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THE MOKNE-TG TIMES. gU3f6fl.Tr, DECEMBER 8, 1895.
I XTEKEST In art In Washington Is 1K
1 Ins up a little, so to speak. Tbe cold
weather bas driven the Dolii-mlans in Irmii
the field, and now we fiud them around
cozy studio fires painting away with a
zest for the Christmas bnlidavB, and a.
nappy anticipation of the exhibits that
lire already booted at tne dlirerent gal
Jeriea lor the very near future.
I K especial stimulus to the art interest
at present is the Art Loan Exhibition,
which is running at Convention Hall.
minister, is the most generous contributor,
having loaned the usmicLiUou forty-nine
pictures lrom bis magnificent gallery.
Mr. Parker Maun, Air. G. W. McLauaban
and Mrs. l'hoebe A. Hearst Have also
loaned a number of pictures, and the Cen
tury Company of New 1'orU have added
fifty-four original drawings which make
an unusually interesting collection and an
The old masters are represented by Ku
bens, Van Dvck, Correglo, Paul Potter,
Uuysdael and others. "Hay-making," "For
est and Pool," by Dupre; "Sunset," by
Rousseau; landscape, by Daubigny; "Koad
to Uarblzon," by Diaz; "Evening" and
"Morning," by Carot; "The Approaching
Btorm," by Trayou; "Landscape with Fig
ures," and "The btorm," by Michel, are
all splendid examples of the Uurbazon
"Uouian Model," by Fortuny; 'kelsons
Funeral Car Departing From Greenwich
Hospital," by Turner;, and "Dedham From
the Meadows," y Constable, are other
gems in the gallery.
In the collection nf drawings are four
by Howard llelinlck, the only Washington
artist represented In the exhibition. Cos
taigne, Gibson, Kcmble, Uuniugton, Max
Klepper, Louis Loeb and Eric rape nre the
other prominent illustrators to be seen.
AMONG the earliest exhibitions to be
given by local artists is that of Mr.
Jerome Uhl, which will probably begin
next week at Heitmeuller's on Fourteenth
Among the canvases be will exhibit Is a
full length portrait of Susan 11. Anthony,
painted for the National Women's Suf
Miss Anthony Is represented as Just hav
ing stepped forth on the stage to deliver
an address, holding her manuscript in the
left hand, and the right band resting
lightly on a small table.
She seems to be waiting for the applause
to subside before beginning her address,
expectant but calm, and very natural In
deed. Her gown is a rich crimson velvet,
with flscnu and cuffs of real lace, while the
background shows proscenium botes, the
usual stage trappings being very dimly
Another picture is called "The Jury of
Tuppies." Several little puppies with the
omnipresent "runt" are sitting on a bench
in front of the kmnel, while the old mother
Cog plays the Judge inside the kennel door.
A portrait of Mrs. John Philip Sousa,
which was recently exhibited in New "fork,
and a character portrait of the policeman
at the Boston House corner, besides numer
ous other canvases, will also be shown.
MB. K. N. BROOKE has returned and
Is finishing up some sketches. Ho
sent his large canvas entitled "Halt at the
Pool," to the Philadelphia Academy ex
hibit,' which begins the 2Gth of this month.
AI R. HARRY. BONNELL BRADI01tD very
"' generously furnishes the clever ski-un
at the Ucidorthiscoluiun this week He has
Just returned from Charlottesville, vv here he
made several sketches of the ruins of the
University of Virginia for publication, and
is engaged on several other illustrations,
both serious and comic.
Mil. CHARLES MORRIS YOUNG, a
gold medalist at the Academy of
Fine Arts in Philadelphia, exhibited some
clever water color sketches, painted around
Gettysburg and the Schuylkill river during
the past week This jour.g artlbt's best
work is lu his snow scenes and twilights.
lie expects to leave for Paris soon, to
complete his studies.
OTHER pictures noted the past week
'-' were a large canvas by George Copo
entitled "Bufralo Bill's Outfit," one of
those conventional, stereotyped arrange
ments of trappings, tacked on a door, with
out any particular Interest except detail,
and a vase of chrysanthemums by Mrs.
lVMSBES SHELDON and Temple gave
a very Interesting exhibit of interior
decorations and applied designs at the
Cairo, during the past week.
