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. THJ-JSViJNrNG: TIMES, WNESDAT, AUGUST 21... 1895.
Lansburgh & Bro.
Take Advantage. ,
This will possibly
be the last shot at
Silks. This ought to
close them out in a
hurry. Take advan
tage of our offer.
Pongee Silk, lc yd.
Regular price. 29c.
Black Japanese Silk,
Ljons Dye, worth
27 in. Black and Col
ored Japanese Silk,
For 49c yard.
27 in. Gaufre Crepe
(striped), worth $1
For 59c yard.
75c Printed India
. 50c yard.
$1.00 "Printed India
t20, 422, 424, 426 7th St.
EDUCATION FOR KRAI. LIFE
FOK SONS AM) DAUGHTERS.
Tlio Spencerian Business College,
Rational Rink or the Republic "Building,
cor. 7th and I) im Dayandiilght.
Id the National Capital and throughout the
country , la a housel'old word, associated
with thorough business training and a
The tiilrlj -first scholastic ear of this
popular institution 1eglns llonila , Sep
teniber 2, 1895. File detriments, viz.:
Practical business. Including cimiplete
bookkeeping course, English, rapid cal
culations, rapid writing, moral and social
dlture, Delsjrtc" sjRtciu of expression,
civics, political economy and coiiuiu rclal
law. Practical English, Willi liillrunrv.
bookkeeping. Shorthand and Tjpewrltlng,
including English; Siiencerian Rapid Writ
iit;, Medi.iuic.il and Agricultural Drawing.
Full corps of thoroughly trained teachers.
Spaeioas, brilliantlj lighted, handsome
halls and classrooms. Sen ice of gradu
ates alnavs in dunand Terms moderate,
but no competition mth cheap schools.
Tho leading business men of Washington
v, ere trained in this college, and send tiicir
sons and daughters and candidates for
employment hire for training.
Tills college received from tlie World's
Columbl-in commission, a diploma for
"Excellence of Students' Work" In all of
tho above departments.
Office open oery business day and
Dight, on anil after Monday. August It?.
Write or call for new annual announce
ment. MRS. SAKA A. SPENCER,
Principal an IProprktur.
BALL DId at Providence Hospital,
August 20, at 1-30 a. in., Capt. Mottrom
M. Ball, C. S. A., aged fifty-eight years,
latepf Fairfax county, Va.
Notlc of funeral hereafter.
WOMAN AT THE STATION.
Tlio llair.iuonmii lias h Poor Idea of
Hit IIUNlnefw Qualities).
"Women have as little Idea of business
Is cats," observed a baggage smasher In
an expansive mood the other day. "They
come down here ni d they expect us to terd
to Iheni and their trunks right off. no mat
ter how many people are ahead of 'cm.
An they can't see why we won't do it,
neither. One of 'cm came down here liie
other day and says to me: "I want my
trunk right off.' 'Have ou a cluck for it,
ma'am?' tas I. 'Of course not, says the.
I want you to check it for me.' 'How can
yon identify 11, ma'am?" says I 'You have
to have a check of some sort to make sure
that the transfir company's brought the
right trunk 'Well, I guess I ooght to
know my own trunk she says 'It's sure
to be the biggest one In the plate, and It
has A. B C. on one end and X. T. City
on the other, and it's lock isn't a bit like
most trunk locks, and ' "lo you see
yonr trunk anywhere round here, ma'am?'
I asked. 'No, I don't,' she says 'The
fact is, it Isn't down here yet, but I want
you to send It after me, yon know.' And,
If yon'II belieTe It, that -woman couldn't
understand why I wouldn't do it She
stood there and argued the thing with me
for nearly half an hoar, keeping a lot of
other folks walling." From which it
"would appear that, like most everything
else, baggage smashing has Its "other
Tou'll read tlio Morning Times, if
you mint all tlie nevra!
1'iirtlciilarn of Jhimu'm Court.
Some interesting particulars, concerning
the court of Japan are given by a writer
In the Revue des Revues, who lias recently
been on a .isit to Toklo. The emperor
Mutsu HIto, who Is now thirty-three years
or age, has powerfully contributed to the
Introduction of European manners and cus
toms among his people, and in this he has
been cordially seconded by the Empress
Hoyo Sania, to whom he was married
Hi 1880. Only two ycarsafteriheirmarrlage
she allowed herself to be drawn through'
the streets of the Japanese capital in an
open carriage, which followed one In which
her husband was seated, and In 1690 slio
positively dared to sit side by side with her
husband In the same carnage. Consider
ing that former enmrc-sses were never, un
der any. circumstances, allowed to brave
the public gaze, the amount of courage
necessary to accomplish such a feat was
considerable. The empress formerly wore
the Ja pa nce nn tloa.il costume, but she no w
dresses like a fashionable lady from Tarls
or London. The adopt lot of the European
costume, ho wever, was no easy matter, for
no one of the rank of a, dressmaker was al
lowed to approach the imperial person.
