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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 18J)7,
$ Lgnsburgh & Bro. g
fi) Open evenings now.
fl 5 fy
jf "Owing to the great
rnch rvf iraHo rn-int tn vV-
Christmas, we are
absolutely forced to $
$ defer the redeeming $
of stamps until the $
J week beginning Mo rv jj
5X vjciy, tcuciiiuci i hi.
Come Any Time
up to 9:30 o'clock tonight
and jou will receive lite most
courteous attention from oursalcs
peop'.e. They are a storehouse of
Information, ana can help you in
trour-dilemma what to buy.
-ThiS'-Tea Gown, 1.9$
would, rnako a very -welcome
Tis stvlish Tea Gown, made of
the West quality Ki ssian fleece. Mi
beautrul Persian design, "wltti a
Eopaiatc lioily limns to the waist,
watteau back, full front, of all-wool
ca-dmieie, in rich blsules of navy
bine, red, garnet and black, fin-
islicd With wide revere, cfgcdwlth
a went novelty braid, high standing
collai, the new stlc sleeve, extra
vr'dth skirt, full length, with deep
lien . Sires, 32-4G. Spe
This Underskirt, $1.48
would, dollgrht some person.
This Underskirt, made or fine
riencli tatine, extra width, lined
th'oughout, "with a flccc lining,
finished at the bottom -with deep
rioiinie and rows or fine cording.
Cored at the lop en a crfect-'it-ting
French oke, with drawfetrlng.
Ungir 3S 40-42. SflPPial
Our stock of Games,
Dolls and Books
canb: found on our First Floor, $
J upper door.
420, 422, 424, 426 7tli St.
1h your money glvlnjr out
and lots of. presents yet to
hnv? "We can help you out:
lSecuiitte you can select any
piece of furniture in this bU
More and pay for it little
by little weekly or monthly.
Yon nre peneetly welcome to
REST OF TEE
A hen m if u I piece of Furni
ture is a -welcome Rift in any
hoii'-c. Talte your choice
rarlor uml Ban
and a thousand other gift ar
ticlesall on CHED1T. Car
pets made, lnitl and lined free
no charge for waste ;u
Mammoth Credit House,
81f-819-82l-823 Tin St.
Between H and I.
I - IMMENSE BAEGAINB
' "" This Week ac
812-S14 1th St- 715 Market Space.
Men's SUlt Initial HandUer f)i
chiefs, worth 25c, Xor. . l:L
BEAUTY "?AND CHIVALRY
Opening Event of Jlie Season at
Guest--. at tlw Ball of the HuntsraeiiV
Cluh Debut o Mist, Furiiswortli
Joyous Chribtmar. Tea.
Tlie annual ball given last nighl by the
governors and members or tlie Chevy Cli.ie
Club eclipsed in brilliancy all previous
record made by tliat body of rained
liuntsn en ami courtly itots.
Ths special car? which " ere run through
out the evening looked like poi table ball
rooms. Helpiiled as tbeyTvere -vitli beautt
fully gowned maids and mat ions and theit
c&corts, rlio Iert tlitlr carriages at the
electric line and roda lo the club l,ou-e
by rail. A carpeted patb, canopied w itti
awning and illuminated by red lanterns,
stretched lrom tlie car tiuckb- lo tlie
entrance of the club house, .vhlch as
ducorted tlirousliont its larious looms
and halls Mith holly .mil growing planto.
whoso pol ere covere 1 vvilh bcurlet
crept. Suspended from the garlanded
raflert, oC the ball room icre gay Chinese
lanterns, and mingling at picturesque in
tervals wfih the brnncliei of holly ami
cedar ll.at festooned the wiills. iere s.oC
jiolo nialleu?. tennis ruckch ami a bit;
yellow foc. half hidden in dense jjPieiwry
as if it siood at bay
The guofcis woie received by Mrs Mc
Ijanali.m, Mrf. lurnej ami Mn-. Wnll.icb,
and ihc cotillion was led by .Mr. V. C.
