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THE TVASHDTGTON" TIMES, SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1894.
Continued all this Week!
THE WIJOLE STOHE presents a vivid
panorama of fresh, new beauty.
In the various departments, par
ticularly the SULLIXEKY (now again
much enlarged), are the choicest gems
gathered from the fashion centers of
the world. Elegance reigns In all the
styles; economy, as usual, characterizes
Let's glanco at some of the new Spring
French and American
For Ladies and Children
In Lace, btraw.
Lilians, nud Jet.
FLOW EI !S
In all colors aud designs.
1'LUilLS AND Til's.
In all colors.
JETS AND JET TlilMMINGS,
JET LACtS, CliOV, N3,
MUM-LEI) JET LACES,
In all widths.
In Black, Crenic, Yellow,
and hlf, in l'oint de
Venice, l'oint D Gonenoc and
CLOAKS AND CAMS
Trimmed in Lace, Jot,
Long and Short,
In hito and Colored
Cashmeres, China and
Ores Grain bills.
All co'ors and styles.
INFANTS' DlltS-ts, S-.CQUES,
AND FLANNEL bllWVLM.
CHILDlthVS AND 1NVANTS"
Lace and Silk
CAPS AND BONNETS.
In all colors.
TEILIKGS, JIOURN'IXG VEILS
Cambric, Cotton and Swiss.
In Moire, Satin and Fancy Effects
For all Purposes.
MUincry and Cloak Headquarters,
You Can Enter Our Doors
At AN Times
W itli the feelinp that
Nowhere on earth can you
Get more for your money
Thau you can here.
Is on our counters.
Haines' Washington Store,
Cheapest Store In tho city,
fcth and Fenna. Are. H E.
Special Sales During our
Grand Easter Millinery
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
March 21, 22 and 21
Don't fall to attend Our Opening; will remind
you of a regular Millinery Paradise.
Haines' Washington Store.
W. J. THOROWGOOD,
WALL PAFEKS, DECORATIONS,
HOOU JI0ULDIM5S, SIIADES, &c
Fresco and Plain Painting.
Estimates cheerfully given.
1111 Fourteenth Street N". W.
WE ARE WITH YOU AND
734 and 736 Seventh Street N. W.
We greet you through the new paper, and offer you one or more
special bargains in each department.
If you are acquainted In the city you know It Is
fact that if you want n desirable spring Cape
or Jacket at a reasonable price (not extortionate
figures) this Is tho place to select them. Our
tore is the only ono dorotlng an entire floor to
iapes, j acKets, ana suits.
?5 SO Cope, with 3 rows of lice Insertlnr. hand-'
oraoiy oraiucu aoove c&cn insertion, unlsheu
with Jabot front. It is advertised as a special
vapo at 90 uj uiuers.
Opening Price, S3.08.
$3 Cape in nll-ool ladies' cloth, black, blue,
and tan; made with over-cape and finished with
Opening Price, SI. 08.
tlS Ladles' civet Capes, silt lined, handsome
ly irimmca wun cut jot nraias.
Opening Price, Sll.8.
$11 Ladies' Extra Long Capes, made expressly
for elderly ladies, in broadeloth or diagonals.
Opening Price, S7.48.
Ladles Skirt Coar&vwltn large reveres, in all
wool cioLU. i ne etyusa garment ox tne season.
Kcgular price, SS.
Opening Price, S-T.OS.
Ladies' Jacket, in the new flaring short skirt
effct, in tan, black, and blues, fine pearl but
I ons. This garment is being shown by others at
til. uur regular price is y.
Opening Price, $0.48.
Ladles' Serge Suits, with the new basque or
eoai, mil s.in, extra large sleeves, race, 7.
Opening Price, $4.98.
Ladles' Suit, trimmed with moire ": a very
A. It.il. ..l. .t,M n.. 1,'.....,r
di;hw gut, wiuvi wquu. ivriufia,
Opening Price, $9.08.
For Special Bargains In Dress Goods, &c, see "The Post" of to-day.
734 and 736 Seventh Street N. W.
GEORGE W. CHILDS' WIPOW.
Sketch of the Wife of the Deceased Philan
"Emma Bouvler Chllds," says the Mail and
Express, "Is as leaner little woman, snall fcat
nrod, dark, complexloncd, and of an exceed
ingly nervous temperament. Mrs. Chllds has
never been a society woman. She enjoyed
tho friendship of tho most distinguished fam
ilies of Philadelphia tho Cadnalladcra, tho
Prices, tho Blnnoys, tho Biddies, tho Rosen
gartens, and others of equal social distinc
tion but foshioanblo functions at her town
or country house were practically unknown.
It was her custom to lunch two or three times
a week with these intimato friends. In these
visits she was almost always accompanied by
her niece, Miss Peterson, who Ihcd with Air.
and Mrs. Chllds from childhood up to tho
timolol her marriage to Itobert II. McCartcr.
Mrs. Chflds rarely appeared in public with
her husband. The thcutre had no attractions
for her. Oneo or twlco a y ear perhaps sho
would see Edwin Booth or somo equally dis
tinguished actor. Tho daughter of the
late Dean Stanley has lived with
the Chllds' for twenty years. Before
Miss Peterson's marriage, which took
place about flvo jears ago, tho tlireo
were continually together. Miss Stanley is
now tho constant companion of Mrs. Childs.
Her sonants hao been with her for a geu
eratlen. From tho scullery-maid to tho butler,
everv sen ant was sure cf a liberal present at
Christmas, ami tbo family physician's services
wero always ready in easo of Illness. Mrs.
