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THE EVENMa-'THIES, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1900.
S. KANN. SONS & CO.
Always the Best of Everything: for the Least Money.
The Busy Corner.
Tomorrow, Sure Enough,
and at prices little enough. There'll be ten-hours of bargaining
tomorrow with remnants, odds and ends, and broken lines, gath
ered from all over the store, playing the title roles. They are
here in legions every department providing its share of the
values, and the cup of economy Hows high with opportunities.
The clearance we've so strenuously aimed for right straight
along furnishes double efforts when such lofs are to be dealt
with. There's a combination of price rarity-and worth that will
not tind a rival.
Men's and Boys 2100 Linen Cuffs
four-nly quality worth lo cents
per pair. Tomorrow, the clear
ance price is
All of our 50c Silk Neckwear, in
Puffs. Four-in-Kands. English Squares,
etc. This means a cut price on already
, the best line in the city. To
morrow, the clearance price
?. for Jl.
- Men's White Laundered Shirts re
enforced back and front. Patent htays
and felled seam worth half
dollar laundered. Tomorrow,
the clearance price w ill be.
Gloria Umbrellas paragon frame,
, steel rod, 26 and 28 inches ip
matchless 7oc quality Clear- f ( ,
40 VesTe Suits, sizes 3 to S: fancy
wool cheiiots. in stripes, checks, and
plain colors, sailor or small round col
lar; braided and trimmed; silk lapels;
separate cloth or velvet
ve&L Sold for ?2 : and $2.
Friday's price... .
28 Double-breasted Suits sizes 7 to
16: blue, black, and fanr cheviots;
well made, patent bands.
seams all stayed. Sold for
?2.9S and $2.50. Fridaj'
Worsted Toques for Bojs and
Girls, double weave, everj com
bination of color
S. KANN, SONS & CO.
Eighth and Market Space.
"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T
CONGKESS HEIGHTS AHOUSED.
ProtCHt AKrniiiot llic AVIIoii Purlt Sale
hj- tlie Citizens' AiHocInllon.
".The Congress Heights Citizens' Associa
tion has submitted to Congress a protest
against the contemplated purchase by the
Government of the land known as Wilson
ParJi. for additional grounds for the Gov
ernment Hospital for the Insane.
-In the protest, the reasons for their ac
lion are exhaustively treated by the as
sociation, the committee on legislation
having elaborated the plans of the con
templated purchase and explained them
fully. This committee is composed' of Gus
tave Bender, Charles W. Frazier, V. M.
Tucker, Theodore Dietrich, and O. A. Em
iuon The land in question Is owned Ty Rich
ard T. Wilson, of N'ew York, and contains,
according to the certificate of the Tax As
sessor of the District of Columbia, 105.78
acres at Pencote Heights, in the suburb
known as Congress Heights. The tax cer
tificate of assessment shows that the land
liSsTEeen assessed at a valuation of $8,573,
and the fundamental reason for the pro
test is that the bill which is to be intro
duced in Congress will provide for an ap
propriation of $245,000 for its purchase by
the Government, a price which, the citi
zens' association declares, is about $200,000
in excess of the true value of the land.
For verification of this declaration, they
cite an instance of a sale last summer of
improved property within 200 yards of this
tract, for which $2,300 was paid, and es
timating the value of the improvements at
$1,000, the true value of the land, they as
sert, was about $419 per acre. This, they
claim, proves that by the sale of the Wil
son property to the Government for $245,
000, the United States would pay about
these Little PI1U.
They also relieve Dis
tress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Too
Hearty Eating. A per
fect remedy for Dizzi
ness, Nausea, Drowsi
ness, Bad Taste in the
Tain in the Side, TOR
PID LIVER. They regulate the Uowels,
Small PHI. Small Dose. Small Price.
IS IDEAL BEER.
There's nothing about it
that could be improved.
It's brewed right and bot
tled right. It's pure, old,
and de'.ightful in flavor.
A favorite with ladies as
well as with men.
X2l lxrttlcs. sent in unlettered
wagons, ?1.2o. Write or 'phone
E Washington Brewery Co.,
4TH AND F STS. N.E. 'Phone 2JE4.
II S. KAN$,SONS & CO.
, Broken Lines.
Men's "Winter Underwear natural
wool, camel, hair, fleece lined, and der
by ribbed. The best f0c gar
ments in the city. Clearance
Men's' Red Flannel Shirts and Draw
ers an exceptionally good quality.
$1.00 can't "buy better any
where in the city. Clearance
Men's All-silk? White Puff Ties
neatly made, and dressy shape.