IN regard to the $200 prize ofrcred by the
Society of the Friends of Art for the
btst portrait, and which is afterward to
become the property of the Corcoran Gal
lery, Mr. Hinckley wishes to say for the
benefit of ttiose who have misinterpreted
the conditions, that the money Is already
assured and deposited, and does not de
pend on the number of members of the
oclcty. The award will be mado, no
matter how small or how large tbo com
petition, granting that the picture has
ME. HINCKLEY has been accorded an
unusual honor by the Art Loan Exhi
bition In New York. The portrait of bis
mother, which he 6ent, was hung on the
line first from the old masters, and was
Quite favorably mentioned by the press.
MR. HOWARD HELMICK is very busy
on a number of pictures for bis ex
hibition, which -will be given at Hcit
meullers on Fourteenth street, early In
January. This exhibition will be antici
pated by lovers of art with a great deal
of pleasure, as Mr. Helmick has not-shown
his work In Washington for several years.
MR. LUCIEN POWELL Is at work on a
naniber of street scenei, and scenes
In Virginia, which he wlllsbow at Fischer's
next month. This Is his first display In
Washington, and be is making an extra
effort to have It a success. One of his
pictures is taken from the Center Market on
busy day. One of bis best street-scenes
U entitled "The Coming Shower," with.
n old mill and a flock of geese In the
MISS SOLOMONS has Jnst finished a
portrait of Mr. R.H.Thayer and Is en
gaged on several studies from life.
MISS SANDS bas a portrait In pastel on
the easel and some model studies in
ME. SPENCER NICHOLS bas In progress
a series of sketches illustrating "The
Haven," and bas "blocked In" an ex
quisite studio decoration over bis flreplac
which Is well drawn and original In com-yesltioD-
nJlSS JULIET THOMPSON gave a studio
IV! tea to a number ur her society and art
friends last Wednesday, which was a very
She showed a number of portraits in pas
tel, the one of her mother, and one of Mr.
George Glbbs, being especially worthy of
A full-length portrait of a child and an
ideal devotional figure of a girl were also
STOltlEb OK 'GENU FIELD.
Playful Jokif. the Poet TjM'd to Prac
tice on Illn Comp.MiluiiH.
'Gene Field, the dead humorist and poet,
was a joker" at all limes. The most of his
humor was never printed, for Jt was con
tinuous in its happening and went forward
every day, trulhlully commeuts one who
evidently knew the poet in the Portland
Evening Press. When he was editor of the
Kansas City Times he found great amuse
ment in annoying one of the staid and re
spectable characters empioved ou the paper.
This was back in the very early SO's.
The gentleman who was the target for
Field's fun was a party called Ferguson.
He was one of the "make-ups" on the
paper, and a staid and dignified gentle
mau. He was Intensely respectable, uud In
Wjnndotte, where he resided. Just over the
line from Kansas City, he was the lender
of a local temperance society. For over a
year Field, ou coming own to the paper
to go to work, would write a personal con
cerning Ferguson. b'oraetunes its phrasing
varied, but geuerajly it ran like this:
"Mr. John Ferguson, the well-known
'make-up' of the Times composing room,
appeared for work jesterdny evening In bis
usual biastly state of Intoxication."
This entertaining bit Field would send
down In some bundle of copy, and tbeotbers
of the composing room, who were In a
fashion of tacit league with Field, would set
it up and say nothing. Poor Ferguson
knew that this awful personal was In their
midst, and every night would go carefully
over every galley for the purpose of locat
ing and killing it. It gave him vast trouble.
Every now and then Field would not write
his petsoual about Ferguson, and then tile
be-deviled Ferguson was worse off than
ever. As long as hecouldn'tfind it It might
still be there. It almost drove the poor man
off the paper. Now and then it escaped his
eagle eye and was printed. On such oc
casions Ferguson's burdens were beyond
tue power of even a Christian spirit to bear.
They tell a story of Field In Kansas
City which shows the quickness of .his in
vention and the earnest kindness of bis
heart. He was going to bis room about
3 one morning. Just after the paier was
"up." On the other side of the street bis
attention was called by a row. A sturdy,
policeman had captured two heavily-loaded
printers, and despite their maudlin ex
postulations was dragging them to tbe
bastile. Field's kind heart bled for the
poor printers. They were on bis paper,
An Idea seized Mm. His room was near
at hand, nnd he hurriedly climbed the stairs
to the third story, which he Inhabited,
and standing near the open window, he
"Murder! Murder! Help' Help!" and
all in a shrill falsetto voice.
