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THE TIMES; SUr-BKX; -AUGHTST IT, 1895.
Fnud KlavbutH Streets.
Storage-Warehouses 22d st. uoarlL
Imperial Bicycles. The "go-llghtlr"
sort. Embodies the cleverest of
up-to-dato bicycle ide&s "The whoel
of wheeleL" Wo'ro tho District agonts
and wo stake our rojmtaticn that no
finer bicycles aro made. Como In
and motto us prove it. Catalogue for
extraordinary! Think ot gat
ing Sideboards at a third to
a half off! Yet there are
sound logical reasons for this
step. One of our strongest
motives new fall stock is ar
riving and room for their dis
playing is wanted. To the
tune of such prices as we
mentionbelow a quick exit
is looked for them.
Solid Oak Sideboard SIS 00 $10 'M
6oMd Oak Sideboard IS 0 11 ."0
Solid Oak Sideboard 18 50 12 CO
Solid Oak sideboard 21 00 13 75
Solid OuUtiidoboard 2.2 00 11 40
Solid Oak hMlebnard 30 00 20 00
SoMd 0k btttboard... .. 82 00 21 00
Solid Oak Sideboard : 00 21 SO
Srtid Oak Sideboard-, . . . 83 00 22 03
Solid Onk Sldoboard. Sfc 00 25 00
Solid Oak Mdoboard. 38 00 20 00
Solid Oak fcldebuard 42 00 2S 00
fcohd Oak Sideboard. 42 00 29 00
SaitdOakbidoiMju-d 46 CO 38 75
l-otkiOaUfc'MebecKL..... 8 00 87 W
SeHd Oak sidebeare. Hi 00 MM)
White Maple Suite $.'6 03 17 03
White Maple Suite 5 00 20 00
While .Maple Suite 30 00 20 SO
White Maple Suite Si 00 22 00
Curly Birch Suites.
JHrcn Suite J80 00 $19 03
Bl en Suite 00 21 00
Ittreh Suite faS 00 48 00
TOn-h suite 7S 00 47 60
liireii Suite S3 00 MM
lttrch Suite 03 00 b0 03
BSreh Sulto 100 00 OB 00
Wrch Suite 105 00 C7 50
A few Silver articles give
an appearance of luxury and
refinement to a room
especially is this true of a
lady's boudoir. Silver toilet
articles on the toilet table
seem to change the appear
ance of the room altogether.
Solid Silverware is so
cheap now that almost every
ladj' can afford to indulge in
some pretty trifles, whose
presence brighten up a room,
and even make life look a
a little brighter:
I have made special reduc
tions on all my solid Silver
ware. C. H. DAVISON,
1105 F Street N. W.
JOSEPH BROS. & CO.,
687 LOUISIANA AVE. AUCTIONEERS.
Regular sale of Household
Furniture 011 Tuesday, August 13,
comprising1 a large and general
assortment of goods. Storage
B U UlnnA(r
much that so many
ladies do their washing at
home in this fearfully hot
weather, making the whole
house unbearable from the
heat of the fire, and seriously
damaging their health, when
it costs so
little to send
to lis and
all the trou-
"' " "1L r-
Duck Suits a "3r
TOLMAN STEAM LAUNDRY,
6th and C sts.
Good whisky is an excellent
thing. Pure Berkeley Rye
is an excellent brand.
liaionr of Wines and Liquors.
SIS F street nonlnvo&t.
TOUGHS MAKE A MISTAKE.
Tlioy Tlimisut Cooper n Xcw 3oHcc
ninii Oiw rrlwinw Was Lauded.
