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THE MOKiNJUNCr TIMES, TPTURSDAT, d mSTE 24, 18'i'.
liAMED BY THE PRESIDENT
. 'amber of Ghoice Places Filled
ly Mr. McKinley.
DISTRICT 3IEN TO BE CONSULS
Walter .T. Hoffman Gees to Mnnn
lielm ucd Young; 31 r. Warner to
Lelpsie Treunury aud Interior
Department Nominations Batch
The President jc-tcrday sent to the
Senate the following nominations:
State Thomas G. Dawson, of lawn, to
be secretary or the legation of the United
States at Rio de Janriro.
To be consuls of the United States
"Walter J. Hoffman, of District of Colum
bia, at Mannheim. Germany.
Brainard II. Warner, jr., of Maryland,
at Lcif'c, Germany.
AUic.t, . o.vatm, or Iowa, at Montevideo,
Edward II. Thompson, of Massachusetts
at Progrco, Mexico.
Treasurj Edward McKitteiick, of Iowa,
to be deputy auditor lor the Treasury
Postmast-cre Joseph W. Dale, Mitchell,
lud.; Henry A. Pease, Edgartowu, Mass;
Moses Emery, Caledonia, Minn.; Charles L.
Porter, Fiattsburg, Mo.; James W. Mills,
Vcrsadle.-, Mo.; Thomas L. Dunham, Les
tershlre, N. Y.; James F Wray, Relds
ville. V. C: John It. Wolfe, Shelby, Ohio.
Victor N. Wilson, Brittou, S. D.; Edward
Blaucl.ard, Sau Angelo, Tex.; Fred Read,
Newjsort News. Va.
Interior Charles Kingston, of Wyoming,
to be register of the land office, and
Frank M. Foote, of Wyomiug, to be
receiver of public moneys at Evauston,
Dr. Walter J. Hoffman is well known
among scientific people in Washington and
quite considerably throughout this country
and in Ger.uany. He is forty-eight years
old. and has resided in. Washington for the
last twenty years.. He is a graduate of
medicine front Jefferson College. He lias
teen service in ids pioresston as surgeosi
In the Anny and as surgeon iu the Ger
man army His services In the German
army brought him eoiifidei able distinction
and many friends.
For the last twenty years I)r Hoff
inan has been pursuing a line of scien
tific work at the Smith-onlan Institution
He was for many years, assistant of the
Bureau of Ethnology. He Ins wiitten
several important works ion ethnology and
oilier kindred subject, anil is regarded
as an authority. He is a fluent German
Dr. Hoffman is a warm personal friend
of Prof. Powell. It was through ids in
fluence and that of other scientific peo
ple that he received hi.sappointmput, which
Is not ia any sense a iolitlcal one.
It is said that the appointment f Dr.
Hoffman will l.e leceived with great favor
lit German), where I12 is well known and
much liked. He will pro! ably leave for
M post wi'hln Uie month, taking his
family with him.
Mr Brainard H Warner, jr., is a yoing
man, and 1 puncipally fcrown fo far in
his career as the son of his father, Mr.
B. n. Warner, sr. He is very murh like
his father' in personality possessing the
s-ame geniality of temperament and the
same business ability. He '. twenty live
years of age, ha a good education and
knows something of German. It is said
that -his appointment was obtained for
linn through the personal efforts of his
TROUBLES OF A TEACHER
Miss Pitts Retires From the Central
A Difference of Opinion TVitli Frim
einnl Jlunlie.s the Cause Ques.-
.iou of Authority.
Miss Eva Maria Pitts, wlto has been
for twelve years a teacher in the Central
High School, has been dropped ironi the
oils i? a teacher for lefusing to obey
lie instructions of Mr. Percy. Ilughes,
Hie principal of the school.
Tne alleged act of refusing to follow
Instructions oivurred about a week ago,
and wis not made public until yesterday,
when the news of the affair caused quite
a sensation In pedagogic circles. Miss
Pitts called her pupils together last
vening in study hall No. 2 to take leave
of them on the closiug of the school year,
and in eo doing incidentally referred to
the affair ror the rirst time. She is
greatly esteemed by her pupils and when
her story was related the young ladies
composing her cla-s were deeply moved
The incident which caused her dismissal
Is said to have been the result of a dif
ference of.cpinionovera matterof discipline
and forms rather an interesting story.
II. B. Farrow, a rourth-year scholar,
It Is stated, was refused permission by
Miss Pitts to leave the room on a small
matter last Wednesday. However, he
walked out of the room and was reported
by the teacher to the principal, with the
request that the disobedient pupil be mado
to como to the matinee, or else be ex
pelled from the school. The principal, Mr.
Hughes, thought that the punishment was
too severe, and said that he thought It
was not fair to make him lose four years
of hard study for a trivial breach of po
liteness. Hub Titts resented, it Is stated, what
the principal had to say, and lert The
etudy. She then wiotc to Mr. Hughes,
telling him that she would not enter
ier study again until her powers were
made clear to her. Mr Hughes ordered
her to take charge of her class, and she
refused. Another teacher was detailed to
fill her place, and the affair was re
ported to Dr. F. It. Lane
The high and normal schools committee
of the school board met at the Franklin
School on Thursday and considered Miss
PlttB' refusal to teach, when she had
been employed to do eo, as a resigna
tion, and accepted It at once. Her place
will be filled at the next meeting of
the board or school trustees, wlien a re
port of the occurrence will be made.
! Special Notice ! f
3S5, AJ$B NOW SELLING OUR
BEST SPUING AND SUMMER f
I "EVIOTS, SERGES, AND FANCY f
S4 SCOTCH SUITINGS AT REDUCED T
PRICES-FROM S35 UPWARDS.
FINE IMPORTED TROUSERINGS X
FROM $9 UP. uoijuuo i
M. F. SELTZ,
J 1333 r Street N. W. J
that formerly sold for $12,
$13.50 and $15 and offer
3'ou your Choice for $7.50.
