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THE EVENING TIMES; THUJZ.SDAr, OCTOBER 31, 1895.
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THE TIMES CIKCUEATIOX.
Phenomenal Increase Lend Its nival
to Resort to Underhand Methods.
Since The Times began publishing it"
worn circulation statements, cries of
distress have from time to time been
heard from the camps uf its competitors.
But, It was only -when the strongest rival
was overtaken and distanced la the race
for popularity that underhand tucUiods
wbiclLwould not be tolerated In ordinary
business transactions, were called into use.
The numerous merchants who have been,
approached, and who liave kindly kept Tbo
Times Informed, afford other advertisers
the best evidence of tho strength of The
Times, and its value as an advertising
medium a strength that cannot be shaken
o long nsrnore than 100,0071 caders daily
say that The Times is their favorite paper.
The total number of copies of The Times
actually sold and distributed during the
part week -was 228,405, showing a gain
over the preceding week ot 1,020, and
60,94- more than its nearest rival. These
figures speak for themselves and are not
affected by slanderous tongues.
Circulation brings results, and merchants
who uso The Times obtain the results for
which they advertise-
The circulation of The Times for tho
Week ending October 27 was as follows:
Monday, Oct. 21 33,700
Thursday, Oct. 24 34,034
Saturday, Oct. 20 34,08!)
I solemnly swear that the above Is a cor
rect statement of the dally circulation of
THE WASHINGTON TIMES for the week
ending Octolwr 27, 181)5. and llmt nil
.Uie copies were actual!" sold or mailed
for a valuable consideration and tlvin ered
to bona fide purchasers or subscrlticrs:
also, that none of them were returned or
remain in the office undelivered.
J. MILTON YOUNli. Cashier.
8ubribed and sworn to before me this
18th day of October. A. D. 1805.
ERNEST G. THOMPSON.
Unless the strained situation in Arkansas
be suddenly revolutionized, which docs
not apiear to be possible at this writing,
the heavy ot weight and light of head cham
pions of the fistic arena will not fight at
Hot Springs or any other place.
Thewsultof all the excitement of the past
several weeks; the work of an extraordi
nary legislature; Uie arrest of the fighters:
the ae-tiWty of civil authorities, and the
calling out ot trained militia, armed cap-a-pie,
must have been .very pleasing to the
vanity of men of the intellectual cahlier
of Corbelt and Fitzslmmons, though some
what painful to the sensibilities of the
more refined elements of American citi
zenship. The outcome is doubtless most satisfac
tory to the pugs. Neither of them really
desired to fight The advertisement liicy
have received may be of more benefit to
them than any possible result ot the fight,
though it K within the possibilities that ILcir
oivn public may be so disgusted with their
performance that the prize fight drama
ot the future will decline and fail for lack
The brightest feature of the whole nau
seating performance Is that the pugs will
now drop Into deserved obscurity, and
that public prize fighting for sensational
pjrscs is forever at an end In the United
11LOW AT JACKSON CITY.
Words are hardly adequate to express
Che satisfaction that all respecters of law
and order, honesty and decency, must feci
at the action of the grand jury of Alexan
dria County yesterday In finding true bills
of Indictment against the gamblers and
iceiicrs of all outlaw places at the south
end of Long Bridge.
She has been long coming, and has been
very, tery blind; but Dame Justice ap
pears to have made a vigorous descent
in the right place at last.
The persons under indictnient will now
have to take their chances In formal trials,
and It is probable their -influence" will
not make Itself felt in Mich circumstances
as it has in the past In preventing prosecu
tion. There is no doubt hi regard to the
illegal and criminal nature ot the calling
pursued by these persons, and there seems
to be but one lHinsible result from the In
dictments, which is their conviction and
punishment and the termination ot their
nefarious business In the locality which it
has so long disgraced.
It is tube hoped thelurticlmcnts have been
so perfectly drawn that the prosecuting at
torney will not be relieved by technical
quibbles from a strict and fearless and
speedy performance oflils duty.
TEXAS ASU VIRGINIA.
The authorities and people ot Alexandria
County deserve no compliment for permit
ting the law to take its course In the case
of the man who was sentenced yesterday
to be hanged. They bat proceeded In an or
derly manner to measure out justice to a
One cannot avoid, however, contrast
ing Virginia with Texas methods, to the
high credit ot the former. The Virginia
man's offense wa similar to that of the
Texas criminal, but the latter was grad
ually roasted to death, and, what was even
worse than that, thousands of citizens looked
on with the most enthusiastic approval, ex
hibiting a satisfaction that, was scarcely
less fiendish than the act of the victim.