The policeman In charge of the un
happy printers stopped irresolute. Very
evidently a wuman was being murdered.
Should he go to her rescue or should he
hang on to his drunken printers. It took
only a moment to decide. He cast the
two followers of Ben Franklin from lilm
and flew swiftly to the rescue. By the
time be bad climbed the stairs to Field's
floor that humorist vvas in Led and ap
parently aIeep. The policeman poked
about for fifteen minutes before he con
vinced himself that no blood had been
shed, pending which the printers had made
an intelligent escape. The policeman
afterward told the story to his mates and
declared that the cries came from the
banshee of bis family, who It would seem
was wont to howl Just before the death
of some member of the noble household
It patronized. The policeman, however.
Is yet alive.
Indian 'PrivilefrG In Mnlne.
There is trouble among the Tcnobscot
Indians at Indian Island, Oldtown, twelve
miles from Bangor, the home of the largest
and most Important Indian tribe In Maine,
over nn order of the Maine Central railroad,
just Issued, that they must pay full fare
when traveling on that road.
For sixty years the Indians have been
allowed to pay the same fare as children,
the custom having Its origin here. When
the Bangor & Vesie, the first railroad In
Maine, was built, the road carried many
Indians up river, and Gen. Samuel Vesie,
of this city, then the wealthiest man In
Maine, who was president of the road, al
lowed the Indians to ride at children's
rates and for the sixty 5 ears since the
custom has continued.
Tbe Indians declare that If the Bangor
A Aroostook railroad follows the example
of the Maine Central they will bring suits
for heavy damages against the company.
They claim that the road, formerly the
Bangor & Piscataquis, was allowed to cross
Orson and Block Islands without paying
damages, provided Indians were allowed to
ride for half fare forever. Boston Herald.
Turn, Yum, Tumi
Tbe freshman class of Vassar, according
to our contemporary, the Uptown Visitor,
have agreed upon a class yell of which here
are the first two divisions:
"Turn, yum, yum,
We chow gum."
Whether this Is a good yell or not can be
left to the criticisms of Vassar's expert con
temporaries; but we are chocked tb bear
that Vassar girls proclaim uver all the
housetops that they chew gum. Gum, if
chewed at all, should be chewed in the
privacy of one's own apartments, and the
less said about It the better. Gum chewing
is a vulgar and unladylike habit. New
A Cold Flas Lyric
Farewell to all the violets
At borne and round about;
The winter winds are whistling
Farewell to rosy poems.
They are gone, beyond a doubt;
And enter songs of sleighing.
I feel the timbers shiver,
I bear tbe housemaid shout:
The children need more kiwer,
At the E Street Baptist Church this
morning Mrs. Stewart will sing "The
Voyage," the muslo of which Is tbe com
position of Mr. Percy B. Foster and the
words aro by Mr. Carleton Hughes. It
was given for tbe first time at the last
Tehearsal of tho Moody choir.
" At St. Stephen's on Christmas Day tho
following song service will be rendered:
Warner's '"To Dcutn," Buck's jubilate,
"Teach me Thy ways, O Lord," by Tor
rent. Miss Draper will sing tho ofrertory.
At the Church of the Immaculate Con
ception today the choir will render Schu
bert's mass In B fiat. It will be Its rirst
presentation in this city.
Mr. Henry White, musical publisher, an
nounces two new compositions by local mu
sicians. "Rlolto March"," Waller Wllmuth;
"Jonadab March," by Reynolds and Fick
erell. Messrs. Droop i Sons, "October
Morning," by Thorald Jerichan; "Q. N. and
I. College Mazurka," by Carrie S. Liggett.
While "The" Athlete March," by ranclulli,
is dedicated and sold at the C. A. Cfair
Messrs. Sanders & Stayman gave nn
organ to the teachers' bazaar, and a hand
some music box to St. Vincent's Orphan
The Moody choir have been Invited to
participate in the great temperance mass
meeting that will be conducted about the
middle of this month In this city by John
There will be n Christmas cantata en
titled "St. Nicholas" given about the 7th
of this month at the E-Htreet Uiptlst Church
for the benefit of the Suudav-school music
The musical program of the Unity Club
held 011 Wednesday at the Litchfield was
of great excellence. Mrs. Daisy L Fox
executed Greig's "Concerto" for tbe piano
In n masterly m.uiuer. Mrs. Tox was one
of Washington's pianists who won special
distinction at the Columbian Exposition.
