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THf COMIHG BFTULETIDE
A TEMPTING BARGAIN.
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Already the Rush for Christmas
Things Is in Full Swing.
TOYS FILL THE-BIG ST0BE8
t -f nl, ?
rswi . f8io
to wait on
and Having; Tliem Stored A mar Till
CtirUtmas. Miirki'tH Are Green'
Willi Holly, EMTjrreep and Sect
Sceuted Tree Sorae.Noveltle).
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To offer you" every day be
cause we mention but one it does
not mean that it is the only one
it is merely a sample the mer
cury in our thermometer of prices
you might say.
4 feet S lnrbes wide, with head
board 5 feet 8 Incurs high slats
This item just shows .you how
our prices run. We have similar
bargains in each of our Depart
ments Furniture, Drapery, Carpets.
Wash. B. Williams,
7th and D Sts. N. W.
A Public Exhibition
WILL BE GIVES AT
No. 734 15th St. N. W.
(Oppos(to Hotel Page),
and Continuing Each Day
Through the Weak
10 a. m. to 10 p. m.
This large and fully fur
nished house, formerly oc
cupied by the German Em
bassy will afford an excellent
opportunity to show the
OF THIS GAS
and its effect upon
Paintings, Tapestry, etc
The Electric "Light, City
Gas and Welsbach burners
will be useeffor purposes of
and others interested in this
remarkable discovery are
invited to examine the light
and its installation for do
mestic uses at this exhibit.
He SuCKti't Know English and Hntcs
New York Bellboy.
Ills Royal Highness Hie Xawah of Basorn,
n Iodlao prince. Is experiencing consid
erable difficulty In Introduces a new sign
language, A few days ago he nrrlved at u
leading hotel In this city, .lie nan accom
panied by a secretary and two servants.
The Nawab's rich Orleutal costume cre
ated much respectful admiration.
While his secretary was absent his Royal
Highness rang his bell. A black hall boy
was sent to his room. Ills Royal Higbness,
while profoundly versed in the mauly lan
guages of the East Indies, Is wholly unfa
miliar with English, lie looked Intently at
the bellboy to attract his attention. lie
straightened himself and then made a sc
ries of dignified rhythmic moUons, as if
swimming. Then he made a solemn salaam.
The boy, with quick intuition, divined
tbe wish, left the room and returned with
ice water. That did not rill the bllL Then
a white boy was sent, when bis royal hlgb
nets again made the graceful and regular
strokes of a swimmer, closing, as before,
with .a profound salaam. The white, boy
had it he prepared a bath.
Ills roj nl hlehoess did nut want a bath
not that royalty is unfamiliar with bath
ingbut he did not want one then. Then
his rojal highness was forced to abandon
his sign language and await the return of
his secretary, when th lattor solemnly
announced that his royal highness wanted
a sole. Not to be eclipsed, an English sole
from American waters was duly prepared
land bad tbcapprovaloftbeOrlentalprlnce.
Ills rojal highness' secretary and ser
vants will sail for England Saturday. At
present the Nawab Is In Chicago. Tbe
Chicago sole Is from the plgglc. New
IF ALL OTHERS FAIL CONSULT
16 Fourth st. ne.. Washington, D. 0.
BI'ECIALTX All Chronic. Nervous, Blood
and Skin Diseases, Indigestion, Liver, Kid
ney, Bladder, and Urinary Troubles, Files,
Fistula, Stricture, etc
A NEW METHOD for oermancnt and
quick cure or all PRIVATE diseases and
Woman Complaint. Vitality restored.
Hours, 9 to lit a. m: 3 to 8 p. m:Sun
Tbe very night old Boreas puts on his
great coat and n blues down 1mm his ice
palace near tbe pole to drive thclast of
November's thirty children Into tbe chasm
of the -past and put the firstborn of hoary
December's one and thirty in Its stead
somebody btglns to think about Christinas.
Tbcllrst week of the month Is not gone unUl
everj body Is thinking about It.
