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THJC EVENING: TlMESggBBSPAX,, DECEMBER 5, 1895.
ttorajre Waxes oats.
ed and finished Oak Ward
robe, 3 feet wide, 7 feet 6
inches high, one drawer
base a two-day price, $10.
Several good rocker
13.50 Cobbler (Seat Rocker, JTQft
Members Fiw Tin florae Cw
mittees to Consider Them.
AEaUMENTS IK FAV0B OF IT
400 CaMlMeu Booker,
manof any nnlun ........
fH 71 Oak or Mohayany On
lab Uocker.tapestry seal
tS SO Arm Rocker to match.
JXSKLKk WHO C0XZ3
nrro roca aura rasx.'
It I Claimed That tbe Regular Com
ailttee WIU Not Be Able to Dixposo
of the NunivrouH Contested Cases
During tin- Session Only One Pre
cedent That Cttn Be Found tor It.
They go well together
the richest of metals and the
most beautiful of gems. No
jewel was ever so universally
popular as the diamond.
Fashion, now and again, sets
up a rival, but the queen of
gems refuses to be dethroned.
My diamond display thi3
season will well repay a visit,
if it is any pleasure to you
to gaze on the most beautiful
of the earth's treasures.
a h. Droison
1105 P St. X. W.
OPEN IVERV EVENING.
FINE THE BEST REMEDY
In the Oases of Street Eallroads
That Violate Charters.
Com mlnldiKT Send a Bill toScnntor
Harris Asking Him to Intro
duce It In the Senate.
The Commissioners appear to be reaching
alter President Phillips or tlie Metropoli
tan Railroad Company on account of his
abrogation or transfers with Hie Belt Line
Railway and his failure to male transfers
with tlie Capital Traction Company and tbe
Tenleytown and AnacosUa roads. They
transmitted today to Senator Marnsadraft
of a brief measure to fine corporations fiuid
to be violating their charters.
The letter says they send "an act pro
viding penalties for ctiarttr violations by
corporation-, operating in the Uistrlct of
Columbia," and request its intn-duction
In the Sefjnnte.
"Many of thevchartcrs of Mich corpora
tion," they continue, "contnln require
ments which do not carry with t hem any
penalty for their -violation. Tbe only
arailable recourse is nn npplitntion to the
Attnrney-jenernl to enforce forfeiture of
"As..many of Uie violations are minor
scatters, Tocation of cliarter would be
incommensurate to tbe offence, and the
proceeding to effect it unnecessarily cum
bersome. The application of a Tine would
The bill proposed provides that when any
corporation operating hcreund-r a charter
from Congress fails to comply with any re
quirement of its 'charter the District or
Colombia is n powered to recover in police
eourt for each failure a penally not ex
ceeding $100: Trended, That when a ien
alty is already fixed by law the amount
recovered uuder this act sliall not exceed
that already named.
rei Committor of the Jewish Fatr
mittee of lite Jewish ,Fair, lias called a
meeting for tonight at 7:30 at The Tiiuia
It is not by any means Impossible that
the present Ilouec of Representative way
surpass nil ot its predecessors by bavins tiro
committees on elections.
There is at present much talk to this ef
fect, And on unusual amount of pressure
will be brought to bear upon tbeSpeakcr to
obtain his co-operation in the matter.
"i..e Hit. i nut tnirtj-uro contests have
been filed for consideration by the House,
all ot them being instituted by Republi
cans, with the exception ot Tim Campbell
against llarry Miner from tbe Nlulti New
xbrk district, buiii belts Democrats, has
seemingly rendered advisable, if not neces
sary, some method fur expediting the con
sideration of these cases.
AS A COURT OF REVIEW.
The Committee on Elections acts In the
same capacity as a court of review, the
work being purely ot a judicial character.
With n limited number of cases before it
upon which opinions must be prepared und
nuomitted for ratification to the House.
It lias been the rule rather than Uie ex
ception ror contests to remain In abeyance
mi til Uie closing days of a Congress and tiien
both parties to the controversy arc given
salary and expense allowance.
Such a deferment of corneals in the pres
ent Congress would mean a considerable
outlay of public money and attention would
be attracted to it by reason of Its mag
nitude. The Republicans desire. If possible, to
avoid all contingencies which mglht be
distorted Into campaign literature of a
detrimental character. It is for this pur
pose, in addition to the self-evident ne
cessity for expedition in the speedy and
quiet adjudications of all contests.
There is no precedent for tbe appointment
by Ihe Speaker or two committees charged
with the transaction or business ordinarily
coming before a specified committee. It
would consequently be necessary for tbo
House to give authority for the naming
of 1 wo separate and dlsUnct committees to
lake np lhe consideration of contested elec
The nearest approach to a precedent was
in a contest made against the late Samuel
J. Randall, when a special committee on
elections was chosen by ballot to consider
that care alone.
