THE MORNING TIMES. SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897
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rrom buying furniture and carpets
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paTnients without notes and with
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prices arc lower than you can buy
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are raatked m plain figures. We 45
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no ctiarge Tor waste in matching
figures. Matting Oilcloth, etc,
tacked down free.
Parlor Suites from 522.50 to 52.
Chamber Suites t rum 513 t 51 - 5.
Brussels Carpet from 00c. a yard up.
Ingrain Carpet from 35c. a yard up.
4U-pound Hair Mattress 50.50.
6-foot Oak Extension Table 53.50.
Woven Wire springs $1.75.
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19c. Laundered Percale
25c. Calico Waists 15c
79c. Calico Wrappers 59c
$1.49 Percale Wrappers 9Sc
r.Oc. Night Gowns 44C
98c Corsets T9c
49c. Corssts 38c
Ie ColdGreamSoap,3 for.. 5c
10c. Ammonia 4c
23c Side Satchels. -4c-... XOc
10c Celleloid pocketlook... 4c
10c Tooth Brush 6c
inc. tlair Brush 9c
15c Gingham Apron 9 c
75c Umbrella 49c
nOc. Uulaundned Shirts 39 c
39c Colored Shirts 25 c
15c Seamless Socks 3.0 c
39c Boy's Knee Pants 25c
25c Boy's Shirt Wahts,2 for. 25 c
J S04-906 7thSt. J
A Piano or
V.e advertised a clearinjjout
fcalo of old square Pianos
and sold a great many. The
customers who enrae promptly
mid secured a. choice are congratu
lating themselves ou their bargains.
Some of the Pianos we sold for $5
-ivhcn put in order are -worth from
J?25 to 50. tVe have a few more
left; also some excellent Melodeons
and organs they must go within
the next few days Only $5 for
your choice Other instruments at
John F Ellis & Co.
937 Penna. Ave.,
NEAR. TENTH ST.
PAINTER OF ftilNIATURES,
IitrveUons to c limited cl.irt Trv-niorn-":i7.
Meiodoon for S5
BEUEF GOHHITIEE MEETS
Work of Organizing the Sanitary
HELP GIVEN TO THE POOR
The Itepurt of the Distribution
Committee Shows That Over
TwoThotsbund Deserving Families
Were Given Relief During the
"Winter Odouey Appropriated.
The Central Relief Committee met yes
ceiday afternoon In the board of trade
rooms in the Ames building, it was the
best-attended and most Interesting session
the committee has held for a long time.
Judge C. C. Cole presided, and Mr. George
S. Wilson, of the Associated Chaiities,
The leport of the committee on the
sanitary condition of the dwellings of
the pool, submitted by Gerr. Sternberg,
recommended that the Central Relief Com
mittee petition Congress for the appoint
ment of a "board or condemnation," whose
duty It would be to inspect and report
on the couditionof the dwellings of the
poor in this city. This commission, Gen.
Sternberg suggested, should he composed
of the Engineer Commissioner, or one of
his assistants; the health ofHcer and the
Inspector of public buildings.
The duty of the condemnation board shall
be to muke a careful inspection of the
building" and such as are found with de
fective cnulation, damp walls, leaky
roote, imperfect drainage or in a btate of
general decay and dilapidation shall be
condemned as unfit for habitation.
Mi case this is done, the legislation which
will be asked for will provide that on the
report of the condemnation board all such
buildings shall be vacated until put in
a thorough sanitary condition. Incase this
owner fails for any reason to make the
necessary repairs within thirty days he will
he liable to a line or $100, or to Impris
onment for thiitydays.
In the case of Kinall wooden structures,
taxable to the amount of ?-100, when re
ported to be in an unsanitary condition,
they will not be permitted to be occupied,
and when dangerous to the health of the
neighborhood shall be destroyed.
In speaking or the progress made In
the formation of a Sanitary Improvement
Company, Gen. Sternberg said the matter
was in such shape as to assure its success.
Since it -was decided to reduce the price
of each share there had been a great deal
of stock disposed of, and he was confirmed
In the opinion that once the organization
was perfected, the stock can easily be sold.
Among those who have already sub
scribed largely to the stock are .lustices
Urewer and Brown, of the United States
Supreme Court; Judge C C. Cole, .Messrs.
