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WABfINYTON. TUES.AY . *...... August 9, 1904. CRO$3T 5. NOTE. ..... - --e.dtor TU Jy1111 4TAM has a sgnatr enM n am asB?tlea s more th a the oemaea - o"n" of the o thse Waehingtoa ameiS. as a fows and aGVoetItg U.iitas f fhas no oeeneoetoW. t7In order to avoie diays on aecount of poraonai abse., lt$us to MR ITAM shoal not be aarazeeoa to any iasttaal eanneotea with the olee, bat diaply to TU sAM, or to the Baitoisal or as neso Dopartmente, assetiag to tenor or The Parker Campaign. '4he Parker campaign is very largely in the hands of these men: William F. Siee han. August Belmont. James Smith. Jr., of New Jersey, John R. Mcixan of Ohio. James M. Uuffey of Pennsylvania. Senator Thomas Martin of Virginia. Timothy Ryan of Wisconsin and Vice Chairman Nicoll. They held their first meeting in New York yesterday. and m sy be expe' te-l to g:ve a good deal of attention to business during the whole of the struggle. A study of the list discloses several things. They are all comparatively young men, as men are rated in polities. They ought to be able to stand a large amount of hard Work. They are men accustomed to conferences. They know one another. l.or these and other reasons they ought to put well together in harness. It is reasonably certain that they will. They are all experienc-d pniiticians. and some of them have held office. Mr. Shee ham has been lieutenant guvernor of New York. Mr. Smith has s-rved a term in the tTnited States Senate. Mr. Martin is n)w a member of that body. Mr. Nico"l has be?n the district attorney ;n New York. Mr. McLean has sought offlce. snd has made several brilliant, though unsu.ceasfil, cam paigns. All of them know the secrets of campaigning. Each will hrin?t to the coun cil table a liberal knowledge of the ropes. Those who are not rich tr.' in closu tau; h with capital. Mr. Belmont. Mr. Smith. Mr. McLean and Mr. Guff,y are millionaires several times over, and iiberil spenders in party contests. They will prabb.hly be b eral spenders in this conteQ'. Mr. Martin has the confidence of the corporations ot Virginia, and Mr. Sheehan and Mr. N;coli are the legal advisers of -ome of the larg est corporations in New York. Here then. in one form or another. is tha guarantee of sinews of war galore. Tne Park-r cam paign will not lack for the mon'y trecess try to make it go. The republicans should :leeply consider all this. Mr. Taggart may net impress them. Genial as he is. and in nis w ty a hustler, he is hardly the man for his assignment. But the Sheehan aggreg:ati)n is worthy of attention. and it is cast for :he really im portant part. It promises a 'ively cam paign. It stands for an earne.at effort to win. It shows where the hardest blows are to be delivered. It will.make the most earnest play for New Yo-k. Now Jerzey and Connecticut. and leave to loeeal influ ences the states sought in th. middl; west The Igorrotes. The visiting Igorrotes. from the Philip pine Islands. made their appearance in Washington today, clad in a costume that could not possibly arouse the least objec tion in the most fastidious or prudish breast. They were as presentable when led before the President as would be any body of citizens from the more civilized portions of the domain of the United States. The spectacle they made at the White House is indeed highly impressive. A few years ago these people were living in barbarism in- a remote corner of the world, seldom mentioned in this region, their identity as a race knnwn only to ethnologists and to oc casional travelers. Their condition was ap parently hopeless of chance for progress. Today they stand before the President of the United States as residents of a country which has been brought under the domin ion of the American republic, with unlim ited opportunities of advancement before them. They are perhaps not capable of a very high degree of cultivation. They have a great racial handicap against them, in creased by centuries of Spanish oppression. But they will return to their country in finitely broadened by their visit to the 1'nited States, and perhaps inspired by the desire to become as the residents of this country. Their use of the clothes that con vention demands here, while on their visit of ceremony to the President. is a token of their amenability to the influences of the land. But just whet her the Igorrotes would be physically bettered by a permanent adop tion of clothing is a question which some stuadents of conditions in the South Seas are inclined