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THE SCUAiSTON TlUJiUiNia--MONDAY. JANUARY 1G. 1899.
COLLECTIONS OF HAVANA CUSTOMS SYNOPSIS OF REPORT MADE BY COLONEL TRASKER. Tho Oporationa Proceeding Very Smoothly Considering All Condi tionsCustoms Collections Can Bo Mado Object Lossons for tho Na tivesMany Spaniards Resign. Collections for tho First Day. Washington, Jan. 15. Assistant Sec retary or War Melklejohn gave out todny a syncjpslH of a report recently made by the collector of customs at Havana, Colonel Tnsker Miss. Colonel Bliss writes that the opera tions at the custom house at Havana are pioceedlnh' very smoothly, consid ering all the conditions undnr which lie has the woilc. On the day followlne his Installation a number of employes vacated their positions. Some of them were Spnnlards urturnlnfr to their own country or were employes who, un der the Spanish law, had become en titled to a retiring pension. Had this class remained In the service their pen sions would have been Jeopardized. Others left for reasons best known to themselves. At present Colonel Miss Is carefully teadjusting his forces placing Americans only on guard where general superlvlslon of the whole force is necessary. Colonel Hllss says that In his opin ion the customs service of the island should not only be an object lesson, but a Hchool of instruction for the natives. It can, he says, bo made an object lesson by having no one except Americans In the service. But It can be made a school of Instruction only by having the natives for the great mass of employes, with only enough Americans to see that 'their work Is faithfully and honestly done. Collec tor BIIm announces that In addition to the weekly reports required from such collectors by the executive order of Dec. i. he proposes to Institute a system of dally leports showing all moneys received. He thinks he can keep the war department dally In formed as to the revenues or the Island at a trilling expense. .'okmel HIM found on hand wIipii he took possession of the customs house in Havana only Sl.r.do, resulting from a special tax which was laid upon loud Ing and unloading vessels under the Spanish reign. His collections on the tlrst day amounted In cah to $2,522.21. On the second day they rose to $3,920.59. MODERN NEGRO SONGS. They Do Not by Any Means Repre sent That Individual. Fiom the Haltlm re Ameilcnn There 1st on the market now a surfeit of music intended to represent negro mjiirs. The chief aim of some com posers seenih to lie to produce music of this sort. In their anxiety to create a laugh they overtax themselves to bring out something that Is as untrue In rep rerentlng the song of the negro as It Is in presenting the warbling of a canar.. Occasionally some song Is published that lias a good vein of humor in it, and at the same time pleases in so much as It Is true to the thing It Is In tended to represent. The song "Old Black Jou" is one of this kind. But there are many songs written now for negro songs that are no more negro songs than they are the songs of the American Indian. The writer of the song nowadays thinks his song Incomplete unless he has the "razor" and "chicken" brought out In every Htnnzu. Judging from tho police records, the club and pistol seem to be the favorite weapon of tho negro now. The pistol and tho cash box seem to be their favorite temptation now; yet tho razor and hennery still live in the songs that wrlteis, craving for fame, bring before the public. It is also noticed that would-bo prima donnas, with 'he hem of the iklrt in one hand, the other hand thrown back like the Mexican dancing the fandango, and the body distorted like it Is lu the death dance of the wild Indian, Jumps, yells and hows over the stuge In the blind belief that she Is lepresentlng a negrcss. She does one thing, and that veiy well. In her dress she represents1 tho quantity a wild Hottentot girl thinks necessary; in her acting she In illcts on the audience a new dance, and In her singing she possesses the happi ness of being real, for no two of these prima donnus have