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?:? 1 f Y i I Is a BargaSo J 4 * 4 > O O O O ilen, ?You hear people all over town discussing this sale and its wonderful bargain attractions. ?Men who know cloth ing know the value and high-gradeness of the B. Eisenian stock, and to buy it at such genuine bargain prices is a chance not to be missed. The sacrifice is going steadily" on at the rate of (hoc. on the dollar. Saturday All-wool Flannel Coat and Pants Suits worth $io to go for. Saturday All-wool Coat and Pants Suits, worth to go for... y Saturdav Fine Russia Serge '? s $6.001 Flannel i ? $4.401 Suits, wool, satin worth all finest lined. $iS. to go for... Saturday Suits and cassi meres.worth ?10.50, to go for of blue serge i 1 J * 16.801 I worth S..50 to Y $2.50. to go for Saturday Fine Serge and Mo- $ Saturday to close out 500 Linen Duck Vests, in white onh\ *^1 hair Vests left from $15 and $18 suits, all sizes, to go for. 75c, TT-^9 _ I Bo itisemniaini, 14217th Sti ? it w PROLONGED BY YEARS. Short Lives Lenitaeil Bj Remiv= ini Cause of Disease. Many Glowing Tributes Paid to Blood Wine, The Great French Discovery, Which Cures Colds, Consump tion, Catarrh, Rheuma tism, Kidney Dis ease, etc. 1?;at "Blood Wine" fully comes up to the ex pectation* of our people Is evidenced by the ex pression of satisfaction from the many who have already given It a test. "it I bad to go without s- me of the necessities of life, 1 would have ?Blood Wine* in the house," said a certain gentle man living in the northern part of the city. It wards off coughs, colds. Indigestion, bowel troubles and a d??*en and one other diseases that are apt to attack any one. "A bottle of good medicine al ways handy lit the 'stitch In time' that saves suf fering and misery: and this is just the kind of medicine that will do it." To begin away down at the r?*?ts of any sickness, what Is the first step to be taken? "Purify the blood,'* Is the answer from every physician. Regulate the bowels and purify the Mood. Microbes, Itacterla. Baccilll and ?11 kinds of germs float through the system In the blood. Just stop and reason It out. Think of your blood tttmlns with these myriads of little demons, float ing hither and thither like wreckage on a great ?cean. to be cast up against the delicate organs of the system, where they fin 1 lodging places, stay, thrive and breed, perhaps In the lungs, perhaps In the throat, kidneys, heart or tender tissues ?>f the body anywhere. This Is the tieglnnlng of trouble. Cleanse your blood and you purify the whole System. With pure blood and a good circulation no one ever contracted consumption or other fatal disease. "Blood Wine" gives new life because it make* new blood. It brings rest and quiet because it s^ thes the nerves; It creates a good appetite by t<>n!ng up the digestive organs; it regulates the system by producing healthy, regular operations of the bowels. It kills that tired feeling and makes one feel like running, jumping and exercising; it gives elasticity t?? the body by acting directly on the muscles and causing them to respond to the inlnd's dictates. One teasjxvnful of "Blood Wine" makes the blood tingle; it Is Instantaneous in its action and leaves no room for doubt. It contains no w ine or opiates. "Blood Wine" costs fifty cents a bottle. Stevens' Plimacy Cor. Penna. Ave. and 9th St. N.W. ?the best yet! ?Warranted to give A ?absolute satisfaction. }The "Dgme,,Siient Door-Check^.""",:? inlug'-10c. iBowen's, scT9th st. mjS 3m 28 QUICKLY ADJUSTED BAND RATES IN FAIB WAY TO BE SETTLED. G. A. R. Encampment Committee Pleased With Outlook?Survivors of 6th Army Corps Meet. From the indications today it is regard ed as likely the controversy over the pay of bandsmen employed during the forthcoming encampment of the Grand j Army of the Kepubllc will be speedily pi tied. One band sent a written communica- i tion to the headquarters of the citizens committee this morning offering to accept without question the decision of the