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THE lEVEXiyG TIMES, THUBSPAY, SEPTEMBER 5;- 1895;
look around you, be
fore 3ou furnish 3'our
house. "Wc are not
afraid of competition.
Our nciv fall slock is
the best zvc ever exhibit
ed, in price, qualities,
and assortment. The
designs aic more artist
icthe finhh better.
Competition is the
life of trade. Without
it there would be no
improvement, and busi
ness would languish.
Our display of Cat
pels is remarkablv fine
qualities supetb pat
terns beautiful and di
versified. Prices won
WASH. B. WILLIAMS,
7th and D Streets.
AGAINST PAUPER ALIENS
Trades Union Congress Disousses
the Immigration Question.
Hi's-oliitloiiN Opposing It Adopted by
u Narrow Mnjorits After Con-
Cardiff, Sept. 5 The attendance or dele-
gales, as well as that nf the public, at to
day's sluing of the Trades Union Congress
was ery meager The resolution ravoring
the pament of salaries to menibersof Par
liament, moved by Mr. K. Cowey, of the
Ills as follows:
"That this congress tenders lis thanks to
those members of Faliameiit nlm hare sup
ported the principle or paving M. P.'s for
tbelr services, and herebj Instructs the Par
liamentary committee of the congress to do
their utmost to set the question again In
troduced into Parliament with a view to
lis be Jug legalized, coupled with the pa
menl of returning officers' charges from the
local rates "
Mr. W.Insklp of tbeBootand Shoe Oper
atives, moved a resolution opposing the
landing of pauper aliens, and Delegate
Caplon inocl a resolution directly nega
tive. In support of Ills resolution Mr
Caplon contended that the remedy for the
evils complained of lay in tlie union of all
Experience, lie said, showed that foreign
ers made as good trades unionists as any in
the country. After some further debate
Mr. lnsklp's resolution was carried by a
vole representing 266,000 n gainst 546,
000 for the negative resolution
The congress then took up the resolutions
offered by the various trades, the first
being in regard to standing orders
The following resolution was passed.
"Ilesolvcd, That this congress of organ
ized workers repudiates the assumption
of those who are opposed to legislative
llmilatlonof shop hours on the ground that
the earlier closing of shops would be incon
venient to the working (.lasses, as it is the
opinion that drastic legislation Is needed
to safeguard the health of the men and wo
mm and young people who work In shops
aniloffces, J nil thereby authorizes the par
liamentary committee to assist the national
Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen
and Clerks In promoting tiny earl) closing
bill through the House of Commons to effect
that object, and further, pending practical
legislation on the question, the congress
calls upon the trade unionists not to shop
slier tbe hours fixed by the national union "
PROTECTION I OR SEAMEN.
Trslng to Stop Extortion of Monev
for Sc'curlug 'I liein HerthH.
The Navigation Bureau is endeavoring to
stop the extortion of money from seamtn
for securing them berths on American mer
chant vessels b) certain sailors' boarding
house keepers and middlemen.
Instructions were issued vestvrday to
United States shipping commissioners to
examine seamen about to sign shipping ar
ticles as to whether any money ias tieen de
manded from them directly or I'idlrectly
or in the disguise or allotment, and to re
lort evidences of violation of ;ho law to
United States district attorneys for prose
cution. The abuse is of long standing, but Las
been nearly eradicated in Great Britain,
and it is believed that it can K suppressed
here. While nominally American seamen's
wages are higher than Hie Ilritish, their
actual pay, through this uetise, -s often
ower than on foreign vessels.
Sold the Parish School.
Vhe parish school of St. Augustine's
Catholic Church, on L street, between Fif
teenth and Sixteenth streets, is to be closed
for good The building has been condemned,
snd It looks as If the parishioners will be
without a school this jear. Senator Proc
tor has bought the ground on which the
school formerly stood, and will build a
handsome stable upon it.
"Are you sure that you married me for
Hicks "Of course. Having your nioui
r to live with us was not strictly an Idea
r mine." Exchange.
Seal U Tour SMpHois at tie CSinitiH hlt--3,600 Colon far SO Coals.
Are You Already s Subscriber
to the Morning Times? M
WILL RACE ON SATURDAY
Final Arrangements For the Oontest
For the America's Cup.
