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THE EVENING STAR.
Witk Sunday Morula* Edition. WASHINGTON. MONDAY January 20, 1908 CROSBY S. NOYES Editor EstaieJ is tacond-claas mail matter at tkl post office at Washington. D. C. THE STAB haa a regular and perma nent Family Circulation much mora than the combined circulation of the other Washington dailies. a Viwi and Advertising Medium it haa ao competitor. ??*Xn order to avoid delays on acoount cf personal absence letters to Tit STAB ahould not be addressed to aay individual connected With the office, but simply to THE STAB, or to the Editorial or Buelness Department, according to tenor or purpose. Bryan and Beckham. If Mr. Bryan on his visit to Kentucky uses liis influence in behalf of Gov. Beck ham for the Senate he will be acting con- j -sistently and simply repeating one of liis previous performances. He is popular ^rith the democrats of the Bluegrass state, and they turn to him In the hour of trouble. Mr. Bryan went to the assistance of 'Mr. Corbel at t lie time tlie latter was -scheming to overthrow the will of the people expressed at the polls. It was business with which so clean a man ?should have had nothing to do. There was nothing in common between him and Mr. Goebel but party affiliation. But he gave the full weight of his name tcr a program of revolution, and the hideous things that followed were in part due to Ms activity. Goebclism triumphed, and Beckhamism. founded upon that, ran a course of seven years, until smashed at the |k>11s last November. Why. then, should not Mr. Bryan go to the assistance of Gov. Beckham'.' He canvassed the state last fall ft>r him for ?senator, and also for the democratic state ticket, which had been nominated at the same primary. Beckham for senator and Hager for governor held credential from tfie same authority. Hager was defeated, and the vote in the legislature is so close a defection of five or six democrats from the Beckham standard has deadlocked the body on the senatorial question. Mr. Bryan is to try his hand on the bolt ers. Can he move them? The matter is all the more interesting by reason of the contest that arises between Mr. Bryan on the one side and Air. Watterson and for mer Senator Blackburn on the other. Mr. Blackburn} whom Gov. Bec'-ham retired from t' e jSenate. has expressed himself against Gqv. Beckham's candidacy, not withstanding the nomination at the pri mary, whiie Mr. Watterson calls loudly for Gov. ^eckham's defeat. And What makes Mf. Watterson's words of great value is the fact that three of the bolters represent* Louisville constituencies ? the city of ATr. Watterson's residence, and the seat of>his newpaper's power. Mr. /Bryan and Mr. Watterson differ aoout many thing?. In fact, what, if any thing. is it about which they agree? But heretofore Mr. Bryan and Mr. Blackburn -have stood together about all things, local ,*nd national. It is somethlns new to see them on opposite sides of the fenc?. . Selfish considerations, however, are po test in politics. Mr. Blackburn cannot $0rgei ot forgive his defeat by Gov. Beck ham. and Mr. Bryan is reckoning with the fact that Mr. Blackburn is out of the Kentucky field now and Gov. Beckham is in. and that delegates to the Denver con vention are shortly to be chosen. Charles Emory Smith. Charles Emory Smith had ranked for y?ars with the first American journalists i>f his day. He wrote with force and bril liancy. and his knowledge of politics was thorough. Leaving Albany. New York, where he had established a state-wide rep utation, he settled in Philadelphia, and in that larger field found his opportunity and performed his life-work. The Press, al ready widely and favorably known, pros pered under his direction, and he with it. For a quarter of a century his reputatian was national, and his services in his pro fession and to his party were of a notable character. But journalism did not occupy all of Mr. Smith's time. He spoke well, and in all important campaigns was in demand on the stump? He he:d high office, as minis ter to Russia and as Postmaster General, and in both stations acquitted himself well. And in the best sense, and for the best purposes, he was an adviser whom the other national leaders of his party were glad to seek, and often did seek with profit. ' A tine chapter in Mr. Smith's life had illation to the effort for the purification of Pennsylvania politics. To that effort he gave earnest and untiring aid; and if llic success has at times seemed meager it is to be remembered that the old and abhorrent order was deeply