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THE EVENING TOTES, WASHINGTON, (TODAY, JANUARY 15, 1900.
YV E would swggf-st
that jom look eUe-i
where first then cwrnc
here ami make cnpar-isous.
3 airs for 23c.
in Mack, tan., reds,
nl fanoj mixture All
arc seamlos. ilh
35c. and 20i. pr.
sa'e that will add prestige to our name and make an
dvertiser of every purchaser.
We're not goi:i: to offer you are stock at a half,
third or fourth off Oh. no! we can't afford it neither
can any other honest merchant.
But we're going to offer -values 'hi shape of small
lots at prices
That we know are right
That you'll believe are right
That must be right
or you'll get j'our mouey back.
YV HEX alterations
they'll be made
Ecry garment must fit
and fit correctly.
Woith 25c and 35c.
pair. In l.mc frijes
and fine ilk enrinoKl
E 1 e e a n t warm
fleece lined satuwirts
in mm 3 io 44. llejr
uur 30c gTadcs.
of all email
It "s f tine jrrade Nat
ui j! At owl. amer
Ha. i rieece and Derby
M 3o nd S1.25 qwrti
I. VC seleeied all inall lott of Suits and divided liiem uto
hat tlioy arc actually worth c liavc to jour 0il
jwlpnent and honest comparison.
The prices we quote male them inteicsting to ou and
tatisiactory sellhiK to us.
Lot 1 CofMut Mi noWiy Sack iuit, in all-wool Clieio and Cai
merc rnitwe not all stes in any .-lie lot, but iizes to fit almost eer
one. Others jmfct iMnk them iheap at 10. Our price
Lat 2 Embraces our rtRnlar
JIS.W and 51S.M Suits in fine
striped awl checked or.-leds and
tytife cheviot--reniember, there
c ml a few of
a l.id, and the'
Lot 3 Takes in all the small
lots of high-grade hand-made
Suits in rincst of ortcd, both
tripes and checks, and some are
joui pun at..
flKR of anv Mo Ovfrcoat in
all the .(lili falirK-- at ctI2.S3.
Otlier ilotlners r.o d'ult would
claim they art worth SslS.
Thec are Mjliih 'nped Ene-lis-li
worsteds, in tbe laiett pat
Urns and are woith .. and M.
Our price is !.75.
Elecant AV h i t e
chiefs, in 3 uidtlis Cf
border the legular 15c
Tlie regular $1 and
$1.25 High-grade Xcck
wear, in beautiful light
shades all shapes.
Those include oil -our
fancy Drew t-1iirt,
with sepaiatc collarq
and cuffu -the sjl.50
Sale Begins Tomorrow Morning.
The popular P. J. K.
White Drev Miirt all
ti7cs all sleeve lengths
and a dollar's worth.
TALK AMONG THBCLUBS
The National League Endeavoring
to Complete Its Plans.
An Effort to Keep All Competing
lliiNclmll OrprmiiziitioiiM Out of the
lllfx Cltlen Tlie Ainericnii 'AnnoiIu
tion in Jvoimrilj Future oC tlie
linltiniore FraiieliiHC Still in Doubt.
H LAWS IiFFICIENT
Changes Wanted hy the Interstate
Tin Ilnilixity Cnuiiinuie Ma m Ire
nit Clinruo A lintever 'Iliej Plene
for Their Ser Ice o Trihiiunl
On Fix a Limit The Attor
ney General's iitiTru.t O(inioii.
The thirteenth annual report or the In
ttJ'state Commerce Coramiselon hat been
made to Congress. It is a voluminous doc
ument, and treats at length upon many
topics which have come before the Com
mission. Among other things, the report
' In its last annual :cort the Commission
Etated that attention had been called in
previous reports to the vital respects in
which the act to regulate commerce has
proed defective and inadequate; that the
present law cannot be properly enforced,
and that until further legislation is pro
vided the best efforts at legislation must
be feeble and dibappointing. The tequests
r.f the Commission for needful amendments
have been supported by petitions and me
morials from agricultural, manufacturing.
and commercial interests throughout the
eountry; yet not a line of the statute has
been changed and none of the burdensome
rouditions which call for relief has been
truiovcd or modified.
