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T Street
Ccroer Eleventh.
ttoroice Wnrehooso,
Z2& ucar Ji.
$10 Solid Oak
A well made,
well finished,
sL, solidly con
structed piece
of furniture.
5 drawers,
with locks,
bevel plate
mirror, brass
We could sell
it readily for $10, but $7.15
is all that's necessary to ask.
I waiit lo be tho Jeweler
who comM unto your
mind first'
Prices on
All this week. Solid Silver
ware will be g-rcatlj- reduced
in prices. An endless vari
ety of .Nic-iiacs is here for
your selection, and the
prices will charm you almost
as much as the beauty of the
of the stock.
It's worth j-our while to
know that 3"ou can select
Christmas Gifts now, and,
by a small payment, have
them reserved for you.
Mj- watch repairing' de
partment solicits -our work
'twill be done well.
Open every evening-.
. f). Dcunson,
1105 F Street Northwest.
1026 7th St. N. W.
He Died nt the Hospital From u Fall
Itiiiii Ills YVlie-el.
Hives C Curiao, who, as stated in The
Times of yettcrilay, suffered a fracture
of histkull !y being tlirown from Ills bicy
cle 1 collision at Mar land amue and
Four-jnil-i-half street, late baturdaj night,
died at l.ine'rgency Hospital .il S 20 a m.
yestcriKij L'urrmi neer mmited con
sciousness Ills wire was with him till the last..
The surgeon at Emergency performed an
operation on Curran, nnd tills probably
pri'&enesl his life u few liours. An
antopsy, conduited by Deputy Coroner
Glazebroot., Miowcd tliat Curran received
a compound fracture of the skull.
The remains were removed yesterday
afternoon to thelatchonie of the deceased,
No 308 E street northwest, where the
coroner will hold an inquest this afternoon.
Bo far as learned by the polite, the only
man who was close at hand when the
accident occurred is a man named Moycr,
who lives on 1) street, lictwecn Second
and Third streets northwest. It is said
that lie saw Curran when life blcjcle
(truck a colored man who was crossing
Four-and-a-half street.
Curran had been employed as a book
keeper by Vt hentley Brothers, and lie Iea es
widow aod two children.
TBnt Col. Colt's Suit Amilnst Van
Ale-n Still Stnml-,.
Providence, R. I., Kov. 10. The pro
ceedings Tor divorce began last month
by Mrs. Elizabeth W. Colt, a social leader
of lJristol, have come to a standstill. Tho
failure ot her counsel to secure the slight
est evidence to establish her allegation
of ndultery against Ool. Samuel Pomeroy
Colt -will in all probability result In a
withdra wal of the pcUtion f roni Uiesupremo
court. Her lawyers are denouncing tho
New Ilampshlro witnesses who were on
hand at Conway to makedepositlons.
It was believed a week ago that some
Important evidence might bo found in New
Tort, but it is Jiow conceded Uiat only
statements of doubtful value are avail
able here. It is thought that the lawyers
for Mrs. Colt made a mistake In filing
the divorce petition prematurely before
they had secured their New Hampshire
evidence relating to an alleged episode
at Jackson, In the White Mountains. Mrs.
Colt's divorce petition -will bo withdrawn
or dismissed Just as soon as her lawyers
can do so without great publicity.
Tho end of the divorce case docs not
In the least affect tho standing on the court
docket of the suit of Col. Colt against
James O. Van Alen for $200,000 for
alienating his wife's affections.
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m lOJii 7th bt. N. W. Em
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I Great j
II oday I
Epworth League Convention
Brought to a Close.
It Preceded tho Ktcnltic; Session nnd
Wits of mi liitoreMli'K Churnetor.
Weiitlier Did Not Keep tho Young
Foll.s Attiij Consecration Meeting
nt Foundry Church.
The firth annual convention f the Dis
trict Epworth League adjourned Bine die
last night at Toundry M. E. Church There
wnsa notably lare gathering at thechurch,
which filled theaudltorium and thegallirics.
The two specially interesting features of
the meeting were the ndlress or ths venera
ble bishop of Africa, Uev. Dr. William
Tajlor, and a consecration service which
was conducted by that distinguished d.
vlnc. The presiding officer of the eenlng was
the Uev. Luther U- Wlt-on. D. J), pre
siding efclerol the District, with -him on the
rostrum being Dr. O. A. llruwn, pastor of
the church; bishop Taylor, and the Revs.
The Methodist clergy of the District were
well represented a great many of them oc
cupilngscatslnthcaudleueenearlhopulplt. BISHOP TAVLOR'S ADDRESS.
