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THE MORNINGrTOEES, ' SUNDAY, APJRIL
CNPRING IS HERE, and you'll want your new outfit for next Sun
! j.. x . uu. -fv f vnn a ta surfi of beinsr correctly
and stylishly clad at less cost than any one else could supply
xrsi tVm RnWnenn Mr. horv liO. aDeib mean nuuuiouii
quality always, and Robinson & Chery Co. prices
LOWEST in America for goods of equal value.
& Chery Co.
which are the
Suits in all the popular weaves and newest
patterns and colors. Cutaway and Prince Albert
Frock in Worsted, Vicuna and Inauguration
Sack Suits in a big variety of Tweeds, .Cassi
meres and Homespuns. Newest shades of Plaids
and Scotch Mixtures. Prices are $10, $12.50. $i5.
S18, S20, $22.50 and S25. Many of the suits have
an extra pair of bicycle trousers, thus practically
making two suits for the price of one.
Men's Top Coats, S7.50, $10, $12.50 and up
to S25, tip-lop quality and tip-top styles, too, at
All the newest and best fashions in furnish
ings of all kinds Underwear, Neckwear. White and
Colored Shirts, Gloves, Hosiery, Sweaters, etc
Special, Black Half-hose, guaranteed iast dye, reg
ular 25c. quality; $1.00 per half dozen pairs. Blue,
Black and Tan Mackintoshes, guaranteed imper
vious; special price, 54.75. AH Ladies Shirt
Waists that were $2.50, $3, $3.50 and $4, to close
at $1.50 each, all sizes.
pnmo in tomorrow, or whenever
All standard. blocks in Men's Derbys, new
est colors, and all a dollar or two less than ex
elvsive hat store prices.
See the Waverly, the new flat brim Alpine;
colors, Pearl, Golden Brown, Otter, Havana,
and Steel. $1.00, SI.SO and S2.00. Bicycle and
Golf Caps, 50c. to $1.00, lined or skeleton.
Boy's and Children's Hats and Caps in all
the correct styles, at lowest prices.
I SPECIAL SALE I
A very swell shoe is our new Russet Patent
Calf, iu the popular egg toe; they are $7 and S8
elsewhere, $5 here. Have same quality in black
also. All sizes vet in that special lot of $3 and
$3.50 Russet Caff and Black Vici Kid at $2 per
pair, and a few pairs left of the Boy's Russets,
1.50 grade at Si per pair.
Best-line of Bicycle Shoes in town; best
values, too; good ones as low as $1.50; others at
2, $2.50, $3 and $3.50.
1VU & nvrB,.
Our present stock of Children's Garments sur
passes all previous ones; same qualities and same
perfect garments that we have always shown, and
which have made us known everywhere as the
leaders in Juvenile Attire.
Good, honest, perfect-fitting suits at $2.50,
$3-5o, 5, $6, $7.50, SS.50, $10 and up. Separate
Pants, Shirt Waists and all other furnishings for
boys. A complete stock of the best grades, at less
than usual prices.
Don't mar the appearance of your Easter suit by wear
ing a pair of unsightly shoes. Don't pay money for a pair
of common, ordinary shoes when you can get the very
latest shades and shapes here at a great saving in price.
Our shoes are made for US on lasts that are ours EXCLU
SIVELY! Four times the variety here that you'll find
Some New Shad
it is most convenient, and
selection from the largest assortment of the best and
NEWEST styles in Washington.
TWELFTH AND F STREETS N. W.
&MwA H BID 01 ARMOR R EJECTED
Secretary Long Declines Illinois
Steel Company's Offer.
BONA FIDE CIRCULATION.
The circulation ol The Time for
the week ended April 9, ISO,
wns ns follows:
. - 1Q 11(1
Kntnrdnv. Anril o 00, i-
Tuesday, April 0 3;.
-Wednesday, April 7 ?'-.
