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New York?WASHINGTON?Paris.
During the spring months store will remain open until 6 p.m.
New Parisian America ra Millinery Spring
E are exhibiting a superb collection of the exclusive models conceived by the foremost Parisian designers, together with the
very cleverest adaptations of their creations. Camille Rogers, Caroline Reboux, Mai son Lewis, Yirot. Esther Meyer and
Mangin Maurice are generously represented.
Jn conjunction with the above are shown the creative efforts of our own milliners, which for smartness of style and
high character of beauty are not excelled by the best foreign productions.
Hats are bright. Small Hats are greatly in evidence. The trimmings that are used are mostly flowers, so real that they seem to
have just been gathered from the garden?feathers, wings, aigrettes, ostrich plumes and soft ribbons.
Chips, Leghorns, Milans and Neapolitan braids are all fashionable, and they show more beauty and variety than ever before. 1 he
new Neapolitan ^Plateaux, bent up into shapes of grace and beauty, are very smart.
Old Rose or Watermelon Rose and Raspberry tones lead the colors. The new blues?Sevres, Deltt and Wedgwood?the new greens
and mulberrv and pink are also extensively used. ?
Mourning Millinery, from Mangin Maurice, is more elegant in its simplicity than ever before, lhe notable features are the grace
ful draperies and the charming light materials, used in combination with or independent of crepe.
Hats for growing girls are an important feature of our selection for this season, and simplicity is the keynote, both in our own
designs and in the models from Paris. . . ? , . c ,
You are invited to inspect this collection of beautiful new Spring Millinery, in the Green and Mahogany balon.
beyond floor. Tenth Bt.
Upholstery Department
(Fourth floor, G street).
MOWING new arrivals for spring and summer
of 1906, in Curtains, Silkolines, Art-printed
Taffetas, Art Tickings, English and French
Cretonnes, Rope Portieres, Reed and Willow
Furniture, Box and Wardrobe Couches, etc.
Printed Linen Taffetas, 36 inches
wide, especially desirable for cur
tains. slip covers, bed covers at.d
fur covering summer furniture and
cushions.
40c. a yard. Value, Txjc.
Art Tickings, in new small, me
dium and large designs, for slip
covers, cushion covers, etc.
30c. a yard.
English Cretonnes, guaranteed
fast colors, in medium and dark el
fects. These are our own importa
tion and are priced at
30c., 35c., 40c. and 50c. a yard.
Values, 40c., 50c.. 65c. and 75c.
Silkolines, for mantel draperies,
overdraperies, box linings, furniture
covering, etc.; 36 inches wide.
jj'jc. a vard.
New Summer Cyrtaiinis.
Cross-stripe Madras and Snow-flake Curtains, in a large variety of
pretty combinations, including green, gold, blue, pink, red, etc.; .15
inches wide and 3 yards long.
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 a pair.
Ruffled Bobbinette Curtains, ex
tra heavy quality, trimmed with
renaissance insertion and edging
and finished with full ruffles?wlute
and Arabian ; 40 inches wide, 3 yards
long.
$2.00 a pair.
Ruffled Muslin Curtains, with
small and medium-sized dots, trim
med with full ruffles ; 40 inches wide,
$ yards long. A specially good
quality.
$1.00 a pair. Value, $1.25.
New Rope Portieres.
Decidedly the most graceful and attractive door hanging for spring
and summer. We are showing new and handsome colorings in the
Chenille Ropes, at
$2.50, $3.75 and $5.00 each.
Also special values in rich crimson and dark green Velvet Ropes,
at $6.50 and $7.50 each.
? ?
New Reed and Willow Fuiriniiture.
E shall place?n sale tomorrow a small lot (40 pieces in all)
of Reed and Willow Furniture, including Small Side
Chairs, Window Seats, Lounges, Large Easy Chair.->,
Couches, Settees, Women's Writing Desks, Stools, East
India C hairs, etc. These pieces are shown in the natural colors, but
we will stain or enamel them to match any scheme of interior decora
tion or paint them for veranda use.
