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THE WASHnrGTON -TIMES, SATURDAY, MAY t19, 1894.
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WASHINGTON, 1. 0., MAY 19. 189.
For the Distrftt of Columbia, Maryland and
Tlrglniai Rain Saturday morning, probably
lair Saturday afternoon; much cooler; winds
shifting to northwest.
THE ABMOB-FLATE FEAUDS.
Mr. Dunphy, of New York, don't want to
pay without further Investigation the 81,200,
000 which tho government will soon owo the
Carnegie company for armor plates. He con
tends that when the money has been paid it
will render useless an Investigation, and
there will be no redress left for the govern
ment. Mr. DnnRhy appeared before the House
Committee on Rules yesterday, and charged
that large quantities of Inferior armor plates
had been palmed off on the covernment, and
said that tho Investigation now being con
ducted by officers of the Navy Department
would bo useless, as they had no power to
summon witnesses or to administer oaths to
thoso who appeared voluntarily.
Tho Carnegie company has received Im
mense sums of money on Its contracts. Con
gress and the country have a right to expect
first-class material and workmanship. There
fore Congressman Dunphy's desire to probe
tho matter to tho bottom ought to be
promptly seconded by tho Committee on Rules.
THE EEIBERY INVESTIGATION.
The make-up of the Senatorial committee
to investigate tho charges of bribery 13
very generally commended. Senators Gray.
Lindiay, Allen, Lodge, and Davis are all
strong men, against whom there never has
been cast a shadow of suspicion. It Is under
stood that they will begin operations Im
mediately, although there are rumors that
the chairman of the committee, Mr. Gray, de
sires to be relieved from duty.
Mr. Gray will probably .not be permitted to
retire. There may be very little In the charges,
and there may bo a great deal. The country
want3 tho facts, and will not be satisfied with
Tho resolutions authorizing tho appoint
ment of the committee are broad, covering
not duly tEe epeclflo acts of alleged (fttcmpled
corruption, but also reaching out Into other
fields where for some time past thero havo ex
isted more or less well-grounded suspicions of
It Is especially desirable that the fullest in
formation sbould bo gained as to the truth of
tbo,charges repeatedly made against a certain
coterie of Senators speculating In sugar and
other stocks liable to be affected by legisla
The Interstate Commerce Commission are
now after the scalps of the ticket scalpers.
The declination of Seth Low to run for
mayor of Brooklyn is no evidence that he
doesn't wish to soar high.
Jehset AS3EMEI.TMES played horse In the
houso tho other day, but the members' con
stituents aro prevented from doing the same.
Jcsoe Milled received hi3 commission
and took the oath of office yesterday, so that
his section of tho police court is now in good
running order for another term.
Coxev 13 not a bit disgruntled by the turn
down administered Cy the Philadelphia
Clover Club. He expects to livo In clover
for somo time nmong tho green fields
The Department of Agriculture last year
Issued IIS different publications, and had
printed and distributed 2,140,330 copies of the
same. Tho number of these publications
ttcadlly increases every year.
The Appropriations Committee of tho
Iltftise, in its management of the legislative,
tsecutive. and judicial bill, which as yes
terday up for consideration, ignores the Sen
nte amendments to the Wilson bill, and omits,
among other items, tho sum ot 100,000 for
salaries of assessors for the sugar bounty.
Jcdge Beadlev, of the District supreme
court, yesterday dismissed tho Coxey appeal,
stating tint the defendants had a fair trial,
and that none of their constitutional rights
had been abridged. The defendants will ap
pear before Judge Miller for sentence this
Mr. Feeugini, according to all accounts, will
soon be eligible to tho annual reunions held by
Lillian RussoU's cx-husbands ChlcagoiIIerald.
Tho Convention City should put In an
early bid for their reunion. Surely before
tho leaves fall Maestro Pcruglnl will bo one
of tho illustrious number. Fortunately,
Washington has tho Com cntion boll.
At tho convention of chiefs ot labor bu
reaus, .whioh adjourned yesterday, Mr.
Schilling, of Illinois, introduced a resolution
on tho subject of taxation, and the various
methods now in oguo were thoroughly dis
cussed. It occurs to us that a commission
mado up of theso gentlemen might workout
a better and more lust plan of raising public
revenue than those now in use.
TnE Pan-American Bimetallic League will
meet In this city next Tuesday. Tho West
and South will havo a strong representation,
and delegates will also bo present from Mexico
and nearly all tho Central American states.
Tho main object of tho league is to arrange a
basis for tho adoption of a silver dollar that
will pass current between the United States
lad all tho countries of Central and South
irserica. It is believed by the advocates of
o white metal that with a uniform dollar a
jrcat stimulus will bo given to trade.
It looks now as if Mr. Dock'y's bill reduc
ing tho departmental force Is going to have
n hard road to trael. While there is a possl
llllty of its passago by tho House, the indica
tion aro that It will ineot with vigorous op
position In tho Senate, The belief Is gaining
ground that tho saving expected to bo effected
by the proposed changes are more apparent
than real. Strong objections will bo mado to
tho removal of existing safeguards to frauds,
which havo stood tho test for a century.
