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THE TIMES, "WASHINGTON", TUJESDAY, DECEMBER It, 18DT.
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CHRONICLES OF SOCIETY
A Dinner by Mr. and Mrs. George
Gonenil .MiclHMUTS Dinner to thes
"Twelve o'Cloclt, Hreiilifust
Mr. and Mrf. George C. Gorham enter
tained last night at a dinner of fo:irte?u
covert. The distinguished coiiijJuny .it
table were the Mexican Minuter and
MatlHine Rwrero, Justice Hurlnii, Mr. and
Mrs. (..eorgu WestinghoUHf, jr.; Mrs. 'J.
W. Foster, Mr. de Wollant, of the Hits
siau lepitin: Mr. and Mr. W. ! -lark.
Senor Attpianon.Miss Helen Gaines CI lake,
of Mobile, and Miss Maud Ressett Gorliau.
Gen Miihener entertained the "T.vjlvc
O'dock Breakfast Club-' Saturday even
ing, Ills youngest daughter being the host
ess. The members present were the Mias'3
Cuttei. BushneH, Mannakee, Ai&ms, Uar
neille, TlMHiibfc, Perry, Orme anil Jri,r'.n.
Representative and Mr-. Lai y, or lo-vii,
will MH'iid the M-inter at No. 1028 Fif
Mrs. Griffith, the wife of Lieut. Grif
fitli, lu t gone to New York to apeud tlie
Mrs. Nellie Hollirook Hlhin.or San Fran
nsco, wlio is famous tliKitighout Cali
fornia as one of the most brilliiiut orators
of the State, is the guet or Mik. Mary
L. Loekwood, at the Strathmore Arms.
Tlie ever popular Norilhoff Guild Iiaing
lHfslifjned ita faiiHu- down-town lunch ions
this year liar prepared u iiiot attmolive
tea. t. be given on Wednetsday-eveiditg of
tills week at the residence of Miss. Kate
Uradk-y, No. 1722 N street, when tlie
usual array or fsood l Mugs uud pretty lliinga
will be ci. sale for the lieuefit of the
Honeopaihic Hospital. The guests, will
! reoeivinl by Mrs- Xotilhoff, Mr. Mai-
ll aii('Mrs. Wesiinghouse.
A isittipany i.f old-time friends and nam
of ilu guests at La Fetr.i't, Hotel gn'tereil
in Hi 'parlois.ou Saturday evening, to i.eet
Prof and Mrs. T W La t-Vtra. of Sunii.'t,o
Colo ge. Chili, South America- Mr Edin
S. 1 Fetra, nephew of the gHasts l i Jli i
pn-sned. ami several musical relet tins
wre lendered. and Mrs. T. V. La 1 u l
gav- siimb cbariuitm lecttatioiis I r if
Ia 1 i-tia gave a brief uceount of 'at
coiaiii weineni at Santmgo College Mi-s
Nellie l'eteren. Miss Fannie Lite . ml
M Emia Burcia'll were t!e si!oits
Ics tea, etc. wer served from a d inui
decorated table -the heaiitiful sil.T tea
se vice recently presented to Mrs ts I)
L-t Fetra by the Florence Cruten'ou Hope
an I lltlp Mission board, toeing used f-jr tt e
first lime, ami -s greatly admired I'ror
an 1 Mis La Fetra leave toilay for ill
Mrs- Hoar, wife of the Senator rr .t ,
MassaoJiieU?. will not he at Ikjuk' to isi
Uir until Thurslays in Jaauary.
ThcNalieifal Rifle gave another of their
pleasant dances Saturday night. Among
tlie miii.j participents were Mrs. Milo C.
