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THE TIMES, WASHiarqTOET, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1897,
You'll want to spruce up a
little if you're going- home to
vote and visit the home folks.
Get a Suit and Top Coat of the
ROGERS, PEET & CO. make
at $15, $18, 20, $22.50 or $25,
and you'll be as well and fash
ionably dressed as if you had the
swellest at twice these prices.
AU correct stj-les in latest
colors and patterns, of the most
popular fabrics. All sizes.
Robinson & Chery Co.,
12th and F Sts. K. W.
MERIT SYSTEM DENOUNCED
Sharp Talk at the Anf i-Civil Service
Viiilnnil Voters "Exhorted to Tin All
du V Iit-lr Power ti Defeat the lro-
IMi-sed A uiundmenl.
TIkj ItepuMksu Ami-civil Service Re
form League held itK regular weekly meet
ing , Hwertch's Hotel last night. the
tfttdraiitn. Boa. H. 11. Eaker, prodding.
Tr4tonX, C!pj) was not present, as it
-was ttMoglK tiie proceedings would not be
au iniertssUng: iku&1, own-; to tlie iact
tbat all active -work or tl.e sv-ociatlon lias
hh suspended pending Uic printing or
tfic uiU Svtt service petition- Ncverthe
lew h if mridentUe number were in attend
aiwe and listened with intercfct to the ad
dreie IdiwrtMt by several prominent
ReHUciiii prt'iwut- During the evening
HAH Thomas A Hu-on of Iowa, was elected
an houiHry member and Secretary Letter
wlirecieUocoAin.uiiieatethelact to Him
1Y. W. C. Hoteler. Kilo ha just returned
from a tow ttopmgh Maryland, where he
list been engaged in establishing otvil
wjrvice reform associations, was firfct
oaHed oi for a Xew remarks- He spoke
uboat the growth, of aseutliBnt antagonis
tic la oicil-erice reform and Paid the mint
ber of persons who wereopjKjd to the sys
tem would surprise mo-t of those present.
Tne feeMng, he said, had its inception in u
knowledge of the great frauds perpetrated
In the name of civil-service reform
Gradually the faults of thtj system Itself
began to he learned and now the prepon
derance of sentiment is against civil
bervioereforinin its entirety.
Civil service reform, he went on to say,
was a sort of Trojan horse, by means of
wlach the Democrats insidiously gained
acocss to two citadc or office, and as a
resait they are still drawing the salaries.
A knowledge of the manner in which they
have been fooled is now reaching the
voters, and tttey demand that the whole
curies of legislation be nullified.
"I bare ho doabt," continued the speaker,
"ttiatwben the votes come to be counted
la Maryiaud it will be found that a ma
jority of the electors are pledged to com
bat oivii service reform."
Cftairm&n Baler followed with an ad
dress, in which he advised all ilatyland
voter to get into the field and work with
all tbefi jiower against tlte proposed civil
6or-ioe reftHW amendment tothe Maryland
oonttltuOoii. The proposition to pass it
through tbe legislature, he said, was inimi
cal t the be interests of the Republican
party.as wfH as to the welfare of the State,
and it behooved every patriotic citizen to op
Jar. P. P. Lewis made a resolution to
mieptsod the rules to have the meeting
jnxa a. resolution, now in the hands of
the resolution committee, denouncing thei
civil fiervioe law and calling upon all
oitlEeus to oppose lt. The motion was
put U a vote and lost.
A reatlutlon was next Introduced pro
viding for the abolishment or the civil
eervioe reform rules in the Government
Printing Office and providing that oopiee
ehonM be fvui to toe President and Fublte
Printer Palmer. It was referred to the
committee on resolutions. This concluded
the Uw4wm of the evening and the meet
ritKSAGI2CG TnE STORM.
Weather Bureaus Excellent "Work
in Ordering; Danger Signnl.
The fira indications of tlie recent severe
Atlantic hurrioane were detected on the
eooUi Atlantic coast by the delicate instru
ments of tlie Weatlier Bureau, on Saturday
afternoon, and danger signals were ordered
on tlie Carolina coast at that time. Sun
clay mointug the storm began in the region
of Haueras and danger signals were or
dered dismayed at all ports as far north
as XaaUicket. By Monday morning the
Imrrirane was raging with terrific energy
from Xaatwket lu Wilmington. The storm
has con'inued. all hough greatly diminished
in force, since Tuesdav moridng. and is now
apparently dying out or moving ranr.er
ol to sea.
Danger "wflilng and special telegraphic
iMrticttae were displayed at all ports Hrelve
to twenty-four ltonrs in advance of the
bnrrioanc, and as a result disaster to ship
ping has been insignificant. Reports just
received from station 8 from Norfolk north
ward to New York show that over 820
vessels remained In port a, a result of
advanced information given them as to
the cunning storm.