A crowd of negro loughs in the vicinity
of what w fciwvrH ah "Crow Hill" got
It Jut tiMJir heads last night that Policc
nmn Coojier, who was running the beat,
waB a new man, and when he arrested
Samuel Henderson, a colored laborer,
at tlie corner of Fourth and Q streets
northwest for disorderly conduct about
10-39 o'clock they attempted to "do him
The officer Buooeeded in getting his
prisoner to the box all right, but as he
vsb about to call the wagon a couple of
negroes attempted to take Henderson
away from him. Henderson himself was
the principal would-be inobbcr, and he
succeeded in taking the officer's stick
from him aDd struck him a couple of
blows in the chest with his fist.
The polivman, seeing that he had a
gtraggle before him, lilew a distress
call, to which Officer Brown, ot the
First precinct, responded Ju6t as the
crowd was getting the best of his brother
Brown and Cooper, after a lively fight,
landed the prisoner in the patro. wagon,
and be was taken to No. 2 staUon, where
be was charged with disorderly oouduct
And assault and battery.
Iii isy To i i
Refused" to Authorize Floors
Until AlfStofies Were Built.
VEEDICTlN THE BEACH CASE
Jury Hold Tlntf no Camoto Ills Death
Tlirousjirnis Own Carelessness, lmt
Life Would Do Hotter Protected
FiyYlciorliurlleiiijrLnlri He-low Where
tlio Men Are at Work.
"We believe that the said Charles Beach
came to his death through his own careless
ness; that the scaffolding on the various
floors is sufficient in strength and quan
tity, but we recommend that floors be built
below the men employed on the work as an
additional, safeguard against future acci
dents." This was the verdict in the inquest held
yesterday over the body of Charles Bench,
the unfortunate workman who was killed
at the postofflceon Friday.
" The" verdict or the jury in this cane, an
account of whose shocking death was read
everywhere with a thrill of horror in The
Times yesterday, put the sealof indorsement
on the position taken by The Times and Its
plea for a prevent jpnjif such unnecessary
The inquest waslfeUrby Deputy Coroner
Glazebrook in the absence of Coroner Ham
mctt, the reasons for whose absence will
be found elsewhere In The Times.
Br.- Gtarebrook-visited the scene of the
.accident yesterday forenoon, gathered up
the information desired, and put himself
in position to examine ills witnesses on
material points onljv.no then had sum
moned the following jury:
William Roth, carpenter and contractor;
John MeNulty, carpenter; John T. Garner,
undertaker; Hugh A. Mason, harness work
er; William J. Tump',' carpenter and con
tractor; and Adam H. Grolf, carpenterand
The witnesses summoned were two eye
witnesses to the tragedy, the superintend
ent of the building, the foreman of the work
for the iron contractors, and the assistant
foreman of that work.
The examination was quiet and with
out incident except in the testimony of
the superintendent, who said that he had
called the attention of the United States
Supervising Architect, Wm. Aiken, to
the advisability of having the flooring put
in as the work progressed and that the Su
pervising Architect had replied that he did
not think it advisable until the roof had
been put on. This wa& an intimation to the
jury that the linal authority .. tbis im
portant, matter was the United States gov
ernment itself, and that it was Us peculiar
method of doing woik that was thcindirect
cause of all the fearful accidents that have
taken place m this blood-bespattered build
ing. AM of the witnesses stated that it was
the custom in all the work they bud here
tolore done and they were men of long
experience to floor buildings right along
below the workmen, and the jurymen
knew thatiu Washington it wasthecustom
in private work that sufficient planking
hall foe leit In-low the workmen to break
the fall in eaes of accident.
SCAFFOLDING NOT SUFFICIENT.
W. CKeys, assistant foreman for Thorp
& Bond, the iron contractors, who saw the
deceased fall, was the first witness called.
He has been employed atttiebaildSngnearly
a year. He was on the sixth floor at the
Eleventh street stairway when Beach fell.
He had some conversation with him just
before tbe accident. Beach was in good
health and spirits.
