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THE EVrESTEH-q TMRS, THTJHftpAT, JAKTXAKY 21, 1897
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style with deep doubleflouuce,
finished on the top end bottom
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cording-, made on a. perfect
fitting- French yoke with draw
string. All lengths.
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lots ot furniture and the short
lengths of carpets with our regular
stock; we are sacrificing all of
It's the greatest furniture sale
ot the winter a rich harvest for
economical housekeepers-. But thesis
things arc moving lively; you'd bet
ter come at once. The biggest bar
gains go first.
Carpets, Rngs, &c
Carpets made, laid and lined free
no charge for waste in matching
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AGAINST CROUP USE
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Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy,
1007 H Street H. W.
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8c Gingham 4J
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25c yard-wide Cashmere, short
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Odds and Ends lu every department
at hair price.
904-900 Seventh Street.
332 Pa. Are. N. w:
Flrat-claas servloe. 'Phone. 1383.
fit 526 Four-and-a-half street southwest,
CHARLES A. ZANNER, Jr., only son of
Charles A. and the late .Maggie M. Zanner
(nee Burch), aged eleven months and four
isotice or funeral hereafter.
SANrORD-Miss HENRIETTA SAN
TORO, at the residence of her brother. No.
3238 Linden street northeast, at 12:20,
January 20, 1897- lt-e
CROWLEY On "Wednesday, January 20,
1897, at 7 a. m., NELLIE E. CROWLEY,
daughter of John and the late Johanna
Crowley, in the twenty-fourth year of her
Funeral to take place from her father s
residence, 640 1 street southeast, on Friday,
January 22, at 8:30 a. m. Friends and
relatives arc respectfully invited to attend
COOK On Tuesday, -January 19, 1897,
l!rs. CAMILLA COOK.
Funcral todav at 2 p m. from the resi
dence of her sister. Mrs. John Hancock,
i401 Pennsylvania avenue.
RILEY The remains ot Mary Riley, who
died January 17, 1897, are at the Capital
Burial Company's establishment, No. 811
Nteth street- northwest. Relatives will
call within thirty-six hours and make ar- i
raBgcments for burial. O. B. NICHOLS, j
Jt'aneral Director. It I
A Cfl ARMING MOUNTAIN GIRL
Laura Barf, the Madge "In
The Bright Little Actress Chats En-
tertnlningly About Herself, Her
Profession and Her Put Horse.
Tlierels anactress down atthc Academy
of Music this week who ought to be star
ring. She Is a vivacious child of nature.
There is an article in this month's Lippin
cott's which says that "Wales has produced
twoactresses, Nell Gwynn and Laura Burt.
Laura Burt is Madge in "Old Kentucky."
Sle has had that role for -several seasons
now, and 1b the most charming mountain
girl that ever swung across the chasm in
that impossible Southern play.
The Times went to see her the other
night, and stayed in frout haig enough to
6ee her make the entrance of swinging iu
on a rein: over an abyss, see her run down
the rocky steps and seize the fu&e and
hurl It into the chasm to save her sweet
heart's life; see her gather him up in her
arms and gaze horror-struck -around at the
rocks which were thrown up ab the bomb
exploded, and then receive a round of
I vociferous applause from the galleries and
the floor as well, as the curtain went down.
Then The Times woman wentback to seethe
Laura Burt she knew years ago, whose
vivacity had apparently not waned a whit
since she first assumed this congenial role.
It was three years ago since I saw
her the last time. The play was new then,
and the best opera house in the city, aw ay
out "West, was Jammed to the doors. The
orchestra was on the stage. The leading
paper had given its newsboys a matinee
treat, and the gallery was the most ap
preciative part of the audience. It nearly
precipitated itself into the pit in its en
thusiasm. There was a half dozen re
porters standing in the wing, and Laura
Burtwas wild with excitement and delight.
She stood on the curtain roll before the
play began, and peeped through the -observing
hole at the house. "'Look -at
them, look at them, the dear boys," she
cried, turning to all or us, and clapping
her hands like a child. "Ohi I'm stj
glad they are here: they make my
heart wnrtn. You shall see how I will
play to day.""
