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TIIE EVENING STAR.
With Sunday Mo rainy Edition. WASHINGT ON. SATURDAY January 27, 1906 CROSBY S. NO YES Editor THE STAB has a regular and pirmaant Tamil/ Circulation much more than the combined circulation of the other Wash ington dalilea. As a Haws and Adver tising Medium it has bo competitor. C7Xn ordar to avoid delays oa account of personal absence, latter* to TIB BTAB should not ha addressed to any Individual conneoted with the office, bnt simply to THE STAB, or to the Editorial or Bust* cess Dopartmeata, according to tenor or purpose. Playing Upon Filipino Fears. The excitement reported from Manila over the re|x>rt tliere that Gen. Luke Wright goes to Japan to negotiate the sale of the Philip pine Islands to that country shows at once how dangerous all talk is ahout our letting the Islands slide, and how difficult the prob lem w ould prove if we were seriously to con Mder It Their experiences with their Span ish ntiers have made the Filipinos suspicious of all men. and their fears are easily played Ul>OII. This .story went to Toklo from London and Iterliu. ,md presumably reached Manila through the same agency. We need not see in it anything Inimical to us from either the lirltlsh in the Gurmiin government, for at most it represents probably only the enter prise of some news writer, who putting one tiling and another together turned out a readable yarn and felt himself repaid. He had i ? ill the story published last year of .1 ipan's designs on the lslunds. he had noted in our "-ongresslonal reports recent expres sions of impatience with the situation oh the part of anti-lmperinllsts. and his yarn stood before him ready for circulation. Toklo is not disturbed by It. nor are we. ?mt the American authorities In the Phil ippine may very well be. Theirs Is a diffi ? ult task and any new complications must t>e most unwelcome They are shaping things with a view of gaining the complete <?onHdei.ee of the Filipinos, and bringing the people into co-operation with them for the general gni>d. They know that the sale ??r transfer of the Islands to any foreign piiw er is not contemplated by t'.ls govern ment and they can see at close range the disquieting and retarding effect of all gos sip on the subject, whether It grows out of a lively reportorial imagination, or the misinterpretation of an official act. one thing is very clear, and that is that an attempted transfer of the islands to any other power, no matter upon what terms, would lead to armed resistance and a sort of anarchy there. The choice is gov ernment by us. or government by the KHIpinos. and those Americans who have suidltd the situation with every advantage are well convinced that government by the latter is not now w.thln range of reason able calculation. Our duty toward the Islands was never plainer than it Is at this* time. Parties and Responsibilities. In his address at the banquet of the Mer chants and Manufacturers' Association held In ltiltimore Thursday night, John Sharp Williams declared "that the duty of the minority is to secure for the whole country the lie-it legislation possible by voting with that el inent of the majority that repre sents the right." This is an excellent statement of the case, und is entitled to all the more consideration by reason of the fact that Mr. Williams In an important matter has just practiced what lie preaches. \s the minority leader In the House he refused to be a mere ob struct milst in the contest over the Phillp X>im T iriff bill, or to maneuver for Its de le it t e ause It did not go as far as he desired, but, taking his cue from Ills idea of tic minority's duty, he co-operated with tic- ni. >rlty to se ure the best terms ob tainable As much as anything else he has done m th.tt body, it fully justifies the post lie holds in the House. Jus' now the President Is taunted with the charge of having taken a leaf out of the democratic campaign book. It Is as serted that the railroad-rate issue is of democratic and not republican origin, and that the President is masquerading in bor rowed plumage. There are charges and ??barges about this matter, and to run it back to Its real beginnings would be dif licult. The populists claim the authorship of the issue, and accuse the democrats of stealing the thunder from them. It Is really not important what the be ginnings of the isaue were. The important tiling Is the state of the issue today, and ?how the people are affected toward It. We may all respect the President for urging what he believes to lie for the people's pres ent interests, regardless of