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THE TIMES, SUKDkY, ATTG-TJST 11, 1895.
LansburEli & Bra.
The Root of
Is stock left over from one
season to the other. -You
don t catch us napping
that way. When the sea
son is on the wane we
make short work of our
stock. Let It bring what it
may, but we don't hold on
to it, and love it. Our love
grows cold at the end of
the season, and merchan
dise and we part.
This separation means a
loss of money, but it also
means that we can begin
the next season with a
Horo aro the dividing linos:
Misses' Blouse Waists,
S, 10 and 12 j-ears,
made of figured In
Reduced to 9c.
139 Ladies' Laira
Waists, sizes 32 to 42.
Prices were S1.S9,
S1.6S, $1.4S, $1.25
Reduced to 38c:
148 Ladies' Figured
Lawn and Percale
collars and cuffs, the
larg-est sleeve to be
had. Sizes 32 to 42.
Prices were $1.23,
Reduced to 59c.
76 Boys' White Flan
nel Blouse Waists.
Sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 and
12 3-ears. Prices
were $1.25 and $1.50.
Reduced to 57c.
Here's a World-beater,
Lawn and Percale
Waists, figured and
striped, some with
colored collars and
cuffs. Sizes 32 to
42. Were sold for
$1.23 and 98c.
22 Ladies' Striped
and Figured Duck
Blazer Suits. Sizes
32 to 38. Worth
SI. 98. Our price
247 White Duck Skirts
a new shipment
just in. Better than
those sold at 95c
Yours for 87c
No zvasic oj time nozu. It
means you had better come
TO-MORROW. A day's
delay might mean a loss of
Bargains to you, as our ad
vertisements are always
truthful statements. You
won't feel as. if you can
credit our statements. To
morrow then, bright and
early, for the above and
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St.
AirSIC JUBB FIGHTERS.
(Two Gioretsvj FiuiiillCH Quarreled
i About a Wheezy Old Orgun.
The residents of Jofferson streeet, a
JitUe Georgetown byway running from M
xo "Water fctreet above Thirtieth, -were
Thrown Into a Mate of intense excitement
few minutes before C o'clock last even
ing by a general free fight among Uie
juegro populace near "Water street.
A citizen on "Water btrect Bent in from
jLiubey's wharf a telephone riot call to
iho ftatioii-house and Policemen Smith,
GPiorce, and others -were sent post haste
"to the scene. "When the patrol wagon
)Xcached Jeffornn street, however, quiet
3bad been restored in the neighborhood.
The trouble, it appears, began at Uie
Siousc of Uie Tltomas family, a few doors
from the alley, and up read in all direcUons.
IThe cause, as told by a neighbor, was as
S.'me time ago "Granny" Brown, the
jgramlmolhcr or Mary Tltomas, the oc
cupant of the Jefferson street house, died
loud, it is alleged, in a will left to a Mrs.
"White, the Tltomas woman's sister-ln-OLaw,
an old, wheezy organ.
Mrs. Tltomas, however, toot possession
or the instrument and refused to turn it
over to Aire 'White. Last evening Mrs.
!Th'nia6 aiMl her family -went on an out
ing down the river and when Utcy re
xurned, it is claimed, Utey found airs. "White
and the members of her family carrying
the organ from the house.
The Thomases and "Whites went for one
another aud a lively fight resulted, In
which fcewral neighbors tool: a hand.
Fists and finger nails were used all
around. Ko arrests were made.
Cttttltur Affray in "Boston."
HatUe Williams, colored, residing In
Uoslon," Georgetown, "was severely cut
with a knife about the body last evening
-by Hayes Anderson, also colored. The
woman had Iter injuries dressed at Uie
Emergency Hospital, and Anderson -was
locked up iu No. 7 police Etu'Uon, charged
With assault aud battery,
. i mm ms m i mm, vk
CLEYELMKS, KIND HEART
His Sympathy for People Who Have
Trouble About Tiiefr Children.
Tlio Old Lanipllsliter at llio Wlilto
House Has Climbed His Little
.Ladder for Thirty Years.
The President has a very tender spot in
his heart for any one who may be in iron Wo
on account of his children, and when a case
of this kind is brought to his personal notice
he never fails to act in the promptest, most
tattefactory maimer. His devotion to his
own littlo ones isso tender and sincere that
ills Jieart goes out at once to Uie man or
woman who may have suffered loss or had
berious troubles iu their homes because of ilia
deatti or illness of their child.
Those who know the President well are
perfectlyawareofthisphascof his character,
although never, even to his most intimate
friouds, does he make a parade or his love
for his children.
