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THE .MOBNiyQ TIMES, StKSyAT, DECEMBER 8, 1838.
UEnUIEUD 811 GS
Statements Tending to Show
Identity of Their Promoters.
a COMBINE OF INTERESTS
01110 of tlio Gentlemen in tUo Now
York l'uri-nt Company Gh 1'ooplo
Will TJie Aeutyli'no to Alunduii tlio
Standard Oil Company' "uptitlia.
l'mlMlillltltfit of u Deal.
Borne additional facta bearing on the
possibility of acctjleno becoming an ar
ticle of general use and availability were
furnished yesterday to The Times. The
nrticJe In The Times yesterday lias caused
considerable comment and especially with,
reference to the iossibllity, and facta bear
ing on the probability, of a deal between
either of Uio two companies, which, It U
stated, must work together Tor the pro
duction of acctjleno gas, with coal gas
A decidedly Interesting interview was
had yestirday with one of the gentlemen
who hae been trjiug to get at the inside,
working of the discovery for Uio benefit
of the imor. lie said lie had his attention
attracted by a "rather limping anonymous
defrtiso" of the acctjlcne people in one of
the afttrnoou pjirn., nil cli was pctibly
written under tn"plraliou. lie said Uiat
lie was further impelled to remove some
of the impressions apt to be produced by
that publication and cpeclall) as It sought
to ans'.ur some of tho arguments be had
furnished to The Times.
"It U not a little nmuslng," he said, "to
those who eau read between the lines to
cote the eagerness tv illi which the acetylene
people (oi somebody for them) rush Into
print a l the first public expression of doubt
as to thu valldlty.of their claims. I
'How their generoJs bosoms glow with
Indignation at any attempt to cheat tue
pub!!; of au opportunity to throw off the
galling chains of monopolistic tyranny, and
bow ready they are to come forward and
Jay at the feet of tliat public their own
beautiful and cheap discovery as a remedy j
for all the ills It has endured In the matter J
or artificial light, far lo. these many yearn.
"IIow eloquently they point out ll-at all
similar advances In science bavemetslml'ar
detractors, bat hate, in spite of all, fjnally
emerged triumphant In the enjojment of a
complete vindication, etc. Unfortunately
for them, the Tacts, as far as they can be
ascertained, point to quite a different
"From 18D0, when Mr. Wilson, In tb
Tillage of Spray, N. C, while c-irrylng on
somo experiments in quite a different dlrec- I
Hon, accidentally produced calcic carbide,
well guarded. Tet we fled that the chief
fas corporations of the country nre already
In control of acetylene rights for the mot
raluable territory In the United Slates,
and one of the effects of this control will
lie their cmancipitlon from the thraldom
ef the Slaudard Oil Company, from whose
agencies they obtnln the naphtha so largely
reed by them, the Intention being, of coure.
to substitute a verv smrll percentage of
acetylene for the quantities of the other
hydrocarbon and thereby Improve their
hold on the public by giving them a much
tatter article for their money without
materially, If at all, Increasing their own
AX AID TO SIONOrOLr.
"The growing -demand for munlcipil
control o gas plants would thtrebj be
checked, and their monopoly strengthened.
To show that this Mew of the situation
Is not unfounded. It may be tufflcient to
mention that among the directors cf tl.o
New Icrk Company, the following names
"Charles F. DIetrlcV, asoc!ated with
Tarlous gas companies; Haron E. J. Jerz
manons.l, a well-lnown gas expert and
president of the Equitable Gas Company:
Mr. Troal, secretary and treasurer of
ieTcral Western pas comparies; Capt. S.
P.. IIaes. president of V.'rst Fide Elevated
Railway In Chicago, and Anthony N. Brady.
This company controls all the United
Elates and South America.
"So that it would appear that gas inter
ests, far from being inimical to and afraid
ef acetylene, are tl cmsclves the very head
and front of the enterprise, nnd anyone
who thinks for a moment that acetylene
can be a serious competitor of gas at
resent rates of n.anufacture, is simply
net In it.'
"The dlffererce in cost of production
is too great. A ton of coal will give
10,000 cubic ftet of gas. So will a ton
of calcic carbide, it is said, but from this
point on, the divergence Is wide. A ton
af coal costs the gas companies somewhere
between SI nrd $5, pcrlaps. A ton of
rarbi.le. It Is admitted, costs $20. There
are several very remunerative bjproducls
(coke, etc.). In the manufacture of coal
ras, but none in the manufacture of acety
lene. Th"n, unless compressed Into a
liquid the convenience which constitutes
ne of Its thief merits, is vvholl lest, and
compression to 700 pounds per square
toch Is a cosily prociss to apply to any
thing Intended for popular consumption.