\\ <? also show Cushions for the above furniture covered with rich
and effective fabrics, including French Jutes, Taffetas, Cretonnes,
Printed Linens, Tapestries, etc., at most reasonable prices.
New Box or Wardrobe Couches
(Woodward & Lothrop made).
?J IK 11 ox Couch is a most comfortable piece of furniture, besides
having a large, handy receptacle for winter clothing, etc.
All our Couches are made right here in the building, under
our personal supervision, and are fitted with soft oil
tempered springs of the best quality, and each spring tied eight
times to insure durability. They are hair filled, have ball-bearing cas
tors and are finished with heavy rattan edges, which keeps them in
shape.
We offer this week a lot (15 in all) of Box Couches, all containing
the above features and covered with printed denim, in medium and daik
colorings, at
$10.50 each. Value, $12.50.
Better grades at $15.00, $18.50, $20.00 to $35.00.
To=Order Work.
i > keep our workrooms busy we will make, for a limited
time, especially low estimates" for the following classes of work :
Slip (. overs and Awnings, Upholstering Furniture, Repairing
1 urniture, Refinishing Furniture, Polishing ajul Waxing
l loors, etc.
Window Shades to Order.
We in.:ke to order shades to fit any window. Our spring stock of
*ha<ie cloths lias arrived and we are in a position to quote the lowest
possible prices for all classes of shade work. Lei us estimate.
Slip Cover to Order Special.
We offer for the month of March Slip Covers for 5-piece Suites of
] urniture. allowing 25 yards of any of our finest art ticking or damasks,
a*, the special price of
$1 S.00 the Suite.
Fourth floor, G ?t.
Odd and Artistic Screens.
COMBINATION of the useful and the artistic. Useful?be
cause of the many purposes to which it can be put, and in any
part of the house. Artistic?because of the great number of
rich, odd and unique designs, and in styles for all purposes.
We mention three especially good values:
A lot of 3-fold Screens, with light oak frames, filled with dainty silk
olines, in pretty colorings. A very special value at
$1.00 each, for choice.
A lot of 3-fold Plain Mission Oak
Screens, filled with good quality bur
lap, In several colors.
Special price, $5.00 each.
?a floor, a n.
A lot of 3-fold Mission Oak
Screens, filled with good quality bur
lap, with interlining and tapestry
panels in top.
Special price, $6.75 ^ach.
AoiiiuaH March Sale of
China aod Glassware,
UR Annual Spring Sale of China and Glassware has begun, and
we are offering many unusual values in both imported and do
mestic goods, which have been purchased especially for this oc
casion. We also offer various items from our regular stock,
which we have decided not to duplicate, at very decisive reductions
from former prices.
1 he opportunity thus afforded is unusual, and is of interest to
proprietors of hotels, boarding houses and cafes, and housekeepers
generally. And we would advise frequent visits to the China De
partment during this sale, as every day something new will be added,
lomorrow's attractions will be of interest to every housekeeper.
Imported Sugar and
Cream Set Special.
We offer a lot of French, Ger
man and Japanese China Sugar and
Cream Sets, in assorted shapes, col
orings and designs, which have
been $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00 per set,
at the special price,
$1.00 per set.
German
Plate Special.
\\ e offer a lot of daintily deco
rated German China Dinner, Break
fast and Tea Plates, in assorted de
signs and colorings and with gold
trimmed edges, which are regular
ly 25c. each, at the
Speical price, 15c. each.
French China Game
Placque Special.
We offer a lot of choice quality
French China Placques, in the pop
ular 10-inch size, decorated in as
sorted game designs and with gold
trimmed edges. These Placques are
bored ready for hanging, so that they
can be used in dining rooms with or
without plate rails. They are usu
ally 75c.
Special price, 55c. each.
Fine China
Tankard Special.
