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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897.
Hecht & Company, 515 Seventh Street.
To Make the Millinery Department Busier
than it has ever been before to break all previous
records made by this, successful store we have made
special values the like of which the people of "Washing
ton have never known.
Nearly three thousand yards of the new 4-inch change
able all-silk taffeta ribbons in all combinations such as
is sold in every store in town for 19c a yard
goes on sale at the unusual price of
Today "we shall offer blacl; and
oolored -wingb and oouue feathers,
TonvJuoh others ask
25oents a pair, for 1 r. n
per pair .. lU
Take your clioloe today of
a lot of colored birds
and black parrotb
rogluar 70-uent r
Ladies' leather-bound Al
pines, witii leather band
now so Hindi
worn for to- Kr-
Today you will tic offered
lmmlsome all-silk plaid and
striped rinbou-1 inc-lios wide
regular 30 c and
4 fi equality a yard, 7 "t r
for w) JC
Wonderful Values in Wraps, Suits, Skirts.
We have bought wraps cheaper than others, and we
are selling them for less mouej- than others. And we
are extending you the privilege of credit, and not asking
3ou a penny for the accommodation.
"We have the largest stock in town of the most dis
tinctively stylish effects. These are facts which 3-011 can
prove to your own satisfaction.
Handsome electric seal collar
ettes lined with bilk full rip
ple lk high collar
-winch we snail offer O (Q
Haiuboine hlaok boucle tan
coert or black kereev ooatfc
all bilk lined well made full
of t yle jierrecl fining for
which boine ask a.s
Ladies' kereev cloth coats, of
tan. black, blue, and green
wnti Velvet iolaid Collarb flHp
Kcket Ihied with different lupn
cokir of foAM duchesse fly
frol cannot be bought
owsKie our More ior
leis" than $15 to go
Ladies' kersey coats -with new
fly fronts, new style coat hacks
weH-MJtched scaine storm col
lars, buttoning high up on neck
fla j 1 tuckets are of
fer ut lite verv low T " QQ
price oT .... S.i. iJO
Lathes' maw and beaded and
braided baltz's best bilk seal
plut-ti cape the braided ones
bare Watteuu pleat backs all
The purchase of boys' suits, reefers, etc., just made,
offers the mothers of boj-s the greatest opportunity of
the season. They come from one of the world's leading
makers, and it isn't necessary to tell you they are bar
gains. You can thank the Philadelphia concern who
"begged off," that these are yours at such prices.
Boys' Cheviot Knee Fants Suits
In round-collar sizes -6 to 15
years the most debirable hard
wear patterns tlioroughly made
aud finished $2.50
values everywhere cri 2Q
to go for .l-i7
Boys' Black and Blue andFancy
Cheviot Suk all wool reefer
and double breasted jackets
pan l.s hae double seats and
knees Italian cloth
lining UK! $4 suits
about town to go PT Q
107 lys' blue chinchilla reef
er. wttitiHaHihniugs boundwiUi
Hercules Jjrald sailor collars
such a reeler which usuallv costs
you S2.25 and 2.50
and are cheap at (Ji q
that to go for fl-H-ZJ
Let of hoys' chlucMHa lecfers
small frizes, with reefer collars
large ze, -with velvet collars
plaid lining boundand trimmed
We're always glad to extend to every one the mani
fold privileges of our liberal credit system. In other
words jay us as it suits your own convenience.
iecMg Seventh strt
tltnlyV Hed Hand Ucnrd at the
Hf Rncta Rosea played tor an hour and
1)ree-4tmrters jeteluy afternoon at tne
KaCSaHai. aMl pleabed Uie audience- which
lutd ornne la o.-!erraiive numbers to heai
tine ItaJfea inoalciau. The scarlet-coated
mtarmeK are a company of excellent
lH&fecs, efecatty at certain points. Their
lrtshetfetv pasjsHgf-s, built out by a torn
ut like a Siamese cymbal, w-re glorious
as ieal of heaven-sent thunder. It was
cmHf a ctru; of noise, but it was volume
rrfSnod itad eirt-ive, and attacked tlte
baubefi -ivit masterful effect. The band
is -weaker in piano pait- Tlie instruments
hetsHi to be of second class quality, es
iwoiallv the cornets, -which are bhrill aud
loping, instead of mellifluous aud fluent
a this instruuieut is -when finely made and
us flnoly played as the red-breabled
oornet player evidently can. Then the
nHttt, and bariUates are fogg.v, as if tlte
bHte wre dogged wiUi saliva, and the
doMiaf0e iif snaphone5 gives a burred
tone that is not irtc&sant.
