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.THE EVENLNGT TI3IESt SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 26,
T Street I
Corner Elorenth. I
.2d near M.
$30,000 worth of choicest ORiENTAL
RUGS are here on ccnstcnment for
us to sell at prices lower than are
eTer likely to be quoted again. The
tale mil end Mouday.
- Another splendid showing-
of " LAMPS' and
SHADES here now. Seems
as if we couldn't ever get
stock enough, though, and
these ma all be gone by the
middle of next week.
BANQUET LAMP, with ROM base and
taunt, s lrer fhru-o of lipid, up
holi'log fjuut $1.15
NEW tUADES, In now coloring", at
specially low pr.ces Old ones at 50 per
ONYX TABLE,wlth gracefully shapod
sclid brass legs.clt lrame and shelf
OAK FINISH TA11LE, with shelf, top
i2 Inches souaro, taIuo sl.W for. ...05c
"I want to be the
Jeweler who comes
into vouruiind first."
'See Davison About It.'
a II. DAVISON',
1100 F SrnEKTN. W.
CLOSED THE OFFICIAL EYE
Assertion of a Paper That Whisky
Smuggling Thrives in Alaska.
Ili-uiitifiil Widow Jienat Led Officials
it Merry Social Mound Willie tlio
vVlilky Ittiig Got In Its Work.
Tort TiiuiiKMid, Wash., Oct. 2C Offi
cial circles in Alaska arc considerably agi
tated over the expose recently inaile by
a Juneau paper to tlic effect thai the
whisky ring of ruget Sound liad success
fully outwitted the authorities, while
large shipments of contraband liquor have
been surreptitiously Introduced into the
terntorv in direct violation of the laws
and disixiM.'d of to good advantage.
If the expose is true, the plan of campaign
was a clever one, and, as usual, there was
a woman in the c.ise, who blinded the eyes
of the officials while the importing was
going on under their cry noses.
who, under gu.se of an Inconsolable widow,
went North for an Indefinite slay to hide
her grief, wasn woman named Beuot, lieau
tiful, vivacious and nccotnpllKhcd. aiul it
was not Ions before she ruled over the gov
ernment at thecapital.
In the course of lime her. spirits returned,
and wine suppers and othersocl.il functions
In which she figured as the bille, were of
almol nightly occurrence.
This continued for some months, when
suddenly one day the widow boarded a
steamer bound back for civilization. leav
ing many broken hearts in the North.
Then the officers learned that while
they were alb idling wlue Flippers smug
glers Hero arming and departing, hal
ing behind their cargoes of liquor.
Not a single officer will admit knowing
the woman now, bat they are leaving no
stone unturned to discover the cache where
the Kin iggled liquor is hidden.
It Is .said that word of the affair lias
reached Washington and that a special
agent will be nut out to select for decapi
tation thosj offlicrs who neglected their
IVtty Itoldieric. Deported.
Eobliorlea were reponed at police head- j
ipuincrs loniiiy us lonows. 5. ll . l lynn,
of No. 008 Eighth street ncrlhwcst. lar
ceny of a black overcoat and tno suits of
clothes. SI Burke, of No. 40r. L Mrect
soulhnest, lost by theft two pairs of cart
reins and a horse collar. Catherine S.
Toung, of No. 1G1-1 Marion street, was
roblied of a nickel plated clock. Thomas
I. Long, of No. HI 8 1 street northwest, loss
of a dark blue melton overcoat.
THE TIMES DAILY WEATHER MAP.
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Foreciist Till 8 r. M. Sunday.
For the District of Columbia and Mary
land, fair, but with increasing cloudiness
Sunday: warmer; southwesterlj winds.
For Virginia, fair; warmer In the inte
rior: westerly winds.
For Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
nnd Delaware, fair: warmer; Increasing
southwesterly winds, possibly followed
by local showers Sunday evenlBS or
night In Eastern Pennsylvania.
Weather Conditions and General Fore
cast. Tne barometer has fallen rapidly over the
central valleys and lake regions, and It II
lowest north of Lake Superior, where an
extended Oppression 1 now central. The
barometer 1 highest on the north Pacific
cout and the pressure has increased
rapidly north of Montana,
It ia cooler on the Atlantic coast and
mm WIU PRESIDE
Agreed on as. Chairman of the
Cuban Mass Meeting.
VICE PEESIDENTS 0H0SEN
Important Hnslnc TriuiMU'ted by the
r.xc-cutle Committee lit Itw ilorn
ficials Will Protect Ajpiin.xt the Ub
trlct Ontlieiliig nw Sonil-Offlclal.
The executive committee of the great
Cuban rally met at the office of Simon
"Wolf, esq., 020 F street northwest, ut
11 o'clock this morning. AH the raembers
were present but one and much important
business was disposed of. Mr. Wolf, as
chairman of the committee on arrange
Report, from the VHrlouscomiulitecs were
received. The committee on invitations re
ported that they had imltcd all the patri
otic societies of the District to be in at
tendance. The executive committed moved
thai all the uoeletles of ladies should be
again urged lo nucud, especially Daugh
ters of the Revolution and Legion of Loyal
Women. Special Invitations will be sent
The committee oil speakers reported that
lour atwressos had already been arranged
for. Several gentlemen ot national promi
nence have iK-en asked to sju.uk, and the
committee awaits lliclr reply. The speeches
will nil be short and ringing. There is no
danger of a drag. Everything will go
with a snap thai willmakc the lull ring.
