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THE MORNING TIDIES, SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1896.
S. Kann, Sons
SEE THAT vmmm
KRG3SS are by all odds the most satisfactory fabrics woven for sum
mer wear. They are cool, are dressy in appearance, wear well and
cost very little. We have -the biggest variety of them we ever had
better values, too blue, black and grey colors absolutely fast
fully guaranteed. n..
Gcmmissionsrs Opposed to a
friunicipal Priming Office.
FACTS AND FIGURES GIVEfl
look down at that price! Have you ever seen a suite like it la
any cash store ror $12? It is of soUd oak large German bevel plate
glass in dresser washstand lncluied altaonea not shown in picture
a $20 suite as long as they last lor
8th and Market Space.
MIT IS TM HPEKIIE
Suits $10 to $25.
Coats and vests S7.50
Separate coats $3.50 to $7.50. .
A pair or two of white duck trousers a.nd a white vest with one of these
sero-e suits will give you combinations-" enough to wear a different one every day
in the week.
Neo-liee Shirts a superb line newest st)Tles, shades and patterns in Ma
dras, Percale and Cheviot with and without collars Si 00, $L509
S2c00? S2D50 and 3,00-
Summer weight underweir in silk, merino, and balbriggan. Shirts
with either long or snort sleeves. Drawers with different l.ength inseams for
each wa st measure, 5QC- to $5.00 per garment.
STRAW HATS for Men, Boys, Women and Children. Kvery braid and
shape that's proper is HEKE. Prices are
Men's 50c to $3.50.
Boys' 25c. to $2.00. - h
Ladies' $1.00, $1.50, $2:00." " ? -
Children' s 25c to $3.00. ""'
Numbers of new shades in TAN SHOES for Men and Boys specially low
prices, too $2 50, $3.00, $3.5o, $4 and $5. For qualities that cost 50c. to $1.00
more in every shoe store in town.
XEEEEEEEEHEEEK EL EUCL CL Et EL
J. V. Boteler & Son.
! Remarkably low
i price reductions
1 in China, Cut Glass,
J Lamps, etc., etc.
1 As assigneeswe intend clear
5 ing out this stock as quick-
ly as it's possible to do so.
S We make further reductions
( to accomplish this, as the
below quoted items testify: I
i Cut Glass "Cut."
I 9oc. Water Bottles,
1 $2.50 Water Bottles,
I $5.00 Water Bottles,
1 $1.25 Cut Vinegar
2 Cruets, 84c
J $1.50 Cut Vinegar
Tg Cruets, $1.
1 $2.25 Cut Vinegar
I Cruets, $1.50.
I We are offering bargains
i of a kind unusual to Wash
's ington in Dinner Sets. As
i a sample of values think
i of "-ettins: a n5-piece Deco-
rated Dinner Set different
st'!es regular price SI7.50
assignee's sale price SiO!
I $14 Piano Lamps, $T.
1 $25 Piano Lamps,
1 On our Banquet and Prin
i cess Lamps we offer a dis
$ count of one-third off.
I Broken lots of Dec
I orated Haviland China
I at half price!!
I LEWI 5 C. DENHAiW,
H Assignee for
J 923 Pa. Ave.
ON THE KItEGLO TUAGEDY.
Hrs. Kate Waller Barrett to Spunk
j Today at Grace Church.
"Some lessons to be learned from the
Kreglo iragd." will be the interesting
theme to be discussed this afternoon at
half past 3 o'clock, at Grace Church, by
airs. Kate viatler Uarrelt, the national
eupenutendent or the Cntteudeu Missions.
Tin-re will alj be as part of the program
borne fine mu&ical selections.
It is existed thai there will be a large
atteiidanc-j not only rrom the interest
which the publichasiu tin trasvdy.but from
the interest in the speaker and the knowU
edge that she will handle the subject with
her accustomed ability.
The meeting is under the auspices of the
Northwest AV. C. T I., of which Mrs.
T. A. 'Williams is president There will
e no charge for admission.
In Itb Purity.
" "Berkeley Pure Bye "Whisky is wi-Hnamcd.
