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TJLE TIMES, WASHIffGKTOIfr, TTJESDAT, NOVEMBER 23, 1897.
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the giving of Trading Stamps, we
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Oak Extension Table, $3.t.O up.
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"Exile of n Follnwer of the Haca
George Terry, a j;t.ud-looklng and styl
ishly dressed young man, who claimed to
be an owner and trainer of race l.crses,
was arraigned in. the police court yes
terday charged with vagrancy. Perry has
been attending the races at Penning, and
Saturday night tame to the citj, prepur
atorj, as he stated, to leaving for bis
home in Vermillion, X D.
The attention of Detective Weedou was
directed to the man's conduct on Penn
sylvania avenue late Saturday night, and
ne ,i Treated film on the charge preferred
in the court ycsteiday. In testifying
again the. accused, Detective Weedon
bald that Perry, although well dressed,
was a tplral "race horse tout." He had
a hene lij which he induced people to
bet on horses.
The accused claimed to have been a
trainer, owner and jockey, and that he
was paid $25 . week by C. F. Clark,
the California owner, fur placing bets and
"What will you do if I dismiss the
case- agoliiit you?" queried Judge Scott
"111 leave Wasnliigtoii on the 12 o'clock
train- never to return," ieplled Perry.
Clerk "Lium"' Harper was directed by
the court to take the personal recognizance
of the accused.
RING'S IiAUGIITEHS AND SONS.
IteMioiat.Jon of -Mrs.. McDowell, See
...reinry, aC.tho lis.trict Branch.
The semi annual meeting of the District
of Columbia brand, .f the King's Dauh
ters and Sons was held at Gunton Temple
Chapel last night. Miss Pierson presided.
Tiie 'natter of the greatest interest was
the resignation of Mrs. McDowell, braurn
secretary. She gave up the duties of the
office with deep regret, she said, but she
could not devotedly discharge the duties
of secretary and attend carefully to the
other and manifold duties which urged
themselves upon her.
Mr. Fronch. representing the Reading
Circle, of Epiphany Church, moved that the
resignation be ai-oepted, with regret. He
then nominated Mrs. F. R. Collins for the
beeretaryiSiip and she was unanimously
elected. The attendance wis small, o win;;
to the WKtUier, and only a few of the
circles rendeied reiMwts of the wortc di-ne
t'V t'!ef during the past six mouths.
T.oj-nl Women lesion's MiiMenle
The Legion of Loyal Women held a
very iutereftiug meeting at their head
quarters last evening. Theladies are much
gratlfii-J at the growing interest in the
mirMcale to be given by the legion at
the Church of Our Father on V.'ednedar
evening, December 1. under .he director
ship of Mr. Harry Wheatou Howard. The
music lino :ind mnsk-lovers of the city aia
especially interested, because it will be f,ie
.firt time a piograin has ever b"eu ren
dered it: this city selected exclusively
from the work ot a local composer.
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This Week at
WHITE HOUSE FESTIVITIES
Dates for Dinners and Receptions
Mrs. .Tunics Kussell Young's Read
ing to the BllndMra. Curzon at
a Soiree of CoiiservatlvcH.
The President tluough Secretary Forter
yesterday announced the dnteforthedlnner
and receptions at the White House during
the social season. A radical departure is
to be made from the former customs, iu
that after the first formal reception, which
will occur January 5, members of Congress
and the press, as well as others who usually
receive cards to all the receptlous, will be
divided into groups. In other words a
part will be invited to one affair, and so
Mr Porter explained. this
couisc will be followed in order to avoid
ciowdlng in the mansion, and he thinks it
will be much more pleasant for everybody
The President will, of course, hold the usual
Now "i'ear'b public reception, which is not
by card .
'-'In- iirficial program is as follows:
January 1, Saturday-President's public
reception 1 1 u. :n. to 1:30 p. m.
January 5, "Wednesday Diplomatic, ju
dlckil and Congressional reception, 9 t.
