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THE EVENING POST, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 3888.
The Evening Post.
nio Not lluy
Tour Christmas supply o( Candles, Mlicd Nnts,
Rabins, Krult Caka, Florida Urnnce, Malaga
Orape, &c, until you have seen our ttook. Kino
eauules In K, 1, 2 nud 5-pound boxct. Flno
frchenndy. iro.,or7 pounds, 81. Ditto at 200.,
or 0 pounds. SI. Very finest candy, 10c. 5 pound
boxes, SI. 50. Pro It to appreelatn It. HxSli and
flno mlxod nuts, lBc, 7 iwunds, $1 . Now layer
lies, itOc. and He. per pound. Confectioners'
powdered sugar for liuino 11,0, Plecant tablo
nutter, splendid turkeys, dlcssed, on sulo Fri
day and Saturday. (iHc usyourordirsandgct
too best of goods at lowest prices
Jt. 1'. Mr.Tr.OEn,
117 Seventh stroot northwest,
rino Wlurt nnd I,liiior.
Chr. Xsndcr's, 000 Seventh street northwest.
Thomost complete Liquor Hnuso mid stock In
tho cltr. Vino Old Whiskies of I8(IS-'70. etc., a,
rpoclalty and alwnyr t n hand Direct Importa
tions of Fcncrheerd Bros, nnd M. .Mla's lino
t-herrlesandl'orls, Ayala .1 Co, Chateau d'Ay
Champajtues, Cruse JL Flls Krcroi Clarets.
Immense bargains to bo had at Hamburger's
I'Iro and Smoke Sale.
Itolldny Goods nn tho Instalment l'lnn,
John ltudden, the populnr Instalment mer
chant at ikjO and IM2 accntli street norlhwost,
his n full supply of furulture, stoves, clocks,
roes, willow warn, chairs and many other sub
Mnntlal articles th it would makoa Kcnslblo and
useful Christmas present. Ills cntlroaiormcnt
can bo bouxht at cash prices on tho Instalment
plnn, on easy weekly or monthly payments, to
Milt tho purchaser.
Come and cut one of our -17c HIack llalr
Tho holldnys art) fast anpronchlntr and thou
pands of people are now wonderlint wnero thoy
will buy tln-fr contcctloniry. Wo wouhl rrcmn
mend frank &hurple' Cnndv salesroom and
Manufactory, where von can And pure Cnndlas
ntpopulHr prices Ills Candy ostibl'shroent
Is ctnlrnlly located at 410 Sotcnth street
You can find most any kind of Xmas present
you want at Uulnnlp's.
ltoclmster for Ucht.
Chas. A. Jlnddliuau, Oai Fixtures for new
houses. ltocheleriind other lamps. 12UUFst.
On to It. A. noldrli'a
Fish Stalls, at Cenlro Market, for Cnnvass-baok
nud Itcd-bcad Duck. All binds of Clamo, Fresh
Klh. Kennebec Salmon, K-a .Sliders, Terrapins,
Lobsters, Oysters, Ac. Telephone 8 17-U.
IUt n yon ecn the great sliowof liolldaj goods
It Istliu licit.
Ask for It. Fchlltz' Milwaukee Lager Boer.
For sale by all lending houcs.
How about that Plhcr Hair Muff you can buy
for70o. at dulnnlp's!
For Washington Dressed llcef
go to John 11. Kcllv. stalls (US, O'JO and OHO
Centro Market and 20(1 nnd 203 Northern Lib
erty. C01 ued beef a special! y.
lUvn yon been lucky to scenro one of thoo
elegant Seal Plush Coat-that we soil forflO.-JOf
If not, como at onco to Gnlnnlp's.
"Alclornoy Dulry Wagons."
Fresh Aldcruey butter, churned every morn
Inland do IvereUluH ft "Ward" prints, -ifiu.
per lb. Also cottau-o cheee, buttermilk nud
sweet milk, Oo. per qt. Cream, 16c. per pt.
tCITY NEWS I'ARAOUAl'HS.
The Deutsche Oramatlsche GcselUchaft
met In the Sun building last night.
Tho Maryland llcpublican Association
adopted a new constitution last night.
Tho Six o'clock Club will dine to-night
and discuss whether an honest man can
cam a million dollars.
The Garfield Hospital Fair at Willard
Hall closed last night. Some 1,000, It Is es
timated, were cleartd.
Martha Jackson and William Jackson
walked In from Cabin John's bridge yester
day, to testify in the Criminal Court.
Tho South Washington Harrison and Mor
ton Club inct last night and decided not to
participate in tho Inauguration parade.
Mrs. Garfield has presented James A.
Garfield 1'ost of this city a copy of the "Grand
Army Memorial llccord."
David Tborapson'or Efar Emartbla, a
delegate of tho Creed Nation, died at ladl
Ohio avenue last night.
A number of members of tho Gridiron
Club left this morning for I'hlladelphla tp
meet Mr. Frank Thompson, who lnrltul ihcm
to meet tho Glover Club In tho Quaker 01tJ.
ueorge alts and James Latnoy, two
joung colored men, becanio involves .puny
difficulty on Eleventh street, near (j street,
jubi. cuuuay uigui. j.ainey was cut in IhQ
neck, but It Is claimed by the parties that thev
weie ouly "fooling."
An ulster and a pair of shoes wcro stolen
from Miss Ida WHbou of tho Globo Thiatre
last night and shortly afterward Detective
Horn ami l'rivalo Wtedon arrested a negro
named John Davis on tho charge of stealing
the articles. They v, ero recovered and DaUs
was locked up.