committee on bands whatever th?1 might be. Chairman E. B. Ha> of tha ? committee was"manifestly much peased at this intelligence He expressed himself as confident many other bandsm*n u view the controversy in the same light and be completely satisfied wit t e ? ' rate of $4 per man, onMjrhlch the I^ed ^ of Musicians agreed when first con* u 1 TheTesIre to have the Marine Band at the head of the line is general lt rw ss sr VI ass arations for the encampment liberal a^the^ost^charac^isUc iMnerican bands mThere seems to be little doubt Jn the minds of those most interest? rates will present controversy o That the Marine result about as follows. tv?at the themselves P^^^^oyed, and that empio> RWth A.rmy Corps. Survivors of the fith Army Corps held an enthusiastic meeting last nightat OA^* encampment headquarters. was large, and the action taken b> the ".j aura a?5 /inrinc- thp war?a white Greek cross wii? a red *??" in the center?and should be printed on a blue ribbon. The meeting also voted to attend in a body the'dedication of the monument to General W right at Ar lington during the encampment. The last action taken was the appointment of a sub committee on reunions, with Mr. H. M. Gilman as chairman, Dr. Pettys as vice chairman and D. W. Greene as secretary. A roster of the corps will be printed and distributed to the survivors who attend the encampment. Mr. Clayland Gllden of Jersey City has arranged for quarters for about 100 mem bers of Van Houten Post, No. 3, of Jer sey City. A meeting of the committee on literature for the encampment will be held at head quarters this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Much favorable comment, ts heard on the appointment of Dr. Charles F. Rand of this city as an aid on the stafT of General Tor rence Dr. Hand was the first man to re spond to Lincolrrs call for troops and bears many marks of his service. Entertainment of Nurses. The Legion of Loyal Women will give a lawn party this evening and tomorrow evening from 5 to 11 o'clock at the corner of 14th and Kenyon streets for the benefit of the fund for the entertainment of the Army Nurses' Association during the Grand Army encampment. The entertainment is under the direction of Mrs. H. N. Rose, chairman of the executive committee. Mu sic will be furnished by the National Guard Band and the Washington Times News boys' Band. There will be races of various kinds, including reveille race, sack race, wheelbarrow race, potato race, Mr. Sher idan Ferree being master of ceremonies. The ladles' c immittee of the G. A. R., Mrs. Hawkes, chairman, will meet Tuesday morning at H> o'clock tat headquarters. 14e?5 New York avenue, to make arrangements for the excursion to Marshall Hall to be given for the benefit of the fund for the entertainment of luncheon fund for the G. A. R. encampment. Committee on Decorations. Mrs. Ida H. Weiss, chairman of the wo man's committee on decorations, held the first meeting of her committee last evening. The ladies were out in force and there was full and free discussion of this very im portant work. It was decided in the first place that only the American flag should be used in decoration, with tri-colored bunt ing as a complement. There have been na tional conventions where the flags of all nations were used and kaleidoscopic combi nations of colors that all but made the del egates to the convention ill. Mrs. Weiss announces that red, white and blue next to the star spangled banner is quite good enough for her. The committee of which Mrs. Weiss Is chairman will have to decorate the Church of Our Father for the Woman's Relief Corps convention: the Lutheran Memorial for the ladies of the G. A. R.; the Wash ington Club for the army nurses: it is probable that Miss Clara Barton's private collection of flags of all nations will be used here in compliment to these war wo men who have seen service on other than American battlefields. Another hall to be decorated is that of the Daughters of Vete rans. corner of 5th and G