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Our "INAUGURAL, SALE" of early "SPRING
SHOE STYLES" seems to have touched a respon
sive chord iii the public mind. People have become
tired of the hackneyed reduction sales of old, brokeu
up, shelf-worn shoe stocks. Ladies would not think
of bu3'iug- hats that are two or three seasons old, why
should they buy out-of-date shoes especially when
they can procure the latest, correct styles of our new
Spring- Shoes as low as we are selling- them?
Extraordinarily large purchases make it possible
for us to offer this season the finest and best Shoes
ever sold in Washington, at prices that put in the
shade even OUR OWN former efforts.
Ladies' S4 Boots.
These are made by a famous
maker of toe linest Shoes in the
world his product is bold in the
best -Mores of America, England
and Australia- These ?-l boots arc
of the tofte.-t and bo-t-known
black kid, with patent leather tips
and rpiarter foxing are made in
the new "dime" toe, in button and
laced, either haud-tHwea, turn or
Ladies' $2.50 .Boots.
W have H new Styles
of liand-ieved -welt
and turn Vici Kid
lanced and Button
as good as and more
stylish shoe than
we ever before sold
for S3. ,
Patent Leatber Shoes,
$3, $4, and $5.
On the latest correct
Spring Stvles, either laced
with kid tops, or Gaiter,
cloth tops from SI
to S2 a pair less than
other dealers' prices.
Reliable Shoe Houses,
930 and 932 7th St. X. W. 1914 and 191G Pa. Ave. N. TV.
233 Pa. Ave. S. B. W
The girl in the scarlet shirt-waist had
taken a vacation. At least, she supposed
she had, butif it were left to her feelings,
instead of the calendar, she had been hard
at work all the time.
She bad taken her leave just at this
time, in order that she might give proper
attention to home visiting friends, and
they had gone home almost as tired as
she was to their work, and she had re
turned, more tired than they were, to hers.
The visitors and the visltee would both
have to economize clohely for the next
two months. The departing ones had de
clared, with rings around their eyes and
worried lines in their foreheads, that
they had had a perfectly lovely time,
Slabel, dear; and Mabel, half uucon&ciouMy
reproducing their expression, had begged
them to come again. And all three of
these people needed to a.sk pardon of the
Recording Angel when they said their
prayers that night.
Why should this sad situation have ex
isted at all? Washington is a brcautiful
place, and an interesting place, and the
people in question were agreeable and
good, according to their lights, -which is
all that the best of us can be. The trouble
was simply that they had no idea of econo
The visitors had an insane desire to be
thorough in their sight-seeing, and Mabel,
being a conscientious girl, felt that she
must help them get the worth of their
money. So they started out each morning,
artera hurried breakfast to dothecity.Thcy
-walked hundreds of miles and saw thous
ands of curiObities, which had no earthly
interest for them, and which they hadu't
time to look up in their guide book. They
disrnissedthe Museum with one day's work,
and devoted the nest to the crush at the
Cabinet receptions. They wore' their
carefully preserved Mack silk gowns
and came home cross, tired, hungry, and
dubty, with rents in those gowns. They
moved heaven and earth to get a sight of
all the people, however indifferent to
their existence, who might possibly figure
In history. They went through every de
partment to its uttermost corner, and
asked questions of every polite but weary
department official who was there to
answer them. They secreted bits of
grass and leaves as souvenirs, where grass
and leaves were held sacred, and Buffered
much wear and tear of mind, and let us
hope of conscience, in smuggling them
past the guards.
They were consumed with anxiety to
"keep together;" not that they did not
know the way home or were afraid of get
ting lost, but because they felt sociable;
and the consequence of that was that one
would wait for the others In the rotunda
of the Museum, for instance, and then get
tired and start off somewhere else, coming
ies' $3 Boots.
The entire working force of two
large factories have been busy for
the last two months product; our
new $3 lines. They are beauties
and can't be duplicated anywhere
in town for less tnun S4 or S5. They
comprise all the newest as well as
many of ttie old popular shapes of
patent leather, linest black and
dark tan kid, laced and button.
Ladies' $2 Boots.
