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THE MOBiyg TIMESaifJTBAY, MAY 23, 3897.
LANSBURGH & BRQ. -
We will give you a veritable Lawn Party
on Monday. Be on hand early.
The balance of our assortment of
8c. Jaconet Lawns 5c yd.
The last of our 12 l-2c. Lace ef
fects and Organdie Lawns 8c. yQ
100 pieces 15c. Dimity, in pretty
colorings and patterns 1 Oc.yd-
18c. Lappet Lawns, including the
new effects in red 1 2 1 -2c. yd.
Now, it would bs foolish of you to postpone your shopping
tomorrow, flakes .no difference what the state of weather
might bs here is a chance to save money which you ought
420, 422, 424, 426 Seventh Street.
x- .- w'- .X
j Bicycles, j
I Saddles I
And Tires J
I Kept In
I One Year I
Free ! I
That's the guarantee that goes with
everv -wheel sold by us no matter
what the price! It holdb good
-whether the break in caused by acci
dent or otherwise.
Tt makes no difference whether its a
Bicycle you want or Furniture you
cau pav cue mil weekly or mommy
no notes or interest. Mattings
tacked down free Carpets made,
laid and lined free no charge for
waste in matching figures. Refrig
erators all sires and prices. Three
piece solid Oak Bedroom Suites, $10
GROG AN 'S
Mammoth Credit House,
817, Bie, 821, 823 71b SI I W.
Between 11 and I Sts.
Any size, $1.1 0.
Imitation Walnut, 60c
8-ply Garden Hose, 5c foot.
"Wire-wrapped Hose, 10c foot,
Revolving Lawn Sprinklers, 25c.
436 9th St Bet. D and E Sts.
GRAND SUMMER OPENING.
Special Opening Prices on
SHTS AND SKIRTS.
Elegant Tailor-made Suits, Eton.
riy front and reefer styles, $20, $15
and 10 value. Special price...
KING'S rALACE, 812-814 7th St.
Branrli Store. "It Market nacft.
i is Qood
g here to buy Watches, Diamonds,
g Jewelry, Silverware, etc. Any ax-
55 tide of Jewelry in ourimmense stock
g can be bought at the lowest cash
5 prices and on very easy terms-a
j little down and a little each week.
5 Two price "hintsL
3 Men's 14-karat Gold watch, only
9 S20; payable $5 down, SI weekly
S Quidrupio Sllver-platedTea Set, only
5 $42.50; payable, $10 down, SI
I JACOBS EROS., 1229 Pa. Ave.
PAINTER OF iMINIATURES,
Removed to 932 F Street,
Iiulructiona to o limited data evert mornfuj
Is now located at
923 F Street.
Sohmer Piano Agency.
For Sale at the
TIMES COUNTING ROOM
Price . . $1.50.
Jh you Jtno that you can have the Morn
Injr, Evening and Sunday Time delivered at
tMrruUcwaorjity cenU a months
This will be n memorable
Mill. Neer were better vulueH,
richer bargains, offered iu the
history of the truile. Wo nru
about to retire. That is tlio
reason, and the only reason,
for thiM mile of uurH. It is a
money-javing- chnuce for you.
8c 40-lueh wide India Linen.. 5c
10c40-inehwldeIndiaLiuen.. 6 4c
15c 40-inch wide India Linen.. 9c
10c best plain black Lawn.... 6c
5c Figured Clialiis a fic
6 l-2c Figured Lawn 4 c
12c Lawn and Dimity T '40
15c Organdy, lace striped gc
12c White Duck sc
12c Colored Duck 70
49c Dress Goods, black and
39c Dress Goods aio
25o Dress Goods 3.6c
29c Black Brilliantine 190
70c Sllksof all kinds... 44c
49c Silksof all kinds 33c
5c best Dressmakers' Cam
12c Lonsdale Cambric gc
5c yd-wlde Unbleached C0U011..3 hc
6c yard-wide Bleached Cotton... c
8c yard-wide Bleached Cottone o
6c Toweling Crash 30
25c Red Table Damask 13c
35c half bleached Table Linen.ssc
75c half bleached Table Lfuen..42c
8c Bleached Towels 50
75c full size Bed Spreads 59c
$1.49 Ladles' Dress Skirts ....030
75cLadies' Calico Wrappers 49c
98c Corsets 63c"
69c Bebt Summer Corsets 39c
15c Leather Belts go
49o Silk Belts gee
19c Silk Mitts x5c
Underwear for Men, Ladles, and
Children below regular -wholesale
904-906 7th St.