Tlie sectnH were made in such a
-wa' a 10 produce agreeable diversity.
There wis ue "Wiliaiin Tell" overture.
miict! from le score of Borto's "AlefisU.
lV, which is new here, and a selection
I twa P!.tb-Carmro,'', forprincipal piece-,
Sotwbert'b serenade was not especlallj" well
irtaved. oonipannl -with Ukj other work. It
-sIibwim! the Aveaknts f the baid to be
In the pmuui pasaages. They cau swell a
"crHKBdo magnificently, and the blast u.1
ttae ofhnas is Olympian, but a diminuendo
Is only pale weak and unfinished, "Loin
de Hat" wes played better than the sere
nade. Tor one encore BI CapiUtn" was
given, and it sounded for all the world as
1?tt wre played in broken English. Fancy
Sousa with an Italian accent. The pro
grain modestly announced the Robin as
"the greatcsJ band on earth," aud otas
needn't go any farther away from re
putedly unmu3cal America than to wher
ever Sousa, or Herbert, or Iimis is playing
to disprove that. The Banda Itossa is a
body of fmisheC musicians, not artists,
but thy are not s jlilary in their eminence.
Handsomcblaek ostrich plumes
the sort you sue elsewhere
will be offered
Today we sliall offer you
Tine Amazon plumes, such
as you will pay
$2.25 for else- - Q"1 30
wliere, at .pi 3JJ
Children's white embroidered
and colored silk bonnets -the
daintiest we'vecverseen which
cannot be bought clue where for
less than $2.1S
go on sale today Ti f?Q
Children's .silk caps regular
SI. 2 5 bort will
be offered today
are trimmed -with Angora fur
and lined with riiadame silk
-which no hoube in this city
can afford to sell
for .!.e !!" s.:?f 54.98
Ladies' black kersey cloth
caieb with Watteau lmck vel
vet Inlaid collars strap seams
finished with four rows of stitch
ing and small silkbut
lons a reullr remark- C2 " QQ
able value at p .'i30
Ladles' black figured brillian
thie skirts well made well lined
well lound with a hang
all stylish skirts $2
Here is a fine black brilllan
Uue or serge skirt, -which it is
imposbible to duplicate elsewhere
under $5 lined throughout with
rustle percallne velvet bound
aud perfect iu
hang wtiich we of fer C? QO
Handsome brcnded gros grain
silk skirt best of linings aud
velvet bound with
the sl hsh Hechtbnug trpr QQ
$9 values for p .) iJO
Boys' fine All-wool Cheviot and
CasMincrc Knee Pauts Suits blue
and black and fancy plaideffects
- fine linings and fine trimmings
-reefer and double-breasted sizes
$5.00 ever bought cr ? A C
to go for pJ.y
500 Boys' Cheviot Knee rants
well made and dur
able 29c value to
witli Hercules braid splendidly
made and perfect In
fit -S3 and $y -"Oval- Ci aq
ues to go for PI.ht"
Boys' -winter-weight genuine
blue woromlK chincuilla reefers
la reefer collar and round vel et
collar sizes bound and trimmed
-with fine Hercules braid splen
did linings $4 00
The soloists -were Mine. Von VaMiel, who
sang a Gnnan hong pleadingly, but with
no great display of voice or effect.
Little CarlotUi Stubenrauch, the rioliuiste,
deliglit'Hl cvronc She plays with taste
and skillful technique, aud borne day she
-will have the physical power to move her
audience by more imprest ve execution.
Stubbed in tlio Shoulder.
Johr Logan , a colored youth, -was stabbed
in the shoulder yesterday afternoon In
a fight at Seventh and II streets riurrhwes'
Several persons were engaged In a row
and one itmu rushing up to Logan cut him
deeply in the shoulder near the neck. He
was taker to the Emergency Hospital and
treated His assailant is known to the
poHce and Detectives Boardman and Lacey
were sent inseoich of him.
Itminlnj- Sores, the outcome of neg
lect, or bad btood, having a nevei-failuig
bairn in Dr. Agnew's Ointment. Will
heal the most stubborn cases. Soothes
Irritation almost instantly after first appli
cation. It relieve all Itching and Burning
bkin Diseases in a day. It cures Piles in 3
to 5 nights. 35 rents. Sold by P S
TT' Smh and F fttreets. Edmonds
W lilLiini.niiinl street airl I'ennsrlvai.la
A few weeks ago the editor was taken
with a veiy severe cold that caused hlni
to he In a most miscrablecondiUon. It Was
undoubtedly a had case of la grippe, and,
recognizing it as dangerous, he took lm'.
mediate sUeps to brlnabcut a speedy cure.
