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LENTEN SERMON.?"The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is
more his interests than it is theirs to find his weak point." ?Ralph waido Emerson. The Palais Royal A. LISNER. One of Many $20 Soats at $13.79. It s hurrying time now?the news has spread that the Palais Royal's $18 to $.2.2.50 Suits are being distributed at $13.79, an(l best of them will quickly find new owners. Hurry ? while the choice includes the wanted grays, blues and greens. $i6.<>8 and $27 for $25 to $50 Suits. Are you among those who have been here "to look?" Is your eye on this suit or that? Remember that others have eyes and ears?they may have seen "your suit,"' and will certainly have heard of the reduced prices now quoted. A hint to the wise . $1 Waists at 89c for Tomorrow Only. It's complimentary to the Palais Royal one-dollar Waists ? that when a trifling reduction is made you all flock here for them. You know this?that your 89c will buy a Waist as good as generally retailed at $1.50 to $2. $3,98 for $5 Hats to Wear With Tailor Suits. The^best^argains this side of Easter. The approved Sailor and fancy rolled shapes, appropriately trimmed. W'ill Palais Royal patrons please duly appreciate this Friday Bargain? Remember that we are already as busy as bees, and have 110 need of more business. $2.49 for best of $2.98 Untrimmed Hats. The 'Sailor" is the hat. The newly small, medium and large shapes of best Milan, chip and fancy straw are most wanted and very scarce. Here tomorrow at $2.49 instead of $2.98, in white, cream, black and all colors. And note that the scarce and wanted Black Roses and Chrysanthemums are here, at only 25c. Thousands of 25c Flowers at 19c for one day. How tlie news will travel?that the Palais Royal's 25c Flowers are to be a Friday bargain at 19c. Roses and all kinds of flowers and foliage, the largest and best 25c bunches in Washington, at only 19c for tomorrow onlv. ? With Gilt and Nickel Buckles. White Belts arc to be the vogue. These Belts, selling regularly at 9c, are not to be compared with the usual cheap belt. The webbing is much finer and the buckles are solid metal, not stamped. They'll prove a popular Friday bargain?at 5c?and all sizes shall be here in ample quantities. ?9C ton,<>rrow Long Gloves. (a Q,, tomorrow for Fownes' 16 > button length Pine Lisle Gloves, in black, champagne and modes. Scarce at any price. Kid Gloves. for the Giace Kid Gloves sold here other days at 6f?o Al! sizes in black, 'white and ail colors. Enn broideries. yard tomorrow for the 18 inch-wide Embroideries you sep here at 25c yard, though worth up to 50c. Handkerchiefs. Efl r tomorrow for choice of the 11 ^ Palais Royal's l'-i'ic Handker chiefs?thousands of them. Black Hose. 22c U (Q|r? tomorrow for the Black " Stocking* ?old other days at 23o. Dropstitch and lace lisle; also Maco yarn; all black and with white soles. French Corsets. tomorrow for |2.50 "P. D." Corsets. Only <?Jc for the famous $1 "C. B." American Corsets. Union Slants. tomorrow for the Spring weight, Swiss-ribbed, Glove fitting Suits that retail regularly at 60c. Ribbed Vests. tomorrow for thfe Spring weight Vests that sell other days at 25c. All sizes. tomorrow for 75c. Tiffany D-OV Collar Supporters. Only $1.48 for Tiffany Combs, jeweled. Malrne Rtachimig. OSr yard tomorrow for full box Pleated Ruching, used on Sailor and smart Walking Hats. In Neckwear Dept. Half Sleeves. Bfl>r pair tomorrow for Lace Half U-fe? sieeves usually 75c. For sale in Neckwear Department. New Veiling. yard tomorrow for the Veil ing sold other days at 25c. All 211c the new styles to choose from. ! 89c for $L25 "QodSva 99 15c for 25c "Sanitol" Preparations. Worthy Friday bargains?not~the substitutes that some drug gists term "just as good." Mennen's Talcum Powder, 25c size. tomorrow 10c Mrs Winsiow's Talcum Powder. SBo size, tomorrow 15c Hinds' Honey and Almond Cream, 50c size, tomorrow 30c Pinaud's Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, 60c size, tomorrow 37c I.isterine (Lambert's), 25c size, to morrow 18c Danderine Hair Tonic, iioc size, to morrow 17c Lundborg's Face Powder, 25c size, tomorrow 15c Daggett & Ramsdell Cold Cream. 