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THE MORNING TI3IES, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER U3, 1895.
"Ti iv -
out of ten who buy a Fall Overcoat want a Cov
ert. We have them at all prices, beginning at Ten
Dollars, for a handsome one in tan or gray covert
cloth, lap seams, silk sleeves and Italian body lining, cut
34 inches long, and as perfect "fitting as the best tailors'
productions. Their equal is quoted as a special drive at
12 and $12.50 elsewhere. Other grades at $12, $15, $20,
Other lengths in a big variety of styles, fabrics, and
colors, at all prices from $ 1 O to $35, and all worth
their price, too..
Need heavier Underwear? Then see our Fleece
Health Brand. If you fully examine its good points,
you'll wear no other. We're sole agents for Washington,
and carry a full line of all sizes in all grades for Men,
Women and Children.
Robinson, Chery & Co
12th and F Sts.,
Your Fall Suit or Over
coat? We are showing
some beauties just the
latest. Prices? Well,
they're about half what
Our Men's Suits at I IVE HOLLARS,
lrile or double breasted, arc positively
tbe best values vie hate ever offered.
Our Men's S7.50 amt SI 0 Suits are ele
gant Drcsi Suits strictly all wool and
guaranteed in every respect.
A Tery full and complete line of fine Boys'
nd Children's Clothing at Trices that are ab
solutely and positively the lowest priced la the
Remember that every gar
ment sold by us is guaranteed
and money is always re
funded in any case of dissatis
faction. A personal inspection is cor
dially invitedyou need not
HEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE,
311 7th St. N. W.
wear so much
better than the
other kind they
don't get shabby
looking before they
are half worn out
besides, the satis
faction of knowing
you are better
dressed than the
other fellow gives
you a comfortable
feeling of supe
riority. All our ready
made suits have a
A Solid Oat Chiffonier, five laree drawers,
square, oral or tound beveled French plate
nlrror, well made and polish finish. SPECIAL
PRICE TMS WEEK-
Other styles In Oak, Kirch and Mahogany,
With and n itbout mirrors
and upwards. CASH OR CREDIT.
FURKITURE AHD CARPET CO.
N.Y.Ave, bet 13th and 1 4th sts.
jkf gncv ' lbrated Columbia ViUtt.
729 Seventh st. nw.
Are selling r
two lb. packages of
for Seven Cents.
will buy s bis lot of FUItNI
TUKK CAHPETS MAT
TlNUS D RA P K It 1 K K
STOVES and everything
else that coes to furnish a
house because we hate put
House & Herrmann
917. 919, 921 and 923
636 Mass. Ave.
have taken the men by
storm. The suit we are sell
ing at this price is as well
made and as well-fitting as
any $10 suit in the city. We
say so, and wc say what is
absolutory a fact every suit
GARNER & CO., Outfitter
N. E. Cor. 7th and II Sts. N.W.
614 Ninth St N. W.
Special One-Day Sale.
New assortment of Spec
tacles and Ej'e Glasses;
worth SOc all eyes suited
0 Q ft ja Elegant Ladies'
JjHL "Wrapper, ruffle around
yoke, waist lined; actual
value $1.50 only 39c
Our Elegant Black
lined all through, tai-
lor made; worth $3
500 Good Double Blank
ets, extra heavy; worth
$2 only 89c
514 Ninth St. N. W.
liITf I C? By steam Driller.
LSI 1UUU 308Tontn St. nw.
Probable That Excise Law Will
Be Amended to Include Them.
INEQUALITY POINTED OUT
Kxcihi' Ilouril 1V1I1 Hold Night Sen
slims After Xovember I to Con
Killer Application-, for I.lceiwe.
Farmers May employ Clerku ut
The excise board has received for the
month of October a total of 200 applica
tions for retail liquor license. This Is
about equal to the number filed for the
same period last jear. The applicants
for wholesale license to date number 36.
Each of the applications will receive con
sideration in turn, according to the number
given It upon the dale of its receipt by the
The board expects to hold nteht sessions,
beginning with November 1, and the papers
will be passed upon as rapidly as possible.
In all cases where objections worthy r the
board's consideration are filed the papers
will b? held, as usual, and au Investigation
made of all charges.
CONTESTS WILL. BE FEW.
There Is a prospect that but few con
tests will be made. The rigid adherence, to
the law aud the regulations now being en
Joined by the board will have the effect
of preventing llio-e not qualified, or against
whom legal objection can be urged, from
There will probably be but small dimi
nution. If any, in the number of saloons.
