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Part 2 THE WASHINGTON TIMESp
ages 9 to 20
-WASHEtfGKTO, D. C, SUNDAY MORNJZSra, ATTG-UST II, 1895.
Of Our Great
Onfy six more days this season during- which we
shall offer every pair of our
Low or Hih Cub
Black. Tan or White
Shoes and Slippers
AT A REDUCED PRICE
This has been one of our most successful
"Clearing-out Sales." People evidently are
realizing- that on account of the well-known
advance they will have to pay much more for
shoes this fall, and in consequence many are
laying- in their fall supplies during- this sale.
Don't Miss the Chance to Buy.
Following SI values:
Ladies' Black, or Tan durable Ties and
Ml6sos Kid Sandals, with bows.
Child's Tan, Black or White Sandals
Following S1-5C values:
Boys' and Youths' Tan Goat low Cut
illssos' and Children's Splendid Tan
Lace or Button.
Ladies' White Canvas, Black or Tan
Ladles' White or Black Kid and Pat
ent Leather Sandals.
1914 and 1916 Fenna. Ave
jSTTOAHEVlOO,tt. Z .
A "Rdi 2 Opportu. j to secure a Fine Buildhi J Lot, 25x140 Feet, in
the District for $125 on Easy Pa3rments.
EAST DEANEWOOD is a fine leTcl subdivision about three miles from the Capitol
Building, the plat of which is recorded in the District Surveyor's Office, County Book 9, page 101.
The sTeete are 90 feet wide and oouform to the city plans. COO shado trees have been planted,
Vlth boxes around sama All lots have 19 feet of narking and run back to :W-foot alley. Lots
arc 25 feet front by 140 deep ana all on GRADE. I), E, F and G streots northeast extended run
thrc jgh Last Deauewood. The Engineering Department has testod all tho streots and found
Only a few more Lots will be sold at the above price. As sixty thousand readers
of The Times will see this offer, you had better be quick if you want to secure A GOOD
LOT at the $125 price.
Commutation faro 5 centi to Pennsylvania Depot, Sixth street
Ku INTEHKbT CHARGED ON DEKEHRED PAYMES. NO NOTES. NO DEED OF TBUST.
IN CASE OF DEATH-I
Should any purchaser of a lot on the INSTALLMENT PLAN DIE before all installments aro
paid, lot will be deeded to his or her heirs or assigns in fee simple, and amount paid up to time
or death will be accepted as full payment of the price.
Installments will be accepted weekly or monthly. A llboral discount for cash.
Translocation f urniehed on application. For particulars call on or address
E. M. PINE, 1-320 F Street N. W.f
Washington, D. C.
eetto accommodate those who cannot call during the day office will be
open Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 till 9 o'clock.
iobmt wohg fish
Vegetable Growth Which Is Both
ering the Culturists.
MANY STEEAMS DEPLETED
It Is a Fungus Which Is Deadly to
Spa wnandilinnowH- "Wonderful In
cretseof Black Bass lii thePotomoo.
Brought from the Ohio River in a
A dispatch was recently cent out from
Caledonia, X. T., to the press throughout
the country statins that the mortality
among the fish and spawn at tho State
hatchery there had been very great and
most disastrous to that institution. This
remarkable mortality was attributed to
low -water and from the letting of -water
from a mlllpond into the hatchery creek.
Thinking perhaps the same slate of af
fairs might exist to a more or less degree
at the various United States hatcheries,
a Times reporter called to see Mr. W. DeO.
Bavenel, Assistant United States Fish
Commissioner, to ascertain the status of
flh propagation under the government's
supervision. The commissioner Baid that
the department has received advices similar
to the one sent out from New Tork from
different sections of the country, going
to show that the mortality among tho
finny tribe was not confined to any one
Reports received from the Missouri Hlver
and various lakes throughout tho United
States indicate that the fish were dying there
in large numbers. It seems that this un
fortunate condition of affairs is directly
attributable to the presence of a fungus
or vegetable formation, which in the
eummer season particularly manifests lt
telt In streams, and its presence is followed
with mora or less fatal results to the fish
This parasitio disease is greatly dreaded
by those "who are engaged in the culture
tnd propagation of fish, and many precau
tions have to be taken "to prevent its ap
pearanoe. HAYOO AT THE FAIR.