S W Woodward, J. J. Edson.CoinnilsMoiier
Truesdell, Carroll 1) Wright, Samuel Bell,
Major Harries, l)r Woodward, Gen. Stern
berg, Anthony Pollock. T. B. Janey. Col.
Blount, Prof . G. Gardiner Hubbard, Rev. Dr.
Radcliffe, Miss Katharine Hosmer and
It was practically decided that the stock
holders would meet on Tuesday, March 26,
for the purpose of perfecting an organiza
tion. In the absence of Treasurer Wilkins his
report was lead by Secretary Wilson. The
report showed that for the year ending
February 28, the total receipts amounted
to $8,000. 54. and the expenditures to
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We mention to you
some of our low prices
in the list below, but S
call'on us and you will $
find our store stocked !
with the very best. You 8
will alwaj's get bar- g
g-ains. We carry none 8
but the purest of Gro- g
ceries and Liquors. g
Pure Leaf Lard, lb 7c (fi
lOlbs.ormore 8 1-Sc &
Butterine, lb 14c $
5 lbs. or more 13c
Navy Beans, qt 5c n
New Hominy, qt 4c H
Qt. hot. Home-made Catsup. -XOc w
20 fat Mackerel, in Pails 50c 2
30-lb. Buckets Jelly T5c $
10-lb Buckets Jelly 30c t'
10 lb. Roll Oats for 25c S
10 lb. Virginia Buckwheat 25c 8
Macaroni, pkg jrc y
Bell Milk, can sc "2
Gal. can Peaches SOc S
Gal. can Tomatoes 20c 6?
Can Peas sc
Sugar Coin, can 5c S
String Beans, can qc (fi
Lima Beans.' can r Q
2 lb. pkgs. Roll Oats t-c
5-lb. can Gold Mine Yeast Tow-
der 60c g
28-lb. bckts- Mincemeat tJJX.OO ffl
2-lb. cans Mincemeat lOc 'Ji
Lai ge cans Baked Beans gc ,
B. Beans, with tomalo sauce.. XOc a
Assorted Soups, 2 cans for... .25c (P
N. Y. Burbank Potatoes; bu45c
California Prunes, lb gc S
California Apricots, lb 12c 0
California Eva p. Peaches, lb.. X2c S
California Evp. Pears, lb lOc S
Lrnge Fat Raisins, lb sc (fl
Rye Whisky, Gal.. $1.50 S
Old Dominion "Whisky, 3 jears
old, gal.. S2.SO S?
Tickford's Pi ivate Stock, G yrs. ' g
old, quart SX.OO p
Old Crow, bottle $1.15
Paul Jones, bottle. $1.25 jt
Holland Gin, qt SX.OO
Old Dock Port, Gal Sl.OO 6q
California Sherry, Gal S3..20
9th and Lp. Ave. H. W.
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$3,735.57, leaving a neb balance or $4,
864.77. Mr. Joseph E. Fitch, chairman of the fi
nance committee, reported that the re
sponsss to its calls for help last -winter
had been prompt and generous, that from
the departments, amounting to S2.610.52,
being peculiarly so. The report referred
to the invaluable aid rendered to the com
mittee by the press of the city.
Col. Blount submitted the following report
for the distribution committee. It stated
that up to date relief has been granted
to something over 2,000 separate families.
In refeience to the way the relief had
been given the report says:
"Net only has the work been effective
ly but it has been most economically con
ducted. We have never refused to aid a
family where it was deemed necessary or
wise to grant relief, and yet with a fund
of a little over $8,000, we have been en
abled to do the work of the -winter, and
have left a considerable balance, which
can be used for cases of emergency that
arise during the summer months."
After the rending of the" report, Col.
Blount submitted the following resolution:
"In view of the efficient services ren
dered by the Associated Charities to the
Central Relief Committee, In investigating
applicants for relief, which has enabled
the committee to carry on its work much
more eti'ectively and economically, and
enabled us to do the relief work of the
winter at a cost much less than the most
sanguine of us could have expected, and in
view of the fact that thus f.ir such services
have cost the Central Relief Committee
nothing, I move that there be appropriated
from the funds of the Central Relief Com
mittee for the use of the Associated
Charities, the sum of $1,500, and the
treasurer of the committee be, and is here
by, authorized to pay said amount to the
treasurer of the Associated Charities."
It was unanimously adopted.