ADTHOEITT TO APPOINT.
Similar action could now be taken by
the House, giving the 8pcafccr authority to
appoint dual elections committees and di
vide tbecontcstedcascsbclweentbem. The
rults of the Fifty-first Congress. If finally
adopted without amendment, would not
permit any duplication of committees,
except with the consent ot the Bouse.
Those Republicans who urge tbe appolnt
'meut ot tWii elections committees point
out the fact that in many of the State
legislatures this method of expediting busi
ness is often found 'necessary, and that the
ptau In practical operation has been
legislature, ns nu illustration, had two
Judiciary committees, designated as Nns.
1 and 2.
The name moel frequently mentioned in
connection with the chairmanship ot tbe
Elections Committee is Mr. Daniels, of the
Thirty-third New York district, who is
emlncnUy qualified for the place, licing a
jurist of highManding anil a man of the al
Tlte conclusion in any case coming before
him woald tte liaaed purWy upon its merits
and stripped ot all partisanship.
MR. DANIELS FA-YOREl).
It is btlii-vrd that Speaker Reed will
place Air. Daniels of Buffalo, X. V at
the head or one of these committees. The
lH-lief is l cry general among members of
the House that contested election cases
should be considered ujK.n their merits;
tlial t he conclusion of the commit tec should
be based upon the law and evidence ad
duced, and that a spirit of judicial fair
ness .slmald govern the committee in nil
its deliberation, and that men should not
be seated or unseated for purely partisan
Mr. Daniels is tbe ranking Republican
man her of the committee, audit the senior
ity rule be followed ibechairniauship would
properly beloug Ui him. Members generally
believe that tils selection would be an ideal
one in new of the judicial quality of his
mind and Ihe riputatlon which the Buf
falo Congressman made in the last Cort-gressrorcoii-scicntlousaudpalnstatingtbor
Mr. Daniels frankly asserts that be
loe not want Ihe chairmanship. He says
Ibc amount of business which will come
Itcfore the committee is pnligious. and j
lor mat reason lie woubi prefer not to be
placed at its head. If Ihe chairmanship lie
tendered to him ho will no doubt accent
it, but it is plain that he does not desire it.
will be gala days at
this store for all you pa
rents who have yet to buy
On these two days we
shall allow every pur
chaser of Topcoats for the
little fellows a Special
MnmiKhb Qtestioi to 8? Set
tled late'this Afternoon.
THE DI00E3AK CONVENTION
Add to this great in
ducement the fact that we
are already selling these '
goods at a lower margin
of pront than ever before,
and you will see how lib
eral the "cut is.
Too many Men's I1AT8I Hrery ht !
that has boen 13, ISD and II win b
tl SO on Friday and Saturday.
Bear it in mind.
A lay Delegate' Motion to Forestall
tlie Ilesrnhtr Elect Ion of thol'rimnto
Quickly" Sniotlierod Report of
Committee .and Appointments An
nounced Tlie .Eplscoisl Fund.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
So Branch Eton in Wajhinrtox
THREATENED BY SHOKE
Commissioners Fear Buildings
Will Be Spoiled by the Grime.
MATTER GIVEN ATTENTION
VrobubiUty Tlmt TUey Will Recom
mend I.rglxlallon CovCrlnK ttieSnb
Ject IMIry Ordorn Atfoctliig (lie
VarloiiM St-ctloiw of thoCllj Minor
The Secoud eason of the Washinglon
Slriug Orchestra, Ernest Lent conductor,
will lie opened at Mrtzcrott Music Hall De
cemlier 7. The soloist will be Miss Jdary
Helen Howe, Miss Louise Caraui. Mr. Win.
llolcomb and Mr. Filxhugli Goldsnorouch.
A numlier or brilliant compositions will be
rendereil, and a most enjoyable entertain
ment Is promised.
lti-dnced RateK Oier Senlxiard Air
Xlne to Atlanta.
The Senlmard Air Line announces that
thei will 8dl round trip tickets to Atlanta
nt JJ14 for the round' trip, account of
Maryland Day, December 6.
THE TIMES DAILY WEATHER MAP.
iPrepared at the United Siatm Weather Bureau.!
" t'y9! YL-J t?." !"'cS1.
Kiireoui-t Till 8 V. M. Friday. Generally fair weather will prevail in the
ror me iiistrlcl or uniumtiia anil ainry- t aimiiieni. miuuio aiuhuc aiarcs, anu
The Immediate cnue for tlie Investiga
tion of smoke-consuming devices directed
yesterday by the Commissioners was a
letter lrom Sir. W. C. In slge-calling at
tention to an invention said to bo rvry
The Commissioners have frequently dis
cussed the question how to save the pub
lic budding of the city from licing nokt
begrfmrd, and have watched the growing
use of soft coal with apprehension.
