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? 1226 F STREET. New York. Washington. + t f + + + + + + + + T + + + 4 + Jm WOMEN'S WEAR FOR Afternoon amid Evening. | The most charming examples of new + t fashions are to be seen in this collection of f DRESSES AND WRAPS. | The styles are well defined in their + difference from what has been shown? ?J* + and only one garment of a kind has been | produced. | The best imported models will be t recognized in this stock. _ JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO,, 1226 F St. LOUVRE ART WORKS IN DEADLY NEED OF PLAIN SOAP AND WATER. rablfpram to The Star. PARIS. January 14.?An absorbing con troversy. In which soap and water play a conspicuous part, has been started by Henry Duveen of London, who. during ;i short stay In Paris, has sot the Louvre authorities by the ears hv saying they were not keeping their great art treasures clean. The keepers have been uneasy for some days. and. smarting under his rather strong, but true, criticisms. Tiie main points of the discussion are as to whether the pictures in the Louvre are sufficiently cleaned and whether they are properly framed. In raising these ques tions Mr. Duveen has touched upon a matter which has no doubt often struck visitor* to the world s greatest art treas- j iiry. Persons w ho went there to admire i a beautiful painting of Murillo, Rem- i brandt, Raphael and other great masters have frequently beqn disappointed by the i appearance of som?j of the. most famous paintings in the world. The colors seem- I ed dull, indistinct/ and. in some cases, entirely obliterated, and people asked, are these the great works of art which have made the names of their masters immortal? Mr Duveen suggests that if ?By of the old or later masters like Raphael or Watteau came back to life and saw their pictures as they are pre sented at tiie Louvre they would be shock ed and might not even recognize their own work. Duveen Will Go Bail. Tile whole trouble is that the dust and dirt of ages has been allowed to accumu late on the canvas until the colors and bometimae even the designs are scarcely recpgaMable. All this is naturally done not out of neglect, but out of too great respect for the works of these masters, which are supposed to oe too sacred to be touched. When the men employed I at the museum are detailed at rare inter vals to dust the pictures it is done with such infinite precaution that the feathers of the dusters barely touch the surface of the canvas, and only a few superficial particles are blown away. Mr. Duveen's ; criticism has had the result of awakening the iluthorities and calling their attention to the fact that this is hardly just to jthe great masters. Mr. Duveen suggested that soap and water were used with splendid result in the kaiser's gallery in Berlin, and many other art galleries all over the world. The curator of the I^ouvre threw up his hands in horror. The Idea of using soap and water on a Van Dyck: It was not to be thought bt. and as to the kaiser's art gallery, the keepers of the Louvre knew that the <iermans cleaned and scrubbed their pic tures so often that they took off the varnish Mr. Duveen offered to deposit in the Bank of France sufficient funds to cover the value of the famous Wat teau, "L'Embarquement pour Cythere," if they would let liim wash it. The mat ter Is under consideration. WAS ON THE LAWSON. Chief Engineer of Ul-Fated Vessel Arrives in New York. NEW YORK. January 14. ? Edw I.. Rowe of Wtscasset, Me., chief engineer of the l!l-fated schooner Thomas W. Law son. which turned turtle in Broad sound, Kcilly Inlands. during the night of Decem ber 13. arrived Sunday on the American line steamer St. Paul from Southampton. Rowe and <""apt. G. W. Gow of Melrose, Mass.. are the only survivors of the crew of eighteen. GeoVge Allen of Bradford. England, a sailor, managed to reach land aft*?r thf- sevn-master went over, but lat?r died of his Injuries. Rowe said yesterday that Capt. Gow was still at the farmhouse near Hugh Town, whcrp the captain. Allen and he were taken after being picked up by life savers. Capt. CJow was frightfully injured and is now critically ill. The engineer said: "Capt. flow is at a farmhouse <">n tlio nearest inhabited island lo the scene of the wreck, lie is apt to <il ? at any mo ment." Rowe was less seriously hurt, though he is still suffering from injuries to his legs. Two weeks after the wreck he was abl" to proceed to 1 lie Knglish mainland, where his passage home was arranged. The Thomas \V. l-awson was