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A Word of tlie Suit Sale. The d>i rilutti' n of 011c hundred new Long (oat Suits at $m>8 instead of S15 and $14.98 instead of $20 is going on so briskh that < >nl\ the-e few words arc necessary?the one hundred Suit> will be -non distributed and the regular prices?$15 and $20? will again prevail. Skirts at $5.98. To I$e SA.^o. These new style Pleated Skirts with bias bands are to be $6.50 here, and we think you'll find none better elsewhere at $7.50. Only fifty of them to be distributed at $5.98. Choice of golden brown, navy and black, in all-wool panama cloth. Take elevator to third floor. $2 to $7,50 Waists,-98c, $1.98 and $2,98, The entire aisle?too feet?from Irk-venth street door to the elevator, is tilled with these snow white Waists. It's the last op portunitv to secure filmv, light-weight waists at bargain prices. Tlu-\ are not new?the new will cost you $2 to $7-5?- l',ut will the new be anv more attractive.' \\ e knqw?and make the positive statement that the new autumn waists lack the bewitching at tributes of these summery garments, and we prophesy that, for evening wear, these bargain waists will be preferred. Prices are oSc to ?2.08 instead of $2 to ?7-50. 75c to $5 Lingerie, 3^'C to $1.79. Set "Bargain Avenue" Tables Hurrv for the Hand-made and Daintily Embroidered French Lingerie; Look for and find Combination Lingerie?two garments in one?in the lot at 88c for choice. Note that Klaboratelv Trimmed and Perfect-fitting Cor set I overs are only 39c. though lately sold at 75c. Four big tables full of Skirts, Gowns, Corset Covers, Drawers, Chemises, Kimonos, Dressing Sacques. Latest Rope Embroidery. The new style is of mer cerized cotton rope, of ex quisitely shaded colors. Fin ished samples are here. Note that with this mercerized em broidery finished pieces cost only S7.50 to $12, while the same embroidered in pure silk cost Si5 to $25. It's worth your investigation. Ask for Instructions. The Stamped Centerpieces are here, 24x24 and 36x36 inches at only 48c to $1.25. Hie mercerized embroidery material is only 3c skein. With instructions ? given free?you can produce these new art pieces, which arc here at $7.50 to $12. Hand=Made Pieces at Half Price. The annual sale of Hand-made Renaissance Lace Samples. Note that these pieces are worth double the prices asked. Old patrons know?will they please inform their friends who are new to Washing ton and the Palais Royal ? Scarfs, 20x36 inches 98c Scarfs, 20x45 inches Scarfs, 20x54 inches $1.48 Scarfs, 20x72 inches $1.88 Centerpieces, 20 inches 48c Doilies, 9x9 inches l ie .j Pore Linen Pieces, Hand Drawn and Hand Embroidered, Another Annual Distribution That's Passing. These bargains will soon be but the memory of the best bar gains since September of 1906. Their counterpart will not be had again until September of 1908. But few remain for distribution. $1.10 to St-75 for Scarfs 20x36 and 20x54 inches. p8c to $1.48 for Centerpieces 20x20 and 24x24 inches. See tables on first floor, near elevator. The chief of this de partment, Miss Meyenberg, requests that her friends and patrons will not long delay a call and that she will be glad to give each her personal attention. Art Pictures at New Prices. Pictures?a new $15,000 col lection awaits inspection. Gath ered by an artist of repute, one can make a selection here and be sure of a production that will not jar the sensibilities of the most critical connoisseur. Art pic tures at new prices are to be the Palais Royal feature of the 1907 08 season. See the Oil Paintings in handsome gold leal frames, loxlU inches, each fitted in shadow box. Sold at the art stores for as much as $lo. Here at Framed Pictures at Only 49c and 98c. When you are told that each picture is in gilt frame, 16x20 or 18x33 inches, the prices may seem too little. Remember that machinery is making frames nowadays, and with humaivfike beauty and precision. Note, too. that the photographic camera and the printing press are creating facsimiles of the world's best pictures. Don't prejudge?see these pictures. l^Vames^or^Phot^gr<U)hsat^joeto29c. Gilt, oak and black frames, with mat and glass, for cabinet size photographs. 