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MONDAY \a|?t 2. 1S8T.
CROSBY 9. SOYE9 Editor.
THE BVERIXO STAR has m. regular
and iifrmnnent Family Circulation
uiaok More tkM tk? eoablaed cir
culation of the other Waahlngton
dallies. Aa ? News aad Advertising
Medium It ha* no competitor.
t/ In order to avoid delays, on ac
count of personal absence, letters to
THE STAR ahoald not be addressed
to nay individual connected with the
om ce, bat slntpl|r to THE STAR, or to
the Editorial or Baslaeaa Depart
ments, according to tenor or purpose.
Receiver 9chne|?r* Specloas Demurrer
Receiver Schocpfs .lernurrfr to Commis
sioner lllack? rejiort 011 the air motor ex
Ih rimctits on ^hc Kckington railroad swms f
to lie based on tht general principle that
I h> ^iilpmpnt of the road with the under
ground electric system Is Impossible in
\ lew of th<? financial condition of the com
pany. In oth.r words, there is no po.-sible
alternative from compressed air and there
fore *he company shall have ihe privilege
of equipping with compressed air whether
lite Commissioners approve that system jr
not. As a matter of fact it is known to the
authorities and the citizens that the legis
lation now ope afire, presenting the alterna
tive of compressed air or underground elec
tric. was not forced upon an tin willing cor
poration. It was asked for by the company
through its agents in the Congressional
lobbies and was granted after proper pre
e rations?but evidently not enough?had
Iteeii taken to make the measures accepta
I I?* to the public. It is a perversion of the
records for the receiver now to plead pover
ty when ihe roads involved are in 110 worse
tinancial condition than they were when
they willingly accepted the alternative
presented by ihe statutes. Since that time,
ir ir enough, they have passed into the
hands of a receiver, and are now In the cus
tody of the court, but this step is thorough
ly understood to have been taken as part
of the pro-ess of wrecking and the freezing
out of small stot kholders. It was ex
plained and widely accepted at the time as
a trlek of management. No other inter
pretation could be put upon the move in
the light of the insignllicant sums for the
sake of which the receivership was asked.
h!,d the unusual methods in forcing the
properties into court. As was shown by
the answer filed in the cases subsequent to
tiie order of court appointing the receiver
the Indebtedness, amounting to but
in the case of the Ecklngton road and
*:tl.:ci In the case of the Belt, was Incurred
only five days before the application for a
receivership was filed and the proceedings
that resulted in taking the roads out of
the hands of the stockholders occupied only
O'le day.
Thus all later events are to be inter
preted by means of the general belief that
the receivership at present in force is a
condition of convenience to the majority
owners of the roat.s. entered upon freely
and by understanding with the minor cred
itors whose claims were utilized, and is
maintained to enable the roads to plead in
ability whenever it i? suggested that the
f'lil terms of the present laws be strictly
< nforced for the benefit of the public. The
receiver gives evidence of this motive in
his perslst-nt citation of the refusal of the
court to permit him to spend the money of
tl.e roads or to incur extra indebtedness In
order to prosecute the experiments ordered
l.y the law. This plea rounds well until It
i? remembered that the receivership can be
dissolved at short no:ice by the payment
of the ridiculously small claims on which
It is based. This step would take the roads
from the jurisdiction of the court and
would enable the mar agement to act free
Thus there is no fcrce in the receiver's
allegation that the ccmpressed air experi
ment is successful In New York, advanced
to throw doubt upon Commissioner Blacks
conclusions. The law* under consideration
coi'template the conduct of experiments
here. sufficiently exhaustive to demonstrate
the capacities of tht air system to the
t 'ommissioner*. They do not place upon
t fie Commissioners tlie necessity of scru
tinizing the entire field of the world's
transportation facilites to find evidence
Itaring upon the local ptoblem. The bur
den of proof is 011 the companies here en
gaged and upon the motors t?ey may pre
sent for tests. If the receivership ham
jm-red the present managers of the two
> ompanies in their experimental demon
strations it should ha\e been dissolved. As
it is a bond easily broken it can not be ac
cepted as a defense of the failure to seek
a satisfactory compliance with the law
that now forms such a glaring chapter in
the record.
I.owerlue llack Fares.
The day of swindl ng hack drivers in
New York will apparently soon be a thing
o; the past The Ptnnsylvania railroad,
with its usual enterprising foresight In
such matters, some time ago inaugurated
.1 ??heap, clean and swift cab service at Its
tSM street station lr that city, by which
one or two passengers aie carried from or
*.? that point for cents for any distance
tin ier a mile and a hilf. A similar reforip
was shortly afterward inaugurated by the
I.ora Island railroad. and now -the New
Y' >rk Central and Hidson River road is
?rraiiging to put the same arrangement In
force at the Grand Central station. The
adoption of this measjre in the interest of
the traveling public by these important
lines can hardly fall to force the other
roa'ls having a terminal In New York to
take the same progressive step. This will
relieve arriving and departing travelers of
the extortionate impositions heretofore
practiced by hackmen. and must shortly
lead to cheaper fares throughout the en
tire city. Tney may not be profitable at
once, but they cannot fail to be so ulti
mately, for nothing is more certain than
that lower rates of fare invariably in
crease the demand for and use of traveling
facilities, and thus enlarge profits.
