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THE TIMES. WASHINGTON. SATUTIOAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1898.
SISTER DEFENDS SISTER.
SUIT ABOUT A BADGE.
The Last of Our
Great Trade Sale !
It has served its purpose magnificently! It kept things on the
go 'bout the store. Give life and energy to August selling and
scored another bullseye for us on the target of public favor. But
"special lines" and "jobs" and "samples" must disappear fom the
scenes now. Fall has knocked on the door of Time and is already
occupying the best room.
Away -with the remnants of this great sale I Let's clear out the
odd lots and the half-sold samples and make way for the rightful
claimant. All our bargain energy is massed in this one issue this
one day's selling and the whole store must hum with the refrain of
About the Question of China.
For It Is Just as momentous an Issue with you, milady, as it Is with
great powers that be. Natural that y ou should find a dozen or so pieces or
maybe a set that's needed for the material comfort of the household. For
plates -will break and cups -will lose their handles, despite all the precau
tion you may take. We're sprucing- up our display with new arrivals. Some
lew American porcelains, but mostly Imported wares for which orders were
placed months ahead. Already we're bargaining and In a lively way from
Premium English Porcelain Teacups
and Saucers, "Dresden shape," beauti
fully decorated in three colors gray,
pearl, and fawn all under the glaze dec
orationnever wash off.
Set of 6 Teacups and Saucers, ZQp
easily worth ?2 dozen t0u
Set of 6 Dinner Plates to match
Bbove, easily worth 11.50 dozen
Blue Omarl Japanese China Tea
Pots with Inside strainer and
Heavy tin Japanned Bread Box,
neatly stenciled, large size, TDc )Q
Ironing Boards of well seasoned pure
"White bass wood, extra wide bottoms for
"Three-foot step ladder, complete
with pail shelf, made from befit
quality, well-seasoned Norway pine, J C n
Hardwood Rolling Pins, with Ja
Tancd .bundle, full 12 Inches long-, Qp
15c value a"
Metf s 75c Natural Wool
Four cases of it, and half again as many Real Camels' Hair. Now
we're not telling of ordinary Underwear. We're offering the sort
thatsworth. just twice its price. The swell kind, bound with silk and
stitched with silk, and set off with pearl buttons. The
drawers have ribbed bottoms and re-enforced seats. Their
seams are sewed twice over. You'll want two or three
suits at such a price as
75cFleece Underwear, 44c.
The only reason why the price Is so
little Is that the quantity we
bought was huge. How com
fortable you'll be wearing such
luxurious garments this "Winter!
Vorth well, about double
69c Night Robes, 39c.
Cight Robes of extra quality
jnuslin, plain white and fancy
trimmed, extra full back, and 1.1
Inches long, sizes 14 to 19
50c Maundered Shirts, 35c.
Unlaundered "White Shirts,
four-ply linen bosoms, re-enforced
front and back, all seams
felled and stayed
Great Hosiery Doings.
Indies fast black cotton hose,
Bichelieu-ribbed; also fast black
cotton with white feet, full teeam- A
less, with spliced heel and toe, 11 P
321-2c quality. 'V
Ladies fast black and tan cotton p
hose, full regular made, with dou- lC
ble soles and heels; 23c quality It V
A lot of ladles' fancy striped and
polka dot cotton hose, all full reg
ular made; worth 23 and 35c
3 pairs for 50c
Men's fast black and tan cotton a
box; full seamless; spliced heels Uf
and toes; worth 121-2c '
Men's fast black and tan cotton
sox, also black with white and split -g P"
feet; all full regular made, with lC.
double soles and heels: 25c. quality.. iy
X lot of men's fancy striped and v
plaid cotton sox; worth 25 and 35c. U(T
pair. "' v
All the odds and ends of chil
dren's fast black and tan cotton A
hose; full seamless; some with dou- UQ
ble knees; worth 15 to 20c v
Children's fast black cotton hose;
full regular made, with double -g T
knees and high spliced heels; sizes Q
5 to 10; worth 25c
A lot of Children's Plaid Cotton 1A
and Lisle Hose, worth 35c and 50c lyC,
. pair, or 3 pairs for 50c
Showering Umbrella Wonders.
