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THE lVrOBNI3Sr& TIMES, Si.TURDAT, AUGUST 24, 1895.
Picking yet for big-
men (40, 42, and 44 chest
measure) in that lot of $10,
$12j and $15 suits we are
and the men who can be
suited and fitted in the lot of
odd-suit Trousers at
and the Negligee Shirts at
$1.501 75c. each
will get from $2 to $3 in val
ue for every dollar of the
Fall Derbys are read', all
the newest blocks and best
grades at a dollar or less
than hat store prices.
ROBINSON, GHERY & CO.,
12th and F Sis. gggfcsa
514 Ninth St. N. W.
Saturday Shopping and
Last call on our S3. 00 La
dies' Duck Suits. Only
a few left, and those to
be sold at 9Sc.
Cool morning-. Our ele
gant tailor-made Cape in
all colors, worth $3.0).
Ladies' black LisleThread
Gloves, worth 25c, onty
Ladies1 Stainless Black
Hose, worth J5c, only 9c
Pair, closing- out our
Men's Jean Drawers.
Box, 12 of our Washing
ton Belle Cigars, worth
A pair. Men's Seamless
Hose. Worth 15c a pair.
A pair, Men's Suspend,
ers. Sold usually at 15c
Apiece, Men's Colored
Our elegant French Ba
tiste Tea Gowns, worth
$2.00, only 59c.
Genuine Gloria Cloth Um
brella, sold at Sl.25c,
514 Ninth St. N. W.
Absolutely Painless Dentistry.
J o matter
aro accessary to
put your teeth
in good condi
tion, we'll per
pertly, and nilh
out causing oven
p a I n . Our
charge aro not
at all hlcu. All
our Tvork is of
the most satia-
lactoryeort. IZxtractiou, 50 cents.
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Penn. Avenue N. W.
You can make your home and offico i
like a summer resort by putting in '
an electric fan and discarding the I
hot gas light, substituting electricity. ;
No power i& as clean, as stable, or
as cheap as electricity. .
Wo furnish tlio current
Drop us a postal or call up "phone
77 and wo 11 turn it on.
U.S. Electric Lighting Co.
21334THST.2J. W. Thono.TT .
City Railway Crossings and Use
of Flagmen Debated.
PEESIDENT PHILLIPS' IDEA
lleliGvcs Cars Should Stop Ueforo
CroosiiiK tlio Street Police Climes
Disponed OC Aimcotla License
Question Projected Kciiilpmeut of
llelt Lino 'With Ilunld Transit.
The quesiion of railway crossings and
the public safety lias arisen in a now
phase, this time affecting, the street Hues,
and the Commissioners are considering the
form of the order required to meet lite
emergency. It is the pioposition whether
the Mop at a crossing shall be before or
after crossing the street.
A report has been published of the first
discussion, in which the chiefs of several
of the city roads Were participants, and
the second took place yesterday.
President Phillips, of the Metropolitan
road, who was unable to be present on the
lirst ocasion, called to advocate that the
stop be made on the near side.
Mr. Plumps made a great many argu
ments in favor of his proposition, and left
the matter iv.th the Commissioners with
the understanding that it should be de
PLAGMEN NOT .NEEDED.
Incidentally the question of the main
tenance of flagmen at the intersections
of the lival lines came up, and the -Metropolitan
president look the position that
there is no need of keeping flagmen on
duty. He says the trainmen can estab
lish a safe system as to right of way
that v.'jll be Just to all the roads and very
The train that is nearest thecrossinj; when
the inotornian of each views the oilier is
entitled to cross first, and here, he ays, in
wheie the advantage of stopping on the
first side of the street i-, in part exempli
fied. The man who last reaches the cross
ing will not be detained beyond a reason
able time by wailing for the otnor to pass,
and the habit on.-e tormed of stopping there
will prevent collisions.
ilr.Philhps also brought to the atten
tion of the Commissioners the danger;, that
are incurred at the intersection of the
Metropolitan line with the Pennsylvania
railroad at Four-and-a-half street and Vir
lie has been unable to agree upon an
equitable arrangement with that company,
and he wants the matter to be considered
by the board and an order issued that will
cover the case.
To that end a conference will be held on
the 2fcth mst., when tins and the other
subjects will be thoroughly canvassed.