For a dressy and all
around serviceable Shoe
we can recommend our
new $2 Shoes to be
the equals or any. They
are not as fine, of course,
as the higher-priced Shoes,
but look and wear as well.
Ladies' Evening Slippers
at $2 and $2.50.
The newest and most fashionable
styles of Sandals and Ties
or be.t imported Satin,
French Bronze, Kid,
or black beaded Kid,
with medium or Louis XV heels.
back in half an hour to find that the others
had been there and gone, and contir te this
sort of thing until dinner-time, wJ an the
parly went straggling home in otlons.
They got lost through sheer wearii ass and
bewilderment, and went wrong ways and
long ways, when there was no need of it.
They went from one end of the town to
the other after the things they wanted to
buy, and couldn't decide what they wanted,
and went back again, and finally got what
thcydid not want for more than they meant
to pay. And they went off at last without
having seen the one thing they especially
wanted to see.
Mabel ent home from the station after
seeing her guests off, pat on a loose wrap
per, and lay on a lounge for the rest of
the day. During that day she thought of
In the lime when people traveled by
coach, and those prehistoric ages when they
traveled on foot, they were saved much
weariness by taking things easily. They
had tiros to stop and pick flowers along
the road, and the brain was not wearied
by trying to assimilate too many new Im
pressions at once. The only way to get
the proper amount of enjoyment from an
outing Is to take It slowly, in sips, like a
delicious draught or whiff of perfume.
Some kinds of perfume smell like hartshorn
when inhaled in their full strength, and the
effect of hurried mental meals is apt to be
mental indigestion. -It Is a good plau. in
traveling on limited means, to make up
one's mind to leave ojt at least half of the
tilings in the guide book, and not to make a
preconcerted plau of any kind. Take the
goods the gods provide, if you are desirous
to have a good time. All sorts or delight
ful little experiences will creep in by the
wayside if you are not hunting stereotyped
ones. Mark Twain, whose impressions of
life are as rich and varied as those f most
men, was climbing the Alps one day, and
stopped midway up the ascent to coax a
lamb, perched on a hillock nearby, to come
to him. The whole party stopped to watch
Twain coax that lamb. He enjoyed it. the
Iamb enjoyed it, and he had just as good
a view when lie reached the top of the
The last thing on which one should
economize when traveling Is luncheon.
This does not mean that one should, or
need, order a large meal If one is not
hungry. Very often a light luncheon, just
enough to support strength until the
leisurely dinner hour is reached, is the very
best thing Tor the sight-seer or the traveler;
f or i f there Is one especial thing which has
made more dyspeptics, more domestic
unhappincss and more cross and wretched
people than any other one thing in the
wide world, It is eating hearty meals
as if on a wager with Father Time. But
the woman who goes without lunch at all,
or who looks with disdain upon restau
rant cooking because she doesn't knowwho
did it, or who cannot possibly afford to
choose an appetizing meal from the bill of
fare will not get her full enjoyment from
her outing. Let he'r take time enough
to enjoy her meal, order what she likes,
and have, 1 f possible, a, pleasant companion,
and she will get twice the comfort from
her afternoon of sight-seeing that she
And all these things arc sometimes ap
plicable to men also, but I am not writing
for their benefit just now.
An open indoor event which annually at
tracts the attention of amateur athletic
circles is the big meet of the Yale Varsity
Athletic Association, which numbers in
its lists nil the big guns in all lines, both
from intercollegiate and athletic club
ranks. This year It will be held on Satur
day, March 13, atXew Haven, In conjunc
tion with the Connecticut National Guard,
The scene of tlie contest will be the magnifi
cent armory of tiie Second Regiment. The
events will include everything usual in in
door meets, from the firty yards dash up.
It is more than likely that Georgetown
Varsity will be represented by its sprinters
and runners, headed by Bernard J. Wefers,
the king of sprinters. As in former years,
the meet will include the very cream of
amateur stars, and this season, with the
great quantity of young material devel
oped last season, new records may be
It may be of interest to the very large
number of admirers of ten-pin bowling as a
gentleman's gnrne, that the record made
so long ago and up to this time untouched, '
has again been equaled, and that record is
ttie high average of " 15 for a three-game
set. The new holder of the distinction is
J. Howard Allen
John A. Uender, a CJiicagoan, Tvho, in a
recent set of games between Chicago and
Cincinnati teams, played .itthe latter city,
bowled single games of 194, 215 and 23C
respectively, with an average of 215, a re
markable achievement on standard alleys.
