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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON. MONDAY, DECEMBER 3L 1J)00.
s. mi so & co.
THE BUSY CORNER.
Always tho Best of Everythinz for tho Loast Monoy.
Our Great Annua! Sale
of RHuslin Underwear.
Women's Muslin Gowns ten differ
ent styles high ncr!,-, square, V-neck,
and Empire among tbcm you will find
some with yol.es of four rows of In
sertion and tucks others with cluster
of tucks and fine Hamburg Insertion
and others with two rows of lace In
sertion and tucking for this sale.
Women's Cambric and Muslin Gowns
assorted styles representing Em
pire, high neck, an V-neck yokes
trimmed with Vol, or torchon lace
some with cluster of tucks and hem
stitching for this sale.
Women's Gowns, made of good qual
ity muslin. Empire, style, cambric ruf
fle round sleeve and collar, finished
with embroidery and Insertion for
Women's Muslin Gowns, made with
yokes of Hamburg embroidery and
tucking finished at neck and sleeves
with ruffles of embroidery full length
and width for this sale.
Women's Muslin Drawers, mads full
width, with three tucks ana
deep hem all . sizes for
Women's Cambric and Muslin Draw
ersmade umbrella style wnn
ruffles of lace and embroidery
yoke bands ana tapes.
Women's Muslin and Cambric Draw
ers, made with yoke bands and tapes
some have deep ruffles of lace others
have two clusters 01 iucks
others have umbrella ruffles
with lace Insertion and edge
match lor tnis saie...
"Women's nainsook cambric and mus
ii .... tnifa with dppn ruffles
c and mus
of embroidery and six fine tucks-
others have deep ruuie 01 inaia
linen with lace Insertion and
edge to match for this saie.
S. KANN. SONS
IN THE DISTRICT CODBTS
Few Cases Left Undisposed of at
the End of the Year.
Bulnc In the VnrlonK IlraiioIieH
AVell Ul to Date 'cnrlr On Tliou
nnd Suit In Kqultr Filed Durlns
Twelve jluntliit lterm.tKiiment of
JuMice to He Connlilered Toilnj-.
The,business of the Supreme Court of
the District far the year 1900 will be con
cluded today! In this connection, how
ever, It Is only proper to state that dur
ing the laEt twelve months, the Justices
of the court have been kept quite busy,
and as a result but very few matters, the
consideration of which was begun this
year, will be carried forward as unfinish
ed business. With the exception of two
suits for damages, one on hearing In Cir
cuit Court No. 1 and another in Circuit
Court No. 2, it Is safe to say. that no
case, the consideration of which was
begun in 1&00, will be carried over Into
the new year.
The business of the Criminal Division
of the court is completed up to date. In
Criminal Court No. 1 it is probable that
a motion for the release of William M
Alexander, charged with the murder of
Matthew Snow, will come on for hearing
today before Justice Clabaugh, and It Is
expected this will he disposed of immed
lately. In the equity divisions of the
court It Is understood that with the close
of the business on Saturday there were
only one or wo matters, the consideration
of which has already been commenced,
undlsposel of by the justices presiding in
these branches of the court. Final orders
or decrees in these cases, it is believed,
will be passed upon today.
During the past year all the Justices In
the different branches of the court were
kept busy disposing of matters presented
for their consideration. An idea of the
Immense amount of work which fell to
the lot of the Justices presiding In the
equity divisions of the court may be
learned from the statement that during
the year Just ending nearly 1.000 suits In
equity were filed In tht office of the clerk
of the court. On the law side of the court
also an unusually great number of suits
for damages were instituted. The ma
jority of these, however, were Instituted
against street and steam railroad com
panies by persons claiming damages for
personal Injuries. The actress, Olga
Nclbersole, Sled suit against the Kov.
Thomas -Chalmers Easton, pastor of the
Eastern Presbj terJan Church, to recover
J20.000, for alleged libel, and Miss Mae
L. Leeton brought suit against United
States Senator Sullivan to recoer 60,000
for alleged brfxich of promise to marry.
The proceedings brought by Miss Ncthcr
uoltt against Dr. Easton were, hdwever,
on motion of her attorney some weeks
ago, discontinued. The Sulllvan-Lecton
cult Is utill pending.