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The government should command the
Uat service in every branch and the best
service cannot be secured where ability and
iaitlitul performance of duty count for less
than partisanship In matters of promotion
01 retention In office.
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A Protean Artist.
If tfwwe who are curfous about the real
meaning of the MjU'vland platform will but
take the time to reflect 011 the career and
characteristics 'jf its author they will find
the orotilem simple enough. Mr. Gorman
is a candidate for re-election to the Senate.
II.s party is divided on the silver question.
He wishes to reunite It for his own per
sonal ends. He Is strong with the machine
localise of it is "regularity" last year. He
l*l*is for the sound money men by refrain
ing from declaring for free silver at 1C to
1 this year. It is a platform of Mr. Gor
Hi 111, by Mr. Gorman, and for Mr. Gorman.
I'tlltlcal principles did not shape a single
lit.* of it, for. whether the silver question
or the tariff question is considered, Mr.
Oomian's record bears out the statement
tt'.&t he is not alHed unalterably to any
? nch things.
Tak? the question of the tariff. When
that question waa the issue, Mr. Gorman
was suspected of protection leanings. At
any rata, th? free traders did not trust
him. Ha disapproved of Mr. Cleveland's
famous free trade message, and Mr. Clave
lau I himself, after putting It out, wanted
to modify It In soma way before the na
tional campaign of 1888 should begin- Re
versing one's-Setf publicly being difficult
jkor!;, Mr. Cle\?land I joked around for as
slstance. He selected Mr. Gorman. The
Maryland senator undertook the tart, and
attended the democratic national conven
tion that year with a cut-and-dried plat
form Intended to retract the President's
message and to commit the party to pro
tection. The scheme was defeated. The
free traders were In the majority In the
convention, and they rejected the Cleve
land-Gorman platform contemptuously, and
wrote one on free trade lines. And Mr.
Gorman stood on that as easily and as
complacently as though he had helped to
make It.
In Mr. Gorman went to Chicago an
anti-Cleveland man, and in fact nourishing
a little presidential boom of his own. His
little l>oom collapsed, but he stood up for a
straddle In the platform on the tariff Issue.
Again the free traders triumphed. They
wrote a straightforward free trade plank,
and Mr. Gorman during the campaign sup
ported It. The democracy won at the polls,
anu Congress was called upon to legislate.
It was soon made apparent that the party
would repudiate Its campaign promises, and
Mr. Gorman appeared as the chief of the
repudiators. The hold-up of the Wilson uill
by the Senate, and the work there per
formed. all under the personal direction of
Mr. Gorman, are so fresh as to be matters
still of current comment.
Such Is Mr. Gorman's record on the Issue
of tariff reform. He lias been blithely on
both sides of it. and has twice undertaken
commissions?once unsuccessfully?to lead
the democracy over from free trade, which
he had supported at the polls, to protec
tion. which he thought would be the best
thing to tie to in the long run.
In the silver Issue there has been pre
sented the_ same protean artist. A gold
man In May of last year, Mr. Gorman be
came a free silver man in July following.
His change was no less swift than radical
and complete. And yet the silver men dlJ
not trust him. When Chairman Jones pro
posed Washington for silver headquarters,
in order, as it was understood, that he
might have the l>eneflt of Mr. Gorman's as
sistance. Mr. Bryan objected, and Chicago
was chosen. The silver candidate for tl:e
presidency was a young man. but he had
his misgivings about a veteran who could
change his coat as Mr. Gorman could. In
this campaign Mr. Gorman is playing be
tween the two factions and to catch the
eyes of both, dressed up as a harlequin,
with one leg silver and the other gold.
There need not be any mistake about
Mr. Gorman or his platform. His whole
object at the present time Is to secure re
election to the. Senate; and as he is one of
the most expert Jugglers among present
Jay politicians he is wording his deliver
ances and shaping all of his plans very
shrewdly with that end solely in view.
Return him to the Senate, and the people
of Maryland may be sure that if the silver
men need him at any time and are In the
majority they will have no difficulty in
getting him.
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Japnn and Hamii.
The formal announcement Is now made
that Japnn has agreed to summit to arbi
tration the pending dispute between that
country and Hawaii concerting the exclu
sion of Immigrants frcm Hawaiian terri
tory. This decisicn bears out the Intima
tion given by Count Okuma, Japan's min
ister for foreign affairs, to The Star's cor
respondent at Tokyo several weeks ago.
