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THE "WASHING-TON TIMES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1894.
QVERTY'S LIVING PICTURES
rrestetl for Stealing Bread that Her
Little Oaes flight Live.
IN KANT AT 103 YEARS OF AGE
"Folica Licat. Gcssfari Gives His View3 on the
Outlook, and Coincides with the Work of
"The Tfcas" Hard Times Being Experi
enced 1Sa Re Camp." A Caso in Point
There wns a "living picture" on exhibition
in the police court yesterday which spoke
.utely but eloquently in behalf ol the suffer
ng poor of the picturesque Capital City. It
v.as one of the most oitiful of pictures in ths
tanoramn of poverty a mother charged
.th s eating broad for her starving children.
'Julia Bell," sang out Clerk Harper.
"H n ir," came a feeble response from
ilie motiey and sin hardened throng of oul-
r.ts m the dock, as a light colored woman
'teppel siowly to rue front. She bore every
ir.iee of suffering and almost starvation. Her
' "mj les were sunken and her cheeks hollow.
.Jer large brown eyes looked appealing) to
ltm judge as the clerk read the charge.
bfle tnb charged with being a suspicious
; ts n, the priueij! evidence against her be
g the fact that she was found about day
.ight,jesterday niormug with several warm
i oaves of bread in her possesion. Iu answer
t the judpes interrogatory as to where she
vt the bread, the poor woman said the loaves
iiad been given to her by the driver of a bak
ery wagon. The case was postponed until
rjndavin order to give the policeman an
l r portunity to summon the bread wagon
Jmerwho delivers broad in the vicinity of
Iwpntieth aud K streeU northwest, where the
i Tiaciated woman was arrested. While in
Via cage awaiting Uie arrival of the prison
an, Julia told a Tings reporter that she got
j tr ad for her children, who were at home
rung with hunger.
Ibe police of the several precinets are re
runs an unusually large number of bread
t b!.'ri't. The loaves are principally taken
-on ib Ufxns in front of grocery stores.
jeo 'd er- argue that these thefts are largel v
lue t th prevailing distress among the poor
f the citj.
I . LKTV. 6ICKXE8S AXD OLD AOE.
Des- ituion. sickness aad extreme old age
Lavejuied their grim forces in the case of an
rij'pii- anon made yesterday afternoon to Act
ing Lieut? Smith, of the Tourth pohoe pre
m t, for immediate relief. The caw in ques
l.on is that oi an old gentleman who has lived
:a this vale oT tears over 103 years, and his
nciaiile better-half who has seen tbesea
:Lnsc aie and go 70 times The application
'!atl that toe aged couple found themselves
a th- deepening twilight of their lives on
he ven border iaud of eternity ill. destitute.
nJ ob.ects of charity. The kind-hearted
fEpp- will see to it that something is done
. r t) e ag vd conpb.
Aw iv out at the Eighth preinct station, on
1 10 n -rtlssru boundary Lae of Washington, a
. iiiv reporter found Police Lieut. Gess
I rd last evening.
"!. be said in answer to the reporter's
inter" igatory. 'I am satisfied from present
.ndiL.i1 ixiis, that the poor are going to have u
" rni le time during the approaching winter,
..tiJ 1 1 t will b much suffering uuIpss the
ojI i I'opk of Washington come to our as--lstai
-e. Congress daes not appropriate
u li for the police poor fund, and we must
tljpre )- depend largely on the charitable
ill. t-i - to frwell our "resources. As far as I
an pi- tonally concerned I would rather that
0 .. utrioutors send us orders on groeery
sr - nwiead of cash. However, anything
'hat i- seat in will be Uiaukfully received."
1 p to the present time no contributions of
anj fe'irt has len received at the station for
l m rihcf of the destitute of the Eighth pre-
a t Where relief has been extended the
mocv .tsne from the remnant of the police
t5E CASE IX rOIKT.
Lieut Gessford related a ease in which he
bal relieved one family fourteen times dur
ing tin- past warm tea ion. The family con
.bts i a father, mother, and three children.
