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With Sam 0*7 Momlnc Mlttoi. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY May 3, 1912 THEODORE W. NOTES Editor Yha Evening Star ITewapaper Company. Biilw Office, itih St. and Pennsylvania Avenue. New York Office; TYItrane Building, rhimjro Office; First National Bank Building. European Office: 3 Regent St., London, England. The Ercninc Star, with the Sunday morning edition. Is delivered by carrier* within tbe city at 4ft rent* per month; dally only, 25 rents per month; Sunday only. 20 centa per raootb. Orders mar bo sent by mull. or telephone Main 2440. rolled Ion la made by carrier at the end of each month. Payable In advance? by mall, postage prepaid: r?slly. Sunday Included, one month, fio centa. I'ally. Sunday excepted, one month. 40 cent*. Saturday Star, $1 jear. Sunday Star, $?40 year. Entered aa *e<wnd-cla*s mall matter at the post office at Washington, D. C. mn order to avoid delaye on account of peraonal absence, letter* to THR STAR should not be addressed to any Individual connected with the offl.-e, but simply to TITO STAR, or to the Editorial or Bnsipess Department, according to tenor or porpoae. Mr. Bryan at Baltimore. The suggestion of Ms. Bryan for tem porary chairman at Baltimore Is not happy. There Is more important work at the convention than making the first speech, and fo Important a man should rot b?* assigned to a minor task. Let some minor personality perform it, and let Jlr. Bryan be saved for a task of his size. * 11c should be made chairman of the platform committee. As Bryanlsm Is now the wear?even some republicans have accepted it?its originator and dissem inator should present it to the convention in its latest form. Nobody else could perform the office half so well. From no other man would the party's appeal for' votes this year be received by the con vention with half so much respect or .enthusiasm. Air. Bryan is not an announced candi date for the Baltimore nomination. His expressed concern is for the platform. He wants that made clear and strong, and to carry the democracy's best ex planation of progressivism. By all means, therefore, Nebraska should assign him to the platform committee, and the committee choose him to preside over its deliberations. The adoption of the platform will pre cede the nomination of the candidate, and the man who has presented the plat form to the convention and spoken for its adoption will be immediately in the convention's mind when the question of candidates is taken up. Let us. then, suppose a thing or two. Suppose the platform has shown some of the best of Air. Bryan's touches. Sup pose his speech in advocacy of it has shown some phrases in Mr. Bryan's best manner. Suppose he has been received by the convention with every manifesta tion of appreciation, and has achieved another oratorical triumph. Then suppose the names of Clark, "Wil son, Harmon, Underwood and the others introduced, and the bearers eulogized. Suppose many fruitless balloting* taken. Seven hundred and odd votes?the two thirds necessary to a nomination?may ?not be easily produced. Suppose the deadlock begins to get on the nerves of delegate*, and a dark horse is suggested. < In such an event, who would be half so strong as Mr, Bryan? He will have admirers in every camp?even in those of Harmon and Underwood. In the camps of Clark and "Wilson will be men .who admire him more than they do the man whose flag they now are carrying. And then will be found men who are uninstructed, and by reason of that fact in good position to jump to Mr. Bryan promptly should bis name be presented. There are two good reasons, therefore, why the chairmanship of the platform c ommittee would better serve Mr. Bryan and Bryanlsm than the temporary chair manship of the convention. The Wytheyille Trials. The country will watch with keen in terest the trial of the Allen clan at Wythevllle. Va., for the murder of of ficers of the court at HlllsviUe a few weeks ago. No more daatardly crime was ever committed in the history of this country. It was immediately recognized as a direct assault upon the judicial system, and from one end of the land to the other it was denounced in unsparing terms, and the punishment of the murder ers was demanded. All but two of the members of the gang have been captured and are now ready for trial, one of them being selected for the first hearing on the charge of killing Judge Massie. A change of venue has been granted to tarry the case Into another county, so as to give the prisoners the chance of an unprejudiced trial. So universal was the feeling of horror when this crime was committed, however, that it is doubtful whether the shift from one county to an other makes much difference. Probably the accused will have every possible op portunlty at Wythevllle to refute the proof advanced by tbe state. 