Prom the advertisement of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and themany good recom
menuations included therein. We concluded
to matte a first trial of the medicine. To
say that it w as satisructory in its results.
It. putUng it very mildly, indeed. It act
ed like magic, and the result Was a
speedy and permanent cure. We have no
hcbitancy in recommending this excellent
Cough Remedy to anyonr afflicted with a
cough or cold iu any form.-The Banner
of Liberty, Llbcrtytown, Md. The 25
and DO-ccnt sizes forsale by Henry Evans.
Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 038 P
street, and ConnccUcut avenue and S
street northwest, and 1428 Maryland ave
CODNTING SILVER COINS
Treasury Oflicials Continue Their
Search for Shortage.
Ninety Million Dollars to Be Handled
Separately A Defh'leney of Sov-
eiul Hundred DoHui'h Found.
The silver in the great vault at the
Treasury Department is being recounted.
The reiouut is not being made by weight,
as has been cubtomary, but every piece
of coir, is being counted by hand. Tlih
is beiig done Tor the purpose of learn
lag if any more of Uncle Sam's wealth
has been btoluu. Several months ago,
as fu'ly told in The Times, Thomas Slar
tiu, a cohred man who had been em
ployed in the Treaoury as a lu borer for
many jeais, and who ussUtcd in the
spring 1 omit by passing the bags out of
the vault, was arrested and confessed to
lie persisted, however, that he had only
taken nio.ie out of two bags. The money
In thebe bags was counted and It was
found that ?2o had been removed and
tlrit lejn' dlsK had been substituted to
make up tne weight of the stolen coin.
Treasurer Roberts determined to find
out Juht how much money had been re-'iio'-ed
froir. the large vault in which Mar
tin was employed He had taken $25
out or two bas, and it wan impossible
to tell just .Mow much money was re
moved, and the theft concealed by re
placing the same with lead, until every
bag shou'd 'lave been opened and its
contents tvunted. Treasurer Roberts and
tne assistant treasurer, Mr- J V. Melin.
immediately began the recount. A con
ruittee of supervision was appointed, con
blstlng of B B Dabkai'j, of the bureau
or public moneys; K. 11 Huntington, of
the bureau of loans and currency, anil
G. C Uantz, assistant cashier of the Treas
A Tor.o of twenty-eight cleika were
set to work to oouilt the 00,000,000 In
the reat iron cage, and an equal number
were employed as messengers, sealers,
and weighers. The count has been lu
progresbseveralmonthsund nlKWt $00,000
has been counted, bagged, and sealed each
day tlu'hig that time. As the count has
progressed several bhort bags have been
found. The total shortage thus far
amounts to several hundred dollars. Mar
tin was employed around the vault when
ever any handling was to be done, on
account of his supposed honehty. The
officials beller tlmthe stoleall the money.
The sln.rtage will have to be made up
bv former Treasurei Morgan, as his bue
cessor ha not receipted for the coin yet.
Mr. MorgAii can ha idly be said to he re
sponsible for the dishonesty of the uegio,
Martin, and it may-be that Congress will
remunerate him afterward, as was done
in the silver ceitiflcate theft case. The
bags were formerly onlv tied up at theends
and it -was a matter of little difficulty
for a dlsuonest person around the vault
to steal at times. The bags are all being
M.wed up now, sealed, and tagged "With
the counter's name, so that It will be moie
difficult to effect similar thefts in the.
future The count will hardly be com
pleted before next March.
ARMY AND NAVY OHDEHS.
Army and .avv orders were issued yes
terday as follows
Leave of absence for ten days, to take ef
fect w Idle e'i route lrom Port Abslnnibolne,
Mon., to Fort Adams, R. I., under his
ord-r.s, is granted First Lieut. Edward L.
Aluns n, assistant surgeon.
The I eaveof absence granted Capt. James
B. Goe, Thirteenth Infantry, in speelai
order-, So. 218, September 20, 1697. De
partmentot the Eabt, is extended ten days.
Leave of absence for one month and fif
teen davi, to take effect on or aoout
Kovembrr 115, 1897, is granted Second
Lieut. Charles C. Smith, Twentieth tu
The following transfers are made in the
Third Infantry Second Lieut. Arthur M
Edw irds. from Company A to Company K;
Secoud Ideut. George L. Byroade, from
Company K to Company A.
