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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, IS94.
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COE0NEE EAKKETrS DUTY.
Quartermaa Horati- N. Steele, emplojed
Et the Washington navy yard, met a horrible
death there on Friday by the bursting of a
etam pipe. It is the belief of bis friends
that bis death was due to the carelessness of
the higher officials of the yard in compelling
the man to repair a broken pipe carrying a
full bead of steam, when common prudence
would have required the steam to be first
turned off. Steele, however, being merely a
humble subordinate and not the wearer of
brass buttons and gold lace was forced to
Steele is dead and it now becomes the duty
of the coroner to ascertain the cause of his
death. But Coroner H&mmett also takes the
Ecial view of the case. The man is dead,
the steam pipe scalded him. why bother the
wearers of brass buttons and gold lace by
asking them inconvenient questions. Coroner
Hainmett "deems an inquest unnecessary."
We cannot agree with the coroner. It is
his duty to institute a searching investiga
tion, to ascertain whether Quarterman Steele's
death might not have been prevented, and if
so to hold to strict accountability tbe nersons
responsible for the tragedy. And it Coroner
Hammett is blinded by tfa glare of brass but
tons and gold lace, the Commissioners, whose
subordinate the coroner is, should compel ac
tion. "Will Coroner Hammett act?
It is reported that foremost among the
measures to be pushed to consummation by
the Senate Committee on the District of Co
lumbia is that which provides for "dollar
gas." Some nope is even held out that this
hi.l may really pass at this session.
There is not. so far as anybody knows, the
slightest objection to the passage of this bill;
except, of course, on the part of the stock
holders of tbe Washington Gaslight Com
pany, whose fat dividends will suffer some
Blight curtailment. Yet, none need waste a
great deal of compassion upon these gentle
men, for tbe quarterly returns upon their
holdings will still make a very respectable
It has been pretty convincingly demon
strated that eighteen-eandle power gas can
ho sold at a fair profit at thirty-five cents per
thousand feet. That being the case, twenty-two-candle
power gas, which the bill in ques
tion calls for, can probably be furnished for
fl'ty cents, and perhaps less, leaving a pront
cf more than 300 per cent. 2ot a business
man but would be satisfied with half that
Ihe Investigation made by the Senate com
mittee during the last session respecting the
price and quality of the illuminating article
furnished tbe people of this city by the Wash
ington Gaslight Company is evidently bear
ing fruit, for the bill already referred to im
poses a penalty of 100 foreach day on which
th3 quality of tbe gas falls below the twenty
two candle power standard. Bejolo'.ngly,
therefore, everybody in Washington may look
forward to the time when darkness shall no
longer be made visible by the apologetic
glimmer that now passes for street lighting,
and the thrifty housekeeper need not light a
tallow dip to find out whether or not the gas
By the way, tnore is another gratifying
feature in all this hoped-for change. When
we once shall have dollar gas. perchance 50
cent gas may not be an impossibility.
TURKEY AND TEE ASMENIANS.
Again Europe has its Eastern question, and
aga n it is "the unspeakable Turk" that pre
cij'itates the issue. This time it rises above
mere political or diplomatic considerations.
It involves the universal resentment awak
ened by acts of unparalleled brutality spring
in."' from religious fanaticism.
The whole ch-llteed world is shocked by
tin sickening reports that have come from
Asia Minor. In all history no record can ha
fend of worse atrocities than have been
practiced hy Turkish soldiers, under the
command of their officers and at the behest
of governors of provinces, upon Armenian
Christians. Not oven the American Indians,
against whom the charge of inhuman cruelty
ha? often been brought, havo ever been guilty
f such acts as have recently been perpetrated
in Asia Minor. It is possible that some of the
nv-ounts may have been exaggerated; it
w uld be strange if it were not so; hut mak
ing full allowance for all that, enough re
mains to make humanity shudder and give
voice to the demand that such barbarities
From the unfortunate people who havo been
tortured and slaughtered by tho Turkish sol
diery comes an appeal o tho governments of
all civilized nations, not only for immediato
succor, but for such action as will make a re
currence of tbe atrocities impossible. That
appeal cannot go unheeded, and it will not,
for Europe, long weary of "the sick man by
the Golden Horn," will givo him to under
stand that ho has outstayed and outlived his
Tho fact is that the Turkish empire is an
anomaly among the other European nations.
