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THE EYJSyiNGr TIMES, gU.Bjh3V DECEMBER V 1S95. . X
AMMAS of an
of mind will
liavc a grand
opportunity , to
buy new clothes
for licr boy or
boys at greatly
Boys $4- Suits. 2.50.
Your cbclco of any $1
Short Pants bait la stock CO Cfl
Boys' S5 Suits, S3.50.
Voar choice of any 5
3Lo.-t I'niitsiiuits. WeLnve
a big variety of fanWes nnd
blue-and-blacK cheTlots, ffQ Tfl
85, S6 and S7 Suits. $3.
An "odd" lot of 19 Hoys'
Suits, fiizds G to tf years.
ItMiiced from 15, to nnd qQ An
An "odd" lot of Boys'
II e n t y Uluo Diagonal
Worsted Salts, for bunday
wear: eizns 5 to 10 yeais. ff n fl
Wero W and J1U. Now 3)4. UU
Ml of our Chinchilla Reefers fo? boy
have beMi reJuccsL All-wool and Fast
Oolur Bluo Chinchilla Reefers, that
worofl, and S3, reduced toti53, 41
Storm Ulsters, $5.
Doys" Storm bisters. In Irish Frieze,
Chinchillas and Scout SI xturcs; sizes
5 to 10 years. Wero fC and ;S.
Reduced to $5.
Boys' Capo Overcoats; s'zsj 5 to 15
years. Wero J5, 6 and IS. Sow J3.3J,
tl and J5.
PARKER, BRIDGET & CO.,
315 Seventh St. N. W.
COMING TO THE THEATERS.
Monday evening at Lafayettto Square
Theater Manager A. M. Palmer presents
his original New York "Trilby" Company,
which plajed 260 nights at Ills Garden
Tlieater. The enormous success mode
by I Ills organization and the hit of the
Play havebecu spoken of here before.
The company close llielr season tonight
In New York, and come direct here, this
being (lie ftrst point thai Mr. Palmer's
own company appears out of New York.
"Trllbi" Is a play In four ails, based
on George Du Muurier'snovel.and adapted
for the stace by Paul SI. Potter. Miss
Blanche Walsh will be seen as Trilby: Mr.
Wilton Lackaje. as Denirali. Is said to
hate made the hit of his life In this part.
ilr. Lutkoyc Is a Washington loy. and his
many friends wilt be on Hand to welcome
Dim on She openlnc nlcht.
Alfred iliikman wilt appear ns IJItle
Bilhv: Burr .tiijntosh as Taffj: John lilen
dlmiiuc as the Laird: Holiert Paton Cllbbs
asGecko; Icnaclo .Mariinctti as Zouzou:
Miss lloa llaud as Mrs. Hi cot: lime. L'ot
trilly as .Mine. C.iuinl, and I!oe Hirrlnc
ton as Ancle. The adiauce fale for the en
tire encacement has been lerv larce. and
Indications poiut to a ery successful en
gagement ofthis renowned play. .Matinees
nnnouuceu ior n eunesoay acu (Saturday.
William Hoey, "Old Uoss." mlmn his
rollicklnc ctinieiiiau with wnom we nae
Ix-ivnie uccuMomeil to associate "The Man
Whirllroke the Bank at JKhiIo Carlo." sur
rounded by a company of legitimate lauch
pru'rt or almost euunl prominence, will
be the attraction at the Orand Opera
Houe Jlonday ulsht and throughout the
rek ivitb the usual Thursday and Sat-
oey and his company present tills year a
play called "The Globe Trotter.'' ivrlt-
ten by Louis lie Lance, a Philadelnhian well
known to Washington tIieatT-go-is!. In
thu play Mr. Hoey assumes three different
tharacurs. At tirst he Is seen In his
oricinal role of the tramp, and only suth
a Iramp ns-'OId Ibs" c-au iiortray.
The action of "The Globe Trotter" turns
upon the exploits of one Paul Clifford,
who Is tmiellnc arourd the globe on n
wagiT, pledged to neither beg. borrow nor
steal and is to arrive In Boston with
$5,000 cash. This is n 'i cry large contract
and a number of remarkable incidents oc
cur to enable the globe IrotUr to win the
The action throughout the play Is rapid
and the incidents extremely humorous.
The company suptiorting 3Ir. Hoey Is com
posed of some remarkably clever artists,
eicral of whom !ae in the pat lxj-n
tars of some inin rtancc in the theatrical
World, notably. M. A. Kennedy. Louii He
Lange, Paul Bames.-and Mattie Vitkcrs.
Other incmo.'rs of Ihe organization are
W. T. Do) ie, Burt O. Thajer, K. U. Abbey,
When a wizard Is at the helm we may
expect wonders, and Frederick Bancroft,
the magician, who will present his spec
tacular production of macle at the New
National Theater all next week, promises
that wc shall not be disappointed.
His performance will consist ot legiti
mate magic, presented amid scenes ot the
Orient, the palace or the magician ot fable
being represented, and. In short, the ideas
of the "Arabian Nights" will be followed
s closely as scenlo art wl permit.
There are four acts and two transforma
tions, which are said to be triumphs of
scenic art. The entertainment will be va
ried by the introduction at suitable oppor
tunities oi a numoer or specially artists,
whose work Is of the Iilcest order of merit
and In keeping with tho Oriental scenery
Mr. Hincrort Is a magician of ncknowl-'
edg-xl skill In elciglit-of-hund. and Is said
to have many original feats and Illusions,
which are of his own Invention and the
result of years of research and experiment.
