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.THE MOBNING- TlflUiS, TTRTPAY, APRIL 16, 1897.
SAD SCENES III VIGKSBUBG
The Steamers Bringing in Vast
Growds of Refugees.
HORRORS OP THE FLOOD
Intense Suffering; Reported Help
deeded Immediately to Prevent
Loss of Life The Missouri Hirer
Has Passed the Danger Line and
"Will Continue to Hise.
Vicksburg, Miss., Apiil 15 Tlie scene
on Levee street litis morning was one that
will not foon be foigotten. The thousands
or citizens were' attracted by tlie sight of
distress to be witnessed, and with the vast
ciowd that each steamer brings it Is diffi
cult t-o travel to and rrom tlie liver front.
The water is at the floors ol the Vicksburg
House and in many of the small bto'es, and
.hops between Clay and Velo MjccLs. Tlie
sidewalks have been inundated and the
middle of the street is tet aside lor tiavel.
The Y. t"M- V. yaidsaro almost, n lake.
Tiie United States boat J. R. Meigs ar
med from Davis Islaud today with ISO
passengers who were lescued from the
island. They state that the flood situa
tion below here is teriible. The Meigs
could not make a landing except at Davis
Island, where hundreds of half starved
and frightened negroes weie picked up.
Thousands ot head of cattle and all homes
ou the island have been swept away.
The captain ofthe Meigs states that there
arc asbembled In a large gin on Davis
Island, many people with no boats, this
being their only refuge. The Mehrs could
not get them aboard, their boat being too
crowded. The suffering there and below
herelstutcnse, and boats areneeded atonce
to prevent the loss ot human life as well as
At 4 p. in. the river readied 52.1 feel
here, a rite of four-teiuhs in the twenty
PASSED TIIE DA"GEH LIE.
Tlie Missouri "Will Continue to Hlse
Until Tomorrow 2?iglit.
Kansas City, Mo., April 15. The Missouri
Iticr has passed the danger line, and Is
rising slowly. Ob-server Connor, says it
will continue to rise until tomoriow night.
Opposite the mouth or the Kaw, the river
Is more than a mile wide, and the witer
is crowding the packing-houses. About
fifty families have been driven from their
homes in the district near the packiig
houses, and today many of the Httle
houses which had .sheltered them were
"whirled away b.r the driving current. The
situation will undoubtedly be much worse
River IMsing; at Murllugrton.
"TJarllngtCFV., -I&wa, April 15. The river
rose four and one-half inches here today,
and Is fast widening.
The -short line across from Burlington
has entirely disappeared from view, and the
backwater reaches for miles into the-coun-try.
WAR DEPARX31EST REPORTS.
Detailed Account of Conditions in
the Flooded Districts.
Capfc. Clark, of the Army, reported by
telegraph to theSecretaryof "War yc-sterday
afternoon that he had Just finished an In
spection, of the district from Vicksburg to
Bed River Landing on the Louisiana side.
Xo prcKcnt condition of distress prevails,
lie says. Much labor is employed In
f-trengthentng the levee system, and culti
vation is iu progress He is afraid of a
DreaU in the levee, however. This dan
ger is growing from pressure on and
naturatlon of tnc levees. "Warnings have
liecn given people to move back into the
country if a crevasse is made.
A letter from Major Sharpe, stationed at
St Louis, says that he will not need more
than $5,000 of the $20,000 placed to Lis
credit for iclicving the suffering.
A .letter from the treasurer of the relief
committee at Memphis says that no more
money or 6tores are required there.
lvLUVEN LIVES LOST.
tfhe Reports of tlie Refugees From
Vicksburg, Miss., April 15. Refugees
from Davis Island late tonight report
eleven lives lost there, four on the Hurri
cane place, and seven on ,. Col. Tovell's
Palmyra place. There are four boats of the
United States Government on duty In this
locality, the Melgs and Florence, of Major
Willard's fleet, and the Emma Etheridge
and Tidette, of Lieut. Xewcomb's fleet.
A meeting was held this evening in the
board of trade rooms to provide relief for
the overflow refugees now in the city, the
number being increased by the arrival of
every steamer. The mayor was instructed
to wire Gov. McLaurin to telegraph tho
secretary of War for tents for 2,000
A RIG CREVASSE.
ll TVill Flood a Large Section of
Xcw Orleans, April 15.-A cievasse oc
curred today in the Bayou Lafourche
levee. In the west bank of the bayou, and
a mile below La Fourche crossing, where
the Southern Pacific crosses. There are
already two small crevasses ou the La
Tourche, but the last one is far more
brious, being higher up. It will flood out
the country between the La Fourche and
The news tonight from the Tensas levee
district is that the water rose today half
a foot and is still rising, and that the
Mlu.-iuoti is Rjowiiiji rapidly moie des
perate. The Biggs levee and the levees at Illa
ivarra and Milliken's Bend arc in a cilt
ii.nl r,td,i ton, but tlie people aie still
Gov. Fier telegraphed to Senators Caf
fery and McEnery to see Secretary Alger
and obtain from him permission to use all
the unexpended balance for Mississippi
river improvements for tlie levees, the
money to be repaid from the river appro
priation of 1898.
VrOHSB IX OMAHA.
tAlau.v Houses Stand in the Center
of a Hushing Stream.
