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DOWN TOWN CLUB
Where Busy Men Enjoy the Daily
EOOI IN TIE AND lONEY
A Center of Interest Where Com
mercial Leaders Meet.
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
years ago it occurred
to two or three of
active business men
that life is short; art
. .. .. .Is long, time is
money, and that a
number of old-fash
ioned adages to the
same effect were just
then peculiarly ap
plicable to their
present case and sit
uation. They real
ized that a certain fraction of the working
time of each day was practicaly wasted
in struggles with indifferert food at lunch-.
eon, involving extravagance of time.
money and digestion. They began to con
sider the possibility of devising some plan
of both satisfying their appetites and en
gagement lists, and as a result -the or
garization known as the Down Town Club
was formed, almost without a prototype
in this country.
It was fortunate that at just about
this season the Washington Loan and
Trust Company building, at the corner of
F and 9th streets, was drawing near to
completion, and by a happy thought the
two facts were united and the new club
ins A. soon as possible installed in the
most ideal quarters. The club is still
there, and will probably remain as long
as it and the building exist. Both being
constructed of the most solid and sub
stantial materials there is no thought that
they will Itot'become landmarks together.
the orne of the architectural stability of
Washington and the other of the pecu
liarly delightful social foundation that is
at the base of Washington's business en,
The jown Town Club is in itself really
little nore than a restaurant run for the
exclusive use of certain men who have
banded themselves together in order to
obtain the advantages of good surround- I
ings at meal time and an excellent cuisine
not accompanied by threats of bank- I
ruptcy. It is now composed of two hun
dred and seventeen members, and the roll
is practicaly a condensed business direc
tory of Washington. Every profession
and line of- business is represented. The
requisites as to membership are not un
reasonably strict, and any person of good
standing, in the community known to a
member of the board of governors can be- I
come a member of the club after surren
dering the usual initiation fee of $10. This
fee and the monthly dues of $2 each are
required to meet the current expenses of
the club, such as rent, clerk hire and other
attendance, and the prices charged for
,Xetls are.as.near .the actual cost as it is
possible for prices to be.
Principle of Co-operation.
In this way the club, being co-operative,
is enabled, by abandoning all profits, to give
the greatest possible return to its members
for the least passible expenditure. This, of
course, attracts a good many men, but it is
a curious fact that in the hard times that
have recently swept over Washington, along i
with the rest of the commercial world, 1
there has been a slight falling off in the I
membership, as club expenses are among
the first items of luxury to be cut off by
business men in a financial stress of
But there are advantage!s other and great- o
er than those of economy and gastronomy I
that attract the doctors. lawyers, mer
chants, Journalists, clerks and other repre
- entatives of the business world to the
tenth .tory of the Loan and Trust building
at ali times between the hours of 8 in the
rrornting and S at night. At lunch hour the
Down Town Club is practically a great
business clearing house for the city of
WVashington. It is no exaggeration to state
that some of the most important business
transactions of the capital dluring the last
fbur years have been plannell, discussed
and consummatel over the lunch tables of
this popular organization.
It is about the only place in the city
where bu.sines mnir can meet at meal time
and talk ovr mmeilmatesi per
In t he Li... s Ituom.
feet peace and comfort. and in the security
of not be-ng overheard. Again, it is most
convenient for the comnmerctal leaders of
the city to have a place where they can feel
quite at home. ard can be reasonably cer
tain of meeting there every day a great
majority of the men with whom they have
constant business relations. As one of the
members said the other dlay, it is very un
usual for the lunch hour to pass without
his tind'n~g in the rooms of the club one or
more members with whom he has important
engagements. and whose prse.ee there
saves both him anid them annoying trips
back and forth between othices.
Imaportnat Ilusiness Cenler.
What sound likeesimple engagemnents for
lurch that pass over the telephone are
often far more signiieant in meaning and
in tesults, as, the dining table of the club
being a common meeting ground, centrally
located. commere'al leadiers of the city have
fallen into the habit of utilizing It as a
trysting place. In fact, from being a deso
late hour of wasted tme and opportunity, 1
'crmed by the Influence of t hiscubnt
what is often the most profitable part of
Yet It must not be Inmagined that Wash- r
ngton's business men have fallen into the
)ad habit, in this way, of making their 1
mating too subordinate a part of the daily I
"outine of life, nor have they made of the
un--heon too serious a function. This mis
ake has been made before, and its perpe
:rators have afterward, in the pangs of d
ndigestion, sorely paid the penalty. There
a no suggestion of this horrible monster J
it the Down Town Club.
