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New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. * Friday's Our Remnant Day. HE REMNANTS of the week that 5s ending must go lbefore the new week begins. /fT This thoroughness, this regularity, with which we clean house (and no store in the world does it more thoroughly) enables us to offer for the selection of our customers a stock that is always clean, fresh, complete and up=to=date, and, on Fridays, to offer so many and genuine bar= gains. No slow merchandise is allowed to exist here. Remnants are disposed of quickly and completely on Friday of each week, Bargain opportunities for tomorrow abound=and the goods are just such things as are needed daily for personal and home uses. Friday Bargain in . Men's Two-piece Suits. We offer a line of Men's Two piece Slimmer Suits at a saving vof from $2.50 to $5.00 on regular prices. Materials are cassimeres and worsteds, made in the popu- j lar 3-button model, with broad shoulders and snug-fitting collars. Colors are light and dark grays, browns, tans and neat striped ef fects. Sizes 35 to 44. Special prico. $10.00 each. Values, $12.50 and $15.00. And these remnants: 1 Men'* Spring-weight Overumt. in fancy tan effect; sii^ lined: sue 3N. Reduced froui $20.00 to 2 Mail's fonts, of Scotch mixtures, suitable for ruin or kMdc; perfect fitting: sizes :u"i and 30: .">2 in<*hes long. Reduced from $20.00 to $12.75 each. , , 25 Men's Fancy Vests, in neat and deslr.iole patterns and ?,?>lorings. Including Tests for wear with tuxedo and full dress suits: soiled. Re duced from $:t.flO. $1 00 and $?"? <'0 to $1.95 each. Main floor. Tenth st. Men's Furnishings Dept. 40 Men's Light-weight Bslbrifcgnn Shirts and r>r?wers; shirt", short sleeves, sir.es ;*>, 38 and AO. drawers, sizes .12. 34. :!0 and 40. Redm-ed from 25c to 3 garments for 50c. 12 snits Men's White Madras Pajamas. trim med with blue chambray; small and large nixes; boiled. Reduced from $1.50 to $1.15 suit. ?n pair* Men's Silk l.lsle Thread Sox. 'n purple. green and cadet. French ami nary blue; site 10|j. Reduced from 50c to 35e; 3 pairs for $1.00. 75 pairs Men's Fancy l.lsle Thread Sox. 1n ?tripes and plaids?ends of lines; sizes 9'i nnd 10. Reduced from 25c, 35e and 50c to 0 pairs for $1.00. 23 pairs Men's Light-weight Chamois Gloves, in dark brown only: sizes 7. 7V?, 7M? and ducod from $1.50 to 50c pair. 40 Men's Silk Bow Ties; good colors: road* from short ends of 50-cent tie bilks. Reduced to 3 for aPr. lo dozen Men's Fancy Elastic Web Suspenders, made from half-dollar webs.. Reduced to 25c pa It. 4 dozen Men's L'neo Cuffs for link buttons: soiled: sizes 9>-i and 10. Reduced from $1.50 to 73c dozen. 15 Men's White l.aundered Stiff-bosom Shirts: ?oiled; sizes 13. I.Hj. 15. lHVj. 17. 17'za and 18. Reduced from $1.00 to 3 for $1.00. IK Men's Colored Platted-bosom Neglige Shirts; cost style: cuffs attached: sizes 14, 16'i and 17. Reduced from $2.00 to 9.V each. 12 Men's folored Soft-front Neglige Shirid: cuffs attached: sizes 10 and 17. Reduced fro'u $1.50 to 65c each. Main floor. F St. Friday Bargains in Muslin Underwear Dept. A lot of Women's Heavy Taf feta Silk Petticoats, made with deep flounce of circular ruffles and tucks. A very neat and attrac tive petticoat. $2.75 each. Value, $5.00. A lot of Women's Lawn Ki monos, in floral and polka-dot ef fects of black, pink, light blue and lavender. Made full and long. 50c each. Value, $1.00. A lot of Women's Lawn Dress ing Sacques, in lavender, pink and light blue floral effects, made with full front, fitted back and "?)4" sleeves with cuffs; small round collar finished with scal loped buttonhole edge. 50c each. Value, 75c. A lot of Women's Muslin Cor set Covers, high and Ve neck; made perfectly plain. I2y2c each. Value, 19c. Third Door, Eleventh st. Friday Bargains in Boys' Clothing Dept. * A lot of Bovs' Two-piece Suits, in plain blues and fancy mix tures, with Knickerbocker trou sers; sizes 7 to 17. Special price. $5.00 each. Were $6.50, $7.50, $8.50 and $9.00. A lot of Boys' Separate Knick erbocker Trousers, mostly - all wool, in neat fancy mixtures; sizes 4 to 16. Special price, 85c pair. Worth $1.25 and $1.50. And these remnants: 5 Youths' I.ong Trousers Suits: sizes 1,*. to '.'0, or 31 to .'ItS inch chest measure. Reduced fiom $15.00 to $S..>? each. 12 All-wool Russian Blouse and Sailor Blouse Suits, in plain color and fancy effects, neatly trimmed: sizes 21- to 10. Itcuuccd from $"?.0U and $?J.OO to $2.50"each. 12 Boys' Spring weight Reefers: sizes 3 to S. Reduced froui $5.00, $0.00 and $7.00 to $2.oO each. 7 Boys' Light weight Topcoats: sizes 11 to 15. Reduced from $7.50 and $8.50 to $2.50 each. Tb'rd floor. Tenth st. Friday Bargains in Boys' Furnishings Dept. A lot of Little Boys' Washable Russian Blouse Suits, in neat and attractive patterns; sizes 2x/> to 7. Special price, $1.25 each. Worth $1.95 to $2.95. A lot of Boys' Wash Hats, of plain white and fancy linens. All sizes. . " Special price, 25c each. Were 50c, 75c and $1.00. And these remnants: 25 Boys' Fine Madras Blouses. "K. & E." brand; sizes 7. 