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If you know of a competent, cap able salesman or saleswoman?es pecially Furniture salesmen?just such as you'd like to have serve you when you come to the store, the manager will he glad to see them in the morning before 10 o'clock. There are a lot of good positions to be filled and maybe you know of some one to suggest. It will help them?and us?and vou. The time for entering pictures in the Amateur Photographic Exhibi tion closes Wednesday night week? September 26th. If you have any pictures of your own taking, develop ing, printing and mounting?bring them in. The young men in the Pho tographic Department will tell you of ?or give you a slip setting forth the details that will govern it. They'll show you the prizes to be awarded for the best pictures?two of the finest Cameras made. ry 67th Season. o? We are going to celebrate the entire week. And we've made prepara t!on that the mementoes shall holid out to the endo Isn't it better to make these token offerings Sn good big concessions in prices off merchan dise you will need than some valueless trinket or gew gaw? We are .in proud mood over the event?and have carried our enthusiasm into pro portionate practical effect. You'll buy this week with our compliments paying Sargety off ths regular prices. Ladies' Tailor-made Suits There isn't a Suit in this l<>t that Isn't worth in o r e than $11.75 to the man who made them. They are worth $20 I'' you. Tudeed. you won't get as gmd for $"?> anywhere else. Black. Tan. Brown, i;ray and Oxford mixed; rut in the three leading shapes; coar lined throughout with guaranteed taffeta silk. 69c, Ladies' Satine Petticoats Seen from the show win- == d< w you'll declare they ar? 'ilk But they are satine* in silk effects? stripes of new combina tions; they are made in all lengths; rut with full sweep and have the accordeon plafted ruffle same as the silk skirts. They are Just 52c. below value price. Flannel Waists J. As French Flannel la better than these- theso are that ranch lietter than the rhe.1*. grade of Imitation that has lieen 11v Iislit out to offset these. We've the Washington control of tills maker's niHk i: ^ m he has duplicated the French pat* t. -iis French colon and French styles. If you see a waist at Ji.EO? that's as good? but none less Is. Men's and W omen's Handkerchiefs We would rather have had this im porter's stock of Handkerchiefs for this i-pni versa ry event tloin at any other time for we want ed to make evcrv offering an extraordinary one U'.iich 'ills iut Rives us the chance to d' . Some Irisii and some French l.lnen? he had tivo foreign accounts and the va riciy is immense with initials and wfth oal embroidered and plain. TOta can Judge of the bargain lZ^fcc. for Handkerchiefs worth 15c. to 25c. Autumn Underwear. 33c 59c. a garment, as you know, buys pretty gix'd Ladles' Underwear. 33c. In this sale buys the Site. grade. Pure White, me dium weight, and the Vests are silk cro chet finished, with silk fronts. Pants are made on French hands, and are ankle length. Both regularly fashioned. Bovs' School Suits.. In every city fmm New York to New Orleans these same Suits are being sold at $4. But we se lected this 1 >t as one of the anniversary specials iionght four times ns many as wo ordinarily would, and are selling them at a fourth less. Very natty mixed Cheviots that are guaranteed all wool; double-breast ed style and double sewed. All sizes 7 to 16 years. Ladies' Lisle H osierv 3S*'-. Hose- that's what it is?and It's selling at 25c. a jmlr this week only some of it is IJsle Thread and some of it is Rembrandt ribbed?both are Hermsdorf dyed: full regular made, anil Just the proper weight to be buying and wearing Uuw. Specials in Blankets... $3.98 You'll want two or three pairs when you see they are worth $5. 11-4 size. California Blankets. with assorted borders, and silk bound. We're another special lot of 11-4 size?also Call fornlas; wo-th $2.75. for $2.19. These lat ter have Blue and Bed borders. Specials in Comforts.. $1.19 For ono lot worth $1.50?and $1.39 for another lot worth $1.75. Both are full size; covered with new and artistic effects In sllkollne and filled brlmfull with best of that new pro cess laminated cotton that's as soft and light and snowy as down itself. Imported Zibelines. $1 a 19.98 All-wool Smyrna Rugs Extra Is the word to use all through the de- : scrlptionof this Item?they are extra heavy <iuality, extra rich and artistic In the colorings and pattern blendlngs and extra cheap for a genuine all-wool Smyrna 9x12 Hug. The Imported-to-seU-for-price Is $27.50. Zibelines are perhaps the swellest of the weaves, with soft and rich satin finish and deep Black, Brown. Blue ami (Jray shadings. These Zllteilnes are 4fl Inches wide, and will retail everywhere for $1.50 a jard in this grade. 8<PCoyd French Silk Poplins.... 20 inches wide. In a big variety of luind some shades. Including Heliotrope, O a d e t Blue, Plum, Navy Blue. Turquoise. IJght, Medium and Dark Gray; Old Boee, Oastor, Tan, Garnet, Brown, Geranium. Pink. Myrtle, White, Black, etc. Worth $1.25 a yard. Just a Word About the New Furniture Dept. It's opened?and it's a success. The current of production has been turned this way? and everything new, novel and desirable in Fancy Pieces will flow in here. It's well to come often for a look?for there'll be daily arrivals. The current of trade, too, has set strongly this way. There were pleasant and cofnpli y yesterday. Very gratifying they were.