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THE .MOUNTING TIMES. TJIUItSDAT, NOVEMBER 7, 189.",
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i2d near M.
Ouratockol Oriental Bucs has
nofa duplicate hereabouts, sua
New York Itself can't rival th
-prices we're asking now.
White and Brass Beds
have contributed a big item
in our overstocked sale. The
demand for them at the pri
ces we're asking could never
have been met with a smaller
stock. Our special easy de
tachable beds malie the neat
est, prettiest, as well as the
easiest beds to handle, ever
S10 White Xnarnel ana Brass
Sylmmed Bed. -will! S4 -woven
Vlre spring attached, 3 feet
SlO.TosIze 3 ft. C In.-wldc. S7.95
Sll.r.O size 4 feet wide.. .. S8.4B
$12.00 size 4 ft. 6 In. -wide.. 5B.9D
3 patterns of Enamel I run Beds,
the best values In ihe -world,
livery inch of the bed and mat
tress frame Js enameled, nnd
they're as near all iron -as a. bed
can be constructed. We par
chased a big lot of -00 beds for
this sale, and shall offer you the
roost desirable stock at less than
the actual market value.
'I want to he tho Jeweler tflro
comes into your mind: -flrst."
"SEE tiA VISON
About Wedding Gifts,
, Gold Ware,
1105 F Street N.TV.
ESTABLISHED JULY, 1879.
en, and all
of them agree that we do the
best kind of work.
TOLMAH -STEAM LAUNDRY,
Sixth and C Sts. N. W.
tricity is acheaper, bet- $
ter, safer, and mare re-
liable power" iban SS
steam? It makes a bet-
terliglit, too betterior
stores, better for offices.
It Is as far ahead of gasas the
medexn electric locomotive la
ahead of tho old stage coach. We
furnish power only. Telephone
us to turn it on. ??
U. S. Electric LlBhtlnrjCo.. i
213 14-th Street? 'Phone 77. g
Toairtll And It n. ood laundrjin
erry respect; Completely equipped
with theiatest Improrsd an aniln ery,
ncdTnn?y tho host class of -ork-
Capital Steam Laundry,
Tcligis. 52 8th St. N.W.
Is the cheapest of all luels. for !t
ignites culcUy mates a roaring hot
.Ore and lasts loLcesL This is of
tho best Quality. 6c and Be IrusheL
40 bu. Cuncrushed), S2.90
40 bu. (crushed) . $3.70
413 lOth St.
Our October Bales wora lacr
than those in anjona moiitlilor
the past two year.
We have a few
Second-hand Pianos that ire are almost Trillin
To give away,
bfcau wezauAiiavflrocnifaroar fine stock
of new inslruuianiacttinla; in.
WEKEEPrvi:ilITJ3I.G IN TJLEiiCBIC LIXE
OpenliomSa. m, toGp m.
SANDERS & STAYMAN.
34- F St. N. W.
Frn;CY B.rOSTXll, 'Manager,
JStltlmore Stc, 1iS. Charles Street
Wli fi?J 1 V A
' jj '
jl TRY '
IHllli; ITTK RESULTS
Bradley Elected in Kentucky by
Over 15,000 Majority.
CARRIED THE LEGISLATURE
Possible .Majority at Five Means
the Defeat of HtacHinrii-Maryland
Itopubllcnns llno u Mujorlty of
13 ou ii Joint Ilallot New From
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 0. Chairman
Hunter, of the Stute Republican executive
committee, said this morning that his
returns indicate that the Republicans
"would lfjrtra majority of possibl) five ou
Lancaster,' Ky.. Nov. 6. lion. William
O. Bradley, Republican candidate for
governor, received congratulations rrom
all oier the State this morning. At 10
o'clocV he expressed hlmbelf as certain
4 of lite election by 10,000. This Minuw
is juadc from a telegram to that effect
from Chairman Hunter or file Republican
Balttmore, Nov. C Later adUecs from
tlie cpnntleishow tliat the Democrats -ivlll
retain control of tlic State Senate, but
that InxrUepuDltcans will liae a big ina
Jorttofthejeglalature ou Joint Lallol.
TlHTfiemocrnts jefcterdjy elect wl Bennett
in Carroll, Bond iu Caltcrt, Michael in
Hartford, Fluley iu y ueen Auiic'b, aim j.ick
boo In Wicomico. They already had nme
holdover senators, and thus have a vote
of fourteen in a senate of twenty-six mem
bers. Michael and Bennett were elected
The Republicans had three holdover ecna
tors -and vesterdav elected Randall in Anno I
city, .Hopper, in .Baltimore county, Scolt In t
Washington county. Day In Howard, Dry
dem in Somerset, and Nonwiod lu 1'redt rick.
This- will give the Republicans eleven voles.
One senatorHilp is Hill in the balance.
Westcott and 1'earce both claim Kent
county. 'Senators Bruce, Michael and
Bennett will vote with the Republicans on
all questions of good government.
