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THE EVENING STAR,
With Sunday Morula* Edition. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY February 10. 1914 THEODORE W. NOTES. Editor The Evening Star Ietip?p?r Company. F . ? -< Offl.<\ llth St. and P?nnsTivnn.:i Avence. York Offirr: Trthnpn BniMlnr. ' < : Ftmt National Bank Buildine. FUiOt-eaa Office: U Reseat St.. London. England. * ? r.s Star, with the StiDdav mom'.nff * ' ??? ? "> delfvr-red by carriers within th*? rltr '' nt> per montl-: daily only. 2Z cents per ? ? : Sunday only. 20 ?'**nts p#?- mouth. Orders t ?\ bo ent by mall, or telephone Main 2440. ? <?Mei'.ion ia made by carrier at the end or emcb fi-vntb. f'n.vni,:,. .adTunee?hy -nail. postac* i.rrn.il \ Sunday included. one month. fiO '?ent*. I>n;'' . Sunday ?*ii*ept??<i on'' month. 10 cent*. Saturday Star. 51 year: Sunday Star. $2.40 year. littered as s^omd-class mail matter at the post office at Washington. l?. C. CVIn nrde. ?n avoi<] delate on aceour.t of rmor.;.: n?.v ??????. letters tu THl. STAR should Pot li" addr**ss?vf to any individual connected r:. ..ffi-. . but simply fo THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business Department, according to tenor or purpose. The Trusts. ' !"' ^'resident and his friends in ? *on gress are disappointed at the failure of prominent men of business to come for ward promptly and help out with sug gestions about trust legislation. They may respond later. T^t us hope so. Now tin- ;:>?? ? time. Shackling running Ki.- the ear of Congress and the right of w;i\ Those with opinions of how the tiling should ho done should not n^gl^et the opportunity. It is confessed that the hills under ex amination are only "feelers." There is* r?? purpose to rush them through as drawn. If they can be improved their authors and sponsors?not necessarily the same men?want it done. This invitation should be accepted. The business world cannot afford to show r*-sentfulness because at the start of tilings, last year it was held at arms' length on the tariff and the currency, l.et bygones* t?e bygones. The President and his fri-nds have seen a light. They concede now the value of suggestions on a business question from the business w??rld. The famous "Capt. Cuttle" was left one* in charge of the store of "Solomon Gills." A customer entered. looked aruuud a little critically, as the captain thought, asked a few questions, hut made i:o selection. Me failed to lind. he said, what he wanted. At this the sales man inquired: "Do you think * ou'u know it if you saw it?" - ine oid salt that he was. "Capt. Cut tie lacked a head for business. He was | not expert at the game of selling things. 1 In this matter of additional trust legis- j lation business men know what they i want, and should lay th*>ir views before the congressional committees charged Wit ; perfecting trust legislation. They may not he as influential as they could wish, for the committees will pass on all i views submitted before making report for 1 fuii debate. But to the extent that legis- ! iators are advised as to the business ! sente of the matter by the business I world, the better prepared they will be to put measures into the proper shape. fcome trusts are like quicksilver?very elusive It is hard to shackle them. They have been organized by business ex perts, and are advised by legal experts. Backed thus by both money and brains, they are tough customers to handle even by legislators trained in general work *nd solicitous for the general welfare. But Congress at this session will enact ?onie sort of measures applying to trusts, and they ought to be the product of busi ness men and legislators exchanging opinions and compromising differences. In no other way can eitner the business worl^ or the public be served as both deserve. If business holds back and legislators stumble everybody will suffer. Croker's Letter. Richard Croker has, in his comfortabl> home in Ireland, where he is living tne ?Iff of a retired squire in good style, taken per. in hand to express himself oi. the subject of the reorganization of Tam many That portion of his letter, just printed, which relates to the proposed elimination of Charles Murphy from the leadership is worthy of reproduction: ' he result of the election did not sur prised me. as I felt sure that Mitchell wu.ilu have a very large majority. Murphy was a big handycap on Mc Calh The Hall will never win under Mur- ' pny s management. I hope some good man will set in and diive all them grafters?contractors out.'1 Couched thus in the vernacular, the former Boss' letter reaches directly to the ndetstanding of the faithful. Xo charge f t toigery will lie against it. Xo doubt can be felt on the score of its genuine ness or its