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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, T,HURSDA"Z, DECEMBER 9, 1807.
LansburgU & Pro.
To the Interested Public:
mTnTPTn A T-Wb have lost our case,
for the courts have decided
against the legality of the Washington
Trading Stamp .Co. Like a good G-eneral,
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.
Hud we succeeded, there would have been n Krent
11111113 families in Wn?niiigtuii who would tmvo received use
ful und beautiful pre. ills in excliuiiu'C for their .stamp boohs.
Xw, as it Is we are prevented from currying out our good
intentions-, it ml we ft el with you that this is now to bo ft
thing of memory. Hut lloek to us as you have been do
lus, and remember that we will always give yon the vory
best values that clever buying could accomplish.
I-unsbiirgh's name sliulllluunt before you us before, always
maintaining the supremacy which they have enjoyed for the
past thirty-seven years for fair dealing, honest selling and
lowest possible prices.
And in continuance of our good intentions toward you, and
our desire to show youthat we mean to do all that it is
possible to do to relieve jour mind at the disappointment of
not receiving the present you had set your mind on in ex
change for the stamps, wo will from this day on until
the lht of January allow you a discount of
5 per cent on ail cash purchases.
This will in a great measure atone for what we
intended you should have when we started in giv
ing the trading stamps.
Remember that from today on you are entitled
to a discount of FIVE PER CENT on all cash
Xow, there is no doubt in our minds that we will have imi
tators iu this as well as we had some who frowned on the
Trading Stamp Co. methods when they found that they
could not come in under thut head. Some will no doubt now
do as we are doing, offering yon .Five I'er Cent, some even
more. Hut the sworn afndavit, here attached, that -we
did not raise the prices of our goods one fraction of a 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 time being, and
it made our establishment the busiest one iu the city. Wo
liuew it would create envy. We are not surprised at it.
lint we feel proud iu the Knowledge that we can hold, our
heads as high as any of them, feeling and knowing that we
hold a foremost place In the estimation of the Washing
ton Shopping I'ublic.
iNot alone will we continue to head the procession
wherever honest values, honest methods, are concerned, but
wo will go a step further and reiterate tnat -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
Ave are after was the continuance of your trade, and we
-will use every effort to retain your continued good will.
Bring your Stamp Booh to us--those stamps you re
ceived from us and we will redeem them in cash. That
is Ftiir that is Honest. That is the -way Lausburgli & Ilro.
act toward those who have nlwnys clung to them during
any part of their thirty-seven years in your midst.
SEAB THIS SVOBB STATEMENT.
Messrs. Lansburgh & Bro.:
jgg-We, the undersig-ned, beads of twenty of the most
important depar.ments 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
Bcdwear Department. L9n 1$. Mayer.
Silk Department Morris Lyon.
Dress Goods Depc J. H. MIchaelis.
Velvet Department H. G. Brinkley.
Cloth Department chas. M. Wallingsford.
Cloak Department W. F. Murphy.
Black Goods Dept J. H. Hennarje.
Art Embroidery Dept Lena Lerch.
Upholstery Department C. H. Wiley.
Remnant Department L. Goldsmith.
Ladles' Underwear Dept N. Sullivan.
Ribbon Dept Jessie Brinkley.
Hosiery Department Minnie Hecht.
Men's Furnishing Dept L L Holbroolc.
Cotton Underwear Dept Annlo Nolte.
Gin gham Department -W. G. Hunter.
Flannel Department Geo. W. Trail.
Linen Department W. G. Kelly.
Sateen Department J. E. Smith.
Men's Underwear Dept Abe Gradwohl.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of Octo
ber, A D. 1897.
SEAL. H. R HOWENSTEIN,
Notary Public, District of Columbia.
The following: represents a list of the books given out by us. These
aggregate 170 books, each book containing FIVE THOUSAND (5,000)
GREEN TRADING STAMPS, making a total number of eight hundred and
flfry thousand 850,000j Stamps which were given out by us in a period
of less than two months. Anyone 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, as promised by us long ago, before the
decision was rendered by the court.
October 7, lb7. stainw Pad B
October 14, J97, Stamp Pad B
October liJ, 1S97. Stamp Fad B
October 19. 1D7. Stamp Pad n
October 21, ltD". Stamp Pad H
October 21, lfcf'7, Stamp Pad 11
Octobur 25, 1S97. Stamp Pad F
October 20, 1&S7, Stamp Pad F
October 27, 197, Stamp Pad F
October 28, 1897, Stamp Pad F
October 29, lc97. Stamp Pad F
October 30, 197, Stamp Pad F
Octobe'30, lsS7. Stamp Pad F
October 30, 1S97, Stamp Pad F
A'ovember 2, 1S97, Stamp Pad F
iCovember 2, 1S07. Stamp Pad F
November 3, 1897. Stamp Pad F
November 4. 1817, Stamp Pad II
Novembei 0. 197. stamp Pad II
November S. 1S97. stamp Pad II..
