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F Mreet
ttorapp lVarctoa9flt
li'd near M.
will do more toiTiirJ brUhteulug up
nnl renewing old 1-unit tare than
nn j-thins you cau use, i5 tonta a
good sized botllA
Reception Chair, $1.50,
We're clearing out all the
Chairs and
gold pieces
at greatly
prices. The
price we
put on this
chair, is half
its worth.
Made in
white enamel and gold, blue
enamel and gold, pink en
amel and gold, and all gold.
Another very nan isom All cola ac
cept oa chair, north ;35, golug at
MI belior I nm Ih Jrweler who
comes IuIj your mlud flist "
The Giving of
New Year's
is a pretty custom and a
growing- one. Just as well pre
pared for the selling- of New
Year's Gifts as wc were for
Christinas in some respects even
Everything-1 have is most sea-
sonable and suitable, and reason
able, too.
The low prices marked on ev
erything for I am satisfied with
a very small margin of profit
brought thousands and thousands
of Christmas buyers. Today the
New Year people will be here
I am ready.
"When you come, ask to see the
"Davison" Watch.
Davison Silver Polish, 35c
(L f). Dctrison,
1105 F Street N. W-
Tho Chlnse,who are connoisseurs
In ten. always drink It blended. After
years of careful experiment ire nnTo
obtnlned a blend that we call "Pl.lt
Ft CTHtS," as wo are conviuced
tbat it Is.
1M IT.
50c per lb.
STORE 413 4th st &&,Coc3d and
Sid. aT& n.CL, IS 7th st a a, 29J1
Tth nL n. 17, Coe. Washington and
lionroo sts . Anacostla.
Be'TOltttlon In the Stylo Due to 1)1-cycllntr-A
chiropodist who numbers among his
patients many of the wealthiest and must
fashionable people, declares, sa ys the New
York Tost, he Is glad or the spread of the
cycling craze. When asked why this was
so, he answered: "In lie nrst place, the
majority of women ride In shoes entlnly
too tight and too narrow for them, and-
thls causes great irritation. Then they
pedal with Uie ball of the font lustead of
with Ihe center, and thel? toes are thrown
ont of jnlut. When one's root Is disjointed
It Is Just as painful as a fractured ant,
nnd you may be sure that the sufferer Is
glad enough to rush to a chiropodist. If
women would only learn to ride In broad
toed, thlck-soled shoes, a trine too large
for them, nnd would bring down their
weight on the center of the foot, wheeling
would strengthen their feet and ankles In
stead of getUng them out of gear. I be
Here that after a while this sport will bring
about a revolution In women's shoes."
When Uio chiropodist's Ideas were re
peated to a dealer in shoes, he said:
"Bicycling has already caused one de
parture in women's footwear. Women
still cling to the pointed toes, but they call
fur much thicker soles Uian formerly,
even In dress boots. So far, that Is Uie
only change, but there Is no telling what
others the wheel and time will work."
Ciirlyle'n Audlblo Soliloquy.
The English papers are telling stories
Illustrating the conceit of Henry Eeeve,
C. B., once editor of the Edinburgh Ee
Yiew, who died the other day. On one oc
casion he called forth the contempt of
Carlylc. The sage. In. advanced life, was
dining out. and llccve was one of the
party. He was in a very didactic mood
that ntg'-t and attracted Carlylo's at
tention. A ter a long scrutiny Carlyle thus
soliloquized with himself in words per
fectly aud hie to his neighbors, "Eh,
tnon, jou'ri a pulr, wratched, mecserable
imn r III 1
Atlantic Building,
92S F Street N. W.
Na Clue to .the Burdens' $60,
000 Worth of Diamonds
1 Family Will Not Hollevo Tlmt the
Domestic Arc Implicated, unit the
l'ullci lluu Nothing Frutn Which
to WurU Snmi Magnificent (icniK
In th Uooiy.
New York, lice. 20. No clue has yet been
found to the burglars w lto c-iili red the hou&c
of Isaac Towiiecnd llurdtn, No. 5 East
T went -sixth street, Friday night and
stole Jewelr worUi $60,000.
