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<>th?r d?7?. "?trlctly Reliable Quail Me Jty^^rteio's | A BARGAIN DAY OF i CLEARANCE. + i I RCt'llflT A Vf'KH com bin* to A tnnke tomorrow's Itnrgniu Palo ?% of extraordinary Interest to <& roonoinlnl buyers. Merc ha n **? dl*e In doubly reduced. All the odd* and end* from our inid- 1L summer olearanee unlc are cut Y ? notch lower for Friday's aeil- If Inf. Every Colored Parasol Reduced Like This: fl.ftO Parasols $1.20 $2.0o Parasols ?????.. .Sl.fiO $3.00 Parasols $2.40 $4.0<? Parasols $3.20 $5.00 Parasols $4.00 Lot of Ladles' $2.50 2B-lnch All silk Rain or Sun Umbrellas?In plain reds, blues, browns and black?also bordered ef- ? II j}8 fects?at 4>*.yo 50c. Vests, 21c. Ladle*' noc. I,ace trimmed Vests of ex ceptionally flue quality?odds and end#?to *0 for 21c. 75c. Lisle GHoves, 42c. + Ladle*' 7ftc. Kxtra Ix>np Lace Liale Gloves. Jfc, In Mack and white, all sixes, to go for 42c. ^ V V V V Pure Linen Handker chiefs, very special val ue at Those dainty Kiniona Hand kerchiefs, large size, ioc. 3 for 25c. + + + i + i + 25c. Stocks, 11254c. + ?Including some of the prettiest Wash J Neckwear of the season. "r 4* Shirt Waist Shields J special 11 Oc. ? + Black and Colored Leather J + Hand Bags, with chain han- + dies. $2.00 to f inn. $2 7,'. to si.sn. $4.2ft to $2.no. + + ? New IRlnnises i-?t?<t noTcities + ^ i^cw luauiuscs. i.a<ii.-K'm,>..??? + and Norfolks. in golden brown, royal blue, ox blood and white, for seashore and uioun- + tain rear. ?*? J AGENTS FOB THE FAMOFS HAMIE + FIBEK HEALTH UNHEKWEAR FOK + LADIES. J It ~r WM. H. McKNEW, | 933 Pa. Ave. % I Worth * 6 Dinner Plates - 60c. 6 Breakfast Plates,50c. 6 Tea Plates - - 30c. 6 Cups ----- 30c. 6 Saucers - - - - 30c. 6 Fruit Dishes - 30c. 1 Salad Bowl - - 25c. 1 Basket - - - - 10c. | Total I Value - - All for - - - . $2.65 .. 69c. Hudson's Variety Store,* t 416 Seventh St. $ ? it 5 "A Classical Education." From the Lonilon Spectator. I-et ua admit that a great deal of non sense has been talked about the matter. In "Friendship's Garland" there is an amusing discussion on education. " 'They followed," said I, "the grand, old, fortifying classical curriculum.'?"Did they know any thing :?hen they left?' asked Arminlus." And when his friend goes on to expatiate on the bracing effects of such a ?>urse of ifier.tal gymnastics, llerr von Thunder-ten Tronckh asks reasonably enough for any sign of this result In the sporting clergymen and heavy country gentlemen who had un dtrgone the treatment. There Is no special cot reive virtue In the classics beyond other educational forces to train what Is untraln able: but the fact remains that to those who approach them In the right spirit th?y are an Instrument of true culture which cannot be equaled. If. however, they are ?ought as a body of dry knowledge, as a man learns the rules of procedure at the bar or the statistics of trade, then assured ly they have very little value. Far too much emphasis has been put upon the bar ren side of classical literature. We are Tar from denying the merits of exact and minute scholarship, but It cannot be claim ed as a remarkable educational force. The dry bones of Greece and Rome are no bet ter worthy of study than the dry bones of elementary science. A man who can excel In "pure scholarship" and at the same time appreciate the vital meaning of clas sical life and literature. Is greatly to be envied; but for the majority, who have neither the time nor the talents for the first, we must see that there Is the chance of at least a share of the second. We may readily admit that the old system of teach ing the classics left much to seek: and haying made this admission, we are secure from the attacks of the moderns. They give something which no other study can give In the same degree. FUEL FROM THE MARSH PRODUCT OF CORNFIELDS MAY SERVE INSTEAD OF COAL. Efforts to Procure a Cheap Substitute for Anthracite?Briquettes of Mud. From tbe New York Tribune. The results of the coal strike of 1902 were far-reaching at the time, but it must not be conceived th.it they were temporary. The revival of normal coal mining held ex periments and Investigation In abeyance; yet the problem of cheap fuel has to be solved, and It will be solved. Before the strike every ton of hard coal sent to mar ket from our anthracite mines Involved the waste of nearly or quite two tons of coal, although a part of the waste had been saved by working it Into buckwheat and pea coal. Experiments have been carried on for the still further reduction of this enormous fuel ioss. Germany has 286 fac tories working up coal dust and turning out from fifty to ninety tons each of briquette fuel. This fuel is usable In fac tories, in kilns and to some extent in do mestic and industrial furnaces. In Ger many briquettes of lignite are also enter ing into consumption, even more than those of hard coal; while In the United States lignite, which exists to the amount of one third of all coal deposits, has until very recently not been used at all. Experiments are being carried on to determine Its value for