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THE MOKNLNGr TIMES, BU3STDA3, MAY 23, 1897.
A PLAIN STATEMENT OF THE FACTS AS THEY ARE!
IMS' GUARANTEED VALUES.
Actual value price. $10 and $12 are
others' advertised value prices.
Here's the very edge of reliability
safe at $7.50 dangerous below it. But
we muster nearly 40 styles at that
price. Nobby Plaids, Checks and
Mixtures ; Blue and Black Serges 3 and 4-button Sacks
Double Breasted Blue Cheviots Black Clay Cutaway
Coats aud Vests. Every thread all wool.
H H H
SAKS' GUARANTEED VALUES.
Actual value price. Sl5 is others' advertised
mlt's a big popular grade with us. There
are Fancy Plaid and Check Cheviots Plain
Blue Cheviots and Serges and Black Clay
Worsteds made up honestly with lots of
I style and to wear well.
Actual value price. SI6.5O is others'
advertised value price.
But at $16 50 they don't match
this grade. They haven't Russian
Serge that ours. They haven't
any of the choice Plaids and uhecks
because those we show are exclusively ours. Their Suits
aren't made like ours because we do our making our
selves. Clay Worsteds Vicunas, etc., are in the variety.
Altogether inore'n 50 styles at $12.50.
the $12.50. It's a
worth. 3 and 4-buttou Sacks.
Actual value price. SI 7.50 is others'
advertised value price.
This grade includes some Fancy
Cheviots in striking patterns.
' They're a little finer fabrics a
little more expensively made than
dollar well spent a dollar's more
Actual value price. 520 is others'
vertised value price.
It's .the big grade of the big store.
Fancy weaves that were woven expressly
for us other patterns that we control
fine Blue Sersres Clay Worsteds French
Vicunas Scotch Tweeds. You can count a hundred dif
ferent styles made up in 3 and 4-button Single Breasted
Sacks, Double Breasted Sacks, Cutaway Frock Suits and
PUuce Albert Coats and Vests. And there are the tell
tale marks of expert tailoring to be seen in every one
full lined, half lined and skeleton ; perfect fitting per
We have come to the fork in the road. Shall we sink principle
decency business integrity and follow the crowd down the danger
ous lane of cheapness? Or shall we keep on alone along the avenue
of quality that we've been traveling these thirty years ?.
It doesn't take us a minute to make up our minds. Quality shall
rule this store in the future as it has in the past.
We cannot afford to turn traitor to the confidence of a community
that has rewarded us because of our fidelity. We are not tutored in
underhand methods. We will not play the role of commercial hypo
crites. We'll stand by our colors. WE'LL G-IVE WASHINGTON
ONE CLOTHING- STORE WHERE A DOLLAR HAS A STANDARD
WHERE VALUE IS A KNOWN QUANTITY WHERE HONESTY
OP WORD AND DEED IS THE RULE.
We can sell quality at a less price than others because with an
outlet of six stores we can buy it for less because we are content
with less profit. BUT WE WILL BUY AND SELL NOTHING BUT
The shoddy that's made for the sensation mongers can have no
place on our counters shall never be dignified with a Saks label. We
shall sell clothing that is worthy of the name worthy of your fullest
faith worthy of us. We'll start our prices as low as we can and
squarely toe the line of worthfulness. Every store must have a profit
if it pays its bills and the pretending-below-cost-seller lives a false
hood -insults your good sense affronts your credulity with his flam
ing announcements factless claims truth-distorted statements.
WE KNOW WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. We're doing
more business this season than last and such encouragement in the
face of an epidemic of fake-ism reassures us speaks your appreciation
of worth and your disgust with the worthless and s.ets us still firmer
in our determination to stand by quality through thick and thin.
Actual Value Price. S22.50 is others'
advertised value' price.
Imported Fancy Cheviots and Cassi
meres neat and nobby patterns new
and shown only ty' us. We might have
taken these costlier fabrics, slighted the
making and marked them $15 but nothing here is ever
slighted. We do our best and the price is made accordingly
Actual Value Price. 525 is others' ad
About a dozen styles of Fine Import
ed Fancy Cheviots and Worsteds spe
cial patterns. But although they're
equal to the best you'll find at $25 any
$17.50 is all they're honestly worth.
