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THE WILSON" "LARIAT." lit patience stapleton. Author of "The Major's Christ mas,'' and "Joan McClore." (Copyright, PART IL "Begging your panlfn, lie says, "that ain't no In-aot to boast *?t; went and tbrowed you. and I'll be bound you made of hlin too." "I did. Now go on. I could hear you talk all night. hut it seems so cruel to catch those wild | free horses from their home. "It is mean by ," he .?aid, thoughtfully, j "ana they have toti^ht for it; cold and starvation in winter, drought and heat in summer, and in tlie tail when they are at their best, proud anh fine, to be took bv me. 'Tain't just | square. How it went against me to get Tnunder there! I'd fullered the tracks of a herd of a j long spell?it was >lry and I knowed just where t they'd go for water. Fellers like him there j (after some hesitation) generally is boss for a j herd of mares; there may be stray horses by j themselves, but the best boss is leading the j herd, you can bank on that, and he keeps boss j too. It's tun to see horses fight. Well, I see j the herd ahead and set out on a good boss I bad j to catch a mare or two. I knowed it wouldn't! be no use to try for the hoes, though I've got j seveial of the lone ones at times, hat it you'd : believe it that black ieller scented me. He come baek, leaving the mares in a seared I huddle and set out to give me battle. H<* gave ; me time for a square tight, and I believe, too, I : was the fl-st human he bad ever seen. I hated j to. for it seemed I was fighting mean with more . weapons than be bad, but it was life and death, and I catchod him with the lariat when he was j studying me curious like. I throwed him, nigh i choked him, and be was mine. The inares cleared out like dust blowing iu the wind, but the black feller never stirred; he knowed he was beat. Easiest hoss to train I ever see; best hoss to go into the country, and as honest a : hoss sis ever was made. I'd give a heap to know [ where he come from." j I see them!" she cried, clasping her hands, and looking up into his face, not seeming to note his fierce dark eyes that glowed now with a strange tire, "the wild, free, glorious things, knowing no master, fearing none. Roaming over endless plains, finding hiaden creeks where the very sands are gold, galloping | through the deep mountain canons?over ter- j ritory that no one will ever know! Tormented by hunger, t hirst, cold, but always free, liberty their birthright." "Thai's all very pretty, Eliza Jane," savs I, getting up, "butthat red streak there means dawn, and we've got to get home." He saddled our horses without a word. "Lead mine up to a stump." says I, which he i did, pushing the mule sid.-wise, w;iieh is onery ; generally. Me011, h? turned to Kli?a. *l,fi iik show you," she >ay>. " Yjur hand so, now l put my soot in it. my hand on my saddle. One, two, three. I'm up." j "lioMi. but ma- mighty cnte done," he said. ! She I aligned and thanked him, and we rid off, she waving her hand go*?i bye, whicu led me to believe all gi*>d looking women can't no' more help flirting than sleeping when they're tired, lb'd pointed out the way and we got home all right. "l bat was Wild Hoss Bill," she whispered, when we was in town. is,"' says 1. "id give the world." she cried, piteously, "if that hadn't been printed in my paper." "Thai?" -ays i, "What?" "Vku know that cruel lie about him."' "Lie." cries I. "you've had lots of acquaintance with bun to call what your beau writ about a scalawag, a lie. 'Pears to me I Slept too long last niglit.' She never answered, but only sighed in a way that was last l?'coming a habit to her. \\ e knowed Wiid Hoss Bid got there that afternoon, for we heard a bullaballo and fast riding over the hard worn street. The papers [ bad been given out the night afore when we was lo-t, and she knowed he'd seen "em. She was so scared she wouldn't go home to supper, , so 1 brought her some victuals and set with her. ] She was iooking out the window just about dusk when she gave a little screech; "Mis.- i^ianu, lie's coming!" "Who? "Him, that was about?Oh, hid^ me some- ! where! ile's coming here, 1 iu frightened to death." she wa? so trembling and white I pitied her, | though I couldn't think Bill would touch her, j but 1 i.ot her l.eiiiud a big box anu s*.t down on ' it with my knitting a lacing the door. Sure enough up lie eome, the creaky steps a rattliug. ] My. wnat a big man he was; he could have < kaied her with hall a band. "Is this where this thing is got up?'' He j says, awtul proianely, holding the paper in his i hi>nd. He'd been drinking loo, so he didn't rec- ! ognize me in the dark. -lt air," says I, mighty scared, but trying to i keep cool. He lit a match and lighted a lamp > on the table, then he looked round the room , contemptuous like, then to me: "Where's the tellow that wrote that thing, that lie about met I've come up to kill him, | fair tight, too?fists. 1 letl my guns down stairs, ! 1'li give any feller a fair show. Where's the ! editor (the word seemed to choke him^the coward, that runs this concern?" "Out, gone out," I gasped. "Out, is he? I'll wait tor him; I can wait as j long as lie can." He sat down in a rickety ' chair, then he jumped up. "What's them? By' gosh, you're the old girl on the mule. You his mother?" "I ain't," 9ays I, trembling, "no relation whatever to him." "What's them for?" he asked, looking into the boxes, "them little things made of lead?" "Them," answers I. proud of my knowing about printing, "is letters that goes into the paper; them is set up in those long kind of Irons there, which is called, I don't know why?galleys. Ink is swabbed on em and they prints. All them boxes has a different letter iu 'em; terrible work to get'em in and out. seems to me. When you muss a line setting it up it's called pi." "Pie, is it!" he laughs, a great hoarse laugh. "Look here, then!" Crash, bang went the wooden stands on the floor, bang the table where the galleys was, all the boxes was broke and the type scattered oil the floor. "Tell your editor the boss oakerol this region'* been here," roars Wild Ht>ss BUI; "tell lain I've left him pi enough to last from hell to ; break:a?t, and if he'll come down to Bob's sa- ! loon 1 ii make bim eat that speech ot his along with the pie I've made him, and I'll lam him so his aunt won't know him." Then out he slat alter those words and runs down the stairs like mad, giving a blood-curdling whoop when he readied the street. "You precious dear," 1 says, getting ofT the ! box, to E;iza Jane who crawled out. She was awful pa.e. She looked around the room all i tored to pieces and at the little letters in heap6 on the floor. j "I deserved It," she says, quietlv; then she t looks at the type again. "Oh, the work, the ! work, she cries, "I can never get them back? S back again." I>owu ?he sunk beside the type, crying with all her might, the tears running down and mix- i lug with the lew letters she had picked up and lurking a terrible siuuich ah over her face and hand*. I shed a lew tears myself from syuipa- '< thy. j "The Wilton Lariat can't come out no more," ! she sobs, "it s broken,?lots of it,?and I can't? ; cau l buy any more." We heerd steps then, soft ones, but not Pike's at alL and the door opened again. There he was, W lid Hons Bill, but sober and nieachiu now enough. He come into the room and shet the door, going up to her and looking down on her. "Waa you the editor?" he says, like he was to a funeral. "Yes, y-e-a," she sobs. *Fore -? I never would have done it, then. They told ine to the saloon you was. I'm sorry I be?genuine;> sorry, miss. I'll tlx em up. put It ab to rights. I'd not busted a letter it I'd knowed they was yourn." Still she sobbed. "What had you 'gin me?" he said, remem-: berlng his grievance. "I never done you no harm. V??1'" s.he muttered, "I didn't know." I Pretty talk ag In a man you'd never seen, bla guarding oi nun," he went on severely "a woman ? trick, knifing ior the love of It, billing a man in the back, ruining a man's name tor the tun of printing a, doing it all because a man cou.du t get satisiacliuu it he was an v kind of a man." You can kill ine if you wanter," savs my girl, .ooking more n ever nke a whipped child.' "Bosh, ' ne says, but more kindiy now "I I won t say no inoxe. I'll pi.