60c size, tomorrow 42c Le Fevre Mando. $1.00 size, tomor row 89c 4711 Glycerine Soap, 25c size, to morrow 12c Mme. Given's Complexion Cream, 60c size, tomorrow 42c Dr. Charles' Flesh Food, 60c size, tomorrow 32c Satin Skin Cream, 25c size, tomor row 19c Wheeler's Corn Salve. 15c size, to morrow 9c Pond's Extract, 25c size, tomor row 19c Oriental Cream, 51.25 size, tomor row $1.04 Patey's Cold Cream, 18c size, to morrow 14c Pray's Rosaline, 25c size, tomor row 15c Listerated Tooth Powder, 26c size, tomorrow 18c Ail-bristle Hair Brushes, 75c size. tomorrow 59c Pears' Unseen ted Soap, 12c size. tomorrow 9c Wheeler's Foot Balm, 25c. size, to morrow 19c . Colgate's Tooth Powder and Cake Cashmere Bouquet Soap, tomor row 15c Parker's Cold Cream, 16c size, to morrow 8c 44c Tomorrow for 5<Q)c Suitirags. On^SecomH^oonJ^Vith/Tri^^ If they were remnants or passe styles, 44c would be dear enough. They are the scarce and wanted Plain and Fancy Gray Suitings, Shepherd's Checks and Plain Albatross and Nun's Veiling. All the best colors in ample quantity. 44c yard for tomorrow only. 25c Tomorrow for Superior 39c Silks. Best of Corded Wash Silks and Plain Habutai Silks, in every best color. Please note that best 39c quality is to be 25c tomorrow, am! please appreciate the quality as compared with the flimsy and trashy stuff usually offered at 25c yard. 2<)c Yard Tomorrow for 39c Persian Trimmings. Another instance where there's no earthly reason to reduce the price. Need you be told that these Trimmings are most scarce and wanted. They are typical Palais Royal Friday bargains, the kind one remembers with gratitude. Best Warranted Dress Shields^only 7c Pair. These Shields are usually stamped with a well-advertised name, and retail at 16c, 18c and 20c, the price according to size. The sam e warranted Shields, without the name, at only 7c pair, or 25c for four pairs. "Star" Alpaca Braid, 7c for Five-yard Pieces. The best skirl binding?because dyed in the wool and shrunk ready for use. The best possible braid at less price than other good braids, and at no more than asked for many inferior kinds. Is this not a good proposition? $ + + t + + f i t 22c for $11.5? Copyright Books,, 500 Titles. An^JjveJjooksJorJjiL , 500 Titles. The standard fiction of the day is well represented. Boys' Alger Books and Henty Books are also on the list. The following is a list of E. P. Roe's works: What fan Site Do?. The Hornet's Nest Barriers Burned Away Opening <?f a Chestnut Burr....A Brave Little Quakeress He Fell In Love With HI s Wife His Sombre Rival Miss Lou An Original Belle. .. Tattietales of Cupid. ..The Maid of Maiden Lane....A Rose of a Hundred Leaves.... The Love of Landry ....The Heart of Denise... .The Silent Maid... The Princess of the Purple Palace....Elsie Dinsmore?A Little Girl in Old New Vork.... Mildred and Elsie ...A Little Girl in Old Detroit. ^earii^of^Sej^eiitA^five^jCen^^XVortli^oi^^qc. All for 25c?100 sheets of superior Writing Paper, 50 Envelopes to match the paper, 12 Tens, stick of Dennison's Perfumed Sealing Wax, 5 Souvenir Post Cards. All for 25c. At Eleventh street door. Palais Royal* A. Lisner. Q and 11th. i..? * ? UNDER THE NEW LAW PROSECUTIONS FOB NEGLECTING TO SUPPORT FAMILY. The flr?t case In the Police Court to be prosecuted under the act of Congress which makes It a misdemeanor for a man_to will fully neglect or refuse to provide support for his wife or minor children under sixteen years of age, when they are In destitute circumstances, and which gives the Police Court the right to order such husband to ?nake weekly payments to the wife or chil dren, came up before Judge Kimball today. The previous law on the subject made it a misdemeanor for a man to fail or neglect to provide food, shelter and clothing for his minor children, but it went no farther. In the new law, in which the wife in destitute or necessitous circumstances is also pro vided for, there is a further provision, as follows: "Provided, that before trial, tl.at the con sent of the defendant, or after conviction, instead of imposing the punishments here inbefore provided, or in addition thereto, the court, in