The Standard Gas Machlno and Portable
Gas-Lamp Company liavo chosen the following
ofllcers: President, General S. 8. Iltudett;
vice-president, Hon. 8. M. Stockslager; secre
tary, I). F. Crawabaw; treasurer, George E.
Mrs. George M. Oyster died suddenly last
night at her home, No. 'Jlli East Capitol
street. Mrs. Oyttcr has been 111 for sotno time,
nud Monday she suffered a slight stroko of
apoplexy, the was tho mother of George M.
Ojster, jr., and Captain J.,F. Ojstcr.
Department Commander Lincoln aud
staff visited Lincoln Post No. 3, ou tho occa
ston of the annual muster. About !!00 com
rades wtro present. Ileprcsoutatlves Cutch
con aud Peters wcro seated on the platform.
The department officers to-night .islt Meade
Tho Kellogg Opera Company presented
"Fau6t" at AlbaugU's last night with a flno
audleuco In attendance. Miss Kcllogg's Mar
guerite hos giown somewhat older, but her
voice Is still sweet and her faco Is still fair.
Mr. Labatt's J'mut Is rather heavy; Mr.
M ndn's .Venhiitouliila was strong in actlug;
MeUslingcr's SUM was pretty, and tho llowur
song was mcortd. Mr. Leo (Vnleutlno) has a
vnlcu of sjmpithettc sweetness. MUs Mjtr's
Martha was sung well. 'Ihcrc Were stroug
points and weak ones In tho opera, and tho
scenic cfficts aro lacking. To-night "lloni
To-ulght at S o'clock the Editors' and Au
thors' readlug 111 beglu'nut Masoulc lloll.
for tho lieuellt of thu Woman's Dlopensar), ami
11 lino itudlonco Is piomlbed. Ten mimitu
talks and readings will bo givtu by Hon. ri. 8.
Cox, Editor Svlvester. J.lbrmlan Hpoilord,
Kdltor Notts, iMltor Po, Mr. W. J. Lamp
ton (Jedgo Waxem), 1'iolt-wior Hornadi.y,
Poet Henry T. Stunton, mid Major "Undo
llirjus" Stofer Tbcrolll uUo be some line
nni.lc by a cnuli rjqnrtclto of merit.
Mr. 0. T. Atwiiod, bunluuss manager for
Aronson's fonile Opera Coiupjuy, with "Yeo
man ot tho Guard," at Albaugh's ucst week,
Is In town ruiiulng Ihe gamut.
Veterans In tlin Cltv.
A delegation of veterans in llio Interest of
stuirlng the pjiwago ol tho per dltm bill arq
In the city. They aro Generals Jolm II. lUb
bllt, Charles H. Carter, William 0, Ciow In
shields of MiiktJchusetts, W. H. Cllntoii aud
P. II. llurdon nf Now York. C. II, Johnson
aid .1. J I'nllmiu of New Jersey, C. T. Flt-
nain 01 uoniierllLUl, ,1 K. Colllus nnd W. 1).
Kurtli of Oulo and John C. Cartwilshlof Kan
sas. They passed to-day In tlsltlng the De
partments and seeing the city, 'lo-morrow
they will appear before Ihn Pension Ciiuimit
tits. Ou Hutiirday they will visit tho battle
flildsof Hull Itun.
tin Tiled III Ills Cluilr
Kobert Pcrtlvul llarliour died very suddenly
fiom heart dlseaso as bn bat at a table In bhoo-mukt-r's
saloon last evening. Tho Coroner
guvo permission for the irmoval of thu body
to bis brother-in-law's house, at 1810 I' stitct,
Mr. Hirbour was i-mplojod In the Hlxth Audi
tor's olllte, to which ho was appointed fium
IViinsylvauIa. Mr. Uarboui was rpulto well
known about tho city und was very popular.
Cnntltlml of I.urceny.
Ulthird Williams, colored, was found guilty
of larceny In tho Criminal Court to-duy. Ho
was licensed of stealing u houseful ot goods
and chattels belonging to William JacUou
while the latter and his wlfo were absent,
Nlenllni; Chickens by Wholesale.
Leo UrJscoc appeared In tho Pollco Court
this morning to answer to tho charge of steal
ing nineteen chickens from Mr. Wall, who re
sides lu tho county, Tho case was tent to tho
KXOIIANOING CllltTll'lOATES 10B 0
inn cknt. sr.cuitiTics.
Tlio Commissioners Opposed to the lim
it Would lm Unfair to Those Who Took
tlio n.11,1 Uonds Tliulr Views on the
Tlio Commissioners nro decidedly op
posed to'iho bill "to provide- tor the pay
ment of 8 per cent, greenback ccrtllleatcs
of tlio District of Columbia and for otlier
purposes," which was referred to tlicui
forthclrvluws ni to tho nd visibility of
Its Dassagu. T hey stato that 8.0 far as
they nro able to discern tho object of tho
bill is to obtain interest at tho rntu of U
tier cent, on certain certificates of tho
Hoard of Audit from their issuu In Juno,
18b0, which authorized their cxcluuico
for bonds bearing !5.(!5 per cent, interest.
'Ihusa certificates boro no lutcicH, but
when they tvnro cNchnuged for 0.G3
bonds, thu coupons fiom tho ditto of tho
ccriilloates were allowed to lcmiln on
tho bonds so Unit tho ccitiUeates brought
d.fti per cent interest.
This npjilirntluit for additional interest
is in.ulo ptesuuiubly ou tlio ground Unit
as these certificates during Unit period
represented a debt upon which no rato
of interest was fixed by tho law nuthorl
ins its creation, tho holders wcro there
foio cnlillcd to thu lt'LMl rale of U per
As other holders of theso certificates
Eromptly ccliaiigcil them for the 3.C5
onds upcciully provldt il for their re
demption, the effect of this bill, if
enacted, would be to discriminate, with
om qood reason, in favor of thoso who
neglected or refii'cd lo cxehaugu their
terlllicales, and to pay thorn for tho
period In question S.iio'pcr cunt, per au
nuni iutcrest more than was pnld to thoio
who promptly compiled with tho law.
