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TJEtS TIMES, WASHINGTON", AYEDSTES D A.Y , DECEMBER 8, 1897.
To the Interested Public:
X)Z3EDIEP3EDJT We have lost our case,
for the courts have decided
against the legality of the Washington
Trading Stamp Co. Like a good General,
we take our defeat gracefully, though we
are sorry that this deprives us of an oppor
tunity to give you some useful and beau
tiful article in exchange for those stamps.
We bow to the inevitable and to the wis
dom of the Judge who has so decided. But
we made you a promise to redeem in cash
every green stamp issued by us. We are
now ready to live up to that promise.
Bring your stamps and bocks to us and
those that compare with the stamps we
have issued will receive cash for same.
More we cannot do, and more you do not
expect of us.
Some merchants may find a great
pleasure in the verdict rendered, because
they were not among the patrons of the
Washington Trading Stamp Co. We have
always been known as leaders in Wash
ingtonalways the first to share val
ues and profits with you whenever we
could. The Washington public has stood
by us nobly during our fight for their
rights, and the many encouraging expres
sions received from thousands of our pa
trons, unsolicited, and our plucky endeavor
to have our rights satiated, stimulated
us to secure the very best legal talent to
fight our battles and yours.
ITnd wo snccpeileil, there would huvc been n great
many faniillOH in tVnsulngtoii who would have received use
ful and beautiful nre.s. nl.s in exchange for their stamp books.
Now, as it is. we are prevented from currying out our good
intentions, and we ft el with you that this is now to be a
thing of memory. But liuek to iik ns you have been do
ing, and remernbor tuut wo will always give you the very
best values that clever buying could uccoinplish.
IjiUKburgh's name shnll flaunt before yon us before, always
maintaining the supremacy which they have enjoyed for the
past thirty-even years for fair dealing, honest selling and
lowest possible prices.
And in continuance of our good intentions toward you, and
our desire to show 3-on that we mean to do nil that it is
possible to do to reluvo uiir uniui a: toe disappointment of
not receiving the present you had set your mind on in ex
ehuuge for the stamps, wo will from this day on until
tlie 1st of January allow you u discount of
5 per cent on all cash purchases.
This will in a great measure atone for what we
intended you should have when we started fn giv
ing the trading stamps.
Remember that rrom today on you are entitled
to a discount of FIVE PER CENT on all cash
Now, there is no doubt in our minds that we will have imi
tators In this ns well as we had some who frowned on the
Trading Stamp Co.' methods when tney found that they
could not come in under that head. Some will no doubt now
do as we are doing, offering you Five l'er Cent, some even
more. But the sworn airiduvit, here atluched, that we
did dot raie the prices of our goods one fraction of u cent
holds good here as it did then. What we were after was
giving yon something which other merchants would not
give. We did it. We made you happy for the lime being, and
it made our establishment the busiest one in the city. Wo
knew it would create envy. We are not surprised nt it.
But we feel proud in the knowledge that we can hold our
heads as liiirli as any of them, feeling and ltnowlng that wo
hold a foremost place in the estimation of the Washing
ton Shopping Public.
Not alone will we continne to head the procession
wherever honefc values, honest methods, are concerned, but
we will go a step furtuer and reiterate ttint which we have
so often told you- if we do not sell you the best merchan
dise for the least money, we don't want your money. What
we were after was the continuance of your trade, and wo
will use every effort to retain your continued good will.
Bring your Matnp Book to us--those stamps you re
ceived from us and we will redeem them in cash. That
is Fair that is Honest. That is the way Lansburgli & Bro.
act toward those who have nlwaj's clung to them during
any part of their thirty-seven years in your midst.
MAD THIS SI0RH STATEMENT.
Messrs. Lansburgh & Bro.:
jjgy-We, the undersigned, heads of twenty of tub most
important doparrments in your establishment, here
by solemnly swear that not a yard nor a piece of merchan
dise has been advanced In price one fraction of a cent since
you signed the contract with the Washington Trading' Stamp
Bedwcar Department. Lan L. Mayer.
