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THE MORNING TIMPS. TJN PAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1897
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and Other March Stories
THE TIMES' March service of SHORT FICTION
will present the usual array of stories by famous authors.
The month will open with a clever society sketch by
the author of "The Dolly Dialogues, M "The Prisoner of
enda," "Phroso," and other famous novels of the day,
ANTHONY HOPE,
entitled "CEIESTE." t has for its theme the amus
ing experience of a pair'of young people who start out
gaily on a bicycle excursion and meet with unexpected
difficulties.
The story of the "DISINTEGRATED GREEN
GROCER," which follows, is by
HENRY A. HERING,
author of "PLATONIA." He is a young Yorkshire
writer who has gained reputation by bright and humor
ous sketches of a fantastic character. The story is con
cerued with a village grocer who has become a Buddhist,
and has acquired thefacult'- of projecting his spirit into
space.
"THE HEART OF THE) QUEEN WITCH," by
JOHN LANG DON -H EATON,
is a mystical tale of adventure in Old Egypt, based on a
weird legend associated with Queen Ameniritis,
WOLCOTT LE CLEAR
BEARD,
author of "Specs," "Bisna
ga's Madeline," etc., has
written a story of spring
time in Arizona. Mr. Beard's
intimate connection with the
march of progress in the
Southwest has given him a
field entirely his own, and
his efforts have greatly
charmed those who appre
ciate a fresh note in Ameri
can fiction.
OWEN
author of "The Track of a Storm," etc., contributes
"IN A TREASURE SHIP," an exciting tale of adven
ture, the scene laid at the bottom of Illolo Bay, in' the
Ladrone Islands of the eastern Archipelago. A diver
searching for a long lost, gold-laden .galleon encounters,
among other obstacles, a huge devil-fish, and the strange
battle between man and monster is related in a graphic
and thrilling manner.
Following this THE TIMES will print a character
study of English society and literary life, by
BARRY PAIN,
author of "Stories and Interludes," entitled "MARGA
RET FAYRE," portraying the rise and success of a
GILBERT PARKER
THE TIMES will close the month with a spirited
story of war times in Canada, "THE TUNE McGIL
VERY PLAYED," by
GILBERT PARKER,
Canada's foremost novelist, and author of "Pierre and
His People," "The Trail of the Sword," "The Seats of
the Mightv," and "Tales of the Far North."
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What Will Happen
the
Just after 12 o'clock on Thursday one
man will lime reached the summit of his
ambition, and another will step from the
highest off ice in the Rift of the American
people to tlie oblivion of private life.
The first of these is William MeKinley;
the other Grocr Gleelund. Once in
eery four years the pomp of power
finds stupendous illustration in "Washing
ton. The transition winch takes place
on inauguration is niurv clous in its inlj ort
ance. Yet it is accomplished in a manner
winch is simple enough, and w lien one
comes to sec it all, there is nothing that
shakes the nerves. It if tlie (lav when all
btand on a leel, Just as much as on elec
tion day, for all can, if they will, see a
man resign the Presidency and I ecome a
citizen ordinary, in the patriotic scn'-e
of the word. They can see another man
btep upon the stage or state, and hear him
bpeak.an 1 gaze upon him in the full glare
of tlie rootlighls while the lime-light of
public opinion is turned full upon him.
It is sometimes tlie case th.it the out
going occupant of tlie White House conceals
the disappointment of defeat. That is a
time winch tries one turn's soul at least.
In the j car 197, however, there will he
no reason foi bitterness. It is whispered
that the present occupant of the White
House will, taking all things Into con
sideration, icel none of the legret that
the representative of his partj might
legitimately confess to. So it will prob
ably bee that the meeting or Mr. Mc
Kmley and President Cleveland lor that
will be their i elation when they first come
together March -1 will be that of two
men who cherish none but the kindest
feelings toward one another.
Added to tlie throngs of those who have
arrived simply to free tlie sights of the citj
and the pageant of the days of days, is a
tlno'ig of individuals who are in lull cry
for the offices, Eveiy office lias an appli
cant already. There aie hundiuls here,
hoping, pray ing and rend to beg for the
shoes in which some of the office-holders
of tlie Clev eland administration aie already
blinking There are few, indeed, who do
nol believe that success will ultimately be
theirs Old timers are looking forwaid
to the burning dnjs of August, when the
would-be officials will realise vividl
bin sadly that man are called but few are
chosen.
There is one matter which overshadows
all else the weather. Will it Le like Gen.
Grant's second inauguration, when the
coffee fiozc in the cups? Or are we all
to ha e "Clev eland" w eather? The weath
er is an unfailing topic of com citation
It is of most serious import Freezing
weather, rain or snow any but the first,
means that the great inauguration day
parade will resemble the bedraggled ap
pearance of the wet hen Some have it
that Major McKinle has never been a
harbinger of stormy weather, and that,
consequently, we ma all expicta smiling
sky and genial warmth ou tlie da when he
takes tlie oath.