SiMinners, tlieMisfieRLizzicSboemaker, Jose
phine I."ckey. Cleo Mae Carter, Eth -I
Eherley. Daisy Hart, Minnie Geifr, Ger
trude Metcalf. 1 lorenee Ifcirtell, Louise
rfjirtell. Effie Matthews. Helen Metcalf,
Moltie Kernan. Mabel Flslwr, Alic- Koch
Carrie Hatninerlr. Mae Johitsou.M lrgaret
Coiui'ii. Mamie Kelly. KiMi Callan, A dele
Miller. Margie Griffin. Alice Mangau, Mae
Griffin. Georgia Sclieffield, Em-ita Tlamiii
son, M. C. Bsirns. Lillie II. Fannce, Tlietis
Phillip''. Mayme Andrew, Florence Frid
ley, KathaniM? Miller, Nettle E. Law,
Helen Block. Mamie Morau, Roe Hurdle,
Bertie Hodges OiviMla Ford, Tiilie Cliese
dine. Iret.e Kelir, Mr. and Mrs. W. Y.
Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Milo C Sumniers.
i r. W. A Morsell. Mrs. Howard Cook, Mr
v'ortstophtr Tlwnupson. Mr-. Woe!.. Messrs.
Claries E. Ben v, Berton Smith, A. S Titus
U. id McKenti, Id yiuiMiit Cook, Kci..t
Hovt. G. S. W&Idow, A J), P-Iaek, George
I t-sifci, George V. Eanisliaw, S. T N;l.-.
rje'oige Slaeaiaker, C. O. Maihlox, ltolvrt .
Ma tiger, !. L. Hardawa y. It A. l.oe' terry.
W. H. Butler. Thomas O. Yauiell, John E.
tantou, Tlamiat Yoinig. TheodiHe liiilen.
J.T. Macey.T H. 1 lood, LeRoj F. Kinlow
II R. HoJinei-. Paul Connor, J. V. Skeeti.
Hairj Stiles Archie Edmonston, Roscoe
Saeaile, J. B. Skan. George E Griffin,
R I . CarRon, W. T. Monchine. W. 1. tTiK.
jr.- Lteut. J. W. Cameron, Roltert W. 1) :er,
L F. Fridiey, Charles G UoU-rt., J. Le ris
Joiuisoo, L. 1. Einer and GtKirge Hui-'..
FIGHTING CIVIL SKRYICK LW.
Mr. AVulcr, of North Ctirolinn, Givei
Frederick 1. Walsei, deputy collector
of luternal revenue foi tlie Fifth district
of North Carolina, appeared Ijefore the
Senate Comsnittee on Civil Service md
Retrenchment yesterday. senatoi Prit-c-hard,
of North Caioliuu, ciiairman of the
committee, and Senator- Harris, of Kan
pas, ami Lodge, of Massachusetts, and
Cuil Service Commissioner ProJter were
Mi. Walter gave it a his opinion tint
the niBiiWho passed tlie examination foi
deputy collector were not, as a rule,
fitted to capably discharge the dutk'S of
the office A scholastic examination Aq
no ter. Business experience, phsiMl
courage, end integrity were the e-ssential
Ttic e7H.tMlon of Um- civil service law
to storekeeper and gangers wa iiupracti
cal, be thought The pay is only 52 a
du under aja4gnment, and the .'er.ige
number of days wlileh a man serves
He tho-'gl.t it impossible to divoicc tin
branch of the Government service from
One effee of the application of tlie iviI
sei vie-- law was to biing storekeepers from
lemote dieO'cts and t tii-i wjs offensive
to the home lule principles of the people
Senator Lodge and roinniias!oiir Piocter
cro'-s-exanitncd tlie witness wltli a view to
bringing out the alleged faei that collusion
between the distiller and gangers was
more convenient where they wvie citizens
of the same localltv. The witness held
that as the storekeepers and gnugers were
under te eye of the flop ill v collector, this
was a duimeious thing to do.
Commissioner Piocter asked h-s witness
If he did not think that the internal revenue
service would he better Conducted were it
run after the business fashion of the rail viy
mall service and lie custom service, to
which the witness lesponded "1'es, if
it were possible to do so."
Shipw rccRed Crew Safe lu 1'ort.
