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THE EVENING .TIMES, . WASHINGTON; SATURDAY, DECEMBER .31, 1898.
laundered Shirts, 29c.
200 dozen just one-hundredth as many
as we could sell! And the wonder of it all
is they're not shop-soiled or imperfect
or under the standard of quality but
they're new, clean and spick shirts as
Kood as most for a dollar. The body is
made of a iine piece of soft-finish round
thread muslin. The bosom and neckband
and cuffs are of the purest linen. The
Karraents are cut with every liberality,
and finished as honestly as a custom estab
lishment would pew. Two styles a single
and a double pleat bosom. All sizes from
14 to 17. The price is so low that every
body will want to take a dozen. "Wish
there -were enough to allow it, but the
Dumber isn't great enough, and
gh, and ffp
buy is yt
the most anyone can
"Anchor" Shirts, 29c.
The name assures you perfection no
garment -with that brand stamped on it
ever wore badly or went wrong. More of
these than the laundered ones. Sizes run
from 14 to 17. The body is made of a
yilqpdld muslin and you can see what a
line piece of linen has been used for the
bosom far better than you could if the
garment was starched up. You'll not ce
such points as re-enforced back and front
patent stays and gussets.
Sleeves and bodies as full length.
Ho man will be allowed over 3 at..
$1 and 75c
Fancy Shirts, 29c.
A paltry 2o dozen is all we can offer of
these. They will not hold out long. You
tee they are not "regulars" but the sam
ple line of a Baltimore maker whose name
lor turning out the best ready-made shirts
is proverbial. Three or four sorts. You'll
iind very fine white Madras shirts with one
pair of cuffs fine laundered shirts open
front and back with a pair of separate
link cuffs. Xot a one that ever was sold
at a sou less than 75c ?1 is the
value of the greater part. Two is
the limit here. One goes for ...
U Percale Shirts, 39c.
.. That is, four-fifth of "em are dollar
kinds. A few very good 75c garments in
the lot, tco. These are real percale goods
not calico. The bosoms are well set
ting, and while there are perhaps -a hun
dred varieties of pattern you won't find
one that you could really call in bad
taste. The bodies are of plain white mus
lin, made and cut with regulation full
ness. One pair of sepprate link cuffs with
each shirt. The maker, who literally
"'gave 'em" to us. receied C2 l-2c a piece
for the shirts early in the year.
You can buy twj no more
50c Jean Drawers, 29c.
200 dozen in round numb2rs, some 3.C00
pairs. They are not made from ordinary
jeans, but the loppest grade of peppcrill.
Some are Jeans others are twill. And
how they're made! Can't outwear 'em.
The seats are re-enforced. Ths seams are
lapped over and bound down with tapes,
to that jou can't ip 'em. If you want
string bottoms, cr itockinetts bottoms you
can have either. Imagine how hard the
maker wanted money when he
told us such a quantity at a price
th.nt allows us a fair profit when
selling 'cm lo you at
Two pairs is the limit.
50c and 69c Underwear, 2h
A short lot of 20 dozen suits not alike,
at that. Half are "natural" gray, and the
other half are blue merino. The natural
garments arc usual SOc sorts. You can't
match the merino goods under
C&c Anybody who comes in time
can buy two suits no more.
$1.50 to $2.59
Thirty-two Jackets of different shades
and makes. Twenty of them were bought,
and the dozen left is an odd lot of our
own. In the group are fine all-wool gar
ments that never dipped below 51.50 in
price six of them sold at ?2, and fifteen
jackets are honestly worth ?2.50.
No man can have more than one
AH Sorts' of
Neckties for 12c.
Don't come expecting to lay in a year's
supply or Scarfs. Nobody can have" even
as many as two of these. But you'll ap
preciate the one you buy. it'll be the bar
gain of your career. Thousands in the lot.
All manners and means of scarfs tecks
four-in-hands and wide-end imperials
jikui auu uarK anu plain
and fancy. Sold at four
and five prices. Pick for..
. KANN, SONS & CO.
8th and Market Space.
Snnin ClnuK at St. Paul's.
Santa Claus appeared at St. Paul's If. E.
Church, on It Street northwest, last exenlng and
delighted tlie hearts of the Sunday school schol
ars, as well as their elders. Incidentally a musi
cal programme of much merit was rendered by
the Sunday school. The pastor, Rev. Stoweil
Boyont receircd a model in candy of the church,
two feet high as a token of esteem. The con
tributions of food and clothing for the poor
Its Many Advantages as a
Recent Big Real Estate Deal Causes
Excellent FacIlltieK for Slilpitinpr
Product The Demand lor
The recent big sale in Georgetown of
property on the water front for manufac
turing purposes, together with the propose!
opening of the paper mills belonging to the
estate of the late Geo. Hill, jr., has caused
much talk concerning the possibilities of
Georgetown becoming a manufacturing
In the dis'cussfon which has been gener
ally participated in by the leading business
men of the town, attention has been called
to the advantageous position enjoyed by
Georgetown. It lies nearly midway be
tween the Northern and Southern States;
has facilities for communication which arc
enjoyed by few cities of its size, and is
located in the midst of a rich agricultural
country. The last-named advantage is
particularly dwelt upon by those familiar
with the town's affairs. Many are of the
opinion that this could be turned to ac
count very profitably by any manufactu
turer possessing capital wno should un
dertake the manufacturing of farming ma
chinery and implements.