owned by tlie Coastwise Transportation Company of Boston, and was bound from Philadelphia for London with a cargo of oil. She was the largest vessel of her class ever built. LIQUOR ISSUE A PROBLEM. Georgia Authorities Find It an Elephant on Their Hands. AUGUSTA, tia.. January 14. ? Attorney General Hart has been asked for a ruling as to the disposition that shall be made of liquors that may be seized in Miis county under the prohibition law. In a raid made several days ago on the place of II. II. Oelr^ch, where a quantity of liquor was seized, the goods had been stored in the qounty courthouse. Oelrich says the stock was not his, but the prop erty of some one else. . The county authorities now want to know what disposition to make of ttie liquor. It cannot be sold under warrant to satisfy thte costs of the court in th1 trial of the case, because of the provision of tiie prohibition law. This is the first case of the kind. So fai there have been seven arrests In Augusta for violation of the law. FIRE AT GUILFORD COLLEGE. King Hall Destroyed by Flames, En tailing Loss of $40,000. WINSTON-SAI.EM. N. C., January 14 ? A tire at Guilford Col.ege yesterday de stroyed King Hall, a large brick building, in which were located the Quaker college assembly room, classrooms, society hall and the library. The loss is $40,000. There was $6,000 insurance on the build ing, $1,000 on the furniture, but none on the library. The college, which has over 200 students will proceed with only slight interruption. King Hall was named in honor of the late Rev. Rufus King, a noted Quaker preacher. Alleged Black Hand Agent Killed. PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.. January 13. - Frank I^eo, an Italian believed to be, an agent of the Black Hand and accused of levying blackmail upon foreign miners for se\-eral months past, was shot and killed at the Florence mine of the Rochester and Pittsburg Coal Company, six miles from here. Sunday, while * attempting to collect S.V) from Dominic Provinco and i'JO each from two of the latter's boarders. Grip Kills Husband and Wife. BALTIMORE. January 14. ? Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brysoti Paul. Pennsyl vania avenue, died of pneumonia within two hours of each other last night. Mrs Paul died at 10:05 p.m. and Mr. Paul ex actly at mjdnipht. Both went to bed last Wednesday, having been sick before that day witli the grip. Mr. Paul was stxty tnree years o':d and his wife fifty-eight. Suicide Hung From Bedpost. ROANOKE. Va.. January 13. ? Claud M Crute. thirty-five years old, com mitted suicide by hanging Sunday after noon at the home of iiis father. Capt. S. L. Crute. adjutant of William Watts J Camp of Confederate Veterans. s into all. C c Here is a dainty habit? To keep the bowels clean. Do it just the same as you keep your skin clean. Not In severe applications, applied at rare intervals. But by gentle and regular efforts. It pays immensely. Many people dread phytic. Thcr think of <-a?tor oil. of salts and cathartics. They shrink from the after-effects?griping and weakness. So they postpone the dose until they are costlre or bilious. Then they do Ihe rleanlos iu a heroic way. That is all wrong. rm>carets are a gentle laxative. They are just as effective as anything else, aud more natural. And they are pleasant?* candy. They are made to carry with you. ? Take one Just as soon as you need it. T<jull know The result 1* your bowel* are always active. You always feel at your best. Try Jt. You'll never again go without them. < * Giiscarcts are candy tablets. They are sold by sll druggists, Nut never in bulk. He sure to get the genuine, with C C C on every tablet. The price is uO cents. 2T> cent* a ad 10 Cents per Box. 768 REGARDED AS FIXTURE Prohibition in Kansas Evident ly There to Stay. JAILS USUALLY VACANT Only Helpless Old Men and Women in Poorhouse. SENATOR CURTIS' DESCRIPTION Tells of Steady Decrease of Crim inals as More and More of the Saloons Were Closed. HV WILLIAM K. CURTIS. Writ I on for The "Star anil the Chicago Record Herald. "No. the prohibition movement In the south lias had 110 effect in Kansas, ' said Senator Charles Curtis of that state in an swer to my inquiry. "We have had it so long and so many attempts to repeal the prohibitory clause in our constitution have tailed that it is universally regarded as a tixture with us. and the enforcement of the law is a matter of local sentiment en tirely. "Twenty-fight years ago the constitution of Kansas was amended so as to prohibit the sale of liquor except