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A Special
?Quarter Grand,
?infant Grand and
?Baby Grand Pianos.
yv OV are invited to a
special exhibit of
? IxV \ the new style
Chickering Quar
ter Grand, Infant
Grand and Baby
Grand Pianos.
We will be pleas
ed to have you
test the marvel
ous tone qualities
of these artistic pianos, which
represent the highest perfection
attained In the art of modern
pianoforte construction. Sold on
easy terms if desired.
Ware rooms,
E225 Pennsylvania Ave
n _____
"If they're Rich's Shoes
they're proper."
Ten-one F St., Corner Tenth.
Many New
?have arrived during the
week just closed,again com
pleting the splendid assort
ment?the unequaled va
riety?of distinctive fash
ions. The demands made
upon us during the past
week for evening, wedding
and reception footwear have
kept us extremely busy,
and to some extent depleted
the showing, so that the
new shipments will again
make the exhibit complete
for those who will be buy
ing such footwear for the
many events which will take
place in social life during
the coming week.
Evening Slippers, of kid
and castor, in white, gray,
lavender, purple,Nile green,
yellow, pink, blue, white,
red, tan and black: also
Beaded Slippers, in white,
pink. Alice blue and black
and h a n d s o m e patent
Evening Slippers, of satin,
in white, blue, pink, red,
green and black, in plain,
opera and strap; stylish
Pumps and Sailor Ties, of
demi-glace black Russia,
mat kid and patent leather.
The showing of the New
Spring Oxfords is almost
complete, and embraces
every fashion which will be
Paris '1 ies. in Alice blue
and lavender, made of Sea
Island cotton.
Castor "Alexandria" Ties,
in gray, blue, green, golden
brown, seal brown, purple,
lavender and black.
B, Rich's Sons,
Ten-one F St., Cor. ioth.
$25MQ> in QoBd.
For a<vppted short story on the Stephenson SAN
Write for suggestions with 2-cent stamp Ljun
Mas*. Jal2-tf
Congregation of McKendree M. E.
Church Transacts Business.
Tin fourth quarterly conference of Mc
K? ndree M 10. Church met at the church
Tinmdtr WWlat last. Rev. Dr. H. R. Xay
l'r presiding. Gratifying reports were
iii.\d? from all departments of the church,
i i.e board of stewards elected for the year
an ,\. o l*itham. recording; James C.
J> n; -on, i.lstri Isci Bowbeer, C. S. Mao
ri* nzu*. I >t . J. 11. Wesler, llager Bouck,
J' ? an E. Slick, Archie W. Davis, Watson H.
I: irt rr, George W Mobray, G. F. Johnston,
llonict .Miller anil 8. S. Culbertson. The
? asi.-.'s arc 11. K l':l|sbury, A. <?. Latham.
II S. Hurler. R. V. Belt, l>r. Thomas C.
Smith, it. I. Middleton, S. T. Covert, S. E.
T<mill.'.son ami Middleton Birkhead. The
delegates t>> the laymen's annual conven
tion In Baltimore are R. V. Belt, A. O.
l.tthani. I)r J. H. Wesler. Frank T. Israel.
George W Mobray. The appointment of
Fra ik T Israel as Sunday school superln
tendent was confirmed.
Members of the Methodist Cnlon were
. <>.-? i as follows: Henry ,s. Hurter, Dr.
T f. Smith. Rev. J. B McLaughlin, Archie
W Davis. S. S. Culbertson. The local
pi? toilers are Rev. J. B. Mclaughlin. J
Edgar Smith; exhorters, John E. Slick,
11 irry D. Sn wart.
Resolutions asking for the return of the
jj.istor. E. I.. Hubbard, and the presiding
> Mi r. Dr. Naylor. were unanimously adopt
> as w ;s another Indorsing the work of
tM church d?;cone.vs, Miss Cartes K
S? artz.
The Southern's Palm Limited
to Florida, also Aiken and Augusta, leaves
Washington dally, except Sunday, <i:A5 p.m.
Eh i trii- lighted throughout. Other high
ilass trains to Florida and all other re
sorts for winter outings. 1.. S. Brown,
G A . Southern Railway, 705 15tli st. n.w.?
Adwrtlh men!.
Automobile Damaged by Collision.
