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Part 2
Monument to Be Erected to Gen.
Edwin V. Sumner.
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A Fe.ast
Wefoel mighty proud of the great volume of busi
ness that has been accorded us this Fall -and
we're GRATEFUL for it: WE aregoing to show our
gratitude for thi3 liberal patronageduring the next
three days by giving you a chance to buy your
Thanksgiving Dress Shoes or Slippers at a discount
from our "always lowest" prices. More than that, we
shall give you the benefit of the annexed coupon:
Cut This Out!
It entitles tlic holder with slios pur
chases of S2 or over If presented, be
fore Thanksgiving Day, 1805 to one
pa'r Ladles' Best OOe Storm Rubbers
for J5c or one pair .Men's 75c Dress
Rubbers for 30c.
The shoes offered below are -without exception
the finest and most stylish to be had anywhere at
ANY price. They are offered at these reductions for
ladies' exceptionally well made
strictly hand-sewed, turn sole,
fisost kid, rszor toe, laced and
button boots.
Extension sole walking bsots of
kid or French, enamel, razor or
square, button or laced.
Ladies' neat evening Slippers
pink, white or canary calf, of
best patent leather.or (most ole
gant black kid) sold, silver, or
jet beaded.
QCp instead or tt.g-,
Ladie;' white kid Slippers, one
strap sandals on pretty pointed
too shape.
KEUULAIILY 81 and Ji.50.
For Men's equalto custom made
fineit French calf, laced, wide
or narrow, square and nobby ra
zor toes, plain leather
or cork soles.
Ken's full dress Gaitort of best
patent leathcr.wlth satin Mervei.'
lenx cloth tops, on plain, n ebby
pointed toes.
Hen's finest patent
Pumps and ties
For evemne Wear
Needle or
, Square toes.
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yif-'-'TaLJji'IVtjL-j- -jpanajy yP IR- W
930 and 932 7th St. N. W.
1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave. N. W. 233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
soiviiio Sale 1
Beginning Monday morning, we will hold
a Thanksgiving Sale for 3 days, during
which time we will make you a special price
in anything in the house. This is a chance
just when 'OU want it, and means a good
saving to you.
SOO yards of Mattlnjt Remnants, worth from 15 to
BOc a yard, all co at lOc a yard
Ccod Ingrain Carpots, 35c.
Good Tapestry Brussels. 48c.
Good Velvet Carpets, 75c.
2-yard Opaque Shades, 29c
3-yard Lace Curtains, 75c.
Chenille Portieres, S2.48 pair.
Tapestry Portieres, S2.9S pair.
Solid Oak Hat Rack, French plato and umbrella
stand. S5.00.
Antique Chamber Suite, SII.OO.
Oak Dining Room Suite, 8 pieces, S19.75. Consists
of one sideboard, one 6-foot table and six chairs. Only
one of these. Regular price Is S30.
5-pIece Overstuffed Brocatelle Suite, S35.00.
Worth S45.00.
We must reduce our surplus stock in
these three days. So if you want to buy
cheap come and see us.
Carpets, Furniture, Drapery,
Cor. Pa. Ave. and 8th St.
Sold on Weekly and Monthly Payments.
Room 8 Central Building,
Eiliicntrlan Studio T.IUo Thostj nf
Tliomiih mid Soott Will Jlt Ordered.
Serv ed IllsComit ry Fori y-fourYcurM
ns ii Soldier Ills llrlltlimt Itcoord
at Fair Oalth.
Gen. Edwin Vote Stunner, tlie distinguish
ed commander and heroic leader of the
Second Army Corpiinmanya hnrd-toughl
battle on the "peninsula" during the war
of the rebellion. Is soon to have, a monu
ment erected to Ins memory In Washington.
The movement to erect a monument to
the memory of General Sumner was in
augurated at a meeting of the Secoinl Army
Corps Association of the District, litlifvery
recently, anil has already taken definite
shape. At tha"11'1'"" referred to Gen.
James I. Ilrady presided and Dr. G. It.
Haji-3 and Cols. W. L. Bramtmll and C.
E. Troutman were appointed a committee
to take the Initiatory Metis.
As Jet the committee una hail no formal
confennce on the taibject, but personally is
of the opinion that the suggestion vv ill meet
with thehe.irtyapproval and co oiienilion
of the surviiiig number, and friends of
the Second Army Corps. It Is projHed
to erect n monument, the equal. If not the
superior, from an artistic Maudjionit, of
any of the many beaatlful mi mortals to
departed heroes, which adorn the city.
