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THE MOBNINGr -TIMSBilMOBrDAY. MAT 10 1897.
Lansburgh & Bro. g
HERE 15 LUCK
We were just fortunate a
to be on the spot when Q
a manufacturer wanted
to close out in a a
hurry a lot of Misses
Wash Suits probably
250, all told but nice,
stylish suits, fresh and
beautiful had just been
manufactured for a con
cern that found they
could not take them.
We bought them, and
will have them on sale
today on our second
3 These we made three lots of.
5 LOT 1
I Consists of one-piece Lawn
5 Drosses, Persian designs,
; with lace stripe, made
1 blouse watst, with star
j yoke, bishop sleeve; yoke
3 . cuffj and collar trimmed
3 with vai. lace. Sizes, 4
3 to 14.
j For $1.68.
3 LOT 2
1 Four-pieco suits, mado of
3 batiste, in navy and light
j blue figures; mado Eton
3 jacket, gored skirt, blouse
3 front, and cap to match.
2 Sizes, 6 to 14.
3 Nobby two-piece suits,
j' made of linen crash, Eton
j jacket, .with large sailor
3 coliar, and gored skirt,
; bottom of jacket, collar and
3 sleeves trimmed with Her-
cules braid. Sizes, 6 to 14.
Now, dou't let this op
portunity pass you by.
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St. g
fisssssss s&ssssss essssss; ss
Come right up heie and GET it!
JN'ever mind about the money we w
will arrange the payment to suit
you weekly or monthly no notes &
no interest. We are selling Wheels 5
The Easiest 8
Ever Known ! I
ana we guarantee every Wheel,
no matter whatprice, against breakb
or every description no matter
at "w iuuooj. viuiue iu uuii tee LI1C
a "Fast Flyer," at ?Gu, and the "P.
55 F. V.," at S7U the best .Wheels
in the world for the money. Others
at higher prices, including the
"1'ostai," "Druid' and "Suburban."
Make this store your headquarters
ror Mattings Refrigerators Baby
Carriages and .Furniture allon easy
Tlammoth Credit House,
17. 19. 821. 823 7tU St. H. "W".
lictwcon li and lata.
STERN'S RETIRING SALE
U01-90G Seventh Street.
High gratfo and high wheel.
Easy to run and easy to buy.
12-in. cut, S2.50, 14-in. cut, 2.75, 16,
In. cut, 63. Grass Catchers, extra-
61. Grass Sickles, sharp, 25c.
J36 9th St. Bet. D and E Sts.
PAINTER OF MINIATURES,
Removed to 932 F Street,
1 nit ructions (o a limited elats every morning.
Our great Remodeling- Sale
ami save lots of money.
BOG Sc vent li St. N. IV. 1931, 192G Penn. Ave.
fThe First Battle"
For Sale at the
Times Counting Room.
IN DID EMELS' FOOD
Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage Talks
About Seraphic Diet.
HOW WE CAN GET SOME OF IT
A Iiautiuct nt "Which No Chalices
Gleam', No Viands Smoke and No
Culinary Implements Clutter; Ono
"Which No Human Hand lixed, No
.Earthly Oven Hfiued.
Kev. Dr. T. DeWitt Tahnage preached at
the First Presbyterian Cliurcli, Four-and-a-half
btreet, yesterday morning, after an
absence from the pulpltoftwo weeks. His
subject was "Angel's Food, or Seraphic
Diet," and the text, Psalms 78:25: "Man
did eat angels' food." The preacher said.
"Somewhat risky would be tiie undertak
ing to tell just what was the monua that
fell to the Israelites in the wilderness; of
what it was made, how it was made, and
who made it. On -what crystal platter
was it carried to the door of heaven, aud
then thrown out? IIow did it taste? "We
arc told there was in It something like
honey, but if the saccharine taste in it had
been too strong, many would not have
likea it, and so it may have had a com
mingling of flavors this delicacy of the
skies. It must have been nutritious, for
u nation lived on it for forty years. It
must have been healthful, for it Is so iu
spiringly applauded. It must have been
abundant, becauselt dismissed the necessity
of a sutler for a great army.
"If the good Lord, who has helped me
so often, will help me now, I will firtt
tell you what is augels' food, and then how
we may get some of it for ourselves.
