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THE MOENUfTG TIMES, iUOiYDAY, DECEMBER 28, .1896.
JT V EfTmTTTTTmm TnTTTTTfTTTTnTITTTTTTTTmmTe Lansburgh & Bro. Satsne Underskirt, $1.48. This excellent Under skirt is made of fine French Black Satine, fleece-lined throughout making it warm and com fortable, full wide ruffle, ring and fine cording, a Made on a perfect-fitting a yoke, with draw-string. 3 Lengths, 3S. 40, and 4-1 . 3 Special price, Si. 48 3 Laces. Just received, another assort- 3 mint of Or.enta! Point Lerre and a Point d'Ireland Laces. Worth 25c 3 d. For 1 2'sC. I83 and 25c Black Silk Laces, i2.c d. Heavy Po nt Venice EJges, 12'icand i5c ytl. 39c Silk Pomt Appl que Laces, a 3 3 a i8cyd. oAv5C-oi'Wff AZO. 422, 424, 426 7th it. 3 a 3 siumu tmmi imau. limm uium aiums GS3SStf2G assssssssassssa s Next Friday 8 iS a (A a a n o it S.1 is she ui jour house should look its ' i ei IJE"-T Ihcui-u jau will hac V J 2 caller cv 11 though jcu m iy i ot re '2 ceive founilly. Get the furnishings tf oujicciiij:ui: 3 On Easy Payments. (fl lou nil ippr elite these easj paj- 1 lncnts now ocni-e -none- is crcc. ffl You witl appicciatc our prices, be W h U (.5 b 11 '2 il (ft cae thci a-c Sower than tlioc of the fc9 cash hon-es Reception Cliairs Sideboards Parlor Lamps Dining Room Chairs Hall Racks On a weekly oi inonthlj pajiwiit. Call " made, 1 nd and ineil free 10 chaise for wistcin nnlciiiiiK llnrts QROQAN'S riarnmoth trediL House, 817. 619, S21, 823 7th St I? V lictwien H i.id 1 'sts ct Zs X Tip s te i A v -J -s . s x o lili woil. i ilUs t 1 lie b i-ine-, tli it & what iv? Rie j on A ,- nnoits han 1I il mill ixiioui uit aul tc tun eil to jou si ou-white ana beautiful TOLMAN sraA? Vff.SJv Let us supply j'ou with your Wines and Liquors. "We can do it and do it well. I'loicronp. b. coiner'lth st. iml IVi ac BON MARCIIE. JACKETS AND CAPES. UNDKnTAKIIRS. J. WILLIAM LI2K. U.NOKRTAREn 332 Pn Ave. X. W. flrwt clRKr. mt loe 'Plitme. 13HT C- GLENN NICHOLS. cDLI(TAKI:u and emualmer. Penna ave and 2d bi se. Terms reaAoimlile Cliapel for funerals Telephone 704-3 nc2-3m.em DIED. UARRllY-Sudtienlj, Saturdn.at ta m . Oiantel V (j.irnij. joiiiifr-t daughter ol tin- 1 ite ('-mi irme arrit Funeral from her late residence, JS17 Tit.rtx mtii Mieei, Tu"sd i-,. bi-cember 2SI, at 30 i in Mas-, at irinitv Hiureli, Jbriends re-pi ttfiillj united " it JONALURON -At midnight of December 20, s!Hj, .Hera lorl illns, which she bore iviUi Chri&Unn foitaudi.. Man M eldest 1 lUKliter of Georgr W .ind Sarah E Jiomildbon, aged fift .-ar and lour months Funeral from her lite residence, No l'i"! ml i stri'i i noil httfsi. on lui Ml ij, December 2!t, at j 30 a in Requiem muss at the C hordi or the Immacnl '. Conceit lon, at !) o'clock Ivclatn -i md liitnds jre respectrullj imited to it Lend 11 IIUNTT -At ids residence, r tl Oextntli street boulhtas.1, Saturday, DeeenibLi -G, of acute pneuinoin i, James JI Huntt m Uie littj lirst ji-.ir ftf his igc Funeral from Twelfth Street M. E. Clinrct. Mondaj, Deceinber 2h. at ;io p m RclnUes and fnends rspectfulH iuited to attend it KUCAS Oeorpe L.ucas. at Ids. resl deuce, 2fal0 M st nu., or pneumonia, jn Uie nrt.-firt year of his a?,.- 1-uneral Mondaj, lieceiniier 2b. at 2 p. ui Intcrnieut .it Arlington cuiuLvn iriends and rtlatltes nspeitlulU inrittkl to attend without lurther notioe it PUENULl' On Saturday. Dectmber 2(, Marj. daughtei of "Wilhfm N aid loia I'render. aged eight iars Funeral pii-ate. from the n Mdi-nce of hr iiaitnis. K-2 Cairoll itiitt 'oiitlnast, Monday at 2 p. m. it VAiiSS On DeLCinher 2G, li.G. Fusan EIizaleth F.igan. ageu st-t enr -thrt-e ears Tuneral fiom htr late itsidenee. 