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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEM15E11 12, 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
GAS IHSTJf EXPOSED
Board of Trade Committee
Shows Up the Monopoly. -
BOARD IK ANNUAL MEETING
JBVRfiES BOLDLY ACCUSED
Said to Have Had an Interest in
a Keno Game.
GOT ONE-FOURTH PROFITS
""' ' ' ' - - -. - .. . . .
RS, 4 2-3 CTS. k DAY
Ton Director-, mooted and He-portH on
Subjc-cf-or Vliul I.oc-ul Inlerc-it Sub
mitted SintiiN of the Lighting Corporation-
Kxhiuistlie-ly Sot Forth.
Pre--ldoiit Wurnor'n Address.
The members of the Board of Trade mm
billed l,.u,i.i' und pleasure ver.i e'lfectiie-ly
lasi cienlng In the main hull of the Build
Tin." occntjun n.-a tl.e nnnuil meeting at
n liJcti reports ot committees are read, the
president reads an address, i n ekction of
office-re, take1 place, and tture Is :i social
feature which Includes a baui.uct.
'J lie altenudiu-e was 3ii oat of a total
membership or aluul 480. President War
mer was jn the e-hair anil read one of the,
perhaps the best, rciwrls ever made as
president of the board.
In the minutes of the last niunthly meet
ing Secretary Wight omitted the action
of the board in reference to the report on
gas and elm-trie lighting, w lilcli was
presented by Sir. J. II. Ralston, chairman.
Mr. RaMon noted the otur-slou and asked
that there lie added the action, (hat, "at
the suggestion of the president, tlie reiwrt
wasplae-cdo.-i the table for futureactlon."
GOV SHEPHERD HONORED.
Acixaudcr 11. Shepherd was elected an
honorary member of the board Major
Powell and his assistant, Capt. Fiebigcr
and Capt lieacli and Capt. Burr, of the
engineer dcpnrlme-iit of the District, were
nominated as honorary members.
Mr John Joy Edson moved that these
nominations- be referreil to the committee
on member.shlp Carried.
The amendment to the constitution pro
viding for a school committee of five
Mr. William, C. Knox orfered resolu
tions looking to an exposition here to
mark the close of the century, the Board
of Trade to be a hoard of promotion. This
will be discussed at the next monthly
meeting, u special committee of five to
The annual report of President Warner
was then rend, und was received and
adopted on motion of Mr. Lambert, with
the thanks of the board.
Dr. Fardon offered a resolution of
thanks to the Governor of Virginia for
Wk expressed desire to assist In the refor
mation or the evils of gambllrg in the
iclnity of Washington. The resolution
was unanimously adopted.
Secretary Wright then read his annual
Mr Benah Wilkins gave notice of an
amendment to the bylaws, raising the
annual dues to $10, double that of the
Mr. John Joy Edson moved the adoption
by the board of the suggestions ns to
assessments and taxes nude In the re
port of the committee, as summarized in
the president's report below.
The motion was adopted.
Ex-Presldcnt Col. M. M. Parker said
that the statement of the secretary that
for the "past two years" the board had
been disinterested in its purposes was an
Implication that before that time, when
he was president, there might have been
questionable purposes. Mr. Wight dis
claimed, such Intention in his report.
Messrs F. L. Bullions, II. B. Looker and
J. 11. Hngner were appointed the committee
on election for directors, which was then
Pending the return of the committee, Mr.
Chapin S. Brown made an address on the
subject of street extensions, giving some
points for future disenssion.
Mr. Wolf being called on spoke on the
subject of "Free Cuba." and hoped that
n resolution of sympathy would be passed
by the board at this or some other meeting.
Ills remarks were enthusiastically ap
plauded. SOME OF THE SPEAKERS.
Mr. Edward Droop -was also called out
and delivered a short address, in which he
took occasion to thank the people for their
presence at his recent grand opening ex
position. He hoped that the Board of
Trade would one day be known as a Na
tional Chamber of Commerce.
M r. George B. Emmons spoke favorably
ou the line suggested by Mr.ChapIn Brown.
The following directors were elected:
Myron M. Parker, Abraham P. Fardon,
John Joy Edson, Henry L. Biscoe. Ellis
Spear, Charles C. Glover. Crosby S. Nojcs,
and William A. Wimsatt.
The abstract of the various committees'
work during the year was made according
to the rule adopted last year by the ex
ecutive committee. It was found hereto
fore that the reading of the several re
ports consumed too much time. The sug
gestion of the committee proved to be
Mr. F. L. Blddons announced the com
ing meeting of the National Civil Service
Association on December 12 and 13.
The lioard then adjourned. The directors
will meet tomorrow afternoon at S.SO
o'clock at the Board of Trade and eleot a
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS.
The president's report contained a synop
sis of the lending points in the reports of
the vatrious committees, showing th ework
of the board of trade for the year.
The following abstracts will give a
fair idea of the business of the year:
The special committee on public schools
gave earnest attention to the subject re
ferred to them, the chairman and other
members exerting themselves to fully
Inform the committees of the House and
Eenatc as to tint urgent needs of the Dis
trict, which could only be met by a more
liberal treatment than it was at first
thought could be secured. This committee
rendered valuable services.