Unless something is done s.hiii, said
Col. Ross this morning, the color of sev
eral public edifices will be mined.
The necessity foromcsc(loosrows with
the erection or such bcaiillruily while struc
ture as the new Corcoran Art Gallery, the
ixtstornce. awl the new C'ongreii,nal Li
brary. . Taxation upon church proierty was ob
jected to recently by John A.Moyrr,ecrr
lary or tlie Douglas Memorial Church, in the
nfatteror an assessment for improvements
1 in the n ighborhood or the church, ahc
Commissioners replied lodny lh.it u nder tbe
lawln that panlcnlarcase lliey nave nop
tlou; tbe tax must be paid.
Hill A Johnson were informed thLs morn-
j log that no good ground had been prownted
wny tne tax pennitles on eleven acres of
ground oiithe Military road should be remitted.
GIVEN A rERMIT.
The Morton Club this momlng got its per
mit for an entertainment free of cliaige.
The ground upon which the concession was
made is that Ihe proceeds of the entertain
ment will be devoted to charity.
The entertainment has beenmprogressfor
two nights, for which license was paid. It
Is expected to continue for a nionth longer
and Uie savng by getting a tree permit is
The active work of securing the paper
was done by William Calvin Chase, the
volored attorney- The dub conducting the
affair Is largely made up ot the friends
ot Commander George II. Boston of Morton
Post, G. A. R. , recently sentenced U sus
pension from his office, and the profits,
it is stated, will go to the needy members
of that post.
It is customary to grant free IKensrs
in cases where profits are to go lo charity.
No effort is usually made to determine what
is actually done with the proceeds. Kone
is required under the law.
Capr. Fiebeger bas received notice from
the Metropolitan Raiiway Company that
their material for construction of under
ground electric railway from 8eventh to
Ninth streets on Florida avenue will be
removed. The heavy Iron yokes for the
electric conduit and the Tails have made a
sertons obstruction of the narrow tboroagn-fBTe.
A bearing was riven at 11 o'cliict this
morning1 to Mr. 3. J. Darlington for his
client, Mr. A. A. Stamp, who is seeking
permission to continue remodeling his
house at No. !CT2 M street northwest, al
though the walls lack a little or tbe
thickness required by the building regu
lations. Building Inspector Brady and a num
ber ot other persons Interested were
present- The consideration of the ques
tion lasted nearly an hour. Mr. Darling
ton said action favorable to his client
wuuM lie taken in a day or two.
The primary convention ot the new Epls
copal diocese of Washington continued its
sessions at 10 o'clock" this morning in St.
Andrew's Church. The convention exer
cises were preccded-by morning prayers
read by Rev. Dr. J. B. Perry, rector or SL
Church read the scripture lesson.
Shortly before tl o'clock Rev. Dr. John
IL Elliott, president of the convention,
culled it to order, and called for the read
ing of the ruinate of yesterday's proceed
ings. Immediately after tiic approial of the
minutes Bev. Dr Uackay-Hmilli rose to
move that ilsltlrn; clergymen from other
dioceses be Invited to' scats on Uic floor of
Br. Matfcaj-bmiih then reail the report
ot Ihe committee on order of business, and
upon Ihe adoption of the report it was
agreed that the special order or business so
far as prescribed al jestcrday's session
should not be superseded by the order ar
ranged by Uie committee.
The resolution of icsterday that the elec
tion of bishop lake" place at 3 o'clock this
nnernoon was no! interfered with.
Uer. Dr. I. X,. Townsend read Ihe re
jiort of the committee on admission of
new parishes and churches, aud a number
or clergymen were added to Ihe list of
those entitled to teats in Uie comuitlon.
ARCIIDIUCON OF THE DIOCESE.
Ah the office of archdeacon of Maryland
was made to terminate with the formation
or the new diocese; Rer.tVlUiam H. Laird
considered it necessary that, a resolution
be passed provlojog or (he continuance or
the present incumbcill or the office asarch
deneon nt the neWjdiocese.
Theihalrman ruled, however, that such u
-resolution was not required, as the canons
or i tie Mar in ml diocese proi idc ror tbe or
ricc. It Is a matter, lie said, in which the
contention has no jurisdiction.
The election otastaadingcommlttec was
Ihe cause r some spirited discussion at
yesletilnysnernoon session. Auhnl time
It was Miteil'that the election of the com
mittee be proceeded with this morning
immediately arter the assembling of the
In accordance with this provision the
ticket coulnhiing the names of the follow
ing gentlemen was distributed by the
tellers: Rcr.-Thotuns'G. Addison, D. D.,
Rev. Jo'iu A. AsjiinwaU, Kev. Charles E.
