V i.CUJ,j'jS2 TJt-
. "v TiLEEVEyiya times, sAirimpAY,' October 26, tsW
V t I , L. Mf
15 Per Cent Discount
Off Everything in Our '
for the next two days. This is
just a pleasant little surprise for
our customers. It isn't to run
off old stock. It is bimply to
boom our business.
Everything' in the store will be
subject to 15 per cent discount
off the marked prices.
All Our Furniture
and you won't find any larger or
better assortment in the city.
AH Our Carpets
the finest stock we ever handled
every make and weave you can
think of all new and prctt
patterns. All Our Draperies
our immense block of Curtains
and Portieres Nottiughams,.
Real Brussels, Swiss Tambours,
Chenilles. The marked prices
are wonderfully low.
Remember, this discount Is only
for 3 days.
Wash. B. Williams,
7th and D. Sts.
m'.viiay ti:achkiis' ci.cn.
Prominent Worker I)lciiiKf he Value
of tin- lllblo iik u Text llixik.
The Sunday School T. nchers' Oluh In Id lw
oprnlng t-tsiiii of the season In tl r lecture,
ball of Columlii in University, efrtt relay
afternoon. The attendance ft as somewhat
of n disappoiiiOiieut, tliere 1m his only about
n quarter of a timid red people present, hut it
was alleged that this was due to the Insuf
ficient notice ghe-u of the meeting. Tlio
addresso were of a hlghoriler, thntby Ker.
Dr. Itadchife Inlng eloquent and orthodox,
.iind that liy Mr. Xeeilham, of the First Hap
1 1st Sunday schobl, being an urge nt appeal to
leathers to study the IJiljle nlth .1 IeW
ti producing results for mnn'.inii.
Kev. Dr. Gill)ert spnlte briefly, as did
The schedule of meetings of the Sunday
Teachers Cluli w.ie announced as folium:
No ember 2Stli. 'l,ibleChrenology,"ltev.
Charles A. Kl.ikcl ;"HibIcGcograptij , " Itev.
P. II. Ilristow; December IGth, "The His
tory of the Patriarchs." Prof. Isaac Clark;
"The Ilistor of the Theocracy," Prof. J.
12. Ewell: January lath, "Tho History of
the Hebrew- Monarchy." Rev. S.L. Heeler:
"New Testament History." Prof. II. L.
Ituell; February 10th. "The Books of the
of Mr. A. G. Itlddle. or Hit., tily. to Mr.
Kouf Gosiiel"." Kev. F. A. Stier; M.ireli fllh.
"The Paulln Hpistlcs." Rev. llr. Cmter;
April 13th. "Jesus llefore Hjiitlsm," A.
Osborne: "The Early Ministry of Jcsiw."
II. K. Fishburn; M-iy 11th, "The Galhleau
Ulnistry," Prof. K. B. Warder.
lti:ACIIEU AX ACIIKKJIKXT.
Annoovtla Itullmiv I'rildint titid Ills
Klililie-. Cot 'loj-ether.
The strained relations which luvu ru
ined for some d.is past between the
management ami employe of the Ana--ostla
btrett Ualluaj Coiuiiiuy ncreatnlcV
b!y adjusted jestinlay at a conferenco
between President Griswoid and a com
mittee repreM ntlng the Mreet Uallwuy
Under the t mis of the agreement the
wagis of the unpUnch from Koremlier 1
'o May I ill lie M..!!! for seieu trips and
H.41 for ipht trips, making an average of
fl.3ti 1-2 per day.
From Hecinjber 1 to March 1 the 'wapes
rrlll be $1.20 pr daj for Seven trips and
fl.35 for eight trip, making an average
or $1.27 1-2 per day.
In addition President Griswoid has
Igrccd to put on two extra trips, which
frill have the effect of equalizing the
wages of the employes.
When the matter comes up at the meeting
of the Itailwa Asimbl on next Thurs
ilay it will, of course, be referred to the
Anacosiia Itailna) memliers as the per
rons most inten stcd, and "whatever their
decision may lie will be indorsed bj the
other members of the assembly.
H7XDS FOll C. E. '9U.
CliiiirmiMi ItomVnn Sm- Tlnit More
Tlmn Vl.OOU Has Heen Coiitrtlmtnl.
A tnelhig of the sub-committee on
flnaiiie, for the international Christian
Endeavor convention, i hicii will con
vene in Washington in 1811G, was held
last c-vcniug at the New l'ork Avenue
In reference to the norkof thecomniiltec
aln ady done, Cha lrma n Kobison staled that
S8,7i0 15 hid liei-n subsc rilied and $5.11
additional had been guaranteed, making
a total of li,281J contributed by Eli
de jvorers alone. The eash paid in up
to dite is $2.7:18.20.
A meeting or the auxiliary finance com
mittee was arrangeel for and will be held
within the next few lays.
Those pre-sint were Cliairmnn W. B
Robison, Mr. W. II. II. Smith, member
ex-offitio .mil chairman of the committee
of "90, ami Mesrs. W. W. Everett, J. A.
Runy.in, W. C. He-iiry, J. A. McElwce,
Oeorge K. Williams, It. E. I,. Smith,
George A. Birch, W. I Stowell, and C.
Did Xot Affe-ct Stock..
London. Oct. 24. The Times dispntcii
from Hong Kong relative to a treaty be
tween Russia and China to the elisadvan
tage or England hail no effect on the price
of consols at the slock evchange to-day.