its discretion, having regard to the circumstances and to the financial ability or earning capacity of the defend ant, shall have the power to make an or der, which shall be subject to change by it, from time to time, as ctrcumstanoss may require, directing the defendant to pay a certain sum weekly for the space of one year to the wife, or '.o the guardian or the custodian of the mi child or children, or to an organization or to an Individual ap proved by the court as trustee, and to re lease the defendant from custody on proba tion for the space of one year upon his or her entering Into a recognizance, with or without surety. In such sum us the court may direct." The Laws Contrasted. In the past it has been customary with the judges to suspend the sentence in the ease where the defendant agrees to pay, for the benefit of his children, a certain sum per week. Under the new law the court has the power to enforce its order directing the defendant to nay a certain sum weekly. This, it is claimcd, will give better results. As the law also protects the wife who may be In destitute circumstances, more cases of this kind will le brought Into the Police Court, It Is expected. The first case In which the new law In regard to weeitly payments was enforced was that of William H. IMggs. who was charged w.th falling to support two minor children. After the evidence In the case supporting tlv? allegation had been given. Judge Kim ball turned his attention to the financial ability of the defendant, and It was de termined that $S per week should be the stipulated sum, which Diggs must pay each week to his wife for the support of the children. Judge Kimball ordered Diggs to pay $8 per week to his children, thrcugh the board of children's guardians, for one year, and his personal bonds were taken to carry out the order. The law was also applied in the case of James Slmms, who agreed to give $2 per week for the support of his two minor children. LOWER COURT AFFIRMED. Decision Announced in Starkweather Jenner Case. Justice McComas, delivering an opinion of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, late yesterday afternoon, affirm ed the decree of the District Supreme Court In the case of George B. Starkweather against Herbert W. T. Jenner and others. Mr. Starkweather filed a suit In the lower court to set aside a sale made under fore closure proceedings, at which Mr. Jenner, as trustee for himself and others, was the purchaser. The bill charged fraud and also prayed that in the event the court should let the saie stand Mr. Starkweather and other members of the Crescent Heights syn dicate should be allowed to participate in the benefits accruing to Mr. Jenner and his associates from the Increase in the value of the property. The lower court held that the charge of fraud had not been substantiated by the testimony and held that Mr. Starkweather, by not contributing to the cost of purchase and by delay in bringing action, had lost the right to claim any benefit from the purchase. The appellate court concurs In these findings. The property involved in the controversy Is known as Crescent Heights, and Is situ ated on Spring road between 14th and 16th streets. At the foreclosure sale, Mr. Jenner and others purchased the property, as In dividuals, it was claimed, and not in behalf of the syndicate of which they and Mr. Starkweather had been members. MATTER IN DOUBT. Decision Not Reached Regarding Strike of Bottlers and Drivers. Two meetings are announced to be held this afternoon, at which the decision will be reached as to whether or not there shall be a strike of the beer bottlers and the beer wagon drivers. The firs* of these meetings will be In the nature of a con ference between the executive board of the Master Bottlers' Association and a com mittee of the Journeymen Bottlers' Union. The conference is called for 2:30 o'clock this afternoon in 'the offices of the Bot hers' Association, at 818 4% street south west. Upon the outcome of this joint meeting the determination will be reached whether the "inside hands," as the journeymen bottlers are termed, shall go on strike to morrow morning or continue at work. The