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THE EAnSJTCN'G TttEES, $A ftR QA'Cf PJ2QJ33LTJER .11, 1898.
that we hayc put spe
cial prices on forSaturday. They
are very handsome suites and
well worth the regular price.
tV-plece. Suite, corerol arltb Brocatnlle, Ma
tosaur Solsa f ramo. Regular nrlco. KM.""
C-pleceSnlte, Mik IlrocatellJ, MaLogcny nn
1th rramo. A cUiruiinj Divan la this suite.
C-i Isce Suite, Silk. BrocatoIIo, oreratufTcJ,
iprlim edges, Kli or irUhout divan. A TezT
b&cilo-ue sal to. lc-iilir i rice, 3iA
Tomorrow only, $42.50.
Wash. B. Williams,
Furniture, Carpots, Drapory,
7th and D Sts. N. W.
Does She Like
GIto her a GRAPJIOPIIONH. A
cbarrr.in gift, eultnbU for met her,
ultr, dauefcter or sweetheart. Iteccl70s
and repruJuees perfoc tly sp recti, rau?Ic
and all otlier sounds. Lrory liooto
honlJ Lave one.
A Child Can Use It. -
On exhibition tiny and night Cotue
and hear It Askfor 'TUE BIJOU."
Complete, $50 Upwards.
COLOMBIA PHONOGRAPH COMPA'J,
919 Ponna. Ave.
On account of the Increasing de
mand for our beers In tlio Cast, we
have decided to establish a perma
nent general agoaey for the states of
renujhiicin, Maryland end Vir
ginia, with licadauattcrsat Washing
ton, 1). C, and have appointed, our
former general agent for Southern
Texas. 3Ir. Louis lllmer, for this po
sition. The lo'nl management of oar
Washington agency will undergo no
cbatjge-, and will be In tlio bands of
our agent, Mr. L. It. Vinton, and his
Mauser Busch Brewing Ass'n.
CAUL CONRAD. General .Manager.
A Strong Shoe.
A sp!en1M wearing sTio?,
ono ibat will stand heavy
work Men a scotch Jvlpo
i-aee, hand-eewed, substau
welt a a drasr
Brown's Shoe Store,
$ 305 Pa. Ave. S. E.
. HOTEL WAEKEB.
4704.2 I'ennsjivauia. uvcuuet norta
Knt, near tith street. Business men's
lunch. ISto 2 o VI.. ilc. 26c: tabic d'hot
Inner. 130 to 7:80 p. m . 60c oc2S-3n
Will be paid for informa
tion which will lead to the
arrest and conviction of
any person removing The
Times from doorways
where it has been deliv
ered by Times' route
Call and see me before purchasing your
Christmas Cakes, Etc
1111 hare the largost assortment In tbe city.
All sizes. All prices.
Trcund's Ico Creams are the host-
Jqt, 50c.,2 qts, 75c., 4 qls.. (X.SO
Delivered to any part of the city.
ConFectioner and Caterer,
815 Tenth St N. W.
mate loraly Christmas lfts.
I sell them hi any kind of
setting on saiall weekly or
monthly payments, as loir at
any jeweler charges for cash.
GEORGE D. HORNING,
Room 8. Central Bid sc.
ODD FELLOWS' HALL CAFE DIN
1606 M St. N. W.
First-lass catering for balls, parties anl pri
Meals IS and tSc
famines supplied with sa't water oysters by
flie quart or gallon.
Ice cream wholesale and retail.
JOHN VENIE. Proprietor.
TAKOMA SPRING WATER,
The Most Delicious Table Water.
Ter gallon iu Demijohns 10.- in bottla. 13-3
MEMBERS WILLGO HOME
Holiday-Recess Will Last More
BEED TO ACT EfilOB TO IT
Announcement of tho Committees to
"Be Jindo onTJiursdny,, Next New
s. Humors as to Dliigley, Payne, Cau
tion mill Henderson Now Said tlio
Two Latter May Iks Laid A tilde.
The question of holiday- adjournment
is now agitating the national legislators
In both branches of CongTess. and tbe date
fixed by the lenders Is next Friday. Decem
ber 20. Sonic" fourteen' legislative days
will be given over pi rest, routine work
being again taken up on the Monday or
Tuesday succeeding January 1. This period
would furnish the full average holiday re
The more Uian two weeks Interim will
allow all tbe Senators and members not
already having their ramlllcs in the city to
spend both days at home. The Pacific, coast
and other rar Western delegations will be
compelled to seek such solace as is to be
found in the Federal City.
With this arrangement practically de
tenu.ued. It is said Sneaker Iteed will
announce his committees on Uic day pre
ceding tlio holiday recess, which will be
next Thursday. December 10.