Witness eaid that it was the custom for
the men to lay down their own scaffolding,
and they sometimes removed it lrcm floor
to floor. There was no tea folding on the
sixth floor, and wherever there is no plank
ing put dowu by the men they must walk
the beams, pacing from one place to
Witness did not consider the Scaffolding
sufficient, altliough he iclt perfectly secure
bimFclf, exercising care and caution. In
his opinion security could be had by floor
ing the story below, and that should bo
done. He thought such safeguard could
be provided for very easily. It was not
required of the men to carry weights when
tliej had to walk on the iron beams from
place to place. In the place where the men
were at work there were sometimes two
planks and sometimes only one.
At the time thcaccidentoccurred Lambert
and Beach were on the sixth floor running
out planks on which to place the nionkcy
dernck. Beach was discovered by Keys
to be using a one-inch plank.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
"I told him," said Mr. Keys, "that this
was not safe, but he said it was all right
and placed it over several beams. One of
tlie beams was out, so tliat it left a fpaco
of about eight feet across which the plank
-was stretched. Beach talked out over the
plank, and I noticed, as ho moved, the
plank sagged. I told him that he ought
to use a two-inch plank, but he said that
it was too d d heuvy, and continued to
use the one-inch plank. In walking over
this plank it tilled when he got near the
end aud it flung him below."
The witness said he had never made any
official complaint about insufficient scaf
folding. He considered that Lambert was
safe, as he was working on a two-inch
piauk, but Beach said he kucw his business
and kucw what he was doing.
William McKec, the next witness, had
been working on the building since last
Mav. He was about forty feet from Beach
when the latter fell. It was the custom,
he said, for the men to get and put down
their own planks. Usually the scaffold
ing consists of two planks two inches
thick. This he considered safe. JTlie men
are not obliged to do any lifting of heavy
materials. He always considered him
self safe on a two-inch plank.
Isaac Lambert said that he had been
working ou the building about two months
and was on the seventh floor on the
Eleventh street side at the time of the
accident in Mr. Keys' gang, in which
there arc but three men.
SAFEK WITH FLOOR BELOW.
Beach and he were working together.
Beach stepped on a panlc that projected
about four feet over one of the girders,
and, of course, went down. He himself
had used a two-inch plauk, but Beach
was using- a one-Inch.
The planks arc supposed to be put down
by the foreman or the men do it them
selves. Witness has becu In the business
for eight years, and believed that there
was plenty of planking, but ho would
feel safer if there was a floor below.
This witness said that the men did a
good deal ot lilting, aud that there was
a good deal of slipping. On the buildings
on which he had worked, as the Library,
the Union building, and others, it was
the custom to have the flooring built up
under the men.
Mr. J. W. Kmsey stated his position to
be superintendent of the work under the
supervising architect ot the Treasury.
The superintendent lets out the various
contracts, Thorp & Bond being the con
tractors for the work in quesUon, and
is that there cannot be any dissatisfaction
cannot possibly be By this statement wee'a'tr
that no purchaser at this great ONE-THIRD
OTTIT sale can fail to be satisfied hot only sat
isfied, but pleased, delighted
"How so?" you ask. "" ""' " ' ' ' -"-Simply
because you can take your suit or
your trousers, or whatever you purchase, home
with you examine it carefully try it on show
it to your wife compare the price 'with those
asked by the other houses co'mp'are the material
do anything you can think of to test the bargain,
and then if you are dissatisfied
That's why there cannot be dissatisfaction in
any case, for your money is awaiting you if you
desire it back. It's unusual, we know, during a
special sale, to make such an offer, but it's our
business policy the policy that has built up our
enormous trade the policy we pin our faith to.
As the rebuilding progresses, and the confusion in
creases so seems the daily volume of business to increase.
Clearly the good news of ONE-THIRD OFF ANT gar
ment or suit in this great stock is spreading people arc talk
ingpeople arc buying.