The difficulty was got over lay finding a
young lady of the same height and build
as her majesty, so that the process of being
measured could be gone through by proxy.
London Dally News.
You'll rend tbe Morning Times. If
jroa, want all tbe nowat
Wliere lit? iH?n
FEMININE AFTERNOONS ABE
THE LATEST IT EESORTS.
Loose Gowns, Drinks and Gossip
Are Their 'Charm, and
"Consider me dead for the next two
months," is the notice which Ruskln serves
upon his friends when there's a. new book
"Consider rue asleep for the next two
hours," is the laughing command of the
summer woman as she gathers up her
dilazza embroideries of a hot afternoon
and slips Inside the long glass windows.
"You may acht, you may golf, jou may
cycle, if jou please, but as for me I'm
asleep, and that' all there is or hi"
All, except, that the other women soon
trip after the ieadir, leading the men to
RtroII away to hammock shades or take
on energy enough for a fishing excursion,
or a lonelier country jaunt. Meanwhile to
their cool ro-jnis the summer woman hies
but for sleep? Ah, no! They are not going
to waste the smiling mid summer hours so
Here is too rare a time for gentle gossip
and winter plan.
A whole trunkful or light, delicate
gowns, unfohled, apparemlv unsorted,
and Jumbled Into a pretty mass, was
opened bj a new maid at liar Harbor a
neck ago. "WHV mademoiselle wear one
of these morning gowns to-daj?"
"No," said mademoiselle, shutting down
the lid quickly. "Those are boudoir dresses
for my room In the afternoon. Never
by any chance get them mixed ivilh my
morning or evening dresses."
DREAMS OF COOLNESS.
As there are positively no men allowed
iii 9f s. h siV sLV P Kf fsLiBBrjr gyAtjff syji
Tlio TIoites nt the Narrnganselt "Boudoir Afternoon."
at these afternoon gatherings, when mad
emoiselle and madamc entertain their
fair friends, the conventional tight gown
which men are supposed to admire, but
which they really desiise.is thrown aside,
and the mysterious trunk ope-ned. Ont
of It is pulled a riblxin. This Is shaken until
a ruffle of lace follows it. Soon there ap
pears a sleeve, then a waist and skirt, and
now the whole lies upon the floor in a
fluffy , delicate mass. It Is plcke-d up by tho
maid, perfumed, shaken free from wrinkles,,
bat never prisscd, and it is them an Ideal
No prettier dreger In ber room was eer
sen than Mrs. Chatrield-Taylor. She is
young enough and pretty enough to wear
anything, but she chooces tho most dell,
cate colors as all room gowns should bo
chosTj and she combines them with the
ON A YACHT.
Thro was a very delightful afterroon
given not long ago aboard a very fine
yacht. Th afternoon was In the cabin,
from which flu men were debarred. Tho
ladies, of whom tliere were halt a, dozen
aboard the jacht, arrived in very pretty
filmy gowns of ribbon and other light
airy trimmings, and after drinking a
"cup" of some tort, very cool, fragrant
and winiy In appearance, they chatted
for an boar and then were off for their
tiny yacht apartments for a charge of
dress for dinner.
These In-the-room afternoons were begun
triLs summer at Long Branca. A gncrt at
one of the large hotels thought It a pretty
way of entertaining. Itwas a very hot dav
tovlsitlnafcotclrcom.ncd after the gne'ts
arrived, the maid was busy for an hoar
looking up ber EHslrers'loorc boudoir robes
for the suffocating ladies, and not until
oil were attired In loose, easy drrsres were
they comfortable!. "Why not wear onr
boudoir drrarcs and cover them wit opera
canes next time?" suggested one woman in
the party. "And why cot inaugurate tbe
afternoons by coming to my cottage to
morrow precisely at 2 olcock. 1 1 ball have'
ices and cool drinks and wo can all em
broider and cbat?3
One of the- neceseary features of a curtoru
of Una kind is much fine dressing. A. New
York dressmaker, who makes a r pecialty of
boudoir- dresses , rays she has received
orders for no lefff than twenty-five filmy
robes, nil different, each one to be mora
beautiful than the last, and all to bo cent
home by August 20, as on that date there
will be a very dressy boudoir afternoon In
a large cottage on tho Elberonrnad.