The f.uher. who was a hard-working man,
fill ana b-oke his leg, and was therefore ln--ui
a lated lrom doing any work for his wife
an 1 iiueonei-. tt'beu the lieutenant heard
olthi- 'aniily s dest.tate condition he ini
n.f i dv'y f upphed them with an order for
f jo ! .i-id fuel. This he was compelled to do
. gain :iLd aga'u until the father had suf
f ii ti r covered to resume his work. ie--"errn
to tin police method of distributing
rc.icr the Ueatenaut said:
"J tie s stem does not cost one cent for the
i.s N'Hici't of thousands of dollars. There
- ii as is th ae with some of the oharit
.. orjanisst.ons. any cost for clerk hire.
X "n r v aitors or investigators, for fuel,
r r- ut or bgfct. Every jteany donated to
tL- , lio fund is expended "among the
w r a poor absolutely without cost. The
7tii mi -thod of investigation is a good and
j i. "i). as of destitution are relieved
j r i t and without any show whatever of
re J t-e. heuau officer reports a case as
w n . if rebif we at once make out an order,
js .i v ir e.H. on a nearby groeerv store, and
at. r for a b.tniiar amount on some wood
z.K i j.ti yu'd. These are taiceu immediate!'
t T j 'r.ag family, and often within one
h i' iKtiime i reported to us a bright
lit" -unting on the hearthstone of the
rill lawily and the tea kettle is sing'ng
at," ' urn eolo to the chorus from the dm
n r .. .'
1' - r ported tnat there is considerable suf
fer i- a ji-ug tie colored res'deuts of the
"a- p a large settlement of frame shan
tie toiRg from Tirst to Seventh streets
H(,rf,iw-t. aud north of the Ereedun-n's Hos
pitai This j lace is populated by the very
pj .r-t !'. of negroes, and from the dis
fi tt,ai stud to exist there thus early in
tli - .i- n. toe outlook is that there will be
si3 m tir-vy titmts among the deniaens of
tL ,'T when the north winds blow cold
an 1 ' 1 ,a-V Froat frescoes window pane and
m w w th his fantastic designs.
I r ii !i .t,rt. ;lown police comes the re
port that; here is a family of white people
Jiwi f n th Canal road who have lived
tbr :-i on raw turnips alone. The.-e were
gin tU.-m bya ueightioring farmer, who
ra:sMi tlietuniiris to fatten bis hogs. Asa
n i .'t o th Col. Mulberry SelWs" diet sev
eral o' the children are sufferingfrom scveie
attacks ot illness. Tlie father ol this family
starte I for Cumberland over ono week ago to
seek employment, but nothing has since been
heard from him.
VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH
Cormiers Tary Say the Killing of Peter
cJ-ch W as l,c to Hib Carelessness.
Coroner Harnmett Jield an inquost nt 4
eeloei ycterday afternoon, in tho Sixth
pre-mel station house, over the remains of
ref"- Xoteea, tho white laborer, whose life
was crushed out bj- the falling of a heavy
bloi-k of stone. Friday, at the now oity post
offi i adding.
S . r.ii Av'ti--ee6 testified ns to the fatal
oc i 1 1 i. jutd sAuiod that the workmen had
l- k i-c."il ot to get under the stones
a i -n if burnt; hoisted to the upper stone-
j vrastfuowu that Kolsen disregarded
Vi un -u-t. aad the jur' rendered a ver-dir-t
in .1 cidcntaJ killing. Kelsou's remains
Wi-r r! ed lajst evening to the undertaking
est ' -meat of Collins & Costollo, No. 60
H s i northeast, where they will bo held
unt ins fiunilv fu Chicago is heard from.
The interment will nrobably be held in that
'"ppwtanity to Free Himself.
T damage buit of Fulton B. Gordon
aga.nst Wharton E. Lester for 25.000 for
aut-iiauou of Gordon's -wife's love will be
aa-l bv Judge Bradley on November 12.
Th" grounds for advancement of tho suit wero
pre ente-i by J. J. Darlington, Lester's attor
ney. Judge Bradley said, as Lester was an
offi -er of the court and a young man, ho
tho--ht he ought to have an early opportun-iij-10
'ree himself from the shameful charge
against him. It is understood Gordon will
ue teadr for trio! when the caso is called.
SOCIAL SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
Whother or not tho approaching social sea
son will be duller than tho last is not just
now to tho point with all interested. Tho
idea will bo to make the most of the situntlon
nnd to enjoy to tho top of the bent whatever
the social conditions and Incidents may have
in store for all who must bo amused and en
tertained. As usual, thoro will bo a number
of happy people given in marriage.