'And, on the other hand, it is hardly to be believed that the men chosen for jury service in these cases will be influenced In their favor by any fear of later reprisals. The whole state of Virginia feels keenly the shame of this murderous attack upon an Institution which Is at the foundation of good government, and a failure of justice at "Wythevllle would be regarded (by every citizen "of the Old Dominion with the least respect for law and order as a reflection upon the civilisation of a common wealth that has from the beginning stood for the best Americanism. , Anarchists did socialists a favor by physlcally attacking them and removing any lingering impression to the effect that socialism and anarchy have anything in common. .\. wireless operator has people more completely at his mercy than a head waiter or a janitor. The Anthracite Issue. After a tentative agreement had been reached between subcommittees repre senting the two sides In the hard coal dispute, calculated to put an end to the stoppage of work that has continued since the first of April, the full conference committee of the anthracite mine work ers lias rejected the plan of settlement, and restated virtually the original de mands of tlie workers, including full recognition of the union, the eheck-off sys tem of the collection of union dues by the companies, the eight-hour day. a larger increase in-wages than 10 per cent and a shorter agreement than a four-year term. There is still hope for a settlement. The miners' committee will submit the propo sition to a general vote of the men. pos sibly through a convention, and it may be ratified despite the recommendations of the committee. This, howeyer, is not likely to occur. A modified plan of settle ment may be required, and this will ne cessitate some further concessions by the miner operators. As the matter worked out practically, the apparent increase pf lCLper cent in the wageaofth? work ers would have netted only about M4 per cent. Inasmuch as the sliding scale was to be abolished. Probably if a net advance of 10 per cent were guaranteed the workers would be inclined to accept the peace offer. Tliere is evident danger of complications leading to a prolongation of the strike. In view of the fact that both sides are disposed to grant concessions, it would seem to be a propitious occasion for arbitration. Unfortunately no progress has been made toward the passage of the bill which was intended to extend the operations of the Krdman act to permit the government to intervene in such dis putes as this, as it does in the case of railroad troubles. The successful media tion of the United States authorities be tween the eastern railroad corporations and the engineers proves the value of this method of settling industrial contro versies, and it is to be regretted that the impulse toward additional legislation, stimulated in March by the menace of an anthracite coal strike, has not carried by this time to the point of an enactment that would now permit the government to step into this case and prevent a prolong ed suspension of hard coal mining, cer-| tain to cost the people of the country dearly, and to breed discontent and dan gerous antagonisms. The Old Age Question in the House. It if gratifying to observe the vigorous opposition that is manifested in the House of Representatives to the proposal of the appropriations committee that all government workers over sixty-five years of age be summarily dismissed. In the j debate yesterday this feature of the "leg islative" appropriations bill was the ob ject of attack from all sides, without re gard to party. It was manifest that there is no general disposition In the House in favor; of this drastic, cruel method of relieving the government serv ice of the superannuated employes, and there is now reason to hope that the House will eliminate this feature of the bill before It goes to the Senate. This, however, would be only a negative