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14 THE MORNING TIMES, iI)AY,-BECEMrER 20, 1896. f h4, V V'Vfc'V : ,-sr'yt t,v The time Ch is before Christmas. If there are to be any price con cessions it is our policy to make them to you when you want them. We shall carry out that idea this week. Beginning tomorrow morning, bargains will control the store. You will almost be able to carry away two dollars' worth for the one you expected your dollar to buy. "We're safe ii the assertion that you never witnessed such a who'esale sacrificing profit loss cost loss in some cases. And what makes this big opportunity a bigger one still "Your credit is good." EST Purchases will be cared for and delivered at time specified. Kgr Open evenings until Christmas. tfT" Next time you're in remind us to give you one of our handsome '97 Calendars. Rockers. This sightlv ma liiKani7il Jtock er, fcjiini; scat, ncailj and c vieeabj unliol slcr d ttioiiRlj ji ride. Oiliicd as a Mcial Ho, idav bairiiii 'vV S&ft'te,,. S3. 29 Folding Card Tables. Green cloth top Cird Tab! 9 that when tot in uo mav hi folded up And iu:auat. ou h uld have one. All prices lto n SS97 Gentleman's Turkish Arm Chairs S iviceablj uphol stered in cordurov. I ull of conilor full of wear and a gift that anv man would be delighted to lecme SH.34 m rsi( !- J isy xyjferwllrii' LIBERAL FURNISHERS 0 IEEI III UBOB CIRCLES Matters of Interest to Organized Workingmen of the District. MEETINGS FOP. THIS WEEK. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20. Htage Worker-. As.einblj K of P Hall, 25 Twelftli strcct. jMhtnot Af-'iiiblj, No GG, K Of L lieouin e rtiiitiiU' La' or Bureau, No. S1G EijrliUi Mnt't, 4 o'tloik. Columtui Typographical Uiuou, No 101 Typographical Temple MONDAY, DECEMBER 21. Is A JG44, K of L, Plabtererfi Plas tcrci6' Hall. Foiir-nnd a-lialf fctreeC and reiuibj Ivanut ai enue. L A 174fc, K of L, Carpenters and jiiiners-PoeiL-ty Temple, Fifth and G trcets Central Labor Union Tjpogni pineal Temple, P p m Mos-aic and Emau'-tic Tile Laj-ers As Eomblv Laliiir Bureau. 31 Eighth stre-t. L A. 1040. K of L., Bnkert. Drnerb Buncli's Hall, 31G EijiliUi Mrcet UU Ottrapherh' Association Monumental Hall, Second street and PennsjUunla atc nue TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22. J'oderaUoti of Lalior 1'laHerers' Hall. Fi.nr-nud-a-li.ilf Mret-t and I'ennsj lvania avenue. Uinlilinp Trades Council Electrical "Worl.ns' Hall. C0 Eleenlli street Plate Printer' Assemblj Lalr Bureau, S1G Eightli street. "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23. Galani7ed Iron and Cornice Workers 737 Pe eutli fetreet. Carpenteis', Joiners, and Stnirbuilders' 13tnon, No 1 - Labor Bureau. 31o Lishth street. L A. 2031, K of L , 1 in and Sheet Iron Workers PMsUTern' Hall, Four-and-a-half street and Pennsylvania a'venue. feline Clerks' Assemblj Bucna Vistti Club rooms. Sixth street, between G and H streets. L A 1301, K. of L., Mineral Water Drivers Cohtello'b Hall, Sixth and G street 6. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21. Dihtrict Assembly, No GG, K of L. f lasterers' Hall, Four-and-a-half fctreetand PcunsjUania avenue L l No lJtO.Brotherhoodof Carpenters Hfill,G27 Massat luiseltsavenue Fresco Painters -1230 Seventh street. L. B No. 10, Steatn and Hot Water Fit ters -K of P. Hall, 425 Twelftli street. L L. No 5, Plumbers and Gasfitters Elks Hall, Ninth and Pennsjlvama avenue. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26. Street Railwav Assembly Labor Bureau, 31GEightli street. ClRannakers Utuon No. 110 Hall 737 Seventh btreet. Bakers and Confectioners Unton No. 118 all 827 Seventh street. FEDERATION Or LABOR. The rejruiur weekly meeting of the Fed eration of Labor was held ab usual on last Tuesday evening fn the absence of Prebi dent McIIujr.li and the vice president, Dele KPte Arthur Keep of the Tailors' Union was elected temporary chairman. After ward Vire President .lames Trainor ar rived and tool; charge of the meeting. Representatives from sixteen organisa tions answered to their names at roll call. The near appro.tch of the end of tlic pres ent officl.'il term and the holidays always have a perceptible effect on the attendance of delegates at the meetings of the Fedeia tion of Labor ,and It was remarked that the attendance on last Tuesday evening was no exception to the rule, though the Inclement weather also had its effect. The committee on adjusting the dif ference between the Horseshocrs' Union and