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THE WASHINGTON TIME
Sp Part 2 ages 9 to WASHINGTON, D. C, SUKXAX MORNING, MAY 17, 1896. &&sSS3k$S&S8&83k Be sure to attend Eisenmantfs GREAT MONDAY SALE ! ?n?THTTT??n?T?? m m w m w j mmmra Mayer Bros. & Co., 93T-939 F St. We are Overran I CROCKER'S SHOES. 939 Pa. Ave. -"-, Big; Reductions in Every Department. Our new department of Children's ready made Drusses 1h a wonderful success. No wonder, when we offer a weU-finlslieih stylish Dress for less than you pay for ma terial. $2 White QCC ' n V TF every man wo- fi I f Mi v m v "3 Hahn's Reliable f tftt Shoes could form in ))) F every man wo man and child who wears Hahn's Reliable Shoes could form in line on Pennsylvania avenue there wouldn't be standing room for an outsider between the Capitol and the Treasury. We have gathered new inspiration from this constantly increase ing crowd of shoe buyers. The first half of Hay has brought us wonderful business the last half shall be busier 5TILL. Fall in line tomorrow an army of competent salesmen are here to serve you. Here are a few of this week's attractions: Eh FB b For $1 and $1.28 Values ladies' Tan and Black Oxford Tics Of soft and serviceable leather Wide or sharp toes. For $2. SO and $3 Values. Ladies' Dark Tan and Ulack ici Kid Low Tie: Butto.i And Juliet-'. Ten style. "IT a For $1.00 Yalues. Ladles" "White Canvas Oxford Tios "Wiih U'liito Kid trimmings On the newest Ia-ts. pa St 91 B For $3.50 Values. Men's Gray and White Linon Hand-sewed Oxf nd Ties And Laced Hoots. For $2.00 Values. (For $5 and $6 Values. Ladies' Grase Linen and Imported White Linen Ties Latest and nobbiest sty es. Men's Best Kangaroo Wine and Iu. k Tan Coloi Uussi.i Calf IJest made shoes. BICYCLE LEGGLVS Of niack orUrown Netting Cam as or Liy;ht and Daik Giav Tweed, 80s a Pair :5c SANDALS. Misses;, and Child,' White, Ulack or Tan Kid an j Patent Lea her. stylish and serviceable. SI OO JHOE;. Shapely and Good-wearing Veal Cnlf Laced lor Men and Hoys-. Splendid Kill 15oo:s for Ladies and Gins. 1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave. rB 233 930 and 932 Ph St. N. W. NTIC HE TELLERS City Postoffice Dials the Larg est in the Countrv. A NOVEL NIGHT SCHEME Illuminated Spaces Will Flash the Hour Every Five Minutes to the Sleeping: Cit3r- TIic four great dials which will adorn the tower of the new postoffice building will he the largest ilockr m this rountrv. Although It will be a long time before tbe.-e mammoth chronometers will be put In place, general interest is already being iii:mifeicd, and there i.s constant inquiry regarding the fcize aud mode of operation ot tiii-M' n.KiiNior tiiiic-U'ilors LeiiiM lias guessed from the great circular spaces seen on each of the Tour tides of the great tower that they would be occupied by the great dials of the clock. Uut at the .same time a giance upward gives the oberer not the least idea of the dimensions or i lie aperture l.-t't in the tower ti be filled by the dials. The pedestrian on IViinsliniii i avenue, wliether on business or pleasure bent, never cares to stop and make even a mental calculation by winch he could ar rive at even an approximation of the actual dimensions. To those looking up to the dizzy height Where the great dials are to be placed, only a poor conception can be formed of the size of the space which the immense faces of the great clock will occupy. Distance is de ceiving, and those who deliberately and closely view the faces of the tower and de cide iMheir owiuiund that the diameter of the great dials would probably be five feet or a little more, will be surprised to learn that it will in fact be several times greater than their greatest stretch of im agination had judged. PLANS NOT COMPLETED. So far, however, very little except the dimensions of the clocks is known. Uut just at this time that is hufficicnt to give an idea of what mammoth machines they will be. In speaking of the matter, Supervising Architect Aiken said that, as yet, no contract for the building of the