ac tion, preventing a grave mistake and sav ing the government from the reproach of j even advancing along one of the legis lative stages, so inequitable and short sighted and inhumano a plan of adminis trative reorganization. With the House voting down the committee's proposal, which is to be expected in the light of the strong opposition already manifested, the problem would remain unsolved of how to relieve the service of the super annuated. The government cannot go on indefi nitely without making some readjust ment that will enable It to retire its vet eran employes after a certain number of years of service upon a competence. This may be done by means of a straight-out | pension granted in recognition of the faithful service of the workers as a busi nesslike investment by the government In j continuity and fidelity, or it may be done on the basis of clerical contributions with the government standing part of the cost and administering the funds. Just at present there Is moro sentiment in favor of the contributory plan. The clerks themselves naturally prefer a straight out government retirement provision, but they recognize that in view of the oppo sition to any form of civil pension sys tem they would be more likely to get something in the way of a contributory arrangement, and so they have, through their chosen representatives, indicated j their willingness to accept such a method, involving the feature of compulsory con tributions. Objection was raised yester day in the House in the course of the debate to the maintenance of a "lobby* in the interest of the clerks' retirement plan. If the United States were intent upon conserving Its own interests there would "be no occasion whatever for any form of "lobby" to press the subject of a retirement plan upon the attention of Congress. But unfortunately this Impor tant question has been neglected year after year, and it has become necessary to press the matter before the House and Senate, to make representations of actual conditions, to show the committees wherein the government Is losing an nually in terms of economic service, to point to what has been successfully un dertaken by other governments and Im portant business corporations in the way of old-age pensions and superannuation schemes. Congress should be grateful tor these suggestions and urglngs instead of resentful. When the Japanese peril takes the form | of a soulless corporation credited with designs to monopolize real estate the trust question takes on new terrors. It is understood that competition is still | the Important factor in trade, as mani fested in the rivalry among middlemen j to raise the cost to the consumer. J. B. Ismay will soon be back among his countrymen. It will be just as well to have any impression that he had been tied to a stake and scalped set at rest. There have been moments when it look ed as if Mr. G, W. Perkins were taking risks with Mr. Wickersham's thrashing machine. Some of the suffragette paraders in New York insisted on compromising the thirty nine-cent hat proposition and making It |3l>. Some of New York's theatrical experi ments demonstrate that "a revival" is I not necessarily a resuscitation. As played by Theodore Roosevelt, poli tics Is not a game. It is a convulsion I of nature. The T. W. C. A.'s Building Fund. A most worthy undertaking is in prog ress now in this city for the purpose of raising a fund for a new home for the Young Women's Christian Association, an organization that has, with a minimum of display, accomplished a work of great value In this community. From the outset the Y. W. C. A. has been handicapped by lack of funds, but it has with excellent judgment been so managed that it has kept well within its means and yet has expanded, through the enthusiasm and energies of the women enlisted in its ad ministration of its membership, until it now needs a new home wherein It can accomplish a maximum of results. Com mittees have been organized to press this matter to a successful issue. Business men have been enlisted and are giving of their time and generously contributing in cash to the building fund. Thus far the campaign has been highly successful, and money is being raised at a rate that promises a triumphant conclusion in short order: but in this, as in all other enterprises dependent upon public liberal ity, where there is no acute emergency to arouse interest, it