Its presence "was felt very greatly at
the "World's Fair in the aquariums in the
Fisheries Building, and although every
precaution was taken by those in charge of
the exhibit to prevent the manifestation
of this vegetable poison, thou Bands of
valuable fjsu died. Experiments have
led to various remedies for the extermina
tion of the disease, but they have been
for tbe most part unsuccessful, tending
culy to lessen but not to entirely abate it.
Black bass seem to be mostly affected by
yds fungus growth, and as the Potomac
JUver is regarded as one of the best bass
grt&Jtu in the country, h reporter made
(Sent by Mail
To any P. O.
I In the U. S.
Following S2 Values:
Ladlos' pliable Turn Sole Black or
Tan Low Shoes. -
Hisses' bast Tan Boots.
Men's and Boys' Russet Burablo Laced
Following S3 Values:
Men's hand welt Tan Russia Calf
Ladios' Tan "Flowor City" Kid and
Black Vici Kid Stylish Button or Lace
Ladles' Qnest-mado Imported Patent
Leather or Black and Tun Kid 2obby
932 7th St
233 Penna. Avenue S. E.
Inquiry regarding their preservation in
"I know of no reason," said he, "to
cause me to believe that there has been any
special falling off In the number of bass in
the Potomac this year, either from dis
ease or other natural causes, and I think
that this fish which is regarded as tho
greatest multiplier of the piscatorial tribe
is thriving there."
"In this connection it may be interesting
to know that the Fi6h Commission raised
over forty thousand bass from fifteen and
shipped them to various parts of tho coun
try, indeed, black bass -were first intro
duced into tho Potomac about thirty
years ago, "when several gentlemen at
private expense brought about thirty-five
here from tho Ohio River, in the tender of
an engine, and deposited them in the Po
tomac. Tbe -wonderful multiplication and
dissemination of theso fleh throughout tho
entire Potomac basin has attracted the at
tention of fibh commissions throughout tho
world. There has been no attempt made
by the government to supply the Potomac
-with other bass since their liret intro
duction, and their attention has been
given to supplying depleted streams in
other portions of the country, showing
that the mortality among the bass in tho
Potomac must be very slight.
FRIENDS OF THE BASS.
"Paradoxical as it may teem tho fishing
clubs -which have been organized through
out the country are tho greatest friends
the "fish culturist have, as they prccerve the
fish as far as they can in the rivers and
streams by the adoption of rufes and regu
lations governing fishing. Washington has
a great many of theso clubs, and they have
done much toward preserving the various
varieties of fish -which inhabit tho Potomac
and other nearby streams, and it -will
perhaps interest anglers in this section to
know that the mortnlity among the fish
hereabouts is not near as great a8 in other
sections of the country."
Sunday nt Marshall Hall.
Marshall Hall will be an attractive
place to-day both for tho young and old.
Many people -will undoubtedly seek a cool
place to-day to escape the heat of the
city, and those "who Journey to this resort
-will be fully rewarded. Tho green lawns
have already been taken advantage of by
thousands of people, and here one finds
plenty of shado and cool breezes. Those
who visit the Hall to-day for tho pur
pose of indulging in amusements will find
a varied list, and the Ferris Wheel "will
be in operation. The bathing beach has
been enjoying a large patronage since the
warm -weather set in, and it Is Indeed a
rare pleasure to enjoy a good swim. As
B6ual, a concert will be rendered by Prof.
Scbroeder's band at the Hall, and tho
steamer Macalester -will leave at 11 a. m.,
2:30 and 6:30 p. on., and the River
Queen at S p. m. Round trip fare is 25
"Wrong In the Bight "Way.
Roddster I say, old fellow, can you lend
us a pair of scales for a few days?
