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THE MOEINa TIMES. EKIDAT. SEPTEMBER 17, 1897.
today or tomorrow for those
school suits we're selling at
$1.48 SI. 98 and $2.48
Made of nobby double
twisted Scotch woolens
and will outwear lots of
suits that cost double.
We're giving up our shirt
waist department and the
biggest cut ever known on
"Mother's Friend" Shirt
Waists is the result.
5: for alt50c ones.
Sic " 75c and SI ones. .
Isc " "25c ones not "Mother's
Corner 7th and ESts. N. W.
No Branch Store in Washington.
LACE CURTAINS TOOK FIRJ5.
Created Considerable Excitement,
But Did Only Slight Duiuagc
Come! demote excitement -was caused
last night about 11 o'clock in the bawdy
1mhC of OHie Rtttsell, at No. 1309 C
sUeei nerthwt'fcl. by a fire iu one of the
rear jyhkms ou the second floor of the
lKMjfcC A window had been left open
jsK before tla storm and tlie wind
14ew a tece etma.R into a burning gas
Jet, and front Ut the bed clothing in
bfcc room becamt; lgn&ed.
PoMceaten Caritm and Cochran entered
the boase waring Uic excitement ami
jLtiitfuistd u. biae throwing tlk
bedding not of ttte window into tlie
tstrevt aMd fcajotbenuu the flames. No. -engine
w&6 caSed on a local, bat
dtd aot go inUi iervtoe. Toe dtmajx was
aJboot $25 Chart, E. Bain is file agetit
for tbe fcooso, but pr&cUcaHy no dam
age ww done to tne boiWlr.g.
"WILLIAM HOWBU. BADLY HUll'I.
Fulls Vroiti h ladder aud His Ler
WRifcun DoweM. a white man, abuMt
forty tett- of ag, fell front a ladder at
the C4antMi bicycle salesrooms. No.
17 lMirteth street, yesterday after
noon tat 2:30 o'clock, and broke bis
Mr. He well is employed as a porter at
tee OotwaMa .stabUshineHt, ami at the
Ttroe Uhs aoeidtatt occurred was engaged
in 4aa4e Ute glass transom over tin
frost cfoor. Tit ladder on which lie was
stninltng a held by Mr Prank Parker.
one of te4erkbiu the store. The floor
of Ute store. Jiowertr, is bit; hi y polished,
and Uiih, partiaiM. Is; the reason that Mr
Parker owtld m keen the ladder in place
Mr. 00Wtt . sent to the Emergent
HAD A DOT ARGUMENT.
"Was Fillow( hy Hopliins Striking
Brown With at Brick.
Rauel Hopktat,, a butler, and Tbom&b
Brown, bota adored, engaged in a quarrel
yeUertUy Cvrno.n. wiucu eaded m Hop
kins' atriMae Drown a heavy blow on Ute
bead wfttt a brick. The quarrel oc
curred at Brown's House, on Eleventh
street, near the corner of O street, nortli
we Hf K.taK boards at Brown's-booK;
lit was ooaverNns witb Brown when Ute
queoUottof wage and labor wa broacbed.
Hopkins aoctwed Brown with causing: iiiiit
to fooo tor siCtMtkKi. A quarrel was the
onBDCMewoe. &ui Hopkins racked up a
Imk dad struck Brown a blew on Ue
head. He tuea fled. Brown was re
niovd to Uk Emergency Hospital- H
lujunes. UtoaKu painful, are not serious.
UopkiBgwaii cauictit atKintti and It streets
norUiweat by Sergt- Jordan not kms after
tlie figHt. ' r
STABUKD BMCAUSK FL1HTED.
Went to tlie Klylnjr Etirses and
Sntlleri on Friends.
Bam WNMams, cotored, took bis girl, Bva
WosMaioa.of No. 0-1 Defreea street north
weed, to ride on tfae flying borsos, nt
Reload and C streets soutliweht, lait
MR, aad because sbe flirted with another
criored feiiew, Sam drew u knife on th
irl aad out ber. Ho made a desperate
longem ttoe woman aad plunged Ute blade
into ber left fMt aiuler her arm, but be
fore be could strike her again, a colored
man came wo her rescue and prevented
fitrtAer cwttteg. AVhilc Eva was being
cued for toe man took advantage of bib
cptXM-tttaity aad made good bis escape
He IK well known, however, to the po
1k of SonUi "H'aabJngtoii, and they ex
ited to capture him. The girl was re
moved to Ute Btaergency Hospital, whore
Bra, Jeanemana aad Fife wwed up her
woodd. Her eundKtoa is not serious, and
site wHl reeotner.
2CO GHKKN 'nvO-CKNT STA1IFS.
I'osll Coweres. Adopted Hesolution
lVhfcii Vrevents, the Ibue.
"Wlaa it vm decided tbat the 2-cent
Matttfi Kboald m enan;.l fro jh red u pren
iu color the Treasury HeitarUtient thought
it was not only able to have money, but
that it would appeal t the estlftK taste
of t2u coautry A sheet of the sranipa
rrbdMtdia the proposed shade or green was
h'ibtutud at a Cabinet meeting, and the
clmttco was approved. Now the Treasury
I'pactatewt ltat found that it canot well
mak the cbaage. It was decided at the
nop postal Htt;re& held in tills city
t4iat tbf oolors of all stamps of the same
d-aoMdaatton of aH countrief; in the postal
uiiKMt boal(t be of a uniform color, uimI
red was agropd anon as the color for the
-ct taa.p. The Treasury Department
w at not oouaulUMl, but our representativea
ajrreed to ttoe change, and the acts of
t,iiato5rcs. art- bfndiug uon the nations
parties thereto. Sir. Vanderllp in much
diaHinted, for Jte hoped to nave some
thing Kke $10,000 in tlie price of ink by
t be c-a?e axa! spend that amount in in
crtsaaki? the aalariof of the employes of
tl eSlareaa of Engraving and Printing who
bi not any too well paid.