Miss May L. Corley, accompanied by Mr.
Ward, gave "Hosemondc." Miss Bertie
lielchenback sang two. numtx'rs, with violin
obligate accompanied by Miss Ulke on
piano. Miss Florence Henri King on the
The Christmas music of the Sixteenth
Street Baptist Church will be contributed
by the members of the Capital Glee Club
and tbe Rubeustcln.
Mrs. Nellie McCarthy, known to operatic
fame us Helen Lament, is In the city.
Miss Hester Armstrong Is the secend
pupil of Mrs. 11. II. Mills, who has gone
upon the stage. Miss Armstrong is oung,
and bas a good contralto voice. She has
been a member of Epiphany Church choir
and the Choral Society. Her lust public ap
pearance here was In Mrs. Mills' pupils'
concert. Her numbers, "He was a Prince."
and "Kept In." were heartily applauded
on that occasion.
Mrs. F. L. Earringer intends giving a
series of monthly musicales after the holi
days for the benefit of her pupils and thtlr
friends, nt her studio. No. 1433 Q street
The opera 'Tinafore" will be produced
by Trof. George W. Lawrence and his vocal
pupils early In February. Prof. Lawrence
bas quite a number of talented pupils who
will no doubt reflect great credit on him
as a teacher. The chorus will be selected
with great care and wilt number forty
Mrs. Kitty Thompson-Berry bas been
re-engaged as soprano soloist at St. Aloy
sius' 111 place of .Miss Cecilia Murphy, who
resigned that position last week.
Mr. A. S. Fennell, tenor, and Mr. Frank
Reeslde, barytone, will assist the regular
choir at the Holy Trinity Church, George
town, on Christmas day.
This morning's music at St. Stephen's
will Include Tours' "Te Dcum" and Onke
Iey's "Benedlctus." Miss Draper will
sing during the offertory "The baviour's
Promise." Dr. Caulfieid's prologue for
the organ will be KuIaks'"Pastorale;"
postlude will be Handel's " Fixed in His
Everlasting Seat," arranged by Best. In
the evening Master Henry Talmadge will
render the solo parts in Sheliy's "King
NO Vi:L ECCLKbl ASTICALCONTKST
Powerful Croed Defender IlnekertTJrt
liy Shouting S!ur of tlio Kulth.
For the past week Rev. Mr. Bjrd of the
Christian Church and Rev. Mr. HI J lock of
the Missionary Baptist denomination at
Rome, Ga., havebeen engaged in a lively de
bate at Spring place. Everyday they meet
in the Court House, nnd in the presence of
large audiences they discuss the merits and
demerits, the claims and the creeds, of the
two professions of religious belief. The
debate attracted largo crowds, and one day
11 rd would hurl his denunciations against
the opposition, and on the next da Iilalock
would launch invectives at the faith of his
brotherpreacher. Toward thelasttbebattle
became so obstinate that some exceedingly
vigorous language vvas used.
On Sunday matters reached a climax
when the pent-up emotions of the women
of the two flocks gave way, and they pre
pared for a shouting match. The Baptist
sisters went prepared to indulgeiu a ferv ent
demonstration, nnd had their plans a 11 laid
for a regular Jubilee of prayer and praise.
Somebody gave the plan away, nnd the
Christian Church women marshalled their
vocal legions In battle array. Numerically
they wore the weaker, but for enthusiasm
and lung power they mado up for the dis
parity In numbers.
Finally, Just at the close of Blalock's
talk, ata given signal the Icadersof the Bap
tists opened up nnd the other sisters Joined
in. The leader of the Christian Church co
horts took the cue and began her side of the
house, and then began a scene such ns those
who were present never witnessed before.
Inally the Christian Cliurch people tri
umphed and carried the day over their com
petitors In vocal powers.
The concluding sermon was delivered,
and at the close It was declared a drawn
battle, and Blalock returned to Tennessee
and Ilyrd returned to Dnlton, cacti claiming
that he had vanquished his opponent.
Feehng still runs very high among the
Murray county folks and opinion Is very
much divided as to which one of tho preach
ers got the best of the discussion.
Tlmckerny All flight.
The advantages and disadvantages of
the respective positions of the pope nnd the.
sultnn. attributed to them by Thackeray,
In one of his happiest bits of verse, have
changed somewhat since then.
Thepope he Is n happy man,
His palace is the Vatican,
And there be sits and drains Ills can.
was Thackeray's Idea of the situation.
