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' THE EVENING STAB.
With Sunday Morning' Edition. WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY June 2. 1909 THEODORE W. NOYES Editor Entered as second-class mail matter at the vost office at Washington, D. C. THE STAR has a regular and perma nent Family Circulation much more than the combined circulation of the other Washington dailies. As a Hewi ond Advertising Medium it baa no competitor. tT'In order to avoid delay* on account of personal absence letters to THE STAB should not be addressed to any individual connected with the office, but ciniply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Department, according to tenor or purpose. Night Sessions. I ?o night sessions facilitate business in I finerp?s? It is a question Tliey af ford a fine picture for the people of the town. The Capitol at night, fully il luminated, is worth a journey. At such t mes the handsome building is crowded. It is on!> necessary to light the torch in the rinme which may be seen from afar to attract visitors from every quar ter Residents who slight all day ses sions. ami care little for the country's I lawmakers. tlo< k to the scene when the lights are burning, an?l all but tight for seats in the galleries. The overflow is a'ways heavy, and the corridors become jammed. At tfiis time of the year there is no com petition, so to speak. The regular the atrical season is over. Receptions are tew. So that persons with time on their hands of evenings are easily attracted to a brilliant show. And either house of Congress in action under a blazing roof makes a brave spectacle. What the leaders of the Senate have in mind is. a cessation of talk. They want a vote on the tariff bill. But, as has been demonstrated a thousand times, crowded galleries make for talk. Sena tors and representatives alike yield to the inspiration of such a scene. Fill the house with men and women seeking en tertainment. and statesmen with thoughts to utter prepare to utter them now. and at length. Kverything leads to a speech. Men whom daylight seldom inspires go I off like Fourth of July orators at such times. The halting tongue becomes supple, and an hour is but a moment in the calculation of the man in possession of the floor. ' Mr. Pailey complains that senators are left with too little time for their corre spondence. Constituents write, and ex pect prompt replies. Why not notify by printed circular the good people of the i r?untry that this i? no time for letter writing? The business in hand is the tat iff. Nothing else is considered here. Senator* must watch the corners. If not actually in their seats, they must be near by Roll calls?many of them for quorum getting?are frequent, and the senator who is absent supplies with a club his rival at home waiting for a chance. How much more talk is to come no man may say. No more is necessary to show the attitude of individual senators, or give an idea of wliat the two parties are to confront next year on the stump. Nearly every senator has spoken, and the two or three who have not may lie placed | in the equation without a word from their j lips. But the rules of the Senate foster eloquence, and eloquence Is an American X-roduct so healthy and robust it needs no fostering. The verdict is not in night sessions, or in parliamentary finess>e, but in the weather. Matrimony and the Sons of Mars. A few years ago Gen. Corbln expressed the opinion that matrimony w|s not the ideal state of the army officer and that the bachelor soldier was apt to be hap pier and of more use to the government than a man who assumed family respon sibilities in conjunction with his shoulder straps. This doctrine, however, was not put into the form of an official order, prohibiting or discouraging matrimony in the army, so that officers have since been left to their individual judgment In this matter. The midshipmen in the navy are not so fortunate. Secretary Meyer has issued an order which was approved by the President forbidding embryo naval officers from marrying until they have I ? ompleted their full nix years of prelimi nary service. Heretofore it has been quite common for tiie naval cadet to step almost directly from the graduating plat form to the altar. Commencement week at Annapolis was always a sort of hy meneal curtain raiser, and many a bride was taken by youngsters who had still to go to sea for two years before their official status was fully established. Ac ording to the terms of the new order just issued academy engagements must last at least until