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SERVED ONCE AGAIN
The Depots Are Crowded
With Lovers of the
SEASON LOOKS PROMISING
Wholesale Dealers Expect the Quality
to Be Particularly Fine Excessive
Rains Improve the Flavor and Allow
Oyster to Fatten.
Yesterday was the opening of the
oyster season, and there was unusual
activity in the various depots in this
city in consequence thereof. Notwith
standing the warm weather, there was
considerable business done at the oyster
stands, and everybody willingly extend
ed the glad hand to the "R."
The oyster Is a distinctive American
delicacy It might almost be called the
national bivalve. The American pro
duct bears the palm over all others and
is exported to all countries on the globe.
It is as typically American as pork and
beans is typically Bostonese. Nearly
everybody in this country eats oysters.
In foreign countries it 1s. the rare privi
lege of those only who are better situat
ed in worldly goods.
It Is a cheap and wholesome food
here and is prepared in a dozen different
ways. An oyster feast goes well with
champagne and it goes well with beer
or water; it goes well under any and all
circumstances. The oyster is decidedly
democratic, mingling as it does with all
classes and being a great favorite with
Promise of a Fine Season.
The season is very promising, accord-,
ins to the wholesale, dealers. Samples
from the various bays from which the
early crop will be gathered and reports
of the cultivators indicate that the
crop will be of good quality and the
quantity will be substantially the same
as in other years. There is never any
appreciable change in the general con
ditions of the oyster industry, dealers
say. There may be a year when the
physical condition of the oyster is some
what less satisfactory than normally.
but the bivalve usually recuperates
easily, -and with proper care the beds
will produce well. The prices of the
bivalve have not varied greatly in years.
The enemies of the oyster are numer
ous. The starfish, the mussel, the drum
fish, the periwinkle, and the drill con
stantlv menace the beds, and great care
and considerable expense is taken to get
rid of these destructie species. Also,
as much care is taken in "weeding" the
plot as is taken In keeping weeds out of
the land garden.
The peoples of foreign countries have
found the American oysters larger and
more luscious than those raised In Eu
ropean waters, and also devoid of that
coppery taste so characteristic of the bi
valve grown there. The result is a cood-
stzed market in Europe for the Ameri
can oyster. Shipments abroad Mill be
gin about the middle of November.
Arrival "of First Boatload.
The first boatload of oysters arrived
in the city early Sunday morning in
the oyster boat Mary and Rebecca, of
Alexandria. The cargo consisted of
about ICO bushels, which sold at 60 cents
a bushel, which is considered a fair
price. They were not of the large size,
having been taken from close to the
shore. Two boatloads are expected to
day, and after that they will come in by
the dozens. Those landed yesterday anJ
those expected today are from Blackls
ton's Island, situated in the lower part
of the river.
Speaking of the prospects of the oys
ter season, the supply and demand for
the bivalve, and all other features con
nected with the article, a dealer said
yesterday: "There will be only a lim
ited supply of the market so long as
we have to depend on "tongers." On the
15th of next month the dredgers will be
gin their work; and then we will have
plenty of oysters and a much'better ar
ticle. But prospects this year are nor
mal and prices are normal. There Is no
special demand for any particular brand.
Of course, caterers and epicures always
prefer fancy brands. .The Virginia oys
ter is the better flavored, but 'the Xew
York brand is better looking than the
People Who Wait for Frost.
"There are many people who do not
eat oysters until the first frost has set
in, which, in my opinion, is very good
reasoning. Now. the oysters feed on all
sorts of vegetables and fish, either dead
or alive; there is plenty of everything,
and the oyster is not very particular
just now what it feeds on. But when
the cold weather sets in. the oyster will
have to hunt for food; dead fish or
vegetables won't be so plentiful, and
the supply of the oyster will then con
sist of cleaner and healthier food.
"Oyster boats will from now on come
daily in and bring ail the oysters we
need. There is really no reason why
there shouldn't always he plenty of
them: there is nothing to stop them,
only frozen rivers, -vhich make dredg
ing almost impossible. The oster sea
son never creates a special boom in our
business, though it does with the res
taurants and eating places. We sell
oysters all summer; of course they are
shucked. That trade will considerably
fall c!T, and the shell product will take
its place- to a very great extent.