THE BEST OF ALL
The Most Attractive Establishment
That the block occupying the north side
ofPeiinsjlvania avenue, between Ninth anil
Tenth streets, is tobecome,. or hasalreidy
become, the Icailing anil most important
business block in the city or Washington
Is evidenced by the fact that the very high
est grades, of store anel business houses
mrc locating there-
One of the most prominent houses that
liave newly opened here Js the Emerson
Shoe Store, It. B. Grover & Co , formerly
at 110.1 Pennsylvania avenue-
For a long time liast builders, carpenters,
masons, and expert artisans have been con
verting the building Into a rittlug home ror
the Washington branch of the greatest shoe
concern in the Uniti-d States- When the al
terations were coniple-ted artists anil deco
Tateirs and mosaic workers converted the
place into a perfect dream or beauty.
From its exquisitely painted steel ceilings
toils mosaic floor, its polished oak walls, its
cozy nooks and corners, its handsome fire
place, its magnificent bent French plater
Class chow -window, its beautiful trans
parent entrance door. It .is complete In
It is with the knowledge that they have
equipped for their Washington pqlrons the
finest shoe store in the country, and with
Justifiable pride, that the proprietors
opened their superb place to the public
The Emerson concern owns no less than
twenty-seven retail stores throughout the
country, in addition to their immense fac
tories in Massachusetts.
The .Emerson shoes ranee In price from
93 to. $7, and the lowest priced shoes are
very high grade productions, both in qual
ity and sill.
IN FAVOR OF AHTI-TOXINE
Prominent Physicians Do Not
Agree With Dr. Wm. Cook.
BLOOD POISONLNGNOT CAUSED
Tliere Aro Some Makers of the nra
cdy Who Io Xot Uc PrecnutlniM.
Tliere Hmo Ileen One or Two Sud
den DcntliM Kroin Hk t7r, I'.-it Jfone
From Hloml 1'olMOnlnir.
The attack of Dr. William II. Cook, of
Culi ago, publMied in ye-stcnlaj'a Morn
ing Times, upon nnti-toxlne, In which he
says that It Is responsible for a great
many eases of bloexl poisoning, meets
with gcniT.il disapproval among the phj si
clans or this eity.
It is quite true that In some tasis sudden
death has followed the use nf anti-tox-ine,
but the phvsiclans claim that a was
not due to Hie serum, but to some poison
ous toslc which had entered the fluid
after it was prepared.
Another way it might lie acenunteel ror
Is that irresponsible perseios are making
anil putting on the market an atill-lolne
which Is prepared bj them without the
usual precautions iniplojeel b the recog
nized inn ken e.r the new rtlM-ovc-ry. It
may be the ease In Chicago that some one
is making the Hind, like Hie in in with the
iweniv-nvetent razors, "to se'il."
- In a -null Minthern town on e-very court
el.ij a l.lklr would come to the town, and,
after lxirrowlng a large dr.v-goin box.
would lake his stand on it mill begin to
declaim the .iilvaut.ige-s of his wares in .i
It happened one iliy that he had some
razors to sell, and in onle-r to make It an
inducement to buy he would throw in a
pair of s'cks, siv or e-ighl handke-rehiers,.
a peicketbook and several otln-r email ar
ticlesall ror the sum or tweotj-five cents.
Finally an old countryman stepped up
and bought a hunch. The pure haer then
de'pnrte-d, and on the next court elay the
rakir agiln made his appearance". He be
gan to extol the beauty of his things,
when up ivalkesl his customer of a pre
vious sale and began to abuse him, call
ing him a elieat. fraud am liar.
NOT MADE roll THAT iyjltFOSE.
"This razor won't sliavc," howled the
"Who wild it would," retorteel the fakir.
"Those razors were niaele to sell. The-y
were not maele to shave."
That is probably the wav with Dr.
Cook's nnti-toxtne He probably got some
thai was made to sell anil not to cure.
It ean reailily be senui w hat an injury could
be elone any standard elrug if irresjionsible
partii-s began the prnniKi nous manufacture
of It. Of course Iheeloetor woulel not know
whether It was good or not.
He would gel it fremi the ilruggist anil
that is all there is to It. But s there
are only a few antitoMiie mnmifaetoricH
in the i-oul try it would tie' .1 e-enipiratlvilv
easv thing ror eveu a Chicago phjsician
to ostnin the genuine artlele.
Among the v e'ry prominent physicians In-
terviewcel by The Tiiiicd reporter to-d.iy
reg-irdhig the number of cases they hail,
or had he-.irel or, we re the rollowiiig:
Dr. Wither W3m.n1, surgeon Kueral of
the Jlirine Hospital Corp "1 have nev
er heanl of .1 eae of Mood petisoniiig as a
result of the 11-e of .111(1 toxine. We had
about the M-coiiel horse eve'r iiioeuliteri In
this e-ountry, and we shlppeil the serum
of our own culture through the siTViei-,
and alo sent out a great many s.liejiles
to physic! ins to ti-sl anil so fnr have
hid the most gratifing results from it.
"I have never ce;ii he aril of a ease
where It was charged that nnli-loine
was the cause of blood puKonlng. I can
see, theicgliT how it might oe-cur. Impure
serum, or a dirty ne'e-die that was useel
for injecting the srrum, might e-aue blooel
poisoning, but I have never lean I r 11."