An autcmobile belonging to Robert Cav
erly of 304 loth street and a street car col
lided at the Intersection of 10th und *
streets about J?:.'10 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The automobile was slightly dam
aged, but nobody was Injured.
Society in the National
Capital and Elsewhere
(Continued From Second Page.)
tilly lace, and carried pink roses. After
the ceremony the immediate relatives of
the contracting parties were entertained at
an Informal reception at the residence of
the bride's parents. The young couple re
ceived numerous and valuable remem
brances. They left on a late train for
southern points, and will spend their honey
moon at Palm Beach, Florida.
Mrs. William Morgan Shuster will be at
home Fridays' February 2 and 16.
Mrs. Col. Samuel J. Book and daughter.
Miss Katherine E. Book, of Tullahoma,
Tenn., have arrived in.the city for the win
ter, and are at 202 A street southeast,
where they will be at home to receive
friends Tuesdays and Fridays.
The congressional ladles at the Hamilton
Hotel will receive Wednesday afternoon,
.January 31, from 3 to 6 o'clock.
Mrs. T. Franklin Schneider will receive at
the Cairo Saturdays, February 10 and 17.
Mrs. Ernest W. Roberts will not be at
home Tuesday of this week, but will receive
February 13.
Miss Ella A. Ivoontz of Washington. D.
O. and Mr. Russell Aleander of New York
were married on Wednesday. January 21,
UMS. at Clrtice Church in New York city by
the RevJ Mr. Huntington. The bride
was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Colby of
New York city and the groom by his
brother, Mr. Wood Alexander. The bride
was attired in a gown of apple green chif
fon velvet over taffeta, white hat with pink
plumes. The bride tg an accomplished mu
sician and was the recipient of diamond
and other ornaments, besides numerous
valuable presents from friends in and out
of Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Richard Sylvester will be at home at
1223 Euclid street February 5 and Febru
ary 19.
Mrs. Henry Clay Browning will spend
this week in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Mrs. and Miss Browning will be at home
Friday, February i), from 4 to G.
Mrs. J. Riffard Mickle and Miss Addie
Ruth Mickle will be at home to their
friends Tuesdays^ February 13 and 20.
Mrs. Woodbury Pulsifer and Miss Hall
will be at home Tuesdays, February 0 and
20, at the Brunswick.
Capt. K. J Hampton, Cnited States army,
and his wife and son are at the Ebbitt
House, having just arrived from Manila,
Philippine Islands.
Capt. and Mrs. E. J. Dorn are at their
home 1720 21st street northwest, hav
ing lately returned from New Orleans,
where Capt. Dorn was stationed at the
navy yard.
Mrs. H. H. Barker and Mrs. Albert Fos
ter will be at home February 1 at 8 o'clock.
Miss Marquand of Easthorpe House. Not
tinghamshire, England, has returned from
New York and is at present visiting her
aunt. Mrs. Robertson, 1745 N street north
CI,ARK, DAVENPORT & CO. report a
large volume of carpet and rug business as
a. result of their January sales. Never in
the history of the house has it offered so
many striking patterns at such drastic re
ductions. Almost every carpet and rug in
the immense stock has been reduced. One
especially attractive offering is a line of
Wilton rugs at one-third their usual price.
One will find here large and varied lines
of Bigelow Brussels, Axminster and vel
vets, Wilton velvets, French Axminsters,
and, in fact, every reliable make of carpet
at surprisingly low prices. Clark, Daven
port & Co. also make a specialty of seam
less rugs, made to order in any size and to
harmonize with any color scheme.
S. KANN, SONS & CO.-This store will
surely be crowded tomorrow, rain or shine.
Another shipment of that French silk
eolienne will go on sale. The entire mill
production was bought. Last Monday every
yard of the first big shipment was sold and
orders for 2,800 yards were taken. This
week there is enough to fill these orders and
about 5,000 yards over. A full line of the
favored Paris shades is offered. The ma
terial is a combination of silk and linen,
light, lustrous and washable. Another ex
tremely interesting offering is in silks,
about twenty different weaves heretofore
high priced, which will be offered for less
than half. Leather goods enter the clear
ing sales with some very welcome price re
ductions?things for men as well as women
included. Two splendid lots of fur# are of
fered at big reductions. What these lack
in quantity they make up In values. If
dinner sets are wanted, the half-price offer
ing for high-grade sets, with a few minor
pieces missing, ought to attract you. The
clearing sales will end next Wednesday.