Hack. Rev. James A. Buck, D. D-. Rev.
John 11. i:ni..tt,'K.T. D-.llcv. Alfred Ifcir-
dlr.g. Rev. Richard L. Howell ,Rev. Th.mas
A. Johnstone, Her. William U. Laird.
Rev. Josiah B.-Perry. Rev. IUndolph H.
McKitu, Rev. Waller A. Mitchell . Bf v. Al
bert A. Stuart." ,0.jD-, aud Rev. Gilbert F.
Williams. . .
It was moved tJiatlbcDamcsotDr.Mackny
Smith and Rev. Charles. J". B. "iiajo be
nddrd to the ticket. On the ticket was
printed these words, which were evl
desUy Intended lo axrt a repetition of
yretenlay' coutruvrsy: "Jfember rf the
Donventlou arenot confined in voting to
tlie names appearing on this ballot."
Tiie Toting torjsunding committee was
a long and tedious process, each delegate
being required Jo depuslt his taltol as his
name whs, called by, the secretary. Dur-,
lngXhe time f balloting Uie committee on
seating of new members held a meeting
In the parish room and Mulshed its duties.
THE REGULAR BUSINESS.
While the tellers retired to connt the
liafiot for numbers of tbe standing com
mittee, the convention proceeded with reg
In "the rejxirt of tlie committee on admls
skia of new parishes and churches it was
recommended that 81. John's Church of
Ctr-vy Ciaisc be numlttcd. It was further
recommended that the matter of a change
ot name for the church to prevent the con
founding ot It with that ot St- John's
Church ot Washington, be referred to the
next convention for notion- The commit
tee's report was adopted, and Horace S.
Jones was seated as a lay delegate.
Rev. Dr. Mnckay-Sniith read the Import
ant report of the committee on changes in
the constitution, and moed immediate ac
tion. Tlie motion was the cause Tor con
siderable ll3co-jlon. Mr. Charles King
introduced a resolution that tbe printed
copies of ihe proposed changes remain In
the bands olhe.VlHegalcs for at least one
hour hrfore the- discussion of such im
portant measures be allowed to proceed.
Jodge Chew seconded Ihe resolution in a
vigorous speech. Two olber motions Til
ing various liours for tbe consideration
of the business were offered, and Dr.
Mackay-Smlth offered a substitute motion
providing that the proposed changes be
considered at 30 o'clock. This tatter
motion was carried. '
A decided sensation was canard at this
juncture by Barnabas Bryan,-thc lay dele
gate from Anacostia, parish.
He presented & resolution to provide thai
a committee of Tour dclegatesbc appolutcd
by the chair, to be composed equally or
clergy and tarty members, to nominate a
bishop. "Mr. Bryan explained that lhe res
olution "wns offered lo prevent party fac
tions arising in the diocese, and to elect a
bishop who shallbea ccep tabic toall classes."
A dozen niembers jumped to tlreir feet.
One rural delegate gained the floor, and
"I object, sin I object- This, convention
is not Tet -ready to relegate lis powers to
the hands of a caucus."
Mr. Bryan resolution -was not seconded.
ACT OF INCORPORATION.
Mr. William A". Mrlny addressed tbe con
version favoring the appointment ot a com-
mutx -composea oi inree gentlemen
learncd-ln the law" to ask Congress for an
act ot incorporation of tbe new diocese.
The resolution to that effect was passed,
and the committee was appointed.
The report of lhe committee on ways and
means dealt chiefly with the proposed sal
ary of the conjinsL.blslmp. It was deter
mined that too salary .should not exceed
SS.000. No provision was made for n blsh
op'a house. The committee's report, was
accepted and the committee dismissed. Mr.
Seymour W. Tut'ooh announced that he
2'ott must be a millionaire to
buy Diamonds for Xmas
presents. When shorn of
Jancy profits and sold at man-
nfactttrefs cost, as -we do,
buy a pair
C u ff But-
tons, s e t
with a fine
D i n m n n (1 5S
ss.oo. (not -i chip) 8
for $5.O0. $
Wo Imre 5J different patterns )f
This Genuine a
Pin Nine Fine
Diamonds. S8.50: SS
V you pay no mid
$8.50. Pclure tnem.
and bird ornamentations
Waltham or Elgin move
ment. They are S40 in most
Plain Solid Hold Watches trum Jltr-0 up
Sensational developments in the
TESTIMONY OF A WITNESS
J T. Harris' Evidence Shows That a.
