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THE VJEXiyG TIMES,' gXTUSgAT SEMBEB 23, '1895.
"Wc are overstocked in
this line and must get rid of
some of them to make room
for new goods constantly
We have made a whole
sale reduction in the-prices
on all our Parlor Suites.
Thren Pieco Suite. Mahocany fin
ished frame, upholotorod llroca
telle' qx Piece Suite. Mahogany fin
ished frame, upholslored, crushed
Flvo Pieco Overvtuffod Suites, up
holstered Kmplro Tapestry frlugod, vTQC flfl
erring edge , 43.UU
six Tlece Suite, Mahogany finished CQO flfl
frnme, uphulbtored Tapestry, ' sv3llU
O. P. Miltc, flvo pieces
sterel llror-atelle, fringed,
Five Pleee Suite, Mauoginy fln
Pis lice. folIJ Mfthoganj frame,
upholstered, Drcs-atollo, spring
Many other Suites at pro
portionately low prices up to
$200 every one of which is
about half the regular price.
Wash. B. Williams,
7th and D. Sts. N. W.
Ceres I'lmir mokes ninro Braid,
nmki-s winter Ilieiid, makes better
llriiul tliuii any oilier J-lour latin
fnotnreil. Hnnarn of imitations of
11ii Brand "Cores."
Absolutely Painless Dentistry,
AUGIIIXG Gas was
a good tbloc la IU
tlar, tut tho know
in? foils of today
tlon't caro to go
- tutu IUJ UUU,tIl
tc when undorgoiiiRa
olvof dentistry are
potent and barm
lesi Xo dJincer-
ous Meop no dlsa
creeabla after effects. ralnleaa oi trac
tion, 20 cents.
EVANS DENTAL PARLORS.
1217 Penn. Ave. N. W.
ODD FELLOWS' H ALL CAFE DIN
1606 M St. N. W.
First-class catering for balls, parties anl pri
Meals, 15 and 85c
Famillc supplied with salt water oysters by
the quart or gallon.
Ice cream wholesale and rolall.
JOBS VKME. Proprietor.
HSi: ninnkcts from 75c. tip.
The finest line of harness
and plush robes In the
641 La. Ave.
rork Chops So
Corn bhoulder. 8c
femokod llama. 12c
J. W. Bricker,
TAKOMA SPRING WATER,
The Most Delicious Tablo Water.
I'cr gallon in Demijohns 10c; In bottles, 15c
470 41- Pennsylvania, avenue north
west, nenr Ctli street. Business men's
luncb. 12 to 2 o'clock, 2Gc: table d'hoto
dinner. f:iu to 7-30 p.m . BOc. c23 3m
COLD IN THE HEAD. Catarrh,
unil Headache immediately relieved by
Capitol Catarrh Cure. 125 centa.
PIANO, Organ, Vocal Music and theory
taughtby J. P. GLIMH7IU.EI", ell ISC nw.
Terms mod erate.
, CAMEHAS we are
IX r IV II D I eUuC for n . We
IWVILjI '" everything
1 " ' w ' " thataphotogrnpher
IIOL'GIITON & nr.LAXO,
1410 Xew York Atc.
ambitious boys boys
who arc content to start in
a small way and build up a
money-making business .of
their own boys from whom
the word "hustler" spurts
out all over arc the boys
who can engage in the
hustling company of youth
ful merchants who now own
a branch of THE TIMES'
business there's plenty of
room for them. Call at
THE TIMES office between
5 and 6 p. m. any week day;
Thousands of Dollars Spent in
SOIENOE OF THE WRONG SORT
Tln Secretary Playfully Digs Itao ex
Chlef of tlio Weather Bureau Ex
peditions Tlmt Aro Expensive, But
Not Profitable ti Unelo Sim Tlio
Marty r Cat.
The otLer day Secretary Morton made a
tonr of Inspection about his nresenes.
Every once In two or three inoiithsthefieere
tary makes a jirosros through hLi do
main, which extendi as far n- the experi
mental station at Ileiminir, tome four miles
from what might lw called hij headquar
ters In the Mall. Ab he McpiKil out of tho
door of the Agricultural liuIMiugf, 'Secre
tary Morton pointed to a small brick
structure to thecal.:.
