JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO.
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.
Crepe de Chine 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..
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.
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"Reputation Built on Quality."
-A quality Whisky that
?stands pre=eminent as the
most worthy off emergency
?tonics for home use.
EIGH in the
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.
Edward J. Quinn
604 Pa. Ave.
Make it a point to ilrop in
the Gift Store (adjoining the
Drug Store), and look
through the collection of
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
Tho best selected stock
Washington has yet seen.
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
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
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. &
(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
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
Mrs. George C. Johnson of 1717 15th
street northwest will be at home Thursday.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
"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
"The acting quartermaster general will
provide the horses for the 1st Battery F-eld
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:
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
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
Last Tuesday evening the literary feature
was a paper on "Our Diplomatic Service,"
prepared by Mr. Van Dyne of the State
Refreshments were served and a social
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 ;
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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"
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
05 Tomorrow for
Skirts of p,ain
Panamas and pretty mixtures,
which were bought to sell
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.
?"Ceres" Flour is quality
flour, and its superior qual
ity is backed up by absolute
?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
?"Ceres" Flour never fails
to yield good results in bak
Ask your grocer
for "Ceres" Flour
Wmm. M. Gait <& Co.,
Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour,
First St. and Ind. Ave.
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
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
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
Ten One F St., Cor. ioth.
Rich's are emU
meotfly ready with a
most compuete stock
?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
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
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
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
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.
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