Actual value price. Equal to the best
The variety contains more of the
special weavings to our order in our own
patterns Cheviots and Tweeds, Clay
Serges, Worsteds and Vicunas, made up
r tailors into 3 and 4-button Sack and Cutaway
Suits Prince Albert Coats and Vests. $20 is an
of our strong grades popular because of the
Actual value price. Comparison
here must be made with fine
They're genteel checks and quiet
plaids that appeal to the best dressers
and as we've made 'em up they're
3 and 4-button Sacks stylish and fitting.
Actual value price. The best that can be
The very finest of Imported Worsteds
Cheviots Unfinished Worsteds, Tweeds,
etc. the very finest silk and Italian lin
ings the very highest grade of workman
ship. The best custom tailor in the land cannot turn out
better. They're not to be had read--to-wear anywhere
else. We made them ourselves or we wouldn't have
them. Plain and fancy exclusive effects in 3 and 4-buttoa
Sacks, Cutaway Frocks and Prince Alberts.
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Ck-493 e&a area c-
In the police court yesterday John Butler
was sent to jail Tor three months because
he seriously assaulted William Thomas.
Wjlliam Sebastian forfeited $5 in the
police court yesterday for pummellng Al
bert J. Wolf.
Robert Ray, colored, was sent to jail for
fifteen days by Judge Kimball yesterday
for stealing a -window sash from Thomas
B. Eanderp. The prisoner said he found the
cash In the -woods. "Yes, I guess they
grow there," sa:d his honor.
At Clir. Xauder's wholesale store, 909
7th bt.. exclusively: Coca -wine, approved
by many physicians, 60c. bottle; on the
basis of a fourteen-yeur-old -wine; dilutable
for infants and the very feeble; never nauseates.
ST. SiAKY'S GUILD'S LAWN FETE.
It "Will He Giveu for the Benefit of
the Children's Hospital. -
Bt Mary's Guild will give a lawn rfete
for the benefit of the -Children's Hospital,
at No 3051 Q street northwest, next
Wednesday, beginning at 4 o'clock. There
will be special attractions, a dime museum,
& magic lantern exhibition, and a charm
ing little two-act comedy, presented by
three of the young ladies of the guild.
Mrs William A. Gordon, president of the
guild, with Mrs. Ferguson and Miss
Gordon, will be general managers of the
entertainment; the supper-room will be
In charge of Mrs. Downs Wilton, abslsted
by Mrs M. J. Adler, Mrs. G. T. Dunlop,
and the Misses Addison, Barrow, Cragiu,
Creighton, Entwisle, Moffat, McCahill,
Willet, and Wilson; Mrs. Frank Leetcb,
assisted by Mrs. G. L. Nicholson, and the
Misses Dodge, Janney, Huntington, Snyder,
Whitcomb, aud Morgan, will sell candy;
flowers will be sold by Mrs. Walter T.
Whcatlcy and Mrs. William L. Dunlop,
assisted by the Misses Bradley, Tyler,
Bougal, and Esther Gordon; and lemonade
will be dispensed by Mrs. Rich, Mrs. Bal
Iantync, and Miss Mary Dodge.
The large grounds will be brilliantly
illuminated and the entertainment will be
made especially attractive to children
and young people.
THE REAL ESTATE OWNER.
Has the -whole earth for a foundation to his
fortune. Real Estate is the only permanent
fortune. The Barings, "with millions in
bonds, failed the Duke of Westminster
"With his fort unein land could not fall if he
would. Lay the basis of a permanent for
tune by investing your savings In real
estate, I have some choice holdings of
Mother Earth that aio offered at bai gains
to Immediate buyers. THE GREATEST OF
THESE BARGAINS IS A 10-ACRE LOT,
beautifully situated. Just noith of Bright
wood, 300 feet above tide water, on line or
Brlghtwood electric cms: city water and
ltas; admirably situated for a subdivision.
For further paiUculare apply to
EDWIN A. NEWMAN,
CI! 7th at.Tiw.
COIM OF GIT! BANKS
Messrs. Woodward and Parker
Deny a Current Report.
NO CONSOLIDATION INTENDED
They Designate as Preposterous the
Story That L. Z. Leiter Is at the
Head of q Syndicate, of Which.
They Are Members Their Pluns
to Be Mude Known Soon.
An interesting story went the rounds of
the financial institutions of the city yes
terday relative to the present and future
banking operations of Mr. S. W. Wood
ward, of the firm of Woodward & Lothrop,
and Mr. E.Southard Parker, president of
the Columbia National Bank.