That much-discussed young woman. Mis
Fair, has unique Ideas for room dresses
She gets np a kind that would do for any
occasion They; are made utter a pattern
which has no sleeves at an, yet it is not in
least like a Japanese kokomo. Its back Is
full and flowing. Its-sides fit the .figure,
but the sleeves are a very long atrip ofma
tcrlal put Into the armholc like a sleeve,
but wrapping around the arm in a large,
deep fold that cavers tho hands or may be
pushed back to the elbows. The striped
gowns of this kind arc "llgcre." and the
silk and lace ones "robes " So much fot
a distinction without much difference.
"Children are not the only ones that tat
wear their arms uncovered In the da time,
Joyfully declared an heiress whose plump
pretty arms are the delight of her liodice
maker, "for we can and do wear our arm!
uncovered every day of our lives every
afternoon" It is the fashion at the very
comfortable boudoir afternoons to have
only a shoulder puff for a sleeve.
ENTERTAINING THE JEROME 818
The two sisters of Lndy Randolph Church
ill, Mrs. "Jack" Leslie and Mrs. Frewen,
were entertained at a seashore cottage the
other day by a v c ry clever hostess who chose
an "afternoon" for thcm.-"As they are In
deej) mourning, many guestscould not be In
vited, nod as the hostess had a house party,
the drawing room could not lie given up to
an "afternoon" for her women friends So
several connecting rooms and boudoirs were
thrown together, and here came the ladles
of the surrounding country, driving up In
Yktorias and alighting with as stately
grace as though going to a Patriarchs' ball
The hostess reieied her guests at the
door of her lwudoirln a very beautiful robe
with WntUau plait at front ami back and
immense chiffon puffs of pale pink for
sleeves, while the gown ltoelf was rose
color. Mrs l.cshe and Mrs Frewen wore
respectively white lace draped over blaek
and blaek gauze oer white crepe clolh. No
Jewelry of any kind appeared at the"artcr-
noon," nnd'after a long, cozy chat and idle
pulling of crewel through prclty tapestries
the ladles separated and went home In
Debutante wno wish to do things a little
more brilliantly than any one chc darken
their rooms by pulling down Venetian
blinds. Most Tf the summer cottage rooms
are fumMicd with light metal rans that
run by electric power, cooling the air.
These fans are concealed behind pots or
growing flowers, and so the 'lowered blind
does not suffocate the guests The delicate
lamp-light is then turned on, and there is
a little music. After cooling- drinks the
joung guests troop down the stairway,
lake to their carriages and go home won
dering that It Is only dinner time and
whether they have not cheated the day by
planning au evening entertainment
As there is no wind but blows somebody
good, It, may lie told that these afternoon
are great windfalls to young artistes who
waut to find their way to fashionable
favor, nnd who write to ask that they be
allowed to sing, to recite or to play at
some "afternoon," and who always go
Lome with a check as well as with compli
ments of the hostess, for the music and
recitations are sure to be good.
And the modiste rejoices, for it brings
her trade from an unexpected quarter
right in the dullest season, while the caterer
finds his staff employed at the idle hour of
The only ones who do not fancy these
boudoir innovations are the men who plead
that they be allowed to drop in for their
are far plcasanter without the beaux, the
belles declare, for there Is a chance for the
choice morsel of gossip and the learning
of a new stitch in fancy work, such as the
men, were they present, would either
frown down or laugh at heartily,
"The coffee is richer. In color this' morn
ing than usual," remarked the typewriter
"There were heavy rains np the river
yesterday, and toe water is muddy." ex
claimed the star boarder." Pittsburg
Miss BottlePolUVf i.uth Washington
has returned after a 'month's vacation
anions relatives inrFfcderk-ksbaig, Va.
Mrar Molllc Reed qod her daughter, Miss
Fannie, will leave. tolay for Colonial
Beacb. - -"iaa
Miss Louise Ricer)(WlJI leave to-day for;
Chnmbersburg, Pa., where she will visit
relatives, returning about the last of Septem
ber. jt- t '
'Mrs. Miller, orSeventh street southwest,
has returned, from an extensive tour
Misses Mollle and Annie Patton, nt Mary
landare visiting Mis Fogle, of south B
Misses Anna and Lizzie Gloss, of C street,
are visiting relatives in Maine.