As for the sultan
He had a hundred wives at least.
By which bis pleasure Is Increased;
I've often wished, I hope no sin.
That I was Sultan Balaam,
tjpon reflection, however, tbe poet de
cides: But no, the pope no wife may choose.
And so I would not wear his shoes;
No wine may drink, the proud Paynlm,
And so I'd rather not be him.1
And nowMhc sultnn has taken to drink,
and the pope's health Is so feeblo that he
cannot drain a can containing anything
stronger than milk. It is doubtful, too,
if the sultan's hundred wives Increase his
pleasure Just now.
My wife, my wine, I love, I hope.
And would be neither Turk nor pope.
A conclusion particularly applicable In
the circumstances that exist at present.
There are now nearly eleven million
Roman Catholics In Russia, about one in
ten of the whole population. In the former
kingdom of Poland they form three-quarters
of the population. St. Petersburg contains
35,000 and Moscow 16,000 Catholics.
New Train Between New York nnd
"lYai-talnKton via Pennsylvania
Under schedule now In effeot, the Penn
sylvania Railroad is operatlnc a new train
to New York, leaving Washington at 12:46
). m., daily, and a new return service,
earing New Tork at 1 p. m with Pull-,
Dan buffet parlor cars attached.
Some of the Ways of Washington
People They Meet in a Day.i t
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ASKED IBO'UT EVERYTHING
Stamps Sold Must Also Bo Licked,
Packages Weighed and Directed,
Strcot Directions Given anil tlio
Number of tlio Fire Alarm Work
That Cannot Grow Monotonous.
There li scarcely a person In Washington
who would not rather purchase a stamp
for bis letter at one of the thlrtyodd branch
nostofficvs In thecl'y. thanattbepostoffiee
proper. Especially Is this true when the
pemon thnislW behind the OenW-ls a comely
young lady, as is true in alrtiost every In
"But you have no idea what we have to
contend with In a day," remarked cue of
the preltie. t stamp scllersln one.of thcbusl
est downtown sulistations. A postal guide,
un encyclopedia iindau unabridged all com
bined could not produce one-halt the Infor
mation we are expected to dispense in a
week. Even a Capitol guide would be
dumbfounded and advanced to a'pretiiature
grjiv e were he required to fill the position."
Inspired with the lines dropped by the
stamp-seller, a reporter of ,The Times,
asked and was grunted permission to assist
the young lady for half a day. Of course,
the assistance intended by the reporter was
that of note-taking and watching theantlcs
of letter-writing and etanip-buyiug human
ity. Just as the clock pointed, tho short hand
at 8 and the long one at 12 the reporter
climbed ou s. chair beblngithe stamp win
dow. The yojng postmistress hnd not
arrived. The long hand of the dock had
moved on half a minute wljen she entered.
Immediately the stamp-b3yiug''pu1jllc"be
gau. It was represented by a large, burly
man, wtih a sunset nose and Pcfferesque
beard, who had been standing outside tho
window when the reporter entered.
LIKE A BULLDOG'.
"I thought litis office had to open at 8
o'clock," he growled, like an Alexandria
bulldog, as the young woman tbruEl her
cold fingers In her pocket for the desk key.
"Giinine a stamp."
He was served, and as he traversed the
glued side of the stamp with his tongue
tho vouug lady threw off her wraps and
climbed Into her chair.
"Two stumps, please; waut to keuba
car," came through tlio wicker an instant
later as a gaunt, mnUb-Uke man with a
scarcity of breath stood lu the gruff
man's shoes and stuck four cent pieces
through tho aperture. The youug lady
began to arrange bcr ihange.
"Will you weight this, please?" a fe
male v olee asked, as a bundle came through
"Mercliandlse?" mechanically asked the
"Oh, how Impudent!" hum the outside.
"It's none of your business. I'll report
you at headquarters and willmatl this there,
too, so jou won't get your commisilon. I'll
see that you're dismissed, certain."
"Address that to Mrs. Blank, Ashevillc,
N. C. I don't know her number, but sup
pose jou've got mail books that'll tclk'1
The voiceoutsule vvas tliatotan old ladyand
she glided :a sailed envelope with a letter
Inside over the desk.
"I don't know the lady's number," said
"Well, you might look tt up."
"But we have nothing"
"I know better. But send It anyhow; she'll
get It. Thrre's the money; stanip't."
