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THE WASHESTGTOitf TIMES, SinsmAT, OCTOBER 21, 1894.
Against ready-to-wear garments has cost some men
many unnecessar dollars. Don't let it cost you any,
but come in HERE and see what choice, well-made, fash
ionable garments we can sell you, and how easily you
can be fitted, and its dollars to cents that you'll say good
by to the custom shops.
There is specially good value in our rough blue and
black cheviot suits at
More than any one else in town gives 3ou at that' price,
In fact, we have seen some $20 ones bought elsewhere
that were not as good. Examine them and. see for your
self. That's a great deal better than reading about them.
RobinsoaChery & Co
To Our Spread
Full Size Spreads,
Worth 80c. For 69c.
1 1-4. Spreads,
1 -A Crsm'f Mlrnlllnr
Worth Sl.40. For SI. 15
1 1-4 Spreads.Marsellles '
Worth S1.50. For $1.25
Fine Quality Marseilles
Worth S2.50. For S2.00
Extra Fine Marseilles
Worth $3.50. For 2.50
This time of the year
these ought to urge your
coming in a hnny. It
requires nerve to reduce
the prices on already
"Marked low'' goods, par
ticularly -when seasona
ble. fi.u.iuuui.i w yiui
420, 422, 424, 426 7th St
An Easy and g
Efficient Method j
To Cure Rupture.
ffe use snob a one the Robert's !
process, the process which has done for
Henna what I'a&teur did for hydro- I
jifaobia TIm cure is absolute per- j
xnaueut No knife is used in the j
treatment. o nam suffered. No in
convenience f xperH-nced. Consult us j
about it. Don't let want of money
aeier you. see us anyway.
608 I3th St. NW.
l Pardon Us
a For asking you a pomt
m ed personal question but
$ don't vou need some
I CARPETS DRAPER-
IES STOVES, ETC?
a and have you the read?-
money to spare to pay
a cash for what your incli
m nation may I ead 3rou to se
& lect? You are -welcome
to all the credit you want
Equitable Credit System
Gives it to you on the
most liberal terms. You ft
virtually pay what you ft
please when 3'ou please, t
All we ask to know is
when to expect it week- $
ly or monthly and what f
the amount vill be.
A promise gets posses- f
sion. That's all the se- f
curity we ask.
HODSE & HERRMAM,
917, 919, 92! and
923 7th St.
636 Mass. Ave.
DO YOU WAHT A WATCH?!
, . ,-.. . ' i
Then te AKEK, tho watchmaker, leforo ;
fcuyiaS etaewhere. JS07PbuK.W.
i anQmfrfrfi & urn
You up-town fellows are the
ones we particularly wish to
reach. The notion we're too
far awayget rid of at once.
Dollars in 3'our pocket at the
end of yovir car ride down here.
Hint $7.50 lone cut Kereey OVERCOAT is
tho "clincher' to the above statement.
Our filar specialties liouj;n nro tho
In every popular fabric ovory recognized
fiibiitoaable cut Flttinc to your figure
and tailored in that fashion peculiar only
to the hth-at prado suits. Choice of Cuta
waysImperial or Dovetail cut.
SACKS tho poDular LoiiBon long cnt.
THESE SI ITS E" O L Alt AN TEE not the
stereotyped "buncombe"' sort of guarantee
etttier but one honestly Jcpt to If they
don't satisfy, your money still belongs to
Cor. Sth and I S. E.
Watch and Wait.