In addition, he made the highest average
for two games, rolling 300 and 299, netting
an average of 299 1-2, a half point less
than the possible 300.
"Nothing succeeds like success." and this
is at present the slogan of the Columbia
Athletic Club, which Is at the present mo
ment riding the high wave of success and
For the first time in the history of the
C. A. C. it has a .waiting, list." was the
very gratifying and pleasing .announce
ment madeto me theother eveningbyMajor
Keddington. the newly elected president of
the club, "and," chimed in Lester Fi6her,
the new vice president, with his smiling
countenance all abeam, "we are proud of
it." We are going to keep It so. and will
have it so that membership in the club
will be in demand and enrollment on its
lists an honor. No!; that it Mio.it d not have
been considered one before, but it will be
a gi eater hoiiorlu the near future. Itis be
lieved that there is only one other club of
any kind in the city with a waiting list.
After passing through its several dark
periods, when the lire all but left the or
ganization, and after regaining an uncer
tain sort or a foothold, it is more than
pleasing to the members and the club's
friends to know that now it lias a strong,
firm foothold and is stepping proudly for
ward. At a meeting of the board of governors,
held on Thursday evening, the standing
committees for the ensuing year were ap
pointed, as follows:
Athletic committee Capt. Sam W. Stine
metz, Lieut. Charles Baker, Lieut. Tom
Nolan and H. S. Flyiui.
House committee Messrs. L. S. Fisher,
chairman; W. E. Thompson. W. A. Cowles,
E. W. Callahan and Jules P. Wootcn.
Rules committee J. R. Hampton. F. P.
Smith and N. T. Murray.
Admission committee C. W. Schneider,
chairman; S. W. Stinemetz, and H. S.
Amuspnient committee I. C. Browne,
chairman; A. W. Johnston, L. L. Korn, J.
M. Rieman, H. C Stiles, J. C. Euer and J.
Bowlingcommittee T.H.Callahan, chair
man; W. E. Myers, H- L. Deyo, and H. D.
Jl. P. Shepherd, F.E. Lockwood, and E. M.
In older that it may be seen how many
persons take exercise in the gym Prof.
Crossley has Introduced the system of
having members sign their names after the
work. On last Monday ninety-five members
signed the book. From 4:30 to 5 is a
very busy time, and when the visitors leave
for their respective homes they take a big
appetite witli them.
The recent dance in the gym left the
floor dangerously slippery, and men and
mats and apparatus slide when least de
sired. "It should not have been waxed," is
the opinion of many.
On next Satuulay evening will be given
gymnastics and uthletic contests will be
A camera exhibition will be held In the
parlor floor on April 20, 21, 22 and 23,
under the auspices of a number of clubs.
Lantern slides will be features of at least
The billiard tournament will ccme to an
end soon. At present the indications
point to Cobb as winner of fir6t prize in
scratch men, with 5 won and 1 lost.
Schneider and Lochran are tied, with 4
won and 2 lest each. Shepherd and Childs
have 5 won and 2 lost.
In the nandicap list Wells leads, with 6
won to 1 lest. Walsh and O'Leary have 5
won to 2 lost each.