Now that the Southern States are begin
ning 10 adopt improved farming methods
and are coming more and more to employ
labor-saving machinery in the tilling of
the soil, the market for these goods will
be almost unlimited in a few years. Even
at the present time the demand from the
few surrounding counties in Virginia and
Maryland affords the local dealers in farm
Implements a good steady business. The
merchants in this line of trade in George
town report business booming.
The increased demand, they say, began
about two years ago and has continued
without a break-up to the present time.
The facilities for securing raw material
are of the best. Lumber can be bought as
cheaply here as in many of the large man
ufacturing towns of the North, and iron
and steel can be secured direct from the
mills of Pennsylvania without great cost.
An abundance of fuel is obtainable from
the George Creek and Cumberland coal
regions, which are on the line of the Ches
apeake and Ohio Canal, the cost of ship
ment being trivial. Any amount of power
could be generated by using the bed of the
canal as a raceway to bring water from
points a few miles up the rier. By going
about C miles up the Potomac an eleva
tion sufficient to produce power enough to
operate as many mills on Water Street as
there is room for could be produced.
The facilities for shipping manufactured
products could not be improved. Lines of
railroads pass through Washington con
necting all important points in the adjoin
ing States where factories in this section
would be likely to find a market for their
goods. The water communication is ex
cellent and the cities of the Atlantic sea
board from Maine to Florida are easily
'LITTLE OLD FOLKS' CONCERT.
Untune Entertainment by the Chil
dren f Cnlwiry Bnptirft Church.
The annual Christmas entertainment
given under the auspices of the Calvary
Baptist Church Wednesday night was so
successful that it was repeated last night.
The entertainment took the novel form of
a "little old folks' concert." in which the
children of the Sunday school formed the
principal figure. Dana Holland made such
an excellent Santa Claus that he consent
ed to act again in the same capacity for
the benefit of those who were unable to
attend the previous concert, and was at
tended by James Oyster, attired as Wil
liam Penn. Miss Jeannelte Russell was
the Mother Goose, without whom the an
nual Christmas at the Calvary Church
would be very bare indeed. A number of
old and quaint songs were sung, both by
the children and the grown folks, who as
sisted in the entertainment. Among those
who appeared last night were Ethel
Flinders, Ituth Mackin, Julia Law son,
Ruth Bitting, Clara Barnes, Leiia Hardell,
Grace Walters, Evelyn Smith, Ruth Pal
mer. Ethel Mitchell. Nannie Lewis, Fannie
Hooff, Jessie Swartout, Edith Matchell.
Rebecca Love, Carrie Bentley, Genevieve
Hilliary, Belle Alden, Lulu McFall, Emma
Williams. Eva Herbert, Ruby Hardell,
Fannie Heiberger, Edna Winans, Mazie
Shackelford, Mary Braley, Charles Hender
son, Willie Braley, John Birch, Claude Wy
lie, John Palmer, Charles Wilson, Brower
Spransey, Stanley Willis and Leroy Ma-
Nevr Year .Muxic at M. Mary's.
The programme of music of St. Mary's
Church choir for Sunday, January 1, 1899,
is as follows:
High mass at 10:30
Asperses Me Domine T. La Ilaclie
Mass in B Flat, Xo. r. Hajdn
Offertory: "Kxulla Sion" V. Hamm'crcl
Vc-pcrs at i
Psalm: Domine Ad Adjuvandum, Dixit
Dominus and I.audate Dominum H.Millard
Offertory: "Adeste FideliV V. XocI!o
Magiiifii.-nt C. Moderati
"Alma Redemptoris" Ambroc-Biedermatm
"O Salutaris" (baritone .solo) 11. Hargit
"Tantum Ergo (chorus) .T. Eichhcrg
Laudato Dominum C. Moderati
The solo parts will be sustained by the
quartette Miss Cecilia V. Murphy, so
prano; Miss Margaret Eichhorn, alto; Mr.
Aloysius S. Fennell, tenor, and Mr. Frank
A. Rebstcck, bass, and to these is added
an efficient chorus, all under the direction
of the organist, Mr. William Waldecker.
Granted Leaves of AIinchcc.
The following officers of the United States Ar
my haic been granted leave of absence: Col. Da
id G. Colson, Major I. W. West, Major C. T.
Ijowndes, Major D. C. lVUon, Major. A. (J.
llenniw, Major W. IL Hall, Capt. .1. P. Grey,
Oapt. F. T. Van Liew. Capt. I). S. Bender, Capt.
C. P. Terrell, Lieut. L It. Gonzales, Lieut. J. M.
Graham, Lieut .1. S. Simcox, Lieut. J. 1$. Lob
dell, Lieut. C. L ttabcock, Lieut. C. A. Hauls,
Lieut. R. II. C. Kclton. Lieut. II. M. Reeve,
and to Cadets A. B. Mcckison and W. A. Slullcn
bcrger. A Petition Prom hknters.
A petition was received at the District Building
yesterday, signed by at least jOO residents who
arc devotees of skating, requesting the aid and
co-operation of the Commissioners in keeping the
liasin at the bathing beach free from obstructions
to their sport. The signers of the paper also
state tliat they want certain rights and privileges
granted them altlie beach, and submit a set of
rules to the Commissioners for their approval.
