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THE MORNIKTO TIMES; WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 17, 1897
Low-price Suits to order,
made our way, is a new ex
perience for you men.
Made-to-order Suits -for
$12 and $15 arc not scarce
but suits like Ave make
for 12 and $15 are different
from anything 3-ou've ever
seen for the same money.
The cloths trimmings
tailoring and fit are bet
ter. Leave your measure today.
Corner Tth and E Streets N. W.
No Ilrancli Storo In Wwdtingtoii.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
1 Blackjack and Pistol Figure, in a
An Old Man Drinks the Contents of si
Dottle of X.1niment ivltli Fatal
Alexandria, March 16. A Mated In The
Evening Times si suit Tor $10,000 damages,
was instituted in tlie corporation courtto
da jr by M r. William Webster agaiiibtMchsrs.
William li. and lIarileSiiioot,Surgl. James
Smith and Officer William Ferguton. The
suit is ttie outcome of a csm. tiicd in the
police court last monMi, when "Constable
Webster, who is a deputy sergeant, was
charged with the larceny of a watch val
ued at $100. which had been stolen from
ltarric .Snuiot. Shortly after the larceny
of ttie watch Air, Smoot offered a leward
of $lo0 for its recovery.
Constable Webster went to woik on the
case, and feub&equently called on .Mr. W.
B. Smoot and told him he thought he could
recover Uie waj.ch. It developed at the in
vestigation referred to that Sergt. smith
Jiad called onMr. Smootand told him that
Webster bad the watch and would cull and
orfer to lecoverit After Webster's viMt
Smool wrote a letter to the fcergeant, ia
which he Mated that lie believed the ser
gcaut's tbeory wa& coirect, and that lie,
too. believed that Mr. Webbtcr had the
too, believed that Hr. Webster had the
This letter was shown by the sergeant
to several persons, including two member
by tlie mayor and read in evidence whett
the cat-e was called in the police court.
There was no evidence whatever to connect
Mr. Webster with the larceny of the watch,
and he was disniisbed. The two officers, it
will be lemembered, "Were suspended for
thirty days "for carrying information of an
alleged felony in tlieir pockets, and not
Impartiugit to the mayor or chief-of-policc,
as was tlieir duty."
Judge Nicol, in the circuit court, today
granted a chattel to the Brunhaus Coffee
Urn Compauy. The capital stock is to be
4G0.OOO. Henry Braunhaus, of Washington,
is president, and J. C. De Putronis named
as agent. The objects of the uew corpora
tion are to manufacture coffee urns and
generators aud to operate coffee works,
A charter was also granted by the same
court to the Columbia Dredging Company,
the capital stock of which is to be $100,
000. E. R. Jackson, of Washington, is the
president, and James R. Cnton the loeil
agent. The objects of the company are to
build and operate dredging machines,
build wharves, etc.
C, H Oelilet, a young man, who is em
ployed in tlie Southern Railway bhops, met
with a serious accident this afternoon and
narrowly escaped death. Mr. Oehlerl at
tempted to throw off the belt which was
running a turret lathe, when he became
entangled in the machinery and received
serious injuries before the machinery was
stopped, lie was attended by Dr. O'Brien
Messrs. R. W. Brown and J. 11. Vest, of
ihe Ameucan Patent and Novelty Com
auy, of Tiffin, O., held a conference today
with Mayor Thompson, City Treasuier
Harlow, ex-Mayor Straus and several
neiubcrs of the Business Men's League.
Mr. Brown stated that he had understood
Shat the people of this city "were ready
lend financial aid to enterprises that
might locate licie, and his company de
tired to coml", providing satisfactory ar
rangements could be made. After an
jour's interchange of views on the sub
iecfc the visitors were requested to submit
i proposition in writing either to the
ousincssrnen or the city council.
, Thomas Maddey, while at "work on one
sfthe buildings of the Alexandria Fertilizer
Company today, "was struck on the head by
-, i falling brick and quite painfully cut.
Alexandria Division, A 0.. Hibernians,
will celebrate St. Patrick's Day by a musl
oal and literary entertainment at the
Lyceum tomorrow night. A banquet will be
served after the entertainment.
Deputy Sergeant B. B. Smith and Con
stable William Webster recovered in Wash
ington last nighttwo diamond rings, which
had been taken from an Alexandrian by
The American Salvation Army, under
command of Capt. Hnrry McKnigbt, has
established headquarters at Scbuler's Ball,
on Upper King street, for one week.
The funeral of Mrs. Catharine X. Fassett
took place from her late home, corner of
Columbus and Queen streets, this evening.
The sot vices were conducted by Revs. P.
P. Phillips aud J. T. Williams. The in
terment was in "Union Cemetery.
The remains of Miss Mary Willoughby
Tebbs, whose death was announced in The
Times, will be taken to Loudoun county to
morrow for interment.
In the circuit court today in the cause of
T. L. White vs. Farmers and M echanics' In
luraace Company, the reports of Special
Commissioner Gardner L. Boothc and E. B.
Taylor, receiver, were filed and the ca6e
lubmltted to Judge Nicol for decision and
decree in vacation, the cause to be further
leard at Manassas on May 12. The total
indebtedness of the Farmers and: Mechanic
Insurance Company aud the Farmers and
Uechanlcs' Fire Insurance Company is $7S,
34:2 and the assets only $1,700. "
In the police court today Alice Kltts and
Mary Sims, both colored, were fined $2.50
each for disorderly conduct; Emma John
son, colored, for assaulting Joseph Fair,
was fined $2.50, and Peter Sims, colcred,
for assaulting his wife, was fined $10 and
required to give bond in the ium of $100
to keep the -peace.