And she did play with an enthusiasm
that was contagious. Thenewsboys shouted
to her, and she kissed her hand in return,
and the boxes sent her flowers enough to
make a couch. "When the exciting scene
came where the mouutain girl rescues the
great race horse, Queen Bess, from the
burning stables, Laura Burt lost her head.
She dashed into the barn with realistic
fervor, and she brought the horse out
safely. The newspaper men were all on
the tage; they had been carried away
with the spirit or the thing, and as every
one went to the Tire, they went too, and
screamedas loud as anyone el.e. And the
audience went niad with delight when
Madge was seen with her arms around the
neck of Qucca .Bess, saved for the great
A few minutes later we found Laura Burt
iu her dressing room fighting back the
tears and making up for the next act. "I'm
such a. fool." she said. "I've burned mi
arm: but never mind."
She had burned it seriously, and two
newspaper women helped her to bandage
It, and begged her to let her understudy go
on and finish the performance.
"And disappoint my boys? Never!"' she
said, biting her lips and reaching for her
white trousers and riding boots. "Nobody
thatl ride that horse to victory -but I. I
want to see the boys' faces and hear 'em
shout. Why, this is the greatest ovation I
have Md in a year."
And finish it she did, down to the very
last, and came out for the third curtain
call and kissed her hands and cried and
laughed in the same breath, and then col
lapsed, and gave up the evening perform
ance to the jmderstudy, taking dinner on
her lounge at the hotel with two news
paper girls for company, who bathed her
in wiWh hazel between courses and told
her site was the pluckiest and dearest ac
tress on the stage.
"Well, -well; that was a long lime ago.
Three years is a century in both profes
sions, and when I stuck my head in the
dressing room door it was with this knowl
edge uppermost in my brain, and the words,
"Forgotten. I know it, but please don't
"Oh, oh, oh!" exclaimed Laura Burt,
"Come in; come in. Forgotten, why do
jou think I could ever forget that day
out "West, way out West, where they say
'troupe' and 'love you?' I'll wager I re
member a lot you have forgotten. Do
jou remember the woman who came to see
me that night with a little boy? The boy
had great big eyes with blue rings under
tbcni, and an enormous plaid tie. She
hi ought me salve for my arm, because the
Journal man had gotten the story In about
the burn. And j ou were the Journal man.
I remember the whole thing. I've been
out "West lots of times since, and I always
ask for the 'Journal man,' and she was
never there. Come and see Queen Bess,
she remembers you, too, I know, the
"We went. "We crossed the stage, be
hind the black curtain, andI heard the
pickaninnies dancing and singing as be
fore, three years ago. "We stumbled over
what seemed the same obstructions, and
iV ' 55
S. W VWWT
Ahorse can be ridden to death. It is easy
to do it if you don't feed him and if you
work him when he is sick. A man may ride
himself to death in the same way. Hard
work is a good thing: for a man whose daily
nutrition repairs the daily waste. "When he
begins to run down hill he had better look
out When he begins to lose flesh, he will
begin to lo.se vitality. He will have to spur
himself more and more to keep himself
Koing-. Spurs are bad things to use on either
horses or men. The man who is drawing
out strength and vitality faster than he is
putting it into his body needs Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. This is the
greatest blood maker and flesh builder in
the world. It is a stimulating, purifying
tonic It fills the blood full of Tichness and
helps all the jfligesth-e organs to do their
work. It brings a good appetite, sound
sleep, solid muscle It does not like cod
iiver oil produce onlv flabbv. useless fat
Corpulent people may take it without "be
coming more fleshy. The man who is not
eating well, or working well, or sleeping
well, or resting well frequently needs noth
ing else He can get it at drug stores. He
should-not let the druggist persuadehim to
try something- else which is better for the
TnE Cause or Sicki-ess. When the doctor is
called to sec a a&a, woieaa -or child, Jits first
oucstion is about the condition of the bowels. If
they have not been freely open, he is sure to pre
scribe something to open them. He may do other
things, but this one thing Ac vnlUlo surt!: He
knows better than any one else that nine-tenths
of all human ailments come from the one cause
constipation. He may know, but he will not
tcUyou, that Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the
best and most saccessful cure for constipation.