sincerity. It forms an im portant document in the democratic ugiit n Xew York. Without mentioning dollar diplomacy, it must be noted that the question of cash in connection with the Panama canal is creating a ?reat deal of agita tion on the other side of the world. Thr prophet who specializes on what will happen a century or so hence does not run much risk of being personally contradicted by the course of events. Uadium threatens to create more impression .n political than in medical circles. The Moro and Independence. ? ;en. Pershing tells the Secretary of War that "the Moro would make short w?,:k of local Filipino government." What does he know about it? Not rnuc... lie is only on the ground as gov ernor of Mindanao, has had some years of experience with the Moros. and been *>hged to study them in all their mani r*>tation8 toward authority. But any member of the Aguinaldo Aid Society will suggest that Gen. Pershing incompetent to judge. Being a sol dier. he takes a soldier's view, and ?roba'oly has a soldier's ends to serve. ' thello wants to hold on to his occupa : oi: The withdrawal of the army from hit Philippines would upset army cal Jiations. 'J ht- loss of good billets there might not be made up by better billets here at home. A billet in the hand is wo: tii two in the bush. Strange, though, that all the men who have served in responsible posts ad ministering American regulations in the P iilippines talk in the same strain. All take the same view of the situation and v. hat it calls for. Former Gov. Gen. Taft. former Gov. Gen. Forbes. .Dean 'Worcester, Gen. Pershing and others Jo not differ in the slightest as to the "? ading proposition. All, after a large experience, insist that tne American work in tin- islands has only begun, and years will be necessary to complete it. What will be the effect of this testi mony on Congress when the Philippine - abject is reached? Can Congress afford o ignore it, or hope to overthrow it H hat will be offered in rebuttal? What iv.tnes^es will be called to show that these witnesses are incompetent, or prejudiced against the Filipino people? While in the islands on duty Mr. Taft wa? very popular with all classes. i When duty called him home Ins depart I ure was generally and publicly lamented. 'The Filipinos testified to their* attaeh I ment for and belief in him. And, Gov. Forbes became almost as popular. His task was not as hard as j his predecessor's had been, but it was i difficult enough to call out his best ad | ministrative talents, and he exercised i them to the advantage of the Filipinos, i Against these men and these facts, what? An opinion tirst expressed by Mr. Bryan in 1900. and rejected by the American people at the polls, lie held it in U?aS. and again h? was defeated lor President. Is there any reason tor be lieving that public sentiment in this country today favors scuttle. There is no probability of scuttle. I he administration and Congress?-if the two have not become one and the same?must : d?*al with the question, not in the light of campaign hullabaloo, but in that of sober responsibility soberly ascertained. ^Ohio. The Ohio republicans arc :?? tied n a ! leader. J.ong in control of the state, tney ! fell into divisions, and lost all. A demo crat sits in f e governor s chair. One <?f the state's "senators is a democrat, and a j hope of that party now is t?? give him a 1 democratic colleague. This year js cam ; paign is going to be a hummer. i Friends of former Gov. Herrick suggest him for the. role of Moses. They think he would be able to lead his party out of its present bondage. He has shown leader ship. When in office at home was very popular. lie has been fo.' manj years prominently identified with the business interests .?f the state. 1? has means, and Is widely known. Gov. llerr'.ck has h. eti out of the conn- | try for several yeikrs. and is at present filling a place t?? which !<?? was appointed j bv President Taft. Mis services at Pa: is have been thoroughly satislaetory. He would have been relieved of his office last spring had Chairman McCombs consented to accept it. but the fact that he remains in it is a testimonial to him. Mr. \\ ilson oy his course has complimented the am bassador. Tn the campaign of I'.'l- Gov. Herrick : was of course a Taft man. He was regu lar. He accepted tue republican platform of that year as he did the candidate. He believed in both. Although by reason of his office he was not as prominent in the | campaign as otherwise he would have ! been, his influence was thrown to the re publican national ticket. That is known j of all. Has he the qualifications for the present emergency ? A Moses must be found. ! The Buckeye republicans are in a sort of I bondage. Somebody inust lead