whether popu lists or democrats inay at any time have advocated It. He should take a good thing wherever he finds it, and give it his sup port. and ask his party to support him. He la not the loss a party man because he does not cbn-flne himself strictly to his party's formal pronouncements. It is within his province to make suggestions of his own Mfter the party has spoken, and enlarge the field of discussion and action. Mere partylsm, whether of the majority or minority, pursued blindly In matters of legislation for party advantage, is unwise, and in the end losing, politics. Fortunately Mr. Longworth and Miss Roosevelt are In no sense obliged to read all the slush that will be published about their marriage, by persons who mean well, but are not content to let young people be quietly happy. lien Urosvenor can sometimes see the aame subjects In as many different aspects as good Polonlus himself. Chicago's Problem. Chicago's citizens of good repute are greatly aroused in regard to the condition of affairs in that city Crime and vice have Increased of late years to an alarming ex tent- The streets have become unsafe, even by day. Assaults, robberies and murders tiave grown so frequent that human life and propertj are now In greater danger in thfct metropolis than in a frontier town, galoons liavo multiplied until drunkenness is rampant. The city's moral tone haa been lowered In every regard to a degree that now causes the honest resident of the city to blush with shame before Its critics. The municipal administration has Iwen appar ently unable to check the tide of criminality and vtclousness which has been sieauny ris ing for years. The police force is inad equate to patrol the enormous area of the city. Citizens of various neighborhoods have banded themselves together in pro tective associations and divide their time between the adoption of individual meas ures of defense and the study of the gen eral problem of municipal salvation. A meeting of representatives of twenty-eight of these organisations was held last night, as told in today's news columns, and steps were taken to form a central body to work for the salvation of Chicago. It is suggestive that the measure of re form chiefly favored by the citizens and the aldermen Is an Increase In the saloon license fee. The aldermen advocate a doubling, from 1600 to >1.00t> a year. The citizens, In many Instances, urge an even greater sum. The brewers of the city think that a BO par cant increase would suffice to CttlM the revenues of the city to the desired point for the employment of a sufficiently large force of policemen. This advance would mean an addition of $906,718 to the munic ipal Income, which Indicates that the city's revenue from saloon licenses Is now M.543, 590 a year. If the alder manic proposition la adopted the yearly Income from saloons, assuming that all continue In business, would be $9,067,180, a figure of startling size, considering the character of the busi ness which supports It. Even at half that sum paid for licenses It is evident that Chicago's drink bill Is of shocking propor tions. probably reaching as high as $23. OOO.tMJO a year. The purpose of the civic organisation? In demanding a higher license is not merely to raise additional revenue for police pro tection, but to lessen the number of the sa loons, and to limit the opportunities of the vicious classes to obtain liquor. It Is, how ever. 9omeWhat doubtful whether as many of the small fry would be squeezed out of business by a higher license In such a city as Chicago as the reformers hope. The great majority of the saloons are backed, if not owned, by the brewing companies or the distillers, who have enormous capital. Hut much good could undoubtedly be ac complished by this method In the elimina tion of the low groggerlcs. where the vicious classes obtain vile liquor to stimulate their worst impulses. What Chicago chiefly needs, apart from less saloons and more policemen. Is a high er standard of citizenship and a more thor oughly honest administration of ^municipal affairs. The demonstration of a revolution ary tendency on the part of the decent resi dents afforded by the organized move for reform is a reassuring sign that better tiroes may come. Now for the Real Prosecution. Apart from its undeniably humorous phase | the trial of Kditor Hapgood of Collier's Weekly, in New York, which has just ended in his acquittal of the charge of libelling a municipal Judge, has had Its decidedly se rious import, which, now that the laughter | over the discomfiture of the prosecuting wit ness and his coadjutor In the publication