* There were one that. We appreciated mentary things -said of the display or two who kindly whispered of vulnerable points here and there. Quickly strengthened. The "opening specials" continue throughout the week to the limit of the quantities , ided. Ample we thought?but you've been buying so freely they may not last to the end. prov ?_ .a. . .a.^a_ a, .a, .?..?? ALONG THE RIVER FRONT II \IDEN TllII* OF THE SCHOONER MAI I] PAI.MKR OF HATH. Preparation* lie Inn Made for Dredg* Work >r?p Here?Effect of the High North went Wiiitlx. The four-masted schooner Maud Palmer, ?which lias Just discharged a cargo of Ice a: the !?th street wharf of the American li ?- Company, is on her maiden trip. She was launched af"Bath, Ale., on August 15, , .'1 i- unt of the best vessels ever built at t. .i' p.'rt. Her frame Is of white oak and I . -i:. h Maine pine planking form her ? ir? r ^Kln. She is 'S'l feet 0 Inches long, ftwide, "Si feet 5 inches deep, und w . t ;irry about 2,~ito tons. She draws, whtii leaded. ubout^21ft feet. Her maats j.r I-?> feet high and above thtm are the t I'm . is. each ">4 feet long. She has wire r --'u;;.' throughout, and can t-prea<f H.'JOU \ ? ot canvas. Her donkey engine room i- : j.p. il with all the latent labor-saving ? ? \ i> ? steam hoists, pumps, &c. The ii i; rt>r- <tf the captain and officers are e ? tartil> fitted up. and have every com 1 rl. Kt.rward is a large and airy fore e,witli b.-rths for six inen. The galley 8tid engine room are also in the forward Ini ise. The I'almer is one of a fleet of six schooners built or building for \Vm. F. I'a.mer of Baltimore. Her cost complete was Capt. L>. H. Sumner is her c mmaiuUr; H. H. Allen, first mate, and John Johnson, second mate. Pin ear loftdfl of p-pe, to be used by the Atlantic, Pacific and tiulf Dredging ('nm l m> .:i the r operations on the river above t.i - e'.iy, arrived iiere yesterday and are i w "t ::g mil- fie,!. The big dredge that v .... th d.ng rig left Wilmington in tow er i tug t>n Thursday last and its arrival here i- in rnent'irily expected. The captain si:.l r?-w .if the dredge have been here for several days. The contractors hi pe to l>e g ti operations not later than the 1st of Oc r<11r. it. 1 they will be pushed vigorously u: t:l the ice stops work. The Norfolii line steamer this morning br Igtlt op thirty-two barrels of salt water ti-'li fi -ni Norfolk and vicinity for the de,ti er- at th.- wharves. The cool weathef and an Increase n the demand for fish has e.; lseil an advance in prices. Trout today ar< selling at from $4 to $?'? per barrel; mack -re!, in to 11' cents per pound, and the few t i lors and bluetish offered brought 0 c?. n:> |x r pound. laiwiT river fish are arriving in large quantities, the steamer Harry Kandall briiiK ng up about twenty barrels of white perch, rin k and catfish. The perch sold at to lo cents per pound; rock. t? to 12 cents per pound and cattish. 2? to 25 cents per bunch. Hard-shelled crabs are scarce, only ten barrels having been received in the past twenty-four hours. This morning they sold at $1.5o to #2 per barrel. IliKh North west Wind*. The high northwest winds of the past few days have made the water In the Po tt mac so low-that the down-river steamers have been unable to get Into many of the creeks to make landings on their schedules. The wind has also prevented the arrival of any oyster-laden vessels since yesterday. This morning there were less than a hun dreds bushels of oysters at the wharf. The buuw boat Arcadia has again blown from her anchorage to the flats on the Maryland side of the river, near the United States naval magazine, and la aground. Early las>: week she was blown by the high winds, from off Four Mile run to near where she Is now ashore, but was taken back to the Virginia side of the river and anchored. The blow of Saturday night again sent her across the river. During the heavy rain and wind storm on Saturday night last about twenty feet of the roof of the shed at Patsy Mann's factory, on the river below this city, wis blown ofI and carried away. The shed was lightly constructed and the damage is small. Notices of a change in the fall and winter schedule of the steamer Harry Randall to the effect that on and after Thursday next she will stop at Colton's wharf on her down trip only have been sent out. She will in future, it is understood, lay over night at Wirt's wharf, in Maddux creek. The bugeye Silver Spray, which was sunk in one of the creeks in the lower river, has been raised and Is now at Dean's boat yard at Alexandria being repaired. The sinking of the vessel was caused by her running upon rocks and punching two holes in her bottom. It is expected that a large number of the members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, now in session at Richmond, will visit this city, coming by way of Old Point and the Norfolk and Washington line steamers. A steam dredge has sunk near buoy No. H in the middle ground near the Capes of the Chesapeake, and masters of vessels are warned of the existence jf what may be an obstruction. The I'ojinIiik