The committee on commerce and manu
factures have not been able as yet to seen re
the Introduction of any new manufactures
in the District, but hope that the excep
tionally fine water po wer of the Potomac
can ero long be utilized.
The committee on public library has
appreciated the importance of Its duties
and endeavored in every way to secure to
the National Capital a free library for the
use of its people. Although not yet suc
cessful, It has undoubtedly planted seed
which will In the near future return an
abundant harvest for the public good.
The committee on bridges reported prog
ress. During the year it has given at
tention to the securing of a memoral bridge
across the Potomac and bills providing for
such structure were Introduced into both
houses of the last Congress. A favorable
report was made upon the House bill by
the committee on interstate and foreign
commerce. The committee ou bridges will
have the bill Introduced into both houses
of the next Congress and labor to secure its
The committee on charities recommends
the establishment of a food market in
Washington where deserving persons out
of employment can obtain supplies ou credit
nntll they may be able to find work. The
eommlttee deems It Inexpedient to press
at the present time a resolution by the board,
proTldlng for the abolition of the office of
superintendent of charities and the creation
in its stead of a board of charities to con
slst f nine citizens of the District of Co
lumbia, to have charge of the charitable
work of the District.
The committee also expresses the hope
that it may lie found practicable to estab-
ush a Joan bureau in this city, through
which people In distress ran obtain money
at a reasonable rate of Interest to enable
them to tide over temporary difficulties.
Thecommltteo suggests that the scope of Its
work be enlarged to take In not only
charities, but correction, as is the case In
COMMERCE AND MANUFACTURE.
The committee on commerce nnd manu
factures Invites special attention to the
question of the utilization of the water
power of the Potomac at the Llttlo and
Great Falls and the necessity which exists
in the District or Columbia for the introduc
tion of like manufacture to give greater
diversities to our local industries and pro
vide employment for large number of our
people, especially our )oung men who are
now compelled to enter many of the walks
of life in other cities.
The committee on parks nnd reservations
reports that no work has liecn dono to de
velop Rock Creek 1'ark during the year,
but It Is hoped that Congress will make an
appropriation during the ensuing jeHr suf
ficient at least to havo the park laid out
and to make a beginning toward the con
struction of driveways.
The erforts of the committee on public
buildings to secure an appropriation from
the last Congress for a municipal building
In the District were not successful. The
committee hopes, however, to be able to
obtain from the next Congress an appro
priation toward the erection of such a
building, to cost about 52,500,000.
The committee on public health recom
mends the extension of the system of
sewerage, nnd the completion and purl"
flcatlon of the water supply. Including the
abolition of pumps and wells, and the es
tablishment of a proper system of tedl
mentntlon nnd filtration.
The enactment of an effective law regu
lating the sale and supply of milk.
The establishment of a bacteriological
laboratory in connection with the health
The enactment of a law for compulsory
vaccination and revaccinatlon. -
The enactment of a law to rcgulate-the
practice of medicine in the District of
The committee on public library suggests
that efforts be made "(1) to secure a
library subscription list, the subscriptions
to be conditioned upon the creation by
Congress of a library maintained at the
District's expense and to be expended In
books for such a library; (2) to secure
legislation creating the desired library;
(3) to secure from the United States books
and space in a public building."
The committee on river and harbor Im
provement recommends that efforts be
made to secure from Congress a liberal ap
propriation for the continuance of the Im
provement of the river as originally con
templated, also an appropriation suf
ficient for commencing the work, on the
Anacostla River, between Its mouth and
the Navy Yard bridge: that Congress lie
urged to compel the Baltimore and Po
tomac Railroad Company to build a new
bridge on the site of the present Long
The conclusions of the committee on
sewerage are. In brief, that the need of a
better system of sewerage disposal Is
most urgent and pre-slng; thai the sytem
devised by the board of sanitary engineers,
as set forth in Its report to Congress in
July, 1890, of gathering up and dispns
lag of the sewerage of the District, Is the
only one worth considering; that to put
this plan Into successful operation will
necessitate the expenditure of several
million dollars In a period or two or three
years; that it will be inexpedient if not
Impossible to provide the necessary amount
out or the annual appropriations ror the
maintenance or our local government: and
that the only practicable way to raise
this amount Is by the Issuing or long-time,
low Interest bonds, say fift)-ycar, 3 per
ADVOCATING A BOND ISSUE.
The recommendation of the comratttec Is,
therefore, that the Board of Trade use its
utmost endeavor to have passed during j
me coining sessiun oi congress, a out author
izing the issue of such bonds in the amount
The committee on streets and avenues
urges on the Hoard of Trade the importance
of securing appropriations to meet damages
under condemnation proceedings.
The committee on taxation and assess
ment, after conference with the Commis
sioners and the board of assessors, urges
that the taxes on basis of the new assess
ment for Washington and Georgetown shall
be payable as usual in two Installments,
November, 189G, and May. 1897, and that
the Board of Trade by resolution approve
this plan. The committee recommends
further that the duties of an excise board
be taken from the board of assessors.