streets. There may be two or three other halls to decorate. Beside the flags there will be palms to se- j cure for the platforms and freshly cut flow ers for bouquets every day. Mrs. Weiss is determined to present to the guests of the city the handsomest deco rated convention halls ever seen in the his tory of the various orders. Furthermore, Mrs. Weiss' committee proposes to put up these decorations. Such a thing was never before attempted by women. Mrs. Weiss has selected her committee very carefully and knows exactly what each member of lt can do. Floral Corps Badges. The floral corps badges are beginning to appear all over the city. Captain Nathan Bickford has this matter in charge. Some of the handsomest new ones lately made are the Greek cross of the 6th Corps, and the six-pointed star of the 8th Corps at 8th and Pennsylvania avenue southeast: the triangle of the 4th and the five-pointed st ir of the 12th Corps, at the southwest corner of the pension bureau; the four-bastioned fort design of the 10th Corps; the foul an chor and cannon of the 9th Corps and the star and crescent of the 7th Corps at the west front of the pension building. The 7th Corps badge Is placed there as a com pliment to Mr. Eugene F. Ware, the com missioner of pensions, who served in that corps. "A portion of the time." commented the commissioner, to whom this little tribute appeals with a good deal of strength, "I was In the army of the west, and the army of the Arkansas, and all round, most any place where there was work. We were cavalry, you know?just cavalry." As the commissioner's military record shows up conspicuously for valiant serv ice, being "just cavalry" evidently counted. One of the most striking designs yet made by Captain Brown is probably that of the itth Corps at the west front of the pension office. The cannon and foul anchor are crossed in the center upon a raised sur face. and are made of the cactus known commonly as "old hen and chickens." The shield upon which the cannon and anchor rest is formed of a lighter shade of the same cactus. About the statue of General Thomas, which, tt is said, old soldiers very generally regard as the finest In the city, are three fine designs of the acorn of the 14th Corps, Army of the Cumberland, with which "old Pap Thomas" won his undying fame, and about the Logan statue in Iowa Circle are the badges' of the army of the Tennessee, the most conspicuous being that of the l.-.th Corps?the "cartridge box and forty rounds." which helped Logan on to glory. The story of the selection of this emblem and that of the acorn are Interesting. It was during the fighting about Chatta nooga. where Jhomas got the title "Rock of Chickamauga" that the acorn came In for a place on the menu of the hungry soldiers. The Army of the Cumberland was In close quarters with its supply trains cut off and Its rations reduced to the star vation point. James P. Worrell, captain of Company B, 8th Illinois Regiment, says of this period of his army career that he was glad to have a little corn, which he. with many ot the other men, stol? from the mules; parched it made very good eat ing, he said. Later, however. Lookout mountain and Missionary ridge had fol lowed before the supply trains could come in, and the acorns which were plentiful, made pretty good eating for both man and beast, and that was about all they had for several days. So the acorn became the badge of the 14th Corps. The badRe of the 15th Army Corps was not adopted till close on to 1865. A stran gling Irishman was accosted by an officer and asked what corps he belonged to. "Faith, t' loth, Coor," he responded glibly. "But where is your badge?" persisted the officer "Badge, is it. Divil a bit do we know about no badge. Phat's a badge, sure?" "Why, it's an emblem that shows where you belong," replied the officer rather lamely. "An imblim, is it? O-o-h! sure an' here it Is, a carthridge box and forthy rounds, be jabers; an' I belong to 'Black Jack Logan of Illinoy." The officer