of ' Town Topics has died away, remains to be j considered and applied In the form of re i formatory works. Thanks to the ill-advised j action of Justice Deuel in complaining in court of Editor Hapgood's comment upon j the propriety of his connection with Town Topics and Fads and Fancies the whole j nefarious scheme of the promoters of those publications has been laid bare, with the names of their victims and their methods of operation. There has probably never before been Just such a spectacle In a court room. The prosecution was plainly conducted with the greatest sympathy for tt?e defense. The district attorney himself drew out the fact that It was he who Inspired the article cited as libelous. In his examination of the witnesses he laid the foundations on which the cross-examiners built their Structures of proof, showing the amazing proportions of the blackmail and graft games practiced by the publishers. Considered Judicially, it was a veritable farce of a prosecution, a waste of time. Considered morally. It was a whole some proceeding, productive of great good if followed, as it probably will be, by the logical result In the prosecution of the com plaining witness and his chief for their out rageous course. It is a somewhat disheartening reflection that the full disclosure of the iniquities of the Town Topics method of extracting money from members of society should have been so long delayed, and that it should have come only through the complaint of one of the participants. There has been no secret of the methods of this publication for years. Its scandalous character has been well known In some quarters and strongly suspected in others. Its victims have been leaders of the social and business world. Not one of them, however hard hit by It. ventured to come Into the open with a complaint to the courts. Only'when the game was enlarged and the plan of extract ing money In larger quantities from more people was undertaken did the light of legal proof begin to play upon the shameless pro ceeding. Then one man. bolder than others, carried his grievance to the district attor ney, and little by little the astounding bravado of the blackmailers was exposed to public view. Even then it called for this alleged libel on one of the chief workers of the game to bring matters to a climax. This ought to mark the end of this par ticular form of blackmail. It matters not that the victims are amply able to pay trib ute to the holders of the scandalous secrets or that their conduct has been such as to merit punishment. However loathsome may be the private lives of some of Col. Mann's "pa trons," far worse is the prostitution of jour nalism in which he was the high offender, and the debasement of the judicial office now indirectly but none the less effectively proved against Justice Deuel. The public now expects a vigorous prosecution, with the real offenders at the bar In their proper place, as defendants and not as prosecutors. The Senate and Statehood. The prompt action of the Senate commit tee on territories on the House statehood bill is praiseworthy, and it should be fol lowed by prompt action by the Senate. But there are intimations of delay, and that the bill will have to take Its chances with other Important measures that are piling up In that body. Still, the force of the ar gument which put It through the House should count for a great deal also In the Senate. It la a party measure, made so by circumstances which party men may plain ly see and cannot afford not to weigh. The legislation will affect not alone the peo ple of the territories themselves, but the people as well of the whole country, and the party in power, which represents the latest expression of national popular sentiment, must answer at the polls next fall for the 1 deeds done and left undone In the legisla tive body. It would not worry the railways if the j disagreement between the House of Repre sentatives and the Senate as to the severity j of rate legislation should result In none at i all. The custom of revolutionists In Russia, who when the wrong man Is killed notify the intended victim that the mistake will be rectified, shows a disposition to be ac curate, no matter whose feelings may suffer. It must have pained a veteran litterateur like W. D. Mann to hear Mr. Jerome use such harsh and even ungrammatlcal language in discussing "Town Topics." It is something of a relief to And that certain publications in New York city are supported by enforced private subscriptions rather than by public taste. After noting the number of bills that get into the waste basket It would seem