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V "" a1* St. ft R* Avt. X P *THE BUSY CORNER X : x | Have you heard them? Special price on each for tomorrow only. "Shomiider Straps" ?March and two-step, by Egbert Van Alstyne, who wrote Navajo, Seminole, etc. Special tomorrow. ............. "Cherry" ?A very catchy intermezzo two-step. Entirely new and one of the best ever written. Special tomorrow "The Town Where S Was Born" ??Mr. Panl Dresser's best since he wrote "On the Banks of the Wabash." Special tomorrow.. "When the Mocking Birds Are Singing in the WiSdwood" -?The hit of the RAYS in "Down the Pike." A great success. Special tomorrow All the music in "Sergeant Brue" may be had here at popular prices. Third Floor?S. KANN, SONS & CO. X~X"X~:~ *4* t 4? * 4* 4s f ** <+> 4? -- 4> 4 Hfc ? * * 4> 4 -? 4? 4? 4* it W ft <f til DULIN & MARTIN CO. A Housefurntshln Department That Meets Every Demand, ^ not only carry in stock everything that wjWJL couhl be desired in the line of staple house furnishings, but also show the very newest devices pertaining to the culinary art? things which in many instances are not obtainable else where in Washington. When preparing for some special occasion of en tertaining you'll find it an excellent plan to select the kitchen and table requisites at this store. Prices are THE LOWEST consistent with BEST QUALITY. Dulln <& Martin Co., J China, Glass, Silver, Pottery, Porcelain, Etc., "r 1215 F St. and 1214=18 Q St. J r-H-T-7 -f ?X-X~>-X~X~X~X"X'*X~X~X'<"X?X~X~X~X"X-X~X-X-X"X"X~X":~:"X~X?< ? ? JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO. i V ! i u Tomorrow We Start a Clearance of Furs Embracing the Entire Balance off Stock. UR-LINED COAT S?and exquisite Neckpieces and M u ft* s, in E r m i n e, Squirrel, Chinchilla, Mink, etc. Every Fur we offer can be depended on to be of absolutely unimpeachable quality. We stand back of each sale w i t h an unqualified guarantee. i y. I i i t 1 9 v 1226 F Street. :-:?x?:-:?x-:?:":-?:?X">x-X"X~x-x~xk?:?x-x~x^-x-x?<"X"X"X-x~X"^x ?:-x-x->x-x*x-<kk?x-*-:?x-vvxk*%-v*vx-v****** *X"X"X?X"> 1 M PMILIPv5"BORN 6yCQ. 1 * 6'0Ele&enthStbetffyG | | | | Y ? V \ ?f I Clearance off Coats. With six weeks of cold winter ahead we present ^this oppor tunity to buy desirable winter coats at less than half price. "Philipsborn models" are so far in advance of the ordinary run that you can pack these coats away with the assurance that the styles will be all right for next season. .50 .00 for Tailored Jackets of broadcloth and covert, and Long Coats of covert and tweed, formerlv selling: to $18.50. for Tailored 52-inch Long Coats, tight fitting, of broadcloth and covert; regular price, $18. for Coats, including a few lined with squirrel, rep resenting nine-tenths of our entire stock formerly selling at $22, $25, $30 and $35. Long garments in fitted, semi-fitted and loose styles, of finest broad cloth, covert, homespun and tweed mixtures. for the Raincoats formerly selling to $18.50; $14.75 for those formerly $22, $25 and $30. mmwwwmw , Jt, jtx "" i ? ? Big Reduction in Government Printing. EXPECT ENORMOUS SAVING Will Probably Result in a Reduction of the Force. RICHMOND'S NEXT POSTMASTER R. E. Cabell Will Probably Be Ap pointed?Dancy Likely to Stay as Recorder of Deeds. "While the joint printing committee of Congress has not proposed a single line of legislation at the present session, the agi tation for a reduction of government print ing already has resulted in a prospective saving of a million dollars a year." Charles B. Landis of Indiana, chairman of the House committee on printing, made this statement after a conference with the President today. Representative Land-s says the committee Is continuing its inves tigation into the wastefulness of govern ment printing. The Keep commission's in quiry has resulted in the issuance of orders by the President which have resulted in an enormous saving to the government. "Boards have been appointed in every de partment of the government," said Mr. Landis, "to supervise the public printing. The boards are composed of practical men, who see to it not only that duplications of printing are not made, but that reports from the departments are condensed into a reasonable space. Seme ite*ms of printing have been cut off entirely. For instance, the specifications 'heretofore furnished by the patent office, consisting of thirty-six large volumes each year, have been discon tinued. They have