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CORNER 6 0th AUD F STREETS.
jinnot be surpassed in variety of style, reliabilitv of material, thoroughness
1 workmanship, perfection of fit. or elegance of finish, while prices are 25 to
-" per cent lower than those of any house in the city.
OVERCOATS FOR MEN" AT
'..''; wtJtuSti:6' ?5, worth ?,J; c- worth10; worth 15:
MEN'S AND YOUTHS' SUITS AT
BOY'S & CHILDBEDS SUITS AT
A splendid assortment from $2 up.
H.vsl .make, from 2 up. These goods are equal and superior to anv good
""wniiorc. .satislaetion guaranteed or money refunded at
i rip fyi i
1 Ho lie
sfil Store. Gor. 10th & F Sm.
Make no mistake and come to the corner of 10th and F Sts., X. W
Fresh and desirable styles in Silks, Satins, Velvets, Plushes, Brocade Silks,
t'astimeres, Dress Goods and Shawls. Great bargains from the Large Auction
Salt's in New York and Baltimore. Black Cashmere at 55 cents, fully worth
$1. A line of Blankets which are slightly imperfect, at 1, $1.50, $2.50 and $H
(per pair. Full line of perlect goods at moderate prices. Lace Curtains, Bro
ratellr and Crimson Plush. Corsets Domestic, 50 and 75 cents; Foreign, SI
and $1.50. Hosiery and Underwear. Gents' White Shirts, the best in the
market, 50 cents, 75 cents and 1. 3-Button Kid Glovs. $1 per pair. Every
pair warranted. 5-hook Lacing Kid Gloves, 1.25 per pair. 6-button Mou
qui'tuire Kid, $1. 50per pair. Flannels, Cloaking Cloth, Silk Henrietta, &.
(Crand opening of our Now Shawl and. Clook Department. Great bargains.
L. BEHREXD'S BALTIMORE STORE, 90S Seventh Street,. W.
JOHN F. ELLIS & GO.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wear Tenth Street
PIA.1STOS .AISTO OP.GA.jSTS
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
Timing, Repairing aud Moving promily
Guitars, and everything in the muaio line for
CASH OH OIV IISTLIEIN"TS.
LONDON MISFIT STORE,
912 F STREET, OPPOSITE MASONIC TEMPLE.
HAS THIS DAY
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York city. These goods must be sold, regardless of cost or value, uur
1'iiees for Men's Overcoats are as follows:
Just think of this bargain Splendid Men's Diagonal overcoat j $Z.m.
Look at this bargain Elegant Chinchillas, Blue andBlact, ?5.oU.
Better Bargains Blue, Black and Grey Meltons at o.5U.
Mill greater among them are 100 at $8.40, without a doubt would be cheap
We also call your special attention to our great variety of Ulsters and Uister
pttes, which Ave name at the low price of $3.
500 Children's Overcoats at $1.62.
300 Children's Ulsters at $2.87.
Make no mistake and come to the
ORIGINAL TaOJSlTy&JSr MISFIT STORE
913 F Street, Opposite Masonic Temple,
SIX D00BS FROX KISTH STREET.
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attended to. Cornets, Violins, Flutes
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A FlgHTTITH A WEAPON.
Power or tho Swerd-Fltli in its Attacks
on Vessels Illustrated in Some Re
In 1871 the little yacht Red Hot, of
NTew Bedford, Mass., engaged in sword
fishing, was struck by one of these
ashes so effectually as to sink her.
She was ultimately hauled up and af
terward used by Prof. Bairdin the ser
vice of the Pish Commission. A Glou
cester schooner, the Wyoming, on her
way to George's Banks, in 1S75, was
struck at night by a sword-fish, the
sword penetrating the hull to a dis
tance of two feet. The shock was dis
tinctly felt by the captain. The fish
finally broke away, leaving its weapon,
that if it had pulled out would have
undoubtedly sunk the vessel As it
was, she leaked badly.
J. P. Jffarwood, master of the Brit
ish brigantine Fortunate, reported an
instance similar to this. While on his
passage from the Rio Grande, this ship
was struck by a large fish, which made
me vessel shake Yery much. Think
ing the ship had been merely struck by
the tail of some sea monster, he took
no further notice of the matter ; but,
after discharging the cargo at Run
corn and coming into the Canada half-tide-dock,
ho found one of the plank
ends in the stern split, and, on closer
examination, he discovered that a
sword-fish had driven his sword com
pletely through the plank, four inches
in thickness, leaving the point of the
sword nearly eight inches through the
plank. The fish in its struggle broke
the sword off level with tho outside of
the vessel, and by its attack upon the
ship lost nearly a foot length of the
very dangerous weapon with which it
is armed. There is no doubt that this
somewhat singular occurrence took
place when the vessel was struck, as
Captain Ilarwood described.
