THE EVENING TIMES, WASHINGTON. MONDAY, OCTOBER 2. 1899.
WMTffiG FOE WAR iWS
Loudon Heports an Ominous Silence
in the Transvaal.
Fear Tliat Hie Conflict "With the
IJoerw Han Already Been Precipi
tated The Critical" Position of
ItritiHlt Troopn Open Trcnuou In
Cape Colony Uitlanuers Suffering.
LONDON. Oct 2.-11:30 p. in. No news
lias yet been received from the Transvaal.
It is believed, however, that tfie Boer com
mandant. General Joubert, is ia camp eight
mile3 from the Natal border, TrIth 7.000
The wires to the Cape andNatal are
both working but there is no news from
the border districts where the Boers have
.massed their forces.
In government circles it is thought pos
sible that xl fight has occurred.
The "Pall Mall Gazette" prints a des
patch from Johannesburg Gated last Fri-
day, which was sent by way of Cape Town.
statinr that the position of the British '
troops is critical. The mismanagement o I
. . . ,
the war office is obvious and unless strong
re-enforcements are seat reverses are cer-
There is open treason in Cape Colony.
where there are only two battalions of
... . r. !. , ,
Bntlsh troops. The plight of the poorer
class of Uitlanders is pitiable.
Patrick J. P. Tynan has arrived in the '
Transvaal. Tynan is the alleged dyna-
miter well known throughout the world
because of his connection with the assassi-
nation of Lord Cavendish and Under Sec
retary Burke Jn Phoenix Park, Dublin.
He was arrested at Boulogne-Sur-Mer.
France, at the request of the British au
thorities, but was released after a ihort
detention on condition that he leave tiie
country. Tynan's family resided at Au
dubon Park, near Camden, S., J. They met
him on his return to New York in October, i
1K9B hut nnt a rwirpsp-ntnHvA nf i Trlrt
society was on the pier to greet him. As a '
-matter of fact. Irishmen regarded Lim as !
a man who was posing as the notorious
"Invincible No. 1," and was really wearing
the lauiels of another. He has had a
rather strange career, and before the Phoe
nix Park assassinations he went to South
-America. His brother had died in one of
the South American republics, and Tynan
went there to get some $20,000 which had
been bequeathed him. The next heard or
him was his arrest in France in connection
wih the Phoenix Park murder. j
An Englishman -who has latelv arrived !
iiere from South Africa says Dr.' Jameson '
was recently m Matabeleland trying to
raise an army corps for the purpose ci op
erating on the Transvaal frontier.
Major Giles, who commanded Lord Ran
dolph Churchill's expedition to Rhodesia
in 18!tl is organizing a corps of German
Rough Riders modeled on the plan of Gov
arnor Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the
Spanish-American war. Each member of
the corps is to pay his own expenses, which
Major Giles estimates will be atout 300.
Gen. Sir Redvers Builcr, who is to com
mand to British troops in South Africa,
will sail lor Caps Town on October C.
CAPE TOWN. Oct. 2.-The "South Afri-
, . .
..c0, uit- ,,SaU ui ij.jue immsLcr
bcnreincr, or Cape Colony, declares that
a special train left last night to bring Mr.
Conynghani Groene. the British agent and
his staff from Pretoria.
The formality of hauling down the Brit-
feti !. rn V 1: I...1..11 .1--
fa C .ckuu .uuumg, uie pa-
per says, is imminent.
" Sir Alfred Milncr. the British High Com
missioner, denies the report that Mr.
Conynghani Greene, the British agent at
Pretoria, has been recalled.
PARIS. Oct. 2. The "Figaro" says that
Quoen AVilhelmiaia, of Holland, is going
to Potsdam, for the purpose of interview
ing Emperor William, and trying to in
duce him to initiate a movement for me
diation batween Great Britain and the
DE. BOSMAl EXPECTS T7AE.
Tlie South African SUuIster Say
Cannot Be Avoided.
Rev. Dr. Bosman, pastor of the Dutch
Presbyterian Church at Pretoria, South
Africa, is a delegate to the General Coun
cil of the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, now
in session here. He will leave for his home
tomorrow. In speaking of the trouble with
England he said:
"We shall have war. although I cannot
see how Chamberlain and the other mem
bers of the British cabinet can have the
neart to force it upon an unoffending peo
ple. I should think the conscience of
Chamberlain and of Queen Victoria would
forbid them entering into such a contest.
We have done all we can to avoid an armed
conflict, but when a people are oppressed
THE IDOL OF THE 1TJRF.
The 3Iot Popular. Jockey in America
and Enclaud Keconiniendx Stu
art's Dyspepsia Tahletn.
No jockey has ever appealed so strongly
to public favor as Tod Sloan.
He has achieved more than his most
noted predecessors ever attempted and
stands in a class by himself.
Not satisfied with his successes in his
native country, he went to England and
now his fame as a successful horseman Is
on the tip of every tongue not only in this
country and England but in every section
of the globe where racing has found favor.