Quite recenUy this was exemplified in the
most forcible mauner.and thecircumstances
of the cane were such that it seems inex
plicable that up to this time uol a breath
of it has beett wafted abroad through
the press of the country which usually
keeps well abreast of the daily life- aud
acts of the chief executive.
Among the army conUngent living in
Washington is Uie family of a retired
officer who recently had Uie misfortune of
losing his youngest child. This child lie
wished to have burled at Arlington beside
his little boy who a few years ago was run
ovor and killed by a passing wagon. Ap
plicaUou to this effect was made to the
proper authorillesat the War Department.
To the officer's great surprise and sorrow
the one to whom the application for per
mission to bury the liaby at Arlington had
been made, gave a peremptory refusal,
giviugas the reason that he had nohilcmiou
of allowing Arlington to be filled up with
.Most men would have considered this
decision as final, but not so the retired of
ficer. His plan of action was quite as de
cisive and quite as quick as that of the
WarDepartmcntaulhority. Without a word
of expostulation he turned au d left the room,
but he did not go home to brood over the
1 refusal to be allowed the privilege of
placing side by side his two little loved ones
in their last long sleep at Arlingtou. He
went at oneeiimtead to the White House.
Sending In his card to the President
with the request for a brief audience upon
a matter of importance, the officer was
admitted to the President's private office,
and once there btated the case as briefly
The President sat a most interested
listener, his heart going out to the bereaved
officer, who told of the loss of his baby
in Mich quiet but graphic way. When he
had finished, the President stretched out
his hand, took up a pad of official paper
and hurriedly wrote a note that read tifter
"Dear Sir It is my wish as well as my
command that Gen. be allowed to
bury his child at Arlington.
"There," he said, as he passed it over
the desk to the waiting officer. "I think
you will have no further trouble in the
Mrs. Cleveland's taste prevails in the
matter of having at least one of the rooms
papered iu the White House. This is the
large guest chamber on the north front,
separated only from lhcXrcsident's apart
ment by the inclosed portion of the inner
hallway thai for'years has been utilized
and fitted up as a bedroom for nurses or
maids, as may have been preferred.
, Tiie general tone of the large bed-chamber
is in yellow, as with the bamboo dressing
table and bureau, the old-fashioned heavy
bedsteads have been replaced by twin
brass bedsteads. It is now a most attract
ive looking room, especially since the walls
have been papered according to Mrs.
At first even the paperhangcrs feared
that a failure would result from Uie daring
experiment, but these fears were happily
groundless. Not only the walls, but the
.ceiling as well, are covered with a paper
richly flowered over with magnificent
specimens of La France and tea roses. It
is a general Dolly Varden effect, that Is
altogether pleasing. The first impression
on entering the room is that of going into
a veritable bower of roses. There is no
frieze, simply a slight molding fcufficient
to hang pictures on, if desired. This mold
ing Is colored a deep pink.
Beyond that the roses arc everywhere,
and the effect of having the ceiling cov
ered with the same large flowered design
that is upon the walls is wonderfully at
tractive. Perhaps in a low cellinged room it
might not do, but in one with lofty ceiling,
like those In the White House, it was cer
tainly a happy Inspiration on the part of
Mrs. Cleveland, who, in the face of open
expostulation on the part of the decorators,
held toher purpose aud had the room papered
according to her individual fancy.
Many primitive customs yet linger about
the White House that will in course of time
give way beforethe marchof improvements.
Not the least ancient of these is the
lighting and putting out the big gas lamps
over the two gateways on "the Avenue.
When those lamps over the gateways are j
to be lighted a man has to place a ladder
against the inner side of the great square
pillars which the lamps then surmount and
scramble up the ladder as best he may.
The lamps burn all night. Then at dawn
the man has again to go through this identi
cal performance in order to turn out the
The tall lamps in front of the White
House portico, tlmre old fashioned capa
cious lamps that Jut out from Uie big, white
pillars, are lighted and put out iu tho
same manner. Tho man in charge has to
climb up a ladder to light them and again
at dawn he once more mounts tbat tamo
trusty ladder to put them out. For thirty
years the man in charge was never changed.
Last year he fc-uddenly died at quite an
advanced age, and his place was at once
filled. The old man "wio had charge of
the White House lamps for all those
loug thirty years and more, was proud to 1
boast that never once in all that time did
he fall his duty in this respect
He -was a queer old fellow and toward Uie
latter part of his reign would often coma
around with his rickety-looking old ladder
as 3 o'clock on -winter afternoons. Hut ho
had lieen in charge so long nnd proved eo
faithful during that time that no remon
strance was ever made on this rcore of
lighting the lamps in broad daylight.
and have the lamps, all lighted as early
Surgoon General and Mrs. Sternlierg re
turned a few days since from Wood Holl,
where they have been for a month past.