-K up thai iatle trash and you can goon printing lies about me every Week if it does your little heart good." j *A*t ein alone! she blazed, sprluging to her feet, and madder than 1 ever see her, "let 'em i alone. I>?n t you see you don't know one let:er from another, you?you stupid cowboy. It'stne I work oi day-? io get em back; -nine's broken 1 ruined,oniy acoward would haveooueit. li was a 1 true. I wrote; I don t take it back, lio outer here! lio, y ou needn't think you cam -rare nail 1 sm a weak woman. Ine whole town wili Come to m\ rescue. ' lie dropped the tvj?e and slunk out like a hound, and .-he i.aid dow n on the floor andcried harder tiiau ever. We had a pretty mes> ot it, but got the letters back l i ib - in a lew da\s and thiugs t>el to righls am; *ne nev. i t .1,1 Pik? or as.x one a Wura. \\ a . 11 - iall stayed in the village and a nice n.w u?. aept up ad tm- time, him and las i t>:ack nor- learlug through In.- streets. .?v?U" am- i!; _\. veil,.,, , .,i,i ilutehiu- and his Wl.e got I- *i,oi ai.d gathered up their trap* >o emirate. I p-r-t.aded "em to leave Euza J.uu wan n:?..i,d they was^lad enough to uo lout . mi nu Oil J ,y. ,, minded cause Piv "k,,< ra -veskr Vlh* " ,i^'d *"1 further , f;.".., ?" nia.ry Eli/.? Jane, and bud 1 hiai .i home whieh he lusmOuie i preity t stfoug wa-sti t , .liig to lio sto- puJk; place lor tiiem. ln. ni w.m, uie siufiiessn'si oid ereeiurs J c\?^r see. wam.ie.-iug rt.u...; like the cnudrvu ot Israi I.being lort year.,going, and ne\erKetUi.g uowuere nor havau i cent auead, but a; ways cheeriul to a aggravating ut-gree. Arier luey a.?> g?o*- >>iic <lav 1 nalkiti" some way, outer i;ie vidage wutu Wild liosa i?iti riu up ou his awiui nor-.-. "ilulio, ' he says. c suy.s L I couldn't help but treat him "is !hat sneak going to mitrrv her?" i ,uUs 'O that mm In Wlli her? I says, sharp enough. Jru;-'1 battle, that hue Ilsh, ttiat -ami v cui ae yeils, "going to marry edit-.r?" won a oig laugh ai the word which seemed lo bliu u11coiniii4>qiv -ils,"i.aiO. "When?" "In a year or two." "He's deliberate bout it. Bah! Slie'll bang round working till he is ready. Flue man he is." "He wants to have a home to take her to. Ht "s a resectable man," I says, willing to torment btm. "lit- wouldn't bust the furniture nor spile the little letters.' ro.y- Bill; "cuss him for a whitelivered sneak!"' Then off he rode. One arternoon Pike come up in the office. He was a- full 01 business .'is ever, cologned up and spruce as a fashion plate. "I'vp got news for you," he s3ys to Eliza Jane, who'd been sorter dumpy for a long while, eatiue little and speak.ng le*s." "For me. what?" she says, faint like, "bout pa and ma?" "Pshaw, them," he sniffs; "no, but the town's going to build a fine new school house, a brick one, and they say you can be the head female teacher in it. There's glory enough in one day, isn't it? You can sell this trash ami gel out of this Ireak and be like other Women, and folks will forget you ever was so forward. You can save money then instead of living from hand to mouth. In two or three years we cau have enough ahead to get married and buiid the best house in town." "Mebbe I ain't strong enough for a teacher, Orlando," she says, timid; "I dou't know much about rithuietic, and?and I'd be atraid of the big boys." "Don't be silly, Eliza," he says, sharp, "you make.me tired. \ou never will lie like other folks. You dou't wanter be a drag on me like your tolks." "shut up 'bout my folks," she says, sharp; "whatever they Is, my fat ber thinks my mother the best and wisest woman in the world. He don't call iter siliy or having lreuks." "You needn't be mad," lie says, seeing he'd gone too lar; "you kuow how much I care for you and how good looking I think you are, the prettiest girl in U?wn. I've a bit of news lor the paper. Wild Hoss Bill got in a tight lasl night, mauled o:d Lyons pretty bad and busted Bob's saitjon and we've given "him notice to quit the town." "I knowed that." says Eliza, quiet like, "1 heered the row. They sav, though that Lyons and Bob both pitched on to Bill first and begun it, and that you was at the bottom of it because you wanted Bill drove outer town." "I was," says Pike, twirling his mustache; "three years ago Bill rode a hoss into my store, broke up worth of stock and poured $50 worth of drugs on me; breaking the glass on my back." "lie paid you for the damage," says I. "Paid me!" Pike sneered, "what was money to the insult? lie had no provocation." "Only that you was loo neat and tasty for the town, he said." 1 laughed. "II he don't go, what vtfill you do?" asked Eliza. "i'his," says Pike. He drawed an imaginary rope round his neck as he went out anu made b'iieve tie a knot under his lett ear. Despite his threats, Wild Iloss Bill stayed in town. He hung round the saloon, set ou his hoss in the street or lounged in the grocery store or on the hotel porch. He looked defiautly at tlie office where we was and smoked cigars, the biggest I ever see. Coming home one night, I think it was the first of December, I heered pike a talking and the words he said chilled my blood, li was about half-past six. I'stayed* with Eliza late, she having extra work 'cause she was going to gel out a big paper, a final bust, she said, and then was going to rest till the school house was hnlshcd. He'd coaxed ber into it. Pike had. I ' v.i> going home to get her supper, but what Pike said made me go straight to her. "\\ nat's the matter?" she gasped, when I run panting up the steps, she'd a black gown on and her lace was pale and scared. "They're going to hang Wild Hoss Bill," I says, "there s no denying he's been an awtul creetur, but to hang a man like a dog's awful. Pike s head of it. They're all going to be masked! They say they've warned him and he won t go." "Where is he?" "Who, Pike?" "No, no, Wild Hoss Bill?" "lie s got a tent three mile down on the creek; that s where they are going," says I. s>he got up iroin the low chair by the window ami c.,ugiit up her blue cape with its little round hood that made her such a sweet picture. Sue looked sort oi wistful at the room, tiie iron machine, the hall-set type, then she went to the door. "\V uere are you going?" I says, stopping her. "lo tell him, to save him." ou don't know where he is." "I ll find bin.." "No, no, Eliza," says I, he went home an hour ago; he cau look out lor himself. They will kuow ii they see yon start on your ponv; it will ruin your name for lile. This is a mea'u country " "I'll walk there, they can't see me then," she says, steadily. "Not alone," says I, "they can t say evil if I m along. I mayn't be as spry as some, but if it s to save a feller creetur from murder I can get over the ground fast enough." So we crept down the steps along in the shadow of the houses to the creek, where we got in the hiding of the cottouwoods. She had my hand and hurried me on. I kept up wonderful, fori ain't so young as I was. S<?n we see the light oi his camp fire. She hadn't said a word, but