intrenched, and its management in the hands of the most skillful and unscrupulous machine politicians of the day. Progress, however, lias been made, and when the battl? finally it- won .Mr. Smith's name will stand high among thosa who contributed much to the cause at a period of d'.scourage ment and under many difficulties. Mr. Smith's death is a loss to his pro fession, to his state and to the country. Paris, before giving up its money to tiie man who claims to have locked up in a safe the secret for making diamonds, should remember ttie Humberts. Japan is now engaged in some -of the line work that frequently has to be done in order to reconcile international diplo macy and local politics. James A. Kemp finds himself in familiar Surroundings under very unfamiliar cir cumstances. The Rio Plot. ' Further particulars of the great dyna jnife plot of the anarchists against our bauleship fleet at Itio de Janeiro will be gratefully received by an interested if not anxious public. Thus far the tale com>?s only from Brazilian sources, hav tng an official aspect through the con fession of the < iilef ?>f police of Rio that it was through the diligent and In ' telligent work of the forces under his command that the American government was spared a shocking loss. It is impor tant to note that nobody has been ar rested in this connection. The Rio chief's assurance to the American people con sists in the statement that the conspira tors have all "taken refuge in the in terior." In other wosty, the Rio chier promises that inasmuch as the dyna miters have taken to the woods no harm heed be.apprehended while the big boats are in Rio harbor. There may be a disposition here and there on the part of carpers to grumble at the failure of the Brazilian police to catch the wretches black-handed, so to speak^ with their fingers stained with powder grains. Of course there Is a cer tain 1 isk In allowing a dynamite plot to succeed to just within an aoe of the point of explosion, in order to effect a dramatic capture. Something might hap pen at the psychological moment. The faithful sleuth might stub his toe, or sr.eexe, or otherwise betray himself and gi.*e the scoundrels warning or precipitate the disaster. But Just the same this story from Rio would have read more convincingly if the police could lia\e pointed to a low-b'rowed dynamiter be hind bars as an exhibit. Tlie American public doubtless by this time realizes that there will be alarms over the fleet every mile of the way to San Francisco. The Imagination of the space writers and the political criminol ogists has been Inflamed by the circum stances of departure and the awesome possibilities of the voyage, persistently exploited long in advance by certain war shriekers. The phantom Japanese torpedo flotilla has already been sighted around Magellan straits. The hiss of the spray of the south seas over the anchored mine, planted by Japanese hands, has been heard The whole Japanese war fleet has been lost in the fog of speculation, and probably before the month is out it will have been seen off th? coast of California, or hovering around Hawaii, or iuiking near Luzon. In at least one respect the latest Rio tale departs from the line of greatest probability. The alleged plot against the fleet was not the work of Japanese, but of American and European anarchists. Maybe there has been some highly suc cessful disguising again, as was the case recently near Newport, where some foi eign spies, not Japanese." were noticed watching the antics of a submarine. The Denver Convention. The subcommittee of the democratic na tional committee appointed to arrange the details for the national convention have started for Denver to execute their commission. It is important work. Things must be just so at a convention hall, or the mischief is to pay. Things rarely are just so. and hence the growl ing that lias often been heard. Denver, we may be sure, will do her best to meet the wishes of the subcommittee. It is her first try as host in this line, and the west is always ambitious to please. Will the convention be largely attend ed? Opinion is divided. Mr. Watterson thinks not. Denver, he says, is "too far away." The Bryanites think differently. They predict an enormous gathering, and ; one that will set the pegs for enthusiasm. The section is Bryanlte. and the orator of the Platte will not be neglected at home by those who believe in him. What Chicago did for him in 1806. and Kansas City in 1000. Denver must do now. Mr. Bryan is western and Denver is western, and the west must do herself proud in