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Christmas Great stocks of most attractiv rapid distribution thereof, as well The many Christmas purchasi own interest by making early selec Articles may be selected now I Silverware, Jewelry, Leather Goods boxed or otherwise ma Smart Nev Hair Orr And Opera I The exquisite freshness and ne Our Paris organization sends us th and we are showing some elegant t Superb White and Black Pictur Irish Crochet and other handsome r very fashionable Flower Hats. Hair Ornaments, imported and coming effects in flowers, jeweled b pink, light blue, shimmering in gold Rich assortment of refined an fluffy effects. Head dresses for the opera or t Scarfs, black or white, to be worn i fashion. Imported Feather Sets, consisti some one, consisting of hat, ruff an ers, is offered at $70.00. Val Gift things of rare beauty and e ond floor, Tenth street. Holiday For Women (Satisfactory ani Our Glove stock is splendidly c mands you may make upon it at th may need in the way of gloves for y wiriest possible field for choice here. or evening wear; street shades, whit, Povs' and Girls' Street and Dan Our own famous make, the "W. Dent, Revnier and other leading bra clusively for Washington. All Kid Gloves for Christmas g Trefousse & Co. .ime new Trefoumip Pique KXi Gloves. ton amd ,Im ak wwd~ AbLate. tinum '3-eom. amid %hite amid pearl Wi th black fourscrhetts and une large pearl button, 2_la i a d 3-pearl-Hinti(n White Pique Gloves. .'-clzmj. fmIay Sue-de Mol.res. 2 t tton TrItmnme 11ue Kid. white and mode. Revnier. :t-lasp Glace Kid Gloves. white. pearl and black. 3-lasp Black Suede. Jouvin & Cie. 3-hutton Suede, pearl. gray and blam-k. Ours e' elusively for Washlington. Perrin Freres. Street and Dress Gloves, In the premwr shades and styles. Dent's Street Gloves. Our Direct Importations. 2- earl Clasp Pique Gloves, white, maize and nine. S2111 a pair. Sai- In white, with I pearl clamp. 2-clasp Fine Pique Kid, black, $2.00 pair. The Famous "WV. & L." Gloves. 2-clap P'ique Kid,. tan, brown, white and. black. 3-clap rand 3-button WhIte and Bla'k Giace, 8-clamp himde and Blaumk Suede Giloves, $1.50 pair. Main floomr, N bldg. Artistic Lea We have on exhibition a rare c ticles Yi the latest and most fashion folios, Writing Cases, Collar and Cu Wrist Bags, fitted and unfitted ; Jew Glove and Handkerchief Boxes and Cases, Desk Sets, Han:i Bags, fitted.; of these articles were personally sel and in many instances have no dupl mnendls thenm as being peculiarly suit The following are exceptional v. At $1.04 For Men.' Card Cases, Flasks, Pocket Books, Stamp Boxes, Bill Books, Dressing Cases, Stick Pin Boxes, Coin Purses, Medlicine Cases. A t $1.2 For Men. Cologne Bottles, Medicine Cases, Flasks, - Traveling Cups, Frames, Travel'g Mirrors. Wallets, Bill Books, Pocket Books, Card Cases. Maia Suur, El. eeith at. Sale of Down Comforts (Under Price). A Christmas gift that will please and one that may be gracefully given to a near friend or at home. A smtall number (28 in all) will be put on sale tomorrow, Thursday, at a third below the usual price. Pretty coverings of French- sateen; odorless down. Sizes for single and double beds. Regniar H'~e 5 and $(j. New York-WASH Christmas Cards, Booklets, Calendar. irning-and before i i o'clock-is tb Gifts Prac , substantial and, tasteful articles for as for the service of our patrons, and s already made and held for future de tions, while the stock is rich with mat or holiday gifts, with an assurance of Joods, Umbrellas, etc., marked free. de more presentable when practicable. Millinery, iaments leaddresses. Nness in our millinery is charming. latest Paris fashions as they appear, lings recently arrived. ! Hats, elegant creations of Maline, -al laces and pleasing effects in the our own make-beautiful and be inds, aigrettes, feathers in white, and silver. I dainty Black Ornaments, in light, ieater - handsome draped Lace i the place of bonnets. A late Paris ng or ruff and muff. A very hand A muff, of pale blue and white feath ue, $100.00. legance in the Millinery Salon, sec Gloves md Children. I Useful Gifts.) >)mplete and ready to meet all de - holiday season. Whatever you >urself. or as gifts, you have the Gloves for walking, driving, dress pearl and delicate tints. :ing School Gloves. & L.," and Trefousse, jouvin & Cie, ids. "Jouvin & Cie" are ours ex fts neatly boxed if desired. The "W. & L." $i.oo Gloves. 