Dr. Henry Krogslad, a homeopathic phy
sician, and one of the- plijsicians who at
teudiil Secretary Gresuani in his last ill
ness "I have never had a ease in my own
practice where I used anil toxine, but In
di.scusins Ihc remedy I have never heard
it chargeel that it was the result of blood
Dr. Samuel C. Busey: "I do not know of
any cases where anil toxine caused blood
poisoning. There have been a few cases of
sudden death after its use, but they were
all too sudden for blood iioisonlrg."
HEALTH OFFICE OPINION.
It is tlio opinion or the District health
officials that the antl toxine remedy, as ob
tained and dispensed here, may lie em-
plojeel wiih the utmost safety in the treat
ment or diphtheria, notwithstanding llr
Cook, of Chicago.
The item In The Morning Times giving
Dr. Cook's views ivas called to the atten
tion of the health orfice to elay, and In the
absence or Br. Woodwarel Chief Clerk 11c-
Clane and Ur. Fowler both staled that tho
serum has been in ue quite extensively by
local physicians with what appears to have
been excellent results.
"The serum," Dr. Fowler said, 'Is ob
tained bj the Marine Hospital hen Ice. The
horses are first carefully examined as to
Ihelr physical coiutltlon, and such onlv as
arcabsolutelv sound are employed. Ihave
heard nothing against the use of the serum,
ami should not hesitate for a moment to
implo) tho remedy in mj own family.
"There is sometimes a species or hives,
known as ulicaria.'tliat develops, lam in
formed, nrtcrtbeserum is administered, but
it is nn incident of 110 momint. The erup
tion. If it ma j be called such, proeluces an
itching, but it is not troublesome. I should
suppose also that it ivill bring any humor
of the blood to the surface, and that if
scrofula is in Ihc system it might lie made
to iiiauircst itself, but unless tins Dr. Cook
can produce statistics to hack up his as
sertion I shall be disposed to place but
little confide nee In his opinion."
COLO HE D V. M. C. A.V MEET.
They Eiilertnlneel tlio Hnrliern of tho
, City Lnht Night.
There was a reception given last night by
the eiiloreel Y. M.C.A. to tho barbers of the
city In the Y. M. C. A. building, No. 1S07
anel 1G0U Eleventh street northwest.
After assembling In the reading room
they were inlted in the parlor, where
the following programme was rendered:
Instrumental duct, cornet and organ,
by J. It. Uulkiey and Sirs. Trank T. Davis;
address of wele-onio by Samuel Williams;
resimnse, Itoliert K. Searcy.
In a erj brief but lHeasint speee-h Mr.
William wele-omed the barliers, nud said
lhat the Y. M. C. A. oiieueil its doors to all,
and although the idea hail guncabroaelth.it
the assoeiiillon was onlv for a select few,
yet it was eloing niueh in reaching men of
all positions. He closed with an appeal
to his fellow e-raflsnien to join in the work
to aid In Its extension until all the men
or the eity had been reached.
Mr. Searej in response spoke of thefldel
ilyof the barbers to any causo In whlclithey
enlisted. He said that w henevcr any move
ment in IhU work wanted to bo pushed
forth the barbers must be called on.
The ladies' committee then served re
freshments. Pre-sidcnt J. H. Meriwether,
International Secretary W. A. Hunton, E.
H.Hunter, chairman of themcmbershlp com
mittee, anel Dr. William Conner were called
upon They responded, each emphasizing
some phase pf the association work.
This Is but ono or the ree-eptions that will
be given by tho association throughout the
Dropped Dead at TYork.
Hlcliard Qoeldard, living" at No. 1410
Seventeenth street northwest, dropped dead
about 2 o'clock yesterdav afternoon. Qoel
dard was repairing a stove at No. 220C
1-ourtecntti street, when be felt appar
ently unconscious. Dr. Manning was um
moned. but pronounccel life extinct. The
coroner said the cause of Goddard's sud
den death was heart disease.
Pennsylvania Railroad, to Baltimore
Tickets sold Saturday and Sumiav, Octo
ber 26 and 27. returnlni; Monday," the-28' le
Kood on any train- --
Handsome Plush C.tpe, extra
wide sweep, silk lined through
out, fur-trimmed.' O11I3- a few.
734-736 7th N. W.
Bet. G and H Streets.
AT THE CALL OF THE BELL
Murderer of Georgia Sheriff In
trenched With His Relatives.
PopulNtH 111 11 l'eipnllMt StrollKtllllel
WIioXi-mI Hut tlii" It liiultiK of Farm
Ik-ll to -AM.mble for HiinIih-mh.
Savannah, Oa., Oct. "C The situation In
8cre en County, as the result of the- murder
of Sheriff Itrexikcr by the Zeigler brothers,
according to reports, is most xcrious and
really remarkable for .1 ciWltzed com
munity. The Zclglers are entrenched at their
hoiuestenel about five miles outh of Byl
vania, anil swear that they will not be
The Zeiglers aro ropuliMs, ana the dis
trict is tnctly n ropuin-t one-. They h.ue
besides .1 number ofTelathes nnd family
connections In lug in the country right
around tlie-ni, .ill of ivliuiu li.ne cfixiuHd
their muse and sworn to ttaud b tut 111 to
A eiczeii or more of the cIomj rri nils anil
relatives of the Zeigelra re 111.1 In in their
louse or in the iiiimi-dlntc ni-ighborhood,
anil nil are urmed totlie tee-th.