her own behalf. But why should not the east and the northwest" attend In numbers? Why leave it all to the west. Suppose Mr. Bryan has the nomination "nailed down." A vi?e presidential candidate must be select ed and a platform written. Are not the other sections, and particularly the east, interested in seeing that that part of the work is well done? The east should pro vide Mr. Bryan's running mate, and the writing of the platform should bring her out in force. At Chicago twelve years ago the east cut almost a contemptible figure. Her one man of real fighting force present was David B., Hill, who did all he could to save his party from surrendering to populism, but. single-handed, waa powerless. Popu lism prevailed, and the convention nomi nated a man more populist than demo crat. Four years later, at Kansas City, the east again "looked like thirty cents." Mr. Hill was again on deck, but was the only eastern man of flrst-class ability to appear. Tammany, with Mr. Croker at its head, became a laughing stock, and seemed more bent on blocking than as sisting Mr. Hill's intelligent efTorts to have the convention assert itself in be half of a platform which the east might be asked to consider. Is the east again to flunk, because Den ver is distant more than a day'a Journey, and Mr. Bryan's nomination seems to be certain? She ought to be taking down and dusting her fighting clothes, and pre paring for the fight of her life on what ever remains open. Sulking will never re store the democratic party to power. John &. Walsh. Speaking of his conviction. John R. Walsh said. "The flght has just begun." How true that is. and what a commen tary on our criminal court procedure! The case was fought to a finish. Weeks were consumed. The accused was defended by the Pick of the Chicago bar. All the jurymen were convinced. The only Juror to halt for a time Save as his reason personal sympathy with anold man over whelmed by misfortune. He did not doubl Mr. Walsh's guilt. And yet "the flght has just begun." That is so. Mr. Walsh still has means, and Is still ad vised by accomplished lawyers, and all that money and talent can do to reverse this finding, or wear out the prosecution with technicalities, will be done. A con victed criminal with no such "pull" would promptly have gone to Joliet. Russian newspapers are devoting much space to alleged preparations for war be tween Japan and America. This is one topic that can be guaranteed to get past the censor. # The prophets of another term for Roosevelt are getting in line to sympa thize with the prophets who announced the hardest winter ever. Col. Watterson remains Just close enough to active politics to keep from bein?r mistaken for an Innocent by stander. It is doubtful whether Mr. Bryan as a holder of public office would have found time to attain his present worldly pros perity. The administration has sent out a num ber of ambulance calls for J. B. Foraker, but they have all proved false alarms. The "Banker-Poet." In all the biographical accounts of the late Edmund Clarence 8tedman there is a disappointing hiatus at the point of his career at which he turned from let ters to finance. Mr. Stedman was the son of a Connecticut merchant of some prosperity, but not of large means. The poet himself was given his education by his grandfather. He won his own way through early manhood by dint of his literary and journalistic labors. He achieved an honorable place in New York as editor and writer, and during the civil war he filled important assignments at the front as correspondent. Later he held a government position for a time, and then, in 1800, in the language of one of the biogiaphies, "relinquished journal ism to adopt some pursuit that would afford him trtore leisure for literary work." This new pursuit was the buying and selling of stocks. Mr. Stedman purchased a seat on the stock exchange, and for years was a conspicuous figure in Wall street, where his fame as a writer set liim apart from the hustling throng. He became the "banker-poet." and It Is to his great credit that he throve in both capacities of the hyphenated role. Some of his most attractive literary work fol lowed his entrance into the field of finance. It would be Interesting to know just whqft stroke of fortune enabled Mr. Sted man to enter upon this new pursuit which gave him sufficient leisure to engage in true literary work. He had had a hard time of it in New Vork at the outset of his career as a writer. His struggles for a competence had been successful, it is true, but h? was not conspicuously af fluent