10G1 Jefferson aenne. West Wnslimston, on December 2S at 2 o'clock UelHtnesand friends incited. it K bat social mm OF THE OLD YEAR Dinners and Dances Will Occupy the Week. White' IIuBse Iti-i-eption on l'i :daj I'm iiiif-e to He Intel c-tiuir One. cabinet Iaidies to ItcrciM-. The hist four divr, or the jear will he parti cularlv gav. .mil a biilliant social j asn is ussi ltd The aimivinciiU of I lie present w ec k .nc n .s'lv in the lnti rest of voting peopl , although sevetal i in )i ill aul dinners are on tlu enh nd irand 1 wo patticuluilv prittj luncheons Fridav will lie the pilnclpal daj f the week, when a itr.i laige attendance is expected .it the White House Kveijone who lsahlc wishi t to grcit .lrt, Clevihind fin UiK htr Ifst Xew Yoir's l)i in W.ihl liif;t i" The reception promiM to lie a ii.ir'iciil.iilx mteif vihig one All officers or the Ann j ind ru j w ill .ijij ar in full dTvfs uniform, while llic iIiplom ts will tar court tlieb Manj h.md.iii e Mull toilette will be worn fu tie firt tin t , and all liiauthis of ufiiual soci(t will be rt presented Mr. Sttwnson ai.d the Indies of 'lie Cabinet will m.ld .ifittnoon icccplions tut rrnln ll.tre is a flowing inif-mi-dt i standing as to tie objt ct of tlite le epi.ons nlueli weie Ji'Milutcd for in3ii oiiH, and which in the last few jears h i t come to I e atunded b cnlne fain ilies Owing luthegieat nu-nbtrttf men who tall on New Yeai's D:i, and at no lhvi tm e the arious hustesst s aie ei tri ousH incinetiiti'tel b the appeaian.e of w iitn ai d children Tl e L eutue M ui-ion itsi if is iw ,n house m tfiwnlareeui' iglitfiaccommod ite women c-illers on Xew Year's Daj, and the socinllj incumd Aul comer a real fr.or on toe iuistr 's tr t linnet lioim s bj w.ntmg to c ill on them Wtdntsdax, J iiiua n 0. wlnn lu liralpublit.Cabn.tt rce ptioub Aill be held The fents of totlaj include .1 tea b Mrs ( ross, at her home fn Capitfil Hili t introduce Iier daughter. Miss Hurliridtn nu eienmg rtception bj Mrs Polkmlroin ml ii'uuiitvr. i.e.iilimenlurj to ilitn guest. Miss, A lit n 1ie n .image of Luut Stout, U S . , and Mis-. Helen C'raig, daughter oi Captain .ind Mr- Craig, oi Ton Mjer, winch will occur it b o'clock thi- ewtiuig, .it the resnlenct of the bnde's pirtnls, folltw.il b a erj brilliant rtception j fliiict. Mi Jo-ep'i f Wasliimito'i compliii.entari to the joung fritnds of her scltftol j,irl d uighttT, now home lor the Ci ristmis holidijs, .md the tr tli lightful fl nico at Raii'chers b Mr aid Mr jr.hi, H.n '1 he MitM.-at this last named affair will all be joung socittj penpl . witii th addition ff a number of out of town men "Ine hill will be pn ttiH decor ited for the occision and a tiv sutcessful ball is anticip it d VI 1 the fishion-dile flrirtJ.es hid large congregations eteiuaj and Connecticut aienue present td a t.rj gaj .ippe.ua nee as flif roiigrt gallons were dlsanssed fiom m Tfn n s -t Matt lews and the Churcli of the Co.t innt Sir Julian and Lidj Paiineefole and daughters are regulir attendants at St. Join, s, md usuallj wall, to and from the cinhjss. Tlie r.imilN ot the Chief Justice and the ftiiul oi the At lorn e Gi-neral aie also among the prominent iiHinhera of that eonreatifiii which claims as its own most tif the fashionable residents about L ifaette Square, ai.d the leading Episeo pali ins of the Distrn t. fct Matthew's, ee-n in its unfinished condition, is a popular and fashion ible place of worship, and alv as has been r girded as the diplomatic church The French and Italian ambassadors, the s-panish minister the Mexican minister, with tlei'r families and attaches, are all members of thisi ongrcgation. otln-i notatili' pewholderb being the Misses Riggs, Gn. and Mrs. Vincent, Mrs Sheridan, and Justice and Mrs White I he Church of tlie cum j uit hasalw.ns been a leading place of worship, and has reicttl had an addition to its cr wealth membtrs in Hie person ot Mrs. George Wcstinghoiise, who has taken a pi-w there. Much interest is felt m the selection of a church b President-elei t McKinlo, who, as is well known, is a ery con sisteKt Methodist. If lie is as (on-tant in this as in most other matters, lie will renew his