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TEM-JBB, 3ffBIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 3897.
Same big- variety of tlie same
sterling- qualities of School
Suits, School Hats, School Shoes,
School Underwear, Hose and
other Furnishings as we have
always shown, and sell them for
less than any other house in
America gets for same qualities.
All s'zes for boys of all ages.
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
12tU and JF Sts. X.W.
Clothes. Furnlhliinj!$. Huts. Shoes.
The fire alarm boxes on the second cir
cuit w re put out of order by the elec
trical itorin last evening.
Wallace Mourer, under Indictment for
biwsel.renking, w9 yesterday admitted to
ball by Judge Cole in the sum of $300
Jacob E. Homii.g "was the surety.
Suit In equity was tiled yesterday by
Rand&ll Hagiier, esecutor, against Elijta
B. BrookealHWough and otliers, asking
Uat the courts interpret the will of
Sarah A. Hagen.
UelMMi Lynn, colored, yesterday after
nown fun.Jsfred $100 bonds Tor his ap-Xiea-aace
m ocurt tirts morning tu answer
n otargt-uf making threateagainst George
LyiB., also okred-
flubert M. Dobbins, being sued by his
wife fr divorce, was yesterday ordered
by JHdge Cole to pay $25 to enable her
U ewurtoy counsel to defend her in the
cross bill filed by him.
WHMani Brooks, colored, was arrested
yeately by Polloeman Adams, charged
wtt having broken into the second-hand
tft&rof Frank Marino, at No. i23 D street
nwtiiwest, last Sunday.
Te will of John Iledhead, dated March
1S,1SQ7 was n led for probate yesterday.
The whole of Uie testator's estate is
Ue4entt.t o Jane rlbead. the wife
Joto "Harris in named, as executor.
Sa ael Brown colored, wanted for ae
ettilttog awl beating Alexander Johnson
M.Tfiil day ago, was arrested by Police
iihmi Godwin, f the Seoemd precinct, yes
terday awl seat to the First precinct eta
tia Te United States Electric Lighting
Gotttpaay have !een given a permit to re
htreet northwest, tHtreen Pennsylvania
avettue wit! P street, with a new eight
wayooadait. Tl tehrrapte guy pole which was re
ported by Policeman J. C. Smith, of ttie
TMnu precinct, as having fallen three
wet.s ago on O street, near the southwest
osriwr wf Twentieth street, has not yet
Jay Hapkiw, an old soMler, came here
yesterday front ClmrkUvt!le t bin the
Preakteat about his peafioiu lie left a
note at the Wake Hoase, and then called
oa Sanitary Orftcw Frank, wlw tent him
10 irie boon- In Virginia.
Upsa nkinjr a deposit of $30 for !n
epeetfon him! rejiairs to pavement?, the
ObeaMatke aut' Ohio Teleplwne Company
WH4 1-e permitted to begin work on the re
patt to Its conduit oh E street, between
Bigtotn and Ninth northwost.
Cliarbjs J . I'tonkett, wlio says he is an
BagiMi oMmiirr, was sent to the Sixth
preoiwt station yesterday by Sanitary
Offloer Frank. lie will be held until ex
atoined by the police mrgeous as to his
sanity The man came here from New Or
leanfc to k rttugre DiKl tite President
t iavesUgate his cage-
NeTC Palido, GOc qt. 909 7th. It
B. & O. BULLETIN.
Atlantic City and return, 'SS, Saturday,
ISth, S p. rn.; Sunday, 19th, 6:30 a. in.
Tkfcets good u rcturnou all regular trains
PhHadelpliiu and return, 52, Bundur. the
19th, 6:3u,7:05 and 9 a. m. trains going;
returning, all regular trains barne day.
lis K1 more and return, $1, Sunday, the
ldth. Tickets good going and returningoii
alt regular trains that date
Niagara Falls and return, $10.00.
October 5th. Special train, with coaches
and Pullman cars, from Washington, S:10a.
ro. Stop over, returning, at Mauch Chunk,
Gien Ouoko, Watfcins Glen.Oeneva.Eoches-
ter, and Buffalo.
Columbus, Ohio, and return, $12.75, Sep
tember 19th to 21st, good until 27th.
Barnesvlile, Ohio, and return, $14.1-1,
Seitteinber i to :M . god until October 2.
Going to Philadelphia?
"'Let's go to Philadelphia Sunday."
'What for?" "To see the sights. Only
$2 ovor the Penney. Fine trains. Takes
yow right into the heart of the city."
If you are going to Atlantic City, avoid
change of cars by taking the Pennsyl-
vairta Railroad- Great excursion next
Saturday and Sunday. selG-3t
"When the Itabbius N"et Agnin
You will have money to burn if you secure
your winter's supply of fuel now. S. S.
Balsa & Son, 703 12th st. nw.; 20S Flor
ida ave. no. Telephones 32S and 338.
In the Center of the City.
The terminus of tlie Pennsylvania Rail
road ia Philadelphia is in tbe center of the
Quaker City, and is the finest station In
America. Special excursion next Sunday.
