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Washington's Foremost Cloak and Suit Store
"We Court Comparison, ^^?^\BC>MENSOWIEK3ARMENB EXCLUSIVELY^-?'^ New Store?1106 Q St.--Entire Building;. The purchase and sale of the sev eral hundred Women's and Misses' Tailored Suits as advertised Sunday caused the biggest sort of a sensation. Suits that were made to sell at $25 to $50 are offered at Xot over one or two of a kind, but all are made of the highest grade ma terials, which the maker could not du plicate. All fabrics, styles and colors are embraced in the four lots. N ^^and Costumes <&11 9 (Q)g Ajqj) and Dresses,**? ^ Adojr<LM Even greater bargains than those in the sale of suits. It's a positive fact that we paid more than $12.95 f?r dresses and costumes just like these not three weeks ago. Made of beautiful Foulard Silks of an exceptionally fine grade and in the most distinctive styles. Arkansas Farmer Follows Advice of Cooper and Gains Fifteen Pounds in Few Weeks. A. D. Henry, ? prominent fsrmer living on Rural lioute No. 5, Jonesboro, Ark., in * itittBKnt (riven for publication, tells s story that makes interesting reading for pontons Vbo saffer from stomach trouble. Mr. ficnry says:' "For six years I was a chronic sufferer from stomscb trouble. In sll that time I did not est a meal to enjoy it. No matter what I ate it cauaed pain and distress. Food laid in a hard lump upon my stomach. I lost in flesh and strength, and wm unable to find relief. I suffered night and day?was robbed of my sleep'and rest, and arose in the morn ing as tired as when I went to bed. I wss completely run down, and derived no benefit from any medicine I took. "One day while in town my druggist recom mended Cooper's New Discovery. I hsd noticed several articles in the newspapers regarding this man Cooper's work in the larger cities, and decided to give his medi cine a trial. Ita effect surprised me. Before I bad .taken all of the first bottle 1 felt won drously Improved. The pain and distress bad left me, my appetite was good, my bowels were moving regularly and naturally, and I began to sleep soundly at night. "I continued the treatment, taking several more bottles, and in six weeks' time I felt like a new man, fully restored to health and strength. I gained fifteen pounds while tak ing the Cooper medicine. I cannot say enough in praise of Cooper's New Discovery It brought new life to me." The theory of L. T. Cooper la based upon common-sense reasoning. When asked re ceptly why his medicine Is so successful he replied: "My New Discovery is successful because it corrects the stomach. My theory is thst few can be sick if the digestive appa ratus is working properly. It naturally fol lowa that few can be well with a poor diges tion. I know from experience that most of the tired, half-sick people that are so com mon nowadays have half-sick stomachs. Put the stomach in shspe and nature does the rest. The result is genersl good health. My medicine does this." Cooper's New Discovery is a boon to stom ach sufferers. It Is sold by all druggists everywhere. A sample bottle mailed free upon request by addressing The Cooper Medi cine Company, Dayton, Ohio. ?i??mimim?inM??m?miiiiiiiiiminmm?imiiiifyfflt?mu?imimiuimmmw First Reductions of the Season in Louvre Spring Suits. The wyn Correct Dm* Tor First Reductions of the Season in Louvre Spring Dresses Cloth Saints, SMk Messafline Dresses, Silk Foyflard Dresses, at Great Reductions. There are a great many women who make it a custom to buy their Spring Tailored Suits and Dresses after Easter in order to-profit by the inevitable reductions in price. The Louvre's exclusive designs in the season's best materials all new clean goods?none carried over from last year?no samples?no job lots?at exactly 25 , per cent less than regular prices. All $19.75 All $22.50 All $24.75 All $29.75 All $34.75 All $39.75 All $44.75 Suits and Dresses Reduced to $14.80 $16.83 $18.57 $22.32 $26.08 $29.81 $33.57 1115-17 F St. N.W. Opposite Columbia Theater. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiintriiiinniiiiiTmniiniiiiiiiiiiiiii iinmnmnniiimmmi Wallace Duncan Piercy died at his home Miss Virginia Churchman, aunt of the" In Petersburg, Va. He was twenty-four late John W. Churchman, died at 8taun years old and Is survived by bis parents ton, Va? aged seventy years, the last and one brother. of his immediate family. CLEANING UP THE CITY Supt. Wood Tells of Work of His Department. FILTH FOUND IN ALLEYS Addresses Northeast Citizens' As sociation. RECLAMATION OF THE FLATS President Tucker Begards Pro visions of the District Bill as Significant. J. M- Wood, superintendent of the street cleaning department of the District gov ernment, last night addressed the North east Washington Citizens' Association on the work of cleaning the city. He de clared that the work that is being done at this time is one of the most important moves that has ever been made In this city. Vacant lots, alleys and-woodsheds are being cleaned, Supt. Wood stated, and it is surprising that so great an amount of filth la being found. From the alley in the rear of the bureau of engraving and