Bteel cylinder must beprov ided, and freight
fald on them
TOO EXPENSIVE FOR GOOD.
"Now, when all these items arc summed
p. It is easy to see that, except In the
cases wIasv conveniens; will overbalance
rWir viva ulk.
a great deal more
money on that big con
signment we received
from our factory, only
it was so big we were
rather scared of it, and
put the prices down
very low much too
for a magnlfieint Orer
coit hcrssjs, Hel
tons, Hearers Just ins
for a splendid Suit,
maduol In best ma
terial, cut In the latest
621 Pa. Ave.
Under Metropolitan Hote',
consideration of price-, merely, (and It Is
lUely there are such), acetjleno must
of necessity be loo expensive to mii plant.
"lrom the statements and figures given
hr tlm rnmn.inv itself this is the only
1 conclusion possible. It It Is an erroneous
one they alone are to blame.
I "Acetjlene Is a beautiful gas this no
' one will diny, and It Is perhaps no more
poisonous or explosive, or In any way
more dangerous than any other, but all its
good qualities are negatived by its ex
cessive cost as shown by the analysis of
the comranv's own statements."
A "Washington chemist, uno has vlsiled
the experiment room of the acetylene
company, said that he has not yet learned
the constituent, elements of the gas. lie
had yet seen no formula.
He was asVed if he could give any Infor
mation on the question broached by a
writer In The Times as to vvnat cueci me
gas would hav e on the receptacles in which
I It Is to be stored in the basement of houses.
He said that he could not, tor uio reason
that to ascertain this It would be necessary
to Innw nil about the liquid contained,
what was Its true composition, what was
the real pressare, and oilier considtratlons.
tm n-ii nressare.
He was assured, however, uy we uoui
pany that the reservoirs were perfectly
KECOKDS OP TH15 COURTS.
Faulty Suits J. T. Vnrnell & Con vs.
Margaret I Prooke et ah: Judgment cTed
ltors bill for sale, patriots ID and 20,
MUarc 113. complainants solicitors v. u.
Bholes anil VT. K. roulton.
Circuit Court, No. 2, Juilc- XlcConm
Vale vs Hill et nl.; Judgment on publica
tion and Judgment of cordemnatlon. Iiir
bntt vs. Florckbrr: motion lo vacato dis
missal of suit and to reinstate case en
caleuda r overruled. II.irrn.Rton vs. Hoover;
motion to quash execution sustained.
PlcVrcll vs Thompson, new trial ordered
and re-lnstate on calendar In relative po
sition pursuant to mandate.
Criminal Court, No. 1 Judge Cole Wil
liam F. Kill vs John P. Love, julgirent un
verdict. S Demonyeol vs. Charles Shafer,
Judgment on verdict, llyer B. Newman
vs. lljrtla V. Webb. Miction lo retax costs
granted, four days' attendant? allowed
to each wltress (two), for defendant.
Circuit Court. No. 1 Jotliv landley
Butter Brothers vs. Herfurlh A Co ; ;udg
nwfll bv default. v,a?gaman vs. District
of Columbia, et al.; Judgment on certiorari.
Smith vs. District of Columbia, do. Hop
kins vs. Ohio National Bank, judrnitnt
for plaintiff on motion. Ii-clc I-on vs.
Gwynn, motion Tor Judgment overruled.
Washington lja:i and Trust Company vs.
E. nnd C. Ball Hey. et aU motion to dismiss
writ as to Brown overrule, bnn'e vs.
sann. motion for Judgment vs. Brown
Equity Court, No. 1, Chief Justice Bing
ham Wallace vs. Tucker; reference to au
ditor ordered. Dabncy vs. Smith: sue
decre-cd, Charles W. Iarr, trustee, to ecll
Pearson vs. Smith; receiver authorized to
Puv rent: sale confirmed nM. Stiele vs.
Lteele: testimony berore IV. HerbertHnilth,
examiner, ordered taken. Slilpe vs. hhlpe;
ordereil on cilenilar for preeiit term,
ltausom vs. Qulnn: appearance of absent
defmdants ordered. Peach vs. Beach;
payment of fund from reglstty ordered.
Couley vs. Scaggs: nference to auditor or
dered. Bailey v s. uninth.iv er; si le decreed,
1 T. r.awlings, S. T. and E. H. Thomas,
trustees, to sell. Brodt vs. Ilarltng: dalles
O. Crane allowed to intervene. West vs.
West; testimony before Albert llarirf-r,
examiner, ordered taken. Hills ve. II1113;
tstlmony btfore Wllliani 11. Shipley, ex
aminer, ordered taken.