2 round trip. sel0-3t
The Best Line to Baltimore.
Take the Pennsylvania Railroad to Balti
more next Sunday: only $1.00 round trip.-eel0-3t
1 JBSCaseof24 bottles only Si I
The Finest of
AH Fine Beers. I
have two brews.
that for purity-, bril-
Hancy and delicious
flavor, are unsurpassed.
Of ail malt beverag-es,
-are the favorites. The
-former is liht and
-sparkling. The latter
-dark and heavy in bodj.
-Keep a case in the cellar
3-Cso or 2-4 bottlos dellrered in
unlettered wagons for only SI.OO.
Write or lelciibouo.
E Washington Brewery Co.,
4th and F Sts. 3. E. 'Phone 2154. H
YOUSG WIFE'S SAD PLOT
Her Husband Mysteriously Dis
appears. A COOK FROM ATLANTIC CITY
Edward Freeman nnd His Bride of
n Few Months Arrived Here Hast
StinUiiy AWdiiesdny He Told Her
' That He "Was Goln; to "Work Has
Not Been Seen Since.
Edward Freeman is missing, nnd his
young wife, to whom ho has beeu mar
ried luib a few months, is nearly dis
tracted because of his absence. Freeman
is a cook, and last Sunday came here
from Atlantic City, where he was em
ployed as chief cook in one or the large
hotels oE that summer resort. He en
gaged board and room for hliiiEelt and
wife with C. G. Younger, at Xo. -M0 Kew
Jersey avenue, and said that he came
hero to obtain employment. Neither he
nor his wife knew anyone In Washing
ton, out us Freeman is an experienced
chef he unUciputed no difficulty in se
Ln&t Tuesday he read a want advertise
ment in The Times, where the proprietor
o r. Email hotel on Pennsylvania avenue
dosired to obtain a competent cook. Free
man told his wife that he was going to
apply Tor the plaro and wont down town.
AJtei a short time he returned and told
her that lie had secured the plaqe. and
was to begin work the next day. Mrs.
Freeman nas naturally plcubed at her
husl ami's succest-
Aedi.esloy morning Freeman took his
carving set and other kitchen tools and
le't the house, saying lie was going to
wo!l:. That is the laht that has been
seen of him. When he did not return
home that night Mrs. Freeman became
ver1? uneasy, and yesterday morning went
to the hotel to inquire after her husband
and was surprised to learn that he had
never been there, and that they knew
notl'ing of him.
Becoming alurmed, Mrs. Freeman caused
diligent inquiry to be made yesterday
at ail t'w? hotels, restaurants and other
Caref", but could obtain no news of her
husband. In deiwtir, last night ehe re
pined tlie matter at No. G police feta
tion, and the officers were notified to
look out for tlie missing man.
Mrs. Freem.m U unable to account for
her husband's disappearance as they liad
liad nn trouble ami he was not a drink
ing ni'tn. lie bad some money which he
carried with him, leaving his wife desW
ho trace of the man was found last
COMPLIMENTS THE POLICE.
Commissioner "Wight Has Discovered
That the Force lis Improved.
Cot'Hui'woner "Wight upon his return to
the -6y audrefwed a letter to Majoi
of Police Moore, in which he compliments
highly the Washington police. It read:
On my return to the citv from inv sum
mer's vacation I desire to ay that during
my abbeiice 1 have kept a close watch on
wuat m going on m me citv.tnrougn tne
daily papers, and have been verv much
gratified at the apparent improvement in
the Hjlice and detective departments.
There appears to be a greater alertness
and eincteitcy on the part of tlie men,
which is not only creditable to the force,
bu tattefactory to the citizens.
1 am ia leeeipt of a large number of
comphfneiit&fy leiteoaud expieiaiis irom
the people to this effect, ami I desire that
the officers of the foice Bhall know of my
appreciation of their tflorts and of the
feeling in the community, and also to ex
press tlie hope that this may be but the
i,egmiiiiig oi fctlll greater efforts on the
part or all the men connected with the
Mtijor Moore sent the letter aroundamong
his sulK.rd'nates indorsed as follows:
"It -iffords the majorand superintendent
pleasure to promulgate for the Information
of the force tlw following communication
Trom Hon. -lohu B. Wight, Commissioner
of the District of Columbia, who has im
mediate charge of the police department.
It is hoped that his words of commenda
tion "Kill further stimulate the police to
good, honest and faithful work.-"
EXECUTIVE HOARD AT "WORK.
Greater Portion of the Session De
voted to New York.
The general executive board of the
Knlghns of Labor held two sessions yes
terday at headquarters, No. 43 B street.
The whole day was consumed in con
Bidering tl.e differences between Assem
blies No- 49 and No. 83 of New York.
The board decided to grant a charter to
Assembly No- 63.
The board will hold a brief session this
mormug, at which probably some local
matters will bo considered Mr. Sovereign
will in all probability leave the city
shortly after the board adjourns.
Chri-sthin Endenvorers to Meet.