Congress will be petitioned foranappropria
tion to .-issibt in this patriotic unUirliiKiug
and that having been secured the work will
be pushed to complttion as rapidly as pos
The monument will be an equestrian
statueof the same style ns those of Thomas
and Scott, and will represent Gineral
Sumner .is he appeared on the field during
the battle of Fair Oaks, a he mounting
will rest on a liase of granite. ilniut twenty
feet square, the whole rising to a height
of nearly fifty feet. No place lias been
selected for the placing of the monument
nor can there be until Congress convenes.
It will, however, be placed in one of the
public reservations In the central part of
the city and will, no doubt, attract great
attention and admiration.
General Sumner, the subject of this
tribute, to patriotism and heroism, was
born in liolon. .Mass., on the :ilMh or Jan
uary, 171)7 and died llarih 21. 180.1, In
the sixty-sixth jear of Ids age., from
diseases contracted during his canipalgn
on the peninsular 18(i2-T,.l. He was ap
pointed to tile comma nd of the Second Army
Corps March 1:1, IMS!!, by I'rwidPiir Lin
coln, which position he held until his
death. In the corps lie was familiarly
known ns "Oh Hull" not because of what
is generally km wn as olistltricv but rather
on account of his tcadrastncs of purpose
of whatevir was undertaken. lie was
never h.i'ty of action. On the contrary
was delilK'rate in formul itlug his plans
of march and attack, hut ones' formed
he had an Mhidini' faith in their ultimate
sue cess. ind witli.illhisstrengtli he followed
them to the end.
mini: or Tin: eastep.x ahjiv.
The Corp-- vvns n grand body, the pride
of the eastern army. Its career was un
paralleled in the distort or the war in the
east, and from the time of its organiza
tion. March 1.1, 1802, it mainijincd an
unbroken existence until peace was de
clared in 18U3. As n righting corps it
stands conplcuousl in the from. In all
the great struggles of the war of the
rebellion in whiih It took, pari it was
always In the thlrkest of the fight. Hut
lids vvas not done without great loss, for
vvliile in these engagements the Second
Corps captured no les than roriv Confed
erate flags, these trophies were bought
with the blood of 10.000 heroes. Iert
dead or wounded on the field.
At the breaking out of the i ivil war Gen.
Sumner was doing ailive duty on the
plains. He entered the regular army In
181'J as second lieutenant. He took an
active part in the Uljik Hawk war, and
for gallantry was promoted to a captaincy.
In 18 1G he was promoted to the rank of
major, and In 1817, with conspicuous
bravery and in the face of almost certain
death, led the e-harpe at Ccrro Gordo,
where he was wounded At Cuntn rosand
Chcrubusco he won a proud distinction and
honorable mention, and at Molino del Key
was given entire command of Scott's
From the close of the Mexican war until
the breaking out of the war of the relielllon
Gcu Sumner eawmuch serviccon the plains.
taking an active part in the Kansas border
troubles In 1S55 he vvas made Colonel of
he First United States Cavalry
Shortly after he wa appointed gejvcrnnr
of New Mexico, which position lie held until
the close of the jear 185H During the fol
lowing year he vvas commissioned by the
Government to go to Europe and make a
thorough investigation as to the improve
ments anil Innovations in cavalry tactics
He remained in Europe oine tune, msklng
personal investigations at all the prin
cipal academies of military instruction In
thecoautry On his return lie submitted a
lengthy and elaborate report of the result
of hl3 investigations In connection with
his report he advanced many suggestions as
to the revision of the cavalry tattles. Sev
eral of his sugge-tloiu. were accepted and
incorporated in the new tactics
On any point relative to this branch of
the service his opinion vvas considered of
the highest authority. For, besides having
had many years practical service and ed
ucation, he was for many j cars, rrom 1 838,
superintendent of the school of cavalry at
Carlisle, l'a.
In the war on the peninsula Gen. Sumner
piayedaeonspicuouspart. TheScconJArmy
Corps, of which be was thecoinmander, vvas
engaged in nearly all the great battles
fought on that territory, and more than
once did the Second Corps turn the tide of
battle In favor of the Union, often changing
what appeared to be certain defeat to
glorious victory.
At all times he was ready to move, es
pecially If the call was to the front. At
the battle of Fair Oaks when General Mc
Clellan'a forces were divided. General Sum
ner was ordered to cross thcChlckahomlny
and reinforce l.ini. The order found him
with his corps drawn out and ready to move
at once, which he did, and It vvas owing to
this prompt action that great loss of life
was avoided and the Union Army enabled
to hold its position of advantage.
