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THE EVENING STAR.
With Sunday Homing Edition. WASHINGT ON. THIDAY December 22, 1905 CROSBY S. NOTES Editor THE STAB baa a recnlar and permanent Family Circulation much mora than the combined circulation of the otbar Wash ington dallies. As a News and Adver tising Medium it has no competitor. irrIn order to avoid delays on account of personal absence, letters to THE STAB should not be addressed to any individual connected with the offlce, but simply to THE STAB, or to the Editorial or Busi ness Departments, according to tenor or purpose. The Inauguration Date Reform. A resolution is mow pending before both houses of Congress proposing an amend ment to the Constitution, substituting the list Thursday in Aipril for the 4th of March as the date on which the president! ll term shall begin. This resolution Is In further ance of the sentiment expressed by the na tional con>-nittee on inaugural date reform at its meeting In this city. It expresses the virtually ur.iversi.1 sentiment of the people of the United States. It is In every respect practical and if submittel to the legislatures would without a doubt be ratified by a sufficient number to effect the desired re form. The sole argument against this desirable change (Reserving of any consideration whatever is that it must be accomplished by a constitutional amendment and that there is a danger that if this one Ik enacted others will rapidly be pressed. In other words, some conservatives fear that it is unwise to change the Constitution in any respect after forty years of immunity from all amendments. This is an exceedingly illogical caus? for opposition, when it is analyzed. It Is true that numen>us suggestions lo-jklng to the ami n latent of the Constitution are annually proposed in the interest of schemes and policies which do not appeal to the judg ment of the wisest obso-rvers. But whereby would these freak and dangerous projects be pushed nearer to enactment and adap tion ->y the passage of the inauguration ihite 'amendment? Will that amendment so char.g.- the spirit of our legislators that they will i><> blinded to dangers now appar.-nt? There is no foundation for the fear that the country may get the "habit" of amend in? the Constitution. In som? r>-sipects. in deed it Is in danger of losing tint habit to a hampering degree. It has !o:ig resisted efforts to amend in the interest of Impossi ble projects of government and that posi tion Ls not likely to be shaken now by the ad?i)lion of this simple expedient to con serve the public health. The passage of this resolution by Congress during the present session will permit Its *u .nlssion to the legislatures. In some eases, before spring adjournment. Not all of them are in session this winter, but be tween those scheduled to convene within the next four months and those that assem ble a year hence, enough ratifications are certain to be secured by the spring of 1907 to effect the change. That will be in ample 6< ason for the inauguration of 1909. It ls incumbent upon all friends of the Inaugural date reform to presa vigorously for action by Congress at this session. They are not only Washingtonlans. but are rest dents of all the states. The public senti ment on the subject is strongly set in favor of the amendment, and It is to be hoped that the members of both houses will be broirght to realize that this is not simply a local maneuver, but ls a project demanded by the entire country. Christmas and the Poor. Now is the time to give to the poor, not rr-cklessly, or thoughtlessly, or in selfish consideration of a desire to feel good. But judiciously, through the approved channels. Make a Christmas present to charity by sending a few dollars to the regularly ap pointed agency of distribution. Maybe you will have to cut off a present or two from your list. Perhaps some remote relative may have to be ignored this year. But the gift to the poor will do more good than tne present sent to one who has abundance. A dollar sent to some approved means of charity distribution may be the means of putting Christmas cheer into a desolate home, where perhaps there ls no fire, or but scanty food, no sign of Christmas and none of the great gladness that is swelling the hearts of the multitude. Maybe It will brighten the hunger-dulled eyes of a child, to whom Christmas is but a meaningless name. Perhaps it will lighten the burden of a mother who works early and late for her children. Theie is no such desolate time for the very poor as Christmas, when the funds are gone, and hope is at a low ebb. The ordi nary privations are then harder to bear. On all sides are signs of celebration, and gift-making, the expression of the hearty good cheer of the time. The shivering child standing in front of a store window, wish ing for the least of the toys so temptingly displayed, is perhai>s the most