Omaha, April 15. The flood situation
Is materially worse tonight in Omaha
than it has ever been. The river shows
eighteen feci the danger line for the city
of Omaha proper.
Much s,toclc has Lecn drowned and 200
families driven from their homes without
1,-cing able to recover any or their household
goods. Many ot the houses arc standing in
the center or a rushing stream that threat
ens to sweep them away
President Whitman, of the Columbian
University, has "Snnounced that the classes
of the law .cliool will continue as usual
today, Saturday, and Easter Monday.
Frank Buddington, tlie youth who was
injured last wceTc at Avalon Heights In a
friendly sohnfflc with Archie Gray, is
considerably improved. For a time he
was In a serious condition.
Our line of men's suits at5
$7.50 is full of such fabrics
as you would expect to find
marked $10 and $12.
And they're pure wool
carefully made and have
all the style about them that
is famous for..
We make 'em ourselves
or they'd be $10.
Scotch wool boys' Suits
$1.4S, $1.98 and $2.48.
Cor. 7tli and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch Storo lit Washington.
THE SENATE PROCEEDINGS
Arbitration Measure Decidedly at a
Petitions In Its Favor Rapidly Grow
ing Less Discussion of Indian
Dill IteMUined in Senate.
Tlie Senate had a short executive ses
siou yesterday, during which SenatorDavis
undertook to secure the fixing of a day
for the final vote on the arbitration treaty
The proposition, however, encountered
prompt opposition, and he yielded for the
It is understood that he will make an
other attempt to get it up on Tuesday of
next week. There Is, however, a gen
eral impression among Seuatois that all
hopes of the success of the treaty hava
It is now regarded as extremely doubt
ful if it will ever come to a vote. Recent
events in the East have done much to
lessen the ardor of the churches and col
lege enthusiasts who had previously been
flooding tlie Senate with petitions favur
itig Jt, and the effect on some prominent
Senators has been quite noticeable
"When tlie doors were reopened the Sen
ate resumed "consideration of the Indian
The amendment, relative to the opening
of the Uncompahgre reservation, was voted
on and adopted, and the rest of the day
was dov.ted to other and less lmport;uit
The Senate ad journcduntil Mondayon mo
tionofSenatorGorman. He called to theat
tention of the body that today is Good
Friday, and that it was the custom ot the
Senate not to meet on that day. Senator
Hoar opposed the motion on the ground that
the business ofthe Senate was Imperative,
but the Senators looked at it otherwise
and the adjournment was taken.
NOMINATED BY TIII2 FKF.SlDEXT.
JPercy C. ITenningliiiuheu to Be Com
missioner of Immigration.
The President yesterday sent to the Sen
ate the following nominations:
Percy C. Henninghauscn, of Maryland,
Commissioner of Immigration at the Port
or Baltimore, Md.
Greeley W. "Whitford, of Colorado, At
torney of the United States for the District
Joe J. .Nix, Fort Payne, Ala.
Henry M. Sugg, Dardanelle, Ark.
Samuel Davis, Russcllville, Ark.
J. E. Jarvis, Van Buren, Ark.
J. R. Snodgrass, Farugould, Ark.
John G. Scott, Sterling, Col.
James' W. Hague. Torrington, Conn.
Levi F. Burkett, Brainbridge, Ga.
Jacob C. Garber, Grangeville, Idaho.
"Wilbur T Norton, Alton, III.
James A. Mclntire, Sidney, Iowa.
Charles J. "Wonser, Tama, Iowa.
Harry L. Brotherlin, Tipton, Iowa,
Alexander Burron, Klrwln, Kaa.-
Alpheua A. B. Cavauess, Baldwin, Kan.
Oliver P. Mauck, Burlington, Kan.
John "W. Xyce, Caldwell, Kan
Charles L. Scrantou, Cottage City, Mass.
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Smart, Merrimao,
Cyrus "W. Rowell, Amesbury, Mass.
Joseph M. Hollywood, Brocton, Mass.
Irwin S. Catlln, Baruesville, Minn.
Henry Kemper, Perham, Minn.
John P. Mattson, "Warren, Minn.
John Marshall, Bonneterre, Mo.
Herschel I'. Klnsolvlng, Maiden, Mo.
Charles A. Lonn.Xorth Bend, Neb.
Benjamin F. S. Brown. Matawan, N. J.
"William V. Molloy. New Rochclle, X. Y.
DeWitt C. Mlddleton, Watcrtowu, N T.
Alexander P Milne. Palmyra, X Y.
Frank II. Atkinson, Cadiz, Ohio.
Jacob F. Hoffman, Biadner, Ohio.
Bailie A. Ramsey, McKce's Rocks, Fa,
John B Brown, New Castle, Vn.
Thomas Brecn, Mincla, Texas.
Helen I. Campbell, Saxton's River, Vt.
Peter E Olscn, Rice Lake, "Wis.
George W. Hoyt, Cheyenne, Wyo.
James A. McAvoy, Lander, "Wyo.
WINSTON' WILLIAMS,' FATAL FALL
From the Third Story to tlie
Tho body of Winston Williams, the colored
Janitor, who was killed early yesterday
morning by falling from the third story
of the Arlington Fire Insurance build
ing, where he was employed, remained at
the Sixth precinct morgue last night.
Coroner Hannnett will investigate the case
today, but it Is not likely that an in
quest will be deemed necessary.