RETIREMENTS AXD APPOINTMENTS.
The JJiatrict Commissioners took action
yesterday m a numberof police eases, as
Private Thomas AulbrJdge and George
L. "Wheeler, both of whom have become
incapacitated while in line or duty for
the performance of service as members
of the police force, were retired on a
pension of $50 each per month.
An order was issued approving thefinding
returned by the trial board of "not guilty,"
in the case or Private George V.' lioyd.
Fred Courtney has been appointed an
additional private for a period of three
years for duty at Mount Pleasant.
Mr. Joseph Uurden was notified that the
Commissioners decline to reappoint lleu
jamin Jones as an additional private, the
decision being based upon an adverse
recommendation made by Maj. Moore.
C. II Slouffer and Henry V. Mason were
added to the ltsi or additional privates, tae
former to serve with the United States
Express Company, and the latter with
the National Safe Deposit Company, each
for a period of three years.
Ehsha Liggons, of No. 1001 V etrect,
who preferred charges, alleging misconduct,
against Officers Frank Owens and H. C.
Stromaii, of the police department, was
notified that an investigation has exoner
ated the policemen, they having been
guilty of no censurable conduct.
WILL BURT ARC AVIRES.
Permit was ordered to be issued yesterday
to the United Stales Electric Light Com
pany lo replace the poles on Thirteen-and-a-half
street, on condition that the company
first place in the present conduit on that
street the wires ufed for arc light purposes,
and all others to the extent of the conduit
to accommodate them.
The rcsigiation of Private J. Callahan,
of Engine Company, No. u, of the fire
department, was accepted yesterday lo
take effect at once.
The question of license or no license in
Anacostia is again before the excise board.
U. II. Mundell. who wants to establish a
bar-room on Harrison street, at the site
once oci-ur'ed by "William II. Rose, is
making a I'l-rmined effort to secure favor
able consideration of his application. The
board has held up the case to ascertain
the feeling of the people, and Inspector
"Woodward was detailed to investigate.
A canvass of the citizens shows of 133
who are interested, sixty-four are in favor
of the application, three were non-committal,
and the remainder were not seen.
The question is before the board for con
sideration, with chances in favor of re
jection. PELT LINERAPID TRANSIT.
Permit has been issued to the licit Line
Railway for the construction of a tem
porary shed on square 330, subject to such
requirements as the inspector of build
ings may prescribe ,and to be removed
within six months of the date of permit.
The time limit specified indicates that the
proposition to change the motive power on
this line is to be consummated with but lit
Attorney Itidout, who participated in the
discussion of Thursday respecting the order
to regulate the stopping of street cars at
crossings, stated to the Commissioners that
ho would include the Belt Line as one to
be considered, fc the reason that it is to
beequipied withrapid tiiusitpower. From
the surface indications it seems to be plain
that tho Washington and Marj land line will
be completed and all its connecting lines
supplied with improved motive power at
one and the same time, and both at an
Mr. A. S. Cay wood, ovho complained of the
annoyance caiibed by the presence of a
merry-go-round at tho corner of Third and
P streets, was advised by letter yesterday
that the owner of the outfit had agreed to
vacate the lot on the 19th instant.
Port Koj-nl Dock .Not Satisfactory.
The board designated to examine the
dry dock at Port Royal, S. C, has re
ported to the Navy Department that the
dock has not proven satisfactory and
recommend that it be uot accepted by the
department. The contractor will be given
an opportunity to have it .come up to
Escaped Prisoner .Returns.
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 23. C. C. Campbell,
a convict who recently escaped from the
State penitentiary, to-day telegraphed
Gov. Carr from Sparta nsburg, S. C, asking
that an officer be sent to take him back.
Bis request will be granted.
The purpose of our
Great Summer Shoe Sale has
nearly been accomplished
Saturday night ends it and
yet a large number of fine
shoes still remain unsold.
However, as the assortment
grows smaller the prices fol
low suit. Here's a hint to
the men folks:
Manv sizes of the MEN'S Hand
sewed Ru set and Illnck Calf and
Knngaroo Oxfords. These uro
Shoes that have been selling nil
season for $4- and $5.
COOLED BY ELECTRIC FANS,
939 Pa. Ave.
8th and Market Space.
Open to-night until 9 o'clock.