10c for 6x8-inch frames; i<)c and 25c for 8x10 inches: 25c and 20c for 0x13 inches, for two photographs. Win have neglected photographs lying afound?when-they can be made to help decorate the home? Picture Frames Made to Order at Reasonable Prices. We also cam a stock of ready-made frames, 11x14 inches, at 20c. and 14x17 inches at 49c; these are in ebony, oak and gilt. Mats and d "la is- furnished without extra charge. ?t if i * g i; r* if f. More Rugs Arrived This Morning. Note that a long list was published in The Sunday Star and that this little list i> a supplementary one. Please go to-fourth tloor and ask to see the new rugs. Moravian .Smyrna RugF, 4 ft 7 in. x<> ft. ?. In.: orlentai <v,"5 >1 ,"J> dealcai **.4y .!;?;?ant' Hath Ku?>*. 27x.~>4 in. To be only, f.'v. r; h Brussels Ha"", Worth $1.49 t ft S 1I1.\7 ft. Worth ^2 Tap stry Brussels Rugs, s ft. a In.xltt ft. ti fiS QO in. Only ?*0.yc> Hi r seis Hugs woven in one pi?co. ri< h oriental designs. ? fi K tfy.Q' Siz.- i'x!2 ft "^?>0 Saxony Axminster H::_gs. -7x.il in. Worth The Palais Royal,A u"r G and 1 Ith UMBRELLA SHEDS NOW COMPLETED AT WASHINGTON'S NEW UNION STATION The "umbrella" 6heds at the new union station are almost complete, and with this feature of the handsome station rapidly as suming form the station Is quickly acquiring the aspect of a genuine railroad terminal. It was upon the recommendation of the District Commissioners last winter, when the questions of "sheds" came up that the "umbrella" shed was decided upon. The beauty of this type of train shed, ac cording to railroad officials and engineers familiar with such things, is that It gives that part of the station where the trains are an open effect and prevents smoke and gases from filling th ? atmosphere about the I; ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS 5[general and personal news OF OLD DOMINION CITY. Special Correspondence of The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 9, 1007. J j But little interest Is manifested by the ^ | general public in the democratic senatorial ? | primary which will be held in this district 3 ' tomorrow, but the several candidates and | ! their mo-e ardent supporters are still active j j and will continue so until the polls close to | j morrow afternoon. The primary will be conducted under the rules that governed the recent congressional primary, and In this city the voting will be at the regular polling places. The candidates for the nomination for the state senate are Lewis H. Maclien, who is now serving his first te.m in the senate and asks for another term, and Alexander J. Wedderburn and R. Ewell Thornton, both of Fairfax county. During the campaign which will close to morrow Messrs. Mat-hen and Wedderburn have met In joint debate at a number of places throughout the district, while Mr. Thornton has depended upon personal ap pcais to the voters and has made but few public speeches. Messrs. Maclien and Wed de burn will have th-ir final joint debate tonight, when they will appear before the voters of Alexandria county at the court house on Fort Myer Heights. Each of th; candidates claims to be in the lead, a:.d it is Impossible to predict with any degree of certainty what the result will be. Brief fun'-ral services were held yester day morning over the remains of Catherine Poster at the home of her husband, James Foster, 404 North Alfred street, and the body was then shipp.d to Philadelphia for interment. Corporation Court. The Septemb r term of the corporation court, which has been designated for the trial of criminal cases only, commenced thi's morning with Judge I,. C. Barley on the bench and a jury In attendance. The first case called was that of the common wealth against Harvey Robinson, under in dictment for, the larceny of a quantity of copper wire from the Western Union Tele gr^jli Company. The case of the common wealth against Char'.es Markell, indicted for complicity In the same robbery, will be called next. Robinson is represented by Attorney Ed mund Burke of Washington and Markell by Attorney Charles Bendheim of this cltv. Commonwealth's Attorney S. G. Brent is conducting the prosecution. The case of the commonwealth against Tanr.ie Trigger, charged with assault, is set for trial Thurs day. A special gtand jury will be sum moned tomorrow to take up several crim inal cases that are pending. Patrick Owens, a native of the Emerald Isle, a veteran of the civil war and at pres ent an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Washington, was before the police court this morning, charged with being drunk on the street and with