Married Chum We have a pair, but sorry
to say they are out of order. They weigh
Roddster (excitedly) The very thing.
We're going fishing. Boston Courier.
$1.25 to Baltimore and Heturn $1.25
via B- & O. R. R.
Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11,
au7,8, 9,10.1 J
ADOWS OF Gil
Senatorial Private Secretaries
and Their Duties.
EASY JOBS WITH BIG PAY
Privileged Clahs of Mortals "Whoso
Linen Have Fallen in Soft Places.
Mythical Stenographers Who Aro
"Up to Labor-saving: Devices and
Enjoy tho Good Thlnga of Life.
Next to that of United Stntcs Seuator,
the softest snap in tho gift of the govern
ment is that of private secretary. This
latter feeder at the publio crib is a devel
opment of modem politics. Ex-Senator
Butler, of South Carolina, is the author of
the private secretary.
Once upon a time such men as Webster,
Clay, and Calhoun did their own scribbling
-with a goose quill. Toward tho end of
the century, however, Senators discovered
that it was so warm in the summer and fo
cold In the -winter and so much moro
practical to do work by proxy, that when
Senator Butler offered a resolution pro-
viding the Senators -with clerks and private
secretaries, they at once taw a good thing,
and, lol the private secretary as an insti
tution was born.
It is a proverb down around tho Capitol
that it is much better to be a private tecre
tary of the first rank, that is to bo tho
clerk of one of tho importaut committees,
than it is to be a member of the lower House
of Congress. This fpecics of the secretary
genus can hold his office for six years if
he is not a boozer and can bo deaf or dumb
or blind or all three whenever the exi
gencies of his relations to his principal
demand that he shall bo eo afflicted.
Besides this, he must be a well-educated
man, because there is no telling when he
may be required to write a speech on any
given subject. New Senators usually ac
cept all kinds of invitations to address
all kinds of things and associations in
their iumiuer holiday, and while he nay
be a good politician he cannot write an
arter-diuuer speech or a philippic agaiust
the devil at a Sunday-school anniver
sary, or a rhetorical flourish about the
higher education lor the female semiuary
commencements. Hence the vulue of a
private secretary who knows all about
the seminary, the school, the banquet,
and the devil.
A secretary usually has a cinch on the
office he is appointed to for blx years.
This is worth to him about $13,000,
while a mere M. C. gets only $10,000
in two years, and he is by no means sure
that ho will not make his constituency
tired of electing him tho very first time.
Secretaries have no money to speud in
keeping their political fences lu repair;
they spend a good deal of their summers
at their Senators' homes, where they get
their hash and laundry free, and alto
gether are a privileged class. They don't
bpend money. They simply burn it. The
secretary and the Seuator are Me and
Napoleon, and, as a matter of fact, hun
dreds of thousands of people believe that
it is always best to sound a secretary
before broaching a subject to auy of the
members of the Great Club. This is
the principle of the intercession of the
HIS COMPLEX DU TIES.
There is another Impression abroad In
the country to the effect that the only man
at the Capitol who does less than
the average Senator is the average
private secretary. A few people doubt
this. The truth is that it Is a secretary's
duty to be and not to do.
As there are several grades of statesmen,
the high, the low, the up and the down
grades, so there are three distinct classes
of secretaries, these being graded pluto
The last sizing of these tall-collared fel
lows was done by Congress two years ago.
Once upon a time there were two classes of
secretaries. Those who were clerks of the
best committees, like the Judiciary, the
District, Agriculture, Finance, Foreign Re
lations, and such, were on the annual roll.
The other clerks got $6 a day while Con
gress was in session. The short ses
sion was a bad business for the per diem
clerks. As at present graded there are
In the first class there are the clerk of
the Finance Committee, $2,C00; claims,
$2,220, with an assistant at $1,440 and'
a messenger at $1,4.40; pensions, same
number of clerks and messengers at same
pay; military affairs, $2,220, messenger
$1,440, and post-offices and postroads,
foreign relations, engrossed bills, and
several others have clerks at $2,220 and
messengers at $1,440. Twenty-two com
mittees have clerks at $2,220, and twenty
six clerks to committees which seldom
meet get $1,440.
