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THE MORNING . T11&E& TTBIDAY, APRIL 16, 1897.
Lansburgh & Bro.
Scotch Lawn, 8c
It seems marvelous that
one can afford to sell such
beautiful Lawns for 8c per
yard. Not one or two pieces
to select from either, but sev
Right in the beginning of
J the season we give you the
J opportunity of the choicest J
' patterns of Koechlin's French 5
j Organdies that sell every- J
I where for 37c yd., we will 2
give you your pick for 18c
j yd. Prudent people will re- J
spond immediately to this an-
J uouncement to get the pick of J
t patterns. J
I 420, 422. 424, 426 7 th St. J
3 m .te' ftqO
Or Stern's Retiring Sale. The en
tire stock is being closed out. and
the big inducements for buyers arc
manircst in the remarkable reduc
tions in ali departments.
Experienced Salesladies required
25e Men's Underwear 17c
50c Men's Underwear 33c
GDo Men's Laundered "White
iJlic Men's Laundered Percale
4Dc Men's UnlaundercdSlilrts.. 36c
lc .Men's Cuffs lie
25c Men's Neckwear aic
19c Men's Socks XXc
10c Men's Socks 5c
10c Men's Handkerchiefs 3c
25c Men's Suspenders, slightly
Ladies' Dress Skirts and Waists
at less than price of material.
18$ 7th St..N. W.
GttSQSSSS SSSQSSSS SSSSGSSSW
KNOW IT ?
Do you know that you are always
perfectly welcome to credit here?
Do you know that our prices on
Furniture, and Mattings, and Baby
B "If your baby needs a carriage get
J9 it here, ir you need some matting
5 you'll find a thousand patterns here
to select from and every quality reliable-
AVc taok them down free.
And we make, lay, and line all
carpets free-no charge for -waste
in matching figures.
Solid Oak Extension Tables,
40-pouml Hair Mattresses, $5.00.
S3 qualities "Woven "Wire Springs,
Solid Oak, 3-piece Chamber Suite,
riammoth Credit House,
17- 119. 821. E23 7tn St. 3. W-.
Lcttreciillaiid I Sis.
1 68 Sample
We have secured a lot of Sample
Cloth and Silk Capes at 50 cents on
the dollar. They go on sale Friday
$2.00 Cloth Capes go at 98c
$3.00 Cloth Capes go at S1.49
$5.00 Cloth Capes go at.. ..$2.49
$5.00 Brocaded Silk Capes
go at S2.49
$0.00 Brocaded Silk Capes
go at $2.98
iS Carriages are lower than those of g
6 the casli stores? They are and $
8 If you will take a look at our price-
w tags, you'll find we arc right!
EISENM ANN'S, I
j 800 7tli St. X. IV.
S 1024-1020 Ta. Ave. X. W.
Great Millinery ana Cape Sale,
COMING OF EASTER GIFTS
No Reception at the White House
The Heaths' ICew Home Merry
Party nt Suitltuid 3Ir. Mc-
Kinley'is Dainty Present.
Mrs. McKinley held no regular reception
yesterday afternoon, but received several
intimate friends, among whom were Mrs.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mrs. Gage, Mrs. Alger
and Mrs. Boyle.
Mrs. McKinley has already begun to re
ceive Easter offerings. One arrived on
Wednesday, In the"shapc of a huge Easter
egg, of a delicate pale blue tint, which
nestled in a basket of pretty wicker work.
The long handle, which was entwined with
plaid ribbon of blue and white, was also
beautifully enwreathed with foliage and
spring blosaiius. The egg contained an ns
sortineniofdeliciouscoiifectionery, and was
sent by one of Mrs. McKfii ley's admirers
in New York.
Mrs, Eugene Levering, of Baltimore, is
spending this week with the Postmaster
General at the Portland.
Mrs. Levering is quite as charming as
her sisters, three of whom have taken
"Washington by storm with their many
and varied attractions.