men interested in this matter are exclu sively the employes of local bottling es tablishments. The establishments which formerly bot tled the Anheuser-Busch. Pabst and Schltiz beeri declare they are in no manner con cerned In the outcome, as they have re fused to concede to the terms of the bot tlers and are now (having their beer bottles filled at the home breweries and chipped to this city by rail. It la against these bottling works that the beer wagon drivers are said to have their alleged grievance, and they may re fuse to handle the out-of-town product In consequence. Whether there will be a strike of the drivers tomorrow morning will be deter mined at. a meeting of the drivers to be beld at 8 o'clock this evening at Costel lo's Hall, ttth and G streets northwest. Should these drivers decide to go on strike it will not affect those who drive the wagons of the local bottlers, who are members of the Association of United Teamsters, while the drivers that may go on strike are members of the United Brew ery Workers. FAVORABLY REPORTED. Bill to Prohibit Government Purchase of Convict-Made Goods. The House committeemen labor today au thorized a favorable report on a bill to prevent the purchase by the government by contract or otherwise of any article man ufactured by convict labor. The bill was Introduced by Representative Van Duzer of Nevada. The committee also decided to consider at ltd next meeting the bill of Representative Hunt of Missouri, to prevent Interstate shipments of prison-made goods from one state Into another should the receiving state object. Police Unal>le to Verify. Capt. Uoardman received Information this morning that two Philadelphia boys who are in Jail at Wilmington, Dei., had con fessed to having robbed a fruit store near Pennsylvania avenue and 12th street in this city. He was told of the arrest by De tective Joyce of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company's corps of special agents, and De tective Helan went with Joyce and mide an unsuccessful effort to locate the store where the robbery was committed. They were unable to find that a theft had been committed In the vicinity of Pennsylvania avenue and 12th street, and Detective Joyee will make another effort to ascertain l'rom the boys the location of the store referred to. EA5TER SOUVENIRS Novel "Easter Whistles" filled with candy Free with Children's shoes tomorrow. SWELL EASTER FOOTWEAR At Timely Friday Bargain Prices Being busy as we can be selling Easter footwear?there'll be no more Friday Rargain Tables at our 7th Street store until after Easter. Instead, we tomorrow offer at all our 3 Stores complete lines of shoes splendidly adapted for Easter wear ? at very deep savings. The shoes are all right in style and quality?only we have too many kinds. $2.50 Grade Kid, Calf ?nd tan kid low and high shoes; 5 8tyles; most all sties. To morrow $3 Quality Tan and Black Calf or kid Oxfords and laced shoes. In new spring shapes; ? good styles at "ItJlI Ari/ O A%/EJVT ?? Our new Young Men's popular line has captured the town. In Patent Colt, Tan and ??,Ck Black Leathers, Wlz- vj 3 3 ards of Wear, at ^ $3.50 Grade Bluchers and laced vlci and box calf and Patent Colt; also tan <p'^) Q (=? calf Oxfords: 4 Styles. Tomorrow..* Swell $4 Value Shoes. Patent Kid or Colt, plain or tip ped, laced, bluchers, d? "5 5g button, and Oxford or Blucher Ties; 8 Styles. ? Three 'S. Stylish $2 Grade Oxfords, In ten popular styles, with light turn or /p <1 a q heavy extension soles, I 41 rsi Special tomorrow 11 ?nr*J' $2.50 Grade Patent Kid I?w Shoes. An attractive style which we bought from a manufacturer at a special price. Tomor row only Swell $2.50 Grade Low Shoes, That are styled as properly as the best S3 shoes shown elsewhere. In Pumps. Gibson, dp" ?i ?=? Oxford and Blucher Ties. 15 styles at $3.50 Value Low Shoes, In kid. patent kid. tan calf and suede, with /pi turn or welt soles: 6 styles tomorrow ^ $4 and $5 Grade Footwear, Swagger Pumps and Ties, In gun metal or patent colt: also patent kid laced tf? "5 'J E? and blucher boots: 10 styles tomorrow ^ I '^ fr\\ b ReMabfie Shoe Houses, 'S. 75c. < irade Shoes of sort kid with good soles and spring heels. a o 8Ues J: to 8 s. Laced or 4friC button $1.25 Quality Shoes for girls and little boys. good-w Special Half a dozen good-wear- ,o? ?