'We have all occasionally been in an
ecstatic Mate where we forgot the ne
cessity of earthly food. There are times
in all our lives when the soul asserts Itself,
and says to the body :
" Hush! Stand back! Stand down! I
am at a banquet where no chalices gleam,
and no viands smoke, and no culinary
Implements clatter. I am reeding on that
-which no human hand has mixed, and no
earthly oven baked. I am eatiiig angels'
"Now, what do the supernatural live
on? They experience none of the demands
of coiporeity, and have 110 hindrance -or
environment iu the shape of bone and
muscle, and flesh, and hence that which
may delectateour palate or invigorate our
poor, lylng frames, would be of no use
to them. But they have a food of their
own. My text says so. There may be
other ruurees of food in the heavenly menu
that I am not aware of, but I know of five
or six styles of food always 011 celestial
tables when cherubim and seraphim aud
archangel gather for heavenly repast; tlte
mystery of redemption; celctiaiized muoic;
the heavenly picturesque; sublime colloquy,
eternal enterprises; saintly association; di
vine companionship: celebrative Jubilance.
"There is one subject that excites the
curiosity aud iiHiuibit.ivene.su of all those
angels; St. Peter bays, 'Which thing the
angels desire to look into' that Is, why
did Christ exchange a palace for a barn?
But the subject is too big. They Just dip
into lb. And then one angel cries: ' Worthy
is the lamb that was slain! And another
says: 'Unsearchable!' And another says;
'Past finding out!' And another says;
Alleluia!' And then they all fill their
cups of gold with the 'new wine of the
kingdom Unlike the beakers of earth,
which ioison, these glow with immortal
health, the wine pressed from the grapes
of tne heuvenly Eshcol, and they all drink
to the memory of manger and cross, shat
tered sepulchre, and Olivette ascension.
Now, in the emeiald palace of heaven,
let the cup-bearers and servants of the
King lemove this course from the ban
quet, and bring on another course of
angels' food, which is Celestlalized muic.
Why do I say celestialized music?' Be
cause, though music may have been born
in heaen, it had not all Its charms until
it came to earth and took a baptism of
tears Since then it has had a pathos and
a tenderness that it could not otherwise
have possessed. No music of heaven would
be complete without the 'tremolo' of
earthly sorrow comforted, and the 'vox
humana' of earthly sympathies glorified.
"G reat MuMc Hall of Eternity! May you
and I lie there some day to acclaim when
the 'Hallelujah Chorus' is wakened. As
on earth there have been harmonies made
up of other harmonies a strain of music
from this cantata, and a strain of mu-le
from that overture, and a bar from this,
and a bar from that, but one great tune,
or theme, into which all the others were
poured, as livers into a sea so it may be
given to the mightiest soul in the heavenly
world to gather something from all the
sacred songs we'havc sung on earth, or
which have been sung in all the ages, and
roll them on in eternal symphony; but the
one great theme, and the one overmaster
ing tone that shall carry all beroru it.
and uplift all heaven from central'throne
to fuilhest gate of pearl, and to highest
capstone of amethyst, will be, 'Unto Him
who loved us, and washed us from our
Elns, in His own blood, and made us kings
aud pne.ts unto God, and the Lamb; to
Him be glory!' That will be manna enough
for all heaven to feed on. That will be
a banquet for immortals. That will be
"Now, in the emerald palace of heaven,
let tiie cupbearers and servants of the
King remove this course from the banquet
and bring on another course of angels'
food, which is, Laying Out of Mighty En
terprise. The Bible lets us know positively
that the angels have our world's affairs
on their hearts. They afford the rapid
transit from world to world. Ministering
spirits, escorting spirits, defending spirits,
guardian spirits. Yea, they have all
worlds on their thought We are told they
sang together at the creation, and that im
plied not only the creation of our woild,
.but of other worlds. Shall they plan only
for our little world and be unconcerned for
a planet three hundred times larger? No.
They have all the galaxies under the ob
servation; mighty schemes of helpfulness
to be laid out and executed; sitipwrecked
worlds to be towed in; planetary flre3 to
be put out; demoniac hosts riding up to be
hurled back and down. No undertaking
is so difficult, no post of duty is so distant,
no mission is so stupendous, but at God's
command they are gladly obedient.