The inventory will then be taken and the
incentive for selling at less than cost, as is
being done in many instances, will cease.
It is the pride of the firm that whatever
is advertised is to be had for the period
stated, and this policy makes it inadvisable
to mention many things where there are
but one or two of a kind. These things are
on sale placarded with clanring-sale signs.
THE PALAIS ROYAL page today is de
voted to a "Mill and Factory Sale." This
semiannual occasion occurs between sea
sons. and best of bargains result.
"The passing things" and "the coming
things" are the subject of the Palais Royal
page. The descriptions and prices will
prove interesting reading. "The passing
things" include the warm clothing one can
wear to advantage until March winds are
no more and prices are so little that one
has no excuse to be without anything really
needed, i'nder the heading of "the coming
things" ore not a few price surprises for
spring style suits and other ready-to-wear
garments. The summer organdies and kin
dred fabrics can be bought to advantage,
not only because of low prices, but because
they can be utilized now for evening gowns
and later as summer-girl costumes.
The Palais Royal "Mill and Factory Sale"
announcement has appeared in The Star
periodically for many years, and is an im
portant feature of today's issue.
LANSBl'RGH & BRO. announce a pre-ln
ventory sale. They want you to come and
help them take stock. Everything in the
store will Vie marked down, every broken
lot. every short line will be sold at Cost or
less. If you go and buy the splendid goods,
the things you need and must have, you'll
save them the trouble of inventory. They
have put the small prices on them to make
it worth your while.
Eight hundred women's tailored suits way
below half. Walking skirts of Panama
cheviot and broadcloth at prices that will
create a surprise. They are closing out
Royal Worcester Corsets, the new models.
Look up their ad. of today for the new
prices. Shoulder shawls at one-third for
mer prices. Fur weather is here for a
month or two; why not buy a piece or a
set of furs and save half and more.
LEVERTON & CO. are announcing today
the exhibit of a splendid stock of advance
spring and summer. fashions in women's
suits, coats, skirts, waists, etc. They in
vite particular attention to a consignment
of women's suits jusU received from their
New York connections embracing a hundred
distinct effects?the models used by a prom
inent maker after which he made up his
entire stock. The lot Includes suits made
of all tiie new mixtures and Panamas and
broadcloths, in black and new shades. In
the new "Eton" blouse and "Pony" jacket
effects, and nr." being offered at a quarter
less than actual worth prices.
PHILIPSBORN'S?Lively business is
promised at this popular store for the
first three davs of the coming week.
These are the last days before inventory
and prices have been finally reduced on all
winter goods in preparation for that event.
The pre-tnventory sales of past years have
always drawn large, crowds of thrifty
shoppers, and it would be surprising in
deed if this sale proved an exception.
Prices of all clases of garments are af
fccted?suits, coats, gowns, skirts, wafsts,
raincoats and fur-lined coats. In many in
stances the reductions are half or more
and the very best bargains of the season
are promised.
PARKER, BRIDGET & CO. announce
the opening of their annual stocktaking
sale two weeks before Inventory. Every
sample piece, every soiled garment ana
every odd lot of goods must be sold be
fore stocktaking as the houce makes it a
positive rule not to carry ovar goods from
one season to the next. The reductions In
tailored cloth suits Is something unusual,
as Is the case also with an attractive lot
of suits of silk chiffon velvet and imported
gowns for afternoon and evening. Coats and
opera wraps, furs, lingerie, waists and
taffeta petticoats are all marke<> to such a
decrease in price as to be within the reach
of women wh ose incomes would not admit
of their having purchased them earlier in
the season.
W. B. MOSES & SOXS are continuing
their rummage sale with extraordlnry val
ues at startling cuts in prices. Having de
termined to ?lose out great Quantities of
goods to make room for new stock, they
find that the quickest and surest means to
get rid of them is to make the prices low
enough to attract the interest of customers
Into buying, whether in immediate need of
such articles or not. A line of goods that
should particularly appeal to housewives at
this season is the rummage collection of
mattings. These come in rolls, or remnants
and consist of the finest weaves from the
looms of China and Japan. The stock of
wall papers Is far below the average price,
and the same reductions are made In the
rug rummage department, where the bar
gains include Royal Wiltons. Irish Brus
sels, Antwerp and Empires and a big lot
of odds and ends.