The Postmaster General and II is. Gary
arc peculiarly fortunate In having all their
married daughters, of which there are now
four, living very close by the parental
mansion in Baltimore. Each of the mar
ried daughters owns a home within a few
squares of that of their paieutn. anil the
family have never been separated at all
prior to the Postmaster General's coining
Their present plan is that one of the
seven daughters is to keep her father com
pany each week, taking it by turns. In
this way, -with occasional hurried tiips to
Baltimore, the Postmaster General fill
pass the next few days. About the
15th of May, all the family will go out to
their spacious and beautiful country seat
at Catousviile. Md., after which the Post
master General will go back and forth
Col. and Mrs. Perry Heath moved into
their charming new home, at No. 1800
Connecticut avenue, yesterday.
Mr- Fred Coleman is spending the Easter
holidays with his parents. Major and .Mrs.
Coleman, at No. 1719 U street northwest.
Miss Dc Peyster, of New York, is the
guest of Mis.s McClaunahan, of Twenty
first anil Q streets.
A merry party of fifty were driven out
to Suitland Park on Wednesday evening,
where they were entertained by Mr.
Charles Fleishman at a dinner dance,
which was the first event to occur in the
handsome ballroom of the new clubhouse.
The interior was most artistically deco
rated, and the evening proved to. be very
delightful. Among those present were
Mrs. Martin Schneider. Mr. and Mrs. B
B Baker, "Mr. and Mrs. William Baar, Mr,
aud Mrs Edward 11 en wood, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wet
zel. Mrs. William Ewing, Mrs. F. P. Wal
ler, Jltss Made lialtby, Mrs. Thomas E.
Jacobs. Miss Bessie Hidgeby. Eva Holmes,
Miss Myra Parsons, Miss Kathcrine Ker
per. Miss Alice Kerpcr, Miss Annie Led
don, Miss Saraii Carter, Messrs. Grant,
Gieen. George B. Lewis. Frank Brizzone,
William Pyles, F. S- Wlesbarter, David
Blum.John Bender, Elmon Ewing. Charles
Schneider, and Dr. F. P. Waller.
On account of the illness of one of the
players, the game of baskctball'scheduled
for April 14, between the teams of the
Eastern and Central High school girls, .has
been postponed until Saturday morning.
The game will begin at 10 o'clock at
Carroll Institute gymnasium.
The children's musical, and operatic con
gress to be given at the Columbia Theater,
Easter Tuesday, April 20, at -1 o'clock
p. m., will consist of a piano recital by
Mr Jerome Hopkins, followed by his
famous school opera, "Taffy and Old
Munch," by a number of Washington chil
dren, assisted by Mr. Julius Tennyson,
baritone, and Marie Howe, soprano. Mr
Tennyson is a grand nephew of the lute
poet laureate of England. The design of
Mr Hopkins is to institute in Washington, as
he has already done in New York, Bostoa
aud Philadelphia, a yearly educational
exposition of native talent. Among Hie
long list of patrons for the affair are:
The Postmaster General, Cornelius Van
derbilt, Major Gen. Nelson A Miles, Sen
ator Allison, Mr. Georse C. Gorh.im, Sen
ator Burrows, Senator Cullom, Senator
Earle. Senator Faulkner, Mr. Josef Kaper,
Senator McMillan, Senator Morrill, Sena
tor Muiphy, Senator Proctor, Senator
Spooner, Col. G. W. Truesdcll, Mr. James
A. Wet more, Mr. Frank B. Metzerott, Mr.
Anthony Tollock, Dr. Frank Howe and
many of tiic best known business men,
physicians and musicians of Washington.
A pleasant birthday party was given in
hon-ir of Miss Edna Dawson, of No. 0 t M
street not Ui west. Among those present
were Luln and Josie Byrnes, Marion aud
Maud Hoover, Liilie Brady, Marie Daw
eon, Bernndinc Bridget, Be.vsie O'Keilly,
Susie Eckioff.S lisle Parker, Florence King,
Louise ilcCormick. Gertie Moran, Frank
Connolly, Anna Connolly, Mary Connolly,
It. Johanson, Elsie Dawson, Wise Byrnes,
Howell Gordon, Eddie O'Reilly, ,T. Con
nolly, John Bridget, James Connolly and
Joseph Dawson, jr.