We offer a lot of choice quality
imported China Tankards or Pitch
ers, in assorted shapes and decora
tions, including some rich figure
designs,
At $2.50 each.
Were $3.50 and $4.00.
German China
Crotorc Set Special.
We offer at half price a lot of
German China Croton or Bath
Room Sets, consisting of covered
soap dish with drainer, handled
mug and tooth brush holder. They
are in a pink tint and floral pattern.
35c. per set. Regularly, 75c.
Thin Blown
Tumbler Special.
We have just received a new lot
of Plain Thin-blown Table Tum
blers, in the popular nine-ounce
size and unusually well finished,
which we offer at the special price,
45c. a dozen.
Fifth floor.
Cracker Jar Special.
We offer a lot of German China
Cracker Jars, in assorted shapes,
designs and colorings, which have
been $1.25, $1.50 and $2 00 each, at
the special price,
$1.00 each.
Glass Vase Special.
We offer two lots of Imported
and Domestic Glass Vases as fol
lows :
Lot No. 1?Imported and Do
mestic Glass Vases, in assorted
shapes, decorations ?md colorings.
Some of these were bought for the
March sale and others were 25c.
each.
Special price, 15c. each.
Lot Xo. 2?Imported and Do
mestic Glass Vases, in assorted
shapes, colorings and designs, in
cluding some white and gold ef
fects. Some of these were pur
chased especially for this sale and
others were 35c. and 50c. each.
Special price,
25c. each.
Decorated China
Cup and Saucer Special.
We offer at a special price a lot
of French, German, English and
Japanese China Tea Cups and Sau
cers, Bouillon Cups and Saucers,
Chocolate Cups and Saucers, and
After-dinner Cups and Saucers. We
have assembled these on center
counters, and marked them
25c. for choice.
Were 35c. and 50c.
Beds and Bedding.
F all the rooms in the house the bed room should be the most
sanitary. Daily airing is not all that is necessary. The
greatest care should be exercised in keeping the beds', mat
tresses, etc., clean and healthful.
The Brass and Iron Bedsteads are, without questioning, the
most sanitary, and with little care can be kept so.
The Mattress, more than anything else, should be selected with
care and judgment, as it is conceded to be the lurking places of dis
ease germs. The better part of our Mattresses are made in our
workrooms, of the best materials, and in a manner that not only
makes them germ-proof, but which gives the greatest amount of ease
and comfort.
Below are some special values that should interest you:
Mattresses.
A lot of Cotton Felt Mattresses,
made in two parts, finished with
French roll and covered with good
art ticking; 41^-ft. size.
$8.50.each. Value, $12.50.
Beds.
A lot of All-brass Bedsteads,
with 2-inch posts; good quality
brass; all sizes. A very attractive
bed.
$19.75 each. Value, $25.00.
A lot of White Enameled Bed
steads, trimmed with brass rods
and knobs; all sizes.
$6.50 each. Value, $8.50.
A lot of Plain White Enameled
Bedsteads, with continuous posts;
very heavy; all sizes.
$5.00 each. Value, $6.50.
Springs.
A lot of All-metal Woven Wire
Springs, with strong supports; all
sizes.
Special price, $3.50 each.
Second floor, F ?t.
A lot of Cotton Felt Mattresses
(our own make), made in two
parts; filled with fine white felt;
finished with French roll edges and
covered with good art ticking.
$12.50 each. Value, $15.00.
Pillows.
A lot of Pillows, filled with good,
clean feathers and covered with
A. C. A. ticking.
$1.00 each. Value, $1.50.
A lot of Pillows, filled with live
goose feathers and covered with
good German linen ticking.
$2.00 each. Value, $2.50.
Woodward & Lothrop
IOSPREADTHEGQSPEL
Many Students Preparing to
Be Missionaries.
CONVENTION AT NASHVILLE
Great Growth of Movement Started
by Mr. Moody.
HONESTY OF THE JAPANESE
How the Nation Has Been Corrupted
by Unscrupulous Foreign Traders
?A Recent Testimonial.