pitiful crea ture in all the range of vision. There are means of reaching these little ones. Churches and other organizations know where they live, and how they sub sist. and what they need. If only the money were available the good people who manage these agencies of relief could reach them all. And it ls not to be doubted that the money is available, as a surplus over and above the real personal needs of the season. Sometimes it requires only a suggestion to get the funds into the hands of the proper distributers. May this suggestion serve the purpose. This Christmas will be merrier than the Christmas of 190C for some of the home going statesmen, unless the railways alter their decision about complimentary trans portation. Fttxsimmons may be a defeated fighter, but he still 1ms his makeup box and his theatri cal wardroVe to fall back on. Prof. Eliot and the Chinese. President Eliot of Harvard la opposed to the Chinese exclusion law and would have our gates swing wide open to receive rep resentatives of all races. America is a great empire, needs both skilled and unskilled labor, and has shown ability to asstmllato all sorts and conditions of men. The coolie has no terrors for this distinguished edu cator. and for bis part he would lower the bars that now keep the coolie out. In an address last week before the Eco nomic Club of Boston on the subject of "Immigration." Doctor Eliot said: "What shall we say of the yellow race? I?ast week in New York an attempt was made to draw a clear-cut distinction. The labor orators denounced the Chinese and Japanese, implying that these races were physically, mentally and morally differen tiated from us In such a degree that they could not be lived with?and all we want to know about a race is, can we live with ltT A minister who had long lived In China re plied that that nation had produced a high civilization when the ancestors Of every n?an In the room were living in fur clothing In the wilderness." But does not this prove too'much for the good of the coolie's case? Why to It that tht Chinese, who had done so much up M (hat time, have done so little since? l>oo? tt their country?its place among the na fat Its primitive methods, its backward at the habits of the people, and particular ly of the lower classes.- What U called the civilization of that day la no .longer civili zation as the word Is accepted by the world at large. The upper classes of the Chinese p.pe themselves beginning to appreciate this, and are taking steps to get a move on. On^ the other hand, look at what has been done -by the descendants of those people who only a few centuries ago "were living 1n fur clothing In the wilderness." In" all recorded time has savage blood ever shown the equal of such marvelous development? Where Is the "wilderness," where the "fur clothing," now? The former Is the garden spot of the gltfbe, and the latter has been laid aside for a Variety of fabrics of com fortable cut, and those who wear them are at the head of the procession of what the world calls progress. While the Chinese have been standing still, the descendants of the savages- have been marching on, until now so great a distance divides the two races, and such racial differences exist, that the talk of a union of endeavor In the bond* of brotherhood and nelghborliness Is out of the question. We may all concede what the Chinese had accomplished centuries ago, and that at that time our ancestors had accomplished nothing. But It Is the situation of today that must be considered and provided for. And we may all wish health and a new spirit and prosperity to the Chinese, with out consenting that any great portion of the race shall work out destiny here. Albany in January. Two things are threatened which should I make the coming session of the New York legislature the liveliest body in the country. Many men?some of Uiem prominent re publicans?are of opinion that_ the useful ness of both Mr. Piatt and Mr. Depew In the Senate Is at an end, and that they should resign. Sentiment Is being sounded by newspapers', and the responses to the inquiries sent out Indicate a feeling of deep antagonism to the two senators. A repub lican state senator has declared a purpose to ask by resolution for Mr. Dcpew's resig nation If It shall not by that time have been offered. The second proposition of Interest relates to Gov. Higgins, whose eltorts In behalf of Mr. Wadsworth for speaker of the assembly are angrily resented by the Odell people, and constitute, as they claim, an Impeach able offense. A republican state senator takes this view of the matter, and speaks of bringing it before the legislature in the form of impeachment proceedings. Gov. Higgins, however, smiles and expresses himself as not "afeerd." In these two propositions may be found much with which the public is now occu pied. The displeasure with the two New York senators grows out or