STOLE MONEY FROM liETTIUW.
A Potlulllco Clerk nn Tilul Tor Dlshont-st
This morning tho caso cimo up of
Franklin Cook, alias Otis F. Hatnm, ar
retted in December, 1SS0, nnd charged
with having, in tho October previous,
while in tho employ of tho Government,
taken money fiom a letter addressed to
31. A. Danphiu out of the, mails.
Mr. Lipscomb said that thu Govern
ment would show that Ilamm, who was
employed at aborting tlio cltv mail
before it wont lo tho carriers, was seen
to take a letter to tho water-closet, tear
itopen and extract a one-dollar bill. Tho
eyes of tho inspectors weie upon him
and he confessed that ho was guilty as to
that and other letters.
James E, Bell of tho City Pnstofllco
stated that tho defendant passed tho
civil service examination under the namo
of Franklin Cook, and described Ills
duties. Tho letter shown him was re
ceived not earlier than 0 nor later thnn 7
o'clock p. ru. of October 0, 1880. This
was indicated by tho stamp on tlio letter.
Mr. Cook saw tlio arrest of Cook by Mr.
Troj'j Hull slid, "Please let mo go.
I'll go away and never come back heto
Thoro were present at tho titno Mr.
Smith Troy, Mr. Cook and Mr. Bell him
self. Cook took a ono-dollar note out of
his pocket and handed It to Mr. Smith,
saying: "I would havo dono it If I was
cettine fivo hundred dollars a month."
Directly nfterward Mr. Bell made a
memorandum on thu envelope, with his
initials and the number of thu dollar bill.
Cook confessed to having taken two let
ters the night pmvloua,tinil said lie might
have taken another. There hud been
much complaint about mlslug letters ad
Uftb&d to M. A. Dauphin.
Tho paper appointing him was signed
Jb. Qlry Postmaster Frank 1). Conger and
Assistant Postmaster Sherwood,
On cioss-examlnation, Mr. YV. A.
Cook, who, with YV. J. Miller, lcnro
bcnlod tho prisoner, questioned Mr. 15ull
verv closely as to tho authority under
wuicu 1110 (leicnuniu was appnintcil,
and under which hu was assigned by Mr.
Bell to general duties. There were about
four people besides Mr. Cook employed
at thu duties of btamping.
To CIrar .lollies und .Simps.
From tht .Xcw York Graphic.
The success of Jellies depends greatly on
their clearness, and to secure this an exper
ienced cook advises the following process,
also applicable to soups; When tho jelly or
soup Is made and the fat all removed, put
Into a very clean sauce-pan, with tho whites
(lightly whipped to n fioth) and shells of two
or threo eggs foran ordinary quantity of soup,
jelly, tic., (two whites and shells for tho first
quart and a-half and ono for each succeeding
quart is u fair average) and bring it all well
to the boll, whlsMng It all the tlmo to prevent
Its biirulug; then pour it through n napkin (If
for soup) or a Jelly bag (for jelly) previously
wrung out of stuldlng uattr. If not sufllelcutly
clear rinse tho uanl.ln or bag and uiti the suup
or jelly through It again. Thehagshould be
absolutely (not relatively, as it often Is; clean,
and should bo hot from hating boiling water
run through It, or from being rung out of
scalding water, and last, but not least, neither
soup nor jelly should bo handled whllo being
run through the big, as uny pressure will
muddy It Irretrievably.
Mr. Corry, a well-l.nowu rosldent of Mont
poller, VI., wen ouougli moucy by betting ou
Harrison's election to warrant his Inviting
l,:J0O of his friends, Including the entile State
Unmatched gloves are creeping Into wider
fashion lu Paris. For example, for second
mourning a black and a tiatc-rolored glove
nro woru. At tbo opera tho same situation Is
indicated by a crois match ot black and white.
'the French mint will soon replace the cop
i)o: sous with nickels. Singularly enough the
,aud lOeentliui) pieces will be perforated In
the center utter the manner of Chinese coin.
This enables them to bo strung ami counted
or handled with gieat case,
Fifteen thousand students engaged In tho
lato annual e'ouipclltlte examinations lu
Chluu. 'I ho enclleincntwas so great that u
number of contestants weoteruzi
TO. Powder neurvarle,. A marvel of purity
jirtngihHiui wlioleMmienwii. .Moru economic.!
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MOYAL UAKIKU 1'OWDEIt CO..
loo Uull.treet, Now York.
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WHY TIIBY ALbliAUGHED.
A Itemarknblo Scene In tlio Supremo
Special to tht Valtlmort Amtrlcan.
Wabuinqtos, D. C, Dec. 10 Sena,
tors and Heprcscntatlvcs coming through
tho main corridor of tho Capitol past tho
sacred shrino where alt tho honornblcs
tho justices of tho Supremo Court of tho
United States, wore amazed to-day to
hear peal after peal of upronlous mirth
and merriment issuing from tho room.
Tlioy entered nnd attended probably
the most remarkable scene over witnessed
in that room, for they saw tUcnluu lights
of wisdom leaning back in their solemn
oaken chairs in a very abandon of
John Wise, tho Virginia lawyer, was
nddicssing tlio court. It seems that some
clever person had patented a devlco for
strengthening the seams and, crotch of
men's drawers. (Mr. Wisu and tho
other lawyers used this unblushing Ian.
guago in tho Supremo Conrt.withoutnuy
nttempt at euphemism; therefore othors
may repeat It In all modesty). Tho patent
consists really of what might bo called a
"lay-over." It Is a very simple Idea and
exceedingly practical. Mr. Wiso's client
was charged with infringing tho pateut.
