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The Washington Times Company,
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Tlmn ltM Clowst Competitor.
Tlie attention of advertisers and the pub
Ac generally 18 called to the solid front or
The rimes circulation.
SIXTY-SIX is the sum total of the copies
of The Times actually sold during tlic'past
week. The nearest approach to these fig
ures Is shown In the statement of an even
ing coiitcmporary, -which claims 17G,Q63
us its jggrceatc of circulation for the same
period, or 51,203 less than is shown in the
worn statement of The Times.
No better evidence can be offered of the
parmlarlly of The Times, which. In a com
paratively short time, has attained more
ttiun that which it has required vears
fo- its rival to accomplish.
The Times i3 a popular paper, sold at a
popular price, published in two editions of
eight pages each dally, and a Sunda y edition
of not less thau twenty pages, all of which
ore delivered to subscribers In 'Washington
Tl.e morning edition readies readers in
time for early breakfast and the evening
edition before 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
This method gives readers all the news be
fore It Is twelve hours old and Is a great
improvement over the ordinary daily.
MoiHliir, Oct. 14 .'13,527
Tui-Mluy.Oft. 15 :i:i,8Ul
iVaiineMinv.OL't. iu :i:,r:ir
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Friiliiv, Oct. 18 Utt.XZH
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T.itnl 2U7,-1C.(I
I soUmnly swear that the alKive is a cor
rect sialement of the ilailv circulation of
ending October 20. lhUB, mid that nil
fie coplrs were actually sold or mailed
for n valuable consideration aud delivinil
to bona fide purchasers or sutKeribers:
also, that none of than were returned or
remain in the office undelivered.
Sc?.scTibed and sworn to before me this
E2il dav of October. A. A. ISfm.
Notary Public.
Attorney General Harmon has volun
tarily assumed a very burdensome contract,
it hih purposes to explaiu the truth or fals
ity of all the newspaper articles which deal
wilh either the secret or more open acts of
public men. Mr. Harmon has just now
tlirubt himself Into the breach to say that
there have been no differences between the
President and Secretary Olney in regard to
the foreign policy of the Administration.
It would be interesting to know by what
authority Mr. Harmon Is prompted to speak
for either the President or Secretary Ol
ney. That there have been serious differ
ences The Times tms absolutely trustworthy
assurance, and Mr. Harmon's assurance of
peace and harmony will not long hence be
shown to have been the utterance of one
entirely uninformed.
The Attorney General has been peculiarly
unfortunate in his interviews and letters.
His reply to a private citizen of Albany, '
who wished to know whether meetingshcld
to express sympathy for struggling Cuban
jiatriots, were in violation of thelaws of the
United Status, was a blunder, which has
brought upon him criticism and ridicule
from every part of the country.
Every Attorney General of the United
States preceding Mr. Harmon has Invariably
met such inquiries with the information
that he could give no opinion unless di
rected to do so by proper authority. The
law creating the office prescribes that it
shall be the duty of the Attorney General
""to prosecute and conduct all bulls in the
Supreme Court in which the United States
shall lie concerned, and to give his advice
and opinions on questions of law when
required by the President of the United
Slates, or whin Teqtiested by the heads of
any of the detriments touching any mat
ters that may concern their departments."
Yet Mr. Harmon, in direct disobedience of
this law and contrary to precedents, fur
nished by every predecessor from William
"Wirt to Richard Olney, gives an opinion as
Attorney General to a person named 'Wat
kins, living at Albany, upon the legality ot
Cuban meetings and advising against them
because, forsooth, they may seem discourte
ous and offensive to a nation with whom the
United States has an arrangement called a
treaty. To Eay the least, Mr. Harmon
seems to be slightly incautious.
When Mr. Robert Todd Lincoln declared
to an interviewer that the "honor of being,
the chicr of 63,000,000 of people is In the
abstract;" that "lie (a President) is pest
ered lo death";" that "he is allowed no
peace;" that "his office is crowded from
morning until night, and he has to hide him
self in order to do executive business," and
that for this reason lie views "with utter
abhnrence the mention of my (his) name
for the place," he speaks rrom intimate
knowledge of the inside machinery ot the
Wlille House.
This very reeling, however, should make
Mr. Lincoln a popular man for the office.
If the abuse ot constant visits of Congress-
"nien seeking places for political retainers Is
so great as he describes, let Mr. LlDooln
gladly accept the nomination if it be ten
dered to hlni, and then, If elected, "work the
' necessary reform by closing the doors upon
place-hunters, and attending strictly to
executive business.