The fjllowing tran-jrers in the Third
Ca-valo are made Second Lieut. John H.
Rice, rrom Troop G to Troop M; Second
I leut Lincoln C Andrews, from Troop
M to Troop G.
Lieut. Rice -will report for duty at
Jeffersou Bmacks. Miss., under para
graph 1, hpprsal orders-. No. 114, June -2,
Ib97, from the War Department.
The ext eusion if leave ofabsenee granted
Tirst Lieut. Clarence R- Edwards, quarter
naMer Twenty-third Infantry, in sjiecial
oro.rs No. 227, September 2S, 18,97, froni
the War Deiiartmeat, is further extended
Leave of absence for two months, to take
effect on or about November-Xtl, 1S97, Is
grantf-d Pirsfc Lieut. Henry H. Beuliam,
Lerve ot anbeuce for three months, to
take effect on or about December 2u, 1897,
is granted Second Lieut. Mortimer O.
BIkcIow, j:ighth Cavaliy.
Major Alfred C. Girard, surgeon, is de
tailed as a delegate to represent the Gov
ernment of tne United States at the Ninth
International Congress of Hygiene and
Demography, to be held at Madrid, Spain,
April 10 to 17, 1898. He will proceed
to the place designated at such time as
will enable him to reach there on or
before April 10, and, upon the adjourn
ment of the congress, will return to his
Corp. James P. Harper, Company F.
Eighth Infantry, now at Fort D. A Rus
sell, IVyo., will be discharged the ser
vice of the United States on receipt of
this order by the commanding officer of
Private Anthony M. Burke, Company C,
Tfdrd Infantry, now in confinement ut
Port Snelling, .Minn., will be discharged
without honor from the service of the
First Sergt. John Delmar, Troop H, Sec
ond Cavalry, now at Fort Riley, Kan.,
will be discharged the service of the.
t.nited States on December G, 1897, by
the commanding officer of his station.
Lieut. D reacock is retired from date
of October 2S.
Paymaster S. B Rogers has been grant
ed leave of absence from the Newport.
Assistant Paymaster IT. G. Amnion has
been appointed paymaster of the New
port. Lieut. G W. Denfold has been detailed
from the Maine to the New York yard.
Lieut. John Hood has been detailed
from the Anna polls to the Maine.
Ensign T. Washington has been grant
ed two weekb' lea of absence from
Capt. J.C. Watson, ot the Navy, ha been
promoted to be a commodore.
Ensign C. M Stone has been promoted
to be a junior grade lieutenant.
Private F A. Cer, baud, J'irst Cav
airy, now at loit Rilej Kan , will be dlb
charged the service of the United States
Frank A .Tcinigau Battery L, Third Ar
tillery, now at Alcatraz Island, California,
is transferred to the hospital corpb as a
Pearl M. Sands, Company C, Ninth In
faniry, now at Madison Barracks, New
Yotk, is, upon his ovn application, trans
ferred to Battery M, Fifth Artillery, at
rort Slocum, New York.
Private Orin Simmons, Company H, Ninth
Infantry, now at Madison Barracks, New
York, -will be discharged AliAborvIce ot the
United States S '
ards are, upon their own a ppllca I ton, tra lis
tened: Williuhi J. Powile, now at Foft Hua
cht'cu, Aii7ona Teirjtory, lo Port Clark,
TOaUS. . k
CharlpsH Soll,nowal FortClark.Teas,
to Fort Huachuca, Arizona Territory.
First Lieut. Geoige W. Burr, Ordnance
Department, -will make not exceeding eight
visits during the months of November and
December, 1397, lo the Rome Locomotive
and Machine Works, Rome, N. ST.. on olfl
cinl business pertaining to the inspection ot
cast-iron projectiles .
Leave ot absence for two months is
granted First Lieut George V. Klikman,
A general court-martini is appointed to
meet at WiUets Point, N. Y, at 11
o'clock a. 111 , on Tucbday, November 2.