8. ft and 10. Reduced from $1.00 and $1.25 to 50c each. 15 Cloth Hats nnd Caps, for boys and girls. Reduced from $l.no and $1.50 to 25c eaeb. 12 suits Boys Madras Pajamas; sizes 4 to S. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c suit. Th.rd floor. Tenth st. Friday Bargain in Valenciennes Laces. A special lot of French, Ger man and English Valenciennes Laces (edgings and insertions to match) in widths ranging from Y\. to 2 inches. Desirable for trimming shirt waists, underwear, children's dresses, etc. 6oc the dozen yards. Values, 75c to $2.00. Also a small lot of Go-Cart Par asol Covers, of washable nets? white only; slightly soiled. 50c each. Value, $2.00. * Me n dw, U st. Friday Bargains in Linen Department. ?A lot of 27-inch Linen Suiting ?all linen?in natural color only. Special price, 15c a yard. A lot of 27-inch Linen-and-Cot ton Suiting, in black-and-white checked effects. ? 15c a yard. Value, 25c. A small lot of Double Damask Table Cloths, in moire design. Size 2^.\2>> yards. $5.00 each. Value, $7.00. Second floor. Eleventh *t. Friday Bargain in Women's Knit Vests. 40 dozen Women's Swiss Rib bed Cotton Vests, in four differ ent styles. All have fancy crocheted fronts, low neck and no s'eeves. A11 excellent value. 25c each. Value, 35c. And these remnants: 12 Women's Kibiied i mhreilH Coiubinatlin Suits, with low neck and no sleeken, trimmed with lace; size 5. Reduced from $1.01 to 5>x each. 15 Women's Jersey Bibbed Cotton Vests, with high neck and long sleeves; size 0. Reduced 'rom U5c to 25c each. Main floor. F st. Shoe Department. 23 pairs Women's Patent Kidskin Oxfords, with large eyelets and rihl?on lacers; Cuban heel and welt sole: sizes 4. 4>j and GAA; 3W 4 and ??4A: 3U.. ? and ?^B: 2>,. 3 and 'iC; 3. 3'-*. ft1*. H and 8D; 3. 0. 01?. 7 aud 8E. Re duced from $3.On to $2.00 pair. 7 pair* Women's Two-eyelet Gray Suede T?e?, with welt sole and Cuban heel: sizes 4 sod 5AA; 3 4V, and 3'jA and 4'jB. Reduced from $5.00 to $2.25 pair. IS pairs Misses' White Canvas Button and lace Shoes, with spring heel: sizes 11. m.' r"w, 13. l?i and 2B: 11V- a..d 2?': 12. 1 ??*d l"J>: 12. 124. 1. 1?? and 2E. Redued from g2?0 to $1.00 pair. /Third floor, Tenia st. Friday Bargain in Scotch Madras. 2,000 yards Imported Scotch Madras, white grounds with pink, blue, black, tan and lavender stripes?broad and narrow ef fects ; gray ground with lavender stripes and dark blue ground with white stripes. Desirable for women's shirt waist suits, men's and boys' shirts, children's dresses, etc. 19c a yard. Value, 35c. Also a lot of Imported Printed Madras in stripes, polka dots and figures of pink, blue, lavender and black on white grounds; also combinations of blue-and-black, green-and-lavender, g r e e n-and black and black-and-brown. Suit able for women' suits, men's shirts, boys' waists, children's dresses, etc. 25c a yard. Value, 35c. And these remnants: (2/j to 7 yard lengths.) 12^0 Printed Percale. 10c a yard. 12Vic Bates' Gingham?, 10c a yard. lU%c Batiste Lawns, 10c a yard. llic Galatea Cloth, 12Vic a yard. 18c Racquet Cloth, 15c a yard. l?c Aero Cloth, 15c a yard. 25c Ginghams, 15c a yard. 25c Chiffon Lisse. 15c a yard. 29c Costume Chiffon, UOc a yard, 50c Chiffon Silk, a yard. Second floor, G at. Friday Bargain in Children's Night Dresses, A lot of Children's Night Dresses, made of fine nainsooks, muslins and cambrics, variously trimmed with lace, insertion, tucks, beading and ribbon. High and low necks and long and short sleeves. A very unusual value. Special price, 50c each. Were 75c, $1.00 and $1.25, And these remnants: 2 Children's Bonnets, trimmed with ruffles of embroidery and lace, and finished with ruch.*. ribbon bowa aud wide ties. Reduced from $2.50 to 75c each. 1 Children's White Corduroy Coat, fastens from shoulder down the side, finished with turn over collar and pearl buttons. Reduced tioru $7.25 to $3.00. 10 Children's Muslin Gowns, with low neck and short sleeves, trimmed with henistltcued ruffle. Reduced from 50c to 25c each. 11 Infants' Nainaook Slips, uiade bishop style; neck aud sleeves trimmed with lace, beading and ribbon. Reduced from $1.25 to 50c each. 9 Infanta' Nainsook Slips, yoke formed of tucks: neck and sleevea finished with lace and feather-stitched braid. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c each. Third floor. Eleventh st. ? Friday Bargains in Umbrella Department. Another lot of those Colored Silk Umbrellas that were adver tised last Friday and sold before noon. Made of taffeta silk, in the popular spring colors, with para gon frame, steel rod and selected natural wood handles. Suitable for rain or shine. Special price., $2.00 each. Also another lot of Colored Silk Parasols, which were offered in connection with the umbrellas and sold so quickly. Shown in all the new spring shades, with attractive natural wood handles. Special price, $1:95 each. Main fioor. Tenth at. Upholstery Department. 2 pairs Fine Net Curtains, trimmed with real renaissance lace edge. Reduced from $5.00 to $3.00 pair. 75 yards Imported English Cretonnes, in blue, pink and green effects. Reduced from 50c to 20c yard. 30 yards Colonial Cross-barred Muslin, in light green only. A very desirable hanging for spring ami summer. Reduced from 45e to 15c yard. A lot of remnants tshort lengths) of Cords. Oim|?. Fringes ami Flat-edge Braids, suitable for trimming and upholstering purposes. Y& to ]/i less than regular prices Fourth fl?>or. G st. Friday Bargain in Women's Messaline Dresses. A small lot of Women's Soft Messaline Satin Dresses, made in the new princess and princess empire styles, with yokes and cuffs of net or lace?some em broidered, others finished with braid. Colors are white, pale blue, dark blue, pink, gray and peacock green. Some of the skirts liave slight train. Stylish, attract ive and high-class dresses offered at a third to nearly a half below regular prices. Special price, $19.50 each. Values, $29.50 and $35.00. And these remnants: 1 Black Spangled Net Evening Gown, to be worn low or hlghxneck; richly trimmed with gold insertion: train skirt draped over black satin. Reduced from $105.00 to $75.00. 1 Rose Satin Crepe Afternoon Gown. sleeves slid part of bodice of embroidered cream net. finished with bands of braided satin crepe; plain skirt. Reduced from $49..".0 to $35.00. 1 tJolden Brown Foulard Dress, with yoke and deep cuffs of white lace; lioilice inude draped effect and finished with bolero of white lnee; full gored skirt. Reduced from $05.00 to $4?.5o. 1 Pale Blue Lingerie Dress, made princess style, of deep embroidered flouncing with Valen ciennes lace set in; elaboratelv trimmed with lace. Reduced from $35.00 to $29.50. 1 Soft Blue Silk Marquisette Gown, for even ing or afternoon wear; made over taffeta of same shade; net yoke and sleeves: whole gown draped and finished with self-colored tassels. Red need from $1.'15.00 to $50.00. Third floor, G st. Women's Suit Dept. 3 Rose Serge Coat Suits, with one-button straight-line coat and princess skirt: sizes 35. 36 and 40. Reduced from $42.50 to $25.00 each. 1 Reseda Green Serge Coat Suit, seml-fltting coat and gored skirt; size ,'!6. Reduced from $42.50 to $25.00. 3 Satin Prunella Coat Suits, in rose ami pea cock blue: seini-fltting coats trimmed with bengallne silk and buttons: gored flare skirts; sizes 35. 3? and 38. Reduced from $38.00 to $10.50 each. 1 Mull>erry Panama Coat Suit, coat trimmed with silk and buttons; flare skirt finished with buttons: size 31. Reduced from $22.50 to $10.50. 1 Rose Serge Coat Suit, trimmed with braid; size 3?. Reduced from $55.00 to $35.00. 1 Navy Blue Satin Prunella Three-piece Coat Suit, coat trimmed with bfack silk buttons and tie and finished with hand-embroidered collar: princess dress trimmed with buttons and finished with lace collar and yoke; size 38. Reduced from $03.00 to $4S.50. 1 Fancy Striped Blue Seree Coat Suit, trim med with black bengallne sl'k and finished with Japanese hand-embroidered collar: high princess girdle skirt; size 40. Reduced from $55.00 to $20.50. 3 Satin Prunella Coat Suits, in rose, blue and apricot; semi-fitting coats trimmed with but tons: plain gored skirt: sizes 34 and 38. Re duced from $45.00 to $22.30 each. Third floor, G st. Women'sRidingSuitDept. 1 Black Broadcloth Riding Habit, hip-length fitted coat with cutaway front; divided skirt; size 38. Reduced from $37.50 to *18.75. 1 Light-weight Black Cheviot Riding nablt. hlpslength coat with fitted back and cutaway fronf: divided skirt; size 40. Reduced from $35.<i0 to $17.50. 5 Black Serge snd Cheviot Riding Skirts, di vided style. Reduced from $12.75 to $0.25 each. 4 Light-weight Black Broadcloth Riding Skirts, divided style. Reduced from $10.50 to $8.25 each. 1 Black French Voile Skirt, plain eleven-gored model, with broad satin folds. Reduccd from $12.75 to $10.50 each. 1 Blue Sicilian Skirt, plain gored model, with three folds. Reduced from $8.75 to $5.00. Third floor, G st. Women's Coat Dept. 1 Imported Sleeveless Coat, made semi-fitting; size 30. Reduced from $50.00 to $25.00. 