A new lecture by Robert G.Incersoll Is an
vent In the Intellectual world. The emi
nent Iconoclast's latest production Is en
titled "The Foundations of Faith." and
will be delivered at the National Theater
tomorrow evening for tho first time in this
city. It Js described as a grand summing
on of the agnostic's side ot thn rplirinns
question. No one Is more capable of pre
tentlnc the free thinker's arguments than
At tho Academy next week James Calla
nan will hold sway in a reused version
at "Faust." supported by a stroDg company.
Bait the people who see Faust In opera
do not catch the plot, let alone the wonder
ful exposition of human pasrion that the
piece really contains, but this cernes out
clearly and vividly in tliedrania.
In the character of Atephlsto, Inter
preted by M r. Callahan, a rev elation Is made
to the audience.
The effects In the way of the weird, the
upernatural and the devilish tliat modern
toge appliances nrc competent to produce
re all employed wllh wonderful force and
circumstance: but still the most forceful
ef all is the interpretation of the expression
cf the character of McplUsto by Mr. Calla
kan. Harry Williams, who Is known Uirough
ut the theatrical world as one of the
lending vaudeville managers. Is sending
one of bis companies, that in which lie
fcas taken particular pride, to fill a week's
engagement at Kcruan's Lyceum, begin
ting Monday next.
That the company is a good one will
cosily be seen br a glance at the names
cf the people on the roster. McAvoy and
May. the great Irish comedians, have a
new farce, which Is said to be the best
thing of their successful career. Then
there Is Gertie GiUon. who sings popular
airs: Daly and Hilton, sketch artists: Wul
fcrook. a graceful and original dancer:
Jruogene Coiner, a contralto singer: Felix
and Cain, black face artists: Smith and
Fuller, with the most original musical
turn on Ihe vaudeville stage, and Farnuni
and Seymour, the acrobats.
gettbourd Air Line Taken tlio Lend
The Seaboard Air Line, allie to the ne
cessittcr of the traveling public, will place,
n sale, beginning die 19th, round trip tick
ets to Atlanta at $8.70. Tickets will be
eld to the 2Slb inclusive, coed to return
Call at ticket office F. U. B. Co. for tickets
Sid reservation in sleeping curs, or to K. A.
arte. General iit. coi Pcrm.c,Te.
Lax District-, Law, Governing the
Sale of Poison.
A TIMES EEPOBTEE'S TEST
A Xunihor of Drugstores Visited and
Efforts Alutle to r-urclmso Deadly
. Drucs-AU of Them Obey tho Hcgu
latloiw, Jlur Some Wo old Jfot Sell.
Simple- HxciiNes Often Suffice.
The suicide of Macruder IIouEh a few
days aco, as rilated In The Times of that
date, augcested an InvesUcatlou of the
coudlUoiis surrouudinc the sale of deadly
poisons lu this city.
The fact that he went Into a drug store
!iiaw,fof, lanlamm. offering somo
simple fnbricalIon,,and procured the sturf
wilhoutdifnculty.e en thouch ho wasunder
the Influence of Uquor. was sufficient to
arousein a great many persons' minds tho
query as to what Ihe law Is concerning
...i. .,..- ui injisons, auu whether or no it is
easy to procure caus ), polsouinc or
A Times reporter called at the Health
l)eparlir.cnt today, &nd saw the health of
ricer. l)r. Woodwaru', on (his important
,,"I, lou think, doctor," was asked.
Hint the law regarding tile. sale of poisons
is adequate to prewnlthe occurrences of
m!iiSe?, ,r u l8 "shtly enrorced?"
,n i,,V 'i,i0.:,"l!,ljw.ls -'r' well lived ud
i2'.Ut U.1C law 'oc6irt enter much. It in
rather a hard matter to legislate upon."
"Just what Is the law?"
.A,.mi'sse.",:tr Tas Btnt t0 brine the statute
'."..'"K1 "' matter was InfitwLaiid
Smw1;"1' '"''", iwcred volume v. is
r,i 'Vi U,"R'r. sl'-ilou 10 of the ac t to re-c-Biaied-
iarlm"' NK' r'ai,,,eU l" l5,10-
,nii"',rhail.,.w un!awrul for any person from
and after the passage of this act to retail
tO Wit " svutuuii-s .v juu u, jS lot OWS.
or THE law.
tonics two lengthy lists of
Poisons, and tho law proceeds
nithoui distinctly labeling JUo box.
vessel, or paper in which the said poiion
w contained, and also the outside wranner
?Lrir',- .w'm. ,,,e "amo ot "" article the
hSSn l0Ir"?A a", u,e num-' ;,,ia ""J f
oislncas of the seller.
