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i- THE TVASHDTGTON" TIMES, SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1894. GRAND SPRING OPENING Continued all this Week! THE WIJOLE STOHE presents a vivid panorama of fresh, new beauty. In the various departments, par ticularly the SULLIXEKY (now again much enlarged), are the choicest gems gathered from the fashion centers of the world. Elegance reigns In all the styles; economy, as usual, characterizes the prices. Let's glanco at some of the new Spring creations. French and American I'ATThllN HATS, Ikmucta, Toques, UXTUIMMLD HVTS For Ladies and Children In Lace, btraw. Chip, tapolltan, Lilians, nud Jet. FLOW EI !S In all colors aud designs. 1'LUilLS AND Til's. AIUltETTtS In all colors. JETS AND JET TlilMMINGS, JET LACtS, CliOV, N3, BANDEAUX. AlGUETThS, MUM-LEI) JET LACES, In all widths. LACES. In Black, Crenic, Yellow, and hlf, in l'oint de Venice, l'oint D Gonenoc and Chantllle. CLOAKS AND CAMS Trimmed in Lace, Jot, Molroand Braid. INFANTS' CLOKS, Long and Short, In hito and Colored Cashmeres, China and Ores Grain bills. LADIES' SUITS, All co'ors and styles. INFANTS' DlltS-ts, S-.CQUES, AND FLANNEL bllWVLM. CHILDlthVS AND 1NVANTS" Lace and Silk CAPS AND BONNETS. 3IOIKE bILKS In all colors. TEILIKGS, JIOURN'IXG VEILS LADIES' UNDEItWEAIt. Cambric, Cotton and Swiss. 1UBBOXS In Moire, Satin and Fancy Effects For all Purposes. naon SctZctr, MUincry and Cloak Headquarters, Market Space. You Can Enter Our Doors At AN Times W itli the feelinp that Nowhere on earth can you Get more for your money Thau you can here. THE PROOF Is on our counters. Haines' Washington Store, Cheapest Store In tho city, fcth and Fenna. Are. H E. Special Sales During our Grand Easter Millinery Opening. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 21, 22 and 21 Don't fall to attend Our Opening; will remind you of a regular Millinery Paradise. ooo Haines' Washington Store. W. J. THOROWGOOD, Dealer in WALL PAFEKS, DECORATIONS, HOOU JI0ULDIM5S, SIIADES, &c Fresco and Plain Painting. Estimates cheerfully given. 1111 Fourteenth Street N". W. WE ARE WITH YOU AND Lo dark's, 734 and 736 Seventh Street N. W. We greet you through the new paper, and offer you one or more special bargains in each department. WRAPS. If you are acquainted In the city you know It Is fact that if you want n desirable spring Cape or Jacket at a reasonable price (not extortionate figures) this Is tho place to select them. Our tore is the only ono dorotlng an entire floor to iapes, j acKets, ana suits. CAPES. ?5 SO Cope, with 3 rows of lice Insertlnr. hand-' oraoiy oraiucu aoove c&cn insertion, unlsheu with Jabot front. It is advertised as a special vapo at 90 uj uiuers. Opening Price, S3.08. $3 Cape in nll-ool ladies' cloth, black, blue, and tan; made with over-cape and finished with ribbon. Opening Price, SI. 08. tlS Ladles' civet Capes, silt lined, handsome ly irimmca wun cut jot nraias. Opening Price, Sll.8. $11 Ladies' Extra Long Capes, made expressly for elderly ladies, in broadeloth or diagonals. Opening Price, S7.48. JACKETS. Ladles Skirt Coar&vwltn large reveres, in all wool cioLU. i ne etyusa garment ox tne season. Kcgular price, SS. Opening Price, S-T.OS. Ladies' Jacket, in the new flaring short skirt effct, in tan, black, and blues, fine pearl but I ons. This garment is being shown by others at til. uur regular price is y. Opening Price, $0.48. SUITS. Ladles' Serge Suits, with the new basque or eoai, mil s.in, extra large sleeves, race, 7. Opening Price, $4.98. Ladles' Suit, trimmed with moire ": a very A. It.il. ..l. .t,M n.. 1,'.....,r di;hw gut, wiuvi wquu. ivriufia, Opening Price, $9.08. For Special Bargains In Dress Goods, &c, see "The Post" of to-day. Giark's, 734 and 736 Seventh Street N. W. GEORGE W. CHILDS' WIPOW. Sketch of the Wife of the Deceased Philan thropist. ' "Emma Bouvler Chllds," says the Mail and Express, "Is as leaner little woman, snall fcat nrod, dark, complexloncd, and of an exceed ingly nervous temperament. Mrs. Chllds has never been a society woman. She enjoyed tho friendship of tho most distinguished fam ilies of Philadelphia tho Cadnalladcra, tho Prices, tho Blnnoys, tho Biddies, tho Rosen gartens, and others of equal social distinc tion but foshioanblo functions at her town or country house were practically unknown. It was her custom to lunch two or three times a week with these intimato friends. In these visits she was almost always accompanied by her niece, Miss Peterson, who Ihcd with Air. and Mrs. Chllds from childhood up to tho timolol her marriage to Itobert II. McCartcr. Mrs. Chflds rarely appeared in public with her husband. The thcutre had no attractions for her. Oneo or twlco a y ear perhaps sho would see Edwin Booth or somo equally dis tinguished actor. Tho daughter of the late Dean Stanley has lived with the Chllds' for twenty years. Before Miss Peterson's marriage, which took place about flvo jears ago, tho tlireo were continually together. Miss Stanley is now tho constant companion of Mrs. Childs. Her sonants hao been with her for a geu eratlen. From tho scullery-maid to tho butler, everv sen ant was sure cf a liberal present at Christmas, ami tbo family physician's services wero always ready in easo of Illness. Mrs. Chil.ls carried out tho samo generous pollej in her homo as her husband did in the office of tho Public Ledger. If a servant became incapacitated in illness or injur)-, ho or sho was pensioned" oil for, life, and not infre quently prov Ido J with n little home. If mar riigo intead of illness, Mrs. Chllds took pleasure in giving tho girl u substantial wed ding present, and Mr. Childs generally added something handsome. It was an Invariable rule of Mrs. Chllds that her carriage horses should never bo out of their stalls alter dark. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Childs accepted any in vitations to dinners. It was found necessary to make this rule about fifteen years ago." FEJININE FANCIES. One of tho prettiest wash materials of tho season is tbo satin--tripcd zephyr. Theso zephj rs are being shown in small check effects in colors of corn, Nile, light blue, navy, golden brown, heliotrope, lavender pink, cardinal nnd mode, with contrasting shades Introduced in tho satin stripes. One of tho new colors is a tawny oraDgo with a dash of red in it, and goes by tho namo of "chrjsanthomum." Thero will bo u great run on all tho tobacco and snuff-colored shades, and tho redder and more orange tinted tho brown the more fashionable. IIellotroio nnd some new greens and blues aro finding favor in tbo spring goods. In Paris new petticoats of satin or silk aro made with feather-bone hoops, which reach quite to tho knees. Tiny aluminum wires are inserted in the facings of round-kirted walk ing dresses to give them the approvea flare. This to some of tbo more timid looks very like the return of the crinoline, or, worse jet, hoops. A new reversible shot silk shows amauvo ground with a pale green spot on one side, nnd on the other a violet spot. Velvet novel ties show colored spots on one side, and show up well when combined with black satin. Cross stripes or black or colored velvet aro to be used for entire costumes, vv ith accessories of watered silk or J lain satin. CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN. Tho new caps for tho small maidens just learning to walk are tho daintiest affairs im aginable. Somo of tho prettiest are made of dotted Swiss, run in and out with nirrow rib bon. They have deep capes, with ribbon-run borders, and tho ribbon is twisted In and out over the crown, while tiny rosettes nro perched here und there in tho bwiss ruching which frames the laby face. Both short and long silk coats nro worn by fashionable small girl". A stlish silk jacket is made of brown and white frtripicd t ifletn silk double-breasted and fastened with large mother of rearl button. It has a deep collar and epaulettes of Point do Venice lace, while the sleeves aro much pulled. They arelln- lsocu vvltli culls ol lace insertion. Almost all the little drc-ses aro made to bo worn with a guimpe. The slik ginghams aro finished, where tho wh.te yoke begins, with a wide lino of Leading, through which rows of narrow black velvet ribbon aro ran. Iiosettcs of the ribbon ornament the dress wherever thero is a convenient place for them, and rows of ribbon conlinj tLo full mull sleeves at tLo wrist, tying in a number of httlo Lows. -o- lie Was Hustling for .McLean. Charles S. Scanlan, of tho Cincinnati En quirer John II. McLein's newspaper was once sent into a small town in tho Southwest, snjs the Journalist, to get the story of a woman evangelist who had been greatly talked about. Scanlan attended ono of her meetings and occupied a front seat. hen thoso who wircd to be saved were asked to arise, Scanlan Left his seat and used his note book; The woman approached, nml, taking him by the hand, said: "Come to Jesus." "Madam," said the newspaper man, "I'm here solely on business to report on your wore." "Brother,"' said she, "there is no business so important as God's." " ell, mavbo not," slid Scanlan. "but you don't know John It. McLean." WANT YOU WITH US I IIOSILRV. Ma Ladles' Silk Lislo IIosc, fast black, boot patterns, fancy tops. Opening Price, 25c. 3x35 Ladies' Cotton Hose, fancy tops, fast black boots Opening Price, 3 Pair for 50c. 35c. Gents' Lislo Thread Ilalf IIosc. tans and modes. Opening Price, 3 Pair for 50e. ISHc Children's Black Iilbbed Hose. All sizes. Opening Price, 7c. LADIES' WAISTS. Ladles Laundered Waists, full fronts. C9a quality. Opening Price, 49c. tl Ladles' Launderod Waists, choice patterns.? Opening Price, 75c. Ladles' Klbbod Vests, 12i quality. Opening Price, 4 for 25c. g Loves. fl 43 Kid Gloves. 4 lnr?o ne&rl buttons. In overy deslrablo shade. 1 ho best glovo over sold In our city. Every pair warranted. Opening Price, OOc. tl Ladies' Undressed Kid ftlnvpA Alan 4.bntf nn Dressed. Havo al ays sold at tl. Opening price, OOc. V RAPPERS. $1 Wrappers, fast color calico, lined waists. Opening Price, 50c. tl 43 Wrappers. In all the SDrinc effects. In cluding black, blue and grays. Opening Price, OOc. R Topic or Two to Think KboUL To form a branch of tho Union for Practical Progress In a new locality, says Walter Vroo man in the March Arena, threo earnest per sons only aro required. Throo hundred could make a hotter start, but three may be gin with every promise of success. They should flrst assumo corporate lifo by adopting tho namo of the union. They should then tnko up tho particular measure being urged by tho national union for tho month In which their meeting is held. - If this first meeting is held during March of this joar, tho throe per sons assembled would, no doubt, fall into lino with the pities now organized and urge tho programmo of the union for this month, which is to combat the "sweating system." A letter would then be drafted and mailed to each clergjman and labor leader of tho local ity, asking them to sponk out on a specified Sunday, or duripg tho week following, in condemnation of this evil. They might bo asked to urge their hearers to aid in securing such legislation as will empower tho city boards of health to summarily closo thoso factories in which human beings nro physi cally ruined beeause'of unhcalthful conditions and where contagious diseases aro nursed be fore emerging to prey upon society. In every enso a definite reply should be re quested. A conciso bibliography of tho sub ject, with special reference to recent maga zine contributions, should bo inclosed for tho uso of clergy men not familiar with the faets concerning