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ARTIST H PICTURE
His Strategic Recovery of a
Work on Exhibition.
MRS. CLEVELAND AND THE C
OF THE CABINET
ELECTRIC LIGHTING DDCTS
Experiments With Low and Higi
Power Company to Stand the Ex
pense Alleged Scene Over the
Fckington Extension Denied.
IT COST Hill PRIVILEGES
THE MOBNTOGr TIMES, SUJTDAy FEBRUARY 28, 189T
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The Weil-Xnown Painter Offend-,
the Society of "Washington Artists.
Resolutions of Condemnation and
Vindication Ho May 2s'ot Eat3r
His "Work at Coming lixpositioa.
"Walter Tarris, Uie aitist, a frier.d of
the Brices, a former devotee of the late
lime. Bla-vatsky, and who built the hand
some residence uii New Hampshire avenue
known today as Tarns' Tolly, may ex
hibit, if he chooses, Lis pictures at the
annual exhibition or the Fociety of Wash
ington Artists, but it is not likely that he
The society for the last two j ears has
refused to permit Mr. I'ams, who is an
artist of considerable prominence in this
country and abroad, to exhibit his work
because of a difficulty he had with Mr.
Tarker Mann. It is said that the real
reason was that Mr. Parker Mann accused
,Mr. Parns of what is -vulgarly called
fibbing on the occasion of the withdrawal
of one of his pictures from one of the ex
hibitions several jears ago.
Brieriy the story is this. Mr. Parris is
an Englishman, a man of the world, a
vjolnast, and was at one time -wealthy,
although his good nature lent -mugs to his
money. He had a audio here until re
cently, where he gai e delightful musicales
to the swell set and evhioitcd the works
of his brush ai.d pencil after long trip to
the mountains and the seashore in the
spring and summer
One of his pictures was painted from
historic Arlington, glUng a fmel executed
view of the White Houe and the pictur
esque, if .somewhat uuirMiy, Potomac,
as it winds in anil out to the south of the
Monument, lie considered it his chef
A lady distinguished in society, of very
charming personalitj, and who had a
kindly interest in the artist, saw the pic
ture iu his studio and talked of it to a
lady who leads official Mcul society in
Washington. Alout this tune the so
ciet was to grve its annual exhibition,
and" Mr. Parns entered the picture. It
-was placed with other works on exhibi
tion In an upstairs 100111 of the McLean
building to await the action of the com
mittee of artists cm selection, the head of
which was Mr. Sawyer.
Mr. Parris' charming benefactor con
vejed to him the wiMi of tl e other ladj
menuoned, that she desired to have a
-v iew of the pictuie on tl e lellowing Mon
day, it then being Faturdaj Mr Parris
piotnucd to l.a"e the i ictuie icturned to
the stud o, and that eemng attended the
performance cf "Tnlhj" at the Lafajette
Square Theater in order to lii.d -Mr ssaw
jer.who was spending the evening theie.
Mr. Pairis apprehended 1.0 diffictilly in
securing autl o-itj to obtain the I icture,
and was thereloie somewhat dismajed bj
what Mr Sawjer told him after the
"I don't think," said Mr Sawjer, -that
jou can get the picture, Mi Panis Tou'll
hae to see Mr. Parker Mann "
'"What!" said Mr Pairis. "I musthaie
the picture by Mondaj moiinng I can
see ro reason why I si ould be 1 of used to
ha e this pjet ure 1 cturned.' '
"You'll hae to see Mr Mann," again
Eaid Mr. Sawjer. "lie has control oer
this matter "
Mr. Parris w as irritated, but said nothing
more until he saw Mr Mann
-Mr Mann," said he, "I would like to
withdraw mj picture till Mondaj morn
ing." "You can't do it," said Mr Mann
"Wh?" said Mr Tarris
"Because," said Mr Mann, "I say so.
We don't permit pictures to tie with
drawn Once thej are placed with us, they
belong to us until we hn-ve said whether
we will exhibit them or not."