11 p. m.
January 7, Friday-Cabinet dinner, S
January 12. "Wednesday--Diplomatic din
ner, S p m.
January ifi, Wednesday-Judicial and
Con-.-rcsstimal reception, 0 to 11 p.m.
January 2G, Wednesday-Supreme Court
dinner S p. m.
rer.ruiuy 2, Wednesday -Army andXavy
reception, 9 to 1 1 p. m.
February u, Wednesday Congressional,
diplomutic- and judicial reception. 9 to
11 J), iu.
rebni'ir lG, Wednesday-Public rtrop
lion, 9 to 11 p. m.
Invitations will not include all the re
tepUona, but during the se.ison nil per
Eons in official life will be invited.
The official program for the division
ot tbe receptions says:
Jciuary "5, Wednesday The diplumttic
corps. The Supreme Court. The Con
Jaruary 19, Wednesday The Supreme
C..urt and judiciary. Pa it of the Con
gress. Part or the press.
February 2, Wednesday-The Army, tho
Nav and Marine Corps. Part oC Cou
g es&. Part of the press.
February 9, Wednesday-Part or Con
gress. The diplomatic corps. Tho ju
diciary. Part of ttjc press. Government
All these cents excepting Xcw Year's
reception and the public receptlous will
be by card invitation. Onl those in
vited will be present, but all who are en
titled will be given an opportunity to ' e
present at least once during the season.
The avoidance of excessive and .langer
ous crowding will add to the attractive
ness oi all the receptions.
In having Congressmen in squads at the
recept'oiis the arrangement will be to have
no division among a Stnte delegation. If
it is found that all persons who are en
titled to be invited cannot be Included for
the dates given above still other receptions
will be given at tho Executive Mansion
between February 10 and tbe commence
inent of Lent.
Mr. Porter teems confident that the
new plan will work like a charm, and
evidently the President must agree with
him, or the program would not have been
The wedding ot Miss Elizabeth Hodson
Eoutolle, daughter of Congressman Charles
A Bourelle, and Mr. William Walter Pal
mer, o Bangor. Me., took place in that
city at G 30 o'clock, last night, in toe
presence of 250 societ;. people. 1 he cere
mony was performed ut the Boutelle resi
dence, on Bradwav, by Rev. G. W. Field.
D. D., assisted by Rev. John S. Penman,
or tbe Central Church
Mlis Ai.nie Curtis Boutelle, sister or the
bride, was maid of honor, and Mr. Richard
P. Paimer best mau.
The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Wheel
wrlght and Miss Josephine Palmer. The
usners wre Eben C. Webster, or Orono,
and Stanley P Dennett.
Mr. aud Mis. Palmer left after the
wedding on a bridal tour ot a f-jw weeks.
On their return thej will ot-eupv for the
winter the Boutelle residence. The bride
has passed several winters in this citj
where she was prominent iu society.
"Mrs. John Russell Young, wife of the
Librarian of Congress, gave a great deal
of pleasure yesterday to an increased
audience of blind listeners who hail gath
ered in the reading-room of the blind at.
tl.e Library, in anticipation of thepleasant
hour that Mr,. Young had promised them
at the close of her first reading t-o
weeks asro. Her opening selection yes
terday was an essay by James Russell
Lowell, after which she lead, with da
lightful effect, Autlioiiy Hope's "Phil
osophcr in the Apple Orchard.'' finishing
with a little poem from Rudyard Kipling's
"Seven Seas." The blind readers who
have been availing themselves of the
p-ivilr-ges of the Library are enthusiastic
in theit appreciation of not only Mrs.
Young's beautiful voice, but of the beau
tiful thoughtfnlncKS that prompted her to
utilize her gift' for their benefit in such
a charming way.
Mrs. Francis Preston Blair Rands will
present Miss Henrietta Elise Sands at j
5 o'clock tea to be given in her honor De
cember 2 at No. 1222 Connecticut avenue.