JiiZZ Mm" " ln la'ITful fr any person to
fi, J?ridelhcr ?ny '"''sons enumerated in
II lromM ,"hn4 uul-P"i due ""luirv
It be found that the pureJiaser Is n ware of
! tiJfii'.0,1?3 Sui,ract,;r ;"!' represents that
It is to Iw used for a legitimate purpose.
m. mnrw i l11.'1 '.lwful for a,,y rw-'ltercd
pu.inuaclst to sell any no sons in(.in,ii
i nmC,lVi. wi"lou'- !ffe ddiveriug tho
s.ime to the purchaser, causing an entry to
be made In a book kept ror that purpose
Sr .ml r,.lbe '!ur-baser. the name and
?- .lr,yt.t" 'wii sold, the purpose for
i Jl.'l r''"fi':"ted by the purchaser
to be required, anil the name of the dis
pcnser. such book to bo always open for
iisihilion by the proper authorities and
to bo iinxr-rred for rererence "for at least
The reporter remarked tint the law didn't
seem to require; much, merely that a legiti
mate purpose bo stated and a naino and
i,'ooV' U.;IClM,'t..V.cni Edcauatc," cald the
Iiealt i officer. "You will notice that no
mention is made to the age or mental con-
'."hi01 ot, ."le, bu,,-r- But l "'ink nnt
pharmacists elo mora than the law re-
,. . "Mb eiuesiions ttey co put to a
would-be purchaser or rolson, tl e leportcr
unnouced his intcnlion ot going to tome
stores and trjiiig the clerks.
Dr. Woodward obligingly produced a
Ixiok. in which, was a list of suicides, wltli
the manner or their deaths, ami frcm this
means a list of poisons was chosen and
the amount that was ne-cessary to pur
chase to cause death. Ihls list was re
markable Tor haUhir so man) inlciil deaths
'.i',' i1-a,La caused ,y "Uougli on Hats."
carltlic acir$Uy PUr e,rn""-- "
"Ueiubtiess this is because people are
2;ra"1 .'" "sk for oniates." said the doctor.
But trere are so mnnr nnFMn, tttf,- ..,A
"uctit net er 10 find any trouble in cuittlnc
uivii us ejesites lO.
ASKKU POn LAUDANUM.
Going down to the avenue the reporter
resolved to enter the first drug-store
that ho cniiio to. It was no
easy matter to walk in and make
make a doubtful recuest. ror there,
is always some one in the lrug-3tore
lingering about. But he went In. end with
out any hesitancy of manner asked for an
onuce of laudanum.
'"We couldn't sell 1). to you," said tho
"Are you the proprietor?"
".No: but I Miettk ror lilm. It Is acalust
the law to sell poisons."
"Oh, no. it isn't. If one recislersnnd tells
you vthut It's for. I want tons,. it,u r.,f
Uioibdcrjf. I want to put some drons on n
bit or cotton.1
We will sell Jon some toothache medi
cine, but nut laudanum. We don't keep a
Polon register. H' too much trouble and
liiMinvi-nience. No, I'm sorry, but I
"I)o I look like a suicide?"
"Oh. no. indeed. But 1'xenorlclittojudee
in such mailers." and he smiled pleasantly
und remained oliddratc.
l-o the poison buyer passed on to the next
sle.re-. a little farther in Hie same square.
Afier consulting the list he went In and
waikc-u to me rear or toe store. A gentle
man said lie was bead clerk aud the propri
etor was out.
"Could I get some chlpral here?" was
The clerk looked as serious at once ns a
Sumlay-school superintendent, and said:
"No: I couldn't sell 11 to jou within tho
"Bat I happen to know you ean. I am
used to chloral. I alwaysuse It In case of a
headache, and I need It."
KKQUIREn A PKESCItlPTION.
"Then you rous; get a phjsiclan's pre
opiates. "But why should 3 on be unaccommodat
ing? I know what to do with it. and d-m't
wish to pay a physician for telling me
w hat I know."
Then the clerk proceeded to give the re
porter a llille moral talking to. He said
that be wouldn't Iw responsible ror assist
ing anyone in the downward path of which
chloral waslbegate. Whoeverdahblcdwlth
thlselrug. he said, wmilrl eiontnniiv tufnnyn
addicted to It, and he couldn't lmagineativ
one in a worse condition than a slave to
"But that's neither here nor there."
said the reporter. "I have my own con
science, and I want chloral." -
"Well, 1 won't sell It. to you," said the
drusclst, with admirable stubbornness. "It
may not be against the letter of the law.
but It's again j t the spirit. You might go
around to some hotel and drink It and kill
yourself. I refused a man chloral once and
later he shot himself. I didn't keen Win
Hum sujciuiiiK, uuv 1 uiu aiti coma. No.
I will not sell you chloral."
The reporter wont uut fooim 111-0
guilty wretch trying to ruin himself.
At the next place tho head clerk was
asked ror five grains of morphine.
"What for?" he asked sharply.
"To relieve pain. I want It In one-half
"That is a big dose." be said.
,..Ee VCDt to cet "nand camo back with a
"I have given yon twelve pills, one
clcbtb of a grain each. Don't take them
ortener than once in three hours."
"But this Isn't enough b do any good.'
"0b, yes It Is: and It won'tdo harm."
The clerk smiled cheerfully and the re
porter went out discouraged, but reflected
he might cather up enough or this stuff
in this manner in two or three calls.
WILLING TO "SELL IT.
The reporter asked at the next nlace for
four ounces of carbolic acid. The clerk was
a very brisk young man in a very pleasant
temper, and be said:
"Certainly: commercial or pure?"
Seeing that It was a perfecUy easy trans
action, the reporter said:
"Pure.butnn ounce wllldo."
When thftbotllpTV-lft wrannnrtn hnnlrwn
brought for a signature.
-wnais tuts ion"
"Carbolic acid Is a poison."
"But writing my name here doesn't cause
me not to drink It If 1 want to."