He will not tell yon so because his prescription
brings hha$a.oa, ana flic Pleasant Pellets "will
cure you for twenty-five cents. Forty little ' Pel
lets'r in a little vial. Obc, a genu laxative:
two a mild cathartic
r i.i i
King's Palace. '
Another Hour-salos of unexampled
low prices and great, vasfvalues here
tomorrow. .Don't think that the goods
mentioned in our advertisements aro
the only ones cut in prices, for they
are simply an index to the Tost finger-posts
on the road to even greater
price opportunities. Don't neglect
9 and 10 a. m
Crepe Llsse Etichlng, allstjles,
Cojtjie iitfk luch n i.r.u mjiiiu
sniftle; in black, hlue.pink.tinsel
effects, bultnhlt'jor evening -wear
-told rs h'rh i-h ttc 3d. "Will
to for one hour
American Felts, French Felts,
"Wojl Felts, Trimmed Alpines,
Ilatx all shapes, all styles, all
colors, were Jj-l.tO, 7Cc ar.d ,0c.
Onelotof Infants' Long Flannel
bands, regular 39c quality.
ii and 12 a. m.
L'iderCown Coats f ot children
one toslx years with pointed col
lar tnmmcu witn Aiicorn rur,
heavily lined, regularprice fcl.liO.
For one hour
Silk Itiulons, plain and fancy,
two to fit e inches wide, -Cc.aBc
and 4Cc values, in all colors, suit
table forfancy work
Fast Black Ladles' Horc, splic
edheelsandto 's, fineRauge.guar
antoed stainle-ss, regular UCc
value. For one hour
2 and 3 p.
rolored Border Cambric Hand
kerchiefs, neat pretty patterns,
regularprice cc. Forone hour..
Infants' and Children's Col
ored Caps, odds and enas,
bi oken sizes, some very desireable
shapes, that old Inpriccfrom HHc
to 75c. "Will cIomj at
Ore lot of Children's Canton
Flannel Night Drawers, well
made, regularvalue39c. Forone
4 and 5 p. m.
Onelotof Gentir Four-ply Linen
Collars, all shapes, sizes, from
I3: and 17f regular price ICC
For one hour
15 dozen Ladies India Lawn
Aprons, deep hem, tucks above,
finished witn fancy lace, regular
lflcaproa. Forone hour
50c L'sIeTliread Hose, excellent
quahtj, Lojt patterns, Ilerms
uorf aye neat designs
812-814 Seventh Street.
Branch Store, 715 Market Space.
it was certainly the same little hand that
guided me and the same -soicethat kept
sajing "Take care there; take care."
Queen Bom wa in her scenic btall, and she
turned Iter buful bine k head and snirfed
all arotttpl M Drt for the lump of sugar
she uulty l
"You deria. don't you know your old
friend-"" mM Ue little soubrette. Then
she threw her arms around the animal's
neck and said, "I love this horse sol could
go on playing 'Old Kentucky' forever just
to be with her. See her shake hands with
me. That's light, you darling, shake with
an old friend."
The horse pretended to know me, to be
amiable, and kissed my cheek, to my se
rious alarm, and Miss Burt's great satis
faction. Then she made one of the little
darkies go and fetch a carrot, which she
fed to the horse, and while I was watching
she suddenly grabbed up her carpetbagaud
ran off onto the stage. How she recognized
her cue I can't say,butthe part has become
like a living character to her.
"The stage is a hard life," said she,
later on, in her dressing room, "but It has
its advantages. Tonight when I came down
to thetheatcrl watched thebigroundtnoon
through the cabwlndow.andl thankedGod
for giving me a life in which! could have
the beautiful and the artistic every clay,
and not have sentiment and poetry killed
out of me by dreary toll. I know this play
but with all its th rilling situations and hair
breadth escapes, it still has the health and
purity of a poetical story.
