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The Inter-Ocean Building, 612 Ninth St. Ladles' Desks, P r ettlest patterns and biggest values In the city. Beautiful styles In oak, m a hogany and maple. Some richly carved, some beau tifully in laid. $."00 Writing Desks for $3.15 $5 50 Writing Desks for 3.06 JSfi OO Writing Desks for 4.35 $7 no Writing Desk* for 4.90 $8.00 Writing Desks for 5.35 $10.00 Writing Desks for 715 $12.50 Writing Desks for 8 86 $15.00 Writing Desks for 10.75 Toilet TabSes In golden oak. mahogany and maple. $12.50 Toilet Tables for $8.90 $15.00 Toilet Tables for 11 55 $18.00 Toilet Tables for 13.35 $25.00 Toilet Tables for 17.90 $30.00 Toilet Tables for 13.05 We'll Wait for the Money. Don't exhaust your pocket book in buying gifts when you can have all the credit you want here. We are quite willing to wait. Pay us at your con venience. Lamsburgh Form Store Co., Inter=Ocean Building, 5B2 Ninth St. it DRIVES OUT DYSPEPSIA TRADE JI YRkT Munyon'sPaw?Paw Means Health?Health /leans Life. It seems difficult to believe that the curative values of Paw-Paw could have lain undiscovered and undevel oped so long. My discovery that it was a veritable "elixir of life" has electrified the medical world, and now my most enthusiastic indorsers, next to the people who have been cured, are the doctors. Even the rarrow and most bigoted now freely concede that my Paw-Paw cures dyspepsia, indigestion and other 6tomach troubles with greater promptness and certainty than any other known remedy. The people, too, knew it, and they are glad to say so. MUNYON. Mrs.F. WiSSiamsSaysPaw Paw Has Done Wonders for Her. "Paw-Paw has lifted me up and given me wonderful strength. I was so completely run down with general weakness, seeming topcover my whole system, that I felt miser able. I tried numerous remedies without the least beneficial result. I purchased Paw-Paw, and from the start it helped me, and now I feel so strong and well that I can heartily recommend Paw-Paw as a certain cure." (Signed) Mrs. F. WILLIAMS, io35 Callas st., Philadelphia, Pa. Read What Prof. Peters, the Eminent Pianist and Teacher of Music, Says: "I suffered with severe throat trouble, threatening to lead to ca tarrh of the throat. I also had long standing hoarseness and heavy colds, for which I could obtain no remedy, either from doctors or druggists. I purchased a bottle of Paw-Paw, and it has positively cured me. I am now free from all former troubles." (Signed) CHAS. F. PETERS, 1525 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. If you have dyspepsia. Try it. If you are nervous, Try it If you are despondent, Try it. If vou are weak and run down, Try it. Cast away all tonics, all medi cines and all stimulants, and let Munyon's Paw-Paw make you well. It will lift you into the high altitudes of hope and hold you there. It will give exhilaration without intoxica tion. It makes old people feel young and weak people strong. Sold by all druggists. Large bot tle, $1. Paw-Paw Laxative Pills, ?|c. a bottle. eeth Without Extracting I firm, comfortable, dur.ble. bwatlfnl, palalMs, M Plate ut. L. B. WILSON. B10 Utb M. n.w. ?cUrTMH E. F. Droop & Sons, 925 Pa. Av.: Musical Gifts At Droop's. ^ght down - through the whole list of musical instruments and toys that have come within your knowledge and then ask us for the one you want. We'll show it to you, in its best form. - Gift things are plentiful here?from toys at a few cents to Pianos at $1,600. More suggestions today. TALKING MACHINES Co 1 11 m b ( a Disc Graplio phones and Victor Talk ing Machines.$1 rash?11 weekly. 7-ln. records $5 dozen. 10-ln. records $10 dozen. R E G I N A MUSIC BOX ES?12 Disc* free with each Regina sold *1 cash?$1 weekly. MANDOLINS ? Droop Special No. 5?with case and p'cks?an Instrument we guarantee to be absolutely true, ffi 5 (] Special... No! 7? $ .75 ACCORDIONS?Droop with 2 stops and long bellows. Special Others up to $18. AUTO HARPS ? The sweetest - toned musical Instruments and the easiest to play. We'll teach you to play before you leave the store..$2.75 to $20. GUITARS?Droop Special No. 20 ? Rosewood back. University styles, case and pick included i $1 cash?$1.00 weekly. FLUTES ? 