The German steamer Polaria, loaded and
wt paasengers, stranded immediately in
front of the weather bureau station at
Cape Henry, about 700 yards from shore
tlrfs morning. The surr was running too
heavy for the life-savers to reach the vessel.
Tlie Cape Henry oten er called assistance
by means of Uie weather bureau telegraph
lines, and tugs soon arrived from Norfolk
for the purpose of taking off the passen
gers. I JGST-Case of 24 bottles only $l.
You may as well
drink fine beer
I especially when it costs
& no more than many ji
B brews which are vastly g
B inferior in even'- particu- H
K lar. P
have no superior any-
where. They are brewed g
of choice hops and malt
are absolutely pure and
are most delicious in 1
flavor. The former ir,
light The latter is dark
and heavy, str-
35 Case of J L ... . ...- ,.
unlettered v "'"J08 doJtVorml in
Write or -En fur only SJ.O0.
Wasltfiigton Brewery Co.,
ti and F Sts. 2L E. 'Phone 215
1j . -I v' i-sm !fcHCaj arvc tn ggT?!!, FZTTZZ
t "DRY FEET," S4.98. t
It is not "dry feet" we want to sell you for $4.98, $
0 but an elegant "Cork-sole" Black Calfskin Hand-
j sewed Shoe, which will keep the feet dry, and a
which we will put up against any custom-made shoe 4
f at any price, Calf-lined two styles the wide "com-
mon-sense" toe and the medium round "New r
$ York" toe. Finest shoe ever sold at its
a orice S4-3"B J
I CROCKER'S, sShlnedrreft 939 Pa. Ave. J
Visiting Delegates Entertained
at Masonic Temple.
PLEASANT SPEECHES MADE
Welcome. Extended by Supreme Dep
uty George Gibson and Hespone by
Grand Commander Major W. Uny
lihK rjidie of the Visitors. He
ceived by the President. -
The reception and promenade concert
tendered tin officers and delegates of tlie
Supreme Council, 3:id and ia,t degree,
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Kite Ma.-ons
and their ladies by tlie local members of
tlie fraternity, last evening, at Masonic
Temple, was a brilliant ariair from every
point of view. Many invitations had
been issued" "aud these were geuerously
responded to, it beiug estimated that be
tween ROO and 1,000 gue.sls assembled to
pay lionoro the distinguished visitors.
The local committees in charge of the
affair le't nothing undone to make the
occasion a p!c-asnnt one for the guMb ol
honor and a pleasant memory in the local
liistory of the order. The- music hall
presented a charmine eene, brilliantly
illuminated and tastelully decorated with
a profusion of chrysanthemums, the na
tional colors, and the emblems of ttw
order of Scottish Rite Masons. Added to
atl this there was excellent and inspir
ing music, iurni-jhed by Haley's Inaugural
Orchestra, consisting or twenty-five pieced,
under tlie immediate leadership of Prof.
At S 30 o'clock the assemblage was
called to order, and Supreme Deputy George
Gibson, in a few well chosen and appro
ciative words, in behalf of the fraternity
of tlie Jiistnet of Columbia, extended a
cordial wlcome to the members of the
Supreme Council aud their lady friends.
The response on beha'C of the council wan
made by Grand Commander Major W. Bay
llss of this city. The response for the
visiters was made by Calvin Edwards, or
The promenade, which commenced a few
lMnutoaafier 6 o'clock, was led by Supreme
Deputy George Gibson audMrs. Gibson, and
was taken part in by about 150 couples.
After the promenade dancing wab the
order, aud was participated lu generally,
the young folks being very much in evi
deuce m this Teature of the entertainment.
The reception and concert was in charge
of the following committees:
Executive- George Gibson, Samuel Eb
orly, E. J Pullman, Maj. J. B. Campbell,
Capt. John McLaughlin.
Reception -Maj. J. B. Campbell, Thomas
Ellis, T. E Cross, John L. llempel, Philip
Reltter. t .
Entertuininent-Capt. John McLaughlin,
chairman; C. E. Crowcll, John Lynch, O.
II. Brigps, V. L. Wilkinson.
Decorations-George Gibson, chairman; A
S Brust, John 11 . King, W. J. Wallace,
The local committee whose duty it Is to
entertain the ladies, the wives and dangli
tcrs of the officers aud delegates to the
Supreme Council had a busy day. After
lunching at Freund's the visitors went to
tne State, War andNavy Department wheie
they were cordially received by Secretary
Long. From there they went to the White
House to pay their respects to President
McKinley, who also gave them a cordial
Among those of the party who called on
Secretary Long and President McKinley
were: Miss S. I). Favor, Massachusetts,
Mrs. E. S. Foster. Massachusetts, Mrs.