When Tod first -went to England his te
merity was openly laughed at, but the little
American played skittles with his English
rivals and his victories made all England
Having the stamp of royal approval, so
ciety both at home and abroad "lionize"
him and he is feted and petted to an ex
tent that would turn an ordinary mortal's
The great jockey' was in such demand
socially and dined and wined u such an
extent that it was feared his health would
give way. Too much society and the ner
vous strain of racing told on him.
A two weeks trip to America made him
acquainted with Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets and their remarkably restorative ef
fects on adepleted digestivo apparatus and
lie recommended them in unstinted terms
to a friend, saying, "Stuarts Dyspepsia
Tablets are the best thing I know of for
Steeping the stomach in condition and ap
petite in good repair."
Thousands of former dyspeptics can
vouch for the truth of Tod Sloan's words
aB "Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets" have be
come a household word in America, and few
families are without them. One or two
taken after meals keep the stomach sweet
by causing prompt and healthy digestion
of the food.
Perfectly healthy people use them after
heavy dinners to keep their good health
and to make sure that no ill effects will
follow an unusually hearty meal.
Your druggist will tell you or your doc
tor either that Stuart'-s Dyspepsia Tablets
ere composed only of digestive ferments,
Asceptic Pepsin. Hydrastis, fruit acids,
etc., and for the strong stomach as well as
the most delicate constitute a safeguard
Against indigestion and stomach troubles.
they must take up arms in their defence.
If they dp not make at least a show of
resistance they are despised by other na
tions. That is our situation now. We
must do our best, even against so great
a country as England.
"The Transvaal can muster 40,000 men,
that is all. In addition, the Orange Free,
State will furnish 30,000. making a total of
70.000 fighting men. "They will not submit
until most of them arc dead. I expect to
arrive in Pretoria in about three weeks.
I will go to the front with the members of
my congregation; not with my gun, but to
assist them in other ways. I participated
In our war of independence, in 1881, al
though I did not carry a gun.
"The Boers have abundance of arms and
ammunition, and as they are excellent
shots they will know how to use them
both to the greatest advantage. "We won
our independence in 1881, and now we will
fight to maintain it.
"England at present desires that for
eigners should have the same electoral
privileges as the Boers, but what she really
wants is the country Itself. Because it
contains the richest gold mine in the world
she -wants to possess It. The Boers care
nothing for gold. They are farmers, and
would prefer to leave the gold in the ground
and live the life of peaceful husbandmen.
Yet they have permitted foreigners to come
into their country and develop the mines, to
the great benefit of the foreigners and to
the small benefit of the Boers.
"The foreigners have equal social and
commercial advantages with the Boers, but
it is askihg'Aoo much to extend them equal
Political rights. They, are for the most
part birdsjof passage, coming from all
parts $ worJdi Qttracted by our ricu
g0d mines, 'and intending to stay but a
.short time. ,
"We arejsmall people, few In numbers,
and ? nunttcrMmmigrants will soon ex-
ceed that of the natives. If we should per-
R foreigners suffrage wUhout
requiring them to pass a sufficient time in
the country to become acquainted with it
and with Its people, we should soon find
ourselves in the minority, and our country
?uld Bone. The Ouitlanders come to
i jouuuuebuurg, auu as tuuu as mey nciue
J they want the right to vote, although they
j know nothing of the country or its people.
War between England and the Transvaal
will mean terrible loss of life and destruc
tion of property. The English will be able
to take our country only over our bodies
and our smoldering homes."
THE NOBTH ATLANTIC FLEET.
Sampson to Traiixfer llie Sqnadron
to Farunliar October 14.
Hear Admiral Sampson telegraphed the
Navy Department today from New York
that the North Atlantic squadron would not
tall for Hampton Roads until October 5.
The ceremony of transfering the command
of the squadron from Admiral Sampson to
Rear Admiral Farquhar will take place at
Norfolk on October 14, after Admiral
Sampson's rsturn from ilorgantown, W.
Va., where he will participate in the sword
presentation to Cape French Chadwlck, of
the flagship New York,
Capt. A. S. Barker was today assigned to
the command of the Norfolk navy yard to
JV52611 Rear. Almiral Farquhar. On the
4 riiirticcai ci .tar Aomirai nowison on
October 10 Captain Barker will become a
The order cf September 5, for the de
tachment cf Capt. H. C. Taylor from the
command cf the Indiana. October 3, has
! been modified so that Captain Taylor will
surender command at once to his executive
officer who will in turn be relieved by
! Capt, F. V. DIckins. The order of trans-
; ferring Lieut. A. G. Winterhalter from
the League Island navy yard to the Mo-nc--iralela
has been revoked.
These additional orders have been Issued:
As's:ant Surgrcn It. S. Blakeman. pro
moted to cassed assistant surgeon: Lieu-
tesant Commander E. M. Hughes, to the
ET ttn i f t , ,
I tain, detached from the Lancaster, and or-
dcred to proceed home, and await orders.
2CVE2ENTS OF THE DETROIT.
