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rHE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. JULY 13, 1SQO.
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The contract has been
t, and the builder will begin on the 5th of August to tear down the front of our Mammoth Establishment in
the dust and dirt from this improvement, we have determined to close out our entire stock
Read t h
e Following List of Clearing Sale Prices
Ladies' and Misses' Sailor Hats or Yachts, sold every wlicro for 2oc; clearing snlo
price, 9c. . . ,
Ladies' and Misses' White Flats, sold everywhere for tlOc; clearing sale price, 15c.
English Leghorn Hats, In all colors, sold formerly for 87c; clearing sale price, oc.
100 dozen Hats that sold formerly for 37c, 48c, 59c, 03c, 73c. and 87c; clearing
salo price, 25c.
Whlto Leghorn Plats, sold formerly for $1.19; clcarlntr sale price. fiOc.
Trimmed Hats, sold formerly for $2.25, $2.50, $2.75, S:i, and 33.50; clearing sale
All Trimmed Hats at half their value.
Our Celebrated La Belle Kid Glove, in all the latest shadca, always sold at S9c;
reduced special for this week to 75c .,.,. ,. , ,. if
Sec our Warranted Glove, the Elite, in all shades. Cau'tboboat. Satistaction
guaranteed or money refunded, $1.
Our Empress Brand Kid Glove, regular price, $1.49; reduced to $1.2o.
Suede Mousquetairo Kid Gloves, S-button length, extra fine quality, sold for $2;
reduced to 81.C9.
UMBRELLAS and PARASOLS.
Kiuir'B Palace guarantees all Umbrellas not to SPLIT or FADE for ono year.
Gloria Silk Umbrellas, 24 and 2(5 Inches, at 98c.
Gloria Silk Umbrellas, 20 inches, mourning handles, at $1.24.
A very fine Silk Umbrella, assorted silver and oxidized handles, a bargain at &1.C9.
"Umbrellas In all styles of handles, good quality Gloria Silk, at 81.25.
See our Silk Umbrellas, in all styles of handles, very nobby, at S2.2o.
Our celebrated King's Palace Stunner Silk Umbrolln, in all Btyles of handles,
worth $1.50; our price, S3.C9.
A large assortment ot Fancy Parasols on hand at King's Palaco usual popular
Ladies' Taffeta Gloves, In tans and grays, worth 2oc; our price. 19c
Ladies' Silk Taffeta Gloves, extra good values, in black, tans, and grays, at 2oc.
Ladles' Black Silk Jersey Gloves, worth 50c; our price. 39c.
Ladies' Silk Gloves, extra qualities, in black and colors, worth 68c; our price, 4Sc
Pure Silk Jersey Mitts, worth 39c; our price, 25c ,
Pure Silk Jersey Mitts, extra good quality, worth 50c; our price, 39c
Extra Fine Silk'Mitts, sold everywhere for OSc; our price, 48c
One lot of Silk Mitts, In all colors, reduced from G8c, 7oc. 8i c, and SI, arc now 48c.
Corset Covers, good quality Cambric, former price, 25c ; clearing salo price, 10c.
Fine Cambric Corset Covers, lace trimmed, regular price, 50c; clearing salo
Elaborately trimmed Corset Covers, ombroidored front with tucks, regular price,
87c; clearing sale price, G9c
Lonsdale Cambric Corset Cover. Torchon Lace trimmed, very lino quality, regular
price, 87c; clearing sale price, 09c.
Bmbroidered Front Lace-Trimmed Chemise, good quality, at 25c
Chemise. Embroidered Front, Inserting, and Tucks, Lace Trimmed, regular price,
50c; clearing salo price, 41c
Our regular 75c Chemise; clearing sale price, 50c
Our regular 02c Gown, full length, good cotton, nicely trimmed; clearing salo
Our regular 75c Gown, good quality, lace trimmed, and tucked yoke; clearing
sale price, 59c.