Gov. Culberson "has taken -prompt steps
toward punishment ol the citizens who led
In the awful work at Tyler, and thug con
tributes what he can to uphold the scat
tered remnants of the State's reputation;
but it Is probable his efforts will avail
nothing more than they did in a former
case of the roasting alive of a creature
guilty ot an offnse similar to that which
led to the blood-curdling occurrence at
Tyler on Tuesday.
Citizens of Virginia mustexperience a
deep satisfaction that they permit the law
to deal with their criminals, and that even
amid great excitement the short shritt
and the long rope Is employed rather than
the torch and fagot.
ENTHUSIASM FOB CTJHA.
Everyone who loves freedom, regard
less of race. In America, and especially In
Washington, Is so brimful or enthusiasm for
a great meeting this evening at Melzerott
Hall that rain and atmospheric gloom can
not affect it.
Every man, woman and youth who is
imbued with patriotic fire should be pres
ent. and lend-voice to the occasion.
Cubans recognize and rejoice in this
fraternal feeling. One who is now in tills
city, but who for good reasons does not
wish at this moment to be identified, fur
nishes the following expression hi his own
language which will be read with deep
VIVA CUBA I,initE!
No hay duda ninguna sobre la slmpatia
del pueblo Americano por los Cubanos.
Kilns lian demostrado en todas ocasiones
que la condlcion en Cuba es una que
ninguna comunldad civlllzada puede ver
sin indignarse con la injustlcia del gobierao
espanol en Cuba.
El eentimlcnto en csta cindad se vera
en el meeting que so vcrificara esta noclie
aqul, que la capital de estc gran nacionesta
de acucrdo con el rcsto del pais en denun
ciar el sistcma atroz delgobierno espanol en
Sera superfluo refirlr las atrocldadcs
que se lian pcrpetrado en Cuba durante el
ultimo medio siglo, porque ban sldo evident
es al mundo por niuchos auos.
No hay duda ninguna que el meeting
de csta noche en Metzrott Hall y aquellos
que se lian veriflcado y que se vcrificaran
en las dlferentcs cludades de los Estndos
Unldos seran de tanta Iniportancia que cl
Congreso no puede menos que touiar parte
en cl reconocimlento de los dercchos be
hgerantes de los revoluclonarios Cubanos.
Los seuorcs que lian becho niascsfuerzas
en llevar a cabo este meeting, son los prln
clpales do las difercntes profesiones y
oficios de la ciudad de Washington. EIlos
contestaron espoutaneamente a la voz de
socorro que venia de aquclla Isla que tanto
lia sufrldo; y lian trabajado Incesautemenlo
para hacer cl meeting tencr el buen exito,
que no iiay duda quo tendra.
LONG LIVE FREE CUBA!
There is no doubt as to the sympathy of
the American public with the Cuban).
It has shown at all opportunities that
the condition in Cuba is oue on which no
civilized community can look without
arousing deep feelings of indignation at
the Injustice of Spanish rule in Cuba.
As to the sentiment In this city, it will
be seen at the meeting to be held this even
ing that the Capital of this great nation
Is in accord with the rest of the country
In denouncing the outrageous system of
government In Cuba.
It will be superfluous to recount the out
rages which have been perpetrated in
Cuba during the last half century, as they
have been evident to the workl for many
Sufnce to say that the people of this
couutry are in thorough sympathy with the
patriots who arc making such a gallant
fight against Spanish tyranny.
There is no doubt that the meeting
which is to be held to-nieht at Metzcrott
Hall, and tbo-se that have been held and
will be held in different cities of the United
States, are of such importance that Con
gress cannot but take action in recom
mending the recognition of belligerent
rights to the Cubans.
The gentlemen who have been instru
mental in arranging this meeting are lead
ing representatives of the different pro
fessions and trades In Washington. They
answered promptly to the call for help
coming from that long-suffering island, and
they have done yeoman work to make the
meeting the success it, no doubt, will be.
Weather literature and weather discus
sion are apt to be rather perfunctory and.
c ommonplace, but there is food for real en
thusiasm in the prospect that the long
drouth which has terribly afflicted nearly
every State of the Union is at an end.