Lqulty Court No.2, Justice Hagner Snck
vs 1'errine; argument concluded and sul
niittod. I'lotiale Court, Judge Hagner Estato of
Martha Standard; Inventories of person
ality S77.362.32, and money 512,253 Cl,
filed. WasliliiKtou Loan and Trust Com
pany, guardian to estates of Charles
LothboUiler and James I". Daly;
final receipts filed. Estate of Horace
Piper proof of publication filed.
ERtate of Uobert IMik, final notice naming
Friday, January 10, 1800, for settlement.
Estate of Mary A. McKay, do. Estate of
Mary A. Myers, walverof Wm. Myers, filed.
Claus on a .Rambler.''
HOT UL JBE OPPOSED
Narihwasi Property (tars Who
Favor Street Extension.
APPRECIATE THE BENEFITS
Some of Them Willing to Dedicate.
Lund for New Street Without
CompeiiKutlon Action of Exclxo
Board Upon LlceiiKCB Clituf Kuj:l
ntrer l'a rrl Thirty Yeu r In Serv lc
Opposition to the extension of streets
In the Northwest does not extend to all
property own era. Some of them seem to be
willing to lake their chances on getting
the millions $13,000,000 intimated by
Mr. Chnplu Brown to pay for lands to be
taken for streets in some oilier way than by
direct appropriation. Some of them bi
llet e the benefits of having the streets
made would be a sufficient return. In
fact there is a suspicion that most of tliem
would be pirfcctly satisfied to get the
streets, after they are dedicated, graded,
and made at public expense. The talk of
$13,000,000 to pay for lands for streets
Is considered to be used upon the theory
that If very much Is asked. It leaves Con
gress it clinuue to cut down and much will
Mr. C. C. GIo v er, of RIggs & Co., who man
ages the finances of several concerns In
terested In Northwest property, was clos
eted Willi Major Powell for a time yes
terday. It is understood ho was consult
ing upon the location of streets In the
neighborhood of the American University.
He is nady to dedicate ground in certain
localities there as soon as the streets are
LICENSES GRANTED AND HELD UT.
At the meeting of Ihc excise board Friday
night nlnetj-four appl'catlons for Ilcmses
were approved, three rejected and sixty
four held for n hearing by brief, to be glvtn
the applicants at some day yet to be fixed.
Notice of the date will be sent to each. The
cases acted upon In full were published in
Tiie Evening Times exclusively yesterday
afternoon. Two evening sessions of the
board will probably be held tills week to
fiulsli the conspiration of the remaining
239 licenses, marked by Mr. Johnson to
hold for further evidence.
The cases where licenses were refused
were as follows: William IS. Campbell,
barroom, Anacostla, probably on account
of the great opposition to any saloon there
developed a few months ago; James Rav,
No. 1303 D street northwest, who was
recently convicted of receiving stolen
property; James Doylo, wholesale, 431
First street southwest.
Aboat thirty licenses were taken out for
barrooms yesterday afternoon, bringing
Into the Dbtrlet treasury sumo $12,000.
Chief Engineer Parris of the fire depart
ment, was siity years old vcsterdiy. He
has been In the service thirty jears, and
for nearly ten years has been chief. Ho
has spent all his life hero and has been at
every big fire in forty years.
B. F. Russell and James L. White were
appointed pulk-emcn for duty at the Capitol.
The appointment of Ray Gilpin as en
gineer and M. R. Jacobs, laborer, at tho
Girls' Reform Bebnol, have been held up;
tho appointment of Ovorsccr Booth was
A stir was created In the District Build
ing yesterday morning by smoke nnd smell
of coal oil, mixed with steam, coming up
froru the basement. Several persons en
the upper floors grew a llttlo nervous as
the blaek tlo id rolled up the stairway, and
Inspeitor Brady went down to sec what
was the matter. He found the engineer was
turning steam In second boiler that had
been recently elcnned, and suggested that
next time It would be better done outside
Dr. Woodward recently caused to bo
madean Inspeitlon of the Treasury Depart
ment with reference to the origin of
tvphold fevr there. No reason wis found
to believe that there was In the building
anything to produce the disease.
Crocker's. Shoo Sale.
When Crocker purchased enormously of
shoes before the recent rise In leather,
he did so as an Investment.
Crocker's judgment was correct, and
his customers have received the benefit
The stock purchased, however, was
so great tl at funds had to be raised to
pay for It.
Even now money Is cecdtsl for this pnr
pose, and Mr. Crocker has decided to hold
a reduction sale on every pair of shots
In the store.
The sale commences tomorrow and the
wise one-N will be on band earij to take
advantage of It.
