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gamed and given bring retailing to the threshold of wholesaling
-Our Argus eyes seek out the golden opportunities-
Our nimble dollars seize the advantage and quickly turn it to the -profit of out
petrous the people
Bargains are the scions of our enterprise such honest worthftil bargains as satisfy the popular appetite and deeper root your confidence in us These are bargains that will lash ripples
into waves of enthusiasm These are bargains that will cut the purse-strings and crowd the store These are bargains because they are under-priced values because they are timely answers to the demand
ing calls of 3-our necessities.
TEE WASBTtfGTOiN- TIMES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3U 1S94.
FAITHFUL TO EACH OTHER
Happf Kcmhiob of Husband and Wife
After Twenty Years.
ROMANCE OF TWO CONTINENTS
He Was hipwreoked and TTpen Inquiry Was
Told tkt His Wife Was Dead he Did
Hot Eaow He Was Among the Living
Chance BrengatThm Together.
Net Yobc, Oct. 28. Edward Sheffield, of
II 11 urne, Australia, and Ellen, his wife,
of H Ifn. Mont., mot in the law ofllco of
P. T Boyd, No. 18 Wall street, Wednesday
r uht for the first time in twenty years. Each
Lai believed the other dead, but each had re
trained faithful. The man bad become
luird, buriy, and baldbeadod since be had
seen hie wite. and she had grown plump and
co-nely with ber forty years.
The romance was begun nearly a quarter of
A ecnturr SCO in Sonthsmnlnn Tnlnil
Sheffield was a bluff aud honest young sea-1
nan, the captain of a ship. His borne was in
D-ver. but bis sbip loaded at Southampton
cn-'e, and there lie met pretty Elien Marshall.
j v. a- a bright, red. rosy young girl, full of
1 snirits, and Sheffield loed ber and
I 1 1 her so.
But he course of love did not run smooth
firEdwara Sheffield, oven in his courtship.
William Porter was a young merchant of
Southamiiton, and he, too. loved pretty Ellen
Marshall. He proved a hard fighting rival,
and had more to offertban did the sailor man,
for bis business was prosperous.
But in the end the bluff sailor won the vic
tory and the girl. Edward and Ellen were
married and set up a little home; and when
E J ward was awav on voyages, his voung wife
waited and worried. She always feared that
disaster would overtake him, and, sure
enough, disaster did.
They bad been married about two years
when Edward's t.hip was chartered for Brazil.
It was a long voyage, and the wife was nearly
HE WAS SHirWEECKED.
But Edward was full of gnt Ho cheered
bis young wife as best he could, feeling so
si k at heart himself, and sailed away, but a
strn struck the vessel and wrocked it The
s 1 rs took to small boats, and all wore lost.
1 h i captain stuck to the wreck and was
- i. He eiung for days to the wave-washed
l? , e.uiing up to heaven for help, till a pass
ing - uooner hove to aud took him aboard.
J j a tided friendless and penniless on the
? t'. mericaa coast. He had terrible ex-
per..' wi's of want and hunger. Meantime he j
m-i-t live, so be turned bis hand to any sort
of work be could And in the wretched South
AerKan towns where fate had cast him.
Edward inquired of his old-time friend and
XTtPrtold him maliciously that Mrs. Shof-
11 11 had gone off to America with another!
zz in. .tawara couia not neueve it nt first.
zju 1 Torler brought proofs. The young man
lr t at onoe for Australia. He bought a small
rar"h near Melbourne and took to sheep
fa-ming. Success was slow but sure. He
be m-rie moderately rich. But he never mar
ried, though he board bis wife was dead.
While going through his old sea chest soce
months ago Sheffield found mo-nornnda con
cerning 800 acres of land in Montana, which
be had boagbt for a song twonty-flve years
ago from a land agency and had forgotten.