Conspiracy Exists Among tbe Ao
cNed to Defeat tlie Ends of Js
tl.ee Significant StntcnieiilMMadeto
Him and Overliciird by Htm.
OPE EVERY EVENING.
HARRIS & CO.,
7th and D Streets.
should give his services as Uxisurer without
The committee appointed to nominate
members of the trustees of the Episcopal
Fnnd named the following: Harry A. Pel
lew, Clutrles C. Glover. Charles J. UeU,
Alexander B. Hagncr. lleary S. Matthews,
und .Lewis J. Davis. These gentlemen were
The rcsoll of the first ballot for locm
Ikth of the Misruling committee was the
election of six of sevcuof the required 111 em
bers, as follows: Rev. Tbomu G. Addison,
Rev. Alfred Harding. Rev.- William II.
Laird. Rev. Josiah B. Perry. Rev. Randolph
n. McKim. and Rev. Dr. J. II. Elliott.
At this lime the convention took a re
cess until 2 o'clock for lunch.
LIST OF DELEGATUS.
The following Is the list of delegates to
Charles -J. S. Mayo.
Oscar L. Mitchell.
Walter A. Mitchell.
Edward M. Molt.
James I'. Page.
Josiah B. Perry.
T. O. Addison, D. D.
John A. Aspmwall.
Frank H. Bigelow.
Clarence W. Rlsptiara.
Joseph G. Bryant.
Charles E. Buck.
James A. Buck.
Jas. E. Foiuduxter. Johu "W. Chrkk-y.
Philip SI. rrescott. Thos. S. Child. D D.
The ninth day's snsloii of Die long
drawn out investigation of hazing in the
class of n-nim.li gunners at the Nuvy Sanl
began this morning with John Morris,
one nf the while seamen, on tlie stand
The regulation questions were given to
Morris by the m-order, but the witness
professed ignorance upon all lit id. ques
tions. Witness then stated he had heard "A
New Coon in Town" sung, but could not
(cil the name of the ringleaders. He dhl
not know whctlirrtbecoioredmen wcreprcs
eut at the time or not.
CLEARED THE" ROOM.
At the dose of his testimony the president
ot the board ordered the court cleared for
several minutes. When the doors were
again thro wn open proceedings tookanotbrr
turn, as the first witness outside the iiaval
circle waa called.
The witness gavehlsnameas J".T. Harris
and his occupation as a reporter. His testi
mony creaUsl unconcealed surprise through
out the room, and lie was probably tbe
strongest witness against the men that
"Were you present at yesterday morn
ing's session or Uie court?" asked Mr.
Terhune, tlio rccotder.
"I W08."said Mr. Harris.
"Where did you first go after leaving the
"Out into the hall."
"What liappened there?"
OVERHEARD THE TALK.
"I got to talkingwitb the men aud over-h-ard
some of the things they said. Re
ferring to the washtnb incident, testi
fied to again yesterday morning by Tay
lor, the cook, wbosatdihatoneottheciass
men proposed forming a lynching party.
Murphy, one ot the wiiHeMaJiu-n. said to
me, 'I dnj not propose a lynching party. I
n marked, 'hang tticnigger. "
"were his exact words "Bang the
"Did you talk b anyone else?"
"No; I overheard conversation, though.
There is a general understanding among
lbeat-cascd. as I have learned, not to make
any statements before this coJrt and to
rely fur uc-quiUal mi the unsupported evi
dcuceot the colored men. They staled that
when they went on the stand they wouldn't
say.i d 11 word."
IDENTIFIED ONE OF THEM.
"Can't you point out anytme that said
"Then- is one," Mr. Harris said, pointing
Tlie recorder then gave the accused a
dimcr to crossexamlne the witness, but
his tcsUmony was not shaken.
natural showing a new
purchase specially when
it's an acknowledged good'
one there we've told the
secret that's crowded our
store the past two days with
Those brand new Hud
dersfield Cheviot Suitings
are remarkable values, and
their wear-resisting quali
ties will greatly extend our
fame. $15 is all we're ask
ing for a suit made-to-measure.
MERTZ crnd MERTZ,
New "ERA" Tailors,
906 P Street N. W.
SILSBY & CO.,
ciacorp rataj -
Commission Stock Brokers.
J. R. W1LLARD & CO.
H0DGEN COMMISSION CO..
Brokers and Dealers
Stochs, Cotton. Grain, Provisions.
Local Offices Rooms 10. II. IS Corcoran Bull
Inc. 6U5 7th M.onpoalt. Patent Omce.
Offices Wuladolphia, Baltimore. Washing! jx
SOLDIERS' HOME DIRECTORS.
Safe Boxes to Rent.
