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THE MORNING TIM!S MONDAY; DECEMBER 30; 1895.
ROR New Year's Calls
fashion's decree is a
Cutaway or Prince
Albert Frock until 6 p. m.
After 6 Full Dress. "We
have a matchless line of
these garments. The only
complete stock in town."
Correct styles, proper fab
rics, properly tailored, and
perfect fitting-. Prices arc:
Cutaway Coals anflYesls,S10 lo $30
Prince Albert Coats and Yeits,
$13 to $35.
Trousers lo Suit. $4 lo $10.
Full Dress Suit, $20 lo $50.
Also everything that's
proper in Dress Furnishings,
including Shirts, Collars,
Cuffs, Tics, Gloves, etc
Shoes, too. The largest
assortment of Patent and
Enamel Leather Shoes in
town. All shapes, widths
and sizes. Prices, Patent
Leather, $3, S3. 75, $4, $5
and S6. Enamel Leather,
SS, S5.50, $6 and $6.50.
If 12th & F Sts. eas.
THEIR WORK IN ARREARS
Board of Assessors Far From Hav
ing Completed Their Labors.
CoiwIdiTuhlc City Property Not Vet
Tnuclii'd mill County Hcul KntHto
A week from today, under the law es
tablishing tilt' board of asset.-ors, Messrs.
Kites, Morsell and Johnson, lo rix the alue
t real etatc In the llt-trict for taxation,
i .ie gentlemen were lo make their ftrst
leport. It became apparent sev eral monUis
igo that the would not be able to finish
by that lime.
As soon as Congress met a resolution
was introduced extending Hie time two
or three months for the usseNMiicnt of
property inside the city limtis nnd longer
or the property iiulie county. Thlshasnot
passed, but Is sure to go through and will'
accomplish Its purpose. As a relief about
which there Is no quest Ion It may iiosMbly
pass this week.
It may happen that the date for county
poperty will need to be set forward again.
This is Uie first time an assessment lias ev er
been made here in this maimer, and it is
v ery difficult to determine how long a time
will be required to do the work. Congress,
of course, considered the question of time
whwi the bill was paued and the limit set
was thought to be sufficiently remote to
allow for all contingencies. It lias been
found to be several weeks loo soon, even
lor the conipleUon of the city as-cstiucnt.
With the experience gainul in going
over three-quarters cf the city, the aspessors
have been able to deUrmine very closely
what time will be required lo finish the
northeast section, where the general
character of the proper! is much the same
ns Uiat already assessed. Butwlicn it comes
lo county work there is no experience to
act as a guide. Tlure are subdivisions
where the proceed lngw ill bcmucli the same
as In the city, after lliey are reached.
But 1! will take some time 10 reach these
places. On many days nearly the whole
time will be consumed In coming and going.
Then Uierc are the farm lunds, with all of
which no one is quite familiar. Sometimes
It will require an cniireday to reach and
assess a single farm, if the same thorough
ness observed 'Willi city holdings prevails
throughout. Furthermore, for three months
now the weather is sure lo be inclement.
There will be many days when It will be
impossible to do an thing out of doors, and
assessment will cease t nt Irely.
The board will then give their Ume to the
consideraUon of liquor licenses. This will
settle vexed questions In that department,
but will also put off the day for the asses
sors' final report on thiir mure important
labors. It Is confidently hoped, however,
that the whole job, iniluding the revlew
and making up (lie books by Assessor
Trimble, will be completed in time for col
lection of taxes under ihe new assessment
to begin on November 1, 1880.
Very seldom has aii assessment been
mado anywhere so carefully as this has
been. The board have a cohered wagon
something like a hansom, but considerably
larger. In this a table with writing
materials has been firmly set. The asses
sors drive from place lo place and personal!
Inspect the real estate which they are to
value. They take lime to view the premises
closely enough lo estimate accurately the
worth both of thesiteand ihelmprovements.
If necessary, they go inlo the rear yard
and make a rough survey of the dimensions
or Uie building. Then, with the data gath
ered they return to their vehicle and figure
out the valuation.
The lime required for arriving at a con
clusion varies greatly. Sometimes a whole
block made "up of buildings very much
alike will be assessed as quickly as a single
residence built long ago and standing apart
from other property.