A very delightful birthday festival was
given in honor of the fifth birthday of
little Lottie Lewis. Fifteen of her little
friends participated in the games, tab
leaux, and music, which furnished the en
tertainment for the occasion. A dainty
luncheon was served before the little
guests departed, after having had a most
Miss Augic Marlnelll has returned from
a dellghtrul visit to Miss Dante, of Itich
Today being Good Friday, there will be
no public reception at the White House at
three o'clock this afternoon.
CHIEF CT.KKK RENICKE GOES.
Mr. Sherman Desired It War Vet
eran Michael Succeeds Xlim.
Secretary Sherman has decided to ap
point W. II. Michael, of Nebraska, chief
clerk of the State Department He noti
fied Mr. Edward I. Bcnicke yesterday
that lip would like him to tender bis resig
nation .as chief clerk, to take effect" May
15, and Mr. Kenlcke Immediately com
plied. The resignation was accepted, and
Mr. Itenicke was granted a month's leave.
The appointment of W. H. Miclwel is
said to be due to the efforts otSenator
Thurston and ex-Senator Munderson.
Die came to this city with cx-Seuator
Manderson several, years ago, and was
given a small place in the interstate com
mission, but later was made clerk tohe
joint committee on printing. While work
ing in that capacity he compiled the Con
gressional directory. Mr. Michael Is a
veteran and a member of the Grand Army.
He could not have been appointed chief
clerk of the State Department, which is
under classified service, except for the rule
permitting the reinstatement of veteraujs. J
A Good Friday
To Buy Shoes
Conic today and get fitted to your
Easter Shoes and avoid Saturday's rush
As an extra inducement wo are offering the
following new Spring Shoes AT THESE
SPECIALLY REDUCED PRICES, f '
FOR TODAY ONLY.
Misses' aud Children's
Brown aud Black Kid,
dressy and serviceable,
Button and Laced Shoes.
GOOD SI VALUES.
Boys' Spring Heel
Black Vici Kid.
very pretty and durable,
GOOD SI. 5(1 VALUES.
Wm. Hahn &Co.'s
RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES,
JO-32 Seventh St. 1914-16 Pennsylvania Ave
nue. 233 Pennsylvania Avenue S. E.
'. !s. 3;i
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WILL SUE FOR A DIVORCE
Mrs. Parker Charges Her Husband
With -lirufcil Assault.
She Was Afraid of II-r Life X;ii;l:
l.or.s Add TJiolr'Ti'.stiuiony to
the Wife'.-, Story.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. 1'aiker, Of No.
JtM G stieet southwest, have separated.
.Mrs. Parker l'ft ber home last Saturday
night nnff went to that of her mother on
Seventh stieet. just above E. She charges
.Mr. Parker with a most brutal assault anil
threats; to take her life. It is piobable
that she will swear out a wanaut for his
a i rest today on the chaige of asf-nult with
intent to kill. She will institute a suit for
Hvotce in a few days.
Mr. Parker is the son or Mr. Charles II.
Parker, a well-known South Washington
man, owner of several houses and con sideia
blu real estate in that section, but now liv
ing in Montgomery county, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker have been married
five years, and have never separated be
fore. TJicy were married when he was
only twenty and she eighteen. Tijey have
one child, a little girl of two or three years.
A Times reporter called on Mrs. Parker
at the liomt- or her mother last night. Her
version of this affair Ls that her husbuad
has mistreated her .shamefully during the
last tltree years of their married life. She
says that he lias often stiuck her with his
ristand sometimes with an iron poker, aud
witli other heavy and dangerous objects.
She Is wearing glasses n.iw as the result,
she says, of a wound In one eye, which lie
inflicted nearly a year ago.
