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THE TJHES, WASHING TPfff SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1397.
llom'ay we shall orfer you the bal
ance or the importers' ends of sample
lace curtains in good size pieces, some
or tltein 2 yard, long consisting of
cluny, poiut d'epnt, Brussels
point, .Nottingham and Irish
point patterns whicn, in Tull
curtiitilengthi.soldrorashlgh S CC
as ?S a pair each piece -for Cf
Big upholstery specials.
Fjlks are fast finding out that our pricas are very much
lower than the Furniture stores. Tomorrow's special values are
of more saving importance than ever. You may supply the
homo w.'th many hille necessities at very small prices, indeed.
Monday we shall place on sale 1,000
pretty Jhpnuebe gola orepc and high
art Mtiuiro for pillow covers sizes -o
by 1!0 which sell regularly at 15c
'each for 4.0
100 lace squares for bureau, lambre
quin aim ouair decorations 1j 1-- yards
loug in choioeof ocauuulllectJj reg
ular 3ic value will go A:ouUay at
the unusually low price
of 13 1-2C
SOU pairs of line Nottingham lace
curtains, in a vaiiety 01 hanuome
paUaiio to select from lineiy finished
have whipped endb regular ."rii.25
value ilonuay pjr p&ir
50 pairs of genuine Iiibh point
lace Curuiins, in a number of the inobt
hanuMime denigns of the seaMm reg
ular ;4-5U values .Monday
per pair fur $2.69
200 pairs of fine clohe-woven chenille
portierch, with handsome- dado and
fringe tup and bottom icgular 4.50
valueb Monday per pair
75 pairs of heavy satin-face and
gold tlntel portieres, which are fin
ished with pretty top dado and fringe
top and bottom In a variety of artistic
colorings regular $5 values
ICojdaj per pair at $3.89
1:00 pieces of Jap.tnee gold crepe,
in numerous handsome decorative ef
fectsregularly sold for loc a
yard -will go Monday for...s 7-Sc
00i opaque window shades, will
bt offered tomorrow, each for..x8c
A limited lot of ladles' fine tailor
made overgaiters. with cloth-bound
iuatp will be offered tomorrow at
SUPPER FOR THREE.
Peonii" throuclmut the dWrict of Shrop
shire v ere in tie habit of sneaking of mj
Uncle Tlwmas Taylor as a miser, bat this
was a slander on the character ott&e man.
Over In Lincolnshire, many years before my
stry opens, he had been made the victim
of a designing rascal ami left heavily in
debt. He meant to pay every shilling he
owed" and in time he had a it-celpt In full
froniiCVMy creditor, lie had worked hard,
lived rhjorlj and pinched Ins pence Tor
year, and the people of Shropshire, not
understanding his worthy motive, culled
him a luiver and were not at all neighborly.
"Whei I went to live with my Uucle
Tom 'for a y-ar he was out of debt and
had money pi the house. He was a buyer
and teller of live Mock, and often he was
away and 1 was alone on the little farm.
No help was employed. The man had got
used to living alone and doing for himself,
and hf iiradi no change when able to lo so.
It devo'ved upon me to cook, milk the
oow and care for the pig and the poultry,
but I tlll had time on n.y hands for
fi-ihing and roaming aSnu'. One Octo
ber aty, i& my uncle was preparing
for a trip which would take hlin three
day or iiwre, he overhauled his money
Iwx and counted up itc contents, winch
amounted to $359. This, Uox was al
ways kept buried In one corner of the
oellar, and after the count it was ie
plaoed. We had never tailed of Job
bers but once, and then Uncle Tom Had
cautioned me not to betray the hidiug
pla.ee of the box, unlet to save myself
from torture. A $5 note and a handful
of lallver were nlways kept in an oln dbh
on Uie top Mielf of the pantry, and if hard
pressed I wne to offer that.
The day turned out dismally, and It be
gan U- rain soon after noon. The day prob
ably tniidc me nervous, for I found myself
thinking of icbbersand wondering If I had
notbettei leiuove the money- Burled where
it was a lobber might seaich all Jay.' nd
not come acios the spot, but toward night
I dug up the box and carried it out in the
rain and thrustit among the roots it arose
bush growing beside the kitchen door. Tlin
1 took the old tilth from the pantry and
covered It up in the lio'e where the box
had rested. I had no good reason for Hik
ing Uie change, and after making It was
angry with myself for being so silly. We
bad no firearm of any dcscrlpUon alxrit
the house, and though the doors were fast
ened at nlghr a push from a strong rm
would have carried any of them off their
hinges Bcroie night came on I had fin
ished my outdoor work and was feeling a
little more cheerful.
