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W. B. Moses & Sbns. W. B. Moses & Sons.
Open Till I O'clock Tomorrow. Extensive improvements must be made in our building. Ceilings to be torn out and laid with water pipes-a new elevator is to be in stalled-changes must be made In the boilers. It will be dusty, damn aging work to stock and will require a great deal of room for the workmen. We must close out goods, and with that end In view have reduced everything in the house, except a few lines of spe cialty furniture that we're bound by contract not to reduce. SALE SPECIALS FOR WEDNEADAY. VERY item is sledge hammer argument or your patron age. We have never yet sold goods and such quantities ____of goods at such prices as we 're now asking. Circum stances never before combined in a way to force us to reduce practically everything in the house. You save from ro% to 50% on the most desirable merchandise on the market today. 200 yards of Sash Muslin-6 styles worth 18c., now . . . . . . . . . . * 3 yards Tapestry, reduced from $1.50 to . . . . . . . . .. . Two Golden Oak Bureaus, with shaped French Bevel Plate Mirrors, reduced g from $17 to . . . . . . . . . . . $ Two Golden Oak Chiffoniers, with French $ Bevel Plate Mirror, reduced from $13 to . . . . .. .. . . $7.25 12 Smyrna Rugs, size 27 in.x24 in. Regular 4 I value, $2.25. Special........................... t Ae 5 6 Jute Smyrna Rugs, size 6 ft.x9 ft. Regular $395 + value, $5.00. Special.......................... * + 6 patterns of All-wool Smyrna Rugs, size 9 $14.95 ft.x12 ft. Value, $25.00. Special............. * 24 Wilton Rugs, size 27 in.x54 in. Regular val- $1.00 tie, $2.00. Special .......................... 5 patterns Tapestry Brussels, 10 yds. to 15 yds. to a pattern. Regular value, 65c. yd. Spe cial .............................. *..... 7 7 patterns Superior Brussels, very choice patterns, some with borders, in quantities from 19 to 50 yds. Reg ular value, 75c. and 90c. yard. Special ............ * 315 yds. Haffi Fiber Carpets, beautiful, dainty effects for bed room and parlor, in a variety of colors and + patterns; quantities from 5 to 27 yds. Regular price, 6oc. yd. Special........................ /2. +.. 14 Kensington All-wool Art Squares, size 3x4 ' $ yds. Regular price, $io.oo. Special........... $6.45 $ yds.I lot Floor Oilcloths, in quantities from 5 to 23 1 $ I" yds. Regular value, 50c. yd. Special............. 9C. Bigelow Axminster Carpets, in a choice variety of 5 . pretty patterns-slightly soiled-quantities from 20 to 40 yds. Regular price, $1.85 yd. Special.. ~/2" . 1 Fereghan Oriental Rug, ii ft. I in.x14 ft. 7 in. Blue + ground, all-over design; figures of red, olive and + white. Regular price, $125.00. Special ....... $72.50 Full line of -Bedwear-blankets, com= $ forts, sheets, pillow cases, etc.-and plenty $ of bargains, too. $ F st.. cor. 11th. Storage Warehouse, 22d and M is. + Furniture Factory. 14th and B. Mattress and Couch Factory, I SAENGERDUND CARNIVAL. President of the United German Societies; Wassamanri R. Maui, M. Siebert and M. Celebration Last Night Pronounced a Arneth. The "kielne Rath" was composed of Success. Messrs. Frank Claudy. F. A. Rokar, A. The Washington Saengerbund last nig't Jook. S. Zwissler, Fr. Rebstock F. Carl, H. held the twenty-third annual celebration of Scheverne, A. H. Levy,,A. D. Levy and H. the "Carnival." The hall was beautifully Xander. decorated according to the customs of the Rhine with bunting and flags. The people TRADEXRK ACT SXGNED. wore fools' caps. At eleven minutes after eight. as is the custom at this event, the orchestra played the Carnival march and islation in Years, Prince Carnival XXIII. . impersonated President Roosevelt has signed the tra by Frank Claudy, entered, followed by mr il fiighssgauewt e " Der klne Rath," his body of eleven ad- wihhdbe pcal aefrti visers, and proceeded to the table preparedpuosbytedrcinfM.Jsph. for him on the stage. Esn h a enmc neetdI A miniature washington monument wasseungtenamntothslwTe p'laced on the stage, from the windows ofpeodrismeofoldivrane which each speaker in turn addressed the audience with nothing visible but his face. vdoitaehewrs"AFr 'This ludicrous feature added greatly to theChne"A uaeDl"ndTeRih amusement.KidoStf. The program