membership m the Foundr Church, on Fourteenth and G streets, at w'ti'li cr modest place of w orship Major and Mrs. McKinlc were regular attendant!) throughout all the former's Congressional career. Much interest is felt m the marriage of MissLouielonap.irtcandCountdeMoItke Huitreldt, which will cccur at i oon to mono. at St Paul's Church, Fifteenth and V streets. Oil 1C0 imitations haie Item issued to tne church and lt-s than thiit guests will attci d the breakfast to follow at the bride's home, on K sticet. There will be no bridesmaids, but the following usheip will seat the guest. and precede the bnde Ui the altir Chailes McCawley, Frank Andrews, Wal ter Van Rensse-laer Ben and Robert Wallach The bride will be escoittd l her uncle, Mr Chailes Bonaparte, of Baltimore, who will gne her hand in mainage. Thegn oin will! cnttmdedb the Danish minister, M. Brun, who will act as best man in place of Count Leon de Molt, who was called to Paris bj the recent deatii of his father. Cardinal Gibbons will pcrfoim tl e rrar riage certmonj and the nuptial mats will be celebrated b cue of the assistant priests or St. Paul's in the absence of the rector. Rev. James Mackin. A progressle euchre party was given lastSaturda evening b the guests of the Elsmerein one of the diawing rooms of tlie lioltl. SeMral linndsonic siler prlis were df-triliuteil, the iespectieilnneis he me; ah iollow s Mife Joseph Alaitlion, tiibt hulj'h iine- Mis JMe;ii K"eT?( tl, second lailj's prize, Mr I'l.mk Dnker, fiist scn tlenianN pri7e. Mi. Kdwin Cr.ibbe, mi uinl Kentltiuairs prize. Miss KaihlKino-Miiith, the tonvjl.ition prize. A collation "w is M?roUat the cIom of tlm paints aniKlane iiiK follow ed the int niii'-Mon BURGLAR WAS OF STRAW. W'u.sliiimion Millioimiie 'Jells of u Johe JMujed on Himself. Hr Geiiine Mann on and nnothei will Known .ind esiieiiitd 'WjahiiiKlonian were lialtiue; labt nilit at the Arhii,ti.n, w hen the forum told i 1 1 lit 1-toi wlikli sliould lone; ano hae tome out at police hind quarieif- Thtie is amplt uason, ho. eei, wli the iiilaiman Mitt lehttil si ould not hae ruMud tin stoi into piint l)i Mai mioii's confident .1N0 said tliai he had linn lninKlf atcioed if hating subsidized I'.f pn to kitp mum oil tile partuul.ns but, altlituiKli tliat ui i ot ti ue, ct no i j ortei had eei Ilea id of it 1 Ids esti 1 1111 il i iti7in lit s not far fioai the ArlitiRton in a Iho.mi stone iront He had had in a Icujr life Unit tome i perlemeK witii tin Jcllj okd of j juil 1, Kill ...i llio I.e. ..,!. .1 ii , r. I.nl .1 i j ui'j fill till; itv uiiiii,! mil j il ijiiiv.-ia (L (erlain memlu of the hoiuel old lor being depd bj t T.ike IfUfir.un. This was hi the morning A n ore tenons matter tiiiind in the aftuiotui AVhtn he was about to leae liome one of the lioii'-ehold, m r mueli fifLhlened, told him that she had heard fto sti ps in his item overhead, wire h lootstips iiad no bu-Im - there He 1 st i o time in investigating Going upsturs, lie opened the cool or his i wn r oin.peeptil in tautiouMj, and theie was the mtriidei, a broad dajligl.t buiglai, mi the act or iiiinmaging thro igh the top I ereiudi.ivvi r, v.i v hit h weiethisisteemJd citic n'sgunl bonds, sto"k and loose moiie Here was a dilemma, inch ed, for wro'ukl not the burjlar s -e the appro idling inillion airo in the bureau mirror and get that gun first' 'I he millionaire, therefore, qui tl closed the door, and went out lor as sistance He went to the nearest apothtcarv shop and also to the grocer shop, and, accord ing to his account, it was a rather motlej crew Hint followed him nick to seize tie robber in the act of burglar He men Honed pirtieularl the giocei's boy, ,v'io w int ai mi-el with a. new Jr ing pin '1 he posse cornitatuK stole up the steps, aad behind them slole a bluecoat. At the door the itoliceni.in tried to boss the job, pushing aside the rear guard and whispering; "Let me get at him" The bo with