after the two years of sea cruising. This is entirely reasonable and businesslike, however cruel it may seem to the lovelorn young men who feel that they are entirely competent to un dertake the responsibilities of family men immediately upon completing their four years of study. Two years at sea may change their point of view and give them a broader idea of the obligations of life and possibly affect their individual stand arils of selection. It is now proposed that physicians instead of being paid by the visit shall make annual contracts to keep patients well. The only objection to such an arrangement is that one industrious hypochondriac could come pretty near monopolizing a doctor's time. It is charged that half a dozen men regulate the meat supply of the coun try. Wonderful forbearance must be necessary to prevent two of the capi talists from getting together to freeze out the other four. * All the materials-are on hand for a rousing Fourth of July celebration among Americans in Africa. Gaines Among the Entertainers. John Wesley Gaines as a lecturer? I.et us hope the report may be true. He is the very man for the job. He has the presence, the voice the vocabulary, and the- well, why not? the assurance. No audience would retire and demand its money back, lie has something for all, and is not of a niggardly spirit. Catch him giving short weight in talk! He al ways heaps the measure. His subject? Any subjec t. He is both full and versatile. No audience could "stump" him with a request. He is able to meet any demand, and to talk any length of time. Try him, and see. The House tried him, and saw As a legis lator, or rather as a member of that body talking about legislation, he made a rec ord. He set the pegs. He carried the. horns His tongue had no fellow?and no rest But maybe Mr. Raines would find his best theme in replying to tiie charge that the House has ceased to be an arena for debate; that a czar rules there; that men of eloquence are frowned upon and kilenced by the committee on rules. I^t I im offer himself as evidence that the tUatie lacks truth. Let the public be A hold in him a man who through Ave terms in the House never failed to have his say; who found something to talk about in every question presented, and talked about it; who defied and survived every form of opposition and discouragement, from doggerel ridicule to the heaviest of j prose condemnation; who talked back, and abundantly, to both sides, and "sassed" the Speaker in the chair with a tine air of assertion and independence. That is the thenie which would be fattest to his tongue and powers, and give his audiences the richest returns for their money. We miss Mr. Gaines in this town. On field days in the House he was always ! good for a substantial contribution to the | entertainment. No such occasion was |complete without liim. He was always on hand, cheery, confident, resourceful nna i indefatigable. The old-style approved fence in the country was horse high, hull strong, and pig tight. No House rules applied in Mr. Gaines' day ever served to keep him out of a debate. He either leaped over, pushed in or crept through. No matter the subject, or the number of those engaged, or the excitement of the conflict, before the end came there ap peared in the ring the tiery and fluent Tennessean, seeking trouble, and never so happy as when he had found it. If Mr. Gaines is going on the lecture platform. Washington's ioss is the coun try's gain. He will give a resonant ac count of himself where\*?r he goes, and if j there is a dull moment anywhere it will be chargeable to the audience and not to the entertainer. The Local Alley Problem. By means of his plain talk on the sub ject of city congestion and the local evils and needs, before the members of the House and Senate District committee yesterday, Mr. Marsh, executive secretary of the New York committee on conges tion, rendered a valuable public service for which he is entitled to the gratitude of the people of Washington. It is not j necessary to agree with him that the rem edies to be adopted to meet these conditions include etianges in the taxation processes. The chief point at present to be borne in mind is that the Washington slums, consisting almost exclusively of densely crowded alleys, are dangerous to health and the moral welfare of the city. It is vitally important that this fact be impressed so deeply upon Congress that the problem will be attacked earnestly in a spirit of corrective legislation at the next session. Whatever is done should aim at the elimination of the