A PLAGUE OF HYACINTHS.
The River St. John Nearly Stopped
TJp With Flowers.
Floiida is afflicted with a pebtof water
hyacinths which threatens to block up all
her rivers. This particular species is to
luxuriant that a single plant would in a
few years spread over the entire Atlantic
Ocean, ir that were a body of still, fresh
The St. John's River is partlculuily 'n
fested with the plant. A photograph has
been taken showing a blockade formed by
an accumulation of the hyacinths and ex
tending clear across the liver at Palatka.
The Bteamboats can with difficulty force
theii way through it, and before long will
be unable to do so. The paddle wheels aie
fouled and almost stopped b the vegetable
The plant Is very beautiful, and when In
flower presents a supeib effect, mile after
mile of water being transformed into a
continuous bed of exquisite blossoms.
Oddly enough, it floats, having no hold on
the bottom, and drifts about with wind
and current. While it can bo piopagated
from seed, its chief method of spreading
itself is by runners, like those of the
This species of hyacinth is native to
"Venezuela. From that country some of
the seeds were obtained five years ago by
"W. F. Fuller, of Edgewater, Fla., who
planted them in a pond. In a very short
time they choked up the pond so as to
make it unfit for any other purpose. Then
the owner raked the plants off the pond,
and, to cet rid of them, threw them into
the St. John's River, where they grow out
of all control. This was the origin of the
present trouble In the Et. John's River,
The hyacinths have done great damage
to fishing, logging, and. other Industries.
Cattle are extremely fond of the hvacinth,
so that the cattlemen are rather Inclined to
Meanwhile, the pest threatens to spread
Into other waters of the State, and Con
gress has been asked to appropriate money
with which to fight it. Climatic condi
tions in Florida evidently are extremely
favorable to the plant, and the sluggish
flow of the streams helps it. A rapid
river would soon carry the hyacinths out
to sea en masse One plan suggested for
dealing with the plague is to gather them
in bulk from the surface of the water
with dredges, and crush" them to pulp
With heavy .rollers. Another idea is to
construct booms across the river to col
lect the plants, at which places there
should be mills or crematories for their
destruction. New York Journal.
I.C88 Painful Vengeance.
A man went to a local boxing Instructor
the other day and asked him how much he
would charge him for twenty-five lesons.
Theinstructor told his terms and the lo.vom
commenced. After two lessons the pupil,
who was some what the worse for wear, re
marked to the professor: " You see, I want
ed to take enough lessons so that I could
lick a man. I've changed my mind now I
guess I will senU;he fellow dowu.tp take
the rest of the lessons." KochQSter.iciuy-
crat aad Chronicle. - ,
A WEEK'S SOCIETY EVENTS
Ont-Door Entertainments Were in
Severn! Charming Receptions to the
Postal Delegates Mrs. Towu-
Bcnd'u Garden Party.
The week In society has been largely
given over to out-of-door entertainments,
which have been almost perfect in thtlr
enjoyment, as the weather was in her
most gracious mood and has lavished
6miles upon the merry xnakcre.
The postal delegates have bten cbarm-
lugly feted and are delighted with "Wash
ington hospitality. The only drawback
to their enjoyment Is the dearth of young
women who are able to speak French.