the Merchants' rareel Delivery Com pany reported that It was not quite ready to make final report. On motion the reading of the report of the Rea monument committee "was set for next Tuesday evening. The amount real to sell ristmas Goods Full line of Lamps. Ladies FuM line of Cutlery- Full line of Woodenware, Full line of Tinware. Full line of Platcdware. Full line of liedding-. Full line of everj thing the home needs at House & Herr mann's famously low prices. nn 'sis Other cheaper Handsome Pictures, J-tehiii-, I-ngraving, Paste 6, etc. All new and luieiestiin; -uhjec . Do the come hih7 II re's vour aiiwo: Aprettuv ftanied fiCP-x picture, under gias. onlv lOv Umbrella Stands. olid oak, with doub'e opening and bra - pan. U-eSul ami urn mental. Onlv a limited iiauiiv iclt. w hat there are goat SI. 97 Brass Ornamental Toi et Backs, With liui-lii hllui -oid oak traiue. doub'e towel hinders Their utility appea to jou (jjj e 7 'J be in ice is a bargain v5 E . O Vi Japanese Fire Screens, With bamboo frames in the hand somer de ign cvei -li wu. embroi dered lillmr. Clio ce 01 tlie-e cnoice Scrceni at ihe CAtr.i- ffi; I O "7 ordinal nj low price. $IiOf ised bv the commit .ee from the Labor Day excursion, while of itself will nut be suffi-ci"-itt t t Luinplish the full intention of the Federation, "Kill jet form a handsome nucleus for the fund to erect the piopobtd monument. Tiioimn the (" ngressioiial work of the present legislative committee ife practicallj ended, the committee still is engaged in securing al liable dala for the preparation of important labor measures to 1m? prcnenU d in Congress verj earlv after the hoiidajs. It is confidently predicted by the committee and itiedelegatesthattliebillsrecomtncn tied bj l!ie Federation, and now pending before Congress, will be fatvablj acted on dur ing the present session. While the Federa tion bill substituting daj labor for contract work ui. all Ilirul government buildings did not meet with general approval, still the Federation believes that it was through the agitation of the question by the Federa tion that the present bill giving the Com missioners discretionnrj power In giv ing out work, islikelv to become a law. '1 he Federation has als( imu li confidence in the federation bill prohibiting the ap pointment of aliens to gov eminent positions, or their employment on nnj- contract or sub contract work on an j- buildings of tins government. Another incisure now pending before Con gress, which was introduced at the request of the Federation, '"The Employers' Lia bility Act Tor the District of Columbia." is beingaiiMously watched The new legisla tive committee will have a busj- time during the remainder of the session Not much has lnsen said up to this time alx)ut the election of officers fofthe in coming term, though it is generallj be lieved that there will be but very little ' change in the personnel of the present of . fleers. One thing seems to be sure and th it 1 is if the present presiding officer, Mr. James F McIIugh, will only consent to I become a candidate, there will be no doubt of his election. Such was the opin ion or ev erv delegate seen at the meeting on Tuesday night. I he oies business before the contiact committee was the work on the Con sumers' Brewery, and ab everj thing was prospering fatorablj' on that job, the com mute had no further report to make. DISTRICT ASSEMBLY The regular session or the District As sembly or the Knights of Labor was held on Thursdav evening. Master Workman W. II. G. Simmons, who had been absent the past three sessions on account of illness, was on hand and presided over the meeting The master workman re ceived quite an ovation on his appear ance. The attendance ot delegates was large, everj- local assembly in this Jurisdiction being represented. The reports from the local assemblies showed continual increase in membership. Delegates from Icono clast Absemblj' reported that they had held a meeting on last Sunday at the Knights of Labor headquaiters. The nexf meeting would be held on the first Sun day in Januarj. and a cordial invitation waR extended to the officers and dele gates of the District Assembly to be present. The Bridge and Structural Iron Workers reported a well-attended meeting last Monday, in their hall at the Labor Bureau. Initiation ceremonlcb had been conferred and matters of much importance to the craft considered. A red-letter call bad been usued for the next meeting, Mondav-, December 28, when