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lished in the District of Colum
bia by many thousands.
They are manifold, but the
chief one is, it is the best news
paper, and thai 's reason enough.
The clrt'uliitlon of TIio Time for
I In vweh I'lidlnc December 15, 1HU3,
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ruhitlou of Till! WASHINGTON
T1J1KS for I he weekending December
15. IMI5, mid tliMt all the cnple- worn
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.1. MI I.TON YOUNG. CuiOiler.
Jnl-.iTilMil and Miitrn to before uie
thl- Hitlidiivnf December. A. D. lh5.
I'.HNKST G. THOMPSON.
OIIGAN1ZATION VS. COMMINK.
The wholesale diwharire of conductors
and motoriiicn by the Union Traction Com
p.inyof riiilatlelpliia and (lie refusal of that
corporation to hear the cuiuplMliitsof union
mm ha brought about a strike of over
ri.OOO tinployefi, and will be the cause of
great Inconvenience to the public of the
sleepy city. The position taken by the com
pany, lliat its ctnployt-k Imve no nhl to or
ganize for their own protection, is incun
aUtenl and not in Keeping with Its own
hUlory. 'I lie Union Traction Company is a
roaibine of all (lie trolley roads lu I'liila-
dclphia, and was organized to control the
street railway traffic and to inanlpulute
iniiuicipal aTfalrs in its own Interests.
Therefore it has no moral right to object
lo Uie organization of its employes.
The right of employes to orgauizu to
rcsKt the encroachments of combines must
be eomcUcd by nil fair-minded persons.
During l lie summer months, when the
weather was not Inclement, the Union
Traction einplojos were willing to wort
long hours at low -wages, but now that
winter has et in and the exposure to
storms and cold is almost unbearable
they roi;ue!t-d that the cars they operate
lie tostihuled for their protection, and that
their working hours be reduced to ten.
The traction combine, not only declined
to treat with lis employes as members of
organized labor, but also began a scries of
discharges which precipitated the pres
Tublic Interests will demand a sliced- ad
justment oMbeeoiitrovcrsy.nwlir the strik
ers do not resort to violence. It Is likely that
Meps will betaken to arrange a compromise
in their b half. Public sympathy Is always
with the oppressed, and as the employes
In this instance are clearly lu the right, there
Is every reason to believe that their upris
ing against unjust treatment will prove no
exception to the general rule.
IJke other things that have been, the day
of the duello has set in gory grandeur, and
aTfalrs of honor are now adjusted without
danger or bloodshed, without the Inter
fprence of the principals, and without much
regard Tor common decency. Take as an
illustration Uie blustering, muck-spreading
controversy between Kdltor Hearsey of the
New Orleans 8tates and Congressman
Iloatner, well and favorably known in this
city. The gallant, meteor-swallowing ed
itor took exception lo a little Southern sar
casm published in a ncwspaperln which Mr.
lloarner is Interested, and In true chival
rous style resented the alleged insult by
printing one of tho most villainous and
abusive editorials ever couched In Uie Eng
Then came the challenge to mortal com
bat, followed by the selection of seconds
and a couple of hundred Uiousand dollars'
worth of free advertising for each of the
bloodthirsty duellists. It was difficult
lo decide which was the hottest Uie of
fended" gentlemen or the telegraph wires-sand
the reading public was kept on the
qui rive In anticipation of a death, an
obituary and a toothsome sensation. This
morning the blood on the moon turned to a
llckly yellow as ""-VM' wires vera
cooled by a telegram -Bsaonnc&nr that the
affair Had been armosed to the aUstao
tion of both fighters, and that In future
each would continue to chew lie end. oX
honor, a-Ia the mild-mannered bovine, In
subllmo and nappy complaitanco.
The affair was arranged by tbe seconds,
each of whom signed apisbUsbcd apology for
lils respective principal, and In this way
the Insults which .caned so loudly for ven
geance were wiped out by proxy with one
stroke ot the pen. The advantage of this
system ot fighting duels can be found in
Us Immunity from danger, nod also lis
absolute disregard for -truth. The duel
ists neither settled their difference on the
field of honor nor apologized personally for
what was a gross offense. But if they
arc satisfied with this method of gaining
noloriety, so must bo the public, except,
perhaps. In the knowledge that both gentle
men were given too much advertising-
l'EACE OK WAR?
The President's message on the Vene
zuelan boundary dispute makes It clearly
evident Hint his sojourn In the North
Carolina marshes has neither impaired hig
patriotism nor caused him to lose sight
of the interests or an oppressed sister re
public. Ills suggestion that a commission
be sent lo Venerncla to Investigate tho
claims of England Is equivalent to notifying
that country to keep hands off until the
inquiry is made, and it may possibly cause
John Bull to send an expedition to take
possession of the" disputed territory. In
that event It will lie our duty to Interfere.
