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ALEXANHBIA AFFAIRS
POLICE COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS
CONDUCT OF TWO OFFICERS.
John D. Gaines Dead?Miss Pettit Mar
ried to Frank Mickleback?
General News Items.
Special C<>rrr*|Kitnl<Mice of Tlie Evpnlng Stnr.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., July 22.
The policy nml precedents of the police
force in general and the conduct of two
officers in particular w> rc inquired into for
two hours by the boar*! of police commis
sioners at an adjourned meeting held last
evening. In the special case under consid
eration no decision w is reached, but from
expressions from some of the commission
ers after the long list of witnesses had been
questioned exhaustively it appeared that
the session has resulted in a better under
standing of the practices and methods in
vogue in the police department. All of the
members of the board were present when
the meeting opened at 8 o'clock with Mayor
Simpson presiding. By reason of the ab
sence of witnesses called to testify as to
the charges made by William Travers
against Lieut. Smith, that hearing was
postponed with the understanding that the
board would be called together at some
time in the near future.
Mayor Simpson then nsked the commis
sioners If they were ready to proceed with
an Investigation of the circumstances upon
which Commonwealth Attorney Brent. In
recent cases in the corporation court, based
a criticism of the conduct of Officers Lyles
and Arrlngton. Owing to the absence of the
latter officer, who was sick, it was suggested
that the matter be postponed, but upon the
mayor's explanation that the men were not
being tried under charges it was determined
to proceed. Mr. Brent, the first witness
called, stated that his testimony was based
upon tiie testimony of the officers them
selves to the effect that they had failed to
arrest a man. one Henry Wrenn, who con
fessed to having stolen property in his pos
session; that they had left the property in
ills possession and had relied solely upon his
word to have it delivered at the station
house several hours after they went off
duty.
Mr. Moncure's Views.
Mr. Richard C. L. Moncure, who had rep
resented Wrenn and Richard Burnett In
the recent cases In the corporation court,
was asked to explain his ground for the
statement he was reported to have made in
argument to the effect that the arrest of
the two men was a result of factional dis
cord on the police force. Mr. Moncure said
lie was Informed that a certain rivalry ex
isted between officers of the force, and that
it had been manifested in the circumstances
connected with the nrrest of his clients.
Recalling his reference in the corporation
court, he said he had not Intended to repre
sent the existence of a serious condition of
affairs, but had desired simply to direct at
tention to the effect In that particular case
of the rivalry between the officers.
Lieut. Smith stated that Officers Lyles
and Arrington had gone to work on the case
in the morning, but had failed, when he
called at Wrenn's place that afternoon, to
tell him of an agreement concerning the
delivery of the goods at the station house
that night. Being questioned as to the
policy of the force in regard to working up
cases, the lieutenant stated that when in
formation was received it was given to all.
and all alike were Instructed. He said it
was customary for officers in special cases
to continue their work after the time for
being relieved had been reached. Some
de tiers had been allowed to send stolen
goods to the station house and appear there
the m xt day without arrest, but the wit
ness declared that In a case like that In
point he would have put the man at once
under arrest. Sergt. Smith also told of the
practices "f the force in working up cases,
lie slid that In the case of stolen goods it
was often necessary to place more or iess
confidence in dealers In second-hand arti
cles. It was customary for officers acting
upon information given at tlie outset alike
to all to specially work up cases among
themselves until a consummation had beea
reached Officer Lyles told of the promise
In and officer Arrington had received from
Wrenn for the delivery of the goods and of
the capture of the negro charged with the
immediate theft. lie cited instances to
show that throughout the case he and his
felFow-patrolman had acted in accordance
with the customs of the force. Other wit
nesses examined were Wrenn, who was
brought from jail, and Burnett, who had
been acquitted on the same charge.
Notes.
Mr. John D. Gaines, a well-known resi
dent of the fourth ward, died last night
after a lingering illness at his home, 309
Soutii Patrick street. Mr. Gaines came to
this city from Fairfax several years ago,
and has been In declining health for some
time Several children survive him. He
was in the seventy-ninth year of his age.
