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,
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
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
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.
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.
is- furnished without extra charge.
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>
27x.~>4 in. To be only,
f.'v. r; h Brussels Ha"",
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
| 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
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,
"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.
"'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
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
An Exclusive Ladies'Cloak,
Suit and Furnishing
An Exclusive Showing
Including the New
"Prince Chap" amid
many other nobby
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.
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
'It Pays to Deal Where Satisfaction Is Guaranteed.
Bargains From the Great
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
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
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
The police returned and after much work
succeeded in towing the wrecked launch
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.
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