Mrs. Rul'aa Choate will leave tomorrow
'or visit of two -necks to friends in Xor
Mr. and Mrs Charles Greeley Abbott,
who are back from their wedding trip, will
b glad to see their friends Tuesdays in
December at their home, 223 Tenth street
Xewsconie'i from London that there were
gay d ings at the Winter Gardens, South
port, last week. Wien the Conservatives ut
the district held their first soiree. The
Hen. G. l. furon uid Mrs. Curzon, who
was the 'jeautliul Miss Letter, of this city,
graciously consented to attend and receive
the constituents, and about 8 o'clock they
took up their position in tho promenade,
and the fua uf lh- fair- began, for recep
tions arc always Intenselj ludicrous, ami
Mrs. Curon, who has a keen sense of
humor, seemed most amused ato:ie or tivc
incidents. Mr. Curzon was looking re
markably well. Theie were no marks of
the worry tie must have undergone during
this last rying year, but then he has the
bounce of an imJiu-rubber ball, and he
lalkedto nil with parliamentary geniality
Mrs. Curzon appeared rather tired, and uot
quite so animated as on her last visit, but
she locked very beautiful.
The bitbv daughter of I he Couutess de
Moltke Huitfeldt represents the fourth
generation in deacent from the f irsc Jerome
beauty. Miss Patterson, to the great dis
pleasure of his brother, Napoleon I. lime.
Vromtt Bonaparte, who has been with
lc-r daughter, the countess, for some time,
will remain in Paris at least six weeks
before returning to her home, on K street.
This is the season when the eale loses
itsindivlduallty as the American bird, and,
'or a day, must share Its title with the
1 hanksglving turkey. The President's
able lias already been supplied with a
magnificent brewe- gobblet, presented by
the gentleman who kept Mr. Cleveland
u Thanksgiving turkeys throughout bot'i
or hla Administrations, and the guests
.vhom Mr. and Mrs. McKinlev have in
vited to gatner around their board next
Thursday, to do honor to the day and the
bird, ai- btfiile3 Miss Barber, Ensign and
Mrs Smith, Jieu Hayes, daughter
-f the ex-President, whose marriage oc
curred during the summer, and which way
attended by Mr. and Mrs. McKinley. The
President and his wife bave manv reasons
to return thanks. They are very happy in
their uew life, with Ua surroundings Its
requirements have not been too onerous
for Mrs MoKiuley'a strength, ho is fond
of the ladles who compromise the Cabinet
circle, who aro very congenial, and the
tie- of the new relationship bid fair to be
moat happy ones. The young ladles ot the
various families are an unfailing source
of delipht to the'flrst lady of tho land.
Since her niece, Miss Barber, lias been
i here, the dauglfterVot her friends come and
go without formality.
Tho Vice President and .Mrs Hobart will
return from I'Ltersbn, N. J., today and
will spend the '"day at their home on La
fayette Square. As Mrs. Hobart has beea
41 since her absence from the city, no great
amount of entertaining will bo attempted
by her aByet.
Secretary ami Mrft Sherman have made
no espec'al nrra'tigernents for the day, ex
cept for a family gathering, which will in
cludo only the members or the family be
sides themselves, -Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ho
Calium, their daughter and the small, twy-vear-old
son, John Sherman AfcCallum,
who Is the idol of his parents and grand
parents as well.
Secretnrv and Mrs. Gage will spend
Thanksgiving very quietly and alone- If
they were in Chicugr, surrounded by their
family and friends, It would be different.
to Mrs. Gage says. There there M-ere so
many who wre accustomed to share their
hospitality at this season-
Secretary and Mrs. Alger will have as
ir.an. of their family as they can gather
about them intheit new Washington home.
With the exception of their daughter, .Mrs.
Sheldon, of Deti'olt, the circle Is complete
Thcli stconrt daughter, Mrs. William F.