It was clo upon G o'clock and I was
eating a bowl of bread aDd milk by the
light of a candle, when the kitchen door
opened and In walked a stranger. There
were plenty of tramps about, and some cf
them were neivy fellow?, but it struck me
at onci-that lhh fellow was a more dauber
ons character. Be had an ugly, determined
look on his face, and at he smiled at me
across the table It brought out a cruel ex
pression around his mouth.
"Well, sonny," he began, after a look
around, ''you don't seem to haieno vord
of welcome for a "iMtor."
"Who are you?' I asked.
"As to that, names don't count- What I
wants Is a cheerful welcome Mipper a -'fpc
a mug o' something perhaps a bed. I
begs your parding fur not knockiu' on the
door, but you needn't furglt yer majuere
'caute I did. Am I invited tosupper?"
I asked him to sit down to thp table, and
a minute later 1 placed a bowl of L.Hk
and a half a loaf bread before him. He
ate racnouslv, and without a word be
tween mouthfi.ls. For five minutes I had a
good lil: at him and I sized hlin up as a
"More!" re: growled as he Tinishcd what
I had given hlin.
Tbrre was another halt loaf and a full
pan of milk. He filled his bowl and emptied
it twice over, audwhen he hadfmi6heditho
pulled a ditty pipe from his pocket and said
"There's tobacco lynlng around hers,
and I want i pipe o it before I begin to
lly uncle always kept a box of smoking
tobacco on the shelf, and I reached It
down. The fellow looked at me in a very
ugly way as he filled and lighted his pipe,
and he had taken a dozen whiffs before
he thickly obserred:
"Tho uncle u away and you are all alone
I've come Tur the moncv in the house. If
you gltes it up without any nonsense 1
takes it and goes on. If you don't I ties
you up aud burns your feet with the candle
'till you thinks you is a Tophet. Which
ever way t I "m bound to git the boodle,
na it youV3 Pt sense.you won't make me
trouble. Win ya jrc It up?"
"There is no nsjny lu tlie houie," I
7tli St., run
to 704-706 K
"THE DEPENDABLE STORE."
Tomorrow wc place on sale 300
pieces of pretty dotted and stripe hwIss
for curtains and hangings -15 inches
wide -which regularly sells at
lc a yard -and offer it for..x3 !-2c
Tomorrow we shall offer you brass
drapery pins, but for the one
day only, per dozen at 2 l-2o
The regular 50c satin faced tapes
try, 50 incites wide, will be of
fered tomorrow, per yard, at. ...290
Thp regular 9Sc quality 6-quarter
chenille table covers; will go
Monday for 590
The regular 50c sort of cocoa door
mats, for vestibule and front door,
will go for 350
A larger si7e of the same cocoa door
mats, which sells regularly at
75c, will bo offeredfor 490
Tomorrow you may take fine Smyrna
rugs of extra heavy quality -size 3 by
6 feet which regularly sells
for 54.50, at $2.89
30 by GO in. pretty Japanese art
square,, wuch as sell regularly
for $2.50, will go for $1,65
9 by 7 1-2 wool ingrain floor rugs,
Which regularly sell for $C50,
will go tomorrow for $4,75
A Iargersize. 0 by 1 2 ft., woollngrain
floor rug, which are worth
$10, will go tomorrow for..$'7,.98
A lot of 500 pretty Bagdad couch
covers, nvhich have been selling for
$2.50, will go- tomorrow
Sofa pillow cases, 9c.
Tomorrow you may havca lot of very
pretty bofa pillow covers, size 20 by
20 in. made of fancy material on both
bides -for i)c.
boldly replied, locking him square in the
eyes as I Mild It.
"Tutl tut; ly, but don't give me any
such yarn as that. Tom Taylor always
leaves money behind hlin when ho goes
out. It's fur jou to hand it over within
three minutes or take th consekences,
and them couekunces won't be very funny,
I can tell joul"
I was afraid of him, you may believe,
but yet not so badly as to think .t gi ing
up the money-box at this simple demand.
He was regarding im with a crafty,
cruel look-, and I was about to deny that
there was any money in the house, when
the door softly opened and a man sprang
into the room and dealt the stranger a
blow on the head that tumbled him off
his chair like a bag of sand. Before I
could make out what manner of man the
new arrival wau, he knelt upon the other
and called to me:
"Here, boy, find me some f-tout lashings
for this fellow's ankles and wrists, and I'll
soon make him hnrmless."
Unacr the idea that the new arrival was
an officer of the law and was making the
othet his prta'iiei, I ran for the clothes
line hanging at the door, and in two minutes
he had hb man securely tied. Then hedrcw
the tl)! iiiicoi-woiir form to one side anl
straightened up to his full height. He was
alK) a tough-looking customer too tough
looklug to be an pfficer of the law- ah 1
reasons! He was not so tall as the oth t.
but much stouter, and Ins voice was .-ot
at all pleasant as he said:
"Now, yon cub, don't sit there like a
"ocl but stir around and put on supper f( r
me! D'ye Imagine I ain't hungry after an
all-day's tramp through rain and mud?"