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Trimmed -wifh h1V m1 in Tv wnac newer eviaence or our being Che leading out-S8 fl n 588$ BgnAn f
rimmed ah silk and m IfW ?J vr. Q g n fitters for the Boys can you want than (hifcComblna- 4IC R 88 ll UDZDIll Tu iH STk
every respect finished as the ' If j JLflC' ft AmAC tion Suit at S2.50 that's at least S3.50 anywhere! x? 3 iaKe JJ . B
best $2. SO hats. ti V lOOVo ViOlIlCOo eIsc' Wc carI'y everVihn for Boys of all ages- jJOffU & Arnn Your , A
mi 1 ah x-&sjs Navao Suits, Reefers, Overcoats, Furnishing Goods. HatsJsrfBil. 3 IIPilL . J7i
All shapes. All sizes. ' J Shoes. clU vi SdlrysiB j Choice,
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. gs M J tf A 1 rf2 ,& j, P- 3 F & Ajf PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
SEVENTH STRFET. j ffHk 1 zJ Mf 1 fe s rgf j M 1 I J i a j SEVENJH STRET
We shall be able to duplicate j
our great Hat Sale of lasts
week. We bought the bal
ance of that manufacturer's
stock $2 50, $2.25, and $2
values -.and shall give 3'ou
your choice of them for
He wrote to Clivo Tritchard, a London law
yer, to look up the matter and see if the land
was worth anytning.
CLIMAX Or TnE EOilAXCE.
Pritchard wroto to Lawyer Boyd, of this
city, and he communicated with a lawyer in
Holena, which was near the lands in ques
tion. The reply was that a Mrs. Shefllold had
shown deeds for the lands and sold most of
the acres at a high pri:e, as silver had boen
found in several nlaces. Mrs. Sheffield was n
widow, the Helena lawyer reported, and was
The rest came about quite naturally. Mrs.
Sheffield was communicated with. She wroto
that t-he had waited years at home until per
fectly satisfied that her Husband was dead
News of the shipwreck had reached South
ampton. Thenshe took the deeds for the
Montana lands and came to America to see
what she could sell them for. She was amazed
to find herself ricn. As for the story that she
bad run off with anotner niai.. that was a
whole fabrication of Porter's. She had been
faithful to her husband's memory.
Husband and wife, so long parted, hastened
to unite their lives onco more. It was de
cided to settle in Montana; so Sheffield sold his
Australian ranch and crossed the water, and
Mrs. Sheffield came East to moet him. The
first interview, in Mr. Boyd's Wall street
office, was a yery brief one. They started
West at once.
"CRYING JOHN" SENT DOWN.
Once a Gallant Army Officer, Ho Is Now
Wearing the Striped Garb
of a Tclon.
With his bleared eyes filled with tears and
bis voice husky from emotion, John Shutter,
familiarly known as "Crying Jonn," faced
the charge of vagrancy in Judge Kimball's
court yesterday. Officer Schultzo testified
that John had been brought to the station
house dead drunk three time3 in as many
"He is always drunk, your honor," said
"Crying John" limped painfully to the wit
ness stand, his whole frame shaking violently
from the effects of the largo quantities of
liquor bo hud drank, whilo from his infirm
ities ho was bent almost double.
"Your honor," ho said, bursting into tears,
"I was not drunk. I fell down because I was
"Just so," responded tho judge, "Para
lyzed drunk. "Thirty days."
John Shutter, who has become a hopeless
victim of strong drink, is about fifty-eight
years of age. He served gallantly in a Penn
sylvania regiment during tho war, and was
promoted to a captaincy on the battle-field
for "bravery in the face of the enemy," and
received honorable mention from President
Lincoln through tho War Department. He
has bad many golden opportunities since his
splendid army cxpercnce.butso fully wedded
was be to strong drink that ho let them pass
him by, until he has at last become a totter
ing wreck of humanity.
The sobriquet "Crying John" was applied
to him by tho police, owing to his habit of
going into saloons and crying pitcously for
drinks whenever he finds himself without
money. One policeman remarked in court
yesterday that no would wager big inonev
John had shod enough tears for whisky to
float one of the new steel cruisers. John has
spent many months in tho workhouse, nnd
will probably end his whisky-blighted lifo
Buy a lot anywhere until you have read our ex
traordinary offer in suburban lots at beautiful
Tuxedo, adjacent to Washington, for 850 and up
wnrd. Station on grounds. Particulars at office,
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CONCERNS OP THE DISTRICT.
Commissioners Exclude the Public on
Saturdays Opinions by Attorney
Thomas Orders Issued.
