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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24. 3 897.
As is our custom, the store will be closed
nil day tomorrow (Christmas Day) but will be
open lute touisht to give everyone a chance
to complete tlielr .shopping.
very forcitdy emplia izes
the advantage of wearing apparel
for holiday gifts. Nothiug could
be-more appropriate than these:
Full Dress Suit.
Prince Albert Frock
Tuxedo Dress Coat.
Patent Leather Shoes
Dress Suit Cases.
Collar and Cuff Boxes.
All of which we offer in a big
va: iet3r of best qualities at lowest
Initials engraved on canes and
umbrellas, and everything suitably
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
Twelfth and F Sts. N. W.
The public schools have closed until after
The Christmas entertainment of the
l'lfteenth Street M. E. Ciiurrh will be
given on .Monday evening.
Heriiwd W. Buret', twenty-three years
oldt wii sent to St. Eliiabelh'b Insane
Asylum yesterday pending an inve.st'ga
lion of liih mental condition
. Tlie grand commander of the Order of
the Golden Cross, acaimii.-i.nied by the
off Jeers of the grand body, will viMt
I'oton.ac Lodge on January :!5.
"j complete fret of his predecessors In of
fice now adorns the offnc of Urig. Gen.
Wlicon, clutf of engineers. The first to
holdtheoffhe was Col.Jonath.in IVillruns.
. Susan A. Ituffin yesterday filed it suit
in equity against the Perpetual Building
Association and others, to enjoin them
from helling lot 23, square 960, on which
they hold a. trust.
Willie Gren, a colored oy.stermnn, yes
terday entered a libel in the District
court, for 16 wages, against the boat
Xe.tjle May, for which he has been work
lnfc on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay
for tlie last three months. Later the suit
waJ bet lied.
The Salvation Army will entertain visi
tors at the bai racks, at No. 930 Pennsyl
vania avenue, on Christmas evening, with
& musiealf. Staff Captain Xoble atd
his n'sistants. Captain running ami -Mills,
and Lieutenants Adams and Shipley we
all accomplished musicians. so a m isleal
treat is in store for all who attend.
Mount Vernon Council, No. 491, National
Union, e'ected the fullowing officers Tor
1S98 at their meeting held on Thursday
nicht, Decemlier -3. President, Ro?n J
Wolser; vine-president, J A. W Uts; speaker
Thomas I oouaii;s2,retary. Edward Saxton
financial s-ictctarv, C. L. Phelps; treas
urer, Lyman F. V,'. dishing; chaplain,
Nathan F. Boone; usher, Jelferson lid
dlston; sergea'i't-at-.irms, James L. Mann;
d-wjrkeepi r, Ucmy Warren trustees, II C
Kspcy, J. A. "Watts, Jefferson -MiddleV.!;
delegate to cabinet, H. C. Kspey; delemwo
to assaojltH, A. P. Marston; delegate to
liimtcditle Relief Association, Jef fer on
The Goodyear Rubber Company, SOT Pa.
ave.., dlsnla.s a Tine assortment of Mack
intoshes for ladies, gents, mies and chil
dren; also boots, shoes and tcys. Piesenta
that will be appreciated, not only during,
but after the holidays.
1LLTIM0UE AXD OHIO RAILROAD
Every Tuesday, pertonally conducted
tourist .sleeping cars- to the Pacific coast,
via fct. Lmi-, Iron Mountain route and
Southern Pacific, will leave WaMinigton
on the fafl Western express at 3:-10p. m.
Low rales for th holidays to Pittsburg,
Wheeling, and Parkerburg, December 21,
125, and 31, lfel7, and January 1, 1-S98,
at one fare and one-third. Good returning
until Jaiuiury 4, lStiS.
Speqitil rate's ami limits for students.
Apply city ticket orrices of this company.
Salvation Army Service..
Theic will be throe services at Salvation
A i my Barracks on Christmas. Day. At il
a. in., the subject for discussion wui he
"fcsicrifice for Service;" at 3 p. m., "The
Greatest Thing in the World," and Jn tlw
evening, at 8 o'clock, "Wh-'it Think Ye
or Chiiil?" The public is coidially n
vited to attend.
"Want Jletter Pny for PJremeii.
District Assembly, 'o. 06, Knights of
Labor, met last evening a I Plasterers' Hall.
The legislative committee was mstruc'ed
to memorialize Congress in behalf of the
members of the District fire department
and ruijucft that their compensation be in
creased. Do yoti Know that you can liave
Tlie Mi. ruing-, Kvemiijj mid Sunday
Time. the only COMPLETE news
paper published in Washington
served to 3-oti by cari-ter for fifty
centft a- moritliV
hS GOrG s&' Sx S $5
Oold Watches 1
14 and iSk. for ladies,$25
f and upward for men, full 0
t size, latest styles, as low as t
I $35. Diamond Rings, real
g brilliants, $5 Brooches, $xo
l'endaii.s, ,520, respectively,
and upward. .. ? 1 -,
1ST ifeu's faterling Silver Watches, Z
OALT & Bl
S 1107 Pemi. Avenue. f
t de-22-tf I
H S$s: ! e 'M
Fate of the American Sailors, Mont
goniery and Epns.