that the poets do not fare so badly by com parison. Considerate Ansa sains. Russian revolutionists are nothing If not punctilious In the matter of courtesy to the recipients of their personal attentions. They usually notify a man when he has been marked for assaoalna tlon. They even tell him the probable date when he may expect a visit from their agents. Sometime* they Inform him that he will have six months In which to give evidence of a change of heart. Sometimes, of course, they change their plans, advancing or postponing the onset, as circumstances require. Now and then they make a mistake and lay the wrong man low. That* happened recently, when Col. LtssovskJ, commanding the 78th Reg iment of Infantry, was slain by members of the revolutionary organisation. It chanced that Col Llssovakl was not on the black books of tbe secret propagandists, and they ?were greatly distressed to find that the wrong man had been killed. They could not bring him to life, but they did the next best thing, according to their reckoning. They promptly notified Col. Prosorovskl, chief of the gendarmes at Fensa. Bast Russia, that it was he whom the assassins should have struck, and not Lissovskl. Western ers may be inclined to think that a mistake of identity might easily be made in the case of men bearing such mouth-filling names, but in truth Is it said that Russians are quite adept in remembering Identities, de spite the handicaps of language. So the error of the slajrers must be attributed to other causes. Whatever the reason for the blunder, Lisoovskl is dead and Prosorovlkl lives, but with the assurance that he will In turn be visited, for the central commit tee has notified him that the mistake of the agents will shortly be rectified. The dis patches do not state that Proeorovakl ap preciates this kind consideration. Perhaps in Russia a representative of tbe autocracy takes all such matters fully into considera tion when he accepts his commission and discounts every chance of separation from the service by suddenly applied methods. There is at least something commendable In the thoughtfulness of these blundering revolutionists In their acknowledgment of a mistake and their Intention to correct It. The Insurance directors now under public criticism are probably glad they live In a country where popular Indignation em ploys newspaper articles Instead of bomb shells. Superstitious people are beginning to re gard the word "insurgents" as rather un iucky, no matter what the connection in which It may appear. j Castro Is wondering whether France will be able to discover a move against Vene zuela that has not been previously tried. It was a little difficult at times to realize that Mr. Hapgood was the person on trial. The Black Hand threatens to make those former terrors, "The Mafia," look like a band of amateurs. Arizona may as well get to work building school houses In order to bring the New Mexicans up to a proper intellectual level. The west is a great country, but Its bliz zards do not amount to much when they get east. SHOOTING STABS. Belief. "Do you believe in trusts?" "Well," answered Senator Sorghum, with thoughtful deliberation, "they never de ceived me." Surprises. j One day the birds essay to sing. The next rude biting blasts abound. And everything brings thoughts of spring. 'Tis "April fool" the whole year round. "A hypocrlt," said Uncle Eben, "is a man dat thinks he's smaht enough to fool de re cording angel hisself." Duties Defined. "I will hereafter revise your copy," said the Russian official to the editor, "and see that you print nothing but articles describ ing the benign beauty of the czar's govern ment." "I see," was the meek answer; "you are to be the press censor, and I am to be the press nonsenser." * A Modern Instance. A youth to Congress went one day, He smiled as he prepared to say A piece which opened up this way: "Mr. Speaker!" He thought of how this mighty land In admiration mute would stand As he exclaimed in accents grand: "Mr. Speaker!" And then he thought with swelling heart Of what great things he would impart, When he had made that simple start? "Mr. Speaker!" The hour arrived; he'd try his luck. His patriot pace at last he'd struck. Thus far he got. and then he stuck: "Mr. Speaker!" No audience all responsive stirred In answer to his thundering word. He yelled again, but no one heard, "Mr. Speaker!" A babbling, weird confusion came. Strange voices clashed In wild acclaim, But still he shouted forth the same "Mr. Speaker!" They bore him thence. His pallid face Still wore a look of lofty grace. He whispered as he left the