In all its aspirations and tendencies it is reac
tionary. It is dominated by ignorance so
dense and fanaticism so intense that tho at
trition of centuries has not been able to
change its methods. With a government more
autocratic than that of tho Czar ol Bussia;
controlled- by a religious fanaticism that sots
in all othor boliofs only material lor persecu
tion; its governmental machinery rotten to
thoxjoro; burdened with debt which it can
never hope and does not expect to pay such
is Turkey as it has been and is to-day.
When Turkey is blotted from tho map of
Europe and its government consigned to the
limbo of past and forgotten things a blot upon
civilization will havo disappeared.
3ALL0T BEFOBH IN THE SOUTH.
Eeport comes from North Carolina to the
effect that one of the first questions 1 1 betaken
up by tho new legislature the majority of
whieh is composed of Bepublicans and Popu
listsis the reform of tho election laws. It
is the purpose of the majority, so it is said,
to frame a statute which may serve as a model
for othor Southern States.
There is no doubt that ballot reform is tho
coming issue In every Southern State. In
nearly all of these the election laws are so
constructed either designedly or through
sheer carelessness thatinstead of preventing
fraud they incite, promote, and encourage it.
Year after year the cry of unfairness, cheat
ing, and political theft has been heard, and
chiefly in those districts and States where
tho negroes predominate. Tbe people of this
country are averse to Federal legislation on
tbe subject of elections, yet their innate love
of fairness abhors oppression, whether by
force of arms or by force of law, and public
sentiment is undoubtedly in favor of a change
in tbe manner and method of Southern
It is understood that prominent Bepubli
cans in North Carolina have been in corre
spondence with Senator Saxton, the author
of tbe election law now in operation in tho
State of New York, and propose to model a
statute on its lines. This would at once put
the Australian system, or something akin to it,
before the eyes of tho people of the South,
and, it is thought, stimulate imitation. Tho
Walton law of Virginia, of course, although
professedly an Australian ballot law, is a
mere parody on that system of voting, being
framed, if not with tbe intention of encourag
ing and shielding fraud, yet with every con
venience for it.
Well may the hope be indulged that tho old
Tar Heel State will blaze the fay for ballot
reform in tbe South, and tnat its work will bo
so full of honors and profit for itself as to be
imitated by every other State south of Mason
and Dixon's line.
A casual glance at the White House sentry
box will convince almost any sane citizen
that Secretary Carlisle is right in reorganiz
ing the Sujervising Architect's Office.
"Tax American Knights of Protection" will
attempt to organize in support of high pro
tective duties. It should prove a great com
fort to Mr. McKinley's approaching Days of
What will Congress do with tho various
bills for a new printing office? Will the
House make provision for a safe and de
cent structure, and will tho Senato then
turn down tho whole proposition because
the site is not satisfactory to a real es
tate ring? Or will both legislative branches
put the preservation of human lives, costly
machinery, and the maintenance of archi
t actual decency ahead of private interests
and motives of personal gain?
The failure of the Koibites cannot be laid
to any lassitude in their resolution depart
ment. Judge Milleh's race-track decision against
District bookmaking will not seriously affect
local literature in general.
Is case of a renaissance of McKinieyism,
Chairman Babcock may find himself at a con
siderable distance from the base of supplies.
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
Congressman Brooksbire. of Indiana, al
though one of tho defeatod candidates, is not
all cast down over tho result. Yesterday he
was lunching with Congressman Jason
Brown, of his own State, and a few other
friends, and in tho courseof conversation the
subject was brought up as to what some of tho
defeated members of the present Congress
would do after tho 4th of March. Mr. Brook
shire remardek that he expected to go into
the real estate business. "The fact is," ho
said," me and George Vanderbilt own about
7,000.000 worth of land in tho neighborhood
of Asheville, and me and George think wo can
manage to scratch along on that for tho next
year or two."