Cleaiance price, tomorrow
Ladies' and glen's Umbrellas silk
taffeta 2C and 2S-inch cov
er to match. Fancy hand
les S2 and $2.50 value.
Boys' Reefers, sizes 3 to-S; Chinchil
las, Cheviwe.-jiCitrakbans; braided and
trimmeo, . -Kcguiar rnce,
$2.50 and $3.00. Friday's
All of out 75c and 9Sc All-wool Knee
Pants; none better-made, every
size from 3 to 16. Fridaj 's
Boys Mackintoshes, Blue and Black;
plaid lined: seams sewed, cemented.
and stayed; all-siz
to match everyrslze.
for ?2.HS ....
$203,000 more than the present market
value of the property. Moreover, it is
claimed that the property is not contigu
ous to the asylu'm .grounds, but is separ
ated therefrom by a tract of land having a
frontage of about two and one-half acres
on Xichols Avenue; and that ample ground
is already within the reservation of the
hospital for the erection of the buildings
specified in the bill which is to be intro
Adjunctive tb these principles set forth,
is the assertion ' that there would be. by
the purchase,, a contiguity of the grounds
of the asylum nd those of the recently
erected public, school building not at all
desirable, and, in the opinion of the citi
zens of the suburb, the whole project em
bodies a dejsifitc upoh the Treasury of the
Government andaestruction of real es
tate values in the neighborhood.
SERVICES 3LT ST. PATRICK'S.
MiinIcjU 3fcy;rjpitoue to Dc Rcmlcrrri
There Thlii Afternoon.
The special solemn services of (he Per
petual Adoration Society will be held this
afternoon at 4:S0 o'clock, at St. Patiick's
Church. Dr. Stafford will preach.
The following musical programme will
Prelude Christmas Offertory If. Barrett
"Aderte Fidcles" v. Xoxeilo
"Veni Creator" Basis Jolo, with French
horn oblicato Wagner
Andante for flute and French horn ...Tittel
Cantique d Noel "O Holy Night".. .Adam-Muck
u, .Nuutans' boprano solo, with flute
"Tantnm Erco," in D ; k. ltijra
Postludt "Triumphal March" Jules Orison
GIVen -I'p n.i Demi.
NORRISTOWN, Pa.. Jan. 11. The reg
ister of wills of this county has granted
letters to Charles Pennypacker In the es
tate of Alfred Wood, supposed to be de
ceased, who has not been heard from in
ten years. In 1S90 Wood suddenly disap
peared from this borough, and his existence
has since been a mystery. He was forty
years old when he left here. The estate
involved amounts to about ?5.000.
(rrotn ihe Humanitarian.)
Prof. M.intcrazza cives some interesting sfstiR.
tics showing that thoe modern sociologists who
lioldthat women arc men's equals in the field of
criminality arc wrqnsr. Here are some of them:
Man bears fake witness 100 times to a woman's
se enter n.
Man for forgery snd counterfeit coining was
convicted 100 timg-p3 a woman's eleven.
In France women arc summoned before the trib
unals four times lew than men.
In France fn ISSO-vornen delinquents were four
teen to 100 men.
In Italy in the same year tliry were onlv 9
In Algeria we have ninety-six male delinquents
and only four women.
In England and Wales between 1S34 and 1S12
there were twenty-four women to 100 men, all for
the more serious offences.
In 1S71 I)r. Nicholson found in the prisons in
England S.21S men and 1,217 women.
In Bavaria, from 1SC2 to 1SGC, in a population
consisting rolely of peaants, the women who were
condemned were in proportion twentv-ninc to 100
In the prisons of Turin from 1S71 to 1SS1, the
women in respect lo men are represented by a
figure of 13-G7 per cent.
Taking the whole of Europe, women arc, the
professor says, five times less guilty than men.
Don't call for "dark" or "light" when vou
want Heurich's Macrzen, "Senate, or Lager, "be
cause many inferior beers are sold under these
titles, but demand Heurich's.
The secret of vcric
strength. Weaknt?t. ac5-:u
wasting, positively eutd I 1
our remedies and a, --pi
ance, which we semi 01
trial and approTal. .Pai on
honor, or return all at out
aeptnte. Advance payment
not required. KoC.O.D No
deception xt any nature.
New book under kpbI fn-rv
EHIE M6DIQAL CO. urrAto. N.T. I
rn f if f fS
BOUNTIES AID SUBSIDIES
How Foreign Co nn tries Encourage
the Merchant Marine?
