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THE MORiNTSrG TIMES, SUNDJflg, APRIL 11, 189T
JL-r W'0 it
Annual Easter Sale
We are ready with your Easter Footivear. Ready zvith the handsomest and best Shoes in
Calf, Tan and Kid that we have ever displayed. We are moving constantly onward advancing,
improving. And of course our prices arc by far the lowest 'in the city beyond competition.
Come here for your Easter Shoes and save money.
LADIES EASTER SHOES
LADIES' TAX BOOTS in Lace
the new fashionable shades in clioco-
late, tc This is an cxtraor
dinarii price for ladies'
hiqh shoes. Latest shapes
EXTRA Q UALITY TAN LADIES'
BOOTS very finely made, stitched,
and finished fa'shlinx
able cliocolalc shades
and correct coin and
opera toes. Wprft double.
LADIES' BLACK BOOTS in fine
ViclKid, a special bargain,
indeed worth mudi more.
Special Easter price.
LADIES' TAN OXFORDS in
new '97 colors fashionable shapes and
toes very well made and
styfish shoes icorth at least
ticicc what ice ask.
EXTREMELY FASHIONABLE j
Spring Tan Boots made up especially
for our fine trade. We
guarantee every pair 10 ". i
oe correct in suape ana
color. Wear also. Coin and opera
LADIES' """"ici Kid Orfords stylish
spring footwear well made
and correct in shape and
MEATS EASTER SHOES.
MEN'S Iligh-grade Tan Shoes in every correct '07 spring
style. These arc the same shoes that are usually sold at 4 they
are icorth it. The line is most complete and in
cludes all the nexo shades chocolate, oxblood,
&c, and the fashionable toe shapes, Wall
street, round toe, &c
MEN'S iccll-madc and very handsome Vici Kid Tan Shoes,
in moderate weights for spring. These shoes
arc durable and exceedingly icell made. We
guarantee every pair. All the correct shapes.
Very soft and pliable.
MEN'S FINE PATENT LEATHER Shoes for Easter
and spring wear. The cheapest line of really
fine quality Patent Leather Shoes ever offered
in Washington. Every pair should be $
The right shapes.
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TIE SENATE COMMITTEES
Republicans Deep in the Work
of Making Assignments.
A DEMOCRATIC CONCESSION
In Said Tliut the Free Silver
ItopublicuiiK "Will Be Given First
CInss Committee Assignments in
Order to Secure Their Votes for
the Tariff Bill.
The committee on committees of the
Republican caucus meets tomorrow in the
room of the Senate Committee on the Dis
trict of Columbia. It is expected that by
this time answers will have been received
Trom all the Republican Senators itidiea ting
the committee places which they prefer
to have assigned to them. This is in
accordance with the resolution adopted
ut the last Meeting of the committee. Some
or the Republican members of the Senate
are talking very bravely to the effect
that the Senate will be fully equipped
with new committees by the loth of
April, aud that all the important commit
tees will at that time have a Republican
There does not yet seem to be any war
rant for this assumption. The Democrats
aud Populists still hold the whin hand in
the matter of reorganization, and it should
be remembered that the somewhat fever
ish haste with which the Republicans are
now acting is a direct result of the infor
mation given by Senator Gorman to Chair
man Allison, of the Republican steering
committee, that the Democrats proposed
that reorganization should precede any
further business in the Senate.
The Democrats, Populists, and their sil
ver Republican allies, are extremely con
fident that the reorganization will go uo
farther than to provide for the filling of
all vacancies from the membership of the
same political party which, by the re
tirement of Senators, hag afforded each
vacancy. If this is the result it will be
distinctly advantageous to the opposition.