November 9, lt-97 stamp Pad II
November 10, 1S'7, st-uopPadir
November 13, 1S97 Stamp PadH
Xoveu berl3.lS97. Stamp Padll
November 18, 1897 Stamp Pad II
"November 20, 1S7, istamp Tad II
November 22, 1697, stamp Pad II
November 24, 1897, Stamp Pad II
November27, 1897. Stamp Pad II
November 29, 1897, Stamp Tad II
December 1, 1597, Stamp Pad II
December 2, 1S97, Stamp Pad II
Deceinlwr 3, 1897. Stamp Pad II
December 0. 1897, Stamp Pad II
LANSBURGH & BRO.,
420, 422, 424. 42fi Seventh St.
324, 325, 32G, and 327.
383, 384, 385 and 387.
411, 412, 413, and 414.
.430, 437. 438, and 439,
448, 4-J9, 450. and 451.
457, 458, 459, and 400.
302, 303, 304, aud 305,
.340. 341, 342, and 343.
357. 358, 359, and 3G0.
372, 373. 374. and 375.
398, 399, 400, and 401.
422, 423, 424, and 425.
431. 432, 438, and 430.
437, 438, 439. and 440.
.481, 4S2. 483, 484 and 485
480, 487, 488, 4SJ). and 400.
490, 497, 498, 499, and Hi 17
134, 130, 138, 110, and lit
113, 120, 137, 139, and 110.
.151, 152, 153. 154, and 155
108, 109, 170. 171, and 172.
177, 178, 179, lS0,aadlSl.
.331, 332, 333. 33t,and335.
217, 21 S, 219. 220, and 221
,224, 225. 220. 227. and 223
149, 150, 1G5, 107, and 182,
18G, lfc.7, 188, 189, and 190.
191. 192, 193, 194. and lv5.
19?., 199, 200, 201, and 2o2.
200, 207, 208, 209. ami 210.
211, 212, 213. 214. and 222.
223, 229, 230, 231, and 232.
233, 234, 235 230. and 237.
259, 200, 2G1, 2C2. and 203
MISS DAISY LEITER'S DEBUT
Washington Society Gathered at the
Dupont Circle Mansion.
Mrs. John S. AVard's Delightful Dlu
n er The 11 radley -McDonald Nup
tials, at Kockrillo.
The magnificent lionie of Mr. and Mrj.
L. Z. Loiter, on Dujiont Circle, was the
center to which fashionable "Washington
was attracted jestenlay afternoon, the
occasion being the Introduction of Miss
Daisy Loiter, the youngest daughter of
the house, to the Social world.
Mrs. Leiter, jegal in ruby velvet and
diamondt, received her guests standing
near the portrait of her daughter, the
beautiful Mrs.Curzon, which bangs in the
drawing-room, and which -was hanked with
orchids and ferns.
The young debutante, who has relumed
from England with a reputation for beauty
of the most attractive American type,
blood beMde her mother iu u princess gown
of geranium faille and point Uo Venice
lace. Her jewels wore pearls, and she
held a thower bouquet of violet-iititvd or
chids, a tribute from -Mr. Loiter to the
womanhood of his fair young daughter.
They were assisted by Miss Nannie Leiter,
who wore an artistic toilet or black tulle
M udded with steel uritbusipie? and lur
(liiol.se ornaments that contrasted puttily
with her fair complexion and hl.indo lioir.
Miss Diddle and Mrs. .lamed Msinon
Johnston poured tea and chocolate in the
dining-room, which w exquisite in its
appointments of silver flowers and lights.
Palms, :oses, and orchids were used hi the
decoration of the artistic halls and par
lors, among the hundreds of floral of
ferings sent to the debntai.te from this
and otler cities being a collection of
rare orchids of varied tints, that stood
on a table in the center of ill-) ballroom,. tnd
which had been culled from the Vender
bllt and Gould conscratorht-i in New York
and arianged in a huge basket, wuose
handle was four feet high. Mr. Leiter and
the Misses Leiter will receive on Tuesdays
throughout the season.
One of the most picturesque home
weddings of the seamen was that of Mis.
Mary Gwvnu and Mr. Johuson Ilclleu,
which was solemnized yesterday at noon
at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Raphael C Gwynn. The bay
window in the purlor where the ceremony
was performed was emtio wered with palms
and smilnx, the entire room being elab
orately decorated with potted plants and
The bride, who was given in n arrlage
by her father, entered the room preceded
by her foiur tiny ribbon bearers, who
.-trt-relied two lands or white ribbon to
form an aide for the wedding train from
the doorway to the window where the
impromptu altar stood.