Christmas cornea but once a year, tbe old
ballad ran as it advised one to prepare
and celebrate the day of dajs for that
reason alone; Now)s tbe time when the
little chlldrenike to cuddle In the chim
ney corner and bear tbe grandfather or
. ancient aunt tell of the mysterious dajs
gone by. For nearly a month now they
will iblnk cvtry crackling or the fire It
a burst of the artillery in Brownieland,
and every time they listen to tbe wind
playing a siren's melody over the tall
chimney they will be sure It Is the snort
ing or Banta Claus' cli,lit-iu-hund of sleek
reindeer carrying homo to nobody knows
Just where toys in bulk for Dame Banta
As the eventful date waxes i loser the
lutere-t and cxiltenieiit will grow UiIchms
until it seems the little hearts will batter
dents in themselves, they thump so hard.
E cry winter night t.ilewiIlueiiioreelliig
tbau that of the evening before, until the
little heads will bo as confused ai those of
tho wiie men who sit In the gnat house
oil tbe hill, nml the tots whl.llke, them,
finally one. ami all exclaim, "Where am I
SAME OLD SCENES.
If somo stranger from Mars or some other
orb of tbe sky with whom the astronomers
have long sought u. flirtation were to drop
down in Washington it would take
but a glance to see that sonic rare festh Ity
ilrawsuigh. Of course, tbe scene this year
is ruuth like It was hut, and lait )car It
wjlh much like the oue before, and so on.
B-it the frosts of eaih December briug some
A peep tbrougli the market already sug
gests something's up. The lung lines of
meat stalls prescne their accustomed dis
play of tempting steaki. chops, and roasts;
so do tbe well filled vegetable stands
look like they did a month ago, but away
down at the other end of the market you
Kee a framework going up. That 'Is a
flov.crman fixing for his display.
Along at one ndc jou see the hampers
of birds coming in w hide boxes of quail
and partridges, pairs of plump, fresh can
ulacfcs, mallnnliaml teal. Now and then
a white sivan or a wild turkey is hung up
and to glve'a yhleUdcair a deer with a
pink ribbon abut Us neck Is suspended
by Its bind legs from one end of the rack,
while a huge black bear, with a crimson
ribbon hiding In the shaggy hair of the
neck, hangs by both bind legs from the
A Utile rurther on the fish are arriving.
Pretlll-ded lobsters, whoT harmonious
coloring look-, somen h it incongruous with
tbefr nnhapely form, spraVvl In boxes of
tea moss. A huge sea turtle lies helplessly
upon lis back, waiting to be made into
soup. Here a bunch orpereh Is packed In
(,ne Ice chest, and there a red snapper and
acatfMmre stored side by side in tbe frigid
atmosphere of the cbest. All are merely
waiting todo homage to the day of da s.
BRANCHES OF HOLLY.
Outside Is thecoiintryman and the country
womaustandmghahT hidden behind thegreat
bumhesof bully and evergreen. The apples
lu that basket look m toothsome, and those
parsnips and turnips look good enough to
devour without cooking.
"Yes, mam, ha, Un; that turkey weighed
twcutj-lbrco pounds last Monday," jou
bear a count r) mdn telling his star customer.
"I am aitu.illy dieting the fellow, and
If he don't reaih twenty-five by the "1st
Dt the moutli jou -won't have to pay for
"What do I reed him? Wheat. Yes, yes.
Lots of jieople think corn Is the best .but
from experleme I find wheat makes a
turkey plumper and tenderer. Oh, he is
handsome, the biggest one I have; but I
have some mighty nice ones."
Then there Is the other side the toy side.
Every show wludow, big and little. Is
fast becoming KrlsKlngle's exhibition Miop.
The horECs. engines, dlb. tars, ."wagon,
skates, donkeys, puzzles, blinks, ruenng
cne, guns, drums, and everything rapanlu
of making a nnlc and calculated to make
a pair of bright cjes bulge from their
soikets Is there.
There is a dearth in the supply of now
t08 that is, uew ideas In toys, and when
Santa Claus makes hi; rounds this car
he will bring practically w bat he did last.