for medicinal, mechanical and scientific purposes, and laws were enacted by the legislature fix ing penalties for its violation. At first the penalty was not more than tine or im prisonment for not more than ninety days, and for several years no violator of the law was punished except by fines. That did not have much effect upon the liquor trafflV. Saloons were maintained openly in pretty nearly all the large, towns and the cities. The proprietors were arrest ed periodically and brought into court and convicted and paid their tines, which wero > much smaller than tlie ordinary license i fee for liquor selling in other states. The ! number of, arrests and convictions and j the amount' of the tines depended entirely ! upon the disposition of the prosecuting of ficers and the courts, and their policy was usually governed by public sentiment. Thus prohibition became a form of local option. If the majority of the people of a city wanted the law enforccd'they elect ed officials who would enforce it. and vice versa. The enforcement of the liquor law was an issue in all local campaigns, and candidates for ou?ce were selected because they were for or against it. Effect of Jail Penalty. "But even where the law was pnforced the penalty was not adequate, and about 1S85 the temperance people in the state secured an amendment to the law which fixed $100 as the minimum fine, and com pelled the courts to send an offender to jail for at least thirty days in addition ! to the tine; while *f>00 and ninety days j in jail were the maximum. This amend- ! ment was effective. Liquor sellers who ! ?were not afraid of lines would hesitate j a long time before they would render ' themselves liable to a month in jail. Only a few would take the risk. "The law was tested in every way. Test suits were brought on all kinds of pre texts. but it was finally sustained by the supreme court, and the efforts of the anti-prohibitionists, or the resubmission ists. as we call those who want the con ? stitutional amendment resubmitted to a the people, only strengthened the prohibition sentiment had upon c. Numerous legislatures were eJ on that issue, but the only legis lation that has been or could be passed was amendments, to make prohibition stronger and easier to enforce. And its enforcement has become more and more general, and the prosecutions have grown more and more effective throughout the entire state. "in some places county attorneys have been compelled to secure injunctions from the courts prohibiting property-owners from renting their houses and stores to liquor sellers. During some of the lax periods the attorney general of the State has brought ouster proceedings against county attorneys, mayors and other offi cials who would not enforce prohibition. Now we have a law furnishing means by which any official who refuses to prosecute liquor selling may be removed from of fice. "In this way th? enforcement of the( law has been growing more and more within the authority of the attorney gen eral of the state, indirectly, by giving him ju isdlction over local officials who are naturally governed by public senti ment. and he, having been elected by the entire voting population of the state, rep resents the sentiment at large rather th in that of any particular locality. I think !t may be said that the law has always been enforced in the country districts and in the small towns. There ar?- grown men in the state of Kansas who hav ? never seen a saloon, although I am sure there is none who has not s^<-n a loco motive. The enforcement has bedh spas modic in the cities. Enforcing the Laws. "Before I was elected county attorney at Topeka I had been for several years acting as attorney for the whisky men. I was nominated on an anti-prohibition ticket and stood on a pint form which . .?commended th? resubmission orvthe con stitutional imenrlm -nt to the people. But I was pledged to enforce the. law, and after my election T b<?an prepa ations to do so. There were then eighty-seven sa loons in the city of Topeka. It had been customary to pros -cut - the little offenders for obvious reasons, but I undertook to ? onv'ct the strongest men and the grand .lur returned 108 ind ctments the first term of cou t after I was sworn in. Th ? first man I convicted was the richest and most prominent liquor dealer in Topeka. He was found guilty on seven counts by a jury composed of five prohibitionists ar.d seven men who were outspoken re submission ists, but were, like the rest of our people, in favor of the enforcement of all