There's too many that's
the only thing- the matter
You'll find plenty of cool
serges nobby Scotch chev
iots and neat gray effects
in the lot and rou can see
at a glance that they're real
512, $13.50 and $15 gar
ments. About a hundred cutaway
suits are also included
some of which formerly sold
for more than twice $7.50.
Corner ylh and E Sts. N. W,
No Branch Store Ju Wusliington.
LAWYER DICK SMITH DEAD
Popular Attorney Dies of Apoplexy
ill His ISalli.
He. "Was 54 Years of Aj;e and Mueli
Ksteomed by Hencli und Bar.
Dlotriet Courts Adjourn.
Much sorrow was expressed In Ihc D'ts
trlct courts over the sudden death of
lawyer Richard Smith "Dick" -Smith,
as he was known to his friends who
died or apoplexy at his late lesideucJ,
No. 1727 II stieet northwest, eaily yes
terday morning, in the fifty-fouitli year
of his age.
All the courts were adjourned in his
honor, aud nnnngements have been made
U. call a iiieel'ng of the Lar associati-.u,
in which suitable action will be taken.
In equity tomt No. 1, Mr. Ret Perry
announced the death of Mr. Sm.th, and
after eulogizing hint as cue of the Lest
beloved n.embeis or l he lur, moved Uiat
the eouit adjourn in icsj-ict to hib mem
ory. Judge Cox Joined In the piaiso f
the dereawd attorney, aud said that le
gladly granted the motion.
In equity court No. 2 F. II. Mackey
made a similar motion, which was granted
by Judge Iiagner. District Attorney
Davis announced the sad news in criminal
court Vo 2 to Judge Bradley, who ordered
the adjournment, uod the same actrn
was takin in circuit courts Xos. 1 and 2.
Mr. Smith's death was, on the whole,
unexpected, for although he had been
in ill-health for a mouth past, it was
thought that his aliment was only a slight
one, and no serious consequences were
Til' attack seized hint while lie was
in the bath yesterday morning, where,
after being missed for soim? time, he wis
discovered dead by a member of his family.
Jle was the son of the late John A.
Smith, for a number of years clerk of the
district c.inrt, and was a cousin of Judge
Waiter 8. Co. He was u native jf
Washington, having been born here in
18 13. Mr Smith had, to a great ex
tent, retired from active practice, having
nuutssed u competency in his young-r
y-ars, and loved to meet his fellow lawyers
rather upon social occasions than in the
court room. He was oue of the original
members of the Metropolitan Club, presi
dent oi the Fatuxent Club, and founder of
the Lawyers' Club.
He was unmarried and Is survived by
LAHOK'S CUBAN 3IKETIXG.
Arrangement i'nking for n Monster
Demonstration on July 4.
Tnc forces of orgauized labor in the
District are enthusiastic for Cuba libre
and are moving together to make the
mass meeting to be held on July -i a pro
The committee appointed by District
Asocmbly No.GG, K. of L.; the Central Labor
Union, local Federation of Labor, and the
Building Trades Council to arrange for
the meeting met last evening at Typo
graphical Temple to discuss the details
and arrange a program.
Mr. Millord Spoil n presided, and besides
the delegates accredited to the central
iodic- mentioned alove there were repre
sentatives piesent from several of the
local labor unions.
The i-elction of a suitable place for hold
ing the meeting is the only matter which
Is now giving the committee any concern
It is generally believed that it -will l
the largest and also the most enthusiastic
gathering evei assembled in Washington,
and. from the interest manifested on all
sides and by all classes of people, the com
mittee ia of the opinion that no hall in the
city will be large enough to accommodate
the crowd For this reason it has prac
tically been decided that an open-air meet
ing will be held, provided a suitable place
can be scared.
Under these circumstance a subcom
mittee has been appointed to secure the
use of some one of the large parks for
the purpose. Other special committees
were appointed to arrange a program and
provide speakers for the occasion.
It is understood that Senator Tillman
was Invited to speak, but having to fill
an engagement In Ohio on that day, was
compelled to decline.
JFKLL FIIOJI A CHERK1" T1U3E.
Severe Aeeldent to Manager Ma renn
of the "Western Union.
Mr. Mareno, manager of the local West
em Union Telegraph Company, is suffer
ing at his home, by reason of a fall out
of a cherry tree on Sunday. It is expected,
however, that he will be out In a few
Mr. Marean climbed into the cherry
tree on Sunday to gather cherries. He
was about fifteen feet from the ground
when befell, and was painf ulyinjured.
The Sunday-school or the "Firth Baptist
Church wiU occupy the grounds at Mar
shall IlaU today. Thff committee or the
school, composed of Messrs. Lev. Handy,
Walter Carter, William Waple, C, a James
and Ralph Bailey, have made all the plana
for the entertainment of the crowds that
wiU go down. An exceedingly enjoyable
program has been planned, and a pleas
ant day Is assured to an Who may par
ticipate, tqc uver uem nas been char
tered, aad tearei 9:36 . m. ant 53
BURGLARS GOT NO BOOTY
Electric Alarm Frightens Cracks
men From the Swan Mansion.
Their Carefully 1-nid Thins to Joot
the Handsome Residence He-
truyed by Concealed Wires.
Professional thieved made an attempt to
lob .the handsome Swan mansion at No
1415 1 street northwest, last Monday
night, aud though they succeeded in
gaining an entrance to the residence,
were frightened away by the electiic
burglar alarm hemic they had an oppor
tunity to carry orf any valuables.
It was about 1 1 oVlock when the burglar
alarm nt the Electric Fire Alaim Com
pany's office, No 1428 F street, warned
the night operators and messengers that
somthi:ig was wrong at No. 1 41 5 1 street.
It was known that there was no vie occu
pying the residence during the s.immer,
and instantly feveral messenger boys were
dispatched to inform the police Police
men Barry and Glover ha-,ttly diove to the
place aud made an examination of the
premised Everything was round intact
until the entrance to tiie basement was
reached Here it was discovered that
the lock on the door hud been carefully
picked and the moment the door wan
opened the alarm had gone ofT. The
thieves were exjtert enough in their busi
ness to discover that the door was wired,
though the sound of the alarm was not to
be heard, and at once beat a hasty retreat.