clocks iiad been given out, nor had any specifications been made. All that is really known in reference to the clocks at this time, he said, was the prob .iiie size ami the arrangement of the dials. By reference to the height and plans of con stMiinon oi u.e i iwer it will be seen, he said, that the center of the dials of the clocks will be -within a few inches of 200 feet from the level of the street. The lower edge or the circumference of the dials will have a support in the tower at a dis tance of J 91 feet and a few inches from the pavement, and extending upward with a diameter of fifteen feet, the highest point The Tower Clock as Seen in the-Daytime. Boxes aud crates, little and big-, are arriving here all the time. Our storerooms are full our stores are-full. We are never at a loss for something just fresh from the factor to dffer you. The woman who can't be suited here, can't be suited anywhere. ( As to prices, the constant stream of buyers proves conclusively that there's attraction ihere there's not elsewhere. Ladies' Suits. Duck and Piquo Wnsh Suits in a variety of colors, 5-iard Skirt, Our Price, $1.89. Genuine Irish .Homespun Suits, short cutaway blazers., tf-yd slcirt. WoithSJ. Our Price, $2.98. Ladies' Skirts. Another lotot Pique and Duck Skirts, plain, figured and striped. Our Price, 73 cents. Separato White Linon Duck Skirts, with wide houi, li-yds wide, tap d on inside. Our Price, $1.69. Ladies' Waists. Fancy Lawn and Pcrcalo Waists in stripes, ligures, plain and Per sian ellect.s, broad cull's, and high collars. Were So cents. Our Price, 49 cents, Tan Striped Linen Waists, with high detachable collars, and largo sleeves. Worth U9. Our Price, 98 cents. "Whitn dotted Swiss, puffed front Waist, with detachable col lar, short pointed cuff.-., and largo bis lop sleeves. Worth C3.PS. Our Price, $1.98. Ladies' and Children's Hats. Thousands of LadieB Misses' and Children's flats that sold for from 75c to 1.60. Our Price, 49 cents. 10 cases of Trimmed S.iilor Ilata, with leather u.unis and bilk rib bons, white, blac c and navy. Worth 75 cents. Our Price, 44 cents. 150 doz. Modene Shade Hats, the 2o-cent quality. Our Price, I2 12 cents. Short -back Sailoi Hats, in lle nini brai 1, all coh r-. 'W orth 50e Our Price, 35 cents. ISO Ti binned Hats. Worth S7.50 to 510. Our Price, $4.95. "White Duck Caps. Worth .25 cents. Our Price, 10 cents. Trimmed Sailor Hats. Worth C9 cents. Our Price, 19 cents. Lnrce Ulack French Chip Flats Worth 50 cents. Our Price, 25 cents Fine imported Leghorn Flats WoitliS1.2i Our Price,, 75 cents. Wo have not forgotten tho old folks. A full lluo of Ladles' Bou nds in all the now effects. Prices 49 cents to $1.50.' RIBBON DEPT. No. 60 all-silk Taffeta- Ribbon, every shade. Worth id cents. Our Price, 19c yard. Thousands or yards of assorted Ribbons, 4 to 0 inchos wide. Worth 3'J to 75 cciits Our Price, 25c yard. No. 7al!-sllk Satin Hack Velvet R-bbou. Worth 12 cents. Our Price, 5c yard. Thousands of yards of a sorted ribbons of all kinds and styles, 2 to i inches wide. Worth a) to 39c yard. Our price, 11 cents 3'ard. Flower Department. No matter how bniall the price, tho quality of any Flower vou get hero is good. This week'we will celebrate a grett sale of tingle bunches. Thousands of bunches and Ktyles of fine Flowert, onlv ono of a kind. To clear out. Our price, 5 cents bunch. Thousands of bunches of Flow cm, all otyles. ono of a tind. W01 til 7oc to 81.50 bunch. Our price, 49 cents. 50 qartous of .roses. Follaze. Daisies, '..ousiins and violets. Wortli 50c to SI a bunch. Our price, 25 cents. Ladies' Belt Special. 2Jc Leather Belts lor 19c. Ladies' Linen Collars. 13c 2 It Linen Collars lor lie. GLOVES. Limited quantity of -Button G ace move, sizes Cxi to 7, in tan, garnet and white worth SI. Our Price 35 cents. White Chamois llousquetaire Gloves, .worth!. Our Price. 73 cents. ChtiureVs White Chamois Glover, -1 button length, worth ioc. Our Price, 50 cents. Ladies B.l Black and Coloicd Silk Tatrptta Gloves, perfec.