There are those who will fall to obtain
removals, but these will be made up in
the total by the number of new applicants.
It Is among the strong pnitmhtntlcs that
new legislation will be (ought from the
next Congress to carry out the suggestions
of the assessor respecting clubs ami agents
of brewers ami distillers. An amendment
bringing these classes within the license
law will doubtless be presented.
an application made through S. C. Mills
that farmers, truckers, and fruit venders
attending the markets may employ persons
to aid them In the sales of their own prod
ucts, provided the employes nre Interested
as agents or salesmen only. In such cases
the parlies assisting are permitted to per
form such duties as may be prescribed by
the principals. This decision Is based upon
an opinion rendered by the attorney.
GUARDS FOI! THE MONUMENT.
Six additional privates have been ap
pointed on lb"' police force Tor duty at the
Washington Monument. The appointees
are F M. Ptronherger, F C. Groves, C. T.
Torrey, James C Thomas, James 11. Evans,
aud C 11. F Iteintzel.
Steam engineer's license of the second
class was granted jesterday to 1'eter Peter
sen and Julius Elsenbelss, n-spectlvely.
The proprietor of the Harrison Flats, at
the corner of Third ami G streets, lias made
application to the excise board for n bar
license, under the clause of the law that
applies to hotels. The Issuance of the
license Is being contested upon the grounds
that the applicant has not secured a major
ity of the adjacent residents to Indorse Mm.
The case has been set for a hearing on
The contract for the construction of a
school building at Chlllum Castle Manor,
near the Soldiers" Home, was awarded yes
terday to ravarinl & Greer, upon their bid
Gen. Tlioinns, U. S. A., Thtnfcs It
Should Walt for More Territory.
Gen. Henry G. Thomas, U. S. A., re
tired, has been a guest at the Ebbltt for
several days. Thegeneral lsnowlocatedln
Oklahoma Territory, engaged In banking
and other enterprises. He is really a
"rara avis" In military circles, so far as
the retired list Is concerned, for although
almost the entire eriod of active service
since the close of the war has been spent
on the plain:, no sooner was he free to
Belect an abidlnr place as a retired officer,
than he located In the -'wild and woolly"
to grow up with the country.
Gen. Thomas says that one of the dangers
overshadowing the new territory is the per
sistent agitation of many citizens, with
jnlltical aspirations, of the scheme to
secure Statehood at the earliest possible
The more con'ervatlve people are, he
(ays, in favor of v ailing until the remak
ing portion of the Indian Territory can be
absorbed by Oklahoma, and then ask for
admhslon as a State.
With thit element Gen. Thomas has taken
a decided ttnnd, and during his stay of
several months in the East has publicly ad
vocated this policy.
Some of the New England papers have
declared that Gen. Thomas is laying the
wires to be the leader of this movement.
In order to i ecu re the nomination for United
States Senator, when the State Is ad
mitted It would be a unlcue tltuation in
American politics for a retired officer of
the Regular Army to come to CoDgrets.
NEED FOlt CONDEMNATION.
EvmiEelMl'otter I'reaelicd n Stlrrlnjr
Sermon On It at llumlliip.
Evangelist Fotter was. possibly, never
more eloquent and persuasive than "last
evening, when at Hamliue M. E. Church
he appealed to the masses to come forth
and publicly confess Christ.
The auditorium of the church was
crowded to Its nrmost capacity, and
when the appeal was made the whole
congregation, young and, old, seemed to
Mr. Potter took his text from John
zlx:3: "And this Is the condemnation."
He considered the subject under two
separate heads; first, the existence of
condemnation; and second, the cause for
Its existence, and finally the way to
Daring the evening Frof. Miller ren
dered sevecrU-vocal selections.
The subject for this evening will be:
"The highest authority for the existence
CHANGED HIS CONVEYANCE.
Bill Knox Tolls His Experience at a"
A rousing revival service was Held In
the open air last night in front of the Ana
costla M. E. Church, Rev. M. E. Lauren,
Bill Knox told the story of his con
version, and said formerly he was in the
habit of riding in tlie police patrol wagon
and "black marla," but now he rides in
the gospel wagon of the Central Union
Addresses were delivered by H. A. Linger,
superintendant of the Suuday School; Eev.
A. G. Harrison, the phenomenal revivalist,
and others. There were scleral conver
sions and many seekers.