Tne committee on halls reported thJt nil
arrangements for the meeting had been
made. Melzerolt Hull will be used for
the main gathering. It has been gener
ously donated by the Mctzerott Comiaiiy.
Arrangements have alMi lieen made for
any overflow that may occur. It will be
Iiroperly cared for. This committee re
iwried the most favorable prospects for
the gathering. Applications for space
were coming in from all over the District
and requests Tor seats had cen come from
over in Virginia. There will be no reserved
seals. First come will be first sen ed.
The most important business of the
executive committee wa-s the choice of a
presiding oilicvr the night of the mass
meeting. Arter thoroughly discussing
the mailer Corior.il lauiicr as requested
to fill the position. He was 1'sitli to do so,
but the committee would not lake a denial,
and at last he consented. Mr. Simon Wolf
will call the inciting to order and present
the name of Corporal Tanner as the presid
ing officer. Mr. Tanner will need no in
troduction. He is known not only in Wash
ington, but all over the country. A red
hot speech may ueexiiecled from him.
The committee also appointed .1 loug list
of vice presidents, who will bo asked to
occupy seals on the pi ilfonn. Notices were
sent out at once asking these gentlemen to
accept, and Tuesday the list will b made
public. The mimes on the list aro those
of men who are leaders In every occupation.
They comprise ministers, phesiciaus, Iaw
3'crs, merchants and business intn. The
list will lie one that any meeting could lie
The reports from labor headquarters
were that the District Assembly of Knights
of Labor anil the Federation of Labor
vvould be large! represented. The imita
tions for the various bodies representing
these organizations were presented dur
ing the week at the regular meetings.
In this way the were all reached di
rectly. The promise was for a rousing
re-preseiitailou. Arter hearing all these
reports Ihey committee adjourned to meet
again Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock, at
the same place.
The committee on resolutions has been
called lo n.eet Monday afternoon, at 4
o'chek. in the office of Mr. Tanner, In
the Loan and Trust building.
SI'AIN MAY PROTEST.
It is said the meeting to be held next
week is creating a great deal of feeling
among Spanish officials. They are. it is
rumored, discussing the advisability of
protesting against the pit In ring. They
will do so on the ground that this District
is the ury essence of the United States.
The meetings hold in other cillcs are lu the
various Stales, and of course oulside the
jurisdiction of the general government,
lilt the District Is the home or the Federal
government, and the claim Is made that
in this way I he meeting "Will be or a semi
official character. The friends of the
moieineiit only hope that the protest will
The resolutions to be passed will urge
the granting or belligerent rights. It is
bellcicd that mill action should be taken
by this Goiernment. The .Spanish officials
fear this and know that the sentiment
will haie great vcight with Congress
when it meets. This Is the main re-ason,
it is said, for whicli the protest will be
made. If it Is made.
One of the proprhlors or El Impnrclal
lias arrived in the tlty and vi III re-present
his paper here. It is a government or
gan, and his presence just now adds Inter
est lo the rumor of the protest. Spain
will now be told all atiout the mass-meeting
by a leprosi illative of a government
paper. It siuipb shows that rumors may
sometimes rist on a foundation.
ItrooUlyn ny Ynnl I'liniplng; l'lnut.
The Navy Department has returned all
proposals submitted for furnishing a pump
ing plant for thedok at the lIrookl)n navy
yard, and will reioUcrilse for the plant.
The first proposals n ere wit hdra wn liecausp
it was wished to improve them technically
and In such a manner as would procure a.
more efficient plant.
Diistrlct Convict I'lirdoned.
The I'resident today pardoned Willie
Robinson, com ieteil In the District of Co
lumbia of housebreaking, on Iheground that
he had been imprisoned eighteen months,
eleven of which he had spent in the prison
hospital, and tb.it. lie required a surgical op
eration, which could not well be done in
warmer from the Mississippi-Valley west
ward trTthe Rocky Mountains.
Fair w eather continues except in Montana,
where local snows are reported.
The indications are that fair weather
will continue generally throughout the
Southern Slates, nnd the cloudiness will
In crease from the Ohio Valley eastward over
New England, possibly rolfowed by local
showers at northern stations.
Condition ot the Water.
High and low tides are officially recorded
at the Navy Yard for to-day are as folio ws:
1:45 a. m. 8 35 a. m.
2:23 p.m. 8.54 p.m.
Tempera tare, 55: condition at north connee-
Gaa lamps lighted at 6:15 p. m.; extin
guished at 5:15 a. m. .
Naphtha lamps lighted at 6:15 psm.; ex
tinguished at 5:30 a. m.
Come straight here
for the most satisf actor'
stock of Children's
Clothing in Washing
ton. The more you know
about children's goods
the more you'll appre
ciate our prices and
the quicker we'll enroll
3'ou among -our "regu
lars." Since we've enlarged
this department and
doubled the stock we
don't think you'll find a
bigger variety any
where we're sure you
won't find prices as low.
Pay as little as $2 or
as much as $10 for a
Suit but feel sure of
this every one '11 save
You don't have to
stand a "cross exami
nation" to get your
money back here we
ask no questions.