consisted of humorous tithpuosofM.Eonopret 'peeches, interspersed with comical Germ'an tepnt h mrcnBrAscaini songs in which the entire audience partici pated. The first song was written by Mr.reoitnoftsyasfcnidain C'h. Heurich and was sung by the entireanfia drsmtofheanprvs audience.iosothbilAsterslofor en Mr. William Hannemnann, as professor of t er fwr oeov rdmr law, gave some explanations about histori cal facts which were unknown even to the lwwihwudsadcntttoa et best historians. Thanks were given for ti ncmn so nsa neet o the fools' caps sent by the Arnon Singingonyithslwasibeevdcmpet Society of New York, the singing societiestopvieaeueprtconoths of Mainz, Germany; the Beethoven Maen nerchor of New York and the Elizabethwhmaeueoschdvebtofpr Maennerchor of New Jersey. hp oeipratt h ulc twl Mr. Rockar. the next speaker, as Me-sevtocryuthegatbec fte phisto. pointed Out all those he hoped to taeaklwta s oecuaemn mneet in a short time. uatrrt ananagvnsadr Mr. Herbert Levy gave an imitation ~fofqultanwoknsiin"ufad Mr. Frank Claudy which aroused muchgietthpulcteprhars"aqae amusement, and Mr. A. Richards gave da. some clever imitations of things heard and Unethprecinotislwod, seen around w~ashington. ~ ehrwaigaprl rgatce The final production of the evening wasofodorayhntatImnucur, a concert given by the New Symphonie Or- cnbcm nw yacranbado chestra of Alexandria, which appeared for taeakada htrmiste*x the first tirne before the washington pub-elsvprpryothueradrpitr lic and which received great applause. The o h rdmr ne h rvsoso orchestra Is under the direction of Mir. F.thslw herptinofhegdss Dukehardt. The big drum could easily be aekonb h raeakadteeI distInguished from all the other instru-evrinntetisblvdfrhem ments. Iuatrrt anantehgetsadr After the delegation from the Arion Sing- Ii ulta i euainfrfi el ing Society of tils city presented the fools'Iin atske ca.ps to Prince Carniv'al, the "kleine Rath" A'abgnigo etrtig ip h left the hail, preceded by the Alexandria ln re ytepr odavcts n symphonle orchestra.''"" stnig oadipoeeti The delegation of the Arnon Singing So- h ult falmnfcue odti clety consisted of Messrs. Kurt voelkner, i i.aduo stems motn R DY~I~IMS EVRW ERE frras _____ KNOW THlE VALt'E OF PYRAMID PILE CURE. AaaaXnr nobd "Gratitude alone prompts me to testify to th yaexpoini teVrinamns efficacy of Pyramid Pile cure. Ias March I bu ihenmls otws fBr~g bought a dollar package at the drug store, whiceb m l. etrayatron oeta cured mec of bleeding piles, and I was a sufferer 10u~nmnr r nobd n ti e from them for eight years; but I had not heen lee htteetr ubrsfee troubled with them since, until last September,det.Sosofvgrsrscrsaet when I gave birth to a baby girl and after that Iwokdgngitthmneoriloter had a very severe case of protruding piles, whichmedancoresnthisd. a trained nurst- said was the worst ease she ever Teepoini eivdt aebe sw and my doctor told me to get Pyramlo P11 asdb alcuuaioefgs i Cure again, which I did, and was completetr cared tog h iehs eeooebe oe in three days. I have not had piles of any kindfobinetrlyrefomgssIts since, and it Is all osming to this wonderful rem-alobiedthtsteeni utaa edy. My nurse took a box, which I was glad toprblyenkledtefalsote be able to give her, for I knew she will be able to cueo h iatrwl ee eken help lots of suffering peopie whom I could never aee or know. "I recommend 'Pyramids' wherever I know of any"Aie'thX. one saering as I did. It gives me great pleasure Po h odnTlgah to be able to say I am entirely ced which my Loesfthsymwilbinesedo doctor says is true. I ay God Bless Pyai P'il earta h pelmd atya Cure," From a former great sufferer. Mrs. F. ~i euligteprs hrbo Ancott. 1206 Unity at., Frankford, PhIladelphia. oe rzaa eoi ngo~o 1 Pa. 