It was noted at the time that Count
Okuma's admission that the differences be
tween Japan and Hawaii might be arbi
trated was not wholly In line with the em
phatic assertion of Minister Shlmamura In
Honolulu that the dispute involved Japan's
natlona' honor and therefore could not
possibly form a lit subject for arbitration.
Attention was called to the fact that elthor
Count Okuma was creating a false Impres
sion or that Minister Shlmamura was go
ing beyond his private instructions In thus
placing too high an estimate upon the
nature of the dispute. The present issue of
The Star contains a letter from the regular
correspondent at Honolulu giving mmy
interesting details of the controversy .?nd
si.owing clearly that there has never been
a time when Japan coi^ld Justly refuse to
tieat the controversy as capable of settle
ment by an umpire. Any other view of
the matter would be strained and would
Inspire the suspicion of a desire on the
part of Japan to magnify the argument
over the Immlgritlon treaty Into a cause
for a belligerent demonstration. Japan's
official utterances have all been pacific,
save, perhaps, those of Minister Shlmamura
in Honolulu, and those were not sufficiently
firmal to warrant tlielr being taken seri
ously. It redounds now to the credit of
Japan that her course in the further treat
ment of Hawaii is to be marked by a dig
nified rtgard for the equities of the case
and by a proper appreciation of the rules
that govern international arguments.
Kamehanieha's letter contains many Im
portant references that are to be read in
view of the fact that at the time the letter
was mailed the news that arbitration had
1 ten accepted h id not reached Hawaii.
Sunriivielien Kirnt.
The efforts to find a practical interpre
tation of the Kaines law lead to the comic.
One empire statesman lays down the rule
that if a man a?ks for a sandwich before
ordering a drink the sandwich constitutes
a meal, but if he orders the drink alone
and, on being Informed that he must eat
something,, orders the sandwich, it is an
immoral subterfuge and cannot be tole
rated. It would seem that the only thing
for the disappointed customer to do Is to
go outside, come in again and, having
framed Ills order In the light of experience,
give It to another waiter. Even this trou
ble would be saved if the proprietor would
take the precaution to post conspicuously
an admonition to guests to order their
sandwiches lirst.
Judging from the numerous "illustrations
of life at Klondyke now being published
the miners In the Alaskan gold fields have
been hard pressed by photographers. In
view of the shortness of the working season
In that latitude this persistence by the
camera fiend Is little short of highway rob
The White House.
The fact that the upper floor of the
White House has settled four Inches as a
result of the heavy pressure of office seek
ers during the past five months should
surprise nobody. The house Is old and
?as not designed for such emergencies as
modern political conditions create. Col.
Bingham iir his recently submitted annual
report called attention to the need of a
new office building for the President, and
expressed the hope that this necessity
would no longer be neglected. The present
quarters are Inadequate In every way.
They are located too far above the street
level, to begin with, and are difficult of
access because of the lack of elevators.
This lack the President has jokingly de
scribed of late as a blessing, but It la a
serious Inconvenience to hundreds of citi
zens whose business takes them to the
executive offices. The situation does not
comport with the dignity of the office and
the present importance of the nation. But
aside from the inconvenience of location
the offices are too small, apd, as shown by
the late discoveries of settlements in the
floor, are really unsafe. Large crowds art
periodically assembled on ths second story,
and In the light of the disclosures of ths
engineers it is a marvel that a serious dis
aster has not marked the beginning of the
A certain sentiment attached to ths pres
ent structure has a tendency to cause a
postponement of a modernising of the
offices. The building Is historic, and it
would probably be a grave error to de
stroy It to make room for another one. But
plana have heretofore been devised (or the
remodelling of parts of the building, and
for the construction of additions that
would carry out the architectural Idea em
bodied in the original house, and these sug
gestions have been warmly commended by
officials and architects. Col. Bingham's
plans elnbody the main features of these
former suggestions, while involving a lower
cost. Among the propositions Is that for
the erection of a separate office building
for the exclusive use of the President In
the transaction of the executive business.
This would necessarily be located In the
Immediate vicinity of the present mansion,
presumably on the same park. A plan of
relief of some sort should be adopted and
pushed to a speedy realization.
The Ililloicraph In India.
Dispatches from India Indicate that com
r.unioatlon is being had between British
headquarters and the besieged camps In
the frontier by means of the heliograph.
Earlier items announced the destruction
of the line of electric communication by
the natives, and it now remains to be seen
whether the tribesmen In revolt will have
the ingenuity to cope with this new means
of transmitting Intelligence. When the
telegraph was first introduced In India and
other frontier countries for military pur
poses the uncivilized fighters were aghast
at Its possibilities and were sufficiently
superstitious concerning Its nature to keeo
at a distance from the poles and wires.
Longer acquaintance, however, led them to
learn that with a few strokes of an axe
they, could destroy the usefulness of the
mysterious device that enabled the white
men to talk to each other across vast dis
tances. The heliograph Is, of course, avail
able only by means of relays, save on short
distances. The Himalaya country Is ad
mirably adapted to its use. by reason of
the frequent peaks that serve for stations.