The Dcn.h.lii Orlentnl Art Collection,
which has been on view at Lntlmer'n Art
Galleries. 12211 and 12S1 G street, dur
icg the past week, will be offered at pub
lic auction tomorrow, December 0, at 11
a. m. nnd 2 30 p. m. (and 8 p. in., pic
tures and books only). The sale will con
tinue through the entire week, mornings,
afternoons and evenings.
It Is estimated that over 15,000 people
have examined this magnificent collec
tion during the past week.
Stoll's great December sLoe sale tomor
row. See page announcement in ! Ms paper.
A perfume that Is lujccstlio of tho
frarraut siseotness of a coasertatory
QUEEH ANHE GOIsOGNE. '
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It Is a doliclons Kendlojof Ills rich
rorollvllh flowery wSors, and Is tho
queen o: lerluuies. '
Modern Pharmacy, . .
Uth an'd F Sts. N. W.
MAKES FAIR REPUBLICANS
Mrs. J. Ellon Foster, Leader "of 6.
0. P. Women, in the City.
WUat tho Lndlefl of Her Association
Ate Doing lu Educational Work
and 1'rnctlcal Vote-Miiklug.
Women are very much In politics of late,
particularly in Republican politics. Mrs.
J. Ellen Poster, president of the Woman's
Uepubllian Association of the United
States, arrived in Washington fruhl" Chi
cago last night, and took apaitments at
the Stralhniore ArtnsT
bho is here to attend the-meetings of
party leaders, and will remain during tbe
'present week. Chicago Is her choice for
tho convention city, Iwt her .particular,
concern la forfurlbirlng the organization
of wtikh sho Is the bead, and which nmr
extends to nearly every Slate in the Union.
"Do not, please," said Mrs: Foster lo
Tbe Times, last nlghtf" confound our
work with that of wohian suffragists.
Many of our individual members believe
In feminine franchise, but that Is not
In any sense tho object.
"Tho Woman's Itepabliean Association
believes In polltlial cducatl m In the par
lor, In the nursery. In tbe selinol every
where; In fuct, where there 'Is need of
knowledge In tho questions wnlch vitally
concern this nation.
"Of course," added Mrs. Foster with a
smile. "I think that with such knowh-dgo
comes a belief that the principlesTiir which
tho Republican party stands are those
i which will best conserve the good of tho
country. Women arc naturally Republi
cans anil tbe protective Idea Is gcrtnauc to
i "Practical vote making?" she answered.
res. Indeed. Stateandelty committeemen
In New York will tell'you that, and put
West, where she baB the franchise In many
fatates, women's own votes are counted
where only her Influence counts In the East.
Women overthrew Waltelin 1n Colorado,
and her voice and vote nre alwajs on tho
side of good government."
Mrs. Foster leaves Washington the latter
part of the week for an extended lecture
tour. She Is In close touch with the State
and national officers of her organization
and Is already laying one a campaign for
Cbamp Kemp, colored, the keeper of one
of tbe cook houcs at tti St. Asaph track,
Mm, in thi notice station yesterday cven-
I Ing and swore out a rlarxaut for tbe arrest
of Alfred Thompson; comreo, wcoin ue
charged with bavtos Stolen $100 from
him. Kemp stated that be1 with Thompson
bad spent I'nday night la o bou'e on
&outh 1'ltt street, near Tranklln, and that
during the n'ght Thompson, who knew
he had tbe money, got up and abstracted
It irom his vest pocket. Lieut, fctnitn and
Officer Ferguson arrested Thompson at the
St. Asaph track vesterday evening and
locked him up. When starched at the
station ?20 was round In bis pockets. To
The limes rt porter last night be denied
all kuowledgeoi tbe thi ft and claimed that
if nay wa3 committed It was by one of two
other men uho slept In tbe room with
Kimp and himself on Friday night. The
case came up before Mayor Thompson last
night at 7 o'clock.
Lina Bolden, colored, was arrested at
tbcloeal depot last night by Officer ouug
on a charge of carrying concealed weapons.
On last bunday nUbt Bolden and a negro
named Washington got Into a difficulty
during whiih uoldeu drew a pistol and
threatened lo shoot. The police nave been
looking for him since the trouble occurred.
There Is a strong feeling In the elty that
more stringent laws for the punisnmeiit
of tramps and other vagrants are nttiled
In Alexandria. Ilie ill Is Just low over
run by"Wanderlng Willies," and the house
holders are subjected to very great annoy
ance. On Friday night last a tramp was
discovered in the house of Noble Lindsey,
one of the police commissioners', on bouth
Fairfax street, by Mrs. Llmlscy, who was
aloue In the house with her small children.