" The reasons for the failure of the law
to accomplish the purposes for which It was
enacted have been so frequently and fully
t forth that repetition cannot add to their
rorce or make them better understood. It
is sufficient to say that the existing situ
ation and the developments of the past
I ear render more imperative than ever be
fore the necessity for speedy and suitable
legislation. We therefore renew the rec
ommendations heretofore made and earn
estly urge their early consideration and
Many persons do not understand the
precise nature of the amendments required
for enforcing the substantive provisions of
the act, while others have apparently
icached the belief that no scheme of regu
lation short of Government ownership and
operation can be made effective. Never
theless it is perhaps safe to say that nine
trnths of tho people do know that any
railroad company can charge for its service
whatever it pleases and as much as it
pleases, without any real power in this
Commission, or any other tribunal or court,
to limit the amount of such charge for the
future when complaint is made by an
aggrieved shipper, and that they are sub
stantially of one mind in desiring that this
and other defects in the statute be prompt-
the year was found in the general demor
alization of rates, through disregard of
published tariffs, which reached an acute
and deplorable stage in the autumn of
1S9S On competitive traffic between great
centres the published tariff was little more
than a basis from which to calculate con
cessions and discriminations, with the re
sult that shippers who failed to secure
these unlawful favors were in many cases
forced to do business at a loss, and in
some instances driven out of business.
Unfortunately, the Commission
CAENEGIE'S PILE OF COKE.
A Mo ii ii tn I ii of Fnel Accumulntctl for
PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 13. At Bessemer,
a station along the Pennsylvania Railroad,
east of Braddock, is piled a hill of coke
which has been the wonder of this com
mercial age. The pile has increased and
decreased by thousands of tons, but not
perceptibly. It was placed there as a guard
cannot i against strikes in the Connellsville coke
punish these criminal infractions of the t region, so that the furnaces of the Carneeie
law. Steel Comnauv would not have to h
"The most it can do is to ascertain the
facts, if possible, and report them to the
Department of Justice. The Commission
has made earnest and persistent efforts
to secure enforcement of the penal pro
visions of the law. but, whatever may be
the reason for failure, the fact is that
convictions have been very few in com
parison with the number of prosecutions
"The recent investigation held by the
Commission in regard to proposed changes
in the official classification and the discon
tinuance of commodity rates by carriers In
the East is described. The complaints re
ceived from shippers and .the proceedings
had at the hearing before the Commission
are stated. This includes the petition filed
with the Commission by shippers alleging
that the investigation had disclosed viola
tions of the anti-trust law and asking that a
copy of the testimony and papers be sent
to the Attorney General, and also the state
ment that the Commission compiled with
the request but without expressing any
opinion or making any recommendation.
"In his reply the Attorney General re
viewed the testimony and held that no vio
lation of the anti-trust law had been made
to appear, and he declined, therefore, to in
stitute the proceeding for enforcement of
that law which the shippers requested. The
letter of the Commission and the reply of
the Attorney General are set out in full
in the report.
"The complaints received by the Com
mission in regard to this action of the
carriers came from 7.1 cities and towns in
14 States, and were signed by 334 persons,
firms, companies, corporations, or associ
ations. "Fifteen civil cases are pending in tho
Federal courts to enforce orders of the
Commission. Indictments for criminal
violations of the statute have been found
by Federal grand Juries and are awaiting
trial in Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia.
"Twenty-three cases have been formal
ly instituted before the Commission since
the last annual report. These relate di
rectly to rates and practices enforced by
292 carriers. The report contains a brief
statement of the points involved in these
cases, and of .the proceedings which have
been had and Investigated by the Commis
sion at Washington and various other cities
throughout the country. The whole num
ber of petitions filed with the Commission
during the year was 205, and 474 railroad
companies filed answers thereto or other
wise appeared. These included petitions
presented by carriers for extension of time
to comply with the Safety Appliance law.
"The report includes statistics from the
J Eleventh Annual Report on the Statistics
It is also true that shippers generally , of Railways in the United States for the
have been practically unanimous in favor year ended June 30 189S h, h fl,
of a single classification of freights, one tributca about November 1 1899
that will be uniform for all roads and all -several decisions have been rendered by
actions of the country, and reasonably Fedcra, courts duri the 2 In case'
ttable when cstablishcnl. nrus ,- t .".,.,' cases
.....B ......... tc .n, lu regulate com-
i merce. Four of these cases were institut
ed to enforce orders of the Commission."