printing haulers moved thirty cubic feet of filth, while In the basement of one house In another - part of the city there was found a pile of ashes and trash estimated at fifteen loads. ,vThe street cleaning department, said Supt. Wood, has not had any trouble with front yards and streets, but trouble has been experienced' In getting back yards and sheds clean. Rats, chickens and dogs, he said, scratch considerable quantities of filth from under shed*, and when there is no filth to be scratched the conditions Will be better. He said he hoped the work would be completed by May f, when the people will have a clean city. * "When this filth has all been removed, asked Mr. Frizzell, "will there b.3 any disinfectant used?" ? ? "That question," said Mr. Wood, I cannot answer, but I suppose the occu pants of premises will see to that." Continuing, Mr. Wood told of an in stance in the northeast section in which occupant8 of the house cut a hole in the kitchen floor and threw ashes and garbage through it. He thought there were several loads of debris there, and possibly germs of typhoid fever are there. On motion of W. S. Branson, the asso ciation voted to sanction the move made to clean up the city. Supt. Wood said he fully indorsed what is contemplated by the Twentieth Cen tury Club. No one man can hope to clean the city and keep it In good condi tion without the help of the residents. A resolution commending the members of the Twentieth Century Club for the Inter est displayed In getting the city clean was adopted. Anacostia Flats Improvement. Evan H. Tucker, president of the asso ciation, told the members of something of the provisions of the District appropria tion bill, which will be of benefit to the people of the eastern section. One of the most Important provisions, he stated, is the one providing $5,OHO for the exami nation of title to land along the Ana costia river. "This appropriation." said Mr. Tucker, "was obtained through the influence of Senator Galllnger, chairman of the Dis trict committee, and it carries with it an indication that he intends to push the I great project of reclaiming the Anacos tia flats. As soon as the ownership of the land is determined, I'm satisfied Sen ator Galllnger will prove himself an able champion of the improvement." "Northeast Washington did not get much for street improvements." said President Tucker, "but as It got more than any other section I suppose we will have to be satisfied. The amount appro priated for this section Is 125,000." 1 The H Street Subway. W. J. Frizzell, chairman of the com mittee on railroads, told of what had been done to remedy conditions in the I H street subway. Commissioner Judson, he stated, Is willing to visit the subway and get an Idea of what is needed. He will also Inspect the property yard in the northeast section against which so I much objection has been urged. S. Sowerbutts, chairman of the com mittee on street railways, told of what had been done In the effort to obtain an all-night service on the Columbia line and a ride to Union station from H street on one fare. The matter, he said, is before the electric railway commission. Mr. Frizzell told of a conversation he had with H. C. Eddy, executive officer and secretary to the railway commission. The latter, he stated, told him four in spectors were at work looking Into the question of the overcrowding of cars. The next meeting of the commission, he said, I is to be held tomorrow afternoon, and he suggested that the association be rep resented at the hearing. ; Widening P Street Northeast. ! D. D. Bo wen called attention to the question of widening F street northeast from the Union station to 8th street, where tracks are soon' to be laid by the Capital Traction Company, and wanted to know if the company would defray the expense of changing the fences and restoring the sidewalks. There was no one who could answer the question, i A. H. F.* Holsfen presented a paper commending Congress for raising the sal ary of the President to 175,000, and ex pressed the hope that It would be raised to $500,000. He recommended other sal aries as follows: Three Commissioners, $7,500 each: city postmaster, $6,000; health officer, $6,000; chief of police, $5,0U0; chief of fire department, $5,000; secretary to the Commissioners, $4,000. It was further stated that increased salaries should be paid the higher officials of the District government. "You have neglected the poorest paid employe of the District," remarked Dr. L. D. Walter. "I refer to the morgue master. He Is one of the hardest worked employes of the District government, re ceiving $50 a month for working twenty foin- hours a day, and he has to handle all the dead." ; "Then," rejoined Mr. Holster, "his pay should be doubled." CLEVER DOCTOR CUBED A 20 YEARS' TROUBLE WITHOUT ANY MEDICINE. A wise Indiana physician cured a 20 year*' stomach disease Without any medicine, as his patient tells: "I had stomach trouble for 20 years, tried fam ily medicines, patent medicines and all the sim ple remedies suggested by my friends, but grew worse all the time. "Finally a doctor who is the most prominent physician 1n this part of the state told me medi cine would do me no good, only irritate my stomach and make it worse?that I must look to diet and quit drinking coffee. "I cried out in alarm. 