Chil.ls carried out tho samo generous pollej
in her homo as her husband did in the office
of tho Public Ledger. If a servant became
incapacitated in illness or injur)-, ho or sho
was pensioned" oil for, life, and not infre
quently prov Ido J with n little home. If mar
riigo intead of illness, Mrs. Chllds took
pleasure in giving tho girl u substantial wed
ding present, and Mr. Childs generally added
something handsome. It was an Invariable
rule of Mrs. Chllds that her carriage horses
should never bo out of their stalls alter dark.
Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Childs accepted any in
vitations to dinners. It was found necessary
to make this rule about fifteen years ago."
One of tho prettiest wash materials of tho
season is tbo satin--tripcd zephyr. Theso
zephj rs are being shown in small check effects
in colors of corn, Nile, light blue, navy, golden
brown, heliotrope, lavender pink, cardinal
nnd mode, with contrasting shades Introduced
in tho satin stripes.
One of tho new colors is a tawny oraDgo
with a dash of red in it, and goes by tho namo
of "chrjsanthomum." Thero will bo u great
run on all tho tobacco and snuff-colored
shades, and tho redder and more orange tinted
tho brown the more fashionable. IIellotroio
nnd some new greens and blues aro finding
favor in tbo spring goods.
In Paris new petticoats of satin or silk aro
made with feather-bone hoops, which reach
quite to tho knees. Tiny aluminum wires are
inserted in the facings of round-kirted walk
ing dresses to give them the approvea flare.
This to some of tbo more timid looks very like
the return of the crinoline, or, worse jet,
A new reversible shot silk shows amauvo
ground with a pale green spot on one side,
nnd on the other a violet spot. Velvet novel
ties show colored spots on one side, and show
up well when combined with black satin.
Cross stripes or black or colored velvet aro to
be used for entire costumes, vv ith accessories
of watered silk or J lain satin.
CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN.
Tho new caps for tho small maidens just
learning to walk are tho daintiest affairs im
aginable. Somo of tho prettiest are made of
dotted Swiss, run in and out with nirrow rib
bon. They have deep capes, with ribbon-run
borders, and tho ribbon is twisted In and out
over the crown, while tiny rosettes nro perched
here und there in tho bwiss ruching which
frames the laby face.
Both short and long silk coats nro worn by
fashionable small girl". A stlish silk jacket
is made of brown and white frtripicd t ifletn
silk double-breasted and fastened with large
mother of rearl button. It has a deep collar
and epaulettes of Point do Venice lace, while
the sleeves aro much pulled. They arelln-
lsocu vvltli culls ol lace insertion.
Almost all the little drc-ses aro made to bo
worn with a guimpe. The slik ginghams aro
finished, where tho wh.te yoke begins, with a
wide lino of Leading, through which rows of
narrow black velvet ribbon aro ran. Iiosettcs
of the ribbon ornament the dress wherever
thero is a convenient place for them, and rows
of ribbon conlinj tLo full mull sleeves at tLo
wrist, tying in a number of httlo Lows.
lie Was Hustling for .McLean.
Charles S. Scanlan, of tho Cincinnati En
quirer John II. McLein's newspaper was
once sent into a small town in tho Southwest,
snjs the Journalist, to get the story of a
woman evangelist who had been greatly
talked about. Scanlan attended ono of her
meetings and occupied a front seat. hen
thoso who wircd to be saved were asked to
arise, Scanlan Left his seat and used his note
book; The woman approached, nml, taking
him by the hand, said:
"Come to Jesus."
"Madam," said the newspaper man, "I'm
here solely on business to report on your
"Brother,"' said she, "there is no business
so important as God's."
" ell, mavbo not," slid Scanlan. "but you
don't know John It. McLean."
WANT YOU WITH US I
Ma Ladles' Silk Lislo IIosc, fast black, boot
patterns, fancy tops.
Opening Price, 25c.
3x35 Ladies' Cotton Hose, fancy tops, fast
Opening Price, 3 Pair for 50c.
35c. Gents' Lislo Thread Ilalf IIosc. tans and
Opening Price, 3 Pair for 50e.
ISHc Children's Black Iilbbed Hose. All sizes.
Opening Price, 7c.
Ladles Laundered Waists, full fronts. C9a
Opening Price, 49c.
tl Ladles' Launderod Waists, choice patterns.?
Opening Price, 75c.
Ladles' Klbbod Vests, 12i quality.
Opening Price, 4 for 25c.
fl 43 Kid Gloves. 4 lnr?o ne&rl buttons. In
overy deslrablo shade. 1 ho best glovo over sold
In our city. Every pair warranted.
Opening Price, OOc.
tl Ladies' Undressed Kid ftlnvpA Alan 4.bntf nn
Dressed. Havo al ays sold at tl.
Opening price, OOc.
$1 Wrappers, fast color calico, lined waists.
Opening Price, 50c.
tl 43 Wrappers. In all the SDrinc effects. In
cluding black, blue and grays.
Opening Price, OOc.
R Topic or Two
to Think KboUL
To form a branch of tho Union for Practical
Progress In a new locality, says Walter Vroo
man in the March Arena, threo earnest per
sons only aro required. Throo hundred
could make a hotter start, but three may be
gin with every promise of success. They
should flrst assumo corporate lifo by adopting
tho namo of the union. They should then
tnko up tho particular measure being urged
by tho national union for tho month In which
their meeting is held. - If this first meeting is
held during March of this joar, tho throe per
sons assembled would, no doubt, fall into
lino with the pities now organized and urge
tho programmo of the union for this month,
which is to combat the "sweating system."
