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Ul??dwatd & Hotbrop .
New York?WASHINGTON?Pans. Store will close at 5 130 p. m. until further notice. Our Japanese Tea Room serves dainty between-time luncheon every day from 3 to 5?Sixth floor. Our Mail Order Department is equipped for satisfactory and thorough service, and all orders, large or small, will be filled immediately upon receipt off same as ffar as possible. New i^eady=to=Wear Garments For Women and Girls. E announce the arrival of new spring goods in pleasing variety, and will show tomor= row some advance styles in Ready-to-wear Suits, in full and semi-tailored effects, in the ac cepted spring cloths?Panamas, voiles, eoliennes, etc. New Spring Skirts, in new cloths and the smart new styles. New Lace Waists, Lingerie Waists, Tailor-made Waists, etc. Girls' New Spring Coats and New Wash Dresses. Many new things will get first showing tomorrow, particularly the sorts now in demand for day and evening wear at Palm Beach and other southern resorts. Also a charming assortment of outer and undergarments for the little tots for southern wear. Third floor, <? st. Furs at Reduced Prices. E are offering some exceptional values in Furs?all the popular kinds in the most approved styles. W e call special attention to our collection of Small! Neck Pieces, which are particularly suitable and very comfortable during the mild weather now prevailing. Every piece is thoroughly reliable, regardless of the small price. We have made four very attractive tables of small pieces, con sisting of Collars, Ties, Throws, etc., and marked them at the follow ing very low prices: $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 and $22,50 each. Formerly to more. Thinl floor, G St. New Rain Coats. W e have just received a splendid collection of smart, new Rain Coat-, in two of the latest styles, in grays and tans. Special value, $H5.<I Third floor, G st. Girls'Winter Coats Reduced. OME of our most popular and stylish Winter Coats for girls and misses are offered at Janu= ary Clearance prices, among which are the following: Heavy Winter Coats, for girls 6 to 12 years. Assorted shades of cheviots and fancy mixtures, in a variety of this season's best styles. $7.50 each. Reduced from $12.50. Heavy Winter Coats, for girls 6 to 14 years. Plain cheviots and a variety of novelty cloths; very smart styles. i $10.00 each. Reduced from $15.00. Full-length Heavy Winter Coats, for young ladies 14, 16 and 18 years of age. Assorted styles and fabrics, of this season's produc tion. $15.00 each. Reduced from $21.00 and $24.00. Third floor, G st. The Muslin Underwear Safle. 'HE most successful Underwear Sale of our entire business experience ends with the month. Two days left with which to avail of the excellent values offered in this sale. There is a generous assortment left for your choosing," including Gowns, Drawers, Petticoats, Chemises and Corset Covers. They are of heavyweight cloths?muslin, cambric and nainsook, which, with a few washings, will be just right for summer wear. Special attention is called to the general excellence of these gar ments?the standard this year being higher than ever before?the cloths, the shapes, the styles, the sewing, the trimmings are better than we have ever been able to get together. The garments are ab solutely the best procurable at the various prices, from the lowest to the highest. Today we mention several items in low-priced garments, which are very special values: 25c. Drawer*, of cambric and rnnwllo. trlm H'?4l with bi'tuatItched ruffle. Kach. \ C??rer*. of ronnlin and ran?hr1e; full front, tight back, trimmed with lace. ->-/* Eftdt 20c ?Jown*. of cambric and italoftook, low aii?l Ve neck. Kadi 3) ? I'ettlroRta, cambric artd rauailn; aultahle for wrar with walking aktrta: trimmed with yCc h'*raa<ltch?*d ruffle Bach / 0*-* T^iliM floor, Derenth at. Gown*, of cambric and nHlrwiook: low aud high neck; trimmed with embroidery. Knch /^C. Petticoat#, of fine rubric; aornc trimmed with niflb-s: aome l*?in*t Itched; others with c* embroidery and lace. Each yl.UU Gowns, of cambric and naluaook. vari ously trimmed with embroidery aud lace. r Kui-h yl.UU Boys' Clothing- Reduced, Young Men's Suits: sizes 15 to 20 or 31 to 36-Inch cheat measure. $7.50 Were $12.50 and $13.'50. Boys' All-wool Bulls; Norfolk jacket & nlblc-breasted styles; all sizes. $3.75. Were $4.50 and $5.00. Boys' All-wool Suits, of navy blue serges snd cheviots, with lined pants; silk sewed ?nd all seams taped; all sizes. $5.00 each. Value $6.00. Boys' Bloomer Pants, In fancy mixtures; all sizes. $1.50 pair. Were $2.25. Boys' "K. & E." Blouses, with and with out collars; all sizes. 