=? 95c. Ing mtyleg. morrow to $1.50 Boys' and Girls' 8chool and dress shoes, in kid, calf and patent leather for girls. Also good wear ing $1.80 Boy?" shoes. . $2 Grade Patent Leathers, for Girls (sii?s 5 to 2) or boys (sizes l> to 13V4)?stylishly fl a go shaped and depend- 35 ll able in wear ?k ? . $2.50 Dress Shoes for hoys and girls In fine glased kid or patent colt? with genuine welt soles. Tomorrow Cor. 7th and K Sts., i9i4&i9i6Pa. Ave.N.W., 233 Pa. Ave. S.E. Hardware Stores, Drug stores, In Great Demand at Market Stores. mi <a ? n A The Key to all outlying District to the West of the City. Thousands off dollars' worth off Building Supplies, Marketing, Household Effects, Drugs, etc., must now be purchased In Washington at great inconvenience. Business Street 1135 Feet Wide, Traversed by the Great Falls and Old Dominion Elec tric Railroad, with a unique baggage car service stop ping at your door, bringing you a patronage from 15 miles off wealthy populated country. This class off business property we will sell way under present market value. Call and learn off the great industrial development at this point. 'D 0 ' ii w 'AWAIT, Agent, 121 114th Street N. W. Exclusive Control of Properties on This Car Line. it PROPOSED NEW CODE CORPORATION COUNSEL THOMAS SUBMITS REPORT. With the receipt by the Commissioners of a report from Corporation Counsel Thomas today, apparently another step lias been taken toward the preparation of a proposed new code of municipal law lor the District of Columbia. The need of such a codification -was made particularly evi dent during the work of ehe examining: and Investigating committee, which made In quiry into the business methods of the different departments of t'he local govern ment, and it was their recommendation "that an effort be made to procure legis lation providing for the codification of all laws of a municipal character which are operative within the District of Columbia/' Another strong argument to the same end was contained in the report of the special legal (codification) committee of the Board of Trade, which was submitted to the Com missioners a little more than a month ago. In his report the corporation counsel state* that two compilations of similar works have been made in the District, one the "Compiled Statutes," made by William Stone Abert in 1804. and the other the Code of the District of Columbia. Five years were required for the comple tion of Mr. Abert's work, and It involved an expenditure of about $0,000. Mr. Jus tice Cox gave one year and a committee of the bar association another year to the preparation of the present code. Mr. Thomas conducted considerable correspond ence with the legal officers of other cities in 'his efforts to ascertain what the expense of the proposed undertaking would be and what the custom of other municipalities was with reference to their codification of the statutes. Only Practicable Method. Mr. Thomas states It to be his opinion that the only practicable method of treat ing the matter Is that of a codification In l.he nature of a charter which will embrace i;he constitution and officers of the DIs:rlct ifovernroent and their powers and duties and genei*&i regulations appertaining there to under separate headings. "This charter or code," he adds. "it'.ouid state, in general terms, the powerd con ferred upon the Commissioners, and the like." The present grant of power conferred In treating- the police regulations. he says, may be considered In the nature of a model. In the last paragraph of hie letter the corporation counsel gives a synopsis of -he situation when he says: "I consider that It would be Inadvisable to enact Into a code of law for municipal government each and every separate police and other regu lation that the Commissioners have au thority to enact. As the needs of the com munity develop and the exigencies of dif ferent situations present themselves, the Commissioners are now enabled to meet them by enacting appropriate regulations. These regulations