The only gain the Republicans will make
will be the continuation of their present
plurality control of mostof the committees
of the Senate. The party is three short
of a majority of the Senate, and its mem
bers should be well satisfied with an
arrangement which gives them the same
advantage in the control of committees as
Indirectly the Republicans secure another
lmportaut advautage in reorganization. By
taking care of some of the silver .Republi
cans handsomely they expect to be able
to gaiu votes for the tariff bill. For tome
time Senator Allison and his associate
managers were fearful that the fate of the
tariff bill might be seriously imperiled
ly any attempt to fill the committee va
cancies at present. It was the fear of
danger to this measure that iilduccd the
Republican Senators to abandon their
plan of reorganization which was well
matured a fortnight ago. Tery likely they
would not have resumed consideration of
the reorganization project, except for
the warning from Senator Gorman that
the committees must be filled if business
is to be transacted, and the accompanying
clamor from unplaced Rcpublicaus for
The Republican leaders have now decided
that it is possible" to make Judicious use of
a large number of existing vacancies, and
that favors shown to some of the silver
Republicans and Populists may result in
much-needed additions to the affirmative
vote on theDingley bill when it comes be
fore the Senate.
There is no doubt whatever that the
by the retirement of Senator Sherman,
now Secretary of State, and the late Sen
ator Toorhees of Indiana, will be filled by
one Democrat and one Republican. For
the Republican vacancy there arc still four
candidates, Burrows, Piatt, Sewell and
Hanna Senator Burrows' chances of se
lection are believed to have improved ma
terially since the meeting of the committee
The candidacy of Senator Sewell has
divided Eastern support, and Senator
Burrows seems to be the choice of about
nil the Senators from the Middle "West ex
cept Hanna himself. Hanna is very
anxious for this recognition, because he
believes a prominent place like this will
bo very helpful to him in his desperate
etrugglc for re-election in Otiio this fall.
Senator Piatt Is- perhaps the most serious
rival that Burrows has, but the befc judg
ment of well informed Senators is that
Burrows wvfl "win, nd if he is chosen he
will be tlje only Republican member of
the Finance Committee between tidewater
and the Mississippi River.
The Democratic Senators and their as
sociates have not yet taken any steps look
ing to lecommendations for vacancies, and
will not do so until they know Just the kind
of proposition that will emerge from the
Republican confetencc.lt can be set down,
however, to begin with that they will con
tend for the preservation by the silver Re
publicansof all their presentchalrmanships,
for the advancement of Senator Allen to
one of the most important committees of
the body, probably the Finance Committee
itself, and that every retiring Democrat
will be succeeded in all his committee
places by a sitting Democrat.
GEN. "MBHIUTT TAKES COMJEAND.
He Estnblished Himself tit Gov
ernor's Island Yesterday.
New York. April 10. Maj. Gen. Merrltt
established himself at Governor's Ifland
this morning and succeeded Maj. Gen.
Ruger as commander of the Department of
the Fast. It has been customary in receiv
ing commanding officers at the island to
mobilize the troops in review, the staff
escorting the commander to department
Gen. Merritt Intimated that he was not
desirous of the performance of these cere
monies, and his arrival at the island was
marked only by the firing of thirteen guns,
the salute of honor. He was accompanied
to department headquarters by Col. Corbln,
adjutant general or the department, and
Lieut. Col. Worth, and immediately as
sumed command. MaJ.Gea. Ruger, whose
retirement from active service resulted in
Gen. Merritt's assumption of command,
has not definitely arranged for the future,
but for the present he will remain in New
MISS WALKING EXONERATED.
Acquitted of tlieScnndalons Charges
"Made Against Her.
Atlantic Highlands, N. J., April lO.-The
board of education, after a prolonged hear
ing on both sides on the scandalous charges
made against Miss Eleanor Walling, the
school teacher at New Monmouth school,
and School' Trustee George Morford, prac
tically exonerated the accused by post
poning the matter until the last meeting of
the board, in May, when teachers are ap
pointed for the following year.
Miss "Walling has 6tood high in the
community for years as a woman and
School Trustee Morford is a cousin of the
late Henry Morford, of New York. Be.is
rich, and has been a member of the town
Bhip committee and a trustee for eighteen
A FACTORY GIRL RUNS AMUCK.