The b.dl will be hold .Thursday night,
and fie inaugural grand concerts will be
given in the b illroom on the rollowlng Fri
day. Tlie first concert will be given at
10.30 a. in In honor of the army, repre
sented by Gen Miles and stafr The Re
publican Glee Club, of Columbus, Ohio,
will sing a number of patriotic airs. At 2
p. m a concert will be given in honor of
the nay. represented b Hear Admirals
Walker and Ramsey, and at night the con
cert will be given in honor of the States,
represented by the governor or the States
and their staffs The coucert Snttird iv aft
ernoon will be in honor or Congress, repre
sented by the President of the Senate and
the Speaker or the House The last con
cert, on Saturday night, will be In honor
of the United States, and will consist of
music by the Tw ent.v second Hegimentband
and a chorus of 500 olces
Major McKlnley. it Is expected, will
reach Washington March 1. Technically,
lie Is still a prhate citizen, and therefore
his conduct mast bo regulated by the rules
which goern others
Perhaps, all things considered, it might
be more convenient for him to go to the
White House at once and begin to become
accustomed to his place or residence Tor
the e'nsuing fourycars This would not be
so awkward as might be imagined, for the
rurniture which Mr Cleveland and his
family bac been temporary possessors or
belongs to the government, and therefore
Mr. McKlnley and his family will fall
heir to all that the White House contains
This is wh Mr McKinle might feel per
fect at home But official etiquette re
quires that he shall be purely and simply
a -visitor to the White House until he is
vested with the right to become its offi
cial resident.
So the McKinle s will go to the Fbbitt
If there is any visiting at the Executive
Mansion it will take place so quietly
that few persons will know it Between
11 and 12 o'clock on March -1, however,
Major MeKinley will proceed alone to the
White House, where he will be foimally
welcoined by Mr Clev eland These two
will chat for a moment or two, and then
President Cleveland's carriage not a gov
ernment conveance, but his own equi
pagewill appear at the White House
entrance. Tlie President and his successor
will enter the carriage and be dilven to
the Capitol, where the oath of office will
be administered by Chief Justice Puller.
It must not be supposed th.it the chier
Justice mustadniinisterthis oath c officio,
for any other person might perform the
function. Neither rs there an particular
Bible upon which the President places his
hand m taking tlie oath. On both occa
sions when Mr Cleveland was inaugurated
the Bible used was that belonging to his
mother, a well worn little volume, on the
fl-lcaf of which wab written the dates
or the two events in which it took so
prominent a part.
Sometimes the oath is administered upon
the portico or tlie Capitol, on the east side,
but that is not a matter or necessity. Four
vears ago President Cleveland took theca'h
in the Senate Chamber. How ever that ma
be, the first step taken by Mr McKinle to
carry out thefinal program of his accession
to the Presidency, will be the taking of the
oath Then he will walk to the front of the
portico and the thousands that gaze upon
it will hear the new President enunciate
the principles which nre to govern the con
duct of his office It is a declaration which
thousands of ears are btrained to hear;
which a hundred wires speed to the utter
most parts" of the nation, which will answer
a doen questions that for weeks have been
eagerly asked, for half the country believes
that the future of the country will depend
upon what he sas Piesident MeKinley
will be clothed in the traditional black,
which the Chief Executive alwas "wears
w hen he makes his first for.ual and official
appearance The garments vv liich will adorn
him on this occasion will be composed of
the finest black English vicuna cloth. The
coat will be cut after the I'nnce Albert
fashion
What is known as tlie inauguration gown
of Mrs. MeKinley is a creation that would
charm the most critical feminine mind.
The gown will not be decollete. On the
contrary, the lace frillings at tlie neck
will extend well up above the cars of the
lady of the White House. Tlie material
is a costly silver-wrought brocade of Paris
ian texture, pale ivory white in hue, and
superb In design. The dress-sturf is
plcabingly combined with point d'Alen
con lace and sllv er tissue passementerie,
threaded with tiny pearls.
The front of the skirt is made upon a
heavy silken foundation of taffeta. Five
full panels of the rich brocade, alternated
by three panels of lace, stand out smartly
I in front and upon the sides, and are con-
on
AT I J
Fourths of Flarch
rined at the beltby'rjnc French bhir
ringsto about five'inch&s below the waist
line. The tram which is gathered from
the belt, is squarp cut." and falls in folds
two and a half yards" long.
The taffeta lining or the corsage is
fastened by tiooksjdovvn tie front. The out
side fabtens across tjliji shoulder and un
der the aim. A lyoke'three In lies deep,
rashioned entirely of the silver and pearl
passementerie, eniircles the throat and
forms the heading foi the roldo of point
d'Alencon which drape the shoulders.
These graeeful and costly points are caught
up a trifle at the leftside of the corsage
and conrined just at the bii6t b a little
satin bow or many loops. Between the
fall of late and the w aistline the goodb Is
tightly drawn about the figure and is ton
fined by a belt of silver and peails. The
neck band is of a dull, creamy satin, with
full turnings of lnce, which nestle becom
ingly about the face.