Marrow atiai.nssR.irn2y,Ts lio-wn8iadianil-pretty
uml exqulVkvly goiviu'tl. Tlie tuciu
ber, us is their cubtotu on the occ io!on
of their annual bail, departed from the
monotony that usually ch.ir.icteries them
in the ball loom tpmc appearing in scarlet
coats, black ilk l:of and patent leather
pumpN foiuc ill conventional evening dress
and others- again compromising between the
two b Micliatislns their black coats for
The favorh. wlucli "were iia-ot.'il nt tlie
earioi ttieballr(H)iu.agninva bnck ground
of cedar bus-he! included for the ladles
iteribboncd niaiidoliiis and s'h- -lalfs, tip
ped will, pom-p'jtnhof gray crepe and tm'
tinkling billf For the gentlemen there
were i Odettes and cockado1;, and tall !iat
ot plak ami blue paper, with Nil in bands
The dance, which combined tlie memory
of the Unkr as "well a the chase. "nis not
only the largr-st and most brilliant af
fair, so far, of the present seasou, but
to manj of the debutante gueds the oc
casion -was in ef-tedv.-Jth an added pleasure
eagerly anticipated r all jnrlish delights
a first ball. Among th guests present were
Mr. Cbaiies M. t-Toulke, Miss Kfoalke, Hie
Secretary of War and Mrs. Alger, Secre
tary of the Treasury and Mrs. Gage, the
Secretary of tne Ifavy and Miss Long,
I'ostmai-ter General and Airs. Gary, the
Mioses Gary, MiNS I'our, Misses ClaRett,
Mr. Brcokc M. Baker, .Iis Baker, Mr
LoivH Earle, Lieut. .T. H. Gibl-inb. jr.,
Miss A liny, MIps Deering, Mr. J. B. Uender
fcon, jr., V1&.S Ilichborn, Mr. and Mrs- . 0.
Barnej, Miss Barney, Mr. and Mrs. George
M. Dmiui Mr.Maunce Jooteus.Mr- Arthur
Keith Mrt. Jt tin Caseels. tlie Miss -. dis
sels, '.Iiss Daidge. Mr. and Mrs. HnryM.
Earle. f-enator and Mr-. Elkin. Mr. 11 irris
Lindley, Capt. M. 1'- Mans, Major aud
Mrs. Garlnigton. Mr. and Mrs. N. Monroe
Hoplciii-. Mls.s tides. Misses llariau, Mr.
and Mrs. Georg? W.McLanahan, Capt. II.
J. Sltunin. Mi. Howe Tt.tten, Mr. G. Van
Wick, jr . Mr mid Mrs. "W. r. Mattlngly,
the Mis.sej: MaititiKlj-, Mr. Henry T.
OMiard the Mivh8 Hoy, Misi Lieber, MioS
Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas Xelson
Page Mr. X. Ucad Johnson, Mr. Henry
D. Cr.tiuptoii.Mr.T. C. R. hix, Mrs.P Tin,
Miss V.'alkcr, Mr W. J. I'fters.Mr. I'liilip
G. Kusscll, rapt. and Mrs. S. i". Scyljjm,
Mis3 Xolt, Mr George Howard, Mr Orms
by MtC.unmon,Mi--sesMcCatninon, Dr. ami
Mrs, Leouavd Wood, Mrs and the Misses
Sheridan, Miss Hopkins, the Misses Owens,
Mr. Join F. Wilkin, Mr. W. L. MoPher
soti. Mi. Edward A. l'ower-5. Major and
Mrs F. I.. Benny. Mr. C. Downing Tows,
Mr. F W. Huidekorcr, Mr. A. T. Hopkliib,
Mr. C. l)c Wollant, Capt. and Mrt. T. G.
ToTinseiid- Madame and Mis Mertwafjo.
Mr. Xi Vogel, Gen. Francis Coltou, jriss
Coltoi., Mrs. aud MHs Clements, M r. and
Mr C. C. GIovci, Miss Glover, Mr. Wil
liam C. Marrow, Mr. Frederick Evans,
Mr. Homy C. Robert s. the Misses Wallah.
Mr. Kohrrt AVallai.li, Mr John M. Blddlc,
Mibs Reudcll, Hon. and Mrs. V. G. Xew
lands, the Misses Xew lands, Mr. TeAso
Brown, Capt. Frank MIcliIer, Dr. and -Mrs.
Whitmp, Mr. A. Zelency, jr.; Lieut, W.
S. Guinard, Lieut. A. 8. Fleming, Miss
Palms, Miss Davis, Mr. and Mrs- V. II.
Mrs.Goodwin uud Mrs. Cooper havecards
out for a ten to introduce Mrs. Goodwin's
second daughter. Miss Beatrice Seymour
Goodwin, December 28.
The United States Gunnery class or
"OT-'O1 will giro a ball at tlie navy ynrd,
Washington, Thursday, December 21.
Grand promenade at 9 o'clock. The
music Trill be furnished by the Marine
Mrs. Xcrahoff, who haft been visiting
Mrs- John W. roter, is now the jjuest
of Mrs- Somers, No. 1100 M street.
Mn. .Toraea M. Green will be at home
Thursdays in January.
Miss Farnsworth, who, besides being an
exceedingly pretty girl, is cleter with her
brush and pen, -as introduced to society
jesterday afternoon by her mother, Mrs.