TIic CrnJuer to Leave Cnracao
.....- ....,.... v.. .JG .tuiStl,l JJCL1U11
leJeerapned the x.
'avy Department today
from Curacao. Dutch Guina, that the De
troit was about to leave there for Puerto
Cabrllo, Venezuela, with Frank B. Loomi3,
the United States Minister to Venezuela,
on hoard. The Detroit was sent to La
luayra to protect American interests in
the Venezuelan insurrection. Later she
went to Puerto Cabcllo, and sailed .thence,
last week for Curacao to get Mr. Loomis,
vhn had mailed from the United States as
tcoii as possible after the outbreak became
Captain Hemphill dees not say anything
In his despatch about political conditions
in the country.
THE CHUISES'S AEEIVAE.
New Orleans Steams Into Port
From Santo Doiuingro.
NEW YORK. Oct. 2. The cruiser New
Orleans arrived here from San Domingo
City, the capital of Santo Domingo, yester
day morning, and proceeding up the North
River, dropped anchor below the Chicago
in line with the rest of the fleet opposite
Seventieth Street. The New Orleans was
detached from the North Atlantic squad
ron more than two months ago and ssnt to
Santo Dcmingo, to look after American in
terests. The cruiser had a quiet stay in
the Republic's principal harbor. At no
time, it was said on the cruiser today, did
there appear to bo any real need for her
presence in Santo Domingo, as foreigners
appeared to be .greatly respected.
TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE.
Job Ilarunril Sn orn in ns a Juxtice of
the District Court.
Job Barnard today took the oath of of
fice, and qualified as an associate justice
of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia. The oath of office was admin
istered by Chief" Justice Edward Bingham,
in the general courtroom, in the presence
of a number of the friends of Mr. Barn
ard. All the justices of the court were pres
ent at an early hour, anticipating the ar
rival of (Mr. Barnard, but on account of a
miscarrying of his commission ho did not
arrive, at the City Hall until 12:15 p. m.,
when ho took the oath of office.
It was learned that in the rush at the
Department if Justice this morning, to i3
sue the commissions to the persons nomi
nated for office by the President on Sat
urday the commission Intended for
Gen. Thomas H." Anderson who nas named
as "United States attorney for the District
or Columbia, was sent to Mr. Barnard, and
the latter's notification of his appointment
as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia, found its way into
the hands of the former.
It Is not expected that General Ander
son will take the oath of office and enter
upon the discharge of his duties as United
States Attorney for the District of Colum
bia until Wednesday:
Louis A. Dent, who was nominated as
Register cf Wills for the District of Co
lumbia, was not nt the City Hall today,
and has not yet taken the oath of office.
Venezuela's New Cabinet.
Mr. Russell, the United States Charge
d Affaires at Caracas, has reported to the
State Department that the New Venezuelan
cabinet is composed of the following mem
bers: Interior, Dr. Fernando Arvelo; foreign
affairs, Geo. J. Calcano Mathleu; finance,
Jose Antonio Olavarria; public credit, Gen.
Santos Escobar; war and marine, Gen. Die
go Bautlsta Ferrer; agriculture, industry,
and commerce, Abelardo Arlsmendl; posts
and telegraphs, Gen. Jacinto R. Pachano;
public instruction, Dr. B. Mosquere; public
works. Dr. Alberto Smith; governor of the
federal district. Gen. F. Batalia; secretary
general. Gen. Z. Bello Rodrfguero.
FUNERAL OF 1.WILLEH
The Impressive Ceremonies Over
the Former Postmaster.
Hnponlc RItcH Omitted at the Re.
fluent of the Family The Inter
ment Was In Oalc Hill Cemetery
Near the Grave ot JaiucM G. Bluinc.
An Inqncst Held by the Coroner.
This afternoon, in stately Oak Hill Cem
etery, the gentle hands ot his dearest
friends lowered beneath the turf all that
death had left of James Polk Willett. The
funeral rites, simple and Impressive, and
yet full of human Interest, were perform
ed without ostentation or floral display.
The ceremony consisted of the beautiful
rites of the Episcopal Church, and was re
cited at the grave by the Rev. Dr. Alfred
Harding, of SL Paul's Episcopal Church.
Dr. Harding Bimply spoke a few words of
consolation to tho bereaved family at the
house, and when the cortege arrived at the
last resting place of the city's late post
master, the beautiful burial litany of the
church was read.
All yesterday and up to the hour of the
funeral, friends of the late postmaster vis
ited the house and viewed the remains.
There was a large attendance this after
noon at the obsequies, notwithstanding
that it had been announced that only the
family and a few friends would be expect
ed. The funeral was intended to be strict
ly private, and no flowers were desired.
There were flowers, however, but no? in
profusion. On the casket, which was cov
ered with black broadcloth, and decorated
with a pair cf silver extension handles, his
brother, Robert, laid scene palms and
white roses, and friends supplemented
these with other floral offerings.
On the silver plate on the face of the
coffin was this inscription:
JAMES P. WILLETT.
Horn Km ember 27,'ISH;
Died September 30, ISM.
