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Real Thanksgiving Dinners
for Needy Thousands. THE PUBLIC CHARGES THE HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS VISITED. Donations to Inmates of Work house and Alms house. The chttvches were not the only places where heartfelt prayers of gratitude were offered for the blessings of the past year and the immediate benefits of Thanksgiving day. The hundreds of people who are in mates of the various institutions through out the District, the orphans In the asy lums. the men and women confined In the jail and workhouse, those in the hospitals and in the charitable Institutions, together with the unnumbered thousands of the city's i>oor. were all looked after and cared for today as they have seldom been be fore. The high price of the national Thanksgiving bird seemed to prohibit the giving away of much turkey meat today, but up to late last night and all day to day men and wagons have been hurrying from all sections of the city to all sections <>f the city distributing baskets filled with the good things that are necessary for the proper enjoyment of the day. and In each of these baskets the gray legs of a fat gobbler was evidence that turkey formed the moat prominent feature of Its contents. It is probable that more than 5.000 of the city's poor were fed In this way through the beneficent charity of Individual citi zens and organisations. The spirit of charity was not local any where. It pervaded the entire District and encompassed all the unfortunate with Its folds of benevolence. Many Christian men and women devoted a large part ot the dav to visiting the Institutions about the District, and It mattered not whether the place they visited was a Jail or an asy lum. all the inmates were made to feel that Thanksgiving day was one for feasting iind rejoicing, and no time for gloom ot dissatisfaction. At Central "Union Mission. The most extensive charity carried on during the day was that under the superin tendence of the officers of the Central l'nlon Mission. More than 3,300 of the District's needy citizens are happier today through the efforts of this organization. Over *100 baskets, containing more than enough for a family meal, were distributed from the mission this morning, and at noon t oday began a dinner to the homeless ones who are to be found about the mission house, during the course of which it Is expected that about 300 will be served. Several weeks ago the mission workers commenced their arrangements for their . heritable work. ... betters were addressed to business men, pastors of churches and heads of benevo lent organizations, requesting contributions and assistance in the distribution of the things that were to be collected. All pas tors and organizations were requested to furnish the mission with tho names of the needy persons within their range or ob servation Blank forms to fill out were sent to all persons who received Invitations to submit names, and in this manner a long list was collected. Money was collected and supplies purchased for tVH> baskets. The baskets cost, when filled, from $1".75 to $12.50 a piece, and each contained a turkey or , hlckeu. bread, butter, apples, potatoes, unions, a can of tomatoes, a sack of flour, sugar. t?ii or coffee, a package of oatmeal, and iHJSsibiy a can of baked beans. The preparation of the baskets was placed in ihe charge of a committee, which included: W. II Ramsey, chairman; Mrs. E. P. Clay ton. Mrs. K. V. Moores, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Cnrrigan. Mrs. Fitch, Mrs. Yingling, Mrs. Chase. Mrs. Thompson and Mr. P. Slauro. Each Basket Bore a Tag. To each basket prepared a tag was at tached with the name of tho head of the family for wldch it was intended, the ad dress and the name of the person recom tv tiding the family to the mission. After Hie baskets had been properly assorted a. cording to the sections of the city to which they were addressed, they were loaded on wagons and carried to their des tination. The American Ice Company fur nished some of these wagons, and the mls mon the remainder. The transportation of i he baskets was tinder the charge of C. W. Proctor, chairman; John Paul, \V. C. Bit ti ig. Mr. Sullivan. C. F. Sowers. N. Wat . is A. M. Cooper. A. L. Thompson, P. l.ederer, J. U. Mickle. J. W. T. Beach. The turkey dinner to the homeless was f; rv.