place, "Mr. Speaker!" Pneumonia in the Aged. Fiom the New York Herald. The melancholy death of General Wheeler proves the almost Inevitable ending of such cases. So true is this that it is a medical aphorism that "pneumonia is the best friend of the aged," inasmuch as it saves them from much of other waiting troubles. It was well said by his physicians that if he were younger the favorable crisis might have been reached. Instead, however, the disease progressed In spite of most skillful treatment and release came only with death. Following the rule it was a foregone conclusion. The only hope was In counting on some re served vitality which at that age could not reasonably be expected. As usual, the final scene was a peaceful and painless one. A Useful Verdict. From the New York Tribune. The trial of Mr. Norman Hapgood for criminal libel, which resulted yesterday in a triumphant verdict of actnitttal. has thrown a light on several dark places brought forward for reprobation, and. It is to be hoped, for future punishment some peculiarly hateful characters and exposed to ridicule the follies and foibles as well as the fads and fancies of a con siderable body of persons who have hitherto filled a more dignified place in the community. Whistling. From the Baltimore American. The whistling nuisance Is being seri ously considered at Washington. It Is ap plied as yet only to harbor craft, but there Is hope that the crusade once vigor ously started may eventually work around to the office boy and other latest musical-hlt fiends. They Know It Now. From tbe Birmingham News. Incidentally the republican "insur gents" at Washington might get a pointer or two from?Agulnaldo. who still remem bers a good many things about the In surgent business. What's the TJseP From the Kama* City Tlmas. Miss Tarbell refers to lying as a na tional vice. There la really very little ex cuse for lying when one may simply re fuse to answer "on advioe of counsel." Sarcasm P From tbe Milwaukee Sentinel. John Sharp Williams predicts the elec tion of a democratic House. Mr. Williams simply can't resist hie turn for sarcasm, even when the feelings of hts own party may be hurt by It. Public Health. From the Columboa Dispatch. We want not less Intelligent supervision of the city's health, but a supervision that shall be thoroughly scientific and progres sive. K7SOO 1-lh. lotm to the bunl. For Proof Positive Of the superi ority of Cream Blend Flour, try it the next time you bake bread, rolls, biscuits, cakes or pas tries. Convince yourself that "Cream Blend" really DOES yield the most nourishing and most delicious flour products a good housewife could desire.Re member to or der it next time. AT YOUR GROCER'S. B.B. Earnshaw&Bro., Wholesalers,}?: ?? Order Cream Blend Flour. ill it ECORATIIVE ART ?In PAINTING and PAPEBHANGIMJ finds Its truest Interpretation in the work executed by Plltt. He is a past master at both. Charges low. Drop postal or 'phone. PJifrfr Painter. 1727 7th St. N.W. u ua U. IL, Paperhanger. 'Phone North 1436-M. ja27-10d Complete Outfits for Doing Burnt Wood Work, ?All the best Pyrog- /to raphy Outfits, all the IJV. || requisite parts and a big- 11 stock of Wood Pieces of every description, ready _ for decoratlngr. (Lip. Ryneal's, 418 7th St. jaZTjjftd n-J|andsoimie Carriages J1 ii ?on sRle now at exceptionally low prices. It will be to your interest to purchase one here. TP trorr JC?rriage 4ft4-4T?C Pa.ave.n.w. ? * vPlUi Repository. 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N.W. wagggggggj* your nerves Are ttie life, the vitality, the energy of your body. It la the nerves that cause the heart to pulsate, the lungs to Inhale the oxygen, the brain to direct the motion of every organ of the body, the stomach to digest food, the liver to secrete the bile, the kidneys to Alter the blood, and the bowels to carry off the waste. When the nerves of the stomach become weak ened or exhausted Indigestion. Constipation and In flammation result, because the stomach is Inactive. This Is true of all the organs of the body, and proves that to eure disease you most strengthen the nerves. Dr. Miles' Nervine Is the treat specific for ths nerves, and In bringing them back to health never tails to cure all eases of NsfOtxmess. Sleeplessness, Neuralgia. Headache. Spawns. Backache, Muscular Twitching*, St. Vitas' Dance, Epilepsy. Stomach. Liver and Kidney troo ?Tor two yearn physicians and health resorts failed to re Here ma of a complication of stomach, liver, khtdey and heart affections. Six bottles of Dr. Mica' Nervine cared me."? 