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Home Rule, Industry, Justice, Equality and Recognition according to Merit.
W. C. CHASE, Ep no asd Pbopbietob.
Clearing Out Sale
WASHINGTON, D. 0.. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1883.
WHY MEN CANNOT FLY-
LADIES' COATS, DOLIANS AND OIRCEARS.
f s". '", .I'STS" U ,mnd t,mt mU6t " wiU be cloBed oat ardtcss of cost to make room-
M TIN'S, fill ADAMAS, nil at greatly reduced prices AND C0L0RED SILKS,
1U j -K AND COLORED CASHREsXmcents up. AH the EVENING SHADFS
in Sik-. SiitlllP. Cashmeres. Alhnirncc d,1 t ir-:i: cL u,u " VJ" bH.AD.bb
H..ti Furnishing Goods in great variety and very chean
, tlr ttMSKi SS? C1'"5 """ Nn"kins' & . -H soHod, at half.
J. A. LUTTEELL & CO.,'
JOHN F. ELLIS & CO.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
PIAOS .AND OEGAN8
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
TaEepairmg and MoviDg promptly attended to. Cornets, Violias Pnfa.
Gmtars, and eyerjthing in the mueio line for '
CASH OK OIST INSTALMENTS. '
"OHisr it. ellis & co;,
937 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
one of the
We call the attention of every one to the fact that we have
finest and largest stocks of first-fl:i stthvc ; . ..:. m,.
toe ofMea m Goods unsurimssed for service and rtyle. We scH the bT$3
Button Boot made AVo sell the best Men's $4 and $5 made. Then ou -Boys'
and Misses' School Shoes are second to none. Infants' and ChiSnN Sl.oe -i
JLC1WINDS0RX1423 ifew York Avenue.
J- R- CORNELL7
1004 F Street, Northwest,
STAPLE AJYi FANCY GBOCER1ES'
WINES, LIQUORS, ETC.
OF ALL KItfDS
"TH AJTD F STS.
n?0lirwiii IVrt't'iavingbeen far in excess of our o
. n-(,( out aecidert bargains, and will on THUKSAeCftn witiT w'"
00 dozen more of those thoroughly made and trimmed
QIIEM1SE and DRAWERS at 25 cents each. The
lwt CJiemibe ever offered for the price.
We Uiave .0 dozen French Castor, 8 button length, Mous
yuetaire Gloves, al $1 per j)air, regular price, $1.50.
000 dozen Chopper" best q julity, ingrain, oil boiled, solid
colors, ladses' IJose at 48 cents per pair.
Another 50 dozen of those 12-Thread Children's Stock
ungs just in.
1103 dozen Misses' IIosp n! :i?i cents, or three pair for $1
rornnr )rire 50 cents to 75 rents, according to size.
V) d )zn Schojiper's Misses' solid colors, oil boiled, In
grain IIjss, 5 to S, 25 cnts per pair.
DOUGLASS; Ninth and F Streets.
CALL AND SEE HIM AND SAVE MONEY.
N. B.Tryour Fine Old Java Coffee
Lack nf PregrQSft In Itlan'n Competition with
tho Birds Reason!) Why No Practical
Flying Machine is Likely to bo Invented.
The New York Sun concludes that
this century is likely to be forever
memorable for its mechanical and en
gineering triumphs. It is distin
guished from all the centuries which
have preceded it as the age of steam
and electricity, of rapid transportation
for human beings and their products,
and for bringing all the world in in
stant communication, one part with
Other eras may have surpassed ns
in "literature and art. Some of out
metaphysical science may not be so
wonderful in the future as it seems to
as; but our mechanical and engineer
ing development has been so far be
pond anything of the same sort in the
past, even taking many centuries to
gether, that this century is separated
from the eighteenth by the broadest
gulf in the history of human progress
from era to era.
Yet, with all our mechanical
triumphs and our engineering achieve
ments, the Sun thinks that we are no
further advanced in one respect than
men were one hundred years ago, or a
thousand years ago, except to some
slight extent for military purposes.
Ballooning has made no progress, and
Is still nothing more than an amuse
ment of no nractical value. We do
not seem to be any nearer flying than
men were at the beginning of the
Our modern engineers have not yet
constructed a practical flying machine;
nay, they have not yet bo much as taken
the first step in that direction.