BT WILLIAM E. CtltTIS.
Written for The Star nn<1 the ChlcaRO Record
Herald.
8 r Mortimer Durand. the British ambas
sador; Mr. John W. Foster. ex-Secretary
of State; Mr. H. B. F. Macfarland, Com
missioner of the District of Columbia, and
other prominent citizens of Washington,
have gone to .Nashville to attend the fifth
international convention of the student vol
unteer missionary movement, xvhlch has
brought together about 3.000 young men,
representing the faculties and students of
about 500 different universities, colleg-s,
theological seminaries and other institu
tions of learning In the United States and
Canada. Gathered with them are the sec
retaries and other officials of the foreign
missionary boards of the several evangel
ical denominations In Canada and the
United States and more than 100 active
missionaries from all parts of the universe
who have been called from their posts es
pecially to attend this meeting or happen
to bo home on vacations.
This is the fifth of these conventions.
They are held every four years and con
stitute the largest, the most representa
tive- and the most notable gatherings of
college men in North America. The ob
ject. primarily, is to interest the students
In religious work in foreign countries, and,
secondarily, to recruit from among them
the missionary forces in the field. It is
known as "the forward movement." and is
directed by a committee whose headquar
ters are at No. 3 West 20th street, New
York. John R. Mott is the chairman, J.
Ross Stevenson the vice chairman, F. P.
Turner general secretary, Harlan P. Beach
edcuational secretary, and E'ertha Conde
and Susie Little have charge of the work
In colleges for women and among the wo
men of co-educational Institutions. There
are other officials at headquarters and five
traveling secretaries are constantly on the
road, visiting colleges and Young Men's
Christian Associations, organizing classes,
stimulating Interest. Interviewing students
who are thinking of devoting their lives to
missionary work, and conferring with com
mittees as to plans and methods for pro
moting the usefulness of the movement.
Harlan P. Beach, the educational secretary,
has charge of the organization of special
educational courses for the preparation of
young men and women who desire to be
missionaries. He outlines courses of study,
prepares text books, issues circulars con
taining Information and suggestions and
carries on an extensive correspondence with
missionary Institutes and summer confer
ences.
Growth of the Movement.
The movement began at Northfleld under
the direction of Mr. Moody, where the tirst
convention was held, with 251 delegates.
The next convention was held at Detroit in
1804; the third at Cleveland in 1808; the
fourth at Toronto in 1902. and the. present,
the fifth, at Nashville, shows an organiza
tion of 1,<H9 distinct groups, composed of a
total of 12 623 men and women students In
903 educational institutions in North Amer
ica preparing themselves fur missionary
work in'foreign countries. Up to date 2.800
volunteers have already gone Into the field,
and are scattered over the universe. There
Is not an educational institution of any im
portance In North America without a
branch, and similar movements have been
organized in Great Britain, Norway and
Sweden. Germany. Holland. Fiance. Aus
tralasia, South Africa, China, India and
' Ceylon.
Addresses of especial significance were
made at Nashville by Sir Mortimer Durand,
the British ambassador, who has taken an
active interest in the movement, and has
always been a strong supporter of the mis
sionary work of the church og England, par
ticularly in India. Mr. Foster and Mr.
..xacfariand nlso had conspicuous places
on the program.
No Need to Get Excited.
A recent newspaper dispatch from Win
amac, Ind., contained a sensational tale
about* one Harry N. Roach, "for eight
years private secretary to James G. Blaine,
at Washington," who Is greatly embittered
against society, Washington society in par
ticular. and is living the life of a hermit at
Bruce's lake, near Wlnamac. "For several
months," the dispatch says, "Mr. Roach
has been engaged upon a manuscript cf>"
tainlng sensational exposures about Wash
ington society that he wants the world to
have after he is dead. This manuscript has
been placed In a cement box lined with
zinc, and burled under the floor of the
cabin In which he lives."
