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THE EViraIMES,JEHlJpSSDAirUNE; 4,'J1896;
W WASHINGTON TIMES
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conscience to swell its legit
imale circulation enor
mously, in order to deceive
advertisers, by sending out
thousands of papers- to
news stands, which are re
turnable, and which arc in ,
fact returned, but neverthe
less are included in what
purports to be an honest
statement of circulation.
however, judge by results,
and bogus circulation don't
The family circulation of
The Times is many thou
sands in excess of any other
Washington paper and is
believed to be fully two
times that of its afternoon
Ine circulation of THE TIMES lor the
week ended Jiay 29, 1896, was as follows:
Saturday, Hay 23 47,582
Sunday, May 24 24,998
Monday, Hay 25 45,063
Tuesday, IUy 26 46,558
Wednesday, May2r .45,307
Thursday, Jlay 28 64,607
Friday, May 29 50,361
Total copies printed .... 324,476
Less damaged copies, copies left
over, unsold, In Office, and
copies returned, unsold, from
Kews stands and Branch Ot
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correct statement of the circulation of
THE WASHINGTON TIMES for the week
ended May 29, 1896, and that every copy
was delivered or mailed for a valuable
Superintendent of Circulation.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
1st da? of June, A. D. 1896.
ERNEST G. THOMPSON,
EfHOME 0? TEE KEWS
-IN ME HOMING TIMES.
Ifymi iiiIkh uuruHWHln tlieeveninc
edition look In tlitj list liulom. -V11ur,
tuu'hj looking lor um prububly imb-llhi-d
in till" iiiorulriii'H edition, und
us TIio TIuil'k never repeats you'll
luivo to tuko notti editions to net ull
ttiu uu us ijulct u It Impiieus.
VETO HAD FIVE FKIEN'DS
Kiver and Harbor Hill Made a Law by the
CAMPOS WANTED A DUEL
l'oriner Captain General Quarreled with
liorrero Abou tCub-i.
XKIUMI'U FOR BLACKBUR.V
Kentuckv Democrats Jeered the Name Of
EXTRADITION' FOR SPAIN
Rumor tliat She Vv ill Demand Deliver! of
WILL STEER IT TOR SILVER
Large Conference on the Eve of the
MAY HE ANOTHER ARREST -
Nevr Lead Developed In the Buxton
SAT DEAD IN THE THRONG
Ajred Mr. Neilze Died in a Clialr at the
GON'ZAGA HOYS' PRIZE DRILL
Comiunx A Was a Pretty Winner in the
AFTER HIS THUMB MARK
Judge Holt's Cnachmau Tells Talcs oa
ELEVEN' INNINGS TO A TIE
VAith Two Men Out, "Sera ppv" Saved
TAKEN" BY C. HI. 13. CAMERAS
Annual Lantern Slide Exhibition Given
at the Clubhouse.
GREAT DAY FOR PYTIHAN'S
Large Celebration of Brothers of the
Order at Marshall Han.
WEDDING AT FALLS CHURC1I
Miss .Tcnnc Eliiabeth Rilev Married to
Mr. Harrj CyrusMrgc.
DELEGATES GO TO STAUN'TO.V
Alexandri.i Men Will Support Donohoe
for tlie National Convention.
II1S COLOR HIS HACKIN'G
Mr. Jones Charges that Sentiment Will
riELD DAY FOR CENTRAL
Iler Stmienls Much In Evidence at the
High School Sports.
rir IJdr'k ton;; Sentence
Doylestovvn. Pa., June 4 -Forty 3 cars
In the ixnllpntlary was Uic sentence im
posed upon llieincerdiarv..JrbnHogaii. by
Judge Yerl.cs. yesterday morning after
Hngan had lern convicted cJ arson bv a
Jury of twelve Intelligent citizens. This
t-cntcuee. vvhlch,mceU the approbation cf
every taw-alildingclUzenot I he, count I was
not intended only as a punishment, but In
ordcrthatHoganmlElitbo put a way forever,
.so dangerous a man Is he. Ills conviction
"Is regarded as the most Important acccm
liibedin Hilscounty since tbnt oftlurdcrcr
ftiTRADF S (ilr jOU N CILfJ
LIIIEL UPON TOE PEOPLE.