"This is btrange, I fancjV said- Mr.
Parris, waxing warm, "but I must hae
that picture, Mr Parker Mann "
"Again, I saj, Jou can't bae it," said
Mr Mann, manfullj, turning away
"But I will have it," shouted Mr.
Parris, the two then being behind the
scenes' on the Lafajette Fquaie Theater
stage after the performance, "if I ha e
to break dow n the door and take it out
bj Torce, Mr Parker Mann."
Mr. Mann remained n.ute and Mr Parris
hunted up Mr Sawjer
"You must meet me at 9 o'clock Monday
morning, Mr Sawjer," said he, "and
unlock the door to the room where the
picture is "
Mr. Sawjer protested that he con Idn t
do it in the face of ilr Mann's objection
"But ou must do it," said Mr. Parris
"I must hae that picture, and if jou
don't unlock the door I'll break it open."
Monday morning bright and early Mr.
Parris toiled up the steps of the McLean
building and found Mr. Sawjer waiting.
They unlocked the door and abstracted
the picture Mr Parris leturned to his
studio and there for an hour and a half
the two ladles admired it, filling the artist
with great pleasure. Before 12 Mr Parris
had again returned the picture and nobody
would have been any the wiser had not
Mr. Parker. Mann inquired if Mr. Sawjer
bad been down. A day or so later the
picture was returned to Mr. Parris with
the statement that its quality was not
of the kind desired by the Society of
"Washington Artists Mr. Parris chuckled,
but said nothing.
Later he received an epistle stating that
a resolution had been passed by the so
ciety forbidding Mr. Tanis to exhibit his
pictures at the annual exhibitions. This
time Mr. Tarns was somew hat orf ended,
as lie had been one or the founders of the
eocietjai d had contributed largely to its
artistic success. Shortly afterward he
went to New York. Some more corre
Bpondenco ensued between him and mem
bers of the society, in which he learned
that Mr. Mann had secured the passage
of the resolution. The socictj had taken
this action. o Mr. Parris was informed,'
because Mr. Mam had stated that he, Mr.
Parris, had been guilty of what is vul
garly known as lying when he took the
picture fiom the loom.
Mr Parns was very much incensed by
the report and hastened to Washington,
where he proceeded to set the matter
straight. As a icbult the society recently
held another meeting and passed a formid
able ard pompous resolution restoring to
Mr Parris the privilege or exhibiting his
pictures at the annual expositions. Mr.
TarrlB is Just now in Florida, but it is
hardly likely that he will again hang his
pictures on the walls or the Society of
Cnstoms Districts for Vermont.
The Senate Committee on Commerce late
yesterday afternoon ordered a raorable
report on Senator Proctor's amendment to
the deficiency bill, dividing the State of
"Vermont, arter October 1, next, into two
customs collection districts. The two
districts re identical with the Congres
The second administration of Mr. Cleve
land is now at an end. There will be but
one opinion concerning the success, bril
liancj and grlicfousness of the becond bo
cial reign of Mis. Cleveland. Although
she lias been evei f.iitiflul to hei duties
as mistress of the White House, her devo
tion as a wife and a mother has been so
remarkable -us to dc-erve more than rojal
respect and honor from a nation which lb
so justly proud of its "first lady."
Mrs. Cle eland's personal comrort has
ever been sacrificed to the wishes of
the public, aid there has neer before
been one who has been moie accessible.
The heaits of the people tme gone out
to her, and, feeling that this Is to, the fa
tigue of numbeilcss receptions and other
social functions has been countei balanced
bj the genuine pleasure they have gi en her
In her tactfulness and consideration for
SNAP SHOT INTERVIEWS
"Merchants who use the lailroads ex
tensUelj hae a rood light to lick o-vei
this -virtual cutting of Washington oir
fiom the lcmainder of the world, as rai
asrrelglit iscoiicemed.duilng inauguration
time We indiMduallj hae had i o noti
rication from the laihoads that they will
no; deher rreight next week, but there
is the fact that thej- woi't. We la-,e a
carload or wood out on the load that
we need to fill a contract with the War
Department, and ft is in ossible to get
it " S. S. Daish.