The committee on water supply states
that at a meeting of the Board of Trade
held on the 20th of February, on recom
mendation of the committee, action was
taken urging Congress to agree to an item
in the appropriation bill then pending, of
$123,000 for testing the Lydcckcr tunnel,
with a view to finally utilizing It. The
vigorous action of the board had. In the
opinion of the committee, much to do
toward the securing of this appropriation.
The report of the committee on railroads
has already been published.
The report of the committee on trans
portation Teconimcnded better terminal
AS TO GRADE CROSSINGS.
President Warner refers to the various
special committees- The result of the committee-on
gambling across the river waa
discussed at the last meeting of the board
and published In The Times, also that as
to the Potomac flats.
Speaking of grade crossings, he says:
"In Justice to Washington some provision
should be speedily madeloofcing to the com
fortot the hundreds of thousand-, of visitors
who annually come to the national capital
from all sections of the country, and whose
representatives in Congress annually rail
to enact legislation which shall compel the
erection of stations commensurate with
the growth, dignity and beauty of the city,
and also the providing of such facilities for
the handling of freight as win be adequate
to the commercial advantages of our people.
"It Is suggested that If the changes in
volved In the abolition of grade crossing!
Continued on Sixth Page.
JAJIgTILi-BrWlNG. Toife'iisGll&T Qri'llfJItliftiftlE8
SULTAN PLAYING FJISE
Honors Kurdish Leaders Who
Murder Armenian Christians.
DISORDER'S RAPID SPREAD
Porte Pretended to Send Lnrcre Bod I en
of Troopx AtniluM till' Kurds), but
It In llellcied to He n Mere Sliiuii.
Simply Seeking to Delay Final Ac
tion of the PoiiPrw.
Constantinople, Nov. 11. The lawless
ness of the Kurds In the eastern provinces
has grown measurably since the demands
for reforms were made upon the Sultan
by Great Britain, France and Russia.
The Sultan's very evident inclination to
refuse to grunt the demands, or. at least,
to defer giving a definite answer to the
representatives of the Towers encouraged
the Kurds to believe that the Sultan
tacitly supported them in thcirattacks upon
Color has been lent to this belief by the
action of the Sultan in giving good service
dccorntlons to several officials who were
notoriously in favor of exterminating the
Armenians and who gave their sanction to
the massacres that have led Turkey to
the verge of dlsmemliermcut. The Kurds
have assumed such an attitude or disregard
to all authority that it is believed here that
the officials arc now powerless to stop
them rrom continuing their massacrelng
Advices rrom the eastiru provinces show
that the condition of anarchy Is such that
a very strong force will have to be cm
ployed if any progress at all is to lie made
against the Kurds. The Porte apparently
understands this fact, for It is announce!
today that 120,000 troops will be tent
against the Kurds. Bhould the latter offer
resistance. It is doubtful if even this force
would be sufficiently strong to cope with
the Kurds, whose Intimate knowledge ofthe
mountainous country would stand them In
good stead In opposing the Turkish troops.
In spite of the bad financial condition
of the government, which Is now in arrears
in the pay of tho reserves already called
out, it has been decided to summon more
of the reserves for service. It is doubtful
if the government's scheme can be effected
owing to the scarcity of money, but at any
rate, the attempt will be made, owing to
the -ontlnued demands of the powers that
the Porte restore order forthwith.
Stories or the ravages committed by
the Kurds continue to be received here.
It is said that In Erzeroum and Slvas whole
districts have been devastated by the ma
HUSBANDS AND TATIIERR MASSA
CRED. A traveler who has arrived at Trc-bl-zoad
from Erzeroum states that when he
was approaching Baiburl he met three
hundred women, who, in their extremity,
knell bc-rore him nnd Implored protection,
declaring that their husbands, fathers and
brothers hail been killed and that there
were no males of their race who could
save them from either dishonor or death.
The revolt of the Druses in Hnuran is
assuming a most serious nspect. The agi
tation against the authorities is extend
ing and the rebels are gaining many ac
cessions. An official dispatch that has been made
public says that, thanks to the energetic
measures 'that have been taken by the
imperial officials, the disturbances and
revolts which occurred In certain provinces
of Asia Minor, nnd which had their origin
in the seditious Intrigues of Armenian
ngltators, have been everywhere sup
pressed and order restored In all the dis
tricts which were recently the scene of
riots and conflicts. Measures have been
taken to insure that peace will be main
tained. It is stated that ihrl Pasha will be ap
pointed to the command of the troops in
the Zcitoun district. Bahrl Pasha was
formerly vali of Zan, but was dismissed
from that ofrice in consequence of the
representations made by Sir riiillp Currle,.
the British ambassador, that he was in
a good measure responsible for the out
races committed on the Armenians In that
DECORATED BY TIIESDLTAN.