the insurance revelations, Mr. Piatt being accused of having assessed the insurance companies for campaign funds, and Mr. Depew with having accepted for many years a large annual fee from one of the companies for which he rendered no service. The crit icism directed at Governor Higgins is of course the cry of bosslsm pushed over the line and made usurpatory. He is called to account on the charge of invading as governor a prerogative of the lower house of the state assembly. But will these threats be redeemed? Or are they merely maneuvers in the game of politics as played by men who know and love the game, and Just now are eyeing large stakes with a keenly whetted desire? We must wait and see. If they are re deemed; if the New York legislature enters upon a discussion of the two questions, not only will a local situation already com plicated become more complicated, but mat ter will be added to issues of current mo ment of a national and far-reaching In fluence. Mr. Hoar's Faith. This by his direction is inscribed on the monument now ready to be erected over the grave of the late Senator Hoar: "I have no faith In fatalism, in destiny, in blind force. 1 believe in God, the living God. I believe in the American people, a brave and free people, who do not bow the neck or bend the knee to any other, and who desire no other to bow the neck or bend the knee to them. I believe that a republic is greater than an empire. I believe, finally, whatever clouds may darken the horizon, that the world is growing better; that to day is better than yesterday, and that to morrow will be better than today." The man In the end rose above the parti san. There were times when Mr. Hoar, in the heat of controversy, uttered words of doubt, and almost of despair, about the future of his country. In a speech about the taking over of the Philippines he ex pressed the fear that the republic would pay so dearly for that act Its downfall might date from It. This Judgment, we now see, he revised. Hla faith In his people carried with it the conviction that, with the rest of the world, they were growing better, and would realize to the full their high destiny. He died in a good faith, and, as usual, he expressed It clearly. Some of the new congressmen -who have been trying out their oratorical powers will have a chance later on to see the difference between a heart-to-heart talk and a real cut-and-thrust, no-quarter congressional de bate. The government of Russia would find great advantage now In being able to get Its In tentions fully and promptly understood by a newspaper-reading public. The preliminary speeches have at least served to call attention to the enormous ar ray of questions before Congress for settle ment. Mr. Harriman Is surely not going to allow \ his laurels as a humorist to rest on that one I little Joke at Mr. Odell's expense. It is possible that Senator Piatt will learn to^love Mr. Wadsworth for the enemies he has made. Foot Ball Evils as Symptoms. The urgent need of a new spirit on the part of the university students of t'hi9 coun try toward their Instructors and with ref erence to athletic sports -was emphatically Indicated by a disgraceful scene in the gymnasium of Columbia University, New York city, yesterday. About 1,500 young men assembled for certain class "cane sprees" and proceeded to yell forth abusive comments on the president and other offi cers of the Institution who have lately taken a determined stand ugainst foot ball, A riotous demonstration followed and the air was filled with epithets and clamorous out cries. ? This Is rebellion, and It Is the culmination of the new drift in university life, toward student-control rather than the control of students. It Is common complaint in many quarters that some of the educational In stitutions are run by the undergraduates, who take high ground for or against those of the faculty who please or displease them. In the matter of athletics it is an open secrct that for some years several of the larger universities have held aloof from reformatory movements because their offi cers feared that the student bodies would be displeased and that the Institutions would lose patronage. The time has come when it la necessary tor the officers and trustees of the Ameri can colleges and universities to determine whether they or the students are to man age affairs and direct policies. The ques tion is broader than the redemption of foot ball from its present state of demorali sation. It affects the usefulness and the efficiency of the higher schools of the coun try. The Washington Board of Trade com properly high key. The student body must learn that education Is the main object of such institutions and that athletic sports are mere appurtenances and are to be sub ordinated always to the chief end of the educational process. The unwholesome rivalry between colleges for supremacy on the athletic