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TIIE MOBNI-frQ TIMES.' MONDAY, KEBItUAKY. 8, 1897
i SPECIAL. A few small lots of Men's 812.50, $15, $18 and $20 Suits sizes 32 to 35 onty, at Five Dollars. Also at same price some Coats and Vests from $15, SIS, $20 and $22.50 Suits, mostly large sizes, All Men's and Boys' Win ter Overcoats and Ulsters are Half Price. So are all Children'sSuits, Overcoats, Ulsters and Reefers. Robinson, Chery & Co., 12th and F Sts. N. W. IF liiiicii ur r TERMS-WITH FULLEST MEASURE ! OF TIME TO PAY I I ::: are the inducements J " we offer coupled f with lowest fiossi- t I die prices -for high grade J I Come in and let -its 0 J chat the matter J 0 over we are sure & ::: to meet your re- ::: quirements. t t RUDDEN'S I $ CREDIT HOUSE. 513 7th St. N. W. Don't wait until i Come today and get the first choice or tin- offerings we have announced for this wee.;. Such bar;ainsarc:iot fan ned they are trade happen ing rare happenings. Most everything you can need for the house is among the ppe cials. CASH OR CREDIT. House & Herrmann, Liberal Furnishers, Corner Seventh and 1 Streets. rjE.,-qb.,V.-Vfc- -'$ G5QSSS5SSSS5SSSSQS5SSSS3S3 Tor vm.r fl.oco f CCO blue and black Melton and Kersey OVERCOATS, Worth $10, $12, and $15. This is our last and gieatest Overcoat orfor of the "winter. Will you MISS it? i M. DYREHFORTH & CO., 621 Pa. Ave. N. W. Under Metropolitan Hotel. ! is a marvelously low p 1 price forclioice of these ft av line imported Suitings to W tuui mcj.-jre. Thev range in actual V Hue rrom $18 to $.10. A quick re- w spoiibe gives you a larger selection fe 10 moose irum. p I Mertz & Mertz, gj NEW ERA TAILORS, & I 906 F. GXSGS3SS3GXIXSSSSSSG3SSSSS I HOW TO ATTRACT 1 I THE GREAT I INAUGURAL CROWDS g Is a quesloa that is puzzling j y? many a merchant in Washington. Let us suggest an "electric light" 2 52 MKiiordi'Mii' Uoem't cost in ucli. 0 0 Bound to attract attention "We'll 0? supply the electric current. 0 U. S. EiedriG Lighting Go. 1 ft 213 Hth St. N. W. 'Phona 77. S SG0S33SGG)GJ3G)3S!SSS3Sa Boys' Reefer ol Blue Chinchilla, with deep sailor collar Just too cute! Til CD'O Seventh Street and tULLn Of Mass Ave. H w "Winter Clothing all this weeic at Just 40c on tlio dollar. " NEW TOKK CLOTHING HODgE, 311 Seventh Street. MORNINQ AND SUNDAY (Dimes 35 cents a month. mm IS I imci BONAFIDE CIRCULATION. Tlie circulation of Tlio limes for the week ended February 5, 1807, was ns follows: Saturday, January 80 30,308 Sunday, January 31 24,150 Monday, February 1 34,810 Tuesday, February 2 35,001 "Wednesday, February 3 35,550 Thursday, Februnry 4 35,550 Frlduy, February 5 35,274 Total copies printed.... 237,000 Less datnngcd copies, copies unsold in office and copies returned from news stands and branch offices. 14,024 Total 223,042 I hereby certify. that the above Is a correct statement of circula tion for the weekended February 5, 1807. ".VXL.X.IAM I LliECU, aiunager of Circulation. Advertisers are cordially invited to visit our press and mailini; rooms ot nil times and verify the above statement. Hand this paper to a friend if the friend hasn't seen it already. This will please him or the lady. The Times intends to interest and to divert everybody. It will be a faor, then, if you jniuself should try to circulate it somewhat a favor to your friends as well as to the paper. A public Join nal cannot suc ceed unless it is pietty tood; and it cani.ot be very good if it isn't rollicking, and wholesome, and strong. City Brevities E. Howison lias been appointed an addi tional policeman, for duty .with the Adams Express Company. The first clinic of the Odontological So.iety of the National University will be held on February 9 from 10 a. in. to 4 p. m. A musical and literary entertainment will be given on Friday evening at All Fouls' Church for the benefit of the decora tive