The bleeves, peilectly plain and tightl
nipping the arms, thus being in the very
latest f.is'i'o-i, are of biccade, cut in one
piece. The puffs at the lop aieveiy small,
and almost hidden by the fiillings of lace
which rail over them. At ti e wii'-t theie
isn thrce-l olutedanangcmentcrMlvei and
pearls, and from beneath this roll rueliings
or lace fall over the hands The ornaments
worn with this costume by Mis. MeKinley
w ill be dian o-ids. 41er gold fcide combs
will have diamond headings. From her
ears Irtige .'Oltaiie diamonds will depend.
In this latter respect .Mrs. MeKinley brav es
the LOlid opinion of fa-hlcn, for the fiat
hasp one forth that diamond pendant s must
no; be worn. The remaining ornament
which will adorn Mis, McKinle is an cld
fashioned octagonal breastpin set with
eight diamonds. Mrs McKinle 's gloves
on the occasion of the Inauguration will be
cream white kid, Willi three jeweled but
tons Her boots "vvlll be made or the same
material as her gown, silver wrought bro
cade. Not the least feature of intercut or this
costume, is the fnct that it is entirely
designed by the wearer. For though
tins gentle lady has Men compelled to live
ver quietly she has a keen ability to
grasp what is going on in the outbide
world, such ns few women are gifted with.
And, trul, what a charming picture she
will present in bo delicately wrought a
frama, on the day when she htands beside
her lover, perhaps the proude-et woman
in America Will it be a matter or sur
prise if thoughts of his wife biirge 'n his
mind us he makes his official declaration.
Fresentl the address will be over and
then the ex-Piesidcnt and the new Presi
dent will re-enter their carriage and lie
whirled away to the White Uouse. Fpon
their first ride together on tills memorable
day President Cleveland will occupy the
right section of the carriage heat and
Mr MeKinley will bit at his left Upon
the return to the White. House, it will be
President MeKinley, who will sit on the
right, and Mr Cleveland ut the left
And thub is tlie transition accomplished
One political partv has stepped down and
out The other is in'Uy abccndant.
Pennlvanla avenue, down which the
carriage is to proceed, will le black with
people, rain or shine. ItnlwaSfs. Mud
ami slush may be ankle deep, the snow may
come and rain fall in bheets the crowd w III
be there There vv ill be f Uhillade- or cheers.
It will be small wonder, provided the
weather is unpropitopujjtsthe new Presi
dent doesn't cattfi c cold, for custom
requires that he raise his hat in re
sponse to the applause that greets him
from nil 6ides. The two dignitaries fi
nally reach the White House?" ' Q'he out
riders rront In darling style, and the new
and old Presidents, arm in arm, pass in
to the portals or the Executive Mansion.
The President issafely on the reviewing
6tan.l soon after, and in ,u position to see
and be honored: there rings sharply and
distinctly from the head of the procession
"Forward, March!" and the great pageant
moves. It will bo a tediouslv long pro
cession, and all its good pointb, or which
there arc many, fail to remote that im
pression from the mind of any one who
sees it. Tirst coie tlie regulars; noth
ing remarkable in their appearance, unless
ou nre familiar enough with soldiering
to know what that steady tramp signi
fies. To ever one of them it is business.
The militia of the District, looking like
a section of a checkerlonrd almost, win
next come plodding along.
There will be othci militiamen in plenty,
and the line of blue will stretch out al
most Interminably. The officials of many
States will be in the line of maidi. Some
vv'illbeonhorsc back, others prefer the more
comfortable but fai less dangerous car
riage. The political clubs will manh
along as proudly asit each individual had
himself brought about the event v.'hich
they all join in celebrating. On they
march, until it would eem as if the end
would never come. Yet it does come
Tlie last of the stragglers move slowly
away, and the laggaid spectator loses
himself in the mass or humanity.
Then President MeKinley will have a
breathing spell. His blushing honors will
not be thrust upon him In such ovei-
whelpiiug numbers roi a while, lie will
have a chance to see how his sweet-raced
wire has enjoyed the great parade to see
whether the transition fiom Canton to
Washington has had an evil errecf. They
say that Major McKlnley and his wire are
just as much in love with each other now
as when they stcod berore the ininistei so
many ears ago; and It is said that the
curious spectacle will be seen on inaugura
tion day of a President of the United
States paing more attention to his wife
than to an body else.
At night comes the inauguration ball. If
the flower of fashion blooms in the great
Pension Office building as it usually does,
it w ill be promptly crushed, for unless in
dications arc not altogether at fault, there
will be a greater crowd this ear than has
ever assembled on asnnilar occasion The
ball is always crowded It is an invitation
affair, but it is necessary to hold a ticket,
which must be paid for", to gain admission
To appreciate how well adapted the Pen
sion Office buildingiisjto the purposes of
the Inaugural ball, understand that the
structuie is built around a covered court,
280x130 feet, and is surrounded by three
galleries suitable for promenading The
three rooms of the.Cotnmissioner of Pen
sions on the second floor will be reserved
for Mr. and Mrs. McKinle, while ad
joining npaitments ,will be allotted to Vice
President Hobart and the diplomatic corps.