"I have had an experience with the
New York new Journalism I was em
plojed ii connection with that gieat I ig
fake stor-. in one of the New l'oik papers
three wces ago relative to the possi
bihty of looking ti e Tieasurj Department
and the deadly plot disco. ercd I cm the
man w I o went with the newspaper fellow
into one of the tewers and discovered a
mjster ouslettei under a eomenicnt rock
The letter contained a $2 bill and ceitain
cabalistic words nddiesscd to tome heavj'
villain unknown, asking him to wait for
developments, and to subset on the two
plunks meanw hile I tool. obsession of
the moiej". The newspaper man seemed
disaproi'ited at this The newspaper gen
tleman had put it there himself and
he was eorrj- to see it "vanish I was
glad afterward, l,oweer, that I gathered
it in, for I never saw him again, and
have not as jet receied anj check rrorn
the New York paper ror my deep work
As an example or Journalism, w 1th a big
J, this particular fake was pretty coed."
Robert II Smith, Professional Detective.
"There is a .ery simple explanation of
the failure of the McKinley boom to
materialize as jet. The election was not
enough, and the inauguration will not be,
SEVENTEEN MORE SPECIAL VALUES THAT WILL
1,450 jards coidcd striped Kniki
wash silks, in twelve dlrrerentcolor
combinations j-oods w iiich we know
hie been adertlsed and told bj
one of t lie so-called "liarga in houes"
for 2Cc, j et we put them on sale at
and we limit the sale to nrt 11 ore
than a "pattern" to an j one buj er.
200 pieces herringbone imitation
haircloth usual price, fcc ror Mondaj-,
lfcO heavy, good-sizo comforts
to go Monday at
200 temquarter "Norwood" white
blankets to go Monday for
600 pairs 11-Quaitcr "Auroia"
white blankets taped edge usual
price, $1.25 to go Mondaj for
2fc0 "Clarendon" crocheted bed
spreadsthe regular price of which
is 51; are readj- hemmed and will
go Monday for
all she has been efficiently seconded by the
ladies forming her social ministry, as
their husbands or fathers constitute tie
Cabinet or her husband.
In preparation for the parting which is
at han I, Mrs Clevel fid, together with her
own distinguished CaLlnot, sat on Tab
rtiary 10 last, for the above photogiaph
portrait. On the morning of the day
named, Mrs Cleveland and the oilier ladies
inctat the studio of Miss Trances Benjamin
Johnston, who had been selected to execute
the pictures, and spent some hours In
pleasant ami unconditional enjoyment of
its art treasures and bric-a-brac. A
corner of Miss Johnston's charming studio
madei beautirul silting for the iKisers, w ho
were grouped near the large open fire
place 'I his is the rirnt portrait for which
Mrs. Cleveland, together with the Cabinet
ladies, has posed in evening dress.
to 'start the wheels of Industiy ' This is
vvheiethc general public, with its glowing
expectations, made its mistake McKinley
and the administration will he practically
powerless if the Senate has not a working
majority on Its side. Now the heads of
big piospective enterprises and the large
people gcnerallj who are waiting for a
raorablc opportunitj to finest money
must stillhcsltateover the situation. They
can see no absolute surety that the kind
or legislation tiiej need will be enacted.
And until the large cntei prises get in
motion the smaller ones cannot follow.
We may lnwe to wait some time jet"
"The railroads ought to be able to de
li, er some n eight this week, I should
think. Of cotiisc there is a great deal
Tor them to do handling passengers, but
they ought at least to manage freight be
tween here and Baltimore There arc
man j business men who will be seriously
incomenlenecd. and some who will lose
monej, if there is any bucli delay as now
seems in prospect " 1 T. Scott, Sccnth
Street Me i chant.
