THE EVENING STAR
WEDNESDAY December 11, 1895.
CROSBY S. NO YES Editor.
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ments, according to tenor or purpose.
Short Walks for Congressmen.
Some of the members of Congress from
the south and west may have entered
Washington this year to attend the session
over the historical and famous?It might
more Justly be termed infamous?Long
Bridge, that rickety causeway that is used
by the Pennsylvania railroad and its south
ern connections. This bridge was old and a
fit subject for replacement by a modern
structure twenty years ago. Today It is
unsafe for those who cross It, and an an
imal source of danger to the city from
freshets in the spring, when the ice comes
rushing down the river, collects against
this low-lying structure, makes it more
than ever a dam Instead of a bridge, and
threatens to turn in the Potomac upon
Pennsylvania avenue and South Washing
ton. Those Congressmen who are not well
acquainted with its condition and its record
might profitably take a turn in that direc
tion some day before noon, in order to
appreciate to the full the recommendation
contained in the annual report of the chief
of engineers thaf this bridge should be
torn down and a new one erected in it3
place. This recommendation has been
made many times but without avail, and
now the question comes whether one more
Congress is going to let that disgraceful
and dangerous structure remain in service
another season. By the terms of the bar
gain whereby the railroad Is permitted to
use this bridge the company 13 required to
keep it and the driveway adjoining the
tracks in repair, but the performance of
this duty is purely perfunctory and eva
sive, and inadequate repairs are made only
when the direst necessity is the compelling
force. Some time ago the company found
that the old frame was being shaken to
pieces by the vibrations caused by the
trains and sought to strengthen It by In
troducing arc-shaped wooden braces of
such size that the clear space between the
side of the car and the edge of the struc
ture is now only about six Inches, thus,
creating a dangerous possibility of acci
dents. The bridge is also soon to be used
by the cars of an electric line connecting
Washington with Alexandria and Mount
Vernon, and the pressure upon the ram
shackle old affair will be increased ma
terially. Its piers, never solid, have been
protected from the action of the tides by
heaps of stones which reduce the channel
way for the river's current and add to the
danger of ice gorges in the spring. What
is needed is a fine, new bridge, that will ac
commodate not only the railway traffic but
the ordinary travel between the shores as
well. Such a bridge might easily be built,
to be an ornament to the city and a final
reparation to the community for the delay
that has continued the old Long Bridge in
service many years after it should have
A I.OUR Campaign in '1X1.
The national republican convention of
189ft will be held in St. Louis June 10 next.
Geographically and chronologically there is
110 real surprise in this decision, for it was
not confidently expected that the national
republican committee would break away
from the custom of seeking a semi-western
city and an early date for the great gath
ering of delegates. It was hoped by some
that the republicans would yield to the de
mand for a shorter campaign by fixing a
late date for the convention, but Instead of
doing this the party has gone backward
and by selecting June 10 has insured a
longer campaign, or at least a longer lapse
of time between nomination and election,
than has been the ease at any time since
the war. According to custom the admin
istration party will hold its convention
prior to this date, so that the republican
convention will be the final one and will
mark the real beginning of political excite
ment. The only way for the democrats to
yield to the pressure applied by the busi
ness interests of the country for a briefer
campaign is to ignore the custom of many
years and select a later date than June 10,
which will probably not be done. In 18C4
the republican convention was held June 7
and the democratic August 2!); in 1808 the
republican convention occupied May 110 and
21 and the democratic July 4 to 11; the
dates in 1872 were, republicans June o and 6,
democrats July 9; in 1870 republicans June
14, 15, democrats June 27, 21); in 1880 repub
licans June 2 and 3, democrats June 22-24;
In 1884, republicans June 3-G, democrats
July 8-11; in 1888 democrats?then the ad
ministration party?June 7, republicans
Jvne 21; in 18D2 republicans?administration
party?June 7, democrats June 21. So it ap
pears that June 21 is the earliest date on
which the second of the nominating con
ventions has been held since 1864 and thus
li stead of shortening the campaign the re
publican national committee has practical
ly decided to lengthen it.
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31 r. iluyard's Predicament.