the election of offi cers would be held. The delegates from the colored Bottlers' Assembly reported that their next regular meeting night falling on Christmas, it had been decided to have a special on next Sundnj", which would be held in the hall. No. 609 F street, at 11 o'clock. Plasterers' delegates' reported that their absemblj- had turned out in a body to attend the funeral ot their late brother, Columbus Reagan, who died in Alexandria, Va., and was buried there on Fridaj'. The deceased brother had been ill for the past eighteen monthb, and his family can testify to the valuable benefits that are to be derived from being connected with the Plasterera' Assembly, Decorated Gift Desks. Tins attractive pattun i'i solid oak i hi iiiahng.inj'.lliiigh, 3( giaccrullj oliaped, vA with jilam ilrop lid, I mill nun limp" ill nu nr h a ii d Cliippemlu'c 0 Jf fiont lex-. Your U t choice $8047 tvle for lcs and more for and better. zsaSkf feSEIJf holds 4 qu it$aSi turc shows i ESJiTysShiJt'fiWSW . " ti&WJE'Xgga&SA In ourKitcr Portieres and Curtains. Richest and most co.nplete stock to be found am where. We'll sell jon.ipnii of Laeo Cuitalns prettv patterns -I or 75c Tables. Urass Tables w i t b genuine McMcan onw top-,, latest stlo-. best de sign shown in mauj a reason 1 a riff v.uieij to select limn lut i.uige of price-. A ei icnai bai.un is the lot at $5. Carpenters reported reinstatements at their last meeting Painters read a Jong list of names of applicants for membership and reinstate ment, also announced that their election or officers w ould take place at their next meeting Bakers repoited that election of officers would be held at the next meeting The delegates also called the attention of the Bakers.' Drivers' Assemblj to matters of direct importance to that assembly The delegates also requested the Driv ers to take an active interest in the Bakers' Couiuil, which would be a verj valuable adjunct to the orgaimations connected with the craft if proper Inteiest w-as taken. Carriageinakers reported good meeting One applicant for membership had be n rejected The asseinblj' had decided iiiian imously to stand by the District Assemblj The delegates also anuounced the death of one of their members, John Talbert Two applications for membership had been received and referred to committee. Delegates from the Musical Assemblj' reported crowded meeting last Sunday in Weller Hall, Eighth and I streets south east. After transacting the regular busi ness the .ibsembly had thoroughly dis cussed the affairs of the order and had voted unanimously to btand by the District Assembly. During the meetiug initiation ceremonies were conferred on four candi dates, and a number of applications for membership were received. Barbers' delegates 1 eported "good meet ing on Wednesday nigst and election of officers. Engineers reported name of applicant for membership, also that nominations of officers would be had at next inelng. Butchers" delegates reported that their last meeting, which was a "red letter call," was held on last Sundaj af tern ion in the hall of the Labor Bureau and was the largest ever held since moving into their new quarters. The resolutions of the District Assembly had been read and indorsee The Butchers' also requested the delegates to carrj- back and impress upon their locals the good that would re sult if they would make inquiries when purchasing meat if union butchers were employed. Several other locals reported that election of orficers would be held at their next meeting. The committeee appointed to wait on the general secretary, with refer ence to publication of resolutions, re ported that several interviews had been held with the general bectretary, and the members of the general executive board. After hearing the report of the commit tee, it was decided to continue the com mittee, and to give it discretionarj- power as to publishing resolutions. Thenext meeting occurring on Christmas Eve, it. was decided to adjourn over till the 31st. Announcementwas made Just before clos ing that the regular meeting of the Work ingmen'b Library Association would be held on Saturdaj' evening. AMONG THE LOCALS. CARRIAGE AND WAGON MAKERS. The semi-monthly meeting of the Car riage and Wagon Makers' Absembly was held on last Monday evening, in Bunch's Hall, No. 316 Eighth btreet northwest Mabter Workman Ryan presided over the meeting, which was weH attended. Re ports from state ot trade was made, which was considered