At his own request. In 186:1, he was re
lieved of his command In the East anil-appointed
to the Department of the Missouri.
It was on his "way to assume charge of that
department that he died, his lost words,
as he, with great effort, waved a glass of
wine above his head, being, "God save my
country, the United States."
Gen. Sumner left two sons, both of
whom arc' in the military service, one. Col.
Edwin V., commander of the Seventh Cav
alry, nt Fort Grant, Ark.: the other. S. S.
Sumner, lieutenant colonel, commanding
the Sixth Cavalry, stntloned at Tort Leav
enworth, Kans.
Ills Point of View.
Old Dr. Grlmshaw (to medical student)
And now, remember that to a physician
humanity is divided into two classes.
Student And what are they, doctor?
Old Dr, Grlmshaw The poor whom he
cores and the rich whom he doctors.
v A Coincidence.
Sapsmtth Just vvun up against a
stwange coincidence, Gwlrushaw.
Grlmshaw What was It, Sappy?
Sapsraltli Saw a wed-headed girl, and,
bah Javvve, I looked wight awound and saw
a while man on a blevcle. New York
Kan, Sons
8th and Market Space.
Lots of new goods in
since you were here
last. Almost twice as
big a stock to look
over almostt wice as
little prices to pay al
most twice too little
newspaper space to
tell of it.
Highly polished Oak Re
ception Tables, 16x16 top,
f ancy bead around edge,
carved legs, bric-a-brac shelf,
49c :
24-inch top, fancy tables,
old English oak or mahog
any, most daintily carved,
and with an extra shelf at
the bottom make most
charming little nick-nack ta
bles for a parlor or drawing
room; worth 2.25,
100 American Glass Mir
rors, old English Oak frame.
Prices, according to size,
5c to 69c
Down Silk Cushions, cov
ered with pure Japanese Silk
crepe, size 20x20, finished
with deep ruffle,
Japanese Gold' Cloth
Headrest, silk fringe,
Headrests, one side Silk
covered, also fringed,
MoquetteEloor Rugs, 24x
60, 98c.
Couch Covers.
Real Bagdad AJl-Wool
hand - embroidered Turkish
Portieres, also used for couch
Style 1, worth ?6.50. $3.98
Style 2, worth $4.... $2.49
Full length Chenille Por
tieres, 36 inches wide, cut
from $2 to $1.69.
Full length Chenille Por
tieres, 36 inches wide, cut
from $5 to $3-29.
Full length Chenille Por
tieres, all overwork patterns,
50 in. wide, cut from $10 to
Full length Chenille Por
tieres, deep dado and freize
72 in. wide, cut from $7 to
Full length Chenille Por
tieres, plain colors, extra
fringe, 72 in. wide, cut from
$12 to $7.50.
Lace Curtains.
Nottingham Lace Cur
tains, full 34 yards long,
cut from $ 1 to 69c.
Nottingham' Lace Cur
tains, full 3 yards long,
cut from $1.50 to 98c.
Nottingham Lace Cur
tains, full 34 yards long,
cut from $2.50 to $1.49.
Nottingham Lace Cur
tains, full 34 yards long,
cut from $3 to $1.98-
White Irish Point Cur
tains, 34 vds. long, cut from
$5 to $2.98.
White Irish Point Cur
tains, 34 yds. long, cut from
jst to $3.yts.
White Irish- Point'Cur
tains, 34 yds. long, cut from
$8 to $5.98.
15 pieces new 36-inch Silk
olinc, 20 different patterns,
regular price l'2c,
100 pair fish-net Curtains,
34 yds. long, ruffled and
lace edge, worth $2.50,
$1.98. '
S.Kann9Sons & Go
8th ancTMarket Space.
"See last night's Star
and today's Post.
Washington Hosieries Their
M3cca Some Years Ago.
TTMiully Well-Dro.'.i'd, l'reiM.sess
liiK -Men Will Follon it lllcli Victim
fur MmitliK .Souk; (if tlio -Men Who
Une'il to Oiiprate llore.
The) ljo'.elest, elevercst, and most succcss
Tul rogues known to the polk'O are; that
elass oC criminals who make hotels and
swell bonTtllUR-huiltes the setnes of their
di'iircdatluiii, nntl who arc termed In de
tective parlance " hotel fcnpdks."
As a rule, they secure large smns In
money and JeweW or other valuable trin
kets, and when they nine make a haul they
are as lunl to find a any evil-doer e'an
make himself, lly the time their thefts
are dK-overed the are up and away, and
JtiHt ns likely as, not to t)C planning a e-oup
In mie other e ity.
