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PARKER-BRIDGET & CO. ? Outfitters to Men and Little Men.
Third Day of the Pre-Inventory Sale of ' P. B. Suits & Overcoats Final price reductions tor our annual Inventory Sale went into effect Thursday morning, and the hundreds of men who have been here have not been backward in paying their tribute to the values bv purchasing. The "P.-B." policy is always to repress advertising enthusiasm and stick to hard, cold facts ?no alluring, highly painted word pictures; no illuminated adjectives?just facts. So the values we tell you about for tomorrow will furnish the opportunity for every man to purchase "P.-B" Suits and Overcoats at final reductions before we take stock. Come Tomorrow and Pocket the Savings This "Twice-a-Year " Sale Offers You Special Lots of Overcoats for Before Inventory Sale Chesterfield and con vertible-collar styles, in Meltons, Kersevs, Vi * cunas. Beavers and Chev iots. The seasons latest models at the following reductions: "P.-B.'' Overcoats, $i> values, special, $9.25 "P.-B/' Overcoats, $18 to $20 values, at $ 12.75 #rP.-B." Overcoats, $25 to $30 values, $18.25 Special Lots of Suits for Before Inventory Sale. Three special lots of Suits, made from fancy English worsteds, in neat effects?Cheviots, Cassi meres and Tweeds?also Black and Blue Unfin ished Worsteds. Manv light-weight fabrics suit able for spring wear. "P.-B.'' Suits, $15 val ues. special, $ 1 0.25 "P.-B." Suits, $18 to $20 values, special. $ 12.75 "P.-B."' Suits up to $25 values, special, $17.50 Little Men's Day at the "P.-B." Sale Tomorrow Mothers of little men should bring the chaps along with them tomorrow to the "P.-B." Sale. Below we give an outline of the many interesting values offered?the buying induce ments are indeed tempting. Many buying surprises are in store for purchasers of Boys' Wear?so come early in the day if you can: Our Entire Line of Fancy Mixed Suits; Also En tire Line of Overcoats and Reefers Reduced One-Third $5.00 values. $6.00 values. $7.50 values. $8.50 values. $10.00 values. $12.50 values. $15.00 values. Special.. $3.33 Special.. $4.00 Special.. $5.00 Special.. $5.66 Special.. $6.66 Special.. $8^34 Special. .$10.00 Boys' Hats and Caps 75c Boys' and Children's Hats, worth from $1.50 to $3.00. Spe cial $1.25 and $1.50 Knickerbocker Pants Special, 98c Bloomer and Knickerbocker Pants in all sizes. Regular $1.25 and QQr $1.50 values. Special xOC Up to $12.50 Straight Pants Suits, Special, $3.25 Only 50 of these Suits for a quick clearance. Mixtures and blues, in cheviots, cassimeres and worsteds. The coat alone is worth more than the sale price. It is the best value of the season. Sale spe cial Boys' Blouses Reduced Our entire line of Boys' Odd Blouses, in cotton, is reduced for one week: 50c Blouses 39c 75c Blouses 59c $1.00 Blouses 79c Boys' Underwear Reduced Broken lines of Boys' Underwear, including cotton and wool ribbed ef fects, reduced as follows: 25c garments 19c 50c garments 39c UNION SUITS. 50c values 39c $1.00 values 79c $3, $4 and $5 Derbies f OC and Soft Hats, Special, ' *\J\J These are manufacturer's samples and were secured by us at an underprice on ac count of our taking the entire line. We guarantee them perfect in -f O JT every way. Sale special ^ > *\J>J Head to Foot Outfitters ?[ Clearance Sale of $5.00 Qr and $6.00 Teck Shoes, 4^*7 The Celebrated Teck Shoe for men is reduced for this clearance sale. They are in all leathers and in all sizes. For this sale you can buy $5.00 and $6.00 Shoes special at II vtlJI VJ \X j *\A/ $3.95 Pa. Ave. and Ninth St. AWARD OF DIPLOMAS TO MID-YEAR CLASSES Graduating Exercises Held at the McKinley and Busi ness High Schools. Graduation and class night exercises ef the raid-year graduating: classes of the McKinley and Business high schools were held in the assembly halls of the schools last evening:. Both school officials and the student took a prominent part !n the exercises. At the McKinley School I^ewis H. Boss