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nfter Hit eidence that has been pro
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Un said jesterdaj- "At first I was
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prescribed bj the medical profession "
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but it is a mightj expensive operation
vvnen the article offered is of no "value
lhe enormous success obtained by Dr
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Peer as a Kidney and Rheumatic
Tiltsburg, Pa , Dec 4, 1S95
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Tire latter diFea", phjsicians saj , was
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blood I have tried lemedy after remedj,
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more than temporary relief Mj occupation,
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31 G Miller, 393 Oth Av
An Eminent Divine Says:
Oct 30, 1S95
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If Inauguration Day
Were Only April 30
The selection of the 4th of March for
inauguration was accidental. The 3oth of
April was the day originally chosen, and
Mr. Winthrop, in his famous oration upon
the life and character or George Wash
ington, alluding to this subject, said:
"Most happy "would it be if the 30th of
April, on winch the first inauguration of
Washington took place in 17S0, could
henceforth be the date of future inaugu
rations, as It might be by a slight amend
ment to ttie Cunstltiition.givingasitVYould
a much-needed extension to the short ses
sion of Congress, and letting the second
century of our constitutional htstorj be
gin where the first century practically
1 he first puragiaph of the second section
of the first article of the Constitution,
wiitesMi.Cuitis, provides that tiiellouseof
Representatives shall be composed of nicin
hers chosen every second year b the
people of the severnrstates. This neces
sanlj implies that the term is for two
3 ears. When this Question was pending
in the constitutional convention, Mr. Ells
worth moved that members of the lower
house be elected Tor one jear. Mr Uut
lelge proposed two je.irs; Mr. Jenifer
three jears. Mr MadKon, in seconding
the motion for tliiee jears, made a strong
argument o-i the text that instability was
one of the greut errorsof government. He
declared thai three jears would be abso
lutely necessary for a member of the House
to form a proper knowledge of his duties
and the interests of the State he repre
sented. Mr Gerry, in reply, pleaded for
annual elections, "as the only defense of
a people against tjrannv " He said that
triennial elections would be the prelude
to usurpation, and he was as much against
a triennial House as against an liereditarv
executive. On the question of striking
out three vears, several States voted yea,
three no, and one State was divided. Two
vears was then inserted by a unanimous
vote of the convention, and on Saturday,
September 13, 1788, the congress of the
confederation passed the follow mg resolu
tion: "Resolved, That the Tirst Wednesday
In Januarv next lie the dav for appointing
electors in the several States, which, be
fore the said dav, shall have ratlfeld the
said constitution; that the first Wednesday
in February next be the dav for electors
to assemble in their respective btates and
vote for President, and that the First
Wednesdayin March next lie the time, and
the present seat of Congress (New York)
the place, for commencing the proceed
Ings under the constitution "
In accordance with this provision, the
Senators and Representatives or the First
Congress met In the citv of New York, on
the first Wedncsdaj of March, 17S9, which
happened to be the 1th of that month
Nearlv four jears after, Congicss passed
an act, which wasappiovedMaich 1.1 79J,
of which section 12 reads as lollovvs
"And lie it further enacted, that the term
of four vears lor "which a Piesident and
Vice President bliall be elected, shall In
all cases commence on the 1th dav of
March next succeeding the dav on which
the votes or the electors shall have been
Tills act still stands upon the statute
books, and is the onlv law governing the
date of the inauguration At that tune
the weather was not a matter of import
ance, and was not taken into considera
tion 1 lie inauguration of Presidents was
a ministerial act, not attended by miioh
ceremonv. In 100 jears there have been
twentj seven inauguration dajs Twelve
of them w ere pleas.mt;cwelve w erestormy
There is no record of the weather on the
other three dajs During the first fiftj
jears there were thirteen inauguration
daj-s Eight of tnein were pleasant, two
were stormv and the weather of three is
not reported During the last fiftj veais
there h.n e be"n fourteen liiaugurat ion dajs
Onlj four of them were pleasant, ten were
Trcsident Harrison, while reviewing the
procession on the d.ij of his inauguration,
and watching the soldiers and citizens
tramping through the Plush th.it was ankle
deep upon tno pavements, with their gar
inents soaked with snow and rain, remark
ed to a gentleman standing near him
"This storm will cost more lives than a
And the mortalitj reported in the news
pipers as due to expos jre, not onlj among
those who were engaged in the procession,
but alo among the spectators, confirms
An examination of the new spapcr reports
of tlie inauguration cei emonics from Wash
ington to Cleveland may be summarized
Washington, at the citj of Xew York,
April 30, 1789 A beautiful spnngday
Washington, March 4, 1793, at Phila
delphia No mention lsmadc or the weather
in the newspaper reports, but the inference
is that it was pleasant, as great crowds
were upon the streets enjoj ing the ev ent
John Adams, March 4, 1797, at Thila
delplna No reference to the weather in
any of the newspapers
Jefferson, at Washington, March 4, J801
"Ihe sun shone brightly thioughout the
Jefferson, Match 4, 1805 -Cold, ram and
snow, verj disagreeable weather.