she breathed hard now. He was lying by the fire, his horses feeding nigh, 110 preparations for leaving, no gun handy?both of'em in the tent. He jumped up lohisteet when he heered us atld stood looking at us as pale as a corpse in the firelight. "What brought you here?" says he. "We came to tell you they were coming to murder you," Eiiza says, trembling. "We came to warn you. Get ;he horses ready?there is so little time. Oh, move; don't stand there staring. Forgive me for all I did to you?all I said about you, and lor my sake go!" "I knowed they was coining," he said, carelessly, "and beyond wishing to have one shot at Pike, I didn't care. I'd rather die than live. This world ain't a place fit lor a dog." "But there is some one cares tor you," she pleaded; "a mother, sister, perhaps a wile, someone?tor their sakesgo." "Ain't a one," he smiled. She began to cry bitterly then. "Ain't you 'shameu?" I said, "to make us ruu way here three miles for nothiug aad she just ruining herself in the eyes 01 the whole village to do it and going to be teacher in the new school aud all and the wife of Pike who whatever he is for meanness wouldn't stand in your shoes to-day." "Is she going to teach school, that frail thing?" he says, "and them rough bovs and that feller let her, s der marrying her and taking care ot her? " "Marry her a hit," savs I, "ii he know* she's been here like this." "That's so," he muttered, "and he's A slinking coyote if there ever was one." "You'll hurry?get ready'now!" she sobs. He didn't answer but gatlrered up his traps tied them on the two pack-horses he had. then begun lo saddle the big black brute. Kiie went up lo him then. "Have you no where to go to?" she says, softly. ' "Ranch In Texas," he said, short and gruff "they call me well-to-do there; left the place wnen iny mother died, w. nt to the devil?she was earth aud heaven to ine?But this is the life lor a man, the tree one oi tnese plains. I take my lite trout you, .Miss, 'tain't uo value to me, but as you care that it mightn't end?run three miies?tiod bless you?to save a routrb like me, I can't throw it away." "Y'ou ain't mad any more at me, Will?" she says. The name startled him. It frightened me Her voice was so strange, so intense; she caught his sleeve. He had thrown both arms over his saudie and buried his face. "Say you're not mad?" He turned suddenly and grasped her arms in his great hands and looked into her lace "Mad with you?" he said fiercely, great tears in his bcauuiul eyes. "I couldn't hate vou if I wanted to. I love you?1 love you more'n life I have carried you in my heart since I see you that night Sleeping by the creek iike a lni.e child. Take her," he Went on passionately pushing her 10 ine, "take her away, hold her last; il I look in iier face again I shall blow my brains out and die at her feet. The agony that another man shall have her lor his to ill-treat or to love drives ine mad. I'm a man. I aiu't made 01 rock. It he ain't good to her, write me," he cried, mounting his boss, still keeping his face turued from her, "if he treats her mean?as he will?curse him!?let me know aud I'll come iroin the end of the world to kill him!" "Wait, wait!" my girl cried, in that strange Intense voice. "1 hate hiiu?the life-all?all. I iove j ou. only you. Lilt me up to your heart* take me with you. The worid lies before us' the starlit, beautiiul world. There is nothing but happiness there, for we love each other. With a wild cry, half a sob, but like him, all tire and fierceness. In; leaned irom his saddle and caught ber in his arms like she weighed nothing. He held her close on the saddle alore him. Afar oil I heered the tramp of horses' feet a coming towards us. "They're coining!" I cried, "Quick,?begone.I will stay them uere. Be good to her, my girl!" "Forgive me, but I could not help It," she says, nestling in his arms, not one inite afraid ot thalawiul black hoss. "I'd go myself it I was you," I cried, "I never liked that Pike, aud him was mude for vou, sent that night right outer the wilderness." "iell them.' be said, hastily, sense coming to him in the new iove happiness, "I will do the square b> Iier. Twenty miles out there to the west lsJud Bowman's rancn? his father's with him?the old preacher. They can't slander her lor she'll be my wife before an hour?it they dare to >p.<!.k one word 01 her that aiu't honest or manly I'll force the lie down their throats anu come clear iroin Texas to do It." He held out his hand and pressed mine, then lie gave the rein to the black uoss. Away they went, the pack animals close behind. I'll never forget the lasl expression on his lace, glorified ii was by a wondertul beautiful look?lor his wa? as uoble uatur as man's ever was, stroii" and poweriul?the light of love. I knowed her r- stless little heart was still?close to his, and I net er -ee such peace ou a mortal's lace as was 011 hern, half hid oy his anil. 1 stayed by the d\iug fire till they rid up from tow n, and o\er me as 1 stood then- alone a leeiing of peaceful feur crept and I comprehended auew t !:etu mysterious words: "The awful stillness 01 God." Yet tur off. growiug lainter i heered the tread of the bluek boss dyinu away. I told the crowd he'd goue, and rid back to the village along behind oi old Major Warren who d retired ou half pay to live his days in v\ ii>ou. I told mm iu confidence the whole never thi then di?l the impropriety of Elu* s doing strike ine. What would folks saj . But the Major only chuckled aud said if th re w us a mean cuss in town it was Pike, aud he was glad he was mittened, and the next dav i ike being furious and saying low talk aboui her. t he Major promptly bit him oue in the Jaw and lloored hi 111, as we say out bete. Thai* three months ago. The Major was over to supper to-n.ght auu I was readtuir htm a letter troiu ner wu?re?be wants me to go and * live with them In Texas, where they're gallavallng around and having Just the lite she loves, but the Major says I must tell her that I'm going to stop in Wilson and keep house for him, having a life interest In hia property and him too. Which leads me to remark, having set my mind onc't on alius living single, and getting along in years, that anybody can get married In this western country that wants to. I forgot to say there never was that dual big issue of the paper she was going to do. I was up to the office last night with the Major, and lonesome enough the old room looked, the moonlight streamiug through the dingy windows lalling in a wide silvery beam on the floor near where I see 'em that da)* picking up the little letters. I thought of her ana I couldn't hardly keep the tears back as I give one last look at the galleys, the paper and all, just as she lelt 'em. What a pride she took in it! but when love comes a womau's heart don't bold nothing else. >>ut Just the thought of one man. The Wilson Lariat's dead, and won't never be dug up, and I b'lieve arter all I'm chief mourner. The Witiy (filbert. MISS FORTESQl"ES REMINISCENCES OF the ENG LISII AUTHOR. From the New York Tribune. As much interest perhaps is taken In this country iu W.S. Gilbert as in auy living loreign dramatist. His witty sayings are almost as well known and the oddities of his peculiar disposition almost as frequently discussed here as In bis own country. But lalse estimates have probably been formed of a man wlio.se character is as original as his literary work, and thus it was that one ol Miss Fortesque's visitors found much to interest him in wnat she said the other day about the author of "Broken Hearts'' and "Pinafore." She has been an intimate friend of Mr. Gilbert lor a long time and talks of