There willbe onefe.itiireof the ball which
every guest will appreciate. In order to
avoid conrusion in Jhats and wraps, each
ball ticket will carry si number correspond
ing with a box m the cloakroom Thus the
holder or the ticket will place his belong
ings in his ow n box, from which, by ex
hibiting his number, he can obtain them
again whenever ho desires. Of course,
there will le a terrible jam in the cloak
room, but the chancesare far more In favor
of every one getting what belongs to nun
than heretoroie. Certainly, it will not te
as it was at the last Grant inaugural ball,
when the public took possession of all
kinds of articles, regardless of owner
ship. The great hall of the Pension Pudding
will be illuminated with countless electric
lights Tapestries will adorn the walls
and around the room will bo disposed
articles of furnituic In the stIe of Louis
XVI, while Dresden candelabra will add
to the general errect Dancing atln lugural
balls is a very labored erfort. It consists
principally of promenading, though at the
opening a vigorous effort is made to
carry out the program The as.sembl igcwill
fairly glitter with the splendor of the uni
forms. At first, the costumes of the ladies
are bewilderlngin their variety and beauty,
but after they have endured the crush of
tlie throng for an hour or two they are little
more than wrecks of their former greut
ness. On Wednesday evening the Prebldent and
Mrs. Cleveland will entertain the Presl-dent-elett
and Mrs. McKlnley at dinner, as
lias been the custom of retiring Presidents
from the carllestAlmcs.
This dinner will' be solved in the family
dining-room, and while it will be in a sense
an informal uriasr. it has none or tlie fea
tures or a state occasion, but is rather a
courtesy iroiu those about to leave their
oMeiul cuiu.i behind them to those bo soon
to ttssutno thern. As no other guests are
invited, it gives the retiifng President an
opportunity to "talk over matters" a lit
tie with his successor; and this Is generally
done when these important gentlemen re
tire to tlie library. And so, too, Mis. Cleve
land and Mrs. MeKinley will be riee to
discuss the no less interesting arfalrs that
pertain to their oilicial station. Possibly
they mav take a stroll through tlie beau
tiful state parlors and the upper floors
where the family looms are -Mr and Mrs
Cleveland have always used the Ued parlor
for their drawing room, and it is In this
apartment that they receive personal calls,
and on such an occasion as this the 1'iesi
dent elect and his w ifc, and not in the
Blue parlor, as on statu 'occasions.
In formei years it lias been customary
to serve luncheon in the White House on
the lth of March on the new President's
leturnfio'ii the Capitol, but on account of
the delay to the iiMiigur.il parade, and tlie
I ossible detention of inarching men stand
ing out in inclement w eather, that feature
is dispensed with. The fact that President
Harrlion oveilooked the usual invitation
to President and Mrs Cleveland, when
they were his guests on March a, lf-93,
foimed a precedent too manifestly sensible
not to be taken advantage of, and to relieve
Mr. Clev eland liom any p sslbleembaiiasb
ment on this point, Gen. Porter broached
the subject, and ieeeived the aSsura nee that
it w ouM be agreeable to hav e the precedent
stand. So this year there will be no long
tixhous waiting before the Wl ite House,
while the newly nnived President and his
Cabinet refresh themselves. Bouillon and
0-her simple refreshments will wait in
tliemaiih on, how ever, and tlose wl o have
the entre there can take a 1 ot ci p, arrd re
turn to the reviewing stand unnoticed and
without delays.
jBRAWrf
fllllrk fl"D
Among tl e many different labor organi
zations in the city there aie several v Inch
belong distinctively to the class known
as "house builders," such as the brick
layers, gran'te cutu rs, plasterers and car
penters. These come stilctly under the
head of trade unions, but.nev erthelcss.some
are and have since th( ir organization been
afniJatcd with the Ki Ipl.ts or Labor All
or them, however, are among tin- oldest
organizations of laloilng men in lie Dis
trict, and since their formation have had
a hard struggle to maintain their inde
pendence as labor bodies.
The oldest of these organizations, and
perhaps the f iist l.U or body formed in the
District is the Granite Cutters' union.
Like many of tlie oid labor organizations,
when first loimed was known astheGran
ite Cutters' Association The local union
was first organized in leC2, with Mr.
Mo le Harcouit as president Atthat time
the association had a large mcmbeiship,
and work was plentiful, and the orsanizn
t'o i became powerful, not only numeri
cally, but financially as well It was not,
however, until 1S77 that a rational union
wasfoiined, with Mr Thomas II. Mi.rch,
anex Congressman from Maine, asgencral
secretary ard treasurer.
According to the constitution of the
nationali rganizatlontheheadqiiartt rscoald
remain only tvvoearsin anyone State.and
so hab kept moving around from one State
to another since its formation. Another law
of the national body was thatthe president
should be chtsen from the local union in
vv liich the headquarters were located, thus
providing for a eompulsorv change in the
chief executive's orfice every two years
The general secretary and treasurer, how
ever, was eligible to re election, but is com
pelled to move when there is a change of
headquarters
The Tirst trouble the Granite Cutters'
Association experienced was in 1S7S,
when it made a demand ror the recogni
tion of the eight-hour law. Mr. John Stew
art's stoiievard on New York avenue was
the scene of the first strike that the mem
bers of the association made. Mr. Stewart
refused to recognie the demand ami all
his employs were "called ofr" by the as
sociation. The lockout lasted Tor two
months or ten weeks and was rinally set
tled by compromise;. Mr.Stewartagreeingto
reduce the hours or labor Tor his emploes
to nine hours per day.
