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WE will lose on every one of these articles we sell, but just
think how many new customers we'll make by ofiering
them. Can't afford to let you have them for more than
two days, Friday and Saturday. After that they go back to regu
lar prices.
$6 Carriage, Serf
V l* Credit, too. g
V^. Only able to Vf
\\l secure about 17 S
^ more of those ?i
N^^SjL large $5 elegaut S
? % white all-wicker g
- full rolling back g
and high - arm 2*
Roekers? to sell at $3.25. Roomy, comfort- ?
able seats?and nigh back. $5 ^ *T) Ef 3*
everywheie. Here tomorrow _T)
and Saturday Of/QJ' !.*<
On Credit,
Thl9 finely bnllt
/ li shellacked body
Baby Coach ? ele
K \ vi gantly upholstered
\d 'V x^4^0* seat?beautiful sa
teen parasol with
ruffle ? patent
spring*, brake etc. $6 at all *T> E5*
the cash stores. Here tomor- ^ ^
row and Saturday oQ-A'
We have just six patterns In these fine
25<v China Seamless Mattings, which we
shall close out to- * a fl
morrow and Saturday nrCo ^^?Ho
China Seam=
less Mattings
About Prices and Credit
Some dealers charge higher prices for credit
than the caHh houses?but we actually sell
lower on credit than any cash house in
Easy Payments.
The Ea?y=Qoiog, Straightforward Credit House. |
. ?> ? ;i
, -i ..hi i, :ii:i'.:'Tiii!'ini;U!
Our Usual Friday "odds and ends" sale
is crowded out again tomorrow by the im
mense throng attracted by our "Rebuilding
Sale" bargains. The following Shoes are in
all styles and sizes and are probably the low
est prices quoted for similar qualities during this century:
At all
3 Stores.
Ladies'. Misses' and Children's Excel
lent Wearing. Perfect Fitting Vic! Kid
Oxfords. *n chocolate and black, solid
flexible soles in common sense or round
toe. <1 t?nd $1.25 quality.
Rebuilding Sale
Ladies' Handsome Feather-weight,
Very Durable Fine Kid Oxford Ties,
in black aud rufcset; also Gray and White
Linen Oxford Ties. Cheap at $2.
Rebuilding Sale
Ladies' Finest $3 quality Hand
s'wed Turned and Welt-sole Oxford
Ties. Juliets and Laced and Buttoned
Boots, russet and black, in a variety of
exquisite styles.
Rebuilding Sale
Price. .....
Children's. Boys', Youths' and Men's l|!
Firs* Quality T-nnis Oxfords, leather in- ?i
nersoles and best rubber outersoles. if
Several colors.
RMce!?g.!:!l 37Co\
Men's Dark and Light Tan Vici Kid s
and Willow Calf Oxford Ties and High 'f
Shoes, 7 different styles. $2.50 uuuli- lg
Men's Strictly Hand-sewed Shoes and
Oxford Tics, in our fhitious "Everbright"
kid in russet and blark; Finest Gray
Linen Crash and Patent Leathers, none
better at $4 or even $5.
Rebuilding Sale
Wfl. HAHN & CO.':
930 and 932 7th St. N.W.
1914 & 14*16 Pa. At. N.W.
233 Pa. Ati. S.E.
Mertz Mertz,
New "Era" Tailors,
906 F Street.
Don't Be Freckled
? ? ? Keep yoor skin clef r and white. BRIGHT
? ? ? the skin from becoming tanaed or freckled?
? ? ? remove* every facial blemish- keeps the skin
? ? ? in fkultlea* condition. Only 2&c. Jar.
Evans' Drug Store ???-.
Coma. st?. and S St. and 1438 Md. am. Je28 1?d
^OUFtil'.M) WEI
?are at th* same lime tha CHEAPEST and
BEST. The d otlTe power coats little or noth
ing and th. fata rarely a?er get oat of order.
Drop postal or 'phone 1877 and oar repreeent
atlve will call and aeo jroa about (urnlablnc
the electric current.
(J. S. Electric Lighting Co.,
MS Mth St. a.w. 'Pboaa 1877. JaSB-SM
Liebig Company Extract of Beet
Great July Sell!mi;
= = = = $8-'
Tomorrow morning we begin our
semi-annual clearing up sale. Each
and every day of July will bring to ?
you a special price event. Our spe
cial price event for Friday
and Saturday will be suits (T\)
We have something new for yoM==
We have gotten a new summer
fabric,WOOL-MESH. This goods is
cool as crash or tow linen, is far more
sightly. We have it in a variety of
colorings. Men who dislike the ap
pearance of linen will be pleased with
this new fabric?Call and see it.