Official and unofficial predictions have
so often gone astray of late that one ap--proaches
the subject with extreme timid
ity, but the outlook is now so fair for
weather usually called roul that congratu
lations may be offered, even if one must
cautiously attach a string to them.
It is fortunately rare In the meteorologi
cal history of the country that a drouth
of the extent and severity of the one now
apparently ending has been experienced.
Possibly never before have the great lakes
and rivers been so seriously affected.
Large cities have suffered for water for
ordinary uses. Fleets of vessels have been
stranded in rivers and lakes. Traffic, both
international and interstate, has suffered
immeasurable loss. Pasture has been
ruined. Fall crops have been injured In
quantity and quality to an extent that
cannot be estimated. Aud yet, with ail
these calamitous conditions, there is plenty,
prices have not materially advanced for
any necessary of life, and industries are
everywhere increasing the number of the
employed, the wages paid them, and their
output at good prices.
There is no good reason, therefore, for
a calamity howl, even in the presence of
the drouth's great damages. And now
that Jupiter Pluvius seems once more to
have got the upper hand in weather in
vention, even the most lugubrious proph
ets of evil may properly wear a comfort
An Uncxiccted Confession.
Pastor Do yoj ever play with bad little
ooys, J on mile J
Johnnie Yes, sir.
Pastor I'm surjiriscd, Johnnie. Why
don't you play with r:iodJlitle boys?
Johnnie Their manlinas won't lit me!
Acetylene) Gas Stock.
Inquiry at llieofflc-eof tlie AcetylcneGas
Company rllc-iu the informaiioa that a
very considerable amount of the capital
stock or tLe company has already been sub
scribed for aud that the balance of the
amount to be sold will b offered next
week at an advanced .price.
The officers of the company state that
a large plant Is under contract and. in
course or construction at Niagara Falls
for rhe manufacture or carbide. It Is
thought that the carbide will soon be
re?T.5'.fJF "''IPtnent In large quantities.
All indications point to m speedy In
troduction of the light Into Washington.
AMONG THE UNIVERSITIES
Field Day Attracting Great Atten- j
tion Fronf Georgetown Students.
Int iTPst loir Chemical Experiments
With the Strongest Intoxicant in
the- 'World at the Columbian.
Field and track day Is the all-absorbing
topic of Interest In Georgetown tills week,
and In every class the most energetic prepa
raliousareluprogrcss tomake tliemeetliign
success. IfuiJi satisfaction is expressed
that several local athletic dabs will par
ticipate. Including theColumblan. Gallaudet.
and tionzaga associations
Interest Is' naturally centered In Wefers,
who will make bis first appearance In Wash
ington, and in McUouough, who has a big
record as runner-
The lllggi library has beea much improved
during the past vacation, and-It Is one of
the batidaoniest reading rooms in the city.
Father Henry SbaiHleile, who haslatelybeen
appointed libra riau,habinaugura ted several
notable features. Among these is a sliding
support adjusted beneath each mwof books,
and is intended as a convenience and u sup
port in consulting books of reference. The
library lias now ovir VO.UOi) volumes.
The riillodcnilc holds its weekly meet
ings, and is now discussing the social and
economic questions of the day. A public
debate neiuru the faculty unci scitool will
soon be given by four selected speakers.
Ucorgeiown is ably represented at tne ed
uactlonal convention in progress IhLi week
at Atlanta by Kev. Francis A. lia mum, H.
J., the Alaslau linguist aud missionary.
Under Ihe leadership ot Mr. G.JJ. John
son the mandolin, banjo and glee club
has entered upon its third year with every
prospect of lar exceeding all its past suc
cesses. There are twenty men in the mandolin
club, eighteen in the banjo Uub and the
rant's ,r I h pImi, lilt, -ru null TiIIimI I hmu-li
some places in the glee club are not yet I
definitely settled. Over thirty new appli
cants nave oeen considered ana tnea ror
places this year.
The duo contemplates a trip ot a week
or mure during the Christmas holidays, and
concerts will also be given la Baltimore.
Philadelphia and probably in other cities
Dr. J. Howard Gore has Jnst returned
from a two weeks' trip- to the Atlanta
Exposition. Dr. Gore Is secretary, or the
Jury of higher awards, and is now busily
engaged in examining the claims of ap
plicants ror gold medal.
