Any of otii
This offer is operative for the
W aist and every Negligee Sh
showing of this season's sty!'
The Waists are fashioned ir
regular and Russian styles; v
The Shirts are also in plain wl
diversity of new designs. A1
Additional Good Valu
BOYS' STIFF-BOSOM SHIRTS?i
neat and desirable natterns: re*
BOYS' I NDEKWKAR?!n fleece-lln
quality and weight we regard as
ually sells for
BOYS' NECKWEAR?of every sor
shapes that are exact rev>roductk
in-liands, Tecks, Windsors, B;
beautiful Scotch elan !>lalds. at...
BOYS' PAJAMAS?especially tho
K'uru ii? in 11 in i j ni/ir, fjFUC'viuo
usually well made, to sell at
Boys' $1*50 to $2J
Plain white and fancy effects
twenty that are involved; for
the very latest cut, yet thorol
Involving Two V
Our whole showing is finely a
wi>\_tMwaiii uuic is utcre 10 urc
I it from beginning to end. Xc
to the promise that Saks good
$5.00 and $6.00 Reef
Short models for bovs of 2V2
years of age. Colors: Tan,
red and a neat mixture. Ther
only ten Reefers in the lot?tin
son for the little price.
$3.45 to $7.50 Suifc
Xovelty Suits that answer tc
strictest definition of correct <
Milt there are not manv of tlir
few Sailor models, and a fe
plain colors; the greater mi
being Russian Blouse Suits
ioned in fancy cheviots. Size:
to 10 years.
Reefers at $3.45
ortlinariTv m**11 ???? that- 'n-?
nel; finished with black velvet coll
hroidered emblem on sleeve. Slaaa
Suits at $3.75
pairs of Trousers with each suit?i
Fashioned of fancy cheviots. DoObl
with Italian c'.otf? ajid ' silk-sewed
<nt waistbands aiul taped suama. 8
In the fashioning of these shoe
That children give their shoes
we have do
line. And s
ness that v
pair that f;
Mu<le of vk'i kill or box ealf. wltl
loned in button or lace styles, am
Sizes to 8, ai Ji.UU; to 11 at 5
Young Women's $
This season's approved shap?
kid. box calf, velour ralf anrl o
blucher styles. Regular and c
Castilian heels. All regular s
Children's 75c anc
A little ]?rice for a lot of wo
Shanter> of cloth and velvet, ii
ors. In fairness we say that
been handled, but most are in
^ome arc here because a favo
way. Others are all that rema
numbers we ever have sold.
12 Rifle Cases, made of stout canv
larly :?ic each?now reduced to...
14 Hunting Vests, made of superic
75c?now reduced to..i
13 Hunting Vests, of 0n? khaki. a
Regular!y $1.25? now reduced to.
! Hunting Vests, made of the best ]
lining and I wick. Regularly ?2.."iO
TO Hunting Coats of canvas, with
videU with the full number of ga
$2.25 and itl? now reduced to...
32 Hunting Coats, of brown canva
collar and culTs. Regularly J.'!.:
11 Hunting Coats, similarly fashioi
ties and tailoring. R? gularly $4.
$5,00 and $6,00 P
The new price shows our dete
thing. Only nine remain of 3
an j^uuu w<miuilh>ii?xney are
whither we sent them for exz
?PAI'ERH Mir. SB.
There* more to coculder In Pa In lint *n<t
PapertianffluK than tb? mechar.lral wrrk.
