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WASHI NkT ON. W DNZDAY .......Xszk So 190C. CROBRY b NOYE........... .ditor M zvi-- OmAM boe a eNad ern mAM M Oea m--= s se t ae eam WaOgesa a mae M s sa News oaa As-fteiag aeias Ai as nso petr n s be t M & uew" assesomt of rema abesmeo, S SSUes e XTAM SaM as be &*--- M e a M1Me1IONal osa- wSh "e ee, but asply t - VZAM, er to n Mse"A er 3hos MOMM DeIatm8e101 --0-9dftf fe tOes o gss Railroads and the Tarif". The announcement that the Senate com mittee on interstate commerce is to be called together at once to begin the investi gation of the railroad problem will every where be wel received. It is equally of in terest, too, that the greater part of the work will be done here in Washington. Junkets, it As recognized, will be unneces sary. Railroad officials and those com plaining of railroad exactions can easily journey to this point, and statistics bearing upon the general proposition of govern mental regulation are obtainable here in greater volume than elsewhere. This is pre-eminently the place, therefore, for con ducting the inquiry, and there seems no reason to doubt that it will be conducted with a view to the preparation of a bill covering the evil to be corrected. There is still the suggestion advanced that this movement is but the forerunner of a movement for government ownership of railroads; that the railroads themselves, rather than be harried by strict govern ment control, will prefer to pass into the government's complete ownership, and will maLke any legislation short of that not only difficult, but ftnally impossible of ap pication. This is questionable for several reasons. Government control and government own ership are two very different propositions. The former has long been advocated by men of conspicuous conservatism In affairs, while the latter has been bracketed with sohemes -which the people have repeatedly repudiated at the polls. As for the rail roads themselves, they have, and under rigid government regulation will continue to have, by far too good a thing to want to part with it willingly at any figure. The future of railroads is in every way prom ising. Now if the Senate finance committee will proceed promptly with the investigation ordered of the tariff question we shall all have something further to be thankful for. A little delay may result from the absence of Chairman Aldrich in Europe. But his stay will not be long, and upon his return he should set the wheels of the Senate's order in motion. A tariff bill, it is true, must originate in the House, but all that the Senate committee may do In the way of collecting statistics and developing opin ion will be at the service of the House, and should be of great aid to it in the handling of the proposition. Russia's Failing Credit. An interesting bit of news is reported from Paris which shows that Russia's trou bles are not all military or industrial or political. The financial problem is appar ently assuming proportions which must be reckoned with in estimating the length of the war in the far east and the ability of the government at St. Petersburg to stand resolutely in the way of peasant reforms. For the war Is enormously costly, and if the strikes are not quickly settled and the peasantry put upon the plane -of prosperity there will soon come a dangerous shortage of the imperial revenues. This Paris dispatch indicates 'that the bankers of that city, from whom have come most of the loans which have been floated since the war began, are inclined to call a halt upon Russia's insatiable demands for more money. The latest requisition from the imperial treasury was for an advance of some 800,000,000 francs, or about $100, 000,000. It is stated that the president of one of the large financial institutions of the French capital distinctly objected to addi tional loans exceeding 500,000,000 francs. or $100,000,000. and it is positively announced that there are many doubts as to whether even this sum can he raised, and that the Russian minister of finance has been given to understand that this is the very last loan that can be floated in Pais for some years. The French investors are now realizing that there is a grave danger that their money has been placed very inse curely. If the money supplies fall short there must come an early end of the war in Man churia. Russia cannot hope to raise more than a very few millions from her own people. The number of possible purchasers of bonds in that country is said now to be exceedingly small. The peasantry and the business interests are taxed al ready to the breaking point. It Is growing digficult, according to recent reports, to meet the ordinary bills of the domestic &d ministration, and the late riots and strike disorders have assuredly not been inexpen sive to the government. Therefore this Paris dispatch, indicating that Russia has reached the limit of her credit on the most friendly bourse of Europe, may indicate the b>eginning of the end even more plainly than the reports of repeated disasters in the field. After observing the gayety In the Euro pean capitals, Mr. Watterson may begin to suspect that Newport might be worse. That old remark about winter lingering in the lap of spring will soon be due. New York's Strike. 