Silk Department Morris Lyon.
Dress Goods Depc J. H. Michaelis.
Velvet Department H. G Brlnkley.
Cloth Department ha-. M. Wallingsford.
Cloak Department W. F. Murphy.
BlacV: Goods Dept J. H. Hennago.
Art Embroidery Dept Lena Lerch.
Upholstery Department C. H. "Wiley.
Remnant Department L. Goldsmith.
Ladies' Underwear Dept N. Sullivan.
Ribbon Dept Jessie Brinkley.
Hosiery Department Minnie Hecht.
Men's Furnishing Dept L L Holbrook.
Cotton Underwear Dept Annie Nolte.
Gingham Department "VV. G. Hunter.
Flannel Department Geo. W. Trail.
Linen Department W. G. Kelly.
Sateen Department J. E. Smith.
Men's Underwear Depi Abe Gradwohl.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 30th day of Octo
ber, A D. 1897.
(Seal) H. R. HOWEN'STEIN,
Notary Public, District of Columbia.
The forowing: represents a list of the hooks given out by us. These
aggregate 170 books, each hook containing five thousand Green Trad
ing (5,000) Stamps, making a total number .of eight hundred and fifty
thousand (850,000) Stamps which were given out by us in a period of
less than two months. Any one having stamps corresponding with
these numbers will kindly underline them with ink and return them to
us any day, beginning FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, when we will redeem
any such stamps In cash value, as promised by us long ago, before the
decision was rendered by the court.
October 7. 1M7. stamp Pad R 324, 323, 32G, and 327.
October 14, 1S97. Stamp Pad B 383, 384, 385 and 337.
October r,, 1897. Stamp Pad B 411, 412, 413, and 414.
October 19, lfc97, Stamp Pad B 436, 437, 433, and 439.
October 21, 1SS7, Staicp Pad B 448, 449, 4."0. and 451.
October 21. 1S97, Stamp Pad B 457, 4.58, -159, and 460.
October 25, If 97, Stamp Pad F 302, 303, 304, and 305,
October 20, 1S97, Stamp Pad F ..340, 341, 342, and 343.
October 27, 1S97, i Stamp Pad F 357, 3G8, 359, and 3G0.
Octobei 2s, 1897, Mamn Pad F 372, 373. 374, and 375.
October 29, 16i)7.Stnn Pad 1" 398, 399, 400, and 401.
October 30, 1S97, Ptatap Pad F 422, 423, 424, and 425.
Ootober30.1b97, Stamp Pad F 431, 432, 433, and 430.
October 30, 1S97, Stamp Pad F 437, 43S, 439. and 440.
November 2, 1897, Stamp Pad F 4Sl. 482. 4S3, 4S4. and 485
November 2, lsS7. Stamp Pad F 4SC, 4S7, 488, 489, an l 490.
November 3, 1897, Stamp Pad F 496, 497, 498, 409,andHll7
November 4. 1697, SUtinp Pad II 134, 130, 138, 110, and 111
Xovembe? . li-97. Stamp Pad II Hi"., 126, 137, 139, and 140.
November s, 1S97, tanp Pad II 151, 152, 153. 154. and 155
November 9 1S97 Stamp Pad 11 163, 169. 170, 171, and 172.
November 10. IgWanipl'adH 177, 178, 179, 180,andlSl.'
Xoven.lHr 13,1 fi97. Stamp Pad 11 331, 332, 333, 334, and 335.
Noven ber 10. iV7, Stamp Padl! 217, 218, 219 220, and 221
November lg, 1897, Stamp Pad II 224, 225, 220, 227. and 223
Noven.lh r 20, 1S97, Stamp Padlf 149, 150, 105, 107. and 182.
Novembers, 1897. Stamp Pad II" 18G. 187. 188. 189. and 190.
November 24, 1SS7, Stamp Tad IF 191. 192, 193, 194. and 105.
November 27. 1897. Stamp Pad If 198, 199, 200, 201, ami 2m2.