"Washington people arc great oyster
consumers and are good judges of the
article. They are very fortunate, as
they receive their supply directly from
the growers and are so near to the
grounds. This latter fact always insures
a fresh oyster ns well as first pick."
SHE TURNED TABLES
ON THE POLICEMAN
Colored Woman Accused Her Captor of
Attempting to Flirt and Court
FUNERAL OF VETERAN.
S. KANN, SONS & COMPANY.
S. KANN, SONS & COMPANY.
"The Busy Corner.
ALWAYS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FOR THE LEAST MONEY.
OPEN UNTIL 5 O'CLOCK. SATURDAYS AT 0 P. M.
The Most Elaborate Sale of Exclusive
Eier Held by Any Modern or Up-To-Date Department.
Everything which a well-furnished home enjoys listed In this grand of
fering. It has been our yearly custom to make the beginning of September
an informal opening in all the needed things In Kitchen Utensils Table
Crockery, Bedroom Supplies, Parlor Ornaments in fact, everything which a
beautiful china closet or' an elegant buffet would yearn for is exhibited in
this arcade of wonderful household wares. If you will Just take item after
item and note the special prices which are made for this occasion you will
understand without going into mathematical details for whom this big sale Is
Services Over Mr. Linden's Remains
The funeral of the late James F. Lin
den, who died at 1220 X Street north
west, Sunday, will be held at Lee's un
dertaking establishment this afternoon
at 2 o'clork. It Will be attended by
members of Kit Carson Post, No. 2, G.
A. H., under command of Thomas H.
Martin, past commander.
Mr. Linden was a prominent member
of Kit Carson Post. During the civil
war he was a .member of the Second Xew
$io To Niagara Falls and Return $io
Via IVnnsjhania Itailroad.. Special train of
parlor cars anil day coaches will lime Wash
ington S a. in., Th.'rsdiy, September i. Tick
ets limited to ten .Ijjs anil allow stop-oer at
DufTalo returning. Similar excursions Septem
ber IS, October 2 anil IB.
"This woman 'was with four or five
other women talking on Seventh street
Saturday night, and refused to move
on when I told her to," said Policeman
Hickson, when Emma Tolliver, a neatly
dressed young colored woman, was
charged in the police court yesterday
with disorderly corduct.
The woman explained that the officer
had greeted her with "Ha! ha!" and
that when another woman who was with
her remarked thai she thought it was
against the rules for policemen to flirt,
ho deliberately nriestcd her. She de
clared that she had not been on tho spot
where she was arrested more than two
minutes, and had in no way disturbed
an j one.
Two other witnesses corroborated her
statement, and Judge Bundy dismissed
the case against her.
Personal Bond Taken.
William Putnam, who said he was
manager of a dairy farm near Rockville,
was in the Police Court yesterday,
charged with being disorderly on M
Street Saturday night. Putnam denied
the accusation. Judge Bundy took his
personal bond. ,
Fair and slightly cooler to.lnv re
ceded by showers in early morning; light
wesieriy winus; Wednesday fair.
Highest temperature, 5 p. m !'l
Lowest temperature, C a. m CG
.5:21 a.m. Sun sets. .0:35 p.m.
1:5-" a. m. and 2:28 p. m.
7:31 a. m. and 8:13 p. m.
Lamps lit today 7;07 p. m.
Lamps out tomorrow 4:39 a.m.
andria and Arlington every hlf hour;
Mount Vernon hourly, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Colonial Beach Steamer T. V. Arrow
smith. Seo schedule under excursions
TEMPERATURES IX OTHER CITIES.
Max. 8 p.m. fall.
Columbia "St. Ann," evening.
Academy of Music "The Great White
Diamond," afternoon and evening.
The Empire Hoyt's "A Stranger in
Xew York." afternoon and evening.
Kernau's "The Tiger Lilies," after
noon and evening.
Lawn fete, Georgetown campus, evening.
All one width Flooring, $1.50 per 100
feet, and long lengths, V. Libbey & Co.
$6.00 Seashore Excursions $6.00.
Via t'cnasj-lvania Itallroad to Atlantic City,
Cape May, Ocean City and Sea Isle City. Tick
ets on sale and good going on Friday and
Saturday, limited for return to following Tuei
day. Delanare Itivcr Uridce Iioute to Atlantic
New Lumber, bright in color, $1.50
per 101) feet. X. C. Hue. K. i.ilibey k Co.