The little company looked at Mr. Brook
shire tl'oushtfully. They had not known be
fore that he was a bloated land owner, but
the manner in which ho talked about "mo and
George" suggested that possibly he was wait
ing for someone to ask him questions.
Finally Brown began joking him and said:
"I suppose you own about 100 worth of that
land, and George Vanderbilt the othor G,
993.900 worth" But Mr. Brookshiro de
clined to go into details or furnish a bill of
particulars as to how the property was
"These men are going to run their heads
ngainst a stone wall when they attempt to
force a new currency bill through the S'ehate
at a short session like this," said one of the
habitues of tho Cupitol yesterdny.
"I just heard Senators Aldrich and Allison
say that tho Bepublicans would not consent
to any legislation on that subject at this ses
sion. Of course, it will be impossible to force
anvthing of that kind through the Senato
without a change of rules. It is all well
enough to talk about these things, but it
"Great heavens! we are In for it now," said
an officer of the House yesterday, throwing
up his hands as Bepresentattve Blair arose
and suggested that he would like to "submit
a few remarks on the pooling bill."
"What's tho matter?" asked somebody,
looking nervously at the clock.
"Why, Mr. Blair is proposing to submit a
few remarks on this bill and it's 4 o'clock
"Well, a few remarks won't take much
time, will they?"
"Won't they? You don't know Blair. Why,
I was over at the Senate one day when he
was a member thero and his educational bill
was up. It was an early session. Mr. Blair
got up about 11 o'clock and gently indicated
that he would like to 'submit a few remarks
on the educational bill.' I listened awhile
and went out. Along about 4 o'clock I wont
back and, would you believe it, he was still
VAL BLATZ BEER.
SOCIAL SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
Postmaster General and Mrs. Bissell gavo
an elegant dinner last night in honor of the
Argentino Minister and Mme. Zeballos. When
the Dresent administration ilrst camo in Souor
Zeballos, in calling upon tho Postmaster Gen
eral, presented letters of introduction from
tho olficials of his own country, in which ho
had formerly hold tho office of postmaster
general, and it was on this account that tho
dinner of last night was givon. Tho table pre
sented a very handsome appearance, as for
tho first time wore used tho beautiful open
work silver vases with crystal stands insido
to hold the long-stemmed La France roses.
Theso rested upon circular pieces of Duchessa
lace. Tho white tapers in tho ropousso silver
candlesticks were eappod with small shades
of opon-work 6llver. At either end of tho
tablo were fruit pieces of different varieties of
The guests wore the Argentine Minister and
Mme. Zeballos. tbe Secretary of tho Navy and
Miss Herbert, tho Secretary of Agriculture and
Hiss Morton, tho Brazilian Minister and Mme.
deMcndonca, Judge and Mr3. Maxwell, and
tho Nicaraguan Minister and Mme. Guzman.
Miss Maria M. Love, of Buffalo, will ar
rive in Washington early in the week for a
visit to tho Postmaster General and Mrs. Bis
sell. Mr. nnd Mrs. L. Z. Leitor gavo a dinner
party on Thursday evening in honor of the
Attorney General nnd Mrs. Olnoy. The other
guests were tho Postmaster General and Mrs.
Bissell, Justice and Mrs. Harlnu, Gen. and
Mrs. Schoflold, Jucigo Lambert Tree, of Chi
cago; Bev. Dr. and Mrs. Mackay-Smitb, Mrs.
Bugher, and Prof, Langley.
Chevy Chase was tho scene last evening of
a dinner given by tho Hunt Club in honor of
tho debutantes of tho present season. Mrs.