Since its organization tlie National Union
has rapidly Increased both in membership
and innumberof local branches. Whenrirst
formed there were but six unions affil
iated with the national body. Tlie com
bined membership of the several unions
numbered only a few hundred, while now
there are bout 200 branches, with a mem
bership of nearly 1,500. Or ten charter
members or the old Granite Cutters' Asso
ciation, there are only five now remaining
in this city. These are Messrs. James.
Doran, Charles Bastapool, John Titzger
ald, Martin Tord and John Lahstcr.
Thc most numerous of the house-building
fraternity are the bricklayers, who have a
perfect organization formed on trades
union principles, with a membership of
nearly SOO. Though not so old an organ
ization, like tlie granite cutters, they,
too, w ere oi g.unzed as an association, w ith
Mr. Walter B Dobson as president. They
wcre organized as the Journeymen Brick
layers' Association in April, If 67, with a
membership of 116, which number in
cluded all the bricklayers in the DistiUt
of Columbia at that Hire. Very soon after
the organization they Joined the brick
layers' and masons international union,
widen, in 1873, adopted a scale or wages,
making $4 GO the price of a day's woik
of eight hours
The business depression of '74 caused a
great decline m building operations, espe
cially in Washington, and as a result nearly
every member of the union was thrown out
of employment Under the circumstances
it was impossible to maintain the wage
scale at $4 50 per day. The members or
the union were idle for months, and the
treasury was depleted by the paymcijt of
out of work and sick benefits. It was Im
possible for the men to find work, and the
struggle against the emploers seemed
hopeless; so, after a fruitless effort, pro
longed for sx months, the union disbanded.
Berore disbanding, however, it paid out
every cent in tlie treasury, amounting to
over $15,400.
In 1881 the union was reorganized under
the name or Bricklayers' Union, No 1, and
in Aprrl of the same car issued the first
working card, which was signed by Mr.
James Annoud, as president
- The old rate or S4.50 per day was re-
1 established. This action ou the part of
the bricklayers resulted in another lock
out, which lasted for forty-two days, vrhich
was finally won by the union. In 1891 a
new scale of wages was established, and
the hours of work reduced from ten to
eight. Tills rate, which is maintained to
the present time, makes the per diem at
the rate of 50 cents per hour.
As labor organizations go, the brick
layers are by long odds the best "fixed'
financially or any ot the local labor bodies.
While alwayb maintaining a "rat" tank
account, they are not stingy with their
runds when any or tlie brother members
arc in need or assistance.
According to the constitution or the
union, the president Is empowered to ap
point a committee, whose special duty it
is to keep posted on the wants of tlie
members by learning the reason why any
one is absent from the regular weekly
meetings or from his work. In this way
no one is lost sight of, and the needy al
ways receive timely assistance.
Eacli year the union expends several
thousands ot dollars in-tliis way, and it
is the pride and boast ot every member
that no union bricklayer is ev'er compelled
to seek aid trom the pablic or private
charities or th6 city. Tlie present ex
ecutive orricer or tlie union is Mr. Wihiani
H. Maghau, who Is now serving his sec
ond term.
Plasterers' Assembly 1G41, K. or L.,
an I Union No. 70, International Broth
erhood or Operative Plasterers ot tlie
United States and Canada, is also an im
portant member ot the house-builders'
brigade. Up to the ear 1873 the plas
terers in Washington were unorganized,
and worked piece work, the weekly rates
ranging rrotn 73 cent to "sl.23 per day.
Several tunes an effoit was n.adu to per
fect an organization, but without succes,
until in 1871 a delegation of plasterers
from Baltimore visited this city and or
ganized Assembly No 1G44. Piecework
was then abandoned, and a scale of vvaes
at S-.jO per day established. This ra1
was rapidly Increased, until the present
price, ?3 50, was reached.
During the last year, however, a ma
jority .of the fnembere or the assembly
thought they would better advance-the in
terests locally and strengthen the stand
ing nationally by afriliating with the in
ternational organization of plasterers, arid
accordingly applied for and were granted
a charter by tlie Brotherhood of Operative
Plasterers' Union of the United States ami
Canada. The present chief executive of
ficer is Mr. Daniel Mahoney.
31nrdi Grns Xevv Orleans, Mobile
and Rlrmlniilram.
On account of the abev c, the B. & O R.
R. vv ill sell rounJ trip tickets from Wash
ington to points mentioned, Feb. 26 to
March 1 , at greatly reduced rates.
fe22,24,2G,28.
M ISCITLT. A N UO lib
WANTED HIGHEST CASH PKICE PAID
OK OLi e,OLI AMI SiLVEU- ,
SMALLEST AXD LARUEsT AMOUNT
nought; old and new Jewelry, watches,
fcpooiis, dentist gold,
JIL"I ILA VEU 0O1.X3. TEETH PLATES.
And I'LA 1 .N, M r LRU LOr Vr .NaTMV
Uold and Silver Refiner, and Buyer of Old
Uol 1 and hilver bl5 G e V NW-, Ol'P.