"Now, In the emerald palace of heaven,
let the cop-bearers and servants of the
"King remove this course from the ban (net,
and bring on anothercour&e of angels' food
the last course, and the best; the dessert;
the culmination of the feast, which is,
'When the angels of God takeon Jubilance
ovei a case of earthly repentance, your
frietids iu heaven say: 'What new thing
has happened? Why full diapason? Why
the chime from the oldest towers of eter
nity?' The fact is, my hearers, there ore
people iu heaven who would like to hear
from you. The old folks want to hear
fron, you. They are standing atthe head
of the celestial stairs waiting for the
newsthattheirpra vers nave been answered
and that you are coming on to take from
their lips a kiss better thau that which
now they throw you. Calling you by your
first name, as they always did, they are.
talking about you and saying: 'There Is
our son,' ojr 'there is our daughter down
In that world of struggle, battling, suffer
ing, sinning, weeping. Why can they j
not sic that Christ is the only one who
can help, and comfort, and eave?'
"That is what they are saying uout
you. And if you will tills hour, in one
prayer of surrender, that will not take
more than a second to make, decide this,
then, swifter than telegraphic dispatch, the
news would reach them, and angels of
God, who never fell, would Join your
glorified kindred In celebration, and the
caterers of heaven would do their be?.t,
aud Bnlnts and seraphs, side by side, would
take angels' food Glory be to Gdd, for
such a possibility! Oh, that this moment
there might be a rubh for heaven!"
AT THIS CIIHISTJAN CHUItCII.
Pastor's Appeal iu Ilelmlf. of n
New 1' J uce of Worship.
The Kev. E. B. Bagby, pastor of the
Ninth Stieet Chribtinn Church, preached
an interesting sermon yesterday morning
on the subject or giving. It was a timely
and strong appeal for funds for the erec
tion of a new temple of worship. Its ef
fectiveness was manifested by tiie numer
ous and generous donations offered, there
being scarcely a member of the congrega
tiou piesent who did. not contribute.
Tiie Rev. Dr. Bagby took for his text
the words of St. Mark, "She hath done what
6he could." This had special reference
to the gift of money to the Master at thy
Lost Supper, when bho took her box of
valuable ornameuts and broke it over
the head of Chrlbt. It was all she had to
give, suid Dr. Bagby, but she gave it, not
grudgingly, but freely and without the
Dr. Bagby then quoted several passages
of Scripture to illustrate the great consld
ciatiou always at all places and among
all people given to giving.
Iletheu spoke of the great progress made
by tlte congregation during the labt six
years. It was plain to everyone that it
had increased far beyond the accommoda
tions orfcred by the present building, and
ab a consequence everyone saw the urgent
necessity for a larger edifice', not only
for the convenience of the present mem
bciship, l'ut for the use of those who
are to come.
The piesent structure, at the corner of
D and Ninth streets northeast, was in
tended to accommodate a congregation of
300. The membership has now increased
to nearly 700, and often large numbers
find it Impossible to gain ndmlsson to the
At a meeting of the trustees, held last
Wednesday evening, Dr. Bagley said it
was decided to erect a more commodious
building, at an estimated cost of about
25,000. Plans were submitted by the
building committee and accepted by tlte
congregation, and nothing now remained
but to collect the funds and proceed with
Dr. Bagby called upon the members for
conations lor the proiwsed new. edifice,
and the responses were quick and libenl.
The first heard from was the Ladies'
Aid Society, which contributed $500
Next came Mrs Kimball with $500. The
$100 list was started by Dr. Bagby, and
increased by subscriptions of $100 each
from Messrs Pratt, Yeager, Arnold, Mrs.
Emmons. Bradley and Boyd. Class No 8
pledged a $50 window, and Messrs Scott
and Lemon gave $50 each Then came a
seoro or more of $25 contubutioiis: then
the $15, $10, $0 and $1 subscriptions,
making a total of nearly $3,000 pledged
The work of construction will begin as
soon as the $5,000 mark iu subscriptions
has been reached. ""
331 VOUCH OF S15PAKATION.
Sermon of Dr. Thomas nt the Asbury
An Immense audienceof white and colored
people assembled at Asbury M. K. Church,
Eleventh anil K streets northwest, last
evening, to listen to a special discourse by
Dr. Thomas, the pastor, on "Divorce or
The doctor took for his tet, Second
Corinthiuns, G:14: "Be ye not unequally
yoked together " It is surprising to note,
he said, the large number of persons who
obtain divorces throughout these United
States In one year, saying nothing of the
still larger number who separate and never
apply for divorce Divorce cases have
multiplied so greatly in the last decade,
that some persons have regarded marriage
as a failure. Nothing, however, that God
institutes Is a fnilure The people need
a proper conception of marriage and a
willingness to be guided in their selection
by the advice of the Apostle Paul. Why
persons divorce or separate is the main
point in question:
We would say in the first place, because
many fall to comprehend what marriage
really means. They have never given the
subject a serious consideration. The test
of love is to come after the ceremony. The
legal and religious bearing of the institu
tion should be thoroughly considered. All
persons who contemplate marrying should
bear in mind that marriage Is not a human
invention, nor a merely social or conven
tional arrangement, but an institution of
God. None, therefore, should enter into
the contract until liavingsatisfiedthemselve3
that they can keep their part, and that they
have studied the other party so thor
oughly until they have every reason to be
lieve that tl.ey will keep theirs."