him with great admiration. "The idea of Mr. Gilbert," said she, which I fear is entertained by many who only know him by name, that lie is a hard and sometimes brutal cynic is absolutely false, as are most ideas of people whom we do not know. His is one of the kindest hearts that ever beat, but a clever bon-moi or a biting sarcasm is so irresistible to him that his brain is sometime iu advance of his heart, and he says a cruel tiling only to regret it a moment alterwurd. His bright sayings come as quick as a flash and apparently unconsciously. As I have said, however, lie is as kincily a man as one can imagine. His love for children and their attachment to him are wonderful. Nothing affords him so much pleasure as to give a big children's party at his house, and he is in his element when half a score or more of tiny creatures are clambering over him, pulling his whiskers and making ol him asortot overgrown doll generally. I remember at one of these parties there was a little girl who howled dismally and would not be comlorted. Uilbert reached over the heads of tlie sympathizing crowd, who had gathered around the woebegone iiiiaut, picked her up as one would a puppy by the back ol her little frock, and in two minutes she was last asleep on his shoulder. For the rest of tlio evening she remained there, slumbering peacelully, and he would not consent to lay ner down for a moment. "His way of working is as peculiar as all else he does. Descended from a line of seamen u?r lie is related to ihe Sir Humphrey Gilbert who was a companion oi ItaJeigh), he is devoted to the sea. and never works better than when cruising in his yacht. Quiet and solitude are essential to him, and lie therefore prefers to work at night. Formerly he used te smoke prodigiously, and some of his cleverest things are saturated, as it were, with cigar smoke. .Latterly, however, he has become quite a moderate smoker. He is erratic in his application to his desk. 'Pinafore' was written iu a couple of weeks, while 'Broken Hearts' cost him elgni mouths of application. But (hen the latter and 'Gretehen,' according to his own idea, contain the best literary work lie has ever done. Not that his operas receive slighting treatment at his hands, but he feels tuat they are 011 a different plane from his serious work, and he hates to be talked of only as a comic-opera writer. In preparing his work lor the stage there never was a more indefatigable worker. He has in liis study a liitie model theater, and here he studies out his scenes, arranging little blocks lor principals and supernumeraries. Then ne comes to the theater wi.h the business firmly fixed in his own mind, and never hesitates a moment as lie assigns to each his or her place in situation or tableau. He acts each part himseli, generally saying: 'There, I can't do it iuyseh, but you'll eaten my ide.i and do it ever so tuucu belter yourselL' He ol ten adds: 'That's only my idea; it you don't like it don't do it.' 1 need nardly add that his way is always the rig lit way. liehasuoear for music, but his metre is always correct. He gets Sir Arthur Sul.ivau to iium an air over, and liieu with a comical re-tuinte tum-te tuui' he gets tiie rhythm and never makes a mistake with his lyric. He is a good scenic designer loo, and always gives the ideas for the costumes. He lias in lad made a study 01 historical costumes and collects everything which iias a bearing on the subject. U11 a first night Gilbert is in tensely nervous and cannot stay ill-side tiie theater tor ten miuuies together. I11 lact so terribly nervous is he that alter tiie first night lie cannot bear to see a piece of his own from the front of the house, but s',ands in the wings when he wants to see how a piece is going." * ? A Turpentine Farm. HARVESTING THE FAMOUS PRODUCT OF THE georgia pines?llghtwood forests. From Hie At lair a Constitution. During a recent trip through southern Georgia ; I was most particularly struck with the varied < and general utility of the yellow pine tree, lleI sides, iL is a very peculiar tree in many respects. If you cut a girdle one inch deep continuously all around the tree it will die. Tiie circulation of sap seems to be between the wood and bark entirely, and the fleshy membrane, whi h is tiie medium ot circulation, is lough and leathery, separating readily from sap or bark. Let this be severed and tiie largest pine is killed. This sap contains a great ueai ol saccharine matter and sours readily, so that lermcutaiion during summer is transmitted irom tree to tree, the death ol one frequently causing tne death of quite an area around it. A "lightwood" or "pitch" pine Is about as solid aaer death as before. First the straw turns yellow and drops oil, than the barK is gradually cast aside, and finally all ihul softer shell ot recent growth, widen is called the sap portion ol the tree, and there is left a tree of resinous pine, with its roots embedded in the soil, and the storms ol many centuries may beat iu vain about its gaunt, skeleton-like form. These liglitwood trees are 01 vast u>e to ihe inhabitants. Tney make an underpinning lor buildings as solid as brick. There is nothing in i tiie worm superior as post material, and lor.tny j framework lout is constantly exposed to the i weather tt-is resinous pine is use l. It is impi-r! vious to water and never rots. Then Lney make | tar and charcoal of this liglitwood, besides its ; universal use as fuel. A turpeuijue .arm must br> seen to be appreciated. When a lann is lirsl pitched tiie boxes are cut one to three in a pine, according to size. ; The irees are counted into crops of so many thousand, and this is called a virgin crop. Tiie queer little gauge called a buck i? then brought to bear and a streak is cut above the box, which is simply a deep oval notch, pointing downward, so as to lead the gum which exudes into the box below. Tnese boxes are 111.tde to hold about a quart. This first run is as clear a* oil, and is the linest of all. After being dipped out with a paddle it is distilled, and the hard resin left is sometimes as white and clear as glass. It is very beautiful, and brings a good price in the great naval stores markets. Second year's gum is not as good in quality, but fully so in quantity. Third year's boxes,when the monthly , hackings have made the scar high up, are still pooier, and irom then on the crops hardly pay for working. Just about the roughest beings that ever cursed a country are some ol these turpentine negroes. They are paid by tiie box. ?1 to ?1.50 j per IOO for the box cutting, and furnished so ; much rations. The old ruie was a peck ol meal, seven pounds of bacon, and a quart ol syrup. Other provisions the darky must pay for himself. They are given shanties to live iu, and there, amid tilth and vermin, they sleep and eat. .Sometimes they wili get together nights and sing and preach and pray until alter midnight, and then, at the cail of the woodsman, they are up and going by early dawn. Saturday evenings at ihe siatiou they congregate, and where whisky is obtainable there are scenes of the wildest sort. That is what causes so many of those wire-grass counties to go dry. Liquor demoralized the laborers to such an extent that it was ruinous. There Is not so much money iu turpentine as there was five years ago, but men still manage to farm it. : Duplicate Wedding Presents. From the New York Sun. Niece (showing the wedding presents to Uncle George;?! wauled you to see them all, dear I, nele George, so that you won't send a duplicate. Duplicate wedding presents are so annoying , you know. Uncle George? 