"No, but It Is a compliance with the law
and a protection to ns." Then reading the
signature, ho said: "If you drink this. Mr
Brown, they will see the bottle and come
down here and ask us about It,"
"But I'm not Mr. Brown. I wrote that
there to satisfy jou."
"Exactly." said the cheerful clerk. "I
didn't suppose It was your name. Now. If
you really "want to shuffle off this mortal
coil I can suggest better ways."
"Oh. chloroform, laudanum, morphine."
"But I couldn't buy them."
"I'll sell you a gallon of laudanum or a
pound of morphine. You need only write
a name in my book."
"Is that the nrinclole ot the store?"
"Yes: why not? We've nothing to do-
wiui ine niauer. rcrsonnny. 1 tntnc a
man ought to be let to die If hewantxto."
HE USED JUDGMENT. "
The next place catered wascm teeavenuo.
Single or Double
$4 Boys' Cape Over
coats, Now $2.
Men's All-wool Pants, $1.35,
and an ounce of chloroform was asked for.
The clerk said he couldn't sell It.
"Is the owner here? Ask him about It
That gentleman came out from behind
a prescription case and asked what It was
"To clean a coat."
"Oh, very well. (live Lim an ounce."
4 Butis It datgerous to use?"
"Not if jou are ordinarily careful."
'Could I kill myself with It?"
"Well, jes. If vou poure-d Hon a hand
kerchief and de)ilerately Inhaled It."
"Why do you sell it then?"
"I was using my discretion. You looked
sensible and told me what ou"iisliel it
for. But if jou wanted poison you could
easily get it, whatever precaution I took.
Anil I am very careful. You could buy a
pint of paregoric There is a eltceiitu of
a grain of opium In a leaspoourul. It
wouldn't be an unpleasant drink. Then in
elixir of quinine, iron and strjcbnlne there
Is a sixtieth of a grain or the latter to each
teaspooniui ana one-quarter or a grain
will kill. Katiioison is almost pure arsenic.
Bromldla is 11 preparation Mild for sleep
lessness that has chloral In It largely. The
prescription Is not 011 tin-bottle, but a mod
erate drink of that would kill, anil a recent
suicide he-re wa3 accomplished by it. Then.
ir ou went into almost anv store and
asked for morphia you would get It. If
you asked for au eighth of an ounce they
would think you used it. 1 deplore the
possibility, and I neer take a new mor
phia customer. I supply those- that were
customers when I took the business. Oh, the
profit Isn't worth the risk."
"What difference does It make to you If I
"A great deal," and the druggist looked
serious, with a courteous frowning down of
DONE UP WITH LITTLE ADO.
At the next store tried the reporter
quietly asked for one-quarter of au ouuco
or Powers A. Welchtman morphia.
"Do you use this?"
It was done up, and a signature taken.
At a well known store the reporter asked
forone-eightti of a dram ofcyanldcorpolas
sium. The clerk started to cet It. and came
back to ask what it was ror.
"I belli've it is to be put into a couch
"Don't you know?" sharply.
I know nothing alsiut the stuff. I am
not buiing it ror myscir."
"Well. I can't s-Il it to you."
"I amgetttngit rorsomeonewhoeloes."
"How do I know that? No, 1 really
can't Eell It to you."
The rciwrter then went up to a place on
New York aye-use.
"Will you se-11 me one-eighth of a dram
ofejanide of potassium?" was asked of thu
"I suppose you know It is a deadly poi
son?" "Oh. ye: I Want it for a photographer."
"Well, that's alt right: they know all
The package of virile, deadly poison was
done up, the registers! gned, and tfcercnorter
wetit home, feclinz that he wan armed to
the teeth and as dangerous to the touch as
But the question of whether you can sui
cide easily or not was a settled one. The
law is certainly wry weak.
ASKED FOR TRITURATES.
At a Ninth street elrug store Hie re
porter askeel for tablet triturates, which
Is a preparation wllh strychnine. They did
not keep tills, but offered to sell pills
of strychnine-. Iron ami aulnlne. wllh the
formula printed on the bottle.
"How many of these uills would it take
to cause- death?" was asked.
"About sixty no one would make that
mistake. Why. wc sell pure strychnine
tablets with 1-JO of a grain in each."
"Isn't that dangerous?" .
"Well, any medicine taken in too large
quantities will kill. If yon are going to
draw the line that way druggists might as
well go nut of business."
At n Seventh street place the reporter
bought an ounce of laudanum, stating It
was wanted for tooth-ache.
There was no hesitancy iu selling It. so
the clerk was asked:
"Is that dangerous?"
"It Is; but I haveput a poison label on It."
"How much would kill tue?"
"A teaspoonful might: It varies."
"Well, aren't you afraid to sell it?"
"Not tor a reasonable nurnose. nnd If thn
purchaser looks as thouch be knew what
he was about. It Is a matter of experience
that tells a druccist whether lo sell oniates
or not, and the law only requires that you
siiiiuiu register. '
Half an ounce of chloral was asked for at
an II street store.
"I can't sell it to you."
"Butl wantlo glveltforanervoushcad
ache. I know how to handle, it: 20 grains
for a dose. '
"But you have no prescription."
"Well, does one have to spend $2 for a
for the Children
with every one of our Children's Suits or
Overcoats, and a more magnificent stock you can
not find in the city Suits, Overcoats, Reefers
the best of material, the best of workmanship,
the lowest of prices.