The gentleman named may have a great
many secrets to expose, but he could never
have been a very conspicuous member of
Washington society, because no one here
seems to remember him. He was never a
member of any of the clubs, so far as the
printed lists show; lie was never private
secretary to James G. Elaine, at least while
he was in Washington. Mr. Blaine never
had but two secretaries?Mr. Thomas M.
Sherman, who came with him from Maine
when he was first elected to Congress, and
Mr. Louis A. Dent, who is now practicing
law in this city. Mr. Sherman was after
ward consul at Liverpool, and is now con
nected with Mr. Munsey's publications. Mr.
Dent says lie never heard- of Mr. Roach.
Hence there Is no occasion to get excited
about the forthcoming disclosures.
Characteristics of the Japanese.
We have heard and read a good deal
about the commercial dishonesty and
trickery of the Japanese, and are contin
ually reminded that they are not to be re
lied upon In carrying out their obligations.
While doubtless there has been much
ground for complaint on that score, we
should alwava remember that until the In
vasion of Japan by foreign mercliants aod
traders the people of that country were
proverbially honest and scrupulous in all of
their dealings with each other and with the
Dutch traders at Nagasaki, who consti
tuted their only agency of communication
with the outside world. This Innocent and
simple people were the victims of hordes of
adventurers, who robbed them In a merci
less manner, until the. Japanese learned
the same trick, and gave tit for tat with
uncommon skill. It Is not counted a sin to
swindle an Indian, a Chinese, a Japanese
or any other heathen, according to a com
mercial code, which prevails altogether too
widely among the population of what are
called Christian nations, but when an In
dian. or a Chinese, or a Japanese swindles
a Christian (so-colled) it is a peril to civ
ilization.
The Chinese are considered, speaking
commercially, the most honorable people in
the world, and the Japanese were equally
so before thev were taught by foreign teach
how to cheat and swindle. Fortunately,
most of their teachers ca?ne from Europe,
and few onlv from the United States, and
that is to our credit: but If the record of
our treatment of the Indians, public and
private, were to be compared with the com
mercial history of Japan during the last
thirty years the 'American "people would be
compelled to hang their heads In shame.
Within the last few years there has been
organised In Japan an association of mer
chants for the purpose of restoring the rep
utation of that nation for commercial hon
esty and fair dealing. The members of the
association, which now extends through all
the princloal cities, pledge themselves not
to misrepresent the character or the value
of any article thev offer for sale, not to im
pose imitations of genuine articles upon
ignorant strangers, and to adhere to a fixed
scale of pric?? lor ail goods, representing
HE import duty on foreign Champagne is
fifty per cent ? that leaves just half the
price you pay to represent wine value.
And because this duty, not the
quality, makes the difference
Dreat Western
Extra Dry
Champagne
at half the price of imported, is all value.
The age?nearly one hundred years?of the Great
Western Vineyards in New York State has given to
the soil the same elements which have imparted to
foreign Champagnes their peculiar qualities.
Great Western is made under Old-World methods.
It is absolutely pure and aged for five years.
Ideal in every respect?effervescence, delicacy of
flavor and bouquet.
Great Western received a Gold Medal at Paris, an
acknowledgment of high quality accorded no other
American vintage.
We invite comparison. Try Great Western.
PLEA8ANT VALLEY WINE CO., Soto Makers, RHEIMS, N. V.
Sold everywhere by dealers in fine wines.
At Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes.
only a fair and reasonable profit above their
cost. The memlwrs of this association, who
Include the leading native merchants, hang
up signs indicating that fact In conspic
uous places In their shops, where they may
he seen hv customers, as an assurance that
fair dealing may he expected. Their ex
ample Is said to he working a general re
form throughout the country.
A Remarkable Testimonial.
