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TIIE AR1Z0XA REPUBLICAN FRIDAY MORXIXC, JUXE 5, 1908.
7 Removal Sale "e will move July 1st to the corner opposite our present store,1 to the corner now occu pied by the Long Hardware ' store. Rememler the" sale Is the greatest opportunity you ever' had to get high grade goods at . suchyreniarkably low , prices. . ANCK CLOAK AND SUIT HOUSE Mail Orders will be given strict attention. Send cash with order. Out of town buyers should take advan tage of this great sahi. Tell us what you want and satisfaction "will be guaranteed. ' . . , ;. E. M. .FRANCIS, Inaugurates the. greatest Priee-Slashing, Bargain-Giving Sale ever held in Ph'ccnix. It is our brg femoval sale. EverytWng must go lew than half-price 60 cents on the dotfar-nb profit 'to us on this stock. This sale will command the attention of every shopper in Phoenix. There is snap and style in every article on hand no old goods all strictly up. t'o'tiato the most stylish and the handsomest you can buy on the Pacific Coist- These SALE OPENS FRIDAY MORNING, 8 A. M. are the Prides-that Talk to Yy Now Evening Dress and Silk Suits EVENING DRESSES. Elaborately trimmed in chiffon, silk, taffeta voile, in .all popular shades.. Each perfectly made in the most popular' 'styles.' Val ues for ...... HALF-PRICE SILK UNDERSKIRTS. ' A beautiful line of these $15" values now S3. 75 SKIRTS. Silk lined voiles, panama, mohair,-brilliantine, the cream of tailored skirts in style and beauty, up to $10 values, now for S4.95 SILK SUITS. Silk Suits of soft taffeta. In black Jind colors, up to $25 val ues, tor .812.95 NEW BILK COATS. : A bran hew line of late styled coats, pongee, rajah, taffeta and lace.' 'See the effects up to $12 values for S4.93 SILK SKIRTS. ' Some beautifully made .' Silk Skirts that you will appreciate. $20 values for S7.98 SILK WAISTS. A handsome lot, all go at these very low prices; $4.00 values tor S2.75 MILL. WE R Y m ' s t s . j .ir.. m i It Is not necessary for. seekers of Individuality-of style and beauty to ' t pay high prices, as is clearly phown by these prices, an 4 a call on us wt r .1 - . I . p , . i , '- - T . during this great sale. The Merry' ' Widow . in burnt, black, white and brown; the Galnsboro In swell makeup; Sa'lors In all straws; ;'T. ...'-(.! LEGHORN" HATS, DRESS HATS, TRAVELING HATS, all - Handsomely original and mafle by our own expert tailors. $7 to $10 values for $4.95 Another. good assortment of Trimmed Hats $2.50 Fine Wool Traveling Suits We have a lot of Fine Wool Traveling Suits, in pretty, light colored. light weight materials; some novelties and stripes and mixtures and plain colors, all fashionably tailored. Tour choice of any in the house values up'to $30.00, now for :....... S12 50 f ' , i . ( i , Riding Habits your choice for S4.00 LINEN SUITS. : Tailored; Suits of French Linen, swell In every detail; buttons and pockets, the latest; In pink, copenhagt-n blue, plain, and white; all at ' price. , i WOOLEN SUITINGS. Our entire line to close out at, per yard 23d to 50c Lawn Suits Jumpers Dainty ""Lawn Jumper Suits in Fine Lawn . Dresses' wlth lace plain" colors, checks, and two ! and embroidery; -skirts trimnied colors. Your choice at just ." with folds"' and "tncks; during this sale for I 54.50 $3.50 to $8.00 - - , 'i Veils : All YMls,"vaUfe tn;trj ttf.MJ, for S1.5Q, FLOWERS. Atlanta assortment of sH.ides' iif kiMS? V trSs;t ;iiid.: ne ' v flower's;"' all' at Just f' " fr It i price Kimonos and Dress ing Saques "' : ' Lonf.-Jtimonos ofheeir white lawn'8uvrt PriuceiW t acquef Mi--. .wfhrte ..'(:: - .Dressing ' S4equei of l&lureip. lawri,'vith square.or rourjd "nacid finished with h' bonlutf- and- fcdtftd lth fe'ncVNtlU-Whs:' Jf?, f ,-.". f f..i " : ( Ribbons . Tlua is,,,yio gr.-ytoiRibbiijni ofr fer you ever had presented to rtfteas, attU'iHtd -Uwai tini ih. all widths. I 2Jc values for, yard laC Roc ; a ml 10c . values, - jrard 33 BRAIDS. A chance to Braids; 2 J ' cent '5"ard ,''.i save money in . values for. Untrimmed Hats At one-half and less than the regular prices. ' Come in and see the' shapes. Remember just ' t t - V y f - v i x2 price. 3 11.11. BH . Ciiildren's Lawn JIats, values up to $3.00, for " 50C 'I im W h IFpancis 8 I II ffl , W " i Y At ,V4.j,A f .JWimArfM I I Wilt tM 1 II II :.' .'.