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William Walter Hamilton Hang ed at Local Jail. MURDERED MARY E. BUTLER Mounted Scaffold Singing "Savior More Than Life to Me." EXECUTION A RECORD-BREAKER Condemned Man Did Not Weaken at Any Time?Story of the Crime. 8inglng "Savior More Than Life to Me." "William Walter Hamilton walked from the death chamber at the District jail this I morning. Within ten seconds from the time I tie reached the scaffold he had paid the Jpen.ilty for the murder of Mary Elizabeth ' THE GUn X Shows Loca (By a Staff J ? |Butler It was just as the bells were strlk- j | Ing the hour of 7 o'clock that the condemn ed man appeared from behind the white furtain that bid the scaffold from the death chamber Twelve minutes later the physi cians in attendance pronounced life ex tinct. Nothing happened to interfere with the "work of the jail officials, and the execution, ; It is stated, was one of the quickest on record. Hamilton's neck was broken by the j fall. The belief is that he did notsuufferany piln. There was no sign of a quivering ot ! the body after the trap was sprung, the entire absence of convulsive movements be ing commented upon by the physicians. The undertaker not being prepared to take charge of the r mains Immediately, ar rangements were made for the removal of the body to the city morgue. From the morgue it was taken by the undertaker i later In the day and interred in Payne's cemetery. No Sign of Weakening. Hamilton showed no sign of weakening, And his voice was as firm and steady this morning ss It had been at any Ume during INTERIOR OF THI i-f'T a Staff 1 the nineteen months he was confined In the Jail. He did not sleep during the night ?md t. k '>nl> a cup of coffee this morn ing before going to the scaffold. "I prefer to spend my last night In prayer.'' the condemned man told the Rev. John Roberts, the missionary, when the latter reached the prison about 11 o'clock. Haml;ton'a spiritual adviser advised him to take a nap in order that his strength might not fall him this morning. The pris oner replied that he would not be found panting when the warden should appear, read the death warrant and announce that the tlms had aoa* to eutr lata tflkM tM sentence of tha court. "?fttr *11." be aaid. *TB botur off tha* If I had been out of ortoon, for then 1 would probably have died without having made any preparations." During the Ionf hours of the night the prisoner and the Rev. Roberts could be heard reading, singing and talking upon religious subjects. The condemned man late yesterday afternoon said farewell to the other prisoners, and one of them, a -white man, was deeply affected. He told Hamil ton that he had already been benefited by his words of advice, and promised that when he Is released he will endeavor to make a complete change In his method of living. Change of Plan Necessary. By the sentence of the court the warden is empowered to execute Hamillon at 6 o'clock this morning, and It had been his Intention to have the affair over a few minutes after that hour. A change was made, however, because of the dark ness that prevailed at 6 o'clock. The exe cution took place as soon as It was light enough for the guards and others to see what they were doing. Rev. J. F. Tunston, pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church at Red Bank, N. J., reached the prison shortly after 6 o'clock this morning and remained with the con demned man and the Rev. Mr. Roberts until the ordeal was over. Hamilton was transferred from the cell In which Gutteau. the assassin of President Garfield, had been confined, to the death chamber on the north side of the prison a few minutes before 7 o'clock. He donned a new suit of black clothes and a white sweater, and crossed the corridor before the witnesses were ad mitted to that part of the jail structure. "1 know you hate to see me go," were EAU CELL. lion of Cell. Photographer.) practically the last words spoken by Ham ilton last night to Rev. Mr. Roberts. Was a Model Prisoner. The remark expressed the feelings of most of the guards who had dealings with the murderer during his many months of imprisonment. Hamilton had been a model prisoner, and, it is asserted, exerted a good