Misses Elizabeth and Alice Ball, who have
been spending the summer at Colonial
Bench, returned to-day.
Mr. Leon Pact) left on Monday for a
month's visit at Atlantic" City
Miss Bertha Vogt has gone to Atlantic
City to spend the conilng two vre,ks
Miss Edith Hoffman, who has N'en spend
ing the summer in Southern Maryland,
returned home- on Monday.
Miss BeU Ball Is visiting relatives at,
Outetville, Va., and will not return until
late In September.
Mr. John Fogel Is spending the summer
at ChantUly, Va.
Mrs. Fritz Wassmann and Mrs. Miller, of
F street southwest, leave, to-day for New
York, where they will aiiend toe coming
Miss Margaret Voigt, who has been trav
eling In Euroe for the past six months,
will return the last of this month.
Mlsa"s Anna, Mjy and Nora Melton are
visiting friends in the mountains of Vir
ginia. Mr. 8. E. Cramer, who has been visiting
relatives in New York, will return this week.
Miss Lucy News, who has been visiting
relatives in Washington, will return to her
home in Virginia to-morrow.
Mr. Williams Faultier Is at Colonial
Beach, and will remain until the middle
Mr. Edwin BurkhTid and a party of
friends are camping at, Colonial Beach.
Mr. William H. M'cfc.niley and Miss
Susan Rebecca Goiddn were quietly mar
ried this morning at 10 o'clock by the J
Rev. Mr. Williams, of Christ Church Mr.
William II MtC.iuley Js the sou of the
late Thiodoie F. MiCjuIc-y, a prominent
merchant, of E.Tt Washington, and Miss
Cioidou the daughteftut Joseph T Gordon,
an old resident of tlilscjtyf
The- bride Avas, handsomely attired in a
tra cling gown of blue nnd gray clotlu
trimmed in brccadee) talln.und luce, with
fiat to match.
Mr. William D. fj'ari;, of Brooklyn, X.
Y , acted as Ileal man. The bride was
given away by her eldest brother, Mr.
James A Cordon, lhe happj couple de
parted on an earlytrjiln for an c-xtended
tour through New Ye.rk, Boston, NJjrra-gau-d,
and Newport Mr. and Mrs.
William U. McCauley will be pleased to fee
II.' Ir friends after Keplember 0, at No
b21 C street loutlicast.
Miss Zilda Rollins, of Lawhatire, has
lvn Msitlng friends in Prince George's
Miss Daisy Dutrow has returni-d from
Baltimore, where she has lieeu pursuing an
advanced collerloto course.
Mr. nnd Mrs. I'. F. Droop and daughter
Agns hate relurresd fro-n the Hot Springs
and will 8iHnd the balance of the heated
t"nu at their country seat near RockMlle,
The friends oT Miss Mamie Fester, who
has he-en ill for lhe past two months, will
be pleas-cd to know that she Is lapidly re
covering, and will, the latter lart of
August, start for a irip to lhe Blue Hltlge
Mountains, accompanied by her Lurse
and Miss Joschpiue O'llare, of "East
Mr. D. P. O'llare, of lhe Land Office,
left Sunday ceiling for.i couple of wicks'
outing to St. Ge-orge's Island.
Miss Margaret Mills, daughter of the
late Surgeon and Brevet Briagdie'r-General
Madison Mills, U. S. A., was married yes
terday morning at 8.10 o'clock, at the
residence of her brother-in law. Major
Imnwoody, U. S. A.to Mr. William Find
lay Shugcrt, of Bcllcronte, Pa.
Rev. Albert R. Stuart performed the
ceremony, which was wltnesscil only
by the bnde'S sister, Mrs Brewer, widow of
the late Dr. Brewer, U. S. A., and Miss
The bride wore a hardsome traveling
gownr and immediately after the cere
mony Mr. and Mrs. Shugcrt left for Nan
tucket, where they will tiiend their honey
Upon their return, in several weeks' time,
they will make their home in this city.
Miss Bunt, of South Bend, Ind , is the
guest of Miss Conleo, of Le Droit Park.
Mr. Eugene Gough returned yesterday
from Colonial Beacb.
Mr. Charles D. Church will leave to-day
for Ocean Grove.
Mr. Charles Gurlpjr, jeft on Monday to
Join the family of his brother, Mr. William
Miss Louise Maxwill Is , visiting Miss
Head at Bailey's Cross lioails.
