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THE TIM ES,, WASHINGTON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1897.
(mohxixg, xriaajfo and sukday,)
The Washington Times Company.
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SATCltDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1897
Are "We American?
"When Congress nioets it will tie brought
ace to face with matters which in
volve the Americanism of our Govern
ment witl considerations pcrtluent to our
national dignityand our naineand fame a
ii powpr oumtniitHl to the cause of Human
liberty in the "Western Hemisphere.
It in wh more than a little degree ot
mortification that we liave to predict
that Uu onurJe of our Government is not
adjustable to American sentiment. Presl
dent AleKInlej. wlio-e personal feelings
are 'known to be farorable to the cause of
freedom in Cuba, Is notoriously overridden
by the interests of persons and corporations
who would rather sec the wliole people of
Ouiia btarvfd or otherwise slaughtered
than toler.te or assist anything bus a
Spulti rt'Siibjiigatiouof the island.
It need not J Mud that the President
has one of the greatest opportunities be
fore bi tfiat c American Executive ever
enjoyed! By merely reTognUing the bel
ligerency of lie Cuban repubhr he amid
acoretc to himself the whole force and
fervor of American public love. If "he
bad th. oourage and nerve to break looje
from the pMr'.lbau cliaias that bind him, he
woW do It. because personally "William Mo
JCInlo' i s good American and a good
man. if l'e were nottfd with strings
Bat tlic great trouble (and it amounts to
a mountain in the path, of the President) la
this- Anytmag like ttte recognition of
Gubftu feelllgerency. oi anything like tho
intervention which Jiumanity and decency
lunpobc jp'!i us, might tend to throw the
country ;ipon a bimetallic basis.
Senators and Members, of Congress wh
come to Washington, wim aty id-a that
thoT znay tie ubie to f on.e the hand of :he
Administration, that they may be power
ful f Hough to extract from the agency of
trust R"d monopolies .in American ex
proafiion rnchronous with and illustrative
of American sentiment, would better stay
Ther should know before tliey come here
that tk; olei-urpose of the Admlnibtmtion
dating tne coming session of Congress is
tn iix Uwgold standard permanently and
irrevocably upon the country.
OubH iooj be devflfelated and iu Inhabi
tant destroyed, all semljlance of domi
nant American influence in the Western
Hemisphere may be allowed to lapse, but
DoUting iust endanger the Hanna policy
of goW monometallism
It Is a 2'ttc scheme of Americanism, that
the Senators andRepresentatives will have
t face, wn-n they meet next month.
"Wellington and Bonaparte.
Therea-e two reasons why the Hon. Lloyd
"Lvwmdce will not, probably, succeed Mr.
Gorman in the Senate. In the first place
Wellington is for him; in the second ie
oemes t mm the western end ot the State.
The old Maryland law dividing the
Senators between th eastern and western
counties lias been repealed, but it is
ditrioult to entirely eliminate a custom
Bi veaeraUe, and there is little reason to
doubt thac the Baotern Shore will claim
and receive the prize now at stake.
Perhaps tlu Republicans; willHect Post
master General Gary; if Uiey do not the
office is likely to go to Baltimore, and
(all Into the hands of Mr. Charles .1- Bona
parte, by Jong odds the best fitted person
to receive it.
Then would the whirligig or time bring
In one of Its revenges A Bonaparte, trl
urr.pliant, enterlnga Seiuitealreadyinhab
lted by a ex ushed and demoralized Welling
ton. Tiie Cr.rreney Outlook.
If the people oi the members of the
national legislatuio were to be polled
today. It would appear very visibly tha
the Administration scheme to turn all
the oRtstandtng currency into gold bonds,
and to glv- over the money of the peop::
to the national banks, must fail absolutely.
Nobody better knows that than the Gage
influence, which is working for the de
.tructlrn of the money or Uio people. The
Republican party has tbiown aside its
mask. While hypocritically pretending
to work for international bimetallism n
Eurr;, it wassecietly assuring the Brit
ish gjvernment that the whole thing wa
apolitical fiaud.andin this way itsecuied
the defeat of the project for the present.