Thursday, April 8 .,-"-of
Frldnv. April O J., .8-1
Average dally circulation
Sunday, 23.7S4. excepted). 3., bod
I hereby certify that the above
Ik n coriect hUUemeut of circula-
n..n for the weeU ended April
1607 "WILLIAM P. LEECH,
Manager of Circulation
Advertisers are cordially invited
to t,atisfy themselves us to the
miprPCtllMS OE UIO uuuc to -
through an examination of on
culntlou boolcs, binnu pupc-i
and circulation cash book.
REASONS FOR HIS ACTION
The Company "Wants a Twenty
Year Contract to Furnish All
Armor at Stated Trice and the
Department Has No Authority to
Consider the Proposition.
Lleuts. J. TV. Oman, J. M. Orchard, and
T B Howard, all of the Naval Academy,
registered at the Navy Department yes
terday. They will report at the academy
today for duty.
An addiess on the "Constitution, the
Union, the Flag, and Patriotism," from
the writings or the late Albert Pike, a
Mason of the thirty-third degree, will he
delivered l)j his daughter, Miss Lillian
Tike, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, No.
1007 G street northwest, on Monday even
ing, April 19, at 8 o'clock.
;Mnrri.ge Licenses Issued.
Marriage licenses were Issued yesterday
William Casey Cram, of Raleigh, .
O., and Kate T. Coe, of Philadelphia.
Clarence B. Howard, of Alexandria, Ta.,
and Eliza Lippitt, of BerryviUe, To.
Alexander Fortune and Rachel Watson.
William T. Free and Florence C. Bradley.
Theodore Williams and Hannah Cook.
Lecture by Gen. Pine's Daughter.
Miss Lilian Pike will give an address
to Habons and others on Monday, April
19, at S p. in., at Scottibh Rite Cathedral,
1007 G street northwest. SubjecfThe
Constitution, the Union, the Flag and
patriotism." from Albert Pike's writ
ings. Tickets can be had at 1007 G street.
i A Building Permit.
Leo Simmons obtained a permit yester
day for the construction of five dwellings
at Nop. 1303 to 1309 Kcnyon street and
8200 Thirteenth street northwest, to cost
Secretary Long yesterday rejected the
bid of the Illinois Steel Company, of Chi
cago, to supply 8,000 tons of armor at
$260 per tou, providing the company was
given a twenty-year contract to furnish all
armor required by the Navy. In his letters
to Speaker Reed, Senator Hale, chairman
of the Senate Naval Committee, and Con
gressman Boutelle, chairman, or the House
Naval Committee, stating nib reasons lor
such action, the Secretary said:
"1 have the honor to transmit herewith
copies of communications received on the
8th instant from the Illinois Steel Com
pany, the Bethlehem Iron Company, and
the Carnegie Steel Company, in answer to
the department's advertisement of March
10, inviting proposals for furnishing the
armor required lor battleships 7, 8 and 9,
the Illinois, Alabama ana uiu wswu
sin, winch advertisement was ibsued under
.nntiim-itv of the naval appropriation act,
approved March 3, 1897, wherein it is
provided that 'the total cost of the armor
according to the plans and specifications
alreadv prepared for the three battleships
authorized by the act of June 10, 1S9G
shall not exceed $2,407,500, exclusive of
the cost of transportation, ballistic test
plates and tests, and no contract for
armor plate shall be made at an average
rate to exceed $300 per ton of -.240
pounds.' The communication of the Illi
nois Steel Company contains a bid in the
form of two general propositions, neither
of which the department feels that it
has any authority to consider with a view
to acceptance or rejection, while the other
two communications received are not bids,
but are statements of reasons why bids
are not submitted.
"The work of construction of such battle
ships is now in progress under contracts
made in September, 189G, and as It will
be onl v a few months bcrore the contractors
will require the armor in order to carry
on their work properly, delay in furnish
ing the armor may subject the Government
to heavy oxpense on several accounts, and
as it is desirable for every reason that
these ships should be completed as soon
as possible. It is deemed of gieat Impor
tance that steps should be taken immedi-
ately to procure the armor. I, therefore,
recommend thatauthority be given the de
partment to adveitise again for proposals
and to make contracts for armor at a
price not exceeding $400 per ton, the rate
recommended by my predecessor in his
report to Congress dated December. 30,
1896, on thesubjector the costof armor '
The adverse report of Capt. Samson as
to the capabilities of the Illinois Steel
Company to comply with the terms or the
contract was inclosed in the letters. Capt.