Gen. S. S. Biirdcttefl? spending the month
at Cariln Springs. '" '
Mrs. Conover and, family, of B street,
are.at Colonial Beach for the balance of
the summer. '
Mr. P. W. Gibbon and wife left the city
yesterday for dn extended trip North. They
will visit Philadelphia, LaiKdowne, Cape
May, Atlantic City.8am and New York.
Mr. Richard Harding Davis is spending
some time at Buzzard's Bay, having gone
tliere In order to gather material for some
Col. and Mrs. Marshall MacDonald and
Miss Bose MacDonald are at present en
Joying a stay in the Adirondack.
Mrs. K.Botsiser nnd her daughter, Mrs. W.
M. Deulerman, and children are at At
Miss Helen IL Gould win not allow ber
hones or carriages lo be used for'pleasure
Ion Sunday at RoXfWry, where she is at
present- . -
On Monday evening Mr. Blocker Banks
gave a .dinner party, at Bar Harbor in
honor of. ex-Secretary Whitney, Secretary
Lamont, Gov. Morton, and othr prominent
parsonages who are at thi resort at pres
ent. The dinner waa given at the Xebo
Clubhouse, where fourteen guests were
Mr. James O. Blaine, Jr., gave a luncheon
at the Kebo Valley Club on Friday Iaar-v
Mr. waiter Dam roach, was ono of the
Mrs. Daniel Lamont and the Misses Fuller
took part In a sheet and pillow case party
last week at Sorrento.
The German Ambassador and Baroness
Tbielnienn have left Berkeley, where Ihey
have spent the season so far, and are now
at Lenox, where they have taken a cot
tage for the nuuirun season
Baron von Kcttler and Baron Hermann
arc at the Curtis House, Lenox, for the
A reception and bail were given last
night as Bar Harbor In honor of the offi
cers of the While Squadron, which arrived
there on Monday. The. ball was given at
the Kebo Valley Club House.
Ex-Secretary Whitney gave a dinner last
week In honor of his sister In law, Mrs.
Henry Whitney, at Bar Harbor. Admiral
Uinhur, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damroscb
were among the guests on that occasion.
The Turkish minister gavo it. farewell
dinner at Bar Harbor last week before
leaving for Newport. Gov. and Mrs. Mor
ton were among the guests.
IN NEBRASKAlm TIME
Another Train Held Up and the
Bobbers Make Their Game.
Tlio Engineer Opens tlio Ttirottleiuid
SiieedM Away ltapldly Before l"a-
noiisens Could Bo Molested.
Gohtenburg, Neb, Aug. 21. The Union
Pailfic train No. 8, the east-bound over
kind flyer, arrived here at 3:10 this morn
ing, with the passengers in astate"ofgreat
excitement, tbe express car shattered by
dynamite and riddled with bullets and the
trainmen badly scan-d. The- train was
held up and robbed by bandits )n a cut
half way lietwcen Brady's Island and this
place at l o'clock this morning.
The train was dekijed about two hours.
The robbers flagged thetrain.and when it
stopped they cut off the engine and or
dered the engineer to accompany them to
the express car. He was ordered to ojien
the car with a crowbar, but failed. The
robbers then exploded several dynamite
cartridges against the car door, blowing
it open and reducing the express messenger
to submission. The safe was also blown
open and its contents taken. It is nut known
what booty they secured.
The roMiers, when they took the en
gineer from his engine, left the fireman on
board unguarded. He took advantage of
his liberty to pull open the throttle, and
started for this place as fast as the erglne
would go. When the bandits saw theloco
iiiiitl'.c disappearing they nallzed that as
sistance would soon be on band, and they
hurneq I along wjth their work, which
was not so thorough as it would otherwise
have-teen. They undoubtedly overlooked
much tn'uatlc express matter.
Uiioii tbe arrival of the firemen with the
engine at this -mint a pese was hastily
organized and rett-rned to the cei,e of
the robbery. The road agents had dis
appeared, howcer, and the train was
brought into Gothenburg, leaving the
pose to wait daylight lie fore taking up
the trail of the roblier. It Is Lelleved they
are few in number as they would not
othciw 1st; have left the firennn unguarded
Asido from rearing the passengers by
voll'ys of pistol shots, no one on the train
was hurt or molested. Tlio express mes
s"nger refutes to makS any statement as
to the extent or the robbery and the train
men know nothing. Tlw posrc which is
In pursuit of th? robbers is well armed and
thoroughly acquainted with the country,
ami it is consld"red certain that tre ban
dits will b captured or killi! during the
nxt twenty-four-hours. The train pro-c-e-dttl
eastward nt 4 o'clock, and will ar
rh a a tOinaha between noon and 1 o'clock.