Valkyrie and Defender Both In Fine
Fe-tf loiind Champion of Kuclt Will
See There 1m Mimiro Galium-
New York, Sept. 5. The arrangement
for tin America's cup raced are practically
complete. The official rulce governing
the races and the sailing conditions have
tfeu signed b Lord llunraveii .mil James
I). Smith, chairman of llio cup committee.
Tho race d ij t will lie Sattirda) , September
7; Tudaj, September 10, Thursday, Sep-
l nb-r 12, and, if necefsarj, Saturday,
bopteinlier 14,unelTui-ila, September 1 7.
Thi v.itlit winning three races will take
tha cup. Tin- flrft, third and filth races
will If fifteen miles to windward or lee
ward ami return, and the recoud and
fourth racs over an equilateral triangle
of fn mites to u lg. The preparatory
ngml will Irt set at 10 SO a. in., and the
darting gun fired at 11 o'clock. Two
inimil- t, vv ill l allowed for the lfi lo"
cro Hi" line, and the exact lime of tach
Inat ill bi taken.
At 1103 the handicap gun will sound'
and .i boat crossing later will bo tlme.i as
starting at 11 02 In case of fig ir lack of
wind the start will be postponed until"
later in the day, but no races v. ill be
started nfler 3 p ni All rates must be
finished within six hours or the Marl, or be
Latham A. l'l-h. of the Amcika's Cup
committee, and owner of the schooner
Grayling, will sail on the, V.i'k) rie III as
the representative of the owners of the
Defender, and David A. llcnder-on, of the
Aiuhor Line, and a well known vathts
nian w ill sail on the Defender in represent
Lord Duuraven during the first two
races For the other rates ilernuu B.
Duryea, owner of the sloop v'.tqutro, will
take his place
The races will be started from Sandv
Hook' lightsnlp, unless the direction of
the wind makes It necessary for the
committee to provide a starting point
further out to sea, so that a windward
and leeward race can be obtained. .
Work on I he Valkyrie Is being rapidly
pushed at the Boston dry dock In Erie
Basin. Her sides have been repainted
whlto with a narrow gold band near the
rail. Some ballast Is evidently to be
removed from her, however, for her
water line is painted nearly a foot
lower down. Her under b-iely will be black.
Workmen cut away some of the planking
aft in order In shorten the water line for
purposes of measurement.
The Defender is taking dally sail stretch
ing spins In the sound off New- Rochelle
and is in the best of condition.
BAVK AWAY QUESTIONS.
Broke Official Seal of an Ens clops
and Got a Civ 11 Service I.Ut.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 5. United States
Marshal Walker returned from Erie ) ester
day, where be went to arrest AsslstanlFost
master Eviscb. of Erie, for violation of
the civil service laws Marshal Walker
also took into custody two men named
Lei vie and Bruce, candidates for civil
service examination. Each of the men
gave ball In the sum of $1,000 for their
appearance at the next term of the United
Slates district court.
Evlsch's trouble came about through
his breaking the seal of an official en
velope and giving to Lelvle and liruce a
list or questions the night prior to their
fiual examination by the board.
HE IS IN HAD ODOIt.
State Delia rtinent Dlnpieaved With
The Mate Department is not pleased
with the course that Is being pursued by
W. L. Sacblleben. of Alton, III , who was
sent to Armenia by the proprietors of a
cycling magazine to Investigate the- cir
cumstances or the murder or Frank Lenz,
of Pittsburg, who started to tour the
world on a bicycle.
Mr. Sachtlebcn has written several let
ters reflecting on the State Department
and particularly on the late Secretary
Gresbam and Mr. Terrell, the United States
minister to Constantinople, but it Is un
derstood that his employers have repudi
ated any responsibility for or acquiescence
In his views.
BRITISH PRESS DOUBTFUL.
Doew Not Helleve the Hunteni Panha
Inters lets With Salisbury.
London, Sept. 5 The Westminister
Gazette in an article on the most recent
developments of the Armenian situation
declares that It will need further evidence
or the authenticity of the Paris die-patch
published in the Poft giving what purports
to be the text of a dltpatca sent by liustem
Pasha, the Turkish Ambassador to Great
Britain, to the foreign office at Constan
tinople, embod)ing tie report of an interview-
with Lord Salisbury, before it can
believe the alleged utterances possible
Honored by. Lincoln Pout.
