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I'Women's Si
SMr.n-tailored Skirts, in extra g
and cheviots; these Skirts came to
* the country: they are in the styli:
4 models, an<l were bought to se
$ Thursday priced at
ir r?. 1* i oi . i f
\ ery MViisn >kirts, made ot r
t and cheviots; blue and black ; somt
? some with 12-gore pleats; these St
* at $7.98. Special sale price
Elegant Taffeta Silk Dress W
g ish: all the most-wanted colors ar
$ embroidered fronts; some are e
< > and pleated; Waists actually won
> price
J' The Convenient Covert Cloth
^ ly lined with satin ; all seams are fa
* the very best; every woman needs
J venient Coats; they sell at $8.98, a
The special price is
fS =
| U tie lliry Uc
I Offerings ffo
Soft, All-silk Messaline Chins
^ especially adapted for decorative ar
'4 line of shades and plenty of white a
is 39c.; for one day at
^ Fine, Chiffon-finish All-silk
C give perfect satisfaction in wear; 1
$ a day's special bargain at
* The very popular new Plaid S
4 tiful color combinations and effect
| you'll pay much more anywhere...
Black All-wool Panama, 50 ir
proof; will wear splendidly and m<
' ? garments. The price everywhere
Z at
* Black All-wool Broadcloth, si
? ing up; good weight; can be used
unlined; the value is positively $1.;
5 - Black Storm Serge; 40 inch(
4 and verv serviceable quality ; the pi
yard: special for tomorrow at
Extra Heavy and Fine Plain i
it nels, bought at a price that enable
'g saving. They are not odds and er
mill. You'll have plenty of use fc
4 that the cool weather is with us.
g \2) jc. and 15c
v snow white; S8 Inches wide; =
T. will wear well and launder
well; the regular price is 33c.
nel; soft nap; close~
woven twill; good width;
r* special at... ' 7? *
g Specials in Qrocea
* Best Granulated Sugar
4 Tomatoes; new 1906 packing
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Pb New Fall Suits in best jjj
Syp cheviots and light, medium
rtgf and dark mixtures, checks ^
and plaids; the cheviots in ^
it 1 i ui?. 4
Diue, urown anu uiai-n.,
styles include the smart ]
Prince Chap, 24 - strap, ^ 1
close-fitting and box-front ^ 1
effects; jackets are satin $ 1
lined and skirts are in the ji
newest pleated models; a ^ ;
suit easily worth $24.98; ^ 1
for ? ;
selling. ^ /itJust
received ? a new ^ 1
Midwinter-style Suit, splen- jf:
V didlv tailored in mannish *
mixtures and over-plaids; $
ciricrlp - hrpactprl close - fit- ^
f y_
ting and new box effects;
/ 24-inch coat; they will sell j*
?51 $24.981
priced. ^ J
food quality Panamas, mixtures
11s from one of the best makers in J;h
all-over pleated /(P ^) /TV\ O *
11 at $5.98. For^J)0^<g> J
'; |
lice quality broadcloth, Panama ^
; all-over pleated, (|P A /Tt\ O 9
rirts rrtnilarlv sell 41-_ ^ ]
. -n j - Qp u o ^ ^
raists ; finest and softest chiffon fin- jl ;
id black; some have handsomely ^ (
laborately tucked /<? /TT\ O $
th $7.98.' Special ^,75 |
Coats, in the 22-inch length; nice- j?
lly strapped and the tailoring is of $ 1
one of these con- a /rtv <0 9
md are worth it. ^-|j- Q $
t !
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1 '
nods Dept.'s |
r Thursday. |
is, so useful for many purposes, and ^
id fancy work; full |
ind cream; the value .7
Black Taflfeta; will ^j)(T"Y\yy %
the value is 50c. yard; ^y Q ?
ilks in the most beau- /TVs
ts; many patterns; (Q)>'Ca |
iches wide; reversible and dust- ?
ike up into stylish *
is $1.00 yard ; special '?
jrunk ready for mak- ijf
for tailor-made wear, ?
>5 ; now special at... jj;s
wide; best black /"S) j=
evading price is 39c. S
* ^
ind Twilled-weave Outing Flan- <it
?s us to present you with a goodly ?!
ids, but fresh and new from the ?