In order that they may havo ono day in
which to civo uninterrupted attention to tho
public business, tho Commissioners yesterday
issued an ordor that hereafter they will not
bo accessible to the public on Saturdays.
Upon Mrs. Ellen Hefforman's complaint of
tho condition of the parkins in front of Xo.
1100 Twelfth street northwest, and her re
quest that Otto Kuppert bo required to put
tho parking in good condition, Attorney
Thomas decido3 that thero is no law under
which such requirement can bo mado of Mr.
Tho owners or occupants of property front
ing on such parks are given tho immediate
care of same, and in this caso Buppert has oc
cupied tho space the same as other merchants.
More than one-half of tho space devoted to
parking is paved, and tho remaining portion
has had no grass upon it for years. Viola
tions of tho law can be punished through tho
Charles Dismor was recently ordcrod by tho
building inspector, upon complaint of his
neighbor, Mrs. Hoover, to remove his frame
house on lot 4, in square north of square 508.
back to the cabt line of a private alley in s.iid
square, nnd Dismer appealed. Tho case was
referred to Attorney Thomas, and yesterday
his opinion was filed.
Ho says if, as alleged, tho buildidg has
occupied tho same site for twenty years, Dis
mer cannot bo divested of tho titlo to posses
sion to the extent of tho encroachment, tho
precedent cited being judicially established
in case of Xeale vs. Lee, D. C, 5.
Mr. Thomas says, however, that the issuo
between the disputants is que that should bo
decided by the courts.
In tho opinion of tho attorney for the Dis
trict the Commissioners havo no authority to
establish additional hay scales, even when
"it is proposed to give tho scales to tho Dis
trict without cost or expense."
Tho opinion was rendered upon an appli
cation of D. J. Andrews for tho establishment
of hay scales on Brichtwood avenuo, near
Florida nvenuo, on the site formerly occupied
by hay scales.
Tho attorney reviews tho laws o tho lato
corporation of Washington, refers to tho act
of January 19, 1872, nnd deflnos tho powers
to which tho present District government suc
ceeded, coming to tho concusion abovej
Building Inspector Entwisie sent a letter to
tho Commissioners yesterday, responding to
the criticisms of C. P. Hamilton, in which ho
says substantially that fire-escapes were or
dered to bo placed on the now Suks and Cor
coran buildings, respectively, prior to tho
dnto of tho criticisms, and that they aro now
being erected; that the Globo building is not
occupied above tho second floor, and it was
not considered necessary to havo flro-escapes
erected, and that tho charge that buildings
are not properly inspected is not borno out by
With the small force at his command bo has
vigorously pushed inspections over tho wide
field under his chnrgo. but tho great need is
for n larger force of inspectors.
Tho Washington Gaslight Company will
comply with tho request of tho Commission
ers for tho laying of gas mains in S street,
Bnncroft place , and Connecticut avonuo aa
soon as practicable, preparatory to tho pav
ing of said streets, and tho Commissioners
were so notiiled yesterday.
Tho Commissioners have been authorized
by Chief of Engineers Casey to tap tho
twelve-inch water main in the Conduit road
nt Elliott Place and to make a six-inch main
George 0. Gorham obtained n pormit yes
terday for improvements to dwelling at No.
Do you know that if you buy -a Suit of
Clothes or an Overcoat of us no matter what the
price and it falls short of our representations
or your expectations that 3'ou can bring it back
and get your money? We know we've got the
best Suits and best Overcoats in each of our
grades that can be bought. We know that if
you are suited with what others sell at $ 10 we can
save you $2.50. $7.50 '11 buy it here. And we
don't bend and bow any lower to a $55 customer
than to the man who wants to pay only $7.50.
At $10, $12.50, $i5-t-and up of course the worths
increase and the-variety widens: But the point
we want to make is that satisfaction starts at the
beginning at $7.50. In fact we make leaders of
both Suits and Overcoats at
17C3 Q strept nortnwest, 51,500. Waters t
Thompson, repairs to dwelling at Xo. 2034 G
s'reet northwest, tfSOO
John T. Jennings, storekeeper in the en
gineer department, has been granted leave of
absence without pay from October 20 to No
vember 10, aud S. Q. Clino is designated to
serve in Ins stea-l dunug that period.