Then, again, Banta has not as many toys
in Ibe big More ludows as be did twelve
"Our slock is only a trifle smaller than
It was last,ear, howeier," explained the
proprietor of one big store, "l'eople will
not buy like they have In some years, but
the little ones must hae some tojs. Al
ready the trade has been good. Christmas
goods are being bought rapidly now, and
the forest Hif boxes and packages down In
our tucking room is Increasing dally with
Washington Is quite Southern, or rather
drav a from a partially Southern rural neigh
borhood, that gives it a sunny, picturesque
smack of life that the larger cities to the
NorUi are not favored with in their prepa
raUon for Christmas. The longing and prep
aration for the event is with these people a
joy of joys that has already begun, and
will last until the end of the year.
BEEN ON A CORNER.
Stand upon a frequented street comer
for a day and wtuch what passes before
the eje. Hero conies a small group of
ruddy-faced Uarylanders, strong and full
of health, down the street. Their trousers
are of heavy jeans and their coat sleeves
show n trifle ahort as they ghe their
arms the movements of great pendulums.
They are half happy, half anxious, for
Ibey have come lnto-'the city to look
after Ihtlr "Christmas money."
That tall one near tbe enrb has al
ready blazed a score or more of ever
greens that will be used as Christmas
trees. He has come down lo negotiate for
the disposal of them early. If he succeeds
In placing them that anxious expression
on his countenance will melt like the
snow before the sun's warm rays.
There is another tall, lean swarthy man
beside him. When they draw closer It can
be seen that this one has a bunch of peltry
on his back coon skins, rabbits' fors, mink
and muskrat. He will sell them If he
can, and it is only to be guessed how
many little hearts will have happy Christ
nuses by that prospective" barter.
That good woman -with a basket may be
seen going to market every other day. She
is selling butter and eggs and day by day
she invests In a small consignment of Inex
pensive presents, that are securely bidden
away until the Christmas stockings are
hung in some humble rural cottage.
Later in the evening the woman's sisters
of the country can be seen up-town gazing
in the brilliant windows. There Is so little
they haveond so much they want. Scarcely
a mother can buy a garment a nd a nice toy
apiece for her children. Contrivance and
economy will not bridge the chasm.
Who can blame them as they stand jing
ling their money In tbelr hands It they for
get the necessltlesvand boy tbe luxuries,
leave their little ones In rags and buy a
painted' doll or toy gun? They linger In
doubt until tbe stores dose. Then they
come borne with the determination of pre
paring for Christmas sure tomorrow.
This Handsome Bouclo Jaeiet Is made in lat
!f lTl?' oBox Kron" IbPI'lo Back and larga
Mandolin Sleeves. As a very special bargain
wo sell it at
734-736 Seventh St. N. W.
PEOPLE'S MONEY WASTED
Thousands Expended by the Gov
ernment in Useless-Experiments.
An IriHtmiccGlven iihSlionliitctlie'UiM)
Made of 8100,000 by the Treas
Few ptviplevreallre how much money is
practically- wusleil by the government
through appropriation for projects which
are of no general lalue, or-whlch, through
failure to curry out the original Intention
of ihe measure, are rendered worthies.
Thousands of dollars are expended upon
experimental work- which, by reason of
the fact that the work is neer carried
to a successful issue is of no utility. A
member of Congress will olten tecure an
appropriation for a suney or for some
experimental work and, before the com
pletion of the scheme, nil! be defeated
The new Congressman will probably nbt
look with particular favor upon the project.
Inaugurated by his predecessor and tako
no interest in it. The result Is that what
has already been accomplished will be
rendered valueless because of lack of
funds to complete the work.
Several years ago the United States
government upproprkitcd 1 00,000 lo con
duct a terics of experiments at Pittsburg
-on ooiitr explosions and their (au-.es. This
appropriation was made principally bc
caue about that tape a number or serious
accidents had happened through defective
boilers, and while the proje'et was fresh
in Ihe public mind cerybody was anxious
to hate an effort made to ascertain the
exact cause of these explosions In order
that some method might be udopted lo
avoid them in the fnture.