An old man mimed J. Werner, living
near Independence Hill, in Prince William
county, yesterday evening drank a portion
of a bottle of liniment, which had been
given him by an acquaintance named Eose
bury, and died f r6m the effects of the dose
before a phj'slcian could be summoned.
A meeting jit the Jefferson Hotel Com
pany was held at the office of the com
pauy in thiscity The Affairs of the organ
ization nas reported in good condition.
The following officers woe elected: Pres
ident, W. W. MarmaduUc: vice president,
Calvin A. Holland; secretary nudtreasurer,
W. B. Bronson: general counsel, L. D. Yar
rell: directors, W. "W. Mnrmaduke, M. M.
Holland. C A. Holland, H. V. Marmaduke,
nd W S . Bronson.
BOSS H DODGE FIRED
East Washington Citizens Want
Them for Commissioners.
A PRECEDENT SUBMITTED
Tlio Committee of Fifteen Agrees
Upon Suggehtioiit to the X resi
dent Gen. Mrney, Gov. Ordwny,
and Dr. Croffut to Urge lue Ap
pointments Cuso of. Gen. Payne.
So far as lite citizens of Enbt Washington
are concerned, tlie successors have been
named to Commissioners Q'ruesdcll aud Ross.
It is not a new thing that district oT the
city should ask for territorial lepresentu
tion, as .such a plan was advocated in 18S1
and was approved by President uarneld.
The committee of fifteen, whose object
has already been noted In The Times, met
ieslerday afternoon at the city hall, Geu.
IJirneyprchiumg. The con unit tee had bclure
it a number of names as suggestions to tlie
Pret-ldent lor appointment. One of those
was Mr. M- I. Wellcr, but he gave the
committee to understand before the meet
ing that lie was in no .sense a candidate
and that he could not serve it nominated
by the President.
The committee, after a long session and
consideration of nil the claims, agreed on
Mr. W. C. Dodge as the Republican Com
missioner and Mr. Ross to succeed liinnelf
as the Democratic Commissioner.
Gen. Birney said that the committee
represented about two-thirds of the area
of the District and about one-half of Its
The committee selected Gen. Biruey, Gov.
Ordway and Dr. Croffut to .see Secretary
Porter olid arrange for a, conference with
the President, at which the gentlemen
nominated by the committee jhall be
urged for appointment.
Gen. l'lrney said that Mr. Ross was in
every sense a citizen of East Washington.
He is A resident of that section and owns
property there. Mr. Dodge Is also a well
known citizen and, of course, a resident of
As above Doled, the principle for which
the East W.tshiugronians aie contending
was i (.-cognized not long after the estab
lishment of the present form of DIstiict
government. When Gai field was President
there was an effort made to change,
as It w;ih even then claimed, the dtirt of
tilings to the noithwcst, and the people of
East Wa.-hiugioi) centered on'Gen. Payne
as tlie Commissioner to represent that
sectiou. Gen- Payne was advocated before
Gai field, who agreed to appoint him, but
this was not done on account of the tiagic
death of the Piesident.
It is not unlikely, now that the East
Washington people have acted, that the
matter or the indorsement of Uie idea by
the board will be pushed. At the last meet
ing or the board the question came up in
cidentally in the discussion or home rule
for the District, but a resolution offered
covering the Comrnlssloiicrship for East
'Washington went over until the next meet
ing. Inthemeanwhilcthe other candidates arc
not losing any time, or their friends are
not, in getting their cases in shape. It is
ft matter of some importance to the people
or the District, and there is no prospect of
a surprise at least , as to the time when the
nominations will be scut to the Senate by
MYERS AT FLOOD TIDE
Hundreds of People Have Been
Ruined and Rendered Homeless.
ltnin Continues to Full and tlie Surg
- iug "Waters Threaten to Brealc
Down the Levees.
Memphis, Tenn., March 1G So far as
reported with reliability tonight there
have been but two diownings in the flood,
both being colored, in the vicinity of
Marion, Ark. Stories of jescue by the
half dozen or more steamers engaged in
the work and vessels arriving fioni above
and below have, however, added highly
thrilliug features to the situation.
From refugees arriving from back of
Marion it was learned that hundreds of
people in that sectiou were in the water
and without means to escape. Accordingly,
h light draught steamer was pushed in that
direction as far as possible and skiffs
imnetrated even further. The rebult was
the rescue or scores of sufferers. On Prcsi:
dent's Island, below here, a large number
were foundinthewaterandtaken on board.
On Island Forty, above, a report came
that there were between fifty and a huu
dredpeoplc in between three and four feet
of water, and a steamer was dispatched to
The steamers Mary Morton and W. F.
Nisbet, from above, brought tidings of
desolation and distress all along the river
for 100 miles or mo&. The latter's of
ficers declared that there were certainly
hundreds of people for whom there was
no prospect of relief. Every piece of
ground along the river above water was
crowded with people and Ii?c stock, and
in one Instance their place of refuge was
a sawdust mound which was being stead
ily swept away from under them.
The Yazoo river at Greenwood, Miss.,
is at flood tide with the Tallahatchie and
Tallabusta pouring great volumes into it
AU of this goes Into the Mississippi to in
crease its floods. Helena, Ark., reports the
Mississippi two feet four inches below the
highest mark, rising, and with rain all
last night and today, The correspondent
also reports an expected levee break at
Modoc, near there. Re-enforced Govern
ment crews are now engaged in "sacking''
The second annual carnival of athletes
for Uie benefit of the gymnasium fund of
the X. M. C. A. will open in Odd Fellows'
Hall next Monday evening and continue
throughout the week. A young folks' mati
nee will be given Saturday of iiext week
from 1 to C o'clock.