24 BOTTLES OXLY $1.25. !-
For New Year's Order
j "Export" and
f- "Culmbacher "
All 3'our friends will
enjoy these delicious
beers. 24 bottles,
in unlettered wagons,
O O 1- .- m..!..
oniy 5)1.25. write or !
, 'phone. '
Washington Brewery Co., I
4th & r X. E. "Thone 2154. ?
EXTENSION OF THE
DISTRICT COMJUSSIOXERS' REPORT f
Letter to the Committees of tlie
Senate and Houhu Urging: Fn-..
The District Commissioners yesterday
addressed a letter to the chairmen of the
District Committees of the House and Sen
ate, in which they submlttcdt their report
on the bill regarding the proposed addi
tion to the lines of the Metropolitan- Rail
road along Eleventh Street southeast.
The company proposes to extend its line
south along Eleventh Street to E, where
a loop will be made, the southbound car
taking a route to E and running along T3
Street to Eleventh, where the southbound
track will be resumed and the route con
tinued up Eleventh Street to Lincoln Park,
A connection with the Anacostia car line,
the promary object of the extension, will
be made at the corner of Eleventh and G
In their report on the matter the Com
Concerning the House bill to provide 4ot the
extension of the Metropolitan Railroad along
Eleventh Street southeast the Commissioners
have to report as follows:
A map enclosed shows the proposed route of
the extension asked for in the bill. The object
of the bill is as stated by the officials of the
companv in question to provide connection for
tlie Metropolitan Railroad with railroad reach
ing the section of the District bejond Anacos
tia. , ., ,
In view of the fact that the Capital Railroad
Company and the Anacobtia and Potomac lliver
Railroad Company he passed into the hands
of paities, who, it is understood, contemplate
remodeling the systems and tlie further fact that
there is a clause in the charter of the Capital
ltailroad Companv which permits the. extension
of the road up Eleventh Street to connect with
the Metropolitan Railroad, the Commissioners
would recommend favorable action on the bill,
vvitli the following prtviso added immediately
after the enacting claus: That in caM' the Cipi
l.il Railroad Company fails to build the portion
of its line on Eleventh Street southeast, in the
time required by the act of June 13, 1608."
The Ellis Grand Opera Company, than
which there is said to be no better musi
cal organization in the country, will bo
seen next week at the Lafayette Square
in a range of vehicles beginning with the
lighter works of the Italian school and
ending with the heaviest of the German.
A season of four performances will be giv
en here, "Romeo and Juliet" being sung
on Tuesday night, "Tannhauser" on Thurs
dav, "Cavalleria Rustlcana" and "I Pagli
acci" on Friday, and "The Barber of Se
ville" at the Saturday matinee. Melba,
Bonnard, Gadski, Van Koose, De Vries,
Rosa, Olitzka, and Stehmann will be amtyig
the artists to be heard, while the singers
will be accompanied by the New York
Symphony Orchestra, under the alternate
direction of Seppilll and Walter Dam-
That most popular of all comdians, Wil
liam H. Crane, will be seen next week at
the National Theater in what bhould prove
to be one of his great successes, "The Head
of the Family." This work is from the
combined hands and minds of Clyde Fitch,
who wrote "The Moth and the Flame," and
Lee Ditrichstein. It was presented for a
brief period at Wallack's Theater, New
York, and is said lo have been lavishly
praised by the press and heartily com
mended by the public. The sale of seats
for the local engagement opened on Thurs
day and has been very heavy.
George Marion, Budd Ross, Georgia
Caine, Ada Lewis, Maude Raymond, John
Parr and La Petite Adelaide are among
the clever people who come to the Colum
bia on Monday with the Roger Brothers
in the season's most successful farce, "A
Reign of Error." This work of John J.
McNally was brought to Washington earl
ier in the season and while the heat kept
business down, made so distinctly favor
able an impression that its return was
deemed advisable. Accordingly Messrs.
Klaw & Erlanger were consulted with
the result that the tour was so alter
ed as to permit of the clever comedians
coming back here for New Year week.
The many theatergoers who missed the
attraction before are urged to atone for
their mistake now.
With the opening of the Grand Opera
House on the day after tomorrow, local
amusement lovers will be given an oppor
tunity cf seeing Francis Wilson in his
latest triumph. "The Little Corporal."
Harry B. Smith and Ludwig Englander,
who arc responsible for this piece, are
well known throughout the country for
their previous efforts. Mr. Smith it was
who wrote the librettos of "The Sere
nade," "The Idol's Eye," "The Wizard of
the Nile." "The Fortune Teller,'" and
"Peg Woffington," while Ludwig England
er's compositions include "Half a King"
and "The Wedding Day." It is claimed
that in their newest the collaborators have
also accomplished their greatest work and
much expectancy is accordingly felt over
Mr. Wilson's engagement in this city.
Gilmore and Leonard, who have been
supplied with the sobriquet of "Ireland's
Kings," will be seen shortly at the Acad
emy in a revised version of their first
great success, "Hcgan's Alley." The
piece has been carefully rewritten since
ltr. last visit to this city and has taken
unto itself new jests, new lines and new
music. The presenting company has b?en
praised very highly and the entire at
traction will probably prove very meri
torious. "The Baroness Blanc," seriocomic; Lil
lian Green and William Friend, sketch
artists; Joe Welch, comedian; Dixon,
Bowers and Dixon, uuiquities; the Sisters
Clarise, singers and dancers; Fannie
Lewis, contralto; the Marinellas, novelty
performers; the American Vitagraph and
the house stock company will present the
bill to be given next week at the Bijou.
