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THE TIMES, WASHING TOf, SATUEDAT, NOVEMBER
CaiOBKING, EVEXIXG AND SUKDAY,)
The Washington Times Company.
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Monday, October J& -....39,706
Tuesday, Oetobcr6. 39,944
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER G, 1S97.
A Very Grnve Situation.
Auu-rtcan elections are over, and Mr. Mc
iKtaley lias returned to Washington to re
iemhm J udles. Today lie finds himseir
'la te jijMce of a very grave interna
ttOHUl ftu8iuu. The incisive cut -which
ttoe Hon. ITmbIs Taykir has made in the
liaHoau f SjMiirfsJi autonomy has let the
gss cut of that hyjiocritical bag most
QOtntHeteiT. 60 much so that Scnor Sa
pastu lia- drofippd his mask, and is re
!IKrt(I to l preparing a note to tuiu
oaaUy adrislng u that Spain will no!
accept advice, "good offices," or any other
cart of American interference; but will
OMftimte her efforts to reconquer the
iltfhntdof Cuba iu iter own way, and with
(MM. refawnoc to the views of allies or
4te abjecMoas of civilization.
To accentuate the seriousness or tue
OutMttlKffi&. Marshal Blanco is forced to ad
iaa tfcat toe fwUs things In Cuba a great
deal -wre than he could have been made
t betteve before leaving Spain. Of the
68.690 troops pent to the island during
tlK fta&L two years, but 70.0U0 now
are ia evidence. What has become of the
outer 180,000? Be finds the armies of the
Cffbaii repuWtc as strong as his own, and
lu Car better fighting condition. Bis un
Tortwai fcohht-rs bare not been paid for
'wttHh; More thaa S40.000.00u would be
roqoircti to Unug up their arrears, and no
$jr believes Ltat Spain now could raise
a nam. The' men are discouraged,
tefairtH-r, uMl HMUnos. It is with the
yjnsMunC. tftfncBtty tat they can be driven
sat from lhiir fortifications to encounter
ttoe terrible dynamite gaus and the ma
dtetes ot tb patriots.
Witt Urn -week the Spaaisb columns
taw nwttnined two defeats crithin five
iHOefi cf Haraaa. The Cubna leader? con
tJase to fi-sme manlfentoei, declaring their
turn puff to fight to the death rather
tbau to accept anything from Spain short
of absolute independence. All these matters
gabber Uiwm-elves together to make the
imoBDt prwHcaroeut of the McKinley Ad
lateietraUon a very uncomfortable one.
Tfcc q.n-ion naturally arises; What is
Mr. McEhiley goiug to do about it? We
Owigre-s -will be here almost before he
1,'how It. awl then, really, fcomecliiug will
liave to be deae. American sentiment on
te qtteat&M of OHr rettiiii'i'ft with Spain,
sand on oar Unties to Cuba, is not dead.
3t is miK ven Eieeplng. The Admini&tra
trtoi: will find this ottt before the Pecond
"vvft-k in December. And Thomas Brackett
Heed -will not be able to Eujipress the
HtKifee f ItepreHjntative'? at the coming, as
4he did at the late session
, Tes. Mr. McKialey; fcometlilng will have
t be ltdKd
Pii'ss "Power in. Politics.
"Wlisre Is the mighty power of the Ameri
CMi pr-, that we used to hear Ro muuh
afcoat" Pfltere did it appear in connection
nwltw in reoeat election in New York
Of tne gfwiv metropolitan dailies cver7
oe but the Journal was opposed to Tam
many. .A it came out for Van Wyck with
la the Ian three weeks or the campaign,
jffhe i ami the Press were for Tracy,
whUi' Stjta Low luid tiie vigorous support
or the H?rald World, Evening Post, Times,
Mail acd Express, Staats Zeituug, and
Harper Weekly, re-enforced practically by
tle wlvjle religious press. As Tar as the
monthly magaiines expressed themselves
they ai were for Low.
Alt tuee orgnns of public opinion, save
one. Wtfre against Tammany, and all bat
ttiree were ardently for the Citizen's Union
caudidate. What did iiallamouutto? Seth
Low we iMatea by a plurality of 80,000
Totes' This Is an interesting illustration of
a fact wlitch fhrewd ouservers have recog
nied for om? t1iiH. The American pree
in a gwral way, and in the largest sense,
h-is lost it power. If ever it was possessed,
to clia !!, the current of political thought
or purpose among the voting masses. Indeed,
It ib very evident tliat newspapers are
powpitew t make tlte eopIe vote as they
do not want to.