E. W. Atwood, Connecticut, Miss Emma
Atwood, Connecticut, Mrs. P. O. Anderson
New York, Mrs. Horace PIgg, Connecticut.
Mrs. C. W- Edwards, New York, Mrs. L. B.
Hinman, Conecticut, Mrs. B. c. Bpr.tly,
Rhode Island, Mrs. Wm. E. Bixby, Mrs.
Charles E. Sturgis, Mrs Robinson, Mrs.
Fred Ricker, Massachusetts, Mrs. Jack
man, and Mrs. M. V. Dosh.New l'ork.
The entertainment committee consists
of the following John McLaughlin, O.
H. Brtggs, C- E. Crowell, V. L. Wilker
som Mrs. Mary M. North. Mrs. George
Gibson, Mrs. O. H. Brlggs, Miss Theodora
North, Mrs. Philip Reiter, Mrs. M. W.
Bayliss, Mrs. H- B. Moultou, Mrs. S. G.
Eberle, Mrs. D. J. Roberts,
The program for today Is to visit the
Capitol and the new library buildings.
The local lodges of Scottish Rite Masons
will entertain the delegates to the su
preme council this evening with a ban
quet at National Rifles' Armory.
The afternoon session of the council
was taken up with the consideration of
executive business. An effort was made
to reach the question of the removal of
the Grand Orient from New l'ork to Wash
ington, but without avail.
BOSS BA HBERS MEETING.
Resolution Adopted to Mnlntain the
Present Stnndurd of Wages.
A largely attended meeting of the Boss
Barbers Association was held lust even
ing at the rooms of the Labor Bureau.
Presabnt Seversou was in the chair and
Mr. George T Lee reoirdcd the proceed
ings. The special business which demanded
attention was the formulation of plans,
to maintain ;i scale of prices for work
and wages for employes, and to give
prom'nence to the organization by dis
playing its cards in conspicuous places.
After some discussion it was decided to
continue the present standard of prices
for all toiij-ihl work, and to employ only
union barbers It was also agreed to hold
a conference with the Journeymen barbers
at an early date, to adopt a scale of
A conndttee of six was appointed to
draft a constitution.
Juvenile Colored Thieve.
A gang of youthful colored thieves who
for Ingenuity and cleverness might be
trained by some 1'agln, have, for month
past, been a source of constant loss to the
dealers in Center Market and worry to the
police. Thej range from about six years
to fifteen and seemed to have a tegular
organization . Members of the gang have
i been broueht up for theft from time to time
and ypi;truiiy two iiiuTe uc?e cuunc in
Tnev were George McPHerson and Wil
liam Wheeler, aged eleven and thirteen
respectively. Thb former was sent to the
Reform School while Ward was fined $5.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money If it falls to
cure. 2Dc, se2-tt
WHIRLED THROUGH SPACE
Test of the Pneumatic Tube at
BOOKS SENT TO THE CAPITOL
Even u File, of the London Times
"Went Through the Conduit Time
CoiiNtiined in Enc.li Trial Varied
Prom !Nliic to Twehe Minute
Sunt. Green Pleaded.
The first official test of the operations
of the speed and capacity of Use pneumatic
tube bet ween the Capitol and Congressional
"Library buildinge was made yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The trials
were made under the peisonal direction
of Librarian Young and proved eminently
satisfactory. Three separate t-sts were
made, the "can lor"' containing ntiiclch of
different rUca ;uid weights on eacli Jour
ney from the. Library to the Capitol.
The first test was made with Librarian
Young at the Capitol end and Mr. Hutch
inson, jsiipcrintcndent of the reading room,
at the other. The lirst trial umbisted u,
sending a heavy vo'unic from the Cap
itol to the Library and the return of the
"carrier" to the Capitol; The time re
quired was ten minutes. The second (rial
consisted in sending four heavy volumes
fnnn the Capitol to Mr. Slawson, super
intendent of the- periodical department,
at the Library. This trip, although the
weight v. as much greater than in the lirst
was accomplished in nine and a half mln
The last test v,-ae an order from Mr
Young ror a file of the London Times, whic'.i
was delivered into his hands at the Capi
tol lu twelve minutes after the menage
was sent. The longer time required for
this delivery was caused by the dif
ficulty in loading the "carrier" The
messenger was compelled to go to the
fourth njor for the file asked for, and then
it was Tound too large to be taken down
to the lower floor by the carrier So it
had to be carried down the stairs by a
Supeiintendent Green, who "was present
and assisted ut the tests, expressed hltn
slf as grtatly satisfied with the result
of the trial. When it is remembered that
tlie "messages" or "orders" for those books
sent to tlie library were received through
the pni'titnatic tube it will show that e
cellent 'ime in the transmission of th
books ordered. It Is expected that when
there Is an additional equipment of ten
phone service the time of sending bojks or
peiiodlcals to the Capitol from the Library
will be reduced to five or eight minute
Among those who wituessed the tests
were Librarian Young, his private secre
tary, M J. cavnnagh; superintendent Li
brary building, R R. Green; T. Solberg.
register cr copyrights; J. C. Hanson, super
intendent of the catalogue department. Dr.