Elphonzo Youngs Co.
Not so much of the Cali
fornia canned fruit at 20c
remains. A saving of 10c
is made on every can, for
they're really 30c value,
Iveinon cling or Crawford
peaches. Bartlett pears, egg
plums or greengage plums
or apricots, packed in best
granulated sugar sirup.
$2.25 dozen cans.
Elphonzo Youngs Co,
Wlioleisiil: mid Retail Grocer.
428 9th St. Bet. D and E
MR. HARRISON IN THE CITY
The Ex-President Argues a Case
Before the Supreme Court. '
Declines to 3M scuss i'oKtics, but Says
He Loves Washington When
the Streets Arc Clean.
Ex-President Harrison aud ex-Attorney
General Miller have been stopping at the
Arlington Hotel since Monday night. They
came here together to defend the Indiau
apolis Street Railway Company vs. tlie Citi
zens' Street "Railway Compauy, of the same
place, in a suit before the Supreme Court
or the United Stutes, to establish their re
spective rights of way on certain streets
there These distinguished attorneys will
remain here until tills afternoon, and, if
theircaseincourtis uotdelayedlongcr than
they expect, they will take the 3:40 o'clock
train this afternoon for their home. They
appeared berore the court yesterday arter
noon and argued the case about half an
Gen. Harrison was seen at his hotel a
little later. He looks to be in remarkable
good health much better than he did
.vlien he w.-is President. He is not so
fleshy and there is more color iu his
face. He unid he came strictly on busi
ness and has not made any social calls.
"What do you think of the President's
message" to the extra session?" ho was
"Now," he -said, as he put his hands
behind him under a long, blaek frock coat
and posed wisely, as the cartoonists ured to
pose him under that big hat. -'really, I'm
not making calls aud I'm not being inter
viewed on any subject. But I'll say one
thing," he coutiuued, '"the city is not very
"The parks look a little rusty and I
fancy there has not been a good cleaning
bince the inauguration. When Washing
ton is clean it is a beautiful city, and 1
love to fee it so."
"Do, you think, general, you will ever
come here to live permancnUy?"
"Never." lie renlied. emnhntically. "In
dianapolis is the place to live and 1 have
never had an' desire to live here per
manently." Neither Mr. IlnriiMin nor Mr. Miller
called at the White House yesterday.
Till inn n at Wilmington.
Wilmington, Del., March 1C United
States Senator Tillman spoke on the money
question at the Auditoiium hcie tonight.
He made a characteristic speech concern
ing the Republican policy, in which he said
that lie now favored giving the country
all the tariff the Republican f.aity could
give it. "Lay the country on its back,"
lie said, "and dose physic into it until
it is sick; that is the only way to show
these people that there is nothing in tlie
Republican State Convention.
Providence, R- 1-. March 16. The Re
publican State convention met today and
nominated the following State ticket:
Governor, Ellsha Dyer, of Providence: lieu
tenant governor, A. J. Pothicr, or Woon
socket; secretary of State, Charles P. Den
nett, of Providence: attorney general, Wil
lard B. Tanner, of Pawtucket; general
treasurer, Samuel Claik, of Lincoln.
University Hospital Fuud.
Tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Arlington Hotel a meeting will be con
vened for the purpose of arranging for the
collection of a fund for the erection of a
hospital in connection with the George
town University. It is the intention or the
building committee to erect n hospital
which will be a credit to the university,
an'd subscriptionsforthat purpose are being
F"ederntiou of Labor.
The local Federation of Labor met last
evening at Plasterers' Hall, but adjourned
without transacting any business. Iu the
absence of President Mcllugh, who Is out
of the city, the meeting was called to or
der by YicoPresidcnt McGec, or Carpenters,
Woman's .Night at St. LulieVj.
The many phases of woman's work, lo
cally and in a national sense, will be the
theme for discussion Thursday evening at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, under the
auspices of the Men's Guild. The Na
tional Association of Colored Women of
America, the W. C. T. U., the kindergartens,
the Industrial League and the Organized
Chanties will be represented, respective
ly, by Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, Mrs. P.o
setta Lawson, Mrs. Daniel Murray, Mrs.
Arthur S. Gray and Miss Mattie R. Uowen.
The meeting will be held in St. Luke's
Parish Hall, comer Fifteenth and Madlbon
streets, and great interest 1h being mani
fested among the progressive elements
of the colored people, who are anxious
to learn the plans and bcope of the work
outlined bj the organizations of Afro
American women. Miss Louise Alston has
prepared an orginai ode for the occasion.
Exercises begin at S p. m. aud seats are
free. Mr. R. "W. Thompson will preside.
Future LnwyerH Wax Eloquent.
At a meeting of the Debating Society of
the law department of the Georgetown
University, held last night, speakers were
elected to represent the college in the inter
collegiate debate between Georgetown and
the Columbia College, of New York city.,
After a How of eloquence the society se
lected Messes. Ryan of Georgia, Powers
of California, and Roach of Massachusetts.
They are experienced debaters, and the
members of the law department feel jubil
ant over their choice.
Resolutions were also adopted, and a
copy ordered to be sent to Mr. John H.
Luthy, a incinber of the society, express
ing the deep sympathy of the society for
the loss of his bride-wife, who died under
sucn sad circumstances, details of which
have been published In The Times.