She says his coune of abuse has been
systematic and unremitting, and that she
has been afraid of her life on many occa
sions, and never at ease for a long time
past In addition to the brutal blows that
she has received from him, she says that
frequently he would come up behind her
and pour cold water down her hack, nearlj
rrightenlng her into nervous prostra
tion, and that sometimes lie would strike
her on the back or the head when she did
not know that he was in the room.
Mrs. Parker accuses her husband of
drunkenness, almost hublttial. She says
that he lias never done any work, and has
never contributed to the support of the
family for several years, his father letting
him have their house on (i street, and his
sister, Miss Parker, who has hoarded with
them, has furnished the only money they
have had to live on.
Last Satutday night, .Mrs Parker says,
her husband came home intoxicated and
very abusive. After saying some very ugly
things to her he put his hand behind him as
if to pull a pistol out or his pocket, aud
then rushed after her with a threat to slioot
her. A moment after that lie struck ler
heavily witha poker on tl esideof thehead
and face. Her eye is much discolored fiom
the wound of this blow still .
Mi s.Parke! says she has; several witnesses
to this assault and to otheis that he has
made within the last few month!.
The people in the neighborhood of the
Parkers' home on G street corroborate the
story told by Mrs. Parker.
V1HGII. MKTIIOD IX HAL.TLMORK.
Mr. Nittlian Guns' Eminent Siicees:-;
ns u Teacher of Music.
Mr Nathan Gans. pianist and teacher,
ofXew York, a relative of Mr. Isaac Gans,
of Lansburgh & Bro., having been requested
by some of the teachers of Baltimore to
give a course of instruction in the Virgil
- Clavier method of their-city, will conduct
a teachers' course in Sutro Hall, couuu"un
iugMay 24 next, audcontinuingsix weeks.
Mr. Gaus returned from Europe aboutl .vo
and a half years ago. aftei spending more
than seven years iu the study of piano,
composition, and the auxiliary branches of
music (witliKuohciuin eat mastersas Xavcr
Scharwenka, Hon. Herzongciiberg, Franck,
and others), also teaching and muslco-liter-ary
Shortly after locating in New, York Mr.
Gans became deeply interested in the Virgil
method, subsequently studying at the Virgil
riauo School, under Mrs. A. K. Virgil, with
the result that lie employs this method ex
clusively in his own practice and teaching.
The piano teachers of Baltimore and
other towns south of New York are to be
congratulated upon the prospect of an op
portunity of studying a method which 1)c
Pnchmann, the great pianist, made his own
when last in this country, particularly with
a thorough musician like Mr. Gang.
ATelronolitun Church Prayer greeting
There was an unusually large attendance
afc the weekly prayer meeting held last
evening at the Metropolitan M. E. Church.
The devotions were opened by the pastor,
Rev. Hugh Johnston, D.D., and continued
by Mr. O- B. Duval. After a praise service
of song Mr. Duval spoke of the incidents of
the last days of Christen earth, but more
especially of "what transpired on the day
preceding his crucifixion. Concluding a
very interesting lecture, Mr. Duval ap
pealed to his hearers to apply the teachings
of Christ to themselves and see what .a
change would be experienced.
Appointed an Aldc-de-Camp. .
Grand Marshal Grenvllle Dodge lias ap
pointed Chief Clerk T. F. Swayze, of the
Treasury Department, an aide-de-camp on
his staff during the exercisesin New York
attending the dedication of the Grant Monument.
Indies' Blact and Tan,
Heeled and Spring-Heel,
Laced and Button. .
on the latest shape.
GOOD S1.B0 VALUES;
Ladles' Brown Vici Kid
Nobby Laced Shoest
pointed toes, military heel,
warranted to wear well.
GOOD S2.G0 VALUES.