Farnswoith, .at a deligbtrul tea. I'h2
debutante, gowned beautifully in white
silk and tiHUsseline de stole, trimmed with
veUet rosettes of, crushed rose, and carry
ing a clufter of La France buds, stood
beside her mother in the bay window,
which was embowered in the floral gifts
I m t.T.CI ZV131&IS3M
Smoke and chew, hawk and spill
Throat's always irriiaied.xcnsumption s
easily started. Then comes pale, j
bloodless counianar.ee, glittering, rest- r
less eje and ever nervous movement 2
of hands and feeL NO-TO-BAC is a
specific for tobacco throat even if yon r
don't want a cure. Take a NO-TO-DAC '
tablet now and then. What a relief in ;
Builds ud tho nervous svs.
i tem. makes new. rich hinnd. &&z&
: just the thing for tho weak, nervous
m 1..4 -MMiiWri araiaiiwi.
z man to use now and then. Get our
: book; read the marvelous record c!-
recovery. You run rWrisk, lor otL.
; can-buy under your own '?
I ORUGBIST'S GUARANTEE. !
.' livery druggist Is aatborired to sell
: fto-To-Bac under absoluto guarantee
: to euro every form of tobacco using
3 Our written guarantee, free sample of
3 No-To-Bac and booklet called Don t
" Tobacco Spit and Srcoko Your Lire
ATray" mailed for tho asking. Ad
dress THE STERLING REMEDY CO .
- Chicago. Montreal Can Now York Cl
c-mxm ittRKEKsjwa jiMJrrtTrax: at, : ,.
received from friends in 0)! and other
cities. Among the ladiet. v.lm agisted
in welcoming the large number or callers
were Miss Jane Fuller, Mien Susan Q lay,
Miss Knilly Page Kemp, Mis Sowon,, Miss
Helen Woithinuton, Miss McComas, Aliss,
Mattlngly, Miss Tlsdell, Miss Babcoct,
Miss Frances B. Hodgson, and Miss Mack
A distiiigulsbe'l gathering 8f official and
residential guests ai tended tlTe.Sciiiisttnan
tea gcn jes-tei day afternoon by Mrs. Par
ker and Mrs. Kunn. The liamlHoniC home
on M Htcet was pmbqwereiMn Christmas
greens niilfgled-vritb American Bea jty rgses
and vjvid crinihoii cainatiSnn,, and the
candlep iii the tearoom bumed under cap
(it the fame glowing shade's- Assir-tlug tho
hostess, in receiiug the guests were M;r.
"Wilcox- .Mrs. George Bloomer, Mis Breck-.
inrtdne, Miss Mattlngly, Miss Deering a-id
Mis. Il'cstand. r,f
Mrs. S."W. Woodward, ."Cvyominc ave
nue, int'bduccd her young daughter, Mlts
AVoolward, tc rocietj- jestt'rday afternoon
ac a large and very beiutiful reception.
Mr.and Mrs. Shepherd, otShepheidstown,
W. Va.. who have closed their country
home, "Wild Goo&c Farm," fo- the vluter
ami taken a handsome house on Sixteenth
btrevt. etiteit.iiiiod at Kuppci Sunday night
in lionm of Stnator Allen of Nebraska.
Mrs j. B. Foraker introduced her second
daughter, Miss Louixe Foraker, at a very
pleaaut reception uien l.iht week .it her
handsome home in Cincinnati. The decor.i
tiotih or the drawing room consisted of
American beauty ro-es, sent Jrom this
city b Mr. B'jiion ForaUer, the de
butante's brother. The Foraker hoiue'here
will be opened in February, wh-.ii Mis.s
Foraker and Mi!s Louise Fonker win
Join the galaxy of Washington's Leauliful
and rtfactie women
Mr George Hale, f oi merly of Washington,
but now established in business in Brook) n.
has arrhid in the city on a brief ilsit
to his mother, Mrs. Georgia Hale, at No.
040 New York aeuue t-orthwest.
Mr. King, of Utah, has, emulated the ex
cellent example M't'hfni by Senaloi Mor
tran Tl'c Senitoi wanted to Anielntelli
gent'y on Hawaiian annexation tad he
went tc Hawaii and studied tlicslttiaMon
tliere. Mr. King wants to ote properlj
on the Cuban question tint he is gom lo
Cuba to obtain information. He will
reach H.nana Friday Ma Tampa, Via . i.d
wiii it main in Cuba about ten days.
While in the land of oppression he Avid
see Gen. Lee and some of tre ronsuls .Mid
will make an inland exploration.. He
said btloie leaMng t his city yesterday tnat
lie went simply as an individual. iepri -at-Ing
no man oi party, but that, he hoped to
obtah poiue information that will .' e ;f
j-ei' ire to himself and therKinocrfiticpirtt
when the Cuban question cornea, up in the
Tlio nouse Committee on Rules will
hold veeral sessions during the holiday
rece-s to onaider prorosed amendments
to the lulcs of the Houte.