After tho customary song serice and
prayer an address wns made by Dr. Brown
in which he welcomed the great assem
blage to the church and to participation in
the exercises, He also spoke of the duties
consecration for any work In which tho
congregation or Individuals could be en
gaged. He made a particularly felicitous
introduction or bishop Tailor, who is the
guest with his wife nnd sou, of Mr. B. H.
fatinema?, 1531 P street.
Ills theme last c tiling ns the relation of
children to the Kingdom or God bringing
them to Christ being the surest way for the
redemption of the world.
Hundreds oT people gave in their testi
mony at the loe feast and consecration
services, ihe meeting being closed with
the benediction by Rev. Dr. Wilson.
As was expected, the rally of Iho Juniors
of the Epworth League yesterday after
noon, at Metropolitan M. E. Church, was
a decidedly interesting arfair. The wea
ther tried very hard to keep the joung
people at home, but it failed. The
attendance was, therefore, more than
was expected, the bojs and girls taming
out in numbers to hear the addresses and
music of the programme.
The officers and quite a number of the
members or the Epworth League, together
with the Rev. Dr. Hugh Johnston, pastor
of the church, and the Rev. Dr. L. B.
V.'llson, were present to encourage the
Juniors, and altogether they had a most
edifying and satisfactory afternoon. The
superintendent of the Junior League, the
Rev H. B. Leech, presided. Pror. W. T.
rainier, of Trlnlt Chapter, was In charge
of the music
The opening address was made by the
superintendent, he being follow ed by Mrs.
M. M Mitchell, the newly elected second
vice president, who spoke on the general
sabjecl otitic Juulors. She madea powerful
p'.ca for them and described their power
and force and effect In the general organ
ization. A slngularl happy address was mads
by Miss Katharine J. Laws of Fouudry
Chapter. Her subject was "Reverence"
which sl.e treated in relation to the floral
and brute kingdom, for old age. for on's
parents, for the national flag, the church,
Uie Bible and tho name of Jesus.
This was followetl by a brief practical
talk from the new treasurer. Mr. Austin,
who took occasion to acknowledge the
honor done him by tnsrltction to Ihls office.
A pleasant IltUe address was delivered
by Miss Delia Craiub, in whle-h she adverted
to the o-opcratio:i between Uie Juniors and
thciroffiicrs, which had madetheurganlza
tioa so bJetvssfai and which co-ojeration
she trusted wnjld wotk' under her ad
ministration Rev. Dr 'WiLMm talked to the young peo
ple in a delightfully Informal way and in
such manner as insured the attention and
interest of his audience. His lessons were
those of duty, obedienie and affection for
their officers.
The musical programme inddded a vocal
solo by Prof. Palmer and the singing In
chorus of the beautiful and appropriate
closing hymn, "God bo with you till we
meet again."
The benediction was by the Rev- -Dr.
Johnston. Br Johnston lias been very
constant in his attendance at the meet
ings, being the pastor or thechurch which
has one of the largest chapters in the city
A t Fouudry M.E Church yesterday morn
ing Epworth League sermons were preached
at 11 o'clock by Presiding Elder Wilson
and Rev. Oliver A Brown, D. D the
pastor. The former chose for his theme
"The duty of the Epworth League to the
church," and the latter. "The duty of tho
church to the Epworth League." Both
discourses we-re practical and able presenta
tions. Miss GroTe Altsche'r sang a solo
Thef loral display was tasteful and In keep
ing with the league colors, white and red.
Greatsaleof dry goodstodaj at Drj Goods
Trading Companj, 1020 Seventh street.
Huttle l)aU .Met a Horrible Tate In
Baltic Davis, a colored w oman, between
forty five and firty years of age, was burned
to death shortly after 9 o'clock last night
at he-r home in Ale-xnndria. The woman
lived in a luiub'e-down shanty In Price's
alley, a email court between Prince and
King streets and Union and Lee.
George Betty, a white man residing in
the neighborhood, wns passing down the
stre-ct when he heard screams issuing from
the alley. He Tan into the court and
located the sounds in the hut occupied by
Hat tie Davis. The door was fastened, but
he burst it open nnd discovered the old
colored woman sitting in a chair, en
veloped in flames. He dragged her to tho
outer air and extinguished the fire, but
not before she had been fatally burned. She
died k ithln fifteen minutes of the time as
sistance reached her, death probably re
sulting from inhaling the flames.
Greatsaleofdry goodstodaj at I) rj Goods
Trading Company, 1026 Seventh street.
Thrco Too FcstlveCIt Irons.
Robert Hall and Vincent Bell, brick
layers, and Henry Brown, a clerk, will
plead in the police court this morning
to charges or disorderly conduct. Po
licemen Auldridge and Barnes of No. 2
locked tho men up late Saturday night.
Piitte-n Shoolk do Bones.