'Ebis remedy, whic is sol by drsit gen- icr h wste~uht f h a erafly, in Ctty ent ad dollar packages. is us reutdia10b~n gtiieto suppository terse, Is applied directly to th parts nceayfriscmko.btteh) afeeted and perforass its. work quietly ad maim ic o 10i nwu.j~ .e leesly. Its vain. is evidenced by the teeta m e~t vl tee 5o dbga given above and we saga all sra to bleg i zmrJgfsaadw~t pach=== aar and give it a trial tonight Acepnt me Sibd bo oI sabieiitutos sad semamber that these is me mm*es eq. ek ~ "Jest as gse." A little beek ea th Alam aese mtmm Oas. et PIla is ..amshe by the gPaM 0531311 ~Then"kleinedRath" wastcomposed of Mes rs Fr nk Cla dy F. A o a , A OSACE LAID. LEAES 1elegates of the IndlanTribe Proest. A FORMAL STATEMENT WANT NO=UNVU5'O Object to Benewal of Numket Lease or Any Portion Thereof at Present Bate. In an authorized statement made today to a reporter for The Star Win. T. Leahg. a member of the council of the Osage In dians, specifically charges the Secretary of the Interior with breaking faith with the Indians in connection with the Foster blan ket oil lease and with stating before the Senate committee that the Indians consent ed to the renewal of the lease under the conditions prescribed by him, when the In dians had not only not approved this plan, but had specifically stated their disap proval. In- the statement to the reporter Mr. Leahy also charges that the modifica tion of the lease approved by the Secre tary of the Interior, by means of which but one-third of the former territory held under the Foster lease is released, is just what the old lessors wanted and what the Indians did not want. At the time of the original lease, it is explained, a tract of a million and a half acres was Included in the territory held. This entire territory was prospected and oil was found in but about one-fourth of the country. Therefore, one third'of the old territory more than cov ered the ground where oil was.found, and was all the oil companies wanted. The terms under the proposed reduced lease are the same as under the old lease, and -this is what the Italians want changed. They do not care, It is stated, if the whole reservation is leased, provided they secure a decent royalty. As It is now, Mr. Leahy states, the Illuminating OilCompany, which holds the blanket lease, has subdivided its tract into lots, each of which is sub elase4 The company obtains from ;1 to $10 per acre bonus for this land from the sublessees, and also exacts royalty at the rate of 16 2-3 per cent of the production of the oil fields. Ten per cent of this it is required to pay the Indians, keeping 6 2-3 per cent, in addition to the bonus. Mr. Leahy, who makes the statement, IS a prominent member of the Osage tribe, a banker and ranchman and a member of the tribal council. He Is a member of a party of ten men from the Osage tribe who came to Washington to look after the Interests of the Indians. All of the party but Mr. Leahy and Mr. Julian Trumbly, one of the best known Indians in the Osage tribe, have left the city. Both of these men are highly regarded in the Interior Department and Indian office, and both are said to be the representatives of the very best inter ests of the tribe. A high official of the gov ernment stated to a Star reporter today, without knowing what the statements might be, that what Mr. Leahy or Mr. Trumbly says can be absolutely relied on. While the statement which follows was made by Mr. Leahy, Mr. Trumbly was present, and frequently interrupted the speaker to explain certain statements which seemed ambiguous or misleading. The purpose of these two men Is to obtain an investigation of the lease question by the President. and so far they have been unable to reach the President or lay their case before him. The Statement. The statement follows: "Our delegation was duly elected to come to Washington for the purpose of securing legislation providing for the allotment of our lands and tribal funds to the Indians in severalty. Another object of the dele gation is to insist upon an adequate royalty from oil leases on our lands. In 1896 a blanket lease covering our entire nation of about 1,500,000 acres was given to one E. B. Foster for a period of ten years. That lease provided that a royalty of one-tenth of the oil produced should be paid to the Indians. "That lease finally became the property of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company and that company has divided our reservation into three tiers of lots. Each tier Is made up of lots one-half mile wide by three miles long, and each lot contains from 900 to 1,100 acres. The lots are num bered consecutively from 1 to 348. These lots are subleased to any company or in dividual meeting the demands of the parent company. "They make a demand of anywhere from $1.00 to $10.00 an acre as a bonus and re quire a sublessee to pay a royalty of 16% per cent, which enables the parent com pany to pay to the Indians the 10 per cent royalty provided for in their blanket Jlease and leaves 6% per cent of the production to go into their pockets, in addition to the bonus which the sublessees are required to pay before they can commence drilling. "This production at the present time is in the neighborhood qf 150,000 barrels of oil per month. "The parent company, which owns the original lease, produces very little oil by itsi own operation. Fully nineteen-twentieths of the oil produced from the Osage lands is produced by the sublessees, and If the sub lessees can afford to pay the heavy bonus required by the parent company and the 16% per cent of the production as a royalty besides, we believe that in all fairness to the Indians and to the parent company that a larger royalty can be paid to the Indians than is provided under the original lease. Lease Approved Under Protest. "The original lease will expire in April, 1906, and the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, owning that lease, are here in force with all the influence they can muster and with a number of well-paid lobbyists and lawyers for the purpose- of having their lease renewed for a period of ten years un der the same conditions as the original lease. We will go back a little and say that the original lease was- approved by the Secretary of the Interior contrary to the wishes of a large majority of the Indians, as expressed in a protest against the ap proval of the lease, signed by the majority of the tribe and filed with the Secretary prior to his approval thereof, but the lease was approved nevertheless. "The effort now being made to secure an extension of ten years under the same con ditions is protested against by all the mem bers of the tribe. "But, in view of all of the results of our efforts, it appears that the desires of the Indians, who own the land, are to be ut terlg disregarded. "It may be true that there are many un tutored members of the tribe who reguire the guardianehIp of the United States to look .after their interests and there is no objection to the said guardianship if the trust is faithfully executed. I will say, however, that there are members of the Osage tribe of Indians who are thoroughly equipped and are enirely. competent to be consulted and to advice as to what is the best policy for wetfare or the tribe, and they are alsoeeompetefit to judge as to whether or not the sacred trust imposed by law upon the~ecretary of the Interior, act ing for the Ulilted 5tates as guardian for the Indians ne fattifully 'ezequted. "Do not ad~i~eour lariguage'. Such expressions af mtdby reason of the fact that th neessof strangers who have onl taset rights in our territory are aeepl onsidered and legislation whic t~~ for is sanctioned by tly de AM is granted in the shape of an tothe Indian appropriation bill, is tioni to our wishes and' de be qmmnittee on Indian aRsnah in for ihrstmtto and that after seh Ini estgation be *s avs6isd to use his di ortion I jeneming th.e oiginal .Igse for erte eas thgteear~ ilrsl na g SSt gas 8:30 a.m. 3ALM: 89c.. Utftbr.UaV 0 Oil G-ona e or Men an& Women. new andu badle; n exoeflent Taon 80 nmorrow's balf-day PrIce A Wc These Prices H1 Remarkgble values In neN 79c. Corsets, 47i. Corsets made of batiste, In medium, long and girdle lengths; all sizes; good values at 70c. To- 1C. morrow.'& half-day price. Androscoggin Muslin, 7c. Two cases Yard-ide Goiufne Andros coggin BleachedI Ali, which sells at 9c. Tomorrow's Half- 7C. day .Sale-yard..... ...... AmoskeagGingham,6c.Yd. 200 pieces Amoskeag Apron Gingliam, in all the beat patterns; sells everywhere at 7c. Tomorrow's C. half-day price, yard............. 62c. Sheets, 52c. Extra Heavy Linen Finish Bleached Sheets, Size 214x2% yards; good muslin; sell regularly at 2%. Tomorrow's half-day 5 , price................................ 60c. Birdeye, 44c. 18-inch - Red Star Cotton Birdeye, 10 yards to piece, 44C. 0OX. value. Half-day price.. 39c. Bureau Scarfs, 25c. Size 18x52 Hemstitched Ger- . man Damask Bureau Scarfs. 39c. value. Half-day price.. 62/c. Damask, 49c. 72-inch Heavy Quality Half bleached Irish Damask. 