"That's where we keep our insects," ho
said, "ami no one need laugh at the collec
tion. 1 regard Has flue on array of bugs
as any on earth. Y Mr.y remarked the
Secretary, hlle his ej e twinkled, fqr bo it
knonn the Secretary doesn't know much
or bug lnveitigatliins,. "lve got a
bug in there that cot tho gov
ernment $20,000; he doesn't look It, but he
dlil. One day an outfit of ccieutMiistnrtcd
in pursuit of this ling. nThcr; raged all o er
the hemisphere and Muck to his trail liko
bloodhounds. They ransacked North
Anierlea all the nay from the Isthmus to
Alatk.i. After the- must remarkable ad
tcnliircs by flood and field, they treed
their bug al.il took hlih prisoner, lie was
then brought back t"Wjtlilngton, and he's
right there now in that hnck house, the
highest priced bug ou culli. A round ui
of the total expense of that one bug hunt
came to ovr $20,000. Uutwchavcgottlie
"There's nothing like mIcikc," remarked
the Secretary, as he walked oer to the
rear of the Department building to take
a look at Rome patches of buffalograss and
alfalfa, with which the gardener was
exiierimcntlng. "There is nothing like
science or like KciemKts to bring some
bald detail of Government property to bay.
THE DEATHLIKE STILLNESS.
Tor instance, there was I'rofesnor Har
rington, at one time chief of the Weather
Iluruiu. lie was a &clemlt and a good
one, and used only t-clcntlflc methods in
eler thing to which he turned his hand.
For example, one day our weather fellow
allli ker City. Orcg.,ial!cd to hend ina report
for four straight dajs. We didn't know
whether he was in the midst of storms
orralnr.; we couldn't hear iron him. This
IlaUr City silence grew tedious.
"My first notice of it, however, was one
morning when I received a communication
from 1'rofesaor Harrington, wherein lie
sn fortli the deathlike Mllinci-s nblcu
prevailed in the caeof our linker City man,
and wound up by recommending that a gen
tluiian named Kniltli, In San l'ranclsco, lie
insiruUed to priVved to Ilaker City at an
expenditure not to exceed $100, and ex
plore the obscratory, as well as the man
in charge, and discover the reasons of his
sihnce. It struck me as-a scientific case
of going about Kobln Hood's barn, and I
remarked to the professor, after reading
" 'I guess we'll follow your recommenda
tion after I have wired him; that Is, If it
should I necessary.'
"Thereupon I took a tilcgraph bLinkand
wired my tongue-tied friend nt Baker City,
and briefly asked why he had failed to -end
the weather report for the lafct four tlajs.
In aloul.a.11 hour the rtply came in:
'"Heiause tho wires hae liecn down
until this morning. They hac Just betu
"That was all he said, but it was full
enough for our purpose. Of course, wo
didnt' get the Information scientifically,
hut wc got it Just the same, and It only cost
socuty five cents Instead of $100.
"Still, there is nothing like science'," con
tinued the Setrctarj-, "only one should be
mighty careful how he fools with it. A
scientific mistake is apt to broaden Into a
disaster rapidly. It was only recently that
Mine earnest French sclent ist imported from
Europe an insect called the 'Gjpsy Moth."
He intended to cross this foreign moth with
some local bird of kindred feather, and,
while I'm not tlear as to his ultimate ex
pectations, my Impression is that he thought
that tills mule moth which he was after
would take some importaut part in silk
THE OrrSY MOTHS.
"So he brought a family of gyi"' moths
and established himself with these inter
esting Insects in some town in Massachu
setts, lie had them all locked up in a
sort of mosquito netting cage. This was
hanging near an open window in order to
gh e the captives a chance at the fresh air,
and a wind came along, when the French
man's scientific back was turned, and
blew the whole businesa out of doors.
"The gjpsy ninths got away, and since
then they and tin lr descendants have near
ly eaten up eery green thing in Massachu
setts, except Congressman Morse. I hear
the moths missed him. It's the truth, the
moths simply laid wa.-te the State, and
the legislature lias already been driven to
appropriate over $100,000 toward their
extermination. That happened ns the re
sult of that scientific experiment. Oh, no;
I am nut saying anj thing against science;
I only wish to emplusize the fact that peo
ple who fool with It ought to have a care."
The experimental station at Denning is
only Iialf an hour's drive. There are n
house, barns and outbuildings and about
six acres of land The old lady who owns
it wants $100,000 as the price of this
proiierty. However, its she Is willing to
rent Irfor SG00 a jcar, Untie Samverynat
urally prefers thejease system. Tho out
fit is in immediate charge of a verterinary
surgeon of recognized attainments and
skill. Among other matters going on as
an experiment was one width Involved a
trio of cats. Only two of them were left
One had died two days liefore this visit.
