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WASHXtfGTOiN", SUISTDAX MORNINGr, MAY 9, 1897.
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A1AV BALL AND COMMENCEMENT FOOTWEAR-Probably
more than half the participants in these occasions are shod by
us; our variety and prices explain "why."
Busy May Shoe Days!
Despite the frequent showers, we were almost overrun
with buyers all last week. The cause is our unusually
large and well selected shoe variel at very unusual
prices. This week will prove, if anything, even more at
tractive. These are but a few of the offerings that will
make it so:
Ladies' $2 Brown Oxford Ties This We:k at $1.25.
A lucky purchase brought these exceptionally weii
made Shoes into our house. They are made on the new
"dime" and "quarter" toes. AH sizes and widths.
Ladles' "Everbrlght" Tan Boots;
hand-sewed, welt or turn soles;
all the popular shapes,
$2.50 a Pair.
If you want the most comfort
able ami most Mitisfaetory Tun
Shot", try those inailii of our
II? Vil. .! TTI.l TMu luiiflml
Is f-pi-clully taniieil for Uh by a Q)
new chemical process. It never
cracks, liardiMis, or locow itw
luster. "When soiled, nlmnly
vaHli with clear water anil
rub toa pollHli with a dry elotb.
Tan Shoes for men;
Laced, Gaiters and Oxfords,
$3.00 a Pair.
Brown Oxford Ties,
ktd or biown patent-leather tipped;
band-sewed, turn or welt soles,
$2.00 a Pair.
What Lawson "The Terri
ble Swede" thinks
Washing-ton, 5-4, 1897.
Messrs. Win. Hahn & Co. :
Gents It affords me
pleasure in saying that the
pair of "Perfect" Bicycle
Shoes I bought from you
are the most comfortable
and best looking Cycle
Shoes I ever wore.
"The Terrible Swede."
A FEW OF OUR GREAT
Cycle Footwear Specialties:
Ladies' Nobby Boots,
black or brown; t cr
perfect fitting and durable. ,ft .I II I
Regular $2.50 qualities.... 4'vv
Ladles' best Tan and Brown
TIri Kid Boots; rp fn
on most approved styles. J
Regular $3.62 grade at. . .V-" "
Ladles' "Everbrlght'' Kid
None better anywhere
At $4, or oven $5
Men h Kangaroo Calf LaceJ,
with electric leather if rfl
pedal-proof soles. .nl.jll
Regular $2 grade at pv
Men s "Perfect" Hand-sewed
Black and Tan Laced; q rft
durable and very easy. .h.Tll
Regular $3 grade-atl P J"
Men's "Sprocket" Cycle Shoes,
in brown or black; in) fr
best all-round Outing, J)jJlll
Walking and DressSboes.. .
Better get fitted at once. So jjreat is the demand for
our Cycle Shoes that it has been impossible for us this
season to keep up our supply of sizes. We can fit you
Wm. Hahn & Co.'s
RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES,
930 and 932 Seventh St. N. W. 1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave. N. V.
233 Penna. Ave. S. E.
A BOLD BREAK FOR LIBERTY
Ten Boys Scale the Walls of the
They Encnned to the "Woods, But
? All Except One Hecapturcd
After u Brief Chase.
-Ten of the boy Inmates of the Reform
School, on PJadensburgroad, while playing
In the large inclosure last evening, made
a break for liberty. By scattering, thelads
managed to elude the guards, scale the
walls and escape to the nearby woods.
The alarm bell In the building was lung,
and all the attendants and guards sum
moncd. Bush-beating parties started out,
and late ycsteiday afternoon the authori
ties of the school stated that nine of the
ten fugitives had been recaptured.
They weie all found in the woods, near
the institution. It is thought that the
tenth boy is either still in the nearby
forests or has come to this city.
AX ILLEGAL INDICTMENT.
Claim Set TJp in the Case of
Gilitmn and Others.
Yesterday Chief Justice Bingham heard
arguments in the case of E. T. Gilman,
Charles H. Coons, and O. N. Lumbert, of
ficers of the National Capital Life Insur
ance Company, of this city, on the charge
of using the mails for fraudulent pur
poses. Messrs. Gilmau, Coons, and Lum
bert were in court, accompanied by their
attorneys, Mr. Hart and Mr. Tracey L.