Some of these committees have not met
In years. Then, there are clerks who get
$1,200 a year, because their Senators
have no committees. These make three
distinct classes of clerks.
ONE JOB THAT IS GONE.
Bome of the clerks used to have some
thing to do when it was the custom of tho
Secretary of Agriculture to send each Sen
ator twenty or more sacks of garden and
field seed for distribution among his con
stituents. They will not have this to do
next year, as the seed humbug has been
But even when the seed distribution was
in vogue tho ingenious private secretary
found a way to reliove himself of this back
breaking exercise of writing people's names
and postoffice addresses on papers of equ ash
and cucumber seed. He found out that It
was a scheme open at both ends to send the
stuff off by the sack full to various post
masters and have tho distribution done in
that way. Or thoy sent them to some In
fluential farmer, and they do say that these
packages of seeds were worth one cent
apleco In Washington and that was tho
easiest way in tho world to get rid of about
Such a dicker as that was worth $150 In
cold cash to somebody, and there are plenty
of Senators who live in cities who cared for
nothing but flower seedB and hyacinth and
crocus bulbs. Of course, theso never got
into tho country.
It is very doubtful if more than a fow
secretaries over did any of the actual
work of shipping 6eeds. The "messen
gers'" referred to above are generally very
Intelligent men, who have a pull in the
State, or have relatives who do the pull
ing. They are tho most uEeful people in
the world to secretaries. In fact, a great
many of them do all tho work at
$1,440, while the clerk getfl $2,220.
Of course, there are clerks who actually
take letters Btenographlcally from dlcta-
tl0Bj but It is an easy matter to redictate
them to a poor stenographer at a very
cheap rate of pay. Homo of them are, all
tho same, quite conscientious i and do the
JUST AS A SIDE ISSUE.
Some of tho mon whoso names appear on
the rolls aro .not the recipients of all the
cash. It is said that some newspaper
men, for tho privilege it gives them of
getting on tho floor of tho Senate, have
their names on the Senate rolls, while
other folks get tho pay, or a very large
proportion of it.
Senatorial courtesy Includes the appoint
ment of brothers, sons and daughters to
positions in tho north wing of tho Capitol.
Some committees are quite a family affair.
It is said that when tho Democrats needed
tho Populists to vote to reorganize the
Senate two years ago one of the Populists
had three relatives in Senate places and a
promiso of several others.
This -was tho timo when the Republican
clerks to committees groaned and stepped
down and out. Tho dominant party always
has the high grade clerks and tho latter are
already beginning to calculate onthechances
of tho Republicans getting control of the
Sonato noxt December. In that case nearly
all the high grade, $2,500, and $2,220; and
$1,440 Democratic clerks will be fired, and
roducod to tho ranks now held by a ma
jority of tho Republican clerks.
HOPE FOR THESE.
Tho Republican private secretaries who
aro nowlaboring along manfully at $1, 200a
year doing nothing, will be promoted to the
first-class places and the Democratic clerks
will take a reef in their high salaries and
livo more in their committee rooms than In
tho Senate restaurant.
Tin' pie counter of the Senate restaurant
'Is where the Private Secretary is at his
best. To see him in the act of the deglu
tition of Page's famous nplpepleone would
suppose that lie had merely stolen a few
moments from labor and loaned them to re
freshments. Whenever you see a young man without
his hat at the pie counter he is a secretary.
If he Is alone he is not a clerk to the
domluant element. He is lu the economic
stage. He used to get perhaps, Trom $2,000
to $2,500 and now the Democrats or the
Republicans, as the case may be, have re
duced his pie allowance to a measly $100 a
But on the other hand If you see a young
man at one of the tables in the restaurant,
who speaks to every other young man who
comes lu, heisa clerkinclover.andyou will
be sure of that If there is a young lady or
two at the same table. He recks not of
the day of reorganization and heblows him
self to pieces, especially on tlielulh and end
of each month.