In the circuit branches of the court the
most Important cases disposed ot were the
Godfrey-niitton. Olfutt-Capital Traction
Company, Sir W. (1. Vrmstronf-Whltworth
Company of England against United States
naval officers, and Hoth against the Dis
trict. In the criminal branches of tho court
he greater part of the business was con
sidered by Justice Clabaugh, presiding in
Dlvlelon No. 1. Justice Cole, who at the
commencement of the year was assigned to
Criminal Court Nc 2. and also to pre
side in the Orphans' Court, was occupied
the greater part of the sessions with tbo
The best and
for any stom
ach trouble Is
er falls to cure
Try It and be
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S, KANN, SONS & GO.
Women's Muslin Tettlcoats, made
with deep umbrella rufflo of cambric
and finished with extra small
ruffles and tucks wide French
band for this sale...;,
Women's Petticoats, made with deep
ruffle of cambric finished with small
ruffle and tbiee lucks, edged
with torchon lace extra dust
ruffle for this sale
Women's retticcats. made of good
quality muslin finished with a deep
umbrella ruffle, edged with
wide ruffle of embroidery and
extra dust ruffle for this sale.
Women's Short Muslin Petticoats,
mace with umbrella ruffle, and
finished with small ruffles and
French band far this sale.
Women's Muslin Petticoats, made
with deep umbrella ruffle, the same
trimmed with two rows of Hamburg
insertion another style trimmed with
deep flounce with wide ruffle of
embroidery and" tucks these
also have extra dust ruffles-
for this sale
Women's cambric and muslin che
mise square or round yoke six dif
ferent styles some have two rows of
insertion, yoke of insertion, and Yuflles
of lace others have one row
of embroidery finished with
hemstitched ruffles for this
Women's cambric chemise, made
wltn extra length skirt, finished with
deep ruffle at bottom some have
yokes of Val. laco and embroidery-
others have small lawn ruffles
edged with Val. .lace for this
Women's chemise made of cambric,
lawn, and nainsook ten or more dif
ferent styles-extra length skirt and
full width among them you will find
V neck, round neck, and square
some are trimmed with six rows of
Val. lace insertion others have deep
rattles of embroidery and Insertlon-
another style Is trimmed with
torchon lace and finished with
ruffles on skirt for this sale.
& CO. $&
consideration of appeal cases coming up
from justices of the pefce and cases cer
tified to him for trirj from the circuit
branches of the court. Besides these mat
ters he also disposed of considerable
criminal business. The most Important
criminal caso which he tried was that of
Frank Turner, John Gray, and seven oth
ers, all colored, who were indicted for
making a criminal assault on Miss Dora
Linkins, In Southwest Washington, on July
1. 1SS3. All the accused were found guilty
and sentenced to Imprisonment In the pen
itentiary at Moundsville, W. Va., for a
period of twenty years, except one, who
was committed to the Keform School dur
ing his minority.
With the coming of the new year, as
has been the custom since tho establish
ment of the Supreme Court of the District,
there will be a reassignment of the Justices
to. the different branches of the court. This
matter will probably be considered by the
justices at a meeting In general term to
da), or perhaps not until Wednesday or
Friday next. There are Innumerable ru
mors in circulation as to what changes will
be made, from the assignments for the past
year, but no one knows with any degree
of certainty to which branch of the court I
any one of the justices will be assigned
?or the coming year. It is, however, the
peneral belief that Justice Clabaugh, who
has presided In Criminal Court No. 1 since
Lis appointment as a member of the Dis
trict bench, will be assigned to Circuit
Court No. 1, In the event that Chief Jus
tice Bingham should desire to assume the
duties in any other branch of the court.
In this same connection It may be stated
that it is believed at the City Hall that
Justice Barnard, who, since his appoint
ment to the bench, in October, 1S99, has
presided In Equity Court No. 2, will be
assigned to Criminal Court No. 1. No
predictions have been made as to the as
signments of the other justices.
The persons drawn to serve as grand
jurors for the next three months rid petit
jurors in the circuit and criminal di
visions of the Supreme Court have been
ordered to report for duty tomorrow morn
ins at 10 o'clock. Tomorrow being the
New Year, however. It Is quite unlikely
that the different Juries will ba completed.