"Tl.erc' only milk to be had," I said fro.a
the Tar sid.j of the tabid.
"1 must have better than that!' he
growled. "You have meat and 'caters
andflour In the house, and no doubt you -an
cook. A way wit b ye and git me up a good
Yes, we had meat and potatoes and
flopr, and there was also cofree in the
canli-ter There was no fire In the .stove,
but I kindled one and went to cooking.
I could have rushed across the room and
out of the door at any moment, but,
fctrangely enough, the idea never came to
me. It would have been the plan or a
bright boy to make a bolt for it, get the
money frcm under the rose busti, and
i-kip to the village for police assistance,
but thlntrs had come upon me so suddenly
and to queerly that I moved about as one
In a dream The ruffian who had beu
assaul'.d soon recovered consciousness,
and when he discovered whnt had hap
pened he was more than furious. Whll-j
the two had no acquaintance, they cer
tainly lKlonged to the uame ilk. This
was marie plain by tho -nurds of the hint
arrival when Lc- said:
"It's no use kicking, old man; I've b-jon
Intending to visit this crib for many months
pai-t, hut 1 never got amund to It 'till
now. Now, when I gits here and finds a
bloke in poEsetslon and about to lav liandu
on the boodle, why, my plan is to provont
him if I can, and I think I have. When I
hasthecash In mv pocket and an hour'bi-tart
thecub here can cast you loose."
In thecoursc of hulf an hourl had supper
on the table for the man, and he eat down
and ate with tremendous appetite. As he
atn the othnt cursed and threatened, but
neither addressed a word tn me. Not a
scrap of food was left on the table as the
man shoved back, bit a piece orf a plug jf
tobacco, and then turned to me to oay:
"Boy, there's money In this crib, and I'm
here to git it. Bring it out at once."
"Uncle Tom took every bhlillng with
hlin," I replied, as I btood before him.
''Eh7 Lh"' So Uncle Tom left no money
behind? Maybe he didn't, but I'm going to
haveatry forlt. Thestorelsgoodandhot.
and after you have taken a seat on it two
or three timet: perhaps you'll remember
that Uncle Tom left a suug bit of money
'Take off these cords and let's make
a fair divvy of it," coaxingly suggested
the reliow on tho floor. 'i know how
to get at the boy and the money. He
was going to give it up when you
jumped in to play a dirty trick on a square
'Will you hand me over the box!" de
manded Number Two, paying no atteution
to the other's words.
'There Isno box in the house."
"'Boy, I'll burn you alive!" he hissed
at me across the table. ''Don't He to
me, 'cause I know yer lyin'. I'm here Tor
the box, and I'd have It If I had to do for
halt a dozen fools like you. Will you bring
I was atwut to offer to go down cel
lar and unearth the dish I had pl.mtel
in place of the kix, when the kitchen
dor opened for the third time. The man
at the table had his back to it. wMin t
faced it. As the door swung back I saw
7th St., running-
to 704-706 K
$10 Coats, $3.98.
Seems hardly possible but here they
are ready for your selection. A lot of
heavy quality curled astrakhan jack
ets, hair satin lined black kersey Jack
ets, all satin lined, and made either
with shield front or notch collars
and also very stylish, tight-fitting ker
sey Jackets handsomely braided and
some of them trimmed with genuine
marten fur all satin lined some of
which are worth $12 and not one has
ever sold for less than $10. 1'ou get the
choir of any of them tomorrow
Tor just $3.98
$8 Capes, $2.98.
A lot of stylish Persian lamb and
Trench kersey capes, in the most de
sirable lengths richly braided and jet
ted, and some of them trimmed with
real marten fur while others have
Thibet trimmings made with the new
empire back as stylish garments as
you will find anywhere and worth
$7 and $8 will be offered
tomorrow for $2.98
9-qunrtcr "Cohasset" bleached sheet
ing, which sells rcgularlyfor 22cn yard
will be oifered tomorrow
for 18 l-2c
G-quarter Mohawk bleached sheeting,
you muy have tomorrow for
the unusually low price of... .10 l-2o
81 by 90 "Lockwood" ready-made
sheets, very carefully finished
will be offered tomorrow for....3ec
G3 by 90 hemstitched sheets, all
ready for ube, will go jutt for this
one day at 39
firs' a hand grasping a short iron bar.
Then came the arm the body ti.e head
aud feet of a man and the arm reached
out and di'llvered a blow which fclckened
me as it fell upon the bare head of tho
man at the tabic. Over he went with a
trafeli, and I s-aw before me a man even
more rough in drcs and tougher in general
looks than the two who had preceded hlin.