Influence upon the others. Several times during the night Hamilton had the missionary sing with him the hmyn "Bear the News to Mother." He related to the minister certain incidents of his life. When he was a boy. he said, he attended school and his parents gave hin^ a good start in life Becoming tired of living In one place, he said, he started upon the road. "Then," Hamilton added, "I became a hobo." Several years ago, Hamilton told the minister, he traveled with an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show and had charge of a big man eating dog. The condemned man's firm step upon the scaffold and the assistance he rendered the officials the last few moments this morning were in keeping with his conduct all the time he was in confinement. He stepped upon the trap and got In position without GUITEAU CEL L. hotograpber.) having to be assisted, and the affair was conducted with such rapidity that all was over before some of the spectators realized that a start had (teen made. When asked what he wanted for break fast this morning. Hamilton reptled with a smile that unless he could have a canvas back duck he thought he would take noth ing but a cup of coffee. "Hamilton Is the thirty-sixth man I hare accompanied to the scaffold," remarked his spiritual advisor to a Star reporter, "and he was different from any of the otheis. At no time did he display the slightest sign of nervousness or express the hope that ' the Pi xlflwut niffet interfere with the mh> sr^^*?vsslua^ I found htm *<1X1 awake and watt In* tor me. I endeavored to have htm take a nap, but he refuaed to do so, and continued hla religloue devotions until the end." Story of the Grime. Hamilton's crime waa the taking of the lire of Mary Elizabeth Butler, colored, who was also known as Lizzie Lyman. She bad left her husband and was living with Ham ilton. When the latter reurned to his home, 708 Washington court, the night of June 30. 1904, he failed to and hla common-' law wtfe there. Waiting at the door lead ing to their apartments, Hamilton met Lit tle and complained that she had been visit ing people in the court distasteful to him. Others In the house heard tbe sound of quarreling and a blow, but paid no atten tion to the noises, because the couple fre quently had engaged in altercations; but that night a terrible tragedy was enacted. Hamilton knocked the woman down, choked her, and then finished his task by fasten ing a necktie about her neck and drawing it until the fle0b was cut. The body was lifted from the floor to the bed, and there until about 6 o'clock the next morning Hamilton rested. 8everal times during the night his hand would be ex tended In order to ascertain if there was any sign of life returning. Shortly after daybreak the man locked the door and left the house. Before midnight, however, he had purchased a bucket of beer and spent the remainder of the time until morning drinking the beverage and smoking cigar ettes. All this )iad been done after Ham ilton had accused the woman of having been unfaithful to tilm. Upon leaving the house in the morning he told a woman named Nattte Hill that he had killed Uasie, and had committed a crime for which only repentance would pay. Murderer Returned to House. IJzzle's mother waa told that something unusual had happened, and shortly after a visit made by her to the house the police were called in. They forced open the door and found the body of the woman lying upon the bed, as it had been left by Ham ilton. It waa learned by the police that Hamilton had boarded a street car soon af ter leaving tne house and started In the direction of Hyattsville, where he had friends. Before the coroner had reached the scene to begin an Investigation, how ever, the murderer returned to ascertain if the evidence of his crime had been dis covered. He mad? no effort to escape when, he saw the crowd of curious persons gathered about the entrance to the oourt, but walked into the alley, when he was olnted out ae the murderer and was laced under arrest. Hamilton was taken into the house. He showed no fear, and frankly admitted that he had taken the life of the woman. Evidence given at the flrst trial of the murderer showed that lie had threatened the life