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With Sunday Morning' Edition. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY January 31, 190S CROSBY S. NO YES Editor as *eeond clast mail matter at th? post office at Washington. D. C. CHE STAR hat a regular and perma nent Family Circulation much mora than t.ho combined circulation of the other Washington dailies. As a News n = a Advertising Medium It baa no competitor. ;. Iu order to avoid delays on account ti personal abscnce letters to THE STAR should not be addressed to any liiSividual connected with the office, but simply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial cr Business Derailment, accoidlng to i nor or purpose. The District and Court Costs. To Chairman Tawney of the House committee on appropriations the most sincere assurances of the District's con sideration and esteem! I'pon just wliat ground, save that the strict letter of a statute requ.red. the District should tie compelled to ear half of the burden ot conducting far western land Irautl proce> dings court, it would tax the shrewdest l<r, .-.aior to state convincingly. Nothing Quit as brazen 111 its deliance oi the rules of fair play and square Ueallng with the District has been proposed since the District was mulcted ot hall tue cost of the atrocious blunders of tue govern ment eng neers in charge of the water works extension. In the lace of a stren uous an<l unyielding objection to a special provision to relieve the District of this item. Chairman Tawncy was compelled, lather than impose this hardship, to sk.U tiie whole item irom the urgent de liciency bill, leaving 110 provision to meet the cost of these proceedings. The episode* brings up afresh the neees :-ity of safeguarding the loca? interests >ioro securely from these occasional in > ursions into its funds. The organic act of IMS provided that one-half of th cost of maintaining the capital munici pality should be j>aid by the general gov ernment. There is not one word in that statute suggestive of intent upon the part of the enacting Congress that the District should 011 its side pay one-ha;r of the cost of maintaining the judicial processes which, although strictly of a federal nature, chance by the accident of subdivision to lie within the District of Columbia. It may be true that a large part of the court business here Is local. But a large part is also federal. The spirit ot the organic act is unquestionably that the District should pay one-half of the cost only of such court processes as are oc cupied in the adjustment of strictly local cases. It is only by a stretch of terms and through custom that the District's half goes to meet any part of the expense of conducting such pro tracted trials as the post office cases, or the Oregon land fraud proeeed'ngs. The District has no possible interest in the outcome of such affairs, other than that of a component part of the American commonwealth. It already pays its proper share of such costs in the form of internal revenue and customs taxes. If the government must try the west ern land cases here, it should pay for them out of its own pocket exclusively. The District suffers enough when such cases are tried here by reason of the congestion of the court calendars and the blockading Of its own legit mate business, without enduring the Imposition of a heavy tax in addition. The Trackage Bill. All sorts of troubles, it is said, are be ing experienced by the members of the House District committee in framing a satisfactory I'nion station trackage bill. The free-transfer lnte ests and the lower far0 interests are clamorous for recog nition. despite the f,\et that in the S"n at* ih? other <lay an emphatic v^to was rut upon the proposition to utilize the rr. astir* to carry th.es* items through to ?1 notinem. Then th^r** are those who ad vocate a tunnel unde the plaza to con v v the street cars, so that the surfac ? ay 1 ot be disfigured and the public en dangT'^d. Finally* th?re are critics of the outes proposed in the scheme worked out by th" D.strict Commissioners after their thorough consideration of the whole sit uation. It is, taken all in all, a complex jumble of inte-ests and plans. I-ast year the House had no such dif ficulty getting Its station trackage bill into shape and finally passing it on to th? Senate. It was the upper house that balked and blocked the road. Now the situation Is reversed, and the lower house Is standing athwart the path. A little more than a week remains before the rext District day in the House, and it is to be seen whether this elementary <1 :es;ion will have lieen answered prac tically by that time or will have 1>een tortured into a veritable legislative problem to the end of causing more de lav in attending to a simple matter of public necessity. A man in Gov. Hughes' position natural Is has more or less difficulty with practi cal politicians who are clever ill maa <iuerading as reformers. 