MAYER & COMPANY>Vill continue their
big rebuilding sale this week. Many peo
ple. appreciative of good bargains when
they see them, have taken advantage of
their great reductions in furniture, carpets,
housefurnlshings and men's and women's
clothing, and secured needed articles at ft
great saving of money.
As there Is only a week left In which to
reduce stock sufficiently for rebuilding,
there will likely be great bargains to be
had at the Mayer stores this week.
Notwithstanding these reductions In
prices, we are informed that Mayer &
Company will always be glad to open an
account for any articles purchased, and
also store any goods desired for later de
DISBANDMENT of the - Naval
Battalion of the National Guard
of the District of Columbia,
which had really been expected
for several years, occurred,
practically, last Monday evening, and, act
ually, the following day when the follow
ing, officially designated general orders
No. 2, headquarters P. C. Militia, Wash
ington, January 24, 1306, was framed at
District militia headquarters:
"The Naval Battalion of the National
Guard of the District of Columbia is hereby
disbanded. The following named officers
are honorably discharged: JLIeut. Com
monder Randolph B. Brummett, executive
cfficer; Lieut. Sidney Bieber, paymaster;
Lieut. S. Clifford Cox, surgeon; Lieut. Wil
liam H. Lantz, chief engineer; ivleut. Jo
seph A. Dempf, Lieut, (junior grade) John
Doyle Carmody, Ensign Frank W. fcjigour
ney. Ensign Clyde W. Kelly, Ensign wai
ter E. Burtt, Ensign Wm. E. Bleo, Ensign
Joseph S. Hill and Ensign Charles S.
The dlsbandment was hastened by the
failure of Lieut. Commander Brummett, ex
ecutive officer; Lieut. Cox, surgeon, and
Lieut. Lantz, chief engineer, to comply
with requests that they tender their resig
nations. Gen. Harries, commanding tne
District of Columbia Militia, announced to
a gathering that included all of the officers
of the battalion, with four exceptions, last
Monday evening that the battalion wouW
be reorganized just as soon as the property
accounts of the officers should be settled.
Nothing has occurred since to change that
intention. In th?- meantime the U. S. S
Puritan and the l". S. S. Oneida are being
properly cared for by the force of ship
keepers of the regular naval establishment
perman* ntly assigned to the vessels namefi.
The 1st Regiment, the 1st Battery of Field
Artillery and the brigade band will 'be or
dered to Alexandria, Va? tl'e 22d of Febru
ary to participate in the Washington's
birthday celebration to be held in the Vir
ginia city. Prior to crossirfg the Potomac
the organizations mentioned will give a
short street parade in this city.
* * .
The scores of the teams representing
Companies A, B and C, 1st ?Regiment, jn
the company match at 200 yards were, re
spectively, 155, 1(50 and 178.
The regimental and baYtalion team
matches at 200 yards will be shot tomor
row eveningIn the rifle gallery at the
Center Market Armory.
Maj. James E. Bell, inspector general ot
ritle practice, D. C. Militia, is considering
the advisability of opening the rifle gallery
certain evenings each week for the instruc
tion of those guardsmen who are unin
formed regarding the use of the rifle. An
inspector, it is planned, shall be assigned
to act as instructor on the occasions men
Another proposition Maj. Bell has m
mind Is to provide a score card for use
on the range. The plan is not to issue
additional ammunition to a guardsman un
til his card is returned to the office, show
ing thereon a record of the shots tired,
certified bv an officer or a scorer, JSvery
shot will "have to be spotted, and tne
windage and elevation indicated on tne
card. Empty shells must also he turned in.
* *
The number of officers and men present
at the last drill of each organization of the
brigade, and also the strength of each com
mand, is shown by the following record
kept by Adjutant General Brett:
Strength. pros.
Field Artillery.... Ci? 3
'orps 32 1
30 2
1st Regiment. ..
1st Regiment...
1st moment...
1st Regiment. ..
1st Regiment. . .
l6t Regiment...
1st Regiment
1st Regiment.... 43
1st Regiment... 46
2d Regiment M
2d Regiment 4<?
