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THE EVENING TIMS, WASIffifGTOff. MONDAY. JANUARY J. 1900.
LANSBURGH & BRO.
T7E wish our many friends
" a happy and prosperous
This elcgaut short knit Under
skirt, all wool, in beautiful shades
of Light Blue, Pink, Red, and
Black, finished with fancy border,
exce.lent width and length, on a
yoke, with draw-string.
420 to 426 Seventh Street.
frvJJ!5" r vi"rvI- l-I-i-I-I-I-i"!!''!'''!-!-!'!
Prler t stock taking we shall 1
otoee ot all odd lotf. result-
log from the Holiday Selling at
prices that arc a mere fraction of !
what these goods arc actually worth. J
Big bargains I SWoboards, China 1
Closets. Hall Hack. Chiffoniers,
Parlor Suite. Crockery. Rugs. etc. S
In addition to tliei low prices are '
the easiest of weekly or monthly 3
payments. withoHt Holes and with- 3
out intetet. All Carpet made, laid, -
and lined rilEE. 2
in, 619. 821, 8237th Strest N. W., j
Between H and I bts.
520 Set of
$ Teeth for
. 2 55
. 3 S3
Cold crowas (2k.)..
Electrical appliances In use. Our
rEIUDELPHU DENTAL PARLORS
I305 F St. N.V'.
ornx SLNDAYS KBOU 10 TO 2.
Other Make Tprlchts at AH Prlcc.
riA.vos ron ket.
Ull Pa. Ave. N. W.
5 Frame the
I r ID TOU get aav picture for
t B a3ti t,iat 'ed framing? Let J.
j. -" us fnsme them, c iiavc a J.
,U new nnd Ehlisli lot of moldtns and J.
we thaige Uss than otliers for the JL
wcrk rio us a trial cider.
SEWARD & CO.,
736 Seventh St.
Dr. G. G. PATTON,
Dcst nubbcr Hates, $3.30. Gold Filling,
75c 22-karat Gold Crowns, $3.
TEETH CLEANED FREE OF CHARGE.
Open Day and Xll.t.
Call at any time. Always icady to Re
DR. G. G I'ATTOX,
uel5-lmo 1213 Twelfth St. K. IV.
The Model Cafe and Luncli Room
FOR LADIES AOT CENTLEMEX. V
C30 r. ave. K.1V. T
niE BEST S5-CEXT MEAL IN TT1E CITT V
Uusir.c3 Men's Lunches. 15 Ont. fmm
11:30 a. m. to 3 p. m.
E. S. WATSON,
i bnUbrlil G
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SCARCITY OF SOFT COAL
Lack of Cars the Reason
lor the Shortage
'I ho MuiiurnutiirorN Suffer From
I 'mil! lit- mill Hifr t uorn Keel tlie
WviKlit of the IniTfasi'il I'rlee.
HtiNitie.s Cenertilly Affected An
other Atlvmicc In the Cunt Kvpeeted
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1. The recent
advances in the prices of bituminous coal
during the past three months, together
with another advance scheduled to go into
effect todaj-, have put an extremely grave
aspect upon affairs in the coal market. In
seme sections cf the country there is little
short of a soft coal famine, and should the
present situation continue many mill own
ers will either have to suspend operations
or resort to the use of wood.
P!;noinllv ic tine trim nf thn TiV 12n-
Huml milling HUtrlpt whpr thousands of
tons are consumed daily. It is becoming
. . , , ,,
more and more a problem for the shippers
to keep the mill owners supplied with coal,
and although they are conscientiously try
ing to fulfill their contracts, yet in many
places the supplies are on the danger 1 ne.
On Friday it was announced that there
vould be an additional advance in the pries
of bituminous coal, to go into effect after
the first of the year. This will not only
affect the local mill owners, but also, and
probably more materially, owners of tug
boats and small steamboat lines. In Sep
tember soft coal was selling at $1 75 and
SI. 80 per ton. During October th price
yas advanced to SI.'jO. and in November
still further to $2.25. This last advance,
repotted on Friday, will put the price at
S2.o0. which means a considerable sum to
The reason for these unprecedented ad
vances lies with the rail toad companies.
They cannot furnish the number of empty
coal ears necessary for the transportation
! of the coal, hence the scarcity. Bitumin
ous coal is the pool est paying freight
known, conrsquently when the railroad
companies can load their cars with a
more piofitable commodity coal is not con-
j sldcred. member of a firm of prominent
cop I lralors Mated yesterday that bl'unim
ous coal would be scarcer for the incoming
venr than 11 had ever been.