-d at noon In one of the rooms on the lower tloor of the mission. Tills dinner In cluded almost all the things usually lound itt the Thanksgiving table and was served Vy a committee of ladles of the mission, of which Mrs 11 B. F Mtcfarland was the head, and which Included Mrs. M B. tlraves. vice chairman; Mrs. S B. Carrigan. Mis. K. V. Moores. Mrs. Clara Craft, Mrs. J. Alex. Edgar. Mrs. Datsey Jewell, Mrs. K P. Clayton. Mrs J. A. Boarman. Miss Mice Proctor. Mrs. W. II Ramsey, Mrs. AV. D. Yingling, Mrs. E. P. Northam, Miss .1, ssie Swartwout. Mrs. A. Brethauer. Mrs. I. F. Olney, Mrs. Thompson. Mrs. Chase, Mis. Houghton. Miss Mamie Riley. Miss Agnes Inch, Mrs. Margiret Phillips. Miss Margate'. Mauro, Mrs. F. C. Crass. Mrs. 1'pperman. Mrs. Nicholson. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Kline. Mrs. M A. Lyon. U noon also there was commenced at the Central l'nlon Mission a gospel meeting which will continue until 10 o'clock to lilght. Dinner for 300. \t the Homeward Bound Mission, 110 Pa. ?,venue, preparations are In order for a dl.mer which Is to be served at 4 o'clock tills afternoon to about 300 homeless peo j,l The meal will Include turkey and the i-tlier components of a Thanksgiving feast. I' plain llaslam, the superintendent of the mission and lils wife have charge of the dlrner. This morning a special Thanks giving setvlce was held In the chapel. In all the orphan asylums of the city a least was served in honor of Thanksgiving day to the little Inmates. Turkey, cranber i sauce, pumpkin pie and sweets of all 1 uds formed the principal features of the dinner. At the reform schools special serv ices were held this morning in the chapels. At the girls' school the service was con ducted by the superintendent. All work was suspended there and also at the boys' Kchool during the day. and efforts were made by those in charge to show the in mates a happy time. V special service was held this morning In the chapel at the Soldiers' Home, and V as well attended by the veterans In the home A dinner that would have been a credit 'o any chef was served this after i iHin, and the old soldiers did it ample Jus 1 Tin r, was no special observance at the It.dust rial home school, except that the In i .ites wore given a turkey d-nner. All man 1 ? I of good things were served with tin turkey and the unfortunates In the home v ere permitted to receive visitors. Working Boys' Home. t he newsboys and others who make theii J.one at the Working Boys' Home, cornel of 3d and C streets northwest, were treatet to a dinner of more than usual magnlfl cet. today. Every effort was made t< give them nil the good things they couk ?at. mid the loosening of waistbands tha I,,llowcd the course of the meal would seen t., igK- -l that these efforts were success 1 il Today was donation day at the Homeo pathlc Hospital, and a number of the pa tu t - of the Institution called to pay theli j. lects or sent something substantial t< r< pn sent them. A committee headed bj Mr Charles Lyman was on hand to recelv< duch visitors as might come and to tak< charge <?f the donations. Thanksgiving day at the Governmenl II. iltal for the Insane was observed, a! in tho past, with a sumptuous bill of fart Jar the more than 2.000 Inmates provided far therein. The menu was typical of the C and to furnish the big meal that wai stirred at noon were required several thou sand pounds of turkey, with corresponding quantities of potatoes, celery, cranberries and mince pies. Tonight the first dance Of the season will be held In the assembly hall. Special Observance. At the Institutions gathered under the head of the Washington Asylum, Including the Washington Asylum Hospital, the aims houee and the workhouse, there was spe cial observance of the day. The Inmates of the workhouse were given a re?t from work and an especially good dinner. Tiny were allowed extra privileges also, and were given us mut ii freedom as the rules of the institution w.ll permit. At the alms house and hospital religious services were held at noon by a party of church people who make it their business to visit sucli places. In the afternoon a dinner was serv ed that eclipsed, anything of the kind that has been given heretofore. All sorts of extras were served, and the old men and women who live at these places were gayer and happier than they have been for many weeks. No extras were served with the dinner at the jail, but Warden Harris permitted the prisoners to see their friends and to accept from them all manner of good things. Religious services were held in the rotunda of the jail building in the morning. DELIVERANCE AND DANGER. Thanksgiving Sermon at Grace Metho dict Church. "National Deliverances and Dangers" was the subject of the Thanksgiving sermon de livered this morning by Rev. Joseph Sd mund Smith, pastor of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, corner of 9th and 8 st .