Newport News, Dec. 13. The BntSh
steamer Kildona arrived here today fro.u
Shields, bringing the shipwrecked trcw ef
t he Norwegian barklljeminet, whiehspninj
a leak in mid-Atlantic about two wejks
ago and was given up for lost Sunday
DeceiolK.i 5, when the signals of distress
were discovered by Capt. Rolert.s, of the
Kildona Ca pt. H. N. S man and his ore w
or eight men are now destilute.all of their
aelongmgs- haing gone flown with tlie
Senator Petiigerw prevented the calling
up of the bill to prevent pelagic sea'ng
by again Interposing his objection yes
GRAND OI'EHA SEASON".
Opened With "La Trnviatu" and n
Triumph for Melhn.
A ERBl'S " LA TRAV I ATA ."
Flora Van C.iateren
Baron Bouphol Vivlnui
The limited season of French, Italian :;nd
German grand opera, under the diieclion
of Messrs. Dainro.-eh and Ellis, opened at
the Lnfayelt" Square Oppia House last
night under inspiring auspices. There w;is
a Jarge and brilliant audience, .vuich
dressed tlie pretty theater into such a gar-,
den of animated beamy that the limited
capacity of tr.e house, which iorces up
prices, was forgiven in the opportunity
for magMficent social display which the
arrangement of the house affords; the
crowd v a niusic-hungry, almost mm .iu
blarvod. foi, in large part, it was a gather
ing of the old-time forces who wurjhip
melody and florituie. utid we have not had
the priiif.es and princesses of sung In Italian
and French opera for two years; thve
was an orcliestia beyond cavil, under tlie
able Itiiiibonl; there was a splendid -oiii-pany
of principals and a competent chorus;
and supreme, clowning all, like a radui'it
Jewel, was Nellie Melba, the greatest ly 1c
soprano on the stage It was an sv-ut
worth waiting for, a treat distinguished In
its magnificence as well as In Its rarPy.
The opera performed was Verdi's "La
Travlatn,'' which was so gre'at a lavorite
with Patti before her retirement. It Is
an opera in which the public delight .h
seeing a gteat and popular prima donna,
for there is a satisfaction in the generosity
or the role. It keeps the prima donna
soprane on tlie stage rnoie than moot
roles ami there is a greiter allotnient of
vocalization for hci. There Avas little re
gret over the substitution of this op-ra
for "Berber of Seville." There is little
choice net ween the scores in the matter
of music , and in "Traviata" there is the
added diversion of chorus. and ballet which
do not enter into Rossini's work F r
those to vhoni the music is not everything
there was early discovered an interest
in the story which even one most un
familiar witn the plot or language of this
wcH-knewu opera iould not escape, for
Verdi ii- his treatment has justified his
liberty with .he play, but there will ul
ways remain the inconsistency of tlie dy
ing Violetta giving forth such beautiful
notes with her last breath as the score
e-alls fo:, onlj feebly apologized for by
the 1- etty license of "the swan's song. '
Moreover, it was not the opera which
the audience came to hear. It was Melba.
They weuld have come just the same, no
matter whattheopem. and listened patient
ly and long, with the sustained rapture
everywhere marked on the faces in all
the vast audience, and the spontaneous,
unanimous outburst of applause, which
The storms and winds of trouble and
sickness assail the mariner on life's seas.
He must be clear-headed and strong-bodied
if he would successfully combat them.
The man who works with his hands, and
the man who works with his brains, must
have a healthful, wholesome body, or he
wilt fail. A blacksmith can't do good
work if he is weak and sick from impure
blood, poor digestion and weak lungs.
The lawyer cannot strongly plead his
client's cause if the brain is full of impur
ities and his nerves are racked by sleep
lessness and unrest.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical "Discovery
is a money maker because it puts body
and brain in perfect trim for work. It
makes stomach, liver, bowels and kidneys
do their proper work. It helps the food
to digest and supplies blood and nerves
and brain with just the material each
needs. Weak and nervous men and
women become strong and vigorous with
its use. For thirty years it has been
recognized as the best of all tonics and
Nine-tenths of all the ills that human flesh is
heir to arc due to constipation. If people never
became constipated, or promptly relieved that
constipation by a resort to the right remedy, the
doctors would starvt to death. Headache, heart
burn, sour stomach, biliousness and a thousand
other ills arc due to constipation, and constipa
tion is promptly and permanently cured by Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. One "Pellet" is a
gentlelaxative and two a mild cathartic They
never gripe and do not get you up at night.