Cor. 7th and
No Branch Store in This
prmfju-f " ii-i.rvvury.iw!r.-i;-i'i
they have a representative here in Wash
ington. Besides the superintendent there
are two government inspectors to see
that the work is properly done. Mr
Kinsey said that it the men had asked for
more scaffolding it would have beeu given
to them, and in some cabes that had been
The specifications require that tho ,
contractors shall furnish the scaffolding,
but there has been no request for more.
In the case of the death of Quill Uie ques
tion of more scalfolding had been raised,
but Quill had also used a one-inch plank.
The question then was of quality and not
quantity. Two-inch planks are the rule.
It was the general rule, and it was so
in his State (Ohio), that tho flooring
should lie built up under the men, and it
would 1)0 a good thing if the law prevailed
here. He had suggested that this be done
on tilts building. -
SUGGESTED IT TO AIKEN
"To whom?" said the coroner.
"To the supervising nrctltect, Mr. Wil
Ham Aiken, but he replied to me that he
did not think it advisable until the Toof
had been put on. I feel confident," said
Mr. Ktnsey. "that had complaint been
made to the present contractors that more
Ecarfolding was needed they would have
complied with the request." He thought
that if the request were made tho con
tractors would put In more scarfolding.
Elmer Wldrig is the foreman of the
Ironworkers, and testified that he had
been working on the building since tho
2Gth of last April. He had worked on such
buildings before. The matter of put
log in the scaffolding comes under the
supervision of his assist tt foreman. His
own duty is to go around and see the men
at work. He often cautions Uiem to be
"I feel perfectly safe myself on this
scaffolding, and if the men were not care
less they would be sare. My orders are
to lay down planks, and not one-Inch
He had made remarks that the build
lug up of the floors beneath the men would
be advisable, but had made no request or
complaint about it. He considered Beach
a careful man and good workman. One
inch plank, he said, was used about tho
building, but not in his gang.
KOT OBLIGED TO CARRY WEIGHTS.
Walctr Fisher had worked on tlio build
ing for about four weeks and had worked
on oUier government buildings. He con
sidered that there was plenty of planking
at the new post-office and every work
man is supposed to make himself secure. He
always made himself safe, but It would
undoubtedly be better to have the floor
ing built up underneath, as it was at the
new library and where ho had worked
in Philadelphia. The men were not ob
liged to carry weights on the scaffolds,
which would increase their danger. What
ever a workman wants is sent to him.
Tho heaviest Uilug lie uses being an eight
Daniel Benson, a workman of eight
years' experience, testified that he had
worked on Uie temporary post-office on
G street and on the new library and the
men made Uieir own scaffolds. He con
sidered a two-inch plank perfectly safe.
He had not heard the men complain about
After this testimony Uie Jury took the
case and returned the above verdict in
FOUR MOltE JIODIES POUND.
Ten Victims otthoBroad way Disaster
Have Been Recovered.
New York, Aug. 10. Four more bodies
were recovered to-day from the ruins of
the collapsed building at Third street and
West Broadway, swelling the list of known
victims of Thursday's disaster to ten.
The victims discovered to-day were:
James Grosso, John McGulre, Edward Han
ley, of Brooklyn. All three were workmen.
All day a large gang of workmen have
been overhauling the ruins, but they worked
with the greatest diificulty.
There was a disagreeable odor, and
officials of the board of health were
kept busy sprinkling the ruins with car
During the afternoon Joseph Guider,
contractor of the plaster work of the
wrecked building, was placed under arrest
by order of the coroner. He is charged with
It is now believed that It will be two
days before the wreckage can be entirely
gone over. There are yet six or seven
"Find the Latest In The" Evening
E Sts. N. W.
Reception to Newly Elected Offi
. cers of Columbia tJnron.
HOLDING A, sL0VE FEAST
Typographical Teniplo tho -Scene
Where ii 'niout-iWid or More Jolly
Printers Took n Xow Hold on Old
tiooods tj opuj ptlti 'Xiaojc hav
A- reception was tendered 'the1 reVOn'try
elected officers of 'Columbia Typographicdl-j
Unfoii No. 101 last night at Typographical
Speeches were made by the successful
and defeated candidates and they shook
hands over the banquet board. The great
est friendliness and good fellowship was
manifest between the late rivals and they
all pledged themselves to stand firm, shoul
der to shoulder, and present an unbroken
front to wahtcver foes might appear.