"We've probably got
the nicest stock of Chil
dren's Hats in the city.
Glad to show them to
you. 4 'Mother's Friend' '
Shirt "Waists, too.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
Ho Branch Store in "Wosaintox
Graphic Description of Them by
an American on the Spot.
STUPID POLICE TO BLAME
Armenians Claiming tlio Itlgllt of Pe
tition Set Upon unci a Hc-Ik" of Ter
ror inaugurated. During; Wlllcll Ar
nivnliinH Were Slaughtered liy tho
fccore, Hen While lu l'rlwni.
Boston, Oct. 2G. Several letters have
been receiied In llostmi from n reliable
American resident In Constantinople giv
ing accounts or the recent disturbances in
that city. The substance of the letters is
"The Armenians have been growing
more nnd more restive under the long de
lay of some solution to the reform question,
which has now been prominent for a ear.
Certain of the Hunchaglst part elecided
toh.ive ademoiistratiouin thecit in holies
to hasten matters.
"The people assembled In the patriarch's
cathedral on Monday. A rather stormy
meeting was held In the court of the
cathedral, at which licry addresses were
made, one by a woman. In relcrcnce to
the sulferings of the Armenians of the
"Tr.c crowd was composed chiefly of
people from the Interior. The patriarch
attempted to quiet the people, and ad
vised them to be patient ami trust In Cod
to deliver them.
"Wh ther the crowd did an) thing in the
strcsH lo anger tin police or not ib not
certain, but the authorities, as a matter
of course, tool: the wrong line of action.
"Instead of letting the crowd go to the
I'orle and present the petition, as the
usage requires, thus passing the affair off
in a quiet manner, the police were or
dered to block the way.
"The Armenians Insisted on their right
ot petition, the pollco used whips to beat
llieui back, and threatened to use their
"Then someone fired a shot, there was
a scattering fire from both sides that did
no one any harm, and then tho mounted
police drew their sabers and eharge-d the
crowd, slashing In all directions among
the now frightened and fleeing Armenians.
"Later some of the Armenians succeeded
in reaching the sublime porte, but were stop
ped at the door by troops, and two mora
tussles occurred at the doors of the porte,
about half anbour apart. Altogetherabout
twenty Armenians were badly hurt, and
three of them died. At least three of the
police were killed.
"lhcre was a. great hush upon the city.
Many of the shops were shut. Tho Arme
nians were frightened, the Turks were sul
len and the police were everywhere, and
great numbers of arrests were made.
"Another ugly feature of the case ap
peared the next day, when five or six Ar
menians were killed In the streets In cold
blood by Mahometan civilians and 'softas'
"The government seems to be inclined to
stop this sort of murder, although there
are plenty of Turks who wish to rise and
kill at once. The tendency to Individual acts
of violence will not be easily overcome.
"As to the Armenians, this rlotwas caused
by the Hunchaglst party. Tho Trosha
glsts, who are very strong here, unite In
condemning tho demonstration ns being
of the nature of an attempt to cause blood
shed for political ends, and therefore wrong
as well as excessively foolish.
"A body of Mahometans broke into a
room inhabited by Armenians Irom tne in
terior, situated right opposite the house
of a preacher at Cassin Pasha, and killed
about thirty. They used clubs and knives.
The bodies were afterward removed In
scavenger wagons by the police.
"About fifty more Armenians were killed
in the same way by Ihc Moslems In Stam
boul about the same time.
"The worst feature of the cafo is that
no Mahometan has been arrested for the
murder or tne Armenians, and mat ten or
twelve Armenians have been beaten to
death in the prison. So far only five or
six Proteslut.Ls have been hurt.
"The slaughter continued through Tues-'
day night and Wednesday morning. There
was no general attack on houses, but a
tendency to kill every Armenian seen In
"Of course, all stayed In their houses
except the higher classes,' who could af
ford to go in cabs. All business was. sus
pended, and as yet the major part of the
Armenian shopkeepers dare not come to
FREIGHT TRAIN BURNED
Also t -Large Straw Warehouse
. ajt Boyd's, Mi
Flttiiu-ff Solerce Tluit iluny Train
Were Delayed for Seerul Hours.
Loim'WIIl Ucmch $12,000.
A-lraln of freight cars and a large straw
warehouse and its contents at Lo)d's, Md.,
were de-stroyed last nigut by fire, involv
ing a loss or $8,000 or $10,000 to the
llalllmore au'd Ohio Ruilroad Company and
to Mr. W. T. Lewis, the owner of tne bulld
iiu, $2,500. partially insured.
The conflagration also causc-d a delay
or three hours to trains bound to and from
the city and created considerable excite
ment. The hay shed stood close to the main
line, communicating with it by slduig
It is believed that the fire was caused
by Murks from an cngiae passing the build
ing. The progress of the lire was not ob
served until the whole building was envel
oped, and, being filled with hay, it was
bat a few minutes before the structure
was a mass of roaring flames, which were
flung by a strong wind many yards across
the railroad tracks.
A- freight train had Just a few minutes
previously pulled Into the siding, almost
adjoining tlie liay shed, and before It could
be pulled nut the fames bad grown no rierce
that the cars had to be abandoned.