The roll will be called and the Juries
dismissed until Wednesday, when the pan
els will be completed, and the business of
the new year begun.
It is likely that Boyd Wallace, colored,
who Is under Indictment for the murder of
Robert Stafford, also colored, will be called
to trial on Monday, January 14, next. As
soon as this trial Is concluded It is be
lieved that William M. Alexander will be
again put on trial for the murder of Mat
thew Snow, in Marble Hall Alley, in Au
J. B. EDMONDS' FUNEHAX.
Interment of the H-c-IlIntrlct Com
lu!iKioner to Tnl.p I'lnee Toilnj-.
The funeral of ex-Dlstrlct Commissioner
James B. Edmonds, who died Saturday
night, will be held today at his late real
dence, 1C25 K Street northwest. Mr. Ed
monds had been in falling health for sev
eral years, and death was due to a com
plication of diseases.- He was born In
Saratoga County, N. Y., in 1832. He stud
ied law and was admitted to the bar In
1S53. Removing to Elmlra, N. Y., he began
practice, lorming a partnership with John
L. Taylor, who was then a Representative
In Congress. He was afterward associated
with Gen. B. F. Tracy in the practice of
In 1830 Mr. Edmonds removed to Iowa
City, Iowa, where he built up a lucrative
practice, and remained until ill-health
compelled him to retire In 1S75. He then
came to Washington, which city he made
his home. President Arthur appointed
him District Commissioner In 18&3, and
he served for three years. Since he le't
the office he has lived quietly in this city.
ALLEGED SPEAKEASY B.AIDED.
The I'oIIec Also l'ouad n Crap ;ame
A spcakeany and n crap game at 406
Douglas Alley northwest, was raided yes
terday forenoon by a squad of Sixth pre
cinct policemen, headed by Sergeants Mur
phy and Williams. As soon as the pollce
rotn made their appearance there was a
wild rush for doors and windows, but all
the cxit3 had been effectually guarded, and
cone of the occupants was able to make
Joscphus Williams, a colored man, who
la Faiil to be the owner of the place, was
arrested and taken to the Sixth precinct
prlice station. Four or five negroes who
were In the plnco at the time ot too ram
were taken to the station, but released af
ter being summoned as witnesses. Two
charges, one of running an unlicensed bar
ntid one f'.r permitting gambling on the
ptvrnl'ci, were placed agalnat Williams.
The ItlKiit Itoml to Health.
A ticket over tills road costi only 10 tents, a
box of Cascarcts Candy Cathartic, and you can t
possibly nuke a murtaki. All drugnists, 10c,
THE NAVAL PIGMIES SAIL
The Mosquito Fleet Starts on Its
Voyage to .Manila.
'onr I.lttlp IVhhpIw Iiihk Cnpp lf-nrj-
Oiitvtxinl ISoiiuil, for the I'lilIIp.
li I lies Tlit- Aiiiiiiio1Em tin 11 11 k
Mhlp .lecomiiiiiiietl by the I'rolle,
I'IkciiCiwiuu, iiihI Wo input nclc.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 30. Tlic mosquito
fleet sailed from Hampton Roads, for
Manila today and passed Capo Henry out
ward bound at 3:20 o'clock this afternoon.
They had fair sailing weather, but a cold
rain was falling as the little icssels pass
ed out to sea. The fleet, which It is de
signed shall further strengthen the coast
guard about the Philippines, comprises
the United States gunboat Annapolis,
rated as third class; the converted yacht
Frolic, and the gun tugs I'iscatoqua and
The Annapolis, the flagship. Is the larg
est of the vessels, she is ot 553 net tons,
is 10S feet long, her mean draft is 12.05
feet. She was built by Lewis Nixon,
Elizabcthport, N. J., and was commis
sioned In 1S97.
The smallest of the fleet Is the tug
Wompatuck. She Is 117 feet long, 25.00
feet wide, of 130 tons register. She draws
twelve feet of water. She is the slowest
vessel, and therefore the pacemaker for
the fleet. Her indicated speed is but thir
teen knots, which she Is likely to develop
on this voyage. The Piscataqua, the other
war tug, is slightly more than twice as
big as the Wompatuck.
The Trollc, which was Mr. Hanna's
yacht. Is of.lUO tons register, 165 feet
long, 23 feet breadth, and draws 10.04 feet.