The police believe that Ihe Uilcvrs were
well informed as to the inoemcnls of the.
tarn ly, and perhaps hud planned the theft
weeks Jgo, walling for the opportunity
to present itscir. So adroitly was the
work done that suspicion naturally arose
4-tliat the burglars vvcrcnKS)itcdU someone
who lived in the house.
The robber wus perhaps the boldest
that lias, occurred in New York for ten
ears. Its great passport to success was
the slinpilcit with vhlchit was carried
-out. The burglars swooped down upon
the house like a c clone, and were gone
with the Jewels Lef ore any of the ordimry
precautions- against burglars went into
When the Tobbcry was reported at
liollce Iieadiiuarters there was almost a
IKinic. Commissioner l'urkcr lecently re
organized the detective dciiartment. Ihe
loss by the burglary is seen In tills list:
OuedlainuMl ueiklaee, valuetlat 5.10, Odd;
one diamond llara, valued at $7,000; cne
emerald and iliatnond ornament, $2,000;
three dlnmnLd rings in one. $3,000; cne
blick pearl ' w'lh dlamoLds $2,000;
one bracelet set with diamonds, $.1,000.
one bracelet SLt with diamonds, $1,000:
one bracelet set with dlamoul-, J'lOO; ore
emerald aul diamond bracelet, $r,00; one
ruby and two diamond rings $1,000; one
sapphire and diamond ring, $1X00; two
turquoise rings, $JO0; one turquoise neck
lace, $G0O; one solitaire pin, $500, cut
diamond-set watch, witii cPuinond bow,
$1,400; one gold and sapphire chain. Su00.
two enamelled heart pa-, set with d'a
roouds, $300; two ball hat pins, $1,.00;
one lady's gold watch, with raided letters,
$S0; one open-faced go'd watch, $50,
one pearl jiin. $400; one leather pur"e c-cn-talning
Mr. Burden Is a man of great wraith
and ilni' nositlon. His 1 ouro adjoins the
Kntnl Tlrtinswlrt nnd frtitits RT1 MndlMVll I
'Square. Across the street, rliagorall,
Js IlelnionlcoV; at Ife crd of the block
on the tost is Madison Square Garden,
and all around the Louse Is that whirl
of life that cnibics Mr. burden to lonst
that he is rot far ficni 11 1 hub of Hit
American metropolis.
ai:e people or wealth.
lir, Burden islookeduponasainiII.oi aire.
He is certainly vcrj wraith. JIN 1 uum- is
furnished witii the most toMly pictures and
furniture that 1 e could buy in 1 urcjiv, and
he lives upon the fat of the la'icl. Mrs.
Burden buys nil ler f recks abroad, and
orders twenty at a time.
Mr. Burden, who is a ii,ddy-fac d, carfy
gotnggentii man. with Rgray mustache and
imperial, is as much at lomc upen the
boulevards of Paris as te js In the cafe
of Delmonico's. Tl e Burdens have a plc
at Newport. They have two tens, and a
The possessions of the Burden famil,
howeer. Just now of great interest arc the
jewels. Mrs. Burden's diamond necklace,
laluedat $30,000, was the my of lliemll
iionaires who go to the opra . It was made
up of five strings of diamonds bound at
intervals nbout the neckband. Each stone-
was (lawless and white. In the front of the
necklace was a diamond largerihana hazle
nut. This magnificent piece of jewelry was
carried off by the bjrslars.
The Burdens, accompanied by Uieir son
and daughter, lroe to tLe opera Friday
night, leaving the house about S.4S. Upon
the second floor are three rooms, one oc
cupied by Mrs. -Burden, a second by her
husband and the third by the son William.
The latter remained at home in lil room
writing and reading. In the barancut
were six women and two men servants.
Their work took them to different parts
of the house during the evening. They
heard no one, saw no one and suspected
nothing. "
While the Burdens were away the burglar
or burglars came In. went to Mrs. Burden's
safe and took her Jewelry. So far as she
, remembers sb.e had locked it up and hidden
the key. When she returned the safe was
open nnd the Jewelry gone, butthekey was
J3UH hldde;i 4njjf place in which she was
accustomed to leave it.
The burglars had gone also into Mr. Bur
den's room, lie had usraallsafethere, too.
lie kept the key In the pocket of his trousers.