tho evil, and for the uso of the committees on resolutions lo bo appointed by tho vnnous societies. The answers to tho letters si. on J bo reviewed and u detailed re port prepared. First, a list should bo made of the names, addresses and churches of all who joinln tho llf)-saving work. Another lit should bo prepared containing names, addresses and churches of thoso who refuso to speak against the evil being combated simultaneously throughout tho country. Still another list should be prepared of thoso vv ho refuse oven to tako notice of tho nppeal. Tho report containing these lists should bo pub lished to tho world every month, and onj copy sent to tho national secretary, lo bo filed for futura reference. By this method it will not take long to solve tho much-vexed ques tion as to vv hat proportion of the church Is devoted tohumau vvlfaru and what propor tion stands directly in tho way of progress. By means of tho permanent and centralized maehincry of the Union for Practical Pro gress a now moral issue will bo presented to the peoplo eaeh month. Instead of a dissolu tion of the movement after ono measure has been pressed, another will bo brought im mediately forward, and the public conscience will 1k kept as eternnll) nctlvu as the private interests that prey upon society. The organi zation will huvo sufficient elasticity to take up any and every measure approved by tho average disinterested conscience, and its per manent nnd iwrfeet means of communication, binding together all human aggregations founded upon n moral idea, will offer for the first timo a connecting nerve attaching tbo" conscience and expert knowledgo of society to thu foreo capable of making their desires effective. From the Comptroller's roport for 1S93, slid Mr. Frank Miller recently before tho Cali fornia BankerV Association, wo find that tho deposits in tl.o national banks nmount to about 2,000,C03,000. For ono j ear their ex penses were about SCO.OOO.OOO, and their losses about s0,O0O.00O. For the purposo solely of holding theso deposits, about one fourth, '500,000,000, wasenrned in unproduc tive cosh. 'Iho owners of these 3,S00 nt tional tanks accumulated a capital of -1,000,-000,000, pledged it as security to their de positors, arranged offices, employed clerks, incurred nn expense of 5GO,000,000 and a 10S3 of $20,000,000 during tho year, in order to lend 1.JOO,000,000 of other people's money. The report shows that they got fi per cent. somo SOO.OOO.OOO .13 interest. Trom this iucomo should be deducted the outgo of $0,000,000, and we find that $10,000,000 aro left as the inadequate compensation for tho guaranty and labors and risks undertaken by the capital of 41,000.000,000. This is a com mission of one-half of 1 per cent, on the de posits. These figures aro proven by the re port which shows that the net earnings on the capital havo been 7 per cent. This per cent, is compost d of G per cent which the capi tal could hav e earned in private bunds) and the small commission made upon Inndl nthe immecs" mass of deposits for one car. Expenses and !oss cannot be reduced very rrcnilv; clerks must bo retained at such n.iy ii3 will insure eomfctent and lionet service; lo-ses will occur in spito of all precautions; all this without reference tu whether tho times aro good or bad. Eich banker may prove these ideas from his own books. His outgo will approach tho sum of 4 per cent, of his average deposits. I rom his cross incomo ho should deduct this outgo. The residue is his compensation as a banker. Ho should then compute his income u on his capitil, ou the supposition that ho has .rone out of tl.o back ing business, uses the sidewalk for bis office, and is known as a rivate money lender who takes no risks. 'Iho compar.ons vto aid bo interc-ting if they could bo published. The Eastern banks have giv en muh attention to tnis problem, and know th it they give ser vice s to denomtors which cannot bo offered bv individuif money lenders or by anv other "lass of institutions. Ihej rrake their depos itors pay indirectly for some of the costs of keeping their accounts and funds. Each ac count is expected to sho v such a steady Lil nnco as will afford compensation abovo the cost of keeping it. Tho only satisfaetor and ju-t restriction that can bo placed on immigration, writes Mr. W. II. Jeffrey in the American Journal of Politics for Mareh. is to fix a moral, phjsie.il and intellectual standard by which proposed immigrants must be rated or refused admis sion to this country. Congnss should pa's an act requiring all persons who desiro to cmlgrato to the United Ptates to provide them selves with a certillcato of character from tho chief executive of tneir citj or town, stating that tho person named in tho certificate is of good moral character, and tho number of years he has been n resident of tho city or torrn. The law should require that the cer tillcato have threo indorsements; first, by tho chief cf police, stating that tho person named has not been brought before tho courts on any criminal chargo for a period of not less than five years, and that no charges aro now pend ing against tho said person. Scond, by tho chief health officer, stating that tho person named is in good health, and that no con tagious diseases havo been reported in his household for a period of not less than one year. Third, by tho chief officer of the poor, stating that the person named has not received any assitanco from the poor authorities for a period of not less than five jenrs. This certillcato should be signed by the pro posed immigrant and witnessed by tho chief esecutivo officer of tho town where issued as an evidence of the applicant's ability to road and write, and upon his arrival at tho port of sailing the certificate suould again be signed by the person holding it, in the presence