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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON,. ftUNDAT, DECEMBER 26, 1897.
MICHAEL DEFEATS 'CHASE
9 roL.t' RrMo-el. & Co S
"THE DEPENDABLE STORE."
"THE DEPENDABLE STORE."
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If ' jM
Fifteen Dollars $
, for this swell full-bac!
A-ell full-back 4
lue English W
oat silk vel-
black and bl
vet collar body lined with
worsted joke faced with f
satin. You can't match it 5
anjwherc ready-made for
less than $20 and no tailor
will make it for less than
$25. We guarautee a per-
feet fit. J
Parker, Bridget & Co J
Clothiers, 315 7tli St. j
rf .",".. -.- -fe BCv
Tine Ready-to-wear and Custom-
It's a truism to say
that the clothes stamp the
man. Especially is it true
with evening attire. A
dress suit must be perfect
fitting or nothing. Whether
3'ou buy our ready-to-wear
or custom suits, we guar
antee a perfect fit. We
stake our reputation on it.
every time. None
beat them none can
p roach them.
Full Dress Pique Vests
Others ask S3 for what we
sell at S2.25. That is a
fair sample of our prices.
Locb & Co.,
910 F St. N. W.
Well-Known Bo-very Character Kills
New York, Dec. :5. Tt was a ease or
too mucli Christinas ivith Daniel V'hit-taker-
lie started off yesterday to ccls
hrate. Now the doctors bay that his life
will pn.bablv go out with the day.
Whiltakcr is only a Bowery "pan
handler," hut now that he is dyiug the
lolic. arc hunting as energetically for tlie
man wlio is probably his murderer as
if he wore at the top of the social sea 'e.
The it.an foi whom the iollce are look
ing h, Harney Meyer, who is also a Bowery
Both men have made their home at the
Dakota House, at 73 Bowery. They were
out together Jill diy ycfeterday begging
nickels anil now and then gathering in a
When they went out Whittaker said
there was no agreement that they should
divide their spoils. If he had not received
more thai. Mover, he might have thought
otherwise, hut he was l:ie more fortunate
and so he decided to hang on to all he had
This didn't suit Meyer, and when he got
back to the- hotel he commenced to quarrel
with liis companion. There wore about
fifty other men in the lounging room of
the place, hut they paid no attention to
the tiothlp until they saw a- knife flash
and Whittakcr fall to the floor.
Then thej ran to him and let Meyer
Whltrcker was taken to the Gouverneur
Hospital, where the doctors say he is
Killed in u Saloon Fight.
Xnv York, Dec. 23. Thomas Lcnnoa, of'
Brooklyn, was killea in a general fiirtit In
a. saloon tonight. Tie was only eighteen
years old. The police have arrested ten
men and are holding them as witnesses,
hoping to thus find out the one actually
responsible for Lennon's death.
The "Welsh Rarebit1' Siill Cham
pion of His Ciass.
Englishman ot n Feature o the
Itnee r Any Time 8,000
New York, Dec. 25. An enthusiastic
crowd of a.titio persons gathered at Madison
Square Garden tonight to fee a special
program' or eyclfng events. The chief
Jeatuie was a thirty-mite match between
Jimmy .Michael, middle dhtance champion,
and Aithur Cha-e, described as middle dis
tance champion of England.
The word match was a misnomer, as
Chase was '-never in it."' Ha was a good
iiJu astern before half the distance had
been ccvered. The winner shoved ic
malleable speed for ten miles, but subse
ipieut delays rescued the record from any
Michael's time was 1:01.05 1-5.
The troefc that- is 410.W laid In Madison
Square Girden. on which the race :oo.c
place, has hrcneriticised In many ways by
tlie racing nun, who have picked out
what they consider defects- But as a
mattei or ract the track is the fas'est
ten-lai. l:ack ever constructed in this
countiy, if not in the world.
It was "built by contractors who under
stand their business thoroughly, and ,vas
constructed scientifically for the purpose
or holding til. a cycle going at almost any
To one who sejs th2 track for the ilrst
lime it is a monstrosity At tlie turns,
which are .sixteen feet in width, the
planking is banked twelve feet high, 'tad
one can -stand at the pole, stretch out
his hand and touch the track without
bending his body.
When men are riding on the tirn,
which art banked at an angle or -15 de
grees, they can ride three a breast at sa'c
interval, ami each wheel can be veen dis
tinctly Handing above the lower one
against the light-coloted pine track.