She Overpowers a Clerli and Tries
to Bite Him.
New York, April 10. There was a scene
of the wildest excitement in the waist
factory ofB.Andrews& Co., No. 12GBlccck
er street, about 8 o'clock this morning.
Mamie Press, a ractory girl, becoming
suddenly Insane, attacked the shipping
clerk in a most ferocious manner, trying to
bite him. The girls in the factory all fled
to the street, and none of the employes
dared approach the frenzied girl.
A policeman finally captured her and
locked her up.
Shad Fishing Huiued.
York, Pa., April 10. A break in the pipe
line of the Standard Oil Company, which
crosses the Susquehanna River at Shenks'
Ferry, this county, has ruined the shad
fishiug interest along the river. Fisher
men estimate that thousands of barrels
of oil are going to waste daily. The sur
face of the river is covered with oil for
many miles. All shad caught arc impreg
nated with oil. Fishermen declare that
their industry is ruined for this seaton.
The river shore is strewn with dead fish
of all varieties.
Bicyclists Get Mixed.
Philip J- Afflick, Jr., an agent for the
Fanning Bicycle Com'pany, at 1429 Penn
sylvania avenue, and Willinmlllncs, a clerk,
had a furious collision while riding their
wheels on Fifteenth street, near F, last
evening. Afflick was thrown violently, but
escaped Injury, while Bines had his face
and hands severely lacerated.
Brlllafc Savarln says: "The discovery of
n new dish does more for the happiness of
mankind than the discovery of a new
Harvey is always looking forward for
something new in cookery. He haB added
to his menu a new dish entitled Live Lob
ster Gratiu in the Shell. Many epicures have
tried it, and pronounce it the most deli
cioim morsel that ever glided down the
esophagus of man. Harvey 1b famous for
new dishes and fine cookery.
Morning and Sunday Times, 35 cents
A Lawyer Comments on the Su
preme Court's Decision.
QUESTIONS ITS CORRECTNESS
He Says the Anti-Trust Law Is au
Arbitrary, Socialistic, aud Uncoil
Ntittitlonal Measure "Which lias
Caused Dismay aud "Panic in the
New York, April 10. "William D. Guthrie,
one of the leaders of the New l'ork"bar
and a constitutional lawyer of wide, re
pute, has set forth his views at length
on the recent dechion of the United States
Supreme Court, and his conclusion is that
the anti-trust law, under which the Trans
Missouri Association is held to be liable,
is unconstitutional. He deduces the fol
lowing as the probable outcome of the
"Signs are not wanting that further en
croachments upon individual liberty will
be attempted. From arbitrary and social
istic measures in any State, there is escape
into another and more conservative state,
but, from destructive Federal legislation,
there is no refuge, except expatriation.
A policy so inimical to social progress and
commerce may drive capital Into Canada,
whose railroads now compete ruinously
with our own."
He also says: "Americans living under
a Republican form of constitutional govern
ment, with supposed Inalienable rights
and the broadest privileges of individual
liberty, are placed by the trust act under
the ban of illegality and made criminals
for doing that which is lawful within
their own States and anywhere elsein the
civilized communities of the world. It
is, therefore, not surprising that the
realization ot the intended scope and legal
effect or this act should have caused dis
may and panic in the commercial world
and have created profound misgivings as
to the future. The business interests ot
the country and all concerned in com
mercial enterprises and Investments must
realize that if the principle of this act be
extended there will be no protection except
what may be found in the discretion or
moderation if uot the whim or caprices
ot the ever-changing legislative majority,
and that will be an unendurable condition
in a society proTcssing to exist under a
' fixed and enduring constitutional govern
ment. The apprehension ns to thedangerof
despotio and prejudicial legislation by Con
gress is not groundless.
As is well stated in a famous case by
Judge Earl of the New York court of
"Theories or notions of public policy
cannot limit our constitutional lights.