Her screams brought several geutlemenfrom
the neighborhood, but In the mefntlme the
"hobo" had made his escape without git
ting anything. Mrs. Llnd'ey was so badly
frightened that a physician had to be call
ed in to ndmlnister a sedative. It Is pro
posed to hive council pass a law empower
ing the major to put all vagrants to work
breaking up btoue m tho old canal locks.
It looks very much as It Alexandria Is
to have a public parade on Washington's
birthday next year, bomo veeks ago the
Junior Order of Un' ed American Mechanics
started a moveme t looking to a parade,
and at the last meeting of tho rellerbook
and ladder company a committee was ap
pointed for the same purpose. The fire
companies, the Light Infantry, and mili
tary, and secret societies from ashington
villi beluvlted to participate.
Judge Chichester, of the Fairfax county
court, was In the city yesterday and said
that lie had summoned a special Jury to
Indict Poss and Henry, who robbed Mr.
McClintock, and that they would be tried
at the term of his court, beginning on the
third Monday of this month.
Major B.F.Howard, chief of theRIdimond
police, has notiricd tho police authorities
hereto look out for W.H.Brllcy, whodisap
peared from Ills home In Richmond on
December 1, and was seen next day In
Ljucliburg. Since that lime all trace of
him has been lost. Ho Is described as being
about forty-five years of age, flvo feet
eight lnch,es In height, stoutly built with
blue eyes and gray hair. He Is thought to
be In this neighborhood.
Barney Phillips, who was on Friday sent
to the chain gang for stealing a quantity of
ojsters from the sloop Llla Hill, made his
escape from the chain gang i esterday morn
ing, but J esterday evening Officer James
Smith learned of hU whereabouts In
Washington and procured his arrest and
brought him back tti this city.
The city off Iclals'tiave become tired of
tho promises r tEo railway authorities
here to stop blocking the streets witli long
trains on tho Southern and on tho Penn
sylvanla tracks, which aro never kept
clear, and tbe polito have now received
positive Instructions from the major to
arrest the engineer and conductor of
every train that Tlolutes tbe elty or
dinances by blocking the streets. A fine
of 55 will be Imposed -for each offense.
Rev. Frank T. Benson, pastor of the
Methodist Protestant Church, will have
a special service for young men In the
thureh on North Washington street this
evening at & o'clock.
Mr. Riibard L. "Windsor, administrator
of the estate of Col. I. A. Windsor, yes
terday gave bond In the circuit court
Judge Nicol, la tbe sum of 55,000, with
the American Trust Company of Balti
more ns his surety.
As Sheriff Palmer Btlll continues quito
sick at his homo In the county, the negro
boy, Albert Hawkins, will not be taken to
Richmond to begin his term of eighteen
years in the penitentiary until tomorrow
Mr. Charles J. Wise entertained a num
ber of his friends of the Alexandria Club
at an oyster supper in the Exchange and
Ballard Hotel Tost night.
Death ol Mr. Julia Frnser Danels.
Mrs. Julia Frascr Danels died at the
family residence, No. 012 M street north
west, last Friday, after an illness or eight
weeks. Mrs. Danels was a direct de
scendant of a baronial family,, being tbe
granddaughter of Qen. Thomas Fraser
and niece of tbe late Princess Caroline
Muratv The funeral will take place to
morrow, at II a. m. and the interment at
Book Crtek Cemetery.
m m -hid
Republicans at Work Reorganiz
ing the Senate Committees.
DEMOOHATS ARE QOIKQ OUT
JTliry Aro Too Much in the Minority
to Attempt to Hold ou to Any
thing A Contest Though MuyComo
Over tho Officer Itcsultn Comlmz
The Republicans aro going right ahead
Ljvltb the reorganization of the Senate com
Senator Sherman's caucus committee
expects to present next week for the con
sideration of the Senate a full list of
committee members. These will bo pre
sentiHl as coming from a majority side.
A .peculiar condition confronts tbe Sen
ate. The Republicans have forty-two
votes, the Democrats tbirty-nlne, and tho
Populists six. Neither party has a major
ity. The Democrats refuse to assume tbe
responsibility of legislation, and tbo Pop
upusts cannot, so tiie Ktpunltcaiis must.
It is generally understood now that the
Ueinueiata u ill not ciiHTaii) resistance to
the n organization of the -enato commit
tees. The contest may come vvben the Re
publicans attempt lo select a secretary
unci scrgvaiil-at-arms after the holidays.
. The caucusing of Republicans during
the past week bas settled one thing, and
that Is that precedent vill be followed In
selecting the chairmen of tho various com
mittees. Young Seuitors will have to
lake ilielr turn. 1 nej mast begin at tlio
bottom and work their way up.