That his removal was made against the
inclination of tho Sultan Is a matter or
common knowledge, and bis majesty took
tho earliest opportunity to show that he
approved or his acts as vali. A day or
so ago Bahrl was decorated by the Sultan
Tor the good services he had rendered the
government, and now comes the evidently
well founded report that he will be given
an iniiortaiit command of troops nominally
employed to protect the Armen'ai.s.
Sir. nampson, the British vice consul,
has appointed twenty persons to resume tho
distribution of relief at Sassoun.
London, Nov. 11. A dispatch to the
StanJard from Constantinople, which will
be published In the morning, says that the
Sultan continues to be much perturlied
by the condition of afrolrs In Arabia,
which is the most vulnerable point In the
News has been received or a connict
between Turkish troops nnd Arabs near
Senha, In which thirty men were killed.
The last batch of troops sent to Arabia
were compelled to debark at Port Said
and wait for five days, owing to a lack
of.runds to pay the Suez Canal dues.
London, Nov. 11. Mr. Dickson, the
British consul at Jerusalem, has informed
the Government that a mob has attacked
the mission at Nablous, thirty-three miles
north of Jerusalem. The missionaries es
caped, but some of their servants were
killed. The Hon. M. H, Herbert, the British
charge d'affaires at Constantinople, as soon
as he learned of the affair made a protest
to the Porte, which at once Instructed the
vail of Jerusalem to protect the missionaries
in every way.
A Strange Tale.
It Is almost Incredible that custom-made
suits should be -Sold at such prices as pre
vail at the Misfit Parlors, 407 Seventh
street northwest. It Is none the less true
that $20 custom-made overcoats are sell
ing at S8, $25 custom-made overcoats for
$10, $30 custom-made overcoats for $12.
Baits at similar prices.
QUAKER CITY TO HE UXOWED,
lti'glnnlne tho Im est tent Ion Into 1U
Philadelphia, Nov. 11. The commltteo
appointed by the late Btato senate upon A
petition of the Citizens' Municipal Asso
ciation of Philadelphia to" investigate the
municipal affairs of thlsclty rormally be
gan Its work this afternoon in the Hotel
Mctropole. " . -
The committee was to have met at 1
o'clock, but owing to an' executive session
it was fifty inliiulcs bejond that hour
when Chairman Andrews called the meet
ing to order and aunouncd that Silas W.
I'd tit, president of the Union League
Club of Philadelphia, and Angclo T.
Frccdley, attorney lor the Citizens' Mu
nicipal Association, had been seletteilas the
committee's counsel. ,
Mr. Freeillcy, lu tho absence of Mr. Silas
W. Pcltlt, assumed the role of Inquisitor.
Thomas 1). M. Addis, agent of the Citi
zens' Municipal Association, was the
first wituess. Mr. Addis, who has made
a rather extensive Investigation of the
system of street cleaning in Pbilndelphlj,
went over thccontractsasawanlcil during
the past five years anil, showed wherein
the speciricatlons had not been strictly
rollowed by the contractors.
GluDinl FftTAL BLOW
Sarah Ennis Dies From Injuries
STRUCK TWO MONTHS AGO
Tn u Fight III- Hit tlie "Woman with
nn Iron Ilur lK-tt-ciIoKcpt Track
of Hint and I-middlllni" ln Jail
us Soon as Her , VwnTliBecanie'
Sarah Ecnls, colored, died at Frceelman's
Hospital yesterday from Injuries inflicted
by William Gardiner, colored, on September
1. Gardiner was captured last night and
lodged at Sfatlou'No. C, The Emits woman
was taken to Freedmcii's November 4, and
after Iiugerlng In pain', did yesterday fore
noon. Coroner Hammett was notified, und
Deputy Coroner Glazcbrook. will hold nn
autopsy iliia-nionilnp, "and an inquest will
be held on Wednesday.
Sarah Ennls lived in Murray's Bottom,
between B and C streets, Delaware avenue
and Firsts ttrcct ndrtScast. Her mother,
Mrs. Julia 'AtcIkt, lives Jn the same place.
On Beptejnbejr 1, William Gardiner t cut to
the Ennls home aud asked to be fed. He
was rigarded as n worthless character
and was refused. He- then proeoetled to
upbraid Mrs. Ennls. The mother went to
the assistance of the dnugbtcrnnd the man
turned his curses on her.
WITH AN IRON BAR.
The daughter then went to the defense
of Iut mother, when Gardiner threw her
against a fence and choking her, threat
ened to strangle her. He released her,
but as she arose and sought to flee,
Gardiner picked up an Iron bar that lay
near by and struck the woman bctoss the
small or the back. The Injury to her
spine gave her great pain, but a physician
was not called.
Her back grew worse and on Novemlir
4. She went to the Central DIsiiensary,
and after examination by tin- scrgeeitis
there, agreed to be taken to Freedman's
Hospital. Dr. Furness, who attended
the woman, thought that It would seem
discourteous to the coroner should he
discuss the case before tlie autopsy, though
it wasdear that he believed that the woman
tiled from the blow received across her
Gardiner lived in A B C alley In the
northwest, and has a criminal record, hav
ing served terms in Jail ant'-on the farm.