1 Pink Broadcloth Kvenlng Coat, with box Slaited back: trimmed with black satin and raid and lined with white; size 38. Reduced from $35.00 to $15.00. 1 Green Broadcloth "V Coat, trimmed with braid; half lined; size 30. Reduced from $25.00 to $*.75. 1 Blue-and-Brnwn Striped Traveling Coat, made semi-fitting; size 30. Reduced from $12.75 to $5.00. x 2 Tan Cravenetted Coats, made seml-fltting: sizes 34 and 30. Reduced from $15.00 to $10.00 each. Third floor, G st. Women's Waist Dept. 5 Messaline Satin Wslsts, in hunter's green and peacock blue, with yoke and collar of fagoting and bands of measaline satin: k?ng leg. o'-mutton sleevea. Reduced from $0.50 to $2-95 each. 10 Messaline Satin Waists, in old rose, pea cock blue and bunter'a green; all-over tucked ef fects, with tacked long sleeves; finished with satin buttons; all alaes. Reduced from $10.50 to $2.95 each. 1 Handsome Hunter's Green Messaline Satin Waist, with yoke and collar of tucked cream net: bodice and lapels trimmed with soutache brafd: tucked long sleeves; size 38. Reduced from $15.00 to $5.00. 2 All over Tucked Dark Blue Net Waists, made over white silk; tailored style; tucked long sleeves; sizes 34 and 38. Reduced from $10.50 to $0.75 each. 1 Persian Silk Waist; yoke formed of flne tucks; long leg-o'-mutton sleeves: fastens in back: size 38. Reduced from $10.50 to $5.00. 1 Fine Batiste Shirt Waist, with yoke of clusters of small tucks; front hand-embroidered and trimmed with cluny lace: fasten In back; size 34. Reduced from $0.75 to $5.50. 1 Fine Batiste Shirt Waist, with yoke of em broidery medallions. German Valenciennes In sertion and flne tucks; sleeves trimmed to match- sise 30. Reduced from $5.05 to $4.50. 2 Irish I.inen Shirt Waists, hand-embroidered; tailored style; laundered collsr and cuffs; fasten in front; sizes 40 and 42. Reduced from $3.50 to $2.05 each. 2 Madras Shirt Waists, tucked tailored style; laundered collar and cuffs; fasten in front; sizes 38 and 40. Reduced from $2.05 to $1.90 each. Third floor, G st. Women's Sweater Dept. A small lot of Women's All-wool Sweaters, in fancy weave; coat style?length, with pockets; Oxford, red. navy blue and black. Re duced from $5.50 to $4.00 each. ? Women's All-wool Sweaters, in plain weave; coat style with pockets; Oxford only. Reduced from $5.00 to $:s.00 each. 2 Women's White All-wool Sweaters. In plain weave: coat style with pockets. Reduced from $2.50 to $1.50 each. A small lot of Children's All-wool Sweaters, in plain and fancy weaves: coat style with p<H-kets; plain whitfc and Oxford and white with colored borders. Reduced from $2.50 sod $3.00 to $2.00 each. Third floor. G st. Hosiery Department. 21 pairs Women's Black Lisle Thread Hose, with extracted white 1k?w knots; double heels and toes; sizes 8 and 8'a. Reduced from 50c to 35c pair. 14 pairs Women's Black Lisle Thread Hose, neatly hand-embroidered: double heels and toes: sizes S'i. 9'-.. and 10. Reduced from 75c to 00c pair. Main floor, F st. Furniture Department. 1 Mahogany Armchair, heavy box-framed seat. Reduced from $8.50 to $4.50. 1 Golden Oak Armchair, genuine leather seat. Reduced from $10.00 to $5.50. 1 Mission Buffet, high grade. Reduced fro? $!H).0O to $45.00. 1 Golden Oak Buffet, full awell front, con veniently arranged Interior. Reduced from $53.00 to $35.75. 1 Mahogany Chiffonier, swell front, best plate glass mirror; brass casters. Reduced from $40.00 to $28.50. 1 Mahogany Dresser, neat design, best plate glass mirror: slightly defective. Reduced from $28.00 to $18.75. 1 Solid Mahogany Dressing Table, tirn draw ers. wooden drawer pulla, large mirror. Reduced from $00.00 to $34.75. 1 Mahogany Serving Table, two drawers with lock*: dull finish. Reduced from $32.00 to '\Sixth floor. G at. Friday -Bargain Misses' Spring Suits. A lot of Misses' Spring Suits? also suitable for small women? offered at a third to a half less than regular prices. Included are two and three piece styles, of serges, panamas, prunellas and plain and fancy worsteds, in rose, light and dark blue, black, green, fawn, tan and black-and-white checked and striped effects. Some are plain tailored; others trim med with braids, buttons and silks. A variety of effects to choose from. Special price, $15.00 each. Values, $20.00, $25.00 and $30.00. And these remnants: 1 Girls' White Sersre Russian Blouse Dress, trimmed with silk braid snd embroidered in light blue silk; size 8. Reduced from $15.00 to $7.50. 1 Girls' Tiin Cotton Rep Dress, made short wsisted effect, with white Dutch collar em broidered In brown: sleeves with turn back cuffs; full plaited skirl; size 12. Reduced from *0.00 to $5.1)0. 