KdimmdK Act Offenders.
Policeman Banna Ban, of the Fourth
precinct, arrested Henry Curtin and Bessie
Becket, botli colored, yesterday morning,
for violation of the Edmunds law.
Girl Saves a Drunkard's Ufo.
Wllkesbarre, Pa.,,Dec. 29. Mary McGill.
aged eighteen, rescued John Cudd from a
horrible death last night. Cuddy was
drunk and had fallen on the Delaware and
Hudson Railroad tracks In front of an ap
proaching train near Mill Creek. She sprang
to his rescue, caught bfm by the collar and
pulled lilm from the road bed Just as the
train readied the spot.
Hotel Johnson Cafes.
High grade oysters, live lobBtcrs broiled,
choice fish and game, meals a la carte,
midday lunch and table d'hote dinner.
Our ojstcr cafe for steamed, rest, etc.,
ii 0. K.
HILL FEORGAHIZE TODIY
Democrats Will Demand a
on the Resolution.
BOTH SIDES HAVE SCHEMES
Itepubllcan Wluli to Show Tbut Ike
l'opulUtH An- Xow Favored, AVlillo
thi Democrat Hope to Prove Tbut
There h a ItepubllPtiii Majority.
Dull Week In llolli IIouneH.
The reorganization of the cnum litres of
the Senate upon which the steering com
mittees of both the old parties have Been
working for the past three weeks will be
effected today by the passage of a resolu
tion to be introduced by Mr. Mitchell,
chairman of the ItcpuhUcan committees.
In violation or precedents for a number
or eurs past a yea and nay vote will be
'taken upon the adoption of the resolution.
The Democrats say they Intend, to show to
the country that the Republicans have
more votes in the Senate than the Demo
crats, and therefore are entitled to take
control, but there is a suspicion that the
Democrats hope by this vote to be able
to show that a deal has been made by the
Republicans with the Populists.
The Republicans meet lids argument
with the statement that they ba've per
mitted the Popullstx to remain Just where
they were under a Democratic administra
tion of the Senate, and the charge of a deal
nomoreapplies now than it would as against
the Democrats when they assumed control.
IN INFECT OX WEDNESDAY.
The reorganization will not go into cf
rect practically until after Wednesday, for
the present emplojes, committee clerks,
etc.. have already been paid their salaries
for the month of December.
Beside Uie reorganization resolution an
address by Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts is
on the program for today on the resolution
now on the table rotating to the enforce
ment or the Monroe doctrine. Mr. I.odge,
who is an ardeift advocate or the strict en
forcement of tli.it doctrine, will, doubt
less, make a strong speech and command
the attention or the t-enate and the coantry.
It Is understood he will go deeply Into this
subject and review the historical mature
oatot which it grew and the cases in which
It has b-en applied by this government.
SENATE WILL REST.
It Is probable that the Senate will in
dulge after today's session in three-day re
cesses until the holiday season is over.
The new tariff bill is now before the
Finance Commit lee and a meeting of that
body h.is been cal'ed for Tuesday. While
there will Iw no undue delay In reporting
the bill back to the f-en ite it is not probable
that the report will be made before the end
of next week.
The program for the House this wek
Is one of practical idleness. Under the
working or the agreement announced Sat
urday by Mr. Dlngley, chairman of the
Committee on Ways aud Means, the House
will be called loonier Tuesday to adjourn
until Friday, when the operation will lie
repeated, adjournment being taken that
day until Monday, January G, at which
time the consideration or business will
The Appropriation and Elections Com
mittees expel t "T5 do some work In their
rooms during the week, Tor the further
ance of matter committed to ibcm.
1IC. SATTKHL.EE'S LETTKll 11EHE.
It Will Ho Considered by tlie Commit
ter Till Mornlnjr.
The formal letter of acceptance of tlfe'
office of bishop of the diocese of Wash
ington Mas received e-tcrday from Rev.
llenr Y. Fattcrlee.
The letter was sent to Ee . John II.
Elliott, rector of Ascciisiou Church, chair
man of the committee which was sent to
New York to notify Kev. Dr. Satterlce
of his election b the diocesan convention
which lately convened In this city.