James Patten engaged In a game of
crap in "Swampoodle" last night. Ho
is now In No. 2 station-house, whither
lie was brought by Policeman Vnnder
walker. Gone to Shoot Dnckn.
Policeman E. M. Jctt or the Eighth pre
cinct has gone on a ten days' hunting trip
In Maryland.
Great sale of dry goods todayat Dry Goods
Trading Compiny, 102G Seventh street.
I S a very
place to trade
every one who has
ever dealt here will tell
you so.
You can' t find a bigger
variety anywhere and
h e i n rr makers first
hands assures you of a
saving-. ?
Ought to hear the
men complimenting the a
r-. r -v 3
nt or our overcoats.
"Half the tailors
couldn't do as well,"
say many of 'em.
A whole floor full of
every kind that's worth
having kinds that
wear as well as they
$9 to $35 means $10
to S45 elsewhere.
Try us once if we
don't please you as well
as you're used to being g
pleased, don t continue
iiiseman uros
i Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch toro in Washington.
, AjHf?im&Mhytf tairtwaBaaa
On That Account He Was HoM for
Contempt of Court.
Question ItuUed Whether a ifnii Cun
He Compelled to Imbibe to Pro
mote tho Ends of Justice.
Wieblta, Kan., Nov. 10. William Meyer, ' Klmlle' tlicgnWiUvlueeloqneiillrdrv rloed
seeretary or tho Anheuser-Busch Browing ImT roval iiiagtlfh-Mice or E Wmzzar's
.1 .1 i im ,i. ,., ,ws. I court, uazal tig mtu Jewtls and pule and
AsiOe-iatlon agency In this city, wns onleresl. gorgtois rubles. --
ewuiiilltcd to Jail by Judge Tinker or ".Yfjpbjcts crash; decanters rattle. There
contempt or e-ourt last night. come In ihe obscene wmg. and the drunken
Tho rnuso of contctunt is vcrv peculiar--hiccough- and the slaienng lip. and tho
mo eauso or conicmpi, is very peculiar ffw of 10iollc )auKnteT, bursting from
and is said to be the Iltstof the kind oe- luc ljp, ot prnccs, flushed, reeling blood
currlng In the United States. The assistant shot: while minvltng witlr It all I hear,
-.. i -- arw..... .., Huufl! huzza! rdr ffreat E-l-Ji izzarl"
aiioine; KCUCiai r ao lummiuui, - "'
named Herron for a Mo.at.on of .he pro J
hlbitory liqour law. Herron s Ikmors wcrn .
brought into court nnder the search raid
-" 4
uy 1
seizure clause ot the law. Expert tratutii
was required to prove to me ry It-at what
seemed to be beer was beer and hun-e in- j
Meyer was subpenacd as an expert wit
ness, aod in bis examination he stau-d he
knew by taste oaly that lx.tr was beer.
Just then the Judge ordered thee-ourt
bailiff to pull a cork, which was done. The
Judge presented tho bottle to Me j cr antVor
dered him to drink it in order to testify
to tho charailer of its contents. Mejcr re
fused to drink tho beer and the judge im
mediately Issued a commitment, sending
him to Jail for contempt. Habeas corpus
proe-eedings were immediately commenced
and tho papers are now in the hands of the
orfle'crs to serve upon the Jailer.
Lanjers arc divided in their opinion as
to whether a Judge can exercise authority
to the extent ot e-orupelling a witness to
drink Inloxie-ants In the Interest of Justice.
Two Hoys linn Off With Mr. Cury'
While patrolling his beat last night
Policeman McDonnell saw two boys act
ing suspiciously In a wagon drawn by a
large black .horse.
He hailed the lads and told them to stop.
Instead of obejlng they alighted from the
vehicle and ran off. The horse and wagon
were taken to No. 8 station
It was learned later that the rig be
longed to Cary, the beer manufacturer, and
had bceu stolen from In front of No 921
T street northwest.
I -$5,000.-
Five thousand dollars' ss
$ worth of Shoes which
SS must bo closed out at and 11
below cost. We mean ex-
tt actly what we say, as we
iS donotwanttocarryasin- S
gle pair with us if we can ?
help it. Those who are
$S not wise enough to take $
this opportunity will miss ??
a chance to buy Shoes at
a great sacrifice. They
are going to soil at tho fol-
lowing prices
Men's B, 3.50 end $4 Tatent Y
Leather Shoes: tome of tho (TO Cfl 8
?) best makes reduced to..... 4)Z,3U (
) Men's t S and SIM Calf Shoes O Cil
Seduced to 4Z.3U
i Men's S3 nnd JiSO Tan Shoes (TO flfl li.
Keluceato 4)Z,UU
? Men's 12 and KS0 Calf Shoes. C I Cfl 'I
?? Keducodto 4I,UU (i
Men's 11.50 Satin Calf Shoes. (Finn C(
lteduecd to 4M.UU
Ladles' 3 and J3 M Vld Kid 01 fin ?