encouraging. Reiiorts were had from the Federation of Labor and the District Assembly. The delegates from the District, reported the stand taken by them, which was unanimously indorsed. TJie chairman or the executive committee made his report, which was indorsed The chairman stated that he had everj' as surance that he would have the applica tions of not less than six new members at the npxt meeting Under good of the ) order the aijoetion of waking the assembly D.nner Satsl ! I This full faenlco for li puions prettily pat terned and lino quit ity. We'ro not asfc ingwhat iti-worth hut arc making a ho! iilij baigaiii of it at $9.50. Lamps, Brass and Onyx Goods for j& f jit 'Si I - irVivC K SAMPLE PRICES: Handsome Brass and Onyx Tables - - 5 Beautiful Banquet Lamps Si - is sauce pan Enameled Iron straight, with cover, larts. The pic rou what it is. len Furnishing- departmei lis week 68c Parlor Suites. If ouliao got .in idea of mak ing join bouic ot fombodj else's home u Cluistina. gift ot a 1'arlor Sliit" jou don't want to pas us by. We've .t lino Hint will in toi o-,t jou. Oteriiulled and t mine with gilt: iliahog my and osk frames cocnd in the eij newc-t patterned nia-tm.ils- See if jou can match our 6-piecc Miitc at $25, of still greatr v. due to the membership was c.tiefullv considered During the dis cussion it was slated that while many benefits had been derived by members out side of trade privileges, such as being assisted, In paying rent and other benefits when out of work, still, it seemed to be the general opinion of the memliers, that a permanent beneficial feature should bo added lo t he-assembly, when bv paving 1 small stated premium, the members ant their families would be provided for 111 case or sickness or death. 4 The result of fJie debate was tiie appoint ment of a committee to formulate plans and to report at a future meeting " It was also decided to give a concert and ball, the proceeds of winch were to be se' aside, as a starter for the proposed beneficial feature The reports from the ofticers showed that the membership of the as semblj was larger atthc present time than ever known before in the history of the craft. The financial condition showed that tho finances were also in a very healthy condition The election of of fleets will be held at the next meeting BARBERS. Tho Barbers' Assembly, No 4032, K of L. metln the Plasterers' Hall, on last Wednes day evening. The meeting was called to order at 8:20 p. m bj' Master Workman George W. Brown. The meeting was wu'l attended. The principal feature of the evening being the election of officers, verj llttlo routine business was attended to, as the members were anxious to get down to the real business of the meeting The election changed what had seemed to be the fixed persounel ot the assembly officers as the following result of the election will show: J. E. Williams, M. W.; A. Drew, W. F:; Henry Saur, F S ; L C- Dailey.jtreasurer; James Hughes, Judge of the court; G. AV. Brown, J. A : T. Clark, clerk; Louis Lar.'Jnot, almoner; J. C. Lee, statistician; Richard Mozee, I. E ; G w Lewis, 0. E. Delcgatesto the District Assembly, George W. Brown, George Fibher; delegates, to the Federation of Labor, G. W. Brown, M B. Brown, J. C. Lee, and J. E. Williams. ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS. The principal business of the Engineers' Assembly, transacted on Friday night, was the election of officoos for the ensuing term, which rebiltedks follows: Master workman, Willlamfj Mothercad: worthy foreman, J. A. BoweiU-recording secretary, S. S. Teague. financial secretary, W. J. Leaman; statistician XJ. A. Holmes; trus tees, J. J. Brecn, A. M. Lawson, and J. A. Bowen. - Delegates to the Federation of Labor, J. J. Brecn, C. H. and J. W Caldwell, J. A. Bowen, and C. A. Mann; to District Assembly, 66, K. of L., A. M. Lawson, William Motheread, and J. H. Meyer. -library Association. Themonthly meetlngprtheWorkmgmen's Library Association and Labor Bureau was held Friday evening. President James Mclver occupied the chair. The principal business of the evening was the presenta tion of the manager's annual statement. The report bhowed that at 'he present tune the organizations actively -supporting the association by monthly dues were as follows: Carriage and Wagon Makers, Carpenters' Assembly, Carpenters' Union, No., 1, Federation of Labor, Mosaic Tile Layers, Plasterers, Painters, Ma chinists, Paperliangers, Tin and Sheet Iron Workers, Bridge