The girl started to protestj rjut tile patron
MORE OR LESJ5, PATIENT.
"Give me one stampplease" a mascu
line voice and a $0 bill.,
"Is this thesnullest yaifhave?"
"I'm sorry. Miss, but ves. It is." He was
so polite and ulce-toojimg OJiat she com
plied, though she told him she did not have
to take the money. The struv of humanity
pushed rroiu behind and JiiefrUitlou could
not continue. ' ""
"Give me three stamps," said a wheezy,
round-faced lady, with a rut Tled-f fathered
boa encircling tier neck as six cents and
three letters came over the desk. "Put
them on, too."
"I'm not here to lick stamps," hotly
replied the young woman, as her patience
for the- instant deserted.
"Put them ou. Miss Smart'," imperious
ly came from the boa-necircled throat, and
the crowd pushed the buver on.
."I want to register this," a tenor voice
said. "I want twenty-tire stamps be
sides, and will y5u TJndly 'Wrap them up?"
"Kin er change a nickel?" piped a news
"Go to the cashier," was the response.
"One stamp, please," as two cents came
over the dek.
"Won't you direct tliif,-" was asked as
tin- inevitable letter made its apicaranee
through tho aperture.
The job was done and the joung woman
was given a Lreathing spell for the first
time. It was nearly u o'clock.
"I do wish there would never be another
letter written," she sighed. "The peopl
have been a trifle plensantcr than usual
on tho whole this morning, but then "
"How much vhas dot ledder vorth to
send to Ehermany?" was heard through
the wicker work.
"It's extra weight. Will cost you ten
"Stamb id," and a quarter rolled In in
LOST ONE CUSTOMER.
"now long will It take a letter mailed
now to reach Chicago?" came next from
the next person before the desk.
"Till tomorrow night."
"Will a special delivery stamp take It
"Not a bit. That Is to expedite delivery
after It reaches Chicago."
"Well, let 'cm go to thunder, then. I
won't write," and voice and man departed
Ten minutes elapsed unbroken sare by
the almost ceaseless "One stamp, please,"
"Make it five," "Two two's," "Ten ones,
and "A quarter's worth."
"See that this gets through the mall,
please," came from a colored woman, as
she thrust, a stamped envelope with the
address aspiring to the upper lelt-hand
corner through tbe opening.
The young lady took It wearily.
"Heve you seen Rnythlng of my little
boy comcjntn the store?"' tasked the next
Instant aiTanxlous-iaced' young mother.
"No, ma'am," came tbe response.
"Well, give me four stamps, please."
"Some evenings I feel nearly dead when
I go home," remarked 'the young lady
wearily, as she descended to the floor for
a change of position. A face with a strong
ly acoholio breath filled tbe aperture.
"Here's sir check fer thlsh bottlo o' med
lclune I got," It said.
"Pay the cashier, please."
"Ain't thlc) sblsh sh' "casheer?"
"No. no," wasllie half frightened response.
"We sell stamps here."
"Well, gl'me (hie) five sher.ts' worth of
stamps, then," drawled- tbe alcoholic cus
tomer. "Can you change this-blll for me?" was
the male-voiced query seventy secondslatcr.
"Ask the cashier, please." fAslde),
"She'd give me bail Columbia If she knew
I sent these people to ber."
AS DIRECTORY AND TELEPHONE.
The long band had encircled the dial a
few times and the short one crawled up to
11, and the moDOtonnusstream of humanity
was never broken once for more than five
"Can't ybu make ouEallst'of when tbo
malls are collected and delivered for me?"
was the elaborate request from a man on
the other side. ,
"I baTen't time," was the answer.
"Oh, I'm In, no hurry. I can wait forJt
until tomorrow morning." And be was
"Some people have more nervo than "
"I want to register this package," split
th santence that Is still uncompleted.
"Address it, too, please."
"Hare yon any calendars?" came through
tbe wicker from a child's tongue eight sec
onds later - -
"Ask the cashier."
"Will you please tfiTmi" tnV 'quickest
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response to this ad., we will then assure you the
loveliest creations and color combinations at
50c, 59c and 75c per yard. If you want a
pretty waist, hurry.
Cashmere and Henrietta.
A fortunate purchase for you and us-our recent
big deal with one of the largest mills in the country
enables us to quote the following low prices:
40-inch All-wool Cashmere,
firm ,!fQirnli1 witllor -rlrvrc
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46-inch All-wool Cashmere, in an elegant range "f
of desirable shades, worth 50c yd, for JJ
Novelties and Serges.