The Iinuso is a perfect ar-e lul of shot
guns, Winchester rifles anil rcohtn.. It
occupies .1 coniiiuniliiig iH-ltiou, '.-inil tlu
garrison in-elde coultl elo terrible exe-cutiou
against mi partj'nliiclialteinplciltolnvndc
When old mnii Holonion Zeigler was Llllcel
by llrooker, in a iniarrcl oe-r lwlltle kcv
exnl months ago. It Ikk.iM that the Zeiglers
determineel on reenge, and coiinseleel
with their frlcnels and reUtie, whoiigreed
to stand bj them.
There is a yery large farm bell in the
ya rd, anil it was agrecel that this bellMiould
not be rung except as a warning of danger,
and a hlgnal ror the Zclgle-rs and their fol
lowers to gather together to rc-ist an
The bell has not been rung since- old man
Zelglcr's ele.ith. The Zeigler following is
salel to number 200 men who will reioiiil
to the ringing of the bell.
STAG l-AKTV OF SOLDI EltS.
Gmurmir'd Foot Gimrel Entcrtnlned
Tliolr FrieiidiMitidTllen Deiiarte-el.
The rcl parlor of the Ebbitt House rang
with song nnd story last night, for that
hotel is the headquarters of the Governor's
Foot tiuarils, of New Ilaun, nnd last night
this coiuninnil gave an informal stag recep
tion to some of its Washington frieuels.
Imitations werelssiHito a large ittiniber
of the Connecticut colony in Washington
and to scores of the lion coniroosloni-il of
ficers of the National Guard of the IHstrict.
The ched iileelllnienf tile- ri-ceptlonwafrorn
7 to 11, but the merrymaking was pro
longed till midnight.
Major Drown made a brief speech of wel
come and calle-el on Senator Hawley to re
spond to the toast "The Pri-sident." The
nutmeg Senator aoIdeel pontics and saiel
that the President, be-eaue- of his jiosition
as chief executUc of the nation and as
commnniler in-chief of the army and navy,
had bis perfe-ct obedience.
Col. Moore salel lhat WasHngton and its
Light Infantry welcome-d tlie Foejt Guanls
with ojien arms. Treasurer Moyan made
a few remarks.
The company deiiarted for home at 10
RECKONED WITHOUT TUE-JIOST.
Imitations IsHneel for a Reception nt
Dr. Grc-eiieVof Wlileli Ho Know Xot.
Several dais ago various persons through
out the city received invitations to a recep
tion to be given by Rev. Samuel H. Greene,
the well known pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church, at his residence. No. 1320 Q street
northwest, last night.
The object of the reception, the imita
tion stated, was for the purpeeof meeting
a prominent educator. Strange to say,
however, Mr. Greene, who was to be the host
on this occasion, was not notified of the
preparations which had been made, and
was very much Rtirpnc-d when one of the
cleverly gotten up cards fell into his hands.
The pastor had made other arrangements
for the evening, and notwithstanding the
disappointment that woulel be caused by
bis refusal to entertain such a sele-ct com
pany, was forced to publish a card to that
effect. He even went further than that,
and named the imitations as fraudulent.
Details for tlio Convention Illumina
A largely attended meeting of Elec
trical Workers' Union, No. 26, was held
last evening at Sciiwarts' Hall, No. 827
Seventh street northwest; President R. F.
Metzler in the chair.
Mr. Segmnnd Sllverberg was admitted to
active membership and Mr. Henry Hubble
reinstated. The following filed application
for active membership, F. E. Farnham,
Jos. E. Henry, H. J. Worttreau and A. H.
A special committee was appointed to
confer with a committee from the Plum
bers' Union to regulate tho nutter of hang
ing combination fixtures.
The contract for the building or the elec
tric banner, to be useel at the convention,
wa s a warded to Geo. L. Kcoeli.
The committee on convention requested
the appointment of a number of snb-com-nilttees.
District Democrats Will Attend It.
An important meeting of the Virginia
Democratic Association was held last even
ing at their headquarters, No. 1425 New
York avenue northwest.
It was unanimously decided lhat the
members of the. association would attend
the Democratic Tally at Laurel, Md., on
October 31 in a body.
Thefollowing resolution, offereel by
Mr. J. A. Settle, was adopted:
Resolved, That the Virginia Democratid
Association of the District of Columbia
most heartily indorse the Democratic Slate
ticket of the State or Maryland,' and also
tlie.efforts of Hon.-A.?. Gorman to keep
the State in the ranks of Democracy." -s
0vt in ;-'
No branch: of trade
admits 'of sucfi, scope of
Jtigh art as they'ciueler's.
In ticj'eweer's taste ties
the beauty of his wares
even the most brilliant
diamond is but a stone
until transformed by the
Jeweler's cunning. Gold
in itself is no more beau
tiful than brass, but art can
transform it into priceless
Ay jeiveleris store in
this town can show such a
perfect selection t of jcxvclry
and articles ofvertu as xvc
terett 's, l
1225 FSt. N.
PHOTOGRAPHERS HAftA TILT
Wanted to Take Pictures of the
Governor's Foot Guard.
Tlie-y Wm ugleel Around till" East Front
of thee Trnimirj for Some
Tlipre- was a lively lllton the cafct portico
of the Treasury building yeslerelay after
noon, in whieh riwel photographers pUcd
the lending roles
It apiwars that a well known eamera
manipulator had lieen employeel to take
.1 large photograph of the reel e-oated Gov
ernor's Foot Guard, of New Have 11, Conn.,
who are here as the guests uf the Washing
ton Light Inlnntry.