fuel. Correlative efforts are being made to work up the peat deposits of America. Edward Atkinson reports, under a some what startling title of "Mud Fuel," a dis covery which seems to be of much Impor tance. He has discovered that not only may our large peat deposits be made avail able. but the underlying mud or marsh soil (which Is muck or the product of decayed vegetation) can also be made Into fuel briquettes. The material has an Initial value of almost no importance. It Is more cheaply mined than coal, because it lies near the surface of the ground. Bogs, swamps and marshes are easily drained, and the material lies conveniently for the miner. Veiy little has to be done except to expel the great part of the water and to compress the material into briquettes of convenient size. This is to utilize material of insignificant value so as to put it on the market in competition with our costliest fuel. This dried marsh mud. it Is alleged, gives us a fuel that will compare favorably, pound for pound, with our best bituminous coal. Smokeless Fuel. It is a smokeless fuel, the burning of which involves very little difficulty, a ma terial from which an excellent grade of coke can be made, free from sulphur and lower In ash than any other coke we have now, and a superior forge fuel. For domestic use It is as convenient as wood, and cheap er than any kind of coal?except in close proximity to the mines. It is declared fur ther, and we have the authority of Norton and Bales confirming the claim, that we have In this mud fuel a cheap source of gas, with valuable by-products. It has, further, considerable value In absorbing and holding ammonia, and thereby saving what would be a waste of fertilizing ma terial. To be used In this way, the air dried material must be alternately frozen and thawed, when it Is reduced to a meal. Norton says that the samples submitted to his examination have the appearance of slimy marsh mud, with occasional roots and sticks in some portions, but a notable absence of sand, grit and stones. The weight varies from 100 to 125 pounds to a cubic foot; but after drying In the air for several weeks the weight is reduced about one-half. At this point the mud becomes hard and tough, which charmiteristics are increased by moderate pressure. The den ser samples become in hardness and tough ness much like pine wood?easy to split, but difficult to saw. Looks Like Coke. The material is at first a collection or small bits, which must be made into briquettes by coking at a high temperature. The result is then a product very similar to the coke of soft coal, in appearance as well as hardness and weight. The heat power is very little less than that of soft coal, and at least "5 per cent as great as the best anthracite. Norton closes his report by saying that, with the average mud ca pacity an acre of boggy land, we shall have, at a conservative estimate, forty mil lion pounds of fuel?equal to twelve thou sand tons of good coal. "If convenience in handling and diminishing bulk will Justify the coking process, we may hope to obtain the equivalent of ten thousand tons of good coke from each acre of twenty-foot bog." There is almost, If not quite, enough gas distilled from the coke to make one pound of mud furnish enough gas to coke the next pound. The coke and the briquetted mud both burn with a hot fire, and leave only from 0 to 12 per cent of soft ash. With these data, which come to us from good authority, and a determination of the depth of available bog land, we can compute the value of the fuel at our command. The deeper the mud in the bog, not only the greater amount, but the better quality of the fuel. Boks of great extent have been sounded to the depth of one hundred feet without finding bottom. The Corn Plant. Mr. Atkinson tells us that he was busy with an entirely different project when the value of bog mud was called to his at tention. He had in hand the project of making fuel from the corn plant, such im mense quantities of which go to waste throughout the whole corn belt. The two experiments open a wide vision of possible agricultural economics. In the west the farmer may be growing his fuel, and In the east he may take It from his marsh lands. If Norton and Atkinson are correct, we may not be tar from a fuel supply that will enable us to look forward with confi dence, not only to future strikes, but to the failure of our coal deposits. The best au thorities agree that the coal beds of the United States cannot keep up with increas ing domestic demand much beyond the twentieth century. We have at least no reservoirs of coal to supply our needs for more than a few generations. Greater economy in consumption and In the utili zation of waste Is Imperatively demanded, and under the most economic conditions we must soon look elsewhere for our fuel. Effacing Marks of Theater Horror. CHICAGO, July 7.?Every evidence of the word "Iroquois" in relation to the building formerly known as the Iroquois Theater, has been obliterated and not even the sign remains to remind passersby of the acci dent in which over COO persons lost their lives. 