Opening of the Continental Clothing
Washington has a new Clothing House,
and a fine one, in the "Continental," on
F and Eleventh streets, the opening of
which attracted much attention on
Saturday last. Tlie enterprising proprietors,
Mc-sr."1. Godfrey, Moore & Co., made things
very pleasant for the troop of visitors "who
"took in" tlie new stoie. Every visitor was
presented with a pretty floral Mntvenir as
a menionto of the occasion. The store has
beeu transformed entirely, quite extensive
structural alterations being -necessary to
achieve the really artistic ideas of the
As itstands, the re is certainly not a more
admirably arranged store In town, and
Saturday's crowds showed how keenly ap
preciative ill such matters Wushington
ians are. The staff is composed cf
gentlemen who are all old friends,
Messrs. W. E Shckcll, A, T. Barbee.W. J,
Moran ( formerly with Parker, Bridget & Co. )
and Mr. J. B.Welkcrt, formerly with Messrs
Saks and McKncw. Courteous attention is
assured with such a staff, and the Conti
nental will doubtless become a favorite store,
fromnow on. It is intended that the whole
of the ground floor shall be devoted to
boys' aud children's clothes. This will be
welcomed by mater familias, who as a
rule buy for young America, as a sensible
and considerate plan, to save her trouble
and stair climbing.
LABOR CIRCLES AGITATED
Tlie Charged Against Hayes Af
ford F6od 'for Gossip.
AN EXPLANATION GIVEN
It Th Sold That the Charges Were
Instigated by a 3Iouibcr of the
General Executive Hoard Who
Is a X'ersonal Enemy of the See-retury-Troiisjurer.!
There were no new official develop
ments in tlie "Hayes suspension" matter
yesterday. All the parties interested were
6een, but they refused to talk on Uie sub
ject farther than to state that it would
amount to nothing.
The statement however, thatcnarges had
been preferred against the General Secretary-Treasurer,
and that he had beeu sus
pended was the general topic of conversa
tion in labor circles.
The denials made by leading officials
are not surprising, for at the last meeting
of the general assembly of the order au
order enjoining the strictest secrecy on
all matters pertaining to a business of the
knights of Labor was adopted
There arc members of the order, however,
who do not cousider that personal griev
ances should be classed as "business,"
especially when the result is calculated to
seriously effect the progress aud welfare of
the Knights ot Labor.
One of the most prominent among these
said to a Times reporter:
Whilethechargesttgainst Secretary Hayes
were preferred by District Assembly No.
66, "K. of L., they were instigated by a
member of the general executive board,
who wants Hayes beheaded for the good
the general secretary did not do the mem
ber referred to, in the past. Tlie charges,
he was Informed, accused Secretary Hayes
of. attempting to gain control of the local
assembly for his own personal benefit, to
the detriment of tlie order in the District
Tbis charge, the spealcer said, is abso
lutely false, for it Is well known tbafin
the execution ot the last order or the Gen
eral Assembly Secretary Hayes was ex
tremely lenient and construed the order so
as to allow District Assembly No. 66 more
time to consider and take final action In
regard to the conditions Imposed. And so
far as Secretary Hayes doing anything
to the detriment of the order,, either lo
cally orelsewhcre.ifc.iH mere nonsense, for,
lie said, it is a well-known fact that he
has doue as much, if not more, for the ad
vancement of the order than any one man
It was also learned last night that the
matter of Secretary Hayes has been hang
ing fire for some time. It was said that
one member of the general executive board
was in favor of suspension, and that another
had agreed, If the charges made could be
substantiated, ,he, too, would favor the
decapitation or.AIr. Hayes. The other three
members of the-board, who, it is. said, were
thoroughly conveisant with the circum
stances which led to the making or the
charges, make light of the whole arfair
and do not even consider it serious enough
The general, executive board will meet
this morning at 0 o'clock, and will prob
ably be in session all day. Master Work
man Sovereign will go to New York to
night to tnko partiu the arbitration meet
ing', and will return on Friday, when the
board will continue its work.
Harris' Condition Improving.
' The condition or Burrill Harris, the
colored man whose sknll was fractured by
his wife lastSunday nlghtdurlng adomestic
quarrel, was reported as somewhat im
proved last night, and it Is now believed
that the colored man will recover. Mrs.
Harris threw a brick at her husband and
beriously injured him, rendering him un
conscious, and it was fearod for some time
that he would not survive.
J Local News iu HrJef.,
The Rev. Dr. Conaty, lector of the
Catholic University, will preach this
morning at 10 o'clock mass at St. Pat
A meeting or the aides to Marshal War
ner in the inaugural parade March 4 will
be held Friday at 3 o'clock at the rooms
ot the board of trade.
The htone which marks the resting place
of Secretary of "State W. Q. Gresham at
Arlington Cemetery was put in place yes
terday. The burial lot was also sodded.
Miss Gcorgie Lewisford, who Uves at
No. 939 L street northwest, was run down
by 6wo colored bicyclers at the corner of
L and Tenth street on Monday evening,
about 8 o'clock, and seriously hurt. She
was thrown to the ground with such force
as to cut a deep gash in the back of her
A special meeting ot the Tailors' Pro
tective Union was held la6t evening at
Costello's Hall to consider the advisa
bility of Joining the Journeymen Tailors'
Union of America, mid through them
affiliating "with the American Federation.
Mr. C. E. Chrlstopherson, the national or
ganizer, addressed the meeting. After a
general discussion it avus decided to re
Odd Items From Anywhere.
The Missouri supreme court has declared
that the law against opium smoking and
opium joints is unconstitutional, because
it interferes with thCright of men to smoke
whatever they choose.
A cruel skeptic on spiritualism wants a
law passed giving permission to anyone in
an audience to shoot bullets at alleged ma
terialized spirits. 'He claims that there
after no such manifestations would,occur.
The cultivation of flowers for export and
for the perfumery fpctorles at Grasseis an
important industry on the Riviera. It is
officially estimated thatthe value offlowera
annually exported Trom Cannes, Nice, Beau
lieu and Mentone is $600,000.