in lils later days of hustling newspaper work. It is possible that he saved his earnings, and. being gifted with that rare sense among writers, a business capacity, caused them to increase in his hands. Whether he managed to hoard enough to buy his stock exchange seat, or was favored with a financial windfall, or contrived to find monetary sponsors in his new venture, does not appear from the accounts of ills life. The career of Stedman stands as unique in that the poet dtweloped despite the influences of the financial maelstrom in which the man worked. The world of taste usually sighs in regret when a gifted individual abandons a career of artistic production in order to live in greater comfort. It is interesting to speculate upon what would have happened to 8ted man's muse if lie had not turned into Wall street, but had continued to work as a journalist. The President of Brazil should be con gratulated on making a speech about the fleet that cannot afford any possible en couragement to the magazine critics. i'i i On ? - ? i ? ? Senator Davis was evidently advisad by some friend, accustomed' to the ways of the world, to come to Washington with several changes of speeches. Atlanta's action in increasing the water tax just as prohibition goes into effect Is bound to create a-great deal of heart felt comment. John L Sullivan's recent attack on a man for offering him a drink shows that the prohibition wave has landed with a splash. The democracy has at last managed to round up enough entries to make the Denver event look something like a race. Schmits and Ruef are now doing their best to show respect for the court by wearing a look of injured innocence. ?'?M' ? SHOOTING STABS. BY PHJLANDKU JOHNSON. ? OUd Prospect. "What will 'become of the oountry after the trees are all cut down?" "Ah," replied the landscape gardener, "then we can start all over again and grow forests on strictly artistic lines." Impudent Ingratitude. ''Lady," said Meandering Mike, "have you any more of dat hot mince pie?" "Hot mince pie!" "Yes. lady. I've joined a suicide club and we want to use it In giviii' de first degree." Discrepancy. The statesman oft grows sad because Thfs solemn fact he notes: The men who get the most applause Don't always get the votes! "It's jea' as easy," said Uncle Eben, "to make good resolutions as It is to set an alarm clock foh 0 o'clock in de morn ing." - * Getting His. "Of course, you doja't want anything you are not entitled to," said the con scientious man. "Of course not." answered 8enator Sorghum: "but I will incidentally remark that I always have the best legal talent ?available to ascertain what 1 am entitled to." The Journey. "I fain would journey to New York town,'* said a weary man one day. "They say it's a journey long and hard could you point me out the way?" And the grim policeman shook his head and said in a serious tone: "It's a long, hard journey for one to make uncomforted and alone! A part of the route, 'tis true, you go In a warm, upholstered car, / But the way to the starting point is slow and it makes the end seem far. Your luggage you take on a street car. You look in vain for a seat, And a voice in the squeeme says 'step for ward. please;' and somebody steps on your feet. It pushes you out toward the curbstone, the crowd that is in the rear; You look for some one to take your grip. # No friendly hand is near. And there's never a *cab that you can grab; so you buckle your waistband tight. And start to trudge to that structure grand, at present so clean and white. And you go along past the engine house, and the dwellings in rows so neat. Until you get to a crossing where the mud will clog your feet, And then you will come to a desert that extends on either hand. And then to a patch of gloomy swamp where tAe somber mists expand. And at last you find a porter who offers to help you some. And with temperhot you exclaim, 'Great* Scott! can the worst be yet to come?' And when you have trudged through the marble halls where the chilly north wind howls. And made your way to the window where the ticket seller scowls, And proved to the skeptical gateman that you've paid your proper fare. Cheer up, dear friend. You foresee the end. In fact, you are almost there'.'' "Speeding Up." From the Chicago It is idle to criticise at large the* Ameri can business man's habit of overwork. But a single aspect of this ruinous habit merits comment. The American business man does not want money itself. He wants to "get there." to "get there" for hia own, his wife's sake, his family's sake. The full price