made the address of welcome. Later he presented the school with a gift from the class. The address of the evening was made by Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, ?ice president of the board of educa tion. wlille Dr. George E. Myers, principal ?f the school, made an address in behalf ?f the faculty. Other Program Numbers. * Other, jgumlwra ?x the program were as follows: Miss M. Hazel Chisholm, piano solo: Miss M. O. Dean, class history: Willis I,. Hurd, scholarship: John N. Kelly, athletics; W. Valentine Wilson, military; Miss Genevieve Ryan, address to undergraduates: Robert O. Tewles, un dergraduates' reply; Mrs. Blanche L)ai gleish, vocal solo; Dudley Brown, class prophecy; Solomon Shappirio, violin sol ); Miss Dorothy Davis, valedictorian; I.c-wis H. Ross, presentation of school- gift. Music was furnished by the school orchestra. The principal address at tlio Business School exercises was made by Supt. A. T. Stuart. Allan Davis, principal of the j school, spoke for the faculty. The wel ! coming address was made by Frederick B. Warder. Harry Taylor made the ad dress to the undergraduate*, to which John T. Gately replied in behalf of the underclassmen. Other features of the program were: Miss Beatrice M- Parker, class history; Miss Katherlne Purcell, class prophecy; Reginald Yowell, class poem: Miss Teresa E. Bartels, valedic tory, and Mrs. J, A, Parks, vocal solo. Awarding of Diplomas. Diplomas were awarded to the follow in* students of the McKinley School by Mrs. Mussey: Misses Dorothy Davis, Mary Omega Mann. Josephine Irene Max well, Genevieve Frances Ryan, Lewis Hudson Boss, Paul Bredek&mp. Dudley Browne, Joseph Harold Bullough, Henry Lewis Flemer, Herbert Raymond Haar, Harry Henry, ljueodore Lewis Holbrook, Dudley Blanchard Howard, Willis L. Hurd, Thomas Ward Joy, Karl P. Jorss, John Nicholas Kelly, sr., Daniel Leo ynaid. Chester Arthur Kotterman, W. Valentine Wilson. Ernest L-. Daniel, the new member of tiie board of education, presented certifi j rates to the following Busines* boys and fiirls: Misses Teresa Elizabeth Bartels, Mollie Amelia Beck, Elizabeth Marguer j ite Duehring, , Florence Estelle Eno, Lot tie Marie Gibson. Maud Evangeline Grun J well. Sophie Louise Hanlein, Katherine : Fidiles Hennessey. Emma Sophia Kess I ler, Antoinette Marie Koenig, Mary | Berry Lawrence, Cecil Amy Marks, | Blanche Gertrude Miller, Rachael Marie 1 Newman, Beatrice Marie Parker, Sarah Katherine Purcell, Marion Katherine Quigley. Suzune Wreath Roberts, Ella I May Sisson and Edna Aitcheson Smith; i Kmil Ilenry Bachschmid, John Moore i Bridget, Howard Earl Crawford, Harry ; Bernard Goldsmith Edward Leroy Mc i Aleer. William Alfred Riley, Moses Root, I Winfield Harrison Scott. Harry Taylor. Frederick Benson Warder and Reginald Yowell. "Cousin Janet" to Attend Tea. ' "Cousin Janet" will attend the after j fcoon tea to be given next Sunday in 1 honor of "Polly's paper playmates." Her J toilet for that occasion will be exhibited in the supplement of The Sunday Star. "Ishmael of the Hemlocks." by Charles G. D. Roberts, In our next Sunday Ma sa line. TAFT TAKES BRISK WALK. With Secretary Norton and Capt. Butt, He Visits Georgetown. President Taft quit work early yester day afternoon and, with Secretary Nor ton, Capt. Butt and two secret service men, went for a walk. He set a merry pace through Georgetown and, returning, took in Potomac Park and, incidentally, visited the Bureau of Pan-American Re publics. John Barrett, director of the Pan American Union, soqn learned that the executive was in the building, and he escorted him through the peace pajace. Upon leaving Mr. Taft authorized Di rector Barrett to extend his best wishes to all countries of the union. ANOTHER FRUITLESS BALLOT. Fifteenth in New York Senatorial Contest Without Result. ALBANY, N. Y., February S.?There was no choice for United States senator *>n the fifteenth joint ballot today. Only forty-eight legislators (no quorum) voted. The ballot resulted as follows: Democrats?Sheehan, 14; Kernan, S; Shepard, 7; Olynn, 3; Littleton, 2; O'Brien. 