are in a state of motion or change, so that by the time a municipal code should be prepared it would be neces sary to revise It to meet changes that oc curred while the code was in course of preparation. "And after it had been prepared changes would be constantly taking place. It is manifest, too, that the person or persona In charge of such a codification should be, In a measure, under the control and In entire sympathy with the executive officers of the District. The sources of our muni cipal law are so varied and complex that the person or persons selected to codify them should be familiar with tho subject matter from actual experience in the prac tical administration of these laws and as well acquainted with them as It Is possi ble to be. I recommend the appointment of some such commission as was appointed to revise the statutes of the United States, with an allowance of not less than two years to do the work In, and at an appro priate fixed salary and reasonable ex penses for clerical assistance." The Commissioners have the report under consideration. FOUND 99,000 IN CURRENCY. Honest Conductor Returned Big Find to Owner. ASHTABULA, Ohio, April 5.?LaJre Shore Conductor WllHam R. Miles of Oil City, Pa., who rune on a passenger train out of Ashtabula to Oil City, tod-ay found a valise In one of the conches of his train containing $U,000 in currency. The bills were wrapped up In packets of $100 eacltl There was no name on the valise and no clew to Its ownership. Later Conductor Miles iccelved a mes Eage to the effect that a vails* containing that sum of money had bcnn lost by Wil liam C. Inman of Leon, Ohio, who had come to Ashtabula and drawn the money from the bank and had ihen boarded the train for home. Intending to pay ji large force of men employed by him. He had left the trtln at Leon and iforgotten the valise. The nioney was restored to the owner at once by Mr. MUe*. DEPEW'S NAME FORGED. Action Taken Today as Regards Two Defendants. In the cage of Catherine Balsh, nllua Catherine Berger, who wa* Indicted for forging the name of Senator Depew to a writing, purporting to be a check for $.?. a nolle prog wai entered today In Criminal Court No. 1. Upon her release the woman was rearrested by a local detective to be held for the authorities of Brooklyn, X. 1". Several days ago a letter wag received at detective headquarters here from l'atrick J. Harking, captain of detectives in Brooklyn, stating that Mrs. Balsh was wanted there on a charge of grand larceny. Immediate ly after her arrest this morning she was conducted to the bouse of detention, where ?he will be held until the papers necessary for her remdval are received. Elizabeth Balsh, alias Elizabeth Ray. the daughter of Catherine Balsh, and co-rfe fandent with her mother, when called for trial withdrew her plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty under the indict ment. Although having the appearance of maturity, the young woman, when ques tioned by Justice Gould, stated that she was only fourteen years of age, and of fered evidence tending To establish the statement. She was remanded to jail with out sentence In order to give the United States attorney's office time in which to Investigate the matter. The law provides that persons under sev enteen years of age cannot be sent to the penitentiary. RAILWAY MEN IN SESSION. Organisation of National Association of Freight Traffic Officials. A large numl>er of railroad men. Includ ing members of the Southeastern Freight Agents' Association, an organization of freight officials In the aouth orU east, met this morning at the New Wlllard Hotel with a view to the organization of an as sociation, national In scope, purely social in character and similar In Its general character to the "American Association of General Passer,ger Agents." The attendance and co-operation of, freight officials from evety part of the Union and also from Canada and .tlexioo have been solicited. At the convention this morning details of organization were discussed and commit- j tees appointed. The conventloa mat; again this afternoon, and before adjournment permanent organisation will probably be ef? t acted.