1 Misses' 3-piece Jumper Suit, of stri|ted tan panaoa. trimmed with greeti silk and buttons; single-breasted coat; plain skirt finished with deep hem; size 14. Reduced from $35.00 to $25.00. 3 Girls' Percale Dresses, in polka-dot and plaid effects, made long-waistcd slyle with long sleeves and high neck: full skirts. Sizes 12 and 14. Reduced from $1.95 to 75c each. 1 Girls' All-wool Coat, small checked effect: made full length and double-breasted; lined throughout with wJiite China silk; finished with nearl buttons; size 0. Reduced fron. $15.00 to $10.50. A small lot of Girls' White Lawn Gulmpes. trlmmi'd with lace and tucks; long sleeves; fasten in hack; soiled and mussed from dis play. Reduced from $1.00. $1.50. $1.75 and $3.25 to .W. $1.00. $1.25 and $1.90 each. Third floor, G st. Friday Bargain in Odd Pieces Dinner Ware. We have assembled on separate tables a number of odd pieces of Haviland China and American Porcelain Dinner Ware, repre senting patterns which will be discontinued. Dainty border dec orations in the following pieces: Platters, Salad Bowls, Plates, Covered Dishes, Cups and Sau cers, Sauce Boats, Soup Tureens, Bone Dishes, Egg Cups, Cake Plates, Teapots, Salad Plates and Pickle Dishes. * ioc each, upward. And these remnants: 1 B!ue-and-GoId Decorated French China Chop Dish. Beduced from $5.tl0 to $3.50. 1 Green-snd-Gold Decorated French China Meat Dish. Reduced from $K.OO to $2.N5. 2 Decorated China Pickle Dishes. Reduced from 50c to 23c each. 3 Decorated Porcelain Milk Pitchers, imper fect. Reduced from 25c to 15c each. 3 White Bowls and Pitchers, Imperfect. Re duced from $1.25 to 75c each. 3 White Slop Jara, imperfect. Reduced from $1.75 to 85c eacji. 1 Matt Green Jardiniere, damaged. Reduced from $1.75 to $1.00. Fifth floor, G st. Machine Department. 1 Goodrich Sewing Machine, woodwork slightly marred. Reduccd from $35.00 to $20.00. 1 W. & L. "Star" Sewing Machine, wood work slightly marred. Reduced from $28.50 to $22.50. 1 W. ic h. Sewing Machine, woodwork slight ly marred. Reduced from $18.00 to $15.00. I W. ic L. "Special" Sewing Machine, wood work slightly marred. Reduced from $20.00 to $15.00. Second floor, G at. Black Goods Department. 5 yds. 46-inch Black Voile (Lupin's). Reduced from $8.75 to $0.00 for pee. 5% yds. Wool Melrose Cloth. Reduced from $9.85 to $8.00 for lice. 5-14 yds. 40-lnch All-silk Marquisette. Reduced from $9.85 to $3.75 for pee. 5 yds. 43-Inch All-wool Henrietta. Reduced from $6.25 to $5.00 for pee. 0 yds. 44-lneh Black Voile (Lupin's). Reduce*} from $9.00 to $7.50 for pee. 6V* yds. 44-inch Striped Voile (Priestley's). Reduced from $8.13 to $0.50 for pee. 5\4 yda. 44-inch Silk Warp Tamlse (Priest ley's). Reduced from $7.88 to $6.00 for pee. Second floor. G st. Corset Department. 4 pslrs Lily of Frsnce Corsets, batiste, high bust, long hip; sixes 19. 21, 23 and 24. Reduced from $5.50 to $3.50 pair. 5 paira Royal Worcester Corsets, medium bust, short hip. elastics attached: sizes 22. 24 aud 25. Reduced from $1.00 to 50c pair. ? 6 pairs C. B. Corsets, batiste, medium bust, short hip, elastics attached: sizes 23 aud 24. Reduced from $2.00 to $1.00 pair. 2 palra C. B. Corsets, heavy coutll, high bust; long hip; sizes 20 and 29. Reduced from $2.50 to $1.50 pair. Third floor. Eleventh st. Picture Department. 1 Oil Painting. "The Sheep." by Vltolio. in deep gold frame and shadow box. Reduced from $20.OO to $7.05. 1 Oil Painting. "The Wave," by Thompson, in deep gold frame and shadow box. Reduced from $20.00 to $7.85. 1 Oil Painting, marine view, by Bellnyck. in deep gold frame. Beduced from $50.00 to $V.90. 1 Oil Painting, coast scene, by Bellnyck, in deep gold frame. Reduced from $50.00 to $9.00. I Oil Painting, marine view, by Bellnyck, in deep gold frame. Reduced from $35.00 to $9.00. 1 Large Oil Painting. Venetian acene, by Weber, in deen gold frame. Reduced from $75.00 to $18.50. 1 Large Oil Painting, figure piece, by De viIIia. In deep gold frame. Reduced from $85.00 to $19.75. 1 Oil Painting, landscape scene, by t'nuchols. in deep gold frame. Reduced /rom $75.00 to $10.50. Fourth floor. Tenth st. Basket Department. 1 Prairie Grass Clothes Hamper. Reduced from $7.25 to $4.50. 2 Small Fancy Clothes Hampers, reduced from $4.."i0 to $3.50 each; 1 reduced from $3.75 to $2.75. 2 Infants' Bassinets. Reduced from $1.75 to $1.00 each. 1 Fancy Scrap Basket. Reduced from $3.30 to $2.50. 1 Mission Wood Basket, slightly damaged. Re duced from $3.95 to $3.00. Fifth floor, Eleventh st. Toy Department. 13 Dolls' Reed Go-Carta, with reclining back and rubber-tired wheels. Reduced . from $3.95 and $5.?XI to $1.50 each. 1 Dolls* House, large size. Reduced from $10.00 to $1.95. 8 Folding Baby Yards. Reduced from $3.50 to 95c each. Fourth floor. Eleventh st. Housefurnishing Dept. 2 Nickel-plated Teapots. Reduced from $1.25 to 65o each. 1 Russian Coffee Pot. Reduced TTrom $5.00 to $3.00. 