It ib lugbty desirable to kaow what may
be tTn leafcou for all tWs. We may iiot be
fKJ far wrong in hazarding a guess that
there is a popular imptessioa abroad to
the effect that the American newspaper
press has becom? renal, and largely is
oivnad or controlled in the Interests of
fvnd!0ats and monoitolies. Last year,
when the $16,000,000 Banna fund was
being fliitributed where it would do the
most barm, there was a decided opinion
that inoh journalistic opinion was based
upou twme of it.
The a'erage common sense of the ieoi4e
- of this country is notorious. Any public In
fluence once convicted of pandering to in
terests opposed to the masses, and hence
discredited by them, has lost Its advisory
jCffcr lor good and all. Perhaps it would
be no lisaggeratlon to state that reform of
the preas Is quite as desirable a thlui- as
'reform of the currency."
Into each life Bonis rain must fall;
some days be dark and dieary. But.thft
worst luck ot anything is to have it rain
on the day of the picnic, or when one
has set out In tooth-pick shoes and fine
raiment to call on one's bew girl, or
something like that. Joy was not made
to be damped.
These reflections are induced by the
fact that In the very midst of the le
jolclugs over the little heir- of Prince
ton, come. the blighting news that Queen
Victoria did not congratulate Mr. Cleve
laud bv cable, after all. It does seem
as If this Information might have bei-n
held back till Air. Cleveland's poitly and
heroic figure had hud time to fade once
more from the public view. Then the
wet blanket Would not have been quite so
large, or so dripping. But at a time when
the introductory walls of thelitth stranger
still mingle with the cheers of rimveton
and the chuckles of the happy papa, when
it was supposed that Queen Victoria's ap
probation was wanning and lighting the
jtcene, by telegraph, like a Guy Fawkes
and Fourth of July lwnflrc combined, we
are depuved of that light and that
warmth, and left in the cold outer daik
ness without an inkling whether Gleat
Britain approves of Mr.Clevelnndornot.
And what makes it all the more dis
heartening, and more melancholy , and
more utterly hopeless and jaundiced a sit
uation than would otherwise be the ca.se,
ie the factthut this is Mr.CIeeluudf.fare
well appearance In public. It is positively
the last occasion on which a telegram f 10m
him will receive big ddvertfing ou the
first page or the paper. Never again will
he be T resident; never again will he enter
upon a second term of office; never again
can lie be father of his first born son.
And the Queen Juib passed him by ir
elleurel. The wet blanket on the Prince
ton rejoicing is very big, and very woolly
and veiy wet.
Our Election Xown Service.
Reader of The Tune1), who also occa
sionally seethe other newspapers published
in "Washington, have not failed to notice
the superiority of our election news ser
.'ire on Tuesday and Wednej-day, as cnir
pared with journal belonging to the
ChicRgo A.M-riated Press. As is well
known in Wablilngton, Thc"Thiici doe;
business with the New York Sun on sucl
occasions, and the efficiency of lib newij
service ha- bed munv ignitl illustrations
during the pat few da- Some of them
were referred to in the Sun yesterday, as
The "World, the morning after election,
stated that BuMincll had probably car
ried Ohio. The Journal declared unquali
fiedly that Buj-hnell had been defeated by
2O.000 and that Hark Banna had alvi
gone duwn to defeat. The World gave
Parker, for justice of the court of appeal
in this State. 224,904 majority; a ridic
ulous fiirure: while noth It and the Journal
had it that the Democrats had teen -uc-ccHsful
In Iowa and that tiie Republicans
hud defeated Bryan in Nebraska. The
Herald, Tribune and Pres-N which being
members of the Associated Pre.s receive
the same reports as the World and Journal,
were equally guilty.
"What the Sun obbcrveh with regard to
the Associated Press papers in New York
equally was true of the two printed here.
Tiie Sun in New York and The Times in
"Wafchingtcn had the earliest, bet and the
only reliable news.
Tor the first time an English parlia
mcutary election has turned upon the
issue of bimetallism. In LaneaMiiie .it a
by-election, necessitated by the death of
the sitting inenitier, Mr. Alderman Duck
worth, liberal, lias been returned as a
bitr.etallift. against Mr. Mitchell, con
servative unionist, "who also proclaimed
bimetallist sentiments, but was not Ixs
Ileved to lhild them as strongly is his op
ponent. So It appears tliat 'Bryanhm" is
not dead in England any more than it is
The return of Pir Julian Paunccfofo, the
British ambassKdor to Washington, hardly
is announced before we hear -tliat he ib
charged with the mission of reopening
negotiations for a new arbitration treaty.