alley slum and the substitution of decent dwellings under sanitary conditions and in circumstances to . permit effective policing. The pri mary aim should be to develop the self-re spect of the poorer classes by first plac ing within their reach wholesome dwell ings and then insisting upon their main tenance of a sanitary standard of living. This will be a long and difficult tas>k, but nothing will ever be accomplished to ward the end of curing these local evils as long as nothing is undertaken. T^he alley problem is to be regarded not from the point of view solely of the dweller within the byway, who is pri marily suffering frpm the evils of his environment, but from that of the entire community, which is affected by all the conditions' locally existent. Washington cannot help being injured physically and morally by the presence of thes*? densely crowded centers of population out of the reach of the sanitary laws. This movement?will be most successfully car ried through if it is undertaken for the sake of all the people of the District rather than for that of those alone who are at present forced to live in the al leyp, for the lack of more decent ac commodations. The Fireman Hero. Monday morning when one of the local engine companies responded to an alarm of fire it was found that a dwell ing house was in flames. Before the hose cart, the first to reach the scene, came to a standstill, Private Frank Hellmuth leaped to the ground and ran into the building. In consequence of his unhesitating brav- | ery in venturing into the house four peo ple were safely brought out of danger. Private Hellmuth deserves and will doubt less receive the praise of his superiors and will perhaps in time gain promotion in consequence of his heroic act. It is, however, in no wise a lessening of his record to suggest that in what he did he merely obeyed the law of the service in which he is engaged. Indeed, it is true of the local fire department as it is of other organizations of the same kind that j ?he men employed in It never hesitate about venturing into dangerous places in order to save life. It is instinctive with ! them. Italy will pay but little attention to the occasional earthquake registrations of the seismograph. The oniy sign of an earth quake considered important in that in cautious country ?is the destruction of a ! block of buildings. Discussion of the possibility of war with Germany has been so constant that it is difficult to see how Knglish statesmen | find their warrant for the much-used ! phrase "unexpected invasion." , Figures showing that rats cause a loss to the country of $100.000,(??) a year will cause no relaxation in the demand for the muzzling of terriers as dog days ap proach. A California man says he ha? Invented a whisky that will not intoxicate. Thus ! are the complications of the question ! "What is whisky?" continually mul tiplied. So many ciphers have been discov I cred in Shakespeare's works that it is remarkable that the author should I have found room for any real poetry. As soon as Cuba has definitely settled the questions pertaining to lotteries and chicken fights it may feel prepared to [ take up graver economic issues. Statesmanship and Sport. Yesterday was a "double-header" bar sain day at the ball park. It was the first of these occasions for the season, and every true dyed-in-the-wool base bal! i rooter felt under solemn obligation to at tend. to testify to his loyalty to a hard luck team and incidentally to take advan tage of the unusual measure of<vaiue for a single ticket of admission. It is one of the prerogatives of members of Congress to attend the ball games here in Wash ington. They rarely have the opportunity to see the local team in full stride of vic tory. for they ordinarily get away from town during long-session years before the pitchers have warmed up and the fielders have found their batting eye. This year they have the exceptional opportunity of j watching the team in process of shaking off the hoodoo in the course of a tariff de bate which, as everybody knows, is never to be rated as quite as important as a good game, and on double-header days is the veriest waste of time. So it is not to be regarded as unusual to find only thir teen members of the House on the floor yesterday when the Speaker's gavel fell. No parliamentarian could possibly hava so hard a heart, so callous a sporting soul, as to expect statesmen to remain within the heated precincts of the Capi tol while the crowd was cheering the per formances of Jlggs and Jim and Gabby and Conny and Nick