reported the Irishman to Gen eral Logan, who was immensely pleased with the sentiment of the thing and at once adopted as the loth Corps badge, the "Carthridge box and forthy rounds, be jabers." PROMOTIONS ORDERED. Pupils Advanced in Manual Training School No. 2. The following is a list of the pupils pro moted in the Armstrong Manual Training School at the close of the session: To the second year. Normal course?Ada Beverly, Beatrice Carroll, Maude Crump, Gertrude Ewing, Frances Ewing, Frances Johnson, Beatrice Langhorne, Martha Langhorne, Jessie Payne. Regendia Waring, John GaineS. Francis Miller, Moria Saun ders. Richard Winslow; conditioned, Marlon Beverly, Eunice Brooks. Grace Edmunds, Louise Ferguson, Mary Harris, Addie Mor ris. Olive White, Amy Williams, Henrietta Young, John Brown, Roscoe Ewing, Wil liam Mitchell, Robert Woodson. To the third year. Normal course?David Green; conditioned, Corinne Brodle. Ernest Amos. Horace Anderson, John Wilson. To the fourth year. Normal course?Net tie Lloyd. Susie Roane, Jennie Stewart, Bessie E. Ware, Milton Bush, Joseph Cog bill, Norrls Dodson, Jesse Gardner, William Grant, James Powell. To the second year, business course?Lucy Bowles, Maria Dade. Genetta Davis, Effie Harris, Sarah Henson, Cornelia Johnson, Elizabeth Lomack. Ida Rawlins, Beatrice Thomas, Beatrice Webb, Mabel Williams. LeCount Burgess, John Curseen. Frederick Douglass, John Ellis, Richard Leonard, George Lewis, Attrell Richardson, Charles Smith; conditioned. Blanche Frazer, Susie Hamilton. Marie Kelly, Mabel Mason. Es telle Smith, Willis Bundy, Talbert Dowling. Frederick Gorden, Robert Peters, Robert Washington: special students, Louise Mc Kinney, Florence Chapman. To second year, special four-year course? Julius Lee; conditioned, Charles Cooke, Geo. Roy; special two-year course, Louise Brad ley. Catherine Carroll, Alville Carter, Mary Cook, Fiances Copeland, Anna DeCharter, Chloe D-ide, Catherine Davis, Sarah Ed wards, Lulu Green, Maude Hawkins, Nettie Hickman, Fannie Jackson, Jessie Jackson. Mary Jackson, Nellie Johnson, Mary Lloyd. Josephine Mason. Geneva Maxfield, Es'.elle McKlnney, Maude Morgan, Lulu Newman, Glennie Parker, Hattie Pearson, Estelle Saunders, LaGrant Scott, Mary Simmons, Lucy Smith, Mattiel Sneed, Frances Ste phens. Minerva Taylor, Jane Thompson, Mary Waring, Rosa Washington, Elizabeth Willis. Margret Wilson, Rosetta Winters, Olive Wright; conditioned, Edmonia Ander son. Abbie Boston, Mary Butler, Georgie Janlfer, Lulu Jordan, Janes Quarles, Etta Washington, William Bailey, Henry Hen sen, Lewis Howell, Eugene Lucas. Special students?Hilliard Berry, Everett Brown, El wood Chlsolm, Peter Coleman. Eibert Corbett, William Dabney, Harland Dixon, Samuel Ford, Gilbert B. Hurley, Charles O'Brien. John Spriggs, William Tay lor, Wm. H. Thomas, jr., Robert Wilson. Frederick White, Lawrence Wormley. ELEVENTH DIVISION. Pupils Promoted From Eighth Grade to High School. Pupils in four of the District schools of the eleventh division, not heretofore re ported, have been promoted from the eighth grade to the High School and Armstrong Manual Training School, according to choice expressed, as follows: Bell School?Boys; Benjamin Butler, Wil liam H. Davis, Charles W. Hailstorks. Isaac Holmes, George S. Johnson, Cicero O. Turner, Jesse E. Thompson. Girls: Sarah E. Bowen, Elizabeth Bailey, Alice Butler, Jeannette Jackson, Caroline M. Lloyd, Mary G. Middleton, Cecilia Oliver, Mattie Pcsey, Maud A. Baxter, Ella A. Baltimore, Martha M. Beverly, Effie E. Davis, Corde lia M. Dent, Caroline O. Eglin, M. Pauline Graham. Alice S. Henson, Matilda R. Lei Brant, Ella Parker. Lincoln School?Boys: William Cooper, FTancls Gay, Thomas H. Green, Melvin Jenkins, Frank Peebles, William Thomas. Girls: Rachel Anderson. Eva Holland, Marcelia Marlowe, Mamie Perry, Minnie Price. Eva Rich, Carrie Snowden, Sylvia Webster, Anna Venny. Lovejoy School?Boys: Ralph Columbus Coleman. Claude Loraine Tolson. Girls: Blanche Albertina Humphreys, Carrie Isa bel