2-clamp Pique Kid, red, brown, wbite and black. 2-clasp Overseam Kid, tan, brown, mode, pearl. white and black. I-clasp Heavy Street Gloves, in proper shades. Evening Gloves, In all lengths, glace and suede-black and white. All prices. Boys' Gloves for Women. Denta. ownes' and Perrin's 1-clasp Heavy Walking Gloves. Children's Gloves. Misem' -c"lasp and 2-clap Kid Gloves. $1.00 pr. Wisaes' 2-clasp Pique Gloves. $1.25 pair. B'n-s' I-clasp Gloves. M Mlis tans, black and wt- , $l.toO, $1.25 and $1.50 pair. Warm Fabric Gloves. WOMN'S GOLF GIA)VS, red, white. Oxford and black, Me., 75c.. $1.00 and $1.060 pair. Black and White, 25c. pair. 7an c. h. pair. Casher0e Gloves, 25c. to W0e. pair. lee cee '~ilk (,lves. black, $100 pair. Caster a ses 50e. pair. ad5c ar Buys' Heavy Scotch Gloves, 25e. and 50c. pair. C'hildren's Fleece and Silk-lined castor Gloves. $1.u0 pair. ither Goods. >llection of novelties in Leather Ar able leathers, made up into Port i Boxes, Pocket Books, Card Cases, el Cases, Work Boxes, Cigar Sets, Cases, Medicine Cases, Tooth Brush md unfitted ; Music Rolls, etc. Some acted abroad, are exclusively ours, cates. Their artistic merit recoin mble for holiday gifts. dues: ) Each. For Women. Pocket Books, -Jewel Boxes, Card Cases, Medicine Cases, Photo Frames, Glove Boxes, Handkerchief Boxes, Chatelaine Bags, ________Etc., Etc. 5 Each. For Women. Wrist Bags, Photo Frames, Cologne Bottles, Card Cases, Flasks, Comb. Books, Medicine Cases, Jewel Cases, Chatelaine Bags, Purses. Aluminum Novelties For Holiday Oifts. These goods are dainty and make pleasing Christmas gifts. Will not tarnish, and being light in wih can be sent by mail withoutfero breaking. We will engrave name or initials on each article free of charge. We name a few of the articles be low: uItch aed a* sima . etc. Ni0 . Ne S5.0 Paek .INGTON--Pa6is. ,Diaries-Main Floor, New Buildia e ideal part of the day in which to si Ptica1 and Oi Christmas are displayed on every han their comfort 4ud convenience in eve livery. prompt us to again remind pat iy choice and dainty objects that can prompt delivery on date required. Men's Smok (A Useful Chi A garment that almost any man buy for themselves. A large and comprehensive ass House Coats is ready for your inspec sirable fabrics, imported and domest to those that are elegantly rich-an cial styles, exclusive designs and ch a little later on. We have given a largely increas the display and sale of these goods, a fort. NOTE-The chest measure is a size. Smoking Jackets $5.00, $6.00, $7.50, $8.04 Blanket Robes $4.50, $5.00, $7.50, $8.0 Dressing Gowns $8.00, $10.00, $12.00, Terry Bath Robes (Imported ain $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.0 Main okr, Tenth at. bldg. Pictures as Xmas Gifts. A most appropriate and pleasing Christmas present-useful, orna mental and always reminds one of the giver. We have a much larger and better selection of pictures suited to this purpose than ever-and no matter whether the price be large or small, the pictures are artistic to a degree not hitherto approached. We have just received the new Christy Cartoons (Second Series.) Four Pastel Pictures, by Howard Chandler Christy, including the fol lowing subjects: The Oldest Trust Company, In Deep Water, Which? The Modern Lorelei. Sold by the set or singly. $1.00 Each. Also Remington's Western Types, Four drawings in colors, by Fred erick Remington, including the fol lowing subjects: The Scout, -The Cavalryman, The Cow-Boy, The Half-Breed. Sold by the set or singly. $1.00 Each. Appropriate frames for the above in stock or made to order. Large assortment to select from. These pictures will please, par ticularly, college girls or boys-are acceptable almost anywhere. Fourth