SERVICE OF THE TENEBRAE
The Faithful Kneel Before the
Crystal and Golden Treasures Jn
the Chiijiol of the Convent of
Holy Thursday was. us usual, faithfully
observed yesterday iu all the Catholic
churches of the 'city, eacli edifice being
througed with devout pilgrims from early
morning until the. Celebration of the Tene
brae, at 7 o'clock p m. The Catholic
church teaches that Christ instituted the
Sacrament of the, Eucharist at the last
supper on tlie .eflf his crucifixion. The
day, ecclesiastically,' is a feast, hut as
rejoicing would be' "untimely during this
sorrowful wetky "t?ie church places the
Blessed Sacrament on a side altar, wheie
it reposes during tl'fe day surrounded by
flowers nud light-. ''
The ruithful we're" required to visit at
least three of these repositories yesterday iu
commemoration of the sacred event which
ivill he observed witii pomp and ceremony
later In the season ot'i the feast day known
as Corpus Christ, or Body of Christ. Few'
repositories visited were more beauti
ful than that in .tuj chapel of the Con
vent of the Visitation., on Connecticut ave
nue, which wus'open to visitors from 12
o'clock until 2. '. Admission to the chapel
was by the student' entrance, which is
partitioned from the cloister by a lattice
work of walnut wood, reaching from ceil
ing to floor. Tliq.Eucliari.stic shrine was
illuminated with myriads of canules that
flashed their .radiance on masses of'
flowers and adornments of gilt and glass
that are lovingly treasured by the nuns
because they were given the altar by one
of their number, who died several years
ago, and who was known to the world as
the daughter of Bqron Gerolt.
Holy Thursday at St. VntrleliVs.
At St. Patrick's yesterday the devotions
began at the exjiositioii of the Blessed Sac
rament after ttie late maesj, and will last
until after the late mass tomorrow morn-
In the evening the Tenebrae was chanted
and a sermon on the devotion to the
Blessed Sacrament was preached by Bev.
Dr. Gunii, of the Catholic University.
The Three Lamentations were sung by
Senior MaJita, Bernard Ky.in, and Paul
Cromlein. The ".Miserere" and "Bene
dict us" were sung by a double male
During the services the repository t,t
the altar of the Sacred Heart presented a
mot beautiful spectacle.
Tnis evening the Tenebrae will be
chanted, and there will ba a sermon on the
Passion by Bev. J. F. McGee. A choir
of fifty voices, with orchestra accom
paniment, will sing The Seven Last
THE BELFAST CONSULS III P.
Dr. Hunt, a llesident of Ireland,
Candidate ior the Office.
Dr. Charles Hunt, of Belfast, Ireland, is
a candidate for the consulship at Belfast,
and those who are pressing hi in for this im
portant post feel that he will pluck the
plum. He had a pleasant interview with
President McKinley yesterday -and paid
social calls upon Postmaster General Gary
and Secretary Bliss. Dr. Hunt is an emi
nent specialist, in, possession of a lucrative
practice, and a member of several dis
tinguished societies in the United Kingdom.
Be is an American citizen by naturalization
and has lived a good part of his life in
New York and Philadelphia, and has long
had a personal acquaintance with the Presi
dent. Four yearsago Dr. Hunt wrote to Mr.
McKinley. prophesying that lie would one
day be President of llic United States, and
before the resulic tbelastelectlon was set
tled, Dr. Hunt .cabled lils congratulations
to Mr. McKinley. ' ,
Ho is well acquainted with a number of
the President's relations in Ireland, and
this fact has not injured his candidacy.
"When Dr. Bunt' arrived in this country he
did not know that ho had a relative on
this side of the Atlantic, though he knew
that some memriers of his family had
emigrated to in'c flew world 200 years
ago. "When lid' reached "Washington he
found that C. ' P. IIunt, a local corre
spondent, is his cousin, and that he sus
tains the some(fblaT.ionslitp to Mrs. Hunt,
the 3? street milliner.
Ue says Washington Is the finest city In
the world. Drl'IIunt is a man of fine
address and commanding appearance, and
is said to have influential New York back
ing. Columbia Remains m Commission.
It was announced yesterday at the Navy
Department that the decision to take the
Columbia out of commlsion had been recon
sidered. She will simply be laid up, in
charge of asinall crew, but will bo keptl n a
condition to permit her to prepare for sea
at short notice. The reason for such a
course is economy.
Wliere to Hide..
