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THE EVENING POST. SATURDAY, DECEMBER
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SPECIAL LiTEO MARK-DOWN SALE ! ,
The Evening Post.
Holldny floods nil ttio IiMtnlmnut Plan.
John ltwldcn. tho popular Instalment mcr
chant nt unu uiul D.I2 seven tli street northwnst,
hui full supply of furniture, stovi-s.clocki,
rugs, willow ware, chairs and mnny other sub
stantial iivtlelos that would lnakoii scnMhlo and
useful Christmas prewtit Ills entire aorment
can bo bomtht nt cam priecion tho Instalment
plan, on eay weekly or monthly payments to
tult tho purchiucr.
All Tilings llrli;lil and llriiutlful.
All tho New I
iLU'muTEu iltrr Hook,
At CiurMAV A, Taylor',
1115 Pn. Atu.
Hnngliton A Co,' Holiday flood.
TMreproscntntlvo furniture, carpot and tip
bolster)- ctablihment, centrally located, ut
1218 und 1220 F street northwest, oro offering
ten lhouand dollars' worth of elegant and
nobby articles, suitable for Chrltnins present,
at gKclnl price for spot cash during this
month. Ladles will please visit their now and
capacious atom and examine tliclr su
perb line of elegant wares, nnd
you will And their prices aro tho lowct
ever offered In Washington for tho snma class
of deslrnblo poods, which nro so well adapted
for holiday gifts.
HouaiiTos A Co.
T)o Not liny
Tour Christmas supply of Candles, Mixed Nuts,
llalslnt. Fruit Cake. Florida Ornngos, Malaga
Grapes, Ac, until you have scon our stock, l'lno
ranoles In H, 1, 2 and fi-nound boxes. lino
fresh candy, inc., or 7 pounds, SI. Ditto nt -'Do.,
orf pound. SI. Verytlnostt'andy,dOo..ri pound
boxes, 81, SO. Sec It to upprcclatn It. hrcMi and
tine mixed nuts, 15c., 7 iwund, St. New layer
fig, 20o. and 10. vr pound. Confectioners'
pnwdeicd sugar for home use, elegant tablo
butler, splendid turkeys, dressed, mi salo Fri
day and batm-day. (lire us your order oad net
tho best of Koods nt lowest prices.
51. 1. MKTznr.it,
117 Seventh streetnortliwcst.
Immense bargains to be had at Hamburger's
1'lro and Smoke Salr.
The bolldajs aro fast aDproaehlng and thou
sands of people tiro now wondering where they
will buy their confccfoucry. Wo would recom
mend Frank hharpless' Candv Salesroom and
Manufactory, where vim enn tlnd puro Candles
at popular orlces Ills Candy ostabl'shment
Is centrally located at -111) Sovcuth street
Tou can find most nnyklnd of Xmas present
jou want at uulnnlp's.
Iloclioster for Llchr.
Chas, A. Muildlman, (las Fixtures for now
house. Hoeheator mid other lamps. 1200 Fst.
I'lno Wines anil Liquor.
Chr. Xander's. H0! Heenth street northwest.
The most completo Liquor Ilnuso nnd slock In
rinovjiu ttiiisiuustu imn'
(i. etc.. a
v and alwavst hand. Direct, Imnorta-
f Fciierheerd tiros., mid M. Mlsa'sflno
and alwayst hand,
tions of Fciierheerd tiros., h
Sherries and Torts, Ayala Co., Chateau d'Ay
Chami-agiies, Cruso A Fits Freres Claret.
IIavk you seen tho greatshowofholldaygoods
Ask for It. Schllt7.' Milwaukee Lager Deer.
For sale by all leading houses.
How about that silver Hair Muff you can buy
for 70i. at G'ulunlp'sr
For YViisltlhRton Dressed Hecf
ro to John It. Kellr. stalls (US, 021) uiul 0,10
Ccctie Market and 200 and 203 Northern Lib
erty. Coined beef a sped ilty.
llivr vou been ltickv to secure one of thoo
cles.intSe.il I'lusli Cnut' that wo soil forSlU.-10!
If not, come at onco to Gnlnnlp'.
"Aldernoy Dulr "Wagons."
Fresh Aldcrney butter, uhurncd ecry morn
Inland do lernl In Vi V "Ward" prints, B0.
per lb. Mso cottage clieee, buttermilk uud
swcit milk, Ou. por qt. Cream, 15c, per pt.
.Iii't received filty barrels l'hiladelphla futioy
Turlioys; will pleaso anyone. Call and examine
II. A. OOLUEN'S,
l'lsh fetalis, Center Market.
ALiut'flii'B "rr.oMDN op Tne tiOAitti."
Next week tho lovers of Gilbert and Sulli
van' operas will havo a Christinas treat nt
Albausli' In "Tho Yeomen of the Guard." by
Aronson's Comic Opera Company from the
New York Calno. This Is a now opera ntt
has been talked about so much that everybody
Is anxious to hear it. It I rather more nm
hitti us than tho usual 0. ,v. 9. work, but It Is
briulit and funny and the airs are "catchy "
Among those In tho cast aro Jlnrk bmlth,
Churlcs F. Ijane, Kills Uysu, James T. IVurs.
Ch tries .1. Campbell, Ulcbanl Ciimmlncs,
Mlse Addlo Cora Held, I'nunlo ltlcc. r.lm-t
Delaro and I.vdh 0'ell. Tho costumes aro
by Dazlan and Mine, l.oe aud tho ccoucry by
i nomas i;, wcslnu,
nAllUIS' 11IJ0U "we, cs A CO,"
Maonccr Harris will present to his numer
ous patrons as his Christmas attraction on
Monday evening that funniest of all farco
comedies, "We, Us A Co." Just nt this sea
son of tho j car wo all want to bo merry and
aro naturally attached to those who try to
Imnkolisso. Tho Him of "Wo, L's.t Co."
uavo tor tiirco jcars miu us an annual visit, oi
Jollity, but heretofore liavo favmedtho higher
priced National Theatre. However, Mansger
Harris, licine ever on tho alert to secure some
thing superior to the regular line of attrac
tions for Christmas. Induced tho "We, Us ,t
Co." manimcment to play the Christmas week
nt his theatre by Guaranteeing a largo amount
of money. T, Willie IlocllnghamU rotundity
and tits beaming faro arc alw'a tho cue for a
hearty burst of laughter.