Continued from Fourteenth Page.
women, the good Americans of the future,
the pillars of the republic. Its creation
is demanded in the name of the 6>,000 chil
dren of school age in the District, and es
pecially In the name of the 33,000 of this
number who are over twelve years of age.
Twenty Thousand Government Em
ploy en.
"Investigation of the departmental libra
ries shows that a very large percentage of
their 300.000 volumes is composed of tech
nical books and books of reference, which
have a direct bearing on the work of the
department which possesses them; that
there are only between 20,000 and 30,000
volumes suitable for a general circulating
library, and these are confined mainly to
three departments. The Interior Depart
ment, with 10,000 volumes, and the War
and Treasury Departments, with 0,000 vol-,
umes each, possess nearly all these books.
The clerks In the departments which have
no libraries need and demand them, and
the favored departments need a wider
range of reading material than the small
collection at the disposal of each provides.
There are, in round numbers, about 20,000
persons resiufng In Washington who draw
salaries from the government. Many of
these represent families, and the number of
readers in this government constituency
can therefore be estimated only by the cus
tomary multiplication of the number ot
government employes. In the name, also,
of this numerous and book-loving element
of the population the creation of the pro
posed local library is demanded.
Twenty-Three Thousand Working
"Last, but not least, comes a powerful
appeal from the District workingman.
Sometimes, in view of the notable absence
from the capital of dirty, noisy factories,
which wou!d tend to reduce the city's at
tractiveness as a place of residence, the
question is raised, 'Is there ar.y such indi
vidual as the District workingman?' The
census of 1890 discloses the fact that while
It Is the policy of the capital to encourage
only light and clean manufacturing, like
that of Paris, over twenty-thi'ee thousand
adults were engaged in the District in lines
of work which are classed as manufactures,
omitting Irom consideration entirely all lh?
other numerous forms of labor. Nineteen
thousand of these are engaged in purely lo
cal industries. Over four thousand are dis
covered to be in government employ, main
ly in the government printing office and the
bureau of engraving and printing. It ap
pears from this report that there were in
1890 in the District twenty-three hundred
manufacturing establishments witli a cap
ital of $2.8,870.258, paying in wages $14,038.
7!R), using materials costing $17, 187,752, and
with products of the value of t30.2il6.259.
"To the census figures must be added the
thousands of workingmen engaged in other
lines of work not classed as manufactures,
and then this number must be multiplied,
since many are the heads of families, to
ascertain the number of readers, and in
behalf of this great multitude of people a
free lending library and night reading room
are now demanded.
All Washington Appeals.
"While attention has been called to cer
tain elements of the papulation as standing
in special need of library facilities, It is to
be remembered that only a small fraction
of all the people in Washington have the
leisure to utilize and enjoy a public library
during daylight hours, so that practically
a whole city of 250,000 inhabitants makes
this appeal."
The committee's report then proceeded to
discuss the ways and means of organizing
the library, pointing out various methods
of accumulating the requisite books, by
purchase, by contribution, by donation
from the surplus of the Congressional
Library and by the transfer of the books
of general circulation in the several de
partmental libraries. It likewise touched
upon the question of housing the collection
thus formed, suggesting that space in the
r.i w post office building might perhaps be
spared for this most vseful purpose. Like
viso the suggestion was advanced that if
in the course of time the District should
secure a municipal building worthy the
name and the capital space should be given
in such a structure to so worthy and ap
piopriats a purpose as a municipal library.
The Original Rill.
On the batis of the facts set forth the
committee rccon'mended that an effort be
made to secure from Congress the proper
legislation, and submitted the bill that be
came the subject of so much controversy in
the later stiges in the fight for library fa
cilities. It provided for tho establishment
of a free public library In the city of
Washington for the use of the citizens of
the District and the employes of tho var
ious governmental offices and departments.