Consequently, some of our most irrcsJatl
blo belles are simply admired from afar,
while their more accomplished sisters, who
had "kept up their French," are receiving
Major Eoz AJIam, of the rersian army,
is at once the admiration and envy of
his colleagues Just now, for he speaks
English so perfectly that he Is able to
make bis pretty Oriental compliments to
the fair sex with the greatest case and
neatness. He is a most genial and sociably
inclined gentleman and has been an
Interested participant at the social func
tions of the week.
lhe reception given by the President and
Mrs. McKinley on Wednesday evening, in
honor of the Universal Postal Congress, was
a brilliant event. The gorgeous Oriental
uniforms of the representatives of the
Southern climes, the equally splendid , nl
forms of the members of the diplomatic
corps and of our own officers of the Army
and Navy who were in attendance, together
with the beautiful and elegant toilets of .he
ladies, the brilliant illuminations and the
effective floral decorations, combined to
produce a wonderfully attractive picture.
Mrs. McKinley and the ladies Torming ter
social cabinet made a most interesting i.nd
attractive receiving line, and all wore their
moht elegant gowns and Jewels.
The garden party at the British cmbisy
was another brilliant and notable event,
which was enjoyed by the postal dele
gates, as well as about four huudrtxl of
society's folk, Jncludingall the Cabinet mem
bers and their ladies, the entire corps
diplomatique, as well as the Army, Navy,
and residential circles.
On this occasion the stately ball and
magnificent stairway of the embassy were
draped with flags of all nations, which
were loaned for the occasion by the dif
ferent foreign ministers. The effect was
a most striking combination of color, which
was truly Oriental, In contrast to the tall
palms and tropical plants which were
ThcBritish A mbassadorandLady Paunce
fote are the most gracious and tactful
hosts Imaginable, and as a consequence
there Is no more attractive mansion In
"Washington than the embassy on Connecti
Among the dinner givers of the week
were the Minister of Mexico and Mme.
Romero, who entertained on Tuesday
evening In honor of the Vice President and
MrB. Hohart. On Wednesday evening Mrs.
Townsend gave a dinner of fifty-two
covers at Woodley.
Ex-Senator and Mrs. Henderson were
host and hostess on Thursday, and a num
ber of informal hospitalities have been ex
tended by other well-known people.
Charity garden parties and fetes have
received a large amount of patronage and"!
have been very enjoyable.
Mrs. D. P. Morgan, of Scott circle,
has added much to the enjoyment of the
young people of the smart set by che
golf tournaments which have been held
on her lawn during the present month.
Handsome prizes have been given, an J the
most charming of afternoon teas have
closed the afternoon's enjoyment. The
last of the series occurred on Friday aft
ernoon, upon which occasion quite a 'arge
number of young people participated.
Among the .guests were Mrs. ClmiljsF.
Sprague, Mr and Mrs. Justice White, Mis.
Storey. Major Trumbull, U. S A.; Mr.
Maurict Trubert, second secretary or the
Fiench embassy; Dr. Wagner, attache of
the Austro-Hungarlan legation; Mr. Alfredo
de Almeida Biandao, Fecond secretary of
the Brazilian legation; Mr. Thomas Mai ean
Cbatard, Mr. James Lowndes, Mr. Siebert,
the Misses Bonrdman, the Misses Patton,
Mrs. Audenried, Mr. Cyril Hawkford, Mr.
Kasper Growl ushlcld, Mr. RufusTryon.Mis
MeLanalmn, and Miss Gwynn.
Mrs Morgan will leave on July 1 for a
trip up tiie St. Lawrence and to the great
A largely attended fete was given on
Thursday at Belmont by Dolly Mad'son
Chapter, Daughters xt the American Reso
lution, in celebration bf the birthday of
Dolly Madison. The handsome house apd
ground?, which had been placed at the dis
posal Of the chapter by Mlrs. Rarl-er, lb an
Idcjl place for such entertainments, r.nd
her cm: rt osy U tf-nderingit to the chapter
for tins purpose was greatly appreciated.
A'fiuc collation was served and HnleyV or
chestra furnished the music, which, in keep
ing wjth thf occasion, consisted of many ya-
trlotic numbers. Tnq especial feature of
the evening, however,,, waa'thc liberal sup
ply of flowers which; Jiadjscen sent from
Barewood, the home Qf Dojly Madison.