will be necessary for every friend of the organization to work actively, and for every citizen who ap preciates its value as a social and moral | influence and an educational factor in Washington to employ every possible | means to keep the movement going. The Young Women's Christian Asso ciation does for the girls and young I women of Washington practically the same work that is done by the Y. M. C. A. for the boys and young men. With out question if there were an equivalent * plant it would accomplish equal results. The need of such an organisation Is evident when one looks about and sees the number of girls and young women rbo *re employed la wage-earning occu patlons and who need some wholesome social activity, and also require educa tional assistance which Is denied them In the ordinary lines. Year by year the number of working girls and young wom en Increases, and the necessity grows for institutional influences to reach them for ( their moral and physical welfare. The local Y. W. C. A. has been especially successful In this field, and considering the handicap of Inadequate equipment it has easily earned the right to the tribute of a large fund insuring it a building and plant sufficient to make it one of the most effective of American organizations of its kind. It must go hard with Prof. VVoodrow Wilson to realize that so many cultured New Englanders preferred a man who has been known to wear a slouch hat and a "Prince Albert" coat. Col. Roosevelt now and then relin quishes a delegate with the grace of a skilled chess player engaged in sacrificing a pawn. i One advantage enjoyed by the London Board of Trade is that it does not have'j to waste much time on the roll call. SHOOTING STARS. BT THILAXDEB JOHXSOX. Exaggerated Statement. "My great-grandfather could have \ bought this whole township for a song,' remarked the man from town. "I've heard them stories," replied Farm er Corntossel. "If they was all true there wouldn't be anybody ownin* real estate except musicians." Beyond Hnman Capacity. "Shakespeare was not a good aetor," said the leading woman. "I'm not so sure of that," replied the leading man. "Shakespeare might have had some talent. But you couldn't ex pect a man to write all those plays and at the same time hold his own in a fight for the center of the stage." Abundance. Though steak and chop be somewhat dear, Why should that worry me? A public library Is near Where food for thought Is free. The Fantastic Theorist. "You Insist on regarding multimillion aires with resentment." J "I do. Their own efforts to be philan thropic show that their consciences are troubled." "Surely you know of rich people who are most estimable." "Oh, yes. But they are innocent by-1 standers whom wealth struck accident ally." An Unappreciated Concession. "It's no use!" exclaimed Mr. Bllgglni, dejectedly. "What's the trouble?" "Domestic misunderstanding. I told my wife I wanted her to be a suffragette and I attend meetings. She began to cry and said I was tired of her society." Power of Eloquence. "De way dat man talks to his mule Is1 sumpin' drefful," said Miss Miami Brown. "Yes," replied Mr. Erastus Plnkley. "Dat's why dc mule balks. De way dat man talks gets him so interested he can't he'p stoppin' to listen." A Question. I try to love my neighbor And wear a kindly smile; But when your neighbor greets you In supercilious style And says you are mendacious And maybe stupid, too? When you have such a neighbor What are you going to do? I try to love my neighbor But when he seems to seek For pastime to compel you To turn the other cheek; When he picks up a hammer And thinks it's up to you To be the anvil, always? What are you going to do? The Miners Should Beware. From the New York Herald. Flushed with a little power and through having gained valuable conces sions from the operators, the committee representing the miners yesterday repu diated the peace pact their subcommittee had agreed to. Now they are trying to ! decide whether to refer the matter to a | convention or ask the mine owners for another conference. Meantime the coun try is again threatened with a great strike. We do not believe, however, that there will be a strike, unless it be that | the union leaders lack the sense they are commonly credited with possessing. The men won in 1902 because public opinion was with them. Today public opinion is very much against them. It realises that