A few weeks ago in Administration cirucs
it was declared that our Government had
done nothing to revive the subject; but
thar was before the Ohio election. Now
it is said that Sii Julian conveyed to
London a inessige expressing Mr. JIcKln
lej'i1 desire to secure the contemplated ar
rangement. Of coure, this was well enough
known, though strenuously denied at the
They are not used to Republican elec
tion methods in the old country where
even the donation of a glass of beer will
cost a candidate his election. Mr. Stead,
the London editor, pays 'Thf Republican
campaign fund staggered us a good deal
more than the election of Van Wyck."
"Well, we think so. But what will
they think about the Republican campaign
funds in 1898 and 1900, which even now
are being organized from percentages of
the monopoly loot resulting f rom the Hanna
Mr. Piatt now lias the fight of h,s life to
keep control of the State Republican ma
chine in New York. But he hab been there
before, and this time lie lias the patronage
and money of the Administration and the
solid force of Tammany at his back. Those
things count for a good deal.
Tor name lime we have been advised
tliat loth Scnor Sagasta and Mr. McKinley
desire Cuban "autonomy." The Cuban
president Capote, and Gens. Cisiieros,
Gomez, Garcia and all the lest or the lead
ers of the republic are declaring that they
wlll not countenance it. "Will this Govern
ment, then, go on trying to force the .scheme
upon a brave people warring for iudepend
rnce? "We think not. Soon the Congress
will be in wssion and the American people
will fint a waj- to make their voice heard.
A Youthful Hero.
FrcepriTt, N. Y.. Xov. 5. lien Emeigli.
aged ten yeirs, sa.'ed the eastbound
Patohoguc express yesterday from derail
ment and wreck at Bellemoore. He saw
tliat the switch east ot the depot was open.
Hastily pulling a handkerchief from bib
pocket he waved it frantically at the engl
ueer of the oncoming flyer. The engi
neer stopped the train just in time. The
passengers, raised a handsome purse for the
A Tragedy at Youngstown.
Youngstown, Ohio, Nov. 8. Domlniok
S'emlng, roller at the Union Iron and Steel
Company, "was almost instantly killed
this rroiuinff. "While handling a piece of
white hot Iron it got away from him and
plunfeed clear through bis body-
JHBALTH IN THE DISTRICT.
Exlmustivfi Hcport on ttie Sanitary
Condition of the City.
Health Officer Woodward late yester
day afternoon submitted his annual re
port to the District Commissioners as to
the sanitary condition of the District. It
starts out by giving the population of the
District, 277,782, of which 32 per cent
are colored. Of the whites the propor
tion of males to females is 33 to 35, and
of the colored. 14 to lb.
The entire alley population of the District
is 18,978, of which 18,333 live within
the city proper. Of the population of the
entire District, theiefore, G.S3 per cent JIvo
in the alleys; of the white population, 1.13
per cent, and of the colored, lO.ORpercent.
There occurred during the year Just
ended 5,737 deaths, of which 3,210 were
of whites, and 2.521 of colored. The
Corresponding death rates were, therefore
-0.71 for the population as a whole; 17.04
(or the whites, and 28.59 foi the colored.
Upon comparing these figures with those
for preceding years, wo find Uiaionly once
during the past twenty-two years, the entire
period for which reliable figures are avail
able, has the general death rate fallen
lower than during the past year; having
been 20.57 for the fiscal year 1895. Al
together tiie most remarkablo feature of
the mortality tables is the unexpectedly
low deutli rate in the alleys. For all
alleys in the District or Columbia the death
rate is 20.34; or bomewhat lower than that
for r lie District as a whole.
Ihereis a great'decreass In the number of
typhoid fever and diarrhoea! diseases re
ported which is traced to the closing of a
number of surface wells, better sewerage
ariangements and a closer inspection of
milk during the last year-
The total number of births reported was
4,53, of which 2,701 wereof whites, and
l,f12 of colored.
The births reported as .illegitimate num
bered r73, of which 90 were white nm!477
colored. During tile preceding year the
number of Mich births reported was 017.
Attention is called to the great dlffl
cuUv ,," getting returns from marriage
certificates and it Is suggested that each
Certificate lie iRsued unon a nartictilar
Ule. In a table accompanying the rejwrt
It is shown that Washington stands ninth
in a list of fifteen large cities In the iiumlXT
of cases or diphtheria. "With 1 egard to the
spread of disease the report savs:
iiiu purine must 100K to the proper
dlsinlectioii of infected premises for its
immunity from contagious diseases quite as
much as to the proper isolation of the sick.