Northeast Corner 7th
$ 1 2.00
OF .Mr. TENILLE.
Children's Suits, 01 Cfl
$3.00. Now, OliOU
Union Clothier and Furnisher,
709 7th St. N. W., near G.
Physician's fco cverytime one wanta a
"One shouldn't want chloral often. You
can get Hat the wliolesaler'sir j ou wantlt."
"Then ir I can get It somewhere, why not
of you. and sae mo y trouble?"
"Because 1 neicr sell opiates: it coca
against my conscience."
VENTILATING STHEET CABS.
Cure. Should Be ExcrclKC-d to Avoid Ef
fesetK Upon l'aHscnKern.
I'oimlur Ileniltli -Miej;o.z.lue.
The modern street car moving at great
speed is supposed to be well icntilate-d,
but as a fact, when the weather Is cool,
or if It is wet and rainy, doors and win
dows arc kept tightly closed, and the odor
of many passengers with net footwear
is far from healthy. In England, where
there Is much damp weather anil where
omnibuses are so largely used, Ihe sulfer
Ing from lack of ventilation is still greater
than in this country, because there the
wlndo rt's of the conveyances tiFi often donot
open, and It is impossible to ventilate; but
lu America the cars are purposely made so
(hat many windows aLd 01 ten tlio sides of
the cars may beopened and themost perfect
change of air obtained, as in mi'd weather.
The rule on (he contllnent of Europe,
where a draught Is so greatly feared. Is
that If one person objects to 611 o'rfi-n win
dow it must be closed, all tlip others to
the contrary notwithstanding, ilnpplly
no such unjust rule works heipj but It Is
probably due to apathy or Ignorance of
the-conductors tbatthenumerousand easily
opened windows arc not used to admit
enough fp-sli air on damp and cold days lo
carry off, or at least dilute, the emanations
of that class eif persons who usually crowd
into the cars about 5 or G o'clock In the
evening. Some stringent rtile-s enrorced by
company would make a rapid-lransit car
as comfortable In damp weather as on a
clear summer day.
Great fteduetloii In Hat en to Atlanta"
Rximvltion via Southern Itallwny.
A sweeping reduction In rates has been
announce-el by the Southern railway to the
Atlanta Exposition lmm Washington and
other points on Its lines. Tickets on sale
DeceinlK-r 10 to 25 Inclusive, good for
five- days from date eif sale, the ratefrora
Washington being $8.75 ror the round
trip distance of 1,300 miles. These nre
the lowest rates ever authorized for any
simllar'occnsiiin anil great crowds are ex
pected to-go to the exposition during the
Apply at ticket office?, 1300 Pennsyl
vania avenue, 511 Pennsylvania avenue
and Penn3lvanla railroad station for
sleeping car reservations and further Infor
Holiday Excursion rtati-H Via l'ennfivl-
Minln Railroad. -
The Passenger Department of the Penn
sylvania Railroad announces the sale ot
Christmas and New Year holiday excursion
tickets to all points on Its system of lines
east of Pittsburg and Erie, aral west of
Elizabeth and Pea Girt. December 21st
L'LM. 2.td. 24th. 25th and .list, ,-in.l Janu
ary 1st, good for return passage until Janu
ary .in. ibu. inclusive, at special reduced
rates. Tickets will also be sold to Fred
ericksburg. Richmond. Petersburg and
other points Bouth on December 22d. 23d.
24th. 2BUi. 29th, 30th. 31st and January
1st. good to return until January 3d. 1S9C.
Flood In Ite-al Esitatc.
"Abal" chuckled the real estate agent,
"I knew It would cornel I knew ltl Can't
fool me on a building site, when I once
get my eyes on It "
"Tcs," replied the customer, "I"vo
thought about it a great deal as to
whether It was cheaper to buy or
"Yes, yes and you concluded- to buy!
Sensible- fellow " -
"No, to lease "
"Wb-a-t? Lease as fine a corner lot
as tbat? You want to buy It, man. A
fortune In it, I assure "
"No, I'll lease It" at your own figures
"Yes, yes fifty or ninety-nine years "
"Eh? Er what the devU 'could yon
build on it "
"A skating; rlnkl" Cleveland Plain-Deal
ancl H'.Sts. N. W,
A Window - - - -Full
We are not Jewelers, but we
have an assortment of delightful
articles in silver and glass, that
but fewB Jewelers can equal.
Our prices are just about
what Jewelers charge, though
the goods' are identical.
1 1 th and F sts. N. W.
JAIL BIROS flNIHE WING
Policeman Caught Three Roost
ing in a Freight Car.
ONE TURNED LOOSE AGAIN
Corner I.oaft-r Getn Fifteen Days In
-Which to Make- riaiis for Future
Improvement Tuttlo'n Friendly
Servlco Covered a Theft Given a
Little More Than He Wanted.
Judge Kimball's dock looked like a
hobo's roost this morning when court
opened and Ihe rile of prisoners marched in.
There were not very many of tbem. but those
who did line up lo await sentence wore
garbs typical of tramps. It was va
William Cass, Charles Crawford and
Joseph Williams, the latter colored, rode
into the city last night snugly ensconced,
along Willi a lot of merchandise, in a
freight ear, on which the door seal had
icen broken. They were hauled out and
taken to the station-house, and were charged
with being vagrants and suspicious char
acters In the rwlice court this morning.