There was no Masonic ceremony, al
though Mr. Willett was an honored mem
ber of Federal Lodge, Washington Com
mandery. and Eureka Chapter, No. 4. The
family had requested the rites to be strict
ly private, and without other than the re
ligious ceremony. A number of Mr. WI1
lett's Masonic friends were present, how
ever, and followed the cortege to the
The burial site is one of the most beau
tiful In the old cemetery. The interment
was in what 13 known as the old Vander
worken circle In the eastern part of the
cemetery, near the resting place cf James
G. Blaine, lata Secretary of State.
The pallbearers were A. A. Wilson, C.
W. Howard, J. B. Nalle, W. Scott Towers,
Frank Hume. J. Edwin Wilson, W. A. Mc
Kenny, and Frank Carver.
It v.as remarked by all who viewed the
body of Mr. Willett that not a blemish nor
a scratch was perceptible upon bis face,
nor upon his hands as they folded across
the breast. The undertaker who prepare!
the body for burial stated this morning to
a Times reporter that there was not an
external bruise or blemish upon the body.
An Inquest Held.
The coroner's jury summoned last Satur
day to Investigate the death of Mr. Willett,
brought in a verdict during the afternoon
of accidental death. No one is held crimi
nally responsible. The jury, however, de
cided that the barricades placed across the
doors of the shaft were not a sufficient pro
tector, and that Superintendent Reed, who
has been in charge of the building, commit
ted an error in judgment in not providing
better protection. The following is a copy
of the verdict:
'We find that James P. Willett died in
the City Postoffice Building September 30,
1SS?, from injuries received by an acciden
tal fall down the elevator shaft.
"We found that the barricade placed at
the elevator doors was not a safe protec
tion, and that the accident was due to an
error in judgment orrthe part of the super
intendent cf the building, Mr. Reed. We
do not hold him criminally responsible,
but would insist that a watchman be plac
ed, hereafter, at each door until the doors
are permanently replaced, and that the at
tention of the Inspector of Public Build
ings be called to the matter with a view
of preventing similar accidents in the fu
ture." The jury met at the First precinct sta
tion this morning and was Immediately
taken in the patrol wagon to the home of
Robert Willett. a brother of the deceased,
who resides at 3014 P Street, Georgetown,
where the body was taken after the ?cci
dent, to view it. The jury returned short
ly before 12 o'clock and began the work of
No witness could be found who saw Mr.
Willett when ho fell through, although
there were several who saw his body in its
descent. Whether the body fell from tho
fourth or fifth floor was not established.
Deputy Coroner Glazebrook was the first
witness, and he testified that death wa
evidently due to the shock resulting from
the fall. Neither the back nor the neck
were broken, and internal hemorrhage was
probably the cause of death. Both arms
were badly fractured, and both hips were
N. J. Himrod was the second witness.
He is employed by the Merchants' Par
cel Delivery Company, and superintended
the moving of furniture into the building.
Saturday morning, shortly after 9 o'clock,
he was attracted to the freight elevator
shaft, on the Twelfth Street side, where
Mr. Willett had fallen, and saw the body
lying across tho beam at the top of the
freight elevator. He testified that it was
necessary to remove the doors from the
elevator shaft in order to get some of the
larger pieces of furniture through tho
He had Instructed the men under him to
place the door lengthwise across the open
ings when the elevator was not in use. He
took particular pains to have the doors thus
placed and made frequent Inspection to see
that his orders were carried out. He stat
ed that Mr. Hill, the representative of the
Treasury Department, In charge of the
structure, gave authority to remove the
doors. There were no watchmen stationed
to see that the openings were closed. Men
have since been stationed to guard the ele
vator entrances. The witness stated that the
door was In position across the entrance
when Mr. Willett fell.
WltneHBCB on-the Stand.
Charles F. Trotter, a clerk in the Post
office Department, was next called. He
stated that he was going up In the passen
ger elevator and Just before getting to the
fourth floor, where his office is located, he
saw the body passing down the shaft. He
supposed It to be a piece of wood, and
looked down the shaft after getting out at
tho fourth floor to see If it had struck
anyone, and saw the body lying across the
beam. Tho door of the cage was then ly
ing lengthwise across the opening, mak
ing a barricade about eighteen inches in
height. He was not able to say-whether
Mr. Willett fell from the fourth or fifth
Miss Annie McRae, of 1201 Fourth Street
northwest, had just gotten to the first floor
in the passenger elevator when she saw
the body strike the elevator. She did not
know from what floor he fell.
James E. Blols, 54 C Street southeast,
conductor in charge of the passenger ele
vator In the Twelfth Street side, in which
Mr. .Willett went up befora his fatal
plunge, testified that Mr. Willett entered
the car at about 9:10 o'clock. Mr. Willett
first askffd to bo taken to the fifth floor,
but changed his mind and got out at the
Mr. Blois then proceeded upward, 'stop
ped at the fifth floor and allowed a passen
ger to get out He then went to the sixth
floor where Miss McRae entered the car.