In tlie liouse the Republicans have the
-votes of Allegany, Anne Arundel. Baltimore
city, Baltimore county, Cecil. Dorclufler,
Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, l'rince
George's, "Somerset, St. Mary's, Talbot,
Washington and one from Kmt a total of
C8. Tbc Democratic vote in the house will
be but 23. The Republicans will Lae 13
majority on Joint ballot.
Baltimore. Md Nov. C Every branch
or Slate and city government was placed
byhe people of Marjlamlin the bands of
the Republican party at jestenlay's elec
tion. It was n triumph for which ihe
good men of all jiarties worked iiauiiitic
ally. .shoulder lo thouldcr. Jt was Ihe
hpeop'e's battle from beginning lo md;
the dethronement or -uossism nun uiu
Tesull. Senator Gorman and Isaac Free
man Ttasln were signally defeated, the
majorities bfcing overwhelming.
There has been to-day as much Jubilation
among Democrats throughout the State
over theTesult-of the political upheaval as
there was among hide-bound Hepulilicans.
Those most anxious lor the fall of the Gor-mnn-RasJajnacblne
ing a -victory.
The KepnbhcaiM elected their State ticket,
Uoyd Lowndes lending It with a plurality
of about 17,000. Sixty-eight members of
the house of delegates and eight senators
werealso elected by the Republicans. They
will .have forty-three majority on Joint
ballot. This shows a Teversal of 104
votes, the Democrats in the las-t legislature
having bad a majority on Joint ballot of 61.
A Republican will go to tlie United States
Senate lo succeed Charles H. Gibson, Rnd
r fourteen of. the senators elected yesterday
will vote Tor n successor to Senator Gor
jnan in JE98. Of the live Democrats
elected to the senate two are nntH'arman,
and -will tote with tlie Republicans on all
questions of -good government.
Theremarkable condition of both Howard
and Talbot counties going Republican
has excited a -vast nmount of comment.
Senator Gorman's connty, Howard, is
ordinarily Jetnocratic by 400. This year
it gave the Republican ticket-102 majority.
Senator Gibson's county, Talbot, was only
a trifle less surprising, its "Dcuiocrntio
majority or 400 was wiped out nnd the
Republicans carried it by abont'100.
In Baltimore city the mayor, therltf, and
twenty-rite members of the city council,
three Judges of. the orphans' court, clerks
of superior and circuit courts, State's at
torney and city surveyor all received large
Republican majorities. With the exception
of ejghl memlicrs of the city council the
.Democrats- lost every office for "which bal
lots were cast.
JJr. Lowndes" plurality In the city was
11,783 and Alcaeus Hooper tvas elected
mayor by a -plurality of 7.8G9, a net Re
publican gain of nearly 15,000, as com
pared with ihe mayoralty election two
(Special to The Times.)
Rockville, TUd., Nov. G. The elec
tion returns from the several dis
tricts of this county are all in with the
exception of Bethesda. The onlynews from
that place Is a telegram stating that II en
derson .got 118 majority and KilgourllO
majority, which male's Henderson lead the
county ticket with about 700 majority, and
the total majority lor Hflgour, 03. The
rest of the Democratic ticket, with the ex
ception or Hurst, has, without theBethesda
count, fromlOO to 100 majority. Lowndes
has 2C majority. ,
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Tn.. Nov. C Tlie returns
from all Tmt -three outlying counties In
dicate tint the loss to the Democrats In
yesterday's election will be five in the
senate nnd ten In the house. The senate
will stand 34 Democratic, nnd 6 Jor the
opposition. 3 of the latter Icing Repub
licans. The house will lravo 78 .Demo
crats and 2 in.the opposition. Republic
ans and Populists.
The lesson oI the campaign Is thought
lo be lound In the overwhelming defeat
of Stale Senator II. L. Walton In the
f arsons Tcitth district by an overwhelming
majority, lie was personally yery nop-
nlar, and it is alleged Kperrt thousands In
the election, but because the -election law
which bears Ids .name Is so obnoxious, he
was not returned.
Lexington, Va.. Nov. 6. For legislat
ure from .Rockbridge county. 'Leecli and
Craig. Democrats, defeat Wuddy and
Dod, Republicans, by over 30Q.
Petersburg, A a., J.ov. G. Returns from
the county precincts nre cominir very
slowly.' in fact, the vote from but few
of the -voting places had been received
here up to 2 o'clock this afternoon. The
election or S. T. GiUlam, lalr-electlonist
candidate fur the house oT delegates from
Dinwiddle county. Is pretty -well estab
lished. The vole In this county was unite
large. CoI.B. B.:aTliHm, Democratic can
didate .for the house from the counties of
Prince -Georce and Surry, had jio oppo
sition. Roanoke, Va., Nov. 6. Late returns show
that Berkeley, Dem., and JIahuaii, Rep.,
are elected to ihe house of delegates .from
'this legislative district. The race between
Watts and Claytorior the senate Js close.