of the woman, '"if she didn't keep out of the houses of the niggers." Lizzie continued to visit her neighbors, and her death followed. The prisoner admitted that he was not Intoxicated at the time he committed the crime; said he did not kill the woman in self-defense, and that the sooner he met his death in satisfaction of the crime the better satisfied he would be. Hamilton told his story of the crime in about the same manner that an ordinary man ot his standing would make the re cital of an affair lo which he was not di rectly concerned. Despite the seriousness of the case and the frankness of the pris oner there was nothing about his conduct that suggested insanity. Insanity, however, was the plea advanced by counsel, but it proved to be unsuccess ful. Because of a legal technicality a new trial was granted after the first conviction. The second trial resulted in a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and the sentence of death was imposed. A stay was granted for a short time in order to give the condemned man the benefit of a hearing by the Court of Appeals. The ap pellate tribunal affirmed the verdict of the trial court and the sentence was carried into effect this morning. NATIONAL QUARANTINE. Provisions of a Bill Agreed Upon by Southern Members of Congress. At a conference of southern senators, and representatives recently a special commu tes was designated to prepare a national quarantine bill. This committee has agreed upon the measure. The bill incorporates many of the pro visions of the measure introduced in the Senate by Mr. Mallory to give the federal authorities control of maritime quarantine, but instead of protecting against "conta gious and infectious diseases," as the Mal lory bill does, the committee's measure limits the quarantine measures to yellow fever. The bill provides for the increase of the salary of the surgeon general of the service to 87,000 and appropriates $500,000 to be paid on the requisition of the surgeon gen eral for the purpose of preventing the im portation of yellow fever into the United States, and for the further purposes, in co-operation with the state health authori ties, of eradicating It, should it be import ed; of preventing its spread from one state into another, and of destroying its cause whenever the same may be found." JUSTICE DEUEL. He Says He Has No Intention of Re signing. Justice Deuel of the New York court of special sessions, one time silent partner of the bewhlskered Colonel Mann in the prof itable Town Topics and Fads and Fancies ventures, has no intention of resigning. "I shall not resign. At no time have I con templated doing so," says this self-con fessed hunter of society "coons"?which, by the way, is Just another way of saying "easy marks." This determination on the part of the justice means that he will take a chance on the district attorney presenting the case against fcim to the appellate division of the supreme court, with a request that Judge Dtuel be barred from practicing as a law yer. If the court acceded to this request the disbarment would automatically render the Justice ineligible to continue in his present office. STOMACH ONTfflE BRAIN WHAT IF A MAN GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS APPETITE? The mail with a well-behaved stomach never thinks about It. He eats what he likes and likes what he eats. He knows he'll enjoy It, because he knows he has a stomach that will easily digest It. All things look good to him; he will sit close to the table, and with a merry twinkle In his eye and a world-peace expression he will "start" on the delicious meal before him. But the man with the bad, brashy, gurgly stom ach Is the man who Is always thinking about It. He can seldom eat what be most likes, and seldom likes what he eats. His stomach worries him be fore meals, after meals and between meals. It Is on his brain. It robs him of his cheer and Inter feres with his dally work. Around him Is a dark spirit, which presses Itself forward In his thoughts, crying: "I am agony, I am disgust, I am nausea. I am sickness, languor, worry. I am conceived Id quick lunches and pappy food, and nourished by gulpy meals. I rob brains of their force and bodies of their life. I