Shipping at Hamburgamounted to 6,256,
00p tons in 189.5, while Liverpool has only
5,0G3,"J59 tons, to its credit for the same
year. In ten years Liverpool's shipping
has increased about 40 per cent, while
Hamburg's shows an increase o about 70
A Chinese girl, the daughter of a promi
nent magistrate, in the province of Shan
tung, China, Is her father's treasurer and
accountant and general assistant in the
business pertaining to his public orfice.
She is called a "new woman' by her as
sociates. It has been announced in Paris, Tex., that
a prisoner, S. E. Knight, in the federal jail
there, has invented an aluminum airship,
weight 700 pounds, in tlie manufacture of
which a New York company is said to have
expressed a willingness to back lilm.
A Boston paper says: "Throughout the
Western States there are scores of aban
doned churches. Over the door ofone West
ern church is inscribed, 'This is the Gate
ot Heaven,' and beneath it is this notice:
'Closed, by Order of the American Loan
An Eastern paper says: "There is some
foundation for the belief that the Irish peo
ple can tTace their origin to one of the lost
ten tribes of Israel. Shamvakh is Arnbicfor
trefoil, and it is1 an easy distance to sham
Tock, the three-leaved clover indigenous to
ltl Penna Am.
Adj. Willard's Hotel.
Effects Prompt and Perfect Cures.
ARE YOU subject to fainting spells,
dizziness, noises in the head, pulpitntlon
or the heart, heat flashes, numbness or
coldness of extremities?
ARE Y.OG arnicted with any chronic
dlsenfco of the head, licait, throat, lung6,
stomach, llvei or bowels?
ARE YOU the victim of fonie diseaso or
condition which causes you shame oi n.or
tirieation? ARE iOU losing your memory, and do
you toss mound in bed unable to sleep?
ARE JTOU troubled with exhausting
drains, pimples, bashfiilness, aversion to
society, stnpidness, despondency, loss or
energy, ambition,. uidseir-coutidence, which
deprive you of jour mnnhcod?
ARE iOU tumbled with tome had blood,
disease, which evety now and then breaks
out on dirfurent parts or the body?
ARE you troubled with weak, nching
back, frequent, or painful urination and
sediment in urine, weakness of sexual
organs, premntureness, or other unmis
takable signs of decay?
DISEASES OF WOMEN-A11 of their
many uilmentspiomptly cured.
Remember Dr. "V aiker has been here for
years: he has an enviable reputation for
skill, honesty, ability, and thoioughucss.
Dr. Wallcer Is in attendance
PERSONALLY and can be con
The highest fee charged by Dr. Walker,
whether you have one or more diseases, is
$S a month. This includes nil medicines.
DAILY OFFICE JIOUKS. lO to 6: Sun
days, 10 to 1 'l Monday, "Wednesday, Thurs
day, aud Saturday evenings, 0 to b.
WEALTHY CHINESE COMING
Ten Highbinders of San Francisco
on the Way Here.
Two of Their Number Will Be Be
lieuded in Cuse T.hey Ever He
turn to China.
Ten gorgeously appareled but anxious
Chinamen are due to arrive in this ricy
seme time today. They have traveled ail
the way from San Francisco in a ptivdLo
car and may re run in In Washington ftr
some time. It is their purpose to try uid
induce the Chinese minister here to pjr
suade his celestial majesty,, the emperor,
to releuse two of them rrom the sentence
ot deatli which has been passed upon them,
und to Tree the others from the clanger or
being imprisoned for life should they re
vlblt the land or their birth.
The party contaius Lee Kning Chow,
who is said to have gathered a fortune of
$3,000,000; Leo Fook, who hus made
$800;000 In the tobarco trade; Chan See
Doon, a rice aud lea merchant; Wong Slinl
Shung, whose fortune is estimated at $500,
000; Loul Shook, Ching Wang Way, Yee
Hop Wo, Fong l'o Kning and Moy Bing
Fun, the interpreter. J. C. Campbell and
Thomas A. Keough, of San Francisco, are
with the party to pilot them through the
intricacies or the law aud sec that their
case is properly presented.
The local Chinamen disclaim any knowl
edge of the coming of their countrymen,
but they are doubtless aware of their com
ing visltas well as the mission which brings
Ui em here, and many high jinks may be
had In their honor.
Fong l'o Kalng is the presldcnt'of the
See Tup Society, a mutual benefit organi
zation, incorporated under the laws of
California. His companions are all members
of the society, and this is what got them
into trouble. The See Yups are the rivals
of the Sam Yups. Both have close rela
tions with the powerrul Six Companii-h.
The Six Companies maintain a sort of
society for the suppression of vice and
crime. This is the Wee Hai Lung. Its busi
ness is to keep the run of all the dark do
ings of the Chinese in this country, and to
give testimony against lawbreakers when
it Is needed. The Sam Yups got control
ot this society, Mr. Campbell, the attorney,
says, and had several Chinamen who had
been convicted of crime and had "done
time" appointed on the board of inspec
tors. These men act as agents. The See
Yups protested against these appointments
to the Chinese consul at San Francisco,
Fung Yeong Heug, but be refused to inter
fere. The controversy ended in a boycott
between the two societies. The consul
ordered this to be declared off, aud the See
Yup3 obeyed, but told him that there would
be trouble while the Inspectors remained.