About 1,200 printers visited the temple
during the evening.
Long before 8 o'clock tho Typos began
to assemble ew when the apoolnted hour
&-ZQ. had ar-- ved, the sidewalks and sur--ouii'iing
squares were thick Willi meu.
Tii jit were theu put into line and marched
into Uie main hall of the building.
IN THE RECEPTION nALL.
There two long tallies were set full of
dainties delicacies and with an inexliaust
able supply of foam-laden drinkables.
Col. William Bailey, Uie big chairman
of the occasion, mounted a raised plat
form at the end of the room, and with a
great thick staff in hand declared the pur
poses for which the uuion was gathered
together on this happy occasion.
Then he commanded all to fall to, and they
fell. The way they ate and drank to the
health of the officers was a caution, and
if the custom is at all efficacious the chosen
few will never have a day's sickness so
long as life may last.
E .r and anon soino exuberant typo would
rend vhe air with some such remark as
"Double lead that," or "Give it a six
bank head." The reception committee,
haded by Brother Charles E. Miller, kept
tho brimming punch-bowl going and the
merry mugs flowing. It was a love-feast
in which those who, during the late cam
pain, were opponents, cemented a strong
fellowship for the year.
The music was supplied by the boys
themselves. John Purvis was the soloist
of the occasion, and after he had rendered
several selections any honey-voiced vocal
ist who was soylisposod -waltzed up close
to the piano and performed.
George N. Hcnscy, of the Bohemian
Comedy Company,, ,was present, and re
cited several elections with pleasing
The first speaker was E. B. Kelly, the
veteran printer and an editor on tho
Press, no was introduced by Chairman
Bailey. Mr. Kdlly said in part:
"Fellow craf tttucitt Ever since that fate
ful morn when the Ofcator said, 'live by the
sweat of thy brow," men have undertaken
various forms of employment. It was
sought to make labor profitable, and It
"was already honorable.-
"Circumstances rendered it necessary that
labor be divided Into crafts and it has
since prospered" and flourished. I know
of no other craft which it is such an honor
to belong to as the,Interati6ual Typograph
"Gentlemen, a greater than I has said
-'It is a condition, not a theory, that con
fronts us.' Our condition but a short while
ago was hungry, and we will compare
notes In a few. moments on our present
condition. In conclusion, lob me urge you
to keep up" the fight for unionism."
S. J. Trlplctl, who was defeated in-tho
race for the presidency, made a speech, in
which ho plcdsed his support lo President
Tracy, Other addresses were made by
Secretary F. H. Padgett, Ylce President
E. G. Farrell, Scargent-al-Arms R. 0.
Hardwicke, and Sanitary. Officer Frank.
The committee in charge or the rccep
tibn consisted ot William Hailey, chair
man; O. B. Miller, Fred Garrison, Edward
Patten, Thomas Bynum, William Leapher,
Joseph "Lenhardt," J. C. Roberts, and
Charles BasUau. .i
PRIOR IS WHITE
Gyole Corps of the National
Guard So Decides.
EETAINED AS A MEMBER
Idle Rumors, Set Afloat Some Time
,' Ago, Denounced hh Unworthy of
.Notice und Investigation Declared
Unnecessary und Useless Vulue
us Treasurer Highly Extolled.
The cycle corps of the National Guard,
at its meeting at the L street armory last
night, determined that its treasurer, George
H. Pryor, is a white man so far as has
been learned, end Hint lie be retained as
a much-abused member otthe corps.
The question was raised, as stated ex
clusively lu The Evening Times recently,
upon the grounds that .Mr. Pryor's motheris
employed in one of the departments, and
Js put down upon the pay-roll as colored.