steal away nerre and rim. 1 bring heart disease and apoplexy. I mnko the world a pit of weariness and darkness. I am woe, I am death. I am dyspepsia. But yet I bring also hope, light and future health, because by my gloomy presence I give you warning and a chance to escape me." This is a bad dream, but It Is the dally dream of the dyspeptic. If It were not for the white we couldn't tell the black. If It were not for dys pepsia we couldn't know the Joy, the happiness of a well-ordered digestion. All the world looks bright to a man of good health, and good health U Impossible without a good, hardy stomach. And any sick or weak stomach can be mads a good, strong one by Just taking something which will digest your food for you. Instead of letting your tired stomach do It. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet* are the moat effective little tablet* In the world for this very thing. If you feel bloated after eat ing, or you have nausea, ajfrsion to food, brash. Irritation, sour stomach, heartburn or dyspepsia, Smart's Dyspepsia Tablets will stop it, because one grain of an Ingredient of these tablets will digest 3,000 grains of food. Your stomach Is overworked. Let It take a rest. You're not yourself when yon have a bad stomach. These tablets will do the work that the stomach has to do and make you feel bright, think clearly and give you ambition and power to concentrate your attention on your work. Yon'U feel goad. You should always have a box of Stuart's Dys pepsia. Tablets on your dining tabl*. They will mako you gut all the good possible oat of ? very thing you eat. end you'll tatV tt? - ? . -i * A? ? 3# ."6 i. The Greatest 10-Days* Sale ever held In Washington. Haines' Fifty Stores in One, Pa. Ave. and 8th St. Southeast. The Great Co-operation Sale To Form a Stock Company is Now On. Over $100,000 worth of the most reliable Merchandise-ever effered in this city must be closed out in ten days, as we expect to form the stock company by February 15th. Thousands are securing the biggest bargains ever offered in the city of Washington. Everything must be sold in ten days; remember that nothing is reserved. Satisfaction guaranteed in every instance or money refunded. We insist that our regular prices are 25% less than elsewhere. There are sales and sales going on everywhere, but during this great 10 days' sale you can buy anything in this mammoth store at 50% less than the lowest prices quoted in Washington. These items are but a few of the thousands and thousands of articles that we cannot mention here. Furniture Sacrificed. Velour Couch, value $12.50 $7.49 Box Couch, value $16.00 $9.98 Library Table, value $6.50 $2.98 White Enamel DreBser. value $25.00...$16.48 Oak and Mahogany Center Tables, value $3.50 $1.79 Oak and Mahogany Tables, value $3.50..$1 79 Mahogany Dressing Tables, value $14.00, $7.98 Bird's-eye Maple Dresser, value $30.00..$19.50 Bird's-eye Maple Chiffonier, value $27.00. ? $17.98 Mahogany Dresser, value $28.00 $19.98 Mahogany Dresser, value $35.00 $23.50 Mahogany Dresser, value $28.00 $19.48 Handsome Buffet, value $4000 J2<3.48 Fine Sideboard, value $28.00 $15.98 Neat Sideboard, value $22.00 $11.98 3-plece Parlor Suite, value $20 00 $11.98 3-piece Parlor Suite, value $22.00 $11.98 5-pieee Parlor Suite, value $25.00 $14.50 5-piece Parlor Suite, value $35.00 $21.50 Fine 5-piece Parlor Suite, value $65.00.$37.50 Ladies' Desk, value *6.9.8 $4.48 Drop-side Iron Cot, woven wire spring, value $6.00 $3.48 Felt Mattresses, value $10.00 $6.85 One Oak Dresser, value $12.00 $7.85 Oak Dresser and Washstand. French plate mirror on both dresser and washstand, value $20.00 $12.48 3-plece Bed Room Suite, value $38.00. .$26.98 3-plece Bed Room Suite, value $40.00. .$29.45 3-piece Bed Room Suite, value $30.00. .$19.50 Dining Table.6 feet extension, value $6.$4.48 7 Iron Beds, two 4-6, five 4-0, value $6.50. $3.85 Iron Bed, Spring and Mattress, value $7.50, $4.48 Handsome Iron Bed (green, blue, white), value $7.50 $4.6!) Fine Wool Pro-Brussels Rugs, size 9x12, value $15.00 $8.98 Size 9x110-6, value $14.00 $7.98 Braced Dining Chairs, value $1.25 69c. Fine Polished Cobbler Seat Rocker, value $4.50 $2.69 Wood Seat Parlor Rocker, value $3.75.. .