'They shouldn't have done it," ho
aid as ho shut the door behind hlin and
looked atKiut the room. "This watf my
Job, and ir two such blokes as these trr-ju
to cut me out. they inui-t take what I glvs
'em. I'll lie this one up as a match for flu
There was plenty of cord left for this
purpose and In two minutes he had rriy.Eec
ond caller alongside of the first. ThenJ.c
turned to me and ordered me to prepare hha
a supper. He was byfai the ugliest of the
trio, hut when No. 2 came to his senses and
Joined No. 1 in cursing and abusing hirn
heonlylaughed at them. I should have tried
to get out of the house after his advent, hnt
he purposelycut off theonly way of retreat.
He had much to say to the men giving
them as good as theyfeent.but nota Avdrdto
me until he dreew up to the tabic Thn
he gave nie a bliarp looking oevr and said:"
"J never hurts a kid unless tho kid wants
to be hurted. Then I hurts him in a way
to cripple him fur life. If jou don't nnot
to be lrirteu you will git out the old man's
moncv box arore I have done eating "
"There Is no money box in the lnJiibc," I
"That's so, and I'll swear to It," added
the two men on the floor in chorus.
"I begs yer humble parding," continued
Number Three as he leered at me, "but I
has to differ with you. It'seither themoney
box or I takes you in hand and teaches you
to speak the truth. Come, now, but be
lively about It."
"There's a dish down cellar with a little
money in it,' I ald as he began devouring
the food, "but Uncle Tom has no money
box." "Yer needn't say no more!" growled
the man as he pointed his finger at me.
"In about two minutes I'll be ready to at
tendto yourcase. Ifye gits cut and slashed
and burnt doii't blame me fur it."
Then a silence fell upon us all, and tor
the next two minutes I could hear every
beat of my heart. I was getting terribly
frightened, and had almost made up my
mind to give up the box, when the kitchen
door swung back with a bang and in
walked foui policemen from the village sta
tion. Icb one had a pistol In his hand,
and the man at the table wheeled around
to realize that he had no show. The two
on the floor broke out with rejoicings.
"Well, gents," said Nimber Three us he
turned to his knife and fork, "I'm io fool
to fight foui men, and when I rinlshea
this gn.V we'll take a walk together and
Lave no haid feelings about it. The three
of U3 dropped In here to git outof the rain,
and we'll drop out 'cause we wants to git
It W8M the last-comer who had been
seen prowling around, and spotted as a
suspicious character, and the police had
tracked him about until they located him
at Uncle Tom's. The three were taken
away together, and on my testimony they
got five years apiece in prison. The first
two had nothing to bay, but the last one
"If I'd onlj gone at the kid and made
dog's meat of him afore supper, I'd have
got the money and bin a mile away afore
the beaks showed up."
CHARLES B. LEWIS.
United States Tobacco Co. Fails.
Rlchmond,Ta.,Dec.4. TlieUnlted States
Tobacco Company assigned today with
$30,000 liabilities; the assets are not given.
J. Wright Is made trustee. Heis instruct
ed to convert the assets into cash and
divide the proceeds proportionately among
the stockholders. Frederick Myers was
president of the company.
Captain of Cornell's Eleven.
Itliaca, N. Y., Dec. 4. Daniel M. Mc
Laughlin was this afternoon elected cap
tain of the Cornell 'Varsity football eleven
for the next year. McLaughlin played
right tackle this year and was also en
the '91 'iind '95 'varsity teams.
At the End of a String,
(rrem the Atchison Globe.)
The laugh or professionally amiable peo
ple begins to sound in time like the laugh
you get out of a doll by pulling a btrlng
attached to its body.
No Hoorn to Spare.
(From the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.!
"Smithcrs is positively the most inhos
pitable man I ever saw."
"YeR; I never knew him even to eurer
tain au idea-'
Monday -wo shall offer you 15 pieces
of 5-1-iucb double-faced table
pa'dding, of extra heavy qual
ity which sells regularly for yy-T
48c.a yard-at ' Jri$L
Never have such sensational prices been
quoted for Wraps of such high quality as
these. From the lips of our palrons come ex
pressions of wonderment at the values offered
without doubt the most remarkable ever on
record. More for Monday's sale as big in
point of value as any yet offered.
Child's $5 coats, $1.98.
A lot of about 125 children's and
misses' coals, bought for a nominal fig
ure, go in Monday's sale at a price that
will send the mothers here in a hurry.
They're made of pretty striped cloth,
in such colors as red, green and brown
blue and are made with new empire
back collars neatly trimmed with sou
tache braid In bUes up to 14 years.