The martyr cat who had passed a way fell
a ictiiu to rats. He had been kept In a J
cage, and for several months was red noth
ing but rats. Report asserts that toward the
last of his captivity he was the sickest look
ing cat ever seen In these parts. He was
querclous and discontented; beguiled Uie
day with mournful howling, and comported
himself ns a cat might well do who looked
forward to nothing but a future filled with
The experiment.was not for the purpose
of making any test of the nutritive qualities
of rats' flesh. Rather, it was an experiment
in trichina. The microscope had shown that
or "all the animals of earth or air .none Is
so loaded to the guards with trlchlnacasUio
common, every-day rat. His red flesh
fairly squirms Willi them. The purpose of
no thing but ratsasfoodlu thecascorthlsim
fortunate cafwas to confer upon him, If
possible, Uie trichinae and then make some
experiments In -which milk would figure us
a diet for tho catto see It lie might be cured.
DIED OF STARVATION.
But In the case of this particular tomcat
the test never got to the milk stage. He
died, and a postmortem showed that, while
he had eaten heartily of rats up to the very
moment of bis demise, he, In fact, had died
or starvation. Toward the fatal end his
stomach failed to assimilate. It might bo
added, also, and should, that the poor cat's
flesh exhibited not the slightest trace of
trichina. For months he had eaten them at
the rate of a million a day, but not ouc
bad gotten In Its fatal work.
The two cats which still lived were be
ing put through experiments of another
sort. They were kept In small cages
something like those used in the case of
old bens when It Is not esteemed awgood
thing to have them wander abroad with
One cat was being Inoculated with con
sumption. This cat seemed to be a very
frivolous, light-hearted animal, who took
Jail life, easily, and was playing about bcr
pen at tbclime I saw her. The other was
a lugubrious specimen, who persistently
bowled, and would -no doubt have wrung
ber hands if she had been built that way.
She also was being submitted to .various
operations calculated to give ber consump
tion. Up to the time. I was there,' bow-,
ever, bottf seemed to have escaped the
tempter's snare, and' were what might be
called fairly robust cat
For today wo will Oder this flno Jacket at a little
rnoro than half tho regular price. It Is made
In latest stria. Box front rumlo back larss
mandolin sleeves. Finished in best possible
manner. Actual value, flu 00. Tor to-day,
734-736 Seventh St. N.
HERBERT'S NAYAL NEEDS
His Annual Report to the President
Is About Completed.
I.lkely to Inerenou KMtliimtCH Oter
TIioimi of IjiMt Year und Recoiii-
iiicntU Moro HattlCNlilps.
Secretary Herbert has alwnt completed
his annual report to the President. He
did inuth of the work at bis home, whero
hesummoned bureau thlefs in consultation.
He has gathered a mass of material In the
shape of tabular statements, showing va
rious expenditures and tho needs or the
The Secretary will proliably increase
the estimates over those of last year,
especially in view of tho condition of the
machinery of warships and the construction
plants at navy janls. -
There has been for a, number of years a
false economy in allotments for this pur
iwse, and the estimates have been ma
terially reduced both fn Congressional
committees and on the floor or Congress.
Tills has seriously handicapped tho serv
ice, and there has been a rapid accumu
lation of repairs which cannot be under
taken until larger sums are available.
Pome of the vessels will require a good
deal of overhauling, and the equipment
of navy yard shops must be improved.
The Secretary will make some recom
mendations regarding the increase of the
navy. He has not definitely decided to
what extent he will suggest the Increase,
but It is tinderito.Kl that he will follow
last year's plan and recommend addi
tional battleships and torpedo boats.
lie is likely to renew his recommenda
tions In behalf of the line of the navy,
although this Is likely to receive moro
extensive consideration In a special com
munication to a special naval committee
of Congress. He will ask for appropria
tions for additional dry-dock facilities
and substantial allotments for the construc
tion, ordnance and engineering plants at
the Brooklyn navy yard.
He will also request a sum for lhe
maintenance of the efficiency of the
League Island shops, and possibly recom
mend, a dry dock there, but will not ap
prove the recommendations or the offi
cials at the Boston navy yard for the re
opening of that station, which Is destined
to remain the equipment yard of the navy.
Among the estimates will be a large
L sum for the purchase of armor for the bat
tleships proposals for which will be opened
November 30. He will ask for an appro
priation sufficient to keep the ordnance
shops at Washington in operation. Thus
continual work will he affordeel by the
eoustruttion of guns for the latest gun
boats and battleships, and an effort will
be made lo secure runds for the construc
tion of a large number of brecch-loadlng
rifles for the auxiliary navy.
There are many Inconsistencies In naval
customs: to vihicli Secretary Herbert -win
call attention In the hope that Congress
will be Induced to equalize these condi
tions. The army has some privileges which
aredenled the navy, and Secretary Herliert
has eleterralned that the benefits given
the military shall be extended to the naval
force. Among the peculiarities of the serv
ice lo which attention will be called by
Secretary Herbert Is the inability of courts
martial to summon civilian witnesses.