"The general i-o'-ic H iatifac'ion with
the present ft at
busincrr: rv I
erf. and 1
JU.il rev' f
intercsr the yc-:
to an ox4
, avpud by van- ,
- , j f osed of .
I as farm- J
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Paralysis Follow a Sneeze.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. William A.
'lousell, justice of the peace In New Bruns-
vricfc, has been paralyzed by a sneeze. He
wr zed violently and at once was unable to
wove He fell from his chair and had to
carried home and put to bed. The
T-cralyiis in the lower part of his body
r-nn appeared, and he regained the
mcr o" speech, but his neck and arms are
flr-tcT. Dr. Meacham says that a
. in to a nervp at the back of the neck
: t the trouble, and that sympathetic
'vfU followed. Mr. Housell will re-
The 1M :-.
banked, at a loss of mililons of dollars
when coke could not be had.
Prosperity is undermining It, however,
instead of strife. The scarcity of cars and
the fact that the H. C. Frick Coke Compa
ny has been unable to supply its patrons
with fuel are the direct causes of its re
moval; also, the land on which the pile
stands is to be used for the erection of an
extension to the Edgar Thomson Steel
The coke pile was ordered about a month
ago to be used up. and from 300 to 600 tons
of Qoke were taken from it daily. This
proved too slow, however, and a contract
was let several days ago for. the removal
of the whole pile, and steam shovels will
have to be used. A switch has been run
around the base ot the coke pile from the
Union Railroad, which is the connecting
link between the Pittsburg and Bessemer
and the Carnegie yards. The coke is to be
distributed through the various plants, and
hundreds of cars and a number of locomo
tives will be kept busy for a month or
It is estimated that the pile contains
about 200,000 gross tons. It was placed
there early in the '90's. when coke was
selling at 90 cents a ton. Today the same
coke is selling at $3.65, and the freight
rate to the Connellsville region has also
been advanced. The Carnegie Company has
cleared more than half a million dollars
by the investment.
The enormous amount of fuel in this
hill cannot be realized unless one walks
around it and then clambers up one side
to the top and crawls down the other.
The pile is from 900 to 1.000 feet long,
paralleling the Pennsylvania main line,
and only about thirty feet from the tracks.
It Is from 150 to 200 feet at the base, and
tapers to 100 feet in height. It looks very
much like the loose stone formation seen
on the hills of the Juniata and Conemaugh
Valleys, through which the Pennsylvania
road travels. On one side of the Pennsyl
vania tracks the hill is cut away, showing
the clay; shale, slate, and coal outcrop
pings, and the coke pile, with its dark,
broken mase, forms a gorge through w"hich
It is told of a learned professor in an
Eastern college that in passing the mound
he dilated on the peculiar formation of
the earth that would permit the exposure
of a clay vein in such close proximity to
a mound of broken stones apparently of a
lava formation. It doesn't look as though
human hands placed it there.
This is not the only reserve supply of
material the Carnegie Steel Company main
tains to ward off famine. Acres and acres
of land are covered with ore from Lake
Superior mines, of various grades, for mix
ing purposes, that would keep the concern
running almost three months if the supply
was shut off entirely. So it is with the
coal and limestone supplies. Great atacks
of each are stored away from time to time,
when prices are low and are consumed
during a scarcity.
It is said that besides putting his mon
ey into libraries. Andrew Carnegie believea
in putting as much more into materials
when prices are low; hence the enormous
advantages his concern enjoys when they
become scarce and high-priced.
The coke pile at Bessemer would, if the
whole coke supply was shut off, last the
Carnegie Steel Company six weeks.
Burned to Death nt Piny.
GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 15. Anina
Christensen, four years old, died at her
home here last night from burns received a
few hours before while nlavine with hr
sisters and brothers. The four children
Lawrence, aged eight, being the eldest
went into a lot near the house, where
Ernest, one of the children, proceeded to
set fire to some dry vines. Anina's dress
caught fire. Mrs. Christensen "tore the
flaming cloths from her child, burning her
hands greatly thereby, and then carried
her to the house.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. In spite of the si
lence of the League men who are trying
to reduce the circuit to eight clubs, it is
learned that the matter Is not progressing
any more smoothly than was the case a
week or so ago. Because of a conference
held the other day at Indianapolis by John
T. Brush, Chairman of the League Cir
cuit Committee; P. T. Powers, President
of the Eastern League, and Ban Johnson,
President of the American (Western)
League, the Impression prevailed that the
way is being paved for the reorganization
three leagues, In accordance with the
present scheme of James A. Hart, Presi
dent of the Chicago Club. It is reasoned
out that Brush would not call a confer
ence of this kind except for two urgent
causes first, that the circuit committee
feels sure of making satisfactory terms
with the owners of the Baltimore, Wash
ington, Cleveland, and Louisville Clubs;
second, that something must be done to
kill off tho new American Association
The situation has narrowed down to a
fight for existence on the part of the
American Association; a determination on
the part of the National League to estab
lish a more complete monopoly of the
game than ever before, while the minor
leagues are waiting to see what will re
sult from the general scheming.
Whether the Baltimore Club has agreed
to sell its franchise and dispose of its
players as part of the scheme to reduce
the circuit or not is a matter of conjec
ture. Von der Horst has had several confer
ences with Abcll and his financial partner,
but what they have talked about cannot be
learned. Abcll declared yesterday that he
had not heard a word from the circuit
committee, and did not know when to ex
pect a notice to talk business. Consider
able blame is attached to thecommlttee
for its dilatory tactics. The public de
mands a reduction of the circuit, and it
has been often asserted by several of the
magnates that the whole business can be
transacted in forty-eight holtrstjlf sham
ming is lam asuie lor legitimate auu nu
cral methods. , i
The action of the new American Asso
ciation promoters in leasing Charjps River
Park in Boston was a big surprise, and
possibly served as a block for the time
being. But the League men believe that
if they can build up a national circuit to
comprise twenty-four clubs Hlvfded into
L three sections, the most powqful4pf which
will comprise uoston, Brooklyn, rsew
York, Philadelphia, Chicago! Cincinnati,
Pittsburg, and St. Louis, ther will be no
territory left for the association, "la other
words, the League does notf'carfc to let
outsiders into the game which they have
controlled for so long. By turning over
Washington, Baltimore, and tlie fight to
have another club in Philadelphia to the
Eastern League, while the American
League can take In Louisville nd Cleve
land in the West, the circuit schemers
feel sure that opposition from any quar
ter will not mount to much.
President Harry D. Qtilnn, of the Ameri
can Association, makes a positive state
ment that the organization will have es
tablished clubs in seven cities namely,
Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit,
Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.
It is said that Baltimore is wanted to
complete the circuit, .and that the pro
moters of the new American Association
will try to induce McGraw, Robinson, and
the other payers to desert the owners of
the Baltimore Club. They also declare
that Anson will visit Baltimore this week
and have a talk with McGraw. Talk of es
tablishing another club in this city to play
In the American Association has been
laughed at by Freedman, whose New York
Club holds both the Polo Grounds and
But in spite of .this information comes
the news that a former League manager,
well known for his hustling ability, has
been working here secretly for two or
three months past in an effort to raise the
necessary funds to start the association
ball rolling. It is also said that this man
has secured an option on grounds located
within a few minutes' walk of one of the
Third Avenue Elevated Railroad stations.
A meeting of the association will be call
ed in a few days, it Is said, in this city,
when all details will be made public.
Greatest Five Specials I
I Ever Offered in America I
-Castelberg's specials are not only of local fame. "We receive
t . orders for them all over the country. That fact alone is suf
's - fieient proof that there's no competition any where for Castel-
' berg's prices. We are modest when we say we undersell everybody
by 20 per cent. We do that on the closest lines carried in tin jew
THE VALUE OF SUCH GOODS IS EVIDENT
$2.50 Silver Match Box,
In that popular French grey
finish. Handsomest design that
has been conceived lately. As an
idea of its worth 7 cents worth
of silver alone is used in making
each box to say nothing of the
workmanship. Same kind of
match box sells for .2.."0. Our
special price, SOe.