The London Times recently contained a
remarkable testimonial to the hor.es ty of
the Japanese people r.t large. It Is offered
by the manager of tht encyclopedia depart
ment of that paper, wl.o says that he was
warned by many friends. itV'tiuiiig a bishop
of the Church of Kngl?:i<f, who has lived
In Japan many years. that he could not do
business there. "Of course, you can sell
any number of encyclopedias to the Japan
ese." his friends told him. "but you will
never be able to collect the deferred pay
ments when they have once got the i>ook.
No Japanese will pay for an article after it
has been delivered into his possession."
,vJn the face of this advice," suys the man
ager of the encyclopedia department of the
London Times, "the installment plan of sale
was adopted, and the Japanese bought five
times as many sets as were sold In France
and Germany combined, fifty times as many
as In Russia, and more than In any other
country except India. Australia and the
United States."
"During the past eight years the Times
has sold in every country of the world sets
of encyclopedias on the Installment plan,
giving credit for periods of two. three and
four years. The regularity with which such
sums are made Is certainly a fair test <if the
average honesty of any nation, anil a much
more severe test In the ease of Japan than
In the case of England, because it Is more
difficult there than here to enforce pay
ment by legal proceedings. Ninety-fi.e per
cent of the encyclopedias sold In Japan
were sold to Japanese, not to foreign resi
dents, and the statements I am about to
make refer exclusively to purchases made
by the Japanese themselves. In Japan, as
elsewhere, each purchaser, when he signs
his order form, promises to pay. on cer
tain dates, certain sums of money. In Ja
pan the monthly payment was ten yen.
equal to about a sovereign, while in this
country the amount was a guinea. In
Great Britain less than half the payments
arrived on the day promised. In Japan less
than 1 per cent of the payments were even
one day late, and more than one-half of the
payments were made the day before they
were due, because the Japanese dl.l not
like to run the risk of any accidental de
lay that might make them even one day
late.
"The cost of collecting these installment
payments In Japan was less than half as
much as in England, simply -because the
Japanese are so punctilious that clerical
labor and postage are not expended in re
minding them that their payments are over
due. No one In the Times office, at any
rate, can doubt that the standard of Integ
rity among the Japanese is very high; be
cause. when young men, who bought the
encyclopedia, abandoned their employments
to go to the front during the late war, their
families promptly paid the Installments
when due. and often under circumstances
of the utmost difficulty."
MR. NELSON ON STATEHOOD.
He Presents Statistics in Support of i
the Bill.
Mr. Nelson addressed the Senate In sup
port of the joint statehood bill late yes
terday afternoon. He gave many statisti
cal facts to show that the conditions justify
the creation of two states as provided for
by the bill. Especial plea for the union
of Arizona and New Mexico was made by
the senator, who contended that the Ameri
can element in Arizona would do much to
improve conditions favorable to statehood
in New Mexico.
Mr. Foraker gave notice of an antl
gambling amendment to the part of the
statehood bill providing for the admission
of New Mexico and Arizona as a state. He
said that he would not ask the Senate to
vote on the provision, but desired to speak
on It.
A bill authorizing commissions to issue in
the cases of officers of the army retired
with increased rank was passed.
Other bills passed by the Senate yester
day afternoon were are follows:
Two bills relating to tlie Inspection of steam
vessels tarrying passengers.
Authorizing the Secretary of the interior to
lease lands In South Dakota f >r a buffalo pasture.
To Incorporate the Carnegie foundation for the
advancement of teaching. i
To eonfer jurisdiction upon the cir.-ult '"'.U't for
the ninth circuit, to determine In equity the rights
of American citizens under the award of the Mehr
Ing sea arbitration at Paris and to render Judg
ment thereon.
For the erection of an equestrian statue of Maj.
Gen. John Stark in Manchester, X. II.
Autborllng the chief of ordnance to receive four
field guns from the state of Connecticut.
Amend the statutes relating to the regulation of
motor boats.
Appropriating $40,000 to the Cape Cod Pilgrims'
Memorial Association for a monument to '-oin
inemorate the landing of the pilgrims.
To extend the provisions of the homestead laws
lo certain lands In the Yellowstone forest reserve.