the same idea of a negro song. Tho negto in his singing, so far as he Is observed by the writers of these wings and the slugeis of them, prefers chorus to solo. In the days of slavery many negro owners when they heard the songs of slaves knew full well that tho work was going on. A huppy-go-lucky race, even in bondage.they would always sing. In their chinch service the pongs of these people again de lighted in chorus. It seems nbsurd for ii female to sing the song of a negro man, for it is well known that In every ago of the negro song the negro has prided himself on his bass. "Come down on de bass" was always heard whenever a crowd of thesna peoplo gath ered together to sing. Tho songs that have been written to represent the song of tho negro, his habits or his life, have In late years been Incorrect. Kvery lover of music can appreciate "Suwanee Itlver" or "Massa's in De Cold, Cold Ground," hut the people who are pleased with the Jargons of today called negro songs are as) Ignorant of the true conception of the merits of a negro song as Is tho composer himself. The latter flings his song to the public with tho same Idea that the grave digger had of Hamlet's going to Ktigland "It makes no dif ference, for there tho peoplo are as mad as he." m His Back to the Foe. An ni my olllccr tells that In oiio en gagement there were numbers of young fellows who smelt powder for tho first time,' and it is. not surprising that nt times tho recruits were a trlllo unsteady. "However," said tho old ofllcer, "1 only remember one en so of actual light, and when I think of It I can scarcely refrain from laughing. "In tho very thick of a hotly contested engagement one of my own men throw down his rlfla and bolted. " 'Here you coward,' I roared ufter him, 'what are you running for?' "Without so much as a glanco over his 3liouWor, tho fellow replied: 'Uecaueo I'm in a desprlt hurry, an' I can't fly.' " Saturday Evening Post, You Poor Thing. "Do you havo any faith in this Idea that maladies can bo transmitted by kissing?" asked ono of Detroit's young society men of another, "Well, sir, I was mighty skeptical till tho other nieht. I kissed my bent girl ,for the first time lu my llfo and I've had palpitation of tho heart over since." nuirolt Journal. Special Monday 5,000 yards Lonsdale Cambric Muslin.worth i2c a yard, at 7jc yard. Special Monday soo full size Bed Com forts that are worth 75c. To go at 49c each. The Great 1899 Event January Trade Sale An Incomparable Showing . . . This week as never b?fore broadened, better and larger than ever. An annual trade feature that has many copyists but no equals. Wonderful inducements confront you here with money-saving chances of a lifetime. No other one house in the country can cope with the bargains we now place before you. peradventure. Muslin Underwear f M It's to your interest to come and be convinced. You'll be satisfied beyond Muslin Underwear That Cannot Be Equaled hi Style Women's Musl.n Gowns, with high neck and tucks. Very special at 33c Women's Muslin Gowns, with four rows ol" lace in serting and six clusters of tucks. Special at 15c Women's Fine Gowns, with square necks, lawn ruffles edged with Toichon lace and baby ribbon; also Empire style. Very special at 79c Women's Fine Gowns, with full ruffles of embroidery over shoulder; others trimmed with lace inserting. Very special at 89c Women's Good Cotton Drawers, with tucks. Very special at 12 i-2c Women's Umbrella Drawers, with ruffled edge with lace; others trimmed with embroidery. Very special. . . . 