When he put oir his evening dress he did not
transfer the key, and It hung iu his trousers
In the closet. The tuices found it, oiiened
his safe and took from It a gold w a tth chain,
for which he paid $250 in London, and
secral scarfplns, the whole lot valued at
about $1,000.
Mississippi rollti'tiovs.
The most gallant thing we have heard
of in a long time happened in this city after
the circus Saturday night. One of our
young men drove out with hl girl to the
circus In a back, but after the circus some
one else had captured thchack.and It wasa
case ot "walk or tote," and he proposed to
"tote" the oung lady home on his back, but
this kind offer, was, of course, refus'-d; so
they started off to walk, but they hadn't
gone far "before they came to a very wet
nnd muddy place, which was too bad for
such dainty feet as hers to tread, and, the
jdung lady having refused to let lijln carry
heroverhe wasinasaddllenima.buthewas
equal to the emergency. Lymg flat on the
ground he made a foot bridge of hluiseif for
the joung lady to walk over on. This, we
think, is the only case on record In w UIcli a
young man ever acted In the capacity ot a
foot bridge. Such gallantry should not go
unrewarded, and we are listening for
vijuauf, ue,im u xuv lieu lUkUlU-ItiUU
City Chief.
We're still selling at our Special Reduction
prices. Our enormous stock is being gradually
reduced but we still have many special bargains
worth your attention.
Men's Patent Leather Shoes,
raluo ,
3Ien'sCor40Tan-a splendid vralklnc shoe -narked f5
Men's Calf dressy and neat and withal a splendid wearing shoe,
rcjaiar ILOO value
. Men's Calf Balmorals and Congress the latost styles In toes, a
JSW) value
SOD pairs of Boys' eaOO and 6150 Shoes.
In the
Did Albert Neilis Murder Mrs.
John Runnelt.
Cor t'k Jury In tlio LulcKt Sew
York Mjhtpry CuuseK the Arrest
of a .Suipi-ct Ills notations Willi
tlie Murdered Woninii Would IIno
Killed Illm.
New York, Dec. 29. Albert A. Neilis.
a real estate dealer, was arrested this morn
ing on an order of Coroner Iloeber on sus
picion of having murdeteU Mrs. John Al
bert Runnelt, of 2J.'l West Tort -ninth
street, who was found dead In the nrea
"wuy in front of Neilis' house last night.
After taking the statenicnu of seeral wit
nesses this afternoon Ihe coroner fixed ball
for Neilis at $5,000.
Coroner Iloeber Iianied Uiat Neilis had
Ih ed with Mrs. Icumictt and had know n her
Tor twenty years, although he denied that
lie knew the woman when the body wus
round. Mrs. Itunnett, he also learned, hail
b-vn annojlng Neilis of late nnd had made,
t!ireatsagiiln: him. Thccoroncr also found
that Mrs. Runnelt had died rrom a fr itlure
of the skull from a blow on the back of
the head. There was a scalp wound .llxne
Ihe fracture as if the woman had bevuntruck
with some sharp Instrument.
The.iulopsj , which w as made by Coroner's
Physician Uuber, showed that th.-re hud
uei'ii coi slderable hemorrhage bjt there,
was little blood where the body -was found
and no wound was discovered until .i ery
careful examination had lieen'rnade.
A razor was found in. the bosom of the
woman's dress and some whitish powders
in her pocket. The autopsy showed, how
ever, that she had not talen poUon and
It would have been eis, the coroner said,
for those thing to have been placed there
arter death to disarm suspicion. The
hiitopsy showed, however, that Mrs. Itun
nett had been addicted toT the use of
liquor to a moderate extent.
This latter fact the defense U using In
nrg.:ing that Mrs. Itunnett fell down the
stojp accidentally.
Mrs. Runnelt was the wire of John Allx-rl
Uunuclt, wiio was at one time treasurer
of Nibio'H Garden.