Mayer & Pettit
We furnish your house
complete from cellar to
garret oh credit;
A very "taking"
different materials large mandolin
sleeres godet back perfectly made ex
tremely stylish-refiular prlco Is C 00 P Q QO
Ourprico only. 40ij0
734-736 7th N. W.
Bet. G and H Streets.
127,000 worth of tho finest Ready
to-wear doming for Men and
Hoys. Here's your chance to
"root 'em out" at less than any
manufacturer on earth can pro-
Men's 07 Cfl
Kerseys Cheviots, Chinchillas.
Serges, Cnsslnieres and Russian
ltoughH fli Mur. niack. ISrowu,
Gray, Old Gold anil Oxfonl Mix
tures. .Many silt lined to the very
islges. Some have silk racings
and (J i eves Until. Others double
wrap Ilall.in body lining and silk
or Milin slieve lining. S7.CU buys
Men's Fine 00 70
Many, only one of a kind. Some
two or three. Regular S4, ?5 and
S: grade. CruslitDgly cheap at this
ridiculously low price of $2.78.
All wool. Neat, dark mixture.
Perfect Ml. Every man should si-e
them. They're the mtt wonderful
bargains we've-evcr offered. Truly
a picnlo for youum-nat 5U.48.
The "boss" of them all. "Boss"
Is the word for these superb Double
Bre.isted Suits for the plcuio price
10 I'Elt CENT CLOTHING HOUSE.
t y-y rn sr.
m M. Saturdays "til 11- . T
DEATH OF MRS. I.. M. TAYI.OIt.
Her Jtenmlns to Bo Tnken to Her
Indliiuu, Home for Interment.
Mrs. LIvohia Morse Taylor, wife of
Thomas 8. Taylor, of the I'ostofflce De
partment, and daughter of the late Emory
and Emily L. Morse, of Lima, Ind., died
at her home in this city Monday evening
after a lineerlngillness.
Mrs. Taylor, shortly after hex arrival
here In 1873, united with the First Pres
byterian Church, and up to her last illness
was an earnest and consistent- worker of
that denomination, also a member of the
Woman's Belief Corps, of Bumslde l'ost,
g. a. n.
Besides a large circle of friends In this
city and her native home, she leaves, two
sisters, Mrs. H. A. Sweet, of Ann Arbor,
and Mrs. Monroe Evans, of Bturgi?,, Mich.
The funeral will take place from her late
home, 230G L street nortliwcst, to-day, and
her remains taken to South Eend, Ind., for
SOFT PLATES THE BEST.
Ordnnnee Official- Conducted Coni-
pnrntlve Tests nt Indian Head.
An Important test, experimental in na
ture, was made at the naval proving
ground, Indian Head, Maryland, Mon
day by the ordnance bureau, to determine
the relative value of surface-Jiardcned
protective deck plates and the soft or
annealed plate now In use.
Shots were fired from an eight-Inch
gun with a velocity of 1,750 feet per sec
ond, at an angle of ten degrees. The test
established the superiority of tlie plate
now In use. The face hardened, double
forged plate was penetrated and cracked
badly, while the soft plate was simply
indented, and It was found had deflected
the ball. Instead of'-permltting penetra
tion. JinS. WALLT3B IS ILL.
Her Trip nnd Tronbles Have Pro--
trntetf the, Ex-Consul's 'Wife.
E. 'Woodford, who assisted Mrs. John L.
arrest and conviction, allied at tlie State
Department yesterday nnd had a talk about
tlie Waller case wiai Acting Secretary TJhl.
Mrs. Waller's failure to call on Secretary
Olnev vestcrday. as arranged, was due to
illness. She -nill not -visit the State De
jiartment until Mr. Olncy's return from
Boston, late in tne wees.
Mayer & Petitt 1
never sold a
at the price.
A CORK SOLE CALF BALMORAL,
And this shoe should
be $3.50 or $4.00. Its
quality and style lifts
it high above what has
never been sold at a
similar price. We never
have seen better value
never at $2.90.
Open until 8. QQQ Pa Aim
Saturday. 10:30. 033 rfl.HlB
Private department for cleaning
l.aulcs noes rrco.
WILL DISCUSS RAILROADS
Board of Trade to Hold an Import
ant Meeting on Friday.
Grmle CroRlnKx, Terminal, Trans
portation mid Kindred Subjects,
to Be Considered.