1 ?? Kvery report that comes from John D. Kockefe'.KV indicates that he is still cheer ful In splto of that $2V>.000.?M> fine. California reports a big orange crop. The frult-crop-failure news is not yet formally due. The Special Schools of Washington. ! The urgent deficiency bill passed the House yesterday. without a small i'em urgently recommended by the District Commissioners to correct a tlaw In the current District appropriation act. This X>aragra.ph simply rendered available for the purchase of equipment $."i.OOO of the allowance of for the en orcement of the compulsory education act. Were it not for a strict construction of that law ! by the District auditor and the controller of the Trea.??ury, 110 such special provision would be necessary. Back of the item is an important and interest.ng situat.on, of which probably the people of Washington a e generally unaware. I'nder the operation of the new com l>o y education act some 2.U0O children v? been brought into the school sys T-m Some or' these ar mentally defec. I \e. some are incor;'gible and some are .< )?<? ; ward l*i their development. To orrmodate these pupils and a few who were already in the .schools but were ??ther beyond control or unable to keep ?!p in their studies, hfteen or sixteen spe. . '.-ii schools have been established, styled respectively "ungraded." "disciplinary" II lit] ' atypical " Into them are sent all the children who require s-p *clal attention, close 1 raining, or perhaps meiely a strong hand in restraint. They are grouped ac cording to their spei la'. needs in small ? lasses, under (ompetent t -achers. In this work it is neceshaiy to disre gard the old methods o' teaching and to shift the child frequently from books to things, from mind training to hand train ing. The day may therefore be a back and-forth mixture of class exer^ires and kindergarten, or ?loyd or manual training work. T? accomplish the best results the apparatus Jtor these manual exercises must be close at hand, immediately in the class room. It has thus become necessary to purchase a considerable outfit of equip ment. and under the rulings of tlie law officers this can not be done with the money appropriated for "teachers and buildings " The general manual training and equipment fund of the general school fund is exhausted or mortgaged to the end of the year. The item rejected by the House appropriations committee i^erely made available for this purpose a portion of the current appropriation for the maintenance of the special schools, a sum which if not thus used must be turned into the Treasury at the end of the fiscal year. The work of the special schpols during the last year and a half lias been of a character greatly to encourage those en gaged in it. The experiment, following along lines laid down in some other cities, ! as proved a gratifying success. Tiie several hundred children in these schools have been improved in mind and morals .ind are on the path toward good citizen- j ship. If neglected, as under the old sys- 1 tem. they would grow up into utterly in corrigible or weak-minded men and women, perhaps swelling t lie criminal classes or becoming a burden upon their parents or the community. Inasmuch as the request is not for more money, but for permission to use profit ably and legitimately that which lia? al ready been appropriated, to tlie best pos sible end of educat'on. it would s em as though the Senate committee could do no less than to insert this paragraph in tiie bill when it comes be ore it for eonsidera ! ion Money and Elections. Tiie country is none the wiser for the address made by Mr. Bryan before a House committee yesterday