3round n Dend Bnuy.
VoHcetoau Bremtan, of the Third pre
ciitct. yesterday found the body of a dead
female Infant, colored, at the mouth, of the
isetrer on the nortli side of the P street
bridge- The coroner was notified.
The People's Favorite.
AM wise people. ue tbe Pennsylvania
Potmler excarsioa to Philadelphia next
Suaday. $2 round trip. eelG-3t
Get the Best.
Take the Pennsylvatila Railroad to At
lantic City. Next Saturday and Sunday,
Jio ohange of cars. $2 round trip.
SI .00. $1.00.
Tbi- i. the rate to BalUmore and return
text fcuiulay, via the peeriem Penubylvania
TIE HEIRS IDT BELIEVED
Millionaire Bell's Widow Says
Two Children Were Adopted.
SECRETS NOW LAID BARE
An Aged Colored Woman la in ro
spbsion of the Key to the MyMery
Very C'uriuns Developments
Brought About in a Case in
San Francisco, Sept. lG.-lu a court pro
ceeding hero one of the moit remarkable
Matcment eer made in a court of jus
tice was elicited from Mrs. Theresa, Hell,
widow of Thoma Bell, who left wveral
mulionbof dollars. She testified that two
children who were MippoMMl to be lieira
were not her children.
by her testimony the revealed the he
cret that has for many years overolt idowel
"the House of ilyjterj'," the millionaire'!
residence. Mnnny Ploatant, an aged
negroes, whi..- name is known all over
California, figures in the case. She it
is, so lira. Bell testified, to whom the
children. Tied and Marie, were given when
Itabics by their father.
Arter the uual preliminary questions
as to her name, age, residence and occupa
tion badb"en answered, the attorney asked
"How many children have you?"
"Four," she reilied.
"1'ou mean six," corrected the attorney.
"No, 1 mean just what 1 said. I have
four children." Mrs. Hell answered.
"Who are your children?" abked the law
yer. "Ilobina May, Muriel. Euslice and Regi
nald. I am not the mother or Thontas and
Mane," repUL-d the widow or Thomas Tell.
"Is not Thomas Eell jour son?" asked
"fr.o. and Marie is not my dauhter. They
were not born of my body."
1 he attorney requested Thomas, and Marie
to ana-, sn tltut Mrs. Bell might ee them,
and then, pointing to tbein with dmmutic
erred, he said "Do you mean to say that
yon are no tin mothcr.or thib young man
and this young woman?"
"1 am not tlreir motlier," Mrs. .Bell said
"Have yoo not represented them as your
"They consider themselves such. I con
sider n.yseir as their mother, as 1 br-night
them up. 1 have known Thomas Bell
nearly all hie lire."
"How old was Thomas F. Bell when you
became acaaniuted with him?" Mr. Scholer
"I do not krow; he was an inrant. He
oottld not walk nor talk. He could not
talk until ho was six vears old or bo. Mr.
Boil kept record or las age "
"Were von a widow when you married
"1 waK I had then two children by my
"Hat- yo anv children except Robina,
Muriel, Lust act and Reginald?'
"I had otlttrs, they are dead.' Marie
was an infant when I first saw her. I
do not remeber whnt part of the house it
was I first saw her In."
31rs- Bell was questioned as to why,
when she filed her petition asking to be
appointed guardian of the children, after
Bell's death, she-lmd said nothing aixiut
Ute two ekle havimr no relationsnlii witr
her. She answered that she hatl infontied
hnr forii.er attorney of the fact at that
.time, and he replied that it innde no dlffer-
'Do tlie children eat at the same
table with you when they are at Imnie?
Isn't it true Pat you have separate
tables " "
"Ybon Mr Bell was alive the children
rtewr ate at the same table with us.
but tliey often ate with me. We have
two tables but the food is the same
I am simply carrying out the custom es
tablished during the life of Mr. Bell
There is no difference in the children'
fcid and mine. I eat little now but
Mammy" Pleasant, who has been the
housekeeper in the family for more than
twenty years, is sorely distressed over the
'It is too bad," she said last night "that
young Fred, by his foolishness, has now
given to Hie world a secret that we have all
carefully guarded. He says that the testi
mony given by Mrs. Bell to the efret-t that
she Is not hi" mother came to him as a
surprise, and that he nearly collapsed In the
court room. That is not true He has
knoTx n for several years that Mrs Bell was
not his met her, and his sister Marie has
also been in posMifcion of the secret They
are both of age, and we naturally supposed
that, being the ones most interested, they
would nevei do anything that might make
the secret public property. Well, it all
comes ot Mr. Fred's running around and
drinking too much.