Pnedenwald, superintendent or manuscript
department. v ho were at the end of the
tube in the Capitol; Mi. Hutchinson, super
intf ndent of reading room; J. C Curlls, ltI
department; Mr. Thomas Clarke, superin
tendent of law library; Allen G. Slawson,
superintendent of periodicals; P L. Phillips,
superintendent halls of maps and charts;
Assistant Librarian i. r C. Griffin; Super
intendent of Music W R- Whittlesey, and
Miss Mcrtie Mason, his assistant.
BEGINNING A NKW TERM.
Cnlvarv Tiantist Sunday School
TJnlonV. Annual Fall Meeting.
The sec-Jnd anual tall reunion of the
officers and teachers of the Calvary Bap
tist Sunday school was the occalon of a
large gathering al the church last evening
Tlie cus'oni is to have one reunion in the
spriug and another in the fall of each
year. The spring reunions are devoted
to discussions of the work of the teachers
and the consideration o plans for tins
future. The object of the fall conveu
uon is social intercourse, preparatory to
the beginning of a new Sunday-school
In point of numbers as well as socially
the reunion la-t evening eclipsed all former
gathering" of the kind. Nearly every
teacher was present, aud many were ac
eompanlc-d by their wiveB and daughters.
An hour was spent socially in the vestry
of the church, after which everyone re
paired to the Sunday-school house and
Iiartook -f refreshments. The house Avas
adorned with palms and cosmos, with a
background of deep red bunting.
When refreshments had been served an
interesting program was rendered. Mr.
E. B. Curtis, told in a delightful way
what he, as a rambler, saw and heard
in the West; Mrs. Annie Hobos gave some
Impressions received along the Merrimac
and at Old Orchard Beach; Mr. Miles M.
Shand, In a neut address on the topic
"Westward Hoi" spoke of the great Chris
tian Endeavor convention at San Fran
cisco last summer; Miss Julia Stlckney,
who has been attending school at Holyoke,
Mass., enlightened the gathering on school
life at Northfleld and Holyoke.
One of the most enjoyable features of
the program was a skelcff'-bil "Rapid
Transit as I Know lt,J' by Mr. A. Rankin
Thornton. He recently made a journey
through the West on a freight train. "On
Historic Ground" was the subject of an
address by Mrs. W. H. Baker. Mr. H. lh
Kimball, an observer at the Weather Bu
reau, gave the assemblage an unexpect
ed word trip "Into the Realms of the
Clouds." Miss Ella D. McLaurin, of Bos
ton, spoke on "The Supreme Object in
Sunday-school Work." Miss McLaurin will
attend the Christian Endeavor convention
at the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church tomorrow and Saturday, but came
to Washington several days earlier to be
present at the reunion last night. Dr.
Samuel II. Greene made the eloMng re
marks of the evening.
The success of the reunion is due the
following persons. Supt. P. II. Burton, who
arranged the program; Mrs. C. E. Mower,
who had charge of decoration; Mrs. J. E.
Dawson, who looked after the refreshment
portion of the program
Found Guilty of Petit Larceny.
Marie Delcomyn, a nur.sC- glri, in the
employe or Miss Clara Itarnsburg, was
found guilty of petit larceny before Chief
Justice Bingham jesterday. It was testi
fied that she stole a gold watch and chain
val'ied at $42. A plea of irresponsibility
as a result of a seere case of illness
was entered by her lawyers, Messrs. An
rcw Y. Bradley and G. Thomas Dunlop,
and the jury reduced the charge from
grand to petit larceny.
I JOHNSTONS, I
729-731 7th St.
Many of our customers make up
large orders from our great list of
Groceries and Jlousefuriiishings Sup
plies. You can get a whole page,
containing 100 trading stamps, by
making a ?10 order, and fill moro
than three pages or your hook.
lleclcer's IJuelcivhent, 8 l-2c.
, 400 packages of Ivory Starch at
8 cents each.
Mixed NutH, a2e. lb.
. 750 lbs. of English Walnuts, large
and sound, 111 cents lb.
Ciilil'urnin Peaches, 7c.
B00 pounds Cracker Dust at 6
aud one-half cents lb.
350 bushels of Rest Burbank Po
tatoes, at 75 ccv?ts bushel.