A letter would then be drafted and mailed to
each clergjman and labor leader of tho local
ity, asking them to sponk out on a specified
Sunday, or duripg tho week following, in
condemnation of this evil. They might bo
asked to urge their hearers to aid in securing
such legislation as will empower tho city
boards of health to summarily closo thoso
factories in which human beings nro physi
cally ruined beeause'of unhcalthful conditions
and where contagious diseases aro nursed be
fore emerging to prey upon society.
In every enso a definite reply should be re
quested. A conciso bibliography of tho sub
ject, with special reference to recent maga
zine contributions, should bo inclosed for tho
uso of clergy men not familiar with the faets
concerning tho evil, and for the uso of the
committees on resolutions lo bo appointed by
tho vnnous societies. The answers to tho
letters si. on J bo reviewed and u detailed re
port prepared. First, a list should bo made
of the names, addresses and churches of all
who joinln tho llf)-saving work. Another
lit should bo prepared containing names,
addresses and churches of thoso who refuso
to speak against the evil being combated
simultaneously throughout tho country. Still
another list should be prepared of thoso vv ho
refuse oven to tako notice of tho nppeal. Tho
report containing these lists should bo pub
lished to tho world every month, and onj
copy sent to tho national secretary, lo bo filed
for futura reference. By this method it will
not take long to solve tho much-vexed ques
tion as to vv hat proportion of the church Is
devoted tohumau vvlfaru and what propor
tion stands directly in tho way of progress.
By means of tho permanent and centralized
maehincry of the Union for Practical Pro
gress a now moral issue will bo presented to
the peoplo eaeh month. Instead of a dissolu
tion of the movement after ono measure has
been pressed, another will bo brought im
mediately forward, and the public conscience
will 1k kept as eternnll) nctlvu as the private
interests that prey upon society. The organi
zation will huvo sufficient elasticity to take
up any and every measure approved by tho
average disinterested conscience, and its per
manent nnd iwrfeet means of communication,
binding together all human aggregations
founded upon n moral idea, will offer for the
first timo a connecting nerve attaching tbo"
conscience and expert knowledgo of society
to thu foreo capable of making their desires
From the Comptroller's roport for 1S93, slid
Mr. Frank Miller recently before tho Cali
fornia BankerV Association, wo find that tho
deposits in tl.o national banks nmount to
about 2,000,C03,000. For ono j ear their ex
penses were about SCO.OOO.OOO, and their
losses about s0,O0O.00O. For the purposo
solely of holding theso deposits, about one
fourth, '500,000,000, wasenrned in unproduc
tive cosh. 'Iho owners of these 3,S00 nt
tional tanks accumulated a capital of -1,000,-000,000,
pledged it as security to their de
positors, arranged offices, employed clerks,
incurred nn expense of 5GO,000,000 and a
10S3 of $20,000,000 during tho year, in order
to lend 1.JOO,000,000 of other people's
money. The report shows that they got fi per
cent. somo SOO.OOO.OOO .13 interest. Trom
this iucomo should be deducted the outgo of
$0,000,000, and we find that $10,000,000 aro
left as the inadequate compensation for tho
guaranty and labors and risks undertaken by
the capital of 41,000.000,000. This is a com
mission of one-half of 1 per cent, on the de
posits. These figures aro proven by the re
port which shows that the net earnings on the
capital havo been 7 per cent. This per cent,
is compost d of G per cent which the capi
tal could hav e earned in private bunds) and
the small commission made upon Inndl nthe
immecs" mass of deposits for one car.
Expenses and !oss cannot be reduced very
rrcnilv; clerks must bo retained at such n.iy
ii3 will insure eomfctent and lionet service;
lo-ses will occur in spito of all precautions;
all this without reference tu whether tho times
aro good or bad. Eich banker may prove
these ideas from his own books. His outgo
will approach tho sum of 4 per cent, of his
average deposits. I rom his cross incomo ho
should deduct this outgo. The residue is his
compensation as a banker. Ho should then
compute his income u on his capitil, ou the
supposition that ho has .rone out of tl.o back
ing business, uses the sidewalk for bis office,
and is known as a rivate money lender who
takes no risks. 'Iho compar.ons vto aid bo
interc-ting if they could bo published. The
Eastern banks have giv en muh attention to
tnis problem, and know th it they give ser
vice s to denomtors which cannot bo offered
bv individuif money lenders or by anv other
"lass of institutions. Ihej rrake their depos
itors pay indirectly for some of the costs of
keeping their accounts and funds. Each ac
count is expected to sho v such a steady Lil
nnco as will afford compensation abovo the
cost of keeping it.
Tho only satisfaetor and ju-t restriction
that can bo placed on immigration, writes Mr.
W. II. Jeffrey in the American Journal of
Politics for Mareh. is to fix a moral, phjsie.il
and intellectual standard by which proposed
immigrants must be rated or refused admis
sion to this country. Congnss should pa's
an act requiring all persons who desiro to
cmlgrato to the United Ptates to provide them
selves with a certillcato of character from tho
chief executive of tneir citj or town, stating
that tho person named in tho certificate is of
good moral character, and tho number of
years he has been n resident of tho city or
torrn. The law should require that the cer
tillcato have threo indorsements; first, by tho
chief cf police, stating that tho person named
has not been brought before tho courts on any
criminal chargo for a period of not less than
five years, and that no charges aro now pend
ing against tho said person. Scond, by tho
chief health officer, stating that tho person
named is in good health, and that no con
tagious diseases havo been reported in his
household for a period of not less than one
year. Third, by tho chief officer of the poor,
stating that the person named has not received
any assitanco from the poor authorities for a
period of not less than five jenrs.
This certillcato should be signed by the pro
posed immigrant and witnessed by tho chief
esecutivo officer of tho town where issued as
an evidence of the applicant's ability to road
and write, and upon his arrival at tho port of
sailing the certificate suould again be signed by
the person holding it, in the presence of tho
duly accredited agent of the United States, as a
means of identification, after which it should
bo countersigned by said agent. Upon tho
immigrant's arrival in this country the immi
gration authorities should tuko urj the certill
cato of character and issue a certillcato of ad
mission, which should contain n general de
scription of the person, together with the
statements contained in the certillcato of
This certificate should bo deposited with
the board of registers located in the city or
town where the immigrant desires to locate,
and if, prior to tho expiration of the five
years' residence necessary for naturalization,
the immigrant desires to locate in still somo
other town, tho board of registers shall issue J
a permit containing an tne statements that
wero in tho original certificate of character
and tho certificate of admission. This system
once in full operation would result: Frst, in
giving U3 a oeitcr class 01 immigrants.
Second, it would mako it possible to exclude
all undesirable persons. Third, it would pre
vent illegal naturalization, as tho various cer
tificates would show the exact time the pro- I
posed had been In this country. Fourth. It
would mnko it possible for tho police authbrl
tles to keep full and complete records of nil
foreign law breakers, as each time any offense
was committed it would cause an indorse
ment to be mado on the deposited certificate
of admission. Tho certificate of admission
simply being a conditional admission an ad
mission on probation If the criminal record
became bad enough tho Immigrant could bo
forcod to return to his native country.
In tho discussion of any question relating
to tho life or welfare of any ono class of men
tho pulpit is. at tbo samo time, to keep itself
in touch witn othor classes and conditions of
life, says Bev. Dr. Newman Smyth in tho
Homilltla Review for March. In pleading for
one it is to bo carefully just to all. In dis
covering abuses tho clergy need to bo par
ticularly careful to recognize tho uses of any
economic factor, clso they will alienate where
they should mediate among men. The pulpit
Is to bo known as tho friend of labor, the
representative, in the name of the Son of
Man. of tho poor, tho oppressed and tho lost.
It has its own missionary task in rescuing tho
submerged classes. And there come times
when It must jpeak fearlessly for thoso who
cannot speak for themselves. But in all the
responsiveness of its sympathies and quick
ness of its sense of social justice it Is also to
understand tho forces which make tho world
what it is; and it is called to represent with
just judgment the rich as well as the poor,
and to hold fas. its influence with tho edu-e-ated.
It is not so to espouse any ouo class
interest as to do injustice to any other. Thero
may bo little danger of erring in the Insist
ence of the pulpit upon tho social obligations
of tho rich tho publie Christian conscienco
is becoming in this respect a clear and search
ing light but the clergy aro more exsod to
tho peril of making their preaching au unnec
essary foolishness by ill-considered utterancts
which will not command respect from close
students of economic subjects.
It is tho pro-ier office of tho pulpit to keep
before men thoso socinl truths whieh, in their
clas9 antagonisms, they nro apt to forget.
'ILo pulpit lias an important social function
to fulfill in putting into the foreground those
human relations and obligations which indus
trial competitions nro constantly pushing ialo
tho background, luo pulpit should keep
prominent In tho midst of tho discussion of
libor problems the common elements of tLo
life of men. In this resi-t tho pulpit has it
in Its pnw er to mnko for tho solution of social
questions a posltlvo contribution which Is of
no slight consequence. It can uso vv Ith ud
vantagc tho common multiples of human life,
those common interests, sentiments, obliga
tions, endeavors and hones in which the lives
of individuals nro bound together, and multi
plied by being bound together, far beyond tho
possible nmount of any individual effort or in
fluence. Still specifically, the pulpit Bhould
bo on the alert to seie and to mako tho most
of any tiling that may promoto the welfare of
any particular class in tho community.
Iurther, tho pulpit should not always bo
closed, at times it mu'-t be boldly ojiened to
tho advocacy of definite social reforms or the
rebuke of specific industrial wrongs'. De
structive work Is not tho main wqrk, indig
nation not tho constant motive power of tho
Chr.stiau ministry. God blesses tho world
by shining every day all over it. and only
occasionally sending the thunder cloud from
tho hidings of His strength. But occasion
ally some wrong whieli ono class inflicts on
another, or some evil thing which finds room
to flouri-h amid prevalent industrial meth
ods, or somo suffering which tho greed for
gain produces, will challenge the righteous
ness of the Church and demand of the pulpit
a vigorous wisdom of utterance. Tho minis
ter of Chri-t cannot hido behind his higher
religious obligations when his me-ssage 13
thus challenged bydireet violations of tho
fundamental Christian laws of society. If
recklessness of statement will destroy tho
power among men of any pulpit, so also w'll
cowardice in the prestnee of known wrong
rob it of influence among tho people. It is
not necessary to striko at tho whole social
fabric in order to hit hard a particular In
dustrial abus2. A crusade for a socialistic
dream need not be preached in order to re
form a known evil. The uses of things must
bo recognized in order to remove their
abuses, jen of economic education need
not bo alienated in tin sy mpathetie effort to
esampion somo neglected or suffering class.
When the gills of a flsli arcof -a bright color
and the eves nppcarclearit is generally fresh.
hen smelt" aro large, cut and scale them;
wash onlj v hen they do not npp"ar clean and
wipe tbeni well between two cloths.
A good codlish is known by its vvldto ilesh,
dorki-h skin and lirgo fins.
1'ish of every kind aro Ijest beforo they be
gin to spawn, and ar unfit for food for some
tiire aller they Ltv o spawned.
lied snapper is staple during the winter.