"Sometimes I wonder what the stage is
coming to, with its Yvctte Guilberts and
its Anna Ilelds. They setup passion for a
god, and the New York world goes wild
over them. Look at Yvettc Guilbcrt, this
is the way she sings: "I want you ma
honey; I want you, w-a-nt you, w-a-n-t
y-o-u,' and Anna Held, '"Won't you come
nnd play with me,' oogh!" and Laura Burt
made a gesture of aversion, putting the
matter away from her with both hands.
"Why, they kill sentiment, love, purity.
Such acting is a blight to all that Is goodin
the world. But the so-called provinces
won't have them. The American countryls
too pure. They don't dure to put it to the
Laura Burt had been pulling on her white
trousers again, and now she fastened the
black satin blouse and pulled the yellow
I cap on tight over her short curls. Then she
picked up her riding whip and snapped it
over her boots, and shook her head pertly
"Don't you think boy's clothes are a
trifle, ah, immodest?"
"What, this dress? No, I never thought
ot such a thing. Look here; I'm sincere
In what I said, and I'm nob going to feign
what I don't feel. Every actln this play
is healthy, normal, and as pure as the dew
on a wild flower. Oh , come ; don't tell me
you think this dashing, pretty scene is im
modest. I love it so; I love to ride that
horse to victory ; I feel as though I was on
the blue grass of Old Kentucky in "real
earnest, and, honestly, the scene has never
grown stale to me."
"Miss Burt," shouted the call boy, and
she was off from the trunk where she had
been sitting, and away to the stage in a
trice. I followed her, and stood in the
enclosure back ot the .race track. There
were six horses ready to dash across the
stage, and I watched them with Interest.
j were under excellent control, and stopped
j at the proper moment on the farther side,
anu men i saw Laura uurt sitting astride
the black winner in the -front of tfic stage,
waving her hand with the old delight, and
smiling and happy.
Yes; It is different from the degenerate
Immorality of new century songs and
wri things. It was wholesome, delightful
and romantic Iaura Burt is going to
star next year, and here's hoping she gets
a play that will suit her genius, and en
Able her to help keep alive the good, old
sentiment of healthy minds and loving
hearts. SIBYL WILBUR.
; Capacity J
to enlist the, buy Inj: public
! .into the .ranks of jt?pn flarchp
! patrons is plainly-evidenced in
the throngs of purchasers who
visit this store whenever one
of these hour sales is nn
I nounced. Not wishing, though,
to rely on past doings for your
future favor, a list of splendid
bargains is submitted for to
'morrow's buying, which can
not fail to appeal to the thrifty
saving shopper. Items offered
may be bad during the hours
10 to SS.
Your choice of any of
these items for 3 cents.
rc"Wash Rags 3c
8c Feather Stitch Braid, G
yds.; piece 3c
Sc Assorted Tapes; 1-2 doz 3C
8cdoz. Pearl Buttons 3C
5c Paper English Pins 3C
5c Cabinet Hair Pins 3C
5o Safety Pins 3c
Ladies' Fine Embroidered Iland-
kerchlejH, reg. 1 5 and ll'c.,
Gents Fast Black and Tan
Seamless Upse, reg. price 1 5c;
for .. .. & 6c
Black and all colors Rustle
Perenline, 30 in. "wide; reg.
price, 2io for s ic
0g to 12.
double side and front steels,
extra longand medium waists,
corded and bone bust, embroid
credsilkedge. 75c. and SI cor
sets for one hour S3c
Children's Black School Mit
tens, warranted all wool Tcpr.
Ladles' l"G-inch Fast Black
Gloria Umbrellas, In fancy ties
and loops. Kegular 98c, for..40c
Children's 48c. Muffs for ....XOc
3 to 4.
25r Cream Chocolates, all
Lot of 15e and 18c Laces, In
butter and whitd,6to 9 in
ches wide, for ....;... .5..