Few people realize nhat risks they tak
in hasinr taelr valuables, Jewelry, papers,
and brlo-a-brsc arounit tu house Real
a Deposit Bjz ot ltd. Company trbsrela to
storo ihooi. 35 month and up.
American Security & Trust
C. J. BELL. President 105 G St,
FRANK WILSON BROWN.
1S3S F Street Northwest.
Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Provisions
Direct Priral Wire I Long Distance
to I Telephone,
rrlndpal Cities. I 14-14.
MESSRS. THEO. W. MYER3 & CO..
No. 4-7 New St.. New York.
Members of the New York Stock Kiehscxe.
John E. C. Snirdes.
James L. Smiley.
William T. Snyder.
Charles F. Sontag.
Zach. T. Spinoza.
J. McBrlde Sterrrt t
Mason C Striker.
A. R. Stuart. D. D.
Thomas O. Tongue.
I.L.TO wnsend. D.D.
Myrn T. Turner.
William R. Turner.
Trank P. WilU-a.
fJllbert F. Wiihams.
Geo. W. Williams.
"Robert S. W. Wood.
O. U. Dallam.
Thos. Q. Uaviland.
Edwin B. nay.
Tbos. B. Hood.
Tbos. n. Looker.
James Lo wndes.
Win. A. Mcloy.
Win. It. Moblcy.
James W. Clark.
James 11. Cralghin.
AVdhird G. llnvi niort.
George F. Il.nuy.
J. H. Ellio't. H. T. D.
F- M. Gltm. Pli. D.
Benry A. nnfflth.
Waller P. tirvrgs.
Albert M. HUhker.
Klchard L. BoweU.
Arthur S. Johns.
G. H. Johnstone. D.D.
Thomas A. Johnstone.
Richard I. Kerfoot.
William II. Laird.
W. W. Poole.
Pblllp K. ReHy.
Fred' k Skinner.
Ctias. n. Stanley.
W. H. Allen.
James F. Alston.
Thomas Anders n.
Wm. D. Baldwin.
John T. Bafimger.
Charles J. Bell.
Charles M. Berry.
Henry It. Bird, sr
J. F. Bohanan.
Thomas n. Bond.
Thomas R. Brooks.
Charles S. Buodv.
W. W. BnrdeMe.
W. Mclv. Itnrfonghs.
John A- Coe-
J. C B. Davis.
Memlmrs of tlie Bcsird In AniiiinlSex
Hlnn nt tlie Arlington.
The quarterly meeting of the directors
or the National Homes for Disabled Volun
teer Soldiers lfc place at the Arlington
Hotel at 12 .'clock this morning.
The members urihebonrdwbo wercpres
ent were Gen. William B.' Franklin, the
president; Gen. William J. Sewell. first
vice president: Ocn. Martin T. McMahon.
secretary, and familiarly known to poli
ticians as tbe judge of the criminal. court
ofNew York city, lately elected on the Tam
many ticket; Col. John L. MilchcR, Senator
rrom Wisconsin: Gen. Alfred L. Tearson.
riitsburg: Gen. Francis Fessenden. Port
land. Me.; Col. George W. Steele of Marion,
Ind.; Gen. Charles M. Anderson. ex-Congressman
rrom Greenville. Ohio, and Col.
Sidney G. Cooke. Herington, Eans.
The absent members were the Secretary
otWa'r. who wasloomuch occupied toattend
the meeting. Uie Chief Justice or the United
States, who wrote Gen. Franklin a note
regretting his unnvoklalJe absence, owing
to Mines. Gen. John C. Hack, always a
faithful attendant at these conferences, is
now quite sick at Hot Springs, Ark., and
Major A. W. Barrett of Los Angeles, CaL
E. T. Brown, inspector-general on Gen.
Franklin's staff: Gen. W. W- Averlll. U. S.
A., retired: Maj. George C. ratrlck. and
Maj. J. M. Ihrmlngham. general treasurer
ot tiie board, were also present at the meet
Tlie board bas now under its conlrolabout
25,000 disabled soldiers. Of these about
12.000 are supported entirely In the seven
national homes, situated, respectively, at
Dayton. Ohio; Milwaukee. Wis.; Togus,
Maine; Hampton. Va.: Leaven ortb. Kan.;
Marlon, Ind.; and Santa Monica. Cal.
Tbe others arc cared for lu the different
Slate homes, and board ot directors pays
every State institution at tbe rate of $100
a year for each soldier under its provision.
Tbe directors are now preparing their
annual report, which they will submit
to Congress. Arrangement for the dif
ferent appropriations wanted for tbe next
year will also be definitely completed. Tbe
board will remain In session probably for
lhe next two or three days-
cent at the opening, but later rallied frac
tionally. Subsequently the posted rate Tor
long sterling was advanced 1-2 cent to 4-S&,
and this revived the talk about large gold
shipments and led to a general selling
movement in sti-cks. The market closed
Nt-n Tork Stock Market.