ISul little actual lurnrmatlun is obtains
able as to any of tlio committee chairman
ships. UoSs'.ii has eontliiU.lilv vibrated lic-
tvv eea Mr. Uingley anil Mr. Pa J ncashead of
the Wuys ana Means Committee. It Is
being Mu ted on nutnortty tliatatipearstolie
unquestionable, that Mr. Duigley will be
given the placj.
AS UEl'UBLICA.N LHADER.
In such a case it is like that Mr. Payne
will go upou Hie Committee on ltules and
act as the Hepubllcau leader. It would
further indicate the compute Ignoring of
Mr. Camion or the utihorslnz of Mr. Uender-
L sou, wl.ii lias heretofore been conceded the
uoniniiiiee on Appropriations.
Notwithstanding sucu concession Mr. Can
non ua bJfiipiiMiin luseuims toiheehair
nijitttiln on the ground that In the Flftv
f Irsl Coi-gress l.e occupied iliatpluce, while
the frit lids of Henderson insist that his
continuous service on the committee and
his great lalior and efficiency as a leader
of his party on the floor entitle him to Uie
chairmanship, and not to give it to him
would be u personal affront.
Above all other considerations the In
timation Is abroad that Mr. Caution will be
given the chairmanship, and this ahsump-J
liou is imvm upo.i me ueiict. mat uic (speak
er, iu mating up his committees. Is not
uumlr.dfulof tne fact that he is a prominent
cano.iu.iie tor tne rrcsmency. linuoii is
a bU State, with fortl-elght votes iu the
national convention, und Illinois would,
perhaps, feel more Mudly toward Mr Iteed
if he makes Cannon chairman ol Appro
On the other hand, Iowa has a candidate
for the Presidency In the person fir Senator
Allison, who will lie chairman of the Sen
Late Committee ou Appropriations, nud the
delegation irom mat aiate to me national
convention will assuredlyaud earnestly tup
port his candidacy.
llLM.les lieu. Henderson Is an outspoken
and enthusiastic siipiiorter of Allison, and
his appointment to the chairmanship of the
House Co'nmltlee On Appropriations would
tie no personal advantage to :ur. iiceo, una
would place the appropriations In the two
houses in the lianus of two Iowa men, one
of whom Is the rival of Mr. Heed for the
Presidency, and taeother Is one of the most
ardeut and determined upporters of that
HAVE THE WHIP HAND.
The same line of reasoning does not npply
in Mr. Payne, because the fact is recognized
that the youncer element have tbe whin
hand in Neu York. It Is stated on the
hlchest authority that Mr. Hooker will be
given thecbairninifhlpot theCoiumitteeon
Utveri and HarloM.
Th- UiMcultieS that beset Mr. Reed In
his selection of committees arc constantly
being multiplied and aggravated. Thelast
s pectre to arise is found In the announcement
tnat tt.e friends of Jov. MtKluley have ar
ranged to oien permanent hendqunrtcrs In
this city to further his Presidential candi
dacy. Jt is said ttiat already tbe advocates
of high protectlonhav subscribed more than
$".00,000 to the McKlnley campaign fund.
Press bureaus will be established br
i1i.mii in Now York. St. I.ouls. Chlcaco and
Ran Pranchco. "wnlle McKinley repri-senta-tlves
will keep his iianie constantly beforo
the Southern public. Their expenses dur
ing the convention, estimated from the
quarters already engaged In Ht. Louis,
will be not far from J.75.000. The OI.Io
men are al-o out to get every available
ticket of admission to the convention hall.
Among the guests at a dinner given bv
Nathaniel McKay in this cltv were Sena
tor Carter. Joseph II. Mauley or Maine. Gar
ret A. Ilobartot New Jersey. Powell Clav
tnn of Arkansas, it. C. Kerins of Missouri.
U. L. Swords of Iowa, members of the
continittee: Uen. Henderson of Iowa, Sena
tor Hurrovvs of Michigan. Senator DuW.ls
of Idaho. Senator Thurston of Nebraska.
Keprceentaltve Hooker of New York, and
lleprcsentatives Cannon, Hopkins and
Aldrlch of Illinois.
IN McKlNLEY'S INTEREST.
SpcetJiniaklng was prohibited, but Ihe
purpose of the dinner was to subserve Ihe
Interests of Qov. McKinley. Such gather.
Ings do little harm, but they must prove
very disquieting to Speaker Reed.
The McKinley headquarters will be at
tfco Hotel Cochran, and ex-Congressman A.
C. Thompson will be in charge, with a
corps of clerks and big bsndles of McKinley
literature for free distribution. ,
There will also be a "trouble" committee
on hand all the time to keep Congress agi
tactd .on the necessity of restoring the
McKinley law for the sake of revenue.