"The fault is entirely with the railroid
companies." he said. "They do not fur
nish anything like an adequate number of
j ( jirs to haul the coal to the consumers
j Within the pa&t three months they have
oniy lurnisneu Jt per cent 01 tne numoer
of cars that should have been in use. As
a result of this the vessels lying at the
different ports cannot be loaded in time,
and an enormous loss is caused by the de
lay. Within a short time vessel rates
have jumped from "5 cents to $2 per ton.
The railroads are not likely to do any
thing toward loosening matters, either,
for it is to their advantage to have the
prices of bituminous coal high. After the
lirst of the year they propose to advance
the freight rates CO cents per ton. and by
April 1, iy00. there will be an additional
rise of 20 cents. While soft coal is scarce
all around, there is less of it in New Eng
land than anywhere, and a two weeks'
freeee-up would put all the mills to burn
ing wood "
Owners of tugboats will especially suffer
by the increase. One prominent owner in
the city stated that it practically means
the putting of nearly one-half the tugs in
"This year has been the worst in the his
tory of the tugboat business," he said.
"We were just about making expenses be
fore, but now to carry on business would
mean loss. The coal we have been getting
lately is of an inferior quality, and we will
le compelled to burn pea coal until things?
The large steamboat companies will not
be affected by it. liowever, as their con
tracts are always made a year in advance.
It was staled yesterday on good authority
that several prominent coal linns had cor
nered the pockets throughout the country
and in this way controlled the coal market.
These men will reap a rich harvest when
the contracts for the ensuing year are to
be drawn up.
AID FOR THE SOLDIERS.
Inns for the Afinj mill
ti-r. I). A. It.
.Mrs. Mary E. Chamberlin. of 220G 0
Street northwest, announced today that the
Army and Xavj Chapter D. A. R.. has de
cided to open a woman's exchange and
cafe at 722 Seventeenth Street northwest,
to raise funds to aid disabled soldiers and
sailors of tfie Spanish war. and the women
and children dependent upon them for
support. Mrs. Chamberlin, in explaining
the details ot the plans, said:
"Many families arc left near the arm
rostfe bereft of support, and are now beg
ging for employment. Many of the sol
diers, who went to fight for their country,
arc now returning discharged for disa-
liiliiv fin? nro nnlv nlilo in norf.irni Mirt
lightest labor. The chapter aims to pro-
vide lor just such cases as these, and to
build up an enterprise that will give em
ployment to those who can work.
"The cafe will be dainty, attractive, and
of practical benefit, and the exchange will
be like those which are so successfully
maintained in all other large cities."
ENVELOPED IN FEAMES.
TVnililc Dentil of n Wonuiii in
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1. -Mrs. Annie
Dow dell, twenty-three years old, was bur--ed
to death yesterday morning at her home,
1233 Dover Street. Mrs. Dowdcll nnd her
husband, James, have been married only
a bhort time and lived in a neat little
house at the Dover Street address. They
were not wealthy, and in order to make the
burden of living lighter they toolc a board
er, a young man. They lived happily to
gether for some time and prospered. Now
all is woe in the once happy little home.
James Dowdell has been sick for some
time and confined to his bed, and Mrs.
Dowdell has been obliged to arise early
every morning, fix the lire and get break--
fast for their boarder. It was while she
was engaged in this task yesterday that
she met with the injuries which caused her
death. Slipping on a wrapper Mrs. Dow
dell went to the kltcher to prepare break
fast. In some way yet to be explained the fire
iu the range leaped out and ignited her
wrapper. The sight of tne flames terrified
the woman and she rur.hed about crying
for help. The boarder lierrd her cries,
and rushed quickly downstairs to her as
sistance. He found her enveloped in flames
from head to foot, and she was running
around wildly. After an effort he caught
the unforttinate woman and wrapped her
up in a piece of rag carpet which he tore
hastily from the floor.
In a fcxv minutes the flames were extin
guished, but Mrs. Dowdell had become tin.
conscious. She was hurried to U12 German
Hospital, where everything that cculd be
clone was done for her, but she died in a
few hours, bhe wa3 burnt all over her
CoiiNiilcrin McXecI Onsc.
The Commissioners arc conf-idciin-r the case of
Klice sergeant Samuel McXccIy. who was charg
ed with accepting a bribe from WillLun Lcc, the
proprietor ot a well-known dive. Tlie cjse was
ignored by the grand jnry, when it wa brought
to their attention by the police judge, but it Is
not thought that this action will influence the
Commissioners in their decision.