6. W. ABCHBOLD, Grocer, Decatur, lad. The first bottle will benefit, if sot, the druggist will return yottr mcocy, Valentines. VtoS^J^UZuSSoUD^b -*ZSt5$5 New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. - Store will close .at J130 p.m. until further notice. Valentines and Valentine Favors, Main floor, G street. Apparel for Southern Wear. E are showing In various departments articles and acces sories appropriate for Palm Beach, Ormond, St. Augus tine and other southern resorts. Included are dresses of very sheer materials and Tailor Gowns, suitable for outing service; Hand-embroidered Linen Blouses, Exquisite Hand made French. Lingerie Waists for evening, afternoon and prome nade; Shawls for traveling and veranda; Gloves for riding, driving, golfing and motoring; Fashionable Hosiery; also a variety of styles in Patent Leather, Black and Tan Russian Calf and White Canvas Ties and Pumps. Also dainty fabrics for lingerie gowns, embracing plumetis, em broidered batiste and handkerchief linen, crystalline, French and English piques and exclusive designs in double-width all-overs, suit able for separate waists and entire gowns, especially appropriate for southern wear. Dress Goods Department (Secomd Floor, G Street). More of the Dainty New Spring Cottons, Suitable for evening festivities and for daily wear at Palm Beach and other southern resorts. HE collection is always on the increase these days?charming new things are daily arriving, and there's continual delighted 'surprise at the beauty and variety of the new designs. These are the first choice from the markets of the world? made by the leading designers of Switzerland, Great Britain, France and America, exclusive things, many of which will never be dupli cated even here. Many women recognize the wisdom of making their selections now and securing the first and best?more women learn by experience every year. Here are some of the newest of the beautiful Cottons from abroad: Printed French Silk Organdie, 1 In a variety beautiful floral designs, on white grounds. 25c. the yard. Printed French Organdie Lisse, In a wide assortment of patterns, in large and handsome floral designs. 40c. the yard. Printed French Efleure, An exquisite new fabric, soft, fine and sheer; floral patterns in delicate shadings. 50c. the yard. French Banzai Silk, A charming sheer fabric for dresses or waists: shown in black, white and all the beautiful pastel shadings. 50c. the yard. Also a large variety of other new and beautiful materials, such as Printed Net, Printed Cotton Muslin, Printed Dotted Silk Organdie, Printed Mousseline de Sole, Plain Colors in Silk and Cotton Eolienne, Silk and Cotton Merveilleux, Silk and Cotton Mousseline, Embroidered Swiss Voile, Printed Nainsook Checks, Printed Batiste, etc. ADso a complete line off David & John Anderson's Ginghams. In Black Goods Section, Monday, We Shall Place on 1 Omr New Spriimg Importations of Lupin's Priestley's Dress Fabrics, Representing the old favorites and the approved new weaves for the coming spring and summer. There are several noveBties among them. Sec- nd floor, G fit. Paris Hand=made Lingerie. HE White Sale includes several lots of hand-made French Un derwear, which are marked at prices usually asked for the bet ter classes of domestic goods. There are gowns, skirts, draw ers, chemises and corset covers, hand-embroidered, hand-tuck ed or trimmed with Valenciennes laces, ribbons, ruffles and feather stitching. * We call attention to the following several lots of Hand-made Che mises, recently arrived, and which on account of delayed shipment, are offered at very attractive prices. Hand-made Chemises of French Percale, with scallop on nwk and sleeves; eyelet* <?T OI run with ribbon. Each Hand-made Chemises of French Percale, wltfh embroidered spray across front; eye- <?T lets run with ribbon. Each "P1*/*) Hand-made Chemises of French Naln sook, with embroidered spray across front; scallop on neck and sleeves; eyelets run with ribbon. Each Third floor. Eleventh st. Hand made Chemises of French Nain sook. with scallop on neck and sleeves; embroidered spray and bowkoots across Ciir front; eyelets run with ribbon. Earh Hand-msde Chemises of fine French Nainsook, hand emfbroldered; evelets run <>* with ribbon. Each $2-75 Also more elegant designs richly embellished i-f*h ? ...4 ... * with hand embroidery and lace. Each y3'^ ^ ipl.