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For the Eye of President Roosevelt.
The proprietor of a department store has to be in close touch with the requirements of a community. It may be justly claimed, and can be proven, that the extended office hours of government employes are a hardship and a detriment. An instance: If officeholders are to have time for shopping?an important matter when incomes are limited and prices are soaring?then must either the store proprietor lengthen his hours or the boarding-house pro prietor delay the dinner hour. The tendency is to shorten hours, and it has been very thoroughly demonstrated that more work and better work results. The stores not so long since were open until 8 o'clock. Tcday they close at 5:30, and during the summer at 5 o'clock. Business has increased and em ployes not only do more and better work than formerly, but are much improved physically, mentally and morally. Mr. President, the government em ployes will not prove an exception, and your consideration of the subject is respectfully urged. * I X 1 <4* 4? 4. 4* 4 4? 4. -U 4* z 4? t ?4* 4* 4* 4* i 4* !? I E * ?h i" f, -i, 4 4* ? 4 4* r I f i 4* 4? 4. 4* 4* ?f I 4* * |, * * 4. L t t i THE PALA15 ROYAL, llth street. A. LISNER. Q Street. To Our Patrons. Higher prices are inevitable. Being in touch with all the markets, the statement is made authoritatively. The fact is not less disagreeable to the Palais Royal proprietor than to his pa trons. It means for him and his representatives greater respon sibility, greater watchfulness. It shall mean for the store's pa trons the least possible prices under the conditions. Prices to Be Least Here, The one great department store in Washington making a specialty of a cash business has ever quoted and will ever ask the least prices. The higher quotations now prevailing in the wholesale markets shall be neutralized to a very great degree here in smaller profits and greater sales. QyaSity Shall Not Be Lowered. When the tendency is toward higher prices?then be more than ever critical of quality. Look out for skimping not only of quality, but of quantity and workmanship. Be watchful, and learn that you can trust the Palais Royal. The Year's Lowast Prices Now. Twelve Palais Royal chiefs were lately sent to the markets with orders to buy of the mill and factory representatives who were willing to close out stocks at old prices for prompt ca*h. The result is the year's best values are now being offered. This statement is based on the condition of the wholesale markets today and the higher prices promised in the future. [ A Sigoificaot Letter. ; The letter below ends the negotiations with New York's lead i ing makers of reliable medium-priced undergarments. See the il lustrations of these garments and note the prices. D. E. Sicher & Co. Manufacturers of Ladies' Undergarments, The Palais Royal and patrons are considerably indebted to Messrs. D. E. Sicher & Co.?the undergarments to be distributed are offered at much less than materials cost today. These 3.632 pieces are the last of garments made during the summer for January selling. Those used as drummers' samples may show signs of handling, but they are comparatively few. l?t No. 1 comprises 1,005 pieces; made to retail up to $1.25. Choice for I>ot No. 2. This is an il lustration of another very at tractive Skirt. Equally good gowns, corset covers and drawers are here Lot No. 3. consisting of 1..H42 Gowns, Skirts. Drawers. Corset Cov- q g? ets and Chemises. Some worth Lot 4 includes Gowns. Skirts, etc. Not a few were made to retail at $2.75.. Lot 5 includes Bridal Trousseaux. Pieces worth up to $3.50. at. $1.81 New York, 105-107-109 111-113 W00STER STREET. Feb. 8, 1906. r . A . L i s n e r. Dear Sir: We ship this day the 3 6 3 2 pi e c es and beg to remind you that while we are pleased to accept your offer we do so only because of our appreciation of your many favors in the past and the assurance of many more years of mutually profitable business relations. If you are willing to retail this underwear at the modest advance usual with you, we prophesy a sale that will delight your patrons and more than ever strengthen your confi dence in Yours, truly, D. E. SICHER. B . B . Concerning: Silks Silks are slow selling nowadays, and silk makers and retailers are having a sorry time of it. Auction sales in the wholesale markets and cheap sales in the stores are included in the efforts to boom silks. Be watchful?beware of auction silks. Look out for cotton-mixed silks or passe styles of better silks. You'll turn with relief to the staple and wanted silks, as follows: The New Qineemi Gray. The Palais Royal chief was not nervous early?before this shade of wool suiting was positively assured?and ample supplies are now here at very lowest prices?68c yard for 45-inch, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25 for 54-inch. Notions Nearly HaSf Price. 2 1 2 1 fk s *5 ? 20c to ?>Oe "Omo" Dress Shields. fl e_ Jg all sizes a S 10c De Long Hump Hooks and gp jg Eyes, ail sizes . 75c Looisine Silks for 49c. ?