EMIG HANTS AS SMTTGGL.EHS.
Said to Bring; Valuable Goods to TIiIh
Country Concealed In lleddinc
Baltimore. Nov. 2.1. Notice was received
yesterday from the Treasury Depart
ment to the effect that stematlc smug
gling has been going on nt Baltimore and
other Atlantic ports, and customs Inspec
tors are urged to redouble their vigilance.
The offenders are said to be mainly steer
age passengers on thctrnns-Atlantlcsteain-ers,
who it Is claimed bring in Turkish
rugs, Persian shawls and other nrtlcles of
value wrapped up in their bedding. The
apparent poverty eif tlie owners of the
bulky packages, who aro thought to be
tools in the hands of the real culprits, gen
erally disarms the customs officers and
tlie baggage passes after a superficial ex
amination. It is thought that many thousands of dol
lars worth of goods have been smuggled Into
the country by this method. Dr. C. W.
Chancellor, United States consul at Havre,
it Is said, called the attention of the de
partment to the matter.
TRIED TO WltECK A THAIN.
Man Arretted on Suspicion of rinc-
lns Obstruct Ion on tho Track.
Altoona, Nov. 23. An attempt was made
last evening- to cause a wreck on the Cres-
son and Clearfield Railroad between Fru
gality and Fallen Timber.
An unknown man Is under arrest charged
with the crime. Frank Bears discovered a
pile of ties so arranged as to throw a train
from the track. Tucobslruclion was prompt
ly removed. It was learned that a stranger
while at Fallen Timber had been making
boasts that he would wreck a train.
Search was Instituted and the man was
captured and locked up. ne was held over
night at Frugality, and tills morning was
taken toEbcnsburg and placedin JaiL Noth
ing Is known of lilm, as he was never seen
in that vicinity prior to yesterday. It is
believed be is iusane.
Will Bo Tut ill St. Elizabeth'.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 23. The ease of
Rev. Frank Hyatt Smith came up In the
United States circuit court yesterday berore
Judge Nelson on tho question of the san
ity of Mr. SniUn. The court adjudged
the defeudant Insane, and bo will be
taken to the government asylum at Wash
To Crush CnlniM.
Madrid. Nov. 23. Twelve thousand
troops have Just embarked from Barcelona";
Santander, Carthagena, Cadiz and Palma
Pennsylvania Railroad to Baltimore
. Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and
24, valid for return passage until Monday,
tbe 23th. Bate $1.25. Good on any train.
t - n o ' Hf i ivji
rOISOXiIX THE'HtOOD TI1E-KII-NETSFH.TER.I.TQSJTAXriEEn
TUB HLOOD PjrjTJtE THET
"rHOTECTtI!EriofMANV ' v
, i .
What nnppeim When They Got Out
of Order Hof to Cure
Most diseases are caused by poison In the
Tile poison should bo kept out.
The'kldhcys are-supposed to" 'do this.
That. lsvjiat Jhey are there for., , ,.
And they generally 'do, But when' they
are sick they can't; and then we get sick. .
Tlie kidneys may get sick from overwork.
worry, excess, nigli living, etc.
The reason so many of our great men
die from Brlglu's disease Is that so many
o erwork themselves.
llrlghts' disease is only one of the many
diseases Uie root of which lies in the kid
neys. Other folks suffer from diabetes, rheu
matism, gout, gravel, sleeplessness, anae
mia, nervousness, headache, neuralgia,
All these dlsca'os would go If the poison
could be got out of jour blood. If the
kidneys would only do their work. If J on
would only take Dr. Hubb's Sparagus
Kidney Pills to nuko jour khlneja do
their .work. '
It is not your kidneys' fault.
You should beurylng to help them.
You can do it by taking Dr. Hobb's
Sparagus JCIdney Pills.
It Is'sucii an euy piece of knowledge
Your kidneys nrcslinply filters. They
need looking to now and then liko other
filters. If they are kf-ptileanafid healthy,
they will keep your blond clean am healthy,
and you will lie strong and healthy.
asparagus is a healing and strengthen
lug tonic for the kldnejs.
Dr. IIobb'M Sparagus Kidney Tills give
fresh life and power to tho kidneys.
They cause the kidneys to purify tlie
blood, to make it redder and healthier
anil more nourishing. They put new life
luto your body, new color Info your
blood, new ambition into your miud, new
youth Into your Joints and muscles.
They do not work miracles.
But they Cure diseases.
Dr. Hobb'a Sparagus Kidney Pills hao
cured so many people that they can bo
sarcly relied on to euro you.