"When Max Blelman, the 'angel' or Ee
lasco's play, 'The Heart or Marjland,'
rirst appeared in the theatrical world,
the stage people thought they knew all
about him. They thought he was one or
the gentlemen who appear everj- now
and then, with capital, without experi
ence, and at the end or their apprentice
ship stand possessed or the experience,
but none of the capital But he was not
that sort of an angel. He has made money
out of 'The Heart of Marjland,' and a
good deal of it. The plav lias netted him
$100,000 and he is half owner or the
Herald Square Theater, where Belasco s
masterpiece was plajed in New York
This is w orth $30,000 to him Next season
he will ha-vc, besides 'The Ilcartof Marj
land' and 'Lost, Strajed or Stolen,' at
6,000 jards black el-veU
een skirt binding 2 inches
wide the regular r,c qunlitj
e en w here closed out rroiu
a lobber so that we can oHer
We put the second lot or that purchase
of Handkerchiefs on sale tomorrow, and
the values are Just as great as the first.
Did -vou see how quickly the first flew.'
250 dozen women s pure Cambric, Hem
stitched Handkerchiefs regular 10c sort
ISO dozen women's Swiss Embroidered
Handkerchiefs handsome patterns the
regular 12 l-2c. bargain haudkerchier
about town for
1 45 dozen men's pure linen tape bordered
Handkerchiefs would be big -value at
12 l-2o to go for
Yard-Wide Paper Cambric in all colors
Black and colored rustic cambric usual
price, 6c ror Monday,
30 inch rustle percalinc black and col
orsthe regular 12 l-2c. sort about town
-o Monday at
All linen Trench elastic canvas the 20c.
sort ror Monday,
Fine silk moire finish black percalinc
warranted Tast color the usual 25c goods
Wonderful silk bargains.
Black brocaded silk grenadine, in hand
some scroll patterns jou know how much
you usuallj- pa y Tor it to go Monday at
22-inch check and glace taffeta sUks.in
Sink, blue, black and white and ottier com
inutions orten sold as a ory special
bargain at 39c Monday,
Cop3 lighted, 1807, bj- Fiance- Benjamin Johnston.
Mrs. Clcelard's gown is the one worn
at the recent Annj and N'av j levee It is
of pale blue Pompadour satin bioeade, and
is richly garnished with rose point alout
the 'corsage. The skirt has a parol effict
outlined with two shades of violet el-ct,
a i.d across the front Is a.-deep Spanish
flounce of the satin, finished by a wide
frill or the lace. Mrs Cle eland's dark
blown hair is arranged in the usual simple
fashion. Her ejus are large and dark
Mrs Olnej s eyes arc ha?el and her ied
brown hair shows scarcely a hint of gia
Her gown, as shown in the picture, Is or
heavy brocaded pearl gray satin, trimmed
with rare lace.
Mrs. Carlisle is tall ard commanding In
appearance, and has dark blue ejes und
rich nubuin hair, with a glint or gold
through it. She bus alwaj's figured as one
least; one more show, pcruarrs two Blci
man is a German by birth, and came to
this countrj without roqtuue. He used to
make monej buj ing and selling cil paint
ings, and is a fine conroifc&ciirhi that line.
He has probablj HoldjSGO.OUO wortli of
fine paintings here ini.Wushington. The
Waldorf Hotel in Newi iorkrused to buy
through him TwojearhagoBleiman.net
Belasco. who had had his play refused
bj nearly eerjbodj. Itw.rsculled a war
play, whii Ii wusagaitidtiit; and Mrs. Car
ter was not known then, so that It was
by no me ins certain that he would 1 e
equal to the demands efw3i difficult a
part. Blelman agreed lu- put 5-1 0,000 ii to
its production, with two other men. When
the cost had mouuteclmpi alioe $J 0,000
the other two membersfit the 'angel' firm
backed out. Blelman putrup In all $2S,
000 on an untried -venture. The rust
production or 'The Heart -of Marjland'
was given In Washington a j ear ago last
spring and was a complete success After
a rlncrun here it went to New York and
took that town by storm. Some people,
the same people who had been preili- ting
that Blelman would go broke, call all this
luck ''1! chart Brooks, Newspaper Man of
"The Heart of Maryland."