Whatever may be lhc result ot the mes
sage,. President Cleveland is lo be con
gratulated for the stand he has taken.
The lime has conic when smaller nations
must. lie protected from the aggression of
such powers as England. The policy of
absorbing couutries because of their In
ability to defend themselves must bo
stopped tt wc are to havo republican
forms of government, and especially
should this policy prevail on this half of
the world. The principle of the Monroe
doctrine is indispensable lo tho welfare
or every tountry on this side or tho Atlan
tic Ocean, and It is lo be regretted that
the President did not incorporate it in
his message on the Cubau situation.
England's action in response to the mes
sage will be awaited with conr'dcrable
anxiety. If she Is willing to let affairs
remain as they arc until Congress makes
the inquiry, there can be no doubtas to the
validity of her claim. Hut should she dis
pute our right to examine into the Just
ness of her demands, it mut be taken for
granted that she Is attempting to seize
territory to which shchas.no title. IVhich
shall It be peace or war?
CIIIMSTMAS AND THE I'OOR.
At no time during the jea"rdocs the condi
tion of the poor stand out in such bold relief
as In the seasous uhen tho-n more for
tunate make merry and enjoy nil Uie good
things that money can provide. The con
trasts arc all the sharper because of the
gaunt specter of want on the one hand and
ihe smiling figure or plenty on the other.
It Is peculiarly so at Chrlstmastldc, when
the gracious custom ot Uie ) ear makes most
men eheerful glvcm, and Intent upon caus
ing others pleasure.
In Washington, less, perhaps, than In any
other large city, is there the frightful
misery, wretchedness and squalor that
almost makes charity stand appalled at her
helplessness to relieve; yet here, probably
niore than cinewhero, are t lie means and the
conditions favoring the work of relief.
Our charitable societies aro well organized,
and Wushlngtoulans were never known to
lie lagging in lhc work of helping the
There will be. of.course, at this time a
good ileal of looking after the poor. There
cannot lie too much. The quest cannot bo
too close or too persevering. In some uir
lookeil-for corner want and misery and
slcknessmaylurk. It is fair enough togivc
of your abundance, and let others distribute
It, but lietter yet, Jo seek out yourself thoc
that are In need, anil aid them with kindly
word and generous act.
It is the true spirit ot 'Chrlslmas-glvlng,
especially whero the poor are concerned,
to giro not only quickly and in plenty, but
A SWIFT Hl'.GlNNINO.
The statesmen composing the Fifty-fourth
Congress arc losing no time In the matter
of introducing public building bills. The
majority of these may never emerge from
the committee room, but experience war
rants Un: statement that a goodly propor
tion of them are enacted into law, and the
worst of it is tliat a majority of these
should have remained burled in the com
In the few days ot the present session
something like fifteen million dollars has
been booK-d in this way. There have been
bills foT buildings of all kinds and in all
sorts of places. Senator Kyle, however,
has capped the climax by introducing a bill
that every town of 3,000 inhabitants and
over shall have a public building.
Possibly the South Dakota Senator's am
bition may not be gratified, but many of
the statesmen oLSenate and House will sec
their measures, however unmcritorious, go
through. It is log-rolling that does it.
Party lines are obliterated when it comes
to help a fellow-member In bis "decstrict,"
on the principle ot one good turn deserving
If Speaker Eeed intends that the Fitty
fourth Congress shall make a record for
economy, lie will have to look sharp when
it comes to public building bills.
As a flgiirer. Secretary Carlisle IscntiUed
to the pencil.
Since the Venezuelan message, what is
to become of Ambassador Bayard and his
Duelists ot the present day neither fight
nor run away.
They argue 'tis better their anger to stay,
and chin out Mu-lr conflicts the regular way.
NotwiUistandlng the Venezuelan Incident,
Uie condition ot onr Treasury will draw
closer the bonds between this country and
The promised book by Barbara Aub will
be the toughest kind ota romance.
There will be more smoke than powder
over thceaUng of Dupont in Hie Senate. '
The theater bonnet has been redaccd to
such proportions that it ls.no longer the
height of exasperation. " "
.Speaker Rccd will undoubtedly make a
Uie iron outot Onwin of Illinois-
CHRISTMIS DAT FUSTS
Dinners to Be Given to the
Poor at Yuleifde.
PLAHS NOT ALL ARRANGED
Llttlo Nowtiboya Will Be "Provided
With Good Thing Toys Given tbe
Children lu tho Vuriouw HoxpltalM.
Jiimatex of ItefornmtorleH Will Also.
HecelTO Their Share of l'leamiro.