Bailey, of Thorndale, Pa., lias been thel
guest for several weeks and will remain
for the reason. Then there Is Miss Fiances
who so ably supplements her mother in
cntrft'iliihig, and their son, Russell Alger,
who I- home from Harvard College.
The day will be marked by a family
gathering in the home of Attorney- Genera:
and Mis McKenua. Their new house,
on California avenue, iij dust the setting
for a pictty home scene.
The fumilj of Postmaster General aud
Mrs. Gary have Imparted an air of the
most charming hospitality to the new and
state'y residence that they occupy In the
West End. The picturesque halls and spa
clous drawing-rooms arc alway bright
ened by flowers from their Maryland coun
try place. There aie sounds of music
mingling delightfully with those of girl
Ish voices from the music room, where
two fine grand pianos rwalt the coming f
the daughters from Baltimore, who practice
together as ensemble pianists, to the de
light of theli many new friends. The.
fomllv gHtuciing, which will be strength
encC by tl'ipieseiice of their four mauled,
daughters ami their families, will be an
Ideal one. Mr. and Mrs. Henry James.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Levering. Mr. and
Mrs- F. E Pegram, Mr. and Mrs. narold
Randolph, and Mr and Mrs. E. S. Gary,
with the group of giandchlldren, will be of
the family party.
Secretary and Mr.. Long will spend the
day with their family at the Portland
very quietly. Their daughter, Mks Mar
garet Lung, who is studying at the Johns
Hopkins Medical School, will be with them
for the remainder or the week.
Secretary Bliss has not had his fanilly
with bin in.Washliigton as yet this fall.
He will probably loin them in New i'ork
Miss Wilson, the kindly daughter ot the
Secretary of Agriculture, lias planned a
festive occasion for four young fxieuds of
hers who are attending school in George
town and at Bryn Mawr.
AT THE PLAT.
Chus. Coahlan ju "The Itoj'al Box."
Chailes Coghlan presented for the firot
time on any stage, last night, his drama,
"The Royal Box," founded on Dumas'
play, "Kean, or Disordered Genius." There
was a large ami manifestly friendly audi
ence preseet, distinguished sociallyand In
cluding a numbei of members of the Caoi
net and diplomatic circles.
Mr. Cog'iianinrcwritlngthe Dumas pie-e
inevitably suggests that it was capable jf
improvement, elseAhyrcwritelt? Backed
by this inference "The Royal Box" is a
severe Commentary on "Kean." The new
play is more coherent in plot than in its
evolvcmenr. The story succinctly t Id
seems to suggest a strong play, yet whei
the play is given the situations are n.t
convincing, tbe points arrive padded and
strike without force, and much is made
conspicuous which does not seem to justify
A work is usually as weak as its weakest
part, yet not necessarily made up entirely
of such parts. There Is much to pralvs
In "The Royal Box." The ihctodu -f
the piece is scholarly and beautiful. Scat
tered through the lines are peals ot thought.
Though the first two acts lag, the third
picks up and clones with u fine .speech
and the fourth embrace a scene which
is tbe stioke depended upon ror the name,
and, Indeed, the fame of the piece. Inhjr
entlv the scene Is strong: and cau be given
so as to impress the auditor more forcibly
than last night.