in favor o" publicity for campaign contributions and expenses. He merely encouraged the com mittee with a general approval of the proposition. That It did not need. But when asked as to particulars for per fecting a bill he modfstly?Mr. Bryan can be modest?left all that to others. Here is one thing, then, that Mr. Bryan is not prepared off-hand to settle. The subject is one about which much has been written and spoken. It lends it self easily to virtuous proclamation. Among the noisiest advocates today are men whose names are associated with money in politics. Some are soldiers of fortune, and some popularly believed to have been liberal investors in times past n political securities. They may be tired of the game, and anxious to be protected in future against importunement to sell or buy. Or they may be trying to drown out by vociferation occasional gossip about past transactions. On the other hand, there are advocates of the proposition who command the high est respect. They stand for the b^st things in our politics, and in this thing are very much :n earnest. Mr. McCall, whose bill was referred to by Mr. Bryan, is one of these. But everybody recognizes the difficulty of reaching an evil which everybody pro fesses a desire to have corrected. Money in large sums is necessary nowadays to meet the legitimate expenses of national cam paigns. and campaigns are always in charge of practical po iticians. Such men hold to the doctrine that politics is war, and that the supreme duty of a com mander-in-chief is to win. They are never nice as to means after the battle opens. The question therefore is, can they be made so by statute? If so, i'-s all are agreed, it ought to be done. But all are likewise agreed that such a statute.tto be worth the page on which it is printed, will have to be drawn with almost super human wisdom. One of Mr. Bryan's points was well taken, and that was that publicity should precede the election. For an instance, the New York World is just giving to the public the list of those who contributed money in large sums to Mr. Bryan's cam paign in 1806. Had that list been printed before election day of that year, it would have made the talk of many democratic spellbinders sound ridiculous. And who -hall say that Judge Parker would not have appeared absurd in his complaints against his opponent in 1904 If th ? par ticulars had been obtained and primed of the interest that well-known Wall street men were taking in his campaign? Warfield. Gov. Warfield s reply to the charges against him is much to be praised. It possesses the supreme merit of direct- 1 ness. There is not the slightest sug gestion in it of shuffling or equivocation. Certain things are alleged. He declares they are false?using that word?and calls for proof. This brings the accuser up standing. If the allegations are sustained. Gov. Warfield, as man and politician, will be hopelessly discredited. If they are not sustained, their author will himself stand in the pillory. It is not a campaign con troversy, representing the heat of a strug gle for power, but comes up in cold blood, after Gov. Warfield has returned to private life defeated at the polls for the cherished object of t^is ambition. A full investigation should follow. Estimates that th?* iirst trial of the Thaw case cost in . i:e neighborhood of WO,000 afford another example of the difficulty in giving the taxpayer his money's worth. The Toledo police judge who sentenced himself to the workhouse in order to study its workings may find that he has slightly overdone the thing in popularizing the institution. Senator Tillman has made the not ex traordinary discovery that a king of finance may have the faculty of being ex ceedingly good company. Senator Piatt may be basing hopes on the frequent demonstration in New York that it is never safe to say a boss is i>er manently down and out. i m The Chicago professor who Inquirt s why j people read newspapers ought to under stand that the curious things said by I Chicago professors help some. Prophecies of activity on the part of E. H. Harriman in the next campaign in dicate that his faith in human gratitude is not yet blasted. If the suffragettes have their way the Sapphlra Club may come to be more of an institution than the AHanfas Club. Atlanta now looks with