Williams lived with his wife on the third
floor of the building, and returned nome
about 12 o'clock Wednesday night. His
wife was in bed, but heard her husband
come in, and spoke to him, nfter which
he went out upon the back porch. About
A o'clock yesterday morning his dead body
was found lying in a pool of blood upon
the stones in the alley beneath the porch.
It is supposed that Williams iu leaning
azainst the railing lost his balance and
Shot by a Burglar,
nttsburg, April 15. Charles Funk, a
landscape gardener, employed by George
X. Mashy, whose home is on Fifth avenue,
was shot during a fight with a burglar
early this morning, and he will die.
Wrecljueo From the Snmaria.
San Francisco, April 15. Wreckage, ap
parently from the missing ship Samaria,
Alcalde, which arrived heic from Seattle
Two years ago it. J. Warren, a druggist
at Pleasant Brook, X. Y., bought a small
supply of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Jle sums up the result as follows: "At
that time the goods were uuknown in this
section. Today Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy is a household word," It is the same
in hundreds of communities. Wherever tho
Kood qualities of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy become known, the people will
have nothing else. For sale by Henry
Evans, wholesale and retail druggist, 938
F street and Connecticut uvenue and S
The store where your money is
Ball or Catcher's Glove with every child's purchase.
Something "Special" About
Children's Easter Suits.
Good news for parental You needn't spend as much as yon expected
to for the Boys' Easter Suits. .Inst in the nick of" time we announce
three prent special values. Suits that are worth's-!; at $2.S8. Suits
that are worth ?5 at $3.85. Suits that are wortlfSO at $4.95. All
made in our own New York factory and guaranteed the very best.
. We've a Spalding Bat and bail or Catcher's GlovoTor your boy.
300-CHILDREN'S SHORT PANTS SUITS- with "2 pairs pants, 1 2
diflerent patterns to select, from; guaranteed nbsolutulyall wool. These
suits were made In our own factory in New ork,and0nly manufactur
ers could olfer them at such a ptice. There is not a suit in the lot but
what Is actually woith . if made with only one pair m- - Q &
pants. These have two-ages six to sixteen. Special 2.00
200 CHILDREN'S COMBINATION Suitsextra Pants; double seat
and knees line quality-tue laiestcrrecisinpiaiusaniirnix
tures a variety orpatiernsui select from made to sell for
$5.00. We ofrcr,ror Easter for '...
TIIE BESTQUALITY pf Black and Blue Clay Worsted
Short rants regular price everywhere $0.00. We
It willbeto theadvantagc of mothers, before purchasing their chil
dren's Easter Suits, to examine these special bargains, ev'eu if
tliey do not purchase. . , . .
We make a specialty of Children's Clothing, and carry the largest
and most complete stock in the city.
Children's FiirniMiiiiKN -HATS. CAPS.XKCKWEAR.HOSIERY, COL
LARS and CUFFS, KING SHIRT WaISTS.
Continental Clothing House,
GODFREY, JIOOUE & CO.,
llth and F Sts. Opposite Boston House.
THE TREASURY OFFICES
Two Auditors May Possibly Be Ap
Feared That the Ax In About to
Full Heavily The Xcw York As
Secretary Gage and the President have
not yet been able to decide on the appoint
ment of a successor to Assistant Treasurer
Conrad Jordau.atNcw York. Senatorl'latt
i3 firm iu his request that the place shall
be given to Ellis II. Roberts, who held the
office under Mr. Harrison, and Secretary
Gage, it is said, would like to have Mr
Jordan, who is a gold Democrat,- reap
pointed. It is probable that a conclusion
will be reached at an eurly date.
Secretary Gage has been devoting much
time to the applications for auditorships,
and it Is possible that two of these may
be filled today.
It is known that the Cillers of two divi
sions and a number of clerks In the Treasury
Depaitment will be dismissed today. The
Secretary declined to make known the
names of those to be removed, and inquiry
at the appointment division elicited no in
formation. Applications for appointment to office
were filed at the Treasury Department
yesterday as follows:
E. S. Cunningham, Champaign, 111., to
be deQiity auditor iu the War Depaitment,
at Washington, D.C; Alexander McAithut,
Denver, Col., to be Assistant Comptroller,
at Washington, D. C; C. J. AIHkhi, Knox
vlllo, Tcnn., to be superintendent of the
Coast and Geodetic Survey, at Washington,
D.C-; A. Davidson, Malta, Mont., to be. col
lect or of customs at Great Falls, Mont.
TIIE BESST12 STACK Y THEFTS.
Young Criiteliett Denies IIo Had
Great Influence Over Her.
The statement which appeared In The
Times of yesterday, outlining the scheme
of defense to be adopted In the Bessie
Stacey grand Iaiceny case, may be taken
The relations of the young man, Paul
Crutehett, with the Klrl defendant will
undoubtedly, be the sensational feature or
the case, for on'thls point the strength of
the derense will rest.
A reporter saw the man last night. He
talked quite freely about his Intimacy
with Miss Stacey, and he absolutely de
nied that he had ever possessed any such
powerful influence over the girl as could
havo induced her to commit the thefts
with which she is charged.
He salu he had ceaseu keeping company
with hei more than eight months ago, and
before the thefts were conmutted, but he
almcat immediately contradicted himself
by saying that he had worn a considerable
amount of the Jewelry which the girl had
He said The Times article contained the
first intimation which he had received that
the Stacey family were dLsppsedto connect
him In any way with Bessie's thefts.