The road to Suitland Park is perfection
itself for wheeling or for driving. The
consensus of opinion is that the 50c. dinner
served at the end of the ride is the perfec
tion of the culinary art.
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We Want .Your Trade
-and in return we promise that you shall buy to better advantage
here than anywhere else in town and we offer you these sample
quotations to prove that we are ready to back up our promise in
fact. This is the only complete Housefurnishing Store in the District
of Columbia. Cash or credit.
We've got control of the best makes of Refrigerators in the market. We must have the best, yon know, and
these we can confidently recommend. They are built on scientific principles.' As ice users they are mosteconom
icai. They are commodious and yet compact. Either In chest or cabinet style. Come In and get the prices. You
will find we are lowest for the best.
Our immense stock the largest in Washington is made up of three ilif ferent makes. All three firms have the rep
utation of making the best Baby Carriages, and It is easy to see on what their fame rests. You want a strong
Carriage these are strong, without buimr heavy and clumsy. .You want a prettily upholstered Carriage. You never
set eyes on handsomer than all df our arc. You don't want It to cost you any more than absolutely neces
sary. Our line begins at $3,47
'10-Ib,, real hair,
5-piece, mahogany finish,
with French plate mirror.
Special A rice.
We give a great deal of room to the display of Mattings. We must, for we have an immense line to
show. We sell an enormous quantity, and we must have the variety to suit every taste every purse. We
buy ours direct from the natives and in our prices there are no middle profits to be paid. Our small profit is
added to firatcost. That's how it ih we can .sell better Mattings than others for less. No trouble to show you
through our stock you needn't feel that you must buy. But you'll want to avail yourself of the extraordinary in
ducementH we aie offering, we are sure of that.
All Mattings bought of us,
IN THE HOTEL LOBBIES.
William Reynolds, a young business man
of Wilmington. Del., was seen last night
at the .Metropolitan:
"Oh, Wilmington it. still en the map,"
he said, gayly: "Tou see Delaware Is a
small State, but it is too laige for Mr.
Addicks to handle, aud I think it Avill
be some time before another ambitious
millionaire tries to buy It. Times are no
better In Wilmington since the election.
Why, one of the largest shipyards there
laid off ICO meii the day after McKinley
was elected President, and I doubt 'f any
of the shipyards or car shops will be over
run with work for the next few years."
"it Is. at Pensacola." said Mr. F. P.
Davidson, of that city, at the IUggs last
night, '"that all tastes for fish and fishing
can be gratified. Here the angler and
.sportsman finds material for constant em
ployment, and for excellence and variety,
no region can compare with the Florida
waters in food fish. Among the sea fish
are mullets, groupers, red snappt-rs, pom
pauo, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, sea trout,
and these in abundance. If you desire, you
can go on a fishing excursion to thesnappcr
banks, which are only some twenty miles
from Pensacola Bay; and this red snapper
is one of the handsomest fellows that
swims the Southern waters. He is as
crafty and gamey as any of the fellows
that swim the ocean, aud If you do not
look sharp, he will get away from you.
He is only caught in from ten to forty
fathoms of water, and close to the liottom,
and It will give you idl you want to pull
up a good-sized one.
'The professional snapper fishornian
makes weekly trips, and catclies from .'1,000
to 30,000 pounds per trip."
Mr. Clark A. Shaw, of Los Angeles, Cal.,
FA I RFt
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Ratcliffe, Sutton & Co., the well-known Washington Auctioneers,
ordered to sell at public auction a quarter of a million dollars' worth of the
finest tailored, ready-made clothing known to the American markets. This
will be the greatest trade event that has ever taken place in the history of
business. The stock is all new and fresh, being expressly manufactured for
this season's spring and summer trade. Thousands of nobby all-wool suits
are here to be sold for Men's, Boys' and Children's wear. Stacks of fine
Spring Overcoats thousands of dressy Pantaloons Knee Pants by the
hundred for children. The immense amount of goods enables every Man,
Boy and Child to find something in the mammoth assortment to please them.
