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JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO.
A Pupefa ?men aisti The Hfigher Class Of Goods, to Sell Far Under Value, E were fortunate enough to dose out from one off our regular manufacturers (a manufacturer wlho makers nothing but the highest class of goods) the balance of his entire stock. Silk Waists, Crepe de Chine Waists, Lingerie Waists.. The price paid was off course out of all pro = portion to the value off the goods, and gives us an opportunity to hold a sale off Waists that will prove off interest to every woman.. $115, $17. Waists = 10 <& $20 The Lingerie Waists are of fine batiste and handkerchief linens?hand embroidered and lace trimmed. The Silk and Crepe de Chine Waists are off the best materials, made up in the most attractive models, these Waists are materially under 1226 F Street. r- " ?! "Reputation Built on Quality." -A quality Whisky that ?stands pre=eminent as the most worthy off emergency ?tonics for home use. EIGH in the balance of merit the whiskies of fered today and none will be found to possess such general excellence nor answer so perfectly for every occasion that requires the use of good whisky as PURE ORONOCO RYE. That it is popular is but an echo of merit a fitting testimonial to honest worth. You will enjoy ORONOCO cry one does, and in partaking of it you have the assur ance of the most beneficial results to health. Delivered in neat, unlettered cartons. RYE Edward J. Quinn 604 Pa. Ave. Sole Distributer, u Wednesday's Valentine Bay. Make it a point to ilrop in the Gift Store (adjoining the Drug Store), and look through the collection of Valentines. Your every want is antici pated thoroughly well. Sentimental and Comic Valentines of every sort and hundreds of novelties, with witty verses that you'll find appropriate to send some one. Tho best selected stock Washington has yet seen. 00 RAM'S GIFT'STORE, fl3th and Penna. Ave. Adjoining Che Driif 8tore. ^ It . AT PALM BEACH. (ipccUl C?rn>s|K>o<lriK'e of The St?r. PAI.J1 REACH. February S. l'.W While the Florida tourist season has been somewhat later and slower this season than usual, owing to the unusual winter In the north, the lero temperatures are now driving folk southward In throngs The heaviest business at present is at Miami, the favorite Ashing ground, while Or mond. Palm Beach and St. Aucuatlne are catching the crowds en route. The human tide to Havana Is unusually heavy, and the east coast benefits by that as well. Janu ary brought more rata than is the rule in these latitudes, but ffTe heavy showers were Interspersed with bright skies. E. M. Padelford of Washington has just completed an ideal fishing: trip In his mo tor dory, the Cooter. He time down the Indian river leisurely, through i,ako Worth to Palm Beach, where he Joined Mrs. Pad- ! elford, who had taken the train. They arc to remain at the latter resort several weeks, with side trips to Miami and else where. Mr. and Mrs. II. K. Bolton of Chicago are among the most conspicuous of the young couples here. Last Saturday Mr. Bolton won the consolation cup In the Lake Worth cup golf tournament. Mrs. Bolton was Miss Johnson of Washington. Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Staples, Mrs. Lillian Staples and Mrs. J. W. Daniels and child are Washlngtonlans who arrived together last week at Palm Beach. Another little Washington party to swell hotel arrivals was Mr. and Mrs. H. Mor gan Illll and Miss Diane Morgan Hill. General Summers and Miss Summers of Washington have Just reached Palm Beach for their fourth season. Miss Summers Is a singer of note. Mrs. Butterworth of Washington, widow of the late representative, and her son, Benjamin, have been installed in the Palm Beach hotel colony for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Wash ington are back at Palm Beach, after en joying the automobile races at Ormond. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rlggs and daughter of Waslfngton are now fairly settled In the Bodine cottage on Valencia street, St. Augustine. They are often to be noted at the t^as and receptions of the St. Augustine Golf Club. Among recent Washington hotel arrivals at Palm Beach are Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Turner, H. Rosslter, J. M. McCallum, Mrs. M. L. Berker, John A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul, Mr. and Mrs. O. Edmonston. Mrs. J. Kaughman, W. A. Ison. William A. White. Miss Deane, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Shafcr, Conor Coppinger and Blaine Coppinger. Meeting of Men's Club. The Men's Club of Assembly's Presbyter ian Church held Its first meeting of the year last Friday evening In the church parlors. An Informal discussion was held, during which the club's future work was outlined. Of ficers were elected as follows: President, Thomas P. Keene; first vice president,* J. Hoy Pipes; second vice president. W. 8. Perry; secretary, Edw. Wlddlfield; treas urer, K. A. Clum; membership committee, J. E. N. Ingalls, C. W. Henkle and 'W. & Perry. SOCIETY (Oontlnaed From Second Page.) muslcale. when Miss McLanahan of St. Louis will give a recital. Miss Marie-Dillon of Frostburg, Md., Is visiting In the city, and will remain until next Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strasburger of 1446 Rhode Island; avenue northwest left the city yesterday for St. Augustine and Palm Beach, Fla. They expect to be away about Ave weeks. Mrs. George C. Johnson of 1717 15th street northwest will be at home Thursday. February 15. Miss Caroline Frye Briggs and Miss Emma Frye White, granddaughters of Sen ator Frye, will receive at the Hamilton Thursday, February 15, for the last time this season. Mrs. John W. Langley will be at home the last time for this season at the Rocham beau, Thursday, February 15. from 3 to u o'clock. The congressional ladies at the Hamilton Hotel will receive Wednesday afternoon, February 14. from 3 to (5 o'clock. Mrs. Klttredge Haskins will be at home Tuesday, the 13th Instant, from 3 to 0 p.m., at the Connecticut. Mrs. Dor.ald McLean was the guest of honor last night at a beautiful reception given at the home of Mrs. Harry Guff, who is the regent of a local D. A. R. ehr.pter, the members of which assisted in the enter tainment. Charity Entertainment. The benefit to be given at the Columbia Theater Tuesday afternoon, February 20, at 4:15 o'clock, for the Children's Country Home, St. Michael's and All Angel's Church and a Boys' Guild from St. John's Sunday school, has for its patronesses Mrs. E. Oliver Bell, Mrs. F. H. Blgiow, Mrs. Rosalie H. Bocock, Mrs. Conrad J. Cooper, Mrs. Richardson Clover, Mrs. E. C. Chubb, Mrs. E. Slater Dunlop, Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Chas. W. Fairbanks. Mrs. C. C. Glover, Mrs. Harry Heth, Mrs. Kate C. Henry, Miss Nannie Randolph Heth, Mrs. John R. Mc Lean, Mrs. E} R. McCourtney, Mrs. Otto M. Muncaster, Mrs. James C. Needham, Mrs. J. Strigg Poole, Mrs. Tresiey M. Rixey, Mrs. R. B. Rutherford, Mrs. H. Y. Satter lee, Mrs. Roland Cotton Smith, Mrs. George H. Stetson, Mrs. R. F. Shepard and the Misses Wilkes. IN THE STORES 8. KANN, SONS & CO.?Last week the greatest auction sale of silks in years was held In New York. From this sale thou sands of yards were purchased?the sale begins tomorrow. The detailed news ap pears in the firm advertisement. Many fine silks are to be had at less than half price. Another big sale is of embroideries? 47,000 yards in all, including matched sets, all-overs, wide and medium bandings and demi-fiouncings. These goods are of the very finest qualities, yet the prices are those of ordinary qualities. The average sale price is less than half the regular price. White pin-dot Swisses is another of the extremely interesting and advantageous bargain offerings for Monday. Lot will not last all day, although there are a hundred pieces. Laces, Valenciennes and torchons? at less than half their actual worth. Satin striped organdies, corded, are offered for sale tomorrow at reduced prices?four pat terns each in four colorings. In addition to these there are many bargain opportu nities in various lines, including dress goods, linings, rugs, stationery, etc. The first extensive display of suits for spring is announced. PARKER, BRIDGET & CO. will begin the week by reducing goods from their every department, in consequence of their stock-taking of last week. Attractive ac cessories, and all sorts of dressy odds and ends that appeal to the woman of taste will be found for the traditional song, prior to the formal spring opening which will be an important event later on. This h,ouse Is notable for its line