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rHE SUINIDA.Y HERALD, SUNDAY. AUGUST 24. 1890.
In addition to our Great Clearing Sale, owing to improvements now going on, we had the misfortune of being
flooded by Wednesday night's storm, by which we sustained over 2,000 damage in Dry Goods and Millinery,
which we offer at a great sacrifice. In addition to our sale of Wet Goods, we offer the following additional bar
gains until our improvements are completed. Don't fail to call to make use of this opportunity.
Light Surah Silk reduced
India Silk reduced from
Ginghams reduced from
Satteens reduced from
THE GL01U0US OLD GUARD.
IT HAD A
The Old IJoys Feel Very Proud of the Selec
tion of Judge Vcazey, an Honorary Mem
ber of the Corps, as the Commander-in-Chief
Pleasant Incidents In Boston.
The Old Guard arrived home last Sunday
night with forty-four of the original number of
members who attended the twenty-fourth Na
tional Encampment of the G. A. R. at Boston.
Sixteen of the vets took advantage of their fur
loughs to extend the trip into Maine, New
Hampshire, and New York, revIsitinKthe6cenes
of their boyhood days. The corps, however,
made a handsome appearance as it marched up
the Avenue, headed by the United States Third
Artillery Band. Thernerabcrs speak in glowing
terms of tbo kind treatment and courteous re
ception accorded them by the citizens of Boston.
The corps was met on its arrival by the Admiral
Dahlgren Post No. SJ, accompanied by a baud of
forty pieces, and escorted to their quarters.
Dahlgren Post Is one of the finest in Bostou.
They had seven hundred members in line, at
tired in natty blue uniforms and white helmets,
the coat being of tho Prince Albert style.
In the grand parade on Tuesday tho corps
maintained its well-earned laurels, iharcbiug
as escort to the Department of the Potomac,
and, according to the Boston press, received the
vigorous applause of the assembled thousands.
"All along the lino it became a perfect ovatiou.
It was tho only organization that preserved
intact Its original formation." The narrowness
of the streets In the business portion of the city
had forced the crowd almost to tho railroad
track, which broke up the solid front of the dif
ferent commands, forcing them Into column of
fours. Capt. Edgar ordered Hankers placed on
tho light and left of tho column, who, with
their muskets at arms port, forced thousands
baclc to tho curb, thus enabling the command
to march lu column of platoons, twelve files
front, from stmt to flnlbli. Tho parade was
eoven hours in passiug a given point.
The comrades are highly elated over the fact
that one of their honorary members, Judge
Wheelock G. Veazoy. was elevated to tho high
position of Conirnander-ln-Chlef, and in appre
ciation of the honor tendered their comrade a
serenade at the Tremont House, an account of
which is clipped from tho Boston eraW of the
"When the crowd had been partly Intro
duced it was announced that the Old Guard, of
Washington, with the Third Artillery Band,
would bbou bo piesent and serenade the new
commander. They arrived shortly befoio 10
o'clock, and the bund took a position under the
wludows on Truiuoiit street, while tho Old Guard
came up to congi.itulute tho Judge. With their
entrance tho icecption changed to a distinctly
i. i. anair, aim men Irom Itogers Post 14,
Hutlaud, Vt., mingled with tho Old Guard and
marched into the room together. When everv
one had shaken tho comtni.nder's hand the band
came into the hallway of the hotel and played
an air or two. Tho Old Guard Octette rendered
a beautiful selection, which was warmly ap
plauded, and at its conclusion Judge Vea.oy
stepped forward and spoke to his usscmblcd
comrades. Ho said:
" 'Comrades, 1 wish I had a voice left which
was adequate to express to you the feeling of
gratitude I have for your kindness in thus hon
oring me. Tho tiouble Is that Boston has been
too much for me. I have talked t ten thousand
people, and 1 am used up lu regard to voice, but
from 75c. to 40c.
65c. to 45c.
12ic. to 9c.
15c. to 8c. Outing Cloths reduced from 12ic. to 7c.