All t,e time, while the Wolcott commis
sion has been tolling across the Atlantic,
the A'iini'ilsirarlon has been openly and
Vlthoufc the slightest attempt at expla-
nation, "working through Its finance min
Ibter to creal public sentiment In America
against bimetallism in every form. Tlieio
arc natives of this country who have read
of Mr recksuifr. We commend the fact
to Mr. McKinley.
Secretary Gage -would retire the green
backs and all the other national cur
rency, aitd tmusmulc the amount Into gold
bonds, in other -words, Instead oL the
loose currency if nationalGliarncter, which
we now liav, and winch speculators can
uot contract at will, he would issue about
a billion in gold bonds.
Nov , let us adpilt that the success of such
u conspiracy against the American people
is possible. But it only is possible upon
the theory that the persons and interests
involved are rich enough to spend a great
many millions ol dollars in becuring legis
lation if they -were to effect that, which
we do iot like to admit, then there would
be eventualities even more unpleasant. lu
fact, a 'I'lcpfj-sful conspiracy like that
might lead to revolution. The people have
patiently Sustained a great many oppres
sions and outrages, but it is difficult to
think that thej are not the same people
who rented tr.e fa tamp act, who dumped
the tea into Bonon Harbor, or who ranged
themselves bv the Mile of George Wabhlag.
ton, at Cambridge.
Fruit in the Bin.
People there are win dare to thiuk.tlut
the approaching winter iii Washington is
not one to be of 'McKinlej" prosperity."
We are surprisetl! The great Gilsouite de
poms of the Uncompahgre rascrvacion In
Utah, with 2.5,000,000 tons or stuff wortu
$40 a. ten. will be opened to sale, if the big
syndicate interested can arrange it.
Thre arc other things which are likely
to appear as producers. The Dritisharblira
tion treaty will cost a great deal of money,
mounting ur- into the millions, if it should
be passed; and our dry goods merchants,
boot aid shoe dealers and the caterers to
lei's legitimate comforts will profit. Then
there will be a king's ran&om spent to
prevent the annexation of Hawaii to the
Union. If the project of the Nicaraugua
Canal should come up, there will lie pru
litahle retainers for ''attorneys," and the
Culian question always has kept a great
many eminent public men In spending
Oh, y es: the coming session ought to bless
Washington, with a short but sweet season
ot Mckinley prosperity. We desire to make
theiemark, however, that' ihelx)js"8hould
net ally w hair a dozen ''Icaderi." to acquire
all the usufruct!
We do not know what Mr. Croker may
think of the proposition that Speaker Reel
should Immigrate to New York; but we
easily can Imagine -nhy Thomas C. rialt
should g oui and die, and the firm of
Tracy, Boardtr.an & Piatt disolva We
have b-en inimical to Piatt as a Repub
lican boss, but this it, something that would
draw the tear of pity to the eye of a
Tt would he just as well for Greece to
pay a few dollaison that Indemnity. The
Turkish ambassador at Berlin has bon
t impelled to beg dry bieadfrom his friends
This seems to be a reflection either on the
charity of the Kaiser, or on the extrava
gance of the several Mrs. Abdul Humid in
ConstaniUiop'c Our friend, the Comn.nn
der ot 'Am ralthtul, ought to limit his
millinery bill and feed his ambassadors
Minister Woodford has exprosbed Hie
gratitude of this Government to Spain
for the pardon ot the Competitor
prisoners. As this amounts to an
apology for cur rouret that ever they
were Ille rally seized on the high seas and
kept In dungeons for eighteen months, the
American peopl" will take due notice and be
grateful. All the s?mc we are not likely
to forgot that it these unfortunates hal
Leen British 'ubjects, they would have been
released by a squndronmsideot two weeks.
It Is InorcaPingly apparent to readers of
Harp'.-r's Weekly that Mr. Poultney Bigilow
has fallen Jut with the German Emperor,
and we begin to fear for that interesting
monarch. Mr Blgclow is a ratient min,
but if pressed too hard he will have tho
Kaiser up for lose majest.
POLICE AFTEH TIIIS GANG.
SwJudlr AVlio Have Been Operntlnir
Successfully on Mercbnnls.