If the annoyance is o extreme as It 1b
terselypictaredbyMr.LIncoIu.onewonders -f
why any one should desire the place. There
, seems to bo no .lack of candidates, and it
In a nuiur of .history that no aoonar U a
President Installed In office than he begins
scheming for a second term, and some have
been known to banker mightily for a third
Perhaps these gentlemen have found
the dispensation of patronage more to their
mind than the business of the executive
office, and so cheerfully neglect 'the latter
for the, former. At any rate, one cannot
help but wish that the experiment of plac
ing another Lincoln In the White House
might be tried.
The South Carolina. constitutional con
tention lias In at least one feature of its
work risento a height of wisdom which
would not have been expected of it while
contemplating its disposal of other great
Tillman's propositions were gen
erally accepted, but when he offered a
clause providing fora tax of one dolla r upon
each dog of the grand old commonwealth,
he aroused a storm of Indignation, which be
will be slow to provoke again. A com
plete report of the speeches Is not at band,
but enough has been given to the world to
Indicate thai the dispute was almost blood
curdling in its fervency.
Members of the convention had dogs of
their own, of more or less aristocratic
breeds, and their poor black and white con
stituents had 'coon dogs and 'possum dogs
and rabbit dogs and dogs of no account ex
cept to concentrate and monopolize the pro
miscuous flea; but all of them, mongrel,
puppy and hound, Trny. Blancbeand Sweet
heart, were dear to their owners already
quite dear enough without taxation.
School houses may be scarcr, and school
children may go wifiout books In the old
'Palmetto State, but the Uogs shall lie free
to chase the festive 'coon, the hypnotic
'possum and tlie fleet-footed cotton talk
and never suffer the odium of the collar and
tag. It Is their business lo contribute to
the domestic larder, aud not to the cause
of education.
It Is extremely amusing to note the en
ergy with which a few American newspa
pers a very few are attempting to mag
nify the discuaslon between the United
States and Great Britain on account of
Venezuela into a possible war. The
very suggestion of buch n conclusion Is ri
diculous, ami the shedding of a sinigledrop
ot blood In such a cause would be an unpar
donable crime.
The whole matter in a nutshell is that a
few American speculators took their capi
tal to Venezuela, Instead of Investing it In
the United States- They weregiveaa large
area of land, whose ownership was in dis
pute between Great Britain and Venezuela.
The rights of these Americans is the only
ground for quarrel lietivevn the United
States and Great Britain, ami there never
was a plainer case for easy arbitration.
Tiie "imbroglio" does not arise to even the
dlinlty of a tempest In a teapot.
If Secretary Olney and this Administra
tion are attempting to make u cheap repu
tation for an aggressive foreign policy by
sharply discussing the Venezuela matter
while neglecting the Cuban question, they
will speedily discover their mistake to
their cost, and new-simpers which scissor
columns of stale news from London
Journals and place "scare" lic.idlinei over
them to cover up their indifference to the
spontaneous and universal expression of
sympathy for the Cuban patriots, will soon
find their industry more burdensome than
In ils most serious phase the Venezuelan
question Is utterly Insignificant as com
pared to the Cuban. Cuban Independence,
or even Cuban autonomy, would bo of
Immeasurably commercial benefit to the
United States. All that could be accom
plished by a successful dispute with Great
Britain in regard to a ring of speculators
In Venezuela would not benefit the United
Slates one red cent.
The Times "yields to no one," as a Con
gressman would say. In antagonism toward
encroachments of monarchic powers In the
Western Hemisphere, but this Venezuelan
question is not yet one which calls for
either bellowing or blood letting, and
unlll there appears to be greater cause for
quarrel The Times prefers to exercise its
vocabulary and give its columns to so
substantial, serious, grand and iiatrlotic
a cause as that of free Cuba.
Nothing speaks so eloquently of the vi
tality and progressive spirit ot a great
city as the spectacle ot Its leading clti
ens, professional men and business men.
capitalists and those 'of lesser means, who
take pride in all that pertains to economi
cal improvements and creation of external
beauty, meeting together and speaking
boldly and decisively agninst abuses and
impositions. Such a meeting was that ex
traordinary and memorable one of the
Board of Trade last evening, and which is
fully reported in The Times ot this morn
ing and this evening.
When sucli distinguished. Influential and
determined citizens as those w-ho were
present take up the question of suburban
gambling, under,-assessment ot the property
of the Washington Gaslight and Electric
Light companies- and tbeir exorbitant
charges, illegal occupation of streets, the
flagrant abuse of grade crossings, which
are a blight to trade and a menace to life
and limb; the inadequate and offensive ter
minal railroad facilities and structures
such as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company maintains when such citizens
take hold of these questions it Is quite
certain that they will never let go until
something very substantial Is accomplished.
Every citizen ot the District, excepting
those who have a pecuniary Interest in
the perpetuation of these abuses, will ap
plaud and support them, and it goes with
out saying that The Times will aid with its,
most earnest efforts.