Silk .Gloria Umbrellas, steel rod, IQn
dxesden or natural wood handles.. iDu
Twilled or plain silk gloria, par
ag'on frame, close roll umbrellas,
.with natural wood handles
Changeable red, blue or black
twilled eilk, with steel rod, t AO
very close roll, and paragon OS
Open Until 9:30 Tonight.
s. kanOons & CO,
Majestic Toilet Sets, made by Maddock,
in three colors Blue, Brown and Green
at the extraordinary low price T Q
of 9 pieces 4) I .fw
11 pieces, with Jar J2.9S
Beautiful fllled-in flower Toilet Set
every piece gold lined and full sized
morning glory and wild rose TQ QO
flowers; 9 pieces, worth 54.50 -PL.UO
11 pieces, worth $7.50 J4.9S
A special purchase of Wash Tubs, 100
nests, two styles, three sizes, electric
hoop, extra seasoned cedar-
Painted cedar, white inside:
The Stelnbach Patent Folding 'Wash
Tub and Wringer Bench; when not in
use folds up and occupies but small space;
tho wholesale price Is Jl and
I the regular retail price all over
j the country is 51.49
; $1.50 Derby Underwear, 89c.
Silk-finish wool from bottom to waist
band. A little too heavy to wear now.
but well worth putting by.
Ribbed and in brown, tan, pearl
and natural gray shirts and
drawers to match, and both are
close fitting, have non-ripping
overlock seams; worth $1.50.
Every Bit of
That's the "adieu" price. It's hard to
realize so little on stuff that sold as high
as 79c a piece, but the season
behooves it. All jorts Jersey
ribbed, plain and fancy colored,
Egyptian, Balbriggan and silk
fiber shirts and drawers. Clear-
j em-out price
Ladies' Swiss ribbed cotton vests,
lack neck and sleeveless
Ladies' Swiss ribbed cotton vests.
low neck and sleeveless, with
tapes; worth Sc
Ladies' Swiss ribbed cotton vests;
low neck and sleeveless, with lace
edge and tape, in white, pink, and
blue: worth 12 l-2c
Ladles' Swiss ribbed cotton com
bination suits; Tow neck and
sleeveless; knee length; "Oneita
make; worth 35c
An odd lot of boys' balbriggan
and natural cotton shirts and
drawers; broken sizes; worth 25 to
Great 5c Handkerchiefs.
Ladles' plain white hemstitched
and lace edge; colored borders;
Japanette lace edge; men's white
hemstitched and colored borders.....
Great 12Jgc Handkerchiefs.
Ladies' Swiss embroidered and
scalloped edges, hemstitched -and
emDroiacred corners; black ant
white embroidered and scalloped
13c, or 3 pairs for 50c
Changeable silks, with border,
striped and checked border or in
plain color; all close-roll rain
umbrellas; assorted handles
brellas; assorted handles
Men's 2S-inch, all-silk, close A ,.
rolled Umbrellas, sterling mount nil
ed handles iA.U7
Another Chanter In the FleldH-Von
Another. chapter of the history of the
Flelds-Von Olsen case was written yes
terday and filed in the Equity Court of
the District of Columbia.
Some time ago Thomas M. Fields.a well
known attorney in this city, instituted
proceedings in the District court to have
a marriage certificate, held by "Wilhel
mina A. E. Olsen, alias Minnie Roberts,"
purporting to be a record of the marriage
of the complainant, Fields, and the de
fendant, Von Olsen, alias Roberts, de
clared void, on the ground that it was a
forgery. After waiting the length of
time required by law, and the defendant,
Von Olsen, not appearing to defend her
self against the .charge, Justice Cox, on
Thursday, on motion of complainant's
counsel granted a decree "pro confesso."
the usual method of proceedure under
In the original proceedings in his alll
davlt Fields alleged that "Wllhelmina A.
E. Von Olsen, alias MInne Roberts," had
been representing herself In different
cities throughout America as his wife
and as an evidence thereof exhibited
what sha claimed to be a certificate of
their marriage. Fields denies tho truth
of her statements, alleging that he has
never been married to her, and on ac
count of tho damage her publications
were causing him he appealed to the
courts to have the certificate annulled.
This action of the court, it appears
from what developed yesterday, does not
by any means terminate the matter. Miss
Lula Roberts, a sister of Wllhelmina A.
E. Von Olsen, alias Minnie Roberts, yes
terday, through her attorneys, H. 15.
Moulton and William L.. Elterlch, filed an
allldavit in the Court of Equity for the
District of Columbia In support of a mo
tion to set aside the decree "pro con
fesso" entered against her sister.
In her affidavit the young lady states
that she is the sister of Mrs. Wllhelmina
A. E. Fields, defendant in the suit
brought by Thomas M. Fields against his
wife in the Supreme Court of this Dis
trict; that the defendant therein, Mrs.
Wllhelmina A. E. Fields, sued as Von
Olsen, was not in the District of Colum
bia and has not been since the filing of
the suit on the 13th day of August, 189S;
that she was then and has been for some
time heretofore and has been ever since
that date in the city of New York. De
ponent knows of her own personal knowl
edge that process has not been had
upon the defendant, and that the only
attempt that has been made was to leave
a copy of the writ at the residence of the
defendant's father. No. 1S25 Ninth Street
northwest, at which place defendant does
not live, and was not and has not been
since the leaving of the paper at tho
house. The allldavit alleges that the de
fendant has not seen the writ, nor has
she any knowledge of its existence; that
the fact that the absence from the city
of the defendant was well known to the
complainant, Thomas M. Fields, and this
transaction of the complainant, who ap
peared in open court with his counsel,
when the decree by default was taken. Is
but another step in his fraudulent scheme
in the opinion of the deponent to get rid
of his wife, illegally and fraudulently.
Argument on the motion to set aside
the decree "pro confesso" will be Jieard
on Monday before Justice Cox, in Equity
Court No. 1.
DEATH DUE TO NEGLIGENCE.
Grlilitli So Clinrnctcrizc'H
Kutc of IIIm Son.
The remains of Frank R. Griffith, who
died in Camp AVikoff, Montauk Point,
Monday night, arrived In the city yester
day morning on the first section of the
train which brought the District boys.
His body was taken to the residence of
his father, Walter S. Griffith, at No. 600
Sixth Street southwest.
Mr. Griffith said last night that he went
to Montauk to see hla son and was led to
believe that he was convalescing and on
the road to recovery, and returned, home
Mr. Griffith lays the blame for his boy's
death to the negligence and carelessness
of the hospital authorities. He says he
was told that the young volunteer left the
sick ward on Monday night and went to
the kitchen, where he ate food which
killed him. He said he was told this by
one of the hospital attendants.
In a letter to his mother, written on
board the transport on his way to Mon
tauk Point, young Griffith said he had
been ill, but was better. He complained
of the food given to the sick men, and
said he was half starved.
While at Santiago he wrote that for
twenty-two days he lay out in the rain
with no covering except a feed sack.
His funeral will take place at 2 p. m.
tomorrow and the interment will be at
Arlington Cemetery. The pall-bearers
will be chosen from among the members
of Company I, to which he belonged. The
company will escort the remains to Ar
lington after the funeral service.
WILL BE BURIED MONDAY.
The Remain of Thomns Miwldox
Have Ilenchcil Home.
The body of Thomas Clay Sanders Mad
dox, private of Company B, First District
Regiment, who died at Camp Wikoff last
Wednesday of typhoid fever, was brought
to the city yesterday, arriving on the
same train which brought the volunteers
Maddox was only seventeen years of
age, and graduated from the Business
High School last Spring. He volunteered
with his mother's consent, and left for
the front before receiving his diploma.
He was the son of Dr. Thomas Clay
Maddox, of Baltimore, A large number
of friends and old school associates
called at the mother's home. No. 100S
C Street northeast, yesterday and last
evening to take a last look at the dead
friend and playmate.
Arrangements for the funeral are in
charge of Mr. Davis, principal of the
Business High School. It has been de
cided that the Rev. Dr. Williams, rector
of Trinity Church, will officiate nt the
funeral, and that the pall-bearers will
be sixteen Business High School cadets,
former classmates of the deceased.
The dead volunteer was assistant
librarian of Trinity Church and a faith
ful worker in the Sunday school.
The funeral services will be held from
the Maddox residence, No. 100S C Street
northeast, on Monday at 2 p. m. The in
terment, which will take place at Arling
ton, will be private.
X 24 BOTTLKS ONLY $1.25. 4
A fitting beer for gallant sol
dier boys to drink. As far
superior to other beers as were
the "District boys" to the Span
ish troops. Pure old delight
ful in flavor.
JtS" Let us send yo t cast pf "Ex
port." 24 bottles delivered in unlet
tered wagons $1.25. Write or phone.
Washington Brewery Co.,
4th and F Sts. N. E.
I How Do rP?
Do they appear of differ- j
ent thicknesses, and if so,
how much thicker are some
than others? This is one of 4
X the simple tests to determine
Daa vision, l nave more m-
fallible ones in my COilSUlta- j
tion room. Mv ophthalmo
meter, a wonderful machine, X
enables me to see clear
through your eyes to the y
veins on the other side. It jj
is the only absolute rectifier
of astigmatism. Do your j;
eyes ever bother you? If 4
they do, come and consult J
me at the Petersen Jewelry
store. I never ask anything .j.
for an examination, and if Ijl
glasses are necessary you can v
pay for them when you can f
best afford to. X
F. Proctor Donahey,
Specialist, 934 F St.
THEIR DOMESTIC TBIALS.
Woman In Divorced mid An-..i,..i-
AViintH to He.
Carrie Looklngland filed suit in equity
yesterday ngainst her husband, Isuac D.
Looklngland. for absolute divorce, alleg
ing desertion and non-support as the
grounds. The parties were married in this
city in 1893 by theIlev. Hugh Johnson.
Mrs. Looklngland asks to be granted the
privilege of resuming her maiden name,
Sarah Dora Wood was yesterdaj
granted absolute divorce from her hus
band, Dennis James Wood. The parties
were married in Nottingham, England, in
18S3 and came to Washington about three
years ago to live. aetUng up a residence
in F Street. During their married, life
in England and also In this country Mrs.
Wood alleges that -h husband treated
her in a most inhuman manner, beating
and starving her and even went so far as
to destroy her clothing-.
AH INQUEST WILL BE HELD.
The Death of Mix Thomas a Sub
ject for OfHcllU. Inquiry.
Coroner William P. Carr made an inves
tigation yesterday into, .the circumstances
surrounding the death of Miss Katherlne
Thomas, who was struck and killed by an
electric car at Four-and-a-half and C
Streets southwest, Thursday night, and
decided to hold an Inquest today at 12
o'clock at the Sixth Precinct police sta
tion. The police of the Fourth Precinct ar
rested Albert L. DcMontfredy. the con
ductor of the car, and William F. Berry,
the motorman, early yesterday morning-,
but the men were afterwards released by
order of Dr. Carr.
From tho story told by the motorman
and several eye-witnesses It appears that
Miss Thomas was riding between tho
tracks, talking to friends In a north
bound car. Berry saw her and rang his
bell, but when she looked up and saw his
car approaching She lost her .presence of
mind. Instead of turning off to the right,
she turned to the left, running directly
Into the car.
The remains of Miss Thomas have been
turned over to Undertaker Gier to bo pre
pared for burial. Arrangements for the
funeral have not yet been completed.
TliRnlfn From Ills Friends.
The funeral of George Gasklll, a private
of the First District of Columbia Volun
teers, who died at Montauk Point last
Monday, will bo held at Arlington at noon
Private Gasklll has no relatives In this
city and the funeral expenses will be
borne by the general reception committee.
The friends of the deceased desire to
extend their thanks to Major Sylvester
and the reception committee for the In
terest which they have manifested In the
Child Struck liy n. Cnr.
Mary Cronan, five years old, was struck
by car No. 251 of the Metropolitan Rail
road while playing in front of her home,
No. 1302 Thirty-sixth Street northwest
last night. The car wan going at slow
speed and was easily stopped. The child
was unconscious when picked up and was
taken to the Georgetown University
Hospital whore a. careful examination dis
closed no injury beyond a slight cut on
the head. The little one was taken homo
by her parents.
Fonml Dead In Heil.
Mrs. Lautner, employed in tho family
of Bernard Lied, proprietor of a restaur
ant at 400 K Street northwest, was found
dead; In bed In her room shortly after
9 o'clock yesterday morning. She had not
turned the gas off properly before going
to bed, and had been asphyxiated.
The police and Coroner Carr were noti
fied, and the body removed to the morgue.
Dr. Carr afterwards gave a certificate
of accidental death;
Marine lltiiid Concert.
The following program will be delivered
by the Marine Band this evening on the
White House grounds:
March, "Cantonian" Reinkendorff
Overture, "Son and Stranger" Jlcndcl-sohn
Grand selection, "Merchant of Venice"... Pinsuti
Characteristic, "Cpcoanut Dance" Herman
Waltz, "Hazel" Caroline Parker
Selection, "Boccaccio" Suppe
Paraphrase, "Loreley" (by request) Xcsvadba
Descriptive, "A Hunting Scene" nuccalossi
Grand fantasia, "The Voice of Our Nation"
Susie Williams became involved In c quarrel
at her home in Blagden's alley yesterday, and
was stabbed in the lejr. She was taken to
Frccdman's Hospital in No. 2 patrol wacn.
Officer Mason arrested Charles Osborn for
6corehing. In Police Court yesterday Osborn
paid a fine of $10.
John E. Peyton, colored, charged with as
sault upon Charles Keefe, the special officer at
Kernan's Theater, was in Police Court yesterday.
Judge Kimball imposed a fine of 50 or six
months in the workhouse.
dicr boys, who are pale and weak, well" and
8tronp. It's an ideal tonic. 2 dor. bottles, 51.25.
"Write or phone 222. sel0-2t
I Look to You ?
Ilobert CiiMtelliorfc Ilrliier- un Action
AKuliixt Golilfuuith Ai Sou.
The question of ownership and the right
to manufacture and sell an emblem
known as the "oflicinl badge of the Sec
ond Army Corps" Is the cause of a suit in
equity in the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia between Robert Castel
berg, trading as the National Jewelry
Company, and Jlax Goldsmith and
Charles M. Goldsmith, trading as Gold
smith & Son.
Robert Castelberg, the complainant,
yesterday, through his attorney, E. B.
Hay, filed suit against Goldsmith & Son
for the purpose of restraining them or
their agents from manufacturing, selling,
or exposing for sale or advertising for
sale the Second Army Corps badge re
In his complaint Mr. Castelberg states
that soon after the American army In the
Spanish-American war was divided Into
corps he had manufactured a badge In
the form of a four-leaf clover as an em
blem for the Second Army Corps, United
States Volunteers. The badgc.he says, was
made of gold and silver and was adopted
as the official budge of the Second Army
Corps. As soon as he was informed of
this, ho says, ho spent large sums of
money In manufacturing and advertising
tne badges, and also had the design reg-
Istered with the Librarian of Congress as
the "official Second Army Corps badge.
Mr. Castelberg also complains that upon
the representations of the agents of Gold
smith & Son his representatives and
salesmen were prevented by an ofilcer of
the State of Virginia from selling or of
fering for sale badges at Camp Alger.
TO A SOLDIER'S GRAVE.
The IlciiiiiInN of fien. Mlaner AV11I lie
Brig. Gen. John K. Mizner, U. S. A., re
tired, who died Thursday afternoon at his
residence, 1G29 Twenty-first Street north
west, after an illness which lasted about
a week, will, be buried this afternoon in
Arlington Cemetery. The funeral services
will be private, and only the relatives and
Intimate friends of the deceased will at
tend. J. Stephens Mizner, son of the deceased,
and a brother, who resides In Detroit, are
expected to reach Washington today. A
delegation from the local division of the
Loyal Legion, of which Gen. Mizner was
a member, will participate in the services.
Gen. Mizner was born in Geneva, N. Y..
and on July 1, 1852. entered the military
academy at West Point as a cadet, grad
uating four yearn later. Ho received a
full commission as second lieutenant in
February, 1857, and was promoted to the
rank of first lieutenant on the following
May and detailed for duty with the Sec
AT THE TEMPORARY HOME.
Lejcion of I.oynl AVoinen Curing for
About twenty-five members of the Dis
trict regiment registered yesterday even
ing at the Temporary Home, which Is
conducted under the auspices of the Leg
Ion of Loyal Women, and were assigned
to comfortuble quarters !n the home. The
managers say the location of the Insti
tution and Its purposes have not been
brought to the knowledge of all those
who are entitled to its accommodations.
The managers are therefore desirous that
members of the District regiment who
have no homes here be directed to No.
413 Ninth Street northwest, where they
will receive a hearty welcome, "without
money and without price."
Sunday tomorrow will c!oe the season at
River View, and the management of this popular
resort looks fqr more than a large crowd on that
day. On Sundays large crouds liavc (rone to the
View throughout -the season, and have always
enjoyed themselves. The chute and the many
other attractions of the View are ready to
amuge the visitors, and the River View Or
chestra, under the leadership of Prof. Chris.
Arth, jr., will render the usual Sunday concerts,
which have been a feature of the day through
out the season. Tomorrow the steamer Pentz
will leave her wharf .at 11 a. m., 2:45 and 6:15
p. m and the return trips will be made at 1,
5, 7:30, and 9:30 p. m. River View is an ideal
place to spend a day, and those who visit the re
sort tomorrow are assured of having an enjoy
Today's family day trips to River View will
le the last opportunity that the young folk"
will liave to spend a pleasant day at this popu
lar resort, for with Sunday's trips the season of
1S9S will be brought to a close. As the schools
will open next week, parents fhould take ad
vantage of this opportunity to give their little
onei a last day's outing, where they will be
made welcome and where they can run about
and make as much noise as they please. Today
the chute, the flying horses, the roller coaster,
the goat and the donkey teams, will all be
ready to give the children pleasure, and there
will be music and dancing all day. The steam-r
Pentr will leave her wharf at 10 "a. m.. 2:15 and
0:45 p. m., and on the 10 a. m. and 2:15 p. m.
trips the usual fare of 10 cents to all will pre
vail. Stops will be made at Alexandria on all
Reduced Itntcs on Electric Trnlns
to Arlington Tomorrow.
The Washington, Alexandria, and Mount Ver
non Railway "hit the nail on the head" when
they reduced the regular fare for the round trio
to Arlington on Sunday. There are hundreds
who enjoy jut such a trip as thec outings af
ford, and who show they appreciate the re
duced rates by going to Arlington every Sunday.
The fare on Sunday is only 15 cents, which makes
the trip a very inexpensive one. Arlington i
beautiful in every season, and has lost none of
its prettiness on account of the hot weather.
The grass is still green, the foliage is luxuriant,
and the Howcrs and shrubbery as abundant as
of yore. The cool air makes a ramble about the
magnificent grounds a Teal pleasure. Electric
trains leave the station at Thirteen-and-a-half
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for Arlington
every forty-five minutes during the day and
evening- Reduced rates will also be in effect
between this city and Alexandria tomorrow.
Fare for the round trip on Sundaj is 20 cents.
Tins road is the quickest and most convenient
route to Mount Vernon, the home and tomb of
Another SnII to I ml inn Head This
The sail to Marshall Hall and Indian Head on
the steamer Charles Macalestcr this evening may
be the last of these delightful outings that will
be given this season. There is no telling how
soon the evenings may become too cool to be
comfortable on the water, so that all who wish
a farewell ride down the Potomac and a last
danco in the big pavilion at Marshall Hall to
the music of Prof. Schrocder's Band should be
on hand this evening. The steamer Charles
Macalester will leave Seventh-Street wharf nt
6:30 p. m. for the ecning sail to Indian Head,
stopping at Marshall Hall both ways. The
steamer also leaves at 10 a. m. and 2:30 p. in.
for Marshall Hall and Blount Vernon. Sunday
may be pleasantly spent at Marshal 1 Hall. There
are" amusements to pleae both old and joung
there, and Prof. Schroeder's Band is always on
hand to give the sacred concerts which are so
popular. An unusually fine dinner will be ready
in the big dining hall on the arrival of the
steamer. Marshall Hall clam chowder will be
served. Steamer Macalester haves Seventh-Street
wharf on Sunday at 11 a. in., 2:30 and C:30 p. m.