Nothing in what has been said is intended
to convey tho idea that tho Senators do
all the drinking. On tho, contrary, many
a poor $2,000 clerk has been driven to drink
to while away tbe lonespme hours between
THEIR REAL USES.
Well, then, hypercritical people will
ask, has this genus, sui generis, no use
or occupation at all? Oh, yes, but they
have. They are buffers and bumpers and
the moat accomplished . prevaricators out
side of a lady or fashion. He stands bet ween
his principal and unbidden guests in the
Sometimes cranks have to be humored,
and applicants for office have to be en
tertained, cocktails have to' be brought
down into tho subterranean vaults, where
some of the Senators have their committee
rooms and where they do their Pharisaical
drinking. Most Senators, however, do
not stand on ceremony or subterfuge when
they want a drink. They as frequently go
right straight to tho bar as to the private
Senatorial lunchroom or to their com
The thousands of people who ramble
around in the corridors of the Capitol in
the terrace, catch glimpses In the summer
time of young men in their shirt sleeves
seated in the committee rooms with their
feet on the tables and the cigarette in
He is full of himself and appollinaris lem
onade. He does not buy this delicious
beverage. It was manufactured summer
before last by the barrelful. Bottles of
it went down to the committee rooms in
pursuit of Senators who fled from the
thunder and lightning of incessant debate
over nothing. That was" where "Mc and
Napoleon" got together and kept cool, cozy
aud quiet until the electric bell sum
moned the Senator to a call of the Senate
or for a yea and nay vote.
EIGHT HOURS LAW OBSERVED.
No secretary has ever complained that
his Senator ever compelled him to work
more than eight hours a day. Senators
who have no very important committees
stroll down to the Capitol about 12 o'clock,
and get away as fast as possible. The sec
retary then sin's up the shop, and the busi
ness of the dy i. over.
In this way letters accumulate, and
some fine day the Senator fiuds that he
has to answer a great many of them or
anger bis constituents.
A Senator swore ono day that he would
devote twenty-four hours to catching up
with his correspondence.
He dictated three, each of which con
tradicted the other, and finally said:
"Oh, Smith, answer all of them you
can evasively and politely and I'll attend
to the rest."
"ery good," said Smith, and when
the Conscript Father retired Smith put
the wholo kit into the waste basket.
Next day tho Senator said:
"Well, Smith, my boy, how did you
get along with that mess?"
"I answered them all, I put the last
one of them in the basket, and they're
gone, I find, this morning." f
The Senator first got mad as a hornet
but after awhile, thinking it over, ho
said: "Smith, that was a very clever
solution of tho difficulty. It was impos
sible to answer them in any other way."
THIS IS REAL WORK.
In some very extreme cases, where an
apology is absolutely necessary, the Sen
ator will dictate to his secretary some
thing like this:
"Dear Madam:- OwiDg to the prolonged
illness of my secretary," etc., etc.
The secretary gravely writes this out,
and away it goeB, and as eoon as it has
gone he goes upstairs to take a prolonged
remedy for his recent protracted spell of
Messengers.by the way, are not always as
intellectual aud up in modern languages as
they might be. A fresh messenger from
Georgia startled and mystified a District
messenger one day by telling him that he
sleptflat and took hismeals at the Treasury
calf. Ho merely meant to say that he
roomed in a flat and took his meals at tho
The messenger was not much woreethnn
the alleged typical prlyntc secretary in
"The Senator," in which tho "woozy"
girl takes hira to task for using very bad
Thero Is one and only one time when the
secretaries do get in some real hard work.
There is what Is called an "extra month's
pay" at tho close of the short sessions and
sometimes at Christmas. Tho amount of
diplomatic work thoy do to get this and
thoy always get it Is ample compensation
what they don't do tho other twelve months
h in tho year, but this is only another of tho
many reasons to show that a private secre-
tary's berth is so soft that a snowflake
would sink in it and be smothered to death.