Hint BODY NOT FOUND.
S-ureli for Miss Burnley ' Hetlialns
The body of Ruth Bursley, who was
dron ned" Monday night from the steamer
Macalester, while returning to Washing
ton from Marshall Hall, has not yet been
The crew of the police sieamcr Joe Black
burn, were busy all day yesterday off
Bryan's Point, the place where tlie young
lady is supposed to haveeone down, drag
ging for the body.
The process of dragging the bottom of
the river was very difficult, as the water
off Bryan's Point is from twenty-five to
thirty feet deep In addition to tlie police
steamer the bateau which Is generally
used for dragging was at work.
No trare, however, of the body was
round, and the illaekbnm returned to the
lity about 8 30 o'clock last night. A
man was detailed to remain In the Tkmity
of the accident and patrol the beach all
night, to take charge of the remains should
It wash ashore or come to the surface of
the rii. er.
The police boat started for the scene of
the acident again this morning, and tbe
search will be vigorously continued until
the body is recovered. Up to a late hour
this afternoon the body hod not been recov
ered. Mnrrlaso Licenses.
Licenses to marry have been issued as
Chastln West and Annie Campbell.
William Jackson and Addle Virginia.
W. II . McCauley and Susanna U. Gordon.
David Green, Jr., and MaudL. Fox.
blc-plien Leverone and Katie Trilllg.
Andrew Wall and Carrie Jones.
Frank Graf fain and Grace Krezmarz.
W. E. Dalton nnd Georgle J. Waller,
bothof Carolinecounly, Vn.
John G. Warren und Elanore L. Mulere.
Harry O'Neill nnd Cora G. KnhUrt.
John A. Drawbaitgh and Gertrude Ise
man. Re-ibcn U. nenderson and Delia Jones.
William E. Pomeroy, of Westmoreland
county, Va , and Emma L. Humphrey.
Think 910,000 Will Do.
Celesttoe McKcrnen is suing the Rock
Creek Railway Company for $10,000 for
Injuries received on July 20 while attempt
ing to alight from one of the company's
cars. She alleges that while stepping from
a car at the corner of Fifteenth and C
streets it was suddenly started, and she vvas
thrown violently to the ground, sustain
ing severe injuries.
Held for tbe Grand Jury.
Frederick Hucston, the patent medicine
fakir, who was arrested hf Detectives Car
ter and Gallagher yesterday "for EeTBng
a worthless imitation of a proprietary
medicine, as told in Monday's Momtmr
.Times, was tried in tho police conrr Before
Judge Mills this afternoon and held for
the grand Jury In $600 bonds.
tbathas been the most popular of the season at FIFTY CENTS. It Is of pure silk. In ez
The Bon M&rche,
311 AND S16 SEVENTH ST. N. W.
Preaent Trial Willie Followed by
" Another Charge of knrrler. "
Important TratlmorrjriBrougtit Out by
tbe Examination of One of Ills
y iledlciil Instructor!
Ban Francisco, Aug.- 21 From a trust
worthy source it was learned that no matter
what is accomphshed by the present trial
It Is intended to bring Durrant before a
Jury on thechargeofkiUingMinnle Williams.
This course will be pursued even if Dur
rant should be found guilty of the murder of
Blanche Lamont. The idea of the prosecu
tion in doing that would provide against the
possibility of tlie supreme court granting a
new trial in the Lamont case. It is even
probable that the district attorney would
Much speculation has been indulged in
as to tbe nature of the alibi Durrani's
counsel expect to present to" the Jury to'
combat the evidence now in the bands of
the prosecution. From hints that have been
dropped, it appears that the records of
tbe Cooper Medical College will form the
basis for tbe attack on the testimohy of
Mrtln Quinlan.'Mrs. Le-akc, and others.