Dr. D. W. Prentiss, profes-uir of ma
teria mcdlca. and Dr. Francis P. Morgan,
assistant In the medical school, have just
published an interesting paper on the
physiological cfretts of the plant known
ranillijrly as iniscal buttons. This peculiar
species is found only iu the valley or the
Rio Grande, and is known to scientists 'as
Anhalonlum Lcweuli. It Is one or tin
most powerrul Intoxicants in existi-nce. and
Is used by the Kluwa Indians in their re
This palter is the result or Hrs. Prentiss
and Morgan's personal study and observa
tions, and the description or the hallucina
tions of form and color produced by im
bibing mlscal is one or Ihe most valuable
additions to modem mistical science.
Mr. II. W. Turner, who was graduated
Ironi the Corcoran Scier.llflc School In
1805. has published In the current num
ber or the Journal or Geology a scholarly
paper on "The Age and Succession or Ig
neous Kocks ot the Sierra Madre."
President B. L. Whitman lectured yes
terday nt the Mlucational convention in At
lanta on "Modem Methods in Education."
I)r. Charles E. Munroe. dean or the Cor
coran Scientific School, has Just pnsluced
in the American Chemical an article or
great pracilc.il value to the Navy chem
ists and manufacturers. It is un the most
succcssTul methods of testing cotton that
is to be employed in the manufacture of
gun-cotton. Dr. Munroe lias lately made
several interesting experiments on this
The first lecture in the series of econom
ics given by Hon. Carroll H. Wright will
occur on Monday next at 4:45, McMahon
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, f rotn
3 to J, Mr. Charles P. Neill, the associate
of Commissioner Wright, will lecture on the
theory of sociology und econoitiv applied.
Mr. Nelll occupies a chair iu the Johns
Hopkins and tils lectures on social jiroli
lenis are of national celebrity. At present
Mr. Neill's class at the Catholic Uim ereity
Is studying the prlclples of the great
social systems ami the conditions requi
site for production namely, labor and the
appropriate natural objects,
The students will next consider the
third reoulsite or production, capital:
and Mr. Neill's exposition on this Impor
tant topic Is a subject or great nnticipa
tlnn. Bishop Keane will leave tc-morrow ror
Providence, It. I., where he will give a
series or social lectures.
At the veal cr service on Sunday. Rev.
Philip J. Garngan will Inaugurate the ser
mon course. Ir. Garngan Is one or the
most forcible rprakcrs of the day. and
is a well known temperance and ethical
A large and handsomely framed map
of the plan or the luiiire university build
ings lias been placed near the main en
trance of the Hall or Philosophy. The
plan was made by Henry 11. Looker, of
this cilv. and shows a slight change ironi
Ihe original design for the grounds.
The University Church wiu occupy the
rolling ground between the Divinity and
Philosophy Halls, and on the heart -shaped
curves extending toward the main en
trance, the administration and law and sev
eral laboratories will occupy one side and
tlie college or medicine, chemistry and blol
ogv the other.
The chemical library, through the energy
or 1) r. G rirriu has lust received the complete
series or the "Annates de Chlnile." or Paris,
the oldest chemical Journal In tlie world,
numbering 345 volumes, beginning in
1770 and extending tn 8eptemtcr. liSOH.
Dr. Gnrrin lias also lately received nrty
cases of German laboratory instruments,
which he and his associate. Dr. Frank Cam
eron, are now placing in Tcadiness for tin
class. HOWARD UNIVERSITY.
On Sunday night Dr. Rankin will pre.ii-h
in the university chapel the last or his
series of l-ctu res on schoolroom ethics. The
course has been a very successtul and pleas
ant one. and was a resume or the pleasure
and duties of school life.
Sllss Cook will begin her series ot talks
on the German language and literature at
4:30 to-day. Prof. Richard Foster win
sneak to-morro w al the same hour on plant
Thi! Knrpkn Club holds weekly tneellncs
ana they are very pleasant and iTeditablc
The tennis association is making prepara
tions ror a cranil tournament to he (riven
nbont the tiiMdlc or Not rmlier, and the
various players are prnrticinir dailv on
the collejre campus. Trof. C. C. Cook
Is In rtiarse.
N. T. Fliulicntt. arter an alisence or two
years spent In New 1'ork city, has returned
to the Howard and entered Uhe scientific
course or the Junior das.