He then went down to the first floor and
was just opening tho door when the body
struck tho freight elevator in the adjoin
ing shaft. Mr. Willett would have had time
to ascend to the fifth floor, stated the wit
ness, aa about two minutes elapaed from
the tlmo he left Mr. Willett at -the fourth
floor until his arrival at the first.
After the last witness testified the jury
then went to the Postoffice Building, and
made an Inspection of the scene of the acci
dent. The verdict was determined upon af
ter about a half hour's deliberation.
THE CASE OF CAPTAI2T CARTER.
Experts Say He Can Get Freedom
Only ThrouBh Pardon.
According to experts on military law,
there can be no appeal in the, Carter case.
The convicted captain will be required to
serve his sentence, unless he Is pardoned
by the President, jvvhich is considered
doubtful under the present Administra
tion. Should Carter'petltlon a civil court
for a writ of hdbeas"corpus, the evidence
would not be taken. ilt would only be de
termined whether or mot the court-martial
that tried and convicted him was legally
constituted and Jiad competent jurisdiction
over Captain Carter and the subject-matter.
TEN MINUTES FOR ArTROlT.
Mr. McKlnley to Malic a Call on HI
AVentcrn Tour. ,
AKRON, Ohio,iOct.'2. President McKin
ley will be in Akron.for ten minutes next
Thursday, and Akron pitizens are preparing
a great demonstration In his honor.
Tho affair will bo entirely non-partisan
and will consist of elaborate decorations In
the vicinity of the Union station, and an
Immense croud to welcome him with prob
ably the blowing of .whistles and music by
bands as the train pulls in. An effort will
be made to have the President make a few
remarks, and If the train can be held longer
than the scheduled time ho may be escort
ed to Grace Park, which Is close by the
station, and where most f the large out
floor meetings in this city are held.
FIRE RUINS A CEREAL PLANT.
A Quarter of a Million Ilullnr Blaze
Near liloomlnKtoii, III.
BLOOMINGTON. 111.. Oct. 2. The plant
of the Illinois Cereal Company, three-quarters
of a mile west ot Bloomington, was
burned last night, involving a loss of
3250,000. Melvln Penn, a night watchman,
was killed by a falling wall. Bert Kins,
a packer, was so badly burned that he will
probably not recover. Several others were
Tho firo origlnaed from an exp'oslon of
mill dust, the main building becoming en
voloped in flame at once. Nothing but the
small office building escaped. The insur
ance is heavy.
THE CAPTURE OF A SOUVENIR.
An Olynipin Wine GIiimm Carried Off
by a KoeheNtcr Woman.
ROCHESTER, N." Y., OcL 2. One little
incident of the Dewey celebration of Fri
day last is exciting some comment here. It
was during Governor Roosevelt's visit to
the Admiral on board the Olympia. The
Admiral had been saying all sorts of nice
things about the governor, and to "top it
off" had invited the governor into his cabin
to drink something extra dry. As the two
were about to tip their glasses Admiral
Dewey was attraoted by a commotion
above him. and gazing upward, disarmed
an inquisitive and enthusiastic crowd, in
cluding several ladies, frantically trying to
see all that was going on. With that in
nate courtesy which is characteristic of the
man, the Admiral handed his glass up to
the eager-eyed women, and while a large
portion of its contents was spilled, enough
remained to afford a sip for half a dozen
The despatches did not state whether the
last one was ablest discover any of the
champagne in the glass, but she wa3 re
sourceful, in an emergency, for she- slipped
the glass Into her satchel and carried it
in triumph away. The one who got the
glass was from Rochester, Miss Marie E.
Simmons, who returned from New York
yesterday. Miss Simmons, while having
little to say regarding her experience,
seems extremely proud as the possessor of
such a souvenir.
THE RIOT CALL IN CHICAGO.
Fifteen Men Enfcnpre in a Desperate
CHICAGO, III." Oct. 2. Fifteen men with
revolvers, knives, and clubs engaged in a
desperate hand-to-hand street batt'e last
night at Blacks Hawk Street and Elston
Avenue. Before' the police arrived, in re
sponse to a riot call, Colak Klisan had
been killed and several others badly
At the sight of the patrol wagon the
gang scattered, but the police succeeded ia
securing Joseph Urban and John Metz,
who they declare have criminal records.
The Horse Shoiv at AVarrenton.
WARRENTON, Va,, Oct. 2. The newly
chartered Horsemen's Association, of War
rentcn, Va., has issued a large prize list
cf their first exhibition, to be held at War
renton, on Wednesday and Thursday, Oc
tober IS and 19.
The association has at its head Mr. W.
Golden Davis as president, Mr. E. R. W.
Barker secretary, Mr. C. W. Smith manag
er and treasurer. A large entry is expect
ed, there being twenty-four classes of ex
hibits. Mr. Courtland H. Smith offers as
a prize to 'the best exhibited thoroughbred
hunter a cup worth $30.
A Dotr FindH a Lost Baby.