Once airaln it has pleased His High
Mightiness Grover Cleveland to lecture
th people of the United States. This
time he prefers against them an Indict-m-nt
charging them with a lack of pa
triot'sni In tils Litest veto message he
decLTts tbafno greater dancer confroata
us as a nation than the unhappy deca
dence among our people of genuine and
trustworthy Kn and affection for our
government." If this means anything at
all, if it Is not merely a rcsslmlslis plati
tude, It ib an 'unqualified accusation that
the people of the United States can no
longer be trusted with the preservation
of tlM- government. It is an arrogant
Judgment nnd could not have been pro
nounced by any man that is not fairly
consumed with conceitandeelf-satisfactlon.
More than once Grover Cleveland has
intimated in lis public utterances, both
oral a lid cpistoln ry. t hat he acts as a sort of
deputy Pcoidence for this nation, and If
Le uiro to let go his hold upon the des
tinies of tl.fc coui'try it would Incontinently
go Il e crlasting smash. Repeatedly re
ha Mictvn an uller disregard of the peo
ple's wishes and behests, botii when ex
prtsfid bj themselves in publieasjomblyoc
by their rcprcsentnUi es in Congress. In
his nttltude toward the national legislature
lie lus been almost contemptuous, as evi
denced by his treatment of the resolutions
relating to Culm and his curt refusal of the
Senate' request for the correspondence
be.iring upon the matters connected with
tlic insurrection there.
The insult which Grover Cleveland has
thus giatnitnusiy put upon the American
people is utterly undeserved, and the ac
cusation he hurts against them is wilrout
thef-llghtest foundation in fact. They ha e
an a!mo3t idol. itrrus love for the institutions
under which they live. It Is altogether
probable that tli"lr alfecll'n fur it is c.uite
as unselfish and trustworthy as that of
the man who keeks lo discredit them in
their own eves and in the eyes of the
world. They'give far more than they re
ceive from it. and It is lot to them '-the
giver of gifts." though It has lerformed
that office quite generously for Grover
Cleveland timuelf. There are 1:0 outward
evidences of anj decadence of ratriotism,
and the danger that confronts us as a
nation from the insatiate ambition of third
term candidates is far greater than any
that threatens rrom the failure of the t-eo-plc
to love and revere the government un
der which they live.
The President went farbejond tbepr per
bounds of such criticisms as ought to be,
found in the veto of any particular piece
of legislation, wl-eii he made the dtvup
provjlof an objectionable 1)111 the vehicle
for an attack upon the people. The almost
unanimous passage over his veto of tte bill
lo which he objected, may be regarded as
a proper rebuke to h is presu mpt uous censure
of the people who placed him where he is.
Wbileit Is not impossible thattheSpanU'i
minister may harlior the Intention to de
mand the extradition of American citi
zens who have been engaged in aiding the
Cutan Insjrgenu.it is not ntall likely that
his wishes and efforts in that direction
will be gratified. The people of the United
States are not 111 the humor Just now of
furnishing additional inmates for the Ca
banas fortress or victims for Wevier's
drumhead courts martial. It is safe to say
that Penor de Lome's attempts In that
direction will be resisted to the utmost,
for It would require considerable stretch
ing or trcatv' i!aus"3 to bring the alleged
oifenses of Cuban 8vmpalb.izt.rs under the
head of extraditable cases.
The fact is that Spain's case is getting
desperate. In spite of all censoml reports,
stnt out from Cuba of continued insurgent
losses and repeJted Spanish victories, all
well-informed people know that the in
surrectionists have grown stronger all
the time They are virtually in possession
of the island, the Spaniards being in contr jl
only of Havana nnd a few coast towni,
A ttrawshowiiig which way the wind blows
isthe report from Madrid thatWevIeris to
be SLperseded, and that wllhjiis successor
one hundred thousand fresh troops are to
be sent to Cuba in the early fall.