And as in nearly every Instance the families
in which such diseases occur neither have
nor are able to fcccuro trained assistance
to perform such dibinrection, it is nece
Nirj that means be provided at public ex
pense whereby this work may be done. An
appropriation for the maintenance of a
disinfecting sen Ice is, therefore, respect
Ot the samplesot water from public wells,
14.7 per cent, and of thow from private
wellb, 49.2 per cent, have been round im
pure. The chemical analyses of Potomac water
have not revealedthe present e in excessive
amount of any of thobe ingredients upon
whose presence the chemist depends In
order to determine Its "potability." The
fallacy of chemical tests alone, however,
ab criteria of the quality of water frran
a sanitary standpoint is now so generally
admltted that ttie above findings cannot
be allowed to negative the fact that In
tcbtlnui bacilli have been repeatedly found
in Potomac water.
And while no bacilli have been found,
at least bo far as the information of this
department extends, which could be ikjsi
ttvely Identified as thobe of typhoid fever,
or other specific dibcase, the finding of
bur-h organisms in any public water sup
ply is exceedingly rare, judgment being
Ubually based upon the presence of al
An investigation was made during the
year into the character of the collec
tions ordinarily sold in this Dihtrict. And
while in one instance sticks of candy were
found to be made up entirelv ot flour and
sugar of milk; and in another chocoluto
drops turned out to be flour, coated with
brown clav, with just enough sugar to
give it a sweetish taste; and in athlrd.gum
drops weie found to contain lamp black.
It may be said iugeneral that the materials
employed lu the manufacture of condv
offered for sale here, as far as may be
learned from the Investigations made, are
not such as would be considered Injurious
to health. Although, as tho chemist ex
presses It, it must be conceded that some ot
those mentioned above might well be
Attention is again invited to the condi
tion ot the fish wharf, at which all marine
products coining into the Dhtrict by water
are by law required to be landed. This
wharf Is the property ot tho District, and
is leased to the highest bidder, It is,
tlteieforc, or slioulu be, a source or
revenue. "Upon it are unloaded each year
millions of oysters, clams, crabs, and
fish of various kinds. A very large num
ber of them are condemned without leav
ing the wharf, and a very Considerable
portion of the remainder is shucked, or
cleaned, before removal. There is, there
fore, an enormous quantity of condemned
material and offal, winch must be disposed
or each dayduringthe fish season; material
which constitutes during decomposition,
one of the most offensive f-irmw of rcruse.
Tie? handling und cleaning of this fish,
etc., requires also the use ot a very con
siderable quantity of water, come, after
being fouled, finding its way into the
river, but much soaking into the surface
of 1 lie wharf, which is made up of earth
and wood. Ah- if to hasten the decomposi
tion which is going on, in the condemned
tish, offal, and Tilth-saturated eartn and
planks, th.j wharf is without shelter of any
bort, so that the sun's rays find ready ac
cess. The entire place is very naturally
a source ot complaint, especially during the
It is, therefore, respectfully recommended
that this fish wharf be equipped with
suitable conveniences for carrying on the
traffic which is by law limited to it.
There have been analyzed during the year
244 samples of milk, G of cream, i;t of
condensed milk, and 1 of 'evaporated
cream." Of the entire number of samples
of milk which have been analyzed 7.4 per
cunt had been watered, 10.25 per cent
had been skimmed, and 3 per cent had
been both watered and skimmed: 20.65 per
cent of the entire number had been tam
pered with. Of the samples collected by
this otnee irom raiironci stations ij. per
'jent were adulterated; while of those col
lected at random throughout the city 20
per cent had been tampered with; from
which It is annarent that much of the
sophisticated milk sold in the city is the
result or locai enterprise.
In the report of this department for
J. B. Lippincott Company
Have Just Published
A New Novel by
Author of "For His Sulie," etc
12MO. CLOTH, $1.25.
A New Novel by
Author of "Princess Sonia," etc.
12MO. CLOTH, $1.25.
A New Novel by
Dr. Chas. C. Abbott,
Author of "The Birds About Us etc.
12MO. CLOTH, $1.25.
A Story for Girls by
Amy E. Bianchard,
Author of "Girls Together," etc.
ILLXTSTHATED. l2mo. CLOTH, $1 25
A Story for Girls by
Author of "PhllHrma," etc.
ILLUSTRATED. 12ruo. CLOTH, $1.23
For Sale by all Booksellers, or will be
sent, post-paid, by the Publishers upon
receipt of price.
715 and 717 Market St., Pbfladslplih.