Albany, N. Y , Nov. 10. It is believed
by the police of New York, Boston, aud
Philadelphia that Albany has been the
rendezvous of a notorious gang of crooks
which has hern swindling merchants in
those cities The gang here, which re
ceived goods by tho carload, and tran
shipped them to vanoub cilie, is throe In
number, but ttere is no doubt that they
had agents or confederates in their employ
New York and Philadelphia merchanto
have mostly been preyed upon, and have
been swindled out of thousands of dollura.
The first thing the swiudlers do is to
obtain credit -with the largect merchants
and manufacturers. Goods are shipped on
credit or one or two months, transhipped
and spM. Possibly a part payment is
made, but it; that event it is only to obtain
a still laigc: consignment of poods. Mean
while tne goods have reached the hands
of cheir confederal es in Fome far-distant
city, and are easily disposed ot at low
The confederate skips to another city, and
awaits there tho arrival of anotner car
load of goods The New York police hae
been working Tor a week trying to inn
down the slick swindlers, but they have
skipped out, and no trace ot them can be
FOH TTIK NICARAGUA CANAL.
Three Men Iltadj' to Start, the Covu
iri5.loiier' to Poliow.
New York Nov-19 Three employes of
the Nicaragua Canal commission will leave,
with a large quantity ot prousions, on the
steamer Adirondack tomorrow for Port
Limon. They start in advance of the
others so as to have things ready when
the committee arrives.
The commission, which was appi luted
by President McKinley last" summer, con
sists of Admiral Walker, representing the
Navy; Col. Peter Ilains, the Army, aud
Prof. L. M. llaupt, a civilian. They are
to survey a route Tor the Nicaragua Canal.
Rear Admiral Walker said today that Mie
commission would leave tome tin e vet
''We shall go on the gunboat Newport,
which is now at the navy yard," he said.
"How long we will be engaged at the
work Is something I cannot tell. The
survey will be made from the eubtern
coast to the western."
"Queex-" bilver Certificates.
A new counteitelt silver $10 certificate
has been discoveied by the Treasury D
partmenti", also n counterfeit national note
J ot tho First National Bank, ot Joplln, Mo.
8aks' $1.00 Hollow-ground Razors
1 Bending every energy
'0 will yield the greatest satisfaction and the greatest profits
P The Most Extraordinary
m Offering ot Ladies' Wraps,
HI Skirts, Suits, etc.
M Since we opened the Departnieut.
Ladies, Coats, Capes and Jackets.
CO Man-tailored Top Conts, In Brown,
Black and Navy Blue Cheviots, and
Boucles; shield and riy front, mised
seams, flaps on pockets. Perfect fit
ting. The best $8 Jacket in town
can't compare with these. Tor qq
75 Mau-tallorcd Irish Frieze and Tan,
Black aud Navy Blue Kerseys and
Astrakhan Cloth Top Coats. Satla
lined all through; welt seams, shield
and fly front. All sizes. 32 to -18. To
duplicate them would cost $15. See
what a privilege you will get &a r
25 Black Astrakhan Jackets, made
Willi shield front, lined all through
body and sleeves with black satin.
The best Jacket everboldfortlie money.
If you bought it at $18 you'd begetting
46. Today i
A lot of 78 Plush Capes, cut the cor
rect length, with extra mil sweep.Uued
all through with satin or fine quality,
and handsomely jet embroidered.
Others "boom" them as glo and $12
values we offer you the o, c
choice today at
3 Lots of Ladies' Suits
S 98 in three lots. Man- tailor made
K by our bebt men tailors. FIv-front,
Ugnt-fatiug and blouse effects In
23 two-toned and navy blue, brown,
35 green and royal blue Scotch cheilots.
jg Tho coats are lined through with heavy
kg silk or satin, skirts mouels in shape,
S percaline lined and elvet Iwuud. The
jS t-aving in price Is due to a fortunate
rt purchase or the cloths the making up
is as elaborate as can bo. Faithful In
? every detail.
$15 value for
$18 value for
$20 value for
We positively guarantee a perfect
fit or money refunded.
g Dressing Sacques,
ovv; Auoiner lot oi mosc eo nvu, xiiue,
Sfia Gray ana Pink Eiderdown iDressIng
S SacqueH. They are generous in propor--A2
Hon. fitting, and neatly finish- cr
3$ ed. All sizes. Saturday. Djt-
ag Separate Skirts.