75c. each. Were $1.50. Boys' and Girls' Scotch Tams. 25c. each. Were 50c. 50c. each. Were $1.00. Boys' and Young Men's Overcoats At Reduced Prices. E offer every Overcoat remaining in stock at a reduced price, thus affording an excellent opportunity to pur chase high-grade coats at a decided saving and at a time when they are most needed. Included are Overcoats for boys and young men, in the popular "Tourist" style, with belted backs and strapped sleeves; cut long and full; all sizes represented. Young Men's. $15.00 each. Were $20.00. $12.50 each. Were $18.50. $10.00 each. Were $15.00. Third flour. Troth st. Boys*. $10.00 each. Were $15.00. $7.50 each. Were $12.50. $5.00 each. Were $8.75. $3.75 each. Were $5 and $6. Hen's New Mollette Gloves. E are showing Men's Mollette Gloves, in both gray and tan shades. This is a fabric glove which has both the ap pearance and feeling of a Mocha or an undressed skin glove, and is in tended to take the place of a lined glove. They are warmer, wear better and feel better on the hand than most lined Mocha gloves; aside from these points, they arc free from the clumsiness of a lined glove and much more sightly. per pair. Main floor, F street. .J-'jiiiJ Silk Hosiery for Day and Evening Wear. E are showing at this time a ? particularly complete and choice assortment of Wo men's Silk Hosier}' for day and evening wear. All the accepted tints and tones to match the slip pers, in plain, drop-stitch, lace ankle, lace-all-over and embroid ered effects. Orders taken for colors not in stock to match the gown or slip pers. Women's Pure Silk Black Ilose. some with lace ankles, some with ankles embroidered in colors, $2.0(1) the pair. Regular Prices, $2.50 and $2.75. Various other styles in Embroid ered Silk Hose at $3.25, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 and $6.50 per pair. Main floor, F st. Women's Ribbed Vests At Half Price. manufacturer's samples of Women's Swiss Ribbed Vests, also suitable for corset covers, offered at a third and a half less than regular prices. They are low neck and sleeveless, and have either plain or crochet fronts. We have marked them at special prices. One=third and Ome=haIf Less Than the Regular Prices, Main floor. F St. Women's Stylish Hand=sewed Shoes. PECIAL attention is called to our fine line of Women's Hand-sewed Shoes for dress and carriage wear, of the best quality kidskin soft and flexible), and in the possible manner. Elegant in every respect. $5.00 to $8.00 a pair. made (very best shoes Attention is also called to our line of Cushion-sole Shoes for wo men with sensitive or tender feet. They are made with a cushion in terlining, which gives with every movement of the foot and is pleas ant to walk on, besides keeping the feet warm, dry and comfortable. We show them with both turn and welt soles. $4.00 a pair. Attention is also called to a re cent importation of Turkish Slippers, in white, black, green, yellow, red, pink and blue, embroidered in gold and trimmed with pompon; espe cially desirable for boudoir and general negligee wear. 50c. a pair. Third floor. Tenth ?t. Guaranteed Sewing Machines. OU can get a Sewing Ma chine here at a most rea sonable figure?an excel lent one as low as $118.00. All the machines offered in this establishment are bought and sold as other merchandise, without can vassers or agents. Hence the buy er has the benefit of the saving, and may secure a first-class machine for half the ordinary cost of one. All machines are made of oak, ele gantly finished, have a complete set of attachments and are guaranteed for five years. As a special value we offer an excellent Drop-head Machine, in highly polished oak case, with au tomatic lift, at the special price, $20.00 Each. 'Secoae floor, O at Woodward & Lothrop. Dedication of Good Samaritan Hall Yesterday. PRAISE FOR ITS FOUNDER Addresses by Cardinal Gibbons, Com missioner Macfarland and Others. ORIGIN OF THE INSTITUTION President Roosevelt Sends Letter Re gretting His Inability to Attend ?Outline of Work. Cardinal Gibbons, the highest dignitary of the Catholic Church In the I'nlted States; Mr. Henry B. F. Macfarland, Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and a number of prominent clergymen and citizens partici pated In the dedicatory exercises yesterday afternoon that marked the formal opening of the new Good Samaritan Home. It was a notable day in the history of the home, and one that will long be remembered by the philanthropic founder. Mr. William F. Dow j ney, who has achieved a marked degree of I fame through his works of charity. The dedicatory exercise of the new Good Samaritan Home was an important event In more senses than one. It not only signal ized the broadening of a highly beneficent work which has been propagated In a suc cessful manner by Mr. Downey, but there 181 William F. Downey. was a