Much has to be considered on a first
night, the friction ot fresh association
with new roles, Insecurity in lines, ner--vou&ness,
and the fatigue consequent upon
tedious rehearsal. When thh Is woin out
ot Mi. Coghlan and his company, "A
Royal Bok" will be a very different play,
biif t will need be- to demand permanency
Last night all these negations upon good
work wore more or less In evidence. The
star himself displayed marked difficulty
in lemembermg his lines. He spoke lo
hlstolcewasnot clear, andbls wholcattea'
tioii seemed to be centered in recalling
the words he, kmr-olf , had written si ire,
attention to make up will assist the;
illusion. "Hie audience is called upon to
believe lu the potent magnetism of l. e
great actor of hla day, yet Mr. Cog.tfau
Is at no aprarent pains to make him
.Miss Geitrude Coghlan made her theatri
cal debut last night, appearing as Juliet
in the play within the play, in which
Clarence recognizes Ids sweetheart
In the royal box with the Prince
of Wales. The young lady has the
familiar features of bcr father's fam
lly. and displayed a marked dramaticabil
ity. She rpads naturally, with sweet modu
lation of the poetic cadences, and in her
brief scene charmed her audience. There .'s
a strange Irony ib the fact that Mr- Cogh
lau introduces his own daughter to the life
of the. stage not half an hour after Clar
ence, the actor, tells a woman who "would
go on the stage that the life is compromis
ing to the honor of actresses. But that's
only In the play.
Albert Bruning acted the part of the
Swedish minister agreeably. E. J. Rat
Jhffe was equally acceptable as the Prince
of Wales, but more finished than cltlwr
worn the brief scenes in which CharJes
Stanley appearedJalt the Constable. He
made ths audienca fejj,that a fine, matured
artist had the matter In hand and the
illusion was complete and the sympathy
and admirntloa-,marked when he was in
the scene. The Indies were nervou-5, hue
did nicely. The dressing was very hand
some. It would be fair to grant the star
and the play the Indulgence of a few more
The following was the cast:
Clarence, an actor ...Mr. Coghlan
The Prince of Wales. ...Mr. E. J. Ratclltfe
Count Fclseu Mr. Albert Bruning
Lord Dassett Mr. Walter Craven
Tipps, a constable.... Mr. Charles Stanley
Davis, dresserto Clarence
Mr. Charles Plunkett
Widglts, an acrobat. .Mr. Taylor Granville
Countess Helen, wtfeot Count Fclseu
Cclia Price Miss Grace Filklns
"Lady Robert Miss Lulu Klelu
Juliet Miss Gertrude Coghlan
Hopper in "El Cnpitan."
Tho De Wolf Hopper Opera Company aud
the Boston ians constitute two unique ex
aniples of opera companies which lelaiu
tnelr members for long times. Nearly tw
years ago Mr. Hopper presented Boosa ana
Klein's "El Capltaii" in Boston , and last
night, on the occasion of the popular come
dian's second islt to Washington aud tot I'd
L-tfnyetto, thecompany was identical with
the original, with the exception ot the pUiii-i
donna. In Boston Bcrtlia Waltzluger cre
ated the soprano role. Almost immediately
afterward Miss Berger replaced her and has
remained eer.Muce. However, Miss-Bergen
is in her last weeks with the Hopper com
pany, for she goes to New Yoik to create
tho prh..a donna role iu Soua's new
opera, "The Bride Elect."
Not alone Is theoonipanythesame as last
year, with Hopper a&Medigua. Klein as poor
T'ozzo, Stanley staging ic-nor, John Parr as
Scaramba, Alice Hosmcr, theiceroy'swlfe,
pretty, winsome Edna Wallace Hopper as
the romantMHtlfrPeruvlan, but the presen
tation is iuadewith the same care aud bril
liancy. The audience was as large as the
lappclty ot the house and applauded all th;
familiar strains, especially the brilliant
flnaie tc the second act, the typical tune
of Zanzibar, the bibulous song, theiuaihlflg
choruses and the soprano's showy solo.
Mr. Hopper and his popular companions
should duplicate their big attendance rec
ord of last season as surely aH they hae
kept up to their artistic standard. There
will be a matinee Th, uksgning, an excep
tion to Mr Ilocpers riile not to gne n. id
week mat'nees. The popular comedian re
sponded to repeated calls with a speech.