She was built in 1S92 ty the Globe Iron
Works, Cleveland, O., and was recently
repaired at the Norfolk, navy yard, at a
cost of a trifle over $10,000.
AH the vessels are in thorough repair
and are fit for the voyage which experts
believe they will accomplish safely with
in ninety days. They will coal at sev
eral ports on the voyage, the first of
which Bermuda Is designed to be. They
took on here all the coal they could safe
ly carry. The coal capacity of the Anna
polls Is 225 tons.
NEWS FHOM ALEXANDRIA.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 30. Arrange
ments have been made by many churches
and organizations to hold watch night ser
vices tomorrow night. At St. Mary's
Catholic Church midnight mass will be
celebrated. Services will also be held at
the First Baptist Church, commencing at
10 o'clock. Bell Haven Council, Junior
Order of United American Mechanics, will
also gather In their hall and watch the
passjng of the old year. They have in
vited the members of the various other
councils to participate. As is the usual
custom, the fire engine and city bells will
announce the passing ot the old year and
incoming of the new one, together with
the variouB whistles of the city which will
A small white boy named Charles Rob
erts, while playing with some boys at New
Alexandria this afternoon, was caught be
tween some band cars and had his arm
broken and hand badly mashed. The little
fellow was conveyed to his home in North
Fairfax Street and. the injured member
and mashed hand were dressed by Drs.
M. W. O'Brien and J. T. Miller.
Mr. Joseph Burns and wife will enter
tain a number of their friends- at their
residence In North Fairfax Street tomor
The Christmas entertainment at the M.
E. Church South will be held on neJ-t
Tuesday night. In addition to the singing
of carols by the school, . S. Rellly, of
Washington, will give an organ recital.
He will be assisted by Miss Stewart, so
prano, of Washington, and Miss Rebecka
Pollard, contralto, of this city.
Post F, of the Travelers' Protective As
sociation, held a meeting in the rooms of
the Business Men's League last evening
and transacted routine business.
Delta Lodge, No. 2S, Ancient Order
United Workmen, have Issued Invitations
for an entertainment and public Installa
tion of the recently elected officers, which
will occur at 8 o'clock Wednesday night
in Odd Fellows' Hal!, In North Columbus
Special services were held at the Rail
road Reading Rooms at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. The speakers were students
from the Theological Seminary. The fea
ture of the services was a solo rendered by
Mrs. Effle T. Leez. Rev. Dr. Lacy will
conduct a mission which will commence
the first week in February. The choir will
be composed of a class of young men led
by Thomas H. Nctherland.
Mr. Charles Kaus, a former resident
here, but now of Philadelphia, visited his
old home in this city today.
James Jackson, Sallle Timbers, and her
son, Joseph Timbers, all coloted, will be
arraigned In the police court tomorrow
morning charged with indulging In a free
fight at 12 o'clock last night. When the
policemen put In their appearance
missiles were flying thick and fast,
and Sallle Timbers had Just demolished a
bottle over her son's head, Inflicting a
Seymore Gaddis, colored, was arrested
tu'ay charged with being drunk and dis
orderly and Injuring the property of Mary
Gaddis, also colored.
TRIED TO CATCH DOGS.
(Iticer Action of 3Itirfc Callom l.enil
to llln Arrett.
A man who gave the name of Mark Cul
lom and who said he was a blacksmith
living at. Four Mile Run. was taken In
charge by Policeman Bray nt the corner
of Fifth and D Streets early last night.
The man's actions led Dray to bellco
that he was insane, and he was taken to
the Sixth precinct station, where he will
be examined as to his mentnl condlt'on
today by the authorities of the Health
When first seen by the policeman Cul
lom was trying to catch dogs that were
running about the streets. He wan also
deluded by the Idea that some one was
following him. When placed under arrest
ho made no resistance.
WHITE RIBBON REMEDY
Can be given in glass of Water, Tea, or Coffee
Without Patient's Knowledge.
White Hibbon Itemedy will cure or destroy the
diseased appetite for slcoholic stimulant,
whether tl.e patient U a confirmed inebriate, "a
tippler," social drinker, or drunkard.
Impossible (or anyone to have an appetite
for alcoholic liquors alter mans White Hibbon
Itemedy, By mail $1. Trial package free.