11-m! What's this? Niece?Thai's papa's check lor one thousand dollars. Isn't it lovely? Uncle George?Very. I intended to send the same tiling, but rattier than auuov vou with a duplicate present, I'll just make it five hundred. ? * Anxioun to be In at the Death. From the Chicago Tribune. "Brother Foster," said a southwestern Arkansas preacher, pausing in his sermon and addressing a member ot the congregation who occupied a bench near the door, "ihe boys over j iu that grove are making a good deal of noise and disturbing the lueeilug, 1 wish you would go out and stop them." Brother Foster went out and returned presently with the iulormulion that the disturbers were nol boys, but a lot ot meu from the county seat, who were hanging a horse ihief. * "Congregation's dismissed," said the preacher, grubbing his hat; "we will take uu the missionary collection next Sunday.-' A Clergyman in Trouble.?There wag a peculiar case before the Houston, Texas, conference of tne Methodist Episcopal cnurch south iu_ Knoxvule, Teun., Thursday. The Rev. J. F. Austin was on trial for baptizing ihe buuy 01 a dead woman, He claims that It was done at the request of the woman's relatives , but the conference charges that be has some crauity notions on the subject. The matter was reterred to a committee. . Sproulk Di es Protesting Innocence.?Robert Evan sproule was hanged at Victoria, B. C., yesterday morning al 8:lo o'clock for the murder 01 Tiiomas Haimnon in June, 1885, iu the Kooienay mines. The condemned man ascended the scaffold without a tremor and made a short speecn protesting hia Innocence. w jTroyalk >3 ||| ^AKlH*5 POWDER Absolutely Pure. Thi- tKiwder never varies. A marvel of puritv strength and wholesoraeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cam. Royal Baking PowkekCo.. lOU Wall street. N. Y. jtty .As We Ark MM MM a fW W U U FFF a CCO MMMM AA NN N U U F AA CO... 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It is absolutely harmless, and will effect a permanent and speedy cure whether the patient is a moderate drinker or an alcoholic wreck. It has been given in thousands oi cases, and iiv every instance a perfect cure has lol lowed. It nkveb vails. The system once impregnated with the Specific, it becomes an utter Impossibility lor the liquor appetite to exUt. Fob Sale by DR. S. F. WARE, EBB1TT HOUSE DRUG STORE, Corner 14th aud F streets; also, R. K. helphen ST1NE. corner 14th street aud Vermont avenue, Washington, u. C. Call or write for pamphlet containing hundreds of testimonials from the best women and men from all purta of the country. oci44-s.tu.th Miss J uliet Corson Says, In an articl? entitled "Family Livlngon $500 a Year:'" "Fuel for a cooking stove and two other fires, and lights, would cost about $S per month, provided COKE were used in cities," Ac. we are delivering crushed coke to any part of washington or georgetown? 40 Bushels for $3.70 26 Bushels for $150. coke not crushed? 40 Bushels for $2.90. 26 Bushels tor $2.00. washington oas light company, 411 and 41310th street DRY (|001>S. "AN III VV ISD B LOWS SOME I one some good,*' is again Illustrated by the fact that through the failure of a large Flannel manufacturing concern, who we?-e compelled to place their goods at auction, we were among the largest buyers and secured the bulk of thers.ock at prices that will enable us even at ibis time of the year, when Flannel* and Woolens should be on the increase, to sell you these goods at the prices annexed. red flannel. Regular 25c. quality for 20c. I?o. 30c. do. U5c., medicated. Da UitC. do. 3?tc., da Do. 46c. do. 37>*at da Do. 50a da 40a. do. Do. Oj^jc. do. 50c., do. Da 75c. da 65c., da FIREMAN'S RED TWILL FUNNEL 35a per yd. This Is decidedly cheap, being of superior quality and elegant finish?2 <-ln. wide?of course, all wooL PLAIN RED FLANNELS, all wool. 25c. quality lor 20c. per yard. 30c. do. 25c. do. ;jfic. da .'11 ?c do. 40c. do. 35c do. 5t(c da 4(>a da 70c. do. 60a da IN WHITE FLANNELS We run grades from 10c. up to $1.25 per vard Our leader is our 25c. quality. This is all wool and elegant quality. RED SHAKER FLANNELS. Our 3(>c. quality we are selling for 25a per yard. Our 00c. do. da do. 50a do. Our $1.25 do. do. do. $1 da WRITE SHAKER FLANNELS. 30c. 30-ln. wide, worth 37W' per yard. 37MSC- 30-in. wide, worth 45c. per yard. 40c. 33-iu. wide, worth 50c. per yard. 50c. 36-in. wide, worth jier y.ird. Regular 75c. grade sell now for C'JUc. per yard. Do. K5c. do. do. 75a da Da $1.,25 do. da $1 do. ALL OUR FINE FLANNELS ark WELL SHRUNK Now. whether you are in quest of these goods or not at the present time, you do yourself an inexcusable injustice by not buying now. for these goods are cheap and will not again be offered at such prices. We also carry a full line ol Ballard Vale Flannels in all the different grades. SKIRTING FLANNELS. 2*4 yards wide, in Red and Black and Gray and Black Stripe, - 1.00 per yard. Also, the Plain. Gray, Brown and Blue, at prices ranging trom 10c. up to 50c. per yard. About 50 pieces leit of that Cashmere Twilled Flannel, 27-lu, wide, all woo!, in l.ight and Navy Blue, Pink and Brown. We shall continue running them at 30c. per yard. These goods are worth 50a per yard. JERSEY FLANNELS. A beautiful line of odd patterns and beautiful contrasted stripes, at 50a per ya . really worth 02i^c. Uder Down, in all the delicate tints, suitable for Wrappers and < 'hildren's Coats. A full liueof Embroidered Flannels. Flannel Department first floor. lansburgh ?fc bro., ONE PRICE DRY GOODS HOUSE OUR BOOK DEPARTMENT IS NOW OPEN. All Books sold at less than publishers'prices. All the latest literary productions. All Juvenile and Indestructible Books. All I unular Monthlies. In order to enabl.- those that have not the opportunity to secure the Books they need or wish to buy for the holidays, we will upon a - m ill deposit lay aside and keep in good condition any i.ook or set of Books, and deliver them when wanted. YOUR NAME ENGRAVED ON A COPPER PLATE AND FIFTY CARDS PRINTED THERE FROM FOR 86a L A N!t N cSSo L AA NN N g 8 L A A N N N SSq """ L AAA N NN ? g ? LLLL A A N NN ?SS8 BBB U U RRR TGU It n BR UU RU no HH BBB U U RRR CJ HHH b B UU RR G GO HH BBB UU K R UUO U U AA BBB RRR OO 44 BB RROO AAA BBB RRR O O A At B B R R O O ... ?, AAA * BBB R B OO Z oc29 420-422- 424-4*26 7TH ST. Dress Goods _A.xd Striped Velvets. Beautiful DRESS GOODS, from 12^. 15, 25a to $1. A full line of STRIPED VELVETS. 24 inch, $1.25; reduced from $L 76: Just bought. A be imiful stock of DRESS CORDUROY, all colors, very desirable. One Cr.se C4iuch 'HOMESPUN, all colors, 25a worth 37V.|C Beautiful shades of RHADAME SILKS. $1, $1.25. All Colors Quilted ITALIANS and SATINS, 50. 75 $1. A large lot REMNANTS of BLACK and COLORED SILK - to be slaughtered. 