He was asked if lie did not have at the
present time a diamond ring belonging to
Miss Stacey, which is valued at S70. He
declared that he did not havethe riiiR, but
fiaally admitted that he had returned it
only the day before, t
Young Crutehett is a handtome youth,
and is apparently about twenty years of
SHNATJ2 DISTRICT COMMITTEE.
Favorable Report on Several Im
portant Bills. ,
The Senate Committee on the District
of Columbia lias made favorable reports on
the eighteen-ycar-of-age consent bill, the
bill for prevention of cruelty to animals in
the District, and of the bills regulating
cemeteries, compelling the removal of
abandoned tracks, regulating parks, au
thorizing the extension of the Washing
ton and Glen Echo road into the District,
incorporating the East AVasliingtou Heights
Traction Company, and for the relief t.f
Anton Gloetzner and the estate of Peter
Tlie Efren Assault Cnse.
The case against Billy Williams, one of
the men who held up and robbed Isadore
Efren in the White Lot on Saturday
night last, was called in the police court
yesterday, but upon icqucst of Lawyer
Sillcis, who is counsel for Williams, the
hearing was postponed until today. The
defense which the prisoner will assume
and attempt to prove is an alibi, and his
friends claim that he has ten witnesses
who vll swear that he was at Robey's
wharf, near the navy yard, at the time
the hold-up took- place.
Williams' pals iu the Job arc determined
to give him a dose of his own medicine.
He has been implicated in a number of
crimes before, but always gets off by
turning states evidence and convicting
his friends. Now they are determined
that he shall be the one to pa y the penalty.
The bearlug will take place today.
Important Tension Office Changes..
The following changes were made In the
I'enbion Office yesterday: W. A. Bailey,
appointed chief clerk of the bureau , vice J.
M. McCoy , reduced to a clerkship at $1,S00;
Walter J. Erooki, appointed appointment
clerk .of the Pension Office, vice John D,
Fvnaston, reduced to a clerkship; "L. M.
Terry, appointed piivate secretary to Com
missioner Henry Clay Evans, by transfer
from the War Department W. P-Tyanof
the Pension Office, appointed cctfidentlal
clerk to the Commissioner of Pensions.
Mr. Ryan was private clerk to Secretary
Noble during his term of office as Secretary
of the Interior.
"on call" if you ask for it. A Bat and
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
The Murderous Assailant of Mrs.
Iliedel Still at Large.
Good Friday Servicer Preparing:
for tho Democratic Primaries.
A I'liiguiun Injured.
Alexandria, Va., April 15. The Colum
bian University team, of Washington, will
meet?" the Episcopal High School nine in
this city Saturday afternoon.
Joseph Wilson, ot Washington, who at
tempted to liberate his brother Ernextfrom
the jail in this city,- was this morning
sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and aerve
six months in jail.
James Cator, of Quautico, recently com
mitted to jail to await trial on a charge of
violating internal ..revenue laws, was le
leascd today, on hh.own recognizance, by
United States Comaib,sioner Fowler, for
his appearancef)at the July term of the
United States cnuct,
.Mr. Joseph R.., Flanlgen, Jr., today re
ceived word of,uthe death of his fath"r,
Mr. Joseph R. ,jPIauigen, sr., at Phila
delphia.. The .jdccejUJied was eighty-one
years of age, anil had been a member of
the legislature of I'eiinijylvanln) and wai
at one time collector of the port at Phila
Tlje family of, Rev. J. H, Ooyd, who was
recently appointed presiding eider of this
district of tlie M. E. Church South, have
arrived, and occupy, their new home on
Upper Duke street.
The fair an SjRbuIer'a Hall, under the
auspices of Rattdpue Division, U. R. K. of
P., was visiteij.jtonlgljt by Nelson Com
mandery, of yjasfiiustpii
The Presbytery oTtlic-Chesapeake, which
has been In session in. the Second Presby
terian Church, has completed its busi
ness -and adjourned. Commissioners K.
"Kemper and Ansley were granted permis
sion to prosecute the call of the Rev. J. E.
Thacker to the church In this city, before
the Louisville Presbytery.
Jam en Lewis, the negro who assaulted
Mrs. Ida Iliedel at her home on Rose Hill
Farm, in Fairfax countyj yesterday morn
ing, is still atlarge. A thorough search of
ttiis city and the out rounding country has
been made by the police and citizens, and
It is now believed that the negro left this
vicinity lmniPdately after commttiiig the
James Mells, a notorious negro, wanted
in this city on several charges, was cap
uned nt.ui early hour this morning by Offi
Services will be held in the churches to
morrow as follows: St. Mary's Church,
mass at 0 a. in., mass of the presauctifled
at 8 a. m., and stations of the crobs at
3 and 7 30 p. m.; Christ Church, 11 a. m.;
St. Faul's Church, 11 a. in. and 7:30 p.
in.; Grace Church, 10 a. m and 7:30 p.
in., and passion services from 12 to 3p. m.;
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 11 a. in.
The Democratic city committee willmwt
tomorrow night and make final arrange
ments for the Democratic primary election,
to be held on the 21st instant. All the
candidates, except those for city council,
arc expected to be-present,
Mr. 11. G. Goods," of this city, a flagman
on the Southern Railway, was injured at
Manassas this morniug. Mr. Goods was en
gaged at work oa the coal bin when he Tell
backward, striking on his neck and shoul
ders,, sustaining serious internal injuries.