"Fred and Mane are brother and sister,
but I cannot tell you any more. I am
not at liberty to say if their mother is
still living What I know about the mat
ter is hearsay, and, moreover, I wouldn't
do or say anything that would displease
their father if he were alive Their
father loved them dearly, and it was his
wish that they should grow up believing
Mrs. Bell to be their mother. She has
always been a mother to them, but Fred's
waywardness has caused her many hours
of sorrow and anguish. Of late years he
has been going from bad to worse, but
it is not for me to say anything about
him that i6 not true. He was a little babe
when Mr. Bell gavo him and his little
sister into my charge- I think as much
ot them as if they were my own children,
and I woirtd rather have died than have
the secret become known. I had them
with me on my ranch in Sonoma, and
.milling was spared by their father to
make them happy and contented.
"Mrs. Bell has always treated them as
if they were her own children, but of
late years Fred has got beyond her con
trol. He commenced showing his way
ward traits before tin death or his father.
Ho ran away from school, was dismissed
from college for setting it on fire, and
caused no end of trouble.
"He is still living here and doing every
thing possible to make things unpleasant.
Ho has nailed up the doors of rooms,
starl-d fires in tlie kitchen range and
in tlie drawing-room and parlor grates,
just to use up fuel and make our ex
penses heavier, because we have not an
s crcd every demand for money. He evi
dently Imagines that wo are rolling in
wealth, but he should know better. Be
has -read the following letter, left by
his father, and It should have given him
a good Idi-a ot how matters stand:
San Francisco, Feb a, 1S02.
My l)par Wife: This note wlU be found
along with mv will, and therefore will
only come to you after my .death. I have
lost a great deal of my In the
last ten yean., and several of tny Invest
ments have decreased greatly In value,
so that you may be creatly surprised at
the fact that you may have to economize
to i-'et along- There; are three life insur
ance policies which are payable to jou
and which you will be able to' get the
money from with little delay, namely, the
Mutual Life of New 1'ork, $10,000; Equit
able -Lire of New York. ?5,000, and New
Xorli Lire Insurance, 55,000. "With the
inonev it would be well to pay off the
shop billa which may be owing, so that
they may not be claimed from my estate
But if yu lave use for the money otner
wise you may do what you think best.
I I hope you will bring up the children to be
honest, truthrul and honorable. Lt the
boys know thoy will have to work for a
living. Good-by. THOMAS BELL
'Mrs. Bell did not follow the strict In
junction or that letter. She did not
tell Fred tlut he would have to earn
bis own living. She kept him iu Idle
neas, and now slie Is getting her return
. Mrs. Pleasant became Indignant when
informed tliat a story was circulated that
she had offered William Ryau Si 0,000
to strangle Mrs. Bell when Saville was
'The secret is out," she said, "and sho
will fight tho petition of young Fred
to the Mtter end. I pity bis poor sister.
It was bud enough for her to know that
Mrb. Bell was not her mother, without
having the sreret given to the world.
Fred will live to see the day when he
will regret having been led into this fight,
against his fobter-mother, but It will
then lie too late."
Tlie lawyer for" Fred has revived the old
story .'oncerned the alleged manner in
which children were introduced- into the
Bell l'aiml. He said::
"It hua, 1 know, been common gossip
here for jears that none of the six chil
dren were really Thomas Fell's or Mrs.
Bell's natural heirs. The story runs that
Bell promised his wire ?50,000 for every
child bum to them. It is the gossip that.
'Mammj' Pleasant and Mrs. Bell conspired
to palm off infants from time to time as
Bell's babies In order to get the $50,000
per child rrom him.
"I am aramllinr wiUi this story asnny
body, and when I first became connected
with the Bell litigation, I had the Im
pression that none of the six children were
the fleh and blood or the Bells. Now I
entettaiii a different opinion. I believe
Hut alt of them are the Bells natural de
scendants. I think I can show this fact
w lien the proper time comes. It Is true
that Mrs. Bcllhasnevcrshown any maternal
loYPbitheohildicn. She has been strangely
"But judgment on this woman must
be tempered with merpy to the extent that
the colored woman has a strange iwwer
over her. The negress in the family is the
Czarina of that establishment rlho
f.-Minly is allowed from the estate $1,500
a month Not $100 is spent on the children
For aw hile $2,000 a month was allowed
When Bell was alive $5,000 a mouth was
allowed for monthly expenses. 'Ihc chil
dren fared sumptuously when Bell was
alive. He left au estate worth $2,000,000
It will continue as a trust until 1 905 The
children are entltb-d to twn-thirds of the
estate. .All six of them are not get
ting $100 a month now in spite or $1,500
as a monthly allowanct-
"Who Is getting this money, or where
Is it going? Mrs. Bell is certainly not
hoarding it. Mrs. Bell is in debt to the
extent or $l(53,000-that is, she thinks
she is. She bellexes she owes $10,000
to a Mrs. Rebecca Boone, the wire of
a colored barber and a friend of 'Mammy
Pleasant. How can this be true? Where
did the Boone woman get so much mouey
to loan? Where does 'Mammy' Pleasant
get her money? The Boone woman lives
In the Bell homestead on Octavla street,
where young Fred Bell should be living,
and she pays rent according to her ability,
whatever time may mean between the
Boone and Pleasant women.
'From all my purees of information 1
can only say that Mrs. Bell seems to he
getting more and more into debt. There
was a time when Mrs. Bell had valuable
diamonds. 1 guess It is not too much to
say that they cost something like $300,
000. There is considerable mystery as to
the whcrenlxuits or thes gems now.