fund. Three infants were baptized by Rev. Tetmi.s S. Hamlin belore the communion service yesteidaj at the Church of the Covenant. The ladies of All Souls' congregation will meet in the parlor of that church on Friday morning to sew for the poor of that charge. Many new members, several by letter, Tveie leceivcd into the congregation of the Church of the Covenant at tl.e morn ing service yestcidaj . Mr. C. II. Davit-on. the well-known jeweler of this city, lias accepted a po sit'on with the .lames U. Armigle Jewelry Company of Baltimore. The Christian Endeavor Union of the Church of the Covenant will give a musical and literary entertainment on Fiidaj even ing at the chapel building. TlieservicesattheChuichoftheCovcnant tins evening, toinonow and "Wednesday evenings will be conducted by the So ciety or the Sons and Daughters of the King. "Why Am T a Unitarian" was the sub Jcct for general di'Ciission at the meeting of the Young People's Union of All Souls' Church jvhterdaj afternoon. The discus sion was opened by Miss Marj E Doolittle. The trustees and officers of Electrical "Workers' Union, No. 20, mot at their hall yesterdaj afternoon to examine the ac counts for the year just ended. The in vestigation was satisfactory, a neat bal ance being found on the right side of the ledger. OLNEY TO BE A rilOFESSOR. He Is Considering a Proposition From Harvard University. Secretary Olney lias twice received the tender of the chair of international law at Harvard University. "When the first letter was received offering him the professor ship, he promptly declined, but upon the receipt of a second tender he took the matt ei under advisement and has not yet announced his decision in the matter. Among his friends, however, it is thought that his hesitation over the second letter may mean that he will accept the posi tion. The compensation will be as large, if not larger, than his salary as a Cabinet officer Tim Secretary has an immense private practice to attend to, and it is thought that if he can arrange his duties at Harvard so as not to conflict with his private practice, he will accept. The duties which Mr. Olney would be called upon to perform at Harvard would be very light. In all probability he is simply wanted as a figurehead in order that his name may be used on the pros pectus He would be asked to deliver probably ten lectures a year, just as ex 1'resident Harrison did at Stamford Uni versity in California. Mr. Olney, through his private secre tary, Raid last night: "I have not ac cepted the tender, but am now considering the matter. When I reach a decision it will be made known through the regular channels. An Enjoyable Entertainment. Benning Lodge, No. 15, I. O. M., gave an entertainment at Benning Saturday night Tor the benefit of F. N. Fox, who recently had his hand crushed while coup ling cars for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, at Anacostia yards Tiie lodge was assisted by a number of Washington ladies and gentlemen. The l.all was filled, the program entertniniug, aud quite a sum realized for Mr. Fox. ; e cw w-ffe5 nps c. il et 8 it's the Best 63 8 of Tonics. If you are recovering g from an illness and re- (9 quire a tonic to enrich your blood build up 0 Si I flesh and strength and a lend vigor to both mind and bod3' drink (UBY LAGER" iinnnu i unrnu k tf s It's a dark beer, brew- ff ed specially of pure hops jj? and malt, for invalids, g convalescents and all tj who desire to become 8 stout and hale. "Cham- hi pagne Lager'' Ts the g beer for table use aud on social occasions, jboui are pure and satisfying. JKg-Caso or 24 pints delivered in unlettered wagon to any address for St. Ilrop poitul or telephone. V) Washington Brewery Co., g 4tlinnd FSts. n. c. 