8-key p/v Flutes. Albert sys- vaQJ) ^(1 fl tem. Special. .73 THE FAMOUS KOCH COMBINATION HARMONICAS? ff-J 75 si* in leather case, with adjustable holder. Special at E. F. Droop <& Sonus, I 925 Pa. Ave. -x^^x-x-xk-xx-xxxx-xk-x-x-x-x-xx-x-xx-x-x-x-x-x-:-* ?> F St.. Cor. 11th. Furniture Factory. 14th and B. Storage Warehouse, 22d and M. Mattress and Couch Factory. 1226 F at. Presents o( Furniture IN their welcome everywhere. You can hardly name anything in the line that doesn't possess features that recommend it as a gift. To some you'll want to give substantial pieces, com bining great use with beauty ? to others some dainty chair, rocker, table or piece of teakwood?to others the furniture for a den or some other room that the recipient takes pride in as a fad. Of course, there's no furniture call you can make that we can't respond to. This $2.50 Rocker, $1.5>S. In golden oak and mahog any finish?avalue that speaks for Itself. Well-built, well polished Rocker ? one that looks, and is, a much higher priced piece of furniture. Was. Antwerp Oak Rocker ..12.715 Golden Oak Rocker *4.30 Golden Oak Rocker 15.25 Golden Oak Rocker ....18.60 Golden Oak Rocker.... $4 00 Golden Oak Rocker.. ..$5.50 Golden Oak Rocker $4.50 Golden Oak Rocker $5.00 Ma.hogany-flnlsh Rocker $3.75 Mahogany-finish Rocker $3.80 Mahogany-flnish Rocker $5.50 Mahogany-finish Rocker $4.00 Mahogany-flnish Rocker $5.75 Mahogany-flnish Rocker $3.50 Mahogany-flnish Rot'ker $6.25 Mahogany-flnish Rocker $2.75 Mahogany-flnish Rocker $3.75 Special $2.25 $3.55 $4.25 $5.95 $3.45 $4.25 $3.45 $8.95 $3.15 $3.20 $4.00 $3.20 $4.75 $2.90 $5.25 $2.15 $3.35 This $5.25 Rocker, $4.25. In golden oak, highly polished, well ? ? built, comfortably swung. A rocker tha,t couldn't be produced to sell und?r $5.25 ordinarily?In our stock at $4.28 :: $4.50 Rocker, $3.50. ??- . : A well-designed, well-built Rocker, in mahogany finish?Urge atfd com- . fortable, that will compare with any $4.50 value?for $3.50, ? ? | $5.75 Rocker, $4.50. Another large, comfortable Rocker, In mahogany finish?highly polished? a rocker that would have to sell for $5.75 ordinarily. A special at $4-50. This MorHs Chair Frame, $4.50$ Morris Chair Frames, like Illustra tion, well built, of polished golden oak, with claw feet; a frame that compares with the best usually offered at ?6.50 for $4.50. Morris Chair Frame, $2.50$ In golden oak. the front legs elab orately carved: a well-designed, well built chair, at $2.50. Morris Chair Frame,$4.50 < Morris Chair Frames, well built of polished golden oak, with claw feet; a frame that compares with the best usually offered at J6.50, for $4.50. Morris Chair Frame, $6.75? . Built of quartered sawed oak; mas sive; neatly and well carved; a value extraordinary at $6.75. Morns Chair Frame, $18. Built of solid mahogany and elab orately carved. One of the best and heaviest Morris Chairs shown. Would be a good value at $23. As a special. $18. Morris Chair Cushions of our own make?all hair, re versible?to fit any of these chairs? In Tapestry, $2.50. In Velour, $3.50, $4.50, $6, $7 50, $9. Chinese Teakwood. Direct importations of Chi nese Teakwood?bought in the Interior cities of China by a representative of this house. Every piece personally .select ed for its peculiar points of merit?and bought at a price that is even far lower than like goods can be had in the coast cities. Chairs, Stands, Tabourettes, etc.?a stock of unusual size and exceptional beauty. i-W. B. Moses & Sons, F St., Cor. 11th. EARLY DAYS RECALLED. Reception La?t Nig^to 016 Founder* of Hamlin^ Church. A bit* audience aseAnWetl ia?t evening in the lecture room of Hemline M. E. "bhurch In honor c* the few remaining members who were'*a?ong the twenty-one who, July 2, 1886. mrt ih-Cnlon League Hall to organise a ne1^ hhurob. Of the number who assembled that da\, under the guid ance of the Rev. EUsfla T. Phelps, presid ing elder, and who ajModay identified with the church, are the /orto^ ing: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Christy, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Roach. Mrs. Emma P*.