2; Taylor, 2. Republicans?Depew, 11. IN FOREIGN FIELDS Work of American Mission aries Theme of Addresses. WOMEN WHO AID THE CAUSE Rally Meetings Held in Washington Churches Today. PBOGBAM OF JUBILEE SEBVICES Luncheon Given This Afternoon in Which More Than Eight Hun dred Participated. Over 800 women lunched at the New Willard at 1 o'clock this afternoon arid heard leaders in the work of the Woman's National Foreign Missionary Society tell of various phastu of endeavor. It was, perhaps the largest affair of its kind ever held in the National Capital, and was marked throughout by enthusiasm. Mrs. AVallace Radcliffe presided, and the pro gram included three speakers: Dr. Mary Kiggs Noble, from India; Mrs. Helen Bar rett Montgomery, author, and Mrs-. Henry W. Peabody of Boston, president of the society. Dr. Noble discussed "The Mission Sta tion a Social Settlement"; Mrs. Mont omerv, "What Our Mothers Have Told Us," and Mrs. Peabody, "Some New Ideals for American Women." At the Speakers' Table. Seated at the speaker's table, whence | one could be heard in all parts of the ] beautifully decorated room, were Mrs. ; Radcliffe, presiding: Mrs. James Bryce, | wife of the British ambassador; Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, president general of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion; M'.ys Mabel Boardman of the Red Cross Society, Mrs. I'eabody, Mrs. Mont gomery, Dr. Noble, Mrs. Kinsolving, wife L?f Bishop Kinsolving of Brazil; Miss Eliz abeth F. Pierce, Mrs. Samuel H. Wood row. .Mrs. G. H. McGrew, Miss Davis. Miss Margaret Suman, Mrs. E. Boyd Weitzel, Mrs. K. B. Schaffer, M.tss Flor ence Miller, .Miss Harriet s. Ellis, Mrs. Etta Doane Marden, Miss Jennie V. Hughes, Miss Annie L. Forrest, Mrs. Wil liam Hamilton Bayly, Dr. Mary O'Mal ley, Mrs. Fred Dennett, Miss Kate Uni son, Miss Julia C. Emery and Miss Em ma L. Bridges. Throughout the luncheon a section of the Marine Band gave a musical pro gram. Mrs. Frank CJ. Wilkins was chairman of the special committee in charge, which also included Mrs. Thomas H. Anderson, Miss Alma Baird, Mrs. Irving O. Ball, Mrs. Grace Berry, Mrs. Henry B. Brown, Mrs. Aldis B. Browne, Miss Estella Burner, Miss Alice H. Clark, Mrs. Charles I. Corby, Mrs. Earl Cranston, Mrs. George F. Dudley, Mrs. J. Howard Fishback, Miss Katherine F. Gallaudet, Mrs. Leon D. Geneste, Mrs. William H. Herron, Mrs. William H. Hoeke, Miss Martha N. Hooper, Mrs. Charles E. Hughes, Mrs. Carl Joerissen, Mrs. Aaron Johns, Mies Agnes Kennedy, Mrs. Ralph W. Lee. Mrs. Otho M. Muncaster, Mrs. Serciio II Paj't\p, Mrs. Woodbury Pulsi fcr. Mr>. Ceorge Shlras 3d, Mrs. John Cray in- Cknpson, Mrs. James H. Spald ing. M:s Edward J. Stellwagen, Mrs. Joini Van Rensselaer, Mrs. Mattie J. Vaughau. Mrs. George Whitney White, Mrs. Charles J. Williamson, Mrs. Frank lin P. Wilson, Mrs. Charles Wood and Mrs. Luke Wilson of Chicago. Bally Services in Churches. From 10 o'clock until noon rallies were held in various churches of the denomi nations represented, the list Including the Cavalry Baptist for those of that faith; New York Avenue Presbyterian, Vermont Avenue Christian, First Congregational, Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), St. Paul's Lutheran, Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal, Congress Street Methodist Protestant and Mount Vernon Place Southern Methodist. The session in Calvary Baptist Church was largely attended, Mrs. Peabody being one of the principal speakers, the list of which Included Miss Suman from the Philippines, Miss Harriet Ellis of the Baptist woman's foreign misslonary board, and others. Miss Suman told of the work in the Philippines for the "lit tle brown brother" and declared that missionaries everywhere need the most earnest support of the people of this great nation. Mrs. Peabody spoke at length of the effort of the Woman's National Foreign Missionary