There Is no lightning-like bolting of food,
rh injudicious choice of materials that can
tot possibly be assimilated by the humanC
ystem, none of the gastronomic haste and
emerity that are supposed to be charac
eristics of the American. All is quiet, leis
irely and cheerful. Lunches are served in
dourses, and this of Itself takes time.
ome wise man has said that he who would
e happy must i eating conume time as
ell as food, and many a sufferer has too
ate realized the sagacity of thi remark.e
One especially notieable feature of the
ub life at the top of the Loan and Trust
A Quiet Corner.
milding is the almost total absence of in
oxicating or even strong beverages at the
neal anrved thgre. Thiss anot because
he club is run'on dry principles, for the
nenus alow-th usual amount of liberty in
his regard, but the effe is caused by the
aste of the members themselves, and it is
Le unusual thing, said one of the Offscers
a a reporter for The Star recetly, for a
iquor ein to be found among te dinner
kr lunc~h checks. an event .so uncommon
hat it is instantly to, be noted by those'
Vnu manage the accounts.
T . t1b parters.F
The quarters of the club are handsome i
Lnd tasteful without being uselessly luxur
ouis. There are three large dinmng rooms,
wo for the use of the men and one, re
:ently enlarged, for the use of the ladies
>f the families of members. One of the
lining rooms for men is set apart for the
Ise of smokers, while into the other room
to fumes of tobacco ever penetrate. In ad
lition there is a neat lavatory, and ad-.
oining the main diming room is a snugv
eading room, where members may pass theC
lime comfortably. It is a deightful privi-1
ege of memhers to entertain their friendsr
At the club, and this Is of exceptionial value 1
0 the average mar. of business who seeks
0 entertain visitors frem oll-er cities or
essfrom here at luncheon or dinner,
mnd who has not the facilities at home, or
vho, being a bachelor, has no suitable place
wherewith to entertain.
There is also a list of non-resident mem
>ers who are admitted at reduced rates and
who find in the Down 'r'own Club a charm
ng place for satisfying their hunger when- 11
ver they visit this city. Another feature I;
,f the club that has beeal established hut a
omparatively short time is a correspon
lence systema where by members going to
ither cities on business trips are given it
lards of Introduction to certain clubs there c
hat admit them to all the privileges of t,
The extension of the rights of member-U
hip to ladies is of exceptional value to the e
vives of members and other ladies of their b
amilies who desire to economize time whileu
n, shopping .trips down town by dining
vithout returning home. They are per
nitted to bring their friends, and the ladies'n
com, which is kept entirely excluded from n
hie other apartments, Is often filled with c
ome of Washington's most charming t,
Freedom From the Fee Nolinne. e
One of the great objectionable features of c
'ating away from home these days Is the s
Ipping cyctem, that has grown to be almostt
ts great a burden to the diner or luncher in g
hi onrya ti ara.I teDw
/onCu /hspolm ssml ovdb
atrolng of the lmost tand ding rom in
xadnupor teve stroebis esast prviee
nde ropte o serv .Tisce. o oncaeh s
hler ls rn dryvoris.Thelesl for th
emrkalyw teefical tnotef lhealty and
hiemperd, bof theebesand hase eqaby the
oa offec upo temaiers themselves,its
ntiusuabou the, i nerformance oftheir
luatepoTer arestarenetlyl faod to
-euard thm tor the fouss aog thes diper
isits, and ocs an vete are uncommn
hait gis instahel toembes woe byk those
The quartershi of the clubar hasoare
dbin tate withou waeln umark.i Luhrha
ous. Tere fore threen lag dinimembroms,
wo day. The avse of thetwen and one, re
enteybelrgwho fori themuselve lfadthes I
frefamo ie r, meber.ut eo the lte eli
liningrooms morme popla tat formte
isemberswos, familes leav the ty ror
helo thmer find it eseelaatyondin ad-.
>inable the maindinn teromes in a tsnug
ime comftblys.not isrdeneigtfan excess
nattf mers etd ntrainar thef frendrs,
ntteilug ahe tsen Ts s of enlveryu t
noth. aThisg meting. buichess whou seek
luarste roma hor at lreceed or dinner.