discussion of almsgiving In its most helpful sense by eminent speakers. Inter est principally centered in the remarks of Commissioner Macfarland and Cardinal Gibbons, their addresses evoking hearty applause. Rev. Dr. Stafford, pastor of St. Patrick's Catholtc Church, was heard In a short address, and the reception accorded Mr. Downey was of the heartiest character. Blessing of the Rooms. Cardinal Gibbons arrived at the home shortly after 3 o'clock and proceeded to the fifth floor of the building, where, In company with a number of clergymen he proceeded with the blessing of the rooms. Mr. Downey conducted the cardinal and clergymen, and each room was visited In turn. This ceremony concluded, the vis itors entered the hall and took seats on the platform. The exercises opened with the singing of a favorite Catholic hymn, ! "Holy God," rendered by a choir of boys from St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum, on H j street northwest. Miss Kate Lackey was the accompanist. Other hymns. Including "America," were sung during the after noon. Rev. Dr. Stafford was the first speaker. He described how the work carried on by the home had been originated In the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Washington, and paid a tribute to its founder and pro moter, who, he said, has become known all over the country through his good works. While the home Is aided by the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, said the speaker. It does not depend entirely on this organization, but has won the sym pathy of non-Catholic brethren. President Roosevelt's Regrets. An Interesting feature In the discourse of Dr. Stafford which was heartily ap plauded, was the reading of a letter from Mr. William Loeb, jr., secretary to Presi dent Roosevelt, expressing the chief execu tive's regrets at an Inability to attend the dedication, and voicing well wishes for the success and prosperity of the home. Mr. William F. Downey made a stirring address that commended Itself to the earn est attention of the audience. He charac terized the dedication of the new home as the happiest day in his life. Mr. Downey summarized its development from begin ning, eleven years ago, during the most fearful blizzard weather that Washington has ever witnessed, at which time, when the home was thrown open, at its old loca tion over the blacksmith shop across from Mr. Downey's place of business, many of the inmates had almost perished of cold and hunger. "Denomlnationalism has no place In this Institution," declared Mr. Downey. "It makes no difference what religion an ap plicant practices, provided his wants be real, and If the occasion should ever arise when there are two applicants for the one coat, and one happens to be a Catholic, I should certainly give the preference to the non-Catholic, as we can much easier put aside our own until later." "The Good Samaritan Home Is essentially a place for men without money or friends, and no distinctions will be observed at any time." said Mr. Downey, in conclu sion. "And after my old bones ar? laid away this work, with God's help, shall con tinue and this building dedicated today will remain as a haven for the derelicts of life. The building is entirely free from debt, for whatever obligations I have Incurred In its completion have been saddled on other prop erty of which I am possessed." Cardinal Gibbons' Address. When the applause had subsided Cardinal Gibbons arose and began his remarks with a happily phrased compliment to Mr. Dow ney and his discourse, which latter he de clared to be the best lay sermon he had heard for a long time. He applauded the name selected for the institution as one ap pealing with especial force to mankind. "It carries us back to the gospel of Luke, where It Is told that a certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who stripped hhn and left him half dead. And it chanced that a cer tain priest went down the same way and, seeing him. passed by. But a certain Sa maritan. being on his Journey, was moved with compassion, and, after binding up his wounds, pouring oil and administering wine and setting him upon his beast, brought him to a hotel and took care of him. Thus does this home essay to lake in the footsore and needy from the highway. "I wish to commend the work that Mr Downey is doing, and agree with his prac tice of supplying the needs of the inner man first. Some say that Mr. Downey ts Imposed on. but I do not admire the perspi cacity of pqpple in this regard. There are many hypercritical and too scientific princi ples of charity giving nowadays. I would rather be deceived one hundred times than to turn one needy applicant away." The cardinal closed his address with a quotation from the Gospel according to 8t. Matthew, "Come ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drMt; I a strang*r anf** took me In; naked and you covered me; I was in prison when you came to me." Mr. lUcfarlud Introduced. Owing to a previous encasement Com missioner Macfarland did not reach the hall until the cardinal's discourse, and when he arose to speak a vigorous hand clapping- greeted htm. His address was of a highly interesting character, and after congratulating the founder of the home, both officially and personally, on the frui tion of his work, addressee himself to the subject of practical and systematic charity giving. His remarks were applauded throughout, and were in part aa follows: "I am glad to be here In my official ca pacity," said Mr. Macfarland. "so a* to rep resent the respect and regard which the community feels for Mr. Downey because of his spirit of philanthropy. I have frank ly told Mr. Downey that I believe It bet ter not to give charity without investiga tion except In cases of dire necessity, and always. If possible, to give the recipient a chance to work in return. I approve the method of the Associated Charities, whose motto is 'Not alms, but a friend," and which seeks to permanently relieve by helping the man to self-help, which is the best of all. Praise and Congratulation. But, Mr. Macfariand said, he had nothing but praise for the spirit which Mr. Downey had shown, and he congratulated him upon h]s new building and all the success It represented. It was that spirit which every good citizen ought to have, the spirit of unselfishness, which prompted him to an swer the question "And who Is my neigh bor?" by acts of kindness to the man in need?without regard to creed or color?by giving advice, sympathy, work, time and thought and money, the easiest of all to give. Typical American Success. "We honor them all In honoring Mr. Dow ney as today their representative. Half a century ago he came to this country from Ireland a delicate boy live years old, cling ing to his strong sister's hand, without a dollar in the world. He has made a typi cal American success in business, but that la not why we are here today. It is be cause he has made a higher success as a good citizen, a good neighbor, a lover of mankind. President Roosevelt's tribute to Mr. Downey's neighborliness to the colored church next door, which went all over the country and stimulated like neighborliness everywhere, is still fresh in our minds and represents our own thought. This is why we are here today to congratulate the com munity as well as Mr. Downey and to ex press our thankfulness that there Is among us, notwithstanding much rampant selfish ness, so much of th?5 spirit of Jesus Christ." Those on Speakers' Stand. The stage of the hall was taste-fully deco rated with palms and flowers, and besides the speakers those occupying seats there on were Rev. Daniel C. Cunnlon, rector of the Holy Name Mission, located on the Bowery in New York city, who is said to be engaged in propagating just an institu tion such as Mr. Downey has in hand. Others on the platform and In the hall were Rev. Paul Griffith. pastor of St. Augustine's Catholic Church; Mr. John Jqy Edson, treasurer of the Associated Charities; Mr. William H. De Lacey, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the District of Columbia: Rev. James F. Maekin, pastor of St. Paul's Catholic Church: Rev. Thomas E. McGuigan of St. Patrick's Church, Rev, Joseph T. Maguire, pastor of the church of the Holy Comforter; Rev. Father Geary. Rev. Father Hinch, pastor of St. Dominic's Church; Rev. Dr. Kerby of the Cathouc University, and Rev. B. A. McKenna, Mr. M. I. Weller of the Associated Charities; Mr. P. J. Haltigan, editor ot the National Hibernian and Mr. Ed J. Hannan, presi dent of St. Patrick's Council of the St. Vin cent de Paul Society. Following the exercises many-of those In attendance took advantage of the oppor tunity to Inspect the building, and expres sions of admiration were heard on all sides. Everything is ready for the Installation of the equipment, and this will be done as soon as possible. The building is five stories high and has cost Mr- Downey about J25, 000. It is heated by steam and lighted by electricity. In the cellar the engines and boilers for the heating apparatus have been installed and are in operation. ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS CLOSE OF REVIVAL SERVICES AT METHODIST CHURCH SOUTH. Special Correspondence of The St?r. ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 20. 