Craft. The pungy C. R. Lewis has Just been overhauled and repainted at the Alexandria ship yard and has sailed for the lower river. The steam yacht Qivota is at Cumber land & Son's yard and is being thoroughly overhauled and put in trim for service. The decks and interior woodwork of the steamer Kent are being repainted, prepara tory to her going upon the route of the steamer Harry Randall, which is to be taken off for some minor repair work. The T. K. Carroll was hauled out on the marine railway at Alexandria yesterday to have her bottom examined. The K. L. F. Hardcastle and the Lottie Thomas, both light, sailed yesterday even ing, the former for Norfolk to load lumber and the latter for the lower river for oys ters. The schooner Gilman Dove is in port with a cargo of railroad ties for Carter & Clark. The schooner Zephyr is discharging her cargo of lumber at H. K. Field & Co.'s, Alexandria. The schooners R. D. Bibber and the W. L. Baker, both laden with ice, sailed from Bath for this port on September 13. They are expected in port about the first of next week. The l". S. light house engineers' steamer Jessamine, Capt. Wyatt, Is cruising among the light houses on the bay. The schooner James G. Beecher, frqm this port, has arrived at Baltimore. The schooner Bertha Dean, which dis charged a cargo of ice here, has been char tered to load coal at Baltlmoi - for Boston, at $1 pet ton. Mr. John Callahan, general manager of the Norfolk and Washington line, has gone to Richmond on business connected with the line. Mr. Harry S. Randall has been appointed captain of the Glymont mall steamer, Es telle Randall. Mr. Steve Gardella. purser of the steamer Samuel J. Pentz. has been transferred to the steamer Estelle Randall as steward. AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE MESSRS. BABCOCK AND HI LL MEET ING PROMINENT REPUBLICANS. A Fear That the Strike May Affect the Congressional Election* In Pennsylvania. An Important political conference Is gr> lng on today In Philadelphia, which has a bearing upon the congressional campaign. Chairman Babcoek and Representative Hull of the republican congressional committee cams from Chicago yesterday and today are meeting prominent republicans of the keystone state. The congressional outlook In Pennsyl vania Is causing some concern to the re publicans on account of the possible effect of the coal strike. It Is thought that Chairman Kabcock'B solicitude In this re spect Is the main cause of his visit east at this time. The republicans have been calculating upon gaining from four to si* representatives In Pennsylvania this fall, to ofTset some losses In other sections. A vigorous campaign has been Inaugurated and the prospects were bright up to the time the coal strike came on. Possible Danger From the Strike. It Is not known yet whether the strike will Injuriously affect the republican pros pects or not, but the situation la fraught with possibilities of danger, to say the least. The chairman of the campaign com mittee doubtless wishes to gauge the con ditions for himself and to take such steps as are possible to ward off disaster. The main source of apprehension, from the republican viewpoint, lies in the oppor tunity which the strike will give the demo crats. If they utilize It, to foment dissatis faction among the republican voters. It Is feared that democratic orators will go among the miners and point to their mis fortunes as an example of the operations o< the trusts, and to lay all their troubles at the doors of the corporations. Of course. In such a line of argument, the moral will be preached that democratic policies and platforms are the panacea for all such Ills. Effect In Other States. The republican managers fear that the effects of the agitation may also be felt In western Maryland and in West Virginia, two sections where the fight for Congress Is no man's victory yet, and where the coal miners' vote is an important element In the situation. The congressional contest Is so close that the republicans cannot afford to run the risk of losing any seats In Pennsylvania, Maryland or West Virginia, and the cam paign In these states will receive a large share of their attention from this time until election day. ? a ? Moses' Annual September Furniture Sale. Moses' Sale of Curtains and Upholsteries.? Advertisement. Capt. A1 Richards of the steamer Pent* has been transferred to the steamer Harry Randall as flrst officer. TO CURB A COLD IN ONE DAY Tak? Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets. All drtur jrjsti refund the money If It fails to cur?. K. W. Grove's slguatura is oo each bos. 26c. THE ARMY CANTEEN The Merits of the Ingtitufion Forcibly Presented, r V AGREEING VIEWS OF MARAUD WOMAH How the Canteen Keeps the Solcfier Sober and Out of fead Company. IT .HELPS THE VETERANS To the Editor of The Evening Star: The recent revival of the subject of the army canteen justifies a plain statement of facts. While the name "canteen" Is some what modern, the condition Is as old as the former "sutler" In the army. The whole Question resolves itself into an effort to con trol a condition which cannot be eliminated altogether. In the old army the condition of the enlisted man differed in a great many ways from now. Then physical soundness and sufficient intellect to