Madison, March 4, 1609 -A beautiful dav-.
Madison, March 4, 1813 "A perfect
springday,rhesun shone bright "
Monroe, March 4, 3817 "A radiant and
Monroe, March 5, 1S23 "The day was
disagreeable, snow and iain having fallen "
John Quiitcy Adams, March 4, 182o
"The weather "was good."
Jaekso-i, Marcli i, 1829 "One of the
balmiest dajs or spring " ;
JackfO'i, Marcli 4, 1833 No reference
to the weather.
Van Buren, M.cu-41--1837 "A bright
and beautiful daj."
Harmon, William II., Marcli 4, 1841
"Weathercold and cloudj, Aerj disagree
able above and under fcot "
Polk, Marcli 4, 1845 "Wet and dis
agreeable, clouds of umbiellas darkened
the streets Snow falling while the in
augural address was delivered "
Tajlor, Maich 5,1849 "A bright daj "
Pierce March 4, 1853 "Weather verj'
unfavorable, lieavj snowfall, law, north
west "Winds "
Buchanan, March 4, 1857 "A faultless
Lincoln, March 4, 18G1-"A clear, bright
Lincoln, March 4, 1865 "Cold, cloudy
and threatening weather; heavy rains the
previous night; streets erj- muddj-."
Grant. March 4, 1869 "A raw, dismal,
Grant, Marcli 4, 1873 "The coldest in
augural day ever known. Thermometer 4
degrees above zero."
llaj-es. March 4, 1877 "Rain."
Garfield. Marcli 4, 1881 "Ground cov
ered with snow; strong northwest wind
Cleveland. March 4, 18S5 "Very fa vol
atile day for March."
Harrison, March 4, 1889 "Continuous
rain from the 2d to the 5th of March,
with suowstormon the monungoC the 1th.
Cleveland. March 4, 1893 "Rain and
snow in early morning; streets covered
with slush: v.ealhei cleared toward noon."
The first proposition to change the date
of inaugural daj" w.ts a t evolution intio
dnced in tlie Senate pioposing a consti
tutional amendment, for the action of
the legislatuies of the seveial States, ex
tending the teim of Piesident Cleveland
uutll tq "r,t'i ot Apiil. 1889, and the
term ot tVbcrs of Congiess to the
same datu ,.ifc as passed without de
bate and without objection, not only in
the rortj-ninth, but in the Fiftieth Senate,
but no action was taken upon it in the
House. On the 21st of rebruaiy, 188S,
Mr. Culberson, of Texas, called up the
resolution, v."hich hud been icported fa
vorably fiom the Committee on Foieign
Arrairs, and attempted to puss it undei
suspension of the rules, but it failed to
get the two thirds vote necessaij'. On
the 3d of Apul, 1888, Mr. Crane of Texas,
renewed the efrort, which again failed.
The resolution was oppqsed by Mi Reed
of Maine, who made a sarcastic speech; by
.Mr. Ken of Iowa, who referred to the gen
ciallv accepted fiction that Jeffeison rode
to the Capitol on horseback and tied his
biidlo to a tree while he went in and took
tlie oatli of office.
"I do not think it adds to the respect
for the government to have ostcutatioub
displavs at tlie inauguration of the Presi
deivj," he said. "1 do not think it would
hurt the country if the inauguiatlon were
made to take place on such a cold d.iv as
would p it displavs out of the question "
Senator Burrows made a somewhat hu
morous speech. In which he lemarked that
he had vet to hear of a Tiesident-elect
who declined to be inauguiated on the 4th
A change of date for tlie inauguration of
the President fiom tlie 1th of Match to the
30th of April would accomplish four tilings
It would insure better weathei which is
very important It would Tcstore tlie in
auguration to the oiiginal dav intended
It would enable CongresH to devote two
additional months to the bunihess requited
of the short session It would enable Con
gress to be in session while the Piesident
is inaugurated Ah it now stands, the law
requires Congiess to assemble on the first
Monday In December of each jear. The
first session maj be extended indefinitelj
The second session must terminate on the
1th ofMaich following, giving anuvoi.igo
of three months for business, which was
formerlj sufficient. But the leqiilrements
of the appropiiation bills have become
so greauof late jears thatvei v little other
business is ever transacted, and the adch
tion of two months would be a great
While the term of office pi escribed by
the Constitution I oth for the Ti esident and
members of Congress can neither be length
ened nor cm tailed, without a constitu
tional amendment, the dates for the meet
ing and the adjournment of Congress, and
for the inauguiatlon of the 1' resident maj'
be fixed and changed by law A con
stitutional nmendmentisnot necessary.