The troops were lined up on the eone-rete
roadway la front of the big while lwlld
ing,nnil (lie- artist waspreparlnghisi-aniera
for a map ehot at the plcturcs-tnie line,
when another photographer apearcil on
the porlle-ii with his apparatus and Also
e-ommi-nceel preparations for Inking a pic
ture of the Guarel.
The- first miner objci teel In vigorous lan
guage and ileelare-el tbac lih rival should
not phedeigmph the- line. a he had lec-n
speeiilly and exclusively ileiguited for
that parxise. No. 2 in equally gornus
words stated that he weilei get .1 jiliture
of the Coiine-etieul soldle ry.
The- former appealed tu :i.lirt precinct
ixilli-einaii to prevent his e-olleague from
etirrjlng his purtiose Into effi-et. but the
e-op re pile el that lie did nti have aittliority
to stop the rival picture1 late r.
"Then I will Mop IiIid,' repln-d the
foruier. He imploveel a man to Manel In
ront of his rival's ramem, jinel ejlotrutt
the -view whenever lie shoulel attempt
to aim it at the-alignment or redcoats.
No. 2 retaliate el liy hiring aiiotlii-r man to
place- himself in front of the othe-r appa
ratus awl obstruct his view.
The rUnls Hun roundly nbuc'el each
either, and would 110 doubt hae come to
blows hud it nol Ikcii for the presence ef
The original artist then made nn at
tempt to take a picture of the troops,
but his menu's man sprung in front of
ills camera. The other made a similar
attempt, but with the agility or a cat
the man blockesl Ills vie w.
This game eif shuttle-cock anel battle
iloor continued for several minutes- Fi
nally the late comer remocel his camera
high up on the pcrllco where none could
follow him he thought, and had taken a
goeid sight at the ilthig solehers, when
the obstructor cl mbeil cut over the rail
ing", and wltii considerable effort raised
his wlele lirlmnud hat so as to completely
hide the- line as se-en through the Instru
ment. In tlie mi a lit line No. 1 wareled off
tiic obstructor ami secured a good snap
The crowd t hi-ercel, and before the other
artist could change the adjustment of
his camera the commander of the gjard
gave the command, "Right forward,
fours right," and the troops moved off,
le-aving him picture-less.
MET AT HYLAXD CHURCH.
Seconil of tlio Sunday Teacher InMI-
tnte Wnn Extremely Jnterestlnir.
The second Institute liehl by the District
Sunday. School Union preparatory to Its
convention November 11 to 13 drew to
Ryland M. E. Church, Tenth and D
southwest, last evening, representative
Sunday school workers from most of the
churches in South Washington.
Rev. Dr. Hartsock. the pastor, conductcel
a praise service from 7:40 to 8 o'clock.
Mr. P. II. Brlstow, president of the union,
then Introduced Lucius D. Alden, first vice
president, as the chairman for the evening,
and addresses and papers followed Inapld
The third and last of the series of In
stitutes is to be given in Dunbarton Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church next Friday
evening. It has been arranged that on this
occasion Miss Marshall, the efficient pri
mary leaeher of Calvary Baptist Sunday
School, will deliver the address on "Pri
mary Class Methods," anel Rev. Mr. Alex
ander, of West Street Presbyterian Church,
Is to be asked to contribute a paper on
some practical subject.
NOTES OF THE CARXIVAL.
ProjircsK Reported on All Sides liy
The committee on privileges anil booths
of the 0. A. C. carnival be-ld a well at
tended meeting last night and progress In
special lines was reported 'by the sub-committees.
.. A. number of requests from business con
cerns anel manufacturers, local and out of
town, were recelv ed, asking for information
as tospace for exhibition ami other purposes.
The decoration committee met and re
ported that nearly all its plans are com
plete nnd further detail will be worked up
when the booths committee has fixed ujion
spaces and their allotment
Tlie music nnd ente-rtalnnient committee
will meet to-night.
The press committee will hold n special
meeting at the club house at 4:15 o'clock
TV. C. T. tr. Cbnlk Talk.
Mrs. E. D. Blair, of New York, the noted
"chalk talker" of the W. C. T. U., delivered
an Interesting address before a fair-sized,
audience jcsterelay afternoon at Ryland
M. E. Church, corner of Tenth and B
The meeting was under the auspices of
the Loyal Temperance Legion, the infant
temperance workers of the W. C. T. U. of
the District, and in charge of Mrs. M. B.
Page, the superintendent of the legion.
TJie development of the mediaeval cathe
dral was treated In a scholarly and en
tertaining style by Mr. Ernest Flagg,
architect of the Episcopal Cathedral of
this city.ln his lecture last evening, at the
meeting of the Rational Geographic Society
Mm IND REMEDIES
Board of Trade Discusses Many
GEADE 0R0SB1NBS AND GAS
ItrjiortN From CnuimlltccH Show file
Unurililtloil of I'llhllr- Siianw iiml
Itlulitx by Se-vernl I'owcrfol Corpo
iHiiiFim jse-lilllicmi lull ill ullChMlll
City, H. 0.,him1 Otln-r Subject k.
Steam railway cars within the city
limits as juggernauts, railway grade cross
ings as elealh traps, occupation by the rail
"wajs of streets as contrary tei law, the
need of better terminal facilities, the ex
orbitant prices of gas anil electric lights,
the wide open dirrerene-e belevcen the as
sessed values of the Washington Gaslight
.ompaiiy, the Georgetown Gaslight Com-
p-iny.and the Electric Light Company prop
erty, as eoiupareel with lis actual value,
and other such live questions made the
meeting of the Board of Trade last night
at Wlllard's Hall one of especial interest
and public edification.