Mr. Bayard will not be Impeached for his
recent un-American utterances abroad, but
the introduction of resolutions to that effect
in the House has served to expose the utter
lack of defensive arguments in his Lehalf.
Regardless of the economic principle in
volved in the case, the fact remains that
Mr. Bayard committed what even his strong
est partisans will admit was an indiscretion
of a grave nature, and his utterances at
Edinburgh, containing such a serious char
acterization of the Americans who honestly
believe in protection, were wholly uncalled
for and Improper. Mr. Bayard lias not
been guilty of "treason, bribery or other
high crimes and misdemeanors," and his
offense H not properly Impeachable. But
he deserves to be reprimanded by the Amer
ican people through their representatives in
Congress assembled, and this rebuke will
doubtless be administered.
A suspicion is being voiced that If Am
bassador Bayard's picture of the rigorous
demands of the position of President were
absolutely true, the Chief Executive would
not have any time to go duck-hunting.
6ecretary Carlisle's report is ready, all
K>ut the editing.
Certain German Journals are commenting
on the fact that the socialists at the re
cent American elections polled over fifteen
thousand votes In New York and Brook
lyn and -are Intimating by comparisons
with the socialistic vote in Berlin that it
will not be long before this element in the
American metropolis will be as strong as
it Is today In the German capital. This is
an unfair and improbable deduction. The
population of New York and Brooklyn is
largely cosmopolitan in character, and
there is a strong undercurrent of the radi
cal sort of socialism running through a
considerable percentage of the voting
Classes. The lax immigration laws have
given the large American cities an abun
dance of material for the creation of such
conditions, but the development of the so
cialistic strength is not a matter for the
future, for it scarcely keeps pace with the
natural increase of the urban populations.
The rapid rise of this class as a political
factor in Berlin, on the other hand, can
be traced to political causes. It is a pow
erful element in a general national move
ment, as evidenced by the strength of the
socialists in the reichstag. It may be that
the latter correspond iu a measure to the
populists, representing the dissatisfied,
restless elements that are to be found in
all great bodies politic. If such be the
case the inconsiderable increase of the
socialist vote in the two great American
cities named can hardly be regarded as an
alarming symptom of an unwholesome de
velopment, for it is an accepted fact that
the populist movement has spent its force
and thinking men no longer apprehend
as they once may have done?a tidal wave
of third-partyism, overwhelming all the
conservative institutions of a century of
national growth. Nor does this country,
with all its freedom of thought and action,
afford first-class opportunities for the
spread of socialism. It may be that this
very liberty is in itself the best safeguard
against unwholesome political develop
ments. Such, at least, is the opinion of
many sociologists who claim to see a wide
expanse of uninterrupted domestic pcace
for this ration, despite the occasional pur
poseless up-starting of restless spirits who
would reform all the world in ten minutes,
whiie you wait. The socialist vote in New
York and Brooklyn must be many thou
sands stronger than it was this year, and
it must be cast for far more radical and
more revolutionary objects than are at
present proposed, for "it to become worthy
of more than even passing notice.
EiiKlauirH ( la i ui on Venemcln.
Great Britain's demand upon Venezuela
for KJO.MNl indemnity for alleged indignities
suffered by Englishmen on what is claimed
to be British territory at the hands of the
Venezuelan authorities is about to be re
ceived by President Crespo at a most inter
esting and for his purposes opportune time.
There is every probability that Great Brit
ain's reply to the American note on the
boundary dispute will reach Congress with
in a week and It is expected that in a com
paratively short time the policy of the ad
ministration will receive a hearty support
from both houses or Congress. The Venez
uelans have hitherto claimed that to pay
this indemnity would amount to an acknowl
edgement of the British claim for territory
based upon the various surveys and they
hi-ve therefore declared that they would not
pay the amount that might be assessed but
would precipitate the trouble by their re
fusal to accede. Doubtless in this program
they rely with more or less confidence upon
the support of the United States and it is
diiticult at this time to understand how this
government can repeat its non-intervening
policy of the Corinto affair rs an outcome of
which Nicaragua paid a large sum in in
demnity to Great Britain. That case had
no bearing upon a boundary question, while
this one grew directly out of a dispute over
territory. The claim for indemnity and the
claim for territory in the Venezuelan mat
ter are indivisibly associated. The indem
nity demand since it is based upon the ter- j
ritorial claim ought to be submitted along '
with the latter to arbitration.