drill and handle a musket were the chief desiderata; now a higher order of intellect is required', joined or added to the former qualifications. In former days promotions from the ranks to the positions of commissioned officers were almost unheard of; now they are fast becoming a rule. I do not think *hat dis cipline is unfavorably affected thereby, but, on the contrary, is slightly improved.' In the old days it was a serious question as to whether an officer should be allowed to have what liquor he wanted, while an enlisted man who was afflicted with the same degree of thirst was officially de barred. This discrimination was tried for many years, and the result was that the enlisted man did procure the liquor, and knowing the difficulty of accomplishing the opportunity, when the ambrosia was within his reach he made the most of the occa sion and "filled up," notwithstanding that the certain epilogue of the drama was a garrison court-martial. If not a general one. This resulted In a grave and earnest dis cussion among the authorities as to wheth er it would not be better to let the men have, under certain restrictions, the privi lege of having openly and under military rules a beverage at once healthful and In vigorating, joined to the fact that under these rules, by removing this inhibition, it excited a higher degree of manhood by the fact that having made the concession to their desires it carried with it an appeal to their honor. The result has been an almost total aboli tion of drunkenness from the army. An enlisted man can now go to the canteen like a man, call of his beer, procure it at a mini mum price, obtain a good, pure article, and he violates no law and meets with no re proach if the commanding general of the army and his whole staff should be standing by and see him. This canteen system has not been confined to the army, but has been tried In a cor relative channel ? the soldiers' homes throughout the country. These homes are Inhabited by a class of men very near and dear to the people of this country, but who (it is said in no unkindness, for I was an officer of one of them for thirteen years) have tried the battle of live unsuccessfully, and in the twilight of a life, the full noon day of which has been given to their coun try, have settled down, to try to study out the cause of their failure. I have heard It stated that whisky was th:1 sole cause of their being there. I wish to brand that statement as a lie. I know whereof I speak. Hut that there Is a class, and a large one. who have been brought to these retreats by an indulgence in liquor, there is no doubt. What will you do with them? After thirty-nine years of indul gence In this beverage shall we tell them that they must stop? We might as well try t:> stop the eternal progress of the stars. J If they cannot obtain It legitimately, they : will In some other way, and it wilJ be a I vile mixture Instead of a pur? one. At the National Soldiers' Home at Day ton for a while there was a reign of terror. Outside the home, and Teaming nearly into Dayton, wa9 a street of brothels and sa loons. There was hardly a pension day but some of those Old men weTe found mur dered and robbed, and those "who escaped met oftentimes a wor^e fate in lingering disease. The first step to banish these was the mile limit law. This was merely a topographical improvement, and the men walked or rode to Dayton. But Gen. M. R. Patrick, the governor of the home (a radical temperance man), suggested a fur ther remedy in the establishment of a can teen. The result has been a marvel. Drunkenness, instead of being a rule. Is an exception. The profits from the canteen go into tha library, the band, entertain ment and other things useful and beneiicial to the men. drinkers and abstainers alike. The same rule prevails at Milwaukee. In a conversation with Col. Cornelius v? neeler, governor of that home, he said that the canteen was a useful coadjutor in the ad ministration of the home. At the state home at Bath. N. Y., they have a canteen, and the adjutant told me it was doing a great deal of good. I could cite otner homes, but It is not necessary for illustra tion. I was surprised the other day to learn, upon Inquiry, that there was no canteen at our National Soldiers' Home at Washing ton. Upon further inquiry of the adjutant. Captain Taylor, I learned that In the neigh borhood of the home there were certain "speakeasies" which could not be reached by law fur want of tangible and sufficient testimony, where the old veterans could find the material upon which to become in toxicated. Here Is the opportunity for the commis sion of throe offenses against the law? violation of law against liquor selling or buying within the mile limit, disobedience of orders and drunkenness. The canteen would obviate all three of these evils. While the mile limit law makes the prop erty in the immediate neighborhood of tnese homes more valuable, .it does not stop the drunkenness. It simply makes the men go farther for Indulgence, and tue difficulty of obtaining it causes them to bring a bot tle home to satisfy the thirst that experi ence has taught them will be present on the following day. There is another feature in this. These soldiers, both young and old, when they are away from garrison or post