Miss Lillian Gary, whof.c'cngagemenfc to
Mr. Robert 0. Taylor Vvas announced early
in the week, is the efdest daughter of the
Tostmaster General and Mb. Gary. Bhe
is highly accomplished and1 speaks French
like a native. This nqt added to her
beauty and winning11 manner, has made
her much Bought after by the young for
eigners attending the Postal Congress, many
of whom cannot speak English at all. At
the reception given at the "White House en
"Wednesday evening, both Miss Gary and
her lovely sister, Miss Jessie Gary, were
the acknowledged belles of the evening,
and received no end of attention from the
distinguished delegates, who, of course,
arc the social lions Just now.
Miss Gary presided so charmingly in her
mother's place early in the Administration
that she quite toofcTWashrugton society by
storm, and the announcement that she Is
to spend a season here before becoming a
bride is received with, delight by all.
Miss Gary is a talented pianist and pos
sesses a beautiful -voice, which Las been
highly cultivated. Her face combines un
usual Mveetuess of expression with marked
intellectuality. Her marriage to Mr. Tay
lor is not to occur fo. some months, and
Miss Gary expects to, pass a season in
Washington before the, interesting event
takes place. " '
Mr. Robert Taylor, to lylioiii Miss Gary is
affianced, is a Virglnjan hy birth. He is
now practicing law In 'New York city,
where he is regarded as one of the rWng
young men of the day.
Mrs. Richard Townsend gave a most
delightful garden party at Woodley, yes
terday afternoon, from 4 to 7.
This charming place never appeared
more beautiful than on this occaJon. The
veHety lawn was dotted over with gay
striped umbrellas, under which were groups
of daintily gowned women and dis
tinguished men. The rose garden on the
left of the house was in full bloom, and
masses of pansies, purple and yellow, made
the borders of flower beds gay with cotor.
The vivid Mexican portulacca and deli-cate-hued
hdrangea blossoms blended to
gether in harmonious tones. The wide,
sweeping lawns, the giant oaks, aad the
magnificent view of the Potomac, and of
the spires and domes of the city, made a
rarely beautiful plctuie. A band was
stationed at some distance from the house
and the most entrancing melodies floated
"over tlie hills and far away."
Mrs. Townsend, who wore a dainty gown
of white organdie, flowered with pink roses
and a hat of white and pink, welcomed the
guebts with her usual graclous,ne3.
All of Washington's most exclusive society
was In attendance, and seamed to be haing
a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. A ent
roof of gay colored canvas sheltered the
tea table, which was laden with all Mie
season's dainties. Among the guests were:
Secretary and Mrs. Gage, the Attorney
General, Secretary and Miss Long, the Brit
ish Ambassador apd Lady Pauncefote, me
Misses rauncerote, Mr. Reginald Tower, Mr.
0Beirne,lheFrench Ambassador and Mine.
Patenotre, the Austro-Hungarlan Minister
and Baroness Hengelmullcr, Mr. Fioda.the
Swis3 minister; the Spanish Minister and
Mme. Dupuy de Lome, the Minister of
Brazil andMme.Mendonca, Miss Mendonca,
Miss Valentine Mendonca, Mr. Maurice
Joostens, of the Belgian legation; Mr. Grip,
minister of Sweden and Norway; Mrs.
Brice and the Misses Brice, Mr. Sandford
Beaty.Mrs. Fred. B. McGuire, Mrs. Harriet
Lane Johnston, Mrs. Edward McCauley,
Mme. de Smirnoff, Miss de Smirnoff, Com
mander and Mrs. Richardson Clover, the
Minister of Chili and Miss Gana, Mr Al-
fredo Gana, Mr. Maurice Trubert, second
secretary of the French embassy; MisB
Smith, Miss Rose Douglass Wallach, Miss
Martha Hlchborn, Mrs. John R. McLean,
Miss Patton, the Misses " Wetmorc, Miss
Boardman, Mrs. Waggtiinan, and hosts of
others. ' "
Mrs. Perry S. Heath's picture graces the
article "Beautiful Won-en' of America"
in the June number of the Forum, the well
known New York magazine. Mrs. Heath
was much admired at the leception given
on Wednesday evening at the Executive
Another very handsome and charming
woman who has come to Washington with
this Administration, is 'Mrs. Bingham,
wife of Col. Bingham, who -made the pres
entations to the Piesidcntion Wednesday
evening. Col. Bingham holds the position
so long and acceptably filled by Col. Wilson
under 3Ir- Cleveland's (Administration.