Ono of tho brilliant events of tho early sea
son will be tho marriago of Miss ilattio
TbomnsBoa and Mr. William Leonard Davis.
Invitations for tho marriage and reoeption
have been sent out in the name of the Secre
tary and Mrs. Carlisle. Tho ceremony will
tak placo at their residence nt noon on
Wednesday, October 13. and the reception will
follow, from 12:30 until 3 o'clock.
Invitations have been issued by Mr. and
Mrs. John B. Thomas for the marringe of
thoir daughter, Agnes Warren, to Mr. Horace
L. Benll, at tho West Street Presbyterian
Church, Georgetown, Tuesday, November 30,
at 7:80 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carroll Bailey have
invited their friends to tho marringe of their
daughter, Miss Laura Davis, and Mr. J. Mil
ler Kenyon, Wednesday, October 21, at noon,
in St. John's Church, Georgetown.
Among tho engagements announced is that
of Miss Frances Howell, dnughter of Com
mandant Howell, of tho navy yard, and
Lieut. W. C. Neville, of the United States
Mr. James H. Spencer, of this city, and
Miss Julia A. Moore were mnrriednt the homo
of the bride's mother, No. 3225 Mount Vernon
street. Philadelphia, on Tuesday morning.Oc-
tober 1C. Mr. nnd Mrs. Spencer will be at,.
home after October w, No. 243 Eigntu street
Some charming debutantes this season are
Miss McPherson, daughter of Senator and
Mrs. McPherson; Miss Call, daughter of Sen
ator and Mrs. Call; Miss Hichborn, daughter
of Chief Constructor andMrs. Hichborn; Miss
Hay, Miss Ityn Clagott, and perhaps Miss
Th& marriage of Miss Jessie Elizabeth Bry
ant and Mr. Harry Colfax Grove will occur
on Wednesday evening at No. 931 T street,
the ceromony to be followed by a reception
from 9 to 10 o'clock.
Mrs. Isabolle G. Torbort has issued cards
for tho marriago of her daghter, Mary G., to
Mr. Anthony Z. Tyssowski, nt St. Matthew's
Church, Tuesday, November C, at 10:30 a. m.
Tho marriago of Lieut. Tracy C. Dickson,
of the Ordnance Department, to Miss Isabello
Kendrick Abbott, daughter of Col. B. F. Ab
bott, of Atlanta, Ga.. will take place Novem
ber 7. The best man on tho occasion will be
Lieut. George C. Barnhardt, of the Sixth
Mrs. Pendleton, wife of Lieut. Commander
Tendleton, U. S. N., now stationed at tho
Mare Island navy yard, California, nnd her
son. Joseph Pendleton, returned on Friday
Mrs. S. W. Wells has returned from a long
visit to her daughter nt Spokane, Wash.
United States Treasurer D. N. Morgan, Mrs.
Morgan and family, are settled for the winter
in apartments at tho Arno.
Miss Kate Field is spending some time at
Warm Springs, Ta., and is much improved in
Mrs. Crocker, wife of Lieut. Commander
Crocker, U. S. N., is making a visit to friends
in the city at No. 200S O street.
Miss Josephine Strong, of Ohio, is making
a short stay in the city, and is the guest of
Mrs. Ware, of No. 2009 1 street.
Mrs. Cornelius Hito has returned to her
home in this city.
Mrs. nnd Miss Christy have returned to
their home at No. 2023 1 street.
Mr. Emil P. Wetzel, who has been stopping
with his sister. Miss Minnie Wetzel, has re
turned to his home in California for a stay of
a few weeks.
Mrs. Bogers, wife of Dr. Bogers, U. S. N.,
has returned from Japan. She is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Kate BamsayHill. Mrs. Bogers
has not yet entirely recovered from an injury
received just before leaving Japan.
Eepresentativo Neal, of Ohio, Mrs. Neal,
and Mies Neal have returned home from nn
extended trip abroad. Miss Neal left yester
day for Philadelphia, where sho will spend
Mr. and Mrs. Hayden and daughter have
taken a house on the corner of P and Thir
Mrs. Thurber nnd her bright children havo
been hero for tho past fortnight, and aro
agalnpleasantly located on I street.