Coque. 1 iyds. loua. Feather
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black and Colored Jet Bands .
and Edgings. Regular 8c and
10c, for .'....J 4c
Veiling, nouble'width Tux
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Regular 2Cc and 2Cc,' for....x7c
25c Gents Susriejiders....Hc
314-316 7th St.
THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN
A Memorial to Capt. Lemon.
Editor Times: The managers of the John
Hay Industrial School at Alexandria, Va.,
having suitable grounds at their option,
have decided to ask the public to aid them
in erecting a memorial hall In the histori
cal cit j of Alexandria upon the grounds of
the John Hay Industrial School, in mem
ory of the lateCapt. George E. Lemon, edi
tor or the National Tribune.
Capt. Lemon wasanoble-heartedman.one
who loved to do good, and he always ex
tended the hand of charity to relieve those
in distress. He was the soldiers' friend,
and the soldier was the country's defender.
Will not the friends of this great nnd noble
Capt. Lemon help to build this proposed
memorial hall by contributing to the Lemon
The managers ask for $3,000, and confi
dently believe the amount will be readily
The memorial hall will be made an Insti
tute where, lectures will be had on moral,
intellectual and industrial training, and
will have free library and reading rooms.
The managers hope that the Grand Army
posts will respond. A tablet will be placed
in the hall bearing the names of all con
tributors to this noble cause.
Send all contributions to Rev. R. B. Rob
inson, 801 Madison street, Alexandria.
Dr. Mary "Walker's TJltiinntnm.
Editor Times: In your issue ot yesterday
mention was made about the board of
The facts are that I exhibited my diplo
ma in Washington years since, and was
among the first registered.
A number of weeks ago I received notice
that "there was to be new registration,"
but no call for new showing of my diplo
ma. A few days after my arrival J called
and was informed that my "permit would
be sent, in a few days, after my then fill
ingouttheblankappllcation for thesame."
If your informant in the health office
had given a fuller report of my sayings,
it would have read that I had been one
of the speakers before legislative com
mittees in two States? where we defeat
ed a "doctors' bill to compel people to em
ploy them, or do without professional at
tention." ; f
If it were an act tct, protect the people,
the best practitioners would not have all
sorts of contemptlble-mcans used to de
lay or to prevent the exercise of rights and
duties. j, ,j
As the District is a, good experimental
ground, why not the overcrowded lawyers
have a similar law? yhy not the mer
chants? Why not the,$utchcrs?
If the "permit" is sent me very well;
hut If it bangs on a,n)?w exhibition of
my uipioma, l snail simpiy pay no atten
tion to the unconstitutipnal law, and If
I am fought It musto'fnecessity, be the
means of knocking the bottom out of the
whole scheme, not only in this District,
but everywhere else.
MARY E. WALKER, M. D.
Ordered a Favorable Report.
TheSenate Committee on Commerce this
morning ordered favorable report on the
bill extending to January 1,1900, the time
within which the bridge across East River
between Xe'w York and Long Island shall
be completed. More than $400,000 has
been expended in the prosecution of the
Ifew Through Line to Indianapolis
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is op
erating a through line of Pullman Buffet
Drawiug-Toom sleeping- cars between Bal
timore, Washington, Indianapolis, and Chi
cago, via Cincinnati, leaving Mt. Royal sta
tion, 10:18 a. m.; Camden station, 10:45
a, in., arriving Indianapolis 7:00 a. m.;Cbl
cago, 1.2:00 noon.
Ho Has Not Been Heard From
Since November Last.
IN BOSTON WHEN LAST SEEN
He Is a Brother of Evan TL. Tucker
nnd Was Studying at the Hub.
Started to Visit Worcester Beforo
Coming Here and Vanished Foul
Play Is Feared.
Andrew J. Tucker, a brother of Evan II.
Tucker, for several years pres-Idcnt of the
Northeast Washington Citizens' Associa
tion, has disappeared, and it Is feared he
has been made way with by highwaymen.