Lee. Rose Elizabeth Smith, Frances Belle Withers. Zellaca Cornelia Wooding, Ethel Bond, Beatrice Brookes, Catherine Roberta Fletcher, Annie Lavinia Johnson. Randall School?Boys: Frank Branson, Isaiah Carter, Clarence Chapman Murray, Charles Arthur Robinson, Thomas Sylves ter Wills. Girls: Caroline Eugenia Black ville, Effie Edinburg Chew, Jennie Lind Dowling, Sarah Elizabeth Howard, Celes tine Estelle Lott, Edith Ann Sydnor, Eva Belle Wilkerson, Theresa Althea Baltimore, Geneva Edith Brooks, Minnie Elizabeth Brooks, Drusilla Edith Byrd, Mamie Eliza beth Carter, Irene Dunmore, Cannie Belle Evans, Maud Inez Kelley, Lucinda Rebecca Montgomery, Marie Thomas. COLORED VACATION SCHOOLS. Sessions to Be Held in Stevens and Lincoln Buildings. Congress having failed to appropriate for the establishment of vacation schools, their success is dependent upon the generosity of public spirited citizens. The board of education has granted the use of the build ings, and some of the public school teachers have tendered their services free of charge, and for six weeks at Stevens and Lincoln schools will teach children how to, be more useful In their homes, at the same time keeping them from the temptations of the streets. At Stevens only those of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and a few from the manual training and high schools, will be accommodated. A large number of children have indicated their de sire to attend, and will report tomorrow at Stevens' at 10 o'clock, for a short talk as to the work, and for enrollment. The regular sessions at both schools will open Monday, June 23, and will continue six weeks. Mr. F. L. Cardoza, jr., will have charge of both schools. At Stevens' the following lines of work will be conducted: 1. Dressmaking, millinery and basketry, Venetian iron work and dra-wing. Teachers, Mrs. Millie G. Lewis and Miss Sallie Goincs, Miss Emily B. Lewis, J. D. Baltimore, Boynton Dodson. 2. Literature, penman ship, spelling, music. Teachers, Miss Julia Brooks, John C. Bruce, A. U. Craig, Miss Martha Fisher, John T. Layton. Excursions will be given at intervals free of charge to the pupils, as well as grapho phone musicales. There will be talks by people who know how to talk to children, and several evening sessions to permit par ents to see the work in actual optratlon. COL. STRONG RETIRED. Found Incapacitated for Active Service on Account of Disability. Lieutenant Colonel Richard P. Strong, Artillery Corps, having been found by an army retiring board incapacitated for ac tive service on account of disability in cident thereto, has been placed on the re tired list. Colonel Strong Is a veteran of the war of the rebellion and was brevetted three times for gallant and meritorious conduct during that war, especially at the capture of Fort Blakely, Ala, He entered the army as a private in the 71st New York Volun teers, but In April, 1861, was mustered out as lieutenant colonel and chief signal of ficer of volunteers. In February, I8ti6, be rvvvvvvvn^W4? 9999W99WWWV1 Parker, Bridget & Co. | 9th and the Avenue. | Parker, Bridget <& Co. | 9th and the Avenue. [The Better Kind of Clothing If our clothing was Jmst the same as everybody's else? * bought through the same channels?made up in the same , way?looking the same way?there would be little enthusiasm about this store?and our only real claim for the preference of your trade would be perhaps in a few cents difference in price. How different it is in reality?we've got something to offer you that no one else can offer you?clothing in a cHass all by itself. Better clothing?garments that represent an aristoc= racy that deals in exclusiveness and style originality. It claims your interest because it presents to you something in its best form. iimier Clothin ?Every rampart is manned by a representative of some distinct kind of summer cloth ing, and backed up by a full com pany of it's kind? each garment of a size to fit each man who will want it. And re cruits in the way of different kinds and styles of clothing arriving right along. ?The Two-piece Suits have the position of honor. They're meet ing with the biggest demand now ?cloth and wash fabrics, too. Two-piece Suits in Wool. Crash, Homespuns, Serge and Flannels at $8 to $20. ?Crash Suits at $5: German Striped Linen Suits at $6; Silk and Linen Suits at $10; Calcutta Seersucker Suits at $15. ?A Norfolk Jacket of Blue Serge ?