They will cure jou, not because they
have cured others,- but because they are
made from herbs which have never failed
to cure the kidueys when taken In the
They were prepared by a physician who
knows how to cure (he kidueys.
A few doses will relieve. A Icv boxes
Sold by nil druggists for BO cents per
box. or sent postpaid ou receipt of price.
Write for interi-sting parnphht on the
subject to Hobb's Medicine Co.. Chicago
or San Francisco.
Hoy al 1st h So Criihhi-d That Their
i.lbcFiySVouIet Notllio DanKeroiiHT"
Honolulu. Nov. 14, Yia"San FraucIco,
Nov. 23. The United Stntesgunlmat Ben
nington returned from HHo yesterday with
iliui"tcr WlMs and family on board after
sixteen days' absence.
Nothing has ypt.been heard by this gov
ernment of the cotnplamts to be presenieU
to them by the new Japanese commissioner,
fahlmniiian, relative tqjtwp-observauce of
an immigration treaty, 'is intimated by
that official to the press.
Friends of political prisoners are ac
tively circulating petitions for their re
lease on Thanksgiving I)jy. The nnlmolty
at. first felt- against the insurgents has
greatly relaxed and most it those who were
urging their execution nrc now quite willing
to see even the leaders set at liberty. It Is
understood that the government Is so
strong and the royalists so crushed that
such release would not be a source of
danger., It Is alo urged that It would miti
gate the hostile feelings of the royalists.
It Is-ibellcvcil- that while the- executive
council leans toward clemency it regards
tbe'move Si a'Vcry serious one and will'
proceed with caution. It is prolKiblctbat
all the few remaining native inurgents
will soon be released except John Wise,
a native educated at Obcrlln, who has
proved a fractious prisoner.
Mr. Wilcox will probably continue his
prison discipline a while longer. The
white le-aders wJll alxi remain as they Are
for the present, with the probable excep
tion orT. B. Walker, Cuminings" son-in-law,
who evidences thorough alienation from
the royalist cause.
SWINDLED HY SMITH.
Ncjrro Women Deluded by ProniNo
of Work in a Hotel.
(Special tpThc Tjmes.)
Richmond, Va., Nov. 23. A negro man
who gave his name as Smith yesterday
swindled a large "uumlier of negro women,
and caused great annoyance' to the Hotel
Jeffersou. He went through that quarter
of the city known as Africa, which Is dense
ly populated with negroes, and engaged
hundreds of washerwomen for the new
hotel, under the promise of good wages.
He collected fifty cents from each, as an
earnest of the engagement, and Instructed
each to call at the Jeffersou unless the
clothes wagon came by 4 o'clock. The
consequence was that at tliehournamcdthc
aristocratic portals of that swell hotel
swarmed with Dinahs and Sallies of burly
form, and many shades of blackness.
When the meaning of the presence of this
black cohort was made known the guests
were much amused ami the clrks wild with
annoyance Ittookbothiudividunl explana
tion and astute diplomacy to clear the hotel
when the women thought they were each
poorer by fifty cents, and had been cruelly
swindled out of their hard earned money.
They left with downcast faces, and many
anathemas against the wllcy Smith, whom
salt won't save If he ever again appears in
AXGRY SPANISH STUDENTS.
Prevented By Polleo From Making
Demonstrations Against Officials.
Madrid, Nov. 23. Thelcxcltement grow
ing out fit the charges made by theMarquls
Cabrlnana against certain municipal offi
cers of using their'posltlons for their prl
The students here attempted to make a
demonstration against- ,tiie accused offi
cials, but were prevented by tlie police.
When ordered to disperse, the students
stoutly refused to do so. and it wan found
impossible to drive them away unless the
police charged them w Hit drawn swords.
Anumber of students vthqore charged with
being the ring leaders in the movement
were arrested. s
It is feared that the'trbuble Is not yet
ended and the authorities are of the opin
ion that an attack may, be made on the mu
nicipal buildings. To guard against this
strongdetaehmentsofgendarmes have been
stationed about the -various public build
ings. TvyoGmiDoatK Apiece tnthellosjphoros.
Yienna, Nov. 23. A dispatch has been
received here from Constantinople via
Sofia which states that the Bultan has
granted firmans to the powers allowing
each of them to have a second gunboat
In the Bospborua- ""
C. H. Javlns A Song will have on exhi
bition, Saturday, 23d, firstjotomao roe
shad caught of tbe season.
Wo wish to acquaint onr many frionds
tht'e bavereopened our "store under
new management, and that je aro pre
pared to give more entire satisfaction
than ever. We aaveugopt only the
cbolcestpsrt ot'our former stock and
haT. added to It many new designs.
Wall-papers, frescoes and window
.hiMlAa in nepfftftlon.