Mrs Bingham is a decided brunette and
has very rich coloring and wavy black hair.
She is very sweet and natural in manner
and has already made many warm friends
in Washington. Col. and Mrs, Bingham aie
charmingly domioiledon I street.
Miss Claudia Stuart has issued invita
tions for the commencement exercises of
the senior class of the Stuart School, which
-will be held at the Church of Our Father,
on the evening of May 29, at 8 o'clock.
The giaduatefa in special courses are Miss
Hanlctts Jane Crabbe, Miss Ella Gordon
Ertmonils,. Miss May Mqoie Smoot, Miss
Rose Standlsh Sliney.. and Miss Margaret
Ellen Petty. Miss Jean A. Tranty, of
Pennsylvania, graduates in mutJc aiul
finishes :i postgraduate course in litera
ture. The prceata".ion of diplomas will be by
tins Right Rey. Henry Satteilee, Llshoj
wasumgton.A luosp interest!)
has been . arrant eLA&a
ticularly Interesting feature will be the
"Fete of the Flowers," in costume, which
lias been arranged by Miss Lulle Cox, the
tulcnted young daughter of Representative
Cox, who Is In chaigeof the physical cul
ture, Doleartc and elocution classes of the
By special request Miss Cox is to glva
the potion fcene from "Romeo and Juliet,"
and her many friends and admirers are an
ticipating a inoctartiatlc and finished Inter
pretation of the scene.
Ex-Senator and Mrs. Henderson enter
tained at dinner on Thursday evenlug
several delegates to the Postal Congrebs.
Of the guests were: Saba Pasha, of Egypt;
Mr. Walpole, Mr. Foreman, Mr. King, Mr.
and MrB. Bruco Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Bel
lamy Storer, Miss Long, Miss Batcheller,
and Miss Deerlng.
Miss McKenna, the eldest daughter of the
Attorney General, is an extremely beautiful
young woman of the brunette type. She Is
also to be a bride in the near future, her
engagement to Mr. Peter Donohoe Martin,
of San Francisco, having been announced
some weeks ago. Miss McKenna is to
spend a seaaon In Washington before the
marriage takes place. She is said t.o ie
scmble her mother, and is au accomplished
and high-spirited young girl. Mr. Martin
is a wealthy young mine owner of the
Miss Rachel Cameron will entertain a
number of jouug pcc-ple at a house party
at Harrisburg, Pa. Miss Kate Brice, Mire
Warder, and Mr, O'Beirne, third secretary
of the British embassy, will be among her
guests for tue coming week.
Miss Brice will spend some time in New
England as the guest of Mrs. Auguoia
Gardiner. She will go to Boston for
the hoise show.
The brilliant elocutionist, Miss Opal Le
Baron McGaughey, of Los Angeles, Cal ,
haB left for her home. She will stop "en
route at Topeka, Kans., for a few days.
A host of friends and admirers regret her
departure and hope for her ieturn next
Hon. Samuel nurstXash.of CentralKen
tuoky, is stopping at the Regent. Mr.
Kash was the elector of the State of Ken-tucky-at-Jargc,
and his friends throughout
his native State, as well as these of this
city, are anxious for his appointment as
minister to one or the South Ameiican
The Mayflower Social Club held its regu
lar meeting on Thursday evening at the
clubhouse, on Drightwood avenue, and
Rock Creek Church road. It was decided
that the club should give a strawberry
festival on Tuesday, June 15, and the com
mittees will be appointed at the next
meeting. The baseball team of the club
have arranged for a game with the Fat
Men's Club. Mr. A. Locffler has been
elected editor of the club paper.