A sword-fish weighing over four hun
dred pounds struck the fishing boat of
Captain D. 1). Thurlow, while he was
hauling a mackerel seine, off Fire Is
land, and came near sinking her. The
captain made several half-hitches
around the weapon and the fish was
secured, and sent to Fulton Market.
jw vears aso the bnjr P. M. Tinker
was hauled up at the Norfolk ship
yard for repairs, and upon examina
tion it was found that the leak Was
caused by a sword-fish, tho sword being
found broken off, forward the bands,
about sixteen feet abaft the fore-foot.
The fish, in striking the vessel, must
have como with great force, as the
sword penetrated the copper sheathing,
a four-inch birch plank, and through
the timbers about six inches in all
about ten inches. It occurred in the
morning when the ship was eighteen
days out from Itio, and in the neigh
borhood of Cape St. Roque. She was
pumped about four o'clock In the
morning, and found free of water. At
six o'clock the same morning she was
again pumped, when water was ob
tained, and, on examination, it was
found that she had made ten inches of
water. The men were kept steady at
the pumps until her arrival at Rich
mond, and while there and on her trip
Captain Dyer, of New Bedford, had
a curious experience some years ago.
He struck a sword-fish from a thirty
foot boat forty miles south-west of No
man's Land, threw overboard the keg,
tacked and stood by to the windward
of it. "When nearly abreast of it the
man at the mast-head called out:
"Why; here he is, right alongside."
The fish was then about ten feet from
the boat and swimming in the same
direction, but when he got where he
could see the splash of water around
the bow he turned and struck the boat
about two feet from the stern and just
below the water-line. The sword went
through the planking, which was of
cedar an inch and three-quarters thick,
into a lot of loose iron ballast break
ing Gff short at the fish's head. A
number of boats, large and small, have
been "stove" by sword-fish on our
coast, but always after the fish had
The power of these fishes is incon
ceivable. In the planking of the ship
Leopard a sword was found that had
pierced the sheathing one inch, then
through a three-inch plank, and be
yond that three and a half inches into
the hard oak timber. The men at work
estimated that it would take to drive an
iron spike a similar distance nine heavy
blows from a twenty-five pound ham
mer. In an examination of the ship For
tune, a sword was found that had been
driven through the copper sheath
ing, a board under-sheathing, a three
inch plank of hard wood, then through
a solid white-oak timber twelve inches
thick, then through another two and a
half-inch hard oak ceiling, and finally
through the head of an oil barrel,
where it stopped, not allowing a drop
of oil to escape. A solid shot could
nardly have done much greater dam
age. A good example of timber dam-
aged in this' way can be seen in the
museum of the Philadelphia Academy
THE SQUATTERS KUSE.
no Saves a Friend By Ills Very Evasive
Several weeks ago a party of revenue
men stopped at the rude houso of an
Arkansas "squatter." ITr saw at a
glance who they were, and when they
called to him, he limped out to the
"How do you do, sir?" said the com
mander of the squad.
"Putty well, thank yer. Won't yer
light an' hitch?"
"No, we are in something of a hurry.
What is good land worth yo--- --
"It mout be ter some folks, but it
ain't ter me. Say thar, Jim" turning
to his son, "drive the sow outen the
house, for she mout turn over the
sugar troff an' spill the young 'un."
"Do you know a man in this neigh
borhood named Bob Blakemore?"
"Is he got a sort o' moon eye on one
side an' a sort o' rainy day eye on
"That's the man, I believe."
"Sorter walks like he didn't kere
whar he was gwine, do he?"
"Yes, from what I know of him he
"Sorter whines when he talks, like he
was a longin' fur suthin' ho ain't got?"
"He's the man, 1 have no doubt"
4 Wars a par o' shoes what was made
by Josh Simmons, with one heel thiser
way an' tuther thater way," making
signs with his hands.
"That's the individual. Where can
I find him?"
"Well, ef yer know him as well as I
do yer oughter know whar to find him."
"When did you see him last?"