The Misses Anne and Boberta Paxson are
now living in their homo, No. 200 A street
Miss Lillle L Chrtetman, niece of Mr. P. H.
Christmau, has gone to Georgetown Convent
to complete her studies.
Mrs. V. H. Jannus has returned from Vir
ginia. Mrs. Florence J. H. Baxter, accompanied
by her niece, Miss Janette H. Baxter, has re
turned from her summer's outing. She Is at
Miss Ada F. White has loft for an extended
visit to Louisville, where sho will bo the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Girard Alexander, of
Miss Loulia Addison Hester has just re
turned from a pleasant visit to Louisvillo, Ky.,
and Black Bock Springs, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorian have returned
to the city from their wedding journey.'nnd
are settled in their now home, No. 913 West
Society has had quite a round of entortain
ments and inoidents with which to bo content
within the past fortnight.
The Woman's National Press Association
met at Willard's Hotel on Friday ovening,
and after the reading of the minutes by tho
assistant recording secretary, Mrs. M. M.
North, the corresponding secretary reported
that letters had been received from tho Hon.
Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner Boosevelt,
Hon. William E. Curtis and others, consenting
to deliver lectures before tho association upon
labor, civil service, government control of in
dustries, etc., otc. The first lecture of the
series will be delivered b3 Commissioner Boos
velt. on November 19.
Mrs. Marble reported from "Pro ro Nater"
that the association, at a special meeting
called for the purpose, had appointed del&I
gates to the conference called for the 26th
instant, as follows: Mrs. Lucia Blount, presi
dent; Miss Wilbur, secretary; Mrs. Elliott
Cowe and Mrs. Marble. The secretary of
the Woman's Suffrage Association announced
that n. sneeinl mperfnr nf tlint cni... ua
been called, in order to elect delegates to the
conference. Delegates were elected by the
W. N. P. A. to the conference as follows: Mrs.
M. S. i,ockwood, president; Miss M. F. Foster
corresponding secretary; Mrs. M. M. North'
assistant recording secretary; Mrs. Belva A.
Lockwood, Mrs. H. B. Sperry, Mrs. H. N
Balston, and Mrs. M. S. Gist.
The chairman of tho committee on tho revi
sion of tho constitution and by-laws made a
report and presented each member with a
printed draft of the constitution ns revised by
the committee. Discussion followed upon
Tho final vote upon tho revision of the con
stitution and by-laws will bo taken on Decem
Among those present were: Mrs. Leamans,
a member of the Chicago Woman's Presa
Club: Mrs. Slack, Mrs. Bolva A. Lockwood
Mrs. McCreary, Miss Lilian Pike, Mrs.-Crom-well,
Mrs. Marble, 3IIss M. H. Williams
Mrs. Moore, Mrs. IL N. Balston, Mrs. Hamil
ton, Mrs. North, Mrs. Cheshire, and Mies
3 Sample Lines
$1.00, S7a , 75a . HATS, 4Ca
Lot 1 Best quality $1, 67c., 75a Amorlcan Folt
Hats, all colors, latest shapes, including a va
rioty of Untrimmed Snilors, Children's
Flats, &a, &a Samplosalo price 4OL
$1.00 AND 91.25 SAILORS, 58a
ixt 2 Miscellaneous lino of Trimmed Sailors,
Including nil shapes, alpino, frodolors, felt,
satin nnd plush tops. Begulnr valuo 87c,
Si, and 81.25. bampio saio prices...
51.25 TO $1.75 FRENCH FELT HATS, 84a
Lot 3 f 1.25, 81.50, and $1.75 best quality French
Folt Hats, all colors, latest shapes. During
mo sainpio sale
3 Sample Lines
$5, $6, $7 TRIMMED HATS, $3.98.
Lotl Jlore is the Trimmed Hat opportunity
of the season. Samplo lines of Trimmed Hats,
only 125 in the lot, no two alike, that were mailo
to sell for S5, 50, nnd ?7. No chestnuts. All tho
latest effects, stylishly and tastefully -
trimmed. Sample salo price w3'9'
$1.25 AND $1.50 CHILDREN'S FLATS, 79a
Lot 2 Samplo lino of Children's Trimmed
Flats. Should soil for $1.25 and $1.60.