Miss Davis gave n very delightful tea in
honor of Miss Barber on Thursday after
noon. This was only oneof several charm
ing events which were given during the
weekln compllmcntto tills charming young
lady, who is to become the bride of Mr.
Samuel Davis in a few weeks.
Airs. Novella and Miss Novella, wife and
daughter of the delegate to the Postal Con
gress from Guatemala, left yesterday for
a ten days' visit to New York'.
The Misses Seawell entertained at a
pretty afternoon tea at the Chevy Chase
Club on Tuesday last. The guests of honor
were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taber. Tea was
served on the lovely lawn, and among those
participating were Mrs. Frances Hodgson
Burnett, Senator and Mrs. Lindsay, Miss
Herbert, Miss Hagner, Mrs. E. Montgomery,
Mrs. Edward D. Wiiite, Mr. Gaillard Hunt
and Lieuts. Colvcr and Gibson, U. S. N.
Mr. Mujica y Sayago, second secretary of
the Mexican legation, left on Wednes
day for Mexico, by steamer, via Havana.
Mrs. Robert I. Fleming is at home on
Wednesdays at Oak View.
One of the prettiest luncheons of the
week was that given, on Monday last, by
Miss Kaufman, of Highland Terrace, who
entertained ber friends in honor of Miss
Lorcna Langdon Barber.
The guests were Mrs. Perry neath, Mrs.
Francis P. Loomls, Mrs. John M. Carson, Jr..
Miss Adelaide Carson, Miss Davis, Miss
Noycs, and Miss Chambers.
Mr. and Mrs. Daies, of tre Hotel Giaf
ton, have gone to Winchester, Va.
The Continental Chapter, Daughters of
the Revolution, held their regular meeting
on Monday evening at the Elsmere. The
regent of the chapter, Mis. Mary L. Giht,
Mrs. J. K. Htickney has returned to Wash
ington after an absence of bixteen months
'n California Shcislocated atNclGOH K
Gen. and Mis. I. C. Abbottareoccupjing
their Rummer home atGarrettPark.
Mrs. Burnham, wife of Capt. Burnhaiy,
Is among the Washlngtonlans at Atlantic
i Mrs. Ewing Cockrell, who have
first year 01 their mar- I
THE BON MARCHE'S
American Queen Menu Contest
COLUMBIA BICYCLE FREE.
om,3? vrlU Reunite, Monday, May 24, one of tte most novel
WM,e?r.M?. In this city. We will present a Columbia Bicycle
(97 Model; to the Lady Subscriber of the AMERICAN QUEEJT
? fu8u the best Menu for one week for a family of five,
xne enure cost of such Menu not to pwi in ti ..,,rim r
Hit . c"" juuuuueu win dc jiufcsea upon Dy a board or Judces
lUl ? nn,s. of 8,ereful well-known laules of this city, whose names will
llll ?. ai?iilou?cea,,Jaler- The con test positively closes June 30, and
W tDe Bicycle win be awarded to the lady who, in the opinion of the
judges, has nrenared th bct Menu.
Our object In offering tlis beautiful Bicycle free is to Induce
every lady in Washington to become a subscriber of the "AMERI
CAN QUEEN," one of the most ably edited and magnificently illus
trated ladles borne magazines -published In the United States. The
regular suDscnpuon price is si per
25 cents per year. Each sub scriber to the "QUEEN" will receive
a card, bearing a certain number, and the Menus submitted
should be signed with thl3 number at the bottom, and inclosed
in an envelope -and sent to the Bon Marcbe. The Judges will then
select tlie best Menu, and the number signed on the bottom -will be
published in the daily papers, and the winner requested to call and
receive the Bicycle. The judges will not be informed of the names of
the contestants until after they liave selected the winning Menu. The
Columbia is now on exhibition at our store, and you are cordially
Invited to call and inspect it. You will certainly admit that It Is
a pri.c well worth working for.