WATERTOWN, N. Y., Oct. 2. Baby
Harold Potter, two years old, was lost on
Friday and his parents and others turned
out to seelt him. A pet dog went on the
trail so rapidly that his followers lost sight
of him. The dog didn't come back, and
tho search went on all night. At 8 a. m.
Saturday, in a vacant lot, half a mile from
home, the dog was found lying beside the
tot, holding to his dress, and refusing to
allow anybody but tho baby's parents to
touch the child.
A JJoOjOOO Fire at Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 2. A disastrous
conflagration visited West Norfolk, just
across the Elizabeth River from Norfolk,
Saturday night, reducing to ashes sixty
double dwellings, Hostetter's sawmill and
dry kiln and two general stores The dwell
ings were occupied by about, 120 colored
families, employed in the mills at the
place. Many of these were rendered pen
niless. The loss will aggregate at least
A Volcanic Eruption in Colorado.
CREEDE, Col., Oct. 2. S. B. Remsen,
county surveyor, says he witnessed the
outbreak of a volcano twenty miles from
this city yesterday afternoon. He states
that the eruption occurred near tho Santa
Maria lakes and lasted less than an hour.
He approached to within 500 feet of the
upheaval, and says the heat was very un
comfortable at that distance. A party left
here today to oblajn full particulars.
SnovrJluUes. in few Hampshire.
MANCHESTER. N. H., Oct 2. The 3rst
snow ot the season in southern New
Hampshire" occurred this morning. It has
b&en thirty years sinco snow fell in this
city before the flrstweek In October.
!f you want your friends to have a good re
membrance of the pleasant time3 had while visit
ing Washington, ljirinjrr Dewey's reception, have
them drink- Heurjch's beer.
5 DIED. "-
KOLB On Satimlay,' September SO, 1899, at 0
p. m.. MISS MIXIE KOLB.
Funeral from tWo residence of her aunt, Mrs.
Emma Klakriag, oorc Monday, October 2, at 2
o'clock p. m. gindljt ornit flowers. Funeral
'HECHTS' GREATER STORES
the opening exhibit of the new Fall and Winter stock
will be continued for tb.2 benefit of those who did not get
in today to review the careful and complete preparations
we have made for Fall.
Souvenir offering in suits
Choice of three styles in ladies' man-tailor made suits of black, navy, and
brown Imported cheviot serge fly-front, reefer fronts, and box front silk-lined
jackets with skirts having the new habit backs; with all those points of fashion
which make a suit stylish, and which youcannot possibly buy elsewhere for KO 1Z
less than $14.98 will be offered as a special souvenir value at ''O.I J
Souvenir skirt offerings
Our special souvenir offering in this
department will be the new black cre
pon skirts, with the new backs and
perfect in fit, which sell for V) (1U
?4.50 usually, at Jl.jO
Those fashionable black and blue
cheviot serge skirts, such as sell for as
much as $5, will be sold during CO QO
the days of our opening at .'0.30
513-515 Seventh Street.
i wnat man
The "Herring" Sho2 is made in Patent
Calf, Black and Tan Box Calf, and Storm Calf,
new fall lasts. Hand sewed and have the finish
qualities of any $5.00 shoe on the market.
"Shoes Shined Free."
THE MYTHICAL COBK LEG.
Information From nn Expert in the
Artificial LInb Business.
(Frcm the New Orleans Titnes-Dcmocrat.)
"The term 'cork leg' Is a misnomer,"
said a man who used to bo in the artificial
limb business. "There never was any such
a thing, and a leg actually made of cork
would be as unwieldy as a sawlog. The
up-to-date artificial limb is a very thin
shell cf weeping willow, covered with raw
hide, and some of them that come clear
up to the hip have been built as light as
"It is a singular fact that a first-class
leg, which is supposed to have a life of
about five years, will be more than paid for
in the saving of shoes. Of course, the false
foot wears a shoe, just the same as the
real one, but for some reason that has
never been fully explained, it isn't as hard
on leather. A flesh-and-blood leg will wear
out four shoes while its mechanical mate
is wearing out oiie, due perhaps to the
foot-gear never being removed at night and
the lack of elasticity in the tread. The
best customer of tho makers is the Govern
ment, which pays for a new artificial limb
once every five years for pensioners maim
ed in war. Tho prica fixed, by law Is $75, but
scores of old soldiers simply draw the
money and make tho same leg do for as
long as fifteen years" at a stretch. Artificial
.arms are made very successfully nowadays,
and a certain amount of action is secured
in the hand, even when the stump Teaches
only a-few Inches from the shoulder. Willi
one of the styles, for example, a man can
lift his hat and replace it on his head with
a surprisingly natural movement The
mechanism by which the false hand is
made to open and close is controlled by a
strap, which reaches to the opposite shoul
der. A slight shrug does the work, and
a little practice renders it imperceptible.