Neilis when taken before Uie coroner to-
daj made a statement In which he said that
he had known Mrs. Runnett for a number
or years and that dJrtngthat time he lind
been on friendly terms with her nnd her
husband, lie said tint shortly alter 8
n'cl-jcfc last night oncof his servants told him
that there was a drunken man lying in the
arciway ot the house. He immediate
went down nrd upon inve-stigatlon found
that the object was a woman. Ho raised
he hotly t( a silting position, and as the
llehl fell on the face he discovered lint it
was Mrs- Rurnclu Hewnt fora policeman,
who said the woman was dead. .
Miss Lily (i. Harney, a niece of Mr
Uui.nctl, nbo n-ade a slate nienl Icdjj . S)ie
tnid that Niilis hsd Mrs. UEdinetl arreted
a month ago for annoying him a his
office. This is also corral orated by Ihe
police records. Miss Harney1 said that her
aunt -Seft I ome only about an hour before
she was found dead.
CapU rriedeiibiTg, of the Slxty-eishth
street police slaticn, wro has charge' of
the case, Isof thecpinion that Mrs. Rui.netr
went to Neilis'' l.oase last night to sec 1dm
for the pur etc- of klllirg him, and j olbl
herself as well, wllh the razor found eij-on
her. "It is u rcw razor." said the captain
today, "aud I telicve ste had Loupht with
sudi deliberate purpose-."
At Mrs. llunctit'fc iete reside ce access,
to her Iiustord, Jclm AlUrt Runnett, was
denied, nor would any onceJse iu the Louse
have anything to soy.
Neilis was Admitted to bail later, his
wlfcgolngcn l-islionil.
A Depraved Mtilc.
One of the brightest Virg.nia women in
this city lias a fund r aDetditeillnstralir
of life among the Old Uciulnion darkle;
that is not surrasscd by Thomas N jen
Page himself. She was telling the ulcer
night of a young mule that had been shipped
on a freight train to a farmerin Faoquier
county. A taghadbeentkdsecurelyaroatirl
his netk with a rojie, with .snipping direc
tions thereon, but in tt-e course of his
Journey the mule's hunger at.d natural de
pravity bad tempted him to chew up IkU,
tag and rope. This gave the darky brake
man grave concern. He hurried to the
caboose and saw the cocdcctor.
"Mars George," he cried, "fo' Garni,
whar o' 'epects to put off dat colt? -'E-done
eat up whar 'e gwine." New York
Throe I'ori-oiialltieH.
The Duke of Norfolk is a widow er and has
Jio daughter, and during his mayoralty of
Sheffield the position of mayoress will
be filled b his second sister. Lady Mary
Adehna Howard his eldest sister, Lady
Minna, being u Carmelite nun.
Of the two new French cardinals, Mgr,
Boer. Ard bishep of L'ourges, Is tneton of
a carpenter in Aix In Provence. The
rather worked for the church, and the son
served at the altar as jrcolyte, and learned
Latin from a priest.
Gen. Davoust, Due d'Anerstadt, grand
nephew of Marshal Davoust, the defender
of Hamburg, has Just been appointed grand
chancellor of the reorganized Council .of
the Legion of Honor. The council re
signed last spring on account ot the legisla
tive scandals arising from the Panama
and Southern Railway affairs.
.frlngi and ForkH.
Tor my own part, says n magazine writer.
It 1 as always struck mc that fingers should
be considered as much more appropriate
instruments for feeding than forks. I
know that tlity are my own fingers and
that I have washed them, but as for the
forks In places of public entertainment I am
not sure that tliey Lave been washed at
all, and I would rather not think of the
way in which they have been used. We
would rather surfer runch than use another
man's toothbrush, but we think nothing at
all of using the whole world's fork a fact
-which proves the vanity of most oulward
French, calf, a regular 16.00
We are ont of ome sizes
Town Is'Still Filled With Armen
ian Refugees.
Wur NVws nnd TelejrrniiiH Alleged to
Hf From llm .Scenes of MasMicre-K
Ar Curofnilv rronnred at Uie
Valact a nurds for the l'role-ctiuii
of Chritluia-rNot Trut worthy.
) -'
London. Dcc.iC9.UTho correspondent of
the United Freta atr Constantinople sendj
the following under yesterdays dale.