2d Regiment 50
2d Regiment 44
2d Regiment 82
2d Regiment 30
2d Regiment 37
2d Regiment 36
2<l Regiment 47
2d Regiment 44
2d Regiment....
2d Regiment _
1st Sep. Buttallon 57
1st Sep. Rattulion 63
1st Sep. Battalion 68
1st Sep. Battalion 66
1st Battery.
Ambulance <
Signnl Corps
Company A,
Company B,
Company C.
Company E.
Company F.
Company G,
Company II,
Company I,
Company K.
Company A.
Company B.
Company C,
Company I>.
Company E.
Company F.
Company G,
Company H,
Company I,
Company K.
Company L,
Company M,
Company A.
Company B.
Company C,
Company I>,
The attendance at the schools for officers
last week was excellent, but was unsatis
factory at the schools for non-commission
ed officers.
Many District National Guardmen who
are members of the United States Re
volver Association are Interested in the
action taken by that organization at its
sixth annual meeting recently held in
New York city. The following were elect
ed officers to serve during1 the ensuing
year: President. A. L. A. Himmelwright;
vice president, Paul A. Becker of San
Francisco; secretary - treasurer. J. B.
Crabtree of Springfield. Mass. Additional
members of the executive committee
William G. Krieg of Chicago and l^ieut.
R. H. Sayre of New York.
The association decided on the week
ending March 24 as the period for hold
ing the annual contest ?'f>r the indoor
championship of the United Stages. Med
als emblematic of state championship
honors will be awarded to those making
the highest scores in the different states
and yet falling short of national honors.
The issue of a new publication was also
authorized. It is to contain a concise
history of the association from its incep
tion to the present time, the names of all
members in good standing, the names of
the winners, with their scores, in the na
tional and state championships, together
with the names and scores of those who
won medals of honor in the said contests.
The history will include the records ot
the international matches and the names
of the holders of medals offered for com
petition by the association. It is expect
ed to include data concerning weapons
and ammunition shooters have used,
either in the championship contests, the
medal competitions or in making record
? * *
On surgeon's certificate of disability
Private John Connolly, Company L, . 2d
Regiment, has been ordered honorably
Privates Douis G. Conner, ambulance
corps; Donald Eversfield. ambulance corps;
Robert R. Shearer, Company I, 1st Regi
ment; Walter B. Cornelius. 1st Battery,
field artillery; Francis C. Floyd, 1st BaJ
Hats for Windows and Hats for the
(Copyright, January, 1906, by T. C. McClure.)
SOME day T am going to write the
psychology of hats," said a popular
authoress who happened o be a
guest of honor at a womai.'s club
"Don't you think psychology is rather a
heavy word to apply to a piece of milli
nery?" I ventured.
-Not at all if you are interested in the
mental process which that woman passed
through, for instance; thait fine-looking el
derly woman over there, before she pur
chased the comic opera creation, which
transforms her."
The eminent authoress was right in say
ing that the wearer was transformed. I
scarcely recognized an old friend, the
mother of grown children, under her hat of
iridescent spangles ajul plumes. Her daugh
ter stood next to her, and, as if to atone
for the frivolity of her mother's headgear,
a small toque suitable, for a woman of fifty
with inclinations toward a cloistered life,
perched upon her pretty hair. What do wo
men think of when they buy their hats? one
is brought to ask one's self, if one Is at
all observing, for it lies in the power of a
hat to take from or add to a woman's age,
to detract from her character as well as
change her personal appearance beyond
recognition. In Paris the big hair dress
ing shops have wax figures In their win
dows elaborately coifed and surmounted
with monstrous picture hats usually of the
Louis XVI period. These figures call at
tention loudly to the existence of the store
behind them and the business that is car
ried on there. When one sees these beauti
ful wax creatures with pounds of artificial
curls and picturesque structures of lace and
ribbon one is often tempted to buy both
wig and hat, but, fortunately for the too
impulsive woman, neither is for sale.
No such care is taken of the irresponsible
buyer of millinery. All the creations In
the milliner's window are thrust upon one
on entering the shops, and the woman who
started out to buy a rainy day hat comes
home with a Gainsborough effect in velvet
and sliver, persuaded by the woman that
it is "simply fascinating." Perhaps it did
look fascinating on the saleswoman, but
torv field artillery; J&incs L. Taylor, Jr..