>r these flannels now /T?\
Every store asks ^
ten; .'MI inches wide; soft. = tt / %
smooth quality; price going 'ifr
up; special for a day at / L
nei; soft and fine qual- %
ity; a special offering to- 41- ?
morrow at /O
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9 1
Changes Under Sole Control of
bl/nUUL LAW IIV I tnrnt I LU
Board of Education in Session Testerday
Appointments Held Up Until Superintendent
Passes Upon Them?Meet
ing Tomorrow Afternoon. \
That neither of the assistant su- '
perintendents of public schools has ?
the authority to sign recommenda- 1
tions for the appointment, promo- <
* t? A:.? i ?? ? '
nun, UdiiMCi ui uiamiddcii ui aily cmploye
of the school system in the
absence of the superintendent, even
though the superintendent has so
authorized, was the interpretation of
the school law by the board of education
at a special meeting held in
the Franklin building yesterday afternoon.
The meetinc was called for .?
the purpose of acting upon several j
recommended appointments desired
by Superintendent Chancellor, but
when it was discovered that Assistant
Superintendent Hughes had
signed one batch and Assistant Superintendent
Montgomery another,
the board refused to act upon them, s
^rmn/lnrn ,i;^?cr;nn
a i l v_i v-uuoiutiauiw uio^naoiuii, auvi
adjourned to meet tomorrow afternoon
to take them up again after the
superintendent has had time to sign
Use of text books in the local
schools, in the authorship of which
local teachers are interested, was a
subject of discussion at the meeting,
and both sides of the question had
champions on the board. It was de- ,
A. ? I A. Z - 1 1 _ f 1*1
jiucu iu auupi a music uook ui wnicn j
Miss Alys Bentley, who is in the
school system, is joint author, after
a letter from the publishers had 1
been read, stating that Miss Bentley
would receive no pecuniary benefit
for the circulation of the book in the
local schools.
The expenditure of the public
t a. i i.j__
3<_ihjui luuvia wniiuut uic KiiuwiCUge ?
of the board-was severely criticised r
by Capt. Oyster, and was the sub- r
ject of considerable discussion. 1
Vice President Evermann called the '
board of education to order at 4:20 p.m. ]
yesterday. All of the members were present
except Admiral Balrd, who, it was an- \
nounced by Prof. Evermann, was ill. Secretary
Connor went on a brief vacation ,
to Atlantic City Monday and Acting Sec- j
retary Demaine performed his duties. C
Superintendent Chancellor was not present.
In his -place Assistant Superintend- t
ent Hughes for the white schools sat on
the board. Mr. Hughes announced that t
Dr. Chancellor had an Important engage- <
merit, and had heard of the meeting of the i
board too late to make other arrange- J
mints. <
Capt. Oyster moved that the minutes of
the previous meeting be corrected by striking
out the statement made bv Sunprin
tendent Chancellor to the effect that public (
act 254 required executive sessions under ,
such circumstances as the hearing of F. L.
Cardozo's plea for an Investigation, through '
his attorney, Henry E. Davis. He moved '
to insert in place of this statement a
minute to the effect that the board took a i
recess to hear Mr. Davis. As the !
school law says nothing about executive
sessions Capt. Oyster thought the statement
should not be allowed to become a part 1
of the minutes of the board. Mrs. Mussey 1
said Dr. Chancellor's statement was merely :
a part of a conversation, and the board 1
Is its own jud>?e as to how much conversa- 1
tion It desired to record.
Mr. Cook wanted to know whither the 1
minutes had been correctly taken down by
Mr. Demaine. Mrs. Terrell said Dr. Chan
cellor had certainly made the remark as
recorded In substance by the acting secretary.
Mrs. Mussey again referred to It
as merely conversation, whioh could be
limited in the record if the board saw fit.
She commended Mr. Demaine for his full
record, saying it was an "excellent error."
Mr. Oyster's motion prevailed and the
statement of Dr. Chancellor was stricken
from the minutes and the substitution
Plea for Night Schools.
