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THE AIOHNING LXIMES, SUNDAY, MAY 23, 1897.
fHE LAST WEEK
Only Six More Days of the Sale of
the Metzerott Stock of
Pianos and Organs.
AT FACTORY COST EASY PAYMENTS.
:Sevent3'-lvo Piaiios Sold Last
Week Balance Will Go
Great Opportunity for Piano Buyers
Having -'ok', upward of beventy Piauos
fcince our sale open eel last Monday, to
c!ojc out oui piano stock to tliat necoi
Kiry alteration can be made in our ware
rooms, it is certainly conclusive evidence
that never before iu ttie history of. tills
coinniunit hive piano values been slaugh-
tercd a we have slaughtered them during
tbe past week.
We must move every instrument out of
this joom before the 1st, and from now
on to the close of the week no cost, no
prorit shah deter us from making such
pilces and terms that will insure the sale
of the balance of this btock by Friday
or this week.
We K'lve a number of very high-priced
and the highest grade of Cabinet Grand
Piano, on land, In Mahogany, English Oak.
Burch, Walnut, and richly hand-carved
cases; thay retail the world oor for
$450 to $600; you can buy them for
220, $240. $280, to $310.
Terms, $25 cash, $10 per month, and
-will hlap anywhere to reliable parties
Beautiful, brand-new Standard Pianos,
full size and scale, for $127, $137, $16S,
.$172 to $197.
$15 to $25 cash, $7 to $10 per month
Used Upright Pianos, $70 to $110.
$10 cash, $6 per month.
Square Pianos at about your own price
Friday is the last day of the sale. If
you wish 'to avail yourself of this op
portunity to save $150 in the purchase
of a piano it would be well to call early
METZEROTT MUSIC 00.
PROBLEM FOR IE SULTM
llo Must Pacify the Great Army
He Has Mobilized.
REVIEW OF THE SITUATION
The Evcntunl Terms of Pence Will
He Swell as ItusMa and Germnny
See Fit to ImposO Upon tho Sultan.
The Greeks Made Very Poor
London, May 22. There has been abso
lutely no( development in the general East
- cm situation during the past twenty-four
hoursj and none is expected until a fur
ther opportunity is pic.euted for the ex
change of views between the ambassadors
of the powers and the Porte.
The eventual terms of peace will be sucli
as Russia and Germany see fit to impose
upon the Sultan. The influence of Franee
can be exerted, if at all, only through Rus
sia, and that of England will be Ignored,
both at Stamtioul and other capitals
The doubtful feature of the situation
continues to be the attitude of tho Sultan
and rejuvenated Turkey. The grave
difficulty of disbanding the immense
Ottoman army now mobilized, without
treating it even to a taste of Cnristian
blood, is a problem to face which the
Sultan Is 5aid to be at his wits' cud.
It is still urged in his behalf that he is
willing to do the bidding of the powers,
that is. of the Czar, but doubt of his ability
as well as his disposition to comply con
tinues to increase.
It is no longer possible to ignore the
fact that Turkey went on mobilizing an
Immense force long after the defeat of
Greece was assured, if not accomplished,
and no legitimate explanation for this
action is as yet forthcoming.
GHEECE WILL NOT SUBMIT.
important Statement Said to Como
From Jler Foreign Minister.
Paris, May 22 Advices received lieru
today from Athens say that the Greek
'minister for foreign affairs, M. Skouloudis.
In conversation with several of the for
eign envoys at Athens, has declared that
Greece will not pay any indemnity to
Turkey or agree to rectification of the
CLAIMS OF THE SULTAN.
French. Foreign Ministor Explains
the Powers,' Attitude Thereon.
Paris, May 22. In the Chamber of Depu
ties today M. Declagny criticised the gov
ernment for allowing the Turks to crush
the Greeks In the face of the fact that M.
Hanotanx, minister of foreign affairs, had
promised that the concert of the powers
would maintain peace.
M. Hanotaux replied to the criticism of
M. Dcolagny, saying that although the con
cert of the powers had failed to prevent
war between Turkeyand Greece, they would
compel Turkey to abandon her excessive
claims, and grant the reforms which the
powers had demanded. The incident was
thereupon closed without a vote.
