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"WASHINGTON, D.C DECEMBER -0. 1S90.
With the advent ot
, Christmas cjmes the
THE ART desire to give, to
please, to make
OF MAKING happy. The -whole
Christian -world and
PRESENTS, a good part, too.
that is not Christian
resolves itelf into
n grand shopping aggregation. Dent upon
BClecting some gift for somebody. It is
perhaps the one season of the year when
the thought of self is overshadowed by
the thought of others. Everyone is intent
on proving to friends and acquaintance
thnt they are not forgotten. A great many
people, however, lack the true spirit of
the occasion, the jeal art i-f the giving
or gifts. The real value of a gift lies
not in what it is, but in how it is ten
dered. "It is more blessed to give than
to receive,'" does not find it- truest and
best interpretation in the mere conven
tional or customary offer of a present,
tout in that gentleness and gractousness
that makes him who leeoives feel that
the lieait of the giver comes with and in
It is to be feared that to a great many
persons the selection of Christmas pres
ents is a great burden. To such the better
part of ttie pleasure that is found in the
annually recurring practice is utterly lost.
They buy liecau-e they feel that they must
discharge obligations resting upon them.
or because thej themselves expect to be
rememberd by other.-,, and th-y go about
purchaMnj; the gifts th.-y propose to
distribute just -as a merchant lays in his
fctock of goods. They dispatch their gifts
In the .same buiiies-like manner and there
Is an end of it till next year. This sort
of giving is the i cry essence of selfishness.
To enjoy thoroughly this most gracious
season or all the year, to derive the ut
most satisfac' ion from the giving of gifts,
no thought must dwell In the mind save
that of the pleasure one may be able to
bestow upon others. Every present chosen.
be its value ever so trifling, should be
selected with a careful regard to its ap
propriateness, and only af tr a satisfactory
answer to the question as to whether it is
likely to please the recipient. It is true
that this may not be an easy task, es
pecially when the circle of relatives and
friends is large, but yet it is the only
way by "which any one can reacli the very
height or enjoyment in this respect In
the faithful discharge of it lies the true
epiritof Christmas, that spirit which broods
over men like a benediction, that spirit
which long since has made Christmas far
more than a Christian festival and has
consecrated it as the happiest feast of the
The experience of the attorney general
ot Illinois demonstrates that State anti
trust laws are effective enough when
effective- officials are bei.ind them.
Certain members of
the House of Repre
QTJIGG'S sentatives yesterday-
cast insinuating rc
JLOST flections on the simon
GHANCE. Lemuel Eli Quigg.
They pretended to
see an ulterior and
personal motive behind his desire that the
Library Committee be given jower to
remedy alleged incompetencies by having
control of the IS" positions in the big
bookcry. Mr. Quigg was, of course, some
what startled, and it was some time until
Ills rare-aired mental altitude could take
a tumble to itself and to the sordid consid
erations which vrcTti suggested.
"VVe admit that Mr. Qulgg's speech did
grow palpably nervous when he approached
the paragraph referring to the appoint
ments. But this manifestation of feeling,
we affirm, arose from the necessity of
coming out of the white heat of an ex
alted discourse on books into the green
glow of questions concerning the mere pay
ment of employes. Following are Mr.
Quigg's words -at this point, quoted from
an account appearing elsewhere under a
headline that escaped editorial scrutiny
until now, after the paper has gone to
Now I conceive that that State,
under which the condition of the
library lias become absolutely cha
otic and under which a-a-serious
a-abuscs have arisen, is due to the
lack or specinc powers to the Joint
committee on library.
It cannot be denied that Mr. Quigg
approaches the main point rather gingerly.