Jeffords Assistant District A ttorney Tug
gart represented the Government.
Mr. Jeffords argued at length against the
issuance of a writ of removal of the
defendants to Chicago, when the in
dictment was found, on the ground that
the papers submitted by the prosccutljn
vcrc not duly authenticated, and of a
fact were not true bills. Be spoke of the
hardship and Injustice of holding thede
fendants, and their loss of time and money,
vrhen there was no legal indictment, arid
pointe3 out the defects in the claim of John
W. Arnold, a marshal at Chicago, wJiom, he
eaid, had kic before a grand Jury In that
city and secured the indictment, simply
for the purpose of harassing the officers
ef the insurance company.
THE NEW" riTCDTAN
Liberal Contributions of Knights
nnd Friends of the Order.
The Knights of Pythias' Memorial
Temple committee of forty-five, held a
meeting Fiiday night, every lodge in the
District being represented. The Pythian
Hall board were also present, the mem
bers of which made encouraging remaTks
concerning the project of erecting in this
city a magnificent Pythian Memoiial
Past Grand Chancellor Richard Good
hart made Interesting remarks. Treasurer
Wagner reported that a large number of
donntions to the building fund had been
received. The committeemen were In
formed that pome of the wealthiest busi
ness men in the city, who are not mem
bers of the order, had volunteered to con
tribute liberally. The amount so far re
ceived is largely in excess of what the
Mr. S. W. Maddux, sr., keeper of records
and seals, said the time is not far distant
when tin- Knights will bo able to look upon
one of the grandest and most picturesque
edifices any order has ever erected.
The committee of forty-five has issued
tickets for the Pythian Day excursion
to Marshall Hall, on June 16. The entire
committee will visit Capital Lodge, No.
24, next Tuesday evening, where they
will be handsomely entertained. Promi
nent members of the order will also be in
THE HOLT WILL CASE AGAIN.
Suit Renewed on the Question of
Distribution Among the Heirs.
Today in. equity court, No. 2, Judge
Bagner listened to the arguments of the at
torneys representing the heirs-at-law in the
Bolt -will case, who filed a petition yester
day prajing that a per capita distribution
be made of that half of the estati devised
under the will to Lizzie Hynes of Kentucky.
The question at issue before the court
was whether the distribution should be
per stirpos, or per capita. Mr. Inglehort of
Indiana, representing some of the heirs
arguedat length upon the contention that
the distribution 'should be a per capita
one.and his claim la resisted by some, of the
heirs, whose share will be greater were
the distribution made per stirpes.
A Capitalist Commits Suicide
Chicago, May 8. E. Kellogg Beach, :i
retired capitalist, shot and killed himself
early this morning at bis residence, 510
North State street. He shot himself in the
mouth causing instant deatb.
Great Remodeling Sale
It's because we MUST and not because it
pleases us. Improvements in our store
have become an imperative necessitv, and
we are anxious to use the hot month s.nynen
business is slack, to accomplish the-'vork.
Hence this sale. PRICES AT ONE-BALF
really so is too g-ood a thing'tQmiss.
The figures below will give you an 'idea of
Ha 00 Brilliant! nc and
Lot of Mohawk Sheets,
size uaxuu. worm -iuc.,
ICO pieces of "White
Check Aaiiibook; 10 dif
ferent patterns. The 8c.
Oigandlcs; prettiest pat
terns ever suown. worth
Plain China. Bilks in all
the light colors; worth
1,000 Fillow Cnsev, Hzei
and 50 00 Silk
30x45; maile of tofi llii-?V5' ,..7 '"
lshcotton. WorUil21-2a, 10c rul!r
Lot of extra large Tow
els; size 2x40. Kegular
D else of New Uhal-
lles, in"nll the handsome
2 cases of ynrd-widc I effects. Kegular price fee.,
.trench Jaconets; an me ,t i-7An
Worth I'd i--Jc ,
100 pieces of .'ino White
India Lilian. Worth 8c ,
200 pieces or new J)iess frth 50c
Ginghams, stripes (a-i,wort" &uc'
Lotr of best uuauty
ble Oil Cloth. JsuiU
i 12 J4c.
