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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. TUESDAY January 26, 1904. CROSBY S. NO YES Editor THE EVENING STAB has a regular and permanent Family Circulation much more than the combined circulation of the other Waalnn.ton dailies. As ? News and Advertising' Medium it has no competitor. K-^In order to avoid delays on account of personal absence, letters to TIE STAB should not be addressed to any Individual connected with the office, but simply to THE STAS. or to the Editorial or Busi ness Departments, according1 to tenor or purpose. The Annual Argument. Tomorrow opens the annual effort of the Commissioners to convince the appropria tions committee of the House of Represen tatives that the District of Columbia Is en titled to treatment similar to that granted to every other municipality in the United States by its fiscal guardians. They have submitted estimates aggregating more than si::.mi .oni. on the basis of a computed reve nue for the next fiscal year somewhat less than tiiis amount. They justify their esti mates on the score of the character of the largest items in the budget, m.iklrig pro vision for the continuation and the com mencement of great public works of a per manent character, designed chiefly for the comfort and benefit and profit of future generations of taxpayers. They have rea sonably urged that such works should be financed after the fashion of all other per in.inert improvements, whether undertaken bv municipality or private corporation; that Is. by means of borrowed money, with proper provision for repayment. The Commissioners have tfee very best of arguments to justify their course. They have abundant examples in the financial management of other communities. They have a long record of local current needs skimped and neglected in order that the District revenues may be utilized to defray the cost of permanent works on a cash basis, and in some cases to permit Congress to apply the local tax revenues exclusively to the account of improvements which should be financed equally with United States money on the federal partnership principle. The Commissioners will doubtless be con fronted with the answer to their proposition which has been returned heretofore to the same suggestion. They will be told that Congress is already financing the District's needs on a credit basis, by providing for annual advances from the federal treasury to make good whatever deficiency ma3" occur in the local reverues. This is true, but it is not enough. Ths District asks for a genuine long-term credit, such as all other cities are given in the money market whenever they wish to erect public build ings and school houses, build sewers, elim inate grade crossings-when the railroads dodge their rightful shaie of the expense and extend streets. It wants to pay for these items along a period of at least twen ty years and to have the refunding process so adjusted that at no time during that period will the current needs be necessarily neglected. It wants its taxpayers given the full benefit of their contributions to the local treasury in the form of a thoroughly up-to-date administration, a municipal gov ernment perfectly equipped with all facili ties for the education, protection and ad vancement of the community. It is not enough for the congressional economists to say that the District gets this sort of thing now. It does not. It is suffering today, as it will continue to suf fer as long as the present half-way credit astern is in rogue, from underlain bal ?i"'es.. curtailed appropriations,-crippled municipal departments and a general faij a ,? reaCh the re^uisite standard of > national capital. The issue which the c ommissioners- estimates ofTer Je clear cut l eUtre ,rel 1Ct' ^ ?f ?>?rnment.' If Parsimoniously and unjustly or shall It be treated fairly and liberally' l? ' n,JhLSm"r" ' "?? the latter policy will cost no more than ?