AHT AND SAUSAGi:
Both Inken From the Free IuSt of
the Neit Tariff.
Paintings, statuarj , and bologna sausage
were at jestcrdaj's meeting or the Repub
licanmeinbeisojthe Wav s and Means Com
mittee taken rrorn the fiee list and placed
on the dutiable list. No iniidloiis dis
tinction was made between these important
importations, and the duty in each case
wasflxed.it 25 percentad valoiem. These
were the most important features of the
morning's work. The duty on paintings,
which includes paintings in oil or water
colors, and statuai y,ln the McKinley law,
was placed nt 15 pei cent ad -valorem.
120dozcncheck pattern doj
hes just what jou need ror
inauguration crowds to go to
83 rolls heavj seamless China
matting which cannot be had
anj where under 25c a yard
to go tomorrow Tor
926928 7th 706 K Sis.
23-inch black brocaded satin De Lyon
verj heavj and pure silk in -very hand
some art patterns goods which are not
so.d anj where under $1. 50 Monday foi
Brocaded and striped two-toned figured
taffeta Tor waists and dresses with new
est spring shadings rsuqh as we e often
sold lor OOe. and 75o a-rjaid can be or
rered Tor Mondaj at't
21-inch black brocade, tarfeta, in ex
ceedingly hofulsomti .large patterns as
many as 25 from which to choose the
75c sort for Monday '
This will make'iliiugs "hum"
We shall eclipse all previous records
for low selling MnnUay-by offering a lot
of black goods Tor .
or which the cheapest is worth 5l!c, and
some are sold about town Tor 75c. Con
sists or fine hilk-fmished mohair, heavy
bicilian 50-lnch al'-wool Victoria serges,
silk-finished Drap D'Ete henrietta. 46
inch r:mrel mohairs, and all-wool fancy
weaes. Don't overlook this. 39 c j ard.
New Spring Skirts and Suits.
A neat rigured mohair skirt proper
width 111 new shape well lined and
slifrcned, bound with velveteen. You'll
rind them elsewhere at $1.98 here at
Skirts of black gienadine, large, pretty
patterns, with the new colored undur
lini!igs;also 1 lack and brown check, black
cheiot serge and plain mohair skirts
really 4.50 -values ror
of the best gowned women in Washington
society. The gow n show u in the picture is
of white Pompadour satin with tilnimtngs
of lolet crepe lisse about the corsage.
Mrs Wilson'b gown is the one worn by
her at the New Year's reception at the
White House, and is or grav and black
cut ".civet, with trimmingsof w hlte chiffon.
Miss Herbert's gown is an extremely
becoming one or black elet and rose
point, with a skirt or Pompadour silk.
Mrs. Lamont is strikinglj handsome
and has remarkably Tine shoulders and
arms, which show to excellent advantage
in her gown or black -velvet, with
out ornamentation other than the bunch
of Parma iolets on her bhoulder. Mrs
Lamont lias sparkling brown ejes and
soft gray hair.
Mrs Francis, who is conIdered one of
the handsomest or the Cabinet group, has
"Tin: coxfj:i"khatc spy.'
An Amateur Performance for the
Poor of St. Aloy-liis' Parish.
By special request and for the benefit of
the poor or St. Alojsius' parish, the
Columbia Dramatic Companj has olun
teered to produce Stedman's celebrated
military drama, "The Conrederate Spj-,"
at the new Gonzaga Hall, on I street,
on net Tuesday. Thiscompany produced
the same phi j during the early part of the
month with great success.
The following pioiniuent Washington
amateurs will be round in the cast: Mr.