'A street car strike in the city of New York is something always to be dreaded. so vast is the multitude of people carried by the surface, elevated and subway lines, and so dependent is the great community upos these line, of communication. If they are absolutely prevented from operation the metropolis suffers a tremendous money less, and through it the business interests of the whole country are affected disastrously in coinequence. If, on the other hand, the owning corporations try to operate their lines desite the refusal of their regular hands to work the danger to the public is sious. In the present case, with the over head and underground lines subject to a general strike, and only the surface lines in full operation, the conditions in New York are only one remove from being both extremely dangerous and heavily expensive. Already, with the Interborough Company, which owns the two systems affected by the strike, which carry the great bulk of the passengers, trying to manage its lines with green hands, there has been not only a thoroughly demoralised and inadequate service, but a collision in the sub,ray, due to the inerperience of a miotorman. Thirty persons were badly hurt, and one at least lost his life, The strike is the result of failure of nego tiations between the operating company and representatives-of the workers, the lat ter demanding frst the -analtn of all physical testa In the emu*sgmstn of motor masabo-o -er for the motormen ad hfter- bors and -a 1 per ent ase . a twsfr at ape egesa. the ASU. paogs is*peb as wemoin t lition of the phys SoM E 5atMeS year agresmkst wbkb bn& eakmftswdgd a the meew sepremettes a shot am aw which is now violated and 18ied. I Ja A sagesave .onimeny etes t phys1ws tests are s oe$ Ue the public. and. in resti"ng he dead for their abMito*, the eeMPOny is d fli to hire men withut vufAdjtec Uar such tests, sad on the ABat dw4 the sie a costly colision occurs. The attitude of the strkerf twat the public is wen lsthted -by the gSWAi statement by the leade' of the * afta upon learning that- the "Sananm peposes.to Import large numbers of strikebhesakers. "More men means Mira and Aere trains run by green ameas 401W aad more deaths mea helf to Wr SUMM., It may be questoned whether either s cares a rap for the pd6ic. The OW a' intent solely upon secring .bAttW,Tages and hours. at whatever cost, and the conk pany is determined to resInt 'tht demand though the public muffr entold inwnren -Jence and lowm, and even Injury and death. Yet the weight of popular aympathy is likely to be with the corporation for insist tug upon the observance of a formal agree ment and the retention of the physical tests, which, in normal times, are absolutely necessary to keep te chances of disaster at minimum. There will at least be no patience with the efforts of the strikers to prevent the operation of the lines otherwise than through pacific persuasion of the men who have taken their places. The fair minded American always resents the claim of the striker that his abandoned post shall not be occupied by another man, even for the sake of supplying the public necessities. Two Notable Veterans. The career of Judge Jackson of West Vir ginia and that of the late Judge Reagan of Texas are both quotable against Dr. Oler's theory. Judge Jackson at the age of eighty has just resignel from the bench after a serv ice of over forty years. He was forty, then, when he ascended the bench, and his record there Is one of much ability and usefulness Since reaching his sixtleth year he has passed upon some of the most important of the many questions presented to him; and his decisions have not lacked for force. In fact, as is stated, he Is still a man of vigor, and was rather slow to concede that he ought to take a rest. He felt able to ex tend his official service, and in retirement he may have ten years pr more of well earned leisure. Judge Reagan was in his eighty-seventh year, and while he was somewhat promi nent as a young man his important public services were rendered after he had passed his fortieth year. He was forty-four when he entered Jefferson Davis' cabinet, and long past sixty when he was one of his party's leaders In Congress here. In the preparation of the measure which brought the board of Interstate commerce commis sioners into existence he was most con spicuous, and showed many resources in dealing with the complicated questions of railroads and their relations to the public. His national fame, indeed, rests upon the achievements of those