The funeral will take place Sunday after
noon, and the remains will be interred in
Bethel cemetery.
By a decree entered in the United States
circuit court for the eastern district of
Virginia by Judge Wadtjill. sitting at Nor
folk. Mr. S G. Brent of this city was ap
pointed master in chancery to take and
state the account in the case of the Com
puting Scale Company of Cincinnati, Ohio,
against Jatr.es Kincheloe and H. Ashby
Thompson, trading as Kincheloe & Co. An
alleged infringement on a patent is involv
ed in the suit.
Miss Irerfe L. Pettit, daughter of Mrs.
James L. Pettit, and Mr. Frank Mickleback
of this city were quietly married at the
home of the bride's mother, corner of St.
Asaph and Orinoco streets, Wednesday aft
ernoon Rev. J. H. S. Ewell of the Meth
odist Protestant Church performed the cer
emony. They left for a northern bridal
trip.
A man named S> Walner was brought
here this morning from Washington by Of
ficer Lyles on a warrant charging him with
the larceny of a gold watch, valued at $80,
the property of Bertha Hvman. The case
will probably be tried in the police court
tomorrow morning.
AFTER CIRCLING THE GLOBE.
Return of Assistant Secretary Peirce to
Washington.
After a trip around the world which oc
cupied 1-H! days. Assistant Secretary Her
bert H. P Peirce of the State Department
and Mrs. Peirce have returned to Washing
ton. Mr. Peirce's trip was undertaken for
the purpose of conducting an investigation
into the affairs of the United States consu
lates and consular agencies In the several
countries he visited and of the legations at
Peking and Tokyo. The Itinerary included
Italy. Kgypt, India, the Straits Settlements
atid China and Japan. In all. he investi
gated conditions In twenty consulates, six
consular agencies and the legations at Pe
king and Tokyo.
Mr. 1 >eiri ?? expresses himself as highly
pleased with the result of his Inquiries, and
on the whole found matters In a satisfac
tory condition. Our consular officers, he says,
compare favorably with those of other na
tions. but they are not as well paid nor
are they as well equipped for the trans
action of the business of the consulates as
iire those of similar officers of other coun
tries. The investigation also developed that
there are features in the administration of
the offices which may be Improved, and
recommendations with a view to carrying
such Improvements into effect will be In
corporated in a report which Mr. Peirce will
miki to Secretary Hay.
At Shanghai Mr. Peirce made diligent In
quiries into tfie long-standing charges which
have been preferred against Consul General
John Goodnow, embracing among other
things alleged irregularity In the conduct
of his court, favoritism, etc., but declines
to make any statement regarding them at
this time His findings In the matter, in a
measure, will have a bearing on the ques
tion of the further retention of Mr. Good
now In office.
Anniversary of the Battle of Manassas.
A dispatch from Lurny, Va., last night
says: Rosser-Glbbons Camp of Confederate
Veterans of this place today celebrated the
forty-third anniversary of the battle of
Manassas. The exercises were held on a
lawn on the outskirts of the town, and the
crowd was addressed by S. T. Barton of
Winchester and Capt. R. S. Parks and Rev.
W. H. II. Joyce of Luray. Confederate
camps in several adjoining counties were
represented. A notable feature of the oc
casion was the singing by the old veterans
of "My Country. 'Tls of Thee." A number
of other patriotic songs were also ren
dered.
| Men's Silk Ncckwear; odds and ends 5/^c
j Women's Silk Mitts; iong and short 25c.
{ Women's Black Suede Lisle Two-clasp Gloves 7x/iC
J Women's Fast Black Hosiery 6^c,
?' Children's White Full Regular-made Hosiery. 5^c.
[Children's Fast Black Lacc Lisle Hosiery.... 9^4c.
[ Men's Fast Black Hermsdorf Dye Split-sole
j Socks 9lAc
; Men's Umbrellas 85c.