StattMiitMit ijy Commodore McXair He
guidinii; the Killing: Show It
Wu, Not in n Jtrawl.
The information obtainable as to the
killing of Amelican sailors in Japan is
so far discreditable to the Japanese side
or the controversy.
One ol the curious Incidents of the kill
ing is that there was, to far as can be
ascertained, m contemporaneous report
made of thCnf faiis by American retire
,eiitatlvcs In Japan to the State Depart
ment Tlie details furnished to the State De
partment K'terday have not been given
to the public, and It is not likely that a
Tull statement will lc made until dip
lomacy lias either settled the dispute or
has exhausted itself in the effoit.
A call wainmlat the Japanese legation
last night with a view or ascertaining the
allegation of Tacts from the Japanese side.
The statement -was made that tne inemivrs '
or the legation were at a certain plaz-i.
They v.' en not found there on inquiry. It
was also stated at the legation that no re
poit had been received relating to the
klllbig of the American sailors.
Th htajjj Department. i, nevertheless,
proceeding with th inquiry into the manner
in wtdsli tne sailors cim-1 their death.
Mini-ler Ihiuk, at Toklo, lias cabled the
State Depart i?ent that he has asked the
Japanese government to investigate the
killing of theailor Montgomery, who was
attached to,t hi; gunboat Toiktown.
Tlie deuthlnjl -this sailor took place in
Sepicmbei. -?" it Is stated that Mr. Buck
had not- bejirdof it until so Informed by
ttie Statu Department on the other side
of the eaitii. The State Department sent
him an inquiry about Montgomery a few
days age, lofwhlch In has replied that he
lias aked I he Japanese government to l:i-vcstlg-tte
tlie case. It is believed that
the State Depajtment has no later informa
tion than that sent by Air. Buck.
As to the other case, that of the killing
or A ppn mice Epps, of the Olympla, the
riagxlilp ot the Asiatic squadron, it has
been lepoitcd to Minister Buck by Com
modate McNair. in command of that squad
ron. Ttiis killing look place in Novem
ber. Minister Buck look the latter case
before the Japanese government, and It
said 1 1 be now undergoing I lives ligation.
Commodore McNair lias also made r ic
port to the Navy Department concerning
'the death of both Americans, wjdcJi report
has been transmitted to the iStatc De
partment for its information. I
The essential part of the report is said
to be that the Americans were' not killed
in a drunken sailor' brawl, but were
waylaid and murdered. Itislikely that the
State Department will hold its evidence
until the case shall have been na lo up
from the Japanese point of view.
In addition to these leportetl outrages
there was the assault more recently hy
Japanese on the sailors of the Yorktown.
It is believed that the motive In all of
these eases was engendered out of po
litical animosity. Tlie outrages are said
to be. in large measure, the res.tlt of b.i 1
blood ard quarrels over the Hawaiian af
fair, and that the Americans got the worst
of it by being waylaid and killed.
There appears to be enough known to
the State Department to warrant an in
sistence on a speedy accounting by the
Japanese authorities for what is believed
to be the cold blooded murder of two
PACIFIC HOA1) P.VYilENT.
Mr. Gojre Tnltes Steji to Prevent si
.Money Market Di-tur bailee.
Secretary Gage intends to provide as
far at he can against any disturbance .f
the money maiket which may bo Me lo
the pajment of the principal and interest
of the Union Pacific bonds m? taring
January 1, the principal being $:Jl).iJ 0-2,000
antl tin it'tcrest $S07 000. Up to WYtPies
day niphl $1 O.l'fS.lO in bonds had been
prettted for payment, and -$S, 350,173
had been paid.
It ls piobable tliat the amount of cash
payments to the 27th will teach $15,000
000. Oic the same ilay the leorganlzatio.i
committee of the Union Pacific Rallrcad
will jiay into the Treasury the sum of
$5.r:i8,101.:i7; and in order to gua.-l
futthei against any disturbance of the
market, Secretary Gage says he lias ar
ranped mat S4 000,000 of thlb amount
shall be deported in the National CItv
Bank of Xt-w Vork upon londs being turned
over f the government for .security. Tlie
balance, $.5." t0l.:t7, will repr-ispuc
the actual amcunt wlthdra'vn from the
money maiket and paid Into the sub-Treasury
at New York.
There has been a congestion of currency
at tin mi ney centers, and, except within
the la-t week or ten days the money mar
ket has been exceedlnc!! easy. Eonds to
the amount of $7,350,000 are now held
as security for special deposits in national
banks on account of th" purchase of the
Union I'acific lUiilroad. and to thih extent
tliere will be no actual transactions.
Follow 11 Cnstoni and TInre
ThcClirist mas holldayo.iie looked ioiw ird
to in anticipation of genuine pleasure
by no class of people moie anxiously than
by school children.