FEEDING THE HOMELESS.
The Av Year Work of the Central
lit inn MIhmIoii.
Over a thousand persons of both sexes
and without discrimination ns to color
were treated to a sumptuous New Year
dinner totUv at the Central Union .Mission.
The oceaslrn was also made a reception
to the err t number of homeless men and
women . the city who were entertained
by Mrs. II. II. K. Macfarland, Chairman
of the Woman's Band of Workers of Mis
sion, and her assistants. The feast for the
wanderers was set in the new chapel on
the Louisiana front of the Mission building
and everyone was given plenty and an ex
pression of hope for their better welfare
during the year to come.
While this most Interesting part of the
greetings of the members of the board of
directors of the Mission was taking place
in the dining hall evangelistic services
were being conducted in the auditorium of
the Mission. There services were held
each hour during the. day from noon until
0:30 p. m., with a change of leaders each
Among the visitors at the mission dur
ing the day were Mrs. L. A. Douglass, the
widow of the founder of the institution.
! and MS. J. II. HltCllCOCk, the wife Of the
1"" f nthe, f b f directors.
I These ladies assisted the members of the
board oi directors and their wives in the
' reception helld in the board room on the
second floor of the Mission Building. The
members of the board of directors and the
ladies who assisted are. Mr. and Mrs. O.
H. Brown, Mr. nnd Mrs. A. L. Swartwout.
1 mi. miu iurs. j. c. i-nm, air. una iirs.
, George W. Wheeler. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
J. Ladson, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Boyce, Mr.
jaiid Mrs. W. C. Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. N. A.
, Robbins. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Harding, and
.Mr. Allen Hood and Miss Jennie Wood.
Those who assisted Mrs. Msefar'and in
serving the dinner were Me&dames Ray
mond. Graves, Sextcn. Harris, Clayton
Rollins. Canlgan, Craft Moores.and MUses
Bodwell, Carrigan Craft, and others.
The bill of faie was such as Is found at
all well-conducted restaurants, and consist
ed of plenty, and a variety of meats, veg
etables, bread, soup, coffee, tea. and deli
cacies. A FIEE IN A HAY LOFT.
The ltlue Due to nil tllXuri to Thntv
Kroxen 11 pen.
A slight fire occurred shortly after noon
today at the flour and feed store of W.
S. Hoge & Bro.. i20 C Stieet northwest.
The employees of the house were thnwing
out a frozen water pipe and the flames
from the brazier caught on the woodwork
and ;.ere communicated to the third door,
where a large quantity of baled hay was
An alarm was turned in from Box 152 by
Charles Dement. The quick response of the
fire department prevented the blaze from
doing serious damage.
There was no damage to the building
and only a small quantity of the stock wa&
it was thought that $000 will cover the
entire loss. The building and stock are in
sured. The icy pavements made the work
of the firemen doubly dangerous.
One of the hose carriages was almost
upset in turning the corner of Tenth Street
at Pennsylvania Aenue. The street was
to Slippery that the wagon spun around
like a top when the turn was made. Xo
damage was done, however.
TWO YEARS I2f A TRANCE.
V ltMiinrknIil.' ( ksi- in ('11 li Corn in
l-'iii:il! 1i-ll!n l Tr.-ii im-ii (.
SAX FUAXCI5CO. Cal.. Jan. I. Life fs
slowly returning to Miss Klida Wilbur, of
this cltj. who ncnrlj two years apo drop
ped asleep and remained until ery re
cently unconscious. Many doctors and
scientists hae tried to arouse her. but
now she scenib in a fair way to recover
from her trance. A few days ago she
showed that she knew her surroundings,
and she has regained consciousness to a
considerable degree, although not yet able
Miss Wilbur was found one morning in
the latter part of I'ebrunrj. 1S9S. lyinR
fully dressed on the lounge in her room,
as though calmly sleeping. The window
was open and sa was the transom oer,
her room. The gas had apparently been
blown out. for the .stop was half on. as
though the light had been lowered.
Her pesitiou was eas and unconstrained,
and had it not been for the fact that her
bed was unoccupied and that the apart
ment was permeated with the smell of
gas no alarm would have oeen le.t and she
would have been left to sleep on.