Mrs. A. M. Townsend, Secretary Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Detroit, Mich.
Sold bv all druggists, and In Waahlrcton by
fctevem.' " Pharmacy, Wl Pinn.yhanla Atenue.
FOR 3 DAY!
Beginning tins morning,
Stylish Oxfords and Grey Mixtures,
worth J20 with any merchant tailor. We
mean the kind that have their work done
right here In the city, as we do. Garments
are tried on and fitted before final finish.
A. guarantee. If not satisfied with bar
gain money back.
505 Seventh N.W.
Don't use Bracers. $3Sfo I
The next morning cor- ily.fifi :
rect head and stomach XD&imZl t
MASON'S YELLOW TABLETS
Aii Grii'imci. Aloe', fir OptaUt.
Mason's Yellows I Drala and Nerve la
Cure Dyspepsia I rlzorator
ISSfSSSSffin O- " f"
3IilS0 cure'eoughs f s " "''' "' 1
Mason's W hitcs 1 ...... i.n ,. i
4 Cure Sore Throat f " "" i
30 Tallclx 10c. All Druggets or maltedor
Maon's Cream of Olivet, 23,
Curt Catarrk Uurnt, Pimple and Pile. 1
U. T. MAfcON" C fie jr. Co., 515 Arch Su J
PhlUL, Pa. 1
THE IFDONAED FUNERAL.
IlcmniiiN to lie Sent to llitltimore for
Funeral services over the remains of
Samuel McDonald will be held in the
chapel of W. S. Speare's undertaking es
tablishment, F Street northwest, near
Tenth, this afternoon- at 2:30 o'clock, and
the Rev. Walden Mycr, one of the assistant
rectors of Christ PJ E. Church, In South
Washington, will officiate. Immediately af
ter the services the remains will be taken
to Baltimore, where, in accordance with
the wishes of McDonald, the body will be
cremated. The final resting place of the
ashes will be in the family lot at, Steuben
At the Truest of -the Steubenvllle Post.
of which McDonald nasamember; one of
the local G A. R. potts; will be designated
to attend the ceremonies. There were no
pallbearers chosen, for at -the conclusion
of the services, the body. In charge ot an
undertaker, will be placed upon a train
and shipped to Baltimore.
All day yesterday McDonald's body, en
cased In a broadcloth coffin, lay In state
at Speare's chapel. The casket was almost
hidden from view by the WTeaths of floral
offering which friends had sent to the un
In addition to Judge William McD. Mil
ler, the nephew of the dead man, who is
in charge of the scttrement ot McDonald's
affairs, the following relatives have arrived
In the city and will attend the funeral:
Frank E. Miller, a nephew, from Pitts
burg; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Darlngton, the
latter a sister, from Allegheny City, Pa.;
Kelson Miller, a nephew, who Is In his
third year at Columbia College, New York,
and Samuel Langston, a nephew, from
Camden, N. J.
Tho annual memorial service of Staun
ton Lodge, G. A. R, of Steubenvllle, Ohio,
was held yesterday, and the programme
was altered at the last moment so as to
Include the narao of Samuel McDonald.
TWO CHAKGES OF ASSAULT.
Allesretl "Woninn Heritor ArreMed
Tnire Within Twelve Ilonrx.
William K. Mann was arrested for tho
second time within twelve hours at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon on a charge
of assaulting Mabel Helmer, of 305 Thir
teenth Street northwest.
Mann was first arrested about 3:30
o'clock yesterday morning. He and the
woman had quarreled and Mann, who lias
but one arm, began to beat her. Her
screams attracted the attention of Police
man Kllmartln, who ran into the house
and placed Mann under arrest.
The woman was badly bruised about tho
body, and It Is said Mann had threatened
to attack the other persons In the house
If they attempted to summon help. Kll
martln sent him to the Tlrst precinct sta
tion and after a charge of assault had
been entered against him he was reliased
upon depositing $20 collateral for his ap
pearance In court.
Shortly afterward he returned to the
house where he had been arrested. The
doors were locked, but he effected an en
trance, it Is said, through a back door.
Mann, it is said, remained In the place
all of yesterday morning, keeping the in
mates in a state of constant terror. About
1:H0 li. the afternoon, it is said, he again
assaulted the Helmer woman. Policeman
Murphy heard the woman's screams and
he entered the hoube and placed Mann
under arrest. He was taken to the police
station and plnced in a cell and later re
leased on $300 collateral.