and Joe and Tom. If any member of the House is ever ques tioned about his absence from what the sordid economists may call duty in order to attend the double-header yesterday he will have a valid defense in pointing to the fact that no less a person than the father of the House tariff bill held down one side of the grandstand while the pre siding- officer of the Senate rooted val iantly across the way. Cotton and Wool The Senate is on the eve of taking up the woolen and the cotton schedules of the tariff bill, and we should witness some lively sparring between the oppos ing forces. As the proposition for free raw materials has gone by the bo^rd. I what about the duties on finished prod I nets for which protection has done so i much? New England Is all attention, and i the south as a manufacturer of cotton goods is far from apathetic. What are the points of agreement, or disagreement, between Massachusetts and Georgia, or ! Connecticut and the Carolinas al?out busi ness in which all are engaged? It would seem that the Jamestown ex position had experienced trouble enough without being made to figure in a Vir ginia gubernatorial campaign. Count Zeppelin keeps up his airship experiments without any regard what ever for the feelings of some of Eng land's statesmen. Philadelphia might do well to study the j Paris modes in strikes. SHOOTING STARS. BY riilLANDER JOHNSON. At a Casual-Glance. "Don't you think my poetry resem bles Tennyson's?" said the confident young writer. "It does," answered Miss Cayenne, "in the capitalization and "the arrangement of lines into varying lengths." Otherwise Occupied. "Why don't you devote some atten tion to the preservation of our mag nificent American forests?" "It's worth thinking about," answered Mr. Cumrox. "Some of us men- of wealth haven't given the subject due thought owing to our interest in fur nishing financial props for Europe's genealogical trees." Maud and the Garden. "Oh. come Into the garden, Maud!" She did so. With a shrug She cried in anguished tones, "Oh, Lawd! There's a potato bug:" A Confiding Nature's Disappointment "Old friends are best," said the warm hearted person. "Humph!" replied Mr. Sirius Barker, who was walking a little lame. "I sup pose you're one of these people who would trust a last year's hammock rope." Approbation. "What do you think of my graduation essay?" asked Miss Clarissa Corntossel. "Well," answered her father. "I must say you're ahead of your brother Josh. It's easier to understand than a college veil." A Summer Day. The sun. like some resplendent sybarite. Rises mid perfumes from the orient sea. And creatures blest with sonpr pjuise in their flight And pay sweet homage, grateful but to Be. The butterflies float forth on ir>lden rays. I.ike blossoms that have shaken loose the bond That held them earthward. Each, swift winged. strays. Following its hopes, into the bright beyond. ? The berries blush beneath the sheltering leaves," Stripped of their petaled raiment all too soon; And when the moon rides forth the night bird grieves, The solitary malcontent of June, And murmuring winds that blend in ca dence rare. When gathering shadows through the woodland creep, A tropic languor with the northern air. Make conscious joy of deep and dreamless sleep. The South and the Tariff. From the New York Tribune. These are sad days for the old-fashioned southern editors who have preached for a generation the iniquities of the protective system. They have maintained with fer vor that "protection is robbery" and that the south has been the chief victim of tariffs framed to stimulate the manu facturing industries of the north, while cutting off the south from the benefits of a free exchange of cotton and other agri cultural products for cheaper European merchandise. The southern economists used to describe the martyrdom forced on their section by the protective system with as much anguish of soul of Mr Bryan displayed later in picturing the crown of thorns thrust on the head of i the producing classes the country over bv the upholders of the single gold standard. How many millions of periods dripping with rhetorical unction have been launch ed by southern editors and statesmen ex ploiting the oppressions of tariff taxes laid to impoverish the people of the south for the benefit of the favored northern industries: Nowadays that sort of argu ment seems to be as dead in the south as clamor about the "crime of 7.'