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THE MOBNING TIMES, MOKDAT, .DECEMBER 21, 1896.
Lansbursh & Ero. Every Moment Is Precious. You cannot put off buying, lection is at afford to The se- its best come in today and se lect. If you do not care to take your purchases home with you we will lay them aside and deliver when you so specify. This Pocketbook 48c. In Seal, Alligator and Monkey Grain, with Ster ling Silver Trimmings. This Skirt S1.98. 2ZTJCSS This elegant "Walking $ Skirt is made of fine qvtal- 8 ity All-wool Moreen, with deep Spanish flounce, fin- ished on top with row of cording. Cut in the latest shape. Extra full. Made on a perfect-fitting French yoke. S Special price, $1 .98 This Wrapper, 98c. ll front, with girdle. $5 cess back, full sleeves, st3'l g ishly trimmed with braid. Extra length shirt, with ; deep hem. 8 Special pric, 98 C MrsW; J 420, 422, 424, 426 7th St. Beautiful Presents Here and All the time You want In which to Pay for them. Our prices are Lower than Those of the Cash houses. Reception Chairs, In Blue and Gold White and Gold Cream and Silver, etc. Banquet Lamps, and Parlor Lamps with beautiful Silk Shades Ladies' Writing Desks Ladies Dressing; Tables Ami liund-eda of other articles suit able for gift-giving. All Carpets iraile. laid and lined 1 R :E no charge for wasto in match, lug llgurcs. GROGAN'S riammoth Credit House, 817. 19. 821. 823 7th St H. W.. Cctwecn II and I St3. S52$& -S-SS3"5SJ SxSS" jgjj-Go to Ilenritlsu'n for Ilolhliy Goods. Beautiful Gifts at small cost. Those looking Jcr XMAS PUEsENTSH nliould not lall to viiis tho vcr.il depart ments of this liig stole which fairlv teem with NEW GOODS, seltcicd especially for the holiday reason iisclntllns articles in rich Cut Glas. Fiench nml English uhina, Pot rcry. Porcelain, Sterling SHvci. etc, etc Our display of icadmz. piano and banquet lamps will ao he louud very attractive toth In va jietyav.d pric JEg-Yon will no surprised to ec what beau tiful gifts you ran buy f.,r aOc. 75c and 51. Al goods will ho laid r.siUo .ud delivered when you wish. H. W. BEVERIDQE, r215 F St. and 1214 G St. ZfOXTEitv, roRCKLAix. ;i.as--. irrc. jpS Made Hrf " Flan- Z&W&$0z nelette ww YJMMS 1TV J vi&' Pat- M mr terns. MmWo Tight ffpmWji fittin? Jlif ill to e p joke. Prin- i r nil i i l " 1 Ui "PjMt'l""" ' " ' SOCIETY PREPARING TO EHJOY CHRISTMAS Family Parties Will Be the Rule on That Day. Diplomatic Dinners Announced for the WecK Arrangements Pro- grcshig for the Charity Mull. Willi holly and mistletoe everywhere and genuine Christmas temperature fur nished by the Weather Bureau, there is a holiday air pervading all parts of He city and the next few days -will be devoted almost entirely to Christmas shopping and Christmas giving. Family parties will be the rule for Christmas Day, though ore arternoon tea and a dance are announced for that da v. Today holds the average number of fashionable engagements, and several handsome dinners, mostly in the interest of young people, will be given during the week. The Spanish Minister and Mine. Dupuy de Lome will give a diplomatic dinner at their legation this eenlng as also will the Brazilian Minister and Mine. Men donca. Tlic Miscs Roach will give a tea at their residence on T street, at which Miss Katie Hoach, daughter of the Senator from North Dakota, will be presented. Most of the ladles of the Supreme Court circle will receive this afternoon, as will the ladies of the navy yard and of tho Washington Barracks. Mr. and Mrs. Lelter entertained at a handsome dinner on Saturday evening, complimentary to the Bishop of Wash ington and Mrs. Sattorlee. The ottier guests present were. Justice and Mrs. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Mackaj -Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Boardtnan.Mr.andMrs Lowndes, Mr and Mrs. William G. Rice, the Mi-sea Nannie and Daisy Leitcr, Gen. Fullerton, and Lieut. Eodgers. A change in diplomatic circles which has just been announced is that of the Belgian minister, Mr. Alfred LeGhait, has been ap pointed to represent his country at, the court of Kussla, and will lave for St. Fetersbunr early in January. Mr. LeGliait's successor has not yet be:n appointed. The arrangements for the Chanty Ball to be held January 20 are progressing on a plan even more elaborate than in former years, and promises to make this one of the smartest and most enjoyable events of the season. The list of patronesses will be as notable for its distinction as its length, and a personal effort will be made by ci'h lady interested to have the ball in cery way a delightful success. It is the intention of most socsety-goers to avoid all other engagements for that date and make this ball the one grand event of the day. Miss Kibbey, who has been abroad all summer, has reopened her house, 2025 Massachusetts avenue, but will not be at home until after Christmas. She has re turned to America and is now visiting in Boston. Mrs William Alexis Stone, of 1721 Q street, has returned to Washington, but will not be at home on Tuesdays until after January 1, and then only informally. Mrs Ilarmer, wife of Representative Harmer of Pennsylvania, and her daugh ter, Mrs Rceside, will be at home Tues days in January Mrs Reeside proposes to give several dances during the coming season and will have a number of young ladies to assist at her Tuesday receptions. Lieut, and Mra. C. H. Harlow or No 1715 Connecticut avenue are entertain ing Mrs. Cutterfield of New York, who will be their guest during the holidays Mrs. Harlow has issued Invitations for a dinner party on Wednesday evening. Paymaster Martin Ramsey and Mrs. Ramsey will spend the holidays in, Wash ington, the guests of Admiral and Mrs Ramsey, at No. 1921 N street. The marriage of Miss Lily Beriet and Mr Sargent Prentiss Knutt, which is to occur at Newport on Wednesday, is of much interest to a large circle of Wash ington fnends. Miss Berret was one of the pronounced belles of last season, which she spent with her mother in this city. She is a distinguished looking blonde and a charming young woman, as well as an heiress. Mr Knutt Is at present located in Wash ington and will bring his bride here after an extensive honeymoon trip. The wed ding will be solemnized at noon in Trinity Chapel, in the presence of the immediate friends of the young couple, who will afterward be entertained at breakfast ,at Fair Haven, the handsome villa of the hride's mother, Mrs. Alexander Beriet. Captain and Mrs. Sampson have it-sued C3rds of invitation to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Catharine Sampson, and Mr. Richard H. Jackson, U. S. N , the cere mony to take place at the Church of the Covenant on Wednesday evening, January G, at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Tobcy, wire of Capt Thomas Fry Tobey, U. S. N., has returned from a ten days' viblt to New York. The official gazetting in London of a successor to Viscount Gongh, secretary of the British embassy, has caused Loth surprise and regret in official and diplo matic circles that Lord Gough's career here EAREHTS ATTEHTIOH. IROTECT YOUR UTILE ORES. Guard your little ones against the prc- vai.iug epidemic or DIPHTHERIA by nshisr ASEPTOS. Excellent in soro ihro-ir. bioncJiitis. etc. Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy, 1007 H Street If. W. Tol. ItfD. No branches should have been eo brief, but considerable satisfaction is expressed -that the now secretary is acquainted with Washington and with Americans, for he was popular here. The view secretary Is Maurice William Ernest He Bunsen, C. 13., who entered the British diplomatic service as attache at Washington in 1678, and returns eighteen yearslatcr after distinguished services. lie became third secietary here in 1870, and in 1881 was transferred to Berne, Switzer land, whore he advanced to second secie tary In 1883. - The following year he acted as charge d'affaires at Madrid and in 1G went to Farlsand the next year to Lis) on. In 1801 ho was promoted to he secretary of lega tion at Tokio, where he acquired a knowl edge of Japanese which brought him a special allowance from the foreign office. Two years ago Mr. I)e Bunsen went to Siam, where he has since acted as charge d'affaires and consul general. The BTon. Sidney Fisher, minister of agri culture for thu Dominion of Canada, who