"1'nung Fred Bell, because of his opposi
tion to 'Mammy' Plraaiit's Influence oVer
In- mother is ex eriencing a shameful
persecutlor under the Bell roof. The
negrcs and Mrs-. Bell occupy the ame bed
room, and the young man is not allowed
to sppak to her. He has to cook his own
food when he can get the chance. At
times he fluds the etial bin locked. He
has been forced at times to break it open.
At other tunes the btove has been taken
down in order to prevent his being his own
DESPEKATE CONVICTS FOILED.
Fatally Injure a Guard In an At
tempt to Escape.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 1C "William
Clnrke, a murderer, from Cleveland. Wil
liam F. Bolts, a life prisoner, rrom Toledo,
and William Pulley, a Federal prisoner
rrom Texas, made au attempt today to
Torce tlialr wayoutof the Ohio Penitentiary.
The three worked In the broom shop. At
i o'clock" Clnrke relied to the floor Guard
Duncan with a piece or gas-pipe, fracturing
his skull. Clarke becured Duncan's re
volver and held up the only other guard
in the room, named Cole, while his con
federate, Botts, tel7ed his revolver.
The third convict, Pultey, meanwhile
had spliced two short ladders together
and stood them against the wall. The lad
ders were too short, and they were dis
covered by the guard on the wall. Pultey
then weakened, but the other two ran to
the double entrance at the front build
ing, rapped on the door, and unsuspectingly
were admitted to what is known as the
"bull pen-" Here, leveling their re
volvers atCapt. Saxby and Guard Jamr-b,
they staited to run through the guard
room. Eotts fired once, but missed his
aim, and was ovei powered.
ClatUe, the Cleveland murderer, shot
Guard .fairies twice, shot again at a
crowd of visitors In the reception room,
leaped from the front terrace, rited a
fourth time at the guard in the bentry
Iwx. and was captured five minutes later
while swimming across the Scioto River.
Guard James was, wounded slightly in
the chhitand breast. Guard Duncan sus
tained a compound fracture of the skull
and will die.
More Klondike Gold.
Seattle. Wash., Sept. lG.-Twenty-fne
thousand dollars of Klondike gold dusc.
the possesion or six men, came down
from St Michaels on the schooner Volauta,
which arrived at Tort Townend yesterday.
The rtcamcr Utopia arrived In port from
Alaska lat night. She had thirl y-H en
passengers on the return trip-men who
sought to cross Cbilkoot and White passes,
but fallc-d. They report a bad state of
Business Men Extend Thanks.
The Treasury Department has received
notice that the Merchants and Manufactur
ers' Board of Trade of New York hao unani
mously extended the thanks oT the board
to Assistant Secretary Howell, or the
Treasurv Department, for his hearty co
operation in Its efforts to have the per
sonal baggage law efficiently executed.
ConjrresH Heights El oet rifled.
Members of the Marine Band last even
ing reversed the order of things. As is
customary, troops keep step with the
music, but last night the music caught
the btep of the troops as they marched
through the oak grove at Congress Heights
by means or the Cmemelograph, which en
thused the immense crowds. By request
this wonderful exhibition will be' ex
hibited with a number of other moving
pictures every night during this week.
Free. Take new electric cars at navy
Yard Bridge. sel5-6t
$2.00 Is the Extremely Low Hate
To Philadelphia via Pennsylvania Railroad
Special trains, matchless equipment.
The Bes.t Route to Atlantic City
is the one requiring no change of cars.
Through trains via Pennsylvania Rail
road. $2 excursion next Eatuiday and
COIN THEIR OWN RUPEES
Bracelets and Other Ornaments in
India Turned Into Money.
A Practice by tho Natives That tho
British Government Does Not
Like, But Winks At.
The San Francisco Argonaut, of Sep
tember 13, prints the following, which ap
pen in to be a remarkable statement, andean
hardly go unchallenged by the British gov
' The rupee la coined as freely in India
today as It was Lemru the government
elated the mints. When the mints were
open, more rupees were coined by private
coiners than by the government. The sav
ingcot the natives are made In silver brace
lettf, rings, and other ornnments. When It
b.:u!w necessary for them to turn a part of
their resources into money, they did it by
eii.floyinga naiivecoiner to turn the metal
Into rupees. It Is a country of vist dis
tances, and the natives could not send their
ornaments to a government mint perhaps
om- thousand miles away. The native coin
er traveled rrom place to place and hut to
hut, just like a country tinker. He wa-i
glad to work all day turning silver bangles
lnv lupees, weight- for weight, for per
liaps one rupee a his reward. And very
good rupees they tarnod out, too. They
arecurieutelsowhere.nd nobody questions
them Of cours2, the practice is Illegiti
mate, and when tlie mints were first closed
the government tried to put a stop to It
but not with much success. Now It is
vviukid at by the authorities, for the situ
ation in India today ia too threatening for
any Interference which Is not absoluU-ly
iicijossa ry. It is probably the first case on
record where ounterrelting has been tacitly
Mt.cllonod by a government."
An efrort was made yesterday to as
certain if the statements nbovu printed were
t rue. but there Is no member of the Bilttsti
cmb.is.-y now In the city. The British am
bassador Is still on the other side and tuu
attaches are all at Manchester-by-the-Sea.