If the Spanish reports were to be lw
lieved the enormous looses Inflicted upon
the patriots would have reduced the Lit
ter's army to a mere handfulor men, while
Spain's 150,000 troops are virtually in
tact. In view, however, of promised re-en-forcemeats
of two tlunls the strength of
the present arm it Is not difficult to
guess the true state of affair3. From now
on, for the next three months, it v ill be
worse, for the poor fellows who fight for
Spain will have a deadlier foe to confront
than even Cuban bullets and Cuban blades.
Like flies they will fall before the dis
ease which the wet season prcclpltatia
upon all that are not acclimatized, while
the Cubans, Inured to the changes, will
surfer but little, if al all.
Meanwhile important expeditions have
been safely landed and the Insurgents have
recelvtd large supplies of war material,
i nd udiug rieid guns, ami will now be able
to assume, an eveu mrrc aggressive war
fare than they havepursuedhitherto. They
are full of courage and energy nnd have
high hopes: of ultimate Eucccss. Senor de
Lome's extradition bogy will not frighten
them v ery badly.
Just at present the Washington baseball
crank Is in the stage of pleasurable expec
tation, for the local flub is not only redeem
ing the record of the past, but giv ing promise
of fine achievements in the future. The
Seuators may not Le pennant winners this
season, but the anticipation is Justified that
they will be lound in the division with these
and not too far toward the bottom eitbir.
Tbcyare playing lull for ill it is worth, and
are doing their level best to merit the
enthusiasm and encouragement given tl.em
bv the Washington fansand rooters. Such
playing as that at National Park yosterday
stlmulalcs local Interest in the game, and
if it. or auvth'iig like it, is continued, and
thepleasant tone that now marks the gath
erings at the park not interrupted, the sea
son will prove asuccess, both from the pub
lic'snnd the manager's point of view.
Washington iscsscntkillv a baseball town.
The game Js liberally patronized here, and
the work of the different clubs is watched
with absorbing Interest. The attendance
at the park so far this season, with but
very few exceptions, has been gratlfyingly
largc, giving proof to Mr. Wagner that his
efforts to give our people "good ball" are
appreciated; and carrjmg conviction to
Capt. Jojcc and his aggregation that if
they but do their duty It will lie properly
acknowledged by our people.
Mangled by Dynamiter.
Cumberland, lid., June 4. -Col. Thomp
son and Henry Williams, mine boss and
pit hoss, respectively, for fhc Davis Ccal
and Coke Company, at Tiumas, W. Vn.,
were .frightfully mangled Tuesday by au
accidental explosion of dynamite caps,
which they were handling In a magazine in
one of the miues. Brth men bad their
liandshlovvn off and, their sight destroyed.!
Their condition is precaricus.
A ..... 1
Warden Leonard will leave soon for
Albany, N. Y., with a batch of penitent
Uary convicts. The most important hi the
group are Shenk and Roberts, the former
having received an night-years' sentence.
The trip will probably last two weeks.
Judge McComas or circuit court No. 2
will leave the 1st of July for Europe on an"
extended summef vacation.
The Justices of the Dhstrict supreme
court had a consultation Tursduy for the
purpose of arranging their summer assign
ments. This will give each one time for
n vacation during the heated term.
Market gardeners complain that the cool
snail of the last few dajs has placed vege
tation back a week or ten djys at least.
Judge Montgomery, formerly on the
bench of the supreme court of the District,
was a welcome visltorat the city hull yes
terday, where he was greeted by scores of
Tliejoung assistants of the District At
torney's office have taken to tLc bike, al
most every member of the staff of olfi
claU riding a wheel to and from duty.
'I have been frequently called colonel."
said Mr. Biruey, the District Attorney, In
summing up a case yesterday, "and have
sometimes been called general. On one
occasion I was addressed us reverend, and
atlmeortwoasdoctor.butnever Inray life
before have I been called 'A Roaring
js -n " Inoni.m L. Jones. tLe voung
colored attorney, had Just applied the so
briquet to him.