the fring pm, however, ob jurgated that "We'll do this 1ob ourselves,' and in the meanwhile the door was pushed open and there was the burglar still in his old attitude, looking at the same old bonds and gold and things He was a straw burglar, -very cleverly executed As tlie esteemed ciLl7ensaid last night.it was a luck thing that no reporUrs wore around, and that the slor had esciped the infliction of being printed Jt is evi dent why tint policeman never had tins case put on the blotter Maid tijr rods Meet. Deacon Your sermon was rather long this morning, Brother Lastl. Parson Lastl Yes; but I see by the collection b isket that most of the congre gation were short Philadelphia North Amenta u On Broadway. Ltlls ihesesandw ichinenare ver super stitious, aien't the.' Mills T don't know that the are Wlij' Lills Nothing, onl I notice that the .in completely wiapped up In signs Ex change FAREIiTS ATTEITTIOIt. PROTECT YOUR LITTLE 0HE3. Guird our little ones airamst iiiq urn vai'ing epidemic of DIPHTHERIA i,j 3 using AjlU"IOS. Excellent in soicj tluoit. btonchms, etc. Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy, 1007 H Street V. W. Icl KTO No iinncliot &e&Zr-"- r 'Mm MOTHER TALKS OF HIS BOYHOOD Raising a Son to lie the First Man in His Country. A'ci boon, She Confesses, lie lieKOii to liaise Ilei to Jlo the lother of a Picshlent. N'oLwilhstanding ull popular siipcrstitioiis to the contrary, it becomes xuoie and more e'.ident that bojs who be oiin Presidents are eiy much the Mine .is bojs Aho don't, as lar as .their eailj Hie is con cerned. 1 lie partlculir lioj who is now l'resi deiitilect, and who will become I'resl dent on arch i, was no exception His niotlur, N.inej 'Allison McKinlej , tells about him inthe Xew YorkSundin Joiirn.il and ii itely confeSsesthuL aftei 1 e gnw up he commenced to raise her to be the mother of a President. Here's, what she sajb in her own words 1 don't think inj bringing up haa had s. ery niiich to do with making inj son V.'HH mi tne President or Hie United bUtes I did the best I fiould, or cours", but I li.nl six ehildicu, and 1 had all in j own work to do, so I couldn't de.ote all in j time to him Wdllam was n.itur all a good boj He wasn't a partieularlj good baby He eiitd a good deal He was .erj bright, and he began to "take notice" er fung He was a lualth boj Wo lied in a countri Milage, and he had plenlj of outdoor air and exercise He was u good boj in school, and his teachers alwajs slid lie was ery bright He h id hislittle squabbles with hisbrotheis and sisters, I suppos, like .ill clnldrtn I netr paid much attention to tliat He was alwavs an obedient boj He was erj .iflettionate and lie was er fond of his home We were Methodists, though we neer went to the evtent of curbing the lnnooi nt spirts or the children. William was t.ki n to .Siiml ij hi hool about the same time Hi it 1 e began his studies in the illnge sch iol house. He toi linutd to be a faithiul at leiidant eer Sumlaj tili lie "xenta.'aj to tlie war. I brought up all inj lnldr.'ii to uiiderstaiid Hint they must slud and n-iproe their minds. Mj ideas of an education were .holly A WINTER GIRL. practical, not theoretical. I put tin chil clren into school just as earl as tlie co ild go alone to the teacher, and then kept them at it. I didn't allow t! i m to sta avv.iy. As ou mav imagine, I h.ul little time for their studies, though I kept track of their work in a geniril w.i through the repents fiom their leaihtra. I tli 1 most of mv own work, exi ept the vv.Lsluug and ironing, and made nc irt all the children's clothes, but I s iw tliat the children were up in the morning, had breakfast and were prompt! ic.'ilv foi school. That was the w i live el.iS of ever week began feu me-. Ours was a hard, eariust life. M husband was nlvv is an early riser, and off to his woik. I am now speaking of our life in Niles. At Poland he was aw a from home most of