Heine able to atndjr tlie sorrcawll.us and
produce barnionlona effect* I* the r??l te?t
of skill llnr I'alntlnv and Piiiti lutivln*
[DAY AND SATURDAY
Boys' Blouse Waists
>0c ?special at 35c
two days on every Blouse
lirt in onr very comprehensive
i plain white ami fancy fabrics;
vith and without collars.
lite and fancy effects in a great
1 have separate cuffs.
es in Boys' Furnishings
nvolving a limited quantity. In very
tilar 73c and Sl.tM vaiues. Now 35c
od and jersey-ribbed styies. This
ronslderably better than u?
t that appeals to boy?, including
>ns of the kinds worn hy men. Four
?ts'-wings, and a wealth of the 25c
<* of striped tlomet flannel;
in their proportions and un
50 Fancy Vests, 75c
?scarcely two alike among the
boys of 8 to 17 years. Not in
J / J
Suits and Reefers
ery Unusual Values
ittuned to the season. Not one
ak the harmony that runs thru
? nrvtit f/Mi fitirl
Iness always implies
say. without fea.- of contradiction, are
-because fashioned like Reefers that
? shades of gray, lined with red dan
ar, large gilt buttons and silk-em
! o to 10 years.
a must pay ?r>.il0,to Ret anything near
style iinrt tailoring elsewhere. Two
une straight. and one Knickerbocker,
le-breasted coat, with belt: lined
thriiciut. Trousers finished with pat
iizes 7 to 16 years.
s we kept two points before us:
hard service, and that children
n easy thing to accomplish; yet
ne it?in this "Wear Resister"
>o confident are we of their good
ie say: "A new pair for every
lils to give satisfaction."
i kid or patent leather tip?. fash
1 with regular or spring heels.
li-va 10 - ai
>3.00 Shoes at $2*00
s. fashioned in vici kid, velvet
un-metal calf. Button, lace and
ollege cut. Cuban, military and
izes and widths.
1 $L00 Tams, J9c
rth?while they last. Tam-o'
ii about all the most-wanted col
a few show the effects of having
i perfect condition.
nts at Reduced Prices
>rable trade-wind blew them this
in of some of the most popular
as, for 22-eallber rifles. Regu- j ^
ir canvas, and sold regularly at
serviceable and popular kind.
English corduroy, with khaki "\r
?now reduced to
coruuroy collar Hud cuffs, and pro
file pockets. Regularly $2.00, nr.
k. In different weight*. with corduroy
;r? and $;$.??now reduced ^
led to the above, but of better quali
3?? and $5.30?now reduced f) at
late Cameras, $1*00
rmination to do the unusual
i )cij nuiaute purcnase. All are
just back from the factory,
imination, and were pronounced
. Rare Specimens of the
Washington Book and Art
Barber & Ross.
?The strongest and best Steel
Ash Can mad?. Has tight-fit
ting lid, reinforced bottom. Of
fered at these special prices:
Now U $2.00 No. 8 ta.23 T
?? No. 7 $2.50 No. 9 $4.00 T
I 0?RIB?O ?
I Garbage Cans, J
*?! A otrnnv trail. ? lit
made Steel Gar
bage Can; tight
fltting rover: will
last for years.
It nova tn hnv a orinH Pnn 1 Hml.
+ Here's an excel
+ lent one?made of
+ heavy galvanized
+ iron; marked ?pe
T clal at SOr. Larger
T ones at :>5e. and
Furnacc Scoops. 50c.
+ <- ilji cm ipn~MTfc
+ sir y ick.
?Best Ash Sifter on the market.
Saves its cost in a short time.
4, Pour the ashes into the
HUSTLER ASH SIFTER
f. ?turn the handle and
the cinders will fall into
the Coal Hod, while the
refuse goes Into the ash
can. Hustler Ash Sifter...
Covered Ash Sifter, 6oc.
| Barber & Ross, t
t 11 lt!h and G Streets. 1
* it *
++ +++++ ! ++*+++ ++++++ +++++ ?
?-Make it easy ?
for the cook to I
turn out better $
bread and rolls |
t by providing I
The cook can't help having
i success in naKing wnen 9
' ; "CERES" Flour is used, be- X
<! cause "CERES" has the J J
II quality and purity that make <
good results absolutely cer- 'X
?. tain. ?
'I "CERES" Flour always \1
;; yields the lightest, whitest, ]'
?> sweetest, purest and most y
? wholesome bread and rolls $
? ? ? ? ? ??*
and the choicest cake ana
Your grocer will
with "CERES" flour.
Wm. M. Oalt & Co.,
Wholesalers, ist & Ind. Ave.