Ilniridi's bwr '" the opeuins of tlic new icn
tury will continue to be the Lett in th United
States. The qualities ot Maeritn, Smate, and
Lasrcr will be as perfect as malt anil hops arI
slill can male them. Perfection is our motto.
Phone rat, Arlington ltottlinjr Co., and realize
what tkill and materials can produce.
Cnlnrrh fur Twenty Vcnr anil
CurrU In u l'Vv l)ur". Nothing too simple,
nothing too hard for Dr. A?new" Catarrhal
Poiler to fire relict In an instant, lion Georee
James, of Scranton. 1'a.. lays: "J have been a
martrr to Catarrh tor 20 yetrr, constant hankini;.
droppinK in the throat and pain In the head, very
oflcnthc breath. I tried Dr. Agncw'a Catarrhal
Powder. The tlrst application gave instant relict.
Alter using a fiw bottles all Ihefe sjmptcms ot
Catarrh left rr.e." Tilty cents. Sold by 1 S.
tVIlliams. Otli and F sts., Edmonds & williama,
3d and Pa. ac 1.
Tho Saxony Wool
Jackots and Swootors
Vi'e'io Been Importing for
9 lean Are Ilecommenil
cd by I'h;niianj for Keep.
ir.fi IJody in Uniform Tem
perature. Worn Under
Coat They Saie Overcoat;
With Decidedly ilorc Com
fort and Much Lesn Kx
pense 36c to JC.50. Men's,
Ladies', and Hoys.
C. AUERBACH, 7 &H,
The Knit Jacket and Sweater Specialist.
Domestic Sewing Macldnes. "Phone 7T2.
nu 9151 II quart bctUea of tht Waah-
I llOnC Hat legion Brewlni Co.'a Kamoul
Cir. Itnnr Colden Hop DEEP, (or $1. D-
ror UCLl. liTertd In unlettered waoaa.
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Furniture Prices ATumbling.
StockTakino; is Nearing.
A few items picked here and there throughout our big establishment just to illustrate
that we are the bargain givers in the furniture business.
WE CHEERFULLY GRANT YOU CREDIT.
i 1 '
A three piece Golden Oak Finish
15 hardwood Tables, with under
A heavy White . Enameled Brass
Trimmed Bed, with brass vases. A
ACED. MELLOW. PUIlE.
J1.00 for foil quart bottle. 50c pint.
43c half pint. Sold only by
W. E. COX, 602 Penn. Are. N. W.
RESCUED TROTS. THE OFFICEES.
Tlii.mn Vent, Set Free Iiy Frlentln,
I'lcen Toward Kentucky.
CUMBERLAND, Md., Dec. 30. Thomas
Vest, the railroad construction foreman
who fatally shot Charles Fawcett, waiter
In Scott's restaurant, at Beverly, because
he did not wait on him fast enough, was
rescued from three officers yesterday
morning. The rescue was accomplished
by fifteen of Vest's friends, masked and
armed with Winchester rifles, while he
was being brought In a carriage from
Beverly to Elkins for a hearing before
The justice had ordered tht prisoner to
be brought by train, but the prosecuting
attorney, it is stated, countermanded the
order. It had been announced by Vest's
friends that they Intended to rescue htm.
When In a lonely part cf the road the res
cuers appeared In front of the carriage.
Vest Jumped to the ground and fell with
the constable on top of him, badly Injur
ing the latter. Tho officers were sur
rounded and ordered to let Vest go. They
compiled and Vest then darted through
the woods In a westerly direction. It is
said ho can reach Kentucky without leav
ing the woods.
The prosecuting attorney and the sheriff
refused to take any action. Their terms
expire tomorrow. Their successors will
be asked to make determined efforts to
ward recapturing Vest. The people aro
terrorized and are begging for a posse to
be raised, but can get no leader.
POLICE ABHIVE TOO LATE.
HurjrlitrN lit n Summer IIuunc 3Iyfl
About 0:30 o'clock last night tho police
at the Seventh precinct station wero In
formed that the summer home of A. R.