Then thcio Is tho absurd character, Dr. Jtulo
Mctlieui, whoso modesty forces lilm to accept
all unpleasant situations with tho familiar ex
pression of "1 ain't savlnir a word, am I?"
Every sentenco ho utter Is like a dose of meil-
icino on mo nudicnco It aliccts mem picas
autly. They laui:h. They roar. They scream.
From tho first to tho last the peals of laughter
succeed each other without Intermission. Tho
pUy, liko nil furcc-comedlcs ns to plot, Is with
out any to speak of, hut spectators forget to
look for a plot, the fun is so fast nnd furious,
and do not care whether imo oxlsts or pot. It
simply undertakes to bring out the tribulations
of o firm of doctors who, under tho iinnio of
Wc, Us ,t Co., are much intiro firm than doc
tors gcttitig rid of their patients, who to n
prise every variety of cluructir. by sending
thcra to Mud Springs, where they arc treated
io uamsoi various miius,wiiicii gives nn oppor
tunity for lntrodutlng any number of ludi
The plot Is as fnll of fun as n shad is full of
bones, and without tho least element of coarse
ness in cither speech or action. It is ono of
those things which ono may enjoy at tho time
as u complete relaxation from tho cares and
tolls of the day nnd may recall afterward with
out a regret. The cast comprises some six
teen people, who aro recognized as artists of
abllltv, viz: Charles II. Hawkins, tho original
Dr. jIiiIq Mtdictts, aud Lillian Hamilton, tho
orlclnal Helta Jlwtle; a bevy ot pretty girls,
brl.bt and sparkllug music, handsome dresses
nnd talented comedians, all go to make a
brighten setnble, which could not bo Improved
on us a Christmas attraction. Helng Christ
mas week, matinees will be given every day
except on .Moud.iv. "Wc, Us it Co." is a
bright musical melange, extremely nonsensical
and ridiculously absurd, but so full of pure,
wholesome humor that "Standing llooui
Only" should gleet every one who seeks nn
entrance to the llljou after the rlso ot tho cur
iam, inero win do itvu special matinees
given, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thuisday,
Friday and Saturday.
KEKNAN'h l-IIASTK I.
EA'ULY mounino news.
Happening of (Irnrrnl Interest During
tin) l'nst Twenty.four Hour.
Intercsllng rcvoltilions liavo boon turulo
ennect nlng tlio smuggling operations liv
"Hois" Harris of Victoria, il. 0 anil
his agents, Cantuln Dnrant find tliu Welt
.el brothers, wlio transport nearly $ii,
000,000 worth of opium ncros' tho border
Into tho United States annually.
Henor Ucnnsull, un Arauhiii .low, who
ns erts Unit bo was thrown into n Moor
ish dungeon whllo under tho protection
of tho American, Consul nt Tangier, hns
como to this country to lny his enso bu-
ioi o uio umteu annus uoveriiinuiu,
Tho raco war has broken out again at
Wahalak, Miss., whero It was thought
peace was icstorcd. Tho whiles sur
round thu colored fugitives In tho hills,
but, as thoy nro outnumbered, will nwult
reinforcements befoio beginning an nt
tack. A letter delivered In Zanzibar by Tip
poo Tib's mossctigcr gives nows of Stun,
toy, dated August 17, when lie was on the
Aruvhimi,and bad reached Kmln eighty
two days before, and n telegram from fit.
Thomas, East Africa, pronounced the ex
plorer nnd ivmln safe.
Lord Salisbury was unaulo to mako
any explanation in tho Iloitso of Lords
last night with reference; to thu appoint
ment of n successor to Lord Sackvillc.
Lord Salisbury announced last night
that tbero would bo no English Soudan
expedition, though Siiaklm would bo
held at nil It 7..:mls, and the annexation
was Impossible under tuo treaty ot
Dr. Tanner, M. P., was suspended In
tho ilnuso of Commons last night for
calling Secretary Balfour a liar and a
Tho llultalo jewelry firm of T. A E.
Dickson has been robbed of a diamond
bracelet valued at $-100 by two ladylike
A-dinnerwas given at the National
Club, Paris, last night, in honor of Mr.
McLano, tho American Minister.
A bliivard is raging In Ottawn; tratns
aro delayed und tho thermometer is at
CITY NEWS PAUAGRAl'IIS.
The new St, Mark' Church, nt Third and
A streets southcabt, Is nearly finished.
John King and Henry I). Harrell, Inmates
of tho Wnsbiiiglon Asylum, have been found
insane by a Jury impaneled by tho Marshal.
A colored man inniril Lewis Asbton, cm
ployed by W. 11. Moes, had his leg broken
yesterday by a falllnc roll of mattiug.
Tho Spcnccrfan Ilusltics Collego last
night gave a pleasant literary nnd musical
entertainment, at tho rooms of the college.
Tho twtutlcth anniversary of John F.
I'.cynolds l'ost, No. U. G. A. 1!., was cele
brated by that post last ulght in speech
making and music at Grand Army Hall.
I'rofcssor Sheldon gave a gcrman to his
juvenllo pupils labt ul.ht. After some fancy
d.iucluc tho ball was turned over to tho older
porsons for a hop.
The Unity Club held a meeting last nlcht
at the rcsldcvco of Major II. A. Hall, U'.'O
Fifteenth ttieet. Senator J. W. Daniel, Fred
11. Tasker, and Miss Colo were elected mem
ber of the society.
