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Tailor=inniade Suits. Extreme in = = First in importance are those two virtues. They are always associated with "Parker-Bridget" garments. And the cost to possess these is no more than for the poor imitations found in many stores. Daily we receive new invoices of Tailored Suits, which fill in the gaps created by our great selling of them. And now that the thermometer registers normal temperature, the selling will be even more lively than ever. From the lowest to the highest we are ready with full lines and better prepared than ever to satisfy the wants of those seeking style, quality and individ uality at a lair price. Silk Underskirts, $7.50 and $12.85. Worth $9.75 and $118.5?. Of high-grade taffeta silks, in a large and beautiful range of stvles and colors. The taffeta silk underskirt has grown to be quite an important article in milady's wardrobe. It aids the dress skirt to a more perfect hang and gives that "swish" to the garment which is the delight of almost every woman. This offering affords the opportunity of securing high-class taffeta silk petticoats at considerably less than regular prices. Fflaomiel Waists, We show a large and beautiful line of these popular garments in only the best grades of French flannel. There is a tailor-made touch to each one which gives it a refined air?and which is lacking in most flannel waists. Fashion and her devotees indorse them this season more strongly than ever. WeVe a Great >tock of Fall We're satisfied with every one of them, and hope each one will find a particular man for an owner. It isn't much to our advantage to sell overcoats to men who think "anything will do." We see that lots of conscientious work is put into collars and lapels, where not a stitch shows, yet where there are hundreds. This work costs money, and its goodness shows in the enduring good shape of the coat. It's worth while and money to be particular in buying clothes, for full tailored ready-made garments are equal to best merchant tailors' products. At Ten Dollars There's a special Black Cheviot Topcoat, which promises to be in great demand. Others, too. At $12 there is much to b^ had. Plain and Herringbone Cov erts, in the new shades of tan; also Black and Gray Diagonal Wor steds for the more sober inclined. The most popular Topcoats of the season are of medium and dark Oxford mixtures, in styles that will catch the swell dressers. At $15 we show the greatest line. Coverts, Oxfords, Diagonal Worsteds. Cheviots, etc. One particularly worthy of mention is a swell Black Thibet, lined throughout with durable Surah silk. Cut 011 the latest fashion lines and will appeal to those seeking a rich garment for a fair price. Another fine Topcoat for $15 is of Tan Covert, with velvet col lar. This coat is cut short and finished with the latest strap seam effect down front. An Alfred Benjamin product. Others and others at $18, $20 and up to $35. Parker, Bridget <& Co,, Kead=ta=Foot Outfitters, Pa. Ave. and 9th St. 4 I Li f-f (M 4 r* -c3? <?> ij. & Our new salesroom is considered the handsomest one of its kind in the United States. OUR PRICE FACTORY You pay factory prices for BEST BEDDING here. This is a factory, as well as a retail establishment. We make all our MATTRESSES, PILLOWS, BOLSTERS, COUCHES, etc.?on the premises?in one of the most complete plants of its kind in America. Manufacturing everything from the raw materials?we can, and do, sell direct to homes at factory prices. Everything guaranteed for FIVE YEARS. Mattresses remade *0 they'll be as com fortable awl serviceable a* new. That third of your life you sjiend in tied will (?e spent In comfort if we it-make your mattresses. cleaned thoroughly by our matchless I>ry Air Process. All dust and srrlt removed ?colors made fresh and bright, without least In jury to fabrics. f f f t mm f f 4 f . | 11 f &> f Brass Beds <i> re-enameled and r<^lao que red. Ours is the only }?> plant in the District for JZy doing thi.