November 29, 1897, Stamp PadH 20G. 207, 208, 209. ami 210.
December 1, 1S97 . stamp Pad H 211, 212, 213. 2l4,and222.
December 2, 1897 stamp Pad 'II... 223 229, 230, 231, and 232.
December 3. 1P97. Stamp Pad H 233, 234, 235 236, and 237.
December G. 1897, Stamp Pad ir 255. 260. 261, 2G2, and 'J.C
LANSBURGH & BRO.,
420422, 424, 426 Seventh St.
SOCIETY GOES A-SHOPPIHG
Dolls With Soulful Eyes in Great
Be in and.
Mit.H Mnrion Pellew Presented ni a
0.ea Ladles of the Cabinet Will
:Not Receive Today.
Mrs. Henry E. Pellew presented lier young
daughter, Mh Marion Pcllow, ata 5 o'clock
tea yesterday attemoon, which was the oc
casion of one of the largest and most
distinguished gatherings of the season.
The large drawing room of the handsome
residence on Massachusetts avenue wis
massed with rosea of every hue, together
with violets and orchids -which were the
graceful tributes of friends to the irsiiy
girl making her entrance to the cocial
MrN rtllew.in an elegant toilet of Unck
satin and chiffon, received the guests,
assisted by the debutante, who, wearing
a girlishly Minnie gown of white moussellne
de soic, was an fresh and sweet as the rosea
that formed tier Louquet.
Tlie oilier ladies of the receiving party
were Miss Kathleen Owen, Miss Henrietta
Sands, Miss, Sarah Walker, Miss CunrfoUo
Hopkins, .Miss Mabel Howard, Miss Helen
Ffoulke, Miss Christine Owens MrB. Janin,
Mrs. W. O. Itlce, Mrs. James Lowndes, M-s.
Richard Mulligan, Mr. Kichard Davenport
and Mrs-. Luquer. Mrs. Janin and Mr3.
Davenport, presided at the tea table which
was decoraied with pink roses and maiden
hair ferns, together with pink cawilesthat
burned under ruee-capped shades. Mrs.
Pellew and Miss Pellew -will be at home
Fridays throughout the season.
Speaker and Mrs. Reed and Miss Kalte
Arlue Reed will spend tlie winter at the
Shorehnm in the apartments they occupied
Mrs. Sternberg will entertain at luncheon
December 10 iu honor of Mrs. nobart.
Mrs. Edward Funke, of Chicago, Is the
guest of Mrs- James Kennedy, of Fifteenth
Out of respect for tlie President tlie
ladies of tlie Cabinet will not receive to
day. Society went shopping yesterday. At
midday the business thoroughfares were
thronged with Mich an army of furred and
feathered feminluitj that one could not
resi3t u sigh for that other furred and
feathetet. army that had died to cloak
and bonnet the crowd.
The Chrlstinascounters were banked three
deep, and what -with the whizz of cash
!kxcs tlie Hums and tinkles and buzzes or
every sort of toy under the sun, and the
hub bub of holiday traffic, the day was
as merry xs a fair.
If tlie iiiinble crutches of dear Jennie
Wrenn comd swing her from her home In
Dickcnsiauti, -vve could keep her so busy
dressing historic dolls that she wouldn't
have a minute from now till the day after
Christmas to give to her back and legs.
Tlie demand for undressed dolls for char
acter costumes Is greater titan ever this
year. A young matron from one of the
legation- complained yesterday to a good
natured clerk that she had ransack d
every .-lore in the city and failed to fml
a doll -with the soulful eyes suitable or
Joan of Arc. To look like the savior of
Franco and a candidate for sainthood,
seems a good deal to ask of a doll!
The fairy tales kept abreast with the
doll trade, and, as usual, no authors seemed
so popular as Andersen and Grimm. One
of these days when somebody organizes a
society for the prevention of cruelty of
stepmotr-ers, these same talcs will be held
responsible for many an unpleasant home.
Whoever heard of any fairy talc, indee 1,
that ever had a kind -word for a second
wife or e en an eider sister?