At the Treasury Department It was tald
that the counterfeiting of the rupee was a
comraou thing lu India when the mints of
i hat country were open to the Tree coinage
or silver, but the counterfeiting wia done
by tho provincial princes and the coin did
not pass current as money save in tho
inuncdlatte neighborhood where it was
made Each piece of inuncv so coined
bote the mark of the local prince who
Director of the Mint Presto u stated that
he was iu formed that the English govern
ment was rigorously enforcing the laws
stains' counter feiihtg, and that she Ut
financial document ha had received from
India showed that there were many ca.se
of prosecution agamsjt the uative Tor the
orfense Still, tere s more or ions of
counterfeiting or, tlie rupee, and It .teems
hard to slop It owing to the fact that
these coins are .nutm circulation in re
mote parts of tjje country.
ABBE UlCpraiiVS HOMANCE.
His Punishment ATnrj' Much Lljjhter
Than Wns' Expected.
Ottawa, Ont.. 3ept.I6. The romance or
Abbe Richer and his young ward, Joseph
int Cote, will, (ts pathetic ending last
week, is again 'exciting tlie county oi
Ottawa. Arter the submission or the abbs
to the will of the 'church It was generally
understood that lie wouUl bo sentenced to
the three years penance for his sin by
retirement iu a monastery of the Silent
Monks or Oka. It now transpires that he
has been dealt with leniently by the church,
be,ng nicit-ly transferred to a new rarish.
Miss Colt-, who t was a ward or the
cl urch and under age, is confined In the
convent or "t al des Bols, a few milei
north of Ni tre Dante do la Sulle, wherj
tjhe 'bile's estates He. Steps are now
being taken by hei relative.- to rescue the
yt ung lady from ner prison.
s petition has been forwarded to the
attorney general of tlie province of Que
be- to obtain the glrl'i release.
J iss Cote's foster parents are also in Que
bec arguing immediate action of the
Quebec department of Justice. It is said
that since her incarceration the girl has
'remained prostrated with fear and grief,
and grave fears arc entertained as to
her mental aud physical health.
ANNA DESERTED THE HOME.
PoPee Requested to Find tlie Glr!
Anni Brown, a comely sixteen-year-old
girl, who was sent to the Geo. Maulsby
Il'iine by Agent Samuel Parkman, of
tlie board or children's guardians, some
time ago, has been mlMng rrom that in
stitution for the pau two days, and no
trace of her can lie found.
Anna left the home without permission
or stating to any or the other girls
where she was going, and the board of
guardians Is very anxious to locate her
She fa described as being slender In
build, has dark hair and eyes, and wore
a -vhltc dress and otraw hat, when last
frecn. Nothing In regard to the girls
disappearance could lj learned last night.
FEARS DIRE DISASTER.
A Klondike .Correspondent's Gloomy
View of the Outlook.
Kingston. Ont-, Sept 17. Capt. A. H.
Lee, who went to Byea and Skaguay, to
investigate the route to the Klondike for
a London paper. Is back again. He fears
dire disaster to thousands who will be
doomed to spend the long arctic winter In
camp in that region He declared that
$0,000,000 has been spent this summer
in the rush to the.fYu.kon, and rrore has
been paid in stcambout fares alone than
all the gold yet taken from the Klondike.
From reliable autnorlty he asserts It hits
coat $10,000,000 to euract $2,000,000 or
gold from this new icgion. He condemns
the Klondike booin as an iniquitous con
spiracy hatched byi interested persons.
PARKER A I BRYAN MAN.
Nominee for Court vf Appeals Nat
n Gold Bug.
New York, Sept. 16. It developed to
day that Justice Alton B. Parker, of King
ston, wh' was yesterday nominated ror
judge or the court ot appeals by tho Demo
cratic State committee, voted Tor Bryan
last Tall anrils not a gold imm, as had been
s'ated. The silver leaders here and fhose
throughout the State, proress to be en
tirely satisfied with Judge Parker as the
ntmini'c, and several well known silver
leaders stated today that, they had seen
a letter rrom Justice Parker, in which he
Ftated that he had voted ror Bryan last
A lurce number of the congratulatorv
telegrams received by Judge Parker, at
his home In Kingston .today, were from
LUIuokalani Isue a. Statement.
San Francisco, Sept. 10. Ex-Queen
Lilulokaluci, through the agent of two
uative Hawaiian societies, today issued
a statement to the effect that neither
she nsr the Princess Kaihioul abandoned
their rights to tho throne. She will
Continue to protest against annexation
The stiU'.v.nt was In the nature or au
appeal to the natives of the Hawaiian
HEIl CONDITION VERY GRAVE.
The Doctor Snys That Maud Mason's
Recovery Is Doubtful.
Maud Mnsoitt who was run down by a
carriage at Thirteenth and II streets
Wednesday nigbt, lies In a very critical
condition at the home ot her uncle, Wil
liam Cockhlll, No. 801 Twelfth street
northwest, and her recovery Is doubt
ful Dr Koliplnskl, who 13 attending tho
youngjudy, has grave fears regarding her
recovery, as she has not improved any
since the accident. In addition to a frac
ture at the base or the brain, wliich rem
deiv hei unconscious the greater portion
01 the time, the has a broken shoulder
blade, which complicates her case-
Her father, who lives in St- .Louis, has
been telegraphed for, and Is expected to
arrive here tonight.
f-esco. the coloied boy who was driving
the cairinge, is still held pending the re
sult of his victim's Injuries.
WILL, COLLECT EVIDENCE.