"We were on Ihe way Bouth. Judge."
said Cass, "and we Jumped into that ear
a long way out, where it stopped to take on
sand. The door was open, and when it
started we Jumped In."
74 iiStf, l,u-" troui Central America,"
said Williams, the-colored man, "and met
them two in Philadelphia. We was goln'
de-same wat.so we cum together."
Williams had his discharge naners -is .a
seaman, and Judge Klmliall took his per
sonal oous to leave Ihe city. The two
white n.en were sent to Ihe workhouse- for
five days each.
ONE OF A CROWD.
John Wallace, a young white- man, was
charged with vagrancy, and pleaded not
"He is one of a crowd that hangs around
II street northeast, your honor," said the
officer. "They are always drunk and
making disturbances. I arrested this
man once be-fore, but let him go on his
promise: to behave himself."
"Your honor, I ain't been lull for-drink-in'
fcr two months until lost night, an' I
was only bair full tl.en when this oftlcer
got nv-. I'm not coin' to drink any more."
"It I didn't know jou so well." said the
court, "I might be-he-ve tl-at. but you've
been here tooorten. Firteendavs.
James C Tuttle. a ncat-looklcc younc
man, was charged with being a suspicious
characterby Policeman CowtK-.JohnUalncs.
a news agent, being the complaining wit
ness. "1 was In a saloon ivltli some friends last
night, Haines, "and this man came up
and pulleel my overcoat collar up atwut my
ears, saying tbat It was cold. When 'he
le-ft me I noticed that my scarf pin was
kuuc. i c-ouipiaineci to me oiricer and
he arrested Tuttle."
Michael Blasey. Max Marinellianel George
Winston, who we-re with Haines In the
saloon testified to the disappearance of
the pin when Tuttle took hold of the coat,
and Policeman Sutton informed the court
that the prisoner was a man of very bad
reputation, having served a term in the
penitentiary, and was looked upon as a
"What do you do for a living?" asked
"I tend bar."
"When did you do any work?"
"Not since last May."
"I think you're a good man to give
bonds," said his honor. "One hundred
dollars or three months."
Richard Longer was charged with va
grancy and pleaded not guilty.
ASKED TOR LODGING.
"He came in the station-house last night."
said the officer, "and asked for a night's
lodging. He said be had no home and
his relatives were drowned In the Johns
"What do you want lo say?" asked the
"Have jou ever been here before?"
Daniel Lee, a young colored man, was
arrested on complaint of Saloon-keeper
Hugh Uartuetland charged with vagrancy.
"He came Into my place with a pitcher."
said the witness. "and laid down a quarter,
eagle side up, and asked. 'What's the value
or that?' It was lead, and I told blm
I'd keep the coin and report It to tho
"Is that all?" asked the Judge.
"Yes, sir. that's all."
"The'ease Is dismissed."
LAWYER TO BE AltnESTED.
Warrant Issued for John C. Foster
on tho Charge of Larceny.
A warrant was sworn out in the police
court this morning acalnst Lawyer John C.
Toster. one ot the police court fraternity,
charging blm with the larceny of a gold
ring, valued at $8. and upon -it the more
or less eminent attorney will be tried be
fore Judge MUler Monday. The ring was
the properly of Miss Anuie J. Little, and it
was she who attached her signature to tbc
warrant and swore to its truth.
"ne was doing some lecal business for
my mother," said the young lady, "but I
didn't know him at all. On the 11th oriast
July he was at our house and saw the ring
on my finger. He admired it, and I told
him It was my engagement ring. It wasn't,
but I Just told him that to keep him from
asking for it. Uut be insisted on my lending
it to blm. and when I refused be took hold
or my band and wrenched it oft my finger.
Then he went away, laughing."
"Has he still got the ring?" asked Mr.
"No, sir; he pawned it at neldenlieim
er's the same month he got It. I sent word
to blm to return It several times, but ho
never would. He simply stolelt. That's all
there Is about It."
"It looks very much tbat way," said
Mr. Washburn, and be filled out the warrant
blank for the young lady to sign. It was
sent to the Second precinct to be served.
A Good Heclpo for Fruit Cako.
Two pounds flour, two pounds sugar,
three-quarters of a pound of butter, two
pounds raisins, two pounds currants, one
bound citron, twelve eggs, two teaspoon
fuls baking powder, one nutmeg, one tea
spoonful of cloves, one teaspoonful of cinna
mon, two cupfuls ot milk. Bake In a slow
oven. Care should be taken tbat the
fruit used is absolutely fresh, as on this de
pends the success of the cake. "John
stons," the Beventh street grocers, have
the finest lot of currants, raisins and citron
In the city, and their goods are all guaran
teed to be fresb transportations. Another
Important consideration is the fact tbat to
day " Johnstons" will give a thirty-flvccent
sack of flour tree to each purchaser of one
dollar's worth or over of groceries.
Abo Taylor Executed.
Canon City, Colo., Dec. 14. Abe Taylor,
the murderer ot Marshal Emerson of
Alarnosa. was executed lu the State peni
tentiary at 7:40 o'clock last ulzht. He was
calm and n-slgned to his fate, tbc execution
being performed without, esneelal Incident.
Taylor shot and ked Emerson, who t
arrestcd blm for theft,' ; -
FROM MEWSBOT TO PiGE
Albert Laraviere May Be a. Con
gressman Some Day.