The London Engineer, which has
Iatelydiscussed flying machines in a
scientific way, comes to the conclusion
that there is no combination of wings
or arrangements of any kind which
will enable a man to fly with his own
"W have in the bird it adds, "a
machine burning concentrated fuel in a
large grate at a tremendous rate, and
developing a very large power in a
small space There is no engine in ex
istence, certainly no steam engine and
boiler combined, which, weight for
weight, gives out anything like the me
chanical power exhibited by the alba
tross." The conclusion arrived at by both of
our contemporaries is that man irifl
have to give up the hope of competing
with the birds in flying. Scientific
Making- Homo Happy.
The other night Jones went home In
one of those moods which seem to fit f
a man for a better world, .and after
supper was over and the children had
gone to bed, he sat down to spend an
evening of unalloyed bliss with Mrs.
J. The fact was a Drettv book-aeent
had sold him a new work that day,
"How to Make Home Happy," and
though he thought it best at present to
leave it at the office and gradually in
troduce it into the family circle, he was
inspired by aslight perusal of it to do
So he drew the most comfortable
chair in front of the blazing coal fire
in the parlor grate and seated himself
for the evening, while Mrs. J. filled a
Capita! City Guard
roeker on his right.
"I say, Maria, this is comfort," he
said, holding the newspaper between
him and the too ardent glow of the
"I'm glad you think so," answered
Maria, shortly. ' " Perhaps if you had
your back to a cold room without any
fire or prospect of one, you might feel
differently. You know the sitting
room stove "
Jones felt that he had started on an
unlucky subject, and he hastened to
guide the steed of conversation into
Adjoining tha Nineteenth 8treet Baptist
Monday Evening m. 26, 1883,'
Friflay Mm, March Ij,
-FOR THE BENEFIT OFITS-
" That reminds me, Maria, cf the old
strength. Ho lacks muscular power happy past. Do you remember when
Will Open at fcheir Stores
S and 834 SEVENTH STREET,
Monday IMCorning-,, Feb. 13tli5
NTfRE STOGK OF BANKRUPT GOODS OF
H,TuVloconfefel8.of Dry Goods' Silks' Drcss Goods Domestics, Linnens, Cloths,
vitn . wovei, iVoiions, Gentlemen's Furnishings. Housekeeping Goods, etc.
rvJ,if..b(?ug,1lrtIie nnlire stock at a great bgrgain for cash. And we are going to sell it ac
nwaimjij. No mistake.
GUINNIP & CO.
For the benefit of the
HERE AX BAPTIST CHURCH,
n Friday Eve., March 9. '83.
TuiLB?rea,l3af,tist Ohuroh,18th street be
lecm L and M. N. W. Tickets 25 cents.
Levi rflcCabc Caterer.
Meals Served Out,
922 ith Street, N. W.
'iven by the Pierce St. Mission
Rn.,i ,B ,lu u-v LUO JTiurctJ oi. iiiJBSlOn
MwolatGalbaith Chapel, L street,
reb'Siu4ihunadsth.N- w-- Frid-dy eveniD.s'
Jr,Z i -11"5 Uircises -mil consist 01 aiusjc,
apenkinjT and Debating. All Sunday School
workers a e invited. Admission ip ct.
D. N. LEWIS,
Practices in all the courts of the District of
Columbia and the state of Virginia.
Pensions and claims against the U. S. Gov
ernment a specialty. Koom 15 May Build
ing, cor. 7th & E sts.,dty. feb2i-tf
MARY F. YOUNG,
No. 218 llthSt.,Cor.C.N."W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C
f241m Tobacco and Cigarettes.
PRIVATE DANCING SCHOOL
Over Mme. Estren's Store,
1109 T Street? N. W.
The entire second floor "will be used for
that purpose. Instructions given in classes
or to individuals. Uew classes. -will be
formed March 1st For terms, information,
etc., apply to W. E Smallwood, No. 1139
15th street, between the hours of 5 and 8
1 o'clock, P. M. feb24-lm
Have You Seen Our $5 Overcoats ?
Owinc to the chance in a larce firm we liavo secured liJUiT HUNDRED FDR BEAVER
OVERCOATS which we are going to sell at $5. It is less than tho cost of the goods, but
they must be sold this month.
ONLY $5 FOR A GOOD AVAEM, SERVICEABLE OVERCOAT, IX
BLUE, BROWN AND BLACK.