has just concluded a conference with the United Stntes authorities in Uic matter of simplifying the live stock inspection and quarantine regulations in force along the border, on Saturday night, gave a dinner at the Shoreham in honor of Secretary of Agriculture Morton. The other guests Included Dr. Duncan McEacliern, of Mon treal; Mr. John Dryden, of the Canadian department of agriculture; Mr. W. T. K. Doherty, and Congressman Wads worth, of New 1'ork. Tluiie "Who "Will Entertain During the holidays should consult F. Freund, tho caterer, S15 10th st. . ITe liersonally looks after all the details of every supper or luncheon, no matter If it be simple or elaborate. Ricli fruit cake at prices In keeping with the times. It THE Ol'EX KEEFEK. A "Warm, Drexy Little Garment to "Wear Over u Calling: or Street Dress.. T nE open reefer Is deservedly popular and it can be seen in all Its varia tions in the new styles. Of black. lined with some color, it is comfortable and stylish and can lie made very elegant wiMi proper materials. A pattern dress in stone gray and black was made with such a reefer. The skirt of the dress was placed with the broad border of black at the foot. Above the ?&&MWP V -"" Tho Slashed neefer. black there was a delicate pattern work in gray and black. The sleeves were of this portion of the material. -The vest was a deVcate shade of gray banded with gray taffeta ribbon. At the tlnoat there was a choker and bow of black riblKin. The reefrer was cut dartless, but was slaMicd at the sides and again in tl.e back. Tills showed the delicate gray lining. The hat was an Anna Held, low dipping in front and covered with white 1 lowers in the midat of which rose wings of gray and black. Pale pe.irl gloves were worn with tins costume. There was a lose pink, vest to take the place of the peail one, and Mill another vest of bril liant blue. With the latter a hat or bluettes and bluebirds would be worn. And the gown was certainly the dressiest tlnng seen lately. USEFUL CHILDREN. How Little Fingers Weave Comfort for the Household. Taper folding occupies a very Important place in th kindergai ten, and there seems no reason why it may nor also do so in the household by givirg to the little folk the keen Joy they experience when al lowed to do their share in the work of the "grown ups." Not long ago a child lover who had for some time had this thought in her mind was bidden to a wedding feast and dur ing supper she noticed how often little paper boxes were 111 requisition. Several sorts of ices were served 111 paper cases and the candled fruit appeared, each in dividual grape, cherry, oiailge taction, and so 011 reposing in ith dainty holder of the same material Now that every mother inay, with the aid of sugar and seasonable f ruir, make at vei y unall expense these last, named delicious goodies at home, it Is de lightful to real17ell1.1t even tl ose who must study the strictest economy may indulge the young people in what furnishes the prettiest parts of a dainty supper. Beside these cases, only think of the num ber of at titles that lit Ue children can make. If the older ones take a luncheon to school, paper napkins foi wiappingthe sandwiches and cake should be folded by the dozens, alEo the paper mats 10 indispensable for the dish whtahjs to hold anything fried. Shelf paper, tco, and cardboard boxes for baking grated cheese, all these and many more simple articles are rossil-lo to wee ringers trained in the kindergarten. Herein also is a holiday hint that may be cariied out to any extent, for whj Jnav I not the older childien set to work with paper nnd caidboaid to make Christmas tree decorations and presents for the younger children? Polls and their furni ture, holders for envelopes and writing paper, and for the pater's newspaper, shavn lug balls, a waste paper receiver, valentines when February comes here, are possibili ties only waiting for some kindly older hands to change Into fascinating realities for the ever eager fingers of children. IK ' Mmsk BdSCiflMIiS Z&'-rf-erHtZT-jGZ- Kinu'a Palace Toy Headquarters at King's Palace. It's only onco a year that tho Palaco blossoini our in a complete holiday dies, but It happens every Christinas time. One look at the toy stock will prove our good holiday intentions, for wo havo everything which thu chit Uron wish their stockings to bo filled with, and prices aro mduccd for the next four days. ifrli.:J5 Iron Tricycles $1.69 $1.00 Large Express Wagons, G8c $3.00 Large Express Wagons, $2.19 $4.00 Largo Buckooards....?2.08 $3.00 Large Combination Ouk Tabic and Desk S1.98 $l.L'fi Large Size Trunks 89c $1.25 Sleds and Coasters 9rc $1.50 Tool Chests $1.10 $l.9 irou Toys, all kinds.. 