ButtonShoes Keduccd to J)i..ii yi
Ladles' JS and fl50 TJongola 55
" KidGuttonbhoos.small sizes (ft rn )
lto4, AloE. Beducod ta 4,3U )
Lndles' X1.T3 and $1 50 Donee-
la Kid Button or Lace, ele. (PI n r
gant styles. lEednced to.. 4l,0 (&
Boys fl.S3 and SI SO School (f I nfl il
Shoes. Keducedto 4I.UU )
Ladles' COe llubbers, best nr.
quality. Reduced to QG if
Misses' SI S and S1.53 Donso- )
la Button Shoes. Kobt. l)ix
and other makes. Ke- C I nfl ff
dncedto $I.UU
805 Pa. Ave,
capitoi am.
i Sale
J r-1
Dr. Talmage Again Addresses
an Immense Throng.
Vivid Word-Picture of the Famous
Orjjy mid tln LewsoiiK It Convoys.
Hundred WcroAttiluTiirncd Am uy
From tho Church Tho Tliiinl.siilv-
iiK Sermon.
The eloquent Dr. Talmage tontiimes to
atlrjet to the Tlrst Presbyterian Church
that "cloud nf witnesses," of whom he
spoke with such fervor and Interest in his
inaugural sermon as copastor of tliat
church. There wasprcse-nt last nlshtduriug
tlmdeilvcry o the sermon, the textor which
Is giie'n below, an immense congregation
In the church, one of the features of the
as.-K.mbl.ige being the great numLer who
stoiKl during the delivi ry. As usual the-re
were other hundreds who railed tu find
standing room, although they came early
with the hope of getting a position any
where wllhln the four walls of the church.
The solo at the oircrtory was sung by
ilrs. William L. Wilson, the gifted soprano
or Ihe choir. She sang Falkenotein's "Ave
Vc-rum," using the text "Je-us, I my cross
have taken."
It will be or Interest to the public to be
Informe-d that at the special request or
Rev. Dr. Sunderland, pastor or the church.
Dr. Talmage will deliver the morning ser
mon on Thanksgling Day.
Dr Tahuage''s subject as Brlshazzar.'s
feast, the text being "In that night Iiel
shazz.ir, the King or the Chaldeans, slain."
As he concluded the text Dr. Talmage
leaned forward and In his gre-at ice lru-pn-sfcUis
rrom Its very volume, said:
"Night was about to come down on
Bab) ion. The shadows or her two hundred
and firty lowers begin to lengthi n. The
Kunhrates rolleil on, touched by Hie' riery
splendors of the setting sun; .mil gnte-s
of bras, burnisheil and glittering, opened
ami shut like doors of flame.
"The hinging gereiens or bubylou, wet
with the heavy ilew, begun to pour, from
starlit floners and drliiplujle-ar, a rrogrance
Tor many miles around. The stree-ts and
squares urc lighted for dance and nolle
Fiut promenade. The the-ntcrs and gal
leries of art invited the wealth, and pomp
ami grandeur or the city to rare enter
tainments. Scencsof riot and wassail were
mingled In ncry sfnel, and cihIIi-m mirth,
nnd outraecoua ce-.i and snle'iidld wlckeil-
1 ne.i cmne to the- king's pa! ice, to do their
migniiest ueciis la uarwues!.
"Open wide Che gates ond let the guests
coineluu The chamlierlainsaudcup-be'arers
are all ready. Hark to the rustle of the
sllks.nud lottCcarolor tlnrinuslc! Seethe
blaze of the JfiveLs! Lift tho lianners. Fill
the cups. Clap the cymbals Blow the
trumpets. Let the night go-by with song,
tongue be pal-oca that will uot say, "O. King
Belshamr. llveloreviT.' "
Then followed, a wonderful word picture
of that great otgy, Inshort.crlspsentinwa.
alternations iwllh periods rounded i.d
rtivtluiiical. snarVlirc with adjective and
.ivrhnf Is fhnl mi tile llI.IKIPriDIT of the
Js t f.. The music stops. Tn.- goblets
rji rrom the. ncrvehs grmp. There Is a.
11UI iiuiji ill
thrill. Thci
and lolccd
There-is a ktart. There Is u.thous
eisl i-hriek or horror. Lei Daniel
be brought in lo read that writing. He
comes t.i. He rea.ls if "Wilgbe-d in the
balance ami found wanting.' '
"Meanwhile the Mcdes, who for two
ye-ars have tecn lajiug fclege lo Uiat city,
took advantage of that carousal and came
lirr 1 hlrir the-feet of the conquerors on
Ihopalac-e-M.ilcs. JI.i-icre rushes In with
a thousand gleaming kulxes. Death bursts
upon the scene; anil I shut the door or that
bauqut ling hall, for I ilo not want to look.