Invitations were .. received yesterday by
its members to attend a meeting of the
Board of Trade, to bo held on Frlday
evemng at Wlllard Hall. The object of
the meeting, as stated In the call, is to
consider the subject of "steam railroads,
the necessity for Increased freight and
terminal facilities In order to keep pace
with the growth and progress of the city
and the matter of grade crossings."
Addresses will be delivered by Mr.
Frank Uume, the chairman of the railroad
committte, and other competent fjieakers.
The position of the Board or Trade on
these matters, as expressed by the presi
dent. Is as follows:
First. The speedy elevation or de
pression of steam railroad tracks within
tin.' District of Columbia to a safe dis
tance aboie or below the grades of the
streets and thoroughfares along which
Second. The discontinuance and refusal
of ail such privileges us tend to create and
permit inoiioolies in sltam railway tran
sit and traffic.
Thiol. The entrance Into the District
of Columbia of all legitimate railway en
terprises under conditions ' positive of
common benefits, burdens and obliga
tions. Fourth. The encouragement by means of
existing and Increasing railway facilities
of manufactures within the District, of
The location of a union passenger
Tlie discussion will not unlikely take
In the Baltimore awl Ohio passenger sta
tion, of which President Warner said In
his report oil the subject:
"Our railroads should be compelled to
provide proper terminal facilities, both
for freight and passengers. The Baltimore'
and Ohio KaiIro.nl Company has a station
which is a coustaul advertisement of a
wnnt of enterprise on tlie part or Hie cor
poration, as it is a positive disgrace to
the Capital of the nation.
"Its facilities are an annoyance to the
traveling public, w ho are compelled to pa
tronize It.- Such a condition of things
would not be tolerated in any other city,
where loriwraUun can lie speedily reached
by municipal legislation "
The matter of grade croisings on the
Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads
will be lib cussed, and it ;s not imprubable
that the quit lion of proper Jlagclng of
crossings In Hie clly Tthere electric lines
and other Mreet railroads Intersect will
alto be handled The necessity for this has
recently been referred to by The Times
with tpeciflc cases on which suggestion
to.the compauiet should be made.
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad cro' sings
area matter of much Intern t to the N'orth
eatt citizens and the citizens of South
WaUiington will be much intertsted In the
dhcnsslon of the crossings 111 their section
of tlie city.
The coming meeting will lie one of great
local lulcrett nnd it is cxrrcted that the
.board will pais some slorng resolutions
It It anticipated that the meeting will be
Emertniiitiii; Lecture Del Ivr-red BeTorH
till" UnlversHlUt Club.
The Church of Our Father, corner of
Thirteenth and L streets, was Tvell filled
last night by an attentive and apprctlalivc
audience, who for two hours were highly
entertained by Dr. C. F. Caldwell with au
Ill.istrated lecture on "Plymouth and the
The lecture Is one of a series to be given
by the Universalist Club, of which Dr.
Itogers is president; II. E. Williams, secre
tary; Miss Elizabeth Hills, treasurer.
Among the others to be given are "An
evening wttfl the poets," by John Twee-
dale; "The history or church music," by
John Hyde, and an Illustrated lecture by
John Clum, of California.
During the season Dr Kogers will also
entertain the club, the object of which is
to promote their moral. Intellectual, and
social weirare, with lectures on Oxford,
Holland, and Edinburgh.
The lecture of 11 f. Caldwell was a review
of the exodus of the Pilgrims, their arrival
at Plymouth, the vicissitudes and mis
fortunes through whkh they parsed, and
Plymouth of to-day.
GEN. EWLVG STHICKEX.
Fainted In the Supreme Court an His
Fnttier Did Years Ago.
Qen. Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, the dis
tinguished lawyer and physician, was physi
cally prostrated In the Supreme Court ot
the United States yesterday afternoon,
while arguing the case of the Farmers'
Loan and Trust Company or New York vs.
the Chicago, Portage and Superior Rail
He bad not been well for several days,
and the strain Imposed by the exertion or
speaking was too great. Remedies were
applied, and In a short time he was so far
recovered that, accompanied by Mrs. Ewing,
be was driven to his hotel.
It was noted as a singular coincidence
by Mr. Justice Field and some ot the older
attaches of thecourt that Gen. Ewing should
have been overcome almost In the saracspot
and under the same circumstances as his
father, the venerable Thomas Ewing, sr.,
on the 22d of October, 18G9-.
STIICET VEN-DEHS PULLED.
No. 1 Station Blotter Filled with Un
Policemen Byer and Cowne, of No. 1,
filled the nation blotter with unpronounc
ablc names last night. They made a raid
on the put li-cart vcnders,who do business In
the vicinity of Seventh street and Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest.