In declining a renominatlon Hon. William
J. Bryan, of tho First district of Nebraska,
d C3 not take a very hopeful view of the
iuturo prospects of tho Democratlo party,
no don't like tho President's financial policy,
and thinks that it tho Democracy repudiates
Mr. Cleveland's fleas of finance, "and renew)
Its devotion to the common peoplo, It may
yet become an effective Instrument In tho
securing ot good government,"
Since tho Alabama Democrats will nom
inate Oates for Governor, It Is In order, for
the Republicans to put up a man named Cot
ton and another party put up a certain Cole
on Its ticket; and then all persons pray for a
good yield of the state' resources.
DISESTABLISHMENT IN WALES.
A recent London dispatch to the Times
A manifesto signed by the English archbishops
and by thirty-one bishops has been addressed to
the members of the Church of England In Wales.
The manifesto declares that the bill for the dis
establishment of the church In Wales, If It should
become law, would weaken the unity of the
church and alienate the ancient gifts by which
the service of God and the pastoral care of tho
peoplo were maintained for centuries; that It
wouM deprive the poor of their legal rights to
seats In the churches, and of the ministrations
of the clergy to their sick and dying, and would
reduce the Church of Wales to penury, thereby
Impeding the worship ot God.
Of course It would ''alienate tho ancient
gifts" of tho Church, but it would also settle
the disgraceful system of absenteeism, by
which the "rector" spends his time In Lon
don or his church "living," and by wblfli In
turn the curate, who Is left by the rector,
shoves his pastoral duties on an assistant who
can speak tho Welsh language
True, it would also "reduce the Church of
Wales to penury," but It would also reduce
tho terriblo tlthcsi-rents and levies that the
Welsh are made to pay for the maintenance ot
a form of worship which they havo re
peatedly said they do not want.
What has the manifesto of the archbishops
got to do with !he case, anyway? Let's hear
a manifesto from the Protestant chapels, de
manding the revenue of the Welsh "church
lands" for the churches in which tho Welsh
Budyard Kipling, the Londoners say. Is ac
quiring American manners. aCbere seems to
be a difference of opinion on this side as to
whether this change of his will be received
with unmitigated joy by us
Breckinridge has not been for somo reason
chosen a delegate to the Presbyterian con
vention at Saratoga.
If the tariff farce "keeps on standing still"
60ne of our statcsmon may find it expedient
before long to look into the merits ot the
Dowo bullet-proof fabric.
Which will win, literature or the stage, In
this content between Lillian Russell and Mrs.
Philadelphia has been slow in adopting
asphalt pavements, and now It 13 found that
the contractors aro even further behind tho
times. The pavements won't stand water.
It's too bad there Isn't some place in the
baseball race lower than the bottom. Wash
ington has spent all Its ammunition early in
If our esteemed friends, the statesmen, had
to purchase their ga3 from the Washington
company, tho flow might not bo so vol
uminous. Seventeen divorces granted in Chicago
Let's not abolish the Senate till Autumn.
Mrs". Lemon, of Colorado. Is reported to
have married thirteen husbands. Lillian
Russell and Mrs. Frank Leslie bold tho rep
utation ot tha East in their matrimonial
Just that one little word "but" may mean
so much. It was a cigarette butt that started
tho Eoston fire.
At the District Buildings.
Tho Commissioners haTe requested Public
Printer Benedict to complete the printing of
their annual report for 3S93 before the close of
the present fiscal year.
lion. Orin B. Dallam has been appointed by
the Commissioners a delegate for tho District of
Columbia to the twenty-first national conference
cf charities and corrections, to be Aid at Nash
Tille, Tenn., Stay 23-21
The Commissioners have issued tho following
orders: That the water department lay a
main from the main buildlngof the Agricultural
Department to the seed diri3lun and from
Twelfth and B streets southwest to a point near
the west line of Thirteenth street. That the fol
lowing public (ras lamps be erected: One on
north eldo of M, between Twelfth street and
Trinidad avenue northeast; ono on northwest
corner of M street and Trinidad avenue, and one
on north side of Trinidad avenue, between Flor
ida avenue and M street northeast, 'ITiat sowers
In Oak street northwest, between North Capitol
and First streets, bo added to the provisional
schedulo ot sowers during fiscal year ISM; thit a
sewer on south side of K street northwest, be
tween Eighth and Ninth streets, and a eewer in
Nichols avenue, frorn Navy avenuo southward,
be added to the provisional schedule for fiscal
year 1S93; that a drinking fountain for horses,
presented by the Washington Humane 3ucity,
be placed on Pennsylvania avenue rtcar the cor
ner of Twenty-ninth street, Georgetown. An al
lotment of J2U3 31 for the use cf the parkinr
commission for the last quarter of the current
fiscal year is hereby approved.
'1 he Commissioners yesterday adopted tho fol
lowiuc charges in the general orders for plat
ting and subdividing land:
Paragraph ti Amend to read as follows:
No land shall be subdivided Into lots less than
16 feet In width and SO feet in length, except
where such lots abut upon two public streets or
upon a street and an alley. In which case the
depth of the lot may be 10 feet.