Although infrequent In late years. Wash
ington has not leen by any means fre-c
from islts of thc,e easi-goliiK gentle
men, nurifiomeof the most notorious e rooks
whu liao figure'd in Hie erliulual annals
of this (vuntry havu at one time or an
other made loe-al hotels their fields of
operation. Itee-cntiy robberies of this
kind have been on rather .1 small Ne-nle, but
wtcral years jko they were of Ireciuent
ovemrreute, and the amounts imoled often
aggregated thousands of dollars.
William Connelly, alias "Old Hill," one
of the pioneers among this class of tlilees.
did work here in the old dajs, ami wjs
turned up by the ikiIIcu and sent "oer the
road." "Little Hoy lllue," the hotel
sneak who robbed Mrs. Hotter of her dia
monds at the Arlington several j ears a go,
left a few oilier rifled rooms around town.
Just to show his skill, and DavcCuminings,
alias "Little I).ie," William Carter, alias
"Three-ringered Jack." John Cannon,
nod that crook of many aliases, Charles
Ujlebert, alias "Cincinnati Keel," alias
".He'd Hvle." ull high-class criminals, are
old acquaintances of the Washington detec
tive force.
The successful hotel sneak, of course. Is
a manof re-ieclabIcappearance,nndgooU, .
smooth address. He Is a re-ailer of the
newspapers, keeps well Informed on topics
of the day, and is able to start a conver
sation that will open the way into the pood '
graecs of the hotel clerk at most any time. I
1 His cvpt-cial prey are professional people.
rcniHIe theatrical stars, bridal pirties. I
and all people likely to carry Jewelry or i
other valuables. Tor these he will He in '
wait for elajs.
doing through a room Is simple enough,
lviiowm? tin. number ueil. the cautious
thief w .1 It-sin the darkened hall until deep I
hrenthiu:r or . snoro from within tells of
the dee-p and peaceful slumber or his pro- j
posed victim Then he steal-, sile-nlly from ,
his hiding place and picks the Imk If the
dour is looked wltii a key which I left in
nippers with hollow end- are lniTtd In !
the kc-lio!e from the outside. With these
it IseomiKiratively easy to unlock the door I
Hut very frequently there Is a sliding bolt
on the inside of thrdor. above or below i
the lock, at.d it reipilrys greater care and
Ingenuity to slip this back. Hither a bent
wire or a plec of stiff whalebone, will: a.
hit of string tied to one e'lid, is ueel. Willi
the latter Instrument, after locating the
bolt by pushing on theiloor, the end of the I
bone to which the string is t.ed i put
through the kc-lioIe,aniln pull on the string
make's it curve cither up or down, and be
come like a string bow.
Then it is an easy nutter to work the
boll-lock and e-ntcr the room
Pe-rhups lying on the back of the first
chair he tee-o, he will finel his victim's
trousers, or it may be in this, fin desiecle
era of female clothing that u natty air
of bloomers will gre-et his grcedv gaze. He
quickly goes through those and looks for
There is always something worth taking
under tin1 slccier's pillow, either a watch,
wallet or a pitol, and after going through
the loose clothing, the thief slips his hand
softly ami easlij under and draws forth
whatever is tLcre. Then -wltU an adept at
the art going through the rest of the room
is merely a matter of a few minutes.
If the tl ief has a room at the hotel am
any ostensible business to keep J:ilm there,
he is likely to remain anil will not be sus
pected. Otherwise, he loses no time in get
ting on a train, and by the time the rob
bery is discovered, he Is mlie-s away and
siK-eding. toward green fields and pastures
new, with wallet, and iwcket well filled.
Often lie carries with him liooty from half
a dozen rooms that he has plundered in one
'Hie leisure timeof the lintel sneak Is
spent in "fixing" Tooms at the various
hotel1!, and after he lias fixed a nuniter -
at different hotels be watches the register.
Whencv cr tt guest who is likely to beproflt
able happens to lie assigned to one of the
fixes!" rooms there is very likely to be
a rubbery reported the next morning. Tix
ing a room Is ilone by preparing the lock
so that it can lie opened without trouble.
PonMtmics the screws are drawn and re
placed In hole's a trifle larger, so they will
not be liarel to push out, and many ways
of "fixing" are known to the profession.
mn'KCTivn bovu's exphkiknci:.
Detective Gesirge Boyd at police bead
eiuarters has bad considerable experience
in handling this class of creok- ami savs
that they nre the most difficult of all
men to "run down, but after llie-y are
caught It is easy to find do7ens of pe'o
ple who will come forwarel and com
plain against them. The men themselves,
he says, arc always smooth, entertaining
and pleasant, and very easy to get acquaint
ed with.