62%c. 4VC, value. Half-day price........ Toilet Needs. Emery Boards; jul size; best grade; dozen.; -..s.............5C. Colgate'.s n Violet Toilet Water; large bottle..... c. Mennen's Borated Talcum Powder; can.................... C. NeskwA /ricPe. Embroidered Lavn urn-over 5c Collars; each,.-.., . ............. * Beautiful La4 - ji, with Ruching Tops ................ 19C. Collar and, Sep, embroid ered linen; se . 25c* 75c. Rffled Curtains, 47c. Plain Swiss Ruffled Curtains, 3 yards long; full rufiie;; 75c. value;47 half-day price................... 89c. Curtains, 59c. White Nottingham Lace Curtains; 3. yds. long; novelty patterns; 89c. 59c values; half-day price......... $1.98 Revering, $1.00. 39-inch Revering fbr shirt waists and yoking; regular $1.98 value. Half-day price............. by the Illuminating Oil Company, Senator ji Penrose proposed an amendment to the le Indian appropriation bill, ,and upn that a nendment the Senpt gommittee on In- n a~n affairs had ca ng at which hear g the supporters ofthe original lease, 'I ncluding the lessors and their paid repre- ir ntatives, and also members of the Senate a d Hlouse, were heard. all-with one object l1 nview, to extend the lease for ten years o der the samC conditions as the old lease. I: Delegates Not Heard.r At that hearing our delegates expressed desire to be heard, and while they were ti t allowed to employ a representative and ere told that the department would lookr ater their interests 'i l otmltda egislation, we felt teat we .were entitled to ri .heard and show our reasons for de- r4 anding a greater royalty than is now. be- -P Th committee declined to listen to us-t d t91 us that WeO could malke ur state- tU en to the Secretary of the Interior:- si The Secretary of the Interior assumed to. t1 present our cause before that committee a at m&hearing, and stated that he .would 1i it think of renewing the originkI lease, but si tat he would be in favor of reuewing the 0; ease on 680,000 acres of the territory on rms similar i14 those of. .the origila lease, a tat is, with a royalty of 10.per en to the le "We wil say for the informnation 'of those d ho are interestd' tflat a -lease- en 680,000 ni cres covers the entire oil district of the Osage nation and it is all that the IHlumini- a aing Oil Coinpany desires. They -care of othiig for the balance of the territory r the reason that. it is Improbable terri ory for oil prospects, In the article appearing in The Star~ of b~ ebruary, 16, as. an authorize sta'tement tl rm the ..ecretary ot the Interio J~t. is sted that the Indians 'consented' t such rcompromie;- That Is notjL true state ment of fact, .be ~ .~re of'the delega- -Il Lio and - none oLgt ljdans have ever v, ~nsented to any's*lif comipromise or to ti y renewal of t~ i%dst of our. lands or 11 y portion *of tein'4haless the Indians a ere paid a hig ,19fS oif royalty- than o hat now paid to -ir e alspreciate sHIM has been Aone by .a e Indian Territl $W~nting company v, d we appreciate . wa has been tI one by the subl 4040W'b have develoe a r country und l sgfe taken frop th prent company, 9M wv are not objecting Ui nany way to M1bW etopment of our a untry..hbut we 4'1"it in 4ustpOn and f euity we should' hI better rate of oyalty th ~ Is x a i to us. We had" battle alone in ~ fo- the rao tat we have noyto oz Iy as- a Serqti of the Inteoru 1t MsWeho~ egifr and the desir. of, ur tribe to cidtft amsistance in g thas d all -od uters involving ou tU trl~ igts, utso 1kr we have not been h abo'O@ti the esentSit Of t epart ri mest low to employ sneh assistancet theUt that our tribe ha aple fns In traet bhe gover ment out of which such as auecould pa lort. t"Affrftelkday X.Mt . Good Value, indeful 4=H old Good for Tomorrow, "We 8:30 A. M. to I P. M. v Spring Goods. Remarkable inasmuch a order to do an ordinary day's business in 4 $1.00 Wash Petticoats, 5! A splendid Wash Petticoat, made of best quality s ras, in dainty shades of light blue, pink and gray; ma< brella style; finished with deep double flounce and six gored at the top; on a French yoke with drawstring; length, 40-43. Regular price, $I. Tomorrow's half day price......................................... Excellent Ribbon. Bargah All-silk Taffeta Ribbon, in all the p6pular shade! black, in 3, 4 and 5 inch. Regular Price . . . . 