Capt. Samuel H. "Wiggln presided at the
meeting, and after the routinefnatters had
been deposed of, Mr. Pryor retired from
" Lieut. Libbey made a brier statement ot
the facts In the case. He said several mem
bers of the corps iiad visited Mr. Prynr's
home and his mother and sisters are as
white as anybody. Mr. Pryor had shown
himself in every way a gentleman and
worthy of tho confidence and respect of
his comrades. When the question was
raibed he had come forward at once and
offered to resign rather than in any way
interfere with the success of the company.
WANTS TO KEEP HIM ANYWAY.
For one, said Lieut. Libbey, he was in
favorof retaining Mr. Pryor in thecompany
even if it could be proved that there was
some far off tinge of colored blood in
him, but if anybody felt otherwise now
was the time to speak. The matter was
up now once for all, and any who wanted
to object to the member's color must make
known bis objection or forever hold his
Sergt. Gibson said ho had called at
Pryor's home, and seen his mother and
sisters, and so far as he could see they
were white. Mr. Pryor was white, as
they all knew, and a clever gentleman.
He was a good deal whiter in his behavior
than some men who had been in the com
pany. Ho was In favor of retaining him
In the membership. Other members indi
cated their approval.
The only suggestion ot dissent heard was
when a member asked If the retention of
Mr. Pryor might not tend to prevent men
from Joining the corps. It was answered
that probably very few persons not di
rectly interested In the company had read
tho article further than to glance at the
hendliues. It was not probable that any
likely to prove useful would bo hindered
from Joining for such a cause.
. NO BLEMISH ON HIS REPUTATION.
Capt. Wlggin said Mr. Pryor had Joined
tho cycle corps nearly three years ago
under Capt. Crouch and so far as he knew
tho question of his color had never been
raised before. There was at Uie time he
Joined a recruiting committee, whose
business it was to investigate the eligibfllty
of gentlemen who were being considered
for niemberiliip. There was every rea
son to believe that these men had do'e their
duty faithfully and -had found Mr. Pryor
in every respect a proper person to become
associated with the members of the corps.
Mr. Pryor has always behaved so as to
deserve the respect of his. companions, and
he was in favorof dropping allinvestlgation
as to ills color. If anyone felt differently a
motion Tor the appointment of an in
vestigating committee was now in
order. Otherwise no one must ever raise
tlio question again.
After a ehort pause Lieut. Libbey made a
motion that the question be dropped, and
that Mr. Pryor be invited to return to the
room and informed of their action. This
was unanimously carried and Sergt. Gib
bon was requested to call Mr. Pryor.
When he camo in Capt. Wiggin said:
"We have decided Comrade Pryor, that
you are so valuable to the corps and we
want you with us to much that we will
drop the investigation entirely and invite
you to retain your membership."
With tins he extended his hand, which
was cordially grasped by the returning
member, while he expressed his thanks.
Then tho other members crowded around
and shook hands, while Mr. Pryor thanked
them for their good will.
The meeting closed after sundry routine
heads had been disposed of.
"Find tho Latest In The Evening
erry Sale I
w iTrice I
It's a wonderful Price.
Sack Suits single and
Frock Suits Cutaways,
&c well made handsome
ly trimmed; suits that are
marked and worth S10.S12,
and S15 but they are sum
mer weights and must go
no matter what the loss.
Men's Casslmere Pants.Sl.OO
Men's Serge Pants $1.25
Men's Corduroy Pants. .SI. 75
Knee Pants 16c
One lot Children's Knee
Cor. Ninth & E Sts.
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Hot Weather Snaps
calculated to tempt frugal buyers during1 Dull Times.
Summer Necessaries that become doubly necessary when
the price is seen. Prices that are made without regard to
profit bargain prices for bargain seekers bargains that
deserve the name.
HERE XHE ARE ! !