Tlio plalutllT'H counsel submitted a pair
of ablo-bodled drawers thus reinforced to
tho stern Justices, and they examined tho
familiar garment w ith a keen and tech
nical interest. Tlio nblo counsel showed
tho great valuo of llio patent, and con
tended that through It ''ono pair was as
good as two pairs," and lm discussed
letrncdly tho impossibility of tiny splits
in such drawers.
Mr. Wisa made a solemn bow to tho
honorablcs, and then devoted himself to
tho pair of drawers. Ho argued that it
was totally against thu lawn of uaturo.
Tho pateut proposed to patch drawers
befotu they wero torn, while tho logic
of events was never to patch drawers
uuui iiiey ttvnj lorn, i.111 pnicui line 11111
should over havo been grantod. From
time immemorial, hu said, with a lino
btust of eloquence, it had been tlio proud
prerogative of wives, motheis and sisters
to paicii the drawers ot tueir own Hus
bands, sons aud brothers, and yet this
patent struck boldly nt one of the sacred
privileges of tho domestic hearth.
llolcrrlug to tho claim that ono pair
was as good as two pair, Mr. Wiso claims
boldly and "without fear of successful
contradiction, that In tho one game of
"draw," that ho had learned that "ono
pair" could not possibly bo as good as
"two pairs," and that fn another gamo
"splits" wcro always in favor of tho
dealer; but in the rcinmkablu case here
presented, tlio rcverso was true, and tho
splits wcro against tho dealer.
Associate Justlcu Lamar was tho first to
fully understand Mr. Wise's clover allu
sion to tho gatnos of "draW poker" aud
"faro." Ho smiled at first, thou
laughed. Turning to interprut Mr.
Wise's remark to his associates, ho
found that they knew all about the two
games and weie enjoying tho parallels
its much as he. As Mr. Wise proceeded,
tlio solemn judges laughed loud and
long, and at last they yielded inconti
nently to tho droll humor of the situa
tion. Senator Edmunds, entering tho
court-room, was struck dumb nt fceclng
learned counsel waving a pair of drawers
before tho Court, whllo the portly, whito
haired justices were shaking with laugh
ter. It was a remarkable sccno. De
cision in thu caso was reserved.
A BAY STATE SAMSON'-
Ho ltends ltlg Crowbars, l'lills Up Youns
Trees ami Purfuruis Other Jb'euts,
fiom the lloston Glotit.
Tlierois a broad-sltouldorcd,dark-coni-plexloned
man in Chelsea, who, it is
claimed, Is tho strongest man in tho
county, if not in tho State. Ho has been
a physical giant sinco boyhood. When
a mere youth ho used to arauso himself
byjjifting a barrel of flour, putting it on
ins shoulder and carrying it nrcund tho
block. Later ho would shoulder a barrel
ot sugar nnd carry It up two flights of
stairs and bring it down again, just for
Whon he wa3 21 years of ago ho cele
brated his coming of ago by lifting a set
of (tuarry cart-wheels, including axlo
and polo, and lugging the whole lot,
weighing 1,100 pounds, a, quarter of a
mile. After that his foato of strength
wero numerous. Ho held two men,
weighing 160 pounds each, at arm's
length, holding ono on each hand.
Bending big crowbars and pulling up
young sapling trees six inches through
by tho roots were oidinary pastimes lor
this young Samson.
Tho crowning feat of his life liapponed
a few years ugo, when ho was a cut neu
ter and worked on a new block then
building in Chelsea. Tho workmen had
been trying to hoist 11 big iron girder
into its placo on tlio second story. Tho
girder had fcquaro edgt-a and weighed
1,800 pounds. Tho rope's which had
been placed around it wcro cut in two
by tho sharp.cdges as soon as tho tackle
was hauled taut. Finally, n desperation,
tho foreman sent for a chain. "While
Iho man was gone Mr, Houston shoul
dered tho girder aud took it up tho ladder
and placed it in position.
"It hurt my shoulders some," said he,
when telling of his pmformauco, "but
outside of Unit I felt no iuconvouiouco. I
havo never lifted in harness and do not
know how much I rould tukc up, but I
havo nn idea that 1 rould lift aa much as
Dr. Winship ever did if I Hied. I am a
woiklngmnn and havo no tlino for such
fooling." His muscles aru as hard as
knots, nnd ho looks tlio'plcluro of muni v
bttength und muscular perfection.
()Y.vrEIt.-On Wednesday, JJeccmber 111,
ISba, at liriiipeloop. m JlosaA., beloved
wlfoofd nrc W Orstcr.
Funtrul frmn her lato rehldeuco. 21U East
t'urltol strict, Hatiudav, December 'J'Ji ntli.tlO
H. in.! then ptocend to St. I'etet's Church, wln-re
'.'..'IJ'Jy'" nmHH wl" uo "alu- J"tment ui ous
j I'm Ait 11:3 -MOB mm: r.Touiuy&.
hEAION Willi! v,
tuccflsoi to Perry X Ilro.)
CAM. "SI'KCIAI. ATTUNTJOU" TO IMS NEW
VlOCKOl "ViVlXnitS IN VAMiYdOOlW
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CAKII CAM'.S AMI SATCHELS. """
NEW 1'f.USII 'IOII.CT BIJTH.
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NI,V BHVVINfl CASUS.
,.,.. , NEW WIIH Nl. SETS.