field must be reduced to tea sonable terms. The scholarship standard must be once more emphasized and the physical standard subordinated. Realism in Art. In thu model of the statue of Gen. McClel lan to be erected here the hero wears a slouch hat. There is objection to this on the score that the general never wore that pattern of a hat. A fatigue cap is sug gested in Its place. A man who had called to Inspect the model of an equestrian statue to be erected to the commander under whom he had served objected to the horse. ?'The old man never rode a horse In that condition. His mount was almost disreputable In appear ance. It was the Joke of all the boys. Tou could count every rib in its long barrel. But It could go like the wind, and live on shavings." "Do you suggest a steed like that?" "Certainly. Give us the real thing. Give us the old man as he was. This is a f harger for a knight of romance." The artist declined to push realism that far. It looks as If Mr. Hearst would continue for some time to enjoy the advantage of being able to tell what ought to be done without being put to a practical test. The Russian striRe, if persisted In, may present the strange spectacle of a nation in desperation trying to starve Itself to death. When there is a downright determination that bossism must go there is generally a good "chance for a dark horse. After all, it does not seem inordinate am bition for an American embassy to desire to own its home. Defective electric wiring has taken the place of the defective flue as a cause of con flagrations. SHOOTING STARS. Far From the Facts. "What do you think of my historical novel?" asked the author. "It Is an achievement," answered the chilly critic. "You have at last succeeded la showing that fiction may be stranger than truth." An Achievement. In language, simple truth to tell, He must have studied long and well He can recite and also spell A complicated college yell. Deference. . "I enjoyed your piano solo very mucfl," said the talkative girl. "It was not a solo," answered the polite but sarcastic musician. "Your conversation was the principal and most charming theme. My performance was merely an obligato." "De man dait keeps talkin' 'bout de world bein' cold an' selfish," said Uncle Eben, ' ain' takin' notice of de trouble everybody is willin' to go to to give somebody else a merry Christmas." A Question of Phraseology. "It is hoped that in the course of time this malady called grip will disappear," said the physician. "It won't disappear," answered the skep tic. "Fashions will merely change, ana people will go back to the custom of say ing they have bad colds." ~ The Great Ideal. 'Tis pride which causes us to mourn. Existence here below In summer's heat could well be borne. Likewise in winter's sno'w; But, scorning comforts we mlglvt win. We yearn for worldly dross. Again resounds the battle's din. Each wants to be the boss. The rosiest scene of peace that's drawn An autocrat reveals. One ruler seems to tread upon Another ruler's heels. And health or peace each man esteems An unimportant loss. This is the sweetest of his dreams, He wants to be the boss. ?Cows and Women. From the Boston Transcript. If it ever does come to pass that buffa loes become the farmer's next friends and do his hauling and drawing in a more in telligent and satisfactory way than oxen ever did, it will be interesting to lcnow how the women folk take the change. Not only the farmers' wives and daughters, but the summer boarder within his gates. Even now many of these ladies cannot be hired to trek through a pasture where the mild est old cow that ever lived lies under a tree half asleep chewing her cud. For there has alwuys been a feud between women and cows; no one knows where it started or which was the first offender. As the say ing is, there Is no love lost between them. Of course there are exceptions on both sides. Some cows. It is perfectly plain, have no prejudices against the sex, even at milking time, a-nd a few women will pick their way fearlessly through a drove of cattle. But the ordinary woman, es}>eci$.lly the one who spends but a few weeks in the country each year, is persuaded, and would persuade all her friends, that a cow is an awful beast of prey and .she wouldn't trust herself in a five-acre lot with the best trained and gentlest "specimen that ever lived. Handling Dynamite. From the Brooklyn Eagle. Three men were killed and twice as many were injured by an explosion of dyna mite In an excavation at 34th street and 5th avenue, Manliattan. The acci dent was due to the carelessness of some one who left a stick of dynamite where It ought n<rt t-o have been left. Similar care lessness has, on numerous previous occa sions, destroyed life and damaged prop erty in this city. The whole trouble Ilea in the fact that the use of high explosives for construction purposes is not now ade quately supervised