Silks; .very, lateat effectb;
00 d&zpn Ladies IU1-
y.t-lnrh Klf'iirpil Tnilln
Silks; very latest patterns? led VeVjil worth 10c.
IVrtrfr.t! fillo t Jt
j :t f -f : .
: . ! Sl3!lff
Lot of 25c. Gloria Um
brellas, 20 inches; war-
anted rast niack.
One lot of Children's
I One lot or Children's &
Dresheb.madeof fineUluK-' Psf? -
Bovs Ftrcalc ham antV PercalK izeri ChlldreiCs All-wool Cloth
Waists; all sizes, from 4 6 to 14 years; worth l.,Kfcefers;-5rnude" to iell at
to 14,. I V2.
806 7th St. N W, 1 924-1 926 Pa. Ave.
The Board Retains Mr. Ross as
WIGHT DECLINED THE HONOR
Ho Thought the "Work of the Body
Could Be Fncilltnted by the Re
tention of Mr. Itobb A Message
to the President nud the Ho-spoUHe.
"When the new Commissioners arrived at
the District building early yesterday morn
ing they found all in readiness for their
induction into office. Mr. Boss was the
first to arrive, and he repaired Immediately
to his room, where Secretary Tindall was
awaiting him in order to administer the
oath prescribed in such cases. After filing
the necessary bond with the Fidelity and
Trust Company of Baltimore, as surety,
Mr Ross took the oath and was prepared
to do business under the new regime. Soon
afterward Mr. Wight to k thuoath and was
made a full fledged Commissioner. His
bondsmen were Messrs. W. M. McElvey and
J. P. E. Kumler, both of whom were
sureties in the amount of $50,000.
The arrival of Mr. "Wight at the building
was the signal for a general rush toward
his office, and from the time of his ar
rival until he retired to the board room, his
office was filled with heads of departments
and prominent citizens who had called to
pay their respects. During the morning
many handsome floral emblems were sent I oughly satisfactory. .Mr.
to nis oiiioe, anu wiien ne nrriveu ms
roomlookedlikcarosegardenin full bloom.
On desks, tables and even in chairs, btood
large vases filled with choice roses and
"When it became known that the new
members of, the board bad qualified and
that a secsion would be Immediately held,
there was much speculation and no little
curiosity among the clerks as to the course
to be outlined regarding the many applica
tions from persons who want Distiict of
fices. Many of these applicants are
strongly indorsed by members and Sena
tors and several are very persistent in their
endeavors to be taken care, of. Beyond
nn inspection of the several applications
on file and a general discussion of them,
nothing was jJpne by the board In the
matter of appointments. Two exceptions
were noted, but in these caes immediate
action was necessary. Mr. Fred Alvey,
who has been acting In tlKTcapacity of
secretary to Col. Tnfe&delli was appointed
to fiifa. vacancy in theoffice of the auditor
and Mr. J. Van Allen 8bfeldsj"J?., was
appointed secretary to Commissioner "VV'lght.
C. B. linger has been appointed toa place
irtth the collector of taxes.
the place now held by Gen. Frank Bond,
as sealer of weights and measures, and
strong efforts are being made to displace
him, there has been nodefimteaction taken
by the Commissioners. ' "When asked his
views regarding changes in the clerical
force, Commissioner "Wight said he would
make none unless absolutely necessary for
the needs of the service. "When this be
came known throughout the building, an
air pt contentment seemed to hover over
thcflcrks and they settled down to ordinary
routine matters none the worse for their
fears aroused eailler In the day by the
rumor that many changes would likely lx
made bv the new Commissioner in the
several departments under him.
Immediately upon the qualification of
the two new members yesterday forenoon,
the board went into tp:(!cutive session and
remained so until 1 SO o'clock. No mat
ters of any importance were taken up, and
the better part or the, time was occupied
by Messrs. Ross and Elack in informing
their new colleague as to matters that
would ordinarily come to the attention of
the board rrom time to time. When the
board met, Commissioner Ross Immedi
ately proposed Mr, Wight as its president,
but that gentleman Tirmly and instantly
declined to accept the honor, adding that
he thought the work of the body would be
greatly facilitated were Mr. Ross to re
main president, and he propof-ed that ar
rangement. Mr. Ross thanked him for the
honor and confidence reposed in him, the
minority member, but declined to serve in
that capacity unless the Fresident of tiie
United States fully, indorsed the choice.