The popularity of the Beach Is increa;nK daily
as the season draws to its end. Only a few more
trips will be made by the popular steamer Jane
Moscley. The best of order is beinp niamtaine-1
on the boat, and it is being patronized by the
best classes of' excursionists. You can pet all
the good fishing and crabbinp you want, and the
ojsters at the Beach are prime. The regular
season will end with the Saturday and Sunday
trips, September 10 and 11. A special excursion
is heinc 'nrranecd for "Wednesday. September 14,
at the popular price of 25 cents, offering a ride
of seventy miles on the Potomac. Tickets will
be good to stop off at Clifton, Somerset, and
Colonial Beach. The Moseley will also make a
trip to the Beach on Saturday and Sunday, Sep
tembcr 1? and 18, and will end the season with
a grand excursion on September 24 and 25. ten
dered to the -popular manager of the boat, 3Ir.
A. P. Wurach, by his many friends. The meals
furnished, are the'btbt on the river.
Words but by Deeds.
Today will see the last of the Boston Merchants' Mil
lion Dollar Clothing Stock. The most stupendous enterprise
that ever reared its giant head in Washington will cease to exist
within another twenty-four hours. Through the long Summer
months ours was the only store that could boast of a crowded
condition every day. And crowds are only constant 'where
honest dealing is constant. TODAY WE'LL CUT DOL
LARS OFF THE PRICE the already reduced price of
everything that this store holds. We'll give bargains a hail of
startling values. Aud to show how proud we are of the vaiiaut
troops who so nobly fought beneath Old Glory's folds
We'll Sell Clothing to the District Soldiers at
Ouef oiirth Off These Miraculous Prices.
A Hundred Odd Garments Will
in Blue Who
Fall Overcoats worth
Greatest of leaders because
nick of time. Nights are just
handsome garments. Some are lined with serge,
some with Italian cloths. A fashion plate couldn't
give more st le unbuyable under $8 or Sio
$20 New Fall Overcoats, $7.65.
The price sounds miraculous, but the truth, is there. These
nobby Top Coats are offered you in Coverts, Mel
tons aud Cheviots. They have satin linings and
twill silk sleeves. Some are worth $18, some
Men's $12 Fall Suits,
Made up as though tailored!
real English Tweeds, handsome
reached elsewhere at less than
another surprise on the town by
you at the incomparable price
$25 Fine Fall Clothing, $9.50.
When we mention fine Clothing we mean such exquisitely
furnished Suits as these swell togs. They are offered to you in
every conceivable cloth and pattern. They are sewed doubly
with silk. The lining is the finest Skinner satin, the wear of
which is guaranteed. You wouldn't find the equal
under $25 in a 3'ear
startling values, and this
Satin!ined Clay Worsted Suits, worth from $18 to $20 7.98 :
$15 Cassimere and Diagonal Suits JS3.89
Boys' Black Cheviot Suits, worth $3.50 ' 99c
Men's Covert Bike Pants, worth $7.69 58c
Men's Fall and Winter Pants, worth $1.50 to $2.50 69c.:
Blach Clay Worsted Trousers, $6 quality $1.79 '
Men's $4 Worsted Dress Trousers ' 98c
Scotch Plaid Bicycle Pants j 69 '
Men's $3.50 All-wool Bike Cheviot Pants i!oO
Men's good strong Working Pants, worth $2 58c '
t 9th and E Sts. N. W.
Rents Reduced Only SS6 Per $!onth.
COIIXER HOUSE "WITH LARGE SIDE LOT AAD STABLE, $20 PER lOXTH.