Montgomery goes 11C for Watts, but
electa .Eibstcin, Rep., to the huuse, by G9
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. G. Later election
rctcraa tolay do not materially change
the result in Ohio, With two BcnaUn-ial
districts and one county in doubt, the Re
publicans have 63 Tcprcsectathrts and .20
senators tut-or 112 representatives ana 37
senators. The plurality for Uushnell,
Rep., for Governor, will fall between
00,000 and 100,000.
It Js EeneraUy coneenlcd that the result
has placed -Gov. UcKlnley on the .solid
ground in Ohio iur "isuppurt ior the Presi
dency nest year. The result shows that
he and ti!r friends loyally supported the
Foraker faction -r,nd the Governor has
earned and will rccWv.'lhe earnest-suiijiort
of Ihe Turnker faction next year.
The Sute-of Ohio wtll now have two Re
publ:can Benatoraar lliu Bainetlmc. which
lias not happened before since the war, ex
cept, for a brief space from 1SG5 to lfeOft
when lien Wade and John 81ierruan held
seats together in tins upper branch of Con
Kress. This afternoon Chairman Kurtz, of the
State Republican committee, claims
114. O00 plnrallty or Busuncll and a
majority on Joint ballot Hi the legislature
of 87. Tlie houee, lie says, will contain
88 Republicans arid 22 Difliocxats. Two
members are yet In flouut. The senate
Tvill contain JO Republicans and 0 Demo
crats. One member Is still In doubt.
Tluru!lion, Ohio, .Nov. C When a re
porter called on cx-ov. Campbell at his
home this inornliip that ceiiileman was
found in a cood humor, accepting Ills
defeat calmly. When asked what lie
had to say about the result he stated that
he was not at all discouraged, but, on
tlie contrary, had reason, Iu a measure,
to feel pretty good.
He said the vote showed the Democ
racy of Ohio was more harmonious tlian
elsewhere; that the fact that the vote of
Mast jear was exceeded was encourag
ing. The duty of the Democrats now was
to pick their flints and get ready to shoo
off the balance of the Republican plurality;
that instead or being dtsiourngid every
Democrat ought to nerve himself lo go at
the enemy next year luore vigorously than
ev er. -
NEW iERSUT. -Hackcusack,
N. J . No. 0. Late returns
show the election of both Republican as
semblymen, J. JI. Ullcnan and F. L. Voor
hecs, iu Eergen county. A Democratic
victory lu this district was announced last
night. This makes the newassrmhjy stand:
Republicans, 43; Democrats. 1".
Palerson, N. J., Nov. G. Result for as
sembly: James Roberts, Rep.. 11,050;
John King, Rep.. 10,871; Uenry W Oled
hlll. Rep., 10,700; Samuel Bullock, Demo
crat and labor, 10,019.
- riemtugton, Nov. 0 Hunterdon county
gives JIsGill, Dein.,T or Governor, aplurnlity
of 730; William Clapaagh, 300; David
Lawslie, 200, for the assembly.
Trenton, N. J..Nov.C Theilercer county
returns are still incomplete. Griggs, Rep.,
plurality will, however, not be far from
2,500, and Ftirni's,
Rep., for senator,
2,300. Republican juliilatiuil here
night until O o'clock this morning.
Newark. N. J.. JNcv- li. Sussex county
complete gives Griggs, Republican, for
Governor, a plurality orXG. W. I'. Cour
en, Republican, for juspciiiMymaii, Is elec
ted by 120 plurality. SIcG 111. Democrat,
carrledelght districts by a plurality or 205,
and Griggs ten districts by 331. It was
announced last night that Ale Gill had car
ried the county.
Brooklyn, N. 1., Nov. G. The commit
tee who are canvass IngthevotesrorWurster
and Grout, for major, cdjourmd this even
ing after an all da 'h si-i-moii without com
pleting their work. They made no an
nouncment or having discovered any ir
regularities. VEr,er.i:epub!:can, Is urdoubtcdly elec
Boston, Nov. G. Cotnplite returns from
tlie State give the following vote for
Governor: Greenl'alge, Republican, lfc5.
!)00; Kendall, Prohibiiioulst, e.7CG; Wil
liam', Democrat, 121,401 Plurality for
Pittsburg. Nov. G. Allegheny county,
tweuty-fivedistrlitsto hear from, for treaa
urer, Haywood, 32.G3G; Slejcr, lO.GoO.
For superior court judges, Beaver, 32.
28.1; Wiilard, 33,216; Wkkham, 33,827;
RK-e, 32,400; Heeder. 31.GB1; Oriuiiy,
J20.200; Yerken, 0.D-10; iloorehead. 10,
22J;Noyes, 0,706; tiluith. 10.228; Reihtel.
8,029, and MeGce, 16.034.
Philadelphia, Nov.G. Later and nmre
complete rt turns have added materially
to the earlier returns In the vote for Smith,
Democrat, for superior court Juilge, -particularly
tn the anthracite coal commits,
where Smith cts a remarkably large vote
over that of the oilier Democratic can
didates lor superior court Judge.