"There has been a wonderful improve
ment in limb making during the last ten
years, and a properly constructed artificial
leg cannot be detected by the casual ob
server. Ths chief difficulty with the old
style was Its tendency to swing outward
In an arc of a circle at every step. That
has bsen entirely overcome. Some years
ago,' when I was in the business at Chicago,
I fitted out a man who had lost both legs
and both arms in a Dakota blizzard. When
I first saw him he was simply a helpless
trunk lying on a cot In the hospital, and
his deplorable condition had reduced him
to a state of despair bordering on Insanity.
I took a great deal of Interest in the case,
and I Hatter myself that I did a fairly good
job. When I got through with him he was
able to get up without assistance, walk
about, feed himself, and do a hundred and
one little things that changed life from a
mere blank to something really endurable;
"When he found himself emancipated from
total helplessness he improved mentally,
and now, I dare say, he wants to live as
long as anybody.
"One of tho. great-obstacles to successful
llmbfittlng Is the carelessness of surgeons
in performing amputations. An operation
your attention is directed, and in calling
your special attention to it we feel that we have
reason to claim that it is .the handsomest dis
play to be seen in this city.
An expose of fascinating hat beauty of the
cleverest conception, including the latest' impor
tations of exquisite French hats .andbonnets,
portraying that Hecht style, individuality and
exclusiveuess so much admired by fashionably
Choice of these trimmed creations as
shown in the illustration here, or if any of them
do not become 3011, the choice of
half a dozen others, which have ("? f"A
been made up to sell for 12.50, will 3 1 S
besoldat S 'V
Black and blue applique braided
cheviot serge skirts, instead, of ?5.SS,
to go during these opening QO
days at Jf.jO
New grey homespun cassimere skirts
of the very finest quality, lined with
"Nubian" fast black lining and bound
with "5. H. & M." velveteen binding,
instead of $6.50, during these C QO
opening days Jtt.jQ
mm . x
On all the
is a constant danicr unless held in check
by a weU-nttii:jf Ti:US3. AVe cdjust them
fccicr.tifically, and refund money if not sati
factorv. A!xO make a EnrrirTrir nf p,...;
The iodem Pharmacy
inn and i Mrejis fl. Y.,
F. J. Dleudonne & Son,
Successors to E. P. Mertz Co.
may be entlrelv successful fmm n :,,t,-t
I standpoint, yet leave a stump upon which
a false leg can never be worn with com-
! fort. I know of a number of cases in which
j a reamputation has been submitted to for
the express purpose of correcting such dif-
jicuuies. lavery medical college course
ought to include at least one lecture with
practical demonstrations by a thoroughlv
scientific maker of artificial llmb3. It would
be of inestimable valtffr fo-the, students in
( From the Lonuon AijUr'qrs.) v
Pat ifaloney was naiUn'a' oox containing
articles which he intended ssn'ding by rail.
From tho nature of the Vohtents a friend'
knew it was essential that tho' box should
not be inverted during the passage. He
ventured to suggest to Pat to write con
spicuously oa the case: "This side up, with
care." A few days afterward, seeing Tat
again, he asked: "Heard any more about
your goods? Did they get there sarely?"
"Every one of them broke," said Pat.
"The whole lot? -Diet you label it 'This
side up,' as I told you?""
"Yes, I did. And for fear they shouldn't
see it on the cover, I put it oa the bottom,
Cor. Cth tCSts. N.AV.
I Winning Your Trade!
I Through the Pawer
fr of Bargains.
jc Costumer, 25c,
31 A good thing bears repeating. X
$ "We've had the fortune to secure an- J
X other shipment of those fine cos- T
J. turners. Well constructed, substan- T
4. tial. and worth triple. Be 4.
quick, though. Cash, or credit-. 25c -5
.?: Extension Table, $3.50
y It's Ihe housekeeper's friend. Can i
j be altered at a moment's notice for T
i. any size table. You'll like this one. X
X Solid oak, skillfully constructed and X.
-r finished. "Worth a five-dollar $
2 bill. Cash or credit ?3.50 T
t Oak Wardrobe, $4.89. i
T Certainly a marvelous value. And X
.. such a wardrobe reduction is rare. J.
i. Finest workmanship, highly finish- !
Y ed. best solid oak. roomy, and double '
f door. Secure yours. Cash "?
i or credit $4.89 X
f Sideboard, $12.50.
j You could search the State3 for X
T the peer of this offer. Beautiful -
T golden cak Sideboard, high art con- T
J. struction. large bevel mirror, and j
-- highly finished. $15 couldn't buy X
f better elsewhere. Cash or 4
X credit $12.50 4
Dresser, Wasbstand. $11.2oT-
This two-piece set Is a big bar
gain beyond the least doubt Com
1 crises dresser and washstand. white
' enameled and best making possible.
' Dresser has fine French bevel plata
mirror. Fill thl3 want im
mediately. Cash or credlt.-5ll.25
Book Case, $3.65.
Without a bookcase books soon
ruin. Here's a convenient one for
the room. Golden oak finish, sub
stantial rods, and adjustable shelves.
Extra worth for cash or
RHODES, WALKER I BURKS
1013-1015 7th SL
3 1 1 E. Tapitol Street.