Druggists sell them. Nothing else is "just
marked eterv climax to which the Aus
tralian .qong bird loaned her incomparable
voice. They gave themselves ear and
heart to the great soprano. And she
responded graciolisly with a vocal per
formance which confirmed the laudations
which have lalsed her to her urtistlc
eminence. She Kecriied in perfect voice.
The soft, flue'nt melody came from her
throat like nothing else in the wide wjrUl
but her own tones, and she rolled the
cadenzas- and trilled the flute notes with
the ttcl nical exqtilsltcness which is her
especial distinction. Melba is a fJoriture
singer above all else. Her voice Is a great
organ of hweetiiPSs', and when she plays
upon it, there come forth ma'es of har
mony ami bubbling notes, like showers of
pearls. It is nature, perfected by art, but
it seems as if it must be nature alone, un
aided, pustine, .supreme.
The 1 ole of Ylolctta is admlnbly adapted
to the lyric and other noted excellencies
of Melbt-'b voice. It is slight and air in
scoring, with melouious passages and fre
quent florid brilliancy, which dHplaya tier
abilities to trelr best advantage. The
survival of the Italian school Is inevitable
so long as the stage is vouchsafed artistes
of Melba 's scope. German opera may
establish itseli side by side with the Ital
ian, but the Teutonic can never cast the
Latin school Into the shallow of obliv'on
While its temple is Illuminated with hu'Ii
brilliancy as ladiates from this gifted 'r
tlste. Tlie audience recognized her for
for "la diva.' and rose to her repeat-illy,
recalling and recalling her. She ecceil-ul
just where all VioletUis have excelled, c x
cept that, saving Pattl only, no othtr
prima donna has ever sung tlie role of
the Verdi-Humus creation so finely.
01 course, the best appreciated passages
were the familiar "Semper Llbru."' he
wnlu, "Ah, Forb' e Ltd." with It in
spiring bravura swing; "Adio! Uil Rav
sato;'' the several duets with Alfredo and
Germont, and the other plentiful co.t
certed passages in which Mclbn's superior
tones rang out firmly but sweetly a'xive
the choral of oices and instruments.
The p.ut second only to Violetta is
Alfredo, tlie tenor, but Sahgnac Iwittl'd
I ravel y to overcome the popularirv of
j Ciinpanari, ;ls singer aud aotor. As
I Germont, the viiile baiitone dominated
J his scenes by personal strength, the gi nd
maimer of the true grand opera artist,
and byhlsfine tonal delivery and delicately
skillful pm. thing. Like Melba, he seems
in the zenith of his powei. Saligiuo
was earnest and zealous In action, and
displayed a fine tenor voice of sweet lyric
qualities, pobsh"d in style and flexible
in use. His endowments weie less against
him tlia.i theinoidmate test of provirnate
association with such artists as Melba
Neaily all the others are, In their accom
plishments, familiar to patrons jf grand
opera Tantajteren w-jioappearedasFlori.
Mattfeld, as Auuiini; Viviani, as the Bart n.
and Rail, as the M'tiquis, have ill been
heard heie before, though in other roKs.
The chorus Is amusingly cosmopolitan,
but it sings well, and the light swinging
Italian music was quite evidently meie
iccuation for Mr. Dumrosch's German
musicians Bimboui, at tbo director's
desk, was as much a hero as the soloists
for the sapient and appreciative in the
audience, though there was no demonstra
tion for the famous conductor.
Tonight will be the only German nigfit
of the four. and worshipers at the crowded
shrine of the master of Heyreuth will
have a treat m hearing ''Lohengrin "
Mr. Damrosch will conduct this evening,
Gadski will smg EKa, Ernst Krauss. who
distinguished himself last year as Sieg
fried and Lohengrin, will sing the Knight of
the Holy Grail, Frau Staudfgl will ting
Ortrud, impel ial F.lselier will sing King
Henry and David Bisplmm will make 1 is
local operatic debut as Telramund. Mr.