to answer in the negative. The na tives of Sam.,:,. it Is said, have bween men aced with extermination by 'neumonia in consequence of their adoption of clothing. In their native state- they wore a generous coating of corosnut oil, which rendered their skin impervious to the- moisture that abounds in t h:at elimate. When they were persuaded by Ihe nmissionaries to Wear clothing they t egan to sicken and die, their clothes retaining the dampness and giving them lung trouble. The lgorrote.s live in a somewhat similar elimate,. and It may be that their permanent adoption of the white man's garb would seriously menace their health In the samte way. The automobile has not yets done enough in the way of promoting good roads to compensaate for the apprehension it has aroused. Mr. Lamunt does not experience the same reticence regarding the governorship~ of New York that distinguishes Mr. Root. IKuro.patkin, .minuues to be. embarrassej by an excess 'if opiport unIty to distintguish himself as a nmilitary hero. The Colorado Catastrophe. Reports of the shoeking railroad disaster in Colorado, In which upwaerds of one hun dred people lost theIr live-s, are In cor.ict in certain important p:irticulars, which will have to be ditnittly understood before as estimate c in safe-ly be m.ad. as to thle ab solute responsaiility. At first glance sucti an accident would seem to be beyond pre vention- A sudde.n desc ant of vast volumei of water-a L' e tilied "cloudburst"-4tils au1 ordinarily dr y or nearly dry little v.alle3 and underm ns the railroad bridge. A train. speeding on In Its usual schedule. ii without warning precipitated Into the tor rent and the occupants of its locomotIve, baggage c:ar and two crowded passenger coa(-l:es are drowned l:ke rats in a trap t'ould the railroad masn:agemnent have fore een the iosibiity oif th-e flood and thi weakened br dge in time to warn the engi nleer? Did he' take his own chances in con ditions that should have themselves warnec him that the utmost cau ion was necessary Two statements are p-inted as coming from the fireman of the train, who savet himself as by a mitracle. One was that the engineer was afraid th.at the weather con ditions were s'gnincant of danger and hat entered the br:dge at the sujposedly st rate of fIftetn miles an hour. The firemar was at the gangway wlth's torch looking to learn the condition of the stream. Ther the crash came. That is one account. Thi other Is that the rains had made it daUitul' to make steam to keep the train up to itt mae.4nIs .m&o oI ..ed o ahbout fo-.stm mes an hor, the firemao bels 7aa4,t say that just before the bridge was mebeS he began firing up and then the engine sak. 'n follows this highfy suge tiTh $ . graph: "We did not expect anything at alL -WO were going along at a good Weed at the time, and never dreamed that anything was wrong. We thought that if there was any kind of a flood near Edeu the operato! there would know, and that he would fag us. We passed there, but saw no signals of any kind, and never for an Instant felt any danger. It is only a mile from Eden to the bridge that went down." Here the case rests. If the conditions in that region were so bad that the ordinarily slender stream could be swelled to a tor rent, they must surely have been. ascer tainable. The region is not a desert. It is capable of being covered with a system of observation stations in the points of poest ble danger. Certainly the train dispatchers might have easily learned of the Good in the upper reaches of the valley in time to warn a train if there were a sufficient series of such posts. It would haVe paid to estab lish a comprehensive system, with the ap palling loss of this wreck in view as the costly consequence of a failure to -do so. Of course there is no one to blame for the collapse of the bridge. Such things will happen even on the best constructed roads. The question to be answered is whether it were not possible to obtain warning of the dangerous conditions in season to prevent the disaster. The President's Indorsement. President Roosevelt sounds a.note in his indorsement on the application for the com mutation of the sentence of death passed upon a negro rapist in this District that will awakert hearty echoes of approval wherever it is heard. He advances two un assailable propositions-first, that the plea of insanity in such crimes is a dangerous one, to be stoutly resisted for the safety of the community: second, that this especial crime, when clearly proved, as in the pres ent