All the people to appear are reputably
clever and Manager Grieves should suc
ceed in injuring a few of his own records
during their engagement.
Although comparatively little has been
said about the attraction to hold the boards
next week at Kernan's, it is universally
recognized that the entertainment to be
given there by Sam Devere's "Own Show"
will probably equal that of any like' com
bination on the road. The company in
cludes many people of 'note among them
Sam Devere and Mildred Howard De Grey
and will be likely to draw strongly.
mere wm ue iuu usuui uuuy wuiiuecs dur
ing the engagement.
The business that has been done during
the past few days by the different tem
porary amusement enterprises in town is
considered nothing less than wonderful.
Despite the depression that always follows
the Christmas shopping, every one of the
attractions have drawn well, and their
managers have, therefore, absolutely no
cause for complaint. All still remain on
exhibition "Trilby" at 1209 Pennsylvania
Avenue, the Mutoscope at 1211 Pennsyl
vania Avenue, and the War Graph at Met
New Year .Mail Delivery.
The money order and registry divisions of the
main office will be closed to the public on Mon
day, January 2. A delivery by carriers from main
office will be made at 7:30 si. m. Carriers' win
dow will be open for the delivery of mail ad
dressed to the departmcnts.for cletksfrom 0 to
10:30 a. m.; for the general public from G to 7
p. m. Collections will be made at 12:30 and 0:30
a. in., and 5 p. m. Deliveries at stations at 7:30
a. m. Collections at stations at 12 and 8 a. m.,
and 5 p. m. County collections at 8 a. m. and
5 p. m., and 9i30 p. m.( Station P. The following
stations will be open to the public for the trans
action of businessf Station A, C to .32 m., 5 to
7 p. m.; Station B; 0, to 12sm., 5:30 to 7 p. m.;
Station C, 7 to 10 a. m.; Station D,,C to 12 m.,
5:30 to 7 p. m.; Station F, 6 to 12 m., 5 to 7
P m. .,
Ganriled AVitHhint?tpn'H Tomb.
Kdward Parker, who for fifty years watched the
tomb of Washington at Mount Vernonj died at
the home of his daughter,- Xo. 1458 Q Street, last
night. His ailment was cancer of tliet stomach.
He had not worked for six months. Parker, dur
ing his long service at Mount jYcnion, ' met a
great many distinguished people. They came
from every section of the earth. Before the civil
war he was a slave in the Washington family.
SPLENDORS! Iff THE
Planets TJia Will Shine
Early Morning Stars.
.Tnnifnn Tirminnm itnl Vniiti:! A nil no I
in Bright Displays.
A Solar Eclipse That Will Not Be
Visible in This Conntrj Geom
etry of the SUica.
During the month of January of the new
year 1S99 the moon will pass through her
phases as follows: Last quarter on the
th, new on the 11th, first quarter on the
18th and full on the 2Cth. Within the
year 1899, the IasLbut one cf the fast wan
ing century, five eclipses will take place
three of the sun and two of the moon.
The eclipse of the 11th of January is- a
partial one of the sun, not visible in the
United States. Were the planes of the
moon's orbit and the ecliptic coincident it
is evident that there would be an eclipse
of the moon at every full moon and an
eclipse of the sun at every new moon, but
these two planes are inclined to each oth
er at an angle of 5 degrees 8 minutes, and
tho two points they have common, or, in
other words, their points of intersection
are called the "nodes," from a Latin word
meaning "knot." An eclipse- can occur
only when conjunction and opposition,
which are called by the collective name
syzygles happen to be near the line of
nodes, so that as the moon comes into
conjunction or opposition some parts of
the three bodies of the earth, moon and
sun may be in a straight line. The two
nodes are, of course, on opposite sides of
the heavens, and the interval, therefore,
of the sun's passage through the nodes
must be about half a year. Now, the
moon comes into the line of the syzygies
about every two weeks, and so the sun
cannot but be near enough to a node for
one or two eclipses, possibly even for
three, every six months.
It is in place here to remark that the
nodes have a retrograde motion, perform
ing a circuit around the ecliptic once in
about nineteen years, in consequence of
which the eclipse months are continually
changing. The time required by the sun
in passing around from a node to the same
node again is very nearly 247 days, a period
sometimes called the "ccllrse year." It is
a matter of wonder to not a few and quite
naturally, too that astronomers can cal
culate the occurrence of eclipses with such
astonishing precision, but the astronomers
have made themselves so thoroughly fa
miliar with what we may not inappropri
ately call the "geometry of the heavens,"
especially as to the orbits of the moon,
the earth and the planets, that the calcu
lation of the eclipses, though by no means
a simple and easy one, is not the most
difficult problem with which the astrono
mer has to grapple. It Is the reducing of
the geometric part of the whole matter to
such nice limits which sheds so great a
lustre upon the achievements of this great
sicence and renders it one of the most i'
lustrious in the whole splendid array of
sciences frqm which mankind derives so
many practical advantages.
Wo have had occasion to speak of the
famous nebular hypothesis of Laplace as a
very ingenious cosmogony, sufficiently
plausible to render it, at any rate, In Its
essential features, worthy of acceptance.