Immense SiiniH Annually I'nlil Out for
CnrryiiiK tlic MiiIIm, nx.'Well-nw for
PreminniH on Tomingrc and DIh
t an co Travel cmI France PnyM n
Doiiu.s fur (lie Construction of Ship
The State Department has issued an in
teresting document on the merchant ma
rine of foreign countries. Thercports were
made by the United States Consuls at the
request of Thomas W. Cridler, Third As
sistant Secretary of State, who addressed
letters to the consuls of the following for
eign countries, June 20.-1S99: ,
Austria, Belgium, Denmark',' France, Ger
many, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom,
Dominion of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica,
Guatemala. Salvador, Antigua, Haiti, Mar
tinique, Dutch West Indies, Chile, Ecuador,
the Ouianas, Paraguay, Uraguay, Cape Col
ony, Zanzibar, British India, Dutch India,
Hongkong, Straits Settlements, Japan,
Australia, and Xew Zealand.
Following are extracts from the reports
from the principal countries:
The report from Austria shows that in
19S there were 1.C59 vessels engaged in the
merchant marine with a tonnage of 183,1)23
tons and 7,525 seamen. Austria pays an
annual state bounty and a tonnage and dis
tance premium for each voyage made; thj
government also pays about $1,300,000 a
year for the mails carried.
Them merchant marine of Belgium con
sists of CC vessels, with a total , measure
ment of 90.U71 tons. Of this "TUimber o:
craft in existence on December' 31, 1S93,
C2 of 90.629 tons belonged to, "the port o!
Antwerp, 1 of 1C0 tons to Louvaiu. 1 of
fi9 tons to Kieuport, and 2 of 113 tons to
Ostendc The state also owns ip steamers, 2
sailing vessels, and 1 auxiliary, most of
which are employed in the postal and pas
senger service between Ostende and Dover.
The report says nothing of bounties paid.
The Danish merchant maririe consisted,
on March 1, 1S99. of 3,170 sailing ve sels
of a gross tonnage of 1SG.000 tons; and GOo
Ktonniprs of a cross tonnage of 3S7.200 tons,
against 3.199 sailing vessels of a gross ton-
nage of 192,100 tons, and 442 steamers of
a gross tonnage of 276.S00 tons on April 1,
1897. Ab to the condition of the fame,
there- are 7 sailing vc.els over ip yens
old, 1 dating from ,1776. 2 from 17S6, 2 from
old, 1 dating from ,1776. 2 from 17S6, 2 from
1794, and 2 rrom 1790. There are about 100
sailing levels fifty years old. The nal's
of Denmark are usually carried by Qanph
UPS- . .
Stall-tifs Prom Llujus.
According to the statistics furnished by
Lloyds Register for 1S99, the number of
i? .,n1, MnininK nt 100 CXOSS tODS and
upward recorded in the register book was
m nf 0 nnt tonnage Ol nlo.uau, uuu ui 1
rrr.ss tnnnace of 997,235. Of the
10 wore 1
Hull of wood of KISS gross tons, 1 w-s
composite built of 5C6 gro3 tons, 3CS were f
iron of 512,327 tons. .and 2G0 ot steel of,
4S2.S54 gross tons. The number of siil- ,
ing' vessels of 1U0 tons "burden and up a aril
was 513 of a net tonnage of 244,856 tor-s.
Of these. 409 were built of wood, measuring
74 7i9 net tons, 1 composite built, 461 net I
tons. 01 of iron, ol.02S net tons, and. 72
nt f....i. mucins! 11S.57S tons. Besides !
paving a bounty of so much a ton for con
' Ltfuction. Krauce pays $5.01S.000 a year to
its .subsidized postal lines.
"In the whole record of German prog
ress and development during the past
thirty years." s.Tys- me rviiun.
hot onnntrv. "no chapter is
striking than that which describes
the growth and improvement of its com
mercial marine, which now ranks second
among Enropean nations to that of Great
Britain alone. The two largest, wealthiffet,
and most powerful steamship cpmpaui?s. in
the world are German, and are located at
iinmhiiw rind Bremen, and the whole mer
chant marine of Germanj included, on Jan
189S (the date of the last published
official statistics). 2,gZS sailing vesacis u
5S5 571 tons net measurement, manned by
14 162 sailors, and l.l.l seagoing. bit"
of 6i 80 Otons, and crews numbering 2S,
266 men. a total of 3.693 seagoing vessels
or 1,555.371 tons net measurement and
manned by 42.42S men."
The report shows that the German Gov
ernment pavs large subsidies -Cor carrying
the mails, for tonnage in building, and
in manv other ways encourages.- Ahc iQ.er
chant marine, the passenger ships of the
German lines being the equal of anj in the
world. .... . , ,. nop ..