Kev. Br. Elliott was seen last night, but
declined to discuss the contents of the letter
of acceptance. The other members or the
committee have not jet had an opportunity
to read the epistle and for this reason. If
no other. Dr. Elliott thought liest that its
contents should not be published.
The committee will, however, lie called
together this morning to hear the letter
read and make final arrangements for the
coming of the new bishop. The committee
will meet at Epiphany Church, G street,
this morning at 10 o'llock.
The other members of the committee
are: Ttevs. Alfred Harding, secretary; R.
II. McKIm, D. D.; Alexander Macka
Smith, D. D.; Thomas Addison, D. D.; J.
B. Perry, D. 1).; and VT. II. Laird, D.D.
DR. KHXT ON THE NEW TEAK.
SpenkH of Its lloolv cm and Tlielr
"Retrospect and Prospect" was the sub
ject or an Interesting discourse by the
Rev. Alexander Kent at the Peoples
Church, G street, between Fourth and
nrth streets northwest.
"Looking backward," said Rev. Dr. Kent,
"Is sometimes as neecssar as looking for
ward, but-the value 111 ilther case depends
upon the purpose or our looking, and the
use we make or ILs revealings. The
retrospection that ends in regrets and
discouragements over our past mistakes
Js demoralizing anil enfeebling, but that
which helps us to avoid such mistakes in
the future and gives courage to nttenipt
nobler deeds, Is both wholesome and need
ful. "There Ik something lu these c' ning
das of the car," lie said, "which moves
us very strongly lo retrospection. We
are nearlug the end of another chap'er in
our lire history, and it Is natural that we
should be Inclined to review It.
"ir the universe is on our side, then
that w lilcli Is for us Is always mightier than
that which Is against us. Indeed nothing
can be against us but our own evil desires
and" the evil desires or others, and even
these In the long run will work tlielr own
"So It is we start on to the next mile
stone on the journey or lire. Let ns drop
all superfluous baggage in tbe shape of
Idle regrets nnd futile rejientances and be
setting sins and bracing up for our journey
on an untried way trust in God and keep
a stout heart."
W1EL.IE HDHXETTE HUR1ED.
Memliern of tlie Newsboys' Home At
tended llio Funeral.
The funeral services or Willie Burnetle,
aged twelve years, who died at his home
In Georgetown on Friday last, were held
from Peck Memorial Prcsb terlan Church
yesterday, the Rev. Alvln C. Smith, pastor,
Besides, the relatives and friends or the
family or the deceased, the services were
attended by tlie members or the News
Iwys' Order or Reehnblles and Newsboys'
Association, or which organizations little
Willie was a prominent member.
Dead White Infant Found.
Policeman Richards, of the Fifth pre
cinct, fouud a dead white male Infant
yesterday on tbe vacant lot between
Third street and Virginia avenue and E
streets southwest, tit coroaer was notified.
That others sell foMLSO.
White Kid Sandals.
Patent Leather Sandals.
Soft Donicola Sandals.
Kid Twin Strap Sandals.
Fine Dongoln Opera Slippers.
Handsome &Alln Calf. KM. riniti or
Elaborately BeadoJ Mlppors Evening
and Hocei.tlon slippers at about tall
what you'd hare to par eltenhere
WM. HAHN & CO.'S
Reliable Shoe Houses,
8SJ-BI! 7th It N. V.
ll-l!l 6 Ta. At N. W.
233 l'a. Are. S. S.
CIVIL SERVICE PRINTERS
Typographical Union Discusses the
No Definite Act Ion Taken and Allot her
-Meeting Will Ho Held on tbe
Columbia Tpograph!cal Union, No. 101,
luld n lengthy meeting yesterday at Typo
graphical Temple. The greater part of
the time w.iKdevotedtoexcciitlrchiislucss.
the details or which could not be learmil.
It Is known, howevir, Uiat the three civil
service printers emplocd at the CSovcrn
nient Printing Office were the subject of
considerable ill-riKslon. What action, if"
any, the union will take In the matter is not
known, and it Is indeed ver doiibtlul t,
auy definite plan hasbeen yet nude.