-eta. Rev. H. R. Naylor, the presiding elder of the denomination, occupied a seat on the platform during the service. The preacher took his text from the Epis tles of St. Paul to the Romans, x!l:12: "Re joicing in hope, patience; in tribulation, continuing instant In prayer." He spoke of the general prosperity of the country that had prevailed during the past year, and saw in It an evidence of the goodness and favor of God, who had made the har vests fruitful. "Individual, social, political, religious goodness and mercy have followed us. Dove has directed the hand of God in all His deal ings with us. Even the clouds have had a silver lining." Politicians, he said, would best be able to deal with political questions when they study them from the religious point of view. Until then they would not be able to understand them. He regarded this coun try as the chiiri of Providence. He review ed the history of the nation to show how It lias continuously prospered. In Its settle ment it had been fortunate in being popu lated from Maine to Florida by people from England and Holland who had brought with them the idea of religious and Indi vidual liberty. "Theirs." he said, referring to the re ligion of the English and Dutch colonists, "was the only one under which liberty could have been established. This does not mean that their religion, as these men con ceived it, was perfect, but still it was the only one under which liberty could have grown." Nation's Independence. A third cause for thanksgiving was found In the Independence of the nation. The Declaration of Independence, he said, was the most daring act recorded in history. That a people of three millions of souls, scattered along the Atlantic coast, should throw down the gauntlet to the strongest nation on earth was daring unprecedented. There could be found but one explanation for the successes of the country In the days of its weakness and later in its strength, and that was the will of God. The development and the settlement of the question of state rights was reviewed. We had shown, the preacher said, that a republic can be unselfish. It had waged war with Spain for the liberation of an oppressed people. In the settlement of the strike in the anthracite coal regions last full he saw the hand of God and a reason for thank fulness. Among the dangers that threaten the country he regarded those of capital and labor as among the first in impor tance. Capital and labor bring prosperity, but the greed of capital or the acts of la bor might become a menace to the coun try. In the great strikes that had oc curred in the country he saw a protest against conditions running far back in the history of labor. "Capital," he declared, "has not recog nized the dignity of labor. It has forgot ten that the men who toll are the broth ers of those who dominate capital." The excesses of labor might also be come a menace to the prosperity of the country. Immigration lie regarded as a menace to the country and the negro question as dangerous to the peace of the country. He believed, however, that with educa tion and fair treatment the negro will become a desirable element in the coun try and the danger of n race war will be averted. Some time, he declared, the negro will demand his rights at the bal lot box. and the wise course is to elevate him by the influences of schools and churches. The trusts were one of the dangers he saw ahead of the country, not because of the amount of ttie capital they employ, hut because of the greed that is apt to influence them. The preacher concluded his remarks by reminding his congregation that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Under Kindergarten Auspices. Arrangements have been made for a "Temperance Reunion" tomorrow evening at 1426 Q street northwest in connection with the work of :he fr^e kindergarten in this city, which is a part of the so-called state temperance work in Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Susan Pollock will lie the hostess on ttiis occasion and Mrs. S. L. Welsh, the teacher of the Baltimore kindergarten for the first twelve years of its existence, will be present. Miss Dauglierty, also of Balti more, will give one of Froebel's "mother play talks" from 