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THE TIMES. WASHINGTON. MQNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1900.
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"The treatment of the Vero Dentist wat
so gentle that I actually took a nap while
they put in a gold filling for me."
FRANK MACODOY. Foihall Road.
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ANb OTHER LEAMrlC IMSTR0MEMT8
925 Pennjijltoni Avenue,
National Capital Centennial Ail
The Iter. Henry It. !Vn..-lor, In a Ser
mon nt MpKemlree Church, DIh
eiiwcs the Crlclirntlmi l'ny
Iicclnl Attention to Senator Dan
iel' Siicech Defers to 3IluI(cr Wn
The sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Nay
lor at HcKendree M. E. Church, on Mas
sachusetts Avenue, at yesterday morn
ing's services, was, by reason of its time
liness, of exceeding interest, and at its
close almost eery member of tho con
gregation crowded around the pastor to
congratulate him. The gospel upon which
the sermon was based is contained in
Deuteronomy, xxix:9, and the subject of
the sermon was "The Closing Century."
Itcv. Dr. Naylor, in the course of his ser
mon, said in part:
"One hundred years ago this nation, at
least the religious portion of it, in unison
with the religious people ot England,
were engaged in a great concert of prayer
for the advancement of the Redeemer's
"This united intercession was followed
by unusual spiritual blessing both in this
country and in England. Accordingly, l-y
more than one ecclesiastical fellowship
abroad, acrl by many of our own churih
leaders, the wish for a similar world
wide union of prayer has been earnestly
expressed, and various movements in the
direction of united prayer during tho
coming months have actually been entered
"And this day has been set apart for
the consideration of topics which have to
do with the close of the nineteenth and.
the commencement of the twentieth cen
tury. With the prayer of our own ohurch
for two million converts there are two
views I greatly desire you to look upen
with me this morning remembering that
our limited time will permit simply a
glance, nothing more. A little over two
weeks ago a remarkable day was observed
In this city; it was 'The Capital Cen
tennial Celebration." Thousands wit
nessed the magnificent display. Teople
came from far and near and returned to
their homes Intoxicated with the splendor
of the .occasion. We would not have had
it less splendid or less intoxicating. It
was the centennial anniversary of this
great nation's Capital. At least four no
table addresses were delivered, learned,
inspiring, patriotic But only once was
the nation's God thought of or mentioned,
and that once was simply a quotation
from the inaugural address of President
Madison, delivered a hundred years ago.
" 'Twas not a prayer meeting, 'twas not
a love feast. Indeed, the silver-tongued
Senator from Virginia thrust .Cod out of
our history in toto and ascribed the honor
of our life and greatness to other causes.
iiar the language of this leading orator
of the American Senate:
" 'Inventive genius is putting this
nation ahead of all others. It
Is Invention that has made the
poor man's cottage gleam in cleanliness
and beauty like a palace. It Is Invention
that has made circulating libraries and
art galleries of our periodical literature.
It is invention that forestalls the pesti
lence, extinguishes the conflagration. Il
luminates the darkness, makes the foun
tain to gush forth in the desert, relieves
the famine, and snatche3 the victims
from the Jaws of destruction. It is in
vention that has made princes of mer
chants, manufacturers, and skilled work
men; that has given precedence to our
products in all 'the marts of the world;
that is pouring the golden horn of trade
balance into our treasury chests, and
transforming us from a debtor to a c: ed
itor nation. It is invention' that has made
war so terrible that peace foresees its
bed of repose at the mouth of the tob
webbed cannon. It Is invention that Is to
lift our earthly being from poverty, feed
ih. hiiRrrv rlothe the naked, visit tho
sick, unlock the bastile3, and open all tho
doors where He the victims of hardship j
and bigotry and oppression. It Is invert- i
tion that has Drougnt to manliest reve
lation the unity of the universe, the unity
of man, the unity of life, the unity of
soul, and thrown the very gates of Im
mortality ajar, by proving the pcrpe'.uity
of physical and moral force. It Is in
vanttnn tlifif ir!i IsnprI nc around the
world, brings us In touch with each other, I
though thousands of miles apart. It is
invention that will one day make the
United States of the world fulfill tho
dream that now hovers over the United
States of America.