That only happens once a
week, and to that end we
always try to make these
few extra hours of special
interest to our customers.
MEN'S EXTRA QUALITY BLEACHED
JEAN DRAWERS, BUT ONLY TWO
SIZES, 38 AND -10. IF YOUR SIZE IS
THER E YOU GET 35c QUALITY FOR
MEN'S FINE FANCY" LAUNDERED
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS NONE SMALLER
THAN 1 0 A N D NOT 17 1-2 Til E Y MA D E
US TRADE WHEN AVE SOLD THEM AT
Toe. AND $1.00, BUT NOW THEY ARE
SOILED AND CRUSHED, AND THEY
GO TO-MORROW AT
FANCY SEA GRASS BOWS NOT
MANY PERHAPS SEVEN DOZEN ALL
TOLD CLEAN AND FRESH AND
PRETTY BRIGHT STYLES THEY
WERE 10c. TO-MORROW
a FOR GC.
BOYS' SEA INLAND PERCALE SHIRT
"WAISTS, PLEATED BACK AND FRONT,,
"WITH PEARL BUTTONS, FULf, CUT
AND "WELL .MADE ALTHOUGH A
GOOD SELLER AT -19c , TO-MORROW
THEY GO AT . '
LADIES' GENUINE LISLE GLOVES
IN TANS AND BROWNS A SMALL
LOT" WE WISH TO CLOSE OUT. WE
SOLD SUFFICIENT QUANTITY AT 25c
A PAIR, SO WE CAN AFFORD A LIT
TLE LOSS, AND MAKE THE PRICE
NATURAL CHAMOIS GLOVES AT AN
UNNATURAL PRICE ONLY 3 SIZES
o 1-2, 5 3-4. AND 0 7oe. QUALITY AT
KAYSER'S DOUBLE -TIP EXTRA
QUALITY BLACK SILK GLOVES WEvtE
75c AND S1.00. TOMORROW
1-BUTTON GENUINE "WHITE CHAMOIS
GLOVES WE CAN GIVE ALL SIZES
IN THIS MAKE ARE JUST AS HON
AS WHEN THEY SOLD FOR ONE DOL
LAR. 8-BUTTON-LENGTH SUEDE GLOVES,
TAN AND GRAYS SURELY THEBEST
COLORS, AND ANY SIZE YOU WANT
A GUARANTEED ARTICLE AT
CHILDREN'S ASSORTED TAN RIBBED.
HOSE SIZES 5 TO 8. REDUCED TO
MISSES' TAN DROP-STITCH HOSE,
ASSORTED SHADES, DOUBLE HEELS
AND TOES, REDUCED TO
CHILDREN'S DROP-STITCH FAST
BLACK HOSE, DOUBLE HEELS, RE
CHILDREN'S BLACK DERBY RIBBED,
DOUBLE KNEES AND HIGH SPLICED
HEELS, REDUCED TO
MISSES' LISLE FINISHED TAN HOSE,
DOUBLE KNEES AND SOLES, ALL
SIZES, REDUCED TO
CHILDREN'S BLACK FINE RIBBED
HOSE, DOUBLE KNEES, HIGH SPLICED
HEELS, REDUCED TO
BOYS EXTRA HEAVY RIBBED BI
CYCLE HOSE, DOUBLE KNEES. RE
LADIES' PLAIN BLACK SEAMLESS
HOSE REDUCED TO
OPEN UNTIL 'J P M TO-DAY
ia S&kSiSSBa LSBiii? ysg &j?8in
Sth and Market Space.
MORE SELLIHG 001 PRICES!
10c. for Block Tin Dishpan, worth 25c.
10c. for Block Tin Saucopan, worth 25c.
10a for Iloavy Tin Tea Kettlo, worth 25c.
5c, for W dozou Plntod Spoons, worth 25c.
Ec. for 2-quart Covorod Bucket,; round or
OTal, worth lOc.
5a for largo Wash Basins, worth lOc.
Ca for largo Japanned Dustpans.worth lOc
29c. for dozon Stono China Cups and
Saucers, worth 50c. .
19c. for 14 dozen Stono China Tea Plates,
24a for H dozon Stono China Breakfast
Plates, worth 4-Oc.