G5 Black and Navy Blue Cheviot,
Scotcli Plaid Mixtures and Tweed Hr
fects, made up in our perfect hnngiug
Skirts; lined with percalluo and bound
with velvet: all sizes; better than the
Si and S6 Skirts to be found anvwliern
eisc in me cicy. a. wonu-oeat-lng
If Fur Scarfs.
25 Brown Marten, Electric Seal and
Stone Marton Scarfs of thp new pat
terns; elegantly made. Worth jr
'M Wool Waists.
cv Choice of Black, Brown, Gray, Bed
aim imivv mil- uiaoK wa.it.ts; in tester-
P&ja fects: perfect-fitilng; all Mzes Regular
a5 $1.23 nunlity everywhere else. nQ-.
fvS Here today as a special.... VOL.
'& hisses' Reefers.
!&S 78 of those S5 Scotch Mixed Reefers
$ for Misses, 4 to 14 years. New styles;
0 exceptional qualities; choice patterns.
fi All we ask Is a look at them. e- -7C
'J Today &D.D
SB 2 Lots Flannellette
Another special drive for Saturday
58 dozen choice effects in Flannelette
Wrappers", made with rull skirt and
shapely waists. Either lot gives you a
$1.25 value for
$1.75 value for
Beats the best buying you've ever
Sergeant at-Arms Bright, of the Senate.
is making one improvement in the Senate
chamber that will be appreciated by every
member of that body.andcipeclally by Mr
Platt.ofNew York. For the past two year
the glass doors leadlug from the chamber
into thn corridors and from the galleries
into thn upper halls have been composed
ot ground glass, through which it was impossible-
to see. The idea which suggested
this thit.g as to make it impossible for
spectators to ppep through the dours. While
it had its advantages, it also had some
very disagreeable disadvantages.
During the last session Senator Piatt, of
New Turk, started to leave tho chamber
to enter the marble room to see a constituent-
As he approached the door from the
Inside or the chamber an employe pushed
it open fioin the outside. Neither man
saw the othei. The result was that Mr
Piatt, who was moving rapidly, received
the full force of the blow on his head and
suffered a scalp wound that for several
days was quite painful- This ctlled em
phatic attention to the dangerous charac
ler of the dorb.
Shortly before the adjournment of Con
gress, during one of the night sessiors, a
page's foot slipped and he fell against one
of the doors, cracking theheavy plate glass
Then it was decided to make the ehinge,
and' during tbe Mimmer the ground glass
has I. eon dono away with. In its place each
door Is provided with a glass panel of flue
t croll work. so arranged thatnothlng within
the chamber can be distinctly seen, but
wulcli permltb the free flow of light and
enable one to plainly see any formthat
may be approaching the door. There will
be no more collisions so long as Senators
look toward the door when seeking to pass
through it. -r
The currency question has developed into
a political shell game. As the members
of Congress come into the city it becomes
a case of now you see it, and now you
don't. The currency question is the thing
that keeps bobbing in and out ot sight.
Senator Proctor ot Vermont is the latest
arrival who professes to believe that some
thing may be accomplished in the shape
ot currency legislation. 2Ir, Proctor is
sonum hat contradictory, and says that
while the step taken may not be a great
one. It will still be satisfactory to thoo
who believe the situation demands radical
actiou. Just what will be done he does
not know, but the Senator expresses his
belief thut the Republican party will ba
Saks' Kb. i rffgby Football. Worth,
SI .00. or-
Organization is a
seeking 2ver advantage bridging every opportunity employing every facility that t
Your Last Chance.
Tonight will end the $12.50 Suit and Overcoat sale. It's the last
chance you'll have to select from these superior qualities at any such price. It
was necessary to-make this offering to relieve the pressure in our workrooms but
what we've lost in money we have gained in added rjrestige for the BEST CLOTH
IERS IN AMERICA.
The Suits are Single and
The Ovei coats are in' all
the fashionable lengths
Don't delay 1 You'll regret it
$1.3? Hat Sale -
Choice of Derbys and Fedoras that we were fortunate
enough to secure at a reduction in the price Black, Brown
and Pearl fine fur "first qualities" silk trimmed.