Harry S. l'ryo of Loudon County, Va.,
was brought here l.ut ulght from Iliouers
vllle, l'a., aud locked up to await tho arrival
of thu Viigiiila authorities, who want him on
b charge of seduction.
At a special meeting of tho Y. M. C. A.
last night Mr. Charles 1). llalley was elected
picsldcnt to fill the vacancy caused by tho
leslguallou of Dr. John (J. Amies ou account
of Ul-hcaltb. I'rofcssor Horuaduy delivered
n lecture ou his travel through Ceylon.
'Iho followlug officers of the Mstcrlous
Club were elected Inst ulght: 1'rcsldrn',
lohu I). Daughton, re-elected; Mce-prcsl-dent,
Oeorgo W. Heisley, re-elected; secre
tary, A. Dallas Tucker, re-elected, treasurer,
:. (j. Schafer; ergeant-al-urms. John Hums,
re elected; tentluel, Abram Frcr; trustee,
Charles Kennedy. Mr. John Jl. Young, tho
out-goliig treasurer, was presented with a
Tho Union Veterans' Union held a camp
fire at headquarters last ulght In honor of
(icucial John It. liabbilt, Charles II. Carter,
'William 0. Crownlushields of Massachusetts;
W, II. Clinton and F. II. Durdou of New
York; C. 11, Johnson nnd J. J, Culburu of
New Jersey; 0. T. FItnam of Connecticut; J.
K. Collins and W. D. Furth ot Ohio, and
John C. Cartwrlcht of Kansas, who have
como here for the purpose of pressing the per
Item pension bill uud tho bcrvlce laud grant
bill bvfoio (.'ouirrcss.
A gala week next week at Kernan's with
Frank I, Frayno and his uulnuo company in
"Keuini.ky lllll," the cclcbiatcd spectacular
drama, something novel in dramas and :i new
departure, for Kernan's. lutioilueed in the
play, which Is iu the bauds of Mr. Frayno and
a strong company of actors, aro the four act
ing dogs, "Jack,1' "Jerry," "Dynamite" and
"Tom;" the thoroughbred horse, "Kentucky
Hoy;" Ingersoll. the blcgest llou In the world;
a troupo of wild llrouchos and a Llama. This
i a show to bring out nil tho enthusiasm of
the bolder, aud ll will.
Conference of Vlrclnlii Democrat.
A conference of about thirty leadlug Vir
ginia Democrats was held yesterday at the
National Hotel to discuss the prospects in tho
contested election cases In that Stute. Iso
lations to work for Couirriwtnaii VIe and
and Vcuablo In their light in Cougruss.wea c
adopted. Among tho Democrats preM-ut wore:
Scuator-clect John b. Harbour, Hon. 1!. II.
CardHcll, Hon. John K. Mnssoy, Henry
Ilcatou, State Senators James Hay, John L.
Hnrt, Kdwnrd Fchols, James A. Hionke, J. T.
Itjau and Congressmen Wlso and Vcnable.
Ulll'lUl l'l'l'llllt iKAtieil
Hurlol permits have been Issued durhur tho
past twenty-four bonis by the Health Officer,
vis: Francis' St. Ann Wuggamau, 7 days;
1'atilck O'Conuor. OTi jears: Ellen Ooggins,
C8 vears; Victor L. Martin, 1) jears; Mary
Fields, OS years; Man- Fn, 77 years; and the
following colored: Blanch Toliver 5 months;
Hannah Itcines. SO yin; William II. John
sou, 13 days; infant of Matilda Ford, 12 das.
A T.ltlle Abend of Time.
Rev. R. II. Robinson, pastor of tho Mt.
Zlon M. K. Church, West Washington, was
atrreeably surprised last night by a number of
his members, who loaded down his tables with
Christmas turMes, vegetables, flour, sugar
and canned goods, and Pastor lloblneou Is
happy over his Santu Claus vialt which
ciinc before the appointed tlmo.
Her Ctiurccs Denied.
A. It. Shepherd, with E. II. Thomas as
counsel, to-day made answer to the divorce
bill filed by his wlfo, denjlug her repulsive
charges, nud accuses her of cruelty aud of
wasteful habits, Ilu also denies her chargeo
of adultery, and says that sho has liv her nc
cusslloni greatly Injured his business of
Tlio Tlileiei Keop Hiibj-.
KomeLody stole A. H. Dent's tryciclo from
In front of his house, at MS A street northeast,
II. . Ptaucllil's watch was stolen from his
room nt Fouiteeuth and 11 streets last ulght.
Mrs. Mary H. Arnold's pocket was picked at
8i Tenth Mreet and Market ripaco jet.tcrday.
Mr. Arnold lives At 4VJ Q street and there was
f;ii In her pocketbook.
Flro broko out at 12 o'clock last night on
the sixth floor of tho building southeast corner
of Cuuit and Kim streets, Cincinnati, occu
pied by L. A. Strobol ,t Co., wholesale manu
facturers of mouldings, tnlrrois, ifco. The
lo-is will bo heavy, as the firm carried ,i heavy
Thomas Keovan of Zaucsville, O., a con
ductor ou tho Cleveland. Akrou and Columbus
train No. 39. was standing on the platform
talking to tho brakeinan after his tralu bad
Iiassed Dresden Junction last evening, when
io fell In a fainting lit, rolled under the cars
aud was cut to pieces.
Tho Kxchango Hotel, a three-story frame
building Iu Missoula, Montana, burned to the
ground last ulght, together with a frame
building occupied by Fat McLaughlin as a
saloon. A railroad man named Collins aud a
friend of his, uamn unknown, nro supposed
to have perished In tho flames. Calcined
bones and fragments ot human flesh wcro
found In tho ruins.
Moro than 3.',0 guests sat down last nlcht at
the banquet of the Now Knglaud Society of
HrookUn Iu tho Brooklyn Academy of Music.