**?. ^thim n'Uk"' h> nuic-ker and grander results. Colored Lynchers. Kentucky, a prosperous town on an important line of railroad, a mob ?om,-osed of forty negroes broke into Mil Sunday evening and lynched a man of their SIM J?hed. as they ricldv ^ r'U?" , , . . nc'"y deserve? Thev miv impatience with the courts tTII from ?hemTltUi? Ttten^ it'1ta:f ,,f whue l?ein?f than to steal " a hum''in tion is- shall ?h n> Bl" th" "UM i iv th "PSro b"' Permitted to en J > th?? ordinary ricrhts nf ^ i * ? Is there anvth vio>ator of the ssrh,m????.?;rrr Mayor ?'Harrison will not find a great deal of sympathy among the people who were left out of employment in midwinter by the necessity of summarily ' losing the Chicago theaters. ? ?? Since Tsi An took to an automobile the l!ox?Ts have suspended operations. They doubth ss recognize superior facilities for liomicid ? ^iien they see them. CJrover Cleveland s;>eaks of W. J. Bryan like a debater who realizes that he has en countered an inexhaustible flow of lan guage John D. Long and 1900. A telegram from Boston to the S -w York Tribune says: "There is a strong feeling among promi nent republicans that ex-Secretary John D. I.ojig of the Navy Depirtment should have 11 place on the M issachusetts delegation to the national convention, and he will prob ably be elected a delegate at the state con vention in April "It w is only four years ago that the Massachusetts convention Instructed its delegates to vote for John D l.ong as Vice ('resident, and there are many republicans In the state who have never forgiven the leaders for not urging Mr. Long more Mrongly. These men will be a factor in the roming state convention, and they will as sert their power by attempting to make him H delegate-at-large. Mr. Laitig dislikes po litical contests, but if the honor comes to him without much of a contest he will ac cept it and attend the convention, where he will prohaMy become an Important factor In its deliberations." A better selection could not possibly be made. And to complete the compliment. *nd utilize the ex-Secretary's talents to the Tull. why not make him chairman of the delegation? Mr. lamg is a capital speaker ?nd a very engaging man. He Is a fine Specimen in every way of New Kngland finish and character, and always acquits himself well of public duties. As governor, member of Congress, and Secretary of the Navy, his record Is a credit to himself and K source of pride to his people. His health haa not been robust of late, and it Is good to hear that he is taking an active Interest again in political affairs. But why bring up that mattev of 19tso? The instructions of Massachusetts for Mr. l.ong for Vice President could not possibly )iave prevailed at Philadelphia by anything fliat anybody could have dene. They wer< a well-deserved compliment, and hid Mr. Long t>een nominated he would have been a mo4)t agrwable running mate to Mr. Mc Kinley. The party, however, was not to be expected to go to New England for Its man. nor would It have been good politics to take him from the President's cabinet table. The President himself was bringing to the ticket the full strength of the ad ministration's influence. Besides. Mr. Long's work in the Navy Department was still im portant, and his best assignment for the party's sake was there. Mr. McKinley ap plied a similar argument to the case of Mr. Root, some of whose friends were suggest ing him for ?the vice presidency. As a matter of fact, strong as they were in character, ability, and personal and po litical popularity, Mr. Roosevelt at Phila delphia overshadowed all the other aspir ants for second place. The old yarn ttfet he was nominated by Mr. Piatt to get him away from Albany has never deceived any body familiar with the story of the con vention. He was easily the choice of the country. He had found and improved his opportunity in Cuba, and the young men of his party in particular were enthusiastic in their demand for his nomination. Mr. Piatt was probably glad enough to acqui esce in the feeling he found, but he did not create it. Mr. Roosevelt was the popu lar choice. And he proved a tip-top choice. The Chicagt) Accusations. The verdict rendered by the Chicago coroner's jury in the Iroquois fire case is surprisingly and gratifyingly equitable and inclusive. It ranges in its distribution of the blame all the way from the mayor of the city to the humble electrician in charge of the light that started the lire. It em braces the manager of the theater on the score of his failure properly to provide the necessary appliances for the protection of his patrons, and also the heads of the municipal departments charged with the duty of requiring