98c 70c. Iron Toys, "all kinds 49o $1.00 Combiuauoh Desk and Blackboard G5c .'Joe. and 25c. Dolls ,17c ,7Rc. Dons 48o $1.00 Dolls 79c $:i.0() Buby Carriages $2.25 $1.25 Baby Cariiages...... 98o $l.a Uniionu Ecus 9c i'ollce, boldicrs, iJiicmeii, Cavalry. KING'S 'PALACE, 812-814 7th Street. Branch Store 715 Market Space A PRINCESS TEA GOWN. Cut Glove-FIIting to the Figure, It Is French in u Combination of Blade and Blue. THIN cashmere makes as fine a tia gown after all as any of the new grods. It makes no claim to novelty, but buses its popularity ti on the fuct that it keeps its color and weai.s forever. A cashmere tea -gown of black was cut princess shape for a woman who prides herself upon her fine figure. Into one side of the princess skiit, to relieve Its plainness, there was a fan of turquoise plainness, there was a fan of turr.uoise bluc silk striped with the black cashmere. A Princess Gown. The s.-une effect was introduced into the sleeve puffs. The netk had a delightful trimming of black and white. A yoke or black and white corded silk was edged with a beaded paseti enterlebelo which J-et out a ruffle or white French cambric embioidery, soft and fine. Two lonif white streamers of taffeta ribbon hung to the foot of the gown. Aiound the ncct was a niching of white mousseline de soie A COAT IN GRAY. Melton, Almost "White, "With Trlm- uiiiig.s, of Silver Kos nnd Vest of AsjtrnKhaii. TI1EKE never wash wr man wl odid rot long for one very n.ce winter coat. And nearly ever wc man can have one by exercising her ingenuit Her own time can take the' place of ai other wo man's money, if she cam.ot buy outright. An old winter coat of light gray melton .i.s transfoimed into a leautitul garment by the use or taste. The fiont was first turned back to foi m revers, and upon each was stitched a black Mlk braiding. The Gray and Silver Fox. same was put upon the cuffs, and a small cape time oelonged witu me lOjc was similarly treated. Several yaids of a light gray fur, imita tion orsilverfox, wasobtaii el and stitched around the cape collar, currs and revers. With this coat there was worn a waist with a ve,st of gray astrakhan, close and fine. A t the belt was a large silver buckle. An immense nuufr of the gray fox completed the toilet. Amateur Journalists' Meeting. The Capital City Qui) of Amateur Journal ists held a well attended and interesting social and business meeting on Saturday evening at the residence of Miss E. Beatrice Graham, -177 M street noithwest. The official organ of the club will first appear during the Christmas holidays. This p:iper, to he known as the "Wnshing toninn," will be issued Quarterly, nnd its holiday number will give proof of the varied talents of the club members. The literary program presented was un usually interesting. It consisted of a Christinas poem, entiHed "Chance," by Miss Mary Ball; original stories, "Loyal and True," by Miss Drusa Carrol; "In Love," by Vincent F. Howard, and "Miss Harriet's Violet Thief," by Miss Gertrude Moss, Walsh. Mr. Howard closed tl)e pro gram with a beautiful poem.calleC'Lilith." Instrumental music was rendered by Miss Graham and a vocal spio by Miss Carroll. Daughters In the Household. "Mr. Badger, are you prepared lor win ter?" ' res; I've bought a music-! ox that plays Home, RweM'Pome' wlicnthotlock'strikes ten." Chicago Record? EmTTmrnTTmrnTTTnTTTTmrmnnTTTTTTnTi I Diamond g " Headquarters'.' Better not tako the chances of get" thur "stuck" on a Diamond. Better couio to "Headquarteri-." Our quar ter cantuiy's experience and reputa tion aro buliiiul everything wo sull, and jou an- sure of absolute satisfaction. Over fOO exquisite