New York will not have the conversa- j
tional luxuriance which attaches to a po- I
litical convention; but Lord Dunraven fill
be on hand with a few brief remarks soon, j
Senator Hill might take the manuscript of j
his lecture on "Liberty" from the bottom
of his trunk and send it on to be perused
by Ah) wardt.
This little episode will probably put Am
bassador Bayard under the painful neces
sity of apologizirg to Great Britain for Mr.
It is getting to be a very rare thing for
New York to select an official without sub
i sequently regretting it.
The President may have observed during
the storm at Hatteras that it looks a bit
squally up this way, too.
Josiah Qulncy is persistent in his disre
spect of the theory that he is in any re
spect a back-number.
W. D. Howells is charged with being
practical in his poetry and poetical in his
i political economy.
There were one hundred and eight men at
work today on the city post-ofllce building.
"We've been Insulted again." exclaimed
the prime minister.
"Indeed?" replied the chancellor of the
exchequer. "How much worth?"
A Parallel Case.
"No rose without its thorn," quoth they
Who maxims love to make;
"No Christmas tree," they also say,
"Without the stomach-ache."
"Learn to labor and to wait,"
But be careful how you start.
Lest you learn to "wait" so well
You o'erlook the "labor" part.
"John," she said, "your career is a fail
"Why," he answered, startled and .grieved
by her sudden criticism, "I never made any
! grtat pretensions, did I?"
"No; but ycu have turned out to be even
I less than you advertised. I have read
every newspaper that has come within my
reach, and you are not mentioned as a
'presidential possibility' in a single one of
A Financial Coup.
"Talk about money," said the man who
never thinks of less than a hundred thou
sand dollars at a time, "I've got a scheme
that'll make it so common there won't be
any respect for it."
"No. Orly amoi.g the promoters of my
scheme. I'm going to organize a new po
"That scheme has been tried before."
"Not in a business-like way."
"When we get our party organized we'll
arrange for i convention."
"And we'll advertise for bids from every
town in the cGuntry. The town that puts
up the most cash gets the convention, and
the price is clear profit to us. As soon as
we get under way we can get up any num
ber of parties, with conventions to fit any
size community, and our fortunes'll be
made. It's the only branch of American
commerce where the natural supply ain't
equal to the demand."
St. Louis-ward ho! It is time to prepare
That a candidate's name be selected;
For good eld Missouri had backing to
By the bold shall the fare be collected.
Then heralds, who tell us of frolic or fray,
Awaken, and strike up your flourish;
Give news of the honors in festive array;
Of the banquet where heroes may nour
'Tis true that the laurel may never be
On the brow where you think It is fitted;
For fame, like & lantern-jack, often is
When you grasp for the prize it has
But here your ambition will surely succeed
In claiming a title eternal;
When St. Louis you reach, you're ill-fated
If you get away less than & colonel.
Howard's Corset Emp.,
1003 F St.
Big- Sale of
One of our largest manufacturers has
favored us with 443 pairs of their fine
Corsets, which are subject to slight
manufacturers' imperfections, such as
a dropstitch, uneven sewing, small ma
chine oil spots, &c. These are picked
out through the year by their factory
overseer as not being quite up to their
high standard of perfection. They are
regular 50c.. 75c., $1. $1.25 and $1.50
Corsets, and so far as their tit and wear
is concerned are fully worth these prices.
We have divided the purchase into 2
lots, as follows:
50 75c. Corsets,
White and Black Corsets, perfect fitting
and durable. Made to
sell for 50c. and 75c.
$1, $11.25 & $11-50
White, Black and Drab Corsets, per
fect shape Made to sell
lor $1, $1.25 and $1.50. IT H
<& Q." Corsets,
Some Corset makers are not at all
progressive. Not so with the "It. &
G." make.-s. They keep fully abreast
of the times and their Corsets are today
the very model of perfection, producing
a more graceful and stylish figure than
any other make. We carry over 30
different styles and makes of the "It.