and Structural Iron Workers. Among those organizations that havecontributedduringtlie jenr, but rotat regular intervals, are: the Bakers, District Absembly, No. 66, Steam Fitters' Union, Excelwor Assembly, Stone Cutters, Stone Masons, Carpenters' Union, No. 190, Plate Printers, Tailors' Assembly, and the Street Car Assemblj. In additic at o the organiza tions subscribing quite a numbei of nusi nesssmen and individuals have made dona tions. The financial report of the manaeer . Dressers, m iece- Oik. Will to Ma Dlo. I$irth and rS While Euan el-- I3s .ii.l ndi.l v ilnaa V7 Jl 1IUIU, IMIIIQ3 .iiid among tho he-it stylos wo hive shown tlifs "iitiro season. They are odd pieecs.and wc' o in .ul.) bargains of them. Givables, ! A sggP4J Worthy your closest atten tion for no such big- and hand some assortment is to be found elsewhere in Washington. The best possible gifts you can make Brass Banquet Lamps, China Banquet Lamps, Brass and Onyx Tables, Bronze gad Metal Ornaments, Richly Decorated Glcb, Gorgeous Silk Lamp Shades. Our Prize Bargain is this Rold !af Uecep uon Chair, that's worth Jour dlars but that we're ablcto offer at Si. 98 The diffurenco be tuuen ihii chair and tlioise at near prices clsc ii here is that thesa are cat gold leaf and not painted. Tlicj're prcttv patterns ind tronu'lj made. This Is your go den opportunity ' to buy a Jhriitiu.li Rift tli it will bo highly appreciated. Fancy Parlor Tables. You can githcr so no idea of the magnitude of this as-ortmfiitwi.cn wo tell j on we devote ocr 3.000 tquire feet of floor room to 1 10 ctipla of theso r.:lde-.. No quos tion about it being the cream col lection in town Thex're here in Oak. I'.irch, Maple mil Mahoganv hnisli, with round, --quare ando-val topa. Prices begin at the erj bjt. torn. 49c. RMANN "R. Harris & The richest of gifts. K X X X X H X X R. HARRIS & CO., Diamond Importers, 7th anj d sts. X shows that the total expenses for the past year have been $989, which nmount includes the manager's salary, rent ot hall, coal, wood, ice, stationery; also monej' paid on debt of furnishing tho hall. At present the ball is rented at night to the following organizations: Iron Workers, Tile Layers, Plate Printers, Carpenters' Union.No. 1; Butchcrs.Painters, Street Hallway Assembly, and Socialists' Association. The combined rental derived trom those organizations amounts to $300. The total receipts from all sources was $950. In the library the report 6hows that 298 volumes have been received durlrig the year. In the Labor Bureau depart ment emploj'mcnt has been procured for a number ot members. The carpenters heads the list, followed by the painters, paperhangcrs, bakers, plumbers, brick layers, barbers, and iron workers. Out side of the trades sixteen other persons had been furnished work. The report was referred to the auditing committee. The committee on entertainment reported that all the returns were not in yet: the net receipts up to this time were $30. The annual election of officers. It was announced, would take place on the Tirst regular meeting in January, which would give an opportunltj to the new delegates to take part The treasurer also presented Odd Divans. T.icso noyeltv HI tans ir.d this is your chanco to buy ein. htyleof picture. in dark mahogany tliiiih. uuholscercil V j only in nun damask, for SI7-35- A complete line at a'l price High Grade Sideboard. Advantage Is jours again. We've a little too I.iruc atock of those diiiiinri-'iom nect" sltle- and we're Romt; to cut the pri l- on about half of:lii'in. Cut tlicm down to very near the bare cost. That ui 1 put the tlne-,t ploce, in thi-i line within tile r ach of .1 uicdiuiu inrse And ihile you're looku-j; take m tli.isirfiieiit ot low ami medium priced SIdib iards and jide Tab ei. Jur rtjli's luvc a dlstinctiteiies-t that characterize no other-. Thy are suecijlly choice pittcrnj. Do jou know we'll feell jon an Oak hiuebjard for .t &'7 iltf UttloJ' 5 bVVJ Dinino: Tables. To make the bar- ' gain list complete) we must inclu c Dining: 1 ablea. You'll 00 87 find eter.l lAilitif- I stlo here,' in tlior- l If ion likp otishly re'iible mate-. the claufoot tibleswj are otferin; a beauty at $8.75 iooo Fancy Rockers e bought them epeciaily for the hoi 'day tredc and tliey must be sold within the next four day. We've pu' pr"co-on them that wnl irstiretliat. If joti'e got an eje1 for the uniue see this line. lliey're Oak and Jlabogany IiiiieIi llattan and , Jlecd w md sear. 