been furnished in the past to the courts all over the United States, but inquiry shows they have not been util ized. Whenever a suit involving a patent is instituted the clerks of the courts have ap plied to the patent office for a. certified copy of the specifications. The copies are sup plied at a nominal cost. The court officials never pay the slightest atention to the spe-> ideations heretofore filed with them so they are practically useless. The elimination of these specifications alone saves to the gov- i ernment $61,000 a year. On the whole I think we shall have no difficulty in saving a million dollars a year." "The reduction of printing will result in a reduction of the force in the several print ing offices?" was suggested to Mr. Landis. Quite naturally," he replied. "Already some people have been furloughed from the go\ ernment printing office and others prob ably will be. Such a cut In public printing as is necessary could have no other result It has 'been determined that extravagance in this branch of the government service, as 4n other branches, shall cease, and forces which are unnecessary to do the work must oe curtailed. Richmond's Next Postmaster. President Roosevelt has practically de cided to nominate R. E. Cabell as post master at Richmond, to succeed Post master Knight. This tentative decision of the President was reached after the presen tation of Mr. Cabell by Representative Slemp a few days ago. Mr. Slemp has recommended Cabell's selection, and he will be nominated unless mighty good reasons to the contrary are shown. The term of Postmaster Knight does not expire for a number of weeks. Mr. Cabell was the re publican elector of the Richmond district in the last presidential election, and stands high. The nomination of A. M. Stimson as postmaster at Hot Springs will probably be made in a day or two. Stimson iias been postmaster at Hot Springs for four years, and is not a democrat, as has been stated. M. E. Ingalis, president of the Big Four road, and interested in the Ches apeake and Ohio road, wishes the reap pointment of Stimson, who was related to some branch of the Ingalis family. Mr Ingalis himself is a prominent democrat, but the politics of Mr. Stimson were never referred to as democratic until recently. Dancy Will Probably Stay On. Senator Warner and Representatives Bar tholdt and Fulkerson of Missouri, acting for the republicans of the Missouri dele gation, called on the President today to put before him the name of J. Milton Turner, colored, of Missouri, as a fit man for recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia. Turner is a well-known and prominent negro leader of Missouri. The President did not give the Missouri people I any enoouragement, and indicated that J. ' C. Dancy. the present recorder, will be per mitted to remain where he is for another term. Dancy has held the office about four I years. Senator .Pettus Makes Confession. Senator Pettus of Alabama confessed to day at the White House that he will easily take rank in the class of poorest men in the Senate, there having been some gossip as to the poorest man there. The venerable Ala bama senator, eighty-four years old, called on the President. "I agree with William Wirt, who was At torney General of the United States, that industrious lawyers work harder, live better and die poorer than any other class of peo ple." Senator Pettus doesn't believe in leaving money behind him, and thinks that it encourages laziness. "I have grandsons and great-grandsons, and still another gen eration coming on," said the senator. "I do not want to leave them so that they will not have to work, for these men with mil lions do not have to labor and consequently they do not work." "Is it true, senator, as quoted in the news papers, that you said if you had life to live over again you would get out in the middle of a big farm and stay there?" some one asked. "Well. I don't remember saying that, but I certainly have thought it a number of times," was the response. Senators Foster and McEnery presented some friends, and among the other southern visitors were ex-Secretary Hilary A Her bert and Representative Wiley of Alabama They wanted to make some inquiries about a probable appointment in the state Senator Fulton told tKe President that the republicans of Portland would like to have him go there to attend a banquet on Lin coln's birthday. While the President could not accept the invitation, he