40-inch Two-tone Jacquard Suiting-, the
same beautiful color blending in these that "T? C5C
is so chnrnrtRristir. in all our nnvcltips. for.. ' yard
is so characteristic in all
37Hc wouldn't be
3S-inch All-wool Navy Serge, for
50-inch All-wool Navy Cheviot Serge, for
Upon inspection you'll
the quality of ours they
with the grades usually
remainder of our S2.S0 Cheviot Cloak- Cl QQ
js, with plaid backs, are now marked . . H1
Our $1.25 Mixed Gheviots are
" And those Extra Heavy Caniche and Boucle Coatings
are $2.50 yard, worth $4.00.
This special lot contains about 200 yards thoy are
54 inches wide and require no lining.
Tbe Beautiful Lansdowns gj e-sSu!"
teed to wear, all silk and wool, 41 inches wide.
way to SeveutcentU and Boundary Give
mo a stamp, please. Tbauk jou."
The cashier was dcsLribiug tlie route,
wncu a fire bell as beard. Just foiir
teeu sei-oads later Uv.i boys entered tue
storo aud, rut,uinc t. bcr disk, gasped
lu breathless unison, "Where's tbe lire.
"I don't kn.iw."
Their tracks were scarcely emptied be
fore another customer said:
"Where's the fire?"
"I don't Vnnw."
"Cau't you 'phnne and find out?
"Give me ten stamps, please."
Tho reporter left the b.ix, aud the young
lady tried to say god bye, when
"Will that go all right?" aud a big letter
FOR TflKTCn BAUIES.
Uinta for tlie Dally Airing on Frosty
The rattan summer baby carriage has
been replaced by a wooden ttructure. The
model comes as a gift from an English no
bleman to an American infant born in the
purple. . .
It is an entirely novel production. The
body of the carriage is crescent shaped,
painted In yellow and black, finished with
a very high, glaze.
This body swings upon fines prings mount
ed in glistening brass, which also forms
the bandies, while the wooden -wheels are
painted In striking contrast, black and
yellow, and fitted with rubber tires. The
seat Is nicely upholstered In yellow saUn,
which also lines the carriage, while an
angora rug covers the bit of flooring.
The robe is also of angora, lined with
soft white cider down, and set about with
a white silken ruffle, pinked out at, tbe
edges, this again being overset with a
frill of lace. A pillow slip, with the face
of angora, backed with white silk, edged
with silk and lace ruffles, accompanies the
Besides tho very dainty equipments,
there are other accessories, a round mat
or doyle, some ten Inches in diameter,
made of thread cambric, embellished with
a circle of daisy faces, exquisitely em
broidered in white and gold silk, cut out
about the daisy petals, and underset with
a fluffy frill of real Valenciennes lace.
This pretty bit Is to be placed, halo fash
Ion, In the midst of the furry pillow, be
neath baby's head, yielding blni nt once
the warmth and comfort of the fur and
protecting his tender cheek from the an
noyance of the longhair.
The parasol was a flurry effect of blonde
yellow satin and ribbons, with a carriage
veil, an exquisite creation of white blonde,
edged with narrow lace, ornamented with
golden rosettes. Yet all this luxury did not
complete tbe shining equipage, which sug
gested a bit of tne gorgeous empire days
left over and preserved Just for an Ameri
Inside the dashboard, at the Infant's feet
and In full view or the nurse's eyes, was a
Uny hook, placed at either side. Upon one
of these bung a wee clock, encased In yel
low leather, aderinlteguidefortbeordering
and timi rig of baby's outing. From the other
was suspended a small thermometer, re
vealing the exaot temperature, to declare
silk finish, in all TKC
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our novelties, for.
a penny too much.
discern a vast difference In
are not in the same category
paraded about town at these
cut to i?vj yard
424, 426 Seventh Street.
the amount of bundling up absolutely nec
essary for the little tot.
Beyond all this detail, there was a com
plete resetting for the crescent body of tbe
carriage for snowy days. ,
Superb runners set in brass, white plumes '
for the dashboard, with yellow leather
straps, a Jingle with bright brass slcighbclls,
a veritable1 miniature Kussian sleigh tbo
glitlerand cheery bells and high speed over
the frosty ground will simply delight the
The baby's outing bour should be high
noon. Seek out a wann. sun-bathed, shel
tered stretch for tbese airings, and as long
as tbe weather is clement let the child have
wholesome, fresb air, which allays fret nnd
nervousness and creates a hcaltby, happy
ron A COLD DAY DISH.