- -Fj 2f-r ? " V-'Sv, . J. m . A ." W U U f I t -1 . COTT i Lipoma IK 'its CHIS M'morlul Daj season Is, ppr baps, the most appropriate time to tell of a new project Just now taking ifaape for the creation of a memorial to the man wbo Im mortalized tbe flog which la om nipresent on Decoration Day. Francis Hcott Key. the author of "Tbe Star spangled Banner," lias been singularly neglected among American heroes lu so far as tangible testimonials go. There Is cause for congratulation, therefore, that with the approach of tbe one hundredth anniversary of the composition of our natloaal air Its author Is to be fittingly honored by a memorial which will serve as a mecra for patriotic pilgrims. The jrpject now In hand contemplates the utilisation as a memorial museum of the house In which Key lived when he wrote "The Star-spangled Banner." The idea. It will be olxervetl. Is tbe same which has been carried out In the case of Mount Vernon, the home of Washing ton, Andrew Jackson's borne In Tennes see, the Lincoln borne In Illinois, etc., and which It Is now proposed shall be followed In tbe rasa of Montlcello, tbe borne of Tbonas JetTerson, and the abid ing places of other national Idols. The house which It la proposed to Urns transform Into a permanent tribute to Its one-time occupant Is located In old Georgetown DUtrlct of Columbia, in a most picturesque location overlooking the Potomac River. However, more unprom ising material from which to create a memorial museum could scarcely be Im- -aglned than was this once stately man sion when the prime movers of the pres ent project took hold ot things a few j vA ''x, it ' t i ' i f , ., , . ... r t: . .. i": : : .. i '. fe-- - ' .:-.' 1 1 5B 54 5 .WWW .Ji.-sr v if K s months ago. Washington's home at Mount Vernon and other homesteads of famous Americans were kept In a fair, state of preservation before they passed Into tbe bsnds of custodians especially charged with their safeguarding, but the Key mansion bad bad no such care. Indeed, It was allowed to literally go to rack and ruin and was used successively for a variety of purposes, such as a Junk shop and an overcrowded tenement. Only the splendid stability of tbe old-time construction, which finds notable exem plification In tbla brick boose, enabled It to withstand the effect of years of neglect and abuse. Tbe neglect of this conspicuous memento of a man to whom the whole nation owes a debt of gratitude waa for years a public shsme. and finally, after President Boose velt Issued his order making "The Star Rpangled Banner" our national anthem, number of prominent and Influential men interested themselves lo a determlued ef fort to perpetuate the fame of Key by a fitting testimonial. Accordingly there waa formed, a few months ago, the Francis Scott Key Memorial Association, which has as Its object "tbe purchase and preser vation of the historic home of Francis Scott Key as a lasting memorial In honor of the author of 'The Star-Spngled Banner.' " Admiral Dewey, who started the move ment to hsve "The Star-Spangled Banner" designated as America's national anthem, is an officer of this association, and so likewise Is Bear Admiral Wlnfleld Scott Schley. The secretary of tbe association is F. 8. Key Smith, a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, snd a man who has always taken tbe greatest interest In all that appertains to bis distinguished ancestor. Tbe first move of the public spirited cltlrens who set out to honor tbe composer of the national anthem was a very wise one. It wss to secure as the active and directing head of the patriotic enterprise Mr. Charles H. .Weisgerber, of Philadelphia, wlio only recently com pleted a notable labor of love In 'saving and preserving the borne of Betsy Ross In tbe Quaker City the birthplace of tbe flag. Mr. Weisgerber originated the plan to preserve tbe Ross borne, and since Its purchase has engineered the finances. It was obviously appropriate that the man with such experience should be chosen to direct tbe salvation of tbe other "flag house." It was found that $15,000 would he required to purchase tbe Key mansion, and that perhaps $3,001) more would be needed to restore to anything ap proaching the condition In which It was when occupied by the patriot and poet. This sum could readily have been raised through a few subscriptions made by wealthy men, but it was felt that, since the project was primarily an lnceutlve to patriotism. It would be mnch better If the purchase price could be raised, as In the case of the Betsy Boss bouse, by means of small subscriptions, so that tbe greatest possible number of people can participate. Accordingly It was determined that no person shall be allowed to contribute more than 10 cents to this popular sub scription. Every individual wbo adds his dime to tbe fund becomes a member of the Francis Scott Key Memorial Associa tion and receives a beautifully Illumi nated certificate of membership, duly signed by tbe officers of tbe association and bearing tbe seal and subscription number. In the renter of the certificate is artistically portrayed the scene that Inspired Key to write his Immortal poem. Tbe names of all tbe