caution even on the physician who prescribes "aqua pura." Massachusetts. The democratic state committee of Massachusetts, controlled by the friends of Henry M. Whitney, refused to in dorse Mr. Bryan for President. But that's no matter. The Whitneyites are but a faction. They were behind the independ ence leaguers In last fall's race. It is not for them to be suggesting to the Denver convention about what is best for ihe national democracy. As everybody knows. George Fred Williams is the beacon light in the Bay state. People at a distance anxious for information nbout who are democrats and wliat is democracy in that quarter of the country guide by him. And Mr. Williams is for Mr. Bryan. He has set the seal of his approval on ttic Orator of the Platte, and i not all the Whltneyltes combined can prevail ^gainst him. Mr. Bryan's frank admiration of the President indicates an entire confidence in the good faith of Mr. Roosevelt's re fusal to accept another term. A novelist in politics always suffers from a certain doubt as to whether he is a zealous patriot or a mere seeker for local color. Emma Goldman has not stepped for ward to welcome Eleanor Glyn as an ex ponent of liberal thought. SHOOTING STARS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. i Needless Reminder. "You must not think that the mere possession of great wealth makes you a man of consequence." "You needn't have said that." answered Mr. Cumrox. "Mother and the girls let me understand it every time we give a party." "De bes' wish you kin make foh a natchelly lazy man dat has curly hair an' plays de guitar," said Uncle Eben, "is dat he ll git bald young an' hab rheuma tism in his fingers." In Congress. ?6f bills that smile and fade away What pictures sad are painted; A lot are introduced each day That never get acquainted. Comprehension of Human Nature. "So you think that man has the faculty of popul irizing himself?" said the politi cal leader. "I am sure of it," answered Senator Sorghum. "I have seen him laugh at the same story half a dozen times without letting on that he has heard it before." A Guess. "Why is it that the fares to Europe are so much cheaper than they used to be?" "Perhaps.'' answered Mr. Dustin Stax. "it's because investigations have let up and the traffic depends more on ordinary citizens than on financiers." Taste. Why is it that some mighty truth With vital meaning fraught Is passed by manhood and by youth With scarce a second thought. In vain the sages pass their days In sad and studious care; And yet of slang the lightest phrase is echoed everywhere! Why is it poetry sublime And sweet symphonic strains Give place unto some silly rhyxne Until the world complains? And as attention backward turns Through nature, with despair You note that what the parrot learns Is, first of all, to swear! Oklahoma's Bad Beginning. From the Boston Transcript. Although the negroes in Oklahoma can not exceed 4 or 5 per cent of the popula tion of the state, the disfranchisement movement has acquired as much momen tum as if white supremacy were in dan ger. It is proposed to disfranchise them bv an ingenious scheme of indirection, which in the eyes of its proponents has the additional merit of applicability to other politically undesirable voters. The disfranchisement bill now before the leg islature provides not for a test for regis tration but for voting. If a majority of a precinct election board so wills. It may | call upon any voter who applies for a i ballot to read and "construe" any section ; of the Constitution of the United States or that of Oklahoma, and on his con struction failing to be satisfactory shall refuse to give him a ballot. Inasmuch aa the Oklahoma constitution Is so com plicated that the Supreme Court itself may be called upon to pass upon some of its provisions, it will be seen that the test is unfair, and that the plain way faring man stands no chance with a board, the majority of whose members have already agreed that his construction shall not be theirs. The party interest of the democrats is to be guarded by a "grandfathers' clause." That Short and Ugly Name.