- Tins sets at rest all reports of revolt
ana upriiug on tne part of tee younger
Western men. They uave been told ii.at
tbey must tako tbclr turn. There arc
enough chairmanships for ull, but no oue
i ecu expect lo see some active young fel
low from the West at tbe head of Appro
priation", Finance or torelgn Affairs.
The Jouug men have been wonderfully
treated so Mr. In the Republican caucus
Senator Pritcliarct was pue on me caucus
committee of nine, nn unprccefiented honor.
Of course Mr. l'ruciiaiu is Irom tbe South,
and It ma j have been a recvgutllon as
'i Ue Republicans are going to accept the
responsibility. They know tbey cuunot
pass any party legislation. They oaveonly
u,plurallty. But ine party vv ill trust to tbe
good common sense of tbe American peo
ple lo understand mis.
Tbe Populists maj split when It romes (
to some of tliee questions and help tl-e
Republicans out. This is especially tbe
,ca,se It any tarirf legislation comes ui
A number of the Popuilstsnre lartir meu.
Tue work of tbe Conimiuee on Appro
priations may to divided, senator Du- '
oois iesoiuuon way go mrougu. jb uix-n
certain committees a chance tbey haven't
now. It also distributes tbe respousibilit)
of tbelengtb or sessions and theamountof
appropriations. The older men are op
posed to the climge, thinking the present
plan more economical.
Under the new organization Senator Al
lison hiads the Appropriations Committee,
Senator Sherman on.rorcign Relations, Sen
ator Morrill on I inaace and Senator Chand
ler on Immigration.
benator McMillan will be at the bead of
the District Coaunittee-. It Is possible that
Virginia ma receive recognition on this
committee ou the Democratic side, and that
benator Baker of Kanis ina be one of
the uen Republican members.
Senator Lodge v. Ill Lead tbe Education
nnd Labor Commlttie, or that on Civil
birvlceand Retrenchment: ScnatorPcrktns
of California, will probably be cualrmun
of the Committee ou Civil Service and Re
trenchment, or Lducation and Labor; Air.
Morrill and Mr. Lccge, the rankii a nitni
tiers, preferring oiuer committees.
benator Mititiell of Oregon will gel tbe
Committee on Claims, ana Senator Squire
of Washington, that on coast defenses.
This gives tne Pacific slope a strong repre
sentation. benator Frye will bo on the Committee
on C.immeree, Senator Piatt will have a
cbolex between several and will perhaps
take either Indian AKairs or Territories.
It is likely that thero will be a new chair
man on Privileges and Elections, as Sena
tors Hoar, Mitchell, and Chandler wld
cuoosu other cbalraiensbips.
QUAY ON TUBLIO BUILDINGS.
Semtor Quay will be the head of tbe
Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds,
and Senator Pcttlgraw the Committee on
Public Lands or Railroads. Senator Haw
ley will be chairman of the Committee on
Military Affairs, Senator Cameron on
Senator Cuilom goes to the bead of the
Interstate Commerce Committee. Sen
ator Wolcott is In line for the Committee
on I'ostofrites and I'ost-roads. benator
Aldrich Is the only Republican member left
on the old committee on Rules. Senator
Davis will head his old committee on
As chairman of tbe Democratic caucus
Senator Gorman will occupy the commit
tee room now used by Senator Sherman.
Tbe leading Democratic Senators will be
transferred to tne ne'aos oi tue unimpor
tant committees now In the bands of tbe
Senator Hansbrougb, of North Dakota,
gets the chairmanship of agriculture and
forestry, and Senator Jones, of Nevada,
will probably lead the committee to audit
and control the contingent expenses of the
Senate. Senator CockrUI will be at the
head of the committee ou engrossed bills,
and Dubois, of Idaho, on enrolled bills.
Senator Harris will head the committee on
epidemic diseases, and Senator Peffer will
probably remain at the head of his present
Senator Sboup will head tbe Committee
on Indian ciepreslations or Territories, and
Senator Stewart may still preside over
the committee on Irrigation and re-clamatlon
of arid lands. Senator Gallinger will get
theco mmittce on mauaractures. and senator
Proctor oil expenditures of the executive
departments, or else he will take the
clnirmanshlp of the committ-e on pensions.
Senator Hale will be chairman of the
committee on relations with Canada, while
somenVw man goes to tne head of the com
Commlttee on the Revision of the Laws
I'ndercvvhkl nt Metzerott's.
Padrewski's only recital will take place
next Wednesday evening at Metzerott's
Music Hall, aud from tbe already I irge ad
vance sale of seats the house wj'l be ope
of the largest of the season. This great
pianist's reception in New York, Phila
delphia anil Boston lias been nothing short
otanova lion, and inallthreecltleshundreds
have 1.. n unable even to gain admittance.