There are manv good reasons why Con
gress should be In session when the Tresi
dent is inaugurated. It is .in anomalous
condition in our sjstem of gov eminent that
tlie legislative branch of the government
bhould dissolve tlie "very moment that a
new executive takes the o ith of office, and
under ordinary- circumstances, unless he
shall call a speclnl session, it is nine months
berore lie cm submit a message to tlie co
ordinate body and make such suggestions
as he desius for legislation Another
curious anomalj is that the legislative1
biauch dues not meet until thirteen mouths
after it is eh eted 'Hits Is the onlj conn
trj In the universe w here such a condition
piev.uls In England, France, Germany
and other countries tlie parliaments meet
at once to settle the issues upon w Iiich
they are elected Heie, unless the Presi
dent calls them together for a special ses
sion, the issues .tie often dead before Con
gress is enabled to consider them.
1 Hi: POLICE UAMI'EHEIJ.
They Claim That CiooK-. A nested
on Suspicion Aie Iteleuscd.
The release of two well-known crooks
and all around thieves in the police court
bj Judge Kimball last week is causing tlie
police to believe that their efforts to clear
the ntj of this class of objectionable clti
7eus during inauguiatlon week will bear
little fruit Not long ago the order went
fortli from Major Moore, chief of tlie po
lice department, to pick up all men with
past recoids oi crime, and thought to be
still engaged in the same pursuit, and
charge them as suspicious characters, in
ordei that thev might be placed out of the
wav until the great rush which will come
this week is over In accordance with
this, the detective force and the privates
have been given instructions to be espe
cially on the lookout und bring in such
L-ist Thursday Detective Sutton, ef the
I'irst precinct, arrested "Joe" Smith, a
notorious local cicok, and on the follow ing
n orning biouglit him into police court,
where he was leleased from custodj bj
Judge Kimball , notw ithsta tiding that Smith
had admitted to Detective Sutton that
hehadniadeariangeinentstobrlng to Wash
ington fK professional pickpockets and
sneak thieves to operate dining inaugural
week Smith confessed to the officer of
having engaged a btiite at a rcort on
MiJouii avenue where the crooks were to
be quarteied, while he was to act as a
guide and point out to his ji.ils the local
detectives, m oidei that thej might be
His record is a bad one, he hav Ing "done
time" for several terms He was once
arrested with "4'urlj" Hams for snatch
inga i ockc tbook from a lady in Thiladelphia ,
and aho served a teim in tlie New Jersey
penitenti.irj "Curlj" Harris was one of
the men he intended to bring to Washing
ton "Joe" was also Implicated with
"Happy Jack" Law ton, who is now serv
ing a five jears' term loi administering
knocVout drops to Farniei Menigan last
summer In spite of Ins bad record and the
efforts of the police to put him cut of the
waj' at this time, he was given his libertj
Another crook. Will Mann, was also re
leased in the police court Snturdaj'. He
was charged bj Policeman leathers with
being a suspicious character. Mann has
also "done time." his last orfense being
the dealing of a watch from the dressing-room
of an actor in Kernan's Theater,
for winch he was sent to jail The po
lice say that they are largely handicapped
in their efforts to prevent thieving by
having such offenders at large. Notwith
standing these releases, however, the po
lice sav thej- will continue to carrj out
Major Moore's orders, and arrest all sus
Rcmoinl of a Well-Known Finn.