^c ^or Check Suiting's, These are all-pure silk and Dame Fashion's latest dictate? hair line and shepherd checks and pin stripes, combining white with black, navy blue. Alice blue, old rose and violet. 49c in stead of 75c yard. 5?>c Wash Silks, 29c. The newly beautiful 1906 silks?the best 50c quality, at only 29c yard. All the wanted colors?and not one of the undesirable. White Ilabutai Silks also?25c for 39c quality, 39c for 49c quality, and 49c for 68c quality. These are to be very much in evidence, and 39c instead of 50c yard will be very great price surprise. So will be 50c per yard for superior Panama Suitings, in all the new spring shades. Black Wool Dress Goods. 89c instead of $1 for 50-inch Panama Cloth, 98c for superior 42-inch Black Voile and 40-inch silk-warp Henrietta. All are su perior?guaranteed to remain a perfect black. 1 St % 6c 10c Star Aipaca Braid, all colors 25c Razor-steel Scissors, all sizes.. 89C 12c ,9c 5c Silk Crochet Cotton, all colors 2c 4c Westerly 200-yard Spool Cot- Js* ton EJ 10c English Superfine 10-yard Roll !Ss Tape ik I <k ? 25c Satin Pad Hose Supporters 25c Sterling Silver Thimbles 3s| 5c Columbia Hooks and Eyes. ik 10c Queen Louise Pins ? 25c Dressmakers' Pins. }&-lb. ? boxes Xr 3 25c Janowiiz Duplex Bones.... Newly beautiful printed Mousseline de Soie and figured silk finished Organdies. Less than usual price is linked with a newly perfect variety of designs and colorings. Warranted Black Silks. 25c for37^c Wash Fabrics, The staple Black I'eau de Soie, 36 inches wide, usually $1.25 per yard, for only 89c. Another surprise?27-inch Black Taffeta Silk, usually 89c yard, for only 69c. Take elevator to second floor. The New MIflfllnery, At $5 are new small and large Hats, of braid and chiffon, in black, white, blue and pink. At $8 are Maline Hats, trimmed with wing and roses. Satin Hats, small shapes, and rolled sailor, are 98c instead of $r.5o Jg 15c Silk Taffeta Binding ?5 2c Ironing Wax, with wood han ? die 5 3 5c Safety Pins, all sizes 85 5c Gem Pins, 400 count ? lac Warren's Silk Featherbone, | 1 1 10c Featherstitchcd Braid, ...3c . 5c 19c .19c He ...3c ,2c 6c 2c Darning Cotton... 10c Silk Hair Nets.,. 5c 5c Headquarters. The latest-moment style from Paris is a Net Robe with quilling forming bow knots; $7.50 to $13.98 the prices. Only $30 for Black Silk Brus sels and Chantilly Lace Robes, plain and small figures, with heavy silk applique and ruffles; $20 to $30 for hand embroidery robes; $15 for hand embroidered Irish Linen Robes, walking length; $6 to $12 for facsimile hand-embroidered robes. Laces, 25c to $3.98 Piece. Valenciennes Laces. French. German and Italian, 12 yards to the piece. Width %/i to 2 inches. These laces are to be very much used and will be scarce. The 12-yard pieces at 25c will be quickly snapped up. Lace Nets, 39c and 42c. Well-known Staple Nets at price surprises?39c instead of 50c yard for 45-inch La Tosca, 42c instead of 68c for 72-inch Brussels Xet. Choice of white, cream, ecru. Alice blue, pink, lav ender, yellow and black. ? 3 1 Theater Hat. The one illustrated is here at only $5. A New York authority writes Hats as follows: "They can hardly be dignified i>y such a name, but, name or no name, they are at present the very height of fashion, and the woman who appears at the opera or theater without one of these confections to complete her cos tume is not thoroughly up to date. "Then, too. she must have one to match each gown, though perhaps the rose-colored ones, with a cluster of American Beauty buds, are the moat be coming and moat popular." They should be the best pos sible at the price?our plan was to inform the makers of the fa mous "Marquise," '"Derby" and "Eagle" Waists that we were to have a "comparison sale." We keep our word, and duly adver tise the sale. It is for the Palais Royal patrons to decide which are best. Orders for further sup plies will be given accordingly. HI New Suits' XV'1 v iM Man-tailored Cloth Suits?new spring styles are here from $15 to $65. The particular object of tomorrow's exhibition and sale is to determine the best suits offered at $15. The chief of this department will be much guided by your decision. Let us add? the makers have been in keen competition, and some wonder fully good suits are shown at this low price. 'Magic Eradicator" Cleans Gloves and Clothes. It is entirely reliable, or it would not be here. PRICE, 25c. Demonstration 011 First Floor, center. THE PALAIS ROYAL, 1 lth Street. A. L5SNER. G Street. 3 ?i ?i 4 3 lc to $4.00 Ribbons are made into Valentines this year. Prices here are 50c to $2.50. See the display here, in Ribbon Depart ment Gentlemen will here find sugges tions they'll gladly profit by. Sentimental and Humorous Valentines and Post Card Valen tines are here from Raphael Tuck, of England; Ernest Mister, of Berlin; W. Hagelberg. of Munich, and the Art Lithograph Company, of New York. Prices begin at ic and gradually rise to $4. Books, Valentine Edition Some are tied with silk ribbons; all are daintily bound. Prices begin at 15c and gradually rise to $2.98. 1 i 1 i