:i00 puckages Smith's Egg Noodles
at 10 cents each-
7 Larce Nutmegs, 5c.
Poneless Codrii.li, Gc. lb.; Chicken
Cod, whole fish, 0c lb.
Wft-dibonidK, 10c. ench.
Conl Hods. ldc. eu.oh.
We have a few hundred Mop
Sticks, with patent holders, at 5
Cednt Ttihn, 35c. each.
500 Mops, large and well made, to
go at 6 cents each.
Coul Sleve, 5c. each.
1,000 dozen Clothes pins at 3
dozen for 5 cents,
Toilet Paper; II l-2e. roll.
500 Cotton Clothes Lines, best
White hard twisted, at 5 cent each.
Coul Shovels, 3c. ench.
- 800 pounds of White Flint Rice at
D and one-half cents lb.
700 Hemp Clothes Eities at half
usual value 3 cents each.
lO-.jiece Toilet sets, $1.50.
GOO Flour Sieves, worth 15 cents
each, to go at 5 Cents.
5(-piece Tu Set."., S2.00.
1,000 China Decorated riates at
3 cents each-
3--.triiiK: Hrooms, 10c. each.
300 -1-string Brooms, very large,
green straw, extra heavy, at 15)
a-.-.t rinir Jlruoms, 2-le. each.
100 Holders for Toilet Paper for
4 cents each.
Pickled Alaska Salmon. 10 cents
lb. this season's catch.
Clark's Preserves, 15c. pail.
700 nounds of Best Table Butterine
at 13 and one-half cents lb., in any
l'repareu smokeu Jiernng, ooueiess
and skinned, 10 cents box.
Cocoa-nut.., 3c, 5c. , 7c.
Elgin Butter, 28c. lb.
300 dozen Eggs at 1-t and one-
half cents dozen no more than 0
dozen to each customer.
Best Round Steak today at
11 cents pound.
Si i loin Stculc, I5e. lb.
Bet Porterhouse Steak at 15 cents
Uome-lresHcd Porlc, S l-2c. lb.
Sausage, both green and smoked.
at 10 cents pound.'
Tjird ut 5 l-2e. pound.
12 roxef. 200's Matches, Oc.
Safetv Tin Boxes of Matches, con-
tatnlnir 1.000 matches. Tor 8 cents
500 lbs. French Cnndy, 5 l-2c.
800 nounds or Fresh Beet for
boiling aud stewing at 5 cents lb.
1.000 pounds or suck uauuy, ail
flavors, at S cents pound.
Chocolate, loe. cube.
800 cakes of Guaranteed Pure
Sweet Chocolate, 4 cents each.
Elgin Ciindeiied Milk, 8c.
1.000 cans of Imncrial Cream
Ismallj at 6 cents can.
Toilet J'oap, 7c. box.
300 bottles of Catsup, worth 10
cents each, to go at 5 cents.
California Apricots, 8c.
150 boxes of Figs," new, just re
ceived, at 4 and one-half cents each.
Table Oil, 8c. bottle.
700 bottles of Olives, handsome
fruit, at 10 cents each.
100 barrels of Best Family Flour
at Si4 .o ner Darrer, eacKs, anc, me,
OUO uiass uiiiuici ui jcjjtiiuvi
Mustard at 4 ana ouc-nait cents.
Honey Cakes nt 12c. lb.
25 barrels of Oyster Crackers at
5 cents pound.
Tjirge Prunes tit 6c. lb.
500 pounds of Imported Kaisins
at B Cents pounu.
lle.st Pnc lease Oats, 7c.
300 Sugar Bowls, filled with Pre
pared Mustard, at 10 cents each.
Baby Brand Milk, 10c.
800 cans of Eagle Brand Con
densed Milk at 15 cents each.
Macaroni, 5 l-2c. puckae.
900 lbs. of Lard to go as a special
at 5 and one-half cents pound.
300 cans California Apricots at
12 and one-half cents can.
T-arge Cans Tomatoes, 8c.
'COO cans String Beans, large, 3-lb.
size, at 7 cents each.
Boxes Ball Blue:, 50!
800 packages of Best Corn Starch
at 3 and one-half rents each.
Star and Uornx Soups, 2 l-2c.
900 cakes of Peerless Soap, very
old and dry, at 1 aud unc-ha.f cents
JOHNSTON'S, 729 and 731 7th St.