He has not been heard from since Novem
ber 13 last, when he wub last seen in
A vigorous search is being made for him
there and at Worcester, to which place he
was intending to go, previous to coming
here to spend the holidays. Mr. Evan
Tucker is in Massachusetts, directing the
investigation, un:l it was from information
given out by him there that the dlsappear-
'ance became known here.
Andrew J. Tucker was brought up In
Washington and is well-known In North
east; Washington, where the family ot
which he is a brother has long lived. His
brothers, Frank W., and Evan, have teen
for years in the grux'ry business at the
northeast corner of First and F streets
northwest. They also own a number of
houses and other real estate in the north
east, and have been among themostactive
promoters of the interests of that section.
Andrew is about twenty-six years old.
He was educated In the pubhc schools,
where he was for a time In the High School,
but did not graduate. He went into the
grocery for a time with his brothers, but
about two ycara ago he gave up that work
and began to travel. He had no special
purpose, except to see the world and be
come well informed. He made several sea
voyages, and is said to iiave become (juite
fond of ocean travel. In all his moving
nbout he kept up a correspondence with
the family here.
Early in November last he wrote that
he was engaged In study at the Boston
Public Library, and was going in a day
or two to visit friends at Worcester,
lie then was coming home for a visit at
Christmas time. He leit his lodgings in
Boston on November 13, to go to Worces
ter, and has not since been heard from.
He had in his possession when he started
to Worcester about $200 and some Jew
elry. When he failed to come liome, and noth
ing further was heard, his brothers became
uneasy, and wrote to the Boston police
to make an Investigation.
This was dune, but nothing could be
learned. When this was reported further
Inquiry was urged upon the police at both
Massachusetts towns. The family was
greatly alarmed, and at the earliest pos
sible moment after the report was re
ceived Mr. Evan Tucker went on to Bos
ton to manage the search. He left last
Mr. Frank W. Tucker, who remains in
charge of the store, said this morning they
had no encouraging word. He expected
his brother Evan home next Monday.
Andrew Tucker had no trade nor settled
business, hut was always well supplied
with money from home
THE WORLD'S CHAMPION SKATER.
Mr. Meagher's Fancy Skating l-In-joyed
by Titled Europeans.
Mr. George A. Meagher, the champion
figure and fancy skater of the world, who
Is giving exhibitions at the Convention Hall
Ice Talace. occupies a very enviable posi
tion in European society. On the occasion
of his recent visit to England he was lion
ized by London society, and uponanounc
ing that he was going toleavc Europe to go
to America was tendered a skating party
which exceedeil anything of the sort ever
given at the English capital, in magnifi
cence and brilliancy.
It was during this event that Mr. Meagher
was presented with his medal by the Prin
cess Louise, and he immediately showed
his appreciation of the honor conferred
upon him by writing the names of a great
number of the guests upon the ice with his
skates. At this function Mr. Meagher
gave an exhibition of his work on the steels
that is said to have been the most won
derful work on ice skates overseen. About
2.000 of London's most fashionable peo
ple were present, and Mr. Meagher was the
star of the occasion.
Among the patronesses of the skating
party were rrincess Louise, Princess Mary
of Teck, now Duchesd of York; rrincess
Demldoff, ot Odessa, Russia; Duchess of
Saxc-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Meck-linburg-Strcilitz,
Duchess ot Montrose,
Duehes ot Sutherland, Duchess ot Cleve
land. Lady Archibald Campbell, Lady Ran
dolph Churchill, Viscountess Coke, Lady
Riversdalo, Marchlsa do Zerraz
zano. Lady Rivers Wilson, Mar
chioness ot Dufferin, Lady White
Ridley; Lady Ferguson, Mrs. W. II. Gren-
rell, Mrs. Pammure Gordon, Mrs. Morton
Frcwen, Countess of Minto, and the Hon.