Suinson was specially detailed to make an
pany. Allan Arthur "Wiints an Office.
Senator Hale and Allnn Arthur, a son
ot the late President Chester A. Arthur,
visited Secretary Sherman yesterday at
the State Department. It was said that
Mr. Arthur wants a foreign appointment,
and that Senator Hale urged the Secretary
to give him one.
Men's Chocolate Vici Kid
Shoes, in laced and con
gress, made on
"coin" toe, also
equal to the
best 6 shoes.
Tan and Ox
our new "coin"
Men's Dark Tan and the
new Ox-blood Russia Calf
Laced Shoes; are as elegant
as any 5 shoes
Men's 'Dark Tan Russia
Calf Laced Shoes, seven
different styles of toe, with
or without tips;
other people's t.
3 values. OurJjV
8th and Harket Space
Ail mail orders re
ceive prompt attention.
S. KANN, SONS & CO.
Our Second Grand
We Haven't a Line of Space (o Waste.
For Monday are orsueh magnitude
and 6o wondrous in selection and
so little in price
That we are compelled to unearth our treasures without any further ceremonies.
of values are true pictures of honestmer
chandise, which is all we can say; your
good judgment must do the rest.
A Lucky Purchase
Lucky for us all for vou for us for every one that's Interested In Dress Gooda
We bought 400 pleccs'linported Clack Biocade Grenadine and Etarnine, repr.
sentlnir twelve different designs, full 38 inches wide-one ot the most sought-after -
fabrics nn the market today. The money we paid for them did not cover the cost!
of importation. These goods arc "actually worth 49c, but we shall sell the entha
"We have just bought 100 dozen Ladies'
Close-fitting- Jersey Bicycle Leggitis
summer weights regular SI qualities
which we shall close out to first
Don't miss this bargain.
Silk China Crepes,
50c a yard
Bids on Torpedo Bouts.
The time for lecciviug bids for the con
tracts to construct the three new torpedo
boats has been extended by Secretary
Long, fioin June 1-1 to June 21. This ex
tension or time was made lor the purpose
of giving contractors at San Francisco a
a fair chance to study the spocillcations.
Tlie Seal Investigation.
Ex-Assistant Secietary Hamlin, who has
been appointed counsel to Hon. John W
Foster in his work of investigating the seal
fishery trouble, will go to Boston todaj
He had an extended confeicnco with Mr
Foster yesterday, and will take with him
to Boston a mass of papoib relating to the
teal question. .Mr. Hamlin and Mr. Foster
will be a long time engaged in the study
of these papers, but alter the subject is
mastered they will inaugurate a policy
which it is said will be a film and rigorous
Z 1 vFlvC'f
311KB12 Seventh St. N. W.
This is another
from told us the
You can readily
And this lot, with a. complete line of shades, will he sold for
n.R actu-dlv a crand find, and we feel assured that you'll appreciate our un
tiring cfrortsln vou" bchair The colors arc Nile, canary, Mamiarin, helio, red.
old rose, brown, navy, cream, white, stone gray and black.
tr TTverti of superfine grade of Cream and White India Silks, 24 lnchea
GO IECE.ef7If1unrX.s,Dstripes, spots and brocades, the very thing for
Easter confirmation uresses. A bargain at 69c.
A Greater One at 39c
a tttt-W more new patterns added to our line of fine imported China Foulards
A. FEWmirBnewp these goods are printed is above the average-everywhere
59c. a yard
24-Inch genuine Waterproof Black Japs-not an uneven thread in the whole cloth
G9c. a yard is the right price
Reduced to 43c
.!.,, Mi.Kiit Black Brocade TnffOas, In a large variety of patterns, and
Black a.Qt,A.Gl and Br'own Check Taffeta, in assorted size
Only 59c a yard
STiiiPB All-silk Black Grenadine seems to he the latest New
lUiK 1UU. 1 V liU... AV.M.-- w.. .
ficieut quantity that we can olfer Si value
Tlain sliadcs and Two-tone Taffetas, every desirable color,
reds, purples, new greens, and blues.
including the new
Tnval Orders Issued.