the time, and the whole burden of 'he cue fell on me. We moved to Poland when William was about eleven -ars old We went there liec iuse the schools were bet'er My husbind wis a foundr man, and lis work kept him at Niles William was a groat hand for marbles, and he was vtr fond of lus bow aid arrow He got so that he waa"a ter good Shot with an arrow. The thing he- loved best of all was a kite It seems to me. I never went into the kitchen without seeing a piste pot or a ball of string, waiting to be made into a kite He never cared much for pets 1 don t believe he ever hid one We didn't own a horse, so he never lode or drove He w.ib alwajs teasing to go barefooted the in unite the snow w is oil Hie ground When summer came he alvvavs h ul a stone bruise or a stubbed too, and he w.is as proud as a kni to show all the oilier bo8 how he stubbed or bruised ins toot Was Inclined to Study. Although Willi tm had no taste lor 'ish ing, and rarel, if ever, attempted He sport, he was -very fond of swimming in Uie deep pool on Yellow Creek, a ntle wa above the dam Hie "swimming hole" was readied b the left bank of the river, aftei crossing tlie bridge, and was shaded b a large black oak that spread its branches far over the vater Here the bojs used to go after scho'n ou warm summer evenings and splash about in (,he water for some tune Our first home in Poland w.is on the main treet, iust east of the e?onitr stop It was, and is still, a frame building, painted slate color, and was not as large as the houses we afterward dwelt in. I judge that it has not changed Oui sec ond icMdeute was fuitjier down thestreet, toward the mill, wliete Dr. Elliett now lives The third house, now occupied bj Mrs Smithers, was, on the opposite side of tlie road from tlie Qther two and had a I Cloaks at Half Price 1 The finest make, the I latest style and the best & materials can be bought ? at one of these three g S prices 9 $3.98. $8.98. S King's Palace, 81!i-8U 7th Street. M l5rniK.li, 711 'Mnrltot imoi. psB"3?ta7'WG3'3rsP eranda along the entire front of the house William was promptlj entered at the seminar and de eloped strong inclina tions to study. In time he Lecamea intra bei ofthcliterarj association in the Poland Union St miliar , as the institution was tailed, and I lreqticntly heard ofhlstaking pirt in debates and otlier literary con tests Mra Moise, who was his teacher sas that he excelled in the stud of lan guages, although lie was fcitrl good at figures I know tliat lie w.is a cen&tant leader, and b the time lie was fifteen he had begun to le.ul poctrj , bein especially fond of Longfellow and Whittier, and, I bellee, Uyron From this lime of hisbo liood he ga e up most of ills sports except hall plalng, swimming, and skating The bos placed ball unthe Coiiiinou.lx-hindtlie buolng ground, and also behind the. seminar X(jer Dieamed of Ills Future. " Poluicall, the MiKinhus were stanch Abolitionists, and William early imbibed er- radic.d iews regarding Hie enslive iritntof the colored race As a mere bo , he used to gAto a tanneiy kt ptb Joseph bmitii and engage in warm conlioorsies on the slavery question Mr Smith v as a Democrat, and so weresiseral ol the workm mi abn it the tannery Thi-se disputes neer seemed to liae occasioned art HI feeling toward William, because lie was alwais popular with the er men with whom he had the most contnnersy '1 his was shown, also, bj his being se lected as a clerk at the little postorfice As "William grew older lie developed fond iifs for the souofc of toung v onun This w.is encouraged by me He had alwas shown great affection for ins sisters, of tin prelerring to remain indoors with them f n holidays rather than to join in sports with tne bo s on the Common His bov hood end ed x. lien he left for the war That took In in out into ttu w oral in the broadest sense Except a few weeks at Allegheny College, tin was his fust absence irom home What do I rej.ai d as esse ntnl in bringing up a bo to be President? 