It Is evident! the Intention or the union,
to move very cautiously In the matter, Tor'
the slightest misstep at this time would be
detrimental to the ultimate success of their
object. Tile proposition lo request Public
Trinter Benedict lo act in the matter was
not pressed, because it could not be shown
wherein he was at all responsible for tbe
presence of the printers referred to.
Auother meeting of the union vv 111 be held
nextSunda ali.lbytliat linielt isexiiecUd
that the circumstances pertaining to the
cmploiuent and retention or the "civil,
service printers" will be so rounded up Hint
some definite action will be taken.
1II.AZE IN A (illOCEHV.
Cook IlniN. Hiirned Out Willi Con
The grocery store of Cool: Ilros., No.
1908 Fourteenth street northwet, was
nearly destrojid by Tire last clht about
8 45 o'clock".
The fire, vvblih broke out in the base
ment of the building, was caused by an
overheated rnrnace. The building is also
occupied by Mr. Cook as a residence.
The lire being In the basement and the
store locked, when the engines arrivid it
was after some delay uikI with much
difficulty the firemen could work efreit
ivcly. Plpemau Childs or No. 7 In an
attempt to enter through the grating
on the sidewalk was overcome by the heat
and smoke aul r.in lakin out in u suni
"The damage to the stock amounts la
about $.-,.00(1. The building was but slight
ly damaged aud is full In-ured.
The fire alarm was answend by engines
7 and !, chemical engine No. and truck II.
ON A KHElUIil' CAH.
Twol'lncky Huiiiiuhyk Workhiir'I heir
Conrad Puhler and Ernesi Drelfus, Ger
man bo s. were given lodgings bv Desk
Sergt. Everly at police station No. 1 last
night. The boys are working their way
lo Iheir homes at Cincinnati, never more
to wander from their own fireside.
Early in the Tall lliey started South,
having been promised positions by a
raise rrlend at I'alatka, Fla. This friind's
word was no better than his bond would
probably he, and the boys were too spir
ited lo write home for funds. The are
working their way home in "empties,"
and JU6t getting enough to eat along the
road to stand the wolr at bay.
They reached Washington last night hi
a might car and will leave tonight.
MOB WHEAKS VENGEANCE.
FultliliisH Woman Burned lo Dentil
mid Her Taiainour Sliot.
Lebanon, Ky.,'Dec. 1! A mob luflieted
horrible vengeance on a ralthlcss woman
and her paramour last night, whin they
burned Mrs. T. J. West alive and killed
W. A. Dever, her paramour, at
Mrs. West's house on Cartvv right's Creok
on the Springfield pike, three miles north
of this city.
Tlie mob is said to have numbend about
seventy-five and it was about 12 o'clock
when they appeared at Mrs. West's house.
Mrs. West, Dever and tils little daughter
were the only persons In the house, and
when the mob called Dever to ccme out
Mrs. West and the little girl resporded,
but Dever remained inside.
Just as Mrs. West reached thedoor several
shots were fired nt her and she ran back
in the house, but the child remained on the
outside. The mob then fired several shots
In the house, none or which took erfect, and
after several attempts to get Dever to come
out themob fired the building.
The Intense beat finally forced Dever to
run out, and with pistol In hand heTstartcd
to a cornrield a few steps from the house
where he took shelter behind a corn shock
and tvas shot to death.
Mrs. West perished in the burning house
and tills morning her remains were found
In the chimney, where she had taken refuge.
Her legs and the opper portion of the body
were almost entirely burned ofr.
The little girl gave the alarm this morn
ing, bat only meager inrormatiou -can be
gained from her. '
W. A. Dever 19 theinan whosholand killed
T. J. West, husband of the burned woman,
at Beaver Green, on Carlvvrlght's Creek.
December 7. Dcvcr had a preliminary hear
ing and was released on the ground of self
The killing Is thought to have been
caused by Intimacy onthepart of Deverand
West's wife. After Dever was released he
Was charged with living wllh the woman.
It Is said Dever bad been warned Hint be
would be killed lr he did not leave, lie Is
from Knozvlllc and leaves a wife and sev
eral children. Mrs. West also leaves a large
Tbe coroner's Jury has so farfalled to
return a verdict.
Alleged "Speakeasy " Hnideil.