The public policy of one generation sel
dom remains that of its successor, and the
prevailing opinion of one section cf the
country frequently radically opposed to
that of another. Fundamental rights are
not to be regulated by public policy. The
pretense of public policy is ever the cloak
or mask of politicians competing for the
unthinking vote. It is the deadly weapon
of socialism and communism. The very ob
ject of constitutional restrictions is to
establisii rules which cannot be varied ac
cording to the passion or caprice of a
majority, or the public policy of the lour,
but to fix an immutable standard ap
plicable under all circumstances. "When
the constitution speaks its voice must be
heeded, though clashing with the views
or wishes of the temporary majority. Nor
can we protest too strongly against the
invasion of the birthrights of Americans
on any pretense of public policy. "If not
checked the worst forms of socialism will
breed under the superstition now rampant
that legislation is a sovereign cureall for
BENCHES INSTEAD OF DESKS.
A "Proposal to Seat Congressmen
The scheme or Representative Beach, of
Ohio, to Anglicize the hall of the House
of Representatives, does' not appear a
promising one. -Air. Beaolf thinks it, would
bo a good Idea to substitute benches for
the desks in the House. He bays thei
would occupy much less, space than the
desks and chairs- now do, and that the
new nirangcment would insure the pie
servatlon of better order than now pre
vails in the House.
This idea is not at all original with Mr.
Beach. It was fiist seriously proposed six
or eight years ago by W.-Bouikc Coekmu,
or New York. The Speaker has also been
very much inclined to experiment 1 11 this
line, but he will hardly -select u time like
this for the innovation.' .lust; now he is
most concerned in keeping the, 'House from
doing any business, and will postpone till
next winter, or until a Jatff Congrc.vs, con
sideration or the Beaoh project.
Many members very .(.troiigly object to
the proposed new depatture, nnd It will
meet with vigorous objection ir seriously
proposed. These me.ilbers contend that
the presentarrangementof seats and desks
in the House is altogether the most con
venient and sensible that could be made.
They say there is no difficulty whatever
In securing the closest attention in the
House when anything is said really worthy
or attention. The desks are of very great
coinenlence, becnu.se members are cnablw)
to conduct portions of their correspondence
during the day and to proceed with the
prepaiation of speeches. It is an intf-rest-ing
fact that those members ot the House
who have been across the water and wit
nessed the Commons In session, weaving
their hats, are most strongly opposed to
the rearrangement. They say that the
American House Is much more dignifiedin
session than the House of Commons, and
they object to the so-called "herding''
process which is suggested by the Ohio
The proposition to substitute benches for
chairs and remove the desks is not.'ikely
to be seriously considered, at least before
the next census, at which time there will
probably be a considerable increase in the
total membership of the House.
GOLD MEDAL CONTEST.
Childs' New Steam Yacht.
"Wilmington, Del., April .10. George "W.
Ghilds' fine new steam yacht Alaccdo was
launched from the yards of Harlan and
Hollingsworth this morning in the presence
of a large crowd or spectators, which In
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Dr.exel and a party or
rriends, who arrived from Vincentown, N.
J., last night,-
"Mcxlcnn Town Burned.
Guadalajara, Mex., April 10. Advices'
have reached here of a great fire in the
city of Chilpancingo. Nearly 200 business
houses and residences were burned. Two
children were also burned to death. The
loss has not been estimated. None of the
property was insured-
Students of Ralston's Physical Cul
ture Competed Lust Night.
The grand gold medal contest in Ralston
physical culture at Martyu College, last
night, attracted so large an audience that
at 8:30 o'clock the entrance doors were
locked and many late arrivals were un
able to gain admittance. The contestants
were expert students selected from the
classes of the present year, and the exer
cises consisted of a beries of the most
difficult movements in the course.
Miss Abbic Johnson and Rev. Charles C.