unbecoming conduct. Patrick assured the court that he was not bad at heart, but admitted that he had been too drunk yesterday to have a very distinct recollection of all that happened. He was dismissed, with the understanding that he will not drink too much the next time he visits Alexandria. Sunday night OwenS Insisted upon the three officers on duty at headquarters having supper at his expense, and ordered four meals from a nearby restaurant. John Ponn. who was arrested on suspicion of stealing brass from the Southern rail way. had his case continued, and James Brown, colored, who escaped from the chain gang recently, had twenty days added to his previous sentence. When Clerk Snowden of the city school board and his assistants commenced issuing public school permits in the Alexandria Light Infantry armory at !> o'clock this morning the building was besieged hy a crowd of women and children. Chief Goods and two policemen were on hand to prevent disorder and keep the applicants in line as far as possible. ROOT IN NEW YORK. Secretary of State Says He Feels Like a New Man. WHITE PLAINS. September 9.?Secre tary of State Elihu Root, who has been a i patient at William Muldoon's place, left ! here last night, having been discharged as ; completely cured of the nervous breakdown ' that had been brought on by overwork. | The Secretary had gained twelve pounds | since he entered the institute, and he told | his friends that he felt like a new man. He left the Institution in a large autcimo I bile with his son and his nephew, Oren Root, and went to New York city. It is j expected that he will go to Clinton, N. V., ! earlv in the week to settle the affairs of his brother's estate. ! Before leaving Muldoon's Mr. Root shook hands with the other patients and assured them that he had enjoyed their company. Mr. Muldoon said that the Secretary of State had been a model patient. "He lived strictly up to oer routine." said the ex-wrestler, "and did not complain about anything. We didn't have to tell him anything the second time. lie worked very hard in the gymnasium and his muscles ara now as hard as iron." station, which condition is pointed out as objectionable to tihe traveling public. The sheds are built over the platforms between the tracks and extend from the ticket gates to the end of the station; in the case of the union station a distance of 1,400 feet, fte tween the platforms where the passenger walks in going to and from the cars are the tracks for the trains, and this space is not covered. As the trains stand in the station waiting to start out, or fresh from a trip, the puffing and steaming and all other emissions from the engines go straight up into the air, thereby not affecting any part of the station. At the union station the tracks are so ar ranged as to have one platform between every two tracks, and by this arrangement* there will be nearly half a hundred sheds OLD OFFICER DEAD. Gen Samuel Myers Mills Served Forty Years in Army. NEW YORK. September 0.?Brig. Gen. Samuel Myers Mills, U. S. A., retired, died suddenly yesterday afternoon of apoplexy at his summer home at Galilee. N. J. He was the father of S. Frederic Milis and Gen. Samuel M. Mills. (t'hoto tiy cfniedinst.) Philip C. Mills of the firm of Mills Bros. & Co., bankers and brokers, whljji failed two weeks/igo. Coincident with the announcement of Brig. Gen. Mills' death catne the news that James H. Masson, father of J. Harry M.'fsson, jr., the third member of 1 lie firm of Mills Bros. & Co., had died suddenly at Cairo, Egypt. He was a resident of Mobile. Ala., and had been president of the First National Bank of Mobile for twenty-five years. He had been twice married, his tirst wife, from whom he was divorced five years ago, bein^ a resi dent of this city. e Although Gen. Mills had been In poor health for several years, his death was unexpected. He attended the Schley Prentlce wedding at Galilee on Saturday and was stricken yesterday morning. His wife and his son Philip were witli him at the time. Word' was at once sent to his lifelong friend, John 1). Archbold, who hurried down from Tarrytown. Mr. Arch bold got there just before Gen. Mills died. Brig. Gen. Mills was born at Pottsville, Pa., December 1.1, 1MI). He entered West Point from that state and was graduated in 18C.1. Vie was commissioned ilrst lieu tenant of the 19th Infantry June 'j:t, 18<?.1, and was transferred