Ceding certain unappropriated vacant lands In
Santa Cm* county, Cal.. to the state.
Restoring to the public domain certain lands in
Minnesota.
Allowing settlers to purchase lots in the town
sites of Rupert and Heytiuru. tn Idaho; appropriat
ing $100,000 to pay the expenses of delegates to
the third International conference of American
sta tes.
Prescribing the conditions for the ?p)?>:utiu>-nt
of officers or the revenue cutter service.
Providing for compulsory education in the Dis
trict of Columbia and compelling the attendance
at school of all children between the ages of 8
and 14 years.
CONDEMNS MARKEL CONTRACT.
Senator Morgan Declares It Was
Without Legal Authority.
Jacob E. Markel of Otnaha, whose com
missary contract with the isthmian canal
commission was cancelled, was again be
fore the Senate committee on lnteroceanlc
canals yesterday afternoon. He repeated
denials previously made that he had had
the benefit of sample menus, prepared In
New York, tn making his bid for the com
missary concession.
"Do you not desire to change your testi
mony where you say that the men on the
Isthmus were 'fed like hogs, the only dif
ference being that the food was passed out
on tin plates,' " asked Mr. Taliaferro.
The witness said the was willing to let
his statement stand as made on Friday.
The witness was not examined concern
ing the list of questions submitted by.
Chairman Millard, to which he had pre
pared replies, which replies were demand
ed by Mr. Taliaferro and surrendered by
Mr. Markel under protest. The witness
was then excused. -
Senator Morgan bad put on file, for future
disposition a resolution declaring that the
contract with Markel was without legal
authority, and the payment of S10.T1S to
to him did not constitute a proper charge
against the government of the United
States.
Mr. Morgan moved to amend the proceed
ings of the committee on Saturday to per
mit the recall of WUllam Nelson Crom
well at the Instance of any member of the
committee after the type of canal and
other legislative matters have been dis
posed of. The committee accepted the sug
gestion and the proceedings were amended
accordingly.
SCHOOL REORGANIZATION.
Matter Discussed by North Washing
ton Association.
A mating of the North Washington Citi
zens' Association was held last night at
the home of Mr. J. H. Hasllp, 1st ami V
streets northwest. Mr. Clayton K. Emlff
presided. Mr William P. Armstrong, chalr
man of the school committer, rea?l severs!
reports on the various hills before Conirm
looking to the Improvement of the school*.
orul recommended the approval of the Bab
<ock bill, that has been approved b) iha
District Commissioners and the board of
education.
Mr. Armstrong said the Commissioners his
favorable to certain changes In the pay ro:
of school teachers which, he declared. v?u?
a point In Its favor. He told of the ;isso
< latlon's opposition to certain bills !?efoie
Congress, calling for radical changes con
templated for the reorganization of the pub
lic school system of the District of Colum
bia. He designated the legislation as un
just to taxpayers.
Resolutions were adopted on this ssibjeot
and copies will be transmitted to the Com
missioners, the board of education and the
District committee of the Senate and House
of Representatives.
The resolution sets forth that:
"The association Is strongly opposed to
(he radical steps which are contemplated In
several bills which have been Introduced
in Congress."
Mr. William J. Gude. president of the
!Vtworth Citizens' Association, addreesad
the meeting upon the subject, and declared
that if reorganization was necessary In the
school system It should be with due consid
eration to the citizens who semi their chll
dten to be educated.
Mr. John J. 'Costlnett, chairman of a spe
clal committee appointed to petition the
Washington Railway Company for bettei
service on the I^e Droit Park line, reported
that Gen. Harries ha?i taken up the mat
ter and promised better facilities in the
future.
Arrangements were completed for the an
nual banquet of the association, which 1*
to be given at Kreund's the evening or
March IB.