years when, accord ing to the Oslerian theory, he should have been tucked away In eternal slumber. Pioneer stock Is hardy. West Virginia In Judge Jackson's youth was a wild and rough country, and the men who conquered it cleared Its forests and hills, its roads and cities, and made what subsequently became a sovereign state, were in every way fit for their work. Sixty years was no measure of their usefulness. Take Henry G. Davis as another sample of them. And Texas when Judge Reagan arrived there called for even greater exertions. Savages and desperados roamed about at pleasure, and the civilized settlers had not only un tamed nature but untamed mankind to deal with. The man who was not built on a sturdy plan and did not possess pluck and endurance could promise himself nothing. It is not surprising, therefore, that a man who became a leader In such a, country in such an era should have become a leader elsewhere and lived to see his eighty-sixth year. - - Visiting the Philippines. Secretary Taft's party to the~ Philippines should be a large one. The larger the bet ter. Let as many of our public men as possible visit the islands and see for them selves what we have undertaken there and what accomplished and what remains to..be done to discharge our full duty to our wards and to ourselves. Scuttle, is no longer In the public mind. We are going to stay in the archipelago for 'a long time at least, and while we do stay we must acquit ourselves well of a diffBcult task. -The close of the Russo-Japanese war-certainly not far distant-will bring the whole east under consideration In a new light, and.our ad vantages and responsIbIlItIes in the Philip pines will then appear plainer than they have hitherto. In the next Congress the archipelago Is destined to cut a figure, and Speaker Cannon and the representatives and senators who accompany him on this trip will be the better prepared to handle all questions pertaining to it. It may be Inferred that so shrewd a wo man as Mrs. Chadwick would not go to trial without the assistance of the best legal talent available. The bankers are not yet confident that she will not come out of the ordeal claiming that she has been vin dicated. Speaker Cannon's visit to the Philippines may prove a hopeful episode in the world's history. A man who can assemble the House of Representatives in a unanimous love feast ought to be able to establish peace anywhere. Secretary Shaw Is, of course, aware of the fact that It is not always the first presiden tial boom In the field that survives to a dinish. Kuropatkin Is engaged in a successful re treat, but Is more or less disheartened by the obvious necessity of stopping before he reaches St. Petersburg. The csar complains that he can find no one who will tell him the truth. He could remn edy his difficulty by giving the 'editor, a chance. The spring poet and the beautiful 'snow poet will now engage In their customary an nual contention for the right of way. As usual with strikes the general public is taking most of Ahe chances in New York's subway difficulties. Promn Shovel to X00. Just now the householder looks at his hands, calloused from the constant use of the coal shovel during the winter, and won ders if life is worth living. Over in the cor ner of the cellar he sees the rake and the lawn mower, tucked away for.future- oper ations. and he knows that within a few weeks he will be called upon as a good .citi -e to do his share in the .making of, the gardens which give Was=Mngton its chief charm in spring and summer. Rd there no reet for the weary? Must he jugsp straight from the shovel to the hoe? The ground hog declared, by his abrapt ae turn to earth, that the winter would last Mn weeks'honger. That Will bring the advent q( spring s, week freen tentaew. 'f4ea.n dar.assri that eprimb n IM sM00 two wiet fro yesteray. these e 46 -,Wa ak an Yt, w r weary or mai be 3t sei ans his bes eses stessmerie st the f the es.m...hon .e"W o.ssa.m be e fettle a asth r so boasm Wft he beels the wora, sweet beth et opebgs a feft as en w feeft g ear a baw S"aw P*wft-x"W rem as an tre0 puttimg feta ahi A" taftw.ay leave&. Tas -Is no 'No'Iltn rae "aeIs(A 10 Set Ot A" s the esM thaeQ e" . Per the natsteem "a- I that sm WMryItreb he pus into his sf-apptaed *Wk- as -aaft he w m" a herse t a pleasure-ftadoSewers and la. The ealen en the palm that "Me ro ee" heafg AM& jef a rf ftly. These that ome Ie the bee and the fafs and the las ma r - the veesft of je" In the world. So let the spring corne as fast an it will, and the good citiven will be ready ftr it with all fIts dtie, hewewsr weary may be his bek and however fht his Vochkstbeik. The Illinois congregation that asks for a "erank" as a niter, Is evidnet lempress ed by the manner In which some of the col leges have succeeded in advertising them selves. The San Francisco police have found so much evidence that Mrs. Stanford was