Thee McKinley managers do not approve"
of Heed s uo-nouiiug policy, unu ir.ej wiu
"Ive him plenty or-troub!i with high tariff
resolutions and plenty of references to
LOTS OF SPILT MILK.
Dairy WuitoiiCriwiied Into by a Cablo
Ono of T. It. norner's milk wagons while
crossing the track at Seventh and O strceta
northwest early yesterday morning, was
shuck by a grip car and narrowly escaped
The driver of the wagon was on the look
out for a south-boil nd car and did not notice
the approach, or the car going north. He
attempted to cross the track when the
fendercrashed Inlo the wheels of the wagon,
damaging them considerably.
The fender was badly bentup, but luckily
no one washurr. The milk was shaken out
of the cans and trickled along tbe street.
Gibson Apparently Can't Keep Him
belt Out of Mischief.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 14. O. F. Gibson,
who was recently convicted In the United
States courtofuslng'ihetriallsfnr fraudulent
purposes, but npon whom, sentence was not
passed at the time, was arrested last ulcht
on the charge pf attqinutlng, to defraud a
tvpewriter agency by the use of n fraudu
lent draft. . ,.,
The arrest was made at the Instance of
a deputy United States marshal. In order
that Oibson might be held until sentenced.
Capital Council Election.
At tho regular meeting of National
Capital Council, No". 447, National Union,
the following officers were elected for
Ihe ensuing year: B. J. Cady, president;
W. R. Hartley, vice president; C. Nichol
son, speaker; B. A.-Harlan, ex-president;
B. L. Hunter, secretary; M. Ottcrback,
financial secretary; 13. A. Snlffln, treas
urer; M. T. llahn, Eergcant-at-arms; AV.
II. Barton, doorkeeper; trustees, B. A.
Hnrlan, S. E. Cole, M. T. Dixon; delegate)
to cabinet, W. C. Nicholson; delegate to
D. C. A. of F. B. Association, B. A.
Harlan; delegate to N. U. I. K. Associa
tion, William R. Hartley; delegate to as
sembly, B. F. Larcombc, and B. J. Cady,
Japan Must Evacnato Korea.
London. Dec 14. The Standard will to
day publish a dispatch from Berlin say
ing that the powers nave addressed a note
atlon of Knrea,by the Japanese. "
IF ALL OTHERS FAIL CONSULT
8PECI ALT Y All Chronic, Nervo ns. Blood
and Skin Diseases, Indigestion, Liver, Kid
ney, Bladder, and Urinary Troubles, riles.
Fistula, Stricture, etc,
A NEW METHOD -for nermanent and
qniCK cure or auat-.iuv.vii: tuseasc and
Hours. 0 ty.ia.a. m;
3 tu 8 p. m.;Eua-
r i n. b-
THE BRIGHTER THE FIRE THE
SOONER IT BURNS OUT.
Onto a Good
The human body Is
like a coal Tire In
many respects. The
food that goes Into it
represents thu fuel,
and as It is burned
or digested, ashes or
Coal ashes arc
Body ashes arc poi
Nature keeps the
bars of our grate (tho
cleared and able to dispose of these ashes
casting them out of thu body and into the
Now, besides Ihe ashes of digestion we
have the waste products of the tissues nud
Every time wc move a muscle, turn our
head, lift our hand: every time our heart
beats or our brain thinks a small porUou
of eaih organ thus employed is used up in
These nhcs or wasto products are also
Both kinds clog and disease the blood,
and poison and irritate the various organs.
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i. jit rwuui-js uu uul wi.itk iiuti:i,j
Pthese poLsous are not thrown out, but
collect and do harm.
Use Dr. Hobo's Sparagus Kidney Pills,
rake out your ashes and Impurities, keep
the blood clear and pure, and let your
flame of life bum naturally and health
fully. uriv cents per box. from all ilrticclsls.nr
enclose r.oe. in Mampa
or silver direct to tho
i MEDICINE CO..
Chicago 8. I'ranrlscn.
Interesting and In-
slrucllve Hook on Kid
ney Health and Eluod
i mennir free.
IHh KffortM for Freedom Thwarted
Frank B. Gales, who is In Jail under
sentence for petit larceny. Is striving by
counsel to obtain his freedom, and he seems
to be very much the victim of circum
At the time he was sentenced to Jail he
was also fined $35, and tho order of
court, the usual one, was that be should
stand committed until tho same should be
ne couid not pay the fine, and on Thurs
day went before United Elates Commis
sioner O'Donnell, as stated In yesterday's
Times, and sought release under Uie "poor
convict act," bolug entitled to one month's
time for good behavior. It not appearing
from the record that the statute liad been
compiled with, Assistant District Attorney
Jeffords opposed his release. It being the
custom of the courts to deny a prisoner
the benefit of good behavior by reducing
his time, and the Commissioner held that
he should serve one month additional in
liquidation of the fine.