the mine owners have been very fair and that their offer is reasonable. And with out public opinion no great strike can be j successful. At the best the United Mine Workers of America Includes In its mem bership but a minority of the men em ployed In the hard coal fields, and when I it comes to a test of strength the advan tage will be with the operators. ' ??? ' Swat Flies and All Bugs. Froin tlie Philadelphia Inquirer. Already the physicians are out with their warnings to begin an early and effective crusade against files and every other kind of insect. In Cleveland a cent is being paid for every ten dead flies | produced before a certain date. When we consider that insects of all kinds are amazingly proline, it is wise to start early. Every fly killed now makes way with potential thousands. Mosquitoes are giving way under the campaign, but they are still too numerous. They cannot in crease except In the water, and every stagnant pool in the city should be abol ished. It is particularly necessary, now that housecleaning is at band, that the housewife take care that open windows be not made invitations to Mies to enter. ; As a mere matter of cleanliness and com-1 fort, we want to get rid of insects, but the important feature now is that flies, mosquitoes, fleas and others of the tribe are purveyors of disease. Swat the bugs! Swat them early and often! i i mmm i Baltimore Playgrounds. From the Baltimore American. With the beginning of May there is a very general resumption of activities at nearly all of the city playgrounds and the Public Athletic League also begins to arrange its open-air programs. There are few institutions?and it may proper ly be called an Institution?that are ac complishing a greater amount of real good in the training of the species than that of organized anu supervised open-air sports. The playground movement has firmly established Itself In favor In this city. It is here not only to stay, but to grow and expand. Already we have waked up to the fact that municipal playgrounds are not merely pleasure grounds for the young, but that they are necessities if that instinctive love of physical activity which dwells In the young of the race is to be guided along wholesome lines. Forlorn Hope. From the Boston Transcript. The girl editor of Wellesley College who has couched a lance against slang has all the courage that so often Is enlisted in a hopeless cause. Does All the Dealing. From the Detroit Free Pi*m. In other words, though T. R. insists on having a square deal he objects to letting the other fellow cut the cards when lie's itieaUfl* . . _ , Lngkft-w?ighft Eaggag? Especially Desirable For Summer Travel. Straw amdl Cans? | Squill Castss amid j H&mSIbags, SOc & Up | Dmsss Trasnks, Our OWn Make. v??t.$wjs ; Only Selected Materials Used. Brass-trimmed, riveted. linen lined; two trays and straps. TQPHAM'S, i 1219 F Pioneer Manufacturer. STINEMETZ, i F St., cor. 12th. IMPROVED FUR STORAGE. Furs Altered and Repaired at Summer Prices. Phone M. 8300. 5ON SATURDAY* 5 as usual we sell our regular (two ^ " dollar and fifty cent) ^ * Rimmed or || / * Rimless * Eyeglasses or * Spectacles For ^ Hundreds of people are taking K advantage of this special Satur- ^ ?> day offer. Your eyes are' exam- . ^ ined carefully by an expert op- * % tician and flttfd with proper ? ? glasses all for one dollar. * % fc fc Callisher, % 9^ 14-kt. Qold-fllled Frames or * m Mountings?an honest $2.50 val- A ? ue. Some opticians would charge ^ ^ you $6?our special Saturday . ^ price, only one dollar * * % ^ , Eyesight Specialist, j S 917 Pa. Ave. ? * * ? ? . ? .1 ? ? ?? California Claret, Inglenook Vineyard. Table Olaret. Black Letter Label, per doz $*??> Table Claret. Ztnfandel, per do*.... 5.50 Extra. Table Olaret. Bad Letter Label. Jfedoc Type. P*r do* Burgundy, Beserre Stock, per doz... 8.00 Bottled at the Vineyard* and are the finest from California. JOHN H. MAGRUDER, Fine Groceries, Wines and Cigars, Conn. Ave. & K St. Wholesale and Retail. ? CHAS. B. EDMON8TON. * <(? - Get a jewett J REFRIGERATOR. t 1' The almost freezing temperature of a i Z Jewett Refrigerator, In connection trith . T the perfect dry-air circulation, keeps T foodstuffs and drinkables pure and un- . "' tainted in the warmest weather- Haud- . ?