These late returns now Jeave Jt doubt-,
-ful whether Verkes or South will bcr tlie
xuinorlty representative on tliu Mip,u-ior
court bench, with the prospects that the
returns from the missing counties will show
that Smith has the larger vole of the two.
The other Democratic candidates run
considerably behind Terkes and hinilh.
BaltXake City, Utah, Nov. G. Latest re
turns indicate the election uf Wells, Re
jiublican, candidate tor governor, over
Caine, Democrat, by 1,000 to 1,000 ma
Jority. Roberts, .Democrat, candidate for
Congress, Js probably elected over Allen,
Republican, by COO majority. Democrats
elect district Judges. Salt Lake City elec
tjon goes to the Republicans by decreased
Thelegiilature-wni be safely Republican,
which Insures two United States Senators
lor tne party. The Populist party cut an
insignificant figure throughout the Tcr
Jackson, Hiss., Nov. G. Mississippi Is
saved from the Republican landslide iy a
large majority. Hon. C 3J. Williamfcon,
clialrman of theStaiecxecutivecoaiimttee,
says that Burkittlsm and Populism 1b a
dead letter in this State. HcLaurin, the
Democratic candidate for Governor, is re
ported to have beaten Burkltt in his home
county, Chickasaw. The majority in tlie
State is probably 150,000.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. G. Later Teturns
only emphasize and increase the figures
of the Republican -triumph in Slate, city,
and county. The Topnllst party In nil's
city seems to have gone to pieces, losing
over half of its. vote In a year. Norval,
Republican, Tor Judge of the supreme court,
has been elected ly a TiluraUty over llax
well, Populist, which may Teach 23,000
The populists lost in nlmost every county
and even the Democrats made the better
showing. The plurality or Capt. W. J
Broateli, Republican candidate for mayor,
is about 1,1.00 over "Brown, "Democrat,
and the remainder of the city Republican
ticket Is elected by from 300 to 3,000
The county ticket has been elected by
a large plurality and every Republican
candidate or judge of the district court
has been elected. Judge C. R. Scott, the
Jnnious criminal Judge who lias been critl
tised by the lawyers nnd the press of this
city, ran ahead or Ids ticket, although.
there were bets made that he would be J
Omaha. Neb.. Sot. 0. Returns from the
Interior are imp coming in and they show
mat iiaxwen is gaining in some places
over the vote for Solcorob ot two 3 ears
ago. Korval's pluraUfy -will -not be as
great js was nt .first supposed, .and vt III
probably bo "below T5.000 over Slawell.
it is possible that Maxwell -will "win If
tie tuns as -wen as he has been xunrdnir
In the interior counties.
nnc STisirEDEO them.
BInze In r- Colored Church Nearly
Cunxcd a rjiiilc.
There was ji scene of excitement Jn he
little colored Methodist church -on FJfth
street near Ridge, just opposite -No. 2
-police station nbout 7:47 o-clock last
night, when Tire was discovered in the
An entertainment was In progres in the
church when someone shouted "fire!" A
was made Tor the door.
A Etanroede and crush would Jiave fol
lowed bna not the flames been extin
guished by rolleenien Murphy and DuvalL
who Tnsbed Into the church through
the crowd. A curtain had caught fire
from a gas Jet. -Almut .$15 damage was.
Jtelorjn ScliooJ Xugltlve.
Marcellus Active, a small colored boy,
was arrested by Policeman -Connor, of
Georgetown, last night is n. fugitive from
the Reform School. On that space on
the blotter -under the head -"vocation,"
"tinef" -was entered. The toy denied he
was si fagltlve from the Reform 'School,
bat said he had cscapedJrom Freedmau'
$l;25 to Sritlmorf aiid Hettirn $1.25
via :F.mnyJvanltt Hallrond.
Tickets sold Saturday and Sunday, No
vtnibeT 0 and 10, good to return until
Monday, the 11th, on any train.
win mm doors
University Club Men Will Soon
Change Their Headquarters.
EXPENSES TO BE EEDU0ED
UriM'cured Creditor Seek Payment of
"Their Claims Club' Propositi on
JteJoctod Lliibllltlea Said to Bo
$03,000; AssctHf $83,000 Club Con
fident or Meeting All T)ebt. A
The University Club, at the corner of
Seventeenth and I streets northwest, will
closejtsdoo'fsatadate, probablyan early
one, to beJ,rlerVrnilned by tlie board of
managers. '-Thh club men assign as the
reasoa for this 'that they desire to move
Into a less expensive establishment, as they
do not 'care 'to nieet unnecessarily expen
sive fixed cliargts on the property.
11 was stated fast eight also at the club
that the unsecured creditors desire a settle
ment, and that there aretiow negotiations
jieuding to bring about such a settlement,
these uegotfatliiis so Jar being entirely
unsatisfactory to the creditors.
The mortgage debt oJ the club foots up
S83, 000, and the debt to unsecured cred
itors amounts to about $10, 000. Of
this $10, 000 about $8,000 U due to local
The property was bought in 1601 from
Mrs. itay, the wife of tlie president of
the old Meridian Club, which was merged
into the new Univeslty Club. The Merid
ian Club -was established in 1888 and was
composed mostly of college men and wine
who were not collcglate's. In 1801 the
University Club was formed, in Its mem
bership being Included tlie Meridian men,
the nucleus of the University men
and the non-college men who belonged to
the Meridian Club,
The board uf managers paid Mrs. Ray
$83,000 i-at.li for the land on which the
present luildlug stands and wbiih is in
area about 10,000 square itet. In order
toral-e this amojnuliey pat twomortgages
ou the property, n first mortgage to a
geutlciiianor Philadelphia tor itU,()00 and
n M?coud mortgage to a number of the club
members Tor $33,000. One of the boardot
managers said last night that neither the
Tint nor second mortgagee are TirewJaR
their claims, as they are amply secured by
the valuable property.
The $10,000 additional debt, he said.
Is due to Rarber & Son about i3,000; lo
Lantb-irgh Brothers and to Mr. S. C. Palmer
KShib!y $S,000, and ntut $2,000 in In
terest due on the second mortgage bonds.
The club does not regard this Interest debt
as pressing, for the reason that most ot the
second murlgnge bondholders are not
pressing its pajment and nre naturally in
terested in the equltablo settlement of the
Indebtedness of the club. Barber Sons are
grocer. Lansburgh Brothers are the well
known dry gnods firm, Mr. Palmer Is a
dealer iu mineral waters and he also repre
sents home other claims against the club.
CONFERENCE Or CREDITORS.
A conference was bcld ycotcrday at
the club rooms between a committee ot
the unsecured creditors, uf which Mr.
S. C. Palmer was chairman, nnd 11 com-
I ralttee or the oMcers or the club.
I Alter the conference Mr. Palmer said
to The Times that he did nut care to
discuss what had taken place, but that no
agreement had been reached, lie. In
Tact said that the did not think that the
unsecured creditors would get anything.
He estimated the liabilities or the club
At the club last night a representative
or lhat urEanlzatiun'talkcd quite iraukly
about the sltuafU a. He said that the club
had dlscusfced with the i-ominiltre ut the
creditors tbej -value -r the prou-Tty and
made an.oircr(r settleni"nt on the basis
iT a sale and Ihe .crt-dlinrs to berelm
bursOd "putiiflne' equities.
It wastirguetl that the property had In
creased in value and that with anything
like a lair sale, not only, could the mort
gage debts bcpa'!-!, but there would be a
fnirfiocrit inarhin for the inisecured debt.
It Is urderKlojr,that this Is the definite
proposition uf the club, that was rejtcted
by the nnsectireiij creditors.
VALllin (,F THE LAND.
One uf the hoard of managers said that
the Army and.Navy Club men had given '
$0 a foot Tar the property, which is
diagonally opposite the University Club,
and it Is claimed that Ihe University Club
properly is at len,si worth that much more.
This is the .position in nhicb matters
stood last night., jThe clubmen had heard
nothing of the report lhat the creditors
would close tliij clubrooms, nnd stated that
no such lnlimatloniiad been made to them.
They were entirely unaware of -what
sleps the crealUirs would take to Eecure
their claims. If It were the fact that they
Intended to proceed legally.
They tay that an attachment of the fur
niture will not hold, because there Is a
chattel mortgage on that property, which
antedates the other floating indebtedness,
and tlie Turnlture, they claim, -was their
own property when they moved into the
The club apiears to be anxlons to settle
its debt as early and as equitably as pos
sible, and, Ihey hold lhat the property
when sold should pay all claims dollar for
They will make their change of head
quarters certainly before January, this,
matter and others tooe settled at a meet
ing of the club to be held on Saturday
JJt-Jocated lilt. Shoulder.
Antonio Rotto fell from a cable car yes
terday at Penns lvanla avtnueand Seventh
street northwest, dislocating his shoulder.
He was treated at theEmergencyTIospltal.
Concrete In Ills "Eye.
A piece of concrcteflcw in james O'Con
nor's eye yesterday arternoon while he
was working .at tlie CapltDk nnd was ex
tracted by Dr. McDonald at the Emergency
, 3etrelrjj- .
Yoii can be "over
jcwelcd as -well as over
dressed taste is neressary
in the selection of jczvelry,
That is eminently what
we strive afters we select
our stock ivith as much
regard to. taste as to prices.
Therepill is, we have the
most beaiitiful display of
OuP'sfalucttes nnd arti
ties ofveftu form an art
'" galleryiii themselves.
1225 FSt. N. W.
you men clamoring for
overcoats. Come where
you can be quickly suit
ed wiiere you can see
all the different kinds
where you're sure of
saving something in
other words, come here.