Mrs. John M. Wilson, after a visit to
Lieutenant and Mrs. Brookes at Fort
Adams, is now visiting her sister, Mrs.
Wudsworth, at Eastport, Maine. Lutershc
will go to Martha's Vineyard for a visit
to Colonel nnd Mrs. Carey, who have a
summer house at that place.
Mrs. Wllsonsiucehtjr departure from Wash
ington has been suffering with a badly
twisted ankle. The accident occurred iu
stepping off the boat- a Fort Adams and
duritig her entire stay at that place 6he
was obliged to lie on a couch, but is now
almost entirely recovered.
General and Mrs. Casey have gone to
Rhode Island to spend the summer In the
old homestead, which has been iu the pos
session of tho family for generations.
Mrs. Duncan, widow of the late Gen.
Duncan, is spending the summer with her
son, Capt. Duncan, at Flattsburg Barracks.
Mrs. Duncan's daughter and granddaughter,
Mrs. and little Miss Baxter, are with her.
Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, who formerly
mado their home in Washington, are now
traveling in Europe. While in Belgium re
cently they were entertained at a fete by the
King and Queen and on that occasion Mrs.
Taylor was made much of on account of bur
Miss Harriet Dyer is spending the summer
at Elberon, New Jersey. "
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Mercer aro at Deer
Park where they have a cottage for tho
Mr. aud Mrs. J)e Covarrublas arc at pres
eutin Uie Adirondacks.
Mrs. Gordon McKay is spending the sum
mer iu Europe.
Mr. Woodbury Blair will go abroad dur
ing Uie present month.
Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Blair arospend
Ing Uie present month at the Isle of Shoals.
Before returning to Washington they will
go to Boston for a visit to Mrs. Blair's
brother, Mr. Draper.
First Assistant Postmaster General Jones
has been making frequent visits to the
Hot Springs of Virginia during tho summer,
goiug up on Saturdays aud remaining there
until Monday mornings. These visits have
revived tho rumor current in Washington
duriug the season that the first assistant
postmaster general, who is a wealthy bache
lor, is likely to marry Mrs. Sartoris. This
minor is very general ut Uie Hot Springs,
where Mrs. Sartoris has a pretty cotage.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wyllc aro at pres
ent .spending several weeks in Paris. They
will return to this country in the autumn.
Judge Walter Cox is spending the sum
mer at the Hot Springs of Virginia. Judge
with him for Uie season. Mr. Legare will
spend the present month at the Hot Springs.
Mr. Freeland Peter, son of Dr. Armsted
Peter, has decided to study for the minis
try, and has gone to tiie Theological Semi
nary at Suwauee, Tenu.
The marriage of Miss Stella Marguerite
Cnrbury to Mr. James E.Karnes will take
place at St Aloysius Church on the 17th
Inst. After the wedding trip Mr. Karnes
and his bride will make their home at No.
440 New Jersey avenue.
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Sunderland are now
at Coney Island, at the Oriental Hotel.
Tbe .Misses Wilkes are spending Ute sum
mer at Gloucester, Mass.
The marriage of Mr. Wirt De VivierTas-.
sin, of this city, to Miss Mary Scott Moran,
daughter of the artist, Mr. Thomas Moran,
will take place at St Luke's M. E. Church,
Easthampton, L. I., on the afternoon of
Miss Bertha Dc Gimp, of Philadelphia,
is In the city for a visit to her uncle and
aunt, Col. and Mrs. John Hancock, ut Uielr
home near Washington circle.
Mrs. G. Wythe Cook is spending the sum
mer at Cape May.
Dr. S. J. Radcliffe is spending the summer
with his family at Harrisonburg, Va.
Mr. Harold Saxton is spending thesummcr
at Valley View, Loudon county, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thompson left the
city yesterday morning for a trip through
the canoas of Colorado and Wyoming.
Miss Mary Thompson accompanied them.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Lockwood have gone
West upon an extended trip. On their way
to California they will make the trip
Uirough the Yellowstone Park.
Miss Lucy Balrd has gone to spend the
remainder of the season at Bar Harbor,
after having spent the early summer at
Mrs. William II. De Shields, accompanied
by her family, is spending Uie summer at
tho Fauquier White Sulphur Springs.
Mr. James H. Hoge is now at Hamilton,
Mr. W. C. Maupin is at Round Hill, Ya.