The pieacher then enumerated various
causes for the separations that happen be
tween man and wife, among them; because
they united upon spasmodic affection; be
cause they are unequally Joined together:
elements of disposition: cruelty; jealousy;
neglect of domestics; extravagance, etc.,
and finally said:
"Since there is no human connection that
has so high and holy a significance as
that between husband and wife, it being
declared by divine inspiration to be a
figure of the spiritual wedlock between
Christ and his church, its Kacredness should
be legarded by all. It should not, there
fore, be entered upon merely for the sake
of earthly convenience, but to promote our
true interests in time and eternity."
CHUKC33 OFFICERS OUDAINI5D.
Needs of Christian Perseverance us
Preached by Dr. liaston.
Tiie ceremonies of reinstallation of elders
and ordination of deacons of the Eastern
Presbyterian Church were performed es
terday by Iicv. Dr. Chalmers Easton, pastor
of that church.
The elders, who were reinstated for a
period of three years, are: B. T. Welsh,
C. S. McLaughlin, and Thomas C. Stewart.
The deacons, who were ordained, are: A.
G. Drane, F. M. Buckingham, and D. K.
The reinstallation was performed in ac
cordance with the ritual of the Presby
terian Church, and the ordination was im
posed by liandb.
Kev. Dr. Easton delivered a forceful
sermon on the theme of Christian ierbe
vcrance. His text was, "This Is uot the
work of a day or two days." He told
thestory of the trials of Columbus, ind
of Cyrus Field in the accomplislimeucs of
their purposes. He told of the motto
which hangs In the private office o f a Pliila
delphia merchant prince, which reud.s,"Try
Again." H e maintained that perseverance
is a necessity in spiritual growth.
The soul was paramount. He told of the
difficulties which men found in trying
to snake off bad halJiTa and condemned
many examples of whatis someQmes called
arL He charged that priuteis' ink and
painters' brushes were greater factors in the
corruption of morals than were the tongues
of infidpls. Ifc required perseverance to
conquer a bad habit. He spoke of the
moral growth of the iaints aud said that
Jacob was a "scheming rascal" when he
first appeared in history.
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LESSON 0 J? THE PIS' FIRE
Dr. Kent Discusses the Problem
of Unmentea Sufl'eriiigs.
TOE LAW OE THE UNIVERSE
2Him Suffers From the Sins of Ills
Brethren us He Shares in the
Product of. Their Virtues The
Interests of All Are Oue and
Kev. Dr. Alexander Kent, pastor of the
People's Church, discussed yesterday morn
ing, before a largo congregation, the
"Problem of Unmerited Sufferings, or
Undeserved Calamity," with special refer
ence to the recent Paris horror.
This, he called oue of the profoundest
problems with vhlch the mind and heart
of man are weighted in the earthly career.