The flashing of the light beams Is sure to
attract the attention of the natlves.however,
and It will be interesting to note if these
men. who are by no means deficient in in
telligence, find a method to obscure the
passage of the messages from station to
station. Artificial clouds would serve the
purpose, and these should be easy of manu
facture by burning some smoke-producing
substance. The heliograph has not been
sufficiently used in modern warfare to In
dicate just the degree of its reliability
when adopted for communication across a
hostile region. The general use of smoke
leas powder will undoubtedly Increase the
effectiveness of the instrument under such
Air. Dlngley would be more than human
if, during his summer vacation, he did not
give an occasional thought to the part
which association with a tariff bill played
in Mr. McKlnley's eminently successful
The antics of Mr. Wellington have evi
dently given Mr. Gorman hopes of a revival
of prosperity.
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It must b3 admitted that the price per
ton paid by the average consumer for coal
dees not afford any excuse for low wages
at the mines.
The customs house employes have dis
covered a great Increase of activity in their
industry as a result of the Dlngley tariff.
' Kansas has such large wheat and corn
crops that it is thought she may have to let
a large assortment of would-be reformers
go unharvested for the present.
It is a comfort to Mr. Chapman to reflect
that so long as Congress Is not in session
he runs no more risks of going to Jail.
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A Satisfaction.
"So ye wor foined {5 fur assaultin'
Clanty," remarked Mr. Rafferty.
"Ol wor," replied Mr. Dolan: "an' it wor
a proud moment whin Oi heard the sin
"Fur what rayson?"
"I showed beyond a doubt which man
had the best lv the contist."
A hideous revenge 'twould be.
But to the brim 'twould fill Joy's cup.
If a mosquito, thoughtlessly,
Should bite a hydrophobic pup!
"Money," sal\ Uncle Eben, "may be
'sponsible foh er heap o' badness. But dat
ain' no 'scuse foh borryln' It, stid o' wuck
in' foh wages."
A Problematic* Amirrtlon.
'1 can't make out," said Willie Wlshing
ton. "whether Miss De Muhr Is prudish or
merely ungrammatlcal."
"What did she say?"
"She said she never enjoyed surf-bathing;
that, somehow, she couldn't get accos
tumed to it."
The professor was endeavoring to enter
tain a group of seashore young women. He
had been talking on the subject of geology.
They yawned, but did not go away. He
was the only man In sight.
"I suppose," be said, the halilt of inter
rogation asserting itself, "that any of you
young ladies can tell me where the most
important chalk deposits are to be found?"
"I don't know for sure, professor," said
the girl who Is just out of school; "but 1
have an idea."
"Where do you think they are located?"
"On the blackboard."
The LlKhtnlaf Hug.
De lightning-bug, he sail an' shine
So's ebery one can see;
An' he seem ter b'iieve hlsse'f as fine
As any one kin be.
He stay out nights an' sleep all day,
An' finks he's habbln' fun.
His whole time's spent Jes' dat-a-way,
An' he won' git nuffln' done.
But it ain' foh people to blame his sport
When his no-count glow dey see.
Case dey's lots o' folks o' de human sort
Dat as like 'im as kin be.
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When Adroitness Overreaches Itself.
From BmdMreet's.
Much interest has been felt in the out
come of the Democratic State Convention
in Maryland as regards Its method of deal
ing with the monetary Issue. It was known
that an effort would be made to "straddle"
the question, as the process of making an
unmeaning declaration has come to be des
ignated in politics. The convention de
clared In favor of "honest money, the gold
and silver money of the Constitution, and
the coinage of both metals, without dis
crimination against either, into standard
dollars of final payment and redemption."
No mention was made of any ratio, for, of
course, a reference to the ratio of 16 to 1
would have been regarded as an indorse
ment of the Chicago platform, which the
convention. In the desire to placate the
gold democrats, was anxious to avoid. It
remains to be seen what effect this evasion
of the principal national Issue between the
parties will have upon the state elections.
The chief of the Maryland Democracy Is
everywhere regarded as a shrewd and
adroit politician, but the quality of adroit
ness has at times a tendency to overreach
Sliver' Lawer Than Brer Known.
From the NewTotk Herald.
Silver bullion sold last week In London at
26% pence an ounce, the lowest It has ever
touched in the history of the world.
The decline Is obviously due to an'enor
mous production of the Irhlte metal and a
diminished demand..
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initiating Hamlet.
From the Atchison Globe.
An effort is being made throughout the
east to abolish the woman's hat at ohurch
Why. this la the moat Important part ot
the servto?l 01
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Wt in> tola* to take a bl* low on ?
all the Fancy Colored Shirt Walat* In ?
stock rlrbt now when yon need thsio *
most. We've bid ft splendid Shirt ?
