Is a BargaSo J
?You hear people all
over town discussing this
sale and its wonderful
?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
to go for.
to go for... y
Saturdav Fine Russia Serge '?
to go for...
of blue serge
worth S..50 to Y
$2.50. to go for
Saturday Fine Serge and Mo- $
Saturday to close out 500 Linen
Duck Vests, in
hair Vests left
from $15 and
$18 suits, all
sizes, to go for.
I Bo itisemniaini,
? it w
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
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
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
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.
Cor. Penna. Ave. and 9th St. N.W.
?the best yet!
?Warranted to give A
iBowen's, scT9th st.
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BAND RATES IN FAIB WAY TO BE
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^*
was large, and the action taken b> the
/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
Mr. Clayland Gllden of Jersey City has
arranged for quarters for about 100 mem
bers of Van Houten Post, No. 3, of Jer
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
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
"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
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
"But where is your badge?" persisted the
"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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
is manned by a
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
?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
A Notable Stock of
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.
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'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
?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
-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
-A line of Children's Sailors of tinsel biaid, rough
pineapple and Japanese braids at.
Men's and Boy:
$ 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
ing. M e 1
?A box of the best cleaner
that's made for them goes with
?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 $5.00.
The smaller size Oxfords for Boys and Men
who wear from sizes 3 to 5^2, in Patent Leather
and Box Calf
Boys' Shoes?$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
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
Pa. Ave. and 9>tlhi St.
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
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
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.
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