This opportunity will enable every one to secure fine clothing for
Eighteen thousand dollars' worth of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods
will also be sold, consisting of Neckwear, Shirts, Underwear, &c.
This sale will prove of great importance to the masses.
Everything to be sold without reserve at whatever price they bring,
as money must be raised at once.
This Gigantic Auction Sale begins Friday morning, April 16, at 10
o'clock, in the large, well-lighted store room, 612 12th St. N. W., 3 doors
north of F Street.
RATCLIFFE, SUTTON & CO., Auctioneers.
Thursday, April 15, store opened and goods ready for inspection.
TmnnrfoTit Nntfrpf A score ok- salespeople expressly engaged fit
imporiailt nuilCCJ EVERY buyer with THEI.I cokrect size.
with woven wire bottom,
decorated, 112 pieces,
decorated, 5G pieces.
decorated, 10 pieces,
good for mats,
no matter what the price, are laid free.
Corner 7th and I Streets.
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the owner of the Hesperia raisin vineyards
and fruit farms. Is In "Washington for a
short visit, and at the Ebhitt yesterday
"The fruit products of California have
been a great stand-by for the State dar
ing the recent hard times. You do not
know what fruit farming means in tills
part of the country. In California, where
raisin vineyards will net from $75 to $1C0
an acre a year, a man farina with much
more ze3t than the Eastern farmer, who
raises wheat for 5G cents a bushel and
feeds it to the chickens rather than sell
Being asked if raisins proved to be the
best paying crop on the coast, Mr. Shaw
smiled knowingly and said:
"There are other tilings than raisins
that we can make out of grapes, and our
California wines are becoming more and
more in demand each year. Our limes and
lemons are also in great demand, while
tlio Washington navel oranges are con
ceded to be the best grown.
"The Increase in the lime trade has been
phenomenal, and we understand this is
due in a great measure to a constant de
mand for "Rickeys" in the East. I am
informed that limes sold in this city last
year as high as 5 cents each. If this be
so, 1 consider it a good investment for
someone to lay in a carload stock in an
ticipation of the thirsty season ahead."
Mr. Walter Kecves, member of Congress
from the Eleventh Illinois district, said
at Willard's last night;
'The municipal elections ia Illinois, la
my judgment, are no criterion of the senti
ment of the people on national politics.
Local interests and local issues almost uni
versally prevail. Word I am receiving
from Illinois is to the effect that business
is improving and a general feeling of encouragement-
la my home of Streator a
j flint glassware company operating two
factories and employing about 350 people.
J has stood Idle since July, 1893, until two
weeks ago last Monday, when It started In
' operation again. The spriug season Is
very late in Illinois on account of the ex
cessive rains, and agricultural iuteresta
J are suffering in cousequeace thereof."
Hose Croix Kuiiihts Festival.
The principal Testlval of the Rose Croix
Knights was held last night, the ceremony
tieing in observance of Holy Thursday, a
lay which the Rose Croix Knights through
out the world observe.
Columbia Chapter, No. 1, met last night
at Scottish Kite Hall, Kos. "908 and Old
Pennsylvania avenue. Congressman E. E.
Lentz, of Ohio, addressed the knightly
throng, and Grand Commander Bayhsa
made a speech appropriate to the occasion.
SirKnight fioodyear furnished instrumen il
music, and a feast closed the ceremonial.
After the musical and oratorical part of
the program had been performed, the lights
were extinguished In due and ancient form
and the Feast of the Paschal Lamb, or t'iu
Mystic Banquet, was participated in bj
Choir Chorul Society Kehearsul
Despite the inclement weather, there was
a large attendance at the rehearsal of the
Choir Choral Society, which was held ut
the Metropolitan Church Wednesday even
ing. Trof. J.. T. Layton, who is the direc
tor of the large chorus, is very earnest and
painstaking, and the chorus is fairly well
balanced. The Hallelujah chorus was gone
through very smoothly, as was also a se
lection from "Queen Esther " The next
rehearsal will be held Wednesday evning
of next week, and a large attendance of.
the choir members is expected.