A man was hurriedly sent back to stop
the express train, which was then almost
The conductor of the freight train lost S78
In money, and tho other trainmen lost val
uables In the caboose, which was com
pletely destroyed by the fire.
An effort was made by the railway
cmpIo)es, assisted by the resident of the
vicinity, to put out the names. It was un
successful, owing to the fact thai there
are no water facilities at Boyd's nnd the
surrounding towns were unable to render
At one time it looked ns It the station
would be destroyed, but the shifting of
the wind saved It.
The frciglit train lost seven cars. Includ
ing the caboosr. The cars nre said lo have
contained valuable rrcight.
The trains wi.ich vere delayed there,
iK'ing unable lo pass on account of the
excessive heat, were: No. 1, going west
lo St. I.ouls; No. G, coming east from Chi
cago; No. 41, west from Hageretown; No.
51., went from Frederick, and No. !6, cast'
It was three hours at least before the
first sultslded, the wreck cleared away and
the line opened.
Trolley a Short Way In Town.
The Mount Vernon, Alexandria and Wash
ington Electric Railway has been ror se-v-eral
weeks ende-avorlng to hicate a cer
tain slip rrom 'hicl Its trolley line may
be continued under lis charter. The charter
provides that the company may employ an
overhead trolley within the District for
a distance of 400 feet near the foot of
Fourti-cuthj street. The company to-day
submitted its selection of a site, but the
matter has not been concluded, the title
not having. leen yet securisd.
Mr. Robert L. O'llrlen. of Massachusetts,
who during the last campaign acted as Mr.
Cleveland's stenographer, and who has
since Mr. Cleveland's ekction been rated
on the lill House books as principal
executive clerk, has resigned, to enter the
ranks of the "Washington correspondents.
A Caution Man.
"It's a Kood thlug to 1 cautious when
among strangers," said the precise-looking
man, to a talli angular old fellow, to whom
he was miking- u the deck of a Hudson
"Yes" was the re-pruise, ''you can't most
always tell who ) ou're talking to when you
don't know, and strangers thrown together
as we are are mighty likely to make mis
takes, ir Ihey don't watch out."
"That's what I think aliout it," said the
pre-cise one. "Thern are senral people
around that I'd like to know who they are,
but I fet 1 a. Celicacy lu asking."
"Who. for instance?" asked the tall
party, letting tils cjes wander aliout the
"Well, there's a lady standi!?-; tle-re. by
that door talking to a young fellow, who
looks as If he-might lie her son."
"That rar door?" Inquired the tall party,
stretching 1.1s neck around.
"I tee three or four there."
"It's the one to. the other side."
"She looks as ir she might bite a nail in
"Got a Jaw on her like a vise?"
"Keeps it going all the time, as if there
nasn'tanr such thing asanctglit hourlabor
"Got a bonnet on that looks as if it might
be a sign for a vegetable gardener?"
"Got a complexion like a slab of tan
"Looks as It her temper n oulel sour milk
Jut from the con?"
"Got ou clothes that look like they'd been
made out ot last ye ar's circus posters?"
"Exactly she's the onel Who is she?"
The tall party got up to get a bolter look
before committing himself.
"She's a Jay from Jaj's Cross Roads,
ain't she?" he said, wllh a laugh, as he
sat down asalu.
"Yes- Who is she?"
"Oh, slie-'s my wife. Let me take you
over and introduce you."
But the cautious mau declined, and man
aged to lose himself iu (lie crowd as quickly
as possible. New York Sun.
The Date for the Wedding;.
Mrs. Swayhack sighed when her daughter
told her that Mr. Trlvvet had asked her to be
his wife and that she had become engaged.
"Isuppose I ought not to feel badly about
it," Mrs. Swaybaek added, wlpirg away a
tear with tho corner ot her apron. "It is
woman's destiny to be married. I left the
home of my happy girlhood to become Mrs.
Swaybaek, and now you must leave to
become Mrs. Triwer. Still, I cannot help
feeling my loss very deeply. A mother can
never lose iher daughter with Indifference.
She can never give her up not even to the
best man In tho world without deep
By this tmioSMrs. Swaybaek was sobblDg
violently, and.her daughter was trying to
"I rhallrsmo to see you often, mother
darling," she' said.
' Of coarse you win; out it is a great
trial to jtartwith you, my child. You
must not mind your fond mother's crying
a bit over it."
"Dry yoar eyes, mother. I am sure you
i-nnlrtn'r" desiro a finer young man than
Mr. Triwct for a son In-law, and, ot
course, you expected me to get married some
Mrs. Swayback's sobs broke oat afresh,
and for a time she refused to be i-omforted.
Then she applied a handkerchief vigor
ously to het eyes and asked:
"When Is the wedding to be?"
"In about six months, mamma dear."
"Six months!" exclaimed Mrs. Sway
baek. "What on earth does the procms
tinator mean by ivittiug It off that loug?
Mary Aun, I don't believe ho intends to
marry you at all, so I don't. If he did,
he'd insist on having the wedding como
ofr Inside six weeks at the furthest-"
Superintendent of Whole-snIeMnrket.
By an order passed this morning the Com
missioners designated C. A. Rice, of No.