When Great Britain fights in Ashantee,
or lt Zululand, or In Egypt, guns arc,
used, but in other cases diplomacy with
out a grain of dynamite In the outfit.
"Independent" Journals which have
been permitting Senator Gorman to
write their "editorials" on Maryland pol
itics have advanced so far backward as to
call the negro "Sambo."
Possession is nine points of the law, and
Russia seems to have about eight joints
in China and Korea.
Last evening's session of the Board of
Trade bad tbe sterling ring of municipal
reform in every word and sentence ut
tered. It looks as though Corbett and Fllzslm
mons might yet create great havoc with
weapons similar to that -with -which Bam-'
sun slaughtered a thousand Philistines.
If the biff pugs who are-snarling at
each other at Little Bock don't patch up
some kind of a, right they will be in the
umc Job lot with the late Hi- Othello.
About Some Notables.
Oliver Cromwell bad a head large in pro
portion to his body; Ills features were rug
ged and unprepossessing. He bad three
or four warts on bis face, one being on the
side ot his nose. He wore a small mus
tache and imperial, after the fashion of the
The Queen of I taly, 1 1 Is said , never wears
the same pair of stockings twjee.
George Eliot is said to have written
"Middlemarch" in four months. Some
doubt is thrown upon III Is statement by the
fact that she commonly worked slowly,
writing with great care and deliberation,
and making few erasures after her work
was done.
Disraeli was very fond of champagne
Beethoven was about five feet five inches,
but was heavily built, with broad, massive
shoulders and thick waist. Ills hair was
long and always In disorder; tils eyebrows
were heavy and shaggy; bis eyes small
and piercing.
Voltaire was the ugliest man of his age.
Emaciated to a skeleton, nil the features
of his countenance were exaggerated. His
none and chin nearly met, from the lack
of teith; his cheeks were sunken and
wrinkled; tils eyes set so far back in his
head and so obscured by shaggy, over
hanging brows as to be almost invisible.
Royal Nicknames.
Peter IV., of JVragon was The Cere
monious, from his punctiliousness in court
Charles VI., of France, was hated by his
people, and in derision was termed the Well
diaries III., of France, was in dcrlsloa
called The Simple, or The Fool, on account
of his stupidity.
Alphouo II., of Leon, was'denomlnated
The Chaste. No scandal was ever alleged
against him.
Ptolemy, King of Macedon, was The
Thunderbolt, from the vigor ot his military
Louli the Great had even and tolerably
regular features, without any strongly
marked characteristics. By all his con
temporaries he is spoken of as a tall man.
but he had a way of raising his head, sur
mounted by the monstrous wig he wore,
and of swelling his chest, that created the
impression of his height.
Money in It.
Arrangements are being made for the
construction of a teachers' home at Eureka
Springs, Ark., at a coet of $1 50,000.
(luernta, who Is now the first bull fighter
In Spain, lias appeared in fifty-eight fights
tliis season, ami is engaged for nineteen
more. He receives $1,200 for each per
formance, and. ashisexpenscsav era ge $400
a performance, his clear income amounts to
over $r,0,000 a year, besides the presents
made to him.
TJie silverware of Queen Victoria In
Windsor Cabtle is valued at $12,500,000.
When the lat census was takenthere were
203,940 acres planted 111 peanuts, produc
ing 3,588.143 bushels.
An Iron church weighing fifty tons, seat
ing GOO people, mill costing $75,000 Is
being put up for the Bulgarian congregation
in Constantinople.
It issaid that thevvidowofSeuator Hearst,
of California, hasgiven $15,000 to the cause
to free Cuba.
Fun Alive.
Tailor When you delivered Mr. Slow
boy's suit, did you call attention to the
fact that It was there when promised?
Boy Yes, sir.
Tuilor What did he say?
Boy He said he felt he never could repay
you for what you had done for hlni. New
York Sun.
"Some men," says the Manayunk phil
osopher, "are so cool in the face of danger
that an icy sweat breaks out on them."
Philadelphia Record.
"Did you see that trolley cargo by with
out auy lights Just uow?"
"Why don't they light it up?"
"They don't want to, that's their special
courtship car. They ruu one every hour
during the summer and autumn fur people
of moderate means and no facilities for
courting at home." Harper's Bazar.
The Wife Mother says she wou't come
to see us unless we let her pay her board.
The Husband Then-tell her she shan't
pay any. Life.
MagUtra'te You are charged, sir, with
trying to commit suicide.
rrlsonr I was driven to it, your honor
driven to It by a woman.
Magistrate Hum! Did she refuse you,
or marry you? New York 'Weekly.
Friend What Is the matter, old boy?