them out ' if they are ever to get out. Their condi tion attracts national attention by reason J oi the environment. Consider the record. Grant was Ohio i born, and filled the presidency two terms, i Hayes, an Ohio man, followed him. Gat - i field followed Hayes. Harrison. Ohio born, followed Cleveland. McKinlev was I twice elected President. Taft followed ' Roosevelt. That record has been made since 1.MJS. and during much the greater : part of the time the state's local affairs have been under republican direction. Is there no spur in this toward repub lican unity and activity? Is the repub lican cause dead in the state rightfully known as "the modem mother of Presi dents"? Six sons in the White House in forty-six years, and two of them re elected. If success is possible the work should begin at once. The defeat of two years ago j left the Ohio republicans in very bad shape. They had indulged in not only a party division but a family row, with all the intense bitterness attending rows of that sort. " In the rejection of Taft the mortification of a son of the state was in volved. and nearly all the comment has dwelt on that point. William F. Downey. Washington loses a helpful citizen in the death of JVIlliam F. Downey, whose passing yesterday was a shock to his friends, though foreshadowed by a long illness. Mr. Downey was an inspiration to his fellow-members of the community, always ready in the years of his good health to take part in public enterprises, prompt to respond to calls for assistance, and the friend of the unfortunate in all conditions of life. His private benefac tions were many and valuable. He gave j freely of his means to succor the help- ; less, and exerted an influence for good j upon all wtjo were so fortunate as to mee him in their distress. He labored ur ostentatiously for the benefit of his fel low-meu. and his name should be borne i in loving memory by the people of the j city whom he held always in such af- ! j fectionate regard. i All English court decision in a case ; involving liability in connection with the j Titanic disaster indicates that much of, the printing on transportation tickets is i literature and not law. I Framers of a party platform can not I ; be any more sure about how every para- ] ! graph will work out than framers of j I a treaty. j George Washington owned pistols fif teen inches in length. This fact may make the gunmen of the country hope for a little moral support from tradition. Reports that Huerta has secured an ae*r?plane may arouse heartless hopes that he will become fascinated by the idea of looping the loop. T. R-.'s appeal to human interest is world-wide. Even the German emperor keeps one eye on him. ' .. great deal of statesmanship is now concentrated on the project to make New York a model city. The question of immigration may final ly resolve itself into one of available space. A Juvenile Court Building. A letter from the law and legislation committee o?. the Chamber of Commerce has been laid before the Senate by Sena tor Gallinger strongly urging the erec tion of a new Juvenile Court building without delay. This is a most important matter which should be attended to with promptness, inasmuch as the tenure of the court in its present quarters is lim ited. In a short time it will be neces sary to move the court, inasmuch as the building it now occupies is to be taken for other purposes. In any case, a new court building is imperatively needed, for this court has never been properly housed since its creation. The Juvenile Court has now been in ex istence long enough to demonstrate its arreat value to the community. It did exceptionally efficient work under Judge Oe Lacy, which is being continued by Judge Latimer. Its influence is far . eaching and makes for the betterment of social and moral conditions in the Dis :rlct. It should have a home built es pecially for it. with proper facilities for he transaction of business, with consulta ion rooms and detention establishment vhich will minimize the unfortunate ef "ects of arrest. It should be centrally , located, so that probationer* can report i 1 without difficulty, and it should be of j 'such desiSn. materials and equipment as jto impress juvenile delinquents with the I idea that they are seriously regarded land that their welfare is a mattf-r of concern. The miserable makeshift hous ing which the court lias been eiven from its organization is not calculated to ef fect this impression, and the sooner the court is removed to even better temporary quarters the better. An amendment to the District appro priation bill for the erection of a Ju venile Court building, comprising a house of detention, is probably the short est way to secure this mucli-needed im