The board also louclieel on Jackson City
gambling and the governor of Virginia,
but espevkilly as to what he did not do to
suppress the evils in that sanctimonious
anil odoriferous previnet.
President Warner presided, with Mr.
John B. Wight as seeretarj, Mr. Gurley
assisting. The board had as invlte-el guesU
Mr. Tucker, president of the rtheast Clti
zeiis" Association, and Mr. Frlzzell. of that
boely, IkiIIi of whom addressed themeeting
The members present were George A.
Amies, M. A. Ballliige-r. II. LJliscoe-, .
C. Bolder, Dr. Bovee. J. K. Carmoely, A.
b. Cavweiexl, L. Chape lie-. C. B Church,
LouH Cle-phane. Arthur Cowslll, 8. W.
Currlveii, W. C. Dodges A. P. Farelou, Dan
iel Frasir, W. U. Frlzzell. Itandeilph Hag
ner, Frank Hume. B. T. Janney, II. I- E.
Johnson, .1. II. Johnson. T. A. Lambvrt.
Charle-s C. Lmwister, Mr. Locb, Mr. lie
Qunde, John Miller, F. L. Moore, Daniel
Murray, M. G. Ordway, A. M. Read, II. L.
Rust, W. L. Sanders. John L. Sniltlimeyer,
W. i:. Spe-ir. W. II. Tenne-y. E. L. Wlntford,
J. 11. Wilson, and W. C. Wooelwarel.
Preslelent Warner spoke briefly opening
the meeting anel welcoming the body liaek
to its labeirs after the summer vacation.
JACKSON CITY FIRST.
The first mailer before the board was
the report of the special committee on tlie
gnmbllig evils across the river, the va
rious i-teps of whose work hae from time
to time been published In Tlie Times. The
billowing from the report, which wns jiri--scntcel
by Mr. F. L. Moore, ils chairman,
will be read with Interest:
'The gove-rnor 01 lrgimi was waited
en by a .iiminlltee1 e-ousjsling of Mr. It. II.
Wnrner, Juilge I. G. Kimball, Dr. A. P.
Fardon ami Mr. John L. V Ight, se-cretary,
to whom lie gave the assurance that he
would on m iklngacasc that iimld be-safely
brought into the c-ourts, linmnllalel pro
eeeil against the offe-ndlng parlle-s.
"In the preparation eif this ease Me-ssrs.
Thompson ami Frale-y. altorncvs at law,
have given us their most effh ie-nt aid.
preparing the cae with gn-at ability anil
care, and on Julj 2 last presenting it to
the governor if Vlrginli. In obtaining
testimony the Commissioners have1 give-n to
jour committee-ever aiel in the-ir iiower,
detailing sueli men as we se-h-ele-d from the
police1 force and suppling the ni-ci-esnry
funds for prosexullng the eiffe nde-rs.
"For senile months gambling was up
presseel b the new sheriff, but it Is re
porteel tei )ourcommltteH-lliat the-gambling
bouses are open again. It Is hope-el that
the governor will take Imuie-ellate Me-ps
to try the case's made by eitir detectives
anel put In legal sh-ipe liy our attorneys.
l'reieTHent Warner salel th it lie iinderstWHl
that some indictments had been found, anel
compllmctite-e) Mr. F. L. Meorcen the splen
did work he had done wltti his felleiw eeim
niltteeiiien. Tlie committee was then dis
chargee! with thanks. Me-rs. Thompson
and Fralcy, the attorneys who had charge
of the matter Tor the boarel, were also
thanked by the Imarel for their valuable
FLATS CASE REVIEWED.
Tlie re-port on the Potomac Flats com
mittee was then reael.
Mr. C. C. Glover, chairman of this special
committee, after congratulating the board
anel the1 community 011 the result of the
re-cent I'olenn.ic Flats e-ase, now on appitti,
suggcste-el that Congress be akeel to pas
"Resolveel, That the entire aresi known
as tlie Potomac Flats, anel now lielng
reclaimed, together with the tidal reser
voirs, lw and the same are hereby made
and de-elared a public park, under the name
of the Riverslele Park, ami to be forever
held and used as a park for the recreation
and pleasure of the people."
The committee rurther recommends
that efrorts be maele by the board to re
claim the Eastern Branch Flats anil to es
tablish there a similar park.
Tlie riport of the committee, of which
Mr- Ross Perry is chairman, was receivtd;
and the resolutions suggested, adopte-d, 011
motion of Mr. Church.
The i-ommittce on telephone rates re
ported that it had conferred with Mr.
8. M. Bryan, president of tho Chesapeake
and Potomai: Telephone Company, and
found that the rates could not be any
cheaper than at present, because upon the
reorganization or the e-ompany some years
ago, it was e-ompelled to pay a sum that
has made neevssary a capitalization of
between two and three million dollars,
and for the further reasein of the expendi
ture of large sums in construction and
This committee recommends that there
shall not be more than one telephone com
pany In the city. The report was handed
in by Mr. R. Goldsebmid. ils chairman.
COMMITTEE WAS SILENT.
Mr. J. H. Italston presented the reiort
of the special committee on gas lights and
electric lights. The first part of the re
port included the resolution under which the
committee was requested to determine
whether such lights could be furnished at
a i-beapcr cost than at present, sit con
tained further a vast amount uf informa
tion as to the exist and price of gas and
clee trie-lights in other cities and whatever
facts could bo obtained from the companies
of this city and Georgetown.
Mr. Ralston stated that he had not been
able to get a majority of the i-ommlttee
together, nor had any of them signed the
report. He had written to them to sign
it, but they had not responded. The
members of the j.-ommittee arc Maj. Haines,
John Spier, Mr. Carver, Mr. Hazelton, Mr.
Sands and Mr. Heaston.
Only three of tne committee had ever
been present at a tallcel meeting. Mr.
Ralston's report covered the grounel com
pletely. He compareel the cost to the
citizens of gas and other lights in cities
under private nnd municipal ownership,
in favor of the latter. He! reviewed
the grounds on which the Washington Gas
light Company malntaini-el its high price,
anil showed that they were fallacies and
especially as to the ceSst of coal anel their
advantage in using water gas in part.
He referred to tlie enormous capitaliza
tion of the company, the watering of the
stock, and the payment of hundreds of
thousands of dollars on fictitious stock
value-s; anil final lyshoweel that theimmense
property was assessed at only 32 per ceut.
of its real value. He then took up the
Georgetown company anel the electric light
company, and showed that of the former
the assessed value was a little moro than
50 par cent, and of the latter about 5 per
cent. As an argument that the companies
had no reason to maintain their high prices,
it was complete, and its conclusion was
recelv eel with great applause .'
Mr. Ralston said that 1m assumed the
whole responsibility of the report and
suggested, which was agreeel to, that it
being a matter of grave Importance, the
discussion go over to a subsequent meeting.
DISTRICT CIVIL SERVICE.
Mr. John Joy Edson presented a report
reciting the efforts of the board to have
civil service rules adopted nnd promulgated
for the District of Columbia.
The committee suggested that a suitable
HATS AT COST
. FROM $1.00 UP
9o introduce our new Hat Dept.
1W YORK ClOTHHG HOUSE,
. ail Seventh Street N. W. -. '
! QI3HDI3iU0SgE!ESQeiG0SOaS0,Q EQEen
I You Want Food Good, I
7 epiarta New Hominy for -5e
I packacM Breakfast Hominy...?.. S3c
Tapioca, per lb So
a eaua l'lne-appla for. IT50
l'leTeache", percau 7c
4canaLarly Juno l'eas for. iCc
Choice Burbank Potatoes, per bus.. 47c
Best Sufar Cured Haras, per lb.... lljjo
S lbs. Pure Lard S3-.-
Freah Tort 8c
SOU) Bucket ApploButterfor 9V;
Dunham's Cocoanut, perpaekag-o .. 7c
Good Gunpowder Tea, rerlb 40c
bill lie prepared aad properly presented to
Cong ress for passa ge. Tlie adv atitnges to lie
se-cnresl are staleel to b.- the relief of the
Commissioners from unnecessary embarrass
ment in apjwintments, and the- se-curing or
eoniietent and efficient officers, clerks ami
terminal facilities was brought up on the
rert of Mr. Frank-Hume. He-said that the
subject was not a new one aneiui-cled no
introduction to the board.
Mr. Lambert followed. He said that the
subject was one1 the importance of which
could not lie evnggerateel. 'While it elld
not come within tho power of the- lioard to
deal directly with the railroads, it could
inform Congress that It could not forget
what It owe-d to tho people in this rela
tion. No city in tlie land is like ours and
there can be no companion vv ith others.
He- heiel aeteieiiiueiu iroin which he-eaioteil
Jo show that of the re-ecm casiialitivs the
i:. anil O. should lie eredile-d with ihlrty
slv, twenty-thres.or which were ehrcctly
due to graelecreissings.
The II. and r. was responsible for sitty
five, of which twenty-! we-re due to the
graeles?. A formidable llt was due tei the
Washington nnd Qeeirgeteiwn. but that eliet
not cemie within the scope or the present
DELAT AND DEFEAT.
Failure last jcar to obtain n-elre-ss was
due to opposition by the II. anil O., which
had a bill introeluceel, the effect eif whicli
was delay anel defeat.
He showed that the B. & O. intersects
twenty-five streets, and the II. &. r.
He suggesteel that the grade crossings
could be abolisheel by a candid and oiwn
conference with the railroads, a scheme
satisfactory to them and the people.
Mr. Frlrzell sale! that It was useless to
repeat ancient history, for the tlmejliad
come for action. Tiiree jears ago the
practices of the IVUtimore & Ohio had
ws.s, w. .. .. tlisl ,. IIU1UI Ul I
citizens tverc lUsrrp.-irded. The poojile
v.....u .u ua.nviadi;!!, Will. Ufc IU UU-
tagonlze the legal powers of the railroad.
The press took it up and the jiohcc de
Ho referred te. the great speee' eif trains.
Hie oe-cupatiun or public reservations, not
vvithstaniling the objection of CoL John
Tito siieaker gave a history of tlie diffi
culties the Northe-ast Assoeiatlon had in
petting at the Congressional i-oiumlttees.
The Baltimore and Ohio had set up the
elaim that they had vested rights which
even Congress could not interfere with.
One i-onimittee of the Iltuise went out lo
look at the situation, and it was their
opinion that It would-uot be tolerated In
even a villagc-
The company asked for lime-to float
about $15,000,000 in bonds and thenlhey
would accede. But they have never re
deemed their promises. It Is understood,
how ever, that the company is now moving
in that direction and is about toagrce to the
present Senate bill, 5GB6.