['herelt tontroftain. bsafarsi
Thei alsohe houst cofmte non-esdte mem-j
iers. who aeamtted detal reofe ateagmnd
tfhe the i tiashonfosnmilub comtte charm
vter theyubsThcarno this cit.mmithretr ia
ee, thc inb thrhasganizationsbishe hut a;
oertofconshrt timennoing complaionts e
reoc symemrsd tor thembrspoer toa -
iher citiren bt~estis r ie
ardst of intrduitocetai cmmsiteea t
sh exltensoe ofurprighsts membte
aist lthing isno eepioald tovale to the
tronmiv tses of ahndred othrlde oer1
yaiie whoidesire to teconomfe stmeactile
in shopein member owth wnlby diningx
ihout Thetcunn ome. hdthe srces
shtedt rn theuies fren an heormes' ry
'coind whichr idetb etre clk. frm
hAnother axcelmen isndiscatn ofille with
oaaer n ert of Washington'smotcain
One of bushes grea objefctal eatuhes poft
ppng stic tt hso lrwn tond amot- d
nt grat fatordn tou thanermenh in s
luoe Clu ths plem isnsimplytiosvad by
aly or smyattenant to reeunivecovrauity.
laed upo lmted sto basis ad the prlegehs
'en emarkably bnficia from theheathan :y
ata bout n thenn prforancen ofmnn nhei
lieers occurs in January, and is conduct
A at the lunch hour. This club was organ
.ed on the 14th of September. 1801. There
i one somewhat similar in New York city,
ut it is said that there is no other club
rith quite the same features as the Wash
igton Down Town Club.
In addition to supplying the wants of Its
tembers the club has frequent calls during
ie winter to serve dinners.and banquets- to
lumni and other associations on the occa
on of annual reunions. The club is en
bled to make low rates for these affairs,
nd last winter had almost all such engage
tents as it could meet.
omcers and Members.
The present officers of the club are Frank
:. Noyes. president; Robert Stead, secre
ery, and John Joy Edson, treasurer. The
ouse committee consists of J. Nota Mc
ill chairman; C. B. Keferstein and Alex
'der K. Phillips. On. the board, of gov
rnors are: John Joy Edson, Frank B.
royes, Robert Stead, Ellis Spear, W. H.
loses, Frank H. Clarke, James Tanner,
Iota McGill, John M. Rankin, John R.
armody, A. S. Worthington, A. B. Browne,
- M. Lothrop, Samuel Ross, George Trues
Joseph L. Atkins.
F. L. Browne, Chas. B. Bailey, It. C. Bal
tntyne, M. A. Ballinger, Geo. W. Barry,
has. H. Bates, Dr. J. Berman, A. T. Brit
,n. Theo. E. Benedict, F. B. Brock, T.
anney Brown, A. B. Browne, Austin P.
Irown, Chapin Brown, A. S. Browne, J. R.
uckalew, L. eonard Bacon, S. S. Bur.
ette, James K. Bakewell (non-resident),
. W. Baker, Thomas W. Bakewell (non
esident), Chas. H. Babbitt, H. Bastlanelli.
D. A. Chambers, John R. Carmody, John
. Cotton, George S. Cooper, Frank H.
larke, F. H. Crandall. A. B. Coolidge, S.
. Cropley, H. L. Cranford, T. L. Cole, C.
V*. Curtie. Geo. S. Chase.
Benj. Durfee, Geo. E. Dowell (non-rest
ent), Wm. A. Day, M. Dorian, J. C. Dowell,
'rank P. Davis, Fred. G. Dieterich, Henry
Jro. Joy Edson, N. T. Elliott, Jos. R.
,dson, Jno. C. Edwards (non-resident).
H. D. Feast, Albert F. Fox, R. T. Frasier,
bas. W. Fairfax, R. J. Fisher, Thos. Fran
is. Jr., S. T. Fisher. Win. L. Ford, Chas.
|. Foster, Duane E. Fox, Geo. K. French,
has. L. Frr.ilcy, Richard C. Fellows.
Jno. A. Gorman, Wn. B. Gurley, Thos.
I. Gale, A. P. Gre-jley, M. H. Goodrich
Jno. A. Hamilton, C. T. Havenner, 0. P.
[arr, Irvir-g Hellen (non-resident), Jno. C.
[eald, Jas. B. Henderson, H. W. Hoppy,
. G. Hopkins, Thos. S. Hopkins, Geo. W.
[oward, Wm. A. Hungerford, Chas. How
rd,-Philip !r. Hall.
R. Edwin Joyce, Jos. R. Johnson, Walter
Jas. . Kay (non-resident), S. H. Kauff
iann, F. A. Kendall, C. B. Keferstein.