Paragraph 9. Amend to read as follows:
Principal streets not lu alignment v. 1th the
streets of Washington ehall nut bo less than 90
feet In width, and shall be distant fiom each
other cot less than -u0 feet, nor more than fcUO
Paragraph II amended to read as follows:
No new avenue shall bo less than 12) feet in
width, except whero the tor ograpbv or other
considerations make n leas width desirable.
Paragraph IS amended to read as follows:
In tho square of all subdivisions without tho
cities of Washington and Georgetown public al
leys will be required, so that, as far as prac
ticable, every lot shall abut thereon; such alleys
shall not be less than 1G feet In width and con
tinuous through the square
Building permits were Issued yesterday as
follows: Louisa ltolllns, to build a shed In roar
of No. 919 Fifth street northwest; 1L Sherman,
to Improve No. 4C9 G street northwest, to cost
$.50; 0 S Prendle, to build a bcathouse at the
foot ot JUIrty-tlrst street, to cost Z-2X; v II.
Butler, to Improve No COT C street northwest; J.
It ltogers, to build No ltOj Nineteenth street
northwest, to cost 8130- E Gmidershemier, to
build a bakery in rear of No. 316 .Second street
northwest, to cost 3.500; ItoLlnsou liilcy, to
build Nos. SOI to 811 E street southwest, to cost
Sli.OJO; and James D. Burn, to b.illd Nos. SI47 to
2149 P street northwest, to cost S-,X).
Notes from Senate and House.
Senator Jones, from the Committee on Indian
Aflalrs, has reported favorably the resolution
for the appropriation of 103,000 for tho survey
of the lands in the Indian territory.
The bill to regulate enlistments in tho army
which recently rassod the Senate was consldcrea
yesterday by the House Commlttoo on .Military
AfJalrs, and was approved with several amend
ments. Tho New York appraisers' warehouse was dis
cussed yesterday by the House Cornmitteo on
Public Buildings, Representative Campbell
arguing for completing tho ten stories of the
Tho House Committee on Judiciary yesterday
decided to make a favorable report ou the reso
lution to repay the state of Virginia the money
paid by It under the direct tax law of August 3,
1SC1. Tho sum amounts to J1S1.S06, less the
amount of -7,030, which has been already re
funded. Chairman Boatner, of the Jenkins anti-strike
investigating committee, returned yesterday
from n visit to Louisiana, and arranged with the
House Judiciary Committee to make the Jen
kins report the special order of the committee
The Civil Service Committee of the House
heard arguments yesterday on the bills of Rep
resentatives Plckler (Dakota) and Cummlngs
(New York) to give veterans of the late war
reference in appointments to office. Joseph W.
ay, chairman of the legislative committee of
tho G. A. It-; el-Assistant Commissioner of Pen
sions Lincoln, and Representative Plckler spoke
in favor of tho change.
Two representatives of the Maritime Associa
tion. Presldens Vernon C Brown and Capt. W.
V. Nichols, both of New York, addressed the
Rouse Committee on Merchant Marine yester
day In oppcsltiou to several bills designed to im
prove the condition of seamen by repealing
somo of the shipping laws which bear most
stringently upon them, the basis of their opposi
tion being that the repeal of the laws would put
the seamen Into the power of the boarding house
keepers along shore, who act as middlemen.
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CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
Gun tests In tho navy appear to havo been
a good deal more dangerous fifty years ago
than they ore now. Representative Oeissen
halner, ot New Jersey, a mombcr of the
House Committee on Naval Affairs, tells ot a
remarkable trial trip In 1811, In which the
Secretary of War and the Secretary of the
Navy, both ot whom were on the expedition,
were killed by the explosion of the gun that
was being tested.
Commodore Stockton, of New Jersey, who
was conducting tho test, was court-martialed,
but was exculpated.
New Jersey was largely responsible, accord
ing to Mr. Gelssenhalner, for the establish
ment of tho Navy Department. It was orig
inally a part ot the War Department, which
was ono of the three original executive bu
reaus, and was created In 1793 at the instiga
tion of three or four New Jersey delegates la
Congress, who feared that In the entangle
ments of war Now Jersoy, with hor extensivo
seaboard, would suffer more extensively than
other states, and were not satisfied with the
step taken by tho then Wnr Department to
prepare for such n ccntingency.
Ever since then New Jersey has maintained
her interest and her hold on tho Navy De
partment. She has had three Secretaries
and almost continuously a member on tbo
House and Senate Huval Affairs Committee.
At this moment Senator McPherson is chair
man of one, Mr. Gelssenhalner a prominent
member of the other, whllo Mr. McAdoo, tho
Assistant Secretary of tho Navy, was, during
his long servico In Congress, n prominent
member of tbo Naval Committee and for
thrco Congresses its chairman.