PATENT OFFICE
fe-tT.lyr
REDUCED RjEteS Vienna Ladies' Tai
loring t-chcol, U4 llith si nw., Hist
flojr. 1-reach dressmaking thoroughly
taaglit. pupils can n ake t.itttes tor them
selves or lr ends while learning, day or
evening le'Oiis. Inst-tlas-, diessmakmg
ieasoi.it le. MADAML DCFFIELD.
fe27-3t
FOR SALE The best aid mostecoiiomical
re! i lge rator is Moxley'b Improved Dry
Air Kelilgerator. our ite ia,ts longer,
vour food is kept puie and fresh. THE J.
T. ArOXLEY ICE BOX AND FIXTURE
CO., laetorv rear of 21 J, 21U, 21b Sth st.
lie. Jt2b-tr
WALL PAPER If ou want your rooms
papered cIrmp, all the paper will cost
you is 15c: ti.ut pays lor the paper and
hanging. C. C. SILENCE, 730 3d St. ne.
fe2h-7t
PLATL and 30 cards ror Guc . 1 (JO reprint
ed rrom plate, GOe. 510 7th St. nw.,
Koom G It
DETECTIVE offers his services for confi
dential woik. has best reTs.; charges
reasonable. DL'l LCTI YE, this office.
feJb-3t
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE-Wnte for
OUT I vl.o-. liL tiltk L P!lll " JSjlltl.-
laton,' Manual, eta. Free. Reference, sec
retary Liutago Board or Tr.uitr. mwubtrs
blllte lbSO. C. A. WHYLAND & CO,
Grain and Provisions, 10 Pacific ave..
i ii ,go re l iot
.U.ios.iui. ui.ii n .ai lull' .bi Altvt tUL
FOUU and assistant, 942 E st. nw.
fe27-3t
J G blNCLAlU, dealer tn new and second
hand furniture. No Gift La ave., Washing
ton, D C. Andrew Folev, salesman. Ad
vniues made ou all kinds or mercl aadike
Highest piiee paid ror second hand rurni
ture, etc fe2G-7t
D O YOU use Crullers? Then order the bet;
Russell's Capital Crullers; home made; de
livered Iresh always; 10 cents per dozen; a
disco mt to lunchrooms andchureh and so
cial gatherings. lObbtlist. ne. fe2G-7t
PERSONS who have iarsed their policies
in the Prudential Insurance Company will
receive i.tluanlc information by addresv
ing J C HARRISON, this ofrice fe23-7t
SHEET MUSIC at half price; v'ohn.
banjo, mandolin and guitar strings, 5
cents each; 10,000 copies or music . t 10
cents each; send 2 cent s amp tor com
plete catalogue, by mail; popular naga
zmes at cut prices. C. J. SIMPSON,
1005 G st Near Palais Royal. fe-22-l4t
OK UlitL, OK bALL The cheapest price
Tor cols or mattresses in town. Cull or
address a. J. NOTES, G13 F st. nw.
re2U-14t
I WONDER wi o pavs the highest prices
for gents' cast olf clothing, diop po--
tal. SAUL BROS., 923 D st. nw. jalo-3mo
lt'U will rind Inauguration tickets for
stand at 14th and lJth sts. at Mr BREN
TANO'S Book Store, and L1TTLEPIELU
&. ALVORU'S ofrice. 1227 Pa. ave
lent Tw
FINE, vvliob some, generous luncheons
anJ delicious coiree, at ttie Pure Dairy
L u lich.9 15 D st. nvv. 3nl4 tf
MR ISAACTaLEANDER, the well known
Optician, 125 Pa. ave. nw., has received
throagh his attorney, L V. Moullon, his
application for a patent. Tins patent con
sists ot a leversible rr..me ror spectacles
and double nose piece, with cable attach
ment, which cannot easily be broken
lids is the second invention that Mr.
Alexander has been bucctsriil in bringing
out, and received the diplom i and med .1
from the Centennial, in lb7G; and soon
will have the third invention completed,
which will be an improvement on opera
glasses, they will work by electric wire.
Every patent, bo h loreign and domestic,
has been examined by his attorney . but
none could be roarid equal to this. Never
before was the side hooks worn with such
ease and comtort as in this reversible
frame
We congratulate Mr. Alexander on his
wonderful ingenuity, and we know ins
opera glass attachment will prove a great
success. Item
CONTRACT awarded to Summerlott &
1 llllrv. patent stage builders, by I naugural
Committee, and Fcrey S. Foster, leader of
Moody and bankey, largest church choinu
America, for a patent stage in the Pension
Building, for services. ft'27-at-cm
PIANO tunings SI 50; all work rirst-class;
guaranteed, drop ixr&t.U. J AS. R. DU-
R1TY. 305 12th st m. fe27-3t,em
v t-j u a v L r.oou cots for lent nt 50 cents
each lorthelnauguratioii. URDEMA.N
& CO.. 610 12th st. n w. rc23-7tem
LGGS for hatching, brown leghorns, black
inugshaiib; prize winners: eggs bl 50 ror
13. Visitors welcome- 401 llti st. ne.
re26-7t,em
MANDOLIN, Banjo and Guitar taught;
rapid rioge'sss. pupil's residence. PROF.