Its component parts are of the best. It
Is given ample time to mature to age
to get its full mellowness and fine flaior.
New. unmatured whisky of any brand is
a -very daugerous stimulant. Pure Ilerke
Jejr Rye it. jcrfeotly free from fusil oil,
Utat tfcMenoo eteHH-Mt of e whikkies.
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HAS A NEEDLE IN HER BODY
Garfiald Hospital Surgeons to Use
X Eays for Miss Marshall.
.For Two Yours the Needle Uux IJecn
IVuiidet'liig Painfully and ibo
Cue Uecoino SerlotiH.
Tor ttic last two jcars tbe pointed hair
of a long steel needle tub been roaming
aimlessly through the body of pretty Mibb
buan Alice Marshall, and it lb probable
ttiat the fir-a practical experiment m this
citj with the famous Roentgen X rajb
Mm tie liuae at Uarlield Hospital in a
da or two to determine the eaet location
of the needle.
Miss .iuiou.ill was bent to the hospital
about .1 -tu o'clock, je-sterday afternoon
b banuarj oirk-er 1 rank, at ttic request
of 1'olietman Charles II. Uanagan ot the
Fourth pretiiiet 'When placed in the am
bulance at point- headquarters the joung
lady was uuriering intense pain and feared
that the Mharp pointed direhcl had, en
tered her left lung, ab eer breath t.he
drew caused her greatagony.
Miss Marshall is a buxom, bright-faced
cuiintry lass just eighteen jears or age.
She (.amc to Washington aboullhrce months
ago from her home in Caroline county. Va.,
where her lather and mother now lie.
Since her aimal here the joung woman
has been liing with Mm. Uanagan, at
No. 951 E street southwest. Ileioru going
to the 1 ospital she told Tlie 1 imes how
the unwelcome needle had cotton into
"One afternoon, about two jears ago,"
she said, I was lying on the bed romping
with m j liltle brother, lie had a needle in
his hand, and in the seutfle it entered
deeplj into my left breast. The sudden
pain caused nif to push broilitr tMde, anI
ip doing so the nced'e win broken off, the
pointed end remaining in my llesli It
did not Inconvenience me any at first.
Mj mother and father, and then the villa go
phjbiiijii tried to extract it, but in vain.
Finally all traces or the steel thing disap
peared and it was, perhaps, six months
before I felt one day a sharp pain near
m left side, and in a few hours a great
swelling appeared there. The spot was
poulticed and the swelling disappeared.
Since that lime I have been troubled by
several similar swellings."
Miss Marshall added that this latest at
tack is the worst she lias experienced.
Her lert breast is swollen badly and every
breath she draws feels like a red-hot
knile blade being drawn through her
lung, and passe 1 down to her left side. The
joung lady is anxious to be operated upon
so that the source of annoyance may be
removed Chief Clerk Sjivester, of the
police department, thinks the hospital
authorities mav find it necessary to use the
penetrating X-ravs in their search for the
LOYAL I-EO ION'S PLAYS.
To Gl' a Drumutlc Eiitertnlninent
of Local Character.
The Legion or Lojal "Women is making
extensive arrangements for a giand double
bill theatrical entertainment to be given
Ma j 27, at Allen's Graud Opera House- for
tlie benefit of the Legiou.
As tne proceeds are to be used for patriotic
purposes the ladies of the Legion deem it
proper that the entcitainincnt should be
American m eerj sense, that Is by the
people, of the people, and for the people
This being decided it was determined that
not onl those who would take part should
be "Washingtoniaus, but also the plays to
be preieiited would be by local authors
Their efforts m this hue have been
eminently satisfactory and both the plavs
and the players will be strictly local.
Uotli the plajs, "Her Tirst Rehearsal'
and "A Proposal by Proxv.'' will in
presented on that evening for the first
Thoe who will take the principal parts
are Washingtonla ns who have already
made a name for themselves on uic pro
Among those who will take part are Mr
A F. Seaman. Mr. "William Honnr. Miss
Frauklu Lynch, late of the Stuart Kobson
Company; "William A Dufort, Miss May
Downing, and Miss Maud Allen.