It has been the cietom for the pupils
of the high schools to ohsere the begin
ning of the holidays with musical and
literary entertainments, to which the
parents and rriends are invited.
To add to tlie success and assist as far
as possible, the principals always make
the day before Christinas eve a half holi
day. At the larious schools the entertainments:
given by the pupils v. eie decided success.'.
At the p.uslne s Sshi.ol literary and -ir-iMial
feat.ires were provided, the talent twing
drawn from the pupils. Miss McDonald
gave s. piano solo" Mr. Kiordan. a reading;
Richard Harding Davis 'A Uecrsnt at
Christmas;" Mr. Quinter, a cor-iet solo;
MI-s Meacham, vocal solo; Miss lldwards,
a recitation, and the Misses Unas, a piano
At the Uastern High School there was a.
big Christmas tree. A literary and musical
programme was given.
The following program was given at the
Western School. Chorus, "Sleep, Little
Babe;" iccltritlon, "The Doughnuts Like
Your Mother Used to Make," Mis-, Delia
Flshel: song, "Dieams," Miss Mane Lv.i
etu violin solo, Beethoven Waltz, Miss
Daisy Field; recitation, "Changing Year."'
MIb.s Belle Giaves; guitar and mandolin
selection, "'N'ormandie" March, Mbes
Wright and Hall; song, ''The Serenade,"'
Miss Bessie Cobaugli: leading, "Chiistmas
Week," Mis. Walton; violin solo, the inter
mezzo fiom "Cavalleria Kusticana," L.
Le'anox; guitai antl mandolin selection,
"Daughter of Love," waltz. Misses Ball
and Stoddaid. Speeches were made by
Mr. Lcetch and Mr. Cheyner, of Cornell
University, .Mr. Smoot and Mr. Alexander,
of Lafayette, ami Mr. Bradley and Mr
Oassfn, of Columbian.
A very pleasant entei tainment was given
at the Central School. At the regula."
entei taininc-nt, neatly all of the scholars
provided themselves with balloons and"
the hall presented a unique and pleasant
sight. The principal features of the cuter-
fe OPEN EVENINGS.
I High Prices Med Out!
p The clothing Imrgnins of the age nvo at If. F-riedlaiul-
E er's. A great wind-tip bargain feast, lasting until Christ- z
mas. Thousands ol bargains. Come and he convinced. :
E Ilea tl the list: - z
Men's Blue and Biaek fi O Qf
Kersey Overcoats ....P-Ov
Men's Melton 0 ercoa,ts f our
Qua1lff.t.f.?7f.'fS5 - 62
Men's Clay-IIned Overcoatsheavy
Fatln sleeve lining raw edge mado
of the finest mat crial.tJfetfS QS?
fully wortb$20 ??yCJC5
Young Men's Box Overcoats all
the newestshadesand styles. These
coats were formerly $lL you can
tako you r choice i
Children's Deep Cape
t Men's Heavy Pants
..:.;??.$ 3 0
E , Silk Vest
Fancy Corduroy Vest.1
vy H bCw
Fancy Velvet Vest...S2.9S
tra tlecp cane. Value
I H. FRSEDLANDER, .,.
& CASH CLOTHING HOUSE. :
tainment were fceKctioiif by the Ctntia
Scliool filee Club, under the direction of
Mr. Gunnel!; a ban'o mi!o by Mr, Salla le,
and a drill by a team of eight Central boy-,
under the command of .Military Instructor
POOR APPLY FOR SHELTER
Great Demand on the Charily Lodg
Many Applicant at the I'olice Sta
tions Pitiful CiiMt of JVstittitioii
iii-out h(ast Wtittiiu'jttiii.
The. Municipal Lodging Home and the
Central Union Jlbfion were-filll tooer
flowing, last night with pcnnileM, and home
less pits-ons driven' to hcltcr by the coldest
night of the seaf-on.
Capt. Cutler wah foiced to make mmc of
his guest, double up in order to accommo
date all that applied.
At the police fctallons there were .tlbi,
many requests foi lodging. ;ml In a number
of iiihtai.ee ax.siManee was askeil fcr by
thoi-e who had hon.es but no lc,d cr ftei
Qm of the worst cases brought to litUit
yesteulay was lliatof a r.inillyin KuiaeaM
AVashineton. The head or the family is a
carpenter, but hits been out or employment
for to long that he has been unable to
provide proper nourishment for his.fi.nUy
and himself, and on this nccoum lie has
b.-eu sc-rlouMy ill.
It was found that there was no rood in
the house tnd no coal or menus or prodd
ing either, while the two children ; ad
neither shoes nor Mocking, and very eint
clothing Tlie family Is in great Hsuc-fes
and the cae was referred to the Ai
MAY NAME THElIt POLICIES.
Iinportiitit In-iii-aiiee Opinion Given
ITarrisburg, Pa.. Dec. 23.-The deputy
attornry general gave Insurance Conimls
hiotier Lambert an Important opinion to
day relative to policies piopoH'd o he
issued bv various combinations and asso
ciations of insurance companies, both f'lr
eign and domestic The decision i to
the errect that where two cr more com
panies unite in a policy or insurance which
is otherwise unobjectionable, there is .10
reason vlr. they may not adopt i nan.e to
designate the kind or policy issued.