"Don't riccolleek tho last time as
well as I do the fust. The fust time I
ever seed him we fit. Wo fit till his
wife she come, an' then till my wife
she come, then wo all lit. Airter
awhile we got mixed up, an' my wife
she fit mo an' his wife r.he fit him,
find him, as we can doubtless strike a
" Yas, but lemme tell yer. Say, Jim,
did ver drive out the sow?"
"Did he spill the young 'un."
"Look here, my friers!."
"Don't know as I'm yer friend, bu1
I'm er lookin' thar."
"We want to find Bob Blakemore."
"Ill tell you how ter find him ef
that's whut yer want. See that hog
"Wall, take that path till yer come
ter the deer-lick. Bob's a mighty
hunter an' yer air mighty likely ter
find him thar."
"Suppose he isn't there?"
"Then I ken tell yer 'zactly where he
"Summers else. Say, Jim, is the sow
"Lookin' thar agin."
"We want to go into the house."
"Sartinly, come in," and the party
dismounted and entered. After look
ing around, and seeing nothing but a
bed, a kettle, a sugar-trough cradle and
a baby, they went away. After they
had been gone awhile, a blanket in one
corner of the room moved and Bob
Blakemore's head appeared. All the
time the old "squatter" had been en
gaging the revenue men in conver
sation, Blakemore, who knew that
flight would be useless, was digging a
hole in -the dirt floor, and when ha
had crouched down and covered him
self with the blanket, the boy, Jim, dis
covered that tho sow was "all right."
A Trial of Horses at Heavy Pulling.
In trials made not long ago at the
Illinois industrial university it was
proven that a pair of more than or
dinarily powerful farm horses, one
weighing about 3,250 pounds and the
other over 1,400 pounds, at a "dead
pull" drew 1,000 and 1,025 each. This
was done when tho band was tight
ened so that the straightening of the
traces gave the horses the benefit of
their own weight. With loose band
allowing the traces to rise naturally,
each horse drew 300 pounds less.
These horses were both well snod.
Another horse of about the same ap
parent strength as these, but unshod,
could only draw 675 pounds with tight
band. In each case the horse was
hitched to the end of a rope about 15C
feet long, having the benefit of the
stretching of the rope as a relief from
a "dead pulL" The maximum strength
seemed to be exerted at each trial, all
the horses being accustomed to heavy
TOPICS OF THE DAT.
Mr. Maryin H. Bovee, of Wisconsin,
who has considerable notoriety
through his persistent efforts in many
parts of the country toward the abol
ishment of capital punishment, intends
to visit the Legislatures of all South
ern States during the winter, and dis
cuss this question before those bodies.
A verdict in the Superior Court at
Augusta, Ga., giving damages to a
ubiici xui injuries sustained dv a
daughter fourteen years old, in the
Augusta factory, from which injuries
the child died, is regarded as settling
a very important precedent, establish
ing liability of manufacturing com
panies to parents in damages for injur
ies to minor children while at work.
Miss Booth and her companions,
who were expelled from Switzerland,
Were enthusiastically received in Lon
don on their return to that city.
Fully fifteen thousand people attended
the three great thanksgiving meetings
held in Exeter Hall. In a speech on
the occasion Miss Booth said that, at
whatever risk, the Salvationists were
determined to resume the fight for the
redemption of Switzerland, and not
only of Switzerland, but of France,
Italy, Australia and America.
Among the pleasant souvenirs of
his visit to Washington, which Chief
Justice Coleridge, of Great Britain,
Will carry home with him, is a sonnet
written by his great-uncle, the poet, in
the album of on American lady more
than half a century ago. The lady
was iuiss Barbour, a daughter of
James Barbour, of Virginia, who was
at that time United States Minister to
Great Britain. The sonnet was writ
ten on the eve of her return to Ameri
ca, and has never been published.
The new and thrifty town of Pull
man, near Chicago, lies on a Hat
prairie, and the problem of drainage,
which is so difficult to solve in a great
many places, had to be met in Pull
man. Tho following is the one adopt-
ilJj wuZiiin'sa atrtv
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suits. Sewers are built to empty into
a sunken tank, from which the sew
age is pumped through a twenty-inch
main to a farm three miles away.
The system cost $S0,000; the farm
yields a profit of $8,500 a year.
The New Orleans Exhibition, which
is to be held in December, 1884, is
rapidly taking shape. The preliminary
arrangements have been perfected in
nearly all the Southern States, as welj
as in Mexico and the principal
governments of Central America.