$2.69 All 59c. Lace-insferted Window Shades, col ors light, dark green and tan 25c. CUT PRICES OX NEW SPRING MAT TINGS BY THE ROLL. Fine Japanese Figured Matting? Cut from $8.80 to $6.48 Cut from $1000 to $7.48 Cut from $12.00 to $9.48 Cut from $15.00 to $10.9S Best China Mattings?jointless? Cut from $8.80 to $6.48 Cut from $10.00 to $7.48 Cut from $12.00 to $9.48 Cut from $15.00 to $10.98 Cut from $6.00 to $4 98 Cut from $7.00 to $5.48 Cut from $5.00 to $4.00 Shoes Shoes AT A SACRIFICE. Such values as these will bring thou sands. 2,000 pairs of Men's and Women's Finest Sample Shoes. All $3.50 and $4.00 standard makes. Must be closed out at once. To do so we will sacrifice them at, a pair $1.95 One lot of Infants' and Children's Shoes. worth up to $1.00 40c. Boys' and Girls' Shoes, worth $1.00. and $1.25, at 78c. 3oys" and Girls' $1.50 and $2.00 Black and Tan, a pair $1.18 Men's $1.25 Heavy Buckle Arctics, slightly damaged, a pair 6Sc. Women's Fine Fur Top House Slippers, at, a pair 35c Women's $1.00 and $1.25 Hand-turn Sole House Slippers, a pair 78c. Women's $2.00 Genuine Patent Colt Shoes. beauties $1.35 Women's $1.25 and $1.50 Lace Shoes, a pair 80c. Hen's FurnasIhiSmigs. $1.00 Monarch Shirts, white and fancy...63c. Men's Fine White Handkerchiefs 3c. Men's 15c. Black and Tan Half Hose, a pair 8Hc. Men's Extra Heavy Tan Half Hose, a pair 8c. Men's Gray Working Sox, a pair Sc. Men's Sanitary Fleeced Underwear, a gar ment 38c. Boys' Fleece-lined Underwear, a gar ment 22c. Boys' Union Suits, each 38c. Finest 50c. Neckwear 38c. Men's $1.25 Gloves, all kinds 98c. Men's 50c. Gloves, all kinds 43c. Men's Flannelette Shirts, attached col lars 41c. Men's Best 75c. and $1.00 Stiff Bosom Per cale Shirts, each 61c. Men's 50c. and 75c. Stiff Bosom Shirts. each 41c. Wright's Best Health Underwear, a gar ment 78c. Men's Fine Double-breasted and Back Red Flannel Underwear, a garment 83c. Men's Natural Wool Underwear 68c. All $1.50 Underwear $1.27 All $2.00 Underwear $1.78 25c. and 39c. Neckwear 22c. Men's $1.00 Gloves, all kinds 78c. Men's 25c. Suspenders, a pair 11c. CEothing Department. All our Men's and Boys' Winter Clothing. Profit and cost have been lost sight of Never before was such fine c'othing at so low prices. Men's $18.00 and $20.00 Fine Tailor Suits in plain blues and blacks: also neat mixe.l goods, very latest style and cut $10.00 They represent the product of the most skillful tailors and are guaranteed to equal any $25.00 tailor-made garments, or we cheerfully refund your money. Men's $12.50 and $14.00 All-wool Mixed Goods and Plain Blue and Black Suits, at $7.00 Men's $10.00 Suits $4 89 One lot of $10.00 Suits, not all siz-s.. ..$2 98 One lot of $10.00 and $12.50 Suits, not all sizes $3.50 Men's $1.50 Pants 85e. Men's $2.00 Pants $1.29 Men's Finest Tailored Pants, $3.50 and $4.00 values $2. <>5 Boys' Best 25c. Outing Flannel Waists.. 11c. Bays' 29c. Pants 19c. All of our Boys' Fine Suits, worth $4.!!8, $5.98 and $6.48. are, a suit $:t 65 (This means choice of the finest suits In the store.) Boys' $2.50 and $2.98 Suits $1.75 Boys' $1.50 Suits 98c. (All sizes from 6 to 15 years.) All of our $1.50 and $2.00 Men's Soft and Stiff Hats ;?5c. One lot of Men's Fancy Vests, In white and colors, worth from $1.50 to $4.00 C9c. Boys' 50c. Blouse Waists 85c. One lot of Boys' 25c. Caps 14c. One lot of Boys' 50c. Caps 32c. A chance of a lifetime to secure Fine Clothing at less than cost to make. Re member, sale opens Thursday. February 1, and closes in 10 days. Dress Goods. $1.39, $1.25 Serges, Broadcloths and Suit ings 92c. 25c. and 29c. Dress Goods 21c. $1.00, $1.25 Silk Velvets Stic. Velveteen?all colors l.jc. Cc. Outing Flannel 4c. 12V4c. Outing Flannel... 8c. Silk for waists, a yard 38c. Dress Goods, worth up to 50c. and 75c.. to close out at, a yard 28c. $1.00 and $1.25 Henriettas, Serges and Broadcloths, a yard 68c. 15c. White Waistings, a yard 8c. 25c. White Waistings, a yard 18c. 29c. Wool Tricot Flannels, a yard 17c. Newest 10c. Lawns, a yard 6c. Toilet Articles. Fairy. Fairbank's, Tar. Sweetheart Col. gate's Floating and other 5a. Toilet 8onp*, five for lOo 15c. Tooth Brushes 8e. 10c. Side Combs, a pair..... OVfcc. 