At a comparatively recent date Mr, Loch
yer prepared a new hypothesis, called by
him the meteoric which caused no little
surprise and almost threatened io over
throw the older theory. Mr. Lochyer
thinks it probable that the heavenly bodies
in their present condition have been form
ed by the aggregation of meteoric matter,
instead of the condensation of a gaseous
mass, as asserted by Laplace. He thinks
that the nebulae are meteoric swarms in
the initial stages of condensation. As ag
gregation goes on, the nebulae change into
stars, and in this way he suggests what
may be called the meteoric constitution
of the universe, but, as a very able as
tronomical writer sas, tho meteoric the
ory of a nebula does not in the least in
validate, or even to a great extent modify,
the reasoning of Laplace In respect to the
development of suns and system from a
gaseous nebula. He adds that the old
hypothesis has no quarrel with the new.
In the gigantic strides the sciences have
made within the last two or three cen
turies, especially the present one, as
tronomy has not remained behind any of
them, but it would not be reasonable to
suppose that there are not many points,
even in so highly developed a science as as
tronomy certainly must be considered.
that are still unrevealed. As in all other
sciences there is in astronomy a steady
progress to which it would be folly to set
any final and definite limits. New discov
eries, new and improved methods will ever
add a new impulse to scientific researches
and investigation, and shed an ever bright
er light on subjects that as yet are not
fully explained and arc yet more or less
subject to mere speculation.
In course of the month the sun will
sweep through an arc of nearly C degrees
in declination, coming by that amount
nearer the equator by the end of it.
The planets Mercury and Saturn are
both in Saggltarius and act as morning
stars. Venus is in Scorpio and may be
seen in all her brilliancy during the early
morning hours, even for a considerable
length of time after the morning twilight
begins to irradiate the skies. Mars is in
Cancer, and will be brightest on the 18th
of January, coming on that day in op
position to the sun. Thi3 red planet can
be seen high up in the heavens during the
early portion of the morning while yet
the mantel of night covers the earth.
Jupiter is in Virgo and also shinas a3 a
At about 9 o'clock in the January even
ings Auriga and Taurus will be the prin
cipal constellations on the meridian of
our latitude. Looking toward the north
west a beautiful white star is too brlgnt
and conspicuous not to att.act at once
the attention of any one that takes any
interest at all in the wonderful map of
the heavens. This is Capslla, in the con
stellation Auriga or the Charioteer. Ca
pella is, with Vega, the brightest star in
our latitude after Sirius and Atcturus.
Being in character similar to our sun, it
is certainly a great deal larger, tucigh
how much larger it is yet impossible to
say. The brightest stars in Auriga form
a kind of pentagon, the extremities of
one side of which are marked by Capetla
or Alpha Aurigae, and Mcnkalina, o.
Beta, a bright star of the second magni
tude. Southwest of this constellation vu
see the remarkable asterism of the P.el
ades, which form one of the characteristic
features of the constellation Taurus or
the Bull, the second of the twelve con
stellations of the zodiac.
The brightest of the seven stars of the
Pleiades, that can easily be seen with the
naked eye, is Alcyone, to which the Ger
man astronomer Madler assigned the hon
or of the "Central Sun," around which
he thought, though erroneously, our solar
system revolved. Not far from the Pleia
des, and in a somewhat southeasterly di
rection, a V-shaped figure is situated,
formed by five stars, of which one at once
be recognized as a first magnitude star.
This cluster is called the Hyades, and the
bright star in it is Aldebaran, or Alpha
Taurl, which, as it marks the eye of the
bull7 is sometimes called the Bull's Eye.
The tops of the horns of the beast arc
marked by Beta Tauri, or El Nath and
Zeta. Due south of Taurus the constella
tion Eridanus, or the River Po, meanders
over so extensive a space in the skies that
astronomers, for the sake- of simplicity,
have divided it into the northern and the
southern stream, the latter being by far
"the brighter, hut not visible in our lati
tude. In the latter is Ackernar, or Alpha
Eridani, a first magnitude star of the
brightness of Albebaran, while Beta, or
Cursa, a third magnitude star, is situated
in the northern stream. The classical stu
dent will remember the names Eridanus
and Padus as tho" ancient ones for tho
modern name Fa He will also" remem-
ber the story, so well told by Ovid in his
"metamorphoses," of Phaeton, who was
hurled by Junltcr from AdoIIo's chariot
into the river Eridanul, where he was
found dead by the nymphs.
'Though the constellation Orion is high
up, we ghnij reserve a detailed description
of this most beautiful of all star pictures
for next month, in which, by about 9
o'clock in the evenings, it will reach the
meridian. In speaking of the circumpolar
g&nstellation. we have heretofore confined
ourselves to the two Bears, the Dracon
Cassipoela and Cepheus, but there Is really
a sixth one, Camelopardalus, a modern one,
containing no stars above the fourth mag
nitude, that was placed by Heelius in the
seventeenth century in the sky to co'er
the large, space between Cassiperia and
Poseus on one side and the Great Bear-and
Draco on the other. The principal star is
about 20 degrees from Capella and is less
than 1 degree south of the Arctic circle,
thus marking tho northern boundary of the
The bright star Vega is on the point of
setting, aud the Square oi Pegasus, with
Andromeda and Pegasus, are descending
down the western portion of the skies.