These two gentlemen control the Co
lumbia National Bank, and recently they
bought out the National Bank of .the Re
public, and at present have almost com
pleted negotiations to obtain control of
the Metropolitan National Bank, all of
They hold, also, a large, if not a controlling,-
interest In the Washington Loan
and Trust Company according to report
yesterday, and it was stated that the ob
ject of Mr. Woodward and Mr. Tarker in
obtaining control of all these banking
properties was to abolish three of them
and to establish one bank with a capital
of $12,000,000. Mr L. Z. Leiter was given
as the head of a syndicate which is back
These statements are so Interesting in
any event, and so important if true, that
a reporter for The Times called on Mr.
Woodward last night at his hninoon Wy
oming avenue, Washington Heights, to ob
tain from him, if possible, either a cor
roboration or a denial of them.
Mr. Woodward laughed considerably over
"Any paper which publishes it as a
matter of fact," he said, "will not only
possiblybe doing myself aud Mr. Parker
a grave injustice, but will also bo doing
a very foolish and very hurtful thing
for itself- There is no truth In anything
you have told me."
Not contented with this, however, Mr.
Woodward put on his hat and accompanied
The Times man to the residence of Mr.
Parker, a few blocks away, on Nineteenth
Btreet. This gentleman had retired, but
Mr. Woodward sent word to him that
there was a very interesting story for
him downstairs, and that he would much
better get up and come down.
To the gentlemen together the report
was repeated as Mr. Woodward had be
fore beard It, and Mr. Parker also made
a very strong denial.
''There is not one Item of truth In the
wlolc statement," he said. ''Mr. Wood
ward and myself have purchased the
Metropolitan Dank for ourselves. There
is to be no consolidation of banks. A
capital stock of $2,000,000 would be
preposterous in Washington. Itis almost
more than all the banks In town to
gether have, or at least Is out of all pro
portion to any other capital stock.
"More than that, as all these banking
properties areuowrun they have businesses
of their own, and profitable ones, "which
would be dispelled largeJy in any consolida
tion. The Metropolitan Bank, for instance, 1
on Fifteenth street, is one of the oldest
banks in Washington, if not ttie oldest, and
has drawn around itself during Its many
years of existence a clientele of business
men and a class of business that would not
emigrate to any institution on Ninth street,
for Instance, or Pennsylvania avenue, or
anywhere else than Fifteenth street If the
Metropolitan were closed nearly all this
business would be sea tttered around In the
other banks in the neighborhood. The
same is true of the Columbia and of the
National Bank of the Republic."
"Mr. Parker Kiidto The Times man further.
"There will bo information to be given out
about the Metropolitan Bank very soon,
when wetakecharge. At present we donot
ourselves know exactly what will be done,
and -who will 1-e the board of directors.
Theec mattere will develop, although, of
course, wc have formed plans. However,
they are not in such a shape that we could
profitably give them out at present."
The Catbird's Flight.
"Going through the woods one day," said
a lover of birds, "I saw a catbird with
one of Its wings caught In a brier bush.
There wus a ciump of briers here, with a
narrow opening at one place, between two
of the bushes. The catbird had tried to
fly through that opening and had made a
miscalculation and got one of Its wings
Impaled on a thorn. The other wing was
free and it was flapping that aud trying
to get clear of the bush
"Around this bush there must have been
at least forty other birds, of one kind or
another, catbirds and brown thrashers and
wrens and grass chippies, and so on, that
had been attracted by the unfortunate
catbird's cries and its efforts to escape, and
that appeared to have gathered there to
"They fluttered about, close to the bush,
flying around at a great rate, and making
alotofuoise, but not really doing anything.
Some of the smaller birds would fly around
very close to the bush or even under it,
and I Imagined some of the bigger hirds
Baying to some of these venturesome little
fellows: 'Here, you brown thrashor, you,
-why don't you get under him there, and
push on his -wing'." But the brown thrasher
would only go about so close. Ho wasn't
going to get caught. What the birds
would have done, finally, I don't know.