Choice of Men's $1.75, $2 and $250
Derbys and Fedoras Today at
I Ttie Big
enlists the best from every market to supply your needs captures the advantages as they fall fron the makers'
hands, and hurries them to the front for your immediate benefit. They are' bargains hewn out of the solid rock of
gj quality by keen enterprise. They are the trophies of a leadership earned and sustained
m the principles of right vouched for by our unsullied reputation. Upon our shoulders
m your greatest satisfaction.
!5j Actions speak louder than words. Washington mothers have rendered their
0P? verdict long" ago. It is written in the unimpeachable terms of the preference they
give us in providing: for their boys. They know what is here is right. They know
ijj that what is right is here. They know that with the leaders of the procession they
win not get the dust ot aouottui values.
They are small lots, but among
They are Iteefer and Double-breasted
and Cassimeres, all wool, and all well
the others are plain. There never has
A nn for All-wool Fast-color Blue
Y tt-vu Cheviot Short Pant Suits
that cannot be houirht todav to wl! for
lei than 50. They have double-breasted
juckets,and the pants arc made with
double seats and double knees. We're
proud of our ability to orrer them to
you for $1.00. Today only.
Zf2 rr for $5.00-value Brown Cheviot
'J'W Short Pants Suits, in broken
plaid pattern. These have double
breasted Jackets and double seats and
knees in the pants. Pit ages 7 to
10. Another one-day special.
& Novelties at an Off Price.
3 CO Zf for 53.50-vaIuc Brownie Suits,
5C. .JU made ot all-wool Dove Blue
5fg Cheviot, trimmed with black braid
and embroidered on shield with red
silk, l-lt ages a to .e jears.
C3 7C for S5.00 value Light Brown
ipJ- D i'laid Cheviot Brownie Suits,
warranted ' all wool, trimmed with
wide 'uiHltaTv braid and tracer. Sizes
3 to'H ?
fK C7 H for,' regular $5 value Novelty
rx J-JU Brown Cheviot Sailor riuitn.
v&i with jjlain brown- shield. emlroIdered
& Ju red; big sailor collar, trimmed with
sj braid. Sizes a to 10-
These 'are all one-day possibili-
&v Big Boys' Overcoats
C3 7C ror a toe or Jioys' regular o
0. ) value Blue and BlacK Kerrey
Overcoats, lined with Italian cloth and
cut the"-proper length. There's the
wa rmtnand wear In thesi coats to make
them 'barteabiB at Saturday's nrice
53.75 Sizes 14 to 19.
C7 -rj Tor Boys' regular $10 Blue and
??-Ju Black Kersey Overcoatb. lined
with fancy cassimere, loppeducnns the
shoulders with silk. IlaudSome Coats
tliat show their value. 14 to 19
$' Boys' and
We've saved you half the- hat money.
Lot ot Boys' All-wool Golf Caps, in
assorted colors; good patterns, cor
rect shape. Worth r0c. Sat- O-l p
Lot of Boys' and Girls' Tale Hats,
in blue and red. trimmed with blue
and white. Worth 50c. Sat- qQf
urday J .A
21 dozen Boys' Black, Brown and
PearlFedorallath; latestshape. a on
Worth $1.50. Saturday pi.UU
l894-'95 attention was briefly invited
to llienecesslty forlmpiovingthevast tract
of marsh located in the Eastern Branch, or
Anucoblla River, and in the presfiit report
reference has already been made to the
high death rate in the eastern section of
the District when compared with the death
rate for the central portion t.f the District,
in which conditions or life are similar,
which, it may fairly be assumed, is due to
tho presence of this marsh.
The District appropriation act, approved!
March 2, 1889, providedfor theappotntmeut
by therresidentoftheUuitedStatesof three
competent banitary engineers to examine
and report upon the syhtem of sewerage
existing In the District of Columbia, to
gether with Mich suggestions aud recommen
dations as might to them seem necessary
and desirable tor the modification and ex
tension of the same. The report of the
committee appointed under this act was
published during Hie following year, 1890.
The disposal or the city's sewage by the
bVatcm of drainage in operation at the time
or the investigations of this committee,
which is practically that now in uie.wnb
found detective. At fourteen points along
I tie Potomac and at eight on the Eastern
Branch Sewers of various sizes discharged
And because or the relation existing be
tween the tides and the current this dis
charge was frequently rot carried clt, but
along the Hhores. on the bottom and on
the Hats, there it formed a breeding place
oscillated along the rier front, ecttling
for various forms of micro-organi'-ms, and
graduallv uuderwent decomposition with
the uhual accompaniment!! in the way of
deleterious and foul gases. This condition
was much worse in theEasteru Branch than
on the Potomac, because of the relatively
small volume or the stream and the pres
ence or so much sliallow water and swamp.