Diamoiul, l'carl. anil Pcirl-aml-DUinond Pendants from S10 toil.lOO arris j "Leaders," 7th and D Sts. t : auinmiuiHUiUiiuwuuiHiimwuiniwia W. C. T. U. NOTES. The quarterly meeting of the District W. C. T. U. will take place the first or second week in January. The general officers request that before that time every member shall secure at leabt one new member. Mrs. Piatt, the District president, says: "There is no valid reason why our ranks" should not be crowded with women. Our cause is just. We believe in the protection of the home from tltedrink curse. We believe In .saving men, women, and children from the horrors of the drink habit. "We believe in removing temptation from the way of the weak, in reclaiming the fallen, and in so educating the young and in establishing them in the principles of total abstinence and purity of life that the evil Influences which may surround them shall be rendered harmless. "We believe in the abolition of the trntflo in strong drink and the house of shame. We require no one to subscribe to any creed or party in order to Join the W. C. T. TJ. Our only conditions or membership are signing the pledge, and Che payment of the annual fee of $1. Our principles should challenge the at tention of every good woman and have her hearty support, and we believe that many more might be won to our cause by a systematic personal canvass by members among their friends. Now is the time to work. The country is at rest after the throes of a Presidential election. We are assured that good times are at hand. "The temperance question Is claiming the attention of our people to a greater ex tent than ever before. It only needs care ful, prayerful, persistent work on the part of our members to double our membership and that right speedily. White ribboners of the District of Columbia will you not lead In this, and roll up such an increase in membership as shall be an inspiration to the various States? We are able to do It. "Let us have a new crusade. Let It be a crusade that shall startle the enemies of our cause and give new hope and courage to our leaders. Let us not be satisfied, with past or present achievements. Let us live for the future: and to that end let us not be satisfied until we are incul cating our principles! n every home through the lHissesslon or at least one member In that home. Let us 'go up and possess the land.' " non. John G. Wooley has been engaged by the District W. C. T. U. to deliver un address in this city March 21. Mrs. Margaret Ellis, or Newark, N. J., national superintendent of the depart ment of legislation, will visit this city early in January to aid in W. C. T. U. work. She will probably take part in the quarterly meeting and alo hold parlor meetings. Mrs. Ellis is an excellent speaker and a fine organiser and does good work wherever she goes. B3 invitation or Mrs. Lillie M Trotter, District superintendent of the llower mis sion department, a tocial reunion of local superintendents of that work was held at Mrs. Trotter's home, Le Droit Park, on Friday evening, December IS. Plans or work were presented and discussed, a short address given by Mrs. Piatt. District presi dent, and each one went home Impresad with the importance of her department and determined to make it n ore effociIe than ever before. Mrs. TioUer is devising manj plans by which the gospel of purity and sobriety will be preached through the work of the flower mission, as well as lot cly hearts cherished and material aid rendered to needy cases. If we work fewer hours we must make the hours of leisure fraught with less danger. Frances E. Willard. North Capitol W. C. T. U. held a very interesting meeting December 15 in the parlor of the parsonage, No. 10 IC street northeast. MlssCrawfOid ga've an inspir ing Bible reading from the words "fche hath dene what she could." Mrs. Maddux, Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Hcring were elected delegates to the quarterly meeting. The inemberr. were urged to be n ore active in securing, new members and seme pledged themselves- to Secure at least one before the quarterly meeting. Literature was asked for for the firemen and railroad work and looks