December 31. IS?., "aiy u ,; -sels
with a tonnage of 7S6.644 tons. Ihe
following subsidies are paid: A subsidy
of 15 34 cents per ton,, gross tonnage, per
1 000 miles navigated, is granted for three
'ears to all Italian-built steamers or for-;cMi-iiiilt
steamers registered in Italy be
fore 1887, for voyages to and from ports
hvnmi the Suez Canal and tho Straits of
Gibraltar. Steamers not passing through
the canal or the straits will be subsidized
at two-thirds of the above rates. The sub
sidy is to be reduced by 1.93 cents every
three years, and all payments will cease
when the steamer is fifteen years old.
Sailing ships arc subsidised un'der similar
conditions, except that the triennial re
duction is fixed at 2.9 cents, and alter the
first nine vears the rate remains, constant
at 3.86 cents until the ship is twenty-one
years old, when all payment will cease.
The Knlinn llnuntlc.
The regulations concerning bounties
payable on ships built in Italy, fix the
amount at $11.S0 per ton gross burden ror
iron and steel ships, and at $3.3S for
wooden vessels. On engines built in Italy,
$2.41 are allowed per indicated horse
power; on boilers, $1.83 are allowed per
quintal. Ships of war built for foreign
countries receive no construction fee.
The total shipping under the Nether
lands flag January 1, 1899, was -"Netherlands
proper, 578; East Indian possessions,
249; West Indian possessions, 57; a total
of 884, with a tonnage of 459,762 tons. The
government has liberal contracts with all
the steamship companies for carrying the
The merchant marine of Great Britain
is the most extensive and important in
the world, and its condition is. excellent.
The British vessels that entered and clear
ed with cargoes and in ballast at ports in
the United Kingdom during 1S98 numbered
652.0S3, with a tonnage 6f 169.949,278 tons.
The number of foreign vessels that enter
ed and cleared for the same period
amounted to 61,034, with, a tonnage of 30,
The government of this country does not
pursue any particular policy for the pur
pose of promoting its merchant marine.
Subventions are paid for the use of certain
vessels as armed cruisers in' case of war,
and payments are made for the carriage
The payment by the revenue department
for packet services is estimated, for 1899,
to amount to $4,070,097, and for 1900 to
$3,813,603. The amount paid for the use
of certain ships as armed cruisers in case
of war aggregates nearly $243,325 per an
num. On the registry books of the Dominion
of Canada are 6,643 vessels, steam and sail,
of 693,782 tons. The total value of Canada's
present shipping is given as $20,813,460.
During the year 1898, 278 vessels of 24,
522 tons were built and registered, as com
pared with 231 vessels of 17,094 tons the
previous year. In 1874. at the establish
ment of the registry of shipping, Canada
built 490 vessels of 183.010 tons.
The government gives a few postal subsidies-.
The merchant marine of Mexico consists
of 266 shipc, with a total of 17.046 tone reg
ister, as fallows: Forty-one steam vessels
frMjHH..M"I-H"I"l"H-M K - H - r - H - H
Tomorrow we shall offer an accumulation
of broken Shoe Sizes, as well as several kinds
of which we have all sizes, at the uniform low
price of 95c a pair. Not a pair in the entire lot
that is not worth at least $1.50 a pair some of
them nearly double. It will pay you to buy two
or three pairs tomorrow. None of these shoes
to be sold to dealers.
These are some of the kinds
to be sold tomorrow at . . .
15 pairs $2 Brown Cloth Top Bicy
cle Boots, 16 inches high; sizes 2
to 3, 5 to 7 and S,
30 pairs Soft Vici Kid Button and
Laced; sizes 3, 5 to 8.
About 150 pairs-Dongola Kid $1.50
Laced and Button, plain toes and
patent tips; all sizes, D and E
Patent Leather $1.50 and $2 San
dals for evening or house wear
"broken sizes, ranging from 2 1-2 to
White and Blue $2 Satin Evening
Slippers broken sizes, 2 to 6.
Old Ladies' $2 Satin Quilted
Warm-lined Laced; 3, 4, and 7.
Satin Quilted Fleece-lined Juliets
and Low-cut Slippers, 3 or 4 colors.
Sizes 3 to 7.
$1.50 Box Calf Double-sole, heeled
and Spring Heel Laced; nearly all
sizes 9 to 5 1-2.
Casco Calf Dongola Top Boys'
Bull Dog Tua Laced Shoes; $1.50
quality, size 3 to 5 1-2.