Patrolmen Murphy, Teltbn, Hess, and
Harrover, of No. 8 station, raided an al
leged "speakeasy" yesterday arternoon,
which was situated Just north of the
Soldiers' Home. The proprietor, William
Sullivan, was taken Into custody. A
search of the place disclosed numerous
quantities of alcoholic beverages.
We have never held, a sale before ! Always have we advertised our prices asbeing" beyond competition!
True to our initial promises, 'we have served the people first, last and all the time, single-hearted and honestly.
Now comes the new year. In a few days our "buyers leave for the Furniture markets, and then the new goods
will beginito come ,inv We want to keep nothing from the 1895 stock it must go to clear it out we advertise
a reduction of 25 per cent on every single article in the store. We do his, not because we are overstocked,
Ubut because we wish -to
An actual discount of 25 per-cent off the marked price of
every -article in our establishment, prices that are already
.lower.than any house in the city.
FIRE FOBCEr IK&DEQUATE
Continued From First I'agc.
time be hauling No. 8 around the suburb.
This kind of fire protection Is at par
with tlie sometime, police policy or the
suburb, In which one bluecoat was sup
posed to lover ten square miles. It Is
worthy or note, that in Auacostla. and
Hillsdale there are 7,500 people, which
fact means n ordinary city without a
steam fire engine In the nineteenth century
and with three Commissioners.
What is true or Anacoatia Is true df every
suburb of Washington with the exception
perhaps of Mt. Pleasant, where the hearts
or Its people were recently gladdened by
.the magnificent gift of a chemical engine,
which might save the town with the as
sistance of a rain fur forty days and forty
Bennings, Takoma, Ecklngton, I'etworth.
Brookland, Brightwood, Ivy City, aud all
of the adjacent cities are at the mercy of
rrovklence and accident. It Is bad enough
to be expected to pull an engine weighing
from 7,000 to 8,000 pounds with horses,
not without reproach, over the asphalt.
but when the dirt roads are struck, the
absurdity and lnerritient folly or the
department arc apparent to the dullest
ENORMOUS FIRE TERRITORT.
Chief Farris estimates that the terrltory
he is expected to guard Is nliout twelve
square miles. In extent and this Is easily
below the fact. For this purpose he has
at his command ten steam engines and
three trucks. This Is five-sixths or an
engine to tlie square mile. In his op.'ion
good fire protection demands One engine
to the half-mile square, so that the
inadequacy of the system stands out in
glaring vivid colors by this simple state
ment. .Some of the engines, said Chief Furris,
have more than a mile and a half square
to cover, which Is three times as much as
they ought to have. For instance. No. 1,
on K street, between Sixteenth nnd Seven
teenth streets, is supposed to cover West
Washington, and truck B Is to cover the
same territory. No. 9, on U street, between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, covers
a part of Georgetown and is supposed to
J-be capable of making the rapid transit
of protection ail through Brightwood and
It is popularly supposed that there are
two engines In reserve, but In case of
a general 'alarm there Is actually no re
serve. The very serious question pre
sents itself, what would become of the
city should It be necessary to turn In two
general alarms at the same, or approxi
mately the same time on any one night or
The fire fiend would simply lake his
violin up to the top or the monument and
rTiddle away while Washington was burn
ing. A division of the forces would be
almost ns bad as calling off all the engines
to one point, and leaving the other at tlie
mercy of the flames.
MEN ARE ALSO LACKING.
It Is also Incredible that, cither through
parsimony or neglect, Ibe engines of Wash
ington arc equipped with ten men. Chief
Parrls has been asking for at least two
more to Uie engine. The pay of these
men Is $65 a month, which fact speaks for
The chief engineer Is now praying Con
gress for additional equipment, but for
much less than In his Judgment is reason
ably necessary. He thinks that the city
ought to have six more steamers, making
a total for the- ordinary emergency of
sixteen. Baltimore, has .about that num
ber, wllh less territory to cover.
Thcsesixtccn steamers would be fairly
live up to the high standard we
Solid Oak Bedroom Suites, $15 up.
Hall Racks, $4.50 up.
Rocking Chairs, 58 cents up.
Oak Sideboards, $7.50 up.
High Back Cane Seat Dining-room
Chairs, 85 cents up.
