Ul??dwatd & Hotbrop .
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
Heavy Winter Coats, for girls 6 to 12 years. Assorted shades
of cheviots and fancy mixtures, in a variety of this season's best
$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.
$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
$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:
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. ->-/*
?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.
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
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;
$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.
$15.00 each. Were $20.00.
$12.50 each. Were $18.50.
$10.00 each. Were $15.00.
Third flour. Troth st.
$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.
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.
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
Orders taken for colors not in
stock to match the gown or slip
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.
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.
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
$4.00 a pair.
Attention is also called to a re
cent importation of
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.
OU can get a Sewing Ma
chine here at a most rea
sonable figure?an excel
lent one as low as
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,
'Secoae floor, O at
Woodward & Lothrop.
Dedication of Good Samaritan
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
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
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
"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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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