Morhart were the "judges of the occasion;
Dr. F. T. JIowc acted as referee, and the
awards were made by Mr. Edwin B. Hay.
The contestants were known by the in
dividual color or the ribbon streamers each
wore upon the breast; those of the winners,
Miss Blanche Ellis Beach and Mr. John I).
Hoover, being respectively, "white and
pink" nnd "yellow and green."
After the awarding of the medals, Mr.
Hay presented certificates to Miss Rose
Etlson Nichols, Miss CoraA. Pehfield, .Miss
F. C. Rodgers, Mis. M.rF. iBeebc, aud Mr.
"William Franks. r.t I-
Certiricatcs with license Xo leach were
received by Miss Beach j, Miss Emma F.
Albertson, Miss Cora Glasgow Smith,
Miss Esther E. Hoover, Mr. Edward L.
Dillon, and Mr. Johu D. Hoover.
COMMISSIONED OP IMMIGRATION.
Powderly Lending the Race
for It. y
It is authoritatively 'staffed that T. V
Powderly, or Pennsylvania.' former master
workman of the Knights ofj Labor, will be
appointed by President MeKinley to suc
ceed Hon. Herman Stump a Commissioner
or Immigration. ; ; !
Mr. Stump was appointedjto the position
from Maryland by President Cleveland.
Powderly is said to be endorsed by Sena
tors Quay and Penrose and many organiza
tions throughout the country.
Ex-Representative Kcircr, or Minnesota,
has been prominently urged for the posi
tion, which it is said that the President
has finally decided to give to the former
TJrcd, Overworked Men and Women
Frequently need an invigorating tonic to
relieve them of that half-sick, wornout
feeling so common at this season. The
well-known purity of Tharp's Old Reliable
"Berkeley" "Whisky makes it especinlly
efficient for building up the system and
driving out all signs of spring fever. Its
growing popularity is evidence of its merit.
"Berkeley" can be had only at Jas. Tharp's,
812 F street. 1 quart It
Garner & Co 's Great J?clirinr Sate Look out for the Bis Yellow Signs.
You Surely Are Not
Going to Pay Full Price for Your
This Retiring: Sale comes just at the rig-lit time for Easter, when every man, per
force, -looks up his wardrobe, and every mother needs a new suit for her boy. And
Here is the opportunity to purchase fine clothing- made up for this spring-'s trade
At 30 and 40 Cents on the Dollar.
It's simply a bonanza! Aud the public has not been slow in availing" itself.of the
chance. We are selling-MEN'S FINE SUITS for spring" at $2.75, 3.7.5 and 4.80
that are. worth $10, $12.50 and $15. We are selling CHILDREN'S SUITS at 75c that
Better ones, too, just as cheap.
LliCiL tllU, WKJl Lll v'J-V) Ji--iw u.uu. Tr'.a.w- i w it..
are g-ood enough for any child in the city.
There's aline of Bicycle Suits at $3.50
STXJID5r THESE PRICES.
Twilled Cassimere Suits,
in brown and gray; worth
iot Suits; wortli three times
the price $2.90
All-wool Black Cheviot
Suits, well made and good
All-wool Suits, in pluids,
tweeds, Scotch Glcncairns
and the newest and latest
of spring effects; valued at
$10, 11, $12.50 and
Tailor-made, strictly All
wool Casfelmereand Cifevlot
Suits; also a few extraordi
nary Suits of the, highest
finality, in checks, and
Bright, desirable, hand
Bomeand rich French "Worst
ed Alen'a Suits $5. O
Boys' Long Pants Suits,
grays, brown and blue;
worth $-1.70 and $0.50; ..
All-wool Bicycle Suits,
patch pockets, in gray and
brown checks S3. GO
00 and 75c. Boys Knee
I'ants, tans, browns, and
All-wool Blue Flannel
$1.70 and $1.50 Chil
dren's School Suits, In gray
and brown checks GOc
$2.75 and $2.50 Double-breasted
Suits, natty, nobby, and
All-wool Black Cheviot
and Brown Mixed Chil
"Men's Twilled "Working
Gray Striped Union Cas
simere I'ants TSc
Odds aud ends of "Men's
Fine I'ants; worth 2.50.