by the city. Contractors have what practically amounts to a free hand in the employment of dynamite, add the setting and discharge of cartridges are too often Intrusted to Incompetent labor ers. Autos and Death Rate. From the Indianapolis Neva. Chicago's deaith rate last week was only 12.80, which gives evidence that the vigor ous campaign against automobiles must be making some headway. And yet It must be remembered that they are likely to freeze up In cold weather. No Help From Mars. From the Chicago Record-Herald. Prof. Lowell declares that the canals on Mars are artificial and not the result of any natural process. He is unable, how ever, to say whether they are sea-level or lock affairs, thus leaving the Panama par tisans right where they were before. Remedy for Hazing. From the Portland Oregonlan. Those young naval cadets might be cured of their playfulness by being shipped before the mast for a few years. Mistletoe. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. The mistletoe this year is finer and bet ter berried than usual?showing how it re sponds to a popular demand. ? Churb Bit. Vtcnt the K?? York Evening Kail. , ??" Open Late Tonight and Saturday Night, ana we guarantee to deliver ail plasoa N-nght tonight or tomorrow before C'Brlat iraa. Last call on our great Xmas Factory Sale Bargains in Pianos and Organs. Three great piano apeclal* for tonight and the last il?y- before Chriatmaa? the biggest values of this great factory sale. $500 Hardrnan Upright Piano, Payments. One of the famous Hardrnan Upright Pi anos?post f50<> new?offered aa one of onr big Xmas bargains at J22B?on easy pay ments, Including handsome bench and beau tiful scarf. ALSO $35? Upright $162 $6 monthly payments. $400 Upright $5 monthly payments. ?? And many other extraordinary values In the |5 highest grade upright pianos. Standard makes of square pianos at $50, $75 and $90. 1 Good organs, all makes, $23 np. Rent a piano for the holidays, at $3 to $10 monthly. If you have an old square or up right piano Ave will take It as first payment on a new upright; deliver the new piano liefore Xinas? and you can pay the balance In small mrathly Installments after Christmas. F. Q. Smith PIANO CO.. i BuiLD?.\G* 11225 Pa. Ave. m it ?S- *(f "Odd things not found elsewhere." i 3>: (Open Evenings.) ft 3 i NYTHENQ we offer | you lira the way off * Diamonds, Jew = | eSry, Watches, Salver .. | amd Art Objects caira be | I depemdedon to betIhior= | I oughly worthy. I I Berry J,weIer8; | Silversmiths. & ;;:;WnatmoreLo.,stationers, t $ 3? I F and Eleventh Sts. I $ de22-HV! 3? gift: ALL, CHILDREN'S Rubber Boots. Mackintoshes and Rubber Toys of every description?balls, dolls, animals, etc. Striking Bags. etc. LADIES' and MEN'S Mack intoshes and Rubber Boots. RAIN COATS, $7.C0 to $25. 807 PEN'.N. AVENUE and 203 Bdwy., .N. T. ?Phono M. 1378. Successors to Goodyear Rubber Co. de22-f,m,w,20 ?OPEN EVENINGS.? Silk Hose, $11 Pair, ?A very special gift offering In Ladles' ?Fine Black Silk Hose at $1 pah*. Lace'Berthas $3 to $35 ? Dainty Neck Scarfs $1 to $3 r5 All gifts packed in dainty violet bores. ^ RUBENSTEIN'SI SMART MILLINERY fl 11 11 fl D OA ? ^ AND FURNISHINGS. a " 11 11 ,T St. 8? fa de22-28d ? xx&msm B^iiikii^ui32mtiii:iWuuuii!ii:!:;iijeiiiiiliin!!iiiiHiu;uiiiiiu]iUwimii;iiiUHimt;.[immiuiiiiMgiiitii?;,ima!ntnlqtf 1 "NO CREAM TASTES LIKE FUSSELL'S." i = ?______? s j ForXmas Dlmnner Dessert. Vamilla See Cream Figyresoff J S a ira t a Clams carrying Xmas X rees = = => HIS form is about the most unique Xmas novelty we've ever pre pared for our patrons?made of our famous vanilla cream. Each dozen forms will be accompanied by a dozen miniature trees and mats. The glistening snow crys tals realistically Imitated by a sprinkling of granulated sugar. REGULAR price of this form, $2 doz. Orders for Sunday and Monday delivery (Dec. 24 and 25), at the SPECIAL PRICE, $1.60 dozen. ?7Let us havo your order early. M. T. FUSSELL, 1427 N. Y. ave. 'Phone M. 1513. (Lute of 760 Broadway, New York.) de22-d,eSu Richard W. Henderson. IST1NCTIVE " FURNITURE. Uniquely designed pieces for dining room, library and bedroom, including the most masterly repro ductions of noted antique styles. ? CTAlso ELECTRIC PORTABLES in numerous exclusive effect*?s showing that suggests highly desirable gifts. Richard W. Henderson^ Pine Furniture and Interior Decorations, 1109 F St. N.W. I 3? The store will close at ? p.m. Saturday and remain closed till Tuesday morning. Gift S Sjt Furniture ' | Reduced. | Every Sine of goods | that can be so c? as si= | fied iss peciaily | priced for this last I day's safe. Notable | among the specially | priced goods are: k Ladies' Desks, if Desk Chairs, # Morris Chairs, 5s Leather Easy Chairs, Fancy Gilt Chairs, Fancy Mahogany Chairs, U Shaving Stands, Den Cabinets, 5= Music Cabinets. S Goods bought Saturday ?? will be delivered Monday morning If desired. 