-fit-tiujj, superior HjfisKJ worth o'Jc. Our frice, 25 cents. Wo warrant all Gloves we sell, and handle only reliable mates. I T Hl SS3JI P ST ntf Ci k, S 3xSx$x3 $Sx3SSS SS$$&tSS3SSS3 tj Sxjx3S S3 of the circle will reach a little more than 206 feet above the street below. These immense dial plates, with eircum- Tue Now Dial. ferences measuring more than 45 feet, and each with an area of more than 1G8 square feet, will be painted the blackest of black, and across them will extend two immense indicators, or hands. Each of these Indi cators, with the counterbalance, will meas ure within a iraction of reet a length greater than the tallest man in the city. These longarms will bepaiuteathebright eafc silvery white, so that against the black background of the dials they can be easily seen from any part of the city when the view is unobstructed. VERY SIMPLE MACHINERY. Up in the light tower there will be no machinery, except possibly a cog wheel or two to control the movement of the hands of the clock aud adjust the tims indicated at uight. Nor is it known this time what style of machine the clocks will be. It is very probable, however, they will be either pneumatic or electrio. "Whatever they are, the actual motive pow er which will govern the movements of the indicators iu the towers will be stationed on the first floor of the building, and there be in charge of experts day aud night. During the night the dials ot the clocks will be illuminated by two spaces in ths form of a segment of a circle, having a horizontal measurement of about three leef and a perpendicular measure or about two feet, which will be lighted by eiectric lights. These illuminated segments will be placed about five feet apart, one above and the other below, and equidistant from the center of the dial. By- means of these the. time will be shown cverv five minutes, the hour being indicated by the figures seen in the top segment and the minutes by those seen in the lower tegment. Thus, if the number in the top segment 16 eleven and in the lower fen. the exact time would be ten minutes after eleven o'clock. And so with any other figures that may appear, the hours will be registered at tiie tup turn i)-minutes at tlie bottom. ".i Whether or not there will be a chime at tachment has not been decided, but even without such a labor-saving service, which would relieve people from the necessity of running the risk of dislocating their necks in looking up at the clock to learn the time, the great markers of time will be not only a great convenience to the people, but also great ornaments to the magnificent building in which they will be placed. Ho Could Find Out. Swellington (at the soiree) I wonder if that plain woman over there is really try ing to flirt with me? Cooler (politely) 'I can easily find out, sir, by asking her. She's my wife. Lon don Tit-Bits. A Mystery Solved. "It is n mystery to ir.e how you could accumulate so large a fortune dealing in cattle," said the King of Bavaria to Baron Hirsch. "Ah, your majesty," returned the baron, "my dealings have been with cattle as well as iu cattle." Boston Herald. J- it i This Percale Dress, from 1 to 4 years, reg-ular price 39c, special price 39c for Children's Indlgo-blue, Fer cale uresses, trimmed and lined, well worth 65c. 49c for Children 'srine Gingham Dresses. Handsome variety of patterns. Actual value, 75c. 69C for large-size Children's Percale Dresses, trimmed, with ruffle, and extra, wide skirt. Sizes, 8. 10 ntiil 12 years. Would be considered cheap at $1. 98c for French Gingham and Lawn BreHses. Sizes, 8. 10 and 12 years. Can not be duplicated for less than SI. 50. These garments must be teeu to be ap preciated. Great Reductions in Skirt Prices. Fine Brilliantine Skirt, extra wide, rustic lin ing and velvet bound a regular S: skirt o offei for Mon day only mslW t)l Don't fail to look at this wonder ful bargain. A few more of those 92 Brilliantine Skirts, which we ofrer at 98c. $1.9 S for a Fine Si lk-finished Mo hair SKiri, ultra full sweep; worth $4. $2.98 for imported Creponiie Skirts; actual value, S5. $5.98 lor Brocaded Silk Skirts; worth $3. $7,49 for the handsomest Brocaded Suiin .kirt. with U gores a perfect beauty; regular price, $10. Skirts made to order without extra charge. Cut Prices in Ladies' Waists. This :0c Laundered Percale "Waist, ffofPt 49c. for-pur 7c. fiuc Percale Waists, large Bishop sleeves. 