Judge Well, the fact is, my wife and I
never got along very well, and of late the
relationship has become so unbearable that
we both want a divorce.
Friend I see. Why don't you get one?
Judge, sadly I have sent all the bogus dl
vtrce lawyers to the penitentiary. New
York Weekly.
"But think," urged'the Controversial In
tellect, " what Eve must have becu before
the fall."
'"A summer girl, naturally," rejoined the
Obtuse Mentality.
There was the sound of a discordant
laugh, ending in a hoarse rattle, as if strong,
implacable fingers had clasped upon a
throat. Detroit Tribune.
Dashes at Authors.
A writer In the current Poet Lore says?
"In America the best dramatic work done
so far has been done by woman. I refer
to that of Emma Lazarus in 'The Dance to
Death," Miss Wilklns, in 'Giles Corey,' Mrs.
Eives-Chanler, In 'Athelvvold, and Miss
Monroe, in 'Valeria.' That of the latter
especially shows an insight Into character,
a grasp ot the possibilities of dramatic
form, and a poetic sensitiveness that fills
us with hope not only for the dramatic fu
ture "of women, but of America.
"Eminent among dramatic writers In
England to-day, praised by critics in high
places, is Michael Field, and, as we have
lately learned to our surprise, Michael
Field, is two women, an aunt and a niece,
who work together in a beautiful country
It is thought by some lovers of Thomas
Hardy that the changes In "Hearts Insur
gent," made by the editors of the magazine
In which It is now running, will be so great
that the story will have to be read in book
form in order that its original force may
be gained.
Although "The Story of Bessie Costrell"
is widely heralded as Mrs. Humphrey
Ward's best book, there seems to be a silent,
compact among the reviewers not to give
it much space. Tbe tale Is short, contain
ing only abont 20,000 words, but Eng
lish critics claim to see In it a style much
resembling, even improving upon, George
Eliot, although the new writer cannot com
pare with the dead novelist in the making
of characters.
Mr. Stanley's recent publication of his
"Early Travels" calls for considerable ad
verse criticism from the London Saturday
Review. The chief complaint seems to rise
frirn tbe fact that the articles have not
been sufficiently- revised since their first
anpearanccln American newspapers, which
our .British friends ore not slow to confess
tliav do aotmdcata. i
Hew Plars-aul MM Are Eprplefl by
MMm aai Ote.
Li '
George du Maurlcr and Thomas
Hardy fo of the Greatest Suf
ferers of Recent Years.
George Du Maurlcr was compelled by
the Harpers 'to make several alterations
In "Trilby" before and In the course of lis
publication, but the dispassionate mind
falls to discover in the condcmnid pas
ages anything more Insidiously or 11a
grontly noxious than many that were per
mitted to pass unchallenged. Had Du
Maurier been, via his present position, of
wordly independence and prosperity at
the time It is probable, if one may Judge
from his comment, that he would have
refused to, make concessions to a prudery
that was marked so little by consistency.
The lasest victim of the mania for idit
Ing and sterilizing copy is Hardy, whose
new story published by the Harpers lxire
such evidence of an "intervening intel
ligence'.' that devotees of the popular
author of "Tess" easily detected it
and pointed out the lact in letters to the
London press. This raihed a sort of con
troversy between various critics of style
until finally Mr. Hardy hlmseif confessed
in type that be had been required to make
concessions to editorial "prudence."
But when the original matter Is paralleled
with that which took its place in the pub
lication the debilitated character of the
"Improvement" shows with unmistakable
clearness Jhat a serious Injury may be
done to literature when it is clipiied and
varied and modified at the behest of a
criticism that Is, to charar -Hze it mildly,
English authors have. Indeed, been stulti
fied and hurtfully hampered by a censor
ship that, has lacked liberality, even fair
ness. Instead of writing freely to thilr
own levels which is the only iiossible way
in which genius can express Itself vigor
ously, greatly they have been comin-lled In
book and in play to subscribe to the limita
tions of arbitrary censors who have not
always proved their high efficiency.
The liost and safest ccn-.or ot the works
of an artistic, conscientious and reputable
author is the public. While thPre Is always
a faction of the public that seems to Ho
anxiously In wait for tiie biarre, the ex
treme and the equivocal, and with loud
trumpetings gives notoriety to Ignoble pro
ductions, the solier Judgment of the intel
ligent majority very speedily restores the
healthful Inihnce, and the craze ot the
hour is duly consigned to a contemptibleob
scurlty that presently is oblivion.