1116 Twelfth street northeast, as the su
perintendent of t he wholesale market. The
work of preparlng"the space for occupancy
is progressing rapidly, and within a tew
days notice of the sale of stalls will be
There will be a tola! of 1-tO rpaces.
each eight feet Jn width, and each dealer
will be privileged to bid for ns many as
he chooses td pay for.
U.I at- J", I M
u.-. . ..
ilyiiiilig to sell or exiiiauge?
prill iIj ilia work for yoj.
IN TOUCH JIMTH SPAIN
Arrival of Two Distinguished
Newspaper Men From Madrid.
EEPEESENT "EL IMPAEOIAL"
Their l'unOMO 1 to TnuiNnilt News
Direct to ii imI From tho hpanlnh Cap
ital for tliel'iirposoot QiilctlnKSen
t intent in Km or ot CuIki mid to
I'revent Action hy Conc-ros.
Two members ot the Spanish nobility ar
rived in Washington this morning ou a mis
sion of the greatest Importance to three
countries Spain, Cubd and the United
States. Their work Is unofficial so far us
made known, bat It is expected to be none
the less effective on that account.
They are Don tlamon Casket, corre
spondent and one of the four proprietors
oi LI lmparcial, the great morning Journal
or Mudrid, with U00,00u dally circula
tion, and Dou Texironte Gallego, corre
spondent of the ileraldo de Madrid, an
evening paper, next iu importance to the
They came In from New York, where
they had Just arrived, and registered at
the Arlington. They were met by the
secretary of the legation, and went at onco
to the "hotel" of that body, at No. 1212
L street northwest.
TDLIl: ViOKK IN AMERICA.
Their mission is no less than to estab
lish much closer newspaper relations be
tween the capitals of the two great na
tions named than have ever existed be
fore, .ni to have toe Cuban cxpiiul also
hi the same circuit.
It Is hoped In that way to check the
growing popularity of the Cuban cause
i-nioag the Ainiricau people and to pre
vent any action at the coming session of
lCagrc-. Iii.il nilglii prove umavoraDle to
In any case the Spanish people will be
kept more accurately Informed, they be
lieve, of what is going on in America
Don tiassct will remain here during the
approaching session of Congress, If not
longer. lie will establish a bureau for
his paper and will have correspondents
in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and
other cities, including New Orleans and
At tho Eame time his brother, who is
also a correspondent for the paper and
part owner, will establish a news bureau
at Havana, and the two will work to
gether. Don Gallego will remain here three or
four da)s and then go to Cuba, where he
exiiecis to remain till January. lie will
represent his paper In the Island, and
furnish reports of military operations
WILL I'LCASi: SOCIETY.
Don (Jasset will prove a great ailddion to
society here. Nelthcrhe nor his companion
speaks English, but that is a drawback
soon remedied. Ho Is young, handsome and
Of medium height, he is rather solidly
built, but with a tnm figure. He dresses
handsomely but rather quietly In fashion
so nearly cosmoimlitan that he would not
lie likely to bo taken for a foreigner here
or In any other great capital of the world.
His face Is smooth shaven, oval, with full
round features, dark eyes nnd closely
clipped dark hair. His complexion Is
a light olive.
In manner Don (Jasset possesses all the
courtliness and dignity usually ascribed
to his people
He greeted The Tlms representative
with an oxprc-ssion of pleasure on his race
and asked the interpreter to return his
thanks for the attention shown him. He
had not been here long enough to form any
determination regarding his 'niianent
location, lnt was well pleased with what he
had Pet n ot the city.
Don Gasset's father was the founder
of "Kl Impartial." He was a Senator In
the Spanish Cortez In the time of King
Amadeus, and later minister fur the col
onies in one or more cabinets.
The- Doubtful Heiiedlet.
Among the witnesses who appeared be
fore the civil court the other day in an
action of tori wasonc.a melancholy )oung
man with a noticeable arrangement or
features. When he took his place on the
witness stand the examining counsel be
gan with the stereot)ped: "Are you a
married man or a single man?"
The witness shifted about uneasy-like
from foot to foot an dthen answered sadly:
"1 don't know."
It was the lawyer's turn now to look
uneasy. He glanced at the witness, then
at the court, and rinally, running an eye
the length of the young man, ns if about
to give a guess on his weight, asked in a
kind of an amused way:
"You're the llrst )oung man of your age
that I ever met who couldn't respond
either affirmatively or negatively on that
"I can't," said the witness, turning his
bead as if the subject was to him a clis-agre-eable
one. The lawyer asked him
why, and, finding that he must answer,
"Well, I was married a couple of months
ago to a woman who had had a previous
marriage annulled on the ground that she
was Insane at the time the ceremouy was
performed. I have now reason to belicv
that she was insane when she marrii'd me.
IT she wasn't," and his features related
Into a melancholy smile, "I think I must
have been insane to have married her. I
am going to let the court decide it later
on." lloston Globe.
Have you anything to sell or exchange?
A "Want" ad will do the work for you.
" VqWs stacks
ISSUE OF STOCK
OPEN FOE SU11SCEIPTI0N
AND FIRST PAYMENT.
SHAKES S2.60 EACH.
Subscriptions for the 30th issue
or 6tock and rirst payment thereon
will be received dally from S a. m. to
4:30 p. m.at theorricc of the Asso
ciation. Four per cent Interest per
annum is allowed. Upon maturity of
shares full earnings are paid.