Col. Blount urged the members of the
committee to use their best efforts to
secure a large attendance at the next
meeting of the board of trade. The pub
lic, he bald, would be invited, and the
subject of the proper housing of the poor
would be discussed.
WHITE HOUSE HOSPITALITY
President :ind Mrs. McKinley Have
a Number of Guests.
Aimer MeKlnley and Others
Entertained at Dinner
Hospitality at the White House Is not
yet on the wane, the pleasant informal din
ners and luncheons being of daily occur
rence. Yesterday Mr. audMrs.RobertMorse
and Capt. and Mrs. McWIlliams became
guests or the White House, where they will
remain for the next few days.
At dinner last evening the President and
Mrs McKiuley entertained Mr. aud Mrs.
Abuer McKiuley, Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, or
New York; Mr.and Mrs. KobertMor&e, Capt.
and Mrs. McWIlliams. -Miss Mabel McKinley
and Mrs. Saxton The table was ex
quisitely decorated with ferns and Golden
Gate roses, and a cluster of Easter lilies
was placed at each cover.
Mrs. McKinley was not very well yester
day and did not go for hci usual drive, or
receive callers. Quite a number of prom
inent people called and left their cards.
Among them were Mrs. Senator llannn,
Mrs. Grant, Rear Admiral and Mrs. Up
sher, Mr. and Mrs. 8. Jerome Uhl, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Taylor, of Ohio; Mrs. R.
T. Hay ward, Senator and 'Irs. Ledge, ex
Senator and Mrs. John B. Henderson, Sen
ator and Mrs. Thomas C Piatt, Mrs. Cabell
C. Willaitl, M Vance, Mrs Clarence Cary
and Miss Helen Kent Shaw, of New York.
Mrs. Senator llanna and Miss Ilnnna have
been making Senatorial calls these fine
days and very handsome and attractive
they look In their stylish turnout. Mrs.
llanna will be at home on Thursday.March
The engagement is announced of Mr.
"Walter Stetson and Miss Florence Le Velle,
both of this city.
Mrs McMillan will entertain at dinner on
Wednesday evening, March 17.
The Continental Chapter, D. A. R-, will
meet at the Elsmere on Monday evening,
Match 15, at 8 o'clock. An attractive pro
gram has been prepared for tlieoccaslon-
Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. Richard
son Clover will give a reception on Wednes
day evening in honor of ?enator and Mrs.
Gen. and Mrs. Draper will return from
Kentucky on Monday. Mrs. Preston, Mrs.
Draper's mother, who has been seriously
ill at her home in Kentucky, is reported to
Secretary and Miss Long will be the
guests of honor tomorrow afternoon at
3 o'clock, of ex-Secretary and Miss Her
bert, when they will meet a large num
ber of those connected with the Naval
Mrs Clara Walter Graves, of Cleveland,
Ohio, is visiting her parents at No. 215
Twelfth stTeet southeast. She will be at
home to her friends informally on Mon
days. DECHKASE OF IMMIGRATION.
Depnrtntions and Strict Examina
tions Responsible for It.
There has been a decrease in immigra
tion during the past seven" months, com
pared with the same period of last year, of
Commissioner Stump explains the de
crease as follows:
The many deportations and strict ex
ami'iatlons of the immigrants to the United
States have caused a large increase of im
migration from Europe to Brazil, Argentine
Republic aud other South American coun
tries', where Inducements are held out for
their immigration. Italian immigration
will be seriously checked by the proclama
tion of the Marquis di Rudini. minister of
the interior for that kingdom, warning
undesirable classes from embarkation and
Courtesy in Official Correspondence.
By general order No. 11, issued from
the War Department, yesterday, it is
enjoined upon all officers of the Army
and department officials that In the mat
ter of official correspondence between
then;, especially in matters involving ques
tions of jurisdiction, conflict of authority,
or dispute, their communications should be
couiteous in toneand free from any expres
sion partaking of a personal nature, or eja
culated to give offense. Whenever ques
tions of such chnracter shall arise and it is
found that they can not be reconciled by
aninterchnnge of courteous correspondence,
the officer of the Army, as the representa
tive of the interests of the War Depart
ment, in the matter involved, will make a
full presentation of the case to the Secre
tary of War, through the proper military
channels, in order that the game may be
For in effects
of over- fating Beech-
Win FOREIGN PLACE
Minister to China Denby Said to
MORE APPLICATIONS FILED
Sec'retary Gngo Is Going to Run
His Department as Ho Ran His
Iln nil Dawes Becoming Impa
tientComptroller IJchels Ju No
Ilnrry to Rqslgp.