A. pool tournament comes next.
A young athlete in whose -work a more
than usual amount of interest is beings
manifested is Almus R. Speare, a more
than promising all-round athlete, and
In whose development his clubniates in
the Columbia Athletic Club feel deeply
The subject of this sketch made his first
appearance in public as a novice on October
10, upon the occasion of theC. A. C. cpen
handicap field and track games, and his
debut was a brilliant one. Fiom a cod
field of entiles he iaptuied three first
places, taking the 1G0 Vardsdash In 10 1-5
seconds, witli a handicap of -nine feet,
and the 220 yards sprint in 22 2-5 seconds,
on a handicap of ninefeet.and with a start
or sixteen yards broke the tape Jiret In the
440 yards run, in 52 1-5 teconds. With
such a beginning it is not haul to believe
that Piof. Croesley's prediction about
tills newcomer will be jenlized. "He will
undoubtedly be heard from during the
coining season," says Ciossley, and under
cajiablu coaching, and instruction of the
latter this mutt conic, to pass. In addition
to ids track work, Speare is a geed shot
putter and,btoad Juniper, and in the gym
Co i8 difficult clea"n work on the paiallel
In the relay racdat the Y.M. C. A. games
held on September 19Jast in Philadelphia
Speare was a member of the Winged
Arrow team, which finished ttiird to
Pennsy and N. Y. A. C. At the same games
lie finished third In the 100 yards in the
handicap eventof whichWefers wasscratch
man. In tills event a half-yard divided 1,
2 and 3 men. Speare is built and looks
somewhat like WefersTand Is learning the
king's style. He Is twenty-three years of
age, six feet in height, and weighs 1G5
pounds. He is trim and well-built, lias
strong running legs and is a "stayer" in
wind, and is a gqfd, faithful worker, who
takes pride in his' training.
Athletics are growing apace In the South,
and while there are but few live athletic
clubs there, the institutions of learning
may be depended npon'to carry the work
well forward andprominent among the
active 'varieties spreading the interest in
amateur sports is (VanderbUt University,
of Nnshville, Tenn. From this 'varsity
came J. Howard Align, the subject of The
Times' next cut. He 1b' a- native of Ten
nessee. Tills handsome Southerner is located
here, and for the past thiee years has been
a member of the Columbia Athletic Club
and has been more cr less prominent in
its active athletics during that time. He
entered Vamlcrbilt In '90, and "made''
the big football teamjplnylng quarterback
and in '94 was the captain of the team.
' Twenty-three years of age, five feet
ten inches in height, and weighing 150
pounds in conditipn, Mr. Allen is a splen
did specimen of the" many good n:ep sent
out by the State from which lie hails. Of
good figure and welland strongly built, lie
wrestler, having taken falls out of some
of the best men in the club. He is also a
strong shot-putter, aadJnn recent com
petition lie broke the club record of six
feet five inches in the fence vault. Jn
addition to these accomplishments lie
fine work on the horizontal bar and in
With faithful practice, which he ia
bound to give his? specialties, Mr. Allen
will be a stiong rival for all locals in
all of above and hi running and jump
ing events and will undoubtedly he heard
from during the coming season in the
several open games.
The class workin the gymnasium of Car
roll Institute has bej-n somewhat affected
by the fai r .going on in the building, but
the Work will be taken up again during the
week, and as before "regularity" will be
the watchword. Afcout 150 members are
taking regular exercise in the gymnasium.
Almus It. Speare
The athletic and gymnastic exhibitions
given during the past fortnight under
Prof. Joyce have been enjoyable features
of the fair and the 'Prof." and his pupils
are to be congratulated upon their splen
Jack Crulchett, C. O. 0'I)onohucl Paul
Hughes and J. McAfee are fast coming to
the front in special gymnastic work.
John Murphy is making rapid strides in
wrestling, and is ready to tackle any size
or weight in the C. I. gym. Gallagher,
whoso good all-round work is well known,
has fully recovered nnd-ls again in the gym.
Some very pretty work is being done on
the parallel bars by MoPikc, Pearson, Mori
arifcy and Bergman.
Alexander is considered one of the best
goal throwers nmorig the many C. I. bas
ketball players. The new class drills7 ar
ranged by Trof. Joyce, will be taken up
The ladies' classbs keep up well, and
their work is of a high order. The classes
meet on Monday arid Thursday afternoons
from 3:30 to 5:30. ' On Saturdays the pro
fessor has a large class of high school
"The recent poor showing of the league
basketball team ls due," said one of its
working members, "to the almost entire
lack of practice, and the irregular manner
of attending to team work. In its present
shape it will finish lower than second."
.Among the new members who find the
work in the gymnasium interesting and
beneficial are Messrs! A. G? Jennings, S.