Messrn M Dvrenforth & Co , tlie well
known clothiers, now at 621 Pennsjlvania
avenue noi tit west, will take possession
of thelt new four-storj building, 923
Pennsylvania avenue foimerly occupied
bj Mr. J. V. Poteler on Apri l a beau
tiful new plate glass fiout will be added
and manv othei linpiovements made The
building is equipped with passenger and
frieght elevators, and the new fixtures
will be rich and modern Duiingthe next
thirtj dijs their entire stock of men's
suits and overcoats will be slaughteied
Not a garment of the present stock will
be carried to the new building. The
liveliest kind of selling began on Saturday
and if prices aie cousideied, it will con
tinue until the last g.ument is gone I'ros
pective clothing bujers will do well to
read their announcement, 'which appeals
in another column of this issue At the
new store Messrs Djreuforth & Co will
add complete lines of bojs' and children's
clothing which they are not cairjing
at present . it
Alleged Murderer Arrive.
New York, Teb 28. -A. W. Piatt, alias
Edward W. Taj lor, charged with the mur
der of Jesse Tyrec, in Kentucky in 1885,
arrived on the White Star steamer Brit
tannic jesterday afternoon in charge of E.
P. Farrell.prosccutingattorney, and Sheriff
E. J. Groa.
(Copjright, 1897, by AH. nawklns )
PARI' I '
Mrs Ncttlelon, being- of a cheerful dis
position, limited her ae agaiust life to a
mild complaint that itl was not as amusing
as it might be; it wits" not a tragedy to
ltei, but a comedy; onlj .the comedy was
apt to flag. Eventhfs murmur she uttered
shamefacedly, since he was aware that
she herself had lather handicapped life bj
inaiiylngMr. Nettleton. Yet, though Mr.
.Nettletoii had been dead'iiow three jears,
lire had not impioved much. It was
still a little dull, and she", of course, still
very sorry for hei. husbaiid, although
slightly .lesentful that evcrjliody should
consider her grief aspd more than proper.
Since she was joung, pretty, and meirj',
she felt sometimes that her grief was
creditable, and not merely proper. There
was something anuojjng in the way in
which her i datives, both by blood and
affinity, acquiesced in a lifelong mourning
for her while they were dojng their best
Hut Which One Was the. Hondv
to enjoj themselves very handsomely.
True, they were not widows, but even
in India, Mis Nettleton understood, suttee
Her brother in law Fred was an ex
ception lo him she was indebted for
such g.ijctj .ib fell to her lot, and for her
occasional escapes from an atmosphere
too reminiscent of Mr Nettleton Fred
had been "verj fond of his brother, but
took leave to think that the excellent
man, who had striven to promote his
wife's pleasure while he lived, would
not grudge her a little recreation after
his death He did not: agree with tlie
Idea that by djing we acquire, or in
deed Eliould be indulged in, a posthum
ous habit of reproachful selfishness. AX
this tlmo he had expressed his opinion
so forclblj as to extort fiom his mother,
with whom Mnrcla and he had been
stnjlng In the countrj, the concession
tbatthere was nothing very shocking
in a Jtwo or three dajs' blcjcie excursion;
he and Marcia would look after one an
other -very well, the country was dls
taut and retired; two dajs out and two
days back would le a charming trip foi
Marcia. Mrs Nettleton, sr , jlelded with
some doubts and reluctance. The pair
set forth in high spirits, having arranged
means wherewith their luggage should
meet them at their nightly stopping places.
Their only fear was 'le-.t the luggage
should fail them; ( that they themselves
should be defaulters had' not come into
Such an occurrence had, however, sug
gested itseir to Fate. On the evening of
the second daj". about 8 o'clock, when
rain was falling heavilj, the roads turn
ing to bogs, and they still, as thej be
lieved, ten or twelve miles from their
destination, a complication of misfortunes
overtook Tred's bicjele. Suddenly it ap
peared to do and .sufrer everj tiling which
bicjcles should not The result was that
Fred was thrown into a ditch, and the
machine itself settled down on the road
in pathetic and obvious helplessness Mur
cia. having survejed it for a moment,
felt inclined to crj; sho was so wet.
"l'ou must take mine." she said, with
a shiver. "Ride on to the inn and send
a carriage for me. It'll take only about
about two hours." She endeavored by
her tone to impart? an unreal shoitness j
to this space or tune.
"You'd catch our death," said Fred
in contemptuous aft( etion. "You must
nde on, and I'll follow vv ith the beastly
thing. The trap'll meet me. The road's
quite straight; jou can't? miss it. What?
Look odd jou arriving alone? AH right
if jou'd rather stay here all night."