The tnat-thatness and a-aness of his
statement would seem to Indicate the
withdrawal of a card from up the sleeve
or an impending deal from the face of the
deck. But simon pure Quiggotic states
manship is at a discount in the days
of Intrigue for office. If the ghost of
George Waphlngton had made Mr. Qulgg's
speech (passing over the question of his
ability to duplicate It) the result would
have been the same. Mr. Dockery would
have risen to suggest that the Father of
His Country knew a good thing when he
We naTe become a nation of men where
every man is under suspicion and Hie
depth to which we haveTallen is measured
by the distance from the rest of us to
Quigg. The disinterested legislator is a
working proposition only on a basis ot o
much per disinterest. In spite of the
new ventilators, suspicion, disbelief and
scrutiny is- everywhere in the air in Con
gress, and no man may escape the
Dockerys, Binghams and Stones.
Not even Quigg.
At any rate there should he a monument
to the Macco death rumor.
Mr. FH11 still declines to over-advertise
It is to be hoped
thnt the House ot
BARRIERS Representatives will
find no difficulty in
AGAINST accepting the Immi
gration bill, which
IGNORANCE, has Just passed the
Senate and is now in
it does not do all that Is desirable, but
it i.animportanttop in the right direction
It aims at the exclusion of ignorance, which
is the progenitor ot crime. "What com
mends it more than all else is the sun
plicity and directness of the proposition
embodied in it. It makes uo invidious dis
tinction against tills race or that, against
one nation or another. All arc placed upon
the same level. It is limited to a propo
sition, to which no foreign government can
take exception. It dimply serves notice
upon the world that the United States
proposes to clo-.e its gates against igno
rance, as it has already, by special
statute, tried to close them against vice,
crime, and pauperism. It goes to the
preservation of those fundamental institu
tions upon which rests the whole super
structure ot the republic, and seeks to
eliminate from i-ur population an element
which has too long served as a tool to un
A few figures will be instructive. The
immigration for the fiscal year ended
the last ot June, was 3-13,207. Of this
number 7S.130 were illiterates, a fraction
less than 23 per cent of the whole, and
more thau one-third of this aggregation
of ignorance 'came from Italy alone.
Against this army of illiterates, who would
have been excluded If the bill now in
conference had been then a law, is set
the trifling number of 2,799 would-be im
migrants debarred, or sent back under the
law, which prohibits the landing of con
victs, contract laborers, idiots, lunatics,
and persons likely to become a charge
upon the community within a year. From
these figures it will be seen how much
greater is the danger that threatens us
from Ignorance than from all the other
While It Is true that literacy is not an
absolute preventive of crime, or an un
failing safeguard against it, it w.ill al&o
be conceded that illiteracy is a fruitful
source of it. Go to any of our penal or
reformatory Institutions, Into those places
the maintenance of which constitutes the
heaviest burden the taxpayers have to
bear, and it will be found that an over
whelming proportion of Its inmates are
illiterate. The United States has reached
the stage in its development where it can
no longer permit the country to be made
the dumping ground for the Illiterate
of the rest of the world. . The bill under
consideration puts up the bars in one
direction and should be passed because of
There was hope that the Cuban resolu
tion might pass until the London press
advised us against it.
There appears to be
no good -reason for
PEDDLING the innovation, pro
posed by Fostmaster
POSTAGE General Wilson, of
having letter carriers
STA3I PS. peddlepostagestamps
from house U house.
So far as we know
there has been no great public outcry
for It and people do not regard it as a
serious hardship to go to a branch post
office, or to one of the many stamp depots,
or even to the nearest drug store to get
their supply. It is as superfluous, prob
ably more, than the proposed house to
house collection of mail. Both will
greatly delay the carriers on their rounds
and burden them with labor and responsi
bility to which they should not be sub
jected. The delay in the delivery of
the carriers mail, involved in this scheme,
would be far more annoying than the
proposed convenience would be welcome.