E. Burroughs, H. JBrown, G. E. Mitchell,
S. E. Ford, J. E. Blshoff , C. O. Dieudenne
and n. P. RolkerS'
Since the LigbtTnfantry team has ap
parently a cinch, on. the basketball league
championship, the. members of the corps
are interesting themselves in the probable
winners of second, place. The majority of
the players and members believe the East
erns have the be.stehanca'to win that honor.
GompanyC team was defeated last Tues
day, as stated in The Times, by the Queer
DAINTIEST of dainty Satin Slippers. Every pair of them shall go to the Ball ifaprlca
can send them. We had 1,000 pairs of these superb Slippers. Two-thirds of them have
been sold at a profit, so we can afford to close out the remainder for less than we paid.
Finest quality Satin Slippers, with and without Louis XVT heel; colors, white, light
blue, pink, cardinal, lavender, yellow, Nile and heliotrope. Their
regular prices have been $3, $3.50 and $4. Not all sizes in every color,
but all sizes in one color or another. May have just the size you requ:re
in just the color you want.
The demand was large
Better come bright and early
p Men's "Ball" Shoes, $4.98 $
Our entire elegant line of Men's $6 French Patent Leather Shoes, with
kid and silk tops, in all the new st'les of toe, will be sold until Thurs
Sole Owners of the Famous
" Jenness Miller" Shoes for Women.
These are strictly "Hygienic" Shoes! There are no finer made at any price. Truly a boon
to tender feet. Only one quality the best. Only one place here. Only one prices Oxfords,
4, and the High Shoes, 5.
Wheelmen by a score of 4 to 3 , in a hotly
contested game. It was no discredit to
Io.se the game, as it was well-played
throughout, and the new soldier team is
being congratulated for its excellent show
ing. Capt. Lee says: "If I feaid 'Lunch,'
then It will be a lunch. See?" The
only accident in the game was incurred
by J . 1,. King, of Company C, and a badly
sprained wrist was the. result of a fall.
Royce Hough looks the fine condition he
is In, and he promises to excel his former
work this season in outdoor athletics.
The members of the league teams are
suffering with f-ome sort of swelling,
mostly in the head, the result of frequent
congratulations from their fair friends,
ami the numerous rccpiests for photos for
publication. Of course, Manager Rob
inhon is pleased with the evidences of his
Hor.ui and Chapman are practicing on
the apparatus every evening, and their
work is watched with interest by many
Company C is coming to the front In
many lines. It now proposes to orgauize
a baseball team, which will include some of
the beat amateur players in the city.
A number of visiting organizations which
will attend the inauguration have written
to Manager Robinson with a view to ar
ranging basketball games during their
stay, hut as the armory has been rented
for the whole of the coming week by a
New York regiment, he had to decline to
"The greatest difficulty I have this
season," remarked Manager of Athletics
Julius Walsh, "Is the selection ( r an
athletic team to represent Georgetown
'Varsity, in coming home games, and
those for out-of-town and Mott Haven.
There Is so much excellent material that
both Trainer Foley and myself tcarcely
know whom to leave out." This Is a
pleasant state of affairs.
A. Hevereaux, L. Prince, and T. Mc
Girr represent the 'varsity on Thursday
evening at the Pastime A. C. games in
We'll make one grand display of Diamonds and other precious stones in our
window this week the most gorgeous showing ever seen at any time in the
United States, excelling in beauty ml lavishness even the Diamond exhibit at
the World's Fair.
DIAMONDS KND PRECIOUS STONES,
The combined stocks of our Washington and Baltimore establishments will fill
our window for inauguration week only.
The specialties will be gorgeous Diamond Pendants and other Jewelry, espe
cially appropriate for the inaugural ball.
Everybody is cordially invited to enjoy the sight something- seen only once
in a lifetime.
ft 30 per cent Saved on Diamonds,
We guarantee to save you fully 30 per cent on any Uiamonapurcnasc main.
here. The fact of our being direct importers and the only firm south of the
Mason aud Dixon line mounting all our Diamonds at our own factory m Balti
more, enables us to save all middlemen's and jobbers profits, and this means bet
ter prices to you.
Q Credit to
1 103 Pa. Ave., Next Star Office.
Balto. Store, 108 N. Eutaw Street.