With Orion high up and the brilliant stars
Sirius and Procyon and the fine twin stars
Castor and Pollux rising up, the sky cer
tainly presents a. very brilliant appearance.
DEATH OF DE. M'KIMi'S MOTHER
Succumbs io an Attuclc of the Grip
The friends of Rev. Randolph II. Mc
Klm were much shocked to hear of the
death of his aged mother, which occurred
4:30 yesterday morning, at her home, No.
1035 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md.,
from the effects of a severe attack of grip.
Mrs. McKIm had a large circle of friends
throughout this part of the country and
was very popular.
Mrs. McKIm was a member of the fa
mous Harrison family of Virginia, which
has given so many great men and wo
men to the country. She was born at
Clifton, Va., in 1810 and has lived In Bal
timore since her marriage to the late
John S. McKim, twenty-one years later.
Mrs. McKim was related to some of the
most famous people in this country, being
a descendant of John Randolph, of Roa
noke, and of William Harrison, one of
the signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. Her husband was for many
years the president cf the Powhatan
Steamboat Company and was the son of a
very prominent Baltimore merchant. The
deceased was well known in Baltimore
society for years and was considered one
of the most charitable and benevolent of
women. She enjoyed good health through
out her life and was stricken with the
grip suddenly about a week ago.
Three children survlce her, Rev. Ran
dolph 11. McKIm, D. D., rector of Epiph
any P. E. Church, of this city; and the
Misses Mary R. and Margaret T. McKim.
The funeral will take place this after
noon from Emmanuel P. E. Church at 3:30
and the services will be conducted by Rev.
Dr. J. Houston Eccleston, assisted by
Revs. Thomas E, Pattlson and William M.
Dame. The interment will be at Green
mount cemetery in the McKim vault.
SANTA CLATJS APPEARED.
The Salvation Army Gives an Xinns
Christmas tree exercises were held last
night under the auspices of the Salvation
Army in their barracks in Seventh Street
northwest, between P and Q Streets. The
squad room was tastefully decorated with
evergreens. On the stage was an immense
fireplace, in front of which stood a Christ
mas tree, sparkling with silver and gold,
its boughs drooping from the weight of
toys and candles.
At the conclusion of the Christmas song
service the jingling of bells and the tramp
ing cf hoofs were heard, and a moment
after, when Santa Claus descended the
chimney the enthusiasm was unbounded.
The old gentleman proceeded to unload the
tree, each person receiving a bag of candy
and -a pleasing toy or useful present. The
evenings pleasure closed with the singing
of Christmas carols and songs.
Watch-night services will be held thl3
evening in the Salvation Army hall. No.
930 Pennsylvania Avenue northwest, by
Major and Mrs. Pebbles, assisted by their
staff. The meeting will begin at S o'clock,
and members of 4the army In this city and
Alexandria will be present, together with
Services will be held tomorrow at No.
930 Pennsylvania Avenue as follows: Holi
ness meeting, 11 a. m.: Christians' praise
meeting, 3 p. m.; salvation meeting, S p. in.
A PATRON" OF SCULPTURE.
Potmnter General Smith Receives
u SuKKTentioii From London.
Postmaster General! Smith may blossom
forth as a patron of sculpture. If he lis
tens to the enthusiastic appeals of an
other Smith across the wave he will start
a movement to present Philadelphia w.th
a magnificent statute of William Penn.
Horace J. Smith, of 44 Grosvenor Road,
London, Is very anxious to see the mem
ory of the greatest Pennsylvanian prop
erly honored. Gen. Smith received a lat
ter from him yesterday in which he tells
why the statue should be reared. The
Postmaster General will think it over.
Chnnpres in Fnymnsters.
The following changes in the officers of the pay
department have been ordered by the Secre
tary of War:
Major John C. Muhlenberg is relieved from
duty in this city and will proceed to Havana,
Cuba, and report in person to Lieut. Col. Tasker
Major Culver C Sniffcn is relieved from fur
ther duty as chief pa v master, Department of
the Colorado, and will proceed to thU city and
report in person to the paj master general of the
army for duty as post pavmascr in Washington,
District of Columbia.
Major Francis S. Dodge is relieved from further
duty in Xevv York city; N V., and will proceed
to Denver, Col., and repoit in person to tlie
commanding general. Department of the Colo
rado, for duty as chief pajmasur cf that de
partment. Major Glen II. I.oaran will proceed to Havana,
Cuba, and repoit in person to the chief pjv
master at that station for duty.
Major Jonas M. Cleland is relieved from fur
ther duty in Xevv York city, X. Y., and will
proceed to this city and report in person to the
paymaster general of the army.
Major Clifford S. Walton will proceed at once
to Havana, Culia, and report in person to Major
General William Ludlow, United States Volun
teers or duty.
Movements of Naval Vessel,
The Navy Department has been advised of
movements of the following vessels:
The auxiliary cniier Maj flower has sailed from
Manzanillo for Cienfucgos. The collier Sterling
left Montevideo for San Juan do Porto Rico. The
collier Cassius has been placed out of commis
sion. The gunboat Wheeling is at San Fran
cisco. The gunboat Wilmington arrived at San
Juan de Porto Rico en route to Trinidad and the
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Police Telephone Service Burned
Out InveHtlKatlliK the Jtobliery-
ut a Driii; Store.