TIE VIEW OF THE WAR.
The Turk? nnd a Completo Walk
over Prom tho First.
Loudon, May 22. An American news
paper correspondent who was with the
Turkish army has returned to London.
lie declares that the war was a picayune
affair, so far as losses in killed and
wounded In concerned. He confirms the
. reports of lack of spirit among the Greeks
and says that the Turks had a complete
-walkover. He accuse? the Turks of bung
liug in not capturing the main Greek army,
which, he declares, could have been easily
done, and also In not driving the Greeks
Into Athena lt-eir. He adds, however,
that this bundling was done with an ob
ject It enabled the Turks to continue the
war. wlille all the time Turkey was throw
ing great numbers of re-enforcements into
Thcssaly, with the evident intention of be
ing In a position to dictate terms of peace
without listening to the demands of the
powers. Itis stated that she has now 300,
000 men In Thessaly, and that 200,000
reserves are in readiness to proceed there.
This Is taken to indicate that the Sultan
has' grown tired of being a puppet in the
hands of Europe, and intends to assert him
self against the so-called concert should
It attempt to coerce him into complying
-with Its demands.
Bo long as he is In his present mood
the $6.50 sale
of $10.00, and $12.00
As far into next week as the suits '11 last.
It's the biggest bargain opportunity of the season
and it's a class of goods that you seldom have a chance
to touch under price.
Every suit comes direct from our own factory and
that means the style and making are unbetterable.
We're opposed to sensational advertising and when
we advertise a special sale you can always find the goods
here just as you read of them in the newspapers.
No extra charge for necessary alterations.
Cor. 7th and E Sts, N. W.
NO BRANCH STORE IN WASHINGTON.
he will not give up a single Inch of tho
teiritory he has wrested from Greece. He
is backed up in this attitude not only by
a victorious army, that is eager to fight,
but by his closest advisers,, who urge him
to bid dcflanco to the Christian powers.
Unless these men are gotten rid of and
more pacirlc advisers take their places
Europe will have to confront a problem that
la pregnant with serious possibilities.
Tlie correepotident praises the Turkish
army forcourageandobedlence, but declares
that there in jet much to be told regarding
the manner In which tho Turks treated the
Greek dead and wounded and looted the
towns and villages which they captured.
The denial&thatthere was any pillaging aie
untrue. He relates many ruses of robbery
that came under his own observation, and
says that an attempt was even made to rob
He criticlnca the conduct of the Greek
tioops, who, lie says, were poorly officereO.
He also criticises the conductor the Greek
foreign legion, declaring that they were
vcrj poor soldiers, being mutinous and cot
anxious to fight, but that they did well
enough when they were in actual battle.
To illustrate the feeling of the foreign
legion toward the Greeks a letter from
Ricottl Garibaldi, the commander of the
legiou, to a friend in Rome, says that
the Greeks had no men killed except when
they were running away from the Turks
They never waited for the Turks to getup
with them. In conclusion the writer says:
"Never in my life have I assisted In
such a shameful spectacle as this boltfroln
riiarsnla to Domokos."
Tills view of the courage of the Greeks
is borne out by Slgnor de Felice, the Italian
Socialist member of the Chamber of Depu
ties, who served with them He contemptu
ous y says: "They arc not soldiers, but
ITS SEASON CLOSED.
Tho Deiit-sch-Ainerllinnlseho Clab'a
The Dcutsch-Aiiicrikanische Club closed
its seventh season with an entertainment
at the residence of Miss Xarlfa Hancock
last Tuesday The following program was
rendered: Piano duet, Mrs M. B. Hazard
and Miss Blanche Browning; vocal solo,
Mrs J. J". Costinctt, with violin obligato
by Mr. Edw. A Lovy; recitation. Mrs. S.