Society and the opportunity for service in the ranks of missionary endeavor in all parts of the world. Rev. I)r. Samuel H. Greene, pastor of Calvary Church, dc'ivered a short address at the opening in which he spoke of the work of woman for the world. At Church of the Epiphany. Rev. Dr. McKim had charge of the service held this morning at the Church of the Epiphany in connection with the Woman's Foreign Missionary jubilee now being held in this city. The rector was assisted by Rev. G. Freeland Peter, and in the chancel were Rev. Roland Cotton Smith and Rev. Rob ert W. Andrews of Japan. A communion service In the church was followed by a conference in the parish hall. Both the church service and the conference were in sympathy with the interdenominational movement to for ward missionary work in non-Christian lands. The Bishop of Washington has officially desired all church women of the Episco pal faith to take a real interest in the special meetings arranged for them in connection with the jubilee mission, and the attendance this morning both at the church and at the hall testified to the enthusiasm with which the request has been received. The spirit of the morn ing embodied the rally cry of the Jubilee? to interest the uninterested in the work of the missionary jubilee to open eyes and to open hands and to "raise the standard of personal service." Music and Addresses. About .150 Congrcgationalists, repre senting the three churches of that denomi nation in Washington, assembled at the First Congregational Church, 10th and G streets, for the foreign mission rally. There was congregational singing of hymns and addresses by three out-of town speakers on the subject of the cause of women's missions. Mrs. Frank J. Goodwin of Washington presided over the rally. Devotional exer c'ses were conducted by Miss Emma E. Bridges of Westtteld. N. J. Miss Kate G. Lamson, foreign secretary of the wom an's board, and Mrs. Etta Doane Marden of Constantinople, In charge there of the work among Moslem women, described the conditions women in other lands and the need for the spread of the gospel among them. A jubilee collection was taken. Christianity and Women's Needs. Miss Daisy Davies of Atlanta, Ga., speaking on "The Power of Christianity to Meet the Needs of Womanhood," ad dressed a large audience at the Methodist Episcopal Church South rally at the Mount Vernon Place Church. Miss Da vies. who is a general secretary of the , Woman's National Foreign Missionary So ciety, spoke to some length and held the closest attention of her audience. Mrs. P. J. Campbell of Korea spoke of the general church work in that country, where she has spent a number of years as a missionary. Miss Grace Jeffries of Washington, de nominational chairman for the Methodist Episcopal Church South, presided. On the platform with her were Mrs. J. T. Williams, president of the Women's For eign Missionary Society. Baltimore Con ference. and Mrs. Henry Knowles, presi dent of the Women's Home Missionary Society, Baltimore Conference. Mrs. Thomas A. Groover of this city pres.ded at the piano. At a special meeting at Mount Vernon Place Church last night, under the auspices of the National Woman's For eign Missionary Society, the women of the church raised $500 for mission work in Brazil. Work of Missionary Societies. Outlining the work that is to be done by the missionary societies of the Chris tian churches of the 1'nited States durinu | the coming >ear. Miss Florence Miller, national secretary of the Woman's For eign Missionary Society of the United States, addressed the Disciples of Christ gathered at the Vermont Avenue Chris tian Church this morning at a jubilee meeting Following the address nf Miss Miller tlie presidents of the auxiliaries of mis sionary societies uf the various Christian ! churches in this section gave brief ad ! dresses as follows: Mrs. Jefferson Middle ton, Vermont Avenue: Mrs. D. S. Shook. Ninth Street, northeast; Mrs. W; G. Oram, H Street, southwest; Mrs. XV. B. Gaines. Fifteenth Street, southeast; Mrs. Mildred Shlnn, Whitney Avenue; Mrs. John L. Knopp, Thirty-fourth Street, northeast; Mrs. Iviward Magruder, Tux edo, Md. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Joseph S. Van Arsdaie. the state presi dent. Following a liymn. "Praise God lrom Whom All Blessings Flow," Mrs. Emma S. Lattimore, the state organizer, offered prayer. Mrs Charles E. Fergu son. state superintendent of jun'or work, conducted devotional exercises. The exer cises closed with the benediction. Discussion of Opportunities. The woman's missionary meeting in St. Paul's English Lutheran Church was presided over by Mrs. John Weidley and was attended by a congregation of women that completely tilled the auditorium ol' the church. The services opened with devotional exercises conducted by Mrs. Luther Waring and lasting about a half hour. Following the devotional exerciscs, Mrs. Weidley introduced Mrs. Charles E. Hay of Baltimore. Mrs.# Hay took as her theme the opportunities of women for missionary work, and after reviewing the work that had been done, pointed out the fields in which the women of the Lu theran Church could be most useful. She urged the young women to take a more active interest in missionary work and to prepare themselves to take the places of their mothers and eiders in future 1 vears. * Mrs. K. B. Shaffer of Delaware. Ohio, secretary of the Woman's National For eign Missionary Society, was next intro duced. Mrs. Shaffer gave a brief outline of the misionary meetings that have been j held in other cities and spoke of the work being done by Lutheran mission aries in Africa and South America, and of the fields that arc open at home for effective work. Mrs. Richmond and Mrs. Julian Bry lawski sang solos during the services. Missionaries in Japan. Missionary work in Japan formed the principal subject of the addresses de li vered at the Congress Street M. P. i'church today, several persons being pres ent who had worked in that country for several years. Rev. F. C. Klien. who was the first Methodist Protestant sessionary to go to Japan, said the religion of that country was based mainly on thu duty of the weak to the strong and not of the strong to the weak, as it is in America. Dr. Thomas E. Lewis spoke on "God's Money." saying that jdl money used by missionaries should he accounted for and I the accounts made pub ic. Mrs. John N. Culbertson. president of the Interdenominational Missionary So ciety of this city, made a plea for steady ; work for the missions instead of "two or three days of excitement." Miss Anna L. Forrest, recently returned from Japan, described the conditions ex isting in that country. Mrs. H. B. Harlan presided, while the devotional exercises were in charge of Mrs. W. B. Hartley. Appeal for Nurses' Home. The rally meeting at the New York Avenue Church was attended by'an audi ence that filled both the auditorium and the galleries. It was in charge of Miss Gertrude Leonard of the New York Ave nue Church. The principal addresses of the meeting were made by Dr. Mary Rjggs Noble of India, medical missionary in charge of the hospital work of the Presbyterian missions in that country, and Dr. W. J. Wanless. who is in charge of the hospital at Miraj, one or the most important under the Presbyterian board of foreign missions. The scriptural reading and prayer were delivered by Miss Mary Johnson, a mis sionary of the Presbyterian Church, who was born of missionary parents In India. Miss Johnson was educated in this coun try and has spent nearly all her life in mission work. . ? . , . Mrs. E. Boyd Weitzel of Phlladelpl 1a presided, and the music was fu.nistiea by a special choir under t.ie leadership of Miss Jeannette Burke of New York Avenue Church and Miss Anna Holden of the Church of the covenant. The jubilee offering at the meeting here was for the home for nurses at Miraj, India. In an appeal in behalf of the home Dr. Wanless said: "The training of Indian