Mrs. L. Jordan Grosvenor. Just after this
skating party Mr. Meagher was received at
Mr. Meagher's medals have nearly all
come from prominent people or from organ
izations whose names arc known the world
over. His championship of the world medal
was presented to him in 1891 by the Earl
of Derby, and he has successfully held it
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Consumption, Ringing in the Ears, Dis
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His Aural Vibrator has produced a larger
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NO CONTRACT YET AWARDED
A Misunderstanding as to the Street
"Unless Organized Ljibor Is Recog
nized in the Building of The in
It Will Not ilarcb.
From what has taken place within the
last day or two it may be stated that it is
highly improbable that the members ot
organized labor in the District will take
part in the inauguration parade. There Is.
however, a possibility that an agreement
may be reached tclay. It appears there Is
some misunderstanding, but who is at fault
It is impossible to say. The trouble was
caused, it is understood, by the executive
committee on Inauguration failing to ac
cede to the demands of organized labor
In reference to the building of the street
stands. It is reported that committees from
the Building Trades' Council, Central Labor
Union and from the local Federation of
Labor called on the inaugural committee
and asked to be recognized in the award
ing of the contracts to erect the street
Chairman J. C. Bell is reported as say
ing that these requests were not granted
because the contracts for the erecUon ot
the stands have already been given out
by the chairman of the oonunittee in charge
of that work.
The local Federation ot Labor received
a communication from the inaugural com
mittee, inviting that organization to take
part in the parade. This was a surprise,
and the secretary was instructed to write
the committee and say if the organization
was recognized in the matter of building
the street stands, it would consider the in
Mr. Henry A Willard, chairman of the
committee on parks and reservations, was
seen last night, and from what he said,
it would appear as if there were still a
possibility of amicably arranging the dif
ferences between the committee and or
ganized labor in the District.
Mr. Willard stated positively that the
contracts for building the street stands
had not been awarded, and that his cem
mittee would have nothing whatsoever to
do with the contracts for the work of erect
ing the stands.
Mr. James F. Mcllugh, president of the
local Federation, said last nigiit that a com
mittee from that body had called upon the
inaugural committee andasked that they be
recognized, but that he understood they
did not receive any encouragement. It
was also stated that the committee would
not have immediate control of the decora
tion of the stands.'and for that reason they
could not guarantee the recognition.
Mr. Mcllugh said he and the committee
were aware of the fact that the power of
thecomnnttee over the building of tlie stands
ceased when the spaces were rented, but
he said what the committee wanted and
organl70d labor demanded was that in
the leasing of the spaces and reservations
it be specified that the stands be built by
unlon labor. This was all, he said, and
if the inaugural committee intended to
recognize organized labor in the District
it would have been very easy to insert
such a clause, and, having done so, nothing
more could be asked.
In all probability, Mr. McHugh stated,
the committee would call at Inaugural
headquarters today and make a final re
quest that a clause be Inserted stipulating
that the work on the stands shall be done
by organized labor. This, he said, can be
done at any time before the spaces and
reservations are leased.
Amended the Building Regulations.
The Commissioners have amended para
graph 1 of section 11 of the building regu
lations by the addition of a clause modi
fying the provision In respect to the con
struction -of wooden buildings. Heretofore
such construction was forbidden within
twenty-four feet of any building built of
brick or other Incombustible material. The
amendment permits it, contingent upon
the assent of the owner of such brick build
ing being given. The regulation applies
only to the territory beyond the fire limits.
Russian Wcol in the United States.
Consul Heenan, at Odessa, warns Ameri
can wool importers through the State De
partment that Russian wools are being
shipped to the United States. The last clip
was of Bliort fiber and inferior quality la
the coarse varieties, and it Is being mixed
with chemical-treated wools from the waste
prodiict of the sheepskin coats, which are
the almost universal outer garment of the
Chicago, Jan. 21. The Northwestern
Breeders' Association met yesterday after
noon. The shortage caused by the meet of
last summer was again discussed. It was
decided to still further postpone final
action of the subject. An adjournment
was taken to February 15.
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k PLAN FOR CHEAP MONEY
An American Commercial Agent Re
ports a Saxon System.