$3. $3.50 ar?i 54 S3..2S
Odds and ends of excel
lent quality Dress Pants
worth $5, $G, and $7
$2 and SS.50
OKice Coats 25c
GARNER & CO.'S
Tth and H Streets
THE PRESIDENT'S CRUISE
the Sights in
He Ik Expected Hack Tonight nnd
"WJ11 "Meet Anxious Scehors After
Office Again Tomorrow.
President MeKinley, who lert here last
Wednesday for a cruise on the dispatch
boat Dolphin, is not expected to return
to the White House until late tonight.
The Presidential party lert Annapolis at
11 o'clock yesterday morning for Wash
ington. Before taking his departure Mr.
McKinloy visited the Naval Academy of
riclally and was received by the super
intendent and orncers, who were in full
dress uniforms. ,
The President was accompanied by Mrs,
McKinloy, Secretary Porter, Mrs. Sax
ton and several naval orricers. The entire
party came over in a cutter from the
After inspecting the Naval Academy
the President visited the State House,
and was afterward sh'own many points
of intcrestiu Annapolis. Mr MeKinley ex
pressed himself as delighted with the
surroundings or the historic city.
The Prcsidentreceiveda saluteof t wenty
one guns as the Dolphin left Annapolis.
Officials at the White Houfc rather ex
pected the party to return home last
night. As no word was received to that
effect at a late hour, it is thought that
the Dolphin anchored for the night in the
vicinity of Old Point Comfort and will
proceed slowly up the river today.
There is general regret that the Presi
dent was tieated to such disagreeable
weather on the trip, as nothing but rain
has greeted him since he left Washington.
Notwithstanding this fact, however, it is
believed that Mr. MeKinley will return to
the White House much benefited in health,
and better prepared to listen to the im
portunities of the horde or officeseekers
who are still in the city. Since he has
been away he has been absolutely free and
beyond the reach of everyone. Official
cares have for the time been forgotten
and the President has given himself up
entirely to recreation and rest.
FOnTU"XIS FOR rUANTJT VE.VDEli.
CriiKliiiiK IlevMijre of G. Scotto Upon
the "Man "Who Jollied Him.
Los Angeles, March 20. Selling peanuts
yesterday, today the possessor of money
enough to roast his peanuts with bank
notes such is the Monte Chiisto-liku ex
perience of G. Scotto or Santa Monica.
For four years a fortune, said to amount
to 8,000,000 francs, has been searching
the world over to find its rightrul owner,
aud at last it has poised itself over G.
Scotto's peanut cart and descended in a
golden shower upon his amazed head.
Two years ago a man asked Scotto
jocosely when he was going to Paris to
get his fortune, and Scotto looked at him
suspiciously and wanted to know what he
meant. The man showed him an advertise
ment two years old in a French newspaper
which wauled to know the whereabouts
of "G. Scotto," aud the peanut peddler
scowled and said, '"I no lika you mak-a
joke wis-a-me." The man laughed and
Scotto frowned angrily, and went away,
muttering fiery things about a man who
would make jokesover his poverty. Neither
had the least idea that this peanut cart
man, who looked like ft hobo and acted
like the son of a king, was the G. Scotto
who was wanted in Paris.
But the man's Joke rankled in Scotto's
memory and he longed for revenge. He
wanted It not for this Jest alone, but Tor
a long course of jollying of which that
same man had been guilty. As he brooded
over thematterit flashed upon him that the
very sweetest revenge possible would he
for him to be that very man-who was
wanted, getall that money, and then make
this Joking, teasing wasp of an American
respect the dignified demeanor which he
now laughed at. It did not occur to him
at first that he would like to have the
money for any other reason, because he
hated the man most cordially, and because
he had no idea he could get it. He did
not know that he had kith or kin the
wide world over who could leave him
money, and the very fact that the man
had joked him about it set his mind
against the possibility of the thing. If
he had not disliked the man so intensely
he would not have given the matter a
second thought. After brooding over it
some time he got a copy of the paper,
studied the advertisement, and finally
wrote to Paris, giving an account of him
self. When the answer came it made evi
dent that he was without doubt the G.