Messrs. John Urc and Charles F. Perkins,
sons of Hon. John A. Perkins, of No.
630, Acker street northeast, left the city
yesterday for a thirty days' outing. They
"will be guests of the Hotel Hygela, At
lantic City, for ten days, after which
they will extend Uieir trip to the principal
Eastern cities and -watering places.
Ms. S. E. Gough, accompanied by her
son, M. Lo Roy, are .-sojourning at the
Manhattan! Atlantic City. Eugone T.
Gough, with five of hi -associates -of the
Business High School i. org camping out
at Colonial Beach. - " -
-p, , . ;
Mr. S. S. Dalsh is spending a week at
Lavalqttp, N J.
Herbert 'Pattie, who ivlllJappcar here in
Octobor with-Crestou Clarke's company, at
tho Lafayette Square heater, left this
morning for' Buzzard's Bay.
A merry party Iert(Jhcr city Thursday
night to attend a lawiyiary given by Mr.
and Mr3..A, .1). .BagliyaJ. Uieir. pountry.
seat at Charlton Hciglit-s, Md. The prizes
for croquet contest were won by Miss
Ella Frazier and Miss Nera Moling,,
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John
Shedd, Mr, and Mrs. William A. Torrey,
Mr. and Mrs. William II. Frazior, Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. "Cay wood, Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Frazier, Messrs. Alexander, Elite,
Frank, Judge Bowman, F. Cannigan, Mas
ters Chester, Cay wood, and Elmer Frazier.
Mi3s Anita V. Hayes, of Capitol Hill,
Is spending two "weeks with friends in
Hurrisburg, Pa. . . ... . .,
-Miss Loretto Lowensteln, of No. 2145
I street, will leave to-day to visit rela
tions in Baltimore, and from there wiil
go to Cresson Springs, and return in time
to resume her studies at the opening of the
Corcoran Art School.
The Misses Henrietta and Clara Worch
are spending their vacation in Philadelphia
as the guests of. Mies B. Belle Kemp, with
whom they returned after upending a
seven-wajks' stay here.
Miss Mamie Hadger, pt Washington, is
at the Hotel Wellington, Atlantic City, for
Mrs. Alexander S. Whiteside left the city
last Monday evening to v.isit lie? daughter,
tho wife of Rev. Cyrus ), Harp, Rehobolh,
Mass., stopping off en route to visit her
old frleuds, Major John Bryson and family,
at their "beautiful summer home in East
port, N. Y., and will return to her residence,
No. 1321 Vermont avenue, about Sep
Mr. Fred A. Bickford,-qf Brooklyn, N. T.,
nnd Miss Bertha Corinne Glaseolt, eldest
daughter of Mr. V.'. II. Glaseolt, of Uie
Treasury Department, were married on
the 6th instant at Locust Grove,- near
Lluden, Md' the home or the bride, by
the Rev. Dr. Johns, of Rockvillo Parish.
The company, although numerous, was
composed almost entirely of relatives
of the bride and groom. Immediately after
the wedding breakfast, which followed the
beautiful and impressive marriage service
of the Episcopal church, the carriage which
bore away the happy couple departed for
the city, followed by volleys of rice, old
slippers, good wishes, etc. Mr. and Mrs.
Biekford, upon returning rrom a wedding
tour through the North,' will reside iu
IX TIIE CAUSE OF TEIU'EUAXCE.
Annual Convention of Sbnn of Jonadnb
The nineteenth annual convention of the
Sovereign council, Sons ot'Jonndab, -which
will convene at HariW Ferry Septem
ber 2 to C, will be the most important
held since the founding' of the order.
The convention will be composed of oyer
two hundred delegates1, representing" Vir
ginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, Maryland and , the District of Co
lumbia. The delegation from this city num
b?rs over forty members.-aiid consists of the
past sovereign patriarchs past sovereign
chiefs, past grand chiefs and the represen
tatives of the eight loral, councils. Hon.
Samuel C. Mills, of thfscity, by virtue of
bJing the founder' of the order, is a life
member of the Sovereign council.
Among the important "questions which
will be considered during the convention
are the revision of tho laws of the order,
changes in the ritual, the admission of
women to memborship, and also the admit
ting of coloredpeople into theorder.
The discussion of these questions will
bs participated hi by some of the most
prominent total abstainers in the country,
but it Is not thought that there will be
any serious opposition to the adoption of
aii.vonc of them.
Mrs. A. II. Ki linear left Saturday for a
visit to Baltimore.