1 It Trill jay yon. In ten dave one of tho prot
j tlest sub-divisions around Washington will be
1 put on -ale at 'luredo. Only a few minutes'
ride from the city. Mat ion on tho grounds
! Lots J.w and upward. Particulars at offlce, 623
F st. nw. it
On a second thought we aro NOT V
? alone for we aro busy selling fciiits and GJ
Overcoats. We started to say tfcat we V
furl' alone in our jir.tticular held ours is Q
the only 8 ore in asbinpton where you V
f-au buy tailor-made garments at less
than "rfadj-madt-" jries. Two nun- v
tired tailors in twenty eiuoa of the Union S
contribute to our Steele V
l Take an I
for instance; it was made by a first-class
tailor lor a man who had 'wheol" in
his head didn't hans Just to stilt hira
the tailor made him another ratfior than
lose his j atronnge nd the coat is sent
to us to s.-lL Sune way with suits wo
Bet 'em o-.ery day by express come in
and ,try oue on.
j Clothing Co.,
941 Pa. Ave. N.W. 9
Between 9th and 10th Sts- a
Don't spend a cent, but wait until you have road
our extraordinary offer in suburban lots at
Tuxodo. adjacent 'o Washington (station on
grounds', f-r $50 and up. on easy terms Call
tor ciri ulnrs and get in on the ground floor. KJ3
l'st n. w. it
THE HAJtDEST THE 15EST.
MADE OB l'UkESPlJIMJ WATER.
Telephone 14. Offico U2i Fsl air.
STEAM CAR DOXT'S.
Don't aspect that the unsophisticated sen
llemaR who does essay lo raise the window
will succeed in doing so; that is to say, if he
uu not . moaera iercu:os.
Don't think Uiat everybody is admiring-you
and is silently praying that nil manner of
blessings may fall upon you merelv because
yoo have left the door wide open, letting in
a aero atmosphere, mingled with tho foul
odors wnich come from the smoking car.
Don't, especially if you happen to be lame
or a lady, seek the platform Ave or ten min
utes before the train reaches tho station, not
for the purpose of alighting at tho enrliest
opportunity, but of briucing wicked thoughts
to the minds of tho impatient ones whose
progress you stay.
Don't hit everybody in tho seats as ypu
rush through the aisles. Shoulder-hitting is
very well in its way, but it is best confined to
the prize ring, where it properly belongs.
Don't look over your neighbor'k shoulder,
no matter how much you may bo interested
intho contents of his newspaper. No doubt
he would gladly buy you a paper, should you
inform him of your inability to buy one your-
wu. .uobiou xransenpt.
Sergt, lerry, has returned home from an ox-
tended visit to Dr. E. Terry, of EussoUville
1 & J JLflS
A CRUMBLING COURT HOUSE
In Addition It Is Badly Ventilated
and l'oorly Divided.
WHAT THOSE WHO USE IT SAY
They Are Looking Forward EzpoctanUy
to tho Promised New Quarters Some
Priceless Troasures Stored iu the Old
Building George Washington's Will.
The shabbiest publio building in Washing
ton Jb tho courthouso on D street, facing Four-and-a-half.
It was planned eighty yenrs ago,
and the improvements on the original dosign
have not at all remedied the defects incident
to the condition of physical and sanitary sci
ence at that day.
Tho foundation of the original building was
laid in 1820, so far as can now bo learned. A
structure was erected for the accommodation
of the courts of that timo which served its
purpose reasonably well. Very little more was
done till 1852, when the building which did
service with very little chango for Uajrty years
This wn9 what most who have kSown any
thing of the place for tho last ten years have
called tho "old courthouse." In 1881, upon
strong representations showing tho cramped
and unsatisfactory conditions under which
tho business of the courts was conducted,
Congress wns induced to make nn appropria
tion for ua extension of the building, and tho
new part of tho structuro was put up in the
Tho original appropriation for tho addltio n
was 8117,000. The plans were mndo for tuo
construction of a fire-proof building. -When
the walls had gone up one story it was found
that tho appropriation was altogether insuf
ficient to complete the work as planned and
that it would not bo vos3iblo to make tho
place lire-proof under any plans devisable, as
u continuation upon tho foundation Inid and
at the same time to make any provision for
tuo transaction ot public business.
Application was made to the Secretary of
tho Interior for leave to go on with tho build
ing as originally planned and crente a defi
ciency, rolying upon tho next Congress to
mnko it good, but his permission was denied
and hampered by the niggardliness which, as
a complement for reckless extravagance hns
spoiled its full half of bad government work,
the addition was completed as it stands to
day. Tho first story is solid and good, fire
proof if it stood ulone, but entirely at tho
inerey of the flames as connected with tho
rest of tho structure.