J. Moore; baritonesolo, Mr. Frank Rcbstock;
essay on the "Origin of German Litera
ture," Pror. William Von Mumm; song,
Miss Anna Buvman; musical selections, Mr
Morris Walincr; piano solo, Miss Bertha
Buxman Miss Chailotte "White gave an
exhibition of her powers as a mind reader,
which" completely mystified her audience
Mr. B F Schuber followed with a humor
ous reading, and Mr Lovy closed the pro
gram with a violin solo, after which re
freshments were served
Those present were Mr and Mrs. C. "W.
nancock, Mr. nnd Mrs. Hoffliger, Dr. and
Mrs. von Hartleben, Mr and Mrs. Costinett,
Mrs. Hazard, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Seifert, the
Misses Vlrpie and Xarifa Hancock, Misses
Browning, Buxman, Froctor, Plyer, Her
bert, Walon, Whnlgren, Alma, Ottilie, and
Leonora Ebert, Charlotte and Ida "White
nnd .Messrs. Von Mumm, Lovy, Orrison,
Nachman, "White, Brandebury, Hamburger,
"Rebstock, Schubert, "Walmer and Johnson
THE HORSE AS ACROBAT.
Tills One Jumped Clenn Over a Hack
Without "Much Exertion.
A runaway horse produced a sensation
at the hack-stand, Seventh street and
Pennsylvania avenue, yesterday after
noon by performing a sensational jump.
The animal, with harness on, came tearing
down the Avenue on the north side,
crossed Seventh street, and was about to
be held up by the line of backs on the
cast side. The attention of the observers
was fiist attracted to the sensible manner
Jn which the frightened horse changed
his course out of deference to a lady
rolling a baby-carriage, in which was a
Buslnets was not otherwise brisk, and
Mr, Pope, one of the hackmen, was qui
etly smoking a 10-ccnterln the doorway
of his hack. The horse approached him at
a pace that was about to kill. Mr. Tope
made a dash for the Interior, but it was
too late. The animal vaulted Into the air
and landing on top of the hack smashed
tho lamps, turned over the vehicle and
came down, right side up, in the debris
The hack horse did not mu away.
Mr. Augustifcr, the owner of the horse,
eventually came up and claimed the run
away and explained matters to Mr. Pope.
The runaway horse was slightly bruised
on the breast and hind legs, but other
wise was not broken in spirit or body.
Mr. Pope went over safely with his hack.
UMOX VETEHAN LEGION.
Its Program for the Observance
of Decoration Day.
Adjutant O. D. Thatcher, of Encampment
No 28, Union Veteion Legion, has pio
mulgated the following orders:
According to the rules and regulations of
the Union Veteran Legion Memorial Day
occurs on the Sunday preceding the 30tb
of May in each year, therefore, in obedi
ence to this rule and established custom,
appropriate services will be held in the
Metropolitan M. E Church, Four-and-a-half
and C streets northwest, byEiioaiiipmentNo.
23, U. V L., this evening, at 8 o'clock.
In addition to the Impressive services
of the ritual, Rev. Dr. Luther T- Town
send, of Boston, Mass., late of the Sixteenth
New Hampshire Volunteers, will delHtr
an interesting address, entitled, "The
Citizen Soldier of America," followed
by the pastor, Rev. Hugh Johnstou, in a
few brief remarks, principally eulogistic
of tho departed comrades of the encamp
ment Appropriate music wiH be rendered
by the choir and an interesting service
is anticipated. Encampments Nos. 69
and 111, U- V. L., will attend in a body.
Do you Jcnow that you can have the Morn,
ing, Evening and Sunday Times delivered at
yow residence for Jifty cento a month?
PICTURES IN A NEW LIGHT
A Contradictory Report as to the
SAID TO FAYOR FITZSIMMONS
Tho Exhibition Last Night Said
to Support tho Chnmplon'K ClaUii
Thnt There Was No Foul Specta
tor Apparently in Doubt as to
tho Heal Pacts Ju tho Case.
New York, May 22. If Jim Corbctt, as
he has claimed all along, had the advan
tage In his fight at Carson Clty"with Bob
Fitzslmmons, until the Australian dropivcd
him wltb n body blow In the fourteenth
round, the vcrascopc pictures, as seen by
a great crowd at the Academy of Music
tonight, do not show such a condition of
affairs. As Corbett and his friends have
constantly declared, the pictures tell the
truth, and when the big audience iiled out
into the street tonight, after seeing the
reproduction, the general opinion was
that Fitzslmmons proved the better pugilist
and won fairly.
Banlng a slight nickering, and a change
of light now and then, the pictures are re
markably good. The Incidents before, dur
ing, and after the big fight are portrayed
true to life, and give the spectators an
accurate idea of what took placeiu therlng.
The first pictures thrown upon the can
vas show the entrance of Corbctt and Fitz
slmmons, together with their trainers, to
the ring. Corbett's corner Is at the right
baud side of the ring, and every move of
his seconds can be plainly seen. For five
minutes the principals, clothed in long bath
robes, can be seen walking up and down
on opposite sides of the ring.
Fitzslmmons stride is deliberate and ho
carries his arms folded behind his back.
Corbett, on tho other hand, keeps talk
ing, apparently to somebodyover the ropes.
He also appears to be anxious for the fight
to begin. Before the flrotbell sounds, Jim
and Bob wnlk to the front of the verascope
and bow. Both arc smiling good-naturedly.
Fitzslmmons' refusal to shake hands is
plain enough. Then the batUe begins.
To the surprise of the crowd, Fitz
slmmons begins forcing matters, and Cor
bett, for the first three rounds, was seen
to be on the defensive. That Is, he
skipped around the ring, avoiding Bob's
heavy blows and putting in counters on
the Cornisliman's face. It anything, Fitz
slmmons had the better of all of these
rounds, according to the pictures.
The next two were Corliett's but Fltz
simmons showed no sign of distress except
forableedlngllp. Everybody wasanxious
to see thesixth round, for Corbctt has made
many claims that he was deprived of the
verdict by reason of a slow count. The
pictures show Corbett forcing matters and
Fitzslmmons apparently blocking swings
and clinching. In a 6ort of clinch, near
the further side of tho ring, Fita&immons
Is suddenly seen to slip on his knees, his
arms around Corbett's legs.
As SUer begins to count off the seconds
he pushes Corbett away. Fitzslmmons is
far from being groggy, and when he does
stand up he begins to fight back strongly.
During the next three rounds Corbett
appears to be growing Ured. He dropped
his guard repeatedly and is almost con
stantly on the defensive. Fitzslmmons, on
and continues to force matters with per
sistency. The next two rounds showed Fitzslmmons
boring in and Jim tiring.
in the thirteenth, the blood from Fitz
slmmons' lip can be easily seen, aB it la
spreading all over his face, but Bob's
blows are twice as heavy aa the Califom
mn's. It is easy to see that the Cor,ni8h
man Is slowly wearing his opponent out.
"Good-by, Jim," yelled a Fitzslmmons
enthusiast, away up in the gallery, and
the crowd burst out laughing, as the
"Watcli now for that foul blow," was
tho remark heard on all sides because of al
leged pictures which have been published
"There he goes," was the cry, as Fitz
slmmons finally put his terrific left into
the pit of .Tim's stomach. As Corbett began
to sink Bob made another motion to hie
him with his left, but whether he landed
it or not nobody could tell, for tho
pictures did not show it.
"Where's the foul?" shouted the crowd
"Fake," howled many persons, but they
were quickly silenced by the picture of
Corbel t on his bands and knees, his face
horrible with agony. As he crawled al
most helplessly toward the ropes and away
from tho place where his conqueror stood.
Fitzslmmons never moved toward him.
The referee can be seen counting the ex
champion out, andtheuFitzsimmons dances
The commotion in the ring, with Cor
bett in a frenzy, and his attempt to strike
Bob as he is in his corner are shown.
APT YOUNG PUPILS.
Closing: Exercises of the Ruffner
Sohool at St. Asaph's Junction.
The closing exercises of Ruffner School,
No. 2 , at St. Asaph Junction, in Alexandria
county, were held last Friday afternoon.
The nations and friends of the school
filled to overflowing the space reserved
for visitors, and much pleasure in the
program and Interest in the efforts of
the children were manifested. The school
room was beautifully decorated with gar
lands of loses, daisy chains and jardinieres
of rare flowers and ferns. The&o Mid the
crayon work in colors, which formed part; 1
EYES HALF PRICE
The opening of our Optical Department will be a
"boon" to suffering humanity. Expert treatment
half prices cash or credit. What more can be
We have obtained the services of the celebrated New
York specialist, Dr. J?. P. Donahay, graduated scien
tific optician, to take charge of the department.
Equipped with the latest scientific appliances.many of
which are known ouly to such up-to-date practitioners,
he offers you the very best service obtainable.
Eyes Examined Free.
Examinations made by what is known to be the only
perfect method of obtaining absolutely correct results.
A Price Startler
To begin with.
$6 Solid Gold Frame
Eye Glasses, $2.90.
We make a specialty of filling oculists
prescriptions and we want all of you doubt
ers who have an idea we only make the
claim of half price to advertise ourselves to
take your prescription to any optician in
town "and get his price and we'll cut that
price exactly in half.
Shall we win your patronage
For our new undertaking?
Castel berg's Nat'l
1103 Pa. Ave.next to Star office.
Baltimore Office, 103 N. Eutaw Street.
of tho exhibit ot school drawings , made
a brilliant betting Tor tbe happy faces of
The program consisted of the following
selections. Anniversary Ode, by the school;
"When I Am a Man," recited by ten of
the fourth grade pupils; Vacation Song,
by the Fchool;"The Mill," by the primary
class, and showing excellent training for
the little ones; "Softly Falls the Moon
light," a cliSiis; "If T Were a Sunbeam,"
a recltaliou, "Sliding with the song"BeauU
tlful Sunshine;" "Now You May Think,"
recited hy-?Mabter Duncan Pevenll, Just
five year's old, and repeatedly encored;
Gets Cross," recited by Miss Nellie Duncan,
was finely rendered and much appreciated;
"Slumber Song" was a beautiful number
by Mlfs Alice Beall, showing a rarely fine
voice. An address by Ml&s Ida Walker
was followed; by the dialogue, "Memorial
Day," by pupllb, which evinced unusual
talent In recitation and song
The following prizes were awarded:
Medals to iss.es-Mary E, Slater, Hattle
Crane, EttieiRpbert3, Nellie Duncan, Anne
Pevenll, an&tMastcrs George Walker and
Ishmnrl Goings. Books were presented
to Misses Jxene McGolrick, SuiJe Roberts,
Mary McGiatjjbn, Lucie Beall, and Master
Frederick Burrcll. The exercise. Uoscd
with singing of "America" by pupils and
PASSED A BOGUS CUICCK.
Harry Leonard, Colored, Arre.UMl
on a Serious Charge.
Harry Leonard, a well appearing colored
man, about thirty years of age, lost his
Job and attempted to gain a livelihood
by signing fictitious names to checks und
passing them as genuine upon unsuspecting
colored merchants. One of his checks
turned up yesterday at tin- RIggs National
Bank, and Detective Sutton was assigned
to the case, and last night arrested
Leonard and locked hi:u up hi No 1 station.
Leonard is 'a printer, and was formerly
cmplojed on the "Colored American" and
tho "Bee." For seveial wer-ks past he has
been working for William M "Wright, who
hns-n printing office at No. 321 Four-and-a-half
FtrectTiorthwesttand was discharged
a few days ago.
Friday afternoon he entered the store of
Richard E. Hammond, a colored grocer at
No. 1034 Eleventh street northwest, and
presented a check for $18, drawn on the
Riggs National Bank, made payable to
himwlf, and signed by W. I, "Wright & Co.
Hammond did hot have the $18, and Leon
ard f inallyconscntcd to leave the check for
collection, provided the grocer would give
him $3, which he did.
Yesterday morning Hammond presented
tbe check at the bank for payment and
learned that no such firm asW. I. Wright
& Co. had an account at that institution.
Policeman Emmert was called in and es
corted the grocer to the station. He told
a straight story, however, and was re
leased, while Dotectlve Sutton started
out to find Leonard.
When urrested he admitted the offense,
and said that he Intended to write lie
name of his former employer In order to
collect $18, which "Wright owed him as
wages. Ho will be arraigned in court to
surrosED swindler arrested.
"Willlnm Colburn Charged "With Hav
ing Imposed "Upon Merchants.
Detectives Carter and Gallagher last
night arrested William Colburn on the e
rlous chargei xf attempting to swindle
Wlmsatt A-Uhlar, the lumber merchants.
Colburn Came to this city about two weekc
agowitnhis wife and locatcdin Georgetown.
He represented himself to be an agent of
the American Collection Agency of New
Yorkcity-t He visited a number ofthe local
merchants andi endeavored to have them
subscribe to this agency. Among them "was
the firm of Wimsatt & Uhler, and he suc
ceeded in peruadiug them that the agency
was a good thing, and they paid him $15,
which he stated was the subscription fee.
In orderOn.satisfy themselves with re
gard to the .transaction, the merchants
wrote to the agency ih New York. They
replied that Jhey had given no authority
to Colburn to' act for them in this city.
Tho merchants notified police headquar
ters and Colburu's arrest followed
Colburn claims that he Has been doing
work for the New York agency, and that
he had no intention ot swludling anybody.
The detectives think the man may have
taken in other merchants, who will enter
complaint when they learn of his arrest
Fifty Men After a Murderer.
Lexington, Ky.,May 22. There is great
excltementin Monroe county over the mur
der of Deputy Sheriff Tatterson by John
ison Smith. Last night fifty men surround
ed Smith, who was entrenched in a cave,
amed with a rifle und two reolvers.
The murderer made his escape aboutday
brealf and is now being pursued through
tho bills in Jackson county, Teun. He
will be lynchetL'if -caught.
3IISS COXDE LOVES STONE.
But His Salary Would "ot Pay Her
New York. May 22. The announcement
yesterday of the engagement of Miss Mane
Conde, a well-known society girl, to Eu
slgaGeorgeL. P Stone, of the UnitcdStatcs
monitor Puritan, was followed today by
an indignant denial rrom Miss Conde's
parents. Stone has traveled a thorny
path in making love to Mibs Conde, and
finally her parents forbade him to enter
the house. They informed their daughter,
who seined to be wavering between love
and duty, that if she would wait a year
she mlgli'" become engaged to Stone if she
btill cared for him. Stone learned of this
and confronting Mr. Conde, said:
'I know -what the trouble is. I am
poor You want to make a big match for
"Young man," said Mrs. Conde, '-that
Is not so But I know exactly what your
pay is. It is $1,500 a year. Three hun
dred dollars of that goes for your uni
forms and for other expenses In the Navy.
Three hundred dollars more go for your
mother's support "What Is left, young
man, wouldn't pay my daughter's dress
makers' bills, nor tbe half of them."
Ensign Stone, Mrs. Conde said, persisted
In coining to the house, when it -was for
bidden him. He went, aa he said, at all
hours or the night, when everybody -was In
bed. ne obtained such an influence over
one of the male servants that Mrs Conde
had to discharge him. When young Stone
was at the house recently, Mrs Conde told
Mm of having discharged the servant He
drew himself up superciliously, Mrs Conde
said, and said through his clenched teeth.
"Mrs Conde, I am exceedingly sorry that
I have incon enienced your household ar
He was in the house on thatoccasion, Mrs.
Conde explained, to learn just -what things
he should do, namely, thathe should notsee
or communicate with Miss Conde again
Mr. Conde was present. Young Stone said
that it did not make any difference to him;
that he and Miss Conde would be married in
October, and that they would have a big
Mr. Conde said to him:
"Young man, were it not for the great
respect I have for my wife and daughter,
I would kick you straight out of tbe door."
Whereupon the young man drew himseir
up and said:
Mr. Coude.wercit notfor the great respect
in which I hold the ladies, there would
doubtless be trouble between us."
Miss Conde has been ssnt away, and young
Stone is still on duty at the navy yard.
A YOUNG GIRL ELOPES.
Miss Wortinnn, of. Brooklyn, Runs
Away With n Florida Merchant.
Winter Haven, Fla., May 22. Miss "Wort
man, a lively fifteen-year-old girl, of Brook
lyn, visiting here with her sister, Mrs
Savage, eloped yesterday with Henry
Tandy, a merchant of this place.
Miss "Wortman is large for her age and
looks to bo nineteen years old. She and
Tandy -went driving yesterday, and nit
returning at noon, investigation was set
afoot. It was then found that they had
been to Bartow, and there procuring the
license, were married by the county Judge.
They then went to Auburndale, where
Tandy has f liends
The sheriff was telegraphed to arrest
him as the girl was under the age of
consent under the Florida law, but Tandy's
friends heard of it and he took his wife,
to a place of safety and then disappeared.
The sheriff had an all-night's chase after
them, but could not find them. The
pursuit was being kept up today.
The girl's people are greatly grieved
over the affair. It is understood here
that her family in Brooklyn are wealthy
YOUNG KING ARRESTED.
All tho MKhing Money Found on
Tarmington, Maine, May 22. Albert M.
King, the Boston bank messenger who dis
appeared Tuesday with $30,000 of the
bank's money, was arrested here Just be
fore noon today.
King reached here on a train from the
Bangeley. Lake region at 11:15. "When
searched at the jail all the money that
was missing from the bank was round in
packages in King's pockets.
LAND CONDEMNATION LAW.
Austin's Measure for tho Benefit
of New York City Signed.
Albany, N. Y., May 22. Gov. Black has
signed Mr. Austin', bill authorizing the
Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the
city ot New York to acquire land by con
demnation wheneyeritisdeemed necessary
for public purposes.
This is one of the bills which, it was
announced at the executive chamber a
few days ago, had been killed because
the mayors had not returned them within
AT HALF PRICE.
i nnn bike suits
IjUUU AT HALF PRICE.
This sale means nothing but the
latest styles of new Spring Cloth
ing and the best of workmanship.
Take advantage of this great offer
by us. Read below our prices and
See What Half Price Means.
10,000 Men's Suits at One
520 Suits Tor S10.00
512 Suits ror 0.00
S7.50 Suits for 53.7G
S15.00 Suits Tor 57.50
510 00 Suits for 55.00
55 Suits Xor 52.50
SB Pantaloons at 53.00
55 Pantaloons at 52.50
53 Pantaloons at 51. GO
52 Pantaloons at 51.00
51.50 Pantaloons at 75a
51-00 Pantaloons at 50c.
Main Entrance, Cor. 9th and E Sts.
ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING.
Well-Kiuiwn Men of St. Louis Ar
rested on tho St. Puul.
New York, May 22. Two wealthy citi
zens ot St. Louis were arrested by custom
house inspectors as they stepped ort the St.
Paul at iupier this morning, charged with
fmuggling. The Inspectors seized from one
a money belt containing Jewelry aud dia
monds, and fromthe pockets of anotherthey
took a quantity of jewelry and diamonds.
Some valuable lace was also seized, all the
property being estimated at $3,000 in
value When an expert appraisal is made It
is: probable that the value will be still
Ricnard M Scruggs, milllonaiieand phi
lanthropist, or St. Louis, Mo , and E. C.
Langherne, another wealthy lesidentof the
same city, are the prisoners. When the
bteatner docked this morning Mr. Scruggs
handed theinspectors an invoice, which eet
forth that all the dutiable property that he
"I guess it's all right," remarked Mr.
"No, 16 is not all right," replied Inspector
Timothy J. Donohue, who had been whis
pering to Inspector Brown.
"Why, what's the trouble?" asked Mr.
"We will have to search you and your
companion," leplied the inspector.
"Search me!" exclaimed Mr Scruggs, In
Indignation. ,rWhat do you mean?" Do
yco dare to insult me? I am a citizen cr
this country, and you insult me at your
periL You are impertinent, sir."
'I can't help that," replied the in
spector, ''but I will have to search you."
Mr. Scruggs expostulated and threat
ened. It would be an insult of the foulest
kind It would disgrace rim he assured
the inspector that his invoice was cor
rect. "That's all very well; you'll have to
be searched," was the determined reply
to all this. And searched he and his com
panion v. ere.
The search, the Inspectors say, revealed
a bolt about the person ofllr. Langhorne
rilled with diamonds, jcwclryand watches.
In Mr. Scruggs' pockets were found simi
lar articles. T4ie inspectors did not tell
who had the lace.
Both men were taken to the Federal
building o nd arraigned before United S tates
They waived examination and were held
in $2,500 bail Bail was given by Clar
ence V Kip, of No. 443 Broome street, who
is a friend ot Mr Scruggs.
Mr Scruggs' explanation, made through
Mr. Kip, is that In London he bought a
quantity of jewelry for the Sunday-school
teachers of the St Louis Sunday-school
Union, of which he is president He says
he was told in England that he needn't
pay duty on the articles.
WAGES OF IRON WORKERS.
Amalgamated Scale Will Probably
Remain Unchanged This Year.
Detroit, Mich May 22. This morning the
spccialiron wage committee, ot whicbPresl
dent Garland is chairman, presented its re
port at the convention of tbe Amalgamated
Iron and Steel Workers. The report was
very lengthy, and its reading took up most
of the morning session.
The discussion of the report was brief and
only general. It will come up for active
consideration on Monday. Secretary
Madden said this noon that the business to
be taken up on Monday would be the re
vised repoitof the general wage committee.
A prominent member of the Pennsylvania
delegation said today:
"From what! know of the present and
past conditions in iron nnd steel manu
facture and the trade In these products, I
am convinced that the general scale will
be left practically unchanged by this year's
convention. I know that no radical altera
tions have been decided upon."
President Garland received a letter
ftoin Pittsburg this morning, and he now
states that the probable conference be
tween the association and the committee
from the manufacturers will take place
at Youngstown, Ohio The time or meet
ing had not yet been set
McMiillIn Fined $100.
Little Rock, Ark , May 22. In the dr
tult court today Senator McMullin, who
recently attempted to murder Col. J. N
Smith on account of articles published in
the Gazette, of which Smith is the editor,
criticising the senator's course In the
legislature, entered a plea or guilty to an
indictment charging him with aggravated
assault. Senator McMullin was seutenced
to pay a fineot $100 and serve one minute
Shewas ayoungsoclety womanandmost
careful ot the world's opinion, but she
did like a cigarette on the sly, and her
young man friend appreciated this. When
ever he called he was provided with the
best to be had, although he seldom used
them himself, preferring the heavier and
more satisfying cigar.
One evening the two were In the library
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51.50 Suits at 750
1,000 Men's Crash Suits at
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56.00 Suits at 53.00
54.00 Suits at 52.00
53.50 Suits at 51.75
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CUSTARD On Friday. May 21, 1897,
at 2.30 p. nt, 1210 Thirtieth street north
west, EDWARD CLARENCE CUSTARD,
mrant bon or Rose and Dave Custard, aged
We watched and waited by him,
Still hoping he would stay
But an angel gently whispered,
"111 taUe Clarence away "
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and reeling there was little danger or In
terruption the maiden lighted a cigarette
while her companion puffed away on a
good Havana. Suddenly voices were hear
In the hall and the pair realized the awfu.
Tact that the young woman's mother and
the family clergyman and his wife wert
There was little time to think. Th
girl did not want her secret exposed, st
placing the lighted roll of paper and tobacco
on tne table directly in Tront or her malt
friend, she whispered: "Make believe thil
Is yours," and stepped hastily to tht
other end of the room.
Prompt action was necessary and th
young man, feeling sure he was equal t(
the emergency to display his presnece cl
mind, picked up the cigarette and conveyed
Itto his lips just as the two women and thl
minister entered the room
He felt a sense of pride In his shrewd
ness, but it was soon ended.
One slight detail had been overlooked.
In his mouth was the cigar completely
forgotten until his hand with the lighted
cigarette touched i t, and. or course, all eyes
wereon him at the critical moment.
Despite profuse explanations the reason
for one man's etrorts to smoke a cigarette
and a cigar at the same time is still not
clear to the divine and his wire.
"Brother Jim has the bicycle face, Joe
has the bicycle back, and sister Sue hai
the bicycle leg."
"Any other bicycle ailments In your
book, and it's badly punctured." Truth.
An Original Argument.
"Tbe rooms are rather small," said tho
prospective summer boarder.
"The advantage of that, said the hotel
keeper, complacently, "is that not so much
rresh air is required to keep them cooL"
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