Steamer Macalcster for Marshall Hall
at 10 a. m.; 2:30 and 6:30 p. ia.
Norfolk and Washington lino for Fort
Monroe and Norfo'.K at C:30 p. m.
Chesapeake Beach See schedules un
der "Railroads and Steamboats" for
Trains leave Pc-jnsylvanla Avenue and
Thirteen-and-a-half Street for Alex-
Baltimore County Fair, Timonium, Md.
The Pennsylvania liailro.nl will sell, Septem
ber 2, 3, 4, 5, anil 6, excursion tickets Wash
ington to Timonium and return, including ad
mission to fair, limited toT date nf issue, at
rate of $2M.
Mlnntic City i 7G
Bismarck. X. D 76
Boston. Mass.... SS
Buffalo, X'. Y 80
Cheyenne, Wyo 74
Davenport. Iowa. 74
Denver, Col... . S2
Dcs Moines, Iowa 74
Galveston. Tex 32
Helena, Mon 78
Indianapolis, Ind 81
Jacksonville, Fla 86
Kansas City, Mo .".... 78
Little Rock, Ark 86
Marquette, .Mich 68
Memphis, Tcnn S6
Xew Orleans, La 88
Xew York, X. Y. S6
Omaha, Xeb 74
Pittsburg. Pi 82
Salt Lake City, Utah.,.. 82
St. Louis, Mo 82
St. Paul, Minn 70
Springfield, 111 78
Vlcksburg, Miss SS
U. S. Marine Band at Chevy Chase Lake
in grand concert, etcry evening, rain or shine,
followed by dancing in the big pavilion.
White Fine Doors, $1.15 each and
already painted, at Sixth and X. Y. Ave.
Expert mushroom grower desires a posi
tion as a grower, or a 'financial partner.
Address BOX 46, this office,
Sure cure for tired, aching
and swollen feet.
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Formerly with Simpson-Crawford Co.,
and Jieialier of
XKOLIGEE, U'(iRRIE, and
XOVKLXIEK JX WOMEN'S APPAREL.
614 12th St. N. W.
'Phnne Fust 2S412 i,iart ho,t,a of th?
r IIUIIC CUM 401 w-a5hinirton Brewing
fnr Rpor Co.' famous Golden Hon Beer A?
1UI UCCI. oT , Delivered in unlettered,
50 Dinner Sets, comprising 100
pieces; some are made of imperial
china, filled Jn with assorted decora
tions and gold lines; others are En
glish underglazed patterns; variety
of new designs and effects;
regular $9 value. Special Z QO
S5 Dinner Sets, combination tea
and breakfast, pink and green, or
pink and yellow decorations, finished
with gold tracing; very unique;
regular value 113. Special
jj r ct? 4
23 Dinner Sets; made of Warwick
china, in 3 different decorations;
some have the spray, others bor
dered effects, with rich tracing of
gold: very elegant; regular C1 1 00
value $15. Special price.... '.JO
30 Dinner Sets, made of high-grade
Carlsbad and Austrian china; thin
and transparent, but very service
able; regular value ?20. CIOC
Special price "I'i.LJ
25 Dinner Sets, made of the very
best quality Limoges china, repre
senting 100 pieces, including large
soup tureen and meat dish; these
come in 3 different decorations and
are finished with Roman gold han
"dles; very exclushe designs; regu
lar value $25. Special CI 7 US
15 Complete Dinner Service, the
celebrated Ilariland make, the latest
elaborate creations; come In colors
of pink, blue and purple.
Regular value $37.50. Spe- CQ 7C
clal price ,-4J.I J
5,000 fine thin blown Table Tumb
lers. Kegular value 5c. S'lecial OfJ
pint or quart
Fruit Jars, cither
200 assorted Chocolate Pots, floral
decorations, with colored shadings of
blue, pink, and green. Regular CQC
alue $1. Special price JJ
500 Beer Steins, genuine German
pottery, decorated in old and quaint
designs half litter size. Reg- QC
ulrr value 75c. Special price... "J
300 Carlsbad and Austrian Covered
China Dishes, can be matched to go
with any dinner set. Regular C(
value $1.25. Special price " J
250 Egg Cups, large size, neatly
decornted and gold lined. Reg- f flC
200 Lemonade Sets, including one
half gallon Jug, 6 tumblers and tray;
come in two colors, blue and green
Regular value SSc. Special CQC
230 Water Bottles, rib pattern
Regular value ISc. Special inf
1,000 pieces of Table Glassware
such as Fruit Howls, Berry Bowls'
Finger Bowls, Plates. Card Trays!
etc. Regular value 13c. Special OC
50 Cut Glass Water Bottles, straw
and fan pattern. Regular value QOf
$1.50. Special price JO
35 Fine Cut-Glass Fruit or Berry
Bowls; 8-inch size: extm .ton
tu'""s. iieguiar value, $5
ular value 15c.