The following were unanimously elected
to membership: W. S. McCurdy. W. f
Schuckers. B. T Garrison. C. C. Heltmati
M. R. Speelman, W. R. Emerson. .1. M
FosU-r. F. F Rupert, G. I, Anderson, T. W
Cochran. A. B. Kecfer, E. J Rlchai-dsoc
G. E. French. H. A. Morrison. Jr.; C K
Bryan. W. C. Wyatt and C. R. Bi ll.
GEN. GROSVENOR DECLINES
Would Not Run for Congress in a Dis
trict Not His Own.
Representative Grosvenor of Ohio, who
was recently defeated for re-election, yes
terday sent the following letter to two
prominent republicans who had inad# to
him the novel suggestion that he run for
Congress In a congressional dlsti i i other
than his own:
"My Dear Sir: I have your very .ompll
mentary letter. This Is a novel proposi
tion?one that appeals to me only as it may
be construed as a compliment and a lecog
nltlon of such service as I have been ab^
to perform. Strangely enough 1 received
a request to run In another congressional
district in the same mall that brought me
your letter.
"There Is no law In Ohio nor In any of
the states, so far as I know, that fix. ? the
eligibility of a candidate for Congress to a
residence In the district in which he runs
and it Is a very common thing In some of
the states, notably New York, for congress
men to be elected from districts they do
not reside In; but It has never, so far as 1
know, been done In Ohio, and manifestly
ought not to be done. However efficient
and able a person may be. It Is a reflection
upon the district to elect him to Congress
outside of the confines of his own district.
"While I recognize as a friendly sugges
tion your letter In this behalf. I cannot
for a moment consider the subject. I am
content as the situation Is. and ha-, e no
doubt that In due time and under proper
circumstances the people of my own dis
trict will express themselves In regurd to
the recent transaction in that locality "
Repairs to the Vigilant.
The harbor police boat Vigilant, which Is
hauled out on the marine railway at Ben
nett's boatyard for caulking and repair
work, will be on the railway for a few
days longer than was first expected. When
the galvanized lr<jn was stripped from the
hu.l of the boat the planking of the hull
under the metal was upparently as sound
as the day it was first put on her, but
when the caulkers got to work the plank
ing was found to he decayed at points, ne
cessitating the taking out of several pieces
and replacing them with sound material.
When the boat does return to duty she will
be sound and in thorough order for efficient
service.
William D. Gill was a defendant In tho
Juvenile Court yesterday to answer to u
charge of larceny, and he was committed to
the care of Probation Officer Coup for si*
months. It was cliarged Lhat he broke Into
the store of W. T. Reed, at the comer of
luth street and Pennsylvania avenue, last
Thursday and took $5 from the caaft
drawer of the store.
WHAT IS CATARRH?
Disease Prevalent Now But Can Be
Cured Quickly With Hyomel.
Until very recent yean It was thought that
catarrh was a disease of the blood, but now mod
ern science has proved that catarrh Is s germ dis
cs se and can be cured only by a treatment that
will kill tbe germ and heal the mucous membrane
of the uose and throat.
Therefore, when yoa bare catarrh you can readily
ae* that If you want to cure It yoa should Ms
llyomet. which medicates ths sir yoa breatke.
thus killing tbe catsrrbal germs snd heeling tke
smarting and raw membrane of the passages
through the nose snd throat. In bresthlag Hyo
mel you are really treating yoar catarrhal trou
bles with tlie only natural method, for It will
make tbe air yoa breathe s* pare, heeling and
antiseptic as thst found on ths mountains where
tbe pine forests glee off their fragrant snd healing
balsam*.
Tbe complete Hyomel oatflt. canals ting of an In
haler, a bottle of Hycmel and a medicine drop par.
costs only II, while extra bottles can be obtained
for 60 cents.
If yoa cannot obtain Hyomel of your dealer It
will be forwarded by mall, postage paid, oo receipt
o' price. Write today for a free sample bottle
and eeaamltatloa blank that will entitle yoa to
services of oar medical department without charge.
The R. T. Booth Company, Hyomel BaUdlag,
Ithaca. N. X.

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