John Wlnslow-presided, Tho speakers weio
Rev. T. Dewltt Talmngc. Congressman Lodgo
ot Massachusetts, Congressman lltinoughs of
Michigan' and Congressman Allen of Mississippi.
Robert 1. Harbour, who died suddenly
Wednesday, will be burled from the Scottish
Rite CutlH-dral at 2 o'clock to-morrow.
Mithras Lode of Perfection, A. & A. 8. R.;
II. II. French Lodgo, No. 15; Wjshlugtou
Chapter, No. 2, and Columbia Commatidery,
No. 2, K. T., will bo in attendance, aud the
Interment will bo at Oak Dill.
.Mrs. Mary Fields, who died Wednesday
night at her home, 1011 II street, was burkd
from 'J2U Tenth Mrcct this afternoon. Mib
Fields was a clerk Iu tho blxth Auditor's
ofllce, and was quite well known as a writer.
Major Joseph lloiison Collins, U. K. A., to
tlred, was buried fioin his Lite home, at IS'J'J
K street, this morning, In the Arlington Cem
etery, with InipiCMdru military honors. Major
Collins 'wis bum In this city and entered the
arm) us a second lieutenant In lblS. He was
promoted through the successive grades. being
brelettid major for gallantry nt Hull Unu
and brcvetted colonel for gallantry at Rich
mond, till hu was ictlied In lb'.) us major.
Mis. (ieorgo M, Oyster's funeral wok place
from rit. Peter's Church this morning, the ru
iimlus belog interred at Oak Hill.
Samuel Hnclzer, Fredericksburg, Va., and
Ida It. Cooke; Robert V. Pryor and Mattha
L. Contec; W. T. llenulugs aud Luclnda
Hutil t:itn Transfrrs.
Clndcrllla M. Hawk to l.avluUIIawk, $J,
parts lots 12 and -I!!, square WUj.
lalolla VV. Ashford to Oliver Cox, 5-2,700,
sublets b'-lO, square (1S2.
1'luuoH mid Oruuiis.
Holldav bargains In new and second-hand
stock. Easy jmjmcun. F. (!. Smhii,
122.) Pi. avc.
Tlio Women Who Smolco.
From the X 1. Sun.
A dowager of this city, who ought to know
what she speaks of, says that the habit ot
smoking Is not unknown among tbo members
of the fair sex In fashionable society. Sho de
clares that she has frequently seen the luccnio
arising from groups ot them, and also iu the
privacy ot tlio household. Sho says that
cigarettes nie mostly favored, but that some
of them go so far as to Indulge Iu cigars.
According to her account, theiu are married
ladles who havo fallen into the habit through
the example of their husbands, who aro nwaio
of the fact. Iu truth, It caunol be easy for any
lady who smokes to conceal tho offenso from
those who enjoy familiar Intercourso with her,
for the fumes of tho weed penetrate tho gar
ments nnd hover mound the bodies ot all who
uso it, and are easily detected by any ono who
has an acute sense of smell. Iu sevcial of the
countries of Europe smoking Is often prac
ticed by woineu of the poorer classes, and in
Turkey many of tho ladles smoko In their
divans. Hut we think that few goutlcmcn iu
the Uultcd States will confirm tho assertions
made by ndoivagerof this city about the Uio
of tobacco by American ladles.
Tlio Vlnt.ifo In France.
J'rom tin Pari) llluttie.
The vlntago Is over In almost all our vino
glowing districts, and Heaven bo praised, tho
fears of tho summer aro not realized. In splto
of tho heavy rains In July, there Is a capital
average crop, This year, at any rate, tho
Farls cellars need not bu filled from Unusals,
at tlio notorious factory which is bold enough
to proclaim Its produce as "wine without
grapes." Tho growers of Bordeaux, espe
cially, nro ut tho top of tho tide. Tho Amer
ican slocks havo for the Hi st tlmu yielded
abundantly In tho Modoc district, defying
phjlloxera, mildew, black rot, and ull other
tcourges ancient and modern. Tim revived
prosperity of the liouleuux vintages Is au Im
portant event In tho eyes of our Paris epi
cures, to whom tho flavor of real Uordeaux
(or claret) had become a too costly luxury. It
is not everybody who can go to Volsln's to
drink tho famous Chatcau-Latltte, at a hun
dred francs a bottle, which hu tlrst put ou his
wlnu list a few days since.
A Thrifty Legislator.
from th Atlanta Journal.
The Clcorgla Legislature gets ten cents for
each mile coming to aud going from tho ses
sion. This amounts to a snug llttlo pile to
somoof the members who live In tho far cor
ners oi iho state. Last year u colored mem
ber received $75 In mileage, and ho was In the
city llfty-sevcu days. Ho lived on this sum,
and at tho end of tho session ha had his "per
diem." A4 ner driv. hi nn imtniinliMil lum.
- J- "J, - - W..to. ......J',
How l'flrnaiidu Wood Insplrnd ltlmsolf
lnirlng ii Speeeli.
fi im the Ai York Sun.
"Speakin.' about MlinuleiitB," said
llcnjamin ' llllclieouk, Uio niustc
publisher, yesterday, "reminds mo of a
ruriousliabit of IVrnniulo Wood, onro
Mayor o this" city. Somu tlmo In tho'&Os
bo mldiesiotl a literary society of which
I wan a member, in tlio old Uro.idwav
Tabenmelo, which was then sltn.ited on
llromlwav near Lispenard struct.
Mr. Wood talked about Alexander
Hamilton, and ns It was my duly on bo
half of tho snetuty to thank him for bis
kindness in addressing us, I sat on tho
platform. Upon tho table, busidn tbo
speaker, stood a pitcher nnd two tum
blers. At frequent intervals during his
talk Mr. Wood poured n llttlo of tho con
tents of thu pitcher into tho tumbler und
tossed It otT. I noticed that nftnr each
drink Mr. Wood became more nnlmiitcd,
his periods wcro moro glowing, his man;
nor more assured.