Our regular $1 Gown, excellent quality, inserting, and tucked yoke; clearing sale
Our regular $1.25 Gown, good quality Cambric, Torchon Lace trimmed, inserting,
and tucks; clearing salo price, SI.
Our regular OSc Skirt, Tucked Cambric Ruffle, good quality; clearing salo
Our regular 68c Skirt, embroidered rufllo and tucks; clearing sale price, 48c.
Our regular S1.25 and S1.37 Skirts, deep embroidered ruffle, tucked, trimmed.
Cambric flouncing; clearing sale price. OSc.
Our regular 59c Drawers, deep embroidered rufllo and tucks; clearing sale
Our regular 75c Drawers, deep embroidered ruflle, clustered tucks; clearing aalo
All of our 12ic and 15c Sateens reduced to 10c.
Black and Whlto Check Sateen at 121c.
Entire stock of Plaid Lawns wo offer at 8c.
Wool Challies, in all shades, reduced to 10c
All Wool Striped Albatross and plain to match at 20c
All of our 8c. and 10c Plaids reduced to 6c.
Persian Lawns that sold formorlv for 30o. nrn nnw nn.
Persian Lawns, very line quality, sold everywhere for 35c, arc now 25c
All of our 12Jc. Outings, in plaids and stripes, reduced to 8c
Silk Stripe French Flannels, regular price, 75c; reduced to 50c
India Linens at 5c.
Silver Bracelets, worth 10c; our price, 5c
A largo assortment of Lace Pins to select from, worth 15c; our price, 9c.
Gold, Silver, and Oxidized Hair Pins, assorted styles, worth 15c; our price, 10c.
Silver and Oxidized Bangles, and Shakespearean Bracelets, worth 25c; our
Gold, Silver, and Oxidized Dress Slides, worth 25c; our price, 19c
Bonbon Boxes, assorted styles, worth 25c; our price, 21c.
i ancy Hair Pins, something entirely new, ut 25o.
German Silver Bracelets, at 25c.
A large assortment of Scarf Pins, at 10c.
Dull Jet Bracelets, worth 20c; our price, 12c.
Jet Breast Pins, assorted styles, at 25c.
Jet Earrings, assorted styles, In drops and screws, 25c
A large assortment of Fobs, in Gold, Silver, nnd Oxidized, at 24c
See our Kuby and Garnet Bracelets, worth 3Pc; our price, 24c
Bangle Bracelets, 7 Bangles to every Bracelet, a big drive, at 10c
Rhinestone Earrings, gold and silver settings, at 24c.
Jet Dress Slides, in dull and bright, at 98c?
Gold Bracelets, at 98c, 81.25. and S1.75 a pair.
Heal Tortoise Shell Fancy Hair Pins, gold tops, at OSc.
Gold Necklace, in dull and bright, at OSc
Gold Fob Chains, at 98c
A lnriro neenrtmnnf F l?fnrva nf nil ninnn
It will pay you to visit our Jewelry Departments
Remember, this is a Compulsory Clearing Sale, and Our Entire Stock Must be Disposed of Before Auo-ust 5.J
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N. B. Remember, we have no branch store in this city, nor have we any connection with any other establishment. Don't be imposed upon by unprincipled
parties, but remember that our establishment extends from Seventh to Eighth street, and we are located at 812-814 Seventh street northwest. Bear this in
mind, and do not be misled by trickery.
The United States Senate has the reputation
of being a conservative body, but it can make a
mighty quick change just the same. See its
performance on the silver bill. On Juno 17 the
Senate, by a majority of seventeen, passed a
bill providing for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver. But the House of Representa
tives refused to accept that bill, and so on July
10, by a majority of thirteen, that same United
States Senate passed a bill which was as far
from being a free silver coinage bill as anything
could well be. The Senators who performed
the lightning-change act were all Republicans.
Not a single Republican Senator voted In the
minority last Thursday. For discipline and en
tire obedience to the party whip commend me
to the good old Republican party every time.