2 Imported Jelly Molds. Reduced from 65c to 25e each. 5 White F.nameled-ware Tea Kettlea. Reduced from $1.00 to 73c each. I 4-nt. lee Cream Freezer. Reduced from $2.S5 to $2.25. 1 Japanned Flour Can. Reduced from 73c to 45c. 1 French Mirror, with white enameled frame slightly imperfecta Reduced from $2.50 to $2.00. 1 Copper-bottom Wash Boiler, dented. Re duced from $2.25 to $1.30. 6 Wire Letter Raskets. Reduced from 65c to 10c each. Fifth floor. Eleventh st. Woodward & Lothropr i WAS LONG NEGLECTED ' The Grave of Mary Ball, Mother of Washington. PLAIN SHAFT MARKS SITE Erected Over a Hundred Years After Her Death. BV WJI.I.IAM E. C URTIS. Written for The Star ami the Chicago Record Herald. On May 10, 18J?4, a monument to Mary Bal!, the mother of Washington, was dedicated by President Cleveland with appropriate ceremonies at Fredericks i burg. Ya. The President was accompa nied by the Vice President, the cabinet, the members of the Supreme Court, many senators and representatives and j other dignitaries, with their wives. Gov. ? Ferrall of Virginia delivered an address of welcome. Senator Daniel pronounced . tfie formal oration and Lawrence Wasii I ington. son of Augustine Washington, j the favorite nephew of the father : of his country, who inherited Mount Vernon and sold the estate to the asso ciation which owns it now, responded in behalf of the family. The distinguished guests wore enter ; tained at luncheon by the ladies of ! Fredericksburg in the house in which ! Marv Washington lived during 'lie i revolutionary war and in which she died August 25, 178U, while her favor ite son. upon whose character she had exercised so much influence, was at tending to his presidential duties in New York. At K o'clock on the same evening a banquet was given by the mayor and citizens of p'redericksburg in honor of the visiting officials, and a "colonial bail" followed at the opera house. The monument is a plain monolith of granite fifty feet high, standing upon a base eleven feet square, and bears this simple inscription: i *? ? | Mary, the Mother of Washington l 1 It was erected by the Mary Washing ton Memorial Association, of which Mrs. .Amelia C. Waite, widow of the Chief Justice of the I'nited States, was presi dent, and Mrs. Margaret Hetzel of Clif ton Springs. V'a., secretary. Mrs. Matilda W. Emory, widow of Gtn. William If- Emory. U.S.A.; Marion Harland," the authoress; Mrs. Eliza beth Blair Lee. daughter of Montgom ery Blair and widow of Admiral Lee of the navy; Mrs. John T. Goolrick of Fredericksburg, and several other la dies of equal prominence were members of the board of managers. In selecting the design for the monu ment the committee was mindful of the simple and severe character of Mary Washington, and it was erected upon the site of her grave, a quarter of a mile .beyond the city limits of Fred ericksburg, on what was once the farm of Col. Fielding Lewis, husband of Bet ty. the sister of George Washington. When his home at Wakefield was burned, in 17.'t5, Augustine Washington removed his household to another plan tation he owned in Stafford county, Viu, on the Rappahannock, opposite Fred ericksburg. which was called the Ferry farm, because there was no bridge across the river, and Its only communi cation with the city was by boat. Eight years after, in 174X, the husband of Mary Washington died of gout, leaving her, at the age of thirty-seven, with a large family of boys and girls, five of them under twelve years of age. Life then became a serious matter for this young woman, and for thirty-two years thereafter every moment of her waking hours had Its specified task. Industry was not a choice, but a necessity; yet she not only educated all her children, but undertook the personal manage ment of two estates, superintending tho plantation as well as the household af fairs, and in those days, with primitive and limited facilities, that was no com mon undertaking for a woman. A Will of Her Own. She was an intellectual and resolute per son. to whom order was law and method and system a mania. It was said that no plantation in Virginia was more ably or economically managed than hers. In 177(5, when George Washington went to Boston to take command of the Conti nental army after the battle of Bunker Hill, her daughter, Mrs. Lewis, and her son. the general. Insisted that she should leave the river farm and reside with the Lewis family on their estate called Ken more, which adjoined the city of Fred ericksburg, but she declined to do so. The spirit Of independence and command was very strong in her soul, and she said: "My wants In this life are few. I feel perfectly