Sample sale prlco 79
$1.50 TO $2 LADIES' AND MISSES' TRIMMED
Lot 3 Samplo line of Ladles' and Misses' styl
ish Trimmed Hats, including toquus and tur
bans, handsomo effect. Regular value
$1.50, $1.75, and $2. Sample sale prlco. . . .
Sample Line of
75a OSTRICH TIPS, 23a
One samplo lot of Beautiful Black Ostrich
Tips, two, three, and four tips in tho bunch,
plain and jetted, with Jetted algrottos, repre
senting one of tho best items In this samplo sale,
never before sold under 75a Sample salo ,,
price per bunch 0
Sample Line of
75a OSTRICH POMPONS, 19a
Samplo line of Beautiful Ostrich Pompons,
colors only, 6 in bunch, with algrottes. Kog- irif,
ular prlco 75a Sample salo prlco J-yl-
Sample Line of
Steel and Jetted Buckles.
60c. JET BUCKLES, 12a
Samplo line of Steel and Jetted Buckles and
Aigrettes, pique effect Sold nbout town TOr.
for 25a, 33c, aad 50a Sample sale price.... -
$1.25 TO $1.00 JET HAT ORNAMENTS, 5Sa
Samplo line of Jetted nat Bnudoaux, -o
75a, 31, and 1.25 value. .Sample sale price. j
TORTURE BEFORE HANGING
Stephens Williams, Mrs. Hardestv's
Assailant, Lynched by a Mob.
SHOT HIM 'IN LUNG AND GROIN
Warden Spicer Befused to Oive Up tho Keys
to the Jail Then They Broke Down Doora
and Bars and Dragged the Screaming
Wretch to His Doom Usual Verdict.
Special to TnE Times.
Mablbobo', Md., Oct. 20. Swift and certain
vengeance overtook Stephens Williams, tho
negro who attempted to feloniously assault
Mrs. Albert Hardesty, within a few hours
after tho crime had been committed. At 3
o'clock this morning a mob of fifty masked
men took the prisoner out of the jail and
Very qbietly and effectively was tho work
done, showing that it had been well-planned,
and the execution took placo at tho same spot
whero Joe Vermillion was strung up for tho
murder of his brother, Lloyd. The action of
tho lynchers receives general endorsement
among tho people living hereabouts.
Ugly rumors were heard among the resi
dents during the enrly part of tho night.
Fearing that there would bo trouble, Warden
Spicor sent his keys to the jail. Around town
knots of men could bo seen murmuring and
shaking thoir heads. In tho stores no topic
was discussed but the outrage. Every onco
in a while ono of the more hot-headed would
cry out that tho fellow ought to be lynched,
and others would agree. Tho wave of feeling
swept throughout the surrounding country,
gathering volume as it progressed.
It was evident that many men could ba
found for tho deed. But everything was in a
chaotio state, and there was no one to look
up to, no one to accept tho responsibility of
leading them. Finally a man mounted a bar
rel outside o a grocery store nnd harangued
the multitudo that soon gathered nbout him.
Earnest and convincing was tho man's spoech,
and loud cries of approval greeted his re
peated urgings for the crowd to act. Ail thoy
needed was tho leader and here was tho man.
Ho got down from tho barrel after his hearers
had been wrought up to a high pitch of ex
citement. . A LIFE FOB A CBI2TE.
Word was circulated among those known
to be resolute. Soon men could be seen slip
ping toward a certain house, with grave and
determined faces. The doors were opened
and closed quietly, and as the hours fled by
tho townspeople waited. No ono slopt, be
cause it was felt that beforo the dawn a llfo
would be required in return for the crimo.
Townrd 3 o'clock four men stopped quietly
out of the houso where so many others had
entered. Up the road thoy hastened on horso
back to a placo about a quarter of a milo
away. It was tho houso of Warden Spicer,
and sharp knocks on tho door soon awakened
'What can I do for you. gentlemen?" he
cried with his head out of the window.
"We have a prisoner here and want tho
keys of the jail."
"I haven't got them. You must sea tho
"A few more questions and tho man wero
apparently convinced. Off they galloped,
but soon tho sound of returning hoof beats
sounded In tho still night.
"Wo must havo those koys," cried tho
leader when Mr. Spicer was again aroused,
"They are not at the jail."