fleer. Sewing Machines for Xmas Gifts. What more appropriate for the women of the house or for a near friend? The "Woodward & Lothrop" Sew ing Machines are the best money can buy, and each machine has all the latest attachments, perfectly coni plete, ready for work and one that we can warrant to give the best sat isfaction. The "Woodward & Lo throp" Machines are ball-bearing, come in polished oak c'ases and are guaranteed for five years. $18.oo to $40.00 each. Hand Machines, $10.50 Second Boor. The January Designer. Is ready, and contains points on dressmaking, fancy costumes for wo men, misses and childreh, directions for making a picture hat, some em ploymuent for busy fingers, what wo men are doing, indoor exercise for children, toilet table chat, helps. along the way, the domestic side of the White House, pen and pencil games, the feast of the kings, etc wc. a eopy. onamenta!. d, and the arrangements for the ry way, are most complete. rons that they will consult their not be duplicated later. ing Jackets. ristmas Gift.) would appreciate, but few men ever rtment of Smoking Jackets or -ion. All the n"west and most de c, are represented, from the plainest i there are quite a number of- spe :ice patterns, that will not be here ed space on the 1oth street side to rid you can select with greater com 1 that is necessary to get the proper 1, $10.00 to $20.00 Each. D, $9.00 to $12.00 Each. $15.00 to $20.00 Each. d Domestic) 0, $7.50 to $20.00 Each. New Silk Petticoats. [ Silk Petticoats, alwajs ele ant, al ways popular, are now in great de mand for personal use and for Xmas gifts. We are showing a beautiful line of Elaborate Silk Skirtsr evening wear, made in all the delicate, shades and trimmed with deep accordion plaited flounces, laces, ribbons and quilling; also the popular sorts for street wear, including the black and white effects-up to $75.oo each. We offer for tomorrow three spe cial values, as follows. Black and White Striped Silk Petticoats of good qualitY taffeta, with graduated aceoro Platted flounce, trimmed with narrow runie and extra duist flounce. $3-95 each. Value, $5-oo. Black and White Striped Taffeta Silk Petti coats, made with two accordion-plaited flounces edged with ruffe. $5.oo each. Value, $6.50. Colored and Black silk Petticoats made with de accordion-plited flounce, trimmed with hem $7-50 each. 'Value, $10.oo. Third noor. Eieventh at. Artistic Furniture For holiday Gifts. (Odd Pieces.) Our assortment of odd and artistic pieces of Individual Furniture is re plete, and the increased floor space of the new building affords us a bet ter opportunity to effectively display these dainty goods. Our assortment includes articles for every room in the house and at very moderate prices, the lowest at which the classes of goods shown can be offered. Nothing is more appropriate or acceptable to the housekeeper than one of these rich pieces. An extensive line of womnen's writing Deaks, in weated akgnide okold English, bird's-eye brhme mad~fE and hand $6I.do to $5o golden oak bird's-eye maplgjohywae golden ok an curly birc b.~ -~o $5 aien t ilt Cas wit up .t~ ..... 43-5 GitConrChiswe r~ub:n~ a. $5-oo sterdi sI amask Each... $..- 7.oo Smoking Tablo A fniahed in *eaheosak and women a Desk chairs. Each. .S45and up. wtox ".eats pac . ":t -o sin-tg an du~s rabe -cv: India Seats, finished in oen1 $.5 3-ply nhueered seat.. . $.5 Itman Seats, finished it 3 wodnok with ese g latu loom er l~en (ibas .haEh ia Rsmtcl Oads 14aS" tr Ia ma EeCton. Politicians in Washington who are taking an interest in the senatorial contest in Kan aa predict that the fight for Senator WiI lim- A. Harris' seat will be one of'the most interesting senatorial struggles the sun flower state has ever known. W. J. Bailey, the new governor and a former member of Congress, will be inaugurated in January and the balloting for senator will begin a week later. There are five candidates, four of whom are members of the Kansas dele gation in Congress, Representatives Curtis, Long, Bowersock and Calderhea4. Governor Stanley Is the other candidate. The