Mr. Tucker, president of the- Northeast
Washington Citizens' Association, devoted
his time largely to a description of the
.reposed depot and viaduct for the Bal
timore and Ohio, whicli. If reallze.1. wontri
settle the present dirtlculties.
The last address was made by Mr. Loring
ADOPTED A RESOLUTION.
The following resolution, prepareel by
Dr. Ritchie, was unanimously passcel:
"Whereas, The continued location of
steam railroad tracks within the City of
Washington nt the existing grade or the
several streets, wherein they are con
structed, is fraught witli hurcasing menace
10 iue mes. me limbs, and the property
of the inhabitants, and
" iVhereas, Besides the peril lo life and
limb, there Is Involved in tlie continuance
of such location constant and serious loss
to the business community from hindrance
of traffic and delays in the transportation
of merchandise over streets so injuriously
11 Whereas, In the estimation of the Board
of Trade, the needs and development of the
City of Washington, no less than the will
of its constituents, the entire people of
the Cniteel States who are in the highest
sense citizens of the Natlon'sJCapltal
demand the abolition of the grade crossing
and its attendant casualties, homicides,
and losses. Therefore be it
"Resolved, That the committee on steam
railroads be, and they are hereby instructed
to prepare for submission to the board,
at a meeting to be called hereafter for
the purpose, a plan or project looking
to the speedy and effectual abolition of
grades, and to the revocation or existing
sceam railroad tracks within the city
or Washington, and to the consequent aboli
tion of grade crossings, with tho view
of securing appropriate legislation on the
subject at the coming session of Congress."
Letters were read from agents of the
Baltimore and Potomac and Baltimore
and Ohio Railroads, who were inv Red to
be present", stating the reason why they
could not attend.
After passing a resolution commending
the bazar to he held in aid ot the Teacher'
annuity fund, the board adjourned.
these Shapes at Cost
but you don't want to pay
more than necessary for It.
High prices do not always
mean good quality. Our goods
area!) thoroughly reliable, and
If anything Is not as wo say, we
will refund your money.
We deliver to any part of the
J.T.D. Pyles 1
STORES 112 1th St S.K; Cor. W
and Mel. Ara. X.E; It) 7th St. X K;
1904 7th .!. W; Cor. Washington
and Monro Sts.. Anacostla. lele
phona. Yv rite. Call
Absolutely Painless Dentistry.
cAUiion t o
ined by oin
of oar lv.ill
f ul operiiur
self lots rr
Buffering an a
1ns. All our operations are absolutely
rainless. Cuargra most reaaonalt
alnlesa extraction 30 cents.
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Penn. Ave. N. W.
Two Big Bargains
$300 Bradbnry Piano square
concert grand rosewood cae
for f 12 1 en dollars down $5 a
H00 Ilalt Piano, slightly used
& hand co me upright Circassian
walnut case, for $JtW. 10 down
and $d a month.
AH the Latest Sheet Music.
11 IO FSt. N. W.
"Otterbourn.e'Ms situated directly
opposite the new: hotel at t-havy
Chase It Is the only eubdlfUIoa
In this beautiful and health rul
section not controlled by the CheTy
Chase Co.. and yet It U a pats of
the suburb of Chery Chase
"Otterbourne is easily accessi
ble to the city, and the commuta
tion rate from any part of this city
will be extremely low. Property
in this section is enhancing rapid
ly, and in less than a year will
be worth double what you pay for
it Terms to suit
T. 0. AMRSOH & CO., 907 G SI.
Heal Estate and Business Exchange.
ll.T'l f CT By Steam Driller.
W cLLj Work done quick
s' -- lw. rslnar.lv nnrl
W. E. DoWITT.
308Tenth St. nw.
Dlntrict Orand T.odce Visitation.
At the regular meeting ot Good will Lodge,
Ko. 7, I. O. G. T.. at Potomac Hull south
west, last night there was a Tlaltatlon ot
the District granel lodge, headed by Grjnd
Chief Templar A. X. Canflelel. Offierra
fur the ensuing term were clee-teel as fol
lows: Arthur Campbell, ihief templar;
Susie ripringman, iie templar; Sergt. John
C. Ual'-y, past ehiet templar; George W.
Stewart, ree-ording secretary; CKsle Klln
gerr financial secretary; Kdlth Hoffman,
treasurer;!. D. Llhby, marshal; Agnes C.
Kliugerrchaplaln. George W. Stewart and
F. J. Hcnnlng were Initiated into theorder.
Commendatory remarks were made by ali
tho grand officers.
Central Union Mission.
A great treat is in store fur all who at
tenel the Mission tei-nlght, as Mrs. Mattie
McClellan, a delegate to the W. C. T. V.
courentlon from Ohm, will make the ad
dress of the evening. She will be remem
bered as the principal speaker at the
great Neal Dow birthday celebration held
In Convention Hall a year ago, when every
one of the great throng that crowded! the
immense auditorium was mightily moved
by the thrilling elonuence of this tar-
'ented and consecrated weiman. An appro
prime nni'ieai programme mil aisei ocprt
scnted. The public Is invited.
Unit ft Million In Hootx.
New York, Oct. 25. James Chambers,
limited corporation, wholi-sale dealers in
boots and shoes, went into ti.ehamls of a
receiver to-day. John E. Jacobs Is tha
receiver. Liabilities, $510,000; assets.
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