Scotto who was wanted as the heir of
L. Scotto, of Paris.
But it would take money to prove his
JOSEPH MOWS THE WORLD
A Sixteen-Year-Old Boy With a
Taste for Travel.
THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
claim and get possession or the fortune
awaiting him, and he, a particularly un
prosperous peanut peddler, who never had
more than enough to replraish day by day
his stock of goobers, was quite helpless
in the case. He went to his friends and
told his story and asked their help, and
they laughed at him. The thing was ab
surd on the race or it, they said, and they
had nothing to throw away on such a wild
goose chase. Then he went to men ot
means in the town whom he knew by sight,
who had patronized his peanut cart, aud
had occasionally snoken with him man
pleasant, we-are-equalssortor way. One
after another they received him kindly,
listened to his story indulgently, and shook
their heads sorrowfully. It was generally
believed that Scotto had gone wrong in
his head, and was suffering from a de
lusion. A good many feared he might go
violently insaneany minute, and there were
a few who thought the only sate plan would
be to lock him up. ponding the attack which
woullmakehima danger to the community. Joseph Providor, sixteen years old, whe
But at last Scotto found a man who was ys ne ls a native of Austria, but whe
a sufficiently dead game 'sport to gamble lias traveled over all of the clvfhzeo
on him. J. J. Carrillo, ex-mayor of Santa world, came to "Washington yesterday to feet
Monica, atzreed. for a hair-sharein unreal- the sights of the capital and incidentaiij
ized fortune, whatever it might be, to fur- to ask the officials of theAustrian embassy
nish him witli money to prove his claim. to send him home. If Joseph can be be
So Scotto bought some new clothes, went j Heved. and he tells his story in a most
on to Paris, retained Joseph TouchJos, a convincing manner, he is a traveler ol
imo n,,,i,.ni- nut- nil iii..- crtiirncp ' hisrh decree and rare merit He has 'cn
into the lawyer's hands, and then came 'Jre f e world and experienced more
Come From a Family of Travelers.
His Father n Donkey Hoy Jn
Pansgnuy and His "Mother a
Water Carrier iu Angora lift
Wants to FJght the Turks.
of its hardships than most people who have
reached three times his age. It is far
easier for him to enumerate the places
ne has not been than those he has visited.
Joseph comes from a family of travelers.
At present his father is a donkey boy
in Asuncion, Paraguay, and his mother
began to think that he had been the vie- a water carrier In Angora. Theremaln
tim of one of destiny's grim jokes, and tier of the fasHly i scattered about over
that his peanut cart was to be, after all,
his only possession.
back to his peanuts and sat down beside
his pushcart to await developments. And
developments were such a long time ma
terializing that Mr. Canillo became con
vinced that the money he had advanced
had been dropped into a hole, other people
forgot all about it, and Scotto himself
But yesterday came a cablegram from his
attorney, savins that the matter was all discontent. He would much rather
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the four quarters of the earth aud its
members are about as widely separated.
Just now Joseph is in the winter of hia
settled, and that the fortune was his as !
soon as he wished to claim it. And as
soon as Scotto received the message he
went in search of the man who had joked
him two years ago, aud before he told j "Washington on the railroad lies and an
anyone else, even Mr. Carrillo, he found ; empty stomach.
to Rio Janeiro first cabin in the Itoval
mall express steamer, than about how ha
walked all the way from New York to
that man and made him read the news.
New York Sun.
"LiIFT TUB GAS TCTXED OX.