I think they would have helped the catbird
in some "way, but I undertook to help it
"Of course, I couldn't go right up to
it, for that would have frightened it,
and may be make it hurt itself even
worse. I had with me a sawed-off broom
stick, that I carried for a walking stick,
and 1 undertook to free the catbird with
that- I thrust the stick through the brier
bush, all the other forty birds looking on,
and brought the end of it gently against
the catbird's wing, and pushed the wing
off the thorn. But, in starting away, the
catbird got the wing caught again on
another thorn- That was bad, and I stood
off a minute, deliberating about what to
do next, the whole flock of birds still
fluttering round, aud the Imprisoned cat
blid wa now pretty nearly exhausted. It
was time to drop all ceremony, audi simply
walked up to the bush and took the cat
bird off the thorn with my hands.
"Just beyond the brier bushes there
was a smooth, grassy spot In the woods,
and I laid the catbird down there, the
whole lot of birds that had been hover
ing about the brier bush following" along,
more or less near, and hanging around
there- Pretty soon the catbird got up
and flew to a little tree nearby. It
wasn't strong, but it could fly, and its
wings were all right When It flew up
into the tree all the other birds flew
away. From the tree the catbird song its
thanks to me, and there J lert it-"-Home
LABOR LEADERS FAVOR II
Their Opinions on McMillan's Bill
to Abolish Contract Work.
WOULD BENEFIT LABORERS
It Is Cluiiued That the Change
From the Contract System "Would
Furnish Work to Three Thousnnd
Persons Who Are Unemployed
Under the Present System.
The leaders of organized labor in the
District are unanimous In their approval
of the intent of Senator McMillan's Senate
bill to do away with contract work in the
District, so far as all Government work is
It Is claimed that the passage of the
bill would furnish work to over. 3,000
laborers who are unemployed under the
present sjstem, for it is intended that
the machine sweeping be done away with
and street cleaning done by hand sweep
ing. Special reference Is made, by the labor
leaders, to the proposition to have the
street cleaning done by day labor. In this
department, alone, it is said, from COO to
1,000 men would find employment, and
this, it is claimed, would mean immediate
relief to at least that many families, whose
bread-winners, under the present system
of contract work, are thrown out of work.
Not only the common laborer, but In many
instances the skilled mechanic, would be
benefited by the passage of the McMillan
bill. Skilled laborers with families, who
have been idle for months and months on
account of the depressed condition of busi
ness, would gladly accept the opportunity
to fall in with the unskilled, at any oc
cupation which would offer a means of
support ror their starving ;wives and enil
dren. Tin- gi eatestcomfortth'e laboring elates
find in connection with the proposed legis
lation is expression of indorsement given
by Commissioner Wight. Atbest.they nay,
the la w will leave it optional with the Cnm-mlssl'-neis
whether the TOorkshull or shall
not be done by contract. This, while It
takes away some of the force of the law,
will not In the sllghtestslessen its effect
iveness, so far as actual jbciiefits to the
laboring classes are concerned, If the Com
missioners construe the tact in favor of
Mr. Milford Spohn, president of the Cen
tral Labor Union, favors the bill, but
would much rather that the "rider" giv
ing the Commissioners the power to de
cide whether work shall be done by con
tract or not should be stiicken cut. The
first effort in this line, he said, originat
ed in the local fedu'ation aboutthrce years
ago, whena special com nittee wnsappoint
cd to drafta bill Instructing the Commis
sioners to do all the District work by day's
lhe original bill, Mr. Spohn said, did .lot
leave any option with the Commissioners.
The Central LaborUnion, Mr Spulmsuys,
is strongly opposed to a municipal con
tract system, whether the work be that
of erecting public buildings or clciiimg
streets and alleys.
Mr. A M. Lawson, muster workman
of District Assembly, No. 63, Knights of
Labor, also favors the passage of lhe
bill. It will, he says, be beneficial both
to the Government and to the resilcnt
Mr Lawson is also of the opinion that
the introduction of day labor would bring
about a universal observance of the eight
hour law in the District. At first sight he
sild, it would appear as it this system of
work by the Government would mitigate
against organized labor, but this Is really
not the caeci for there is a class of work
which, from its own nature, will neces
sarily have to be done by skilled labor
Skilled labor, he says, is organized, so it
can be readily teen that the introduction of
days' labor would not materially effect the
interests of organized lator.
A prominent local contractor, who has
had a good deal of experience, especially
witlt Government work, favors the day labor
system on general principles. The agents
of the Government, lie says, should be very
careful in the giving out or contracts, and
in all cases where things are equal should
give the preference to the day labor system.