& G." Corsets and will cheerfully refund
the money for every pair tliat does not
rrove absolutely satisfactory in every
11003 F St.,
Adjoining Boston House. it
504 <g>tlh St. N.W.,
Every Ladies' Wrapper and Tea
Gown in our house, all made in the
very latest style, including Flannel
ettes, English Covert Cloths, Navy
Blue and Fancy Figured Prints, &c.,
made in all conceivable styles.
Worth $1.00, $2.-00 and $3.00. Spe
cial clearing price, 79c.
For a full drei?8 pattern of 8 yds. Scotch
Wool Mixed Suitings. Very handsome
styles. Worth 25c. yd. Special price, 8
yds. for GOc. '
Handsome Chenille Table Covers, full
fringed, 30 iuct.es square, pretty desi^us.
Regular price, 75c. Sjieciai price, 31c.
Ladies' Combination Union Suits, vests
and pants, made of Maco Egyptian yarn,
soft as silk, satin ribbon in neck. 1 tegu
lar price, $1.00 suit. Our special price,
English Triple-plated Sets?^ doz. Knives,
% doz. Forks, ^ doz. Tablespoons, Vi doz.
Teaspoons, Sugar Shell and Butter Knife
?the very best triple plate. Worth $4.00.
Our special prlie, OSc.
F<?r three pairs of Ladles* Guaranteed
Fast Black and Stainless Hose, full regu
lar made. Worth 20c. j?alr. Our special
price, 3 pali-s 29c.
X ? * * Beat any you've had before. Plenty 4
^ ? ? ? of fruit in them. Rich pastry. And $
a ? ? ? baked a beautiful brown. We have
4^ ? ? ? only 50 of thein. No more when ?
& ? ? ? these are gone. 2-lb. and 5-lb. Cakes. %
<> ? ? ? ONLY 25c. POrxi). Xo more than ^
O * * * the ordinary kind cost. Much less %
4> ? ? ? than you can make them yourself? ^
?> ? ? ? ?n<l equally as delicious. But 50? H
O * ' * and only 25c. pound.
?TWO STORES 1417 N ?ve.. *
?? J vv 01 Conn nre ami bl at %
jNo Red Hands? !
f- If yon use "DERMATIXE.' It soothes ?
? the burning?smarting pain. Heals the T
^ skin. Cures the worst chapped hands ?
L awl face, flakes them white and beau- T
^ tifol. Ladies shouldn't be without it? ?
this windy weather. Men like it-after J
P shaving. Only 25c. bottle. ^
I PHARMACIST, ,5th?
? del 1 -28d ?
[Our $3 Shoes
:For Mem and Women
| ?have NO EQUAL for the price. Better
| now. if anything?than ever before. Our
I makers grow more skillful?make little
= improvements-from time to time. Xot
| noticeable to all-but it tells In the great
5 additional wear and comfort OUR $3 Shoes
f[ give. Made for both men and women?
| all styles.
3 Shoes as good cost 50c. more up
| town. We sell a good Shoe for $2.50.
|Robt. Cohen & Son, 630 Pa. Ave.,
| DOWXTOWX AMERICAN SHOE MEN.
$30-lnch Electric Seal Capes. $12. Worth $18.50.
Black Thibet Boas, 1V4 yards long, $3.75. Worth
Genuine Marten Boas, $2.50. Worth $5.00.
$8.75, reduced from $15.00.
Large buttons, ripple back, lined throughout, $10.
515 11th st. n.w..
Formerly with the Hudson Bay Fur Company.
Don't Need New Gowns
For every Dance or Tea or Reception you attend
But your gowns ought to be pretty?fresh-andi
above all?clean. We'll make your gowns like
new?without injuring the delicate fabric or laces.
Anton Fischer, 906 G St.,
MATCHLESS PROCESS DYEING AND CLEANING,
Open until 8 p.m.
All Shoe# Sbined Free.
Every pair ' of Shoes in stock?men's,
women's apd 'children's?have been reduced
in price. Our regular prices are ft ill mark
ed on them, and our past reputation is
sufficient guarantee of the straightforward
ness of this safe. Here are the priccs again:
Women's'$3 Shoes at $2. no.