Detective Cnrter Is to Assist the
Detective Carter In point of service is
one of the oldest and ablest men on the
police force. He was yesteiday assigned
to duty in assisting the district attorney
in collecting evidence in criminal cuses.ln
place or Detective Mattlngly, who was
made inspector of detectives. Detective
Carter has a large knowledge or crooks,
and has figured in ninny Important cases,
and.it 1b expected, will be of greatservioe
to the district attorney. He assumed
his new duties yesterday.
LYNCHED BY ALASKA MINERS.
Trniric End of a Russian Finn on
the Skagtiny Trull.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 16. A young
Russian Finn, whose name Is unknown.
wis lynched by five enraged miners on
Skaguay trail on the afternoon of Sep
tember 3. The crime with which he
was charged was stealing. The some of
the hanging was near the foot of the
summiL, uI-Mit fifteen miles from salt
The news rer-cheil SeatUe thla after
noon, when W. T. Sauls, a detective at
the Southern Detective Agency, arrived
Sauls, while not an eye-witne3S ot the
Iviicnlng, was the man who captired the
Therinn had stolen $1,400 from a miner
named Davis and Sauls was sent for and
commenced an investigation and decided
that the Russian must know .something
about tho robbery. Taking one of the
miners with him, Sauls climbed up to
the Russian's hole in the hillside. He
grurtly demanded what they wanted and in
his broken English ordered them down
Saul? told him he had been stealing and
had better conress and give up the money
taken rrom Davis tent. The Tmn said
that he had gone in to look Tor Mme
clothes, as his were worn out. He had dis
covered the money and could not wlth
mand taking It. He had but $1,280 or It
lert This he gave back to Davis. What he
did wiih the rest he would not say.
Sauls took his man down the hill, turned
him over to Davis and his companions and
then went back. Iu the morning he asked
Davis where Finn Was. Davis replied
"We took him over to the brow or the
blurr, put his pack-ropes around his neck
and then all rive of us caught hold of
the rope and pulled him up till he was
dead.- He refused to pray before going
to meet his Maker.
'At flrnt he swore at us, then he
began to beg and promised all sorts or
things If we would only cut him down.
It took him a long time to die. ir you
want to hcc his body walk over there
on the odge of the bluff between two
Saul? went over and looked at the body
A black mark around the Russian's neck
told the story of the rirst man to die Tor
crime on the Skaguay trail.
lu Ins packets Sauls found two letters
from Russia. One was from the man's
mother. They were left with the hody
NOW" A BISCUIT TRUST.
A Consolidation Effected of the
Three Big; Companies.
Chicago, Sept. 10. A contolldation of
the three big biscuit companies is the
result ot the bitter war between the rival
manuracturer8 or crackers. Tor several
days gossip has been heard on the street
of such an (.utcome In the fight between
the New York and American Biscuit Com
panies, buttoday the positive assurance was
given that the combination Is a fact, and
that the papers have already been drawn.
Articles or incorporation for this new
company to comprise the three large con
eerna now in the Held, are simply awaiting
the slguature ot the proper officials. The
omblnaMon will include the New York Bis
cuit Company, the American Biscuit Com
pany and the United States Biscuit Com
pauy, and will have a capital stock or
$30,000,000 with a Londcd indebted
ness or $3,000,000.
The formation of such a combination
naturally created a stir among those who
ar Interested in stocks. For wmc time
there has been rumors or combinations
as a result or the war. But today the-c
stories took delinltc form, and, although
the officials and representatives of the
various concerns involved aTe reticent, the
combination is said by trustworthy men
to be a fact.
Mr. H. H. IlnnimV. Committee.
Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Chairman Hanna,
of the executive committee of the cur
rency reform convention that met here
in January last, tonight announced that
he had selected ProL J. F. Laughlln, of
Chicago, and Louis A. Gamett, of San
Franclhco, as members of the monetary
commission provided for by resolution of
the convention. The first meeting of the
commission will be held at Washington
He Was a. Scorcher.
James L. Barnes, a draughtsman, was
arrested by Bicycle Policeman H A.
Dodge for ''scorching" last night.
John A. Lognn's Loss.
Youngstown, Ohio, Sept 16. At noon
today fire broke out at John A. Logan's
Oriole stock farm,, destroying a large
barn, cremating eight fine horses and
destroying nearly a (kuen fine carriages.
Balza Morse M inly died at San Diego,
Cab, yesterday, aged seventy-five years.
He was for twenty jcar& head of the
Virginia Freedmen's Bureau at Rfehmonn
and lat-jr was professor at Wellesley Col
lege. Joseph W. Keeler, manager of "The
White Slave" company, died at Saratoga,
N. Y . yesterday of pneumonia Keeler was
thirty-fiv! years old and unmarried. The
remains vvl!l be taken to I) anbury, Coun.,
Mrs. M M. Biooks, better known sis
"Auntie'' Brooks, and one of the most
famous nurses of the civil war, died at
Pana, III., yesterday, aged eighty-eight
She was a nurse at all the principal bat
tles fought during the war. She was ils.
ot Fort" Donelson and in Andersonville
Comfort Is a Consideration.
The Pennsylvania Railroadthrough trains
to Atlantic City next Saturday and Sun
day. $2 for the round trip. sel6-3t
Twenty Deaths Eiom
Reported by the Board
of Health Last Week.
1411 Penna. Ave. Adj. Wlllard's Hotel,
Oftentimes the nervous system becomes
impaired in childhood. Minds ure over
burdened in school with tco much study
or misdirected teaching. The pleasures
of social life follow, overtaxing the already
weakened nervous system lluslueos lire
Is made up of hurry and worry, shocks
ami excitements. Society, sciences, hml
tiess. literature aud even religion are
all pervaded with a spirit or unrest and
a Competitive zeal which urges Its vic
tims on remorselessly. No man knows re
pose. The Result Is Wreckage.