Large White Bed Spreads
In pretty designs: a <=
worth <a?c. Tw) ZL
to a customer *
Best Quality Capitol Win
dow Shades; several colors;
1414c.
a customer... /
Sft-Inch Cream Curtain
Scrim; pretty designs;
worth .V. yard; f=fz
10 yards to a II A/SC
customer M 7?^*
Best Quality Mosquito
Netting In sev
eral colors; 8-yd. x. (LDf*
pieces
Best quality 5-4 Colored
Oilcloth Rem- mIT /
5^^ .WOrth 77*%C
White Ruffled Swiss
Scarfs and Shams; Ap
pll<iue Scarfs and Lltho
graplied Pillow Tops;
Er?52?4c.
S^rT513-515-5!7 715 STT^
YOU CAN HAVE IT CHARGED"
r -J
Store Hours: 8 to 5; Saturdays Open Until 9 P.M.
The Greatest Shirt Sacrifice Ever Known!
The Highest Quality Shirts Away Below Cost!
The name sells the goods. And the prices!
Not merely reductions, but a literal lopping off
of about half the prices at which this identical
clothing is sold in every good store in the land.
Of course, many hundreds of men have come
for the suits since we placed them on sale, and
every hour sees an increase in the selling vol
ume.
2,000 suits In all?spring, sunr!= j
rimer and eariy fall weights, 2-p?ece ?
and 3-pJece suits, These elegant \
suits are in all the fabrics?wor- !
steds, cheviots, casst meres, etc.; j
every size from 33 to 50; single j
and double-breasted; all can be ?
fitted, the tall and the short, the '
stout and the thin. j
Lot 3?A large lot of
Men's White Neglige
Shirts that sold rapidly at
75c. to $1. Hundreds of
men will take advantage
of this extraordinary
proposition. Included are
fine white woven madras
shirts, mercerized shirts,
white Oxford cheviot
shirts?all high grades
and fine qualities. Choice,
49c.
Lot 4?These are $1.50
Shirts, part of the big lot
that comes to us every
year after July 15. As
these are a high-grade and
world-renowned make,
never reduced in price, the
maker has removed the
name label. You'll recog
nize the high quality at a
glance. It's a wonderful
offering ? these $1.50
Shirts at 59c.
Lot 5?Here are the
highest grades of shirts
sold at $1.50, $2 and $2.50
?all beautifully pleated,
and if we could advertise
the name the department
would be crowded in a
jiffy. The maker has re
moved the name label, but
the superb quality is still
there. These $1.50. $2
and $2.50 Shirts at 69c.!
Lot 1?Men's 50c. Neg
lige Shirts, made of cord
ed madras (150 in the lot
all told). But bear in
mind there are only sizes
14 and 14.V2, and it will be
necessary to respond
promptly if you wish to
share in the sale that saves
you half the usual ruling
price for these good qual
itv shirts.
Lot 2?2,000 Neglige
Shirts at a fraction of cost
to make. Shirts worth
75c. for 39c.! It's an
event that will create the
greatest enthusias m.
These elegant Neglige
Shirts at this sensationally
small price are made of
fine striped madras, cord
ed madras, fancy Oxfords,
figured madras ;, some
pleated percales in the lot.
Will buy the Famous Schloss
Bros. Co. Suits that were
made to sell! up to $20.
Tomorrow von can take your choice from all the shirfs in the department selling at $1.75 for $1. In view of the fact that Neglige
Shirts can be worn the year through this is a.most extraordinary offer, and many men will buy for months to come. All these shirts are
made of finest imported shirtings; plain and pleated; cuffs attached and detached.
Will buy the Finest Schioss
rmade Suits intended to sell
from $22,50 to $27.50.
All Men's Straw Hats sold up to $3.50?$1.60
All Men's Straw Hats sold up to $2.25?$115
Choice of any Boy's Straw Hat?25c.
Children's Sailors sold at $1?50c.