Dr. Fairfield, dean or the faculty, who
has liecn seriously indisposed ror the past
two weeks Is very much better.
Two hundred years ago the skirt or a
dress was always called the liase.
The earliest lorni of the glove was a
mere bag ror the hand.
A, foot mantle was the name origi
nally given to a riding skirt.
Bnmuaslin was made and worn as early
as the twelfth century.
Jewish women wore silver liair moons
in their shoes as ornaments.
The rions 1VC!t.
A holiness camp-meeting has been in
progress some time at Haines Grove, a
rew miles rrom Lamar, and shortly after
it had tiigun, a gaudily-painted poster
that astonished the natives in Hint vi
cinity was put up by the roadside,
painted thus: "Eureka! Here we are! Great
Gospel Show and Holy Hippodrome at
HaInesGrove! Greatest display of legen
dary traditions ever placed rn exhibition.
Two performances daily, under the man
agement of Happy Charlie, the world-renowned
pulpit j-uundcr and sky pilot, as
sisted by Hallelujah Jones, the efficient
masticator of yellow-legged chicken.
In our gallery of Gospel myths and l,oIy
relics may he seen the following: Core of
Ihe apple Hint Eve ale; Jacob's ladder;
gold bricks ln.ru the streets of the New
Jerusalem and cinders from tlie other
place; blubLer from Junah'R w hale; urcm
slick ridden by the -witch of Enfur; gang
plank over which the animals -fl-olkid
Into the ark; Noah's leg hook; clnb -n 1th
-which Cam slew .lie!; Satan's- j,okcr and
shovel; Ac, &c New attractions added
dally. Tou keep the rrnb war en rollimr-
-we'll !o the iwt." Xassu City Journal J
I Women's Shoes. .
A $4.50 Shoe at $2.98.
Yery une Vici Kid Lace and Button
Shoes, in all the fashionable shapes and lat
est toes. These shoes were made up espe
cially for finest F street trade, for the WAR
BEN S1IOE HOUSE. - The price we bought
them at warrants us in selling them at less
than the actual cost to manufacture, $2.98.
$5 Russia Shoe for $2.98.
These are ver- fine Russia Tan Shoes
for ladies' winter wear, in lace and button.
They are made of the best material obtain
able, finished in exquisite st3-lc verj- soft and
pliable. Like the others these shoes were
made up for the fine Winter trade of the
WARREN SHOE HOUSE, and were manu
factured to sell at S5. They come in all toes
and styles. Our price is S2.98.
SOME ORATORICAL GIANTS
One Vetera, Bo Does Rot Lag Superflu
ous, Gives Yalnstle Reminiscences.
Boeclier Extemporized or Spoke
from Notes, Talmaze and Storrs
Prepare More Carefully.
A very intelligent critic said to me last
night in the Waldorf. "Beether, Storrs and
Talmage stoi-U at the head of extempo
raneous preachers." tn which I replied:
"IJeecucr, yes; the others, no."
For years I reported Uet-cher's sermons
for the XeW "Cork Times, and lie invariably
handed me his manuscript. His habit was
to go to his study alter a good break
fast Sunday morning, and, having selected
a topic, put down a series or beads, subdi
viding them, with notes or scriptural ref
erences. Now and then he would bate a
sentence or two written in lull. Uls illus
trations were simply suggested by a word
or a line.
1 nave known him at times to have two or
three old-lashinned letter sheets rilled with
introduction or argument, written in a
large, flowing hand. That's all very well
so inrasit went along the line or prepara
tion, but 1 don't believe it was once in lifty
times he ever got beyond the first head
In Its entirety, nnd generally only to the
first subhead, Under the inspiration or
the moment, argument suggesting argu
ment. Illustration blossoming into ftir
ther illustration, his time woukl be rully
occupied, and the remainder was liter
ally lelt undone.
It seems to me a chler glory of lleccher's
genius was the marvelous filncss and pic
turesque effect of his illustrations, some
times prctbongbt, but ordinarily the out
work of the imagination ot the momrat.
Wonderfully affected was he himself, mar
vclously Impressed was he bluiself, by
hls word pictures, children or his poetic
nature. -Borne years before his death,
while walling for Thanksgiving dmner, he
threw hlraselt nt length to rest on an old
fashioned S"fa in the back parlor of my
"That wasja curious mistake you made
this momutg." said I. "You pictured
Liberty sitting regnant in the skies with a
diamond ioepter in her hands. Of course
you mcarit,ja dlamond-poiuud scepter."