These garments would be considered
good value at $5 the price they have
' nlways sold for. During Monday's
, sale you may have the choice
of them for $1.98
$15 coats, $6.98.
Great, indeed, is the power of cash.
It lias brought to you these wonderful
values. Lot of very stylish Imported
tan kersey tailor-made jackets, either
in top coat or shield front styles
finely finished with seams regular
$15 garments the world over. Tako
your choice of them tomorrow
90 by 00 New York Mills ready-made
sheets, as good as any sold will
be offered tomorrow for 490
Gantoti flannel of extra heavy qual
itywhich sells regularly at 12 l-2o
a yard -will be offered to
morrow for t l-2o
100 pieces of light and dark outing
flannel the regular 10c qual
itywill go tomorrow for Q l-2o
Full yard-wide "Fruit of the Loom"
muslin, will go tomorrow, per yard,
at the very extraordinary price
of ..5 3-4o
CIIEXEY SEEKING PAHDOX.
One of ii Notorious Gang- of Train
New Vork.Ded'l. -Alfred Cheney, one of
the famjua Chene5. brothers, is miking an
erfort to get ou of the Kings county
penitentiary, where he la serving a iff
cenbmce. The brothers were well known
an tho ert severpaears ago, but since the
Indiai. Territory train robbery, for hU
alleged connectlonwlth whioh Cheney is
now in prison, they have been almost for
gotten, - Cheney's two brothers w ere hniugiri for
their hiiare Injthe trnin robbery ond he
came uearBbiylng their fate. There was
imo. titiupjgihte his actual participation
lntrJroVriw-ever, and this faved
him Troin MChD jstSiffolri.
i A numceriGTapTominent men have inter
ested themselveavin Cheney during the
paft tvi yeari.and are doing their utmost
to get the Trtslbent to rardon him. Tlmv
j .haw looked carefully into his case and tay
inar it looks very much as tluvigh Cheney
wasn victim of. the prejudice against his
famiij in the Indian Territory.
His claim that he was twenty miles away
f ion. the scene of the robbary on the night
it ocemred seems to be true, and there is
a possibility that when the President nab
a chance to weigh the evidence he will
The hold-up torik place at Pryor's Creek,
in the frill of 3803. It was one of the
famous train robberies of recent years, not
on account of the amount of. money stolen,
but because of its humorous features. At
least two of the.Cheeny boys and a des
perado knownas "Dynamite Jack" were
engage? in it.
The trio boarded the train at a small
way-station, and began operations when
Pryor's Creek was reached. The men
had revolvers in their pockets, but Dyna
mite Jack thought it would be fun to
bluff the pabMjngers Instead of intimidat
ing them with real firearms. He had a
glass bottle made in the shape of a re
volver and full of whisky. He whipped
this out and made the passengers throw
up their handb.
Then the Cheney boys went down the
aisle relieving the passengers of their
valuables. When they had secured every
thing of value in the car. Dynamite Jack
pulled the bell-rope, and as the train slowed
up he threw the glass revolver on the floor
and sn.ashed it.
Then he laughed In the faces of the passengers-,
called them a lot of cowards, rnd,
with the Gheney boys, jumped from the
The others concerned denied that Alfred
Cheney had anj-thlng to do with the rob
bery. SCHOOL MONEY GONE.
A Deficit of S20.000 Which Cannot
Lanoostcr,Pa.,Dec.4. Tuere Is consider
able uneasiness felt by the city school
board over the condition of its finances,
which are in a bad shape as reported by
the school board finance committee, which
reports a deficiency of $14,S0O.
To this amoupl must be added ?5,000
more for the salary of the treasurer and
secretary, making the total deficiency near
ly $20,000. Tcf make the situation worse,
the present deficiency Is the accumulation
of fcerr years past.
The committed1 points out that the
school board niost economize, but as to
how it shall obey thfe injunction nothing
Is said. ,!
The judiciary "committee of the board,
In commenting upon thu compulsory edu
cation act, is of the opinion that the law
relating to lbemalntenance of a special
school for ineligible children is not prac
ticable, and ag the law that requires the
employment of an attendance officer bus
been questioned as to its constitutionality,
the board will' riot enforce It.
The reports show that there are 5,591
childrei- attending the schools of the
"Untie iram'j, Methods.
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
United States Treasury Officer There Is
one of the most bklllrul young women we
have. She can take tho pieces of a Treas
ury note that a rat has chewed till it looks
like bran, paste them together and put the
note into itsoilglnal shape without missing
a scrap Here is a $1 bill she restored the
other day. It had gone through a coffee
Visitor It's wonderful. How much do
you pay her?
Treasury Officer She gets 55 a day.
Visitor How long did it take her to do
that piece of Work?
Treasury Officer She did it in two days.