It is always the ugly girl who talks
toads, and youtn and beauty are all '-hat
is necessary to win the heart of the prince!
Then society lunched. It Is perfectly
dellcldusto watch a ilch, pampered woman
take a shopping snack down town. She is
like a schoolgirl on a holiday, and not
only does slip eat her cream puff and drink
her coffee with tlie zest of a hunter, but
there nre times when she even nibbles the
last sugar lump out of the tiny bowl and
drains the last drop of her cream.
Truly, there are some delightful women
in Washington, and they never show to
morenaturaladvantage than whenshoppmg
and Iuncuing down town.
Cnpt. I. W. Stone and family are es
tablished in their handsome new residence.
No. 7 Twelfth street southeast, whore
they will be pleased to sep their friends.
Mrs. Lee, Miss Lee and Miss Florence Lee
-will return to the city In a few days r.nd
resume their apartments at the Shoreham.
Mrs. Hunt will not come to Washington
with them, but will remain throughout
the winter In Boston-
Mrs. Frederick F. Schrader gave a box
party at the Academy Monday night, in
honor or her husband's play, ''At the
French Ball.", Among her guests were
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bailey,
of Capitol Hill, and her uncle, Hon. R. A.
Moseley, cC Alabama. Others of the party
were Assistant Secretary of War Meikle
john, Assistant Postmaster General and
Mrs. Heath, Repiescntative and Mrs. David
A. Mercer, Representative and Mrs. Charles
F.Joy, of St Louis, and Assistant Commis
sioner of the Land.Office Mondell.
Mrs. Herlwrt, Gouvcrneuf Ogden, and
Miss Mary Augusta Ogden will entertain
at an afternoon tea Thursday, December
10, at their home, 1010 RIggs Place.
The Green Spring Valley Clubliou.se,
near Baltimore, was the Kcenu of hi-il-
J liant Kicial gatherings both afternoon ind
evening, -uoiiuu, ut me reception ana tea
to which the older guests were invited
from 4 to 6 o'clock, and at the dance 'or
the younger element after 8 o'clock, w'ioh
were given by Mr.-. Joseph C. Whitney to
her niece, Miss Gorman, who is also Ibe
niece of the Senator from Maryland, and
one of tl.e most charming debutantes the
Additional attraction was given to the
always iuturestrnir clubhouse bv Urn ebib-
orate floral decorations of various colored
roses and chrysanthemums and the artistl v
ally arranged greenr. The lights were
.-haded to match the flowers, each room
glowing -with a varied color. The dance
was particularly enjoyable, as the panifi
pant included almost the entire cnerlfi
of debutantes and the younger married
women, together with a number of young
peoplcfroin Mils city, who were transported
to the clubhouse and hack to Washington by
a specinl car.
Miss Carrie Brooks, or Ainrnst-n ft .
f and Ml.-t Sallie Goldsmith, of Mount Car-
niel, Pa., were the guests of honor at the
progressive eucher party given by Miss
Eleanor Strauss yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Joy Fdson have sent
out cardb for a dancing reception Ties
day evening, December 14, to Introduce
their young danghter. Mis? Edson.
The engagement lias been announced f
Mi-. Nelly Gibson, daughter of Mr. a.
M- Gilitm. formerly of this city, to Mr
Waller K.Longsdoii,of London, England.
Continued from Fourth Page.
Secrctaij snys: "The natural deduction
from iie figures must bo that the seals
composing the so-called Prlbilot Islands
herd are rapidly decreasing. Aside from
tlie decreased catch of the sealing fleets,
that fact would seem to tie demonstrated
by the circumstances that during lri97
tlie sealing fleet was much smaller than
There was a great fulling off Jn im
migration to America during the riscal
year, as compared with the twelve months
preceding. In fact, Immigration, dining
1896-7 was the smallest since 1879.