29a for 6 dozon Stono China Dinner Plates,
8ta for $$ dozen Stono China Soup Plates,
$1 U0 for a Quo ton-pieco Dccoratod Toilet
Sot, worth S2.9S.
1.39 for a fino six-pieco Decoratod Toilet
Set, worth SI. 98.
AMERICAN YARIETY STORE
730 7th St. N. W.
FAL.T.IXG OFF ZJT RECEIPTS.
TwelveMllllons Less Internal Revenue
Tliun Last Year.
Tlic returns o internal revenue receipts
for July, tile first month of tlie current
fiscal year, nave been compiled. Total
receipts -were $13,579,660, a decrease as
compared "with July, 189-1, of $11,979,
This large difference is accounted for
by the fact that in July, 189-1, great
quantities of whisky "were taken out of
bond to escape payment of the increased
tax on whisky imposed by the new tariff
The sources from which tlie July re
ceipts of 1895 were received were:
Spirits, $7,106,758, a decrease as com
pared with July, 1894, of $12,316,030;
tobacco, $2,621,675, an incrcase-of $224,
149; fermented liquors, $3,667,7S5, an
increase of $111,130; oleomargarine,
$155,947, a decrease of $16,862; mis
cellaneous sources, $27,4997 an increase
If ann Snne & fi
S&6lisaB3 i&lSU y
gaaa mini i hi i n n im n n iiiiiiii
To-day we will sell the
New Books !
New Premium Cards !
On these new Premium Cards we will give in addition
Gold Band Cups, Saucers and Plates, Toilet Sets,
Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, Albums, Rocking Chairs,
Sofas, Banquet Lamps and Eight-day Clocks.
Customers desiring the above artie'es should get their Cards
soon, as on'y a limited number
New Potatoes 50c, Bu. J'
Largo fresh Watermelons for 5, lO, and 15 cents, right from
the fields on the Eastern Branch.
Fresh Meats, Smoked Meats. Fresh Vegetables and Fruits.
Java and Mocha Coffoe, lb
Bait. Sugar Cured BroaRt Strip, por
Looso Lard, por lb
5 lbs. Looso RolletfOats
3 I'ckgs. Pettijohn Food
Peppor, Cinnamon, Ginger, All-
splco, Cloves, Mustard, xt lb
Canned Oysters, por can
Thrco Ply Tobacco, por lb
I'inest Now Lobster, por lb
Best Misod Cakes, per lb
Star Condensed Milk, can
T Star or English Pearl Soap
3 Pckf-s. Best Oats, for
Conibtarch, per pekg. ...-.,,.,
Largo Fat Mackorel,3 lbs
Durkoes' fcalad Dressing
3-Pound size licked Beans, can ...
Sack Best Pat Flour
729, 731 Seventh St.
Good Chance to Save
a few dollars, is to buy a suit from us at this
time of the year, when we are oblig-ed to make room for
our Fall Stock; we have to let the g-oods g-o often at a
big- sacrifice and rare bargains ma- be picked up.
At present everything- in the store has been marked
down, and in some things Ave have taken no account of
the cost, but just marke'd them at prices so low that the'
are bound to be snapped up very quickly.
New York Clothing House,
311 Seventh St. N. W.
Ty-i-'-iii ii Jim i - giM'mijruvi
H St' a lucky
tiling for you
that we are putting- up a new building- for it has
knocked prices to their knees. There isn't a thing
under our roof to-day that isn't being- offered to you
at way below par value. But we've promised our
selves that when moving time comes there shan't be
any stock left to be- moved. So if there's airything
you want about the house chis is your time to buy it.
Pennies talk where dollars did.
We've even put the
our three busiest lines into the sale. You can't know
what bargains are if ou pass these by.
Credit if you want it.
That's tho prico until closing tlmo to -
?15 suits. Our name is on every garmont
Under Metropolitan Hotel.
GOLD RESERVE DWINDLING.
Nearly Seven Hundred Thousand Dol
lars Gone This Week.
The Treasury Department was informed
yesterday of the withdrawal of $935,
000 iu gold from the subtreasury in
New York for export to-day. This -will
reduce the gold reserve to $100,829,524.
Tlie total loss of gold since last Satur
day, exclusive of withdrawal yesterday,
is $3,200,000, and the uet loss is $699,
847. The syndicate deposits $200,000 and
$500,151 in gold was added to the re
serve from miscellaneous sources.