The following were charged with ob
ttructlng the streets: Paul Xlppoynopulay,
a Greek; Peter Chamlerlasding, a fellow
countryman: George Jancltz, a native of
.Sicily; Toney Ghio, a middle-aged Italian,
and James Oust, an Arabian. All left
collateral for their appearance In court,
except Toney Ghio, who was. locked up.
Cn.pt. Clapp's New Detail.
The President has designated Capt.
William H. Clapp, Sixteenth- Infantry,
as acting Indian agent at Pine Ridge, S.D.,
relieving Capt. Penny, the present agent
Lat that place. Capt. Clapp has been in this
city for several days conferring with the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and will
leave at once for bis new station.
Board of Children's Guardians
Submits Its Annua! Report.
ESTIMATES MADE FOR 1897
Expense Incurred for the Maintenance
of Two CliiB-erf of Jueniles Flve
alxttis of tlie Totul .Number Are
Colored Sepuruto Fund Asked for
. The board of children's guardians has
submitted to Col. John B. Tracey, super
intendent or cliaritles, Its report Tor the
yejr ending June 30, lh05, together with
an estimate or the appropriation required
for 1607. Tlie report was placed before
tlie Commissioners yesterday.
The board shows that all the money ap
propriated for salaries and of f Ice expenses
last year was expended, and that the regular
appropriation for tare ot children was
?13,OUO, to which was added a deficiency
of $3,000. This jmount, less 11 cents,
was exhausted atso. In the care or feeble
minded children in the Pennsylvania and
Virginia training schools, respectively,
SJ.31lU.89 were expended and for main
tenance or children ifoVfeeljre-miiMied, ex
"pendlturcs were made as rollows:
In District Institutions, $5,543; in other
Institutions, $027.73; in private homes,
$5,168.52: fur clothing, $G28.12; medi
cal care, $329.80.
The sum of $1,009.28 remains due to the
Pennsjlvanla Training School, for the last
two guarters of the year. A further de
ficiency appropriation is needed.
Feeble-minded children were maintained
at a cost of $5,099.14, or 02.91 cents per
RATES PAID PER MONTH.
The rates paid to the Institutions gen
erally for maintenance of wards of the'
board were $10 per month, but owing to
the Inadequacy of the appropriation the
rales were reduced in most cases to 8
per month from October 1 , 1894.
It was not found practicable to reduce
the rate at the Industrial Home School,
that institution claiming that its special
character made the cost of maintenance
The estimates for 1897 for administrative
purposes amount to $4,790.
"The present agent," the officers say,
"was engaged at a salary of $1,800 per
annum. For the fiscal years 1895 aud 1890
the board has been rorced to violate an
Implied agreement to continue this salary
by limitations placed upon it by the appro
priation acts ror those years."
The boanl unanimously urges the restora
tion of the salary to the original Dgure,
since to place the work In Inexperienced
hands would be detrimental
The maximum amount ot $2,400 rer year
for two agents is insufficient, the board
sa'ys. and an Increase Is therefore solicited.
"As the number ot children In free
homes increases," the board suggests,
"the expense or loeklrg after them .must,
of course, also Increase." Should the
number increase next jenr as in the past
year, "the average number to be super
vised during 1897 will be over 300," nnd
a larger amount for this work is asked for.
"Tne total amount asked for admin
istrative expenes Tor 1697, wheu appor
tioned to tlie estimated number subject
to supervision, shows a per capita of
"Theecouoniy In expendlturerormaintcn
anceot children, w.ilca would besecured by
making it ossib!e for the asetit to secure
more free homes, as well as by the l)elter
ment In the quality of the homes by en
abling the agent to seek homes rather than
wait to haveappllcations for children made
to the office, bom argue In favor or an ade
quate appropriation for administrative
ot children for 1897 aggregates $18,350.
The Item Includes medicines and medical at
tendance. "Children are passing through the hands
of the board Into free homes at the rate
practically ot 100 per yeir. It Is necessary
to give such children ia outfit of clothing.
The average age of the children thus Fent
to free homes Is ten years."
For the care of feeble-minded children,
$7,373 in asked, or anaverjgeof $225for
"There are feeble minded children now
at the almshouse, tor whom dirrercnt pro
visions should be made. A number or
cases require asylum care. K all new
cases are hereafter refused up to the end
of the fiscal year 1896 the expenditures
will reaih $5,800."