proveroent. Charles Murphy refuses to retire from Tammany just at a juncture ; when political events in New ^ orK | promise to become most interesting. . our un pre pa redness for war may pre vent the complimentary Japanese from referring to us as "a wonderful peo I V'c." liverj good Tammany man must face the possibility of being sacriliced soon er or later for the good ol the sj stem. i in Mexico a man is called "a bandit" j instead of being put into the Ananias SHOOTING STARS. I'.Y I'HII-ANDKIl JOI1XSON A Welcome Change. ??Von *.ind a great deal of enjoyment in : tiie wealth you have acquired. "Yes. sir." replied Mr. Cumrox. "You j don't know whut a comfort il was to Imd mother and the girls interesting them selves in tapestries instead of tidies. Air in Motion. Oli, words are trifles light as air. And yet it s very plain That if they're not restrained with care They'll start a hurricane. Influences. I "What arc the great art influences in i America?" asked the serious man. I ? -Well," replied Miss Cayenne, "after seeing some of our splendid otage produc tions. 1 should say the great art influ 1 slices weiV the Midway Plaisance and the Barbary Coast." Not Synonymous. * i.iiggins doesn't make a brilliant im pression. yet you say he is a haid thinker." "Yes. a great many people get the im pression that a hard thinker is necessarily a bonehead." Variable Conditions. "That man says he doesn't know whether he is married or unmarried, sane or insane!'' ??Yes. He has had a great d^al of trou ble with court complication. Those things all depend on what state he happens to be in." Sympathy. "I will starve myself if 1 am put into jail," said the militant suffragette. "I don't blame you." replied the sym pathetic citizen. "I was in jail once and the food is enough to make anybody pre fer starvation to indigestion." Forebodings. Oh. a comet came and gave a warning flourish in the sky And the hardluck artists held a jubilee. They told of the disasters that were com ing by and by. I With exultation terrible to see. But the comet flickered fainter and at last it faded out, ! Discouraged, maybe, by the weight of blame It had to take for things it didn't know a thing about. And we're living well and happy just the same. Oh, the ground hog saw his shadow and a state of gloom ensued. We vowed that fearful weather would arrive. But the north wind isn't raging in a manner wildly rude, And we feel it's rather good to be alive. A lot of other prophecies terrific have been made ?n politics and the financial game. the weeks and months go gayly on j their annual parade. And we're living well and happy just the same. Destroy Tammany. From the New York World. President Wilson and Gov. Glynn could not have selected a more ap propriate time than Tilden's birth day to discuss the reorganization of the democratic party in New York. Nor could Mayor Mitchel have selected a I more appropriate time to pledge his moral support to such reorganization. Murphy is still nominally in control of the democratic state organization, as he is nominally in control of Tam many: but his is a feeblfc power. Mur phy is done for. When Croker. who made him boss, says Tammany Hall will never win again under Murphy's management, ho says what every in telligent member of the organization knows. Whenever the President, the governor and the mayor, as spokesmen of honest democracy in New York, are prepared to announce that Murphy must go. Murphy will have gone. There is nobody, even in Tammany Hall, who will lift a finger to save him. Getting rid of Murphy is the least of the prob lem. The chief thing is to build up a democratic organization that is based on principles and not on plunder. Any other course will amount to a stand ing invitation to graft and greed. Politics and Illiteracy. From the Pittsburgh Gazette-Times. Not too much faith and credit should be given the statement in a report of a special committee of the House of Rep resentatives that the number of illiterate males of twenty-one years or over in this country is "enough to determine any national election at any period of United States history." It is true that the num ber would be sufficient to do so if all were voters, there being 2,273,003. But rot all are voters. No doubt the vast majority are not. Admittedly a large proportion are illiterate negroes in southern states where it is the exception t and not the rule for even a literate negro to vote. More, of course, are aliens as vet unnaturalized. It is in the southern states that the greatest percentage of illiteracy exists, and in these states there is a voting aristocracy of whites who maintain exclusive possession of the franchise for themselves. The smallest proportion of illiteracy is seventeen in Iowa in each thousand of population, as shown by the special committee's report, rising to* 290 in each thousand in Louisi ana. Taking Public Duties Seriously. From the Chicago News. While the women of Chicago are crowd ing the places of registration today it is proper for one to bid the male of the species observe the earnestness with which his wife, his sister or his mother not to mention all three?is preparing her self to perform the public duty of voting. She may be an enthusiastic suffragist or she may not: in either case she recog nizes . that a responsibility has been placed upon her and she is determined not to shirk that responsibility. If he de sires to behold an example of the right spirit in which to discharge his civic duty the male voter might easily go farther and fare worse, _ New York=WASHINGTON=Paris. February Clearance Sale Upholstered Circassian Walnut Furniture at V$ Less Former Prices, Brass Beds, White Enameled Beds, Felt Mattresses. No Better Values Have Ever Been Offered; in Any Lake Event by Us. i iu Beds have comc from tile best that we secure our regular stacks from, and e\er\ Circassian Walnut Furniture is known .?s one of the most 1 >e:mtiful and elegant concep tions of the cabinetmaker's art. and the wood is uiie of the most beautiful in texture and Jiui.-ii that can be had. i inly tlie upholstered pieces of tlii- furni ture are offered in tlit- clearance sale now. in period design.-- of Louis \1\ and XV: uphol stered in green denim. Included are three Settees, six Armchairs, six Sidechairs and two Easy Chairs. They will be sold singly or in suites. Sidechairs. $16.75 to $20.00 each?were $25.00 t< > S.^o.oo. Armchairs. $23.50 to S30.00 each?we: e $35.00 to $45.00. Settees. $40.00 and $50.00 each?w ere $60.00 and $75.00. Ms.. Louis \Y Settee and Armchair, up holstered in gold damask and frame richly fin islied in wax and gold. The two pieces offered at $828.0?. Were $8S3.??. fourth t: >t. lanutacturers in this country ? the on-.-. offering i- high-grade and di sirablc?every price is the very lowest. Most all of these beds were bought at great price concession, the remainder comprise designs that we wish to closc o : from our own stock. Every size and finish is included?Brass Bed- and White Enameled Beds, four sizes, and the Brass Beds in bright and satin finishes, round and square i1'-" designs of various sizes, covered with guaranteed English lacquer. Mattresses are made in our own factory, by our own help, from mate ; - bought personally by our representative. The white cotton felt tilling i^ clean a. sanitary, the covering is of the best art ticking, tlie making guaranteed Any One Buying Furniture During This February Sale Will Buy Wisely. Because there is no unreliable or unworthy Furniture in the assortments, peo ple without the slightest knowledge of wood or texture can come here and buy with perfect safety. Our judgment can be depended upon. There is a wide variety of Dining Room and Bedroom Furniture-?odd pieces and matched sets at jo to 50 per cent reductions. Furniture for all other parts of the home and for the office. We Cat! Your Special Atteffitiora to Several Period Dining Roonm Suites at Reduced Prices. These Suites will satisfy the tastes of those who demand the appropriate and best in everything: they leave nothing to be desired. Actual copies of the famous historical periods stated. Agreeable price surprises are awaiting you. "Sheraton" Dining Room Suite, solid mahogany, $287.??- Value. $450.00. "Colonial" Dining Room Suite, in dull finish quartered oak. $83?.??. Value, $190.00. "Adam" Dining Room Suites, in the rich soft-toned fumed oak. $224.75. Val ue. $250.00. "Jacobean" Dining Room Suite, of rich fumed oak: colonial rope legs, $235.0?. Value. $265.00. "Breakfast" Dining Room Suite. s;>l d mahogany, lined inlay. $895.0?. Val ue. $232.50. English Walnut Dining Room Suite, semi-colonial design, $897.5?. \ alue, $290.00. Circassian W alnut Dining Room Suites, colonial design, $200.0?. \ alue. $327.00. "New Fumed Marqueterie" Dining Room Suites: chairs in regal Spanish brown leather to match, $855.0?. Value.$191.00. 4.6=ft. Brass Beds. square and continuous posts, 2 and 3 inch sizes: bright and satin finishes. $0-75?value. $12.00. $8.50?value. Si 1.00. S12.50?value, $16.50. $25.00?value. S35.00. $32.00?value, S42.00. $35.00?value, $50.00. 3=fft. Brass Beds. $9.75?value, $12.00. $17.00?value, $22.50. $25.00?value, $55.00. .$15.00?value, $25.00. $19.00?value, $25.00. $19-75?vaEie, $27.50. l'ourth floor, G st. 4-ft. Brass Be&s, $9-75 -value, $12.00. $12.50?\alue. $16.50. $15.00?value, $20.00. 3.6=ft. Brass Bedii. $9-75?value. $r2.00. $12.50?value, $10.50 $19.75?value. $35.00. White Enamelled Bec.s. all sizes, brass top rod and knobs. $4.50 each?value. $6.50. . Felt Mattresses. I 4.6 size.... 4 ft. size.. 3.0 size. .. 