| From the Omaha Bee. "Who is the biggest liar in the United States?" asks the New York Sun. Most folks are committed on that proposition, jut a good many will vote their second j choice for the Sun man who has been writing those stories about war being in evitable and imminent between the United States and Japan. Life Savers. From the Springfield Republican. President Roosevelt has done well to urge that more ample provision be made ! for members of the life-saving service. | Justice and humanity alike call for the | care of men in that dangerous employ I who may be injured in the line of duty, ! and for their families in case of death. \ The perils of the service and the heroism ; of it are well set forth by the President. Hint to Senators. I Form the Philadelphia Inquirer. Politicians in the United States Senate j would lie serving their cpuntry better if they would stop criticising Secretary Cortelyou for trying to check the panic and give their attention to the passage of a bill that will maki such efforts un : necessary in future. Would Rather Be in Washington. From the New York Krenins Post. Senator Tillman's table?regarding the stations of naval officers shows at least that the social advantages of Washington i have been exaggerated. Out of seventy four captains Sinri admirals on shore duty forty-six are in other cities. Truth Hurts Them. From the Chii-aro Record-Herald. Gov. Hughes of New York believes it is the intention of the newspapers in the vast majority of cases to tell the truth. That is what makes some people hate the newspapers so consistently. Doesn't Appeal to Bryan. From the Boston Globe. Hughes has taught the politicians of his party a new trick?the advertising of sl i lence. J He's an A. O. IT. C. Now. From the ProTldence Journal. Having challenged the President to name the eminent malefactors whom he denounces, or cease denouncing them, the Honorable Joseph H. Clioate appears to be eligible to the Augmented Order of Undesirable Citizens. Japanese War Scare in Kansas. 1 From the Emporia Garotte. There is good authority for the state ment that a Japanese fleet Is apt to sail up the Neosho river and bombard Em-1 porta at any time, and the city hasn't even a street sweeping machine for pur poses of defense. We Are Coming to It. From the Boston Herald. Sad to say, the new governor of New Jersey is attracting national attention by living up to all Mis ante-election pledges. When will that sort of conduct be taken for granted? Cheese. From the Boston Transcript. Speaking of the suggestion to American cheesemakers that they go ahead and make cheeses after their own manner and give them Rood domestic names instead of borrowing names us"d on popular brands from foreign countries, it may be said that manufacturers would probably agree to the arrangement if their customers would accept iU N ew Y ork?W A SHIN GT O X?Paris. otlbroa Our Business Hours, Until Further Notice, Are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Valentines and Valentine Favors===Main Fioor, G Street. * Our Aonoal February Furmiiture OMORROW. the ist. we shall inaugurate our Fifth Annual February Furniture Sale, at which time we shall offer a repre-' sentative collection of high-grade goods from the foremost manufacturers, at prices ranging from 25 to 50 per cent below actual values. This sale includes furniture for all parts of the house, and. in view of the advances made in the cost of the manu facture of all kinds of furniture, the values represented at this sale arc far superior to those we have previously offered. The sale will begin tomorrow, Saturday, morning. Details will appear in Saturday's Star, Monday's Herald and Post. Sixth and Seventh floors, G St. i 66 Special Sale off Misses' Peter Thompson" Suits. E-have just received and placed on sale a new invoice of Very Fine Quality Black and White Checked "Peter Thompson" Suits. They arc made of beautiful mate rial, in the full regulation style, with the proper em blems. etc., and are very smart. Sizes 14, 16, 18 and 20 years, or 32, 34 and 36 inch bust measure. v $18,50 each. Regular Price, $25.00 each. New Spring Dresses ??'W raps For Girls and Misses. E are showing a splendid collection of Girls' and Misses' New Spring Jacket Suits. They are made of panama, fine serge and novelty cloth, in stripes and checks. These are shown in sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18 years. $115.00, $118.50, $22.50 and $28.50 each. We have just received a shipment