Afc the men pass the center of the turns
a spectator looking at them from the cent-r
of the Harden bees nothing but the front
and rear wheels, tin handle bars and the
back and f.ead"of "the riders' bodies. It
looks as if they were falling fide-.-. ays
from a height.
It was thought hy "Chase and many of
his pacemaker.-, after a casual glance at
the track on Thursday that the stretches
were so shott and the banking .o high
that a paced race would be an unsafe
one. They claimed that tandems would
not btop on the ttinib, as Uie would be
compelled to go over as fast as a three
minuts gait, at least, to keep from sliding
down, and that the stretches were too
short to stop on.
Experiments yesterday p roved that -his
was a mistaken idea, for several tandem
team's wcie sent around foi several miles
and tested different sections jf the banking,
traveling no faster than a mile in tiv
mlnutes, and it was found that they could
be hai died easily, and that the pedals did
This time the management has been
careful to knew that the track is not
short. It has been, surveyed by a city
surveyor and found ten feet over the
Jersey City In Distress, Hut IIo
boheii Doe-n't Mind.
New York. Dec. 25. The greater part of
the population of Jersey City Heights
awoke I his morning td find itself without
water. In lower Jersey Ciry only was to
he had water thro'igh the city pipes. In
the fashionable resident section-, the houses
are mostly heated by steam. There is no
water tv rilLrJieteani pipes and the fires
have had to be extinguished to prevent the
explosion or the overheated empty pipes.
Dry lnead and such things as can 1m;
Tried or broiled were all that the Jersey
City Heights people wore able to get
for thci! breakfast this Christmts morn
ing. Ci-rfee was a luxury they may not
hope to enjoy until the water famine is
Scouting rat ties were sent in all direc
tions to locate the break and tests rf the
pipes were made all over the hill.
A b-ak was finilly located near the
Belleville water works of the Jei'ey Wate.
Company, which supplies Jtrsey City aid
Bayonne with water.
The famine extended from Greenville to
"WeM nobokin, where water isniverinmu.h
demand. The railroads are suffering "rom
the lack of -water. None of the engines
at the n endow thops are able to get wai cr-
A few wells are scattered ntiont the
Heights. Under ordinary clrcuiu nances
but few of thes.' are used, as it Is feared
that the vvatei N not healthful. This
morning, however, tliere was such a run
on all tht wells, goo'd and bad, that many
or Hi-ii- were pumped dry.
The f.'iUiiiic Lcgan at 11 o'clock last
ChiiC Engineer Fowler sent a gang of
iii?ii to repair the break, and it will take
several hours. In -the meantime Jersey
City is without any water in case of fire,
and Hayonne and Green .-"lie are in. the
Drove Over Harry T.inton.
Harry Linton twelve years old, was
knocked down and run orjr last night on
II street northeast, by a horse and carriage
driven by three unknown wlilt men, vho
were supposed to be intoxicated, and did
not stop to ascertain the extent of the
lad's injuries. He was picked up and
carried to his home on II street, near
Third, northeast. He was badly cut md
bruised but, not seriously hurt.
'IIouso Afire; Family Absent.
rolicoirait McDaniels discovered fire in
the home o Mrs. Wliltmore, No. 93-1 K
street northwest, last night, while passing
the houfee. All the members of the family
were ii. Baltimore yesterday, and then the
firemen arrived they broke iu the house and
extinguished the flames. The blaze is
supposed to Have started from a latroDs.aml
causeO damage to the extent of $75. There
The .germ? of consump
tion are everywhere.
There is no way but to
If there is a history of
weak lungs in the family,
this fight 'must be constant
You must strike the dis
ease, or it will strike you.
At the very first sign of
failing health take Scott's
Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil
It gives the body power to
resist the germs of consump
tion. 50c nd $1.00, til druggists.
'SCOTT & BOWNE;' Chemists, New York.
X Monday we shall offer some of the best
X values or the year in domestics. Count
Monday we shall offer j-ard-wido
'Frutt of the Loom" cotton you
Know very wen wnac 5ou
pay for it usually per jard
We shall offer 81 by 00 Lockwood
sheets which are neatly
henfmid and leady for "XQf
use for J'
42 by 3(5 hemstitched pillow cases,
which would cost you asmuch
again t J inakeatiioine vvilibe l(r
drfered Monday for ' 1U
fl-nuartcr bleached sheeting which
you cannot buy eisewnere
quality considered for near
as low a price for
Heavy quality canton flannel of ex
ceptionally good quality will
be offered .Monday per yard Alf
Fine Berlin black sateen which regu-
lany sens ror lb cents a
yard will be ottered .Mon
Yard-wide unbleached cotton which
hasn't been bold for so little
in a long While will lie ot
tered .Monday per yard for..