I "T WJ O I C
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I JLJL THRER RRUARI.E SHnR
THREE RELIABLE SHOE
0f c .731 tons and 225 sailing vessels of 10,-
. on ions. .i buuuuii's uic jjuiu
Of Japan the report says:
"At the close of the fiscal year ended
June 30. 1S9S, there were 970 steamers
(435,348 tons). 714 eailing vessels of for
eign style (4S.111 tons), and about 17.737
sailing vessels of Japanese style (312.47S
tons), showing an increase of 117 steamers
and 65.050 tons. 71 sailing vessels of foreign
type and 4.076 ton: and 132 sailing vessels
of Japanese type and 6.15S tons.
"Of steamers above 1.000 tons measure
ment, there are now (October, 1S99), 149,
with a total tonnage of 3S0.619, of which 60
steamers of 191.343 tons are owned by the
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (Japan Mail Steam
ship Company) alone. In the foreign trade
the tonnage of Japanee steamers now
reaches about 250,000 tons.
"State aid. under the navication-encour-
t agement law, is now enjoyed by 30 steam
ers of 137,603 tons, two-thirds of which are
vessels of the Nippon.. Yusen Kaisha.
"This law came into force October 1.
1S9.6, and prox'idns thatt Japanese-owned
steamers of over 1,000 tons, of a speed ex
ceeding ten knots, shall receive a bounty
of about 12 cents per ton for the first 1,000
knots run and one-tenth of the same rate
for every additional 500 knots."
1 The reports also contain statistics of
snipDunamg in ine various countries,
prices of steel plates, actions of chambers
of commerce on merchant marine, wages
paid, and other matters bearing on the sub
ject. BRANDING THE SEALS.
Governor Drnily. of Alnnkn. ProuoweB
to Ine Electricity.
The substitution of electricity in the
branding of seals for the cumbeisome fire
heated iron is the subject of a suggestion
which the Governor of Alaska, the Hon.
J. G. Brady, has introduced to the public.
Governor Brady says that if every female
seal were electrically branded with the let
ters "U. S.," four inches in length ard
half an inch in width, the pelagic ssalers'
business would soon become so unprofitable
that the seal question would be settled.
for, argues the projector of the plan, SO
per cent of the seals illegally killed arc
females, and the brand would ruin the
skin for the use of the prospective fur
rier. The Interior Department is urged to
send a force of men, fully equipped for
the work, to Alaska, and let them take in
hand the project. The stockmen of the
plains, says the governor, have found elec
tricity to be infinitely more expeditious
than the old method, and he argues that
it should be doubly so with the thin
coated s-cal. Many of the mammals have
been already branded, says the governor,
but with the clurabiest of apparatus, and by
the most unskillful hands.
"The branded seals suffer as little front
the operation as do quadrupeds," says
Governor Brady, "and the introduction of
this system will speed the branding, which
appears to be the only method by which
wc can prevent extinction of the species."
rttimiiiiir Soren, the- outcome of neglect,
or bad blood, hac a netcr-failing balm in Dr.
Agnew'5 Ointment. Will heal the most stubborn
cas.es. Soothes irritation almost instantlv after
flrt application. It relieves all Itching and Burn
iiilf Skin Pteases in a day. It cures Piles in
3 to 6 nights. 35 cents. 33.
Don't 'phone the brewery for Heurich's bottled
beer, but call up th Arlington Bottling Co. for
Maerzcn, Senate, and Lager.
Many people suffer from sleeplessness,
depressing spirits, headache, pains In the
back, palpitation of the heart, and treat
themselves for Dyspepsia or Rheumatism
or Headache, when the. real trouble is
nervous exhaustiom What you, Dear Suf
ferer, need is a strictly nerve and blood
medicine, and that remedy is Dr. Hallock's
Wonderful Electric Pills for weak, worn
out, nervous people. Thoroughly tested
for past 50 years, and .never known to fail
to cure all nervous" affections in young or
old. Dr. Hallock's Wonderful Electric
Pills will nourish the nerves, build up the
broken-down constitution, and impart new
energy to flagging spirits, stimulate the
ambitions and give you nerves of steel.
Sold at all wholesale and retail drug stores,
$1 per box; C loxre, sufficient to cure most ob
stinate cases, $j.
E. Stevens. Ninth Street and Pennsylvania
Avenue, Washington, D. C, or sent direct
from laboratory, prepaid, 'On receipt of price.
Adice on all disease from specialists free. Ad
drew HALLOCK DIU'G CO., 110 Court t., Bos
ton, Mass. Established 1S18.
Satin Calf, stout sole, tipped,
laced; sizes 8, 9, 11, and 12.