A horse fell ou the Tenth street hill. Just
above E street, this morning and pitched
the occupant of the vehicle ov cr the dash
board. Luckily no Injury was done fur
ther than the breaking of the harness.
Mr. George K. French. Public Printer
Benedict's son In law. has gone to Johan
nesburg. South Africa.
Thomas L. Jones.! he colored lawver,
has determined to run for Congress. He
wants to represent the Fourth Virginia dis
trict. Rev. George W. Davenport, son or Rev.
W. G. Davenport, of Anacostia, Emmanuel
P. E. Church, was ordained in Baltimore
Monday UyliishopParct. Tbcvoungclcrgy-.
man has been called to a parish on Long
Poundmastcr Einstein made a roundup
in Southeast Washington yesterday after
noon and captured a number of untagged
In alighting from a Chevy Cbac car nt
the Junction with the Kensington line
jestcrday afternoon, Alfred waters, 01
Kensington, fell and broke his lett wrist.
Howard Burr, the well known musician,
who has been looted at Atlanta for tbe
past jcar. has returned to Washington
cd the contract for n.ueilage to the Instant
Adhesive Mucilage Compjny cf this city.
Commissioner Hiss has relumed to the
city and was at ills desk todav .
Joseph Brorks, an 1 ged colored man,
was suddenly taken III on G street, near
Tenth soLthwcst. yeslcrdav evcnlrg. He
was removed in No. 4 potrol wagon to his
home. No. 812 G streetscuthwest. .
The McKInlcv Protective Afscciaticu of
this city will give an exclusion toGljmrnt
next Ttiesilaj . The committee Is cemptsed
of. I. R fiewell. M. W White, W.E. Reed,
J. W. Wood, J W.Crow, I. W. Lewis, C. II.
Turucr. W. J. JZrinionMon, Rev. A. Wlll
l auks. mil Rcv.G. W. Lee.
Cement sidewalks and curbs have been
ordered, under the permit svstcm, as fol
lows In front of lot G, block 34, Columbia
Heights; in front and on side of lot 21,
square Sl7; in front of Nos. 21a to 222
N'lutli street northwest, and in front of lots
74 to 76, inclusive, square 100.
Pede-triaus who have tnpassthroughthe
pirks south of Missouri avenue to reach
their ho'nes la South Washington are loud
ly complaining that the boughs and other
debris resulting from the recent storms
have not been removed from the reserva
tions and are Impeding travel.
The statement that eighty-one new r"
lieemen are provided for by Congress has
resulted in a rtfh of arpllcauts at bead
quirters. A majorit of the candidates are
colored men, and almost a steady stream
of these would be baton twirlera have lie
sieged Chief Clerk Sylvester's" office for
Mr. George W. Mercer of this city, who
has been visiting relatives in Petersburg,
"a.,forseveral weeks, hasreturned home.
The Commissioners have rrdered G55
feet of six-inch water main to lie laid in
Dover street, between Thirteenth urnl
Fourtcenth streets northeast.
The annuil meeting of the American
Building and Loan Afsociatiru was held
vesterdaj afternoon and the following
lioard of directors was elected for the
following year: John J. Kleiner. Lewis
Clephane. Dr. Z. B Enbbitt, William .1,
Fnzzell. N. W. linlley. Dr. Charles. V.
Pcttys. F. D. Tester, C. A. M. Wells.
Andrew Wilson, M. V. Tierney and Bates
The wreckage at the scene of the Louis
iana avenue fire has been almost com
pletely cleared up. A disagreeable smell
remains about the place, arising frcm po
tatoes and other vegetables that were
caugbtunder thefalbng walls.
New potatoes are now offered freely
upon the market at prices ranging from
75 cents to $1 per bushel. The old crop
potatoes are uearly exhausted and are so
uusatisf.utory that it is really cheaper to
buy the new at double price for the old.