29c Women's Fine Chemise, with tucked yoke and seven rows of lace inserting. Very special at 39c That Cannot Be Equaled in Price Two styles of Corset Covers, with both high and square neces; very handsomely trimmed with embroid ery, Very special at 12 i-2c Women's Fleece Lined Jersey Ribbed Vests. Very special at 12 1.2c Women's Fleece Lined Pants, the 25c kind. Very special at 17c Misses' Fine Jersey Ribbed Vests, always 25c. Very special at 19c Women's Fine Australian Wool Jersey Ribbed Vests and pants; Oxford cut; always $1.00 and $1.25. Very Boys' Natural Gray Shirts and drawers, always 25c. Very special at 17c Boys' Fleece Lined Underwear, never sold under 35c. Very special at 22c m Domestics, Linens and blankets Jonas Long's Sons' greatest of all these January sales The most astounding sale of the whole year. A price-showing almost beyond belief. An aggregation of values that should crowd this store to the doors. An event of surpassing interest to the economically inclined. Plenty of everything for everybody. I mi TS )-J-' '-VV."f77 Vl'." "- rr-.Ttf,;. .z : t ri,:y;0.v.w: Alii, J, i 7nxr& iL '---!iO-CS- - .." . White Shaker Flannel, yd. . 3c Striped Outing Flannel, yd. 3c Light and medium Calicoes, 5c kind for ac Yard-wide Percales, 10 cent kind lor 5c Fine Dress Ginghams, 10 cent kind for 5c 1 ! 1. r. -n. .rv ic. r .- mi it rr- -ti,- n "." -t- l n ri'i j-w. i-. - n i. .it i ir.ifjui a. i i - vim - v v--.t... . rj.. - .. ink r7TK siw mm?mMjm mm-'rm&f i 'TXTf nSss M&rm TSn &?f I &i:mXMm&r v;asJl $.;. ?? v te-i&T&mr' rm-Am T&-?m wrsB3&ai kian n i. i"ttT& m?ix&i&m. . 1 v-doy-JiHi s?vzii iysA tvst a X-iS9 Vv x 1 v 's w V3fei-rwrw it ti r j uig&Qtft,:. mm'&zm n thh . jiw .. sffl&j A2k2Sk'- fesy, Fine Wrapper Flannelette, 8 cent kind, for 5c Fine Apron Ginghams, yd . . 41 Best Lining Cambric, yd... 234c Gray Silicia, 10c kind, for.. 6c Fancy Striped Dress Skirt ing, 18c kind, lor i2;c Black Rock yard wide Un bleached Muslin, yd ijjc Linens. 19c Good quality Turkey Red Table Damask ; well worth zc yd; sale niice 100 dozen large sized fring ed Doylies, with colored borders, at 25c White Turkish Bath Towels, 10c kind, for 8c Spreads. One case of large size White Bed Spreads, all hemmed ready for use; worth 75c; sale price 48c 50 dozen extra large size Hemmed Huck Towels. .i2c Fringed Table Cloths, 2 yards square; to go at. . . 89c Extra Heavy 10-4 Gray Blankets, 69c kind for, pr 39c Wool finished White Blank ets, $1.50 kind, pair 98c Gr. v Wool 11-4 Blankets, fit . finish, and worth $2.0 pair; sale price.... 1.89 1 1-4 extra heavv solt finish Blankets, 5.25 kind, pair 2.48 Fine Unbleached Muslin, worth 5c yd; to go at.3-c Fine Bleached Muslin, yd. . .3'4c Very fine White Cambric Muslin, 8c kind, for. 4c 60 pieces of fine Checked Glass Toweling, yd 2c Very line Bleached Towel ing, yd 3&c The Very Hc.M Dress Goods For I lie Very Least Coats and SuitsQrand Clearance 5,454 yards of double-width Fancy Plaids in excellent colorings; Sc kind for 4?c 2, 170 yards of double-width Check Tweed and Fancy Plaids; always i2j4cyd; sale price.7j.jc Assorted lot ol 56-inch and 38-inch Diess Goods; worth up to 40c yard; sale price 19c Crepons, 4;-inch Cashmere and Storm Serge, worth from 39c to 50c yard; your choice at ' 25c is pieces of 4(S-inch fine Darnier checked Novelties; always 59c yard; sale price 29c 52-inch all wool Ladies' Cloth; best quality; new shades ; always 75c ; sale price 50c Assorted lot of all wool Henriettas, good quality; always 45c yard; sale price 25c 10 pieces ol line black Imperial Serge; choice quality; always 59c, sale price 39c Assorted lot of fancy colored Silks in large variety of designs; positively worth and never sold under 75c and 98c; sale price.- 39c 10 pieces of all silk Black Satin Duchesse, value 75c yard, sale price 49c 20 pieces oi all silk Black Satin in small Darnier effects; nothing better at any price, always 95c yard, sale price 65c Embroideries 5,000 yards of Cambric Edges, cut out ready for use full assortment of pat terns. Always 6c yard. To go at 3c 10,000 yards of fine cam bric edges, 1 to 5 in. wide cut out ready for use. Al ways 10c yard. To go at.. 5c MAIN AISLE. Women's tailor-made Jackets in Beavers, Kersey and Cheviots ; some are lined tnrough with silk and satin, made up in the very latest style; former price $12 and $14 to - at ivsm S ' 1 iii '9,1 ' ' 'MV Wome len'stail- Jf e Jackets y 1 It'll UUI- lit or made Jackets f sey, Bea- jr in Kersev ver, Cheviots and English Mel tons: strictly lat est style; some box front; others half tight fitting fly front. Tan, mode, navy, brown and black. Former prices 