The ladies In charge of the entertain
ment are Mesdames Pomeroy, Caher,
?hiho!m. Cleaves Kleniroft, Weiss, Lamb,
Meyers, Nye. McCuHough, Perkins, Jenkins-Venning,
Temple. Tanner, Smith,
Scott, Kobbina, Osbum, Kose, Odell,
Fcrree, Masey. Cxandall, Hart, Crosby
Gotwald, Gibbon, Hansel), Houghton'
Houston, Hovgate..,,Moorc. Young, and
Misses Bnghardt, Payne, aud Ho!ms3.
Prompt Truln Service
Dunug the month of April the passenger
train movement on ull divisions or the Ii. &
O. sysjem was remarkable for punctuality.
Tuc through cxprc trains armed at their
rcK'cUve de44natkjcR'on schedule time 05
arr t-rat of the Hm. Tbu hi a performaBce
mtvtj rralJl by ruadt ojtatiag isaay
bMtm ac arr raa wiUc . A O . aa4 hnmb
tkr uHk m & lamramaf a
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m. ajNtuMttet nam.
DROWNED IN LITTLE BASIN
Frederick Taft, Aged 16, the First
Victim for 1896.
Tried to Swim Across the IJasln, Hut
Uiw Strength Gave Out Fruit
less Efforts to He-More Life.
Frederick Taft, aged sixteen, who lied
with his parents at 449 First .street north
east, was drowned in the Little liasin, near
the Baltimore & Ohio Canal, yesterday
about 12 30.
Young Tait. with a number of companions
went in bathing in tiio basin, which isfully
a quarter ofa mile above the bathlngbeaeh,
and there was considerable aniet when
Taft, after swimming across the basin and
part of the way back, called for help.
The elfort to bwim across the basin and
back was too much for the joung lellow
and he was drowned in plain sight of his
companions before help reached him.
Two bojs, Joi-eph Demar and Frank
Pugli, made an attempt to save Taft, but
they were unsuccessful A colored man
ran down to the bathing beach and in
formed Pohcen an Philip Browne, of the
Fir-,t precinct, who is doing duty there.
The policeman quickly donned a bathing
sun and jumping into a boat was lowed
up the mer by William Warden to the spot
where Taft was seen to go down
Arter making two dives the officer lo
cated the body of Taft and brought him
to tlie sunace. The ambulance was sent
for and efforts were made to bring the
young fellow buck to life, every known
remedy being resorted to to bring a pink
color to his cheeks and a breath from
The efforts were without avail and the
lireless body was taken to the Emergency
Hospital, where the physicians tried to
restore respiration by artificial process
No sign or life was exhibited when the
the young mail reached the hospital, but
the.phjsicians worked hard to save him
The water where Taft was drowned
was fifteen feet deep and Policeman
Browne in du mgror t he both struck several
submerged timbers He showed a good deal
of pluck in going the second time after the
body in such n dangerous location.
The body of the boy was removed at
o o clock in the afternoon to the home
of the parents, where it was prepared for
Blver VIimv Today.
The annual excursion or the Germania
Maetinerchor to KUer View today -will
he one or the most en joj able ever gheu
to that charming resort, and will be
another ol those pleasant German Sundais
that alwajs mark the opening ol the liner
lew excision season. In addition to the
..iic-ic'siuig oowung matches, which have
always beeu an especial leature of the
Maeunerehor excursions, the gentlemen
Inning the air.iir in charge have arranged
a splendid musical program, consistiinr
of the songs and hjmns of the German
latherland, which will be exquisitely ren
dered by a chorus or sixty riuely tiamed
male and lemale oiees, among the,,,
some ol the best-known German singers
in Washington city. Chris Arth jr 's
fine orchestra and band will be he.'nd'iii
ontert. The amusements on the ground
are all in pcrlect condition, and Captain
Randall hopes to have the new "Water
Chute" in operation. A laige fence of
hands has been employed unon it ,i.,pm
the past week, and last night it -was so
near ready ror service that it is exj ected
those who attend the excursion -will hue
the pleasure of seeing the boats go flying
down the chute and into the big lake
at its foot.