Quick aSjO. hath he raised himself on one
elbow, and -with fiery lmpe tusreplieil:"Non
sense, I guess I know what I saw. It was a
Shortlj aHer the assault upon Charles
Sumner in tlie senate in j6o( a meeting or
protest against Ihe outrage was held in the
Broadway Tabernacle in this city. It wjs
desired to have tt entirely in the hands of
tne conservumr en-wem, bo uiai u luikui
be more cfrectlvc. Indeed, its charai-ler
may be understood -when it Is recalled that
Uie chief participants In its procedure were
William M. Evarts, Daniel Lord. Jr. so
calleil for dlsyngulslilngpurposes and John
Mr. Beechcr had been here but a fdw
years, and had never heard any of our
Eastern orators. At the dinner table of a
friend It was proposed that they should go
to the talemacle' and hear the speakers.
Tlie audience-room was packed, and it -was
-with great difficulty the party got In at an.
Among the reporters present were Ned Un
derbill awl Theodore Tillon.
It suggested to them It would be a goW
Idea ror as to call out Beechcr. This,
toward the close or the meeting w did.
whereupon Air. Evarts, who wasn't as fond
of Beecher then as he was later on. ad
vanced to the rront or the platform and said:
"IVe would be very glad. Indeed, to hear
from the eloquent preacher from Brooklyn,
but, unfortunately, he is out or town,"
and then dismissed the meeting.
The calls tor Beecher were kept np, how
ever; and, natch "to Ua astonishment, he
Here's a True Story
Our Mr. W. H. Stoll has just returned from Boston, wbece lie secured almost
at his own price the entire stocfk of Winter Shoes, Slippers, etc., that had been made
up for the Warren Shoe House, and which being- marked with the name of this house
(now out of business) were practically unmarketable. The opportunity was a grand
one a remarkable one and Mr. Stoll, with ready cash, purchased the entire lot. Of
course the manufacturers lost money, but they were not sorry, for shoes made up for a
special trade are hard to dispose of elsewhere.
150 Cases Arrived To-day,
but all cannot be opened up in time for to-morrow's trade. Therefore we have selected
two special lots. First, a lot of fine-grade ladies' Black and Russia Shoes made to
sell at $4.50 and also a lot of Men's very high quality Patent Leather Shoes made to
sell at $5.00.
HERE THEY ARE:
A very full line of Housb Shoos and Slippers from 48c up.
was literally forced upon the platform, from
which Evarts. Lord and other gentlemen
made a hasty exit. John Van Liurra was
oue of the vice presidents. With charac
teristic courtesy, he met the Plymouth pas
tor, whom he had never seen before, shook
him cordially by the hand and presented
htm to such of the audience as remained.
It was soon noised about that Beecher
was speaking, nnd Ihe tall speedily re
filled. For al least an hour, stirred to the
Innermost recess of his heart by the cow
ardly Insults rained upon the bead ot the
Senator front Massachusetts, slimu'ntcd by
the enthusiasm of his audience, Beechcr rose
to his loftiest heights, so Impressing the
official recorders of the evening that on
the following morning the papers or the
city printed him in full and dif missed the
others with a paragraph.
Storrs and Talmage are memorizers.
Each Is wide-horizoned la his lame.
Storrs Is known throughout the land for
his elegant diction, his scholarly reference,
the ornateness ot his phraseology and the
heauty ol his sentences. He deserves Ms
reputaUon, bat be Is not an extemporaneous
speaker. Ills sermons are carefully writ
ten, iatly learned anil artlsUcally rehearsed
liefore given to the public In this connec
tion. It may be of suggestlM- Interest to
know that his congregation, which was once
one ol the wealthiest and most influential
in the City of Churches, Is now oue of the
biuallest in size.
This 13 because the older members are
gradually dying ofr and the good doctor's
appeal to the rising generation does not ap
pear to reach rallow ground.. Talmage is a
marvelous word painter, an Intensely the
atric speaker, but he Is a memorlzer and
not an extemporaneous talker.
nis sermons ot Sunday, for instance, are
printed all over the world on the following
morning, lluirdolhcyrcaili distant points?