to the 28tli infantry a year later. In 1870 he was transferred to the 5th Artillery and was made cap tain in 1Sh:i, after graduating from the artillery school. lie was appointed major of the 7th Artillery in 1898, lieutenant colonel of the Artillery Corps in 1901. colonel in 19*03 and brigadier general and chief of artillery in 190.1. He was letired at his own request September 30 last year, having completed forty >ears of service. Gen. Mills served on the reconstruction of the southern states, and while on duty in Arkansas he arrested and delivered to the I'nlted States marshal several des peradoes, for which lie received honor able mention and was congratulated in orders. Between 1883 and 188.1 Gen. Mills was in the signal service, becoming sec ond ranking oflicer, and frequently act ing as chief signal officer. He was an instructor at the artillery school at Fort Monroe in 1883 and filled many oilier of fices. He was at West Point from 1892 to 1N97. Gen. Mills married Annie Maison, who, with liis two sons, survives him. He was a member of the University and Army and Navy clubs, the MetApolitan Club of Washington, the Sons of the Revolution and the Military Order of Foreign Wars. He will be burled with military nonors at West Point. Fools and Wise Men. "A review of history has demonstrated that the fools of today are th? w'se men of tomorrow," declared Rev. George A. Miller^ pastor of the Ninth Street Christian Church, at the open-air vesper services held under the auspices of ttie Young Men's Christian Assoc'ation in Franklin Park yesterday. The subject of his address was "Fools for God." 1-Ie pointed to Noah, Abraham. Daniel, Paul of Tarsus. Martin Luther and David Livingstone. He said that the man who believes in a deity and yet defies him is a greater fool than the man who says there is no God. He ad vised his hearers to work for Christianity and not to heed the scoffs or criticisms of the world. The services were conducted by Harry Arnold. Seventeen countries of Europe have 17, OOU.ICX) goat*. | by the time the work Is completed. The I sheds are supported by steel posts set at In tervals In the middle of the platforms. The roof of the shed ascends at a slight angle tov/ard the sky. By this method the rain water is permitted to pass off through the center of the posts. It was first intended to have the roof of the shed extend down toward the platform from the middle, after the fashion of the real umbrella, but for various reasons the i upward effect was considered better. The ends of the roof extend out beyond the edge of the platforms and hang over the tracks a short distance, making it almost impossible for a passenger to get wet get ting on or off the trains. The material used for the roof of these is glass with copper frames. EASY COUNTY OFFICIAL ANY ONE WANTING FUNDS JUST APPLIED TO HTM ALBANY, N. Y., September 9.?A con fession of misuse of public funds by Jas per Smith, superintendent of poor of Broome county, was made public today by State Controller Martin H. Glynn, with the announcement of Smith's resignation from office, which will be presented today to the Broome county board of supervisors. In his confession Smith states that h? has loaned funds of ills office to men prominent in public affairs In that county. He names Arthur W. T. Back, clerk of the board of supervisors; Robert S. Parsons, the present county Judge; Lee M. Cafferty, one of the sureties on his official bond, "and others whose names I do not remem ber," as among those who have received such loans. He asserts that the money loaned has all been repaid to him except that which Back received. This practice, he says, has existed for several years, and the amount involved aggregates several thousands of dollars. Smith declares that at the end of each year he has personally made good nny loan which had not been returned by the borrowers. Supt. Smith says that he was advised by Cafferty that it was proper and legal for him to make loans of county funds; that his books were never written up ex cept once each year, and then by Caffer ty, when Smith made good any deficit found; that he does not know how his books now stand; and that If there 1s any deficiency, admitting that "there prob ably is," he will replace the same. Amount of Shortage Unknown. In the course of Smith's written con fession given out by Controller Glynp, Smith says: "Arthur W. T. Back