Do Poyster chaperoned the party of young
people, to whom tho occasion was made an
evening of such unusual enjoyment that
without doubt it will bo remembered as ono
of tho most memorable events of tho season of
'01.- Tho decorations of the tablo nnd dining
room wero elaborate. Among tho young
Indies who were guests were Miss Do Poyeter,
Miss Lindsay Poor, Miss Bush, Miss Eainsay,
Miss Adams, and Mis-, Clngott.
Col. and Mrs. De Toyster gavo a tea from i
to 7 o'clock yesterday "afternoon, on the occa
sion of tho debut of their youngest daughter,
Miss Justine Do Peyster, who received many
floral offerings from her friends. Theso llow
ers completely covered the piano and banked
tho mantel, in the tearoom tho decorations
wero in pink. The hostess received in n
gown of crepe. At her side stood the daugh
ter, in a gown of white muslin, with white
ribbons, and carrying a bouquet of American
Beauty roses and white hyacinths.
Q'he roceiviuc party included Mrs. Eraser,
Miss Rochester, Miss Crosby, Miss Hagner.
Miss Clagett, Miss Poor, Miss Adams, and
Miss Do Peyster. Miss Hazoltine poured
Among tho guests were Admiral Upshur,
Admiral. Mrs. and Miss Bamsay, Commander,
Mrs and Miss Bush, Mrs. Norman G. Liober,
Mrs. Poor, Miss Sherrill, Gen. and Mrs.
Bochester, Capt. and Mrs. Alexander Bogors,
Miss Greor. Mrs. Sanger. 31rs. Barney, Dr.
and Mrs. Goldsborough. Admiral and Mrs.
Crosby, Dr. and Mrs. Hammond, the Nica
raguan Minister and Mme. Guzman, Mrs. N.
S. Lincolu, Mrs. nornblowor, Mrs. and Miss
Harlan. Mrs. Field, Mrs. Sidney Everett, Mis
Leiter, Miss Gale. Gen. and tho Misses Card,
Mrs. and Miss Kolley. and Mrs. McGowan.
Tho presont week will witness a Inrgo num
ber of entertainments and society in couse
quence will have' a lively time in keeping
paco with the events. Among these will be:
Mrs. Charles M. Thomas will give a tea
from 4 to 7 o'clock, at her homo on Farragut
Square, to announce the debut of her daugh
tor. Mrs. Balph Cross Johnson, sr., will give a
5 o'clock tea.
Mrs. Cropper will givo a luncheon. vg3
Mrs. Breckinridge will give a luncheon in
honor of Mrs. Lamont.
Mrs. Phil Sheridan wilt givo a tea to an
nounce tho debut of her daughter.
In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Viele will give an evening party.
The marriage of Miss Man Sherman to Mr.
McCallum will tnke place at noon at the resi
dence of Senator and Mrs. Sherman. Mr. Leo
Phillips will bo best man and Miss Cecelia
Miles and Miss Kosa Hoyt, of New York, will
be the bridesmaids, and Bev. Dr. McKim will
Mrs. George Dunlop will givo a tea from 5
to 7 o'clock.
In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Steele will give a ball at the residence of their
sister. Mrs. Morris, on Lafayette Square, in
honor of tho debut of their youngest daugh
ter. Miss Helen Steele.
Tbemarriago of Miss Lizzie Lyons, daugh
ter of Mrs. Addie Deane Lyons, to Repre
sentative Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia,
will take place at the residence of the bride
eloct, No. 1315 N street.
Mrs. William A. Gordon will give a tea
to announce the debut of her daughter.
Tho opera of "Dorothy" will be given as a
matineo performance at Albaugh's by tho
students of Columbia Colicgo. Mrs. Cleve
land will occupy a box on that occasion.
Mrs. .ana Miss Hichnorn will give a tea to
Mrs. John Bogers will give a tea from 4 to
7 o'clock in honor of Miss Sheridan.
In tho evening Hon. John W. Foster will
givo a gentlemen's dinner patty.
Mr. nnd Mrs. William D. Cabell give an en
tertainment at S:30, at which Secretary Car
lisle will make a short address.