Misses Annie nnd Grace Speak and Miss
Katharine Upton, of Le Droit Park, Wash
ington, have been visiting Misses Josie
and Blanche Ridgeley.
Mr. B. II. Warner joined Mrs. Warner
at Capon Springs, Vh., on Friday.
Mr. Fred Devol, of Pnrkersburg, Va., is
visiting his aunt, Mrs. II. L. Amiss.
The ladles' Aid and Home Missionary
Societies of St. Paul's M. E. Church,
will hold their regular, -monthly meeting
at the home of Mrs. W,il. Wilson, of Cap
itol View Park
Miss X.uraner Mannakee, will leave on
Tuesday to spend two weeks with the
Missess Jones , of Olncy, Mil.
Arrangements arc being made for the
laying of the corner-stone of our new town
hall with Masonic ceremoriis.
This week's issue of the Montgomery
Press, a Republican county paper pub
lished here, announces the resignation of
Mr. Frederick Benjamin from the editorship
of the paper.
The pulpit of the Warner Memorial Pres
byterian Church will be occupied this
morning by Mr. Frank Middleton, of Charl
ton Heights. The V. 1 S. C. E. will bo
led by Mr. Thomas Martin.
Miss Annie Gayly will leave on Tuesday
for a visit to Philadelphia , where she
will spend two weeks.
De Forest Smith , while carrying his
papers along St. Paul street, was at
tacked and severely bitten by a vicious dog
owned by Bailiff E. J.KeJley. The ani
mal has given a great.leal of annoyance
to passers-by. ...
Mrs. Charles Corrick and children, of
Rockville, are the guefiteaof-Mrs-. F. M.
Fawcclt. j .,.-.
: . o f
Professes Religion and Steals..
An old colored -woman has been visiting'
households in the city applying for wash
ing, and after getting !Uie'clothes she dis
appears. She is about fifty years old.
tall and slender, dark brown skin, wears
a dark blue calico dress- with flowers,
large gingham apron , and ap old siraw hat.
She has worked several families in Uie
city, and is a good talker, and pro.resses.
religion. The detective office has been
notified to look out for her. She gives
the -various names of Fannie, Mariaand
Dr. Gnrristvn Assisting ut St. Taul's.
The Revbr. Garrigan, vice rector of the
Catholic University, is assisting Father
Gross at St. Paul's Church during the ab
sence of Father Mackin. Father Foley,
who lias been on vacation for the past
few weeks, is expected to return home
the early part of tiie week. It is expected
he will stop a few days with the Sanctuary
boys, who are on an outing at Piney Point,
before returning home.
Seeking ilary Deluney's Release.
The friends of Mary Delaney, the young
woman who attempted to burn yoveral
Catholic churches in this city, have noti
fied' Dr. Godding, superintendent of. St.
Elizabeth Insane Asylum, that they will
take charge of her., it is. said she can
now be safely released from custody.
They Vary According to Time,
Place and Circumstances.
GENEEALLY WORK IN PAIES
Innocent Persons Sometimes Hranded
uh Thieves Merchants Very Care
ful, However, and "Would Rather
JL.OHO Goods Than Malto a. Mistake.
Wnshhijitoii Comparatively Free.
Amid the noise and confusion necessarily
attendant upon the maintenance of a great
department htore it may sem to the ordi
nary individual an easy task for one to
take up an article aud walk out with it.
The fallacy of this supposition Is demon
strated by experience.
It requires skill and cunning to play
the shop-lifter, and at the present day the
tyro is almost certain to be caught ut the
rirst attempt. The proprietors and man
agers of stores have hedged themselves
around with private detecUves, watchmen
and spotters , and when these are absent the
floor-walkers and clerks are instructed
to keep a sharp watch.
The men employed for this purpose are
very careful in their work. They very hel
iioiu arrest a person unless caught in the
act of stealing, or with the goods upon
them. Even when found with the articles
It'is not always safe to be too hasty and
to prefer charges, for a claim of having
absent-mindedly taken up Uie things may
be'aUstalued in the courts.
RATHER LOSE THE GOODS.
Such an occurrence and Uie publicity nat
urally given to tlieaffairaremuch more det
rimental to the store than tho actual loss
of the goods. The proprietors have learned
this from experience, and instruct their
men to be very careful .
A detective employed in one of the Wash
ington stores reiwrted to the firm tliut he
suspected a certain .shopper, who had just
goue out of the place, but that Uicre were
grounds for doubt, and under these circum
siuuces he thought it was preferable to
run the risk of her haviug taken S50 than
to make a mistake. The proprietors en
dorsed this view, and Ud, furthermore,
that they would rather lose $500 worth of
merchandise than have itsaid that they hat'
accused an innocent persoa.