of elegant outer gar ments, both imported and American-made, and the prices are always as reasonable as the goods value will allow. THE PALAIS ROYAL page announce ment in today's issue contain^ an appeal "For the President's Eye." It callfe atten tion to the extended office hours of govern ment employes from a merchant's stand point. and states the advantages demon strated by the closing of stores at 5 O'clock instead of 8 o'clock, as formerly. The business portion of the page includes illustrations of lingerie at moderate prices; I details of a special sale of spring suits and wraps, and also staple silks and new wash fabrics at considerably less than regular quotations. The paragraph given to the new "Theater Hat'' is supplemented with a clipping from a New York source, which is profitable reading. Home needs are not forgotten, and house keepers can very profitably study the Palais Roval page. The white enameled steel cooking utensils, chinaware, table linen furniture and draperies are told of In detail, and not a few bargains are nointed to. The paragraph devoted to val entines gives new ideas In this line in rib bon, book and post card valentines. The column of "Bargain Spots will repay study-in fact, today's page is more than usually interesting, and will prove a treat that readers will appreciate. CLARK DAVENPORT & CO. announce ! today that they have extensively increased their stock of wall paper and their facill I ties for handling Interior decorations. They have engaged the best New York talent, and this, together with their attractive line of foreign and domestic wall papers, will make this department a matter of artist,c -is well as commercial Interest to the com munity. In other departments of furniture, carpets, rugs draperies, etc., they are of fering reductions that are as unusual as they are drastic. Another item of Interest Is an exhibit of pictures formerly at the Halls of the Ancients, which the public Is cordially Invited to Inspect. I ANSBURGH & BRO. are Including in their bargain features of the coming week a curtain sale that will have a tpeclal charm for the woman who likes her win dows to have a dainty appearance. The house has been planning this sale for months, and have gathered the goods from the leading curtain mills under conditions which make their advertised values possi ble A February silk sale will Include such weaves as fancy Loulsine, Faconne taffeta satin liberties, plaids, etc., together with crepe de chines in black and all the de sirable colors. Women's tailor-made suits have had their prices reduced below half, and slik petticoats can be had at even greater decreases in value. i FVTRTON & CO.. the women's outer garment store, announces today in other columns of The Star the arrival of several new consignments of women s spring SUJ'S coats, waists and skirts, secured by the New York connections of this concern, ana embracing suits in all the new m'*ture? and colors, with "Eton, bolero and "pony" Jackets?exclusive and really dis tlnetlve styles of not more than one of a sort. TWs store Is also calling attention to the splendid stock of new waists which they actually believe to be the greatest values to be had in this city. PHILIPSBORN'S.?This well-known store announces a fairly comprehensive showing of new spring suits for the coming week. Chiffon panama, chiffon broadcloth, mix tures and veilings are the popular 1906 fabrics, with black, navy, coral, old rose, gray and white as the leading shades. Short sleeves are shown almost exclusively In the Eton and bolero styles, but the pony coat models. Of course, call for long sleeves. For women looking forward to a season at the southern resorts they have provided an advance showing of fancy linen suits, trimmed with lace and embroidery; also a number of tailored styles In white serge and panama. The 1006 waists of lingerie are also shown In" a great variety of styles, charming creations that seem Impossible to produce at such modest prices. WM. HAHN & CO. are continuing their marked-down sale of men's, women's ana children's footwear. The stock represents every style of shoe, each line so well se lected as to suit the Individuality of every wearer. Leather having advanced in pricey the present reduction in prices cannot be ? * tor NEWS OF THE LOCAL NATIONAL GUARDSMEN National guardsmen of the District of Columbia will be oc-* cupied again this week with the annual inspection and muster un der the auspices of section 14 of the Dick militia law. The schedule follows: Monday. 