laws. We tried seventeen or eigh teen of the rro-e conspicuous saloon k^ep ?rs and convicted every one of them hen the smaller ones all came in and pl-aded guilty. Th<? c6urt was compelled to suspend sentences because the jail was so 'nil that it would not hold any more. "Since that time the law has been very generally enforced in Topeka," con tinued Senator Curtis, "and there have been no saloons, hut it has been evaded more or less all the time, and the detec tives have been kept busy watching I ?uspicious people. There has been a good deal of drug-store business. Men iave had 'blind tigers' in rooms of pri vate bouses, with closets to which their ?ustomers could g*> and help them selves. Grocers and other storekeepers have bad speaking tubes and lifts by which liquor couiu be brought up from the cellar or down from a room above. One man had a secret room in his cel lar. the entrance to which looked like the front of a refriKcrator: another had bottles of whisky kept in bread pans in his stove; another had jugs hanging in his cistern from cords which his cus tomers could hoist up and help them selves. The 'boot-legger' is a man who ! eddies whisky by the bottle. He goes about town visiting places where men ire employed and serves them from a bottle concealed on his person. "Drummers go through the state tak ing otders for Kansas City liquor houses and ship their packages by ex press on what is called the 'jug train.' A large express business is done with all the neighboring cities, and it is diffi cult to prevent that without congres sional legislation. Attitude of the Government. "At tirst the internal revenue officials would not give the state officers any assistance and would secretly issue licenses to sell liquor, but Congress has since passed an act making the workings of the internal revenue bureau public, so that the prosecuting officers always know who have licenses to sell liquor in the state and are able to watch them. If Congress would enact two other laws !t would assist materially in the en for'-envnt of prohibit ion. "W?- want, tirst, a Uiw to define the rights of the states with reference to violations of their local laws; to au thorize them to confiscate liquor brought, over the border into a state by inter state commerce. There should be legis lation making liquor subject to the law and authorities of a state as soon as it crosses the line. "It is a question whether such a law would be constitutional, but the states should, at least, be given an opportunity to test its constitutionality. In the second place, the government should not issue licenses authorizing the citizens of a state to violate its statutes, authorizing them to se'l liquor in states where its sale is pro hibited by the local laws. It would seem to me that both these propositions are reasonable and just, and I have myself, with other members, introduced bills em bodying them in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Thtis far they have not received much attention, but the subject is becoming more and more Im portant because of the enactment of pro hibitory laws through the southern states. Formerly liquor selling was prohibited In Maine and Kansas only. Now there is prohibition in six or seven other states to which such laws as I have proposed will apply and where experience will show that they are very much needed. If Congress would pass a law giving a state the right to control Its liquor traffic prohibition could be enforced." Prohibition Sentiment Growing. "Is prohibition "sentiment growing in Kansas?" "Yes. I should say that it was. and there Is no doubt that a large majority of our people are In favor of absolute prohibition. The question is submitted indirectly to the people every few years, and the majority in favor of prohibition continues to grow." "What have been the results of prohibi tion in Kansas?" I asked. "Sentiment is divided on that question. In my judgment they have been beneficial to the community at large. I do not think prohibition has made the slightest differ ence in the volume of business transacted or in the growth of the population, or In the value of our trade or in the prosperity of the people. At least, prohibition has not diminished our commercial or indus trial activity. The resubmlssionlsts make an effort to prove that prohibition has re tarded the development of the state, but 1 do not think so. I do not think that Topeka or any of the other cities in which the law has been enforced are any less propsperous or progressive than those