Waist sonsoa and can well afford, ?
after selling the majority of tb.? stock *
* at a profit, to let you have what re- ?
? mains at a big loss. *
* 3o take your choice l>e?!nnlng to- ?
* morrow morning of all Faucy Colored ?
* Shirt Waists in the house at ?
"Exactly Half Price."
* These Include the tat?*?t and hand- *
* son.est creations >f leading iuanufac- ?
' turers. In beautiful lawns ami taffeta ?
* lawns, also the gold and silver- ?
* btrlped Foulard novelties- all made ?
* by wHI-paid. skilled labor from flrst- ?
* quality materials. Don't stop to ?
* make your own Shirt Waists you ? an ?
* buy them here at actually half the ?
* cost of the materials at retail. ?
933 Pa. Ave.
A fresh shipment?bot
tled at the springs?just re- 1
ceived. Case of 24 bot- Ji
ties?$7.50. 50c. . allowed 1
on empties. We're agents f|
for Buffalo Lithia and Staf
ford Waters also.
Pharmacist, 703 15th St.
C7Magruder's Consolidation Sale.
Bargains I mi
? ? ? * ? We arc going to give up this store on
? ? ? ? ? Sept. 1. To hurry out GROCERIES, TA
? ? ? ? ? RLE DELICACIES, WINES, etc.?we
? ? ? ? ? have made still further r.*duct1ons-manv
? ? ? ? ? pi Ices now being BELOW COST. Here
? ? ? ? ? are jllHt 3 samples:
? ? ? ? ? EN'S" SOUPS. At Iras than cost. 15c.
? ? ? ? ? SCOTCH JAMS. At less than cost.
? ? ? ? ? $1.50 doeen.
? ? ? ? ? CURTICE BROS.' PRESERVES-pints.
? ? ? ? ? At less than erst. 33c.
? ? ? ? ? CT THAT REMINDS ME." You can
? ? ? ? ? now tiny Magruder's PRIVATE STOCK
? ? ? ? ? H quart bottles?for only
11417 New York Ave.
Becker's, 1328 F St.
Our f, >i -
We've held many a mono7-saving
sale of Trunk*-that you've helped to
make a success by your generous
patfcmige. This oue eclipses ull
others. We've not only reduced
brand new trunks?right in the heart
of golng-away :ime?but WE'VE. RE
mense trunk room 23 per ??cut. There
are tempting bargains here for you?
for every one- who wants an ele
gant trunk far below what It la
really worth.
Your choice of 12.25 Trunks for...; $1.09
Your choice of $3.00 Trunks for.... $2.25
Your choice of $4.<I0 Trunks for.... $3.00
Your choice of $5.00 Trunks for.... $il.75 i=j
* ' $6.0" ~
Your choice of $6.00 Trunks for $4.50
Your choice of $10.00 Trunks for. ... $7.50
Your choice of $15.00 Trunk* for... .$11.25
Your choice of $20.00 Trunk* for... .$15.00
Your choice of $25.00 Trunks for $13.75
Fine Harness, Trunks, &c.,
1328 F St.,
'Phone 1(530.
Wltl'HUlIlli .'Mimil'llultlltl::*
Destroys Bad Odors.
? ? ? It's th<> best (lisinfi < tant r.ml deodorizer
? ? ? you ran use about tin- house. It destroys tlio
? ? ? damp, musty odors in th. eellar -eliminates
? ? ? wwer ?as k'-.-|w the waste pipes free from
? ? ? g.-oa*e?dislnfeetx the elosets and liath rooms
? * * ?aid keeps the entire ?< werase urtteiu of
? ? ? the house in h thorough sanitary rondltion.
? ? ? A tablenpoonful of Sulpho-Naptbol to a ?al
? ? ? Ion of water is I lie proper profiortion. 8-oz.
? ? ? Uittles of Slllpbo-Xapthol-oulv iiOe
Arlington Drug Store,
Cor. Vt. Ave. & H St. M"- 8
Blackberry Here's your
? opportuul t y
to buy
splendid stom
ach and I towel
. corrector at a cut
prlc?. We've re
duced the price of our
Blackberry Brandy to
00c. qt., 30c. pt. Former
price, 75c. qt.; 40c. pt.
Order quickly ami lake ud
vautage of the cut!
au2 20d
614 /4?ST-PH0NED38.
aUrtMiiniii?iiiiiiiitH?>timiiiniwilKUii:nii^:iiii..i.u.m.. --n?llll-Tlinillimnil?Mii
Matt i tigs Cut
to pieces!
Just to en*te a little "furore" we're to
>VfJ? ??fr and remnants of our
JJ.Vh-jradw Mattings at exactly HALF
PlutO. l>on t put off?they can't last long.
T1? Houghton^;'FSt
au2-20d ' .