"The Sporting; Duchess, "
The re' urn of the Harris-Ralelgh-HamU-ton
melodrama, "The Sporting Duchess,"
revealed at the National last night only
one princlpal'and a few minor changes n
the cast which won so much praise fur
the play last year. The title part Is
played by MKs FfolHott Paget and by
her receives artistic and entirely ade
quate treatment. She is a woman of
personal magnetism and dramatic power,
two qualities which nature is sparing ta
funusiiing to one woman. J. H. Sloddard
repeats his fine and finished characteriza
tion or the 1.1 d horse trainer, Joe Aylmer.
The audience gave him an enthusiastic
wel. nine lor the sake of his own honora
ble record lu the annals of our stage,
and repeated the demonstration often,
moved by hiF consummate art.
The players in the balance of the roles
are Cora Tanner, as the Countess of Des
boiougb; Marian Chapman, as Mary Ayl
mer; Elennorc Morettl, as Vivian Darville;
Louis Massen, as the Karl or Desborougi:;
Ednuna Collier, as Major Mostyn; Frauk
lyn Rauerts, as Rupert Leigh, and Rich
ard MUloy, as Dick. The balance of the
company numbers about twenty-five. The
scenes are beautiful and intricate pieces
of stage ornamentation, especially Braefc
enhurst Hall, the Regimental Ball, the
Downs, the paddock at Epsom and she
great Dorby scene. There will not hi
a matinee tomorrow, but on Thanksgiv
"MeFnddei.'.-, How of Flat-i."
The audience at the Grand was informed
last night mat devotees of Shakespeare
would not be expected to like""MoFadden's
Flats, ' and apparently there were none of
those persons iu the house, for all the
people teemed to like it. The production
is a gorgeous, many-colored, tuneful nnd
terpsichorean living picture of the coi.ir.-il
supplement or a New York yellow journal.
It Is "a thing full of strange creatures and
happenings. like one's dreams when one has
been drunk," in which tl.e Irish women
wear ermine and the prospective alder
men com out in ruffs and slashed doublet.,
and fairies of the most brilliant and be
spnngled kind flit like big humming birds
through ihe purlieus ot Tammany Hill and
"de Bow'ry." It is a creation of spec
ialties, and jokes and laughs, and the
audience enjoyed it an, and laughed till
it was physically tired.
Mr. Jacob Baumgartuer, candidate for
aldermaii. Is a Dutch gentleman, with a
strong Teutonic accent and a light, frisky
hcnl, aud he did such astonishing things
wltb himself in the second act that thu
audience felt inclined to hiss everybody
who attempted to replace him on tbe stage.
Mr Loder, who played the part, responded
to three or fear eucores, and then wisely
concluded 'o retreat and let the show gy
on Another thlug to which it was hard
to say good-bye was the musical specialty
ov the four emperors ot music, attired as
bartenders, aud playing on an instrument
which forcibly suggested beer liottles, bat
was beautilullj musical. The brass baud
concert also received enthusiastic encores,
and Miss Estelle Wellington did som-3
daucing which raised a storm ot applause
The p'ot la supposed to concern f,.vD
rival candidates for alderman, who con
tend for the vote ot one Terence McS watt,
who, to "ave his life, Is forced to assume
morn disguises than ai. Irish potato in
the hands of a French chef, and find op
portunity there'll for witticisms; but
the real object of the authors
is to give a chance for as mauy
songs, dances and toots of vari
ous kinds as possible. In this they
have succeeded admirably, and "McFad
den's Row of Flats" has nothing flat
about it but tho name.
"A Co.iteuted AVoman."
4A Contented Woman" appeared at the
Academy last night; at leu-t. she was
contented for a part of the first act and
a part of the lost, and thf audience as
contented with her all the way through.
The part of Grace Holme, the Contented
Woman, oilginady written for Mrs. Koyt
and pla veil by her, was taken by Miss Belle
Archer, who impersonated it with much
grace and spirit, and looked very pretty
and winsome. The part is not exactly
an easy one, calling for a woman with
a considerable sense of humor as wed
as beauty and dramatic art, but Miss
Archer Is very saUsfactoiy in all respects.