Seven Reasons Why Others Attends
BECACSK It Is the best.
BECAUSE the instructors are eiperiertcd mest.
BEOAUSK the tuition lj the raost reasonable.
BECAUSE the graduates secure good position.
BECAUSE pupils in typeurriting'. by paytsg
rpeeial rate, ill be presented with a new type
writer. BECAUSE shorthand xtcdecti may take a. short
course In bookkeeping 'without extra cost.
BECAUSE orer one thousand students have at
tended in the past two years.
Tall term begins September 5.
Exy and night sessions all the yesr.
Call and tee u, or send for a catalogue.
COURT K WOOD. L.L.. 1L. Principal.
M. AURELIA BARKISGTON.
Pupil of F. K. Mzckav-, of New York.
ELOCUTION" AND DRAMATIC ART.
Studio, lilt F st. n-w. scl2-lm-en
FT VAT5U7C BUSINESS COLLfcGK.
H , Y Pi N 3 EIGHTH AND K STS.
lt,llul Established 1STS. Day or Ni;ht
Seision. ?33 a year. Business. Shorthand. Type
Stellman School of Short
hand and Typewriting.
011 G STISLET .NW.
DAY AND NICI1T SESSIONS.
Students of this colIese have no difficulty la
Mcurins and holdiaj excelleut positions. Re
deced rates. au24-3mo.
Shorthand and lypewriting.
Private Lessens at Class Rates.
e2S-lmo . 1126 Sth st. nw.
For Young Ladies,
THIRD AND T STS. NE. OPENS SEPT. 23.
Easily reached from any rccticn ot the cjty.
Viait the school or send lor catalogue,
teo-lrno K. StENEFEE. President.
SCHOOL OF SHORTHAND ISlt.
Principal, fifteen rears practice; taugfct la
Paris; wide experience with financiers and states
men. Graduates for conzt reporting speeches,
trials, etc. Send for catalogue.
Bu-incss course S3 per month. seT-lmo-en.
Evening lessens in drafting and mathematics;
I egm Septcinber 13. st 5S1 7th St. ne. scS-lmo
VASHIIGTDI COLLEGE OF US,
Primarily for xromen. 627 E Street N. VT, Fall
ccrps of lecturers and professors. Three years.
course leading to degree. Tuition. S50 per an
num, payable in installments. Catalogue at all
Uw booc stores. Further information can be
obtained from. Ellen Spencer Musey, LI.. M.
Dean. No. 470 La. Arc N. V.., or from 4 to 5
p. m. at the college. sc27-7t-em
THOROUGH instruction in drawing and painting;
highest rets.; pupils coached for Corcoran Art
Gallerj. if desired. Studio 10. 702 17th st. Visit
ors rcceiretl Wednesday and Saturday. oc2-3t,em
LKARN TO DRAW for money from life; new,
iuick method. A. A. 5, this office. e20-3t-em
IX VIEW of the celebration to take placer la
this city next Monday and Tue3diV in
honor of Admiral Dewey we, the under
signed basks, bankers, and trust conr
panlca agree to- closo our offices, so fa? aa
practicable, upon Tuesday, the 3d day of
October, 1SD9. Parties whose notes matura
upon that day will confer a faTcr upon the
undersigned by attending to the same ca
the dj7 previous:
Uigss National Bank, Tho. Hyde. Vice President.
Columbia National Hank. C. Corson, Cashier.
West End Nat. Bank, Cha. P. Williams. Cashier.
Nat. jletropolitan Bank. E. S. Parker. President.
Farmers & Mechancs Nat. Bk. E. P. Btrrv, Cash.
Citfcen's National Bank. Tlufcs. C. Pcarsall. Cath.
Nat. Capital Bank of Wish.. II. II. McKw, Cash.
Traders Nat. Bank. Jno. C. Ahcy, Cash.
Second Nat. Bank, John C. Eekloff. Ca3lt.
Lincoln Nat. BnX, J. B. Wilson, Prestihnt.
Central Nat. Bank, A- B. Huff. Cah.
Nat. Bank cf Wash., V. C. Clias. E. White. Cash.
The Wash. L-Jn ft Trn-t Co., Jno. A. Swepe. Y. Pt.
American Security & Trust Co.. C. J. Bell. Tres.
The National Site Deposit, Savings & Trest Co.,
cf the District of Columbia, T. It. Jones, Prest.
Lewis JohrM.n & Co Hunkers.
Crane, Parrs Co., Banker.
Bell fc Co.
Washington Savings Bank. C. H. Davidge, Treas.
American Sa-i. Bjnk.. Wm. tkcar Itseme;. Prest.
The Union Sav. B'V, D. Fulton Harris. As.t. Treas.
1705 Seventh St. Jf. "W.
Private Rooms for 'Funerals.
J. WTXT.TATW I.3E,
332 Ia. Atc. W.
First-clan Service. "PJxone, 3.383
AUGUSTUS BUHGDOBF CO.,
Unucrtukers sad Embalmcrs,
2000 SEVENTH STREET X VT.
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