H ii[W!iTTnmiiritnirir"TTiiiiTi-i-iiimiiniwmMH?Hsyiiimwnniiiini?iiinmr
A headache
?is bad enough in winter, but
it is weU nigh distracting in
this hot weather. Of course
you know the sure remedy?
Wier's Lemon Seltzer. Acts
instantly?and cures perma
? nently. Try it.
At all druggists.
10, 25 and 50c.
Beautiful Shoes.
Bdtria 0. Bart * Co.. New York,
Arthur Burt, 1411 F St.
ioth, nth and F Sts. N. W.
(7Oar boslnen boar* until September Bra 7:43
i.m. to 5 p.m.; Btlarivi, 7:43 to 1.
And it means vacations lasting a day,
a week or longer. Whether your
destination is the seaside, the moun
tains, the country, aboard?your va
cation may not be enjoyed without
preparation. Many a contrivance
must be had to jneet wants that the
absence of home comforts will make
very annoying if not provided for.
We have a very comprehensive
stock covering every outing need,
and the prices were never so low.
Speciall Salle of
T ranks.
One of the best known trunk
manufacturers preparing to move
into larger quarters, closed out to us
several numbers of his high-grade
Trunks at a very liberal discount.
We shall offer them for sale Tuesday
on the same basis, which represents
a very decided saving on regular
At $4.50.
26-inch Heavy Duck-covered Trunks, cloth
lined, four strap hinges, extra heavy bolts,
slats (.rotected by Iron lips. Iron bot
tom, best "Excelsior" lock.
30-loch Trunks, same description.... $5-75
At $6.50.
A special lot of Men's 28 1 orb High-grade
Trunks, with shirt tray; bat box made es
pecially for men's use?a Tnink made of
strictly first-class materials and in a first
class rasiiter.
30-inch Trunks, same description... $7-25
82-inch Trunks, same description... $7-95
34-inch Trunks, same description...
30-lnch Trunks, same descript ion...
At $6.60.
38-inch Duck-covered Trunks, brass "Victor"
lock, long strup hinges, malleable Iron clamps,
heavy Taylor bolts, iron bottom?a very strong
and durable Trunk; two sixes only.
40-lnch Trunks, same description... $7-25
At $18.50.
38-inch Hosswood Trunks, covered with the
best duck, bound with three liber center bands,
brass trimmed, extra heavy valance clamps,
long strap hinges, narrow slats, extra heavy
Excelsior lode and bolts, lined throughout with
heavy linen, extra pudding In top of lid, extra
tray?a very handsome, light-weight Trunk.
40-toch Trunks, same description., %
These Trunks are of a strictly
high character, and at the very low
prices named are unusual bargains.
Third floor.
Special Sale of
Hammocks for country lawns,
city porches, picnics and the sea
shore. We have just purchased very
much below the regular prices a
manufacturer's stock of high-grade
Hammocks, and sliall place them on
sale Tuesday
About Half Regular Prices.
At 69c.
Woven Cotton Hammocks; ?Gi38-inch bed.
At 79c.
Woven Oil ion Hammocks, full colors; 76x38
iuch l?ed.
At 95c.
Woron rut ton Hammocks, full colors; 84x42
luch ImhI.
At $1.15.
Woven Cotton Hammocks, full colors; 90x48
inch bed.
At $1.25.
Colored Macrame Improved "Luxury" Ham
mocks; 81x42 inch bed.
At 65c.
Oolor,*d Woven Cot ion Xuiuery Hammocks.
At 79c.
Woven Colored Cotton Hammocks, with pillow
and spreader.
At $1.00.
Woven Colored Cotton Haroron.k?, with pillow
and Hpremder; 7tix33-liteli lied. tMiXMw-U bed,
f l.?>. Wix4S-lurb bed, $1.50.
At $1.35.
Woven Colored Cotton Fringed Hauimo.-k?,
wlUi pillow and spreader; 7ttx3s-Hkh bed.
84x42-luch bed, *1.90.
At $1.95.
Woven Colored Cotton Hammocks, twilled
cauvss weave; with valance.
At 85c.
A lot of best quality White Mexican Ham
mocks, with braided edge; full sire.
Hammock Spreaders 7C
Third floor.
Special Sale of
Fruit Jars. -
Owing to an advantageous pur
chase we are now able to offer the
very best Machine-made Fruit Jars,
with Mason pattern tops, at the low
est prices yet quoted for these goods.
There are many makes of Mason's
Jars, but none better than these
manufactured by the_ Atlas Glass
Company. They come nicely pack
ed one dozen in a wooden case, com
plete with rubbers, etc.
A rare chance to get the best 1897
Jars at bargain prices.
Pint slxe, per do*en 40c.
Quart slxe, per dozen. 50c.
Half-gallaa slxe, per doaen 65c.
Everything else needed by the
housewife for preserving, at little
Fifth floor.
Woodward & Lothrop.
Mayer Bros.