The flr?t mass meeting of the District
of Columbia Christian Endeavor Union
for the joar 1697-98 will be held thlf,
etenii,g in Calvary Baptist Sunday-school
house ot o'cIock. President Grant Leet
will preside. The annual reports of the
retiring officers and committee chairmen
will be received, and Eliort addresses on
the viork of the new year just being
entered upon will be made by President
Leet and Rev. C. U. Butler, president of
the .Tumor Cmistlau Endeavor Union of
the District. At the conclusion of the
formal program, a reception will be ten
dered the new officers and committees
by the Endeavorerfc of the District, under
the auspices of the retiring board of
Obtained a Big Judgment.
Susan Trances Clark was yesterday
avarded a judgment by defanlb In the
sun vr $2."j,000 against the Mount Vernon
and Marshall Hall Steamboat Company by
Judge Crle. Attorneys Edwards and
Barnard, for Mm plaintiff, as the sole sur
viving heir, ot William E. Clark, filed
the suit on August 19. It was set forth
that the defendants gave the last-named
a note for S2"3,000, payable in two years
arter date, with interest at the rate of G
A Curt; for Bilious Colic.
Resource, Screven county, Ga. I have
been subject to attacks of bilious collo
for several years. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is the
only Eure relief. It acts like a charm.
One dose or It gives relief when all other
remedies rail. G. D. Sharp. For sale by
Henry Evans, Wholesale and Retail Drug
gist, S3S F street, and Connecticut avenue
and S street northwest, and 1-123 Mary
land avenue northeast.
Massachusetts Mutual Benefit
Do you wish to sell your policies to ad
vantage? If so, give number and amount
of policy and age at the present time.
Address Z. JT. X., this office. se5-tf-S
$1.25 To Baltimore anil Re- $1.25
turu vlu Pennsylvania Railroad.
Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday,
September 18 and 19, valid for return
until Monday, September 20; good on any
Eminent Specialists Are at Your
Servioe All Day and Evening
Every One Should Tnlce Advantage
of the Free Examination, Free
Advice, nod Free Medical
NO MATTER WHAT YOUR DISEASE
Whether it be Cnturrli, Deafness,
Atsllimn, Itheuimitisin, Dyspepsia,
Kidney Trouble, Liver Complaint,
neaduehe.s. Nervous ProKtrntlon.
Female Complaint, or any Blood,
Throat, or Lun-; Trouble, Munyon
has a Cure for It.
Munyon's Homeopathic Home Remedies
Comprise a separate cure for each disease
and are sold by all druggists, mobtly 25
cents a vial. .Munyon's static Electrical
Machine cures rheumatism, stiff joints,
paralysis ami neuralgia, and gives new
life to the nerve-racked and brain-weary,
Munyon's Llfo Chamlxsr cures catarrh,
asthma and bronchitis, and heals and
reu tyres the membranes of the throat and
hrngs. Munyon's skilled doctors are at
your service free all day and evening.
Sundays, 2 to 5. 0a 13th st. nw.
TO DIE AMONG THE LILIES
Delirious From Morphine, Rose
Richards Seeks Death.
Tried to Drown Herself in the Lily
Pond in Ajrriculturul Grounds
Her Life a Fust One.
Half-cruzed Avith morphine and after
a night s-pent in dlsipatlon und de
bauchery, Kuse Richards, one of the
fallen, wandered out Into the Agricul
tural Grounds it: ' the Mall and tried to
drown herself and end her sorrows in one
of the lily ponds. Rose Richards was not
lom ago a beautiful young girl. She is now
only twenty-four yearn or age, buc al
ready her once pretty face, dimpled and
rounded with graceful curves, but now
haggard and pale, tells of the life she
has been living.
Durli.g the past year she has been an
inmate of at least a dozen different bawdy
houses In the DiNision, but was almost
Invariably turned out because of her mor
Wednesday night she went to the little
Illy pond, which is a few feet in diameter
nnd spread oyer with the laige green
leaves of the water lily. In the center
of the little lnsoon the watir is perhaps
three feet deep, and t.h- woman had just
struck out for its deepest part, prepured to
lay down and die, when Policeman Couh
rau saw her and ran to her rescue.
He waded out until within reach of the
would-be suicide, and grasping his stroug
arm about her waist, dragged her to the
shore. She vas weeping and pleaded
to be left alone to die. Her cries aroused
the auction of several persons In the
vicinity Dripping with water Policeman
Cochran carried the woman to No I station-house
and placed her in charge jf
the matron. After a few hours' resr- auJ
when ohe had recovered from the effects
of tlie morphine, the young woman was
released and leturued to her old haunts
to continue the life she has been living.
PLAYING HIS OLD GAME.
"Dr." "Wnrner, Alias TVeimer, Un
der Arrest Charged With Frnnd.
"Dr." Charles William Warner, better
known as Weimer, sometimes called Frei
berg, and who possesses a string of aliases
longer than the tails of Mr. Eddy's kites,
is again in trouble- About a year ago he
acquired considerable notoriety and a term
in jail by a clever confidence game through
v hich he victimized a large number of
Weimer, as he was then called, rented
rooms m different sections ot the city -'-ud
filled them with furniture purchased
on the installment plan. Then he secured
a loan from his landlady and disappeared.