524 13th St., bet. F.and F.
MAINE WIS TORPEDOED
Mimic Contest Between the Big
Battleship and dishing.
TORPEDO BOAT VICTORIOUS
Though the Alalno Had Four of the
'iliwt Powerful ScarchllKhtH In Une
, In tliij Navy, SUo Could Not FoUow
tho Ciixblng una Wan Twice Com
Newport, It. I., Nov. 23. The battleship
' Maine was successfully placed hors du com
,bat, twice in succession by the torpedo
boat Cushlng JaBt night and Irr consequence
Lieut. It. C. Smith Is receiving congratu
lations wlille the offle-ers of the Maine
are wondering what has happened that a
boat forty times less her size and manned
by a crew but one-eightieth in nunilter can
knock her out effectually in a mock nffray.
it was not until vesterday afternoon that
Capt. Crowninshleld, knowing that hla
trew had had but little seartlilight exper
ience, would consent to a searchlight drill
as tho ship sails from Portland today.
Rules were arranged similar to thLe
which have governed the drill between
the torpedo btnllon and the Cushlng, ex
cept that Lieut. Smith promised not to
take shelter behind any obstruction with
in 2,000 yearcls, one sea mile, despite the
fact that the Maine has four searchlights!
and should consequently lie impregnable
against a torpedo attatk If there Is such a
possibility with reliance on searchlights
alone without other scouts.
The officers of the ship considered that
they would be sure winners In suth an at
tack in a harlxir where they had but four
narrow channels to eucep and really a
seartiiugnt to cacti.p
HAD AN EASY TniNO.
Hut they were doomed to disappointment,
since the torpedo boat had an easy thing of
It. and had It been an actual conflict the
Maine would now be lying beneath the
wnters or Narragansetl Bay.
The arrangements were keptassecrct as
possible, and even the officers on the tor
Iiedo station were not generally advised of
the attack until they sivr long streams of
light shooting over the waters and causing
the electric lights in their quarters to cast
shadows on the walls.
The Cushlng left herdeieknrd ran out to
the ship liimid-harboruuderrunnlngUghts.
After a brief tonferer.ee these lights were
hidden, and the Cushlngcd off toward the
channel. The searchlights were thrown
upon n clouded sky. where the moon only
occasionally showed Itself, and when they
again swept the waters tbo boat was no
where to tic seen.
DOUBLED ON HER TRACK.
She bad doubled her tracks, passed within
1.S00 yards or the ship, and ran out to sea.
Then, with the beams or light frequently
playing over her, she gilded up the chan
nel close under the Fort Adams shore, and
then laid out a direct course for the ship.
..She was jllscovcrcd only when within
tw enty seconds of torpedoing distance, and
berore all tMj lights could bo trained upon
her, lo say nothing of an effective battery;
she had dtschargeel all three of her torpe
does, rockets serving as such.
When the allotted two minutes had ex
pired after her discovery she was along
side the ship, having approached under re
For the ship to have scored a -victory
the lights should have been on the boat for
two minutes prior to her coming within
000 yards. The Cushlng again left the ship
and laid over toward the Jamestown shore,
soon to be lost to the sight of those aboard
etilp, nixl then there came another hunt and
a worse defeat.
Tbe Cushlng ran up the bay and thence
down past the training station, until she
had a clear run of 2,000 yards. Her course
was then laid toward the ship, and she bad
run well within tbe 500-yard range, when
I she fired a green rocket, denoting the first
torpedo, and on the fractions of the minute
two more green ones were fired.
, ANOTHEll VICTORY.
Up to the firing of the first rocktt she
bad not been discovered, though the light
was constantly upon her. Thus she proved
herself more than a match for the ship.
Her speed exceeded hut slightly fifteen
knots during her attacks, and in the last
attack It did not reath this, since tue run
was so short, that, though full ipecd was
ordered, the cnginciTS could not get down
to work before the orders were received
This is the first time within the history
of the United States navy that a torpdeo
boat has attacked a ship with four search
lights, and what makes the defeat all the
more discouraging for the ship's officers
Is the fact that the night was a good one
The bow light m the Maine Is probably
the most powerful In the navy, and Is of a
dirrercnt build from other lights on ship
board. Last night's drill Is probably the most
valuable yet held here, and the official
report will be anxiously awaited by naval
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Special Tours to Atlanta via Seaboard
Tbe Washington and Norfolk Steamboat
Company, in connection with the Seaboard
Air Line, are arranging for a series of holi
day tours to Atlanta and return at rate or
$17.50, Including transportation In both di
rections, stateroom on Iron steamer New
port News, board at Hygela Hotel, sleep
ing accommodations for the night between
Portsmouth and Atlanta going anil return
ing and meals en route In both directions
over tbe Seaboard Air Line. Reservations
can now be made by applying at office of
the Norfolk anil Washington Steamboat
Company or to Robert A. Parke, general
agent. Southeastern district, Se'a board Air
Line". "For Information regarding these low
rate tours apply to the offices referred to.