BHJDGF.S A DIFFIGUT.TY.
Irs. AMor rnvcs the "Way fo.r Her
New York, Dec. 21. Mrs. John Jaeol)
Astor gave a dinner last evening at her
r sidence. Sixty-firth street and Fifth
avenue. The street in Trout or the "oiise
had urenliy been torn up by contractor
in nrd?r tn lay big sewer pipes, ami a ditch
separated the carriage way from the side
walk. Mrs. Abtor had the ditch bridged over
s that the carrligus of the guests could
pull up ou the patement at her Trjnt
door, which the did.
Tho guests at Mrs. Astor'a dinner vvre
Sir Edward Cnlebrouke, of London!
John Monroe, of Pans: Mr. and M-s.
Calvin S Biice, Mr. and Mrs. W'iIMjw
Reld, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cass Canfield,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Wllso'i, Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Key Pendleton, Mr.
and Mi. Edmund L. Baylies, IVrry i'el
moat. Mis. Burkr-Koche, Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. m
bridge T. Gerry, Mr. and Mrs. Van
Rensselaer Ctuger, Mr. and Mrs. Stay
veant Fish, Mr. and Mrs. llnrr T.
Sioane. Lady Colubroolce.Mr.Kooso elt.and
Mrs. John Monroe.
Mrs. Ast'ir is withholding the in itatio.is
to her bail, which was arranged for
January 17. She wishes to learn first
-what the condition of the torn-np streets
will be before issuing the invitations.
31ISS VOCKEY'S HFClTAL,
PleiiHtint Entertainment by Dis
tinguished "Washington Artista.
A dramatic and muMcul costume recital
was giM'ii last evening in National Rifles'
Armory, by Ellen Vockey, the well-known
tragedienne, atsioted by distinguished Wash
ington uiti-as The entertainment was Tor
the tier f fit of the poor. ,
The following program was rendered to
a very appreciative audience:
Piano hIo. Mr Charles F. Hubcr; waltz,
song from princess Bonnie, Miss Faunle
Washington; recitations, "Rosalind quot
ing SLake-spearo," and "How Sahator
Won," Ellen Vockev. violin solo, sixth
air, "VIrie. '(Petu), and gavotte (Muaettev
Master Hunt; ?elections, Tuxpdo Mandolin
Quartet Messrs. Todd, Ainlss. and Weaver
brothes; recitations, "Juliet Before Mar
riage," "The Choice of Arms," Ellen
Vockey; plait- olo. "Voice or iorniug,"'
(Wilm), Miss Katherene Heron: piano solo.
Mr. Charles F. Huber; recitatlin, "Curse
Scene From Leah;" Ellen Vockey; ong,
"For All Eternity," (Mai-cheron!), Mlos
Lulu MfDade; song, "Staccata Polka,"
(Mullen,. Mis Fannie Washington; piano
tolo, "Spinning Wheel." 'List.), Pror. C.
Huebner; recitation, "A Night in a Karls
bad Hate!," Ellen Vockey.
THEY 31UST CARRY LIGHTS.
Postmen and Mcssenners "Who Hide
Bicycles Heoerve Such an Order.
The District Commissioners ha-ing re
cently rereied a number of complaints
that the letter carriers and s-peci.il de
livery messenger boys or the city post
office do not obsere the rule req-iirlng
all bicc!es to show lights alter dark,
Mr. Wight wiote a letter to Postmaster
Willett on Mcnday, requesting that the
rule bo complied with.
Mr. Willett's ans-wer was received ves-
5erday. It said in substance that he had
already issued an order to the cmplojcs
conce'iied that they must display lights
in the future. The postmaster riuoted
in his repl a letter from Mr. Clifford
Howard, clerk of the Commissioners, under
date or Jul 1, 1805, excluding, from the
bicycle lamp rule collectors ot the United
Hoodoo Cac in Court.
Josephine Fryer, colored, charged with
the larceny of $4.50 from Robert Taylor,
uKi colored, wholivesat No. 1 4-1 S Eleventh
street northwest, was given a partial hear
ing yp-terday in tlie police court. The case
was continued until today for atgument.
The testimony or Taylor and his wife was
to the effect that the accused had ob
tained the money bj claiming to be able
to remove the hoodoo, which the super
stitious Taylor believed was responsible
for an illii'ss, which he "was experiencing,
and which, ho asseited, the woman hid
not accomplished. The Tr.ver woman de
nied aiy connection with the affa.tr Mr.
Peyton, counsel for the defendant, held
that the charge should be obtaining mn,rjy
under false pretenses, instead ot Iaroiuy.
Prominent Friends, of Miss Her
bert Wire the Family.
HER 'FATHER IS NOTIFIED
Tlie Sad News Was BrqJcen as Gently
iis Possibly io Hin-On Ills Way
Ilomo-rXt'i Fimfrnl Arningeinent
ITmil He Arrives She Seeks Death
Miss Lila Herbr.rihe eldest daughter
of Hon. Ilslarj A. Herbert, SjcreUry or
the Navy during"' President Cleveland's
second odmlnlHraUonoondPtl her life about
10 o'clocU yesterday xnoruiug by Jumping
from : third-stoiy window of hei father's
Waslilngion houheJ Sol l'iia New Hamp
shire aeiiue northwesr. Her head was
crushed and bei ne'ek jiiroken by the fall
She dlid in less than five mluules ar4.er
making the plunge.
Miss Herbert bad hsen In Hi hoatth since
Septen-ber last, wheiC lie was fceer-ly
injure I by a tail front a horse while rid
ing at fnzenovia, ra- Fear that the
injury would be permanent and that she
would be a ciipple for lire, continually
preyed upon Miss Herberts mind, and, It
is Said, fla- not Infrequently expressed a
desire to die rather- than lo have such a
rate. She laid been -very melancholy of
For several days past Mis Herbert :-P-peared
toher friends to be itnproMng, and
on Sunday she went out for a ride. Upon
her return she was taken with a t-ort
ot relapse, and the injury which she had
previous" sustained to her spine again
began to" trouble her. She went to her
rooms, and on Monday she in ide her fii t
attempt to end her life by lumping from
the window through which she fell yes
terday morning. She was apprehended in
the act of raising the window and pre
paring to leap out. She was restrained
and pntto bed.
Yesterday morning her colored maid
served the young lady breakfast at Bljd.it
9 o'clock in hei apartments on the third
ftoor of the residence. While "she ate the
talked no less cheerfully than on previous
occasions, and spoke of going out for a
walk or a lide, and inquired whether the
condit.or of the weather would permit
of her leaving the house.
After the repast, had been sorted and
her maid bad iturifed lo the kitchen. Miss
Irwin, her nurse. left the room tor a few
moments, unintentionally Ieang Miss Her
bert alone. When 8?hc returned al? aw
a spot ol blood on the bed clothes, and
asked MI-js Herbert the cause of it- The
youtib lady replied In evalve terms and
said that it did not amount to anything.
The nuise. turning down the bed alo lies
lo Investigate the cause of the blood
spot, discovered that the sheets were iv:U
saturated -ttlth blood which was flovvlng
from a ragged wound in Miss Herber "a
left wrist. It had bepn inrilcted by the
young lady herself ciith a pair of scissors
with rhe Intention, us she hcrseir de
clared, to bleed to death. Miss Irvln.
realizing the young woman's despair,
hastily left the room and raa down the
stairs to call assistance.
No sooner had Bhe departed tha'i Miss
Herbert ioe lrom her bed and rush 'd ro
a room In tho rear, which she sometlmea
occupied, mid raising the lower sash ot
the double winOW, with one spring
threw her.self headforemost Into the back
yard, rorty feet below.
No one saw her when she jumped, but
Silas Johnson, a colored mar, who had
been employed to put a load or coil
in the tctlar, heard the fall, and turning
about sa-w- the unfortunate woman lying
prostrate upon the ground. Olrettly be
neath the window stood two ash barrels,
which her body had just missed in fall
ing, and she struck heavil with her head
upon the concrete pavement near the area
way. The colored man i rushed to her assist
ance, pud found Miss Herbert lying in a
pool oT blood, herfbody still quivering.
In an ii.stant the entire family wor. at
the scene, and she wa picked up and
tenderly carried into the dining room,
where she died. She was still breathing
when picked up, but unconscious. Dr.
W. W- Johnson, who was her attending
physician, and Dr. Carr were ha-.tily
summoned, but Miss Herbert cxplrid be
fore either of them reached her side.
Upon the arrival d Dr. Carr, who Is also
coroner, a certificate ot death wafc issued,
stating the cauFe.
Ex-Secretary Herbert has boon absent
from the city for some days, and at the
time oi the tragedy was leaving Mont
gomery, Ala., lor Washington- It was
thought best that he should not be adv'cd
of the stxl fate ot Ins daughter suddenly,
and the Ilrst telegram sent him Tas to
the erfect that she was dangerouslv nl.
A second, ent tome time jesterday ifter-
Many persons cannot take
plain cod-liver oil.
They cannot digest it.
It upsets the stomach.
Knowing these things, we
have digested the oil in
Scott's Emulsion of Cod
liver Oil wkh Hypophos
phites ; that ) is,, we have
broken it up'into little glob
ules, or dropletSi
We use machinery to do
the work of (he digestive
organs, and you obtain the
good effects iof Jthe digested
oil at once. That is why you
can take Scott's Emulsion.
50c. ard i(oo, all drusgist3.
6C0TT & B0WNE, Chemists, New York.
liss T.ella Herbert.
noonrandj-eaching Hint on route to Wash
ington, announced her death.
Miss Herbert was thirty years of age
and a type of Southern beauty, grace and
manneis. Although twrnln Alabama. iiiucii
of her life, especially since her debut in
soeIety.T had been spent in Washington.
Dining "Per father's careerjis a Congress
man she was a Society favorite, and after
her mother's death ,usitmied the Eorlal
functions, incumbent upon her father's
position W'hile Mi Herbert was Secre
tary of tlie Navy, she- was one of the
ladles of the Cabinet-and a social leader
Though jiiever robust, -she was charming
in manners and a. niostadmlrable hostess.
Slip had a large circle of acquaintance?,
bot'i In Washington apd throughout tlie
The laiiply was last night in receiptor a
large number of relegiaios of condolence,
among them being words or iorro v and
hviupatti' from Jin. Cleveland and other
ladies of ex-President Cleveland's Cabinet
Many friends tilso called at the residence
yesterday t tender tlnir expressions ot
Ex-Secretary Herbert is expected to ar
rive here either late tonight or tomorrow
moruhig, and not until then will complete
arrangements bemad0 forthefuner.il.
Tht familj lsued a statement jptrd,iy
statim, that Miss Hjrbtrt was suff nii
from deliriiiu at the time of the tragedy.
MISSI0HMIE5 OPPOSE HIH
Latest Reason Assigned for the
War on Mr. Bryan.
AMBITIOUS WOMAN HINTED AT
She Is it Friend of Missions and
"Would T ike to Have Her Husband
Appointed to'the Post at Pelchi
Religion Interjected. Into i-'.tli-tit.s.
Thqre Is a new phase to tlo oppositi n
to Mr. Charles Page Bryaii as minbter
to China. It ie now said that the mis
sionary societies are antagonistic to
him, luit jubt what this opposition is, and
how it originated, no one seems to kinw.
The Illinois Senators are ignorant of it;
Senator Cullom knows nothing of It, and
could conceive of no reason why these
societies should enter a protest against
him. One gentleman, who i interesting
himself it. the case of Mr. Bryan, said
last bight that the alleged opposition was
due to the interference of a distinguished
ex-dipH-mat, who is now out ot a posi
tion, ai.d who is anxious to go to Chin tin
an jfficial capacity. This diplomat is
well kMiwn in China, likes the country.; nd
would be well pleased to locate there for
the next thrpe or four year-,. His wife is
said to be the president of one of ihe
mbsiomiry societies that has filed a protest.
Fn m all that tan be gathered-and tho
whole matter is t-omewhit In Iefiuite -
there appeals to be more or politics tian
religion lit the iase.
"I ran ice no rea-on why Mr. Bryan
should be oppo'-ed on such grounds,'' said a
well-known Senator last evening, w!to i
a member of the Foreign Relations Com
mittee before which the nomination will
come. "Mr. Erjan comes from one m the
hest families in Chicago. He is an edu
cated man and a gentleman, a member of
the best clubs and in all respects a -epre-scntativc
man. He might be opposed ou
some other reason, but, for tlie lit'- of
me, I tonnot understand why the mis
sionary societies should oppose him '-nd
I do not even know that they do- I do
not know that Mr. Ervan is a piofesied
Christian, but be is not unfriendly to the
cause of religion, and the missionaries
would find in him as warm a friend as
in any other man who might be sent to
It Is claimed that Mr- Bryan is a man
of th world. a!idis,therprore,notfltto rep
resent this Government In a country whera
the missionaries are frequently required to
confer with the diplomatic representative
on mnttem that briug them iu occasional
conflict with the local authorities.
It Is "aid that some time ago the efr.rt
was made to blackmail Mr. Bryan, and
that, acting upon the advice of friends, lie
refused to puy tribute, and the arralr was
taken Sutu court. The woman rof :spd to
appeal in court and the evil character of
the prcaecutloiLwas thoroughly ventilated.
The chief charge against Mr. Bryan Is
that he ! not of surricicnt mental caliber
to fill the hill, but his friends say this
is erroneous. While there ib considers He
opposition. It is quite evident that If
his name is laid before the Senate Mr.
Br an willj be confirmed. He ha3 w-jn
friends among Southern Democratic Sen
ators by reason ot the fact that he is
related to the-Barbers, of Virginia, through
his mi ther.
X)K. WHITMAN IN THE CHAIR.
Executive Committee of National
Educational Association Meets.
The executive committee ot the local
National Educational Association met es
terday afternoon at the Columbian Uni
versity. Those present were: Itev. B. L.