The program for tbe dispensing or benev
olence during the Christmas holidays Is not
yet perfect ed.notallortbcsoclMlcsto which
it has become an annual custom having com
pleted arranBcmetuslherefor. Preparations
for the festival week are, however, in prog
ress. Three hundred uewshoys. liootblacks.niid
other young workers will be provided wilh
a Christmas dinner at the Newslmys' Home,
on the corner of Third mid C streets north- '
west. The menu will represent a variety of
viands tbiit wllldoubtlessmeetalldcmands.
and the quality will not Ik- criticised bv the
must rastldlous of cnlcurcs. The details of
the feast are not yet agreed upon, owing to
t tieabsence last week ol Miss Wilson, the su
perintendent, but will ho completed lu due
The managers will be grateful for contri
butions of edibles. Anrthluc Hat wjll aid
in developing the Christmas Idea of a din
ner for hungry guests will be thankfully
Tuu home has now thlrty-cigbt rcgalar
nimates. comprising "newsies" principal
ly, tut Willi a lew representatives ot other
clashes. The new habitation is a gieat
improvement over iLu old cunrters. mid is
being rendered more dislrnble and pro
vided with let oUicr accommodations. The
Ikivs wanted a placelorciulimeeiings.ni.d
tho authorities were cuite witling to uro
vidtr it. For severul reasons. UiM-flr Uie
want of room. It vats hot possible to arrange
hi the main building Tor so large a gail.er
lnc as sometimes assembled, and Ihe -old
coach houe is therefore licing fitted uu
for that purpose. It will have such modern
conveniences as are necessary, and the
voung orators will rind it cuite up to date.
The Salvation Arruy will probably be
denied tbe pleasure of giving a dinner
this venr. Owlngto the Illness of Adju
tiint 1 and the absence of a lieutenant
he burden of maintaining the barracks
here devolves wholly upon dipt. Dunlop.
who savs It will, si o fears, be Impossible
to provide the offering to tie jcor.
AT TIIK UNION MISSION.
The Central Union Mission will not ar
range a program for Chrlsunasday. bat It is
In contemplation lo nave a continuous ser
vice at headquarters for tho afternoon and
evening, and none who are known to be
worthy will be ix-miltled to co hungry
on cither Chrlstniasor New Year's Hay.
The mission, it is elauned. has a work ill
hand tlut draws upon Us benevolent fund
every day in the year, and at the same time
multiplies and extends so rapidly that anv
special charily for the holiday week seeim
to be superfluous, except In the manner
The Washington Council ot Hebrew
Women, which Is a branch of Ihe national
organization, will tomorrow evening give
an entertainment at the Eighth street
temple for the pleJsurc ot the little people
of tin" poor. It will Ik- under the direction
,r ihe (iffd-eni of the cojneit. as follows
Mrs Plslifl Ir-Ki1ent! MlSS Collfll. VilT'
president; Miss Abraham, secretary, and
Mrs. I). Salomon, treasurer. The pro
gram will consist or music and other simi
lar feature'!, and will conclude with the
distribution of refresh men Is. Jjpanese
iUuiiitnaUons will be prominent.
The itunaies or the workhouse Jail and
and the ri'formatorles are to lie provided
Rimiiar Institution!, will also have the cus
tomary attention. .... ., .
It Is suggested that the donations that
may be In contemplation for the chil
dren's hospitals should include n supply
or tovs besides the suhstatitlalx that have
been always at their disposal. It Is proper
to feed the body and clothe It. but the
little people waut something besides to
make life pleasant and bring the sun
shine or the Clirltmastlde into their hearts
mid home-s. II has been the custom here
tofore to do this, awl tliost- who liae
chaise of the Institution- will cloulrtless
be glad to be again remembered In tho
Some Figures In It.
Liicrpool has the largest lotal,jlcbt of
any lowu in England .
The total capital invested in BrlUeh rail
whvs is about l.OOO.tOa.OOU pounds iter-'
Great Britain pays the Continent upwards
of 14,C0o,t00 jsjunds n year for sugar,
and make not an ounce .
There are no fewer than 1"3,000 school
masters In lieriuany whose sak-irles fall
below 40 pounds per annum.
A SI. Bernard was sold for $2,250 at
the Birmingham, England, dog show. This
is said to l,o tho hlghcsVprice ever paid for
a St. Bernard t auction.
Horses sold at auction m Chillieothe, Mo.,
a few days ago at S3 a piece.
Graliowski is Ihe suggestive name of the
man who made the most money on tho Rus
sian turf this year. He has the best rac
stiibletnthe country, and cleared $60,000.
The original manuscript libretto of Wag
ner'b "Lohengrin" will shortly be offered ,
for sale by auction in "Berlin.
Wages in Other Lands.
Stevedores in Italy make about S7.44 a
Joiners in England receive about f 8.51 a
Chinese tea pickers are content with $1 a
Liverpool boiler-makers are paid $8.G3a
A carpenter in Bremen makes $5.20 a
An Italian mason makes $3 to $3.G0 a
A Russian farm laborer getsaliout $10 a
A sword-maker in Damascus can earn
$5 a week.