A communication was read from the Garfield
Citizens' Association asking that a
night school be established in the Garfield
school. The request was referred to the
superintendent who was given power to
The Brookland Citizens' Association asked
permission in a letter to the board to appear
and show the board reasons for desiring
a four-room school building for colored
pupils in Brookland. the money for
w 1111*11 nas iiireauy uet-ii appropriated Dut
has never been expended. The matter was
referred to the building committee.
Commissioner Macfarland In a communication
to the board commented on requisitions
for pianos forwarded to the Pommls
sioners by Secretary Connor. He said that
various prices were given and suggested
that if the lowest-priced piano was good
enough for one school it was good enough
for all of the schools, and economy would
require that the lowest-priced piano be purchased.
On request from Capt. Oyster Mr. Demaine
explained that Secretary Connor had
asked several music teachers during the
summer to examine pianos and report as to
the best one for school purposes, but that
the teachers would not recommend any particular
piano and the orders for the Instruments
had therefore been distributed.
Capt. Oyster thought It was the teachers'
duty >o recommend one piano. After considerable
discussion the ways and means
committee was asked by unanimous vote
to look into the question and report on It.
As a result of a report from the health
(jfflcer the board decided to request Engineer
Commissioner Blddle to close an insanitary
well at the Woodburn School.
Reductions in Salaries.
A letter from Commissioner Macfarland
to the president of the board was read, regarding
the necessary reductions in the salaries
of teachers appointed after the first
day of September and requesting that the
October pay rolls be made up with a view
to this reduction. The Commissioner's letter
"The Commissioners of the District of
Columbia are informed that In auditing
and certifying the pay rdlls of the public
schools for the month of September. 1806,
oil taawhorB whn wopo /torriod An
rolls on June 30, 1006, and w!5o were re- ]
I appointed and continued by the present1
board of education subsequent to Its organization
as a board, were allowed the
full salary for the month of September,
without regard to the respective dates on
ivhlch the teachers were reappointed and
continued. The letter of the secretary of
:he board of education accompanying the
pay rolls for September, 1906, gives the
lames of all teachers reappointed and coninued,
but does not specify the particular
iates on which they were reappointed and
"At the time these pay rolls were certlled
It was the understanding of the audl:or
of the District that, under the controller's
decision of October 5, 1906, all teachers
who were carried on the rolls on June
<0. 1906, and who were thereafter reappointed
and continued In the service by
hp hoard nf wpro pntlHitd tn re.
*eive full pay for the month of Seotem>er,
without regard to the respective dates
>n which they were reappointed and continued.
It is made clear by the controller's
decision of October 12. 1006, that the
ieachers who were reappointed and continued
after September 1, 1006, were not
>ntltled to receive, respectively, their full
salaries for the month of September, but
>nly such fractional parts thereof as may
je due from the dates on which they were
espectively reappointed and continued In
;he service of the public schools.
"In the preparation of the pay rolls of
he public schools for the montn or uctooer,
006, it will be necessary to deduct from
:he salary of each teacher reappointed and
:ontlnued after September 1, 1900, the
imount overpaid on the September pay
"oils, being in each case the number of
lays intervening between September 1 and
he dates of the respective reappointments.
Phe Commissioners would also request that
he board of education furnish with the
Day rolls of the public schools for the
nonth of October, 1900, a list of all teach(rs
who were reappointed and continued
ifter September 1, 1900, giving the name of
aeh teacher ana the date or the reappointnent."
The board voted to Instruct Secretary
Connor to follow Mr. Macfarland's sugges:lons.
Promotions and Appointments.
A number of recommendations for the
>romotlon of teachers and the appointments
of employes of the school system
nere read by Mr. Demaine and were about
o be acted upon when It was discovered
nai mey were signea Dy Assistant: (superintendent
Hughes. Captain Oyster took a
*opy of the law from his pocket and after
ooklng it over stated as his conviction that
he superintendent's signature was neceslary
in cases of this kind.
Mr. Hughes explained' that Dr. Chancelor
had been called away hurriedly and had
inked him to present the matters. It was
or the purpose of acting on these particuar
recommendations that the meeting had
seen called, he declared.
/"i a ? : J _ - A ill .1 nr
v^uyiam uj?ier uiu 1101 criticise ;vir.