!" or philo sophical justifications of the right of se cession. Celebrating the Fourth. From the Tacoma Ledger. Washington city set a good example to the nation last year by making the Fourth of July a patriotic celebration and not Just a day of noise and nonsense. The people of the city approved of the change and this year the celebration will be along similar lines. Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and commer cial club of Washington city have taken the lead in the matter and a popular fund of $2.."i00 is being raised. A "safe "and sane Fourth." such as will be ob served in Washington city, does not mean a Fourth without fireworks. Fireworks will be enjoyed in abundance, but under regulations for safety. The plan Is to gather together the money that would be expended throughout the city for fire works and expend it in a united celebra tion. In this way much finer effects are feasible and the loss of fingers, eyes and even lives is minimized. The fireworks will be at night, the patriotic exercises in the daytime. The Regular Army. From the Philadelphia Ledger. Even the little war with Spain was enough to show that a great nation which is liable to foreign entanglements must have some fighting force ready that can be relied upon for instant action. This is the obvious lesson of history which the President recognized in his tribute to the army at Gettysburg. He is not ad vocating a great armament. He is plead ing only for a just recognition of the army as a national safeguard. With our vast coast line and our scattered foreign dependencies it is absurd to hoid it down to the numerical standards of the last century; but even irrespective of num bers. as a source of security, an abstract embodiment of national authority and pure patriotism, it should have generous support and a high place in the apprecia tion and confidence of the whole country. I Consumer Escapes. From the Chicago Record Herald. There is hope in the old land yet. No body in Washington has gone so far as to frame a bill making it a criminal of fense to be a consumer. Woodward <& Lothrop New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. Store Wall Close at 5:30 P.M. Daily Until Fur= ther Notice. Let ms send for yoyr fours. We store and ensnare them, thus relieving you of all worry amid trouble; and the consideration is very small. We also take care of Men's Cloth Overcoats, Full Dress, Tuxedo and Sack Suits, etc. Men's Summer Clothing. UMMER CLOTHES are too often made in a way that sac rifices style and shape-keeping to lightness; you want clothes for hot weather to be cool; but you want the style you pay for to last; if you buy Hart Schaffner <& Marx clothes here that's what you'll get?style and shape that last. All wool fabrics are a part of it; when such fabrics are properly tailor ed they not only wear better than cotton-mixed stuff, but they keep their shape and style longer. In these respects there are no clothes made that equal Hart Schaffner and Marx productions. We have no hesitation in guar anteeing your satisfaction. Suits, Overcoats and Raincoats, $118.00 to $32.5? each. Other Makes, $12.50 up. Young Men's Suits, $10.00 up. This Store fls the Home of Hart Schaffner and Marx Clothes, Slain floor, Tenth st. Men's Straw Hats. HIS is a season when individual taste may make its own selection. The Straight-brim Hats, in large assortment and in all desirable proportions, are here, the Split Straw, the Sennet Straw; also the Mackinaws and Panamas. The "Turban" Shape is perhaps the piost popular this season. It is be coming to nearly every man, and it is very comfortable and easy to the head. Mackinaws, $3.00 each. Split Straws and Sennets, to $3.00 each. Panamas, $3.75, $5.00, $6.50 and $7.50 each. Fancy Hat Bands, 50c and $11.00 each. Main floor, F Bt. Men's Summer Furnishings. HOWTNG complete lines of Men's Summer Ties, Shirts, Underwear, Handkerchiefs, Collars, Cuffs, Hosiery, Gloves, Walking Sticks, Jewelry and the various articles of haber dashery that are required to make a man's summer ward robe complete. Neglige Shirts?In a profusion of prefty styles; not made for looks only, but for all-round, good, general wear. Many ex clusive effects. $i.oo and up. Underwear?Linen, Cotton, Merino and Wool, and the thin, cobwebby kind for hot weather. Combination or One=paece Suits?Balbriggan, Lisle Thread and Nainsook; sleeveless and knee length. Knee=length Drawers?In Gauze, Balbriggan, Nain sook and Silk-striped Zephyr. Hosiery?Cotton, Lisle, Silk and Summer Wools. Fancy Hosiery receives the greatest demand, We show a very large col lection. Prices start at 25c. Neckwear?All the new things in Neckwear?silk and wash fabrics; white, light and all desirable colors. Large assortment to select from. Night Sh5rt??With or without collars; plain or trimmed. Prices start at 50c. Pajamas?Made of Muslin, Cheviot, Madras, Soisette and Silk; plain or effectively trimmed. Prices from $1.00 to $6.00. Main floor, F st. Cotton Dress Goods Dept. ? 