Daik outing flannel whose uses are
countless you may buy
here Monday per j'ard
Monday you inay have heavy feathcr-
prooi iicKing 111 very
good patterns per yard
Monday we Mi nil rhicc on sale 500
pairs of heavy while and
gray blankets, or Tine
sort finish -per pair OC
200 pairs of J 1 -quarter heavy wool
uiuiiKeia, n:i n.uiUMjim:
Scotch colored borders
Mlk bound edges which
are worth ?: a pair- for.
x fine se-
100 pairs of 1 1-quartsr fine
lected California wool
blankets of the very fin
est quality w inch are
worth $0.50 a pair for. .
I-otoT fine bed comforts, covered with
pretty siikoUue.and filled
with pure whitecottou
roll sUeand Well made
regular $2 value for
v Lotorfhi2 bed comrorts, covered with
K reversible art stlkoliue,
w and rilled with fine sort
W cotton -which are wortn
8 Fine French sateen covered bed com
Toris, lined witli solid Color, and rilled
kl with soft, white cotton pattern
41 stitched and as well
3 made a. any sold rt
g regular $4.50 values- $2.95
was no means of locking th3 house arterit
had been broken into, and an officer was
kept on guard at the residence during the
SHOT FLEIilNti FKO.M FOOTPADS.
William Stein, of St. l.oui-., lay
Die of Ills Wounds.
St. Louis, Dec- 25. Christinas wis
marked here with lnlf a dozen murder ms
arrrays, chiefly between n"groes in various
parts o' the city's tough sections, the
dav's ctimlnal calendar culminating to
night in a tragic hold-up.
The viitln it William Stein, who was
crossing tlie street several blocks rrom hK
home, when two Tootpads halted Dim.
Stein attempted to escape but one of ihe
footpads shot him, the bail entering Stein's
side, and he fell, crying that lie was mur
dered. He will probably die.
Jomulabs meet Officers.
Centennial Council Np. 1, Sons of Jona
dab, cleited the following officers for
the ensuing teim, at .Tonadab HaU, No.G23
Louisiai a avenue, last evening: Worthy
chief, Joteph 13. Steele; vice chi jf , Arthur
Edwards; guide, Frank Norris assi'-tant
guide, .lulin F KHej irc-electeill; treasurer,
G. G. Cimpbe'd (re-elected); financial sec
retary, William II. Young (rc-ele(ted);
recording secretary, D. F. Brown Ire-elected);
patriarch, Henry Venuey (re-elected);
Inside watch, Edward P. Kce es outside
watch, Henry A. Martin.
Centennial Council shows an increase in
memLeifa during the pafct year and is in
a healthy condition financially.
Hnilrond Mnn lnrdered.
Chattanooga , Tenn., Dec. 25 G. D.
Mitchell, of Eutaw, Ala., a section boss on
the A. G. S. it. R., was murdered last
night by Andy Williams a negro section
hand. A posse is in pursuit of the mur
derer, and it is reared that he will be
lynched vhci. caught.
(From the Detroit Tree Press.)
It- happened during the campaign, but
the incident is just now getting Into cir
culation. Smoother has made a fortune
and row wants to crown his career by
serving the dear people in oome important
nositioi of trust. He has studied the
views that he thinks most acceptable to
a majority of the masses and adopted
them as his own.
Wher last on the stump his ideas were
somewhat. communistic, a.id the dear"-;ning
applause was music to him when he said:
"I believe that wc who have more than
we rec.uiic, should share with those who
have less. There is more than enough
for us all, and I cannot believe that you
or I should have a superfluity while others
are suffering for the necessities of life."
When Smoother awakened the next
morning he first missed his watcii Tram
under his pillow, but concluded that he
mubt have forgotten to place it there. On
his dresser he found one costly diamond
stud v.lipre he had left two. His business
suit was gone and he found only his best
pair o' uhces in the closet. Hushing down
stairs he noted on the hall rack bub one
hat ard overcoat, where he had kept two
for years. As lie was about to break
forth it. explanation of how he had ben
robbed. Ids wire handed him a sealed com
munication, which she had foJnd under
"I hecid your speech last night," it said.