Boller-roakcrs in Hamburg arc paid $5.15
A turbanmaker In Teheran earns $2.G0
A slipper-maker In Cairo earns 00 cents
An English painter averages about $8 a
Gnthcrers of tea leaves in China receive
C cents a day.
A hostler lu Russia makes $G a ttionth
andhls board .
nigh-flown speakers and writers have no
pity on the English language, as Is shown
by the following "horrible examples:"
" We will," cried an 1 nspired patriot, lwm
all our ships, nnd, with every sail unfurled,
steer boldly out into the ocean of freedom!"
Even that flight is surpassed 'by an effort
of Justice Ministe-r Hye, who, in JS18, lu a
speech to the Viennastudenls,impresslvely
dedared: "The chariot of the revolution is
rolling along and gnashing its teeth as It
A Pan-Germanist mayor ot a Rhlneland
corporation rose etill higher In an address
to Uie emperor. IIo said: No Austria, no
Prussia, one only Germany such were the
words tho mouth of your imperial majesty
'has always had in Its eye."
But there arc even 1 Iterary men who can
not open their mouth "wlUiout putting
Ihelr foot in It." Prof. Johannes Schcrr is
nn example. In a criticism on Lenau's .
lyrics he writes: "Out of the dark regions
of philosophical problems I he poet suddenly
lets swarms of songs dive up, carrying fur
flashing pearls of thought in their lieaks."
The German parliamentary ralory of the
present day affords many examples of meta
phor mixture, but two must suffice. Count
Frankenburg is tbe unthor of them. A few
years ago he pointed out to his countrymen
the necessliy of "seizing the stream of
time by the forelock" anil in the lastsesslon
be told the minister ot war Uiat, if he
really thoHght the French were seriously
allached to peace, hejiad better reslgn-of'1
flee nnil -'return to bis paternal oxen."
The count had, no doubt, the poet's pntcnia'c
rora in Ills mlndiit the time.
! YOU'LL BE BLIND
$35 Montagnac Overcoats for $25.
$20 Munster Storm Coats for $ 1 2.50.
$ 1 0 Kersey Overcoats for $7.
$ 1 3.50, $ 1 2.50 and $ 1 0 Suits for $7.
$8 and $ 1 0 Value Ulsters for $5.
Backed by the Saks 'Guarantee,
Special Sale of 400 Smoking Jackets, S5, $6 and
S7 values, for $3.98, begins this morning.
Ladies, take notice!
Pa. Ave. and 7th St.
AS THE CHOKES COME OUT.
Trilby In flesh and blood, with feet bare
anu H.diiicthuig Uiorc. walkc-d ihe since at
Lafayette Square Theater last night. In the
preseiiceof one of lhc largest nnd nioitdls
tliiguldiod audiences of any season in Wash
ington. The popular interest In the heroine of I)u
Maurler's famous book whs plainly shown.
To say that none of the audience went
away disappointed would not bedra whig it
If all authors and ilraiuntistsliad the for
tune to have their creations Incarnated lu
such artistic and reitlMlc manner as were
the" characters in Trilby" lost niclit. there
would, iierhaps, be more successful plays.
Tin- adapter. Mr. Potter, has done Ins work
more than elderly.
The piny presents the liest and Hroi.gest
elements ot the book, and is so skilfully ar
ranged to suit dramatic reoulreim-iitH that
none of the Interest is lost. It is presumed
that everybody n familiar with "Zrllbv."
mid it is needless to riiicarkClhis. one ol tho
most unique and brilliant literary ellorts
of the time, or. Indeed, of any period of liter
ature. Trilby as personified by Miss Ilhiuclie
Walsh has all the splritueile grace and
beauty of tin novelist's, heroine and It
Is little wonder that Taffy, the Laird.
LitUe Blllee arid 'the rest nU worshipped
at the same shrine.
The genius of Wilton Lacfcarc. a Wash
ington nelnr. is Jititirt liftHl-il In the rntrl
lot isvengall. The depth and brendUi and
impersonations! ma deravorableimpresMons.
W. T. Doyle, nil Ufobotlmg. money-crn lug
globe trotter, -vran'-plrlted and satisfactory,
mid Louis de Iinnee. theauUiorof the nlaV.
-an Lord Carbnitfofil. satired. In a rcrv droll
wav. the inglixli'lord who writes u book
on America urter'u two Months' visit.
Instead of the usual -Wednesday maUuee
I there will lie n'rirrirrsUnul matinee lliurs-
uay, lu uouine ssjen inniuwn 'i m- uia
malic profession as are now in Washington
to see the UJoby' Totter."
Frederick Bancroft pleased the audience
at the Naliopal last fvonuig with some
clever nnd orurinal.rierfoniiniiccs fa magic,
which would lo credit to an older acior.