'I'hone, 1293. ft ftftc 1 CSSQGSSQGSSSSQ QSSQSSQQQSSQ General Wilson Inspected the New Postoffice Building. MORE LIGHT IS NECESSARY Supervising Architect Aiken Said to Have Made Alterations With out Consulting the Building Com missioners Contractors May Re turn to the Original Designs. There is reason to believe that the tour of Inspection through the new postoffice building, made by Postmaster General Wilson, Saturday afternoon, lias something to do with modifications of the plans of the building. As bids have been already advertised for according to the pient plans, it is naturally desirable ttiat any changes to be made should be made soon. The construction of the building is under the control of a commission, consisting of tiie Postmaster General, the Secretary of tlio Treasury, and the Secretary of the Interior. The first supervising architect was W. J. Edbrooke. who was appointed under the Harrison administration, and who prepared the original plans for the structure. J. O'Kourke was appointed under the present administration. The only important alteration lie made in Mr. Edbrooke's plans was tosubstitute smooth cut stone for rock face above the second story. Mr. O'llourke was succeeded by the present supervising architect, W. M. Aiken. Mr. Aiken lias made a very radical change in the interior plans. Mr Edbrooke had provided for a large corridor fifteen feet wide, running all around the court, nil the rooms in the building to be between the conidor and the street. Mr. Ajken changed this by locating rooms along the court and running a nnirow corridor between the rooms facing the court and the rooms facing the street. The corridor, being largely shut out from natural light, will have to be arti ficially lighted, and, while there will be more rooms, they will not be so pleasant and commodious. It is btated that Mr. Aiken made this change In the plans without consulting the commission, and that they think it bet ter to return to the original plan of a cor ridor along tiie court, thereby making fewer suites of rooms, but larger and more com fortable ones. While the Postmaster Gen eral would not say an thing alioutthe u as ter, it is probable that this is the reason he inspected the building, having a natural de sire to see for himself which would be the better arrangement. As to the suggestions that the general postoffice might lie moved into the build ing, that is a matter which the coming administration will have to decide, and from present indications they will have plenty of time to do it. While it has been announced that the ground rioor will be ready for the local postoffice by July 1', it is safe to extend the time six months- beyond that, while the remainder of the building will not be ready for occupancy for several months thereafter. The present arrangemcut for the upper portion of the building is that it shall be divided between the Inteistatc Commerce Commission, Civil Service Commission, Bureau of Education, Geological Survey, and Bureau or Indian Affairs. If it is de cided to put the general postoffice into the building, and use the one now occupied as an annex to tl.e Interior Department, it will necessitate an entire abrogation of the present arrangement. There is plenty or room for tiie general postoffice, in fact, more than it will need for a number of years to come.' The floor space in the building, without including the attic or the ground rioor, which will be used for the local po-toffice, is 238,000 Ecuiare feet. Visited Kismet Council. Kismet Council, No. 158G. received an official visitation from the officers of the Grand Council, Royal Arcanum, on Thurs day evening, headed by Grand Regent E. B. Eymon. Kismet is one of the growing councils, and at this meeting four candi dates were initiated, bringing the member ship up to 115;. six applications were re ceived and acted upon. A very good ex tempore program was presented. An ad dress of welcome was made by the regent, John