case. must be swiftly and severely pun ished by the regular processes of law if the equally grave crime of lynching is - to be checked in this country. The plea of insanity in capital cases is always a confession of the guilt of commis sion. The President aptly says of this man Burley: "Nobody would pretend that there has been any such degree of mental unsound ness shown as would make people even con sider sending him to an asylum if he had not committed this crime." Here is the very center of the thought which bears directly upon this issue of the insanity plea. It is the vital test. The sud den discovery, after the commission of a heinous crime, of signs of mental unsound ness on the part of the criminal occurs too often in cases of absolutely certain guilt to be regarded as otherwise than a device of the defense The slayer or the rapist has never before displayed even suggestive symptoms. It is never difficult, however. to gather testimony to his eccentricities. Who does not show them? The sanest per son in the world sooner or later in life acts peculiarly, at least in the eyes of strangers. No one ever quite fully enters into the mind of another. No one ever perfectly understands every motive for an action. Not even the most simple, transparent char acter is comprehensible in every detail and phase to all others. Thus the man of low type, of criminal instincts, of brutish ten dencies. will leave a long record of words and acts which, interpreted in the light of some criminal deed. will be susceptible after the fact-of interpretation in terms of insanity if courts and juries will accept the offered testimony. It is never impossible to raise this suggestion. The ease with which the insanity plea can be advanced and in some measure ap parently sustained warrants the utmost care in discriminating even against the defend ant in such cases where the alleged insan ity is suddenly developed and not discov ered until after the deed. Tile President voices this need of caution with admirable force. As to the need of promptness in dealing with this particular crime, Mr. Roosevelt has gone to the heart of the case of the mob and its awful work. If the courts were always prepared, in every section, to sit immediately to hear, in full and proper form, such charges as these, and with all dispatch compatible with the dignity of the law administer the deserved punishment for all proved crimes, the chief argument of the lynchers in defense of their course would fall to the ground. "The law's de lays" would then haye no terrors, real or alleged, for a sensitive community. Then the crime of "equal Infamy" would stand unsupported even by this alleged excuse. Dogota. The latest news from Bogota Is assuring. If General Reyes has taken office and in stalled a cabinet, everything should be well there, at least for awhile. Why should any body in Colombia, except professional mis chief makers, be stirring up anti-American sentiment? The seasoned agitator, who revels In his trade and makes a living by it. may find something In his line In the isthmlan canal matter, but the Colombian, with the ability to recognize an accomplish ed fact and the wisdom to adjust himself to it. should look pleasant and help pro mote good feeling with the United States. General Reyes, at any rate, Is on the right track, and his influence should count for a good deal in the equation. Under the circumstances it would not be inappropriate for the democratic party to apologize for the manner in - Wrhich it slighted the Palmer and Buckner ticket some years ago. The necessity of sending French troops to suppress an uprising of the Boxers is an other reminder that China cannot give up its old-fashioned ways. Maeterlinck has written in praise of box ing. The average pugilist, however, would rather have a good write-up on the sporti page of a ne-vspaper. King FEdward may invent as many pictur esque ways of creasing a pair of trousers as he likes. The Igorrotes refuse to be in fluenced. Judge Parker is not a rich man; but neither was Mr. Grover Cleveland In the earlier portion of his national career. New York refuses to. drown its sorrows over the delay in rapid transit in the sub way tavern. Mr. Taggart's Safe Tip. This Is reported from New York: "Senator Taliaferro of Florida called on Mr. Taggart today and advised him that no condition would arise In the south which would need the attention of the national committee." Lucky will Mr. Taggart be If he gets many tips as straight as this one. He wiR hear In his