Mr Harry Byers was particularly cf
fectlve as the- sarcastic brother-in-law and
Mr. John Orowne was very good as the
reform candidate. The rest of the people,
with the intensely appropriate nan.es and
tho snappy speeches and the vivid charac
teristics, were just as good as they were
last year, and made all of the hits that
were required, and that Is saying a great
deal. There were pretty girls, as ch.-re
always must be in a Hoyt farce, and tneiu
was tuneful music and an appreciative a u
dlem:e, all of which helped to make the
Ninth street theater a happy placo.
Bijou New Bill
For nearly three hoars the patrons -if
the Bijou were entertained yesterday at
each of the opening performances, in which
was presented "The Black Flag," a well
known melodiama, and a long list ot
specialists displayed their varied talents.
In "The Black Flag" ths leading parts iru
well taken by Harry j. Stoaa as the Yaga
bond aad Miss Clara Russell as Ned, an
orphan boy. Their efforts were frequently
applauded aud they were well supported
by a large company, m which James Shee-
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i "THE DEPENDABLE STORE." I
are put before you lad es today and you'll find that
no such opportunity to save has ever been offered before by
a shoe store in this city.
The wonderful success that this department has al
ready met with has been nothing short of wonderful. But
its present status is as nothing compared with what we
shall make it in the future. Offering the best sort of shoes
at prices at fully a third less than you have been paying
other stores should, as a matter of course, bring us the great
bulk of the shoe trade of Washington.
Shoes that sell
for $2.5o, at
Ladies' fine soft finish kid shoes with Goodyear welted
extension and close trimmed soles button and lace styles
in opera, Vassar and coin toes tips of same and patent
leather made in the very best manner from the finest se
lected stock stylish and
regular S2.50 values which
Shoes that sell
$3.5.0 to $5.oo,
Ladies' finest quality haud-sewed and hand-welted
shoes, in button and lace styles cloth and kid tops bright
kid foxings iu opera, round, square, coin and common
sense toes tips of same and patent leather made on the
very newest style lasts or me very oest
materials and sold about town for $3.50 and
$5 which we shall offer today per pair at
han as Lazarus and Harold Cahill as John
Glyndon, and Lillian Curtis and Clara Col
were prominent as painstaking workers.
The Whalleys gave a pleasing act, lu
which they show their talents as musicians
or unusual skill. CujonU, a former Wadi
ington boy , and Mile. Marie, presented tn-ir
novelty, the "Streets of the Orient." Dick
Hume appeared in monologue: Phil s'cd
Carrie Russell and their trained dogs gave
a funuy sketch as the "Bowery Speilers '
and brought down the house; Willardand
Herbert were good in character sketch, aud
May Koey made a hit with her pleasing
turn. Bart Gilmore reeled off u fresh ot
of cnaracter songs, and Rosie Russell and
Susie Graham, two ettractlvc liule Wash
ington misses, displayed considerable ability
'u finished fancy daucing and earned a
round of applause.
Irwin Brother Burlesquor.
Whether the Harrison sisters,who are at
Keraan's this week are the genuine im
ported article who created a furore at
Koster &. Eial's a season or so ago or
vhethcr they are only lirellke likenesses
ot them they certainly caused a tlutter
with their sensational spectalry"laist aignt
1 hey still do the same varied and grace
ful dancing and posturing and are stili
quite pretty. Theyappeared in conjunction
with Irwin Eros.' Burlesque Company.
Tbe curtain lose on a neat comedy
sketch, la which George Sidney and
Minerva Lee displayed their versa ility in
pleading manner. Belle Irving and Jessie
Woods sang several popiuar aegio songs.