The free expression of honest views will
very rarely pxceed the just Iwunds of a tol
erant decency. It is only dlshone-ty and
morbidity that need to be guarded against
so scrupulously as to make a prohibitory
Some time ago English playwrights
mourned the fact of a censorelilp that
reduced their inventions lo the level ot
the immature and Ingenuous mind of the
young miss, and Americans can have small
idea only of the innocent Juvenility ot the
average young English girl between sixteen
aud twenty,
Fpr some reason there has come aliout
greater indulgence of censorship, and
whereas Jen years ago "Camille," as it
was knbwa"to the French and American
stages, was frbiddcn to be acted by Mod
Jeska on the London stage, now problems
and ideas, in comparison with which "Ca
mlllr" is a Sunday-school tract, are freely
admitted to dramatic treatment.
EnglUh authors have their privilege to
write pretty much as they please In risque
way. What Is the result? Popular Judg
ment Is already asserting itself against
this sort of license by neglecting It, and
writers so disposed are learning that It
does not pay to be foul, indecent, or gross
ly audacious in dealing with social and
moral questions aud issues
Therefore, playwrights and authors who
were so clamorous for license until they gqt
it now- perceive the importance to them
selves of maintaining an honorably con
scientious mind in dealing with aspects of
society that are only tolerable in books and
plays when rationally and respectably pre
sented. Th&rage for "problem" plays that set in
among dramatists ami the volatile minded
or the pnbllc with the relaxation of cen
sorial rigor has already about exhausted
itself, and the popular disgust shows In
a sudden revival of the old love for ro
mance. The most popular plays in London
now are those in which romance of a
healthy, vigorous sort. Is tiie prevailing
tone. This is proof enough, considering
the long fight for "liberty of expression."
that the ,publlc Is, In the long run, the
bet and most absolute censor. E. A. .
Barron, in Chicago Times-Herald.
Points About Pilgrims.
Mr. J. EUay.of Toledo. Ohlo:Mr. George
J. Gibbln, of Utii-a, N. T.; Mr. John J.
Ward, of Hartford, Conn., attorney; Mr.
II. r. Ball, a commercial man of Canton,
Ohio, and Mr. S. Essex, of Providence,
It. I., are guests at the National.
The Metropolitan numbers among Its
guests Mr. J. H. Nott, a Chicago traveling
man; A. J. Iverson, a commander in the
United States navy, ot Memphis; Mrs. "J.
F. Hill, of Brockton, Mass., and Mr. Ernest
L. Meyer, of New York.
Mr. M. P. Forbes, assistant ticket agent
of the Grand Trunk Railway, at Toronto,
Canada, stopped at the St. James Ijst
evening en route to Atlanta to attend the
exposition- Kereferredtotheseveredroiith
that is as had in Canada as it is in the
Slates. It has been five months, he said,
since a good 'rain fell, and, as in tbe States
of the Ml'-ilsslppl Valley, Canada Is suffer
ing frora'the' lack ot rain. In some of the
rural districts of Ontario people have been
known to .haul water a distance of six
miles. The Canadians are undoubtedly
showing' some Interest In Atlanta's fair,
he said, and an increase in travel over
the roads may be noticed.
Among the guests of Willard's are Mr.
M. Burkfof Deming, N. M.; Mr. U. C.
Whitman, of Anionta, N. r.; Mr. and
Mrs. J. Jennings, of Providence, R. I.;
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Pnckett ami Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Lyman, of New Haven,
Conn., and'Mr. W. It. Kramer, of Milton,
Some late arrivals at the Sborcham are:
Mr. Frank Knox and wife, of Salt Lake
City, Mr. William II. Smith and wife, of
Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mr. James B. Mor
gan and wife, of Pittsburg, and Mrs.
C. M. Bates and Mr. D. M. Foraker and
wife, of New x"ork.
Messrs. Victor Poff and Emll Lehner,
French tourists from Paris; ex-Senator
George F., Edmunds, of Burlington, Vt.;
Mr. and Mrs. F.' B. Black, of Franklin,
Pa.; Herr Bernh Maass and Dr. Hans
Wagner, of Vienna. Austria; Mr. William
C. Baker, 'of Providence, R. I., and Mrs.
K. A. Blake, of Grand Rapids, MJcb., are
guests at tbe Arlington,
A party ot hair ariosen gentlemen were
seated in the National's corrjdor last
evening. The, number was about equally
divided between the East and the West.
One ot the party from the latter section of
the country Was talking.
"About four years ago this coming No
vember," he said. "JIarley Bojd, an en
gineer on the- Western Nebraska, a rond
that tome -way manages to set from Lin
to-buy our Boys
Short Pants SuitS". They ain't
worth $3.00 tho' everybody
marks theirs S3.DO and S3.50.
But ours are the strongest,
sightllest, stanchest little
wearers you ever-saw. The
pants have double seats and
double knees, and every
thead is wool.