89c. for hmidhcmc Grass linen Waists; worth $1.50. $1.98 for thoc Elegant Silk Crepe W: isi. whirh cannot be matched for $3. $1.93 for $3 Silk Waists; new designs. $2.98 for $5 Silk Waists; latest pat terns. $1.25 Percaleand Laiyi Wrapper for 69c. Juit received a0 dozen of Perc ilc a d Utrn V tappers, extra full frleeve and verj- wide skirt, with separate tis;ht-ntting waist lining; actual value SI 25. We offer as a special in ducement to inako yon acquainted wiiU our popular Wrapper Department at 69 cents. 15c. Large Pillow Cases for 7 4C. 500 Pillow Caasf extra sizes, made of start-h-lcs bleached muslin; regular price 15c; spe cial for Monday 71 cents. 501 large sizo ready-made Sheets, mado of good quality of musliii; actualvalue 5.'c. Wc oiler for ilondny at 39 cents. 0 pieces Striped Mull in pink, blue, orange and cream; regular price I2)c, Only 5c. a yard. 2"i pieces white Dotted Swis?, sold every where at 15c.; special Monday price 9c. yard. 200 pure silk -26-Inch Umbrellas, every oue warranted; a.tuai price Si. 50; special Monday prico 97 cents. 500 Window Shades, with patent rollers, all the leading colois; sold everywhere at 'Jjc special Monday price 1 5 cents. IBSH SOGTth St bot. H and J i9-M-i92G Pcnna Ave. A GOOD LUCK STORY, The Insurnnco Adjuster Saved Ills Company by Getting Drunk. "I have no patience," observed Charles Brewster Steele, a well-known insurance man. yesterda y, " with the people who keep insisting that there's no such thing as luck. Chance rules the world and the insurance business. Have you ever noticed that the moil ptomising risks arc the first to mulct a company, whereas the old rookeries that ought to have burned to cinder twice in everj twenty-four hours stand out against the shocks of ill fortune? "Well, in my business, adjusters who go about the country looking over the risks as sumed by various agents of an insurance company arc presumed to have a soft thing, and so they have as far as the traveling money nnd the other extras go. They live high, but their employers hold them to a strict accountability, and whenever a loss occurs Uicy get all the blame. "Now, there '8 where the majesty of luck comes in. A certain New York company sent a fellow I know down to Jacksonville, Fla., a couple of years ago to look over the risks there. He got drunk on the traiu, and had been steadily inebriated for twelve days when! met him in a Jacksonville hotel. He explained his mission to me, and I asked what lie had done. Of course, hehadn't even been near his agent. " 'Look here,' said I. 'jou'd better go and see your man, drunk as you are. Go to the office, anyway, and cancel something just to let the home office know you're alive.' "I didn't see my friend for several days after that, aud when I did encounter him in the barroom of the hotel, he "was drunker than ever. I took him aside and asked bira if lie bad followed my advice. " 'Why, yes.' he responded thickly. 'I went down there and cancelled every blankety blank risk on the books.' "I tried to reason vclth him, but4ic "would not listen. I besoughtlilm it be valued his place to let me straighten things out, but he only leered at me and returned to his liquor. "Well, sir." continued Mr. Steele, with a deep drawn sigh, "that very night Jack sonville had one of the greatest fires in her history, and my drunken friend's com pany was saved by my drunken friend's idiocy from a loss of SlfcO.GGO. "They didn't do a thing to him but give him a fat Job and present him with a magnificent gold repeater, in which "was in- Ox ord Monday, 98c. Pair. 1 & Q By taking- the manufact urer's entire balance we are enabled to place on sale to morrow at 8 a. m- a beauti ful line of Ladies' $2 White Oxfords for 9Sc. pair. These are of fine ''Basket" canvas, tipped and trimmed with fine white kid, French kid covered heel, and sharp toe. Regular $2 Oxfords. o Qv-. Only 400 pairs of these enough for Monday and Tues- ZZ& day, perhaps! You'll not have another like opportunity "e ag-ain this year. 2 ff-PM" Jenness Miller " Oxfords, ,4 S2 iAsJ&iz best in the world -. . . 