NOVKI.TIEB IN I1ISASS TIIKItMOMElVEllS
AND I'llOTOHliAI'll MOLIJUHS.
i'.XSKU158 1N SJIOKINU ijliTS AND ASH ICE-
"'MJJLJJl1 ANOMAIUU VAUINA CO
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JAl'ANESK 6II.K IIANllKEHCIHEt'.S AT
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NOVJ5I.TIM IN E.NOHISIlSII.K.ML'Fn.EnH
NEW INITIAL Il.tNDKEItrillEIM roll MEN,
WOMEN AND ClllLDIjEN, AT LOWEST
IMMENSE SIWK 01' 1'I.AIN AND I'ANOY
ALL-LINEN HANUKI.IIUIIEF roil MEN.
WOMEN AEDCIIILllftEN, 11ANOIKG 1'JtOM
NEl HILlT I103IEI1V, THEFOUMK KID
M W MLK UMHIIELMB IN (IIIEAT VAUIKTY
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1 NEW EVEN'INO SILKS. (JAU.F.S i fjIlliPl'K
' rfTI'LAIN I lMOliltKa f AND &'tIti;CT ! lOES.
j i'vy Ilulldlnir. l;oiinylviilii avenue, oomor ot
I Ninth atteot. istablllid 1810.
"I A3I A i'lKATK KINO."
Tlint Is What Henry Wnllerson Hold nt i
I'nkur I'nrty, nnd Ho tVils llolleteil.
Llko nil thoroughbred Kentucklans,
tho editor of the Courier-Journal, Henry
Wnttcrson, is a great poker player. Ono
evening some years ago ho was in New
York city and wont 10 seo tho Hist Amer
ican production of Gilbert and Sullivan's
opera, "The Pimtcsof Penzance," Do
ing an ndmher of pretty women nnd
pretty tntislcdhepcrforninuco caught him,
and hn was especially taken with thu
song, "I Am a Pirate King." Ho hummed
the nlr between tho acta and between
cloves until ho had It down "pat." It
was oil his lips when ho left tho thcatro
nfter tlio performance, and tho melody
welled up from his bio.ul chest whon ho
dropped into n woll-known resort aud on
countered a number of professional
Thoro wero NCd Harrlgan, Nat. Good
win, Ned Thorno and other choice spirits,
nnd to them Mr. Wattcrson lauded tho
new opera and chastd snatches of tho
"Pnato King" through his puckered
lips. Soon 11 modest gamo was Bttggest-'
cd, nnd tlio custodian of tho star-eyed
goddess of icform willingly consented
to tako a hand. Luck was not with him
nt tho start, and tho black In front of
him dwindled perceptibly. Ho warbled
his favorito soug, hut tho melody brought
no substantial solace, Then ho began to
relate reminiscence's of tho times whon
"ho was with Orarjl.'' Meanwhile, Billy
Barry had dropped in ns an on looker,
nnd when Watfernor, whom ho did not
know, mentioned lilt intlmato acquaint
ance with the old hdro, Billy stepped on
Ned Hiurig.in's foct, and in a stago
"Who's his slobs'( ' Ho was Informed
that "his slobs" was all right, and then
he appeared satisfied. Pretty soon there
was a jackpot. The editor picked up his
hand, slid the squeC.ers past his good
eyo and began to softlv whisllo tho
"Pirate King." IVcd aiid Nat investi
gated nnd stayed In, Thorno dropped
out. Touy Il.11 1, who wns dealing, re
mained in with tlio others. Nut. bet $10
and llarrlzan saw him. Then Mr. Wat-
tcrson passed his catds In reviow before
his valuable) optic, musically declared
himself a pirate kin;, and shoved up 11
$'20 stack. Tonv Hirt gacd at him
scarchlngly over his hand, saw tho $20
and held his breath. Nat, aud Harrlgan
passed out, whllo 111 ly Barry shifted to
tho other foot nnd bjgan to tako a deep
nterest in the fun.
Wnttcrson carcfull "skttn" his cards
again and called for "ono paper." Hart
breathed a sigh of rdief and wanted two
cauls. It was tho la.ter's bet, and ho felt
his way carefully wiih "ono seed." Tho
man with the mclod- and tho uncertain
vision hoisted him a blue stack. Tony
elevated him back Then tho editor
again used his good eyo as a reviewing
stand, and tho live cards passed by in
slnglo file. Again the air which had
charmed the LouUvlllo editor floated
upon tho ntmosphiic, and ho shunted
two blue stacks to tlio lcoward of tho
rako off aperture.
Tony looked at bin aghast, and simply
called, throwing upon tlio table, faco up
ward, threo largo aces and two lives.
Wattcrson adotnedtao green balzo with
four stalwart jaeksr and softly hummed
"I Am a Firato King." As Tony wit
nessed his appropriation of tlio pot, ho
"I'm if I don't thing you aro," and
Billy Barry tiptoed bftly out of tho room.
1 ... - . 1-
SOMETHIXO ALOUT KISSING.
Ilverythlng Goes to I'rnvo That It Uogun
With tlio l'lisl Courtship.
Fiom thtXouton Standard.
" 'Tis certain," v, rites Steel of kissing,
"that Nature was its author and that it
began with tho flist courtship." Trac
ing its history backwatd into tho bygono
centuries, tlieto is abundant ovidenco to
pi ovo that it is of all acts, as unfycisul
as It is ancient, having been associated
in most conn tiles ttlth various ceremon
ial rites and ettstcins. Thus, in eatly
times, tho net 45 kUaiit'g was regntded as
a sign of homago or respect, nud in
Homer, Pi lam is represented kissing
thu hands of Acullus when supplicating
for tho body of Hector.