Try TUIs for BreakfnRt If Tour Ap
lietlto Id DnU.
Take four pounds of beef cut from the
shoulder with ribs or not, as you choose
boll It until tender to slice cold or eat warm.
It Is immaterial. Strain tbe broth through
your wire strainer. Put It back into
the pot and add hot water sufficient to
make agallon of broth. Salttotaste. Then
make a batter of clear hot water nnd tbree
pints ur two quarts of corn meal, not
too stiff, but so It will mingle readily with
tbe broth In the pot, which must be boiling
when the batter is put In.
It must be boiling, or nil tbe after boiling
In tbe world will not take away that raw
ish taste and sticky consistency from It
when cold as corn meal, like wheat flour,
differs In quality, the mixture in the pot
may boll a little thin. In that case throw
In a few bandfuls of corn meal; If too thick,
a little hot water. SUr well from tbe bot
torn "with a strong- wooden ladle. Then
let It cook two hours, stirring frequently.
Set It on the top of tbe stove, not where
it Is so hot that it will sputter and spatter
like a nervous person, butwbereltwillpuff,
puff, puff, in a leisurely, comfortable, Del
sartean sort of manner.
When It has puffed for two hour!, put
It In vessels to cool, neither in tin nor iron.
For breakfast cut It In slices about an inch
thick and two inches square. Fry In hot
lard, and you have a breakfast dish Incom
parable. Some persons like It cold. It Is
very wholesome, and with a cup of milk to
drink, children seldbru care for more break
fast; and they, tbe children, like to eat
syrup with It.
Some housekeepers dislike the spatter
ing of grease on the stove from the frying
of mush and other foods, which dare not
be covered tightly; but that can be obviated
by using perforated lids, which let out the
team, but not' the sprinkles.
Col. Goodroads (in Washington) Have
you ever affiliated with our Political Per
fection party. Col. Swlshbout?
"Ever have an organization In Kansas?"
"Oh, yes" "
"Then I belonged to it!" Cleveland Plain-dealer.
The Turn Stile Door now in
use by us is full' appreciated by
the shopping public It keeps
the cold air from both the cus -toracrs
and clerks, and now seems
just -as practical as any other
door. All who understand our
motives highly commend us for
O.ur Strong Feature
Is our La
us our as
sortment ranks with
Jp,Ul' here or
(f Yy )
J ryS . J
nobby little garment, well
made, large buttons. Only
This Rocker 25c.
Would make a nice present
for a child, it's made as strong
as a Two Dollar Rocker.
Don't forget our Book De
partment is open. We sell
Books less than the publishers.
We engrave your name on
a copper plate and 50 cards
We keep your Christ
mas purchases until you
desire them sent.
.BreoJ is tbo staff of life." bwlfL 1
XX XX -wifhou,
iTTTiT a p,er" "
I Allthat selence. skill
I I J nnd capital can do
t I I has been done for
J this celebrated branJ.
PILLSrsUirrS BEST marts the with
el flour mating In tie 19th century.
Loes Ills Locks llefore Thanksgiving
Day Is Over.
John Fletcher, whose life work has been
devoted to putting down liquor, side
tracked on Clark street Tbursday and cele
brated TbankElviog Day by trying to
scalp Harry Bates, a football player.
Bates ran and tho villain pursued him.
At Taylor strtet Fletcher seized the foot
ball player by tbe hair and war followed.
When Officers. McNulty and Rosenthal ar
rived on tbe scene Fletcher retreated with
a good portion of Bates' head covering,
while the football player, propped up
against the swill box, looked as though a
cow had grazed on him.
Rosenthal, who is fleet or foot, gave cha
to Fletcher, while AIcN'ulty toothed the
Bates said lie would not appear to prose
cute his assailant, as he was afraid his
name might get into the newspapers.
Rosenthal si ion turned np at the Armory
station with Fletcher, who was arraigned
before Justice Richardson yesterday morn
ing on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Tbe football player did not appear In court,
but the defendant, nevertheless, was fined
(G and costs.
S1.25 to Baltimore and Return via
Tickets sold Saturday and Sunday, De
cember 7 and 8, valid returnltur untU
Monday, the 8th. good on any train.
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