Our entire stock of Hats, Bonnets, and Flowers will be slaughtered.
have no Branch Store,
in nothing else. I thought that when you made
me au honorary member of your company, (Old
Guard,) which always saw its duty clearly out
lined ahead and followed tho call regardless of
cost, you had done me an honor beyond repay,
and now, when I see this last expression of j'our
kindness and good will I can't find words to ex
press my feelings. -My voice is hu6ky from con
tinued use, and I beg you to excuse me and lis
ten for a moment to Col. 'A. M. Munser, Depart
ment Commander of Vermont, who lost au arm
in the service, but came out with a whole
After Col. Munser's speech Col. Cogswell,
Department Commander of Now Hampshire,
was introduced and paid a high compliment to
the new Commander-in-Chief. The Kov. E. J.
Ilcnslow, of Vermont, was the noxfc to speak.
As Dr. Kenslow ceased, Capt. J. M. Pipes, color
guard of the Old Guard, stepped forward and
said: "Comrades, whereas our new Commander-in-Chief
has a daughter whose birthday
was on the morning of tho Battle of Gettysburg,
and whose name is that of the famous fight, I
have, with the permission of our officers and
comrades, secured a badge of our association,
and since it is the will of our organization, 1
will now pin it to the dress of Miss Gettysburg
Veazcy, making her an honorary member of
Tho act was accompanied by thunderous ap
plause, and it deepened when Commander
vcazey explained that his daughter was mar
ried to a Washington man, and was now Annie
O. S. Walton, the husband of Commander
Veazey's daughter, wns much embarrassed, but
stood his ground as tho whole Old Guard filed
up and shook their new comrade's hand. Mrs.
Walton is the first woman in tho country to bo
thus honored, and felt highly gratified with
such an expression of the Old Guard's friend
ship. On Thursday tho corps, accompanied by. its
honorary members and lady frleuds, in accord
ance with a previously accepted invitation,
visited Marblehead, about an hour's rldu by
rail from Boston. The ladles were taken charge
of by tbo W. It. C. of that district, while tho
corps made a march through tho town under
the escort of tho local post, visiting points of
historic iuterest. A halt was made In front of
tho Baptist Church, where the command was
welcomed in an eloquent speech by the Itev.
Mr. Bacon. An interesting feature at this point
was tho appearance of tho Sabbath-school chil
dren, bearing trays of boutonnleres. They
passed through tho column and pinned upon
the breast of each gray and grizzled veteran
these tokens of affectiou and esteem. The offi
cers were presented each with a handsome
bouquet of fresh cut ilowers. The day ended
with a grand banquet, the tables being bounti
fully sunnlled with all the delicacies of tho sea
son. Tho repast was enlivened with music and
eloquent responses te patriotic toasts by promi
nent citizens oi tno town.
On Friday the corps was taken in charge by
a committee from Uen. Lander Post No. 5, of
Lynn', Mass. Cais were taken for that great
shoe-muuufacturlng town, where tho corps was
received In a speech of welcome by Hon. John
B. Ally, ex-member of Congress. Capt. Edgar
responded on behalf of tho corps. Barges wuro
provided in Washington they are called omni
buses in which tho comrades, honorary mem
bers, and ladies were driven to tho famous Na
haut Beach, about two miles .distant, where,
without any cut-or-drled effect of official cere
monv. tho whole nartv sat down to a clam and
fish dinner, provided by tho post, and to say
that justice waB done the viands Is unnecessary.
Washington money proved bad currency, as it
was swept from the counter whenever oiTered.
The Gen. Lander Post has a membership of
about 1,200, composed of sonio of tho best and
wealthiest citizens of the place. Tho post owns
Its own hall, which Is handsomely furnished
throughout, also an opera house, to which the
visitors were takcu aud iuvlted to inspect tho
China Silk reduced from 75c. to 50c.
Full line of Henrietta Cloth reduced from 62c. to 45c.
French Satteens reduced from 35c. to 20c.
nor are we connected
Interior arrangement. The value of their real
estate amounts to $30,000.