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Among the change likely to occur soon
in the diplomatic service, is the displace
ment of Minister piiafles Denby, at Pekin,
China, who wnsrfappointed by President
Cleveland at the" beginning of his first
term, aud has held the orrice ever since
His resignation issiUd'to bo on-file.
A candidate fA'r tHe poat of Assistant
Secretary of War, who is late in making
an announcement,' ifj Gen. George D.
Ituggtcs, prcsentladJatant general of the
army, on duty at the, department, lie will
apply for retirement, upon an assurance
that lie will be appointed to the place he
covets. It is the understanding that Sec
retary Alger prefers a civilian for the place.
Chief Clerk John Tweedale, as previously
noted, aud the Incumbent under Gea. Giant,
are applicants, while Col. Fred. Grant is
wiid to aspire to it. Col. Tweedale has the
support, it is said, of Senators Proctor
aud Elkins, former Secretaries, and Sen
ator Quay. In addition, he has tiie Pennsyl
vania delegation in the House.
The gossips announce that two of the
applicants for the Assistant Secretaryship
or the Navy will be shown to be Ineligible,
owing to the fact iat while they were
in the naval service botli weie court-martialed,
and one was sentenced to dis
missal. The other was suspended for a
number of months for non-payment of debt.
There was a long list of applications put
on rile at the Treasury Departmentyegter
day. The applicants listed are these:
Seymour Dais, Philadelphia, for su
pervising aichltcct at the Treasury; J. A.
Wamsley, of Philadelphia, drug inspector
at Philadelphia; U. T. McKinley, of Harris
burg. Pa., for auditor of the Postofflce
Department; L. C. Coulson, of ScottsUiro,
Ala., auditor for the Interior Department;
B. K. Bruce, of Washington, register of
the Treasury;Aden Knoph, of Olney, 111.,
for commissioner of internal revenue; A.
L. Lawshc, of Converse, Ind., deputy
auditor for PostoMce Department; Thomas
llanna, of Indianapolis, Ind., burveycr
of customs at Indiauapolis; Francis T.
Rootcs, of Indianapolis, Ind., for United
States treasurer; W. G. Sink, of Rising.
Sun, Ind., chief cler,k of Treasury Depart
ment; Logan C. Murray, of Louisville,
Ky , assistant treasurer at New York;
Charles W. Dale, of New Orleans, sur
veyor of customs at New Orleans; A. L.
the currency; A. N. Burkholder, of Trenton,
Mo., 'auditor, for Treasury Department;
Samuel Hays and Andrew Powell. Loth
of New York, for commissioner of immi
gration at New York.
The applicants for collectorships line
up as follows:
Customs James Armstrong, at Tensa
cola; C V. Carlton, at Tampa; James A.
Wnddell, Kew West; O. S. Farr, Tampa;
J F B. Beckwith, Savannah; MartinMecker,
St. Paul; J- L. McCIure, of Kansas, for the
post at Galveston; Henry A. Haigh, at
Internal Revenue Robert Rector, New
Castle, Ind.; John R. llanna, Denver, Colo.;
R E. Croifet, Lakeland, Fla.; W. D.
Denoody, Springfield, 111.; J. C. Petit,
Flora, 111 ; W. 11. Bafeman, Litchfield. III.;
A. W.Sutar, Chicago, in.;N.Filbeck, Terre
Haute, Ind,; W. II. Zimmerman, of Brazil,
Ind.; these two being in'thc same district;
S. R. Crambaugh, of Tennessee, for the
office at Hopkinsville, Ky.; W B. Fowle,
Newton, Mass., for Boston office; "W. L.
Elliott, for same; F, B. Babcock, Grand
Rapids, Mich ; F. M. Scion, Kansas City;
George Rotating, Brooklyn, N. Y ; diaries
A. "Walsh, Brooklyn. N. Y.
W. F. Wakcman.of New York, has asked
to be made appraiser at New York, and
W. M. Marshall, pfJTrentou, N. J., desires
the place of assistant, appraiser at New
Y'ork; II. W. Smith has applied for an
apprnisership at St. Louis.