lead ing candidates are Curtis. Long and Stan ley. The hopes of Bowersock and Caider head rest entirely "upon the belief that the bitterness of the contest will develop a sit nation that' will demand the selection of a dark horse. Representative Curtis left for Topeka Supday -and Representative Long will leave- in a day or two. Both- will open headquarters at the Kansas capital and per sonally direct their forces. Sixty-Five Necesary to Elect. It will take sixty-five members of the legislature to elect and as the contest now stands none of the candidates will have within ten votes of the majority on the first ballot. Curtis' friends predict that he will have nearly sixty votes to start with and that the balance will be made up by de sertions from Long and additions from the scattering few instructed for Bowersock and Calderhead. The friends of Long re fuse to give out any estimates but content themselves with the somewhat general statement that he will have a strong follow ing from' the beginning and that he will wind up a winner. Stanley's friends also express confidence in the success of his can didacy, while the supporters of Bowersock and Calderhead say that all the Indications point to the election of a dark horse. Contest for Speaker. As usually happens in senatorial con tests, the first test of strength will come with the election of a speaker of the house. The contest for speaker has developed an Interesting phase. Following the Novem ber election, the partisans of Long got be hind former Representative Kirkpatrick for speaker, and the partisans of Curtis got behind George J. Barker. This made the contest for speaker an incident of the fight for United States senator, and the politi olans settled down to watch its progress along that line when suddenly Governor Stanley brought out J. T. Pringle. The gossips have it that the friends of Long were the original discoverers of Pringle, and secretly put his boom where Governor Stanley could find it, but be that as it may, the fact remains that Stanley was the first to spring the new candidate. When this was done Kirkpatrick withdrew and the fight narrowed down to Barker and Prin gle. The superior advantage claimed for Pringle In the contest for speaker Is that his election would not give any of the can didates for senator the advantage. He is Instructed for Curtis, but has trained in politics with Cyrus Leland and Long, and he promises not to give any candidate the best of It In the selection of his commit tees. On the surface this seems to be fair to Curtis, but really it embarrasses him, for Barker has a claim on his support by rea son of their political relations. The scheme puts It up to Curtis to make a choice be tween two friends, and this has caused him much annoyance. Mr. Curtis Conident. Before he left Washington Representative Curtis said to a Star reporter: "All of the reports I have received from Kansas dur ing the past week are encouraging. I have not the slightest doubt that I shall be elected. I conducted what I considerd an honorable campaign for control of tho legis lature and have nothing to apologise for. This is more than some of the other can didates can truthfully say. I do not think the contest will be a prolonged one, as I have an Idea that a few ballots will bring about an election." Politicians at the capitol are taking an especi.al interest in the election, from the fact that W. J. Bailey was a member of the Fifty-sixth Congress. He served on the committee on agriculture and took a. prominent part In the deliberations of the committee on the oleomargarine bill. He was one of the most popular members of the Kansas delegation in that Congress. He was the Kansas congressman at la e. He was a candidate against Representative Curtis for the republican congressional nomination in the Topeka district two years ago. Curtis won by a large majority In th4 convention. Following his defeat, Bailey announced himself as a candidate for gov ernor, and after a sharp contest was nom inated. He was elected by one of the largest majorities ever given