The rast steamer Samuel J. Pentz will
make three last trips to the " View" today
leaving her wharr, foot of Seienth street
at 11 a. m., 2.45, and G p. m., and it
is expected that this will be one of the
iaiKi;sL excursions oi tne season. Those
who do not wish to return home on the
last boat, which leaves the "View" at
9 p. m., can return on one of the eaiiier
The tickets, which are 25 cents, can
be had at the wharf.
On Tuesday evening next, the Elks
wi)l give a complimentary excursion to
River Mew and expect to take down
a merry crowd of fun lovers. The River
View management announces that biciciists
who come down from Washincton over the
the road will not be excluded from the
grounds, but if they wish to return on
the boat they will have to pay their lare.
"W. C. Newton & Co , dealers in printers'
machinery and supplies, have i,nrPi,n-,1
the business or C. B. Fenton & Co , formerly
rai F street northwest, in manufacture of
printers' rollers an 1 roller compositionrand
the business will be conducted hereafter at
their ware-rooms. 622-024 D street north
west. it. connectioi with their established
trade of printers' machinery and supplies
with Mr Fenton In their employ.
Through All-Hall ltouti' to Atlantic
City rlu PeiiiiMylMuiiH inuiroiul.
HepuBiag Sunday. May 17, the Penn-
Byhmata Rattraa will rvMtme daHy traiit
terte y tfce Unlavrare lkftlro rout
MUM IMlMMfN MMl
C wrmtmt Mm WtMn
ttn wta 1 MTiiilia-taga.
JiMiouae of the Pi-uncut .Method Com
pared With the lToiiowed Plan
Prof. Powell's Views in Ilempoet
to the Printing of the Text llooliH.
Hedeniptlou ol Certificate).
The District Commissioners are not prc
paied, they say, to indorse the bill now
berore Congress, proidiiig that tne Bis
tiict printing and umdiug be done under
The question was submitted to the board
for an opinion as early as March 3, by
Senator Hansbrough,and since then an in
vest igatiou has been unade of the subject,
under the direction cu tue Commissioners,
the rebult of whicn is an ader&e recom
mendation. Tne eominuulcatlou, addressed to Sena
tor Haiisirougii, iecuu& that the examina
tion or the matter. was necessiniy im
perfect and hurried, but in support ot their
conclusions they inclose an estimate of the
coat of furnishing the equipment necessary
to do sati&racturi work, and contrast It
with the annual expeudiiuies for printing
and binding. The cost ror the work lor
1092, was $11,257; ror 1&93, a total of
SI -1,978; for lb91, the sum expended wus
9,UG7, and in lMifi, the work cost $12,
219. For the iirst halt or the current
jeai it was $1,928.
COST OF ANNUAL KEI'OKT.
In these annual amounts there is each
j ear included the item paid to the Public
1'iinter lor limiting the annual report or
the Commissioners, which has ranged from
$1,000 to $585;
The coal or a plant with which the -work
might be muccc'ssiuu done is estimated at
$5(i,700. Tills includes engine, boiler,
tpe and other materials, fuel, rent and
the pay or the employes lor one jear.
This estimate was made by the property
clerk or the Distrii l, alter conTerence with
borne or the leading printers or tlie city,
and the Coiiimibsioneia are of the opinion
that the results or the enterprise Avould
not be satisractorj irom an economical
"In uddition to the large expense," they
say, "which would be entailed by this
plant, the Commissioners are or the opinion
that there are many weeks in each risc.il
j ear during which there would be no print
ing required, and when the men and the
plant would be ol little use."
In tlie course of their linestlgutions, the
Commissioners referred the bUbject to
Superintendent Powell or thoPnblicSchools,
for information and an expression of his
ilr Powell does not indorse the plan.
He says the total cost of the school pi lut
ing Tor 189." did not exceed $2,500. -which
included the printing of the annual report,
and adds that the work is of so little
amount that it would not Justify tl.e main
tenance of a printing establishment, unless
it be the purpose to print the text books
Tor the use of the schools, and this he
does not regard as at all desirable.
EXPENSE TOO GKEAT.
"Wherever the printing ot such books by
public uuthority has been tried," ilr.