50O Pairs BED BLANKETS. $1.25. $1.75, $2.50. $3, up to $10. A lull stock LAP ROBES, $2.50 to $10. OUR ENTIRE STOCK AT VERY LOW PRICES. JOHNSON & LUTTRELL. oc28 713 Market Space. ON MONDAY. OtTOBER 25TII, Will open a New Stock <>f Goods at 317 Oth st.n.w., consisting of F' ne Mohair Plush Carriage Lobes, oliair Goods for Furniture. Plain, Crushed and i.mbossed Plushes, Piano and Table Scarls. Mohair Astraclian Cloaking*, Fir Pillows and other Fancy Goods made rom Mohair. Smyrna Hugs, Common Carriage Rob s, Blankets, ?fcc , <tc. Great bargains in a fine lot of Mohair . emnaius, suitable for covering luruiture. sofa pillows, >vc., <jca oc23-2w* JOHN WATERHOUSF.. Agent. BBB A U U ALU MM m CSSC B B AA II U M M M M ' g ? BBB A A U U M MM M &8SC B B AAA U U M M M K g BBB A A UU M M M btJSs U U PPP II II OO I. UUPPHHOOL U U PPP HHH O O L UUP HHOOL UU V U U OO LLLL KSSo TTTT FEB RRR Y Y s 8 T K R R Y Y aSS^ T F,K RRR YY K 2 T K R R Y SS * ebb R R Y DDD FEB PPP ? TTTT DDE P P " T D D FE PPP T D D K P T _ DDD KBB P T . There are a great many ladies in Washington who do not know that we have an Upholstery department, as we have only TWO SHOW WINDOWS, and cannot possibly give all our departments justice; but if you would pay a visit to this department it would be to YOUR BENEFIT. r.nd you would be surprised to see what an Upholstery floor we have. We huve goods all styles and prices, from the cheapest to the finest, which consists of Silk Portieres, Smyrna Rugs, Turcoman Portieres, Felt Rugs, Tapestry Portieres, Ingrain Druggets, Lace Curtains, Brush Mats, Comforters, Blankets, Quilts, and other goods, which are too numerous to mention, for !f we did we would have to charge extra prices to pay for the extra space of advertising. We mention a tew items only: PORTIERES. Fine Chenille Poitleres, solid centers, 3^a yards long, $8.50 a pair. Chenille Portieres, 2 yards wide, 4 yards long, very handsome, $20 a pair. Very heavy Turcoman Tapestry Dado, Oriental pattern, $7.75 a pair. A nice Turcoman Portiere, full size, $3.50 a pair. LACE CURTAINS. A beautiful side border, taped edge, in white and ecru. $1.10 a pair. A heavy Russian border, twilled thread, in white and ecru, $1. 0 a pair. A heavy rich design, 4 yards long, 1%? yards wide, $4.85 a pair. An Imitation Madras Curtain, 3^ yards long, $1.98 a pair. RUGS. Art squares, 3x3 yards, (cheap at $12.) $S. Smyrna Rugs, large size. $5.6a Velvet Rugs, yards long, $1.48. Skin Rugs, in all colors, $1.18. BLANKETS. As a cold wave Is liable to reach us at any moment, we think it advisable for our patrons to avail themselves of this opportunity before advance ol prices. Our renowned German Blanket, $2.60 a pain A 10-4 Gray Blai*et, $2.2f> a pair. A 10-4 heavy all-wool Blanket,$238 a pair. A 11-4 very heavy Blanket, extra value, $4.75 a pair. A 11-4 extra heavy CaUlornia Blanket, $5.50 a pair. COMFORTS Silesia Comforter, all colors, beat white wadding, $2.40. Turkey Red Comforter a bargain, $L50i Large size, good Calico, $L00. An extra heavy Medallion, qulltod; $3?7& BBB A V U MM MM - sSSBB AA UU MMMM" ?5 D M U IYS 5 ; OC25 7TH. 8TH AND D STREETS. WTT TJTOUHTON A CO.. XjL* JUL 1214 F St. n. W? Dealers In Wall Papers aud w uidow We are receiving daily the new patterns Iter Fall trad*. ee24-3m i|fc , , j ;: -V. 'i . . LADIES' GOODS. LADIES: I WILL OPEN. NOVEMBER 1ST. A NEW lot of Japanese Dei-oral ve Fans, scrolls, Paraaol*, Mala. Ac. Also. New Tovi. in great vartetv?ei;dle~s variety: Scrap Picture* N. w XmasCurd* Transfer* for Silk: Gold Paint J rench Tlesue and Fancy Colored l*aier?; Ollt, silver and Lace Korderv a flit lino of "Favors Am tbe German" and Projrresalve Kwchre Prtees: Materials for Paper Flowers, Mats. Ac. (Ie-?sons lOr-eots): sheet Music, 6 cent*; studies for Painting: Children's Books and <}ames; Xmas . ree ornaments. Ac.. Ac WONDERS Foil (HI i DRKS J. JAY GOULD, 421 9th st, near Pa. eve., between D and E St*. oo3U-3ui MME. HYATT. 529 13 N. W.-Suits for La<Jles and Children, S3 and #,"> up: tatialactlon guaranteed. RECEPTION UKKNSES, TAILOK-MADE SUIT-> and WEDDING TROUsftK xUK a Specialty.oc8o3w* Maa Mi J? Hunt, 1309 F 8T. N. W.. Haa on exhibition a complete and choice selection ot IMPORTED BONNETS AND BOUND HATS, also those of her own design, to which she calls special attention. No regular opening day. oc23 Madame a v. lefranc.kionorth howard st. Baltimore Md. Dresses and Wraps in French sty.es .New modi-is received every week. Fine Imported Trimmings. oc'iii-'ini* M~VTKANeT 50711TH ST. N. W-CO Its ETC made to order. A i>erfect fit guaranteed Als.i. a full line of Shoulder Braces, Reform WalMs. French Cornets and Bustles. Corset* latinderied. selS-2in? MME R VAN RECTH. BEGS TO ANNOUNCE that she has removed her Dressmaking l'arlorto 15H4 1 st-n.w., near the Arlington hotel, formerly 72b 17th st oc 10 The Fedora Dress Shields Are recommended by the leading Dressmakers. They are absolutely impervious. aultteo-3m* J# C. Hutchinson, importer Complete Assortment MILLINERY, CLOAKS, JACKETS, DRESS TRIMMINGS. BUTTONS LACES, ASTRACHAN, PLUSHES, AC LOWEST PRICES GUARNTKKDl FOSTER KID GLOVES. $1 Per Pair, and Upward, Every pair fitted and warranted 907 Pennsylvania ave. 7 lrevlse. Paris. ocll M RS. .A.# I^ONOVAN, 904 F STREET. A choice and complete stock of FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY. FRENCH PATTERN HATS. Also, those of our own design, at tbe low est possible prices. ocll Madame chaffiot. 1122 19TH st. Curtains and l.aces, nlauUCaps and Robes, line work of all kinds, done up in the best ticnch Style. oc5-lm? Mme V ON JjRANDIS. MomsTE. Formerly with lord A lay lor. New York; Win. Barr A Co.. St l.ouis. Mo. Suits made at the shortest notice. superior fitting, reasonable prices, and satis.action guaranteed. Evening Dresses. Bi uial ,T' osseaus a specialty. 92Q 14th st. between I and K SEAL GARMENTS DYED ANI? ALTERED Into the new and fashionable visite and jacket shapes. Furs repaired. Mulls made. At Miss CUNNINGHAM'S. Ulo Sth st. n.w. No sign- sV!4 Mrs. k. mccafferty*s bonnet and FRAME FACTORY, formerly 1109 F st.. has moved to northeast corner ol llth and G streets. Has all the latest tail styles 111 bonnet, and hat irarnes. ae8-4m MISS ANNIE K. HI MPHKRY, 430 TENTH STREET NORTHWEST. Makes Corsets to order in every style and material, and guarantee- |>erfeet lit and comfort HER SPECIALTIES AREFrench Hand-made L ndercloiliitig, Si en 110 Underwear and finest imported Hosiery. Patent Shoulder Braces and all Dress Hefcrm Goods. French Corsets and Bustles. Children's Corsets and a $1 Corset (..Miss H.'s owu makei that for the price is unsurpassed. N. B.?1- ri-neh. German and Spanish spoken. mrl4 J^RENCH DYEING. SCOURING AND DRY CLEANING ESTARLISHMENT, iwr, NEW YORK AVENUE NORTHWEST Event 11st Dre-ses. Laces. Lace Curtains. Crape Veils Feathers, Kid Gloves. Flannel an J Pongeeour specialty Gent's Garments Dyed, Cleaned and hepsired. I-alies Dresses Dyed and Cleaned without ripping. ANTON 4 Caroline LERCH, lormerly Willi A- Fischer auJ Maison Vriesc. Kue 111 voile. I'aris. .ad GENTLEMEN'S GOODS. jELLERY'Su hats and gents furnishings. In all the Latest Novelties in WINTER UNDERWEAR. NECKWEAR HOSIERY AC. Shirts to order, 6 for $12. A perfect fit guaranteed ELLERY'S, 1337 F street, oc8 Opposite the Ebbitt House. SEWLNG MACHINES, &c.~ rpHE WHITE IS KING! THE ACMEOF FEB X lectiou in the category of sewing Machines. A concentration and condensation 01 mechanical ^euitis and skill, 'l he range 01 work can not be excelled, it is a thing ot beauty and a joy lorever. Call and seeital J. F. McK KJ> NhY'S. 4*7 nth st n.w. J. B. RICHMOND, .Manager. Machines of ull kinds tor saie >r rent First-class repairing done Also, Central Office lor The L inversal Patterns. See them uiyZi PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS FOR SLATE. Cilice of Building for State. \\ ar and .Navy Departments. Washi.nuion. D. C? Oct. _9th. lt>-?& Sealed Proposal- ior .urnishiug and deJVenug iloor fla^s. backs a:.d pariitioiis 01 black siatc at ilie'bui dingior state. War and Navy departments, at U i.shin^ton, D. C., will be received at this office until TWLLVE M., 011 WEI i.Nh -i AY, 1I12 TEN I H DA V < >F NOVEMBER, IHSti. and oj>ened immediately thereatter in presence of bidders, S, ecifications. geto rai instructions to bidders and b.auk'loruis of proposal u ni be furui-hed to estal>lisiie<l manufacturers and dealers on application to this office. THOS. Ll NCOLN CASEY. oci:n-30-nl-2-8-9-0t Col. Corps of Lug rs. >RUPoSALS FOR LUMBER. ~ Oihce 01 Building for State. Wura..d Navy l eparuu; nts. Washington. D. C.. October _?