The efforts made by several Senators to recon
cile the vote of June 17 with the vote of July 10
were paitly amusing and partly pitiable. Sen
ator Blair had the honesty to give a candid
statement of his case. He never made a better
speech in his life than on Thursday, when he
rose, (just before the vote was taken, and after
other Senators had given their peculiar explana
tions,) and made the following auuouncement:
Mr. President, I think nothing so adds to the
happiness or the surroundings as lor a sick man
to take his medicine cheerfully; and as I iu
teud to vote for this bill, after listening to one
Senator from Oregon who finds lit it the- gold
standard, that it is a gold measure, and the
other Senator from Oregon who finds in It un
limited or free coinage in substance, and the
Senator from Kansas who is satisfied that it is a
free-coinage bill, and the .Senator from Col
orado who" is not Eiitlsfled precisely what it i6,
but is very well satisfied with it, I thought that
I would vote for the bill, but that I would give
notice to the Senate that under uo circumstances
whatever, here or elsewhere, would I ever glvo
a 6ingle reason for so doing.
Senator Blair is not half appreciated by the
American public. Ho Is much better than ho
gets credit for being. There's more Innocent
merriment In him than a casual spectator would
So it appears that we are going to have a
fight. England and the United States are go
ing to war to decide who shall have the seal
skins. Well, it's abont time to have a good war.
Things are pretty dull; and if we don't hurry
up and have a war we will run the risk of for
getting that man's chief mission ou earth is to
slug his fellow-man. But wo are in pool shape
to whip the British at preheat, at all events ou
the scene of the dlbputc. We might walk up
Into Canada and wipe out every vestige of
British rule there; but Britannia "it appears,
still rules the waves, and the British naval
quadion now in the Pacific could, probably,
lick the Pacific Squadron of the United States
Navy without even taking off its coat. The
Britifah lmo beven good -ar ships available for
service in the Pacific, and at the head of
thete stands the War Spike, which is as
much better than our best as John L. Sullivan
would be stronger than Marshal 1'. Wilder In a
prize rlug. The best ship we have ou the Pacific
is the cruiser Charleston. All the others are
third-rate, or lower, liven if they were all con
centrated they could make but a poor show
against the British, but as It Is they are scat
tered all the way from Alaska to the Sautoau
Islands. Admiral Hotham, who Is In command
of the British Pacific Squadron, Is the 6amo
Capt. Ilotbain who conducted the bombard
ment of the city of Alexandria in 1S82. The
fact would seem to be ominous, and to call for
some more of that periodical alarm which a
certain hysterical class of newspapers make
about the unprotected condition of our coast
citier. and their liability to bombardment.
But, seriously speaking,thc British aro making
a bigblufl. Lord Salisbury and the British Minis
ter here have been using language as threatening
as is usually employed in diplomatic negotia
tions. The British men-of-war are In the North
ern Pacific for the purpose of threatening and
On the Lakes. Here is how the agreement,
signed on the 29th of April, 1817, bv Secretary of
State Richard Rush on behalf of the United
"This Government agrees that the naval force
to be maintained upon the Lakes of the United
States and Great Britain shall henceforth be
confined to the following vessels ou each side,
that is, on Lake Ontario, to ono vessel not ex
ceeding 100-tons burden and armed with an 18
pound cannon. On the Upper Lakes, to two
vessels not exceeding the like burden each and
armed with like force, and on the waters of
Lake Champlain to one vessel not exceeding
like burden, and armed with like force. And
It agrees that all other armed vessels on these
coercing us, and the threat seems to have had lakes shall bo forthwith dismantled, and that
effect. Two months ago the Secretary of the
Treasury, In accordance with the act of March '
2, 1889, and the President's annual proclama
tion under that act, ordered three revenue cut
ters to Behrlng Sea and Instructed the com
manders to prevent all seal poaching by ar
resting the poachers ajid seizing their vessels.