subscribers to tbe populsr fund are being placed on a roll of bonor that Is to be preserved Is permanent form, and each person who Induces 30 or more to Join the association Is presented by the officers with a large autograph duo tone reproduction of the original painting, "Ibe inspiration," which original has T permanent place on the walls of the re stored Key mansion. This historic picture Is a full-length portrait of Francis Scott Key standing In an attitude of keenest anxiety and watchfulness upon the deck of the vessel on which he was detained a prisoner by the British and In tbe early dawn of September 14, 1814, after the night's bombardment of Fort McHenry by bla country's foes, discovered that "our flsg was still there." It waa this discov ery that Inspired the patriot Key to write his immortal verses to tbe flag. Tbe sum of $15,000 may seem a rather large one to be raised wholly by 10-cent subscriptions, but Admiral Dewey, whose most cherished possession Is the giant loving cup, made from dime contributed by tbousanda opon thousands of his ad mirers, la naturally confident that the American reoP1 respond to this sppeal to preserve a historic landmark in trust for the nation. Incidentally, it may bo noted that more than $25,000 was raised by this same scheme, of 10-cnt subscriptions to save the -birthplace of the flag In Philadelphia. - - In tbe meantime the officers of tbe "Memorial Association have on their own responsibility leased tbe "Key Mansion; have restored It In so far as is possible with limited expenditure. . and have opened it free of charge to the public Tbe renovation and restoration of this long-neglected mansion waa Indeed a her culean task. In the basement an accu mulation of dirt and debrla mora than tbree feet in depth had to be excavated ere the quaint, old, brick-paved floor was exposed to view. The half-doien fire places In the mansion had all been bricked op and their reopening was no easy task. So It went from sub-basement to attic. The rejuvenation waa a time-consuming process, and force of six or seven men were bnsy for months at the task. As yet, of course, there la not much for tbe visitor to see at tbe Key Mansion, for the house Is virtually un furnished, but Its artistic stairways, pic turesque open fireplaces and quaint door ways will well repay the attention of nil admirers of pure colonial architecture. Cltlmstely it is the intention to gather in this bouse relics of all kinds hearing upon tbe personality and career of Francis Scott Key, Including, of course, all of-lm personal belongings, that ran Me obtained. Assurauce have already been received of tbe contribution of many such treasures and tbe officers of the association have also received ground for hope that a 1!" ton family will loan for deposit in tiw mansion the original Star-Spansled Ban ner tbe Identical battle-scarred tla;wtiic'i floated over Fort McHenry all ' thron;li that memorable night In 1S14, and which Inspired the anthem "The Stur-Spanslcd Banner." Before the Key mansion can safely be come the receptacle of such priceless trophies, however, it will be essential that a modern system of heating be In stalled, and other Improvements carried out. Including tbe flreprooflng of all wood work, as has been done at Mount Ver non. It Is also hoped that tbe fund sow being raised by popular subscription will ultimately grow to such proportions that the adjoining property on each side can be purchased, and the historic b.il d.ni; tbna Isolated from Inflammable struc tures, which, under present conditions, would menace It In the event of Ire. .Tbe present project contemplate that tbe re stored Key mansion will at all timt-s be open to the public free of chorge a sit uation that will assuredly be In pleas ant contrast to the state of sffalr9 at tbe home and tomb of Washington, where admission fee Is charged and where monopolistic concessions have been granted td certain favorite tradesmen un der a system that is freely condemned ss mercenary and un-American. Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, snd. Indeed, his presence at Baltimore nsvi the occasion when he wrote our national anthem was due to a desire to be of serv ice to a client who had become lnvolve.1 in difficulties Incident to tbe conflict be tween the British and Americaus. It of Interest, therefore, to add that the plan for the restoration of the Key man sion Includes a scheme for the rehabili tation of the shedlike structure adjoin um tbe Key mansion proper. mJs1itj served as Key s law office dnrln nil thi? years of his' ocenpancy of this home. A number of Isw books that had place lu Kev's llbrsrv have also been located, ami will be restored to their pluces iu tbe lawyer-poet's workroom. .