BARGAINS III HOLLIHERT
The most wonderful
Millinery Item we have
$3, $2.50 and $2 AQn
Trimmed Hats at uu
Beautifully trimmed .Hats, all
styles and shapes one tableful
unly exquisite, trimmings ot all
kinds of llowors rosea, pinks, ge
raniums, chrysanthemums, etc.,
etc. laces and Aigrettes.
$1.00 Gloria Umbrellas, 49c.
Ono lot flno Gloria Umbrellas,
full W-inch, natural bandies und
sticks, fully worth cua doilar,e.aclu
lust to tempt you wo will oCor Q n
them at tJOU
lie All Kinds.
Splendid values in pure Silk Rib
bon, nil colors, liRtit and dark
shades, plain and lancr effects,
to 5 inches in width. This Is an I I
unusual price Indeed :. lib
812-814 7th St.
WOMEN TO BECOME KHIGHTS
Laundry Girls' Union Effected by
Master Workman Simmons.
Clsttrinnfcrs Protest Against "Sweat
shop" Cisarh Bakers Want Their
Holiday on Labor Day.
The first union of working-women ever
formed in "Washington, or perhaps in any
state south of Ohio, was provided for on
Friday evening, at Society Temple. The
organization of the laundry girls, which
was agitated in The Times at the time ot
the America-Cliiuese laundry war, to all
appearances had gone by the board. These
young :women -were; however, merely tak
ing counsel and agreed to meet represent
atives of Uie Knights of Labor on Friday
There were between fifty and sixty of
these enterprising young; people in attend
ance with them being a few young men
engaged In the same business who are
anxious to follow Uie lead of their energetic
Masfr "Workman Simmons, District As
sembly 66, K. of L-, was present and with
hint tbe District organizer who has done
very effective work towards forming this
association. The girls were quite en
tliusiasticalthough theyhave notyetleamed
to make spee-ches or motions and elect of
ficers. They have learned the truth ot the
axiom at last that iif union tb"re is strength.
ilr. Simmons addressed the meeting at
some length, first on the general subject ot
organized labor, and then of the benefits
to be derived from an association of the
character just formed. He expressed the
pleasure the movement on the part of the
young women had given him and assured
them that they would be heartily welcomed
into the rauk3 of the Knights of Labor.
It has been thought advisable to permit
the young men in the business to be en
rolled with the ladies until other arrange
ments can be effected. After receiving
instructions as to the application for
charter and other preliminary necessary
points, the laundry -workers adjourned to
meet again next week. The union will
paobably be given the name of the Laundry
-Workers' Assembly, K. of L, The glrU,
if they have done nothing else, have shown
the world that a lady can be a knight.
At the regular meeting ortheCigarraakers'
Uuion, Ko. 110, held last evening at Xo.
737 Seventh street northwest, the question
of jobbers handling "sweat" shop cigars to
the detriment ot union labor was thorougnly
No decided action was taken further than
imposing an assessment ot twenty-five cents
on each member for the purpose of agi
tating tho union labor question.
It was expected that by this time all
the boss cigarmakers iu the city woohl have
joined the union but as there are still a
few on the outside, a resolution was passed
ordering that the delinquents be notified
to show cause whey they have not become
A committee of one from the Eccentric
Engineers was present to ask that Union,
"o. 110, join the Engineers to promote the
success of the excursion to be given to
Marshall Hall on Labor Day for the benefit
of the widows of Davis and Phillips, the
cornice workers, who were killed June
17 by falling from a scaffold. The com
mittee are also instructed to request the
managers ot the Marshall Hall grounds
and steamers that none but union made
cigars be sold either on the steamer or
grounds that day.
A committee was also appointed to act
In conjunction with a similar one from
the Barbers' Assembly to see thatonlyunlon
made cigars are placed on sale in the
barber shops in the city.
A pros3 committee consisting ot the
president, recording secretary and finan
cial secretary was appointed. Any one
other than these giving out news will be
liable to a fine of SI fur each offense.