Spofford, the Assistant Librarian of the
Library of Congress, west of Wisconsin
Avenue, was being entered by burglars.
Sergeant Schneider and a detail of prWatcs
were at once sent to the house and there
found two men who lived in neighboring
houses on guard with shotguns. The po
lice were informed that a light had been
seen In the house, which, although not oc
cupied at the present time, is furnished.
The police found all the doors and win
dows, with the exception of an outside
cellar door, tightly .closed. They effected
an entrarrec and found a lamp and some
burnt matches, but a thorough search re
vealed no burglars, nor was there any
evidence that anything had been dis
turbed. It Ib thought that If tho house
was entered tho thieves mnde their escape
during the interval that elapsed between
the discovery of the light and the arrival
of the police.
ACCUSED BY A GROCER.
Two Women Arreteil ami ClutrKf.il
Willi I'alnr l'rcteiii'CM.
Luc'ndla Faragaro, thirty-two years old,
a native of Spain, and Kate Luclens,
twenty-one years of age, were arrested
jestcrday forenoon by Policemen Kersten
and Belts,' of the Eighth precinct, on. a
warrant sworn out by Wilhelm Schmidt,
a grocer, charging them with false pre
tences. Both were sent, to the House of
Schmidt keeps a grocery store at tho
corner of Eighteenth and S Streets north
west. The two women arrested were ser
vants In the'houso of Major Richmond, a
customer of Schmidt's. Schmidt alleges
that tho two women came to his stare
some time ago and asked for a commuta
tion book, by means of which they could
get "groceries at any time they desired.
He says that they represented they were
applying for the book for Major Richmond.
Thinking their story was true, Schmidt
gave them the book, which they subse
quently used to procure a large amount
of groceries, which he supposed were for
Major Richmond. When a bill for the ar-
..-.. u.n.n k tlyr .orvanlR wnR nro-
sented to Major Richmond Schmidt learned
that he had been victimized. Major Rich
mond had not authorized the servants to
get anything charged to his account.
Schmidt immediately made complaint to
the police and the arrestB followed
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A large Oak High Back Round Post
Cane Seat Diningroom Chair, with
A pretty Oak Sideboard, golden oak
finish, beveled plate glass in top.
Made, Laid, and Lined Free.
40c Ingrain Carpets, a yard 25c
75c Ingrain Carpels, a yard 50c
?1 Brussels Carpet, a yard 75c
.Lace Curtains and Portieres.
Full size Laco Curtains 49c
$1.50 Lace Curtains 98c
$2.50 Lace Curtains $1.48
Fine Tapestry Portieres $2.45
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"THE BEST IS AYE THE CHEAP
EST." AVOID IMITATIONS OF
HOTEL ST. LOUIS,
O. A. WIXDECK, Proprietor.
Corner Kth and H Sta. N. W.,
deJS-lmo WASHINGTON, D. C.
Cash or Credit.
Cor. 7th and I (Eye).
3IOXDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1W0-.
Itain or snow Monday. Tuesday colder and f.iir;
Tarfable winds, becoming northwesterly Mocdjy
Highest temperature, 2 p. m S3
Lowest temperature, 3 a. m 20
THE SUN' AXD MOOS.
Sun row 7:19A.M. I Sun sets t:J7P.M
Moon rfacs Moon sets 2:33 A.M. . I
3:18 A.M. and 3:50 P.M. I
0:53 A.U. and 10U5 P.il.
Lamps lit today 5:35 P.M.
Lamps out tomorrow. 6:27 A.M.
Columbia Theatre "The Battle of the EtrouT,"
Sew National Theatre Thc Pride of Jenico,"
Lafayette Square Opera House "A Gilded
Fool," evening. ,
Chase's New Grand Polite Vaudeville, after
noon and evening.
Academy of Music "Sporting Life," evening.
Kernan'a Ljceura Theatre Sam Dcrcre'a Corn
par), afternoon and evening.
The New Bijou "The Victoria Burlesquers'
afternoon and evening-.
IN AND ABOUT THE CELT.
Stricken IVltli n. Kit.
Thomaa 0Donnell, thirty-five yeara of ae, of
151 G Street southeast, fell in a fit at Powell's
oyster liouse, 4S2 Xew York Avenue northwest,
last nisht. He was talen to tHe Homeopathic
Hospital In the Scond precinet patrol wason.