Gold Cuff Buttons.
Genuine Cut Glass
tipper pair made of all
old in every part. Not
?.;.;ji. uur special (j?
price .- Po5
The lower pair pure gold, set
witli cenuine diamonds. S7.."50
at other jewelers'.
Our special at
Another style pure gold f'utr
P.uttons, extra heavy.
i;..1U kind for. 42. 25
never sold by
any one else
less than -.
glass, with cut
and heavv ster
ling silver hinged top. Thej look their high
gradeness i n every detail.
OPERA GLASSES, $1.15.
Genuine Chevalier Opera Glasses imported
(stamp on each one made of b!ack morocco,
with nickel trimmings. Plush cae with each
one. A big $5 worth for S1-.
THEORIES ABOUT FOOD.
Alfo n Few Fiictn on the Snmc Sub
ject. We hear much nowadays about health
foods and hygienic living, about vegetarian
ism and many other fads along the same
Restaurants may be found In the larger
cities where no meat, pastry, or coffee Is
served and the food crank is in his glory,
and arguments and theories galore ad
vanced to prove that meat was never intend
ed for human stomachs, and almost make
us believe that our sturdy ancestors, who
lived four score years in robust health on
roast beef, pork, and mutton, must have
been grossly ignorant of the laws of health.
Our forefathers had other things to do
than formulate theories about the food they
ate. A warm welcome was extended to any
kind from bacon to acorns.
A healthy appetite and common sense are
excellent guides to follow in matters of
tliet, and a mixed diet of grains, fruits, and
meats is undoubtedly the best.
As compared with grains and vegetables,
meat furnishes the most nutriment In a
highly concentrated form and is digested
and assimilated more quickly than' vegeta
bles and grains.
Dr. JuliuS Remmson on this SUbjefct says:
"Nervous persons, people run down in
health and of low vitality should e?it meat
Rnd plenty of it. If the digestion is too
feeble at first it may be easily corrected by
the regular use of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets after each meal. Two of' these excel
lent tablets taken after dinne'r will digest
several thousand grains of mat, eggs, or
other animal food in three hours, and no
matter how weak the stomach may be, no
trouble will be experienced it a regular
practice is made of using Stuart's Dyspep
sia Tablets, because they supply the pep
sin and diastase necessary to perfect diges
tion, and every form of indigestion will be
overcome by their use.
That large class of people who come tin
der the head of nervous .dyspeptics should
cat plenty of meat and insure its proper
digestion by the daily use of a safe, harm
less digestive medicine like Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets, composed of the natural
digestive principles, pepsin, diastase, fruit
acids, and salts, which actually perform
the work of digestion. Cheap cathartic
medicines, masquerading under the name of
dyspepsia cure$, are useless for indigestion
as they have absolutely no effect upon the
actual digestion of food. .
Dyspepsia in all its many forms Is sim
ply a failure of the stomach to digest food
and the sensible way to solve the riddle
and cure the dyspepsia ia to make daily
use at meal time of a preparation like
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, which is 'en
dorsed by the medical profession and known
ta contain active digestive principles.
All druggists sell Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets at 50c for full treatment.
;A little booklet on cause and cure of
stomach trouble mailed free by addressing
Fv A. Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich.
Heavy Sterling Silver Vinaigrette Chain,
A big shipment of them that we will let go with the Vinaigrettes to make the offer
complete. They're long, extra heavy never before sold less than 2. Guaranteed not to
break. A new one for every one that should break.
Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt Attention.
I 935 Penna. Ave.
The Reliable Jeweler
and Scientific Optician,
Established 53 Years.
. 4 4t
FIGHTING THE PLAGUE.
Active Co-oyicrntion Between (Jor
Bubonic plague in Manila is to be com
bated with all the means modern science
has provided. Quarantine matters in the
WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS.
Representative Freer 2ot Seeking:
the Gubernatorial iiiiiuitioii.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Jan. 13. A
close friend of Representative Romeo H.