'Quit drinking Coffee!' why. 'What wUI I drink V " 'Try Poatum.' said the doctor. 'I drink it and you will like It when it la made according to directions, with cream, for it is delicious and has none of the bad effects coffee has.' "Well, that was two years ago end I am still drinking Postum. My stomach Is right again and . I know doctor hit the nail on the head when he doclded coffee was the cause of all my trouble. I only wish I bad quit It years ago and drank Poatum in its place." Never too late to mend. Tan days' trial of Poatum In place of coffee works wonders. "There's a reason." book in pkgs. for the famous little book, "The Boad to WellYllle." EVER BEAD THE ABOVE LETTER? A NEW ONE APPEARS FROM TIME TO TIME. THEY ARK GENUINE, TRUE AND FULL. OF HUMAN INTEREST. Dr. Curtis Retires From the Playgrounds Association. 1 RESIGNATION A SURPRISE Announces His Acceptance of Posi tion at Harvard University. PRESIDENT RUDOLPH S REPORT Work of the Year Briefly Reviewed at Annual Meeting?Officers Unanimously Elected. The resignation of Dr. Henry S. Curtis as supervisor of the local "playgrounds was accepted and officers for the ensuing year were elected at the annual meeting of the Washington Playgrounds Associa tion, held in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce late yesterday afternoon. Cuno H. Rudolph was re-elected presi dent for the eighth time, over his pro test, and at the end of the meeting he threatened to send In his resignation within a shorty time. The resignation of Dr. Curtis was a general surprise, although his intention was known to a few of the prominent workers for the playgrounds. In a letter to President Rudolph, which was read at yesterday's meeting, he said: "Having accepted a position in Har vard, I wish to tender my resignation as supervisor of the Washington play grounds. "As I expect to remain in the city until about May 1, I shall be glad to retain the supervisorship until that time, unless It be desired to secure another supervisor earlier, in order that I may assist In equipping the Bruen Home and keep things moving at Rosedale. There is also several other little things that I hope to be able to attend to in odd moments." As Dr. Curtis has been serving as super visor here since March 1 without pay, no objection was raised to his remaining in the same capacity until May 1. On mo tion of t)r.' George M. Kober, the associa tion tendered a vote of thanks to Dr. Cur tis for his efforts in behalf of the local playground system. Officers Unanimously Elected. The officers were elected unanimously, as follows: President, Cuno H. Rudolph; first vice prisedent, Arthur C. Moses; sec first vice president, Arthur C. Moses; sec cott; treasurer, John B. Sleman, jr.; di rectors, W. H. Baldwin, Ernest P. Bick nell. Miss Elizabeth V. Brown, Fred Q. Coldren, Alford W. Cooley, Judge William H. DeLacy, John B. Dickman, Dr. Mer rill E. Gates, Mrs. William H. Hoeke, Prof. B. T. Janney, Dr. George M. Kober, Otto Luebkert, Prof. W. S. Montgomery, Arthur C. Moses, B. W. Murch, Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey. Mrs. Giles Scott Rafter, Mrs. Henry T. Rainey, Cuno H. Rudolph, Joseph I. Saks, Dr. W. S. Sea man, John B. Sleman, Jr., Eugene E. Stevens, Dr. Rebecca Stoneroad, Maj. Richard Sylvester, Dr. William Tindall, Rev. John Van Schalck. Jr., G. A. Weber. James E. West and Miss Edith C. West cott. i | These officers and directors were nomin- I ated by a committee composed of William H. Baldwin, G. A. Weber and Elizabeth V. Brown. As soon as the report was read, Mr. Rudolph relinquished the chair to Prof. B. T. Janney and then told the association that it was Impossible for him to serve another year as president. He said that his other duties had recently in creased. and that he felt that he was not in a position to continue at the head. In conclusion, he nominated Arthur C. I Moses as president. Dr. Kober remarked that Mr. Moses was to be first vice president and should take over some of the burdens of the president, and moved that the nominations as re ported be accepted unanimously. Mr. Ru dolph was the only one to vote in op position. I Prof. Janney moved that the president appoint a committee of three at once to take charge of the improvements to be made on the Georgetown playground, made possible by the allowance in the last District appropriation bill, and the motion passed. President Rudolph's Report. The reports of the officers and com mittees took up the remainder of the time of the meeting. President Rudolph re counted the activities of the past year and outlined the work for the coming twelve months. His report follows: j "The statements embodied in the pam phlet issued by this association a few months ago, which, no doubt, has been read by all, covered any report that could be made by either the president or the supervisor, and there seems, therefore, no reason to take up the time of this meet ing in going over the details of the busy period of the