nurses is re garded by the mission worKers of India as one of the most important things being done at Miraj. All our nurses are Christian, and with few exceptions they have rendered splendid serv.ee. con tributing largely to the success and re nown of the hospital." Education of Chinese Women. Governmental toleration of missionaries and a desire for the education of the nation's womanhood are the two most vital forces that have for their end the Christianizing of the Chinese empire, was the declaration of Miss Jennie B. Hughes, a missionary from northern China, at the Woman's Foreign Mission ary Jubilee meeting in the Metropolitan M. E. Church this morning. Miss Hughes' address was a review of the missionaries' labors in China for the last half century. She described the hardships of the first missionaries that entered the empire in 1850 and the struggles of those who fol lowed them for several decades after ward. The first girls' school was estab lished In 1873, she said, in one of the southeastern provinces, and pupils were obtained from the lowest coolie class by bribing their parents because of the su perstition and prejudice against the edu cation of women. The recent imperial edict refusing gov ernmental employment to men who have married uneducated women was the first step forward toward what is now a na tion-wide desire to place them on the same intellectual plane with men. Other addresses were delivered by Miss Sea, a Christian Chinese woman, and Miss Ka*-ati, a convert from India. Both are workers in Methodist Episcopal mission i arv stations in their respective countries. The meetine was presided over by Miss Elizabeth Pierce, District president of the | Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Afternoon Program. At 4 o'clock this afternoon a meeting for nurses will be held at the residence of Mrs. Charles W. Richardson. 1117 Connecticut avenue. Dr. Ada R. Thomas will preside and the speakers' list will in clude Miss Anna L. Forrest, Drs. Noble and Wanless. A children's story hour will be held at the same time in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, with Mrs. Claude Keiper presiding. Stories of mission work in all parts of the world will be told by missionaries. Mrs. John R. McLean will give a recep tion at her residence, 15th and I streets, at 5 o'clock to Mrs. Pea body and Mrs. Montgomery. This will be an invitation affair. The closing meeting of the jubilee will be he'd in Continental Memorial Hall at 8 o'clock, with Mrs. Wallace Raddiffe presiding. Improving Eastern Women. The mass meeting for colored women in Metropolitan A. M. E. Church last even ing was largely attended. Mrs. Rad cliffe. Mrs. Peabody, Miss Hughes. Miss Suman, Dr. Wanless and Mrs. Montgom ery were the speakers. Miss Nannie Bur roughs presided. Christianity Is enabling the women of China. Africa. India and other foreign lands to throw off the shackles which have bound them for centuries, declared Mrs Montgomery. It is making it pos slble for them to think and to act for themselves, as do the women of the west ern world, and as they become converted they no longer permit their husbands, and fathers to keep them apart from the world. , . .. "Once the eastern nations become thor oughly Christianized," she concluded. HAYDEN'S 934 F Street ! ? ? ? # ?? ? ? ?? i [Saturday to Be a Record Breaker, \\ It values count, tomorrow should be a banner :: H dav. Our store is becoming known as the 'Bargain 1: M * ( ' * #? H center" of W ashington, and Saturday we expect t<> outdo even ?? :: uur own record for bargain giving. :: A Solid Car Load of DAINTY UNDERMUSLINS n y On Sale Saturday at Less Than Cost \\ ii of the Material. \\ :: :: | ONE BIG BARGAIN COUNTER piled high with :: Ladies' Skirts and Combination Sets. W orth up to S5.00. H All at one price. I Your Choice, $1L50 ?? r . ?5 They arc manufacturer's samples and odd lot- of ex tra fine quality. ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? * ~ Bargain Table No. 2 :? 