Oak Chiffoniers, $6.50 up.
Ingrain Carpets, 25 cents a yard up.
MAYER & PETTIT.
We must give up the keys on the first of January. We
have still quantities of goods stacked upon our tables come in
and take your pick almost for any price you like to offer. We
are going out of business and
we want everything sold. We
hmhmb don't care what we lose'on
able to protect the 54.272 buildings aud
a popukition of 280,000.
But the fire department Is not asking for
six new engines. The engineer recom
mends an engine for Anacolla, all ex
penses for equipment lo be $38,402; an
engine and equipment at North Capitol
street and Florida avenue, at a cost or
$39,402; an engine to be placed In house
now occupied by chemical engine No. 2,
at a cost or $16,102; the transfer or
chemical engine from Mount Pleasant,
No. 2, to Brightwood, at a cost or $15,
900, and an increase of the force at a
cost of $16,702.
FORTY ALARMS A MONTH.
There were from June, 1891, to June..
1895, 500 alarms of fire sent in by box and
by message, or 40 per month. Tlie losses
were estimated at $002,180; Insurance.
$290,175. The cost of tlie department
.Tor the ear was $154,10G.7o.
One eloquent commentary on tlie sta
tionary condition of things lu the depart
ment Is tlint the chief engineer asks for a
new turntable truck to replace one that
has been in use since 1877, or nearly
It may be interesting to note that while
there are only 100 men to ten engines
there were twenty-eight casuallties, three
of which resulted fatally; that is, that more
than 25 per cent of the men are in danger
of loss of life or limb annually, while tlie
salary Is $65 a month.
The following table shows the location
of the engines and trucks which, with the
assistance of the map, will indicate how
the half nule square test of efflclcncy
is carried out In tlie District ot Columbia.
No. 1 K street, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets northwest.
No. 2 D street, between Twelfth and
Thirteenth streets northwest.
No. 3 Delaware avenue and C street
have set up for ourselves in
$1.25 UP. A
St. N. W.
goods better to get what we
can for them, than have them
left on our hands.
803 Market Space.
B. MOORE, Manager.
No. 1 Virginia avenue, between Four-and-a-hair
and Sixth streets southwest.
No. 5 M street, between Thlrt -accond
and Potomac streets northwest.
No. 6 Massachusetts avenue, between
Fourth and Firth streets northwest.
No. 7 R street, between Ninth and
Tenth streets northwest.
No. 8 North Carolina avenue, between
Sixth and Seventh streets southeast.
No. 9 U street, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets northwest.
Truck A North Capitol street, between
B and G streets northwest.
Truck 11 New Hampshire avenue, and
M street northwest.
Truck C Ohio avenue and Fourteenth
Chemical No. 1 Ohio avenue and Four
teenth street northwest.
Chemical No. 2 Fourteenth, street, be
tween Kenesaw avenue and Kcnyon street
The firemen of tjie city will watch with
a personal and general interest what action
Congress will take on the recommenda
tions made by Chief Parrls for the better
equipment ot the most efficient fire de
partment of any of the capitalsof the world
with tlie least capital and attention from
Union VotoraiiLCKloiiundXew Tear's.
The local encampments of the Union
Veteran Legion, Nos. 23, 69, and 111, will
pay their respects to Gen. Miles, the Sec
retary of War, and the President, in the
order named on New Tcar'a morning,
marching in a body, accompanied by
their drum corps, from tho place of
rendezvous, OlOPcnnsylvanlaavcnue north
west, at 9:30 o'clock! to the "War Depart
ment, thence to tbe Executive Mansion.
Visiting comrades are respectfully Invited
to "fall In.'
having only the newest goods.
. I A VSkl
Figs, Wafers, etc., for
JOHNSTONS, 729 7th SI
Taklcs this means of oleinlnc
out our too large toc. A re
markably ccod DArcnln cau be
had in any of tlie Instruments
w.'Te reduced. Allot tlietu being
pianos ot superior qualities and
tbe product of thelcailtnc makers.
Stool and scarf froa Ka-r terms.
METZEROTT music co., -
All tho Latest Sheet Music.
1110 r bt- N. .
'HO USE & HERRMANN.