poisoned that they would be quite justified In accepting that as a ftot and proceed; ing to the next step in the case. These insurance squabbles make it a little hard for the gentlemanly agent who has to explain that they do not in the slightest affect the value of a policy. The question now Is as to what ball club shall be sacrificed and compelled to take the Washington club's old position as a tallender. President Roosevelt will hardly be able to convince the Senate that valuable .time is sometimes likely to be wasted in securing advice and consent. . Perhaps Richard Croker yearns to get back to a country where he can bid in a 4 race-horse without risk of offending a royal family. Haming would be less objectionable if some of the oollege boys would keep it I among thegselves instead of trying to in ffict It on the general populace. C Judge Parker is one of the few democrats who have nothing to say about 190. SHOOTING STAI An Expert Opinion. "I understand that Russia Is on the verge of a revolution," said one South American. "It must be something worse than that." answered the other. "They wouldn't have all this difficulty over a mere revolution." - A Theory. "Mr. Meekton says he never spoke a harsh word to his wife." "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne. "But I'm not sure whether that is due to kind ness or caution." An Attenuated Consolation. The food trusts our poor purses flout, But hope the heart still gleans, The dandelion soon will sprout And we can live on greens. Hardship of Culture. "Who is your favorite composer?" asked the eminent musician. "I don't know, answered Mr. Cumrox, wearily. "And if I did know I wouldn't be able to pronounce his name." Human Wis'dom. "Do you think- the average of human wisdom is growing higher?" "No," answered the gloomy-looking man. "The races keep coming along every spring and fall Just as usuaL" "If everybody was as lucky as he thinks he ought to be," said Uncle Eben, "dar wouldn't be nobody lefr to do de regular work dat has to be 'tended to." Another. Goin' to have another 'nauguration pretty soon. 'Ihe robins are rehearsin' for a grand tri umphal tune. The trees are gettin' ready to put on their best array And join in celebration of a general holiday. There's a new administration that is comin' into power; There won't be any trust to regulate the budding flower. And there won't be any limit to magnificent display When we start the grand procession for the welcoming of May. The True Standard. From the Nashvlle American. The world's greatest lkenefactors have been men who lived and died poor in ma terial wealth. The scholar, the patriot, the statesman, the artist, the. scientist, the teacher, the moral examplar, these in th.e greatness of their work make the mere money-grubber seem meanly small. There is too much worship of wealth, but it is not universal, and wealth itself is poor and feeble as compared with the power of thought and the spirit which moves men to work toward the highest human ideals. - The War. From the New York Tribune. It is not a mere battle. It is a whole campaign that is being fought out around the sacred city of the Manchus. The num ber of troops involved, the area of territory covered and the variety and complexity of the strategic movements are all upon a colossal scale. They surpass Leipalc and Sedan and dwarf Waterloo. It may or may not be the decisive and concluding battle of the war, but there can be no doubt that the commander who emerges from it victorious will have won title to a place among the world's great captains. -The Color Question. Tesi the Sprisgflid Republican. The London Daily News says: "Until It has solved this color problem the United States must mark time as a regiment in the army of clvilisation," Sure enough; and. by the way, the British empire has a few little color problems of its own, in India, in South Africa, and elsewhere. But so long as Great BritaIn is all of one complexion it is easy to read sermons. Chilrn AUected lby Divorces. Pepom the Boston Transeript. Perhaps the worst consiequences of the di vorce evil are its effects upon children. The superintendents of two reformatories. one in Ohio and one in Illinois, report that three-quarters of their boys come from families broken up by death or divorce, "mnlyst by divorce." Pennypakr e Parade. Prem the aseg ssseum. The press of Penssylla, owe Governor PennyVaOker sasay. He sode like a Qantawr. Trust the Pennsylvania German _am semaisnee ler Displaying in their entire merous exclusive noveltleS not be imported again thi ferrVd to. A cordial invitation t -to all, wfeither intending New Spring N our Millinery Salon, second f gant models from the leading most recent productions of Mm mille Roger, Caroline Reboux, I :tte and Linn Faulkner. Also American adaptations and b own milliners, which for smartness >eauty are not excelled by the best f< The exhibit