1'ainters have obliterated the sign "Iroqouls Theater," which extended along the Dearborn street side of the building and painted over It "Vaudeville Theater." The Gothic litters bearing the name which ap peared above the main entrance have been chiseled out. Nothing yet has been sub stituted. Suit Against Hotel. Suit at law to recover damages In the sum of $10,000 was filed today by W. B. Shaw, administrator of James Bullock, deceased, against the Willard Hotel Company. It Is alleged that April 8, 1004, James BuUock was Instantly killed at the New Willard Hotel by being struck by an elevator weight, he being an employe of the de fendant at the time. Attorneys Douglass & Douglass and Baker & Sherrlll represent the plaintiff. Divorce Granted. A decree was granted this afternoon by Justice Andetson, in Equity Court No. 1, granting Caroline Foust a divorce from Judson Foust. because of infidelity The cus tody of the son of the couple is awarded to i the mother. Building Permits Issued. Building permits were issued today as follows: Edward H. Braxton, two-story brick dwelling. Prospect street; cost, $2,500. F. E. Altemus, ten two-story brick dwell ings, Nos. 013 to 933 5th street southeast; cost, $14,000. GEN. T. B. HOWARD DEAD PASSES AWAY AT DAUGHTER'S RESIDENCE TODAY. Long and Distinguished Career?Had Been Ailing for a Number of Weeks. Gen. Thomas B. Howard, whose serious illness has been mentioned in The Star, died late this afternoon at the residence of his daughter. No. 25 Iowa circle. Sketch of His Career. Gen. Thomas B. Howard was born near Wilmington. N. C., In the year 1821. He was the third son of Thomas Baltimore Howard and Elizabeth Howard, nee La Guan. His father was a descendant of the English Howard family, who, with their ntar relative. Lord Baltimore of the How ard family, were among the first settlers in 1632 of the city of Baltimore, having ob tained a proprietary grant from Queen Mary for all that territory. Gen. Howard's father was In the war of 1812. In the year 1X27 his father emigrated to and settled in middle Florida, near Tal lahassee. and died in 1833. In the years 1837-38, when he was little over a boy's age. he was In many fights against the Seminole Indians, and was for four months under Capt. James Monroe of the United States army, the nephew of President Mon roe. In this service was his early military training. His brother. James M. Howard, came to Texas in the year 1837 and in 1838 he accompanied his mother to the then re public of Texas; coming direct from St. Mark's, Fla., to Velasco, mouth of the Brazos, and living In Brazoria county six years, and then moving to Fort Bend county. At that time he was only a youth, but went with Judge Edwin Waller up the Colorado river to the site to be Austin City, the future capital of Texas. In the same year. 1839. he was a member of Capt. John Gill's company In an expedition up the Bra zos river against the Indians. Col. Niel, commanding the troops, had skirmish fights up to Waco village. Mexicans Invade Texas. In the spring of 1842 the Mexican Gen eral Vasquez, with 1H10 men, invaded west ern Texas. He joined Col. William H. Jack's command, and forced marches were made to the west. In the fall of 1842 again Texas was in vaded by Gen. Adrian Woll with about 2,<XtO well-appointed troops. President Houston gave Howard the commission of major, with orders to raise a battalion of men to repel this invasion. Maj. Howard served as a member of the state legis lature from 1851 to 1854. He was sent as one of the state delegates to the demo cratic national convention held at Balti more in 1852. He. at the suggestion of General and Senator T. J. Rusk, was made chairman of the Texas delegation and cast the vote in forty-seven ballots for Gen. Houston and the forty-eighth ballot for Gen. Frank Pierce, the nominee for President. In the winter of 1852 Maj. Howard was united In marriage with Miss Sue Price, daughter of I>r. John Price of Galveston. At the breaking out of the late civil war he raised at Galveston a company of men and captured the United States cutter Dodge. When Gen. Van Dorn came from New Orleans to Galveston. May, 1801, on the steamer Rusk. Capt. Leon Smith com manding, Maj. Howard with his company went on the Rusk with Gen. Van Dorn down west and captured the far-famed steamer the Star of the West, this being the first capture made on the high seas at the beginning of the war. When Gen. E. B. Nichols raised a regiment of three months'-service men Maj. Howard was elected lieutenant colonel. In 1862 he was appointed brigadier general of state troops by Gov. F. R. Lubbock, with the com mand of all state troops on the coast coun ties from the Brazos to the Sabine river. Under Gen. Magruder. He was under General Magruder January 1, 1863, in the battle of Galveston, when the steamer Harriet Lane and the Forty second regiment of Massachusetts was cap tured, the steamer Westfleld with Commo dor Renshaw blown up. Captain Wain wrlght of the Harriet Lane was killed, also Lieutenant Lee. Captain Wainwright was a Master Mason. General Howard, Major