The consul then sent to Minister Ynng
Yu, in Washington, a story that the See
Yups were rebels, full of treason, and that
they were plotting the overthrow or the
emperor, tor which purpose they were col
lecting munitions or war. The minister pre
pared an indictment containing the charges
aud sent it home. The result was thatthc
emperor caused the property of seventeen
or the Bee Yups to be seized, imprisoned
many or their relatives, condemned Lee
Kaing Chow and Ching Wang Way to be
beheaded, and sentenced the others to im
prisonment for life if they ever set foot in
the empire again.
It is to secure the release of their rela
tives and get their property back, as well
as to secure the revocation of the sentences,
that an appeal will be made to Minister
Yu. They will tell him that Consul Heng,
after the boycott, offered Chief of Police
Crowley, of San Francisco, $10,000 in
demnity if he would break up the See
Yup headquarters, and that when tlie chief
refused he hired a band of white men to
go at them with axes and do $8,000 worth
of damage. One man has been tried and
convicted for the offense.
The Sec Yups have no doubt that Min
ister Yu will be convinced of the justice
of their case as soon as he has given
them a hearing. Ills term expires April
11, and his countrymen hope he will inter
cede for them when he goes home.
Hhoda Morgan "Wants a Divorce.
Rhoda "A. Morgan, through her attorney,
Campbell Carrington, brought suit for di
vorce yesterday afternoon against James
S.Morgan. Shechargeshimwith adultery,
naming Florence Golden as co-respondent,
and with cruelty and desertion. She asks
permission to resume her maiden name of
Rhoda A. Itittue.
The News of the Fight.
The Times is prepared to furnish its read
ers with a cohiplete, accurate, and prompt
nccount or the Corbctt-Fitzsimmons fight
at Carson today. The rounds and decision
will also be bulletined on The Times Build
ing, and those interested In the contest
may be sure that The Times will be the
first to announce the result.
DONOVAN-On March 15, 1897, at
G o'clock U-. m., MARGARET DONOVAN, a.
native of County Cork, Ireland, aged
Funeral will take place from her late
residence, corner Thirty-sixth and P sts.
West Washington, on Wednesday, March
17. atS:30 o'clock a. m., thence to Trinity
Church, where requiem mass will be said
at 9 o'clock ror the repose of her soul.
Reiathes and rrieuds are invited to at
tend. (Brooklyn, N. Y... papers please copy.)
KblTLE-On Sunday, March 14.1&97,
at her residence, 41 Myrtle street north
east, MARY, Widow of DAVID KEPFLE.
Funeral Wednesday. 10 a. m. It
JT. -WLJJLilAS. LEE.
332 Pa. Ave. K.W.
Flr&t-elass service 'i'houe. 1383.
The WorW of Business
The Wall street market would have been
most satisfactory to the bulls yesterday
oxcept for tho trouble with Missouri Pa
cific. Railway and industrial stocks gath
ered strength all day, and near the close
tho best figures for a longtime past were
recorded in many instances. The Van
dcrbiltslcd the advances as usual recently.
New YorlcCentral, Big Four, Canada South
ern, Northwest, all showing great firmness
from start to finish. The confident buying
of these issues was the subject of much
comment on the street and had much to
do with tho firm front presented by the
other railway stocks during the Missouri
Pacific raid. Speculation closed strong
in tone, net ciianges allowing gains of
1 1-4 to 2 3-4. Tlie total sales for the
day were 238,131 shares.
. Tlie street is very much interested in the
remarkable strength displayed by the Van
derbllt stocks. New York Central got
up to 100 yesterday; Canada Southern to
50 5-8, and Big Four to 33 1-2. The
public Is really getting into the market on
the Vanderbilts. There Is much commission
buying'going on. This continued activity
in these stocks and the desire or the public
to participate ill it seems to mean that the
public would invest now if it got a little
more assurance of a McKinley boom. If
Mr. McKinley can pass his tarflf bill, and
if the tariff bill brings revenue, railroad
stocks will go up, market sharps say.
The sensation yesterday iu Wall street
was a break In Missouri Pacific from 19
to 15 on unusually heavy trading. Tlie
old report of a receivership was freely cir
culated. The rumor was received with a
most emphatic denial on the part ot Presi
dent Gould and Director Sage. Mr. Gould
gavo a statement to the public directly
after the slump in the stock, expressing
his willingness to cash April coupons of
the company at their face value, less the
usual rebate at the Tate of 6 per cent per
annum. He stated that the earnings ot
tbe road were improving, the net for Jan
uary showing an increase of $148,000 as
compared with the corresponding month of
'96. In his opinion the attack on the stock
and the reports of a receivership were the
result ot a desire on the part of the bears
to cover short sales in other stocks. The
denial alarmed the shorts, and a rush to
cover followed. Missouri Pacific closed
at 18 3-4, having regained almost all of
In the afternoon risein'the stoclrmarket
Manhattan and Western Union were con
spicuous, moving up 1 12 per cent each.
Sugar was traded in cx-divldend of 3 per
cent yesterday. The stock sold down to
111 G-8, and then rose to 113 G-8. It seems
certain that Sugar will feel very heavily
tlie agitation or the tariff question, and
the continued prophecies that Sugar will get
the worstor the deal In every wayrrom the
bill. Ofcoursethebilllsnotpaflsedyet, and
there is no certainty that it may not be
modified more to suit the views of the
Sugar people. However, Sugar seems nt
least to be a sale for the present.
Omaha contlnues-to act well and to seem
a good purchase The buying of Omaha
ot late I s said to be of very good quality.
It Is accompanied by a number of rumors
or various kinds, most ot them favorable,
some of which are very positively urged.
Omaha should go higher, nlniost certainly,
and most shrewd traders thinkseveral points
The Lexow trust bill declares illegal every
contract or combination whereby monopo
lies in the manufacture or sale of any ar
ticle ot common use are maintained, or
whereby competition In supply or price is
restricted or prevented. The next step fs
to pass this bill, and the third step to en
New York Stock Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. nibbs & Co..