Allien Harrington, a nine-year old colored
lad. wasfound seriously ill at theccrnerof
Vermontavenucandv streets north westlast
evening and was conveyed to Freedmaiv's
Kosrilal in the Eighth precinct patrol
Judge Miller this morning continued the
case against William R. Davis, arrested
jesterdaj by Detectives Hel.in. Boyd and
Lacey on complaint rf Mr. A. M. Clapp. the
venerable ex-Public Printer, who charges
Davis with obtaining money under false
The inspictor of buildings received com
plaint from the police today about an un
safe imck chimney In the rear of No. 1212
M street northwest
Seven cases were recorded on the morn
ing report from the Fourth precinct sta
tion, and all were for assault and battery.
A team", owned by John W. Cox, collided
with a horse and grocery wagon, driven
by A. Allstoii, jesterday, at the corner of
Eleventh and E streets northeast. Mrs.
Gottwal, who was in Cox's vehicle, was
throw 11 to the roadway l,y the force of the
collision, out sustained onlj slight In
juries. The low death rate still continues. Ac
cording to the reiiOrts received at the
health department, the deaths during last
week numbered 85, as against 83 by the
last report. The death rate stood at 16.04,
as compared with 19.04In the correspond
ing period of last jear, and with 23.67,
which is the annual average rato for the
Mrs, Tuylur Ih Right.
Mrs. Hajard Tavlnr. noted for her cook
lug and valuable recipes, elves tills sound
advice to voung housekeepers:
"Be sure never to stick a fort Into any
Und of meat which Is to appear on the
table. By making holes for the juice to
leak out. the nourishing properties of the
meat will be reduced. I keeo a Dair of
tongs In my kitchen for hanilllns and turn-,
wb steals ami cutlets. For turning or
lining larger pieces of meat tate two
Steamer Mnenlester for Indian Heud
Friday and Saturday evenings at G:30.
: ii M" ,SJL."3fii.. .,. ... J.,... A ?t.n,tX.... 4...- ..- 4 ' ,? .-.; S
ALL PENSION CHECKS CASHED :r::: .....
OFF ALL MEN'S SUITS.
pnee maritea on me ticKet tne price we nave Deen selling air au zae season, uur own guaran
tee goes with every garment, as always, and we will refund the cash on any purchase if comparison, or any other
reason, makes it unsatisfactory.
These include the finest qualities in domestic and imported cloths made up to our own order, and especially
for our high-class trade. Every one in Washington knows the quality of clothing we handle that it is the best
and the "best only. Fit, make, linings and cloth are fully guaranteed.
0 In our Sporting Goods Depnrluicnt wa lwir n fnll line of Bicycle SuIIk nt low prices Golf Caps anil Stocking!, Sweater, etc A spectalty
j Is our lino of St-SO ccllgee Shirt. t 81.03, and the "Peyaer" brand of 10c collar. Straw bats la every style, COc to 81.03.
910 and 912
NO EXTRADITIONS ASKED
De Loma Will Not Mota! f ilibus
teis in This Country.
s-enor QuewiUu Feel Urcrttly Encour-
iiijea Omt the Urlulit l'rus-
lieet of the Cubuun.
When Sir. Calilcron Carlisle, attornej in
v.Vn-hIngtou Tor Penor de Lome, the Span
ish MiuSter. vva- nueilioned this morning
concerning the report from Philadelphia
th.it the Spanish government m.iy demand
the extradition oi all those whd have en
gaged it, filibustering expeditions fro'n
this countrv to Cuba, Le replied that he had
noknov. ledge on the subject.
He said he bad not heard that Senor de
Lome even contemplated such a move, nor
had be Leui consulted by any of the Spanish
officials as to the advl-.ihiiity of extradi
tion proceedings. When aiked his opinion
nslo whether the filibuster-.' would be ex
traditable, he refused to give any legal
expression, "liecause," lie remarked, "I
liave not even given It any thought or con
sideration, ami a lawyer could not tell any
thing atiout the merits or demerits of a
Senor Quesada, secretary of the Cuban
legation in this countrv, vva seen at the
linleigh, and s.ild he d-d not believe Senor
de Lome would take any such steps.