7:30 to o'clock. The gathering is to be un informal one and an invitation lias been extended to everyone. Americans Do Not Retire. I'rotu the Brooklyn Kuglo. It was rumored on 'change the other day that J. Plerpont Morgan had decided to re tire. Next day It was announced that he would not. The rumor was baseless, the corrective announcement almost unneces sary. Mr. Morgan could probably afford to retire. It is known that tie smokes 25 cent cigars, and wnen people do that they have money left for other uses and diver sions. But Mr. Morgan is an American, and Americans never retire?at least, hard ly ever. Look at Mr. Rockefeller. He Is worth, they guess, JtNOO.OHO.OOO. He cannot begin to spend the Interest that the banks and trust companies and railroads and oil refineries and lighting plants, and such like, insist on paying to him. yet lie is just as keen to be worth >0,000.001 as If he were starting in business and Ills creditors were beginning to bother him. And look at Mr. Sage. He never defaults with his rent, and always has enough apples for supper, but he seldom takes a day ofT. be cause something might happen down the street that would loosen up a stranger's supply of dollars, and how could he bear not to be around when that occurred? No; retirement is inconsistent with the American spirit When you find a man o( retiring disposition you discover one who cannot set the river on lire, and he does not do at all. We have senators and other statesmen who have been begged to retire; press and people and constituents and fam ilies have united in almost a clamor of be seeching, but they have sternly held to the path of duty. In this country uuinors write till they can no longer hold a pen; drama tists like Clyde Fitch dramatize till there if nothing left to dramatize except Mr. Car negie and the judgment; musicians com post! until their music is as tierce and in comprehensible as Richard Strauss', and painters paint until beholders cannot tell their cows and their trees apart. Large Space Bequired. from the Philadelphia I'rt ss Tess?"And when he proposed, of course, he kissed you." Jess?"Os, yes. Anil there were volumes in that kiss." Tess?"Well, you must have had a great deal of cheek to have so large a work as that printed on it." f aptaln Edward Gallup, an aged resident of Havre de Grace, Md., is dead of paraly sis. Pennsylvania Avenue and - Seventh Street. Pennsylvania Avenue and Seventh Street. A TWQ>=days' Sal@-(Friday ?nd Saturday)-?! Boys' CMMn ? r The Boys will be school free tomorrow and that prompts us to inaugurate this special selling on | Friday instead of waiting until Saturday. We are confident the values offered, at the prices at which i they are to be offered, will bring a response bigger than could be properly served in cne day. fit is going | to be a great sale; because there are great bargains to be had. Each and every lot of Suits and Over- | coats and Reefers included has the worth that stamps it right away as off the Saks=standard? the trust- | worthy standard. That it is almost half-price selling will double the demand. They are the styles ihat | are most popular; they are of the identical makes that have helped us to such fame as Boys* CJothiers? ^ they are duplicates (many of them) of lots that have graced the regular stock. 'X Boys' Overcoats in Plain Blufc and Oxford Gray Frieze; cut long and full; lined with Italian cloth; velvet collar; the proper style and the proper overgarment for the Boys from 7 to 16 years. Worth $5.00. Special: $3*45. Children's Military-cut Over coats, in Blue and Gray; fast color; gilt buttons; emblem on sleeve. These are in sizes from 3 to 8 years. Very natty and very comfortable. You have not seen the style nor the values duplicated under $5.00. .45. Boys' Double-Breasted Short Pants Suits, in fast-color Blues and neat Fancy Mixtures; made well; trimmed well; cut to fit and sewed to stand the roughest knockabout wear. All sizes 7 to 16 years, and worth up to $3.00. Special: $ J .75. *Yi Boys' Blue and Gray Frieze Overcoats, all wool and fast color; edges double stitched; Italian lined; cut with broad shoulders and extra full back. For the Boys from Jto 16 years, and worth $6.50. Special: $4*95. V i ~ Boys' Military Overcoats, in Blue and Gray; all wool, of course, and, of course, fast color. Buttons are gilt; on the sleeve is the usual em broidered emblem and in the back the conventional belt. Sizes 2]/2 to 8 years, and worth $6.50. Special: $4-95. Boys* Separate Knee Pants. The