Women's $4 Shoes at $2.85.
Women'sSg Shoesat $3.75.
Women's $6 Shoes at $4.25.
$2.50 Oxfords, $11.95.
$4 Satin Slippers, $2.65.
All Men's ?3.50 Shoes, $2.75
Men's $5 Shoes, $3.40.
All Men's ?6 Shoes, $4.65.
All Men's $7 Shoes, $5.no.
Hen's $8 Shoes, $5.85.
Boys' $2.50 Shoes, $0.85
All Boys' $3 Shoes, $2.60.
All Boys' $3.goShoes, $2.75.
no aod 115 ?|0
all dhi lid rein's shoes
A Suit Case
?The kind we manufacture?(
the kind that is handsome, styl-<
ish, strong and durable?the
kind that on account of its'
many'points of advantage isJ
fast displacing the old styles of^
Exeellent Ajeither Suit Cases, with steel (
frames aivbra? trimmi|igs?linen lined
strung and sightly.
C4?es-onek made to last for^
years of constant service.
V Ami if your ideas tend "higher?to the
( ) sdll tumtetfjuer caanfrhvautlfully finished
rases, with leather linings?we can show
them -i?> $0 and $10.
?The titiesj Jine of Traveling!
Hags and Satchels in the coun- \
tryL-1-we have tight here. The'
fact that we recrive orders for'
them-from all over the coun
) try is proof sufficient of that.
,Oxfford Bags, $4.4?to$n6.
> Made from the newest shade* of grain <
\ and ulUgr.tur leather*. ()
?A complete line of CLUR s>
SATCH ELS?and F1TTED Q
BAGS?cabinet and Gladstone V
shapes ? with nickel, alumi-0
0 mini and silver-top toilet sets?X
') at all prices. Y
Double Store, 0
1231=1233 Penoa. Ave.
Factory, 1218-1220 E st,
[Have You s
how much hotter it would he for those ^
to whom you will make gifts this
? Xmas to spend your money in useful &
^ things that will last and keep you in
f memory? Here are a few things for V
you to think over 2
Sofa Pillows, 48c. to $G.OO.
Foot Stools, $1.25 to $3.50. 47
^ Reception Chairs, $3 to $25.
Tables, 60c. to $30. T
^ Ladies* Desks, $4.08 to $85. iT
I took Cases, $2.25 to $6T?. ^
Music Cahinets. $1.05 to $75. ^
Desk, with book shelves, $C.
X And lots of other good things for 4^
4> little money. J
JCARTKTS, FURNITURE AND DRAPERY,
.Cor. Pa. Ave. and 8th St.?
% n + j>
Slippers,?plain and fancy, for
ladies, fiiert-and children.
Vou would hardly think that
so manr sorts of Slippers could
be made as'we show for Christ
Kid. F<3t. Sjjtln, Patent Leather, Sne<le
Dress Slippers, House Slippers, and at price#
that will surprise tluse who know what
such qualities usually fxll for.
Removed to 1411 F St..
it Next to Branch Post Office.
KA11N, 035 F.
Woodward \ Lothrop.
ioth, nth and F Sts. N. W.
Xmas Cards, Booklets, Calendars?first floor?near Ribbons.
Oor Store As Yom See
Is a wonderland of Grandeur, Beauty and Bargains?full of suggestions
to gift givers. Freshest of goods from all parts of the world. A vast
variety to select from. Many articles and styles not to be found any
where else. Easy opportunities to see everything. No solicitations to
buy. No compulsion to keep after you have bought if not satisfied. Per
fect satisfaction with qualities. Perfect confidence that prices are lowest.
Purchases held for future delivery. Silver Ware, Jewelry, Leather
Goods, Umbrellas, Canes marked free of charge. Goods boxed or
otherwise made more presentable when practicable.
We Are Grandly Ready for tlhe Holidays.
A Good Christmas Present for a Boy
Is a Mackintosh or Robber Coat.
Mackintoshes with Cape, $4.00?Rubber Coats, $2.50.
(3d floor 10th 8t. building.)