appreciated its presentation. OYSTER BOAT VICTIM. Shanghai Story Told by Man Held Prisoner Three Months. Henry M- Lowe returned to his home In Trenton. N*. J., yesterday, after an absence of several months, declaring he had been shanghaied from Philadelphia and held a prisoner on an oyster boat In Chesapeako t>aj\ The young man is in a critical condttlon from exposure, and he says it was only because the captain of the oyster boat feared he would die that he was released. Lowe was looking for work In Philadel phia last October. A stranger, he says, of fered him a position as assistant cook on a fruit boat. He was sent to Baltimore and there was taken aboard a large oyrter boat. From that tiro* until his release a few days ago Lowe Bays he was kept a pris oner and compelled to do the hardest and most mental labor on the boat. He was frequently beaten and ordered to remain on duty all night to help in the stealing of oysters from other boats. The Baltimore police have been asked to take action. Proposed to Rate* Perr$<*.Flagship. A bill Introduced In the House by Repre sentative Bates of Pennsylvania appro priates $20,000 for the purpose of digging ou and raising the hull of Commodore Pa., for free sxhibltloa purposes. FIGURES MADE PUBLIC DIRECTOR NORTH'S REPORT OH UNGINNED COTTON. Southern Members of the House Ex press Much Dissatisfaction With the Statistics Submitted. Speaker Cannon today made public the census bureau figures on unginned cotton immediately after the House was called to order. The total amount of unginned cot ton shown by the report Is 250,884 bales, with 1,613 ginneries vnlieard from. This publication was in accordance with the Sims resolution passed by the House re quiring Director North of the census bu reau to furnish to Congress all data on unginned cotton of the crop of 1905 col lected before January 1(5. An effort was made to have Speaker Can non order the report read in the House, but he flatiy refused to do this, saying the document must pass through ordinary channels, and announced that he thought the figures were misinformation, rather than information; that they, were based on partial returns andv of little value. The Speaker's Ruling. The report had not arrived at the House when the Speaker rapped for order. In response to inquiries from the Department of Commerce and Labor as to how the re port should be handled he replied that he would turn it over to the journal clerk and have it made public through tho public document room in case It arrived before the House went into committee of the whole. Otherwise, he said. It must wait until the House came out of a committee of the whole, as he did not purpose deviating in the least from the ordinary procedure for the purpose of publishing figures of inter est chiefly to speculators. Officials of the Department of Commerce and^I^abor hurried the report to the Capitol, as they did not wish to be responsible for (relay, and it arrived in time to be placed in the Speaker's charge before the House took up the day s work. Under orders from the Speaker a clerk in the public document room read the figures for a large group of members of the House and newspaper men, who were eagerly awaiting the totals in the report. Southern members expressed much dissat isfaction with the figures, and said they were far from the truth. Members from the northern cotton mill districts were equally harsh in their criticism of the totals, and declared the ginneries unheard from might make a radical difference in the figures. Many Ginneries Not Included. The re?port shows the total number of ac tive ginneries in the United States to be 23.918. Of this number 12.IH1 have reported all cotton ginned prior to January 16, 1900. The number of glnners who failed to make an estimate was 1.043, and the glnners who made an estimate numbered 14,304. The report shows running bales, exclud ing lintersand counting round as half bales. I The report by states is as follows: Alabama, 11.345; Arkansas, 20.333; Florida, 3,050: I Georgia. 17,373; Indian Territory, 14,113; ! Louisiana. 15,399; Mississippi, 43.281; Mis souri, 1,785; North Carolina, 9.0S3; 'okla- j homa. 12,068; South Carolina, 9,760- Ten- ' ^TeXaS' T-'7^; Vlitfnlk. 