biggest special lot and the biggest regular value of the season. They are^flain and Fancy Cheviots and Corduroys; Cheviots all wool; made with tftped seams and patent bands; m all sizes from 4 to 16 years. Worth 75c. and $1 a pair. . Special!: 4Bc' Boys' Double-Breasted Short Pants Suits, in Plain and Fancy ef fects; lined with Italian cloth; taped seams and patent bands in pants. All sizes 8 to 16 years, and worth up to $5.00. Special: $2>95. Boys' Double-Breasted and Nor folk Short Pants Suits; strictly all wool, of course; lined with Italian cloth; taped seams and patent bands; sewed with silk; and with some of these Suits there are TWO PAIRS OF PANTS. All sizes from 8 to 16 years, and worth $6.00. Special: Boys' Blue Chinchilla and Ox ford Gray Reefers; cut Double Breasted, buttoning to the neck; velvet collar and lined with cloth. All sizes from 3 to 8 years. The Boys like Reefers, and you'll like this value. Worth $2.50. Special: $J .45. Boys' Plain Black and Oxford Gray Frieze Reefers; every thread wool; guaranteed fast color. They are cut Double Breasted and have velvet collars; lined with durable Italian cloth. All sizes from 3 to 8 years, and worth $3.50. ,45. Boys' Peter Thompson-like Reef ers, made up in fine grade of Blue Frieze, lined with Red flannel; gilt buttons; embroidered emblem on sleeve?a strictly nautical Reefer, in all sizes from 3 to 12 years, and worth $6.50. Special: $4-95. " ? rfMI I Special Attractions in Hem's Winter LJoderweair. ?S?7 h' n. 2 A . The attractions are staple values, values you know 1 ? 7 ' . oil J:. "like a book," at prices that ar<J a third or more 4ower than you have known to be quoted for them. We buy Underwear under the most favorable conditions and sell it as we buy it. Men's Blue Derby Ribbed Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers; the Shirts have silk fronts, pearl but tons ; the Drawers have double gussets, sus pender tapes and pearl buttons. It is Under- g/H\C. wear worth 69c. a garment, for KQ)' Men's Camel's Hair and Natural Wool Shirts and Drawers; silk-bound Shirts with ribbed skirt, pearl but tons ; Drawers with suspender tapes, reinforced gussets, satine waistbands and pearl buttons, ^C. Worth $1.25 a garment, for 9, Men's Natural Wool Shirts and Drawers; Shirts double front and back, ribbed skirt, pearl but tons; Drawers reinforced, pearl buttons and ? Tl .25 self-fronts. Worth $1.75 a garment, for 11 Sporting Goods. It means something to bc able to say?"always lowest." It means something, too, to bc able to say? "a complete stock of everything in the Sporting and Athletic Goods line." We carry everything?even t6 a full equipment of Automobile Clothing and Sundries. All-Wool Sweaters, in various styles; some with heavy neck; fancy stripes, etc.; worih $3.50 and $3.75, for $1.98. Boys' All-Wool Worsted Sweaters, plain or alternating stripes, for $1.23. Children's Fancy Sweaters, in juvenile colors and buttoning to the neck, for $1 00. Men's All-Wool Sweaters, in plain colors, for 98c. Waterproof Top Coats, blanket lined, for $1.48. Waterproof Coats, lined with sheep's wool, for $4.98. Heavy Canvas Coats, lined with sheep's wool, for $4.75. Leather or Corduroy Reversible Coats for $5.98. Automen's Rubber Cap Covers, with cape, for $1.00. Boys' Rubber Caps, with cape, for 75c. White Canvas Gymnasium Shoes, with rubber bottom, for T9c. ,? Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium Suits Gray Pants and Maroon Shirts, for 90c. White Running Pants, with Red or Gray stripe down side, for 45c. Canvas Hunting Coats, with corduroy collars, for 79c. Heavy Canvas Hunjting Cojjta, with corduroy collar and pockets, for 98c. > Canvas Hunting Pants, all fizes, for 98c. Canvas I,ace Leggins for 39c. Loaded Shells, smokeless powder, one hundred for $2.00. Duck Hunting Coats, duck^lined, for $2.75. Khaki Hunting Co*ts, lined with duck, for $3.00. Boys' Rugby Footballs for 69c. Single-shot Air Rifles for 65c. Razor Strops, with canvas and leather sides, for 9c. Shaving Brushes for 3c. Full Hollow-ground Razors, extra fino grade of steel, reacty for use and guaranteed for one year, for $1.00. i(Jm , i mi ~OH ,(>?? VI A3 sa ? Two Days More of the Hat Salle Iff it was a style ortwoonly it would still !be a most en gaging opportu nity. But there's nearly every style, off both Sofft Hats and Oerbys?and in every size, in a SI the various dimen= sions, and all pro per shades?Black and Brown in the Derfoys; Black, Brown, Pearl and Nutria in the Sofft IHlats. They were