Bakers' and Confectioners' Union No.
118, met last evening at Mannerchor Hall,
No S27 Seveuth street northwest.
After the routine business was. disposed
s Skin Food
your face beautiful.
MERTZ'S MODERN PHARMACY.
Special Low Prices.
$1.25 Percale Wrappers, 69c
One lot of Colored Percale 'Wrap
per, Wattenu back, pointed bre
telles over shoulder In pretty de
signs, light biue. lavender, pink,
tan. Usually soid at J1.25. Will PQn
$1.9S, $2.25 and $2.50 Wrap
pers, only $1.25.
All Percalo and Lawn Wrappers,
some with wide sailor collars,
trimmed with ruffles, others with
pointed ruffles, very large sleeves,
handsome shades of light blue,
lavender, pink, that arc. marked
St 93. SiS3 and 2.50, will be (T I O C
soid for. .pl.ZO
31c. Ladies' Aprons, 16c.
25 dozen Ladles' India Lines
Aprons, wide hem, tucks above,
wide strings, that bell for 31c, will IP.
be sold for. 0u
39c Ladies' Dark Shirts, 19c.
Striped domet Skirts, in bright
colors, that sold for fflc, will be in.
sold for. JOG
715 Market Space.
may be needed.
Sight no?, in the quiet season,
is the right time to be looking
around and buying: them House
furnishings, bedroom china sets,
granite ware, gas stoves, all these
we keen and sell very lo-w indeed
very, -vary low.
Or perhaps a small table a hat
rack a clock a lamp a folding:
bed a refrigerator may be nec
essary to make your house guita
"When ycu've nothing t do take
a walk through oar store.
Ii 4-15 7th St. N. W.
of the propositon of the Eos3 Bakers,
to work at 6 p. m. on Labor Day in order
that the journeymen bakers should return
tliat the public may be served wlih. fresh
bread on the following day, was con
sidered. This to the Journeymen seems to b a
very unfair proposition. They claim that
it is not a question ot fresh or state bread
but whether or not they s bo a Id enjoy one
full holiday during each year. It is the
only day they ask tor ami they say they
are entitled to it because it is a national
As far as the public eating- stale bread
is concerned, the Jotirneyraen eay it eats
stale bread every Sunday in the year, some
of whica is thirty-six boars old.
A committee of three was appelated
to confer with tie K. of L. and m&ke final
arrangements for the organization's par
ticipation in tbe Labor Day p&rade. Tae
uniform selected will connst of wbitestoirtes,
caps, and belts, and black trooeers.
The members will be furnished with t&sir
uniforms at a special motiag: to be beld
CAMl'OS VBUY ILL.
Rumor That Ho Is too Sick to iTovo
Key West, Fia., Auff. 10. Tho Herald
of this city published a telegram, dated
Havana, Augnst 10,ttatirg that Martinez
Campos left Havana to-day on beard the
steamer Yillaverde for ManaaaiHo.
Passengers by tho Alatcottc to-ntgbt
state that te steamer TiUaverde wad in
the harbor of Havana at 12 o'ctaek to-day
and that it is rumored in tbe city that
Martinez Campos is too sick turaove.
Prominent police officials In Havana state
that matters look gloomy for the Spaniards.
The insurgents are gaining ground every
"Fiud the Latest In The Evonlnjr
Bnr-Klar Got a Revolver.
The' residence of Mr. T. Glover, ot No.
200 D street northwest, was visited by a
sneak thief at 9:30 o'clock last night.
The fellow got in by the front door whicU
was open and went up stairs: Then he
found his way into a bedroom where he
pried open a trunk and emptied its contents
on the floor preparatory to carrying away
what he wanted.
Theapproach of some member of taefam
lly frightened him off. He got nothinac
but a bull-dog revolver.
"Find the LuteJt In Tlie Evenlujj: