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THE TIMES, WASHNeTOy'SCyDA3rt -DECEMBER V), i&rf.
"e Palais Royal's Shopping Guide Xmas Week!
YOU need this guide. The great building is Med from basement to roof with hundreds of thousands of
Christmas Presents. A quarter hundred stores are practically under the one roof, including ladies' par
lor and lunch room, making an ideal rainy day resort. And rarest bargains dot all five floors because
here is the one great establishment making a specialty of a cash business. Those supplied with this shopping
guide will learn of the various bargain spots, and have greatly the advantage of the uninformed visitors. Cut
out and preserve the guide below. ' , '
First Floor Bargain Spots.
43C for the $1.25 cloth-bound edition
ot "Quo YodiV profusely illus
trated. 1,000 come-, am here. Also 2,000
pal,er-lound coptes to. lie distributed at
6o fvr Ladies' and Men". 50c. Linen,
s-wi-H. and . Silk Handkerchiefs.
Thtee of nice dainty beauties in dainty
box- for only $1.
GOC for Men- 75. and $1 White Silk
Mufflers. The waun -winter has
Curmiled Uie demand uml the overloaded
lmjrter tt- accepted our cash offer.
,4Sc for Tr.c. bi7.e and T9c. for ?1 bize.
Sterling Silver Toilet Articles.
These are the extra heavy pieces, each
Mumped and guaranteed Sterling Silver.
Various article lor lddies, men, and chil
dren. a.-c for the usual 2oc. Sterling Silver
Thimble in smaHet to largest
J25C, 48c and 9Sc. the prices asked for
choice ot three lotb of Collar and
Cuff Boxes, Writing Tablets, Pocket
books, Card Cases, Chopping Bags, etc.
'Drummer' "samples, worth up to $1.00.
S5c for choice of Carlsbad China
pieces on tabic near elevator.
Some are -worth 1.
3ac for 75c. Copyright Books, cloth
bound. "Private Letters of a French
"Woman." by Mine. Claire Foldairolleu.
'The Disagreeable Woman," by Julian
Starr. "The Disagreeable Man," by author
of "Yellow Rase of New Orleans.'' "The
Arrows of Love,'' by Laura Daintrey.
fiSC for Comb, Brush, and Tray Sets.
Sample: of "Florence goods, -worth
up to $2.
B5C for choice or nearly 100 dozen Men's
Silk Scarfs, made of the makers'
surplus silks, heretofore used only In 50c.
13c for the -well-known and popular 25c.
Handy Classic Volumes, -with alum
inum stamping, most artistic of all the
many artistic covers. A hundred and ouo
titles, including "Alice in Wondeiland,'
''Autocrat of the Breakrasrt Table,'' ".Mrs.
Browning's Poems," "Tales From Shake
Bpeare," "Hub and His Friends," "Uncle
Toiu'b Cabin," "Black Beauty," etc.
g4C for boy' and girls' 50c. Xmas
books -with cloth Wildings in pic
turesque Christmas effects, 192 pages of
large, clear type and inspiring illustrations.
Among the lot are, ".Merry Christmas
Stories," "A Brave Struggle," "Early Ex
plorers,' "Children ot the World," "Pic
ture Natural History," "Stories About
Animals," "The Boys' .Republic," Bible
pictures and stories.
CHE PALAIS ROYAL
CANHDIi MAD ALL THHOUBH
Discusses the New Posloffice
Building and Describes It.
APPROPRIATION IS MENACED
Mo-t Mniiiiineiitnl Example of the
31ot Reckless Violation o Lw
and Administration In the "Whole
Country' -Should. He Built Well
. "L'nclc Joe" Cannon was picturesquely,
and luridly mad yesterday afternoon over
the new city postoffice; that is, in one
sem-e ot the word over.
There is, in fact, a brand new stoij
about the new city postotfice, and it was
piinted yesterday in The livening Times
CoogieSb is not Mttbfied with the bungling
which vas described some days ago in
The. Times, and, oa the whole business,
Mr. Cannon, chairman or the Committee
on Appropriations, expressed himself very
His committee has been asked for an
additioual $175,000 to "do up" the Inside
of the building, with what they call
luleiior finish. Mr. Cannon does not like
this: he doesn't like the whole conise of
work and administration uer since the
postoffice was commenced.