ALREADY A LAW STUDENT
now the Detroit 2ewnboyn Are I.ep;J
wnvtjut 1 fAhs-....'' A -.. - . . I
"."""i i"uKraw Appointment
tvs.I'iiiie Secured, by Hepreneiitatlve
CorllKH of Mlcli'lgun, Who In IntttTf
eated In the Boys of ills City.
Tho NeMHboy rage.
The name of one of the future Congress
men from Michigan may be Albert Lari
vicre or Detroit.
It may be that Albert will even be a
Senator. At present he Is a page on tho
Hour ot the House, and among others who
are Intere-sted In his advancement are 1.200
Last Sunday evening there was a grand
mass meeting of the- Newsbojs' Associa
tion, and when It was announced that Con
gressman Corliss had secured the nnnolnt-
ment of a representative eif the newsboys
eo ue a pace in tne House- or Representatives
at Washington there was a tremendous
tumult of cheers from the lusty throats of
a thousand urchins.
Young Larivlere left Detroit last Mon
day evcuinc. and. bis departure was a
much greater event to all appearances
than the de-parture of a plenipotentiary
for foreicn shores. Two brass bands led
a parade of a thousand newsboys, and the
whole Juvenile nonulation or lietmir titrmf
out en masse-to speed Albert on bis journey.
L.s-4ieiiu uiiizens, eoe, were in toe cro--cl
at Jbe station, and the mayor bitnseir
was interested In the occasion as in a er.-nt
Albert has by this time gotten his duties
at the Capitol welt learned, and already is
one ot the swiftest nnd nimblest of the
busy youths who wait upon the represent
atives during tho time that the House Is in
DELIGHTED WITH WASHINGTON.
"O, I think Washington Is great," ha
said to a reporter yesterday. "It is a
beauurul city. Yesterday I went up to look
out from the Washington Monument from
those 60-callsd rat-holes. I like to live
here, and, so far, I enjoy my work."
Albert is a slender, llcht-halred boy.
with honest, blue eyes and a bright race.
He doesn't look like an t-x-newsboy. but
"How did you go to work to get your
appointment?" he was asked.
"Well, you see. It was this way: Col
Butler, the vice-president ot the News
boys' Asocatton or Detroit, wrotea letter
to Congressman John B. Corliss about two
weeks ago. and told him what a rine thing
it would be Tor the association to have one
or Its members appomtcd as a pace.
"He ilidn't mention the name or any par
ticular boy. but simply asked it ror the as
sociation. "About a week later Col. Butler received
n telecram from Mr- Corliss tliat read like,
tills: -Have secured appointment for one
member ot the Newsboys' Association.'
Then a letter came. eiDlainlnir It further.
"Then they had a meting of the news
boys lat Bunday nlclit. and thev elcttetl
me by a rising vote."
Albert was the favorite of the whole as
sociation, and his elettlou was the signal
for shrill yells and cheers of the most vo
ciferous and cordial character. Not less
than 1,200 boys are members of theassocia
tlon, anel a large number or them were pres
ent at the meeting last Sunday night. Be
fore the meeting broke up it was arranged
that the members should escort the young
coming Congressman to the train the- next
Two brass bands belong to the newsboys.
They are composed of Ihe members of the
association, and so far as record shows,
the-y are about the rinest juvenile organiza
tions of a musical kind anywhere in the
The next nlcht the boys were all there,
nnd many more. Albert was to take tho
0:10 train over the Mlebican Central.
After the long procession, bended by its
two brass bands, and having in Its ranks
many prominent eitlzers of Detroit and
friends or the association, the crowd clam
ored ror a speech from Albert Larivicre.
HIS FIRST SPEECH.
At last, blush lngandrcluetaut.hemounteel
the rear platform of the train, and made a
modest little speech of appreciation of the
kindness which had been shown him, and
adding, as his last words, that be would
strive to Properly represent the Newsboys'
Association of Detroit at the National
Then the train moved out and 1 7-year-old
Alber tLarlvlere left Detroit as few heroes
ever left It before him.
In talking with a Times reporter vester
day. Albert referred to the Newsboys- Asso
ciation in terms ot tbe wannest afrection.
It was a great thing for boys, he said.
Every 8unday evening they have a meet
ing atrooms provided tor thepurpose. There
they give recitations nnd have music by
one of the bands, and speeches from promi
nent citizens, wno come in to give the boys
good advice anil tell them how to mark out
good and useful careers ror themselves and
then attain them.
Col. Butler is a splendid man." said
Albert, enthusiastically, "and we owe a
great deal to John B. Corliss, our new
Congressman. They both take a great
Interest In us. And you want to saytbis.
too the ladles of Detroit, the very nicest
ladies In the city, come In among the boys
and are a great help to the association."
The boy referred, with evidences of ten
der feeling, to the death of his older
brother In tbe recent frightful accident In
the Detroit Journal building. His brother
was employed in the mailing department
and was instantly killed by the ex plosion.
Albert toejk a gold watch from tils pecket
and said that was tbe watch whlchliael be
longed to bis brother. The case had a large
dent caused by siriklugagalnst some heavy
object at the time of (heacdelent. He would
not have that dent removed for a thousand
dollars, he said, and he wouldn't part with
the watch for any money.
A LAW STUDENT ALREADY.