Powell sas. "the experience has liceii
greater than would have been the purchase
of an equal number of bookb in the open
Prolessor Powell regards the difficulty
in making the right kind of books a- the
greatest obstacle to the proposition.
"The school," he said, "should stand for
the latest thought in educational work, and
to do this its condition must be one of ad
vancement and growth.
"The pupar.iitou and revision of books
to maintain such a condition would require
the seniles ol a standing commission of the
highest intellectual and hrcrar character,
representing many lineb or thought."
This Prof. Powell believes, would be
The CominisMOtierK returned to Senator
McMillan yesterday House bill No. 3(510
"for the reher of the holders of certain
District tax certificates." with a recom
mendation for favorable action, provided
the measure shall K-nnieiifled by the addi
tion of a list of certificates presented since
the bill was introduced.
SUGGEST A PROVISO.
They aW recommend the addition of a
proviso authorizing the Commissioners to
reassess against the lots the taxes in respect
to which the sale's, nieniioned were made
and tor which the certificates were issued.
The sales included In the Commissioners'
amendment were all made in 1S75 and
covered twentj nine lots.
The bill is intended to provide for the
redemption or such tax sale certificates
issued by the District government as shall
be found to hae become invalid or not
collectible by reason of the neglect of the
government oflieials to cause a reporttof
the sale to l.e recorded as required bj law.
These certificates are to be redeemed
by the issue to the holders of drawback
certificates for the several amounts found
to be due including interest thereon to the
date of the act.
MUST HE AMBKICANS.
Law "Will Prevent Licensing of
For the past six months the engineers
of the merchant marine have been working
energetically to prevent the licensing or
aliens as engineer officers on lxard of
American steamships. The House and Sen
ate has passed measures to overcome this
practice, and the conferees appointed to
adjust the differences have agreed upon a
report, -which will be submitted to the
House on Monday.
As It will be reported bv the conreTecs
the measure provides that the engineers
shall be official! designated as officers;
that the employment of aliens after .Tanu
iry I. 1897. shall be absolutely prohibit ed;
that the continuance of a license shall be
Increased to a period of rive jears, and
that when ever male and officer, when
i barged with an offense before tl.e board
of supervising inspectors, shall be per
mitted to retain counsel Under the present
law the most important vessels comprising
the auxiliary naval reserve have aliens m
The passage or this bill, it is claimed,
will do much to provide a naval engineer
ing reserve for tune of emergency.as there
are fullv 17,000 marine engineers in the
ELEVEN LODGES PRESENT.
Good Teniphirs ArraiiKlnir for Their
Reunion and Excursion.
Eleven subordinate lodpres and tlio grand
lodnc cf Good Templars of the District
were represented last night at a meeting
held in Perseverance Lodge room to decide
when and where the coming reunion and
excursion or the order is to he held Grand
Chief Templar A N. Shoemaker presided,
and Mr. S. "VV. Russell of Minnehaha Lodge
was chosen secretary of the union com
mittee. The matter was referred to a subcom
mittee consisting of Messrs Vowels, Speike.
Kllnger, Sergt. Daley. Russell, and Cape.
Mills The general committee will meet
again on the evening of Ma 20, at the
hall of Independent Lodge, in Georgetown.
NEW TOAD OF VISITORS.
IMvsldent AppoInfHTJiut of the United
States Nnvnl Acndeniy.
The President h a q appointed the follow
ing named gentlemen ub the board of visitors-
to the Naval Academy:
B. Howell. Omaha. Neb.; J C. Rlcliburp,
Chicago. I'll.; Charles. Scott Rosedale. Miss.,
J. C Tappan. Arkansius; John W "Weeks.
Boston. Mas'..: Penntoi; Hlackburn, Ken
tucky; Senator Hale. Aialne. Reprenta
tlve Robinson. Pennnylvapt.i;RepreRcntntlv
liw. New York; XrpfM!iitaUve Adolpli
MtMwM Urn. &mumm . Lwnfmti
mmmm mmtimm mt -w rMK.
ii Y- .in1 YVi.ii
H ill1' ' ' 1 1 nil
This cherry frame pat
ent adjustable Screen,
made of seasoned cherry
wood and steel drawn
wire; size 18x36; worth
25 cents. Tomorrow
This Traveling Tele
scope Case, made of extra
heavy gray canvas, linen
lined, with strong straps
and handle, willhold twice
as much as a satchel of
the same size; worth 75c.