1897, or as soon thereafter as practlca
I lc, lor the TIul of such prisoiicts us maj
be brought befoie it. The detail for the
couit is ('apt. Solomon W Roessler, Corps
of Engineers; Capt. Graham D. Pitch, Corps
of Engineers; First Lieut. William V Jud
son, Corps or Engineers; First Lieut. Wil
Ham H. Wilhelm, Fourteenth infantry;
First Lieut. William O, Johnson, Seventh
It.fantry; Second Lieut. Harry J IlirM'h,
Fifteenth Infantrj; Second Lieut. Robert
L. Hamilton, Twenty-second Infantry; Sec
ond Lieu'. John S Murdock, Twenty-fifth
Inrnutry; Second Ltcnt.,"Fied G. Stntzing
cr, jr., Twenty-third Infantry; Second
Lieut Edward II Schulz, Corpb of En
gineers; ttecond Lieut. Harry Burgess,
Corps of linglnecis, Second Lieut. Joseph
S. Ilcrron, First Cavalry; Additional Sccr
ond Llcuc. George M. Hoffman Corpb .if
Engineers; Second Lieut. Arthur M Ed
wards, Third infantry, judge adcato.
First Lieut. Ri'inuc'tSeay, jr , Fourteenth
Infantry, will report abqut November 1,
1897, to tho governor of Tennessee, at
Nashville, Tenn., for duty with the Na
tional Guard or that State.
First Lieut. Erasmus Id. Weavei, jr..
Second Artillery, will report In portor. to
the governor of Massachusetts at Boston.
Mas , Tor duty as instructor ot the heavy
artlllerv and of thebmteries orllght aitil
lery of the volunteer militia of that State
Not Believed at the. "White House.
The rppnrt of the pioposed resignation of
the Comml-olouer of Patents ih not credited
at the White House. At that place it was
stated by Secretary Porter that there was
no friction between the President and
Gen. Butterwotth for the .reasons stated in
the published rumors nor for any other
reasons. la a talk with Secretary IUiss
yesterday he smiled at the rumor which
n ever tli-i ess had gained considerable clr
dilation yesterday and the day before.
Gone to Help IXiinim.
Air. Roosevelt, Assitant Secretary or the
Navy, left the city yesterday afternoon for
Columbus, (1., where he Is to make a
speech in the Interest ot the Hanua earn
Baltimore the Flagship.
As reported some weeksjago the Baltl
more lias bfen made the flagship of Ad
miral Miller, at Honolulu. She sailed yes
terday Tiom San Francisco for her new
duty. ' f
Time 32-stended for the Survey.
By agreement between Secretary Sher
man and Minister Romero, tit Mexico, the
tinit for the survey ot!the Rio Grande and
Colorado houudary line lias been extended
one year from Decemlwr 24.
The VtHij;lin Clusn Concert.
One of the fixtures of the concert sea
son which always excttesa great deal of
pleasant aatlcipatloiiTaiuhng local mule
lover I-, the aughn claw concert, which
has taken a place in the front rank of
first-class entertainments. The seventh
annual ot this organization will be given
next Trlday evening, November 5, at
Calvary Baptist Sunday-school aouse,
Eighth and H streets northwest, and
although the class, has won Tor itself
a reputation for presenting only the fore
most local attractions on the concert stage,
the tairnt ei.gnced for next Friday's event
givcb assurance of an even better program
than ever. Those who will participate
are as rollyws- Mrs. H. C. Browning, bu
prano; Mrs. William Boag, reader; Miss
Claudia Moore, contralto; Mlsb I. Sidney
Nebiiuth, reader. Miss Jessica Cowling,
violinist, Mr. Harry Whcaton Howland.
pianist; Air. James Henry Moser, reader,
Air. James Watson, basso, Dr Frank A.
Swartwout. cornettlht; Air. Douglass G
AHIler, tenor, and the Aladrid Alandolla
Club, auuposfd ot Messrs. Holmes, Yundt,
Gallal.er and Holcer.
Colored Election "Watchers.
The independent colored voteis of Mary
land met at O street hall jesterday after
noon and appointed men to watch voting
at tho folio-wing voting districts Indian
Head, B P. O'Nell, Cox's Station, Frank
S Ward, La Plata. Byroa Thomas.; Bla-"
densburg, John Bole?; Annapolis, James
S limit, RockviHe, tf. Cc,Ukin; Wheaton.
B. Scott. Each watcher has two assistants.
Fire in a Seminary-.
Fire waodiscoeied in the kitchen of the
Notional Park Seminal y, Foret Glen, Aid ,
Thursday evening about 10 o'clock. The
fire -wub caused by an overheated oven,
-.vhlch iguhed t he flooring.-causing a damage
of $10 There were alwut one hundred
young women in the seminary pioeratth
time The fire broke out.