That Splendid Stock
& OP W.ELL.MAX, KEED & CO. H
fcl hascansel Intense excitement In the clothlnj: trade. Customers cone rl
In prepared to doubt our word, hut when they have examined the eools j
sta and compared the prices they admit that they never saw such bargains
pn before. Think of buying cood, honest, well-made Clothing &2
ra At 25c on the Dollar! Sj
Pj Come at once. Don't delay a moment. uij
pl Read the following prices carefully, and when you get to the store you j
pj will realize that these bargains are the biggest that have ever bien &2
Z& offered. n
L Men's Heavy Worsted Cape Mackintoshes, Pj
Black and Blue. Warranted and worth $7. QO Qh
ffjb vo Sit ....a..... ' ,
able Working Trousers,
taped seamed, double
Men's Blue. Black and
Fancy Cheviot Trousers,
good business pants
Men's Trousers, phenom
enal values in Worsted and
Cassimeres. We close this
lot out ouickly by offering
Men's strong Working
BuitK, for ouick selliig
price , ,.
Men's Plaids and Over
plald Snit, assorted styles
Men's Suits, Fine Cassi
meres. English errecis. well
tailored; sale price
Men 'a riue bcotch Tweed
and Plaid Suits, nevpr of
fered for less than $1-1; for
this great sale.
A QUAHREL LEADS TO BLOAVS.
"Veli-3nown Citizens to
pear in Police Court.
Two warrants were sworn out yesterday
by Mr. J. S. Cleggctt for the arrest of
Arthur 8. Thompson on the charges of
assault and profanity. Mr. Cleggctt Is
clerk in the ofrice or the Southern Rail
way and resides at No. 1012 Twelfth
street. Mr. Thompson is a wood and
coal dealer at Second and B streets south
west. It is alleged that the trouble grew out
or an old quanel between the two men.
Mr. Clegcctt brought suit, somo time ago,
against Mr. Thompson, ror the recovery of
a sum or money alleged to have been
clue him, and obtained a verdict yesterday,
lie called at Mr. Thompson's orrice in rer
erence to the matter, and the old quarrel
was renewed. Hard names and harsh
things were said, and fiuali, it Is alleged,
OJeggett was ordered rrom the pLtce, but
rerused to go until his mission had been
fulfilled. Thereupon it lb stated that
Thompson struck Cleggett a blow in the
face aud brought blood, at tlie same time
glvimr vent to his feelings in unparliamen
When Mr. Cleggett applied for the war
rants he was covered with blood, which j
was streaming in proroslon rrom his nose.
Tllcy were placed in the hands of the police
at No. G station and will be served this
TWO TEACI7EHS CALLED AWAY.
Hiss Dclu P. MiiKsey and Mr. Geo.
P. Smith Go to New York.
A proof of the high standing of the teach
ers of the high schools is found in the fact
that two of them, Miss Bela P Mussey and
Mr. George .1. Smith, were recently ap
pointed U-. responsible, high-salaried po
sitions in the new high schools of Greatei
New York. Examinations or instructors
Ircun nil over the country were held in that
citv during the summer to secure a corps or
teachers ror the newly erected high schools
New York Inaugurating this system tor thr
rirst time this jear. Of the 437 "iho took
tlie examination only 158 passed creditably
and of these G4 were selected as instructors,
two being teachers who have taught In tne
local high schools
Miss Mus.sey who taught drawing at the
Central up to the end of tlie last school
vear, received an appointment as third as
sistant at a salary of $1,200, and Mr
bmith, who was at the head of the English
department at the Central in '94 '95,
taught at the Columbian University in
'93 '9G, and at the Penn Charter school in
Philadelphia '9G-'97, received an appoint
ment as second assistant at a salary or
2,000. It is undoubtedly fortunate for
the Washington High schools thatuo other
teachers took tl.e examination.
GEOHGL B. FIjIXG IX CCSTODY.
Former Pension Examiner Charged
"With Falsifying- Vouchers.
George B. Fleming, formerly a special
pension examiner, charged by the grai.d
jury in Keokuk, Iowa, with falsifying cer
tain expenses vouchers, which he sub
mitted to tlie Persion Office here tome
time aero, was taken before Chief Justice
Bingham yesterday afternoon by his attor
nej, for the purpose or ottering an appear
The bond is to be held by the court, to
injure his appearance "when a motion is
made to remove him to Iowa. The amount
required is $1,000. Mr. Thomas II. Pick
fordof fere.1 to go bond, butup toa latehour
yesterday afternoon the court had not ac
ccptedhim.on account or theract that Mr.
Pickrord U now bondsman in several other
j he indictment under which Mr. Fleming
is held is one lound a few days ago. A
former Indictment found against him In
Iova Judge Bradley recently declared de
fective. Mr. Fleming was taken in custody
l)y the United States marshal yesterday
WATCHING FOR FARRALL.
Former Revenue Officer Charged
With Exturtlon Still Missing.
T. R. rarra.ll, of La Plata, who is wanted
by the Washington officials on a charge o?
extortion alleged to have been practiced
while deputy collector of internal revenue
in this city has not yet been arrested.