Naval orders have been Issued as follows:
Surg. J. W. Baker, detached from the Ben
nington on relief, on waiting orders; En
sign L. II . Everhurt, detached from the
office of naval intelligence and ordered to
the Yorktown, April 21; Gaston de Paz
Johnstone, appointed acting gunner, from
this sprin never better. Our stock is larger more
complete if such a thing is possible. Prices are lower
that's good news for you. .
We've been fortunate enough to fall heir to some
very exceptional values-in all lines of House Furnish
nVskeeps the "Bargain Flag" flying here all the
time Depend on us aud you'll know greater satisfac
tion 'than ever before to the profit of your purses.
3 Big Offerings Of 3 Big Weeds.
The three best
makers In this coun
try supply us with
ours. We'll show you
mote htyles better
styles newer styles
than anyone else can.
Trices begin as low a9
Again we pin our
commence to the best
makes. There's no
economy In buying a
but our kinds save
their cost in the ice
And we've got the
Mattings you want
because they are new
patterns and strong
values. No doubt
about our havlug the
largest variety. All
Mattings laid free.
See the line, by the
10c a yard.
Treasury Department Clinnges.
Secretary Page yesterday restored "W.
M. Chamberlin to the $1,800 position he
formeily occupied in the warrant division
of the Treasury Department. During the
Cleveland administration Mr. Chamberlin
was reduced to a $1,600 place and L N.
Martin was put in his position. Kccently
Mr. Martin died and Mr. Gage promoted
Mr. Chamberlin. The Secretary alto ap
pointed Ned A. Higgins, of Aurora, 111.,
his official stenographer, and transferred
O. A. Metcalf from the office of Auditor
of the Interior Department to the warrant
TEH LATB.GEX. FUUJ3HT02C.
CASH OR CREDIT.
HOUSE & HERRMANN,
Cor. Seventh and I Sts. .N. W.
Funeral to Tnlte Place in Chilli
cotlie Tills Afternoon.
The family and friends of the late Gen.
Fullerton, -whose body was found in the
Youghiogheny River near Oakland, Fri
day, left here yesterday afternoon on the
St. Louis express. The Baltimore and
Ohio tendered the private car Delaware
and the Pullman sleeper Deltic, and the
remains -were taken on the train at Oak
land this evening.
The party will reach Chillicothe today
and the funeral will take place this after
noon. Four members of the Loyal Legion
and four of the Grand Army accompany
the body as an escort, and Gen. II. V.
Boynton will represent the Chickamauga
The Roy ul Crescent.
Columbia Lodge, No. 5, met last Wednes
day night, and after Initiating fiye new
members and referring several applica
tions to the investigating committee, pro
ceeded to fill vacancies in office. Brother
J. C. Monroe was elected marshal; W. T.
Rosenbaum, guard, and u. T. B. Mo ye,
Crescent Lodge, No. 6, met at their new
hall.on Ninth street, on Friday evening; and
initiated twelve new members.
Washington Lodge, No. 1, will meet
nest Wednesdax night, at No. 4-19 Tenth
street, when the degree staff wilL con
fer degrees on such candidates as may be
presented by the different city lodges.
Mrs. A. Invecn, residing at 720 Henry
street, Alton, 111., surrered with sciatic
rheumatism for over eight months. She
doctored for it nearly the whole of this
lime, using various rsmedlcs recommended
by friends, and was treated by the physi
cians but received no relicr. She then used
one and a half bottles of Chamberlain's"
Tain Balm, which effected a complete
cure. Tills is published at her request, as
Bhe wants others similarity afflicted to
know what cured her. The23 aad30ccnt
Eizes for sale by druggists
A Committee Appointed to Inquire
Into the Subject.
A committee, consisting of O. B. Hunt,
engineer of bridges. and Snowden Ashford,
assistant building inspector of the DU
triot, wns appointed by the Commissioners
yesterday to inquire into the subject of
and gather data concerning high buildingh,
with a view to determining the maxi
mum height of buildings consistent with
health, safety and comfort. The committee
Is to muke a report to the Commissioners
at the earliest pracUcable tlate.