At the meeting of Lincoln Post, No. 3,
Department of the Potomac, last night,
resolutions were adopted fixing upon Past
Commander Daniel Williams tbe title of
'The Drummer Boy of Fredericksburg."
When a boy of 1 1 years Comrade Williams
on December 13, 1862, charged up tbe
slops of Mary's Heights with his regiment,
418 Twenty-fourth New Jersey Volunteers.
The executive committee of tbe Sunday
school Union of the District of Columbia
will hold an open meeting in tbe east r.r
lor of tha Tirst Congregational Church
next Monday ovenlng. Tbe report of Mr.
J. F. Johnson, on the recent international
meeting or Sunday Ecbool Workers at Chau
tauqua will ba submitted.
HI. AMES THE WIRES.
Produce Dealer Such the Western
Union for an Incorrect Quotat Ion.
Joseph Ferrero, a produce dealer at No
90H Louisiana avenue, this morning brought
sull for $10,600 dumaires against lie West
ern Union Telegraph Company.
Iu his declaration of complaint Mr.
Ferrero stated that on May 17 last he re
ceived a message from LoomlsA Woodvvorlb ,
of New York, stating that the) would sell
him potatoes at fori) -five cents a bushel
He purchased two carloads, but discov
ered afterward that the price quoted was
fifty rive cents a bushel and tl'c operator
had made a mistake by calling it forty-five
He asked to lie reimbursed with $G00
for the value of the potatoes a.ul S10,0C0
for the injuries to his business the mistake
JURY SAYS HE IS INSANE
Justica Carroll Smith Formally
Committed to an Asylum.
Expel t lVlireHsex Dec la ml Illm to He
Sufferlnjr From ItwiirrlnirMnnlii.
Two Other Committed.
A marshal's Jury examined Into the sanity
of Carroll W. bmith, a Justice of the peace
and lawyer, or Anacostin, at 1 :so o'clock
this afternoon, and declared tilrn to be suf
feting from dementia.
His retention at tjt . Elizabeth's asylum,
where he lias been confined for the last two
w eeks, was recommc uded.
Mr. Smith was not brought before the
Jury, the asylum ph)siclans saying that he
was In no condition to bo takeimwa). The
examination was commend by Mr. Mason
X. Richardson, who called on Dr. Clifton
Ma) field, of Georgetown, to give the Initial
Dr. Mayfield raid that the Ian tin e he
saw Mr. Smith w aeon July 17,whelihcwas
temporarily committed to the as)Ium
for safekeeping. Witness said Smith was
then suffering from n rpecies of recur
ring mania It was not of a dangerous
variety, but there were frequent instances
in whlc'i the afflicted one recovered under
William K. Hansford, nn eroplo)e or the
Government Printing Office, and Maria
Butler were also committed to the as)lura.
OLD ENVELOPE THICK.
Two Miopkeunorn Clesorly Sv ladled
by a St ranger.
Mlgs M. E. Mixfr was swindled out of
$7 on an old game yesterday. The lady
keeps a small store at Ko. 1319 Thirty
second street northwest, and there an olly
tongued stranger presented himself. He
wanted to tend away $7 in bills and of
fered change for a five and two one-dollar
bljl!. The lady gave him the bills, which
were put into an envelope and sealed up.
Tha man then raid he feared that he bad
given ber too much money In return. The
envelope containing his money was found
to be 10 cents short. So, saying be was
eorry, as bo didn't have any more money
with him. In took his $6 90 and gave her
tha eealed envelope.
Then ho went away. MIfs Mlxter took
the latter to the Seventh preciuct Elation
houea a little) while afterward, for It sud
denly dawned upon her that there might
have been some-thing wrong In the transac
tion. In the envelope were a few layers of
ticsuo paper. The man is described as
about 23 years old, good looking, black,
curly hair. Ha wore a black suit, tan
shoes and a light colored hat.
Mrs. Richards, who ksops a confection
ery store, corner of Fourteenth and 8 streets,
lost $10 by the same trick played by a
man answering the same description.
IN A IIHITISH DOCK.
Battlenhlp Indiana Mwl Be Taken to
Halifax for Cleaning.
Mr. Charles Cramp, tbe Philadelphia
ship builder, called on Secretary Herbert
at the Navy Department to-day and in
formed him that be had decided to dock
tbe new battleship Indiana, at Halifax,
The Indiana, while practically completed,
has not had ber official trial and is,
therefore, still in the bands of tbe con
tractors. Her hull lias become dirty from
lying In tbe water so long and a cleaning
will be necessary liefore the trial.