That are handsome enough to be
the skirts to dresses. They are :'n
the most fashionable cut, with the
wide, full flounces that throw out the
skirts of the gowns, giving them just
the proper flare. A charming Xmas
present. A special purchase will be
on sale tomorrow at uncommonly
Women's I!la<*k Gloria Silk Skirts, lined through
out, deep ruffle put on with neat conl and heading,
velvet binding, sateen facing. Regular ?">.50 value.
Women's Changeable Silk Skirts, umbrella style,
deep ruffle, with or without cords, velvet blndUig,
tape at waist. Regular JU.50 value. Each...$5.50
Women's Taffeta Silk Skirts, neat stripes, um
brella shape, deep corded flounce, with or without
velvet binding. Regular $0.00 value. Eaeh..$7.00
Women's Stiff Taffeta Silk Skirts, umbrella style,
two corded flounces, darts in front to flt waist, tape
in back. Regular $10.50 value. Each $9.00
Women's Taffeta Silk Skirts, deep pinked ruffle
protected by dust ruffle, ruffles all the way up
back, darts and tape at waist. Regular $12.00
value. Each $10.50
A large assortment of flnet and handsomer Silk
Skirts in stripes, figures and brocades, elal>orately
trimmed In Swiss embroidery and lace or lace and
Insert ion. Styles awl shades suitable for street
and evening wear. Prices up to $38.00
(2d floor 10th st. bldg.)
Is a most useful article?for Oysters,
Clams, Welsh Rarebit, etc., it is un
Our specialty is the "W. & L."
full size Nickel Chafer, with hot wa
ter pan, wrought iron stand and pat
ent asbestos lamp, with flame re
ducer. Special price $3-95
(Housefurnisblug Dept 5th floor.)
Made of fine coutil, heavily boned,
two side steels, medium and extra
long waist, high bust, top finished
with embroidery. All sizes. Regu
lar price, $1.00. Special price, per
pair ...: 69c.
(2<1 Boor i 10th si. bljg.)
Sensible Xmas Gifts.
Women's White Kid Slippers,
opera or needle toe, one strap or no
With strap, per pair $2.00
Without strap, per pair $1.50
Boys' Patent Leather Lace Shoes for dress wear.
Sizes 2>4 to 5%, per pair $3.75
Sizes 6 to 8, i>er i?alr $4.00
These are the very best patent calf.
(2d floor.. 1st annex.)
Purest off Linen.
It isn't really necessary when you
buy Handkerchiefs here to ask the
question, "Are these pure linen?" be
cause there is absolutely nothing but
pure linen sold for linen. We have
no cotton and linen. And the vast
variety displayed is such as to make
it a certainty that any person's want
in Linen Handkerchiefs can be sup
The following have just arrived
and are excellent values:
Women's Sheer All-linen Handkerchiefs, embroi
dered and block worked. Regular 25c. quality.
lHc. eaeh, (5 for $1.00
Women's All-linen llcmstl!< bed Handkerchiefs,
U. % and 1-inch hems 18c. ea.. C for $1.00
Men's AH linen Handkerchiefs, hand-embroidered
Initials. Each 25c.. 35c. (3 for $1,001 and 50c.
Men's Japanese Silk initial Handkerchiefs.
Eaeh 25, 50, 75c. and $1.00
Fancy boxes furnish-il when desired.
(1st floor 10th st. bldg.
A beautiful little outfit for cold
weather, consisting of All-wool
Cream Novelty Cloth Short Coat,
with full cape over shoulders, full
front, full sleeves, braid trimmed
and lined throughout?a corded Silk
Cap, with lace pompon and silk ties
-?pair dainty Woolen Mittens?pair
Wool Drawer Leggins. Outfit of
four pieces $3-75
A Pretty Xmas Gift for Baby.
(2d floor 10th st. bldg.)
For Holiday Gifts.
What more appropriate or desir
able? We have a splendid stock of
high-class Mackintoshes, made in the
best possible manner, and at popular
Women's Double-texture Mackintoshes, with d
tachable double cape and full skirt. Each. .. .$4.25
Women's Illac-k tiud Navy Cashmere Mackintoshes,
with Scotch plaid Unity: and detachable double
cape. Special value. Bach $<5.75
Women's Fine Cashmere Mackintoshes, silk lined
throughout, ultra stylish detachable double cape.