Just think of it, only .$5 for a good winter overcoat. We are ready in all our depart
ments with a complete stock of
FINEST AND NICEST CLOTHING FOR MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN
you ever saw. Tho best in quality, finish and fit, and ono price. Lower than you pay in
many houses for common goods. We have choice styles in Overcoats and Suits, many
styles entirely new and not to be found elsewhere. They are equal to custom work at
much less cost. We have them at 10, 12,-14, 1G, 18, 20, 22. 25, 20, 2rt, 32. The finest satin
and silk lined overcoats yon ever saw. Ready made suits 10, 12, 11, 1G, 18 and 20. Men's
Pants 1.25, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, :?.00, :i.50, and up. We are selling genuine bargains, as we
have an immense stock of goods that we arc anxious for you to wear, as a trial of our
goods will secure your custom. We do not forget tho boys and children, and have an ele
gant stock of Suits and Overcoats expressly for them from 2.50 up to tho finest and
nicest styles. But bear in mind our -spscial bargain, THE 5.00 OVERCOAT, for general
wear and hard service, for cold, for rain, for snow, for warmtl', for wear. Beats all the
Overcoats ever offered for such a small sum.
CALL AND SEE OUR GOODS. AT
723 Seventh Street, Northwest.
Bargains ! Bargains ! !
3,000 yards of Ginghams in short lenghts, from 3 to 10 yards, 8 cents, former
price 12 cents; 300 yards of Cloaking, short lengths, from 1 to 3 yards, 1.50,
former price 2.50; 30 pieces apron Gingham 8 cents; former price 10 cents; 1
case 10 White "Sheeting, best quality made, 31 cents; former price 40 cents; 1
case of assorted Cottons and Cambrics, short lengths, 9 cents, usual price 12
A LARGE STOCK OF
Blankets and Bed Comforts
To be sold at a large reduction from usual prices.
BARGAINS IN EVERY KIND OF DRY GOODS
GEO. J. JOHNSON,
The Best Wagon on Wheels.
IS MANUFACTURED BY
have justly earned the reputation of making "Best Wag ox on Wheels.'
Manufactures have abolished the warrany, but Agents may, on their own
responsibility, give the following warranty with each wagon, if so agreed :
WE HEREBY WARRANT the FISH BROS. WAGON, No to bo well made in
every particular and of good material, and that the strength of the same is sufficient for
all work with fair usage. Should any breakage occur within one year from this date by
reason of defective material or workmanship, repairs for tho same will be furnished at
place of sale, free of charge, or tho price of said repairs, as per agent's price liBt will be
paid m cash by tho purchaser producing a sample of tho broken or defective parts as evidence.
Knowing we can suit j-ou, we solicit patronage from every section of tho United States.
Send for Prices and Terms, and for a copy of the "Racine Agriculturist," to
FISH BROS. &CO., Racino Wis.
Seals for all
ties made to
order at the
Seal Engraver and Die Sinker.,
to practice the accomplishment in
which the birds are so proficient. And
even if machines are devised to com
pensate for that lack of poAver and en
durance, they will not be successful
e1aencftfmbi Qlf aMmtolHl&1- W,
velop as much energy as each pound
of a bird. "Not till then," says this
engineering critic, can flight for man
Because birds fly, that is no reason
why man should do the same thing,
even if he is able to fit himself wings
as well adapted to his body as the
wings of the bird are to its physical
construction. Already " wing3 of
many model flying machines act just
as do those of the rook and other
birds" whose movements are s?ow
enough for us to observe just how tLey
fly. For there is a great difference
among birds as to the rapidity of th,eir
flight, and not only that, but also as to
the grace with which they do it. They
have various styles of moving through
the air, some graceful and others com
paratively clumsy, just as the walk of
a courtly woman differs from that of a
Sioux squaw. "We have no doubt,"
says our London contemporary, " that
if men could once fly, we should soon
have as many styles developed as there
We have said that the reason men
do not fly is not merely becausj they
lack wings, but also because they are
not strong enough. There is no bird
of flight whieh weighs as much as even
a very light man, but there are many
birds which are far stronger than men.
The limit of weight beyond whicn the
air cannot be utilized for bird flight is
somewhere about thirty pounds.
Nature does not produce heavier birds,
and doubtless for the reason that the
air is not the proper home for animals
weighing more. "The conditions
under which species are developed,''
says the Engineer, " are such that
everything goes as far as it can go in
size and speed." The roc of Eastern
story it pronounces a "mechanically
The albatross is the largest bird in
existence, and one of the heaviest.
There are heavier birds with limited
powers of flying, but the maximum
weight of any natural flying machine
which can fly well does not exceed
thirty pounds, according to the Engi
neer; and the weight of the albatross
seldom, if ever, exceeds twenty-eight
pounds, or one-sixth that of a power-' 'sense of his wife, who, like Mrs. Gene- f
ties. For C,
DESIGKNTS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED,
feb24-ly ' 1222 PENNA. AVE., WASHINGTON, D.' C.
ful man. But the albatross can keep
its wings, thirteen feet long from tip
to tip, in motion for a whole day,
while the strongest man would be ex
hausted, if he had to keep beating the
air with them, in half an hour. And
to fly he would need far heavier wings
to be kept in motion.