Mrs. Nettleton dctjded, to nsk the im
pression which she 'might create by ar
riving unattended, Hstened carefully to
more directions alout the road, and lert
Fred trjing to light his, pipe from a Lox
of sodden matches. As she plowed oif
through the mud, it struck her that after
all there was no unseemly riotousness of
mirth about this expedition
Now a load maj' sem very btraight
the Tlmo I Am mj
to persons Intimately acquainted Willi it,
and jet appear to a stranger rich in pos
sible and seductive alternatives. After
about two miles this particular road
branched Into two. The road might be
straight, but which was tlie road? So
far as Marcia could see, an equal amount
or divergence was involved in going cither
way. However, after long consideration,
she made up her mind that she turned less
aside by bearing to the left than by swerv
ing to the right. Her opinion wheu formed
became-as opinions will at once a cer
taintj ; she could not suppose that anv body
could be stupid enough to hold anj other.
She bore to the left; then she rode on for
a great ma ny miles, or so id seemed. It
rained harder than ever, she dripped from
head to foot; mud slushed about the re
luctant wheels of her blcjcie. She dis
mounted, deciding that It had been a mis
take to force her mother in-law into
an approval of this mad Jaunt.
"I could crj-," she declared as she shook
herself and felt the spray from her clothed
fljing round hgr. r
In dogged obstinacy she began to walk
up a long, steep hill, dragging the bicjele
with her. bhe seemed to get no nearer the
top, the bicjele appeared to engage itself
in a persistent effort to ioll down to the
bottom. She remembered with vain regret
the dajs when she considered bicj cling
an unladjlike pursuit. Prejudices are no
doubt properlj- condemned, but thej' 6ae
many a disenchantment.
"Thank heaven," said Marcia, "there's
a housel I don't suppose it's aji inn, but if
thej 're Christians thej '11 dry me and
bend something to pick up Fred."
The house to which she referred stood
a little waj- back from the road. At the
verj first glance it had an air of comfort,
of warmth, of a thing even more precious
at the moment absolute drjness Marcia
pushed on at a quicker pace and turned in
through the gate. No dog barked inhospita
bly. She fcic as though she would be wel
"After all," she reflected. "I'm rather
a nice person to turn up out of the night
like this!" But a revulsion of feeling
followed quicklj. "What a fright 1 must
look. 1 hope there won't be a partj-.''
Leaning her bicjele against the door
post, she rang the bell The pause that
followed plunged her Into a nervous and
apologetic condition; the conviction of
frig'itfulness grew stionger; her fringe
hung in damp strings, her skirt clung
around her in an affectionate but un
becoming manner, she felt sure that her
face was streaky. And It would un
doubtedly look queer that she should ar
rive alone. These circumstances reduced
her to a stateOf Intense embarrassment,
which was not lessened when the door
opened and revealed a young and good
looking man iu evening dre-s.
"Is jour master at home?" she blurted
"Tor the time 1 am mv own master,"
was the answer, given in smooth, pol
ished and pleasant tones. "Maj" 1 ask" "
"Oh, I in so sorrj. I 1 thought-oh,
well, I mean, one of our bicjcles has
broken down and I'm Mrs. Nettleton, jou
know, and I've' lost my way, and Fred's
Komovvhere back on the road, and oh,
dear, I'm so wet!"
The joung man smiled very pleasantly.
"I understand perfectly ,"' aid he "Iio
heve me, I shall be delighted to assist
jou. You must come in and get dry."
"And jou'll send for?"
"I'll send for jour husband as soon
as I can."
Marcia smiled; it was v ery amusing that
Fred should be taken for her husband, a
boy like Fred! Hut she did not unde
ceive her host Perhaps it was as well
as it was. She would tell him later on,
when Tred came. Meanwhile the little
deception was rather fun.
"This is jours.'" the j-oung man asked,
lajmg his hand on the bicjele. "I'd
better bring it in, hadn't I?" He brought
It into tlie hull, and, after an examination
of it, looked up smiling as he observed
"This one seems right enough, Mrs.
He seemed pleased to see her Not sur
ptise. which she had anticipated; not
amusement, which she had dreamed; but
simple gratification" inspired tlie smile
which lit up his handsome features as
he ushered her into the hall. The house
was delightfully warm and drj Marcia
sighed with contentment.
"It's so kind of jou." she murmured
gratefully, with a glance at his face.
"I'm delighted." said he. "Tlie trap
shall go and fetch Mr. Nettleton as soon
as possible " He smiled pleasantlj'. re
peating, "as soon ab possible." Then he
added "Meanwhile jou must change
jour things "
"Oh; but I've no luggage."
"That's all right," he assuied hei.