He was brought to his home, on Gibbon
street, where he is being attended by Dr.
Messrs. S . G. Brcntand A. W Armstrong,
counsel iu the suit of the county of Alex
andria against the city council of Alex
andria, for a division of tlto old court
house and jail property, have prepared a
decree In the case and forwarded it today
to Judge Melford, at Richmond.
W II. Ash ford, a well-known resident
of Fairfax., died this mornine; aT. hlt home
at Burke's Station, aged seventy-eight
The coiporatlon court today refused to
postpone the case of F. F. Marbury against
the Home Tolephdne Company, and the
case was set for tij.41 on May G.
Dr. Hallmann will deliver a lecture at
reabody Hall on Ttesday night under the
auspices of the Alexandria KinderKarten
Association. " .
Mr. and Mrs. Harjjy Kramer will leave
tomorrow for Minneapolis, Minnv to join
the, "Eight Bells'' company.
AN IMPORTANT STOCK SALE.
Messrs. Woodward and Pnrlrcr Con
trol Uniilt of tire Republic Stoelr.
Mr- S. W. Woodward, of Woodward &
Lothrop, and Mr. Erfeouthard Parker have
purchased a majority interest in the Na
tional Bank of tbejeRepublic of this city,
the purchase consisting of 1,348 of the
2,000 shares of trie concern. The price
paid was $221 a share, the par value $100,
the purchase money being $297,000. This
majority stock belonged to the estate of
the late George E. Lemon, the executor?
of which were Mr. C. J. Bell and Jere M.
Wilsont who executed the sale to the pur
chasers. Mr. Woodward and Mr. Parker,
it Is expected, will maintain the old in
stitution, but the transfer of the stock
will noL be made untlLthe 1st of May.
Passenger Trnlns Collide.
Atlantic City, N. J., April 15.-A rail
road collision between. trains of the Read
ing and West Jersey railroads, occured on
thecro6Flng at the corner of Illinois and
Baltic avenues, thi afternoon. Both were
express trains, heavily lawn with pas
sengers. The fact that there were no
fatalities was mainly due to Towerman
Berry, who threw open the derailing
switch on the West Jersey track, bringing
the train to a sudden top.
THE ONLY UNPAID CLERK
Mi', North's Pecnliar Relation to the
United States Government.
Woolen Manufacturers' Secretary,
Wlio AVorltH Hard for Sedate
Mr. S. M. D. North, the secretary ofthe
Woolen Manufacturers' Association, said
some very interesting tilings labt night,
politically speaking, to a repiesentatlve
of The Times'. His attention was called to
the statement of Senator Mantle, that he
was acting both in the capacity of secre
tary or the Manufacturer's Association and
also of the Finance Committee of the Sen
ate. When this statement was made hi the
Senate Mr. Morrill went too far In his
explanation to suit the woolen interests.
Certainly ohe of those in tliat interest
said that Senator Morrill misstated the
"fact" when he declared that .Mr. N'oith
was asked to come here to give "in
formation" to the Finance Committee. An
admission of that kind would have given
away the whole afrair, so it Is euphemis
tically corrected that Mr. Moirill made a
-Mr. 'orth when asked about the matter
last night said that ordinarily he would not
reply to statements of this kind, but he
thought that no harm could be done by
telling-what there Was In it. Hesaldthathe
was simply asked to come here by the
Finance Comnuttee and he came. As to
his relation? to the committee, he said
that he simply perrormedTor it clerical
work. He didnotappear rjeforethecomm.k
tce in any advisory capacity, nor did he
give them any Information; in fnct he said
that he did not go before the committee at
He was asked if lie was on the pay roll
of the Senate.
"No,'1 he replied, "I am not. He said
further that he did not and does not re
ceive any remuneration from the Govern
ment. When asked what were his duties, he
said that he performed wort that was
indicated to him by the committee having
charge of tlie bill; that these duties did
not rerer to wool only, but to other thingi
therein. He is often sent schedules or
parts of schedules and is asked to make up
data indicated by the committee, but
otherwise he has no relations with that
All this work Mr. North does Tor noth
ing, not only where wool is concerned, but
any other thing that the committee thinks
proper. He also made the statement that
he wa: here four years ago in the same
Mr North appears to be the only clerk
in the employ of the whole United
States Government who does not receive
pay in money or commission for his
A TIIIO OF TOADS FROM TEXAS.
Addition to the Xoveltlcs of the
Donrt Letter Office.
Three little Texas toads came to Wash
ington jefterday on their way to the dead
letter office, and they have determined
to make that their residence till some
kind hearted citizen of Washington shall
adopt them The Postoffice Department
is anxious to find them a .situation as
family pets, und will recommend them
highly to any family that will promise to
provide them with food and. lodging.
They came packed iu a HtUe square
paper box that had once held gua shells,
and Journeyed hither from KiinelitUc post
office away down in Southwestern Texas.
There is a family of them. The father
is a big, lender-looking old frog, with
prominent horns; the mother is kind and
inllil-tcinpered, and tlie little baby frog
is very well behaved, considering its age.