has acted as at torney for me at various times during my term of office and has rendered certified bills for his services from time to time.' Such bills appear as payments upon the cash books of my office, but no check would be actually given for same, the amount of such bills going to reduce the amount of county funds loaned to Mr. Back. "'My accounts for the present year have not been written up. I do not know how my accounts for this year stand. If they are short and any money is due the coun ty. as it probably is, I will deposit the same in the bank as soon as the amount of such deficiency is determined." BOWERY SPEEDERS FINED. With Side Remarks by Bicycle Cops in "Battery Dan's" Court. NEW YORK, September 9.?Ten of the auto speeders who were gathered in on the Bowery Saturday night by Roundsman Casey and his squad of fast-riding bicycle cops. Pierce, Cunningham and Gibson, were arraigned yesterday before Magis trate Finn in the Jefferson Market court. George S. Shive of 2015 Valentine ave nue, the Bronx, who had previously been fined in the night court for speeding, was arraigned on a charge of having the wrong number displayed on his machine and held bi; Magistrate Finn in $100 bail for trial. Four men who had sped up the Bowery at a speed of twenty-five miles an hour were fined under the recent supreme court ruling $5 each. These were Joseph For tier. who drives for E. J. Travis of Tarry town; Oscap Voeght of 7 West 9?Sth street, who drives for the Lozier Automobile Company; Lewis G. Hall of 143 West C2d street, who drives for the Mutual Auto mobile Company, and Jeffrey Flynn, who drives for George F. Hurlburt, proprietor of the Grand Hotel. Three speeders were charged with going thirty miles an hour. Apparently the court did not_jsonsider the Increase in speed sufficient to warrant a reduction in tin- fine, and two of the three were as sessed $5 each. They were Amiel Kar pinen, who drives for Broker Sol Wert heim of the San Remn, and Lambert Prideaux, who drives for E. R. Bradley, the horse owner. James Audi, who is employed by Sumner Ballard of 01 West 83d street, was the third thirty-mile-an hour man. Magistrate Finn forgot his system of punishment while talking to Audi and assessed him $10. When Leslie B. Sanders o? 165 West S2d street was charged with operating his own car at thirty-five mile* an hour and Magistrate Finn fined him only $5, there was some comment. Charles M. Bellows of 149 Hancock street, Brooklyn, the physician who was arrested on the Williamsburg bridge after dashing down the Bowery at forty miles an hour and almost running over several people in Delance.v street, was allowed to go with a suspended sentence. cne .J-l .PdionnthGp f ~W" Strictly Reliable Qualities. Jf^^Keca's An Exclusive Ladies'Cloak, Suit and Furnishing House. Rusincss 1 lours 8 A.M. to 5 p.m. An Exclusive Showing ?OF? Fall Suits Including the New "Prince Chap" amid many other nobby i t'R advance showing of High-class Tailored Suits for fall and winter has already elicited many admir ing comments from visitors and patrons. For an early showing it is probably the most extensive col lection of high-class novelties displayed this season. Prince Chap and many other exclusive effects in fine Coats Suits are included in this exhibit. Prices, $17.50 to $62.50. 1; Handsome FaM Models in Panama, VoiiEe and Broadclloth Walking Skirts at $6.50 to $32.50. WM. H. McKNEW CO., 933 PA. AVE. Large Parlor Table just like the picture here shown. Is made of solid oak, top is 22 Inches square, has large undershelf, nicely turntMl legs; is strongly made and nicely finished. 'It Pays to Deal Where Satisfaction Is Guaranteed. Bargains From the Great CUT-PRICE SALE! Dbn't miss the values we are showing in every department. | It will pay you to make your selections now to fill present or even future needs. This Solid Oak Chlffomler, Cut Very nicely made Chiffonier, similar to the illustration here shown. Made of select ed cabinet oak, 03 inches high, 83 Inches ?wide, has 5 drawers, brass trimmings, strongly made and nicely finished. TRAGEDY ENDS A SPREE. Building Contractor Kills His Wife and Shoots Himself. MINEOLA, L. I., September 9.?Martin J. Smith, 3. building- contractor, shot and killed his wife yesterday morning and then shot himself. He is in the Nassau Hospital in a critical condition. Neighbors say that drink led to the shooting. Smith, who is