1900. The revival services which were in prog ress for weeks at the Methodist Episcopal Church South were brought to a close last evening. The meeting, which was one of the most successful ever conducted at the local church, resulted In a considerable in crease in church membership. During the first week of the services Rev. J. P. Stump, the pastor of the church, was assisted by many of the Protestant pastors of the city, and in the week Just closed was aided by several visiting preachers. Mr. Stump, hav ing served the local church for four years, will end his pastorate next April, as under a rule of the Baltimore conference the preachers are transferred to other charges every four years. The roof of one of the buildings of the Old Dominion glaas factory. In the northern part of the city, caught Are yesterday shortly before noon, and gained considerable lieadway before it was discovered by a boy who was passing. The blaze was extin guished with the hose kept in the building for such emergencies. Arrangements have been made by Oceola Tribe No. 1. Independent Order of Red Men of Alexandria, to turn out in full force at the George Washington birthday celebration on February '?1. Many of the warriors will be mounted, and an attractive display is an ticipated. Invitations to participate in. the celebration have been extended by the local tribe to similar organizations in Washing ton, Baltimore, Richmond, Norfolk, Roan oke and Fredericksburg. Mr. James F. Peyton, the chairman ot the press committee, will extend invitations to the editors of the newspapers in Washing ton, Maryland and Virginia, as well as the members of the'press gallery at the Caplto'-, to be present at the celebration as guests of his committee. General Happenings. Samuel lllnnion, one of the witness s in the recent Curtin murder investigation, was lined $5 for contempt of court by Justice Caton in the police court this morning. A charter has been granted by the state corporation commission to the Suburban Homes Company of Alexandria. The incor porators are John H. Walter, president, and W. H. Baden, secretary and treasurer, both of Wa&hlngton. The maximum capital stock of the company is $50,000 and the minimum is $1000. Judge C. E. Nicoi of the circuit cou?-t for this district, who was appointed by Gov. Montague to preside at the special session of the circuit court for Henrico county during the hearing of the matter of the an nexation of certain territory to the corpo rate limits of Richmond, opened the session of that court thla morning. A series of revival services will be started this evening, and be continued throughout this week, at the First Baptist <'*?urch, on Washington street. The pastor of the church. Rev. Dr. W. F. Fisher, has secured the services of Rev. Calvin S. Blackwell of Norfolk. Va., who will conduct the meet ings this week. Georgetown Affairs. The dangerous old charred pole, which has stood for many years In front of 3805 M street and served as a cable station for the Potomac Electric Power Company, has been removed and the wires and cables placed underground as far up Canal road as 37th street. In addition to being an un sightly object, it was the source of much complaint, as It has been frequently set aflre by grounded cables and wires attached therto, and aside from threatening adjoin ing property the molten metal dropped upon passing pedestrians. The spectacular effect from the Hashes of electricity from this pole will long be remembered by citi zens who haw witnessed them. The Georgetown firemen, who have frequently responded to alarms to extinguish flames from the pole are much gratified by its re moval. Officer W. J. Nealon of the seventh pre cinct has tendered to the Commissioners his resignation from the police force and accepted a position on the 14th street Une ?f the Capital Traction Company. Nealon Open 8:30. Close, 5:30 jH11 l'lt"li441"HllH"H"HHI 14-H +++++++++++++++++4-+++++ i?l" | SisnpSy Szy "Charge It." We'll Do the Rest. J 5?3-5115=5117 Seventh Street Tomorrow we shall put on sale a large lot of Men's Fast + Black and Tan Medium-weight Cotton Socks; all sizes and all J perfect; the quality sold universally at I2l/2c.\ in the Tuesday + Special Sale at + declared that a policeman's life was a bit too hazardous for him. Sergt. E. J. Keefe will be in charge or th? seventh precinct police for the next four days. IJeut. Schneider having been granted leave of absence. Parish Receives Donation. St. George's P. E. Chapel at Glen dale. Md., has a greater choir, with Prof. R. C. Billopp as choirmaster. Miss Annie Willis, organist; Miss Laura Lescallett and Mr. Reginald I. Thompson, assistant. Messrs. John Lescaiieit and Eugene Mulllken yes terday played on viollna and Mr. Johnson sans an offertory hymn. The Rev. James Kirkpatrick preached a sermon from the text, Hebrews, vl:l. The reotor made the announcement that Mr. Woodruff of Bell Air, Md.. and New York city had given The Sunday Star, Including the Magazine Section. By Mail, $1.50 a Year.