CLEVER DETECTIVE WORK.
Gardiner was arrcsied at No. 1 27 A. B. C.
alley by Policemen Hayes and Creagh. The
charge or manslaughter was entered oppo
site his name on the station blotter. This
arrest reprcsentesla piece of good work by
thev policemen named. Since Mrs. Ennls
was removed to the hospital and her con
dition was pronounced serious by the
surgeons there, these policemen have kept
Gardiner was undetEurvcllance, and each
day have called up the hospital and made
inquiry ns to the cdhtlltlo'n of the woman.
They did not publish the fact that they
had their man located anil could land him
when the time was ripe. Yesterday they
called the hospital as usrjal and when In
formed that Mrs. Ennis was dead, they
sought to bring In Gardiner.
From some or the relatives of Mrs. Ennls,
Gardiner learned Iharbls victim was dead
and sought to flee, but fhc;of fleers were too
close upon him. They surprised him at
midnight. Called fire wafcon, and in. ten
minutes had him locked behind the liars.
lie would have' offered resistance, but
saw that the case ivas hopeless. He gave
his age as twenty years, j He is tall, mus
cular and has an ugly look In his eyes.
Seven Men WerJ? Killed.
London, Nov. 11. An explosion occurred
in tho Blackwell colliery at Alfreton, near
Derby, today, by which Seven men were
Free Lecture to Ladles and Gentlemen
Dr. R. C. Flower, or .Boston, will deliver
his new lecture, "Health, happiness, and
beauty of' woman," at Wlllard Hall this
afternoon, at 2 o'clock
The leading Journals of the country speak
of Dr. Flower as the finest lecturer on the
modern platform.- The .Cleveland Leader
Bays: His lecture abounds" with wit, sar
casm, pathos, and the finest poetry of
As a physician,, Dr. ft.,C. Flower stands
In the first rank.. ' For years he has been
considered the highest pew England au
thority In the treatment and cure of
chronic diseases. 'Bis ability to tell any
one his disease without as kingany questions
makes hlm'master of Intricate and hidden
troubles. The doctor is stopping at the
Wlllard Hotel, where He maybe consulted
today and tomorrow.
ONE HONEST NEWSPAPER
The Times Compared to Others
by President Tucker.
NORTHEAST CITIZENS MEET
Strong and Sensible Words On the.
Grnili. Cro-.s!iiK Question Proml
iieiitXej.puperM Wn rued to Handle
the Quo-.tlon ltli Gjotcrt If They
Wunt the ruor of u Corporation.
President Tucker opened the jiroceed
ings at the Northeast Washington Citizens'
I Association last evening with the state-
ment that one more lire had been offercsl
up as a sacrifice to the deadly grade cross
ings, and lollowed It up with the more em
phatic declaration that. In his Judgment,
tho only way to secure the abolition or
these death trails Is for a member of cither
the Senate or House District Committee to
share the fate or some mure humble citi
zen. It was his opinion that the loss of com
mon lives was Insufficient.
Mr. Tucker entered Into a descrlntlnn
of the latest accident, which occurred at
Etkington. and a... told of the dangers
that eomtant r mpn.-in ii... imi.tin .
these places, and then said: j
"I wantto warnlheStarandthcPostthat j
It will be- a dangerous thing ror them to
become hold in the discussion of the- dau- j
gers of grade crosslcgs. They will have- to I
be careful. !
"Mr. Alley can say that it Is n personal
matter If he wants to. but 1 say that it 1
-i?- ,,.uSi'2llcjr -'-f cBalUiuore.'and-OhIo Pforwa'rilet(..youroddrfK.aH.re)Uoll,
IRallrosid .Conuianyjto-boycottanyfpaperl I .have" received and noteU your" personal
that opposes it.
PRAISE FOlt THE TIMES.
The Times has gre-ally Increased Its
circulation by its fearless defense of the
Jieople'n rights, and it will continue to
grow In Influence"
Mr. Tucker: "But let me warn the other
papers in th city that if they devote
Ity that if they devote
too much space to tin-grade crossings, and
it they place big head Hues over the articles,
they will lie bojeottod as The Times has
been, anil the boys will be forbidden to
sell the pufK-rs on Baltimore and Ohio
"I suppose If the company shall have
occasion to boycott the other papers, it will
come here ami start a paper of its own."
The special committee appointed Octo
ler 1 4 to consider matters referred by reso
lution at a previous meeting, tiartlculnrly
concerning the adoption of n comprehen
sive plan or street Improve ment whereby
Impassable and ungraded thoroughfares
may be- opened up, nnd the advisability
of memorniallzlng Congress ror special
appropriations therefor, made a report,
signed by W. J. Frizzell, John B. Al'gatc,
J. B. Burke-. W R. Carver, and B. Ostnian.
ON STREET IMPROVEMENTS.
The committee expressed the belle! that
the recommendations or the Commissioners
for street Improvements are ample for the
present, and that each member of the as
sociation should use all proper efforts
to secure favorable action by Congress.