Pamphlets explaining the object
and advantages of the Association
and other information furnished up
on application at the of rice.
EQI'ITADLE H'lLDIKC. 1003 Fst. nw.
rresHcnt. Thomas Somen die.
Vice President. A. J. Schartilrt. "
2d Vice President. Geo. W.Casilear.
Secretary, Jol'ii Joy EUson.
Safe Deposit Boxes.
For Rent, $5 Up.
Kto7 liar ire read la the newspapers
of bouses be lnt broken Into nud money,
Jawolrj", and other atuc,b!es stolen. Why
not bo prepared against snth emergencies
br renting a sa'o derotrbr ot this com
pany e hare them f r ieut for $3 and
up according to size and location.
American Security &
Trust Co.. 1405 G St.
C.J. BELL, President.
READ THIS AND PROFIT THEREDY!
Wo .MANUFACTURE onr clothing nnd RETAIL It at th WHOLESALE prta
which means a saying of 23 to 40 per cent, profit to every purchaser, but la or
der to test the value of our Ad, In The Times, we offer the following indnoeseat.
SI. 00 Discount to every purchaser of a Man's Suit or
Men's 110 00 and 11200 nil-wool Overcoats and Salts, sola by a for. S7.0O
Man's 113 SO and $1100 all-wool Ore n-oiU and Suits, sold by us for. HO. 00
lion's .16. 00 and tliOO all-wool Overcoats and butts sold by us 'or JliM
lien's $J) CO ant iliOO all-wool Oiereoats and bulls, sold by Ul for- $15.00
Men's f-"iK) and $Si0J all-wool Overcoats and Suits, Ail by us for-.. S17.M
405 TtH Street IN. MM.
Wholesale and Retail Manufacturing (Miiers.
High Praise From the Ladies of
the W. C. T. U.
MRS. LA FETEA'S KIHD WOEDS
Shu In Grutcful for tho Support Given
to Tern penmen Work, and Advised
Visiting Workers to Induce Their
liOCiil NcivMpuiiern to Follow tho
Kxiimplo Set la Wushlngton.
Ther wera busy scenes ibis morning
around the headquarters of the W. C. T. U.
The grand "World's Kally," to be held to
morrow afternoon at the Metropolitan
Church, promises to lie an affair of which
the local temperance organizations may
well be proud. Under the management of
Mrs- S. 1). Fctra, all arrangements are now
completed, and everything is in rcadrue-s.
for a rousing, enthusiastic meeting.
Prof. Uibson, of the Metropolitan Church,
this morning sent the musical programme
to Mrs. I J Fetra, and much satisfaction is
expressed at the various selections. A
glorlojs welcorua will be pealc-d forth by
the chimes at 2.45, and then Prof. Gibson
will render the following beautiful strains:
1, "My Country, Tis of Thee;" 2, "Old
Coronation;" J, "King Oat the Joy .Bells;"
4, "St. Martin's;" 5, "When Peace Like
a Itivcr;" 6, Schubert's "Ave Maria;" 7,
"Lead. Kindly Light;" 8, Carillon Ves
pers" and "Monastery tells;" 9, "Guide
Me, Oh, Thou Urcat Jehovah;" 10. "In the
Sweet Bye and Bye," and 11, "Old Hun
dred." AN INFORMAL RECEPTION.
The "Y" chorus and the choirs of the
Metropolitan, Congregational, and other
churches will furnish appropriate sing
ing; then will follow the prayer by Rev.
Hugh Johnson, and speeches and conven
tion dise-ourses by the most noted members
among temperance workers. A short sketch
of these distinguished women was given
in last evening's Times.
A number ot deiiKaies held an informal
reception at Mrs. La Fetra's this morning
for the purpose of discussing local and na
tional features of the work. Among lLose
present were Mrs. A. S.. Benjamin, the
principal speaker at the rally tomorrow
and State president of Michigan. Mrs.
Benjamin Is one of the strongest workers
in the cause, and siioke at 30111c length ot
the good accruing rrom parliamentary
drills, such as have been given here during
the past three clays.
Mrs. Ellen A. Dayton Blair was also
present and gave a very pleasant talk about
her work among children. She has now
enrolled under the banner ot the W. C. T.
C. nearly 300,000 children. Lately in
rive States they have been organized into
senior grades. They study and are exam
ined In temperance manuals and tenets,
and If competent, receive a diploma and
These graduates are then eligible to be
delegates, and among the children tem
perance couventions are growing very
Mrs. Blair Is a sweet-faced woman of
about 40. She is known throughout the
temiK-rance world as the original "chalk
talker," or the pioneer of the endeavor to
iKgln the work at the beginning, that Is
to crusade among theenUdren aim to make
temperance so attractive that never In after
life will they be tempted to break its
beautiful and soul-llftlDg principles. .
Mrs. La Fetra followed Mrs. Hlair and
spoke or the success ot the local temperance
work. She said that the cause had taken
many steps forward iu the past year, and
she attributed it wholly to the generous and
loyal support the great principle had al
ways received from The Times. Bhe said
that in Its news and editorial columns this
fair and impartial Journal had always
said the highest and the best of the labor or
temperance, and going as It does Into so
many thousand homes It is doing in valuable
missionarv work for the noblest or causes.