The continuous publication and circulation
of offlclal falsehoods, 'together wilh the
barricade agalnsttlio truth of every nvenue
nf-publloity,. has- become one of the most
dangerous elements of the political situa
tion at t:onstantlnoile. Censorship or the
Turkish press oxlqu.. Latterly Its sole
object has beertjlp, suppress facts, and to
compel publication of "editorials" relative
to the Armenians wjilch are pn p I at the
palace,uiid ofrtelegfains" u: l under
Physical Compulsion, by wretche " nu-nlan
prlfonsrs In the dungeons or Asiatic Turkcr?
In reality, the Turkish ndnsixipersaretcius
edited at the palace.
The nult of this use of the nree.s is that
tlieMobammeilan populace, anileve'iirnoder-5'
ati ly educated gentlemen at Coiwlnnltnopie
rind tin ir chief reason for discontent with
the sultan In" his failure to" order tlmile
slructlon or the Christians gent rally.
They suppose that the Armenians o?
Asiatic Turkey have murdered nnd pillaged
grea t numbers or Moslems; that thereaervtsJ
liave licen called Into the rieid to punish
and reduce to order the Armenians; that
the European powers have? intcrvercd to
prevent the restoration of order and that
the foreign gunboats have come to the
Uovphorus In order Hi vncnurascCliririant
in lusjrrcction. '
The desluetion made from this mass of
error Is that the Cnristl ..s are preparing
tp m issicre Mos!im and that, tlicrcfore",
-theMos'ems must first mawTacrf'thc'Clinst''
Uii3. Unqmstlonably the object of this
official dissemlnathSn or faUehnodR tliroigli
cuimfiigfy ilev (seii coinfnunica tion To the f
press, lias been to inriame Hie ignorant
mid cause the Inttiiseexcitement which has
rebutted. 3
" It Is now learned that the report that
the Turkish troops had captured the town
or Zeilbun front the Insurgent Armenians
had Its o.-Uin in a statement made by Gen.
Mustaf t llcmiz, who is at Zeitoun.
Tills rlporf was" Fupp-irtcd by a tele
gram received In Constantlnop'e from
Akppu, which not nnl sVateii tiiut Zciioiiu'
hhd Ctl'tn, but gave details or the flight
of many refugees before tiie Turks regained
pciacsion of the town. "
Many of the refugees were said to hae
fled to Kiliis. Iu n southeaster!) dlrec
tlon from Zeitoun. whera It was t-rpeeted
that an .TttDLt would be made upon -them
by the Turks. '
"Senil-offlclal reports now- "show thai
tficTUty itself has not beni taken by-tv
Turks. The place, which Is filled with
refugees, is hunted by the lroois. Gen.
Mustafa Ttemiz demaudeil Uie surrender of
the illy, ni.d eishteOn of the Armenian
notables wtnt outside the forliflcatious
to treat for a surreiVler.
fFlftexli of these envoys were detained by
the Tufkish ge'nernli-wlui sent tin? t.tlcr
three balk wlthirife tentis, Ifciuduig the
glvlnif up or their nrVns by" Ihe Armenians.
The Arm ulans frW'A the' mountains, who
u'Pturei! the cltjtiwcre willing-to accept
tte terms, hut the refugees; who feared that
If the Turks guUtfHlde the-fortifications
there would be another masacre. Insisted
that there be no capitulation
Gen. Keinlz asicd"f6r orders from Con"
stantinople, unif "yesterday the sultan
issued an ir lde br?a ring that a Lattie
be avoided If tlicrcV'"Was any chailce Or
procuring tie surrender of Zeitoun b
other means.
Th" missionaries'.!! Man-ovau haeteJe-
graplicd to the .iron, A. . Terrtil, th
American minNtcr. declaring that
guards furnisli,vl ,by the authorities- for
their protection are not trustworthy, and
that in consequence tlielr lives and prop
erly are in clanger,.
Mr. Terrell tclisrapUd to Mr. Milo"
A. Jewitt. tic American consul at SIv'as,
instructing 1 im to go to Mar-ov.in, if
jiossiiile. l'estcrday Mr. Jcwett replieil
tliat It was impossible for h.'m to leave
Sivas .is an outbreak was threatened a
that place.
Mr, TcTrell then visited the porte, where
hts representations resultetl in nn order .be
ing sentto the military commander at Mars
ovan toVubstiUite regular fo'diers for the
gjards who had been iletailed to proTls.t
tlie Americans.