of tho duly accredited agent of the United States, as a means of identification, after which it should bo countersigned by said agent. Upon tho immigrant's arrival in this country the immi gration authorities should tuko urj the certill cato of character and issue a certillcato of ad mission, which should contain n general de scription of the person, together with the statements contained in the certillcato of character. This certificate should bo deposited with the board of registers located in the city or town where the immigrant desires to locate, and if, prior to tho expiration of the five years' residence necessary for naturalization, the immigrant desires to locate in still somo other town, tho board of registers shall issue J a permit containing an tne statements that wero in tho original certificate of character and tho certificate of admission. This system once in full operation would result: Frst, in giving U3 a oeitcr class 01 immigrants. Second, it would mako it possible to exclude all undesirable persons. Third, it would pre vent illegal naturalization, as tho various cer tificates would show the exact time the pro- I posed had been In this country. Fourth. It would mnko it possible for tho police authbrl tles to keep full and complete records of nil foreign law breakers, as each time any offense was committed it would cause an indorse ment to be mado on the deposited certificate of admission. Tho certificate of admission simply being a conditional admission an ad mission on probation If the criminal record became bad enough tho Immigrant could bo forcod to return to his native country. In tho discussion of any question relating to tho life or welfare of any ono class of men tho pulpit is. at tbo samo time, to keep itself in touch witn othor classes and conditions of life, says Bev. Dr. Newman Smyth in tho Homilltla Review for March. In pleading for one it is to bo carefully just to all. In dis covering abuses tho clergy need to bo par ticularly careful to recognize tho uses of any economic factor, clso they will alienate where they should mediate among men. The pulpit Is to bo known as tho friend of labor, the representative, in the name of the Son of Man. of tho poor, tho oppressed and tho lost. It has its own missionary task in rescuing tho submerged classes. And there come times when It must jpeak fearlessly for thoso who cannot speak for themselves. But in all the responsiveness of its sympathies and quick ness of its sense of social justice it Is also to understand tho forces which make tho world what it is; and it is called to represent with just judgment the rich as well as the poor, and to hold fas. its influence with tho edu-e-ated. It is not so to espouse any ouo class interest as to do injustice to any other. Thero may bo little danger of erring in the Insist ence of the pulpit upon tho social obligations of tho rich tho publie Christian conscienco is becoming in this respect a clear and search ing light but the clergy aro more exsod to tho peril of making their preaching au unnec essary foolishness by ill-considered utterancts which will not command respect from close students of economic subjects. It is tho pro-ier office of tho pulpit to keep before men thoso socinl truths whieh, in their clas9 antagonisms, they nro apt to forget. 'ILo pulpit lias an important social function to fulfill in putting into the foreground those human relations and obligations which indus trial competitions nro constantly pushing ialo tho background, luo pulpit should keep prominent In tho midst of tho discussion of libor problems the common elements of tLo life of men. In this resi-t tho pulpit has it in Its pnw er to mnko for tho solution of social questions a posltlvo contribution which Is of no slight consequence. It can uso vv Ith ud vantagc tho common multiples of human life, those common interests, sentiments, obliga tions, endeavors and hones in which the lives of individuals nro bound together, and multi plied by being bound together, far beyond tho possible nmount of any individual effort or in fluence. Still specifically, the pulpit Bhould bo on the alert to seie and to mako tho most of any tiling that may promoto the welfare of any particular class in tho community. Iurther, tho pulpit should not always bo closed, at times it mu'-t be boldly ojiened to tho advocacy of definite social reforms or the rebuke of specific industrial wrongs'. De structive work Is not tho main wqrk, indig nation not tho constant motive power of tho Chr.stiau ministry. God blesses tho world by shining every day all over it. and only occasionally sending the thunder cloud from tho hidings of His strength. But occasion ally some wrong whieli ono class inflicts on another, or some evil thing which finds room to flouri-h amid prevalent industrial meth ods, or somo suffering which tho greed for gain produces, will challenge the righteous ness of the Church and demand of the pulpit a vigorous wisdom of utterance. Tho minis ter of Chri-t cannot hido behind his higher religious obligations when his me-ssage 13 thus challenged bydireet violations of tho fundamental Christian laws of society. If recklessness of statement will destroy tho power among men of any pulpit, so also w'll cowardice in the prestnee of known wrong rob it of influence among tho people. It is not necessary to striko at tho whole social fabric in order to hit hard a particular In dustrial abus2. A crusade for a socialistic dream need not be preached in order to re form a known evil. The uses of things must bo recognized in order to remove their abuses, jen of economic education need not bo alienated in tin sy mpathetie effort to esampion somo neglected or suffering class. CONCERNING FISH. When the gills of a flsli arcof -a bright color and the eves nppcarclearit