Sjiedal value. Each $10.00
Full line of Mbses' and Children's Waterproof
Garments, in all the late styles. Each.
$1.50, $2.25 and $3.75
<3d floor 11th st. bldg.)
All shapes, sizes, colors and kinds,
trimmed and untrimmed. A stock
complete in every detail.
Fancy Work Baskets, each 25, 40 to 05c.
Twenty ttyles of Fancy Scrap Baskets, each..50c.
Others from 35c. to $2.50
Square Rattan Clothrs Hampers
Small, each $1.C5
Medium, each - $2.45
Large, each $3.00
Round Mat tan Clothes clampers?
Medium, each $1.25
Large, each... $1.50
Willow Clothes Hampers
Small, each $1.65
Medium, each $2.45
Large, each $2.75
Fancy Clothes Hampers, barrel shatte. each,
$3.25 and $3.50
Oval Clothes rackets
Small, each 75c.
Medium, each 85c.
La rge. each $1.00
(5th floor 11th st. bldg.)
A Special Holiday Offering of
Decorated China and Gflass Ware
From the Auction Sale of
Geo. Borgfeldt & Co., Held at Bisseli's Auction Room,
IS Park Place, New York, in November.
The following card will explain:
To tlhe Trade:
We shall make a large, special ami absolutely unreserved auction sale of China and Glassware
through Messrs. E. Bissell, Son & Co., Auctioneers, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 and 13,
1805, and we desire to stato for the information of the trade that these goods to" be sold are all of
this season's importation, being import orders arriving too late for delivery, and also import orders
placed with us by prominent houses and not delivered to them on account of financial embarrass
As wc have no facilities for handling stock goods, and wishing to k'M'p out the small trade that
such lots of merchandise in our hands will naturally attract, we have decided upon this means of
closing out goods as mentioned above. The lines to l?e offered are attractive and desirable, and the
sale will be worthy of the special atleution of the entire trade.
Geo. Borgfeldt <& Co.,
As stated above, these goods are all new importations and from one
of the largest importing houses in this country. Not seconds, but strictly
perfect and of the highest quality, including the newest things in Din
ner, Tea, Ice Cream and Salad Sets, Fancy Plates, Cups and Saucers,
Salad Bowls, Oatmeal Sets, Fern Dishes, Cuspidors, Vases, Cut Glass
Pitchers, Cut Glass Water Bottles, Salt and Pepper Shakers and numer
ous other articles suitable for Xmas Gifts.
We have arranged the goods on ten special
bargain tables as follows:
Table I, choice 5c. Table 5, choice 75c.
Table 2, choice 10c. Table 6, choice $1.00
Table 3, choice 25c. Table 7, choice $1.50
Table 4, choice 50c. Table 8, choice $2.00
Various Kinds of Glass Ware.
Table 9, choice 25c. Table 10, choice 85c.
(5th floor 111^11 8t"
1896 Bicycles for Meo, Womnemi, Boys
and G arils.
New Higlh=graide Wheels, with all tlhe latest improve=
ments. Most acceptable Xmas gifts.
Men's "Tornado," $50.
20-inch wheel, diamond frame, weight 10*4 lbs.,
Morgan &: Af right quick-repair tiros, wood rims.
Made of bluest quality materials.
Boyp "Blizzard," $40.
24-V\h wheel, diamond frame, weight 19'/? lbs.,
Morgan 6c Wright quick-repair tires, wood rims.
Women's "Queen Mab," $50.
20-inch wheel, weight 20U. lbs., Morgan & Wright
quick-repair tires, wood rims, wood mud guards.
No bette- mad:-.
Girls' "Fairy," $40.
24-lnch wheel, weight I'JVa lbs., wood rims. Mor
gan & Wright quick-repair tir^s, wool mud guards.
We are closing out our present stock of these high-grade machines.
$noo Hode!, Diamond Frame, Now $60.
$noo model, Drop Frame, Now $60.
$67 "Defiance," Drop Frame, Now $35.
Woodward &. Lothrop.