3 ft. size.. . .$12.5-1 .$11.00 . $0.00 . $8.00 Handsome and Fine Quality Rungs At Notable February Price Reductions, The makers ot the Rugs offered in this February Clearance Sale stand so liijji that their product is universally known from coast to coast. For actual value and good wearing quality there is none better, for artistic refinement and excellent te ture they stand in the front rank, satisfying demands that could not be mere cri cal; for low pricing the occasion is most unusual. Not an inferior rug in the ei tire collection. All perfect and handsome. Axminster Rugs: 12x15 ft?were $415.00 $37-5? 12x13.6 ft.?were $42.50 $35.00 10.6x13.6 ft.?were $37.50 $30.00 9x12 ft.?were $27.50 $20.00 Wilton Rugss 9x12 ft.?were $42.50 $35.1 . 9x12 ft.?were $37.50 $3.'. o 8.3x10.6 ft.?were $37.50 $30." . Herat! Rugs: 9x12 ft.?were $60.00 $50.1 ?> 8.3x10.6 ft.?were $54.00 $45.. ? THERE ARE SAVINGS IN OTHER RUGS JUST AS ATTRACTIVE AS' THESE?ARABICS, BODY BRUSSELS, TAPESTRY BRUSSELS. FIBERS. ETC.?AT PROPORTIONATE REDUCTIONS. Fourth floor. Eleventh 6t. FROM THE FIFTH FLOOR HOUSEWARES' SECTION: 1 China, Glassware and Housef urnishings Particularly Seasonable and Interesting Items. ( Ilere in these vast and spacious sections stocked with mer-1 chandise of every reliable character from foreign and domestic : markets, to alleviate the troubles and worries of housekeeping and j cleaning, to assist in preparing and cooking meals and to make as easy as possible the various duties of the housewife. " Many items are specially priced now. This season of the year is an auspicious shopping time?a time when excotional money saving opportunities are presented. Economical shippers and those anxious for the newest and best things in every line are advised of the wisdom of carefully inspecting these stocks. Colonial Glass Specials. A new selection of Colonial Gla^s has English Teapots. The sturdy Earthenware Tea pots that are used throughout England: neat in appearance, very durable, keep tea warm a great length of time, and may he used both on stove an<l table. Can be had in plain, dark green, floral, mottled Greek key border and other conventional designs. Many sizes and shapes. 18c to 65c each. Fifth floor. O st. Linen Bedwear Is Much Appreciated Pipe Rack Special. \ very attractive value is offered in a Pipe Rack of Plastic Art Ware; the matchholder is mounted on mission tjn ish wood, and brass rings attached with leather strips form the pipe rack. Special value, 18c each. just arrived, and included are two items that deserve careful consideration. Sugar and Cream Sets, desirable shape and size. J Special price. 18c set. Fruit Bowls, in two styles and the pop Odlci Cihina for TaMe Use. size. _ A new importation of Odd and Finely ; - pCCial \tllUC, -5^ CclCll. Decorated China, consisting of Salad i Bowls. Sandwich Trays. Cheese and , handed %???%? Austrian Gold Engraved made of the best china and may be se . c.vt?nciv? variptv of decora lected in an extensive variety of decora tions, color treatments and shapes. Si.50 tlie piece.. New Importations of Children's China. An entire new line of Children s Austrian China, decorated in border of game and fowl, the center of the plate showing children in various amusements, and further elaborated by narrow gold lines. This assortment we believe surpasses anything we have heretofore shown, and should appeal to the little folks very strongly. Baby Plates, oatmeal Dishes, Plates in assorted sizes. Cups and Saucers, Oatmeal Bowls. Mugs, Cream Pitchers, lSgg Cups and Bread Plates. May be purchased singly or children's complete sets made up. 15c to 25c the piece. Glassware. Dainty elegance is reflected in this Glassware. The entire new assortment represents our personal selection and im portation and is grouped separately on a table in our Glassware Department. Shown in an extensive variety of pieces, consisting of Handled Violet Baskets, Mushroom Flower Vases, Carnation Vases, Footed Almond Dishes, Footed Sherbet Glasses, Handled Sherbet Glasses, Handled Bonbon Dishes, Low Comports, Heart Shaped Nappies, etc. Handled Ceiling or Wall Brushes, Special, ESc each A very special and seasonable item and will be in greater demand when the clean ing season arrives. Handled Ceiling or Wall Brushes, very substantial and well made. Special price, 15e each. Embroidery Lessons =Free. Between the hours of 1) and 11 mornings, and 4 and 5 afternoons we will give free lessons in em broidering. An experienced in structor has been secured, and the only requirement is that the materials used be bought at our establishment. Second floor. Art Department. For Bis Beauty and Cleanfiness. Linen Bedwear is very attractive, and careful housekeepers are using it in greater quantities each year. We are showing a splendid variety of the best Belgian and Irish grade-, made <?' ! sturdy round thread fiax, which is free from dressing, being soft i and pleasant to sleep upon, and the most refined in appearance. Very fine values are offered throughout. Hemstitched Linen Sheets for single and three-quarter siz*- beds S4.50, $5.40. $7.00, $8.50. $10.00 and $12.00 pair. Hemstitched Linen Sheets for double beds. S5.40. $6.00. 