" 'When that day comes the English
language will bo the universal language,
our Constitution will be the model of the
universal constitution. The principle ot
the Declaration of Independence will be
the universal principle. The flag of tho
stars will be blazoned with tho constella
tion of the nations. Here will assemble
the parliament of man. The farthest
star in the heavens will bear the namo of
Washington and the city that now tears
the founder's name will be the capital of
the universal republic' "
After a review of the speech of Sena
tor Daniel. Rev. Dr. Naylor, said:
"Now, why do I thus lengthily quote? if
not to nhow you that in this Godless ef
fusion of sophomoric eloquence we may
see the inclination of these In higher
places to thrust God out of our histcry
and to make nin the carver of this na
tion's destiny. Invention, forsooth; how
foolish, crude, blind. I have been think
ing that GoH had something to do with
the torpedo and steamboat, locomotive,
electrical appliance, reaping machines.
sewing machines, typewriters, velocl-
pedes, bicycles, stenography, phem
graphy, automobiles, photography, and
"It was thH kind of a spirit which In
spired a great society established for
ethical culture, which, by the way. Is
always Godless culture, in tho metropo
lis of this so-called Christian nation on
a Sunday evening to put forth under its
aegis a champion of Confucianism as
against Christianity. And that this
champion should be the man who occupies
the position before the world of the fore
most of the most plausible and astute
apologist for the acts last summer of the
"This eminent Chinaman, with traits
and habits, covered by a veneer of West
ern manners, with ready wit add bound
less assurance. Is Invited on a Sun
day evening by American ladles and gen
tlemen to speak for ethical culture lu
America. If Christianity and true ethics
are confused after this fashion in New
York, wp need not be surprised to And
greater confusion in Pekln and Shanghai
as to what Is Christian and what Is ethi
cal, resulting in tho indiscriminate
slaughter of the former. To me, this Is
the most discouraging and nlarmlng
danger thatthreatens Christianity today.
"nut let us turn away from this gloomy
view and glance upon a brighter and more
hopeful page. There are unwonted tokens
of the coming kingdom. Light is every
where, breaking forth in realms, mater
ial. Intellectual, and spiritual, dispelling
old Ignorances, superstitions, and tyran
nies. The rights and obligations of in
dividuals are clearly defined, and there is
a worthy appreciation of manhood. The
mission cf the Church is better under
stood. The Kingdom of Christ Is better
comprehended. The brotherhood ot men
Is growing stronger, and the unity of
Christians Is becoming more pronounced
every day. Philanthropy is on tho in
crease, wherever you look.
"Surely these are hopeful signs. The
Church and the nation were never so
well prepared to enter upon aggressive
work for the saving ot the world. Mean-
rV g?i. .11 J Safest, surest cure foi
Refuse tulistitmes. Cet Dr. Hull's Cough Sirup.
while the world's rmncments sweep on.
Nations are in commotion. Civilizations
aro in conflict. The coming century wilt
bo in many ways a decisive century.
"Ah! we claim for the closing century
most wonderful developments and events,
lint I believe that tho coming century
will bring forth more wonderful oventa
than any iu the past."
ST. PAUL'S SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Thc Pifty.elKlitli Annhcmnry Celc
lirnteil 'With Sonpr and I'rnj or.
The fifty-eighth Christmas anniversary
cf St. Taul's English Lutheran Sunday
school was celebrated last night in tho
audience room of the church, every avail
able scat of which was taken. Tho church
was handsomely decorated with holly, and
tho pulpit was embanked with palms and
potted plants, and presented a painted
sccno from Bethlehem, with the star of
tho Nativity brightly illumining the set
ting. A special programme ot music had
been prepared for tho occasion, and was
successfully carried out, under the leader
ship of the musical director of the church,
George F. Muth, assisted by Edward E.