'if. cobbler seat, up j! liol-teretl seat a half hundred ditfer ent ttl an I kinds of h.-.ii l-.oiuc Rock er. e fctart the it a-tjoing with a cobbler te .t llockcr at SI. 99 Chamber Sets. OPEN EVENIXGS, JUs IIHI BlZr Ki Imjyl. ulm. m rri jmrsnim; m& s fr m f(''(FT"Z.. tiz!z!L i Co." on the box means quality. The diamond is the peer of all gifts. Our stock of them is the largest, richest, rarest and most reasonably-priced in the South. No indications of hard times here. Make your selections Monday to insure getting just the articles you want and having them engraved in time. The busiest store is the best place to buy. Too busy to say more. her report, which was referred to the auditing committee. ILVULY AHCT1G KXPLOHATIOX. Firht Expedition to tlio Polnr Regions Sailed In a Carnvnl in 1631. Pittsburg Dispatch. Hov.r far back the storj- of polar explora tions carries us one requires to dive prett deep into marine lore to discover. Tie pioneers who led the way into the frigid northern zones are men whose verj- names are wrapped up in obscurity. Take, Toi example, the voj'age of Capt. Tuont.is James, undertaken in 1631, in si lit'.lc caraval of about sixtj--elght tons. Who, asks si writer in "The Story of the Sea," if he be not a student of this pecu liar chapter in the great volume or sea history, lias ever heard r this worthy of the daj's of Charles I? Yet "30 years ago his fame was noised abroad fai ind wide, and by the king's command the story of his adventures wus three tunes published during that troubled reign. And a mar vclous and romantic narrative it is. to 1 sure, of a dauntless ancient mariner tet tlng forth from Bristol ciy at the head of a llttlo band of twenty-two brave .ild hearties. ti trj and discover the noith west passage: chanting hymns as thej'sad -d away, cheered b- a goodlj- conipanj- of merchant venturers, nud resolved "in God, and that only bhip, to put the hope of our future fortunes." On the Jth of June, 1631, they arrived Dressing Tables. Thi 0 na-nental Drps-lnj; Table in bird' eye maple, solid oak or n aJio any JlnNh. wtti shaped French p'ate mirror. I it of drawer-roc n Offered at the ex ceptlonaiiy i,w pri-u of SI997 Wo Ua,e othr styles yna ,hoaMer pn Dining Chairs. A 1 the diUer e t style of 1 in ngi hair t -a woods plain and elaborate with upbo.tered and fine eat Our leading b irgainU a haniiome ami 3 strongly made - ""Si cine -eat I'ii.i iir H Chair. orth 3 1 ti.'. ior Decorated Toilet Sets Tins pret'ily do vereil To. et Si1 coni-.insot ten piete reri ra attractive &hape--be'!t a!ue un otlereu at S2.50 Reclining Chairs. The .Morris d-tn-talile Baci. i. hair is the cli max of com'o t Deci'.pilly the bestf all the par art-ntit'-v ceg rotb ns to et out of i.rder evervthi ig to en courage r st M de p in all sty e- ot wo'tu well nnhoUtf re I in a v lriety of d.rat t matriil-. One a- a Wader $6.00 Take yonr pick every dcirab e style everj itopa'ar wood Mahog any. B ac. W.nnur. Bird's Eye M inie. B rch. MahoztitT timsli or fi1 Oak s herp. Manv of the patterns ai exc asive all th sets are com mendable va uer. Prices range Uv from IS- mm WWII Si sci i iuii ul- E!pr fe 6A -tes Cor. Tth and I Streets. X X fn at Greenland, and through bitter, r,ul weather the staunch little vessel continued to plow her way. literally hemmed in by the ice flee, "which," says rapt. James, "did heave and set. and so beat us that .t is wondcrrul how the ship could endure one blow or it." They penetrated Into higher latitudes than had ever yet been reached, and the story of their exploits, is full .if fogand frost; of gigantic icebergs, to which they used to moor their quaint little fabr'c for sr.fctj" of f rozen noses and cheeks, and Tingers blistered by the culd "oa hie as walnuts;" hardships privations and mis haps wittu.ut end; and still. in spite of alU the stout old sailor, animated bi the one great object of discover', was exploring1 and giving names to harbors, crocks. Inl ands and capes; alternating between sorrow and joy. supplications and thanksgiving, but never lining sight nf the rr.iwl' n which had brought him and his men into those distant seas. Both "Wonderiiij. Tommy What are you thinking about, maw? Mrs. Figg I was just wondering whatf shall get for Christmas presents. "So was I." Detroit Fee Tns. A uhtitnte. "Congress Is in session again. "Y-c. I'u. si glid. for thins- have been' awfully dull since the football season closed." Philadelphia- Xorth American. 'Arc? t". , ; --S" "-t-iS-. Fisr.T-? .