As a wuole, up to date tho edifice is about
as unsatisfactory as it could be. So far as
architectural effect is concerned it is not so
bad, but when the visitor come- close enough
to tee its shoddy make-upjhe is disillusionized,
if not disgusted. Tho majestic stone columns
are found to be crumbling at the base. And
the entire building except n small part of tho
addition of 13S2 is found to be made of brick
covered with stucco. Tho old part has a
damp, close, dark basement, in which the gas
must be kept constantly lighted iu order to be
able to get about.
One portion of it is used for repair shops,
and another part for the confinement of pris
oners who nro immediately on trial. Other
parts aro used for engine rooms and still
otiiers, and theso are the best lighted and
ventilated, aro used for tho offices of tho re
corder of deeds, tho register of wills, and for
tho storage of papers belonging to tho su-
Erorao's clerk's ofllce, which aro not likoly to
o immediately wanted. It is fondly hoped
that theso valuable documents will in caso
of flro escape destruction; but competent
authorities say that a buildiugjiot nil lire
proof is not at all fireproof; and while theso
rooms were begun under plans fo? a fireproof
structuro, tho lire which would burn tho
upper floors would destroy chairs, tables,
desks, shelves, and, of courso, tho papers
upon tho shelves.
Tho gravity of tho menaco to tho public
good involved in this condition is better ap
preciated when it is stated that, in addition to
tho will of President Washington and other
papers priceless as relies.tho records of trans
fers of real estate and the wills upon which
possession of many millions of property do
pends aro stored hero.
The building is occupied by eight courts,
with their clerks' offices, by the United Stntes
marshal and his deputies, by tho United
btates District attorney and his assistants, by
tho auditor of the supreme court, the surveyor
with his records (and it may bo mentioned
that ho has all his valuable books and maps
in the old and wholly non-flroproof part), by
the register of wills and the recorder of deeds.
Thero is not an efovntorin,tbe building. It
has not n decent lavatory or closet nceossibla
to tho lawyers who regularly practice thoro.
The plumbing throughout i3 of a kind now
wholly out of date.
TLAXS ALBEADT DBAWX.
Under thi3 stato of affairs it is not singular
that tho judges, clerks, lawyers, and citizens
who hnvo business at tho courthouso unito
with tho Commissioners of tho District and
their corps of assistants in tho desiro that a
new municipal building shall bo erected at as
early a date as possible. Tho matter was put
before tho District committee of the House
last session, and tho plans for a new building
have been drawn ana widely discussed.
The latest drawings aro those of 3Ir. A. 0.
von Herbulist, an architect and civil engineer
in the ofllce of the superintendent of sowers
at tno District building. Thpse plaus have
been approved by tho District Commissioners
and informally by tho judges of tho supremo
court. Tho sito is to bo just back of and in
eluding tho new part of the present court
house. It will faco D street at Four-and-a-half,
as the present structuro docs, and will
have the courts and clerks' offices at tho cast
end and the Commissioners and their adjuncts
at the wost end. It will bo entirely fireproof,
and the estimated cost is 5-2,500,000. Thi3
sum is moderate as compared with the cost of
similar buildings in cities of the same and
smaller size throughout the country.
A Times' reporter has talked with a number
of those interested. Chief Justico Biugham,
of tho supremo court, said: "I am rather in
favor of a separate building for the courts
and their clerks and affiliated offices. I
think that would be better than to put us iu
tho same building with tho District Commis
sioner?. Judge Colo said: "It is of great importance
thnt part of any new building should be fin
ished before wo aro callod upon to move from
here. AVo aro all agreed upon that in our dis
cussions of tho subject. Anything else, any
attempt to rent a building outside and movo
into it. would bo destructive, would interfere
very materially, and render tho proper trans
action of tho business of tho courts almost
impossible. AVo like tho plans sent down
from the Commissioners for two buildings.ono
for tho courts and one for tho Commsssioners,
with a connecting part whero this building
stands. That would not disturb us hero till
tho new house was ready for us.''