are more apt 10 drink spirituous Instead of man liquors, whereas at the canteen they would be sat isfied with the malt, which is far the less Injurious, if it is injurious at all, taken In moderation. An experience of many years, both as an army officer and in civil life, during all of which time I have had control of men, has taught roe that as a rule they win act about as they are treated. It remains for their superiors to establish the plane upon which they are expected to stand. The most pleasant feature of the regular army today is the elevation of this plane, and the men are meeting it with a loyal endeavor to merit it. One of its most salient features is the inculcation of thte idaA' that mey can be both a soldier and-a* man; that if they wish to have a glass of be?r they ne^l not slink away like a criminal obtain it. There are many physicians who disap prove of the use of tea on account of the astringent qualities of f-the' tannic acid it contains. Ergo, tea is injurious. Now, sup pose that some set of <yanl^s should begin a crusade against tea and carry it to a suc cessful Issue. It woufil bfeak up all the feminine societies In America. In the temperance agitation in this coun try the invariable result , has been that where they have instiiut^} a reform (so called) the substitute has always been worse than the original evil. 1 will cite one instance. .(In the '50s a determined crusade was1 begun against the domestic sideboard. It wasourged that the presence of liquor in a household was a standing and ever present T temptation to the rising generation.,ir Ministers of the Gospel preached against it; certain news papers advocated the abolition of this dan gerous pest; house to house visits were made, and the result was that the liquor bearing sideboard, with its cut-glass de canters, its sugar bowl and ice water, has become, as an article of common furniture, a thing of the past. It is true that there are hundreds of people who Btill retain the sideboard with its damnable accessories, but there are thousands wbo have discarded Whe? the sideboard was a common article r? ure Pater familias used to wait unti} he reached home (the place where every man who amounts to anything should w t,,e Place where his tastes should be respected and gratified), and go ing openly to the sideboard he took his dram or drink, and nothing was thought of But th? sideboard was abolished, and tne The Palais Royal News. f Qoo'd news for tomorrow?four flots of Autumn-weight Suits and Jackets at nominal prices. Only sJxty=f5ve gar ments in all, but as many Sadies will! secure the best bar gains off many a day. Lot 3 - - - - Suits made to retail at $18 to $20 in this lot. Choice of black and col ors in various autumn-weight cloths. Lot 1 - - - - - Jackets of English tan covert cloth, lined throughout Not one worth less than $5. All sizes. Lot 4 - - - $11.98 Here are $22.50 to $25.00 Broad cloth, Venetian and Cheviot Suits, black and colors. Man-tailored. Lot 2 $7 Suits worth $12 to $15 are in this lot. Black and colors, in cheviot, homespun and Venetian cloth. Qolf=Wallkiinig=IRa5ny=day Skirts, $3.99 Instead of $5, Tailor-made Skirts. Extra good value at $5. because made of th e correct double-face cloth in the correct autumn style?with inverted plaid back and many rows of stitching. If five hundred were here instead of fiftv the supply would soon give out. You must hurry?to avoid disappointment. Prize FSannelettes. (Second floor.) Paris Exposition Flannelettes, fac similes of expensive French Flannel*, In designs and colors. 25c yard Is to be the regular price. Introductory quota- fl A jr. tion Hlbl# German Blankets. (Second floor.) " The California Wool Blankets have been so closely imitated that the difference la hardly discernible to the eye. Full sife and full weight. Per ^ JJ JJ (Second floor.) Blenched and unbleached, in the new 1901 patterns. All pure linen and 64 Inches wide. Housekeepers are promised <Q>(r? the best ever offered at the price.. "5'*' II ?c (First floor.) I/ovely cutwork designs in 3(1 and 54-lnch Scarfs and 32-inch Pillow Shams. Made to retail ..t 50c. Half price.. 25c Handkerchiefs. (First floor.) 500 do*en of them. In twenty-five artistic Styles. Imported to retail at 12ifcc each. Special price for tomorrow.. UmbreSEas. (First floor.) All-silk and Spun I.lsle UmbtVllas, In reds, blues, greens, browns and black. Artistic handles, making them /n?/o> ?worth >3.50 4*.6.My I 1 Y ? i Y ? r ? I i ? t I ? t i i ? y ? ! i First Prize 66 Louis Meyer's "Mocha" Gloves, having received the first award at the Paris exposition, are the best in the world. Think of it?American-made gloves pronounced superior to French and bv Parisians. $1.35 Pair. " Gloves. Tlve Palais Royal is first given these prize gloves and invites inspec tion of them. They will be shown and fitted without reference to sell ing them. Eighteen new shades of modes, tans and gravs. Y 1 1 y y y y Y Y i f Y 49c for $11 Silks. (Second floor.) Such bargains come at rare interval. Choice of I'lisse Taffeta, Fancy Stripe Ar niures and Brocades. Best colors. 89c for $11 Laces. (First floor.) 18-lnch-wiile All-over Point Venice. A few pieces are worth $1.25 yard. The last to go will be $1 value. 