A commission of expert engineers, with a
well-known scientist from CornelLln charge,
was appointed to carry out the provisions
of the act of Congress. An exhaustive fce
rlcsof experiments was conducted and much
valuable Information secured.
A voluminous report was prepared by the
Cornell professor, in which the causes or
the greater number of explosions or boilers
were set forth and tbe best means gh en to
avoid them. By the time the report was
completed the subject had dropped from the
public 'mind, and It attracted little or no
A few weeks ago the terrible catastrophe
In the Journal Imildlng at Detroit, owing
to tbeexploslonof the boilers, again brought
this subject to the nttentlon of the public,
and it was rem em bcrcd lliat the experiments
had been conducted at rittsburg three
years previously lo dlvovcr just how such
accidents could be avoided.
Thinking that this report might lie of In
terest, a call was made at the Treasury De
partment for a copy. It was learned that
(hereiKjrt had never been printed, and that
the Cornell professor, when he w rote It out.
simply made a few,coples. Oneof these had
bevn given to the supervising Inspector gen
eral of steam vessels, and the others Uie
professor had probably ktpt for his own
use. The inspector general had misplaced
his copy of Ihe report.
The Treasury Department was out Just
$100,000, for which the people had received
not $100 worth of benefit. Had the report
been printed, so that the people interested
might be able to gain the advantage of the
experiments made, the money would have
been profitably expended.
Large TrnctK of Land to Bo Settled
on tbe CliPMi)enko and Ohio.
Cincinnati, O., Dec B. A party of land
seekers from Midi lean, Nebraska and Iowa,
numbering fifty, passed through hero yes
terday. They lert over the Chesapeake and Ohio
railroad for the Peninsular division of the
road, between the James and York rivers,
in Virginia, where they expect to buy a
large area of land.
The party is in clinrge of C. H. Bovee of
Cold water, Midi., nnd George J. Clark of
Toledo, O. Last week a tract or 2,000
acres was bought by a syndicate for $00,
000, just south of Norfolk, on the line be
tween Virginia and North Carolina, which
was turned o er to thirty-five Scandinavian
families, who will colonize there.
Sain Nearlng the End.
London, Dec. 0. Tbe condition of George
Augustas Sala, who Is lying 111 at Bright
ton, Is reported this morning to be ex
"-'' Our Great Mid-winter Sale opened gloriously yesterday, and
"'bids fair to be the most wonderful achievement in Shoe Selling
Washington has ever-seen. We have laid out a stock of footwear
that will more than satisfy the most exacting. Our prices beat any
' iliihg ever offered to you before- If a little higher quality and a little
,,. lower, price than you can get elsewhere is any inducement to you.then
- we ought to get the lion's share of the shoe business of the District.
1 Stoll's Shoes
Have won a reputation for wearing qualitiesjthat are excelled
This lot comprises Ladies' Kid
Button of excellent make, worth
$2 SO, and Ladies' Kid Oxfords,
worth $2.00 but only in small
" sizes and all sizes of com
fortable and pretty Felt Slippers.
Ladies' Button and Lace and
,. Oxford good quality of Kid, but
4small sizes only.
J 98c. Table.
Ladies' Kid Button and Lace,
in all sizes really very fine
Shoes, with the latest toe; worth
C,T $1.23 Table.
k Ladies' Kid Button and Lace
11 sizes. Opera, Philadelphia
and Common-sense Toes. A high
j $1.48 Table.
Ladies' Fine Hand-sewed Shoes
in the latest styles. Some of
them are really worth as high as
$3.50. Among this lot are some
Ladies' Quilted Nullifiers an
ideal shoe for housewear. Lined,
padded and fur tops.
Ladies' Kid Lace and Button
In all styles all toes. The regu
lar price on these is $3.50.
Ladies' Pateut Leather Shoes,
with cloth or kid tops. There are
about 200 pairs ill this lot all
sizes. These are very fascinating
shoes, especially the cloth tops
they are beautifully made su
perb patent leather finely finished.