Mr. Cramp's decision to take the Indiana
to a British port was made necessary by
tbe fact that the United States does not
possess a dry dock large enough for a
vessel of tbe Indiana's class. Mr. Cramp
will have the docking done by bis own
INDIANS GO ON STRIKE.
They Threaten to Scalp and Burn
Deer River, Minn , Sept. 0. One hun
dred and fifty Indians who have been
working for Frank Vance gathering his
haycrop went oustrikeyesterday afternoon,
and, capturing Mr. Vance, threatened to
burn him at the stake unless he acceded
to tbelr demands.
More than this, the Indians declared
they would scalp him before tbe torture
was begun. Mr. Vance, who was badly
frightened, got away from the Indians
and remained in biding until the red men
bad gone back to tbelr reservation.
At the Husband's Request.
Le Roy Ecribner and Mrs. Telling, wife
-of ex-Follceman Telling, were in tbe police
court tblsattenioon, charged with vagrancy.
At tbe woman's husband's request tbe case
was continued until Saturday.
A Knowledge of Men.
"He dropped me for a girl with more
"Ye; but that's no sign that tie doesn't
love you." Life.
Delivered to any part of the ej.
IN' MEMORY 'OF PILGRIMS
Intersting Mission-to England of an
Agent of a Plymouth Society.
He Correct. an English IIlHtorlcnl Er
ror ami Place a1 Memorial Tablet
on nn Ancient, Manor -Ho line.
-. "- - -
London, Sept. 5 W.,T. Davis, of Pl)m
uutb. Mass, who galled today mi the
slcaintr Gallia Tor Boston, succeeded In
accomplishing a mission confided to lnm
by the Pilgrim SocUtyrof I'ljmnutli, dur
ing a brief visit, which has awakened
considerable interest among lilstnrically
Inclined Englishmen, who, it appears, I ave
something to learn of tlie-lr own country
througb their American cousins.
Some time ago thePI)iuoiilh Pilgrim So
ciety dcU'rmlncd to permanently mark Ihe
spot where thelnovement that culminated
in the vo)age of the iia)fIower was or
ganized on English soil, unci a handsome
broiue tublet. nicasyrpg '4 b) '2't IiicIich,
was made, bearing the 'following Inscrip
tion: 'Thlslab'et Is errctesl by the Pilgrim So
ciety of PI)mouth, Mass. United States
of America, to mark the site or the ancient
manor houitc where lived William Brews
ter from 1588 to 10(18, and where, In lG0i,
he organfzed the Pilgrim Church, or which
he became ruling elder, and with which he
went in 1C08 to Amsterdam. In 1609 to
Leyden, arsl in 1620 to Pljniotith, where
he died, August 10. 1040."
Mr. Davis brought this tablet lo England
a few weeks ago, and aronce set about de
termining the projier wt for erecting It.
Nothing whatever remained of STeioby
manor house, although close to Itn site a
substantial farmhouse was located. In the
IllageorScrooby, nearby, there Isa church,
upon which the Earl of Crewe, sou of the
late Lord Houghton, thought the taLle-t
could be placed to best advantage.
Mr. Davis, bowevrr, concluded that
the church was erected considerably
later than an) date mentioned on the tab
let, and Tor the take of hif toricnl accuncy
fae decided to attach tbe plate to the heavy
niasoury wall of the farm houre, svhlch is
at present occupied b) David Cfailito
From Investigation, which be made
In the neighborhood, Mr Davis is con
fident that when William Brewster lived
at Scrootiy, the Manor house wa tbe only
building there, and that the congregation
which he assembled there in 100b, was
composed of petrous Using at Austerfield
and Hawtry. Other conclusive evidence
of this be found by vlriting the church
yards of tbo?e two places and noting that
the grave stones bore names peculiar to
New England Plymouth families He
was alto led to. conclude that the office
of postman, which was held by Brewster, i
and bis father before him, did not relate
to letters and communications, as there
was no rettlement at bead, but rather to
something connected, with tbe coaches
and changes of horres,''scrooby being on
the great post road from London to Scot
laud. After erecting tbe talsVlMr Davlsviritcd
Leyden and devoted several daa to an
examination of ancient landmarks iu that
city where tho pilgrims Fmmu eleven ye-nrs
A .VONIIKKFUL 1MM8.