In addition to this improper disposal of
sewage after its discharge certain points
of the sewer system within the city itself
were found to bo tourcea of nuisance, it.,
the B Street Outlet Canal, the James Creek
Canal, and thclower portion of Rock Creek.
In the presence of such conditions tho
board of sanitary engineers found it neces
barv to devise a plan whereby all sewage
of the city would be disposed of in such
a manner as to prevent its deposit within
the immediato vicinity of the city, and
by which the open bewers above re
ferred to would be closed and other ex
isting defects ot more or less importance
corrected. To this end it recommended the
establishment of pumping stations and
the discharge of the entire output into the
Potomac River at a point aome distance
below Glesboro, with numerous rhunges in
the present sewer system. Practically tins
plan has been adopted by Congress, and
appropriations have been made for the
conbtructlon of portions of the propobed
But by this piecemeal method of con
struction it is to be feared that tho popu
lation will outgrow the plans before the
work Is completed; so that tho present
generation, after paying the cost, will
not have tho use or benefit of the sewers,
aud the next generation will have to de
vise and pay for a sewage disposal
scheme of its own. In view of the fact,
therefore, that more than fifteen years
have already elapsed since the need of
Improving the sewer system of this Dis
trict was first realized, and so little
progress has been made toward the com
pletion of the work, which has been out
lined for that purpose, steps f'wmld be
taken to hasten that end.
. . The World to Washington
Values in Boys'
Suits for $1.89.
them is every size from -1 to li years.
styles, in the nattiest of rancv Cheviots
made. Tin- .Reefers are braid trimmed;
been such a price quoted for uuch values
M fi for regular $2.o0 value Blue
pi.JU Chinchilla ReererB, with both
sailor and ulster collars; trimmed with
braid and lined witn fancy cassimere.
Kliies 4. to 10.
CO O for regular $4 value Reefers in
Tp'jyJ Blue Chinchilla, lined with
Italian cloth and bound with wide
military braid. Fit ages -i. to 10
a 7s for regular $5 value Two-toned
iPD' D Montaguac Reerers. in red and
greea effects; they are fancily braided
on aailor collar and cuffs and have
novelty buttons. U to 18 years.
Young Men's Suits.'
CJ. fn for Double Brcastetl Cheviot
rr.UU Long Pants Suits, cut to fit,
and a qualitythat cannot bebought for
less than $5 anywhere else in America.
They are wool and they are a bargain
at $4. Sizes lito 19.
CA fn for regular $8 valueSIngle and
&U.KAJ Double Breasted Long Pants
Suits, in a neat pattrm casMmere of
new effect. Vrealize the price isn't
much, but you mustn't judge by the
price see the value it's hi them to
give satisfaction. 11 to 19 years.
Boys' Short Pants.
--x,-. for the choice cf 300 pairs of
JUL. regular 75c value Black and
Blue Cheviot and Fancy Cheviot Knee
rants, warranted all wool and best
making. Guc is a wholesale price in
the present condition of ttie market.
School and dress colors and patterns.
All bizes, 3 to 15.
Boys' Long Pants.
for Boys' Long Pants, worth
'. a pair, xney are stout
cassimeres, in good, serviceame color.
14 to 19 years.
CO O for regular S3 value Boys' Long
$... j rants, madeof good quality of
tweed, to fit, and in pleasing pattern.
14 to 19 years.
All that is needed to make sure of
to try to match them.
A case ot Bibbed and Fleeced Bal
brlggan Shirts and Drawers; made with
French neck and satin facing; pearl
buttonsandsuspender tapes. The usual
Cue. quality and once in a great while
somebody makesaspurtwith It
Here s iucki saiur-
A case of Bibbed Balbrlggan Shirts
and Drawers, made with French neck,
re-enforced seats, pearl buttons and sus
pender tapes. Actual value, Oq
$1.23. For Saturday OVC.
AKJIY AND XAW ORDEHS.
Army and Navy orders were Issued yes
terday as follows:
The following decision has been made,
and is published to t he Army for the in
formation r,f all concerned:
".Manual of Physical Drill The use of
the 'ilanual of Physical Drill' prepared
by First Lieut. Edmund L. Butts, Twenty
first Infantry, topics of whicn have been
puichubCd and ibbucd to the Army, is au
thorized bytheSecretaryof War In physical
training in the Army." i
Capt. William crozier, ordnance depart
ment, will proceed to Sandy Hook proving
ground, Sandy Hook, K. J , on official
business pertaining to the test of the
12-inch disappearing gun curriage, model
Leave of absence for two months and
ten days, from November 11, 1897, with
permission to go beyond sea, is granted
Capt. Graham D. Fitch, Corps of Engineers.