were solicited for the North Capitol reading room. Anyone de siring to Join this union will please call on or write to Mrs. Kate Williamson, presi dent, 57 It street northwest, or Mrs. S.B Elaine, secretary, 1G3 F sticit northeast. CLF.VKTR ANSWERS PAID WELL. Instances in "Which Thev Won Pro motion in Civil and Military Life. Modern Society. A long list might be given of men who have owed their advancement in life to a clever answer given at the right moment. An account of how two or themmanagodit may be appropriately given just now. One or Napoleon's veterans, who survived his master many years, was wont to recount with great glee how he once picked up the emperor's cocked hat at a review, when the latter, without noticing thai. lie was a private, said carelessly, "Thank you, cap tain." "In what regiment, sire'?' Instant ly inquired the quick witted soldier. Na poleon, perceiving his mistake, answered, with a smile, "In my guards, for I sec 1it1 km w Iniw to he pn-mpt. I i,e new ly made officer received his commission next morning. A somewhat, similar anecdote is. related of Marshal Smvaroff, who, when receiving a dispatch from the hands of a Russian sergeuntwho had greatly distinguished him self on the Danube, attempted to confuse the messenger by a series of whimsical questions, but found him fully equal to the occasion. "How many fish are there In the se.i?" asked Suwarofr. "All that are ont caught yet," was the answer. "How far is it to the moon?" "Two of 1..f nv.nllnnv'n fnTPOil TTinrnllne ' "TVlmt- jwii. ..n.v...v...v... y ...... ....i.-.j. ...... would you do if you saw your men giving wav in battle?" "I would tell them that there was plenty of whisky behind the enemy's line." Baffled at all points, the marshal endedwlth.-'Whatlsthe difference between your colonel and myself?" "My colonel cannot make me a lieutenant, but your excellency has only to say the word." "I say it now," answered Suwaroff, "and a right good officer you will be." Artesian Well "Water. Asa rule, no cases of contagious diseases are ever communicated by artesian well water, though this may be heavily charged with minerar matter. Chicago Chronicle. JUST IN TIME HI S. P. Brown Saved From Fire by His Son and Daughter. HIS RESIDENCE DESTROYED The Fatlier Is an Invalid and Was Asleep When tho FIro In nis House at Langley, Va., "Was Dis covered Escape of the Family "Was Little Short o Miraculous. A fire of evidently Incendiary origin early yesterday morning destroyed the residence and entire household effects of the Hon. S. P. Brown, at Langley, Va. The members of the family were all in bed when the flames broke out and it is little short of miraculous that one or more lives were not lost. The Brown dwelling Is one of the hand somest in the Virginia "village. Mr Brown, who was at the head of the board of public works under Gov. Shepherd and who is well-known in this city, moved to Langley more than two years ago. He was in ill health, and for almost the entire time has been confined to his bed, an invalid. .With him in the house on Satur day night were his wife, Mrs. Brown, his son, Mr. George G. Brown, and his daugh ter, Miss Brown. A colored servant girl alsoslept In the house. Early in the evening the son entered his father's chamber and round the girl asleep in a chair. He eluded her for it and she sulked away. It Is said that she vowed ! vengeance to a nelghhor. DISCOVERED THE FIP.E. It was 1:30 o'clock in the morning when Miss Brown was aroused by the smell of smoke and found that her room was filled with italrnost to suffocation. A rudy glare came from the rear of the house. ! The young lad immediately aroused her brother and it was seen at that time tltat the whole or the rear of the dwelling was in flames. They hastened to their father's r om and finally succeeded in awakening him. Mr Brown is totally unable to walk and the brave young folks carried him down stairs through blinding smoke acd aw ke Mrs. Brown on the way Every member of the household was compelled to make his or her escape in night clothes, and by the time they had reached the dior the whole house was too firmly in the gnsp or the flames for anyone to dare