Materials are treach-
erous sometimes don't
wear as the' promise to
disappoint both the
buyer and seller. We' re
the losers in such cases
it shan x cost you a
penny we'll remedy ev
erj' cause for dissatis
faction regardless of
what it costs us.
Either our Overcoats
are much better than
the' ever were before
or those elsewhere, are
much worse there's
some reason for the
much greater " number
S9 to $35 means $10
to $45 elsewhere.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
3 No Branch Store in Washington.
BIG BLAZE IN CHINATOWN
Celestials Bouted Out by Fire in
Prompt "Work by the Department
l'rolmbly Aa ertcd a DI.-oiMrous
Fire nearly gutted the south jaid of
that row or buildings In the vicinity known
as "Chinatown," ou Four-and-a-ialT street,
between Missouri and Pennsylvania ave
nues northwest, nbout 6 o'clock last even
ing. The flames were discovered in the base
ment or -No. 100 Four-and-a-half street,
which is occupied as a lunch room by
William Simpson, and spread so rapidly,
before the Tire department responded, that
soon ttie entire rirst and second floors
were ablaze. Soon streams of water "were
playing on the building, but the Tire roared
turougn the structure and burst from the
The fire Bpread to the place of Gee Tong.
pi No. J0J Four-and-a-half street, and
that, too, burned like tinder. For more
than an hour water was played on the fire
and at last it was extinguished snrriclently
to allow Tlreiiien to climb In windows and
eiiop down burning rragments.
Ituruig the fire almond-eyed Orientals
rushed hither and thither in the way of
the firemen nnd police. Every vestige
orlhr contentsif Nu.100 were consumed
with the exception of a lone bureau.
The total damage is estimated at about
Si, ooo. though it may be more, as some
thing was said nbout money and valuables
in one of the houses, but nothing dermlte
could lie learned.
Tlie da ii ingeto the buildings isabout $500:
to IVjllliuii Wropson's furniture, etc., S75;
Gee Tong, furniture, S200, and to the hous.e
or Richard Pcarson.SSOO. Both buildings
H1SL.OP JltTST KEEP TF.ACE.
Gives Hond In the 3ollce Court to Xot
Hotticr tho White-.
The case of Dr. William X. Rl&lop, the
dentist, who was arrested Tuesday after
noon ona warrant swom out by JKenneth
White, charging him with threats, as ex
clusively stated In The Evening Times of
that date, was tried before Judge Miller,
In the police court, yesterday.
Mr. White and his bride, ;nee 3Ilss Ger
trude llislop, were the prosecuting wit
nesses. Thetcstlmonyof thenewly wedded
pair, as well as that of the deTcndant, and
his sister. Dr. Margaret llislop, brought
out several very interesting bits of Jamlly
The case centered around White and his
bride. The young lady was the supposed
ward of Dr. Margaret HIslop, anil she and
her brother violently opposed the girl's
union with ilr. "White. The brother
threatened to "kill "White ir the marriage
was accomplished, and on this threat the
warrant was sworn out.
White nnd his young wife testified to
the threats, and the latter told of the
manner In which he had been treated
by Dr. Margaret and the defendant.
When the defendant took the stand he
spoke in a very hesitating manner, and the
character of his testimony was juich as
to induce Judge ililler to remark, at IU
conclusion, that he"jieedcd looking after.
lie said that what the young lady and
her iiusband regarded as threats vae only
expressions of filial afTection and regard
for her. Tie said he was .not related to
Dr. Margaret -was then called and testi
fied that she had heard nothing of any
"Are you related to this young lady?"
asked Judge illller.
"I'm her mother," was the unexpected
The statement created a little sensation
in the court room, and the young lady
vehemently dented the alleged relation
KlUp. Tt. "Margearrt'a brother was re
mlleil. nnd he substantiated Ills sister's
statement and said he was the girPs uncle.
Up said that he. too. had been tirreaicncu
and by the prosecuting witness. He pro
duced a letter rrom one to jus uxiue,
written some time ngo, but the court de
cided that it -was not a threat.
In summing tip he said that the young
lady was married to the man of her choice
and the two must not be molested. Be
renuired the defendant to give $200 bonds
to "keep the peace.
Mr. and airs. vnne oegan -preparauons
last nicht for a "Western trip, on which
they will start In a few days.
TANNERIES SHOT DOWX
Lenther Trnt Will Limit Produc
tion for Sixty Ttoys.
"Boston, Nov. C The sudden shut down
ot 100 tanneries by the United States
.Leather Company, better tnown as the
Leather Trust, was entirely unexpected by
local denlers, supplemented as It was by the
announcement that fur sixty days not a
hldo would be tafcen from Its vats.
Several of the most prominent dealers In
the leather districts when seen to-day ex
pressed their opinion that -the action of
the leather trust will hare a beneficial cf-
Tecr, in that It win steady prices. Therocent
lireaS has frightened thebayers and stopped
them from pl.icing their -orders, so that It
is "? a. waiting market.
' -H U llll'
it 'Is Es!imatedaato Something
Like Tliiriy.Miliion Dollars.