It intrusted the management of the library
to a board of eleven trustees, to be ap
pointed by the President, and provided for
the location of the library in the new post
office building, directing the architect to so
ariange his plans as to accommodate this
institution, with oapacity for not less than
75,000 volumes. It also provided for tho
transfer of such books, periodicals or olher
literary matter as might properly be spared
from tha departments, bureaus and offices
to this new library, and authorized and di
rected the librarian of Congress to turn
over to the free library such duplicate vol
umes as might not be required by the
Library of Congress. After empowering
the trustees to administer the affairs of the
library, it specifically opened the privileges
of tho collection, both for reference and
circulating purposes, to all citizens of the
District and employes of the government
on duty in Washington, and directed that
the expenses of maintenance be divided
equally between the District and the gen
eral government, the Commissioners sub
mitting annual estimates in accordance
with their usual custom. The bill thus
drafted was later introduced into both
houses of Congress.
Depurtmentnl lloolcu.
It was estimated that there were approxi
mately in the various departmental libra
ries 300.000 volumes of all kinds, of which
only about 20,000 were of a miscellaneous
circulating character. Tluse were divided
Thei^are greater dangers tkgn those pf
the aury Ma. That dread disease^?con
sumption, kills more men and women la a
feneration than the sea has swallowed Up
since the earliest history of navigation.
There is a sore and saft life-boat ever
ready to be launched for men and women
who suffer from this merciless destroyer.
It is Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery. It cures 08 per cent, of all cases of
consumption, bronchitis, asthma, laryn
gitis, weak lungs, spitting of blood and
throat and nasal troubles. It acts directly
on the lungs, driving out all impurities ana
disease germs. It soothes ana heals the
mucous membranes of the lungs, bronchial
tubes, throat and nasal cavities. It restores
the lost appetite, makes digestion and as
similation perfect, invigorates the liver,
and purifies and enriches the blood. It
.fills the blood with the life-giving elements
of the food that build new and healthy
tissues. It tears down, carries off and
excretes the diseased and half dead tissues
upon which the germs of consumption
thrive. It checks the cough and facilitates
expectoration until the lungs are thor
oughly cleared. It is the great blood
maker and flesh-builder. Unlike cod liver
oil, it does not bnild flabby flesh, bnt the
firm, muscular tissues of health. It does
not make coipulent people more corpulent.
Thousands have testified to their cure
under this great medicine after they were
given np by the doctors, and all hope was
gone. An honest dealer will not suggest
some inferior substitute for the sake of a
little extra selfish profit.
rA man or woman who neglects
constipation suffers from slow
poisoning. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets cut* constipation. One
little "Pellet" is a gentle laxa
tive, and two a mild cathartic.
All medicine dealers sell them.
No other pills arc "just as good."
about as fpllow* State Department, 92,200
technical and 400 miscellaneous; Navy De
partment, 23,312 -technical; War Depart
ment. 23.600 technical and 800 mlscellane
cus; Treasury Department, 21,000 technical
and 5,000 miscellaneous; patent office, ?,ow
technical; bureau of education, 20,000 tech
nical; Interior Department, 10,000 miscella
neous; Post Office Department, 10,000 tech
nical and 1,000 jatscellareous; geological
survey. 28,107 technical; Departmant of Jus
tice. 20,000 tecantbjal; Department of AktI
culture 22,000 technical; department of la
bor, 5,000 technical This estimate, based
on figures reprinted by The Star at that
tlms, gave an aggregate of 285,119 techni
cal volumes and 21 ,"400 miscellaneous books
In the various departmental and bureau
libraries. . .. , _ _
The proposition to embody the miscella
neous volumes in the departmental libraries
in the frse municipal collection did not In
volve the disturbing of the technical collec
tions, which. It was recognised, should be
left Intact at the places of their greatest
use and service. Thus the sarly project of
forming the free municipal library involved
only the accession of about 20,000 volumes, ?
as part of the nucleus for the formation of
the city library. In addition It was contem- |
plated that the librarian of Congress would
b? authorize! by Congress to turn over to
the new institution such duplicate copies or
uncopy righted books In his charge as mignt
uot be required for use In the Library or
Congress. These were estimated to amount
la the aggregate to about 14,000 volumes,
end In this way there was In view a con
templated beginning of thirty-four or tbir
ty-five thousand took* for free jlrculiition
among the peorle.
Private CostrlbitloM Promtaed.
As soon as the proposition to create the
municipal library was broached co.Hribu
t!r>ns wer? promised from many private
scurces, both of money z.nd of book.), con
tingent, however, upon tho enactment of a
law creating tho proposed library undir
municipal and national auspices. .V conJl
t.< nal fund of several thousini lollars was
In this way i. remised.