to re enter the dcor. Meanwhile the neighbors had been aroused and all or them were hastening to the scene. Mr. Brown was carried to the home of a ceighLor, Mr. Reed, and the others or the family sought shelter from the keen weather. The house by this time was completely wrapped in flames, and with the poor facilities at hand the hard battle of the ne-ghbors was of little avail. Entrance was once made Into the parlor through a window and two or three fam ily pictures were saved. Beyond this, the house and its entire contents, including the wardrobes of all the family, were a complete I033. ARRESTS ARE LIKELY. Though no arrests were made yesterday suspicion points strongly to the servant g.rl, It is said, and it is likely that one or more arrests will follow. The blaze started on a veranda in tbp back of the house. The entire floor of the pon--h had been saturated with coal oil" dad a match applied. There was no wind blowing at the time and this fact is probably responsible for the salvation of a large part of the vil lage. As it was, not even the neighbor ing outhouses of the residence were de stroyed. An empty kerosene can, that was known to have been half filled Saturday after noon, was found in one of the outhouses and showed that the perpetrator or thedeed was familiar with the affairs of the house. Another noteworthy feature of the affair was the fact that the servant wa3 seen sitting on the side of her bed in her own room as Mr. Brown and his sister hastened to the chamber of their father. She made her escape from the building along with the rest and, it is said, was seen no more for several hours after the fire. The building belonged to Mr. Hudson of this city, and was said to have been in sured. Mr. Brown had elegantly fitted the residence and the loss on the furniture alone will probably approximate $3,000 There was no insurance on it. EFFECTS OF TEA SMOKLNG. Physicians Alarmed at- the Growth of the Iluldt Among: Women. JVetc I'ort Pres. Physicians and specialists on nervous troubles are treating numerous cases of extreme insuninia ami nervousness in young women without disclosing to them tnat their condition is the result of pr ic ticlntheuewviceofsinoktugteacigareues, The habit is increasing. From observa tions or Its erfecta west side physician de clares tint "a tea cigarerte is a genuine brain excitant Anyone who uses it and yet does not wurk wan her lr di:, would go half crazy with nervousness but with those who do brain work it is difir;ent, for the -stunuiui. produces strange intellectual activity. "After a couple of green tea cigarettes a poem, for instance, will almost write It self, I am told by one ofiny literary patients. The effect of the tea cigarette, while stimu lating to the brain and its flow of thought ac;-asapuresi'dativjtotherestorthobody. quieting icstlessiiess, uneasiness or actual pains. Theartererfccss are bad If they have not been worked orrbynnusualmental work. "At some louses green tea r gurettes are handed around after dinner, and I know three acti esses of considerable rep utation who give "tea smoking parties" twice a week. A woman, to l.rcak orr this habit, on which the has expended nearly SI0 a week, has lately vduntarily placed herself under private restraint. She had concealed her habit Trom her husband by using an artfully contrivai cigarette case. It resembled a bunch of kejs.eaeh key con taining one cigarette. "So much has the habit spread that several tobacconists and druggists are keeping tea cigarettes In stcck lor regular customers. The active chemical prepara tion of tea is theine, just as caffeine is of coffee and nicotineortobacco. When theine is administered to a frog or a Jirall animal it is found that it chiefly Inlluer.ce.s sensa tions which caffeine or cotfee decs cot. In larger doses theine pioduccs sponta neous spasms orconvulsions, which carfcine does not. This is, in fact, the ultimate errect of srcokirg numerous tea cigarettes, finally producing 'fits' or convulsions, "Theine also ac ts as a 01 rl ai ao-tfetic. quieting painful nerves. Green tea contains much more i.einethii o.un aij Uack tea. So jou see that the h.U.t or mi oking tea cigaiettes is terntly i rmcii us " Gi'e rilm the Kettle. Some yearn ago thercllvcd in England a certain bishoo who was extremely pompous, and very fond ofimprcsslng upon the minds nf the noorer neoiilc the evil of doing wrong. v , . ... ,,lfn,lo.i..hfhilfWr( 1 AS l,lc "uvVl",u". .",",":; -"..