His attorneys, Degraffenreld and Jep
per, then procured a writ of habeas corpus
and under It the warden produced him
yesterday arternoon before Justice Brad
ley, who, arter bearing the case, decided
that the court could not interfere.
It was afterwards ascertained that the
warden's certificate as lo Gales' good be
havior had never been presented to Justice
Cole Tor the customary indorsement.
The next move to be made by the at
ly indorsed and again go before a United
Stttes Commissioner with the annlinatlon
for release. If necessary, they say, they
will sue out a writ of mandamus.
Frof. Ilazen Lectures on "A Trip to
the North Folo."
Pror. n. B. nazen or tbe Unlled'states
Weather Bureau delivered a very Inter
esting lecture last night at tho Y. M. C. A.
rijoms. entitled "A trip to the North Pol."
The lecturer had a special map on which
he pointed out the vnrlou3 routes sailed
over by exploring parties. He showed
the positions of the most dangerous Ice
floes and explained how ships were often
crushed lietween Icebergs.
He told In detail the adventures 'of the
expedition sent out by tho New York
Herald: how Capt. De Long ilrihed with
a glacier, and the disastrous termination
of the scheme.
The expeditions of Grecly. Brainenl and
Loekwood and Markham were reviewed,
and the lecturer told of Greclv's fnmoits
dlspafh when he went four degrees belter
Prof. Hazen said that the great obslacln
to the reaching of the pole was the sea of
fossil lee. which Is Impregnable. That
there is navigable water at the pole, he
explained, was proven by Capt. Ivnckwood.
who dt tccled fog and clouds hovering over
He denounced the nlleged messages
that iiurnorL to have liepn sent hr rvnin...
Nnnsen by means of carrier pigeons. He
suDsiantiaiea nis statements by telling of
the habits of pigeon, saying that they
run hi. not, iiy accurately in an unknown
SOCIALISTS AT COOPEK UNION.
Find Fault AVlth Old Bodies
ana Want Keortnvnlzutioii.
New York. Dec. 14. The large hall at
Cooper Union was filled with socialists last
night. A meeting was held under the auR-
plces of tbe Social Labor nartr. It was
opened by Charles Tranz. who said that it
was held as a reception to the more pro
gressive delegates of the convention being
held at Madison Square Garden, and for
the purpose of bringing about an under
standing lietween the Social Labor party
and the trades unionists.
The meeting was presided over by W. L.
Brower. who made n short speech, in which
he criticised the "fakirs." as he called
them, who were In control of the Knights
of Labor. He said tbat the worklngnian
had little to hope for in the convention of
the American Federation of Labor.
Lucieu Sanlal also spoke dlscouragingly
of the convention nnd referred to Samuel
GomiK-rs as a pompous nonentity. He advo
cated the Belgian system of reorganization,
which brings about the amalgamation of
socialists and trades unionists.
He spoke encouragingly of the socialistic
condition in France. He concluded-by sav
ing that a situation more distressing than
that occasioned by the Chicago strike was
VOTED FOB FITTSBU11G.
Menilers of tho National Committee
Who Supported Smoky City Claims.
Philadelphia, Dec. 14. It has leaked out
that at Ihe meeting of tho executive com
mittee at the headquarters of the Republi
can State committee Thursday evening,
among other subjects, the location of tho
national convention was discussed. Sen
ator Quay said that the following States
voted for Pittsburg:
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware.
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina.
South Dakota. Ohio, nnd tbe Territory of
Oklahoma. The solitary vote cast for
Pittsburg on Uie fourth ballot was that of
Col. Lamb, of Virginia.
As a result of the conference Senator
Cameron will probably head the list of
delegates-at-large, and be chairman of
tbe Pennsylvania delegation.
Beautiful Christmas Presents.
Tho stateliest of our old firms "are to
tho front Ibis Christmas with all that
Heart earn desire fo those vyo love. Among
the most attractive Is the well-known and
sterling house of M. W. Bcverldge, No.
1215 Pennsylvania avenue; representing
as he does the colossal and famed factories
of the world of art, by direct importation.
His beautiful warcrooms arc this Christmas
filled with- Jewels in ceramics, from the
most superb house adornments down lo.the
humble, but real, China bijouterie, suit
able for the purses of tbe millionaire or
the laborer. It is a fallacy lo think that
you can spend money to better advantage by
searching an out-of-the-way thoroughfare
where Imitation goods are offered. The only
safe place to buy, especially n gift to
"represent affection or friendship, is where
Uie name of the merchant Is a guarantee of
excellence, real ware and correct price.