At the suggestion, of Mr. Ross, a telephone
message was sen? to the White House,
inquiung as to ihe views and wishes of
Mr. McKlnley, and asking if the selection
of Mr Ross would be agreeable to the
Chief Executive. Word came back almost
Immediately thatthcPr esident wanted only
a man who would look after the best in
terests of the District and guard Its af
fairs zealously, and that Mr. Ross, as the
president of the board, -would be thor-
Hoss was then
chosen to fill hie oldrplace, and the board
proceeded to the assignments under the
Ae the board now stands it Is a mo&t
admirably balanced body regarding the
matter of distinct and definite routine ar
rangements. Each .member will be as
signed to one of the departments, divided
into smaller ones, butlft no way conflicting
with the workings of the departments un
der other Commissioners. Commissioner
Ross Tvill have charge ;of all financial bu
reaus, including the auditor's office, the
collector of taxesxand the licenses. Com
missioner Wight, In addition to the police
department and'otber branches of munici
pal protection, will bave under him the
tlt department, the inspector of 'steam
of the office of InspectoToTbulhllngs, ele
vators and fire escapes, thus giving him
the exclusive control of all mechanical
and engineering branches of tho DlBtriot.
This arrangement, It Is thought, will
greatly aid the Commleitoiiers In the word
ings of their reiecMvi departments and
tend to puab tbe routine affairs with
Although there are many applicants for I greater dispatch-Jean formerly.
-Shoes Shined Free-
-939 Pa. Ave.
E have just purchased from the Daltou Shoe Co., of n6
Duane Street, New York, their entire stock of Women's
$3.50 Oxfords, in black and Russets, and will place them
on sale Monday and Tuesday at precisely one-half their
These will be placed on our bargain table and sold to first comers commencing-
at 8 a. m. tomorrow morning. Widths, "B," "C," "D" nnd 4E.''
Quality considered, this is the grandest bargain ever offered in Women's Ox
fords in this or any city on the globe.
Other Good Things.
$4 Bicycle Shoes, $2..79
$3 Beginning Monday morn- jj
ing we will sell Women's tf (H i?jf
ai Full Length Dark Russet k r a 1J
c Vici Kid Bicycle Boots, $4 fl 1 f g I iJ
a I value for
J J 50c Bicycle Levins, 19c. j
?K On Monday morning we will A
S I offer Women's Canvas Bicycle IOO '(
jj I,eggins, in black and brown 50c I Ofij '
IPs value for Iww
&lfWlf'Wlf$r IT If If "3T
Jenness Miller" Oxfords, $4.
If your feet are tender it will pay you to ex
pend the difference and wear "Jenness Mil
ler" Oxfords which are as soft as a glove
and are the best Oxfords
ever constructed. We own
and control them black
Men's $5 Shoes, S3. 98.
Beginning- Monday morning we will sell all
of the Men's $5 Russia Call
Shoes, in all the latest forms
and styles, all hand sewed, at
SHOES SHINED FREE
939 PENNA. AV
Higher Honors Said (0 Oe As
sured to Him.
31 AY BE SLATED FOR CHINA
Stu'te llepurt incut Authorities Suid
To lie uvorabIe to u IMun for
zvFoundiiiK i'erpetnnl Diplomatic
' Corps Value of 2deu Trained by
.Experience iu Statecraft.
departments of th Go'v eminent With the
possible exception of Mr Walter E. Faison,
who Is t-.ud to be intending to resign vol
untarily, these gentlemen have been in the
service for long periods have risen step by
step, and are apparently to btay in the
THHEir-CEXT FARE MOVEMENT.
Mr. William Woodvllle Kockliill, Freq
uent Cleveland's Ahsistnnt Secretary of
State, the gentleman who gives way to
Judge Day, has tieea ahsuied oy the Mc
Kmiey Administration that lie will lie pro
vided for. More than this, Mr. Jtockhill
has received assurance that his position
under the new Administration -will le in
no hene a retrogression. lie has leeu
told, In other words, that lie will not he
given any mere charge d'affaires, or
secretary of legation position, hut that he
may expect a mission, and a good one.