Senor Quesada sajs the situation In the
little Island is better now for the insurgents
t'mn before. The rainj season lias just set
in, and the three best generals of the Cuban
army June, July and August will vvjgea
campaign against the Spanish that will kill
oft more of the latter than any amount of
Gen. Slacco still remains-west of the tro
cha, witli Gen. Gomez on the east. The
latter is somewhere in Santa Clara ..prov
ince, and if the report Is true that a'large
expedition was landed by the Three Friends
at l'nnidad. It Is more than likely that lie
is In the neighborhood of that place.
"The troclin," said Mr. Quesada, "is
doing us an immense amount of service.
The soldiers quartered there .ire in actual
confinement, and. their quarters are the
most uuhealthful pi ice on the Island. Hun
dreds of the Spaniards die there each week
and will continue to do so untilnextSeptem
ber or October. Meanwhile, the Cubans .ire
leceiving much ammunition and storius
nalini onens. They -Will not them be ham
pered by the lack of arms, but will have a
uiflcicnt supply tp soon conquer tne
A large numbe ot tea colored envelopes
are ncing aisinuiueu iiiooiif; lhikiu sympa
thizers in ths city, printed on them is the
address: "The Cuban Army Sanitary Corps.
Senor Rafael Xavarro. Treasurer. Room
43. No. 31 New stret;'. New York city."
Attached to tilt envelope !? a little cir
cular printed in'tifopd red. It is headed
with the words, "Cuba Libre," above a
representation of te flag ot the patriots.
It requests those friendly to the cause to
inclose IH) cents in uncancelled postage
stamps, to be cmiiloJ.ed as a popular fund
for the relief of the sick and wounded in
the "Cuban patriot army.'' It Is under
stood that many1 Vashlngtonlans are re
cponding to this, humane call.
m m m
For .Marriageable Mulds.
This Is how she got her husband, ac
cording to the Buffalo Commercial: "She
is the most charming woman I ever knew.
She never tells anjthing before dinner,"
said a young Englishman in spciUng the
other day of a sister of a college chum.
In whose bouse he was a guest. "I have
visit, ! there more than three months,"
said he, "and I hrtvc seen Jack's sister
every evening as soon as Jack did. She
had never told him anything before dinner.
nevcrald a word that could by any cbanee
rurrie him or spoil the meal for him. That
kind of a woman Is the ono to make life
pleasant for a man. and she would have
won ray heart by ttiat-onc charm, even
without the countless others that have
made rat feel she is the only woman In
tLc world to be queen otmy home."
If you liavea house or lot to exchange
for city or country property, try The Times'
Heal Estate Bureau i Continuous -advertising
This is the first genuine clothing sale of the season. Of course we do not refer to the many mis
leading so-called sales in progress. For 5 days more we shall allow a full discount-of one-third
off the price of every suit in our fine stock, excepting only linen, alpaca and skeleton serge suits.
This means that you can select any suit you like and pay us one-third Jess than the regular
SALE BEGINS AT 8 A. M
Veterans and Their Hangers-on
Not at the Local Office.
NEW LAW WORKS VERY WELL
I'enMun Agent 'Wilson Flndi, Much to
Commend In the Chummed Condi
tion of Tilings The CheckM Will
Fall Into-the llnndn of the Wives
und Not of IMrtisltes.
The first pavment of pensioners hereun
der the new law approved March 2J last
governing the matter was begun this morn
ing. The result i considered very satis
factory in epitc of the misunderstandings
that attend the putting into operation ot any
new la vv.
It is believed that a grcatsaving will be
effected for pensioners' famines, the police
court will be relieved ot unrortmuites
wose worst fault is a love fur drink, the
pensioners themselves will be better off,
and the work of the local pension agency
will be greatly facilitated.