After repeated efforts a bill for the crea
tion and maintenance of the library was
carried through the House District commit
tee In the winter of 18W-5 and was consid
j red In the House. Its friends. however,
thoughtlessly permitted It there to be
amended to the effect of calling for an In
dependent building for the proposed library,
thus necessitating the rsferenca of the bill
to the committee on public buildings and
grounds. Where It slumbered to the end of
the session and the Congress.
Indorsed by All ClUsens.
The board of trade's proposition to create
a free municipal library was heartily ap
proved by all classes of citizens. The Dis
trict Commissioners promptly gave it their
official Indorsement. The public school au
thorities warmly advocated the project as
tending toward a still further enlargement
of the scope of the public educational work
that had then and is now carried to such a
high plane in the District. It met the ap
proval of the workingmen. who, through
their organizations, seconded the motion
for the library's creation and used their in
fluence, exerted in various ways, to secure
the passage of the bill. The citizens asso
ciations in the various sections entered
upon the enterprise with spirit and at their
meetings passed resolutions in favor of the
plan and lent valuable aid for Its adoption.
The departmental clerks, aside from their
other associations, advocated the plan, and
thus, In a short time, the propaganda for
i the creation of the library was well under
way, with a host .of supporters of all grades
of official and private standing, and bring
ing Influences of every imaginable decep
tion to bear upon thW members of Congress.
Tho board of trtfde committee managed the
campaign for the^lorary and advanced the
Interests of the jila? whenever the oppor
tunity afforded. ii >t>
The postponement of the project at the
first session durlpg'iwhlch the matter was
broached was by rib means a permanent
discouragement, for the committee reported
to the board at tho annual meeting In the
following November (1803) that the purpose
was to press diligently on toward the goal
of legislations The board again approved
1 the plan and the various agencies were
once more set a,t work to secure action at
the session of '&>-<?. This campaign was
successful in part. The bill was passed by
| both houses, though shorn of its references
to the matter of maintenance. In the form
In which it was enacted into law It differed
somewhat from Lhtt priglnal draft and cre
ated the library as a "supplement of the
public education system of the District."
The House objected to the proposition to
place the expense of maintenance equally
upon the District and the government, and
struck from the bill the paragraph to that
effect, Inserting in its stead a paragraph
placing the expense entirely upon the Dis
trict. This raised the vital issue affecting
the organic act that has now been settled
to the satisfaction of all citizens who hope
for the maintenance of that law.
A Notable Conterescc.
The conference between the houses was
notable in many respects. The House con
ferees were not chosen exclusively from the
District committee, from which the meas
ure emanated and which had supported It
In Its passage. Two of the three
conferees were takon from outside that
body and strove to retain the House pro
vision regarding the maintenance of the
library. After many meetings, In which
the District's best interests were ably sup
ported by Senators McMillan, Proctor and
Wetmore, conferees on the part of the
Senate, and Representative Babcock of tho
He use conferees, a compromise was agreed
upon. The opposing sections relating to
maintenance, adopted by the two houses,
v, ere dropped, leaving the bill merely a
creative measure without directing specifi
cally how the library should be maintained.
The act as approved by the President
June 3, 18SW, provides for the establishment
and maintenance of a library in the Dis
trict to be available as a lending or circu
lating library to all permanent or tem
porary residents of the District; to be In
charge of a board of nine trustees to be
appointed by the Commissioners, and to be
located in some convenient place In the
city until a municipal building is erected
In the District. In that event accommo
dations shall be provided in that building
for the library and reading room sufficient
for not less than 100,000 volumes.
The Commissioner!!' Estimates.
The law having created the library as a
I "supplement of the public education sys
j tem of the District," the Commissioners,
! In conformity with their usual course. In
corporated estimates for the new Institu
tion In the next annual budget, submit
ted to the session beginning In December,
1890. asking for $8,300 for the' maintenance ;
of the library. The House Ignored the
Item, but the Senate Inserted It In the bill.
It was stricken out in conference, and for
another year the library existed only on
Saper. Steps had previously been taken,
owever. for the organization of the board
of trustees, as provided for by the creating
law, which had been so amended as to
place the authority of appointment in the
hends of the Commissioners. These trus
ties have maintained the effort for the ap
propriate additional legislation, and, co
i or eratlng with other agencies, have now
1 succeeded. The board of library trustees
now consists of?jh<iAdore W. Noyes, presi
dent; B. H. W#onV vice president; J. B.