Visitor Huh! It looks to me as if TJnule
Bam had lost about 50 on the Job
EAGER FOR GREEN GOODS
New York Shoemaker Spends
$300 for Slips of Paper.
THOUGHT HE HAD $3,000
Told the Police lie Knew Ho "Was
JJnyiiiL: Counterfeit Stuff, Uut In
tended to Hund the Violators of
the Ln-w Over to the Police
Came All the "N'uy From Erie.
New 1'ork, Dec. 4. An old man and a
young man with a small tin box under his
arm came out of a saloon at No. 109
Flushing street, Long Island City, crossed
the Newtown Creek bridge, recrosbed the
bridge to the Long Island City ilde, and
then stopped and talked earnestly for a
mlnuto or two. Suddenly the old man
started and ran aloug Vernon aveirio to
ward Flushing street. "Stop himl" the
joung man shouted, as he started In pur
suit. At Flushing street he overtook the
old man and seized bira by the overcoat
As he did so the old man raised his right
arm, but his captor cornered him with a le
volver and held lilin.until Policeman Hunt
arrived.-To the policeman the young man,
who is Louis Mesharka, a shoemaker, of
No. 1G08 Holland street, Erie, Pa., ex
plained that the old man had tak;n him
to tho Flushing street saloon and had sold
him 3,000 worth of money for 5300.
Mesharka said he had the money In the
box under his arm and wanted the old
man to stop while he examined the con
tents of the box. The old man at first
consented and then tried to run away.
"Green goods!" exclaimed the policeman
as he took both men to the Second pte
cinct police station.
rollce Captain Buschmann, with I'e
tectlve Burden and Policeman Hunt, hur
ried to the Flushing street saloon. On the
second floor they found the door of the
front roam locked and burbt It in. In a
desk they discovered some slips ,f light
blue paper cut to the size of dollar bills,
some clippings of advertisements and some
telegraph blanks. A small key found in
desk ritted the tin box Mesharka supposed
The old man described himself as Eugene
Sullivan, of Wjthe aenue, Brooklyn. He
said that he was employed by an insurance
agent whose office was In the front room on
tho second floor of the saloon.
Mesharka said that several days ago he
recelvedaclrcularotferlngmoney that could
not be told from genuine bills at a very low
rate. After some correspondence he left
Erie on Wednesday night with $300 to
invest iu $3,000 worth of the "money.''
According to instructions ho went to New
ark, N. J., and registered at the Continental
Hotel as "L. Heshark," and waited for a
representative of tho "green goods" iren
to call upon him. He said that Sullivan
came to the hotel yesterday morning and
aked for him, and together they went to
Long Island Cltv.
Mesharka, in the room of the saloon, met
a young man of medium height with a
light complexion and light mustache, to
whom he handed $300 in gold bills. He
says he miw the man count out $3,J00
In new bills and place them in a tin box,
which he locked and handed to Mesharka,
who then started away with the old man,
McsharV a told the police he knew that
he was puichaslng counterfeit money, hut
that It was his intention to turn the gieen
gwds men ever to the police after nuking
"How did you expect to get your 5300
b:ick"-' asked Capt. Buschmaun.
"I expected to get It from the law,"
said the shoemaker.
" hen Capt. buhchmann opened the tin
box and showed Mesharka that it con
tained only slips or blank paper with a new
one-dollar billon lop he was very much sur
piired. "Why, I saw him put the other bill3 In
the box myself," he exclaimed.
Sullivan, the alleged "steerer," was ery
non-comiPunicative. He sakl that he would
not talk until he had seen counsel. No in
formation could be obtained at the Flush
ing btreet saloon. It was in charge of a
Gennan, who said he did not know the
name of the proprietor. The sign over the
saloon door reads "Emmet Hotel," and
another sign on the building gives the
name of "H. Livingstone" as proprietor,
but the police say the place changed hands
alic-ut a week ago.
THE PANAMA CANAL.
The Work on the Great Ditch Is
(From the New Orlcanb Picayune.)
"Ther- Is not the slightest doubt that the
Panama Canal will be an accomplished fict
within ten years," said Alfred Ahrling,
civil engineer, of Stockholm, Sweden, who
is stopping atthe Cosmopolitan, to the Pica
yune represet tative last night.
Mr. Alullng spent three jcars as one of
the cl 11 engineers or the great project, and
only recently severed his connection with
the new Pauama Canal Company, which is
now prosecuting the work, he sajt, with a
force of about 2,000 men
"The work is being now adanced with
great adroitness and remarkable economy
and system," said he to the Picayune man.