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AtANGI.KD ON TUB B. Jt O. ROAD.
PETE AND BOB WILL. FIGHT.
lnnit. generally fair Friday: slightly colder
rTmny morning; iiorinwesieqriy wmos.
For Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey,
pud Dt'lanarc. generally fnirFridaypiorth-
westcriv wind!-: colder Friday mondial.
Tor Tirglnia nnd North Carolina, fair.
preceded Ijy local slmjverstr-dav in easteni
portion: northwesterly winds; lighUy
colder Friday morning.
cast. Thebaroineterhasrlstn generally through.
out the ccutrnl vullec-s anil lake regions.
It has fallen on Ike Atlantic coast :ind at
Ruck)' Mountain stations. It Is lew south
east of New England nnd to the northwest
ot Monta navaiid it is high 1n tlie Lower Mis
sUsippl. Valley and ever Rocky Mountain
Mlssiylppl Valley and Bliglitly w anner on
tbe cuast'ond Rocky Mountain stations.
Xocal snows continue in tbe lake regions
and the Ohio Valley and -are reported this
tnornlng.r mm tbe New England coast, Vir
ginia and North Carolina,
Ohio Valley, with slowly rising tempera-
uc- ui' xriuoy inurning. preceueu oy
slightly colder weather in the Middle At
lantic States Friday morning.
Condition nfttii' Water.
nigh and low tides are officially re
corded al the'navy yard for loday as fol
lows: High. LoW.
4.-04 p. m. 9:E2 a. tn.
4:10p.m. - 1118 p. tn.
Temperature and condition of the water
at 8 a. m.-. Orent Falls Temperature. 36:
condition, 30. Receiving reservoir Tem
perature. 42;-onditi.mal north connection.
UG : condition at eosUi c-oanecUon, 86.' Dls
tribitlug reservoir Temperature. 41; cm
dltion at Influent gatehouse, "30; effluent
gatehouse, 36. "'" -
Gas lamps Ugh ted. at SA1 p.. in,; exllu-
a - s-c c
Matcli to Be rolled Off JSer KI l'aso
About tlie Middle of i-'ebrnary.
New Tork. Dec. !. reter Malirr, diam
pion heavyweight of the world, and Robert
Fitzslmmons, champion middleweight of
the world, ete matched this morning to
fight to a finish near El Pneo, Tex. be
tween February 11 and February 13.
The details were arranged at a meet
ing between Dan Slnart. of Texas, repre
sentative of Fitzslmmons, and John J.
Quinn, manager for Maher, held at the St.
James Hotel today.
Stuart was empowered tomake the match
for Fitzslmmons and as Quinn was anxious
for the contest the arrangenmets were
completed without difficulty. The purse
to be fought for will be -J20.000.
When "Dan" Stuart arrived here a few
days "-go to arrange u match between
CoTbett and Fil-zslmmons he stated that he
had a battleground selected within five
miles ot 1M Paso.. It is said to be 00
Naphtha lass lighted al G:5l p. in.;
tioriished at je:w ,tu. .
Faniomn Snnford Case tn Coart.
A petition has been filed with tbe pro- j
bate court by Florida Fairfax Sanftird for 1
the citation nf the next nf km interested 1
Ja the estate of the late John M. Sanford,
her husband, to show cause why the last
wm of the decedent shall not be admitted
to probate. , .. "'
PlLtSBURYEST IS THE BEST
jm'vf i .
-rrr-lit r .
Next time you order
flour try PiUsbury's Bestv
XXXX and follow direc
tions. The result vill be a
pleasingly .surprising one.
Peyroour W.TnlloCh.Lewls J. Davis.
A. D. Van Der'Veer.-J'. JfarshaU Dent,
Redrord W. Walker. O. Sidney Dent.
Blkanah N."Waters. Wra.W.Dovall.
JamesII.Watmongb. Chas. O. Emack.
Samuel E.Wbratley. George R- Garner.
Harry C. Whiting. Chas. C Glover.
I.. Allison WOmcr. Louis M. Goodrlck.
Peter Wood. Augustas ST. Oray.
Geo. A. Woodward.
The convention committees arc made up
Ways nnd means Messrs. C. C.GIuver, H.
E.-Pellew. and S. W. Tullock.
Donations Charles King. L. J. JJavIa,
T. H. looker. Blair Lee, and W. A. Mcloy.
Admission or new parishes and churches
Rev. J- L. Townsend. Rev. Gilbert Will
iams, and Charles Abort.
Parochial contributions 8. W. Tullock.