The present condition of tho puDiic funds
will not admit of tho erection of lire hydrants
at tho corner of Marion aud It streets south
east, and on It street, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets, as suggested by Chief
Citizens of Eckington wore informed yes
terday that no contract exists between tho
District and tho company now lighting tho
streets of that suburb, and owing to lack of
funds additional lamps cannot be established,
but that an appropriation therefor will bo
asked of Congress for next year.
Orders issueJ yesterday: That fourteen
gasoline lamps bo established as follows:
Threo on Van street, between Third and
Four-and-a-half streets nnd M and N streets
southwest; two on Third street, between E
and F streets southwest; ono in tho alloy be
tween Eighth, Ninth, E and G streets south
east: two n Sixth street, between Lincoln
and Sumner streets (countyl; one on Tenth
street, between E and F streets southwest;
one in alloy between Fourth nnd Fifth. 0 and
P streets northwest; ono on Second street, be
tween C and D streets southwest; one in Sec
ond stroet, between E and F streets south
west; two in Sixteenth street, between Gales
street and Bennings road.
That a twouty-four-inch water-main bo
laid In U street, from U street pumphouso to
Sixteenth street; thence on New Hampshire
and Florida avenues to Thirteenth street
That a sower in N street, between Twenty
second and Twentv-third streets, be added
That live catch-basins bo constructed in
Connecticut avenuo extended, located as
shown on map on lllo in engineer department.
WASHINGTON'S WOMEN'S CLUBS.
Tho Legion of Loyal Women make talk and
laughter, and good food, too. Theso paid
them well during tho past week, and hun
dreds who partook of tho meals served at
Masonic Templo bear witness to tho fact that
tho good-humored chatter around the taste
fully decorated tables was tho spice of tho
dishes. Tho "relief fund" has been greatly
enriched by tho success of tho ontcrtainmont.
Mrs. E. S. Musey, w"idow of tho lato Gen.
Mussey, is presidont of tho Legion of Loyal
Women, and sho isa practicing lawyer in this
Now plans for tho club havo boon devised
by Mrs. Mussey, and it is likely that tho com
ing season will develop a new departuro in
tho work nnd bring increased beneilt to tho
needy of tho community.
Tho Woman's Christian Association makes
a good showing of work done in tho past
Tho homo sheltered ovor four hundred
women and children, ono hundred of tho
number being residents of tho District. Two
hundred and nineteen paid bonrd; employ
ment was furnished for 101; clothing was fur
nished in many instances, and fuel and gro
ceries wero distributed to tho amount of $200.
Tho total receipts of the nssoeiatlon wero
58.470.21. ana tho expenditures 50,910.53.
Mrs. Thomas Wilson, tho secretary of tho
association, i3 ono of Washington's most cul
tured and charming women.
Tho District AYoman's Suffrage Association
havo elected their officers for tho year. Mrs.
Can bo secured in the very choicest of building
sites around Washl ngton it you will wait for a
few dnys, as beautiful Tuxedo (station on
grounds), ndj.icent to Washington, will then bo
roady. Lots, $50 nnd up, on oasy terms. Yalt
it will pay you. 1'articulara at offico,6'3 F st. nw.
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Davis, the president, is tho wife of Bepre5en
tatlvo Davi3, of Kansas, and sister of Snpt.
Powell, of tho public schools of Washington.
Belonging to a family that has produced two
such well-known characters as Supt. Powell
and Major Powell, of tho Geological Survey,
men known to every Wasuiugtonian, Mrs.
Davis' ability to carry forward the work is
assured in advance Tho Association will bo
in perfect order to receive tho national asso
ciation which will meet in this city next Feb
ruary. Miss W. H. Williams, tho secretary, is a
member of tho W. N. P. A. of this city," and is
a most efficient worker in the cause sho ha
Tho association is keeping close watch upon
tho fall elections, with especial attention to
tho suffrage work going on in Kansas.
Two woman's missionary societies have
held meetings hero during the past week.
Tho First Congregational Church was well
filled during tho sessions of Wednesday and
Tho speakers wero all ardent and enthusi
astic, holding tho interest of the audience
irom urst to last. Mrs. Terhuno (Marion
Hurland). of Richmouu, is well known in
Washington, and tho audience plainly ex
hibited its pleasure at her appearance.