Men employed in this kind of work are
prone to become bold nnd too eager. In
course of time they tweome more and more
like the patrolman on his bL'at. He forgets
the delieacy with which he must act, and
sometimes makes bad mistakes. These
hurt the standing of the firm, and because
of the frequent recurrence of such afrairs
some establishments and among them are
the largestMiave done away with the pri
vate watchman system.
FLOOR WALKER ON THE WATCH.
The floor-walker is the man on whom
the burden of responsibility rests aud he
concerns himself about tho matter far
more diligently than when the other sys
tem is in force, for then he is not held ac
countable. Each clerk constitutes himself
a spotter and In some cases this system had
A Washington detectivo whojias seen
many years of tcrvice in this line of work,
tells of a thing which frequently takes place,
and now and then ccmes to public notice
through the newspapers. Some shoppers
purchase quickly, others have to bethowna
considerable quantity of merchandise be
fore they decide to buy. Sometimes one of
the latter, after having looked over a great
aniountaudvarietyof goods, suddenlycomea
to the conclusion that she can do better else
where and therefore leaves.
The girl behind the counter may be tired
and worn out, and In this ttate is carily
fretted by tho hauling down and unrolling
of the big balls. Iu this frame of mind
the declaration of the shopper that she
wants nothing to-day will probably bring
from the girl's lips:
"Oil, I knew she didn't want to buy.
She is a shoplifter."
Tills remark, or words to the sameeffect,
spread through the store, and, hi fact,
other establishments, until the lady is
spotted in all of the stores of a city.
The most insignificant act on the part'
of the innocent woman may result in
her arrest. Numerous instances or this
occur, and some or them have proved dis
astrous to the firms.
A CASE IN POINT.
Not so many weeks ago a woman was
apprehended iu a large Washington store
on the charge of shortlifting, aud despite
her protestations of innocence she was
taken to the station-house. There the
investigation showed, that the prisoner
hnd been pointed out to the detective by
the floor walker and to the latter by a
clerk who had been warned by this par
ticular woman when working at another
The woman was absolutely respectable,
belonged to a good family, and the matter
was compromised only at an enormously
Of course- them are just as many others
who arc shoplifters and are never de
tected. Firms lose thousands of dollars'
worth of goods every year and are unable
to account for their losses. Washington
does not afford an extensive field for
thq successful operation of tho shoplifter's
profession, aud hence the experts in the
business are not frequently found here.
The capital is, however, included in the
shoplifter's circuit. It may not be generally
known that parties of this class annually
make the rounds of the great cities or the
country plying their trade. In this circuit
are Included New l'ork, Philadelphia, Bal
timore and Washington, and then perhaps
a little foraging and piirering trip through
the South nnd West. The goods obtained
are sent up North and there disposed of
to a "fence" or auctioned at a sacrifice.
GOODS SOLD SECOND TIME.
It has been known' to be the case that the
firm from whom the merchandise was
stolen received the same things the second
time. . -. .
Detectivo McDevitt recalls a case where
three members of one of- these bands came
to grief in Washington. Two Js.dios, hand
somely dressed and accompanied by a gen
tleman, entered a dry goods store soon
after opening, wheri there was but one
clerk in the store. Tiiey were experts at
their trade, and purposely asked to see
some heavy blankets whirt, of course,
during the summer season were kept on
the upper floors. The clerk, accompanied
by the ladies, went up stairs, while the
ladies' escort lingered near the door. After
some time had been spent in unpacking nnd
'inspecting the blankets the two customers
stated that they would look around a little
more and if they did not find a better bar
gain would return.
On going down to the first floor it was
found that the gentleman had left and after
the departure of the ladies It was discovered
that about $1,000 worth of the ficcstsilks
had gone -with him. The entire party was
arrested fifteen minutes later seated in a
car which was just moving out from the
Sixth street depot. Then not only had the
silks, but among their' baggage was about
520,000 worth of silks and laces which
they had lined while off on their trip.
STEAX.ING TO -KEEP UE .aTYLE.
The shop-lifting in Washington is done
principally by persons in reduced circum
stances who have known better "days and
All our Fine Percafe 'Laun
dered Shirts, with attached col
lars and cuffs worth 75c perectly
H suitable for Fall wear in
K3 rirt; nnrl ci-innc tiirrti -iiio1itt
--' ..-.M. Wk&ALfWO iligii UUU11I.1
All our Regular Sl.OO and $1.25
PERCALE LAUNDERED SHIRTS
variety of elegant patterns attached col
lars and cuffs 3 styles of cuffs all sizes,
314, 31 8c 318 SevoritH St., W.W.
are driven to stealing through desperation.