Mr. Coombs, of New York, is as dis
tinguished for his bright red cravat as Will
iam Walter Phelps used to be when he was in
Congress. It was said of Mr. Phelps that he
alwajs wore three things a pair of pray
trousers, n red cravat, nnd a bang. As a
matter of fact, ho was never seen without all
three, except when ho got to Berlin und bad
to wear black short-clothes when at Imperial
Mr. Coombs' scarf is not of tho same hue
as Mr. Phelps'. It is more of a scarlet and
les3 of a crimson. But from tho regularity
with which Mr. Coombs Is woarint; his, it 13
likely to proe as famous as Mr. Phelps' used
There Is ono respect In which both the Sen
ate and Houso of Representatives have a great
advantage In tho matter ot sociability and
tho maintenance of a friendly feeling between
members of opposite parties over the legisla
tive bodies in Europe. By tho committco
System Senators nnd members aro brought
into friendly social relations, wholly unknown
to tho members of tho Houso of Commons, the
Reichstag, or tho Chamber of Deputies. And
inasmuch as oery man has something per
sonally attractive about him that wins him
friends, the result of tho American system is
to bring about many friendships among men
fiolitlcally opposed than Is true In any other
That this good feeling has considerable ad
vantages cannot bo denied. Even in times of
great political tension Senators and members
manage to treat each other tho greater part
of tho time with what to European ejes
would seem marked courtesy.
In the British Parliament it Is rare to hear
a speaker descend from the purely political
attitude In addressing members of the opposi
tion. In tho French and German debates
there is almost a personal bitterness in all
partisan discussion. Here it is almost always
good-humored, or at least only sarcastic or
ironical, with a touch of courtesy which
takes tLo edgo off plain language.
Tho choice of tho committee of investiga
tion in tho attempted bribery charges and tho
alleged sugar trust Influence on legislation
made by Vice President Stovensou is com
mended on all hands as an excellent selec
tion. The partisan element is very largely
out of it, and every member of tho committee
is a man who is peculiarly well fitted for bis
task. It is to be hoped the committee will
fully live up to the expeditions of the public
and ferret out all there is to bo discovered.
It was said by a well-known member of
Congress tho other day that of all the mem
bers of the Cabinet Secretary Carlisle had the
happiest way of turning down a request for
appointments or other fn ors. He does it not
only with great tact, but oiten with a per
sonal story or reminiscence about his efforts
to accomplish similar results when he wa In
Congress nnd the Senate. The Congressman
in question said ho had txen refused more
requc-ts than had been grtntod. and that he
must admit he never felt very badly about It.
not as badly as he ought to.
Evidently CarIIln must have taken advice
from Che-ttrtleid, who had numerous pre
scriptions on the method of saying "no" In
such a way that tho person refused would
rather bae a "no" than a "yes."
House Considered Auuthcr lludgctary BUI
nnd Adjourned Till .Monday.
Soon after tho llonso met yesterday It found
Itself with a healthr voung filibuster on its
hands, caused by a motion to consider appropri
ation bills, running counter to private bills Tho
legislative, executive, and Judicial appropria
tion bill was taken up after an agreement was
reached to close general debato at S o clock and
to adjourn over Saturday The discussion
of the till opened up several Interesting and lic
portant questions, am mg them being the sugar
bounty question, the pension frauds investiga
tion, and the deducting of members pay for ab
Considerable opinislt'ou to tte last subject
was manifested us at present administered, the
principal opponeas being Representative
Boatner (Democrat, Louisiana) and ilcpresenta
tivo Mahou (lfepubllcau, Pennsylvania), though
both members condemned absautoeisiii In the
The discussion on tho sugar bounty question
wis brought about by the omission from the
pending bill ot tho provision for sugar bounty
Representative Cannon questioned the pro
priety and courtesy cf tho Uous In declaring by
Its actions to Senators that there was not going
to be any bount In tho next fiscal ear.
Touching the question of pensions. Le approved
ot the action of tbo vomniitteo In refusing to
appropriate a half million dollars for the pur-jn.-e
of investigating frauds.
Tneie was tbiis,m6 further discussion on the
queviou of docking absent members in which
-Mr. Reed sild that tho nuly ofMct which l.e had
seen from the udoptldii ot the rule regarding ab
senteeism was an alarming increasoof "sickness
in the family" and a dangerous stretching ot
Mr Everett (Dein . Mass.) held that a member
of Congress mlcht be dlshirging his obligations
more to his constituents by goiLg homo and mix
ing with thorn than by remaining lu his seat in
At 5 oMock tho cummitteo rose and. a recess
wes taken until s o'clock, the oveninr session
oeinz devoted to tho consideration of private
interstate Commerce Law Changes.
Tho subcommittee of tho Senate Committee
on Interstate Commerce having lu chargo tho
bill for tbo regulation of pooling has submlttod
other amendments, in addition to those hereto
fore submitted bearing upon false statements
made by cither shippers or railroad companies
or other common earricts, and providing pen
alties for these violations of the law. Theso
amendments change section 10 of tho present
interstate commorco law. 'lhey impose a pen
alty of S1.C00 upon auy person who shall deliver
property for transportation to a common carrier,
and by false billing, false classification, falso
weighing, falso representation of the contents,
or by any.sort cf deceit or dev ice, obtain or seek
to obtain transportation for such property at
less than tho regular rates then established ou
tho lino of tho railroad or other common carrier
in question. A like penalty Is Imposed upon tho
agent of any railroad company or other common
carrier who may assist in such deceit. Another
paragraph prohibits rebates.