A. M. Lothrop, Jno. B. Larner, F. C.
,osano, Jas. J. Lampton. A. Maurice Low,
-eve Lewis, H. B. Looker, Meyer Loeb,
I. A. Leavell.
P. J. McHenry, Geo. C. Maynard, W. F.
lattl:gly, Allen de C. Mueller, B. M. Mor
is, Thos. R. Martin, J. Nota McGill, L. F.
lichener, Thot. P. Morgan, Jr., W. H.
loses, Jno. Miller, A. E. H. Middleton,
T. Miller, Clif. D. Maxwell, D. F.
lerrill, Jr., A. C. Moses, L. M. Marble.
Thos. C. Noyes, W. J. Newton, H. Beach
leedham, Crusby S. Noyes, Chas. W. Need
am, J. R. Nottingham, Frank B. Noyes,
B. Nixon, Jno. L. Newbold.
D. William Oyster.
Scato.1 Perry. P. B. Peirce, H. S. Prech
l (non-res.), D. L. M. Peixotto, E. South
rd Parker, J. W. Pilling, John C. Parker,
'red. R. Parks, Andrew Parker, John C.
'enny, Eugene Peters, Frederick B. Pyle,
. C. Peale, August Peterson, Ed. M. P-~r
;h (non-res.), J. Martin Proctor, Geo. S.
rindle, J. M. Patterson, Alex. K. Phillips,
. F. Phillips, Francis L. Payson (non
J. H. Ralston, R. G. Rutherford, C. H.
udolph, .lohn M. Rankin, James K. Red
3gton. Walter F. Rogers. Saml. Ross,
'hillip G. Russell, Chas. R. Randall (non
.3.). Chas. G. Ringwalt, Warren W. Rich.
William R. Speare. B. M. Sabin, A. G.
afford, F. C. Somes, Win. Small, H. A.
eymour, Boyd M. Smith (non-res.). F. C.
tEvens, John W. Schafer, Gee. B. Seeley,
'avid D. Stone. Chas. P. Stone, H. Van V.
mith, M. C. Stone. John A. Swope, S. C.
moot, M. G. Stratton, E. B. Stumph, F.
let. Smith. Ellis Spear, T. G. Steward,
obt. Stead, Chas. L. Sturtevant, J:S.
wormstedt, Fred. T. Schneider, Wrn. ..
chafhirt, John C. Shaw.
Rufus H. Thayer, Frank V. Tilford, Geo.
ruesdell, S. W. Tullock, Fred. E. Tasker.
. C. Townserd. James Tanner. A. A.
'homas. W. W. Townsend, R. W. Tyler, E.
. Turner (non-res.).
Louis D Wine, J. B. Wimer, B. H. War
er, Geo. P. Whittlesey, Geo. L. Wilkinson,
7m. Henry Walker. . N. Whitwell, A. S.
i'orthington, Thomas H. Whitney. C. S.
i'hitman, Adolph G. Wolf, S. W. Wood
ard, Walter P. Wilkins. Jules P. Wooten,
eo. W. Whitney, Thomas E. Waggaman,
:. M. WilIlIs. Jno. A. Weidersheim (non
m.), D. S. Wolcott (non-res.). H. W. Wil
ams (non-res.), John L. Weaver, H. K.
rillard, Emmet Wommack and Chas. H.
TUE LABOR ORGANIZATIONS.
ut Little Business Transacted at Any
of Last Night's Meetings.
Fut little business was transacted at the
eetings of any of the labor organizations
ReportE were submitted to Local Union
, Electrical Workers, showing that Wash
liton continues far in the lead as the
hoice of the unions throughout the coun
-y as the place of meeting of the coming
ational convention. It was also arnounc
I that a delegate and alternate to that
ndy will be chosen at the meeting of the
nion Friday next.
Mr. George Niles was elected an honorary
iember. A special committee was an
ounced who will call on all firms in the
ty doing electrical work and ask them
) employ union hands only.
The Bricklayers' Union discussed the
Ight-hour law, but did not arrive at any
nclusion as to whether it will be neces
.ry for them to take any steps at this
me in crder to have the law made maore
ffective. Three new members were obli
ated and several applications for mem
ership were received.
The Washington branch of the National
liance of Stage Employes appointed a
aimmIttee to inquire Into the expediency
'indorsing the labor bureau and work
'The Journeymen House Painters deter
kited to fine any of their members who
hall be found smoking non-union cigars.
bree applications for membership were re
tired ai~d one member was obligated.
WORK OF THE "YVS."
losing Session of the District W. T.
C. U3. Convention.
The convention of the District W. C. T. U.
Foundry Church came to an end last
rening. The closing session, was given
ver to the young women's branch of the
nion, and music was rendered by the "Y
hoir, which sang most effectively, under
te leadership of Prof. Fountain.