-< work. Reason- 1, able prices. Drop [M>stal or phone 425. Our wagons u will call. E 7th &.K\ Sts. OrsSy Manufacturers of Bedding in the District. . DEI.lt ATE SI KtiH'AL OI'EKATIOK. Set of Falar Teeth Removed Front Woman'* Throat. The New York Herald of today says: Oes pliagotomy. o?e of the rarest of surgi cal operations, was successfully performed last Friday in the Hushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, by Dr. M E. Peterson, assisted by Prof. Bristow and the hospital staff. Mrs. Kate Hoffman, the patient, of No. 586 Hamburg avenue, had the day before acci dentally swallowed a part of the upper plate of a se<t of artificial teeth. The frag ment lodged in her oesophagus, pressing against the trachea, and the woman was ?lowly being choked to death. Though fully understanding the danger in the operation, knowing It to be the only ehanoe for her recovery. Mr and Mrs. Hoff man gave the required permission. Most of the prominent surgeons in Brooklyn were in the operating ro >m when the woman was placed under an anaesthetic. Dr. Peterson mule the first incision into the throat Just below the l iwer maxillary bone. Prof. Bristow and others stood in readiness to check any hemorrhages. ?..i le dissecting the tissues Dr. Peterson was the ?enter of attraction. The variance of a hair's breadth ?uh the knife nut diaih. When the oesophagus was exposed a vert l<-al slit was made in It and the broken plate removed with forceps. Kqually interesting' has been the treat ment of the case since. The slightest moye ment of any part of the throat or muscles of the head might cause the patient's death. As soon as the wound was treated anti septically the woman's head, the upper part of her body and her arms were incased in a plaster of paris cast. She has been fed artificially, and nothing in the way of f'?"d or drink allowed to pass in'.o the stomach through the Injured passage Surgeons ex amined the wound yesterday, and the Indi cations were so favorable that Dr. Peter son said that the woman would recover. Mr. Hoffman is highly pleased over the operation. The accident by which the brok en plate passed into her oesophagus oc curred at the dinner table on Thursday. I'lnno, Oritan and Musical Theory. Mr. II. Frank Oebest, recognized as one of Washington's first teechers of the piano, organ and musical theory, is making a specialty this season of harmony lessons In classes. Mr. Gebest still has his studio at Senders & Stayman's building, 1327 F street. TO ( I RE A COLD IN ONE DAT Take Lnxailve Bruno-Quinine Tablets. All 4n? siaia refund the money If it falls to core. B. W. Crove'a alguature is ou each box. 2&c. SOLDIERS IN CHINA Looting Pekin's Priceless Treasures by Allied Forces. RICH FINDS ON EVERY SIDE Curios and Coins, Silks and Furs of Great Value. SWARMS OF BEGGARS <Copyright, 1900.) Special Correspondfix'e nf The Evening St?r. PEKIN, August 21. 1000. "Hong kiang wong woh put!" That's what Ping said. I can't affirm that I've spelled the words rightly, nor that I've got the words in just the right places with relation to each other, but that's what Ping's remarks sounded like, anyway. The punctuation of his remarks was given with a flat board that Ping carried in both hands. That board fell with sound ing thwacks on the flanks of a poor little donkey not much bigger than a St. Bernard dog. It seemed all in the day's work for the donkey. A beating that would have speedily sent a full-grown man to the hos pital didn't appear to strike the donkey as cause even for emotion. "Yang muk pien sia!" bellowed Ping, or something that sounded like that. Now I understood. This was merely the Chinese version of swearing at a mule. Whack! Whack! Whack! "Careful, Ping, you yellow heathen!" I roared, for I was on the donkey, you see. It took clever manipulation and skillful marksmanship to find enough of the flank were bruised shins and swollen faces by the dosen In a twinkling. Then the tumult became deafening. A. Gbineae mob. even when there is no fight* lit it. is the fiercest, most appalling crowd in the world. It looked for a minute oa s?f?s If the soldiers would be knocked down, deprived of their loot and torn to pieces. Dismounting and grabbing Ping's board. I started to force my way through the l*owHng mob. 1 didn't have to go far, thoijgtv for tha soldiers came through the tempest with a rush, and without losing an Item o#- their loot. From a little distance a dozen Japanese and American soldiers mjule a rush to the res cue. "Stand