The missionaries at Mnrsovan a"re Rev
and Mrs. John P. Smith, Dr. and Mrs.
George F. Derrick, Dr. and Mrs. Charles
C. Tracy, Rev. and Mrs. Edward Rlggs.
Bcv. nnd Mrs. George E. White-, Miss Francis
C. Gage nnd Miss Martha A. King.
At SIvas are looated Rev. Albert W.
Hubbard, Ilev-Henry T.Perryand wlfeand
Miss Mary E. Brewer,
The Dally News will tomorrow publish a
dispatch, from Constantinople saing. that
the house of the Protestant pastor a t Chum
kusli, near Diarbcklr, was set on fire by
Kurds, andtljatthepastor wasbadlylmrnejl
in seeking to make his escape.
Wben-hc reached the, outside of his burn
ing home, lie was selzcdljy the Kurds, w ho
told bira that he must make his choice
between accepting Islatnism and being
killed. He chose death.
At Bivas a pastor named Knenidjian met
a similar a"ate after refusing to abandon Ids
faith. Eleven Protestant pastors in the
ivharput district, who were connected with
inc. American board of foreign missions,
gave up their lives rather than to abandon
Cry of the Opprexed.
Thou call'st me a jslave the dog that lies
Berorethedoorwayof thygroaning vaults,
Aud every U0M intruder prompUy halts
With savage growl or swift, alarming cries,
Deserves uor kicks nor blows that thou
should'st give;
No less do I I hav e the right to live.
Tra but a slave,, and yet J say to thc
The sufferings of a slave full often can
Outweigh the sufferings of the master
I'm bu t a slave, nnd yet ca n'st thon not see.
Oppressed too often; the slave's pathetic
moan j , u.
Will make lute tremble on tuy golden
I'm bu t a slave ipdii the crumbs that fall
From of t thy ih ble thou dost give me life.
And yet I warn thee in th Impending strife
Twixt capital jtud'labor, crumbs though
small, s- -
Where saturated Willi Ihe cries of peed,
Can swiftly changea purpose to a deed.
Charlis Babsoii Sohle In Clilcaso Record.
and all
scalp or
Mrs. Dr. J.;Spmme3,
704- IfifhStreet NW.
Full-Dress t
S Suits J
All our Dress Suits are
silk lined
Tuo price has nothing to do
1... with the lit
g Mertz
5 and
6 Mertz-
h 906 F St. N. W.
German Bankers Have Full Con
fidence in American Finances.
Captnr.- of Huron von Hummei-steln
Criutcd a SeiiNiition Aniline the
Sochi lUtH Chri-itnittH CrlebnitloiiH
In tin lleriln llarrHCks -Mllitnry
L'rojjnmi for "'vv Venr'n Day.
Berlin, Dec. 20. The reaction towunl
cunlldence In the future of A i-rlcaii
rjiijucvs, especially as afrecting inter
national monetary relations, hus liern
s-urjirlslnglr, raph -wllldn -the la.t It!X7
das. Rtrllu uud Frankfort took ire lead
of London In speculative bujlug of Amerl
cflu nlocks, iqd operators there have on
,tjie whole. beiieflteU by the selliug -whlcli
was done In London, and at no time during
the Wall street pauic have the German
tHiurses been so much lufluenccsl as was
the English market. The buying set In
earlier here, and even Investors look a
lchaiice In securing stocks at low values.
I Th.. I.HHnH.1.1.. n..nl.Ti. firm .. Cnl.
IU injtBM ,IU9VU U.'IUUIJ 111,11 tl UUl"
urd i , niter cvjiisiiicrable bujlng of Ameri
can railroad securities. ""The course of
operations l.cre gives evidence of the de
creasing Influence or London upon matters
of finance in which German financiers or
invrsior-arc interested.
Financiers are no longer Inclined to
accept the tendencies of the London market
as a good guide in Important monetary
htfrprlscs lit the present moment. It
is not forgotten how Germany nbsorbed
the American loans at low values during
the war of the American relielllon. when
the Injuds were almost unsaleable in Lon
don. too now, when English financial hoiies
seem to hesitate over the reception of a
new bond issue, the Washington govem
pienl, if il is desirous of havlug foreign
markets lake part In the loan, might find
Girmau firms prepared to negotiate. The
Iniief hire In the permanence of pice
between the United .States and Great Brit
ain is absolute, and get eral conviction in
the recovery of a health condition or
American rinances is unshaken.