*' some white porcelain and sine linings. , Jewett Refrigerator, 35-lb. tee $12 <fr ??? ^Specially Constructed Apartment Re- j" ?) > frlgerators, 75-lb. ice capac- $12.75 E Jewett Ice Chests... $7.90 to $l8 ? Chas. R. Edmonston, i -i> China. Glass and Housefurnishings, A. X 1205 Pa. Ave. t ??> *1.25 (? f 24 bottles. . (. '!? j: Faust Beer, Schlitz Beer, j: Pabst Beer ? E deliver "wet lyM g??d^ vyvSrv 10:30p.m. Call us up when you want Bottled Beers, ? Liquors, Wines, etc., in a hurry. Virginia Claret, 50c bottle. | JOHN T. CROWLEY, 4 831 14th St. N.W. Tel 3644. New York=WASHINGTON=Parls. Fur Storage Furs. Fur Garments and Fur-trimmed Ap parel placed in our cold storage vaults are safe from any injury. Mae Tailored Swats for Masses and Small Women, the Special Sale, $115.75. Cleaning Lace Curtains and Blankets is a special ty with us. Best facilities and lowest prices. When cleaned, stored free of charge. UITS for misses, juniors and small women are generously represented in this special offering. Excellently tailored suits at about the cost of materials and workmanship. These arc from one of our best makers upon whom we depend for a large part of our regular stock. Ten models of this season's designing afford varied choice. Jaunty Norfolk Jacket Suits, modified cutaway effects; smart worst ed suits, whipcords in plenty; mannish worsteds; serges, plain and pencil striped. Best of all, the selection of sizes for misses and small women is remarkably good. We cannot show every style in each size, hut enough to assure satisfaction. Quality in tailoring and details of finish are indeed worthy of especial commendation. Special price, $15.75 each. $25.(0)0) to $29.50 grades. Third floor, G at. Masses' Red Blazer aedl Norfolk Coats HE pronounced vogue of the season for these ultra-fashion able coats confirms our splendid preparations and complete showing of these smart garments. Fashioned of tennis flan nel, serges and thibets in blazer and Norfolk effects, they are the distinctive note in misses' spring outer apparel. $6.75 to $116.50 each. v Girls' Coats for Dress and Everyday Wear. At $5.00?Girls' Navy Blue Serge and Shepherd Checked Coats. These are in length, lined throughout. Various com binations in trimming and some plainly tailored in simple, refined styles. An exceptionally good value. in .75?Fine Serge Coats the popular Norfolk effects. These are shown in plain shades, black-and-white checks and other modish designs. Decidedly smart garments that are unusually low priced, their thorough worthiness considered. Third floor, G st. Superb New Hats In Admirable Styles for Girls. HOWING a hundred variations in the development of beau-, tiful and exclusive new hats. Not only is there variety in the hats, but the shapes, sizes and trimming themes express every tendency, and in a manner imparting grace and re finement to modes at once original and new. The height of attrac tiveness and charm has been realized and accomplished by our milli ners in producing the models we now display so abundantly. At this time we are featuring Tailored and Semii= plain Hats, priced from $2.00 upward. Second floor, Tenth st. ? Boys' Clothimig&Furnishings Ideally Suited for Every Want. tINE Suits that express the direct desires of individual patrons ?clothing of character, specially built for boys. They em body ideas that are new and distinctive; the highest type of pure woolen fabrics, the greatest perfection of tailoring, the latest and best styles, the most exact fit. A suit is no finer than its make; 110 matter how excellent the fabrics, how rich and dignified the patterns in which it is shown, it does not present an appearance of good taste, befitting the boy desiring to dress well unless its designing and workmanship are skill ful and fine. Those who appreciate good clothcs are familiar with ours. Sizes and Styles to Fit Boys Up to 118 Years of Age. $5.00 to $15.00. Shirts, Blouses and Summer Furnishings. Soft-collar Blouse*, in plain white, tatV blue and khaki; ateo neat figured designs: cut over patterns that arc porfcct fitting and best In style. SIeos 6 to Irt. 50c and $1.00 each. Terry Cioth Bath Robes to S3..TO Soft Collars 2 for 25c Straw Ilats TiOc to $H.OO Pnderwalsts y.v and .*iOc Rompers .?c to $1.M> Belts 25c and .10c The famous * K & E" and "K &- S" Shirts, of soisette and madras, in white, blue and other plain colors; also pretty striped and figured patterns in great va riety; with soft collar attached or with out collar; sizes 12 to 14 neckband. $1.00 each. Wash Hats, in all shapes .irtc Wash Ties 25c Wash Trousers, sizes 4 to ? 