him to obey the laws. It accuses his subordinate, the stage car penter, of failure to supply proper fire protection, and the stage fireman for not insisting upon this man's performance of his full duty. This is the right way to reach the seat of such troubles. It is based upon the prin ciple that not alone is the negligent one guilty, but also the man who is specifically intrusted with formal supervision over that one. The mayor of the city, as the su preme head of all the departments, was intrusted by the people with the execution of the laws. To the extent that his sub ordinates failed, he failed. This is sound reasoning, and a closer application of the principle would make for better govern ment in all directions. Had Mayor Harri son at any time, before the fire, called his building commissioner and fire chief before him and sincerely charged them with fail ure to properly enforce the laws and set them at work to keep the theater man agers up to mark, then would the munic ipal executive have been comparatively blameless. But apparently in Chicago, as perhaps elsewhere, the mayor went on the assumption that his underlings were con scientiously performing their duties, just as the building commissioner apparently believed that tlie inspector who is accused with him was honestly attending to his work. It would be monstrously unjust to hold up to execration only the theater peo ple guilty as they evidently are. The fact has been spread broadly before the world that they were not alone in their violation of the laws. Every other theater in Chi cago. save one alone, on honest inspection fell short of standard and was closed. These men, unfortunate in that the fire in their place was peculiarly circumstanced and appallingly tragic, doubtless merely followed the custom among their kind, tak- : ing as much liberty with the law as any other, and trusting to the complaisance of the ignorance or laziness of the inspectors, or perhaps actually, after the prevailing ' method, buying official blindness with a few passes. Every other city in the world where hu man life is held in esteem will watch the fnture proceedings in Chicago with keen interest. That community now has a chance' to purge itself of a charge of gross mismanagement by punishing the men who have betrayed their trust. King Peter of Sen-la has made it clear that he will on occasion, come down from the throne with such rapidity as to leave no excuse for shooting. ? ? ? Some of the base ball news is unique. It merely discusses the prospect of a club in Washington wfthout asserting that it will be the best ever. ? ^ When war Is declared by dealers against the Agricultural Implement Trust, the man with the hoe will come into renewed im portance. Mr. Tom L. Johnson wilt not do much cheering for either side in the event of conflict between Mr. Foraker <ind Mr. Har.na. _? ? ? ? A number of statesmen will remind Mr. Hanna that it is contrary to ethics to hold | on to an ace during an indefinite number of deals. ? ? The number of unofficial flying machines ? that are launchel must be more or less irritating to Professor Langley. * David B. Hill is accumulating a repertory of subjects for disapproval that is becom ing absolutely formidable. ? ? ? Latest Attacks on Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan's policies are sufficiently vul nerable to serve all the ends of legitimate controversy so far as he is concerned. Why, therefore, strain a point and impeach his motives in the matter of iiis continued po litical activity? We are asked to believe that Mr. Bryan is governed by considerations relating wholly to love of applause and love of money. It is explained that he has a pas sion for the center of the stage, and that if he were to retire his income would dwindle materially. What eares he for silver, for free trade, for this, that, or the other? He likes to hear himself talk, and he has an eye on keeping the circulation of "The Com moner" at high water mark. This is far from convincing. Mr. Bryan is already a rich man. He has profited, as many others in political life have done, from celebrity and the opportunities that go with it. None of his rival aspirants for the presidency is poor. Mr. Cleveland is able to control private hunting and fishing grounds. Mr. Olney is rich. Mr. Gorman