5c for HQc Soap. The injunction restraining the use of the word "Butter milk" in conjunction with "White House" Toilet Soap en forces the immediate disposal of present stock, and thus the re duced price. 89c for $11 Cloths. (Second floor.) The new a.itiimn Venetian Cloths, 54 Inches wide. Black and all the new autumn shades. Only 8t)c yard. 116c for 2<0>c Lining. (Second floor.) The reliable Perealine, In fast black and colors. As good as many sold at 25c yard. I Y f I ? Y J 1 | Y 2 39c for 50c 660me5ta55 UmiBom Suits, A specially low price for best of Autumn-weight Undergarments. They fit best and wear best. The most healthful as well as the most comfortable of garments. Note the method of fastening?as in the picture. 114c for 119c Hose. Indies' Autumn-weight Fast Black Stockings, with double ? les and extra elastic ribbed top*. Kstra goo?* value at 19c. 119c for 25c Vests. Ladles' Autumn-weight Vests, with high neck. Short anil long sleeves, Glove-fitting ribbed gar ments. Good value at 25c. Palais Royal, a.usner, G &, 11th Sts. ;~X~:~X~X~X~X~X"XmX~X~X"X~X~X~X~X~X~X~X~X*<^X^~X~X^X~X*?X*^^<^X"X~XK~X~X"X~X*Xm>*Xm5>' % saloon came In as its successor, and now the eminent citizen stops there on his way home, and the theory being established that he must not drink, and, with the per verseness of human nature, being now fully ! determined that he will have a drink, he takes one, meets a friend and takes another one with him, and then with the fear of de tection fastened upon him he resorts to either lemon peel (which is injurious to the coating of the stomach) or to cachous. of some kind (which are terrible on the teeth). This turns him into a constructive liar, in that he appears before his family in a sup posed condition of perfect sobriety, when he is not. The work of the Woman's Christian Tem perance Union has been a grand, if at times a discouraging, one. As I understand it, they propose to take the rising generation and educate them against the use of liquor In any form. In schools, in churches, in their gospel meetings, everywhere, they talk of its injurious effects from a hygienic, physical, moral and monetary standpoint, and they have rescued many thousands of young men who do not today even know what the taste of liquor is. By constantly bringing before the public the fact that in accidents, In distressful circumstances, where innocent women and children had to suffer, that the fault was due to a drunken engineer or a father and husband, they have so aroused the public conscience that corporations are demanding sober employes and society Is closing its doors against drunkards. Thus far public opinion is with these wo men, but when they take this ridiculous, blasphemous, idiotical stand against one of the purest men who ever litfed, one whose whole life has been nothing but carrying oat the dictates of a conscience always awake, then I wish to tell them that thet are going too far and are sounding the death knell to all further usefulness. They are nauseating the public with their sillv twaddle and insulting the Almighty with their impious petitions. JAMES W. LONG. A Woman's View. A letter recently published in the Detroit Free Press from Mrs. Thos. H. Handbury, president of the Manila Aid Society of De troit, presents the same view of the can teen: There has been so much discussion in the newspapers lately about the army canteen, pro and con, that I resolved this morning to make a personal visit to the nearest can teen, which is at* Fort Wayne. ? ? ? After leaving the exchange rooms I asked to see some of the wives of these men that I might learn from their lips what effect the canteen had on their husbands. Three neat, nice-looking women responded to my request and I give verbatim their opinions: Mrs. said her husband had been twen ty-eight years in the service and she was the mother of six children. "Do I believe in the canteen? Indeed I do. It's a good thing for the soldier and his family In every way. If my husband wants a glass of beer he can get It without going to the saloons, outside the gate. It would make me very unhappy to have it done away with. No women are allowed there and the beer is not drugged. I have never known of any thing but beer being sold. A man cannot drink enough to harm himself there, and he cannot carry a drop away. I buy my butter and eggs and many things very cheap. 1 And It bard to live with my family without the exchange." Another soldier's wife told me that her husband had been eighteen years In the ser vice. "I think the canteen a great thing to keep the men sober and straight. A man does not get in trouble there. The saloon keepers have no use for a soldier. They make him drunk with bad liquor and then kick him out. When I know my husband is at the canteen, I know that he is all right and he comes home sober, but If there was no canteen, he would want his beer and be off to the saloon to get it, and I would be worried to death about him. sure." The third woman I talked with was born and raised in the army. She said: "My husband likes a glass of beer sometimes, but never gets drunk. Citizens do not real ize the good the canteen does for our men. The saloons have music and low women to entice the soldiers and get their money. No, ma'am, there is not a married woman In the whole regiment that does not stand up for the canteen. It's a fine thing