Muth, pianist. The report of the assistant
secretary, Phil. E. Muth, which was read,
showed that the adult class consisted of
12 teachers and 67 scholars; Junior de
partment, 11 teachers and 83 scholars;
primary department, 3 teachers and 102
scholars? home department. 43 scholars.
Total pupils, 323. Average attendance. lo;
average Sunday school collection, $16.07;
total offerings, JS35.S7.
Albert F. Fox. Treasurer of tho Sunday
school, read his annual report, which
showed receipts amounting to $1,036.73;
expenditures, $SS3.49; balance on hand,
$133.24. After the distribution of book
gifts to the members of the roll of honor,
tho teachers, the pianist, the leader, and
tho superintendent, and the singing of
hymns, Rev. Mr. Moot, pastor of the
church, made a short address, admonish
ing parents to send their children to Sun
Rev. Dr. Domer. former pastor of St.
Taul's, pronounced tho benediction.
HOLY CHOSS FATHERS TO MOVE.
To Leave the Monastery at "West
minster, 3Iil., for Sere York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. It is announced
tliat the community of celibate priests
known as the Order of the Holy Cross and
formerly residents of this city, but tor a
number of yeurs located In Westminster,
Md., will soon remove from their present
home and re-establish themselves in the
Episcopal diocese" of New York, though not
within the corporate bounds of the city.
This order for a long time conducted the
work connected with tho Holy Cross Mis
sion at East Fourth Street and Avenue C.
Subsequently the community secured a
monastery In Westminster. It has been
understood, however, that the life of the
members of the order has not been alto
gether happy In their present surround
ings, for Bishop Parct, the Bishop of
Maryland, has disapproved of their ritual
istic practices and prohibited them from
performing priestly functions within his
For this and other reasons tho Fathers
ot the Holy Cross have decided to remove
from Maryland and return to the diocese
of New York. The Rev. O. S. Huntington,
tho father superior, who is a son ot the
Rt. Rev. Frederic Dan Huntington, tho
Bishop ot Central New York, announces
that a plot of land for the new monastery
has already been purchased at West Park,
on the west bank ot the Hudson River,
about seventy-five miles from New York.
Tho community has in hand $4,000 with
which to begin building. Plans call for
the erection of buildings to cost $30,000.
H. CAMBON" EETUENS.
The Trench Amhasxutlor nt New Yorlc
Iln Itoate to IVflmhluirtori.
NEW YORK, Dec 30. Jules Cambon,
the French Ambassador to the United
States, arrived hero toda7 on La Gas
cogne. With him. was M. Louis Hcrmite,
who has been in the French diplomatic
service two years, and who comes here
to take tho place of M. Talgny as second
secretary of legation. This is M.
Hcrmlte's first assignment abroad, and
he is much pleased that his Governmtnt
sent him to the United States.
St. Cambon was met at the pier by
Lieutenant De Faramond. naval attache
of the French Embassy; Henry Malllard.
Henry Hourd. President of the French
Chamber of Commerce, and by the agent
of the French line.
When the newspaper men sought to in
terview the Ambassador he said:
"Ah, I would be delighted to say rome
thlng, but what can I say? I have been
away from the United States since July
and have been on the ocean eight days.
Maybo I would have much to say If I
knew what has been going on. Then,
again, maybe I would not. At any rate
I must wait until I get to Washington
and look over the embassy."
M. Hermlto said that the fact that the
world was going to move into a new cen
tury pretty soon bad not made much of en
Impression on Paris, and that up to tho
time he left, neither the municipality nor
Individuals were making any special prep
arations to celebrate the event. M. Cam
bon and SI. Hermite will leave for Wash
ington at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
STEPHAN MAY KESIGW.
A Chance In the Catholic I ml I mi
The Very Reverend William II.
Kctchum, of the See of Oklahoma, who re
sides in the Indian Territory, but Is visit
ing Washington on official business, will
probably be appointed In January as head
ot the Catholic Indian Bureau of the
United States. He will succeed tho venerable-
Monsignor Thomas Stcphan, who
has governed the bureau hero for suany
years, having taken the late Dr. J. B. A.