capacity -as campaign manager many things from many sources. Men in toxicated with the joy of battle, and others yielding to natures at all times buoyant and extaberant, wi.. tell him that "every thing Is all right." that "the republicans are on the run," that the air resounds with promises of a democratic landslide. They are dangerous advisers. They are but voicing their hope.. if he wilt look them straight Ia the eye-not threateningly, s as to discompose them, but earnestly, as a diplomat should-he wi.. discover unmis takable evidences of ungovernable enthu sasmn. But Mr. Taliaferro of Florida4*es not he. long to this etl=. He was a suocessfu maii of businees helms he beeams a se cesful man of pottes. He kinows tab wot !o a speted oSUi eontis# ay t the benate. It was strictly a famiy afair. The republicans had no part in it because they do not count in the poeStl eiuation in Florida. The deserats make thei nominations at primaries, and on eleetet day such members of the party as are not otherwise engaged go to the polls and ratify -them. Only a few votes will do, aibotigh it is not good form or good neighborliness to permit the number to be too siall This is why Mr. Taliaferre is esaddeat that no conditions will arise in the south which will need the attention of the democratic na tional ommistee. Mr. Taggart may rely upon that statement absolutely. To be sure, we are told that the republi cans of Virginia. of Texas and elsewhere In the south are showing unusual activity. In Mississippi there is the phenomenon of a republican candidate for Congress. It is all praiseworthy enough. Pity it Is that such activity, although foredoomed to failure, should not be shown in every political cam paign, state as well as national. But it is not. Human nature is much the same the world over; and, after repeated lckings, the spirit of men is broken. An odcasional assertion-and that none too vigorous-is about all that may be expected from those who know that nothing is to come from what they may say or do. Mr. Taggart's figures as they relate to the votes of the lower southern states-about forty of which are unconstitutional-will need no revision. Nothing short of an earthquake could change them, and we in this country are above the line of the more serious seismic disturbances. Mr. Bryan is not looking forward to dis posing of many editions of his paper to the derpocratic executive committee to be circu lated as campaign literature. It is needless to remark that Judge Parker has not been - relying on much advice or assistance from David B. Hill in preparing his letter of acceptance. The republic of Panama shows a financial sagacity which makes it improbable that it will have to be dunned for debt by Euro pean governments. The President continues ' to depend on daily exercise rather thin the worriments of a campaign to reduce his weight. SHOOTING STARS. When Credit is Due. "Don't you think a man deserves a great. deal of credit for practicing until he can execute the masterpieces of music on the violin?" "No." answered Mr. Huskins testily. "The people who had to listen to his practicing deserve the credit." A Reformer's Confession. My life displays a dearth of fun, However you may view it. I know full well what should be done, But can't tell how to do it. "A hoss," said Uncle Eben, "is man's faithful friend. But when he gits to run nin' on de race track it's safe to pass him up an' stick to a wheelbarrow." A Case Easily Disposed Of. "Supposing your apology is not satisfac tory." said the grand vizier. "Send 'em another." answered the Sultan of Turkey. "We have all kinds constantly in stock and it's no trouble to show goods." Looking for a Scheme. "I can't understand that man," said the artist. "He seemed to be very much inter ested when I told him about a novel color scheme. But he didn't pay any attention after I began to explain it." "That is easily understood." answered the hostess. "He is one of the politicians who insist that only white citizens should be allowed to vote." A Demonstration Explained. It isn't any wonder that the baby cries a lot. If you'll think about the terrors that beset its earthly lot; It isn't any wonder that it lifts its voice and wails In a world where nearly every philan thropic effort fails; Oh. the future that it faces! 