During the year now reported 230,332 per
sons arrived, of whom 228,952 were
permitted to -land, and l,3do were de
barred and deported in accordance v.-itli
law. Or those deported, 328 belonged to
the class k uown fis-alien contract laborers,
and 1,289 were returned as bchiiiing
to the classes of aliens prohibited from re
mission under the act appro ed March 3,
1891. In addition, 203 persons, who
had become public charges within ne
year from arrival, were returned either
at the expense, of tlfo steamship line by
which they were brought or at the ex
pense of the immigration fund.
The heavy decrease1, tlie S ecretnry thinks,
is due to lesirktivc legislation.
Further rcstrktiveMegi.slatioti is recom
TI10 annual report of tlie Commissioner
of Navigation shows that the total docu
mented tonnage of the country on June 30,
1897, was the largest for twenty-one years,
The receipts from tonnage taxea were
$731,709, the largest revenue collected
from this source since 1884. The unequal
operations of tho law by which vessels
entering the United States from certain
foreign countries and ports are exempt
from tonnage tax in return for the ex
emption of American vessels from tonnage
orequivalenttaxesln such foreign countries
ami ports calls for legislative action.
In view of our large expenditures for
tlie benefit of navigation, amounting to
about $20,000,000 a year, andof the fact
that about 75 per cent of the tonnage en
gaged in our foreign trade Is composed of
foreign shipping, Congress may woll con
sider vbethnr there should not be a read
justment of tonnage taxation.
The appropriation for lighthouse t.Tvice
should,. the Secretary thinks, be increased.
The life-saving service rescued 3,739
The Secretary Invites the attention of
Congress to the fact that there are in the
vaults of tlie Treasury certain non-paying
State stocks and bonds now belonging
to the United States, in regard to which
he suggests the propriety and necessity of
adequate legislation looking to the settle
ment and collection thereof. Tho following
is a statement of the stocks and bonds
Thu act of August 15, 1891, took over
irom tucindian trust fund bonds of various
States as follows:
Louisiana , 22,000.00
North Carolina "JS.000.00
South Carolina 122,000.00
Prior to August 15, 1891, there were in
the possession of the United States bonds
of various States, which, with the excep
tion of $538,000 bonds of the State of
Arkansns received from the Smithsonian
Institution, were formerly in the radian
trust fund, as follows: .
Arkansas ..1''... $625,000
Florida .- , , flO.dOli
Total .-.,..-,.' $S27,H00
Heceint.s and .Disbursement.
The report includes-'sUitlstical tables as
Fiscal year 1897 Tlie revenues of the
Government from all sources for the fiscal
year ended June 30, lfi97, were:
From customs $176,554,126.65
From irtemal revenue'-- .. 146,088,574.29
From ptofit on coinage,
bullion deposits, and as
From District of Columbia 3,566,130.29
From tees consular, let
ters patent, and land 2,881,555.12
From sinking fund for
Pacific railways 2,277,173.25
From tax on national
From navy pension and
and navy hospital funds,
From repajmentof interest
by Pacific rail-ways 942,148.39
From sales of public lands. 864,581.41
From si.le.sof Indianlands. S45.419.03
From customs fees, fines,
penalties, etc 586.S27 45
From reimbursement for
cost of water supply,
District of Columbia 321,097.75
From immigrant fund..,. 309,936.17
From sales of Government
From deposits for survey
ing public lands 128,320.75
From Soldiers' Home, per
muncnt fund 126,617.94:
From sales of lands and
buildn gs under special
From depredations on pub
lic lands 48,478.54
From sales of ordnance
From postal service 32,665,462.73
Total receipts $430,387,167.89
The expendituresfor the samsperiotl wore:
For the civil et-tabllsh-ruenl,
Intercourse, public build
ings, collecting the reve
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25c. 50c. W iTi?7BTf3ilpl
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Solid Gold &sj
Cuff Buttons, P
1 welvc large trays filled with
""-", -""""""- "I';.' -" . "u,. 1..1CUIJIJ nu tan i-eii mem. iso SUCH
assortment elsewhere in Washing ton-nor such low prices. You pay the de
partment stores more Tor their flimsy, breakable stuff.