SIPOS ' "' " SIPOS
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In a second list, bulletined at noon, and
containing about twenty-five names, Col.
Geo. W. Wilson, present deputy commission
er, appears for appointment as Com
missioner of Internals Revenue; R. F.
Patterson, of Memphis, Tennessee, is
an applicant for the registership of
the Treasury; C. A. Willard, of Ten
nessee, for Comptioller of the Currency;
John F. Gowey, of Washington State, for
Register of theTieasury: Charles E. Brown,
of Cincinnati, for Register of the Treasury;
Henry Young Arnett, of Wilberforce, Ohio,
forReglsterofthe Treasury: Sampson Pope,
of North Carolina, for Auditor for War
Department, and Ernest G. Timme, of
Wisconsin, for Auditor.for State aud other
In addition are the following:
Collectors of Internal revenue Alvin T.
Walsh, Brooklyn, N."Y.; James Cobb, Crisp,
N. C; U. A. Keys", Irontou, Ohio; C. F.
Learch. Cleveland, Ohio; E. V. Samson,
Flat, Ohio; Hugh V. Smith, Cachronton.
Ohio; C. P. Way, Shreve, Ohio; E. E.
Drown, Marion, Ohio; Milton Weidler,
Portland, Oregon; David A. Nunn, Brown
ville, Tenn.; Patrick Garaghty, Dowell
town, Tenn.; W. E. Davis, Fort Worth,
Tex.; J. P Hnlnhrick, Huntington, W.
W. Phillips, of New York, applies for
assistant appraiser at New York; JV. T.
Johnson, Ironton, Ohio, supervising in
spector of steam vessels; William Sprow,
of Cleveland, Ohio, for commissioner of
immigration; H. R. Graff, Cleveland, Ohio,
appraiser; S. W. Duflinger, London, Ohio,
surveyor of customs; Ellas Mann, Akron,
Ohio, deputy auditor for the War Depart
rnent; F. II. Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio, ap
praiser; William J). Scott, Ulrichsville.
Ohio, assayer of Denver mint; C. W. Guffy,
of Llano, Tex., and Fred W. Fox, Houston,
Tex., collectors of customs.
Thomas W. Crldler, chief of the Diplo
matic Bureau, is said to be slated for
an Assistant Secretaryship of State, and
the Impression has gained currency that
Assistant Secretary Roekbill will be made
secretary of the legation at Pekin, where
he formerly served for five years.
It Is pretty definitely settled that ex
Assistant Secretary Spaulding is to be
given his old place in the Treasury. His
intimate knowledge of money branches bf
the Treasury ramifications renders his
sel' ;tionas very desirable. Who the other
two will be is a matter of conjecture.
Secretary Gage's' Itlea is that his as
sistants should attend to all routine mat
ters, leaving him free to devote his time
to the adjustment of the larger problems
of the department work, as, for instance,
the financial questions There will doubt
less be a '.cry material change made ju
the assignments of departmental duties,
just as soon as the Assistant Secretaries
shall be selected.
The Secretary said jesterday that he
proposes to l un the Treasury Justus he had
managed his banking institution. There
were six men , he said, always at comma nd,
either one of whom could take his place
at the head at a mr ir.cnt's notice. This
plan, he believes, will work in the depart
mental work. " '
It is related that Charles B. Dawes,
said by some and believed by himself, to
be slated for Comptroller Eckels' place, is
becoming very' impatient over the delay in
offering him the position, and that he may
consent to be switched off in another di
rection. Mr. Eckels is alio said to have
become slightly irritated at the persis
tency of the eifortto induce him to lesign,
and to have made up his mind to hold
on until the expiration of the four years
for which he was appointed.
That term will not expire until April
28, 1S98, over a year hence. Some
amusement is "TJa used by the report that
telegrams .have been exchanged between
interested parties, on the one hand solicit
ing immediate action, and ou the other,
asserting that Mr. Eckels is likely to re
sign at an early day ou account of ill
health. Mr. Eckels comments upon this
by saying he never felt better in his life.
He is reported to have been offered some
halt a, dozen good places, each paying
moie than he getB from his office, but
he has declined them all. The last nega
tive response was given yesterday to a
Chicago paper, which had asked him to
become Us writer on finance.