Already theliewt evening newspaper
in Washington Tho Evening Times
m W Jwl JL e
best Fresh Dggs at
will be given out.
- day we will sell large New Ear-
Rose Potatoes for fifty cents per
bushel, or 25c. half bushel.
Best Mixed Toa, lb
Good Mixed Tea, lb
Squirrel Brand C'ornmeal, sack..
Bait. Sugar Cured Shoulders, lb..
Fell Salmon, per can
Largo Flat Cans Salmon ,
Largo Boxes Scotch Herring.....
3 boxes Oil Sardines
Macaroni, por package
Best Fresh Eggs, doz.
Lily Best Patent Flour, bbL
Hoyal Family Flour, bbl
Largo Mustard Sardines,4 cans..
Lea & Perrin's Worcester Sauce..
Small can Baked Beans
Sack Good Family Floar
ebb's Delicious Cocoa, can
- mm ifvuu
917, 919, 921 and 923
636 Massachusetts Avenue.
night for any of these S10, $12 and
zo. N. W.
Out ins: to Cabin John's Rridge.
The "SVest End Pleasure Club gave one
of their enjoyable outings Thursday even
ing on their palace barge to Cabin John
Bridge. There were about 200 persons In
attendance,- and the successful affair
was under the guidance of Messrs. Leary and
Hilton. The evening -was enlivened by
songs and recitations by Messrs. Emmerso'n,
Hilton, and "Winkel.
Fugitives From tlio Orprm" Asylum.
The police were notified last night to
look out for Willis Baker and Clarence
"Whipple, aged twelve and thirteen years,
respectively, -who escaped from the "Wash-
I ington City Orphan Asylum about 6
o'clock yesterday evening.
TIRED OF PI Aiii LIFE
of Frank A. Reed, a
Leading Alexandria Citizen.
SENT A BALL INTO HIS HEAD
Ho Whs Troubled "With Insomnia and
Illness, Which It Is Relieved Caused
if out al Derangement Prominent In
dent of the Hoard of Trade.
Frank A. Reed.
Col. Frank A. Reed, one of the best
known and most prominent business men
of Alexandria, committed suicide in that
city yesterday by shooting himself in the
head with a beavy 45-caliber navy re
volver in his room at his home on Prince
street, just west of St. Afcaph.
The fatal shot was fired. about 9 40
o'clock yesterday morning, but Dr. Reed
lingered iu great agony until 2:15 p. m.,
when he breathed his last. No cause has
jet been ascertained why Mr. Reed should
have taken his own life, unless it was
despondency due to sickness and worry.
He arose about 8 o'clock yesterday
morning, and after breakfast went to
his office on the Strand, as was his
custom, and looked over the morning's
mail. He seemed to be somewhat de
pressed, but took a keen interest in busi
ness affairs, asking Arthur Gray, a young
clerk in the office, a number of questions
relative to some sugar stored iu the ware
house at the wharf.
After finishing his business he arose
and walked out to tlie end of the pier
in front of his office and stood for some
moments looking up and down the river.
Several persons who were on the wharf
at the time -and who spoke to him no
ticed that he replied in an abstracted
way, but nothing was thought of it. He
returned to his ofifev but, only stayed
there a few minutes, leaving about 9-3&
PAIN IN niS HEAD.
From his of f ice he went direct to his home.
As he went in he was met by his wife, who,
noticing his depressed manner, inquired
what was the matter. To her Mr. Reed
said he was suffering greatly with a pain
iu his head, andthiiX he would go to his
room and lie down.
ilrs. Reed sent her niece, Mrs. Eldridge,
for Dr. George F. KlipsteJn, who lives
next door, hoping that he would be able
to give Mr. Reed home relief. The young
lady had hardly delivered her message and
returned to the house when the sharp re
port or a pistol was heard coming from Mr.
Mrs. Reed and her niece at once hastened
upstairs, and on entering the room found
Mr Reed lying on a couch by an open win
dow with a gaping" hole in the right side
of his. head, just back and a little above
By his side lay the pistol with which the
deed was done; one chamber alone was
empty. He had evidently, as soon as he
had gone to his room, taken the pistol from
the drawer in which it was kept, and lying
down on the couch had pulled the trigger
sending the ball crashing through his brain.