It was .Mr. Bancroft's rirst apiicarnni'o ill
this city, act! hh, advent was altogether
pleasing to those whli wlfneseil the Ufis
of-iuysU-ry, magic, and Jugglery which
formed his reiiertotre last cveuuig.
llis.tyie ol vraerttiinment Isloa con-.id-alile
extent original, and the program, as
a whole, was n. departure from themethods
of magicians In general. His performances-
were given a seiiuig or uimiiniiy attruci
lve scenery, and lib support comprltcd an
Oue or the must nolcworthv of his tricks
was "The Sultan's Visitor." and "The
Flight of lire Wave" and '8now-lsuiiil
A relic"' exacted the highest "ordef ot
The spectacular scene entitled "The
House or Magic" made u fitting close for
Uie successful evening's cnlertJuiineiit.
A house full of people saw Henry W.
Williams' own company of variety plave-rs
at Kernan's Lyceum Theater lasl night.
The show Is one of exceptional merit,
from a varletystaiidiMiint, and every number
on the olio made a hit.
The performance was opened bv IinlSey
aud Hilton, a clner sketch team. In bright
aed liimy si.ngs aud dan-os. and James
Waldron. billed as nn eccentric Irish come
dian, unn possessing a lively pair or "Tril
bvn." told some funny stories and did some
remarkable clog dancing. Smith and
Fuller, a flrsl-cUss musical UMm. ne-r-
lormed on a variety of new instruments.
and the applause was prolonged.
Gertie Gllson. thesturof the aggregation.
Is a sister of Lottie. Iit she do.tin't liau
her claim to recognition as an artist on that
ruct. She Is even pretUcr than her sister,
and althoiich not lllllle as clover In Nome re
spects, is an acceptable entertainer. Hau
McA-voy aita MisgJessieAiav. in an act enti
tled. "A Crazy Conglomeration.'' did
somekuocka bout funny Imsiuessthatbrought
rhe house down yore man once, and John
J. Cain and Geonre Ftlix. the former hand
some, the latter runny, held the board for
alMiut firteen minutes while the house
Farnum and Seymour, the champion high
kieker3 of the -rforld. closed tlieollo with a
clever acrobatic performance, and Han Mc
Avov's funnv afterpiece. "Nothing's Too
Good Tor the Irish." wound up the evening's
force of the hypnotist's character an- ex
hibited In a masterly way that almost
defies criticism, and few nclors are In
mind who could piny it with anything ap
proaching the reality and art of Mr. Lack
Mr. Burr Mdntosh as Taffv grent. big.
strong, lovable Taffy well, everybodv
tliought Trilby made a mistake, and -hould
have loved him.
Ignacio Marl inelli gave a most amusing
rendition of the unique charai ter. Zon-Zou.
and at no time outstepped Uie Imunds. The
others of the cast were natural and pleas
ing. Theolav wasstaged with the lnlelllci ncc
and fidelity trTdetalls manUest in all ot
Mr. A. M. Palmer's productions.
The npplnusewnx frequent. At the end
of the third act Uie curtain was rung up
many times toiarjsfy the pleasure of the
audience. -, .
In brief. Trfllrv the book finds an ideal
realization Iff 'Trilby the play, and they
who havoTOiu-jine runner must see tne
With cleclfical nnd spectacular effects
almost unrivalled". "Faust" was prr-tcnled at
the Academ'S'IaM. evening by Mr. JoM'Pb
Callahan arotiwi excellent company. The
weird, almost tui ninny, nnd wlthnl senti
mental andl4fft "work from the pen or the
greatesi Tc:ie)nll playwright willcer find
a welcome nbropir thealer-irocrs. and that
is why the hijpi'J'was so well rilled with a
rerre.-entntivb Mcuislnst nicht.
Mr. CallaluffM Jephisto Is atanc serious
or even smaliroa; Kich.nnil the hniiilllngnf
the dirrp-ull f J1 trader has seldom been
equaled on torf mt-rlcan stage.
The sweet 'rig liwrs and disposition of
Marguerite ar( liarcilngly ponraved bv
Mis-Beatrice In -am. who.illalito some
superb bits of ail itgjjeroretlieciirlniiiliills
for the lasl timq .Edwin Boring's charac
terization or I'auKt WAahlm lhc good will
of ttionuillencc? Martha wnsp!acd bvMrs.
AdiPii Tarwell apd. Hilda by Miss Lillian
One or the features ot the event was the
classic music by the two "Faust" quar
tets. These were e0miqsed of the follow
ing members: Mc-ssrs. Warring. ?,Ioore.
MaiirlT. aud Carter and MIm'k Warren.
DuBols, Pryor, and Kogow.