Them in nothing thero but torn Imnners,
und brole-n wreainx and the slush of up
set tiiiknrds, aiKl the blood of murdered
women, and the kicked and tumbled car
ds of a .lead king. For "In the night
was Bel-hazrar, the ting of the Chaldeans,
"I go on to learn toute lessons from all
this. I learn that when Uod -nrltrM any
thing on the wall, a man had belter Tead it
as it Is. Unnitl did not mWntcrpre't or
umdlfv the handwriting on the wall. It is
all foolishness to e-xpect a minister of the
Uosixd to preach always things that the
people like, or the people chooe.
"Young men of Washington, whatshatll
preach to you tonight? bhall I tell ou of
the dignity of human nature? Shall I
till you of the nondfrs that our race has
accooipIWie-d? 'Oh! no,' you sa; 'tell me
the message that came from God.' I will.
If lh-re Is any I'.irdn riling on the wall, it
Is lliislesson 'i:--ntl Accept ot Christ
and lie .-nedl' I might talk of a great
many other things; but that is the mes
sage, anel o 1 declare 11.
"Another hsun that comes to us tonight,
there Is a great dlfferenee between the
opening or tne hannatt or sin and ltsloe.
oung man. ir yon had looked In upon tho
banquet in the first few hours, jou would
have wished 3 ou had been Imitesl there,
and ewild sit at the Teast. 'Old the
grandeur or I'clstiazzar's reaHP you would
hae said; but von loolc In nt the elose of
the banquet nnd your blood e-urdlcs with
horr.,r The Kiiur of Terrors lias there a
ghostlier liuqjei; hu.unn blood Is the wine
. . . i ..... .. Ik. .......I.. S.ln l.nn
aim ii.iug iikiiii uie im; iMiiaii. iiii ii
made "itselt a kiug in the earth. It has
crowned Itself. It has spread a banquet
It inites all the world to come to it. It
has hung in its banqueting hall the spoil"
or all kingdoms nnd the banners or all
mtlons. It has gathered Trotu all musle-.
It has strewn, Trom its wealth, the tables
ami floors nnd nnhes. Anil vet how orten
is that banquet brofcen up, and how horrible
is Its end! river and noon there Is a hand
writing on the wall. A king rails. A great
Cliprilis nrrcsiesi. liieMievniii wkkmihi-vi
eiHHK UKlUll'l vim, q juufllll-lie, llblT nil
armed host, breaks in upon the banquet,
and that night is Belshazzar, the king ot
the Chaldeans, slain.
"Good night, my joung friends! may you
have rosy sleep, guanleil by him who never
slumbers! May jou awako In the morn
ing strong and well! But oh! art thou a
despiser of God? Is this thy last night on
earth? Should'st thou be awakened In
the night by something, thou knowestnot
what, and there be shadows floating in
the room, and a handwriting on the wall,
and you feel that your last nour Is come,
and thero be a fainting at the heart, nnd a
tremor in the limb, and a catching of the
brealh then thy doom would be but an
echo of the words of the tc-u: 'In that
night was Uelshazzar, the king ot the
Chaldeans, slain."
"Oh! that my Lord Jesus would now
make bimseir so attractive to your souls
that you cannot resist him; and H jou
have never prayed before, or have not
prayed since those days when you knelt
down nt yiur mother's knee, then that to
night you might pray, saying:
Just as I am, without one plea
But that, thy blood was shed lor me,
And that tnou bld'st me come to thee;
O Lamb ot God, I cornel
"But If you cannot think .of so long a
prayer as that, I will give you a shorter
prajer that ou can sat 'God be merci
ful to me, a sinncrl' 0r if you cannot
think of so long a prayer as that, I will
give you a still shorter one that jou may
utter, 'Lord save me, or I perishl'- Or,
if that be too long a prayer, jou need not
make it. Use the word 'Help!' Or, If
that be too long a Word, you need not use
any word at all. Just look and live!"
I Jewelry;
Is exquisite tost nnd Tiriaty
at remarkably low prices.
1225 FSt. N.
They Possibly Go to Dine, or
Possibly to Eat Dinner.
Si-eneH In n Not Kiclunlvo Cafe, Wlioro
lllrdxof Uvoryl'retty Feather Fjoc-k
Tonetlior nnd Order According to
TiiHto or Impuli-e.-) of Economy or
Show of Eplcure-iiii Knowledge.
The old distinction between dining nnd
eating dinner will neer be eradicated so
long as the restless American lhes to
b"liee that time is monej-and money only.