Thoy weigh from two pound upward, some
timesns uiueh m tweatj pounJs each. They
aro good either boiled or Laked.
The choi' et smelts tome from Maine and
Massachusetts. Canadian are not as good.
Hooks nnd Rending.
Of making mnnj books there is no end.
We nro now in want of an art to toach how
books are to bo read. Disraeli.
The book to read is not tho one that thinks
for you, but the one which makes vou think.
Daro to bo icnorant of many things.
B.shop Alonzo TottSr.
Wwlom is humble that he. knows no more.
"I notice thou's fond o' reading, so I
brought the'i'summnt toread." It vvaslrving's
Sketch Book. Collier.
In my study I am suro to converso with
none but wise men. i illiam A aller.
lie sure to rend no mean books. Emerson.
Books, like human souls, are actually di
vided into what may lo called sheep and
goats. Curl le.
Head not tho times; read tbo Eternities.
Reading, with me, incites to reflection.
Ilpnry Ward needier.
Heading furnishes the mind only with tho
materials ot knowledge; it is thinking that
makes what wo reid ours. Locke.
Head not to contraJlct and refute, nor to
believe end take for granted, but to weigh
and cons'der. Btcon.
Nine-tenths of our current literature has no
other end but to inveigh n traler or two out
of tha public l ocker. bchopimhauer.
A man never gets so much good out of a
book as when ho os.esses it. Arthur Helps.
Choose v our books as vou would choose
your friends and helDers. llichardson.
Have mora mindo on thy bookes than thy
baga. John Ljlv.
Tho only wealth which will not decay is
knowie Ige. Dr. Lnagford.
When founi make a nolo of. Capt. Cuttle.
m p .
On heepmg Up Appearances.
Where docs tho mon'j come from whieh
pays the high rents in this town' asks a writer
in the New York Pre3. I am not talking
now about tho flats, although somo of them
rent as high as 5,000 n jear, but between
Flftj-ntnth street nnd Broadway aro hun
dreds, even thousands, of houses which rent
for not less than $2,M0 a car, and some of
them run up as higli as $10,000. Thero" is no
doubt that tho cost of living in thh town is
greatly added to by tho i roportfon of Incomo
devoted to rent. A European calculates that
ho will devote one-Mxth of his Income to rent.
An American invariably devotes at least one
third. The difference is in tho point of view.
Most of us Jivo beyond our means, just as wo
travel flrst-closs when we're abroad. Each
man is as good, if not better, than tho other
fellow, and he feels it incumbent upon him to
maintain tho dignitv which ho has asserted
for himself. The result is not infrequently
disaster. In a community where classes do
not exist thero surely ought to bo sufficient
self-respect to livo within one's income, what
ever it may be, without sacriflcine ono jot or
tittle of one's socinl position. Tho English
know better than wo in this matter. I remem
ber once going up to London from Surrey
with a man whose guest I had been, and
whoso incomo was at least ten times my own.
I bought a flrst-class ticket, as a matter of
course. He took a second-class, as a matter
of course, and I was so ashamed of myself
that I rode up second class and slipped my
ticket into the guard's hand under cover.
A Popular Fallacy.
"You've had twenty-five years' experience
as n farmer? Well, it's pretty hard work,
isn't it?" "I thought it was till I came to
town to ran a grocery store. I'm back on the
farm ag'in. Fannin ain't work. It's
itin'." Chicago Tribune.
AT THE YARIOUS MARKETS
An Attractive and Gorgeous Display
FLOWERS PROM THE SOUTH,
The Careful Housewife Finds the Place Where
Her Honey Will last the Longet-The
Big Bays at the CentralIt is Hot Econom
ical to live Near the MarketFresh
Vegetables from Florida.
Tho markets aro especially attractive now
with their line display of tropical fruits,
strawberries, fresh vegetables from tho far
South, and their charming collection of
Spring flowers, beauty spots In tho market
house, an utmost Irresistible temptation to all
sorts and conditions of buvers. The other
morning thero was a big wooden bucket full
of long-stemmed Easter lilies standing on a
market stall that fairly glorified the place,
and besido it there wero stalls and stalls of
sweet violets, yellow tulips, hyacinths, roses,
jonquils and daffodils enough to furnish dec
orations for a hundred weddings, and al
most as many moro thousands of homes.
Almost every passing woman bought some
thing if nothing moro than a carnation pink.
Tho catablo things on other stalls looked so
very line, best sldo out with care no doubt,
but good aud of variety enough to suit all
tastes and any length of purse. And there
wero some promenaders who bought neither
fruits nor flowers, but who carried away with
them an abldlig senso of their lonell ness.
Did vou know there are seven big markets
in tho District, each n great convenience to
the peoplo near it? Capitol hill has one on
B and Seventh streets, n. o. Thero is tho 1m
menso affair at K and Fourth streets, n. w.,
over which Is the immense Convention hall.
Thero is one a! O and Seventh streets, n. vv..
and one at K and Twenty-second streets, n.
w. There is one in Georgetown on King
street, nnd last nnd biggest, there Is Center
Market. The smaller market dealers, or many
of them, also have stalls in tho Central; while
many oiners uraw mo nuiw ol tneir supplies
from the Central or the wholesale houses in
All tho markets are liberally supplied with
fruits and vegetables from the far South,
since as et it is a little too early for tho Nor
folk supplies to como In. It is not so gener
ally known that many of the finest salad) sold
In our markets, such as lettuce, cress', cucum
1ts, beets, radishes, mushrooms and the like
are grown under glass bj the garden market
farmers of Anaeostia. Mr. Fred Brjan and"
Dr. Leach, of that flue suburb, each has not
only growing plants but a new hothouse
eomlngupevery season to accommodate their
growing business. Anacostla is also the homo
of several of the prominent flower exhibitors.