These Hats were made to retail at 2.00, 2.50 and
3.00. We've fifty dozen for Saturday at ..... .
You don't need any assurance that what is offered over our signature is
strictly reliable in qufdityv regardlesuof how low the prices are. Price la a
childof opportunity (iuallty isa fixture.
75 Blue. Chinchilla Reefers, with satin collar, braid
trimmed, fancy cassimsre lining, gilt buttons. Fit ages 4 to 8
years. Worth'$1.7S. Saturday only
Lot of Blue Chinohtlla Reefers, lined and pocket flaps faced with fancy cas
slmcre; trimmed with wide anil narrow braid: gilt buttons. Sizes i to 10
years. Actually wortn ?a.uo nougnt at
Lot ot Blue Alstraehan Reefers, with sailor collar, trimmed with mllitarybraldon
collar amlcuffs: lined with Italian cloth. Sizes 3 to 8 years. Worth $2.50. co 7c
Saturday only. -
Lot of Blue Close-nap Chinchilla Reetsrs, strictly all wool and rait color, lined
with Italian cloth and faced with chinchilla. No better reefer everorfered C? rrj
for $5.00. Saturdayonly. ipJOU
50 All-wool Fast Blue Kersey Covert
with Italian cloth, velvet collar, wide
btitched edges. Never were nladc to
. Lot of Frieze HKtprs, "ut lenff. withbig ulster collars, ulster pocket's, and lined
with cashmere, to make 'em warmer. Sizes 6 to 14 years. Worth $1.75. 0-3 rr
Lot of Oxford Mixed Cheviot Overcoats, heavy weight, jut medium length,
nneu witn durable serge, velvet couar.
Special lot of 500 Fancy Cassimere and Cheviot Short Pants Suits guaran
teed all wool plaids, mixtures and checks, of this season's patterns; made up in
Reefer and regular Single and Doubk-breasted styles. Suits that should sell at 2.50,
3.00 and 4.00.
Lot ot Gray Ghcvlot Brownie Suits one ot the cutest novelties of the season:
braid-trimmed sailor collar; silk embroidered emblem on vest. Jcic ages 3 to 8
years. Cheap at $3.50. r-
i&V(l cf&&' l&mk
abletodo "something;" whatever that may
DiaCUbMng the Hawaiian annexation
rtaty, he says there is absolutely no doubt
that that connection will be promptly rati
fied, and that its disposition will be one
of the first tilings upon which the Senate
Cuba Is evidently occupying the attention
or Incoming legislators. A practically
unanimous voice arises from all parts of
the country. Congressman' Morris, ot
Minnesota, believea Congress should take
action at thu coming session that will re
sult in the independence of the island and
the establishment ot a republican form ot
government. Mr. Morris thinks proper
deference should be paid to the views of
the President, but says Congresp should not
wait too long for expressions from that
source. Mr. Morris has evidently been
giving the financial question some study,
for his concluifpu on that subject indicate
n degree of level-headedness not always
met with among members of the House f.f
Representatives. He believes nothing can
be accomplished so long as the Senate is
dominate J by tbe advocates of f re silver
and in this conclusion Mr. Moirls displays
the political acumen of a careful observer
who accepts facta and not fancies as the
foundation for statements.
There is officiaj notification from Canada
of tho facts heretofore alleged In The
Times that ex.-S.ecrctary John W. Foster
is endeavoring to, build up a machine that
will keep him In office peipetually as the
agent ot this Government in negotiations
with other powers. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
and his suite, who left bere in something
of a huff.have arrived in Ottawaand.n.ited,
after a meeting of the cabinet, that it had
been decided to send a commission to
Washington, ' composed of men familial
with the vaiious questions involved, to
meet with atimiJar body of men appointed
In behalf ot the United States, with ex
Secretary Poster at its head, for tho pur
pose ot endeavoring to reach a settlement
on all S)oundarv and other questions at
picsent at Issue between the two govern
ments." The question that natural! arises in
this coauection is where the authority Is
lodged that gives the power to appruut
a commission with John W. Fostor, or any
other man at its head, to settle boundary
and other disputes between this Govern
ment and the colonies ot Great Britain.