The complainants against Farrall are
keepers of disreputable houses In the Divi
sion, and a yet no other persons have ap
peared agaiust him.
It was reported yesterday that Tarrall
was in Washington Tuesday night, but the
information could not be confirmed. The
depots are under surveillance and It is nob
believed ho got off a train in the city.
Hon. Charles Den by Seriously 111.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 27. News comes
from P"k!n, via Hong Kong, that Charles
Denby, United States minister to China, is
very much impaired in health, and 'in-ible
to perform ills duties as dean of the diplo
matic corps. In consequence, Sir Claude
McDonald, British ambassador, has as
sumed that position. Minister Denby is in
the western hills of China, whei'o he is
Kot Much Hope of Good "Weather.
The Weather Bureau does not bold out a
very bright prospect tor rair weather and
sunshine for the next twenty -four hours, but
on the contrary, a continuation and varia
Lion of the conditions which have existed
for the pjsl week are billed. Locally
the Indication threaten cloudy weather and
probably rain this morning Later in the
day the skies will clear.
Men's 0 vercoats, all Wool ,
Black and Blue, good
Children's Suits, two
pieces, well-made and
nicely finished, ages 5
to 14 years
Children's Suits in
Black, Blue, and Gray
Cheviots, made up in
Children's Suits in
Plaids and Taney Cassi
meres, all wool, ages 4. to
1G years old, our sale
Boys' Knee Punts,
strong aud durable, 50c.
their actual value, our sale
Boys' Long Pauta Suits,
ages Id to "0
9th and E Sts. N. W.
You can save all the drudg
ery of your profession by hav
ing your sewing machines op
erated by electricity. Ex
pense is slight. Ask us ques
tions about it.
C 213 14th St. N.W.
of Blackheads, Fimples, or Bough Skin if
you use Woodbury's Grand Toilet Combina
tion. A sample of each of Woodbury's
Facial Soap. Facial Cream, Facial i'owuer
and Dental Cream, with a 132-page book
on how to cure a bad skin or protect a
good complexion, mailed on receiptor 20c.
The regular size sold everywhere, 25c.
JOHN H. WOODBritY,Dermatol0gist,127
West 42d St., N. Y.
Superintendent Machlen, of the free
delivery service, Post Orfice Uepartment,
left, for Ohio last night. He will vote at
the coming election.
Lewis Leckend, who was arrested for
having four robins in Ids (ossession and
left collateral for his appearance in the
police court, did not show up yesterday
morning and his collateral was forfeited.
C.Auerbach'sSaxony Wool German Hand
knit Jackets, better than ever; atrUomestic
Sewing Machine and Pattern Rooms, 7th
and H. We give trading stamps.
B. & 0 BULLETIN.
Amateur Photographers' Excursion to
the Blue Ridge f-nd Allegheny Mountains
tomorrow, in charge of company's
official photographer. Train leaves Wash
ington 11 45 a. iti. Rate to Harper's
Ferry, $l.G5; Hancock, $1.95; Cum
berland, $3.05; limited for return until
November I. Special car fitted with dark
loom and provided with chemicals forde
elop'nc negatives. Special rates at -varr
Baltimore and return, $1 "Sunday next.
Philadelphia audielurn,$2 Sunday next.
Grand ViNitninius, I. O. aI.
Capt. G. II. Grapp, grand architect, with
u:s staff of grand officers, commenced their
grand visitations Tuesday afternoon at
Columbia Lodge, No. 1, I. O. M., which
which turned out to be a great success,
and, in fact, the visitations promise to
draw a large number of members, as the
grand architect will present a handsome
6ilk flag to the lodge having the greatest
number of members preseut at the visita
tions. The order In general It doing good work,
as committees of all kinds arc out and
hard ut work.
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I J I
! Till end ! Sts,
The Busy Corner,
8th and Market Space.
One of Our Special Surprises.
A day of money saving- at the
BUSY CORNER. A grand dis
tribution of profits. -
Every item advertised showing lower
quotations than ever seen in print every
department clamoring Tor the iiiggestresulta
- only well-known brands used as TAB
GETtt to MI-LB our pun.es Only ona
day, and that is ror TODAY
xu beautuui pauerusor ii-inch All-wool
Black Uros Urain brocades, large bold pat
tern, as well as neatetfects; quality guar
teed, worth 08c a yard. One-day
20 pieces or flue All-wool Imported .black
Novelty Jacquards, choice designs; in
cluding crepe eHects, full 11-4 jards wide;
selling at 09c a yard. One-day
12-lnch Silkbarred Plalcb, In all the new
o;wti!iiioii'-, su'u ad green, litvy
and gold, garnet, gieen and gold, bluet,
green aud hello, red. hello ana gold, Iav
ender, brown and navy, garnet, black and
green an elegant assortment of pretty,
clear plaids. Worth 59c a 7ard. One
day sale 39
GO dozen Camel's Hair and Natural Wool
Shirts and Brawcrs for men shirts finish
ed with silk galloon bindiug and pearl but
tonsdrawers rnstiion hhapd. Regular
50-cent value. One-day sale 25c
Ladles Maco iTarn Derby Ribbed Vests,
fleece lined, crocnet trimming and tap"e
drawing string areijuiar shape garment-
in three sizes. Worth 19c- One-day
Misses black-ribbed Hose, full icgnlar
double knees, high-spliced heels and toeB,
-tr tur-'.j ,..-,., ,jut. W (Till tor. a iuif.