Itcan be said that Mr. Paderewskl has made
great progress In bis art. He is a greater
pianist today than be was two years ago.
He has said himself that hedecllued to come
to America last jear because he had not
advanced sufficiently to offer himself again
to audiences In the United States. Whether
the general public w 111 perceive that he has
advanced is doubtful. Critical listeners will
certainly do so. He has gained In finger
strength very much and this enables lum
to Impart not only more brilliancy to his
scale work bat to widen the dynamic range
of those Infinite graduations of shading
which he knows so well how to use, and
f urtLerraore It assists him In the assumption
of a broader and more commanding style.
Amiability, loveliness, tenderness are Ilia
familiar elements of Mr. Paderewski's
style. Tothesebehas added accents of high
dignity, and there are moments now when
his playing becomes majestic In Its procla
mation of feeling. His art was many sided
two years.vto hat today it has moredeptb.
It always won love and gained respect; to
day It commands submission.
Beats are now on sale at Metzerott's.
TTOnKXNG MEN'S LHIHARY.
Maunder Sheuk Announces Good Pros
pects for tho Benefit.
A special meeting of tbe committee on
rules of tbe Worklngmen's Library and
Bureau of Labor was held last evening at
headquarters, No. 600 Thirteenth street,
to formulate plans for tbe government of
tbe labor bureau.
Mr. Paul T. Boweq was suggested as
member of tbe board of trustees. Manager
Shenk reported that the "benefit" to be
given at Allen's Opera House during tbe
week of December 1G-21 promises to be
a great Buccess. Tbe tickets wlU be on sale
at BO cents and $1.
After tbo meeting Mr. Bhcnk visited
several of the local labor organizations In
the Interest of the library and bureau. He
succeeded In having $6 donated for tbe
support of the Institution by the Bakers'
Assembly and also in disposing of a great
many tickets for tbe benefit
-4-16 Seventh Street
1TR ENTTaE first floor called oar Book Baismsnt devoted entirely to
Books. For the past thirty years we have mdo oar Book Basement
famous by solline Books all the year round the bast itaaiard-lltsra-tnro,
periodicalt, Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals at
Gold Lettering on Bibles and Books Free oF Charge
Works, bound lu cloth; 1- (In
mos I lu
Miscellaneous Novels, cloth I On
bound, gilt titles, 12 mos. I 0U
Works, illustrated In 101TO Cfl
Eliot's Complete Works, ff I "IC
Illustrated, in 0 vols.. ..jl.l3
Prescolt's Contpiest of Mex- QOn
loo, in 3 ola., illustrated. JOu
Cnrlyie's French Revolu- Cft
tlou, 2 vols oUU
Hug Victor, 7 vols 4J.fO
Macauley's History of Eug- Qfln
land, in 0 vols 3Uli
Cooper's Leather Stocking, Qfin
McCarthy's History of Our
Own Times, 183. to 184.(T I OC
Standard Works, new Ctyle
binding, with gilt top, IS OCn
Dickens, Charles, Complete
Works, illustrated, in 10C0 Efl
Scott's Wavcrly Novels,
llhrMratcd handsomely. In? TO
12 vols v'r 3U
Mncauli-y's Essays and QOn
Poems, 3vcH UOu
Pretcott's Conduct of Peru, 7n
2 vols., illustrated Idu
Prott's Ferdinand and QOn
Isabella. 3 v ols. Mum rated 3 0 b
Cooiht's Pea Tales, S vols. 3uC
Green's History of tbeffl IC
English People, vols..J.j0
Hume's nistory of Eng-C I QQ
land, Cv on 31.00
Poets-lted Line edition.... 4UC
Poets Bound In padded QOn
EMe Books a new volume CCn
Just out Dull
Alcott Books 95C
Uenty Books 5uG
Horatio Alger's Books.. .. OliC
Oliver Optic's Works DoG
Mark Twain's Books
lluckk thrrry Finn," "Tom
Sawrcr." Prince and
Pauper." nnd "Sketches, TQn
New and Old." OU
Mrs. Barnett's New Book
"Two Little rilgrim'sff J fi
Progress." 5 1 . 1 U
NEWSPAPER OFFICE ROBBED
Thleve3 Get $1,000 From the Pitts
One of Tliem Diverted tiie Cashier's.
Attention VVIitlet lie OttierSecured
XJnv eloper ContalnlnzSalarles.
Pittsburg, Pa , Dec. 7. A bold and sin
gularly successful robbery of a considerable
sum of money was perpetrated In tbe
business office of tbe Pittsburg Commercial
Gazette on Fifth avenue about noon today.
Tbe thieves succeeded In reaching tbe
avenue and were soon lost slgbt of in the
throng or pedestrians.