William Hoev or "Old TToss" fame, and
an excellent company or old-time ravoriies
presented ouisdeLange'snewfarce. "The
lilOIle iroil'r. .i" iiirii Mimxi w4
HOlise'last 'night. Thcliildiilice Was large,
and the original, bubbling humor of Hocr.
and the ludicrous iiiitl bewildering sltua
tlous'of the pl.iv ilself.kept It In.-i continual
uproar oi npsimv-
n-a ...... ..r TI i,1.nll!n II.'m.lAnn (l,n nl-
X ill llillll'" jiiinnnij. ,,tii.i..-triiv.M
teruatclv miserable and bli-.'-rul oUl ceute
nian. whose nicturesjne house forms an
appropriate stize sailing tot the rirst act.
is well acted, bv M.A. Kenned v. well known
III-? t.t.lSUUIK'M" MiT.nviJiU'M.
Hoev is funnier. K possible, than ever.and
has a number ot songs and antlCnTenih of
... ( .. I..,I.IJ....I1.I. 1l.lll.V!nl
WHICH lliaue Ult ill""! nit... tin. u ..ur f .
.era. nnoUic.r .favorite, ai Jhe quaint little
Gpmnii servant girt, nnd Misses L'eatrice
"Morcland and Jerome Ed wanly in character
to be led hither and
thither by every tale that
conscienceless type is
made to tell. These are
times when you want to
look sharp and embark
on the fake-tossed sea of
retailing: In the stanch,
experienced, tested ship
of honesty. Then you'll
land safely in the port of
These special offerings
of OURS are tempting be
cause they're true ; satis
fying because they are
sincere. Ask the crowds
who came yesterday.
WILL FIGHT FOR IRELAND
Clan-na-Gael is Secretly Drilling
in Several Large Cities.
IS NEARLY 700,000 STEONG
All An- Good .NlnitH, und Only Walt
tin- Word to Mart Out ThU Tlmo
There Will He No Secret Wurfiiri".
H".o"rjtlii!iir Ik to Ho Open A Lend
Boston, Dec. lT.The diratch rrinted
for the liberation of Ireland, in the prin
cipal cities in tLe e-ountry. was shown to
day to Col. i:oger K. Biaiiaeil, one of ILe
oldest members of tLe Ancient Order of
Hibernian in this Motion of tie country
aud who is alo prominently identified
with U.cClan-na-ielai'dothcrlrlsh organ
izations. "l'ou can say for n,e," said Col. Scan
nell, "that tlare are already in this city
several companies formed or thelrish-Aiiier-Ican
army. TLcy halt-been drdlii g regu
lurly in their respective hclN, aha iuut
of tho members are good shooters. The
companies aro located in ILe city projier.
South Boston, East Boston, Charli-stown
and Iloxbury, and all told tLere are l,:!it)
men are enrolled In tie new cigi-uifalioii.
"In addition to drilling in their reieet
ive nails, me members m me orgaiuzhtioii
lake adiautiige or tne holidays ami g-out
Into the woods, where ttu-y practie-e with
llieir rifles. The leadirs of the movement
are military men, neurl all of whom are
veterans. The bulk of the organization is
mostly young nieu, who areiuioaen witti en
thusiasm, anil are ready to do all lu their
jruwer ror aiding their uatUelund.
"The Clan-nn-Gnel iHlleves In open war-fan-,
and areopposesl to so much secrecy in
the agitation or the lreedum of Ireland.
They intend to ha oil conducted in a more
ojK'ii manner and upon broader principle-..
It has been proven m the iast in all Jrish
movements mat tLe mote secrecy -allien
prevailed resulted in detriment to the
"This was due no doubt to the selfiih
iiees of Ihe leaders of the movement. Ill
many fir the Irish inoemeiits large a mounts
of money have Imeu contributed by the
Irish people, and the liandliugor tht-seiarge
amounts of mouey-ls tempting to all parties.
"At present lhc-re Is a difference of opin
ion among ttieleaders of the moiement on the
question of religion entering luto it,
'Some of the leaders argue that rroui the
dajs or Henry li rattan Protestant Irishmen
hare lieeu as faithful as L'atliolio irishmen
lu their detotlon to the 'Old Bod." In the
ranks of the Clan-na-Jael lire many Protest
ant Irishmen, including minUters, and they
havo lieeu true and steadfast reemlKTS of
tho order. On the other hand, it has lieeu
proven that iufonuers were Protestant
irishmen who were the hired otlicinU of
STRENGTH OF THE OKIIER.
"Anions Clan-na-Oac!s the question they
are now discussing is whether. In this new
movement, it is safe to trust so important
a matter to the Protestant Irishmen. This
Irish-American army nm-t not he confound
ed with the Ancient Otderor Illlicruians.
It is true that thin are thousands of
Hiliernians who are also Clan-na-Gacls.
The Ancient Order, however. Is a bt-nc oient
organization, but at the same time they
aro loyal in their devotion to tho native
' "i-focie Idea of tbe strength of the Clan-na-Uael
In this country," said tol. scanntil,
can be gained from the statem-nt that
there are tully 70,000 men enroHid in the
organization. Councils ior the Cian-na-G.iel
are established lu every State In the
Union. The union Is strongest In Chicago
ami Philadelphia, while New lork and
Boston come nest lu order."