The young fellow spoke of his interest in
"I got a common school education In the
night schools ot Detroit," he said, "and I'm
going to the night school here as soon as I
get settled. I'm reading Blackstone. too.
Sayl Blackstone is awful dry. isn't It?"
This led to . query If he was going to try
to be a Congressman some day. hut this ho
was Indisposed to talk about. The enter
tainment of such a proposition in actual
words evidently wasn't consistent with bis
Albert Larivlere was borninMontreal An
gusl2B.1878.andsoonartercameloDetroit with bis parents. Itislefttothehlstortanof
the future to record how he. like Senator
Arthur Gorman and Congressman William
Alden Hmlin, aner Deeinnioeiueas am-n s
boy and a page, afterward became a lepre
sentatlve ot the people In Congress.
As good yeast is to be classed a house
hold necessity, producing wholesome and
palatable bread, a word of caution to
every housekeeper and consumer of our
yeast may be tbc means of protecting
them against imposition; therefore see
that the cake of yeast you uso bears our
signature printed thereon, and save your
labels for handsome banners.
FLEISCHMANN 4 CO.
N. B. As no yeast is delivered from any
ot our wagons without our label, be on the
alert for counterfeits. F.i CO.
Cot Uv Ice nnd Sunk.
Amherst bers. Ont-. Dec. 14. Tbcsteamcr
Ranney, Chicago to Buffalo, with corn, wasr
cut down by the Ice nnd sunk a fen
miles southeast ot tbe Dununy Light in
Lake Erie last night.
COX.XLX1T THE HEAD. Catarrh,
and Headache tuimediately relieved by
Capitol Catarrh Cure. SB cents.
Ladles, lire your nun Meads
and relations a pair ot Glotes
a handsome Seairf an UmbreL'a-
f or a dainty Xraas Glib
'O tell the truth-wS
don't think these $8 50 j
SUITS will last until
we close tonight. iud-
ing from the rapidity -
"with which they are
going out of the store.
AND men who dress'
well habitually are buying
tliem! No. wonder, either
for they are regular $13.o0,'
$12 and $10 .suits out of our
THIS cold snap has '
caused a rush for our, ONE
DOLLAL UNDERWEAR -that's
keeping us busy it' a
$1.25 elsewhere, our custom
THE big, long 15'
IRISH FRIEZE ULS
TERS should interest you
at the present price of $9.90.
TnB White JJnwia"
J We've only
J a few days
in which to raise the
money to meet our note
to Bergher Bros.
All our fine SUITS
and OVERCOATS are
Vbeing almost given awav,
f for we must have the
Money or Fail !
It will pay vou to la-
in a stock for the future
it is not like some
thing that will spoil, and
you will not get another
chance like this in a
We're losing thou
sands of dollars on our
stock, but there is no
other way open to us.
HEW YORK CLOTfUHS HOUSE.
311 Seventh St. N. W.
new ilia IJadc?r
epeclil In oTcry
rrpetfi a fc J ff T:
listed at ;:. Call
nnd taotouKhlr vx
Atntuo lb cm. You'll
agree thit they're a
-The pleasure in possess
jug ana ridnisr
e everlasting, for
'J its qualities are
Make some one truly happy
this Xmas with a C0
TJJMBIA. The knack of riding a, bicycle Is eiulekly
caucnt in our Indoor Riding ScnocL
District Cycle Co.,
The Lnrset In tbe World mid IT.mhI
in a Ve-rmont Quarry.
St. Louis Re-iiuhlio.
The giant of all the derricks the very
largest shifting crane in the world N that
belonging to C. E. Tuyntor A Co.. and used
in their granite quarries at Barre, Vt. The
main upright of this monster is 90 feet
blgb, and is held in place by ten guy cables
each running to an Hncborage nearly 300
feet from the base ot the machine. The
"boom," or crane, swings around a circle
1 45 feet In diameter, nnd, like the mast or
upright, to which it Is fastened. Is built of
pnoemx columns." ine- loaas it mis ara
hoisted by means of a steel wire cable 1 1-2
inches in diameter, and the boom itself 1
regulated by a similar rope.
It is said that unwards of two miles ot
steel wire of different sizes was used lu
rigging this monster derrick, which, ex
clusive of its toih-s and cables, weighs
50,000 pounds. This great macLlne is
easily handled br tbe little hoisting en
gine attachment, and so well are Its parts
designed tbat a 300-pound pull at the end
of the boom will revolve tbe whole appar
atus when the crone Is standing horizontal
and loaded with sixty tons.
Tbe derrick was originally intended to
carry loads of only forty tons, but the
WTlter is informed that the Messrs. Tnyntor
have permitted It to be tested with grantto
blocks weighing from sixty-five to seventy
tons. TJNC IU'IIRAIM'S WISDOM.
"Dey am dls crbout er good-natured man,
yo kin trust 'm, w'en jo gits im riled, ter
hit yo squab 'tween de eyes, 'n' not tcr
go stickin' yo In de small o de back wlv no
"Ef I fought I was er Infallerable jfdee
ob human tintur', I'd wauter keep it to
myse'f. W'at folk3 calls InfallerblUly ant
luckr -'n'-Juek runs in streaks." Chicago
"I ain't de fust but I'd laic ter be da
las') ter otaahve ut de man w'at bullies he
wife an' chillun an' hlah'd he'p am uslierly
ermeek cz er ycarlin weddah "mongst meu
w'at doss talk back.
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