The recent Paris disaster has pressed it
home on many bouls, in a way to seriously
disturb their traditional raitu, and raise
doubt of a moral order iu u universe
where such things arc possible. He thought
that the circumstances under 'Which this
"disaster occurred, and the high boelal po
sition held by most of the victims, made
it seem to m06t minds peculiarly appall
ing and haid to reconcile with the thought
of a loving Providence. Had this calamity
come upon dibsolute people, gathered in
a theater to witness an Immoial play, or
iu a ballroom to move in the mazy
meaMiies of a Parisian dunce, It would
not, lie thought, have seriously shocked
the average orthodox believer. It would
have iMien in line with the comrtion con
ception of divine Justice. It would have
l-ten ot a piece with the drowning of the
world in Noah's time, or with the de
struction ot Sodom and Gomonah In a
But to make a holocaust of tht dtled
nobility of Paris, not only the most dis
tinguished and the most pious of its
people, but engaged at the vtry moment
in a most noble work of charity this wasa
sore trial to the faith of those who be
lieve In a special providence. He thought,
too, that many who deny the existence
of such providence, aud who see nothing
but law in the universe; who iook upon
nature as wholly indifferent and non-moral,
find in such terrible catastrophic? as this
strong confirmutiou ot their view. He
affirmed that in both eases, the thing
which shocks the' feeiibe of Justice and
leads men to d6ubt the existence of a
moral order, is be fact 01 conviction of
unmerited suffering; of uiidesertd cala
mity To most mfnds this seems at variance
with justice. '
"But," the speaker asserted, "to me
the fact of uimlerltod suffering is proof
of a higher order of Justice, than the
average individual ife able to perceive or
appreciate. It iYnplies that Justice Is not
a matter ct so inuclftaufferlng for so much
siu. but a matte'r" ot right relations be
tween man and man and between man and
God, and that the1 law of Justice so binds
us together in one bundle of Interests that
if one member kuff&rs all the members
suffer, and If brie" have occa-siou for re
joicing all have reason to participate
in his joy 1-"',
"Morality is duly possible where this
unity of Interest" exists. The science of
morals being the-scleueo of human rela
tions, aud justfee. consisting in right rela
tions, there can be no morality where
individuals are wholly independent of
each other. But such independence is in
fact inconceivable. Life even in the in
dividual Is possible only througu action
and interaction between the cells of the
organism. And this law holds in the social
organism as rigidly as in fie individual.
"Life is conditioned here by what we
call laws of health. The normal organtsm
requires fresh air, pure water, good feed,
proper clothing and shelter. Iu isolation
the individual may provide these for hint
uelt and be little affected by the habits
ot others. But the moment he comes in
social or business relations with otheis,
that moment their conduct, habits, char
acter become important to him. And ifhis
business relations lead him to settle in
the vicinity of his partners in enterprise
lie Is still more directly and largely affect
ed by them. Their carelessness endangers
his buildings, their slovenliness offepds his
taste, their cesspools poison the air he
nas to breathe, and their filth heaps pol
lute the water he has to drink What they
are and what they do affects him a thou
sand ways. But the losses and dangers of
this closer .association are more than bal
anced by the gains and benefits. The
chief fact to be noted, however, is that
he can avail himself ot the gains aud
benefits only byexposiug himself to the
losses and dangers.
"What is true on the physical plane
is equally true on the mental and morMl.
"By the very nature ot moral being aud
moral order, men are bound indisolubly
together They can find their life only
as they come Intojust and loving relations
with each other. And the one condition
of theit sharingin the gains and advantages
of such associatiious is that they -.baie
also in the consequences of each other's
mistakes and misdoings. God, Himself,
cannot save them from this. He can no
more make moral beings independent of
each other than he can make hills without
valleys. The laws that condition life
are wrought into the very structure of our
being and of the universe The one
supreme duty ot man is to learn them, love
them, obey them. And we areall so linked
together under them that the blunders and
misdoings of each are matters of perhonal
concern to all. .Wc, cannot climb to the
summits of jnoralllfe and leaveour brothers
behind. Our des.tiiiy is linked with theirs.
Their folly, then; -vyjekedness, means loss,
suffering, peril for us. Thus God, nature,
the Eternal Rci(ityJg whom, or which v.e
live give Him or It what name you will
is forever teaching us, in the only way He
cm teach, the great truths of life eternal.
Ho cannot prevent these catastrophes by
auy action that, would take responsibility
from us. 7 t
"He is not free a.s;we are free Being
infinitely good, He cannot choose the not
good. Being infinitely wise, He cannot
choose the not wjse. And so He is limited
to that which is .wisest and bebt. This
wisest and best He chooses uniformly and
always, aud this, we call law.
"Back of the law forever pulse3 the
heart of infinite love. Cruel as law seems,
fearful as are the consequences that come
from ignorant or wilful transgression the
greatest kindness that God, Himself, can do
is to hoi J us under it, individually and to
gether, until we have learned the lessons 1
it is meant to teach, and come into the
peace and joy that love and obedience are
fitted to impart"
Tempernuee Anniversary JixereLses.
Capitol Hill W. a T. U. will celebrate
its tenth anniversary in Waugh M. E.
Church tonight. The exercises will be
gin at 8 o'clock. A pleasing program
has been arranged by Mis. Jennie Bart
letfr, the president, consisting ot good
music, recitationsj a history of the union,
a brief talk and representation of the
work of the Loyal Temperance Legion.
Members of CaiUto! Bill 4,Y" will act as
King's Palace. King's Palace. King's Palace.