BiiAILbPORD, 722 10th st.nw. f26-3t,em
AGEiNTS and street men; living pictures,
gold bugs and badges or all kinds. P. P.
CAPPEL, 603 C st. nw., rear Metropoli
tan Hotel. lt.em
THE "3 DAYS" CURE ifor men) '(ads
all remedies in tills city; a prompt and
porruanenl cure or no charge; oonsi.lta-
tion free. DR. M'KEEHAN, T 1 0 12th
st. nw. re-:: I4t
IMMVT'VC ltifaim. ik p.irilo TTxt rir I nflO"
other printing equ.dl as cheap: maga
zlues bound for 50c.; miscellaneous books
re-bound: paper ruling, etc U. E. WIL
LIAMS. G15 7th st.nw. feB-tf.em
-o.
tn
217
O. B." is safe and sure lor all female
tioibles Can afterueon.lrs. BAILEI,
217 D bt. nw. re2A-14tem
PERsjOXAX.
UOTSPOKEN GRATITUDE.
mMpL S1S: Un"y make known to tha
readers 0r your valuable paper that I.
the undersigned, have been cured after
many years surferingrrom Nervous Weak
ness, nightlossesand weak, shrunken parts,
and again restored to complete manhood
Dy scientific treatment. To those afflict
ed as I have been, I will cheerfully mall a
sealed conHdental letter, giving absolutely
Tree (something that tost me much Croublo
and a good deal of money to learn) viz., tna
proper course to pursue to recover loss
manly vigor. 1 have nothing to orrer for
sale, nor no C O. D. packages to send,
out. What I send will be sent free. Ad
dress, 121 Pearl St., WM J RUSSELL.
Rochester, N. Y. ft28,mh5,7,14,4t;
Dr. Leatherman,
Expert Specialist in the cure rt all forms oC
priv ite diseases Stricture, Hydrocele, and,
Varicocele quickly cared. Diseases or the
blood, skin, bladder, kidneys, and syph
ilitic diseases permanently cured, "vital
powers restored.
Consultatrorr free. Both sexes.
Hurs, 9 to 12, r to 5 Tuesday, Thrrrs
d.i, and Saturday evenings, 7 to 8. No.
GO- Jr nw.
(Closed Sundays )
ui x ti tji. r orxu'ie-lei.t i lfujesoco,
gentlemen 51 (no sgnj 1C7 B it. fe,
opposite new Library le"6-8t
Oorn clairvoyant and sclenlinc palmist.
XeiLs your name, oecupaU n .uiil Just what
you want to know, also tells about busi
ness deals. love afrairs. fai'iUy troubles,
rripnas and entn.ies. reunites tlits separ
ated, brings quarrels all right, removes
spells, cnusps good luck, ttc tee, 25. 50o
and $1. Hour?. 9 to 9 daily. excepS
Sunday. Hours Sanday. 2 to 4. Parlors.
925 1' st nvv. Satisfaction guaranteed-Ja22-2m9
MME FRANXIS removes spells, evil influ
ences; reunite separated, gives luck to
all; 25 and 50c, hours 9 to 9. 302 East
tjpitol sc fe24-7t
TO LLAIiN to ecr nomue is the first step
to betomea miMcnarre, ou surely taka
that step when you buy one ot our ele
gant tU'stom maile miU tr ov ercoats. lit
tle worn, at figures mar will suprtae you.
JUSTHS OLD STAND, G19 D St. nvv.
LADIES needing confidential treatment,
a sure and safe relief in all woman's
complaints and irregularities. Gold medal
awarded for the science or obstetrics from
the University of Munich. Bavaria. Strict
ly conlid-utial. MRS. DR. RENNER. No.
8 7th st. ne . near East Capitol Bt, Wash
ington, D. C.
DR TAYLOR, 90G F st nu, makes
full sets ot teeth for S5; natisfacUoa
guaranteed; teeiti extracted without
pain; gold filling. Si; amalgam, BOcj
extracting free when plates are made.
Jelb-tr
DR. CZARRA'8,
.NO CLUCK, .NO i'AX.
No. C19 Pa. Ave. . .. nohmcton. D. O.
specialist, In chronic and private diseases.
Piles, btricturw. Hydrocele. Gout. Catarrh.
Dyspepsia, uiood Poision cared. Vitality re
stored. Consultation free and confidential to
ootn sexes. Daily, U tu i:'. 3 to e.
OUR. greatest medrutn ana spiritual moth
er, Dlt. iiAKY GUKDUN. tells you all
tnings and prescribes a. proper remedy for
vour troubles; consuls tins girted lady ba
ton? it is too lute ro ,v i-i ojv lam st .av.
no7 tr
PROF CLAY". Clalrvovant: greatest For
tune Teller; all events of lire. rrom cradle
to grave; business, hve- arrairs. losses,
( te.. Tor 50 cents; reunites separated hus
band or wire; makes lover or sweetheart
trae- causes sj)cedvmarrtae.re.iiove any
trouble: 10 to 10 daily. 4S9 H st. sw.
reia-lm
MMh THEO. MEDIUM.