here and watch our stuff, will ynu?" growled one "bf the Englishmen to the American soldiers who had been with them. "We've got-to give the rascals a jolly good bit fore of thrashing yet." "Don't you do It,"'retorted the American, and I was proud of nim. "'These poor devils ain't to be blamed. They only want to do what we've succeeded In doing." After some growling the Englishmen agreed to this. The soldiers who had come to the'.r rescue now pushed their way through the beggars. Mounting. I went with them. I wasn't with them for long, though, for Ping and his donkey couldn't keep up with a squad of civilized looters. So. perforce. Ping, the donkey and I went on by ourselves. Not that we were lone some for long. Down in Ta-sha-lan we came upon swarms of soldiers. For two or three days every door in this priceless old street had been bn.ken open. Boxes on the' shelves of the stores had been smashed in the first instance. What the eager raiders couldn't carry away on the first trip they tried to take on the second or third. And they were still, after a half a dozen trips, sounding walls, ceilings and floors. Tools were being used to pry up bo'ards. and the air was full of the mold of pestilent soil from the rapidly enlarged holes under the floors. In many Instances these subterra nean searches were successful. Some of the most wonderful old coins, dating back to the twenty-elRhth century B. C., were dug up. These bronze coins, many of them still in a fairly perfect state of preserva tion, are undoubtedly the oldest now ex istent In the world. There was a time in China when every subject away from home was required to carry with him a metallic passport, cut out in the shaye of a man's figure, and stating In Its inscription all the required particulars concerning the sub ject who carried It. These passports, long done away with, will be of great value to the collectors who eventually buy them of '**W~ ? ; - C IIIXKSK Hl'RBYINti OIT OF PEKIS. not covered by my own person to lay the beard on. As the animal shied the board caught me. Though I scowled and shook my flat. Ping only laughed. Very likely the yellow rascal hit me purposely to gratify hi? contempt for a <'hrlstian dog. Ping is a Pekin donkey driver. He fell Into my net through an Interpreter, who assured me that the quickest way to get around the city was on a donkey. I found that it wasn't. That was the day before yesterday. It was Sunday out in the civil ized world, but the day wasn't warmly ob served by the majority of the men with the allied armti?s. The rescued missionaries held feeling services of praise, and some of the soldiers attended. Most of them didn't. Those who didn't, and who could slip away from their commands, attended strictly to looting. A Wonderfully Hlcli City. What a wonderfully rich old city Pekiu is! So far the soldiers have just scratched the richness off the surface. The real wealth is beneath, undiscovered and un touched yet. But give the soldiers time! Already the boys are casting longing eyes at the Imperial Palace. If they ever get !n there, with hands half unrestrained, the allied soldiers are likely to take their places among the rich men of the world. Through the chlen mun, the great gate of the Tartar city, went Ping, the donkey and I. Down the streets to the great jewel and curio section of the city we went at what the donkey thought was a proper speed. We had to pass over the Beggars' bridg-;. Comparatively scant as the population of Pekin is today. It is hardly credible that any of the beggars have left the capital. They are a dirty, mangy lot, pitted with smallpox, exhibiting all kinds of physical deformities. Many of them are putrid with leprosy. Ilere at the Beggars' bridge they swarm ed. It is their accustomed haunt. Five days ago they tried to get into the rich the looters. In the time I was In the Ta sha-lan street I saw at least twenty of these brought to light. "book at this," begged a soldier, holding up to me a lantern of bronze. It was of a superb design, with tracings on It as fine as the filaments of a spider's web. This treasure was at least years old. The most marvelous thing about it was the translucent globe?made of what, do you think? Of bean curd, a wonderful fabrica