Mr. Beverldgc is offering, at prices that
astonish expert buyers, a lot of small gifts,
whose rarity and beauty cannot be excelled.
It is like visiting n fair to examine the
beautiful articles in all lie well-known
standard wares now .on baud.
I especially call the ntlrnllon-of strangers
In Uic city, to this, the rirst' establishment
In Its line. In point of standing. In the
community. Vni. B.'
We have a large lot of fine
Jackets on hand which we will
sell at a great sacrifice. They
are made in latest style box front
ripple back large mandolin
sleeves and arc very'owell.
Following arc samples of great
reductions wc have made:
fiutO Jtckets S5.US
Jllui Jaik'ts S7.Q8
116 00 Jackets S9.U8
Be sure and see these goods.
734-736 Seventh St. N. W.
FOIl I.OCKEU-OTJT DHIVEHS.
Subscriptions Coming In tn The Time
Poverty has, In many liiMnncerlalil
Its hand upon the lochcd-out employes
of the AiiHcoBllu Street ltallroad. In
Kome families affected theru is pick
iicks and Miffertng.
Tin-no women and children are
worthy objects tit charity, and tho
relief fund ntnrted by The Times is
Below is tho amount received to
date, all of which Is turned over to
the Street Hallway Union:
C. G. Conn
Laundrv Workers, K. of L..
D. A. OU, K. of L j....
E. V.Lavvrenco '..
Painters' L. A. 1708, K. of L.
Carriage nnd WairoiiM ulcers
Operative Stonemasons', Ap-
elation No. "J, B. Mx Jt L. IT.
1 0 00
A Woman .r....
Tin and Sheetlron Workers.
No. 20:11, K. of L e....
T. .M.Juiige, Ala
M. C. Murray, Texas ........
Washington Musical Asxeiu-
Bottle' Ilouso Employes
Bakers' Drivers, L. A. ItMM.
Local Union, 00, L. A
Barbers' Assembly ,.Vu. 10.12.
IIorMehoers' Assembly, 17.
Butchers' Assembly, 0:141 ..
Local Carpenters' Assembly
L. A. 1:11:8, K. of L., Colored
Industrial Iaiundiy Work
I. N. liyneT 1021ioVh st".".".".'."
Mt. Vernon Assembly 1708.
K. of L
Bakers' Local Assembly,
SHOT WIFE AND SELF.
Desperate Act of a'Plillndelphlan iu
Presence of His Children.
rhlladelpliLi. Dee. 1 i. Two little girls
of the ages of four and six years were the
sole witnesses of a tragedy In the parlor
of No. 1227 South Third street yesterday.
They saw tho mother of one of them shot
in the abdomen by a Jealous father, and.
after the wounded moUier, true to her ma
ternal instinct, had hurried the little ones
into the street, they heard the shot which
eiuieu tne existence or uieniiseraniemau.
Max and Bertha Goodwlcli who had been
married six years, parted, and the woman
with her four-vearold daughter, went to
live with ilrs. Murdock. whose Mx-venr-old
daughter was the playmate of tbe Good-
The husband had made freauent visits
to the house to try to get bl wire to live
with him again, as be was compelled to
pay her a wcekivahmony. Shestendliv re
fused, and today It culnnna ted In the tragedy
in the presence of the two children.
At the hospital List evening It was stated
that Sirs. Goodwich might recover, though
her life is clinging to a slender shred.
Goodwich shot himself through tho brain
and died Instantly.
PRAISES THE TEXAS.
Glass Says Her Trial Rnu Was
Tbe trial yesterday of tbo government
built battleship Texas, whoso several mis
fortunes have given rlso to many con
flicting opinions as to her capabilities,
resulted In an entirely satisfactory per
formance, according to Capt. Henry Glass,
In a report written Thursday night at
TompklnsTlllc, Staten Island, nnd received
at tho Navy Department yesterday, Capt.
"With moderate wind and sea on bow
or quarter she Is very steady, and speed of
16 to 17.4 knots wore tuadc,. with engine
revolutions from 115 to 124. At theso
speeds the absence of excessive vibration
tn any portion of the hull Js very marked.
Tbe ship 'handles' with 'perfect case at
any speed, and possesses, I think, great
MAINE READY FOIl SEA.
lias Finished Hor Inspection
ana speca irpii.