2d Battalion of the_2d Regiment (the Mh Battalion), at 8 o'clock p.m.; Tuesday, 1st Separate Battalion, at Center Market armory at ? o'clock p.m.; Wednes day, brigade, band and corps of field mu sic, at 8 o'clock p.m.; Thursday. 2d Battal ion of the 1st Regiment, at 8:15 o'clock p.m.; Friday. 1st Battery Field Artillery. Signal Corps and Ambulance Corps, at Center Market armory, at 8:15 o'clock p.m. The feature of the Inspections last week was the fact that the 1st B-ttalion, which reported Thursday evening, attained a per centage of 1<H> per cent, so far as attend ance was concerned. The showing other wise was also regarded as excellent, espe cially in view of the fact that the com mand was compelled to march from its armory at 15th and E streets to the Center Market armory while a heavy snow storm was in progress. Several other organisa tions Inspected last week had every mau on the rolls In line. Thus far - .e general showing has been much better than that of a year ago. The inspection of each battalion is pre ceded by a review and followed by a drill. In connection with which the battalion and company commanders and the cnlefs of platoons are required to demonstrate their military abilities to the extent of executing programs prepared by Col. Brett. * * * *> Orders for the parade Washington's birth day have been issued as follows: "The brigade band, the 1st Regiment of Infantry and the 1st Battery, Field Artil lery, Col. Charles H. Ourand, command ing, will assemble for parade at their re spective armories at 10 o'clock a.m., Thurs day, February 22, 10W5. "After the parade in this city the com mand will proceed to Alexandria. Va., on the steamer Woodbury, or other boat that may be furnished, to participate in the cer emonies incident to Washington's blrthdiy. "On the completion of this duty, the col onel commanding will embark his troops, and on arrival in this city will march them to their armories, where they will be dis missed. "Blue uniform, overcoat (cape buttoned back), cap. black shoes, uniform white col lar and gloves will be worn. "Mounted officers and men will weir the uniform prescribed for mounted officers and men. with overcoats. "The 1st Battery Field Artillery will be reported to the commanding officer at the Center Market armory at lOIW) o'clock a.m. "Each organization will be inspected by its commander before the'general assem bly, and any officer or man not in proper uniform or not presenting a creditable ap pearance will not be permitted to parade. "The colonel commanding, his staff, field officers and battalion commanders and their staffs and one orderly will be mounted and will provide themselves with suitable mounts. "The acting quartermaster general will provide the horses for the 1st Battery F-eld Artillery." * v * * The number of officers and men present at the last drill of each organization of the brigade, and also the strength of each com mand. Is shown by the following record kept by Adjutant General Brett: Officers Men Strength, pres. iires. l*t Battery, Field Artillery... .VJ 3 4) Ambulance Corjw 2:i 1 ID 8Ign.nl Corps 28 * "? Company A, 1st Keglment.... 38 Company B, 1st Regiment .. 32 Company C, 1st Regiment 4.1 Company E, 1st Regiment 47 2 38 Oompany P, 1st Regiment.... 38 1 33 Company G, 1st Regiment.... ?}:I 3 24 Company II. 1st Regiment.... 38 1 14 Oompany I. 1st Regiment.. . 42 1 34 Company K, 1st Hegiment 30 1 24 Company I>, 1st Regiment 34 2 30 Company A, 2<1 Regiment 37 1 33 Oompany B. 2d Regiment 42 1 23 Oompany C, 2<1 Regiment 4<) 1 2.1 Company D, 2<1 Regiment 44 2 34 Oompany E, 2d Regiment 32 2 22 Company F, 2d Regiment 30 1 13 Company G, 2(1 Regiment 37 1 lis Company I, 2d Regiment 47 2 43 Company K, 2(1 Regiment 30 2 27 Oompany L. 2(1 Regiment 45 1 35 Company M. 2d Regiment 30 1 34 Company A, 1st Sep. Battalion 55 2 43 Company B. 1st Sep. Battalion 5.1 3 38 Company C, 1st Sep. Battifllon 68 2 3D Company D, 1st Sep. Battalion 55 3 43 * * * The militia system of the District in 1 2t 2 3B 2 30 47 SaSJMLONG THE CLUBS The Washington Alumnae Association i>f the Pi Beta Phi fraternity held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening last at the residence of Miss Shallenberger, 1863 j Mintwood place. It has been the aim of this association to provide for such oc casions programs both interesting and in structive. Upon previous evenings the speakers have been Mrs. Seaman, whose theme was personal reminiscences of life and travel In Norway, and Mrs. W. E. An drews, who gave an account of the world's fair at St. Louis, with which exposition she was connected as one of the board of lady managers. Last Tuesday evening the literary feature was a paper on "Our Diplomatic Service," prepared by Mr. Van Dyne of the State Department. , Refreshments were served and a social evening followed. The Abracadabra Club met Wednesday evening with Mrs. George R. Ide, 801 A street southeast. The quotations In answer to roll call were from Washington Irving. The meeting was well attended. Mr. C. i-.. Parker, vice president, was in the chair. The program was opened with a piano solo by Miss Olive Taylor. This was followed by a paper from Mrs. C. G. Abbott en titled "A" Glimpse of California." Having Just returned from a six-months' visit, she was able to give an interesting (description of southern California. Air. Frederick Muller gave some music with his zither. Representative Theobold Otjen of Wiscon sin, who was one of the Taft party to the Philippines, then gave a history of his trip, which he Illustrated with a large map of our new possessions. He was requested to answer many Inquiries, which he did in a satisfactory manner. The program was followed by refresh ments served by the hostess. Visitors pres ent were Dr. and Mrs. Veasey, Delaware; Mr. John C. Nicholson, Newton, Kan.; Miss Alice Finch, Colorado Springs, CoL; Mr. and Mrs. F. Muiler, Maj. and Mrs. Beebe, Miss Otjen, Miss C. L. Lloyd. Mrs. Emma Ide, Miss Bessie Ide and Miss Olive ; Taylor. The Columbia Heights Art Club met February 8 with Mrs. Garner at the Port ner. Mrs. Stokes presided in Mrs. Gar ner's place as chairman of the day. Eight visitors were present. The reports of the secretaries were read and approved. Mrs. Jessie Engle then read a paper on "Coins and Medals." This expansive subject was treated In a very able manner. During the discussion rare and curious coins were shown by several members. The histori cal paper of the day on "Shakespeare" was given by Mrs., Whltall. and contributed very much to the afternoon's entertain ment. Each member for roll call had some thing to relate of "the Bard of Avon," many of them personal reminiscences of visits to Stratford. ' Mrs. Clarke read a description of the memorial window, the gift of George W. Chllds of Philadelphia, and, placed In Holy Trinity Church. Strat ford-on-Avon, where the dramatist's body has lain for 300 years. Mrs. Dorria read ap original poem. "The Red Carnation." a tri bute to President McKlnley. Miss Garner gave a synopsis of "Romeo and Juliet," and recited, accompanied by music, Adelaide Proctor's poem, "The Message." The Young Men's Social Club of the First Presbyterian Church held Its regular meeting Tuesday. February 6. 1900. Plans force in the year 1835 was regarded as un necessarily and uselessly vexatious and burdensome generally. Therefore, an ad dress was issued the 12th of September, the year mentioned, to the citizens of Washington city by "a number of your feliow-citisens," which is of interest to the local National Guardsmen of today. After referring to the fact that the sys tem was burdensome, the address set forth that on that occasion the fellow-citlxens re ferred to 'are well pleased that the laws on that subject have been permitted to slumber for so many years, are neverthe less as well convinced of the propriety and expediency of keeping up an embodied force of citizen soldiers of limited extent, under the character and for the purpose of the City Guard, to be compcwed of the most respectable and discreet individuals of all classes, who have for their common bond of union the ties of family, and friends, and property. They believe that the cir cumstances of the present times furnished to reflecting minds sufficient motives and reasons to sustain them in their views as above expressed, and being willing and anxious themselves for the organization of a battalion of uniformed volunteer troops, to be denominated City Guards, they beg