thirty-four years old, had been haled1 to court two or three times recently, charged by his wife with having failed to provide for his family. There are two children, a boy of seven and a girl of three. Frank Houseman, who lives on the other side of the double house from Smith, and Frank Godensky, who lives across the street, were in Houseman's yard about 9 o'clook yesterday morning when they heard Mr. and Mrs. Smith quarreling. A little later Mrs. Smith screamed: "He is going to shoot me!" There was a shot. Then the shutters of the front window on the second floor were hurled open and the woman threw herself across the sill cry ing: "I'm shot!" She either slipped back into the room or was pulled back by her husband. Then there were two more shots. Later it was found that a bullet had pierced Mrs. Smith's breast and two others had entered her back. While Houseman, Godensky and two other neighbors were hammering on the front door, which was locked, there were two other shots. When they got in they found Mrs. Smith lying on the floor anil Smith on a bed in the same room. In his breast were two bullet wounds. One hand clasped the revolver. The woman was dead. MARINE LAW VIOLATIONS. Sandy Hook and Asbury Park Alone Were Found Up to Date. NEW YORK, September 9.?Deputy Sur v yor Matt Coneys, who has been doing stunts in the water hereabouts with the customs cruiser Dalzelllne, making the motor boats obey the laws, inspected sev eral of the big passenger carriers of the port on Satu day. He found the crew of the iron steamboat Taurus unable to -do a fire or boat drill properly. The Grand Republic's exhibition was fair, but the only boats that were up to date were the Sandy Hook anil the As bury Park of the Central Railroad of NVw Jersey. Seven streams were going and j six lifeboats were in the water from the Sandy Hook in three minutes. The Dalzelline held up twenty-five motor boats yesterday, finding one without a license and another, the Cricket, with no whistle, fog horn or bell. WRECKED ON ROCK. Naphtha Launch Mariners Come to Grief in Little Hell Gate. NEW YORK, September 9.?Thomas Mallon of 2913 3d avenue and Harry Bach of 0(58 Melrose avenue, the Bronx, aboard the naphtha launch Frederick L.. Roberts were shlpwrecktd after dark last night In Little Hell Gate off East U9th st.x>et. At tendants on Randall's Island heard cries for help, but could not locate the trouble. Police headquarters were notified and two police launches in charge of Policemen Wechsler and Colon of the harbor squad were sent to the rescue. It was so dark that the police boats were unable to locate those in trouble, but calls for assistance were distinctly heard. A passing private launch that had a search light was appealed to. Then the men were seen stranded on Hogsback Rock, clinging to the superstructure of their Iwat, which had careened and was half full of water. It was two hours before the men were bundled into the police boat and tik?n to the harbor substation at the foot of East lll^d street. The police returned and after much work succeeded in towing the wrecked launch ashore. AFTER ALLEGED GRAFTER. Charges Against a Delegate of the Central Federation Union. NEW YORK, September 3?The execu tive board of the Central Federated t'nion yesterday reported that the charges that a delegate of a union had accepted S2T?'> from the owner of a building for calling off a strike after scaling the price down from $1,000 were substantially correct. Several delegates to'd the members of thu committee that they had heard tiie conver sation between the accused delegite. who is now in the Central Federated I'nion, and the owner, during which the delegate demanded more money after the sum of $L\r>0 had been paid. Till' delegate tin n was Informed by the owner of the build ing that the matter had been settled in the meantime. < The report went at great length into the methods by which tin- accused nan is alleged to have been entrapped. 11. le git- Prince of th<- Cigar Pickers' I'nion suggested that District Attorney Jernino should be asked to act. Action was de ferred until next Sunday, its other unions involved are making separate investiga tions. It was said that other labor men may be Implicated. The Prince law. which was passed after the conviction 'if the lute Sam Park;-, makes the bribegiver guilty of a misde meanor. The bribetaker naturally Is liable to prosecution.