past year. You are familiar with the success of "Tag day" and the various other activities carried on by the association to replenish its depleted cof fers, and with the noble way our citizens responded to our appeals after Congress failed in Its duty toyard the children of Washington. You are also aware how Mrs. Roosevelt ? came to our rescue in October last, when our funds were low. by permitting the Greet players to give their performances on the White House lawn. Those who witnessed the final tournaments in September will agree with me that they were the best ever held, and showed marked Improvement in all the records of the children. i "The most recent feature was the course of lectures by Dr. Griggs, from which quite satisfactory returns are expected. You also know that Congress again failed to make adequate appropriations, in spite of GUI' most carewully planned and vigor ous campaign. Our appropriations for the coming fiscal year are: $5,000 for the improvement of the Georgetown play-1 ground and $1,500 for equipment for mu nicipal playgrounds. J Board of Education Control. j "Several months ago the board of edu cation expressed a desire to exercise con- I trol over the eighteen playgrounds con nected with the schools, and the board of directors, after carefully considering the matter, voted unanimously that the wish of the board of education be grant- I ed. This association, therefore, has only the municipal playgrounds to oversee hereafter. The superintendent of public I buildings and grounds revoked dur per mit for the use of two reservations, those lying between K and L, 5th and 6% streets southeast and Virginia avenue and 11th street southeast, which at this time leaves us only eleven municipal grounds. I am quite sure that these grounds can be used again, but this association will see that they are properly policed both day and night. "The Rosedale playground, for the im provement of which Congress made an appropriation last year, will soon be ready for use. "For the Improvement of the bathing beach Congress made a small appropria tion, and various changes are being made there now. "In concluding, I desire to express my gratitude for the valuable assistance ac corded me by the officers of the associa tion and the members of the board of directors." Treasurer Stevens' Report. The report of the treasurer. E. E. Stevens, showed the balance in the treas ury at the beginning of the year was $826.96; the receipts for the year were $17,239.22: the expenditures, $17,744.78, and the balance on hand at present, $321.40. The report was referred to the American Auditing Company to be audited. The report of the finance committee dealt largely with matters of office rou tine, limiting leaves of absence to regular employes to thirty days in a year, allow ing leave pro rata for those employed for six months but less than a year, and denying leave of absence to those em ployed for less than six months of the I year. The report was referred to the executive [committee. A Post-Easter Suit Attraction for Men Values Up to $20.00 We never allow trade to drag. When most stores ex pect and experience a Post-Easter reaction, we anticipate conditions, meet them with trade-compelling reductions, and the "Busiest Men's Store" becomes busier than ever. Today We Place on Sale the Newest Spring Models in All the Fashionable Fabrics Choice of 250 Men's Suits in all the new shade wor steds, grays, smoke, fawn, tan and new green mixtures. Also neat clear gray cassimeres, cut in the latest models, two and three button coats. Full line of styles from conservative to extreme effects. Suits worth $15.00, $18.00, $20.00, at the special price of $13.75. Its $c (Emttpamj Penna. Avenue Seventh Street ?_. Every Purchase, Great or Small, Will Be Charged. JJITYD ill lu Misses' Tailor-made Suits, in many new and handsome spring styles; the suits sold every where $15. A bargain at. Misses' Skirts of fine pan ama and voile; trimmed with taffeta silk and buttons; a big bargain at "$10.9, .00 Girls' Spring Jackets, in navy blue, alice blue and red; all sizes, 6 to 14 years: sold usually at $5. ^ Girls' Reefers, in checks and blue serge; all sizes, 2 to 6 years; the ^ <1 latest styles. ^ | 0yU Special price. Choice from a lot of about 50 Misses' Tailored Spring Suits, in all the most popular shades; very smart and styl '? 14.95 $20....... Girls' Washable Dresses, in various neat and attractive styles; Gretchen and jumper effects; 6 to 14 ([\lQsv years; all fast color materials.. Children's Drawers; per fectly made of best muslin; embroidery trim mings ; in all sizes; bargain at MINUTE MEN ASIC RECOGNITION DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS OF 1861 PROPOSE MONUMENT. Services of Men Who Saved Capital Extolled at Meeting of Sur vivors Last Night. The District of Columbia volunteers of 1801, first to be armed and equipped to respond to the call of the government when Washington was lr eriled at the outbreak of the civil war, last night cele brated the forty-eighth anniversary of their muster Into the United States Army. The proposition was made that the serv ices of the. District of