leave to present the subject to the serious consideration of their fellow-citizens, and to ask their co-operation. "The course which they propose to adopt is, flist, to enroll all those embraced in the foregoing designation, who may be dis posed to unite in the object, as well those above, as those below, the period of life , which exempts them from militia duty, ? the former to be arranged as a corps of re- ' serve, and exempted from the musters foi | training and exercise, and to be considered : as honorary members; the latter to be arranged in companies of equal numbers, as far as may be practicable, un der such field and company officers as may receive the approbation of a niajoi ity of the corps; to have a constitution and by laws for regulating the concerns of the corps, and to seat, from the proper author ities, a legal organization as an independ ent portion of any general militia system which now exists, or which may hereafter be adopted. _ * , , ,u. ?For the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the community, on a subject of such importance, subscription papers will be presented to the citizens for the enroll ment of those who may be willing to unite not for the purpose of frivolous military parade, but for real usefulness in time of need." " ? "The adoption of the khaki uniform for the United States army, even for police or fatigue duty, was a mistake, because it is the ugliest attire ever put on a civilized man," the Ohio State Journal says. "Its color, if color it might be called, is the dismalest that could be concocted by a spoiled taste. It is hard to imagine that any respect for the soldier was ever in volved in the selection of that dreary cos tume. If It was chosen, in the firs: place, as a uniform that would not show the dirt, the purpose was without any sense, because the garment was as dirty looking as It could be, to start with. The idea of dress ing the defenders of the nation in a garb that couldn't be made#to look any dirtier, contained a flavor of disrespect to the army, if not of disloyalty to the country. "The people Incline to have a measure of pride*<or the army. They associate with it acts of devotion and courage. Its heroism adorns the pages of histop. ?"t all this clorv has been won by the bo>s in blue. This is the color that blends with heroic memories. And now. to dispel the splendid visions of the past, by interposing the American soldier in ranks of muddy yellow, smatters of a sacrilege. "Let us get back to the blue. e wpnt a color that has a meaning to it. We want an army whose very appearance carries a sentiment. True blue are words that fit each other. Since the adoption of the dirty yellow there have been more desertions from the army than ever before. So the reports indicate. This shows a lack of respect for the uniform the soldiers have to wear. It is no wonder. The yellow uni form has no fine associations. It awakes no sentiment. It chills one's patriotism." * * * Cap'ain Charles J. Fox, 1st Battery, Field Artillery, has been detailed as a member of the brigade board of examination for the examination of officers of the 1st Battery, Field Artillery. nlversary meeting, February 20. 190<i. Those present were Messrs. Harry Barton, R. E. Corwin. Clarence Kee, Harry Moss, Guy G. Butler, J. Stealey Elms, Wm. Rock wood, John Alexander and Bert E. Cor win. A meeting of the Le Droits was held Wednesday, Feburary 7, at the home of Miss Grace Walters, No. 940 L street northwest. The business of the meeting was soon disposed of, when the entertain ment committee took charge. Several pleasing games were indulged in. the prize winners being Misses Elizabeth Locke and Edith Watson. The booby prize, in two cases, was awarded to Mr. Thomas E. Adams. . The club then adjourned to the dining room, where a collation was served. Those present were Misses Grace Walters, Maida Card, Nellie Fielding. Emily Shiplev, Eliza beth Locke, Edith Watson. Katherine Ship ley, Anna Toepfer and Lillian Fonda and Messrs. Beverly Puiiiam, Karl Locke. Vic tor Winter, Thomas E. Adams and Bert E. Corwin. The Unity Club held its regular meeting last Thursday evening at Pythian Temple Hall, with President Henry P. Holden in the chair. A lecture on "The Passion Play ? of Persia," was given by S. G. W. Benja min, former United States minister to