390; REPORTS DENIED. State Department Advised That N^ Colombian Insurrection is Planned. Emphatic denial of the reports from Pan ama that several Colombian generals were planning a revolution against the Colom bian government is made by Senor Don Diego Mendoza, the Colombian minister at Washington. The minister said; "The cable news from Panama that a revolution has started in Antloquoia against General Reyes, headed by Gen* Gonzales Valencia and Ospina, Is without foundation. General Gonzales Valencia in an official document lately published says, in part: 'I love peace as the best blessing; free and no duty of a public character to perform. I work day and night to increase my com mercial credit and to look after the educa tion of my family, these two alms being the sole ambitions I have now.' As for Gen. Ospina, his patriotism is well known. He is not an adventurer." The Asphalt Company's Claim. Secretary Hoot has completed his reading of the report of Judge Calhoun, the special commissioner who was sent to Venezuela to Investigate the claim of the New York and Bermudez Asphalt Company against \ er.ezuela and other claims of Americans against that country. The Secretary will instruct Mr. Russell. United States minis ter at Caracas, to renew his efforts to ob tain a satisfactory settlement of the as phalt claim. That claim will be presented to the Venezuelan government In a modi lied form as a result of the recommenda tions made by Judge Calhoun. In so far as the claim is found to be Just Mr. Russell will be Instructed to press for Its settle ment. Secretary Taft Will Make No Bargain There will be no compromise Involving an increase of the tariff rates on Philippine I sugar and tobacco imports over the 25 per ! cent rate proposed in the pending bill if Secretary Taft's will prevails. He spurns with indignation the suggestion that in or der to secure votes for the Hepburn railroad j rate iblli, now pending in Congress, the ad ministration is wllHng to permit the PM1 ! ipplne sugar and tobacco Imports Into the United States to be taxed 50 per cent of the Dingley tariff rates. The Secretary would see the Philippine bill defeated on a party to any such compromise. A Civil Retirement Plan. Representative Brownlow of Tennessee has Introduced a bill In the House to pre vent superannuation in the civil service and to create a retirement fund for government employes, by withholding each month 3 per cent of their salaries and 25 per cent of all increased salaries, for three months after the promotion is made. OVER SEA HABIT DIPFIiHEXCE ON THIS SIDE THE WATEH. The persistent effect upon the heart of mffplns in coffee cannot but result In the gravest condi tions, in time. Each attack of the drug (and that means each cup of coffee) weakens the organ a little more, and the end la almost a matter of mathematical demonstration. A lady writes from a western ?tate: ? ' I am of German descent and it was natural that I should learn at a very early age to drink coffee Until I was twenty-three years old I drank scarcely anything else at my meals. "A few years ago 1 began to be affected- by a steadily Increasing nervousness, which eventually developed Into a distressing heart trouble that made me very weak and miserable. Theji. some three year* ago, was added asthma in its worst form. My sufferings from these things can be bet ter imagined than described. 'During all this time my husband realised mora fully than I did that coffee was injurious to me and made every effort to make me atop. "Finally, it was decided a few months ago to quit the use of coffee absolntely and to adopt Postnm Food Coffee as our hot table drink I but little Idea that it would help me, bat con sented to try It to please my husband. 1 prepared It very carefuUy, exactly according to directions and was delighted with it* delicious flavor and re; freshing qualities. "Just so soon as the poison from* the coffee had time to get out of my system the nutritive prop erties of the Poatom began to build me up and I am now fully recovered from all my nervousness heart trouble and asthma. I gladly acknowledge that bow, for the first time 1b years, I enjoy per fect health, and that I owe It all to Postuta. Name given by Poatum Co.. Battle Creek. Mich" There's a reason. Read the little book "Th? Bead to Welhrflla," in pigs. Poatum Food Coffee contains M 4n*( at to A. f New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. Store will close at 5130 p. m. until further notice. The February Furniture Sale Will be continued throughout the month, or as long as the goods hold out. Our preparations were made on a very broad scale, and with the several carloads oi furniture