When a wo
man goes to a
hospital for an opera
tion, i she realizes at
last the mistake she
has made in disregarding what she thought
were trifling symptoms. Whenever there is
the slightest disorder of the organs distinct
ly feminine, a woman's health and life are
threatened. A cure cannot come too quickly
a woman cannot be too careful. Loss of
her health means moreithan loss of life. It
means the loss of dearer things the loss
of husband's love, the loss of children's
happiness, the loss of1 possible children.
Whenever a woman is sick she should look
for the cause in some 'disturbance of the
purely feminine organism, and she should
take prompt measures to stop it. She should
take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
This wonderful medicine is the invention
of a regularly graduated, skilled and expert
specialist in the disease of women, and has
had the most marvelous success of any
medicine ever prepared.
Mrs. F. B. Cannings, of No. 4320 Humphrey St.,
St IouLs, Mo., writes: "I am now a happy
mother of a fine, healthy baby girl. Feel that
your "Favorite Prescription 'and little Tellets
have done me more good than anything I have
ever taken. Three months previous to my con
finement I sent for one of your ' Medical Advis
ers.1 read some of the most important points,
and felt satisfied to try your medicine. I took
three bottles of the ' Prescription ' aud the little
' Pellets ' also. Consequences were I was only in
labor foFty.fi ve minutes. With my first baby I
suffered 18 hours, then had to lose him. He was
very delicate and only lived 12 hours. For two
years I suflered untold agony, and in the mean
time had two miscarriages. Cannot speak too
highly of your medicine, as I feel that it has
saved both my child and myself. My baby was
born 31st of March. She is not yet three weeks
old and Ido not think I ever felt better in mylife.
I took the 'Prescription through my confine
ment and am itill taking it. Find it strengthen
ing to myself and to the oahy."
THE RIGHT TO LAY CONDUITS
District Commissioners Hear tho
United States Company's Plea.
It Is Opposed by J. J. Darlington
Hepresjeiiting; tlio Potomac I'llec-
trle Light unci Power Co.
Tlte District Commlssloneis yesterday
heard aigumei.ts as to tho right of the
United States Company to lay coudnlts
to connect with Mount Pleasant, Columbia
Heights, aud Washington Heights.
Mr. J. J. Daillngton appeared for the
Potomac Electric Light and Power Coin
paiiy whli h opposes the grnnting ot 11
permit foi a conduit on Ninth street now
Immediately in question. Capt. 'i nomas
aud Mr. Jere WIIsou represented the United
Anong others pi csent besides the three
Commissioners weie Superintendent of
Lighting Allen, Dr. TIndall, secretary to
the board. Mr. Werner, one of the (llierttir
of the United States Company, and Mr.
Lackei , ot the Potomac Company.
Mr. Darlington made a long argument
involving largely the contention that the
attorney for t.ie District, Mr. Tliomay,
could uot be right in his opinion, because
such a construction would nullity the plain
Intention ot the last act of Congress to
prevent any further laylngot conduits until
It .shall lm e dlsjiosed further of the quea
tiou of buoways in the District. He said
the principal provision and purpobe u this
act is unquestionably to prevent further
overheat! wires and conduits. He said that
this i.euine(l even to require no argument.
A minor 1 rovisiuu or the act which must
certainli be considered subsidiary to the
principal purpose, says that the United
States Company 'may extend its conduits"
into these sections. If this proMMon is
takeu liU-nlly there is nothing wbateer
to prevent the company from extending
all Its conduits from any part of the city
to these spftionb. This would reduce the
Commissioners to the position of IiaMng
no control over the streets whatever. It
would also absolutely nullify the principal
provision of the law.
Judge. Wlljton followed Mr Darlington
He nf.ld that the legislation referred to by
Mr. Darlington, the act of 1896, and the
coufinr atory net or 1897, undoubtedly
means what u sayb that the United States
Company n.ay extend its conduits Into the
He said that it was foolish to make the
point that (.ranting this permit -would lve
the company the right to extend all Its,
coudutte IncKiiInltely, and In any direction.
All that the company claims, he said, is
the right lo extend Its existing north bound
' Capta,n BInci: asked what coudults these
were and ''nptain Thomas answered those
on Conectlcut avenue, Seventeenth, Si..
teenth, Fifteenth, Fourteenth, Thirteenth,
Twelfth, Tenth and Ninth stre-ts
The Commissioners will take the argu
ments under advi&"ment and render tneir
decislon as soon a possible.
NEW HANI sTHKFr CLKAXKR.