Mrs. McCammon will givo a tea to an
nounce tho debut of her daughter.
In tho evening the Brazilian Minister and
Mme. de Mondonca will give their second
Among tho later entertainments will be:
Monuay. December 17, Mrs. Leiter will
givo a 5 o'clock tea.
Tuesday, the 18th instant. Justice and Mrs.
Brown will give an evening reception.
Wednesday, tho 19th instant. Justice and
Mrs. Brewer will give a tea to announce the
debut of their youngest daughter.
Thursday, tho 20th instant, tho Indies of tho
Washington barracks will givo a tea from 4 to
7 o clock in honor of Mrs. Daniel Lamont.
Wednesday, December 19. Mrs. Davis, wifo
of Capt. Davis, will give a tei in honor of tho
debut of their second daughter, Miss Elsio
Davis, at hor home, 2237 Q street.
Wednesday, December 19, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Waggaman will givo an evening re
ception, from 8 to 10 o'clock, in honor of the
Siturday, December 22, Senator and Mrs.
Call will give a tea to announce the debut of
their daughter, at their residence, 1903 N
Thursday, December 27. Eepresentative
and Mrs. Draper will give a dancing party at
Washington society has been In the throes
of a genuine sensation lately on account of
the -conduct of certain very prominent wo
men in the most exclusively fashionable cir
cle who have been winning for themselves no
end of private notoriety from their card play,
ing proclivities. Some of their escapades in
this line within the past year would cortainly
have done credit to the habitues of any of
tho fashionable gambling resorts in Europe.
For a long timo it has been known that a
certain clique of women, a number of whom,
by tho way, have so far been considered be
yond the breath of suspicion in this or any
other matter calculated to set tho gossips
talking with any real material on which to
weave their fabric of discourse, have made a
practice of having quiet little card parties
meet on certain evenings at their houses. Now
it transpires that those same quiet little parties
havo afforded opportunity for largo sums of
money changing hands in tho most undesir
able manner so far as tho original owners of
tho same re concerned.
The latest development, however, which i3
decidedly in tho nature of the sensational, is
that no longer content with confining tho
sceno of their card playing prowess within
the District limits, parties havo been made up
for Alexandria, where the games of chance
have been carried on. As this fashion of
moving tho sceno of operation to Alexandria
has boon for years past the habit of the pro
fessional gamblers in tjio mnlo line, the action
of the fnshiohable women in following suit
hns naturally given rise to more than an or
dinary amount of talk on tho subject.
So far, fortunately, thifa talk hns been kept
wituin tho immodinto circle of the intimate
friends of the womon coucomed, but as thero
is no bnu of secrecy in tl e matter it is likely
to become more g morally known nnd tho
names of those who took part in tho Alex
andria card parties aro likely before long to
bo openly spoken cf.
Thero are several houki3 In the most fash
ionable sections of tho city at which the card
parties roforrod to meet reguhirly, and it is
broadly nsserted thnt In eabh place tho
amounts of money lost nnd won each night is
far from inconsiderable. One of tho men
formerly frequently invited to take part in
theso card parties is an Army officer, who.
coming to Washington, had the firm inten
tion of biinging all possible iniluenco to bear
in order to havo his station changed aud given
a detail of duty in this city. Before tho close
of his leave, howover, ho had materially
changod this idea and lest all desiro to re
main in Washington for any further length of
Not that ho was not feted nnd made much
of. In fact, ho was made entirely too much
of in certain quarters. Tho cliquo of fash
ionable women who played cards at one of
the houses referred to. claimed him as their
own especial property, and certainly held on
to him until his resources in tho moiioy lino
had been completely oxhaustod. Their plan
of operation at first was to dolugo him with
notes asking him to take a hand at cards
upon a certain night. This worked pretty
well for a time, until tho officer discovered
that so far as hejwas concerned ho was playing
a losing game. Then ho hit upon tho re
source of stating that ho was out when tho
notes arrived, and so did not got them in
In this ho was speedily checkmated. It
was known by his friends that ho was a mem
ber or tho Army aud Navy Club. AVhentho note
failed, the device of ringing up tho ofllcar at
tho tolonhouo was adopted, and, as he almost
invariablo answered such summons without
a thought of the card-playing friends, ho was
caught nine times out of ton.