"Theie's everj thing jou want hue"
"He's married," Maieia decided in a
satisfaction just "vaguely touched with dit
api o ntment. Raiment was assured at tlie
cost of romance Well, the woild is what
it is, and Alarcla was wet.
They passed into tlie dining-room. The
table was spread, places for two being
laid. The joung man rang the Lei! A
niaid-scrvant of mature jears and most
Wednesday Matinees Saturday
Great Romantic Drama,
The Heart of Maryland
Direction of Max Blclman
-MRS. LESLIE CARTER
And a Cast or Great Merit.
Hcencrj- by Lniest Albert and Richard
FIVE WEEKS IN BOSTON,
FIVE WEEKS IN CHICAGO. "
ONE MONTH IN PHILADELPHIA,
300 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK.
The Washington Production Under the
Personal Direction of the Author.
No Advance in Priced.
Uonlght All Week,
Wednesday Matinees Saturday.
Tlie Greatest inaugural Attraction Ever
The Musical Fad of the Day.
Original New York Production
IN liVEIt UKTAIU.
AN ALL-STAR CAST.
Direction .Max Blcimau.
Carriages at 10 30.
Lillian Russell Opera Co.
In tlie Greatest or all Successes
AN AMERICAN BEAUTY
Seat and box sale commences Thursday.
niUKO OPERA HOCbU.
xJT ' KERNAN A. RIFE, Mamgers.
COMMENTING MONDAY, MARCH 1.
Matinees DAILY This Week.
Special Midnight l'crrormatices March 3, 1
The American Favorite Comedian
In his latest edition of the spectacular
OFF THE EARTH.
40 A Git EAT COMPANY 10
Sweet blngers, Prettv Girls. Funny fome-
dians. Clev er Dancers and -Merrv makers
A Wealth of Scenic Accessories.
Next Attraction THE LIMITED MAIL.
CENTER MARKET HALL.
Pa. Ave and nth St.
TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY,
Commencing Moiuiav Evening, .Ma nil 1
Afternoon, 2 o'clock. Evening, S o'clock.
Grand Historical Musical Spectacle
in 'Ihrec Acts and Twenty Tableaux, by
TT Dr. G.E. Conterno.
Under the auspiie-i o tl e second K-tTiiuenr,
D C. N. G
100 Artistsin tlioni'oriuction 100
Conterno's Famous Concert Band.
Tfckcts on sale at Sanders i Staj man's
Reserved Seats 7."c. and SI 00
See Palace, C02S.VSLI0N
REAL ICE SKATING
LAST WEEK OF SKATING SEASON
Lvery Arternoonaud Evening (except Mou
davs aud Tuesdays).
Afternoon, 1 JO to 3. Evening, 7.30
to 10 30.
Mornlng Classes, 10 30 to 1J:30
GRAND MASQUE CARNIVAL
Friday livening. March 5.
427 Seventh Strtet Northwest.
Admission, 15 Cents.
Immicli's Brass Band.
1 can furnish a first ilas band for the
"Inaugural Parade Fiom tvventj to
uiuij iic niu'ii, uiuiorme'ii.
DANIEL B. inniCH,
433 L St. N. W.
respectable aspect appeared Marcia turned
toward her rather deriantlv. she wasthink
ing of what the maid Avotild certainly he
thinking. But the maid looked merelv de
ferential. "Mrs Nettleton will change in the blue
room," said tlie voung man, "and supper m
half an hour."
" Yes.sir Will j on tep tins wa j , ma'am?"
said the, maid.
Marcia followed her, rather surprised
that nothing was sud about the mistress
of the house. Supper was laid loi two
"Susan!" called tlie oung man
"Mrs. Nettleton will select whatever
shelikes. I suppose everv thing is readv?"
"In the blue room, sti?"
"Oh, certainly, sir."
The joung man laughed Susan's face
seemed to hint a protest, but she said
nothing more. Marcia followed her with
a renewed feeling of bewilderment If
there were a mistress of tlie house, where
was he? If there were not
"This is the room, ma'am," said Suan
"You'llfindeverjthingvou want, I think "
Everjtlung that nuvbody could want
Eeemed to be in that most charming blue
room. The fire burned bright, the toilet
table gleanvd with silver brushes and the
accompanying furniture; a beautiful tea
gown draped the sofa; a pair ofsilk stock
ings warmed on a screen b the fender
Marcia turned inquiring eves on Susan;
Susan was taking articles of clothing from
a drawer, dry, clean, dainty articles, aud
disposing of them on chairs.