a candidate In Kansas. .He is counted among the sup porters of Representative Long, but In some quarters it is believed that his chief aim Is to bring about the defeat of Representative Curtis. EACCOON MEAT. A Boutherner Rinds It Strong, but Would Like Its Use More General. From the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "The wildest meat I ever tasted in my life," said the epicure, "Is the meat of the raccoon.. It has a flavor about it which you cannot find In any other meat, so far as my experience goes. I have spent much of my life in hunting in the- wilder regions of this country, and have had splendid opportunities to know the particular fla vors of-various wild meats, Deer meat is almost tasteless in comparison with other meats of a wild kind. I was sbout to say the flavor was scarcely distinctive, but this is not exactly a fact,for there Is just a sug gestion of wildness about venison if it Is not too highly seasoned. Bear meat is just a trifle more wild In flavor, but not wild enough to be offensive to the man whose taste Is acquainted with food of a tamer kind. 'Possum meat is deceptive, "'Possum meet Am good and sweet." as the old negro song runs, and yet it Is a fact that there are but few persons who are capable of distinguishing between care fully prepared and well-cooked 'possum meat and the meat of a very young pig. Baked with sweet potatoes and served with the usual condiments it Is almost impossi ble for a man whose taste Is not keen to an extraordinary degree to tell 'possum from pig. Coon meat is different. There can be no mistake about the meat of this anitnal., It Is strong, awfully strong, and no amount of seasoning, no ameunt of fla voring will rob it of that taste of wildness which Is peculiarly Its own. It is not a bad taste when you get used to it. I rather like It if it is properly prepared. -There are very foer persons who know how to pre pare and cook a 'coon, however, and I sup post this Is because the meat is rarely found except in maore remote- sections, But it is good meat, and I would like to see its use more general" IT=ex to Poise. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. No hutnan creature can thrive and come near perfection without giving equal heed to the instinct for doing right. And it is only as these three great instinctive fgoes goe Into sogething' lke fair acecra~tbat we be gto know eententmeflt; Conteentat i te Imide pf. poise. i aretr. .'ihlie ig-. eontent is'en indiklti-a, is thie vWr epmse oe autseee ans to a~t CHARGE ACCOUNTS 4 --Vou'lN best cloth here, and privilege please. -Very specia suits and overc< worth up to $1! at - = = - HE crear Mens St in this sp men desi particular from. Make your s --Offering you ing work at gem It's up to you Ing on our best tail stock of woolens t, The best dress who have already b Suits to Ord< -They usually 1 Overcoats to -Unmatchable ani Dress Suits 1 -Our regular Charged if you wish. I & W. E One Door FromDD St.315 7th it A3OARD A TRAINING SEIP. Daily Routine of Work for the Ap prentices at Sea. From Leslie's Weekly. Farragut's famous old flagship, the Hart ford. is still one of the most useful vessels in the United States navy. Although she is no longer of avail on the fighting line, be ing. with her wooden walls, unfit .to cope with a modern armor-clad equipped with big guns, she ds serving a most excellent pureose as a training* ship for naval sea men. Antiquated as she is, she is stanch and spacious. and, as ships go. furnishes comfortable nuarters for those aboard of her. Supplied wtth engines, she retains her masts and sas. and as a fine speci men of the old4asioned type of Asnerican war craft. she would attract attention apart from her historic career. The Hartford returned recently to the Brooklyn navy yard for repairs, after a cruise of six months in West Indi'an wa ters. Her southern voyage was begun 1eb ruary 2. at Newport, R. I. She carried 800 apprentices and a regular crew of 10 men, and there were In all 508 persons on board: a pretty large contingent for a vessel only 226 feet long and