competent to take care of my self." But to gratify her son she purchased a house near the center of the town of Fredericksburg, on Charles street, a plain weather-boarded structure, which stiil stands and belongs to the Society for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Here George Washington visited her in 1781, after the battle of Yorktown, attended by his military staff of French and American officers, and three years later. In 1784, the Marquis de Lafayette paid her a visit of respect, when, as the traditions of Fred ericksburg go, the old lady mixed him a mint julep and offered it with a plate of ginger cakes she had made with her own hands. All the time she lived in Fredericksburg Mrs. Washington kept a sharp eye upon the family interests, ^nd even up to the age of seventy-eight years she crossed the ferry every morning and drove about in an old gig. Inspecting fields, gardens, barns and slave quarters, with a keen eye for neglect or waste or disorder. They say she' was a very hard mistress. As age and weakness increased she abandoned the old gig and made her tours of inspec tion in an old low-hung victoria, which had been provided for her comfort by the general. Stephen, her coachman, sat stiffly upon the box, thoroughly con scious of tlie importance of attending one whom everybody saluted?the grand mother of the great republic. There has been a story in circulation for a century, and it has found its way into many books, particularly British and tory publications, that Washington al lowed his mother to live and die in pov erty and privation, while he and his wife were surrounded with luxury. But a|l the local traditions and all the circum stantial evidence point to its untruth. She was by habit and preference a woman of the strictest economy and frugality, and in later life denied herself many com forts that were enjoyed by her sons and daughters, but it was from choice and not from necessity. Her will, which may be seen in the clerk's office at Fredericks burg. shows that she had considerable property of her own and several slaves and horses, wheh were divided among her children. Had Some Peculiarities. It is clear that she was a woman of strong character and many peculiarities, including an independent spirit and a ?harp tongue. She did not change the fashion of her raiment for more than twenty years, and cut and made her own garments in defiance of public opinion and changing styles. When she went visit ing the sight of her as she approached caused every member of the household to seize a broom or a dustbrush. or in some manner to assist in straightening up things, so that her fastidious and crit ical taste might not be offended. She per formed her daily duties at precisely the same hour, in precisely the same manner, regardless of changing conditions and cir cumstances, and the neighbors set their clocks and watc hes by the ringing of her dinner bell. Her death, at the age of eighty-three, was from cancerous tumor, the result of a bruise left by an acci dental blow upon her breast. On the day that Washington received notice of his election to the presidency he galloped over from Mount Vernon to Fredericksburg to carry his mother the news, and remained with her until It was necessary for him to start for New York. This was. their last interview. Four months later he received the announce ment of her death by a special post rider, who niade the journey from Fredericks burg to New York in five days. 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It was regarded as one of the whiijis of the eccentric woman, but her daughter Betty respected it. Her Death Greatly Mourned. There was general mourning throughout the country when Mary Washington died. Many of the newspapers turned their col umn rules and published elaborate obit uaries. Congress passed appropriate reso lutions, and all the members of the Sen ate and House wore. crape upon their [ arms for thirty days. Special memorial services were held In churches of all de S nominations, as if she had been a high , dignitary of the government. Eminent I orators pronounced eulogies upon her character and proclaimed her influence in shaping the career of her son, and through him the destinies of the Amerl (can colonies. But her grave remained unmarked. It was understood, at the I time of her death, that Congress would appropriate money for a suitable tomb and monument, and it is supposed that the family nleglected to provide one be j cause of that expectation.. In 18tt> public attention was first called j to the omission by George Washington Parke Custis. the adopted son of the first President, who said that had she been living in the middle ages monuments would have