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j;OF LOW-PRICED GIFTS i;
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Sterling Slver P?*n Holders... 7?cts;
4, Sterling Silver Embroidery find
Muuicuie Scissors ^i?H>W7
Sterling Silver and Cut Glass ?n *
Vaseline Jars ? ?jU> u
Sterling Silver end Cut Glass ;
4> luk Stands
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4> Sterling Silver nnd Cut Glass <?tt *>/?>>
if Mucilage Bottles ?
Sterling Silver Ilalr Brush and <5A ,?>,?>
Prices for this week only. 5
? JEWEJ.ERS AND IMPORTERS, >
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|Gi ve the Goods for a Gown^j
Time is precious to you
these clays. We are trying
in our "short talks" to save
you worry and money. You
"know the standard of this
store. The best there is?is
here?of even-thing a big
house ought to have. Ex
clusive?almost every feature
of the stock?but not a cent
farther from you on that ac
How is the fabric for a %
gown for a gift to some of I
your intimates? J;
We selected some hand- ?>
some effects in both Colors 11
and Black specially for J;
Christmas giving. We will < ?
box them up tastily. Any- %
a body would appreciate such a x
remembrance. < ?
? Fancy Patterns.
Silk and Wool Mirtu.-es -in several
styles?enough for a costume?$3.25 and
Fan<y Mohairs-take your choice
reedy cut in dtvss lengths?$5.25.
Fancy Suitings?a lot to select from
? a full pattcin for $5.25.
Boucle Novelty?enough for a gown
Silk and Wool Boacle Novelties?
$8.75 for the jMittern complete.
Or, if you would rather
have us cut from the piece for
you?just as many yards as
you want?here are these?
splendid qualities?and the
very newest effects?
Itoucles, Zibellnes, Mohairs, Che
vlotr and Crepoos?$1.50, $2, $3.50.
$4 nnd $6 a yd.
54-ii ch Imjiorted Indies* Clotlis?in
the latest shades?$1.50 and $2.50 a yd.
There are lots of bargains
among these Black Goods'
effects?close prices for lib
eral qualities. Anybody who
ever bought an inch of
Black from us knows how re
liable these are. Couldn't
make a better gift.
3G-inrh All-wool Cheviots?25c. n yd.
50-inch All-wool Frcncb Cheviot*?
50c. a yd.
45-inch Mohair and Wool Jacquards
?50c. a yd.
40-lnch Mohair Jacquards?30c. a yd.
45-lrch Stcrm Serges?50c. a yd.
44-lnch Mohair Sicilians?50c. a yd.
45-lfich Mohair Brilliantines?50c. a
40-ln-h All-wool Delaines?3#-. a yd.
38-inch Ail-wool Henrietta*?37Vfec. a
45-inch Fine Twilled French Serge?
50c. a yd
45-inch All-wool Henriettas?50c. a
GO-inch Surah Twilled Serges?75c.
and $1 a yd.
52-inch lUwele Ch>ths-$1 a yd.
52-Inch Vicuna Cbeviots--$l a yd.
45-lnch Hough Suitings-$1 a yd.
36-inch All-wool Cords?37%*'. a yd.
Then, again, here are some
rich Robes in Black?neatly
boxed?$3 to $5.50?com
Nor is the Black story told
Silk Warp Eudoras and Henrietta*?
$1 to $3 a yd
Wool Henriettas?50c. to $1.50 a yd.
Luptu's Camel's Hairs?$1 to $3 a
Crepons?$1 to a yd.
Novelties In different weaves?fl to
$2.25 n yd.
The very best Mourning
EiMHigb good* for Waists and Skirts?
the last of "full pieces'*-at the last
of "full prices."
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Look Around Now
Before our store gets crowded by
Holiday buyers. Nothing more ap
propriate and useful for a Christ
mas present than a Five O'Clock
Tea Stand, Tea Kettle or Chafing
Dish. You will not find a better or
more carefully selected stock of these
in town than ours.
Everything for nxc iu and the adornment of a
beautiful home w?- hav? hen*.
Geo. F. Muth & Co.,
di'll-24d 41H 7111 ST. N.W.
5-lb. cans HONEY?75c.
Not the manufactured kind?
but pure bees' honey?fresh
from the country?very tooth
N. W. Burcfcell, 1325 F St.
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