TICH SHABBY HOME
Dark Rooms and Cramped Quar
ters of the City Hall.
PEOPOSED NEW- STRUOTUEE
Officials Still Have Hope That Con
gress "Will Some Day Make tho
Appropriation "Valunhlo Papers
and Iteeords Liablo to Destruc
tion by Fire.
Since The Times last called attention to
the need of a new building for the Dis
trict! government offices and the supreme
court of 'the District, the swallows have
nested again in the old brick, stucco- be
daubed structure that disgraces Judicial
The site, excepting Capitol Hill and the
White Lot, is the finest In the city for a
wupcrb building. It is practically the last
chance In the center of the city for archi
tectural magniiicence to be displayed. The
slight eminence looks down upon thebroad,
open way of Four-and-a.half street to the
Arsenal and the Potomac. A structure
there of noble dimensions would mark the
heart of the city with a grandeur which it
now lacks and which every public-pplrited
citizen, not only of Washington, but or the
whole United States, will say it deserves.
The present apology for an edifice on
these grounds Is one of the first objects
that catch the eye of a visitor as lie passes
along Pennsylvania avenue. He asks what
building it is, and the patriotic Washlng
tonlan who has him in charge mumbles
some reply and tries to draw his attention
in some other direction. It he should
not succeed, the sight-seer is left to the
disgusts of a closer inspection.
He observes as he draws nearer that
the structure, like Joseph's coat, Is of
many colors; that the columns, which ap
pear to be splendid Ionic monolitbB, are
crumbling and broken; that the building
is of two dates of construction, and the
parts lack uniformity of material and iin
isb, and, singularly enough, what Is best
Is almost completely hidden by what is
shabbiest and meanest.
Emphatically the worst foot is put fore
most. The stucco peeled away from the
face beside the portico at the south center
shows that it is not a stone building, but a
sham, brick muddied over with stucco, re
calling the adobe palaces of the Mexican In
dians. CLOAK OF MORTAR.
It is not even so good as an honest brick
structure, well built and carefully finished.
This bare patch at once calk attention,
too, to the crumbling and peeling stucco at
every point. The visitor rarely -cares to
explore the uncertainties with such an un
promising exterior He escapes the foul air,
the ill-lighted passages, like dungeon waya,
thoomsanitary plumbing and lighting and
tbe musty old rooms with which bailiffs,
clerks, attorneys and Judges arc familiar
and which present themselves unwelcome
to the private citizen every time he has
business in the building, to Congressmen
only on rare occasions, as when sent as
committeemen to Investigate the demands
for a new municipal building. What some
of them have thought of the place after
such an inquiry into the facts willpresently
be seen from a report made by Congressman
Abbott to the last Congress.
It is now twenty-five years since the agi
tation first began In favor of the erection
of a home for the municipal offices and the
Districtcourts in keeping with their dignity.
A number of favorable reports have been
made. All have so far been doomed to com
Last winter the Commissioners started
in with a plan for a splendid building on
Judiciary square. It was to have two
massive wings to be constructed about
the present City Ball. One was to be oc
cupied by the municipal offices and the
dther by the District couts, except the
police court. It was expected that the
wiugs for the courts and city offices would
be finsihed first, and tho court, clerks'
offices, including records, files, etc.,
would be moved into it, and then the old
building, partly or wholly, torn away,
to make room for a magnificent centre,
Joining the other parts into a grand, har
monious whole, giving room for the growth
of business for a century to come, as well
as affording a place for a fine municipal
The building was to cost $2,500,000.
They concluded with an humblo plea in
the District appropriation bill for a paltry
$100,000 to set things going in the direc
tion of such building, and even this was
cut out by the economists of tho House.
Senator Hunton tried in vain to get it re
ANOTHER APPEAL TO CONGRESS.
Since then tho Commissioners have moved
into more commodious and less dangerous
and unsanitary quarters, and their price
less records aro no longer in great danger.