-",! ;ntiuiv. rung in the worthy man x o,,,.u. , '" - brcame rksonie ' PWic to hear him constantly admonishing tlicm to flo iIrIiC. One of the bishop's habits was to itthe I PIANOS AND ORGANS. Knabe Piano Warerooms. A complete display of tho worId-r-nowned KN'ABK PIANOS also a taw slightly used at a reduction Iron net prlco?. Pianos of good me Hum grado makes from S250 upward, and second-hand pianos troin S50. Terms Cash or Time. Pianos to renr, tuned, moved and re paired. Pa. Ave. 1422 3Ieet mo at Droop' A. The array ofneu Musical Toys at Droop's is a sight not to be missed. Prices fi om 10c tt S25. DROOP S, 92- PENNA. AVE A XMAS SWISS ML SIC BOXES from Qc up to fro n s.oo toro ro. S"iJIlIIONlONbIroni5.t0 to -230.00. Play3 sny number of tarn s ANo Punoi Oi,iin. Ae'iU-m-.. On tors. Banjos, Maudol.nj. Violin. Mtiaic Koxea etc. SANDERS & STAYMAN, 1327 I Itrect T IV. Percy Ko-iter. Manager Did you ever realize what njanea tee dif ference in price of. cue piano over another? A. call at the wareroom3 of the Baltimore Manufactory Btieff Piano wut vou vines jou that no instrument can be niadf better. BTIEFF GRAND AND UPRIGHT PIANOS, tne choke of the best informed and tnos rntical or the musical public generally. Terms to suit; manufacturers prices: fidly guaranteed. Tunirtf: aud repairing will receive Drompt attention. CHA8. M. STIEFF. B21 Eleventh gt- nr . near F st I Lot of Boys' $2 I 1 Reefers for $1.39. j (f This morning we place oa sale Q 45 in tbebors'dep-irtinen: on tho fc3 ? second lloor a lot of boya' 5 to 3 2 tfl year double-breasted chinch l!a 4? " reefers with broad sailor col- 45 2 lars usual prica 12 for 31.29. ? tfl They came to ns direct from the 45 9 maker and it was the last of hU W g line that': why they're S1.39 :a- W? stead of SZ. fc) Si & I Goldenberg's, S g 926-92S 7th 706 KSts. g &.nn . jd Sa2 nn na ms HXmZalZs bi3 9 Toe "silk Mufflers 40c. K 5c Hdkfs. four for 5c. I 5c J g STERN'S, 904-906 Tfh St 45SSSS Wi- &SSSSSGSSSISSSSSS0 0 UR Wine and Liquor list fs to fill your holiday orders. We guarsntie you entire satisfaction. PIClvFORD 5, 9Ul aml'taAre. THE BEAUTY SKSSS- Ji dered shirt is enhanced by hav ing your co.lars and cutfs turned out tho EXACT decree of wnitenesa. Ihis method of "Joins; up" us peculiar to us. We solicit a triaL. We'll please. I TOLMAN SSrv 2 Corner 6tli and C. ! I . 8 9 Chi drcn EirJawa Co t?, "J 1 I wort-tcIOO triU K EISENMANN'S, 3 SCG 7 It "t . W. I 3 lD'iUJKG !':. Ave. j UNDERTAKERS. J. TVIXiljIVSI LEE,. TJN DER.XA KEIU 332 Pa. Avu. N. W. Firt-cl . rvtee. 'Phono. 1383- C GLENN" KICHOLS. CNDfcttTAKEK AND E1IIUL1IER. Penna. ave. and 2d st. se. Terras reasonable Chapel rorriinerata. Telephone 761-o. nc2-3m.era DIED. I CLEMENTS On Sunday, at 3:25 a. m.. Marv A. Clements, willow" Of lgaU3 Noble Clements and mother of the lata itosanna Adams. Notice oC funeral hereafter. Savannah. Gu., papers please eopy. miners a short d.stancefrom hiscity.andhfs presence rcw familiar to these toilers. Dur-iu- one orhUcalls hefounda group ofthern talkmgtogether.andaftora few preliminary words on his customary subject or doing right, heasked tn.-m what they were talking o - Ton see," said one ot the men, "wa foundakettle.and us has been er-trymgwho can tell the blggestlot toownthckettle." The bishop was duly surprised, and read the men a lecture, in wsichhe spoke ot how strongly the offense of lying had been im pressed upon him when he was jmin;r,and how he had never told a lie in the wholo course of his life. He had hardly finished, when one of the men cried 006: ure him the kettle, .Dm! gi'e him, the-, kettlel" HariK-r's Round Table. Perhaps. What the deuce nuvn.es fellow spent! -Detroit Evening Nevn. It Was. "I couldn't set down to work: yesterday, Mr. Iinndclip I sprained nvy ankle jusB .- r wns lo.winc home" -- - "i-w me that that's a very lama ...0 V.Vu.uuloIphla NerthAmeri- -ory, James. can. . -- -