Th- yo.mg bride, radiant In white satiu
and blossom-crowned veil, and carrying
a large cluster of the lilies or the valley,
was attended by Miss Mary Hill, who wore
white Swiss over light green silk and
carried a louquet of white violets.
The group was joined at the attar by
the groom and his best man, Mr. William
II. Ciaett, and the nuptials were solem
nized l.) Kev. Paul Retinoids, assistant
pastor of St. Matthew's. The tiny ribbon
bearers were Miss Kathiwi Gwynn, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gwynn,
of Corcoran street, who wore a white
slip over blue silk, and Ruth Newman,
who wore white over pink. The little
bos were Paul Atkins and Harry M.
Gwynn, loth of whom wore blnck velvet.
After the reception which followed the
ceremony Mr. and Mr. Hell en left for
an extended wedding trip, and will re
turn to make Washington their home.
Miss Katherlne McDonald, the daugh
ter of Hon. John McDonald, of Maryland,
and Mr. George W Bradley were united
in marriage yesterday at high noon at
the Episcopal church In Rookvilie, Rev.
Thomas Packard officiating. The bride
entered the churcli with her father and
met the gioora as he emerged from the
vestry accompanied by Mr. Joseph Brad
ley, or this city, his le.t man. The ushers
were Messrs. Arthur Peter, and Bowie
Vinson, of RockvMe, and Messrs. 8.
Duncan and Andrew Bradley, of Wash
ington. Thealtar was handsomely decora
ted with carnations, roses and snnlax, and
Mendelssohn's wedding march was played
by Prol. Wei ton. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley
came immediately to this city, and from
here will leave for an extended tour.
Mrs. John S. Ward onterialned a dis
tinguished company at dinner last right.
The great round table Ideally suggestive of
King Arthur and his knights of that other
round table of old w.is iUumiuated with
candles that burned in sliver cnr.dHabra
under red shades, and the centerpiece was
a glowing pyramid of ""American Beauty
roes. Vases of the same flowers mingled
with the massive silver service on the fde
board and the reception halls and parlors
"Here tropical with palms.
The first of the Bachelors' germans to be
given this reason will be held Tuesday,
January 4, the change Trom Wednesday,
the original date set, being In deference to
the White House receptions which, have
been arranged for Wednesdays throughout
Mr. and Mrs Harry B. Hamilton, of V t
mont avenue, have gone to southern Mary
land to snend the holiday season with Mr.
Hamilton's parents, at Bayvlew, their home
nor Chesapeake Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivor W. Chambers, or.Mm.ie
npoiis, entcrctained at cards on Friday
last in honor of Miss Green, of this city.
Partneisfor the game were found by fad
ing the name on a bracelet given to each
lady gurstr The prizes were dainty w iter
color sketches, painted by Miss Greeu.
The marriage of Dr. Dnid East burn
Buckingham, of Washington, and Miss
Roberta Lytle Randall will take place
at noon today at St. Andrew'u Ch irch,
New York, and will be followed by a
wedding breakfast at the home jf the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Randall, on Lenox avenue, that city.
It is said rhat an rrorc will ba made at
the present session or Congress to obtain
a pension for Mrs. Semple, the daughter
or President Tyler, who is now staying
at the Louise Home. Mrs. Semple is grad
ually growing blind, ami the basis or the
claim her Mends will make is that she is
not only a daughter of a President of the
United States, but is allied to three others
by blood, being a cousin to President Mon-
( roe and of Benjamin and William Henry
Mrs Somniers will entertain at luncheon
Friday In honor of .Mrs. Charles Nordhofr,
who will also be the gut of houor at a
luncheon to be given Saturday by Mis.
John W.Foster, with whom Mrs. Nordhoff
is now slopping.
At the. marriage of Miss Helen Perry
Sterrett, daughter of Charles Nelson Ster
rett, or Paterson. N- J., to Mr. Clinton
Burnett-Kersey, a prominent citizen of St.
Paul, Minnesota, which occurred at the
1 Church of the Redeemer, iu Tatersoa, last
night, Ite. l)r. 'Magle officiating, Miss
Mary E. Paxlou,' of "this city, was one of
the attending maids.
A number of pr'oiitinent ladles met yei
tuiduy morning ut the residence of Mrs.
John Rut-sell Yotfiifr for the purpose of
forming an organization in aid of the
Mind of the District or Columbia. Th;
meeting: was nailed to order by Mrs. Mary
S Gist, who occupied the chair pending
the election of Mr, Young, who was
unanimously chosen president of the
'Aid Atssoclutfon for the Blind of the
District of Columbia."