is generally fresh. hen smelt" aro large, cut and scale them; wash onlj v hen they do not npp"ar clean and wipe tbeni well between two cloths. A good codlish is known by its vvldto ilesh, dorki-h skin and lirgo fins. 1'ish of every kind aro Ijest beforo they be gin to spawn, and ar unfit for food for some tiire aller they Ltv o spawned. lied snapper is staple during the winter. Thoy weigh from two pound upward, some timesns uiueh m tweatj pounJs each. They aro good either boiled or Laked. The choi' et smelts tome from Maine and Massachusetts. Canadian are not as good. Hooks nnd Rending. Of making mnnj books there is no end. Solomon. We nro now in want of an art to toach how books are to bo read. Disraeli. The book to read is not tho one that thinks for you, but the one which makes vou think. Dr. MeCosh. Daro to bo icnorant of many things. B.shop Alonzo TottSr. Wwlom is humble that he. knows no more. Cowiicr. "I notice thou's fond o' reading, so I brought the'i'summnt toread." It vvaslrving's Sketch Book. Collier. In my study I am suro to converso with none but wise men. i illiam A aller. lie sure to rend no mean books. Emerson. Books, like human souls, are actually di vided into what may lo called sheep and goats. Curl le. Head not tho times; read tbo Eternities. John llus'.ln. Reading, with me, incites to reflection. Ilpnry Ward needier. Heading furnishes the mind only with tho materials ot knowledge; it is thinking that makes what wo reid ours. Locke. Head not to contraJlct and refute, nor to believe end take for granted, but to weigh and cons'der. Btcon. Nine-tenths of our current literature has no other end but to inveigh n traler or two out of tha public l ocker. bchopimhauer. A man never gets so much good out of a book as when ho os.esses it. Arthur Helps. Choose v our books as vou would choose your friends and helDers. llichardson. Have mora mindo on thy bookes than thy baga. John Ljlv. Tho only wealth which will not decay is knowie Ige. Dr. Lnagford. When founi make a nolo of. Capt. Cuttle. m p . On heepmg Up Appearances. Where docs tho mon'j come from whieh pays the high rents in this town' asks a writer in the New York Pre3. I am not talking now about tho flats, although somo of them rent as high as 5,000 n jear, but between Flftj-ntnth street nnd Broadway aro hun dreds, even thousands, of houses which rent for not less than $2,M0 a car, and some of them run up as higli as $10,000. Thero" is no doubt that tho cost of living in thh town is greatly added to by tho i roportfon of Incomo devoted to rent. A European calculates that ho will devote one-Mxth of his Income to rent. An American invariably devotes at least one third. The difference is in tho point of view. Most of us Jivo beyond our means, just as wo travel flrst-closs when we're abroad. Each man is as good, if not better, than tho other fellow, and he feels it incumbent upon him to maintain tho dignitv which ho has asserted for himself. The result is not infrequently disaster. In a community where classes do not exist thero surely ought to bo sufficient self-respect to livo within one's income, what ever it may be, without sacriflcine ono jot or tittle of one's socinl position. Tho English know better than wo in this matter. I remem ber once going up to London from Surrey with a man whose guest I had been, and whoso incomo was at least ten times my own. I bought a flrst-class ticket, as a matter of course. He took a second-class, as a matter of course, and I was so ashamed of myself that I rode up second class and slipped my ticket into the guard's hand under cover. A Popular Fallacy. "You've had twenty-five years' experience as n farmer? Well, it's pretty hard work, isn't it?" "I thought it was till I came to town to ran a grocery store. I'm back on the farm ag'in. Fannin ain't work. It's itin'." Chicago Tribune. AT THE YARIOUS MARKETS An Attractive and Gorgeous Display for Easter. FLOWERS PROM THE SOUTH, The Careful Housewife Finds the Place Where Her Honey Will last the Longet-The Big Bays at the CentralIt is Hot Econom ical to live Near the MarketFresh Vegetables from Florida. Tho markets aro especially attractive now with their line display of tropical fruits, strawberries, fresh vegetables from tho far South, and their charming collection of Spring flowers, beauty spots In tho market house, an utmost Irresistible temptation to all sorts and conditions of buvers. The other morning thero was a big wooden bucket full of long-stemmed Easter lilies standing on a market stall that fairly glorified the place, and besido it there wero stalls and stalls of sweet violets, yellow tulips, hyacinths, roses, jonquils and daffodils enough to furnish dec orations for a hundred weddings, and al most as many moro thousands of homes. Almost every passing woman bought some thing if nothing moro than a carnation pink. Tho catablo things on other stalls looked so very line, best sldo out with care no doubt, but good aud of variety enough to suit all tastes and any length of purse. And there wero some promenaders who bought neither fruits nor flowers, but who carried away with them an abldlig senso of their lonell ness. Did vou know there are seven big markets in tho District, each n great convenience to the peoplo near it? Capitol hill has one on B and Seventh streets, n. o. Thero is tho 1m menso affair at K and Fourth streets, n. w., over which Is the immense Convention hall. Thero is one a! O and Seventh streets, n. vv.. and one at K and Twenty-second streets, n. w. There is one in Georgetown on King street, nnd last nnd biggest, there Is Center Market. The smaller market dealers, or many of them, also have stalls in tho Central; while many oiners uraw mo nuiw ol tneir supplies from the Central or the wholesale houses in that vicinity. All tho markets are liberally