of only 2,800 tons. Yet there was space enough for all, and the old ship proved herself as reliable as a sailor as. she was roomy, welathering a hurricane In good shape and getting back In very sea worthy condition. **hese boys who come on to Idarn to be seamen are green enough at the start, and nobody blames 'em sir; for it's a world of Its own. and we have a language the lands men don't understand. Many a boy who comes on to learn has to be told over and over again what we call things. "Each oetty officer takes a certain num ber of the landemen and drills 'em every day In ship work. You may not know that when we are at sea we sail the Hartford. It's only when there's a storm or big head wind that they use steam. In this way.the youngsters learn all about going aloft; all about reefing sails; all about bending sail; and soar drill. No boy Is ever allowed to g o aloft the first time unicss a petty officer is wIth him. It's just the same here as it is in anything. Some boys learn it right omf some never learn. "But there are some things they must learn. There's the watch system-the first, second and third watches. The first watch Is from noon till 4 p.m., the second from 4 till 6 n.m.. the third from 6 t'lll 8 p.m. Then there's the dog watch from 4 tIll 8 p.m. Then comes t'he first watch at n~ght from 8 up to midnight, and the second from midnight to 4 a.m.; then the third from 4 a.mn. up to 8, when the first watch I mentioned begins again. Seven bells is breakfast: eight bells Is breakfast for the relief watch. Nine-thirty o'clock Is quar ters, and then drills up to 10:15. The drill consists in handling small arna, single stick and sword exercise; great guns: three-inch rIfles for landing purposes. Eight bells at noon is dinner. Then come instructions from 2:45 till 3:510 p.m. Two bells at 6 n.m. Is supper. After supper It's scrub and wash down decks. That catches the landsman first pretty hard, but he soon comes to It. Seven bells at night means swing hammocks. At eight belie watches relieve watches and all others turn in. "After a cruise of six months the lands men. or seamen. are transferred to receiv intg ships and tthence to battle ships, unless there should be occasion to transfer to the battle shins immediately." A Boulder Dropped In. From the San Franeisco Call. A thousand-pound, boulder crashed through the roof of the house of N. W. Dildine, at Kennett, Thrsday mnorning, and came near resulting fatally to Mrs. Dildine and family. Dildine Is foreman at Holt & Gregg's lime quarry, near Kennett, and lives with him family in a small house near the scene of operations at the works. He has always warned his wife and children to leave the house while blasting was going on in the quarry, as there was danger of rocks falling and causing damage. They had become accustomed to remaining In and not being hurt. Thuresy morning they stayed indoors and came near being killed as a conse quence. '1%ere are two beds in the room they occupy. 'The beds were four feet apart, Mrs. Diln and the children were all sitting on one bed. A big blast .went off, ad a boulder weIghing 1,600 pounds erashed through the roof of the house and struck the beA opposite the one on which they were sitting Bedr,-ed e~t~ adparts of the cabin were seattered . ** Mi for seeral bulhdret to ~t ts8e* s' no, oii wa ser et th e """"P*"t ggd dow* We ill. *th the W200L is thrd Wea sn siiais in 3ts. Seveath Strat. HEERFOGLL OPENED." pay less for the Ing and tailoring you'll have the )f paying as you I line of winter >ats, = O I of the season's productions in tits and Overcoats are assenibled ecial line. The styles that dressy re-the qualities and effects that men demand are all here to pick elections at once. the finest tailor. iine sale prices. to profit by the prices we're quot oring work in order to reduce the o normal. ers in the city are among those ooked orders. er for $18.47. bring $25 and $30. Drder, $22.60. 'where under $30. lo Order, $35. $45 Suits, these. 