The policy, however, must be the ex
plicit contract ol' the companies them
selves, lie also holds that it is pci-
mlssibie for two or more companies- to
unite In a policy of insurance to -v.'iijh
It is definitely stated what proportion of
the premium is recehed by each coiupi iy
and id which it also definitely appeal's
that each company insures only a corre
sponding proportion o the amount jf the
Fresich C'rni.ei.. Sail for Chlnu.
Paris, Dec. 3. Tu addition to thectmser
Jean Bart, which has already sailed 'ram
Brest for China, the cruiser Pascal sailed
today tminTouliiu timlproiderstopruceed to
This AVillHe Good News to Many.
It has been the custom for years past
to close the Patent Office Ucstauiant on
Chiistmas Day, but tills year the patrons
have niged upon Mi.C. B. Osborne, the
proptietor, to keep open, and lie litis con
cluded to please them. He will make a
special feattnc of tlie day by furnishing
the best table d'hote dinner ever given
for 50 cents, to be served rrom '- until 8
o'clock. This will indeed be a gieat tieat
to his patrons. xt
Artcr hearing some fri"ni lontinuhl!?
praisi'ig Chamberlain'.- Colic. Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, Curtis Kleck, of Ana
helm, California, purchased a bolt leaf it for
his own use and Is now ae enthusiastic
over its wonderful work ah any one can l e.
The 23 and BO centres for sale by Henry
Evans, wholesale and retail druggist, Dh8
Md. ave. no.
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For the Holidays.
It is an old custom in Germany for the brewers to
treat their pa'trons during: the holidays with "Bock"
Beer. To celebrate the "Opening-" of" our OTW BOT
TLING ESTABLISHMENT we will follow this g-ood,
old-time custom and ffive Washing-tomans "a treat" such as
they have never before enjoyed at this season of the year.
K?" This beer was brew eil exiri'sslv for the holidays of
imported Mnlt ami Hops nlid i, foe .sale at leading hotel; niul
restaurants or will be iltliverpil to homes in bottles on
application. "Write or teleihone 222. Prompt delivery.
g National Capital Brewing Company,
D Street, Between 13th and 14th
Bottled also by J. F.Keuuaiin
5th and Q nir.; F. H. Fjnley & Son,
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Men's G CaK8lmerefiQ C8R
Suits-very stylish.... 3? .bJ
Men's ?0.."50 Double-
Men's $10.00 Blue and Blaok Dou
ble and Single-breasted - 5jJ
Cheviot; iJtiltu ....... vS5. s3
Mcn?tt ,S1 'i.OB Fancy tf fS 7K
W'or.stedVBuitB.... "0. v5
Men's Sir.0() Fine Blact
Worsted Suits -- heavy &
Men's ?18.00 ButlR. tilk or cas
fiimcre lined sery finest material:
cdfA.V.lt.'"'.1: S9. 75
Men's SG.r.O, lteefers storm col
lars jus-jt, thei thing gi 2 ftk
for wheelmen vJOByU
'19c Canton Flajinol Drawers..2Sc
7r.c Flcccc-liiiufl Wool Under
"5c Wool Hose (ashorted col
COc Wool Gloves, reduced to..35c
UDc Suspenders twire buckle).. 8c
OF HOLIDAY GOODS.
A Genuinelbsen Drama, by James L. Ford.
Seenc.-IirawlHg-roum in home of Ole
J-lcdcniinuh, within souiul of Sixth
avenue elevated railroad. The furniture
or thutuoni shows decorative ambition,
curbed by financial stringency ami
lack of artistic knowledge on the part
of the Inmates. Anornamentnl mantel
piece is adorned by a gaudy "throw"
or yellow silk, which partly conceals
tne ocd olotues protruding between the
slats. A red-plush sofa, two stuffed
chairs, and an easel, on which is dis
played a phutogravureorthe "Chariot
Ituec" Insi wiiiic and giltrraiiie.aretlie
principal articles or luniiture and or
nament. Mrs. Fledermaus and her
daughter, Christina, discovered in
Mrs. Fledermaus- I wish that father of
yours would get something out tf t! em
politicians and not keep us hanging I y tl.e
eyelldb any longer.
Christina Why, ma, he'll probably have
something ivlicu he comes in tonight : he
surely ought lo alter all the woik he
done for the party before clcitlon.
Mrs. Fledermaus That's just what I've
been hearing this two weeks. Tlie ay
after election oti'd 'a thought he was
to be the head of the White Squadron; a
week luter lie was willing to be the -mayor's
private secretary, now I'd think st a ireicy
If he was to get on a broom.
Cliristlna It's a u under n doesn't try
to work up a news route or get hold ef
something si eaoy and recuiar.so we would
not be pushed all the time fpr tiie needful.