A notice bulletined at the Treasury De
partment yesterday afternoon was to the
effect that no appointments would be made
until artcr a conference to be held this
morning between the Secretary and the
President. It was also stated that i.t
the conference the question or selecting
the assistant secretaries and the chief
clerk will be considered.
SNAP SHOT INTERVIEWS
"The Times Is making a good impression
with its suappiues? and vim. 1 am enjoying
the new cartoons immensely, and I have
heard two or three other people speak of
them." C. A. Mills, Law Student.
"I am very well pleased with the way
the reception to the President-elect weut
off. There wa.s not a Jar anywhere, ami
every guest, of the hotel has told me that
It was as near perfect as anything in this
world may be expected to be. But every
one connected with the house Is tired out."
Manager Burclt, The Ebbitt.
"An assault on a policeman by a citizen
is a serious offense, but an astault on a
citizen while in the act of assisting an
officerin making an arrest cannot, in many
instances, be regarded in a less serious light
than a direct assault on an officer. It
should be the policy of the law to deal in
the severest fashion with any one guilty
or either offense." Judge Samuel C.
"1 didn't sec the Inauguration parade.
It was a perfect day, the best since Grant's
first, I believe; but I have seen about as
much ol Hint sort of thing as interests me,
especially where there is such a crowd. I
saw the fireworks, though. I only needed
to look out or my window." Judge S. F.
Phillips, or Phillips & McKenuey, Attor
neys. "This is the time of year when I feel
as though I would like to be out in the
country. A young man who leaves a farm
to slave at a desk In the city makes the
greatest mistake of his life." Emmet Bos
tick, Cleik, Southern Railway.
"Instances are not wanting, of courte, to
show the tact and graciousness of Mrs.
Cleveland, but I think these were exem
plified bcnutlfully In her recepUon of
Mother McKinley on the day of thelatter's
return from the ceremonies at the Capitol
I could not help noticing the attention paid
by Mrs. Cleveland to Mrs. McKinley when
she arrived, evidently exhausted by the
crush and bustle of the ceremonies. Mrs.
Cleveland was quick to note this, and was
immediately at her side, sissistiug her off
with her wraps saying pleasant things to
her, -and otherwise making her 'feel at
home,' and this Mrs. Cleveland did without
attracting attention and without inatten
tion to the others of the party." 0. J.
Bell, Chairman of the Piaugural Committee
"The last inauguration wiib remarkable
In one way that you wouldn't think of.
Owing to the excellent weather of the 4th
there have been comparatively few appli
cations for medicine that can be traced
to exposure on that day.
"Four years ago, as on practically all of
the preceding inauguration days the
weather was not nil that could be de
sired, and as a result many persons suf
fered from exposure incident to such an
"Four years ago the demand for medi
cine during the week immediately follow
ing Inauguration day was very great."
E. P. Mertz, Druggist.
"I am a personal friend of Robert P.
Porter. No, I do not believe he wishes
to have the Census Bureau again. It is
my opinion that he could have a much
better piece ot pie than that of superin
tendent of the census if he wished it."
Lawyer P. J. Somers, Milwaukee.
Collided With a Dairy Wngon.
Harry A. Staples, a young man, living
at No. 306 Tenth street southwest, while
riding a bicycle on Seventh street south
west, collided with a dairy" wagon, driven
by R. L. Veitch. The young man's wheel
was demolished and he was badly cut and
Hastings Resting Comfortably.
Gen. Hastings, who had one of hfs legs
broken in an accident a few days ago and
who was taken to Garfield Hospital, was
reported as resting comfortably last night.
Once in a while's
man surprises the
watchers by sitting
up in his coffin,
and asking- why in
the world they put
him iu there. Such
thine. when thpv
happen, are published far and wide. They
are considered well nigh miraculous. Is it
any less wpudcrful when a man is cured of
a disease presumed to be fatal ? When phy
sicians say to a man that he cannot live, he
considers himself just about as good as dead.
He can almost feel the coffin closing npou
him. And yet, frequently these men who
arcsentenced to death by their doctors, are
raised up out of their sickuess to perfect,
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery has
lifted thousands of men and women right out
of the grave. After doctors had given thera
up, they have in desperation turned to this
great remedy, and to their great astonish
ment have found themselves getting well.
