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.
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.
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.
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
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
D. E. SICHER.
B . B .
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.
Nearly HaSf Price.
? 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.
10c Star Aipaca Braid, all colors
25c Razor-steel Scissors, all sizes.. 89C
5c Silk Crochet Cotton, all colors 2c
4c Westerly 200-yard Spool Cot- Js*
EJ 10c English Superfine 10-yard Roll
25c Satin Pad Hose Supporters
25c Sterling Silver Thimbles
3s| 5c Columbia Hooks and Eyes.
ik 10c Queen Louise Pins
? 25c Dressmakers' Pins. }&-lb.
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
3 5c Safety Pins, all sizes
85 5c Gem Pins, 400 count
? lac Warren's Silk Featherbone,
10c Featherstitchcd Braid,
2c Darning Cotton...
10c Silk Hair Nets.,.
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.
The one illustrated is here
at only $5. A New York
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
"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.
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.
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
Books, Valentine Edition
Some are tied with silk ribbons; all
are daintily bound. Prices begin at 15c
and gradually rise to $2.98.
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