Inspham is an America n who has be'-n kept
upon him hy foreign impresarios.
LADIES' AUXILIARY MEETING.
Officer Elected nnd Entertainment
The Ladies' Auxiliary. No. 32, Union
Veteran Legion, at its regular meeting on
Saturday evening, elected the following
officers to serve for the ensuing vear: Pres
ident, Mrs. Flora II . Lewis; senior ice, Mrs
Harriet L. Scrjbnei;; junior vice, Mrs. Antn
E. Bali; treasurer, Mrs. Sarah Sampson,
chaplain, -Mrs. Emma A. Menill; coml.ic
tress. Mrs. Mary A. Austin; guard. Miss
Angelina Beckman; color bearer. Miss
Noia A. Tyers.
Col. W 1 Hn cs, colonel elect of encamp
ment No ill, u. V. L., in company with
Comrades Ford and Allison, called upon
the auxihaiv and in a very complimentary
speech extended an mv itatiou to the ladies
to hold a joint and public installation of
officers on the first Fntlav in January,
which invitat Ion was unariimouslyarccpted.
The auxiliary will give its first public
entertainment at No. 910 Pennsylvania
avenue northwest for the benefit of its
relief fund. Mrs. J.Ellen Fostcrwill make
the opening addies.s and a chqiro musical
and liteiary piogram will follow.
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NEW PLAYS AND OLD.
Roland Heed in "TIib Wrong: Mr.
Roland Reed swept into the theatrical
drought that seemed to have settled on
the theiitrlcul world In Washington like
one of tlie breezes he used to tell us of
In "In IJakoteh,'' but, far from having
any suggestion of coldness or frost, it
was ai blamy and mirthful as the zephyrs
that play over th. blue waves at Old Pn:t
Comfort, where the "Wrong Mr. Wright'
dlsporU himself in such a tide of humorous
situations and witty line the audience
is tempted to call on the life-savers to
rescue them trom laughter- And Mr.
Reed, although the mm lstakable star of
the cast, has surrounded himself with a
company who might all have their names
printed on the program in capital letters
and act up to the expectation of such an
honor. The audience was onu of the
laigest and most appreciative that have
giaeed the Columbia for many days, and
th v eek will doubtless be a record
breaker for the seasjn thus far.
Seynifur Sites, a gay obi iMiy fro n
'Frlsto, who breaks out again altera ten
years reformation, is the congenial role
in which nr. Reed finds himself; and if
mirth and gnyety can be bottled up for
a long period and then break out like
than pagnc when uncorked, It must be
as Mr. Reed imagines and plays it, or
e'lst it should be rejected as spurious und
not the right hiand, fur the laughs were
nrt eimfined to any ago, sex or clas of
tht audicwe. They all enjojed tlie intles
if Mr. Reed and imagining themselves in
the same position would doubtless have
M'ss Isadorc Rush, who Is always spoken
of ir- the same breath when Roland Reed's
lu n,c Is mentioned, as Henrietta Oliver, a
fi'i de sieele female detective, played the
nii.nnish part with the charm she always
puts into such characters, and when the
ilenoueirent comes one i ready to believe
that above all she is a lovable woman.
Unfortunately she sings a "coon" song In
the second act which jars slightly and
foiild be dispensed with without spoiling
Mr Bert Coote, as Lord Brazenface, a
degenerate, gave a not altogether original,
but very unique conception of the purt
and addeil much to the mirth and enjoy
inent of the audience. Mr. Frederick Bond.
Site's nephew, was played by Mr. Charles
S. Abbey, a young man who looks, acts,
and seems to feel the full enjoyment of
such a fortunate situation. Miss Helen
Keating was a pretty and captivating Julia
Bond, wlni Is fortunate enough to be a
niece to Sites, as well as the heiress to a
million. Tillie Bird, her maid, was coyly
pluyed h Miss Maud White. The dance
she does m tho second act is a trifle too
usque to suit the general lone of tlu
play. A little- more fiance and les lingerie
would prcbalrfy suit better the persons
whom Mr. Reed's comedies attract. The
remainder o the cast is very good.