<^?ok and Mr. E. D. Oodfrev. These wer? present last evening. Mr. Thomas H. Langley and Mrs. Elisabeth Markward. who reside In the city, were de tained by illness. On* other, still living,? the Rev. Washington ? fond-now residing in Saratago Springs. T., sent a letter of regret, explaining his Inability to be pres ent, and Inclosing a poem which he had written concerning the history of the church. The gathering was a fitting close to the recent reopening exercises of the newly renovated building, upon which more than Jfi.OOO was expended. The program of entertainment was In charge of Mr, E. I. Booraem, and was as follows: Solo, Mr. J. Walter Humphrey; piano solo. Miss Marie Louise Heinrlch; solo, Miss Jessica Tabler; greetings by the pastor. Rev. Lucien Clark, and Mr. John H. Benton: response by Mrs. Clara L. Roach; presentation of flowers, by Mrs. Dr. D. B. i Street. ? The program was followed by handshak ing and greetings byv t-he entire audience. Refreshments were served, and an- hour was spept In social Intercourse with the many visitors. - The committee of arrangements consisted of Mr. G. W. F. Swartzell, chairman; Mr. E. I. Booraem, Mr. J. R. Qulnter, Mr. C. H. Schooley, Mrs. H. A. Hall and Mrs. E. H. Thomas. ^ 1 A UNIVERSITY CLUB. Flans Made for College Men's Organi zation Here. Alumni representing many colleges gath ered in Totten's studio, 19th street and Pennsylvania avenue, Saturday night and planned a university club. A central com mittee, composed of representatives from twenty-one college associations, drew the plans and eligibility clause, and arranged for future meetings for perfection of the ?scheme. The requirements of membership were taken from the by-laws of the University Club of New York, and are: "Any person shall be eligible to membership In this club who shall have received from the uni versity or college a dejree, to obtain whichj in* regular course, at least' three years residence and studjr a?'e required, or who shall have received an honorary degree frcm such university or college, or who shall have graduated at the United States Military Academy or at the United States Naval Academy; provided that In the case of the holder of an honorary degree the candidate shall be distinguished in liter ature, art, science, or the pubMc service." A commodious house will temporarily be rented for the quarters, but It is hoped that at no distant date the club will own its home. 4 The following were elected members of the executive committee: Wallace D. Mc Lean J. R. Hitt. Jr.; A. W. Greely, Ellis Spear and Prof. Fowler. These were ad jured to take immediate and energetic ac tion to obtain suitable headquarters, and to arrange details of organization. A dozen or Sfteen years ago .a, university club was organized, but it -rfas afterward merged into another, and Its life was not long. It is believed that the. prelectors of the pro posed club will avoid the rock on which the former club split. ,-In the first place an assured standing wm -given the organiza tion by having representatives from many colleges take the initiatory .steps. The former university clup w^s organized at a general ipeeting of g??d?ates, and It hap pened that one or two Institutions domi nated the gathering, and of course obtained the offices and control. It has been pro posed that all the college banquets and smokers be given within the walls of the new club. The following institutions were represented at the 'recent meeting: Har vard. Vermont, Virginal .Polytechnic, Cor ? noli, Virginia, Prfhceton, Columbia, liewdoin, Michigan.^ Pennsylvania, Call ; fornia, Dartmouth, Wisconsin, Amherst, Massachusetts Agricultural, ' Vahderbilt, Northwestern. Lehigh, Io-wfa State College, Worcester Polytechnic arid Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MEATS: OF F. F. BATES. Native of Massachusetts, but for Years a Resident of the District. f The death of F. F, Bates occurred at the residence of his son. Mr. William Bates, late Friday night. While not a life-long resident of this city, yet Mr. Bates had made Washington his home for a great many years. Born in Springfield. Mass., j he went out west during the early days, and for five years he was the paymaster for the Iowa Central railroad. Becoming dissatisfied with his employ ment, he returned to his native state and accepted a position as cashier of the Bos ton Dispatch. Believing that money invested In south ern lands would bring about good financial