Particularly is the foregoing true of
Americans. Rapid and perceptive, quick
hi motion, ambltlouH to achieve, always
crazj to get rich, and environed by new
anil often startling possibilities, the aver
age American would have to be endowed
with a triple share of nervous force to
endure the pace he too often endeavors
dr walker makes a specialty
of diseases of the brain and
all nervous diseases.
85.00 A IVSNTH,
TREATMENT AND MEDICINES.
Dally offlco hours, 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday, Thurbday aud Saturday till
8 p. ra. Sunday, 10 to 12.
ALL persons are hereby warned that J.
Martin Proctor is not connected with
this company F. S. BIGGS,, Mauager,
Massachusetts Mutual Lire Insurance Co.
WANTED -Information or whereabouts of
Anna Brown, a white girt of 16 years,
who lert the George Mautsby Home jes
terday morning; she is slenderly built, na
light nalrand eyes, and worea wlntedress
and black straw hat. BOARD OF CHIL
DREN'S GUARDIANS, 47 2 La. ave.
NOTICE -Tlie policyholders of the Massa
chusetts Mutual Benefit will hear of
something to their advantage by sendlnga
postal, with amount or iioHcy, date and
age, to 11. B. S., this office.
NOTlCb TO VE&SEL OWNERS.
In order to make necessary repairs
to the Long Bridge over tile Potomac
River at Washington, D. C, the Phila
delphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail
road Co.. operating the taltimore and Poto
mac Rallioad, will close the draw in the
above named bridge from 6 o'clock p. m.
September 17, until 8 o'clock p. m., Sep
tember ID. and from 6 o'clock p. m., Sep
tember 21, until 8 o'clock p. m., Septem
ber J6. JOSEPH CRAWFORD, Oeneral
1HB CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART
The Gallery will re-open to visitors for
the coming season on Monday next, Sep
tember 20. lbl'7. Tupstiajs, 'Ihursdijs
and Saturday-. admlsMon tree. Mondav-.
Wednesdays and Frldavs, admission 25
cents. The Gallery wjll be open from 0
n. in. to 4 p. in., daily Notice or Sunday
exhibitions will appear later. By order,
F. S. BARBARIN. Curator. se!G-3t
Washington. D. C.
The thirtieth Eession will open October
1 at 8 o'clock p. m.
ProL W. W. Aheger will deliver the ad
dress. The prolession and public are Invited.
For information apply to
DR. F. J. SB ADD, Secretary.
901 R street nw.
Spencerian Business College.
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL HALLS.
In Academy of Muslo Building,
NIntn street, ci-ruer D, uw. Entrance 403
Thirty-third scholastic year. Day and
evening sessions. The leading businessmen
of Washington were trained in this college,
and send their sons and daughters and
candidates for employment here ror train
ing. Rapid writing. English, rapid calcula
tions, bookkeeping, laws, and ethics of
business, science of wealth, science of cit
izenship, vocal aud physical culture, the
art of expression (Delsarte method), short
hand and typewriting.
Terms reasonable, but no competition
with cheap schools.
tufa-' ojK'n cvj tiuslness day and night
throughout the year.
Call or send for new announcement,
'97-'98, containing address of Hon. Ly
man J. Gage, at college commencement,
and names, occupations and address's of
858 graduates of S. B. C.
Mrs. Sara A. Spencer,
au21-lm-em Pilutlpal and Prop.
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE,
1225-1231 Vermont avenue, reopens Sep
tember 7. BROTH ERFABRICIAN,
EMERSON INSTITUTE (Yeung's Acad
emy) Select classical aud mathematical
iichtrt,l for joung men and boys. 914 11th
tl., opposite Franklin Square. Will re
open September 27. Circulars can be ob
tained at the school building or by ad
dressing CHAS. B. YOUNG, Principal
TANNER'S SHORTHAND AND BUSINESS
COLLEGE, Lean and Trust BIdg.. 9th
and F sts. The principal was formerly
OFFICIAL COURT and LEGISLATIVE
STENOGRAPHER, as well as Public Ac
countant. The studies embrace Shorthand,
Typewriting. Bookkeeping. Penmanship and
all brandies of business. Now in session.
BOYNTON-GAiNES-At the Church of
the Covenant, on Wednesday.September 15,
1S97, by the Rev. Dr. Kerr, or Richmond,
Va.. CHARLES HUDSON HOYNTON and
FLORENCE GRISWOLD GAINES, both
or Washington, D. C. It-em
KCLLNAN In loving remembrance of
our beloved daughter, MAUD C. KULL
NAN, who iMed two years ago, Septem
ber 16, 1895.
The trial is hard to bear
Parting rrom one we loved so dear;
But in our hearts she will remain
Until we meet In heaven again.
It BY HER MAMMA.
QUIGLEY On Thursday, Septcmher 16,
at b:45 p. iu., at tho residence of hlsbon-In-law.
W. E. Carr, SOi It street northwest,
PETER QUIGLEY, a native ot the
county Lough, parish of Dromlskin, Ireland
Notice ot funeral hereafter. It
PETER-Ou Thursday morning, Septem
ber 16, 1897, SALLY JOHNS PETER.
Friends invited to funeral services at
Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown, on Fri
day, September 17, at 'J o'clock p. in.