1,500th Time of "Shore Aen s.
James A. Heme's beautiful pastoral
"Shore Acres" was repeated at the a
tional last night and passed a milestone
ii- its long and honorable career. It was
the fifteen hundredth presentation, and Mr.
Heme made the occasion especially at
tractive b giving out a handsome so'ivjnlr
in the form of a gilt metal Florentine pic
ture frame- It was probably the mostcostly
souvenir that has ever been given n a
local theater. Tho house was well filled
and greeted the humor of this chir-.iing
piece with geuuine laughter, and its ia
tliettc touches with a quiet that was
equully significant- Mr. Heme's Uncle Nat
has matured into a classic theme, which
Rip is the only other American more be
loved The other players are capable
actors and catch the spirit of Mr. Heme's
exquisite performance, creating an atmos
phere of naturalism and domesticity which
is one of' tlie chief charms of the pre-enta-tion-
"Shore Acres," though now cue
of tlie longest lived plays on the stage,
shares the ironical history of so many other
successes. When first produced it was
apparently a failure. It was twice se
wrilten aud renamed before itcntered upon
its phenomenally successful career. It is
a play which awakens all the finer and
better emotions, and sends the audi -nee
away happier and more charita'Jle to
human nature, glad they have met Uncle
Nat and his companions, and eager to visit
"The Cherry Picker-.."
The audience which saw "The Chary
Pickers" at the Grand Opera House last
night anticipated a thing full of spicy
gailic smells, and the sunshine and the
palm trees and the tlnkly temple bells
something strange, foreign, and intensely
absoibing; and they were not disappointed.
The play is, as tliose who .saw it last year
know, a iiicltdramaot the most picturesque
sort, and full of life and action. Nournia
lee, the Eurasian glil, and Nazare, her
lover, aic, of course, the most promiuent
figures in the cast, but all the parts were
well taken, and the scenery and costumes
weic In no wise inferior to the acting.
In the cast arc Ralph Del more, R. V. Fer
guson, Edwaid Poland, and Jennie Sater
lee, who were In the original production.
"Two Little "Vagrant "
Last night Decourcelle's attractive melo
drama. "Two Little Vagrants," wis pre
sentcd at the Academy of Music, where it
will remain through the week. This is the
first time that the pluy has appeared In
Washington at popular prices. Last year
at the Lafayette Square Opera Hoise.it
made a deep impression on tliose who su .v
it its only drawback being its moments of
irresistible sadness. Though this was x
tribute to the strength or th" play, and the
potency of the dramatist, the management
thought best to change it, and the "Two
Little Vagrants" seen at the Academy this
week are much more cheerful chaps. Miss
Mildred Holland and Miss Edith Fassett
play ths poor lioy nnd thelittlerich youngster
elicited the sympathy und applause of the
audience- by their work. The balance of the
support is in the chief parts excellent. It
is a treat to see so good a play by a
company of the present one's merit at
A'nnity Fair Burlestiuers.
Kernan's this week has the Vanity Fair
Burlesquers, a company which is up to the
standard of this class or shows. The
audience which packed the housa last night
thoroughly enjoyed the show, aud with
good reason, for there were songs end
choruses galore to please the ear; fun mak-
That look like leather and are leather. Not the cheap truck sold a6
department store, mailer rom paper, skiver, linen, and other imitations
or leather. These are worth receiving and will reriect credit on ttw
giver. Immense assortment and the very latest shapes, designs, kinds
of leather and colors. Kite h as monkey skin, alligator, morocco, seal,
crushed levant, rattlesnake, etc. Beautiful goods, but not at all ex
peiisive. Silver-mounted Focfcetbooks, from Sl.50up.aud Gold-mounted
Pocketbook from ?4 up.