Hetrorilod us Sliieh Better Than That
Now In TJMe.
Superintendent of Street Cleaning Stutter
Is having experiments made with a new
hand street doaner.
A trial -was given the new instrument
yesterdoy morning, with excellent result,
and It is probable that Mr. Stutler will lay
the matter of a change rrom the present
broom befoie the Commissioners at an
the new machlneis simple ot construction,
but very effective. It is a combination of
a scrape and a flat, smooth rubber sur
face, which slides along tho paveraent.
ili- Stu'ler says that in comraiison v. 1th
the brooms on the same surfaces, the rubber
Cleaner takes up a hundred per cent more
dirt Another advantage is that it may
be used in -wet weather, being very effec
tive In removing mud.
The fact that the new- cleaner is 0 thor
ough is the one that appeals most to Mr.
Stutler. He hays, however, that Its wet
weather use will probably make Mr. Dag
gett its friend as well, because frequently
it might be employed when no effective
cleaning whatever could be done with the
present broims .
The new instrument is called the "Civic
Club," audls indorsed and advocated by the
Civic Club, of Philadelphia.
opposkd to agents skjlnc
Anti-Su'oun League's Attorney Com
plniiw 'to the- Cominl-loner..
Mr. A. 12. Shoemaker, the attorney for
the Anti-Saloon Leaghe.had a short hear
iug b the Commissioners yesterday on a
point -which the league wishes to press
against the granting of licences.
Heretofore the agents, or the people who
represented themselves asagents .ot parties
out of the city.hae frequently signed for
these absentees' petitions for the granting
of licenses on the same block with their
property. The contention ot the Anti
Saloon League Is that such agents have
no rbrht and no power to sign without,
express permission fiom the people thec
al e supposed to be acting foi. Very
frtquently they might blgn an application
when the owner of the property wou'd
be averse to signing.
Commissioner Ross asked Mr. Shoemaker
if it would not be possible to test this
matter befoie the courts, but the attorney
said that he doubted if he could secure
a wan ant for an arrest. It seemed to
him a matter Tor the Commissioners en
tirely. .Mr. Shoemaker left u written statement
of his' point and the Anti-Saloon League
people will receive au answer as soon as
"WASTE OF WATEH IN IIOSPIT AX.
Mr. MeFiirhuid's, Heeent Report Hn
Accomplished Good Hesailts.
The recent report of Mr. McFarland on
the wast cot water by reason of the public
hospitals not paying any water tax has
already resulted in one improvement and
reform. The Com thissioners have received
from Mr.IcoginahlFeadall, the chalrmanot
the ee'-ut!ve committee or Garfield
Memorial Hospital, a letter stating that
the committee has taken active measures
to ecoi.omif! the water supply of the in
stitution, and that it lb confident there
will be alarge decrease in the amount ued
The Commissioners have written to all
the hospitals and other institutions whose
use of water lias been tested, requesting
that measures of preventing the waste be
ndopted The hospitals have all been
tound to use an enormous and unnecessary
per capita supply ot w aler.
New Boole of Hegulntloiis,.
There is 'to be a new book ot police
regulations compiled embodying all the
The latest book so fai is dated 1895.
Since then there have been many minor
changes in the regulation, relative to grade
crossings, bicycles, health rules, and other
matters which have not achieved the
dignity of book form. The old. book is
therefore considerably inaccurate.
Sir. Johu Pugh is to publish the hook
and Mr. Daniel Curry is arranging the data
736 Seventh Street Northwest.
A SACRIFICE SALE g
What should have been the best month for
tne sale of winter wraps has been very poor,
caused by the excessively hot weather the early
part and the continued rain the past ten days.
We are forced to have mone3' fr th"e goods.
$15.00 Suits, various styles 5.78
$20.00 Suits, various styles...... 9.98
$2.50 Ladies' Plaid Waists, all-wool,
lined all through, including sleeves.. S3 -49
$5.00 Silk Waists 2.69
$2.75 Black Novelty Waists, lined all
$1.25 Flannelette Wrappers, desirable
colors, very full skirt, separate lin
ingsfor one da 69c
Only oqo to a customer.
Jackets and Capes.