already here, there will be additional shipments from day to day, which will be immediately passed into stock. Every piece, from the smallest stool to the massive parlor or bed room suites is the product of leading manufacturers, and is strictly up to the high standard of excellence set and maintained by them. Included also are many high-class pieces from our regular stock, every one of which is an exeep tional value and has never before been offered at present price. We will prepay all freight charges on furniture amounting to a hundred dollars and over within a radius of one hundred miles. Sixth and SereDth floors, G st. fe CMIbtew 'OjLAQUR attention is directed tlhis week to recent arrivals in Boys', Girls' and V Masses' mew Spring Clothing. Also to several lots of Winter Clothing which we are offering at very decisive price reductions. Girls' New Clothing. E are daily receiving additions to our stock of Spring Ready-to-wear Garments, for girls and misses, and call special attention to a line of misses' New Spriog SnaSts which will be shown tomorrow, Saturday. A splendid assortment of light cloths, in a jaunty, box-jacket style, and a most excellent value. $115.00 each for all sizes. We shall also place on sale tomorrow the first arrivals in Girls' New Wasti Dresses. They present a very attractive assortment of popular-priced Percales and Lawns, in neat, girlish effects. We have also just received, in connection with the above, a lot of our now famous Percale Dresses at $1.45 each. The assortment of patterns is better and there is a greater variety of styles than ever before. We offer these as the very best value ob tainable at the price. Girls' Winter Coats At Special Redactions. O close out the remainder of our stock of Winter Coats, we have made some very decisive reductions in price. They are all this season's goods, and highly desirable. Girls' Winter Coats, of dark blue Girls' Winter Coats, of plain and cheviots and novelty cloths, in both mixed materials. sizes 6 g IO I2 box and full-length stvles; sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 years. " and *4 years $7.50 each. $110.00 each. Were $112.50 and $115.00. Were $15.00 and $118.50. Girls' Small Furs Reduced. E are offering some very exceptional valu^ in Girls' and Misses' Small Neck Pieces, in dark and light ef fects, consisting of Throws, Ties, Scarfs and Collars? a splendid assortment of smart styles, all of this sea son's production. $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00 for choice. Prices Were a Third to a Half More. Third floor, G st. Boys' Clothing Reduced. STH the new spring shipments coming in, room must be gradually made for their proper display?hence the decisive price= reductions on all our lines of boys' winter wear. Some are reduced a half, some not so much, every article is an unusual value. A few price hints: Young Men's Suits; sizes 15 to 20, or 31 to 36-inch ohest measure. $7.50. Were $12.50 and $13.50. Boys' All-wool Suits; stiles; all sizee. double- breasted $3-75- Were $4.50 and $5.00. Boys' Negligee Shirts; all sizes. 75c. Were $1.00 and $1.25. Boys' All-wool Suits, of navy blue serges and cheviots, with lined pants; silk sewed and 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' and Girls' Scotch Tarns. 25c. each. Were 50c. 50c. each. Were $1.00. Boys' and Yourng Men's Overcoats At Reduced Prices. E offer eyery Overcoat remaining in stock at a reduced price, thus affording an excellent opportunity to purchase 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. $13.50 each. Were $20.00. $12.50 each. Were $18.50. $10.00 each. Were $15.00. Boys'. $8.75 each. Were $15.00. $7.50 each. Were $12.50. $5.00 each. Were $8.75. $3 /5 each. Were $5 and $6. Boys' New Spring Blouses. E are pleased to announce the arrival of new Spring 1906 Blouses, in the popular "K. & E." brand, of fine madras and gingham; a large assortment of neat and effective patterns, and in all sizes. 