The family arrived in Washington utterly
wearied out by their long travel and clone
coutiucment in a small box, and are in
destitute circumstances. They have not
even had a fly to cat since they left
home, many weeks ago. They arc quite
thin, and not so animatedus well-fed frogs
usually are, but their'couductin the mails
has won for them the Rood will of every
body who has handled them.
The poor frogs cannot tell where they
came from or where they wunted to go,
and seem to be most of the time In t semi
conscious condition It is thought that a
square mealwlll restore them to their
wonted health and spirits, but just what
constitutes a square meal for a family of
froCT hasnotbeerracertained. It is judged
that they hav a fondness for live flies,
but there are no flies iu the Washington
market at this season. Supt Goode, otthe
dead letter division, will be glad to ac
cept con'ributions of fro jj food till lie tan
find somebody who will adopt them.
IMPOUTANT THIhF AltltHSTUD.
Niimerons Robberies Traced Direct
ly to Him.
A sneak thief who has been robbing house
keepers in all sections of the city for the
past year, and during that time has com
mitted no less than a Froie of burglaiies,
was yesterday run down and arrested by
Detectives Laccy and Boyd and Special
Officer Brockenbiough. He ip Israel, alias
"Hammer," Washington, colored, and about
twenty-three years old. The exact num
ber of his thievlngs is not known, but no
less than twenty have been reported, all
of which have been traced directly to him,
and the value of the goods .stolen will reach
nearly S1.00O. The capture is iegarded as
one of the most important that has been
made by the headquarters detectives in
Several days aso Washington went to
the residence ot John F. Craven, No. 1905
Seventeenth street northwest, and repre
sented that he had been sent to repair
the kitchen stove. In leaving he carried
away a handsome onyx clock with sold
trimmings and dial, together with two
Rults of clothes, an overcoat, several pairs
of shoes and other articles The matter
was reported to tlie police, and Detective
Lacy was placed upon the case. He suc
ceeded in locating the clock in the salcon
of Silas Johnson, In Stewart's Hall, at
Twelfth and R streets, where Washing
ton had sold It. This Jed to his capture.
When taken to police headquarters Wash
ington stoutly denied all knowledge of the
robberies until confronted with the clock
and told whereit had been recovered, when
he broke down and made a confession.
The greater portfon of goods recently
Stolen by Washington from various places
have been recovered, and the officers ex
pect to secure considerable, in not all, of the
articles previously stolen, and will be
able to make out not' less than twelve
distinct cases of robbery against Washing
ton. Suicide of Charles W. Golden.
Charles V.'. Golden, sixty years old, who
occupied a room in the boarding-house of
Mrs. Chamberlain, at No. 457 C street
northwest, wan found dead in bed about
9 o'clock yesterday morning. The man had
committed suicide by inhaling illuminating
In one of his pockets was found a letter
addressed to his slster-ln-law. Mra. Marie
Golden, making requests as to the disposi
tion of any money which, might be left
arter pajing his burial expenses
He had lived with Mr. Chamberlain for
nearly eight years, and it is bi?ved that
Ill-health led to despondency"aTid caused
hiin to end his life.
Sale of Children's Clothing
(Roller Skates with Suits at $2V98 up.)
You may look around, but you certainly will not find such
values in children's and boys' clothing" as we offer. We have
driven the knife still deeper for tomorrow, and your Easter
buying- will cost you but a-half of what you expected. Credit
when you want it the privileg-e of paying-weekly or monthly.
Lot of Child rens (3 to
7 years) Reefer Stilts
all wool and prettily trim?
med all sizes, but not in
any one sort suits which
are worth $1 for
Lot of Boys' Blue Flan-
1JC1 OUIlur XJJUUbU OUILH-"
worth a dollar to go for
Lot of Boys' fine Plaid
Cheviot Suits-7 to 16
years worth $4 to go at
Boys' Mother's Friend
Shirt Waists-to go for a
Boys '29c Silk Reefer
Ties-long and wide to
Lot of Hoys Golf Caps
25c sort to go for
Lot of Children's Tarn
to go for
Another prodigious success.. In two weeks we've built up
a "men's fixings" trade that is an envy of the older stores.
We've done it by giving you values unheard of. Read of the
few specials that will, do doubt, crowd this department, tomorrow.
Men's 4-ply 2100 Linen
Collars, all styles 15c
Men's Lisle Thread and
Cotton Hose blue, gray,
bliiclc and tan 25c sore
Men's fine fancy, per
cale shirts; open front:
with two collara and
paircuffs 7."c. sort where
ever you go for
Band Bows and Teclcs
the 25c. sore for
Lot Men's Derbys
hats for which you've been
the new shades and shapes.
sis yth st. Hecht &
A. MEETING or the stockholuerH of the
Washington Safe Deposit Company will
be held ou Friday, April 3, lhU7, for
the purpose pf electing nine dlrectora.
The polls will be open at 1- in. and close
at 1 o'clock p. m. SAM CROSS, Secre
tary and treasurer. mli2S--Gtm
PROPOSALS FOR COAL -OFFICE OF
Building for Library of Congress, Wash
ington, l. C, April 16, loOT.-Sealcd
proposals for furnishing, delivering and
storing, at the building for the Library
or Congres.1, in this city, about 2,500 tons
of white ash furnace coal, will be received
at this orTice until 2 o'clock p. m., Thurs
day, May 6, lh97, and then publicly
opened. Specifications, general Instruc
tions, and blank forms of proposal may be
obtained on application to this office.