Columbia volun teers should be fittingly commemorated by the general government by the erec tion of a monument to "the Washington Minute Men of 61" in one of the parks of this city. On the platform were Col. Edwin H. Holbrook. commander of the Department of the Potomac, G. A. R., and Past Com manders Bingham and Stone. CoL Holbrook a Speaker. Col. Holbrook was lavish in his praise of the heroism of the District soldiers who responded to the call of duty before the troops from the north and west ar rived to reinforce them. Cols. Stone and Bingham said that for a tense period the District militia was me only barrier between the capital and the southern soldiers, then massing on the opposite side of the Potomac. President Clark of the association and other speakers told of the outposts of the Washington soldiers at Chain Bridge, across Long Bridge and at other outlying points. They also told how the local sol diery, with muskets loaded with minle' balls, escorted President Lincoln from the White House to the Capitol when he was inaugurated the first time and guarded him while he delivered his inaugural addrefes. Frank Burrows, late private of Com pany B, First Battalion, D. C. Volunteers, 1861, read a paper on the stirring times when war was first declared. The paper was ordered to be made a part of the per manent records of the association of Dis trict veterans. Unrecognized Heraes. In part, Mr. Burrows' said: "Right here at the capital are many veteran soldiers of the dark days of March and April of 1881, men who stood between those of the south who were ready and anxious to cross the Potomac and occupy the public any other build ings. This was long before troops ffom any part of the country arrived in the city. "These men assisted in the Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln when no other vol unteer troops were here. These men were the first to muster in as volunteers. April 10, 1861. -They guarded the public buildings and the District of Columbia and made it possible for the government to live. These men were first to advance into Virginia and Maryland. Among: them was the first men killed, and they cap tured the first prisoners of war. These men, about 3.500, a small part of whom are still living, were scattered along the banks of the Potomac from op posite Alexandria, Va., to Seneca, Md., doing duty which a little later on re quired at least ten times that number. They were also called upon to go to Bal timore. Md., to assist the 6th Massachu setts Volunteers, who were mobbed on their way through that city April 10, 18B1, and who arrived at the capital the 20th of April, the first uniformed soldiers to respond to the call -of President Lincoln. "These men of the District mostly uni formed themselves and rented and paid for their quarters and fed themselves. They never were compensated in any way. "It is well known that had the men of the south entered the city and placed their flags on the government buildings the world at large would have recognised the Confederacy. It is well known that the District of Columbia furnished more soldiers in the Union army in proportion to population than any state in the Union. "It has been admitted by those who know that these men saved the capital to the nation, and maybe the outcome, of. the war. "But these old veterans have had no champion in Congress or elsewhere to say anything about the part they took In the dark days of 1861. Have they been forgotten? Let us hope not." PLEAD FOR ELECTRIC LAMPS WANTED BT NORTH CAPITOL STREET RESIDENTS. Citizens' Association. Committee Pre sents Claims at Public Hearing Before the Commissioners. That electric arc lamps replace the gat lamps now in use on North Capitol street between H and Q streets Is the plea made to the District Commissioners by repre sentatives of the North Capitol and Eck ington Citizens' Association. They ap peared at a public hearing In the board room of the District building at 10:30 o'clock this morning. In opening the appeal President E. T. ! Thompson outlined the growth of North Capitol street in Importance, and pictured the increase in traffic during the past few years. There are now, he said, forty-six | business places on the section of the street upon which arc lights are desired. I and the vehicular and street car traffic ! is very heavy at night, as well as in tb? daytime. William O. Henderson an4 Herman E. Blau spoke along the same I line. It was suggested that the Commissi on ers use a part of the appropriation for street lighting extension to make this improvement, or transfer arc lamps from other streets less important to North Capi tol street. W. C. Allen, electrical engi neer, stated that about $3,200 was avail-, able for street lighting extension next year, and that this monejr was needed In other places. As for transferring light* from other streets, Mr. Allen declared that he knew of no places from whleh the lamps could be taken. The Commissioners took the matter us der advisement. COLDS CAUSE HEADACHE. LAXATIVE BROMO Qulntue, the worMwtdi Cold and Grip rrmwljr, remove* eaose. OaD for full same. Look (or signature K. W. OB0TB. Sta.