There are tho oropagating gardens of Gudo
and Bros, nnd Mr. Gardner, with their glass
houses almost as big as a circus, tho first sup
plvlng to nn extent tho demand for hothouse
vegetables, and tho others flowers for tho
market and city stores, all the winterthrough.
The careful little housewife soon learns
where to go and what to buy and what sho
cin affurd to pay. Ono may spend a live-dollar
bill and not have much to show for it.
onlyaiittlevealroast.il box or two of lino
straw berrles,a talad.some fruit, a few flowers,
tomntoes, and such things out of season. It
is not so easy to spend 2 judiciously just
for tho thligs one really needs and not
for vvhi.t ono ma tnko a fancy to, because
It looks so temptinglj nice! To be a real suc
cess ut marketing one must make up her
mind beroro leaving home what is really
needed, and to say "No" to herself when the
needs nro to be supplied. There aro plenty
of buvers wLo can well afford to eat straw
berries at 50 cuts a box. nnd these nre they
whoouht to dolt! They sin grievously
when they do not eat vegetables ou of season
and fruits when they are "aluxurj!" For
these Centre Market is well supplied with
fre-h-growu feas, bean, ciulillower, egg
plant, cucumbers, teets. and other green and
toothsome stuff brought from Florida, the
Bermulas or California. People with means
eannot spend their rronev toolavishlv on
table luxuries In times like these, when other
folks have to denv themselves almost every
thing. Yes, money should oe kept in circulation.
Tho other dav a Iitt'e woman told me how
she found out that it lnot nlwajs economical
to livo too near to the market, .bhe likes to
go ,o market, sl,o savs. but she Is certain the
market men alt knot." bow to pile their vege
tables nnd arrange fruits so as to cajolo tho
last cent out of a woman's purse. SJhe has
learned that as wo nil learn cur liest remem
bered lessons bj exjerhnce.
"Igenerilly eirried a flve-dollar bill to
market with me." said she, " after we were
married, omo jears ago, intending to divide
it between tho marketing aud some little
things which a woman is always needing
about the ho-so or for herself. I would go
through Centre MarLet (we lived on tlgLfh
street not far upi and I bought whatever
pleased my finey, whether it was in or oat of
season, nnd consequently I was often com
pelled to go home vvitli a basket full, and not
a nickel leit for tho little things!
Tom ami I would talk it over sometimes
of evenings, and how much moro it cost to
keep houso than we had any idea of before
we vvera marnel. He would sij :
"'Something must be wrong about our
way of doing thing-, and weirust mako an
effort to do better, ev en if we have to make a
chtngo of soma sort in our wcj of living.'
"Wo finally dcci Jed wo would buy a little
place, for it seemed to us that wo had been
eating up our surplus after our rent and
montn'o expense- bad been paid, und we
certain'y must have made wrong calcula
tions, if vve made any, and Tom said: 'If wo
shoald move fcrther out nnd had a big yard
we might havo a little garden by and by, and
then vegetables, and after awhile grape
vines and fruit trees of our own, and keep a
"We had enough to make a first pajment.
and wo choso a placo so far out I could not
go to market but once a week. Suro enough,
I foui-d out tt at I had been a most cvtrava
gant bujer. I soon found that by being carc
lul and pajing cash I could do almost us well
buving at tho corner grocers; and as lor
loin, ho brought home just what I told him
to now. and no more. Each morning I mado
a memorandum for him of the ''must-haves,"
just tho things wo needed. You see wo b und,
on comparing notes, iio also had I ought a lot
or things we did not need, just because they
pleased his fancy. Thus we gradually learned
to go eheenully without things wo onco
thought we couldn't live without at all
Wo had to do it to meet our monthly
pa ments, our taxes, gas bills and water rent.
But we pulled through. After awhile wo
seemed to livo ju't as well as when wo had no
plins. nothing t como round to with regu
larity, just as well as when I went to mirket
with a live-dollar bill and bought ro.lstsof
beef nnd veal so big wo couldnt eat them
Just because they were the "choicest cuts."
Wo do not eat porterhouse steaks or things
out of season now for cvervdny fare. Tor
onoth'ng learned Is, nothing is ever quite
so really good out of season as it is
ripened nccording to nature's own plan. Be
sides. I long ago learned how to select
other choice pieces of meat, and to look out
for good bargains.
"On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
it is 'big market da' at tho Central. Tbcw
aro tho best days ta go, for tbo countrymen
and old mammies, with bunches ot herbs,
country eggs, cottage cheese, and vegetables
of tneir own growing, giv o a careful buyer
nmplo opportunities to pick out good bargains
almost at one's own price. Ono has to live
and learn even how to go to market. Tom
says wo began to prosper w hen I quit mar
keting regularly, but I say we began to pros
per when we both learned that jou cannot
spend Our dollar but once, and to divide
your weekly wages up so as to cover just what
you can afford, with a sir a' I margin left over.
We never havo economized on our needs, but
draw the lino on our wants. Now. when work
is dull or ono of tho children has the measles,
wo aro not worried to denth about our living
or the doctor's bill. Wo own our house, and
Tom has a snug little bank account to draw
A Circumspect Robber.
First footpad "W'y didn't yer rob that
feller that just passed?"
Second footpad "He don't look like a law
First footpad What difference does that
Second footpad "I'm afraid he carries a
gun. New York Weekly..
MILLINERY k IMPS
Of course. Millinery b uppermost In your mind, and It is our trump card.