Further than this, Mi. itockhlll is not
acquainted with the intentions of Presi
dent McKintey and Secretary Sherman, if
these gentlemen themselves have decided
for him. It is thought probable, how
ever, that the late First Assistant Secre
tary of State will go either to China or to
Spain, and that the probabilities are in
favor of the former mission.
The history of Mr RockhiU's career is
explanation of this probability, after the
decision of the Administration to give him
a mission is accounted for. This gentle
man was for many years in China in the
diplomatic service. He was a secretary at
Pekin, ana a charge d'affaires there. He
Is the only gentleman In the United States
at all eligible for the Chinese mission who
knows the Chinese language. He Is well
arqualutcd at the Chinese court. Hekmu-s
the country, and he knows thoroughly the
relations: existing between this country
and China, and, presumably, has good
ideas as to the lines along which amicably
relations may continue to exist. It is
thought ttlso that Mr. Eockhill would be
able to make the diplomatic and the buw
ness relations between the two countries
even more close and even more profitable
than they are at present.
However, Mr. Rocklill knows Spanish
also, and is equally as well fitted to be
minister to Spain. There is the posslbllity
tbat some one else may have already been
chosen or thought of for the Chinese mis
sion, and in this case Mr. Rockhill may
go to the sunny land beyond the Pyrenees.
A gentleman tboioughly wellinformedcn
diplomatic matters, and especially having
knowledge of the ideas that the State De
partment coterie has lu its head, is
authority for the statement that this ex
cellent piovlslon for the Democratic Mr.
Rockhill under thc.Republican Adminlstri
Uon, is the first large indication of apian
which the State Department people have
for a perpetual diplomatic corps founded
on the models of those of European gov
ernments. This gentleman says that there
can be no question that many of the of
ficers of our Department of Foreign Af
fairs have the Idea that, some day we will
train our diplomats in just such a way as
they do iu Europe.
It is sabi that this Government has be
come convinced of deplorable deficiencies
shown on certain critical occasions by our
diplomats. It is even hinted that the Ad
ministration's acutely aware of the Tact
that among foreign diplomats our gentle
men are regarded ub more ,tyros at the
great chess gameof diplomacy.
It is suggested that it we could have
men trained by long years of experience
in the gamo we would not give tho suave
gentlemen of the foreign courts so many
chances to Jangh In their sleeves
It II polnted'out bat already"this Ad
ministration has made several moves di
rectly along this line. The cases of Mr.
Adee, Mr. Thomas W. Cridler, and Mr.
Walter E. Faison are cited as conspicuous
exceptions to the spoils system and to the
usual methods that have obtained In the
I State Department as well as in the other
EffortK to Extend It to All TarKC
Cleveland, May 8. Mayor MeKison ha,"
recsl ved a communication from Bo ton, ask
ing the co-operation of Cloyelana in rol
lectmg facts ana figures on the tnrte-certc
car-fare movement In Boston the move
ment i being conducted by a citizens com
mittee, among the vice presidents of which
are Dr Edward Hale, Thomas Hlgginson,
Jtobeit T. Paine, r , and .Toiah Quiney.
The movement. In every respect, is being
very effectively and systematically con
ducted. The appeal of Boston to Cleveland ro
strike banns with her In this matter i only
the first step toward a union of all the
great cities of the country in the cause of
lower street ear fares, so that in the end
tbe'movement will become national iu Its
scope and character. From now on Clevo
Iand and Boston will act in close unison in
the work, and a constant correspondence
will be kept up between them.
Thefoimation of a citizens' committee of
the .same character as that in Boston la
FIGHT BEHIND THE SCENES.
Dorotli.v Morton Strikes Violet Lloyd,
Who liecatne Hysterical.
Buffalo, Is. T., May 8. Dorothy Morton,
prima donna of "The Geisha," Dai's
comic opera, says she has resigned. Sir
William Jardiue, Bart., manager of the
company, however, says she was dis
charged. Thursday night, at the end of the first
act, Miss Morton, it is said, entered the
dressings-room of Violet Lloyd, the English
soubrette, and after a wordy altercation,
struck her. Miss Lloyd became hysteri
cal, and was unable to go on in the second
act. Miss Decosta took her place. The
quaTrel was over the applause bestowed
on Miss Lloyd.