A physician worked over her for hours
without the hlightest result, and at last a
consultation was decided upon. Ever
remedy known to have availed in similat
cases was tried, but in vain. In the days
that followed prominent physicians exam
ined this unusual case and gave their best
efforts for her relief, lint there was not
the slightest improvement. Blistering,
electricity, white heat, ire bandages on the
spine everything known to seience was
tried in turn, and still the patient lay
The strongest shock of electricity had no
more effect than the gentlest touch of tfcr
hand. Her eyes stared into vacancv. 1111-
seeing, unknowing. It would have hoi-r.
impossible to determine when she slept
but for the fact that
her eyes remained
wide open during the day and far into the
If the lids were forced do.vn they in
stantly flew open upon removal of the
pressure. Only during a short interval in
the night did this persistent stanng at
nothing, into nothing, cease. The eye
lashes then rested on the checks until
suddenly, without movement of the body
or any of the customary signs of awaken
ing, they were raised once again, and the
eyes resumed their absent gaze.
Her limbs remained in any position in
which they were placed. Once or twice
she moved her legs ju&t a little, and once
she opened snd clobeJ her month, as though
thirsty. Water was given her. This was
all considered hopeful, but there was no
continuance of these hopeful signs.
She was incapable of motion, as she was
of action, even the mechanical perform
ance of chewing and swallowing food. Yet
when a spoonful of ice cream was put in
her mouth she swallowed it as though the
cold were grateful. A professional nurse
watched her by day and another waited
anxiously for favorable sign or symptom
by night. But still the patient lay supine,
and as time passed the question as to what
force or power was to awaken this sleep
ing girl became more and more serious.
Hypnotism produced no effect. It could
not make her sleep any deeper; it cou'd
not Induce the tireless lids to droop: it
could not awaken; it was powerless.
Christian Science gave all the force of its
intangible aid, but it could not work upon
this trancelike stupor. The weeks and
months slipped by, and she grew a little
thinner, but otherwise there was uo
change. Osteopathy failed to work in her
Six months ago a new physiciau began
treating her. and has kept steadily at it.
For weeks, however, he was no more suc
cessful than many others who had tried
their utmost to restore Miss Wilbur to
consciousness. But quite recently she gave
signs which caused the faithful watchers
to become hopeful. She showed that she
knew her surroundings, and took the light
sustenance offered. Miss Wilbur has been
The young woman's finance, James Dum
fhy, is one of those who is anxiously
watching the change in her condition.
(From the Philadelphia Press.)
"I dropped into tell jou," said the smart little
man. "that I don't propose to pa for the paper
you've been sending me for the last five jaare.
Vou can keep on tending bills long after I'm dead
and gone if jou think it worth while!"
"No, said the editor quietly, "wc can't afford
to print your bills on asbestos."
New York Representative
Wants American Intervention.
An AiltfrcMH Delivered in His Home
City in AVIileli the Speaker Sny.t
'Hint Conferees Should Take Action
if the President Ilefiises to Do
So Ills Kitriiest Support Pledged.
NEW YORK, Jan. 1. Representative
William Sulzer of New York was one of
the speakers at the demonstration of Boer
sympathizers at the Academy of Music last
night. He made an address that was well
received. Mr. Sulzer said among other
"I am glad to be here tonight because I
take, a deep interest in the life and death
struggle tor liberty now going on in South
Africa. In a fight between liberty and
monarchy I want to see liberty win.
"I am not ashamed to have it known
that my sympathy Is with the heroic Boers
in their resolute endeavor and determined
effort to maintain their homes and their in
dependence against the piracy and the tyr
anny of the British Crown. I want to see
them win in 'this contest because they are
right and deserve to win.
"Their cause ia a Just cause. No one
can honestly dispute that. They are de
fending their homes anil repelling a re
morseless invader. England's attempt to
steal their country Is an outrage, an act
of criminal aggression, and should be con
demned by the Christian powers of the
world. In my judgment nine-tenths or
the American people are against England
in this matter and in sympathy with the
South Airicau patriots.