Goods reserved until Christ mas upon payment of small deposit.
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H OPEN EVENINGS. 3
K3 If they are not all sold within the next few days you will be
iQ carried away with this magnificent line of mechanical musical
toys. Imported expressly for Christmas gilt-giving. Canary
Birds that flap their wings and chirp; Acrobat that perform to
A the strains of snft mn;ir pin. "NTnf- n hit pvtioncivp olfnnn .r,
the strains of soft music, etc.
you would think so. $1.25 up.
nuea, bounty on sugar,
liihtrict of Columbia.
and other miscellaneous
For r,he military c-'tab-
Hishuient, Including rivers
and harlof. forts, ar
senals and sencoa&t de-
For the naval ei-tablMi-
ment,iiicludingcon."truc- ,- -
tion of new vessels, ma
equipment, and im
provements at navy
yards 34,56 1,540.29
For Iiuliau ervice 13,016,802.46
For pensions. ..'. 141,053,164.63
For Interest on the pub
lic debt $37,791,110.48
For deficiency in pos
tal revenues'. 11,149,206.13
For postal .service 82,065,462.73
Total expenditures 44S,439,622.30
Showing a deficit of IS.052,454.41
In addition to the ordinary revenuescol
lected during the year the cadi in ihe
Treasury -vas increased by the following
sums. From national bank fund deposited
under act of July 14, 1890, in excess -f
bank notes redeemed, $4,356,614.50, and
from tl.eissueot 4 percent bondsin liquida
tion of interest accrued en refunding cer
tificates converted during the year, -51 -240,
m.iklng a total of $4,357,85150.
The securities redeemed during the year
on account of the sinking fund were as
Loan of July and August, 1S61.. $2,40
Five-tv critics of 1802 1,000
Loan of 1S63 500
Funded loan or 1881 500
Funded loan of 1881, continued
at 3 1-2 percent 1,'JOO
Loan or July and August, 1861,
continued at 3 1-2 percent.... 1,500
Loan of July, 1882 1,'JOO
Funded loan of 1891 237,400
Fractional currenoy arid notes.. 6,192
As fomparcii -with the fsical year 1896,
the receipts for 1897 Increased $20,911,-
There wasan increaseof $13,594,713.49
iu the ordinary expenditures.
Fiscal year, 1898
The revenues of the Government f jr tlie
current fiscal year are thus estimated upon
the barJf of existing laws:
From custom $165,000,000 00
From inlernal revenue 156,000,000 00
Fromtnlscellnneoustources 24,000,000 00
Fromposlalfcerviee 96,227,076 68
To'l estimated revenues. $441,227,076.68
The expenditures for the same period are
estimated as follows:
For the civil establlshnient.$SS,000,000 00
For the rnilittry estab'ment 60,000,000 00
For the naval establishment 32,000,000 00
For th Indian service 11.000,000 (0
Forpensiorit. 116,000,000 00
For interest on public debt 36 000,000 00
For penal service 96,227,073 08
Total erti. expenditure..$469,227 ,076.08
Or a deficit of $28,000,000 10
Fiscal year 1899
It is estimated that upon the basis of
existing laws the revenues of the Govern
ment for the fiscal year 1899 will be:
From customs .-. $200,000,000.00
From internal revenue 165,000,000.00
From mi sccll an eo us
From postal service 92,S74,647.37
Total est. revenues $ tS2,874,647 .37
The estimates of appropriations required
for the same period, as submitted by the
several executive departments and offices,
are as follows:
Legislative establishment $4,403,532.05
Executive proper $232,620.00
State Department 163,640.00
Treasury Department 8,242,869.60
War Department 1,638,641.00
Navy D epartment 495,560.00
'Interior Department 5,091,894.00
Postofficc Department 921,480.00
Department of Agriculture. 2,S35,350.00
Department of Justice 180,900.00
Department or Labor 222,530.00
Total executive estab
Judicial establishment.... $6S7,620.00
Foreign intercourse 1,S50,428,76
Military establishment 21,620,013.99
Naval establishment 29,929,539,55
Indian affairs 7,375,617.08
Pensions f.., 141.257,750.00
Treasury Department 5,792,582.60""
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Open Evenings Until Christmas.