Manufacturers' Sample Lines
BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 22. -
We have been in communication with the leading Millinery, Wraps, and Fur
nishings manufacturers' of the North for the last two months negotiating the pur
chase of all their sample lines, and have succeeded in securing a mammoth stock of
samples at about 25 cents on the dollar. In order to get them out of the way of our
regular stock at once we will close out the entire lot Monday at the following re
Sample Line of
48a UNDERWEAR; 21a
Wo havo Just closed out from tho manufac
turer a sample lino of Mbrino Vests, which wo
havo divided Into two lots, as follows:
Lot 1 Ladles' Ribbed and plain Merino Vests,
high nock and long sleeves, silk ribbon-tape,
finished with silk floss. Regular 31c and n
43c valuo. Sample sale prlco ZiC
$1.85 UNDERWEAR, C9a
Lot 2 Ladles' All-wool Natural, Scarlet and
Ploin White Ribbed Morlno Vests, high neck and
long sloeves, high neck and short sleeves.
Regular 67c to il.S5 quality. Sample solo ;.
25a HANDKERCHIEFS, 11a
Sample line of Handkerchiefs, 15c., TTrt
19a and 25a values. Samplosalo prico.. IIC.
"No buts, please. Wo mean to havo those
Tho flash of a pistol could be seen in tho
darkness as tho leader leveled it at the
plucky warden. Undaunted by hi3 danger,
tho warden had whipped out his revolver,
wnen a piercing, agonizing cry rang out. It
came from the direction of the jail. Whip
ping their horses around the lynchers hurried
Wbilo thoso events worn taking place tho
main body of tho mob became impatient, and
soon determined to proceed to the little jail
and break it open. Soon tho tramp ot many
feot could bo heard as tho men, speaking lit
tle, meanim; much, proceeded toward the
prison. One of them carried a rope, and all
were armed. Next tho sound of stops and muf
fled voices awakened thoso sleeping in the
jail, showing that the mob had reached the
"Open the door, or we'll break it openl"
WIIXIA2IS SHRIEKED FOB 2IZRCr.
Norcsponso was made by Jailer Dumbhardt.
In his coll tho trembling wretch could hear
the crash of axes and hammers as the lynch-
' ors commenced to force thoir way in, nnd
crouched far into a corner of his coll. Finally
i the door gave wav, and tho masked men tum-
bled upstairs toward tho negro's cell. Hear
ing mo noiso. anu unuerstanuing it, tne
doomed man began to scream in his abject
They reached tho door of his cell, and a
fow blows from a sledgo broke the lock.
Then they dragged out tho wretch, shrieking
for mercy. '1 o stiflo his cries the ropo which
they oarried was wrapped around his neok.
Down tho road to the iron bridge they carried
him. In puro malicious wnntonncss one man
fired at the prostrate prisoner, and others
shot at him again and again. Ono of these
bullets penetrated his lung, and another was
imbedded in the groin.
From one of tho limbs of tho same sycamore
troo whero Vermillion had been hanged, tho
dying negro was strung up, and when the
lynchers were Batistled he was dead, was loft
to swing in the air. But people passing to
tho depot could see the corpse, therefore Jus
tice Harris ordered it cut down after a jury
had examined it
At tne Inquest Warden Spicer told his story
and Jailer Dumbhardt said ho know better
than to interfere Therefore tho jury
brought in a verdict that Williams camo to
his death by violence at tho hands of persons
unknown. When tho father of Williams
camo to bring him some clothes ho found
Stephen Williams attempted to outrage Mrs.
Kato Hardesty, wife of a well-known farmer
living in Prince George's county, near tho
little village of Woodmoro, in the Princess
Ann district, during tho absence of hor hus
bnnd. A faithful bulldog prevented the negro
from accomplishing his purpose after ho had
carried her somo 200 yards from the house.
HIGHEST SENTENCE IMPOSED.
Henry Dashor and Casey Brooks Must
Serve Ten Years for Killing a Alan.
Judgo Oolo yesterday gave the limit of the
law to Henry Dasher and Casoy Brooks, con
victed recently of manslaughter in tho killing
of Thomas Patterson on Thirteenth-and-a-half
street, noar D, on March 3 last.
Hon. John M. Langston and Thomas L.