P. C. Tucker of his staff and Gen eral E. B. Nichols, with General Magru der's approval, buried Captain Walnwright with Masonic burial rites in all due and proper form, the only Instance of the kind during this fratricidal war. General Howard has always been a plant er. and also after the war engaged in the cotton business in Houston, his family liv ing in the city since the beginning of the late war. In late years he achieved some promi nence by presenting through Dick Dowling camp to the survivors of the Forty-second Massachusetts regiment their marker Hag which was captuured at the battle of Gal veston and which had been carefully pre served by General Howard from then until now. Ita recent return to the Veteran's Association at Boston caused a general re vival of interest of the stirring events in cident to Its capture and the Boston papers devoted much of their space to the inci dent. A Famous Clipper. From the National Geographic Magazine. The achievements of the five-masted steel bark Preussen, f.OSl tons, built In 1002, for the Laclsz shipping agency Of Hamburg, the largest square rigged bark In the world, have ?xclted much interest of late. The most remarkable performance of the Preus sen thus far has been the completion of the voyage from the Channel to Iqulque, Chile, a distance of 12,000 miles. In 57 days?about the time made by the steam freighters en gaged in the South American trade. On this voyage the vessel took her departure from Cuessant March 5. 1903, and crossed the line March 18, thirteen days out, establishing a record rever before equaled by a sailing ship. The parallel of 50 degrees south In the Atlantic was attained April 10, and In the Pacific April 21. eleven days being thus ?pent In weathering that most tempestuous of regions, Cape Horn. From noon of April 2o to noon of April 24 the vessel laid down 368 miles to her credit, this being the best day's run throughout the voyage. The an chor w-is dropped in the harbor of Iqulque May 1, fifty-seven days from point of de parture to destination. Beware of Hairpins. The hair should be well brushed every night, then loosely plaited. On no account should hairpins be slept In, as they injure the hair as well as there being danger of them sticking In the head or neck. A New Serial. Beginning next Saturday The Star will publish dally Installments of Miriam Ml chelson's very successful story "In the Bish op's Carriage." It is full of surprises and strong situations, and Is Intensely Interest ing. THE TH IB ETAS EXFEDTIION. i?i "p Why the British Government Under took it. The discreet inquiries of the State Depart ment Into the object of the British Thibe tan expedition, as related In yesterday's cablegrams from London. appear to have developed a rather curious fact, namely, that the British home government wn lukewarm, If not absolutely indifferent. In the matter of sending Younghusband's ex pedition toward Lhasa. In fact, It Is said here that Col. YoUnghueband was allowed to go forward only to save the pride of Viceroy Curzon. The latter fancied that he had not been treated with proper considera tion by the half-wild Thibetans, and fail ing to secure what he .deemed proper offi cial recognition of the representatives of the Indian government sent by him Into Thibet, he appealed to the home govern ment for an armed escort to secure proper treatment for his envoys, and the home government reluctantly assented. It is said here that the British govern ment has already indicated its willingness to withdraw this really punitive expedition as soon as It can obtain from the Thibetans promises of yielding the points which were at issue between India and Thibet before the expedition crossed the border of the latter country. These are pledges of free dom of trade between the two countries and official recognition of the right of the Brit ish government's representative to exer cise his functions in Thibet. The British forces are willing to retire on that basis the more readily that they are now satis fled, from their own experience, that there Is no danger to be apprehended of Russian encroachments on India by way of Thibet, in view of the tremendous geographical ob stacles. It la stated that the British gov ernment has received the overtures of the United States government on this subject in the best of temper: indeed, they were rather welcome as tending to emphasize the determination of the United States govern ment to do everything possible to protect the Integrity of China, .an object quite as dear to the British as to America. STILL A MYSTEBY. No Light Thrown on Disappearance of F. Kent Loomis. When Acting Secretary Ix>omls returned this morning from New York, where he had been to consult with the officers of the Kaiser Wilheim II over the disappearance of his brother, F. Kent Loomis, on her eastward trip, he found on his desk at the | State Department the expected report on the same subject of \V. H. Kills, Kent I Loomis' traveling companion. The report is voluminous, entering Into every incident J of the trip from New York to Plymouth In the greatest