7.*?c Wash Trousers, sizes S to 18 $1.00 Third floor, G sr. THE BEST SHOES FOR BOYS & GIRLS. Sturdiness, Style Comfort Combined. SPECIAL feature of our Third Floor Boys' and Girls' Sec tion is a complete showing of Pumps, Ankle Ties, Oxford Ties and Roman Sandals. Specially constructed over last* that will give ample foot action, and freedom for all toes. Perfect fitting models because made over lasts that embodv the lat est ideas in orthopedic measurements. The selected high-grade materials used in these shoes make them the most economical to purchase. Misses' and Children's Stylish Pumps, made of the highest grade materials by speclal makers of juvenile shoes, in black and tan calfskin, patent coltskin and white Sea Island canvas. 'Small children's sizes, 5 to S, ^ pair Children's sizes, to 10',4, pair.. $2.00 Misses' sizes, 11 to 2. pair $2.50 Misses* and Children's Seven-strap Ro man Sandals, made for more dressy wear than the pump, finished at top with silk tassel. Shown in patent kidskin and white Sea Island canvas. Small Children's sizes, 5 to 8. $?_ paii* /w Children's sizes, S's to 104, pair..$2.00 Misses' sizes, 11 to 2, pair $2.50 Children's Turn-sole Ankle Ties, on neat wide-toe lasts, with attractive buckle; spring heels. Small children's sizes, 0 to 8, pair $1.50 Children's sizes, to l?i?, pair..$!-75 Boys' and Youths' Stylish Blucher-cut Oxford Ties, of best leathers: sizes 1 to 5?i; pair ;. $3.00 Boy Scout Shoes, of black, tan and smoke chrome tanned elkskin, with heavy elk leather soles; pair $2.00 to A Departure in Growing Girls' Shoes. Just between the low heels of misses' and children's and the typical Women's Shoes, we have developed a shoe we term the grow ing girls' shoe. Made with low" heels, shaped between the uncom promising toes of children's shoes and the curves of a woman's shoe. Shown in all leathers and white Sea Island canvas. Sizes 2jX to 6, Pair $.VOO Same in White Buckskin, pair *..$5.00 Third floor. Tenth st. Silk Parasols to Lessen the Sun's_Gflare. .tri^ LAIN Colored Silk Para ^ sols for daily use are being & featured to an unusual de gree in our present lines, which are larger and more com prehensive than at any previous time. Particularly fascinating are these several styles: Silk Parasols, in black and all practical shades, mounted on bi-ass frames and fitted with the new shape handles of mis sion and hardwood. $2.00 each. Colored and Black Silk Parasols, with canopy top, mounted on best quality brass frames: wood handles finished with the new sword tassel. $3.00 each. Colored and Black Silk Umbrellas, made of good quality rainproof silk, rendering it equally suitable for rain or shine: attractive new shapes in mis sion wood handles; 25-inch size. $2.50 each. Main floor. C st. Children's Dainty White Dresses. ? rlTN^MTXG Tittle White Dresses, in which are seen any number of effective and pretty styles; sheer and dainty fabrics. White Lawn Dresses, long waist effe'et. square neck and short sleeves; yoke of tucks and embroiders". $1.50 each. White Lawn Dresses, round neck and short sleeves, trimmed with tucks, feath erstitching and ribbon; skirt finished with lace edged tucked ruffle $1.75 each. White Cross-barred Muslin Dresses, Russian style, finished with belt; square neck and short sleeves trimmed with em broidery. $3.00 each. White Lawn Dresses, some square neck with smocked yoke, others have turn-over collar and cuffs, trimmed with smocking. $3.50 each. White Lawn Dresses, long waist effect, trimmed with tucks, embroidery and lace ruffle; neck and sleeves finished with rib bon-run lace beading $4.50 each. Third floor. F st. Summer Frocks of Sheer Gottoint Voile Will Be Mucin no Vogue. ? O summer dress material is more stylish, more in demand J i j) and more dainty and refined than the Sheer Cotton Voile. JJU It is a fabric strongly suggestive of coolness and freshness, because of its weave, and the beautiful designs and color ings we present are the most fine and select that have been pro duced. They are strictly in keeping with the latest styles and fash ions, and in a widely diversified range of effects. Messidor Voile, a serviceable and very dressy variety of cotton voile; 27 inches wide. 6?c yard. English Chiffon Lisle or Cotton Voile, in stripes, checks and plaids; make dainty and durable gowns and frocks; 24 inches wide. i 29c yard. Beautiful Bordered Voiles?exquisitely charming colors in tones of exclusiveness; striking combinations prevail. 