Tho pupils of Miss Marlon Proctor treated
their parents and friends to a surprise on Fri
day evomng Inst with three pleasing dances.
Tho occasion was tho annual oxhlbition by
Miss Proctor's class in Haines Hall. Eighth
street. After tho exhibition, which wa? un
usually good of its kind, a special programme
of dancing was participated in by all present.
The Indies of the Homeopathic Hospital
have about completed arrangements for a
most attractive serle3 of two entertainments
to be given on Thursday and Friday after
noons and evenings of this week at Masonic
Temple. Tho afternoons will be devoted to
serving Quodlibot luncheons, which havo long
since achieved a reputation among tho friends
of homeopathy for their nllopatliic measure
and variety anil thoir homeopathic prices.
Home-made rolls will bo donated by Mrs.
Boso. who took the first prize for bread at
tho Food Exhibit.
Tho attractions of tho first evening include
fancy dancing by tho most expert of the
pupils of tho Misses Hnwkcs; singing by somo
of tho stars of tho juven lo easts of "Pirates"
and "Pinafore," aud a dialect reading by Miss
Jauot Bichards, who will read one of Ed
wards' humorous stories of Southern lifo,
with which she recently mado quite a hit bo-
Concluded on Sixth Pnge.J
Hero in most attractivo Tnriety
and rightly priced, too. It's a
model showing a modern showing
a thoroughly representative one.
And we want you to sec it.
For .MEN this weather is the "Uni
vcrsitv" Hussct. It's made of
heavy Pigskin vlth heavy cxtcn-sion-egdc
soles, 'tis casv as can bo
on the feet keeps 'cm dry and
varm and healthy. We havo them
In Hal and Bluchcr styles, and a va
riety of toes sharp, dull, medium.
AH hand-sewed. $5 is tho regular
selling price. But this week thcy'ro
With Every Purchase We Give
To the BOYS a bag of Mnrblcs.
To the GIRLS a pretty toy.
To the LADIES a handsome
Open Evenings till after
VAL BLATZ BEER.
iW III mill
Men's Slippers, handsomely em- rrir,
broldered. as low as 5
Men's Slippers. Chenille em-a: r .
broiderod, at 75 cts. and PI.CJO
Men's Imitation Alligator SlIp-iS -
pera, Tarious colors "PI .OO
Men's Bl.-.ck, Tan, and Bussetfi-.
Goat Slippers, l.-5 and "PI-O0
The Ideal Shoe
Five Great Values
Five lots of Suits
our specially fortunate
money that pronounce
A lot of Blue Tricot Long Cassimere Overcoats
cut 40 inches long- and made to sell for S 1 0.
They're worth it too. . And if they had been
4 inches longer it would never have been pos
sible to offer them to you for ....
Alot of Single and Double-breasted All-wool Black
Cheviot Suits. In comparison they are as
good value as can be found for S 1 2.50. They
are cut to the fashion and made to the last
stitch honestly. All sizes 34 to 44 and
your choice of 'em for .....
One lot of Blue Chinchilla Overcoats whose
only fault is that they're cut 40 instead of 44
inches long. The color is reliable and there
certainly is nothing more comfortable than
Chinchilla. They are worth $12.50 every
cent of it. Your choice for ....
small lot only 50 we wish there were 50
times as many Blue Chinchilla Overcoats,
with velvet collar, serge lining, and every fac
tor of satisfaction complete except the
length. They are only 40 inches long" but
they're worth $ 1 5. Big value for the money.
Your choice ........
lot of Imported Black Clay Weave Single
and Double-breasted and Cutaway Frock
Suits. No better Suits for $15 to be
found in Washington. 1 hey've got style
and what's morequality. They're of
fered to you at . ...