As soon as the two terrified ladiea could
regain their senses Dr. Klepstein was at
once summoned. He had only to glance at
the wouiidedman tosee that his raedicalskill
could be of no avail, and tha tdeath was only
a question of a few hours.
Dr. "VVni.M. Smith, who had alsobeen sum
moned, concurred in Dr. Klepstein's opinion
of the case. The ball, it was found, had
passed entirely through the brain and had
lodged under the left temple bone, which
HE NEVER RALLIED.
Mr. Recti was unconscious when found
and he never rallied. About two hours after
he shot himself he began to grow cold, and
gradually sank until death came to his
Mr. Reed, who was about sixty-two years
of age, was not a native of Alexandria,
but went there in 1865 and entered the of
fice of M. Eldridge & Co., to whose business
he eventually succeeded. He married a
sister of Mr. Eldridge, who survives him,
but had no children.
For the past year it was noticed that Mr.
Reed had been greatly failing in health,
and had lost much of the vivacity that had
made him so popular with all. He had
been a sufferer from insomnia, and Thurs
day night he spent in -walking about his
room, unable to sleep.
His friends had feared that his mind
was giving away under the strain of
business and sickness, and it ia supposed
that in a moment's weariness of life, he
resolved to kill hiniEelf.
Tho news that Mr. Rced-had shot himself
traveled with almost lightning-like speed
about Alexandria, and gave the citizens
among whom Mr. Reed was greatly beloved
and respected, a great shock. Mr. Reed
-was the leading business man of this sec
tion of Virginia. Besidesconductingalarge
wholesale ice shipping business, he was
agent for the Weems and several other
lines of steamers. He had from the first
been identified with the V.'ashington, Alex
andria and Mt. Vernon Electric Railway
and was largely instrumental in having it
built, and at the time of his death he was
the vice president of the company.
TROMINENT IN BUSINESS
He was also president of the Alexandria
Board of Trade and was one of the few
Alexandria merchants who were members
of the Washington Board of Trade. He
was also president of the National Capital
Ico Company of this city.
Deeply interested in all that concerned
Alexandria, he had devoted his time and
money to advance its interests, and had
been the means of inducing several large
manufacturing plants to locate near Alex
andria. Mr. Reed was a prominent Virginia
Masoii and was known by members of
the order throughout the Union. He was
a past master of Andrew Jackson Lodge,
a past eminent commander of Old Do
minion Commandery, a past high priest
of the Royal Arch Chapter, and at the time
of his death was past eminent grand com
mander of the Knights Templar of Vir
ginia and grand senior warden of the
grand lodge of Virginia.
The funeral arrangements are in the
hands of the Alexandria Masons, and Mr.
Reed will be laid at rest on Sunday even
ing next at 3 o'clock.
f II III J ftW . Jil itfiflrs v
if you went i
I fresii, clean, '
! of Latest Styles
!! always worth
at least :
A 111 BUltUI
I A Hundred Gents i
i on the Dollar
; and modi ;
1 Phpgnpr '
;i in the end
from old a
WM. HAHN & CO'S
Reliable Shoe Houses,
930 and 932 7th Sr...
1914- and 1916 Pa. Ave.,
233 Pa. Ave. S- E.
anything- at all in the
shape of furniture or house
furnishings ? Because, if
so, let us advise you to look
over our stock before you
buy. It is large and well
selected our prices are low
system is a great advantage
over paying- cash.
TVe vrill have much pleas
ure in showing- you our
stock and giving- you prices
at anv time.
415 Seventh Street NW.
"We are first as usual
both in styles and prices.
in black and brown
specially fine goods the
most fashionable shapes
Worth $2 and $3
open front and back, ex
cellent material and make.
Cor. Ninth & E Sts.
NO FEE UNTIL CURED.
602 P st. n-w , Washington, D. 0.
Treats all chronic, nervoua and blood dls
eases, alcoholism and opium habit. SPE
CIALTY Kidney and Bladder Trouble.
Piles. Fistula. Stricture. &c. PJUVATB
Elseases positively and permanently cured.
ost Manhood restored. Consultation frea.
Off ice hours 9 to 12 a m.,2to 5.30 pja.
c.30 to a d m.. Sunday. to 7 p. m.
IU!Q!?rtf xw iJflTili