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
N. x. Stock Exchange. 1421 F street
On ni-'t T.OTV Clo.
American BpIrlu 13 njs '. ja
American Spirits pfd... ."MH SI1 3- 3iv
Am-u-rr- He ncrv". U2 SJ' ill',' I
American Snear. pfd... 10Jf lt3 .'(Wis ;rs
American Tobacco 'ai 79 ;sf ;'
At-liiS'n l'jn.AS t ;i I Hi llf Il?-
Atcii.. Tod. tS. F. pfd. 23 23V; J27S 2?
BayStatnGas OK ! 9 9-.;
Canada Southern.- 49 '.OH il ,-
Cnesauenfcw t ntdo 1S3-J '82S 18 'S .
C C. C. & St. L. 32 3K E2 ?.'
Ohlcazo- riur 40 i& "' 77.Y rV
Chicaci and NrtU:n.. !!? ll- I03' liSft
OUicaoi Gas. 'Si &X X 73
C. 31. & St. I" 7S'4 78; 77j; T3 i
C 1C J. A 1 f8',' fcl 65 KV
Consolidates 1 Gas 159 159 157 K 1577,'
Del. & Hudson 109-7$ 10!T?f ItCJJ,' 10 ?;
General Klt-ctric 3 35& 31i "
Lake Shore ItOtf 166,' It!)' ltd .
Liouisville .tIasnvtlto.. !?' 0 4GfS
Manhattan oX nTli SX iGJ
31o. 1'acinu IK 10 l' 1S&
M.,K.iTpld 'SV Zlii 3IVf 3IH
National Lead Co '. ? 2 Y -oH
JJowJersov Cen Oitf 9t ZJ S?l
New York Central 9jw 10J 9U S9&
Northern Pacific I37i Wi J3f 13S
northern l'acmc pfd.... -57 .IU E74S 37X
Ontirlo A U'c3t'n US4 Wi UK Wi
Pacific Mall 2? -HH X 2
Fmla. 1-eaUinr -?$ :5?i 2H 2".
Souther" Itadvrav. pfd.. iS .X?i VS1 s
Texas Pacofic K 97f K Jf
Tom-." al. Jilroa i7ji CS S 2b?f
Union Pacific 7 7
U sTLcituor put 59 697,' 39 59
"Wabash pfd K K H 15
Wheeling fc L- Erio.... 1? 1J 1 IK
Wheeling t L. Eric.pf d. K K 4
Western Qulou Tel. Cj.. 5a tC"f So Stiya
Chicago Grain and rrovlsion Market
Corrected doily by "W. B. Hlbbs &. Co.,
Bankers and BroKcrs. Members ot the
. y. Stock Exchange. 1421 F street.
.Vow Xork Cotton Market.
Oporu. High. Low. Clos.
March .. 7.10
April 7.06 , 7.07 7.0B 7.07
May 7.03 7.13 7.05 7.03
Juuo 7.18 7.15 7.10 7.10
"Washington Stock Market.
Sales Ohio National Bank, 10 at 90;
Capital Traction, 20at53,and30at52 1-2;
American Graphophone, 200 at 9 1-8;
Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 50 at 1.10; 100
at 1.07, and 50 at 1.06; MergeHthaler
Linotype, 20 at 126 1-2, and 20 at
GOVEnmiEST boxo.s. Hid. Asked.
TT K 4'8. R 1907 O, J ill IU
U.X 4'a.O. 1937 Q. J 111
IT. S.4's.l925 V-?H
U.S.5'3. 1901 ft F llX
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. BOXP3.1
osJ&R "20-ycar Funding' to;
Gsl93i "30-vcar Funding" goM... 110
T'shttl. -Waiordtock," enrroncy. Ill
rslOOl "Wator Stock-, enrroncy. llltf
"Funding." carroucr.'l-'' ,09
JlotTiRiya. 1S2J - XMVl
Ale: R It Conv. (?s. 1S01 US
Met R U Cort. oC ludobtedncaa.... 113
Eckiiiuton It HCs 83
Columbia !l Rff-j. I'Jli 117
Wash Gas Co. Sor A.CT. 1W)..-J7... 114
Wnsh Gas Co. Ser B. tTa. 190I-2J.. U5
Ciies. and PotTeIt?s 1835.1911 100
AmSeciTrffs, Fand A. 1905.... 101
vmSscfiTra'a. A-tntl O. W3".... 101
U asa Market Co JstlTi lOtti-lUti. o
s7.00&retlred annually..... 103
Wnsu JiarkotCoiuiDtrs. 12-27. ... S
Wash -llarkot Co cxt'n-rs. lH-'27.. 103
FOR HALE I hold a negotiable note of
Dr. L. M. Taylor's, or 1221 Masd. ave..
for S810, which I will sell for S100 cash.
For particulars address A. W. MILLS,
204W, Fayettest., Baltlinore,Md. rnh!7-3fc
A SIX WEEKS' DAILY FRENCH CLASS.
Oral metnod: built on the copyilgnt sys
tem or twenty-three pnonecle sounas; opens
March 18 at 4:30 p. m.: other classes twice
a wcefc. Studio, 307 D st.nvr. MLLE.T.
Tile LiA-WKKN'CJ-J SCHOOL of .MUSIC
GEO. W. LAWRENCE, Director.
VOICE. (Specialty of Beginners.) PIANO.
Studios, 4 and 6, 934 F nw. REASON
ABLE TERMS. Natural Method. Volca
Trial Gratis. Pupils' Jlecital, March 26.