What people want Is to get their letters
just as early and just as soon after distri
bution to the carriers as possible. They
will rejoice in whatever means can be
devised to expedite these deliveries, but
they can very well afford to do without
having their postage stamps served at
A moment's reflection will show that
the sale of stamps by letter carriers would
not only greatly delay these men In their
legitimate work, but be liable to involve
them in unpleasant disputes, besides sad
dling a financial responsibility upon them
which they should not be called upon to
shoulder. They would be engaged in
weary accountings with the postoffice,
would be subjected to loss through getting
incorrect change, and be made to discharge
functions that fall within the province of
the stamp clerk at the postoffice window.
Letter carriers have their hands full, it
they aim to doing their work expeditiously
and correctly. A sensible innovation would
be the compulsory affixing of letter boxes
to all houses, so that the carrier could
drop In their letters without waiting for
somebody to open the front door and take
the mall. This would save several minutes
at many houses and make a considerable
difference in the time of each of the
J several dally deliveries.
Hasten the time foronc-cent letter postage,
multiply letter boxes, and do all that inay
be done to make the mall service of the
United States the most perfect ot any ;n
the world, and the people no less than
the carriers will be very well satisfied.
1. PEG'S LITTLE GiE
Clever Scheme to Get Library
Patronage for His Committee.
AN ATTACK ON MR. SPOFFORD
3Ir. Dockery Punctured the Plan
to Elope With 187 Appoint incntH
and the Librarian Had Not a
Friend to Speak for Him Dis
eusxsion on Other Parts of the; 1J111.
The fight over the new Library of Con
gress began late yesterday afternoon. It
has been threatening for the week since
the legislative bill was completed in the
There are 187 places to fill and nearly
a quarter of a million of dollars to dis
tribute. It was plainly intimated at the
close of the debute yesterday that Uie
contest Is over patronage, though veiled
under a contention that proposed changes
are for the good of the public service.
Mr. Spofford came in lor a quiet scoring
from Mr. Quigg and no one took the
trouble to -recall, in the librarian's de
fense, his ready despatch ot business, his
wonderful knowledge of books or the fact
that the condition of the library is due
in part at least to the neglect of Congress.
The indications are that an effort will be
made by the House at least to get a new
The fight over patronage Is between the
Appropriation Committee pioposition, leav
ing appointments to a librarian named by
the President and Mr. Quigg's plan to
put the places and regulations under con
trol of the joint Library Committee.
When the legislative appropriation bill
had been reau m Committee of the Whole
a discussion arose. It was found that the
usual general reservation of points of
order had not been made when the bill
was introduced and no point would hold
against any of Its provisions. Tills ruling
by Mr. Hepburn, who was chairman of
the committee, was sustained by citation
of two similar rulings by Speaker Reed.
TO BUY NEW BOOKS.
The paragraphs of the bill which organ
ize the new library force, providing for
its payment, etc.. were then read. When
the item giving $4,000 for the purchase
of new books was reached Mr. I'arker
moved an amendment making the amount
In support ot this he said that while
the Library ot Congress was to get un
der the bill $4,000 Tor the purchnse ot
books, with $3,000 added for additions
to the Supreme Court Library, the great
libraries of the world receive many times
The motion was defeated without a di
vision. Mr. Dockery offered an amendment to
the effect that after July, 1897, the
librarian furnish $r0,000 bond, with
sureties approved by the Secretary if
the Treasury, and each year make a re
port of his transactions, covering also the
copyright department's business.
Ue did not ask to be heard upon the
amendment. Gen. Bingham said he. was
in favor of this modification and ex
plained how the librarian is now under
three different bonds, aggregating Sl-1,-000.
In view of the increased responsibility.
$30,000 was not too much.
The amendment was adopted without
Mr Qulsig then offered hi- substitute for
the paragraphs of the bill relating to the
library, as printed in the Morning Times
exclusively, on December 10, He had the
clerk read only the portions which would
change the committee's plan.
These parts provide that the President
shall appoint, upon approval by the Sen
ate, a director of the library, who shall
lu.ve chaige under such rules as may bp
lawfully established, and shall give $50,
000 bond. He is to have the duties of
librarian and that office is abolished.
POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The library committee Is to have the
custody of the new building and make
rules for its occupancy and the display of
the library collections. It Is to employ
and remove all persons except the direcror.
Supt. Bernard R. Green, upon satisfactory
proof that he has performed all duties
of construction, is to be relived of fur
ther responsibility, and the money re
maining of the the appropuatlon put at
his disposal. $00,000, is made available
for removitig the books and furnishing the
new building. The library committee Is
to manage the removal, of the books and
purchase the furniture.
In order that the control of the library
by the House members may be continuous
the Speaker is authorized to appoint at
the expiration of each Cong! ess three
members to serve on the joint committee
till the new Congress is organized.
Mr. Bailey asked If the library employes
were employes of the House. Mr. Quigg
thought they were.
"Then," asked Mr. Bailey, "when we
pass a resolution allowing the employes
of the House an extra month's pay does
the library force alio get it?"
Tills rather staggered Mr. Quigg for a
moment, hut he rallied, and said: "Of course
I do not mean that they are employes of
the House, but of Congress."
Mr. Bailey said if they were employes of
Congress lie could not see how the librarian
was appointed by the President and him
self appoint his own subordinates.
Mr. Quigg explained how the library
had grown up, the President had been au
thorized to appoint a librarian, and had
named the clerk ot the House.
Mr. Bailey continued to talk of Mr.
Qulgg's "employes ot the House."
"Not ot the House, but ot Congress,
surely," replied Mr. Quigg quickly.
"The Constitution," said Mr. Bailey,
"recognizes no such thing as an officer
or employe of Congress. It recognize of
ficers of each house separately."
WHERE HE HESITATED.
Mr. Quigg said that he had observed that
statesmen ot the present day know much
more about the Constitution than did the
framers of it. He read a resolution of the
Sixth Congress, creating two offices under
Congress and directing the purchase of
Mr. William A. Stone suggested that
under Mr. Quigg's substitute the appoint
ment of the librarian was by the Presi
dent with the consent ot the Senate. The
bill made no approval by the Senate neces
sary. He wanted to know if Mr. Quigg
desired the Senate to have this pow.er over
the library beyond that accorded the
Mr. Quigg was not zealous to retain
that provision. He went on to explain
the needs of control by a library committee
"Now, I conceive that that state under
which the condition of the library has
become absolutely chaotic, and under which
a a serious a abuses have arisen, is due
to tiie lack of specific power to the ioint
committee on library. The librarian in
forms the committee that he had named
his force, and spent the money appro
priated without any control whatever, and
he made no careful-report to Congress.
This ought to lie changed by being more
specific in delegating powers to the com
mittee." Mr. Cannon, interrupting, rehearsed the
provisions of the substitute, and wanted
to know why control of patents, similar to
mMMhilW'SW. ed in a crusac
Single and Double
Three and Four-bulton
In the stylish and dressy
patterns that only tailors
the better chiss at ttiat
pre Eltouiiic tlno Chevi
ots, real C as, imported
hcucst 1 weed-j all wool,
every thread anj thing
that isn't is barred.
Whether jou liuy our
cheapest, or our best, the
most expert talent in this
cbuntrv cut. n'.aile and
Made up in All-wool Chev
iots, Casshn ore. Worsteds
and Tweeds domestic in
the lower Imported in
llio higher nriee grmlos.
An enormous variety of
neuv. .btyllslr,. philifs and
checks, couser'v alive mix-
tiu-os. conyrunonpi -iilain
elfects. obodyon earth
iuaku&a nuality stai 1 1 ower
tliAn we do-SbtASdy reach
es the climax of worth
with Miclf'fchort write
Step. Our guarantee is
iliut lUey'rriirortlt every
penny they're marked.