"And I am free to hay that if the-first com
pany had husbanded its $000,000,000
which it expended on this project the
Panama Canal would be very, very near
completion today. There "was a great deal
of waste, as the world knows pretty gen
erally, in this first management, aud the
evidences of this waste are, in fact, to he
seen even tmlo today. M. Hutiu is now the
director general, and M.Maugethemanager
in chief. Their administration thus far re
flects greatest credit upon their ability aud
judgment. "With the means at hand, which
are comparatively slender, they are ac
complishing wonders. They have spent
about $5,000,000 up to date, and if the
funds hold out a little longer there is no
doubt that the work will be successfully
brought to a close, and It cannot be possi
ble that the funds for the enterprise shall
not bo forthcoming.
"The work is now being concentrated
upon the mountain ridge betweei Empera
dor and Mercfloures, a stretch of which
Culebra is the center and about the high
est point to be cut through. The hills
along here rise to a height of some GOO
feet, and aUuit 200 feet have been shaved
off this allttu.de They are of a sand
stone nature, and blasting is done to ad
vantage. The entire stretch yet to be
cut through is about nineteen miles, for
the canal on the Atlantic side has been
completed to Bohlla and on the Pacific to
"The wuter-level plan, which was that
first figured on, has been abandoned, and
tho canal will have, according to later and
better-advised engineers, to be divided
by seven locks, stationed at intervals.
This is done for the reason that the differ
ence in the tide ol the Atlantic and the Pa
cific Is something in the neighborhood of
twenty-two feet. The tide on the Paciric
coast rlspH to twenty-four feet, while that
on the Atlantic rises to only two, and it
Avould consequently result that, if the
water-level plan were adopted, there would
at one time be an ungovernable flood pour
ing in from the Panama entrant-eon the
Pacific side, and at another an ebb whioh
HECHT & COMPANY--TheonlrluUes'-men',- chUdrea's exclu
lu v . . vv-'1Tit-rt1 '""slvely ready-made eloihlns? store la the city,
with the only credit system that b really liberal, free, and equitable ana which, is really
8 extra salesladies did duty in the cloak par
lors Friday and yesterday. The demand was ex
traordinary, despite the inclement weather.
"We request that you come earlier in the day so that you
may get proper attention.
The failure of a leading wrap
maker brings you garments at
the lowest prices you have ever
The leading- retailers of the country know the superior
stylishness and worth fulness of the garments turned out by
this maker. But he has suffered just as some of the biggest
of them have suffered and many of which have failed. He
couldn't weather the gale of dullness and consequent losses
caused by the backward weather, and so he made an assim
metit. We secured every single garment he had, and we've dis
tributed them among our s'x stores the largest portion of
which are here and will be ready Monday morning.
No values ever offered before in this city can even com
pare with those which are put before you in this sale, and
you're "offered the privileges of our liberal credit system, which
cost you nothing.
BLACK KERSEY CAPES
some trimmed with straps of same
and small silk buttons some entirely
silk lined nearly all made with "Em
pire" pleat back selling everywhere
for $4.-50 to go for
SILK SEAL PLUbH CAPES
Saltz's best silk seal plush capes
with the stjllsh "Empire" pleat back,
edged with Angora fur and lined
throughoutwithrhadamesilk the qual
ity of this plush is positively guaranteed
! capes wmen cannot be had elsewhere
under S& to go for
SILK SEAL PLUSH CAPES
Lot of handsome Saltz's best silk
seal guaranteed plus h capes, beadedand
braided, or plain silk lined fur trim
med, etc. capes which will cost you
S13 everywhere for
ELECTRIC EAL CAPES
The first quality of electric seal
capes the very "acme" of stylishness
sllkllncd and guaranteed $25 lb very,
very cheap for such quality to go for
Skirts, suits, and waist specials.
for fine figured brilliantine skirts
velvet bound percallne lined and per
fect In hang perfect in finish, too.
j $2'98 instead of $450
for those very stylish raised figure
"novelty" skirts bound with velvet
and lined with percallne; you'll be
amazed at the cheapness of these.
$6-9$ instead of $Q
for handsome brocaded gros grain silk
Bklrts best of linings and velvet bound
with the stylish hang $9 values
anywhere you go.
Any boy's $5 Suit
in this lot $2.49.
The most sensational offering of Boys
Clothes ever made. Tour unrestricted
choice or double-breasted suits, vestie
salts, and reefer suits those handsome
plaids, checks and plain black and blue
cheviots which sold for as high as
$3, for $2.49, and the privilege of
credit without extra cost. All sizes,
too rrom 3 to 15 years not the ghost
of a chance to get an lll-rittlng gar
ment. 19c for 30c knee pants.
The lot which went on sale Saturday
morning consisted of 1,000 pairs. Don't
think or them as 19c pants, because bet
ter made, bittjr fitting, or better wear
ing pants were never sold for 30c than
these are. It was by pure luck that
we got the thousand pairs to sell for
19c. And you may buy them tor cash
500 $5 reefers, $3.98.