1st Battery, Held artillery; William CurtiM.
Company E. 2d Regiment; Benjamin F.
Peed, Company E, 2d Regiment; Duane C.
Bill. Company F, 2d Regiment: Weeley
Hockenberg, Company K, 2d Regiment, and
Guy F. Fetitt. Company M, 2d Regiment,
have been ordered honorably discharged on
their own applications.
By reason of removal from the District
Serit- C. C. Quander. Company B, 1st Sep
arate Battalion; Corp. Oliver I- Bell,
pany B. 2J Regiment; Corp Horace C Bai
lev. Company K, 2d Regiment, and 1 rl
vates Manuel De J. Boneta. Signal Corps.
William A. Barclay, Company K, 2d Regi
ment; Myron A. Robinson. Company K. -a
Regiment; John J. Fosselman, Company J.
2d Regiment; Wade H. Fowler, Company 1.
2d Regiment: Frank R. Poeey. Company 1,
2d Regiment; Edward J. Stewart. Company
I. 2d Regiment; Rufus E Pulliam, Com
pany L. 2d Regiment; John N. Dikeman.
Company G. 2d Regiment; Theodore C.
Rees. Company G, 2d Regiment; Louj.
Wapie. Company G. 2d Regiment, and Luke
Scott. Company A. 1st Sepaiate Battalion,
have been ordered honorably discharged.
* "fc
The following have been ordered dis
charged in the interest of the service: Pri
vates Harvey F. Harmon, Signal Corps;
Francle J. Loveless. Signal Corps; I.y'e L.
Burrows. Signal Corps; Daniel C. Diedrlch,
Company C, 1st Regiment; John L. Dunn,
Company C, 1st Regiment; Roy E. Renno,
Company C, 1st Regiment: George Be^er,
Company A, 2d Regiment; James L. Kliiott,
Company A. 2d Regiment: James F. J. tTa
ber. Company A, 2d Regiment: George E.
Hough. Company A, 2d Regiment; Law
rence E. Hudson, Company A. 2d Regi
ment; Frank G. Kohlmann, Company A, 2d
Regiment; Charles E. Speaks, Company A,
2d Regiment: Frank R. Swan, Company A,
2d Regiment; Luther A. Trunnell. Company
| A, 2d Regiment; Samuel Ashford, Company
E. 2d Regiment; Augustus G. Prosper!,
Company E. 2d Regiment; David W. Cal
vin, Company G, 2d Regiment: Harvey
Cornwell, Company G, 2d Regiment: James
F. Craven, Company G, 2d Regiment; Will
iam M. Duvall, Company G, 2d Regiment:
Frank T. Holbruner, Company G, 2d Regi
ment; Charles E. Pangle, Company G. 2d
Regiment; William Keller, Company I, 2d
Regiment; George H. Dunrdngton, Com
pany K, 2d Regiment: William H. Labotish,
I Company K, 2d Regiment; James J. Slech
j ta, Company K, 2d Regiment; Irving C.
I Towson, Company K, 2d Regiment; Har
| old Washburn, Compan> K, 2d Regiment;
I Fred S. Boorman, Company L, 2d Regi
' ment; Elmer Davis, Company L, 2d Regi
ment, and George K. Turner. Company L,
2d Regiment. ?
* *
Company H, 2d Regiment, has been trans
ferred to the 3d Battalion of the 1st Regi
ment, and its designation changed to Com
I pany L, 1st Regiment.
The enlisted men of Company B. 2d Reg
iment, have been ordered to assemble at
| their armory next Tuesday evening at 8
o'clock for the purpose of holding an elee
tion for captain. Major Anton Stephan, 4th
Battalion, will preside.
Private Harry C. Caldwell, Ambulance
Corps, has been transferred to the non
commissioned staff. 3d Battalion, and Pri
vate Fred W. Dudley, 1st Battery. Field
Artillery, to the Corps of Field Music.
The delegates to the convention of the In
terstate National Guard Association held In
this citv last Monday and Tuesday express
ed themselves as being thoroughly pleased
with the plans for their entertainment, car
ried into effect by fhe officers of the Dis
trict National Guard. The reception at the
New Wiliard Tuesday evening was a suc
cess in every way and the exhibition drills
at Fort Myer Tuesday afternoon proved ex
ceptionally interesting and instructive to
the visitors.