Capt. Frank E. Hobbs, ordnance depart
ment, will make not to exceed two visits
to the works ot the Bethlehem Iron Com
pany, South Bethlehem, Pa., on official
bubiuebs pertaining to the manufacture of
forgings for a 3-mch breech-loudlng rifle.
Leave of absence for fifteen days, to take
effect November 11 ,1897, is granted Capt.
John Baxter, Jr., assistant quartermaster.
Leave ot absence for Tour months is
granted Capt, Frederick 3d. II. Kendnck,
Leave of absence for one month and
fifteen days is granted First Lieut. Charles
Crawford, Twenty-first Inrantry.
The leave of absence granted First Lieut,
diaries W. Fenton, Fifth Cavalry, in
Special Orders, No. 1 17, October 19,1897,
Department of Texas, is extended two
The extension of leave of absence grant
ed First Lieut. Richmond P. Davis, Sec
ond Artillery, in Special Orders, No. 243,
October 1G, 1897, is further extended
Leave of absence for two months, to
take effect when his services can be
spared, is granted Capt. Robert S. Wood
son, assistant surgeon.
TONIGnT AT 8.
Orchestra, 75c: Balcony, 50c; Family
Circle, 2 Be
Wiss Effie Shannon
in A COAT OF MANY COLORS.
NEXT WEEK Seats on sale.
"THE GIRL FROM PARIS."
NATIONAL BASEBALL PARK,
Saturday, "Soy. 6, 4 p. m.
MARYLAND ATHLETIC CLUB
COLUMBIA ATHLETIC CLUB
1 Admission to all stands, 50 cents.
Last Day & "Men's $5.50
Its a choice of three different patterns in Single Breasted Sack Suits. You'll
find fheni fully the equal to the S7.50 grade in other stores.
5?r Sfi is a lower price than you hear us quote, except when a chance oppor
jr'J.JW tunity as this was renders it possible to offer $7.50 values under
price. $7.50 is our lowest. While we carry the finest in clothing tbatVi made
we never forget to provide the best that's reliable Tor those who want to pay
as little as need be.
Today is a chance for you to pay less than ever before. .
Two Special Lots of Men's Pants.
103 pairs of Gray Hair-lino Stripe
CasMmere Punts; good honest value;
perfect fitting, and worth
l ,.v.iiu s,v ivi
r w" i
Leaders' Leaders in Ladies3
Suits, Wraps, Etc.
Thera-niust lje a reason for everything. This department couldn't be the
favorite with the ladies that it is if it was not that our efforts gave them
greater opportunities than they enjoy at anybody else's facilities. It is in conse
quence of that that we are able to make these offerings for today.
C-irv nnror choice of 25 more of these Ladles' Man-tailor-made Homespun
i v.uuscotch Cheviot Suits, in Green, Brown, Navy Blue and Black. The Coats
are satin-lined all through, and the Skirts are out on one of those patterns or
ours that have become 60 popular, percaline lined and velvet bound. "We un
reservedly guarantee this Suit to be the best value in America, and you can
have your money back the next hour after purchase it you don't find it so.
ji.n sizes, o to u. i
CJ- OH for choice of 50 of the nobbiest Man-tailored Top Coats, in Black and Seal dikl
pj.UU Brown Homespun, fly-front and shield front, with raised and strap gS
seams, flaps on pockets. Twice the money can't approach thi3 value. All JM
sizes, 3- to 46. jSTj
CA HO. for choice of 25 Plush Capes, the eriual in style and quality to any $15 S7l
tfO.UU piush cape you can find; they are lined throughout with silk, have cor- JSJ
rect cut; full sweep and right length. Saturday only at $6. SJj
qq for$1.79BlackBrocadedSkirts, lined with percaline and bound with velvet; 5i
7 A" madeforuBonaspecialpattern, and the choice is of many good designs. S!
All lengths. We claim them conerv alively to be wyrth S1.7y out, in tact, 3
thev are the equal of the 2 ikirts being shown all over town. Saturday only aJ
at '99c. jjyg
OQ for$1.50WoolTricot"Waists,m ade with blouse effect", in Xavy Blue. Bed, iS
VOL. Green, Brown, GrayandBIack; detachable linen and wool collars, suita- jJ
hie for house, bicycle ana golfing wear. Saturday only, at 93c All sizes, 32 to SFl
87 for $1.30 Flannelette Wrappers; 25 dozen of tliem made up for us direct! v. 2$
- Choice of dark colorings. We would like to have you examine- the quahtv Xt
Today only. Sizes 32 to 46.