2 LOADED WITH GOW NS, Combination Set-. Skirts ami :: g Chemise. Worth up to $2.^0. Your choice, while s* ? they last >'OC g H BargaSni Tab&e No. 3 0 :: ONE DIG LOT OE SKIRTS, G??wns, Combination Sets, H etc. Manx* garments in the l<?t worth ui> to Si.>o. 2: | Sale price"..? jj l| Bargain Tabie No? 4 l\ \l LADIES' GOWNS. Skirts. Corset Covers am! p 55 Drawers. Worth up to $1.00. At :: soc CORSET COVERS AND DRAW ERS. These gar- :: g ments are beautifully trimmed with laces, ribbons and ^ H embroideries. On sale at ArOC g H LADIES' CORSET CO\ ERS and Drawers. fl (Q),' | Worth 39c. At __J_J ? | $1.00 Silk Hosiery at 39c | Several hundred dozen Onyx Silk Hose for men and | || women, in black, tans and colors. On sale at 119c, 25c aed 39c Hosiery for men and women. Worth 25c. On sale at ? !2'*/4c, 30c amid 5c _ 1 u Another Busy Day in the ? SHIRT DEPARTMENT. ? ? i ?? ii ? ? ? ? ? ? 55 WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED 900 DOZEN SHIRTS ?: H EOR MEN AND P?( )VS. This lot consists of White Linen J| Eull Dress Shirts, or black and white stripes <>r figures: in soft 55 ?5 or pleated bosoms or white pleated coat styles, with or with- U H out cuffs. All sizes. Worth up to Si.50. Sale prices. :: 1 3PCo 50c amid 69Co 1 :: 500 dozen DRESS SHIRTS; black and white stripes or 55 g figures, or plain white. Worth 75c. Sale ^ n price p ?5 Men's 50c Xeckwear on sale at 5J | 10c, 119c aod 25c | :: These ties are made from the finest silks; wide end or re- S a versible styles; many tubular silks and satins in the lot. If you H ?5 see them vou will buv them. :: I HAYDEN'S. 934 F St I "they will no longer lag behind the mod ern nations." They are steadily becoming more progressive as they adopt Chris tianity. The Christian woman of the east is the same as the Christian woman of the west. She will not consent to stay behind closed doors and be treated like a child. She thinks." Plague Due to Animals. Dr. Wanless explained that the plague rages in India at intervals because the people have been taught to consider all animals sacred, hence their refusal to kill them when the pestilence Is being spread through these same agencies. The mis sionaries new are teaching them to kill rats and other animals. Dr. Mary Riggs Noble, from India, pre sided at the meeting of busy women in the First Congregational Church at o'clock yesterday afternoon. Miss Hughes, from China, in an address, said many of the Chinese women become steadfast fol lowers of Christ, and are the s.anchest Christians in the world. Other speakers were Mrs. Etta Dnane Marden, from Constantinople, and Mrs. Montgomery. More than fifteen hundred schoolgirls crowded Masonic Temple at 3:30 o'clock, when Miss Florence M. Brown, general secretary of the Y. W. C. A., called the students' meeting to order. This meeting had been arranged for by Mrs. Frank E. Edlngton, chairman, and other members of a special committee, and was regarded as one of the most successful of the jubilee. Dr. Noble, Mrs. Montgomery and Miss Harriet Ellis spoke, and tales of the suffering of women in foreign lands were told. Miss Helen Taft, daughter of the Presi dent, was among tho^e in attendance. WOMEN TRAMPLED Oi\l IN THEATER FIRE SCARE Men Fight Their Way to the Door, Striking- Bight and Left in Effort to Escape. TRENTON, N. J., February C.?Prompt action of the police, coolness of theater officials and bravery by actors prevent ed last night what might have been a disaster at the Trent Theater. The vaudeville house was crowded when fire was discovered in a smoking room in the basement. Several persons were slightly injured in the small panic that ensued, and sbout ten women fainted and had to be carried out. Two Princeton students, who gave their names as J, E. Jenkins and Mor ris S. Boyer, were placed under arrest in central police heudquarters on sus picion of setting fire to a towel in the smoking room. They deny the charge. Constable F^ank Grove, who arrested them, says they were