"Them's n-y sentiments, boss. 1 knowed
the way you talked you was in eaincst,
so I come tonight tuv to call, but you was
slcaplu' so good T didn't wake you. Seein'
that you had two or three kinds of every
thing I needed, 1 took one of each, just as
you arg'ed in your speech. I'm with jou."
Now Smoother goes about abusing the
police department because it can't find
the feliovv that-Ftood too literally on the
same platform with him.
Mr. Kll.erfc S. Maloney", who has been
attending the Randolph Macon College,
has rtluined In me for the holidays.
Tlie lorniinr, Evening; md Snndity
Times for fifiy cents n month.
Be greatest of all wrap values.
Between Ghrislmas and New Year week is known as the
dull week of t)ie year but we intend to make it very busy
here. Mona we shall offer special values in ladies' jackets
and' capjs jlli$ arc so great in saving importance that no
woman wh liteds a winter wrap can resist them. The
special offerings will also be named partly in reciprocation of
the great business which we have done this holiday seasou
the biggest Christinas trade we have done since we have been
iu Washington. Lots and lots of ladies who have put off buy
ing a wrap on account of the mild weather will receive the
news of the bis" offerings with much eagerness.
$6 wraps, $2:98
Monday we shall offer the choice or
ladies' stylish jackets and capes, con
sisting or halt fcuiin-liued boucle and
tan covert jucKcts and
neatly braided cloth
capch, which sold for
$5 and $C-for
$12 wraps, $r
Choice of ladies' handsome kersey and
astraohan cloth touts, which are all
sntln-Uned and made
with the new and styl- d, .
this time for $12-at.. r J v
$20 capes, $12.98
Choice of ladles' finest Alaska seal
fur capes, collar of fine marten fur,
and albo- edged with same
which sold for Soo
SOI 11 IU' u
ost stylish gar- d Q
of tlie season- 4I2-QO
50c. scarfs, 29c.
Monday we shall offer 5-1-Inch
spaehlel bureau scarts,
which bold for 50c for
$1 scarfs, 59c.
Choice patterns in 51-inch spachtel
bureau scarls, which sold for
SI will be offered .vionuay Stlf
30c. pillow shams, 17c.
Monday weshalloffer stamped pillow
shams, which sold for 30c a
pair--well madeasany rinely 17p
linished-for ll w
H!S VAULTING AMBITION
JInr Decide 'to -Succeed
Murphy in 1800 The
New Yoik, Dec. 25. From a political
point of view the New Yorkers who, as
individuals, have the best leasons for
making this a meny day are these:
Rlchaul Croker, late or London, England,
now or Lakewood, N. J.
Robert A. Van Wyck, bocs-pre-i mptive
or the stcond greatest town on earth.
"Tom" Grady, adviser in ordinary to
"Johnny" Carroll, sponsor of Mayor
elect Van Wjck.
There are many more who follow the
fortunes of these four, but all of them
put together wiir not receive such sub
stantial presents (and, after awhile, so
Mr. Croker finds more in his stocking
than uny other politician in the country.
It is a very merry Christmas to him
a power greater than Expressman Piatt,
Mark Hanna, 'Matt'1 Quay or any Re
publics ii boss ever dug from his stock
ing on n merry Yulclide season.
Two months ago -Mr. Croker was "out
or iKilitics.' Now, everybody except -Mr.
Croker is out- Mr. Croker is very much
in. He Is the absolute boss of the whole
political game. All that power which
Expressman I'latt wielded to his own tin
doing ifc now Mr. Croker's, plus a great
deal tl ut Mr. Piatt never possed.
Mr. Croker has picked all the municipal
officcis who are to manage the new ad
ministiation; he has set sail to usurp the
party machinery of the State, which David
II. Hill built up", he has selected Grady io
bellow the wants of the city to the Lagis
lature; made Cantor the logical leader of
the party In the State by so doing; patched
up deals with Piatt to 'plit the conferring
of favors upon the corporations at satis
factory terms, and inaugurated a scheme
which is to give him entire control of every
part or the Democratic machinery in tlie
Flushed with his success, he has sent
his agents into the cow counties up the
State to tear down the machine which
knew Hill Tor its leader, and is. now build
ing one or hls own, In the manipulation
or which Hill isj,to have no voice.
Murphy, aiious for a re-election to
the United States Seriate in 1S99, is with
him, and there caji be.no doubt thatCrokar
is anxious to shine as the greatest political
leader thccountryvhas'eVer known. Tliena
tional leaders who remained at home last
year to fight theJhopeIess battle of Erj'an
ism, may scorn and'scorr at Croker, say he
skulked and refuse to take him seriously,
but Croker is in tcrtsely in earnestand has im
parted his enthilsiasm to bis followers.
The whole purpose of the boss is to
transfer the eontrolyof a harmnnizc.l
party per the cljib process from Alb.my
and Troy to the tlittle yellow brick bulla
ing at No. Ill Broadway, where he dab
bles In real estate aha practices politics.
His ambition is attracting a great deal
ot attention. Every State leader of the
party ir the country is watching him
with jealous eyes, skeptical of Ids hon
esty of. purpose, distrustful of his suc
cess. Croker realized the unfriendliness of the
in the residence of.iSenator Murphy at
Washington for the1 Democratic bosses in
Congress to f lock to him in homage. None
came. They were even ungenerous in their
comments upon his prcsencs at the capital.
They rerused to deal with him.
But Croker thinks he can bring the na
tional leaders to his Teet by the Fame
methodb he does the 'district leaders in the
borough of Manhattan. The idea of being
a real boss so po'ssosses him that he will
extend his- visit to this country far be
yond til ordinary length of time.
lie will go to London for a few work's
$15 capes, $t50
Ciioice or the very stjlish real as
tratlian fur capcs-cliolce or 27 and
30 in.lengtlis-lined with fine duchesse
generously wide, ruli
sweep-made in the best
manner which sold for
$15 offered for
$12 capes, $6.50
Choice or fine plush capes, which
arc handsomely braided and edged
with fine Thibet fur -made with em
pire back garments
which wc have been
selling at $12 ottered
$r coats. $2,98
Choice or the children's and misses'
fine Coats, or kersey and boucle
sizes 4 to 1-1 only wnich sold for; $7
but because there arc
oiilv one and two sties
iu some or the garments
In the, lot -for
Fine Smyrna rugs,
sortiuent or very hand
some patterns -worth
Sflc-wlU go tomorrow
in large as-
Lot or handsome Smyrna-rugs, finish
ed with wool knotted
fringe at both ends, size d
3 by 0 feet -worth X J) 2. O
-Will go for. "'xJf
Lot of odorless goatskin rugs-, in
pretty gray, black, tan and brown
centers, with contrasting
borders, lined and inter
linedworth 55 will go
in May. The rest of the time he will
remain in New York, and build up i.is
There is a labudablc ambition behind all
this planning or Mr. Croker.
Pei hap well, there's the United States
Senate. It would be a mo'-t satisfactory
revenge njmn his ciitics who ha.'e called
him mostcfihe bad named inthedictionary,
to have himself elected to the mo3t hon
orable office under the government by
the machine he is building up.
Think of Mi. Croker's triumph on tak
ing a scat In the chamber at Washington,
wearing the imaginary toga of a noble
Senator Mr. Croker, tlie child of the New
York sunns, the target ot all the black
guarditi. (merited and unmerited, it comes
to the same) that men can utter or write.
Compared to this reincarnation into an
illustrious statesman, pure in the posses
sion, at least of a sent legitimately held,
the control of the second greatest city
iu the world, with $70,000,000 annual
patronage, is as a. painted candy plu'.n
to a real plum pudding.
(From the Chicago Post.)
He walked up and down the room in a
very ecstasy of Joy. and yet there was :.n
element of doubt In It all. Was it not too
good to last?
"Mite!" he said. "All mine!"
"Gold, silver or coal mine?" asked his
"Oh, leugh at me if you want to," ex
claimed the enthusiastic one. "I can st-uid
it. Itwii not datract from my joy-r.-in
that pleasing sense of posesiion. She Das
promised to be mine."
"Oh, Is that an?" returned the ch mi.
'Nothing but a love affair, is it? 1 thought
it was something of some importance."
"Importance!" cried the lover. "Don't
you think it's of some importance to win
the best girl In the worldV"
"But there are so man best girls hi the
world," protested the chum. "Afen ar.j al
ways wlnuing them, you know."
"Ah. but there never was the equal of
this one. I tell you L am the happiest in-tn
In the v orld. 1 have won her love from u
man who was in a position to ofrr her
every luxury who had golden eagles to
my pennies and now my only fear is that
I may not be able to keep it. I have fcejn
so many cases where love has come rnd
"I wouldn't let that worry me," re
turned the chum, puffing at his cigar
meditatively. "It you are satisfied .h it
you ri-nllv have her love the question or
keeping it becomes a very simple one."'
"Ah, but does it?''
"Unquestionably, it one cares enough
about keeping it to do what is neces
sary." "There Is nothing that I would not do
to accomplish that.''
"Then let her marry the other Tellow.
I've never known that to fail."
Yet the lover would not do It. However
much tin plan might appeal to his reason
it could not be passed over the veto mes
sage that came from his heart. -V.ul it
has beei ever thus. Man studies woman
and theu fails to profit by what he learrs.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
"There is a g)od story in the history ot
the IIIghlowNutloual Hank," said a lirje
tor oi the institution who was conversing
with e i ewspaper friend.
"Our organization of that institution was
looked upon as a somewhat questionable
experiment in practical finance, but the
event proves that we were equal to the
undertaking. One of the rirst things was
to create confidence. To this end we in
terested as many solid rarmerffas we could
and tl en clinched the matter by appoint
ing the rural stockholders to sslect a presi
dent. Asa matter of course, he was jne
of their own number and notice or the
honor conferred upon him was sent as a
"JThis iaimer-presldent was as honest as
the day is long, but his special fitness fur
the position Is or en to question. We ic
ccivcc? from "Washington a lot ot bills
which, as you know, hail to be signed by
the ca'hier and the president. The cash
ier affixed his signatuic and then sent the
uncut sheets to tlie president, who took
off his coaf, stirred up the grate fire and
rolled up his sleeves preparatory to the
unusual task placed before him. He
The past month's immense shoe trade
has ieit us with a large quanUty of
broken lots and odd sizes in shoes -and
tomorrow we shall place them 011
sale at prices that are the lowest
ever known for such high grade root
w.ar. It's a splendid cnance Tor you
to save money
The balance or the ladles regular
"51.50 dongola and via kid shoes, In but
ton and lace styles -soli.
and conifortaoiu -and
worth even more than
our original price -for..
Take your choice, of the balance
of the ladies' rinest shoes, which
sold ror 52.50 and :i.00-our
best sellers -and can
noc be bought elsewhere
for these prices -tortior-rovv
24-Inch black brocade gros grain,
hi a new line ot patterns, for skirts
and suits, will be offered Mon
day per yard at 592
20-Inch plain black iatm duchesse,
all silk, ery heavy and splendid
20-Inch brocade changeable tarfeta,
for wai'-f" a new line of colorings
our regular 7Cc. grade; Monday
a yard tor G9c
21-inch plain black pcau de oie a
very liandtome silk Tor evening diess;
guaranteed every thread -IIk: our
regular irl.as urade Monday Tor. .S3.
24-inch black rustling taffeta
for iiiiiugsaud umlen-klrts ery heavy
silkandgood black, vvlilchsellsreg
lariy at 89c. a yard Monday for. .69c
Lot of very handsome Portieres, con
sisting of satin faced tapestry and
clo"e woven chenilles, with dado and
fringe top and bot
tom worm from S2.7."
to S.'l.jO go tomorrow
o00 pairs of "cample" portieres, con
sisting of heavy figured satin tapestry
and double border chenille -in the most
exclusive design -riuislied with heavy
hand knotted rnnge
which are worth rrom
5.5.50 to SS.OS-wIll go
The regular 59-cent
Cocoa door mats, will go
on sale tomorrow for..
"The Dependable Store'
924-920-928 Seventh Street
Running Through to 704-700 K Street.
scratched away lor hours and finally re
turned the M.iets to the cashier. That
prudent off.cialtion discovered tr-at there
were bills missing to the amount or about
$500, but infeircd trat the president had
charged- the amount to hini'eir, and said
nothing. After waiting till the new year
called for a Haten.ent, tr'e cashier 'ailed
the attention of the president to the dis
crepancy. ' 'Jest seud fcr some more, said the
president. I made a lad fist en seme of
them billsand chucked them into the fire." '"
The success or p. J. Stimon "King
Noanctt" has led the publishers to delve
into the- inevitable past and resurrect for
reprint earlfr stories long forgotten. We
have these In "Mrs. Knollys, and Other.
Stories " The tale which gives name to
the book was printed first in a colleclon
of short stories by various American au
thors. This was nearly twelve years aico.
Nothing but th0 commercial value on every
scrap of this author' vvritjng could hav;
induced its reappearance. It Is clever and
well told, but unpleasant. The thei.is is
scientific and concerns Itself with the pres
ervatioa, in an Alpine glacier, of a young
husband during forty-five years. After this
period, his wife, having grown toihree-anJ-slxty,
is confronted with her youthful Jead
whom the Ice gives up preserved perfectly.
It is much pleasinter to turn to the other
six stories, which bring cheer and fore
healthy enjevment. "A First Love Letter"
isospcclahy good; t he "Three Achieerr.ents
of Eileen" will interest beyond a doubt,
and the reader will remember the autnor
gratefully for "Our Consul at Carlarhue."
"In a Garret," "A Daughter oT Spain,' and
"Dynevor." (New- York: Charles Scribn.-r's
Sons. Washington: All booksellers. $1.30.1
In "At the Cross Roads'' F. F. Mnurresnn
has givei. herseir thelnxury oC a. long-spun
novel. It runs through nearly 500 pages
or rather small print. If one has the time,
the candle is worth the burning, lor this
woman always writes well. Her best
achievements are in introspection, analysis
or mi tives and vivisection of character.
Those familiar with her work have ecog
nlzed these maiks- in her other I ioks, es
pecially "False Coin or True" and "The
One Who Looked On." The reason of the
present title as well as the most concise
idea of the author's intent in the story
mar be round in her own wor i-s
1 have called this story "At the Cross
Itoads" because In It I have tried to de
scribe how, first tucmuu and afterward the
woman, stood where two way's met;
where each was bound to iua.ee that
choice which is "hre's business." They a re
(at least so it seems to me) everlast
ingly together and yet everlastmglv
alonc. Together, because it is impossible
for either to choose good without blessing,
or evil without cursing tlie .ther; alone,
because choice is of necessity individual
and Ioneiy,and because we cannot take our
neighbor's plae-e, even though we may
pav "shame for shame" and "fciu for
sin"'' and "love for love."
n- - C". Wash
ington: All Booksellers. $1.50.)
M. llmay Taylor returns to Russia for
tho scene and peoplV? of hissecoutl romance',
"An Imperial Lover." IC will be remem
bered that hi" "On the Red Stairca'-.!' wa
a spirited and exciting plete of active fic
tion, the incidents nf which happened in
Mocoxv during tha boyhood of Peter, af
terwards "the- Great." Russia is again
the Ii.cn! e of M. Taylor's story, but ho
comas down n. few years in time, to a date
when the great Russian stands in trie colls
of an enigma which bcvct.r many men.
He was hesitating in his" cho'ce I etween
Catherine, a Llvoninn peasant woman, and
a noble woman, Najlne Zotoff. If you are
up on your history you will anticipate the
denouement, for it is a matter of con
spicuous record which of these women
became wire to Peter and shar-r ! his
imperial throne. Hub M. T,aylor tells his
story in an expert and enjoyable fashion,
which dcrents even the anticipation nf
the sapient reader. It will taki aT place
abreast of "On the Red Stalrcarc" as ene
ot the worthy products of the contempo
raneous romantic upheaval. tChicngo:
A. G. McClurg & Co. Washington; Cren
"The Dagger and the Cross" is'tfce'iiew
story by Jopeph Hattcn. who is-known as
a prolific novelist, his fame resting chieriy
on his rtones, ''When Greek Meets Greek,"
'By Order or the Czar" and "An Exile's
500 pnira of Ileavy Nottingham Lace
Curtain", In a varletv ot pretty pat
ternsfull leinrth and
width will be offered
tomorrow, per pair,
Fine Nottingham Lare Curtains, in
lian.iMMi..-1 ii , is irjint undd esprit ef
and whipped edges
which are worth M.48 OCTC
apair for yOv
Fine Scotch Lace Curtain", in beau
tiful Saxony and reiialheance effects
:t l-;t yariln Ion;; and
GO Inches wide which (T
Bagdad Couch Covers, in very hand
some oriental design"
which are worth .i.8 rt
will go tomorrow n2.
Japanese crepe and gold draperies,
hi a lartje. variety of
handgun r pattern, will ---.
be offered tomorrow, kC
per yard for J
45-iuch fine curtain swls. in all
the uew-est curtain patterns, pretty
dots, stripes, et-.. which
usually s-lls Tor 19c
a yard will go tomor- I J
Heavy quality denim for hangings
and rurnlture coverings, iu very hand
some Oriental designs
regularly Riling at
VI l-2c a yard -will go f C
tomorrow lor y2'w
Tretty silk taset rrlnge for decor
ating, in colors to matcn
all draperies worth lOe
a yarn will be orfered
Sun Troof Opaque Window Shade",
mounted on the bet
spring rollers, complete q
with nxtures regular IfiC
25c fort-for av-'v
Cott'jn Hall Fringe for trimming sash
curtains, etc., which
regularly sells for 5o a
yard goes tomorrow "2 72 C
ror ' -
Bra'-s Extension Sush Curtain Rods,
complete with fixturen
extension from 24 to q
4 t regular 15c sort Q'C
for - - v-'-
Dining Table Covers, consisting of
heavy ipjallty chenille anjl tapestry,
fringed all around in a very complete
variety of pretty pat
tern" that sjII regu- d-.
Kenutiful Colored Cretonne, for fur
niture coverings- and
hangings worth loo ,
yard win go 2
The usual 5c Lace Stripe Curtain
Scrim for curtains
will go on al- , .
tomorrow, per yard, lG
Daughter " UN works, vlisc'os- ;i cosmo
politan, who is at h mc, v mmglj . in all
aces iinl iu all coin-tries "-The i 'agger
and the Cro'-s" Is a storv or art, nligioii,
arms and love. The thread of the narra
tive bgins in Venice bulitshiIt"to Derb---h."re.
England, and. when the story eK
into fu'l motion. th -ceneis crowded with
many characters Italian and English.
Th author Kindles his i any puppes w'in
considerable skill. New York: R. F.
Fenno & Co. Washington: Srontauo,
A Gentle Hint.
A deai old '-lergyman one exchpngpd
pulpits with a younger brother minister
well known rr his aggressiveness. Speak
ing to Mir. bifore the service, the resident
pastor told his substitute that the window
behind the pulpit was broken, bit re
quested the latter to say nothing abou
it, as he had spoken several times .vith
our. cffet He added that the hymn books,
were hcdl torn, and finished by saying,
in an apologetic tone, that ' he didn't sup
pose the people could afford new cnes."
The young minister promised to refrain
from making any remarks about these
matters. After beginning the service he
found the draught from the .vindow unen
durable. He quietly took his overcoat and stuffed
It through the broken glas"- The deacons
became very uneasy, inwardly resolving
to remed J this at the easiiest possible
When he ai.m.unced the second hymn he
found th last two stanzas missing'.
He read what he had, then yaid to the
congregation: "These are all the verses
in my book: if there are any more in yours
you may sing them."
Needless to say, the window was mended
and new hymnals provided before She next
Worn by Washington.
(riom the Philadelphia Record.)
In excavating ground ror a building
operation at the Falls and Schuylkill cwu
or three days ago a laborer unearthed
at a depth of about eight Teet a curious
old bron7c button of considerable historio
lnetrest. It is about one and one-quarter
inches In diameter, and on its face aro
the letters -'G. W.," surrounded by the
words "Long Live the President." Sev
eral cuilo collectors who have examined
the button arc of the opinion that it was
made ami worn during Washington's fli-sc
term a- Preidcnt of the Republic, sliorly
after the war of the revolution. It was
quite customary ror the gentry or that day
to adoi r tl elr great coats tnd other wearing
appate' with large brass and bronze buttons.
So far a:-is known, no othcrbuttons if this
kind vith Washington's mitnl hare .:.-er
been preserved The relic is now in th
pos'esMor. of Capt. C. T. Street, wno In
tends to present it to the Independence
Hall collection. How the button ;ver
happcitd to lecome embedded in clay ac
such a depth Is a mystery.
(From the Chicago Record.)
Providence doesn't take arty interest fn
a woman who stands on i rockingrchHUV
to light the gas.
Hid of Illm. -
(From Harlem Life.)
"Whydo you remain at Vale, Tom? Yon
are iioe doing anything there."
"No, but the family considers is a
luxury, and insists on my staying."
Pardons While Yon Wait.
To all ye' breakers of tlie laws.
Good cheer this Christmas day!
The Jolly White House Santa Clans
Will drive your cares away;
Tho' you're in Jail, don't rail at fate
He'll grind out pardons while you walt-
Yc bank absconders, pluck up henrt!
Tho prison walls are thick;
This Santa Claus will take your part,
And snd a pardon quick:
Tho' j'ou may be the meanest thier,
Cheer up! He'll come to your relief.
If widows suffered when you stole,
And orphans lost their all.
Don't let regret disturb your soul,
But on McKinley call
His heart Is soft he'll hear yonr cry
You'll get more chances by and by.
N. A. . J., In New York World.