The principal business of the meeting was
[rs. S. D. LaFetra's report of the young
'cmen's oranch, which was read by Mrs.
layton E. Emig, secretary of the branch.
'he report gave in detail the work of va.
ious chapters of the branch, called "Y's."
he West End "Y" was organized during
ne year, and has done consider.
ble gocd work among the mes
enger boys and has made frequent
ontributions to the sick under its
risdiction. The Crusaders' "Y" of the
[etropolitan Church was organized during
he year, and it also has done much work
mong the messenger boys and the bos
itals. The Vermont Avenue "Y," the old.
,t and largest "Y" in the city, was reported
a having done work among the boys by
cing to their meeting rooms and enter
lning them In the evening to encourage
heir coming to their club, The young ladies
f this "Y" have made banners for the boys,
onated 200 books to their club library and
ontributed some money to them.
A Story of Mystery.
Do you krnow what a "Story of Mystery"
,? It is a continued story, of which all but
ce last chapter is printed, and then guesses
re made as to the solution, then the final
stallment Is printed.
Early In October a most interesting
iystery story, "When the War Was Over,"
rill be started in The Star, and five hundred
ollars will be given for the first absolutely
rrrect solution. In case no guess is abso
itely correct the amount will be divIded
mong those nearest to a correct solution.
'he guesses will be confined to women read.
rs. Fuller particulars later,
Lafayette Square Opera House.-The nev
opera house, erected by Mr. John W. Al
baugh, will be dedicated Monday night b]
Miss Lillian Russell and her excellent comi
opera company in DeKoven -and Smith'i
latest success, "Ttigane," in which Mis
Russell has an opportunity to -display hei
superior ability as a vocalist, and her pi
Quancy as an actress. The other parts are
good, and the piece is splendidly mounted
with elaborate scenery and gorgeous cos
tumes. There are 100 people in the com.
pany, including choristers and ballei
dancers, and special orchestra of twenty
five picked soloists will render instrumental
music. In honor of the opening of the nev
theater, Mr. Reginald DeKoven, composer
of the opera, will occupy the directorsl
chair, and conduct. the performance om
Monday- evening. Mr. DeKoven comes al
the way from Boston to do this, at the re
quest of Miss Russell, who is very much in
terested in the - destinies of the new play
house, which se I to have the honor of
Allen's G ra House.-Mr. Frani
Mayo, who sys been a favorite it
this city, alth t is some time since he
played here, - seen again at Allen'g
Grand Opera Monday evening, anc
all next week, own dramatization of
Mark Twain' Puddin'head Wi
son. ' This PI ts won emphatic praise
wherever it has been presented, and Mr
Mayo has been cQWplimented not only fo
his splendid character work as the old law.
yer who finally proves that the nickname
applied to himwa .wholly undeserved, hui
also for his abi as a dramatist. The
changes that ,Mrqayo has made In the
story in his damatization are ingeniowu
and natural. r Twain's quaint sayingi
have most of the! been Incorporated and
the interchanged bland the man whc
took prints of PPeP e's thumbs upon bits o
glass are still, of jeourse, the pivot upor
which the story turns. But he has worked
it all up dramatically, and he keeps up the
interest to the climax In the remarkable
trial scene of the final act, when the client
less lawyer, with his quaint philosophy,
finally convinces his neighbors of his wis
dcm, after twenty-three years of scoffing
and jeering on their part. Mr. Mayo's act
Ing is fully as natural and as effective ai
it was in "Davy Crockett" 'and "Nordeck,
and his reputation is increased by his ex
cellent work. He is supported by a comn
National Theater.-"Little Christopher,
Jr.," with its scores of pretty girls, good
dancing, catchy music, rich costumes and
magnificent scenery, which has made so
much money for A. M. Palmer. will come
to Washington and be seen here for the
first time at the National Theater next
week. The comedians include Willie Col
lier, Ed. Chapman. Harry MacDonough,
John W. Wilson and John Keefe, and some
of the handsome girls are Fannie Johnston,
Louise Allen, Nettie Lyford, Mabel Clark,
Bertha Waring, Lucy Escott and Pauline
Academy of Music.-"The. White Rat," a
melodrama that has won praise not only
for its stirring dramatic incidents, but for
the superior manner in which it is placed
on the stage by Mr. Brady. will be seen at
the Academy of Music next week. It will
be interpreted by a strong company.
Bujou Theater.-Commencing Monday for
a week's run, will be presented for the first
tine In th!s city the very latest success,
"The Midnight Special," one of the finest
melodramas ever produced. MagnIficent
scenery and mechanical effects, of which
there is a car load; a fine company of play
ers, and everything that human Ingenuity
can devise, go to make up this attraction.