"In 177R the patriot lathers of this re
public fought England to gain our inde
pendence. The South African patriots to
day are fighting the fame country to main
tain their Independence. That is the only
"In South Africa there are two free and
Independent countries one called the
'South African Republic.' the other called I
the 'Orange Free State." They are duly j
organised governments, republican in form, j
patterned to a grtat extent after our ovn, ,
and recognized as free and independent 1
throughout the world. As a matter of law 1
and as a matter of fact. England has no J
more right to meddle with them, or to in
terfere in their internal affair., than she j
has to meddle with Mexico o- interfere .
in the internal aftairs of th t'nited '
State.. These Mates are now and have '
been since ISS-l free and independent states. I
"The South African patriots are white
j '"" The' arf a Kotl dcJl '',ke th' Itriot
in uui uii lit' tuiuuuu. i lit. iue uitu
1 homes, their freedom nnd their liberty. J
, They come from good old Saxon ancestors
I from the north of Europe. They are flesh J
of our llesh and bone of our bone. They :
love free Institutions the same as we do I
for the sake of pergonal liberty. It cornea ,
' to them naturally und by inheritance. The.r j
' love of liberty is not of a day or of a year.
but of centuries. They have never been
conquered, and in my opinion, no matter
1 what others may think, the never will I
1 be." '
1 Mr. Suiter graphically referred to the t
' history of the Boers, likening It to the J
1 early struggles of th American Republic. I
He dwelt ujkmi h hardiihlp3 endured by
the early wrttk j ot ench In their strug- J
gleg to found m nation for the benefit of j
posterity, and with much force dpc'ared !
"These brarp Horn are fighting for ic
publicauism agnioit monarchy, for dem- j
ocracy against plNtocracy. for home rulu ,
igaiiifit the bayotiot; for the sovereignty of
the individual against th smnrtlty if the
Ciown; for the ballot against the thrcne.
for the love of home ngainbt the love of
gold: for Saxon freedom against British
tyranny, for the Integrity of their cintry
against .1 ruthless invader, for the school
house and the church against the army
barracks and the military fort, for reli
gious freedom against foreign domination;
for the fireside of civilization aaint tlu
blazing torch of devastation, fcr free in
stitutions .igaiiihl imperialism, and above
all and beyond ali they are lighting a bat
tle for the rights of man."
The sseaker told of th organization of
the Orange I'ree State and the South Afri
can Republic and the recognition given by
Great Britain in 1SS. nnd asserted th'U
ever since then "these two brave little Kp-
publics-sister? of our own-have been as
free and as independent as our own great
Keptiblic. Then, is no doubt about this."
Mr. Sulzer quoted from papers prepared
by Lord Derby, when Secretary of Stat.
for the Colonies, to prove his assertion. He
also quoted a speech delivered by Mr
Chamberlain in 1S!'6 in which the latter
"To go to war with President Kruger in
order to force upon him reforms in the in
ternal affairs of his State, in which Secre
taries of States, standing in this place,
have repudiated all right ot interference
that would be a. course of action as im
moral as it would have been unwi3e."
Further oil Mr. Sulzer in referring to
the attitude of the United States iu the
Boer war. said:
' There is no doubt a secret understand
ing exists today between the White House
and Downing Street. It ought not to, but
"I am opposed to an Vnglo-Araericau al
liance, expressed or implied, especially
when its object is the advancement of im
perialism, the march of armie., the down
fall of republics, the destruction of free
institutions, the enslavement of man, and
the perpetuity of the power of kings.
"In the first place the President should
have offered the friendly offices of thla
country to prevent this cruel war. He
should have responded to the great and
mighty petition for peace presented to him
at the beginning. He should have acted
on the findings, the conclusions and the
judgment of The Hague Peace Conference,
lie could have done so consistently.
"But the friends of free institutions
should not lose hope we should not des
pair even though the White House seems
to be enveloped in the atmosphere of an
English fog. It is not too late for this
Republic to assert itself in behalf of re
publican institutions. It is not too laid
for us to demand an honorable peace in the
interest of humanity, Christianity, and
"If the President will not act Congress
can and Congress should. I have offered
in the House of Representatives a joint
resolution protesting against the war.
granting the ijjoers belligerent rights, and
instructing the President to bring about
a cessation of .hostilities, and an honorable
peace. This ought to be done and done at
once. I promise you I will do all in my
power to pass that resolution, and pass it
will, in my opinion.
Livingstone Hv'Ic.s to He Shown.
(From the, London Mail.)
The llny.il Geographical Society has Kindly
Kneii permit-ion for the relies in its possession
to be placed on ievv at the Livingstone Exhibi
tion, which is lol)o held early next month at St.
Martin'sTown Hall, Charing Cro, under the
presidency of the Right Hon. Sir George Taub-
man-Goldie. These include the great traveler's
sextant, an autograph map, some leaves from the
tree near Cliitambo, at the foot of which his
hcuit lies buried, and one or two portraits. Mrs.
WiUun, Dr. Livingstone's joungret daughter, has
promised a pocket case of surgical instruments
used by the doctor and other articles of interest.