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A2U tUK STIIECT JSA-tETiiSIU
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GO INTO DEHT FOR
. STREET EXTENSION AND IM
PROVEMENTS OUTSIDE THE
BRING THIS COUPON.
A pairof Ladies 25c overgaiters presented to
every purchaser of Shoes to the amount of $2.00
and over for Saturday and Monday.
A Big Saving on Shoes
At our Store for Saturday and Monday we offercvery
pair in the house at a'special reduction for these two days.
Whether you need one or a dozen pairs it will pay 3ott to
LADIES' HAND-WELT and TURNED SHOES
Ladies' Fine Dongola Kids, Hand sewed, Button,
Square, and Razor Toes, Patent Leather Tip called vcry
low in other stores at $2.50.
Ladies' Fine Dongola and Vici Kid Button and Lace
hand-turned, Razor Toes, Patent Tip and heel fox an
elegant Shoe for Tender Feet. Sold by our competitors
Ladies' Fine Dongola Button and Lace, Patent Tip
and Kid heel fox, Narrow, Square and Piccadilly Toes.
Beautiful gpods and would be considered very low by mttnv
dealers at $3.00.
Ladies' genuine Kid Button and Lace, Nobb- styles,
and of which we have sold hundreds of pairs without one
complaint of not giving satisfaction. These would be
very low if we sold them-at $2.00.
MEN'S CALF SHOES.
Our $2.00 Calf Shoes have been the best card wc ever
got out. They are made in a substantial manner and
would be very cheap if we charged for them $3.00.
Our $2.50 Calf Shoes are made with very fine stock,
stitched with the best silk. All the latest improvements
have been put into these goods, and every pair warranted
to give satisfaction. Would be very low at the price $3.00.
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COMING TO THE THEATERS.
Dcnman Thompson ' great play, "The Old
noinestead, " opens at the Lafayette Square
Opera House on Monday evening next for
one week only, during which the usual
niaUiiecs will be given on Wednesday and
Saturday and a holiday matinee on Thanks
There seems to be an undefinaUo charm,
about this sweet and simple story which
ago cannot wither. It Is, perhaps, because
it has for Its foundation a little spot
whith Is dear to every wanderer. Memory
clings to the home of our ihlldbood like
ivy to tbo wall, though ofttlmes appre
ciation only comes when home is left
"Tbe Old Homestead" is the Ideal "dear
est spot on earth," and no prettier setting
could bo imagined for the subjects with
which tho story deals. The scenic effects
givecvldeneeof carefulstudy and anartlstio
eye. The view of Grace Church on Broad
way is known to bo a magnificent repre
sentation of the old pile, and when the
organ peals forth its sweet notes. loueTand
clear, and tbe singing of tbe "Eahns" by
tbo e-holr steals out ou the cool night air,
one listens In rapt silence and the effett
The company havo been well trltlcised
and have stood the test. Each member
acts as ir his part was a part or his own
life. The selections of the double quartet
Include "The Old Oaken Butket." "The
Bridge." "The Owl and Pussy Cat," "Day
After Dav," "In Old Madrid," and "Just
Fifty Years Ago""aud " The Old Farm"
"The Merry World." which Is called the
successor to "The Passing fchow." will be
been next week at Allen's Grand Opera
House, with a special Thanksgiving Day
This stvle of entertainment was origi
nated and made popular by Canary and
Lederer, of the New York Casiuo, who have
to a certain extent followed out the Pa
risian idea of reviewing the various current
A l.i rire chorus and hallet are utilized in
support of the principals and appropriate
scenery and costumes emlielllsh the whole
production. Bardou's "Mme. Bans-Gene"
and the reigrlng craze vTrilby,' are tbe
principal dramatic vehicles for the convev
ance of fun to the auditors. Then there Is
the second act, which Is devoted entirely
to burlesquing the various popular comic
During (his act various bits of burlesque
are Introduced on "Robin Hood." "The
Little Trooptr," "Rob Roy," "Waug."
"Dr. Syntax," "Madeleine'' and other op
eras. Close attention is also paid to, the
Imiiersonatlon of the different leading ac
tors and actresses who have made them
selves popular in the aliove productions.
Among the principals can be seen the
names or Dan Daly, Dave Warfield, Wlllard
Slrams, Frank Blair. Randolph Curry. Sam
uel Fisher. W. 8. Lavlne, W. AT McCor
mick, Amelia Summerville. Marie Laurens.