Mrs. Ilazcn, ol India: Mrs. Dunning, of
Mexico; Miss Mattie Dockets, missionary to
Hungary, and Mrs. Davis, of Japan, wero all
listened to with peculiar interest as thoy
graphically described somo of tho customs
and habits of the respective countries.
Tho Woman's National Press Association
dovoted tho meeting List Friday to tho discus
sion of federation of woman's clubs.
Mrs. H. B. Sperry, chairman of tho com
mltteo appointed to reviso tho constitution
and by-laws, presented her report and a
printed dratt of the revised constitution was
furnished to each member. This will come
up for discussion two months henco.
Mrs. Sperry, who is also chairman oT tho
"Parlor Lecturo Courso," announced that tho
Hon. Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of La
bor, had accepted tho Invitation.
Several of tho cmorgency clubs formed last
winter aro about to reorganize. Tho number
of unemployed in tho citv points out clearlv !
to all charitably inclined persons the work to
bo dono. and tho sooner tho ciubs got in order
tho more efficient will do tho good accom
plished Tho women comprising tho work
ing members of theso emergency clubs aro
charitable, single-minded, and non-sectarian.
Their object is tho relief of tho needy and in
their good work they forget self and deisro
only the good of mankind.
Around-the-World Missionary Mr3. Mary
Clement Leavitt. tho celebrated lecturer and
"arouud-the-world missionary" of tho Wo
man's Christian Tomperenco Union, is in tho
city, and will speak in tho interest of tho tom
perenco cause to-day at 3 o'clock in Foundry
M. E. Church. Mrs. Leavitt is ono of tho best
among tho women speakers of tho day.
and comes to Washington after eight years'
travel aud work in tho various countries of
tho world Of Mrs. Leavitt. Miss Willard
says: "Few workers havo brought into our
ranks so much ability and culture, so that
Mrs. Leavitt commands success wherever sho
may go." This widely-traveled woman will
also speak in the church corner of Nineteenth
and I streets at 7:30 p. m., Ber. Dr. Brooks,
Wishes of Testators The lato John Watt
Bradford by his will, filed yesterday, left all
his property to his wife, Isabel Bradford, and
appointed her his executrix without bond.
Tho will was mado on November 5, 1890.
Tho will of John Scanlon, mado October 13,
1S94, nnd filed yesterday, also leaves all bis
property to his wifo, Bridget, with express
full power to uso as sho may desire. Mrs.
Scanlon also filed u petition for letters tes
tamontary, in which sho snys the property
consists of No. 227 L street northeast, three
horses and carts, two cow3, and SlOO worth
of furniture His debts do not exceed $200.
The children aro Margaret, aged nineteen;
Josephine, fourteen; Thomas, seventeen, and
John, eight. Scanlon diod on October 16.
Wo bought 540 paira of Dogskin
Gloves that nobody in "Washington
can show you the equals of for les3
than $1.50. Wo steppod In at a time
when money was needed and took
They're the latest shades latest
finished effects and there won't be
any more than these 540 pairs.
There are about enough of
these ioc. Linen Collars left 3
to last a day or two longer
You'll be buying a better
3 collar than is offered an-
where else for ic One
that will stand the laundry
j All styles and all sizes in
one style or another
I Rare Rocker
Special )p J 0
Price, zr W f
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FOR SALE BY
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We've got a few Theater
s and Dinner Dress-Coats that
were left from last season.
i They're made of fine Im
ported Fabric lined all
through, with silk. You can
wear them anywhere that a
Dress Suit is proper. Last
season they sold for $15 and
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Saturday's buying broke np several
more of our lines of men's shoes and
they're on the "quick out" table. It's
a jumble of fine footwear Patent
Leather Calfskin Kangaroo Shoes,
Button Lace, and Congress of all
grades $6, $5.S0, So, 24.50 $4, and
Saturday morning we
placed on sale a splendid
lot of Rockers (sirnilar
to this illustration) at
$2.75 instead of the
All are of solid oak, with
nicely upholstered seats,
covered in Tapestry. All
finely polished, attrac
tive, strong, serviceable.
The price won't let
them stay here long.
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