58.50, $9.00. $10.00 to $16.50 pair. Hemstitched Linen Pillowcases, size 22\sxZH inches.' $1.50. Si.-5. $2.00 to $4.50 pair. Hemstitched Linen Cases, all pure flax; size inches. Special value. Si.oo pair. ;Linen and Muslin Bedspreads, hemstitched and embroidered in variou* d?* ? - nn. S4.50 to $45.00 each. Hand-embroidered Linen Pillowcases. $2.50 to Sio.co pair. lland-embroldered Bolster Cases $3.25 and $3.50 each. liaud-embroidered lied Sheets and Cases ill sets, all .-i.. $20.00 to $28.00 set. Second floor. Eleventh st. WILLOW FURNITURE IS GROWING MORE POPULAR EACH SEASON. AND FINE HANDMADE WILLOW Covered Vegetable Dishes, each. Va ties $2.00 to $4.00. A saving of one-hall* to three-fourths oiT each dish. They are of line quality French and Austrian China, and in a number of sizes, decorations and shapes, gold traced and gold stippled, with handles. A new assortment of these dishes has just been received, and is one of the best ever secured. Frenclh CMna Plates, Special, 25c each. Handsomely Decorated French China Plates, in a wide va riety of decorations, with mat gold and plain edges. All in 8',J incli size. One of the best values we have offered. Sp^cia's in Fine Gla^s. An Optic Glass Tankard Jug, 3-pint_ size: clear and splendid quality Special price. 38c. Footed Sherbet Bowl, new, attractive pressed glass in a good pattern: de sirable for sherbets, small fruit or punch bowl. Special price. 75c. Cut Glass Vases. II inches high: new shape: cut in one of the very attractive I new light floral patterns; generously proportioned to accommodate a numoer of! flowers. . , . , . Special price, 65c each. Bathroom Accessories At a Specially Low Price. We have a very large assortment of Bathroom Accessories and Conveniences, all reliably made, attractive and strictly sanitary. The following items?108 pieces?are offered at the special price of 50c each. White Enameled Bathtub Seats. Heavy Xickel-plated Paper Holders, Heavy Nickel-plated Soap Dishes, Heavy Nickel-plated Towel Bars, Heavy Nickel-plated Tumbler and Brush lloklei All are made of solid brass, finely nickel-plated. , nan??, Special price, 50c each. _ Is now shown here in a larger assortment and lias greater space and attention given to its display than at any previous time. During the past week we have added a number of pieces to our large stock of the Finest liana wrought French Willow Furniture, and we invite attention now to the largest, most diversified and altogether interesting exhibition we have ever made. In making this display we have striven to awaken the interest in Willow Furniture which : merit demands. A number of pieces have been stained in green; you will see a very attractive set u: ! bolstered in jointed linen, and various pieces and designs softly finished in exquisite gray enamel with flowered cretonne seat and back cushions, ar.d other pieces are finished in frown stain. T number of treatments possible is innumerable. 'I lie natural beauty of French Willow cannot be denied, and there is a very widely representative showing of Armchairs. Magazine Chairs, Rockers. Easy Chairs. Sewing Chairs. Settees, Tables. Trav Flower Stands, Bird Cages, Lamps, Stools, Serving Trays, etc. THIS DISPLAY OF WILLOW FURNITUNE IS WOR THY OF YOUR INSPECTION, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES OR YOUR FURNISHING INTENTIONS ARE. THE SPRING AND SUMMER HOME IS MOST TASTEFULLY AND ARTISTICALLY FITTED WITH IT. AND THE WINTER HOME WILL BE VASTLY IMPROVED BY JUDICIOUS USE OF VARIOUS PIECES. It is delightful, restful and attractive and durable. The cost is iar smaller than commensurate with its worth. This furniture wi : be stained or enameled in any desired color, and cushions made f same at reasonable cost. I'ouitii Soofc G Bar Harbor Chairs, design exactly as illustrated, nat ural finish, $2.90 each. Rockers to match, ?3.90 each. Bar Harbor Chairs, stained green or brown, $3.90 each. Rockers, $4.go.each. Side and Arm Chair.- of various designs, natural fin ish. $5.00 to S22.50. Side and Fancy Tables, from $4.00 up. Settees, numerous sizes and designs. $12.50 and up. An excellent showing of Handmade Cushions for Bar Harbor Chairs, covcred in a variety of artistic and prettv design^, $1.00 and $1.50 each.