Meantime a deputy sheriff was grabbing
the box receipts to the amount of $600
under an attachment secured by Miss
Morton, for back salary.
Carriage Manufacturers Assign.
New Haven, Conn., May 8. Mandeilie
& Co., laige caniage manufacturers here,
have assigned. The head of the firm at
tributes its railure to lo?ses of $10,000
several jears ago through a trusted em
ploye and the later business depression
Heunesxy Given Three Months.
James Henncssy, the all-around profes
sional thief, was yesterday sentenced to
three months in the workhouse. Hennessy
was captured before-he-had been given an
opportunity to do a Job here, but was
convicted under the vagrancy act
Complaints of Workmen on the
About Sixty Men Said to Be at Worlf
Perioruilng Contract Lahor at
This Low Figure.
The fact has. been developed by com
plaints against them that Mr. VT II. Doyle,
of Philadelphia, and thePhiladelphladteam
Heating Company, contractors on the city
postoff Ice building, are employing men at
only $1 a day. Mr. Doyleis the contractor
for the plumbing and gas fitting, and the
men working for him. are not in any sense
The Philadelphia. Steam Heating Com
pany is putting in the steam heating and
ventilating apparatus, and their men, also
employed at $1 a day, arc not skilled
The facts of the case are in the old story
that there were hundreds of applicants for
the work, and the contractors got their
labor for what they chose to pay.
There are wofully large numbers of idle
workmen in the city, who are reduced to the
condition of being obliged to take any
thing tiat comes to them at no matter
It is a fact that In all the construction
of the building up to the present time, th'jse
two forces of men are the first who are
co-npe!lcd to accept such low wages. Tho
lowest previous wages were paid last
summer to two or three gangs of laborers,
who received only $1.20 a day.
The complaint is that such a cut rate
as this ought not to be tolerated on a
Gocrnment building, and that these
contractors sliould not he allowed
to take advantage of the necessities of tho
The statement is made by one of the
slxtj men on the two jobs. He says that
many of them have families, and that home
of them have been reduced by the hard
times from positions paying three and flva
times as much as they now receive.
HEAVr WEIGHT OF SILVER.
New Tork Suhtreannry's Wnllfc Need
to Be Strengthened.
New York, May 8 Subtrcasurer Jordan
h3b found it necessary to ask. Secretary
Gage, at Washington, to strengthen tha
partitions in the silver vault of the sub
treasury in Wall street, which was bulla
to hold So0,000,000, and now contains
$53,000,000 in silver, in bags The silver
weighs 1 ,'00 tons, It Is feared that the
bags may burst at any moment and crush
some of the employes. These vaults have
recently bten strengthened by oaken tim
bers, which holdup thelattlce work. Iron
partitions will have to be substituted.
We Know No Competition.
Business hero is rizht up to ''sale" tension all the
tiiuo. Prices aro always down to "sale" loune. g
We've f stab ished a now era iu tho Jewelry trade. K
and do what they will there's no jeweler in town who V
can sell for cash as low as wo do on credit. d
Next week's particuiar offer :
Ladies' 540 Gold Wa'ca, $30. J
S3 Cash -SI Week. f
A wonderful value 11 karat Solid GoM new stylo W
Exir.i Heavy Hunting Caso Handsomely Carved 4)
antique bow highest grade AValthatn
movement a watch that no one oversold 3rt '
for less than S4 ror wOV A
Any hoiirsr person can buy strictly Hrst-c ass Dia- X
n"mls. Vtche a"il jpwpItv b" on it- n tins W
$10 worth, $1.00 down, 50c. weekly. 4
$15 worth, $1.30 down, 75c. weekly. i
$1!5 worth, 52.50 down, 75c. weekly, r
S50 worth, $5.00 down, S1.00 weeklv. a
$75 worth, S7.50 down, $1.50 weekly.
S10U worth, $10.00 down, $2.00 weekly.
Everything guaranteed. Goods delivered on first payment 4
Transactions strictly confidential. J
GASTELBERG'S NATIONAL JEWELRY GO., t
1003 Pa. Ave Next Star Office, J
J Baltimore House, 108 N. Eutaw st. i
j&a' SZJk. skJaegli&a&3&f &'
-,ir t&? M -rS. '