One day sale loo
Rueben's fine all-wool cashmere nooed
vests for Intantx, made double-breasted,
with sarety belt. Tull regular made out
scam.rinished with silk crochet trimming;
were 75c. All sizes for one day
Ladles' Silk Brossel Net Neck boarf,
made with -1 rows of satin ribbon and wide
satin string, full width and length,
worth 75o One day sale 44o
lull iIoj: rull Siie cambric Ilauniceruiuetu
ror men; all neat mourning borders;
were 12 l-2c. One day sale 30
1,000 .Single White and Gray Eiank-
ets; regular 10-4 size. One day sale. .190
Ladies' Eiderdown Dressing Jacques,
made very rull and perrectly rittmg; all
colors; all steed. One day sale 55c
Polonaise lining silks, in all colors,
20 lnened wide; worth 25c. One day
1 O11O pieces very high coat all-dlik
Ribbon, including all the new plaids,
Roman stripes, Tuxedo checks, emhossed.
glace, black and white stripes In every
thing which Is new, nobby, and expen
sive. One day sale aio
100 different styles or Fine Hats, in
cluding Dacota leather Alpines, Hue French
Alpines, Cowboy Hats, and many other
choice styles ol the season. One day
100 pieces good quality, all-wool Elder
down; 25 desirable shaded. One day
Apron Ginghams, in assorted checks;
Tast colors. One day sale 3c
B IUtiH! ;
8th and Market Space.
7th Rt. entrance through Family Shoe Storp.
Will Go On Your Bond
In criminal and civil cases. Will act na
receiver, assignee, guaruian or trustee.
Will prosecute claims of all kinds, and will
buy and sell such as are assignable. Will
purchase real estate whose title Ib de
tective or in dispute, or will clear up
titles ror owners. Will pay back taxes ac
This company makes a specialty of
street aud steam railroad accident cases.
No charge Tor consultation. Financial as
sistance Tumlshed to litigants on reason
Those about to bring suit for divorce
should consult the company before taking
Washington Law & Claims Co.
JOHN G. SLATER, President. .
Offices, 472 LouLsiunn Ave. X. "W.
0Cl7-tl ' "
The Highland Terrace Apartment
a House, Cor. 14th ani
v Witii the finest outlook In tha
city, in perfect order, with all
v modern conveniences. Is now
$ ready for tho inspection of in-
r tending- tenants.
X Apply on tho premises to the
A MANAGER. '
w$e 4 eS" S te 3-
For Cooking and Heating.
GAS APPLIANCE EXCHANGE.
1424 New STork Ave.
BjC- f STORAGE CO., 10 to 16 E
v. Et.ne.-$l to S3 per month.
L. & R." Route-
SHUT YOUIt DOOR WITH
BLOUNT Boor Check and Spring.
It saves draught, fuel, time and
temper. It's a liquid, not an air
ESPIiY, 1010 P.t. Ave.X.W.
Only place they can be secured.
DR i.Dip ATEITnEU OF THEIR
I NO CINDERS I
" is used in the kitchen range.
ilakes a bright, red hot rire
in little or no time. Spend
less ror your fuel and buy
40 bu. Coke, uncrushed, for..$2.90
40 bu. Coke, crushed, for... ..$3.70
$ Washington Qas Light Co., t
f 413 Tenth st. nw ,
or at the following places: $'
SEast Station, I "Jth and M sts. se-
West Station, -6th ard G sts. nw. A
Gas Appliance Ex., I iix.l. a ve.
Oibb. M'-t'li I.
it ran bo slvcn without the kaondct ol
.be patient m (.offer tea or articles or food; will
flct a per lati'nt and speedy cure, whether tka
patient is a moileratf drinker or an alcoholic wreck.
Uoofc of lurtl'tilirv free to bo hud of
'. P. William .1 Cn 9th V Sc 5. W W wM jt... B.C.
uuuutN specific cu.. piob s. Cincinnati, o.
1 iirWtlu fcr their ' B?oi os. McrjLlas nikl," mlbi tct.