There is no reason why such an exhi
bition should not be a great success in
New Orleans. It is the largest city
in the South, with many features
which make it interesting for winter
visitors. The jetties have given the
city its anti-war position as the great
commercial city of the South, and it is
fitting that this should be celebrated
by an exhibition of Southern products.
Tea drinking was lately denounced
in violent terms by an English clergy
man at a meeting held to further the
establishment of courses of instruc
tion in practical cookery in the
elementary schools. He said: "If I
had my own way there would be much
less tea drinking among people of all
classes. Excessive tea drinking
creates a generation of nervous, dis
contented people, who are for ever com
plaining of the existing order of the
universe, scolding their neighbors and
sighing after the impossible. I sus.
pectthat over-much tea drinking, by
destroying the calmness of the nerves,
is acting as a dangerous revolutionary
force among us."
One reason that so many men desert
from the army 15 per cent, a year, it
is said Secretary Lincoln thinks is
due in a great measure to the fact that
the enlisted men are employed most of
the time not as soldiers but laborers,
and, what makes it worse, without
payment for their work. Their life is
made unbearable by an unending
round of hard work without compensa
tion. This might be obviated in two
ways Congress might provide for a
force of laborers, carpenters, etc., or
the soldiers when so employed might
be allowed extra duty pay. At present
it is rather discouraging for an enlisted
man to be employed for months at a
time as a carpenter or blacksmith for
about $19 a month, counting in the
cost of his rations, when he could
make say $60 at the same business in
A German savant named GruseL
bach, Professor of Chemical Science in
the University of Upsala, has been de
voting a considerable time to perfect
an apparatus to freeze living people,
and keep them in a torpid condition
for a year or two. In any case, he
announces that he will undertake by
his process to freeze up any lady or
gentleman willing to submit to the ex
periment, and benumb them, deprive
them to all annearances of vitalitv.
pledging his word to bring them round
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gcux m uic cApirauon oi a coupie oi
years, with no prejudicial effects to
mind Or bodv. As nn nAvantnrmKi
person has come forward to suddIv
the savant with tho desired opportuni-
K, ne nas submitted his invention to
the Swedish government, with a re
quest that a criminal condemned to
death shall be provided to enable
him to demonstrate the efficacy of his
Albuquerque (Albukerky), the
metropolis of New Mexico, is one of
the most phenomenal cities in the
United States, so far as rapidity of
growth is concerned. In April, lSSO,
the llrsfc train of o:ir mm-hn tho
present town site, which was then a i
body of farming land. The town was I
laid out the following summer, and the
marvelous building boom began which
has resulted in a substantial town of
rme onsine&s blocks and pleasant
residences, many of which would be a
credit to cities of 100,000 inhabitants.
A large proportion of its business
houses are of brick. The old Mexican
Town of Albuquerque is a mile oi
more distant and at the time of the
establishment of the new town con
tained 3,500 inhabitants. It is esti
mated that the two taken together
now number in the neighborhood of
10,000 people. No town in the West,
with the exception of Leadville, has
ever experienced so rapid a growth.
Life in the Arctic regions, as
described by one of Professor Norden
skjold's companions in his late expedi
tion, presents somewhat different
experiences from the usual picture of
existence in these latitudes. Some of
the expedition stopped at Waigatz
Island, and Dr. Nathorst tells how
they walked about in their shirt sleeves
on the slopes, covered with plants and
shrubs, with butterflies and bees
s.warm.f n uund
summer at home. We richly enjoyed
a bath in the spring. The mosquitoes ,
were very annoying, so that we had to (
use both netting and gloves. Every
day brought us a rich harvest of
petrifactions of tropical plants, such
as figs, plantains, magnolias, etc., and
while at work on the slopes we could
feast our eyes on the innumerable ice
bergs around us of every variety of
The United States public service
includes a few veteran officials. In
the Post Office Department, for
example, the chief clerk in the office
of the First Assistant Postmaster
genend is the venerable James H.
Marr. Congress has provided that so
long as he holds this office he shall
receive $2,500 a year, $500 more than
the regular compensation. Another
clerk in the same Department has been j
in the postal service more than half a
century. In the Interior Department '
a clerk recently died who had been
employed in one of the bureaus nearly
sixty years. In the War Department
is a grandniece of Kosciusko, who has
held her place for years. In the
Interior Department is employed a
great granddaughter of Thomas Jeffer
son, whose salary supports her aged
and invalid mother, who is the last
surviving grandchild of the dis
tinguished Virginia patriot.