The capture in Athens or Baron von
Hammerslein, the Tormcr editor of the
Kreu7 Zeitung, who absconded under
charges ot forgery and embezzlement,
created a In mendous sensation In political
and social circles when his arrest became
known on Saturday. The arrest of this
fugltiveh.isciit the ground from under the
feet of tlie Socialist leudirs and mav be
even said ttr hae carried away the feet
of some of them.
There has nev er been a moment since the
disappearance or Hammerstein Uiat the
In its endeavors to rind him and bring
Iiini back to Justice, no nutter who might
be injured b nny revelations which his
prosecution might entail. The political
police tracked Mm through Switzerland and
Italy and finally spotted him as he was
landing from a steamer at rtraeus, Uie
part o'f Athens and fiv e miles from the city.
Having run him down Uie police commii
sarles watched him closely during the cn
fre time occupied in making npplicallons
in secret to the Greek government for his
The government of Greece decs lot ex
tradite culprits except for capital offenses,
but under pussure frcm Eerlin tre Athens
authorities tcok advantage of Ilamnier
stcin's ,avng rccordcil l.imseir as Wil
liam nerbart" to etpcl him from tl."
-kinr'dom ns an ai arthist susi-ect. Hammer
sttin was tl ercfore compelled to 'eavc and
ervbnrked en a stccmer fcr linndisi. The
German police also tcok thcsleahiernnilihe
moment tl e vessel f ai'ed Ccnimi'sar Wolf,
of tl.e Berlin political ro'ice. placed him
under arrest.
Tlie conduct of the government In the
Hamtnersteln matter having thus been
vindicated, the police will be al'owed a
free I and to puisue their plan of socialist
repression, while the Conservatives, l o
longer di terred by Sccialist menaces of
damaging revelations, will urge repressive
measures n the Reichstag.
At all Uie military barracks in Berlin
each company hadlts Christmas treeand the
ceremony of "Bcscherung" the giving of
Christmas boxes was observed. Each of
the men stood In line to re-ceive bis present
wliilc the captain and other officers of each
comiiany sang "Stille Heilige Nacht." The
captain then told out to each man his share
bf punch. wMcnconcluded thestrvice. The
ceremony was the same In each barracks.
The hospitals and even the prlsonsaiso had
their Christmas trees.
The Countess von Waldersec provided a
large number of widows and children with
their Christmas dinner and had an Immtnsc
tree upon which were bung parcels of cloth
ing. Ex-Empress Frederick visited the
Kaiser rriedrich Hospital on Christinas Day.
She was received there by Dr. Vircnow and
Dr. Bosse, minister or ecclesiastical affairs,
instruction and medical affairs. The cx
emprcssprcsldcdatthc fete which followed
her arrival and distributed the presents.
Prince Bismarck spent Christm-vs alone
with his family. Count nnd Countess von
Bantzau, the latter his daughter, and his
son. Count Herbert Bismarck and bis wife.
The health of the cx-cuanccllor Is excellent,
He walks butlitUe, but drlv cs f rcqucntlyt
The New Year's Day program is us fol
lows: At 8 o'clock In the mormug there
will be a reveille from the casUo to Bran
denburg gate acd back performed liy the
massed bands of the Berlin garrison. At
10 o'clock religious services will be held
in the castle chapel, and at 11 o'clock
the court ceremony effiling past the em
peror and the imperial party in the Weissen
Saal. At 12 o'clock there will be a parole
in the yard of the arsenal by the kaiser in
the presence of all tbe commanders of the
German army corps. Then salutes will be
fired In the Lustgarten.
There is great anxiety over the condi
tion of tbe Empress of Austria, who is
afflicted with prolonged spells of mel;
33 1-3 Per cent.