results, Mr. Bates resigned his position with the Dispatch and came south, some time after the civil war. He located In the vicinity of Fredericksburg, Va.. where he soon acquired large property hoiulngs, but after a few years of country life lie de termined to make Washington his home, as he had always unbounded confidence in the coming greatness Of the capital city. Removing to Washington. Mr. Bates Immediately became identified with the af fairs of the District. He was an expert ac countant and prominent in life Insurance circles. He also organized the first lodge of United Friends In this city, and was for several years the head officer of the Knights of Honor, being unanimously elected as past grand dictator of that organization. His wife and three sons. Mr. Frank Bates of the government printing office. Mr. Leonard Bates, a civil engineer, and Mr. William Bates, who is in business in this city, survive hina. . MEN'S CLUB ENTERTAINED. Mt. Fleaaant Congregational Organiza tion Addressed by Frof. Newell. The Men's Club of the Mt. Pleasant Con gregational Church, which has developed Into one of the largest and most successful clubs of the kind in Washington, entered on Ho fifth year last night with a meeting of uncommon Interest- It has been the custom of the club since its organization to follow the regular monthly business meet ing with an instructive and entertaining program. The address las* evening' was by Mr. F. H. Newell, chief engineer, reclama tion service. United States geological sur vey, on the subject#,; "Irrigation . of Arid iLands." Nearly three.,hundred men. In cluding club members jiad their guests, lis tened to the address, delivered in the church auditorium. Newell Illustrat ed his talk with lanUgjjhdes. The scheme for the reclamatioi|Bw!we arid lands was explained In great detail and views were thrown on the canva* Jjtustratlng many of the great undertakings^! the government. ? Prof. Newell gave *-?llar, comprehensive statement of how hla'dwartment is going i about the work of reehMfction. He prefaced his lecture With -a reftft?3be to the crowded condition of the eai|6jlj*tles. and pointed out the posslbillt??HU remaining for -home-making in thtflMfE The closing view ! thrown on the csftSMBS'tbat of a com fortable country heWPVtabllshed on Irri gated lands In the far west. Several of the metolikthe geological sur vey who are assoclwt^fwlth Prof. Newell In this work and sevjerM representatives in Congress from the states' most interested were present. During the evening vocal music was furnished by Dr. Bliss. After the lecture the club members and their guests enjoyed a luncheon served by the social committer'of the club. At the I business meeting preceding the lecture twelve new members were admitted. The total membership. of the club exceeds one hundred and fifty. : The new president Is Prof. Ch&rles 8. CttriTwho ?uoceeds Com missioner Henry L. West Three police ?r?*nts^*ad/two patrol to gain, access to President Roosevelt at the fuderal of the President's uncle, James K. Gracirf, were ejtijnerated from blame by the report of Deputy Polloe Commissioner Ftrntelr. spproved' bjr Police Commissioner Greene, today. . . . j?r?? . - - . #6i Over 50000 People Have Secured That Benefit $3 000 000 Saved John Cen Marvelo\is Story of tHe Wa.na.marker Sale of The tury Dictionary & Cyclo pedia & Atlas?How it Interests You IFTER eighteen years of continuous labor on the part of the world's greatest authority on words?Prof. William Dwight Whitney?and over 500 great schol ars and specialists, the first volumes of The Century Dictionary & Cyclopedia & Atlas were completed at a cost of $1,150,000. Such a vast expenditure of money made necessary selling prices ranging from $120 to $180. Thousands of sets were sold through canvassers and agents at these prices, yet the work did not reach the great body of the people, for whom it was intended, and to whom, because they were not owners of extensive libraries, it would be of the greatest value. VALUE OF THE WORK DEMONSTRATED. The books sold during the first few years, however, had demonstrated the great value of the work. It was recognized by scholars not as a mere reference work, dealing with words, but as a great work ing