John Murray and his brother have lent a por
trait and an autograph MS., while among other
exhibits will be found several rit; nal letters, a
page from one of the explorer's journals, to
gether with tl.c pen with wliich it was written.
Relics of other, travelers, including seme of the
medicine chests used on the Stanley expedition,
will also he on view, the object of the exhibition
being to help the promotion of the health and
comfort of the missionaries and travelers. To
ward this end special sections will be devoted to
the display of tents and camp equipment, food,
clothing, medicine, house building, 'Mutation,
heating and lighting, a,nd personal hygiene.
The Size of Cnnndn.
(From the Brooklyn Ejgle.)
Canada lacks only 237,000 square miles to be
as large as the whole continent of Europe. It
is nearly thiity times as large as Great Diitain
and Ireland and "00,000 square miles larger thin
the United States.
922-24-26-28 Seventh St.
and 704-6 K St. "The Dependable Store."
We start the
A Hosiery Special.
Choice of Ladies', Men's, and Children's Full Regu
Iar Made Fast Black Hose --with high spliced heel and
toe and double sole will be offered for one day at
iyc3 prs 50c.
Great sale of upholsteries and bedwear.
Tomorrow we put on sale one hun
dred gross of best quality Brass Cur
tain Pins and offer them at the IC
extraordinary low price per doz. at.
An immense quantity of Cotton Ball
Fringe In all the newest color combina
tions to match the latest draperies
actual value Is ." cents a yard 1iC
tomorrow for IS
."00 pairs of Nottingham Lace Cur
tains, full length and width heavily
worked in new and desirable patterns
go on sale tomorrow, per pair, Q(JC
200 pairs of finest quality selected
California Wool Blankets in both grey
and white finished with silk-bound
edges regular $1 values
75c and $1 gloves, 44c
Only ladies with small hands may share in thi.s great Glove offer because
there's but one size number six. To those who can wear 5s it'a the blggwt
kind of a bargain. They are the fashionable Mot ha Gloves in 2-cIup style t
tan, grey, and brown shades. None are worth leas than 75c while many an
dollar value, choice tomorrow at 14 rents a pair.
5c, 8c, and 10c handkerchiefs, 3c.
Because they're a trifle mussed or soiled we shall offer you Ladies' II&Mi
kerchiefs at a ridiculous price tomorrow That's a slight fault, certainly that
the laundry will speedily correct. Th?re are hundreds and hundreds of them
some of pure linen others of sheer Swiss, lace, and embroidery trimmed and
more with embioidered initial. Former prices were 5c Se, and 19c. Take your
pick tomorrow at 3 1-2 cents each
Great values in linens.
50 dozen Heavy Absorbent Cotton
Honey-comb Towels full bleached
good size which are worth 8
cents tomorrow for
Pure Linen Huck Towels size 10 by
Zb hemmed ready for use and finish
ed with neat red border strict
ly all linen our lac leader
special for one day at
25c mills, 1 4c.
Misses' anil Children's Fast Black
Worsted Double Mitts, extra heavy
w eight that'll keep the hands snug and
warm. They're told regularly at 2Ti
cents a pair- and on'y offered for this
one da at 11 cents a pair, -r
DAMAGED BY FIRE.
Vti i:nrl 'HntilJiK Illnzi' of t nlinonn
Fire which originated from some "un
known cause in a shed in the rear of 115
' G Street southwest, and which spread to a
i br,ck fetabIe adjoi,linK 0I1 one side and a
woodshed on the other did damage to the
estimated extent of $113 about S o'clock
this morning. The fire was discovered by
Policeman Dierkopf. of the Fourth precinct,
who turned in an alarm from box Xo. If.
The shed in the rear of 116 G Street, in
which was stored a quantity of furniture
owned by Florida Allen, was damaged to
the extent or $.0. The damage to the otL
or shed and the stable, both of which
are owned by Robert O'Xeil, was also es
timated at $50. A wagon owned by Peyser
Shappirio, a grocer, who occupied the tta
bie, was damaged to the extent of ?1j.
THE BODY OF JUDGE FLIPPIN.
IdciitillciMinii of n Dend Mnn nt tin
Rees B. Edmonston. an attorney, with
offices in the Corcoran nuilding, today
identified the body of the man who wa,
asphyxiated by inhaling illuminating gas
at Kolb's Hotel in E Street northwest,
Saturday morning, as that of Judge Wil
liams S. Flippin, of Memphis. Tcnn.