'Twill be call ed on to recite A lot of things. including "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight." He'll have to ride in trolley cars where peo ple bruise your feet. Or dodge the motor carriages that scurry through the street; He'll have to take a chance on what the trusts may choose to do; Perhaps there'll be no beef at all before his life Is through. He'll have to serve on juries and observe the wicked way In which his fellow men pursue their neigh bors day by day; He'll have to wear high collars, funny clothes and curious ties. It really isn't any wonder that the baby cries. Only by a Bevolution. From the New York Sun. Our neighbor, the New York Times, gives tis as a lst'of "the states as to which some doubts are entertained" with refer ence to their votes next November: Colo rado, Connecticut. Delaware, Indiana, Mon tana, New York, New Jersey, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. These states have, together, 107 electoral votes, and if the democrats can get 77 of these votes in addi-. tion to those of the solid south. including Maryland, they will elect Judge Parker. The present political sentiment of these states cannot reasonably be inferred froms their votes at the election of 1900, for at the last presidential election the democratic party was demoralized by Bryanism. We must go to the state elections in them since then to get a notion as to it. Here are their majorities or pluralities in 1902: Colorado. 7,'295 republican; ponnecticut, 16,008 republican; Delaware, 4,153 repub lican; Indiana, 3d5,281 republican; Montana, 10,4865 republican; New York, ,80)S repub lican; New Jersey, 17,133 republican; Utah, 4,781 republican; West Virg:nia, no state election; Wisconsin, 47,509 republican. The latest expression of political senti meat in all these states was strongly re publican, for the legislature elected in Wesi Virginia in 1902 was republican by a large majority-in the senate 24 republicans to( democrats, in the house 57 to 29. The most doubtful state, as indicated b:s the above table, is New York. The repub licans carried 'it in 1902 by a plurality o1 lees than two-thirds of 1 per cent in a total republican and democratic poll'of nearly a million and one-tihrd. That is a margin sc narrow as to justify democratic hopes oi winning the state next November. But ai to the other states, the returns of the eec tions In the middle of a presidential tern do not suggest democratic victory next No vember, according to past political prece dent. The only hope of the election of Judgi Parker lies in a political revolution b3 which not merely these assumed doubtfd states, but also many others, including Massachusetts and Illinois, will he carried eve. to the dei- icrata. South Needs the Negro. Promn the Philadelphia Recoed. 4'exas is discovering that there are eco nomic reasons for protecting the decent and industrious negroes, who a-s very muel at the mercy of the mob where lynching ti encouraged. Mobs care little for t .e gagu or Innocence of the victim, ad a many inoffensive negroes have sefred from the passions of lyncher,. Hence a disposition of the rural negroes to get iattc the cities. where there is better protection and to get to the north when possible. A Galveston dispatch says that with a -record breakingr eetton crop comning on labor is ser- and negroes from ether states wit not come baune o whita.epping. -e.a anas... ama. Ednshvebe hetbes P GRO GAN. Cred fri weigo s stedesis sai.m Owedla 1,.as. OO ~Or. New t oc 4 Ref rlgerators. Go-Carts and Carriages at Clear*ce Prices and on CREDTO Take advan tage of these discounts and let us make up your carpets now. We will line them and tack them down free later ont when. you are ready. Deep price cutting. on ice Chests, Refrigerators, Go-Carts, Baby Carriages and all Summer Furniture. Easy weekly or monthly payments. PETER GROANe 817-819-821-823 7th St Between H and I Sts. 1E Only Way to Mke ICED TEA -i to use "TA N?tTAR." It gives the -tot satisfont r every tie ts youie whlI n qult a aor summola e. -Try it. SPECIAL PRESENS with etr -97D)ellelons Elgin' Butter. 25e. lb., Great A. & P. Tea Co. Main Storea7th and E Sts. Jy14-78t-20,; -will help toTperpetuate the beautifulland interesting spots you see while on your summer jaunt. We~ h'dndle the best makes in qK,odaks and Cameras, with all the latest .improve ments. Alsoi make a specialty of developing and printing. 99~Everyt ing else i the Ithe of vacation needs. Ioye " pric cqulsteat with best qality. . WALFORD'S SPORTING AND ATHLETIC GOODS. TWO STORMs 909 AND t25 PA. AVE. an9-t.th.