He was finally captured by Detectives Car
ter and Gallaher, and a large number ot
oases, v ere made out against him. The
man was erven a long term in jail, and
w hen released was not heard of until a
fuw days ago, when he again appeared here,
and numerous enmplHlnts were received
by the police that he was trying to prac
tlce his old games. Yesterday morning De
tectives Proctoi and Parham found their
man at No. 310 East Capitol street, and
with thtf assistance of Sergt. Montgomery
he was taken into custody
The police say that Warner or Weimer
rented a rr.tin at No- 218 Third street,
where he told the landlady that he was
the assistant librarian at the Congressional
Library. He also attempted to pass a
bogus check on a man named Albrecht.
The "doctoi'' is a German, and Is evi
dently a man of considerable education and
refinement He will be charged with be
ing a suspicious character, and held until
the detectives tully investigate his actions.
Hltten by an Angry Dog.
Annie Howard, a colored girl about six
yeira old, living with her parents on N
street, between Twenty-first and Twenty
second streets northwest, had a part ot
her left index finger bitten oft about
8:30 o'clock iast night by a dog owned
by Mis. Mary Hyward, who lives in the
rear ot the house at Twenty-first and N
streets. The girl was removed to the
Emergency Hospital, and her injuries
Inquest nt Laurel Postponed.
The Laurel Inquest, which was to have
been held last night, was postponed till
Saturday, night to insure tlie attendance
of Mrs. Mark Clift, jr., Mrs. Mark Clifb,
sc, Mr. Cllf t and Dr. Lord, of Baltimo-e,
who, It is believed, will be important
witnesses in the officio I disposition of
the Laurel mystery,
A Set of Teeth for Some One.
Policeman S. S. Ellis, of the Second
precinct, found a set of two false teeth
at the corner of Seventh and N streets
noiti.west on the evening of September
11 last. The teeth are at the Second pre
cinct police station, where they will be
tuired over to the owner upon identifica
tion. $2.00. $2.00.
A day in Philadelphia. Take the stan
dard irallroad ot America. The swiftest,
Grand excursion next Sunday.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
Runs the only through trains to Atlantic
City. Great excursion Saturday and Sun
day next. Best equipment. bel5-4t-em
To Baltimore and return. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad is the favorite line to and
from tbe Monumental City. $1.00 the round
trip next Sunday. telG-3t
-Not a veryrstartllng fact. Only
want to remind you that tomor
row's Saturday '-Saturday is the
day before Bunday, and Sunday
Is "Dress Day."
Tomorrow night we'll be open un
til 11 o'clock.
Need a Hat?
We've the best makers' best
shapes at the best prices made by
Need a Suit?
There's a big advantage in buy
ing it here. Our stock is a virgin
one,, and there's nothing in our
btorc but what's tho latest.
Need any Furnishings?
You'll find our ties the most taste
ful, our blilrts the most dcbiruhlc,
our all, everything that could be
Vjt JLiaUJ. iixxtu
CLOTHIER AND FURNISHER,
lOOr Pa. Ave. ,t
ANOTHER TEST REQUIRED.
Commissioner h "Vnt HoaclIe"InIghc
Motor Tested on Schedule Time.
In accordance wltU their decision to
make another and rinal test or tn. Hond-loy-Knight
air motor, v 1th which It is
proposed to equip the Ecklngton and Sol
diers' Homo Hallway, Commissionei Wicm
ye'terday addressed a letter toW. Kesley
Schoepf, the receiver ot the road, pre
scribing the conditions under which the
trial nips a:e to be made. The letter is
There are a few more tests that I
would like to have made before makiug
a final decision relative to the use of air
motor curs on the roads or which you are
a receiver. The deblred tests are as fol
First. To have one of the cars run for
four days on a regular schedule, the Inter
vals to be as short as the route and the
state of your air compressor will allow.
I f you will agree to this, I have the honor
to requeht that you submit to me a stated
schedule and the route which you think
you would be able to engage to follow.
Second. To fehow the storage capacity
of the motor car, or rather Its ability to
bring in a crippled car from the faithest
point at which a breakdown would be
liable to occur, 1 desire thut the air motor
make a regular bervlce run, taking on
passengers and making stops, from the
power-hoube, at Fourteenth and T streets,
to Center Market, ami Trom that point to
tow back to the power-house one of the
regular electric motor cars now in use on
the Ecklngton road.
Third. To muke a similar test, using
the Brookland end of the hue us a ter
minus la the second run.
Plcuse let me know at your earliest
convenience how soon you will be uble to
mane these tests; in order that I may
have an inspector ready. 1 would sug
gestas It would ibe decidedly to the in
terest of your road -Chat you invite mem
bers of the press to be present on these
trial trips and also' some representative
members of the Ecklngton Citizens Asso
ciation. EXPENSES OF -THE DISTRICT.
Commissioners iGivins Attention U
n Revislonjof the Estimates.