But within the past few days the same Secre- ,
tary dispatched a special messenger to the
Pacific with new Instructions cauceling those
formerly given, and practically directing the
commauders of the revenue cutters to refrain
from making arrests or seizures of men or
vessels fiylug the British fiag; In other words, i
instructing them to refraiu from executing '
the law of March 2, 1SS9, a law which was i
passed by Congress in circumstances of great '
urgency, and which was intended as a declara-
tlou by the highest constituted authority of the
American position In the dispute with Great '
Britain about the seal fisheries of Behring Sea.
Section 3 of the act "To provide for the pro- i
tcclion of the salmon fisheries of Alaska," ap- ,
proved March 2, 18S9, reads as follows: "That '
section 1,950 of the Revised Statu'tes of the '
United States Is hereby declared to include and
apply to all the dominion of the United States
In the waters of Belli ing Sea, and It shall be the i
duty of the President, at a timely season in '
eacli year, to issue a proclamation and cause
the B.tino to he published for one month In at !
least one newspaper, if any such there bo pub
lished, at each United States port of entry ou
the Pacific Coast, warning all persons against '
entering said waters for the purpose of violat- I
ing the provision of said section, and he shall I
also cause one or more vessels of the United
Slates to diligently cruise In said waters and
arrest all persons and seize all vessels found to
no other vessels of war shall ho there built or
There is a peaceful region, but a bad place for
a ship-yard, as Mr. Wheeler has found out.
Some of the members of the Press Gallery
say they do not agree with the paragraph
prlntod in this column last Sunday advocating
such a change of the rules as would put clerks
employed In the Executive Departments upon
an equal footing with clerks employed in Con
gress, so far as admission to the Press Gallery
is concerned. They argue that the two cases
are quite different, especially in the fact that
while the Legislative employe has ample time
to attend In the gallery, the Executive em
ploye has no time to be In the gallery and at
tend to his clerical duties. I don't think the
distinction is a good one. The presumption is
that a Government clerk", whether employed
by the Legislative or the Executive branch of
the Governtneut, has clerical duties to per
form, and if the one has time to spare
for newspaper work, why not the other?
Now, there, for Instance, is Mr. W. E. Curtlss,
Secretary Blaine's chief assistant and the special
agent of the State Department. Ho is at the
same timo the correspondent of the Chicago
Daily News. I don't seo why ho should bo ex
cluded from tho Press Gallery auy more than
the man who is clerk to ono of tho House Com
mittees and is still admitted to tho gallery. The
rule that makes such a disci Imlnatlon as that,
I think, is a had rule and ought to he amended.
All ought to bo admitted or all excluded.
Tho present session of
Congress Is tho only
tuVLX ! J"0" " voice of
'""i nooiimucuiu touu auovo mo general
din; tho only session where tho Committee on
j.anor did not get several days set apart for tho
1 ho terms of tho act are mandatory, and it i
will lie strange if the threats of Great Britain ,
prevent the execution of the law.
The experience of tho past gives tho average J
consideration of labor hills bv tho House: tho
only session when uu general labor legislation
has been either passed or considered. How Is
American great confidence In tho future, oven if 1 t1'8 ? I,as laoor " oro demands to make ?
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present appearances should be unfavorable.
This was Illustrated the other day by a discus
sion of the Behring Sea situation between an
American aud an Englishman. The Briton, In
a jocular and friendly way, but still with a good
deal of prido in British prowess aud tho British
navy, said: "Well, we're going to whip you fel
lows out of your boots." Tho Yaukeo simply
replied quietly: "What: Again?"