Pilot Chart of the Lukes.
The Atlantic pilot chart Issued by tho
hydrographio office has proved so useful to
mariners and so popular that Hydrographor
Blgsbee has been encouraged to attempt the
publication of a similar chart for the benefit
of the immense commerce of ihe great lakes.
The first Issue has just appeared, and Is be
ing distributed nt different lake ports. As
these charts aro essentially tho result of co
operation in supplying information to be pub
lished, the hydrographio office Invites sug
gestions tending to improve the chart, both
in new features and extension of those already
That's About It.
"Senator," asked a reporter of The Tnis
yesterday morning of Senator James Z.
George, of Mississippi, "when Is the tariff bill
going to be passed?"
"I don't know," said Mr. George, and then
he walked away.
HO APPROPRIATION BILk. RIDERS
Tariff Leadtra Will Not Allow Such inter
ference with Tariff.
The tariff managers ot the Houso hive de
termined to take do further steps toward off
setting the tariff Increases In the Senate by
sugar and other tariff amendments to appro
priation bills. The purpose has been to
amend the legislative appropriation bill by a
provision making sugar free. Representative
Breckinridge, ot Arkansas, of the Ways and
.Means Committee, recently proposed a new
rule permitting tariff amendments to appro
Chairman Sayers, of the Appropriation
Committee, and Representative Craln, of
Texas, introduced similar bills. These
various rules went to the Commltteeon Bules,
where they have not been acted on. The
legislative appropriation bill has, however,
been called up without riders.
In deciding on this course the tariff leaders
in the House concludul that It would be un
wise to take any step which might embarrass
the tana bill as a wncie in tne senate.
SHOULD OWN ITS BUILDINGS.
Congressman Dlnglcy Opposed to Govern
ment Leasing Property In tbo District.
Mr. Dlngley yesterday criticised In the
House in severe terms the custom of tho gov
ernment of renting buildings in th District
of Columbia for departmental purposes.
About 5200,000 was now paid out In tho city
of Washington for rents, being about 15 per
cent. Interest on tho value ot the property,
when 62,000.000 would construct all the build
ings necessary for the use of tho government.
The government, which was ablo to borrow
money at 3 per cent., was now paying nearly
13 per cent, for tho use of buildings, so that it
was losing about 13 per cent, on the sum ot
52,000.000. If the government did not havo
the necessary money for tho construction of
these buildings. It would bo good policy to
borrow 52.000.000 at 3 per cent., instead of
paving 15 per cent,
Mr. Coumts (Dem., N. Y.), a member of
the Committee on Appropriations, nlso made
a strong r lea for economy in tho matter of
rontnls not tho false economy of refusing
ap; roprlatlons for public buildings, but liber
ality fa tbo constru.lion of all necessary
buildings for the govirnmi nt departments, so
as to save rents nt 13 per cent. Interest on tho
valuo of the buildings.
SANDY SPRING APPROACHES.
Favorable Action Recommended on the
Prospective Burnt .Mills Hallway.
Tha Commissioners have returned to Congress
House 1111 6X9, "to Incorporate the Washington,
Burnt Mills and fandy Spring Hall nay Com
pany, togother with a substitute bill which they
oiler, with recommendation for adoption.
The object of the proposed railway is to fur
nish transportation and telegraph facilities be
tween this city and Ashton, Colobv ille, and Sandy
A railway line is now authorized from Sandy
Springs to the District lino, and it is proposed to
secure right of way from the Maryland line to
'ihe Commissioner are In sympathy with the
purposes of the company, but do not favor the
route named In tbeorlglnal bill, and recommend
that tho route shall extend from the northeastern
boundary line ot the District to Brightvvood
avenue, near Albemarle street, for connootlon
with tho Brigntwood railway, or from the Mary
land line, southerly, to connect with the Ecking
tcn and boldiers' Home railway at or near Uui
v crslty station, and with the Columbia Suburban
railway in University heights, or anyotherclty
road that may be built to that suburb
1 he Commissioners entertain no objection to
a small-package freight railway and a telegraph
line ca any of the routes named. They recom
mend that the proposed railway company be re
leased from the payment to the District of 4 per
cent ot tho company s gross earnings until
after a period of Ave years from tho commence
ment ot the operation cf the road
1 his release is suggested In view of the pres
ent small iopulatlon along the proposed route.
THE MARKET TO-DAY.
Prices that Will Rule In the lllg Buildings
The early cabbage this year is of fine quality.
Strawberries are now arriving in good shapf ,
and come of them are as big as Spring chickens.
Tills favorite berry Is gaining many frionds
The fish dealers complain of the scarcity of
perch; this has a tendency to keep up prices.
A few watermelons and peaches from the far
outb aro seen on the stands of a few dealers la
fruit, lhey command fancy prices, the former
bringing $1 50 a ploco and tho latter 20 to U3 cts.