Tho Commissioners yesterday began
the work of revising and amending their
annual estimate ror the expeuses ot
the District government during the en
ifng fiscal year; Ttw work will inRo
about a week and while 16 Is in progress
the Commissioners will deny thexrelves
to visitors after 11 o'eloek In the mora
The method pursued Is, after fixing
up a list of expenses approximating that
of la?t voar, to call the head of t?acb
department into -the room where the
hoard is fitting and hear him upon
the su' Ject of the needs of his office.
These are taken note of and when thi
first draft of the estimates is made
Uiom; which are approved by the Com
mteioners are included.
In the meanwhile Auditor Petty and
Assessor Trimble are drawing up an
estimate for the District receipts during
the year. In these there Is very little
change from last year The eslimate
ot receipts when concluded is submitted
to the Commissioners As Congress bears
half of the District expenses, the amount
is multiplied by two and the final es
tlmates aie then scaled down to meet
the gr.jps appropriation which the clty
vlll have at its command.
WILL LAY THE CORNER-STONE.
Ceremonies at the New Christiuti
The corner-stone ot the new Ninth
Street Christian Church will be laid to
morrow, at Nlnsh and D streets north
east, at 5 o'clock. Addresses will be made
by Rev Fr D. Power and the pastor.
Hcv. Edward B. Bagby. The stone will
be placed In position by the Grand Lodge,
J A .A. M., Grand Master Matthew Trimble
Hcv. C. H. Butler will pronounce the ben
ediction, and J. Edwlu nose will conduct
the musical program, assisted by a chorus
ot fifty voices.
Receivers for tho Southern Build
ing and Loan Association.
The District court? were yesterday peti
tioned by J. T. Rorrows and wife, of Ken
tucky, ti confirm tbe appointment by the
chancery court of Knox county, Tenn., of
D. A. Carpenter and J. W. Conner as re
ceivers for the Southern Building and
Loan Association, of Knoxville, Tenn.
It is nllegpd thaf the corporation is in
solvent, to which allegation the defend
ants make no defense. The petitioners ask
that the receivers he given authority to
take possession of and convert into cabh
any property of the association within
the jurisdiction of the District courts. As
no opposition was made by tbe defend
ants. Judge Cox confirmed the appoint
ments and gave poer as petitioned.
"Will Not Confiscnte Measures.
The attorney for the District, in response
to an inquiry from the sealer of weights
and measures as to what should be done
with regard to the large number of measures
now in use, which, while of proper capacity,
do mt conforn. to the regulations in dimen
slons or shape, submitted an opinion yes
terday, in which he held that, while all
such measures now stamped should not be
confiscated, no more should be passed by
Hnslcell to See Commissioners.
W. C. Haskell, the appointee for sealer
of welpnts and measures in the District,
has intimated to Commissioner Wight in
a telegram that .he will be here today.
Mr Haskell, However, did not say whether
he Intends arcepting the office which he
has been tendered or not, and ifc may
be that he merely desires another con
ference with the Commlssipners.
Only One Perfectly -Equipped
railroad to Atlantic City the Pennsyl
vania. Delawure Bridge route. Through
trains. Peerless service. Great excur
sion next Sunday, $2 round trip. selG-3t
$1.00 Is the Rate to Baltimore
and return next Sunday, via the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. The best railroad enter-
j ing tbe National Capital. telG-3t
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Candidate for House of Delegates
Selected by tho Democrats.
Assailants of Constable Gaines
Turned Over to the County
Alexandria, Sept. 17. Tbe Democratic
primary eler-Tlon held icday to nominate
a candidate for the house of delegates for
Alexandria city and county passed off very
quietly In this city. Mr. L. C. Barley, of
thin city, "was the only legal candidate to
be voted for, as his was the only name pre
sented to the committee and placed upon
the ticket printed by them.
The vote as announced by the judges 'n
this city for Mr. Barley was as follows:
First -ward, 78; Second ward, 143; Third
ward, 436, and Fourth ward, 305. There
were a few scattering votes, which were
Lot counted by the judges.
In Alexandria county the contest was
spiiited, the name of Mr. Frank Hume
having been ''sprung" on the friends of
Mr. Barley. In Jerferson district, the home
or Mr. Hume, the vote resulted: Barley,
3S; Hume, 34.
Washington and Arlington precincts had
not been heard from at a late hour, al
though tbe result cannot be changed, as
the judges have been Instructed not to
count the ballots cast for anyone -ex
cept the "legal" candidate-Mr. Barley.
Intimate friends of Mr. Hume state that
the ube ot his name in the election today
William Harris and James Parker, the
two negroes who brutally assaulted Con
stable Gaines aud made their escape from
that policeman while being brought to
Alexandria some days ago, are behind
the bars in the jail tit this city. The men
were captured by the Washington police
in Washington and turned over to the
county authorities today. Harris was
committed to Jail for ten days by Justice
Seller and Parker was held for a further
hearing. Although still suffering from
the wounds he received, Gaiues brought
the prisoners to Alexandria today, having,
however, taken the precaution to attach
heavy leg irons to their ankles.