WHY NOT 111'. A JAP?
Maniresi Adiaiitnjrex. of Ileitis Horn
nnd HuNcd In That Country.
Lafcudlo llenrn In Atlantic Monthly.
With us the common worker is incom
parably less free than the common worker
in Japan. The Japanese man ot tbe peo
plethe skilled laborer, able lo underbill
without effort any Western artisan in the
same line of industry remains happily in
deiiemlcnt of Imlh shoemakers and tailors.
His feet are good to look at. his body is
healthy and Ins mind is free. If he desires
to travel a Ihou'and miles, la can get
ready for his journey in five minutes. His
whole outfit need not cost 7ii cenlsr nnd all
bis baggage can bo put in a hiinclkerchlet.
On 10 ho cnu travel for a year without
work, or he can travel simply in his ability
to work, or lie can travel as a pilgrim.
You may reply that any savage can do the
same thing. Ve3. but any civilized man
cannot, nnd the Japanese has been a htghly
-civilized man for at leastl.OOO years.
Hence, his present capacity to threaten
Western manufacturers. We have been
'too much accustomed to associate this kind
of independent nobility with the life ot
our own lieggars and tramps to have any
Just coneepltoa of its intrinsic meaning.
Your Japanese trump taki-s his hot bath
dally. H he has n fraction of a cent to pay
for It. or his cold bath it he has not. In his
little bundle then" are combs, toothpicks,
razors and toothbrushes.
Abllilv lo live without furniture, wilh
out impedimenta, with the least possible
amount or neat clothing, shows more than
the -advantage held by this Japanese race
111 the slniggles r life; It shows also the
real clmraclcr ot some weaknesses in qnr
own civilization. It forces reflection upon
the useless multlplicrty of our dnilj; wants.
We must have meat and bred and butter,
glass windows and Tire. hats. -nhlte shirts
and Tvoolen underwear, boots ami shoes,
trunks, bags and lioxes, Ijcdstcails. niat-tret-sea.
eh-cl and b'nnkets, all of which a
Japanese can do without. Think Tor a
moment r-cwimportant nn article or-accl-aentai
attire is the single costly Item ol
white shirts. "Vet even the linen shirt, the
so-called "!in.lRepr a gentleman.- is in
lUtlf a. nsel-ss garment. It gives neither
warmth nor comfort.
Slander" on Glider.
There Ik no truth inlhe rumor that Rich
ard Watson Glider has written a song on
the dying duck. New "York World.!
Little Men's Shoes.
Uo'to taten all
JlAUl&ndl, OULUS4E UAKIUAIilUJ 1MKII, XOH SJlOW JlOtT
sood that Is and marked thrra down, aotru, down 1 ATI ths
, at-rles. hhoes that look well, sail Show that tiotb. look well and
wear wen, mostly mo
Tuesday. Dec 17, 8 o'clock p. in.
The Grandest of all Oratorios, IlnnJcl's
THE CHORAL SOCIETY,
Prof. U, C. Sherman, Director, aasbst-M br
Jlas Charlotte Maconta, ftopranf; Ml9 KuthTliompwn, coat nil to; 31c K. C Toira?.
tenor; Dr. Curl DufXt, basso; all of Now 1'ori,
THE WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
RcscrrcdScnts, 50 and 75c- ond SI- n Co-, 937 Pa. ave- .V XV.
are much prcttlerlhls year
than they ever were, partic
ularly the nice kind. Why.
we've volumes In stock at
50c this year for which
you've been used to payintr
SI. 25 last season. Of course
buylns by quantities has
done lots toward lowering
prices but tnat'sour enter
Ueaullfnlly l.iuntl in while kid, sil
ver find azuri-, profusely illustrated
by delicate draw leg-, S'Jc.
Prince and Pauper, 74c
The book wtith ojtaaliahfd Mark
Twain's rcputailoa. Almost every
olLer liaco iiiclurtsl, ?4a
Songs From the Opera,34c
The mest artistic Totnine you can
ciiDCeive, besutitul waua coir draw
lur s,inarnlnccntlr backed; t'armeu,
thenerlB, Fatal, :4c
Hentz's nod Alger's 1orhs. 50s.
They neror were soMunJerTHc; this
edition is n dandy. lllus:rai?d by
best artists. 5-c.
Tho complete works Illustrated
mouioirs Included, 7iz.
STANDARD BOOK STORE,
314 Ninth Strqet,
Just above the Avo. Open till 10 o'cl'k. ,
THIb $5 COAT FOR $2.98-
This badlos CheT.ron Jacket,
with mandulin sleeves and (TO QQ
rlpplo back.- Worth 3.(W... J)Z, DO
tCW Eoucle Coats 3)0.30
7 00 Bouclo Coats. !p4.u0
3.00 Double Capes J) 1 .00
tS.o Double Boucle Capes.... jZ,-rJ
SZNDoublo Kersey Capes 4D,j5
Bou't fallto see thoso Samples of
which we aro selling at HALF I-IUCE.