The following prices were quoted by dealers
yesterday aiternoou and will rule tc-day:
Utter. Beat Standees. j.cr pound, 15 to a)
eta,: creamery, S5 to-lOcts.
Kc? -rcr dozen, 13 to IS cts
BcttEitrd Clover cioatnery, rer pound, 25
cts.: diamond creamery, 20 eta: corosuet, 30 cts.
ClttEjK. Philadelphia rieaci, half-pound
packages. i5 cents per pound, pineapple, each,
CO cts to $1; Koqueiort. I er pound. 50 cts ; im
ported fremege de brie, r-er pound, -JO cts ;
.amerltan fromagode l.rie. 3 cts.: sage, 3 ct&;
English dairy, cla: snpeago. I er cr.ke. 10 cts ;
gruted pineapple, per bottle. 115 cts.: cammem
brrt. per pound, da cts ; chwel:zer, ii to 33 cts ;
Llmbergcr, 0 cti; choice cream. 0 eta; Hut
cream. 23 cts
Pocltkv. Spring chickens, per pound, S3 cts.;
duiks, li ctb.: fowl, law to 13 cts
PtJKLX. lieinu's best fic-ur, per plnt.lo ots.;
sweet. 15 cts : mixed canlliower, sour, 10 ct :
sweet.15 cts ;onlons. per pint, 15 cts.: co-.oar.ut, per
1 .......I . n nll.u v.n, . .......4 ,K ... .Wk .,. .
celery sauce, per pint, 10 cts ; chow chow. 10 cts.;
horseradish. 10 eta
Pulserves Pinoapplo and other preserves.
IS c s per pound; apple butter, i cts.; peach, 15
1 r.cir.Uusset apples, per peck, CO cts. to $1;
shaddr k3, each. C3 oSOcts; orances, per dot,
5tof.0c't3.;leii."ns. 10 to SJ era;. -bananas, 15 to
'4c,&: paiaapnles. each, 10 to to cts.; branch
straw Vrries, pir lov, 8 to v) eta; Florida
' peechv, per qurt, CO to V3 cts.; watermelons,
ea.-h. !, il 25, f I SJ
j 31i.Al-. fleef. ruund steak, per pound, ii to
j 15 c:s.; sirloin. Itj to 20 ets.; lortdihense. 20 ic23
cts ; coined. i to Wtct&; chuclk steak, 10 tolJU
cts , billing places, li to 8 cii: bouillon, 10 to 1 JjJ
ccs. sr ring i lino, jo ios-i cia ; uinu qucater, )
cts., mutton, S to 13 cts Veal, roast. 13 cts ; cut
lKs.ii'Cts Fork, Iresh, licti; cernei, 10 its.
BretiUast bacou, 10 to 12 cts. 11am. II bts.
Shoulder. to 10 cts Smozcd. green and 'bc
logua e&usvge and sausage meat. 10 cts. iiegs
hend cheese, 10 eta; pigs' feet, per doz., 23 cts.
tiTU'LM Lettuce, per head. 5 cts; cauli
flower, 10 to 23 cts: string beans, per peck, b0
cts.: Irish potatoes. 30 cts new potatoes, b0 cts.;
asparagus, per hunch, 10 cts ; new cabbage. pr
head, 3 to 10 cts radisbes, long reds, per bun. h.
Sets, white. 3 cts: new onions, Z cts,; Bermt.
das, per basket, 10 cts.; eegplnnts, each, 5 to 15
cts.; cucuuiLois, each, 5 to 10 cts.: thularb,5
cts.: tomatcs, per pound, 131 cts.; branch toma
toes. -W cts : beets, per bunch. 10 cts; stuah,5
to 10 cts ; carrvts, 3 cts : Salsifi, 5 cts; ltossel
sprouts, per pec. tl- spinach, 40 cts : cymolings,
each, 5 to id cto.; J.ale, per pcclr, 21' cts.; burr
artichokes, per quart. JO cts.; peas, per peck, 40
cts . uev tjrrlps, et bunch, 15 cts.
I I-li Shad, roe, each, 40 to 50 c:s.: bucks, 13
to 0 ct haddock, per i cund. 10 to 12 cts ;
trout. 10 to 1-3 cis ; red snapper, la to tf) eta;
rocifish. 23 cis.; brook rockasti, 31; peich, 15
cts.: dressed cetilsb, 146 cts : ccd. l-'u. cts : mr.it
crel, 15 to 23 eta; halibut, 20t"23 els.; lotseor.
lSJs to ail cts; bliieflsh, 10 to 1-V t.; rhcors
head. 20 vs.: Spanish macLeref, 13 to 0 cts.;
Boston, eai h, 20 to 0) eta; hosfish. per dnzon, I;
kinffish or whiting, per pound, 20 cts.; fresh sal
mon. 30 cts.; turtle, 12 cts.; Lard crabs, per
dozen, 23 clo.; soft crats, per dozen, 50 to 75 cts.;
eels, each, 10 cts.
FPvUIT OF THEIR HEETING.
Equitable Taxation Will Bo Investigated
by the Labor Commissioners.