Alexandria Council, Junior Order United.
American Mechanics, celebrated its sev
enth anniversary tonight- The members of
the other councils in this city and delega
tions from the councils in Washington
participated. Speechmaklng and music
were features of the evening's entertain
ment. Refreshments were served.
A cae of diphtheria Is reported at No.
G15 South Pitt street.
Mr. William B Dobie has been appointed
captain of the chain gang by City Engineer
RobertScloman, Dan Freemanand.Toseph
Morris refused to work on the chain gang
today and wre locked up at the police
station on n bread and water diet.
Charles Barber was fined $5 in the po
lice court today for fighting, and William
Cookson and William E.Cookson.who par
ticipated in the fight, were released. Sey-
more Gaddis, drunk and disorderly, was
fired $4. Ceha Keys and Ann Russell, also
drunk and disorderly, were flned$2.50 each.
James Piper, colored, reported to the
police today that he had been flim
flammed out of $4.50 by a strange negro.
Piper was met on tho streets by the
stranger who pretended to kno-v him
and advised him that he had found a
pocket boook containing $50. He of
fered to give Piper 5 not to say anything
about the find, but stated that he had
nothing smaller than a 10 bill, after
learning that Piper had $4.30. He
was not long in securing Piper's sav
ings and immediately escaped from the
The removal of the cobble stones In
the square on Prince street between St
Asaph and Pill, preparatory to repavlug,
was begun today. It lb understood that
the city auditor will refuse to draw war
rants for the work until authorised to
do so by the city council, and that i
meeting ot that body will be necessary be
fore the Improvements can be made.
The will of the late Frederic Baker
was admitted to probate in the corporation
court tods.y. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Baker,
wick w of the deceased, qualified us ex
ecutrix. The theatrical season was opened in
thi-eity tonight with Mr. George Graham's
company, which includes Mr. Leo Wheat
tu A Mr. Byron G. Harland. The company
wa gieeted by an appreciative audience
"Burglarized the Douse.
The house of Rachael Jackson, colored,
at No. 1 Oak street, LeDrolt Park, was
entered by a thief yesterday and robbed
of about S8 in cash and a watch. The
money belonged to Rachael Jackson and
the watch to William Gray, a boarder.
The house was entered by an unknown
colored man, who picked a lock on the
front door and walked through the house
and helped himself. Tlie thief was seen
going from the place by a number of
neighbors. Policeman J. E. Draeger ar
rested J. W. Herbert, a colored man, on
suspicion of being connected with the
theft. Herbert at one time lived with
the Jackson family, nnd when seen by
the neighbors he was thought to be the
man they saw leaving the house earlier
in the day.
Overcome by Hent.
George King, living at 53 H street north
west, suffered a sunstroke yesterday after
noon at North Capitol and I streets and
fell unconscious to the sidewalk, inflict
ing a long gash in his forehead. He was
picked up by Policeman Wiggins and
suet to Providence Hospital in a patrol
wagon. His condition last night was
quite serious, but the phy&iciana have
hopes of his recovery.
Arrested for Assault.
Mary I Woodward and Frank Wood
ward, colored, were arrested by Police
man Donovan, of the Third precinct,
last evening for assaulting Powatan Madi
hon, also colored.
Girl Benter Locked Up.
Clarence Taylor, the colored boy who was
wonted for assaulting and beating Rosetta
Of rut several days ago, was apprehended
Toy Policeman Heare, ot the Third pre
cinct, yesterday afternoon-
Box Calf Shoes i
for the Bovs! I
Box Calf Leather Is tough, water
proof, and requires no blacking.
'Twas a great thought to make boys'
Ehoci ot it as wellas men's. Wear
your boy twice as long as ordinary
shoes and always look better.
939 Pa. Ave.
Shoes Shined Free.
Near the Beach.
Rates per day, Sl-50 Bebtof accommo
ifl Tnat alone ougnt to be the rea-
($ son why you should use a Gas
(ft Range in cooking. We have a fine
45 line to t-elecG irom. A good OaM
icange as low as 5-a. xirop in anu
we will show them to you.
I Gas Appliance Exchange, S
g 1424 New York Ave, V
g se I -:f g
Should be read daily, as changes may
occur at any time.
FOREIGN MAILS for the week ending
September 18 close promptly at this office
FRIDAY (b) At 7:20 p. m. for France,
Switzerland, Italy. Spain. Portusnil. Tur
key, Egypt aud British India, per s. s.
Le Breiagne, from New 1'ork, via Havre,
(b) At 7:20 p. m. for Germany, per s. s.
Spree, from New York, via Bremen. Let
ters for other parts of Europe, via Cher
bourg aud Bremen, must be directed
"Per Spree." (b) At 7:20 p. m. for Europe,
iper h. s. Campania, from New York, via
Queenstown. Letters for Germany, France.
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portimal. Tur
key, British India and Egypt must be di
rected "Per Campania." (c)At 10:55 p.
m. Tor Netherlands direct, oer s- s.
Uodatii. from New York, via Rotterdam.