89c. Alarm Clocks 54c. 25c. Boxes of Fine Toilet Soaps 17o. Cloverlne Salve, for cuts and bruises... .7c, 25c. Boxes Extracts 17<\ 50c. Boxes of Extracts H4C. 7 Rolls of Best Toilet Paper ...350. Hosiery Sacrificed. Pilling & Madely 25c. Hose Ittc. Children's 10c. Hosiery, a pair 7H<* Children's 15c. Hosiery, a pair 10<>sC. Infants' 10c. Wool Hose, a pair 5c. Children a 10c. Side Garters, a pair 5c? Buster Brown Hose, 2 pair for... 25c. Women's 50c. Fleece-lined Hose, a pair, 31c, Women's 39c. Emb. Hosiery, a pair....22c. Children's 2 for 25c. Hose, a pair 7c. Children's 25c. Hosiery, a pair 18c. Women's Finest 50c. Hosiery, a pair 43c. Boys' Heavy Ribbed Hosiery, worth 25c.l7c. Misses' 19c. Fine Ribbed Hosiery 15c. Buriiom No-seam Hosiery, 2 pairs for. .250. Corsets. Finest makes of CorsetB In Americ a, In all sizes and styles. Including American Lady, C. B., R. and G. Also Globe and other popular makes, fit. a pair 82c. Fine line of 50-cent Corsets In various makes, a pair 38c. HousefurrBistiiiogs Must Qo ALL 10-CEXT ARTICLES 8 CENTS. ALL 5-CENT ARTICLES ? CENTS. Everything must be sold out In Ten Days. 10-plece White or Decorated Toilet Sets $1.44 12-plece Toilet Sets ?4.(Ki White Bowl and Pitcher Tie. Slop Jars, plain 4Nc. Slop Jars, decorated x4o. Table Glasses, each l^c. Galvanised Wash Tubs, No. 1. 45c.; No. 2, 52c.: No. 3 58c. Our Special 25c. Wash Boards 19c. Jumbo Laundry Soap. 5 cakes for 19e. lliO-piece Dinner Sets, plain print $5-92 112-plecc Dinner Sets, plain print $0 52 56-piece Beautiful Cott-ige Dinner Set. $4.06 6 White Cups. Saucers. Plates (IS pieces) 08c. 6 Decorated Cups, Saucers, Plates (18 pieces) 7-plece China Dessert Set 6 Dozen Clothes Pins for. Any article in our 5 and will be sold for 4 and Sc. Table full of Granite Ware of every de scription. worth up to Cite., to closed out at 21c. ? ... 88c. fancy 42c. 5c. 10c. Department WISEMAN BRO a Outfitters for Both Men and Boys. Cor. 7th and E Sts. N.W. FANCY SUITS, OVERCOATS & TROUSERS 1 3 OFF Marked Price! ,UR semi=annua! clearing sale Is undoubt edly the most popullar clothing sale ever held in Washington, lit mean a sacrificing off a!!!! winter garments at practically give=away prices. Cold weather is now upon us?be warmly clothed?E. B. Clothing at such low prices is indeed a remarkable investment. Here is a scale off prices on all winter clothing: $8.35 for $12.50 Overcoats. $9.00 for $13.50 Overcoats. $10.00 for $15.00 Overcoats. $12.35 lor $18.50 Overcoats. $13.35 lor $20.00 Overcoats. $15.00 for $22.50 Overcoats. $20.00 for $30.00 Overcoats. $23.35 f?r $35-oo Overcoats. $26.35 f?r $40 00 Overcoats. $28.35 f?r $42-5? Overcoats. $2.50 Trousers now $1.67 $3.00 Trousers now $2.00 $3.50 Trousers now $2.35 $4.00 Trousers now $2.67 $4.50 Trousers now $3-00 $6.67 for Suits marked $10.00. $8-35 for Suits marked $12.50. $9.00 for Suits marked $13.50. $10.00 for Suits marked $15.00. $12.35 f?r Suits marked $18.50. $r3-35 f?r Suits marked $20.00. $15.00 for Suits marked $22.50. $20.00 for Suits marked $30.00. $23-35 fc>r Suits marked $35.00. $5.00 Trousers now $3-35 $6.00 Trousers now $4.00 $6.50 Trousers now.. . .$4.35 $7.50 Trousers now $5-00 $9.00 Trousers now $6.00 IHJere's the Scale of Prices Children's Garments; Suits and Overcoats .... Suits and Overcoats .... Suits and Overcoats .... Suits and Overcoats .... Suits and Overcoats .... $3.50 Suits and Overcoats .... $3.00 Sua Is and Overcoats .... $8. $6.67 $5.35 $4.00 $3.35 $2.67 $2.35 $2.00 Furnishing Leaders. Men's Spring Neglige Shirts; neat, attractive patterns; light and dark effects. Special price, each Twenty-five-cent Shield Bows. Special, trvo for 25a Apiece 11 Sc. It Boys' twenty-flve-cent Heavy Ribbed Hose; sizes from 7 11 9/-. to WA- Per pair u 75c. Men's Medium-weight Merino Underwear, In natural gray, iig/. Special Men's 50c., 75c. and $1.00 Unlaun dered Shirts. All sizes ex cept 16. Special *?