A TViiiieH.eo Canine Which Imitate
tile Crle uf NunieroON AnlnialM.
While on a trip, through Moore County,
of this State, recently; I was thn guest of
Kev. Frank M. Downing, who lives in Ihe
neighborhood of a small settlement called
County Line. Ills family consists of him
self and wife, and a small yellow dog,
which I noticed received an unusual amount
or care and attention. As there vas noth
ing particularly attractive about tbe dog.
which was only a mongrel cur. I rather
wondered at their manifest affi-cel m. and
one day inquired the reason ot It. Mr.
Downing, for answer, called "Bench,"
and placing blm In a chair, commanded
him to "crow." My astonishment was un
bounded when the d gave a pcifect
imitation of a Shanghai rooster, and with
out further command, followed it with a
neigh of a horse, lowing nf imas, g-unts
and squeals of pigs whining of ci.ts, and
various noises Incident to "arm lire He
could give all Ihe yelps ot a pick or
hounds in pursuit of a i it, am! In so
realistic a manner that you wild i earcely
help believing that a hunt was In progress.
Mr. Downing said nobody had taught
the animal, and bis peculiar imitative
powers were discovered by accident. The
summer previous, when Bench was a mere
puppy. Rev. John Malcolm, tbe preacher
ror their circuit, was 111 at Downlng's
house, and was made extremely nervous
at nlgbt by a rooster crowing at all hours
beneath his window. The people who were
attending could not discover tbe rooster,
but one morning Mrs Downing, iu passing
the window, was startled by seeing tbe
puppy throw back Ills head and crow.
She hastened to relate the circumstance
to her husband, who was incredulous, and
careiully watched the dog He quickly
corroborated his wife's story, and for some
lime the neighbors flocked to see the won
derful dog. He qulckly'learned to crow
at command, and each day picked up some
new sound. Last November a neighbor
of Mr. Downlng's carrlesl Bencb to Nash
ville, while Barnum A Bailey's circus was
tbsre, and the manager offered a band
some price for bin", saying that he was co n
vlncod Bencb could be taught to talk, but
Mr. Downing refused to give blm up.
In appearance Bench Is not prepossess
ing, bis color being a dirty yellow, his hair
coarse and wiry, bis legs short a nd bis body
rather unwieldy. In his eyes, however,
tbere gleams nn intelligence almost human.
South Pittsburg Special to St Louis
No Stud Book .uf Mooae.
Tha Treasury Department has declined
to remit $100 In duties paid on fire live
moo so foraprivatestockfarm In tbe Adiron
dack Mountains. The reasons stated for
this action are that there is no book of
record established f of breeds ot moose, and
that live animals are noi considered speci
mens of natural bistoryr
. , il
Trade In Tarantulas.
According toaPasaderjap,-per tbecaptur
ing and shipping 4T tarantulas 'may be
classed as one of tbe industries of the Pa
cific coast. The biiflriws in this unique
traffic resulted lost year in tbe shipment
from that place ot elver' 20,000 tarantulas
to meet the demaudiot the tourist traveler,
and it is estimated that in the last five
years 2S0 .000 spiders bas e been sold.
Let us do your Carpet
ing let us combine forces
to produce if perfect result
something better than the
"We kno how and
want you to know it as well.
Carpus, Wall Paper, Window Shades,
. 524- 13th St. N. W.
MANY CAUSES OF SUICIDE
Dr. Forbes Winslow's Address to
the Medico-Legal Congress.
Force of Example and Effect of Vnrl-
oiih Elliot Iouk ITpon nixeaxcd or
Highly Sensitive TeinpcramentN.
New York, Sept fi The medico-legal
congress continued its session In the Fed
eral Building this forenoon The first paper
read was one by Dr. Forbes Wlnslow, of
London, entitled "Suicide Considered as a
Mental Epidemic "
The doctor, in brief, after a short disser
tation on human actions being all under
the Influence and power or example and the
force of fanaticism, which probably, he
said, caused the irnxt extraordinary epi
demic of dementia we know of, went on to
say that Incendiarism, infanticide, klepto
mania, homicide and suicide have ail, dur
ing this centur) , been epidemic at one time
or the other.
To the medical philosopher nothing can
cau lie more deeply interesting than to
trace the reciprocity- or action existing
between different mental conditions and
affections of particular organs.