H. Faster. Dr. Thomas II. Calver, grand warden, read an original poem; Mr. Philip II. Walker told of the bill before Congress regarding assurance associations; Mr. John L. Pwyer, of Brooklyn, gave several excellent recitations. Others tak ing part were Grand Regent E. B. Eymon, J. D. Terrell and George II. Cooper. Re freshments wereserved. Itwas announced that an entertainment, under the direction of DeputyGrandRegentW W.Chase, would be given next Tuesday evening, at Elev enth and II streets northeast. Prof. Miller's Review. Prof. Kelly Miller, of Howard University, will read a review of Hoffman's "Race Traits and Tendencies of the American Negro" before the Bethel Literary and His torical Association, at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, on M street, between Fif teenth and Sixteenth streets northwest, Tuesday evening next. Mr. Frederick L. Hoffman, the author of the monograph to be reviewed, takes a gloomy view of the future of the negro race in America, hold ing to the opiuion that the negro race is deteriorating physically, morally and in economic efficiency. Prof. Miller's views on Mr. Hoffman's monograph will be of great interest. Sirs. Geddys Loclied Up. Rebecca Geddys, the eccentric old wo man, whose disappearance from No. 803 Ninth street northwest, was exclusively told in The Times several days ago, re turnedto the a bove number yesterday after noon, after tluec or four days' wandering, but could give no account or her where abouts during the time she was away. On complaint of the landlady, who feared from her peculiar antics that the old woman would set the house on fire, she was arrested by Policeman McCort and locked up In the Twelfth-street police station. Au examination of her mental condition will be made today. Sylvester Scoyel Arrested. Consul General Lee telegraphs the State Department from Havana as follows: "Sylvester Scovel, World correspondent, arrested yesterday, Tunas, Santa Clara province." Consul General Lee will watch out for the interests of Scovel as an American citizen. Officers to Be Elected. The Anna Stonewall Jackson Chapter, U. D. C, will hold a meeting tomorrow after noon at tiie residence of the president, .Mrs. Bullock, No. 1527 1 street, at 2:30 o'clock. Officers will be elected, and a full attend ance of members is desired. Furnace Coal, So; egg, $5.25; stove, $5.G0; chestnut, No. 1, SSreuestnut, No. 2, $4; sawed and split kindling, $G per cord; all delivered and for sale at these prices only by S. S. Daish & Son, 703 12tb st. nw.; telephone 328 and 338. -v feG-3t-cm ::::;:::::;:;:,::;:; '(8) I We. Have Robbed Credit-buying : j- beautiful Oak Chiffonier; 5 draw ers, large and roomy, $4.65 Oak Parlor Table, 16-inch top. Monday. 39c nU- I I H Furniture Bargains. A beautiful Ten-piece Bedroom Suite, only T. $32. SO Handsome Five-piece Parlor Suite, mahogany finish frame, uphoLstered 111 tapestry $14.50 Handsome Cosy Arm Rocker .... $1.25 Cash 1 lBI AJL or Credit. nn f :nr-l it I I Vli 1 i:'.!::::!;:!!!.!'.!!!!!!:!!::.! OPPOSED TO. STREET GIVING Charity Discussed From a Pliilan thronic Point of View. The Local Society of Friends neld the First of a Series of Meeting. The first of a series of meetings of the local Society of Friends for the purpose of discussing charity fioin a philanthropic point of view was held lat evening at their meeting house, No. 1S11 I street north west. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Thomas W. SIdwell, and, besides a fairly large attendance of Friends, there were also present a number of gentlemen interested in public charity in the city, among whom were Mr. George Wilson, sec relary or the Associated Charities; Mr. B. T. Janncy and Perry B. Pierce. Mr. John J. Cornell, a minister of the so ciety from Baltimore, was present to de scribe the work of the Friends there. -Mies Harriet Hiel, who is in charge of Mrs. Sen ator Hearst's kindergarten school, read an interesting paper on that class of work as a phase of philanthropic charity. It is a mis take, she said, to suppose that kindergar tcnlng belongs to any special class, for It belongs to the poor as well a to the rich. Secretary Wilson spoke on the duties of tlio citizen in relation to philanthropy, and explained the differences between individual promiscuous giving and organ ized charity. ne is opposed to the so called street chanty, because it effects no permanent good. The charity of the good Samaritan was lasting. He not only relieved the suCferer, he said, but provided for his future care -and comfort. Mrs. Hannah Hcadrickson, who, for many years, had been a constant visitor of the jail, spoke With great rorce and feeling or the treatment of children committed to that institution. She had complained to the Commissioners, who thanked her for the information, but she noticed that the conditions were not changed and that children were still housed with hardened criminals. Mr. Janncy indorsed the methods of the Associated Charities. He also knew from experience and from trustworthy infor mation that street giving was charity in the wrong direction. He is a strong sup porter of the introduction of the kinder garten into the public school system as a basis of moral training and education. He, with others, for years has tried to have children of five years of age admitted to the public schools, but some wise Senator would see kindergarten in the scheme and put his foot on It and there it ended. Mr. Pierce also gave an interesting ac count of experiences with street mendi cants and advised'thafc all contributions for charity be given to the Associated Chari ties. District Howling League. The Washington Saengcrbund bowling team will have as its guests tonight the Washington Athletic Club bowlers for a set of tenpin games in the major league series. The W. A. C. team is how in second place, tied with the Carrolls. It is determined to get out of the tie, and, if possible, gain a hold on the leaders, the opposing team tonight, and will have out its strongest players. Tew Through Line to Inlianapolis ana Chicago. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad-Is op erating a through Hue of Pullman Buffet Drawing-room sleeping cars between Bal timore, Washineton, Indianapolis, and Chi cago, via Cincinnati, leaving "Washington 11:45a. m.,arrivinglndianapolis7:00 a.m., Chicago 12:00 noon. ja23.25,27,30-fel.188.8.131.52 Of nil its distasteful features. Our system we honestly believe Is the easiest plan on earth for time payments. It. is fair to both parties. Tbu open an nccount with us, choose your furniture, and -wo will make terms to suit your individual circumstances. Now is uu unusuully favorable time to buy what you need; the prices are sub stantially reduced. For instance illilli 5 pint .uuumeled Iron Oat meal Boiler, 55C O-nuarfc Enameled Iron Tea Kettle. 68c 3-quart Enameled Iron Coffee Pot, 43C 1 1-2-quart Enameled Iron Tea Pot, For 27C ilM "We have mnde wholesale reductions on all our winter stocU ot Fine Clothing. Men's Suits and Overcoats Ladies Coots and Jack etsChildren's Cloak now selling for next to nothing. AYER & PETTIT l a B. acs B fee I AH Giving Away Houses But I will give you $3 for $1 if you buy at once one of the finest residences between Washing-ton and Laurel, on theB. and O. R.R. and the Washington and Baltimore Electric Railroad, and represented by-the accompanying cut, which, by the way, gives but a slight indication of the beauties in this attractive home. This house is worth $7,500. You can have it for $2,500. fclJf m !1ft533site2ii tilltlmz-l I Mill " i" ' i r j- - Vnir. er&, It is situated in the beautiful subdivision known as Lakeland, Md., ONLY 7 MILES from Washington, and has 10 rooms and bath, with