& Co.,
937-939 F Street..
So tlw to loae! We baif rerelred ???*
perted botlre that tin- builder* will l?*gln
tearing oat tbe (mat wall* In 48 hours.
Selections from here and there
in the great round of sacrifices
such as have made this stupend
ous sale famous with bargain buy-1
It's an unquestionable shame |
to have to sacrifice such goods
for so little money. But im-!
> provements must be made?<1
( walls must come down, windows ^
must be torn out and goods must
g?- v
Every article that occupies <
needed room in this establish- \
mcnt has been cut without regard .
to its value?without regard to its )
cost. Prices talk best and most
convincingly, so here's a partial
list to go bv:
All those Trim mod Hat* ynu awn
and admired so much are cut in this pro
$2.98 Hats, $1.49.
$4.00 Hats. $1.99. ^
$2.50 Hats, $1.25.
$1.98 Hats, 74c. i
40c. Ribl>ons. 15c.
Fanoy liana* RIIiI.hi, nl?r> Taffeta RIV I
(?on and Satin RlliUm, 4 t? li IvV. wide.
Regular 4?<\ *.k4h, will L?v? the I0.-.
eard on tliein tomorrow. I
15c. Ribl>ons, 9c.
All those L'i-j lu.-U All'i.llk IMrc UIMmmm,
that bold for 15c., go for IK*.
50 and 75c. Shirt Waists. 29c. I
All *97 stylet*, all made hy rejmtftbl*
makers, all worthy to be worn l?y any viie. )
t $2 Waists, 98c. j
All that biff line or Waist a. that we /
sold as high as $2. In law*.. )?crcale. j
lawn, dimity, gingham ami 1 effects
?everything-cboif-e now. j*Jc.
25c. Belts, 14c. )
Fine leather Belts. with tin* iiopular (
harness but-kle. /
$3.98 Suits, $1.98. <
All those pretty Crash Linen. IMain and \
Emhn?ldt?r*?i Suits, thjt tou remember /
ao well at (S.W. go now for *1.98. S
$5 Suits, $2.98. )
Crash I.inen puJ I>u?k. A l?ig virMjr N
made up from choice picking* of the stock. )
flayer Bros. >
& Co., \
Where quality's ruar.-inti.--d, )
^37-939 F^Street.^ \
plmposed j
j Every Bay
? ro? hardly pick tip the pi|ier with
out seeing a notice that some on** J
Is fined |5 for "failure to provide
for use at his home a property cov
ered receptacle for ashes and gar
?Are you supplied? Better see ??s
for a receptacle that tills the re
quirement of the law.
?Prices much less than floes.
Galvanized Iron <&
$ Galvanized Steel
Receptacles, 40c.,
55c., 70c., $1.08,
$1.32, $1.67, $1.88
$ & $2.66.
And you'll find each i?ri?*e from 15
to 25 per cent lower th in h retoftre.
West <&??.,*
' * Successors to J. II. Guilev & Co.,
fl004 F St.
iis. 522 I Oth St.
That the "Introductory Price" on
?Foot-Form Boots
expires September ist?
Many of our customers have
taken advantage of the unbroken
stock and purchased from two
to six pairs. Price, $3 00 now.
During This Time
All the Chocolate $3.50 Foot- ?
Form Oxfords go for $2.15, and
we say now as always that all
"mixed store $4.00 shoes" do not
compare in any point!
Our own Foot-Form lasts can;
give you the comfort that
crave for during this heated
One lot of Women's Black
Oxfords reduced from $2.00 to
Children's Shoes.
Tan Lace Shoes reduced this
, -way:
From $1.00 to 65 cents.
From $1.25 to 85 cents.
From $1.50 to 95 cents.
Foot-Form 8boe Shop,
F St., Cor. 13th.
For Camping Parties.
? ? We make r.U Uis Flag* tor tin* I'. 8. guv
? * rraairat We make all atsea from tlnv
? * onaa. uae*l oalT for deeorattnaa. to the huge
? ? "coto?" that fcat from the largest tattle
? ? iblp In "I'ci le ttam's" nary iVae-la *?
? ? TBXTS rt? Juat aa gon! aa I'upeland Flair*.
? ? We make them to or0er~??jr shape or si*
? ? tTWe do all klnrt" or KEWIVU that's
* * * done mm * marhlf rirttti dreaaamklag.
n. G. Copeland & Co.,
m uxb sz. (o? -atat ou-ica
"the dependable store."
7rti M K Kli i
Too many
soils and
skirts==so out
they go!
?at a very great reduction. Just t>>
think, they wore the greatest value*
before and you ean imagine what e\
traordinary values they are now with
the profit shorn from the price* ami
part of the eost. too, in many in
stances. Hut no need to imagine,
tor here they are?and they are ju>t
what we say they are.
1 he suits have been divided into
three lots?for easy choosing.
Lot One.