At both Marblehead aud Lynn the comrades
and citizens vied with each other to give tho Old
Guard an old-fashioned Yankee welcome, inter
mingled with a dash, feeling, aud hearty spirit
Saturday, tho last day in Boston, tho members
divided into squads aud visited Bunker Hill
Monument, Nantasket Beach, Plymouth, and
other points of interest.
The trip has ended, anil the members are
unanimous in tho opinion that the kind recep
tion, good feeling, aud open-hearted hospitality
accorded them in the Old Bay State has never
been surpassed at any previous encampment.
That of Marblehead and Lynn especially will
ever linger as a sweet memory in tho hearts of
the comrades of the Old Guard, with au assur
ance that at some time in tho near iuturo an ap
propriate acknowledgment will be made.
ANACOSTIA. IS KXOITIDI).
At Least a Portion of it In, and It's About
tho School Trusteeship.
Anacostia, Aug. 22. I hereby spreadeagle
ize every tail-feather In my foliage and iufiate
my lungs like tho head of a Washington corre
spondent for tho purpose of venting a multi-horse-power
and hypervolcauic howl that will
resound through without change to tho funeral
of unborn ages, break tho neck of your presses,
and discolorate both eyes of the reader. This
howl Is thundcrboltcd fortissimo Sulllvanissimo
from tho shoulder at tho Anncostia Citizens'
Donkeyoclation. Dr. Wltmer, of St. Elizabeth
and the Berlin Medical Congress, Is the school
trustee for Anacostia now and forever. Givo us
Witmer or give us death. If any citizens' asso
ciation dare to haul him down shoot It on tho
snot. Ho has made a stralght-fiiieh, ace-high
record as trustee, and has never been caught
asleep at his post. His administration of this
office has been clean, cloar-starched, and grass- I
bleached. I have seen pretty much everything
from sweetbreads financlero en coqulllo au jus j
with asparagus tops aud trullles down to codfish
balls and cabbage, I have made tho acquaintance
of pictty much everything from tho Pyramids of
Egypt all tho way down to Benjamin Harrison,
of everything from a moonshine still to a tem
perance tent, and from Shakespeare to Bennlngs
Bard, but I havo never struck a knot that filled
a knot-hole snugger than Dr. Wltmer fills tho
Anacostia school trusteeship. Ho was made to
order for that office, and fits it without a
wrinkle from the collar to tho 6hlrt. It
is claimed he is inaccessible. This is all
claim. You can microscope this claim, wash
it oil with a fine-tooth comb, and filter It
through a mosquito net without catching
a single truth from its Atlantic to its Pacific.
Dr. Wltmer holds forth at St. Elizabeth, afow
hundred yards away, with telephonic communi
cation and accessible by a highly macadamized
road. This road is not as hard to travel as Jor
dan and Is neither so btcop, slippery, nor narrow
as Christians aro used to, Gentlemen of tho as
sociation, what do you want? Do you want
that road carpeted, upholstered, frescoed, and
hung with oil paintings? Do you want oteam
heaters, wash tubs, passenger elevators, conver
sation settees, and close-communion divans sit
uated along the route? Dr. Wltmer is only
about five feet seven from tho cellar to tho base
ment, but ho'b a man iu a nutshell. He Is a
whole column of manhood condensed to ono
paragraph. No editor can find an opening to
hit him with a blue pencil. Tho goutlemun
nominated to succeed him is Dr. A. M. Green.
Ho is the color sergeant, filo-closer, and utility
man of tho dry-water brigade of tho temperance
army. He would not oven sweeten his coffpo
with molasses drawn from a jug, He would not
accept deadhead tickets to attend tho minstrels
because they wear i.ork on their faces. Ho al
ways drinks out of tho pitcher to avoid a glass.
with any other establishment. Beware, of
Ho even dilutes water before drinking it. Ho is
going to disfranchise all letters employed in tho
word "whisky" and force them to resign their
positions in the alphabet, lie always keeps to
the right to prevent being seen on tho port side.
It would make him dizzy to bo extra dry. Dr.
Green Is a capable, kind, and energetic gentle
man, but 1 object.