The other olfieerj? 'elected were -Mrs.
Alice U. Hunt, corresponding and financial
secretary; Mrs. Thomas F, Morgan, record
ing secietary, and Mrs. J. EUen Foster,
counsel for the association. The commit
tee of constitution is composed or Mrs
Mary s. Glbt, chairman; Mis. Harriet Mot.
erott, Mrs. E. M. Kllvert, Mrs. James ail
belt, Mrs. Maiy L. Lockwood, Mrs. Braol;
ett and Mrs. C. M. Pepiier..
Ilel'ore adjourning the ladles arranged to
meet again next Monday at 10:30 o'clock
at the residence, of -Mrs. young, 1755 Q
Among the ladies present were: Mr-3.
A. Y. Casiinova, Mrs. A. Payne, Mrs. J. B.
Hicks. Mrs. Slaybaugh, Mrs. Pyles, MIjs
A. C. Murray, Miss C. M. Keith. Miss Helen
Mar Campbell, Miss Helen L. Maddox,
Miss Lcuise Pollock, Aliss Pollock, Aliss
Lydia Burton Hnrritigton, .Mrs. Charles
Peircf-, Miss Ella Blaine Glec-on, Miss C.
Cleveland, Mrs. E.L. Hamilton, and Mrs.
Burch. The one gentleman present was
Mr. Augustus M.A. Byrd.
ThcMtBSes Evans, the daughters of Com.
mlssloner of Pensions Evnns, have arrived
iu the city for the winter. They will live
with Commissioner Evans at the Ebbltl.
At noon ycsteiday. at the residence of
the bride's parents, Air. und Airs. H. T. C.
Gieen, Vo. 0 Grant place, Aliss Blanche
C. Gieen was married to Air. John E.Arm
strong, of this city, Rev. Air. Hesse, pastor
of Wesley Chapel AI. E. Church, officiating.
After the simple but impressive ceremony
tho leceived the congratulations of the
few invited friends, after which refresh
ments weie served.
Among those present were Aire, and Miss
Calveit, Airs. Stewart, Alish.es Loretto and
Bessie Connell, AlLss Ada M. Gieen, Mr.
George V. Gieen, and lady, Ale.ssis H.
M. Guudeison, George Buler, C. J. Jr.vu,
and D. D.Pony, and Cnpt. Lewis Zimmer
ma'i, or Baltimore.
Air. and Mrs. Armstrong will reside in
this cltv and will iccelve their friends at
207 R street northwest.
Owing to the illness of Airs. MtfCfniuy,
the President's mother. Airs. Sternberg
ha recalled the invitation for the 'uncii
eon which she was to have given in honor
of Airs. Alger.
A quiet wedding took place on Mon.lay
at noon at the residence of Air. Henry H.
Hcti'pler, No. 450 C street -lort hweH,
when his M-ter, Josephine, became the
wife of Air. James II. Barbour, or Minne
sota. The ceremony was performed i y
ItC-v. Father diajtbVof St. Mary's Church,
only the family' and most Intimate ;rieids
being present. Arler a wedding nreak
Tasl the happV couple left Tor the South,
expecting to be gdne several months.
OPERETTA H' LOCAL TALENT.
"Pauline, the lit-lle of Saratoga,"
Ait operetta, entitled "Pauline, or the
Bfllc of Saratoga," was given last eveti-t
mg at National Rifles Armory, under the
direction of Alfas Glovie B. Gordon, for
the benefit of the Children's Hospital.
The cliaracteri- were as follows:
Pauline Western, the belle of Saratoga,
upruuu, Virginia' Powell Uoouwln; Clara
Rivers, her rival, contralto, fcleanor Sl
lnonus; George Ardent, a student, tenor.
Alfred H. Lcc'tch; Sir Charles Urandlswell,
an English tourist, baritone, William C.
Ljoker. Capt. Western, a retired officer,
father of Pauline, ba", S. Percy Thomp
son; Wash, Capt. Western's valet, tenor,
W. Lawrence Reed: guests at hotel, chorus.
Sopranos Allsses Cragin, Coffin, Dar
Jieille, Fickllng, B. S. Goodwin, Graves!
Hyde. Kern, AlcCahlll, Aliddieton, Onne,
and Washington, Contraltos Misses Haute,
Ruilcliffe. Teel, Walford, Young, and Airs.
AIcK.ee. Tenors Alessrs.Stuurt. Hall.Black
moti. DavW, Harper, Seihold, Stuart, and
.Waters. Bassos Alessrs. Frank Ball, Beit,
Dougal, Glavr,, Leet, AIcKoberts,, Penuleton,
After the operata there avis a supp-'r
and dance for the talent.