Best American Opaque
Window Shades, sun fast
colors, patent Hartshorn
spring roller; worth 39c.
We'll hans them free
This Mexican Grass
Hammock, extra quality;
this price is for hammock
alone; no fixings includ
ed; worth 75c. Tomorrow
Full size Screen Door half
patmeled walnut stained
frame filled with best steei
drawn wire complete with
springs, screws, knobs and
every thing necessary; worth
This Canvas Covered Trunk,
malleable iron corners, sheet
iron bottom, re-enforced with
2-inch oak strips, excelsior
lock, large hat box and deep
tray, 30 inches long;; worth
r ,r ' ' irarM; i
. T'. iifl ! . ' '..rraiLr. i
'It ipiB r'lliCi'. mt ' M
Sth and Mnrket Spaco.
See rout ud Star ud.
9 m, , n
SOLID OAK BOOKCASE.
a &AfM H-?cj I trt"v S ? i
r mm pILrLp;
sjk II pfrffigSfyffil 3 ''fiiTpifc&ftrQ&fm
We have a splendid assortment of
china closets, all shapes and sizes, in
oak and mahogany. Cheaper on credit
than elsewhere for cash.
Woven wire springs, $l.s0; worth
$2.50. 40-pound hair mattress, S6.5O;
rteliable Ingrain Carpet, 30ca jard.
Splendid Brussels carpet, reduced to
75c. All carpets made and laid free
of cost. No charge for waste in
matching figures. Remember, your
credit is just as good as the cash.
Grogan's Mammoth Credit House,
819, 821, 823 7th St. N. W., Between H and L
Tlii- week's llousefnrnfsliini: clhn
PAKL.OK AM) CHA.MBEK bl'I ' E
LUATORS HAHY CAKRI GEi
St RHI-.NS HAMMOCKS UU&'IIC
latt, ecrvtliin!; that jioe- i beautify
in ..t in' Hi k at most umiauall low
yzs& P-?? -Q r I
Tliis i-on'van illuitration of one of the miny barsnins vre are offerics
t.eok in l'ARLOH FURXITURE we propose to make thUoneof the gre
coks oi f urniturc senilis ol the season
4 rSjSjiV 9
This clczant Box Couch, upholstered In tine French Cretonne wl-h French
roll thoroughly well made pring edge lze C ft. 4 by 2 ft. t a 5 Couch. The
xtlNK'S price for 3 daj, Sfc S5, cash or credit
FIFTEEN DOLIiAKS AND sEVENTV-FIVE CENTs for tliLi Sol-d Oa'x
lilghlv polHhe4 rllAMBEIt M'lTK x24 beled mirror b rtr-ser lerpentia
toj a Htt0 itrdto&ruyald fw SaB. The RINK'S prke for X djn. JI3.W, esuh er
RefrliEnnuws. I CfeMU. Pfcy CUe. Stw Muiwr. AwkiKj. Whid.w
Screws, IbwwMb, Ktie t1iir md L sim.
yr,.. - Pk
luesua oa& oooxcas: inowi xa
the accompauyiag cut has lull
length double doors ol French plate
glass. A great bargain at 517.50.
Cash or credit.
This week we offer an extra large
solid mahogany bookcase three
sliding doors reduced from $50 to
Another solid mahogany bookcase
double swinging doors cut Irom
$40 to $27.50.
Beautiful oak bookcase three
doors adjustable shelves re
duced to $27.50.
All of these on easy weekly or
monthly payments. !fo notes. Ho
Oak Corner China Closet,
'will snrely he out of the ordinar
t OUCHES ICE CHESTS REFRIfi
AV nIXGS JIATTIXGS WINDOW
CHAIRb and LAWN SETTEES. In
and make comfortable tlie liume vou can
prices CASH or CREDIT.
CASH or CREDIT.
New York Avenue, bet.
f 13th and 14th Sts.
$ ' - -