Lamer, secretariv & T- DuBols, R. Ross
Perry. 8. W. Woodward, A. R. Spofford
and Weston Flint. 'A vacancy now exists
In the board thifoygH1 the death of Gardiner
O. Hubbard. who,',ir$l named as one of the .
original trustee*, ?
Finally Successful.
The Commissioner repeated their esti
mate when the ^udpret was sent to Con
gress at the beginning of the present ses
sion and again itfwas ignored by the House
appropriations committee and by the House
itself. Once mo& tfte Senate came to the
rescue and incorporated the amendment In
the bill which now becomes law. The item
was apparently In n$ danger In conference
until a new issu* wa? created by the action
of the Horse upon the presentation of the
first conference report, when Mr. Pitney
proposed to amend the amendment by add
[mr provision for the consolidation of the
departmental libraries with the municipal
library. With this change the House for
mally adopted the Senate's amendment for
the maintenance of the library. The Sen
ate objected to the plan of throwing the
departmental libraries Into the municipal
collection, and by a vote decided to resist
the House amendment. This somewhat en
dangered the entire proposition, but yes
terday the difficulty was adjusted by
the withdrawal of the House's amend meat
and the aooeptanee of the Senate's main
tenance provision in aooordance with the
organic act of 1878.
Tk* Roll of Honor.'
to ttie course of the discussion of this mat
ter in Its various forms many senators and
representatives have com* to the front with
substantial arguments ta behaU ot the Dts
There Is Only One Way By Which It
Can Be Done.
"How I wish I could look into the future/*
How often daring the present war hare we heard this expression!
It baa been made by those who have relatives In the field and by those
who wish they might see hew the war is to torn out.
It is, perhaps, quite as well that we cannot see into the future. In
deed, there is only one wsy by which the future can be foreseen and that
Is by drawing conclusions from the present; for we know that certain
| causes always produce certain results. A reckkss spendthrift is certain to
become poor in time, and a man or woman who neglects the laws of lifo
is certain to fuffer.
If you feel tired, despondent, run down, with weak nerves, occasional
headaches and frequent loss of appetite, yon may be certain that something
is WTong with your v?tal organs and that it is only a question of time
when you will break down.
Now. all these symptoms are indications of the worst known of all
modern diseases whether it attacks men or women. That trouble is Bright'*
disease of the kidneys. It Is dangerous principally because so few people
realise that they have It. Unlike all other diseases It seldom gives any
pain in the region of the kidneys, and so men snd women live tlong with
out realising that there is anything the matter with these great organs
when all the while they are slowly but surely d;v*aylng This Is the
great danger ef this fearful complaint, though It csn be curcd if
only realise in time that they have It. There ia. however, but (me
remedy known to the world which will certainly cure thin modem nosster
and that is Warner's Safe Cure. In writing ur?>n this subject, Mr E. H.
Murphy, formerly President of the People's Tractior Company of Phtla
phla. says:
?'Three eminent physicians told me positively that I had Bright** dis
ease of the kidneys, and, acting upon the advice of a friend. I t??gan tm**
lng Warner's Safe Cure of which I had heard so mneh. I am pleased to
say it restored me completely and I consider ihat it saved my life. I con
tinue to take it as a preventive medicine and cordially recommend it to my
friends.* *
This is the testimony of thousands of others whose live* hare been saved
and are now being pr?l"Bge<l by the use of this great m?*lcrn discovery.
If you, reader, have any strange symptoms which you do not fully un
derstand, If your appetite is poor, if you do not sleep well night*, if you
feel unaccountably tired, you may be quite certain there is something the
matter with your kidneys and you should rot hesitate a moment, but act
at once to prevent any further Inroads of tlii* terrible disease.
trlct's right to a library and to th? preser
vation of the spirit of the organic act. In
the Hcuse, as in the Senate, the members of
the District committee have wrought nobly
for the library. Chairmen Babcock and Mc
Millan never faltertag in their insistence
upon the proper adjustment of this item.