The Superintendent of Charities and the
Commissioners are urged to recommend
that a separate appropriation be made tor
NUMBER OF THE UNFORTUNATE
"Three hundred and seven children Were
reported as lieing In such condition as made
It necessary to provide for them at public
expense or place them under the protection
ot public authority. Seven were pending
at the lieginniogof the year and nine at the
close, leaving 305 invcstlgatcd'daring the
"Fifty eight ot a total ot eighty-nine
recommended were committed to the care
ottheboard. Mostot those whose commit
ments were refused by the courts were cases
In which It was sought to take children
from parents alleged to be drunken and
Upon this phase, the boanl says: "A man
may be a notorious drunkanland a whole
commjnlty perfectly certain that It Is
positively dangerous to allow him to re
tain control of his children, but once you
bring him into court, having given him over
night in which to become solier, the very
persons who complained of his inhuman
treatment ot his family will sometimes Join
In pleading with the court to let nun ofr.
"Applications were investigated on be
half of 142 children who clearly had no
equitable claim upon tlie people ot the
District tor support.
"Twenty-rive or these were known to be
recent arrivals scut here tor the purpose
or partlcipjtiou In the benefits here pro
vided, and In many other cases enough was
learned to raise a strong presumption of
similar- motives- Most or these are in
cluded In the number reported as with
drawn. "We are unable to find any tiling In
the published statistics of the District
which will serve as a guide in determining
bow much greater Is the dtath rate among
the Infant wards of the board than among
children of like age residing with their
own parents. The significant things to be
considered, when regarding the percentages,
are that rive-slxths of the children here re
ported upon nre colored; that In the Dis
trict Uiere is a difference of eleven years
between the average duration of tlie lire
or white and colored people, in ravor or the
white, and that forty-five per cent of
the deaths under one year of age are or
the colored; one-third or the population."
The report Is signed by Simon Won", presi
dent; nod B. I'lekman Mann, secretary.
For this Week only
The very latest in Derbys,
The Bell Xrown,
Sold everywhere else at $3.50.
H. FKIEDLANDER & BRO.,
Cor. 9th and E Sts. N. W.
Allsizrs all prices all qualities
that are UfLIALLE-for Ladles,
Jlen apd Children.
Wm. HahnX Go.'s
RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES.
1014-191 a Pa. Ave. N-W.
233 Pa. Ave. S E.
i ing with gj
H your pi
Bread and f
S Butter. H
fej Teat's what you're doine wfcea i
rw yon use the flour yonr grocer j
assures yon is as good as Pills- ;
EM burv's. There's bat one place !
to for the best of it3 class to stand 1
ra and that's at the head. A:d j
2 in the question of flour super
iority at the head stands
Pillsbury's Washburn Mills,)
J. 11. 1VIUBU, AgBDl.
-.1G 10th street
Think JudgL- Kimball Did Wrong la
Fliiinir Officer McDonald.
There Is much dissatisfaction In the
police department at tLe action ot Judge
Kimball in fining Policeman McDonald,
of the Sixth precinct, jesterday on the
charge or assaulting Richard Contee, col
ored, who had been arrested by the officer
for disorderly conduct in Wnslungtonstreet.
It was shown that Contee attempted to
bite the officer, after resisting arrest,
nnd tried to trip McDonald and throw him
to tlie pavement.
The thirteen witnesses against the po
liceman were all colored residents or Wash
ington street and neighbors of the ac
cused. Contee is known as a "police
killer," and has been arrested before.
Arrests In the above street have been dif
ficult, owing to the fact that tlie prison
ers can always secure a large number of
witnesses, while the policeman orten has
to depend solely upon his own individual
The man who swore out the warrant
against the policeman, James E. Williams,
lias a police record. He was arrested
February 2, ISO.'., ror maintaining
gambling resort. The fact that Contee
was sent to the workhouse lor the oWensa
Tor whkh Patrolman McDonald arrested
him Is, the police say, sufficient evidence
that he was struck a slight blow Justi
fiably by the oficer. His wound was so
slight that It did not require dressing al
the bands of a surgeon.
Mitlul for His Swim.
The President has directed the War Do
partment to award a medal of honor to
Wesley J. Powers, private Company F,
147th Illinois Volunteers, for distinguished
gallantry In action at Oostananla River
Georgia, April 3, 18C5. On this dat
Powers voluntarily swam the river and
brought across a ferryboat under fceavj
fire of the enemy.
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