of "getting there" he tloes not always calculate. The man who works fast, many hours a day. six or seven days a week. Is not merely paying in sheer energy to "get there." He eats too much, possibly drink* too much, does not take exercise, but he pays in more than physical detri ment. He is doing more than ill-treating tils body In such a way as he would never dream of ill-treating his automobile or his factory dynamo. Above everything else, the American business man is "getting there" at the expense of rounded develop ment. at the expense of life Itself and of its large and rich experiences. Is Worth the Cost. From tb* Dea*er Republican. Whether the eanal costs 9200.000.000 or $140,000,000 Is a matter of more or less in difference In comparison with the Impor tance of the undertaking and the relation it will have to the weirare of this country. It will easily be worth the larger sum if it can be built for no less, and the people have so much confidence In the men now in control of the work that they will not question the wisdom of the expenditures which circumstances nay show to be requisite. Ben's Lost Opportunity. From the Louisville Courier Journal. From the manner in which President Roosevelt pays tribute to Ben Lilly, the Loutslana bear hunter, it is plain that Ben would have entered the cabinet had the President met him sooner. <i ' ???ii Scat I From the New York Herald. California professor predicts that within another decade the house cat will have disappeared. Then what will we do with our superfluous hair brushes, seap dishes and old bottles, which come In so handy when If aria is staffing her. nightly aria on the hack-yard fence? a New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. otlbro? Untii further notice, store wii! open at 8:30 a.m. and ciose at 5:3$ p.m. * _____ * Valentines and Valentine Favors?Main Floor, G Street. Our Japanese Tea Room serves dainty between-time luncheon every day from 3 to 5. Our Mail Order Department is equipped for satisfactory and thorough service, and aU orders, large or small, wilt be filled same day as received. Men's Suits and Overcoats At Clearance Prices. N opportunity to secure a High-grade Suit or Overcoat at a third to a half less than the regular price. We offer the re maining stock of Men's Suits and Overcoats at clearance prices. Nearly all regular sizes in the combined lots, but not all sizes of any particular line. A liberal assortment for stout and extra tall men. They include black thibets and unfinished worsteds, as well as fancy cloths. They are cut and made in a first-class manner. Divided into lour lots, as follows: Lot 1 "Men's Suits at $16.75 each Were $25.00 to $30.00. Lot 2?Men's Suits at $11.75 each Were $18.00 to $25.00. Lot 3>Men'sOvercoats at $22.50each Were $27.50 and $30.00. Lot 4-Men's Overcoats at $ 11.75each Were $15.00 to $20.00. Sale of Men's Stiff Hats At $1.85 each. Instead of $3 & $4. IIESE Hats arc known in the trade as "seconds," but they are so nearly perfect that it is impossible in many instances to find the imperfection. They are all black and this sea son's Jatest and best shapes, and they are finished with an all-silk binding and leather sweaiband. The line of sizes is complete. We offer them at the special price, $1.85 each. Regular prices, $3.00 and $4.00* Main floor, F st. Special Sale of Women's Belts. / , E have just closed out from the manufacturer, at a frac tion of former prices, a large lot of Women's Belts, which will be on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, morning. They comprise soft kidskin and various kinds of leath ers, in all the popular shapes, and have either gilt or black buckles. There are some very attractive novelties among them. Shown in white, black and colors. Divided into two lots, as follows: 25c and 50c each. Were $1.00 to $3.00. Main floor. O atreet. Boys' Clothing Reduced. E offer several lots oi Boys' and Youths' Suits, Reefers a"d * Overcoats at great price reductions. The goods arc all of this season's make, and are stanch and worthy throughout. Youths'Long Trousers Suits, made of excellent materials and tailored In the latest fashion. The coloring* are stylish and attractive?such as appeal to the up to-date youth; sl^es 16 to 20, or J12 to 36 Inch chest measure. Special price, $9-95 each. Were $16.50. $18.50 and $20.00. Boys' Wool Suits, in .sailor blouse. Rus sian blouse, Norfolk and Knickerbocker trousers styles: a 190 with straight-cut pants. Made oC excellent materials and well finished. Sites 2? to 16. Special pricc, $3.75 each. Were $5.00. $6.00 and $7.50. A tableful of Boys' Overcoats and Reefers?pretty novelties. In red. gray and brown: also fancy- effects in long overcoats. Slses 2*4 to 17. Special price, $5.00 each. Were $6.50, $7.50, $8.50 and $10. A tableful of Boys' Reefers of all-wool mixtures, lined with red or grax'Hlannel; good, serviceable coats, honestly made. Sixes -J'-b to 12. Special pricc, $3.