for our men." As I bade them good-bye I could not buT contrast in my mind what I had seen in side the exchange rooms, with the saloow outside the gate, many of which fringed the street near the army reservation, holding out temptations to the soldier of something stronger than coffee and beer. The army Is not a reform school or a penitentiary. The men are all over twenty one years of age, free agents in many re spects and their officers cannot prevent their craving liquor, but with the canteen system they can restrain them, surround ing them with good Influences. It is tn.. parent to my mind that the post exchange has been most beneficial in ^ts influences. I was glad to find the reports of the bar room in the canteen had been greatly ex aggerated. The men ft-ere sitting there as orderly as though they were in the Rus sell House cafe. The canteen is really the soldiers' club, a co-operative store, fur nishing things at cost price, a restaurant and reading room, all combined to make the soldier comfortable and happy; they can order a hot or cold lunch with the ad dition of hot coffee, tea or beer. To abol ish these privileges would be doing him a great wrong. The money that is made from the sales in the canteen belongs to the soldier and the profits are expended by his commander for fresh vegetables and other good things which the government does not supply. The word canteen, has, I think, prejudiced many people against this admirable Insti tution. The average civilian immediately conjures ,up riotous orgies in connection with the word. The canteen bag carried by the American soldier on his back in marching, is not filled with either liquor or beer. It is generally filled with water, although some men prefer cold coffee, or cold tea, as more stimulating and p'.eas anter to the taste than tepid water on a long, hot march. As the canteen Is now run in army garri sons it has done much to elevate the char acter and morals of the enlisted men. In stead of being abolished It should be sup ported by all patriotic citizens who have any regard for the well being of the sol dier. To the 14th Infantry, part of which Is now stationed at Fort Wayne, belongs the hcnor of having started the first can teen in America to protect .Its men from evil influences and temptations. Since the first establishment of the can teen in the early ttfs there has been a marked Improvement in the contentment of the soldier, less drunkenness, crime anti desertions, and their mothers, wives and daughters approve heartily of the good ef fects of this institution and their opinions ought to have much weight with those out side their little wqrld. Their praise cer tainly speaks volumes for it. To have it abolished would be hailed with Joy b3' every saloonkeeper In the land, leav ing the soldiers entirely their prey. If the \V. C. T. U. and other philanthropic and religious societies would endeavor to have some legislative action taken this coming winter toward clearing the vicinity of every army post In the land of the saloons and low dives that infest them they would ?do much toward helping the soldier on his upward path. In the meantime we must choose the lesser evil of the canteen in stead of the dangerous influence of the saloon. IK CHESS CIRCLES. The chess players of the northwest have organized an association and held a major and a minor tournament, commencing Sep tember 8, at Lake Minnetonka, Minn. * The northern and southern counties of England have entered Into a correspondence contest, fifty a side. Glasgow, which is to have an interna tional exhibition next year, has given up the idea of an international chess tourna ment, on account of want of space In the exhibition grounds. Havana has also given up the idea of holding one. The Canadians are talking of holding one at Montreal. The idea on this side Is being talked of and fre quently appears in the chess columns, but as yet no responsible body has undertaken the scheme. For the purpose of putting Stelnitz's con tributions to chess In compendiums and permanent form, and for the further pur pose of aiding his family, a memorial book will shortly be issued. Following are some further examples of the Ruy Lopez opening. The first game exhibits the defense, p?q3, by its great ex ploiter, Steinltz, whose notes are given: Golmayo. Steinltx. Golmayo. Steinltx. 1 P-K4 P?K4 15 B ~Q2<e> K R2|Q 2 Kt?KB3 Kt?QB3 16 Kt-Kt5 Kt?R3 3 It?Kt5 P-Q3 17 QxRPtg) ? P? Kt3 4 P-Q4 B?Q2<a> 19 Q-B3 Kt-QB4 6 Castles KKt?K2 18 T-QKt4(h) KKtxUP* 6 P?Of>(b) QKt?Kt 20 Q?B4 BxKt(f) 7 tT-QH P?KKt3 21 QxKt(Q5) P-B3 8QB~Ktt B?Kt2 22 QxQP KtxB 9 Q?Q2 P?KR3 23 PxKt(k) R-K2<l) 10 B?K3 P?KB4(c) 24P-QR4 R?B3(m) 11 Q?QKt4 Q-B(d) 25 QxKPin) R<R3)?B2 12 Kt?R3 Castlea 26 Q-Q6 BxR 13 Kt-K P-QR4 27 PxB(o) R-B3 14 Q?B3 P?B5 28 Resign*. ?If PxKt, then P?KB win*. Notes by Steinltx: (a) PxP Is i)?o good, transposing the game Into a position arising In Phllldor'a defease. lb) Though this cramps the adrerae pieces, black obtains the initiative of an attack against the fixed king's pawn. If 6, PxP, PxP (not KtxP). ??