the court of Teheran. The western world, he said, familiar as it is with the famous Pas sion Play at Oberammagau, is oblivious of the fact that in the far-off oriental land of ancient Iran there has been enacted for centuries one of the most marvelous rep resentations that has ever held the boards of any theater, called the "Dazieh," or Pas sion Play. It is commemorative of events occurring during the schism which split the Mohammedan religion Into two sects, and of the assassination of the Caliph Ali, under whose banners the Persians ranged them selves. Ali is called by them "Shir-i-Khoda," or Lion of God, and for many ages his martyr dom has been told and sung by the dev otees of the Sheeah sect, to which the Per sians belong. The "Dazieh" is held during the period of the Moharem. which time is to them as sacred as the Passover to the Jews, or Passion Week to the Christians. The Shah of Persia has an immense am phitheater, or "Takiah," constructed in Teheran, where this stupendous religious melodrama prevails for the space of ten days. It is a series of pageants of the most gorgeous splendor and of the most sublime conception. The scenes are madly exciting, with warlike deeds, chivalrous adventures, the furious racing of horses, fierce blood curding blasts from warhorns and the ex altation of chanting priests. It is thrilling with the poetic lire of their speech, the soft strains of children's song, the gentle voices of women and the most delicate tone shades of melody. It is filled with every form of art expression. - Although the representations are entirely without scenery, like the Greek dramas of twenty centuries ago, the costuming is of the most magnificent description. The scenes recall the fine setting of the Arabian Nights and the heroic exploits of Antar. It is rare than an unbeliever or foreigner can obtain admission, owing to the fanaticism of the participants, and only that Mr. Ben jamin was a prime favorite of the shah was he allowed to wltnese the perform ances, under the coifvoy of one of the high officials of the royal household. He pre sented a most vivid plature of this wonder ful and truly unique Yassion Play of the orientals. The musical features of the evening were contributed toy Mr. Donald H. Freexe, in a brilliantly executed Rhapsodie Hongrolse, "No. 12," LJsst, and other piano solos, and ah amusing recitation, "Poe's Raven in an Elevator/' by Miss Sidney Duffle. The Bxealslor LK?rary CI Ob was enter tained Tuesday toy Mxs. Stearns, the pres ident; Mrs. Willis, In th? c*Mr. Mrs. Alexr andar save the essay, talcing the "Medici" Introductory Values Women's Spring Suits Tomorrow morning we placc on sale several consignments of Women's New Spring Suits?the distinctive fashions which particular dressers of New York have approved and sent ns by our New York connections. The lot embraces Suits in all the new mixtures and plain color materials in every shade, in the fashionable "Eton," "Bolero" and "I'ony" jacket effects ? one style of a sort. To encourage early selection we shall offer tomorrow for a Suits at $16.95at^2w5ornd$25r Suits at $22.95 selllater Suits at $24.95 Introductory Skirt Values. CO 05 Tomorrow for n XT??r 05 Tomorrow for Skirts of p,ain Panamas and pretty mixtures, which were bought to sell at $8. a lot of New Spring Skirts of the new plaids, which were bought to sell at $14, Greatest Shirt Waist Values. Unquestionably the best shirt waists at their respective prices to be had. An enormous assortment of daintiest styles for spring. By all means see ours before you buy. White Lawn Waists at 98c., $1.25 and $1.95. Black and Colored Silk Underskirts, $4.95, without an equal in this city. The Whole Family Will Enjoy Health When our Is Used In the Daily ?"Ceres" Flour is quality flour, and its superior qual ity is backed up by absolute purity. ?In every household where "Ceres" Flour is used you'll always find the lightest, whitest, sweetest and most nutritious bread and rolls and the choicest cake and pastry. ?"Ceres" Flour never fails to yield good results in bak ing. Ask your grocer for "Ceres" Flour and refuse substitutes. Wmm. M. Gait <& Co., Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, First St. and Ind. Ave. it members present were Mesdames Barrin ;er. BarnarjJ, Bradley. Bmmerson, Frear, Frisbie, Gordon, Hawks. McCreery. J. Par