It was noted that the Commissioners rec
ommended a northeast schedule covering
an expenditure or S138.C0O, besides $12,
000 ror adjacent suburban streets.
The committee also referred with good
pleasure to the fact that the original one
million dollar debt incurred for the con
struction or the Lydecker tunnel has been
reduced to $98,101.
A resolution was submitted by Major
J. B. Burke to the effect that, previous
efforts to abate the grade crossing nuisance
having proved to be abortive and unsatis
factory, the association shall employ a com
petent attorney to net-in conjunction with
other associations seeking to accomplish
the object In view.
The resolution was adopteel unanimously.
In the progress ot the debate It was ns-
serte-d that tlie street railway companies
are also interested la defeating the efforts
to abolish the evils of grade crossings, and
that all of them will be represented in
court by able counsel. There was therefore
the more reason for employing a lawyer
to co-operate with the attorney for the
President Tucker took occasion to ex
press the gratitude of tho association at
the liberal spirit displayed by tho Com
missioners In the matter of street improve
ments and also referred with satisfaction
to their recommendation as to sewerage.
Other topics were discussed, among them
the necessity for better paving in the
vicinity of the G street school; ror nn in
crease or the police force. Major Moore's
recommendation being commended, nnd
also for better facilities at the Business
High School for accommodating the boy
pupils at lunch hour.
It was decided to ask for the amendment
of the second section of the street ex
tension plans to provide for the extension of
F street its full width through to Benning's
Reports were received from Treasurer
Halsteln and Financial Secretary Jolin
President Tucker announced the stand
ing committees, as follows:
Steam railroads William J. Frizzell,
chairman; A. II. F. Holste-n, W. O. Miller,
M. M. Rouzer, J. U. Hugglns. B. J. O'Brien,
P. W. Sriiith, Walter Godwin, E. J. Collins,
O. B. Smith,
Streets, avenues and alleys n. H. Mar
tin, chairman; W. E. Carver, J. Freeh,
Walter Donaldson, Loring Cbappell, Wash
P. Evans, G. B, Rose, N. D. Adams, W. L.
Hughes, Dr. D. B. Street, S. Sowerbutts,
J. B. Algate.
Water, lights, and sewers A. H. F.
It Is surprising to think that we can buy
custom-made clothing at prlces'llke these
$35 suits or overcoats for $15; $40 suits
or overcoats for $18. Pants which were
made to order for less than half price.
These are the prices that the Misfit Cloth
ing Parlors, 407 Seventh street northwest,
are selling clothing for.
Ilolsten, chairman: E Q. Gunson, J. R.
Colvin, n. F. Barms, E. II. Tompkins,
William Blerly, J B. Algate, J. B. Burke,
William Leschcr, II. Koos, B. Ostnian.
Assessments and apportionment of ap
propriations N. L. King, chairman; A.
J Donaldson, S. Sowcrbutts, Albert Rob
inson, J. B. Burke, I. E-Cole, Z. T.Jenkins,
J. R. Johnson,
Public parks nnd spaces J. B. Alg.it p.
chairman; B. L. Nevins, Jr., Dr. J. -McAllister,
J. D. Illntcrnlsth, F. P. Brnudls,
B. F. Seaton, M. Joseph, J. H. Branson,
J. P. Rudy.
On s. hools E. Dalyrlmple. chairman; II.
II. Martin, W. O. Miller, 1'. A. Flancgin. J.
Millard, Dr. M. A. CustU, G. B. Rose, J. B,
Algate. B. P. Entrekln, A. O. Nash.
Public conveyance J. B. Burke, chalr
man;N. L. King, P. W. Smith, A. J. Donald
son. W. O. Fowler. G. B. Hose. J. B. Stryker,
B. F. Barnes, I). C. Smith.
ProiHjsed legislation Evan II. Tinker,
thnirman; Dr. E. M. Gallaudc-t, Rev. C.
Gillespie, B. N. Seymour, W. A. Johnston.
J. Freeh. W. O. Fowler, W. J.rrizzcll. J.G.
Banhfield, J. H. Lewis.
Sanitary affairs J. R. Colvin, chairman;
J. B. Algate, Dr. J. MoAllstcr. Dr. M. A.
Custis, Dr. D. B. Street, T. A. Keisel. A. B
Clarke, B. L. Andrews, J. T. Bischoff. 8.
Sowcrbutts, George Thornton.
Police nnd fire department S. Sowcr
butts, iha!rman:F. A. Flanegin, M.Joseph.
J. W. Hughes, William Donaldson, George
Klllcen. William C. Ricks. W. S. Babbitt,
E.R. Martin, A. Ostman.T. A. Perry.
DEBS TO TH A IN.
There Will He Xo Strike On the Great
I n..,., .. .... . . .r.. i many months.
President Debs, of the American Railway
"Woodstock, nu Nov. 0, ISfio.