Practically all the members of these two
bodies have at one time or another ex
pressed themselves in favor of a properly
maintained public library and voted with
the citizens. Outside of the District com
mittees in the House much good work was
done in debate and otherwise by Represent
atives Grosvenor of Ohio, Henderson of
Iowa, GriBWoid of Pennsylvania, Catching*
of Mississippi, Hullck of Ohio and Hainer
of Nebraska. Senator, then Representative,
Wellington of Maryland strove for the
measure in its early stages, having had
charge of it when it went from the District
committee, and stoutly resisting the effort,
temporarily successful, to put the entire
expense upon the District. Representative
Grout of Vermont was from the first a
warm supporter of the bill and fought for
the library when the matter was in con
ference at this session. In the Senate thoi>c
who warmly advocated the creation of the
library on the basis of the organic act were
Senators Bacon, Hale. Hoar, Teller, Alli
son, Stewart, Walcott, Faulkner, Chandler,
Piatt of Connecticut, Harris of Tennessee
(now dead) and Call of Florida (now re
tired from the Senate). Senator Allison,
chairman of the appropriations committee,
has co-operated effectively with Senator
McMillan, chairman of the District com
mittee. in securing a favorable outcome of
the controversy and deserves hearty thanks
for his good work. The roll of honor In this
connection is long and contains many
names prominent throughout the nation.
The District's fight for a free library has
brought to Its aid such a host of friends
that the final winning is practically a guar
antee of continued success along the same
line In the future.
Active steps for the practical establish
ment of the library upon the basis of the
rewly enacted District bill will at once be
taken, and before many weeks the citizens
of the District will begin to enjoy that long
withheld privilege, access to a free public
circulating library sustained as an adjunct
of the public schools.
The Library Law.
The law creating the free public library
and reading room In the District of Co
lumbia is as follows:
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of
America In Congress assembled. That a
free public library and reading room is
hereby established and shall be maintained
In the District of Columbia, which shall be
the property of the said District and a sup
plement of the public educational system
of said District. All actions relating to
such library, or for the recovery of any
penalties lawfully established in relation
thereto, shall be brought In the name or
the District of Columbia, and the Commis
sioners of said District are authorized on
behalf of said District to accept and tain
title to all gifts, bequests and devises for
the purpose of aiding In the maintenance
cr endowment of said library; and the Com
missioners of said Distriot are further au
thorized to receive as component parts of
said library collections of books and other
publications that may be transferred to
"Sec. 2. That all persons who are per
manent or temporary residents of the Dis
trict of Columbia shall be entitled to the
privileges of said library. Including the use
of the books contained therein, as a lend
ing or circulating library, subject to such
rules and regulations as may be lawfully
established In relation thereto.
"Sec. 3. That the said library shall bo In
charge of a board of library trustees, who
shall purchase the books, magazine* and
newspapers, and procure the necessary ap
pendages for such library. The said board
of trustees shall be composed of nine mem
bers, each of whom shall be a taxpayer lr
the District of Columbia, and snail serve
without compensation. They shall le ap
pointed by the Commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia and shall hold ottlo tor
six years: Provided, That at the prat meet
ing of the said board the members shall
be divided by lot Into three classes. The
first class, composed of three members,
shall hold office for two years; the second
class, composed of three members, shall
hold office for four years; the third c!as=,
composed of three members, shall hold of
fice for six years. Any vacancy occurring
in said board shall be filled by the District
Commissioners. Said board shall have
power to provide such regulations for Its
own organization and government as it
may deem necessary.
"Sec. 4. That the said board shall have
power to provide for the proper care and
preservation of said library, to prescribe
rules for taking and returning book.?, ;o lix,
assess and collect finis and penalties for the
loss of or injury to books, and to establish
all other needful rules and regulation? for
the management of the library as the said
board shall deem proper. The at id board
of trustees shall appoint a librarian to have
thi care and superintendence of said li
brary, who shall be responsible to the hoard
of trustees for the impartial enforcement
of all rules and regulations lawfully es
tablished in relation to sai l library. The
said librarian shall appoint such assistants
as the board shall deem necessary to the
proper conduct of the library. The said
board of library trustees shall make an an
nual report to the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia relative to thft man
agement of the said library.
"Sic. 5. That said library shaii be located
in some convenient place !n the city of
Washington to be designated by tile Com
missioners of the District of Columbia upon
the recommendation of the trustees of said
library: Provided, That in any municipal
building to be h>-r?after erected in said Dis
trict suitable provision sha.l be made for
said library and reading room sufficient to
accommodate not less than loo.ooo \ol
Award to >atlianl*-l McKay.