M. J. Colbert, of tho law firm of Hamilton
ifc Colbert, said: "A new building is certainly
very much nueded. The main part especially
is old and ill adapted to its uses. Tho offices
in tho basement aro not lit to do business in.
Yet they have down thero 1,800 to l,S0O valu
able land records. If thoy should bo de
stroyed it would bo an irreparable loss. You
remember tho Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed
their records, and now it costs about .$200 to
havo a titlo examined. The recorder's ofllce,
too, came near cntching fire about a month
ago. Then there's the office of the register
of wills, on tho same floor, which is ill
adapted to its Durposo, and tho documents
thoro are constantly in danger from lire. I
havo suffered little personal iucovenieneo.
but that is owing to good management by tho
Eov. "William Burt, D. D.. of Itome, Italy, is
to bo tho guest of Col. and Mrs. Caldwell, No.
1759 Q street northwest, while in this city.
Tickles tho tongue, pleases the patato,
hriKhtens tho Intellect Val. Jilata "Wiener''
Save Nine Dollars
Cut out tho below coupon and present on Monday or Tuesday.
t BREAD COUPON, ( ,
t WORTH 25 CENTS. ?
V Owing to the arbitrary manner in which tho V
Q popular and Just demand of the people for 0
gj bread at a ronsonnblo price has beon mot by I '
y tho bakera, I have decided to do my own baking, V
and thereby save 9 a barrel on oach barrel of Q
f q flour used I
V " Worth 25a on the purchase of ono barrel of Y
I , JOHNSTON'S, 729 7th St. I
Whon you pay 5 cents a loaf for broad you are paying $12.50 for each barrel of
flour you use.
COUNT IT UP YOURSELF, a barrel of flour makes 250 loaves.
Electric Light (Best Family Flour) 53.25 Bbl
Lily Minnesota (Best Pat. Flour) 4.25 Bbl
7 cukes Star Soap 25c
3 Bottles Largest Bumford's Yeast Powder 25c
3 packages Quaker Oats 25c
Best Mixed Tea, per pound ". ' 50c
Java and Mocha Coffeo, per pound 30c
Count Up What Yon Save,
Sack Squirrel Brand Cornmeal ." 77.777. "7- 15c
Mutches (Blue Hen), per dozen 14c
2 pounds Best Mixed Cakes 25c
3 pounds Choice Mixed Candy 25c
4. pounds Large Fancy ltico 25c
C pounds Large Lump Starch 25c
3 Cans Eagle Brand Milk 4Sc
2 enns Baby Brand Milk (best for infants) 25c
Wilbur's Cocoa, per can 20c
G cans Sardines, now. 25c
3 Large Mustard Sardines 25c
3 pounds Lard, (looso) 25c
2 lbs. Xew California Apricots 25c
2 lbs. Jcw California Poaches 25c
21bs. Now Prunelles 25c
3 lbs. Largo .New Prunes 25c
3 lbs. Baisins 25c
3 lbs. Currants 25c
2 lbs. Loudon Layer (bunch) Bnlsins ; 25c
Baltimore Sugar-cured Shoulder, per pound gc
Choicest Baltimore Sugar-cured Hams 12c
3 lba. Oyster Crackers 25c
White Drip Syrup, per gal 45C
Choicest NcvTOrleans Molasses, per gal. t 4gc
3 largo bottles Lemon or Vanilla .-. 25c
C lbs. Boiled Oats 25c
Largo, Smooth Potatoes, per bushel 750
51bs. Codfish ; 25c
UyiyU Up Iff elm ally duUa
THE JOHNSTON COMPANY. Telephone 816
For the Trade
Wo aro not strangers you know us know that wo aro always straining every
effort to merit your patronage forcing down prices and using tho most liberal
methods so as to bring elegnnco and comfort to all within OUB reach this Fall wo
havo outdone nil previous records. Never beforo have wo had such good values to
show you. We submit a few specimen quotations, but you must seo the goods to
appreciate the prices. Bemember, wo nro manufacturers, and whilo others may
oiler tho same prices, THEY CANNOT OFFER EQUAL QUALITIES for the prices
Regent cut Suit in genuine all-wool
Clay Worsteds and Rough Cheviot. As a
learder we will offer these for two days at
If theso Salts can bo duplicatod else
where lor less than 615.00 your money
will bo refunded.