The Close Cull of Two WelMCnown
New Haven, Conn., April 1 0- "William
T. and John Collins, the well-known vaude
ville actors, comprising a team playing at
Poll's Wonderland -Theater, narrowly es
caped death from suffocation last night.
They retired at the close of their duties
at the theater, occupying room No. 4, at
the Globe Hotel, and on going to bed one
ot them turned out the gas, It isthought
he did not shut it off tight, as an hour
or two later, John T. Keegan and William
Fisher, two other actors, while passing
through the hall ou their way to bed,
They forced open the door of the Col
lins" room nnd found both men lying un
conscious in bed, gasping. They dragged
the unconscious men Trom bed and after
three hours of hard work succeeded in
saving their lives.
Oreelss "Not Yet Heady to Go.
Another Grecian mass meeting had been
called for last night to provide for the
passage or more Greeks to fight In King
George's army, but owing to lack of
preparation on the part of those who de
sire to go, it was indefinitely postponed.
1 We Open
I Our New
g Next Wednesday!
For the next three days
we will sell:
Suits that were $5 to
$?.50 for $3.
Suits that were $8 to
$15 for $5.
Suits that were $18 to
$20 for $8.
Will you miss it?
1 1. DYREHFORTH & CO.,
621 Pcnna. Avenue N. W.,
Under MetropoUtaa HotJl.
Jos-eph walked into police headquarters
yesterday , and they sent him to Chief Clerk
Richard Sylvester, and Joseph told his
troubles. He was very much in need of
new clothes and shoes with buttons on
them aud a hat, not to mention, a bath ami
a hair cut, and other luxuries. lie said he
had left Philadelphia two days ago, and
started for Baltimore. The Quaker City
was his last stop for refreshments. Since
then he had eaten nothing. He stopped in
Baltimore, but they did not treat him
kindly, he said. Someone told him that
the representative of the Austrian gov
ernment lived in Washington, to he tight
ened his belt and tramped the additional
forty miles. Mr. Sylvester sent Joseph
to Agent Wilson, of the Humane Society,
who provided liirn with clothiDg and some
thing to eat. Then l:c procured him quart
ers at the Central Union Mission until his
case can be investigated, and it is decided
what shall be done with him.
Last night Joseph told his story. He la
a little fellow, even for his age, with a
very dark skin and great black eyes, which
shine and glisten in the light when he
talks. He told about what he had seea
aud done and the exciting adventures he
had been through, much as other people
tell about the little happenings which go
to make up the day's doings. He spoka
slowly and dispassionately, ami without
gestures, and told about the things he bad
done as though they were or but little in
terest or importance.
I want to go home," he said, "because
they are going to fight over there pretty
soon. I like wars. They are lots or run, and
most exciting. I've been in two. One was
a revolution down In Colombia. I was
there with father before we went to
Paraguay. The side we were oa lost, tnd
we had to go across to Ecuador in a hurry.
The other was in India, but I was so
little then that 1 don't remember much
about it. I was born In Athens, and my
mother is a Greek. That's the ieason
I want to go home now. 1 want to help
fight the Turks. I don't like Turks. I
saw some when we were In Constantinople.
They didn't treat us very well, and I
wouldlike to right them. I lived in Asuncion
for a year and a half. AKer that I
helped herd cattle in Argentina, on the
pampas. It was awfully lonely there, and
I didn't like It. I thought once fter I
came to the States that I would go to
Cuba. They are fighting there now, yon
kuow. But a man told me the soldiers
were dying of fever dowu there, and so I
changed my mind. After that I Leard
about how the Greeks were going to right,
aud now I want to go there."
When Joseph finished his story, he un
curled himself from the chair aud said it
was time he was in bed.
His father, he said, was an Austrian, and
that was the reasoa heclaimed that country
as his home. The hoy wilt probably remain
at the mission for some days lonncr. until
the Austrian officials make up their irinds
what they will do with him.