The only requirement necessary to admit you to this contest Is
that you become a subscriber to the "AMERICAN QUEEN," at 25
cents per year. Do not put off come to the store at once on
Monday, If possible register you name receive your receipt for tt
flTrpj?.v fnr nno ,.,.ot- nnrt ft-f? tn win tills mjitni f Ippnfc CVilumbin."
f or one year, and try to
I Bon Marche Gets a
Tremendous Bargain in Linings
I Through Failure of the
I Gilbert Mills.
ijj GILBERT and BEST were synonymous in
jj the Lining world. Gilbert's Linings were too jjjj
l g00 for the times for the great demand is for jjtt
y cheap Linings and Gilbert never made that jjjj
jjjj kind. Instead of going with the stream of Wl
cheapness he tried to stem the current with high JJjJ
jjjj qualities. But he was by himself and, of course, tttt
jjjj failed. We had been dealing with this firm for jjjj
jjjj years and knew their goods were strictly depend- jjjj
jjjj able. So when they failed we made them an jj
jjjj offer, and they being in need of cash promptly WA
jjjj accepted. We got the goods at a" price which Jj
jjjj enables us to sell them to you at retail for actu- JJJJ
jjjj ally less than Gilbert's wholesale factory selling jjjj
jjjj prices. WA
i)j The great purchase will go on sale Monday morning- Jwi
The regular retail prices of these
goods you know by experience- So
we shall only quote Gilbert's whole
sale prices and OUR PRICES:
Mill-ends of splendid quality. Cam
bricandLeno. Gilbert's whole
saleprice 3c. Our price 20
Splendid Black Canvas Cloth.
Gilbert's wholesale price 15c
Our price 100
36-in. Warranted Fast Black Pad
ded Waist Lining. Gilbert's
wholesale price 15c. Ourprice.xoc
Silk Premier Lining, looks as, well
as silk, and wears much better for
li. ng purposes. In black, white
and colors. Gilbert's wholseale
price 19a Our price 15c
Silk Premier Brocade, in black,
white and colors. Gilbert's
wholesale price 22 l-2c. Our
40-ln. Colored Lawns, ror lining
light summer materials. Gilbert's
wholesale price 12 l-2c. Our
Best UresmakerH Cambric, blacK
and colors. Gilbert's wholesale
pricc3 3-4c. Our price a He
3G-in. Black and Colored Silesias.
Gilbert's wholesaleprlce" l-2c.
Our price go
3G-in. Black and Colored Ferca
llne, in all the new scarce light
bhades. Gilbert's wholesale
price lie. Our price gc
Splendid quality Fast Black Satiue
Gilbert's wholesale price
12 l-2c. Ourprlce 1 1 c
Better quality Fast Black Satlne.
Gilbert's wholesale price 24c.
Our price 19c
48-ln. Fine Grass Linen.
Worth 48c Ourprlce 35c
Worth 25c Ourprlce XSc
314 and 316
ried life abroad, are now in Washington
visiting Senator Cockrell and Miss Marion
Cockt ell at their handsome home on R
The cantata "Ruth" will be given in
costume at the Columbia Theater on Sun
day, May 23, at 8:15 p. m., for the bene
fit of the German Orphan Asylum.
A PLEASAXT ENTEKTA1XMEXT.
Ladies of the "Union Veteran Lesion
Auxiliary Receive Their Friends.
The ladies of the Union Veteran Legion,
Auxiliary No. 32, gave another of their
entertainments at the U. V. L. Hall, No.
910 Pennsylvania avenue northwest last
Thursday evening. Mrs. James Tanner pre
sided, welcoming the audience with "well
L. E. Wiley, "The National Bugler." was
welcomed with applause, and he play3 the
cornet so finely that the audience would
have called him back time and again had
It been allowed. Misa Anderson was highly
complimented upon her interpretation on
piano of Mozart's "Moonlight Fantaisie."
Mrs. Johnson's recitation, as well as that
or Mis. Robeits, were listened to with at
tention. Dr. Barnes' rich iuKe always
brings enthusiastic encore, and Miss Gar
rett's selections, especially pleased tho
Mr. Eugene Coffin played on the saxo
phone, accompanied by his wife on the
Mrs. Ellen Spencer Musscy made an ad
dress which was very appropriate.