Isn't this offering opportune? Right
when you're ready to buy the boy a
reerer we put 500 berore you 500
fine Worombo chinchilla reefers with
plaid wool lining-bound with Hercules
braid with velvet or sailor collar
which have never, nerhans.snlii rnr )
a tnau $3 for $J.9S, and with the privi
lege oi easy payments.
would leave the ships high and dry on
''There has consequently been devised a
series of locks. Two are placed at the -Atlantic
and Pacific outlets, and there are
five of them in the Intervening space. To
Bohlo, on tho Atlantic side, the canal is
filled with water from the Gulf, and to
Meroflourcs on the Pacific side, the canal
is filledwith the water of the Pacific ocean.
The lock Is opened at Panama when the tide
Is coming in, and allowed to fill the canal
and when it begins to ebb It is cloieddoivn,
allowing tho water to remain inside.
The same thing is to be done on the Atlantic
side. The Intermediate sections, which are
held in the embrace of the locks, are sup
plied by the water of the Rio Grande and
"There will be sufficient water when
these works are completed for the heaviest
ship In existence or ever to be made, as
science calculates. Tba dopth ot the canal
will be fifty feet.
"It is hardly possible that the Intelli
gence and capital of the world are going
to allow this huge enterprise, which means
so much to the commerce of all nations,
to lag for the fuckof funds. Itlstoonearly
SAcMji 515 Seventh Street.
BOUCLE COVERT JACKETS
Handsome kersey, black boucle and I
iau coverc jacKets lined handsomely
with silk some have the velvet collars
and some "storm." Thoroughly tailor
made coats which are great values at
?10 going for
lot STYLISH JACKETS
consisting or black and tan kersey3,
MIk-llned whipcords, black boucle and
cheviot Jackets some with &trap seams
and some with braid trimming some
with velvet collars nearly all all-silk
lined coats which are very cheap at
$17 to go for
VELOUR BLO U?E JACKETS
VCrV Stylish VPloiir Rliwlln hlnnu
jackets handsomelysllkapphquebraid- 1
11 Jiuiiiuu aome eugea witu marten and
some with Persian Iamb satin lined
good values at $10 to go for
CHILD'S KEXbxi 1 REEFERS
Children's plain and fancy kersey
reefers with large sailor collars made
with "Empire" pleat bnok never sold
under $-4 so early in the season for
$EJ instead .f $7
for ladlc3 black taffeta underskirts
made vith double cotdeu umbrella ruf
fle not sold anywhere under $7.
for those handsome brocaded groa
grain silk skirts lined with best perca
hne, etc. bound witu velveteen per
fect in make and fit.
ins ea : of
for a lot of ladles black taffeta silk
shirt waists with new u.cced yoke and
pleated back the Lest made waist in
Youths' $8 suits, $5.
Just 200 ot the COO that went on
sale the past week, faultb that were
made by men tailors ami of the same
handsome check, plain and plain blue
and black cassnueres .niiui-eviot.swhich
you'll find in the n.en's suts. I'ou've
the choice of single of Uouuie-breasted
styles, too. $3,insr.ja lof a what they
were made to sell for.
$T top cc as. .$4.98.
Boys' fine beaver and covert top coats
in 3 to S year sizes vnn velvet and
velvet inlaid collars -plain lining also
boys' handsome silk Astrakhan reefers
finished with pearl buttons collars
trimmed with kersey straps-to go for
Boys' $10 overcoats,
Tour choice of blue, gray and brown
misedovercoaU lined witUdoublewarp
Italian cloth-with side pockets good
warm, well wearing, worthtul garments-such
as are usually sold for S10
and these would t S10 IC we hadn't
taken the entire lot.
60c flannel waists, 39c.
Another big table will b2 piled full of
boys pleated flannel anirt waists tomor
row, and offered you for 39c. Lowest
price ever named for such a waist by
others is GOc.
completed, and there is a possibility of its
completion In the too immediate future.
If tbework i continued undersuchdlxection
as that it at present enjoys, the time is sat
far distant from Its completion. '
A Had Bargain.
(From the Chicago Newu.)
"So, you've decided not to buy !Lord
Harduppe'n castle, have you?"
"Yes," isa id .Mr. Newrocks, "he wanted
to Include lO.OuO Lotties or wine at a
dollar a Nittle, and admitted that wrae ot
It was forty years old. Why, I can get It
right from the vineyards for Iess'n thaC"
Mnltlup: Tlipin Comfortable.
(From the Atchison Globs.)
After a woman has sons-in-law and grand
children, she Li never happy unless she 1
passing things around to eat.
Do you kiiuw thut yon can havo
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