Whitman, chairman; Messrs. Thomas W.
Smith, Col. Henry F. Blount, Prof. W. B.
Powell, Archibald Greenlees, Mrs. Sara A.
Spencer, Miss Anna T. Smith, George M.
Bond, and Albert M. Read. It wis, the
first meeting of tho committee that Dr.
Whitman hadattended since he was chosen
chairman. After thanking the members for
the.honor, he offered the committee the
use of a room at the university for a
place ot meeting.
Mr. Smith, chairman of the finance com
mittee, offered, the following resolution,
which was adopted:
"Resolved, That it is ordered by the
executive committee that all committees
shall first present their bills to the ex
ecutive committee for its approval, and
that no bills shall be contracted for by
any individual or committee without the
approval of the executive committee."
Mr. Smith submitted tlie report of the
finance committee, substantially as pub
lished in The Times a few days igo
On his suggestion a circular letter was
ordered printed setting forth the pur
poses for which the funds asked for by
thc committee will be expended. It wt s
shown that there vv ill be needed for the ac
commodation of the delegates to th-ii in
vention one large hall with a seating
capacity of 5,000 or more, two mnllcr
halls vv;'lli a capacity of from 500 lo
2,000, seventeen halls for departmental
work, lit'lel UiadquarterR for the gjnjrr.l
Society and other officers of the Natioa U
Educational Association, office room fir
twenty-four fleiks and other accoinmoda
tions Involving an expense of $7,500 or
An auditlng-Committeewab created with
Mr Archibald Greenlees as chairman, lie
named Mi. A. M. Keed as an associate
member Tlie other members will bena iv d
Mr Arthut O'Nell., who has been acting
as secretary of the committee since its
organisation, was employed permanent)
iu that capacity, at a salary ot $75 a
month. After January 1 he will be i.-cn
the assistance of a .stenographer.
The printing committee, us complr-t. 1,
is CJett. George H. Harries, chairman, Mr.
ifirri; Teircll.J. n. Small, Jr., aiulCUn
No stated time for the uext imji'ing
SWEET AND LOW,
Look to us for the Lest and "sweetest" in every Musical
Instrument. Loo'c to us for the "lowest" prices. You will
not be disappointed. No Mandolins and Gnitars so ood as"
Washburn's, and we are their agents. No Banjoi so good as
Stewart's and we have the r entire line. Largest and best
line of Autohdrps, Regitia Music Boxes, Violins Cornets.
Drums, Flutes etc. Lower prices than you pay elsewhere
for the questionable sorts.
A thou and and one Musical Toys from 25c up.
"Steinway" and Other
CSSS SSS9 SS &SS5 &SSQ S.SS3
R. HARRIS &
B A. HEITMULLER&CO.,
g ART DEALERS, B
f Have opened their new store, M
S 1218 F Street Northwest S
ts A fine display of Old Prints, Oil Paintings, M
0 Wate'' Colors, Ivor ides, Bronzes and Antique K3
5 Pnrnilnre. P2
A. HEITMULLER & CO., $
1218 F Street N. W. fi
Because wo ex
tt acted his tcoth '
Cold and Torce
Fine Geld and 311- ,
that fit. I
The careful treat- t
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? ...,r nnI ui-rln rT
yKJ natural teeth at the
- S5 low est prices con-
..?. d.fSr ,.i . .. I.,. tnvul
-irrf" work insures per-
vfiHs lecu iaiuiauuuu 10
s T-rvnilv havlnir
dentistry done tn
We can mate you a. Leautu"ul satof
teth for only SS.OO
Aletal Plates that fit and possessing
all the bem-nta or Gold Hates ..SIO.OO
a?eeth extracicd absolutely wiiuvat
pain by our new method GOO
To demonstrate ttiis fact, we will, until
January 1, tfa'JS. extract teeth FKbF- Ot
CHAKOE every Saturday, from 10 to 12-
Washington Cental Pamirs,
N . Y.. Cor. 7th and E Sta. N. W.
May Building, over A. & P. Tea Store,
orricc Poure a. m. to 5 p. to-: Sua
days, 0 a. m. to 2 p. m.
ot the ciitiiniitee was fixed, but ao Mr.
Irwin Shephrid. i-tcretar of the natxnial
association, is expected in the cltr tc
tirrrow . it W proSsaLlc that a meeting "?ul
be called for utuer thpn or on Thutliy
IIONDING 3iIXF.ll5' OUTFITS.
llulcsTtiat "Wilt Govern Their rass
nge Through Unuada.