Thcoiil) objection made is an additional
notarial fee In some cases, and this it is
shown Is often more than made up by direct
saving in other directions. 11 is thought
tbeother proposed law, toappolutguardiaus
for pensioners, who habitually fall victims
to sharp practices, may be passed to sup
The old method of drawing a pension by
persons living in the city and near enough
to gu to the office at Fourth and r cortli
west, was lo apply there for the ouchcr,
make the acknowledgment without pay
ment of any fee and receive the check for
There are about 8,000 pensioners at this
point, and on the first day ot the quarter's
payment from 4,500 to C,00t) of them
would go to the pension agency to get
their cheeks. While the great majority of
pensioners nre reputable, self-controlled
persons, there are In this great army a
number who fall easv victims to designing
men who wanttheir money.
As a result every pensloaday saw gath
c.ed about the peaslon agency, like vultures,
a -owd of unscrupulous rcllovvs ready to
seize upon the good natured and weak pen
sioner, carry Iiltn off to some resort and
get all his money away rrom him.
THE RESULT NEXT DAY.
Asa rule the pensioners would appear in
court next morning with out money, charged
with drunkenness or sctnethirg of the kind,
to be sent down to the workliouae for thirty
to ulncty dajs.
Judge Kimball of th police ccurt finally
tooka leading part in a movementto remedy
this evil. A law was p.iscd by Congress
under which the pensioner is supplied with
his voucher at home. He prepares it and
on the day of pajment makes the prcper
oath before a uctary. He then carries the
voucher to the renslcn agency, it that Is
convenient, or sends It by letter.
At the agency the routine is quickly fin
ished and the checks are promptly mailed
to the penf-ionera at their homes.
This" saves them from running the gaunt
let ot the "sharpers" who have been used
to intercept them with their checks In
The checkrow goes to the residence first
and if the pensioner has a family It usually
raUsfirstiniohls wife's hands, 'Thi; gives
her a chance fo prevent the vyntcnful, un
scrupulous companions of her husband from
wheedling the money-rfway from' him, and
enables her to provide ror the family. It
also saves the veteran himself from the
company ot the men who have been accus
tomed to rob him.
Pension Agents. L. Wilson, sent out sev
eral days ago full Instructions how to pro
ceed under the new la wv This accompanied
the voucher, and had with, it n list of all
the offices of notaries in the District. "
An Important point In these Instructions
related to Identification ror the purpose
of getting the checks cashed.' In-regarU
to thls.ilr. Wilson says:
"As all pension checks -will Hereafter be
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sent b) mail, as required hy law, they
will not tear the pension agent's initials
as u means of identification of the pen
Moucr, as has been the practice Leretororc
when pajments were made in person. Nor
can checks be so stamped IT presented at
the agency for that purpose. Pensioners
will doubtless experience little or no dif
ficulty In having their checks cashed by
merchants or banks, without the usual
identification. The fact that the pen
sioner holds the check, which thould not be
indorsed until used, is sufficient identity
when his pension certificate is exhibited
with the check."
This siafricnt, he hopes, will aUo aid
pensioners in securing the money bj- in
forming merchants and others of the
THE NEW CONDITIONS.
There was a great change In the condi
tions at the pension agency this morning
from those usually noted on the first day
of payment. There was no' Jam of pen
sioners thronging the rooms to get their
Much more important, the crowd of
hangers-on, who have made a least ifciy
out ot the checks, had entirely disap
peared. Policeman Herbert, who is on that beat,
said he had not seen a single person whom
he recognized as-one of the old gang.and be
was confident the pensioners would not
drift into tl e police stations tonight as has
been usual on such occasions heretofore.
Mr. Wilson said the additional expense of
the notarial fee was not praving a burden,
as feared. In the first place very many
would save the car fare of a tilp to the
office, and as many notaries were charging
only 10 cents tins nearly made up the ad
ditional cost. Also many had come to the
office with two witnesses, aud sometimes
ina back. In such c.isesthere wasanactual
saving ot expenses m the new way.
la any event there are In the whole
country only 70,000 out of the 070,000
pensioners who have usually come to the
agency for their checks. The rest have al
ways heretofore paid the notarial fee and
sent their vouchers by mail. The law-simply
puts the 70,000 ou the same footing
with the 060,000.