Tbe armored cruiser Maine is practically
ready for any service to 'which she may
be assigned. A telegram to, tbe Navy De
partment, dated at Newport, R. L, from
Capt. George Dewey, president of tbe
naval board on inspection, says the Maine
is entirely ready for sea and It will not be
necessary to send her to auy navy yard for
repairs or anything of that nature.
Bad weather has prevented ber from
leaving Newport. Capt. Dewey says that
the board has completed the inspection of
tbe vessel, Including a successful fnll speed
trial, except obtaining her taetlca J diameter,
firing tbe turret guns and testing her
Fidelity Castle No .2.
The semi-annual visitation of the Grand
orflcers of the Golden Eagle was made to
tbe Fidelity Castle last evening, and it was
the unanimous expression that it was,
without exception, one of U e most pleasant
and entertaining or tre tenes. Hpeecbe
and remarks were made by G. C, H. T.
Adams; P. G. C, W. II. Btgiior: O. Vs C,
G. A. Warren; G. K. of E., O. A . Fnninnn:
G.8.H., T.E.Toone:G.lst.G..W.H, New
ball: G. 2d G- W. Neumann; Past Chiefs
W. H. Miller, E. CHouIis. W. .T,Vultc, J.
Baker. J. E. Rodblrd. W. C. SCnles, and .1.
II. Dlllintck.- Songs by brothers J. S.
Dewey and T. Hrosnvau. Recitation by
lirntLent G. W. Doveand T. Ward. .Organ
solos by-.Brotber Charles .Miller. Cotree,
sandwiches and' cigars being1 served dur-
mir ico evening.
Mr. Hiil'sjiectura in .the Qeologio
Course at MoMahon HalL
He liOKcrllted tho Tciidoncy of tbe
Ettrtli'n Snrface Toward a tc-el
and the Cutiuew. .
Mr. Robert T. Hill delivered bis second
lecUtro In the geologic course yesterday
afternoon in Me.Mahun Hall, Catholic Uni
versity. Mr. Hill handled bis subject In tbe
masterly, entertaining way characteristic
of his addresses. His subject was "Be
ginning of Land."
AVIlir the aid of an exquisite set of
lantern views the lecturer showed his
nudiepec how the continents may have
grown out of the oceanic waters by exlru
alon of great accumulations of volcanic
matter, by the building up of coral rce-rs,
and by the great uj lifts of mountaln
He then nroceeded 10 show how the
land is modified Into lis familiar fonns
and contours, describing ihe work of
glaciers, streams, wind nnd gravity, as
agents in etching and carting the surface
into the numerous valleys, peaks nnd
plains as. we see Ih.-iii- He showed bow all
Uie matter of the earth's surface, both
solid and liquid, tended, through the ac
tion of gravity, to seek n lower level, a
process which the modern geographers
call base-level. Thu iluslratlons were
taken largely from ihe Central American,
West Indian, and Mexlean countries".
The lecturer dealt witli his Fubject In
a popular manner, avoiding all belcntiric
discussion, but not neglecting to throw
In here and there many Important facts
about the wonderful h-thmlan region which
unites tho two continents
He dwelt eeiieciilly unon the American
Interest on the Isthmus, telling bow the
United States had acquired practlcal"com
nierrUl control thereof, ami Its Impor
tance as a factor in the commercial routes
between our own Atlantleand Pacific sea
board. He told many pleasant storie-s of
the lraslneM-llke and hospitable Ameri
ca us down there, and conlrasted them with
the sinner going Europeans who are try
ing to scTUn control of the same field.
Supposed Incendiary Flro Very De
structive to a Florida Town.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Dec 14. The town
or Tltusv II!e. In Brevard county, was nearly
Wined out hv fire about 1 nVloelr Tester.
The fire originated In Hainberg's Here.
In the biiiui-ss renter of 11 e town, and be
fore it was gotten under control fhlrlv-
ono uuiKiiiigs were aestroveu.
All efforts to control the rire were in
vain, until dynamite was used to blow
up buildlngi. During the progress of the
to secure $18 which he had left in his
He got the money, but was so badly
burned that be filed In a erort while. The
total lrwu in estimated at $100,000. par
tially covered covered by Insurance.
The opinion Is general that tbe tire was
Incendlarv. 111 d Messrs. Hambergand Gar
ner, merchants, have been arrested on
suspicion, nnd are now in Jail. Tbe fire
originated in Hamburg's store, and the
circumstantial evld nee against tLe men
is said to be strorg.
Many tbre-ats have been made against
the men today and lynching was feared to
night. To prevent this, manv special
officers were Bworn in. and the tall is
now thoroughly guarded.
will Miivnu ion his fun.
instead of Buvlnir Fuel ami Food But
ler Drank Up Ills Funds.
John Butlr. colored, entered the Second
precinct Thursday night flourishing a roll
of greenbacks. He said he had a present,
nient that he was going to be robbed, and
sought protection at the station, asking
that (hey take charge of his money and
allow him to remain at ihe station over
. He- stated that he lived out in the coun
try, beyond llladeiisturg, and was return
ing home, having been out of the city for
several days. He worked bis way here
along the canal, and intended to purchase
fuel and food for the winter with the
money be received.
Ills request was granted, and his money,
amounting to $28. was carefully placed
away. He awoke early the next morning,
secured his money and left the station.
His goexl Intentions, however, ho dlel not
carry out, for he was found In a terribly
Intoxicated condition by Policeman Duvall
and taken luck to tbe station, where, upon
examination, it was discovered tbat all
his money was gone.
WANTS AIILWABDT KILLED.
Chlcagoan Who Does Not Think Do
caj'ed Eggs Severe Enough.
Chicago, Dec 14. Joseph Wildaner, who
lives at No. 344 Fifty-third streetfis looking
for some one to kill Herr Ahlwardt. UieGer
nian Jew-baiter, when that person makes his
appearance in Chicago.
Mr. Wildaner refuses to attend any of
nerr Ahlwardl's lectures billed for Chi
cago anil says:
"Dr. Ahlwardt has no standing in this
country and should be murdered by some
one. He does not intend to stay here
and came to this country to stir up feel
ing against the Hebrews."
AIUHVED AT GIBRALTAR.
Cruiser Minneapolis Has Made a Slow
A cablegram lo the Navy Department re
ported the arrival yesterday at Gibraltar
of the cruiser Minneapolis, under orders to
proceed to Smyrna. Syria, In connection
with the protection of American Interests.
The Minneapolis passed through the Vir
ginia capeo outward bound, ou November
27thnnd was therefore slxtecndaysin mak
ing the voyage.
As she is considered the fastest ship of the
new nary, her low average rate of about
nine knots nn hour causes some surprise,
although the vessel was not ordered to nro-
kceed with despatch. Tbe Minneapolis will
take on coal at uiuraitaranu proceed inenco
Death of Col. Rovall.
Col. William B. Royall, U. S. A., retired,
died yesterday at his home. No. 818
Eighteenth street northwest, aged seventy
five years. The funeral will take place
from the residence at 2:30 n. in. Monday.
Col. Royall was born In Virginia-April
15, 1820, was first lieutenant Missouri
Mountain Volunteers in the Mexican war.
In recognition of gallantry at Pueblo da
Taos and In a fight with Comanchesat Coon
Creek tn 1848 he was commissioned in tbe
regular army. He was a captain, major,
and colonel during the civil war.
Today our great Factory
Come early if you want
one of those splendid Suits
or Overcoats, at our Facto
ry Sale prices.
We may never be able to
sell at such prices again.
Superlative Suits, $8
Magnificent Overcoats, $9
62! Pa. Ave.
Under Metropolitan Hoto'.
We are doing an enormous business
. this Christmas season, greater than
eveF Before in the history of this
. " 'house. 'J '
- f- Diamonds',' Sterling Silver,
Gold Ware, Rings & Ornaments
Cut Glass, ' Banquet Lamps,
Clocks & Watches, Onyx Tables.
A smalt payment reserves any article until Xmas.
R. HARRIS & CO., Till and D Sts.
"We have everything necessary for the festivities.
Best N.Y. Burbank Potatoes.-37c per bush.
5 lbs. Large California Raisins for 25c
4 lbs. Cleaned" Currants for 25c
2 lbs. Leghorn Citron for 25c
Fancy Cluster Raisins 75c per box
New Layer Dates. ...7c per lb., 4 lbs. for 25c
2 lbs. Choice Layer Figs for 25c
French Mixed Candy 7c per lb.
Pyles' Mixture 10c per lb.
Chocolate Drops 12c per lb.
Mixed Nuts12 l-2c; 9 lbs for $1.00
Cal. Fape-r Shell Almonds 15c lb
.12 l-2c lb
.. ..10c ib
10 lha Pure Buckwheat for 25c
10 lbs Holled Oats for 25c
3 pkgs. Friend's Oats for.. ..25c
2 pkgs. Breakfa-st Hominy for.. ..25c
Bread Soda. ...5c per lb; 0 for 26c
i lb3 New Rice for ,
5 lbs Dried Lima Beans for..
4 qts Black-eyed Peas for....
4 qts New Beans for
7 qts New Hominy for
OPEN UNTIL 9
J. T. D. PYLES,
STORES-412 Fourth Street Southeast,
Cor. Third and Md. Ave. Northeast,
1 8 Seventh Street Northeast,
1904 Seventh Street Northwest,
Cor. Washington and Monroe Sts., Anacostia.
tt- "T- e T" ...v.-r. ecec.f"-r -r" --AJ
Then it must give way to the January number, which will 2
be printed from duplicate plates on two sets of presses. 3
The First Edition of
FOR JANUARY WILL BE
The publishers of McCIure's Magazine have contracted
for a complete printing and binding plant which will enable
them to print 500,000 Copies a Month. This plant is ex
pected to be in operation in tine to print the May number,
which closes the third vear of the maeazine's existence.
The publisheis will fin all orders and subscriptions for all v
numbers of the magazine. W
The " Life of Lincoln" began in the November number &
and will run one year, and will contain over 40 portraits of &
Lincoln and fully 300 other portraits and pictures. . g
S. S. McCLURE, Limited, 30 Lafayette Place, New-York, ff
A special service has been arranged for
tomorrow inorninir at the An.nrostin Meth
odist Church, at Jackson and Pierce streets.
"The American Sunday Shall it Be De
stroyed?" will be the subject of a sermon
by Key. Edward Thompson, LL. D- gen
eral manager of the Sunday League of
America. Hon. D. K. Watson, a member of
congress and formerly attorney general of
Ohio, has announced his Intention of being
present witb Mr. Thompson, and Is ex
pected to make an address on the same sub
ject. A large number of students of Van
Burcn School of Anacostia last night at
tended tbe teachers' bazaar. Prof. Elr
of the Anacostia school beaded the delega
Several robberies were committed hut
across the District Hoe in Maryland Thurw
day night. A house belonging tn Mr. Op-
peuheimer or Washington nnd located on
the Wheeler road was entered and the resi
dents robbed of a number of articles of
clothing. Tbe farm of Mr. Thoinnsnn. .ad
joining, wns also robbed of several agri
cultural Implements and a large ncmberof
cabbages stolen, complaint was made at
the Anacostia station, as it is believed the
perpetrators of tbe thefts reside In the
Mlneola Tribe of Red Men convened last
night in regular session at Masonic Hall.
A new lodg"-if Good Templars has been
organised in Anacostia. by city mrinbers.
and wiU take tbe place of the old John
Gutigh Lodge or Anacostia. About flttv
miunl HM9 fnnfi rhA rtimr iiPcrnnlTitlun mhlnh
has Joined its efforts with those 'of-tce
HCHarris & Co.
7th and D Streets.
Open Evory Evening.
'Star of the East" Flour,
SJ.50 ht bl.l; 1.20 per 1-1 sack;
30c trial sack.
"Old Time Family" Flour,
$4 per bbl; SI per 1-4 iack; 23c
Dunham's Cocoanut 7cperpkg
Brazil Cocoanut -lc per pkg
Wilbur's Chocolate 1 7c per cake
Wilbur's Breakfast Cocoa 10c box
Royal Cbocclate 17c cake
Royal Cocoa 10c bos
3 large lwttles Extract Vanilla
or Lemon for 2.1c
3 small bottles Extract Vanilla.
or Lemon for 10c
O'CLOCK P. M.
For November (175,000 copies) S
was sold out In ten days. A new J
edition will be printed.
The December iMcCIure'sisstiil T
on the press, as the edition was 60,- ?S
000 copies short on the day of pubit- w
cation. iS large presses are at work, vj
13 hours a day. The edition, how- jr
ever, will be a Quarter of a Million, si
temperance people against the granting oj
saloon licenses In Anacostia.
OBSERVING THE SABBATH.
Sub lect of Sormons In AHCltvCli inches
At a meeting of-one of the ministers asso
ciations held in the early part of the week
the Question of the observance of the Sab
bath was the subject for special considera
tion. After a general discussion of the Ques
tion, it was determined that It would hn
the subject for special sermons In all tha
The members of tbe assoclaUon. slnca
the meeting have called on the pastors of
the other churches In thecity. irrespective of
denomination, for the purpose of enlisting
their service and influence In this work.
On every bond the suggestion wns hearUlv
indorsed, and nil signified a willingness to
co-operate in such a work.
The sermons will be on the general sub
ject of the observance of the Lord's day.
but will have special reference to Its social
tisiiects. sueli as dining parties, excursions
and social functions of any and all kinds.
"Ye Ancient Days."
Tho energetic members of the Legion
of Loyal Women have prepared a hlghlr
Interesting program for an entertainment
to be given next Tuesday evening nt the
National Bines Hall under tbe title of
"Yo Ancient Days." Tho exercises will
consist of recitations, music, and danc
ing, and promise to be a rare treat. Manr
of the beat-known local entertainers will
assist In making the evening a happy one.
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