1 a- Inrco as
that over copyrights, shuoUl not he given
tothecommlteeajso. c- )t
Mr. Quigg answered this by an explana
tion of the differences hetV,ecn copyright
and patent operations, audsviid the gentle
man from Illiiitjis certainly must under
stand why the copyright work was put
on tne norary.
Mr. Binghama called ntt,cntion to the
fact that the eulistltute .provided for a
new- office, register of copyright, anil
said the effort jtp create this office last
year had proved ineffectual.
To a question, by Mr. Draper, Mr. Quigg
snld the law for the appointment of. era-,
ployees In the library had not been much
noticed. ' t
"There have been two kinds of practice
in the matter," he continued, "a theoreti
cal practlqe and an actual practice. The
theory Is that the librarian shall appoint
his subordinates, but it is impossible to
tell Just what has governed his selections.
I remember an incident of the discussion
over register of copyright last year. The
bill had not gone very far betpre every
body knew who was to be appointed under
PRECEDENTS .AS. TO APPOINTMENTS.
"I think, the practice has been for the
librarian to appoint such persons as lie
thought best. The committee tried to
find out, but.it was impossible to discover
what had brought about the results ob
served." Mr Quigg made it clear that he thought
places had been given to influentaii mem
bers ot Congress. The selection ought
rathec to-be made for merit. That -was
the plan of the committee. He preferred
that tho House should agree to the propo
sition ot the bill, but considered it the
duty of the library Committee to put he
facta and needs before Congress.
".Tho committee had taken tin advice
of leading librarians ot the country, and
they had agreed that tho director of the
library ought to be under the rules of the
committee, and that the appointment of
the subordlnates'ought at least to 'be -subject
to its approval.
"They want this library to be of some
service to the country. It never has neon,
of any service to the country. It never
has ben of any proper use to Congr-ss
even. Nobody-knows what the libmry
contnins Nobody knows even how many
books it has. It has no catalogue, ex-ept
a card catalogue, and It a card. Is lost,
strayed or stolen the book is wholly use
less- There Is no shelf list, no inventory,
two things to be found in every well
managed library, along with a card cata
logue. . .It-Is. possible 'then to secure a
bibliography upon any subject. Whin a
subject Is laid before Congress it would
then be. .possible to show every me.uber
just what had been written upon it. The
committee, if permitted, will manage so
that when Congress has anything to dis
cuss a complete bibliography of ail the
library contains will be put in the hands
of every member."
Mr. Quigg points out that his proposal
provided for the acceptance of the buil Jing
and tho use of the $60,000 remaining in
the Treasury, while the legislative bill
did not. He paid a tribute to Gen. Casoy.
ATTACK ON MR. SPOFFORD.
"The history ot this building," he said,
"is unique na the history of public build
ings. When Gen. Casey took hold he
said the building would be completed in
eight years and wkiiin a given appropri
ation. Two years ago he had said It
would be donb' a: year earlier than he
supposed. It Is 'finished, as he then pre
dicted, and there remains 00,000 ot
the appropriation in the treasury. It
there is anyvulogy upon this n'oblu ni'an
more Illustrative ,bf his character tlian
this recital ot facts, it would be a pleasure
to hear it." 'J
He explained? that there wasltat great,
wory'tO'be'adnW "Somebody must deter
against the wolfish greed that preys upon the confidence of the people
whose only ambition is to untie your purse-strings whose short-sightedness
sees no future.
We're waging a campaign of education. Our advertisements are lessons in
Value-'discernment in price-perception. Where all is fair and square there's
nothing to hide They praise perfection andshunthe shams that stalk under the
disguises of trade-disaster and kindred metaphors. They preach th;s store's
sincerity tell its honest story plainly for facts need no decoration the truth
Saks' Standard of
Single and Double
Made up In every fine
fashionable latrlr. West
of England Kersey'?