1 can scarce! sav there .tie so man tilings to teach l0s Tliev s-i ould be taught to be hentst in dealing with their ft How nun thusthe would win their respect and conhdtnee Then bojs shoi.'d be brought up to love home ir jou want to make cood men and Presidents, t o of them 1 he heme train ing, such as nculcatcd in a true Amen can home, is a great saftguaul to the lads or this countrv Bojs, to be giod men. must be gtod to their parents Air. boj who wants to be Preside nt should be hontst and trutlirul, and he she uld love h's home and ins rami! and his countr No bov v ill ev er be President w ho lb afraid of hard work 1 think lehgion is a great thing for a loj I knew William was a bright bov and a cood bo, but I never dreamed that he would be the President of the United States After, all, I dr n't believe I did raise a I icij to be President I tried to bring up i bo to be a j,ood man, and that's the best that anj mother can do The first tiling I knew mj foil turned around and began to raise me to lie Hie mother or a President For New Year's Hec-eptlonu Order Fleund's choice Ice Cream and Ices None finer in America. Also finest Fruit Cakes and fancj cakes ot.all kinds Prices aie in keeping with the times Frcund's, 81") Tenth street. it Automobiles Areltecoffuized. 11 .v. decision of tlie prefect of the Seine horseless carriages have just been ad mitted to all the rights and privileges for public service in the ordinal fiacre. The stcp i a wise one and it will be inter esting to watch i li i)rg-ttsh of the com petition. Lt some such In-law- were made in a few large towns m England the in elusir- might soon heroine a great one, but all fie wlnle- it is confined to the Crstal Palace exhibitions it is not cal-e-ulaied to make the fortunes of man people The Ixmdhiff Question. Grmupy-You have ver pcor service on this train Conductor But it runs on tune, sir. Gruti'pv On time! Then w lij in thun der don't the conip my paj its bills, so that it w on't be compelled to run its trains, on credit this wmj 'Philadelphia North American Wic-Red Jones. ".Tones must be an awful drinker." "How so?" "Why, I never go into a saloon bufwhat he's there '" Exchange. $5.98. KAISER WILL SEE THAT BRLI IS GAY Succession of Brilliant Fetes Planned for the Season. 1 hey Have llceu Devised to Give an Impetus to the Gorman Capital's Laiiffiiishhiff Tiude. Berlin, Dec. 27. The social functions for Hie winter seasein have to a certain extent commenced, although they are not aslivelj asthej will be titer the emperor birthday, which occurs January 27. The imperial family and the court are fully aware or the prevailing hard times among tradesmen, aud the general distress among the poorer classes, aud it is no.v evident that it is their InteiiUon to give impetus to trade by holding a rapid succes sion of brilliant fetes The series of official and diplomatic '"Inner-, began on Monday last, with a banquet given by the Austrian ambassador, M De Sogeii-Marich, in honor or the new French amb.issaeior. the Marquis de Noaillcs. and on Tuesday Sir Frank Las celles, the British ambassador, gave a grand dinner to Prince Max of Baden Rader, Prince and Princess Arihert or Anhalt, Prince and Princess Victoria of Se hie" Wig-Holsteu-, and several foreign ambassadors and ministers On Thursday the Italian ambassador. Count Lanza di Bu-.ca, gave a dinner in honor of the Marquis de Xoailles, at w Inch a large and brilliant company of guests were present The cit is fast filling up with nota bilities from all parts of tlie empire The last few dajs before Christmas brought a nun. her of aristocratic families, among them PriiiteSalm Keiffcrscheit Djek.Prmce and Princess I'entl.eim Ttcklenburg, Prince and Princess Frederick of Wied, Court Von Furstenberg Stninmhelm, the emperor's chief cup bearer. Count Von Puckltr Burghauss, master