finished and trimmed up ffor $2.SO and $3.00 seeing? never with a thought off their being off~ ffered at a penny less. fl 35. Mothers mustn't overlook that lot of Children's Sample Sailor Hats; it's a limited quantity, and hardly two alike among them. Wide-brim, square and taper ing crown, in Cloth, Cravenette, Velvet .and Silk; silk stitched brims, silk and velvet streamers and rrt* ec, bands. Worth up to$3.00. SPECIAL Stocking Caps, in gay or quiet combinations of col ors; full size. Those worth up to 75c. for 35c. Those worth up to 39c. for ,23c. 35c, >c. a paor. These are the Medium-weight Cashmere Hose that are so popular for cold-weather wear; in Black and Gray and Oxford Mixed effect. If you'll just take a look at the grade, the making, etc., you'll see 35c. value in them. All sizes. $ 11 .25 and $ 11.50 Gloves, ?H1P0 a pair. Everything is good, l>etter or best by comparison. It is with most ofc tk? $*125 and $1.50 Gloves that this line of ours at $1.00 compares. The three most popular sorts are included-^-Dogskin, with pique seams and self-back; Mochas, in the fashionable shades of-Gray, and Cape Tans, with outseams and spearpoint backs. They are properly cut, and the fit is perfect. Full line of Motor Gauntlet Gloves -$1.25 to $5.00 a pair. Hen's Suits amid Overcoats. Good Clothes do nq? depend so much upon what you pay ffor them as under what auspices they are made. By that we mean Just this: Our prices are fully a haSff fess than the custom tailor must charge?yet the best they can make is no better than we can supply to ycu right out off stock. And iff you'll compare our Suits and Overcoats with others', grade ffor grade, you'll find cur val ues and our styles and the satisfac tion here superior by ffar. But the Saks=CSothes are made in the Saks workrooms; they are worked upon by graduated artist-tailors; they are brought to the highest point off per fection; and through the "Fit Re form" system they fit with absolute accuracy. We don't hesitate to in = vite the consideration off every man regardless off his buiiid, or has expec= tations, because we KNOW OUR STOCK IS CAPABLE OF MEETING EVERY REQUIREMENT. The size off our stock is a proof; the volume off our business is a proof? our constantly-growing clientage is the strongest proof off all. Suits?$10.00 to $35.00. Plain Oversacks?$10.00 to $55.00. Belted Coats?$17.50 to $27.50. Paddocks?$15.00 to $45.00. Rain Coats?$10.00 to $35.00. Fur-lined Coats?$75.00 to $350.00. Hen's, Women's and Children's Shoes At Spscial Prices. These Shoes, every pair off them, will appeal to your best Judgment off value and style. They are Shoes that were made ffor regular stock, and by the most trustworthy makers in the trade. This special selling off them is'the result of special buying?and the sharing of it is a rule off the store. Men's Black Yici Kid, Box Calf, Patent Colt, Pat ent Kid and Enamel Leather Button and Lace Shoes, with single or double soles, close-trimmed or extension edges; the very latest and most stylish shapes. $'"5).45 Worth $3.50 a pair. SPECIAL & Women's Black Vici and Velour Kid and Patent Colt Button and Lace Shoes; with kid or patent leather tips, turn and welt sewed; Cuban, French and Military heels; both in the street weights and dress weights. Worth $3 a pair. SPECIAL Jd Misses' and Children's Black Vici Kid. Box Calf and Patent Colt Button and Lace Shoes; with solid oak soles, cork-filled; flood year welt; stylishly shaped and durable and comfortable. Sizes 8% to II - - - - $1.50. 11& to 2 - - - - $2.00. Mignon Shoes for the Mioses and Children; our leader and the best value that has ever been ofTered in Shoes at the price. But ton or. Lace; solid, substantial and stylish. Sizes 5 to 8- =---$! 8aA to flfl - - - - $1.15. 11^4 to 2 = - = = = $1.25. Boys' Black Vici Kid and Wax Calf Lace Shoes; all solid leather throughout; good shapes, and wearers; worth $2 a pair, 11 jg Special Boys' Black Vici Kid. Box and Velour, Calf and Patent Colt. Straight-lace and Blucher Shoes; solid oak soles, stylish en jjts shapes, and worth $3 a pair. Special ? AMUSEMENTS IN VIENNA. How "Wienerinen" Spend the "Winter Months. From tlic I/ondon Telegraph. The ladles who form Vignna society are still. In these late autumn days, absent from the capital. Usually the first week of December sees their return, when prepa rations for Christmas and New Year be come neces3ary. Then the pleasures of the season, varying with the different classes, rcfilly begin, those of the perhaps 2,0(X> aristocratic