2 The largest exclusively Cash Furnl- *
'S ture and Carpet House in the city.
I A Great t
I Oee=day I
we nave jus>i auuut cnuugn
of these Rockers to last for
one day's selling, but you had
better leave your order early,
as there will be a rush for them
at this price.
in quartered oaK or manogany fln
l?h, beautifully made and highly pol
ished. These rockers
ordinarily would sell
for double this amount.
See Our Show Windows for
special values and for sugges
tions in furnishing rooms.
They are constantly changed,
and always worth studying.
' Great Cash
Efforts to Reach an Under
standing With Germany.
TRIP OF TARIFF EXPERTS
Expect to Meet a Commission in
TO GATHER MUCH INFORMATION
Minimum Rates Accorded Our Pro
ducts for a Tear ? Reciprocity
Necessary for Their Extension.
BY WILLIAM E. CURTIS.
Written for The Star and the Chicago Record
The tariff experts who sai'.ed for Germany
on the 6th instant go as missionaries of
conciliation, as their instructions say, "for
the purpose of conferring with experts
designated by the German government,
with a view to reaching a common under
standing as to ail the facts regarding the
tariffs of the United States and Germany
material and relevant to the trade relations
between the two countries, so that the Ger
man experts will fully understand the
necessities, conditions and 'attitude of the
American people as affecting the Ameri
can tariff, and the American experts shall
fully understand the necessities, conditions
and attitude of the German people as af
fecting the German tarifT."
The trade situation with Germany is very
delicate. A year or more ago the reichstag
advanced the duties upon Imports of all
kinds, particularly agricultural products, to
prohibitive rates. The German foreign of
fice then made reciprocity treaties with
Russia, Austria, Hungary, Italy and other
countries under which, by mutual conces
sions, the producers of those countries were
given the minimum duties upon wheat and
ether breadstuffs, meats, provisions of all
kinds, fruit, vegetables and other articles
of food which are exported from the
I'nited States to Germany In larger quan
titles than from any other country. If the
law waa strictly enforced the duties on
food products -imported into Germany from
the United States would he more than
double those imposed upon similar articles
from Kussia, Austria, Hungary, Italy and
other countries. To show its good will to
ward the United States the German gov
ernment made a very generous concession
by agreeing to extend the same minimum
rates to our products for one year, so that
the trade between the two countries might
not be disturbed while an opportunity wa?
given to negotiate a permanent arrange
Maximum Kates if No Treaty.
This concession expires July 1, 1907, when,
if a reciprocity treaty is not concluded in
the meantime, the maximum duties will be
imposed upon all imports into Germany
from this country. These maximum duties
are very much higher than thosS now being
paid; in some oases aouDie; in otner cases
."H) and (50 and per cent higher.
Some people think that these maximum
rate* were Imposed especially to prevent
the importation of American goods Into
Germany, but, as a matter of fact, they are
only a part of the general commercial
policy of the German government to extend
its foreign commerce; to And markets for
the products of Us own people through such
reciprocity arrangements as President Ar
thur endeavored to establish in 1SS4 be
tween the United States and the other
American republics, such as .Mr, Blaine In
augurated and Mr. Foster concluded after
the first international American conference
in 1889. Indeed, the German government
has been carrying into practical effect the
policy which President Arthur and Mr.
Blaine -urged so strongly and persistently
upon the Congress of the United States,
and which President McKinley recom
mended in his messages, in his public
speeches and in private conversation. These
efforts were defeated and Mr. Blaine's work
was destroyed Dy President Cleveland and
the last democratic Congress In 1894-5.
President McKinley's plans were defeated
by Speaker Reed, Mr. Dlngley, chairman of
the ways and means committee; Senator
Aldrlch of Rhode Island, Senator Lodge of
Massachusetts and other republicans, who
made eloijuent speeches and wrote ringing
resolutions In favor of reciprocity in order
to secure votes for the republican ticket,
and then knocked it in the head, stabbed
i: in the back and did everything in their
power to prevent the adoption of any prac
tical measures toward the improvement of
our foreign trade. Representatives Payne,
Dalzell and Grosvenor are equally culpa
ble. They won't even let us have reciproc
ity with the Philippine Islands.