Best values ever shown at the original price; at
the reduction they are
$4.00 Children's Reefers, desirable styles,
$S.OO Children's Reefers, desirable styles,
$6.00 Ladies' Jackets and Capes 3.48
$10. 00 Ladies' Boucle Jackets 4.98
$15.00 Ladies' Boucle Jackets 7.62
$5.00 Ladies' Fur Collarettes 2.19
$1.25 Eiderdown Dressing Sacques, in
all colors one day only 63c
One to a customer
We are the only manufacturers of Skirts in
$7.00 Silk Skirts .' 83-98
S6.00 All-wool Novelty Skirts 3.48
$5.00 All-wool Novelty Skirts 2,98
$12.00 Silk Skirts 6,48
$15 Silk Skirts 7,50
Ail our Skirts are the latest cut with fan
50c. Corsets 27c
75c. Corsets '. 49c
$1.00 Corsets gQc
$1.50 Corsets 98c
We have every popular make in stock at
about j4 regular price.
736 Seventh St. N
mOBABLY sjCARKD TO BE VTH.
A NemoV Vivid lmnj;iiuition Cut-
Off Ills Life.
Atlantic City, X. J., Oct. 20. William
11 Jones "nlored, keeper ot the dog pound,
created excitement yesterday afternoon
by his srange and violent conduct. He
was taken tothf city Jail where lie laved
violently bet made no effort to injure
himclf. Three physicians were unable
to determine the cause ot lus frenzj . He
-was frequently rational and recognl.ft.il
many persons. He had a number of hal
lucinations, one of which was that he
had hydrophobia. Allla3t nlghtho howled
and tossed about in his cell, never com
plaining ot pain. He died this morning,
from exhaustSou. It is thought the negroes
fright'-ned Jones into the belief that ho
A Cn-?' That Puzzle, tin .Doctor..
Icichmond, Va., Oct. 29 A remarkable
cae, which puzzles the doctors was dis
Covered acre today. It is attracting much
attention. Airs Lucy Wright, forty years
old, complained of pain In her arm eleven
days ago- She became peechless soon
afterward, and now lies in a comatose
state Her body is as cold as a stone.
She is stiff and cannot move. She is
breathing, but her body appears to be
An Embezzler In tlie lawv'-i ToIK.
Chicago. Oct. 30. -Morton E. Morton, ac
cused of embe.7lmg $1,000 from 11. M
Uosenbh'tt, a Philadelphia notion dealer,
was arrested here last night. He con
fessed a::d was taken back to Philadelphia
this morning. Detectives have been after
hhn for three months.
Sudden Deaths on the Increase.
People apparently well and happy today,
tomotrow are stricken down, and iu ninety
nine oases outot every hundred the heart
is the eaese. The king of heart remedies
Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart, Is
within the reach of bll, and it there ar
svnptoms of heart disorder it should be
used without delay. It relieves in 30
minute?, and cures most chronic cases.
Sold bvP.S. "Williams, N'inth and Tstreets.
Edmonds- & Williams, Third street ami
Pennsylvania avenue. 25-
generally depressed feeling,
vuiiaiiimuun unci nemiaene
are sure sl.'in. f n,.l...i,
!!,..' ....j.?,r .... ;. - j?
jjuji . ucic-vi, auco warn- i
ings, formalaria brings oth- J
u.uu ore uieeases in
Bailey's Chill Pills
i'iutuk its wen as cure, f
Thej- build up the system, I
increase the number nf rpi t
corpuscles in the blood aud
23c. a box at
11th and F Sts.
REICIISRATH SITS AT.T. XIGIIT.
I-eeher nnd His Xoi.sy Follower!
Prevent un Adjonrnment.
Vienna, Oct. 29. The sitting ot tha
Reichsrnth, which began at 7 o'clock last
evening, is still on and Is likely to last un
til an agreement is arrived at, and this tha
opposition is endeavoring by all poMbla
means to put off as long as they can. Herr
Lechsr, who began a speeoh early In the
eening continued to talk until i) o'clock
this morning in spite ot the eonslnuoua
uproar of his opponents, which mosC of
the time drowned" his voice.
nerr Woirf , -who spent moat of his tlma
In trying to put a motion declaring tha
session clofred, resoUcd to every conceiv.
able means to prevent Herr' Lecher from
continuing Lis speech, but wst unsuccess
ful. Fron. midnight until 2 o'clock in tha
morning he kept up a terrific din, aided
by bis followers, but was obliged to de
sist ftom exhaustion, while Lecher kepj
on speaklug at the top of his voice.
Hank Suspends Business.
Athens, Pa , Oct. 29,-The First Na
tional Bank of this place has decided to
liquidate and suspend bushier Creditors
-will receive the full amount of their
claln s The institution was founded xi