//J\ Y\' Notwithstanding every effort is being made to close out and reduce stocks prior to stock-taking, this I \
JU K V skirt-buying opportunity was so extraordinary and the price concessions so great that we could not refuse /j <
to take advantage of it. A big maker's entire stock of summer-weight and wash skirts, 2,200 in all, will be
r placed on sale tomorrow at these tempting prices:
India Linen, P. X. and J A sample lot of Black Lot of Fine Black Bril- Beautiful Voile Skirts, Fxquisite Tan, Gray
White Duck Skirts, hand- and Brown Brilliantine liantine and Cheviot exquisitely trimmed with and Cream Fancy Voile
somely designed with fine and Cheviot Skirts; match Skirts, mostly samples; silk novelty braid; some Skirts, with silk drop
lace inserting, embroid- bands and covered but- one and two of a kind; trimmed with silk bands; skirt; beautifully trimmed
ery and strapped bands; tons forming yoke effect; qualities sold usually up to blue and black; sold at with bands of taffeta:
value high as $7.98; in sale up to $8 value? $10?- $10.98? skirts that have sold at
at . $14*08?
For the Saturday selling we have added to
the already full and complete display several i
hundreds of the season's newest and prettiest j
creations in waists, making the assortment bet
ter than ever. Tomorrow should be the great- ?
est waist-selling day of the season. J
Lot of Good Quality Waists, white and /f\\
colored, none or which has ever sold under .
II. Clean Sweep Trice Qj'
All the Fine White Waists that have /?7 .p. '
sold at $1.50? Madras. White Lawns, In- ' /fl j)
dia Linons, &c.; all new and very desir;.- // J
ble styles ^ f
All the White Waists that have sold /7"V\ Q)
up to this time at many elegant '
styles and materials; cholcc in the sale ^
Choice from all the finest White rflo r?j /r^ '
Lawn Waists that have sold high as II ' Jj ([ Y) J1
$3.98; many exquisite effects to ~jty II /f J
choose from t
Men's Tan Russia and Patent
Colt Oxfords; also Button Ox
fords, straight and po-tay lasts;
welted soles; values (Ji'T) A([])
S3 50 to $5 V&.W
Women's Turn Oxfords;
patent leather and kid tips; E?/f>
Cuban heels; very stylish; QuU
worth $3.50 ^
Misses' and Children's Pat
ent Leather and Kid Bow Qp
Strap Sandals; very dainty;
worth $1.50
Misses' and Children's Barefoot San
dals at these special prices;
S'zes 5 to 8 - - - 69c.
Sizes 8% to 11 - - 79c.
Sizes 111154 to 2 - $11.00
Men's Casco Calf Lace Shoes;
heavy walking soles; two distinct
lasts; every pair worth $1.95
Our Unsurpassed "Marvel" line of
Misses' and Children's Shoes; all up-to
date; button and lace; patent leather
and kid tips; specially priced.
Sizes 5% to 8- -$1.00
Sizes 8k to 111 - $1.25
Sizes SI54 to 2 - $1.50
Lot of Misses' Stylish Patent
Leather Lace Shoes; turn soles
and spring heels; shoes positively
worth $1.75; Clean
Sweep price *
to P.m. 100 celebrated "Victor"
TP r J ry Sawknives, exactly like illustra
11 omor= m 1 tion> win be sold for the 4 hours
row - - - ? tomorrow evening at 7c. instead
of its real worth, 25c. It is
full 15 inches long, with blade 10 inches long. One edge knife,
the other a saw. Best tempered^ and polished steel. One to a
buver and none delivered or sent C. O. D.
Thousands of choice bargains in the Boys' Clothing Department
and at prices that will insure an immediate closing out of the stocks
Read these:
Boys' Double - breasted Boys' Bleated Waists ?? IT /
Norfolk. Sailor Blouse and "ft T)/n\ anJ Blouses; selling at I
Bussian Blouse Suits; al- 25c. usuallj U
ways sold up to $4
Boys' Finest Suits, in serges, cheviots
and mixtures; Norfolks,
double - breasted sailor
blouEe and Russian blouse; >5,^ yfj
sell up to $7.98 ^
Boys' Sailor Blouse Wash Suits; plain
and stripes; piques, cham- yd (Hi
brays, natural linens, etc.; >) II c4l-;y'
sell up to $4.98 ^
Boys' Russian Blouse Wash ,o,Q
Suits; selling regularly up to
Boys' Well-made and Stylish
Pauntleroy Waists; sell at 85c.
Boys' Wash Knee Bants ?