Besides being a waterman ho is a surgeon
dentist a real estate broker, an insurance
agent, a buildiug associatlonist, a banker,
a builder, a contractor, a designer, a telegra
pher, an electrician, a poet, a musician, and a
tourist. It looks as though ho has beeu fishing
for honor with a seine. It would bo inhuman
to make him bear responsibility for anything
else. Don't break his back with this last straw.
Tho action of tho association is a Hank move
ment to erase Mr. II. S. Petty as local superin
tendent. Mr. Petty was a soldier under Pick
ett, and needs no other indorsement than this.
Let him rest. Tho reason why tho salaryless
position of trustee 16 In such request is that it
ail'ords room f r intercourse with the District
Commissioners, thus enabling tho trustee to
gain their car for such improvements in his
neighborhood as ho desireth. The schemo was
well worked by ono of Dr. Witmer's predeces
sors. Tho incumbent is free from this flaw,
no has not made publh office a private gain.
Ills residence, though not in tho centro of pop
1 ulation, Is convenient to tho schools embraced
within his district. Tho walls of St. Elizabeth
do not circumscribe his range of mental vision.
His viows are broad. Ho is appronchablo by
the humblest brogan-shod citizen. Gontlcmea
of the Anacostia Citizens' Association, hands
off I ! Ipse.
A clergyman, nfter years of suffering from
that loathsome dlseaso Catarrh, and vainly trying-
ovory known remedy, at last found a pro
scription which completely ourcd and saved him
from death. Any sulTerer from this dreadful
dlseaso Bonding a self-addressed stamped onvo
lopo to Prof. J. A. Lawronco, 88 Warren street,
New York, will rccoivotho reclpofreoof ehargo-
A personally-conducted excursion to tho Cav
ern of Luroy will lenvo 11. and O. station 8i0 A.
M. Wednesday, September 0. Hound trip, In
cluding admission to the Caves, $3.60. Uescrvo
your seats In ad vanoo without oxtra cost at 010
and 1351 Pennsylvania avonuo.
Calls Attention to His Largo Stock of
CHASE A; OADLEU, WHEELOCK. BKIGGS,
J1EIIN1NG, AND OTHER
IE? X AIsTOS.
Sold on Installments. Exchanged, Itentcd,
Repaired, Tuned, Moj'ed, aud Stored.
Violins. HJaci.jow, and fniiitiwH.
&tviifti a Specialty.
SHEET MUSIC and -MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
At the Old Stund, t2o Pounu. Ave.
LADIES! LADIES!! LADIES!!!
IS THE ONLY
Hat and Bonnet Frame Manufacturer
In tno city. Callaud eca nor Now Shapes. Illoach
ingand Pressing. Straw audFolt Hata Altered
to tho Latest Styles. Ordors promptly attended
to.Tl 000 G STREET NOKTIIWEST. mr3My
GENTS' IKESS SJULK MATS,
$5, $0, and $8.
SPRIXtit STYLES DERItTS,
$1.50. $3, $2. CO, $3, $15.50, and $-1.
SPRING STYMES SOFT HATS
$1, $1.50, $2, $3.50, $3, $3.50, $1,
$1.50, $5. and $0.
HOYS' DEEBY MATS,
$1.60, $3, and $3.50.
Boys' ClotU ami Soft Hats,
75c, $1, $1.50, $3, and $3.50.
JLadics' Itiding Mats and Cap.s.
Canes and TJrnbi'ellas.
Leather Hat Boxes.
JAMES Y. DAVIS' SONS
120.1 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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W. J. THOROWGOOD & OO.
HAVE UHMOVED TO THEIIt
H23 NEW YOIIK AVENUE N. W.,
WIIEUE THEY HAVE IN STOCK
A FULL LINE OF
WALL PAPERS. SHADES, AND ROOM
ALL AVOIUC FIHST-OLASS AND AT
A. FINES LirE
NEW FALL STYLES
IN STOCK AT
BE1 X.OW PRICES.
Seventeenth St, and Penn. Ave. N. W.
TELEPHONE, 003-3. oo27-tri
I'lnd advance. Particulars nnil Kntnnlti nn
niTADV Fueb. Woroeanwhatwoeay, Htand.
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