The identification was made at the
njorgue at the Sixth precinct station
house. Mr Eilmnnstnn sava that .Tudze Fliooin
formerly had an office in the Corcoran J
Building, and was well krown here among
the legal fraternity. Judge Flippin wa- 1 1
brother of Mayor Flippin of Memphis. t
Tenn.. snd he returned from a visit there .
ttbout seven months ago. Since that time J
little is known ot the deceased. His prac
tice, it is said, had diminished because of
his unability to look after it, due to his
age which is given as seventy-five years.
Morgue Master Schoeneberger this after
noon telegraphed to Mayor Flippin an
nouncing the death of his brother and csk
ing for instructions as to the disposition
of the body.
(Frcm the Philadelphia l'rcss.)
A servant girl's trades union will s-oon be as
necessary in Kngland as in Illinois, if one may
judge from the" following "w mt ad." in the
"London Telegraph: "Kenuircu. good, strong
girl. Used to housework and make herself gen
erally useful. In business house. Must be able to
mp or play from music. 13. Comfortable
home. N'o children. Addrres C, Ilox S.T7, Postal
Department. 'Daily Telegraph,' Fleet Street, K.
C." Yet there are misguided creatures who say j
Engljnd U not a musical country! All. the lady
slaey fling3 back with scorn so unworthy a sug
gestion. Picture th" little drama. Somewhere
in the dim recrftfi of the basement this girl is
polL-.hir.ff the broad surface of the "marster's"
hoots. Suddenly the voice of Mr. Yellow p!uh is
heard in strident tours from above: "Tow, then.
Hiss P.idcrcwski, when yer've finished a-bmshin
theme there boots tumble up and wallop the
music room pianr.er while ihe mareter takes 'is
nap." Xot a mus.cal country, indeed!
People find prompt relief
and cure by taking IIood'3
Pills, the great family ca
thartic and liver stimulant.
P. I. Hood & Co.. Lowell. 3taS3.
Happy New Year.
Store Closed Today.
DROOP'S MUSIC HOUSE,
J)25 Pa. Ave.
100 pairs of Grey Wool-finished Blan
kets, full double bel size with taped
borders go on sale tomorrow, cqc
per pair, at J"
Double Bed Comforts both aides
covered with fine French sateen and
filled with pure white laminated cotton
tufted or quilted actual CI 7C
$2.50 values for Jl.l J
A case of Double Bed White Crochet
Spreads, in handsome Marseilles pal
terns pearl hemmed fresh and JQC
new go on sale tomorrow at.. ..
100 dozen genuine Yaje-Holland and
Opaque Window Shades some trim
med with heavy lace fringe others
plain mounted on strong spring roll
ers that will not get out of order CC
easily choice for "
Two lots of Evtra Fins Towels one
of heavy Belfast linen huclc. pure whit
and enra large size. 25xM inches, with
heavy woven borders and fringed ends.
The other is a fine satin damask, pure
white, with hemstitched ends 7'JC
Worth 5e and 39c for
Heavy Cream German Table Damask,
very h aiMl close woven 82 inches
wide strictly all pure linen "J XZ
Worth GOe a yard for 42
For tomorrow only 2t"-inch Twilled
Gloria Umbrellas, with steel rod and
strong frame -Congo wood handles at
3f cents each. Ram or shine you can
not afford to be without an umbrella
when they're obtamab'e for so little.
Warm Rooms for
We've got a Caa Heater
for 51.2.1 tnat throws off
as much heat as one of
nearly double Its size
Will narm a ball room as-
thoroughly as yoi: could
expect and absolu'el7
safe and substantial. Ths
greatest lice cf stoves
and heaters In th? city.
Best values, too.
C. A. riuddiman
616 I2th. I
The Stamp Appears
on f.iry laf cf t! " ceainic ( bv's
"MtrrUhlc'N KKLAD " Re n t ii.. civ. d Look
fi the star..p anil rcf... e lircail net .'tjmn-d
H s crs s 11 "MOTHERS F.ttb D We
del.rcr u t t' "in fru'i tl r i.r" j Jav
o PURE AS MOTHER MADE IT 3
r CORBY'S s
t Want Power?
FOU EITItf.i: purpose KI.Kt TRK m
m unexcelled. It ij safe reliable
- clejp Hundreds of machines
sre run by it thoi!.mds of Starrs aBd
1 ( ucs arc lighted by it. Have Inran
itrert Arc Lump put in jour store. tVr
furnish lamps and current. T'whc TS77.