Carr's Triple Mlllod Mel
tons Montacnac Heavers
French Khsians and
Vicunas Sclmabto Chin
chillas. They're elegant
ly fnished with silk lin
ings, wool, farmer's satin
anil iron-frame serge liu
incs. f ome with silk across
the shoulders all with
silk s'eeve linlnrs ctoth
and velvet cIlars. They
arc cut In the proper
length. Every cent of
ihe price is represented in
'etn. We'll tit
made - to oider.
is twice thrice
any one store
to S35 $7.50 to $55
mine how and when the collections should
Mr. hingham asked how it was proposed
to fill the positions in the library. Mr.
Quigg replied that when technical knowl
edge was a necessity and experts were
required, examinations would be held.
There were colleges now who prepared
men for library work, and the best they
turned out would be secured.
"We don't know who will be appointed
under the substitute as director of the
library," he exclaimed, "but we do know
that under the bill the present librarian
will be continued, and we know that the
present condition of the library is not
Mr. William A. Stone ask"Hl where Mr.
Quigc got the idea thnt under the bill
the present librarian we' Id be reuppoinnii.
Mr. Quigg said he did not know what
was the purpose of the committee, but lie
knew the effect would be to give the
library the same management with its
At this moment Messrs. Bingham, Dock
ery and Stone were on their feet at once
protesting, and Mr. Quigg exclaimed, wav
ing his hand:
"Now, I can't talk against three men
"I say there is nothing In the bill,"
answered Mr. Stone, "that retains the
present librarian in his place. The Presi
dent could dismiss him tomorrow. A uew
man may be appointed March 5."
POWER OF REMOVAL.
Mr. Draper said he thought some pro
visions should be made under which an
employe could not be removed except for
Mr. Quigg replied that the committee
could be trusted for this as fully as could
When Mr. Quigg's time had expired Mr.
Dockery said the achate must be contin
ued Monday, but he had a few words to
say at once.
"I don't want to be understood as
sanctioning the present condition of the
library. If the present librarian Is not
competent, and I might not take issue
on that point, the responsibility is with
"That's where the gentleman usually
likes to leave responsibility, I believe,"
said Mr. Quigg.
"That's where I want to leave this,"
was the answer. "It's an executive de
partment, or bureau, and should be so
managed. It's a misnomer to call it a
Congressional Library. It is a national
library. It belongs to the whole people
and ought to be for their uso." To this
there was a round of applause.
'The gentleman suggests that appoint
ments have been made in the library under
Influence," said Mr. Dockery. "That is
true. They are so made In till the depart
ments. I have been there for my con
stituents and the gentleman from New
York has been."
"I haven't had an opportunity yet,"
said Mr. Quigg.
"Well, you will get there arter the 4th
of March. However, you may not If you
get these 187 places for your committee
todisposeof. Therclsa pressure forplaces
on the Ways and Means Committee and,
on Appropriations; but this will not be a
circumstance compared with the Library
Committee, if all this patronage Is given
"The gentleman from Pennsylvania,"
continued Mr. Dockery, referring to Gen.
Bingham, who sat near, red in the face
with laughing, "says he has already ap
plied Just on the chance."
"And the Ohio man will he there. There
"never was known sucli a push. Letuaaut
.make such a great mistake as this scram
ble for these 187 places."
' The committee rose with the bill still
,under discussion and at 5:12 o'clock tho
House adjourned until Monday.
We've taKep a
in your defensefor, worth against worthlessness. In
defense of honest quality at an honest price against
the treachery of cheapness that seeks to blind you to
its imperfections with the glitter of dazzling bargains.
Every force in this great business capital experi
ence earnestness enterprise consistency are enllst
against shoddy against misrepresentation against fakeism
K yjL "f'ivlillh
Hundreds here to the
dozens that are shown
else where. Flnely-rin-ished
garments cut ex
tra long with b g wide
collars a d plenty of pock
et accommodations. Wc
uso the very beat fabrics,
because tbs rough usage
they set requires suiid
qua ity. Irish l-'reizes.
thick Kerseys, wo lly Ely
tc. lined with woo! or
Italian, with si.k across
the shoulders of many of
them. Millt.iry coats,
Gle.-igirj'.-, Knslish Cape
Cot- are all in-.uded m
our line ot "Great Goats."