> Black haa evidently the beat of the game. If white answers PxP, the pawn retakes, with a tor mtdaMe attack. ?? ? (d) B?Bsq., with the abject of playing Kt?Q2, wns, we believe, better. <e) Hie subsequent loose position of hi* queen and bishop is fraught with danger. In such r. blocks situation freedom for his queen to retref.t to Q2 If necessary should have Iwn reserved, and bishop right back to Baj. was the pro|ier mf.ro if) Necessary for his plan of breaking In at the nineteenth move. (gl Whether or not he takes this pawn, black ot> tains a strong attack by K-KF.4. (h) Hla.k threatened KtxKP, followed by BxKt. or vice versa. (I) If 21 QxB. P-IM; 22, 0-B4. I*?QKt4, and wins tlie queen at once. ?J) Much better, anyhow, was KiR, though the queen could not be saved even then if black replied H? Ksq. (k> Not as correct ns R?Ksq., threatening R K.I, ami leaving white without resource. (It A fie; 2-1. , It?(Jsq., white has no other op tion than to give up the queen for two pieces, com mencing with PxR. trn) I_xR was still the bf*t plan; tni White has lo?t a look and yet cannot s-ive the queen. <o) If 27, P?Kfl, It(R2)?K2, followed by It?KS, etc. The following game comes from the Hastings tourney. The distinguishing move is black's third, P?Q3, now known as Steinltz defense: P?K4 Kt?QB3 P?OS R-Q2 Marco. 1 P-K4 2 Kt?KR3 3 R?Kt3 4 P?<J4 f. Kt?B3(a) KKl K2 fi P-Q5(b? OKt Kt 7 Kt-Kt5<c) Kt?Kt3 3 Q R5 RxR 9 KtiR P-QR3 10 Kt-QR3 P-R3fd) 11 Kt?K?(e) Q-K2 12 Onstles K?lf2(f) 1.3 P? ?4 PxP Rny Lopei. Pollock. Marco. 14 RxP 15 RxKt 16 R B7 17 QR -KB IS RxQ l?.i R-B7 20 Q R8 21 Kt?K2 22 Kt-Kt3 23 K t ?ItS 24 gxKtP 25 y Kt7 20 QxK Pollock. KtxR PxKt(*) P-K4 K Hi BxR B-R3 R?K B-K2 Kt Q2 P-KKt8 R-KR RxR Resignsth). Notes by Telohmann: (a) P?QR3 is preferable; It has been played in this tourney very successfully against the Steinltx defense to the Ruy Ixpez. (b) We do not like this early advance of the queen's pawn, but white seems to have had a pre cancel-ea plan of a very early attack. (c> This, iu connection with the somewhat -adven turous-looking sally of the queen next move, forms a novel kind of attack iu this opening, which, e\en If not quite correct, certainly makes the defense very difficult. (d> This is a strange mistake, which loses the game very soon. The nitural moves, Kt-JQ2 and B3. would have enabled black to drive back the white plecs, with a good development of his own. White, of course, could not capture the king's rook's pawn, liecaiwe Kt yii; 11, Ktxltl', B?K2; 12, yKt ? B, winning a piece. ?e) Takes immediate advantage of black's weak move, ami finishes with a few powerful strokes. <f? A futile attempt to save the game. But PxKt; 18, QiKtch, Q?B2; 14, QxPch. would also have left him with a pawn minus and a very bad same. <g> If P?B3, 10. Kt-K2 and to Q4. to B5, or al most anything, all the black pieces being blocked in. (hi Helpless against the threatened Kt?Kt7 or Kt ?B6. The noticeable feature of the game follow ing is white's fourth move, I'?QB, making as a general rule a close, slow game, al though It did not prove so In this particular case. The game was played In the London 1886 tournament Notes by Stelnitx: Ray Lupei. Gunsberg. 1 P?K4 2 Kt?KB3 3 B~-Kt5ia) 4 P-Q3 5 P?B3 6 R?R4 7 P?R4(c) S R?KKtO ? <J?K2 10 PxP 11 PxP 12 PxPch Schallopp. P K4 Kt?QR3 Kt?R3 Kt?K2(l>) P-R3 Kt?Kt3 P-KR4 Q?Kt3 P-Q4M1 QR?KKt5 Castles K?Ktsq(e) Ounsberg. 13 Castlesff) 14 B- R2(JH 15 RxKt ltf R?K6ch 17 QxKtuh 18 Q -K4 19 Q- R4 20 lt-4)R?q(k) 21 P?Q4<1) 2"J Kt -US 23 R?Ksq 24 Resigns.* Schallopp^ Q?R3 P -K5?h) PxKt KtxB R?QS KR- Ksq PxP(l) Q?Kt3 B - BR B-Bfl QK113 ?If RxR. B?R7ch; 25, KxB, QxPch; 2*. K-Kt, Q?118 mate. (ai To this game was awarded the brilliancy prize In that tournament. tl>) A defense first adopted by Mortimer In the London tournament of 1SHS. Should white capture the king's pawn he would lose a piece by the reply P?QR3, followed by (J?It4ch. (c) This weakens the king's side and 1s the cause of future trouble. But we believe he could afford that by proper subsequent play, especially as black has apparently nothing better than to opjuse his KRP iu the same way. <d) Bla< k now enters on a bold ami spirited at tack. which la only Justified by the result, but, we believe, is not analytically sound. (e) All very clever and relatively correct, as he must stand or fall with the attack, which he has lultiated at the cost of material. <f) But Just a little precnution on the part of whlto might have turned affairs, B-Kt3. attacking a pawn and getting a piece Into safety which stood loose on the hoard, was clearly the proper play. The move In the text was simply an error, and Is taken advantage of by the opfionent with great Ingenuity. (g) After this his game becomes rapidly disorgan ized. He still could have made his defense good by course the natural sequence. Black after this gives no rest to the enemy, who is practically beaten already. (I) This point constitutes the brilliancy quality of this game. Though the soundness of the nrevlnus sacrifice of two pawns Is very questionable, the game la now well redeemed by this offer of the sac rifice of the queen, which. If accepted, would be fol lowed by mate In three moves, namely: BPxH, queening, check; B?ROeh, and R?K8 mate. (k) If B?Qsq., black would win a rook by ex changing queens, followed by BxB and R?KHch., and lf KxP black would win speedily by QxPch., etc. (1) There was no resource. If 21, Kt?Q2, 21, B?Kt6; 22, P-Q4 (or 22. Kt?K4, RxKt); 23, BxPch., KxB; 24, H-KTck., K?Ktsq.; 26, Q?KB# and wins..