A ChrlNtmns Tree Klre.
A Christmas tree In the house at 1I2T Thirty
recond Street northwest, occupied by Daniel
Collins, caught fire la&t nis.ht and caited a
slight blaze, which was extinguished by Police
man Bachenhelmer. The total loss was about $10.
DIcil AVItlinnt Medical Attention.
About 11 o'clock jrterday forenoon Llewellyn
Chase, a colored man, thirty-two jears old. died
without medical attfntion at his home. 710 Sev
enth Street wuthwet. The coroner wai notified
and gave a certificate ol death from natural
The Souk: of tlio Xljsht.
The choir at Et. Andrew's Chjrch. Fourteenth
and Corcoran Strcett, asil!cd ly Mies Dcntrice
S. Goodwin, ol St. Paul's choir, will render to
nidht at 11 o'clock Ihid'cy Buck's beautiful can
tata, "The Song of the Night," to uther in the
Itun lion n by n lHc'Ilt.
John Cullinane, a small boy who 1 res at 3013 K
Street northwest, was knocked down yesterday
afternoon at the corner of Thirtieth and M
Streets by a bicycle ridden by Harry Gray, ol
C27 Pomtroy Street northwefct. He was Mishtly
injured, hat was able to go to his home without
Chnrccd Wills Larceny.
Thomas Ilurlley, flf!-tvo years ot ape, was
arrested by roliccman Ilolr, of the Tourth pre
cinct, yesterday about noon and lodged In that
stationhouw, charted with larceny from the per
son. Harry IVnrron, the complainant, allured
that Uurkley had taken 5 from his pocket hile
they were together the night before.
Arretted on a Wnrrnnt.
Richard L. Tibbltt -as arrrat.-d by Policeman
Dranlett, of the First precinct, last night on a
warrant sworn out by Dertha Koodsel. a colored
woman, who allrces that he assaulted her on
December 24. He was taken to the First precinct
station and released on depo-ut ol (t collateral
for appearance in court.
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A beautiful Golden Oak Cobbler Seat
This Rattan Seat Bedroom Rocker,
Folding Cutting Table, with
yard measure on top.
415417 7th St.
-H-i-re-H i' ;
WHITE ASH fgl
Half Whito Ash Stove
and Half Pea & o jt
WW!. J. ZEH,
702 llth St. N. W.
13th and D Sts. S. W.
Physicians assert that It !
healthful to sleep In iron beds.
Here's one brass trimmed and white
enameled which Is
considered cheap at
?4, to sell for
WALKER & BURKS,
1013-1015 7th St. N. W.
A Home fileed.
Have a Gas Heater in the
1 bouse for the winter. The
best, cheapest. and most
economical means of heating.
A Gas Heater docs away with
MATDC the trouble and Inconvenience
nLHir.no i of handling coal. Call and
see cur extensive line of
Gas Heaters, Gas Logs, etc.
Gas Appliance Exchange,
1424 New York Ave.
In slightly used pianos can be found at th
STIEFF PIANO WAREROOMS
en lira ?r. n.w.
J. C. COXLIFF. Jfgr.
Espey's SI Razors
-so they MUST be good.
IOIO Pa. Ave.
All the newest and most
attractive styles In men's
thoed. Slicks, tans, pat
ent leather. Espial to any
043 Pennsylvania Avrnne.
New Year's Requisites.
" -.,, Newest styles la Xcclvrear, Soo
B O I up. Suspenders, 5V. Adler'a Kid,
Tan, and Crey Mocha Gloves, only
Eftftj-sM St- Br Shirt, Collars, and
fcVl&n Cuffs. Cm? Buttons and Shirt
JSS"2 DERBYS and SOFT HVTS, only t..
MOOIIC A. CUIXIXAX. -1"5 ! St.,
Sueeessors to A. T legls. 'QeO-tf
llijnrcil Dnrliiir n I'H.
While In the convulsions caused by an cpileptia
fit at the coroner of New-Jersey Aenue and d
Street northwest shortly before noon yesterday,
Samuel IIsukmi, of 170t Third Street northwest,
fell and cut his head fin the paiiment. Hi
was removed to the Casualty Hospital and wai
able to return to hla home alter couple ol
stitches had been taken In the wound.