3SEMAN, tS "Formerly the Tailors" o, of 1211 Pa. Ave. AN ANCIENT LOVE LETTER. "Pinchinge Paynes" of an Elyzabeth.: an Lover Writ in Black Letters. From the Londn Mail. A Devonshire correspondent send. us the following copy of a "love letter" which was addressed some 303 years ago by a Mr. V-, a landed proprietar, then re1iding near South Molton, to a Mrs. I-: The original is beautifully wrilttn in the old "black-letter" style--generally in vogue in the reign of Queen Elizabeth-anel prior to its discovery recently It had not seen the light of day for a great n'mber of years. How It has been preserved so long is a mystery, for though old law papers are often kept through many centuries, it is seldom that the actual letters of dead and gone lovers come to light after so long a period: "O my sweete-harte, the longer absenoe of your persone hath constraynede me to expresse unto you, my deere. the Inwarde griefes. the secrete sorrowes, the pinchingo paynes. that my poor oppressed harte piti fullye endureth. My tremblinge hand Is scarce able to holde the penne, n'e.:Ar dare my stammering tongue to express that which my afflicted harte desire.'s to muni feat unto you. "Therefore, my Sweete, vonruante ta graunte some speedie remy-ll unto the grievous anguishes of my heavye hartc; Detracts noe tyme, but wey with your selfe this proverbe: The sicker that any bodle is. so much the mode speedie ought the Phisicon to make and provide the med Icion-leaste cominge to late h:s aabor be loste; but if a s!.k body be discomfortetd at on (one) Phisic'.n's hand he may have recourse unto another, whereas 1. -lisco-n forted at your handes, can have recou-se unto none other. And thus. hopinge to have some speedie comfort at your hands. upon that Hope I repose me till furtheir cp portunitye. "-- of May. 1599. "Take this girdell, Sweete-hart, though the gift be small, Take hart, take hand, take body and all You have my hart, and shall have ever, Change when you will, but I will N.ver. "You-, . The names of the parties do not appear on the letter itself. The paper in which it is written is now crumbling ,ato powder through age, and the writer's signature, together with the termination of the letter, has disappeared. His name, however, was given in an accompanying mon'orandum written centurles ago, probably hy the hand of a descendanj. Unfertunately no evidence Is forthcoming to show whether his "pinchinge paynes" were subaett'ieutly alle-viated-one hopes so. RENTING 130OM WOXEN. An Observant Man Tells of His Ex. perienees With Thern. Fromi the New Orleans T1imes-Demiocrat. "Speaking of the want columnr," said an observant man, "I noticed a peculiar thing in tis connection a few days ago. and there is a bit of good philosophy behind it in these days when women are playing such a conspicuous part in the affairs of busi ness. Some person, whether a man or a woman I do not know, advertised for a small furnished cottage, and he tacked this sentence on to the end of hIs advertisement: 'Prefer to rent from a alas.* "Here is a lessen for you. When I read that 'ad.' I thought of a few lIttle things which have happened tB'nt~deing my c-wn career as a renters I do not lige to say ft, for fear of offending, and yet it is a fact that I have never been able tosconduct sat isfactory rental relations wIth the female owner of a house. I notgh go further than this and say that I have never made any sort of satisfactory business deal with a woman. Plainly, 'they are all been blunt. fiat failures, frequently ending in a perfect whirlwind of unplamnt loquadity, border ing on denunciation, and in bad feeling gen erally. "They are plausible renters, They .make fine promises, but rarely keep tiettu. In business women are not reliabe, so far as my experienee goes. I do not an to say that they are wicked and d=lgmtng In these matters. They sigmPl uietoo much. I muppose It ig ams-. a too smch. Spaking meneh pryile aking a trade is en wise If you went the deal to "idg TI short, categorical answer~ Is the thig business. Bunt you cant hold a weman down to thisa rule.- She is tee fos of tan 1ag. . One cauota thik Mn day weseg --enens way, but -oe no pe at -'