WHAT TO DO. WITH IT
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Special JjCgUIation Necensary to Dis
pose ot tho Lund Act for ltellef of
Owners of W Inert o Along- Itrver
.Front Must A1koUVPum1 Govern
ment Title to CoiuIkiioum Property.
The future use of the jirorTty recovered
for the government by Assistant District
Attorney Hugh T. Tnggart In the Potomac
Flats twit Is beginning lo bo generally dis
there are in all about 7G0 acres within the
city limitii Involved In that salt, in
cluding warfage prirtlcges'-lt Is' worth
nearly 5.10,000,000. Thecate wllltoon be
advanced on the United Blatcs Supreme
Court calendar. It Is reasonably ure the
Judgment of the court below will be af
firmed. Then the question' will be; "What
will the government do with iu new terri
tory? One of Mr. Taggart'e contentions was that
the lands are within the city limits and the
decision establishes this. Therefore, un
der the act of 1S30 no patents to the prop
erty can be made.
SPECIAL LEGISLATION KEQUIUED.
It will require a special act of Congress to
dispose of thelani hi any way. it-willako
require an act for the relief of the owners
of wharves alonj the river frontfroni Long
Ilrldge to theArsenal. Otherwise they "will
lose their rights. The measures may come
for consideration betore the next Congress.
Another feature of the greut, legal contro
versy Is occupying tne attention of Mr.
Taggart just at this time. Jtis-lhu ques
tion of tlie value of lands between A street
and the old water line in the neighbor
hood or. Sixteenth, Seventeenth and
Eighteenth streets. ' Iu order to establish
the goverument's title to the large tract
beyond JS. street Mr. Taggart was obliged
to maintain that there is an A street in this
section, although It has not. been laid out.
The effect of this was to make private
property of the lands Immediately .north of
it reaching toward 11 street. As the ques
tion of value of such property was not con
sidered In the .suit recently decided, tho
court granted oivncrs ot these -lands the
prlrtlegelo take testimony on ;hat privilege.
The ground was under tidewater at the
time the government began Its reclamation.
Its value previous to that Is being consid
ered, but some of the witnesses tailed give
Tlgures, as If its present value were being
considered, and'place them ldgh even for
VALUATION OF THE LAND
One witness said the ground Is worth
$1.50 to $1 7D per square foot. Debased
this value ou the belief that ground nearer
the city Is becoming so valuable that wood
and coal yards and lee warehouses and the
llkecannotoccnpyit. They will, therefore,
be obliged to go upon these reclaimed lots.
Another witness 6ald he thought the land
worth t-1.00 to $S per square foot. Thl3
was In square 148. lie was asked If be
did not own land In square 147, on thehlgh
ground beyond B street. He said he did.
"What did you pay for It?" asked Mr.
-'Must 1 answer that," he inquired.
"res," was the reply,
"Thirteen cents per square Toot," he
When the matter comes to a final adjust
ment, the government lias oneescape from
extortionate prices. The land is properly
a part or the lands recovered by the suit,
but the government can get.along.Tery well
without it. If it is worth $1.50 per
square Toot, the private -owners-will be
permitted to hold It and-Sfe.what'Use-tbey
can make or it at that price.
The government contends that the ground
was under water and in that condition was
worth nothing. At that price It Is willing
to acquire title and use the whole tract.
TO DI1IU. FOH PHIZES.
Specliil Attraction To-night nt the
Corcoran Cadet Fnlr.
The Cori-uran Cadets still hold the fort
ot popular Tavor. The attendance "it this
Talr at National nines" Hall last evening
was simply Immense. It waif all in a
erush and it was with dirriculty that the
visitors could cither pass in or out the doors.
The guests of the evening were the C. G.
Conn Drum Corps, Troop A, and Knights
ot Pythias. This evening the guests will
be the Knights of St. John nnd.the mem
bers of the several local lodges ot'thc Hoyal
The attnutlon this evening will be the
prize squad drill between picked men
from the National Itlflcs and the Norton
Cadets. Tlie squads will consist ot sixteen
men each, the Rifles In command ot Lieut.
Hanson and the Cadets In charge uf Capt.
The contest will be for the Corcoran
Cadets' prize enp and will commence at
Theiudges will bo Capt.Horton, general's
staff; Capt. Ourand, First Battalion; Capt.
"Walsh, Fourth Battalion, and Lieut-Eobins,
Light Battery A.
The Individual drill to-morrow evening
will be for the Corcoran Cadets fair gold
JAILED AT MANASSAS.
Jlorgnn Minor Brolie Prlnon Once, But
Ih Again Caught nnd Convicted.
(Special to The Times.)
Manassas, Va., .Nov. 0. At the regular
term of county court Judge TV. E. Lips
comb pre-Mding. The caseoiMorgan Minor,
a colored hoy, charged with stealing a
boat from a gentleman by the name ot
Maddox, on the Potomac, at Potomac City,
about two months ago, was tried and a
sentence of six months in -the ocunty Jarl
n as given him.