Skepticism in regard to this wonderful
medicine has cheated many a man out of
his health. If people could only be made
to believe the truth about the "Discov
ery," half the sickness could be avoided
and cured. The " Golden iledical Dis
covery" will cure ninety-eight per cent.
of all cases of consumption. This great
" Discovery " will also cure all of the things
that lead lb consumption lingering coughs,
throat and bronchial troubles, general de
bility, loss of flesh, loss of sleep, loss of ap
petite, loss of nerve force. Its effect is im
mediately seen. As the patient begins to
feel better, he begins to look better, aud the
hollows and wrinkles are filled out with
sound, firm, healthy flesh. Druggists sell it.
If youunnt to know the great sccrctsof health,
send 2i oiie-ct stamps, to pay the cost of mail
ing only, and receive free a copy of Dr. Pierce's
Common Sense Medical Adviser, si cents ia
paper covers. 31 cents in ctcth. It is a complete
medical library in ouc volume. World's Di
PSfisary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
GIVEN AWAY 'ZlV- j
SHOE RETAILING. 1
Our business methods are both aggressive and
progressive. We never have time or occasion to Wl
grumble about dull times. We continually try $
and better the times for our Patrons by bettering Hi
and cheapening their Footwear this makes
time3 constantly livelier for us and our business. $$j
Our March sales so far are way ahead of those ij
of any previous-like period a clear evidence that $A
our new Spring Shoes are meeting with popular pi
favor. Here are some of tomorrow's crowd- j
Infants' Black or Tan Button.
wee sort sole button
orsoft black or brown kid
with worked buttonholes
Spring-heel Tan Shoes.
Size3 G to 8, Soft
tan VicI Kid, durable
Boys' "Iron-Clad" Shoes.
On a new prettv shape,
made of good Satin Calf
Solid Sole Laced Shoes.
Made or good veal
cair, on a neat, round
toe, with tips.
The Great "Ideal" Shoes.
or beat Casco Cair,
finished, shapedand look ffi rn
like $3 Shoes. $1.51)
Reliable Shoe Houses,
930 rmd 932 7th St. N. W. 1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave.X. W.
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
PLEASED WITH THE SYSTEM. ggny
Growth of the House-to-House 3Iall
The house-to-house mall collection sys
tem introduced in this city about six weeks
ago by the Postofflce Department is mak
ing steady, although slow, progress.
Nearly 300 or the letter boxes, which
are used in the new system, have been or
deredvfor private residences, a larger num
ber than has been placed in any other of
i ho eighteen cities in which the experi
ment is being tried.
The orders for the boxes come from all
sections ot the city, there being two or
three boxes on each carrier'B beat.
Owing to this scattering of the boxes it
is difficult to form an uccurate idea of
the workings of the system. It is said at
the department, howevti, that when the
house-to-house collection was tried in a
single district of this city about five years
ago, each house possessing a box.it was
a success. The householders who have
adopted the system express themselves as
well satisfied. There is, however, one
drawback to the service which has not
been generally understood. The collections
are ah made by the letter carriers who
deliver the mall and not by those who
collect mail from the street boxes. The
regular collections In most cities arc more
frequent than the deliveries and are made
with the view to dispatching the moils as
promptly as possible, while deliveries are
made at hours which are supposed to
suit the convenience of the residents.
In this city there is a collection of mall
Trom the street boxes at midnight, so that
all letters written and mailed during the
evening can be sent out on the first
trains in the morning. Many of them
are dispatched as early as 2 o'clock, and
letters mailed in a street box as late as
midnight are delivered in New York and
other cities early the next morning.
The last general delivery ot mall In
the residence portions of the city is about
5 o'clock In the evening, and letters
written and mailed in the house boxes
after that time would not, consequently,
be collected until the next morning when
the first delivery was made.
NO DANGER OF EXPLOSION.
Navy Department Not Alarmed
About the Now "York Story.
The Navy Department has not received a
report of any fire on the cruiser New York,
although the regulations require Capt.
Schley to notify the Secretary of the
Navy of any seriou3 happenings under his
command. In regard to any great danger
from f ire rn the Nevr York, or other ves
sels of her class, however, the naval ord
nance bureau declares that it should cause
no alarm, as the new naval powder can be
ignited only with red high heat and an
additional detonation (which Could not
occur in a shell-room) would be required
to cause an explosion.