Daniel F.Murphj, Mr If. W Weber, Messrs
II. T. and M. A. Dolan, Mr. Will Murphy,
John C. Bennett, Seth Cable ITalsej , Miss
Pearl Evans, Misses Carrie and Marie Moss,
nnd Miss Cella McMahon.
The soldiers in blue and gray taking
part In the production are Cnpt. England's
company, "Suess Rifles," D. C. N. G.
The entertainment will be gien under
the nuspicesor St Vincent de Paul Society,
and under the managen ent of Mr. Joseph
S. Moss, or the Columbia Dramatic Com
pany NOT MOVED BY CONFESSION.
Pearl Bryan's Family "Won't Help
Greencastle, Ind , Feb. 27. The Rev.
J. A. Lee, or Colngton, Kj, confidential
friend of Jackson and Walling, the con. ict
cd murderers or Pearl Brjan, arrived here
this morning with a full confession from
Walling, w inch he wished to present to the
Brjan family and hove them petition Gov.
Bradley to commute Waiting's sentence to
When he was hair way to the Brj'an home
stead he was met by Fred Bryan, who very
plainlv told him he would hae to discon
tinue liis mission, as the Brjan ramliy would
not consider the confession Mr. Lee ga e
FILL THIS STORE
250 dozen women's pure
cambric hemstitched handker
chiefs such as vou've alwa-vs
paid 10c ror to go tomorrow
Handsome Brocaded Satm and Slk Skirts
the large scroll patterns so desirable
and stjlish real $U values ror
Beautiful Moire "Velour Skirts the most
stjlish skuts possible to buj- made as well
as can be best linings and veUct-bouud
should be $11 ror
Black Serge Suits, Hj'-rront Jacket,
lined throughout with changeable silk
elegantly made elsewhere Tor S9 to
go tomoirow ror
Fine Diagonal and Cheviot Serge Suits
In black and the newest shades of plum,
green and blue; flj-front Jackets, Hap
pockets, with changeable taffeta silK
lining throughout are marked S15 about
town here ut.
Handsome Imported Eton Suits, In the
new est colors jackets changeable tarfeta
silk lined some are trimmed with tinsel,
others with black beadlirg; others .',re
plain will be found elsewhere for SIS
Silk Waists or Black India Silk, with
the new collar and cuffs pleated front
and back as a special introductory price
Handsome striped taffeta silk waists
with the new stjle collar, turned curls,
pleated back and gathered front hc'ie at
a very sweet expression, and her eyes are
blue-gray and her hair of soft brown. Mrs.
Trancls dresses in exquisite taste. The
gown shown in the pitture is or Uory
satin, festooned in rare lace and chiiron,
with the corsage ornamented with pearl
Mrs. Harmon, wire or the Attorney Gen
eral, I" cry fine looking, has dark gray
ejes, with brown hair slightlj- sprinkled
with gru. Her gown Is a beautiful crea
tion or mess green elet ornamented with
it was much regretted that Miss Morton,
the sister or the Secretary or Agriculture,
was too ill to pose for the Cabiret group.
Miss Morton has expressrve dark ejes
and soft gray hair. She dresses in exceed
ingly good taste, alwajs In very quiet
up his mission and returned to Cincinnati
Mil. McKINJLk.YlX GOOD HEALTH.
Tint All Calleis, in Canton Are Ke
fused an Audience.
Canton, O., Feb 2V "Major McKinley
has reeoveied his usual health," said his
plijicion,Dr. Philliis, this evening, "ami
by Thursdaj he ought to be as lohust and
btio'ig as ever ir he continues to take
good care ot himseir."
Mr. McKinley touk a long walk in the
open air today His color is gcod, his
step elastic and his eje bright. He Is
do.ng a good deal of work in a quiet
waj , but the doctor will allow no -v ititors
to see him. This will hold gcod until
arter the inauguration. No one will be
seen 'n Washington prior to Maich 4 sa.e
a rew wl o are be nt for.