15c. 20c. Half-Day Price . . . . 9. 12Y.2c. HA rf=Day Notions Sale. Elk. Cord Skirt Binding.. Tomorrow Universal Hooks and Eyi Half=Day Sale Until Adamantine Pins. 1 o'clock. Gold Eye Needles SaeyPins, assorted i These Notions for 9-Inch Jet Hat Pins. Raven Bk. Darning Cot. Shoe Buttons......... lyd. Sewing Silk... Tape Measures ........ Safety Wax, with wood I 9-h roinghJtHtPn... Tubular Shoe Laces....... Pure Silk Binding Braid: White Skirt Hooks and I M. & K. Darning Cotton Prima Donna Hair Curlei 4 C 75 Pieces Plain and Fancy Silks. e ' Values, 69c., 75c. and $1.00. To crowd this department for half day the follow large tables: Satin Foulards, Satin Liberties, Plain Pon Check Pongee, Louisines, in shepherd checks (navies a Dotted Messeline Taffeta, in navy, cardinal, Jasper, br gray, green, myrtle; Faconne Taffetas, Satin Stripe F Plain Black Satin Liberty,Black Taffeta, Black Peau de Cyrano, Black Saphos, Black Pongee. 15 pieces White Washable Habutai Silk, 36 in. wi< 89c. value. Half day price... ...................... 15 pieces Lyon's dye Black Japanese Habutai; 8 value. Half day price.............................. Io pieces 27-in. Black Japanese Habutai; 5oc. vali Half day price........ ....................... 20 pieces 22-in. White Washable Habutai; 39c. vah U alf day price..................................... Half=Day Price Cuts on Dress Here's only two items, showing how earnest we ar a full day's Dress Goods business in 4/ hours. Price like these surely will merit a big and spirited respons $1.50 Twine Voile, 69c. 69c. Mohair Sici Colors are Cream, Gray. Royal Blue, , Navy, Red, Green. Brow Navy, Brown, Tan, etc. Full 46 inches an v opar is wide and all wool. Guaranteed to be dinary value, for these M fast dye and French fabrics, at exactly wholesale For half day these $1.50 Twine 69c For half day. Instead of VoNles are, per yard hey are, per yardo. dtly dealt with in the granting of enew, ase on our oil lands without our consent or provision for a greater royalty than we Cbs 3w receive. "We have understood that the Indian erritory Illuminating Compan was will Eg to pay to us a greater ralty if we ? culd consent to the renewal of the oldA the Interior before the committee onA idian affairs was to the effect that the yalty now paid, that is, one-tenth of the -oduction. was enough. "The proceedings, which took place in its regard before the Senate committee, ere as follows: Senator Teller asked the lowing question: "Do you claim, Mr. Sec tary, representing the Indians, that' the mount of ,royalty is too smally' The Sec tary answered: 'No, sir, I think the yalty is all right, it is large enough, and erfectly fair to the Indian.' "We are unable to reconcile the Secre-A .rys statement before the committee with4 he position taken by him in his authorized atement published in Thursday's Star. In :4 iat article he states that the original lease - as 'an unheard of monopoly,' and 'a pub 3scandal.' and in the same article he ates that une department had 'vigorously >posed' the renewal of the lease. "But, right in the face of the published+ tile, he sanctions the renewal of the ae on 080,000 acres, or practically the tire oil district of the Osage nation, un er exactly the similar terms of the origi- ~ LI lease. 1 "The reduction as to acreage amounts to asolutely nothing because it gives to the I company everything it wanted. 1 Opposed to BeneiwaLat "The Indians a~d 'our delegation have P en unalterably opposed to the renewal of 4 e lease or of any portion of the lease, less a- greater royalty was provided. Sldok a "Whatever is done, it Is the desire of the dans that the sublessees who have in- apo frnla 'Pted their money and developed our coun- zicy-osed y should have protection in their- invest ets, and we feel that this will be done _________ 1d that justice and equity will be meted at to the Indians if the matter is placed the hands of the President to investigate, Sthe subject- is one that- should be in 1 rights and demands of the Indians will i yt receive fair oonsideration. "There is no haste for legislation. for e reason that it will be nearly fourteen ontha :before the old lease expires, at- son, deputy grand templar rding ample time for i, thorough inveati- quiry from Drakeley Lodgi