Tho ofilciais of labor bureaus, who have
been holding a three days' convention here,
finished their work yesterday and adjourned
to meet In Indiana oils nest yoar, tbo dato to
bo hereafter designated. The principal busi
ness of yesterday was tho adoption ofa resolu
tion oCered hy Deleuato Schilling, of Illinois,
calling attention of the stnto authorities to tho
desirability of having Investigations con
ducted into the wholo subject of taxation, with
a view of securing, if possible, a more equit
able system of taxation than now exist3. This
was an outcome of the discussion Thursday
of tho singlq, ttx question, although it was
understood that the'adoptlon of tho resolu
tion did not commit tho members to any par
ticular system of taxation.
Jndce .Miner Sworn In.
Judge Thomas P. Miller received his com
mission as judge ot tho District police court
and was sworn In at 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon. It was not expected that President
Cleveland would sign tho commission until his
return from bis fishing expedition, but
Private Secretary Thurber had the commis
sion prepared and sent to tho President at
Moorhead, N. O , in order that tho judge
might take his seat In time to sentence the
Coxey leaders this morning.
They Were Confederates.
Through inadvertence The Times yesterday
stated that the Union Veterans' League adopted
resolutions of reject on the late Senator Vance.
The report should have credited the Confederate
Veterans' Association with the resolutions.
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At Parker, Bridget & Co.'s
We have concluded to
close out a dozen or more "
lines of Boys' Short Pants.
These are from the best
manufacturers ot America,
and at their reduced prices
-. ate about bait the prices
Boys' 50c. Pants, 35c. Pair.
Boys' 65c. Pants, 50c. Pair.
Boys' 75c. Pants, 60c. Pair.
Boys' $1 Pants, 75c. Pair.
Boys' $1.25 Pants, $1 Pair.
Boys' $1.50 and $2 Pants,
As those prices aro sure
to attract a crowd, we havo
brought the stock from the
second to the first floor to
Bridget & Co.,
MEN'S AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING,
315 7th Street
IT7E nAVE THE LAKGEST AND MOST COM
Y 1'LETE STOCK OF
Hats and Men's Fnrnishings
499 and 501 Pa. avenue (under National Hotel).
llLc. to so
question 1 3
use or the
traction o t
JLL&fs,fJ?vl ft ferourmeth
(rMiCj' od-tne one
Tjf W&W that doein't
esthetics: therefore doesn't require you to run any risks or
aufler any 111 effects. Extracting painlessly. 50
cents Other dental operations In proportion.
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Pa. Ave. N. VV.
There's a Straw
Here That'll Suit You.
tie haye every style under the sun, and
tho prices begin at M CENTS.
SUMMER CLOTniXG and FUIKnSH
IXGS of every sort.
OHce Coats, Mc., TJe , and Jl CO
Ditto Scro Doublo-hrcasted Coats and
slnic-hreostcd CUo and Elack Serge
Coats end Vests at all prices.
S-realers and Bathing Salts ot all sorts.
Loeb & Hirsh,
Men's Hatters and Outfitters,
912 F Street N, W,
THE XEV.' CITY TnZ FAVOn
ITE ANDBD-TOFALL. KCiD
ABOUT IT; TALK ABOUT IT,
ASV AT THE COKSEH OF
13TH AM) SIS X W. LEAllS
Onr Prescription Department may
te tiicl to be thoroughly Up to Data.
We handle only those ChomicaU and
rrnj-s that aro of the Highest Stand
crd of rarity nnd Eicrltcaco. . .
Physicians and familifs sending
prescriptions to us may be conlUcnt
that tboy will bo carefully and skill
F. P. WELLER, DRUGGIST,
CORNER EIGHTI! AND I STREETS Si E.
JUDD & DETWEILER,
Records and Briefs,
And all kinds of
Printing correctly and
420-422 ELEVENTH ST. N. i.
cured b' the treatment
Washington Hernia Institute.
A skillful physician la chrtrge. '
1110 F St.
Open Daily. 10.30 to 5.
"DEL RAyV'is locaJJn' the Alexandria Branch or the
PenrisylTanlatJ5mllSjifdrh,'Washin,jtBn, and Is bylong-
from $50 to$rSOJt Jit. Ternu'l.00 down and from 50c to $1.50
per week. Tejr.jier cent, dlsfcjrjjt for cash. We ray the taxes,
charge no lnica.ahd require Quotes or mortgages. Streets
and sldewarks-'arnriir. laid, 'trees are all planted and other im-proremente'are'-maaM
our 'expense. We absolutely give you
a lot free aBO'trinlpoSiatlon for one year, besides $ioo In gold
If -.. - ,?.JJ'rf.,c it (itYET TftAY" irnrth Ct.nnfl Kfnrc
June I, and ctonpleje -Same before Hovember 1, 1894. We also
Insure yourIijetoftke'arnount of your purchase, which will
be given tdcjfliVlklrsr.Jn case of your death. The title to
"DEL RAY"J4"CTaranteed y thtDlstrlct Title Insurance Com
pany. it'- ;
HIMEHSfer Je.Ureest Real Estate firm In the world Is tehlad
"DEL EAY,"'a'rliidil at rar office will convince yon that we do all
we advertise, nntwlUutandinc what Is told 70a ty onr Imitators
and Jealous competitors. Excursions, Ettaday at 9:45 a.m. and 2:43 p.
m. Onr agents on the grounds each day daring hnslceu hoars.