GOOD WORDS FOR "THE TIMES."
Mrs. La Fetra laughingly told her asso
ciates that If they wished all temperance
movements to succeed as they succeed In
Washington they must Induce their local
papers to roHow the example ot The Times.
Much disappointment was expressed by ,
someot the delegates that Miss Wlllardcan- I
not attend the meeting to morrow, but
owlug to the fatigue incident to the conven
tion In Baltimore she has decided to take
a complete rest. Miss IVillard will not go
to Europe, as originally intended, nut win
spend the winter lecturing in the South.
Amoig the visilii.g delegates who will
liartlcipale In to-morrow's rally are Mrs.
Katharine Leuto Stephens. Miss Adah
Austin, ami Miss Clara A. Stephens, rrom
the headquarters in Chicago; Mrs. TaUord,
of Colorado; Mrs. I). E. McMahan. Mrs. C.
C. Hacadom. and Mrs. H. A. Lippincott,
Troy, N. Y.; Mrs. J. A. Connor. Baltimore,
MrsI Albert Lilile and Mrs. Emma Jacob
son. Chicago; Selir.i L. Svvyler. Camden,
N. J.; Mrs. Emma Taylor. Bristol. Pn.;
Mrs- Helen Brock. Rochester. N. Y.;
Miss ALgenette StickneJ, Scimervllle,
N. II.: Mrs. E. Van de Werken, Uulon Hill,
N J.: E. McC"cllan. West Hohoken, N. J.;
Mrs. E. J. Mareu. lloston. Mass.: Mrs. A.
Vrleland, ratcron, N. J.: Miss M. White,
Portland. Conn.: Sue T. Smith, Rockland,
Mass.: Mrs. George Cutler. Taunton, Mass.;
Mrs. R. r. B. Round, Somerset, Mass ;
Mrs. George De Long, Montclalr, N. J.:
Mrs. M. E. Cheney, lloston, Mass.: Mrs.
Larajette Draper, AttlelKiro, Mass.; Mrs.
F. W. Phillips. Taunton, Mass.: Mrs. Joseph
Whittakcr. Boston; Mrs. F. M. Mitchell,
Hcrndnn. Va., and Mrs. C. E. Munroc,
Millerville. N. J.
DECISION AFFECTING WILLS.
JiidK,"llrtR"er' Opinion In tlio Case of
Mrs. Eiiston'H Heir-..
In answering the petition of the heirs at
law of the late Mrs. Caroline Easton, ask
ing for the appointment of an administra
tor. Judge Haguer decided that where
a IKTS.011 had died Intestate leaving letters
containing requestsconcernlng post-morlcm
disposition of property, the letters could
not be admitted to probate.
Mrs. Easton had written numeroasjetters
to her bankers, Rlggs & Co., in which she
exprc-sscd w bat she-wanted done with some
ot her property. It was held that the letters
would not operate as a will.
Complaint About Teams.
President Baker, of the Columbia Rail
way Coniiny, was before the Commis
sioners to-day with the request for an
anicnfracnl to the pi lice regulations that
shall re-quire teams to be driven slowly
at the Se-venth street Junction of the
Columbia w l;li the Washington and George
low 11 cable line, mid altng Massachusetts
avenue, parallel with the Columbia track.
The matter will tie considered by the
Lnarel at lis first meeting.
402 AND 404
Ilal f-HoI!day De-allnK WussXarrovv and
New York, Oct. 26. The stock mar
ket was narrow and professional this morn
ing. The undertone was firm, however,
the result of efforts In the past of bears to
St. Paul was quite a feature and roM
from 76 l-4to"6 3-4, Eock Island advanced
from 77 to 77 1-2, Burlington A Qulncy
from 8D 7-8 to 86 3-8 and Northwest from
106 1-2 to 108 3-4.
These stocks were in demand on reports
that the statement of 8t. Paul for Septem
ber will show a material Increase in net
earnings. L. & N. moved up to 50 3-4 on
the cessation of selling for foreign account.
Pacific Moil ran off 3-4 to 30 3-8.
The rciiort current yesterday of a settla
ment with the Panama has not been con
firmed. In the Industrials Leather pre
ferred broke from 74 1-2 to 72 1-4 on
liquidations; Sugar and Chicago Gas wera
3 to 7-8 per cent higher. At the closing
speculation was slightly easier in tone.
New York Stock Market.
Furntsbedby Frank Wilson Bro wn, bro
1335 F street.
On Illrh Low.