75c to $3.50 yard. Imported Voiles, embodying every plain color that is wanted? brown, wistaria, pink, cream, lavender, maize, apricot, tan, cadet, light blue, gray, navy blue and black; 40 inches wide. 68c yard. *. Satin Striped Voiles, a large assortment of new colorings and patterns; white and colored grounds with handsome satin stripes; 27 inches wide. 29c and 38c yard. New Black-and-white Striped Voiles?the vogue of this combi nation will be just as great this summer as it was last; white ground, with stripes of all widths; 38 inches wide. 25 c yard. Women's Undermuslins; Good Quality; Enexpensive Nainsook Gowns, low round neck and short sleeves, trimmed with three rows of Valenciennes insertion, finished with lace edge, beading and ribbon. 50c each. White Cambric Long Petticoats, finish ed with cluster tucked flounce. 50c each. Xainsook Corset Covers, in a large va riety of pretty styles, trimmed with em broideries, laces, beading and ribbon. 50c each. Drawers of fine nainsook and cambric, irt straight and circular styles, trimmed in various forms with eyelet or blind em broidery or with valencienncs lace and insertion. 50c each. Also a lot of Percale and Lawn Dressing Sacques, in dainty fig ured colored patterns, with round or square neck and short sleeves; fitted back and belted in at waist' line. Special value, 50c each. ? Third floor. Eleventh st." Suflky Carts For Children. Parents are particularly well pleased with these Sulky Carts, and as our preparations provided an assortment that is capable of meeting every demand, we ask an inspection of the many different makes now shown, including the Collapsible styles, folding compactly, and, being very light in weight, are not tedious to carry. Our special Sidewalk Sulky, close back, rubber-tired wheels; exactly as illus trated. $1.25 each. Other styles, $1.50, $1.75 to $4.50. Fourth floor. Eleventh st. Second floor, G at. . ... _u. -I*- ?j f* New "Ty Cobb Base Ball Goods. New this season are the "Ty Cobb" Base Balls and Gloves, named after the famous player, and destined to become just as popular with young Americans as the player himself. They are very low priced, so that youngsters can test them at a small expense. Balls?25c each. Gloves?$1.00 each. Fourth floor. Tenth st. the Linen Suitings at J Undervalue Prices. "1 H ROUGH our intimate connections with weavers and importers of linens we are able to offer values of utmost importance to every woman. 47-inch Hand-woven Dutch Linen, a pure flax linen suiting, fully bleached and shrunken. Especially desirable for cor.t suits, long coats and separate skirts. Special prices, 75c and 85c yard. 90-inch ? Coarse-woven Linen Suiting, round thread; bleached and shrunk. Its unusual width makes it very economical to buy, as it cuts to exceptional advan tage. Special price, $11.25 yard. Second floor. Eleventh ?t. Pure Food Specials of Unusual Desirability. Shafer's Lean Pig Hams, arera*ing about 8 lbs. each. These hams are well known for their delicious flavor and ten derness. # Special price, i7J^c lb. Our special blend Coffee Is far above the average coflfee at this moderate price; every user has expressed entire satis faction. 28c pound. "Armee" Brand Peanut Butter; a pur?, appetizing peanut butter of excellent fla vor; the largest bottle on the market for the price. 25c the bottle. 'Colonial'' Flour, milled from selected spring wheat: familiar to many of our regular patrons, who will use no other. Our special brand. 1-16-bbl. sack. 45c. Extra Fancy Choice Muir Evaporated Peaches?the finest fruit. They have sold the entire season at 19c the pound. Special price, 15c lb. Hecker'a <)ream Oatmeal. 3 pk*? 25c Hecker's Cream Farina. - !**?? ?? ^ House of Parliament Sauce, bottle j>>a Jc Perrin's Sauce, bottle .~?e Colonial Grape Juee. "?} Welch'a Grape Juice, bottle ?oc and *oe Colonial Jams, assorted flayors. flass. doaen ???? Hj* Brookdale Asparagus . C&D Romooa Peaches. c*n Queen OHres, bottle iTory Soap, cake " Bon Ami, cake ^ Sa polio, cake Gold Dost, large pkg . .7e .21? Clearance Huntley & j Palmer's Crackers. *i We are closing out our entire remaining stock of Huntley & Palmer's Famous English Crack ers at a very low price. An as sorted variety of flavors and kinds, 10c the package. Fifth Boor, Teat* at. Woodward & Lothrop.