9 ? oc. , ? I *3i* , B. Moses <& Sons, | F Street, Corner nth. '& it Emergency kepairers of Heating PSants. ? Don't wait for men or material when the beating plant breaks down? drop postal or 'phone ns: we have a corps of expert at nam fitters awaiting your com mands and the material needed, so that the work may be done at once. Biggs Heating Co., de22-20d The Finest Possible Gift Phenomenal success has marked every step in the introduction of the Plamola PSamio, Now recognized through ;j the length and breadth i of the Sand as "The Modern Type off Piano.'' ! Prices Terms i to Suit AIL In the realm of music the great invention of the age is the Pianola Piano. Like the automobile, its practical ef ficiency was no sooner estab lished than a tremendous field opened up before it. Now that its success has become so apparent, the only wonder in people's minds is that the idea was not thought of long ago. As a matter of fact, the idea of incorporating a Pianola in a piano dates back to the very invention of the Pianola itself?seven years ago. Sanders & TAVMAN CO., ExcSiasSve Agemts, 1327 F Street. PERCY S. FOSTER, Manager. Open Evenings Until Xinas. 1 _it gtyHah 'Vehicles 3$ GEO Your List applies is incomplete if it does not mdude N. Auth Provision SAUSAGES. Order a supply when in market tomorrow. You'll enjoy them for breakfast on Christmas morning. N.Ayth^?~, 625-29 I) STREET S.W. BRANCHE8 IN ALL MARKET& floM-f.m.v.40 CHILDREN'S WILLOW ROCKERS. LADIES' WILLOW ROCKERS. ? $5 ROCKERS .'.$2.98 $io DESKS $6.7^ $15- BOOKCASES $o^ 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON KORNITtJRE. Lawrence & Co 13^g A*th s- ??.*. u_?? " ? v,uvv V"M OPEN EVENINGS. ?gifts of ^choice perfumes. THOMPSON'S DOUBLE COLOGNE is one of the finest of extracts. Delicate, refined, enduring. Bottles, 25c. to $2-75 pIMl'ORTED MILITARY HAIR BRtJSHI ) W.i X u " y n 11 u b w ^ ^FrankC.Henry,Prop.,703 15th St. ' de22-28d One that will afford real and per sonal satisfaction. Handsome in appearance, of unexcelled craftsman ship and perfect comfort. Hess is to the shoe world what Tiffany is to jewelry?a guarantee that the buyer has selected the highest quality obtainable. The name is a subtle com pliment in itself. Ask for catalog showing new models for men and women. Give the man of the house a pair of Hess Slippers and enshrine yourself in his fondest recollections. Com fortable and comely. All styles. PETER QROOAN. 1 Credit for All Washington. Open late tonight. Close at 6 p.m Saturday. yoy Cam Buy All tine Gifts You Wiislhi Here on CREDITS If your money is running low and you still have gift things !jj| to buy. come and choose from our superb stock. We cordially in vite you to open an account and we will gladly arrange the terms & to suit you. ;<|| We Are Offering flany Extra Big | Bargains in? g Writing Desks, Dinner Sets, | Desk Chairs, Lace Cyrtasns, # Combination Cases, Toilet Tables, I Morris Chairs, Shaving Stands, | Fancy Rockers, China Closets, Parlor Cabinets, Conch Covers, Music Cabinets, Handsome Rugs, &c., <&c.f <&c. * &c., &c., &c. PETER groqan,' I 817-8119-821-823 7th St., Bet H and II Sts. A Qi Genuine Vafiue. Three fifty to Eight ^Dollars For alt occasions. Pennsylvania Railroad Tours ? CALIFORNIA January 29 to February 23. Visiting El Paso, San Diego, Riverside. Pasadena, Los An geles. Santa Barbara. Del Monte. 8an Jose. Palo Alto. San Francisco. Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Chicago. Special Pullman train over entire route. HATE from Washington (covering all necessary expenses) 9375 GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA March 1 to 31. RATE from Washington 9383 FLORIDA February 6 and 20 and March 6.. Special Pulllman trains. Two weeks to three months in tue Tropics. Independent travel in Florida. RATE from Washington Detailed Itineraries and full information may be had of B. M. NEWBOLD, P. A. S. E. D., 15th and G sts., Washington, D. 0., or GEO. W. BOYD. General Passenger Agent, J. R. WOOD, Passenger Traffic Manager. Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Pa. del9,22,25&28-4t-42 WANTED. Boys witlh bicycles can obtain employment in our Messenger Department. \ Apply to Postal Telegraph Cable Co., 1345 Penna. Ave. ?clO-42d MSI 010 mas Old Colony Co. Importers, 11403 H St. A Grand Collection to Select From. Unique Furniture, Silver, Plate, China, Curios, Bric-a-brac, &c. io per cent discount during next ten days. Prices marked in plain figures. No charge for packing out of-town shipments. If the Christmas Hooey is Run ruing Short Get a Credit Order from us. It will enable you to buy at practically any leading cash store in the city (Including department stores), and you can settle tho accounts with us in small monthly or semi monthly amounts without In terest or any additional charge. EquStafofie Purchasing Company, 1423 F St. N.W. Branch office, 623 F St. N.W. nolt>-2ui,50 'Holiday PIANOS at