ScicntHic palmist and eard render: know
vour fate tnd fortune, open daily. German,
spoken. 25c and 50c 9-9 H bt. nw.
red tr-em
THE INWrGTT RATION'.
FO R RENT During inauguration, ono
nicely-furnished second in or liont room;
well heated, convenient to all car lines;
rent re.ronable to two persons Address
MISS MORRIbE.7?2 lltli st nw. It
I OR RLNT To view the parade, nice
large panor with balcony, north sida
Pennsylvania ave. corner titti St.. for
oarty of 15 to 10. best view on tiia
Avenue servants .n attendance; private
entrance, will te rtnttd ior fcfcO rr taken,
at o'ice C05 Pennsylvania axe It
I-OR RENT I.o n s with board for in
augural oa week, rn private rarally; on
car line, ercort around the city; near
Capitol and deptit references; 52.50
per day. 124 D st. nw It
FOR RENT Wint ows ftr the lnaugnra
t.on, on second and third floor; all
atiorumg finexievv- ..nd web heated, from
55 to alU. At 354 I ennsvlvania ae.
nw. fe2b-3t
I-OR RENT Par or. 20x25 feet, threa
wint'ows and balcony, that will seat
30 or 35, Lest view; above loth St.;
nnu-s'li Address M T P ., this office.
re2b-3t
rOL RKNT Two front icoms, with three
wuk'ows taen, and balcony; xerv rea,
jonable. on lure of parade. 1314 Fenn
sy Ivanui av e , upstairs It
GO TO 213 Pennsjlvanra ave nw. for
tickets to "v lew parade, heated Tooms;
two large Window and balcony fe2h-3c
FOR RENT Large, nicely furnished fronc
to ru. near Pennsvlvania ave. and
White House, three windows; heat and
ga. 72U 17th st nw fe2i!-3t
YOU will find cheap rooms for inaugura
tion at 1904 7th st nw It
1UK RENT During rnauguratron. fur
nihed rooms with or without board.
1002 Florida ave re. fe2S-3t
CAN accommodate a partv of six or eight
during the inauguration, private hoiife.
710 H st. ne. fe2S-3t
ROOMS suitable for trarsients during ln
auguration week. 2I22Mst.nw fe2a-31
A LARGE, 2d-story front room, for two
people, with board, durirg inaugura
tion; at 5 each per day. private family;
every comfort; at la41 G st nw.
fe:7-3t,em
I AM equipped to accommodate 15 or 20
people; during inauguration, noara it
ices-,ary 716 11th st nw fe27-3t,em
GOOD accommodations Tor a tew persona
can be had at 321 4 1-2 sfcsvv. fe27-38
.MOLL FUR ROOMS for inauguration
vrsitors: rooms single or double, board
if desired; cheap call at store. bt Pierce
st. nw re27-3t
isl 00. SI 50, S2 00 Best seats. Low
est price, lr auj-ural grand stand, soutrt
side Pennsylvanii ave. between 13th
and 14th sts nvv The only public stand
in tlie city that aflords a complete and
unobstructed view rrom tlie Capitol to
the Treasury loi't buv anywhere until
ion have inspected it for yourself. Sale
ot seats now 'npiogress. Ie27-3t
TO inauguration vnit s and otl ers, 1 will
given n up of Wasl lrgtcncity and of the
country twtnty-five n i esaround. showing:
.oids, Ut Vernon, Arlington Cemetery,
Ballston, Falls Cliiirth.and the battlefield
of Man.ii-sas. U th v wilt call or send stamp.
JAMES E.CLEMENTS, 1321 F st.nw.
fe2G-3t
TO RENT For the inauguration, 6 rooms
Tor cots. '225 Pa ave Inquire ORIEN
TAL MUSEUM fe2G-3t
FOR RENT Inauguration week, large
second story room, with heat: accom
modations for three. 1437 S st. nw.
fe20-3t
KOOM. board and view or parade at rea
sonable rates, at 213G Pa ave nw.
rc2b-t
WANTED Horsemen, equip your horses
with Sure Step Horseshoe, thereby in
suring against accident.sinauguration week.
Salesroom, 494 La. ave. fe25-3t,cm
LOMhOKTABLL io n. sttord Iicor, with
tl tee winnows nr rem. inauguration.
At43iPn ave nw fei4-4t.eru
iUK 1.NALGUKAUO.N-Accuinnflntion-
ror ou men.
Mjiwijrniintcnl Lemplc.
steam neat; mod. imp.
ery reasinuDle.
V . 11. iSAK-N f & .t CXI..
UUJi i-' st. -N. W. le'-KJ-Ut
FOR HIRE OR SALE-The cheapest price
for cots or mattresses in town. Call or
addres3 S J. NOTES. 61.1 F ac nw.
fe20-14tem
FOlt HIRE.
FOR HIRE. Full drea suits SI only.
JULIUS COHEN, 1104 7th St. QW.
de24-tt
HOARDING.
KOSHER BOARDING HOUSE- W.
WOLF, No.GlUH.st. aw. fe26-tia
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