"As tho timadrew near for mo to mako
the speech of acknowledgment I becamo
very thirsty. "My touguu clove to tho
roof of my mouth. I stood it as long as
I could, and then, lenriug that I should
bo unable to talk when riiy turn came, I
boldly stopped up besldo the speakor,
poured n tumbler threo-quartcrs full of
tho liquid, raised It to my lips, nnd
astonished my palate. Ilnlf of tho con
tents of tbo glass had gono down the
llttlo red lano before my palato tele
graphed to my brain that somothlng was
"llownvor, I finished the glos3 and uat
down. Thou I felt nn insidious Infill
encu stealing along my blood nnd pulsing
in my brain. -My courage, which nan
become weakened, no.v was endued with
a now backbone I could havo faced n
Numidlan lion. 1 1 nvo had considerable
cxperienco ns an (rator since then, but
never havo I cqnalljil that attempt. The
liquid iu tho pitchcT was gin."
AX ACTUrSS' TOILET.
Tho Dresses Worn by Mile, llnrtct nt tlio
Mademoiselle I'.arlct's dresses in
"Pepa," which hts, just been brought
out at tho Comevlo Francaiso, wcro
bailed with n cry of lilmiration nnd envy
from every woman n tho house, says the
i'ltn's Jllustre. In tie llrst act, where she
Is paying u call, shejwears a dress with a
train of partrldgo,gray velvet of tho
strictest Louis XVI cut, opening over a
petticoat of brigh) nasturtium-orange,
niiigulflcently cmbrlldered with silk nnd
steel; a band of jray feathers borders
A small round b.t with n crav velvet
edgo almost outlrcV lost under a pllo of
gray feathers, and among them a sky
bluo bow. A tin; muff, also of gray
In the second nl sho Is at homo and
wears a tea gown of Japanese shapo In
pale pink satin, bitidcd and embroidered
with bluish green Tho skirt, which is
lon behind, opuntovcr a satin petticoat
hardly tinged will pink nnd covered
with ''moifssclincojsoie," trimmed with
Mechlin laco fillli round her neck Is a
collnr of sable. tl ou ono side with a
pink bow hair iressed in tlio Louis
XVI. style, but wlbout powder.
Tho marvels a dressmaking wcro
valued by the lades near mo at from
1,500 francs to 1,8(0 francs. Hut do not
rush to tho conchvlou that Mademoisello
llartet is extravarant. As a matter of
fact the Coiuo'JioFrancaise, reversing thu
practice of all t'thor theatres, pays for
ovcry item of tui actresses' dresses, from.
their stockings u tliclr iniso nair. this
is indued .,0,. roiil, Jargesswins may bo
cathcred from this one fact: Mine. I'lor
son, who is paid only 0.000 francs at tho
Francaiso, while sho drew 18,000 at the
Vaudeville, docHnot complain of tho ap
parent loss. At tho Vaudovillo thu
dresses cost ber,ou an average 15,000
jrancs a year.
Did Director llllllni;.. Una lllnirnl Methods
to Hcouro tho Detroit Men?
".Tim" White, tho veteran ball plojer, says,
in reference to the deal which Dfrccter Hill
ings of Hoston tried to make with tho Detroit
players last October
"Well, the Detrolts played In Washington
on Oetobci 11, la nnd HI 1 ist. Whllo in "tho
Capital Ucorgn Applctou, who was Intores'cd
Inthocluhnml Is n business man of Hoston,
camo to mi and sold lie had something Im
portant loccnimuiilr.itc from Director lllll
ings of the Hoston club, do, on October 1L
I think It was (loig previous to tho date on
which plajerscan be nppioachul), Hroutlicrs,
Kmvonndimsclf met Applctou and a man ho
had brought along to act as a witness. Iu u
loom in tho Wlllaul Hotel, and ho laid his
proposition before us and a startling ous It
was. Ho said Mllluirs had authorized lilm to
m.ikn nil arrangement.
"Ilo Rtntcd that Hillings had become suspi
cious of Stoarns icsardlng tho deal; that Hil
lings feared Stearns was trying to dispose of
llrouthcis mid Richardson to I'hllailnlphla,
and Iu older to block any such scheme ho
wanted to ileal directly with tho plajers. Ho
then proposed that sl of tho Detroit players,
Hrouthers, Richardson, Rowc, Whllo, lleunctt
nnd Conway, stick together und refuse to sign
unless with Hoslnn, and In consideration for
this each of us was promised tho same salary
we were receiving in Detiolt, and, In addition
uow mark thu treachery to Iho Detroit Club
each ot us was promised tho full amount of
purchase money that any club would oiler for
"Had this gono through the Detroit Club
would havo been left in bud shape. A verb il
agreement was reached, with three witnessed
ou ono sldo and two on tho other, and, when
the mutter was explained to the three plnjers
not present, thoy also agiccd. Wo rtll wanted
to go to Hoston, but wo wanted enough of tho
old players to Insure a winner. Shortly after
ward Hillings became convliicfed that (steams
was carrying out his part of the deal In good
faith, and ho saw he must get out of tho
agreement lie nmdo with the players. Itowe,
Ilcnnett, Conwuv and myself stood firm
agnlnst signing, but ho found a vulncrabla
spot nt Utlcn, nnd finally coaxed Richardson
Into breaking tlio agreement.
"Next he tiled Hroutlicrs, and, whllo meet
ing with some resistance, finally succeoded In
signing Dan., but at a salary of $5,000, with
not n cent less than $1,000 extra right Iu his
hand. Dan. afterward wrote to Howe, enylng
ho was sorry to break tho nzrecment with tho
boys, but thoy wouldn't blame hlni if thoy
knew what bo got for It. Hillings was thei
satisfied. All ho had agreed to take fron
Steams was Hroutheis, ltlchurd&on, Hetinet,
Gauzcl and myself, and, having gotMi
Hroutlicrs and Richardson, he thought tlut
the matter was practically Bottled.