Senator Aldrich is more to blame than
any one else for the perilous situation In
which our trade with Germany now stands.
Senator Lodge is his chief conspirator, for
Uiose men will not permit any reciprocity
treaty to be ratified by the United States
Senate for fear some petty interest In their
states may have its profits reduced by for
Senator Hopkins has no such excuse.
Neither has Senator Dolliver. Their con
stituency are in favor of reciprocity and the
largest Interests in their states will be ad
vnncod hv it. Thnsp twn hovo toiiro/i
louder and longer about reciprocity than w
any other men in the republican party, and c>
next to Aldrieh and I?odge have done more
to prevent the policy from being carried ?
into effect. They will probably continue
their obstruction as In the past, and m^y
prevent the ratification of a treaty with
Germany and provoke a tariff war which
will cause inestimable damage to our for
Prompt Action Necessary.
It is absolutely necessary for the govern
ment of the United States to act promptly
in this matter, because the present tempo
rary arrangement with Germany expires on
the 30th of June next. Some departmental
regulations may be modified for the con
venience of German exporters, but nothing
effective or permanent can be done with
out the action of Congress, and there is very
little prospect of accomplishing anything at
the regular short session of Congress, be
cause the regular routine business will re
quire the entire time.
The tariff experts who are going to Ber
IIU uv 1IUL CA^CVL LU llCgUUltie Ct UCttl).
They have no authority or power to do so.
The object of thetr mission, however, is to
lay the foundations for one and to secure
information upon which a treaty may be
negotiated. Tttey go in a spirit of absolute
friendliness toward Germany and the Presi
dent regards the mission of special import
ance as showing the good will of the people
of this cpuntry and their desire to con
tinue commercial relations which are so
valuable to us as well as to Germany.
Expectation of the Commission.
Dr. North, who is the chairman of tha
commission, told me that they expect to
have a commission appointed by the Ger
man government to meet them and discuss
the tariffs of both countries with all their
bearings upon the situation.
"Wtt to invito r1pl?i?ratlrtna frrvm
chambers of commerce, from the farmers,
from the manufacturers and especially from
the business men who are importing from
or exporting to the United States," he
said, "to tell us what they want and to
explain their specific grlev^lrces against our
customs regulations. This is not an aggres
sive movement, but a commission of in
quiry; to seek information in the first place
and to communicate information In the
next. we are mstruciea 10 nna out now
far Germany Is wiling to go In a reciprocity
treaty with the United States," continued
Mr. North: "to ascertain what her pro
ducers and exporters and Importers are will
ing to concede and how far the government
Is willing to relax Its customs regulations
if we will relax ours. The new pure food
regulations will hit the Germans pretty
hard, and they are exceedingly sensitive on
that subject, but we hope to convince them
that they are not Intended as retaliations
for those which they have been enforcing
against American imports for a long time,
and that they will make many of their re
strictions unnecessary. The pure food act
J. & W. EISEM/
The llnderspllinff ?tnr
Buy on CRE1
$40 and $!
lutlons have been considered necessary for
ic public health. The same reasons apply
> German consumers, and I tiilnn we can
mvtnce them that tliey ought not to be
:laxed. They may object to the new regu
tlons that have been recently adopted to
>vern the importation of foreign food pro
iintR hilt ahull trv anH Avnlnliv tn f hr>m
le reasons far such restrictions and the
icessity of having them continued."
Personnel of Commission.
Dr. S. N.. D. North, chairman of the com
ission, is director of the permanent census,
id one of the most eminent statisticians
nd political economists In the United
tates. He is a graduate of Hamilton Col
ge of the class of '6H. and a son of the
.te Prof. ' North, affectionately known as
Old Greek" by the students of that insti
tlon. He has been reporter, Washington
>rre?pondent and editor of the III lea
[orning Herald and editor of the Albany
xpress; was secretary of the National As
>ciatlon of Wool Manufacturers for many
ears, has assisted in taking the census
;veral times, and was appointed perina
snt director of that bureau In 1903.