The Department of State has received
i word that In the award of the referee.Clvil
| Engineer Noble of Chicago, in the claim of
[ Nathaniel McKay, an American citizen,
against the government of San Domingo
for compensation for a bridge constructed
by him over the Ozama river, in San Do
mingo, which bridge was appropriated by
the local government, the referee fixes the
amount of monf-y to be paid Mr. McKay at
$14,411.17 gold, with interest at 0 per cent
since December JU, 1*6.
Gnat raatinca Hqaecifd Into Skap*
by Hxlnalir Power.
From the Philadelphia Imh4
One of the effects of the present war haa
been to arouse public Interest In the great
Industrial establishments of the country for
the manufacture of armor and m.tal cast
irgs used in ship and engine buildtng.
The Bethlehem Iron Company Is one of
the largest and most progressive con. v ma
of this kind in the world. Its machinery ia
of the most gigantic proportion, and tha
work performed is on a proportional scalr.
Open hearth steel ingots are here oast
weighing lSo,<Wt pounds and over. Ttieaa
arc lifted by the gr-at traveling t runes as
readily as though they weighed but a few
rouuds each, and they are squeezed in the
giant press into huge pane ikes as readily
as thougn made of dough; forged iuto the
proper shapes and finished to size with a
degree of accuracy that is simply amaaing, 4
even to those who are familiar with the
work, and incomprehensible to others.
A few years ago this company built a
giant steam hammer (the biggest In the
world), the falling part of which weighed
125 tons. This was intended to forge all
the ingots into shape for snaits and other
purposes, but the Increased size of the
forcings soon outstripped the capacity even
of this leviathan maehtne, and it liecame
necessary to construct a much more power
ful "squeezer." The new li.Mhton hydrau
lic forging press lias eiilire^y superseded'
the 125-ton steam hammer. A pumping en
gine of 15,000 hors- power Is required to op
erate tlte pumps for moving the- plsious of
this huge press ?h< n slowly squeezing an
Immense ingot of steel. It was found '.hat
the blows of the 125-ton hammer m- rily
compressed the metal rear the surface of
the ingot, and the central portions remained
spongy or porous in the largest ingots.
This was owing to thi suddenness of lit*
blow, but under the slow motion of the hy
draulic press time is allowed for the mole
cules of the metal to ? flow," and a uniform
t?xture is produced throughout the section
of the forging.
It may not be Incorr-ct to compare the
method of working a gigantic Ingot of led
hot steel to the kr.eading of a mass of
dough by the baker. All metals are plastic
under sufficient pressure, acting llk>- rubber
or dough, and they may jven be ma le to
fiow exactly like a fluid through an orilice
Ia order to get rid of the gases or air
bubbles that may be entrained or caught in
the ingot while pouring, the mold, when
filled with molten st>el. Is placed under ai
enormous 7.ono-ton fluid compression press
and the metal is subjected to squeezing un
til it becjiSf.1 perfectly solid.
An exceedingly interesting achievement
of this works is the nickel-steel conning
tower for the cruiser Brooklyn. Its Inside
diameter Is nearly six and a half feet. Its
outside diameter is nearly nine feet and
its ltngth is nearly ten feet: Its weight
when put on the car was T7.??io pounds.
Among the earlier successful attempts to
produce hollow forged steei shafts of large
size is the shaft for ;ne great Ferris wheel
! at the Chicago exposition. This shaft was
j 4." feet long, nearly three feet, outside Jl
I am' ter and it weig.ied SM.Xitt pounds.
Cash only, and the narrowest margin of profit.
i ? ?
We Will Force BusSmiess Dunnug the Bull Months. *
The summer is here with its months of languid trade. We are determined that our three stores
shall not be dull, however much others complain. We will force business by holding a great mid
summer sale at such startlinglv low prices that the people will not dare let such an opportunity slip
through their fingers. We have not bought any bankrupt stock, or had a fire, and we are not re
building, but we have decided that profits shall be no consideration. We will fill our stores with
buyers and keep things lively whether we make any money or not. Our regular prices arc fully 40%
below what credit houses charge, then think what the saving on these prices means. This sale in
cludes everything in the house. We mention a few of the articles to show you how deeply we have
cut prices.
Sewing Rocker 40c.
Large Antique Rocker 98c.