library. It was seen that it combined in its ten volumes all the advantages of dictionary, cyclope dia, atlas, historical handbook, gazetteer, biographical dictionary and many other works, and on a plan which, for the first time, met the requirements alike of the busy man of affairs and the most ex acting students. It was conceded that as a dictionary it is not only the MOST COMPREHEN SIVE WORK in the English language, but is the ONLY compilation of the WHOLE LANGUAGE from the earliest time to the present, giving the latest and authoritative results of scholarly research in the origin, spelling, pronunciation and meaning of words. It was credited with occupying as a cyclopedia a field peculiarly its own; with covering far more ground than any other cyclopedia, for the reason that it added to the scientific knowledge generally found in such works the plainer, practical, everyday knowledge which usually is omitted, and which is the information most frequently sought. As an atlas it was admitted to have no equal, for not only did it cover with equal detail the geo graphical knowledge of the whole world, but its arrangement made possible instant location of any information desired. That a work absolutely without equal as a dictionary, cyclopedia, atlas and general reference library, a book of unparalleled value, of greater practical use than any other ever published, should not be more generally at the command of the great body of people excited the interest of many, among others John Wanamaker, who applied to the question the reasoning of the merchant. WHEN WANAMAKER BECAME INTERESTED. Scrutiny of the problem pointed plainly to the idea that the price was above the means of the ordinary householder. John Wanamaker estimated that if the price to the actual buyer could be re duced one-half, and the little-at-a-time payment plan introduced, at least ten times as many people could and would buy. He arranged with the publishers to do exactly this by taking the risk of a tre mendous edition, and set to work to adapt the Wanamaker system to selling that edition by opening a special Book Club devoted exclusively to it. Thousands who had been coveting the work, but did not feel they could afford It at the big price, eagerly joined the club. So popular was the plan, so rapidly did the club grow, so enormous was the distribution of the volumes, that all records of bookselling were soon broken. The transaction became known as the Million-Dollar Sale of the Century, and was recognized as a triumph of merchandising, as The Century was considered a triumph of bookmaking. Up to date, over 50,000 people have bought The Century through the Wanamaker Club; they have saved over three million dollars, and their expenditure of about ten cents a day has not been felt. Today The Century is freely distributed in every State and Territory of the United States. It is au thority in the departments of the general government, in colleges, schools, libraries, state and munici pal departments. HOW THIS STORY INTERESTS YOU. This story Interests you for this reason: For a brief period the opportunity of saving $61 or more (of which over 50,000 people already have taken advantage), is open to you. The sale of Washington memberships began less than a month ago, and as a result, many a Washington home will be brightened on Christmas morning by the presence of The Century in its elegant bookcase. There is still time for you to secure a Christmas delivery if you act promptly. For a few days longer this is WHAT $1 WILL DO IF SPENT WISELY. ONE DOLLAR will pay for a membership in the Wanamaker Century Club. A ONE-DOLLAR MEMBERSHIP saves you exactly half the regular price on a set of The Century. A ONE-DOLLAR MEMBERSHIP brings you the books, complete, in their plain or weathered oak bookcase and reading desk, without further "cash-down" payments. A ONE-DOLLAR MEMBERSHIP privileges you to pay the half-price a little at a time?month ly?comfortably. 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John Wanamaker, Mease send without coat to me Il lustrated book about The Oeuturjr Dictionary & Cyclopedia & Atlaa, and r complete details of the half-] retc., *to. price offer, Same. NEW YORK. Addrew. rW. Star, Dec. 13, 1**. ??.