Wood, Harmon & Co
535 Thirteenth Street N. W.
In Serious Difficulty!
Two large clothing
forced to otter their product at retail in order to raisl
LAbH. Fifty thousand
been shipped to us for
tions are brief and to the point. It is an emergency
that must be met without flinching let the loss ba
what it may. The clothing is here, on our counters!
and this morning we shall begin the greatest cash!
raising saieever Known
HERE'S YOUR. SUIT:
Men's All-wool Sact Suits
Men's Black Cherlot Suits singl or double-breasted 6 :
Men's Scotch Tweed Suits strictly all wool 7
Men's Clay Diagonal Suits newest cuts 9
Men's Hegent-cut Coats and Vests s 1
Young Men's Sact Suits cut extra long 7:
Men's Trousers in neat stripes and checks 2 (
Severn! hundred pairs Men's Trousers..... .75 and TM J
Children's Suits in Blue Che-riot j J
Boy's Suits, II to 19 years
Men's Serge Suits pure wool
100 Styles Men's Suits choice
Money Refunded to Any
H. Friedlander &. Bro.
Corner Ninth and E Northwest.
Some of is
Best Peoplo In T
have found our
"Equitable Credit System"
a great convenience. 1, very
body gets a little pinched
financially sometimes, and.
the help that we can be to
you is considerable.
You and any other
can buy FURNITURE
DRAPE RI E S B ABY
ERATORS, etc., .of us on
time without being under
obligations to anyone. It's
better than going without
it's better than borrowing
Pay as you promise is our
only requirement. "Little,"
that's the watchword here.
Heuse & Herrmann,
917, Sly, 941, 93, SEVENTH STREET,
AND C3fi MASS. AVEXUE.
To build a house
But call upon Miss
To advance tho cash she
Then when you haTe repaid
The house and lot will be
,i&&sYiVU"---- If you keep en paying rent
You will XEVEK sare a
NOW IS T11E TIME, when real estate is low, to
invest in It and build a house. Soon property
will advance, so your lot will cost three times as
much as now. You need not worry about tho
money to build with; if you don't happen to have
it you can get it by calling upon tho
LOAN and INVEST
Top floor Washington Loan and Trust Building.
LEGAL BLASKa LAW P1USTISCI
THE LAW REPORTER COMPANY.
Printers and Stationers Law Printing.
S18 Fifth t n w M W. MOORE. Manager.
Now Opposite Patent Office.
mylT-lm COR. tTH AND IT N W.
RNDREW B. GRKHHM
1230 PENN. AVE.
manufacturers of Baltimore ar
dollars' worth of clothing ha
immediate sale. Our instruc
in wasmngton a sale utterly
HaTe AWXDfGS put orer your
office andhome'wlndows. They'll
lower tha temperature a great
deal during the warm months by
Leepins the air In circulation.
Our prices will encourage you to
W. B. Moses & Sons,
Dome Comfort Furnishers,
11TH AND F STS. N. W.
Lndie3- Straw Tacit Hats, SLI0
Hats and Caps for Children, Boys,
and Youths, 0e., 73c, 1, and SL50.
Latest styles and colors Derby
Hats, 2, 62.50, S3, S3.E0, ti, and Si
Tourist Soft Hats, in all the lead-)
lng colors, S2.E0 to SL
Dres9 Silk Hats, 56 and S3.
Plain Soft Hats and Pocket Hata,
81, SLOT, S2, $2.50, S3, $3.50, SL
S1.50, $5, and S6.
Largest Stock and Variety of
Canes and Umbrellas.
James Y, Dauis' Sons,
1201 Penn. Ave., Cor. 12th St.
..... When you cIto an excursion you'll ns
" Hand BI1I3, Programmes, and Tickets. Lit
"" us print 'em Well do It "right" artlstl
HT-Reduced prices to Rolfglous and
table organizations. No extra charge la
..... qaict wort
BYRON S. ADAMS, Printer,
512 11TH STREET NW. Phone 93d.
TVrniTEHAND'S OLD CURIOSITY snOPl
EW D Street Northwest.
Gold, Silver, and Nickel Plaiting. Soft Meta
Repairing. Brass and Metal Signs a. Special t-
Pabsf Brewing Co.'
IS THE BEST MADE.
ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR FAMILY USE I
WASHINGTON" BRANCH, "riB-iOJ N. CAPT STl
PHONE S-! ap27-3m
THE NEW CITY. THE FAVOR
ITE AND BEST OF ALU READ
ABOUT IT; TALK ABOUT IT,
AND AT THE CORNER OF
13TH AND G STS N, V,'. LEARN
The Selby House!
603 PENXSTLVASIA AVENUE,
Washington, D. C.
First-class furnished rooms Meals at ail I
hours. Flno wines, liquors and cigars.
THOS. L. SELBY. PROP.
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