supplied with fruits and vegetables from the far South, since as et it is a little too early for tho Nor folk supplies to como In. It is not so gener ally known that many of the finest salad) sold In our markets, such as lettuce, cress', cucum 1ts, beets, radishes, mushrooms and the like are grown under glass bj the garden market farmers of Anaeostia. Mr. Fred Brjan and" Dr. Leach, of that flue suburb, each has not only growing plants but a new hothouse eomlngupevery season to accommodate their growing business. Anacostla is also the homo of several of the prominent flower exhibitors. There are tho oropagating gardens of Gudo and Bros, nnd Mr. Gardner, with their glass houses almost as big as a circus, tho first sup plvlng to nn extent tho demand for hothouse vegetables, and tho others flowers for tho market and city stores, all the winterthrough. The careful little housewife soon learns where to go and what to buy and what sho cin affurd to pay. Ono may spend a live-dollar bill and not have much to show for it. onlyaiittlevealroast.il box or two of lino straw berrles,a talad.some fruit, a few flowers, tomntoes, and such things out of season. It is not so easy to spend 2 judiciously just for tho thligs one really needs and not for vvhi.t ono ma tnko a fancy to, because It looks so temptinglj nice! To be a real suc cess ut marketing one must make up her mind beroro leaving home what is really needed, and to say "No" to herself when the needs nro to be supplied. There aro plenty of buvers wLo can well afford to eat straw berries at 50 cuts a box. nnd these nre they whoouht to dolt! They sin grievously when they do not eat vegetables ou of season and fruits when they are "aluxurj!" For these Centre Market is well supplied with fre-h-growu feas, bean, ciulillower, egg plant, cucumbers, teets. and other green and toothsome stuff brought from Florida, the Bermulas or California. People with means eannot spend their rronev toolavishlv on table luxuries In times like these, when other folks have to denv themselves almost every thing. Yes, money should oe kept in circulation. Tho other dav a Iitt'e woman told me how she found out that it lnot nlwajs economical to livo too near to the market, .bhe likes to go ,o market, sl,o savs. but she Is certain the market men alt knot." bow to pile their vege tables nnd arrange fruits so as to cajolo tho last cent out of a woman's purse. SJhe has learned that as wo nil learn cur liest remem bered lessons bj exjerhnce. "Igenerilly eirried a flve-dollar bill to market with me." said she, " after we were married, omo jears ago, intending to divide it between tho marketing aud some little things which a woman is always needing about the ho-so or for herself. I would go through Centre MarLet (we lived on tlgLfh street not far upi and I bought whatever pleased my finey, whether it was in or oat of season, nnd consequently I was often com pelled to go home vvitli a basket full, and not a nickel leit for tho little things! Tom ami I would talk it over sometimes of evenings, and how much moro it cost to keep houso than we had any idea of before we vvera marnel. He would sij : "'Something must be wrong about our way of doing thing-, and weirust mako an effort to do better, ev en if we have to make a chtngo of soma sort in our wcj of living.' "Wo finally dcci Jed wo would buy a little place, for it seemed to us that wo had been eating up our surplus after our rent and montn'o expense- bad been paid, und we certain'y must have made wrong calcula tions, if vve made any, and Tom said: 'If wo shoald move fcrther out nnd had a big yard we might havo a little garden by and by, and then vegetables, and after awhile grape vines and fruit trees of our own, and keep a few hens.' "We had enough to make a first pajment. and wo choso a placo so far out I could not go to market but once a week. Suro enough, I foui-d out tt at I had been a most cvtrava gant bujer. I soon found that by being carc lul and pajing cash I could do almost us well buving at tho corner grocers; and as lor loin, ho brought home just what I told him to now. and no more. Each morning I mado a memorandum for him of the ''must-haves," just tho things wo needed. You see wo b und, on comparing notes, iio also had I ought a lot or things we did not need, just because they pleased his fancy. Thus we gradually learned to go eheenully without things wo onco thought we couldn't live without at all Wo had to do it to meet our monthly pa ments, our taxes, gas bills and water rent. But we pulled through. After awhile wo seemed to livo ju't as well as when wo had no plins. nothing t como round to with regu larity, just as well as when I went to mirket with a live-dollar bill and bought ro.lstsof beef nnd veal so big wo couldnt eat them Just because they were the "choicest cuts." Wo do not eat porterhouse steaks or things out of season now for cvervdny fare. Tor onoth'ng learned Is, nothing is ever quite so really good out of season as it is ripened nccording to nature's own plan. Be sides. I long ago learned how to select other choice pieces of meat, and to look out for good bargains. "On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays it is 'big market da' at tho Central. Tbcw aro tho best days ta go, for tbo countrymen and old mammies, with bunches ot herbs, country eggs, cottage cheese, and vegetables of tneir own growing, giv o a careful buyer nmplo opportunities to pick out good bargains almost at one's own price. Ono has to live and learn even how to go to market. Tom says wo began to prosper w hen I quit mar keting regularly, but I say we began to pros per when we both learned that jou cannot spend Our dollar but once, and to divide your weekly wages up so as to cover just what you can afford, with a sir a' I margin left over. We never havo