The old tunes played so beautifully by
the Messic. Rciss on the piano and flute
harmed the audience. The Mnndr.lin Cub,
compowd of fifteen young ladies, played
Mrs. M. D. Levis sang a solo and also a
duet, with Mrs. Root, or New York, both of
which weiu fully appreciated.
The principal features of the evening
were the Delsirte poses of Miss Margaret
T. Linton, M. A., and her recitation of
"Hogar," in costume. Miss Llnum is a
graduate of the Philadelphia Collegc-snd is
possessed of a natural beauty and grace of
motion which cause her to berauked among
the f irpt exponents of the Dclsartc system
ot expression uTthls country. Miss Linton
waa assisted on piano by "Mrs. Etta H.
year, but In order to give every-
win this magnificent "Columbia"
Great Bargains in
"Mill-lengths" of from 1 to 10
yds. in splendid quality Lawns,
Swisses, Mulls and India Linens,
4 lots of them will go Monday as
Lot 1, including qualities that
were 5c, 7 l-2c and 9c. go
Lot 2, Including qualities that
were 8c, 10c and 12 l-2cr go
Lot 3, qualities that were
t2 l-2c to 15c, go at Qc
Lot 4, qualities that were
16c and 20c, go at lie
15 c Embroideries, 8c.
Lot of Swiss and Cambric Em
broideries, with Edgings and In
sertings to match, worth 10c,
12l-2ctolGc. Uoat sc
35c to SI Laces, 27c.
1 lot of Oriental, Arabian. Rus
sian Point and Point Venise Laces,
in white only; exquisite new de
signs. If boughtin theregular way
would sell at from 35c to $1
yd. They go Monday at STo
10c best quality Whalebones, '
i,8and9-in. Dozen 4c
5c Silk Wlialebone Casing,
all colors, per yd 30
5c card of 2 doz. Hcoks and
12c Rubber Dress Shields,
8c Silk-stltched Belting, all
colors. Special ?..... 40
TO PIlODUCE "CLNDERELLA."
A Performance by Children for a
Charitable Purpose. i
The operatic play of "Cinderella" will be
given at the National Theater next Friday
evening and Saturday matinee by Trot
Sheldon's dancing pupils, under the aus
pices of a committee of. well-known ladles,
who have interested themselves to secure
funds In this interesting manner for a
most charitable cause.
The bencficiaiy is the orphan daughter
of an army officer. She has been brilliantly
educated andfittedto maintain herself with
out pecuniary aid from others, but owing to
a protracted spellof illness following almos
immediately after an attack ot Mexican
fever, contracted while teaching in thaft
country, she is entirely without means.
Among the patronesses interested are
Mme. Romero, Mrs J. IV. Thompson. Mrs.
William Robinson, Mrs. Gen. Vincent, Mrs.
William Carpenter. Mrs. H. C. Lancaster
and Mrs. Lieut Sbarpe.
It Is expected that Mrs. McKinley and
other distinguished ladies will occupy boxes
on Friday night
A Penny in the Slot
Tbcre arc In Chicago more than 500 one
cent weighing machines, 300 of which are
owned by one firm, and the average earn
ings of each machine are S3 a month
Eighteen thousand dollars a yearr all iu
pennies, are paid by the people for the sat
isfaction of knowing whether they havo
"fallen off" or gained, and bow much since
they were weighed last
Once a month the collector goes to each
machine and robs it of its last cent and
last slug for the wleghlng machine still
has an appetite for a particular steel die
that is a part of tlie waste around bieyelo
works. The collector tests and adjusts
the machine, gives the owner of the loca
tion his percentage of the pennies and goes
on to the next Die often comes la from a
cli cult with fifty or sixty pounds of copper
cents. Chicago Record.
A Xcw Bicycle Device.
To assist beginners In learning to ilda
the wheel a new device has au'overhead
track, on which a trolley wheel 1b hunr,
to which the bicycle is attached by a rop
to prevent falling, the floor being fitted!
with ratscd guides to keep tn fotel