The reionjs are the rolls of Dr. William
F. Cheney's class at the college. Durrant
was o ne of a class of seventy-seven students
who attended Dr. Cheney's lectures. The
rolls show show tliat he" was present at the
lecture delivered at tbe college on the after
noon of April 3, at-the precise hour that
the prosecution claims he enteral Emanuel
Church with Blanche Lamont
Dr Cheney's lecture hour Is from 310
to 4.30 o'clock, and tbe roil of students
Is not called until the close of the lecture
O n this occasion, tlie doctor sajs. his lecture
was a little shorter than usual and that be
may hae ordered the roll called as early
as 4.20 o'clock. II Durrant was present
and answered to his name, then he could
not have betu at the church with Blanche
Dr. Cheney considered lhe point so im
portant that he spent two days in tryiur
to determine the truth, or falsity of the facts
as shown by the roll. The & enty seven
members of the class were taken into his
private office one by one and Interrogated
as tow hether they had remarked Durrani's
presence at the lecture, whether they had
heard him answer when his name was
called, and whether they had answered
for him. To the last two interrogatories
Ihey all answered in the negative. Some
were under the impression that Durrant
had attended the lecture, but none were
Dr Cheney's investigation brought i-ul
odc important fact. It was on April 10
Durrani went to a student, Edward F
Glascr, and asked for the holes of Dr. Che
ney's lecture delivered the- afternoon of the
3d. The prosecution looks upon this as
proof that Durrant cUdnntattcndthe'eeturc,
,for had he done so. he would have made his
DAUGHTEHS OF LIBERTY.
Convention Will Conclude Till
The twenty-eighth annual National
Council of the Daughters of Liberty will
conclude its session in this city this after
noon. Reports from the various officers ard
boards show that during the past year there
has been an increase in the membership
of 3,000, making the total 27,000. One
hundred and five new branches have beeu
established, eight State councils, and six
new .States entered, making a total of 27
States in which the organization is repre
sented. The greatest Increase in membership
was In Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The officers for next jcar will be elected
this afternoon, the only contest being for
National Councillor, tho two candidates
being W. M. Simons, of Connecticut, and
Miss Sadie Griffin, of Pennsylvania.
The choice of place for the next annual
meeting lies between Pittsburg, "Man
chester, and. Providence.
SENATOR 1IA1IH1S ILL.
lie Is Attacked With) Acute Dys
pepsia. Senator Harris of .Tennessee is quite
ill at bis residence, No. 13 First street
northeast. Ho was attacked yesterday
with acute dyspepsia and other stomach'
trouble apd his physician was called in.
While no serious results ore anticipated
tbe Senator will probably be confined to
his home for several days.
Tliey Kxelialliied Positions.
Richard Fouchy has ben appointed
chi"f computer in the architect's office.
Treasury Department, and J. D. Garri
son, Inspector of buildings, tho two baying
changed positions. ,
l'uttlliir TJp tlie Scaffold.
Tlio timber for the temporary flooring
to be ere-cted at the new city postofflce ar
rived to-day, and will be put In position
at once. Over 800 feet is already on the
ground, and more will be ordered If neces
sary. Mcststs. Thorp and Bond seem now
Inclined to do what is right in tlie premises,
and have instructed their foreman to take
every precaution to protect 'tlie men now
at work, as previously reported in Tlie
Joke Is On Carl Browne.
The Joke. was on Carl Browne last night.
He had booked himself to talk in Anacostla
on "Populism," and promptly on time ho
drove to tbe vacant lot at Harrison and
Fillmore streets. In tbe vehicle sat Mrs.
The res! -fan of tbe meeting was in the
announcement to the people of Anacostla
that in Washington theycould not vote, but
be' was glad to get where he coukl talk to
'people who could walk up to tho polls and
deposit their ballots. This ignorance
'amused the audience, and one- Oermaa
twirled oaU"Look here, I dell you de bcople
cannot vote over hero."
SOMETHING TO EAT
that Is tasty and yet Inex
pensive Is not always easy
to think of. A visit, to ono
of our stores would possibly
Emrich Beef Co.
r MalaMaxkat 130&.;31iI Street N.W.
Telephone- 3(7. Branch Markets 1713
I4thar.nw; SKS llth.at.nir; S'Jj and M
asind Ave. nt; 5ta and Ibis, nir; 1th
and I sts. nr SOth at. and Pa. Are aw.
13th il and N. Y. Ave. nw.
TRAMPS' MEALS AND CLOTHXNG.
Toke Out" Besgiira CxuHlly Manage
to Kind u Substantial Breakfast.
Asa rule, the "poke out" beggar has but
one meal a day, and It is usually breakfast.
This is the main meal with all vagabonds,
and even the lazy tramp makes frantic ef
forts to find Jt. Its quantity ns well as Its
quality depends la rgely on the kind of bouse
be visits. His usual breakfast, if be Is
fairly lucky, says a writer In Harper's
Weekly, consists of coffee, a little meat,
some potatoes and "punk an' plaster,"
as he calls bread and butter. Coffee, more
than anything else. Is what every man of
his kind wants early In themorning.