By special request the operata will be
repeated next Wednesday evening for the
benefit of the Episcopal Eye, Ear an J
Not Overworked if Underpaid.
Recently Pome cleiks complained to the
Secretary of the Tieasur.v that they con
sidered themselves uiideionid for itipir
services. The Secretary gave instructions
to investigate. A visit was made venter
day afternoon by Assistant Secretary Van
dcrllp to the room fiom which nine clerk-
had complalued. Two weie reported to
have gone home before the usual leaving
time, and five were about to go and were
not actively engaged. The seven clerks.
It is understood, will be obliged to gi.-e
an account of themselves to the Secretary
of the Treasury.
"Women Pensioner Who Iteniarry.
The House Committee on In alld P msions
yesterday morning agreed to request the
Cmomittee on Rules to present an amend
ment to the appropriation bill debarring
from receiving pensions soldiers' widows
C si I ii
THE KISS OF DEATH.
abroad in the land and
death jnay lurk in a
kiss. Of course it ia
absurd to suppose that
as long as love rules
the world, people will
stop kissing. That
leaves only one protec
tion against consump
tion. If the blood is pure and the tissues
sound and healthy, the deadly germs of
consumption are harmless. Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery is the great
blood-purifier and tissue builder. It makes
the liver active, the digestion perfect, and
the appetite keen. It drives out all disease
germs and builds solid, healthy flesh.
There is another and graver danger tuat
threatens woman in the marital relation.
It is the peril that attends maternity. No
woman can safely become a mother who
suffers from weakness or ill-health of the
delicate organs that bear the burdens of
child-bearing. Drr Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription robs maternity of its unnatural
terrors. It makes a woman strong and vig
orous where she most needs strength and
vigor. It banishes the annoyances of the
period of anticipation and makes the little
stranger's advent easy and almost painless.
Good druggists sell both the " Golden Med
ical Discovery" and the "Favorite Pre
scriptiou " and will not try to substitute in
" I suffered with a bearing down pain in my
pelvis and a hurting iu my back and loins, espe
cially whenever I exposed myself or took cold,"
writes Mrs. Tillie Cunningham, of Weir, Choctaw
Co.. Miss. "I took Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription and 'Golden Medical Discovery fo:
three months and am now strong aud well and
all my bad feeliugs have disappeared."
Bilious attacks and constipation are
surely, speedily and permanently cured by
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They regu
late and invigorate stomach, liver and bow
els. Oue little "Pellet" is a gentle laxative,
and two a mild cathartic. They nevet
gripe. An honest dnigcrist will not offer
some worthless substitute for profit's
A TRIAL WILL PROVE THIS TRUE.
Sample for the postage, three cents.
HALL & RUCKEL
8 NEW YORK Providers
piece of Fur
niture In our
stock and de
liver it any time
you say between now
aud Christmas Eve and
All Carpets made, laid and lined a
free no charge for waste iu match- a
lng figures. Jf
e sell the kinds or
Girts that are USEFUL
and LASTING and we
arrange the payments
to suit YOU weekly or
monthly no notes or" interest.
Beautiful Parlor Lamps.
Ladies" Writing Desks.
Ladles' Dressing Tables.
i Mammoth Credit House, i
817-819-821-823 Tlh St.,
Between H and I.
CAPT. RANDALL'S NEW STEAAIEU
The 3'telle Humlall to He Launch d
in Baltimore Next Monday.
The new steamer the Estelle Randall,
which is building la the yard of William
E. Wlsdall .t Co., in Baltimore, for C.i,c.
L. S. Randall, the Well-known -teambo-vt
owner of this city, will be launched . n
The Estelle Randall Is named after her
owner's oldest daughter, and will be one
of tin- prettiest little bmts on the rlv.-r.
She will be 1L'7 feet long and driven
by a propeller at a speed of fourteen
mlle an hour. Her rittlngs will be le
gant, and she will be lighted throughout
by electricity, and carry one or the most
powerful searchlights on the river.
She ir, designed for the mail work be
tween Washington .and Glymount. and
will, it is expected, be ready for service
by the middle of January. Quite a 'arge
party from this city will witness ihe
Columbia Typographical Union De
fend', the Ticket Brokers.
The bills Introduced in the Senate and
Housp to make it unlawful for persons
to engage in railroad ticket brokerage
business, are meeting opposition where it
was least expected by the companies.
Organized labor has entered a protest
against the law being enacted, and it
is probable that a strong fight will be
The light was Inaugurated by Columbia
Typographical Union, So. 101, when it
tiled a petition in the House requesting
the memlxjrs not to vote for the bill. The
reason alleged Tor tho undesirabillty of the
law was tint it would deprive the
traveling public from transportation at
thf lowest rates.