Mrs Fledi-maus--Don't talk to tee
about the needful Eery time I heir
so iiuic'i as a Croten beg on the kiiiltvn
oilcloth I itimp i:t of my r hair tbin'.ing
It s that pesky collector again.
Christina Well, anyway, tia, Eylof 1 as
got a good Job, and his. jy will uome Ju
handy eieiy'.Saturday night.
Hi's. Flrdermaus : fiecnisto me lift's pretty
late getting home .tonlcht; it's near ,
and he'd oughier got here at 7 with ).,t
he was ki p' over.
Christina And then that boes of bis,
Judge Checkei berry, has got a right to
ixiie the lad his supper-money when 1 e
keeps hiuitotheofficeaslatcas this.
Mrs. Flcdei mans I ain't seen trh-il jM'ing
storkmaim ft-ller around here lately, i'oa
don't want to leave go your hold on him,
Ciiribsie, 'specially a we don't snow
where we're eolngo land. S-jkei alic!
if theieisii't another or th"niroaehe i ..'tin'
across the Hoor! .Step on him, quirt:,
Chrissie. before he seU Into the lag of
flour and jour father gets hhn in a bis
cuit for bteakrast.
Christina Taikingabout Mr. Storkmann,
ma, I eeiihhukin five with his gold-headed
can tliHust time h was here. Hesentme
word tl at he might run in for a ininure, by
Mrs. ried-maus I migijt'a' kno..-n that
when I seen jou goin" 'round all morning
with your hair in papers. Well, I will say
that he puts up a very pretty front with his
high hat and chain and his Taney Mi'ciuy
Christina-Hark, mother; ain't that pa
coming up stairs?
Mrs. Fledermaus (going to door and lis
tening) Yes, that-, iiitn. and I mijjht a'
known how It would be this morning when
he told me he'd got to that dUuict c'ub
that meets o"er Cassldy's Echange, where
sill the political workers hang out. My,
but he's "it a gt;il one aboard tonight;
that's the t lord t-me he's slipped coming up
that last night.
Chriitina (showing nervous anxWyj
Run him quick into tlie bedroom, ma, lnd
make him lie down. If -Mr. Storkmann was
to call and find linn a-.-etlin' in tlie parlor
with that fearful glaFsy face onto him and
talking tlie fco'isliiiess he talks when he's
carrying a load, I'd Just die with mortifi
cation. Ole Flciiermaus (entering and moving un
steadily toward the easel, which he ey
detitlv mistakes rr a cliairi Good evenPi"
all; hope jou'te all well
Mrs. Fledermaus (starting to her feet and
seizing him by the arm) For goodness'
sake. Ole, don't set down on that art-work
when there's plenty of chairs in the room.
thing's all right! Big job tomorrow! Got
a dead sure thing! That s how I got this
load nxlng it with Terence Murphy. Ter
ence best friend man ever had! Go through
A ' l Treat ' for Everybody.
Sts. S. E,
i Soil, 10th ami I se.: .T. II. Sohlueler,
1200 D nw.; Houmann Bros., 4th and L he.
Open Late Tonight.
If not, let us suggest that something- in the
wa3 of clothino; makes a welcome gift. It would be a wise
p!an to make such a present lo 3011 rsclf while you can
take advantage of our clearing sale. Prices are cut in half
-r-lower than were ever known before. We've cut most
I recklessly; though the assortment is superb. Even Kris
Knngle's famous bag could
Men's Fine Kersey overcoats in
blue .md black, velvet collar, latest
out. Jtegular price, $14.
Men's .Stylish All-wool Huits, In
Fancy Mixtureand Plaids.
Kegular price, $10. .ow..$6.9G
Men's Fine All-wool Cassimere
Pants. Regular price, ?5.
1 Ay rh
Men's Stylish Top Coats..5G,GO
Men's Stylish Hats in the
newest shapes S3..2G
fire and water fr'rid Just like brother to
me. Ulurbtsinto tears.)
Mr?. Fledermaus I f you'll be kiridenough
to step ou.t Into the next room, Mr. Tleder
maus.Vd like to have a taw minutes' hat
Ole (rislnfr and TolIowinK bin :fi- v.itli
unsteady: palt) -Well, ir a man -rm't, Nt in
his own jiarlor, it's about tlm he .oined
.ome club where h? can have a little peace
I'm coming, Maria- (Cxeunt.)
Cnribtina. tKIUonui7iti'rr It's a mercy
ma0t hlir. out in time. I'd have Ir.jnped
dead, if Mr. Storkmann had come in and
found him here. Hark! Isn't that ilmcoin
Inj; now? Hastening at door.i "(; itV
only llylot. I wond-r what kept the child
so late. (Opens door.) tome in ihl. way,
Eylof. and mind you don't m.ik- any
noie. Von paH in rhctedr.jii:ii,andh'' nn't
Eylof (filtering and throwing cap ('own
on floor' What's struck the old man.'
Ileen up apamst the .same old stuff .'
Christina-! piess you'd think so ir you
was to see him. Is this the tini2 you're
coming borne very n.rh:.'
Eylof (suH-nlyi Xa w, I aiirtcornintchom.
this time eveiy night, neithtr. 1 ain't
ioinp down-town no mire.
Christina And why not?
Eylof-'Cause I got thsask.
Mrs. Fledermau (entering) W hat'sthat."
Eylof 'beginning to whimper) 'I he boss
fired me .'
Mrs. r'dpnnati.s 'resignedly) 1 might 'a"
known ic this mornin' when I wa putting
up your lunch. I Telt It come over me ill
of a middlnt that the lxy might not be
workin' any more al tr toda y .
Chriitina Vou ought to h.e a Tci tune
teller, ma. What liappened you, Eylof?
Eylof lie lired me just Tor uothiu' at
all. He s'nt me uptown with a letter to
get an answer, and the lady says- to tell
Judge UlicCKerberry sne u meet mm it i
the stage dotr aftei her turn, and Mlie'd
so.-ner go to Shanley's than Martin's, if
it's the same to him. I come back and give
him the message, and his friends he war
talking to give him the laugh and lie give
me the C . I don't know what he Ion
it for. (Wivps.)
Mrs. Fledermaus Did you give the.
message as' coming from a lady?
Mr.-. Fledermaus Well, the next time
you'll know enough to say "party."
Christina (starting to her feet) .Mercy,
ma! there's someone at the door! 'Twon't
do for me to open it! Come, Eyior: come
along with me. lExit leading boy.)
(St und or knocking.)
Mrs. riedermatis (oloquizing) I'm all
in a flutter Tor rear it'- tliat pesky in
stalhueiit man chasing up here again. I
do wih Christina would go to the door.
Well, he can't do more than eat me, I
s'pose. (Opens tlie door.) Why, Mr.
Btorkmaui., I'm real pleased to see you.
You're quite a stranger. You'll excuse my
coming to the door this way, bat the giri
has just stepped out.
Kridjiof Storkmann (entering) Xoapology
necessary, Mrg. Fledermaus. I hope r see
you well. I was lust passing by and
thought I'd drop m a minute. What plea
ant weather we've been having.
Mrs. Fledormaus Yes, It's very mild
today. I suppose things are rushing down
ut your store.
FiiUiof (with satirical in'cii'j) Yes j""i
rushing by our door. Mr. Gimp told me,
not two hours agu, that he'd never een
things so dull in the linens as they -ire now
Mis. Fledermaus Well, you amaze me
If you'll excuse, me, I'll spea'c toCMIstib...
she got so Inteiested In her library book I
don't think she heard you come in. (Ex.t.)
(Soond of knocking without.)
Cl.iisttna (entering) Well I was afraM
you wouldn't come. Pay, you don't want
a boy down at your place, do you? Elttle
Eylof got the sack today.
FId,1iof (rising and shaking bands) I'm
afraid we've got all tlie boy; we cm handle
down at our place. If they take lo -mother
one, I'll just go crazy. Thcie's somebody
knocking at the door.
Christiim (opening door) Walk in, sir
I'll take- i oti Tight b ick in the kitchen wher
ma Is. Excuse me a moment, itr. Stork
inann. iEit, leading stranger.)
Fridjlvir (Mdilcquisliigl -Why. that's sn
instulhr.nnt collector from Doogan's
Christina (entering) That's an old rriend
of ma'fi and pa's, so I just took him Mght
into the kitchen, where, they could all be
Mrs. Fltdcrmaus (appearing in doorway)
Have you got six dollars and a hair about
you, Christina? Oh, I forgot. Of course,
you haven't. Do you happen to have vhat
trifling amount with you, Mr. Storkmuun?
If you could let me have it I'll haw ;lr,
Ftedermtius slop iu and hand it 16 you m
Fridjiof (rising with alacrity) No; ' ut
I'll s.tep out and see if I can't get it for
you. 'Exit, taking coat and hat.)
Christina' Olr, tdother; bow could jcu?
1 The Great
not produce a finer display.
Ladles' Handsome Cloth
Capes, fur trim
Ladles' Stylish Seal J'lusli
Capes, full sweep, trimmed
with fur. lingular
price, 8. Now $3.98
Ladies' Splendid AMru.-
kliau Capes, trimmed with.
fur; full length and
Ladies All-woolCloth Suits,
Stylish Cloth Jacket;, per
fect ill cut and most
am I VW &
Seventh St. N. W.
Do jou think
h--'ll over come
COUSIHS SEEK TO MARRY
Too Yonii lo Obtain a License in
I'oliee Now r.oohliit; for Them at tli
Iii-tiinru of a Ilflative AdvKeil
to Try A It-iii ijdria.
A beardless 0utju and a blushing mild,
both but a few short year frum the
cradle, walked arm in arm alon. D street
yesteiday afternoon, and stopped in front
or the lirxiil static steps leading lo the
city hall. The winds blew cold and
strong, but this cotlplu would not lave
minded the fngidues's or the atm&spa-.re
iT the had hem in the Klondike, for tlu-y
were in love.
They sjiyiy entered the building in c.irch
or a marriace licence. Tlie brave y-juth
blusiied b.cdtifuliy when he approached
Clerk .Meigs and asked for a license to
wed. Mr. Melir- is a thoroughgoing busi
ness man. and he picked up his pen to
comply will: the request As he did so, he
looked up at the youth and the maid, and
at once decided tliat both w-jre too young
to leave their mothers. The male, speak
ing for iiis would-be bride, acknowledged
that Ii-ith were under twenty-one, and as
the laws or the litnct do not recognize
juveniles when it comes to the er!otis
subject ol matrimony, the. pair were
-Mr. Mefg. win,, with his stern buinss
manlier:, has nevertheless a sympathela
heart m.w, with t- pantrof reuret, the look
of disappointment, nion the two young
race1:. ?o he sHj;j;tted that they go 'o
Not lc ng after the iijuplc- had departed
with this glad information Petertive I'rjc
tor came jver to the dry hall breathless,
and liatles? with a telegram fluttering in
his hand. He was Io-.king for that sa'i.e
couple, but he did not want to give their
a man Inge certificate. The wire read'
'Look for "Ihcodire and 1'eIIe Rcee
if tlicywam to marry. Hold or'end back
both under age. "Lula Keces."
Then- v;cre the names of the youth ard
the n.aid and I.ula I'ci-.ra is supposed to
be the mother of o:i Of them
The coiddc are i Ouslrr. a ml this is under
stood to be tit- reat-oru-whva matrimonial
alliance is j.h.icted to en te part of thj
The couple wen- expee'ed back here Iat
night and the officers wen looking for theci.
HAD A KEY TO IAIT.
Ari-c-t of nn Alleged Thief
New 1'ori-. Dec 'Z'.. -Jtichard 0. Davis
wasatresteilti'dayon tl.cliargeor robbing
mail ooKes in Toledo, Oh'o. and was held
by United States Commissioner Shields in
default of S4,nti0 bail. The real charge is
made by tlie Amiricau Bankers .ssoci 1
tion, because it is believed it was Dins
and soni). cinfei!erates wlio recently de
rratid"d U12 banks of Toledo out of S5.300
upon varlc us sn.ail checks. Banks in o h r
Western cities were defrauded otttof 5in1il.tr
The method of the gang has been to
. . .......
oreaK jjjoii a sniau man odc. secure a lo?v
and liu-. a key made to fit it- V.'ith that
key the liih-r in the uniform of a postman
would go to various letter no.xes and .wt
all tho letters possible. The gang would
abstract tlie checks and the money thy
found, and put back tlvj letters that were
of no valufe Ir- them.
VJ-;XJ3i:i TA IX AT.AIJAIA.
A llirniimfliiim Alderman Shoots, a
3Iiin Win Killed Hi, llrutlier.
Bi'minghnm, Ala., Dec. JS.T. T Af
ford, a i. ember or the board of aldermen,
shot and mortally wounded F. T. Brown,
of Couitland, Ala., a traveling salesman
for a Cincinnati firm, on a crowded : t ret
Last year Brown shot and killed Ash
ford's brother at Courtland. Tbi's artcr
noon A Mi ford met Drown on a street
car and fired instantly, the shots striking
Brown in the face.V'i'he latter ran into a
Jewelry store. Ashford fired twice more at
Brown in the btore, both shots taking ef
fect. IK-will die.
Ashford was arrested here but was
released ou ?1,300 L'onds,
The Busy Corker,
8fch and Market Space.
ann Sons & 0
The Last Days of Pompeii
were not more destructive than the
closing days of Yuletide in our
Old Santa Glaus
has made a positive demand that we Miall
4Vs at M.!''Vf,H nio.I,arc'' of a ur
ity. aD ttiis tirue ,r vear, we w-lltintrlv
comply with his wish and offr the beati
Toy Values of the Season,
DOLLS! DOLLS!! D0LL3H!
THREE CHSEi:3 FOR DOLLS.
That, never eat.
That ntjver fieep;
That n-vtjr cry.
And never die-
to all parice3V'em "l M Ju a" a'
A Hegiment of Dolls already drefccd;
one In a box. . Ve won't wy tnat tney aie
as large as the Giant that Jftck Rilled,
but ttiey show a great dear of growth
for the price ..... 30
Jointed body dolls, tfctutfllv dreVeVl m
the latest fashion. You can't ten one from
tlie otner rrit vt ain't ror tlie u,rierence
In licss so
Dolls diessed a.s clowns look just ;w
funny as the clown at tin- circus. Tlie
other dolls enjoy th.-Jr company very
much. Only --XOo
bt-teml hundred OisquedotH iMtn Jointed
DfKlV ;l1iiI rririt,ili.t.i,rr vin..iv in..
up Iii single boxes -1 o
I'oHs l.t incited hiKn, nut a particle huper
Hliiouson account o ttteir neignt- drctHi
in different colored silks, with hats
to maicn-nicely airanged In t-Jnele
llanusoiiie divdMfd DolN wnicn were 1 ac.
reduced on account of Old Kris's
otoers to t 400
i..tra large Dolls, nicelr dreWed. -jiil
enuiign aim urge enougn to play rnotiier
"Uiey wen sold from jm.oo to i:.00.
Every good little girl shall hae
one for ; T3o
Unbreakable Dolls -look like they caiiiu
from Klondyke. Clothes all trimmed
witn warm rur 25c
An unlimited Hue of leal frencn Uojik,
known a Ladies or Quality dressed Id
the neigutor tne laten 1'a risnu Ideas.
From 98C to SfS.OO
e'e verv nir twice as luiicn two lveehs
i-arge size Kid and Jointed. liody
Uolls, reduced rrom 30c 10 5SGC
Aery large sue Kid Body Dolls, with
pretty eyes that move, and Hhoes and
stocking- tnat you tan take off and
put on, were Toe now --goo
Shoo Hies and Skin Kocking llorxes
swell made Shoo Fly, reduced froiu
70c to GOO
Shoo Flies with chime that play as
the child roc kf, reduced to . 99o
Double Swinging ShouFlys with sta
tionary base; a 11 imlentruetihle toy 2.75
Young Colts mounted on the latest
patent swinging rods in various
sizes from Jj3-&Sto2Q-Q8
Tlie Liberty Hell Shoo Fly, oalanceu try
a l"5-poutid weight, which lan l o ad
justed that it will fit any child.
Skin horses are all weUtvpr.nUMi, from
the small Shetland ioiiy t the fiery Ara
bian steed- The prit-es arrf JU't about, oae
half of wnat they were.
The Great Comomation Board, tiponwbleli
four dirrerent and very iKiiiuij.rjnin.e can
be played; checkers, che", archrena
and ditch earrom $22fS
The game of Crukalme; a tH-autirm sarl9r
game for txtth old and young; made on the
regulation-i-bcetioard: maple Dasvandclierry
regulation-siie board; maple base
and cherry trimmings SS.4,
Full directions with each game
Open every night until thrisin.as.
;E UUsSZl UilU
8th and Market Space
Hemember tlmt GKOVER GltA
HAliy remedy 1h GUAKANTEED
to remove nil dlhtres, FltO.M TI3B
FIUST DOSK It i. folly to Hiirrer
wlien a SOe. bottle, procured from
jour di'iigi-st, will correct in
btniitly nil nii-.lenn.nt -rmptom!.
An infallible Specific fur j;y.peps.m,
Zleurtburn, GH-iritls, und all dlte
eaoe, arising from on impaired
Digr-s,tive System. Write to G rover
Gnilmm Co., Xewburgli, X. ".f for
John F, Ellis & Oo.?
937 Pcnna. Avenue.
OLDEST AirSIC HOUSE IN THE C1T1.
Kn great standard liitrim.ents of tho
world and ol.ter reliable I'i.inu at fair
prices and on accon ;nua:i:ig term1 tir at
bi discount for cash or short tune. It will
pay you o call and see our stfl. get our
prices and talk the natterover before you
purchase a Piano Old Pianos taken In part
pay for new and full valje allowed.
I'ianos tuned and repaired moved, paoked
and shipped by first-tlass workmen.
John F. Ellis & Co.,
037 Penna. Avenue.
John F. Ellis Sl 0Bf
937 PENXA. AVE. s,'
Oldest ilus.c llo tse in tl.e City. -
MUSICAL IXSTni'MKNT; OF ALL,
Tvlandolins and Guitars
Atprlcesthat willbreakthere-"0'-d. Largest
and most complete ttoi k in the city.
Mandolin and Guitars at a discount of one
third rron. regular felling prMe.
No extra charge Tor case.
Mandolins from $1.95 up.
Guitars from $2- 85 up.
Be sure to cail and examine our ctofk be
fore you purchase.
TVTnoio Rnva" of the latest invention
lUUSlU DOXoo in great variety.
Autoh&rps, Cornets, (jramophoneSj
Violins, Music Satchels,
Music Rolls, Music Books.
Come promptly and make your selec
tion, and we will lay it atde for yon and
deliver it on Christmas eve. You are cor
dially invited to come and see tlia -oids. A
visit of in.siieLtiori does not obligate yon to
i . r . t. i
purcnase. iiememcer our naiue aim uum-
JOHN F. ELUS & CO.,
93X Penna. Avenue.
Stoves, SI. 25
Onlv CCO of then- Gas Ilei'iiig
Stove, to ell Ti r !.'." o delav
not in coining for vo:rs- Will heat
a l'ttll or inedh.m H7ed ro m ioiu
tortablv. Otter Uas Heating Stoes
and Hadfators in great aneti at
ei Washington Gas Light Co., g
S 43 lOtli St. X. V., 0
li Or Gas App. Ex. 142 J X. Y. Ave
The Alorniiiir, Erenuig mil Mimiay
Times, for fifty tenth a month