Arceticac Tohseco W 33 SSH
Atrhi-on. Ton.. Jta. f. .. a4 :oi; avj
CanaiU southern 5"M S6' 3-'e
Col Fuel Iron .. S3'4 SXi Z&K
cayuincy ws avi
acatht l )d -iih -'-
ChMapr ate & Ohio 1Jh 13 134
Chicago Su. 69 F94 68
Del. Lack, t Wiern IBTiS lG7c 167;
Distiller Cattle Feei 23?i SOS 5is
Erie H4 ISM l
Ueueral Ele-tne ... iOS S5J C5
LakeMiore .. 130H 1H 13H :
LcuIstIUs and NasarlUa. .9 We JSJs
Lead 23 S3 Kl
leather. 12V UK HS
Leather prf ...... 7J 74 1 105$
U.T. pTd 315 34i Itj-J
Missouri Pacifla 34 SH sSM
Manhattan Uefaied 10C Itni 1061J 1
Northwest lCi IOC" IlUss 1
S. W pfd .. SIM 541J st;J
Ornsha 4-'- 42i Ui
FacincMall 3f)i 30jiS 30
'leaning H 19 l2i
JtocL Island ....... J7 H
Southern. 1SV ll ll'i
SoutLernpfd Sta, C6!s e,
fct-faul 76-.J ;C 7GJi
Migar 1IM" H3H MS' ;
1 ennessee Coat a iron. .. 39 33$ Si
Texas 1-aclHc 'i 954
Union I'acinc lis ls 12j
Wataaa prsreired 21 Slit 214
Western unioa Tel DIV 9li 915,
Cliicazrt Unard or Trade.
Op'n. I Hiii. I LoW.
S r are ltrm:
Open. Rich Low. Close.
... 3 SO 3
... 437 8.43
.. 8.44 Sii
. . b.5 S70
as) 8 41
8.41 8 57
W ashlngtnn stoe'; I.xcnan::.
Sales regular call 12 o'c ock m. Columbia
Railroad 6s, &SU0 at 111. Metropolitan K. I!, 14
at .on ltlgi-s Fire Insurance, 11XJ at 7T(. Af
ter ciil H ashlngton Gas, It) at 47.
f,0VEI,UKNrB0S0 1,13. Ask'd
HS '. U- H1H I!-1
ir.;.. 4'e C 1114 ll-
l.S.4's 1935 1ZSH
i'.S.S's 1904 1144
llISTEICT Of COtCHBIA BOVDS.
t."s lb'J "JO-year Funding" 10 .....
C'slOOi "30-year Funalne"EOld- lt.'!i .....
T"sl'JUt "Water Mocr-currency. US
si'J03 "ftaterbtoclc' currency.. .113 ....
3.6Vf 1924 "fcundinc" currency.. .....Hi ....
sc,s Keg. -"-ills, isw-iuui. nw .....
Vt U K K Coot. 6's 1st, V-19 160 ITS
W i (i It It Conr. 6's At, S--41 .... 1W) 175
MetRRConr 6's, 19U1 115 113M
Met Ul. Conr i'a 1M
Delt R K5"sl3-.'I tO 90
Eckiuston Rl.ts, 1SSC-1911 1OT
Columbia K Ros, 1914 llOfj i:ilf
V asb Uns e o, er A, b's. lW.'---7.... 113
V.ass.GasCo.fcerB.trs.lUM-'-y..... lit ....
U ash Gas Co C OUT is, lit) I m 133
IL : tlec Light Conv S's. I'JJl 10
Amer ffec Jt '1 rust S's, 1903 101
Anier bee .E 'trust 5s. liWu. 101 ......
vvnstr Market to ltt 6'a. 189i-isH.
IT,000 retired aunually 110
WastiMark: tolmpb8, l-JK-W 110
VtasliMarkl'oixsnos, 191 '-ST.... 109
Masonic Hall Abs'n VStt, 190o 103
Wash Ltinlantry Istus. IMI 130
ivashl t, lulautryid 7'e, 1S95
STIONAL UASk. STOCka.
Pank ot Washington 233
Bank of Republic... .210 ...
Central ...... .................. t70 ......
Formers una Mechaulca.. .......... ISO ......
becoud. Ill 1S3
C,tieus ......... ............ .... lid ... .
Columbia. 130 140
Traders. 103 106
Lincoln 97 lOi
safk Drrosrr and Tr.rsx CD's.
Nat Safe Deposit & Trust ... IS 133
Wash Loan i: Trust ':19 l.'l
Ambecuniy & Trust lSUJi" ltt
Wash safe Deposit 60 75
Washhictoa nud Georgetown 50 83
Metropolitan IU0 101M
rLlnluD.w.. ................ .... CO
Ucorvelovtnand Temliyrown... .. .... 30
C1A3 AM ELSC UbUrsrOCE.
Washington uas. I6Ji 43X
Georgetown Gas..... 47 ......
L. i Uectrie Ll;rb! US 137
Corcoran 50 ......
1'utomac.. ...... ........ ........... 68 ......
Arlmctoa 110 13)
German American..... 1G0 ......
National I uiou 10 13
Cclumbia is ......
R'SES Tli bli
People's 0 6I4
(.vmmerclaL- 41 set
TITLE ISSCK1NCB STOCKS.
Real Lstate'litle 108 lis
Columbia Title....... 7 8
District ritla. S 14
Chesapeako auu 1'otomac ..... H 00
American Grsphopbone ............ '.5 3f
I'aeumaticGnn lirrlagro.. .......... .S3 .35
Washington Market liy
Great rails ico ......... ............ 130 lto
hull Run fauorama .... ......
?tor. 4k Wash, bleamboat............ ....
Ivy City Brick- .
Lincoln Hall 60
Inter-cJceaurJullstlnc .... ...
Mergaatbaler Ltaotypei..... 210 230
Have vou rooms to rem? Pnt a "Want"
ad In The Times.