If President McKinley, at the inbtigation
of Mr. Foster, or anyone else, attempts
Saks offers AVay's Muff lets, the new
Throat Protector lor ladles and gen
tlemen choice of colors choice of
high or low lieck for
to its patrons.
if you miss it.
wnoiesaie. i en
Overcoats, to tit ages 8 to 1G years, lined
Kersey facings, tapd; cut full back; double
sell for less than $8. r nr
- tit eizcs a to 10. worm $b.
this sort ot thing, he will run up againot
the American Senate, which, up to this
date, has not, so far as anyone knows,
abrogated its right to sit in judgment
upon the treaties the President may nego
tiate. There 1 no authority existing that
gives the President the power to settle
disputed growing out of such Important
questions as boundary lines Independent
of the Senate. This may be a scheme to
drag into tho dlscusslmi the panhandlo
boundary ot Alaska. The President is
certainly going amiss ir he believes the
Senate will agree to anything ot this
sott. Sir Wilfrid is quoted as saving that
Gen. Foster thinks the prospect ot a final
appointment of a joint commission is good
That depends entirely upon Congres3. If
Congress says Mr. Fos'r is to have this
simp, he will have it; if Congress says
nay, Sir Wilfrid will have misinterpreted
the intimations of the ex-Secretary.
GKS'EHAI. BOYTON'S ItErORT.
Statement of the Great Utility ot
the Chattanooga Park Reservation.
The annual report of the Chicafcamauga
and Chattanooga National Park Coronas
sion, drawn by Gen. II. V. Bonton, shows
that the work of the park has progressed
rapidly during the year, twenty-sK State
commissions having become Interested and
cooperated in establishing lines of battle
and important points. No change in the
present successful plan ot improvement is
suggested nor is any increased appropria
tion requisite. A practical and very lm
p-rtant use of the park was developed by
the appearance of yellow fever at New
Orleans, two companies of artillery from
Jackson barracks being promptly ordered
to tha park as a refuge, and the gar
risons at Pensacola and Key West being
held in readiness for transfer to the sarao
camp it the scourge appeared in their
This utility o the reservation makes clear
Its present and prospective value. In tho
near future when tho extensive works of
coast defense are completed there will be
garrisona at Charleston, Savannah, Key
West, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans
and Galveston, and with the exception of
Key West ami Galveston, all of these
points an: within a night's ride of the pari-,,
while the most distant requires oulyanotuer
day's travel. Thus within twenty-four
hours ot the diseases nllthe south coast and
Gulf detachinenta could be camped safe
from disease on grounds cleared suff icIenUy
to accommodate the entire regular army.
Saks All-wool Sweaters for men,
with roll collars, fancy stripes. Worth.
Youn Men's Overcoats.
Heavy-weight Brown Mixed Che lot
Overcoats, cut most desirable length, yi
lined with serge, velvet collar, double jg
stitched edges. Worth and warmth 3
of any $5 Coat. Sizes 14 to 19 CM. fWl ?
years. Saturdayonly rr.AJ
Lot ot Blue and Brown Kersey Over-
coats; cut medium length, with velvet ,j&
collar; Italian cloth lining; double sjK
stitched edges and wide stitched seams. r
From tiie ileacrlntiou. You can only net $9i
m idea of style. This quality la $10 $
grade: niyps, 14 to 10.
Boys' Knee Pants.
300 pairs ot Uack Blu and Fancy
CheT,1ots, strictly all wool, neat pat
terns, Junior aud regular knee pants
styles; values that cannot he bought
today to sell less than 75c. All
sizes 3 to 15 years. Saturday rQ
150 nairs Blue. TUnefc anrt Vnnmr
Cheviot Knee Pants, Juniors and reg- 5j
ulars: sizes 3 to 15 years: worth W
S1.00 l'ou save a quarter to- nCn ?6
Young Men's Suits. ga
25 Double-Breasted All-wool Tlald
Cheviot Long Pants Suits: sizes, 14 to ?
18; lined with durable serge. r
Worth at least $5- Satur-cM AA f?
day only 5.UU
A lot or sincle anil double-breasted fi
Sack, all-wool Novelty Cheviot Long 35
Pants uits. lined wit 11 Italian Cloth; "
a neat effect and stanch $7.50 3fe
Buy Men's Underwear m
Today while these inducements
made possible by market conditions s:
are held out. We've one single case of &
each lot. They'rs not "seconds" but ad
perfect and reliable goods. SJi
1 cabe ot Ribbed Balbngcan Shirts '4
anuurawerb.LncKuiainattsuoc AQr "cw
everywhere special price..