He was sure the new method would save
the money for many pensioner's families,
and would occasion almost no delay In their
getting the raonej. Communication wag
established with the postofficc by which
mall was exchanged every Lour.
As soon as the vouchers were opened
tbechecks were madcout, and withingthrec
hours usually the chec1- would reach its
Vouchers turned in today, lie said, would
nearly all be attended to at once, and no
voucher properly made out and turned in
to l!ii nrfipe bof,irft ft n. m. todav would
fail to bring the checlrby tomorrow morn-H
tag's mail. On vouchers received at the
Office early this morning the checks would
be received at the houses early this lifter
noon. There were several cases -where pca
sioners had expected to use the money to
meet notes .today, when disapiKiintment
was possible, but these) were comparatively
few. And even these pensioners could have
theirmohcyln time by petting their vouch
ers In the box before 9 a.m.
Mr. Wilson expected to finish fully 5 r On
cases todayJ where, as heretofore, the num
ber who got their money has not been o er
Two Kinds ot Smelts In Mulnu laikcu.
A Dcxtcn gentleman, Mr. William AS
bott, who is annually elected icthjologist
of the Waldbeim Club, -.peaking or smelt
catching in some of the Maine lakes, savs
there are two species of smelts In the fresh
waters of the States. Both areotthc salmon
family, but 'there Is a notable difference in
size and also in value 33 a food fish. The
larger kind is, in his opinion, as giod a pan
fish as any trout. TLcsc are found usuallv
You can have a right mer
ry time at this hotel. Pine
cuisine tit reasonable rates.
Grand scenery along the
B0BBINGER BROS.. Proprietors.
LOEB & HIRSH'S
Genuine One-third Off Sale.
926-928 7th St 706 K St.
10c Heavy Dres ing Comb. 4c each.
S and 10c Feather S:l:ched Braid, le
Kc size Klelnert's Unstamped Dress
Shield, 7c pair.
Paper of in English Pins, 2c.
All sizes Kid Hair Curlers. 4c dozen.
He White and Black v. haleboac. 4a
Silk-Stitched Whalebone Casin;. 7c foi
piece of 9 yards.
KHEESSI, -125 Seventh Street.
We're well prepared for the
belt "fad." Ladies' Belts from
15c up to 51. SO. Morocco, calf,
frraia alligator, .seal, levant, &c.
iome""with pretty sterling- silver
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$5 and $10 Special Suit
Sales will end this weeV.
only in the waters where the landlocked
salmon exist and like those are land-locked
that is, cut off from going back annually
to the tea after the manner of their kind.
The smaller smelt exists plentifully In
many streams and lakes where the larger
kind is not found. It rare!) exceeds three
inches In length, is of no account for
human food, but is of gieat value as food
for other fishes. These, he says, exist
plentifully In Lake W.issokeag, in Dexter.
A cunous statement he makes regarding
tltis little fish as observed by him in the
Dexter Lake. In the forty years of his
experience Ihere have been numerous in
stances when a great mortality swept them
away by thousands. At such times tLey
have been washed up on the shore almost
In windrows. IlehasLeen unablctoaccouiit
forthisexccpton the theory ofovcr-crowd-ing,
or multiplying In excess or the food
supply. Since the lake has Iieen stocked
with black bass, white perch and land
locked salmon this mortality of the smelts
has not been so much noticed for the reason
perhaps, that their numbers are kept
within limits by the otler fishes. Lewis
Ion Journal. '
Largest offire In Washlrgton. K.lcri ,ie.
partment In charge of an expert specialist ol
many years experience. All work guaraa
Ted. Absolutely safe, painless extracting with
gis. Nal vapor or zona. Cue
Best artttlcial teeth. JS.
narantccd Solid gold crown and bridge
Highest grado fillings. 73a up.
r" Having accomplished onr object of in
trodnclng the Neil vapor in Washington, wo
wi r ilUcontinno f roo extracting from 8 to U
a. m. Jane lotb.
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Cor. 7th aud StS.
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