is in clover. Colonel Lamont, who started a few years ago as poor as Mr. Bryan was in 18!M>. is several times a millionaire. Judge Parker is very snugly fixed. Mr. Bryan's spare change and comforts, therefore, have come to him in the ordinary way, and he is open to no just criticism on that score. Mr. Bryan does not need office for salary returns. There is no man in the country better assured of good pay for the products of his brain. He both speaks and writes well, and it is easy to believe that for years to come he will be able to command at least the market price for his tongue and pen. For the matter simply of money he might realize much more handsomely from going with the reorganlzers of his party than from standing out against them. The trusts would welcome him with hospitable hands to a gold-lined political grave It would be strange, indeed, if Mr. Bryan did not love applause. But it does not lie ? it his party's mouth to complain or to lec ture him on that account. The responsi bility is easily fixed. The democracy is nountiful in appreciation of Its heroes, and ?.he devotion it has poured out at the feet Irst of Mr. Cleveland and then at the feet ?if Mr. Bryan has been the marvel of the past twenty years. l#r. Cleveland has never recovered from the effects of lt,^ an is anxious now to retake "the stage. As Mr. Bryan has "the stage." should he be blamed?leaat of all by the Cleveland peo ple?for wanting to keep It? ? ? m The Portiere Flat War. Has the owner of a flat building the right to insist that his tenants shall use the doors which his builders have provided, if the tenants wish to substitute portieres for doors? That question is now violently agi tating the apartment-house dwellers of Jersey City, where an obdurate landlord has just caused a general hegira on the part of the occupants of his building by demanding that certain doors be rehung. These par ticular "flatters" are all devoted to the new art. They dote on designs and draper ies. They abhor doors. They desire grace ful vistas of curtained openings, and so as by a common impulse they had the doors within their flats removed and stored in the cellar. There the landlord found them, cobwebbed and dusty, and his ire arose and after a few skirmishes he consulted lawyers and dispossession proceedings were begun. Now the tenants of the original battle ground of this great war. which has spread to other flats and is rapidly becoming gen eral, are advertising for doorless flats, or quirkless landlords. They will probably find both. Perhaps now the cities in layers will develop new lines of classification. There are already apartments which will not admit dogs, apartments where children are tabooed, apartments where pianos cannot be played, apartments where the cuisine must be regulated with care to avoid certain gen erally objectionable odors. And so the list runs. Now the portiereless flat may come into vogue, perforce, though why any land lord should object to the preservation of his doors from use and their consequent longev ity is rather difficult to understand. It Is evident that the Jersey City flatters are bent upon establishing their rights, perhaps feeling that if they fail to win the privilege of hanging portieres they will fall forever and hopelessly under the tyrannous sway of the landlords. _ If the circuses decide to abolish street parades, there will be nothing left In the way of free entertainment except the min strel procession and the sandwich man. Korea would be glad if somebody would recognize the fact that it is the party most likely to be seriously damaged in case of a collision. ?? > ? In discussing health Mr. Rockefeller neg lected to date that Standard oil, properly handled, is very conducive to comfort. ?? > ? ? SHOOTING STABS. Self-Approval. "Have you ever done anything to win the gratitude of your fellow-country.men?" "Certainly," answered Senator Sorgh um. "Nobody can ever say that I ever made a speech that it took over three min utes to read." Climatic Desperation. First it snows and then it thaws. And then a rain is brewing., And then the doctor has you and You don't care what it's doing. The Bequirement. "Does It take true genius to be a poet laureate?" asked the tourist. "No," answered the English bard. "Not genius; courage." "Don't put in too much time worryln' 'bout de little things dat can't be helped," said Uncle Eben. "I once knew an absent minded man dat was walkin' on a railroad track, an' he got to thlnkin' so hahd 'bout de danger f'um microbes dat he was run over by a locomotive." Discouraged. "Shakespeare was a wonderful man, wasn't he." "Yes," answered Mr. Stormington Barnes, dejectedly. "I understand he managed to make money producing Hamlet." A Pessimism. The candidate will soon draw near " WHh tones of gentle mirth. And tells you how he'll persevere 'Till he reforms the earth. The rival candidate will pass Around the self-same song. No matter which you choose, alas? You'll find you've chosen wrong. Suppression of Spitting. From tlie New York Times. Whatever its evils or the injury to the public health therefrom resulting, the spit ting nuisance will never be suppressed until citizens who object to it take the trouble to set in motion the machinery for enforcing the law against those who are guilty'of this disgusting and dangerous practice. This is not an agreeable task, but it is one which enough persons must be willing to perform to deter those who have at present no re spect for laws or ordinances. In a car full of people one spitter will annoy and put In more or less jeopardy all the rest: but not one of all the number usually has the cour age to say to the offender that he must de sist or leave the car. Brakemen, guards and others who may be called upon in the line of their duties know too much to refuse tv^ enforce such demands when formally made, but they rarely volunteer to compel an observance of the rules. There is some excuse for this in the apparent indifference of the public to this form of nuisance. ? ? ? The Danger There. From tbc Boston Herald. We get a pretty good idea of the value of all these reports via Washington concern ing a deep and dark conspiracy against President Roosevelt from this latest one about Massachusetts being in it. There'3 about as much chance of an antl-Rooseveit uprising in the republican party in Massa chusetts with Senator I^odge and ex-Gov. Crane at the helm as there is of a volcanic eruption. Not the Usual Crime. I*rom the Houston Post. One of the worst features of the lynch ing problem. If the figures of the statisti cians are accurate, lies In the fact that In only a comparatively small number of the cases wherein lynch law prevailed was the so-called "new crime"?I. e., criminal as saults on women?charged against the per son lynched. ? ? ? Oh, Horrors! j From the New York Herald. Now that diplomatists are to appear at the White House In court dress, our judges may appear in gowns and the senators in togas. This would, perhaps, force our rep j rcsentatlves to wear kilts, thus ending one ! or two troublesome democratic booms. But what If Prince Cupid should appear In | native costume? The Bryan Blight. From tlie Nashville Anierk-sn. The Bryan blight has been as destructive to the democracy as the boll weevil Is to cotton. Yet the Chauvinists are still shout ing for the old flag and another beating. Grand, Not Gorgeous! From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Anyway, nobody will contend that the uniform of the Supreme Court is as gor geous as those of the foreign diplomats. ? They Have Beason. From tbe Atlanta Journal. Probably the South Americans are just is much disgusted with our theater holo causts and railroad catastrophes as we are with their revolutions. Not a Democrat. Froiu the Philadelpt i Record. Mr. Bryan says hat no democrat should be nominated fc President whose de mocracy constitutes an issue. Such a test would have eliminated him from two nomi nations for President. ? * p? E7200 1-lb. loares to the barrel. ;% I AM Cooki who use "CREAM ?S BI.END" FL.OlTR are j not experts, but they're j: all GOOD BAKERS. The flour is the main ? factor in determining the quality of bread, * rof)s, biscuits, cakes and pastries. % See that YOUR cook is provided with 5; CttEAM BLENDS FLOUR. It invariably ;! if- gives satisfactory re- ?? at suits. ? f AT YOUR GROCER'S. It |B.B. Earnshaw&Bro.J I Wholesalers.K liS J'.f ??" | % FOR TEAS. Salted and Glace Nuts, Parisian Almonds, Candy Curls, Swiss Sticks and the much-admired Rib bon Candy in all the delicate shades and flavors can be found at Htuiyler's, F AN*n 12TII RTS. Jal9-t.th.*-.r?2t-20 I ARCHITECTS? T | DRAUGHTSMEN? ; ARTISTS? ?We supply all the materials re quired by architects, draughtsmen and artists. Standard and reliable KF qualities?all reasonably priced. |j Agents for Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. |Qeo. F.Muth&CoJ Ryneal'a^ 4118 7th St. I ja26-2Sd Eojoy Life, EAT HART'S BROWN BREAD. Good health is one of life's great oat blessing*. PROF. HART'S BROWN BREAD promotes good health. Thoroughly nourishes the body. Does not overtax the diges tive organs. Made of entire wheat Hour. Very delicious. Try it. De livered to homos. I'rice. 6c. loaf. (t^Kraffts "GLUTEN" Bread for diabetics. Contains no starch no sugar. s Bakery, SSSSKfE CHOICK BIIEAD, KOLAS. CAKES. PIES. *c. Ja26-t.th.H-20 ' I'FmnrmgiaMMHMHaii zz W ? m 1 Uotiiii Feb. II, Fioe New M x\ ? $40 Drop Cabiret Sewing Machines, $15. With 10 Years' Ouarantee. None better at any Prtee. C. Auerbach. 7 & H. | Agent: New Standard, New Home & New Domestic. Rent & Repair Dep't Phone E. 722. ? ja2B-20d ?iniinmunn;mnmn?milnlilrtiH<mwwiHitiniMinmimHimnm;titninit?uin?!HmBimiiiiin RowerS & HE floral decorating at many of the nea aan'a moat notable dinners and other social affair* was originated by an. Con sult us when yon desire floral work of anr character. E7Ctete?** floral specimen*?lowest rates. Shaffer, Florist, "a Ja28-t,th^-i4 * ? Handoline For the Complexion. 'Handoline" cures all * roughness of the skin, pimples, blackheads and ? other unsightly blemish- jjj; es. It makes the skin soft jjt and velvety; prevents and 1 cures chapping. Being a jf purely vegetable prepara- ^ *3 tion it is entirely harm- S less, and it is pleasant to use, as it evaporates read ily upon application. Very delightful after | shaving. | At All Druggists, 125c. a Bottle. no7-8ftu,tb,3m-70 C'Our Repairing Has No Equal."/) I'/s, OFF I I All Fyrs. i () A sweeping ^reduction of ev- ^ ft erything . in stock. Elegant, ft A stylish jackets; Scarfs, Muffs, A a Boas, etc.?allfreduced ONE- x A THIRD. . v Take ^tfvantege of this op- Q ft portunit^ NOW. Delay may ft ft mean disappointment. ft a CT Prices marked lo plain figures. Original * (J price tickets attached. 30 Years In Fur Business. 'Phone 28?2 M.A late witii B? Hi Stioemetz A Son. \ We hav^ some very excellent bargains in Upright and Square PIANO Easy terms if desired. Sanders & Stay man Co., 1327,F St. ja2*lf-30 w-v. k. J. BACHE, CARPENTER AND CONTRACTOR, 1226 lith at. n.w. Xorth 407-K. A com petent corpa of mechanics, re|irew&tlB| all branches. Damp nails GUARANTEED cured. Drop a postal. del-Bit* 11 ?fc SEVENTH STREET-K STREET. BusiiifHs Hours: store opena ait 8:30 a.m.; rinses at 5:30. .Saturdays open until 9 p.m. % ? i % ? is Fractional Prices to Close Odd Lots and Broken Limes Before Inventory. Every day brings additional lots to the fore marked at prices that send them out of the store on the double quick. We don't want to count the small lots and incomplete assortments of goods when we take inventory Thursday night. Therefore we devote today and tomorrow to disposing of merchandise of this charac ter. It's the best buying time of the year. ^Corsets, Undergarments, Children's Wearables? 26 "American Lady" and "Royal Worcester" Corsets; nearly every size In the lot. Straight front. dip hip. Sold at $2.00 and ,98c. 25 Misses' Corsets. Thompson's make. Sizes 18 to 25. Sold at Q Infants' Flannelette Sacques. In pink and blue stripes; also Infants' t] (f^_ Caps, Leggins, etc 11 U'k.a 8 Children's Cloth Coats, of desirable materials. Including zibeline, Melton and plain cloths; sizes 2 to (i years. Sold up to $5.5(8 49c. Dress Trimmings. Lot of India Linen Embroidered Flouncing, 40 inches wide, sold J Qq * * up to 88c. a yard, at Black Drapery Net, 40 Inches wide; sold at 49c. to 75c. a yard, !2%c. Regular 50c. All-silk Chiffon and Mousseline, in black, white and lead ing shades, 45 Inches wide. 29 Yard <SOC. Small lot of fine Cambric and Nain- v sook Gowns and Skirts, handsomely $ trimmed with lace inserting and em- 3; broidery. Soiled and mussed. (E; 11 A (fh Sold up to $2.98... v >33 11 .TfV 2D Women's All-wool Eiderdown ^ Dressing Sacques; also a few fancy % Flannelette Kimonas. broken A'T))/-. 5? sizes. Reduced from $1.25 to 5 Small lot of Children's Velvet and ? White Silk Caps; high and Frencli styles; were $1.49 and $1.89 14 Phfants' Flannelette Wrap pers: 50c. value; reduced to Merino Underwear. An odd lot of Women's Regular "5c. Two-thirds Wool Vests and Pants, medium weight, re- 'SflTjf duced to A lot of Women's Oneita Union Suits, in black, white and gray; sold "XiTV* at 75c. and $1; reduced to O'yv. Odds and ends of Children's Under wear, including Shirts, Pants and Drawers: also Union Suits and Sleep ing Garments; sold at 50c. and "T) 75c.; reduced to % % * * Hosiery Odds and Ends. A lot of Men's Regular 50c. Black Lace and Fancy Silk Embroidered Hose; the season's choicest "y styles; reduced to A lot of Children's Fast Black Fine Ribbed Hose, extra heavy qual ity; double heel and toe; re- Q_ duced to C>*"> Umbre33as. Women's 26-inch English Gloria Umbrellas: steel rod and Paragon frame, plain and trimmed Congo handles Men's and Women's 28 and 2S-inch Umbrellas, piece-dyed taffeta, steel rod and Paragon frame, handsome handles with sterling silver and bone; partridge mouths; 0)8,-, worth $1.50 'Ot< 55c. ($i.oo Rugs). x Lot of Body Brussels Rugs, finished with wool fringe, good size. $18.75 ($25.00 Rugs). Five of these 9xl2-ft. Smyrna Rugs, in rich designs, at $18.75, In stead of $25. ($10.00 Go-Carts). Three Reclining Go Carts. very substantial tlally made, latest im proved makes. Ready-Made Bedwear and Domestics. Small lot of 81x90 Ironclad Arj,r Sheets, heavy cotton Odd lot of 45x36 Cases, deep hem Pillow 10 pes. 45-Inch Bleached Pillow Case Cotton, regular width, yd mc. 8%c. Unbleached Pillow Cases, regu lar size, each 15 pes. navy blue Striped Percale, for wrappers, &c., yd Lot of Dark Colored Prints, garnet, navy blue, &c., yd 5%c. mc. $2.98 ($4 & $4.50 Blankets). An accumulated lot of 10-4 and 11-4 California Blankets, in gray and white. with colored borders. ($2.50 Comforts). Lot of Double Bed Comforts; scroll stitch ed quilted on pure white sanitary-finished cotton. 15c. (25c. Mattings). Lot of Heavy Seam less China and Fine Japanese Mattings, in serviceable patterns. BRbSS GOODS SALE. and $11.25 Values - - - 79c, One of the best bargains in finest grade Dress Fabrics cojnes about through the purchase of a lot of fashionable materials from the sale of the salvage stock of Victor & Achelis, one of the larg est and most prominent houses in America. The assortment covers a very wide range of the most desir able dress fabrics that will be worn this spring?such as mannish Mixed Suitings, Scotch Tweeds i'n desirable colors, Scotch Mix tures in smartest effects, Overplaid Suitings, $ub Effects. Black Thibet. Each fabric is 54 inches wide and strictly all wool. These identical qualities sell everywhere at $1.00 and $1.25 a yard?but because of this unusual purchase we are offering them instead at 79c. a yard. Regular 25c. 36-inch Wool Scotch Plaids. Re duced to 75e. 50-inch Pure Mohair Sicilian; colors, brown, royal, gray, navy, gun metal, cream, &c uy2c. 50c. 38-inch All-wool Al batross, in all colors 3iy3c. $1.25 52-inch All-wool Imported Twill-back Broadcloth; every (TTjET.-. color Few=o1f=a=kind Styles iri Women's Suits, Coats and Skirts, 1 Long Military Coat of Broadcloth Kersey; lined to waist with Skinner's satin. Military collar. Size 36. Sold at $30. Tomorrow Lot of six handsome Silk Velour Jackets, trimmed with wood-silk braid and taffeta folds. Sold at (Qjg The twos and threes of regular stock of Dress Skirts, comprising Cheviots and Broadcloths and Etamlnes; in fashionable effects. Sold at -5 (TTiS $6.50 to $19, for opaS.VO Lot of Women's All-wool Kersey Coats, military and box ^0 styles. Sold up to $8.98, for * I % % 3i n m X & % I'i * That Great Fur Purchase. We are distributing the greatest values ever offered in high class Furs?the result of a purchase of the stock of E. Schlomo witz of 163 Mercer street, who is retiring from business. Savings average a third to a half on regular prices?and every woman ^ who has the slightest notion of purchasing a fur piece this winter g should avail herself of this unusual privilege. Long Flat Boas of Australia Opos sum Fur, trimmed with six fox tails and cord fastenings. Regu- ([>9 lar price, $10.98. Sale price. '"*0 Long Round Boas of Sable and Isa bella Opossum Furs, trimmed with six fox tails. Regular price, ???=? qQ $12.98. Sale price v'1''0 Stylish Pelerines of Isabella Opos sum Fur. extra length, trimmed with eight fox tails, lined with squirrel ?? fur. Regular price, $18.98. Sale price Isabella and Sable Fox Fur Scarfs, superior quality, perfect pelts, trim med with six bushy tails. Regular price, $12.50. Sale (Qjg Genuine Marten Imperial Boas, trim med with marten fur tails and orna ments. Regular price, $20.00. Sale price Isabella and Sable Fox Fur Scarfs, trimmed with heavy bush tails, good quality, perfect pelts. Regu- 1 lar price, $9.50. Sale price...< Extra Long Fiat Pelerines of Japa ese Mink Fur, richly striped; trimmed ? with full long fox tails. ?S?X..tr!":....K!88:.$12.98 I Superior quality Electric Seal Fur 5 Jackets, reveres and storm collar of i self material. Regular fiflA. ;k price. $25.00. Sale price... $ 11 VO I Handsome Nearseal Fur Jackets of ^ latest cut. Deep storm collar and Sj reveres. Regular price, g'Jl fpr* %? $30.00. Sale price f Nearseal Fur Jackets, XXXX quail ty; the reveres and storm collar of ^ Baum Marten fur. Regu- <g T/nj />A ? lar price, $55.00. Sale price. vrU' 3; ERMAT1NE" Cures Chapped Skin. ?is ? moat effeettre prepa ration for the relief of chapped akin. Soothe* and beautifies. No woman will be without it after T) Br a trial. PRICE... E71>EKM AT1XK contain* no frt-aae in any form. The W. S. Thompson Pharmacy, 7?3 T-sth St Frank C. Henry, Prop. Ja25-28.! HEN. you plan the decorations for your home youm find our stock of artistic Wall Papers of consid erable assistance. AH the new est effects and most desirable novelties. E. N. Richards, 1390 O'Street 'Hr.Vf. : Mayer Bros. & Co. * Millinery, 8uita. Wraps, Women'? * Furnishings and Tailoring. The "Cfleara-up" of Soilis and Wraps. HE goods we've brought out this season have stood forth pre-eminent as representatives of * exceptional style and as values ? unmatchable. *Tn their clear * ance we give you garments of ? recognized worth and ask . prices arbitrarily low?for we ! haven't taken into consideration * value, cost or desirability, but ? aim for the one thing?"clear l ance." These values tell of the * determination here to close out ? every line of winter goods ! promptly. * A splendid Imp of Women's Suits , in cheviots, etamines and Vene ? tin? in black, blue and (MM ? gray I?'st representatives of the ? most DOpuUtr Jt.'i and ? SIX lines shown In * town, for , A rackful of Jackets in a varl ? etjr of effects?all sizes represented ? in the lot. Tan. navy yf, ? ? and Oxford gray. S10 ss 4 ? and $1'J goods. for o * Jackets of tlr.e black velour?rut t In the latest (CMi Mnished with # those daJnty touches . that contribute so ? much to style. $18 ? values * Coats In fine black cheviots, * broadcloths and zihelines?that were considered remarkable ? values at $?">. To close ? at ? Jackets in black velour, with rich * chinchilla collars, * cuffs and re vers. * Standard#.'!* goods, . for . Real Persian !,amb fonts, with ? chinchilla collars, cuffs and revers. Sold for $!C. formerly. To close at.... $7.59 |: Mayer Bros. & Co., 937=939 F Street. it ?is the natural product of good flour rightly used. ?If you want to make the best good bread? the lightest, whitest and most wholesome bread? you must FI?ef ?'"Ceres" Flour is the best good flour there is. Its purity and quality measure up to the high est standard. It is the choice of all cooks and housewives who succeed in making good bread. Ask your grocer for "Ceres" Flour and refuse substitutes. With. M. Gait & Co., Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, First St. and Ind. Ave. tt EVANS' EnnnuSsBoo off pure Cod Lev er Oil made ffreslfo. The best for cougihs and colds. Price, 40c. amd 75c. Evans' Drug Store, 924 F St. N.W. J*20-78t 28 We examine eye? free. Investigate the New Feast Nose Piece. The problem of producing a nose piece that can't slip or shake off?and that is absolutely cleanly and comfortable?has been solved in the Feast nose piece. Fitted to old glasses?Gold. $1.5U?'Silver, 50c. The Feast name on each genuine nose piece. H. D. Feasts Co., 12113 F Street. >25-284 Accordeon and Knife ? Parisian Sun - Pleated J Skirts, fine Embroidery ? Work, Dangles, Ornaments ? and Buttons made to match I your garments. ? Tailor-made Button Holes, ? Fine Stitching, Tucking and * Ruching to order. Pinking, ic. per yard. Oppenfoeimer's, ? New Homo Agency i <lf2T8t.a 514 9th N.W.