"Will jou take a bath, ma'am?" asked
Marcia resigned her-elf to the imex
pectcd. There seemed a magical reach
ness for her; the fanej- occurred to her
that indiscreet questions might hne
some such effect as she h id read or in
fairj- tales, that mquiMtiveiieSd would
bring its penaltv-, the house, the blue
room, the warm stocking-., the bath van
isli, and she be left again, dank and
weary, on the muddy road
"Yes, I would like a bath," -aid Marcia
Was it all a dream' At least the
teagown was a dream. So Marcia de
clared as she put it on and studied its
erfect in tlie pier glass It rated her
so well a little tight, perhaps, but what
of th.it.' Its red'stnted her d.uk hail ad
mlrably; Tcally, she had never looked
better! "And what a perfect maid Susan
was! Who could question 'sacli ' a
, To be Continued,
KW NATIONAL THEATEK
Lv cry E ening. Wed and Sat. Mats.
The Eminent Actor, MR.
SOL. S3I1TII ItUSSELIi
Ry MARTHA MORTON,
Authoror Rrother.Tohn. "TheMc rchant "
"Ills Wires Father' and "A
Fool of fortune
Next Week lloyl's "A BLACK SHEEP.'
Annie Yearn a if
anil Great Company
?5, 50, 75 and
Wed. and Sat.
Mats. 25 and 50c
A. ai. Palmer and
Great 1'riMlnc ion
cxi V eic"lhuGirll I.eli lleli hid .Vie.,
Ki:kxa,n'j i.vcKrvi thkti:k.
., -.-r,. MATINEE TODAY
J EXTRA MIDNIUlil MAu.NEES-3
Wedne-daj, Thursday and Friday.
1'L.YNX i SHERIDAN'S
A Dazzling Delude or Delightful Diversions
Next Week -C W Williams' Own Company.
si isciillaxeotj a
"WANTED-HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID
1 OR OLD GOLD AND SILVER
SMALLEST AND LARGEST AMOUNT
twiught; old and new Jewelry, watches.
6poons, dentist gold.
Mm I LA TED UOiN3. TEETH PLATES.
Gold and Silver Refiner, and Buyer of Old
Uoht and Silver. S15 G T NW.. OPP.
PATENT OFFICE. fe-tr.lyr
REDUCED RATES Vienna Ladies' Tai
loring -cln ol, ;(! lth st nw , first
Lo r, I reach dressmaking thoroughly
taaght. pupils can make dresf es lor them-sclvc-s
or n lends while learning; day or
evening Ietons. first-class dressmaking
reasonable. MADAME DUFFIELD.
FAKIRS ONLY Best selling Inaugural
badge; adopted by national Republican
committee; big monej-. Call PHOTO
CAR, 3.1u Pa ave. rnal-3C
MKS M LEWIS, massage and magnetic
treatment, joung ladj" assistant, of Chi
cago. O'lO G st. nw. mrl-3t
M C'HUlGE for consultation. H. D.
.ordoN, Attornev, 918 F, Room 2.
DI ALL. L'OJT L st nw Meals at all
hour-., confectioner, etc ; .pectal at
tention paiil to ladies, quick service
FOR oALE-Thebestand most economical
rilngeralor is iloxiey's Improved Dry
Air Rerum-ratur. vuur ice h-.ts longer;
jour Tuod i kept pure and fre-b THEJ.
T MOXLEY ICE BOX AND FIXTURE
CO . factorv-rearof 214, 216. 218 8th si
WALL PAPER If vou want vour rooms
papered cheap, all the paper will coat
vou is 10c : tnat iwvs Tor the paper and
hanging C C SILENCE, TJ0 3d St. He.
DLTHCTU E ofrers his services for confi
dential work; has best refs , charges
rc.iiiMtite DETECTIVE, this office.
M ..SAt.l. ..lid manicure By MRS COL
1'OliD and assistant, 042 E st. nw.
J G SINCLAIR, dealer in new and second
handrurtiiture.No ;I6 La. avi .Washing
ton D I Andrew Folev. salesman. Ail-v-hikc's
made ou u'l kinds or merchandise.