The restriction on the height of build
ings in Washington is 110 feet, but on a
residence street the height of the struc
ture is i.ot permitted to exceed the width
of the thoroiighfareupon which ltisereeted
There are several reasons why the Com-nils.-ioneiB
desire the information, and all
may be expressed, probably, in the state
ment that In Chicago and a number of
other cities, where very tall structures
have been in-rmltted, there have been
recent orders reducing the maximum to
130 feet. In New York the question is
being agitated, with the prospect that an
nriiin.ince will be nasscd reducing the limit
to what it is In Chicago.
The District authorities want to know
why this restriction has been imposed in
certain cities and likely "to be in others.
The committee will be expected to mane
diligent inquiry Into the facts and obtain
all the data possible upon all phases of the
question. .,.., t
It Is partly the purpose of the investi
gation to ascertain the facility with which
water can be supplied to the extremely
tall buildings in other cities, and whether
or not there is unusual dancer incurred in
such structures from fire. Light and ven
ilatlon will be also inquired into.
The committee will piobably visit Chi
cago and New York for the purpose of
personally investigating the subject, and
their report will doubtless lie an exhaustive
presentation of tl,e requlied data.
The Dlsmissnl of Mr. Bind.
- raul S. Black, of Georgia, who was dis
missed from the Land Office on Thurs
day evening last, was not a protege of
ex-Sccretarv Smith. He stood the civil
service examination in JJ890, passed and
came into the service that year under the
Administration of I're.-ident Harrison.
Mr. Black's record in his division was
second to none, and standing without a
bingle charge against him, except pos
sibly that he was a Democrat, he was sum
marily dismissed on the 3th instant, with
out a hearing or any kind.
This is civil service with a vengeance.
How do the declarations of the Republican
platform, the President's inaugural and of
several trusted lieutenants comport with
this simple statement. He wns in the saf
est position pco-lble under genuine civil
service, but "Off with his head! So much
Where be the mugwumps and "decoy
ducks' now? "What fools these mortals
be." J. D. IVEXXYBACKER.
Knights of Honor Social.
The board of visitors of the Grand Lodge
of the Knights of Honor gave a very
enjoyable entertainment at the hall of
Potomac Lodge, 4U Tenth street, last
evening. Grand Dictator Floyd andChair
man Wood presided, and refreshments were
provided by Chairman Terrell. Thespeakers
were Past Supreme Dictator Frank D.
Sloat, Grand Dictator Henry Floyd, Past
Grand Dictators Morrison, Martin and
Terrell; Supreme Representative P. C.
Median, of Pennsylvania, and Fast Dic
tator W. II. Barton. Past Grand Dictator
Thomas Calver read a comic poem, and the
baby of the order, Brother Darby, gave
an exhibition of the gramophone. The
collation was served by Mrs. Lizzie "W.
Calver, assisted by Misses Jennie Manning,
Maggie Cox, Effie Bundick, and Lillian
Colored and Black Dress Goods.
r-,. ,. ,,-m i nn nirir.int width for dress material, and especially when
:ome in fine goods. We place on sale Monday-
- r .., c..i, -.iiTiiimi. titv handsome and swell, it
SG MECBs '3 - ew blue and white, white and block,
... ., .., ..M,r..A?i,ito and creen. white, green, and blacU, golden
brown, green and wliite, We make no exaggeration when
are worth a. jum
'we say theee goods
. . ..." c..I.iJ 1., -.- unit t-.hrr-tnnf eranite mixtures.
ES-INCH .rerteii Bpreaux u ""blVed bv forelsS fashion leaders as the
fV IlllLlIL tlVKUUV iui.v,i. a - , . . i C t Ckt. .! Tr-w
for tailor-made suits.