13.00 to 10.00. bale price Misses' Jackets of Fancy Mixed Boucle, lined in brown, blue, green or red ; latest style, Darte sleeve, button high neck. Were y.c;o to $9.00. Sale A yj nrirf nro m A S. . VW. -"jit J "V-l FI WA Misses Jackets in Kersey, Melton, Beaver and Fancy Boucle; colors of tan, brown, reds and block. Up-to-date and stylish, and never sold under X Q $10.50 to $13.00 Sale price... v siiK waists in iancy stripes and plaids ; also in plain colors. Pointed yokes and plaited back's. Some have detachable stock colors. All the newest sea son's effects. Positively worth $4.75 to $nxo. Sale price 2 Q.H Women's tailor made Suits in pin head checks, fancy plaids and plain black serge. Jackets all silk lined, four and six button style ; also fly front. New style and never sold f 07 under $ 1 j to $ 1 8. Sale price v The Very llest Men's Wear For the Very Least 23c 35c 50c 59c Men's fine Camel's Hair Underwear, very nicely made, worth 39c; to go at Men's Velvet Fleeced-Lined Underwear, never sold nnder 50c ; to go at Men's Natural Wool Underwear, always at 75c; to go at Men's fine Camel's Hair Underwear, always sold at 89c; to go at Men's fine Linen Bosom Shirts, reinforced front and back, always 50c; to go at 35c Men's and Boys' Percale Shirts with two collars, easily worth 75c; to go at 45c Men's fine Natural Grey Underwear, never sold under 50c; to go at 37c Men's Hygienic Wool Fleeced-lined Under wear, always 75c; to go at 45c Men's finest quality of High Grade Wool Underwear, fine cashmere, will not shrink, elegantly made, always sold at $1.75; to go at $1.00 Men's Unlaundered White Shirts, double back and front, always 39c; to go at ; 25c Men's 1900 Linen Bosom Shirts, bodies of Wamsutta and N. Y. mills muslin, 69c kind; now 45C Men's Cheviot Working Shirts, always sold at 40c and 50c; to go at 29c and 39c Men's Wool Sweaters, $1.00 kind; now.. 69c Household Utensilsnever so cheap in price as now. Laces p each for v vnur rlinirp nf .Asbestos Mats. Spice Boxes. Japanned Dust Pans. Large, heavy, tin Dippers Hanging Match Boxes. All sizes of Pot Covers. Worth oc ami 10c. Six quart convex cooking pots that have never sold under 35c. Goat 19c Your choice of pic, tea or Breakfast Plates, handsome ly decorated and always 10c each; goat 6c BASEMENT. Mrs. Potts Irons Highly polished and nickel-plated 57c set- Decorated and white Por celain Bowls, ioc kind.... 7c 500 scrub, shoe and stove Brushes, always 10c. To io nt 6c 100 best grade Wood Clothes Pins, for 6c BASEMENT. r each for 'OL vour choice of Tea or Coffee Canisters. , Dover Egg Beaters. Wood Lomb Boxes. Enameled Potato Mash ers. All Arc Worth 10c Efich. 5,000 yards of machine made Torchons that will wash and wear big variety of edges and insertions, was ioc yd. Now 5c Net Top Oriental Laces. Applique laces r.nd Venise bands In creme and white; Chantilly laces in black and creme. Worth up to 40c yard, Now 11c MAIN AISLE. Other Bargains through the Storeno other house can approach them WOMEN'S VGSTS, fleeced lined and ) MORONS, No. 12 single and double 0L0VI:S, Women' fine Kid Gloves, SEV1N0 SILK Belding's finest silk, 1 STORY BOOKS for children, were 15c, Jersey ribbed, 18c kind at i23ci faced Ribbon, worth 28c yd i8ci worth $1 and 1.25 pair, to go at 59c per spool 6e t 20c and 29c, all at 5c WOMEN'S PANTS, fine quality fleece- I STATIONERY, 1,000 boxes of fine OLOVGS, Women's fine Mocha Gloves, ( CASTING COTTON One dozen large (PEARS' SOAP Fine unscenfed toilet lined, 25c kind for 7CS Writing Paper, worth 12c, to go at 6cS were $1 pair, now 89c) spools for 5C soap, per cake 9c BOYS' UNDERWEAR, natural grey, S PERFUMERY, 100 boUles, fine odors, S HOSIERY, Women's fine Cashmere 5 CHILDREN'S HOSO-Double knee and 5 TABLE COVERS Ready to work, always 25c sale price 17c i worth 25c, to go at 13c ( Black Hose, 45c kind, to go at. .. 29c fast black, I2c kind, for oc were 89c, all to go at 49c NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE WE DELIVER YOUR PURCHASES WITHOUT CHARGE Jonas bong's Sons POSITIVE SATISFACTION ON EVERY ARTICLE OR YOUR MONEY BACK l