$5 and $6. Wear such jackets with flannel or duck trousers. Youths' Serge Suits, Coat and Pants Suits, of course. Made of the best Blue Serge the market offers for such suits. Xo linings whatever-?but suits ^o cleverly made up that the shapeliness doesn't have to depend on the background of a lin ing A Notable Stock of Ne^H^ee Shirts. We've been impressing it 011 you right along that it's a part of our business to create. That's the only thing that'll give and retain for us the leadership that must be the acknowledged position of this store. -There's an apt illustration of our ability to create "hits" in the new negligees we are showing you. -The Negligee Shirt stock is at a point of completeness that makes it possible for a man to select his "dozens" of shirts at any price from 50c. to $3.50, and keep each one clear of the pat tern of the other. Vacation Need: The Trunks, the Suit Cases, the outing goods of all kinds are gathered in the one department?(third floor back). A Trunk stock where every degree of price and every mat ter of interior arrangement is well looked out for. Dress Trunks = = = = = $3.50 up Steamer Trunks = = = = = up and a special line of Dress Trunks at $5 and $6?more than $5 and $6 worth. The Stallman Dresser Trunk is a contrivance of conve niences?drawers instead of trays. Everything accessible at once. $14.50 up. SUIT CASES?Made of sheepskin?steel E? frames?cloth lining?good locks and bolts? p)) inside strap?a leader at Sole Leather Suit Cases?specimens of the very best suit case construction?that we specialize at Telescope Cases?of every size and kind. ? Honeycomb Combination Bathing Suits for Boys and Men....V.?. ?Men's Two-piece Bathing Suits, iniarrcy colors, at. $1.50 ?Short-leg Drawers, with or without the elastic at bottom? at 50c. and 75c. ?Men's White Gymnasium Undershirts, with quarter sleeves or no sleeves 50c. ?Golf Hose 35c. to $1.50 Painiainnias==airad More Panamas .till ?The prediction is going around that before long there won't be a Panama to l>e bought wholesale or retail at any price. Of course, the mar ket is rather short, but we've anticipated this monstrous de mand and have provided to the limit of our judgment. Plenty here yet and more to come. Negligee and Blocked Panama* pretty well dividing honors. Those Hats here at $10 deserve particular mention. Like to have you see them. too. for we know there's nothing quite so good at such a price to be had in town. "Better dollar hats than a dollar ever before bought"?that's what we claim for these Yacht and Alpine Hats?in the regular braids. In fact, we've seen hats at $1.75 that were only fair com parisons for them. Triple Brim Jumbo Braid Hats, with blue or black silk bands?very special line at $1.50 CHILDREN'S HATS. -What's left of the Children's Rough Jumbo Sailor Hats?the large shapes, with long streamers?hats that were ((P tl ^ $2.00 and $2.50 will be closed out Saturday Jj at -A line of Children's Sailors of tinsel biaid, rough pineapple and Japanese braids at. 98c. ii Men's and Boy: Footwear. $ 1 .SO ?We ran out of those White Canvas Oxfords last Saturday. Shoes too good to sell for so lit tle and remain in stock. An other shipment is in the house now, and will be reatfv for to morrow's sell ing. M e 1 White Canv; Oxfords ?A box of the best cleaner that's made for them goes with each pair. ?The standard of perfect shoe making is met in Parker-lJrid get footwear. "Best" can't mean more. We're particular ly careful that the lasts shall be right?that they make comfortable shoes, and at the same time em brace all those points of style that are so necessary?particularly in a house of this kind, where fashion is a ruling feature. Oxfords in Corona Colt (the soft patent leather), \ ici. Box Calf and Yelour Calf?at $3.50. $4.00 and $5.00. The smaller size Oxfords for Boys and Men who wear from sizes 3 to 5^2, in Patent Leather and Box Calf I $ Boys' Shoes?