The agents, he says, have possibly better
chances to determine the cost of material
and labor than the contractor, and when it
is found that a contractor's bill is below
what the agent really knows the work win
cost tiie bid should be refused. For if it Is
accepted there is no way possible for the
contractor to save himself except by
either doing Inferior work with the poorest
class of workmen at a low late of wages, or
by defrauding the employes of their
The contractor referred to called atten
tion to the labor employed and the cost of
construction of several of the Government
buildings in this city, and from his expe
rience concluded that these buildings
could have been built much cheaper if the
labor had been managed more carefully
and thesubcontractorsand foremen directed
their energies toward the completion of
the buildings rather than extending the
time for their own personal interests.
It must also be remembered that the
money expended In public work and the
erection of public buildings in Washing
ton is the money of the whole people, and,
so far as possible without loss to the
Government, everybody should be given
an opportunity to earn It.
A Cleveland young man met with a de
cidedly unpleasant mishap a few nights ago
and one which will make him extremely
cautious hereafter. He was calling on a
young lady and left the house about 1 1
o'clock As he walked down the street he
noticed a familiar form a little ways
ahead of him. He looked again, and was
pretty sure it was a close personal friend.
The moon was shining fitfully, aud the
shadows were deep, but he had confidence
in his eyes It was certalnlyhls friend.
He quickened his steps and rapidly over
hauled tiie man ahead. Foot by foot ho
neared turn, and was just about to call his
name when something prevented.
Like lightning, the friend whirled around
and brought down his cane across our
hero's head. It smashed his hat and broke
his glasses and almost floored him.
Then the assaulting party leaped back,
and, striking a belligerent attitude, jelltd:
"Take that, you scoundrel!"
But he felt dreadfully sorry when he
finally comprehended who it was:
The moral of all which is that you can't
be too careful after dark during the foot
pad season. Clevelaud Plain Dealer.
Mamma Ttiat big building is where all
the little boys who have no mothers and
fathci-s live, Arnold. Isn't It nice?
Arnold (after some thought) I'd rather
live in a smaller house and have you,
though. Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune
Lacy's pure food ice cream, none better,
00c. per gallon- 601-603 NT. T. ave. nw.
SUPREME COUHT CASES.
Several of Interest to the District
to Be Disposed Of.
The United States Supreme Court will
meet next Monday morning. It will be
the last session until next October. There
Is much bu.-iness to be disposed of and
many opinions rendered. No argument
will be heard, but motions for admission
to practice will be allowed. It is expect
ed that a full bench will be present, ow
ing to thelaige number of cases to be dis
Some of these cases are of interest to
the District of Columbia. Among these is
the Mac Greal suit against Rose M. Tay
lor, executrix; and the nppeal of E. J
reck and Leo Simmons against Christian
The appealed case of Lewis E. Parsons,
of Louisiana, involves the tenure of office
under the Government- Mr. Parsons was
appointed to an office by President Harri
son, but removed by President Cleveland be
fore the expiration of his term of office.
Suit was entered against the United States i
and has leached the Supreme Court. The
question to be decided is whether or not
the Executive has the power to remove
u official appointed for a specified terra
before that time is up.
A decision is also expected in the maxi
mum fieight rate case, coining from Ne
braska, in which Mr. Bryan appeared ax
counsel, together with Attorney Genenfi
C. J. Smith.
Sentenced to Be Whipped.
Wallace A Milstead and William Schurer,
small white boys, were in the police cqnrt
yesterday with tiieir parents There were
counter charges of assault against the
tots. "Take these youngsters home and
whip them," said Judge Kimball, ad
dressing the fathers. "Both cases di
Too Young to Be Prosecuted.
Henry Hunt and Lewis Batemen, each
ten years of age, who stol two bicycles
from in front of the Smithsonian Institu
tion, several days ago, were released from
cusrody yesterday. The owners of the
wheels declined to prosecute owing to
the tender ages of the boys.
I Don't Forget the 1
1 Closing Out Sale 1
N SHOE STORE I
929 F ST. N. W.
5 Every Pair of Shoes Must Be
Sold at Some Price, as We
Vacate the Store
STORE FOR RENTFIXTURES FOR SALE. 3
Our bargain tables will be loaded to
morrow morning with the greatest least
of the whole sale! It comprises a splen
did assortment of Ladies and Men s high
and low shoes in black and tan sold eve
rywhere for $2 and $3 a pair your choice
while they last for..
929 F St. N.