^5 each. Were $5.00 to $6 50. A lot of Boys' Sweaters, in garnet and navy blue with other color combinations; buttoned down the front. Sizes 7 to 11. Special price, 69c each. Were $?. Third floor, T?nth *t. New Go-Carts and Baby Carriages. E are now displaying our new spring line of Go - Carts anu Baby Carriages for 1908. and it is the most compre hensive showing we have ever made. All the very latest styles and patterns are represented (in cluding many novelties), from the small Go-Cart to the most elabo rate English Carriage. All are makes of .recognized merit, the products of the best manufacturers, and were selected personally by our buyer with a view to durability as well as style and elaborateness, and the prices are the lowest, quality considered. We are the Washington agents for the celebrated Whitney Eng lish Coaches, which are conceded to be the best made. A few excellent values: W. & L. "Special" Baby Carriage, with full-roll body and green-lined white satin parasol. An" excellent value. Sit.00 each. W. & L. "Special" Go-Cart, with re clining back and parasol. A very sub stantial cart. $11.^o each. Guaranteed ? ? 1 Sewing Machines. E\VlNG Machines in the latest improved designs and handsome woodwork, and all ball-bearing. Made by the most reliable manufactur ers and up-to-date in every par ticular. They are easy to treadle, practically noiseless and self-ad justing. Each machine is com plete with a full set of the most up-to-date nickeled steel attach ments, and unreservedly guaran teed for ten years. $18.00 to $40.00 each. Hand Machines, $10.50 each. Necessary Instructions given at the de partment. Satisfactory arrangements can be made at the department for partial payments. Special attention is called to the Greist Self-Shortening Belt Coupler. A remedy for loose machine belta. A simple little device that requires but a moment to adjust, and whfch saves a lot o? worry and trouble. In a word, as a means or coupling the ends of the belt and of constaptly maintaining the proper belt tension it Is perfect and leaves noth ing to be desired: and. next to oil, ft is the most important factor in solving the problem of the light-running machine. It also strengthens and perfects the machine at its weakest and most imperfect point. Price, 35c each. Sevoad todr, G at. Enameled Go-Catta. with reclining back, movable upholstery and green para sol; suitable for infanta; easily folded and carried on street cars. Special price, $7.50 each. English Gd-Carts. with green enameled body, patent adjustable wheels and para sol. $14.00 each. English Hood Go-Car.ts. oak finssh, with removable cushions and enameled steel pushers. $20.00 each. Whitney Celebrated English Preambu lators, witli strap gear and genuine rub ber-tired wheels. Special price, $20.00 each. Department of Women's Ready=to=Wear Garments (Third F!oor, G Street), NNOL'NCES the arrival of Women's New Spring Suits, Smart models, in entirely ncW effects, among which are serviceable, practical styles, for immediate wear. Special attention is asked to those at $25.0?, $28.50, $30.00, $35.00 and $38.00. Also Beautiful New Dresses Of silks, batistes, mousselines and other dainty, thin, fluffy fabrics, for evening wear, and especially adaptable fur "use at l'alm Beach and other southern winter resorts. A splendid collection of modcr ate-price dresses, among which is a most unusual collection At $38.00 each. We also fmnouncc the arrival of New Spring Suits For Girls, Misses and Young Ladies. These include Stylish Tailor-made Suits for girls from 12 to 20 years of age, and are shown in the correct plain colors and a wide variety of checks and stripes, which promise to be very popular again the coming season. They arc smart, stylish models, and ex cellent values at the several prices? $15.00, $18.50, $2S.OO, $22.50, $28.50, $30.4 Also Showing Girls' New Coats In the full-length and reefer styles. A special line of Fine Reefers, in plain blue, red and white serges, and a variety of checks and stripes. They^arc lined with taffeta silk and have either velvet or silk collar. Sizes 6 to 14 years. Special Value at $12.50 each. Third floor. G ?treet. ___ Dainty French . Underwear. HE White Sale includes