Some time ago The Times publishedlhe
fact that there wasn't a chimney in or
on or through the whole building, and also
that Kme bad cement had been used and
that good cement had been utterly ruined
by dragging over it heavy weights. This
last exploit vias necessary, because there
was no other way to get certain parts
of the interior finish into plaie except
bv dragcins, it over the cement.
At the itfice of the supervising archi
tect it was explained to The Times that
there was no need of chimneys, but there
was noexplan&tlonof how thesmoko was
to get out or the building, except that
the cuiilRw-tors for steam heat, etc, would
provide Tor that contingency. There isn't
any doubt tl-at there will be plenty of
fire in the building, bub as yet no archi
tectural or mechi.uical or chemical device
lias been hinted at which will dispose of
Recentl the supervising architect ad
vertised for bids for Urn interior finish.
A numbei of contractors from "Washington
ami other cillei-, put iu bids, the lowest
onebeinuaboui $330,000, which was about
$175,000 more than the unexpended bal
ance. It was necessary to ask for the
latter sum, the statement having been
previously made that It waB intended to
award the contiact at the earliest possible
moment. It was reported that tho earliest
possible moment Tvhich.refcrring to thenew
poBtotfice, Is a misnomer, and occurs with
unfailing regularity. Is not so near at
band as was deemed desirable. It was
15C ror best of 25c Calendars, those
with floral ornamentation in fac
simile of -water colors, and quotations
from master minds that'll help the owner
to appicciatc the joys and bravely meet
the trials of 1898.
6Qc for superior Cloth-hound Books
the -works of Conau Doyle, Edna
Lyall, Alex. Dumas, Macaulay's History
of England. The bix -volumes in card box,
onwnich is printed the publisher's price
$5 and tve can iayGG cents, lt'bstrauger
79c Tor Men's Si and SI. 25 Scarf Pins,
tonic with chips of leal diamonds
and other precious fctones... .Shirt. Studs
aud Collar Buttons. ...Ladies' and Chil
dren's Rings and Earrings... .All stamped
and guaranteed solid gold.
97c for choice of our Fan importer's
samples, worth up to 2.50 each.
Empire aud lull size fans, in Silk, Gauze,
Lace, Plain, Painted and Spangled; enam
eled, caned aud plain sticks. Nearly a
bundled of theni and 97c for choice.
3LSc for choice or our importer's entire
surplus of 25c Handkerchiefs 233
dozen of them. Only ?1 for six in Christ
2tc for 12-inch Dressed Bisque Dolls,
each in box; the silk and lace
costume Is alone worth more than 2-lc.
390 for choice of seeral hundred 50c
,, dolls. TJicy will be here, Monday
morning, shortly after the train arrles
from New York. If not here -when you
call, claim and get out regular 50c dolls
at 39c. They arc fifty inches tall, have
curly hair, aid cutest little bangs, smil
ing" eyes, pearly teeth and dimpled chin.
ige for iKjst ot 25c leatherette photo
frames, and only 4Sc for silver
oid aud gold-plated frames, facsimiles,
-of the most expensive deaigus.
59c for "Webster's $1 Unabridged Dic
tionary of 1,281 pages, cloth
bound, with table of 1 .200 synonyms, flags
ot ail nations in colors, author's pref
ace and memoir of the author.
&3L.-&9 for Sl.98 Bpun-sdk Umbrel
las, with silver-trimmed wood
handles; $2.48 for $2.98 umbrellas, 111
rod. blue, green, brown ana black feilk;
S3.7J for S5 umbrellas, with pearl siler
depot-it, iv oroide, jewel and uatural wood
All our makers' surplus of meu's and
ladies' silk umbrellas.
34c for Mrs. Porter's Cook Book 1S3
pages, full of practical fcuggestions,
taving time, labor and money. Note the
artistic cloth binding.
$4.89 for ladies' latest SG English
Mackintoshes, In red, garnet,
brown, blue and black waterproof cloth,
with plaid lining. New btyle skirt, but
toning over the hips, detachable military
cape alone worth $4.80.
said that Cong-ess didn't like the way
thingR were going on, and would take a
hand to see what is, aid what has been,
Gen. Spalding, Assistant Secretary ot
the Treaf-uiy, was asked yesterday what
there wan in the report. He said that
it was not likely that the award would
be made for tome weeks yec. Asked why
that was, he said that Congress might
wish to .suggest some changes. It is very
likely that Congress will, if Mr. Cannon
has amthing to do with it. Jlr. Cannon
was a;ked yesterday if the appropriation
asked for had been granted. He said tli it
it had not.
''Ah for the buildiug," he .laid, "it is
the most monumental example of themoit
reckless-violatlouof lawand Administration
in the whole country. I don't think any
thing more will be done for it except under
guarantees of new administration ac
cording to new legislation. It has been
ml.smai.aged all the way through ever
since the time of Air. Cleveland and Mr.
O'Rourkc. Tns a splendid building and
must be built well and woithily."
Mr. Cannon was very mad apparently
and spoVr at all times vehemently and .it
sometimes irreverently. He did not criti
cise the present management.
It looks Just now. with this new im
broglio ahead, that there will 1 e a great
time in the House when the legislative
friends of the newity postoffice get up U
explain how they arc going to get the
smoke out of this marvel of the Rcnais
Nince, the new city postoffice.
Hobbcd Whife Ho Slept.
George Williams, a notorious negro, robbed
llarovei Talireio, a railroad man, of his
money, watch aud chain and other valu
ables last night, aud was arrested a short
'time afterwards by Policemen Stenhouse
and roe, with the stolen artlcjei In his
possession. Talifero fell asleep In a door-
vay near the corner ot Tenth and U streets
northwest. While he was thus reposing
Williams happened to pass and seeing the
man's condition proceeded to relieve hint
ot his valuables. William Parks, or G
street southwest, saw the robbery, but was
unable to detain the thief, but gave a
description ot him to tho officers.
Cliang;es in House Committees.
Speaker Reed yesterday announced the
following committee changes: Itoyse of In
diana, chairman of Elections No. 2, vice
Tohnson of Indiana, resigned: Driggs of
Sew York, Invalid Pensions, vice McClellan,
resigned: Lawrence or Massachusetts, Elections-
N'o. 1, vice Royse, and Mileage, vice
Wiipht, deceased; Griffiths of Indian i.
Public Lrfinds; Codding of Pennsylvania.
Pacific Railroad, vice Kirkpatiick of
The House, after a brief session, ad
journed until Wednesday, January 5,
District Xavul Battalion.
Mr. Hale, o' the Senate Committ-ic on
2Caval Affairs, yesterday made a favor
able report on a bill to establish a naval
battalion in the District. The provisions
of the measure have been heretofore pub
lished in the?e columns. It meets the vlejvs
of tho Kary Department and wlU probably
be, enacted Into law without serious op
position. -' -
$2.79 Instead of $3.30 for 7-yard Dress
i j'auerns oi ouc. vooi ouiiuiga.
! Forty different styles tg choose from".
t S3. SO instead of 51 Tor d-yaid Waist
Patterns of $1 Roman Stripe
! TnrfetuSHKs. All styles, boxed with Cltrlst
I mas Card, free of charge. Delivered
j when, and where you say.
j JJ9C for pictures worth up to St. Some
, ore original etchings; others are pho
tographs of lovely women, sweet children;
j picturesque landscapes, &c. In gold and
i white and gold frames 8x10 and 1-1x28
$1.33 for photographs ot world's
famous poets, in gilt frames,
3.QC for fac simile of Water Color Paint
ings. Landscapes, fruit aud floweis,
iu frame 11x14, usual 25c. pictures.
59c for imported English andSwiss Views
in water color effects. Gilt frames,
llxl-1. Usual $1 picture.
Sl.35 for Religious Subjects, including
St. Cecilia. Also fi8h and game
paintings Tor the dlnlng-ruom in oak frames.
$4,44 for the ?5.75 Eiderdown Com
forts covered with silk-like
satine. Guaranteed not to shed.
$3.98 l"ibr for the usual $5 California
Wool Blankets. Warranted all
wool, weighing 5 pounds.
130 to $150 for Spachtel or Cut Work
Scarfs, Covers, and Centerpieces
worth 25c. to $3.50. A InrgestockottheNC
goods from the Swiss makers, bought and
to be distributed at nearly half the prices
previously possible. Other bargains Jn
this Art Department. Keep your eyes
19c and 39c for choice of toys and
games worth up to 75c. Choice of
Double Rocking Horses, Large Doll Car
riages, upholstered; Hardwood Express
Wagons, -Magic Lanterns wtth Slides,
.Tools in clieat, Parlor lling Toss, Hard
wood 'Cables, with two leaves, Ash Fold
ing Tables. Upright Pianos, with 8 keys,
Hardwood Cheamuen, Bone Dominoes,
Backgammon Boards complete, Soldier
Suits, Police Suits, Firemen Suits, Iron
Wagons, Fire Engines, Hose Carriages,
&c, Skin Saddle Horses on platform,
Skin-covored Horses and Wagon, Large
Train of Cars, Stable full of Horses and
Wagons. Nickel-plate Range, complete,
with Pots and Pans, Children's Rocking
Chair., Game of Flch Pond, large sle:
Srroll Puzles, all kinds, ABC Blocks,
xtra size; Hardwood Tenpins, 12-lnch;
Nickel Combination Banks, Bureaus,
strongly made of oak, Oak Sideboards.
1 No stock has been
1 selected with more care
than the stock you will find here. We have a
Hue of Cloaks, Capes, Collarettes, Ladies' Fancy
and Plain Skirts, Handkerchiefs and Fancy Ar
ticles, all of this season's styles aud designs.
The prices have been marked down especially
for the Holiday trade.
Handsome Souven'r With Each Purchase.
$4.98 Ladies' Black Kersey
Coat 4. $2.98
S7. 98 Ladles' Latest Style
Beaver Coats S4.98
New style Fur and Seal
Collarettes, black and gray
mixed, from ..-$2.98 tu$4.90
A complete line of Umbrellas,
suitable for Christmas presents,
from 49c to 980
Initials engraved on handles free
GenUeman's Fancy Neckwear, -ISc
A Suitable Christmas Present
730 7th St. N. W.
'M:m:: :.:: ::::::::
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
Thorn Is a good old story of a general
whoso death was announced in a news
paper by mistake a circumstance which
annoyed him very much. He called on
tho editor and demanded that a contradic
tion snould be inserted In tho next Issue.
"That general," was the editor's reply, "id
quite out of the question. We n'ever apol
ogize and we never withdraw a statement;;
biu I Ujll you whatwe'll do for you. We'll
put you lu the 'births' next week."
The Feeding Habits of Fishes.
(Prom the New "York Sun.)
Worms are occasionally fed at the
Aquarium to such fishes as cat them in
nature, including suckers aud chubs and
sourish and trout, aud some others. Tho
worms are pub into the tanks at the
top, to sink gradually tlj'ough the water
urtil they are nipped up by Borne fish.
T he manner in which the f ish2s take them
varies with the habits ot the fishes. The
worm sinks slowly through the water, and
with but few twistlugs or turnings ot its
bedy. A little chub will nip a worm much
slenderer, -but it may be longer, than
IUelf, perhaps at about Uie middle .t Us
Third Floor. .
$7.50 for Electric Seal and Astrakhan
Collarettes. 12 Inches deep and
!.' inches sweep. Very rich furs. Worth
$3.98 for the best of $5 silk Petti
coats, plain colors in glace ef
fects and Roman stripes In blight colors.
They'll almost stand alone. Note the six
large cords in the umbrella flounce, the
rustleine lining and velvet binding.
33c for Knit Skirts, as good as many
retailed at 50c. And only 75c for
$1 Dressing Sacques, In plain color and
fancy stripe eiderdown, with and without
silk frog fastenings.
84c for $1 All-wool Knit Skirts- and
Flannelette-lined Black Satlue Skirts
with umbrella ruffle.
$2,79 Tor $3.25 Black .Mohair Skirts,
with umbrella flounce, having 7
iuch ruffle. Lined throughout, eallnc faced
and velvet bound.
$1,79 for- $1.98 Black Moreen Skirts,
aud only $1.30 for $1.75 Italian
Cloth Skirts, -with four corda hi the fl
inch ruffle. Flannelette lined throughout.
$13.50 for $15 to $20 Tailor-made
Cloth Costumes... .$0.8 V for $12
and $15 Tailor-made Jackets $3.08 for
$5 Separate Dress Skirts and Silk Waists.
49c for 75c Aprotm. Some ot Swiss,
somcot India llnon, lace and ribbon
trimmed. A to ware Nurse" Large Double
width Aprons- 1
370 for oW Aprons. Eleven different
styles, for mistress, waitress and
maid all typicaliyijXmas Aprons,
25c for A promvahnost as dainty. Some
with widefusferlloiis ot charming em
broidery, somoSa mass ot tucks. Choice
ot ten dlfferentlstVlcs.
25C for.in:4iartfflC-in this Third-floor
Bazaar.one worth $1. Choice
ot Hand-painted iGlove and Handkerchief
Boxes.... Various Pocket-books Sofa Fli-
lowe, with silk ruflcq-... Imported Brjc-a-
Brac Photo Frames ot Silver and Leather
Bottles of Cologne in Baskets Silk
Garters iu glass-top boxes... .Toys of all
kinds Imported Hat Pins and other jew
elry. ...Useful Bronze Ornaments for his or
her desk Books for grown folks and
gG AND ELEVENT
MAX KOUJS'ER, Fancy Motions.
MAX KOHKER, Funai i"ofiom.
730 7th Si. tf. W.
Fancy Silk Garters, with handsome
buckles, in glass case; Talue 4Sc,
S5.B8 Pluh Capes $3.98
58.98 Alaska Seal Plush
S8.98 Astrakhan Capes, with new
Klondike collar $4.93
$8.00 Black Brocaded Silk Skirts,
$1.98 Fancy Silk Skirts,
reduced to 98c
S0.98 Black Silk Velvet Waists
reduced to .- $4.98
Fancy Silk Handkerchiefs, with
initials, two for 35c
12l-2c Fancy Ladies' Handker
chiefs; Swiss embroidered 5c
Given With Each Purchase.
length, and swim away with it with the
two end- free. Then theworm doesscpjlt.-ii,
and the little fish twists with excitenunt
as it darts off wifh.its prey, but it holds on
to It, and finally makes away with it.
The trout, flashes upward like lightning,
snaps up the worm1 before it lias descended
fur into thewaler.. The worm disappears
tctally and instantly, and at the Instant of
seizing it the trout turns in an incredible
short space, and with simply marvel-.us
swiftness seeking cover again as it would
do in nature.
Tho "IViclcedre&s of It.
(From theCmcinnnti Enquirer.)
"Ion will agree with met sir,'' said the
thin passenger with the .shiny coat, "that it
is wicked to put brandy in mince pies.''
"By Gad, snh,'' said the portly passenger
with the shining nose, "it, If it is good
brandy, is positively sacrilegious .'
A Honeymoon .Wish.
(From Lle Chicago News.)
He -I have just Ikjch reading that the
total length of the world's railroad tun
nels is about 51 4 miles.
She Oh. I wish they were-all "on this
45c for 75c Bamboo Jardiniere Stands.
S9c for the $1.25 Tables. $1.10
for the $1.30 Tabourettes. $1.98 for
$2.50 Pedestal, with thiee shelves all
the maker's Kurplus or bamlwo furniture
at like reduced prices.
$3. SO for $5 Vi""o-finl.h Mahogany
Rockers, Inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
Beauty aud comfort' combined.
$3.50, saving you S1J50.
$3.75 Tor sixty-two different styles of
Rockers, made to retail at $ 1.50
to ?G.50. AH our maker's sample pieces.
$4.50 for $ Mahogany Music Cabinets,
and proportionately little prices
for others, worth up to $18.
$2.76 for $3.08 Solid Oak and Mahog
any Tables, with 24x24 tops,
and mahogany Rockers, with piano finish.
Otheis up to $12.50 sample pieces at the
'$1,25 for pieces worth up to $3.50.
Choice ot Malachite Green Jar
diniere Stands...Oak and Mahogany Tables
...Oak and Mahogany Kockers...Two-fold
Japanese Flie Screens. ..Three-fold Japan
ese Screens, 5 feet hlgh...2-yard-pquarc
Tapestry Table Corcrs...lndia Seats, etc.
$8.98 for this last $12 Mahogany Desk
...Onlv $11.98 for a $15 Com
bination Hook Case and Dek,wlth glass
doors and French plate mirrors.
$2.29 Pair for the $2.98 Tapestry
Portieres, fringed, Figured ail
over. Rich draperies. Cheap at $2.98
48u for vard-squarc Table Covers to
match. $1.25 for 2-yard size
saving you 27c. and-75c. respectively.
S8c pair for the $1.48 Lace Curtains,
Brussels effects, 60 inches wide,
3 1-2 yards long.
$4,98 pair for the usual $7 quality
Irish Point Lace Curtains. These
are the genuine, In 1S97-'0S designs.
05c to 50c. for choice of hundreds of
Cushious and Head Rests. We
cloBed out the balance of the maker's
holiday stock; seemed bargains.