1 caxe of fleece-lined Shirts S8
and Drawers, fully reinforced, 5e?
pearl buttons, everywhere 75c rrjf Tl
kind, for JUL 2gj
ers.madeinbestposslblernauner, Qc x!
regular $ 1 quality for OVu
1 ca-e ot brown, all-wool Der
by Ribbed Shirts and Drawers,
tne kina tnat sells regu
1 case of Natural Wool Fleeced Shirts
and Drawers regular $1.75
1 case of Natural Wool Shirts, Tnth S;
double fronts and backs; Drawers ct
sume rade. $1.50 eery- ji o" S
where else. Here PL-J
1 Case or Heavy German RlbbedBal- 5
briggan Shirts and Drawers ct nr
regular $1.25 value for .... rfUw g
1 Case of Fleeced Wor.I Shirts and
.Drawers, regular $1 quality 7-
101 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
You arc guaranteed a perfect fit and
the best value over ottered for the
money anywhere in this country. The
service this Underwear -will give will
prove its wortlmunoss. JJJ2
Specials in Men's Gloves. 1
100 dozen Saks' Special Doeskins.
made wlthont-senms.ailthe fashionable
shades, regular $1 value. Spe- -7--cial
for Saturday JL.
7T iln on A l!tr'a Slllr.1nn1 fAnhfi
Gloves that sell everywhere for
5i.nju; an sizes. satur-jji S5
Special Boys' Hats.
A lotof Genuine Fur Black and Brown
Alpine Hats, for boys and youths verv ?T
lutest bhnpes; best qualities ever sold cfe
oni? 'L.l:.L. 90c $t
A special lot ot Children's Feather
'lam O'&nanters, m cloth andCcrduroy
Choice of Blue, Brown and Green.
:i.o value. Saturday -7
Lot of Boys' and Souths' black calf
lace Shoes, made with double soles and
extension eatre. stydsn. and a, alue that
cannot be equaled under $2. -a -iQ vQS
hizesl2to5 I-J.baturday ?l.-tO
A fresh supply ot the wonder of the &
season in Boys' Shoes Saks' ''Little pM
Trooper." More quality tnan In hair f
the $1.50 Shoes. Solid leather, neat s4
shape and comfortablp. a . -. 3
staudardot value Pi.UU
WORK ON THE TRACTION LLNE.
Electric Curs iiny Run on Four
teenth Street by January 1.
The work of laying: the feed wires for
th proposed undfeiground electric bytem
of the Capitol Traction Company on the
Fourteenth street line has been pngress
ing with such rapidity that it lb now be
lieved that the road will lit- in operation
by January 1 next. The workmen ale
expected to be as Tar as New I'ork
avei.ue digging trenches by SatUrd-iy night.
When this place is reached the work will
be continued west along Pennsylvania
aveuue to Georgetown. Just as soon as
til- wires have been laid the conduits will
be equipped with the necessary electrical
fittings. The company expects to receive
thf first consignment of motor cars, for
which the contract has been awarded,
early next mouth .
In order to have the cars running hy the
first or the new year it will be necessary
to have an electric current from one of
the large power plants of the city, if
the new power house is not completed by
the time thit the work ot equipping the
Georgetown end ot the line has been com
pleted a current will be hired for that line.
The couipany will probably ask. Congress
for permission to make an extenslun, ot
the Fourteenth street line thiougn West
Mount Plnasant early next year. The ex
tension In all probability would be made
now had the company the authority from
Congress to do so. ir the requisite per
mission be granted promptly by Congress
during the coming session the extension
could be completed by the flrat day of
Mr. Siller Corrects an Error.
To tne Editor of The Times:
I deMre to contradict emphatically the
state-nect contained in a paragraph, under
the head or "City Brevities,' In your is
sue of this morning, -which connects my
name with the organization ot the 'Young
Men's Christian Club." I know of no sneb
organization, and the use of my name -was
entirely unauthorized. Fucther, I am in
no -wise connected or associated with the
other party named in tne paragraph.