These houses are built of the best material by day labor; have eight
looms and bath; verandas, sanitary plumbing, city and artesian well -water:
gas, sewers, porcelain-lined roll-rim b ath tubs, electric bells, ranges, hot and
cold water, speaking tubes, southern edge grain pine floors, tiled hearths and
fire places, handsome mantels, etc. T hey are erected on terraced lots, with
substantial copings, steps and walks. The lots are IS feet wide by 100 deep
to a 15-foot paved alley; shaded by a beautiful grove. They are near the
Soldiers' Home and not far from Mou nt Pleasant, on the Bristitwood Elec
tric Car Line. For particulars apply to
LOUIS P. SHOEMAKER, 920 F St. N. W.
Burglnr.s ami the Telephone.
(From the Chicago Inter Ocean.)
Robin Hood was considered a very clever rob
ber, but beside the modern thief he was a
guileless child. Your up-to-date robber uses all
modern inventions and conveniences. His latest
feat is to discard the revolver and the sandbag
for the telephone. The police have leen inform
ed of this new wrinkle in burglars' tool', and
hereafter every man caught with a telephone is
likely to become an object of suspicion.
Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock 11. B.
Lcavitt, a druggist at Hill and Wells Streets,
answered the telephone and was asked to call
John Olfon, of SS Hill Street, just around th
corner, to the telephone. The druggist de
spatched his clerk to the Olson fiat, and the
lad suon returned saying no one was at home
The answer was communicated to the man who
was "holding the wire" at the other end of the
line, and the druggist thought little of the cl"
cumstance at the time. A short time afterward
Lcavitt, in answering the telephone, heard a
feminine voice. The woman said she would like
to talk to some member of the Olson family.
"Be sure and find whether anyone is at home,"
she said, for it is very important."
Leavitt's clerk pounded the Olson door for sev
eral minutes, and the feminine voice thanked the
druggist for his trouble, when the information
was imparted that surely po one was at home.
When Olson and his wife returned home late in
the evening they discovered that their flat htd
been searched, and over ?100 worth of silverware,
jewelry and clothing had been taken. Olson
dropped in at the corner store to tell his woe,
and then Leavitt recalled the two conversations
with tlie persons who had been so anxious to be
certain that Olson was not at home.
Xo Such Conspiracy.
(From the Baltimore Sun.)
The Philadelphia Ledger is right in saying that
a dav of reckoning for these things will surely
come". Neither the Secretary nor the President
can alter the stubborn facts, the former by de
nying them, or the latter by shutting his eyes
to their existence. It cannot be that the whole
Democratic and independent press of the country
and all that is ablest and mot reputable of the
Republican press, with all their writers, corre
spondents, reporters and volunteer contributors
with whose communications, signed or unsigned,
their columns are filled, are joined in a base con
spiracy Qf falsehood to injure and blacken the
reputa'tion of Secretary Alger. If the newspapers
were silent tomorrow, the gaunt and hollow-eyed
victims of pestilent camps and ill-provided hov
pitals, returning ague-stricken to their homes, or
dving from exhaustion and inanition on the way.
w'ould tell the story of official incompetency, red
tape and neglect. The weight of the testimony
is too great to be resisted, and President McKin
lcy, whose sense of honor no man can doubt, wilt
commit the greatest mistake of his career if he
persistently continues to ignore it.
Be Given Away to the Boys
$8 and $10, $4.65.
we make the offer just on the
cool enough for one of these
sr just on the
one of these :
Cassimeres in neat checkings,
Cheviot Suits that can't be
nac can l oe
$12. We'll spring
offering them to
You wouldn't find the equal (U( PfA
r's search. We believe in k M ll I Se
this is one at V ' JV .
Our Store is on the Corner.
Is One-fifth Gone,
AND SO IS OUR URGE STGCK OF
Which We Are Selling for Only
of 2,240 pounds.
Place your Winter's order at once.
708 11th St.
4 Days Left!
This week our $2.25 sale will
end. Your last chance to secure
our $3.50, $4 and $5
Patent Leather and
Tan Shoes at the re
duced price of
S. Shoe Store.
910 F St. n. w.