Asking gets the money back
Overcoats and Ree'ers for the boys mora of
'em better aud cost less than any anywhere.
We give a coupon with every
that entitles you to guess how many shot
there arj in the class Jar. Wo are going to
give three bicycles or tho threo nearest cor
rect guesses A guess with every purchase.
Gaslight loot at the picture again to-night.
You're invitou.
Pa. Ave. and 7th st "Saks' corner."
Oyster Roast
Of the Season,
At Marshall Hall,
Sunday, October 27, 1895,
Meamer STacalester leaves 7th street wharf
At 11 a. m. and '30 p m. Keturuing leaves
JlarshnU Hall at 1 mil C it in.
fcerrko for Indies aud lUIos nccompanle 1 by
gen tie in m will bo la tha spacious tUniuc room
Wi.ieH will ba thoroughly XieateX
Round Trip Fare. 25c.
Admission to Oyster Roast. 25c.
Week of Oct. 21.
last I'Ei:fokmaxce of
Cast Includes:
And a Chorus of 50 Voices.
Tuesday, October 29th,
Aas'sted by her Great Concert Company.
Seats n sale at box oElca.
Crowded to the Hoars Every Night.
NatoSaisburj's Wonderful Creation,
"Black America."
Uesorvcd ."-eats on sale at Droop J: Sons, 3
rcnneylrania avenue. Prices, 25, SO, 73c. and
Special Matinee To-day at
2. Reserved Seats, 25 and 50c.
No Higher.
coln over to Butte, Mont., came in off his
run and told a peculiar incident. We
lived in the same hotel, and 1 got the
story Iresh as soon as he was composed
enough to tell it. He said be was on his In
trip the night berore and had Just passed
Hazelton about rive miles when he saw
two peculiar red lights looming up before
him on the track. The lights waved to and
fro, nnd were apparently about two reet
above the I nick. They did tftil look like
lanterns, but he knew they must be signals
and he stopped theenglne.
"Then the lights disappeared down the
embankment and were lost to view in the
shrubbery. Hoyd and the fireman started
up the track, laving to keep their mouths
shut to hold their hearts in thilr throats..
When they got to where the light had been
everything was quiet and they heard noth
ing. They went back to the engine. Of
course, they were every minute expect
ing robliers, but they did not come, lioyd
started the engine again. They had gone
about a mile, when the lights bobbed up
again, and strange to say, went waving
down thetrackberoretheengine. lloydand
the fireman were, ot course, the color of
drifted snow. Tlio-engine gained inch by
inch, and finally it seemed the red signals
turned and came toward the iron monster.
Then they became Iostln the glare of the
headlight, and the. next minute the people
in Uie engine felt something crush beneath
it. Boyd stopped tlie train, and be and the
fireman went back. He said that on the
track they found crushed into a shapeless
mass wliat had undoubtedly been the body
of a Jack rabbit as big as a sheep. But
they diil not understand the lights until
Boyd looked around and round in uio
grass a peculiar, large insect of the light
ning bug variety that had a reddish, glow
ing tail. Further Investigation showed
that there had been hundreds ttt them and
that tbey liad fastened on the rabbit's great
ears that were fully a foot long. All the
bugs were crushed but that one. Boyd start
ed to bring it home, but it got away from
hlni on the way. He said he never saw one
like it before, and tlie fireman 'hadn't,
eithpr. The only proof Boyd could give
was Uie tall of the rabbit, and that was ac
tually nearly as large as that ora sheep.".
The 175 members of the Governor's Foot
Guard of Connecticut registered at the
Ebbitt House yesterday, and a handsomer
set of men could not be found In a ikv's
journey. Col. Louis. B. Cheney, of Hart
ford, assistant qua"rtermastcr general,
doubtless expressed the sentiment of the
whole company when he said-- "We can
not say too much for the hospitality of tbe
South, and every member of the Guards will
remember Oils as the happiest Journey of his
"Tiie citizens of Atlanta should be com
mmended for the way they treat people.
The exposition is grand, and. was never
equaled below the Mason and Dixon line.
This company of New Engianders will be
busy the rest ot their lives returning the
courtesies they received."
Senor Ramon Gasset, of Madrid, who
recently came on to Join tbe Spanish
legation, bos taken apartments at the
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cravens, of Fort
Smith, are gnests at Page's.
Among the latest arrivals at tbe It legs
areMr. J. E. Price, of DenvertDr.D.H. Mc
Donald, or Mexico, and Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Kane, of Boston.
Among the Raleigh's guests ore Mr.
Charles K. Chute, of Minneapolis: Mr. R. W.
Hunt, New York; Mr. John L. ColwelL
New York; Mr- J. G. Jenks, ot Boston; Mr.