Porch Rocker SI.25
Poreh Rocker $2.50
Oak or Mahogany Finish $2.50
> Inlaid Rocker $5.00
Inlaid Rocker $6.90
Rattan Rocker...., $2.98
Rocker $8.75
*11.00 Solid Oak Sideboard *7.85
*12.60 Solid Oak Sid.bo.rd *8.90
*16.80 Solid Oak Sideboard *13 75
1.75 Solid Oak Sideboard 117.75
1.50 Solid Oak Sidebovd *19 85
1.00 Solid Oak Sid.bo.rd *28.86
5.00 Solid Oak Sideboard 136.00
49c. Solid Oak Table 25e.
I 8.56 Oak Extension Table *3.75
I 4.98 Oak Bctenitoa Table **.98
! 8.85 Oak Extension Tabla *5.90
: 0.75 Oak Extension, 8-foot *7.85
111.75 Oak Extension. 8-foot *8.85
! 118.75 Oak Extenalon, 10-foot *11.29
1 8.85 Oak Extension. 8-foot.... *6.75
i >10.85 Oak Extension, 8 fort *8.88
I >16.75 Oak Extension, 8-foot *13.00
118.76 Oak Extension, 10-foot $15.78
49c. Hardwood Bigb-back Chair 25a.
100 Fine Dining Chair TBo.
25 Fins Dicing Chair 98e.
50 Fine Dining Chair *1.25
00 Fine Dining Ohalr *1.50
75 Fins Dining Chair *2.00
Iron Beds.
Ws bin the largest trade in Iron Beds of
any firm in Washington, and can afford to
airs the best prices. Fall Blse Whit*
Enamel Iron Beds from *1.98 op.
$8.98 Couch $5.75
f 10.99 Couch $8.90
$14.00 Oouch $11.75
$18.00 Oouch - $14.05
$28.00 Oouch $19.86
The above hare best steel springs and are
covered In fine figured velours and corduroys.
$10.75 Box Couch, pillow head $8.65
Parlor Suites.
918.00 5-piece Tapestry Suite, frame. .$12.85
S85 5-piece Damask Suite, frame. .119.75
00 5-piece Damask Suite, frame.. .$34.50
00 5-piece Damask Suite, overstuffed,
$89.00 5-piece Damask Suite, overstuffed,
very fine $65.00
Bed Room Suites.
SLT.50 Solid Oak Suite *11 88
*24.90 Solid Oak Suite *17.15
S.00 Solid Oak Suite *26.78
.50 Solid Oak Suite *86.75
.00 Solid Oak Suite *38.80
*59.50 Solid Oak Suite *48.60
*66.00 Solid Oak Suite *40.85
*39.50 Cherry Suite *W.S0
*00.00 Birch Suite *48.08
*76.00 Solid Mahogany Suite *38.90
15.00 Solid Oak Chiffonier *3.73
86.75 Solid Oak Chiffonier *4.98
*10.79 Mirror-top Chiffonier *8.90
*16.00 Mirror-top Chiffonier *12.85
*17.85 Mirror-top Chiffonier *14.60
*19.85 Mirror-top ChiffoBier *16.75
*45.08 Solid Mahogany ChMooter *33.75
Hall Racks.
$7 85 Oak Hall Ruck
912.75 Oak Hall Rark
$13 75 Oak Hall Rack
$18.00 oak Hall Hark
$22.00 Oak Hall Rack
$35.00 Oak Hall Rack
.. . $4 98
. $11.85
. . . $13 .75
. . . $17 .85
China Closets.
*lrt.50 China Clooot *13 75
*25.00 China Clinet *19 85
*2*.flo China cioaet *22.60
*29.85 Chin. CUMet *23.60
*26 00 Corner Closrt *19 86
*4.98 Morris Chair *3 98
*6.08 Morris Chstr *4.88
With corduroy cushions
88c. C' S(timers 49c.
12Vic. Mattings 9c.
15c. Mattings 12W
19c. Mattings 15c.
29c. Mai tings 2uc.
30c. Mattings 25c.
Refrigerators and Baby
Will be sold below coat to clear them oat.
*8.00 Solid Oak Wardrobe *6 90
*12.00 IKmble Oak Wardrobe *8 80
?13.75 Double Oak Waidrobe *10.85
*16.00 Double Oak Wardrobe $12.90
*26,60 DjiiMe Oak Waidrobe, piste
front *21.50
Although our terms arc strictly cash, a small deposit will secure any goods for you until such
time as you wish to take them. Bring this list with you.
3 Great Cash Furniture Houses,
917-919-92! 7th Street

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