Socnl members ot the Pennsjlvania
delegat o'i came to Canton today to ask
Mr McKinley to appoint Congressman
John B. Robinson of that State Assistant
Secretaiy or the Navj So far as seeing
Mr. McKinley was concerned the trip was
rruicless. The Pennsjlvanians had a
talk with Private Secretary Tojle, how
ever. It is i ot hkelj- that an Assistant
Secretary or the Na j will be chosen lor
a week or ten dajs.
There are no new developments here
In respect to tl e selection of a New- Yoik
member for the Cabinet.
Suit to Hccuver Life Insurance.
Jan es W. Ratchffe, administrator of
the estate of the late John K. Ward, who
died September IS, 1SSG, began suit jes
tcrday against the Knights Templar and
Masons Life Indemnity Companj to secure
the pajment of an insurance policy of
$:,000. Tl e rohcy dated from February
20, 1S9G, and Mr. Ratchrre asserts that
the company has not jet raid it.
TOMORROW-MORN TILL NIGHT
8,000 51 by 90 inch "Mo
hawk" ready-made sheets
have deep hem and are usual
sold Tor 39c. Monday,
Last cut on coats and capes.
S2.45 Tor 53, S 6 and S7 coats.
Sl.r.O Tor SS. !9 and 910 coats.
$6 00 ror 12, S14, and 16 ooats.
$1.73 for S10 boucle cipes.
S10 OS for SIS short electric seal capes.
$12 50 for $22 long electric seal cape,.
$1.75 Tor child's $4 coats.
$3.75 Tor child s $6, $7 and $S coats.
25 infants plain and striped eiderdown
and ladies clotn coats some satin lit.ed
and trimmed were $1.50 aud $2 30, for
500 pieces "White and Grav Silk Trussian
Binding the 23c. sort ror 12c piece.
French Black Darning Cotton, 1c. ball.
9-j-ard pieces Silk-faced "Whalebone Cas
ingthe 23c sort Tor 5c. piece.
500-j-ard Spool Cotton, 3c. spool.
Fine Imported Gilt Hairpins regular
IOC. sort for 4c box.
.English reedle Books containing 3 papers
needles, S darners, and a bodkin 25c.
sort ror ac.
Fine Aluminum Thimbles usual price
5c ror lc each.
9-yard pieces Feather-stitched Braid
ISc. and 25c. sort Tor 5c. bundle.
42-inch lace striped curtain swiss
usual 12 l-2c. sort ror tomorrow 7 l-2c.
I j ard.
Opaque window shaues in an coiors
IlarWiom spring rollers 19c. each.
4-quarter chenille covers, rnnged all
new colors tomorrow 25c. each
20 pairs silk tapestry portieres in all
colors deep fringe -etr.v width ana
.ength-1 educed fiom $5 to $2.39 pair
Moquette carpet rugs usual $1 sort
for tomorrow 75c. each.
Fine Nottingham lace curtains nch brus
sels erfects extra length and width
ror $1.19 pair were $2 and $2.50. .
$1 Wrappers, 59c.
16 dozen women's percale and print
wrappers made with Watteau back, rull
r rout new -leeve - braid Lound-cttra
wide skirt the dollar wrapper anywhere
you go tor tomoirow 59c.
The president of the Potomac Electric
Power Company notified the Commission
ers yesterday that the two duct3 to which
the District Is entitled under the contract
with that company for electric street light
ing are now readj- for occupancy over a
large part of the route lie also stated that
the company had at its own expense pro
vided two boxes., one ror Are alarm and the
other ror police purposes, on Larayetto
Square, opposite the White House, and
suggested that they be connected with the
The boes are set in the poles, and, be
sides lieir utility ror the purpose intended,
thej exhibit an illuminated street sign or
unique design, which will be lighted while
the Iampj burn.