Freer living here received a letter from
fion at Philadelphia. A meeting of i$
State committee has also been cal'ed fer
Charleston. January 27. to fix the time anl
place for holding their State nominating
To cet relief from indiRfstion, b:liousRcs. n-
stipation, or torpid liver without distwbiiig' tfce
Philippines have been put in charge of the I hlm yesterday which leads to the inference ! ??? J?!?'!?. ,heJwe' uk,a !evr f'
.i. .1 ! Carter s Little Live- rills, they will plec wu.
Marine Hospital Service, and Surgeon Gen- ! that he will not oppose Collector A. B. J y
eral Wyman is having the active co-operation
of the Surgeon General of the Army
and the military and naval surgeons In
Col. Charles R. Greenleaf, Assistant Sur
geon General, Is in charge of the army
medical force in the islands, and Passed
Assistant Surgeon Perry is the represen
tative there of the Marine Hospital Ser
vice. Other officers will be sent out, and
two complete disinfecting plants, with ap
pliances for sulphur fumigation and steam
disinfecting chambers, have arrived in
Manila and will be set up by Surgeon
Surgeon General Wyman believes it will
be possible to prevent a serious epidemic
in Manila. He said today he saw no rea
son for alarm.
General Wyman has compiled a pam
phlet on the plague for circulation among
medical officers, in which he Insists
strongly upon the utmost care in inspec
tion. He says, the greatest danger of the
introduction of the plague i not from the
serious cases, but fjom those of mild
type. There is comparatively little danger
from a ship known to have the disease on
board, for such a vessel will be thorough
ly disinfected and the cases watched. The
real danger Is from persons or vessels not
suspected of having the disease, and for
this reason inspection cannot be too rigid.
The plague has been robbed of most of
its terrors by the development of an anti
toxin serum. This serum is being prepar
ed by the Marine Hospital Service, to
gether with a preventive with which
troops and others in the Philippines will
be treated if it should be necessary.
Personal cleanliness and sanitation of
dwellings have much to do with prevent
ing the spread of the bubonic plague. Ab
sence of a proper sewerage system In Ma
nila will make the task of control there
somewhat harder than It would otherwise
As far as it known here, the present
outbreak of the plague in Manila is the
first appearance of the plague in that city.
It is believed, that if it can be eradicated,
and It can be shown that there is no dan
ger ot the spread of the disease under
American control, it will do much to ad
vance the commercial interests of the
White for the Republican gub3rnatorial
nomination, as has been generally supposed.
Several of Mr. White's friends, who are in
touch with the situation, confidentlilly pre
dict that Mr. Freer will formally announce
his withdrawal this week, and say their
candidate will be nominated without cp-
A SURE CURE FOR CROUP.
Twenty-five Year' Constant
Without a Failure.
The first indication of croup Is horse
ness. and in a child subject to that disease
v.&i&iLAiuaLcr i in u- nuiiiiiicirju nituuiiL ii i - -
... . ,, ., .. t It may be taken as a sure sign of the ap
position when the lonvention meets. There - raph f 0,faMf -, f JL fc " ?
no doubt that to Senator Elkins and
Senator Scott is due the clearing of the
field for Mr. White, as he was not favored
by many of the leading men of his party.
Mr. Freer, it is said, is to have the Con
gressional nomination again without ef
fort or opposition.
A meeting of the State Republican Ex-
proach of an attack. Following this hoarse
ness is a peculiar rough cough. If Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is given as soon
as the child becomes hoarse, or even after
the croupy cough appears, it will prevent
the attack. It Is used In many thousands
of homes in this broad land and never dis
t appoints the anxious mothers. We have
j yet to learn of a single Instance in whieli
ecutive Committee has been called to he it has not proved effectual. No other prep
held at heeling, Wednesday, February I aration can show such a record twenty
21, for the purpose of fixing the time and five years' constant use without a failure,
place for holding the State convention to i For sale by Henry Evans, wholesale, and
select delegates to the Republican Ccnven- all druggists.
II 1 T ' TT
t Patent Leather.
The "Regent" Quickstep
is not a new piece of music, but the rythmical footfall of
thousands of happy Washingtouinns who are firm, be
lievers in the decided worthfulness of
But a short time ago men were
paying ?:?.50,' $4, and $5 for their
shoes, which were not as good as
the Regent, which costs but
THE REGENT, 943 Pa. Ave.