Soma weeks siuce Secretary Gage re
quested of the Cauadtan government infor
mation x to tho Loading ot miners' outfits
through Canadian territory en rouie irom
Juneau, Alaska, by way of the Chilcoot
Pats aud the Yukon River, to Circle City,
Alaska. Tne reply to his letter lias been
S2iit by the commissioner or customs, who
states that regulatlous have been made
Imported goodfe as alovc described shall
be reported to the Canadian custom house.
Lake Tagisb, and may be entered Tor ex
portation thereon the usual form "Intran-
sitn" in ilnnlie.ltj-
The goods may then be delivered without
pavment of duty, to be carried to their
destination outof Canada by thetransporta
tiou company, which has duly executed
a bond, in the Torm prescribed by the min
ister ot customs, for the duo aud faithful
delivery of all packages carried by such
company, and Tor the general compliance
with the cuhtoms laws and regulations gov
erning such traff lc
A duplicate of the entry intransitu, duly
signed and marked with the pioper cus
toms stamp, shall accompany each ship
ment ot goods convecd by a bonded car
rier, so that the same may be returned to
the custom-house at Fort Cudahy, with a
certificate thereon as to the landing ot
the goods in the United rftate, or ot their
having passed outward from Canada
within six. months from date of entry.
It the goods when entered intransitu
for exportation arc not delivered to be
forwarded bv a bonded earner, as pro
vided 111 the last preceding section, the
duty thereon i to bo deposited With the
customs otneer at Lake Tagish, subject
to a refund of ?ainc at the port or Fort
Cudahy, when the goods pass outward
fi.rn.K r nnon the certificate of an of
ficer or the United States or or the
Canadian cuatoms, that the said goods
have been landed in the United States
within six months from the date or the
The duty deposited in such cases is to
be indorsed on the entry, and certified
by the customs ofUcer in charge, and the
duplicate of the entry, duly certified and
marked with the customs stamp, is to
be delivered to the person making the
deposit of duty.
A report of each entry intransitu shall
be foi warded by mail -without delay by
the customs officer at the .sending port
to the collector of customs at Fort oudany
for the collection of duties on the goods
entered intransitu and not duly extorted.
The articles usually classed as traveler'
ba"gage are to be passed free, without
Complain ot a Street.-. Condition.
A large delegation from Ilt-uricli's 3rnv
ry, Littlefield & Alvord.and tin- Cra'i".-rd
Paving Company, called on Engineer Com
missioner Black yesterday to complain of
the condition cf T wenti'-sixth street, soulh
of Penr.ryivan!a avenue. They held that
the thoroughfare, which ts unpaved, was
in a frlj.htfiir condition in rainy wear her.
nndthsyi'skedrelief Capt. Black pro nt-,ed
to take the street carefully under .011
iideratU'D. Sugar Tnit in Mexico.
Monteicy. Mexico, Dec. 21. -All of the
sugar ptanters. or Mexico have form 'J
thstuselves into a trust for the purro: ir
regulaUng the production and price of
sugar ii this country. They claim that
tlie pies?ut price of the product Is too low
925 Pa. Ave.
S5SS CS3 S.S SSM 555
OPEX EVENINGS '
We are overstocked and "cash will talk,"
if you want to buy a Diamond. Our 26 years
reputation Is a guarantee of quality. Lowest
price-? in our history.
Cor. 7th and
We are open evenings
until Christmas and we
offer 3'ou for either
the finest assortment in
this city of goods suit
J a 1 2 e 3
comprising full and com
plete lines of Fancy and
and Brass Lamps, Dress-
i ing tables.Brass and Onyx
Tables, Brass and Enam
eled Beds, Rockers, Fancy
Tables, Dinner Sets, Cut
lery and Glassware, Vases,
Jardinieres and bric-a-brac
of all kinds, and a thou-
J sand and one things too
numeroas to mention.
Our stock is full of sug
gestions for Christmas
Come and look us over.
Cash or Credit.
Open evenings till Christmas.
7ih and I Sts. W. W.
S Oas Heatsng
S Stoves, $l.2o
Oniv CC0 of tLeee Gas Heating
Stove's o sell for 1.25, so delay
not in coming for vours. Will heat
ball or n.etiirm si7t-a room com-
0 tortably. Other Gas Heating Stores
and Radiators in great variety at
Washington Gas Light Co.,
413 lOtli St. X. W.,
Or Gas App Ex.. lUt N. Y. Ave
Bpccial price till
after Holidays, Ar
tificial Tcetn on
rubber plates, S5
per set natural,
fit. You cannot Ke!
better oven at Ugh.
cr price, uoia una
all modern materials used If desired.
EVAKS' DENTAL PARL0Rr
noC-Zino 1309 F t. dv.
Do you K.uivv uml yim can tjavc
The- idu riling. Evening and Sunday
Times the- only COMFLISTJ: news
pniHT nuLlisLt'd in W'ahluston
nerved to you by carrier for fifty
cents a mouth?