Highest price paid ror second hand furni
ture, etc fe6-Tt
DO 0V use Crullers" Then order the bet;
RuseH"s Capital Crullers, home made; de
livered fresh always. 10 cents per dozen; a
di-couiit to lunchrooms andchurehando
cnl gatherings lOObthstne re2G-7c
PERSONS who have lapsed tneir policies
in the Prudential Insurance Company wdl
receive valuable Information by address
ing J r. HARRIbON. this office fe23-76
aHEET ML SIC at half price; v'olm.
banjo, mandolin and guitar strings. 5
cents each; 10,000 copies of music s t 10
cents each; soad 2 eent stamp for Com
plete analogue, by maak popular avaga
zmes at cut prices. U. J SIMPSON.
1003 G st Near Palais Royal. fe22-l4t
ui HIRE OK .Lt-The cheapest pnee
for cots or mattresue ia town. Call or
address S J NOTES, 613 F st nw.
I WONDER wio pavsthe highest pncea
for gents cast off clothing; drop pos
tal. SAUL BROS , 023 D st. nw. jal6-3mo
loi wilt find inauguration tickets for
stand at 14th and Ulh sts at Mr BREN
TANO S Book Stole and LITTLEFIELD
& ALYORD'S offiee. 1J27 Pa ave
FINE. wholesome, generous luncheons
and delhlous coffee, at the Pure Dairy
Lunch. 9.15 D st. nvv ja!4-tf
CONTRACT awarded to Sumrnerlott &
H illrv. patent stasre builders. by Inaugural
Committee, and Percy S Foster, leader of
MiM-dy and sankey, largest c Imrch choir in
Aiiicriio, for a patent stage in the Pension
Building, for serv lees. fe27-3t-em
PIANO tuning. SI 50. all work first-class;
guaranteed, drop postal JAS R. S)U-
R IT Y . 30 5 12th st se fe27-3t,em
W h. HA VE 1 ,000 cots for rent at 30 cents
each for thelnauguration. "V URDEMAN
co , GIO uth st nw fe23 7tem
EGGS for hatching; brown leghorns, black
lamrshans. prize winners, eggs SI 50 Tor
13 Visitors welcome 401 Uth st. ne
MANDOLIN, Banjo and Guitar taught;
rapid progss.s pupil's residence PROF.
HRAU.i-KORD 722 10th st nw J26-3t,em
THE "3 DAYS" CURE tfor men) 'cads
.ill remedies in thu city; .t nrorapt and
permanent cure or no charge; Consulta
tion iree DR M'KEEHAN, 710 12tn
st. nw. fe22 14t
PRINTING Business cards Toe per 1,000:
other printing equally as cheap; maga
zines bound Tor EOc ; miscellaneous botika
rc-tXHiud; paper rutiug, etc. G. E. WIL
LIAMS, 615 7th st-uvv. fe6-tf,em
O B ' Is safe ai'il Mire lor all female
tioatdes. Call afteiiu-on, Mrs BAILEY.
:17D st nw fe24-14t.em
TOIt SAIA". sniUKBAN.
FOR SALE -3.. acres near Arlmgton
300 acres on B ami V R. R,
i uv propenv rur exchange
Monej loaned mi mortgage
Room 30.5. Fidelitv Building.
fc27-tf Baltimore. Md.
FOR SALL A beautiful tract of 25 acres,
surround 'ilbv t tic ni nest ami most fertile
farms in Marvland. between Brooks sta
tion aud Ilv.tftsville. prlie. S1.300. Also,
itlractive hemes in Uvaicsvuit- .mil choice
budding lots IIo-ses fur rent Farms for
sale ROGERS . ROGERS. 3.5S Iud ave.
and Hvattsville. Md re27-tf
FOR SALE First class barroom In gcod
busines-. location; doing a big whisky
trade; will sell cheap, av owner Is ahouC
to leave the citv Apply to WASHING
TON HREWERY CO , 3th and F sts. ne.
ma. I Gt
WANTED Partner In a small manu
facturing business; a good article and
readj- seller, goods m-w on the market.
Further information call 1G25 Gth at.
I OR SALE Lutult and diiimg loom, one
of the best stands in the citj- for the
inauguration, price S350. 1406 Penn
sylvania ave fe-o-fit
LOST A black pocket-book containing
S30 audi hei k for $23. A hbeial reward
will lie paid for retina to . S MACKIN
TOSH, IM)9 Riggs place nw 1C
cor-T i-jitinlay night, between lrjth
audlifavi itei'.trk.nt viv.riiilipt.H.
A reward will be-paid by returning nme
to Rimiii :!' War lienauiuent ifv It,
Ui: CREAM A 1; absolutely pure; SOc
i.i r gauof, debit ted. LAfLY'S, 601
J Hid 003 N r hvk- Xc2T-tt