economized on our needs, but draw the lino on our wants. Now. when work is dull or ono of tho children has the measles, wo aro not worried to denth about our living or the doctor's bill. Wo own our house, and Tom has a snug little bank account to draw upon." A Circumspect Robber. First footpad "W'y didn't yer rob that feller that just passed?" Second footpad "He don't look like a law abiding citizen." First footpad What difference does that mako?" Second footpad "I'm afraid he carries a gun. New York Weekly.. GRAND EASTER OPENING MILLINERY k IMPS AT KING'S PALACE Of course. Millinery b uppermost In your mind, and It is our trump card. We've the nneststect of Trimmed and Untrlmmed Hats south of XowYork even our competitors admit that, and we ore and havo been for many years THE ONLY HOUSE IN WASHINGTON IMPOKTfNG DIItECT FP.OM PARIS. Tho most beautiful "headgear" tho world's millinery celebrities could produco are hero. W raps Wraps Wraps who sells moro of them than wo who sells 'em cheaper? At a safe estimate wo sell Jnst about twice as many Wraps as our largest competitors and S5 percent lower than any competitor in Washington. 75c. Jet Bandeaux, 29c. 25c. Jet Aigrettes, 9c. HATS. Special lot of this Spring's Latest Styles In '.miles' Trimmed Hats, black and colors, lace and Jet trimmed. $5 value, only 53.98. Largo assortment of Ladies', Misses', and Cbildren s Stntr Hats, In black and fancy colors, plain and lace effects, 59c value, only 38c. RIBBON. 4-In. Novelty Iilbbon, moire center, with satin and fancy effects. 8 different desiims, spring shades. Sold by others at Sic. yard. To create a little excite ment 23c. value, only I4c. i" Please say you saw these KING'S PALACE. 812-814 SEVENTH STREET NORTHWEST. A YOMAN'S ADYENTURE. In tho woods of the upper Skagit, the great logging river of Puget Sound, Mrs. Tan Fleet lived a happy life with her husband and chil dren. Sho was fond of flowers, and tho httlo clearing her bushy-bearded husband had mado in the midst ot the tall firs and cedars was brightened by her garden, in which roses luxuriated and pansies bloomed until tho January frosts locked up the fountains of the earth and cleared tbo sky of its winter clouds, bhe was fond of chickens, and her good gardens wero cabbages headed twicj and tomato vines covered tho earth were in danger of ruin from the trim littlo brown leg horn hens and their line showy lords, that mock the game chiekens in all but their cour age. All the valley sent to her for settings for their chickens, and many a quiet wedding in a simple farm house was brightened by her flowers. There was no neighbor with in half a milo to disturb her gardens or impound her hens for trespass. The new highway which her hus band had opened as road supervisor, tho great dispenser of frontier patronage, passed by her clearing, bat no stragglers from tho column of immigration ever invaded her hen roosts. The nitivo Indians? Siwashes. as they delight to bo called in their language of trade, aro honest on their own river. It is only in an eneni 's country that stealing is legalized in their savage code. It is a war measure purely. There would seem to bo nothing to disturb Mrs. Van Tlset In her e-thetic devotion lo the cultivation of tho beautiful in plants nud the improvement of the breed in chicken. But men aro not one's only enemies in a new country. Her .chickens were gradually dis appearing, and, do whit she could, the" lo-s of life continued. A high-banded seizure in broad day created such a disturbance that in vestigation was made and the imprint of the claws of a panther was found in the soft mold of tho garden. There was ono conso lation in knoving tho size of tho enemy. Neither the large cougar nor the email skunk was the depredator. The bear was not to bo feared. The panther was a provoking animal. He paid no attention to traps. If the hen-house was secured and could not be broken into at night, ho made his ns-aultin da light. If dogs and guns were made ready fbr him, ho vis ted some distant portion of his flock, Throughout it all his own plans npver seemed disturbed by the ingenuitv'of his foes. Ono morning Mr. Van Fleet went down to the lower ena of his di-tnet to see that somo road work was well done. 2ow, Mrs. Van Tleet did not go with him. Women wero not compelled to work tho roads, though the new laws of tho territory allowed them to vote. The legislators were wiso men to exempt women from personal tax. Itwould be a bad plan to tax women out when everybody said there were not half enough women in. Ono diy, ns Mrs. Van Fleet was busy in tho house, the chickens began to scream in a wav that showed that it wa- no hawk that was the assollaat, Mrs. Van Tleet rushed to tho door. There the panthercrouched against the fence, his yellow eat ecs gleaming and his teeth grinning for h.s prey. All the wrongdoing of the season Unshed into her mind, and Sirs. Van Fleet s wrath was enkindled not a little. She dashed into the house, took down her husband's rillc. and running out cooled her Ire a moment whilo her eye glanced along the barrel into tho eves of the hungry beast. Tho report of the gun flrst, woke her to the con sciousness of her own danger. At tho shot tho panther leaped forward and lay motion less upon tho ground. Then tho woman as serted itelf. Trembling, sho reloaded her rifle, called her son, a twelve-jcnr old, and sent him off to her neighbor's for assistance. When neighbor Bepson arrived sho marched under his protection to look at tho panther she had killed. Dead it was. andjnow its dressed hido is an ornament In the frontier cabin, and Mrs Van Fleet laughs as hejr husband tells how sho fearlessly slot the) living panther, but was afraid to look at ltj lifeless body. ' War. C. Ewino. Women rt lio Wear Trousers. In Canada pcrbjaps 10,000 women wear trousers