There used to and are still places whero
they go only for dinner. It is not strange,
though, that in a city that is fast assum
ing the cosmopolitan atmosphere as Wash
ington is, a place'may be found wbero
people do both.
There Is a restaurant In this cltj. not
more than a hundred miles rrom the
Capitol, where the people who enter do
so with either the Intent to enjoy them
sehes or to feed themselves.
They nro usually eminently suco'Hiful
In whlrhcver course thej- pursue. Amuse
ment comes for the waiting to be who
will sit at one of the round tables and
keep hLs eyes open.
Every Washlnglonlan at some time In
bis life goes to thls-fooa dlspensnrj.
Others go oftcner. Still others go dally.
Strangers neek it on their visit to the
Capital. The menu runs from basso pro
fundo to pianissimo. From good and sub
stantial to dangerous and dynpepsla-cnurt-Ing
The place has the regulation restaurant
look, mirrors and electric fans give it
that. The table linen varies in purity
of tone from the light to Uie darker
jaris of the room. By the front windows
and under the rear skylight It la eve'r
qioile&ft In other parts of the rocm it is
never bad, however.
Just as the observer gets fairly se-atcd
in conieba jierson who has never besm there
before. Anyhow, that was the expe'rlence
of The Times re-jKirter when bo seated
hlmseir at one of the tables the othcrday.
The new ccmer was a nice-looking, middle
aged gentleman of more than medium
weight He ru'red as he tat down, The
waiter banded him the menu card.
The caiable-s were arranged in depart
ments, tLc plain fcods and the delli .teles
being tlasfcd together. The puffing man
-nadtd boldly in ai.d began jieruslng the
card He got down the cover page without
saying anything and as he turned to begin
on the entrees the colored waiter lurched
over to bis left foot like an excursion
steamer sblftirg he-r crowd toward the
wharf side. The waiter was tired of stand
ing on his right foot. After another ap
parently endless round of waiting, inter
rupted only by the labored putting of the
new arrival, he ordered He took only
"an onion steak and trimmings."
When it came he ate it as though it was
the meal or his life and Inwardly patted
himself for his fcagaclty In ordering such a
layout from so stupendous a reserve-.
It Is not always the new-comers that 60
closely read theblll of fare through. There
are lots of people that go to this and
other restaurants, who each time as care
fully go over the list as though It was
thedaily iiaper or some piece of choice
A tbln man sat on the other side of the
room. His clothes hung very loosely about
his frame and gave thaprearanceof being
much too large for blm. He was nervous
nnd eager to get away appaiently. After
looking down Uie card, be wound up sud
lenly by ordering Iced tea, a cheese sand
witch and a piece of fruit cake. When he
had cleired away the outfit as completely
as a prairie fire licks up town lots, in nn
enterprising trans-Mississippi region, ho
called for a piece of apple pie and a glass
t milk. He grabbed the check from
the waiter, paused nervously at the cash
ier's desk and was gone.
The nervous man had hardly had time
to turn the corner when a Jolly compnny
entered. It consisted of two. Tbelr com
bined weight would not fall far short of
half a thousand. There scon Id easily
arise a controversy as to which was the
larger. They moved over to the table
where the thin man had sat and she took
his chair. The other mcmtwr or the party,
who was her husband, squeezed in the chair
opposite her and between the table and the
She began to remove her gloves nnd gaze
at the faces aremnd her as lie hunted down
the list.
"Vhat shu golnl to taker' he queried.
"Anything you like," she replied, in
unbroken English, and continued her gaze
about lt"e room.
The waller brought an order both
alike that began with noodle soup. In
addition came Frankrurt sausage and
fcauerkrant. lamb Tries, shrimp salad, rye
bread, and two or three vegetables.
The two laughed and talked all the time
the-y ate. He spoke in his broken English
with German accent and she In her plain
American. She knew her parents' mother
tongue, though, and when he leaned over
and said a hair dozen sentences in sotto
voce German she laughed most heartily.
They ate and ate until It became a
problem whether the man would be able
o get away rrom his chair unless the table
was moved or a hole was cut In the wall.
Tlicy enjoyed their dinner, apparently, and
when thev began on thebeeroa-h -named a
Schweitzer sandwich to cat with It. When
they got uponeknew they had dined.
The hour had grown late nnd there began
to be more dining and less eating done.
That does not mean, though, that less is
wten. A young blonde, vivacious and
stunning, camo in with her escort. Sho
wore a bonnet or the dcscnptionornnowcr,
i row or beads and a fastening, and It wns
plain that she came to be seen. The joung
man, who was even more stylishly
attired than she, was proud of her, but she
elid not seem over-zealous about him. TLcy
began and slowly moved down through
the oysters, soup and fish.