In order to have the boxes employed the
company offered to purchase the cable
necessary to establish connection with the
Tire alarm and police services, the District
haing no appropriation now available rr
the purpose The obejet is to test whether
or not low potential signal wires can bo
carried in the same conduits with the high
potential wires. Capt. Crosby Is so sure
that it can be successraliv done that he Is
willing to hae his company bear the ex
pense or the teat.
The whole design of the pole Is original
with Vice President Lieb, of the company,
and the combination has never before been
used any w here in the world The pole
carries, maddition to the other two devices,
the electric arc Hirht, and it ia contem
plated that the same pole shall carry
alsfa a fire plug in its base, thus rendering:
another street obstruction unnecessary-
In regard to the application by the Po
tomac Company for a permit to extend
its lines from Ninth street to Eckingtwn.
Col. Truesdell said yeterdav that the ap
plication of the company was not even
considered by the board, for the reason
that it was loluntanlv withdrawn befors
time was given to take it up.
Capt Crosby, president of the company,
informed a Times reporter that the with
drawal ot the application was for the
reasons given in Mr Lien's letter. He
had learned that provision was to be made
for the lightirg of Eckington.
"There f eems iO Le tc n e im Minderstand
inp in rganl to the recent action of the
Commissioners in refuting a permit ta
the Potomac Electr'c Power Company to
construct an overhead line or an under
giound conduit fiom Seventh street and
Florida avenue to Eckingtcn," said At
torney for the District TForuas yesterday.
"The fact is, I adised that ir Congress
had n.ade specuic arpiopiiation to main
tain the electric lighting serice in Eek
ington, and the Commissioners were sat
isfied the service would be cut off on
March 2 and that the electric company
could provide eo other means cf supply
ing the necessary .cuirent for the lights
then the Commissioners were at liberty
to grant the permit on the dectrme ol
Judge Cole's recent (lection in the elec
tric lighting case When it was explained
that there was no specific appropriation
for the service I at once gave it as mj
opinion that the de'ired permit OMgnt net
to issue "
Fire in Toronto.
Toronto, Ont., Feb 27 W. A Murray
& Co 's extensive dry gcods establishment
on King street was damaged to tlie extent
ot $60,000 by fire this morning. The
lossisco-vered by insurance
1'LAbTh. ItbttS. ATTENTION All journey
men plasterers are Invited to attend an
open i.ieetingor Local Union No 96, Inter
national opvratUe l"aterers Association,
or the I nlied State; and Canada, on MON
DAY EVENING. Mar. h 1 , lb7. at Plas;-r-ors
Hall. 4 1-2 st and Pa ave, nw. Bvor
deror the Unin It
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE mass meeting
Sundaj. 7 30 p m , at Asemurv Pres
bjtenan Church, ."th and I sts. Hon J.
b Willis, M C , and Rev. J N Conden.
chaplain House of Representatives, will
adt'resti.e meeting. The pubhc eo.clfcl!y
DIbbOLUTiON OFPARTNERSHrF Nctice
i- herebv gien that tne indefinite part
nership between Martin L. Llttlerield
an I Kichard P . Evans, under rirm name of
LittleHeld &. E.ans Is. THIS TWENTY
FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1S97, dis
solve I by mutual consent.
All bills paable and receivable will be
so'Ued bv Richard P. Eans. Attorney-at-law.
402 Sivth street northwest.
MA it'l IN L. LI 1TLEFIELD ,
RICHARD P.EVANS re27-3t
90 by 90-inch "Lockwc od" ready
made sheets hae 2 inch hem
ami re ! o .1 sold under 59c each
Cheaper than the tare material
would cost jou rroca the bolt.
6,000 "TJtica" ready-made pillow
cases 45 bj- C6 inches never sold
under 12 l-2c for Monday,
Muslin to go'Mondaj at
5,000 yaTds new Merrimac shirt
ing prints to go Mcnday for
6,000 yards fast-colored check
apron gingham to go Monday for
10-quarter'Ttica" bleached sheet
ing to go Monday for