Anger affects the liver and fre-quently
gives rise to an attack or jaundice, and In
hepatic and internal disease, how irritable
the temiier is.
In England tha great majoritv of the
casa3 or insanity among women in estab
lishments devoted to the reception of Ihe
insane can clcarl) be traced lo unrequited
and disappointed afrection. This is not
to ba wondered at, if we consider the pres
ent artificial elate of society. We make
merchandise of love."
Men and women are estimated, not br
tbelr mental endowments, not by their
I moral worth, not by their capacity of
making the domeptic fireside happy, but
by tha length or their recpectivc purses.
Instead or seeking for a heart, we look for
a dowry; money Is preferred to Intellect,
pure and unadulterated affection dwindles
into nothingness when placed In the same
scale with titles and worldly honors.
HISMAKCK'S FATE THEMHI.ES.
Judge Cox CuiMlderliiK the I-sNiiaiice
of a Writ uf Prohibition.
Judge Cox this morning considered a
Ietltlon for a writ of prohibition made by
Attorney George W. Albright lo prevent
the police from killing Ernst Gcrslciiberg's
dog, HUruarek. until the courts can de
termine the right to execute tbe animal.
Mr. Albright laid the matter briefly
liefore the court in .chambers yeslerdjy
afternoon and when Judge Cox took up
the matter tills morning be said be did not
believe Ire could grant the temporary,
Tbe attorney the-n niaeie a brief plea for
the canine that is rapidly being tulked to
Judge Cox finally decided, to take the
matter under advisement and will de
cide to morrow whether lo lsue Ibe
Minor ThHftK Keimrted.
Tbe following robberies were reported
to the police this morning:
Charles Hall, Prospect avenue, near Thirty-third
street northwest, a gold watch.
Carl Mueller, corner Eighth and n streets
northwest, lost $17 In change from money
Miss JI. E. Mlxter, Xo. 131 Thlrt) sec
ond street northwest, lost $5 by a flim
Mrs Richardson, Fourteenth and S streets
northwest, lost $10 by a trick worked upon
her by a while man.
James P. Barrett. 334 Delaware avenue
northeast, had a pockelbook containing
$32.50 stolen from bim.
B. P. Neale, 125 H street Bouthwest,
lost a pair of pants, $8 65 and a gold
waclb and chain.
Ludwig Krafthofer, 1809 L street north
west, lost two and a bait yards of silk
from in front of store.
Frederick Louderruann, Washington Bar
racks, lost $37 and a clarionet from his
trunk at tbe barracks.
Irene Hull's Death.
Coroner Hammett has decided that an in
quest Is unnecessary over tbe remains nf
Irene Hall, the little colored girl who shot
herself in the head yesterday forenoon at
No. 17 Massachusetts avenue northwest.
He stated last night that all the circum
stances surrounding the atralr showed
that Irene's death was accidental, the re
sult of carelessly handling a loaded pistol.
Left All to tho Widow.
The will of John B. Wiltbergcr was filed
for probate to-day. The will is dated Feb
ruary 16, 1803, and names William B. Webb
and Conway Robinson executors. The cn
Ure estate is directed to fall into the hands
ot the executors in trust for the use of the
widow, Mary E. Wiltberger, during her life.
"Found Two Indict nientx.
The grand jury of Frederick County, Md ,
has found two indictments against William
Oisssl Grimes, who was arrested in Wash
ington by Detectives Weedon and Rhodes,
on several charges ot false pretenses. He
is also charged with horse stealing and
E. C. Pratt, a pressman employed at the
Evening News, received severe Injuries
about tbe bands this afternoon while plac
ing a press in position. He was taken to the
Emergency Hospital, where bis injuries
For Bobbins Let tens.
The Post Office Department is advised
of the arrest in Philadelphia to-day of
John Farrcll, a letter carrler"at Station A,
charged with stealing enclosures from
ordinary letters. He was appointed July
For Prof. Kerahner.
The Commissioners were asked to-day
by a large delegation ot leading German cit
izens to appoint Prof. Hugo Kershner as a
member of the board of school trustees. In
order that tbelr nationality might "be repre
sented in the management of tbe schools.
Gen. Kantx Drops Dead.
Seattle, Wash., Bent. 5. Gen. A. V.