We've the nneststect of Trimmed and Untrlmmed Hats south of XowYork
even our competitors admit that, and we ore and havo been for many years
THE ONLY HOUSE IN WASHINGTON IMPOKTfNG DIItECT FP.OM PARIS.
Tho most beautiful "headgear" tho world's millinery celebrities could produco
are hero. W raps Wraps Wraps who sells moro of them than wo who
sells 'em cheaper?
At a safe estimate wo sell Jnst about twice as many Wraps as our largest
competitors and S5 percent lower than any competitor in Washington.
75c. Jet Bandeaux, 29c.
25c. Jet Aigrettes, 9c.
Special lot of this Spring's Latest Styles
In '.miles' Trimmed Hats, black and
colors, lace and Jet trimmed.
$5 value, only 53.98.
Largo assortment of Ladies', Misses',
and Cbildren s Stntr Hats, In black and
fancy colors, plain and lace effects,
59c value, only 38c.
4-In. Novelty Iilbbon, moire center,
with satin and fancy effects. 8 different
desiims, spring shades. Sold by others
at Sic. yard. To create a little excite
ment 23c. value, only I4c.
i" Please say you saw these
812-814 SEVENTH STREET NORTHWEST.
A YOMAN'S ADYENTURE.
In tho woods of the upper Skagit, the great
logging river of Puget Sound, Mrs. Tan Fleet
lived a happy life with her husband and chil
dren. Sho was fond of flowers, and tho httlo
clearing her bushy-bearded husband had
mado in the midst ot the tall firs and cedars
was brightened by her garden, in which roses
luxuriated and pansies bloomed until tho
January frosts locked up the fountains of the
earth and cleared tbo sky of its winter
clouds, bhe was fond of chickens, and her
good gardens wero cabbages headed twicj
and tomato vines covered tho earth were in
danger of ruin from the trim littlo brown leg
horn hens and their line showy lords, that
mock the game chiekens in all but their cour
age. All the valley sent to her for settings
for their chickens, and many a quiet wedding
in a simple farm house was brightened by her
There was no neighbor with in half a milo to
disturb her gardens or impound her hens for
trespass. The new highway which her hus
band had opened as road supervisor, tho
great dispenser of frontier patronage, passed
by her clearing, bat no stragglers from tho
column of immigration ever invaded her hen
roosts. The nitivo Indians? Siwashes. as
they delight to bo called in their language of
trade, aro honest on their own river. It is
only in an eneni 's country that stealing is
legalized in their savage code. It is a war
There would seem to bo nothing to disturb
Mrs. Van Tlset In her e-thetic devotion lo
the cultivation of tho beautiful in plants nud
the improvement of the breed in chicken.
But men aro not one's only enemies in a new
country. Her .chickens were gradually dis
appearing, and, do whit she could, the" lo-s
of life continued. A high-banded seizure in
broad day created such a disturbance that in
vestigation was made and the imprint of the
claws of a panther was found in the soft
mold of tho garden. There was ono conso
lation in knoving tho size of tho enemy.
Neither the large cougar nor the email skunk
was the depredator. The bear was not to bo
The panther was a provoking animal. He
paid no attention to traps. If the hen-house
was secured and could not be broken into at
night, ho made his ns-aultin da light. If
dogs and guns were made ready fbr him, ho
vis ted some distant portion of his flock,
Throughout it all his own plans npver seemed
disturbed by the ingenuitv'of his foes.
Ono morning Mr. Van Fleet went down to
the lower ena of his di-tnet to see that somo
road work was well done. 2ow, Mrs. Van
Tleet did not go with him. Women wero not
compelled to work tho roads, though the new
laws of tho territory allowed them to vote.
The legislators were wiso men to exempt
women from personal tax. Itwould be a bad
plan to tax women out when everybody said
there were not half enough women in.
Ono diy, ns Mrs. Van Fleet was busy in tho
house, the chickens began to scream in a wav
that showed that it wa- no hawk that was the
assollaat, Mrs. Van Tleet rushed to tho door.
There the panthercrouched against the fence,
his yellow eat ecs gleaming and his teeth
grinning for h.s prey. All the wrongdoing
of the season Unshed into her mind, and Sirs.
Van Fleet s wrath was enkindled not a little.
She dashed into the house, took down her
husband's rillc. and running out cooled her
Ire a moment whilo her eye glanced along the
barrel into tho eves of the hungry beast. Tho
report of the gun flrst, woke her to the con
sciousness of her own danger. At tho shot
tho panther leaped forward and lay motion
less upon tho ground. Then tho woman as
serted itelf. Trembling, sho reloaded her
rifle, called her son, a twelve-jcnr old, and
sent him off to her neighbor's for assistance.
When neighbor Bepson arrived sho marched
under his protection to look at tho panther
she had killed.
Dead it was. andjnow its dressed hido is an
ornament In the frontier cabin, and Mrs Van
Fleet laughs as hejr husband tells how sho
fearlessly slot the) living panther, but was
afraid to look at ltj lifeless body.
' War. C. Ewino.
Women rt lio Wear Trousers.
In Canada pcrbjaps 10,000 women wear
trousers during tho winter of course with
the skirt. In this country tho popularity of
tho masculine garment is growing with re
markable rapidity. Tho trousers are now,
and have been for years, in use for horseback
riding. The fencing costumes, also trouseis,
are worn without the skirt, and in tho gym
nasiums of the fashlonnblu boarding schools
for voung ladies trousers are worn exclusively
and" vv'th excellent effect and comfort. In
Europe for tho past two years Turkish
trousers 'are worn by fashionablo women for
climbing the mountains. The same arc worn in
tho Scotch Highlands by English women. Tho
bathing dress 6hovvs marked signs of follow
ing the general movement. At the French re
sorts the most fashionable ladies appear with
tho close-fitting bathing suits, with kneo
trousers, leaving the skirt off entirely.
cvcr Cross' kaminc a Woman.