James L. Gerry of Maryland, the second
lember of the commission, has been the
lief of the customs division of the treas
ry for several years, is familiar with every
vlst In the customs laws of the United
tate?, and will be able to explain to the
ermans the reasons for and the object of
L'orv rtno n f t ho mnltltii^lnmic imo'i i 1 q t Inn j
?? b L LVUu I
nd statutes that obstruct trade. t
Mr. N. I. Stone, the third member of the
jmmissiori, is the tariff expert of the De
irtment of Commerce and Labor, attached
y the bureau of manufactures, and was
>rmerly in charge of tariff matters- in the
ureau of statistics In the Treasury Depart
lent. He is a Russian by birth, and came
ito the Treasury Department originally by
vll service examination. Mr. Stone has
PVtl ? VIV? iw? WW1MW VltltV, iiiunilig
ivestigatlons for the bureau of manufac
irea concerning port regulations, tonnage
lies and charges upon commerce.
Dr. North and Mr. Gerry were members
r the commission which framed the new
gulatlons under the pure food act passed
y the last Congress.
The Commission's Intentions.
The commission goes direct to Berlin, and
ill establish Itself there until Its work Is
ompleted. although It may And it neces
A mile oi
PIT at Underse
irchase of Women's
>0 Suits. ToSefiiat
A prominent maker anxi
business offered us the halam
m. ugH-g.auc i ?tuui-uiauc cum:
We took the entire lot and n
They arc swell suits in b
worsted and plain and herrin
styles. Silk-lined coats and I
skirts. Genuine $40 and $
special underselling price
Special purchase of Separ
lored in all the accepted sty 1<
and side pleats; plain and t
and Panama : $8 value; special
$4 Sillk Waists, $1.98. j
Special offering; of new Japan
ese Silk Waists; a number of
different styles In white only:
prettily trimmed with lace.
Regularly worth /J? n
W: special under- jl ^?5
selling price ^
Three Lines of M
at $9.75, $114
These are the latest sitigl
in all good fabrics. They ar
$3 to $4 more than the speci;
ail, '"Charge the Bill" 31
sary to visit other parts of the empire to
obtain information and confer with persons
directly Interested in the trade. Us busi
ness will be primarily with the officials of
the German government, and. as Dr. North
has said, it Is expected that a commission
of similar experts will be appointed by the
German government to confer with them.
I believe it has already been appointed, and
Includes several very able men. The Ger
maro* ui> sucn uiuiuukiu.?. mr
United States consuls In the several manu- t
facturing and commercial centers of Ger- r
fhany will also be cailed into consultation,
and have been instructed by the Depart- 1
ment of State to furnish ail- the informa- \
tion in their power that may throw light 1
upon the situation. \
While Dr. North and his associates have c
been Instructed to waste no time, it is
scarcely possible for them to make their I
report soon enough to be considered by the a
present Congress. They cannot accomplish J
their mission and return to this country J
before the 1st of February, but the fact I
that the present arrangement with Ger
many expires so soon makes it necessary o
for them to act as promptly as possible. a
MOTHERS' CLUB MEETS.
Members Discuss Recent World's W.
C. T. U. Convention.
At a meeting of the Mother's Club con
ducted In connection with the District
Woman's Christian Temperance Union held
late yesterday afternoon at 522 Cth street
northwest, under the auspices of North Cap
itol and Hamline unions. Mrs. James C.
Fernald presided. Mrs. Carl G. Doney.
wife of the pastor of Hamline M. E. Church,
gave a scripture lesson from Nehemiah.
The world's \V. C. T. U. convention was
the topic of the afternoon. Mrs. E. S. Hen
ry, vice president or wie-ciuu, iuiu ui mc
opening banquet in Boston which was at
tended by 1.500 guests.
She also described her visit to the home
of the national president, Mrs. Lillian M. N.