R. HARRIS & CO., Cor. Seventh and D Sts.
ing In plenty to move to laughter an-ll .ts
of pretty girls and livel dances to atch
the eye- A nong thosi- who appealed 111
th.- specialty part are Hanley ami JarMs,
who convulsed the audience; Mlc i,.ll dial
Jess, who were good m a character sk"idi.
Shenett and Newell, who gave a staithng
pi rformauce on the triple, bars; the "Asoii
sisters, in boxing ami singing; I-a-.e il un
and Fannie Tedder, who did every, lung in
a funny way to ragtime music. Margie
Tebeau, who scored a hit Willi Mer I atoji
manipulations, and the Mahersite-- were
clever in acrobatic dances andsons. l he
performance opened wruii a rollicking bur
lelta, "Toe Outing of the Lam!s, - and
closed with a roaring burlesq ie. ' The
Man from Ireland."
The BijouS Bill.
NotwM'l'rtta"alug the iiianuser of tin
Bijou was disappointed at the last moment
in curing the company It" had hoped for .h"
kept the wires hot, and secured for his
opening performance yesterday one of the
strongest bills he has had this season.
Simmons and Siocum's Minstrels remain fur
another week. and Introduced new feature-.
The DeGraus Henri and KoJCita. appeared
in a varied turn of acrotiatics ami Spanish
songs and fiances Miss May Hoey w .1.
clever in character and negro Mine-.
Zara presenterla novelty in onenlalfinnc
Lew Simmons and Clark Gil.bs gave .111
imu-liig n-usical sketch. Maud Mclulyn
and Ida Howell were well received hi char
acter songs at'd dances. Jack Ilannito'i
in imitations, and ieeaux and lieieau .,
wlio play all -oris of inuslcai iustruiueu's.
were roundly applaialed. aud the Mi-.se
Bigger and Drehei proved a success in char
acter somrs. The Itrilliaut Quartet remaius
another week. The performance ends w,th
a Ii'.'ely burlescpie by the entire company.
PLEASANT CHURCH SOCIAL.
Vermont Avenue Church (;not .if
the Board of Deuconrsses.
The Vermont Avenue Christian Chunh
ban a mostenjoyablesocial ou Friday even
ing last In the lecture room, the church lj
lng the guests of tlie board of ilenconencs.
who are Mrs. Emma F..She!ton. president:
Mrs- Eva " . Middleton. secretary; Mrs. Ella
M Norwood, trea-urer; Miss Lout a L.
Weightmau. Mrs. Mary C. Stepiteuson. Mr-.
Mary I. Carrigau. Mrs. M. L Burton. Mrs
Anna G. Van Arsdale, Mrs. Lynn Hahn.
Mrs Grace Spencer, Mrs. L. E Diown and
Mis. Emma Lattlmore.
The rooms were prettily decorated vih
parlor lamps, palms and an flowers. 1' to
tables were daintily furnished, at me ef
which chocolate w as served by Miss Loui-a
Stephenson, and at the other tea, by Mi-
Besides the verv enjoyable social inter
crurse. a phonograph, kindly loaned by
Mrs. E. G. Liggers. was a prolific ourc.of
enterralurrer.t. and Messrs. Albert Muzyy
and Howard Writtht delighted all -vith
several numbers on the maiiV!in and
Tins was th- firm of a ierVs of mucIi pleas
ant occasions (V-Hicned by the pastor. Rev.
Dr. Power, for the parptM of having the
church open every Fr; .. evMing dur.ng
the winter. Dr. aud Mis. power will be
thr- hosts next Friday evening.
How to Prevent Pneumonia.
At this time of the year a cold is very
easily-contracted, andif left to run itscoirse
without the aid of some reliable cogh
medicine is liable to result in tlstt dread
disease, pneumonia. We know of no bet'er
remed to cure a cough or cold than Cba n
bcrlaln's Cough Remedy. We have used It
quite extensively and it bus always given
entiresatisfaction. Oolagah.Ind Ter Chief.
This is the only remedy that is known to
be a certain preventive of pneumonia.