In which the law has not been enforced. I believe that Kansas is a better state un der prohibition than it would have been under high license, or local option, or any other system of regulations. At least It is no worse, and prohibition certainly hits had a marked effect in diminishing crime and poverty. Decrease of Criminals. "I cannot speak personally of any other city except Topeka, for tha,t Is my home, and there I know l>y per sonal experience that the criminal dockets of our courts wero always full prior to the enforcement of the prohibition law, and the county attor ney's office was kept continuously busy preparing for criminal prosecutions. The first term of court when I was county attorney there were over 100 criminal indictments, besides u large number of informations. But, as the saloons were closed and the liquor traf fic was suppressed, the number of crim inal cases gradually decreased until the last term of court while I was In office there was not a single indict ment. And I believe the record in other counties where the prohibition law 'has neen enforced is similar to that in Shawnee county. "The jails and poorhouses throughout the state are usually vacant. It the sheriff has any boarders 'they 'are in for horse stealing or for other of fenses which cannot be attributed to whisky? and the only people you find in the poorhouse are helpless olu men and women, or cripples who have no other means of support, and are uot brought there because those who should take care of them are spending their ; money for liquor. "There is no poverty In Kansas; no community in the history of the world was ever better off. Up to the recent financial Hurry the deposits in our banks averaged $lu0 for every man, woman and child in the state, and the later returns show an average of $S9 per capita in the banks. Since then the farmers have sold more uf their caops, and there is now more money in the state than there ever was be *?"Mr. Coburn. commissioner of agri culture for our state, has recently is sued a statement showing that the value of the crops of Kansas for 1007 was $206.:K>7,J4? and that the value of the live stock on our farms is This is an increase from 1DU6 of ?30,3ia,730. The Crops of Kansas. "The crops from tho farms of Kan sas will average $280 for every man. woman and child in the state. "The following are the principal items in Mr. Coburn's statement, showing the quantity and the value of each of the crops: Bushels. Value. rxtrn 145.2*8.326 $63.040,745 Wlieat, winter & i?prliic. 74,155.695 56.7s7.ol2 W.H.I, dairy and poultry product m ? ? ? ? ? _l,l iuu Animals slaughtered and -niv?/ini? sold for slaughter..... 78.lo-.W0 Hay. toUH 2,953,086 J1.0l-\WD i4,104.194 clsu.'ns p*". 5.812,633 4,52?,8i? Garden products & b?ots 4,224,601 Millet and Hungarian. 2.2SS.153 R'",n8 2.079.300 1,37S,#74 Sarl ? ...... 404.133 Broom corn 104.3SJ live* .".'.'.'."..'.V.*.'.'.'"."'. " 333,417 219,-199 Sorghum for 250.610 Ions _ 1(h H?n?-y and beeswax J ' The total number and value of live stock in Kansas today Is shown by the follow ing figures: Number. Yalu". Horses * mu h conw*a8*"s'&7u?:?vw Milch cows 2 171276 47 768,072 Other cattle 150 241 . 716.5M Swine '.!!II!? ? *.^008.574 Totals 6,656,005 $463,648,606 "The anti-prohibitionists point to the slow growth of population as one of the ffects of nrohibition. The Increase has been onlv a'. out per cent, but the rea son Is entirely different from that attrib uted During the last ten years hundreds thousands of people have left Kansas for other parts of the country; at least IT. 0U0 have gone from my county alone to Oklahoma. California and other states and they did not leave because they cou.d out buy whisk^to drink." said Senator Curtlb. \ motheh in sad plight. Former Baltimore Woman Detained at Halifax, Nova Scotia. BALTIMORE, January 14.?Mrs. Emma Jordon, who formerly lived in East Balti more, is detained at Halifax, Nova Scotia, because she cannot produce certificates of the birth of her four children?Rose, eight years old. born on ?den street; Katie, seven years old, also born on Eden Street; Jennie, five years old, born on Fayette street, and Lidic, three years olQ. born on Exeter street. Mayor Mahool received a letter yester day from James H. Don. superintendent if Poor's Asylum. Halifax, and chairman of the charities committee of that city. He informed the mayor of Mrs. jordon s plight, saying that .