Solid Gold Cuff Buttons. We illus-
Cor. 7th autl D Streets.
Not a bit
feons, 925 Pa. Ave. M
War Department 65,400,409.81
Navy Department 1,989,087.00
Interior Department 115,250.00
Department of Justice 60,500.00
Total public works $73,364,134.44.
Legislative -...... $3,602,938.17
Treasury Department... 12,708,271.15
War Department......".. 54107,776.00
Interior Department 2,233,390.10
Department of Justice 5,130,012.00
District of Col urnbia 6,205,015.06
Total miscellaneous... . $35,187,402.78
Postal service, including
lu postal revenues $98,922,760.00
Permanent annual appropriations
Interest on the public
Refunding customs, In
ternal' revenue, etc 5,860,000.00
Collecting revenue from
Total permanent annual
Total estimated appro
of sinking fund $504522,533.22
Oran estimated deficit
Hevenm Cutter Service.
The Secretary is especially proud or the
revenue cutter system, and points with
pride to the manner in which it lias been
utilized against the Cuban patriots. Be
sides patrolling the coabt for filibusters it
has aUo saved seventy lives. He thinks
its peiKinncl should be improved.
The marine hospiial service is compli
mented, and the yellow Tever epidemic
discussed. Bacteriologist- liave been ap
pointed to locate. If possible, the cause of
yellow fever. The quarantine law, the
Secretary thinks, should be so amended as
to enlarge th powers of the department.
The Secretary favors liberal appropria
tions for public buildings. He says:
'The character and greatn&sor a nation
may be fairly judged by its public strac
tures, and with this conviction the best
efforts will be devoted tosecuringthe high
est expression of good architecture In the
buildings which are to symbolize the grent
nes3of the Government which erectstbem."
Information Imparted to Cemress
hy Secretary Gage.
That part of Secretary Gage's annual
report to Congress touching on District or
Columbia affairs, reads as follows:
"The net expenditures on account of the
District of Columbia for the fiscal year
1897 were $0,508,539.34. The net reve
nues deposited in the Treasury on this ac
count for the same period .vere $3,597,
790.87. "Under theoperationsor the sinklngfunds
thenet reduction of the bonded debt during
the year was $557,300, and of the annual
Interest charge $19,385.
"The acts of the legislative assembly of
the District of Columbia authorizing the
icsue of the 7 per cent water-stock bonds
provided that not les than $15,000 should
be set apart annually for their gradual re
demption. "On July 1, 1878. when the Treasurer
1317 F St.
8 p. m. today.
HViaf is more appropriate,
more useful and more accept
able a.i a -Tikos mft than a
We harp here errything
from a SMALL WHISTLE to
a CUUliCU 0RGAX.
1327 F St., Wa-shiBKlon.
13 N. Charles St.. Baltimore.
PERCY S. FOSTER, Manager.
For the Holidays
You can get no more Suitable gifts than
Genuine Barrios Diamonds.
Real Diamonds are no befctsrfor
all purposes than the
Barrios Jn it .1
We are the sole agents in the Unitul
States tor these mineiotn "Cftil-precious
sionerf. which are the nearest apprexiflh
to genuine Di.iun'iiels ever discovered. Ffer
the purpe.se or introilncing them ftstckty
to the public, we will forward either
Ring, Pin, Stud, Earrings
(Screws or Drops;, at
$2 Per Parr.