200 Ladies' Tailor-made Suits that
Were S25, S20,
Ymir These rhir are
Choice costumes ever brought to Washing- Cll0iC8i
Ec ton. JLney are made up in tne latest
lj) J styles Eton effects, Empires, Reef
er and Fly Fronts in broadclotli
and novelty cloth black, blue, helio
trope, cadet green, brown and fancy
mixtures. Stylish garments, silk
lined, plain and braided effects good
values at $25, $20, $15 and $10.
We defy competition on this line of suits, and advise you
to come early, as there are only 200 of them.
Unparalleled Millinery Bargains
Ladies' and Misses'
Trimmed Sailors, rib
bon baud , leather
sweat band, Knox
shape, black,, blue and
48c value igo
Ladles' and Misses'
Union, Milan and Sen
net Braid Trimmed
Bailors, bilk ribbon
band, high, low and
bell crown . Regu
lar 75c value. ...46c
Ladles' and Misses
Leghorn Fiats, two
btyies one with Taney
lace edge brim.
Ladles', Misses' and
Hats, all shapes, black
and colors, including
buc value SXc
f Hough Straw, Short
uack Sailors, In black,
white, blue and brown.
.Extremely pretty and
auc value 19c
Ladies" and Misses'
X' a n c y Untrlmmed
Straws, In all latest
shades, plain and fancy
lace straw edges.
$1 value 4sc
Extraordinary Values in Ladies' and Children's Furnishings.
50c Gowns, 29c
5U dozen Ladles' Muslin Gowns,
Mother Hubbard style; whole yoke
ot flue tucks; cambric ruffle around
neck, and sleeves mil length
and width. Keguiar 50c
Uown. Special 28c
2oc Drawers, 15c
100 dozen Ladies' Muslin Drawers;
excellent muslin; deep hem;
rme tucks above. Keguiar 25c
drawers. Special 15c
75c Wrappers, 37c
Another invoice or those colored
print Wrappers: Wattcau back: Tull
front, rull width and lencth. pretty
patterns Keguiar 75c Wrap
per. Special 37c
Branch Store, 715 Market Space.
COMING SOCIAL EVENTS
Memorial Service of the Southern
MexJcuu jiinihter and Muie. Homoro
"Vlll Jiutertuin iu Honor of Vice
rreident aud Mrs. Hobart.
The ambassador to Italy andMrs. Draper
spent yesterday and last night In'the city.
Last evening Uiey were guests of Mrs.
Brice. They will return to New i'orktoday
and will sail for Europe ou the lSthinstant.
Senator and Mrs Sherman will enter
tain at a large reception this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy Storer will enter
tain at dinner on Wednesday, the 12th in
stant. The Minister of Mexico and Mine. Ro
mero will entertain at dinner in honor of
the Vice President and Mrs. Hobart on
Saturday evening next.
Mrs. Eoardman will entertain at her
usual Monday afternoon tea today at the
The ladies of the Southern Relief Society
are invited to the grounds of Mrs. Wilson,
at WoodvilIe,Md.,on May 30, to participate
in a basket picnic.
A memorial service will be held by the
Southern Relief Society on Monday, May
17, at C V. Hall, In honor of Margaret
Jenkins, Preston, one of the most girted of
the poets ot the Southland.
Mrs. Coleman, wife of Major Coleman, is
in Baltimore for a few days.
A social and business meeting of the
Short Story Club will be held on Tuesday
evoning at the residence of Mrs. M. I.
Willis on B street.
3IADAMK ULAVATSKYVS MEMOIiY.
Incidents in the Life Work of the
The Blavatsky Theosophic Society met
last night in the parlors of Wimoclaughsis,
to commemorate the anniversary of the
death of Madam Blavatsky, the founder
of modern theosophy, who died in 1391.
Mr. George N. Coffin, president, presided,
and the fifty odd members forming the
local society, were present, many ot them
accompanied by friends. The principal ad
dress of the evening was made by Major
James Albert Clark, president of the Re
publican Editorial Association, of Mary
land, who spoke of the life wrk of
Madam Blavatsky and her influence upon
Another Inteiesting talk was given by
Mr. Coffin, who took for his theme the
characteristics of Madam Blavatsky, as
a woman rather than a thcosophist, de
tailing several Incidents, one of widen was
especially indicative' of her goodness and
practical way of showing it.