It comes highly jndorsed, and no doubt will
find favor here. The drama tells a story of
scenes and occurrences that have occurred
In the .manipulation of, a railway. The
scenes presented are exciting and Interest
lg, and the story -is well told -in every re
spect. As an attraction and a drawIng card
there is none better than this drama, as
everything Is first class. Everybody should
make it a point to secure their seats In ad.
vance, for no doubt they will be at a pre
mium all the week. -
Kernan's Lyceum Theater.-The attrac
tion at Kerian's next week will be Russell
Brothers' Comedlan'.'"The - coinpany is
headed by those clever female troperson
ators, t&e Russell brothers, as the Irish
nervant girls. Anong other names appear.
Ing on the program is that of Lew Dock
stader, the famous minstrel, who will en.
tertain In his own. peculiar way. Mr. Dock.
stader is one of the highest salaried artists
on the variety stage, and his engagement at
the Lyceum neat week is only-another bil
of evidence which corroborates Manager
Xernan's statement, - "There is-nething too
good for the patrons of the Lyceum." The
baalance of the company includes Blocksom
and Burns, comedians and dancers; Falke
and Semon, expert musical artists; Johnnie
Carroll, America'& representative parody
writer and singer; Alburtus and Bartram,
the Harvard atudients; the Morellos, acro
batic marvels, and Annie C. Russell, the
charming voqalisb The performance will
poriglyde , ! thecRussell brothers' laugh
able absurdlty:entitled "The Two Off Uns.'
There will begainees-Teesday, Thursday
Organ Recital.-Next Tuesday evening
the new organ.at-.t. Patrick's Church will
be played upon for the public for the first
time in an cran recital by Mr. John Por
ter Lawrence and a concert by the choir
of the church, under the direction of Its
new conductor, Prof. Mariano Maina.
Mr. Lawr ce's numbers will include
Bach's Toe and fugue, in D minor;
Saint Saen's "Le Rouet d'Omphale;" Chop
In's Polonaisek iP A; Guilmant's Nuptial
March, and Grieg's Peer Gynt Sulbe. The
vccal selections are Rossini's "Laudamus
Te," Miss Blanche Mattingly and full
chorus; Karst's "0 Salutaris," Mr. Maina;
Mascagni's "Preghiera," with violin and
harp obligato, Miss Mary Helen Howe;
"Juxta Crucem," from Curto's Stabai
Mater, Mr. B. A. Ryan; Dudley Buck'E
"How Long, 0 Lord," Mr. W. D. McFar.
land; Dana's "Salve Regina," Mrs. Paulina
Maina, and -the Sanctus, from Gounod's
Messe Solenelle, Mr. W. D. McFarland and
chorus. Miss Anita Cluss and Mr. Antor
Kaspar will assist. Already a large num
ber of tickets has been disposed of, and
the audience is expected to test the capac
ity of the church.
Inventions of Women.-Mrs. Mary S
Lockwcod will deliver a lecture on the
"Inventions of Woman From Eden Up tc
Date" at the Church of Our Father, cor.
ner 13th and L streets northwest, Tuesdiay
even ing, October 1, at 8 o'clock. The lec
ture will be given under the auspices o1
the Woman's National Press Association,
and an exceedingly interestirng talk iE
Miss Jerry.--Those who recall witha
great deal of pleasure the picture play,
"Miss Jerry," which was Dresen ted here
last season, will have another chance tc
see the charming little skit next Wednes
day evening. It will be given by Mr. Alex
ander Black, Its former producer, at Met
zerott's Music Hall, in exactly the same
style .as produced last spring, and there
are already many calls for seats from
those who have such pleasant remem
brances of it.
Those who contemplate taking trips south
for the winter would do well, before mak
ing final arrangements, to consult the Nor
folk and Washington Steamboat Company
us to rates, accommodations, etc., for the
trip to Norfolk. There is no more pleasant
way to be found than to start a tour
through the south with a trip to Norfoll
down the historic Potomac and througlh
-Chesapeake bay, - and there make rail con
nections, or steamer, if preferred, with any
point to the south and southwest. The
steamers on this line are magnificently fit
ted up, and every effort Is being made by
the company to care for passengers In the
best nianner possible. The three boats,
Norfolk, Washington and Newport News,
leave each evening at 7 o'clock arriving at
Portsmouth at 8 the next morning and
Norfolk at 7:30 the next morning.