1,000 Gold-band Cups and Saucers,
new shape":. Regular value 19 AC
18c. Special price v--..'"
200 Cuspidors, finished with dainty
spray decorations and gold trim
mings. Regular value 40c 9CC
Special price .'.... J
50 Chocolate Sets, with 3 decora
tions, including 1 pot and 6 choco
late cups and saucers to match.
Regular price $2.30. Special J1JO
25 Salad Sets, highly decorated,
and gold finished, including 1 salad
bowl and 6 saucers to match.
Regular value $1.75. Special QOC
price . JO
Clocks and Bric-a-brac-
130 Champion Clocks, goldplated
everyone a good timekeeper.
Regular value, SSc. Special inr
price 4 7
150 Champion Clocks, goidplat,
highly ornamented. Regular nor
value, $1.50. Special price JO
20 Parlor or Mantle Clocks, with
cither enamel or decorated porcelain
cases; Ansonla as well as other
makes; strike hour and half hour;
eight-day movement. Regular fl no
value up to $7. Special price JJ.JO
You will find Brlc-a-Brac from
every section of the globe; speci
mens of the potter's highest art; the
newest of everything which can be
shown will be found In this unlimit
ed collection. The prices start at
25c and from that up to $50.
Lamps and Toilet Sots.
3,000 Hall or Bracket Lamps; com
plete with shade, burner, and
fount. Regular value 30c Spe- 1 QC
clal price ID
ISO Nickel-plated Sewing or Read
ing Lamps, all complete.
Regular value $1.75. Special CI 9Q
100 Sample Lamps; only one of a
kind; handsomely decorated with
globes to match. nest center
draught burners, three qualities, di
vided Into-three prices.
$4.98, $3.98, and $2.98.
50 Decorated Toilet Sets, with
large slop Jar, some with spray
decorations, others solid tints. They
all have gold tracing. Regu
lar value up to $8.75. Special C no
75 Decorated Toilet Sets, 10 pieces,
in coloi-s of brown, green, and drab.
Regular value $2.48. Special ft jn
price., " J
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Fine 3 -piece Parlor Suite, good
upholstered backs cad seat, nicely
finished. A great
value at . .
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Fine Tufted Vetour Couch, oak iji
frame, -orith best AC QQ W
spring construction, J5JO
Plain Vetour Couch, 40 7C W
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Fine S-piece mahogany finished
Pa rlor Suite, well made and nicely
finished. Can't be M yc
matched for price, v""
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White Enamel Iron Bed, ALL
SIZES. This bed cannot be
equaled at the price we
Solid Oak Morris Chair
good quality velourcush'
Ions. Greatest chair ever
produced for money,
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This M ahogany finish
Roman Seat, upholstered in
Our new tins of Carpets has arrlv
ed, consisting of the newest designs
and fabrics. We MAKE, LAY, and
LINE ALL CARPETS WITHOUT
CHARGE. Ingrains from 33c up.
Brussels from 65c up.
Chiffonier like cut, 12 by 18
French plate glass, S drawers,
best make and
Solid Oak Sideboard like
cut, well made, nicely finish
ed. A great bargain,
Solid Oak Chiffonier, five
drawers and brass trimming.
Well made and nicely finish-ed,
Greatest line of Lace Curtains ever
I . A fe. .h. I . A .k.
$8.75 W.W6. $4,48.
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This fine Oak or Mahogany
finish Cobbler Stat Rocker,
Solid Oak Bedroom Suite of
best construction. A great
Largest assortment of Rugs
ever shown. All prices from
Solid Oak Cane Seat Chair,
brace back, well made. A lim
ited quantity, only,
This Solid Oak Sideboard,
welt made and nicely finished.
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This metal washstand, In
cluding bowl and pitcher,
Just like cut.
MAYER & CO.
415417 Seventh Street.
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