UKR.VA RD R. GKEE.V, Superintendent.
aplG, 19,21, 23,2G,2ll-Gt
ASSACIr A.N'D JiATTKHY QASE.
Department Mebeiii;er Charges XII
Treutmeiit by 111 Superior.
Louis Patterson, a colored messenger, rm
ployedia the BureuuofEngravliiKaiid Print
ing, alleges thut he has been ill-uaed and
Patterson yesterday swore out a warrant
for assaultagaiust Michael McLaughiia, one
of the men against -whom lie complain.-,.
The assault, it, Is charged, was committed
oa May 2, 180C, and the complainant ex
plains the delay by saying that he was
threatened with summary dismissal by the
chief of the department if lie prosecuted
On the day In question, Patterson says,
he was talking with McLaughlin, who is
foreman at the Bureau stables. In the
course of the conversation McLaughlin
objected to the purchase of a certain
horse which Patterson had recommended,
saving that his reputation was at stake
iu tlie matter.
"Oh, if it comes to that," Patterson
answered, "my reputation is as good as
At this, Patterson alleges, the foreman
said, with an oath, "I don't allow any
nigger to !ay that to me,' and pulling out
a pocket knife, jumped at him.
"I was encumbered with two heavy :aail
pouches," said Patterson, in recounting the
story, "and could not protect, myself.
He punched me a number or timesand tried
to cut me with the knife, which he held in
his left hand, but I was fortunate enough
to dodge it.
"When, he left me I was almost uncon
scious. My eye was blacked, my Jaw and
lips were swollen, and the whole upper
part of my tody bruised. I was coniined
to the house for nine days afterward
"When I returned to wort; McLaughlin
and I were culled up Into the ofiiie of
Claude M. JohnMn, chief of the bureau.
"The chief asKed the foreman why he
had assaulted me. to which the latter re
plied that I had said my reputation was
as good as his. Mr. Johnson then told us
both to go over to our posts, audthat he
would look into the matter.
"Shortly afterward 1 was sent for by
Assistant Chief Sullivan. He first tried
to excuse McLaughlin, saying tlvit Le
was a Kentuckian and unused to contact
with colored men. Then he said, 'Pat
terson, you have been a useful mm in
the office, but if you push this case against
McLaughlin your usefulnesa will cease,
thus threatening me with discharge if I
attempted to get legal satisfaction for the
"As I had a sick wire at home, and a
family dependant upon me for support, I
did not care to risk dismissal by preferring
charges against McLaughlin, but now that
the Administration has changed, and my
chief's party is no longer in power, I in
tend to puch the case as energetically as I
can, and see if a colored man cannot get
I'arterson swore out the warrant lu Jus
tice of the Peace Mills' office yesterday
afternoon. He brought with him a sworn
statement, which stated the case sub
stantially as above.
HKVOLrTIO- IX HONDURAS.
The Republic Is Under "Mnrt!ul
The Department of State received a
dispatch from Consul General Little at
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to the effect that
a revolution has broken out. The consul
general says the republic is under martial
law. There is some anxiety among tiie
State Department officials to Icnro more
facts, and to ascertain if the revolution
will in any wayafrect the Nicaragua CanaL
Address on Emancipation.
This cvcning.at theFirstBaptistChurcir.
Twenty-seventh and O streets, Hon. John
R. Lynch, or Mississippi, and Dr. Frank
J. Webb, of this District, will address the
Georgetown Emancipation Association
President Turner has provided good muie
for tlie occasion.
J". WirilTA-M: LEE.
332 JPa. Ave. X.W.
Flifet-class service 'Phone, 1383.
Lot of boys' fine all
wool black and blue "un
finished worsted clay di
agonal and cheviot suits.
5 elsewhere. For
Boys plaid cheviot long
pants suits, wnich cannot
be had less than 36.00,
Lot of boys knee pants
sizes 11 to 18 years ot
age to go for
Men's fine gloria Um
Tor $1, for
Men's unlaundered white
linen bosom shirts the
00c. sort for
and Alpines, 98c.
paying $1.50 and $1.75 in all
Company as r,h st.
IX THE Supreme Court of the Discriot of
D9Ju"ln,a' this 14th day of April, A J).,
1H97. In re thepetitiorrof Benjamin Heid
unhelnier Eouitv Xo l22:i fiii Anrli
14 139 1, j. k. Young, clerk A petition
iiayiiifj impn riled in this court by Benjamin
"eidenhcimer, son or Ellas and Fannie
lleidenheimer. all of the Citv of Wasfting
ton. District of Columbia, wherein he prays
that his name may be changed to Benjamin
,&- jt ,s tn'3 14t'' ""ay "f -Aprt'. A. J).,
lap i, ordered that public notice may be
Riven to all concerned to appear in thli
iMo- i.lAne, 12th da f Iay. A- --i
i ' :lt 10 t-,ck a m., to show cause, u '
an they have, .why the prayer in said
petition should not he granted; and Miata
copy of this order shall be published in the
Washington Lar Reporter and The Wash
ington Times once a week for there suo
cosive tveek-s before .said date.
Trra A. B. DAGXEft, Justice.
JAMES B. GREEN', Attorney.