embraces a great abt vhich are very fashionable this seaso rimmings, Ostrich Feathers, Dainty Our r Untrimmed Mi (Main Floor, In our new Untrimmed Milliner hoice collection of Untrimmed Hats ew models inr"Toques and Turbans, ; nd at southern resorts, embodying t .nd material UntrifmtMd Hats, in all the new, o $2.50. Read4to:rear Hats, in all the de 'FlovW k%ts made of violets, in hades, at $6.oo. We al9o sfo vin this new first f1 ftFn-md-oig fot' its, incli'1rRoSes, Daisies, Forget ums, Folia e, etc. Prices range fro MaImL oor. t Clearance rienta RuS: F -rnow offering for cli Rugs, both in carpet at dispose of. Included are -enibodying those mel 7pical of the orient, and such as are e aigo Qfe.a large collecti'o >rices. Wi thepreparationl of the sum hould be of general interest. .Small Orin Shirvans, Daghestans, M< tlamadans, redu $io.oo each. Were $15-oo $1250 each. Were $17-50 $20.0o each. V LArge Oriental i EXTRA FINE ARMITZER; ,ize 9%4x12Y2 feet. Rich crimson ~round' with steal medallion, and order of hunters' green and gold, rnd 6 passages from the Koran wioven in panels. iis the, border. Special price, $250-oo GHARYAN; size 105x13Y' feet. Old rose arid old blue medal tion center, with handsome border -an excellent rug. for a drawing room......... ...--- . ---.$22500 Reducel from $300.00. 1 FIIjE 'JUSKABOD; size Exxx Ifeet. Small all-over Persian iesigra og ground. A very andsme -- - ....4$6o.0o ucedfrom$75-oo. 1ThA YaFGHAN; size Saxro Eet. Very silky Bokara design on eh brown grdund........$8o.o Reduscq rom $ioomoo EXTRA FINE KEELIMS; nize-a it. Closely wven;. andsM Ye1as, 'irk extternelf soft shade64 'red, green and' blue. These make excellent couch covers fid can aso b use4fogkbsyy As 00bwa lt -New York-WAS$ al perni anb Imp y, In all departments, ware in Fashions and Fabrics co s season, our orders having examine these, together v purchasers or not. Millinery. oor, Tenth street, we present ele Paris modistes, including the . Georgette, Esther Meyer, Ca iaison Lewis, Mme. Virot Char right, original conceptions of our of style and high character of eign modistes. ndance of Flowers and Foliage, n, and the other new millinery Laces and Superb Ornameits. 4ew llnery Dept. (I Street). y Department we are showing a in the new spring shapes; also Lppropriate for present wear here e newest features, both in design st shapes and colors, from $1.25 sirable shapes,from $3.oo to $6.oo. white, pink, blue, and purple r department a. full assortment pring and summer, -in all varie -me-nots, Bluts, Poppies, Gera M 25c. to $1.oo. Sale of and Carpets. arance a great variety of Oriental d smaller sizes, that we wish to beautiful and choice specimens, Ar colorings and artistic designs found only in rugs of the higher of Domestic Rugs at clearance er home not far distant, this sale tat Rugs. ussouls, QJuendjes and ed as follows: $15.oo each. Were $20.0o. $17.50 each. Were $22-50. rere $25.oo ugs Reduced. 1 CASHMERE ; size 7xc103/ feet. venly colored in rich red, blu.e and ellow. A very attractive rug $65-oo Reduced from $85.00. i CASHMERE ; size 6%2xio feet. bout the same design and color ags as the above, but not quite so ne .... ...... ... ... ......$6.o0 Reduced from $75-00 z lARGE MUSKABOD; size 1I3x43% feet. Rose-red ground,j with Suttanabod all-over design in id blue and ochre. Dai-k blue bor er. An excellent rug, suitable for th'~ary or dining room..$25o tieduced from $30000 INDIA; size izxi5 feet. Large medallion in red, olive and rose on bright red ground. An ideal rug for ie dining room.........$i0o.oo Reduced from $0-oo x VERY HEAVY INDIA; size oa feet. Medallion in rose, light reen and old red on ivory ground. n excellent edroonm rug. .$za5,0 Reduced from $175-00 t AFGHAN, sie 73i2,93 feet epu combination of rich old ed 4 *otbn INGTON-Paris. 3 Exposfti rotatfons fc s from wry quarter of th ntrolled by as tr this mar covered the entire producti ritb other direct Importati< Boys' New Spi E are now showing our New Spring Clothing in plain and fancy eff Also novelties in Also a handsome line of Wash materials. Special attention is called to th< they do, very unusual values: ittle De.' nerer. in olf red. nav bl.e m anegt quwtvUteil wel ade and wenl Special price, $5.00 each. LitUe BoyW gpftmg Overcoats. Rusln st oaled all around; navy bln serge; om to 8. Special price, $5.oo each. Boe Navy leSreSio nt;mdpli rd wit whie andac bidn emboid red emblem on shield- very dresay suit; sines 4 o I. Special price, $4.25 each. Third foor Tenth st. Beautiful White Petticoats. We are showing a rich assortment of beautiful, fluffy, lacey White Pet ticoats, particularly desirable for wear with gowns of voile, etamine ind other sheer materials, which will be as popular as ever this spring. Most of these are exclusive French creations, in one-of-a-kind designs, a9d are shown ia all degrees of elab rateness. Attention is called to the follow ing items, representing most excel lent values: Cambric Petticoats, triwomed with deep ruffle of Valencennes Insertion and lace; full ruffle of ace around bottom; One and ..uffy. Ech.............................. $ CamricPeticots,trimmed with umbrelka loan o Itk. and narrow Valenciennes ae, dust ruffle of Valencienne7 lace. .50 Cacb ........................... .... $ Laws. R tit. trimmed witb deep umbrella lounce o and imitation Dueese lace In ert lo lace ruMe at bottom of flounce Zd 0,e ruXl of lace; very full and$85 luffy. 1kch ..........................5 Haqdsome Lawn Petticoats, beautifufly trimmed with German Valenlace; vey Ich erestions. ach.............. . Silk Petticoats at Special Prices: Taffeta Silk Petticoa, good quality silk, In light lee,dablelaeergen,rdbrw,ppe $495. Value, $6-50 TaftSilk Petticoats, excellet qulty sik d rs,prl, red, white, pastel shades and the $7.5no. Value, $10.5o HadoeTaffeta Bilk etticoats, inwite, pink ,ae, plum, black and brown. Special price, $io-50 each. Also showing latest models in Parisian Corsets For street and evening wear, of ex clusive effects in white and colored satins, white and fancy coutils, em broidered bat.iste, fancy broche, etc., garnished witly dainty laces, em broideries and ribbons, in the latest straight-front and dip-hip effects, which style has been so generally a.dopted abroad for the coming sea Bon. Also Girdle Corsets of rich satin ribbon, in delicate shades of pink mnd blue. Third floor, Eleventh at. New White Goods pecially Priced. A recent purchase of several thou ;and yards of White Dress and Waist Materials enables us to quote specially low prices for same. Some a third, some a half less than osual. i oc., rayac. and x5c, a yard. raT 2-4.c0 rards Fre.ch Lawn, 45 Inche. rde. sottluab. estra guality. 25c. a yard. lT3.O yadaeStriped Lawn la several xaa.a yard. eularprice,-25c. 35c. a yard. )n of e world, embracing nu ket, many of which wil on of the specialties rem Dns, Is extended equally ring Clothing. complete line of Boys' and Youths' including all the popular materials. :ts. mits for the little tots. Suits, in the very latest effects and following items, representing, as Boys' AU-wod 2peelSs 1ae u ma.adWell. fittt; pusts dtows; alt" 6 to IT. Special price, $3.75 each. aM~ Norfolk Jacket SWis ofavy bUm aw Wi fnY mixt.r; doh42=oati 2% o auf., lined; a perfect-fitti.g .et; .ts " to 1. Special price, $5.oo each. ,M". other 11,tc ndmtrasInfu be etle at 6.00. .O*'. 7.,0. .ar,ad . 0a0 A particularly g Ai.e OV.red at $6.50 each. 3Wy. Tan Owert COa T*p Cleats. edzew an wool. eat In the very latest: sty'le. wftb very ---- shoulder effect a&d fall skirt; rift saat W UW 11e" 8 to 17. Special price, $5-5o each. Men's New Shirts for Spring and Summer. Two new lines of spring and summer shirts for men now on dis play. Made of good, stubstantial percale-the plaited-front negligee style, in dainty patterns and colors, that appeal at once to men of quiet taste. Tiny pin spots in blue, black and pink on white ground4 plonty of t the neat solid black and broken stripes on white ground, together with some all-over effects in blue and black tones. Several different: widths of plaits are represented and each shirt has separate cuffs. A spe cial value, $z.oo Each. Pure Irish Linen Negligee Shirts, ecru color, with plaited fronts; the edges of plaits trimmed with nar row white -piping, which makes a pleasing effect; separate cuffs; all sizes. $i.5o Each. 1.an sloor. F .t. High Art Leather Work. A special exhibition and sale of New Art Leather Goods, burnt and hand-stained in numerous colors, and in floral, scroll, cut-out and ap plique designs. The collection<:on siSts of library banners, of small . and whole skins, with well-known mottoes, toasts and quotations ; als'o table covers, lamp mats, pillow cov ers, shopping bags, reagazine eases, music rolls, glove cases, shaving pads, card cases, purses, tobacco pouches, fire screen fillings, etc. Name or monogram burned on any of the pieces without extra charge while you wait. Special de signs made to order. These goods received a Gold Medal at the St. Louis Exposition. 25c. to $io.oo Each. Art Needlework Dept.. Main floor, F at. New Glo=Carts and Baby Coaches. Our line of Go-Carts and Baby Carriages for 1905 is now at its best, being complete in every respect, and includes all the latest styles and pat terns (among which are many nov elties), from the small Go-Cart to the most elaborate Carts and Eng lish Carriages. One of the latest is a folding Go Cart, with hollow tubing frame, which can be folded perfectly flat and put in a trunk. We are the Washington agents for the celebrated Whitney English Coaches, which are conceded to be the best made. All our high-grade Carts.are fitted with the new automobile gear and with the new tire, which is twice as heavy as the. ordinary one, and will consequently wear much longer. $5.00 to $6o.o0.