a splendid collection of elegant im ported novelties in Women's Dainty French Lingerie and Bridal Sets, many of which are offered at prices usually asked for the better class of domestic goods. Models of our own personal selection, wrought of the finest nainsook. Persian lawn and French cambric, combined with the most exquisite hand embroideries and tucks, dainty valenciennes, cluny, ealais and other laces. We call attention to several lots of Gowns. Chemises, Petti coats and 3-piece Bridal Sets which are offered at very attractive prices. French Nainso-tk Chemise*. trlunned with band-embroidered scalloped edge Ct r>fi and eyelets run with rlbbcto. Bach ' ' French Nainsook Chemises, embellished with band-embroidered knots and pretty floral design*, and flnlshed with hand- e, embroidered buttonhole edge. Each . ^ French Percale Gowns. chemise style. abort aleeyes. hand embroidered ill pretty floral designs and trimmed on neck and sleeves with de?p band-em broidered scallop. Each French Nainsook Chemises, embellished with hand-embroidered floral sprays, and finished with scalloped edge and eyelels run with ribbon. Each Tlilrd floor. Eleventh st. $4.00 $r-75 French Nainsook Chemises, embellished with hand-embroidered bowknot^ and floral designs, ami finished with scal loped edge and eyelets run with ribbon, c -> Each 3>-.UU French Percale Petticoats, trimmed with deep full itilfle hand embroidered in knots and floral sprays, and finish'^! with deep 8<-a)lo|>"d edge. Each C-plece Bridal ?ts. consisting of gown, drawers and chcrolce. prettily hand em broidered ami finished with hand-em broidered scallop. Each $2.95 $975 Misses' White Petticoats. PECIAL attention is called to the following excellent values in White Petticoats, made especially for misses, in 30 and 32 inch lengths, of fine quality cambric, variously trimmed in pretty girlish effects with embroidery, lace, lace edging, lace insertion, tucks, etc., and all finished with dust ruffle. Plain and fancy effects for dress and general wear: Misses' Cambric petticoats, trimmed with tucked ruffle: cambric dust ruffle. Bach Misses' Cambric Petticoats, trimmed with tucked ruffle and ruffle of embroid ery; cambric dust ruffle. Each Misses' Cambric Petticoats, trimmed with lace Insertion; tucks and lace edged'ruffle: cambric dust ruffle. Each. Third floor. Eleventh st. 1 Misses' Cambric Petticoats, trimmed i with tucked ruffle edged with ruffle of / I embroidery; cambric Bust ruffle. Each.. \ Misses' Cambric Petticoats, trimmed I with tucks and ruffle of lace insertion Si.OO ' and lace; lai-e-edged dust ruffle. Each.. Misse*' Cambric Petticoats, trimmed i with tucks, insertion and ruffle of tine c?T ' embroider}-: cambric du*t ruffle edged vlo^'wltli dots and scallop. Each Si.7 /D S--75 S-V5 Handled amid Hyrt Books. MUNDREDS of volumes that have gone through the Christ mas campaign are placed on special tables in the Book Store, classified, arranged for quick selection, and marked at a price only a fraction of the original selling figure. It is an opportunity to procure all classes of books and a good time to lay in a year's supply of reading matter. Some of the subjects represented are Biography, History, Poetry. Art, Essays, Novels, Travels, Nature, Religious, Bibles, etc. We mention a few titles: At ioc each. ' At 35c each. English Hood Carriages, with full-roll rattan body and patent adjustable wheels. $22.50 each. Seventh floor, G street. Genuine English Tea Pots. HE practical housekeeper knows there is nothing better to make tea in than a genuine English Tea Pot. We are showing a large as sortment of shapes and sizes, in plain and decorated effects. 15c to 60c cach. Fifth floor, G st. Mrs. Leslie Carter as' Dubarry. L.ettera from Florida, by Mrs. Henry Ward Beeoher. , Bits of Wisdom or Daily Thoughts, by William McKlnley. ' Songs of the "G. O. P." a celver skit In verse, by Philander Johnson, with carica tures by Chandlee. And many others. At 15c each. Seen From the 8addle. by Isa C. Cabell. Evening Dross, by William D. Howells. The Unexpected Guest, by William D. Howelis. _ ? The Register, by William D. Howelis. This Picture and That, by Brander Matthews. What'? Whet at Home and Abroad, containing Bill-of-Fare vocabulary. And many others. At 25c each. w. by Mason. Edward J. Cutcliflf A Golden Goss'p. by Mrs. A. T. D. Whiting. Humbugs and Canterbury Folks. b> Mrs. T. Wllberforce. Papa Bouchard, by Moilie Elliot Sea well. Hypnotism, Its History and Present De velopment, by Frederick Bjomstrowi, M D. 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