?sold usually at 25c.; || >
clearance price II ^
Boys' "Brownie" Overalls,
strongly made of best denim,
going for
Gray and White Stripe Taffeta
Silk W'aists; extremely smart and
up to date; sell at $6.98; also cool
and filmy White China Silk Waists
that sell regularly up to $4.98;
beautifully designed front, collar
and cuffs, with finest Valenciennes
lace inserting and clus
ters of tucks. A crowd- fi /n\Q
winner at ^
Women's Taffeta Silk Underskirts, In
various colors; finely ac- /to/-TV /o.<T?
cordlon plaited and ruffled;
$0.1)8 usually *4**2oy\J>
Women's Blue and Black Brilliantine
Bathing Suits, prettily
trimmed with red and fl /rt.
white braid; regular price,
Women's Blue and Black Brilliantine
Bathing Suits, tastefully
trimmed with white braid ? rfTvO
in pretty designs; $4.98
value ^
One of surprising leaders in
the Clean Sweep Clearance?
Women's Well-made Shirt Waist
Suits, of good quality batiste, in
many pretty styles, both light and
dark effects; all sizes; these suits
arc excellent values at $1.98; the
Clean Sweep Clearance
puts the price down to... ^ VC.
Beautiful Shirt-waist Suits, made of
finest white India linons, natural linens,
dotted madras, etc.. some handsomely
designed with hemstitched tucks and
box pleats, some with strapped seams
and bias bands, natural linen with
tucks edged with piping of red; every
suit Is tailored In the highest-class man
ner, and most of them were
made to sell and have al- jrfto
ways sold at take ^ 11
your choice now at ***
Boys' Linen Crash Knee
Pants; regularly sold at Site
Rubifoam for the Teeth
Dandarine
Pasteurine Tooth Paste
Roger & Gallet's Soaps
Roger & Gallet's Poudre de Riz
Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet Soap (small)
Java Rice Powder
Dorin's Theater Rouge
Amolin Deodorant Powder
Hand Sapolio
Colgate's Violet Toilet Water
Pears' Glycerine Soap (scented)
Superior Bay Rum
Dr. J. Parker Prav's Diamond Nail Enamel
La Blache Face Powder
Dr. Charles' Flesh Food
Toilet Paper; 2 rolls for
Cuticura Resolvent
"Baby" Rubber Sponges '
Quantity of above to each buyer limited
Boys' White Duck Knee
Pants that sell usually at 50c...
Boys' Good Quality Wool
Knee Pants; value positively
3->c
Boys' Blue Serge Knee Pants
?blue cheviot and fancy chev
iot
Boys' Fine Sailor Blouse
Wash Suits; values up to ...
Boys' Russian Blouse Wash
Suits; many fancy styles; sell
at $1.49
Boys' Sailor Blouse Wash
Suits that sell regularly at 98c.
Boys' Sailor Blouse Wash
Suits, sold usually at 79c
Boys' Nearly Striped Office
Coats; regular price, 50c
Youths' Slants m the Salle. i
All Youths' Long Pants Suits All Youths' Long Pants Suits J
that sell up to $9.00? that sell up to $15.98? ?
A choice and handsome
lot of Women's stylishly
trimmed Hats if* 'many
exquisite effects; values
positively as high as
$10.00
Women's and Chil
dren's Trimmed Hats
In many styles and
kinds; all extremely de
sirable; values as high
as $5.00?
Table of Untrlmmed
Hats in many desirable
styles and kinds; have
Bold high as $2.00?
Lot of Children's Well-made Dresses ?
that sell regularly at ?Sc., made of ex- ?
eel lent quality madras, ginghams and 2
percales; sixes 4 to 14 years; some are X
suspender dresses with white India Unen
bodices; five styles in all;
choice from these 9Sc. dresses ?
In the Clean Sweep Sale at ?
Newest shades ? In
green silk "Midget"
Ties; special for Satur
d*y?
Lot of Women's Wide
White Duck Belts for
Saturday reduced to
50 dozen fine Turnover
Collars; several styles;
made to sell at 25c.?
Infants' Long and Short .
Slips; made of fine and soft I
materials; 25c. value 1

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