$7.50 to S30.
Facts are stnbtora
thing. They can all talk
and tell of great varieties
and greater values but
when yon cone to Inves
tigateaud compare you'll
find, as hundreds af oth
ers have this season, that
the only complete stuck
of Boys"' Reefers in town
is ours. That isn't boat
inz it's truth. W e've
more kinds more styles
more novelties than .iy
five stores. Every on";
guaranteed inl v-iiuc.
TRLEST'S SLIT COMPHOMISED.
Father Dent Secures S10.000 From
the Friar's ilinor..
Brooklyn, N. ST., Dec. 19. A sensational
conclusion was arrived at in the suit of
Father Dent against the Friar's Minor of
the Order of St. Francis before Justice
Osborne in the supreme court, special
It win be, remembered that Father Dent
sued the order for $o,000, and out of that
suit developed a charge of perjury against
the priest, upon which charge he was
indicted. Yesterday at the request of
Father Dent's attorneys the district at
torney moved to dismiss that Indictment,
and today Father Dent consented to the
withdrawal of his suit upon the payment
of $10,000 by Uie order. This money was
paid to the priest today.
The damage suit was instituted three
years ago and trial begun in the supreme
court of this county. Col. George Bliss
represented the church authorities and
Father Dent acted as his own lawyer.
On the sixth day of the trial Father
Dent submitted a rescript from Rome.
Mr. Bliss declarer in an affidavit that he
was taken by surprise and asked-for the
withdrawal of a juror. The motion was
granted, but he had to pay Father Dent
the sum of $23d.
The trial was then suspended to enable
Mr. Bliss to get testimony from Rome to
meet Father Dent's rescript. Two eccle
siastic dignitaries came from Rome to
prove that Father Dent's rescript was a
forgery. They appeared before the King's
county grand jury and an indictment charg
ing Father Dent with perjury was found
on October 31, 1S03.
AT THE L.VFAXKTTE.
Wednesday Mrttiuee at Hargaln
The Lafayette Square Opera House an
nounces special reduced prices Tor the
Wednesday matinee performance of "In
Gay New York." The orchestra, par
quette and mezzanine box seats will be
fifty cents only, and the balcony twenty
five cents. All scats can be reserved at
these prices. It is guaranteed that the
complete performance will be given on this
occasion the same as at night.
Berkeley l'ure Kye Whisky.
Nowadays adulteration's alloy enters
largely into both roods and drinks to
sucn an extent that pure goods become al
most poisonous. Whisky admits a large
loop hole of vmptatlon to the unscrupulous
rectifier. A rank, raw new whisky is
transformed into what he terms mild
old whisky. Beware of it. The after
math of a few doses of such stuff is be
trayed in the nervous, tremblinji hand, the
racking hea Jache. th'i naisoa, the vomiting.
Connoisseurs in good whisky-aged by old
Father Time pronounce Berkeley Pure Rye
faultless. It has Just the necessary pun
gency, the mellowness and full flavoi that
conduces to tons up and stimulate the sys
tem and create a natural appetite. A
triat bottle of this famous whisky will be
most convincing. Pure Berkeley Rye is
sold by Jas. Sharp, 812 F st. nw.
Holiday Excursion Hates to Points
The Pennsylvania Railroad will sell, De
cember 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and Janu
ary 1, good to return until January -1,
1897, holiday excursion tickets to Fred
ericksburg, Richmond, Petersburg, Wel-
den, and other points South, delu.21,22,
23,26,28,29 ev, & 20,22,22,2-1,27 ,2S,
Christmas? ttolidny Mates Southern
On account or the approaching Christmas
holidays the Southern Railway announces
that tickets will be sold at reduced rates
to all points on Its line within a radius of
300 miles. Tickets Tor the genenl public
on sale- December 22 to 25, and December
30 to January 1, with final limit January
4, 1897, and for students at the various
schools tickets will be on sale in addition
to above. dates from December IB to De
cember 25. del3,20-2t
Saks' Standard in.