In 1871 she bought a first-class passage
on a French steamer for this country, but
happening to meet on the wharf at Havre
a poor woman and her little children who
had been" defrauded ot their steerage tick
et on the same vessel, straightway went
to the agent and exchanged her cabin for
S15 and $10,
the finest lot of YflUf
that Are Beyond Competition.
Elegant Quality Tan
ania and Java Short
back Sailors, in all
latest shades, helio
trope, red, brown,
green, etc. Kegu
iar value 51.25..790
Ladic3' and Misses
Trimmed Hats, in all
the latest err ects, black,
heliotrope, red, etc.
Ureat Trimmed Hat
chance. Choice of a lot
or patterns, neat and
errectlve styles. Worth
39c Gingham Dresses, 25c
One lot of Children's Bright
Cneckered and Striped Uingham,
with bretelles oer - shoulder;
trimmed with herring-bone braid;
full sleeves. Keguiar 3!ie dress.
49c India lawn
Children's Short India Lawn
Presses, with Swiss embroidered ruf
fles over shoulders, forming V front;
deep hem. Keguiar 4Uc dress.
15c Ribbed Underwear. Sc
One case or Swiss Kibbed Vests,
embroidered nronud neck and
sleeves, ribbon tape throughout.
Keguiar 15c grade. Special sc
TJ'lJi.AN'i I.Y i;UU THKATK11
jul. .an This Week,
Matinees Tuesday, Tnuraday and Saturday.
FLYNN & SHERIDAN'S
the famous CINEMATASCOFE!
Next week Zero Burlesque Company"
THEOSOPHY IK WAGNER'S
By Mr. BASIL CRUMP and Mrs. B. G.
Of London. England.
NATIONAL RIFLES' ARMORY,
This (Monday) evening, at b p. m.
Admlsslou free Obtain cards at box office
Bicycle Races !
ATHLETIC PARK C0HEUIT ROAD.
SATURDAY. MAY 15. 3:30 p. m.
ONE-MILE MATCH RACE BETWEEN
JOHN LAWSON (the Uernble Swede),
FRED SIMS and GEORGE S. BALL.
START 5 P. M. SHARP.
Admission, 5 and 50c Reserved, 75c
Take green cars to Georgetown and Great
Falls cars to Park. Every 5 minutes.
See the Cavalry Yiews.
MORE NEW VIEWS ADDED.
Daily, 2.30, 4:30 and 8:15 p. in. Sun
day at a:13 ouly.
All exhibitions Wednesday, May 12, for
benefit of Methodist Home for the Aged.
steerage passage for herself and the help
less famllj , thereby incurring the unpleas
antness of such a Journey to do them a
Tin' evening was Interspersed with piano
solos by Miss Trewittand Mrs. Coffin, and
Mr. E. Winter gave a very effective e
lectiou on the cornet.
At the musical recital to be given to
night by the society at National Riries
Hall it is expected that Mrs. Katharine
LIngioy, of New York, the successor of
Madam Blavatsky, will be present. Mr.
Basil Crimp and Mrs. Barclay C. Cleather,
ot London, England, will prove the "The
osophyiu Richard Wagner'sMusic Dramas."
Admission to the hall will be by card'
until S o'clock, after which, visitors will
be admitted free.
At tiie SwedenborgJun Chureli.
Rev. Frank Sewall preached to a large
congregation, at the new Swedenborgian
Church, yesterday morning. The altar
was artistically decorated with rare flow
ers. The hymns were sung by the regulnr
choir, comprising both male and female
voices. This "was Dr. Scwall's last ser
mon, before leaving for the convention.
As Ids text he took one ot the Ten Com
mandments, "Thou Shalt Not Steal."
Ureiilt in the Baton Itonge I.ovee.
New Orleans, May 9. A break occurred in
the levee at Baton Rouge yesterday In a
violent wind and rain storm. It Is titought
the break can be fixed up without danger.
If it remains open great harm will be done
iu the Ponchatraiu district
"It is tbe Best on EartU."
That is what Edwards & Tarker, mer
chants, of Plains, Ga.,say of Chamberlain's
Pain Balm, for rheumatism, lamo back,
deep-seated and muscular pains. Sold by
Henry Evans, Wholesale and Retail Drug
eist, 938 F st. and Ccna.nve. andS st uw.
AT NATIONAL PARK,
Cuuie Called at 4:30 p. m.
Admission 25 ami 50c
NEW NATIONAL THEATER.