Three-button long-cut single or double
breasted Sack Suits, same grade goods as
above guaranteed tho best value ever
offered in this city for tho price fullv
worth $15.00. Our price,
Suits and Overcoats.
This department hns never been better
supplied with PLAY, SCHOOL and
DRESS SUITS. Making Boys' Clothing
is one thing nono excel us in. Our prices
nro quite ns low as you pay for common
and unwarranted goods. Wo havo a thou
sand styles to select from, at prices rang
ing from S1.00 to 810.00 each a guar
anteed saving of 33, per cent. -
Ono Special lot
Children's Combination Suits
(1 to 10 yoars).
With an extra pair ot Pants
and a Cap to match, for
The New York Clothing House
311 SEVENTH ST. NW.
Coal is the finest mined JC
burns freely even in tho poorest y
draughts burns up clean no A
wabte. Gives moro heat than y
any other coal. Lay it away be- A
foro tho "riso" in prices. Deliv- y
erod any whore anytime. A
I ARTHUR B. SMITH, v
V 4TII AXD I STS. K. E. 1 V
A 31 ASS. AVE. and i? STS. .ix 'l'nono lUu. A
Y STH ASH K STS. X. W. ) V
O -S O O -O B O- - G3
There May Be
Other Gas Lamps a
ra but none is so noar perfection X
V ns tho Siemcns-Lungren. Ko w
i other lamp gives as much light A
V or burns tho ens as perfectly. If W
Q you aro makiug any changes in A
V your storo or offico this soason W
Q let one of thorn bo to put in a tx
V Only at y
Gas Appliance Exchange, Q
9 1428 N. Y.Ave. $
WILLIAM. MUIltHEAD, 1528
Fourteenth stroot northwest.
I3rnnch ofllco and yard, 2100 D
street northwest. 'Phono H09.
November 21, 22, 23.
Wo havo many surprises for you, but
here's ono in particular a regular
craaker-jack Here it is a Blue or Black
Melton, single or doublo-breasted over
coatwell lined, sewed with silk same
as is being sold elsewhere for $12 to $15,
and were it not that wo'ro manufacturers'
wo couldn't sell them for less. Our price
for two days only,
For $10 we offer overcoats In Kerseys
Carr's Melton in Bluo, Black, and Dahlia,
silk velvj collar, or collar mado of same
material ns garment fully worth $20.
For S15 wo offer genuino Pool Over
coals or Paddock in Blue. Black, or Gray,
lined with Skinner's pure silk or Bedford
cord lining. Every way equal to the best
merchant tailor work. Would bo cheap
at $35. Our price only,
1 FAIR PANTS extra.
ason & Hamlin
Have attained the highest excel
lence and are Known and justly
celebrated throughout the civil
ized world. Prices and terms
reasonable. On exhibition and
for sale at the agency, No. 937
Pennsylvania avenue, near Tenth
Hsm r n i ip n nn
rrn r, ciLia & uu,
For Joy. Fcr wo will off or jnu In a few days
some of the hoicea' building sites ovo placed
ou sale at $30 and upwards, at beautiful Tux
edo, adjacent to Washington. Station on prop
erty. Wait and see theso or you will bo sorry
J for It Circulars at office, (S3 1' st. aw.
Begs to announce his return from Europe, where
he has spent the last two months in London,
Paris, Vienna, and Berlin in purchasing novelties
in glass and sterling silverware, suitable for wed
ding, birthday, and Christmas presents. These
goods are now passing through the custom-house
and will shortly be placed on exhibition. We in
vite an inspection of this magnificent stock. The
articles shown can. be obtained only of us, and
prices will be found extremely moderate.