928 7th St., formerly Carhart & Leidy's.
as "has been going- on here is truly wonderful, and we are
determined tornakethis the leading wrap house of the city.
If magnitudcof stock counts for aught if varictyof styles
and freshness of fashion are what you most wish if low
prices will win your trade, then we are certain of success.
So far we have been overpoweringly successful. The city
needed a good Coat and Cloak House, and we have sup
plied it. In Baltimore we are among the leaders we
make a specialty of wrap selling. "We control the outlet
of a certain well-known manufacturer for that city, and we
now control it for this. The immense quantities we buy
puts us in a position to buy them cheaper than anybody
telsc we know of.
Wraps are on the second floor. The newly furnished
appearance of the room will surprise you if you haven't
been in recently.
At $2.89; worth $4.
the biggest bargain we have
yet offered in a low-price Coat.
Of Black Cheviot, made reefer
style with the new large sleeves
and the stviish "ripple" back.
At $4.98; worth $7.50.
and by "worth" wemean that
you cannot buy it elsewhere in
town for esi than that price.
It's made reerer style, or rough
"novelty" gcxxLs with the new
and pretty "Columbus" lapel,
large melon sleeves and "rip t
pie" tack.
At $87 worth $12.
Plain Kersey CloUi L'-Ijutton
Keefer Coals with the nevvman
dolin sleeves, ripple back and
"Columbus" lapel. It is half
satin lined, and every seam is
At S8.75; worth $12.50.
Fine Coats are they, too; pret
tily fashioned ot rough novelty
goods after the new reefer Myle.
Has two large buttons, ripple
thick, the large melon sleeves,
the new "Columbus" lapel; is
half sum lined and well worth
At 512.50; worth $17.
Astra khan Is tbf popular mate
rial t till year. Here is an All
astraktiau. 2-button IUs;rerCo.it,
Willi handsome atin lining,
new rounded "Columbus" la pel,
mandolin hieeves. winch ought
to bring $17, mm does at most
At $3.85; worth $5.50.
French Beaver Capes, full
sweep, prcltUybr.ii.ied.andhigii
storm collar. We've teen it
marked $0 elsewhere at a bar
gain, ami It's worth it.
At $4.98; worth S7.50.
I'lusli capes are these, all
satin lined, full swetp, and
have storm collar.
At $5.50; worth $7.
These are fine Ali-Astrafchan
Capes, all satin lined, full
sweep and high storm collar.
Selling them as the ordinary
coat house sell them, we would
nsk prolttMy ST.S0, but this
is not an ordinary coat house.
At 88.50; worth S12.
Ilere's a beautiful Cape, and
low-priced, too. Silk boucle
the new material. All satin
hniKl; medium length, but extra
full sweep: storm collar, which,
wlih front, is lined with wool
928 Seventh Street.
Formerly Carhart & Leidy's.
110i;.si: I proof
To-nlcht at S:la Sheridan's Comedy,
Mr. Bolson as Bob Acres "Flshtlng Boh."
Act.. Mrs Xalaprop's Lodgings Tho
An. 2. Acre's Apartments at Appsvorth
The challenge.
Act a. Lincoln Inn's Fields Tho dceL
"He who fights and runs away.
Will Uto to fljht another day."
Tho play will be staged and costumed In the
liberal manner characteristic of Mr. ltohson's
Old Comedy Revivals.
Next l eek CUE3T0X CLARKE.
Creole Company,
An Exceptional Olio of Novel Features.
Concluding with a Grotesque
Cake Walk.
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Evory day In tho year for Fortress Moa
roe. Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all points
South and utawes: by the powerful
new Iron palace steamors "Newport
News,"- orIolk" a.'id "Washington,"
leaving dally oa the lcUowing schedule
Southbound. Northbound.
Lt Washton.nl pm i..Fortsmo'bG.50 pn i
t,TjUex'd'l ":.0 pin iLv.Norfolk . 6:10 pm
At FtMonr'e6:30 am Lv.I-t.Mouros7:20 nm
ArJJcrfolk.. 7:30 nm Ar.Alex'dria 6.00 am
AT Portsm'h 8 01' nm Ar Wash'gtonfi-30 am
POSITION and the resorts ns Fortress
Monroe, Virginia Beach and Florida will
find this a very attractive route, as u
breaks the monotony of nn nil-rail ride
Tickets on sale at 013, 619, 145(1
Pennsylvania avenue. B. A O. ticket
office, corner Fifteenth street and Nevr
Tork aveuue. and on board steaniers.
whero time-table, map, etc, can also
tie had.
FOR EUROPE and the Orient this
winter. Mrs. M7A. CROSSLEY will
conduit her tenth select European party
through spaln. Greece. Turkey, islands of
the Mediterranean, Asia Mtnnr.-Syrla. Pal
estine, the Nile to the first eataratt. Italy.