detail. Acting Secretary Loomis has not as yet had an opportunity I to peruse the report carefully, but he has from a hasty glance got an idea of its con tents, and has found that Mr. Ellis is un able to throw any new light on this ocean tragedy. His statements made to the United States embassy at Paris and set out at length in the cable press dispatches ap pear to cover the ground, though it is the Intention of Mr. Loomis, when he has the opportunity, to publish a statement of the essential facts in Mr. Ellis' mall report. NO SILVEB NEEDED. Probable Appreciation of Value in the Far East. A cablegram received by the bureau of Insular affairs announces the fact that the Philippine government has no occasion for purchasing mere silver. The sliver purchased last year produced substantially 2,00u?000 more pesos than all the Mexicans exporteS since January 1, 1002. The recoinage of Spanish Filipino coins, which Is being actively prosecuted In the San Francisco mint, fully supplies the vacuum created by their withdrawal *roro circulation. The Philippine government has in circu lation in the islands, in transit and in pro cess of recoinage, 16j000.000 more silver coins than were in the islands January 1. 1!K>4. and 2.000.000 more than were In the islands January 1, ?'>en there was a great'surplus of currency. . It Is announced that the Philippine gov ernment will probably buy, as bullion, a.ier October 1. any Spanish Filipino or Mex icans offered. This information is impor tant in view of the continued demand ror silver In the orient, during the progress of the war, and the probability that India and France will be large purchasers of silver this fall. This state of affairs would probably create an appreciable advance in price, about which. In view of the above fact, the Philippine government has no cause to be exercised. JUBY HEABS EVIDENCE. Proceedings to Acquire Ground for Ex tension of Euclid Place. In connection with the proceedings taken by the District Commissioners to condemn land for the extension of Euclid place so as to connect It with Erie street northwest, tha Jury recently sworn by Justice Gould to assess the damages and benefits met in the room of Circuit Court No. 1 this after noon and commenced the hearing of testi mony. The jury is composed of Messrs. A. H. Church. Charles A. Baker, John Mitchell George W. Moss, Clement W. Howard.' John A. Hamilton and James W. RAtto"ey A. Leftwlch Sinclair was present in behalf of the Commissioners and Attoi nevs Chapin Brown. F. D. McKenny, Leo Simmons and Wilton J. Lambert repre sented interested property owners. Admitted to the Bar. On motion of Mr. D. W. Baker of the examining committee, the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, sitting in general term, with Chief Justice Cla baugh and Justices Anderson and Gould on the bench, today admitted the follow ing young lawyers to practice: Evans Brown. Moncure Burke, Charles F Brooks. James M. Carlisle, John \\ ash ington Davldge, Joseph W. pa van Asa C Gracle, Ersklne Gordon, John L. John son Helen J. Jamison. Hartwell McCart ney. Franci. 8. Maguire. John H. Ryan, Frederick S. Tyler, Charles F. Voorhees and Jesse H. Wilson, Jr. ... Messrs. Burke and Tyler are assistant clerk and crier, respectively, of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. Noted Activity in "Wood Market. BOSTON, Mass., July 7.?An activity in trading lias appeared in the Boston wool market more marked than any noted in a year or more. The largest consumers In the country have been buying heavily, and the transactions have culminated In purchases by the American Woolen Company estimat ed at between 8.000.000 and 10.000,000 pounds. The lines bought Include territory and medium fleeces and Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky grades. The prospects for the woolen industry are considered brighter than for many a day and all values are very firm end steadily hardening Some of the largest merchants have sold so far ahead that they are Inclined to call a halt. ?'* American Cricketers Won. LONDON, July 1.?In the cricket match at Lord's today between the Marylebone Cricket Club and the visiting Haverford (Pa.) eleven, the Americans won, the score being: Haverford, 11**. Marylebone Cricket Club, 147. Trolley System Transferred. NEW YORK, July 7.?While no official announcement was made today it was un derstood that the Schenectady Railway Company's trolley system had been pur chased Jointly by the New York Central and the Delaware and Hudson railroads. Accepts University Presidency. BpecUl Dlcpatch to The Bvenlni 8ur. RICHMOND, Va., July 7.?President Edw. A. Alderman of Tulane Unlverstly, recent ly elected president of the University at Virginia, today informed the board that he would accept the presidency and devote his services to the university. Mr, Alderman is now in New York. CLOSE, 5 P. M. iWWi= CLOSE, Wb-V? SATURDAYS, 9 p. m. SILKS ?FRIDAY? Worth 75c., 89c. & $1.00, It wouldn't seem like Friday if we didn't have a big silk sale. No remnants in this sale, and remember we guarantee every inch we sell. Plain and Changeable Taffetas, beautiful Foulards and Summer Wash Silks; all colors; 75c., 89c. and $1.00 qualities. Per yard, Friday 39C CORSETS. We sold them for 50c. we haven't all the sizes now. There are 3 styles to select from?net. satlne and coutil. Cen ter bargain tables?Fri day last week, but c, Leather Bags. Always something: new and novel to show you. "Rope" handle leather bags, with purse, card case and mirror. Friday Leather Belts. The prettiest line of Leather Belts In the city. Red. tan, 0 grey, black, blue, etc. Fri- ^.