Among the many thousands who have esed
It for colds and la grippe we have nevjr ;ct
learned of a single case having lesultcd in
pneumonia. Persons who hat e weak lungs
or have leasou to fear an attack of pneu
monia r should keep the remedy at Jiaud.
The 25 and 50 eentslzes for sale by Henry
Evans, wholesale and retail druggiet. i:8
Fst.,andConn. ave andS.si.nw ami 142S
Md. ave. no.
Sterlhig Silverware is lower in price this
season than ever before. We do not advertise
a special discount for il is our method to
alivays sell at the lowest prices. We zoUl
mention some instances:
Sterling Silver Mirrors,
(j Sterling Silver Mirrors. J
Silver Mounted Hair Brushes, J
j Silver Mounted Hair Brushes,"1111
Silver Mounted Hair Brushes, gf
Puff Boxes, Cut Glass, Silver Tops,
Cloth Brushes, full size,
Lower prices than ours for the same qual
ities you cannot find.
J. Karr's Sons,
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The New Demorest
Will be the appropriate gift for
vour wife. Equipped with all the
latest improvements does all klnfkf
or work. Fine Oak Cabinet W00U
Aork. Mat nine in guaranteed
for 10 years. You save from $25
to S:50 by buying the Demorest
Ttie price at wide It we are selling
the machine Is exceedingly low.
Machiiieon exhibition at our store.
Ungle Sam Cycle Co.,
610 F St. -N. W.
On nil Iloliduy Goodts, r- S
tent's.. Wine- and Liquors m
in I'ltkford'.-, Ninth and
Iat. live. Come lu toduy
vviih your order.-. Head
price li-t. We have hun- A
dredis of bni'guiii- too mi- J
moron,- to mention lu this
10 lb?. Buckwheat 2Se f
oiilr SHi'sge Meat. !.. . xO"
Vermont Maphj Syrup, gal cans-SSC 2
s-ir .u-ine Hue): wheal. 3-lb-
pkss..2fbr 25c A
s . naislns. lb lc
VerylargecookiugKalMns.. s f
New. Figs, lb 8c a
". !i t'kl. .lellv SSe
."!.. bkts. Mrnre Veal -4-Se fi
10 lbs. Rolled Oats 5c I
New Mixed Niiu. lb 17c
f Wines and Liquors, f
f Old Rye Whisky, gal ... SX.50 f
fold Dominion Whisky, 4 vrs. ft
old. equal to S3 gal SS.SO
9 Old Tom Gin, gal S3..SO f
L Pickrord's Private Stock, S jL
years old, qt SLOO y
A S C Corn Whiky ,qt 65c A
Old Dock Port, gal Sl.OO X
H Cal. Sherry, gal Sl.OO f
. Sweet Catawba, gal 75c 1
Okl Ulackben y Brandy ,ql. SOC y
B Cal. aged Port, hot He 25c A
Cal. aged Sherry, bottle 25e
tai. "-larei, ooiue SSOe 0
Kev We Cigars. 50 in a box SOc A
rrttl Crow AVhiskr. 6 years o'd,
rerboUle 90t. ft
J 9th St. and La. Ave. I
A 'PHONE 922. I
t OPIs EVENINGS. .. 3
I Why not a
1 Piano ?
WING to our determination
to tlose out every Piano by
January l you can now buy
our high grade Pianos for the
same prnes others ask for their
vastly inferior instruments. Our
lioorest is as good as their best.
Call for prices nd more liberal
terms than ever before.
Novel stoc's of Musical Tovs for
r3; DROOP fons,
Stein way and other leading Pimoa.
925 Pa. Ave.
aiiiiiiiiiiuiiUJijiiiuiiJiii uiiiUiUiiJii nil
Do you Uuovv that you can have
The Morning, Evening it ml Snnday
Time--the only COMPLETE uo-vs-I'ltpe'i
published In Washington
-e-rveil to you by currier for ftfty
ce-nt- u Month?
$10.50, now 8.00
10.00, now 7.50 (j
5, now 4.00
4, now 3.50
3, now 2.75
$4.00 now $2.75
$1.50 now 3.75
j Go " j
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