Ladies' Vici Kid Hand-sewed
Shoes Needle, Opera, -Razor,
Square and Common-sense Toe
in all sizes,
Ladies' Kid, Lace and Button
all styles perfectly made
glove-fitting regular S4 value.
Ladies' Kid Lace and Button,
all shapes and toes. These shoes
are equal to the very finest cus
tom shoes perfectly made from
superb quality of stock; sold ev
erywhere for S5.
7 buttons, 23c and 48c: 10 but
Black French Kid Slippers for
house wear, 50c, 75c and $1
Nullifiers Tan and black
excellently made; very comfort
able. $1.35 Table.'
Nullifiers in black and tani
very good quality.
Men's Slippers in black and
tan durable and comfortable
well made and good looking.
This table contains patent
leather Oxfords, easy for house
wear and very dressy looking.
High grade Men's Lace and
Congress Calf value never
equaled in this city bargains
beyond compare all calf shoes.
The finest grades of French
Patent Leathers formen leather
tnat tnc exclusive stores use in
This is a Slipper table-cm- shoes that they sell for S3 and $4.
broidcrcd, with patent leather) ,.. ,-. -. , ,
backs. They are excellent goods,
very suitable for presents.
75c. Table. -
Another Slipper table em
broidered velvet, imitation alli
gator back also some Kid ones
very stylish and dm able. In"
this lot, too, are Everett Tie Slip
pers, made of fine goat, with pat
ent leather back,
Harvard Goat Tics Tan and
black splendid slippers worth
Another Patent Leather Ox
ford table high grade shoes
made of good quality calf, per
The shoes in calf that tho
usual stores charge more for
shoes worth up to S4.
PATENT LEATHERS Congresm
and Bals all sizes and toes we
have never even thought of of
fering such values as these at tho
prices we name.
Finest selected calfskin shoe
in Balmorals and Congress all
the latest and most fashionable
toes and styles.
These are hand welts in all
styles of calf Men's finesj shoes
also Patent Leather shoes of
the finest $5 quality.
STOLL'S 810" 7th St,
Arrival of Senator Irby.
Senator Irby of South Carolina arrivM
in tbe city last night and is at tbe National
Hotel. He Is recovering from tbe effects
of a serious accident which befell him
about three weeks' ago In Laurens, bis
home. Wblledrlvlug a new pair of spirited
horses he was thrown from tbe buggy and
two of bis ribs were seriously Injured. 'Not
withstanding tbls disability, be will resume
his seat In tbe Bcnato on Monday next, or
perhaps this week. i& great many of his
friends called on hku'tbls morning to pay
Vote on tbe Bond Bill. Sooannoance
nient on Xonrtb Vie.
A STITCH IN TIME."
u jour A1UWJI-WS UlSCUCU;
sluggish or w
IF toot blood is ftdl of Trie Ac
I liodltteumrasm threatens; '
IF tbe genu oMtslarbi are In i
Vk yor lystemt
t IF roar mom is eioggea witn
' boisobs ni impurities;
IF yonr Bladder u weak, Inflam-
i or Mseisea.
lV, uJ TIMTIULJ-
They prevent Brlghts Disease.
.atiey care xriaociety
Far ttey feeal,' soothe and
streagtaem the JUdaeyg.
Btoll's December Shoe Belling Is civuic
purchasers the "Best Bboe of our Tlrurs"
atmarvelouslylowprloea. 'fourteen okrk-a:
no waiuac. -' . z
. .. jsjrztf z SiitJWt-?"". jjscii .ri-
Taey dissolve gravel, 8aad,adferiek.dut deposits. -They
filter nric acid aad Malarial boIsom eat of the Mood,
They care Cystitis, Gleet, Prostatitis aad the like,
TkeT Bake nan. tick Mood. v
Afi druggists, 50 cents a box, or wnd SO cents in sttmps, or sllverf
urea to ine .hobb's medicine co., t;nicaffa or tan r&ncuco.
- book on Kidney Beaim ana sooaFincraa rree.
l'lanterer Brodt IVautfi Money lie
Earned .From Now Yorkers.