of the in unds, Count Von Asstnberg-Faulkensrem, tlie Prince ot Cirolath Beuten, the Prince of Sehon alt h Carolath, Count Von Lehndorff. Prince Max Lgon cf Furste-nlierg. who i now the head of the house of the Fursten bergs, I rince Gtorge Radiivvill. and true Count of Lippe-Iiiesterfe 1, who is the cl liiuaut to tlie principality of Lippe In additional to these an ivals other .o ciftv leaders, including the Princess Bich ette tadiwill. the Ho'i-iihaus tlie Dohms, and the Assenburgs, of whese circle the emperor is .in habitue. is expected feuiee the sv.ai.dal which resulted in the duel between Count Cliamb' rl.un Lube ret hr Vol' Kotze and Baron Vi.n Sclirader, the court master of ttreiiioiii, m wlicli the latter was killed, the e.aperor s partita lar circle has been rather broken up. but it promises to be brought tog H.er again, w tilth guarantees a brilliant season II WAS AXOrill'Ii I HICK. 'i i led to Wciik tlit- Watch Figures in "West Vhffinia. Detroit Fi ee J'i tss. Several men were smoking and talking in the iiftce or a hotel in one of the lirger 'own-, of West Virsmia, when a stranger said "I'll bet Sio with any man here that he can't put down on a itiece oi paper the ho-irs as the appear ot iff fate of my watch " At this am outiceinent the face of one of the natives lighted up with p'easisrable anticipation of v. inning the money. But he hadn't enough cash about him In cover Hie stranger's luoiie-. &o he took a friend off in a coi ner, and said 'Rube, this is a tnap. That stranger thinks the watch face sell hasn't come this far vet, but I read all about it in the paper week before last Didn't vou"" -No, I didn't. Hm, replied Rube "What is there in it '" 4 It's jut this Mot pet pit when thy are asked to put dow n the hours on a 1 1 te of piper will write the letters all mr rect till tht- get to four o'e lock and hey will put down IV. but all watt lies hive four IS instead Ttien when ihey j,et t. six, the Il put dow n VI , when Hie fait is there is no figure there atall c n the v att ti face, because the space Is taken up w ti the se-eond hand " "Is that soi" asked Rube. "Yes " "Then win don't ou bet with ei i an J win his monev " "I've only -5 You put up five anil we'll mak it tin. and walk off with his cash ' "Here's your five,'" replied Rube, pro ducing a bank note Then Jim wtnt over to the crowd, wnere the stranger was stm tring to get a taker for his w iger. md announted that he had the monev tobet Tne stranger produced a $10 note, and that, with the capital or the two friends, av.is plated in the hands of the ch rk "N'ow write out the hours," ud the stranger. Jim took a i cntil ami made a circle is well as he coulil It had a few contusions in its circumference, but that didn'tmatter As I mi made his Roman numerals every Ci- watched lum with interest, ami as lie put down Hie four I's lu- reunrkid ".'stranger, vou had an ldc i tliat we didn't know about tins tnck hen, but vou see we do " Then he went on, carefully omitting the VI for 6, and exnlaining ver balls vlij this numlier did eot appear on the watch face As he fmisiu-d the XII he txclauntd, with a satismdair "Thirejoii are. I guess jou'H find that right." '1 hat is the vvav- the hours art put oc mv wate a face, it it" asked the str.i tiger "Yes, that is the wa the hours are put on all watch faces."' lepheel Jim "Let's see jour watch "' lhewatch was produced, and instead of the hours being printed in Roman notation, there tliej were in Arabic numerals. "Well, I'll' swow!" gasped Jim. The stranger put the nuuiej- m his pocket without sajing a word. una: thi: oyjs ri:u rmtLviis. Alar j land derive n T-avtje Itevenue Ftom the 1'raCfic In IIvnlves. Philadelphia Tan"',. The waters of Ma rj land produce tne Ihird of the total ojsier s.ipplj or the world. It jields twice as manj- of these luscious bivalves as are grown m all for eign countues combined. During the present eenturj it lias put on the market 400,000.000 bushels ot the toothsome n ol lusks. These have sold for the nornnt's.