tion, flimsy a* gelatin and warranted not to break or crack. Rare Vwict Found. Pekln is the home of the peach-blow vase. You in America are all familiar with the extraordinary prices paid for very fine specimens of such work. Down here in the Ta-sha-lan soldiers were carrying off, one in either hand, pairs of these vases, the price of which, in America, ought to in sure them a few yeara of life without toll. And, no doubt, in times to come the happy Ami riean owner will say proudly: "This is the real thing. It was looted by an American soldier in Pekin." "I say, what are you going to do with all that blooming tea tab!e rot?" demanded an English soldier, halting and staring at an American sergeant who stood in the middle of the Ta-sha-lan, guarding a pile of porcelains, while three soldiers came out of the nearest shop gingerly bearing more porcelains. "Oh. it's all right," returned the sergeant cheerfully. "Good stuff." "Who told you that?" "A doctor who's lived in this miserable country a good many years. He told us there's a fortune in this truck." And the doctor was right. The sergeant and his comrades had chanced upon a store where only ancient porcelains had been kept. There were some In the heap that belonged to the Ming dynasty, and were at least tiUO years old. Still more pre cious were others with the famous lotus decoration that is accredited to the marvel j W! 4 1 80LUIKRS 1)11) NOT MOLKST (HINKSIO WITH RECOVK^U rOSSKSSIOSTS. section of the southern city tt> do some looting on their own account. They were driven out at the point of the bayonet, and only a few of the bravest of them have gone back since. But here at the bridge they linger by hundreds. If soldiers come this way bearing loot they have to run the gauntlet of hundreds of these mangy yellow creatures. The beggars literally hang to them, insisting that at least the smaller articles of loot be turned over as a gratuity. Some of the soldiers are good-natured enough to g'.ve the poor rascals a few of the minor looted treasures, which are greed ily pounced upon. As I reached the bridge I saw one American and two English sol diers trying to force their way through the phalanx. All three carried a miscellaneous lot of valuable loot. The American soldier carried in li!s hand a snuffbox richly in criusted with gold and jewels. He was graz ing at it admiringly. Suddenly one of the more daring beggars clutched at the sold er's arm and tried to take the snuffbox out of his hand. "You can't have it. old man," said the soldier, good-naturedly, shaking the fellow off. But the beggar again grabbed him and insisted on the surrender of the snuffbox. "Hit him," suggested one of the English soldiers. "Too dirty," laughed the American. "Then I'll do it for you," volun-tered the Englishman. There was the sound of a smash, and the beggar fell back Into the arms of his comrades. Smashing the Brgcari. "We'll smash a few more of the cheeky rascals," proposed the other Englishman. He had only one hand free, but he used his feet alternately to good advantage. Those nearest fell back In dismay, howling. There workers of the Sungi dynasty- These are the oldest porcelain^,'e^t^nt today, dating from ?SXl to J*X> A. D.'. . "What's that rascaJ, ping, up to?" I wondered, for looking upJfrom the heap of porcelain I saw that jpiy v#Inaman had tied the donkey, and wa^? n<ftfl edging toward the open door of thftgshi^p. He glided In side. In the next ijfjcoad there was an oath, a howl and out, oam^ Ping, jabberlng ly protesting, while an f^ngry soldier led him by the ear. In-t,one,;of Ping's hands, though half-hidden lender his blouse, was one of the lotus vases'. "Give that up, y^<i hwathen!" ordered Ping's captor, reaching fo.r, the vase. Both had a grip on It, nofvM bWt Ping stubbornly refused to let go. Tfocraj was danger that the fragile, precious (thing would be broken. "Wait and I'll fix him." hinted the ser geant, moving toward the struggling pair. CKck! He held his revolver, cocked, against the yellow man's head. Ping turned lemon green, his hands shook as with palsy, and he surrendered his booty. "Your man?" asked the sergeant turning toward me. I nodded. "Well, you can go iti and help yourself, friend, If you want to? there's enough