4)-0 R g 939 Pa. Ave. SHOES POLISHED FREE. mmmm m m m m in mmmm KSffiSSS25SS2K3 WBPS K We Will Sell Fins Glothin That Will Knock Prices to STH E .01 MEN'S SUITS. Men's line Blue Serg-e Suits, so well ft adapted ibr present wear U 31EX'S Single and Double Breasted Sack Suits, in me dium and lig-ht weights mixtures ftf j cheeks and plaids i g-ood value at $10.50 U ' MEN'S elegrant Clay "Worsted Dress Suits, lit to ivear upon any occasion and per fect in every detail MEN'S Tow and Crash Suits, nothing" nicer for solid com fort coolness airi ness dressiness and the price is corker MEN'S Linen Suits all sizes, and the price for an entire suit (about the cost of the materials) MEN'S Serfje Coats $1.50 MEN'S nice thin Office Coats 25c. MEN'S Blue Serge, double breasted Pn fifi "M.0U S2.5Q $2.90 MEN'S Blue Serge Coats and Vests, skel etoii lining, just3 kf) for present use tpO.OU MEN'S Duck Pants wortli $1.25, for 75c. CHILDREN'S SUITS. Children's Wash Suits 37c. Children's Washable Knee Pants, in stripes and checks, 2 pairs for 25c. Children's extra fine Wash Suits, with lanyard and whistle aud watch included, 9Sc. Children's Jersev Sailor Suits OSc. Children's Cassimere Suits in a great variety of pat terns $1.00. Children's nice Blue Chev iot Suits, all wool, extra quality and finish, $1.50. CHILDREN'S COMBI NATION SUITS, with extra pants and cap to match, $1.70. Youths' Suits, in fine pat terns up to date, $2.75. H. Frledlander & Bro.? k JQ Corner Ninth and E Streets N. W. & gH 33ES assgEssisssaaHBiggggsgis5s COLE BROS- GREAT AUCTION SALE S JEWELRY SILVERWARE. The past week has been a busy one Trtlh us. . Ladies attending" the 2:30 P. M. Daily Sains have been presented beautiful and valuable free gifts. Saturday, eight ladles -were the recipients of Tree gifts. The Sales will close in a few days Secure the Greatest Bargains ever offered in Watches, Clocks, Diamonds, Silverware,- &c, The chance of a lifetime to get a good gold 'Watch or anything" else. ALL MUST BE SOLD to give us a chance to make extensive alterations. Sales Daily at 10.30 a. m. -2.30and7.dUp.m. ny A pr yj E T Hi- COLE BIROS., 409 7TII STREET X. W. g.SS5gSgSggSaS5SS5SggaaS5S! &2&Z2lSgSSg5 scribed the glorious liistory of bis shrewd ness. "And yet. I suppose some people woulun t call that dumb luck?" RearlnR ller Youns in a Trnjt. In the warehouse or George J. Appokl & Sons, on "Water street, are several cats which have passed through a strairge adventuresome time ago the. old cat became the mother ot two kiltens, which grew to be favorites witli everyone in the building. One day the kittens .were nihsing and all efforts to find them failed. Abouta month after their disappearance a part of the platform in the front or the bultd ing had to be removed in order to permit coal to be taken in. There, to the surprise ot the porter, he saw the mother cat crouched beside a rotnrap, inside of which were the two lost kittens, receiving nour ishment from her through the wires of the trap. The secret was out. Tiie mischievous kit tens had crawled into the trap, which had long been out of use, and it bad "caught" them. Their plight being seen by their mother, she sustained them in the manner which instinct suggested. .The kittens had grown so large In tiie time they had been misled that they filled the narrow precincts of their prison. Baltimoro Sun. . $1.25 to Ualtlmoro und .Return. The B. & O. R. R. Co. will seU excur alou tickets from Washington to BajUmore. for all traius or Saturday and Sucday. May 16th and 17th, at the rate of $1.35 for the round trip. valid for return passage nnUl following Monday. rayl4- The Mlnuto' land I fc -.