A fire this morning in Thompson's
woods, on Woodley Road, near the resi
dence of John R. McLean, caused consid
erable damage to fences and trees on the
property. The fire started about 0 o'clock.
The police of the Seventh precinct weie
notified and the fire department called
upon for assistance. A squad of police
men, together with several men from the
fire department, were sent to the scen2
of the fire. Owing to the lack of water
the engines could not be used, and. the
efforts of the fire-fighters were confined
to beating out the flames with switches.
After about au hour's work the fire was
The police patrol telephone service of
the Seventh precinct station wa3 burned
out yesterday afternoon about 2 o'c o -k
and the station Is without communica
tion with the varloustpatrol boxes in the
precinct. An electric light wire at Tcn
leytowu became crossed with one of the
telephone wires. The damage will amount
to about ?50. Electricians are at
work making repairs. This accident tas
seriously hampered the work of the po
lice, as It Is necessary every time an ar
rest is made for the officer to take the
offender to the station.
Detectives from police headquarters arc
investigating the robbery which was com
mitted in O'Donnell's drug store at the
corner of Thirty-second and O Streets
Thursday night. The police are of the
opinion that the robbery is the work of
thieves who have been operating in vari
ous parts of Washington during the paat
two weeks. A theft of a similar nature
and under similar circumstances has been
reported at Evans drug store at Connecti
cut Avenue and S Street, and also from a
drug store in the northeast. In both cases
small sums were taken. As yet the de
tectives have secured no tangible clew.
The clerk who slept over the store where
the robbery was alleged to have been com
mitted thinks that the theft is the work of
some one acquainted with the premises.
He suspects a colored boy who was former
ly employed in the store.
The changeable weather of tho pnst week
has had the effect of causing a great deal
of sickness in Georgetown. While typhoid,
diphtheria and scarlet fever has run its
course and is practically stamped out. the
grip, tonsilitis and throat troubles have
increased in such proportion as to offset
the decrease in other diseases.
Funeral services over the remains of the
late James R. Shanks were held this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from Oak Hill Chapel.
Rev. Dr. Hammond officiated. The three
Masonic orders of wfcich the deceased was
a' member, attended and conducted the
services at the grave. B. W. Murch. Wor
shipful Master of George C. Whiting
Lodge, F. A. A. M., J. F. R. Appleby. E.
M., cf Potomac Commandry, No. 3, and
J. T. Graves, H. P., of Potomac Chapter,
Xo. S, officiated at the Interment.
The funeral of Miss Kate Turkenton,
who died last Thursday, was held from
Trinity Church this morning at 9:30
o'clock. Requim Mass was celebrated by
Father Scanlon. Interment was made in
The home of Mrs. Charles Volkman. oa
the Conduit Road, was the scene last
night of a very pleasant gathering of
young people from Georgetown. Th2
evening was spent in dancing and game
playing and at a late hour refreshments
Policeman James Haney is confined to
his home with an attack of rheumatism.
Rev. Stanley Billheimer has Just re
turned from a few davs' visit in New
Archibald Fisher is confined to h's
home on Thirty-second Street with an at
tack cf grip.
I.ntc Arnij- Orders.
Tlie follow injr army orders have been issued:
Capt. James II. Hickcy will proceed at once to
Havana, Cuba, and report in person to command
ing general, division of Cuba, for assignment io
Major Frank II. Edmunds will proceed to Ha
vana, Cuba, and report in pern to the command
ing general, Second division. Seventh Annv Corps,
Capt. William F. l.ippitt, jr., is deUiied as a
member of the board of medical officers conencd
October 20. 1S9S. from this office, vite Capt.
George D. DeShon.
Capt. I'ierce M. R. Travw. Eleventh I'niieil
Slates Infantry, w detailed for duty as collector
of customs at the subport of Alajagiiez, I'orto Iti
co. Lieut. William F. Flynn Trill assume the du
ties of chief mustering officer for the hute of
Capt. William Mack, Twenty-fourth United
States Infantry, will proceed to Columbus I!ar
racks, Ohio, anil report in pcrwin to Lieut. Frank
Ilaaaurek. Seventeenth United Stales Infantry,
as witness before the general court-martial now in
session at that post.
Lieut George T. Langlionie, First United States
This is the time
when you can pick
up many a pretty
piece of furniture for
a mere song, as we
are thinning the
stock out preparatory
$ HOUSES HERRMANN,
W1-&03 SEVEXTII STRECT,
Comer of 1 (Eye) St.
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JOHN B. F.SrY, 1010 Pa. arc
A Gold Watch.
Only a Few Left.
To every purchaser, from now
on I will give a Lady's or Gentle
man's Triple-plated Gold Watch,
for $ 2.99, worth $10.
WHITE ASH COAL
$3.99 Per Ton.
717 11th St. X. w.
UAUC Vflli S0 IhrMt. Pfcnples. Copper
UnlL IUU colored bpet. Aches. Old
Bores. Ulcers, ia M-uta Hair
Falling? Write COOK ItEMEDT CO.. 1C31 Ux
lonic Tenple. Chicago, 111., for proofi of cure.