By wlreJ Not a bit or it. The only part
ot the apparent dispatch really riashed
along the lice of communication is that
which Introduces the subject and records
the simple tact that In such a place Tal
mage preached; then follows the sermon
sent days In advance by mail.
There Is no impropriety in this. On the
contrary, it Is to the credit of these divines
that they are willing to take all this extra
trouble in the interest of their spiritual
clients. It stands to reason that the out-
come or hours or study, excision here. Inter
lineation there, remodeling somewhere else,
must in the end be a more perfect entity
than can fairly be looked for from extem
poraneous effort. Joe Howard, in Chicago J
Queer Old Things.
In 1708, 27,000,000 quills were shipped
from Russia and Poland to England, to say
nothing of those which were sent to other
It is a singular fact that the quills or
geese raised on the continent or Europe are
more service-able as pens than those grown
on English soil.
Tlie Venetian government was the rirst
civilized Mwcr to use powder, and they
employed the first cannon in Ihe buttle
or Ciuoia, in 1318.
The "Armenian Era" began Tuesday,
July 9. A. D. 552, when the council or the
Armenians formally separated rrom the
church r the Greeks, thus definitely es
tablishing a Eeparale ecclesiastical organ
ization. The Greeks and Romans had no weeks
until they borrowed this division or time
from the East. The Greeks divided the-)
month into thiee equal periods; the Ro
mans into .three very nnctiual periods; the
Kalends, Ides and Nmics..
The "Era of Salivahana Saka" began
A. D. 7b. Jle was a famous ruler of the
Heccan and a liberal patron or the arts,
sciences and literature, throughout the
south or Hindotilan this era is very gener
Tlie . earliest year consisted of -twelve
months, hnving each 9 and 20 days alter
natclv hits- making 3C4 days. Tills being
found too short, it j rs lengthened to 3CO
days, and afterward to SG5.
A maa called Berthold the Finclr,
$5.00 Patent Leatber Shoas at $2.98.
These are the highest-grade regular $5
French Patent Leather Lace Shoes. The ma
terial is extra selected the uppers made of
Kangaroo. They are in the newest shapes,
with Opera and Razor toes. These shoes, also,
were prepared specially for the fine trade of
the WARREN SHOE HOUSE, and we se
cured them at less than cost. We can afford
to sell them ac S2.9S.
$4 Calf Shoes at $2.48.
These are the pick of the new Winter
Shoes in black calf finely made and fin
ished. All the new shapes are represented
in every size as well as the latest toes elite,
razor, opera and common sense. It would be
impossible to purchase these shoes under any
other circumstances at less than 54. We will
sell them at $2.48.
99 Seventh St.
Allen's Grand Opera House.
AND BALANCE OF WEEK.
MATINEE SATURDAY ONLY.
The Minstrel Farce Comedy,
Presented by Raymon Moore's Comedians
and George Tliatcher's Twentieth Centurv
Minstrels, Thirty Great Artists, under the
management of Henry J.Sayers.
Clean Farce, Sparkling Vaudeville, Re
fined Minstrelsy, Funny Comedians, Pretty
Girls. Sweet Singers. Brilliant 8pecialU?s.
Week Not. 4-MAUIE WAIN WRIGHT.
Seats on sale at Box Oraee.
ACADEMY THE "BICYCLE GIRL"
Wed. and Sat- Mars.. 25c anl 50c.
Next week Knte Claxtoa, In "Tho Two Or
phans. beats now on sale
A RECEITION IN CONNECTION WITH A
For tho bsneUt of tho
At the Hospital,
SATCUDAT, Ncv. i, 1 to 6 p. m.
Ice cream, cake and light refreshments for
sale. No admlSiou charge. Tho puoliccor-
whose real name wasAnklizan, was the dis
coverer or gunpowder; and to a monk who,
mingling the ingredients for a medicine in
a mortar, and laying a stone on it, it caught
flrv by his striking alight near it, and blow
ing up the stone with violence, the idea
of cannon -was suggested.
Points About Pilgrims
A party or New Euglanders en route to
Atlanta anil stopping at the Ebbitt is com
noseu or tne rwiowing members: Mr. and
3irs. J. s. raige, or Providence, R. I.;
Mr. U.M.Jones, or Portland, Me., and Mrs.
H. II. Sherman. Miss S. II. Oliver. Mr.
and Mrs. George O. Alien and Mr. James
i . uciui, or Boston.