The foolish desire of many women to
show off valuable jewels in public places
is responsible for a gre-at many sueh rob
beries. The flash of diamonds to the cov
etous eyes of the hotel sneak is like water
to the thirsty, and when lie sees Jewelry
of sufficient value to be worked hard for
he never leaves off until he has It In his
possession. In some Instances these men
have been known to follow their v Minis
about for mouths, from one end of the
continent to the other, before making a
successful coup.
A suex-cssful game Is worked sometimes
by the e Imp who presents a package at the
desk addressed to some prominent guest.
who Is nut, and marked C. O. D. $lt). The
clerk, of course, pavs the charge, and when
the guest returns hands the paekage and
bill til him. On opening it a lot ot rub
bish of any kind Is found.
Another racket sometimes workeel is to
walk un to the desk while a crowd is stand
ing around and ask for any key that hap
pens to be in Hie rack. In a rush, while
n lot of fresh arrivals are coming in, the
clerk almost invariably hands out the key
without looking very closely at the caller.
Then with a clear coast and every thins
his own way the thief goes through the
room a tins leisure.
Tl CK, li
For Dainty Feet.
You will want some slippers for housewear
and receptions this winter. We have provided
for j'our wants. Never have we been better
equipped than we are at the present moment in
this line of goods.
White Kid Slippers,
With una without atrepj: soltsst kM, well maCe; v4 f H AD V k nil I I
usually eoM a: J1.73 aud SAW Jit I A .M .til !
V l2U V ElVW
White Kid Oxfords.
Tho have Iho TfrT aham toea with: tins and are really I .El
ii 0LM
Bronze Slippers, j
Gold beaded a very styl!V eho tnado on the newest shnpos J All ill
In lasts. Tno usual price is $5.00 jil If
oaiin suppers. ii
riuest n,ual!ty satin, with richly beaded strap and bovr, Louis VI (J I
XIV. heel: in while, pint, light blue, Nile green, laTender, Al itl
fawn, black, eta, H 00 Taluo - WfciW
Carriage "Rnnfs.
, .
men v-olvet, lined with wtlte fur and edsed outside with black j Ulj llllll
fur. Fit over slippers or shoes. They keep the feet warm and ,f iff j j
aredellrhtfullrcomtorlablo WfciUU II
lemiess Sillier snoes,
Tho constantly Increasing demand for tnes shoes speaks more lojuent'y jjjj
In their Iavor than anything vu can eay. They are the most perfect fitting jiM
finoes inauo ana always ioox ireii. I mt
939 Pa, Ave. 0penliMZ&s, .o
I want to b th
Jeweler who comes
Into yimr mind flrsL
ElER do today what
yon Gan piit off till
That seems to be the maxim that some
people go bj', but those people are going to
be disappointed, wnat is tne
of putting off buying your
Christmas Presents
till the last moment; you can get better
prices now 3rou can get waited on better
you have a better selection to choose from.
You needn't pay for them; a small deposit
will reserve them for you, and nothing is
surer than that Christmas will soon be
here, and that you will want to give some
gifts to friends and relatives. No jeweler
cau show you a better selection to choose
from than I cau, and no one can give -ou
such low prices.
I keep open every night till Christmas
for 3'our convenience.
G, H, DM8PM jewBiBr.
1 105 F Street N. "V.
gjvi wMa
QQSE.' '&y''&2E(
12HL S
Jfo Concealment.
Tlit-J" were standing in a quiet nook In
the conservatory where the murmuringa of
distant waltz musio came to tlicm like a
chorus from fairyland.
"Yea, Reginald"
She spoke Willi a gentle tremor in lier
"I do love you! I cannot conceal my
heart from you."
lie glanced at her thoughtfully.
"No, dearest, you cannot"
He hesitated a moment.
"Nor from anybody else tonight."
At swell functions dccolette dresses come
low nut we must have them. New York
World. - -
has won a reputation for itself amongst the solid
business community of this town, because it is
thoroughly reliable.
"We don't advertise any extraordinary sales,
because we don't have to our goods sell without.
We do business on honest give-and-take prin
ciples if you give us $10.00, you know that you
are getting $10.00 worth for it. We do not offer
to undersell every other merchant in town, but we
do say that no merchant can give you better value
than we will.
Have you bought yourself a winter Overcoat
yet? It is no use delaying cold weather is bound
to come, and it is far better to be prepared. But
before you buy, compare our prices and qualities
with those at the sales you will easily be convinced.
The Clothier,
738 Seventh St. N. W.
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