Orlando W. Brodt, by bis attorneys, Ful
ton and Edwards, have filed a bill In
equity against Frances E. Darling, Thomas
E. Waggaman, Jobn W. Pilling, Samuel
E. Allen, Jr., and Egbert D. Darling, to en
force a mechanics Hen, and to enforce sale
4oftbe property involved and apply the pro
ceeds to tbe discbarge of the lien.
Tbe defendants. Darling, arc tbe al
leged owners of lots 30, 31, 32 and 33 In
block 21 of Waggaman'i subdivision of
tract known as Alliance, but now called
The plaintiff was employed to do tbe
plastering of a house erected on tbe premises
and furnish tbe material and labor, all at
tbe rate of 28 cents per square yard, and
do otber work In tbe same line.
There was a balance due of $137.82,
which Is alleged to be still unpaid, and
Brodt sues for tbe amount, with interest
from November G, 1894. Notice of in
tention to- hold a mechanics' lien upon the
property was filed December S, 1894.
Tbe defendants, Darling, are residents of
New Tork city.
FOUGHT LIKE FURIES.
.-sj-Ei -v5 -
Female Prisoners In a Station CeU
Balsed a Terrible Bow.
A large and successful raid was con
ducted in Willow Tree court at midnight
last night by Policemen Hour and Smith
of tbe Fourth precinct, resulting in the
capture of five women, wbo, after having
been locked in one of tbe second-story
rooms of the station, fought so persistent
ly that It became necessary to place theut
In separate cells In Cherry prison.
Baur and Smith were attracted 'to the
court by an uproar In a bouse, and on en
tering found a dance In progress, and made
the arrest. " '
The women's names were Agnes Har
vey, cossle Thomas, Mamie Smith, Eliz
abeth Carter, and Ellen Randolph.
At 1 o'clock tills morning the reserves
at the station wereawakenedby the women,
who were raising riot among themselves.
Hair -was being torn, eyes were- being
blacked, and lips split. The reserve was
called op and thewomen separated, only by
the application ot vigorous tneansv
' f'S? .S-;-.-s. Si. J? - . . 3
IN CANNED GOODS
we only sell No. 1
brands the best that
can be bought. If you
get a bad can, it is no
fault of ours, but bring
it back and we will
willingly refund your
Delaware. Table Peaches, p'r c'n, 1 2c
Calif nla Lemon CUngPcaches,! 2K
4 cans Boat Tomatoes 253
4 cans Maryland Corn 25c
Scans Maine Corn. 2Bo
Scans Sifted Pea. 25o
J. T. D. PYLES,
STOKts-41 4th itn, Cor. 3d and
Ml are. n.a. IS 7m st -n , 1001
;th at-n. TV., Cor. Washington ana
llcnroe its , Anacostia.
Open till 8 every night.
ODD FELLOWS HALL CAFE DIN
teos M St. N. W.
First-class catering for balls, parties an! pri
vate families. '
"Heal. 13 and Sc.
Families supplied with salt water oysters by
the quart or gallon.
lco cream wholesale and retail
JOHN VCNIE, Proprietor
of all descriptions,
cheaper than anron.
else sells th.m for.
641 Loulslauu Ave.
Dyeing. Cleaning and Dry Cleaning,
Sit ltn street XorthwMt,
"f Werte, UH-1M I StrM NorUnrut
Absolutely Painless Dentistry.
duty to have your
children's teeth fre
and oarod for by a
Oon sul taUoa
costs nothing her
and our uipert ope
rators per'orm Ine
tiona in a gentle,
painless and harm
lion SO cent-.
EVANS DENTAL PARLORS.
1217 Penn. Ave. N. W.
What ran von hare that will make a
more dellchtful Christmas gltt? I am
selling very handsome gold rlncs at low
On Small Weekly or .Monthly
GEO. D. HORIIIQ,
Its bttt reoomtnen'lo-
1410 New York Avenue
We guarantee a
Horn. Icetimoaial Ceeure i articular
National Hernial Institute.
Ohio National Dana BM
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