Letters must be directed "Per Obdam."
(c) At 10:55 p. m. for Genoa, per s. s.
Werra, from New York, Letters must bo
directed "Per Werra." (c) At 10:05 p. in.
for Scotland direct, per s. s. Ancborla, via
Glasgow. Letters uiUKt be directed "Per
Anchona." (c) At 10:53 p. m. for Norway
dlrecc, per s.s. Thingvalla. from New York.
Letters itni-t be directed "Per Thingvalla-"
PRINTED MATTER.cta German stti-n-erssalhugrrom
New York on Tuesdaystake
printed matter, etc., for Germany, and
specially addressed printed matter, eta,
for other parts of Europe.
The American aud White Star steamers
sailing from New York on Wednesdays,
the German steamers on Thursdavs, and
the Cunard. French, and German steamers
on Saturdays take printed matter, eta.
Tor all countries for which they are
advertised to carry mall.
Mails for S nr.li nun Centrnl Amer
ica, "West Indies, &c.
FRIDAY -(c) At 10:55 p. in. Tor Fortune
Island, Jamaica, Savanilia and Greytown,
per s. s. Altai, from New York. Letters
for Costa Rica must be directed "Per
Altai." (c) At 10:55 p. m. for Port Au
Prince. Petit Goave, Jeremie and Cartha
gena, per s. s. Alps, from New York, (c)
At 10:55 p. m. for Campeche, Chiapas, Ta
basco and YuCHtan.per t. s. Conciiu, roio
New York. Letters for other parts ot
Mexico must be directed "Per Beneea-"
(c) At 10:55 p. m. tor Haiti. Cuntana. and
Carupano. per s.s- Prlns WHIem III, from
New York. Letters for other parts ot
Venezuela and for Curacao, Trinidad.
British and Dutch Guiana must be directed
"Per Prins Wlllem III. " (b) At. 7:2u p. m.,
for La Plata countries direct, per s. s.
Cvrene, from New York, (bl At 7:20 p. m.,
for ltlo Janeiro and Santos, per s.s. Strabo.
from New York. Letters for other partsof
Brazil must be directed "Per Strabo-' (c)
At 10:55 p- in., for La Plata countries di
rect, per s. s. Meridn, from New York.
SATURDAY -id) At 12:05 p. m., for
St. Plerre-Miquelon, per steamer from North
Sydney. Mails for Newroundland, by rail
to Halirax and thence via steamer, close
here dally, except Sunday, at 12:05 p. m.,
and on Sunday only at 11:35 a. m. (d).
Mail for Miquelon, by rail to Boston and
thence via steamer, close here daily at
3:20 p. m. (a).
Mails Tor Cuba, by rail to Port Tampa,
Fla., and thence via steamers sailing
Mondays and Thursdays to Havana, close
here dally at 3 p. m.(e)
Mails for Mexico, overland (except those
for Campeche, Chiapas, Tatasco and Yu
catan, which, after the Wednesday over
land closing, will be forwarded via New
York, up to and including the 10:55 p. rn.
closing Friday), close hero dally at 7:10
Mails for China and Japan, per s. 8.
Tacoma, from Tacoma. close here daily
up to 6:30 p. m-, the 19th instant.ld)
Mails for the Society Islands, per ship
Troplo Bird, Trom San Francisco, close here
dally up to G:30 p. m., the 24th instaut.Cd)
Malls for Hawaii, per s.s. Australia, rrom
Snn Francisco, close here dally up to 6:30
p. m., the 2i)th tnstaut.(d)
Malls for China and Japan, specially
addres.ed only, per s. s. Empress or India,
from Vancouver, close here dally up to
0:30 p. m., October 4.(0.)
Mails for Australia (except those for
West Australia, which are forwarded via
Europe), New Zealand, Hawaii. Fiji and
Snmoan Islands, per s. s- Moana, from
San Francisco, close here dally up to
6:30 p. in., October S.(d)
TRANSPACIFIC MAILS are forwarded
to the ports of sailing dally, and the sched
ule of closing Is arranged on the presump
tion of their uninterrupted overland tran-
(a) Registered malls close at 10 a. in.
(b) Hetistered malls close at 1 p. m.
(c) Registered mails close at 6 p. m.
(d) Registered malls close at 6 p. m.
(e) Uegi&tered malls close at 1 p. m.
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
JAMES P. WILLETT,
Changes Made in the Police De
"Upon the recommendation ot Major
Moore, George T. Newton, George V. John
sou and William J. Kenney were yesterday
appointed privates ot class one ot tho
police force, vice Edelin, reMgned: Bland
ford, deceased, and Kenney, deserted.
Polkeman Kenney, who is named as
one of the appointees, is the same whosts
disappearance several weeks ago earned
euch excitement in police circles, aud
who was subsequently dismissed as a de
serter. Commtssiorer Wight gave as his reason
foi reinstating him that the policeman
had 1-een temporarily deranged and was
not responsible for his actions at the time
of his desertion. Private W. L. Harries was
promoted to be mounted patrolman, vice
Knights of Labor Meet.