Alluding to tho nractico in tho old
llomau days, Disrajll, in his "Curiosities
of Llteratuio," rouurks how "tho great
respect paid to tin ttlbunes, consuls or
dictors obliged individuals to live with
them in a moro cistant and respectful
manner; and, histoid of cinbtacing them
ns thoy did forunrly, they considered
themselves ns fortunate if allowed to kiss
their hands. Undtr tho Emperors kiss
ing hands becamo fn essential duty, oven
for tho great thunselvcs." Like most
social customs, wufind this one, under a
variety of forms; prevailing in oilier
countries, survivals of which remain at
the present day. fomo idea of the uni
versality of tho prtctiee may bo gathered
fiom thu fact that in the llteratuio of tlio
past It Is constantly spoken of ns an
ordinary occurrence o'f dally life.
Thus, when Cavendish, tho well
known blogiaphcrof Caidlnnl Wolsley,
happened tp visit a Fi click nobleman at
ids chateau, thu lady, on cnteilng tho
lonm withhor train of attendant maidens,
addtessed him wi',h the.su wouls: "For
as much nsyu bo nn Englishman, who&o
custom it is in your country to kiss all
ladies and gentlowomon without offense,
and nlthougu it is not so in this icalm.
yet will I be bo bold as to hiss you, mm
so shall all my maidens." By means
wlieieof, ho adds: "I kissed mv lady
and all her maidens." As might be ex
pected, the custom did not llud favor In
tho eyes of tlio conscientious moralists of
thu time, many of thom denounced tho
fashion iu no unmeasured terms.
mm SAiMmnn n
ujuuuj uiiuuii J.UI1 i.
Closing-out Sale of Winter Goods.
Marked-down Prices of Oress Goods,
Owini: to tlio untuiiil amount Of w.um
we.iil-r. wo flint otimdus with u larjur etook
or Winter Ureas Oix.di und Silks than no
c.irc toliuvorttit.Lii'eafiin. In order toriduco
tliuKtuuk, wutiuvoiniMliidt'il tiiofTir cut prluus
on thu fol'iiv.lnt! dad.-uMu fiodu
J'lonch Urou'lulutlii to need fuun 31."o to 81.
All wool liiriiili.rinnnul'i, iinet iiu.illty, io
ducud froinft'Vc loflSu
I'liincli Urc Uoodi leduucd fiom 51.511 to
I'rune'hUifi'iOoodmduuiid from S1.M5 to SI.
inest l.oodrt loducpd Ifi.in 7"io to II ly-ii.
All-wool llonrluttiidiit r.Uu.
Uitlit bliiil.lh.Ulin ri'dtiowl flnm ft In Olio.
Finest I'lstireU Satim reduoid Iroiu 1.25
LwnlnK Oiiucs nnd Wilt Notts ut tlio follow
Iii2iirli: .fl hllk Crniioj rivluccil frmnTAo tndllo.
All-bilk tt ruiiie-mlfioni S'J toSI.SD.
(.uuz'.'JiediiU'jil liotnSl tin to SI.
strliKKl l'oint d'lhiiniH imluecil to 7So.
siin.irlor f!illlybiii 1I1 Mks, uil eolorn. 7.1o.
4'uliruinlii IIIuukvIh ri-iluct'd finmiliitoSU,
( ullfmtilii IllHiikft" i.ilniiud froinSU tu 8h.
( ullfiuniii lll.iuknii(iiuml fiom ill In -17.
(jnut ljjr;tiln In Ului'k I'ulllo, l'llinuuli and
(ii'oH en alu nllkd.
Tlio lit nlu lu Dliiuk fillkii ever nfter!.
To tlio jiriidint liiiyer ililnlturaru oiipurtuulty
to Ml docldud linrfliina
lio. il luiiiiin Tumu ( jioh ut low prlcot.
W. M. SirVSTlili & SONS,
Ulfi I'uiiiisjliiuilit Aetiue'.
(blicevsaor to lleniy l.pu'n hoiis),
tlJ'J I'HNN AVKNUU N. W.,
llraurli ofllco, dUS Win ) land iiii.iv,
UluTuuu, uvn. n. w,botwot.n Ud uud lhjU.
A MODI'.li HOTEL.
Such n Ono In tho Fitinnu Depot Itntol
ut Huron, Dult,
A modol hotel Is tho Depot Hotel at
Huron. Dak., wheio Jlr. nud Sirs. F. II.
Kent keep tho house In such a way as lo
mnko their guests feol control tnblo nud at
homo, especially on Sundays.
Sabbath morning each guest receives
a sealed cnvolopo, with his or her namo
on it, containing a prlntod invitation to
attend church. Theso Invitations aro
not printed theilrst day of Janurniv for
tho entire year, but aio perpaied e.teli
week for tlio following Sabbath, giving
the order of servlco for that particular
day. In caso a guest's trausuiii Is
closed so tho liivltnttou can not bo
thrown into the room, il is bunded to
him ns ho passes Into tho dinning room.
No ono Is omitted. Now arrivals during
the day aro all noted nnd looked after.
When church tlmo comes thoso trtiests
who accept their invitation asspinulo In
tho parlor, where Mrs. Kent receives tlio
Indies ami 3Ir. Ken', thu gentlemen, and
thoy proceed In a body to the chinch.
Threo bents arcieserveil for this pait of
1110 coiigrcgruiion, nun tno usuer mtmtts
nono to these pows till Jlr. nud 3Irn.
Kent nnd party arc scaled.