$L50> to $4. Clothing for Boys. Bovs are just as enthusiastic about serge as men. W on derful what a big demand is focused 011 this fabric. We've provided liberally?not with a smattering of sizes and styles?but with everything that is wantable. Half lined, full lined and skeleton suits?2 and 3 pieces?ranging from $3.95 to $8.00. varietv Boys' Cloth Suits, in fancy cheviots, in a styles?for boys of all ages?a stock we've taken particular pains to make better than its price at Boys' Wash Suits, of every fabric that makes up well into such suits?range from $1 to $0 Boys' Washable Pants?in striped Madras. Galatea. Linen. White Duck and P. K. Sizes 3 to 16 years?at 25c., 35c. and 50c. :: ! ? <? < I ?? Pa. Ave. and 9>tlhi St. y J* """ lit no | Head=to=:Foot Outfitters, Head=to=Foot Outfitter;. Pa, Ave. and 9th St. was appointed second lieutenant of the 7th Regular Infantry and reached the grade of lieutenant colonel of artillery a few months ago. He is a graduate of the Col lege of the City of New York and of the Artillery School. He has been recently In charge of the Baltimore artillery district. A NEW LONDON. Changes Five Years Will Bring in the British Metropolis. From the London Exjwcm. In another five years London will not know Itself. Mr. Yerkes' great scheme for the unification of a system of cheap and rapid transit will introduce new conditions of life In the metropolis of the British em pire. A Journey across London will ao longer occupy greater time than it takes a man to travel from London to the Mid lands. The curfew will not sound half an hour after midnight, and all lights go out, and all means of cheap locomotion ceasc until dawn. That, antiquated vehicle, thfi omnibus, as we know It today, will be rele gated, and rightly relegated, to a place in the South Kensington Museum beside "Puffing Billy." London will assume an air of modernity. It will have done with medieval things, and will bustle and hustle with the consciousness that it really is liv ing In the twentieth century. Parliament li&s to be approached In order to enable Mr Yerkes to lijvk togetner the different systems which he has under his control, but parliament is not likely to prove anything but sympathetic in this re spect, if the conditions under whicil it is proposed to work the new lines be laid before it. " Electric railways promise to solve to a very great extent the groat and difficult housing problem. The success achieved by the Central London railway, which carried last year over its six miles of line more than 40,000,00!) passengers. Is eloquent proof that the populace of London Is no more averse from a quick system of locomotion thin the "Uvest" city in the United States. It Is not difficult to realize the Immense relief to the traffic of I<ondon's streets which these new railways will afford. They will affect not only the omnibU6, but also the cab. as many who now use the latter will go by "tube" simply to save time. And Indirectly we may anticipate the departure of the horse. To compete with electric trains in the bowels of the earth there must be electric motors on the surface. We notice that on the stock exchange yester day, as reported In our "Market Gossip.'* there was grumbling at the American con trol of this big "tube" financial scheme. The grumbling Is more natural i.an rea sonable. London has been waiting fop years for some one to bestow on it a system of quick transit. To Return to the Asiatic Station. It Is the Intention of the Navy Depart ment to send the big battleship Oregon now In Pugei sound, back to the Asiatic station when the repairs now In progress on her are complete. If you want work read the want columns of The Star.