OFF FOR HOLIDAY RECESS
Congress Adjourns to Reconvene
January 5, 1S98.
Republicans Not Likely to Do 3Iuch
YVoilc Till Ses-lun n They
Cannot Get Together.
Congress has adjourned for the holidays.
Us brief record since the first Monday in
thi months suggests the thought that
holidays of more frequent recurrence and
greater duration as to time would lc a
Th- members will come together again on
the 5th of January, and remain in sessio'i in
definitely, doing nothing or next to noth
ing, and none of the things which the -ld-minl-tratlon
proposes to do will be do.ie.
and many things which H12 President wishes
to leave undone will bother him because ot
the determination ot Congrcs to do. them
For instance, the greenbacks will not
be retired, because Congress obJe2ts to
their retirement, and the independence of
Cuba will not be recognised because the
Executive meters to reject the St. Lnuis
platfoitn. and leave stable the price of
But none of this laborious effort without
hope or rewaid will begin for two weeks.
The early holiday adjournment in II jitcs
that the Republican members expect then
to settle down to a season ot nuiote.ly
"Yesterday was uneventful. In the House
eulogies were pronounced upon a deceased
member the late Mr. Cook of Illinois, and
iu the Senate a few nominations were re
ceived and a large number of nominations'
Before going into executive se-Solon tie
Senate had its kick at the civil service
law by passing a resllution offered by
Mr. Cullom, calling upon the heads of
departments to inform the Senate what
office.1 In their respective judgement
ought to be exempt from the" classified
Mr. White's re-olution asking the Presi
dent for Information regarding Ithc steps
taken in beliair ot J. K. Spring and
Charles W. Nelson, two American citi
zens under arrest in the republic of
Colombia, was also agreed to
A simllai resolution offered by Mr.
Kyle calling for the correspondence e
tween this Government and Haiti in the
Bernard Campbell case was adopted.
A Soulless Corporation.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
In the lailioad service the strictest guard
is kept over the employes, and the severest
Injunctions given that no passenger without
a ticket or an authoilzed pass be allowed
to ride fice, not even for the dlstunse ot
a few miles. In consequence, the conduc
tors are often put in hard positions. There
aic some pitiful cases that appeal to them,
and at times there is a strong temptation
to let mercy usurp the place of duty.
Not long ago, on a Western road, a train
pulled out ot the station, just at dusk, and
$3.95 for the $4.50 Ansoiiia Clocks,'
of black marWeized iron-8-day!
clocks, warranted by the maker and usj
tor o years.
$1.24, for Clocks with imported Dres- j
den case a 11 d the American
movement. Beautiful to look at- As re
liable as beautiful. "Warranted.
$1.75 for Bric-a-brac worth up to
$5. Cabinet and mantel vases
ot best imported wares-Delft, Doulton,
Bonn, Tepliu, Limoges, Dresden, "Worces
$3.25 for the Brass Tables with onyx
tup, usually retailed at $3.98.
$6.75 for th usual $8.50 Brass Tables
and $10.75 for $12.50 Tables
with onyx top and shelf.
$59 for $65 Brass Cabinets, 5 feet high.
7 large onyx shelves and y onyx
$3.6 O for the usual $3.08" Brass Lamps,
with globe decorated to match
$4.40 for the usual $5 Brass Banquet
Lamp, with satin gold finish.
$2.48 for Sweet Singing Canary and
usually Sells for more.
98c for fac-simlles of $20 Cut Glass
Punch Bowls. See them.
$4.48 for ,$6 value Tea Set of 56
pieces English China, Havi
land shape, decorated with pink and blue
flowers and gold.
$5.75 for $7.50 value Carlsbad China
Tea Sets or 56 pieces, assorted
shapes and decorations.
$4.98 for $6 value Dinner and Tea
Sets of 1 00 piece. English china,
new shape, decorated in three colors.
3.0 per cent discount tomorrow on all
pieces of bric-a-brac costing from
$2 to $50. Every piece marked In plain
figures. Choice ot nearly 1,000 pieces im
ported especially for Xmas presents. Lat
est shapes and effects rrom the famous
potteries of the world are on this base
We are Offering our elegant stock of
Diamonds, Rings, Brooches, Studs, Drop
screw Earrings, Bronze Statuary, French
Tripiicateplate Mirrors, Handsome Lamps,
Vases, Serves and TepHtz Vases at Special
Sacrifice Prices. No firm offers the same
variety and quality for anything like the
prices you secure here.