A perfect jam of eager buyers attended our one
third off sale yesterday. It's the most astounding-clothing-
sale on record a' firm of forty years' standing-offering
its entire stock without reserve black
goods included at a uniform discount of one-third
less than "marked in plain figures" "first of sea
son" prices. It's a sweeping reduction and puts the
price of the very highest grades of readj--made cloth
ing down to a level with the ordinary. Remember!
everything's marked in plain figures and you can
choose any garment in the house. Money back if
you -want it.
Men's Suits and Ovcrcaats that
SlOnrcnovr 50 07
S12urcuow &00.
$13 50 arc now O.OO.
15.00 arc now-St 0.00.
10:50 arc now 11.00.
laoOarennw I2.0p.
20.00 arc now 13.35.
25-00 arc now lft07.
30 00 arc now 20.00.
35 00 arc now 23.35-
This from the
$2,50 for any $3.50 or $4.00 HaL '
This from the Tarnishing Department. v
$1.50 for all kinds of $2.00 Under
wear. $1.75 for all kinds of
$2.50 Underwear.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch Store In Washington.
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ever inaugurated in 'Washington. Yes, we start
todaj- a sale unparalleled in the annals of the
furniture business. Our prices are always far
lower than anyother store in town, and this week
we have cut into our prices
For one week this sale will last, and every Parlor
Suite in the Rink must participate in it cash or
In the last eigfit days we have sold no less than
264 Chamber Suites, which has meant to us an
actual giving away of
for with ever- suite sold we give free (till the end
of the year) cash or credit a reversible mattress,
a woven wire spring, and two feather pillows the
actual value of which amounts to S12.
Remember this offer only lasts two days longer.
Twelve dollars' worth free should surely be an in
ducement to 3-ou to buy, especially as our prices
are alreadv lower than anvwhere else.
New York Ave., between 13th and 14th Sts.
ancholy and religious e-ccitatlon. Her phy
sicians insist upon her majest's luring
repeated changes of scene in ordjr to
divert her mind.
Curious Cui-toni'sPrevnlent In llnrniuli
In Burmah when a coupledeslrea divorce
the first step is a general summoning of the
family relations of both sides, wliocommtnce
proceedings by a discussion with a v. lew to
an amicable settlement. This, however,
seldom take3 place. Then the patriarchs
ot tbe village are calledin, and they proceed
as follows. They tae two candles, wax If
possible, but generally rush lights, and a p
portlon one to the husband and tbe other to
the wife. Thecaudlesarcthenplacedupon
the table. If there is one, and on the floor If
"there Is not, ana lighted. Great care i3
taken that neither is in any draught likely
to interfere with or expedite its combustion.
Then the husbind, wife and- relatives sit
around to waltand watch. Ifthcnusband's
candle burns out first, he and nil his rela
tives walk out of doors and lea Ytthe wife in
possession of the house and all the chattels.
Reduction Sale.
Chlldrcn's Suits and Overcoats
tbat were:
S2.00 arc now 51.35.
3.00 arc now 2.00.
4.00 are now 2.07.
5.00 are now 3-35.
7.50 are now 5.00.
Men's Pants that were:
$3.00 arc now S2.00.
4.00 arc now 2.07.
S.OOaronow 3.35
(100 ae now 4.00.
7.50 are now 3.00.
Hat Department.
I f the wife's candle goes not first, she and
her relatives depart. The victor pjys a
small lee to the cundle-provlding patriarchs,
and the divorce is complete. In Madagas
car a husband can divorce his wire for the
most trlv ial offense by giving her a piece ot
money before witnesses and faying "I
thank you, madamc." In Japan Ihccouplo
simply proceed to tl e nearest temple each
wearins n blue scar across the left shoulder
and knotted under the right arm. They
bow thrice before the altar, unfasten tbelr
scarfs, and leave the temple by opposite
doors, thus having loosed ihe marriage tie.
In Cochin-China the breaking or a pair of
chobticks In the pre-sence of the couple Is
legal form ot divorce.
Kdvvurd Han n Game.
Ed ward Klchlsoii.co'oted, living in Stone's
row northwest, was arrested esterday
afternoon by To'Iceman Hartley of No. 2
station, charged with rermlttlng gaming
on his premises. J
i aim ilcauuiUe immediately relieved by
Capitol Catarrh Cure. -5 cents.
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