10 pairs $2 Calf double-sole Gait
ers; sizes, 6, 9, 10, and 11.
Kid and Patent Leather hand
sewed Oxford Ties, that sold for $2
and $2.50; broken sizes, 5 to 11.
Tan Romeo SHppera; $1.50 kinds,
to 7 only.
$2 grade Black Vici Kid Opera
Style, Chamois lined House Slip
pers, 5 to 8i
$1.50 and $2 high-cut Button
tic Overshoes; sizes 7 to 13.
Misses' $2 pointed-toe, Kid, hand
sewed, Laced, Cork Soles; B, 11 to
Dix's Famous Kid $1.50 round and
square toe; Laced and Buttons;
sizes 6 to 10.
Girls' Dongola Kid, solid, double
sole; Laced and Button; nearly all
sizes up to 2.
I A C
Cor. 7th ani K Sis.
ISM and 1915 Pa. Ays.
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
AT THE THEATRES.
The coming presentation of "The Sign of
the Cross" at the Columbia Theatre calls
10 mindi the fact that the success of Wil
liam Grcet's production is responsible for
nearlv evervthlnc of the sort that has fol-
J lowed it and this list includes such 0 the
. season's hits as "Ben Htir" and "Quo Va-
dis." For a considerable length of time
managers labored under the delusion that
the public believed religious subjects tco
tacred for stage use. Wilson Barrett's rev
erent and powerful treatment of a semi
pulpit topic, however, showed these men
their error, and the result has been con
spicuous. Up to date, though, "The Sign of
the Cross" is the best play of the sort
that has been brought to Washington. The
Columbia engagement is for next week.
It would be difficult for the most skilled
of impressarios to select a more popular
repertoire for this city than is that to be
sung next "week at the Lafayette Square by
the Strakosch Opera Company. "Cavalle
ria Rusticana" and "H. M. S. Pinafore"
always have been considered an excellent
combination here, the contrast between the
two making each doubly effective under
such a condition. "Manon," with its de
lightful waltz airs, has not been heard lo
cally in years, while "Carmen" and "II
Trovatore" invariably draw big audiences.
"The Mikado," the last of the works an
nounced, is very popular, the entire list be
ing of a nature that may be counted upon
to assist materially in -filling the theatre
during the engagement of the organization.
When Treasurer Reeves opened the box
ofllce of the Grand this morning he was
vouchsafed a sight th'at no ticket agent
has seen at that resort since the last Grau
season. A line of forty or fifty people
stretched in front of the window, the in
dividuals therein having waited upward
of an hour in order to purchase seats.
Thus has been bruited about the merit of
Ching Lingo Foo and the likelihood that
he will bring enormous gatherings. The
Chinese magician, who headlines next
week's bill at Manager Chase's theatre,
really is said to be a marvel, and if the
sale so auspiciously begun Is long contin
ued the bookers of the house will not be
out of pocket on the $1,000 paid for his
services. Monday will be souvenir night
at the Grand.
Bryant and Yale, comedians whose
sketch Is entitled "Just Married:" the
Quincy Sisters, singing and dancing sou
brettes; Charley Banks, whose monologue
bears the caption, "Nothing to Arbitrate;"
Edna Urline. vocalist; Sam Collins, Minnie
Cllnc and Rastus, New York specialists;
World, Kennedy and Quatlelli, jugglers,
and Nelson, Glinserettt and Demonio, pan
tomimists, compose the olio of the per
formance to be given next week at Ker
nan's by Harry Bryant's "Australian" Bur
lesquers. The organization is well and
favorably known here and the probability
is that it will draw unusually large audi
ences to the cozy stage house. Seats are
THE DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER.
Ilovr the KiiKUsh Prohibition of Jlnr
rlne With Her Cnnic About.
(From the New York Herald.)
The prohibition, which has caused so
much discussion in England, grew out of
the ancient tribal law forbidding a father
to sell more than one daughter to the same
man, when the Briton was emerging from
polygamy, and when for 21 shillings of
the present money a man might dismiss
his wife, or kill her If she would not go.
As ciyil law It was to protect the living
wife and knit tribes closer together by
When ecclesiastical law became supremo
a misreading of some Scripture text wa3
.used to put the sister of a man s wife
among the prohibited degrees of relation
ship. ThfB was the act of 1541 32 Henry
VIII): "A man may not marry his de
ceased wife's sister, nor her daughter, but
he may marry his first cousin."
While the marriage laws of 1541 have
been altered and amended and rewritten
until they no more resemble now the laws
ot that day than a modern locomotive re
sembles a chariot of Alexander, this one
section has been preserved intact and reads
today word for word as it did then.