women and the wives of the leading financiers being considerably more elaborate than the moderate pleasures of the middle classes. As a house game, even ping-pong Is still In great favor; there is e\en a ping-pong club In Vienna, to which the leading lawn tennis players belong. But the favorite outdoor winter amuse ment of the Vienna ladies Is undoubtedly skating. On the immense surface of the Eisverein grounds they 'display their skill | and grace, to the accompaniment of lively military music. Between 3 and 4 on a clear, frosty afternoon all that Vienna boasts of youth and beauty is to be found at the Eisverein Club. When unwelcome notices, fixed in prominent places in the city, state that a thaw (tauwetter) has set in, the fashionable crowd joins the Corso in the Ringstrasse, where the promenade continues until darkness causes a rush to those confectioners' shops for the time in favor, where coffee and sweets are enjoyed. The Jours form also an important part of the winter's social pleasures. On all visiting cards Is to be read second Wednesday, every third Tuesday, at home, 1st and 15th, etc. These are sent by post to different circles of friends, and the rounds begin, the more formal the occasion the less agreeable (gemuthllch) It is found by the visitors. The rooms are adorned with flowers. Cake, biscuits, sandwiches, tea, coffee are offered, a few words spoken upon the last premiere or the latest po litical or social scandal, and the transient visitor departs to a, second, third or fourth house. Committees of ladies also frequent ly sit in the winter months to arrange con certs, fetes or bazars for charitable pur poses. Every distinguished Wienerin must also attend the Sunday morning Philharmonic concert, and she possesses a box, or a por tion, if only the eighth or sixteenth part of a box, at the Burg Theater or Opera House, where she duly appears on the fourth or eighth or sixteenth day. The concerts, again, at the Bosendorfer and the Musik verefn Saale must by no means be neglected. The height of the Vienna season is, of course, in the carnival, which begins at Epiphany day and continues until Ash Wed nesday. Commencing with the court balls, a long series of balls and dances follow, and no evening passes without a dance. With such continuous practice, especially in waltzing, no wonder Vienna women are call ed Queen? of the Dance. The attempt last season to Introduce the Cakewalk into the Vienna salons failed. The wives and daughters of the well-to do middle classes are also richly provided with amustoients. They also skate?if not at the expensive Eisverein?and they, too, join the fashionable Ringstrasse Corso, but at a later hour, from C to 8. Their Jauae (Anglice tea) is usually taken in one of the large cafes, which at the tea iiour overflow with these ladies, or they are to lie found at the Tlroler Hof or the Wiener Molkerel. Their favorite Sunday amusements are the concerts at the Cursalon and the Voiksgar ten. The Ladies' Club, founded some years ago at Vienna, did not long survive. Had card playing been allowed it would prob ably still be in existence, as high play is the delight of the Wienerin. who is accus tomed to a round of movement and excite ment. Germany's Problem. From Gnntoo's Magazine. * The marvelous progress of Germany dur ing the last quarter century rests mainly upon the development which lias made her a leading factor in the struggle for the markets of the world. During this brief period full many a German town has been transformed from a bumlet of a mere hand ful of people to a thriving' center of Indus try. The productive power of the empire has more than doubled. During this period also her artisans have been fed from the granaries of the United States. It is no reflection upon the German p??oplc to say that this supply of cheap food has been and" still Is a factor of paramount im portance in her Industrial development. German soil, which is not especially fertile, is ur.able to furnish food for the rapidly Increasing population of Germany. When two decades ago Bismarck advocated a high tariff upon foodstuffs Germany's home sup ply of food was more nearly equal to the demand than it is today or will be tomor row. The fact is that the expansion of German industries has been accompanied by a growth in her population that baa outrun the increase in the productive power of her soil. Mary Booker, who shot and killed li?r husband, was sentenced at Cumberland u> eighteen years in the penitentiary.