for us all. But no Chino (the Philippine name for a Chinaman) can get any show at the stuff. They made all this trouble and they've go to pay the bill." Plainly Ping felt unsafe in that neigh borhood. He wanted me to mount the don key, and I did so. He led me around into the Tung-slao-shi. English soldiers were in possession at the time. They were clean ing out shops that had dealt in carved sandal wood and Ivory. Many of these ar ticles were small enough to slip conve niently Into a vest pocket, yet some of these trinkets, especially the ivories, will fetch a Breakfast Food o, \ 0 0 Malt Gives to the Cereal Beliciomis Flavor aed Aids Digestion. The nutritive value'of Mailt has, for centuries, been recognized; to get its great health and strength giving properties it must he combined with the only perfect food grain, Wheat. Malt Breakfast Food is made off the ffinest off Halt and Wheat, it is delicious in flavor, rich with nourishment and so easily digested that as a food for invalids and convalescents it is un= excelled. Malt Breakffast Food has lmmedi= ately become the favorite cereal; and is widely used for breakffast and supper. 1 WE'RE SPENDING A WHOLE ! | LOT OF HONEY f | In telling you about the great values we have to offer you. Do you think we would do so unless we Y knew they were head and shoulders over anything you will find elsewhere? We would not expect to sell ?jj? you unless we could give you good value for your money in the kind of goods you want. We believe | we have the right goods, because we have been at such pains to secure the prettiest of the new designs. *$? We know that our prices will bear investigation and comparison. We are justified in believing we can | suit you bv the amount of goods we are selling to other people. f ' _ 2 We Make No Extra Charge for Arranging Easy Terms off Credit. Handsome Solid Oak Wardrobe, double doors, paceled front and sides, with shelf and hooks complete. lleg ular price Is $lu. You can have one now for Solid Oak Chamber Suite, extra heavy, hand somely rarred and beaded; bevel plate mir ror; 3-drawer dresser and combination commode. Big value at $16.00 If you fall to see our line of Book Cases be fore you buy you will do yourself an Injustice. The line Is a most complete one and covers all grades, from the cheapest to the best; oak, mahogany and mahogany finish. Big values. LADIES' DESK, solid oak, French legs, handeomely carved and a large, serviceable piece of furniture. Is tsB. extra value at $6.00 We carry an elegant assortment of Stoves and Ranges. We offer a Range, ^ _ handsomely trlmn ed and mount- ^ ed, for the low price of <4'vJ'o 0-* Beautiful 5-pleee Mahogany-finished Parlor Suite, covered In excellent <iuality silk tapes try and upholstered In a thorough manner. You will pay at least $33 for It In any other store In the city. Our price Is only.. Solid Oak Wardrobe Folding Bed. Front Is nicely carved and paneled. Is fitted with excellent woven wire sprlugs. Only $20 High-grade Solid Oak Leather seat Rocker? strongly made and well finished. Regular $4 value ?for $1.98 Our Carpet Dept. We devote our entire second floor to the slew ing of floor coverings. Our building, as you know, is very large and Is excellently lighted, the i-onsetjuence being that we have unrivaled facilities for showing carpets?for showing you them in every light and well spread out, so that you can get the proper effects. We natur ally do a very big carpet business, which aids us in buying to such an extent that we not only show more exclusive patterns than any other house, but we are able to quote prices that oth ers cannot begin to compete with. Our stock this year Is better than It has ever been be fore?much better?better In point of quality, in relation to prices, and better In the greater number of particularly pleasing patterns. Every make of carj>et is well represented. Wiltons, Ax mills t era, MoquetteB, Brussels, Tapestries, In grains are all here In pretty colorings and the most up-to-date patterns, t>oth In the piece and In rugs. We wish to lay particular stress upon the quality of the goods we handle. You need never trouble to Inquire about qualities here, because we have no poor ones. Choose the pat tern you like best, and you will