1 ? (Second Floor, G Street.) Three Thousand Yards Printed Batiste Lawras ' At 9c the yard. Regular price, 12f4c. EW, FRESH goods, with clean-cut, well colored dots, figures and ring patterns, in blue, black and lavender, on sheer smooth white and pongee grounds. All 30 inches wide. Make .splendid dresses and dressing sacques for morning wear and especially nice for children. W* Second floor, 0! at. Children's Special price, 5>c the yard. Regular price, H2J4c. Low Neck Dresses. >pHILDREN'S Dainty (I \ White Dresses, made of V^L/ sheer lawn, in waist style, with low neck and short sleeves, trimmed with lace and embroidery; skirt finished with deep hem. $1.75 each. Children's White I.awn Preston, waist .style, with low neck and short s1<>otcs. trimmed with JwiKiin*. la.-e ami ribbon; skirt fln <Ct 50 Uhed with deep hem. Each 'J Children's White Lawn Dresses, waist style, with low neck and short sleeves, trimmed with insertion: nlso belt of insertion; skirt C-i finished with deep hem. Each f ?J Children's White Cross barred Muslin Presses, waist style, with low neck and short sleeves, trimmed with insertion; skirt finished with deep hem. Each *P?*3 Children's White Lawn Dress*s. waist style, with embroidered yoke, low reck and sh>rt ?lecreg. trimmed with lace; skirt fin- -j-. ished with tucks and deep hem. Each... VJO Third floor, F at. Moth Preventives of Known Efficiency. NEMIES of the moth that are worthy of your confidence. Inexpensive, but of the utmost value if you would safeguard winter furs and garments during the summer months. Manahan's Tarlne Sheets. larite sijte dozen 5OC Mannhan's Moth Bagn, medium size each . 4OC Manahan's Moth Bags, large size. each.. t^OC Manahan's Moth Bajra, extra large size, each O5C Moth Balls, pekg v -c Synthetic Camphor, can 4OC Camphorated Napthaline. pek?., 10e; a dozen . 3*1.10 Oriental Rice Camphor Compound, q, Trt pokg., 10c; dozen Lavender Camphor Compound, pekg., ^T. __ 10c; dozen ^l.IO Cedar Camphor Balls, pekg.. 10c; doz. . $1.10 Camphorated Ited Cedar Compound, _ pekg., 10c; dozen ?M.IO Sulphur Candles, each 5^ and IOC Fifth floor. Eleventh st. Woodward <& Lothrop New York?WASHINGTON?Paris. Special Sale off Women's Shirt Waists, V4 to Ys Less Than Regular Prices, fINE and Beautiful Waists, only one or two of a stvlc. made in the latest lingerie effects, of fine batiste, French muslin. Irish linen, mar quisette and handkerchief linen, elaborately and fetchinglv trim med with cluny, German Valen ciennes. baby Irish and filet laces, embroidery insertion and fine Swiss medallions. Many of them, are exquisitely hand-embroider ed; some made entirely by hand. There are quite a number of im ported Wench models among them. They are high-class ele gant garments. We are offering them at wholesale prices and less. $11 .Ml to $115.00 each. Values, SB.50 to $20.50. Third floor. G st. Correct Bathing; Suit: For Women, Misses and Children. (EfT ?C| ALI the pleasure in bathing is in the suit?if it < 1?>os not fit or is of wrong style or fabric you know how much it f\,. interferes with your good time. And again, you do not know what you are getting when you rent a suit. There are sanitary considerations involved as well as comfort. W e are now showing a very comprehensive line of Bathing Suits and Accessories for women, misses and children, in all the correct styles and fabrics. Woman's Dark I5|tt<- Brilliant ;n< Rith.n? Shim with gored skirt: low square nerk trimtlt* o Kith white soutache braid: siy.es .'It t<i CO Each v*~./ 3 Women's Black Brilliantine B.ithing Stiit Princess styl**. with low stjirire neck trititBici with wide folds -<f black aiid-wlilte checke.i silk and large silk buttons; plain skirt with silk folds; sizes "4 t?> !4. Each. . . ^ Misses' and Children's Brflllnntlnp llitht'it Suits, in black, navy blue an! br?>un, fiiil plHit?d skirt; low square n?-<-k trimmed with narrow white braid: sizes <; to iv c , Each o-O ' Women's Brilliantine Bnthinp Suit*, in bl*<-k and dark blue, with full-plaited skirt; low neck wjth turn-back square collar trimmed with wide white braid and finished with ti?-; (j _ siies 34 to 44. Each V-OJ Women's Brilliantine Batiiins: Suits, in dark blue and black, with full-plaited skirt; low square neck neatly trimmed with nar- (?