Among the guests or the Rlggs are Mr.
Wilson Rohaman, of Brooklyn; Mr. II. l.
Graw anil wife, of Milwaukee, and Mr.
William Iloyt, of New 1'ork.
Mr. John p. liartlc-lt, of New Britain,
Conn.; Mr. It. W.Davenport, or South Beth
lehem, Pa.: Messrs. Goddwin M. and
George M. Lane, or Cambridge, Mass., and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.PIummcr, or New
Bcdrord, Mass., are among the Shoreham's
Some of the newi-sr. nn-Knia . -n-ui.,.
are. Mr. Joseph Payne, of London; Mr. R."
u.uj(iiiiaii,ui iucuui.1, wasningtoutMr w
B. Stevens, of St. Louis; Mr. & T. Town-
F?n, ?Xt !""'' r,f "auclphia: Messrs
Paul and R.M.-Brcnson, or Chicago, and
Mr. John F. Atchison, ot Pittsburg.
Mr. anil Mrs. D. C. Phillips, or Pittsburg;
Mr- H. C. Fancher, or Chicago: M r.aml Mrs
R. H. Burr, or Middle-town. Conn.: M " A'
R. Brumlage, or Wilkes Barre. l"a and
Mr. B. II. Cook, of Trenton. N. J., arc at
Mr. George AVestlnghouse, onvestine
house electric motor lame, is a anest at
Among the guests or the Raleigh are:
Mr. M. L. Fitch, or Grand Eaplds illch
Mr. W. F. Joei: or JUeridenT Cortk- Lr
Frank R. Keily, ot Ban Francisco; iff. anei
Mrs. G. Layton Olcr. of ilUfonl. l)eL. aad
Lai&jctte Square iK
1 tiDniip I
jnilV-tt- krntt'rrw w.wr.
... A.i,uu, .manager.
".I- -.5e-.5Ce- 73c-.si.tia si. sa
Tho Distinguished American Tragedian.
and THa Company, including
MISS ADELAIDE PRINCE.
To-tight at s and Sat Matinee..... HAMLET
frtlaj night FOOL'S REVENCE
Saturday Night RICHELIEU
Next Week TIKI'S. Q. SEABROOKE. la his
newcumedy, "A WORLD OF TROUBLE."
Seats now on sale.
TV'EW NATIONAL THEATER.
Li E cry evening and Sat. .Mntinco
EMPIRE THEATER COffiOT,
la Henry Arthur Jones' drama.
With tho original N. Y. Cast aad Effect.
Next week Disby BeU Opora Company.
Seats now oa sale.
Cor 5th and LStiN. W.
3 LAST NIGHTS.
LAST MATINEE SATURDAY ot
Reserved loats at DROOP & EONS, 93
Pa. Ato..10c.T5c aud si; admission 53c. Rest
regervod seat, matlneo. 50c. all others 23a
Beautifully Situated on East Wash
Coocaoa connect at 333, 4JD, 530, S:. 6.-0J,
tOO, 7:00. T:W, 8:00. !, WO, 103X). 1 130 and 12fl0
p. la. with V st. cars at 8th and K. Can. sta. and
with cable ears at Ma st. and I'enno. are. Far
xvnnd trip, S cents.
IERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER.
MATINEE TO-DAY AT S.
An Extraordinary Aggregation of Superior
NOTE Tho Corbctt-Fltzilmmons flint by
rounds wdl bo announced from tho stago this
afternoon or night.
Next Week-GCS HILL'S WORLD OF NOV.
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In tho year ror Fortreu Hot
roo. Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all points
South and bonthwest hy tho powerful
now Iron palace steamors "Newport
News,"- -Norfolk" and -Washlngton,"
leavlng dally on the tcUoirtag schedule
Ar.Ncr.-olk.. 7:30 am lArAloxMrtu HMO am
VrXortsmli 8:0l ara !Ar Wash'gton6:30 ara
VIHITORS TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION and the resorts m Fortress
Monroe, Virginia Beach and Florida will-
end this a very attractive route, as It
reaks tho monotony of an all-rail ride.
Tickets on sale at 613, 619, 14 si
Pennsylvania avenue. B. A O. ticket
office, comer Fifteenth street and Nuvr
York avenue, and oa board steamers,
where time-table, map, etc.. can aun
JNU CALLAHAN, OXM. HAMAGXR.