M OQ fr SS Brownaud StoneMartei and Electric Seal Scarfs, In the very latest
ri.VO hhapet, ana we challenge any comparison to them under $3. we offer
you the choice of 75 for tcday atc4.9S. .
?- -;" for $5 Miv-e5' and Children's Reerers, in fcizes 4 to 14. Take your
PO- J choice ot the variety of weaves, made up in special styles to our order.
It is a special offering, holely to attract your notice to our provldhigs for the
girls. better are marked $5 all around us. Per today these 80 will be
sold at $3.75.
your appreciation of these values is for you
Fancy Percale Bosom Shirts, each
with pair or separate cuna; iiuutciua
, Puff, Imperial ,
rfs, new designs
are uornan stripes ana a
Really a dollar value
for Saturday .....
1 :ii dnzpn ii0e Teck.
nnrl Fniir-Hi-Hnnd Scarfs
in autumn colorings big variety and
bigger value. 1'our choice 9Qr
100 dozenMen's Linen Handkerchiefs,
with colored borders rull size and full
23c value. As a flyer, .i .
I "($&' iSewwi
F. B. & O. S. Metzerott, Managers.
Nixon & Zimmerman. Directors.
EVENINGS AT 8.
MATINEE, SAT. AT 2.
THE GREAT ACTOR-MUSICIAN,
Augusta Van Blene
In the Great Success,
A Musician's Romance.
THAT LAUGHING HIT,
J. J. McNally's Latest,
RICH AND HARRIS'
THERE MAT BE OTHERS,
BUT THEY'RE NOT IN TOWN,
SEATS GOING RAPIDLY.
Lafayette Sq.Opera House
Beginning Monday, Nov. 8.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
E. E. Rice's Latest London Novelty,
to Fascinate Washington.
iier uriinant rruunpns or
TWO SEASONS IN LONDON.
300 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK.
ol! NIGHTS IN PHILA DELPHIA.
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
National Rifles Armory,
G Street, Between 9th and 10th N. W.
November 9 to 19, Inclusive.
And Managers of
METHODIST HOME FOR THE AGED
Season Tickets (10 Admissions).. 50 cents.
Single Admission 10 cents.
Mats. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
IEW TORE STIES
Steve Bro&ie Company.
Next Week HOPKINS' TRANS-OCEAN-108.
by a steadfast adherence to
rests the responsibility for
75 pairs Men's Cassimere Pants, In
neat pencil stripes, cut fashionable
shape, on patterns we are sure will fit.
ttuon rants made to order cost cc zr
r.. Tnil.w M.jU
vj ! 3 vJ C .
- A A - - J
Another offering of the Saks "Little
Trooper" solid leather Boys' Shoes
equal to any 51.75 qunlity in town.
All boys sizes. Satur- e.t nr
Lot of Children's Legging, In Xavy
Blue and Tan Cloth and Corduroy and 1$
Tan aud Chocolate Brown Leatber. -
Two grades both special value. vQ
$1.25 and $1.48 m
EW NATIONAL THEATER.
I Annual Engagement of the Famous
Matinee at 2,
Tonight at 3,
Next Week-Mr. JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
Scats now on sale at Box Office.
MAT. TODAY, 25 AND 50c.
Next "Week -The Lest melodrama of the
The City of
GRAND OFERA HOUSE,
KERNAN & RIFE, Managers.
MATINEES Wednesday aact Saturday.
WEEK COMMKXCING XuVEMSERl.
a. new uuu uumesuc xiramav
In T"niir i Mc. PnHHnrf .
"SHALL WE FORGIYE HER?'1
And An Excellent Company.
, Sale of Seats Now Going On.
Nov. 8. Francis Wilson la "HALF A
XTRA New National.
Beginning Next Monday,
S33 f Fa!P,9,a 13
B 1 c a ft 3 4tf If ''5a
Mon., Tues., "Wed., Sat. and Mat. Sat.
RIP VAN WINKLE.
Thurs. I "CRICKET ON THE HEARTH.'
Fri. t "LEND ME FIVE SHILLINGS.
Reserved Seat Sale Now Progressing.
Bijou Theater asf-
High-class IFurully Vuuilerllle.
CHAS. T. ELLIS CO.
TEN OTHEH BIG ACTS.
People's Prices, 10c, UOc-., SOc.j
3Iat., 10c, 20o.
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