-40 Q17oo 1-lb. loaves to the barrel. Y Houisewives -who appreciate the im portance of using THE BEST always insist on having Q "Cream Blend" -the per feet flour. Time has demon strated its .. uniform worth. .Order it. AT YOUR GROCER'S. ?B.B. E3arnshaw& Bro.,$ hoesalers, "0010 t,-,-e "Trnksrepire byfacoryexperts" Kneessi's FaCtory Trunk SaIe. -the yea r itKeea trUi5tebest -built trunks In America. AU 5 th.-'Phone............ .. 11-mi --on ofh atr-ntP e had dur lng this sale at a-Saving of ONE FOURT~ regglar prices. Make your se1 tion i4ow. S'.Sh 44Bro.Co 432 Nlnth Street. We ii )cbut one trialf . Z4AbMDR. .WekjROW.t'll demon strate,s ' 4a inw any case oI.Je4 e or neu Me st 'no. stn ?SIP EDWARD ST EVENS, NItWu 3aturrg and Pa. ave FOI WR WEAi'HER Iced tea is giost refreshing. Burch Summer Wrappeiv the 51.48, $1.68 & $1.96 kind at In sizes 34, 40, 42, 44; made of best quality lawn, in light shades ; a few white and black figures; stylishly trimmed over shoulder, neck and sleeves; wide skirt with full deep flounce. Black Dress Goods. Some. Attractive Price Concessions. Black Mohair Sicilian. Black Mohair Sicilian. S 45 inches wide. A 1c. grade, e0D inches wide. A -V- - eac. grade. -e--nm high luster ft weight, for tra el waie skirts and . 50c inand general wear'''.-6 5 Unhtg required ..... Black Panama. Black Batiste. 4 42 inches wide. A 4 Inches wide. A 65c. qual 48c S5c. grade, all wool; 55C ity, smooth finish. a good dust shaker. A durable and de and not affected by damp- sirable material, for tucked 55 C new ......................... . or plaited skit............. " Underprice Wash Habutal. 39c. Natural Habutai, 21 - GDc. Natural. Habutal. 22 inches wide..................... C , Inches wide.................... - Me. Natural Habutal. 27 75c. Natural Habutal. 36 inches wide..................... yC , Inches+w.de.....,............... 4 OC - English Nainsook, 12 yds. for $1.49 36 inches wide, a beautiful soft finish material that sells regu larly at $i.75 for 12-yard pieces. 18c. White India Linen, 12%4c. One case 36-inch White India Linen, a beautiful sheer quality. Women's Collars & Ties at 19c. oColars All-silk 59-inch* Four-in I o 2.Buttonhole dolers Hands, the fashionable 19c. of White Li erred s"a. 2*u.g*2"% 19c or'"cButnoein white and light blue. greens. Ilaatea*l of d? .enw C greeas nta of ise ....... LANSBURGH & BRO., 420 to 426 7th St. 417 to 425 8th St. It August Clearance of Lace Curtains. N event of surpassing importance. It's a sale that offers you a stock of vast proportions-made up of the very choicest lace curtains that have been shown this season, at a fraction of their. worth. Yesterday's selling evidenced the appreciation in which such pricing is held. Novelty Arabian Curtains Irish Arabian Curtains. Were. New. Were To elo. A 2 pairs................... 57.01) 5.40 2 pairs..........3$.. 12 45 3 pairs..............$1.04) 58.0) 3 pairs...............54.50 gi.UU 3 pairs................... 5.50 *4.50 2 pairs, slightly dam 3 pairs...............$400 $3.0 aged.............. .0.00 2 pairs............... 5(.00 $4.50 3 pairs, slightly dam 2 - a1rs.............. 7.5) 1.UD0 aged............... $ 3 pairs, slightly dam Renaissaufce Curtains. aged...............0 5$50 Were. Now. pairs. slichtly dam 2 pairs.............. $4.50 $3.00 2 pairs................... M4.75 s.lU 2 pairs...................I-u $10.-W R f i uslin C a . Brussels Curtains. ere... l Were. Now. 3 pairs..............81.OU 5 2 pairs................... 54.0 3 pairs.............. $.) 1. 2 pairs............... 9.50 $6.00 2 pairs...............00L -) 715 2 pairs.............. 55.00 54.00 2 pairs................21 $0.75 2 pairs ................... $850 $5.W0ar.......... i.5 =.t 2 pairs................... $7.75 $6.0U 2 pairs...............4. 50 5.50 2 pairs..................11-.00 11 0 Tambour Muslin Curtains Were. To close. Swiss Tambour Curtains. 4 pairs.............. 4 50 Were. Now. 4 pairs............... $:.7 i 4 pairs ................... 50 N . 5 pairs..............- .$.2 $225 3 pairs.................. $5.50 =4.4 2 pairs................... 58.50 $4.50 3 pairs.............. 5.50 4.7 Ruffled Net Curtains. 2 pairs ................... yFLW i 4.75 3 pairs.................. $ 4.50 Were To eo.e 2 pairs.............. 32.0 51.50 2 pairs..............5.75 g2.o 2 pairsp..............r...15. $1. . W ...... 2 pairs ...............0 . 2 paIrs..........85 30 ar..............85.6.75 54.0 2 pairs...............$37.50 $4.50 j 2pis......$4050 2 pIrs..........8.7 $4U*2 pairs...............155.0 3.00 2 pIr..........57.0 550 1 3 paIrs...............$ 4.50 53.00 3 pirs..........