>tli. ISsd. Sealed Proposals lor itirnis ins and delivering imn.ediately llo.uoo feci of Pine Culls and 4.CHMJ K-et of Selects i~i the site ot the Building for .-tlate. War and Navy Departments in this city, will be received at this office until 1WELVE M. 011 FRIDAY, the F.FT1I DAY OF NOVEMBER. 1S8?, and opened Immediately thereafter in presence ot biuders. - pec.ticaliuns. general instructions to biddeis and blank forms ol proposal will be lurnished to established iumb'-r dealers 011 app.it alion to this otlice. THoS. LINCOLN CASEY oc20-27-28-29-n4-5-Ot Coi. Corps of itngineers. THE TRADES. OITOG. FABt.lt, GOLD AN ^ t> LVER PLA'l i-.R. Repairing of Jewelry. Fancy Bronze ornaments and Silver Ware Upstairs, over coal office, 1114 Pa. ave. OclO-lm* KIDMAN A WARNESON, Book-binders, l'aper-rulers, and Blaa< Book Mauutaciurer*. ocl3 420 and 422 llth st n.w. 1 IBSON BROTHERS f PRACTICAL BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. l'_ote Pennsylvania avenue \\ ashuigton, D. JL A line Frinuua a specially. Jala ATTORNEYS, 0 PRENTISS NUTT, OF MISSISSIPPI, O- A . TOR.\EY-AT-LAW, 1416 F st. Practices in all the Couits and t>e(>artments. and beloret ongress. oc5-?m* VAMPBELL- CARRINGTON, ATTORNEY-AT j Law. Barbour Law Building. 490 l.outsiaua ave Washington, D. C. Residence, lais H st n.w. apS-Om 1L MILLER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Rooms 2 and 4. Guntou Law Building, 47- Louanaiia aveuus. Residence. 813 T st n.w. luiutf IS ew Depot. BEST GOODS. FAIR PRICES. Jos. Schlltz Brewing Co.'a MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER and Palmer's Premium GINGER ALB. LEMON SODA, Ac Depots: 015 to 023 D street southwest Telephone 4SO. 1224 29th street northwest. Telephone 454. OCl6 SAMUEL C- PALMER Rational ^MUTUAL LITE association. No. 1420 F street, Washington. D. G JOHN W. DREW, Agent for District of Colombia. Omen*: President. W.W. Dudley, ot Bateman A Ca,bankers. Vice President, John H. Magruder, grocer. Medical Dli ector, Ralph Walsh. M. D. General Manager, trank J. Tibbet*. Treasurer, Geo. H. R While, cashier National Metropoliuui KunK Secretary, John & BealL Real Estate, of Adams 4k Brail. Counsel, Chap In Brown. Consulting Actuary, Chaa T. WseterfiekL oclS-lm ISattler Co, Baltimorb1 topi mors 01 the old and well known PICKWICK CLCB WHISKY, have a large stuck mother hue Rye Whlrklw, whieh ihey oOerlew.iii boadorttee. arU HQUSEFUKN1SHINGS. lloCH ESTER XjAMPS. We here Just rwlv?) * new supply of these ?1?11 I^mpu in Brass, NKau j And ADllquf 5Uv (r. CAHPKT SWEEPERS. The "IVrfjction." S3. The "Su ertor." S-S .'HV Th?- 'Ii.sm'II tJrand." large. (14 V) lb* ?n<* "weepers umde. and everyone warranted to give entire saustadiou. WIIHIRTI] A EDMOXSTON. China and Glass Importers. _ oc^? 1205 Pennsylvania ave. Je R LEPREUX. ^1. LEPREUX. Formerly King A Lepreux. 1am with P.Hanson PAPER HANGINGS We wb.h to call your attention to onr larre and complete stock of l*ai>er Hanglnc* and to our Price*. < 0111 pare them with upto* u price* Uc. Imboual Oiit*. *HK". oOc. tilltn, 40c. 1.k' \\ hlte IJH.1. iwiur. VJfltfi.. and 1-^Vx Brown Baclc Pain-rs. lOc. Respectftilly. J. R. lepreux A BRa, y21-0w* ftOK 7thstreet southwest Wall Papers. FRESCOING. STAINED glass. upholstery goods, P. HANSON HISS A (XX, 815 15th street. Cold AVeatiihr Is Coming, and when you start to select a H EATINO and OOOK1NQ STOVE, be sure to call and Inspect the largest assortment ever shown In this city. Also LATRi IBIC& Brick set RANGES, FURNACES, SLATE MAXTELS. Ac., in i:reat variety. In TIN" WAltKnekeep the finest quality, which costs very littie more than the common, a call solicited. W. & JENKS * CO.. oc5 717 7th Stbket N. W. W? H. Houghton & Co, 1214 F bnut N. W. fai.l announcement. During next week we offer a special sale of Imported Rugs at a reduction ot 1U per cent for cash Our line of Bedroom Furniture, we think, has been selected w iLli care, suiuc ot which was specially made tor us. :-ee our $65, 3 pieces. Antique Oak Suite. One suite ou'y left. see our $85 Butternut Suite. See our s^lso sycamore suite. Sold In New York and Philadelphia for DU25. Set* our JaiuiOKaiiy suites, frnm $140 to $'J5t). The above are a few sj? < tally good suites, and will only need this uotice lo sell tliem. lace curtain" department. Were never sold at such low ligures as at the prenent time. Our Scotch Curtains, selling from $:t.50 to $7 per pair, are 40 per cent cheai>er litis ye.tr than last. will need only for you to !<>ok and examine, as we do not wisii to boast lor ourselves?you come and look, and we will let you d>> that tor us. Our assortment of UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS Single-faced Linen Velours. a>2.25. all colors. Si.k and Wool 1> mask. 9- ">o to 9,4. Spin siiks and Tai??-triea, tioc. to $11 per yd. Art Damask Jute, 75c. Jap.> 11 -lUs. IKK.*. up. Anioren. S'-2.'-5. Printed Velours, $0. Br-jcudes, all prices* Our reputation is \-ery good In this department, and we solicit you locall and see for yourself. Furnilure Reupholslered, i/rapery Cut and Huug In proper trim ou short uotice. Having a lar^e force of workmen, we shall trv and be pr?.mpt and execute any order left iu our charge wan dispatch. References will be furnished on application. oc^ni w. 11. HOUGHTON A CO. To Housekeepers. We respectfully Inform Housekeepers that we are now prepared to luriilsb, in large or small quaulilies, CHI.S A, crockery, glassware, cutlery. FINE PLATED WARE, And all kinds KITCHEN UiLNslLSof the best class. Our goods were never better or cheaper than thev are this season. M. W. BEVER1DOE, se-.V3m No. loot# I'enn. ave. Carpets. Carpets. Carpets, Do you intend buying a new Carpet this Fail? It you haven't given It a thought listen lo a lew L.cls: Carpets were never so HaNDsoJIL OR PRICES AS l.OW as tney A RE NOW. Moi.ey saved is mouey made. Come and see our stock. We will take pleasure In showing you our line of Ingrain, Tapestry, Body Brussels. Velvets, \loquette ana Wilton Carpets. Lugs, Art squares. Oil c.otli and a beau.ilul .me ot L pliolstery uoods, with pu e > iuw as lUc luntm See ihe Templ.toii Parquette Carpet iuru.iure al Uie lowest casli price*. w. h. hoek e, se21 801 Market space. (jtood ews1 (jtood ews! FROM cp.ogan's installment house. For all in eednf FURNITURE.CARPETS, ST' >VES at.c HOUSI>FURNISHING tiOODS iu cei.eral. as no one nevsl ue without a weit-iuruislied home because iue> Lave uol the casu lo spare. We uvieriuiiied to kuock the bottom out of high prices, ana win sell goods on installments AS CHEAP AS THEY CAN BE BOUGHT ELSEWHERE FOR CASH. And we'mfke this extraordinary offer thv customer* can make their own terms 111 regard to payments. Come aud see the largest store iu the United States. Come and see the largesl and modi varied atocaL lo select lrom. Come after yon have nosW. yourselves on prices, and terms elsewhere, and we will guarantee you that crogan's installment house, (THE OLD RINK), ON NEW YORK AVENUE. BETWEEN 13TH AND 1*TH STREETS N. W., Is the place you were looking for. I'oiw ml be convinced thai wtiat we sax are lac is aud uo humbug We report, come aud make your owu terms?at je!8 CROGAN'S FINANCIAL. DoRAN & WRIGHT Co. (LIMITED.) BROKERS, Offices: COR. SEVENTH AND F STREETS, AND KELLO&U building, washington, U C., 10 wall street. stocks, oil, grain, and provisions. Private w ires Chicago and New York. Reprt sentatlvos on New \ ork filOrk, Oil, And Product Lxcliiuiges, and Chicago Board oi Trade. ocb-lcuo I RINCE ifc "VV HITELY. STOCK lilUJtY M Broadway, 1 _ ? l^^i Fifth avenue./K*w ^ ork 639 15lli bUeel tcorconui BuiMUng), Wagnl ?