That means bis: Boys'
DiessCoat.-. and Ulster-
Storm Coat and Cape
Coats for the little fel
lows. When we are ready
tntkimp it ucn'tbe in our
Boys? clothe. he-;Over-coit
stand out s ren.art
able values fcr the n.oaey.
We pride ourselves npon
the qualities we gather.
Tne u.akers wh n-pp'y us
know that nothing sh rt
ot the best wi.l be toler
ated. We wa-rant not
mere'y that you shall be
reimbursed but that yon
?hall have uo cause for
complaint. fit ages 3 to
19 ye . rs.
to $12 : S2.50toS20.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Police Asked to Look After a De
Government Wants Permission to
Build a Sewer Colored Driver
Mrs. Gray, ot 31 K street northeast,
Washington, has requested the police ot
this city to look out for a demented man.
who is represented to be forty-five yeara
old, with dart hair, gray moustaciro, five
feet, seven inches tall, and wearing a
black derby hat and blue coat. The name
of the missing man was not given.
The committee on poor ot the city
council has awarded the contract for
supplying wood to the poor of the city
to Mr. J. A. Marshall, of Alexandria, at
$3.35 per cord.
Miss Lilhe Boyd, the yoisns daughter ot
Mr. John Boyd, died at her father's homy,
on Queen street, Friday night. Mr. Eyd
was called to Philadelphia on Friday to
attend the funeral ot his. sbter, who died
In that city.
The Chntmas celebration of the Presby
terian Sunday-school will be held on the
The funeral of the late John L. Eoyer
will take place this afternoon and will
be attended by Osceola Tribe, No. 1.
The steamer Dennis Simmons has cleared
for Williamston, N. C. loaded with bnck
A special meeting of the cur council
will be held tomorrow night for the pur
pose of considering a request from W. E.
Curtis, Acting Secretary of the Treasury,
for permission to lay a private sewer
from the custom house, at the corner of
Prince and St. Asaph streets, to King
The government desires to lay an eight
inch sewer on St. Asaph street to CDcnecc
with the sewer on King; street. At the
last meeting of the council tin- request was
refused, and a proposition made that the
petitioners build a twelve-inch sewer, the
city to pay the additional cost and as
sume control of the sewer, keeping it in
order permanently. The city would then
be in a position to allow the residents
along St. Asap'i street to tap the sewer.
The city council has begun a system of
public sewerage and has refused to allow
private sewers to be laid in the streets.
Mr. James Swart, with his daughter.
MLss Nellie, of Aberdeen. Md.. Is visiting
his sister, Mrs. I. W. Eudd. on Fairfax
Rev. Thomas E. Locke will conduct the
services In St Paul's Church this morn
ing, and Rev. T. R. Simpson wilt preaeh
at both the morning and evening services
in the Second Presbyterian Church.
The next meeting ot Mount Vernon
Council, Daughters of America, will he
held on January 13. On this occasion the
council expects to confer degrees upoa
fifty candidates. They will be ass-fstd
by a degree team from Washington.
James Jackson, colored, is in aprwrarhnu
condition at his home, near the EpfecopnC
nigh School. Jackson is the driver oC
the twe-horse team in which the students
or the high school arc brought to thi
city. He drove in as usual yesterday, and.
when near the corporate line, on his way
home, in the evening, his horses ran
away-When thetcam reachedthebrldge.at
Hooff's run, they came in contact with
an iron railing. The vehicle was de
molished and Jackson thrown over the
bridgeinto the rim.
Postmaster C. C. Carlin has gone ta
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