"If It comes from Kaufman's
It's all right."
A grand chance to do
big buying for but little
We'll give you your
choice of a line of Suits
previously ranging in
price from SI 1.50 to
SI 4.50 for
These are this season's most styl
ish and attractive garments just
as well tailored fashionably cut,
and the same (If not better) grade
of cloths embodied in others' SI5
Suits. Comprise Cheviots, Rough
faced Worsteds.Oxford Mixtures,
&c, in the fashionable long cut
sacks. This is no flamboyant
"whoop her up" announcement,
but a genuine money-saving-for-you
sale. See them try 'em on
that's all that's needed to sell
Men and Boy's Outfitter,
Cor. 8th and I Sts. S. E.
If you intend
self to a new
suit of clothes
buy here and
save S2 to S3.
All who have ?
seen our SIO
Suits In Black
Cheviot and ''
Fancy Mix- (l
tu r e s admit
'would have to
where. C3Your mon
ey back if pur
chases are not
i ne Kenaoie (c
434 7th St N. W.
Buds of Promise.
Tommy Sixyearold I'm going to be a train
robber when I get biggor.
Tommy's sister What are you going to
sell? Cnndy and fnfit, nnd book and cigars,
and things light that? Detroit Free Press.
The cold, bleak day3 of Docember,
Havo como with their withering breath;
Friends that we fondly remember
Have passed through tho portals of death.
Leaves of the oak and tho willow
Lie scattered and blown by the gale,
Like foam on tho bounding billow,
Or showers of northern haiL
But hope in the heart still lingers
And tells of the flowers of spring,
Where crocus with golden flngors
Points to rapture in everything.
John A. Joyce.
VAL BLATZ BEER:
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SS Var f
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and Overcoats that represent some more of
buying that illustrate the power of ready
still more emphatically our position as leaders.
Pernio AyCo and 7th. St,
o v- O
You will find it so if you call at our store and
see the large variety of goods we have.
STYLES The Latest.
We can safely say that it will be to your advan
tage to see our stock before you purchase. We have
RINGS FROM . . .
EAR DROPS FROM
EAR STUDS FROM .
SCARF PINS FROM .
GENT'S STUDS FROM
Besides Sleeve Buttons, Cuff Links, Collar Buttons,
Lockets, Bracelets, etc., etc.
We also have China and Mexican Onyx Clocks,
Bronzes, Onyx Tables, Lamps, Umbrellas, Canes,
Cio-ar Moistening Cases, Jewel- and Glove Cases in
Silver, Mahogany, and Oak, silver trimmed, Cut Glass,
Silver-plated ware, and Leather goods.
Our great stock of Sterling Silver Ware, 925-1000
fine, is one of our main strongholds it contains every
thing for table and toilet use and all the latest fads
in novelties for both ladies and gentlemen.
See Our CZARINAS, Complete, - - $1.50
See Our CORONETS, Complete, - - $1.50
See Our TOOTHPICK HOLDERS,
50c. and 75c.
Call and we will give you valuable hints.
uvLUDffliin a own.
J . 911 PENNSYLVANIA AVE.
An Extravagant Woman.
Bacon That Miss Fussanfeather is an ex
Egbert She looks it.
Bacon Yes; she says she prefers tho moun
tain air to that of tho seashore. It come3
higher, you know. Yonkois Statesman.
PRICES The Lowest.
IN GREAT VARIETY-FROM A S3.50 LADIES'
SILVER WATCH TO COMPLICATED CHRONO
GRAPHS AT S500. ALL ARE WARRANTED.
53.00 TO S300.00
5.00 TO 600.00
7.50 TO 3OO.0O
5.00 TO 750.00
3.00 TO 200.00
5.00 TO 600.00
- 'V&?y&v o
The Spanker, Too.
Ernle's Mothor (to Ernie, who has been a
little impudent to his father; But don't you
know your father Is tho mainstay of the
Ernie Yea, you just bet he is. And the
spanker, too. San Francisco CaU.