-, /-> row white braid; sizes ."4 to 44. Each . Women's Brilliantine Balhins Suits, in black, navy blue and brown; low square neck trimmed with fancy white braid; sizes .",4 to 44. Each ' Vj-Vj Women's Brilliantine Bathing Suits, in dark blue and black; low square collar trimmed with wide white braid; gored skirt; rvi sizes 34 to 44. Each Women's Brilliantine Bathing Suits. Princess style, in black and dark blue, with low souare neck neatly trimmed with wide white C/s. braid; sizes 34 to 44. Each Women's Brilliantine Bathing Suits, with low square neck trimmed with wide folds of white brilliantine and soutache braid; sizes 34 to 44 Each V/O^ Third floor. G st. Each. Misses' and Children's Br;Iliantine Rithlnf Suits, in black and navy blue: low round turn* hack collar trimmed with narrow white hrnid and "finished with white tic; ir? - q, ? 0 to IK. Each ."> Misses' and Children's Brilliantine Bathin* Suits, in dark blue and cardinal: filllplslteij skirt; low square neck neatly trimmed wlti narrow white braid; sizes <1 to Id. <5. ? Each v4'/ 3 Misses' Brilliantine Bathing Suits. Princes! Style, in dark hiue and black; low square neck trimmed with wide white braid. Each *1, V0v D Dim Boys' Clothing. HE FOLLOWING items represent excellent values. They were bought at a concession, which enables us to offer theru far below the regular prices. They are made of ex cellent materials, in the latest styles and unusually well finished.. A lot of Boys' All-wool Suits, in plain colors and neat fancy mixtures, with knickerbocker trousers. Sizes 5 to 14. $3.95 each. Values, $5.00, $6.50 and $7.50. A lot of Boys' All-wool Suits, of fancy worsteds and cassi meres, with knickerbocker trousers. Sizes 6 to 16. $5.00 each. Values, $6.50 to $82.50. A lot of Boys' All-wool Suits, in fancy grays and tans, with two pairs of knickerbocker trousers. Sizes 7 to 16. $6.00 each. Value, $8.00. A lot of Little Boys' Russian Blouse Suits, of various wash materials, in plain white and neat colored effects. Sizes 2]A to 7. $1.00 each. Worth up to $2,50. Also a lot of Boys' Separate Knickerbocker Trousers, in neat gr:vy and brown mixtures. Sizes 4 to 16. 85c a paar.- Worth $11.25 and $11.75. Boys' Wash Suits, Showing an excellent assortment of Boys' Wash Suits, for summer wear, in two-piece coat style, with knickerbocker trou sers, of khaki cloth, linens and crashes. $3.25 and $3.50 each. Boys' Blouse Suits?Regulation pull-over-the-hcad styles, in. white and neat colored effects. $2.65 to $5.00 each. Separate Bloomers, sizes 3 to 10?75c a pair. Separate Knickerbockers, sizes 8 to 17?$1.00 a pair. Third floor. Tenth st. ? Guaranteed Lawn Mowers. SPECIAL attention is asked to the line ot Lawn Mowers we offer as representing decided ly unusual values. I he close in spection of these Mowers is wel comed, particularly by those who are familiar with Lawn Mower construction, and a comparison ot prices with other makes of mow ers invited. W e have sold these machines for the past four years, with unvarying satisfaction to the purchasers. Each and every Mower is unqualifiedly guaran teed against imperfection of man ufacture. "Coflonaal" Lawn Mowers, The most satisfactory low priced Mower obtainable. High grade construction throughout. $2.25 each, upward. Lawn King Garden Hose of Known Reliability. OX F buy cheap hose, whether you buy of us or elsewhere: it is a poor investment. Really good hose costs but little more than the worthless. \\ e don't sell the un satisfactory sort, but we do offer at II2c per foot A quality that is excellent and will afford real service. With the patent band fasteners a screw driver is all that is necessarv to keep the hose free from joint leaks. Best brass couplings. Especial attention is invited to our "Colonial" Hose at II5c ft. Fifth floor. Eleventh st. Special Values arc Pure Food Dept, ?? .99 Bearing Lawn Mowers. No better Mower can be pro duced. High, 9-inch wheels; four revolving knives J pawl and rack et patent positive lock; pawl cast steel, hardened; stationary knife has lipped edge, against which revolving knives shear, making Mower self-sharpening; well fin ished hardwood handle. $4.25 each, upward. Fifth floor. Eleventh st. LOT of Davis & John son's Old Virginia Breakfast Herring Roe. Finest quality; packcd at Dido, Ya. Special price, 12c can. Regularly 18c. By a special purchase we are enabled to offer the i!5c size of Fairbank s Gold Dust at the Special price, 19c pekg. A lot of "Quaker" Toasted Corn Fla^e?, just from the factory Special price, 8c pekg. Regularly 10c. Fifth floor. Tenth st. Woodward & Lothrop