>'V. To Increase the Merchant Marine. A bill to Increase the American merchant marine through the rebuilding or repairing of foreign-built ships wrecked In American waters has been formally reported to the House committee on merchant marine and fisheries. Under this bill, -which has al ready passed the Senate, the commissioner of navigation is directed to Issue an Amer ican register to foreign-built vessels when such vessels shall be wrecked In the United States and shall be purohased and repaired by a citizen of the United States, providing the cost of repairs equals three-fourths of tha coat of the vessel when repaired. Imports Practically Doubled. Imports into the United States have prac tically doubled in the past seven yeara The Imports for 1905, according to the bureau of statistics, amounted to $1,179,000,000 and those for 1868 to only $633,000,000. The gain In 1905 was roughly 70 per cent In foodstuffs, 77 per cent in manufactures, 90 per cent in luxuries, and 117 per cent in raw materials for manufacture. There have been notable Increases In the imports of tobacco, raw cotton and copper. Tbe im portation of raw silk has increased about 100 per cent since 1898. Tin has Increased nearly 200 per cent; hides and skins, 80 per cent; crude rubber, 90 per cent. Wood Im ports in 1998 were $11,500,000 in value, and to 1908 nearly $47,000,000. n s 1 l s s The Ground=Hog Saw Its Shadow That means that we will have six weeks' rough weather? colder perhaps than the early winter. You'll have use, there fore, for all the 1905 Garments now being sacrificed. Sy its, $7.5(0, $ fl O.0O& $ D 9.S0: Every Suit in the house included in these three lots. A few of them are marked $13.00, but most of them are worth from $20.00 to $50.00. All styles?long coat and Eton suits, in all fine fabrics, including velvets. Large lot Children's All-Wool Sweaters, worth $1.25, will sell tomorrow At 66c, SL Ss8k Waasts, Lot Ladies' Silk Waists, variety styles; worth $4.00, $5.00, $5.50. Choke, $2.^8 Sweaters. Large '.ot Ladles' Fine A 11 - W o o 1 Sweaters, worth $1.98, At $1.25 1 f & ;s :g '5 -St "5 Cost y ones, $?T ^2? to $40 AH Furs Marked for Clearance. Ladies' Jap. Mink Scarfs; worth ?>?> .rvn. Jh.Oo $?.0<U) Ladies' Mink Ties and Throws; worth $20.4K)J* price $110.00 Ladies' Isabella Fox C h ildren's Fur Sets; S| worth $2.50....*P U Ladies' Imitation Er mine Sets; ?e n worth $10.00...*pi5' Ladies' Black Lynx Set; worth ft'"j)e $40.00. Now. Ladies' Genuine Mar iSA.SSJi.M8.00 Sable Isabella and I Muffs; worth $18.00 Sable Muffs; worth $5 and $6. <R I <Q)Q Clearance S^NOW. $10.00 tfhite Incomplete eizos in Infants' and Colored Silk and Velvet Caps; worth from $1.25 to $1.9S. Afhc Choice liXU. Corduroy 10 Children's Cloth and Coats, sold up to $4.98. Choice 10 Children's Cashmere and Wioth Dresses, sizes 8 to 14 years, ffi t] A Q) Worth $2.98, for U Infants' Hand-knit Boot ies. Worth 19c., for One lot Children's White Dresses, sizes 6 months to 4 years; S<ni/? worth up to $2.48. Choice ny^c. Muslin Underwear. 150 Ladies' French Xainsook and Fine Cambric Gowns, elaborately trim med in lace and embroidery; extra length and width; worth up to $2.48. Choice Incomplete sizes of Ladies' Fine Xainsook and Cambric Corset Covers; worth up to 79c. Choice Ladies' Fine Black Satteen Petti coats with deep accordion Pounce; others ruffle-trimmed; worth $1.50, tor Ladies' Full-length Flannel-" f*yr ette Klmonas; worth $1.25, for Ladies' Flannelette Petti- 2 B C coats, with deep flounce ? :i, ?89c. NOTICE All the stocks of the departments on first floor have been sold and we begin at once the extensive remodeling. But this will not interfere with the business on second and third floors. In fact, we expect to be busier than ever in the Suit, Millinery and Muslin Underwear Departments. Bargralos Are listed for clearance in these stocks. As soon as the first floor is completed the contractors will begin on the second, and then the third floor will be put in order. Seventh. BOE M&P?fe? Jeve'nS. Wedded Old Country Sweetheart. X dispatch from Eldora, Iowa, says: Com ing from old England to wed the man of her choice. Miss Emma Jane Hey of Oak worth Hall, England. and J. V. C. Taylor of Washington.DC., were married Friday at Marahalltown. They were sweetbearta long ago In England. Taylor la the manager of the NaUonal Alumni Association and Is assigned to work In Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakota#. He was born In England and lived for many yeare at Oak worth Hall, the home of his bride. He spent fourten years In South Africa and was a participant in the Jem?on raid.