It has been thought that thoy will not be
so active in pressing for tho ueeded improve
ment, but Inspector of Buildings Brady
Cwld yesterday that he understood the mat
ter would be pushed with undlmished zeal
CW -r.: Congress next December. Plans
I.-- v"j:k would be taken up with the close
f vacation, and all would be ready whea
the Fty-fourth Congress assembled.
It is more than twenty years since the
need of this building was formally recog
nized by Congress and an appropriation of
$75,000 made as a start But the money,
except $5,000, was used for street im
provements and the whole subject was
relegated to tho background for a long
time. When it was taken up again the site
chosen was the reservation on the south
side of Pennsylvania avenue, between
Seventh and Ninth streets, where the
Washington Market Company's bridge
crosses. The use by that company of tho
ground is by permission, and for many
reasons it was urged that thi3 would be
the best location. But at the end of June,
1894, a change was made to Judiciary
A report made by Congressman Abbott,
fr,om tho House Committee on Publio
Buildings and Grounds, shows what publio
men who havo investigated tho matter
have concluded. Parts of it are as follows:
"Tho buildings now occupied by the
courts and municipal government of the
District of Columbia are unsulted for the
purposes for which they are used. The
supreme court of the District is housed in
an old structure which was built as a city
hall for the city of Washington in 1821,
and was jointly used by the courts and
the city authorities till 1871, when it was
transferred to the solo control of the courts.
Subsequently the building was enlarged.
MR. ABBOTT'S OPINION.
"The building Is ill adapted to the needs
of the court and Is only partially fireproof.
Tho business of tho court would require
for Its transaction nearly twlco tho floor
L space this building affords. Tho structural J
A SACRIFICE SALE h
We have moved our Cloak Department downstairs ta
enable us to remodel our Cloak Rooms. We are deter
mined at all times to give our Patrons only genuine Bar
gains, and our goods are never overvalued, as we desira
to retain our established reputation.
All of our Shirt Waists must be sold if Prices will
Ladies' and Boys' Shirt Waists.
29c For all of our 50c and 75c Waists vmade of Lawns
and Percales. This season's goods.
59c For our $1.00 and $1.25 Waists, made of Percalei
98c For our $1.3S, $1.50 and $1.75 Waists, made of
Lawns, Zephyrs and Fine Ginghams.
$ 1 .25 For our very best Scotch Zephyr Waists, mad
with crush and two separate collars, lined through
A few Colored Silk Waists that sold at $2.98 to close at
Boys' Shirt Waists.
1 5c For all of our 25c Shirt Waists, in dark and light
colors, made of best Percales.v ';
38c For our 50c Boys Shirt Waists-. -65c
-For our $1.00 and $1.25 Fine French Flannel Boys'
6Qc?or our $1.00 and $1.25 Boys' King Shirt Waists.
75c For our White Boy's King Shirt Waists.
Ladies' White Pique Skirts, that sold for $1.25, will be
closed out at 75c.
416 SEVENTH ST.
character of the building is Euch that tho
storage of the records now in it threatens
its security, while the hazard from this
sorucc is increasing from year to year.
"The construction of the building will
not safely permit its uso as a substructure
for an enlargement.
"The extreme need of the municipal
authorities for better official quarters
cannot be reasonably questioned. The
present accommodations aro limited, in
conveniently arranged, insecure, and un
healthful. The building in which the offices
of the Commissioners , the collector of taxes,
the assessor, the auditor, and the engineer
department aro located, is crowded beyond
the limit of healthfulness or the convenient
transaction of business, and is unsafe, both
with respect to structural character and
inflammability. Its occupants are in
constant danger of personal injury from
its structural defects and the records ex
posed to destruction by fire and vermin.
"The records of the municipal govern
ments in the District since 1S02 are stored
in this building. These records include all
tho original ordinances and proceedings of
those governments. Many of these records
are invaluable, historically, and in connec
tion with titles to property, and the duo
enforcement of the laws.