The clothes of the "poke out" beggar are
not much. If any, better than his food. In
summer be seldom has more than a fhlrt.a
pair of trousers, a coat, some old Eboes and
a battered nat. Even in winter he wears
little more, especially If be goes South.
While Llived with him I wore these same
"togs." I shall neverforgct my first tramp
suit of clothes. The coat was patched in a
dozen places, and was nearly three sizes
too large for me; the vest was torn in the
back and had but two buttons; the trou
8TB were out at the knees and had to be
turned up in London fashion at the bot
tom to keep me from tripping; the hat was
in old derby, with the crown dented In
numerous places, and the only decent thing
1 had was a flannel shirt. I purchased this
rig of an old Jew, and thought it would be
just the thing for tho road; and so it was,
but only for the "ioke-out" tramp's road.
The hoboes laughed at me, and called me
hoodoo," and I never got in with them
m any such garb. Nevertheless, I wore It
for n"arly two months, and so long as I as
sociated with lazy beggars only, it was all
It is by no means uncommon to see a
"lioke-oui" vagabond wearing some sort
or garment wbleb belongs lo a woman's
wardrobe. He is so indifferent that he
will wear anj thing that will shield bis
nakedness, and 1 bare known him to be so
lazy that he did not even do that. One
old fellow I remember particularly. He
had lost his shirt somehow, and for almost
a week went aboul with only a coat be
tween his body and the world at large.
Some of his pals, although they were of
his own class, told him that he ought to
find another one, and the mure he delayed
it the more they labored with him. One
night they were- all gatherc-d together at
a "hang-out" not far from Lima, Ohio,
aud the old fellow was to'd that unless
he found a shirt that night they would
lake away his coat also.
He begged and licgged, but they were
determined, aud as they did not show any
Intention of doing as he was bidden, they
relieved him of ids Jacket. And all thai
night and the following day he wasactually
so lazy aud stubborn that he would not
yield, aud probably would be there still,
in Mime form or other, had his pals not re
lented and returned him the coat. As I
stt4(l,he went nearlv a wcekwlthoutfinding
a shirt, and nl once did he sjio w the least
shame or eiuLarrassment. Just at present,
I understand, that he is in limbo, wearing
the famous "zebra" the penitentiary dress.
It is Dot popular among tramps, aud they
seklom wear it, but I feel thatlheold rascal
in spite of the- disgrace and inconvenience
that bis confinement brings upon him, is
tickled indeed that he Is not bound to find
his own clothes.
KILLED A PREACHER.
Itov. George Hebbnrd Found Dying
ou a Railroad.
New York. Aug. 21. Tbe body of a man
found on the track of the West Shore Rail
road at Little Ferry, N. J , early this morn
ing was Identified as that of Rev. George
nebbard, of this city. He was pastor of
St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church,
on Houston street, up to July 1 last.
It Is not Lnowir whether Mr. nebbard
was walking on the track and was struck
by a passing train or had fallen off a pas
senger train. He was alive when found by
the trainmen of a freight train, but died
In the ambulance before reaching the hos
pital. A widow and three children sat .
Lout Their Luggage.
London, Aug. 21. Mrs. Clara S. Foltz,
the noted woman lawyer of California,
who was on board the steamer Seaford,
which was sunk ill tlio channel as the re
sult of a collision with the steamer Lyon,
yesterday afternoon, lost all her luggage
and theother Americans who were on board
the lost ship are in a similar plight. All of
them are here and engaged In the purchase
of necessary clothing to-day.
Two St ramie Accidents).
Napoleon, Ohio, Aug. 21. Martin
Beam, a prosperous farmer of this county,
fell from an apple tree yesterday and met
deatb in a most horrible manner. In fall
ing' he struck the stump of a broken limb.
The Jagged wood entered his back a ndcamc
out through his abdomen, and when found
by bis family he was a most pitlablo
Henry Lud'rman was also killed In tho
same locality by being hit on tbe head by
the handle of his grindstone, which was
worked by windmill power.
Building permit Usatvi ,to-day:. C. G.
PortT, dwelling, lot 13, block 43; Iloltncad
avenue, $2,700; S. Benzinger, to rcpait
and enlarge dwelling No. 1237 Masear
chusettg avenue northwest. $3,200; Dr.
George M. JKober. improvements 'o stablt
No. 1819 Q street northwest. $1D0; M. .
B. Patterson, general repairs to No. 781
Twenty-first street, 9900.