Saturday afternoon Is pay diy at tbe
Commercial Gazette. JustasCasblerCratty,
wbo was alone In tbe business office, bad
completed tbe task of Inclosing tbe money
in the envelopes two men, business-IIVe in
appearance, addressed tbe cashier on tbe
subject of placing an advertisement In Mon
day's paper. Cashier Cratty placed bis
pile of envelope s on tbe bookkeeper s table
back of tbe counter and gave bis entire at
tention to bis supposed customers.
One of tbe latter carol sly sauntered
along the counter side unV he came to a
door Ieadln3"to the office and to the table
upon which the envelopes were placed.
Stealthily he secured the treasure and was
Just In the act of withdrawing when Mr.
Cratty discovered that Le nas the victim
He grappled with tbe Intruders nnd called
for help. No ore was there to lend assist
ance and after a short struggle the thief
leaped through the window at the counter
and ran out into a ball hay through a side
door. From this It was but a step to tbe
street. The other stranger quickly with
drew through the front door and was also
soon lost to view.
Mr. Cratty could furnish the police with
but a very meagre description of his visitors
and the chances for their apprehension Is
very slight. The amount of cash taken
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FA riMERS' INSTITUTE.
Move to Hold Ore nt Annopoli Tills
The latest move on tbe part of the Tans
vllle Farmers' Club Is the appointment of a
committee to act with Cipt. R. W. Sil
vester, president of the Mariland-Agrlcul-tilral
College, to formulate plans for hold
ing a large farmers' lns'ltuteat Annapolis
during the coming session of tbe Legisla
ture, and Invitations have been extended
to prominent fanners In the State to meet
in Baltimore on the 11th Instant to arrange
Agriculturists from nil over the country
will be lnviled to address the meeting
at Annapolis, and an effort will be made
to ha vebccretaryMortonoftbeUnlted States
Department of Agriculture make an nddress,
with Gov. Lowndes to open tbe proceed
ings. - i i
NO MOKE LOBBYING.
Wilson iRsnes an Order to AH Post
The Postmaster General has Issued the
following significant order respecting all
postal employes: I
"That hereafter no postmaster, post
office clerk, letter carrier, railway postal
clerk, or ether postal employe, shall visit
Washington, whether on leave -with or
without pay, for the purpose of Influencing
legislation before Congress. Any such em
ploye who violates this order Is liable
"Postmasters and other employes of the
postal service are paid by the government
for attending to the riepcctlve duties as
signed them, which do not Include efforts
Alice's Adventures in Won
derland, board bound, illus
trated Dore's Illustrated Blbl
Gallery, large S-vo
"The Days of Anld Lang
Syne," by Ian Maclaren,
"Beside the Bonnie Briar
Bush," by Ian Maclaren.
"Napoleon from Corsica to
St. Helena." 3 JO reproduc
tions of famous paintings, T I 0C
large 8-vo 4I.U
"Art Albums," nlth 128
beautiful engravings, large CRfi
' Shakespeare's Complete
woru, 13 voia., in oox.
handy volume edition,1
"The Abbe- Constantin." by
Halvey. beautiful lUuslra- I Qn
tions, cloth bound, IC mo. I Ou
"Tbe Sorrows of Satan," by(T I I C
Marie Core-Ill. new 4 I . I J
"The Red Cockade." byf I IP
Stanley Weyman.new.. 3 1 . 1 il
"To Master," by 2ac-Z I QC
"The Brownie Through tbo
Union." by Palmer Cox.ff J I fl
care sbouina a large
and handsome line of.-
Prayer Books, and
AT CUT PRICES. .
Also tbe largest variety of
in the city -
ALL SOLD AT CUT PRICES.
New effects in
for evening wear
Spangles, pearls and
beads exquisite ef
fects in delicate
pinks, blues, greens
r yd. $2.75
Goiien's Trimming Store
523 Hth St. N. W.
mount ; su-
CASH OR IN- S,Snry,ofr.h.
roadster It la pecnliarlr excellent and
ftlU give unlimited sitlsf action. Call
and vxamino tlio 'Badger bpecIaT &t
At Wonderful Prices
Common Sense, Opera and
Kazor ioes sp endidly made
fctioos, neatly flniahed, excel
lent stoct, M.50 nnd 52.00.
Brown's Shoe Store,
305 Pa. Ave. S. E.
. J VVVV"'
to secure legislation. That duty is as
signed to the representatives of tbe peo
ple elected for that purpose.
"If bills are, introduced In either branch
off Congress affecting the postal service,
upon which any Information or recommen
dation Is desired, J am ready at all timet
to submit such as lies In my power and
Stall's great December shoe sale tomor
row. See page announcement ia this paper