^00 Monday, in Infants' Department, Special Showing of Infants' New Apparel, Suitable for wear at Palm Beach and ether Southern resorts. A new importation, just received, of exquisite hand-made Outer and Under Garments, for infants and little children, rich in variety, charming in materials and distinctive in style. This collection of dainty imported wearing apparel, examples of which are displayed in our F street window, offers much freedom of choice to the mother who wishes to dress her little one appropriately, comfortably, elegantly. Infants' Hand-made Long Slips of aoft flnlah French Nainsook, with shirring at neck; neck and sleeves finished with lace. <tT Bach *t>w5 Infants' Hand-made Lang Slips of soft flnlsh Stanch Nainsook, with fine tuck* to form yoke; neck and sleeves finished with C . rrt lac*. Each 9-*-Du Infant*' Hand-mad* Loaf 8klrts of Preach Nainsook, made on waist; skirt finished with hemstitched hem. Each.... Infants'' Hand-made Long Skirts of French Nainsook, made on waist; trimmed with taeked raffle and finished with feath- e. nrt erstltchlng and beading. Each Infanta' Hand-made Short Skirts of French Nainsook, made on waist; trimmed with tucks above hem; some hare $r.oo to $4-5? Infants' Hand-mnde Short Dressea, with fine tucks to term yoke; neck and slssves jfc, 7 fintShed with lace. Baeh VW3 Third floor. Eleventh at. Infants' Hand-made French Hata of hand-embnoldered white pique; made with crown buttoned on and trtm-e- t med with ribbon. Each ^5-00 U> ^12.00 Infant*' Hand-made French Mnll Hata, trimmed with lac* Insertion snd ribbon. ?Q Each -po-50 Infants' Hand-mad* Moll Cap*, close fitting, trimmed $I.OO tO $4.00 Infanta' Hand-embrolder $10.00 to $15.00 Infant*' Hand-msde French Pillow Case*; trimmed with $2.25 to$5.00 Infant*' Hand-made French Bibs, trimmed with feather atitching. lace Insertion and $2.75 tO $6.00 Infanta' dainty ribbon Plans I ? hows. Pair.. trimmed with $I.OO Woodward & Lothrop. $23,000,000 a Year That's the net profit poured Into the Public Treasury of Ger many every year by govern ment-ownership of its Prussian railroads alone. The biggest profits cannot be - told in dollars and cents ; plenty of trains for the public con venience ; handsome and roomy stations; millions of dollars saved to the public by cheap fare and freight; thousands of lives saved every year by right precautions against accidents. More yet: rapid improve ments?railroads getting better and more valuable?and the public owns them. A brilliant and fascinating fact-story?told in Russell's "Soldiers of the Common Good," in Everybody's for February. Everybody's - nagazDoe JS cents a copy $1.30 a year innHnftTF* vrwwinH ~ YT "HI** VO'CI V! CTOR ft TALKING MACHINES =j; ON EASY PAYMKNT8 Largest stock ?>f machines and records_ln ? ? srgest the city. Records at reduced prices, jlihj VICTOR is so fsr superior to the other -y. kinds that they never fail to pleaie the J#* ^ most critical. Come and hear them. Most j? jK; be heard to t>e ippreclated. J* | JOHN F. ELLIS & CO., | 3? 837 I'ENNA AVE. N.W. 3f Wholesale aud Befall VICTOR Ki-presentatlTM. V J? <iel9tf # TIM) One usually thinks of a warehouse as a dim- place, and as a rule it is. This one is not. Even at the busiest sea son of the year you may go through this warehouse and admire its clean appearance. There is dust and dirt here, of course, inside the locked storage rooms, where our cleaners cannot reach it, but there is just as little as possible in any part of this great ware house. Storage Department, American Security anep Trust Company i 140 15th St. N.W. / A.<& P.Qrarsdmother's? Pan Cake Floor Special?Three 2-lib. Packages, 2?c. A special leader for Sat urday only. Regular price, ioc. package. Just one of our weekly leaders to illus trate to you how reasonable our prices are. Comgressioniai Coffee. 0 The coffee of true merit?abso lutely pure?every pound fully guaranteed. Unquestionably the finest coffee sold In America. A blend of pure old Java and Mocha. Fresh roasted dally. Only to be had at our store, branches and market stands. Our 2 gf prlce always, per lb s>aJ?V. Thea-Nectar Tea. A delicious and extra fine qual ity of pure Tea. Has a flavor which Is distinctively Its own. Sold exclusively by us and high ly recommended by thousands of dally users. A specially mixed Black and Green Gun- XjfVp powder. Our prlce.per lb.. ~U) vrw. Atlantic & Pacific 9 0 0 Main Store Oor. 7th and _ Branches in all parts of the city. Stands In all markets. j*28-B0d HAIR GOODS HALF PRICE. 6witches *3 00?formerly *6 00 Gray Switches $4.00?formerly $? 50 Oray Switch* *8.00?formerly *8 00 Ln'i Hair Medlcaut. fl. Eeatorea gray balrto natural color?OCARANTEEP. Preyeota falling nalr. Ualrd retting. Shampooing, Dyeing and Bleaching. S. HELLER'S, 720 SEVENTH 8T. N.W. Jal8-20?1.eSo PIANO! For Sale or Exchange. Fine Goods? Low Prices. Cash or Time Payments JohnF.Eliis&Co-., 937 Penna. Ave. N.W. a