been erected to her memory and she would have been called "The Mother of Romans." "When another century has elapsed." he said, "and our descendants shall have learned the true value of liberty, how well the fame of the paternal chief will be told in story and In song; nor will she be forgotten who first bent the twig [ to incline the tree to glory. Then, and I not till then, will youth and age. maid and matron, aye. and the bearded man, repair to the now-neglected grave of the mother of Washington." The appeal of Mr. Custis awakened some interest in the country, but the subject was soon forgotten. The Ken more estate passed out of the I^ewis family, the succeeding owners buried the dead of two generations upon the same mound, and the construction of a low brick wall to inclose this family burying ground made the neglect of the grave that lay outside of it more conspicuous and Inexcusable. In 1??3 Cyrus Burrows, a patriotic citi zen of New York, offered to bear the whole expense of erecting a monument, and obtained a design that was fantastic and most inappropriate. The corner stone was laid with Masonic ceremonies on the morning of May 7, 1S33. by An drew Jackson, then President of " the United States, in the presence of his cab inet, the Supreme Court, many officers i of .the army and navy, and between 10,000 j and ir?,W)u spectators. Gen. Jackson de livered a lensjthy eulogy, and a poem by I the famous Mrs. L.ydia tiigourney was read. A sudden reverse In the fortunes of Mr. Burrows prevented him from fur nishing the funds necessary for the com pletion of the monument, and the elab orately carved columns and fhaft were chipped to pieces by vandal relic hunters, as they lay half concealed in the grass for more than thirty years, until the armies that were camped about Fred ericksburg carrted the last of them away. Offered for Sale at Auction. On the 2d of March, 1889,. the following advertisement appeared in the newspa pers of Washington and several other cities: THOMAS DOWLINU, AUCTIONEER. THE GRAVE OR MARY. THK MOTHER OP ?JEN. OEORfiK WASHINGTON, TO BK ? SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION. To the Ladle* Attending the Inauguration of President-elect Harrison: On TUESDAY. MARCH FIFTH. 1?M?. AT TWELVE O'CLOCK M.. we will offer at pub! ?? outcry at the capital of the United Statee ?>? America 12 acrea of land, embracing the grave and the material of the unfinished monument of Mary, the mother of Gen. Washington. COLBERT It KIRTLY. Real Estate Agents and Auctioneer*. FrWerlckaburg. Va. The sale of the aho?e mentioned property will take place at the hour named in my auction rooms, corner Pa. are. and 11th ?t. Terms will be made known at time of sale. THOMAS DOWLING. Very naturally this extraordinary an nouncement attracted attention and ex cited much indignation, and Mrs. Mar garet Hetzel of Fairfax county, Va.. made an appeal to the public for funds "to rescue from neglect and oblivion the grave of the mother of Washington." She enlisted the Interest of Mrs. Amelia Waite, widpw of the Chief Justice, and other ladles in Washington, who organ ized a national association, and the ladies of Fredericksburg immediately followed their example. Mrs. Frances B. Gool rick wrote an eloquent address, which was widely published, and many ladles ot prominence were enlisted in the cause. The first step was to purchase the site oT the burial place, which was promptly done, and "The National Mary Wash ington Memorial Association" was incor porated by Congress. The first meeting of the )>oard of di rectors was held In the green room of the White House at Washington May 13. 1801. the anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, and Mrs. Benjamin Har rison gave the members a cordial wel come. President Harrison called the meeting to order. Chief Justice Fuller was chosen to preside and Mr. Reginald Fendall of Washington presented a form of organisation, which was adopted. An appeal, signed by the officers and di rectors of the association, was published throughout the country, and state organ izations were completed as rapidly as pos sible. Tne first subscription received after the appeal was issued was fll'. from Mrs. Campbell of Jackson. Miss. Balls, ba zaars, lectures, amateur theatricals and other entertainments were held through out the country to raise funds. Mrs. Walte made ? journey to the Pacific coast to enlist the interest of the people of that section, and spent much time and travel in the good work. She was as sisted by many zealous and patriotic women, arid within a short time was able ; to make a contract with a Buffalo firm ' for the appropriate monument which now marks the grave of the mother of Wash ington.