"Among these records are the original
tax and assessment records, the police,
building, plumbing, and other regulations
made in pursuance of law; the grade sheets
and other records pertaining to the construc
tion of sewers, streets, and other municipal
works, and many other current, as well as
permanent, records of inestimable valuo
and importance to the proper administration
of the municipal government, and the pro
tection of public and private interests.
"The proposed site Is the most convenient,
accessible aud salubrious, whose selection
Is practicable for this purpose, without in
volving the purchase of necessary ground.
"It Is discreditable to the Nation that
the municipal at its Capital is obliged to re
sort to tho uso of rented and unsanitary
buildings for office purposes.
"Jhere is a sentimental as well as a prac
tical aide to this question. The reputa
tion of tho General Government is at stake.
Tho government of the District of Colum
bia Is a necessary agency of the General
Government, and inseparably connected
with It for honor or disgrace in this matter.
The founders of the republic intended that
its capital should in all things be a modol
for all other cities."
MR. YOUNG'S SUGGESTION.
Clerk John R. Young, of the supreme
court of tho District, said: "Wo haven't
room here for the proper transaction of
business, but I do not caro particularly
for -tho erection of a new building such as
has been talked of. If they would remove
the old part of this structure and put in ita
placo something that would form an ap
propriate front for this new part, it would
bo all right. This part of the building that
wo have is only ten or twelve years old,
and la satisfactory enough, except for the
lack of room. Then, of course, we ought to
have elevators and other modern conve
niences." "Then if they undertake very extensive
buildings we are likely to have to move at
least twice. It takes a long time to erects
a big government building, and the courta
would have to find other quarters while
these were dismantled, and it would ba
fortunate if a building could be found
sufficiently large to accommodate them
all In one place, and in which they could
remain until the new quarters were fin
ished." Register of Wills Wright saidi "Ous
accommodations are insufficient, and
the many valuable papers intrusted to ouy
care are not quite so safe as they would
be in a modern building."
Dr. M. J. Griffith, f.or many years In tha
register's office, sald:"The vault is sup.
posed to be fireproof; but Idoubtvery much
if it is. I am sure with the pine shelving;
in there some of the moro valuable papers
would be irretrievably marred by a spark
catching among them. Then the rooms
are not well adapted to the uses of the of
fice." . . "
Mr. Skaggs, the well-known title exam
iner, said: "The ventilation and lighti
in tbe rooms of the recorder of deeds is exe
crable. Ono attempt and another has been
made among us to secure means of procur
ing fresh and wholesome air, but with
very Iittla success. And the lighting is, If.
anythiug, worse than the ventilation. Ai
for the place being entirely safe against!
fire, that can hardly bo with all the wood
The judges of the several courts ara
unanimously in favor of a new building,
not so much for lack of rooms or because
the courtrooms are dingy and begrimed, aa
several of them are, but for thehonor of the
city and the convenience of the public than
has business in the courts.
None of the courtrooms are more pleasanC
than that of the court of appeals, yet nona
are moro zealously in favor ora fitting home
for the courta than Chief Justice Alve7
and his associates. Mr. Robert Willett,
clerk of this court, is put in close quarters
and Is as Inconveniently situated with ref
erence to the other offices as possible.
The marshal's offices are small and unin
viting in the older part of the building, and
are divided into two sections by the hall.
While Marshal Wilson is too good-natured to
quarrel much with his surroundings, ha
has expressed himself as emphatically in
favor of a new building-
No Taney Ones.
One of the best stories told by Dean Halo
in his "Memories" is of an old-fashioned
cathedral verger, "lord of the aisles,'"who
ono noon found a pious visitor on his knees
in the sacred edifice. The verger hastened
up to him and said In a tone of Indignans
excitement: "The services In this cathe
dral are at 10 in the morning and at 4 in
tho afternoon, and we don't have no fancy
Lack of Breeding:.
"She certainly was a person of very poo
"Why do you say that?"
"Shi absolutely refused to enter Into co
versation while the quartet was sinslngj