-Iughes, but pressed his point that the law
equired the superintendent's recorr.mendaion
in writing for all appointments, pronotions,
transfers and dismissals of any
;mploye of the board.
Mrs. Mussey thought the letter of the law
ihould too carried out.
One of the recommendations was for the
ippointment of an "overseer" ot public
ectures. Mrs. Terrell said she did not like
Ihe word "on general principles," and besides
did not see the necessity for tfhe oficer.
Mrs. Mussey said it was not really a
luestlon of the merits of the case, but one
:>f law. Doubtless the sunerintendent. she
said, approved of the appointments, but
ne should have signed the recommendation.
It was decided to refer the recommendaions
to the superintendent for his signa:ure
and call another meeting In the near
'uture to dispose of them. In view of the
fact that they are regarded as urgent as
effecting the pay roll. * '
Several recommendations signed by Assistant
Superintendent Montgomery for col>red
schools were treated in like manner
?y the board.
Objects to Methods.
It-had developed, said Mrs. Mussey, durng
the conversation just completed, that
he special meeting of the board had1 been
ailed for at least one purpose. She declared
that the notice she had received of
;he meeting stated no purpose and thought
:his was not the right way to conduct buslless.
Capt. Oyster said he had noted the
same thing, and he later moved that the
leeretary be instructed to indicate the purx>se
of special meetings in Issuing the call
>ff the president or vice president. This
notion was carried unanimously.
A few minutes after the board had dts>osed
of the recommendations signed by
}r. Montgomery Capt. Oyster asked:
"Is any change recommended In the jantor
for the John F. Cook School?"
Mr. Demalne said he thought there was
Mr. Cook believed there might be such a
recommendation among the papers from
Dr. Montgomery that had not been read.
"I do not wish to make a motion, but I
suggest that the committee on teachers and
anitors look into this matter," said Capt.
There was no comment from any one on
his suggestion.
Several recommendations for changes In
;he personnel of the school employes, rec>mmended
by Dr. Chancellor, but not reviewed
by the committee on teachers and
lanitors, were held up and referred to that
Beport of Lecture Committee.
Prof. Evermann presented a report from
Lhe lecture committee, asKing for approval
of a program that had been arranged by
he chairman. Admiral' Baird. The followng
program was approved: Friday, Novem1?<?
T Unnror/I flrtrp tnhiP(*t 44TToI?
UCI ?, i-/l . U . nun V41V4 V. v. v., ,
and and Her Queen;" Friday, November
LG, Mr. Barry Bulkley, subject, "Yellowstone
Park;" Friday, December 7. Dr. Chas.
IV. Needham, president George Washington
Jniversttly, subject, "Educational Methods
inJ the Teacher;" Friday, December 21,
Dr. H. W. Wiley, Department of Agriculture,
subject, "What the Pure Food and
Drugs law Will Do for the People of the
District of Columbia;" Friday, January 4,
t w VnuGThan. sublect. "Physiograph
ic Features of Cuba."
Emergency Calls for Money.
The board approved a voucher for an expense
of about J2.1 for a trip to New York
last July to see Dr. Chancellor, taken by
Prof. Evermann in the interest of the
Capt. Oyster asked Acting Secretary Demaine
what emergency calls for money were
made on tlihe secretary between meetings.
1? +v>at th? fiiin*>rinten~
-VIr. ueintuut; i c^utu w ?? ?a
dent and the president of the board had
just signed an order for $7,(J00 worth of
text books. Capt. Oyster did not think
the money of the .board should be spent
without the board's knowledge and wanted
to know what the other members thought
about It.
"We have been a board for about three
months," continued Capt. Oyster, "and I
want to know who of us knows how much
has been spent."
"I do not." said Mrs. Terrell.
Capt. Oyster thought the bills should
be presented to the board each month. Mr.
rv>-r thr>iurht the reouisitions should be act
ed upon, since when they were Issued the
expenses were incurred.
Mr. Cox said the committee on rules
was considering a plan which he believed
would cover Capt. Oyster's point.. It waa
the intention, he said, to recommend to the
board a method of dividing the funds for
different purposes.