-he had been deserted and wanted to return to the Ignited States and go to New York. Mr. Don asked for a copy of the certificates of the birth of the children demanded by the American immigration commissioner- Mr. Mahool <=ent the letter of request to Health Com missioner Bosley. The records of tnc de partment give only <t certificate of th? birth of Rose Jordon. . ??It Is simply another illustration of the absolute need of correct and complete record of the births in Baltimore." said Commissioner Bosley. "There should be. as I have said before, a lav." compelling physicians and midwives to make prompt reports of births, giving the names and addresses of the parents, in addition to tee niace and date of the birth. We re ceive reports of but 10,000 or 11.000 births in Baltimore in the course of a year, whereas fully twice that number of chil dren are born here. A complete record of the births l? one of the most important ?natters 1 can conceive, as is well Illus trated in the unfortunate case of Mrs. Jordon The information she desires and mu?t have in order to be admitted to her own country should be in this depart ment." -? S ou! reports say In cons qnpno" of pro mulgation of an edict granting immunity to insurgents .surrendering their arms large numbers are coming in and Ui? country is quieting down. Lansburgh & Bro.1 ? i ? ? 3? I jr v ? ? ? i Y ? 420 to 426 7th St. 417 to 425 8th St. ' BUSINESS HOURS, 8:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. $K50 American Lady Corsets, 59c. These corsets are so=called seconds, but'the im perfections are so slight that it i? nearly impossible to detect them. The manufacturer of these corsets is so partic ular that every one must go out of the shop abso lutely perfect or he casts them aside and sells them as seconds for a mere fraction of their worth. Con sequently, tomorrow (on the bargain table, main floor) you can buy $1.5? Corsets made of batiste and coutil, high, medium or low bust, me= dium and dip hip, with garters attached, for k f ? x ? Y Y Y x x I 4 Y Interest in the White Sale Center in the Undemuslin x Y X Y Y '? Y y 4 4 I ?> 1 J Y 4 4 4 4 4 ? t Women's Short Skirts, of good qual ity muslin: full width; finished with six-inch ruffle, rows of cluster tuck**, hemstitched; lengths, 29 to 31. Special... Women's Drawers; open and closed; of splendid quality muslin; cut full width: finished with deep ruffle, rows ol cluster tucks and hem- ?> stitching; length, 23 to 29. Special ^ ^ Women's Gowns, made of excellent quality longcloth, muslin, cambric and nainsook: in high, V and Tound neck; fancy trimmed yokes of fine embroidery, lace, beading /T>kQ and ribbon; full width and length: all sizes. Special.. Women's Long Skirls, made of splendid quality cambric and muslin; full umbrella flounce: finished with rows of deep lace insertion; fine cluster tucks: some with deep cm broldery edging, others with wide tucks. hemstitched; full ,pvQ foundation and dust ruf fie; all lengths. Special... Women's Gowns, made of excellent quality nain^ok and longcloth: high and low neck: fancy trimmed yokes of fine lace, embroidery, beading and ribbon: full width and length: broken lot n* ,o,r) sizes. Regular $2.II value. Special nth deep j 50c t Women's Drawers, made of good quality muslin and cambric; cut full width; finished with full umbrella ruffle: neatly tucked; some with deep edging of embroidery, oth ers of dainty lace; lengths, 2-1 to 1HJ. Special Women's Corset Covers, made of splendid quality lonfccloth; daintily trimmed with rows of fine lace, em broidery. beading and rib- = s\ lion; ' all sizes. Spe dal Women's Corset Covers of long cloth. stylishly trimmed _ _ with rows of beading and lace; al sizes. Special A INEN i X X x ? f X X X X X ILL 72-inch Bleachcd Scotch Double Damask. The $2.25 kind. Special, $11.75 per Yard. Napkins to match. 72-inch Full Bleached Irish Damask. The $1.50 kind. Special, $1.25 per Yard. 72-inch Bleached Scotch Damask. $1.00 quality. 85c per Yard. 66-inch Bleached Damask.) 75c quality. 60c per Yard. WHITE 72-inch Bleachcd Irish Damask. The $1.25 kind. Special, $11.00 per Yard. 72-inch Bleached Scotch Damask. 8qc quality. 75c per Yard. Extra Weight 64-inch Bleached Hotel Damask. 65c quality. 59c per Yard#. 60-inch All-linen Silver Bleached Damask. Special, 50c. 72-inch German Silver Bleached Damask. $1.00 value. Special, 89c per Yard. Extra Fine Hemstitched Iluck Towels. The 75c quality. Special, 59c each. Very Fine and Extra Size Hemstitched Iluck Towels. $1.50 quality. Special, $11.00 each. 19x38 All-linen Hemmed Huck Towels. Special, 25c'each. 18x36 Heavy Huck Towels. 