Moore & Ledin
09 Pennsylvania Ave.
A n O
Howard, Packard & Co.
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Such good things don't come In your way Tery often nor In oars, ith&
It was one of our -lucky hits" in ewlTork last weefc" at tfce great as
signee Sale of Howard, Packard & Co.
600 Children's Suits, strictly all-wool
Scotch Goods Double Seat and Double
Knees. Howard. Packard & Co.'s price,
55 00. Our pr.ee, $2.40.
1.000 Suits, mised lot for boys from 4 to
15 years, in Cheviots. Cassimeres, Worsteds,
and Tweeds. Choice of any of these. SS. 86.
DCO Boys' Suits, 4 to -0 years, stylish long
cut Sacks, Silk stitched edges, very nobby.
Howard, Packard & Ca's price, $10. Our
MUX'S SUITS AND OVERCOATS
14 styles Men's Suits, worth S9, for S5.
ICO Men's Suits, In Sacks and Frocks, worth,
Cor. 9th and
Unparalleled in the History of Washington.
It's plain to seo tbat the men of Washington, are a3 anzloo3 to seeaxe
their clothing at the prices wa nre selHnf; k for. &3 we are to get aoaey
for It. Never before have such crowds attended a sale of clothing were
busy all day almost all night and no wonder such bargains will never
be duplicated, notwithstanding the fact that nearly every garment ia
selling at nn actual loss to ns.
WE THANK YOU
For the kind and generous response to our call, for as we have previ
ously stated 3Ir. Price, who retires, must have his division of the stoek.
IN CASH on November 13. The time is short and the amount of money
to bo raised is large AVE MUST HUSTLE, bntrith such a mammoth
stock as ours, and at such suicidal prices as we have marked each and
everv garment, the task will be lightened, and we hope that the snm will
be raied. Don't buy nntil you've inspected our stock. We've got the
finest variety of suits" and overcoat ever shown in this city and they
must go, nomatter what the sacrifice. Come and see us.
803 Pennsylvania Avenue
Union 10 Per
TJR prices on the
mings in the garments,
our fits, all "give away"
the fact that we mean
small profits, but a big
business. Call and get
Made to Order
3'our share of
Can be secured in tho very choicest of building
sitos around 'Washington if you will wait for a
few days, as beautiful Tuxedo (station on
exounds), adjacent to Wasbinctcn, will then be
ready. Lots, $0 and up, on easy terms. Wait
it wilt pay you. Particulars at omce.KS r stnw.
About Your Watch!
You ought to be almost as careful of your
watch, as you aro 01 your health. When
it c;et8 out of repair lake your watch tu
an oxpert" you wouldn't co to a
"qnack" physician if your life depended
upontho attention you were to cet. 'Vie
repair and insure your watch for a year.
Geo. W. Spier, 310 9fch St.
Just above tho Avenue.
800 Xen's Salts, all styles, worth $28, for
100 Men's Overcoats, .fashionable length,
worth 10, for $5.
300 Men's Overcoats, fine material, ele
gantly trimmed, worth 915, for 7 SQL
16 Htylee Mfina Orercoate, ery nobby,
worth $13, for SIC
Several hundred pairs newest bair lln
trousers, patent button and seccred seams,
worth $3.50. Onr price, S.
Hundreds of choice patterns of treosers oat
of the great bankrupt stock of Howard,
Packard Jb Co. that are worth 4,5 150 a pair.
Onr special Talne, 450.
E Sts. N. W.
.fet to Order
1 The Belford, I
617, 619, 621 I3th St. N. W.
Luncheon from 12 to 3:30, 26c.
Dinner from 5 to 7, with ptet
line claret, 50e. Table board,
including lunch, $20 per
CSTEverytbing fe cooked and
served in first-class style. Sep
arate cafe for ladies.
I John H. Stewart, Manager,
ttjt &) sr n
DCKU & LUo