In the mad craving and desire to keep up
appearauces and to keep from the ivorld
the knowledge of Uieir Impecunious con
dition they commence to pilfer bits of
fiucry and articles of wearing apparel from
the stores. Emboldened by. the success of
their first efforts they repeat the trick
from time to time and in course of timo
It becomes almost a passion.
Tho tricks aud sharp practices by shop
lifters are innumerable. Those who ply
this trade usually resort to that means
which sterns most feasible at the moment.
There la no system. As a rule they go in
pairs. One engages the clerk hi conversa
tion while her confederate watches an op
portunity to lift some .article,. Both of
them are usually dressed so as to be able
to do the stealing. Some are partial to
umbrellas aud they delight to slip things
into the slightly opened parachute. Quite
a collection can bd made in one round of the
store and if doxterotisly done no. one will
Iw tho wiser. There are those who have
tlwlr skirts as replete, with pockets as a
eloight-of-haud man's coat.
These pockets and receptacles are as a
nils on t tie inner skirt and they are reached
through an ordinarily invisible slit In the
HAT RACKS IN THEIR DRESSES.
Women have boen found with a complete
hat rack arrangement under their dresses
and to thfse small articles and .pieces of lace
and silk may be attached. A trick quite
frequently practiced consists in placing the
handkerchief carelessly on the counter, and
in raising the piece of linen a piece of
jewelry usually accompaniesit. Cases have
been known in which shoplifters have de
liberately taken up an umbrella or parasol
and attempted to walk out with it.
If stopped they make profuse apologies,
and persist that the whole affair was done
in a fit of absent-mindedness. Cus
tomers are someUmes closely watched, and
when they lay their purees on the counter
the opportunity of taking the wallet is not
neglected. When there is any great ex
citement in the neighborhood whole shoals
of shop-lifters slip into the stores and take
just what they want.
One of a pair of thieves has designedly
fainted ina store, and theexcitement there by
created affords an opportunity of the con
federate shop-lifter getting in her work.
Jewelry and laces and silks are the things
for which shop-lifters usually Btrive. The
merchants of Washington do not suffer to a
great degree frotu shop -lifting except
during the holiday season.
Amid the excitement, hurry aud rush in
cident to the great Christmas and New Year
sales, however, thou.inda of dollars wrth
of goods are made to disappear through the
tricks of the shop-lifter.
ATLANTA'S BIG SnOTT.
Special A -rent DodKO Thinks It TTill
Mr. Charles Richards Dodge, special
agent at the Department of Agriculture, '
has left for Atlanta, Ga., where he will
superintend the arrangement of the agri-:
cultural exhibit in the government build-.
Ing for the exposition to be held there
next month. I
To a Times reporter he said that the
exhibit gotten up by his department would ,
far excel that made at any similar exhl- t
"I have represented the government at
five great international expositions," said
he, "at London. Paris, Berlin, New Orleans,
andChicago, and I havenever known greater
care to be expended in any or them in get
ting up an exhibit that has characterized
the preparations which have been made for
the Atlanta show. My own particular de
partment, that of fibers, boUi native as
well as those imported for commercial
use, will be a wonderful collection. In
some respects I think the Atlanta show
is going far ahead of the Chicago fair, and
my only fear is that Uie city will not be
able to accommodate the crowds that
will surely flock there."
TO THE COTTON EXPOSITION.
Seaboard Air Line Offers Heduced
Hates to Atlanta.
The Seaboard Air Line is offering spe
cial reduced rates to the Cotton States and
International Exposition to be held at
Atlanta, Ga., September 18 to December
The road has made all arrangements
for the accommodation and comfortable
transportation to and from Atlanta of
all its patrons. Special inducements are
offered Military companies, brass bands
and all other organizations by the man
agement ou this route. The service by
this line is as good as the best; it is
double daily, and the patrous are given
a choice of routes.
For all other information call at the
ticket office or on District Passenger
Agent W. B. Clements, 601 Pennsylva
WRIGHT'S SHOES NOT FILL.ED.
President Cleveland Still Delays Ap
pointing a New Resistor.
When Mr. Cleveland asked for the resig
nation of Col. Wright, the present Register
of Wills, over two weeks ago every one
expected to see a new register appointed
by the 1st of this month. If the new man
has been selected, however, no one is
aware of the fact this side of Gray Gables.
Mr. Robert L. O'Brien is in charge of
affairs at the White House during Major
Pruden's absence on vacatiou. He said
last night: .