15c quality. Special, H2^c each. Extra Heavy Hemstitched Huck Towels. The 50c kind. Special, 39c each. i LAO ?? ? X 11 i I v ? 1 White Dotted .Net, 40 inches wide; pretty for waists and ? dresses. This net sold for Q|U/? 79c yard. Special, yard Chiffon Veiling, regular width and all shades; sold regularly at 39c yard. Now 60c Point d'Esprit Net, in all even ing shades; viol at, light blur\ pink. navy and pa brown; 40 inches wide; w:ll sell special at. yard A lot of Torchon Lace and Insertion; good patterns and width; will sell these for. yard 12&c 5.000 yards of Nainsook and Swiss Edging and Inserting; all 1908 designs: ac tual value, 20c. Special One lot of Fine Cambric and Nain sook Embroidery, including wde edging,.- beading in- . _ sertlng: goods wo th up 1 to 30c yard. Special, yard. 11 14-inch Embroidered Flouncing, Swiss and Nainsook; ac tually worth 50c # yard. Special, 3ard..i............ 320 pieces of Edging and '? Inserting that sell regular- ^ ^ ly for 15c yard. Special, H u D<C* yard U VV 35c White Flannels. $11 White Silk Embroid ered Flannels, 79c yard. About 25 pieces of one-yard wide Silk Embroidered Flannel Skirting, with scallop and hemstitched edge; for women's and children's skirts. Tiiis is an excellent opportunity for those in need of a skirt. $1.00 value. For this sale, /Of yard only * 118c White Shaker Flannel, OJ/^c. 2S inches wide; fine, soft, heavy grade; full bleached; a very sightly and desirable material foV women's and children's under ga ments; a real lKc value. For this sale, yard 40c White Wool Flan= nel, 29c. 20 pieces s^-wide White Wool Flan nel. for underwear, &c.. for women and children. This is one of our rtgular 40c grades; for /Or this sale only, a yard ^ w ?..i25?c | 4 4 X t t aaaaaaaa.^ .V?VmW?W?W?VW% DATES IN WEST VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS TO NAME STATE OFFICERS IN JULY. Earlier Convention to Send Big Four to National Gathering.' Extra Legislature. Special Correspondence of The Star. WHEELING, W. Va.. January 13, 1908. Wednesday, July 8, at Parkersburg, the republican state ticket will be named for the 1JM)S campaign. The state com mittee has yet to meet to select the time and place, and is called by Chairman Harry Woodyard t? assemble at Parkers burg January 17 for the purpose, but the tip Is out for the schedule here an nounced. The state committed will furthermore decide on a separate state convention for election of the "big four" to the repub lican national convention, and a date in Apall is likely to be chosen for that convention. A sentiment for combining both conventions in one did not find ready favor, and it would have been a departure from past custom. The stat. nominating convention coming in July strikes the usual period and affords the Opportunity desired of concurrence In the national platform to be adopted in June. Of more general importance of recent I events was the/call for a special sessloh of the Legislature issued this week by | (jLpv. Dawson, who enumerated thirty s<*ven subjects 'or consideration. These embrace fiscal affairs, generally speak ing. and mine legislation, bu* they w.ll furnish days of excited debate a.:d strup- I ele. particularly over the governor's n?*w hobby, u bill to put all county oflfc-ers on I a salary basis. This measure will pro | vide. If the governor has his way, not , only for the separation of fees from the j I officeholder, but also for an Increase in j the fees, which, in the flnal analysis, means an increased charge on the people, i Governor's Explanation. Gov. Dawson takes twelve typewritten pages, amounting to about 4.000 words, to explain the call for the special session. I He starts with the truism that the people have come to look on the assembling of a legislature with fear and trembling and ends by saying he has 'requested Pres ident McDermott, Speaker Seaman and Clerks Harris and Topping to limit the number of attaches and to expedite busi ness to the end that the session bo brief as possible. Ordinarily a session costs $1,300 a day. The governor's own party leaders from Senators Klklns and Scott down, for thp most part, advised against the sp. cial ses sion call. The rank and file doubted the expediency of the session and wondered whether its expense would be justified. The party press almost without exception was against it?or at best favored a ses sion which embraced no more than two or three of the topics considered the most vital. But there was no more sentiment | for a special session when Gov. White boldly summoned one in 1904. one week after the republicans had named