ker Phelps. Robinson. Seely, Stearns and WeWb, the Misses Chamberlain, Culley and McCreery. Mrs. Gillette of Chicago, a sister 3f Mrs. Martin, for whose entertainment the club was organized, was present as a visitor. TKe Washington branch of the Western (<5kford. Ohio) Alumnae Association met Wednesday evening livith Mrs. Marlon Allen Martindell, 24<>1 Massachusetts avenue, and held a memorial service in honor of Miss Helen Peabody, late president of the West ern. Former students of the Western, whether graduates or not. are cordially in vited to Join the local association and will receive no-tice of future meetings if they will send their names and addresses to the president. Miss E. E. Robinson, 1313 Cor coran street northwest. The Bowknot Club of Capitol Circle. No. 115, of the P. H. C.. entertained guests at 91 euchre party Wednesday evening. The prizes were handsome and the entertain ment committe served home-made crullers and coffee. Mrs. Lewis won the first prize for ladies, Mrs. Thayer the second, Mrs. Kircher the third and Mrs. Crown the consolation prizes. The prises for men were awarded to Mr. Campbell, Mr. C. H. Pot ter. Mr. F. S. Esprons and Mr. M. C. Ho garth. The Crescents gave enjoyable dances in November and January and have Invita tions out for another. IN THE BAHAMAS. Special Convupapdenrp of The St?r. NASSAU. Bahamas, February 2, 1906. With the beginning of February the pre liminary season at Nassau, Bahamas, Is over,And the eecond sta*e, or what may be called the "flood tide" period. Is fairly entered upon. The weather la ?ul that could pontbly desire, and every one Is B. Rich's Sons. "If they're Rich's Shoes they're proper." Ten One F St., Cor. ioth. Entire Building. Rich's are emU meotfly ready with a most compuete stock off EVENING FOOT= I WEAR ?for the Charity Ball and the other functions which are scheduled for the com ing week. The best dressed people who will be in at tendance at these "events'' will wear Rich's distinctive fashions. Evening Slippers, of kid and castor, in white, gray, lavender, purple, Nile green, yellow, pink, blue, white, red, tan and black, also Beaded Slippers, in white, pink, Alice blue and black and handsome patent leather. Evening Slippers of satin, in white, blue, pink, red, green and black, in plain, opera and strap; stylish Pumps and Sailor Ties, of demi-glace black Russia, mat kid and patent leather. Lovers of skating will find here the requisite footwear ?the "correct" boots?for men and women. The stocks of spring Foot wear are now complete, and embrace every new effect in those fashions which good dressers will wear. B, Rich's Sons, Ten-one F St., Cor. ioth. night. The weekly boats from New York are coming with full passenger lists, and many are arriving this week from the Ormond races. The first handicap tournament on the golf links this week will be followed by al most daily events, until the last three days of February, when the annual tour nament takes precedence of all things ath letic. Next to the Washington ball, the an nual golf dinner and ball is quite the smartest affair of the season. The plans for the Washington birthday celebrations are assuming definite shape, and the outlook Is for an unusually bril liant week. Beside the u*ual ball, uwo of the chk;f features will be a big regatta and a water carnival the following night. Wa ter sports and other racing events will also be a part of the program. Ask Receiver for Coal Company. PITTSBURG, Pa.. February 10?A peti tion asking for the appointment of a re ceiver for the Mountain <_'oa. Company was presented In the United States circuit oourt today by Richard Donohue of Boston, al leging fraudulent uses of the company's funds and naming as defendants George F. Huff, Lloyd B. Huff. Richard Coulter, Jo seph P. Wilson, Richard Coulter, Jr., and Robert .Plteairn, all prominent Pennsylva nlans. In his petition Donohue charges that tho resources of the company have been farm ed out O compering coal companies In wh'.ch the co-defendants are Interested, and as a result the lands of the Mountiln Coii Company are rapidly depreciating in value. The peUtlon further alleges that there have been no meetings of rhe stockholders since 1890 and no statement* have been issued to any shireholdera e*ve the defendants. The court reserved its decision.