50c., 75c. and $1.00 each. Third floor. Teuth St. The Pure Food Department Is always interesting. The freshness and goodness of the entire stock appeal to discriminating folks whose demand is for the best at reason able prices. Walter Baker's Cocoa, cat) 17c. Walter B?kf-r'? Chocolate, cake 15c. Choice Large Smyrna Layer Klgs, moist ami tender, selected frolt. lb 16c. Fancy Fard Dates, lb 12c. Fancy Ftga, stuffed with cherries and nuts, sanitary (air-tight) glass Jaia, each 30c. Franklin Mills Co.'s "WheaUet," fresh, new stock, pekx lie. Farwell & Rhine*' Olnten Flour, 10 lbs 75c. Far well & It bine*' Gluten Grits, pekg 15c. Fifth Boor, Tenth IL Elton's "Tteutoo" Crackers, lb 13c. "Pure" Cream Tartar Baking Powder, lb 80c. Choice "Colonial" Bams, special pickle, lb.. 18c. "Colonial" Extract Vanilla, highly concen trated and economical, bottle 23c. Durkce's and "Premier" Corn Starch, Farina, Sago, Tapioca aw) Barley, pekg 8c. "Plymouth Rock." Knox's. Cox's and Chal mer's Gelatine, pekg 10c. W. * L. "Select" Coffee, dellclously aro matic and fragrant, lb. tin 32c. Chase & Sanborn's "Seal" Braad Coffee, lb.. 35c. Clearance Sale of Little Children's Coats. All Little Children's Colored Cloth and Velvet Coats, in Infants' Department, including the import* ed ones?and most of them are very rich and handsome?have been marked down and are offered as follows: Children's Cloth Coats, made I?x style, with turn-ever collitr ami cuff*; double-breasted, with two rove of buttons. $6.50 cach. Were $8.50 and $8.75. Children's Cheviot Costs, double breasted style, with box back: some trimmed with velvet, others with stitched Iwndtf. $10.00 each. Were $12.00 and $15.00 Children's Costs of velvet and broadcloth, trim* nied with stitched band*; lace or fur collar nu4 caffs; very handsome effects $10.00 each. Were $15.00 and $20.00 Third floor, Eleventh st. Children's Correct Shoes. Beginning with the baby, all our thought, study and experience in this direction are bent upon fitting the natural foot, following its growth with just the proper size, the proper shape, the proper pres sure; thereby not only insuring present comfort, but future satis* faction in the possession of well formed feet, free from all the ills that would otherwise follow. Several interesting items follow: Children's and Misses' Shoes Tor school wear: the best that can t>e produced at tlie price. Made of solid leather through out, with patent tip or kid tip; lace an<* button; spring heel. $r.oo $'-35 Sixes 11 to t. Pair $r-5? Girls' Shoes for dress wear; made of kidskin and box calf, with -welt sole and spring heel. Sixes 8 to 8. Pair Sixes 8*4 to 10H. Pair. Sixes 6 to 8. Pair Six?* 8',* to 10H. Pair. $1-5? $2.00 $2.50 Sizes 11 to 2. Pair Misses' and Children's White Bnckskln l/sos Shoes, with Goodyear welt soles; sixes e, tshi to 1(H*. Pair vJ-3^ Sixes 11 to 2 Pair $4-?? Third floor. Tenth at. Special Sale of Women's Kid Gloves. A small lot of Women's Real Kid Pique Gloves,.the sample line of a prominent manufacturer, in white with black stitching, all black, buff, brown and tan. Strict ly perfect goods, at a very special price. $1.00 a pair. Values $1.50 and $1.75. Main floor, G st. Women's Muslin Undergarments. The following items represent the fullest possible values at the several prices. 'I hey are well made and neatly trimmed, and the materials alone would cost you as much as asked for the completed garment. Included are gowns, drawers, petticoats and corset cov ers. Muslin snd Cambric Gowns, tucked yokes, -/-M* Ve and high necks ^ * Mu-alln. Csmbri<* and Nainsook Drawers, va riously trimmed with hemstitched and lsee- rr^v trimmed ruffle* Kalnsooft Corset Covers, full fronts, elabo rately trimmed with late, beading and rr\r ribbon ^ Muslin end Cambric Petticoats, trimmed with hemstitched tucked ruffles / Nainsook Gowns, round neck, short sleeve#, tucked baud around neck and sleeves run -rrn with ribbon / 3 * Csmbric and Muslin Petticoats; some trimmed with wide ruffles of hemstitched tucks; some with lace and others with ruffle of deep em- >T broidery (lambrlc. Muslin snd Nainsook Gowns, high, low aud Ve necks, variously trimmed with Cr-nn embroidery, ribbon and lace.. "P * Third floor, Eleventh st. Correct Corsets. We give earnest attention to this part of our business, and present at all times a stock that is second to none. Experienced women will tell you the corset best suited to your figure. The following items are well tried domestic makes that need no recommendation: P. N. Corset*, straight front, dtp hip. aj, elastics attached ipi.w J. B. Ooraets, straight front, dip hip, djr rn elastics attached J. B. Girdle Ooraeta, batiste, straight ^ front, dtp hip V R. ? O. Corsets, straight front, dip hip, *t elastics attacked *1-JU O. B. Corsets, straight front, dip hip.. ?2.00 P. D. Corsets, straight front, dip hip.. $3'75 latest Style Bustles. Each.... 25c- to 75c. Thiul floor. Kirrsoth st Woodward & Lothrop.