Kautz, TJ. 8. A., recently retired, dropped
dead last night. Death is supposed to have
been from heart disease.
"810" Seventh St. N.W
Miss ICcba Broadway, who has been visit
ing Mrs. Jarratt, has returned to her borne
in Wilmington, Delaware, accompanied
by ber cousin, Mifs Bertie Jarratt.
Mr Henry Jone-s, of Atlanta, Georgia,
spoke before tbe Hcrndoii financial school
Tuesday-evening in Central hall The
subject was "Finance "
The Gleaners met with Mrs Ben B
Dctwilcr Wednesday afternoon
The Fortnight Club will meet Saturday
afternoon with Miss Anita Schade, and
will review Ibc life and works of Edgar
Tbe Y P 8 C. E. at thelrlan meeting
elected Miss Katie Groh as their reprc
senailve to the State convention which
meets in Hoanoke tbe Cth Instant
I.IKE THE MORA CLAIM.
Tin- Azruiiionte Heir Think ilu
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New York, Sept. 5 Another claim of as
much importance as the Mora, indemnity
Is going to be presented by the United States
government before thegovcrnment of Spain
in a demand for the restoration ot tbe
property confiscated by tbe Spaniards
during the last war from Martin Castillo
and sAgramonte, on American citizen.
Like the Mora claim-, the case has teen the
subject of no small amount of correspond
ence between the two governments, and it
was rumored lately in Has ana that owing
to the demands made by the State Depart
ment at Washington tbe Agramonlr claim
would be paid Immediately after the set
tlement of Mora's.
One year ago the prospects of a settle
ment were so bright that a Spanish capi
talist came all the way from Madrid to New
York and tried to buy Senor Agramonte's
claim. Agramonte refused, stating that he
bad bis case in tbe hands of the State De
partment at Washington.
Seven months ago Mr. Agramnnte died,
leaving five daughters, one of whom Israar
rled to Senor Miguel de Morales, of this
city. The claim is for the amount of $1,500
000, with Interest.
THREE CENTS FOR A SHAVE.
A Barber Who Sayu He Ik Well Paid
at Tiiat Trice.
A barber shop has Just been opened in
Hester street. Just west of the Bowery,
where one -can gel shaved for 3 cents and
J "a" llls hair ait for 5 " rs ,ne New
York Sun. The shop has onb been open
a few days, but already it has gobbled up
much or the business iu the neighborhood,
and there is consternation among the other
barbers there. The latter only charge 6
cents for a shave and 10 cents for a hair
cut, but a reduction or 2 cents means much
in a lodging house district.
When a reporter called at the new shop
tbo other day the proprietor was scraping
away at a customer in theone barber's chair,
while off in a corner bis assistant was
lathering another customer, who sat In an
ordinary kitchen cbalr and kept continu
ally gioantog. The cause of the customer's
misery was the back ot tbe chair, which
wan very sharp where the back of tbe man's
neck rested. A half dozen other custom
ers were awaiting tbelr turns.
Tbe barber's execution was woudcrful.
No bay rum and no powder went with the
3 cent shave. As the barber finished oft
each one the customer would Jump up,
grab his hat, and get out. In Just twenty
minutes tbe barberr and his assistant had
shaved seven men and 21 cents bad been
earned. Each customer paid bis 3 cents
before getting into the cbalr. No one
spent more than tbe regular price, al.
though alluring signs about tho walls an
nounced that bay rum could be bad for 1
"I shave so many customers," said the
barber, "and shave so quickly that it pays
me to do it cheaply. Then I have little
expense outside of rent. Tbe soap does not
cost much, and tbe fact of themalteristhat
the 3 cents pays for my actual labor, and
considering the amount of work I do on
each customer that Is liberal payment."
The proprietor expressed no fenr of the
boycott wh'ch the other barbers in Uie
neighborhood have threatened, to put upon
Laugh on Him.
A conjurer was recently performing the
old trick or producing eggs from a pocket
handkerchief, when he remarked to a lit
tle boy. In fun: "I say. my boy, your mother
can't get eggs without hens, can she?"
"Of course she tan," replied the boy.
"Why, how is that?" asked the conjurer.
"She keeps ducks," replied the boy.
She's possessed of the gift of second sight.
Though one of.the daintiest lassies.
For she looks back twice, with a glance not
At tbe dress of each woman that posses.
Des Moines Leader.
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