District Assembly, No. G6, Knights of
Labor, met; last evening at Plasterers' Hall.
There was a large attendance, b':c nothing
was given to the press for publication.
After the meeting, tbe executive board
held a brief session.
The Smoothest, Swiftest, Safest
Railroad between Washington and Phila
delphia is the Pennsylvania.
Great S2 excursion next Sunday.
The Best Equipped Railroad
In America- The Pennsylvania Railroad
will Roll tickets tn Bnlt.imnro nnrl return
I next Sunday at rate of $1.00. selG-3t
The Busy Corner.
8th and Market Space.
0ur U M fahnlHInjr hb
A week we call special attention to Bllka,
All our new shipments are Introduced oa
this day, and all odds and end! are doomed
to go at any price.
The much abused, in many Instances, Is
the best day in the week ror us, and our ,
remnaut sales always show large results. ,
These remnants are beginning to accumu
late because our silk trade is showing a
big Increase in sales. One to five yards
are always put aside for the remnant uble
and sometimes larger pieces.
One lot ot assorted pieces ot different!
qualities, colors and kinds suitable for '
wal-sta or trimmings for dresses, will also "
do for fancy work
Only 1 5c yd ;
A blgselectlon of figured Tarretas.printed
Indlas and assorted Chiaa Silk remnants,
In length from 2 to 8 jards, former value
from 35c to GOc
1 9c a yd
Remnants of changeable Taffetas, black I
satin Brocades, black Ubadame and plain
Duchess novelty stripes and assorted
colored novelties, in wasst and skirc
29c to 69c a yd
First Floor Bargain Tables.
Wash Goods' and
(Third Floor, New Building.)
One lot ot yard-wide Sea Island Percala
remnants, suitable for Boys Waists or
Ladie' Wrappers. Tlie same cloth as the
12 l-2c. quality. Only 3 T-8
Onelot of fair quality Unbleached Canton
Flannel; 2 to 10-yard length. Only
One lot of Unbleached Muslin Remnants,
just as good as the 3c. kind, only not
quite as wide x T-So
One lot of Cream ShaKer Flannel
Remnants; double face 3 r-so
One lot ot Unbleached Pillow Case
Muslin Remnants; special.. 4 T-So
One lot ot Beautiful Wrapper Flannel
Remnants; the real French style3,
One lot of New Fall Outing Flannel '
Remnants; the grade on themarket 6 T-So
One lot of Extra Heavy Unbleached Can
ton Flannel Remnants; the same as tbe
12 l-2e- kind Cot rrom the price--7" X-So
One lot of new light and dark Cameo
Drapery and Cretonne Remnants; alt the
latest colorings aud designs T X'S
One lot of doable width Dress Good
Remnants; mixtures, checks and plaids;
special ....8 3-40
One lot or double-wuith, ait-wool Dress
Goods Remnants, in plain Serges, Henri
ettas and Fancy Brocatelles, 39e and
otic values ....25o
For these Bargains, take the Eleratorto
the third floor.
Remnants of Linings.
2,000 yards of French Percaliae andEng
lish Silesia, in fast black and colors, from
Se to 2oc S yard, in the piece- Rem
nant price ..5 3-40
500 yards of 38-iiH-h Taffeta RustletLIn
Ing, in Wack and colors, worth from
lOc to 15c a yard in the piece. Rem
nant price.. ...5 3-40
First Floor, north aisle, New Building.
Bo, n sroKAOECO., 10 to 15 Est
, Co U, ne. Si to S3 per uioata.
Finished in Forest Green, An
tique Oak, Imitation Mahog
any and Japanese.
Positively the biggest trade
ever offered in this city.
Take them now, for you'll
never get another chance like
HOUSE & HERRMANN,
Tib and I Sis. N. W.
I HIGH-CLASS I
APARTMENT HOUSE. I
The Highland Terrace Apartment
House, Cor. 14th an3
Mass. Avenue, $
With tho finest outlook In the
city, in perfect order, with all
modern conveniences, Is
ready for tho inspection eff in
tending: tenants. S
Apply on the premises to the
WASBmSTOH LAW AHR' CLAIMS COMPAHY
Booms 5 & 7, 472 La.ave.n
This 1 company will i purchase Real Estate,
the title to which i defective or in dis
pute, or will clear Jart saia titles for tha
?w,ney- ,AVu,l'ayack tasev at a discount.
Will furnish botrus in criminal and civil
cases. iir act as receiver, assignee,
guardian, or trustee. Will prosecute claims
or ah kinds and will BUY ANh SELL such
as- are assignable.
Street aud Steam Railroad Accidens
Cases a Specialty. No charge for Conpul
latiou. tfuancial Assistance Furnished to
Litigants on Reasonable Terms.
Tclephoue.o.lll8- JOHXG SLATER.
Ko one need rarrer.
jjk sHKAxitai (Spe
cialist), 804 Ninth
et. nw. PUes ot
whatever form, no
matter oC how ions
cured, without cut
ting, tying or detention from business.
Consultation free. se6-dexS-UIlse.'(;