Columbia asks all organized lalior to
assist in defeating the bill.
Travelers' Protective Association.
Th" next regular meeting of the Travel
er,:? Protective Association will take place
at the Aletropolltan Hotel tomorrow even
ing at 7 c'clockr aud a large attendance is
expected from the Baltimore branch, aud
if I; can be arranged, there will be .some
members from the Richmond branch. A
large attendance of the resident members
is expected, and the installation of the
new officers will take place that evening
Leaion of Loyal "Women.
The good of the order committee held
Its legular mutual Improvement evenmg,
on Alonday night. A pleasant and profit
able piogiam v. as rendered by members
of the oiganlzation.
A Hemarkable Coincidence.
An exciting incident happened in the
House of Representatives yesterday, while
the bill providing for the speedy relief of
the starving Americans in Cuba was un
der discussion. The question was raised:
"Whether it would be better to forward
provisions or money. It was decided, ow
ing to the emaciated condition of these
people, that it would he best to purchase
from James Tharp, No. S12 F street north
west, a quantity of Pure Berkeley Rye at
SI perquart. The reputation of this whisky
for medicinal purposes has long been es
tablished, and it is in constant use by the
medical profession of "Washington. It
Etov. to Prevent Pneumonia.
At this time- of the year a cold is ery
casilycontracted.andif left to run its coarse
without the aid of some reliable cogh
medicine is liable to result in that dread
disease, pneumonia. "We know of no better
remedy to cure a cough or cold than Cha n
bcrlaiu's Cough""Remedy. We have used it
quite xtensiely and it ta always given
entiresatisfaitlon. OoIagah.Iud.Ter Chief.
This is the only remedy that is known to
be a certain preventive of pneumonn.
Among the many thousands who have used
it for colds and la grippe Ave cave newr : et
learned of a single cafe having resulted in
pneumonia. Persons who ha e weak lungs
or have leasou lo fear an attack of puou
monla. should keep the remedy at hand.
The 25 and 50 centsi.e for&ale by Henry
Evans, wholesale aud retail druggist, 038
r.st.,andConn.ave andS.st.nw:aud 1428
lid- avc. no.
Sterling Silver top r n
Vaseline Jar 3UL
This cut glass Sterling Silver top Vaseline
Jar. Actual size or Illustration. Only
50c. "Wny buy the cheap, flimsy, break
able silver articles at notion .stores when
we can sell you the fine, hpvy solid" silver
articles Tor the same and less money.
Thousands of different articles from
which to select, from 25c. up.
Any article reserved upoa payment of
a small deposit.
R. HARRIS & CO., Cor.7th&DSs.
Open Evcflbiga. slJ
These MuMcal Mechanical Toys are alout the only thing "new
under Ihe sun" in the way of inexpensive Christina gifts lanainir Ff
ures and Acrobats that perform to the music Oanary Birds that flap
their wings and sing. Roosters that crow, and all sort of uuique Musical
and Mechanical Toys. You wind them up andorr they go.
Mi Pianos Reduced.
Ah announced a few days ago many piano manufacturers will urine
out new cases early next year, and we nave determined to a!ose cult onr
entlre stock by January 1 at greatly reduced prices. Get our prices
and liberal terms.
E. F. DROOP & SONS,
"Steinway" and other leading Pianos.
OOX T l MW
UZO I8UU. iLYe. L
SLKHUJNG ON OL'H BIGHTS. r TIHll TH
1 Jxt ZijM
Government Does Not Realize Ira
poi lance of Cuban Independence.
"1 am afraid this Government does not
realize the nccessitj for the independence )
of Cuba," said Senator Atallory of Florida
yesterdaj. "That island, as it Is loday,
Is a constant menace to the welfare of
the United States. If Spain were to be--olveil
with another power, Uos anyone
hiipose that Great Britain would observe
the neutrality laws? That government,
always grasping, would Relze thit island
and S p in could do nothing. Of course,
there are other nations that would, and
this would be one of thm, but, in that
event, it would probably Cost us more Shan
"I. Tor one, would be willing to fig it
Great Britain before I would see Cuba
pass into her possession. The islund is
thegattwny of the gulf. Six good sized
warships could block the entire gulf and
preveni the movement of an Anurlcan
ship unless we were able to whip the
blockading ships. It Is only a few miles
from our shore to the coast of Cuba, j nd
six men-of-war would be sufficient o man
tht whole sea, from bhore to shore. On
tl-e other side of the island'' from the
extieme point or land to the coast is but
very little larther.'so that the inland prac
tically controls the whde gulf, and rty
that means the southern part of the United
States, and its vast interests in the Gulf
"Now is the time to make the future
oft ur country sure by giving Cubans their
freedom and putting the island in the
huiids of those wln will be oar friends.