Santos Dumont at Work on an En
tirly New Kind of Vehicle.
Spooinl Cablegram to The Star.
PARIS, January 27.?M. Santos Dumont
denies the report from America announcing
tint he has accepted definitely the offer of
the proprietor of a newspaper to assist in
the designing and construction of a steer
able balloon to be used for an aerial trip
from Spitzbergen to the north pole. The
famous sky navigator has. on the other
hand, entered for the prize of $15,000 of
fered by M. Ernest Archdeacon and -M.
Deutsch for new flying machine. The rules
of the contest forbid any machine to com
pete that has any connection with the
ground or that relies on gas to keep it aloft.
The trials will take place within twenty-five
miles of Paris, and the machines must fol
low a straight course of 600 yards and then
return to the starting point.
M Santos Dumont is building a machine
which Is driven by a 2<>-24 horse power
the unfortunate shopper is minus a large
sum of money, minus a hat that she really
needs and has instead a very marvelous
creation, which she can only don on rare
occasions. , . .
The woman who starts out to buy a hat
must. firs* of all, have a clear understand
Ing with herself. To begin with, she must
own up for a few seconds that she Is not
thirty-two, but in reality is rapidly ap
proac-hing" forty, and a very youthful look
ing hat will only call attention to the
finger marks and other tracings of time,
which she is endeavoring to conceal. She
must also determine on what occasions she
wants to wear her new hat. The fur toque,
which is just the right thing for her sailor
suit, will be ruined If worn in rainy
weather, and will look Quite out of place
for evening wear. White hats, even those
of felt or beaver, are too dressy for morn
ing and early afternoon, though one sees
them constantly at such times. A white
hat in the winter, particularly in the city,
if worn a few times, looks soiled by the
more trying light of day, and gives the
impression of shabby, tawdry splendor.
Picture hats must be avoided also by
women who are easily fagged and who
show thisWeariness by the sagging of the
outlines of the face.
Women who understand the art or
dressing best of all, French women, never
wear large hats with flariug brim after the
first bloom of youth Is passed. One of the
1 ? 111 ?t ti-tt-44^-4^t--M^
Commencing Monday,
January 29th, we
shall Inaugurate
An Unusual Sale
of Women's Suits
Representing the very best specimens off
tai!or=made garments that are to be
seen anywhere in America.
The sate will be decisive. St will
continue till all garments are sold?and
the reductions have been made on a
scale that leaves no doubt about the
promptness off the selling.
This scale prevails:
Women's Soits, formerly $32.50, d*^)/n\
$35 and $37.50, now -
Women's Suits, formerly $42, $45,
$48 and $54, now
. $30
Women's Suits, formerly $58.50,
$62,50, $68.50 and $79.50, now
Women's Suits, formerly $89, $95,
12 and $1120, now
-The fabrics are the finest broad
cloths, cheviots and mixtures, and aEso
the best imported velvets.
The mere statement off such a re
duction from this house is in itselff $
sufficient to inspire unusual interest.
The reductions are accepted as made on
regular stock goods and from regular
prices?not goods bought for an occasion
and priced at figures not Justified and
An early choice will prove advan =
1226 F Street.
Panhard motor weighing eighty pounds,
which works a high velocity screw of large
dimensions. He hopes to fly his machine
thirty or forty feet above the ground.
Reading the Wrong Book.
Prom Harper's Weekly.
Not long ago a yonug woman employed in
the home of one of the trustees of a New
England public library became a member
of the probationers' class in her church.
The pastor gave the young people a list of
books which he requested them to read be
fore. they were fully admitted to the church.
In this list was "Pilgrim's Progress," and
the young woman asked he>r employer if
she could find it in the library. He told her
that she could and she reported to him later
that she had obtained it and liked It very
much. A member of the family soon after
thlj happened to see the volume the girl
was reading and was greatly amused to
find that its full title was "Innocents
Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress."
The trustees are now considering the ad
visability of putting this reference on the
Uunyan card In their catalogue: "See also
'Mark Twain' for a later 'Pilgrim's Prog
ress.' "
reasons why so many English women, de
spite their beauty, seem often both slouchy
and haggard when seen in street dress Is
their fondness for large, flapping hat brims.