"Conway, Rowo and tho rest of ns, prcvpus
to Richardson's signing, thought evcrytling
was all right, and tho two former put their
terms to Pittsburg so high ns to stop acco
tlatlons. Xow, so far as Uostou Is concerned,
Iain willing to sign according to thuagieo
ment entered iuto by Apploton, but not otherwise."
EVERYTHING IN STOCK 'REDUCED
QiftSTHL JANUARY 1.
Special Prices on Bach Lot
Some Liies Reduced over 25 per cent.
Some 20 per cent., Some 1 5 percent.
That cJr stock is almost to a garment New this, Season, and
' , are the Latest New York Styles.
B. BKRNUM St CO
931 Pennsylvania Avenue.
THE LARGEST AND FINEST STOCK
ltosumptlim of Tliroucli Cnr "Lino lip.
tneen AViishlii;tin, riilltidulnlilu uud
llostnii, lit roiiiisylvuiiiii ltullriiiiil,
Tho Passenger Department ot tho Pennsyl
vania Itallroad Company nunounces that)
commencing December U.1, tho thioiighllno ot
Pullman llulTet Sleeping cars heretotoio run
betweeu Washington, Haltlmore, Philadelphia
and Boston, via tho stoainer Maryland route,
will bo re-ostabllshod via Million. Nen burgh,
risliMII. and New York ,t Now Kualand Hall
road. The cars will be lunfrom Jersey City
Station via Drlu ltalhvuy to N'ewbiirgh, and
thero transferred over tho Hudson, by ferry,
to Flslil.lll, thcuco to plowed to Hoston, thus
completely ru-cbtnbllshtugtho through service.
Tho tralu earning tlio tbroutib sleeping cars
will run on the present schedule, leaving
Wnslilngtou dally nt 'J p. in., Uiiltlniuro 3:10 p.
in., and Philadelphia, Uioad-Strcct Station,
C:J."i p. m. It will ai rive, howovor, In Hoston
at S a. in., and leavo for tho South, from Now
Yorlc it New Kuglaud Station, nt 0 p. in.
WINES AND LIQUORS
Of Jijny Store.
Immense bargains to bo had at Hamburger's
I'll o und Suioki) Sale.
Pastor II. He Swcm baptizes to-inonow at
tho 7 p. m. sci vice. - jw i..
Tho raisin p.iek of Cnlliornla for tlio year
1888, as compiled by California Inilt g'loworsf
nmountcd to 001,001) boxes.
JOHN H. MAGRUDER,
1417 New York Ave. and I I 22 Conn. Ave.
Gas Stoves for Cooking!
Gas Boilers at J1.1S and 31.60 for Instantly making Tea or Coffee.
For large und small families. Just the storo for summer use, as ynn extinguish tho Mro tli3
Instant tho cooking Udouo. 1'or salobytlii)
WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMPANY,
413 TerCL-fcla. S-bx"oe1j 3ST1 "W
I Cfl - "JuiA""'?. itttl.
My. Itlulimnnd'H lte.il J'ltntn J'urclinsc.
.Mr. James lilclimond, a retired Philadelphia
capitalist, Mho has been taking some Interest
lu Washington real estate, has made another
heavy purchase, ibis time of surburluu prop
erty. Tho deal was made through Mr M. il.
1'aiker and wus tho purchase of thrco lots In
University Park, adjoluliiir Justice ilalan's,
und one lot ou Coluiuhli Heights; for which
properties Mr. ltlchuiond paid $57,000.
He will bo reiueiuhereil as the gentleman
who ricently bought the Wright building for
.1:17,500, aua tho bouso 11301 K street for .!..
000. mention of ulilih was made at tho tlmo
In tlii.ee (.oluuius.
Mr. I'urker has also sold Iho property No.
(123 F street northwest to Mrs. I.ucla 1:. Blount
" AV .tsl orrtiiidur rurdoiicd,
Henry Smith, a vco old man with numer
ous aliases, convicted a little more than a year
.,'L1i!lliX)..".c.';c?tr "rt61 A ,nl"! ot tmrltr
ago of horse stealing, has bu,. pa.dontd by itanti ySRlln'S E ."n u H!2Zlt
IbePrcldent upoii the condition of his going I wmnetlilon with u.e lmiitliudJ of luwtti
tie appeared to havean uu. I " ":wiiBiniurnor Dhosi.hate nnwdem. aal
. ---. ran 1,1 .. -j ,, m - -,.-,. T
f royal 5Jr;.ia J
TC 'rfViliS. .Ai
to New Orleans,
governable deslro to steal horses, as he was io
fVBItUJjr Ulll Ul lUUb UUVUSe.
oniy lit cant.
UOiAI. UAKIMi I'OWDEIt CO.
ltw Wuil ktreet, Nt w York.
OECEl'TIONS AND pAUTIKS.
(Successor to PeiTJ Si Ilro,)
KLKOANT (JOI.l) AND S1LVI1U IlltOOAlinD
AMI STItll'UU SATINS AND HlhKS YOU
DUKSS FIIONIS ANDUAHNITUUiC.
BUI'KKII (JUAI.ITIIIS OP MOIItli l'BKINS AND
EVKNI.NOailAUKSINa.VTlN HTItll'El) SICI-
NO vi.jJ.TIIM IN FANCY SILK OAUZES AND
'K. vTOSCA" SI1.K NETS AND TINSEL
NEW I'bl'.NT D'ESPIttT AND MECHLIN NETS.
NEW 1ILACK AND COLOKED HHUSSEl.S
NHWCItEl'E DE CHINES AND CANTON
EVKNINOSILKS AND HATINK IN flltrCAT VA
1IIETYANUAT J.OWI.TI' 1'ltIlIES.