All of the Iiand 'iilorwl <msli. whit#
dw.-k and |>1<|U?' muItft, tu Bt.nr nu.i
eflwi*: ik1rt? made with hem* -on#
of the au!t? 11-atly trlitmi* ?l whMi ?old f,?r
$3 mid $4 you may lm?> your of f?r
Lot Two.
All of the liucn .tii'l fitify craati. white
PHj"* and fin.' dii'-k suit *. with ttu* imaf
atylinh deep ImimnI i4lrt?: ?tme
|tlaiu Mild hoot- in.itly tiliniD.il with ???.?id
or lace -whleti ??M for $4 .V? and for
Lot Three.
All ftf the |?!*|?a<>. nil linen .ind fine
?*ra??h miu*. ih>v??1 (\ tritium t| In the -r
?nt uitf nu**r. nit.I. by mm t altera. mil I fault
l?twl>. (<>?? ieef*?rt Mazer, bolero tii'l lj?*i
effecta -whKt ftold for $*..*?!. ?G awl $T p*
<?f linpT < r?*li ?k(r'? nm.ir ?|ih <l???
lit-iti. an. I pprffft in banc *111 !?.. .?< ...
50 cents.
f?t of \vii11?? |?l<ju** ?klri?. tailor tumle,
with wide 1j? m*. turned from $1 ws tu
$1.29 each.
Pretty wash stuffs
way down fin
Judge the ridiculous lowncss <?1
the prices for the whole stock from
these. Notice that the stock is slill
fresh and clean and contains all the
most desirable stuffs of the season
This last cut makes values such as
have never before been offered.
Plain linen nat late-which aoid hut re
cently fik 12V a yard for
5c. yard.
Fi?e fleur.Hl naali .tub llshi an<l <l?rk
Knimid* Si itfiu-a ??)?!.? wlii.li f?,
1-V". fur .
Sc. yard.
Sheet figured Nn listen ,-nd lamta. la
and la??e utriped la?ia. 4k* * tuffs which
?old lor 12V and 15c. a yard for
7^c. yard.
Hatting for a song
Tomorrow we make a cut in Un
balance of the matting st<>e4c which
ought to clear it out at once. Surely
you've never l?een offered fine mat
ting for so little.
TUw roll* J*:?ao?r * aml.n? ui.>ling III
" 6 S&c^yard.
11 rolla ? hina and Japanese I ineii-warp
tcimil?-as matting to go tor
l ie. yard.
T? roll* riira henry tfamaiik <'111118 matting,
tli? usual 40c. sort ai the furniture storea
to go for
85c. yard.
White goods to go.?
We bought tcx) many white good>.
\\ e were eager to show you a great
er stock than any other store in
town. Such is the penaltv! The
prices that we sliall make for tomor
row shall reduce the stock wonder
fully, but there'll be nothing in it
for us.
~.K> yard* while IcJla Ilium. tlie usual R.-.
*ort for
4^c. yard.
!Wa? yard* ftu" white strip-d India Iluon,
the usual lOc. sort ? to go for
6-^c. yard.
Eleven pieces fine a*l milium dotted
Swiss. which Hold for 3Mc. atxl 4?K . a yard
to go for
211c. yard.
Domestic bargains
l.'HM yarda full yard wide |ier< a!??*. m letly
uavy and Mack utMUfid* witli white figure*
warrant* d fast color to go for
7%c. yard.
Yard-wMe ,,rt|?a" cotton tetter than
"Fruit of thf Lut m'' - u-uilly cdta for h^-. -
to go tomorrow for
5^c. yard.
?<|uart--r "Mate**" Sb.-.-tlu* iliall Ik- of
fered for a day at
14J?c. yard;
Bent table oil rfoth. Id fancy white and
marble pattern*, to go for
I2^c. yard.
Yard-wide camhrle as g?>od as Lmadale -
for a day
634c. yard.
Ready-made sheets.
HliHU-loeh "I tlea" ready nMdf >hecta to
go fur
39c. each.
81x*J0-l(.t'h h> m^titi-hcd gticcU jwrfectlj
made to go for
46c. each.
TSrtM^iach half Reached sheet* to go for
34c. each.
Enamel ware cheap.
The sale of enamel ware, which
begins this morning in the new 7th
street addition, offers values such as
you have never before heard of. But
this department, which will be lo
cated in the basement, will do a
great many unusual things, and it
will pay you to watch it!
l^adies' 10c. vests, 6c.
400 ladle*' K?i.? rll?Uf><1 rma. tlx- nwial
I0r. m.rt. *111 |> cm ntr t?mn m, ruiag -
* ?1K*<-Ial iwrt-haw (ur
6c. each.
I.-<*> f?lni '-titWfr? . (Hi~li>a.k full ron
lar uud* Imw .ilirii art lb- uatuil ir
?urt?will c* taaorwv far
15c. pair.
924-9^6-928 7th?706 K Su.

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