<toa. PRi \ AlJi Si UCk i'Jii.tuKAPii WiiliM Bkiu at_v WASH IKliToN, BALTlJuoiti^, PliILADJ^LPHlA NEW VtJKiv, BOaTuN, otc. OUitkAL PaHTMABS. jambs wbhillt ii. ciiukb ouut Maykakd C. EVKK. Hesky h. lxmofc, WaahiiiKton, D. cl Willi a* R. Tkavkiu. special Partner. Buy mid sell ol uouaiiistuou aii 1 inmni 01 tUUlwar Securiuea. h. h. dodge, Resident Partner Quotations of Stocks and Bonds and Information regarding the markets received through our wires Instantly, direct lrom the New York Stock Exchaug* A11 orders executed and repotted promptly. iel Hath Hai& now beady. our fall and winter styles derby hats AJfD soft hats, of All Qualities In All the hew shapes and colors. silk dre8b hats at $&. $6. $8. cassixere dress hats. Latest Novelties lor Men and Boys ta cloth and' corduroy hats and caps. traveling hats and caps. canes and umbrellas. james y. davis* sons, 621 Penna. ave. _ km~ Das notice will be kItsb of opening o< oar Nasr tore, b.w. corner Psnna. are. and 12th sl store S'il PeansyiTania aTeone lor rent and BdUiac Car saia. irM ? iHkirii m FAMILY SPPPLIKS. s TWKMltTU-HTRl ET MAREET, . . 7 JO JUlfc *tr#et. I h? N<*? Of u.ti^ IB outline. Tt?* Basot Salt S*! P"*nto lu oritrr. oclb-Im* vfM. LINEINS A HOK ^ KW J 10^ KW CuUAKTI, NEW RAISINS, NEW CITRON, NEW CATCH MACKEREL. NEW CATCH CREAM CODFISH, j NEW N. V. *TATE BVCKWHEAT, /' NEW WHITE CLOVER HONEY, pure Vermont maple htbit, From C>>ld Norn.', M lire aad tr??h flavored as tBa new In spring time Try it * C I. KAMKK\ Bl 11 HU? (^holcf m It In pnwlble to [fudliOii l^Uv Very iu?jdermi%. t??S~" *"* ***"> CM mw'i tmportable mJwi,ebrmtP<1 CHHKbE, p?e-titc CliEUsE. lmXT7 *Dd N>W York HUl1* CREAM , ELPH0N20 YOCNOS Company. J*1? *m *?> 01. bot D and M. N OTIC* TO GROCERS AND HOUSEEEEPEBS BEWARE or ANT IMITATION OP OOO F.EB RRR FEB .IV. C 0 K RRR g * ? O ER KRR KB %Ba ??oo? ilu U Eu O ; THE CELEBRATED MINNESOTA PATENT PROCESS FLOUR. It S wlfhont a donht tha mont Rr.tOTiraL and tbo most NrrKtTlorn Flour lu the World. 1 lie Miliars have not only the most perfrrt Mill. contain micas It aoesall Uie most Improved Mshuiery In vented up to the present time iHn the.v produce * Hour L'N?t KHAiviiLt> by any uilll in the world. IV? prove that, we would simniy state HuU a larnv uuanlily of thu magnificent Flour In shipped auiiiuali)' to Eurono aud tmutu at the principal Courts ol uie old vorhL HOWEVER I.lk? everything else that has gained renown, ?oms person or persons are Irving U> take advantage of tuo reputation It baa trained by imitating iu? Name and oiaud. and attempting thereby U> paiiu oil an aile ikor arikli tor Uintruuiun THEREFORE. Be mn and m to It that cither oacko ov bArrtli road "CERE*" < and havo the Imprint of TWO GOLD MEDALS attached. Monegouuiue without the two gold medal* WM. M. O ALT A ca. Wholeoale Flour and tirain Dealer* N -A.s 1* O O L E , WHOLESALE AN D RETAIL GROCER, *H4 Louisiana avu n. w? Soi.k Aoknt For THE CALIFORNIA PATENT ROLLER PROCESS FLOUR. Thin Flour for Family use lias no superior. I am now receiving choice varieties ol Potatoes, w hich arc coming In very free y, and hotiM*kee|>ero will do well to lay In their stock, as I bardlv think tliey will be lower this season. I have a hue line of Apples, U rapes, sweet Oranges and Lemuns. Also, a full line .it choice UROCF-KIICS. tn <|Uantiti?* to suit, at >\ holesale prices, lor cash only, Dutty's l*ure Oder Viuegar a specialty. Politeness and Fair Dealing may be Relied Upon. GOODS DELIVERED Kill K. Money returned il goods are not satisfactory. Only FINE ELGIN CREAMERY MUTTER Bold here. oclS N. A. POOLE, 044 1a ave. n w. PIANOS AND ORGANS. ( illICEERIMi. PIANOS TO RENT ON EAsY _> H A HUMAN, norms or instalments. MK1NWA1, Tuning, Reiiairtnic and Mo\ tug. HAINES IlKOS'. \\.?, Mtl/.I.KOTT A Ol. AMI Ol HI II | oc?l-Vlru No. HiKi i enu. tra C_F 1 \\ ILD I >R<*v 1 "Wt Till 01. 11 W. Eslabitslieil 1SH4 1 I f I ? Kra.iii h A il?. h Piuiios are unrivaled. Newhy .V Evans and W ctcr 11 r ov. the Ix-st medium grade. tJally's wonderful self-playtnff Instrumeutu Reliable new triple, unison L prigbl Pianos for S17& ocltJ Decker BTti?s. pianos " A KE IDEA L 1N >T RUM FNTS Exquisitely tiuislu-d. tiiechaiii-iu p?-rfeci in every detutl, tone niH^uiliceut, rich alid rcMiiiant. with ^.reot singing quality. SA NLlEita d s I AYAiAN, w ,4-lin MSd 1- -t 11.w. ^>TE\ oIKiAVv s.Y l-s FOR PARI/JR AND CHAPEL Also clsnduril olyieslor Library, iwawiug lu<omaud School use. Keasouab e p ices, i-usy terms SANUttta JC s. AYMAN. ocl4-lm W U F hL n w. 0 j^MSCHER PIANOS. Fine tone, splendid workmanshtp, un>ur(iaas<*<l for durability; prices reasonable. sANuEKb A STAY MAN, ocl4-lm U;I4Km.u.?. I .CON DH AND Pi AN OS Of various makers for sale ut prices ranging from $6# upwards Easy uiuulhl, pavmenuSA.NDtKs A ST A YM AN. oc!4-lm UMI'ilu.*. USIC IjOVERS AN J MUSICAL" students are invited to examine oar fine mock of Um malt bless Decker Bros. 1'iauos. tor rent and ooid , ou accoiumoua.lug turuii SANDERS A STAY MAN. ocld-lm U.U F st. ilw. rp 1 At 'ill Its OF-M LSI trARI IN Vl'l ED I'd X call and Ketone of our HANDY BO ?Ks. designed specially tor the use Ol tin musical ur.jie-M. 11. bANDi ltij Ol sTAY MAN, ocH-lni M.14 E sl u w. T\T L HAVE TTTE LEADING T> PIANOS AN 1> OKliANS. PIANOS EOlt RENT. OLD IN STRUM EN Is TAKEN IN EXCHANGE. I I'NINO AND RKPAIRINU. Reasonable prices am* acKsimmodHliu^ terms. HAN EK> A 1 A Y MAN. tJARVIs BUTLER in charge) ocH-1 til t#:l4 F t. n w. LA ROE ASS^>RTM i- NT Or St C< 'ND HAND square, Urund and Upriulit P.ANO.-S, some ' nearly i.ew all lully v\arraiile<i. of all ualei For sale iiotii ?k'j to *10 per month. W. O METZEP.OTT <!t Ol., ocl'2-lm 9(13 I'eun. ave., door irom Mlh sC I tiO WORCH * W26 7th st Jf. S"., bole Aitenls lor the In rivalled SOHMEK PI AN* is. and dealers In Musical Instruments, Sheo4 Music and Music Books. lOO.tMMI copies ot 5 ami lOceui sueel Music P.ainjs and ilrgaiis to Rent. oc4-Am HALLF.T A DAVIS' UPRIGHT PIAN??H UNequaled at every desirable poiul. lb?*e marvellous iiistruinents lia\ e won the tiist plais-In the hearts ol mtisicians all over the world. Bun 110 oiher piauo until you have seen these. New styles. Now opeuliig at SU Will st. 11.w. aplO JtiDWARli 1? J3roOP, 936 PENNSYLVANIA AVFNTE. Sole Ac< nt for Stetnwav A Sons, oabier Dicker A Son. Marshall A Wendell. Halletl A i uiiiMoii wnl other I'uuios. Slewing Organs, Music and Musical Merchandise. Instruments sold on monthly payuieiitt. Exchanged, Rented, 'iuued. Repaired. Moved, stored I and shipped. New uiid second-hand Pianos ol other makes always lu stock at low tigures. Telephone. 341-2 )ei> R K Kit N A BBR F.RB KK NN N AA RBE EE N N N A A BBB EB EE N NN AAA B B K _ E E N MM A A U-U KKB PlAHO IT OEIH A UN EQUAL ED IN TONE TOUCH. WOBEM AMSHIP and durability. Second-hand Pianos at all prlcoa PIANOS FOB RENT WM. ENARE A OX jnyg SI 7 Market Swaaa Do Not Purchase Un'II You h?* The ^<s. mj KMERSON PIANO. firfW A thorouch'y tirst-ctaa Instrument at a 1 * ? dium price, over 41.t#uu now tu use. Se oud-haud Pianos and Organs at prices from SIS to $15U. sold ou aiuall monthly paynn nu. Largest assoruuent of Flve-oent Music in the city. Hi'-NKY EBl-KBACH, ap24 9L5 F stroeL KAKAUEK AND C. D PEASE*OJ._ 71 Pianos. Burdett Organs The lniifr| reasouable-pricc t'lanos. Rem. tuning, rir' ? ? pair, at U. tL EL'HN'S. 4QT ItWi m. u.w flS DENTISTRY. Dr. s. l sixjrT. deCiimT. oeeick vj?7~? STREET N.W. Crowning and Preoervatloa of Natural Tooth ocS-lm A specialty. R. STARR PARSCJNS, OUR. VTU AND EN.W. Filling a opoondty: mia. tho cure ol toothacna without extracting. A local onowhSlc. uood on iM gums, alleviates pain 01 extrautlng. osai given, apld TYK. TTM7TALBOTT. DEHTIBT A87 7TM ST. Ui 1^^!rrM-I^ru^- | wofA ??????? rpM aUXCDBP TOITSfc ^ ^ ^ Ywe3oV,Wle *^^CHAK