The fast flying steamer Sami. J. Pent,
will leave tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. for Chapel
Point on the last trip of the season to that
beautiful spot. The Pentz will stop at Alex
andria at 10:15, returning to Washingtori
about 10 p.m., giving three hours at Chapel
Point. As the tickets for the round trip are
but 25 cents, Capt. Randall expects a good
many of his patrons to take advantage oi
this delightful fall excursion.
The boats will leave at 11 a.m. and 2:.30
p.m. tomorrow for Marshall Hail. The
owds which ate loath to stop going tc
the pretty resort seem to warrant the late
season, and the place will be kept open as
long as the public desires. The Macalester
will be called ing~o service tomorrow, leav
ing at the time mentioned, and returning
from Marshall lfall at 1 and 6 p.m.
The oyster' roasts, which will be given
every Sunday In October and November, are
belng eagerly lepked for by the devotees
of the bivalvtj and it is expected that they
Drop in Monday morr
newness and brightness of t
the world's most advance
shall offer the following spec
$5 Hats, $3-85
A table full of Lovely Trim
med Hats, in a variety of small
and large shapes, made of silk
velvet and trimmed with rib
bons and feathers, black and
the fashionable fall color 'com
binations. Regular $5 Hz:s.
$ll.:2! & $ll zo
To tempt you in and convince
you that we are more than sus
taining our reputation as the
leading millinery house of
Washington, we make the fol
lowing "Opening" Day offer
Our $1.25 and $1.50 Import
ed French Fur Felt Hats, in
an attractive variety of small,
medium and large shapes, with
silk wire edgings, in all the fash
ionable colorings; also a line of
fall shades in Ladies', Misses'
and Children's Flats.
Here's a temptation you can
4 Pearl-button Dressed Kid
Gloves, heavily embroidered
backs, in browns, tans, blacks,
reds, greens, navy blue, cerise,
and special attention is called to
our leader, the "Woodpecker"
Brown. Regular $i Gloves.
STYLES IN SHOES.
Some of the Faabions in Footwear
Enumerated by an Expert.'
An individual doesn't have to go to a shoe
store to ascertain whether the styles in
footwear change or not. His own experi
ence. reaching back over only a limited
period, tells him that they do change, and
change radically. This season, however,
there is such a bewildering variety of
new things in shoes displayed in the store
wir dows that one must, perforce, hunt up
an authority if he wants to get posted on
what's what for the nether ends of men
anai women. A Star reporter in such a
dilemma stopped in at B. Rich & Co.'s place,
at No. 1002 F street, toclay and conversed
with Mr. Rich on the subject.
"Styles in shees," echoed Mr. Rich, when
the reporter interrogated him, "there are
as many as the leaves of Vallambrosa. The
r~ewest thing in the feminine line is the
'new woman's' shoe. It is built on a last
fashicned after a man's, and has a man's
heel on a smaller scale. With corduroy
tops, this style will be worn exclusively by
fashionables, I believe. By the way. .the
society ladies are giving up bicycles and
taking to rpore exclusive horseback again.
I suppose that whebling has bec~e too
general to suit them. The reason I say this
is because I have received several orders
from well-known ladies for riding boots In
"You kno fw, there is a great difference be
tween bicycle and riding boots. Enameled
leather will be the proper thing for men's
walking shoes, and, of course. latent leath
er will hold its place for evening wear.
For daily use when hard weather comes
shoes made of colt's leather will be fa
vored. The leather Is without pores and
absolutely impervious to moisture. Heavy
stitching on the edge of the soles of men's
shoes, which was so fashionable twenty
years ago, is coming in again, and the col
lege men will have nothing else. Here is
an English shoe of which I have sold a
Mr. RIch held up a dark brownish-red
leati er shoe, with a blunt toe and a gen
erally ugly shape, The reporter remarked
on thIs quality it possessed so abundantly.
"It may be all that," he responded, with
a smile, "but it is the kind worn by the
Prince of Wales, and that is enough to
make it favored."
-Mr, Latimer Out Again.
The many friends of Mr. M. B. Latimer
will be glad to know that he has recovered
fro'm a severe attack of typhoid, and can
now be found -at his place of business, 1229
y and Wedr
Ing. Take a ramble throul
his fall's importation, reprei
I commercial geniuses. As
69, 75& 89c.
During the "opening" days,
and to save you the exorbitant
prices charged by dry goods
houses, we will sell our new
shaded, figured, changeable and
plain silk Taffetas, for making
silk waists and underskirts,
which sell at the dry goods store
at 65, 75 and 89c.