"Not a word concerning the next Regis
ter of Wills has been received at the White
House from Mr. Cleveland since he called
for Col. Wright's resignation. It is more
than likely that he Is waiting to send out
the name with the next miscellaneous batch
of appointments he forwards. We have
bad no intimation of wiio the man will be."
I.nbore"Ovorconie by Heat.
Maurice Dillon, a District laborer, Bixty
years of age, living ou Prospect street
northeast, was overcome by the heat
while working ou F street near Ninth
last evening. He was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital, where he revived suffi
ciently to be sent to his home. !
The last services will be held in Fifteenth
Street M. B. Church, corner'-R street,
Sunday, August 18, preparatory to the
erection of the now church building.
Further noUce will be given.
and ad is considerably to tho
charm of intercourse irita our fellow-men.
We always endeavor to ne coox
teons to our customers and make
their visits to our stores a pleasast
part of the day's shopping.
Emrich Beef Co.
Main ilarket 1306-13 l2S2d Street X. W.
Tulpphone 347. Branch Markets 1713
14th st. ntn 3S lhh at. aw; 8th and il
sts ntr: 30.77 31 at. ntr; '.'1st and K sta. nw;
215 Ind. Ave. nw; 5th and I sta. nw; 4th
audi sta. nw; 20th at. and Fa-Ave. nw;
13th at and N. Y. Ave. nw.
ROSEWAG On Saturday, August 10,
1805, at 5 p. m., Bernardine. youngest
daughter of Charles F. and Elizabeth.
Rosewag, aged five months.
Funeral from parents residence. No.
107 Olivet avenue. Ivy City, on Monday,
August 12, at 10 a. m.
SEEDERS On Saturday, August 10
1895, at 3:50 p. ni., after a severe illness.
William K. Seeders, the beloved husband
of Mrs. CaUierine 8eedera.
Funeral from the residence ofhis nephew.
Mr. John Bligh, No. 814 Seventh street;
southwest, Tuesday, August 13, at 9
WEBSTER At 10:35 p. m., Dudley
Webster, in tho eighty-eighth, year of his
Funeral Monday, at 3 p. m., from his
late residence, 245S Seventh street north
west. TOO LATE FOlt CLASSIFICATION.
FOR BENT-Light housekeeping;largo
room ;fur. complete, with small ante
room to cook Id; cooking utensils, dishes
refrigerator, gas, baUi, sewing machine;
S12 per month. 810 6th st- sw. It
LOST $11.00 between Navy Yard
and 7th and To. ave. se. , all money
possessed by poor widow; Teward if re
turned to 509 Ya. ave. se. It
FOR RENT Uufur. connecUng rooms
at 511 2d st.- nw. It
ATTENTION Bricklayers There win .
be a special meeting August 12, 1S93,
at 8 o'clock p. w.,at hall, 7th and L sts.
nw., to make arrangements for Labor Day
parade. By order WM. A. MAGIITJN,
FOR SALE-Cheap, grocery store;
good reason for selling. Call 623 6th
st. s-w. aull-3t-suit,mon,&mon eve
FORRENT Threeunfur roonr.;-r2Io
second floor; heat, gas, and bath; S9
Ii2 Pf nngylTRBla. arenuo norttwast.
flrat clxs serrica. Peon liii. lyt-Sma
A GOOD DENTIST
Kno-xs beforehand ex
actly what the result of
an operation wilt bo
ne does nothing in the
If your teeth trouble
too, Ret our advice.
We do not charge for
consultation. We can
tell you vrhat is the
matter and Ja3t -what
should be done. Our
operations are abso
lutely painless and our
f st. . w:
Then Cut it Out!
Another feast for housekeep
ers! Until closing time next
Saturday night we offer
And every Art Square
and on Credit.
tiAll Carpet made and
laid absolutely free of cost
no charge for waste in match
ing figures. All Matting cut
and tacked-down free of cost.
t!.500 yards all-wool Ingrain Carpet T-.
wtrth 70a Now 40G
1,S1 yards heavy Union Ingrain Car- Q T j n
pet, worth 4lkx Now.... J, j 2 C
3,500 yards best quality douDle extra
Hrnssen uarpe., worth Si. 13. Sow ..
2.500 yards good quality Brussels Car-
.390 yards good quality Brussels Car- l in
net, worth 73a Xovr t. Z g
3.000 yarda splendid Brussels Carpets Ofln
worthSl. Now Olio
4C0 yards or heavy Ingrain Carpet, 0 0 l n
worth 3oc. Now LL2 0
Pay when you please
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