$550 4.10 I S aeds...............53.8.0 53.00 TheAug st leaanc ale ofghl att g and ug ofer vaue tat lihave never agee............a3.0e5.5 F St. Cor.11th. torag Wareshouse d and f Funiur Fctry 1than B MtRuffand ouch actry 1C2urta. Were. ToPcstae 3 p irs....................7 TOais.............O1N 595 BREADTamourc i MushingCutin bakery pWedrt.in cleanl. 4neasrs................eso.enes.s RuffledlNetiourtasns Cory'sModrn akey.Were.~L n lS. * pair................ lla.75 32.0 V 3 par.......... . .0 510 eiubw2dpairs................... 35.01 53.30 'paa'R L ILrs...........I. ' 50 2 ais............ 550 330 Woodward AND Lothrop, New York-Washington-Paris. During the heated tern, store wil close at 5 o'clock; Saturday at z. From Day to Day, Especially during August, the most watchful care is given to the busi ness management of this store. Adjustments are constantly being made which result in our mutual benefit. And with the new prices new methods are being brought in, when practicable, to sustain and even increase the facility of service at our counters and to add to the saving you make by availing of the opportunities we are daily offering. Shirt Waists at Reduced Prices. Never since the day of their be ginning have Shirt Waists enjoyed such supreme favor as at present, and there is small wonder, for the very happiest inspirations of the de signers find expression in the latest models. The most artistic kinds. with embroideries and exquisite handwork. characterize these rich creations, many of which are so daintilv feminine as to seem the work of magic fingers. For tomorrow (Wednesday) we offer three lots of Women's Shirt Waists at greatly reduced prices, as follows: W hite Persian lawn and India l.Inm phi t W1,t1.a. In thrce distinct at,k-a: one with larg., l.4.mtitthed ho plaits; one with enuill ben atitehe'l tucked froi.t. and the other with large andl sm.li tucls. trimmed nith e im.ddered tae drillon. $1.90 each. Were $2.50 and $2.95. White FrEnch Lawn birt Wa'ats. trimmed with Vi:.lenetetrmws insert ion, large r*eks and ehrotd.re4 medalli.ns in new drop yoke; aleeves trm'ne-l with Valeneemics Insertion to mat.-h yoke. - $2.95 each. Were $3.50. 'hampagne Ratite thlrt Waints. with tew new dro. sbnldera. pr.dneing yoke cifect trimmed with Valenciennes lnsertion and fine tucks. $3-95 each. Were $5-oo. Third floor. G at. Boys' Summer Apparel at Half Price, We are offering some very ex ceptional values in Boys' Clothing Department at this time, and call attention to the following items, which are marked at an average re duction of about half price: Boys- W.shable Rnasian 1.n4is. suit,. In hand some and stylish eifects; some with white Etom e.i-lars; others sailor effect: louses cut full and long and belted; bleomer pants; site 2% to 6. $1.50 each. Were $2.50 to $3.75. Boys' Washable Sailor Snits. of linen. chambray and pique; eest make; ezcelleat falnb; aas 6 t. 10. $.95 each. Were $2.95 to $3.95 ..ys' "K. & E.'' Blouse. in mseat colored efeers; good. washable colo.r,; neary all sines. 39c. each. Were Soc. Boys' and Girls' Straw Sailors. good quality, aM i,.et. 15c. each. Were 5oc. and 75c. 25c. each. Were $i.oo. Third floor. Tenth et. Dressing Sacques at Reduced Prices. Practical and comfortable gar ments for women; suitable for gen eral housewear and desirable for seashore and mountains. They are growing more popular each year. and are now considered in almost indispensable article for the heated season. As we are making a special effort to clear out all summer goods dur ing August, we have marked our en tire stock of these desirable gar ments at greatly reduced prices. They are all this season's goods, in white, plain colors and neat fig ured effects, with plain and colored borders-some are daintily trimmed with insertions, laces and ribbons. atle. yokehc aot-natqIu tment with bordera of plain white. 29c. each. WVere 50c. collar an aleea bordee wih pink and ble. 50c. each. Were $r.oo. Dimity Dressing Sacqus, tucked back, tall treat, etNar and aleevea trimamed with rune, finished with belt, dai.ty Ig.ned efecta. 69c. each. Were $1 .oo. tribbed ihmrler.I.bdwihbl n $r.oo each. Were $x.50 $r.5o each. Were $2.oo. Third floar. Elceeth .t. Special Sale "Royal Woncester" Corsets, A small lot (io dozen in all) offer ed at a special price. Good quality net, straight front, dip hip, low bust; sizes 18 to 3o Soc. a pair. Regular prie, 75c. -rda S... inm..a.t. Special Values in White Goods. I2yac. a yard. ' Was r8c. D.e., gua-m- at 3oc., 25c., 35c. and 40c. a yard. ginr.eu.h=-- as .. -- ae.. . a..v. 15c. a yard._Vatue, gum -$i.go and $a75 a piess. ~oa4$ a pip8e.