Brouillet's place after that priest died, in
1583. By reason of feeble health and ad
vanced age Monsignor Stephan deems It
expedient to resign his exacting duties
into younger bands, and it Is stated that
one of the objects which prompted him
to visit Europe at the present time was
to acquaint Pope Leo with tho need of a
youthful priest as head of tho American
He Is now over seventy years ot age,
and has been In the mission field for half
a century; hcreas Father Ketceum, his
prospective successor. Is but forty-five
years old. Father Ketchum ranks among
the most eloquent orators of the country,
and Is likewise a priest of marked execu
tive ability. Since coming East, a few
days ago, he has called viPon President
McKinley and has also been In consulta
tion with Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore;
Archbishop Corrlgan, of New York, and
Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, man
agrs of the National Catholic Bureau
After Monsignor Stephan returns home
next month his plans for the future will
become definitely known, and tho Indica
tions are that he will continue as one
of Father Ketchum's advisors In mission
Ixliinil That Co in c anil Go.
(From the Newcastle Chronicle.)
A mud iJand that lately appeared near the
roast ot Cerinan territory In houlhwet Africa
has been a subject ol investigation. The island
was visited on June 1, 2, and 4 last, Lat had
disappeared on June 7. and nomethlnp; ol six and
seien fathoms were obtained on its site. Heavy
rollers at the time ot the Island's appearance
did much damage about Pelican Point, includ
ing the destruction ol a large section of a new
breakwater. The waters of the Walflsh Day were
not affected, however; and it is pointed out that
this Is evidence against any theory of volcanic
disturbance and that the mjsterious island had
an origin similar to the "mud lumps" that aro
known to rise in the Cull o( Mexico. Much sul
phuretted hjdrogen escaped from the mud, the
odor persisting; In ie vicinity after the island
Cet the "pride of Washington," Heurlch's Mac'
zen beer, for New Year's Day. '?hone 031, Ar
lington Oottllng Co., for a case.
POLITICS ffl GUATEMALA
Some Curious Systems Employed
bv the Government.
I'cciillnr Vlcvin Uvprcised liy o Citi
zen of That Ileiiulltle. After Uliacrv.
luir American Cniiinnlfcn Methods)
SeluNliiicxv of the Stateamcu of the
Little Nation Injustice to Indians).
An observant citizen of Guatemala ar
rived In New York in time for tho last
few days of the late political campaign,
and watched the progress of the election
with an interest that can scarcely bo
appreciated by those who are not familiar
with the way the game of politics is play
ed in the Latin-Amerlcun republics. Many
of the election Incidents which he wit
nessed filled him with astonishment. In
particular, he was surprised that Mr. Mc
Kinley had not ordered out the standing
army in doubtful districts, to make sure
of his re-election. Another strange thing
was that Mr. Bryan was allowed to travel
through the country making speeches In
his own behalf; according to tho Guate
mala system, he should have conducted
his campaign from the' safety of Canada
or Mexico, certainly he should not have
put himself within thoj)ower of the Ad
ministration. On jelectlon day he was
astounded at the apparent secrecy of the
ballot by which any clt.zen could deposit
his vote without fear ot being led off to
Jail if ho voted against tho Administra
tion. But the most surprising thing of all
was tho quiet of the day after election,
when the results were made known; ac
cording to all his precedents, the troops
should have seized upon the Democratic
State and national headquarters, and have
Imprisoned or at least banished the whole
corps of Democratic spellbinders.
"It will be a long time before wo can
have such a peaceful election In Spanish
America," he said, by way of comment on
his new experience. "Our statesmen do
not know how to bear defeat In this way,
and when they are In power they arc not
willing to run any risk of allowing the
opposition to succeed In taking their
places. Their motives arc altogether sel
fish: they look for their own self-Interest
and their own enrichment. They are
destitute of tho idea ot public spirit, and
oven should one of them announce his
course of action as based on the public
good, nobody would understand what was
meant; It would only bo thought that he
had Invented some new method of grow
ing rich out of public office.