La Mnndue startled the audience with his
daring act on the slack wire; Kilroyand
Rawson, the "warm uns," were really
funny in their sketch with ill-iotnted
songs; the De Varos, in a difficult and
well executed acrubatic performance, were
recalled; the Hat vy sisters sang. md danced
themselves into favor, and Dick Leggett,
in his own funny way, promptly scored a
The feature of the burlesque, in addition
tc- the Harrison sisters, was a new and
richly costumed ballet, in -which the Del
Mtrodes, a graceful trio, wew the premieres-
DESFOXDKNT FliOM ILLNESS
tTohn Howard Attempt Suielde by
Jumping Into Eastern Branch.
John Howard, of No. 32 B street north
east, jumped off the western end of tl.e
Navy Yard bridge leading to Anaeotia
yesterday morning, with the intention .f
committing suicide. But for the timely
action of Ueorgc French and H. D. Bailey
he would have succeeded in ending his lire
in the Eastern Branch, for he was nearly
exhausted and semi-unconscious when they
dragged him into their boat.
Howard Is a!out forty yearsof age. and
for some Hme has teen suffering from ill
ness, and has been conflnedat the home of
his mother, with whom he lived more or
less for the past v-ar- Ycsterilay morning
he was able to go out, but was sad and
despondent. It v as about 7 o'clock when
be left the house and went straightway
to tbe Navy Yard bridge. When part way
across he stopped, and, bending over the
rail, looKed for a brief period into tne
water and seemed to be meditating upn
onding bis life m that manner. A aumler
ot people on the bridge at the- time 1 whins
Suddenly he leaped oyer the rilling and
let himself drop into the water le!o.v.
The witnesses of the deed raiv;d a er
of honor, and French and Bailey at once
put out in a boat to reach the man. They
caught hold or his clothing just as hisbt,dy
had riser, to the surface and was floating
for moment down the stream. IMtb
no little dififculty they managed to haul
him into their boat and brought him to
shore hatless and dripping witn water
He rcfsised to say anything concerning
himself a'ld would only point toward ua
cotla when asked, where he lived. He
had been seen to enter the bridge from
the Washington clt end, howeer, aim
his rescuers started with him up Eleventh
street, urtll they met a policeman, to
whom ttiev surrendered the would b
suicide Howard finally consented to
tell his name and give his address, and
he was removed to the home of his mother
Last night he was quite ill as the result
cf his plunge an d It la feared that ne n.r v
have a relapse of his former corupiaint.
1 3L Solid Gold. 75c I
It is alUUe thing, but when you want a collar button, you want it
bad; but also want it good! Just manufactured an immense quantity
for the holidays, and can sell them at 75c. You've paid SI .25 and $1.50
Tormerlyl Just another evidence or our underselling abilities.
Anything reserved for Xma3 upou payment ot small deposit. The
store is full of gift goods!
we offer per pair
We have everything in
Groceries, "Wines and Liq
uors. Poultry of all kinds
at prices that will be in the
reach of the rich and poor
alike. Don't fail to give
your orders to us.
Paper Shell Almonds, lb 3LSC
English Walnut. M 2Sc
New Citron, lb 15c
New Ral&ras, lb Sc
Fancy Figs. 2 lbs S5c
New Jlraceiueat,lb Sc
Cal-Eap. Apricots.Ib jLSc
Cal. Evap. Peaches, lb XSe
Extra LargePranen,!b "XOC
Large Pkg. Rolled Oats ec
Best Macaroni, 1-lb. package tc
Best Butterine, lb 15c
I Wines and Liquors.
Old Rye Whisky . gal S1.5 O
Old Dominion Whisky. 4 yrs.
old. eqoaltoS3gal. SS.SO
Old Tom Gin , gal S3..50
Piekford's Private Stock. 6
years old, qt SLOG
S C Corn Whisky ,qt 65c
Old Dock Port, gal SX-OO
Cal. Sherry, gal SX.OO
Old Blackberry Brandy ,qt . .
Cal agedTort. bottle
Cal- aged Sherry , bottle
.'al. Claret, bottle. ..
Key West Cigars, 50 In
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NERVOUS TROUBLES all kinds curcl
with ANIMAL EXTRACTS. Frea book
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