It is the part of wivlom, and it we
could look into the future, I believe the
policy of the present Administration would
be speedily changed."
w Pullmans for H. fc 0. 11. It.
t"he new steeping ears that Pullman's
Palace Car Company has placed .n service
within the past mouth on the Baitun..re
and Ohio Railroad, between Baltimore and
Louisville, Kv., are quite an lmpruvnie t
ovui thot-e heretofore used on thit hue.
They have large sinokine; rooms and quite
an t'Mia size ladles' toilet room a feat jre
whkli will be thoroughly appreciated ty
the fair sex, who have had to lrs m
some of thu Columbian cars hitherto used
between those cities. The Chicago and
Jr-w Yolk service has been Improved by
the addition of seven new Pullman cars,
which the Pullman people say are the
be.s -ars rnc-y opernte anywhere. They
I'tivr larg- smoking-rooms, large Jadies'
toilet -rooms, empire deck, and all the :ew
Tortures that the company has recently Introduced.
Lawyc-i lliiss Accused and Acquitted
The wire or William Jones, a colored
driver, sentenced to 36t days in ja lTtr
cruelty to animals, yesterday accused
Lawyer Moss of taking money from her.
The lawyer defended Jones for $5. After
theiria' he met Mrs. Jones in a corridor in
the court building and asked her for the
amount named. She gave it to him think
ing that he intended to puy a fine for her
husband. The a Hair was Investigated by
Judge S-ott and Mr. Moss exonerated.
Yonr credit is got.d at LansDurgh's Fur
nituie House, loth ami P st3. oc-3-lf
S$S2&$3is$x3 !&!&& 4?$&$&&
Established in rM'adelphia m 17il
I A Camera
Makes, as charming a present as you 4
could give. AVe"ve all kinds, and all
sorts of photographic supplies. Jot it
down on your lbt. Opera glasses, too, A
are always acceptable.
, - Eves examined free
Glasses fitted to your x
sight from J1.0O up. Every-
flA R tiling of the best.
McAllister & Feast,
Because we ex
tiacted his tooth
UoHl and Porce
Fine Gold and Sil
The careful treat
ment and saving of
natural ceetk at die
' '':"7rvJ -F lowest prices em
YyiCJfeiLfc. ststent witn good
nuiK iusuics iei"
feet satistaetlsa to
dentistry doae la
We can make you a tn-antirul setof
teeth for only SS.OO
Metal Plates that fit and possess!;
all the benefits of Gold Plates ..SIO.OO
Teeth extracted absolutely wiuiutifc
pain by our new method SOS
To demonstrate this Tact, we will, until
January I, I SUM, extract teeth PREB OP
CHARGE every Saturday, from 10 to 12-
Washington Dental Parlors,
V. E. Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. VT.
May Building, over A. & P. Tea 8 tore.
Of rice hours 8 a. ra. to G p. io.; Sun
days, 0 a. m. to 2 p. m.
WE GIVE TRADING STAJklPS.
Special price till
after Holidays, Ar
tificial Teeth on
rubber plates, ?5
per set natural,
fit. You cannot get
better even at high
er price. Gold and
all modem materials used if desired.
EVANS' DENTAL PARLOR,
no&-2mo 1800 F t. nw.
Thla Weete at
012-814 7th St.
715 Market Space.
Your credit is good at Lausburgh's Fur
niture Houso, 13th and F sts. oc-3-tf
Should be read daily, as eliange way oc
cur at auy time.
FOREIGN MAILS are forwarded: to tho
ports of sailing daily, and tfc jdtedulo
or closings Is arranged on the e&apu'u
oT their uuinterrnpted overland ttansit.
For the week ending December 11 t!.e
last connecting close:- are raule at thi- of
f loe as f oltows:
FRIDAY-Cbi At6:lop.m. for Europe,
per s. s. Campania", from -New York, via,
Queenstown, Letters for France, Switz
erland, Italy, Spam, Portugal, Twicer,
h,uct ami tritmu liHlta. mul be nt
rected "Per Campania." tb At 9:iO
p. mi. for France. Switzerland, Italy. Sputa.
Portugal, Turkey. Egypt and Brills ImHh.
per s. s.Laliretugiie", from New York. via
Havre- Letter. Tur other part or Barope
must be directed "I'er La Bretague." ioAt
ll:lu p.m. Jor."etheriainisotreft.H;r s.a.
bpaarndam, rrora New York, Tte. Rotter
dam. ' tt i At 11:1 u p. id. for Genua, per
s. s. Anguite Victoria, from New Yk.