This is the same boy- who successfully
escaped Jail here some time ago, as was
tated in The Times. He was captured
while attempting to steal a. horse In Staf
ford, after having been shot and wounded
in the leg by -an officer.
Quite a large number of citizens of this
and adjoining counties were present yes
terday at the second meeting of the Prince
"William's Horsemen's Association, a re
cent organization having its headquarters
here. A track: and hurdles have been pre
pared and it Is the object of the asso
ciation to hold meetings at stated Inter
vals and exhibit the. live stock of the
Beveral horses and horsemen of notoriety
were present yesterday,, among the latter
were J. TC. Maddox, of "Warrenton; John
vHooe, of Alexandria? -end Mcsirrs.iLiyden,
McRae, and Lee, of Greenwich. Some
wry pretty exhibitions of hurdle Jumping
were witnessed. The horses orMcItae and
llayden winning the l-onors of .first place
In Uils, Jlemlcrs, class. Many ladies 'Were
present at the grounds, among the number
was Mrs. Meredith, wife of Congressman
TrtLVL OF THE HYAMS.
TheyAro Accused of MurdertoSecnr
Toronto, Ont., Nov. C. The -second trial
of Harry and Dallas .Hyarus lor the al
leged murder of "W. C "Wells -was com
menced'' this morning when It. Bi Osier,
Q. C, began the opening address for the
Mr. Osier recounted the indisputable
facta in connection -with tlie rlenth of
"Wells; tho placing of the $30,0004nsux--ance
on the young man's liTcjthc payment
of the premium thereon by tint prisowsrn.
.and the borrowing ot nioncyf roru the "Wells
family by tlie Hynms, tn return Tor which
"Wells and Ayslcsworth,, his brother-in-law,
were employed by the brothers.
Tie dwelt on tlie Important fact alto that
Tlarry llyams -was engaged to many the
beneficiary cf the policy nnyoHng "Wells"
life. "When Mr. Osier ,rirtlshcd the conrt
took a recess. The taking of evidence
will begin this afternoon,,,,
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SLAIN AT HIS YERY DOOR
Shocking Murder of an Old Farmer
Alter Being; Shot Down Ills Skull "Was
Crushed lu, Tliroat Cat and ttio
Richmond, "Va., Nov. 6. A Loray, "Va,
special to the Dispatch says:
One or the most shocking and brutal
murders ever perpetrated In this county
was committed yesterday afternoon at the
home of -M r. "Willis B.Xlbler, near the base
of the Ala&sanutton Mountain, about five
or six miles northwest of Luray.
Mr. Kibler himself was the victim. Ha
was seventy-one years old, and unmarried,
and his household consisted of himself and
a nephew, Newton JDoler. a boy seventeen
or eighteen years of age, Tvho-wasploushlng
not very far .from tlie house when bu
uncle returned home about 4 o'clock-, after
having been to Springfield to vote. Jlr.
Kibler Bald ho was not feeling well, and
after giving the boy some directions, went
to tha house.
About an hour afterward, the nepbevr
heard the report of a gun, and four or flvs
minutes later two more shots, and upon
coing tn the bouse, discovered the dead
body of his uncle lying in the yard. He
had been shot In the left side of the face,
the load ranging upward nnd entering tho
brain. The bad: part or his bead was
crushed In with a blunt Instrument, and
the victim's throat was cut, the wind
pipe being severed. The shots were fired
through the window of the kitchen as th
unfortunate man approached or looked
In the window and -were sufficient to causa
The murderer, however, made sure -work
of hastening the end by the blow on tha
head and the use ot the knife. The gun
used belonged to the murdered man, and
an ax. said not to belong on the place,
The pocket of -the slain man s coat,
where he usually carried Ills money, was
found empty, and a pocket diary ne had
kept Tor nearly thirty -years was found
near the body. Some suspicions are enter
tained as to the perpetrator of the hor
rible deed. The deceased was a Con
federate veteran and generally respected.
HONOKED BY THE INFANTRY.
Several .Now .Members Admitted to
At a meeting of the "Washington Light
Infantry Corps held last evening the fol
lowing -were elected to membership: John
H. Jacobs, Sidney A. Jonas. John Togt,
James F. "Woodard and Samuel McK. Peake.
The corps accepted the invitation of th
Board of Trade to escort ex-Gov. Shepherd
to the reception to be tendered hlra at
TVillard Hall this evening. It win assembl
at 0:45 o'clock in National Guard full dress
uniform, and move to the Arlington Hotel
The corps decided to nttcnrt the teachers'
bazar, to be given in Convention Hall on
the evening of Thursday, December 5.
Corporal George "W. Sneden, of Company
A, was appointed tnfpcctor of rifle prac
tice, vice Xieut. Charles Ebert, transferred
to the l-onorary staTf. Preliminary steps
were taken to rennlform the organization in
lis well-known distinctive uniform. Bat-
tallon dt'.U has -been ordered for next Mon
n fi v? raHBI
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