"The ease with which government is
conducted badty in Guatemala is mostly
duo to our large mixed race, the Ladlnos,
in which the Spanish .and native Indian
bloods are commingled. Being without
honorable position, and equally devoid of
capital, the only means by which they can
amount to anything is to seek minor po
litical office and offer themselves as ready
an'I willing tools to the schemers of bet
ter position who grfiBp at the higher au
thority in our Republic It Is because ot
this combination that we have in Guate
mala now a republic, now a dictatorship,
now a revolution, but always some set of
men making themselves wealthy out of
the public revenue and out of the system
of forced loans taken as blackmail from
all such as are In opposition to tho domi
"Tho hardships of this system of elected
piracy fall upon tho men with money, and,
at the other end ot (he scale, upon those
who have no money. byVare fixed to the
Boil as laborers, namely, our. -Indiana. The
wealthv mav avoid thiso difficulties by
! removing themselves td some other coun
try and by transferring their property to
foreigners, for in all our political troubles
property standing in foreign names is re
spected, and is exempt from the forced
loans. Or they may unite in sufficient
strength to overthrow the Government
and become pirates on their own account.
"But the poor Indians, our laboring
class, are bound to suffer. The Guatemal
tcco Indians are not at all such as -the
Indians of your reservations. At the time
of the discovery they had advanced to a
considerable degree- of culture. They were
not nomads and hunters, but agriculturists
and dwellers in towns. At the present time
they are absolutely essential to all our
prosperity, for- without them wo should
have no laborers to till the soli of our
plantations or to operate our mines. They
work faithfully during long hours of the
day and for small wages, never demanding
more than E0 cents a day, and taking their
pay in our paper currency, which is sadly
depreciated and has a purchasing power of
less than one-third of its nominal value.
All that the Indians ask of whatever gov
ernment may be in power Is to be allowed
to coaduct the affairs of their homes and
villages In accordance with their ancestral
custom, against which, it must be said, no
objection can bo urged.
"Yet even this small concession, is not
permitted to them; it must be purchased
from the Government. Let me give you an
Illustration. About a hundred miles from
the city of Guatemala Is tho pueblo of
Nahuala, a community entirely of Guate
malteco Indians, numbering about 50.000.
They govern themselves strictly according
to their ancient custom. Just as they did
for ages before tho conquest, with the
single exception of their religion. The
chiefs, or caciques, administer the affairs
of the community, and make the few sim
ple laws by which they aro governed. One
of these laws Is a provision that no while
man shall lUe In the pueblo. Another pro
hibits in the. same way the Ladlnos, or
popIe of mixed blood.- The most Impor
tant of all their laws Is that which pro
vides for the rigid exclusion of all liquor
from the pueblo. None Is Rliowed to be
sold, and the people are forbidden to bring
any liquor into the town or to have any
In their possession. So carefully Is this
rulo enforced that when any Indian has
been drinking away from the town and
comes home vith even the slightest evi
dence of Intoxication he Is arrested at the
gate of the pupblo, forced to remain in tho
fields without until perfectly sober, and
is then brought In for fitting punishment.
To anyone who is in the least familiar
with the havoc which liquor has wrought
on the aboriginal inhabitants of America
it would seem that no government pre
tending to be civilized could find any fault
with this regulation, made and strictly en
forced by the Indians themselves. Yet such
is not the case in Guatemala.
' Tho Indian Pueblq of Nahuala Is forced
to pa, in addition to all regular taxes, a
special Impost for the privilege of ex
cluding whites and Lai'inos, and for Us
local option, as I presume you would call
Its suppression of the liquor trafilc. It
must pay to tho central government a
contribution equal to tho amount ot rcve
nuo that would be derived on excise ac
count from the number of drinking places
that an Indian town of 50.000 Inhabitants
would support without this prohibition.