The National Safe
Of the District of Columbia
CORNER 1 OTH BT.AND NEW YORK AVE.
Chartered by special act ot Congress,
Jan., 1867, and act of Oct.. 1800, asd
Capital, One Million Dollars.
Loan & Trust Co.
OFFICE, COR. OTH AND F STS.
PAIir-lfF CAPITAL. ONE MILLION.
L,oans in any amount made oa
approved real estate or collateral at
Interest paid upon deposits on
dally balances subject to check.
registrar and in all other nduclarj
Uoxes for rent in Dtirgiar and f 1 re-
proof vaults for safe deposit and
storage of valuable packagei.
JOHN JOY EDSON 1'resldent
JOHN' A. SWOPE "Vice Presided
H. S. CUMMINGS 2d "Vice President
JOHN It. CARMODY Treasurei
ANDREW PARKER Secretary
AND TRUST CO.
Interest on Deposits.
Uoxes rented atf sites. Largo burglar-proof
vault, 55 per annum and
C. J. BELL. President.
SILSBY & COMPANY,
Commission Stock .Brokers,
C13 FUteenlh St, opp. U. 3. Treasury.
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
BANKERS and BROKERS,
Members New York Stock Exch&nz.
1427 F Street
LADENBURG. THALMANN &O3,
S3- Dnequaled facilities best serrtco.
INVEST YOUR HONEY
- - nothing else Hers such quick
- - returns and such big retunni
" " ir you get on the right side of
" tbe market at tbe riuht time.
- ve buy and fell stocks of an
" kinds FOR CASH and onsmali-
- - et possible MARGINS and
- g;ve our patrons the benelU
- - our uneQualed facilities i
- - experience.
" " Best Dank references.
T, J3 Hodgen &, Co,,
Rooms 10 and 11. Corcoran Building, 15th
and P.and 605 7th street nvr.
Cabin John, Glen Echo and
We deliver freight of all descriptions
ftiong tbe Conduit road as far as Cabin
John RridKe and on the Teuleytown road
at very reasonable rates.
8PRINGMA.7N S EXPRESS,
Telephone 2G3. liutchins Building.
Masonic Hall Vocta.t' J. IIJJ. 105
Wash. Ltlnt 1st 03. 1001 3 .
KATIOXAX. UANK bTOCKS.
Bank of Washington 274 275
'Janfc or Republic. -10
Metropolitan. 2S0 TM
Pai men ana Mechanics' 175 J9J
hecond.. ................... .......... 132 ......
wewrina I0?tf "0
Traders'-. J as 81
Lincoln. 1JJ- -
Ohio V 10J
SAFE DEPOSIT AKD TKUsT COMPANIES.
Nat Sole Deposit and Trust 112 1ID
Wash Loan nd Trust 119& 121
Amer secant Trust- HO Hi
asu bafe Djuosit.. 35
Capital Tractloa Co 1 S2t 3
Metropolitan UiOK HO .
Washincton Gas W( 15JJ
Ueorgetown Gas.......... ........ .. 4j ......
U. a. liieetric Lisas 69 90
Firomen's 27 33
.Metropolitan - - 65
Corcoran 55 ......
.vrlmstoa- 12a 110
(Jeruiau-Amoriojui. ................ Io5 ......
National Union. 10 18
ColuaiDla .- - H$ 13
iKC3 T ""
People's. ?i 0-t
Lincoln .... S,Jf ......
Ouuiiuercial..-... ................. ......
1ITX.E ISStlBAifCn STOU!C3.
Real Estate Title. ...101. J aal J. 95 1Q7
Columbia Title 3 0
1 cnnsjlrama... 33 50
Chos-apoauo ami Potoaiac 03 ft!
Anio'ncau Uwptiopbouo. 0 9j
American UrauuopUouo prer 9X 12
l'ucumatic Guu Uarriago I.Oj l.Oi
MorgcntUalor Linotypo jnevF) 135JS 17
Lauaton Mouotype $ $14
Wasumston Markot....... ......... 11 IS
Great Falls Ice 118 125
Lincoln Hall W
Baltimore, MarchiB.- -Flourduli.unchang-ed
receipts, 4,631 barrels; "Vports, 9,
368 barrels? sales, 150 barrels. "Wheat un
settled spot, 87 7-S bid; May, 80 l-2a
80 3-4 receipts, 20,055 bushels; exports,
none; stock, 519,014 bushels', sales, 7,
000 bushels southern wheat Dy sample,
8Sa90. Cornrmiet spotandraonth,27 l-4a
27, 3-8; April, 27a27 1-t; May, 27 l-2a
27 3-4; steamer mixed, 25 l-Jal-4a"5 8-8
receipts, 253,034 bushels; cxportp, 256,
907 bushels; stock, 2,209,303 bushels;,
salea, 75,000 bushels sonthcru white corn,
27a27 1-2; do ycltoiv, 26 l-2a27. Oats
firm-No. 2 white, 21 l-2a25 1-2; No. 2
mtxed, 22a23 receipts. 8,072 bushels; ex
ports, 1S7.998 bushels; stock, 171,417
bushels. Rye weak No. 2 nearby, 39 l-2a
10; western, 40 1-2 receipts, 7,467 busli
cls; exports, none; stock, 71,789 bushela.
Hay steady choice timctny, SlS.oOaSl-l-Grain
f relghts dull, parcel rates inclined to
be weak steam to Liverpool per bushel,
2 3-4 d, April; Cork for orders per quar
ter, March 3s. 3d , April 3s.a3s. 1 l-2d.
Sugar firm, unchanged. Buttersteady.ua
changed. Egg3 weak fresh, 10. Cheese
steady, unchanged. "Whisky unchanged.