their ?tate ticket, and that session proved of signal value in winning the election. In ihis rase Gov. Dawson may be going to duplicate the achievement. The old Virginia state debt is due for some caustic comment. Gov. Dawson in troduces the subject apparently by a bill to provide for further legal cxpenst-s in the conduct of West Virginia's d< fense I before the United States Supreme Court, but the outlook is for a wider range of deliberation. Already opponents of the administration declare that anytning tend ing to acknowledge liability on West Virginia's part will weaken West Vir ginia's side of the case by giving an ap pearance of liability. They assert, with show of authority, that Senator Spooner, who has been retained to assist Attorney ! General May and the other West Vir ginia lawyers, was greatly disturbed | when he learned Gov. Dawson intended j legislative consideration. But probably j the true import of the governor's speciri cation was not then known fully. His call purports to relate entirely to legai expenses. As the debt claims are now held by a private syndicate and on their face call for about $40,000,000. it is seen that ther is big game at stake. Eminent lawyers of both parties in West Virginia have held and still hold retainers from the men who are pushing the claims now. Mann Enjoys a Boom. Isaac T. Mann, the coal operator of the fifth congressional district, is enjoying a boom for the place as delegate at large to the republican national convention, and the rumor has gone forth that he is to be groomed as a candidate for Senator Scott's seat. The latter rumor revolves around the three-cornered fight for tne republican gubernatorial nomination It is said the Swisher forces are inclined to back Mann, in return for promised sup port for Swisher in Mann's district, and also to fore Scott to take up Uir Swisher banner: Scott has mfdntained a neutral attitude heretofore, aire is enabled to do this i-onsistently because his own county has in Hearn<- one of tne three candidates to sucked Dawson. The Swisher managers affect to see rc cently a disposition on Scott's part to fa vor Scherr. In playing up Mann they would be catering also to tha latent senti ment in the southern section of the stat-4 that It should have one of the United States senatorahips. Every now and then Representative Gain?s, James L. Cald we!l, Edward Houston or some other in fluential republican gets similar mention. The job or creating sentiment adverse to Scott will T>e rather herculean, however, as his hold is strong on the people and apparently Increases each year. McGraw's Alleged Defection. Col. John T. McGraw, the democratlo national committeeman, threw himself open recently to censure of the ardent Bryan men by a letter which warmly praised Gov. Johnson of Minnesota for suggesting tariff reform as the "party paramount" in the coming campaign. The McGraw letter omitted reference to the presidency, but it served to arouse the Bryan men more for Its possible interpre tation of West Virginia's attitude In other states. The Bryan mon, who are, after all, 9ft per cent of the party in this state, do not want an impression created that VVkst Virginia cares for any other Idol, and McGraw is due to be taken to task by the Chilton faction, which has been look ing for just such a straw. McGraw has always been loyal to Bryan and admits that Bryan is the party choice, but does not conceal his regret that Bryan queered himself witli the government ownership proposition. There will be a strong effort on the part of a few influential democrats to set up an anti-Bryan delegation. <Ieorge I. Neal of Huntington announces his candidacy as a delegate at large to the democratic convention as a straight Bryan out and outer. He is the only one to the front so far for the empty honors. INDIAN IN DIVORCE CASE. London Plaintiff Names White Cloud in Swit Against Wife. LONDON, January 14.?An unusual ap plication was made in the divorce court yesterday for permission to serve papers by means of advertising on White Cloud, a North American Indian, who is cited as co-respondent. White Cloud was a member o' the Wild West Show, and while playing in this city he captivated the affections of a Mrs. Green and induced her to leave her hus band. who is now suing for divorce. White Cloud subsequently returned to America, and the advertisement will be published In New York. TO I'KKVEXT THE UKII*. I.AXAT1VK KP.oMU Ql'JMN K -rtiiorra the raiue. There Is only one "BKOMO QUININE." Look for signature ? I ?? W. GROVE. 29c.