Capital WCO.0CO. Worst cases cured ia 15 to 33
days. lOO-psze book free. myS-ly
Icitant Relief. Care In 1" Days. erer returns. I-arttl
rlartlT send to toy sufferer ia a plain K&ietl envelopn
FREB a precrtj,tic:i -wita tn.1 direction for a qnicsr.
priTate cure for Lit Manhood, Sisht Lew. Xerrou
bebUity. Smal' Weak Parts. Varicocele, etc Addre
G. B. Wright, Music Dealer, Box 1283, Marsha!!, Mich.
Made a well Alan
of Me in 30 days."
Thia old. yet taarvefons. Hindoo
Remedy for men cares all Nerroun
diseases. Faihucr Taemnrr. Vfirhr
2ziIs3tons, Sleeplessness, Lost energy, etc., cansed by
overwork, past excesses or early abuses. Prevents
insanity, enlarges shrunken orsans aad restores
unbltiOD and vlgorostty In old or youmr within 30
days. Iricc 51 Wl a package: Six for)53.00,TrltIi
written guarantee to enre or money refund
ed. XNlAPO can be bad of drusztst named be
low, or. If preferred, wo will send it prepaid secnrelr
3ealed on receipt of price. Book of vuine fre.
STEVENS'S PHARliACT. Bin and PennsylvanU
Avenue, Washington, D. C. nol-tufcsa-ljT
Calebcster'a Ens'TiTi DIastsad Brant
Criminal Bad ObJt Gaonlae.
marc, aivari reliable, laoics atk ,
DrarrSi: Sr atteiotcr lului DU-A
Srand In Kcd asa Gold metallic
boin. iciied irita MtM n&bas. TaLo
aa others Rzfute diuictreu ra&sfiru-
tiOTtandirmtatwruu .AtDraznsts.oreena' 4a.
ia IU3JJ &r tartfriUii. tudtacalali as
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CnlcbuterCaC2ilealC&.Mad!aoaBiurm. a3 Local Drorosu. t'JIILADJU, A.
Cavalry, will proceed to Fort Rslcv, Kan., and
report in person to the conimandin:- omcer First
United States Cavalry, for duty.
Major Henry S. Kilbourne will proceed without
delay to Bath, lie., on oi&cial busines.
TO CONSTBTJE A CODICIL.
AVilllnn J. Go-vnn File' Suit in the
Suit was instituted in equity today by
"William J. Govan, cf Atlanta. Ga.. execu
tor of the last will of Fannie M. Gilbert,
against Fannie T. Wiley and Louis A.
"Wiley, minors, for tbe purpose of having
the court construe the codicil to the will of
The defendants are, respectively, a
Krandniece and grandnephev.- of the tes
tatrix. ASRIVAIS AT THE 20TELS.
La Xbrmandie G. Xourw, Philadelphia.
Willard's J. M. Mackintosh and wife, Titls
bnrg. Arlinon N. B. Dilwortb, Pittsburg. F. Mc
Higgs F. P. Meigs and wife, Connecticut;: W.
Priest, "ew York.
Raleigh IL Gyles. South Carolina: S. Powell.
Mrs. Powell and Miss Powell, Chicago; G. Akcrs,
Chicago; A. Rice and wife, New Yek.
Xational G. S. Coleman. Virginij; W. IL Rol
sn, Baltimore; R. A- Holmes. Xew York; G.
Samon, Boston; G. R. Lewis, Xew Jersey; II. O.
Shorchain W. Kcogh. Xcw York; .T. "Pjrker.
O. J. Kohn. Xew Orleans; T. Cliantler. Pilti
bun;; W. H. Pellman and wife, Xew York; W. W.
Howe, Xew Orleans.
Metropolitan P. Miller. Richmond;" "l.
Schcnck, jr., and wife, Xorth Carolina; G". CV
Spangler, West Virginia; C. J. Movant, Xew
Orleans; F. W". Smith, Wct Virginia.
St. James C. R. Farkington. Philadelphia; E
A. Gebhard. Xew York; G. W. Rieherr. Xew
York; G. Adams. Xew York; W. E. Coprfand.
Lowell; F. X. McCarty, Virginia.
Government Interest Pnymcnti.
United States Treasurer Roberts today mailed
.checks in payment of interest on the 1 per cent
funded loan of 1007. amounting to $.",.w.0i)0. due
January 1- fn January 3 he will mail cheeks in
redemption of Central Pacific (I per cnt bomk,
due January 1, amounting to $12,700,000.
Tito IoIiiteil Question AnsTrercrt.
What is the use of making a better article than
your competitor if you cannot get a better price
Ans. As there is no difference in the price, the
public will buy only the better, so that while our
profits may be smaller on a single sale, they will
be much greater in the aggregate.
How can you get the public to know your make
is the best?
If both articles arc brought prominently before
the public both are certain to be tried and the
public will very quickly pass judgment on them
and use only the better one.
This explains the lage sale of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. The people have been using it
for years and have found that it can always lc
depended upon. They may occasionally take up
with some fashionable novelty put forth with ex
aggerated claims, but are certain to return to the
one remedy that they know to be reliable, and
for coughs, colds and croup there Is nothing
equal to Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. For sale
by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
93S F StTect northwest, and Connecticut Avenuo
and S Street northwest, and 1123 Mary kind Avenue
WALTER'S HEADACTIE POWDERS.
A positive ewe for headache. 3. powdejs 3
doses, S cures, 10 cent. Sold by all droughts.
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