The plot to 10b the mansion, however,
had been skillfully formed, and but for
the alarm the burglars would have been
able to have carried off thousands of
dollars' worth of booty. It had evi
dently lieen airauged to enter the mansion
at a time when the thieves knew that
tlu two officeiM oa the beat would neces
sarily be at the Lafayette Square Opera
House as the ciowds were coming out of
the theater. Then they would during the
next hour have gone through the roidence.
secured their plunder and escaped un
molested at midnight when the police were
makiag their shifts.
The policemen made a thoiough search
of the house, from c -liar to garret but were
unable to find any fuither trace of the
robbers, and as nothing had been dis
tuibed It was supposed that they had
taken a hastj departure. The occupants
of-thc house left several weeks ago for
Europe to spend the summer, but before
going the lesidiMicc was thoroughly wired,
so that the slightest molestation of uny of
the doors or windows, or even the heavy
Pieces of furniture on the inside would at
once sound the alarm.
The man'-ion stands on the corner of an
alley directly acloss fiom the Mexican
legation, and is onccof the largest and
handmu'St in the block. Its furnishings
are valued at upward of $."0,000. much or
which is ia valuable bric-a-brac and costly
va!ca, which could easily have been car
ried off The basement entrance is. hid
den beneath the broad stone steps, so
'that it would not be easy to see anyone
either going into or coming out of the
A bout three years ago thesamc residence
was entered in much the same manner
while the o'.cupants were away, and three
mon were found by the jiolicu secreted In
a cloet on one of the upper floors. Then,
n in Mil's case, the burglar alarm gave the
CLKVEH PITPILS lMtOMOTJED.
Ll.t of Scholar Who TT111 Enter
the High School.
The following pupils have been certified
for admlwion to the Washington Higti
School from the scnools named:
Sumner Kathleen Ambler, BeatTice S.
Catlett, IHanctc C Cook, JeMe W. Dyson,
Ida E. Freeman, Mlunle E Harris, Louise
A. Lancaster, Ada Mathews, Nellie D.
Richards Minnie II. Smith, Annie E. Tyson,
Marie H Wade, Minnie Wallace, Addle E.
Whitfield, Clayton Bannister, -Ralph E.
Brent, Edward C. Buchnuan, John A.
Clarke, Milton A- Trancls, Howard L
Johnson, Ralph R. Lewis, Frederick A
Morton, Roscoe C. Orme, Frederick A
Taj lor, George A. Younger.
Stevens Margaretta Bowles, Ida Estelle
Brooks, Bessie Butler, Nannie Clarkston
Chandler, Maud Gcoeva Daniels, Grace
Harris, Estelle Harrod, Arhella Beatrice
Johnson, Alberta Letcher, Llllie Naylor,
Fannie Pnjne, Marietta Price, Llda
Weaver, John Henry Berry, Charles Harris,
Christopher Pitts, James Thomas.
Briggs Battle Blackwell, Julia Davldge,
Cartle Davis, Ida Henry, Aramenta Jolly,
"Vivian Myers, Carrie Price, Minnie Price,
Llllie Reed, Katie Seaton, Emma Tibbs,
Hattie Williams, James Arner, Rutherford
Bcirymr.n, Iese Brown, Reuben Claytcn,
Arthur Frazier, Roscoe Gray, Samuel Mat
tingly, Joseph Owens, Ernest Payne, Enoch
Smith, Arthur Turner.
Garrison Grace Conn, Mary Lavinia Fear
ing, Cra Cecilia Gillem,Mnry Anna Green,
Caroline Rebecca Howard, Frances Bell Lee,
Olkla McElroy, Mamie Flossie McGiven,
Flossie Louise Thompson, Mary Elizabeth
White, MaryAltona Wright.Joscph Booker,
Byron Thcus Ohisolm, John Wesley Crom
well, Clarence Osceola Lewls.llenry Arthur
John F. CookCarrie TJean, Anna Brown,
Mabel Brent, Alice Green, Lula Green,
Nettle Lioyd,Flo""ieMumford, Susie Roane,
Beatrice RIchnrdoii, Ethel Richardson,
Laura Smith, Lizzie Scott,5crtrudeYorke,
Oliver Burrlss, Itadrord Davis, William
Diggs-, Darnley nawkesworth, Walter Hay
ley, Wrnlcr Johuxm, Ecnjamin Lancaster,
Garret Gertrude E.Banks,TCalieD Crum
mcr, Cicely J. Digg, DaWy M. Daily, Emily
L. Goines, Lydia B. Galloway, Edith M.
Hall, Minnie A. Hall, Blanche L. Jordan,
Edith V. King, Mary W. Keating, Emily B.
Lewis. Mamie M. Onlcy, Mabel B. Raltloy,
Cora. Hi Scott, George E. Sherfey, Leila O.
Shcrrcj, Liz-ie M. Thomas, Ella M. White,
William" H. Canoll, John Curtis, Tames N.
Europe, Harry A. Goodrich, George T.
Jones, Mtjlvils,- Jordan, Robert L. Mitchell,
Charles H Phenrson, Frank A L Thurstoir,
Willlnrii C. Wright, Alon7o Ware.
Ban neker Maud Adams, Cora Ashton,
Jenuic Buckner, Hdene Cooper, Estelle
Fotd, Blanche Johnson, Eeatrice Martin,
Cora Norman, Frederick Curtis, Henry
Fox, John J. Jackson, Daniel Moore,
John F. Rot. Benjamin Young.
Logan Mell Brook, Eva Carter, nattie
Dandridge, Ella Diggs, Roberta Edwards,
May Fletcher, Delia Harris, Lilian Johns
ton, Janle Johnson, Ida Jenkins, "Ele
nora Jancy, Estelle Saunders, Julia Yes
sells, James ItoJlcy, John Hrown, William
Speaks, Charles Wright.
Bell Sarah Barbour, Ida Gibson, Alice
Howard, Selena Johnson, Eva Lucas, Caro
line Redmon, Mary Scott, Odean Snowden,
Bessie Williams, Alice Wiison, Ernest Jar
vis, William Lemmons, Ernest Lewis, Mnl
chiah Lucas, Nathaniel Magrndcr, Albert
Matthews, Richard Washington, Frederic;
White, Henry Winter, Lubin Webster.
Randall-Luella Brilw Mattie Blagmon,
Elizabeth Bowie,. Susie Buckner, Alexina
Cooper. Edith Johnson, Margaret Monroe,
Blanche McDonald, Essie Rois, Grace Scott.
Anna Soott, Jnlia Smith, Maggie Thomas,
Alice Washington, Mary Wiggins, Julia Wil
liams. John Chew, Nathaniel Sydnor, Wil
Lincoln Margaret "Davis, Eifeabeth Dod
son, Coralle Jones, Adelaido Johnson, Lula
Key, Mary Scott, JTettle Webster, Mary
Wells, WiUlam Adams, Edward Clifford,
Jowyto Canoll, Eugene I'cbbies, "Walter
Some Reasons Wliy
Every One Mny Place lin
pliclt Confidence In, nnd
X'col Safe In Consulting: . .
14H Penna. Ave. Aoj. Yillara'j Hotel.
JJCCAUSE h,e has an established practice
in iiiiir city, lie ntu, a'lct-oiu oi over ine
years unquestioned aud phenomenal suc
cess in Washington.
UEUAUBr, ins work Is professional, clean,
honest, respectable, skinful, and success
Tui. He nas earlled lor mm-wir a pro
fessional and business reputation wnich
lie couiu not arToru to compioimso by treat
ing auy one uuiairly or by raliuie to
fulfill all promise.
I5EOAU&E all patients are honestly and
conscientiously? udv.lsed regaruing their
casu rrom tne stare lus work and
methods are honorable, scientific, and
absolutely rreefrroiu deception.
Mr. C. S. RUSSELL, a
clerk in oue of the largest
bltoe scores in me cny,
and' who resides at Jtos
f .spreet, gives an almost
e."l have been," said Mr.
Kuweit, to the writer, 'af
flicted with constipation,
dyspepsia, and nervous de
bility for several years,
irunlliling on the Ughiest
excitement, and suffering
grent mental and physical agony. What
I ate depressed me; In fact, it Just laid
in my stomach aud rotted My bowels
never moved without artificial aid, and
this, you can imagine, was -very annoyiug.
After consulting several physicians with
out receiving auy benefit, 1 was induced
to go to Dr. Walker by a friend whom
I knew fie cured. Now, after thiee weeks
treatment, my stomach and bowels liuvo
entirely regained their foimer strength,
and the nervousnets and trembling, which
almost incapacitated me rrom my work,
has completely censed."
$5.00 A iOPITH
Is the highest Tee charged medicines
Daily office liours, 10 to G; Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, till
8 p. in.; Sunday, 10 to 12.
4Wr CONSULTATION .FREE. -a
NORMAL SCHOOL QUESTION
TJie Trustees Como to a Vote Upon
After Considerable Debute Decide
to Continue It in the Franklin
After a short but animated discussion
the board of public school trustees, at a
meeting held jesterday afternoon, decided
that the high and normal school for
teachers shall remain in the Franklin
The trustees present were: Chairman
Whelplcy, Mrs. Stowell, Drs Ha7en,Witmer,
and Sliadd, and Me.vsrs Barnard, Hurries,
Wilson, Cornish, and Senntor Bruce.
When the matter was reached jesterday
Mr. Wilson, chairman, submitted a report
recommending that tne Normal Training
School for teachers be located in the
Franklin building. Later, however, Mr.
Wilson stated Hint he hnd opposed the
proposition ia the committee meeting and
would be constrained to do so again wien
the matter came to a -vote before the
board of trustees.
Mr. Wilou explained his position by
stating he woi? finply convinced that the
Henry building wan .much lietter suited
for thcpurpuM that the Franklin building.
Major JlarrJes moved to amend the re
port of Chairman Wllfon by guhstltufng
the "Henry Xor the Franklin build'ng."
Mr. Harries supported his amendment
in i splendid speech, claiming that if the
manual training school was moved to the
Henry biiildhujit would be at- much under
the pergonal fupervision and msr-ect'onof
the superintendent as now.
Superintendent Powell having been called
on gave his views on the matter. He de
voted most o(f his. remarks to the argu
ments advanced by Major Harries, and
concluded by saying ttiat since the matter
of consolidating the schools was first men
tioned he hnilnevet auade even "a shadow
of an effort';, to bring the school to the
Franklin building, and would be satisfied
with whatever disposition the board saw
fit to make of the matter.
Other members of the board in turu
gave their opinions pn the subject before
a vote "was taken.
A. vote on the amendment to the commit
tee report offered by Major Harries was
then called for and resulted ayes 4- nays
G. divided as follows: Nays, Uamard,
Drs. Hazen and Shadd, Mrs; Stowell, Mr.
Comlsh and Mr. Bruce; ayes, Messrs.
Harries, Wilson, Whelpley and Dr. Hazen.
Before the vote was announced Major
Harries requested that his vote be record
ed In the negative. The vote on the re
port of the committee on high .and normal
training schools was exactly the reverse
orthattakenon the amendmentand again
Mr. Harriesasked thatnls votebe changed
and this time be recorded in the affirma
tive. Mr. Barnard then made a double
motion, to reconsider the whole matter and
then to lay on the table. This was amend
ed by Major Harries with a motion to post
pone on accountot the absence of a mem
ber of the board, Mr. Terrell, who is at
present in New York. The amendment
was lost, the vote standing 5 to 5. Mr.
Barnard's motion was then carried by a
vote ot to 4, the vote being the same
as on the original motion to locate the
school in the Franklin Building.
On motion of Mr. Barnard a third-class
teachers' certificate was granted to Miss
A YOUTHFUL TIORSK TDIIEF.
Charley Fisher Intended to Become
n Huckster in Baltimore.
Detective Gallagher returned from Bal
timore last night having in custody the
youngest horse thief oa recoul In this
section. He is Charley Fisher, a, twelve
year old colored boy.
Last Monday Charley was about the
""enter Market nd espied a gray horse
minus one eye attached to an open car
riage, the property of Thomas Delaney,
of No. 78 1 street .southwest. Watching
his opportunity, the young horse thler
Jumped into the vehicle when no one
was looking and drove to Baltimore.
Tne police were advised of the matter
and Tuesday art;rnoon Charley was found
proudly driving Lis stolen steed through
the streets of Baltimore. When taken to
the station he admitted the theft, and
said the wanted the horse to peddle vege
tables with and intended to go Into the
huckster business in that city.
Marshal Frey informed Inspector Holtin
berger by telegram, and Detective Galla
gher was sent to bring the boy here for
Saturday nnd. Snndity Excursions
to ttoe Country.
The E & O. R- R, has placed on sale
reduced rate excursion tickets, to be told
every Saturday and Sunday during the
summer Reason, 'valid for return until fol
lowing Monday.fromWashington to point
on the TVashingtotf Branch as far as
Annapolis Junction and pciutson the "Met
ropolitan Branch and main line aa far
as Frederick tmd Chailestown,TV. To.
my25-tu,th till au;31
HEWS FROM ALbXaKiJiiiii
John Purcell Killed by a Train on
the Baltimore anil Ohio.
"Wilkiusori-SiiellinKH Marrlnse Clos-
inK J:erelseb of the Lee and
Alexandria, June 23. A telegram re
ceived here tonight; by Ins family an
nounced that Mr. John Purcc-ll, of this
city, was killed about D o'clock this even
ing by a train on the Baltimore and Oli'o
Railroa'l near Staunton, Va. Mr. Purcell
bad Iil'Ii under medical treatment at the
State Institute at Staunton for some time.
Recently ills condition had so far im
proved tljat he was allowed to go alone
to Staunton, and It is thought that he was
on one of these visits at the time of the
fatal accident. The deceased w.ia forty
years of age and had many friends and
acquaintance, who will i egret to 'oa-n
of his uutimely death. The body will be
brought to this city tomorrow Tor inter
ment. Mr. Milton Snellings and Mrs. Alice
Wilkinson weie married tonight at the
parsonage of the Baptist church by the
pastor, Rov. J. II. Butler.. The ceremony
was witnessed by a number of the f ilends
of the bride and groom.
Mr. Aleck White is seiiously ill at his
home, corner or King and West streets.
The funcial or Mr. William N. Berkley
took place this afternoon fiom his late
home, on Prlnee street. Tiie service were
conducted by Rev. L. J. McDougal, of
Trinity M. J-. Church, assisted by Rev.
J. T. Williu:ns,of the M. E- Church South.
The pallbearers were Messrs. George Bry
an, E. S. Leadbeater, Thomas Perry, W.
B. Smoot, 3, F. Dyson and William B.
Phillips. The funeral was largely at
tended. Among those present from a dis
tance were Mrs. Laura Bowie, of Balti
more, ind Di. W.N. Berkley, of Washing
ton. The cloning exercises of Lee Scliool for
Girls Took place .at Peabody building today.
After an address by Supt. Kemper, the
scholars rendered la an excellent manner
a weli-arianged program. Miss Annie M.
English was awarded i lie Came memorial
medal, md the superintendent's medal
was presented to Miss Angic M. Nicolf
The f upermtendent was presented by the
fdiolars with a handsome painting, the
work of Miss Angelo, one of the pupils.
The Flag Song, sung by the little girls,
was composed by the late Miss Price, who
for twenty yrurs was teacher of the pri
oiary gr?de or Lee School.
Mr. E J- Alexander has succeeded Mr
J. M. Kell in the commission business.
The UoMng exeiciscs of the EpihCopal
High School were held this evening.
Pri7es were a warded as follows: For read
ing at sight, second prize, E. R. Jones,
of Altiemarie; first prize, J. W. Price
of Albemarle. For leading, second prize,
W. W Yen. of Shanghai, China, first prize,
R. A. Walker, of Staunton. For declama
tion, second prize, W. L. Kinsolving, of
Halifax, first prize, R. A. Walker, of
Staunton. For scholarship. Whittle prize,
F. Snowden, of Alexandria; Johns prize,
C. II. Coke and F. A. Coke, of M'ssis
sippU P. rieet. of .Ashland; B. C. Hodg
man, of West Yiiginia; W. C. Worthing
ton, of Fairfax, and W. O W. Yen, or
Shanghai Meade prize, E. B. Jones, of
Albemarle, and S. Worthington, of Fair
fax. Medals were awarded as follows:
Taliaferro prl2 medals for Improvement
in penmanship, second, to H. B. M. Wal
kins, of Halirax; first, to B. 0. Hojg
man, or Wet Virginia; Wilson prize medal
for ecellenoe in English composition, to
W C. W. Yen, of Shanghai. Hoxton me
morial prize medal for excellence in
mathematics, to F. A. Coke, of Mississippi.
Bibb prize medal for excellence in Shakes
peare, to E R. Jones,, of Albemailc.
Liggett Junior prize medal for excellence
in general scholarship, to C. II. Cocke, of
An interesting sevdon of the alumni of
the Theological Seminary Avas held today
The congratulations of the alumni wer"
extended to Bishop Yt'hittle, who lias re
tained the firtieth year of his ordination
to the ministry.
Addresses were delivered by Rev. A A.
Morple. a graduate of fifty-one years ago,
and the Rev. Dr. Bollin, of New Fork, a
graduate in the same class with BNhop
Whipple. Rev. Mr. TIlHnglmst, of South
Carolina, and Rev. Dr. McKim, also ad
dressed the session
Rev U. A. Goodwin, of St. John'sChureh,
Richmond, Tcad an essay on "The Teach
ing of the Seminary as Based on tbe Word
The reports of ministers deceased was
Tead by Rev. K- J. Hammond, of Wilming
The annual dinner of the alumni took
place this afternoon.
JEAT.OTJS TROVER'S BEVJ3NGE.
Henrietta Veat, n Colored "Woman,
Shot by "Lemuel Dlgps.
Maddened by Jealousy and drink, Lem
uel Diggs, colored, attempted to mur
der his former sweetheart, Henrietta West,
upon tho public highway near Benning
late Tuesday night.
Diggs formerly paid the woman con
siderable attention, but recently, owing
to bis vicious habits, she cast nim aside
and bestowed her affections upon an
other colored man, Will Jackson.
Tuesday night "Henrietta attended the
closing exercises of the public school near
Benning, In company with her sister, and
Jackson. A'sf the trio were going home
Diggs suddenly sprang upon them from
ambush and shot at the woman. The
ubllet entered her neck and inflicted a
dangerous wound. As soon as he bad
fired the shot Diggs disappeared, running
in the direction of the woods, and up to
a late hour last night had not been cap
tured. The "woman Tvas picked up and
carried to the home of Frederick Brooks, In
Benning, where Dr. Savage treated her
Her condition is serious.
Transfer Agent KenerlyDead.
William C. Kencrly, for twenty years
transfer agent at the Seventh street and
Pennsylvania avenue station, died yes
terday at his resIflcnce.TCo. 1214 Four-and-a-half
street southwest, after a short ill
ness, of appendicitis. Mr- Kencrly, who
was fifty-three years of age, was well
known to the patron of the street car
lines, and his familiar face will be missed
by many friends. "He was at one time a
conductor on the Avenue line. He leaves
a Tvidow and seven children.
Policeman Itodgers Funeral Today.
The funeral of Policeman Jeffcrsem D.
Rodgers, who died ilonday evening, will
take place at 2 o'clock tills afternoon from
nis late residence, No. 951 E street south
west. The services will, be in charger De
Molay Mounted Commandery, Ivnight:
Templar, and other Masonic bodies. Lieut.
Vernon will also detail a squad of officers
to attend the obsequies. Interment will be
In Congressional Cemetery.
Reduced Rates on Account of Inter-
Colleglato "Boat Races via Tenn-
For this occasion, excursion tickets win
bo sold to Highland, Pboghkecpsle Course,
June 22 to 25, good to return until June
20, at one fnrc.for the round trip. Tiokets
good to July 3 will be sold June 22 to 28
at fare and one-thiid lor the Tound trip-
Je20 a.m.2 0,22,23,24,26 4)3ru2122;
are naturally making us very busy waiting ou custom
ers, but if you come early in the day we can give you
, ITEMS IN Tim SALE OF GODFREY, 2100RE & CO 'S STOCK:
Men's Suits. in Imported Worsted,
Cassimercs and Cheviots, all new,
fresh spnng gooos, not a suit iu
tho lot worth les than S15, and
some are good value at 20.
Your choice while they j .
last 35. -
Men's Business Sack Suits, in all
the popularshaoe3 and plaids, checss
and neat effect, excellently made
and perfect fitting. You would pay
S10 and 12 elsewhere. .
Y'our "unreserved choice., 8.it
Men's Crash Suits, all sizes, the
same as you woulu pay
elsewhere $l and 55....
One lot of Men'sSummer
Coats, Tor office use
Fine Blue Serge Coats..
Continental Clothing House,
Eleventh and F Streets.
NOTICE There will be a meeting of the
members or the isar of the District of ,
Columbia in the eld Circuit Court Room,
at the City Hall, on THURSDAY, JUNE .
24, at three (3) o'clock p. m., ror np- I
proprtate action upon the death or tue
late Richard Smith, esq. Prompt attend- ,
iince Is requested. HENRY . DAVIS,
President liar As-ociaUon. WM. MLYER
LEW1N , secretary. lt-rn I
OFriCEOF THE BOARD OF EQU A LIZ A-
lion and Review Washington, D. C j
June 2, lfa'JT. In accordance with the
provisions or oection 11 or the act of .
August 14. 1SU4, a list will be completed
by j uly 1. lSSiT, or ail real property which j
shall have become subject to taxation and I
which is not now on the tax list, and a .
value arrixed thereon.accjrdmgtotne rules
prescribed ror assessing real estate. This
list will include att newstructures andaddl
Uuns to or improvements ofjld Mructures
or over 500 In value which liave not been
heretofore assessed. This ofnee should be
notiried as to the removal or destruction
or any structure since the last assessment
in order that the same may be deducted
rrom ttie valuation a.s it now stands on the
tux list Complaints as to said asseiaieutd
can only be heard and determined between
the rirst and third Mondays of July, lbl7
MATTHEW TRIMBLE, Chairman
DENTISTRY done oa weekly nnd monthly
payments; crown and bridge work a
specialty. DR. T- W. STCBBLEFXELD.
Xlth and F 6ta ; over Mertt'a Drug Storo-myl-3mo
PROPOSALS FOR FDEL FOR JAIL. j
U. S- Jail, Washington, D. C, June :M, ,
IS 97. Proposals arc invited ror rurnlshlng
45U tons, more or les-j, or best bituminous J
coal, -5 tons.moreorless.orbestantUracite j
coal, aad 50 cords, more or less, or pine j
wood, ror tne use or anu ueuvery ul tue
U. S. Jail, In the District or Columbia.
Bids ror coal and wood snould be made
separately, addressed to the GeueralAgeut,
Department or Justice, and will be re
ceived until noon or MONDAY, June 26,
ISuT Tiie right to reject any aud all bids
is reserved. JuHN K.LbONARU, Warden.
I'APfcK-Wnr Department, Washington,
June 5, 1.SU7 -Sealed proposals, in dupli
cate, will be received here until 12 o clock
uoiin. JUNE i. 1897. ror purehaseor waste
paper or War Department and its bureaus
and orrices during Tiscal year ending
June 30, 1897 Information rurnished on
application Proposals must be on rorms
rurnifhed by the Department, placed in
sealed envelopes, indorsed on outside
"Proposals ror purchase or Waste Paper."
and addressed M. K. THORP. Chief o Sup
ply Division. 3el8,19,212,23,24
PROPOSAL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION
OF THE TIBER CREEK AND JNE"l
JERSEY AVENUE HIGH-LEVEL IN
OKice of the Commissioners, D. C,
Washington, D. C, Juneio,lb9..
Eealed proposals will be received at this
ofrice until 12 o'clock m., July 10, 1697.
ror constructing the Titter CreeK aud New
Jersey avenue high-level interceptingsewer,
in the District of Columbia.
Specirications and blank forms of pro
posals and all necessary information may
be obtained at this office.
The right is reserved to reject any and all
bids or parts of bids.
JOHN W. ROSS.
JOHN B. WIGHT,
WM. M. .BLACK,
Commissioners, D. C
Poor Funds. Apportioned.
The Commissioners yesterday transferred
the 500 apportionment for medicine and
printing prescriptions for physicians to
the poor, to be taken out of the appropria
tion of 1897 for the relief of the poor, to
the apportionment Xor emergency relief in
ca-es which liave been iavestignte'd by the
police department. They further placed
$500 out of the relief for the poor ap
propriation at the disposal of the Home for
Friendless Colored Girls.
The annual pianoforte and organ recital
by the pupils of Charles Haydn Chase will
be held at McKendree M. E. Church, Fri
day evening, at 8 o'clock.
ENGLTJEREICHT GEORGIANA TAST
LuR W-i.DE ENGLLUICEIUIT, inraut
daughter or Samuel Englebreicht, will be
christened at the residence of parents,
213 Four-and-a-half street northwest, Sun
day, June 27, at 4o' clock p. m. Ail-friends
and relatives are cordially Invited to at
NEWTON In lovingremembrance of my
dear child, WILLIE E.KEWTON, w'bo de
parted this life one year ago today.
I will eo to his grave, where his spirit has
Beneain tne green sod he le laid witli Uie
Where the heart that I loved eo Is turning
He is passing away.
It -BX HIS FATHER.
DONOHUE On Wednesday. June i:3,
1897, at 4 o'clock a. m., MORGAN DONO
RUE, aged sixty-eight a cars, at his son-in-law's
residence, b08 Fourteenth Htreet
Due notice of funeral will be given. It
TREMBLE Y. At his n.Udeuce,510 Elev
enth Street southeast, on Monday. June 21,
ly7, WILLIAM LE .ROY TREMBLEY.,
aged sixty-seven yuars.son or the late Rev.
Stephen u. Tiembley, or Ontario county,
Funeral services on Thursday at2 o clock
S. m. interment at Arlington. It
PENNELL On Tuesday. June -22, 1897,
at 4:45 p. m., A. G. PENNELL, agedforty
rivc yeaTs, at the residence or his sister,
Mrs. J. H. Collins, 45S X street north
west. Funeral tvHI take place Thursday, June
24, at 1 V. m. Interment at "Thurmont,
Md., on Friday. it
ATKINS on June ai, 1897, at his late
residence, corner or .Eighth and C streets
eoutneast, DA1U a. ATKijns, ugedslxty
bcvcn years, son or the late David Atkins.
.Funeral will take place at 8:30 o'clock
a. m., Thursday, June 24. Requiem mass
at St. Cyprian a Church, u o'clock a. m
J. WILLIAM XJEE,
382 Fj. Ave. Jf. W
FJrst-claMs service. 'Phone, 1383.
Men's Fine Trousers, in Imported
Worsteds and Cassimeres; all new
5 and SO. Choice
i,.- "" wfc, H. J iu
Boys Two-piece Suits, sizes for
ages S to 1(5 years; fine Casslmerea
and Cheviots, both light and dark
shades. Sold elsewhere Tor S4.50,
55 and . Choice .! nf
A Jot of Boys' Two-piece Suita,
sizes ror ages a to 10 years, in all
wool rabrics. Sold elsewhere as
bargains Tor 3 and 54. ,. , fji
Our price $1.JU
A lot or Boys All-wool
Knee Pants...... ...
THOMAS .DOWLLVG & CO., Auctioneers,
biu E st. nw.
trustees' sale of two valuable
lots on 'lill. palisades of u.he
potomac, conduit road, d. c by
virtue ot a certain oeed or trust, dated tne
thirteenth (13th day or November, A. D.
1892, and duly recorded lu Liber No. 1769,
Folio a55 et jeq., one of the land recordd
of the District of Columbia, and at tho
request of the parties secured thereby,
we will sell at public auction iu Tiont ot
the premises on THCRisDAY, the 8th day
of JULY, 1897, at 5 o'clock p. m., all
those certain pieces or parcels or land aud
premises situated in the touuty or Wash
ington, District or Columbia, and known
and designated as follows, to-wlc Lota
numbered eight (8) and nine 9), in block
numbered eight (Si.tn a subdivision mado
by Edward B. Cottrell and Jacob P. Clark,
trustees, of lot three (3 and part of
lot two (2, in White Haveu ror tne Pali
sades of the Potomac Land Improvement
Company, as such subdivision is recorded
in county book 7, page 93, in the office of
the surveyor of t.ie District of Columbia,
Terms of Sale-Lot eight (8) to be sold
subject to a pnor trust of five hundred
(5500i dollars and 0 per cent Interest
rrom October 4, 1895, the amount realized
over and above this amount to be paid is
cash; lot nine 9) one-thUd cash an J th
balance in one and two years, the de
ferred. payments to be represented by tha
notes or the purchaser, bearing tnteresi
at the rate or six 0) per centum pir annum
rrom day or sale, payable semi-annually
and secured by rirst deed or trtist on tha
piuperty sold, or all cash, at the optioa
or the purchaser All conveyancing, re
cording aud notarial fees at purchaser's
cost. A deposit or 100 on each lot
will be required at time or sale, and 11
terms or sale are not complied wlta
Tvithtn ten days rrom day or sale the
trustees reserve the right to re-sell tha
property at the risk and cost or derault
lng purchaser, arter such public advertise
ment as they may deem proper and neces
sary. WM. E. LEWIS, Trustee.
JOSEPH . HURST, Trustee.
Should be read dally, as cnanges may oc
cur at auy time.
i OKLlu ilAiLS ror the week ending
June 20, close promptly at this ofrice ad
FR1DA1 (b) At 7.20 p. m. Tor France,
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal. Tur
key, i.gypt and BriUsn inaia, per s. s. La
Uaseogue," rrom New iork, via Havre, (b)
At 7.0 p. m ror bemiauy, Denmark, Sire
ueu, Aorway (Christiana) ana Russia, per
s. s. Spree," rrom New Xork, via Bremen.
Letters ror other parts or Europe, via Cher
bourg, must be oirected "Per Spree." (ci
At 1U.55 p m ror Netherlands direct, per
s. s Amsterdam, rrom New York, via Rot
terdam lctera must be directed "Per
Amsterdam." (c) At 10 55 p in. Tor Scot
laud direct, per e. s Ethiopia, from New
Jtorfc, via Giaegow Letters must be di
rected "i'cr Ethiopia. ' (c) At 10:55 p. in.
for isurupe. per s s UmDria," rrom New
xork. via yueeustown.
'PRINTED MATTER, ETC. German
take printed -ma tter.etc.. tor Germany, and
especially addressed printed matter, etd
for other parts or .bur ope.
The Amencau and "Vt nrte Star steaniera
sailing on V euuebdayx.tue German steam
ers ou Thursdays, and the Cunard, French
und German steamers sailing on iSaturdaya
take printed matter, etc., for all countries
ror which they are advertised to carry
Jtiuiist lor soutti and Jentrai Amer
ica, v es.t niaich, etc.
THURSDAY (d At 6:25 a. m.forPorto
Rico, per s. s.Thernis, rrom New York, (c)
At li:55 p. m. for Darbados direct; and
North brazil, via Para and Mauaos, from
New iork, per b. n. Hlldebrand.
FRIDAY (ci At 10.55 p. m., for New
foundland, per ts s. Coicnii, nom l'mia
delphia. (c At 10.55 p m., xor
Leeward und Windward Islands, per
s. s. Fontabelle, Xroni New 1'ork. Letters
ror Grenada, imudau a.id Tooago iuum. ,h:
directed "Per Fontabelle " (c) At 10:55
p. m., Tor Fortune Island, Jamaica, iiava
nUIa and Gieytown, per s. s. Altai, Tioin
New iork Letters ior Costa Rica must
be directed "Per Altai." (c) At 10:55
p. m., ror Cape Haiti, Gonaives, Perils
Goave, Carthagena aud Santa Martha,
per s- s. Holste u, rrom New Iork. (c) At
10:55 p. ni., for Campeche, Chiapas, Ta
basco aud lucatan, j.ei s. s Concuo, irom
New York. Letters lor other putts of
Mexico must be directed "Per Concho."
(c) At 10:55 p. in., tor Haiti. Cunana and
Carupano, per s. s. Pr.ns JJaunts. from
New Iork. Letters for others parts of
Venezuela and ror Curacao, 1 rmidad.
British and Dutch Guiana must be directed
"Per Prlns Maurtts."
SATURDAY (d) At 12:05 p.m. lor
St. l'ierre-Miquelon,per steamer from North.
.Malls Tor Newfoundland, by rail to Hali
rax and thence via steamer, close hero
daily, except Sunday, at 12:05 p.m. and
on Sunday only at 11:35 a. m.(d)
Mailh for Miquelon, by rail to Boston
and thence via steamer, close here daily
at 3:20 p. m.(a)
Mails ior Cuua, by rail to Port Tampa,
'la., and thence vta steamers sailing Mon
days and Thursdavs to Havana, close
here daily at 3 p. m.(e)
Mails lor Mexico, overland (except those
ror Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco and Yu
catan, wnichwilf be lor warded via steamer
sailing from New iork after the Wednes
day overland cioc up .to the 10:55 p. m.
closing Friday) close here daily at 7:10
Mails Tor the Sccicty Islands, per ship
Tropic Bird . Trom San Francisco, close beru
dally up to 0:30 p. m.,June 24. (d)
Mails Tot China and Japan, per s. s. Ta
coma, rrom Tacoina, close bere dally up to
ti:30 p. m., June .27- (d)
Mails tor Ch.ua, ..npau and Hawaii, rcr
b. s. Gaelic, from San Francisco, close
here daily up to 0:30 p. m.July i. (d)
Mails ror Australia (except West Aus
tralia , "which are Toiwardcd via Europe),
Hawaii and Fiji Islamls.per s.. Warrimoo,
rrom Vantouver.close here daily arter Juno
ao, up to 0:30 p. m.,Ju!yl. (dl
Mulls ior China and Japan, specially ad
dressed only, per s. 6. Empress or China,
from Vantouex, close here daily up to
July 5, 0:30 p. m. (d)
Malls ror Hawaii, pers. s. Australia, frcm
San Francisco, close heredaily up to July 7
at 0:30 p. m. (d)
Mulls ror Australia (except these ror
West Australia), New Zealand, Hawaii,
Fiji and Samoan Islands, per s. s. lloana,
rrom San Francisco, close here daily up
to 0:30 p. m. July 17. (d)
l.jvn. -vi- ..ii- are rorwarded
to Che poif -r S.-I1UU daily, and tne
schedule of closings Is arranged on tha
..tui.i,i. ti .. v..-,r i.in...t.ki uiueu o.er
lanu transit. j
(a Registered mail clo2s at 10 a. m.
same day. .
(b) Registered jnall closes at 1 p, m.
same day. J
(c) Registered mull closes nt 6 p. m.t
(d Registered mail closes at 6 jj. nuf
(e) Registered mail closes -at J. p. :hjJ
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
JAMES p. WILLETT, Postmaster.