Peas, can ITc. Best Maine Corn, can 15c. Star Soap, 2 cake# for 7c. P. & G. Cincinnati Oletoe Soap, cake Sc. Irory. Babbitt's, Benzinated and Brooke's Crys tal Soaps, cake 4c. Kirkman's Borax Soap. 2 cakes for 9c. Fels-Xaptba Soap, 10 cakes for 45c. Morgan's Sapollo, cake Tc. We carry a complete line of the National Biscuit Co.'s Cakes and Crackers, in In-cr seal packages. Fifth Boor, Tenth st. & Lothrop. The Richest Tableware for SpecoaD Occasions. UR showing of Fine Im ported Decorated China embraces everything that the most elaborate occasion could require in this line. Haviland, Coalport. Minton and Wedgewood, in the rich est effects. Pouyat Dinner Plates in rich color decorations, with exquisite gold re pousse Many exclusive patterns). From J18 to Jltil) do*. Oyster Plates. $12 to J36 doz. Soup Plates, $10 to (25 doz. Bouillon Cups and Snucers, $7.50 to $45 doz. Tea Cups and Saucers, $7.50 to $37.50 doz. A. D. Cups and Saucers. $7 to $18 doz. Chocolate Cups and Saucers. $7 50 to $?> doz. 3 O'clock Tea Cups and Saucers. $7.50 to $18 doz Sherbet and Punch Cups, $10 to }30 doz. Ind. Covered Terrapin Dishes, $12 to $75 doz. Hand-painted Punch Bowls. $12 and $1?. Chop Dishes. $2-75 to R) Fish and Game Sets. $22.50 to $75 Ice Cream and Salad Sets, $<>.75 to $15.75. Salad Bowls. $2.50 to $15. Tea Sets (44 pieces). $8 50 to $.".?> 75 Chocolate Sets. $6 lo ?58. Exquisite Glassware. Rich Gold and Colored Wine. Hock, Sauterne, Cream de Menthe, Cordial and Champagne Glasses. $? to $48 doz. The latest conceptions In old Co lonial-cut Rock Crystal and Gold and Colored Decanters, Whiskey Jugs, etc., $3 to $27. Cut-glass Tumblers, $4 to $30 doz. Etched, Cut, Engraved and Gold Glass Finger Bowls. $3.50 to $40 doz Cut Glass Celery Dishes, $3.50 to $15. Elegant Cut Glass Bowls. 75 va rieties, $5 to $100. We carry a complete line of the popular Colonial Cut Glass. Candelabra, Candle Shades, etc. Colonial Cut Glass Candlesticks, $1 50 to $3.50. Quadruple-plate Candlesticks up to $12.50. Quadruple-plate 5-llght Candela bra. $5 to $20. Quadruple-plate 9-llgUt Candela bra. $22. Complete line of choice Silk and Silver Candle Shades and Lamp Shades. DalSmi Mart! nCOo, Successors to M. W. Reveridge, Pottery, Porcelain. China, Glass, Sliver, Ac. 1215FSt.&12H-J8QSt. It R UBBER For Men, Women and Children. UBBERS not only keep the feet dry. hut also make walk ins; ou slippery. h1 un covered pavements safe. Our atock of Knbher Footwear Include* HrilHHRS, OVERSHOES and ltlBBKR BOOTS for EVERY ONE. The l**nt quality at the lowest possible prices. r^RAIN COATS. *7.50 to $1S. M LINDSAY Rubber . Co. (I n c.), ?? jn22-f.ir&w-20 ? * 7 2^ Oldest Music Ilouae in the City. & JOHN F. ELLIS & OO.-Establlshed 1S52. * * ? * Pianos Moved In our own Piano Wagon, without damage to the Instrument or premises, and with satisfaction to the customer. Prices moderate. % * * JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., | 937 PENNA. AVE. N.W. $ Phone 1218. j?22-tf-S0 1 ?** Accordeon and Knife Parisian Sun - Pleated I Skirts, fine Embroidery J Work, Dangles, Ornaments ? and Buttons made to match ? your garments. * Tailor-made Button Holes, Fine Stitching, Tucking and I Ruching to order. * Pinking, ic. per yard. ; ? OppenSieimier's, I New Home Agency. * 514 9th N.W. ! di>2-Tftt.3S ? ? Established a Century. ' 20%0ff HAP D><n>lhe<i ~"nd yoa h,Te tl" IKJUswellest and best stock BLANKETS'* trom w'"ch oc2r>3m.26 or heating that'll give complete If you want a fuel for cooking ^ satisfaction at an economic cost. J; | ?:? We'll supply you. Our Coke is # clean?priced low. 60 bt:ahels Crushed Cokfc. delivered... .14 30 40 bushels Crushed Coke, delivered 14 30 2> bushels Crushed Coke, delivered (3.00 00 busbeU I.a rg0 Coke, delivered (3.30 40 bushels UttM* Coke, delivered (3.TO 23 bushels Ltne Coke, delivered 12.30 Washington Gas Light Co.. 413 10th St. N.W. Jal0-2Sd " ~ ti&SSS 3c. up. [pi la Hodgkin's Depot, ?. Gl&M of every aia id kind here and at lowunl prices. Glass cut to or der without extra Charge.