"Let ma give yrfa my dying advice," said
Itufus Choate, "never cross-examino a woman.
It is of no use. Tney can not disintegrate the
story they havo once told; they can not elim
inate the part that Is (or you from that which
is against you. They can noither combine,
nor shade, nor qualify. They go for the wholo
thing, and tho moment you begin to cross- j
by a single rattlesnake, you aro bitten by a
wholo barrelfulL I never, excepting in a caso
absolutely desperatq, dared to cross-examine
.......... wuv W H.WU, U.t-UU u. UV..UH .........
Ladles' All-wool Cloth Cape?, trimmed
with three rows of lace Inserting, fulled
ruffle around collar, tan, black and naTa
handsomoly braid trimmed,
S5 value, only S3J98.
Misses' and Children's Reefers, sizes 4
to 14 years, navy bine and tan, nnlshed
with sailor collar, gilt buttons and gilt
SI.48 value, only 98c.
Ladles' Fino Clay Diagonal Keefers.
full satin lined, finished with large pearl
buttons, large reveres,
57.50 value, only 55.98.
Ladies' 5-hook FosterKId Gloves, as
sorted grays, modes, tans and black.
Also email lot of Lambskin BlarriU
Also lot of 4-but. Dress Kid Gloves.
51.25 value, only 68c.
items advertised In "The Tunes.''1 J "
At Craig &. Harding's.
3It.rk these wonlsl Yqa will ,
nererbuf Furniture cheaper: than
now. Tho reasons are iuanj ,hut
tho principal one Is. that the panic
of last fall caused a number "Ct
I urnlture Factories to shutdown,
and forced them to sell their stock ,
beloTrcotof matinp. We made ,
heavr purchases irom a number
of thes factories; lience can quote
prices -which Just represent cost
of manufacture Thi factories ,
npw starting must mate a profit;
hence prices Kill be higher when
we buy later. For your own good
we tell you that this is the best
time in the history of the country
to lay in a supply of furniture.
One of our most Judicious pur
chases was two
Car Loads of
which permits of our offering
them to you at about the same
prices other furniture stores pay
at wholesale Here is theAtorf;
Uuat 51 j 30 Chamber Suites. iilsO
Usual SU.W Chamber Snttys.Sr.SO
Usual fS 00 Chamber Striies, Sir'
Usual 00 Chamber3ultes,n0
Usual K5. 00 Chamber Suites, 5S11
. cheval glass ciiAJHrERgrrrEa,..
. Usual$SU.OOChamlierFUItes,ilot ..
. UualJ.Ti) 00 Chamber Suites, 2iOJ ..
. UsuaIW.00ChamberSnites,F-5.CO .,
In addition to the above we are ..
. showing a hundred or more," pat- ...
. terns in Chamber Suites of lm, ..
. Oik, iliple, Natural and Curly ..
. Ulrch, Sycamore, rrima. Vera or ..
. White Jlahocany. lied Mahogany, ..
. Jta, from liW to 300.
CORNER 13th AND F STS.
"TOWN TOPICS" CONVERSATIONS.
Traveler (at crowded hotel) Ho w much do
I ovvo you? What's my bill.'
Clerk Let me ee, yonr room was
Traveler But I didn't have any room. I
slept on tho billiard table.
Clerk Ah, well, then seventy cents nn
Camille Walter, what would you do if I
were to die?
Walter Bury you, my love!
Ton Sniffers I hear you were carried away
with 3Ii-3 Higbfly Iat night.
Do Jlush Xo, I think not. If I remember
rightly, they took Mis Highfiy out 'Ut alter
tho sauterno and I am positive I am positive I
was thero at the champagne.
Lulu I like a saucy story' Hoi too risque,
Celia How do you know; where to draw
Lulu When I see tha men beginning to
Agnes Charlio and I would Tiave been
married long ago but for our relations.
Diana Indeed! hat aro your relation to
To Jlakc nn Easter Cake.
Squeezo out all tho juice of a lemon and
also of an orange into separate cups and set
them aside. Tako four fresh eggs and sepa
rntowbitesfromtheyolks. Measure two even
cups full of powdered sugar, put them in tho
mixing bowl with tho yolks of tho eggs, and
beat until they look quite light.colored. Beat
tho whites on a plate until stiff. Tako ono
cup of new milk, ono cup o .butter, and beat
into tho yolks until smooth, add the milk and
one-half the whites of tho eggs. Then
lastly put In three even cups full of thoroughly
sifted flour, into which two oven teaspoons
lull of Iiojnl baking powder are stirred.
Lastly stir in thu juice of the lemon, bako in
well-buttered jelly tins In a quick oven, being
careful to put just the same amount into each
tin. For a filling heat a teacup full ot new
milk and work into it one spoonful ot corn
starch and as much sugar as it will tako up.
After the orange juice is added, add one-half
of tho remainder of the whites of tho eggs.
When it is like rich pasta spread between tha
laj ers of tho cake. Use thu remainder of tho
whites of tho eggs for an icing. To mako
this, add to it, spoonful by spoonful, as mucu
powdered sugar as It will take up.. Then
. spread over tho top, nrter the cake has stood
fifteen minutes to cool. This makesadeli-
t IM 1- IUII II, IL. II,HIII
1 cole, delicious, and inexDensivo cake.
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