Light spring weight, also $1.00 value, for
Light-weight Camel's BTair
RnitFpe in nssnrtpil mixtures; have a little
Fine Bffi Tirtfi to give body-nnd service. Another 50c. value which we 3gQ
bhaii sen ror
All-wool Diagonal Cheviots, In tan and gray mixtures, full yard wide f Qg
and strictly all wool
"00 nieces of assorted Novelties, including checks and broken checks, OQa
Scofch luixturcs! Also two and three-tone fancy weaves Z0b
rrPAm and White All-wool Nun's Veiling, Albatross and Henriettas,
C..rSan)i Y,Jv,i rAr rXnrirnraUon dresses. Reduced from oOc.
OO HUU V UH" "1UV., -
To 33c a yard
worth from 39c. to 50c.
An Ideal Tailoring: Establishment.
Should you be meditating the purchase
or a fine suit of clothing to your measure,
drop iu to J. Fred Gatchel's, and you will
he fitted out to a nicety. Mr. Gatcliel
in showing a very handsome line of spring
suitings, and choice fabrics for top coats,
and Iiis prices are most reasonable. Mr.
Gatchel's wide experience in the merchant
tailoriug business entitles him to be at
the head of his class iu everything apper
taining to first-class workmanship and
excellence of fit. Don't forget the num
ber, 60-1 Thirteenth street northwest.
a yarn ror rKKjyof "",4 r7vnrt as-lneh Cheviot and
SmoWr'wSUcanvas Mixtures, granite effects two and
three-tone novelties, and everything which is new and pretty.
' , srunoi, fTmw Back Mohair, with luster, worth 49c.
--jjliv.ii " " -
For 29c a yard
48-inch all-wool-extra fine Black Sercc. has the same nnisn as .. bG
Imported Camel's ilair A Great bargain
. . ., Tt,nt,c in assorted rattcrns. "Worth 20c
UiaCK urouauc "---- ,; L.,.,nr, fnr Pf,ns.
GA-lnch All-wool iiiacn worn-i-""" - ,.-.-,
imported Black Henrietta and JfmmZl? 49C"
nico dress jioods and silks. They arc all
Giving Away Houses!
rftiui'sented by the ticcompnuyinB v1"
n slight indication iS the beauties in
This house 1 vorth $7,500.
hmv nt once one 01 me
and Laurel, on the B. &
Kleetrie Hullroad, mm
Hut I will give Ton 93 for $1 if you
!,.. cMr.:icpN (between Washington
x T . .. Trr...l.t.w.4..n ntwl Tin Itlfllfll-O
O. H. H. an" "?. ""-"""" " "V" "Wt hv tl... t. srives hut
this attractive home.
have it for Jf.,:iUU.
t..... ..ilC.l ...tlw1!r-f.ilTi Ir-nv.-Tl IIS Lllllolsld. -d.,
roui Wushiugto:, ..nil has 10 rooms aud bat 1.. : S largo
prn conveniences HOT A!ND COLD WtLL SA1,H,
it. is B.i..tc(l in
fTVT.V 7 jnr.s fl
n.i'itmiirw. it n modern conveniens
Slhf ounaT uffpSSgdTltli fruit and shade trees, grapo vines,
etThe lot is 74 lv 225 feet and Jnclo&erl by plclcet fences.
The property Js beautifully situated, two blocks from Uallroad
Station aud iileetrie Cur Line. . . vinvM.v
For purtlculurs apply to ISDWLN A. IAJ gt w.
Good -Linings to go with all these mco dress goons ana
1 standard qualit J, although the prices are below par.
30c. Genuine Gray Herringbone Haircloth
12 l-2c. Extra Wide 34-In. English Herringbone Haircloth....
39o. Best Quality Imported French Haircloth :.
22c. Sateen Finish Figured Waist Lining
10c. 36-in. Moire Rustle Lining, in black, gray, cream, white, taiiand gg
15c. Fast Black Taffeta Rustle Lining
Silesia. In all colors um
10c. Good Heavy 36-in
20c. Fast Black Genuine Nubian Fercaliue
50c. Extra Quality Wool Moreen
60c. Changeable Wool Moreen, in leading colors ,
Bead every line, you'll find it very interesting.
S. KANN, SONS & CO.,
8th St. and Tiarket Space.
Prices Lower Than Any Other House in the District.