tion. and while we do not hope to secure read by the deputy. ezlplai gislation or to interest the President in our In Drakeley fLodge had en aters by- appearing in the publie press, to visit Perseverance Loda e feel that it is due to our delegation that of March 4, andt tM deput e make reply to certain matters which to extend an invitation to ve appeared in the press misrepresenting in Baltimore to call on U Sand the position we have taken. evening. "We sineerely~ desire 'that the matter be. The good of the order1 ild in abeyance until the President can, vocal and instrumental sm rough some competent person, caise as Katharyne Wood, and foi ipartial investigation to b.e de for thi, W. Russell. with inenoi eson that .we have mphieit, oai* specia featre, in .wbich at fair, and jus.' treatment will rutlaeMiss tanes E. Wa! om such an invetiatO. - - ent. The same NbeM w "ethe Prste*hale the ivstigatkaal euapad in n ~tde ad. and some swill.1 beibrought to May A. Pt.unat It which wIll tia we have bea pead4 by Mr. *otI ainsthy treated' * Store Closes I p.m. 25. and 45c. I5 Paper- - High-grade Writing Papers, such as Westminster Bond in blue. Brittany Parchment in gray. linen laid and Ox ford vellum in blue and white. Tomor row's half-day price, pound, 15c. our Sale. dnesday," Only From s the prices are fixed at a level In I% hours. )C. $1.25 Gloves, 75c. 50 dos. Women's Two-clasp Glace riped mad- Gloves, in such shades as mode, gray, pearl, ox-blood. white and le full urn- black, in all sizes; regular L -inch ruffle, s1.2Z value. Tonorrow's half day price....................... e 59C. $1.48 Wrappers, $1.19. Spring Wrappers, made of excellent quality percale, in good. washable shades of red and navy blue: full front, with IS. pointed yoke front and back; stylishly trimmed; extra wide skirt; finished with ;, including full deep flounce. SIxes a4 46. Regular price. $1.48. Tomorrow's half-day price 25c. 40c. Neckwear, 25c. l7c. Men'. High-grade Neckwear. aelu sive colorings and patterns, and are excellent values at 4Oc: Tomorrow's half-day price................................ 2 doz., yard. olose Reduced. 1c. card. Children's Fine Ribbed Black Cotton ......1c. paper. Hose; extra heavy double knee, heel and ......1c. paper. toe; warranted fast black. a......1c. card. Regular 19c. Hose. Tomor ....Ic. each, row's half-day price......... n ..ic. card. .......Ic. card. Ladies' Fine Black Maco Cotton Hose; ......1c. spool. high-spliced heel and double .......1c. each. toe; Hermadorf dye; 30c. val andle.1c. each. ue. Tomorrow's half-dayprice ........lc. pair. Five for $1.00. all col...1c. yd. :yes. . .c. card . .e card. Wash Goods. a....c. set. 29c. Chiffon Voile, 16c. 50 pieces Mercerized Chiffon Voile. 28 4c inches wide; colors. light blue. pink, 4 hello, gray, cream, white and black; a regular 29c. value, for ng silks On half day, yard................... .ees, Fancy nd blacksj, 25c. Printed Organdle, own, black. 12P dtc. ancy Silks, 25. Printed Organdie; neat and large -e Blac oral effects; blue, pink, Soe, Black hello and yellow; for half 2 Q - day, just half; yard ....... e;59C. Boys' Suits. $c. 55 to $7 Values, $3.98. )* 59c. 88 Youths' Long Pants Suits. 81" 15 to 20. Made of fancy cassimere and ie, navy blue cl-eviot; the latest cut and first - class workmanship. Ranging in value from $5.00 to $7.00. One-half day $39 price, per suit............... 112KAc. Gingham, 8%c. Soo 25 pieces Seersucker Gingham. in G stripes. plaids and plain colors; e to roll up 12%c. values; half-day price.... Ce :oncessions $3.50 Blanket, $2.98. e. 11-4 full size White Wool Blanket; Ilan, 45c. good weight; excelient val". $2.98 9 *for .$3.50; half-day price ........ n, etc. 42 and English goods is an extraor- 20c. Embroidery, I5c. 3hairs are sold Nainsook and Swiss Em roldery, up rice. to 8 Inches wide; all the newest. c., 45c. designs; 20c. value' Half-day 5 ..... price ................................... 1 c . ed Tomorrow One O'clock. )E-MAKERS. Wedinesday Only. This Cane-Seat Rocker. 69c. Golden oak finish, carved back, turned e spindles, brace arms, cane seat, and well niade; worth $1-75. W E WIL L ~T RUST er-Seat Chair ~9c. ed back, turned spindles, er seat, Very heavy, and ~Orth $2.00. 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