Switzerland. France, and Engkind. leav
ing New York JANUARY 8. 18U6. by ex
press steamer NORMANN'IA. First class
throughout For itineraries, address Mrs.
M. A. CROSLEY. 786 Putnam a ve.. Brook-,
lyn. N. Y.
D. W. Simpson, of Chicago; Mr. B. H. Green
burg, ol Philadelphia; Mr. 8. L. Barbour,
ot Hartford, Conn., aud Mr. 8. M. God
man, ot Richmond-
At $12; worth $19.
a Wool Seal Fur Cape, with
extra full sweep, and 30 iiichrt
long. It is also satin lined
throughout; the collar is of bear
fur and ihe front is edged with
bear fur.
At $14; worth $20.
a fine 811k Seal Plush Cape
all handtiraided, and extra full
swiep. The length is medium;
.ill sailn lined aud storm collar.
At $14; worth $20.
Short Electric Seal Capes, all
satin lined, full sweep, collar
entirely of bear fur and front
edged with bear fur.
At $19.50; worth $25.
Short Electric Seal Capes tho
acme of style and fine workman
shipextremely lull sweep, all
satin lined, collar aud entire
cape edged with wool thibet.
95c beaver scarfs, 49c.
cute little Eeaver Boas.
Willi head, eyes, mouth, and tall
complete. 4Uc: worth 95c.
Imitation Mink Scarfs at
Genuine Mink Scarfs, S2.98;
worth $4.
Men's 50c drawers, 25c.
Think of Good Canton Flan
nel Drawers, with stockinette
liottoms, selling for 25c. ralr.
You couldn't laiy the flannel,
the thread and the buttons for
that price.
Men's 15c collars, 5c ea.
We have lust bought a "Jop"
In Men's Ucgular 13c. Linen
Collars. Shall let them go at
rc. each. "Tum-ilowns"' and
"stand-ups," whichever you
Linings Reduced.
to-morrow- than you can buy
them any where else in town.
4c. yd. ror Best Gc. Cambric.
C:t-4c. id. for I2-l-2c. Imit
Ilaircloth. 17c- d. ror Gen. Fiberine.
7 l-2c. id. for 10c. Llncn-rin-Ished
50c drap. silks, 33c yd.
32 Inch and most any color
you'd care to have. There must
be a drapery want, and here's
your chance.
Ladies' 25c hose, 17c pr.
We shall offer fur one day 1--morrow
Ladies' 25c. Tljin Rib
bed Black Hose at 17e. pair.
Tho Only and Incomparable
The Unrivaled
Bert Poole
Giving tho rirst Illustrated Hnmoroas
Lntertalnmcnt in America.
subject: Farming Exposed.
Nothing Nothing
Like To Eqnal
It. It.
Reserved Seats 50c, T5c, JI.00. Buy quick
and avoid standing.
Wm. liavvorth's Greatest Effort
25 and 50
Next week Miss Nellie McHecry, in -The
Bicycle OlrL" Seats selling.
J- Every Evening This Week.
2. I 73
Great Cast Headed br OTIS HARLAN.
In Henry Arthur Jones drama.
The Masqueraders,
With tha Empire Theater cost, ftceneiy, &&
Tho company: Uenrj ill Her. mt rarer
sham, J il icdsoa, W. J. Furgeson, J. U,
Modilnrt, Itobert Erteon, Jameson Lee Finney,
V. IL Crompion, Joseph Humphreys, K. Y.
Backus. VIo'a Allen, Amy Busby, Acne Miller,
Adrienne Dfaroller. May Itobon, .Isie Da
Wolfe, OilreMny; Gauevlve liernolds, Ida Con
quest, Emma Kemp.
beats and boxes now on sale. Regular prices
FELLOWS- "HALL, 7th st nw., near Ta.
are. SUNDAY. OCT. it.
Tiro Remarkable Soancea afternoon at 3,
erenins at 8. All the Ma rela of Modern f.l rit
ualism. Astouadiug Testa, bplrltuallsta and
skeptics inrited. bacred concert In connection
with each seanca Gocd seats, S5c and tOc
Overlook Inn.
Beautifully Situated on East Wash
ington Heights.
Coaches connect at 3:00, 4:03, 5:00. sd, &qq,
fcSO, 7:00. 7:3). 8KX, 8:3u, 0i, 1W0. 1 ISO and 13.-00
p. xn. with FbL cars at 8th and E. Cap. sti. and
with cable ears at Sib, SL and Ft ana. are. Fan
ruoad trip, S3 cents,
p- t
,t.-s ,-S3!i?
f T:!. 3.1. -Wi.rn. fct !

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