Every Eve., Wed. and Sat. Matinee.
in His Latest Comedy Success
May 1 7 Julia Marlowe and Robert Taber
in "Bonnie Prince Charlie."
Monday Night, May 10th,
LAFAYJiXTK. I Fourth I 0P2RA ET
1 Week. 1 ZaGUSH.
Evenings at 8. Mats. Wed. awl .Sat. at 2.
PPIPF Evenings, 25a, COc. 76a;
,iVU"3 Matinee. 25c, 50c.
Boxes Evenings, S-L50, $3.75;
Matinees, 3.00, SJ50.
CASTLE SQUARE o,, AT?TTgTg t
OPERA COMPANY I Q" ARTISTS.
In a stupendous production of
Next Week CARMEN.
Will give their last concert of the season
here assisted by
Miss Zora Gladys Horlbcker, Contralto.
Fraulein Leuitlne Gaertner. 'Cellist
USUAL SOUSA PRICES.
Sale opens Thursday, May 13
QRAUD OPERA E0U3E,
KKJ:NAN & KIFE. llni;
Regular Matinees Wednesday and Satur
day at 2.
wire . at io.
LAST WEEK OFTHE REGULARSEASON.
Return Engagement -of the Phenomenal
and Unparalleled Success,
The Greatest Colored Show on Earth.
SOintheConipauy. Sweetest Singers.
Cleverest Comedians and Dancers
15, 25, 50 and 75 cents.
Next week The Buckler stock Com
pany, in "Our Boys."
OPENING OF THE
25 & 50c SiE
This week, De Mille's Great Play,
THE LOST PARADISE.
.ALL inio Uc-K
,M.eVy MATINEES -rrxY
The Beautiful Military Comedy Drama,
And the Last Week of the Original
In a Complete Change of Program.
FOR OABSI JOi
Glen Echo Chautauqua
Athletic Bicycle Park.
Take Electric Cars at 3Cth st. and Pro
The Green (F street) Electrics take joa
to the spot-
Most beautiful scenery in the District
In sight of the Potomac all the way.
At MARSHALL HALL,
EVERY DAY DURING MAY
Steamer CHARLES MACALESTER will
leave Seventh street wharf at lua m and
2.30 p. m. Returning, arrives at Wash
ington at 2:15 and 6 p m.
FARE, ROUND TRIP, 25 CENTS
DINNER on arrival of boat, including
thecelebrated Marshall Hall Clam Chowder,
Passengers can remain at Hall one
or five hours. For charter and special
dinner parties, apply atoffice of company.
Seventh street wharf. mylO-tf
Every ilay in the year Tor Fortress
Monroe. Norfolk, Newport News and
all points South by the superb, pow-
erful steel palace 6teamcrs "New-
port News," "Norfolk" and "Wash-
ington," on the following schedule:
Lv. WasU'gton ".KM pm
Lv. Alexandria 7sJ0 ptu
Ar. Ft. Monroe 0:M am
Ar. Norfolk... 7rf0 aiu
Ar. Portsm'tU S.-OO sra
Lv. Portsin'th. r0 pm
Lv. Norfolk... 6:10 pm
Lv. FcMonroo 7: 0 pm
Ar. Alexand'a C:U0 am
Ar. WasU'gton b: 0 am
Visitors to Cbambcrlln'B new hotel.
"The Hygela," and Virginia Beach
will find this tho most attractive
rootc, insuring a comfortable night's
Large and luxnrlous rooms heated
by steam and Xitttid throughout with
electric lights. Dicing room tervlce Is
a la carte, and is supplied from tho
best that the markets of Washington
and Norfolk afford.
Tickets on sale at U. S. Express
office. 817 Pennsylvania avenue; 513.
619, 1421 Pennsylvania avenue; B.
& O. ticket office, corner 15th street
and New York avenue, and on board
steamers, where time table, map, etc
can also be had.
Any other information desired will
be furnished on application to tiie un-
derslgned at the coiunany'a wharf,
foot of 7th st.. Washington, D. a
Telephone No. 750.
JNO. CALLAHAN, General Manager.
NO DUST. NO DIRT.
"Quickest and Safest Route"
Daily (except Sunday) at 10 a. m. and
2:3( p. iu.; returning, reach the city at
2 and 0 p. m. FARE. ROUND TRIP, 50c.
Admission to grounds. 25c. ELEGANT
CAFE ON TIIE STEAMER. Tickets, with
Mount Vernon admission coupon. lor salt
at wharf and at hotels.
L- L. BLAKE. Captain.