Imagine tho plcasuio of going Into
church heading a party of twenty or
thirty, most or whom would firobably
havo spent n dreary, day at tho
hotel except for such a tlunigntful land
lord. At night tlio eloik meets tho Indies and
gentlemen In the parlor and escorts
them to chinch with a lantern,
It Is not strango tlint a depot hotel,
usually such nn uninviting place, is hero
mailo so uttraetivo to travelers that It has
taken much of tho p.itronago" fonnerlv
given to tlioe utoic favorably situated."
Let otlier Iiinilloids fall In line mid
Imitato such a noble example, l!v mak
ing guests feel that tlicyajo really v, ell
cuied for you nro lllllugyyur pockets
with shining dollars.
Tli Awful Hxperlcmn of il Nlro Youns
.Mini In n Ciiuiullun City
To a hotel 'in a neighboring city,
says tho Toronto, Globe, thoro caino a
youth, beautiful ns to hit faco, and his
overcoat was shorter than his tindeicoat,
which showed him to ho ofgcntlo breed
ing. Ho ndressed tho hotel clerk Impcr
iously, tellinjj him that ho must forth
with summon tlio chief of pollco into his
presence .Tho chief of polieo was lu bed,
hut he rose nt the call of duly and hur
ried down to tlio hotel. IIo was inhei cd
into thu room allotted to the youth, who
greeted him haughtily, but not unkindly,
nnd pormittcd him to seat himself. Then
ho told him, between tho pun's of a
ciparetto, that soino street loughs had
spoken to him rudely. "Am I to under
stand," ho said severely, "that a gcntlo
man can not walk on your sheets with
out being insulted?''
As lie paused for a lcply ho noticed a
chango coming over tlio fuco of tho chief
His uostiils dilated, his eyes opened wldo,
nnd there wns a wicked light in them.
AVhon ho was ablo to speak lie said:
"You mean thing, do you mean to say
vott got mo out of bed to toll mo tlint?
Why, I'll kill you," and ho laid a mighty
hand on each shoulder of tho unfortunate
youth, shook lilin, raised him from tho
floor, and brought him down ngain, and
when ho had been "distilled almost to n
jelly with tho net of fear" ho slammed
tho door, nnd tho youth heard with
roliof his heavy footsteps on tho hotel
stairs. Tlio young man believes lo this
hour that tho pollco In that city aro in
lcaguo with tlio roughs.
ChllbkliiR nro cured by Salvation Oil, thu
wonderful llulincnt. l'rlco -") co-its a bottle.
No one uvcr regretfully Imcsteil t!5 cents lu
t. uome oi wr. null's uoucn s run.
Open Evenings Till 9.
Our immense store enables
you to shop with ease, com
fort and profit.
You miss .the crowd by
coming before 1 1 a. m. and
alter 5 p. m.
Seven delivery wagons
you will be sure of getting
your goods delivered prompt-
If in doubt as to what to
give try a tour ol inspection
through the store. a sure
You li lyo hue'ii uao I to fliitllux linrgalm
In Hunixticiilcniuoio over tlnco wo bu
g.iu business, but sou will llndlliii dcit
est of all great h.iriMliis now. Tliuy nro
licro-Bpieiul out, to u to make, sour
lm) !nc rusy. rnmfortub'n und w tlslnu
tiny. Wo liitvuii'l tho up ion to uu;no
until twciillvtli idiil of tlio biruliiH.
Y u alio ilv'tnowho liiuo t'lO lm ji t
uml rinmt atiu'k of lliimlkeroldefH In tho
I It y Tho crowd - tho miles tell us that.
TliOBl'vernpiithN best efforts In Ihn ill
Ketlon of orlglniUII). iieiilus nnd tl.lll
hnvobeeii ru hid Into iintluii to bi'iuillfy
tho luitulloa of our Ulnhlellus. No tilft
i iniiio iixi'hi, iip.iniprliito or nioio jtfii
mill)' uppn uliilwl 1 bun an iiinbimln, and
W11 1 nve nci !iefoionliowiuilokmlf
111 Iuumi or Milr.uitU'n un the prmeiil ono.
NN 0 nutlelluUi qo trolih u lu iiloiultn; oil
ut 1 into, lr jim iiru lu Hiirehuf .111 inn.
. lit c II ti
tl'lrm lluorj iOlS'f t door )
bTUtl.lMI HII.VIHl VANOY AftriCl.llS.
Wo h:iu Huriiroil nn olexdnt Iluu of
Bcnulno Sterling bllvcr 1'niioy ,itlclo,
oiiiremdyfort'lirlttraait rremouts. whlvh
onbiiioBt sterling 'Slur CSimbi, Hulr
llrualiLH. Clothcn ISriulioD, Hut llnulio,
lliind Mirrors, l'liiivfiitn. Told t (Inttlin,
II lor liultldH, I'nw itur lloxu , 1'lllt Jlnxoi,
Mu I'lirou Mud riliw, Null IMIIilioii,
CiiniUestii ki. Odor Citft's, Ink Well, otc.
A hneulnlir Ko'fl miIiiii U tho net of
Cmnli. llluii, Hull- llniiii uudclotliuti
Hi null liimntuliut D'Jur.il.
(I'lnt llooi! lour)
llWC-A-llltAO IN "OilDICK LOTS."
havo nudft IIItlo'oHfrliiBH df Drlo a
Uriio by plui'liiu them lu lota, nmrkod at
a low iMpulur piloo for the eliolun. Wo
liaaiuttei(d Ilium moe tho atoru to
lumfutoreierowdlne uiiiny one ixilnt.
'Ihu loin of l.rli'-n llrau mu tlukutad,
"lhnl"ool Dili lol.'Jni I linli'uiif this
lot. .",()( of thUlot, 7fto." Aim ih- hit
ut i.iindoon Vim tiilnk 01 lu iirhjj
)ou imt In pii und inko In ull v.o linto
lit tint piliu ut IV IllltllUtl,
WOODWARD & LOTHROP,
(Junior lttli mill I' MiiwIh N v
'PEERLESS DVES &S.WJ5ES
EVERYTHING IN STOCK REDUCED
yTIL JANUARY 1.