It was a strange little clrcumstanso which
deprived tho shipbuilding firm of which Rep
resentative Wheeler, of Michigan, is the head
ot tho contract which was awarded by the Navy
Department tho other day for tho bulldlug of it
now piactlce ship. Mr. Wheeler was the lowest
bidder, but because his ship-yard was'eltuated
on Lake Michigan he could not get tho con
tract. And why? Because In 1817 tho gov
ernments of England and the United Stes
inadeau arrangement, which still stands, ihat
neither power should maintain any naval forces
Or is It that tho present Congress doesn't caro
a fig about labor ?
There is to bo no cold-blooded bargaining
between tho Democrats and tho Republicans in
the Senate about the Tariff bill or tho Federal
Election bill; no dicker looking to tho early
and speedy passage of the Tariff bill In con
sideration of the postponement of the Federal
Election bill until next session, It will prob
ably bo a repetition of two years ago, and Con
gress will continue- in session until half tho
campaign Is over.
Republican Senators arc not certain of what
thoy can do; they aro by no means sure oven
of what they ought to do, and while- Congres
sional nominations and elections aro pending
they would prefer to keep things lu a stato of
6Uspeiiso and uncertainty rather thau ruu tho
risk of committing a fatal blunder by positive
action. Leading Senators tell me thoy do not
expect that Congress will adjourn before
tho 1st tjf October. The tendency of things is
toward i continuous sitting of Congress all
the year round. When that timo comes then
Congress, like tho poor, will be always with us.
Among the employes of the House of Repre
sentatives opinions are divided about, young
Mr. James G. Blaine, who is clerk to the Com
mitteo on Foreign Affairs, of which Mr. Hitt, of
Illinois, is chairman. Some say he is a very im
pertinent, troublesome young man, who plays
upon his relationship with the Secretary of State,
and habitually assumes privileges which do not
belong to tho position ho holds. Others say ho
is a most modest, obliging, and well-mannered
young gentleman, who never speaks of pa and
never shows any disposition to lord it over his
neighbors of less distinguished parentage: One
thing is certain, that when Speaker Reed is iu
the chair young Mr. Blaino cannot be on tho
iloor of tho House out of his timo or create a
disturbance there without being ejected, as was
practically demonstrated ono day last week.
If half the current reports bo tmo morals in
the Government Printing Office are at a low
ebb. Tho Treasury Department is the homo of
original innocenco by comparison, and the
Treasury Department has had aspersions cast
upon its moral character for a long time.
Thoy say that ono of tho most responsible posi
tions in the Government Printing Ofilco Is filled
by a man who openly acknowledges that his
wife keops ono of tho most notorious resorts of
immorality in Indianapolis. Mattio Douglas
is tho name of tho woman, and sho Is said to
havo been in Washington quito recontly on a
visit to her husband. Tho man, who received
one of the first appointments mado after Mr.
Palmer became Public Printer, Is said to bo a
special protege of President Harrison's, and
the President, who takes such an Interest iu tho
man, cannot but know what seems to bo a mat
ter of common knowledge in Indianapolis.
I hen there aro 6tories of the reappearance on
the scone of scoundrels and hlnnkmmnln whn
wcro discharged by former Public Printers on
account of scoundrellsm and blackguardism,
which rendered them utterly unfit for Govern
ment employmontand unworthy to bo permitted
to mingle with decent peoplo anywhere Mr.
Palmer had better look to tho reputation of his
Somohody in the Press Gallery tho other day
said that Icomaii Turner was tho Louis J. Lang
of statesmanship, and that Louis J. Limn- wnR
the Iceman 1 urner of journalism. I report tho
fact so that the two gentlemen may havo it out
with each other at their convenience.