Nor Is this all. The town must also pay
a second sum calculated to represent the
amount of the profit that would accrue
from the liquor that would be consumed
If It were not for the wisdom of the In
dian chiefs. Why do we submit to the
enormity of taxing the people for tho vice
which they have rejected! Well, the
fndians submit for the simple reason that
they are Indians. And tho rest of us'
Well, the Government In Guatemala does
not s'eem to be based on the principles of
public spirit." New York Tribune.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
rather You heard my daujhter sing last night!
Father Did you observe the bird-like quality
of her notes!
Artl.t Ah er there are so many kinds of
bird, don't you know!
And Ml its ef-
by Hood's niu,
CMlIy, thoroughly aud perfectly. S3 cents.
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SECRET OF BIRD'S-EYE SiPLE.
A AVoodHiiinii'M Dlicosory i,l AVoric
for Tttnie "Wiiodpecliern.
(From the -New York Sun.)
Patten, Me. After having spent more
than sixty years and niore than $10,000 in
hunting bears and studying the ways of
wild creatures, Greenleat Davis has be
gun to raise tame wodpeskers, with the
purpose of using them to convert ordi
nary rock maples into the rare and cost
ly wood known rj bird's-eye maple. Mr.
t)avl3 is more than eighty years of age.
Sixty years ago he Inherited a mill prop
erty valued at ? 10.000, which he soon
sold, and then he went to the woods under
the sidu of Mount Katahdtn. Here he
built a log camp and spent much ot bis
time on the trails of bears and Indian
devils, of which he has killed more than
any other roan in Maine.
It has been Mr. Davis' belief that no
creature should be kopt In captivity more
than a month. If the creatures he caught
cheso to remain with him after that
period they were welcome tr such fare
as he could afford to give. If they wanted
to go, the doors were open. Jn this way
ho has tamed squirrels, muskrats, and
v.-oodchucks until they and their offspring
nearly overran his camp. With birds he
has been less successful, because most of
them went away South at the annual mi
grations, and when they came back. It
any did come back, they were ungrateful
enough to prefer their liberty to anything
that Mr. Davis could offer. He has two
ctows, one of which Is more than thirty
years old, which have stayed by him and
never sought the society of their kind.
Two robins lived with him for three jears,
but perished one cold night when the
camp Bro went out. His great success
has been won with woodpeckers, of which
he now has nearly 100. They arc of the
hairy and the downy species In about
equal numbers, but more than both of
these In-numbcr and esteem are the red
headed sap suckers, which pick round
holes In the bark of trees, making them
look like the bottom of an old styled
As thes.j woodpeckers did not migrate,
Mr. Davis had company the year round.
Ho put up boxes for them to occupy as
homes and in a few jears the maple
grove back of his camp was filled with
birds. The yellow hammer Is the only
species of the woodpecker family that will
live without Insect food, and after the
sapsuckcrs grew very numerous Mr. Davis
had much trouble to feed them. He dug
up tho ant hills and sifted the sand out
to get tho insects for his birds, but in
spito of his labors, the red-headed wood
peckers made sad havoc In his sap or
chard, digging holes In his best maples
and impairing the flow of sap from which
much of his living was dcrUed.
It was Impossible to kill the birds be
cause of the company they afforded, and
it was equally impossible to livo without
tho income from the sap orchard. Tho old
man spent weeks In his grove watching
the result ot tho wounds which tho birds
Inflicted on the bark. As the scars healed
he noticed that there was a bright red
spot left on the wood directly below the
wound. If the tree was badly marked tho
red spots were more numerous than they
were on trees which had suffered les3,
while on trees which tho woodpeckers had
not visited there were no traces of red.
About this time it occurred to him that
as the beautiful markings of blrd's-eyo
maple were due to the red spots in tho
wood, aud as nobody had ever been able
to account for them, it was possible that
tho variety of maple known as blrd's-cje
might owe Its origin to the work of the
woodpeckers. If tso, he had made a dis
covery that had baffled botanists for
years. He had also learned how to make
liis colony of tame woodpeckers self-supporting.