This powder, which in appearance is
something like thin strips or chocolate, in
any temperature where human life could
exist for an instant, Is totally inert and
am be handled with impumc The old
days of exploding magazines In war
ships have passed, and sailormen are
awareof the fact. Over-heated coal bunkers
are common on the new ships oi accountof
their intricate cellular con.-truction and
the difficulty ot ventilation, but a little
water al ways remedies the evil. Four cases
cured by this simpletrent-ncnt have already
been reported to the department this year.
Partnerslu Sickness and in Health.
The most convincing evidence of the effi
cacy of such a wonderful remedy as Dr.
Agnew's Catarrhal Powder is the word of
the man who has been relieved from the
bondage of this insidious disease. "Rev.
John Bochror and wife, of Buffalo, were
bothafnictod with distressing Catarrh. One
application gave relief inside of ten min
utes, and they were in a short time cured to
The annual fancy dress ball of the
Columbia Tum-Vercln will be given at
National Rifles' Armory on Monday even
ing. The banner mass meeting of the Epworth
Junior League will be held at McKer.dree
M. E- Church Sunday, the 21st. at 3 p. m.
$8.50 Suits, $5.98.
In this line or suits will be found plain
cloths, in fashionable shndes, All-wool
Scotch Homespuns, Checks and Novelty
Cloth Effects, In reefer, fly-front and
blazer styles, silk lined, tailor
made, full width skirts $5.98
S3 Shepherd Plnld and Check Skirt3,
nercaline lined andstiffened, vel
vet bound, full width, aUsizes..$x.4S
S12-S14 7 h 5t-. 715 Market !p-ic
JACKETS AND CAPES-
Dong"ola Lace or Button.
Of good wearing kid
heeled or spring heel, ff 1 flfl
wich good solid soles 41.UU
New Tan Laced Shoes
or the famous tan
Oxide Eld, very stylish tr I Cfl
heeled or spring heel 4H.SU
Hand-made Dress Boots.
10 different styles
Turn or Welted boles (fl rn
made or finest Kid OZ.OU
Goodyear Sewed Shoes.
Equal to hand-sewed,
with oak-tanned leather, frn nn
flexible soles. 3Z.UU
New Tan Shoes.
Of f'nul Riiaaln rolf
with hand-sewed, welt
ed, flexible soles.
Special Saturday Bulletin.
Special Wrapper Sale
a.u Ladles' Wrappers,
raada of standard prints
In Indigo blna and
fancy. Perfect fit.
W orth 75c For thl3
Ime lot of dark Percale Wrappers,
which were bold at Sl.OO, wc siiaU m
rlrvqA At: H
One lot ot very stylish Percale
Wrappers, all the leading colors and
designs, made in very latest fashion,
extra wide skirt, regular price,
Great Sale of JVlusIin
Long Gowns, worth 50c; spe
Long Gowns, worth SOc; spe
Long Gown3, worth . 5c; spe
Long Gowns, worth 51; spe
Skirts, good value at 50c;
Skirts, good value at 75c;
Skirts, good value at S1.00;
Drawer. saldelewhereat 25c:
ICO doz. Corset Covers. Actual
value lot Special for this sale ooly
Special sale of Dress'Skirts
'and Waist-will of OUR
f atO SUepard
extra wide, lined
anu mterl Ineo.
The latest out,
S3.50 Brilllantinc Skirts, spe
54.00 Brilhantine Skirts. spe
54 00 Novelty Skms.spe
55.00 Sdk Mohair Skirts,
5K-00 Silk and Satin Skin.C
SOc r ercale Waists Fur
this sale 29c
75c and 51-00 Laundered
Waists, soecial ap
51-00 Laundered "Waists,
separate collars 49e
52 Worsted Novelty Waists,
Silk Waists from 9cc up to 0 CO-
500 larso lza GtDsham Aprons,
usually sold at 15c 1'or one day
only i'P 80G 7th St. X xv.
I O. 1034-192G V:, At.
in the new
Library of Congress
are reproduced by permission and
approval of the artists, in
THE COPLEY PRINTS.
For sate by art dealers iu Wash
Every resident, and every visitor
should have a copy or tne Illus
trated Handbook of the Library, a
valuable souvenir and authoritative
story of the art, architecture and
paintings in the great buildiug.
Sold at the Library.
R -nrjTic . r-AJUi3Dnrr r. n
For Sale at tJiT
TIMES COUNTING ROOM,
Price . . $i.50.
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