of Misses' and Girls' Spring Reefer Coats, in navy blue, red and black-and-white check materials. They arc made box style, with velvet collar, and lined throughout with silk; sizes 6 to 14. Special value, $112.50 each. We have also received a nice line of Girls' Dresses, in linen, duck and gingham. They are distinctly new and attractive styles, and are prettily trimmed with embroidery; sizes 6 to 14 years. Prices, $5.00 to $115.00 each. There are a few All-wool Panama Jumper Dresses left for misses. They are in dark checks and plaids and the sizes are 14, 16 and 18. We offer them at $8.75 each. Were $113.50. Two Special Values in ? Qirfls' New Lawn Ouiimpes Made of good quality white lawns, in pretty styles, tucked and trimmed with embroider}'. Sizes 4 to 14 years. 75c and $11.00 each. Third floor, G st. Special Sale off Boys' Winter Clothing. ' E are offering several lots of Boys' Clothing at very special prices. Some are goods from our own stock, others were closed out from manufacturers at price concessions. They are all high-class garments, well made and well finished, and at the new prices are exceptional values. Included are Suits, Reefers and Separate Trousers. Boys' Suits, of fine cheviots and worsteds, in knickerbocker and straight-cut trousers styles; sizes 7 to 16. $3.25 each. Were $5.00, $6.00 and $6.50. Boys' High-grade Suits, of fine worsteds, cheviots and cassi meres, in fancy effects; some have knickerbocker trousers, others straight-cut trousers; sizes 8 to 16. $5.00 each. Were $7.50, $8.50 and $110.00. Boys' Fine Suits, of all-wool and part-wool materials, with knickerbocker trousers. Neat, stylish mixtures; sizes 6 to 16. $3.75 each. Were $6c00, $7.50 and $8.00. A large lot of Boys' Reefers, in all the popular materials, and in all sizes. Plain and fahcy effects, well made and finished in a superior manner. $3.95 each. Were $5.00 and $6.00. $5.00 each. Were $6.50, $7.50 and $8.50. Boys' Knickerbocker Trousers, of fine mixed cheviots, worsteds, and cassimcres; man)* of them arc all wool; sizes 3 to 17. 85c a pair. Were $11.50. A lot of Boys' Sweaters, in navy blue and garnet, with contrast ing color combinations: coat style. Good quality; sizes 7 to 14. 69c each. Were $11 .r~ .Tlilrd floor, Tenth st. Special Sale off Men's Shirts, Pajamas, Cravats. OME of the goods concerned arc from our own stock; some are the surplus or small lots and ends of lines closed out from the makers at price concessions. All are desirable and represent very exceptional values. Lot i?Men's Shirts, made of fine printed madras and percale, in light effects for early spring wear. A great many arc coat style, with cuffs attached or detached. Many of them have stiff bosoms. They are all fresh, new goods and the line of sizes is complete. 85c each. Regular Prices, $11.00 and $1.50. Lot 2?Men's White Shirts, for dress and business wear; some with short bosoms, some with long bosoms, some with full-dress bosoms. 85c each. Regular Prices, $11.00 and $1.50. * Lot 3?Men's Pajamas of fine light-weight English cheviots, in tan, blue and gray effects, finished with frog or loop fasteners. Also a lot of Percale Pajamas, in neat figure effects, finished with pearl buttons and military collars. These are attractive, well-made gar ments and a splendid value. $ LOO per suit. Regular Price, $11.50 per suit. Main floor. F st. Glove Department. UST received our new spring importation of Women's i6-button Glace Mousque taire Gloves, in tan, mode ind black; now on sale in all sizes. A special value, $3.00 the pair. Main floor, G st. Special Values in Boys' and Youths' Shoes. Reliable Corsets. HE following models have many points of merit to recommend them to dis criminating women. They are strictly up-to-date in shape and style, made of good, honest ma terials, and priced very moderate ly, quality considered. Corset "H" Girdles, wide tape, elas- <?i tie* attached !j)l.OO "Ideal"' Girdles. batiste, well honed, i top trimmed with torchon lace and rft>- &, j hon $1.00 Corset "H." coutll. short hip. Imp ; bust, e'.astlcs attached W. C. C. Corsets, coutll. long and i short hip, medium bust, elastic* at tached C. B. Corset*, light-weight coutll. $I.OO E recently closed out \ $1.00 from a prominent manufacturer, - at a price concession, two lots of Boys' and Youths' Shoes, which