Just half price for this special
lot of Roses during the "open
Silk and Velvet Shaded
"Nacre" Roses, in all the fall
color combinations, 3 in a
bunch. Imported to sell for
As an "opening" attraction
we offer our 75c. Coque Feath
er Boas, plain black and black
tipped, with colors.
On the "opening" days we will
give you your choice of Bril
liantine, Diagonal and Serge
Skirts, navy blue and black,
velvet bound and lined through
out. Bought to sell for $5.
es, 3X4 and
LOST HEIR WATCH.
But an Homeut Printer Boy Restored
It to Her. *
As James Brown of The Star's stereo
typing room went across 11th street Thurs
siay to get some lynch a bright object on
the pavement caught his eye. Picking it up,
he found it was a unique little hemisphere
watch, the Outer part of the half globe set
with fifteen or twenty chip diamonds and
as many pear's. Half an hour later a lady
w'as seen searching along the sidewalk as
if for something she had lost. A Star em
plcye spoke to her, and asked if she had
Lost anything, when she said she nad in
scmc way dropped her watch, or half of it
rather. Word was sent to young Brown.
and the lady showed him a small jeweled
hpmnisphere similar to that he had found,
except that on his was the dial, and on
lers was a miniature portrait of a prom
inent Washingtonian. Brown showed the
counterpart of her half watch, and wits a
pretty little scream of delight the lady
once more had her timepiece in her hand.
She screwed the two hemispheres together,
and, openIng her purse, gave the young
man a smile and a 810 bill, both of which
he still carries, though not in the same
TO sTUDY AMERICA14 METHODS.
L Hindu Teacher of Deaf Mutes Connes
Nath Beneri, principal of the Calcutta,
India, School for the Deaf, is expected to
arrive in this city today to begin a course
of study at the Gallaudet College, Kendall
Green, in which he has been given a schol
arsLalp. He attended the Normal School for
the Oral Instruction of the Deaf at London
tluring the past year. and Is desirous of
studying the methods of teaching employed
in the United States. He attended the re
eld at belfat, Ireland. and delivered there
an address upon the condition of tings in
irdia in regard to the education of those
thus sorely afflicted, indicating a deplorable
lack of facilities for elevating the deaf
mutes of that great nation. He estimated
the population of deaf mutes at about 200,
Ei00, and said that there are but two schools
for theIr education in all India. About
twenty-five boys are now being educated at
Bombay, and-twenty pupils, all but two
boys, at the Calcutta schooL. In his speech'
aL. Belfast PrincIpal Beneri severely criti
cised the attitude of the British government
in regard to these institutions, which are
.uportedalms .iaeantirely by priate car-.
md 316 7th St.
rh the store and notice the
enting the best products of
additional temptation we
During the "opening" days
you may have your choice of
$1o, $r2 and $14 Silk and Vel
vet Capes, jet and ribbon trim
med, black, navy and colors.
We put in this Lining Depart
ment to save you the-exorbitant
charges of the dry goods stores.
Notice the saving:
Best Dressmakers' Cambric,
white, black and colors.
Days, 32 yd
Fine Yard-wide. Silesias,
black, white and fall shades.
Regular price everywherc, Sc.
Days, 52 yd
$8, $, $o &
During the "opening" days
you may take your choice of the
$8, $9, $io and $i i FAT-weight
Coats, navy blue and black, for
women and Inisses.
316 7th. St.
monthl gat of about s lowe
does not pay house rent. Deaf mutes sa
tratd waith very l il consieration I
fmlsto which they belong. The womenm
are kept in such seclusion under all oum
obtins tatrrect census ofthe deaf mut.
and tere is no certainty how many afihicte
Reinstated the Joekeys.
The executive committee of the Virginia
Jockey Club has reinstated alil ockeys mus
Rocnd or se.down recetly, exceptn
~ - OF .TH E
I had sufrered flor twelve yearn with my uese aan
threat. Most of the time my mstii. were e.
tirely closed up, and i. eating I would be er.
pelied to stop to get my breath. I ameed aes
coughed a gret deal, my eyes were always watsry,
and I had doll oin~s over my eyes most of the
I was advised by a physician to go to DOCTOR
OIORDAN, who, be assured me, would give me the
relief I sought. I did go, and it is from that bet
that I am a well man today. I breathe freely
through my mose, no ssing or conghlag, e mere
pleni. no watery eyes. a result that I believe is pre
duced under DEi. JORIDAN'S treatment.
CHABraR HOW, 818 6th at, se
141F Street N. W.
Office Hours:9 to 11ra.m., a to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m.