SC6 Seventh Street N. W.
1924-1928 Penna Ave.
928 Seventh St,
Shirts 39c each.
"Wc have just made a
fortunate purchase of
men's unlandered shirts.
.Not a, store in town can
buy this same shirt to
sell less than 50c and
make a proiitj
Has pure linen hosoin, neclc and
cuff bands. Is extra ie--nforced
throughout, cosseted and extra full.
Only 39c each
while they last and they won't hold
928 Seventh St.
Crocrer s Oroxt Overstock Sals.
"oTentock" sale brines its gll tidings for
who havo to buy fences for the toys our
Ibe regular S2.SO qualities of the famous
laiier. jiverj pair now
Ererr Bhoe In the store reduced except the JEXNEaS
MIIXEli Ladies' thCKW at $5.00.
All shoe3 shlned-free.
Festal Coocext bj
A U.E.VS GRAND OI'CBA I10U5C
WEEK OF DECEMBER 16.
-Matinees Thursday- and Saturday.
IX HIS LATEST COllEDY SUCCESS,
The Globe Trotter,
By LOUIS DeXAXUE. '
Profesbional ilatlneo Tbnradar
Kcit AVcek 7a Carried Theater Burlesqna
Co .from tho Garric Theater, New Tort, ia
tho success ol the eeasoa
25c. S03. 75!. SI.00.
IVed. A-hat 2 5t and 50c licserrol
Special Scenic and Electrical Elf.cis.
IN A .IIOOEKN MEPIIISTO."
VEW NATIONAL THEATER.
Xi Evory tsTenlns. Wed. and 6aL Mats.
Prince of .Magician?,
In His Dazzling; Spec acular Pro
duction of Magic.
ra.clnalias SpocL.lt y ArtUts,
Be wilJ sn ii;; Feats of Magic,
sext Weet-CHARLEY'S AUNT.
LAFAYETTE SQUARE ?,5.!ii V&)
JOHN VT. ALBAUOU Manascr.
Commsncins -Mondny. December 16,
First time here of DL'ilAUIUOl'S
Dramatized hy TAUL 3L POTTLlt and Pre
sented by A. S EALMEa'3
Original Garden Theater Co.
VHlton Lackare. Burr .Mclntobh, John Cllen-
dinning, Blanche Walsh, ltoa Ban!,
Mma Cottrellv, nnd others
JIATIXEES WEDXESDAT AND SATURDAY
fTEKNAN'S LYCECM TUEATEH.
ALL !1I1IS WEEK
H. W. WILLIAMS'
Own SpBGialty Go.
Direct from th. .Academy of -Music,
S i Sara Devere's Big Co.
NATIONAL RIFLES' HALL,
O St bet. 8th and 10th Sis. X. W. I
TTESDAY, DLC IT. 1". JL
Ye Ancient Days.
Tim LOYAL -tCIUV OT tVOUEV.
lieservcd Seata-50c at Sletzeror.t'9, 1110 P
St X. W Concert. Ancient and Modern Dane
lnir. UofresbmentL delt-S
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In thoyoarfor Fortress Un
roe. Norfolk. 1'ortsmouth, and all pnlati
South and Mathwe3t by the powertat
new iron palace steauiora -Newport
News,"- "Noroik" a id -"Washington,'
leaving dally on the tcllowhic st-hodoU
Lv.lVajih mi mi pm ILv.l'oneiuu'h r.50 pm
LTa.lx'dl 7" 'J p:n U.r.Norf.,1!: C: 10 p-a
Ar.I,'t.lor'eO:ao nm!v.I'LlIouroe7:20 run
Norrolt 3-Jiu urn rAl-x'lna B:un iun
AJJonn'h K'lH" nrnlr Wn"!ictnr.n-30 nrj
VIHlTOKa TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION and tin- rewirta nt Knrtrp
Monroe. Virginia Kenelunnd Flnrida Willi
find tills a very attractive route, as tt
brents the monotony otnn all-rail ride.
Ticket on ealo nt 613, tilu. 1431
Prnnaytvanhi nvenue. UAU. UcKei
office, corner 'lrienth street nnd New
York atrnue. and on board steamers.--rhere
tlnjc-i hie. map. nut. etui ahu
JNtt CALLAHVN. CEN- SIAAGSR.
Our Pies '
Act. their deliclouanesa is all
- -gee totha use of the bat material
nd the rompetence of oar coots
-in mafciiLC nail halln thetu.
. -They're done to a turn. Or dors lr
'phono or J03tl are promptly
Caterer and Con'octloner,
815 Tenth St N. W.
'x$. sO-ab-i-a. Jb&gg-aa-S-aJ-aft-
i ti '..sif''.a Viw