Beport Called For.
Mr. Cox asked Capt. Oyster when his
committee on the investigation CT the
methods of the office force was going to
ua +KAntrhf there was work for
Aiv a . - __ __
it along the line Just mentioned. Capt.
Oyster said he had been very busy and
would like to be relieved of the chairmanship
of the committee, as he had no time
to attend to his duties. He was prevailed
upon to retain the position.
Th? entire matter of the expenditure of
money was referred to the committee on
as cnairman ui me ^uuuuuira *ju limitary
affairs Capt. Oyster recommended.>
that First Sergeant J. H. Wilson toe promoted
to. the rank of second lieutenant. The
report was approved.
Prof. Evermann, chairman of the committee
on text books, reported in favor of
adopting a music book, in the authorship
of which Miss Alys Bentley of the music
department of the schools assisted. Prof.
Evermann had Mr. Demaine read a letter
from the publishers, who stated that Miss
Bentley had no pecuniary Interest in the
1- ? (n + Vita ?! ?
UUUH., iXO IV wao ci?v.uia>icu Ii* lino XJl%,jr *
Mrs. Mussey asked whetjjej; thffe was a
rule of the board against the use of books
from which local teachers receive pecuniary
benetjts. Mr. Demalne thought there had
been, but that It had dropped out of use.
Prof. Evermann thought, as a general
principle, there was danger In permitting
this practice, as It might tempt tb? teacber
5> The Largest Exclusive
I Oor Great
i -
? Without doubt the greatest e
? the entire sample line and surplu
jfr that enables us to sell the goods
| - . Half tl
I The assortment is so vast th
'rf more than one or two pieces of
$ in any store in Washington befor
? This superb Sideboard, of f
y oak, beautifully polished?swellec
if French bevel-plate mirrors?ma
J ings. A magnificent piece of ((P
y furniture, and a regular $55
^ value, for
7 Included in this great sale are
<9 hundreds of patterns of
f Sideboards from $12.85 to $r25
Buffets from $9.8$ to $65.
S- China Closets from $9.85 to
Side Tables, Extension Taj
bles, Chairs, etc.
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The W
been g<
point ot
the sun
world i
is the
the* chil
by Kat
tO cents a <
to advocate a new edition of a wcjrk when
it was not really necessary.
Believe in Home Talent.
? ?* 1 1
Capt. Oyster ana airs, itncn LIIUU5111 j
home talent ought to be encouraged in this 1
respect as well as in aH others. Mr. Cox
called attention to the possibility of local
enthusiasm carrying the board away from
the best text books and thereby leading to
Miss Bentley's book Is already in use in
the schools. After some further discussion
it was adopted for more general use.
Mr. Hughes announced that Superintendent
Chancellor ^ou'd receive all the white
teachers at 4 p.m. Monday next in the
Central High School and the colored teachers
the next day at the same hour in the M
Street High School, and that he wished to
extend an invitation to the members of the
Ko nvosont nn hnth r\r>fu alnn a
uv/aiu tv wc v...
The meeting adjourned until Thursdaytomorrow?at
4 p.m., when, It Is expected.
Dr. Chancellor will have signed the recommendations
that were held . up yesterday,
so that uctlon may be taken on them.
Auditor's Office Not In Possession of
School Pay Boll.
The officials or tne auditors omce 01 me
District have not yet received the salary
roll of the officers and employes of the
public schools for October, and, unless they
receive It bbefore noon tomorrow, it
is likely, they say, that another delay will
be occasioned in the payments. It was believed
by the official* of the auditor's of
sly Cash Furniture and Carp
Sample Sale
>om Furnitu:
:vent that has happened in the furnitu
is stock of one of the leading manufac
for just about
hie Regular
at it took eight great railroad cars to
any one pattern. It offers you a selecti
r f
inest quartered This handsorr
1 front?three with high polish
gnificent carv- large French be
M- /Ov the drawers?ex
ooMl/ manship throug
regular $40 valu
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1 1 " 1 11 t 1 i i i1 - aaa
ooing of >
in the Garden of Eden ar
?r? n An mil tU oil itc rlolf/'i/M l
UUIg U1 1 Willi All UJ UVUV1VU
:es ever since. It is the s
: a woman's life, the hour in
really begins to shine,
she savage or civilized it
g of the great light for which
i longs. The story of ho^
n every clime has done its v
most fascinating that can b
dren of men and women,
ad "The Wooing of Wc
herine Leckie in the Nov
r of our new magazine?