-, sum or $250,000,000. Almost all of this countrv is dependent for the abundance and cheapness of this edible 011 the supply of the Chesapeake. From here a!s,t u-ine ver nearl all of the oSters used for can ning In fact, the output or this industrj of Max la ml is ecpial to on sjSji ,,r ,n ii,. fisheries ot the United tetates put together. The quantitj or ojsttr alulls iaude.t apoit the shorts of Mar j laud during the last ttii 'lurj has been rttkoned at 2,000,000 tons. I'nlilverj lattly thecanumg linns ha-.t iiad tiiiith trouble In getting nel or the shells, hav ing to pay. in ract. for the removal of all that the could not give a w ay. Rc-tentlj-. however. the have bee 11 able to sell them. The- are now shipped to a'l parts of tlie 5 I Stern's 1 Annual Sale. g Now Is your chance to get g eootls in a 1 departments at g H prlmo COSt and rnn.r-.tr nrtlp'nn C beiowr coat. Everything- is sea- a sonabie and new and moat de- s sirablo- v Blarikpfs! wu sold itTCc tndSOeai: & Flannel and Canton Flannel I Reduced to cost. OnderWPflr for ,nen- Iidles and ehi!- Q "uvi inu drenatcos. M Handkerchiefs. in.iuVe,, wh!ch Osold " " at Joco now ac Sc. jxj 5c Handkerchiefs, 2 for. . OC IVcKosc IdC He Hose QC I g Ijc Hair Brushes oQ Q 13 and 2oc Paper and Envelopes.. i)G si S r g I0eS.de Comba OC 25cJcwe'ry 5C g ZZc Cologne j OG S -19c Chenille Covers 25C Q Kc Table Linen ZeJu g Coats, Capes and Dress Skirts a g Below Cost. g STERN'S, I g 904-906 Seventh Street. 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AVE Did you ever realize what, lauded tnedll ferei ce in prite oi cue piano over another; A. call at tlie wareruoins of the Baltimore Manufactorj Stieff P.ano vin convince jou that no Itistrumeiit caa be matle- better. feTIEFritRANU AMI TPRIUHT PIANOS, the choice of the best informed anil moaS critical of the musical public generally. Terms to suit, manufacturers' prices: fidlj guaranteed T11 mg and repairing will receive crompi mention CKAS M STIEFP. 621 Eleventh sc nw . near F st RESENT. SWIss MLblC KOX3 from Oc up to iJEttIXAs from SKCO roI"0P0. S MMIOMelXs,fromC7.0(jt(,sai).oo Playj am i.uiuber of t.nes AI-o Pianos. Org-ina. Aeolians. Gn tars. Banjos. Mandolins. Violina. Music Boxes etc. SANDERS & STAYMAN, Xa27 I- Mreer X XT. Pi-rcvS Foster. Ifnnazer. Ou? Conipulsary Sale jSss buieis. Ill "re 1 saving of nu nej on erv purchase of Coati tapes and EISENMANN'S, S0G 7lh st iy.M-ltf.36 Pa Ave. to ii tr and art iitilwed vamU'ly for roads, rorlane, and tmplojed in niaknig toal gaa. 'riiejalaoliave been found loservt almenstasi vvelfa- stone in the inauutaeture of spttiai grades or iron for radvv ay beds CulUvatora e 1 ojsters also employ tlifin. having found that they arrord suitablesurfaets rtr otJig ostcr. to attach tlicniatlves to Thry are Iikewiseiistil tosome"tt nt a-stluc ken food. Thej are very good for hens, tlie shells of. -ggs being largelj made of them. The trade received $25,000 in a suigle jear for tlie emplj s'jtlU. ..larr.stie ire the ovsttr's vvetrst t-noiny. Other animals the joung bivalves have to guard against are trabs and boring snails. Iliej are also 111 danger or btiii-csiitlid by mud In raoirie waters stmgrajs are their must dreaded lots The little crab that lives in the shell or the ostirlia.-.ala.tcitnl much interest. It ts found in about 5 per cetiUot the bivalves It i a trt of parasite of the ovster. whose shell protects it and whose food supports it. Kiiklni; Ii Old Scores. " The apph crop is i-normou tin- v ear." -Yes. and they say that apples are brain teed " 'Well, thevdidn'tact that way an Adam and Eve." Chicago Record. A new sUcrmg d vice foe ships controls tl t.ttlii. . t. puettin tin p'e-ssurc, the air being forced into a cylinder on eaeh side or tt- milder post by means ot the steering v-' -I in t dot hoi-e -Exchange.