Just enough of each was left to look well,
orfor that matter nothingatall was some
tlnicsleft ard on otlieroccaslonscverylhlng
was left untouched, so thatit always looked
well. That is, one got the impression by
the time they Iiae started on the entries
they hail dineel earlier. When the roast was
served one began to forget them, and si hen
the glace tortonl came, one's attention lias
entirely diverted, nnd he almost forgot
tliat the young man called for a qnart of
oxtra dry as though he did It every dinner
A trio came in together. They were frtra
the comic opera that happened to be hero
that week. That was plain, they could have
come from nowhere else. One girl wns
demure and petite and the other i.ts of
the new woman variety. The latter wns
clad In a gray plaid coat, cut much after
the fashion of .that worn by her escort,
and fell away rrom a collar ana thlrt
bosom similar to his.
Alphonso, that was what they called htm,
did the ordering, and the rapidity with
which they stored away what was sit
before them was truly astonishing. Every
thing, rrom ojsters to cheese, went down
with the assistance or so many quarts of
liquids, that it was alarming to think
where It was all stored.
Almost every one had gone by that
time, though the new woman leaned back
and declared she had had enough. Then
they began to discuss shop talk. Both wete
evidently in the front row, and the man
sang a leading part. Tho new woman had
been studying some lines through, nnd fhe
soon expected to do greater things. She
looked for the dawning of a better day,
and a they all began to reach for thelr
wraps, she said in a sharp, contralto voice:
"In good. Queen Elizabeth's reign
In a decent and virtuous age.
That they ne'er might give modesty pam,
No female appeared on the stage.
But, lo! what a change time affords".
The ladles, 'mong other strange things.
Call for helmets, for breeches and swords.
And act senators, heroes and kings."
Money Matters Nearly Caused a
Crisis in the Company.
MIhs Stuoy YY One and Sho Given a
Vi-rwton of tlio DlMurhnnce Dlgby
Bell Slid to llavo eirly Quit Buck
SuluricH AhMltfiicd uh tiio l'riueipul
Cauoc ComlKiny Goes South.
A comedy uot down on the programme
was enacted behind the scenes of the Na
tional Theater, baturday night, soon after
the curtain fell ou the last act of "Nuncy
Tor sometime past there has been a mis
understanding about the terms of their con
tract between Mr. Dlgby Bell, the leading
comedian and star or tho company, and
Mr. Tyler, the manager. Mr. Bell's con
tract called for six performances a week
and a imilluee on Saturday. Ever since
the company started out, some five weeks
ngo, it has bceu their custom upon coming
to a theater where Wednesday matinees
were the rule, lo give an arternoon per
formance on that day.
Although this custom entailed asking from
Mr. Bell more than his contract called for.
be has cheerfully consented to It and gone
ou every Wednesday without objection.
Upon the company reaching Washington,
however, from where it has gone South
for an extended tour, Mr. Bell called Man
ager Tyler's attention to tho clause In his
contract, uhich virtually prohibited Wed
nesday inailnees, and asked If some ar
rangement could not be made whereby
be Mould be assured that It would not
again be broken.
It is a well known fact that when the
opera "A'ancy Leo" was first set on in Balti
more it proied to be a failure. When
this was discovered word wassent to New
York for a skilled llbbrettest and the opera
was u hipped into Miape.
No expense was spared to make the piece
a success, and it was backed flnanciaUy by
Mr. Knabe, the piano manufacturer, an
almost uullmited amount was at the com
mand nf the management. Not withstand
ing ail these efforts the piece has proved
lo be a good deal of a lizzie, and it vias
said last night by a gentleman in a position
to know, that it has lost money almost
from the opening night.
When the company readied Washington
they were In a state of uncertainty and
apprcneuMou as to what was to be done.
The action of Mr. Bell in bringing up the
question of mid week matinees only pre
cipitated the crisis. On Thursday night
it was said Mr. Bell positively refused
to go ou unless certain moneys due blm,
amounting to $-10, were forthcoming.
As the management was unable to supply
the amount, Mr. Rapley. the manager of the
theater, generously advanced the sum
From then until the end of the eek the
affairs of the company were at a strong
tension. Mr. Knabe refused to go deeper
Into his pocket. On Saturday night after
tho performance, Mr. Bell again sug
gested to Mr. Tj ler that someaclion should
be taken to guarantee him against farther
violations of his contract on the coining
southern tour. In reply Mr. Tyler sug
gested that Mr. Bell and his wife were
at jierfect liberty to leave the company
then and there, and that it would not
bo dirricult to supply their places in the
cast. Mr. Bell immediately ordered his
luggage sent from the theater to his hotel
and engaged an attorney to represent him
In the matter.