W. D. Bald wis. Col. G. A. Woodward. H. B.
Bird, and A. T. Gray.
Canons and other business Rev. Thomas
a. Addison. Rev. Al ITcd narding. Rev. W.HT
Laird. A.S. Bronie.andUharlcsll.Hanley.
Body ofanUnknosvnOldSoIdier Found
at a liruuc t;roaine.
The body of a man, supposed to have
been an old pensioner, was taken to the
morgue about 3 o'clock this afternoon
from the Ninth precinct, and is now beitt-
there for identtricatioa.
The man was run over at one of tire grade
crossings on the Metropolitan branch of
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad by on oat
going train and instantly kind.
An officer notifird Coroner Harumett and
had Uic body removed in the morgue In the
Ninth precinct patrol wagon.
The body was frightfully mangled, the
head being entirely acvered from the body
and the trunk ripped open. The entrals
and parts of the limbs werestrewn over the
rilwSrHJtYrS MST IS THR 13EST.
Tomorrow's St. Asapb's Entries.
First race Five-eights of a mile, 3-year-
oldp.selltng. ClaureceH3; Juanita, Jews
harp. Xutus, WaywaTOUda. Fhikewood,
Joyeuse, By Gordon, Too Much Johnson,
Countess. Solomon and Nobby, 110 each.
Second race Three-quarters ot a mile,
4-year-olds and upwards, selling. Top
Gallant, Moderate, Red Cross. Carnalite,
Remorse. Pomona Belle. Avon, Biordy's
Victim. Marguerite II. Gaiety, Pocahontas
and Bolivar, 108 each.
Third race Two-ycar-oHs; selling; four
and a half furlongs. St. Lawrence II, 110;
The Kite and John Hains, 107 each; Lk-n-ninga,
Torresdale, Mullaghmorc and Sir
William, 10G each; M. D. R-, Genesee II,
Leonldas, Cbarroa and May Piakrrton,
Fourth race Tw.i-year-oldsand upward;
selling; six and a"quartrr furlongs. Dr.
Johnson and Jersey, 111 each; Lady Rich
mond and Siva, 109 each; Ruckhn, 105;
Annie T., 103; Blue Bird, 100.
Fifth race All ages; selling; five-eighths
of a mile. Artillery, Ccn Lucy Herndon,
Block Hawk, Sonnra, Johnny, Grampian,
and All Night, 110 each; Portiere, Capt
Jack. Austin, and Tanglefoot. I0S each.
Sixth race Tnree-Tcar-olds' and up;
selling; sevcn-jlghUis oT.A mile. Limber
nam, 118; Tan Dyke, and Ponce fe Leon,
IIS each: Harris, 110; Gonzales, Mote, Geo.
Hakes. Hazel, and Pickaway, IOS each;
Imp. SamarUaiClOS, and Gorman, 109.
Three Keronrkobk) Men.
As Dnmas, the grandfather, prided him
self more upon his wonderful strength and
skill In athletics than his generalship; as
Dumas, the second, prided himself more
upon his knowledge of cookery than tbe
authorship f "The Three Musketeers," so
Dumas, the third, prided himself more
cpon his knowledge nf art than upon the
writing of "La Dame auxCamelias;' They
were three strange and remarkable men.
MA HKKT VAS TVKATC
Stimir Mnde AnotlierSpnrt, But Olber
Stooka Were Inactive..
New JTorfc, Dec 5. Insiders came to the
support r Sugar this morning, and in the
first half hour of business tbe price was
put up to 103 7-8, a gain of nearly two
points as compared with yesterday's finals.
In lhe room it was said that the bulk nf
the buying was for the account of brokers
who have been selling the stock during
the past few days on early information
of suits to be brought against the com
pany. The other Industrials were heavy, ex
cept for Chicago Gas, which ruled firm at
The railway list ran off 1-8 to 5-8 per
i$ nets so cheap (hat iou can buy
, tn nondsome ariidnfor a men
trifle. Us prices tart vie lowest in
1511 As CM.
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VslWl "Water Stock-currency.
;1MB Water stock" currener.
t.6i" lsiJ -Kondinr em-rency...
th's Iteg. 2-ltrs. tSB-170! . ... .
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Chesapeake Totomae Tel3.
Arnerseo a: Trusts'. 19U1
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S7,00Oreured seauany.. .......... Ill
Wash Mark Co ExfnCs, 39lVf. 110
Masonic linUAss'aS'S.U, 10M....... 103
Wash It Infantry 1st. 1301.. .. 190
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Bank of Republic. Jtl
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Real Istate Title
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StoH's December Shoe Selllrur Is ctvlnir
purchasers trie "Best Shoes of our Times"