Slippers, $1.40. k
last week, and the
present lot may
New York. The rest of the candidates
for the relay team are still in training
for the relay race against Harvard on
March 11 in Boston. The trials will be
ruu tomorrow and if a team cannot be
selected then another trial will he had
next week. The candidates for the team
are: B. J. Wefcrs, li. Prince, A Hevereaux,
R. Hough, Johnson, Smith, Walsh, Lyons,
Collins, J. Wefers, McCoy, Nagle, Owens,
McGirr, and Cady, a splendid field to draw
from. The team will he the fastest
that can possibly be selected and no fa
vorites will be played. The men will be
belceted from the various departments of
the 'varsity, whereas the Yale team was
selected from arts and sciences alone.
As yet Manager Wnlsb has not arranged
dates for spring field nd track games
here, but hopes to arrange a dual meet
with either "Pennsy" or Princeton for
Outdoor work will begin in earnest next
week, weather permitting, and training
will be taken up for several meets, es
pecially for the University or Pennsyl
vania athletic carnival on April 24. at
which meet the "Blue and Gray" will en
ter a team of "quarter-nulers" and one of
On March 20 the whole track team will
go to Baltimore to compete in the Johns
Hopkins indoor games. This will be the
first appearance of the full team this
spring and a tip can there be had of its
strength. On the same date and place
the relay team will meet "Pennsy."
The second annual indoor games of the
X. J. A. C. were held in Madison Square
Garden on the 13th instant and were a
pronounced success and afford a splendid
chance to judge of the merits of the re
spective college teams. The handicap
ping was very severe, for "star" men
were in many instances unable to finish
better than a "place." College men were
represented in 10 out of 14 events, and
out of a rosMble 90 points scored r0.
"Pennsy" was first, with -15; Georgetown
next, witli 14: Yale, 11; Princeton,. 9, and
Hi 1 A( w
! M. 9
not hold out until Thursday.
Shoes Shined Free.
Columbia, 1. The hardicapper was espe
cially severe on Wefers.
Columbia was not strong and will not
have much show at Mott Haven, while
Georgetown with two- men and Princeton
with three men made excellent showing.
"Pennsy" and Princeton are well matched.
O. P. SCHMIDT.
AX KVEXXXG OF SONG.
ilusienle Given by Pupils of Prof-s.
Saltsinan and de Pord.
One of the most enjoyable complimentary
musicales of the season was given on
Wednesday evening last by the pupils of
Prors. H. E. Saltsman and William de Ford,
in their studios, which was beautifully
decorated for the occasion with growing
plants and cut llowers. Every available
space was filled by the large audience
present, which heartily enjoyed each num
ber, many encores being demanded. The
pupils were assisted by the Ideal Mandolin
and Guitar Quartet, which rendered several
selections in their usjal artistic style.
The program was as followB:
Piano duet, "Overture. Zanjpa," Miss
LizzieLerch and Prof. Saltsman;pianosoIo.
"Swallows' Song," Bohra, M-s Lula Dren
nan; piano solo. Fantabe, "Trovatore,"
Miss May Haney; piano duet, "Rondo Bril
liant,' Diabelli, Misses Lerch and Dren
mn; vocal solo, "Love's Sorrow," Shelly.
Mr. Butler; soprano solo, "Ave Maria."
Millard, "Mrs. Charles .Davis; baritone s-olo.
"The Arrow and the Song," Pinsuti, Mr.
Walter Eisinger; soprano solo,"For Thee I
Live," Marcheroni, Miss Jennie Tyrer; alto
solo."Dearest Heart.Farewell," Streletzku
Lllss Eva Whitford;vocaltrlo,TaSolQiuss
Anlma," Verdi, Miss Tyrer, MeBsrs F.
William Ernst and W. E. AUen;vocnl diirt,
"ne That Marks the Sparrow," Langstafr,
Misses Tyrer and Whitfbrd; vocal solo,
The Waiting Heart," Story, Mrs. Allen,
with violin obhgato by Mr Gilbert Reich
man; tenor solo, "Sehnsucht," Kjer.K,
Mr. Robert Bradley; selections by "Ideals.
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