have no cause to complain at>out the wearing quality. N. B.?When we quote a price on carpets re member It includes the making, lining and laying on your floor. SOLID OAK EXTENSION TABLE, cluster legs, with cross pieces. Extends to H feet $6.7,! Immense assortment of DININO CHAIRS, In all grades. We offer a Handsome Solid Oak Diner, cane seat, high back . . and brace arm. made upon honor, for only. Elegant Oondola Couch, 29 Inches wide, 6 ft. 8 Inches long, covered In handsome velours; has 6 rows tufting and Is fringed to the floor. A genuine bar gain at $13.7i Solid Oak Sideboard, golden finish, has plate glass mirror and ample cup board room; Is prettily dec orated. and a double value i $12.50 We carry a very large assortment if Metal Beds, and can quote you prices that cannot be equaled for the same quality and weight of beds. The chesp ones you can buy anywhere, but we will give you far better beds for a trifle more than you would pay for ^ , the cheap truck. An elegant J Brass-trimmed Bed, extra heavy ^ 0 New design Ladles' Toilet or Dressing Table - combines the best featuri-s of both a dressing table and a cheval glass; piano poljshed; fluked quartered oak; beveled French pattern plate mirror; 4 feet long Many designs at different prices. r: Handsome 3-plece Reception Suite?is well made and covered In an excellent quality of damask -upholstering Is first- /ff ^ d class?frames mahogany tin- 5m 11 II -^iij fshed. Price only ? We offer a HANDSOME BED LOl.'MiE, cov ered in new patterns of velour. Our regular $18 Lounge, for only $14.00 t Elegant Piano-polished Music Cabinets. In quartered oak or mahogany finish; lots ot com partments for sheet music. They are most beautiful pieces of furniture, and are offered at extremely low prices. A big line. I HOUSE <& HERRMANN, | ? 9011=903 Seventh Street, Corner of tt (Eye) Street, <-x~x~XKK~XK~X":~X"X~x~XK-x~XKK~x~x~X"XK~X"X"X^K"X~xK~X":-:~>-x^"XKvx-x~x-x-x~: year of the soldier's salary when he gets home. Carved miniature frames of teak wood also showed conspicuously in the loot. Pink corala, the finest in the world, set in sliver and gold as brooches and earrings went into many a pocket. Ping eyed these things wistfully, but he hadn't got his cour age back yet. There were teak-wood tables in some of the shops here that would set an American housekeeper wild with de sire, but the soldiers smashed a few and left the rest alone. There was too much easily portable loot about. Silk* and Furs. Ping failed to get his nerve back. He continued to shake so that the British loot ers saw it. The Chinaman's attitude was so plainly a mendicant one that I heeded his mute request and again sat astride of that abominable donkey. We rode Into the Tung-yueh-kiang, a street filled with the shops of the silk mercers. There was a mixture of the allied over here, though most were Americans and English. Some of the closed doors had, up to this morn ing, escaped demolition. Now the sounds of smashing were audible in every direction. Soldiers loaded with armfuls of silks, satins and brocades of the rarest textures im aginable were hastening off. Over in the Chu-pao-shl?"Street of the Precious Skins" ?troops of the allied forces fairly stag gered under loads of ermine and sable, Mongolian tiger skins, bear, leopard and monkey pelts. Few people know that the monkey Is found as far north as the moun tain up beyond Pekln, yet it is a fact. These monkeys have long hair and really magnificent manes, and their pelts make beautiful furs. Then there were the white Thibet lambskins, soft as the fleeciest down, and robes lined with squirrel skins. Over In the Ix>w-urh-tl, which is the street of the jewelers, some magnificent finds were made by soldiers. Jade articles of the most marvelous structure, all the delicate traceries of the gold and silversmiths, the Jeweled mustache combs affected by the old literati of China, crystal carvings more beautiful than mere diamonds, women's hair ornaments, with silver flowers and enameled petals?all these beautiful things representing the skill and taste of 4,000 years, fell into the hands of the victorious 'foreign devils." By noon Ping, the donkey and I arrived in the great market street. Sien-wu-kow, which. In English means "the place of satisfying your mouth." When the inhabitants of Pekin fled before the conque ror they left amazing stores of fiK>d and sweetmeats, as might have been expected in a city of nearly 1,000,000 Inhabitants. Hungry soldiers found and reveled in this section of cooked. meats, dried fish and preserved fruits. But alreauy the supply was running low. There had been four days of hunger. The Chinese have an apt pro verb, "The first comer eats the meat, the last corner gnaws the bone." They were gnawing the bone In Sien-wu-kow on this day. With all the looting that was going on, however, the soldiers didn't get all of it. In several of the streets of the southern city I came upon scared Chinese, who," laden with all they could carry, were try ing to flee from Pekln. They had come back, after the first fright, to get their own goods. In most cases, I suspect they got away with someone else's goods, but who was to tell the difference? Almost invari ably the American and English soldiers al lowed the Chinese to take away what seemed to be their own. After they got be yond our ken, however, I can't say with any certainty what happened to these heathens laden with rich property. It is hard to know what to say about this looting. Certainly the Chinese of Pekin became outlaws, and outlaws have no rights worthy of respect. I confess I am wobbly on the ethics of the question. At one mo ment the looting seems right?In the next it seems all wrong. In the end China will have to pay an enormous Indemnity to the nations. Yet I doubt If that Indemnity will equal the value of the loot secured by the allied troops on the march from Tien Tsin to Pekln. B. W. AYMAR. Krxenia; No Cure No Pay. Your druggist will refund your money If PAZO OINTMENT fall* to cure Ringworm. Tetter, Old Ulcers and Sores. Pimples and Blackheads on the face. Itching Humors, Dandruff and all Skin Dis eases. no matter of how long standing. Price, 50c. If your druggist should fall to have It send us 50c. In postage stamps and we will forward same by maQ. ana at any time you notify us that the cure was not eatlsfactory we will promptly return your money. Tour druggist will tell you that we are re liable as our LAXATIVE BRrt.MO-QLTXINX TV lets, which have a national reputation for colds, ars handled by all druggists. Address PABIS MEDI CINE CO.. St. Louts, Mo* SOI SA MIST SHARK ROYALTIES. Decision of PrnoNflvania Soprriue Court In Hlakely ('Mr. The supreme court of Pennsylvania, in session at Philadelphia yesterday, affirmed the decision of the common pleas of Phila delphia county in the case of Mrs. Ada I'. Blakely against John Philip Sousa. Blakely, prior to November, is;*}, when he died, owned and managed Sousa's band. After his death Sousa continued the concerts under his personal management, and claimed the library, good will of the band and all royalties from copyrights as his ex clusive property. The Blakely estate re sisted his claim, and filed a bill in equity to enforce their claim to the entire library, to one-half of the royalties from copy righted music composed by Sousa, without limitation of time, and one-half of the con cert proceeds until August 1. 1900. The court, while denying the claim of the Blakely estate to share In the proceeds of the concerts after May 23, 1S?7, decides all other points in its favor. When questioned as to the effect of the decision, Mrs. Blakely's counsel, James M. Beck of Philadelphia, said: "The chief con test was over the royalties, which are very valuable. These up to the present .time ag gregate $100,000, and Mrs. Blakely's claim to one-half of these and to a similar share of all future royalties has finally been ter minated in her favor." Believes Andree Waa Murdered. Harry S. Knappen, a newspaper man. re turned to Minneapolis yesterday from a perilous trip to the Hudson bay country. With nine white men and eight Indians he sailed 600 miles up the east shore of the great inland sea. Mr. Knappen was assured by Eskimos whom he met that a "skyboat" had come into the region on the extreme northeast shore of the bay two years before; that it came to the ground, and that the ravages who inhabit that country had killed the white men in It. This he believes was An dree'* polar expedition.