all modern conveniences; HOT AND COLD WELL WATER, gas, sewers and lightning rods. The grounds are planted with fruit and shade trees, grape vines, etc. The lot is 74 by 225 feet and enclosed by picket fences. The property is beautifully situated, two blocks from Railroad Station and electric car line. For particulars apply to EDWIN A. NEWMAN, 611 7th St. N. W. Tomorrow in The Times - OWEN HAU,'S TIMELY STORY "My Comrade Thompson, or; Guba Libre," Then, after a day or two, "An Affair of the Heart" By AMELIA E. BARR, (Author of "Jan Tedder's "Wife," "A Knight of the Nets," and many other popular novels) a typical love story of English life. Belter Follow The Times. IT IS INTERESTING .. IT IS ENTERPRISING The Daily Times :: MAVJiXt & rvETTIT, Reliable Outfitters. tf t Large Morns Chair, in oak or Mahog any finish, with hair-filled cushion. $6.48 A beautiful Gilt Chair, with fine silk damask seat, $1.98 A beautiful Oak Hall Rack, with large glass .. ..$12.50 Carpets and flattings. Good Ingrain Carpet 25c Heavy Brussels Carpet 60c Very Heavy Fancy Mattinir..-..X2 12c Fine Tapestry Portieres $3.75 pr. 415-417 7th Street. NOT r"" &z One Cent Everywhere Th2 Busy Correr. .Kami Sons & Co, 8th and Market Space. Our Second Grcai ebuiidin: 5dlC. Domestics. Fruit of the loom cut from the pieced 5' a yard. 8-4 Bleached Sheeting better than reuuot or Atlanta. 12c EEBUIL.DING PRICE. 9-4 Bleached Sheeting same qual ity. REBUILDING PRICE. 44-C 0-4 Heavy Unbleached Sheeting. REBUILDING PRICE. I2C Full-width Bleached Plllowcaa ing. REBUILDING PRICE... 5& Berkeley Fine .Cambric the pride of the Lonsdale Mills. REBUILDING PRICE... JC Anotherxhance at our Lancaster and Amoskeag fine Apron Ging hams. REBUILDING PRICE.. 3y&C 50 pieces more of fine English Long Cloth, full 12-yard pieces. REBUILDING PRICE. $1.25 Our entire line of famy Eider downs Tor evening wsar. "Were 50c a. yard. 29C REBUILDING PRICE.... New supply of the real French Organdle-s, in choice patterns held in reserve for this sale. 150 REBUILDING PRICE. Stacks of Wamsutta. Dwi-ht An chor and Pride of the West Bleached Muslin. Remnants for this sale 4 40-inch verv fine AH-Unn Em broidered Grass Cloth Drss Ma terial, very fine and sheer, navy, cardinal and black embroiderv. ti'jo value. REBUILDING PRICE ,Kann,Sons&Go, 8th and Flarket Space. -S ROBERT KEELING, PAINTER OF MINIATURES, CorcoranBuilding-. Koorn 116. Instructions to a Hviited class ereiy morning. Moderate Prices. Accommodating Terms. Special Discounts for Cash. If you think of buying a Piano It will pay you to come and see us. Old instruments taken in part payment for new. John F. Ellis & Co., Chickering Tiano Rooms, 037 Pyuria. Avmn. S33SGXB3GX3 QSS5XiXIX3S3S0 I It's Honey i Squandered I S when you buy any fuel but Coke. 0 Coke costs less, lights up quickest m 0 and is the cleanest fuel pos- 0 sible to obtain. Don't you think it would be to your interest to try S burning Coke? S 1 40 Bushels UacrosM Coke, $2.90 I 1 40 Eiftiiels CrtisM Coke, $3.70 1 H Washington Gaslight Co., g g 413 TENTH STREET N. V. 2 Or Win. J. Zeh, 020 -20th St. X. W. S tPhona Wx.) g S0SOGX3GS 23SSSSGSSSSa pvOAlPTdelivery is one of our strong points. No annoying disap pointments when jau .-end y.ur laundry to us. JS Tolman ? Cor.GtliandCSts. THE WILSON & DAVIS STOCK Affords BIGGER AND BETTER BARGAINS IN FINE CLOTHING Than Were Ever Offered in This City. SALE NOW ON. H. Friedlander & Bro., NINTH AND E SfS. N. W. The Julius Lansburgh Furniture & Carpet Co., permanently located at 1226Fst.nw., CHAIG & HARDING'S OLD STAND. Dress Suits for hire. GARNER & CO., Cor. th and H Stn. X. W. CQC LadlnO or Men's St.SJ "Miirvel" I'nru Gnin Knbliersat HAUN'a SAXS SATS No other house does, ever did, or over will, sell such sterling qualities at suca low prices as we quote. JPIANOSS 9 For Sale. g Moderate Prices. ; IMS' vSf 1 HW Vfc n 7'