Lettero luust be directed "Per Aag. Vic
toria." PRINTED MATTER. ETC. -Genma
steamers sailing Trom New JCorfc on Tues
days take printed matter, ete.. Tor Ger
many aud specially addressed printed matter,
etc., forotner parts of Europe.
The American and White star steamers
tailing from New York on Wednesdays, Me
Uetman steamers on Tnursdavs ami ch
Cunard. Frencn and German steamers on
Saturdays take printed matter, etc.. far
all countries for which they are adverets-d
to carry mails.
Muil& for South and Central Amer
ica, "West Indie. &c.
.TUURSDAY-(c) At ll:tO p. m.. for
Newfoundland, per s. s. Corean, rrora
Philadelphia, to At 11:10 p.m.. Tor Cen
tral America (except Costa Rica) awl South.
PaciHc ports per . s .Alliance, front New
York, via Colon. Letters for Guatemala
must be directed "Per AHtanca." (o) At
11:10 p. ra. ,for Mexico, per s. s. Panama.
from New York, via Progress and Ver
Cruz. Letters must be directed "Per
FRIDAY (d) At G:25 a. m., ror Parto
Eico direct, per s. s. Arkadia. from N'ew
York, tc) At 11:10 p. in., for Fortan
Island, Jamaica. Savanilla and Cartii
gena.per s. s. Altai, from New York. Let
ters for Costa Rica must te directed "Per
Altai-'' (c) At 11:10 p. m., for Haiti. pr
s. s. Alps, from New York- (e At 11:10
p.m., for Cainpeche. Chiapas, Tahnscuand
Yucatan, per s. s. Yucatan. from New iork.
Letters for other parts of Mexico tMust W
directed "Per Yucatan. (c) At 11:10
I. m.. ror Newfoundland, per s. s. Portia,
from New York, id At 11:10 p. m for
Grenada, Trinidad and Totago. per s- s...
Grenada, from New York, (ci At 10:55
p. in. , for Brazil and La Plata countries,
per s. s. Amalf I, rrom New York, via Per
nambuco and Santos. Letters, for Nnrtlr
Brazil must be directed "Per Amalfl.'
SATURDAY-(d At 12:05 p.m.rorN'-w-rouudland.
per steamer from North Sydney
HU At 1U.06 p. m. Tor St- Pierre-Miq.ueten,.
persteamer Trom. North Sydney.
Mails for Newfoundland, by rail to HnH
fax and thence via steainer.cSosehereduay,
except Sunday. at 12:05 "i-m..andonSn-daysonlyat
11:35 a. m.(d)
Malls for Miquelou, by mil to Boston and
thence via steamer, close here daily as
3:20 p- m. (a)
Malls for Cuba by rail to Port Tampa
Fla., and thence via steamers sailing Mon
days and Thursday to Havana, close here
daily at 3 p. m- (e)
Malls for Mexico, overland (except thftsa
for Campeche, Chiapas Tabasco aad Yb
catau wtilch , after the Wednesday overland
closing, wtll be forwarded via New Yerk
up to and Including the 11:10 p. m. close
Friday), close here daily at 7:10 a. m. (d)
Malls for Australia lexcept "West A.
trulia). New Zealand, Hawaii and Fiji
Islands, per s. s,. Aorangi. rrom Vancouver,
closs here dally up to U:40 p. m., December
Mails for China. Japan and Hawaii, per
s. s. City of Pekin. from San Fraaefcco,
cIonj here daily up to U:40 p. m December
Mails for China and Japan, per s. a.
Tacoma. cIoe here daily up lo tl:40 n. m
Malls for Hawaii, per s.s. Australia. from
San Francisco, dote here daily up t GMO
p. in., December 22. (d)
Mails for the Society Islands, per ship
Tropic Bird, from San Francisco, close
here daily up to G:-10 p.m., December 2J.
Mails for China and Japan, specially ad
dressed only, per s. s. Empress of India,
from Vancouver, close here dally up to
G.40 p. nu, December 27. td)
Plaits for Australia (except those for
"West Australia, which are torwarded via
Europe), New Zealand. Hawaii. FIJI and
Saiuoan Islands, per s.s. Jloana, from San
FranCK-co, clo.-c here daily up lo o:-10 p . m..
December 31. (d)
(ai Register eu mull closes aC 10 a. m.
(b Registered mail closes at 1 p. m.
tc) Registered mall closes at 6 p. m.
(di Registered mall closes at G p. m.
(e) Registered mall closes, at 1 p. m.
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
(f) Registered mail clones at G p. m