IMMUNSBhTOOKOFIILACK AND COIXHIPD
ItOVAL AKMUHKS. KAILLE FKAMJAIMJ,
IIKNOAL1NES, btfltAHN. SATIN. 0UC:IIK.4
ANIXJIKWdUAIN SILKS, ItANOINO I'ltOM
LYON'S I'UIIK SILK VELVET, FROM 20 TO
iH INCHES WIDE. IN IILACK AND ! NEW
OOLOItS. ItANUlMJ KIIO.M $3.01) TO SB.00
t'OMPLIH'K ASSOKTMEMT OF '-M-INCH SILK
I'l.USIIKSINALL COI.OII3, WHICH Aid! IN
OHEAT DEMAND l'OH "LONG EVENING
'MAItKr.DDOWN l'KICES" ON ALL FANCY
I'LITtillKs AND VELVETS. Ann
TItEFOL'ShE KID OLOVKS. INI1LACICAND
TOLOIIS HANOINO I'HOM 'J TO Id HUT-
VKW HI.ACK AND COLOHEI) BILK IIOSIKItY.
NOVIiLTIi:j IN FIIINO..D FANCY LINEN
IIAMASK LUNCH C'LOl'IIH, Wll'II DOVLIES
NEW'l'LHK LINEN DAMASK TAI1LECLOTIIS,
ALL W'DTIIS AND LENOTHS, WU'll NAl'.
KINS. ALL SIZES, TO M ACII.
81D01111LKFACE CANTON FLANNEL. FOIt
TAIILE COVEIHNO, AT 7oo AND 81.
''TIONbUTS1101'8'' N l'm C0M1)1NA'
"OltEATLY IIEDI'OED PltlT" ON ALL
WINTKH WIIAI'S. JACKETS, NEWMAIt
KIII'H, HACQUKH AND HaOLAn's.
tK'Vjjry Hofjus Foil the holidays a-;-
WI'LAIN FIUUHES AND COrillEOTI'ItlCES,
. SKATON T'EIlttY,
Perry Uulldlng, t'eumylvnula avenue, coruorof
Ninth street, fitublljlicd liu.
i:iglit Vmeliiiitliis; Girls.
Jlamjor '.mtch to -V. y. Sun.
Whllo other secttiis o this healthy corner
of tbo country are trusting about lone, elderly
laditsot great bushes capabilities, Belfast,
down lu Waldo Cointy, poluts with prltlo-to
a whole family ot women who nro not only
very smart, but youig Into tho bargain. Thedu
are clirjit sisters, md they carry on quite an
extensivo farm justoutsldo of llelfost. Their
mother Is dead, ami tliclr father Is barely utile
to do a few chores uVut tho place, ho that ull
tho farm work practcally Is done by tlio girls.
Thev keep toveral cows, n hoie, four "oxen
that arcjiiover yoked, J500 hens, hogs In plonly,
ducks and Rcesu galoro, mid thirteen cuts.
'Ihoy Lret om their own wood in winter, at
ulilcli season only two of them aro ut home,
the others being emnloned lu Hoston, two
as teacheis Ii tho public schools. All niend
their suuuneii at huuio and have a good tlmu
as well as i in the farm. The reason tho four
oxen on tho :lnco are never joked is becausa
then Is notSiug for them to do, nnd tho
icasou why Hoy uio nut bold for beet Is that
thoy aro pets having been raised fioui calves
by thu sisters. If there uro any ynuug muti
lu the metroplls looking for wives ho havu
some "'get up and gel" to them, us they say
out West, thalrlcliilty ot Belfast will.bo found
good prospect ug crouud.
Immense b i gains to ho had at Hamburger's
Fire and rimo o Sale.
,.,MrVT I Mil'
Open Evenings Till 0.
OYSTEH. fh WfdnesdnT. December 10
188S, nt 10:3ro'clock p. in., U03.1 A beloved
wile of (JconeW. Ojstor.
Funeral froii her Into residence '212 Kat
Capitol street. Suttirdav, December i22, utl):UU
a, in.; then proceed to St. Filter's Church, where
icniitom inasi .will bu said. Interment at Oak
-(HAND 6ACUIFICB SALE I
CLOSING-OUT SALS OF WINTEll OOODS.
MAUKI'.D-DOWN ntlUES OF DltEsS GOODS.
Owiim to the unusual amount b( w.irm
weather, wo Dud ouisolvos with u luritor stock
of Winter Dions (JomH and bilks tlmu wo
care to havo at this somon. In order torrducv
tho stock, wo huMi eonelnded to nller cut prices
un tho follovihiK deslrnblo goods:
Fioiu'h Ilroadcloths ujrtiicod from $1,50 to 31,
All-wool French t'launels, Ilnest fluidity, ru
dm od from Mu to 0.e
French Diess (inui'.i reduced from 31.50 to
FreneliDrosi Ooodjircduooil from S1.'J5 to SI.
Dioss (Jnod rodmsfU (rum 75u to iliiiv.
All-wool llenrieliusut ooo.
l.lnt sliuilo Sntlus n duuuil fiom SI to 50c.
Finest Figured Satlus reiluced from $l.""i
cnlm: Gauzes uud Sill: Nctts nt tho follow-
All hill. CrepoK ro'liucil from 75a to (Ida,
All-bilk Nett-irediiieil from 8'J to 51.50.
(iiiuzoi reduced tioin Sl.tW to SI.
StrllMd Point d'Espnts rodiicul to 70o.
hupi-rior qmillty bur.ih Mlks, all colon". 75c.
Caiitornla ItlmiKobi reduced from SKI to $u,
Cullfornlu lliankets induced from $u to Sf).
i ullfoi nl t-ltl.inhutH rod laud from KH to ST.