A great many people think that a hat that
shades the face is more becoming to
women past their first youth. This is true
when 'the hat is to -be worn without 3, veil,
but the upward undulating lines make the
face beneath look younger when seen
through the illusive meshes of a becoming
veil. A hat brim should form a frame for
the face, and the aureole should begin at
about the height of the cheek bones. If
these are prominent, the back or side of
the hat should be trimmed to come below
the line of the cheek bones. The woman
with the long, oval face, must avoid ac
centuating the length of line from fore
head to tip of chin by a high hat. A low
hat with moderately wide brim or a toque
closely fitted to the head will be more be
coming to her, and the tall hat gives length
to the girl whose round face is of the
healthy, if not the poetic type.
Feathers are thought to be becoming to
ail. They are not, however. In some cases
they add years to a woman's age. Ostrich
feathers even are apt to give a hard look
to the face, particularly if brought close
to It, and unrelieved black with black
feathers is a trying combination, except to
the youthful face, which may be the rea
son "why it is most in favor beyond the
half-way mark of life. The bit of millinery
IQ Price
of All the
New 1905
E won't have a
model piano in (he
house when the
new Instruments
arrive at the rate
they've been going
during this sale. Every Instru
ment in the sale is thoroughly
high grade anil absolutely new.
Here's how the reductions run:
Three $500 Hardmans. .
One $450 Hardman... .
One $500 Yose & Son.
One $450 Yose & Son.
One $400 Yose & Son.
Six $425 Shoningers...
Eight $400 Shoningers.
One $325 Harrington. .
One $300 Harrington..
One $750 Kranich &
Bach Baby Grand...
? $375
Attractive Bargains ]
so Used Pianos.
Knabe Upright $250 '?
Chickering Upright $225 <i
Emerson Upright $275 \
Stieff Upright $190 \
Kimball Upright $150 <
Emerson Square $75 !
Behning Square $50 {
Easy payments if desired.
tO. J. DeMoll & Co.,:
* ' " 1231 Q St. :
labeled "simple" or "severely classic" in
form, whatever that may mean when ap
plied to a hat. is to be avoided except by
radiant beauties. Those so-called "classic
lines," when assumed by the ordinary mor
tal, look as if the milliner had tired of her
labor before she was through, and the hat
looks untrimmed, or finished in a very
great hurry. Every woman who can afford
to buy a bat should at the Kami- time he
allowed to express her own individuality in
selecting It. But unforaunately a strong
minded woman entering a millinery sh?l>
Quite too often leaves her pW-sence of
mind outside in company with iter will
power, and any suave and g!l>-tongued
saleswoman can beguile her Into the pur
chase of a hat which at any other time
would appeal to her -as utterly inappropri
ate. When she gets home her husband and
family criticise the new ha'. They are the
true critics for her to go by. for they know
and love her without any hat. and they
know the good points in her face and want
them accentuated, just as they naturally
want the less beautiful ones concealed.
Don't try your hat on for the first time
when you have Just come from the hair
dresser, and then be astonished if it looks
very different when you put It on with your
hair out of curl and badly dressed If
your hat is becoming when your hair is
not dressed. It will be more satisfactory
after a visit from the halr-dresser. A word
as to color: For the young and pretty
face, almost any color is becoming, but as
one advances, more care must be exercised
In the choice of shades. If one can only
afford two hats a mason, the on> for
every day wear should be of some neutral
shade that harmonises with the complexion
?brown, for Instance, buff color, gray or
dull green. It should be chosen with due
regard to the Jackets which It will be worn
with. The best hat rx?ed not be too dressy,
or It will \je Inappropriate for informal
occasions. A clever girl, whowe income
limits her to two hats, has the unique idea
of "smartening" her Sunday hat with a
bunch of pink roses when she goes oi>t In
the evenlr.tr The hat is a black lace affair,
and she pins the roses to the side of the
hat with a safety pin where a touch of
color is needed. If simplicity Is desired,
the roses are easily removed. A hat that
is to be worn all the season should not be
a "fad" ha-:. Just at present the "fad''
hat runs toward silver or gilt trimmings.
These are destined to live only a short time
In the approval of fickle Fashion, and ^111
become too popular to be either distinctive
or distinguished.

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