'OM /
on Sale at all News-st*
Copy $
flee that when the board of education met
last night any. Questions pertaining to the
pay roll would be settled, and that arrangements
would be made to forward the roll
to the District building early this morning.
! It has always been customary for the
board of education to submit this pay roll
to the auditor by the 20th of the month In
order that the checks could be made out
and signed and approved by the members
of the board in time to make the payments
by the first day of the next month.
It is understood that several changes are
to be made In the roll, and a few other
salaries on the roll have to be confirmed
by the members o? the board of education
before it will be submitted to the auditor,
and it is on this account that the roll is <
now four days late.
? " i
A AeouKea .rauem.
J. B. Martin of Taeoma owns a valuable
mine in Alaska, the profits of which he lias
sworn to devote to the cause of total abstinence,
even though these profits should
reach $500,000 a year. I
Talking the other day about total ab- s
stlnence, Mr. Martin said:
"TVio /IrnnlfflH la to mV mind th<? mnst <
foolish man that exists In the world. He
is foolish and mistaken. He reminds me ^
of a patient of Dr. George Chester's.
"Dr. Chester at 2 o'clock of a bitter win- '
ter's morning drove four miles to a pa- t
tlent's house. On his arrival the patient t
said: ,
" 'Doctor. I ain't in any particular pain, ,
but, somehow or other I feel that death 1
is nigh.'
''Dr. Chester examined the man, felt his
pulse, listened to his heart. Then ha said: f
" 'Have you mode your will?
et House in the City. i
i of DaeSng I
? i"
re. i
re world this year! We bought J
turers in the country at a price i
. 5
Prices. !
bring it here, and there are not >
on such as you have never seen 5 '
ie Sideboard, of quartered oak, $
/? _!_ t _l. t f T.
nnisn ana ricn nana carvings? *
vel-plate mirror?roll effect to
s?-i$22J50 I
e for ^
This exquisite Pedestal Ex- #
tension Table, with heavy pillar J
i y < ?
ana nnely carvca claw teet; se- J
lected quartered oak, polished ?
like a mirror; a ?
regular $24 value
for |
? ?:
ROS., j
:h St. N.W. i
&9H& *tk+>Ur~
id has
c rAn ^
is the
every !
LA/ fhi?
e told !
>? 1
t.OO a Year
' 1
"The man's face fell, and he turned pale.
" 'Why, no. doctor. At my age?there
seemed time enough yet?oh, doc, it ain't v
true. Is It, that "
" 'W'ho Is your lawyer?' Dr. Chester interrupted.
" 'Higginbotham.'
" Then you had better send for him at ?
once,' said Chester curtly. 'Who's your
' The Rev. Kellogg M. Brown,' the
patient answered In a low. tremulous
voice. 'But, doctor, do you think '
" 'Send for him," said Chester, "post haste.
Your mother, too, should be summoned,
also your "
"The patient began to blubber softly.
" 'Say, doctor, do you think I'm going to
die for sure?' he wailed.
"Dr. Chester, looking at him hard, replied:
" 'No, I don't. There's nothing at all the
matter with you. But I hate to lie the only
man you've made a fool of tonlglit.' " '
Politeness Pays. I
"Politeness," sold Senator GalXnger, in I
the hope of stilling; a rather acrimonious I
irgument in Concord, "always pays." I
His nusnea listeners looKea up at mm in
nqulry, and he smiled and repeated:
"Politeness always pays. Two little, gir/s
[ know were set before a pl?te containing
;wo bunches of grapes?one a very larg<<
md tempting and perfect bunch, the orhe:
imall and hard and green. The two little
[iris looked at the two bunches for a space
n silence. Then the polite child said: '
" -Js oo gweedy?'
" 'No,' the other answered; 'I's not a bit
" 'Then,' said the first, oo choose.' " I

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