OUR GUARANTEE :
These stones ara
guaranteed to re
tain their luster Tor
ever; the monntingn
are heavy relied plate
and are warranted for
Do not confound Genuine Barrios Dia
monilK wither called UhinesUHi), Brazilian,
Parisian. Golconela, Kongo. Saryta-Kova,
White Topaz or ottHrr Imitation stones,
regardless of what the name any be. The
Genuine Barrios Diamond in the oaiy staaa
ever discovered that writ retain its bril
liancy and has no artificial backing. It
Is the Rich Man's Sabntitttte and tha
Poor Man's Dlarne.rwl. AH owners areshnply
manufactured from chemicals. Gsmikie
Barrios Diamonds are equal to real dia
monds as to looks and wear, antl will eat
WILL BE GIVEN
If It can be shown that we have eiier
refused to replace a nteiae Utat dhi not
A Beautiful, BrHlinm. Gea!e Basfs
Dianonl. mountett In a heavjr, ring, pin
or stud, will be er& to any WHlre? n
receipt ot One Dollar. In ordering grre
full directions, anel state wlhfeer small,
medium or large stents in destcetl.
"VVlmt the Grunt Sfurnh Bernhardt
"I have used Barrios Diaraowto ferstega
purposes, and have found tem the eqat
of real stones." Sara k Bernhardt.
Money preimptly refirndeiel If uewls
are not as represented.
ISFBeware of Imitators. .jgi
Address Mail Orders to
BARRIOS DIAMOND CO.,
42 r-nd 4-4 Broad St., "ew York.
or the United States asfwred tile dwsfes
of tbe late sinking fund eonnofesiower.i,
the nmoanS of the boutisGutstanritaf; was
?423.0PO, requiring animalfy $29,Slf fbr
Interest and $15,000 to be set a pax 6 ra
sinking fund, aggregating for bocb pur
poses $44,610. This amwnt has bees an
nually appropriated since tint time, to
be peiel wholly from the revenues oC Wa
-water department- By the opr-ratfuns of
this sinking fund these bonds fc&va been
retired to the an.oiint of SfiO.OOO. leav
ing outstanding $343,000, maturing as
follows: $320,000 due October 1. 1991,
and $1 1.000 due Jnly 1 , 1903. In .iddttfen
to the water-stoctc bonds retired, there
have t-een purchased with this stakins;
ftinc' ether bonds of the District, amount
ing to ?.W9450. There are snffiewHt
funds uninvested to purchaser $33,550 ad
ditional bonds of the okl funded debt,
milking a total of $313,000 to be redeemed
by the sinking fanel for chose oMlKStoB3.
This sum equals the amount of the water
stock bonds outstanding.
"The- interest accumulations on the bonds
of the- old funded debt retired with tills
sinking fund are available to pay Interest
on the water-stock boiuft. The stl.nAted
atuount accruing during tte fiscal year
1S98 is S17.389.S7. white tUe total amenac
required Tor interest is $1M,QI0. THe
difference between these sxnh $C-620.13-is
ail that is required to be f-propriatc-tl
from the water fnad for tin
fiscal year 1898.
"Unt!tr the authority contained In Uta
District appropriation act approved ifarca
3, 1397. the balance remaining on the st
of July, 1897. of the principal of the tlebt
incurroel for increasing the water aafinly
was paiel in full, ranking tb. total pay
ment e,n account of the prmclpal $1,167.
907.76, and for interest thereon $25'!,
135.69. 'A.s Congress, hy the act of Augas I.I,
ISOl.otherwIseprovidei! for thencetcnrptiein'
of the 8 per cent greenback bonds, to the
payment of which special ta.ies were
pleelgeel. the Treasurer renews iSe reMt.m
mendation. that Congress be aski-d to
authorize him to eleliver to rte Ceirnmis.
skmersof the District or Columbia. tiK- Vtx
lien certificates now held by Mtn as se-e-urity
Tor the pavii'eiiC of those i..- m
order that they may apply all mfne. - nere
after derived therefrom to trie payment vt
the outstanding drawback certtfient"i n
contemplated by the act of CoMenes n
pmveel June 19, 1878, providing for their
'Detailed information In regard to tha
arfairs. of the District of ColwrnNa. will
be found in the report to be submttCetl or
the District Commissioners and ny the
Treasurer or the United States. exJfieio
loinrnLvsloner or the slnkingr fund ir the
This Week at
7Ux St. 715 ilarket Hnaco.
Look at Our