The prohibition Is not known today in
any other country. It does not apply in
Scotland or Ireland nly in England. It
is avoided by any persons wishing to marry
by going to Scotland or Ireland or France
or the United States, and the English civil
law is that a marriage valid where con
tracted is valid everywhere. The lex loci
governs, except in polygamous countries.
The law of 1541 is a dead letter in England,
except for the religious, who will not dis
obey their Bishops and it gives rise to no
small amount of scandal and bitter feel
ings and religious rancor when Smith mar
ries his wife's sister in Edinburgh and
brings her back to New York to live as his
legal wife, which she is. The marriage
contract depends upon the law of Scotland
and must be decided by it.
- 'H - J -
The Season's Suit Snap.
You've nayei; found it time that
we haven't given you ii good deal
more for your money than the
other concerns. Of all the suit
offers about town this one bears
fiie palm. Take info consideration
the skillful tailoring, the extreme
style and thorough Quality and
you'll appreciate the Tact that no
garment ever equalgd it for the
same money. 1'ayus "in small
amounts or full cash and it's
Finest quality of fur,
silk lined, large col
lar and elegantly
made. Cash or Credit
There hasn't been such a value in
Mayer & Pettit,
The Electus Shoe
Is doubling its patronage weekly. 'Tis the Shoe that people with tender
feet, or those whOisuffer from corns, or bunions, have long, and vainly
The Elastic Goring
Down the instep, gives full play to the muscles of the feet, bcatwe it
allows no undue pressure upon any part of the foot. Thte gre is
The Clasp Fastening
Makes it easy to put. on or take off, and is as firm as if IokI. TMs
, clasp will not pull out.
3TAttractive parlor and
T tendant. All invited to (.all
! The Washington
Other Stores: 307 E. Itjlto. St., lUlto.; 1217
Direct from the, Coal Mines
of Wyoming Valley
we receive the best quality of anthracite coal
that is produced. It L quick ofcombustion, pives
out a clear, steady, and inteaie"Ifeat, burnj long
er and without clinkerinyr and-giTta better sat
isfaction for heatinjf and -limwr use than any
coal on the market. "Vewfl tend it well
jcrcer.cd and clean to yourjorrfer for 35.Z5 per
ton for kitchen coal,
Wm. J.ZEH, 702 11th H. W.
Mariani Wine World Famous Tonic
Iti good effect are immediate and lasting. It
U also very palatable, agreeable to the'taste and
acceptable to the most delicate fetomach.
As for an Appetizer, Uk. before meals: as a
Digestive, take after nwals; av a .Central Tonic
or Stimulant, at any time.
Sold by all DniRgr-t. -Ilefn'e Substitutes.
Be good to your stomach by drink
ing the National Capital Brewing Co. 's
"Diamond" a n d "Maencbener"
(Munich) beers exclusively. The best
Qfte pniin $imfiS
THURSDAY. JAtARY II.
The Weather Indication.
For the District of Columbia. Delaware. Mary
land, and Virginia Kam tonight, clearing Friday;
brisk easterly wind-, becoming southeasterly and
Temperature at 1 p. m
Lowest temperature, 1 a. m
Highest temperature, 4 p. m
THE SVS AND MOON'.
Sun rke? T:1S A.M. Sun sets 4 5S T.M.
Moon rises Moon sets 3: JO A.M.
PHASES OF THE MOO.V FOB JANUARY.
Kew 1st and 30th Full 15th
First quarter i.sth Last quarter 23d
4:14 A.M. and 4:41 P.M.
10:40 A.M. and 1SMM.
Lamps lit today j:3C P.M.
Lamps out tomorrow 0:ffi.Ul.
Columbia Theatre James T. Powers in "A
flunawav Girl;" afternoon and eremwr.
Lafayette Square Opera House Delia Stacey in
"A Bachelor's Honeymoon;" evenim?.
Grand Opera House Joseph Hart's Vaudeville
Company: afternoon and evening.
Kernan's Lyceum Hopkins "Trans-Oceanics;
afternoon and evening-.
IN AND ABOUT THE CITY.
A Transfer of Property.
A deed was placed on record today by Richard
W. Tyler and Robert (5. Rutherford, trustees, con
vening to T. Conrad Dod;c, premises N'os. 601,
S)3. and 803, Ninth Street northwest, for the sum
Literary anil p3Inlcnl Kntertnlumeiit.
A literary and musical entertainment will be
given by the Grand Commandcry, District of Co
lumbia United Order of the Golden Crora, at N'a
tinal Rifies Armory, G Street northwest, this
evening at S o'clock.