we offer at very special prices, as follows: I?ot 1?Boys' and Youths' Box Calfskin Shoes, Blucher cut, with Goodyear welt sole. Neat and attractive shoes made for hard wear. Sizes 1 to 5% B, C, D and E lasts. $2.25 a pair. Value, $3.00. Lot 2?Boys and Youths' Box Calfskin Shoes, Blucher cut, with Goodyear welt sole. Well-made and well-finished shoes, especially desirable for school use. Sizes 1 to B, C, D and E lasts. $3.00 a pair. Value, $3.50. Also Misses' and Children's Button and Lace Stboes, of dongola kidsklu and box r-alfskin. with patent tip or tip same and good strong soles; sites I0V3. Pair.......................... Sices 11 to 2. Pair $1-75 Misses' and Children's Box Calfskin Lace and Button Shoes, with Goodyear ^ welt sole; sixes 8^ to 10**. Pair: ^AAJ Sixes 11 to 2. Pair $2-50 Miases' and Chljdren's Patent Kldskin Lace and Button Shoes, with Goodyear welt Hole; suitable for dress; sites 8Vi <g2 OO to !0V?. Fair Sites 11 to 2. Pair. Third floor. Tenth at, TV. C. C. Corsets, omtll, high bust and long hip; alao high buat and short hip: c. elastics attached Corset "H," coutll, low bust, long hip. elastics attached $1.50 J. B. Corsets, coutll, high bust, long hip. clastics attached 'third flo<?r. Eleventh st. $1.50 tip of t0 $I-50 Pure Food Department. "Colonial" Extra Fancy Creamery Butter. lb,. 40c; 5 It* 91.011 Home-made Beaten Biscnlta. doten 15c "Colonial" Vanilla Extract, 2-ox. bottle. 23c: % pint. 75c; pint fl.45 Colonial Catsup, bottle 330 Colonial Mustard Sauce, prepared by u*. bot tle. lie and 3<V Choice Layer and Whole rigs, lb 15c to 25< Choice Whole Pigs, stuffed with nats or cher ries, glass Jar 30. "Colonial" Absolutely Pure Jams. Jar, SB*:: doaen $2R0 Colonial Mincemeat, lb.. 15c; 5 lba 70r Fruit Butters, in 3-lb. crocks; apple, 35c: peach 45,. Mrs. Kellner's Jellies, glaaa... 15c, 18c and Sir "Colonial" Fnbleached Lard, 3-lb. can, 45c; 8 lb. can. 75c; 10-lb. can il.4<> New Orleans Sugar Cane Table Svrup. ouart bottle. 23c; gallon Jug ...V... ,7o. Chandon Absolutely Pure Ollv* Oil. Imported from Bordeaux. France 25c to $3.15 Full assortment of Huntley * Palmer's Im ported English Biscuits, pekg 13c to 50^ Extra Fancy Malaga Grapes, lb 18< Choice Florida Sweet Oranges, dot...30c to 50c Selected Eating Apples, basket 25c and 30. Fancy Wlndura Grape Fruit. 2 and 3 for...25' Extra Fancy Seede.l Raisins, lb 15c Maraschino Cherries, bottle.. .25<\ 45c and 7fc "Queen" and Stuffed Ollres. bottle...10c to Me "Colonial" Minnesota Spring Wheat Flaiur. 1-10. 60c; >*. K5c: >1 fl.85; $3.70; bbl .iT.40 Pineapple Cheese 45c. 70c sod #1.10 Vermont Safe, Imported Sweltter. Roquefort, ramembert, Ran Sago. Edam. English Dalrv. Neufchatel. Philadelphia Cream and New fork Full 1'ream Cheeses. Self-rising Buckwheat. 2-lb. pekg l(v old-fashioned pemeylvanla Buckwheat. 6-!b. bag Franklin Mills Self-rising Flour, carton I$. (~*T FVFR invention .Farewell ? Rhine's Creocn Flour, io-lb. bag.75 Cl^E-V 1 Farewell A r.hlnc's Diabetic Flour, TO-IK ------ " $1.10 $2.50 The Marvellous Wondergraph. White Dresses for E are showing an ex cellent assortment of dainty Dresses, for infants and children, made of sheer nainsooks, fine India linons, etc., of foreign and domes tic manufacture. Some are hand made. All are neatly and becom ingly trimmed. Very appropriate for southern wear. A few excellent values: Nainsook Short Dresses, trimmed with insertion and tucks; also Bishop style. with ruffle on neck and sleeves; sites ? months to 3 year*. Each Nainsook Short Dresses. made full from the neck, with turn-down collar-a style suitable for hoys: others with laco snd hemstitching to form round yoke; sites ?> months to 3 years. Eacb.? Nainsook and India Llnon Short Dresses, some made Ilubbard style; some with tucks to form yoke, and others with lace, featheratltching and Cr m tucks; sites 6 months to 3 years. Each. India Llnon Short Dresses, some with turks and featheratltching to form yoke; others Bishop style trimmed with bead ing. lace and ribbon; sites 8 months to 2C 3 rears. Esch " " ~ India Llnon Short Dresaes. Bishop style, with tteat turn-down collar and turn-back cuffs tlnlafred with hemstitch ing, featheratltching a ud French knota; <gj sixes 1 and 2 yeans. Bach ? o India Llnon Short Dresaes. with line tucka and featheratltching to form