Diamond Cluster Rfngs. center rto cr
setting with Ruby, Sapphire, .flA I fit
Opals and Emerald, from r w u u
Handsome Diamond Brooches, 7 7 k
unique eloigns from V?
Select your gifts while our stock is com
plete a small deposit will reserve them un
til vou wish them delivered.
after it had gone a few miles the conductor
stopped nt ttcscar of a poorly clad passen
ger who said that he was unable to pay hl
He was then told that he would have to
get off at- the first stopping-place, and at
this the poor v, retch broke down aud cried
like u child. He .-aid that he was on his
way to sec ids mother, who was ill, and
It he were not allowed to ride free, he
would be unable to reach her before bhe
died, as he had no way of getting .my
money at the next station.
The conductor remembered his orders,
und kns.v that to allow the man to stayon
the train would hazard his own position
but tho distance was only ten miles,. and he
wab" so touched with pity for the poor un
fortunate that he let him ride to hi des
tination. Two days after he received the "grocn
envelope." The "poor unfortunate" wa
a detective employed to look after such
A Great Excess of "Widows.
(Chicago Dispatch to the New York Times.)
There are 111 widows ot noldiers of the
war of 1812 drawing pensions of S3 per
month from the Oovernmentpcnsion agency
in Chicago, and there are 17 agencies in the
country. Although there are only 1-L sur
vivors of this war now living, there ate
SX1.75 for $16 value Carlsbad China
Dinner and Tea Sets of 102
pieces, exquisitely decorated.
$1.48 for $2 value Chamber Sets of
9 pieces, full size, new. shape
decorated In assorted colors.
$4.95 for $6 value Chamber Sete of
12 pieces, with jar, hand-onie,T,
decorated with natural color flw-wers and
69c for the usual $1 Express Wagons,
made to carry big little boys
$2.95 for $3.50 Blackboards measuring 42
inches .98c for Doll Carriages, complete
to the parasol 25c for the toy Trunks
as large as usually sold at 50c. . . .98c for
the large Blackboards, with stand and re
volving copy sheet, 9 feec long.
S3.75 for $5 value Rolling-top Writ
lug Desk, 38-In. high, with. two
drawers, pigeonholes, etc.
$6.95 for $8.50 Police Patrol and
Excursion Wagons, to liold five
$2.48 for the usual $2.SS Galloping
Horses. Strong enough to hold
S1.25 for Boys' $1.50 Velocipedes with
tinned iron wheels aDd Improved
$1.68 for the $2.25 Carriages on four
wheels, convertible Into reclin
ing chair or rooker. Sizes for childreu up
to 10 yeare of age.
95c for $1.50 valu; Round Table, with
two leaves, .size 2C-iu., made of
95C for $1.50 value Child's Rocking
Chair, made of hard wood, witfr
arms and 13x14 plush seat. 30-In.high;
95c for $1.25 to $1.50 for Meofcanical
Train of Cars, locomotive, tender
and passenger car.
Goods selected now will lie laid aside
on payment of deposit. Packed free of
charge, delivered when and where desired.
Store open evenings until Christmas.
M. Goldsmith & Son,
gn Pa. Ave. N. W
Diamond Rings, brilliant white
stones, quality unexcelled, from
Diamond Studs, in different
& SON, &
Ave N- W-
3,18" widows of men who fought in 1812
drawing -S per month from the Govern
ment. "I do not want to be understood a.s s-ay-ingthat
none of these widows ot 18U is
deserving of the pension she is Innviug,"
said Gen. Anderson, United States pension
agent, today, "but this war closed 83
years ago, and these women must htve
been very young and the vcteraus very old
when they were married.
"There is no question that there Is a
great abuse of the pension laws by voting
women, who marry old soldiers ;or no
other reason than to live on the pension
money after the husbands are dead. By
this syhtem ot mercenary marriages the
pensior. list of the Government can be al
most perpetuated. There are now 200,
000 wide ws on the pension rolls, and what
proportion dc you supposo are jld women
lifelong companion of the .'ete-aiis?
You can't tell: there is no way ot finding
this out, but the widows seem out of pror
portion to the veterans."
(From Golden Days-)
Mrs. Merry I nover say a boy so foad
of pets, as Bobby Is-Mrs-
Mrs. Merry Yc3; he's worn out. a kitten
and two pups in the MstCwo months.