Ordered by the District.
The following orders have been issued by the
That sewer be constructed aior.jr the west side
of Ninth Street, between R. and French trrcM.
at an estimated cOst of $710. chargeable to th"
appropriation for main and pipe sewers 1U00, and
That fewer be constructed along the west Aim
of Ninth Street, betwefn French anil S streets, at
an estimated cost of UV eliarswWc to ti.e ap
propriation for replacing oltftractcu sewor. lift
That 3S feet of ?'-inch ttnter ftfain U- uiu in
K.ilorama Avenue between- Twentieth Strwt and
Connectitu. Avenue, at an ku . a-os: m ?oi..u.
QA S T O R I A Fcrjnfsatsaid KiKrea.
Iht Kfnd You Hays Alwajs Bought
A quality that few stores offer at $3.30.
The making and ev
ery feature belong in
that class that always
brings big prices.
Take your pick, cash
415-417 7th St.
neat toilet-room for ladies, with lady at-
and feel at home, whether purehasers or
Electus Shoe Co., .
F St. N. W.
Market St, PhiU, 423 Bmadwar, J. Y.
REMEMBER THE NAME, for
it will positively cure EPILEPSYr
St. Vitus Dance, FITS, Spasms,'
CONVULSIONS, Insomnia. and
ALL kindled disease. This being
strictly a vegetable preparation,,
it will not cause "BROM'ISM" or
other bad after effects.
Price, per bottle. $L Sold byt
all druggists' everywhere, or.
write for full particulars direct
to us. AVe answer all questions.
"HOME CURE COMPANY," -
715 13th St., Washington. D. C.
4-11-1 ! !! -I I I I : I H I I 2 i I ! i v M
in the uttermost parte of the tore by
aid of Incandescent Arc Lamp'. They
make the store light and cheerful durisg;
the busy two hours before eIoinp time
when the sun darkens and rehires its
radiance. Costs little. We'll be clad to
nd our reprewntative to talk it over.
We furnish lamps and power. 'Phone 1S77.
V. S. Klectrlo Llghtlne Co.
Potomac Electric Power Co.
i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-:-!-!-!-:-!- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i-fc
The" New York Buffet,
The Best of Everything-.
The business man's resort. The most select
ftock of liquors and cigars in the city.
KEURICH'i MAERZEN and SENATI BEERS
CREAM ALES. bTOCK ALES AND
Hunter, AVilnon, and CurMalr'a
WILLIAM J. VONDERHEIDE,
405 Tenth Street X. "IV.
White Ah Tea Coal
White Ash Furnace Coal ....
White Ash Egff Coal
White Ash Stove Coal
White Ash Chestnut Coal....
Red Ash Stove Coal...."....
Lykens Valley Stove Coal..
Tarda Ko. 14 II it ne., and cor Ith and F sts.
e. Office, 1335 F st. nw. jag-tf.em
"Nee Will Trusl You."
rsrsiture. Carpetf. Crockery, Bedding. Etc.
P. ;, KEE. 7th & U Bta.
BUY BIQ AT BIEBER'S
And you'll save proportionally as large. A
tupreme stock of clothing, a superior line ot
footwear, and a matchlcM ehowinR of furnish-me-i.
BlEBEIt'S, WJ3-D05-907 00U Eighth. St,
Just received another lot of Al'rniy
f'lioes.; No. 5 and 6 only. Army- Pouches.
Galvanized Ash Cans, 33 cents. Bed'
fchecttf, 13 cents. Rice, 100 pound barrels,
3'4C. Shelter Tents, 50 cents. Blankets
and other poods. S. BENSINGER & CO.,
11th and B sts., opposite Hay Scales.
1 1 1 m h-m-m i : : I : : : : ::!
Mjirrinjrc Licenses IxMueil.
Marriage luenscs were issued tday to: Henry
T. Jmith, S-pr'HR Creek, Va.. and Myrt' A. Wiae,
Lilly, j. . I'melncy Hawkins and Virginia My
ftH;' Jol.n B. tuntte, Marlboro, Mil., anil Eliza
beth T. Hard, District of Columbia; David Sen
per, franklin Ureve, 111., and Martin Chick, this
citv; i;crj:e . Uarnhart and Minnie Irene Mage,
both of Baltimore. MI.: Abraham J. Lovy and.
Carrie Ajron; .ilentinc Luckett ami Mildred A.
ttiNrn: .Jjir.rt 11. firay and Eliza Scwcll; Jeffer
swi D. CTabe aud Caroline II. Graham.
Bears the j7