(J real barg-tlns lu llluck Faille, Fruiiuals nnd
Gmi (ir.iln bilks.
Tlio best miIih In llluck Silks over offered.
To thu pruilent buyer this Is u raro opporiunlty
to not doubled burealiia,
Heal Indian 'IJiblo Covuri at low prices.
W. M. SHUSTER & SONS,
DID rcllll-oltliniu Atciiui).
(Successor to Henry Urn's Sons),
-O" JSTrJElRTjICail K
3J'J PENN, AVHNUE N." W
Ilrnnch office, -IDS llaryland ave. . w.
Old I'cnn, avo. u, w between ild uud d'j sts.
UverjtUliiu tlrtt c-hus.
Our Gift Stock is yet in
splendid shape for a good
satisiactory selection, as we
so as to have
go around: No
fear of meeting with a meager
assortment here. Of course,
you may miss a little thing
here or there, but its place is
as quickly filled with some
thing else equally desirable.
Don't allow what we have
said to delay your buying, as
we naturally expect the next
few days to 'make great in
roads into the stock, and
what' may seem to be an
abundance to-day may be
ARTISTIC HOLIDAY BRIC-A-BRAC.
We have unquestionably
the largest and finest collec
tion of IJric-a-brac ware in
the city, A great variety of
rare and beautiful pieces in
unique and attractive shapes.
Rich table and mantel orna
ments in all the various im
ported wares, embracing
Hungarian, Toplltz QUI Ivory, Hoyul
Worioster, EiirIUIi Jowelud Olajs, Gar
net Glaw, English Tapestry, CarUbad
Adderley, an Engllsh-oolorod waro; Ve
netian and llolienihiu Glass, futsunia.
and u variety of ehoupeiIiip,ipeso ware.
This collodion einbrncos Pitchers, Vases,
Jugs. Fruit Pieces, Card Ho iclvers, Toi
let Dottles, Crca-iH, Sugars, Jardinieres,
Juw, ISoat shapes, C'ako pieces, Ciown
pieces, and innumerable
quaint and attractive shapes,
with intricate and beautiful
carvings, colorings and deco.
rations, 50c. to 75 per piece.
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
A good thing when you see
it? If so, take a glance below
and see what we are doing
with Ladies', Misses' and Chil
And other miscellaneous
goods that are now iu demand
and everyone is buying. An
accurate amount of each lot
will give au idea that there
are plenty for all.
Ill Children's Stilpo Newmarkets, J and I
sears, St.Ju. ttemembor, these tdzei you can
burut tint price.
J7 Children's Slrlpo Newmarkuts, 11 and 8
yens, $1,711. Itemuinber, thu'.o idzos you can
huviit that pi leu.
Ill Chlldieii'ii All-wool Fancy Plaid Havo
loeks, uiUoi trimmed with iistrauhan; throo dlf
feiontKl?ns loft, -l, (I und 8 years, $3,10. Tho
price of this iap wui 35.1)0.
ill Ladles' llluck llerlln Twill Vlsltos, ntru
cluin trimmed, 3-.70, 'this wrap wiiiSI.-ll).
lOl.adlos' lllai-k Dlnmnal lUiishm Cliculari,
Much fur trimming, S3.-10. Tho former iirieo
11) Ladlos' Dlaek and llrnwn Heaver New
markets, warranted all wool, soino plain and
others trimmed with beaver, Sl.UU, Tho for
mer prlcu was 87.01).
7 Ladles' Se.il-brown Plush Saoqttos, oullted
satin lining. SHMMI. Tho nrleo was SI Lull.
H Ladles' All-wool Fancy Strlpo Jlodjeskiis,
boll slcoves, $(1.00. The former prloo was
7 Ladles Fine Seal Plush Modjcskn, real soil
ornaments uud tubs, lino tatin lining, 311,011,
The prloo win U21.0I).
5 Ludlot Flue Seal I'ltish Jlndjoskni, real neat
ornnmcnls. London-diul plush sutlu lining,
310 III). ,Tho price was S'JS.tMi
17 Ludles' All-wool Fancy Newmarkets, short
cape and bellu sleovos, very nobby, $(1,11); tlio
prleo win J8 Oil,
J8 Ladles' Fanoy All-wool Jnokots, S'-i.OIls tho
price wns $11 00.
11 Ladles' All-wool Flno Corkscrew Tallov
madoJiiokcts.SI.'Jl! tlio prlcu was 8."S.0O.
Tins Is our slaughter lu wraps uud wo bono
jou aro Interested In our Biiurlueu.
Hon lllnek Hussluii Haro MufTs, (Ho.
nublver Foxhntln-llned Jluffi. $1.00.
nil Monkey .viiffs, Satin lined, Si,'jii.
Udii'Jd Inch (inld-(ln(loriu.liliu.
17A UU-lnoh (lold-tlp Gloria, $1.10.
7 dozen binrrna ma's, llou
lUSinyriiiiriiKS, us by(JO, SUM). ,
Holland Window Similes, nil ooiiidIoIo, 2Bo.
Plain Dp.iauoSliudo''. best Hiring rolleis. -!3o.
No. a Floor Oilcloth, ono yurd wldo, -Mo.;
lii yaidn wld, illlo : 'J yards wldo, too.
stair Oilcloth, 20 dllTurent pal Urns. lo.
Kuuov unu plum laoiopiieiiiiii. rJMjf,
Parker 4 Co.
rou vardi Mill loft of
Hotly IHiuaull bordcrlug.
These goods are just the
thing with which to renovate
your old carpets and make
them look like new.
Our display of Holiday
Presents is attractive, not
alone for the selection, but for
the price attached to each aud
W0C?1R fsJ;1lH0P'319 7h S S, E. Corner D S
1 24 1 & 1 243 I I th St. S. E.
Open every nl.'lit dtulic Dcoumbor until U
i PEERLESS DYES
Airo tlio RIOT.
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