Interment private. It
CAMl'liftLL on Wednesday, Septem
ber 13, 1897. at 5:45 a. m.. MOLL1E A..
eldest daughter ot aohn und Annie Heath,
and wife ol John A. Campbell.
Funeral from her late residence. No.
017 H street southwest, thence to St.
Domlulc's Church, where requiem mass
will be said for the repose of her soul. at 9
a. m.. Friday. September 17. Friends
are respectfully invited to atlend. It-em
332 Pn. Ave. N. W.
First-clns-s service. 'Phone, 1385,
One day gone.
It was a swift one, too.
The crowd of buyers kept
onr salesmen jumping-round
We sold more beds than a
few the $6.50 white enamel
ones with solid brass knobs
at S3. 85.
The large high-back, saddle-seat
Rockers went very,
fast, too. They are worth
$2. We are selling them
during this three-dav sale
We will be busier than
ever today, so get around in,
the morning if you can. 'We
can give you better atten
The store is so crowded
in the afternoon. m
We are giving credit right
along, even at these sale
prices. We are always
pleased to open a fresh ac
13th and F Sts.
THE COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON. D. 0.
Rev. B. L. WHITMAN, D. D Presi
dent. CHARTERED 1821.
160 Prof eesors. Assistants, and Instructors.
Tbe session opens in all schools Septeta
Andrew P. Montague, Ph. D., LL.
Offers to men and women complete course!
m Jjtenuure ana ei. e. lUing k the
degrees of A. B. and B. S.; Schools of Enx
lLib.urei'k. Latin, 'lotttance.dermantc Lan
guages, Mathematics. Chemistry. Physics.
Philosophy, Political Science, Fine Arts.
Entrance examinations will be held as
the University September 27 and 28.
The Dean of the College will be in hisof
flce In the University Building daily, from
10 a. in. to 1 n. m., for the purpose of
The Corcoran Scientific School,
Charles E. Monroe, Ph D , Dean.
This school oWers to men and women the
following- four-year courses of study, each
of which leads to the degree or B. S.:
General Science, Civil Engineering, Electri
cal Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
Chemistry, Analytical. Chemistry, Mathematical-physical.
ogy, Geography, Geology and Mineralogy,
Architecture, Fiuauce and Economics.
Language, aud Literature There are
twciit.) -five deiHirtineiiis in the school, in
which 156 different topics for study are
offered, and special students are permitted
to register for any ot these topics that
they are qualified to pursue The instruc
tion is given between 6 and 10 p. m- The
Dean will be in his office at tbe Uni
versity from 4. to 5.30 p. ni., dally, to
The School of Graduate Studies.
Charles E. Monroe, Ph. D Dean.
Men and women holding suitable degrees
from institutions of repute can pursue
in this school courses or studv leading to
the degrees jt Master or Arts. Master ot
Science, Civil Engineer. Electrical En
gineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Doctor
of Philosophy, two years' studv being re
quired to accomplish the work ror the de
gree of Doctor of Philosophy, and one
year's study being required for each of
the other degrees.
Application blanks may be obtained from
the Dean or the School, and when Med,
they must be submitted, through the Dean,
to the Board of Directors or University
Studies for Inspection and action.
The Lavr School
The Hun. "Walter S. Cox, LL. D..
This school of Ters to men courses or study
leading to the following degrees: Bach
elor ot Law, Master of Law, Master of
Tho entire course ot study In the under
graduate department embraces two years;
beginning with the session 189S-'99, the
undergraduate course will he raised to
three vears: this change will not affect "
students entering this year.
The exercises of the school begin daily
at 6 p. in., winch enables the Fniversity to
profit by the services of eminent Jurists en
gaged In the public rervice at Washington,
and gives to students the entire day for
study, besides permitting young men en
gaged In office duties to enjoy the facilities
of the school.
The Dean will be present In the reception
room at the University building from 4:30
to 0 p. m. daily, after September 15.
Catalogues, giving the courses of study,
terms, etc.. can be obtained on application,
personally or by letter, to
CHARLES W. HOLMES. Registrar.
The Columbian University,
Washington, D. C.
Kindergarten Normal Institute
The Training of Teachers
Model Kindergarten and Graded Sohool.
No extras for French or German.
Miss Susan Pletssiier Pollock, Principal.
Mrs. Louise Pollock, Associate Principal.
Inquire for particulars at the FROEBEL
INSTITUTE. 1426 Q st. nw. sel 1-Sino
Holy Cross Academy,
1312 Mns,nchiisetts Aveone,
REOPENS SEPTEMBER 13.
Thecourscof studies Is complete and prac
tical. Spccialattentloalsgiven to vocal and
instiurorntal music, drawing and painting,
the languages and kindergarten.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
has removed from 1453 Mass. ave. n.w.
to 822 Conn. ave. n.w. (opposite the
Army and Navy Club;. No need to send
your boy out of the city. Young men
prepared for all universities. Faculty
of college men. School reopeua Sept.
2 2. Catalogue on application. WAR
REN W PllELAN, A. M.. Head Master.
THE WOMAN'S LAW CLA8S reopen
October 1, 1897. Three years' course
equivalent of best law scliooU. For
Turther particulars, apply to MRS ELLEN
SPENCER MUSSEY. Atty at-Law, 470
La. ave or MISS EMMA M. G1LLETT.
Atty-at-Law, b02 L st-nw. se9-lmo