A true copv. Test:
i30' ,. J- p- OTJXG, Cleric
L. P. WILL TA MS, Assistant Clerk.
LV JUSTICE COURT of the District of
Columbia, before Lewis I. O'Xeal, A
Justice of the Peace, Hamilton & Colbert,
plaintiffs, vs Joseph A Thorn. defendant.
A. sum nons in due form having been issued
out or this Court to a lawful constable of
thLs district for the said defendant, and
the same having been by said constable
returned "not to be found. it is hereby
ordered thut said defendant cause hla
appearance to be entered herein on or
before the Gth day of May, 1S97, otherwise
the cause will be procee led with as in case
of default. LEWIS I. O'XEAL,
1 1 Seal. ) j iihticeof WiePeace, U.C
JOHN J. HAMILTON.
Attorney Tor riaintlfTd.
IX TILE SUPREME COURT of the 'Dis
trict of Columbia, George L. Thompson
Mimufacturlnjc Company vs. Joseph A.
Thorn, etal.N'o. I7.5.7. equity docket 41.
this cause being referred to me to state
the account ofthe reci ver-s and diii-rn- -lion
of the assets, notice is hereby given that I
will proceedAnider the said ordr .r ref
erence on Thursday, April 22, 1307. at
1 0 o'clock a. 111. at my of rice in the United
States court house in this city. All per
sons havinji claims acainat the aid"
Joseph A. Thorn, or otherwise interested
in tne said distrlbutioa, are nocified to pre
sent their claims, with the pcoofo, jncl b
hpanl ;.r r'n- said true and piacr JAMES
G. PA YXE, auditor. apl V5t-e.o.d
THOMAS HOWLING & CO.. Auctioneer
612 tc street northwest.
TRUSTEES SALE OF VALUABLE VH
IMPROVED PROPERTY, S1TUATEI
0 SOCfTII SIDEOF L. ST .UETWEE5
3D AND 4TR STS,, NE.
By virtue of a certain deed of trust dated
December 3, 1S05, and duly recorded 1
Ilbcr xo. 2079, rolio 149r et seq., oni
oi rue land records of the District of Co
lunibla, and at the written request ol
the party secured thereby, we wUl sel
at public auction, in rront of the premises .
on Thursuay. April 15, at 5 o'clock, p. nu,
the following described property. All o'
lots numbered twentv-rivel23i, twenty-sii
I2G), twenty-seven (2Y), twenty -eiKht (2S.
twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), and thirty
one (31), of the subdivision byR. M. Hall,
(agent ror Hiram N WaclsworctO.of squori
numbered seven hundred and seventy-roui
1774), as per plat recorded in liber W. F.t
roUo. ltio. of the records of the offlc
orthe surveyororthe Districtor Columbia.
Terms of sale: One-third casn, balanci
In otis. and two years, at G per cent pel
annum interest rrom tiny of sale payablt
semi-annually, to be secured Dy deed ol
trust on property sold, or all cash, at option
ot the purchaser. A deposit of S20u re
quired at the time of sale, conveyancing
and recording at purchasers" cost. Term
or sale to be compiled with in tea dayi
rrom day of sale, otherwise trustees r&
BCrve the right to resell the property at
tlie risk and cost or defaulting purchaser,
arter five days' advertisement of such
resale In some newspaper published in
Washington, D. C
JESSE V. X. HUYCIC,
1505 Pa. ave., nw , Trustee.
JESSE H. VAA ALS Tl'XE.
1000 i'a. ave. nw., Trustee.
DIXON-On Wednesday. ApriLl 4, 1897,
at 10 a- m., RACHEL ESTELLA. beloved
I'augnter ot Andrew J. s. and Eateilu- H.
Dixon, aged two years, five mouths and
Funeral rrom her parents' resldence.1230
Twcutv-nlntli street, Friday, April 16, at
2.30 o'clock p. m. Relatives and friends
GARDNER -On Wednesday. April 14.
18U7. at :30 o'clock p. m. MARGARET
SINCLAIR GARDNER, widow of Alex
'ander Gardner, In the seventy-third year
or her age.
Funeral from her late residence, The
Cambridge, 510 I street northwest, on
Saturday, ApriLl", at 2.30 o'clockp- m. It
G I LMORE-Departed this life Wednes
day, April 1-t. 1S07. at 7.30 p. m.. LILLIE
GILMORK, the beloved daughter of Mrs.
Funeral will talie place Saturday at
2:30 p in , from M. Wesley Church. Twenty-third
street. Friends are invited. It
GR1SSETT -Departed this life, Thurs
day, April 15, 1897, at 8 o'clock a. nt..
MAKUARET GRISSETT (nee Blake). Oe
loved wife of James H. Grit-sett, in. the
fortieth year of her age. Residence, 415
Firteen-and-a-half street southeast.
Xotlce of funeral hereafter. It, era
CrRIGSBY-Ort Wednesday. April 14.
1807. at G o'clock. EVA A., beloved child
of Bushrod T. and Catherine Grlgsby, aged
one year eleven months and fifteen duys.
A spark that lit our household,
It was our hope and Joy:
Hut now she's gone and left us
For realms above the sky.
BY HER PAREXTS
Funeral will take place from residence.
521 M street houth west. Friday, April 16,
at 2 o'clock. it.eni
HARRIS-On Thursday, April 15. 1897,
at his residence, 1339 1 st. ne., FRAXH.
Funeral private, a03:3O p. m today. 16