Mrs. Grandfieid, District treasurer, said
the most Impressive thing about the con
vention was the intensity and earnestness
of purpose of the people gathered from all
quarters to plot against a common foe. Mrs.
Vatch this big circle in
rtav and Siinriav
Iter Where Yi
Fare Will Be F
r car fare for each dolla
s purchased by out-of-tcn
Cut out couDon circ
urday's and Sunday's S
and follow directions.
One Door from D Street.
i iv uiaiiwu oiuiwt
barge the Bill.
ous to close up his season's
:e of his stock of Women's
> at a ridiculously small price.
o\v share the bargain with you.
roadcloth, chcviot, unfinished
gbone serge. Choice of Box
Chap and Semi-fitting Coat
ate Skirts. Thoroughly tai
;s, wan box
ancy cWy.ots A a ^.q
$3 Trimmed Hats, 98c
\nnthof liltr valine In THmm??d
Hats. These are in Turban and
Vesta Tilley style* and are pret
tily trimmed with quills. Regu
larly sold for S3; (f> Q _
ten's Swell! Suets
;.75 & $17.71
e and double breasted models
e suits that sell regularly for
al prices we are quoting.
5 Seventh St
V. M. Stewart and Mrs. Hugjies each
>riefly of the convention.
H r-J iLin D Ul..<r..v I ????..(.,
reneral secretary of the "Y" branch. i
>f the recognition accorded the W.
mivement when Gov. Douglass of M
husetts gave a reception to the dele
vhlch was attended by H,<XH> Jioople.
overnor of Connecticut paid the name
iliment to the delegate* to the national
entlon held In Hartford.
Mrs. Iwis Rugg of Ijiiwlop, Enj
old of temperance work among in'
It was announced that Agnes Sin
England. who Is the secretary ol
iVorld's W. C. T. U.. would address ?
ng to be held in the. pftrlors of the
Vlllard Hotel next Friday morning at
' v " *
Tfce musical program consisted of i
:>y Miss Ida O'Neal, with Miss Lie]in
is accompanist; a piano solo by Mrs.
V. Chamberlain and violin solo* by
Loulse Mae Farrow, with Miss Mam
Seniter as pianist.
Mrs. A. C. CHIes, District supertnte
if the cradle roll department, told o
Lims and ambitions of her branch n
rork. , . -
Ices and cake were served by Mrs.
Jneback. Mrs. L,. T. Urelst, Mrs P
rlrs. J. R. Mlckle, Miss Carrie Hawki
diss Helen Seufferlle.
Others present were Mrs. McNeal.
leaves, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Garner,
Jeorgc Carney, Mr*. Ebert, Mrs. F
(Vhvte. Mrs. C. F. Corbett, Miss Coi
L. Corbett, Mrs. C. E. Enilg, Mrs
Culberson, Mrs. Sidney Phillips, Miss
Renter. Mrs. F. A. Davis, Mrs. Karl G.
-ey, Mrs. Fearrvow, Miss Garretson,
VI. K. White. Miss Violet Willis, Mrs.
ley D. Clark, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs.
Benton, Mrs. E. D. Godfrey, Mrn. i
fisher, Mrs. Ten Eyck, Mrs. Harlan.
2oon, Mrs. W. H. Howard, Mrs. Mea<
Mrs. W. E. De Relmer, Mrs. Kate Twit
Mrs. Cheeseman, Mrs. Price, Mrs. ]
Wilkinson, Mrs. Kmma Keith, Miss
look, Mrs. Annie Kissel, Mrs. Phel
Votaw, Mrs. C. C. Knock, Mrs. James,
3. Jackson, Mrs. Robert Whaley, Mi
L. Capt>?. Mrs. W. T. Brady, Mrs.
3eltzer, Mrs. E. C. L*lng, Mrs. Houck,
March, Mrs. 8teele. Mrs. Shartle. Mr
V. Easterllng, Julia K. Mlckle.
Doney, Koberta Mae Whaley, St
Whaley, Margaret Eastertlng, Mary !
Chamberlain and Franklin and B
r's worth j
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