The house on Farragut Squaro in which Sec
rotary Tracy'., family met with such a terrible
catastropho last Fobruarv has been torn to tho
ground. The charred walls no longer stand up
as tho grim and ghastly reminder of that dread
After all, low politics is not;as bad as high
militarism. It Is hotter to havo the scurvy
politicians catering to tho riff-raff than to havo
Army aud Navy officers tramping on decent
peoplo. If there were not enough politics to
make a change lit tho heads of tho War and
Navy Departments once in it while, thcro would
boa very poor show for the civilian who should
havo occasion to eall at theso Departments, I
am glad that theso Departments aro still under
the direction of civilian Secretaries, and
1 had occasion ono day last week to
bo thaukful for it. I had been under
tho necessity of applying to a bureau officer
who is a regular naval officer for some In
formation not at all of a specially secret kind,
but the naval officer was not disposed to give
any information at all. He was not bound, he
said, to give information to tho newspapers or
to tho public. Ho could not even grant access
to a printed book or a newspaper belonging to
tho bureau, because all the information pos
sessed by that bureau is confidential. Even
the bureau's copy of "Robinson Cruso" or "Iuno
noccnts Abroad" Is confidential, strictly confi
dential. And notwithstanding that this offi
cer managed to keep his own bureau so very
secretive ho How quite into a rago as ho con
templated the unwarrantable amount of Infor
mation that was regularly given to tho public
by other bureaux. Only some Government
like this, he said, would ever glvo to tho public
aud tho world the valuable Information con
tained In tho Register of the Navy, for
instance. If he had his way there .
would be no nousenso from mere civilians.
But Secretary Tracy is a different kind of a man.
I had no difficulty in reaching the Secretary and
telling him what I wanted, and as soon as ho
had learned this he rang a bell for the officer,
and ordered him to furnish mo with tho infor
mation 1 had requested. Thero is no nonsense
about Secretary Tracy, and the military inso
lonco nnd superciliousness of tho officers will
bo kept in check while ho is at the head of the
Department. David Lmwswsv.
"Who is tho HoiiHlblo iiiun ? Tho man who
ndvortlsoH In Tho Suiuliiy Iloralri. lSecuuso
It is tho most thoroughly roail Sunday
paper in tlto District of Columbia.
HOW PERFUMES ARE MADE.
Distillation, 3'orinntutIon, ami liven lioil
iiiR in Iiitrtl Itosortud to.
From the Pall Mall Budprot.
Those dainty, dellcato perfumes which tho
superfine and tho vulgar alike enjoy aro obtained
in a very prosaic way. They aro produced in a
land where tho llowcrs aro perennial. In distil
lation the llowers aro boiled in an hermetically
sealed copper vessel. Tho steam as it condenses
in Its passago through it spiral coll exudes tho
volatllo essenco diop by drop, and it is collected
in a small glass vessel. The water In the coppor
retains a small portion of tho scent and becomes
tho rose water or orango-fiower water of trade.
All llowers are not susceptible of this treatment,
and those that aro produco hut a minute- quan
tity, tho orange flower, for instance, giving but
one-thousandth part. The volatile essences thus
obtained, combined and mixed togother with a
certain quantity of alcohol, aroused in tho prep
aration and as tho basis of eau de cologne, toilet
vinegar, lavender water, etc.
The perfume from llowers which do not con
tain tho volatllo essence is extracted by two pro
cesses. In tho first or cold process cassle, jessa
mine, jonquils, tuberoses, violets, and somo
other llowers, freshly gathered, aro placed upon
a layer of pure lard, a quarter of an inch in
thickness, spread over glass trays. Tho llowers
aro changed overy twolve, eighteen, or twenty
four hours, according to circumstances, until
tho lard is sufficiently charged with perfume.
Jessamine and tuberose are changed as often as
fifty times, and the other llowers from twenty to
When tho hot process is resorted to grease is
placed iu a copper vessel, together with tho
llowers, and thocompound is boiled. Additional
llowers are addedfrom time to timo until the fat
has absorbed the requisite amount of perfume.
By another process tho perfumes are extracted
from tho fats, and by blendlug theso with tho
different essences tho numerous scents aro ob
tained. Cortain perfumes which aro of groat use
iu tho manufacture of scents can ouly bo ob
tained bythefermoutationof fruits, llowers, aud
Houricu's Extra Palo Lajrer. Ask for it.