.November 19, 1S97.
Gen. 3Mlej Returns to Washington.
MaJ. Gen. Miles, commanding the Army,
who has been absent in New York attend
ing a meeting of the board ot ordnance
and foi tlfioatlons, returned to the oily
Mighty Power I
10th, 11th and F Sts. N. W
is not surpassed, if equaled, bv
any Toy Store in America today.
It covers the great fourth floor
and is easily accessible by six
safe and splendidly equipped ele
vators of the most modern type,
two of which have just been
finished and four of which run
right up in the heart of the Toy
Toys, Dolls, Games of every
sort and kind that have merit
produced this season. All the
old favorites are here, but many
of them improved. The ele
phants, the camels, the goats,
the donkeys on wheels are now
on strong iron wheels, so that
the children, can ride instead of
pulling them. Games and puz
zles of all sorts, including the
latest novelties as well as all the
old and popular ones.
Mechanical Toys, "Wooden
Toys, Iron Toys, Skin Toys, Tin
Toys, Musical Toys, Paper Toys,
Rubber Toys Toys of every
possible sort and kind.
Dolls of Every Known Kind and
China Dolls, Bisque Dolls,
Negro Dolls, Jap. Dolls, Chinese
Dolls, Indian Dolls, Kid Body
Dolls, Nankeen Dolls, Rag Dolls,
Dressed Dolls, Patent Dolls,
Floating Dolls in all positions,
French Dolls, German Dolls,
Rubber Dolls, Paper Dolls, Papa
and Mamma Dolls, Boy Dolls,
Kestner Dolls, etc., etc. Prices
range from lc to $37.50 each.
Also Dolls' Houses, Dolls Fur
niture and everything pertaining
to dolls. We made a specialty of
Dolls' Outfits or Trousseaus, in
cluding both long- and short
dresses, hats, cap3, underwear,
stockings, shoes, overshoes, etc.,
etc. Dolls dressed to order.
In a word, our Toy Store con
tains all the thousand and one
things that make children happy
and Christmas day dear to their
Special Values in Dolls for Today
A recent favorable purchase
enables us to offer the following
values in Dolls, which when gone
cannot be duplicated at the
prices. They are all fresh, new
goods, and should interest all in
tending purchasers of Dolls.
LOT 1 -Consists ot Kid Body Delis ot
various stees up to 16 1-2 lacHes high;
bixpip heads, flowing hair. shoes aHiLstoat-inj-.s.
some with moving eyes, some witlj
Regular price, 50c
LOT 2 -Consists of Half Kid and. Halt
Cloth Body Dolls, 16 1-2 inches high; shoes
and stookinga, bec quality bisque head,
exposed teetti. moving eyes, fall oarly
wig. Very handsome.
Regular price, S1.00
LOT 3-Consists of All-Kid Body Dolls;
bi'viue head, bettuUful eurtr wig, shoes
and .stockings; measure 19 l-"2 inabes. An
Regular price, $1.00
LOT 4 Consists ot Kid Body Dolls, 18
inches high; rinest (usque bead, moving
ye, curly wig. jointed at hips. Another
very unusual value.
Regular price, $1.25
LOT 5-Conslsts of Full-Jointed Dolla,17
inches high, with finest bkque bead, shoes
and stockings, moving eyes. beauUful curly
wig, exposed teeth. A very haadme Doll
at a very low price.
Regular price, $1.50
LOT 6-Con.-dsts of Dolls' Outfits or
xro.isseaus, including Dress. Underskirt andt
Drawers. All prettily trimmed In various
25c the outfit
Two Special Values in Juvenile
Books 300 in AH at a Sav
ing of Nearly Half.
100 JUVENILE BOOKS, with
colored front, cloth back; assorted
styles all illustrated. An ex
ceptionally good value.
Regular price, 25c
200 JUVENILE BOOKS, good
print, colored front piece, cloth
back, 200 pages; assorted styles
all illustrated. Special value.
Regular price, 45c
Today Special Display and Sale
at which time there will be found
a full assortment of the best
makes at popular prices.
Graphophones of various sizes
will be exhibited for the enter
tainment aud amusement of both,
old and voting.