It Provides n Way for Farmers tr
Peol Their Assets and Borrow
at a Low Bute of Interest.
The State Department bus Just issued a
report on the Saxon Land Credit Assokt
tloii. It Is supposed that this system wedd.
if inaugurated in this country, in a nteaswe
meet one of the demands of farmers wMch
has given strength to the Populist move
ment. It would supply money to farawsrs.
it Is believed, at a low rate of i ate rest
and on easy terms.
A previous report from Commercial Agcac
Peters gives the details of the system. The
present publication says that Mr. Peters'
report excited widespread interest araeBg
farmers and brought many reqae&ts for
The system is co-eperative and has some
ot the features of a building association,
the money being used in farming operation.--,
however, instead of erecting nouses. Tlie
original fund is put in by members of tfee
association and borrowed by members un
der carefully drawn rules which provkle
against failure to repay. The rates of ta
terest arc fixed by the assoetattoa, ami
the profits are divided among the members.
In answer to inquines Mr. Peters says
that, while in the Saxon Association every
member is liable for the debts of tlie as
sociation, this is not ia conformity wih
our ideas of sound business methods. The
liability ought to be Mraited to five or ten
times the member's holding of asoeiaUoa
On the other hand, a feature to behearttty
commended is the sinking fund, which will
in time liquidate every mortgage, tlw pe
riod depending upon the amount of interest
paid by the borrower.
There is such confidence in the staWNby
of the Saxon Association that school aad
church funds are now invested ia it.
The system is not new in Germany. Ic
was originated in 1850 by Frederick Raftei
sen, a mayor in Ehenib Prussia. His
avowed purpose was to save small for
mers from oppressive money lenders.
Mr. Peters says that this system, proved
to be good by halt a century of trial, is
easily adaptable to the United States.
'The solution of the (money) question
is simply to bring together the entireaseeta
of our farming people as a unit, and borrow
on the security in the cheapest mosey mar
kets of the world the funds required."
Large amounts of money, continues tho
report j have been sent to the West and
South from the North and East and Eu
rope. The bankers there guarantee 6, 7
and 8 per cent. The farmer wants to get
rid of this middleman, and borrow direct
from the capitalist at a low rate, saTing
5 or C per cent of the interest. He wanta
some one tonegotiate this loan for the whole
body of farmers in hisseotion, and MmK per
son "should be the president of the "u
tional Land Association of the Farmers ot
BRUSH DENIES A RUMOR.
Says He Is Satisfied With the Pres
ent Baseball Circuit.
New York, Jan. 21. John T. Brsh,
president of the Cincinnati Baseball Club,
left town last night after another long con
fab with Byrne and Abell, of the Brooklyn
All three magnates emphatically denied
the report that they are heading a move
ment to Ln'nk up the present circuit of the
National League by the formation of an
eight-club organization, including Brook
lyn, Buffalo, Baltimore, Washington. Cin
cinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis and Louis
ville. They declared with emphasis that they
-were In favor of continuing the present
circuit, and that they wanted peace In
preference to war.
A Sad Case of Destitntion.
Detective Proctor, who Is In charge of
the pawnshop and second-hand store rec
ords at police headquarters, learned ot
what may prove to be a sad case of desti
tution yesterday afternoon. An intelli
gent and well-dressed woman, who was
not long since in prosperous circumstances,
was compelled to sell for a pittance three
dearly-prized keepsakes They were rings,
one set with allttle diamond, another with
turquoise and the third plain. Behind thy
sale there is said to be a sod tale of pov
erty, which some philanthropist should in
vestigate. The lady lives in anearby Mary,
New Through Line to IndianapuUs
Commencing January 4. the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad will inaugurate a through
line of Pullman Buffet Drawing-room
sleeping cars between Baltimore, Washing
ton. Indianapolis and Chicago, via Cincin
nati, leaving-Mt. Royal station 1018 a. m.;
Camden staion, 10 45 a- in , arriving In
dianapolis, 7 00a. m ;Chicago, 12:00 noon.
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