Speaking of some conspicuous
figures in the late war, the Boston
Advertiser's Washington correspondent
says: "Sherman is 64, and looks
older ; but the family is hardy, ana he
is likely to see 1900. Sheridan is only
51 ; he was a Major-Gen end at 30.
McClellan, now a rotund man with
bending shoulders, has not changed
much of late. .He is rich, and enter
tains well in his New York city home.
Eosecrans and his wife live, almost
unnoticed, on Capitol Hill while he is
here as a member of Congress from
California. His complexion is like a
vouth's and his hair as white a3 snow
Hawley and Logan are the other two
most distinguished Generals in Con
gress. Both are 57 years old, but
neither has gay hair. Eosecrans has
been reinforced this winter by an old
companion in the Western armies
Gen. Sloeum of Brooklyn. Gen.
Sickles is practising law in New York,
and Stoneman is Governor of Califor-
: "P i-nm vn fr. is Tin Innrrpr rinh TTc
lilt. J. A.lv w ..- ..v..& ... . ,
and his wife, Jessie Benton Fremont,
are forgotten in crowded New York
Don Carlos Buell runs an iron furnace
in Kentucky; Banks is a United States
Marshal. Terry, the youngest of the
Brigadiers who won fame in the war
will succeed Sheridan in the command
of the army."
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' f first-class Hoots and Shoes. In
J LenowoffMs0"' immen68 Stock'
' $6.00 hand made Coots for $4150'
j 4.00 calf and kid Boots 3iQ0
o.uu Kip, gram and calc Boots 2.50
2 .50 double sole calf Boots 2.00
2.00 solid kip Boots, only 1.50
SI. 75 boys, all leather Boo'ts 1,25
3.50 gent's fair stitched Gaiters 4tf.50
3.00 ladies kid and pebble button 1.00
unna s copper toe shoes - 40
Arctics and Rubber Boots, all sizes.
n02 7thStN. W., Washington, D. C
The Old Woman in the Window."
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-SEWING MACHINE G0-
. ORANGE, MASS.
AMD ATLANTA. GAr
FOft FEMININE READERS,
Sense Without Sentiment,
Don't try to get a husband,
But strive each day to be
A pure and noblo woman,
Como wealth or poverty.
Bo clean in heart and person,
Ignore not household lore;
Be modest, helpful, cheerful
No man can ask for more.
A good and filial daughter
Will make a faithful wife;
A man is blest and happy
"With such to share hw lifo.
Hour IEoyat liable Sleep.
The lately born infante of Spain, Mury
Ysabel, sleeps, wakes and crios ini a
cradle shaped like a conch-shell, and!
lined with, the palest of pink satin. Her
tiny form is covered with point (V
Alencon lace, especially made from a
pattern designed by the Queen of Spain's
mother, in which the arms of Spain andi
Austria are gracefully-blended. She has
a couvrcpicd and tiny pillow, on both ofi
which the lilies of the House of Bourbon
and the Y of her pretty name, Ystibul
are faced and interlaced. The other new
royal baby, the young hereditary Princu
of Sweden, haa a muck less delicattt
cradle, as becomes a hardy young TXotau
man. It is shaped like a swan, tho
wings coming up, if wished, and shol tap
ing the little Prince, and it ie well pro
vided with down-stuffed accossoricsii
Florence, Italy) Times.
New cloaks are made of dull blue velL
All outside garments should fit as close
ly as possible.
Buckle3 used with straps for fastenings
There is a return of favor to clinging
Silk costumes arc relogatodl to house;
and carriage wear.
Seal plush is immensely popular for.
cloaks and mantles'
Silk flounces are vandyked, scalloped!
and sometimes pinked.
Black stockings remain the first favor
ites of fashionable women.
Balmoral skirts are wider, but the yoke
about the hip is invariable.
Square cut corsages are the most fash
ionable for morning dresee.
The sabot sleeTC, full its whole lengthy
and so popular in .England, fc gaining!
The ram falte muce upon iuie jus
and the unjust; but ii to the. unjust-
who steal the umbitillas arul l tnoi
just feel the rain.
Speaking of visiting, aoes it ever
occur to you that the telephone; girll
answers more "calls" in one day tham
other ladies do in a month?
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