Mr. Knabe was telegraphed to come over
from Baltimore, and after half the night
had been spentlnarguments and conferences
the matter was adjusted to the satisfaction
or alt parties concerned. This settled tSe
disputed points between Mr- Bell and the
management, but the financial side of the
question was still open to argument-
Although the chorus people had received
their salary, and In some cases were in
debt to Mr. Tyler, it appeared that a
number of the principals had not been
paid, and In scleral caes had two or three
weeks' salary due them.
They refesed absolutely to leave the tlty
or to allow the baggage to be removed
rrom their hotels until the matter was
settled. So uncertain was the fnture
of the company that the trunks belonging
to Mr. anel Mrs. Bell did not leave their
hotel until after 4 o'clock jestcrday,
nlthocch the train was to leave for Atlanta
at 4.30 o'clock.
As it wns three of the most prominent
members of the cast remained behind and
will return to New York today. They
preferred to leave the company here rather
than risk the perils of a series of one
niglit stands In the distant South and
the uncertainties of an unpromising future.
Miss Delta Staccy, the clever little
soubretteof the company, was one of those
who remained In the city.
When seen at her hotel last night she
talked quite frankly about the trouble.
Miss Stacey said:
"I Informed Mr. Tyler over a week ago
that I should tie compelled to leave the com
pany at Washington If salaries were not
paid more promptly. Things have been
going from bad to worse for sometime past,
anel they reached a clim.Tclast night, when
we werelnformed that our hotel bills would
be paid, but that we would have to wait
another week Tor our salary."
Mr. Bick, the personal representative nf
Mr. Knabe. came over rmin Baltimore to
try and persuade Miss Staccy to take the
night train last evening and rejoin the com-
Ail Wasligtosi
"How can you sell clothing
so cheap?'
The reason is that we must meet
ihe note held by Bergher Bros.,
Syracuse, for $15,885.18. December
2d is the limit by which we have to
raise this amount, and raised it must be,
or we shall be compelled to close our
doors. '
$19,000.10 1U m MBhU
Finest Ovei-coats, Suits, Trousers, Chil
dress and Boys'1 Clothing are actually
being slaughtered at less than wholesale
cost to enable us to get the money so
urgently needed in lime. This is your
opportunity of a lifetime for such
goods at suchprices can never be dupli
cated in the future. Dire necessity cont
pelsjhis great sale.
311 Seventh St. N. W.
r OT3 or difference) betwaan
- "loud" etylo and "oorreet."
r EQU1RES Judgment to avoid
the one while seeklnn the
INTAKES It easier for you ir
your hatter has used Judg
ment. MOT a shape In our Una
11 of S2.40 Hats that a
GENTLEMAN couldn't wear.
Franc & Son,
Corner 7th and D.
For Ladiea.
for Instance with Its load of
Ladles' Fine Kid Button Shoes for
Ladles In all sizes, with
and Common Sense
pany In Atlanta, but she refused absolutely
to go.
Botb Miss Jewell, the contralto, and Mr.
Lythgoe.the tenor or the company, who also
remained, spoke In the hl;hcat terms of Mr.
Tyler, the manager.
It was stated on excellent authority but
night that Mr. Knabe bad offered hit third
interest in the opera t a gentleman in this
city for $3,000, which U about eme-quartr
of the money he has Invested In the enter
Coroner llnmmett Will Hold an In-que-ct
Over Xettlo Thompson.
The body of Nellie Thompson, who was
drowned in James Creek canal early Bun
day morning, as announced in The Times
of Sunday. lies at the home ot the dead
woman. No. 4 L street southeast. Coroner
Hammett will hold an Inquest at sta
tion No. 4 at 3 p. m. today.
Herman J. Martin, the man In whoss
company she was shortly before she was
drowned, and who gave the alarm, win b
cloely examined. George Chapman, a
colored man, who saw part of the af
fair, will be an important witness. Bo far
as known to the police or the Fourth pre
cinct. Chapman Is the only person who
saw Martin and the Thompson woman near
the K street bridge.
He will testiry that Martin called out to
him thit a woman had fallen in the canal,
and that William asked him to assist in
rescuing her. His testimony will be favor
able to Martin. Martin, It is tald, win
testify that he and the woman were walk
ing alorg K street, nnd that he left her Just
before reaching the ca nal. to go to Dugan's
saloon. Soon after he left her she threw
herself lnlo tho water. He liastened back
to the bridge and sa wher struggling, but
could not save her. He caUed for help, but
before it came the woman drowned.
The police do not share In the story sug
gested by some, that the woman wasmurder
ed. They Ihlnk that tho couple had been
drinking, and that in a fit of desperation
the woman threw herself in the canaL
or it may have been that shefelllnbyaccl
ilenl. In the unguarded condition of the
waterway this might happen. Nettla
Thompson wns Ihe divorced wire nf Chas.
F- Cummlngs, a clerk in Ihe Sixth Audi
tor's ofrice.
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