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| Have you heard them?
Special price on each for tomorrow only.
?March and two-step, by Egbert Van Alstyne,
who wrote Navajo, Seminole, etc.
Special tomorrow. .............
?A very catchy intermezzo two-step. Entirely
new and one of the best ever written.
"The Town Where S Was Born"
??Mr. Panl Dresser's best since he wrote "On
the Banks of the Wabash."
"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.
W ft <f
DULIN & MARTIN CO.
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
Dulln <& Martin Co., J
China, Glass, Silver, Pottery, Porcelain, Etc., "r
1215 F St. and 1214=18 Q St. J
? JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO.
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
1226 F Street.
1 M PMILIPv5"BORN 6yCQ. 1
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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.
for Tailored Jackets of broadcloth and covert, and
Long Coats of covert and tweed, formerlv selling: to
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.
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Big Reduction in Government
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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;
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
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
? ' 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;
"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
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
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.
'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
$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
$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.
$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;
$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.
$13.50 each. Were $20.00.
$12.50 each. Were $18.50.
$10.00 each. Were $15.00.
$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
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
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
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.
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.
Sixes 11 to t. Pair $r-5?
Girls' Shoes for dress wear; made of
kidskin and box calf, with -welt sole and
Sixes 8 to 8. Pair
Sixes 8*4 to 10H. Pair.
Sixes 6 to 8. Pair
Six?* 8',* to 10H. Pair.
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
$1.00 a pair.
Values $1.50 and $1.75.
Main floor, G st.
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
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
Kalnsooft Corset Covers, full fronts, elabo
rately trimmed with late, beading and rr\r
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
(lambrlc. Muslin snd Nainsook Gowns, high,
low aud Ve necks, variously trimmed with Cr-nn
embroidery, ribbon and lace.. "P *
Third floor, Eleventh st.
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
The following items are well
tried domestic makes that need no
P. N. Corset*, straight front, dtp hip. aj,
elastics attached ipi.w
J. B. Ooraets, straight front, dip hip, djr rn
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.
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