"Citizen George Francis Train, New York
it- t .- -.,. , -- . , ., ,,
My Der Friend- lour patriotic lines
are received and will lie ptibllshrd with
pleasure in an early Issue of the Railway
Times. I will se-c to It, .that copies are
Tin-re- will be no strife on the Great
Northern. The railroads, the courts,
the army and the government make too
ng a combination for an organization
roniruii-l if flcf.-nselens ami. to :l lanre
! extent, half-starved workingmen- For
I ?T )v"nU o kindness and good cheer
",a"!i y"u nBa,n anu apr"- "a'n"-J
the Jail door opens and I begin where I
left ofr. Yours sincerely,
"EUGENE V DEBS.-
WAITING FOll Tim WORD.
Ilouievcekers Renily to nush Cpon
the Xez Perees Heservntlon
Lewlston, Idaho, Nov. 11. There are
enough home-seekers already in camp
near the Ncz Pcrccs reservation to take all
The desirable lands to be upened lor set-J
tlement by proclamation or the President
November IS. Several hundred are wait
ing in this vicinity for the opening day
and hundreds more arc In camp at other
Many or those who will make a rush Into
Cold Springe, In the southern part or the
reservation, have already crossed the line
and It is understood the Indian acent will
I drive them out.
JAPANESE MAIL LINE.
To Run to Thl- Country with Sutosl
I dlzeel hteuiners.
Taeoma,Wasb.,Nov. 11. The new Japan
' night, said he had been ordered by his gov-
. eminent to mako a report on the feasibility
nrnst.ititichiiii- n .i.mmi. mnti lino )., this
I He will ascertain what advantages the
1 Pacific coast cities ofrcr for a terminus.
The Hue is to be established by the existing
Japanese mall steamship company, which
la honviiv snhsirtirn.1 bv ihi irnvernnienr.
and e-an establish the proposed line with
extra steamers purchased for use as trans
ports during the recent war.
Election Conte-.ts FJcoldcd.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Va., Nov. 11. The electoral
board ot Pitts) lvanla today decided in
favor of Wood, Republie-an, for the house,
over White, Democrat; taking the ground
that they had no right to correct an error
found in Whites favor.
The matter trill I
go into the courts. The board of Halifax j
decided In favor ot Calvin Hudson, Demo
crat, throwing out the vote ot News Ferry
on account ot Irregularities.
Acquitted of tho Chnrgo of Murder.
(Special to The Times.) '
Richmond, Va., Nov. 1 1. The celebrated
Magnolia Williams trial at Saluda, in Mid
dlesex county, closed tonightby the Jury
acquitting the accused. The Jury was out
ten minutes and the vcnllct was received
with tremendous cheering by thecrowd that
packed the court room. She was charged
with the murder of her husband.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11. The suit be
tween the Westlnghouse Airbrake Company
ori'ittsburg, and the Bo) den Brake Company
ot Baltimore, for alleged Infringement or
Westlnghouse patent on qulek-action air
brake, dated March 29, 1887. was de
cided today by the United States circuit
courj; ot appeals at Richmond, Va., in favor
of the Boyden Company on all points.
All In Favor of Cuba.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 11. Gov. Altgcld,
Gov. Atkinson, -Mayor Swift, Mayor King,
and other speakers tonight declared for
recognition of Cuba and the enrorccment
or the Monroe doctrine. The speeches
were made at a re-ceptlon tendered tTTtbo
Cook county Democracy by the Young
Men's Democratic League, or Atlanta.
New York, Nov. 11. Mr. Monroe, busi
ness manager or the North American Re
view, says that Mr. Gladstone is at pres
ent preparing a series ot articles ror the
North American Review on "The future
state and the condition of man In It." The
Review will begin this highly important
scries in Its January number.
Mine. DelornoV Sale.
The first day was a grand sue-ccsa. Today
I offer the greatest bargains In fine Laces
andRibbons ever seen. S.SAMSTAG,
Startling Testimony of a Gambling
Honc- Keeper Stated the Ex-Snper-lnu-iideiit
or Now York Police Came
uk ltc-uulurly ror Ills Share as tfa
New York, Nov. 1 1. Christian W. Schaef
fer testified before the Commissioners of
Accounts this afternoon that Ic had given
ex-Superintendent of Polite Thomas Byrnes
a quarter of the receipts frcm a keno game
which In- ran at No. T23 Lroadway. The
witness also swore under oatli that his
partner had informed him that he had
paid blackmail to ex-Fire Commissioner
Scannall, who at the- time, it was said by
the witness, had Just been let cut of prison
and went around to gambling places col
lecting tribute from the proprietors. The
name of ex-Police Inspector McLaughlin
was also dragged In by the witness, who
swore that he bad paid him protection
Schaerrcr did not testify readily. At
one time he caused a smile by remarking:
"Why, Byrnes came ns regularly after his
money as the landlord."
BYRNES WAS KING.
He rirst met Byrnes about 1872 or 1873.
He had Just been made captain or the
The witness said. "He passed by one
night when I was on the stoop and said:
'You seem to be presumptuous. You are
keeping open here in a way that I don't
like. I want to let you know that I am
king here.' "
Then the witness told Byrnes that he
would see him in a day or two. SchacfTer
then went to see Police Commissioner
Nichols, whom he knew, and Nichols told
him that li would tell Byn.es that If he
closed Scharffcr up that he would have
to close up every house In the precinct.