^(7 day Madras Shirt Waist Suits. ? $2.49 $4.00 Gray Madras Suits, piped with black and white Only a few left. Friday.. $1.25 Shirt Waists: every one is a bargain: every style In-Q.#*. eluded in this great sale. Fri- Cyy'C. day 11.50 Duck Skirts: polka dots, blue, black and white. For Friday American Beauty $1.00 "Fan Front" American Beauty Corsets. For Friday only White and Linen-color Inserting* and Appliques. W'orth 12 %c. yard. Fri day Edgings, : 454c. Hosiery. 25c. Lisle Dropstitch Black Hose for ladies; seconds. For Friday only, per pair 1454c. 8c. and 10c. Handkerchiefs for ladies, men and children; 20 ^ y ?styles; colored borders and |C. plain hemstitched. Friday /IT Second Floor Bargains. $1.25 Gingham Underskirts.. Muslin Tants, Gowns. Corset Covers and Skirts. Remnant sale Corset Covers trimmed with lace, inserting and embroidery. Friday 12%c. Summer Vests, .1 for. 75c. 31c. 119c. 25c. Lawn Suits, dark blue and 'JQ black. Were $2.98. Friday.. " $1.00 Waists; a big lot of odd sizes; all colors, all kinds. Remnant Cf. price, Friday *" * NOTION SALE. 2%c. Hairpins, a s s o r ted box 2*^c. Sanford's M u c 1 - lage 2?^c. Paper Pins 'JMc. Card Lace Pins 2*ic. Colored Hatpins 2V*c. Fine Toilet Soaps Woven Irltial Letters 2V4c. Big card Hooks and Eyes 2Hc. Red Working Cot ton .2?4c. 2fcc. 25c. JEWELRY for !0c. !0c. Belt Slides. Buckles. Brooches, Lace Pins and 25c. Friday... Rings. Worth J Leather * Shopping Bags, 25c. wv.. Summer Dress 1214c. Figured Lawns. 25c. Linen Suitings, all col ors ... ??7&C. 12&c. 4<k\ White Organdy; 08 Inches wtUe 12Mto. P. K., light and dark 7c. India Linen, plain white... -^^^C 10c. Pure Linen, linen color !5c. 25c. Fine Lisle Thread OlovtM, white. black; for Friday, I' Jilr XjISII; 1 lilt*<1U M, white, gray and ? ,rv]T / i; all sizes. Special J1 Friday, pair / 12^c. Figured Linen Col ored Lawn, all new styles ?%c. Lace Curtains. $1.00 Nottingham White Lace ji Curtains; strong woven edges. For Friday $1.25 Percale Wrappers; all colors; a rare chance to get an unusual bargain; second-floor bargain tables. Friday Blearhed Cotton, 1,000 yards; 36 inches wide. Friday only l'nb'?ached Cotton, an unu- A%/ c sual bargain for Friday ~/2 Table Linens, 5 patterns of 50 inch oamask linen. Friday Am-x-ke.-rg and I^tncaster Ginghams. We always advertise these. Friday C. Simpson's Best Calicoes 12%o. Dress Ginghams <%C 12H^- yard-wide Percales lO&c. Florida Waters, 4c. IRON MARKETS DULL. Trade in Finished Iron and Steel Con tinues Light. NEW YORK July ".-The holidays have Interfered with the little business that was going on, says the Iron Age, and the Iron markets generally are dull. The mill and foundry consumption usually falls off con siderably during this season of the year owing to stoppages for repairs and remod eling. At a time like the present, when consumption Is generally light, these may more than ofTset the banking and blowing out of blast furnaces. In the foundry branch the key to the situation Is held by the southern producers, who are at odds with the coal miners, of whom they demand concessions In wages. The furnace com panies act In a determined way, but some of the shipping collieries not identified with the iron trade are putting backbone Into the men by running subject to a final settle ment on the basis of the agreement ulti mately reached by the furnace interests. An Indication of the attitude of buyers is furnished by the fact that a large pipe foundry, which sold 15,000 tons of cast iron pipe to Cincinnati, covered only a small part of the Iron and then withdrew from the market again. There has been a little more activity on the part of the smaller outside open hearth basic steel plants. Chicago reports one lot of lO.OUO tons of southern basic sold, while in New England a similar quantity was purchased for delivery during July and August. The billet meeting is now being held, but until the whole basis of the association and Its methods are changed the trade will pay very scant attention to it. How little offi cial prices really mean is shown by the fact that consumers who have sliding scales will get their June billets at $19, when the official price is 124. The plate and structural mills are to hold meetings tomorrow. One of the points which the latter group should take Into consideration Is whether there Is anything serious In the imports of foreign structural materials which have taken place and which Importers claim can be done nor mally, at present prices at home and abroad, for delivery at exposed points like New England, the gulf and the Pacific coast. There has been a reduction In the price of- black merchant pipe In line with last week's reduction in prices of boiler tube?. On the whole the consumption of finished Iron and steel In Its many forms appears to continue rather light. It is an interest ing question as bearing on the develop ments of the second half of the year what shrinkage the rail tonnage made will show. With a capacity of fully 3,500,000 tons, the mills have thus far booked 1,500,000 tons, inclusive of orders carried over from last year. A considerable part of this already has been rolled, and It is not believed that any very important Interests will buy for the second half of the year. That leaves the rail mills in rather a lean condition and reacts back on cok?, ore, pig Iron and steel. Conference Over Cut-Rate War. LONDON, July 7.?Director General Bal lin of the Hamburg-American line and Lord Inverclyde, chairman of the Cunard Steam ship Company, whose friendly conference was brought about by King Edward and Emperor William during the former's re cent visit to Kiel, met today In the private room of Gerald Balfour, president of the board of trade, to discuss the shipping sit uation and the possibility of adjusting the differences which precipitated the cut-rate war. Fate of Alien Immigration BilL LONDON, July 7.?The alien Immigration bill has been definitely abandoned for the present session of parliament. The opposi tion to the measure has been so persistent in the committee stage that the government today decided that It was impossible to pass the bill within the remaining two weeks of the session. English Trade Increase. LONDON, July 7.?The June statement of the board of trade shows Increases of $0, 500,000 in Imports and $8,988,000 in exports. Cotton Market Failed to Respond. NEW YORK, July 7.?The cotton market opened steady at an advance of 3a6 points, which was a disappointing response to very Arm cables and continued talk of too much rain west of the Mississippi. Tradln* at first was quiet, and yesterday's buyers showed a disposition to liquidate, but later the continued firmness of Liverpool and bullish private cables started shorts to covering, the market became more active and advanced sharply with prices at the end of the first hour showing: grains of 12a2T> points as compared with last night, and the undertone of the market firm. Wall street, the larger room traders, Europe and New Orleans were leading buyers. Satolli Will Visit Western Cities. ST. LOUIS, July ".?After a ten days' stay in St. Louis, Cardinal Satolli left Et. Louis today In a special train over the Vandalla for Indianapolis. From there the cardinal and his party will go to Day ton, Ohio, and then to Chicago, where they will arrive July 11. From Chicago they will go to St. Paul and then by lake steamer to Buffalo. The cardinal will sail for Italy in August. Congo Report Unconfirmed. BERLIN, July 7.?The foreign office here has no information tending to confirm the report circulated in the United States by a news agency yesterday in a dispatch from Berlin that the Congo Independent state authorities have decided to expel all Amer ican missionaries from the Congo on the ground that they Incite the natives to in subordination. New York Brokers Suspend. NEW YORK. July 7.?The failure of Ed ward T. C. Slease, doing business under the name of Edward T. C. Slease & Co., was announced on the consolidated ex change today. The firm had several branch offices In this city, and out-of-town houses at Wheeling, W. Va.; Youngstown, Ohio, and Newcastle, Pa. Mr. Slease's liabilities, it Is said, will prove comparatively small. Missouri Judge Stricken. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., July 7.-Justice Gavan D. Burgess of the Missouri supreme court has suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home here, and is In a serious condi tion. Judge Burgess is now serving his second term on the bench. He was born in Kentucky In November, 183.r>, and has been engaged in the legal profession In Missouri for fifty years. French War Minister Defeated. PARIS, July 7.?During the discussion In the chamber of deputies today of a bill re ducing the term of service of army re serve men War Minister Andre was de feated twice In succession, which led to rumors of his possible retirement from office. Beinspecting Passenger Boats. NEW YORK, July 7.?The reinspection of passenger-carrying boats in New York har bor, as ordered by former Secretary George B. Cortelyou as a result of the Slocum dis aster, was begun today. The investigation by the local board of inspectors, conducted by Gen. Dumont and Inspector Barrett, was continued today. To Begulate Life Insurance. PARIS, July 7.?The chamber of deputies today passed a bill regulating life Insurance companies, including a provision prohibit ing the insurance of children under twelve years of age. Bingbamton to Held Ball Team. BINGHAMTON, N. Y? July 7.-President Gltchell of the local base ball association, when seen today, after having been told that $700 had been raised for the support of the team, said that it was sure now ttuit the team would remain in Blnghamton. The work of raising money will continue until $1,000 has been raised. How Holland Treats Her Paupers. From London Spare Moment*. There are few able-bodied paupers in Hol land. A tract of public land containing 5,000 acres is divided Into six model farms, to one of which the person applying for public relief is sent. Here he Is taught agriculture, and Is subsequently permitted to rent a small farm for himself. Holland also has a forced^abor colony. ;o which vagrants are sent to do farm and other work, whether they like it or not. The thirteen-year-old stepdaughter of John Snipe, colored, residing In Norfolk county. Va.. was the victim of a brutal As sault Monday. MIRRORS NOT ALWAYS CORRECT. Sometimes They Give a Greenish Ting? to the Complexion. Fiotn the St. LouU G lot**-Democrat. "The best mirrors are not always Infalli ble reflectors of the faces which peer anxi ously Into them," Mr. F. De Donato as sorts. "and because a girl's complexion may appear sallow In a mirror, let her not worry herself sick In thinking that she Is so afflicted naturally, for in nine cases out of ten It is the mirror that is at fault, that is deliberately uttering an untruth to the girl'* face. "The average mirror has a slightly green ish tinge. The cheaper it Is the more pro nounced this peculiarity, and even In a cost ly glass it is not always absent, and It 18 this very color tone that plays the trick and makes many a girl think she is lacking In. a beautiful complexion. Everybody ha?. doubtless, observed how ghastly a green light makes people appear on the stage or anywhere else, for that matter, when It Is turned on them, and though, of course, very, very much less in strength in the mirror, this same effect Is produced there by its greenish tinge. "It Is a remarkable complexion. Indeed, that would be mirrored back radiant and fresh from such a glass. The green make* the complexion look sallow, destroys those rich, medium purplish tints and most of the high lights that contribute so much to the beauty of the face, and give it a sort of sickly appearance. It accentuates the slightest trace of yellowness and makes It stand out as though it where a hideous de fect, when, as a matter of fact. It may be the mere suggestion that le hardly discern | ible to the naked eye at all. It also ren parts a peculiar effect to shadows and ren ders some shades of hair rather odd look ing by touching the light reflected on the glossy strands with Its linger of greenish hue. Many a person, as well, has looked closely at their eye in a mirror and thought there was a trace of green eyes, especially people with blue or gray there, when In reality it Is only the tinge In the mirror caught by some vagrant bit of bright light and reflected there. Mirrors do not often tell the truth, especially the cheaper grades, which are in more general use, and the reason for this Is in Just what I have stated. Untried Prisoners in England. From the London Ulolie. The long detention of untried prisoners? an evil to which attention has repeatedly been drawn In this column?remains a seri ous blot on the administration of the crim inal law. The criminal statistics for I'.UKi, which have Just been published, show that 108 prisoners tried at assizes lay In Jail over 1(1 weeks before they were brought to trial, and that no fewer than 20 were found to be Innocent. As Sir John Mac donell points out in his able Introduction to the volume, "confinement before trial is a hardship for prisoners ultimately con victed, who arc kept in suspense, and whose previous confinement may or may not be sufficiently taken into account In their sen tences. It Is a peculiar hardship to those In the end acquitted, who lose wages and their employment. It may be. and who under the English law receive no compen sation. Nor Is this the only way in which the long detention of untried prisoners works Injustice. Prison life for sixteen weeks Is calculated to unfit an innocent n.an for the ordeal of cross-examination at his trial." Protests against the evil hav? been made without number. As long ago as 1651 George Fox wrote: I laid before the judges what an hurtful thing it was that prisoners should be long in Jail, show ing bow they learned badness of one an talking of their bad deeds, and therefore speedy Justice fjjiould be done " Mr Justice Wright has described the long fmnrisonment of accused persons before Was "an outrage and a disgrace to the country " The bar council, which has rightly attributed the evil to the long and irreeui.ir Intervals between the assizes, has said "It Is a public disgrace that Innocent men should be Imprisoned three, four and five months without trial." Surely it Is high t<me that some effort were made to Improve a systsn that can ylel.l such results. Near ly five years have passed since Mr. Balfour announced In the house of commons that the lord chancellor would shortly make "some proposals of a legislative character. The Williamson veneer works, located In Hlghlandtown. an eastern suburb of Ba.ti more. were destroyed by Are of unknown origin Monday.