After a mathematical calculation,
the Engineer comes to the conclusion
that the albatross possesses as much
muscular energy as a man, and far
more endurance, "with which to nroDel
J the twenty-eight pounds of its body.
I used to visit at your father's and we
would sit for hours gazing into the
glowing depths of a wood fire?" mean
"I should think I did," responded
Mrs. J.. "I used to wonder if you
touSS fe J8tw,HSSer was waiting
thing, and we always had them heavy
for breakfast. How you used to hang
on and how spooney you were."
Failure number two; but Jones had
braced up to stay in and make home
bappy for one evening, and the moral
rectitude of his purpose sustained him.
"They've started a reading club over
to Sawyer's, I hear," he remarked
" To keep him home nights, I s'pose,"
suggested Mrs. Jones. "Well it will
take a club, and a good strong one, to
dp it, though, for my part, I should be
glad to have him out of the way if he
was my husband. 1 wonder if he will
ever get his wife that Bealskin cloak
he's been promising her 1"
"Yes," said Jones, faintly, "he
brought it home to-night."
" Nt I You don't mean it 1 Well, I
will say this for Tom Sawyer, he's gen
erous to a fault. And he's really
bought her a sealskin, and their pew is
right in front of ours! What luck
some women do have. I suppose it's
luck," and Mrs. Jones sighed in a de
Mr. Jones took his hat and said
f here was a man a customer of his
that was in town stopping at the hotel,
and he hadjiearly forgotten he had an
appointment with him on business, and
Mrs. J. skipped out and ran over to
Sawyer's and tried the new sealskin on,
and the next day Jones gave that copy
of "How to Make Home Happy" to
his office boy and told him to sell it at a
second-hand book store and keep the
Aided by His Wife.
Hamilton, the governor of Illinois,
it seems, owes much to the great am
bition ofj his wife, who is described as
both an intelligent and lovely lady
She was engaged to be married to the
youthful governor while both were at
tending the same school in Ohio. She
then predicted a brilliant future for
her betrothed, and had the greatest
confidence that he would make his
mark in the world. She persuaded
him to read law, and it ia said that in
all his -political battles Hamilton has
been guided by the wisdom and good
Once more we appeal to our generous
friends to assist us in this laudable under,
taking by contributions of money, fancy and
presence at the Fair or in any manner they
Contributions sent to Capt. W. P. Gray,1)
852 Pennsylvania avenue; Lieutenant W. Hi
Smallwood, 1139 Fifteenth street, and Cor
poral R. H. Byng, 1307 E street, will be
thankfully received and receipted for audi
proper acknowledgment sent to tho donors.
Xgp A fine orchestra of music will be im
For the arrangements of all who may at
tend we have secured the services of several!
prominent Artists, Vocalists, Elocutionists
and others who will, during the Fair, enter
tain them by choice selections. The voting
at the Fair last year gave general satisfac
tion. At the request of friendB we havo
decided to furnish several handsome articles
to be competed for among them will be a
ladies' and gentleman's gold Watch, Sewing
Machine, Handsome Oil Painting, Militia
Uniform, Set of Furniture, Cuckoo Clock,
China Tea Set and other useful articles. We
will endeaver, as we have done in the past, to
exert every effort to please and to entertain
our patrons. Wayland Hall has beo
thoroughly repaired and the supper floor has
been thrown into one, making a large halU
which will be used to promenade in. The
prominent organization, both Military and
Beneficial, have signified their intention of
being present. Come and see us, the "B" willi
be glad to -welcome their friends.
Captain, W. P. Gray,
1st Lieut., W. H. Smallwood,
2d Lieut. Orion D. Smith.
ral Locran. never takes a back seat
when her husband's political advance
ment is involved.
A century since the Hawaiians were
savages and cannibals. Mow there are
over 300 telephone wires in use in the
city of Honolulu, and the application
of the telephone is made throughout
the islands on the plantations. Some
of the planters cut their cane at night
with the aid of electric light.
How to expedite the males Get
papa to ask what their intentions are.
W. H. Smallwood, Chairman,
T. K. Richardson, Secretary,
Wi W. Taylor, Ass't. Secretary,
Wm. Joice, Treasurer.
W. T. Chapman,
P. F. Robinson,
John F Bowie,
Charles F. Simms,
Ji. S. Caiy,
Orion D. Smith,
AISMISSTOlSr - -lO CTSi
The prize and season tickets can be ol
tained from any member of tho Committee,