He did not tell Byrnes what Nichols said
Later he saw Byrnes and told him that te
would give- him n quarter or the profits
from a keno game that he was running.
Byrnes made no objections, aud he gave
him liis.quarter. He met Bvn.es persorally
and paid him; he gave him between 52,000
and $3,000. He paid him as lorg as he
"Did he come regularly?"
"Well." said the witness, "he came as
regularly as the landlord." There was no
go-between and bethought that he was the
1 uin pome uiiiuai viui wuom lucre wao
I u,',,,,,. Hc ran kcno mt!
flftevn mouths and palel Byrnes regularly.
MCLAUGHLIN WANTED MONEY.
. jEx-lnspcclor "McLanghlln had sent fox
him one lime and told hlin be wanted money.
McLaughlin gota check for $000 and $100
besides. The police often got half of what
he made. Witness said that his partner,
i Jackman, told him he had paid ex-Fire
I Commissioner Scannell $100 as collector
for police blackmail.
Tlie witness "said that he had trouble at
116i! Broadway. A man who had run up
against bis game, quit $920 the loaer and
complained to Williams. Williams sent
ror witne-ss and he turned over $700 of the
$920 to the captain. That was the only
time he had paid any money direct to
Williams. He said that when the police
wanteel to make believe that the gambling
"Joint" was closed he got the tip In ad
vance aud put the paraphernalia on the
roof, and when they called the rooms were
vacant. The Jordan to whom he referred in
his testimony was Supt. Jordan. He said
that Byrnes' share of the keno game was
between $200 and $400 a month.
The investigation then adjourn e-el.
HIOTLNG AT A FUNEHAL.
Doll,. inlan AnnreliUt-i Attack the Po
lice? and Many Are Wounded.
Prague, Nov. 11. A man natne-d Czlzek,
a member of the Oinleelina, a secret revo
lutionary society that wus broken up by the
authorities some months ago, was released
from prison a few days 3ko under amne-sty
granted by Emperor Francis Joseph to all
political prisoners in Bohemia.
Shortly alter his release hc committed
suicide, and his funeral, which took place
today, was made the accasmn of a riotous
'""- fa"-- .-.. .-
I '" number 10,000 person, gathered at
.' the cemetery and tried to prevent the
I : .. .... ...... II. Il..n A,-., tha
remains, because Czlzek bad been an
The police, who wen- present In strong
force. Intervened to maintain onler, where-
I tuion they were set upon by th- crowd and
a serious llKUk mvuiiru. a i-ipi; uuu.t
of the rioters wen- wounded. Several of
the ringleaders were arrested.
M.UHDEHED IN HIS STORE.
William Krauer's Throat Cut from
Ear to Ear.
New York, Nov. 11. Wm-Krauer. a Ger
man, forty years old, was found dead in his
store this morning with every evidence that
l l.rwl .n hrntnllv mnrrtprtMl. hTrnnpr's
throat was cut from car to ear. His
left eye had been gouged out and lay upon
the floor. His head was horribly bat
tered and hacked.
Beside the body were found a batcher,
covered with blood, and a meat knife, with
n blade about a root long, the bladeor which
was also smeared with blooel.
What had tecn a pool or blood soaked Into
the floor, surrounded the boely. An em
ploye or Krauer's, itls suj posctl, committed
the crime. Tlie motive has not yet been
I-nibc-zzlcr ltnno Drought Hack.
Laredo, Tex., Nov. 11. Rlehard Rowe,
the Iowa embezzler, was brought heavily
shackled from Mexico this morning in
charge ot Detective W. F. Forsythe, of the
Pinkerlons. They left this afternoon for
Auction Sale-- To-elny.
Ratcllffe, Sutton Co., 920-Penusylvanla
avenue northwest. Huron street, between
Columbia and Sheridan avenues, frame
dwelling, lot 23. block 17. Meridian Hill,
by order of I. W. Nordlmger and P. A.
Darneille, trustees. Sale today, 4:30 p. m.
Duncanson Bros., Ninth and D streets
northwest. Sunderland Place northwest.
No. 1912, three-story brick dwelling, lot
73, square 11G, by order of M. Ash ford and
C. II. Williamson, trustees. Sale today,
4 p. m.
Thomas Dowling A Co..Cl2E streetnorth
west. P street northwest. No. 1C35, three
story brick dwelling, lot 13, square 180.
Sale today, 4:30 p. ru.
Walter B. Williams & Co- 1001 Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest. R street north
west. No. 909. three-storv tr.-k dwelling,
lot 0, square 363. by order otH.O. Claugh
ton, assigne-c. Sale today, 4:30 p. m.
Vermont avenue northwest. No. 161G,
three-story brick dwelling, lot C, square
277, by order ot same. Bale toelay, 5 p. m.
Will fit you any shape or height as If
they were made by the finest custom tailor.
Wear Dyrenforth overcoat this winter.
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