Dy mixing the ants, which he sifts from
tho sand, with a paste formed from elm
bark boiled down to a thick batter, ho can
smear the trunks of thirty maples with
such food as the woodpeckers require and
while they are getting a meal from the
one of a series of
The Sunday limes should
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KEXT "WEEK SEATS- THURSDAY. Mnll Order IVosv HookIr.fr.
CIIAIILES rilOilMAX PltESEXTS
MAUDE ADAMS LiU L'AIGLON.
Matinees New Year's Day, Thursday, and Saturday.
DANIEL V. ARTHUR PRESENTS
In a Dramatic Version of Gilbert Parker's Powerful Novel,
The Battle & Strong,"
Supporting Company of Unusual Excellence, Including
Next Week-KENRY MILLER AS RICHARD SAVAGE.
THURSDAY A. M.
I "Hechts' Greater Stores,'
& 513-515 Seventh St.
Open Lato Tonight.
T Women's sillc waists, worth up to
T (Second floor.)
j- Men's fancy dress shirts, worth
X UP to $1.50,
J. (First floor.)
5 Men's suits at almost half.
4 (Fourth floor.)
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bark their bills are boring new holes In
the trees that shall transform ordinary
maple wood, worth no more than $12
thousind feet. Into bird's-eye maple that
sells t.nyhero for $50 to JC0 a thousand,
and the dealers cannot gel all they want
at those prices.
l'nllhtul Shepherd Don.
(From the Portland Grcgonlan.)
Last October a cold spell in Montana killed
a sheep herder in the Great IMIs district ; two
teet ut snow covered the raiwe in placet and the
thermometer indicated 50 dcjrrees below zero.
The herder avas frozen to death on the prairie
while cartas for the sheep, and it was three
dajs before his late was known to his ern
ployern. Too shepherd dogs viere with him when
he died, and one of these stayed Kith the body
while the other attended to the sheep, just as
though the herder had been with hici. The doc
drore them out on the ransc in the morning and
back again-at night, guarding them from wolves
and prcventlns them from strayins off. Aellher
dog had anjthimr to eat during the three diys
vigil so lar as could be ascertained, but the 2.WO
cheep thrived o well, apparently, as thoucu
directed by human agency. The singular fact
about the matter is that thess faithful creatures
would have starved to death rather than barm
one of the sheep left la their charge.
room or portfolio.
be given early to
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tonight at 8:15. Regular Prices.
fear's Day, Thursday, and Saturday.
ilEL V. ARTHUR PRESENTS
'Pfeone IpUAQCJ? HEW 'PtooB
98. lUflAOL U GRAND f 88.
Prices Svrer IIi.?i.er on Molidajs.
AX OPERATIC COMEDY.
Founded on F1o-owr Grand Opera "ilartha," with
Comedy Dialogue and Situations bf
GEO. IL BKOADHURST, Author ot
"What Happened to Jones." etc.
SUXG BV FIVE GRAND OPERA STAR ARTISTS.
Seven Other Superb Seasonable Features.
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THE HOPKISS TRAXS-OCEAXIO STAR
The Pre-eminent Players.
Matinees New Year's Day, Wednesday k Saturday.
Lafayette Sq. Company
In Henry Guy Carleton's Creat Comedy,
,75c, 50c, 25c.
Now the Popular
The Bie English
ffl at. New
25c & 50c
First Time at
Popular Price. I
Xezt Week THE STILL AI Anu
Xeit Week GAY MORSIXG CLORIES.
"A IIAPrY SEW YEAP. TO ALL."
Commencing Honda)' Matinee,
s an Extra Attraction Added THE SEVEX
SOIII.KE TROUPE. A Mcwt Startling Se&utlon.
Xeit Week SAJI T. JACK'S O'AX SHOW.
In order to offer jour guests Wines ol delicious
and pure quality jou should choose from our re
liable Stock. Wholesale price.
CHRIS XANDER, S
909 7th St.
S3& For PREMIUM STAMPS
f 12-814 Ttb St. Haricot Srcs
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