the last persons in the room before the blaze was dis covered. The audience became aware of smoke at the time when the theater is usually j darkened for motion pictures. Last night the management was trying a plan by which the theater is kept lighted. This, the police think, pre vented a catastrophe. Some one shouted "fire." The entire audience rose and made for the exits, the women leaving their wraps and handbags, and the men their hats and overcoats. Several men fought their way to the street, trampling over women and striking blows right and left. The orchestra continued to play and the moving picture exhibition was not discontinued. The officials of the house shouted from the most conspicuous parts of the auditorium that there was no danger, and the police had the crowd in control before many reached the street. MEMBERSHIP OF HOUSE NOT TO BEIHOOEASED So Declares the Republican Caucus by Vote of 56* to 91. | ! Although the republicans of the i House o? Representatives held a caucu-= j last night to settle the reapportionment ? problem by deetrmining upon a course ; of action, it Is not apparent that a j great deal was accomplished. It Is I true that the Crumpackfr bill propos j ing an increase in the membership in J the House to 4X'! on the basis of th ? I last census returns was turned down, j and a proposition submitted by Repre sentative Campbell of Kansas to ieav? | the membership at :JI?1, where it is at I present, was agreed to. Hut this doe i not mean so much, in view of the fa-t ; that les>- than 15o of the 21."? repub ; licans showed up at the meeting and | that the Campbell plan was adopted, i 7o to .V>. only after it had first bee.i ' defeated. ."><5 to 91. As a result none of the republican j leaders in the House would venture a I prediction today as to the chance of j passing a reapportionment bill at this session. Crunipacker Bill Explained. ' The Crunipacker bill was the tir.-t | taken up and its author explained that 1 if this plan was adopted, providing for a membership of 4.'!::, not a single state would lose a representative, -while New York would gain six. Pennsylvania four, California and Oklahoma thre^ cach; Uinois, Massachusetts, New Jer sey. Texas and Washington, two each, and Alabama. Colorado, Florida. Geor gia, Idaho, Louisiana. Michigan, Min nesota. Montana. North Dakota. Soutli Dakota. Ohio. Oregon, I'tah. Rhode Island and West Virginia one mem ber each. Hut If it were decided to retain tne House at its present mem bership Missouri would lose two and Illinois, Indiana. Iowa, Kansas, Ken tucky, Nebraska. N'ortli Carolina, Ohio. Tennessee. Virginia and Wisconsin, one each. It was also pointed out that there lias oeen an increase of the membership of the House under every census but one since the organization of the govern ment, and that the increases have av eraged about 50 per cent of the pro portion of the increase in population. An attempt by Representatives Ben net and Olcott of New York to In struct the committee on census to re port an apportionment framed in con formity with the spirit of the four teenth amendment of the Constitution stirred up things for a time. This was the inevitable revival of the negro dis franchisement proposition, aimed at those states in the south which have enacted legislation tending to elimi nate the negro as a political factor. The Bennet resolution was defeated. Tl to 48. many of its supporters votln* for it merely because It would have tended. In their opinion, to delay action. There are a good many republican* who favor an increase In the House membership who are extremely dis gruntled today because the balance of power In the caucus was in the hands of a couple of dozen lame ducks, who, being about to retire to the shades of private life, view with considerable equanimity ?the proposition to retain the House membership at Its present total, notwithstanding the reduction In the delegations from the states men* tioned that must inevitably follew. f