V. S. nicctrie l.IcIitlnK Co.
Potomnc Electric l'nncr Co.
The tcit breid
baked h;ars it
M Y K Y X Z V
BIJEAD. All a;es
can enjoy and
thrive upon its
nutritious and pura
the least fear ot
grocer will supply
you if you dcmanJ
BAKERY. 714-716 ELEVENTH ST.
Have your teeth put in order
to you can enjoy jourself. No
happiness with acliin; teeth.
Crown and bridge, $& to $i
per tooth. Good plate teeth,
o. Teeth cleaned frea of
MAN'S DENTAL PARLORS.
1300 F St. N.W.
Branch Office. 211 tJS St,
uULuMdIA leading theatr
SPKCIAL MVTISEE TODAY.
'T1IK .JOLLY Ml'SKETBKK."
RKCILUI PRICKS V.H.L PEV 1L.
Extra I Extra ! Extra I
TfacBurton Holmes Lectures,
With ILLrSTRATIONS in COLOR and
APPROPRIATE MOTION PICTt'RES.
TUESDAY AT 4:15 P.M.
ROl NDABOC r I'UUS.... ...January- 9
GRAND CANYON January 13
MOKI LAND , . .January 23
Seat?, 25c, 50c, "3c, ami ft Now on sale.
A Runaway Girl,
Oil, U.-TEN TO THE BIND.
THE HOY f.f EinH RP.'IT.
Augustin Daly's Musical Co.
IM LI LIXG
Mr. JAM EST. POWERS
11 A. M.,
3 P. M.
8:15 P. 31.
I'OUTh U UVMUX
IDI.XL HOL1D Vk HILL.
x T Intiffi'
M' ard Mr.
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. ml Harn-.
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BVk br K1MKK I. IIUIt, m.:.i. krJtMU
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And S.-itiirdav- Only.
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thk i -w ttiMxw.r rntto r A
Ensemble of IOO.
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ENTERTAINMENT UD HSTRBCTIOI.
The Hails of th
1912 14 l-ls New York Are.
For Promotion of National Gattsries.
li! M.ritr Evptun. Vwt.im. Ronu: ..
vlriiM' rt. X-ihimtiM. Manners. a i (
Mr Opn rjih fii n ! a. n t" l' - '
F.im (hintz ,l " "'II rum" j KM it
uict ir (!.. f.i'if? Mr m.YVKUX
Mimi w.!l na'. n ( Alfcrem H I I s .
iveiMDR. and j'iiiriMlr unit it rrT.pt: aii t
-i43nr in hwjhm. IpS):''
For Mount Vernon,
Alexandria, and Arlington.
Electric inio). !atkn 11 Vi it. and fa. are. Far
VI t. Yernom ererr honr. from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
For ATexaBrfria ami Art'nston See teit?dti.
JtOL'ND TR'P to Mr. terasa. 69c. Reuifi tnji
to Alexandria. 25c. Hound trip to Arlington. 0?.
Rcnsd trip to lit. Vcrnoo, includw? Ailiajtoj
i rat Alexandria. COc.
Vnb.. Alexandria t 31 1. Vernon lty,
909 7th Street.
"as assumed a .nrlart depot and th tft ol
e if-ivr distribution ol the well kaown
Saratoga Star Spring Water,
V tloh. sparkles AHEMK'VX Uk j ,
. .-faint Slit fi' A cf. if aet Mipenot to, an. . ,u
?7 ,"i0 ca' vl j0 ifiurtd.
.ss.W iae f 30 jiinis.
M dewn tnsrt.
$1 to dorrn pints.
Xo Branch Hottes. Sn fer Trie Li-U
The BEST Bread in Tow.i
Baked br the
BOSTON BAKING CO.
Bakers tcr the JlJliitude.
1538-32 Seventh St. N. .
Choice Wines and Liquors
For the Holidays.
iac-32 Seventh St. N. V.
For PREMIUM STAMPS
rth St. 715 Market Space.
All the ecttest and
cost attractive ityles 19
men'j shoes. iilxclu,
tint, patent !;athtr.
Equal to any
B4S Pennsylvania Avenue.
Is the most rffi'fltve cire for ail tliroj' and lua;
trcub'es !i dtusRi'ts", jOc and '1 00.
!a Ea31?NSPecdi,y care3 whoP
nir-couzh. crouo and
measle-cough. It is safe
I nurh VkTtl I n and sure. Mothers you
V'VMSU J wPcan always rely oa it.
Children like it. Doses are staaU. Pnccsjcts.