during tho winter of course with the skirt. In this country tho popularity of tho masculine garment is growing with re markable rapidity. Tho trousers are now, and have been for years, in use for horseback riding. The fencing costumes, also trouseis, are worn without the skirt, and in tho gym nasiums of the fashlonnblu boarding schools for voung ladies trousers are worn exclusively and" vv'th excellent effect and comfort. In Europe for tho past two years Turkish trousers 'are worn by fashionablo women for climbing the mountains. The same arc worn in tho Scotch Highlands by English women. Tho bathing dress 6hovvs marked signs of follow ing the general movement. At the French re sorts the most fashionable ladies appear with tho close-fitting bathing suits, with kneo trousers, leaving the skirt off entirely. j cvcr Cross' kaminc a Woman. "Let ma give yrfa my dying advice," said Itufus Choate, "never cross-examino a woman. It is of no use. Tney can not disintegrate the story they havo once told; they can not elim inate the part that Is (or you from that which is against you. They can noither combine, nor shade, nor qualify. They go for the wholo thing, and tho moment you begin to cross- j by a single rattlesnake, you aro bitten by a wholo barrelfulL I never, excepting in a caso absolutely desperatq, dared to cross-examine .......... wuv W H.WU, U.t-UU u. UV..UH ......... n woman. -OF- I CAPES. Ladles' All-wool Cloth Cape?, trimmed with three rows of lace Inserting, fulled ruffle around collar, tan, black and naTa handsomoly braid trimmed, S5 value, only S3J98. REEFERST" :J" Misses' and Children's Reefers, sizes 4 to 14 years, navy bine and tan, nnlshed with sailor collar, gilt buttons and gilt anchors, SI.48 value, only 98c. o Ladles' Fino Clay Diagonal Keefers. full satin lined, finished with large pearl buttons, large reveres, 57.50 value, only 55.98. GLOVES."-" Ladies' 5-hook FosterKId Gloves, as sorted grays, modes, tans and black. Also email lot of Lambskin BlarriU Also lot of 4-but. Dress Kid Gloves. 51.25 value, only 68c. items advertised In "The Tunes.''1 J " . auh Rock- otto m nces On Furniture At Craig &. Harding's. 3It.rk these wonlsl Yqa will , nererbuf Furniture cheaper: than now. Tho reasons are iuanj ,hut tho principal one Is. that the panic of last fall caused a number "Ct I urnlture Factories to shutdown, and forced them to sell their stock , beloTrcotof matinp. We made , heavr purchases irom a number of thes factories; lience can quote prices -which Just represent cost of manufacture Thi factories , npw starting must mate a profit; hence prices Kill be higher when we buy later. For your own good we tell you that this is the best time in the history of the country to lay in a supply of furniture. One of our most Judicious pur chases was two (i Car Loads of Chamber Suites which permits of our offering them to you at about the same prices other furniture stores pay at wholesale Here is theAtorf; Uuat 51 j 30 Chamber Suites. iilsO Usual SU.W Chamber Snttys.Sr.SO UsualJiiSOCfcamberSnitesVTmiO Usual fS 00 Chamber Striies, Sir' Usual 00 Chamber3ultes,n0 Usual K5. 00 Chamber Suites, 5S11 . cheval glass ciiAJHrERgrrrEa,.. . Usual$SU.OOChamlierFUItes,ilot .. . UsualJO0ChamberSntte,'iliiEO-.. . UualJ.Ti) 00 Chamber Suites, 2iOJ .. . UsuaIW.00ChamberSnites,F-5.CO ., In addition to the above we are .. . showing a hundred or more," pat- ... . terns in Chamber Suites of lm, .. . Oik, iliple, Natural and Curly .. . Ulrch, Sycamore, rrima. Vera or .. . White Jlahocany. lied Mahogany, .. . Jta, from liW to 300. Craig & Harding, CORNER 13th AND F STS. "TOWN TOPICS" CONVERSATIONS. Traveler (at crowded hotel) Ho w much do I ovvo you? What's my bill.' Clerk Let me ee, yonr room was Traveler But I didn't have any room. I slept on tho billiard table. Clerk Ah, well, then seventy cents nn hour. Camille Walter, what would you do if I were to die? Walter Bury you, my love! Ton Sniffers I hear you were carried away with 3Ii-3 Higbfly Iat night. Do Jlush Xo, I think not. If I remember rightly, they took Mis Highfiy out 'Ut alter tho sauterno and I am positive I am positive I was thero at the champagne. Lulu I like a saucy story' Hoi too risque, but ,i-' Celia How do you know; where to draw tho line? Lulu When I see tha men beginning to blush. Agnes Charlio and I would Tiave been married long ago but for our relations. Diana Indeed! hat aro your relation to each other? To Jlakc nn Easter Cake. Squeezo out all tho juice of a lemon and also of an orange into separate cups and set them aside. Tako four fresh eggs and sepa rntowbitesfromtheyolks. Measure two even cups full of powdered sugar, put them in tho mixing bowl with tho yolks of tho eggs, and beat until they look quite light.colored. Beat tho whites on a plate until stiff. Tako ono cup of new milk, ono cup o .butter, and beat into tho yolks until smooth, add the milk and one-half the whites of tho eggs. Then lastly put In three even cups full of thoroughly sifted flour, into which two oven teaspoons lull of Iiojnl baking powder are stirred. Lastly stir in thu juice of the lemon, bako in well-buttered jelly tins In a quick oven, being careful to put just the same amount into each tin. For a filling heat a teacup full ot new milk and work into it one spoonful ot corn starch and as much sugar as it will tako up. After the orange juice is added, add one-half of tho remainder of the whites of tho eggs. When it is like rich pasta spread between tha laj ers of tho cake. Use thu remainder of tho whites of tho eggs for an icing. To mako this, add to it, spoonful by spoonful, as mucu powdered sugar as It will take up.. Then . spread over tho top, nrter the cake has stood fifteen minutes to cool. This makesadeli- t IM 1- IUII II, IL. II,HIII 1 cole, delicious, and inexDensivo cake. ski& '