Special Prices on Each Lot
Some Lines Reduced over 25 per cent.
Some 20 per cent., Some 15 percent.
That our stock is almost to a garment New this Season, and
are the Latest New York Styles.
B. B. BHRNUM St CO
931 Pennsylvania Avenue.
THE LARGEST AND FINEST STOCK
CHRISTMAS - GROCERIES,
WINES AND LIQUORS
1417 New York Ave. and I I 22 Conn. Ave.
A good thing when you see
it? If so, take a glance below
and see what we are doing
with Ladies', Misses' and Chil
dren's And other miscellaneous
goods that arc now in demand
and everyone is buying. An
accurate amount of each lot
will give an idea that there
are plenty for all.
laciilldrou's fatrlK Nuwmarkots, 2 nndl
veins. SI. H). Itomomber, theso sizes ou can
huv nt thut price.
U7 Chlhi run's Stilpo NowmaikLta, 0 nnd 8
yo.ira, 81.70. Iloincmbur, theso bi.oi you can
buy at thutpilco.
Ill Clilldrun'H All-wool Vnnov Plaid Havo
locks, cd'ui trlinmud with ustruchnii: ihrcodlt
fcientitUciilpft, 1. (land 8 ycurj, S3. 10. Tho
prlco of this nip wnn SO.DO.
lilLullui' llluuk IhTlln Twill Vliltoi. ntrn.
chau trltnmod, 3'J.7ll llilnnrap wuh31.1I).
lUl.iulloO llluk Dhiisoiiiil Iliihshiii Circular.-!,
-tliuh rur tilinmlnj;, SU. 111. Tho foi mer prlco
wns J5. Ill,
10 UidloV llla"k nnd Urn-.vn Uenvcr Now
murkotii, mriuntod all wool, nomu plain and
othurj trimmed with bc.iir, 31.00. Tho for
mer prlco win $7.00.
7 Ludlcs' Bcul-hrowii flush Macqiiot, rmlltod
Sllllu llnlnjT, S100I). 'Iho IiiIko wasSHOO.
HLndlrx' AU-wuql rnncy stvipo Modjosknn,
hell hIvovoi. id 00. Tho turner prlco i&i
7 l.udlm Flno Sen! I'ltnh Mmljixkni", roal soil
ouiamonts und tubs, Unosullii lluliu, Sll.Ut),
Thu rloo (Mm 2J1.HO.
," I, ullci" I'lno ticil I'liKll 'llolji.aka, real pent
iiruanicuH hondon-djid pluili satin lluln:,
SKI 00. Tho prko wan S'JJi.OO
17 I mile' All-wool 1'uucy NoAmarkots, hhort
t alio mid lii-llu s!uJo;, very nohby, 3U,Hi;tho
prlto was fSI,o
'Jrt I.adhM' Fancy All-wool Jackets, 3l!.l)i)j tin
jirloo win Jll OH.
11 I.uJIim' .Ml wool I'lno Corkscicw Tallin
niadeJiickrtH, SI.'JI: tho prlco wan $r.lil.
Tli'n Incur klauchlvr lu wraps aud wo hopo
jimuro Intel eitoil In mir aacillliiu.
;ioo mack iiuniiiii iiiuo xiuirs, :r,i
r,()hlur Fox Hutlu-lliit.nl MuITk, Sl.l'l
.Ml Mnnkoy .MHlfn, Satin lined, .,Ull.
VIKI2II Incli (fold ttpCilurlii, )''-.
170 'Jtl Inoh (hild-llp (Umlu, 4l.lt).
7 dozen bnijrna m.i . tlllo
ItiSmjrun nuts, .r liy CO, SI 00,
Holland Window hhadca, nil luinnltftc, 'J.lo.
riulu (iia(UoHlu.ilu. lii'ht iprliiciollvni. Illo
Nil tl lloor Olltlolh, ono laid ulilu, uou.:
IWyinl" wldi-.iioi j'Jyardn whlf, too.
hulrOiloliilli.UOdlfltivia luttun-i, Ufo,
I'illili lint) pill III 11111111 UIILIOlll. J. -C
"i(l )iu-dllllloft of tlioao ill Iluu UURluih
Mody lliiHii.ll boidnlnir, &!lc.
These goods are just the
thing with vhich to renovate
your old carpels aud make
them look like new.
Our display of Holiday
Presents is attractive, not
alone for the selection, but for
the price attached to each and
1241 & 1243 I Ith St. S. C.
Opou utuiy uli'lit duilii.- Dcoumbor until t)
Tho Winuiog Typ3writer--TIIE REMBTftTOX
BO YOU KIOI
MARK - DOWN SALE !
Toronto Spood Contest.
(liitcriiutlouut for AVortil'n liiuu.
Buslnass corrospondonco nnd lejal to5tl
rnony: OOIiU Jtl'.DAt., DS.T word per mlnuto.
SILVElt JtUDAL, 03.11 word? ppr mlnuto
,.R holiday Gift
Wyckofff Seamans & Benedict
Cor. 8th and F Sts. N. W.
The quickest way to
find out the kind of
OVERCOAT you think
you want is to come
right in here and toss
over our stock. It's
perfect. You can do
as well' as if you had
come in October; and
the more stress a gen
tleman lays on his no
tions of essentials, in a
fine Overcoat the bet
ter. We like the pleas
ure of pleasing partic
319 7th St,, S, L Corner 0 St