Jeannette Bageard, Nannette Nixon, Mabel
Wotherspoou, Irene Bent ley and La Petite
Adelaide and a chorus of sixty.
The first performance in Washington of
the comic opera. "Rob Roy," by Reginald
DeKoveu and Harry B. Smith, presented
by the Whitney Opera Company, will be
given Monday night at the Now-National
Theater. The sale of reserved seats will
"Rob Roy" has had a run In New York of
230 nights, and Is a work of greater merit
than "Robin Hood." which was written by
DeKoven and Smith, and which has been
very successful. Unlike most comic op
eras. It has a plot.
Jne play opens wiiu a ram oi some uigu
ndcrs upon the mayor of Perth, who ap
i roavor (
proprlate money Intrusted to tho mayor
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and faster are the. Suits and Overcoats that have to be
sacrificed in order that we may obey orders from Bos
ton and close up at once. The goods are all new and
fresh, made for this -winter's trade the best in the
city. Here arc a few price pointers
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LEWIS B. MOORE," Manager.
daughter of the mayor, is secretly married
to Rob Roy. but Is compelled to declare
herself the wife of nn old Scotchman and
then of a young Englishman. This awl
other complications go to make up thu
plot of the opera.
The Whitney Opera Company i tho l0
comic opera organization in America, and
inciucics sucn weu-icnovn artists as Ju
liette Corden. Ltz7le MutNiehol, Anna,
O'Kcefe. William Pruette, William Mc
Laughlin. Joseph Sbeeban, Harrv Parker.
John Bell, Rlcnard F. Carroll, An un
usually large chorus Is required on account
of the numerous clans and English Grena
diers to make pictures realistic
The Academy of Music puts forth next
Monday evening, forlts Thanksgiving week
attraction, one of its strongest bills of tho
season. May Irwin, one of tbe brightest
of comediennes, well known and well liked
by all lovers of fun. comes In "The Widow
Jones." direct from a brilliant run ot
sevcntv-five consecutive nights at tho
Bijou Theater. New York.
Miss Irwin scarcely needs anv words of
Introduction. Her capacity for fun-making,
her delicious humor and her magnrtio
personality are part of tho history of tho
Miss Irwlnhaslntroduttd In "The Widow
Jones" two ditties entitled "The New
Bully" and "I Want Ycr.Mu Honey," which
are said to have created something like a
"The Widow Jones." written spcelally
for Miss Irwin bv John J. McNally. author
of "A Country Sport" and "A Straight
Tip." Is said to be Its author's best ef
fort, and it gives the new star ample oppor
tunity to be seen at her best.
MissIrwin will be surroucded by a com- ,
party of favorites, which includes John C.
Rice. Jaques Kruger, Joseph il. Siiarks.
George W. Banium. Roland Carter. Ada
Lewis. Anne Sutherland. Sally Cohen.
Kathleen Warren. Lillian Heckler. Aguts
Milton. Margery Teal and otlurs.
In additiou to the regular matinees, the
Acaderuv will give a special matinee ou ,
The Rcnw-Santley Company, the attrac
tion at Keman's next week, has always
given a superior performance, but will sur
pass itseir this season. Everything, in
fact, will be new and up-to-date. New flrsc
part, new burlesque, newest isipukirsongs
and specialties, new series of living pic
tures, new and beautiful faces, and the Hand
somest costames art can device.
It has often been remarked that very
nearly all burlesque companies give about;
the same performance, but to do away witli
this Mr. Leavlttvhas this season surround
ed hiiuseir with a companyable to giv c new
and original novelties, con-usting ot a. clever
burlesque, sensational dances, and novel
effects. . ....,.. ,M
rrominent among uie a j i";; -".-- rr" y"
'olllns and Collins, Carrie fc-cott. Whitlmr
Si ; Shennard. Lottie Elliott, Leslie anil
it,.i Khprmnnl. Lottie
Tenley, Winnie Mitchell,
Barton, and Marion Blake.
Van Lear ami
PUGHT SOUND FAILI'HE.
Loan, Trust and Beuiklng Coiupuuy
Closed Its Doors This Morning.
New Whatcom, 'Wash., Nov. 23. The
Paget Sound Loan, Trust and Bankingfom
pany failed to open its doors yesterday."
pursuant to a vote of the directors.
Inability to meet the next dividend due
on an adjustment of its former suspen
sion is given as "the reason. The total
liabilities arc about S61.000. witli as
sets which will in time pay in full.
The company suspended first In July.
1893, and reorganized In November, 1SJ4,
arranging Tor time on its largest obliga