yoke: lace on neck and sleeves; sites 1 Cj nr and 2 yeara. Each * '* ^ Hand-made Nalnaook Short Dresaes, with toe tucka to jtarm yoke, lacc on $2.00 neck and sleeves. Each * Haod-made Nalnaook Short Dresses, with hand-embroidered yoke; lace on ?2 7C neck and slewves. Each "r /J Hand-made Nalnaook Short Dresaea. with fine tucka and featherstltchtog to form yoke; lace on neck and sleeves. qq Each Third floor, Eleventh st. Sale of Silk PettScoats. PECIAL attention is called to the following excellent values in Silk Petticoats. They are made of good qualities of taffeta silks, in black, white and colors, including the light evening shades, and are suit able for all purposes ? house, street, evening, traveling, etc. These Petticoats are the prod uct of a prominent manufacturer, who, in order to reduce his stock, ,-oc' closed them out to us at a price | concession. Divided into five lots, : as follows: I Lot 1 ?Black Taffeta Silk Petticoats, trimmed /D*- i with accordion-plaited flounce and full ruffle I good quality silk, and suitable for traveling or general wear. $3-95 each. Value, $5.00. Lot 2?Black Taffeta Silk Petticoata, made In two attractive atylea; one with full flare flounce, accordion plaiting and full ruffle; the other with deep flare flounce of sectkmal ruffles; both have silk dust ruffle. $5.50 each. Value, $7.50. Ijot 3?Taffeta Silk Petticoata, In black, white and the wanted colors, trimmed with deep flare flounce finished with tucks, accordion plaltfag and full fluffy ruffle. $5.00 each. Value, $6.50. Lot 4? Heavy Taffeta SUk Petticoata, in black, white and the faahlonable colors, trimmed with deep shirred flounce finished with fluffy sectional ruffles. $7.75 each. Value $8.50. Lot 5?Heavy Rustling Taffeta Silk Petticoats, In all the wanted colors, trimmed with wide flare tucked flounce finished with fluffy ruffle and rue h tog. $7.50 each. Value, $8.00. Third floor, Eleventh at. and fascinating toy, which makes beautiful designs as if by magic and such as no artist could draw. Besides being an engrossing amusement for everybody, young and old, and furnishing a delight ful training for the eye, the Won dergraph supplies practical de signers and draftsmen with a new and valuable instrument. $11.00 each. Nowr on demonstration in our Toy Department. Fourth floor, Eleventh st. J>a*... Whole Wheat Flour, lb .5. 01d-fashi<med IVarl Hominy, lb Bloaters )?? in basket' UR.-' Winorr Kertielled Corn snd Succotash, can. 15f-: doten $1.75 Freshly Baked Cakes, from 26. fholcc Confections, lb 25c to HV Fifth floor. Tenth p. Demonstration of the <( "Nugget" Polishes. E are demonstrating in our Shoe Depart ment, third floor, the " Nugget" Polishes. These Polishes are made in Lon don, and are used in the royal households?a guarantee of their merits. They are free from injuri ous substances, produce a bright, lasting polish, and are practically water-proof. You are invited to see the dem onstration and have your shoes polished free. Third floor. Tenth at. Colonial" Effectively Pasteurized Butter. OMES only to us in Wash ington. It is emphatically unlike the various grades of butters to be had almost anywhere. In a word, it is the best butter we are able to buy. It appeals especially to those who are particular and really ap preciate an unusual quality. In sanitary packages. ? 5 lbs., $11.95; tib.f 40c. Fifth floor. Tenth at. grade Toilet Articles. Lister!ne. bottle 15?- and &V* Murray & Latiman'* Florida Water, bottle. ,4?< Mlcbelaitn's nay Itum, ltottle. .3.V, 50c and 0t< 4711 Cologne, bottle 25c. 45c and 85c Mennen's Talcum Powder, box lie <V>lgate's Talcum Powder, box 15c and 25< Mum. box ltr IJaterated Tooth Powder, bottle ITc Colgate's Tooth Powder, bottle 15.' Lyon's Tooth Powder, box |4<* f'aklcr's Tootli Powder, bottle 15c aad 8 Sheffield Tis?th Paste, tube tic Rubifoam. bottle 17c Oriental Cream, bottle fl.Oil Benzoin and Almond Cream, bottle 25c F mat Ilia, l>ottleITc Patey's Cold Cream, Jar Main floor, G st. I I M ?( | <|l Special Lessons in Hygienic Cooking. HE Southern Cotton Oil Co.'s culinary expert, Miss S. F. Bonner, is giving a series of special lessons, using Snowdrift and Wesson Oil, 10 a.m. to i p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Delicious cakes and pastries served free. Fifth floor. Woodward & Lothrop.