Jones, attorneys for Dashor nnd Brooks, wore
present when the men wero brought up for
sontenco and withdrew tho motion for a new
Thoy then argued for a light sentenco, but
Judge Colo said they probably would havo
been convicted of murder in tho second de
gree if such a thing woro possible under the
law. Tho law puts tho extreme sentenco at
ten years' imprisonment and Sl.OOO fine, but
in the present case tho fine would be nomi
nal, and was placed at 1 cent.
Don't spend a cent, but wait until you havo
read our extrnordinay offer in suburbnn lots at
Tuxedo, adjacent to Washington (station on
grounds), for $50 and up, on easy torms. Call
for circulars nnd get in on the ground floor. C23
F st. n. w. It
J w" m u 8 3 Var
Sample Line of
$6 50 TO $13 SILK WAISTS, 198
Here is tho greatest bargain in Silk Waists
that was ever offered in Washington city. Wo
closed out from a mauufacturor a samplo line
of Silk Waists, In changeable striped and
checked effects, plain girth, leg-of-mutton
sleeves; other styles with ruffles and brotelles,
velvet and lace trimmed. Ranging in value
from $0,50 to $13. Samplo sale
Sample Line of Wrappers.
87c. TO $1.50 WRAPPERS, 79a
Wo closed out from tho manufacturer a sam
plo lino of Wrappers, made of outing cloth,
chevron and prints, made in difforent styles,
watteau backs, ruffles over shoulders, Wldo
bretellos, full length. Wrappers that range in
value from 87a to $1.50. Sample sale ,
"Leading Millinery and Cloak House,"
812-814 7th St. and 715 Market Space.
DEFENDS CABINET CHIEFS
Interstate Democratic Association Re
sponds to Demand For Proof.
VETERANS' CHARGES REFUTED
Excess of Removals Above Appointmonts of
Ex-Union Soldiers Shown to Be Small
Arraignment of "An Upstart Party" Pro
fessional and Beal Soldiers Contrasted.
Tho Interstate Democratic Association, at
its meeting held last night, met tho challenge
of the Soldiers and Sailors and Sons of Vete
rans' Association for tho submission of proof
of its declaration that tho latter association
had misrepresented tho present administra
tion's attitudo toward e.v-Unlon soldiers. A
lengthy report was submitted nnd adopted, of
which tho following is tho full text:
To tho President and Members of tho Inter
state Democratic Association:
A statement having been published in tho
press of the country by an association of ex
Union soldiers, lately removed from office, to
tho effect that tho present administration had
"removed some 2,000 ex-Union soldiers from
tho departmental service in this city who had
boen largely replaced by ex-rebef soldiers," J
and believing such statements to bo as untrue
in substance as they wero unfair in failing to
note appointments nnd reappointments of ex
soldiers, and calculated to invito unjust criti
cism of this administration and the Demo
cratic party, this association at its regular
meeting on September 1, by resolution, ap
pointed the undersigned ex-Union soldiers a
committee to inquire as to tho oi.net facts in
tho caso and to report their findings to this
Pursuant to this resolution your committee
addressed communications to the heads of
the several executive departments and upon
the replies to the same wo respectfully sub
mit tho following statement of fncts, officially
attested by the respective chiefs of depart
a "O -
o o 3
g a a
o 0 u o
a a E
c5 a? c3
577 109 129
736 114 179
520 71 179
79 4 J15
0 0 0"
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
Dept of the Interior
Dept. of Agriculturo
Dept. of Justice
Not given, but is In status quo.
t Of the 79 removed 29 wero special exam
iners whoso term of office had expired, show
ing 21 moro appointed than discharged.
J Of the 15, 3 were legislated out of office
nnd 3 died, showing but 5 more discharged
LEGISLATED OUT OF OFFICE.
Thoro is practically no change In the
War, State, and Navy Departments, thoso
discharged from the Record and Pension
Office being legislated out in consequence of
the work having been completed; otherwise
there is no change worth noting.
Summarizing tho above statements, it ap
Sample Line of Corsets.
50a TO 51.00 CORSETS, 23a
We have Just closed out from the manufac
turer a sample line of Corsets, in black, gray
and white, including Corsets that sell or.
from DOa to 1. Sample sale price Z9C
Sample Line of Caps.
$1.25 TO $2 CAPS, 79a
This sample lino of Caps wo have divided Into
Lot 1 Comprises Infants' and Children's Caps
in all the latest shades and styles, that .,,
sell from $1.25 to $2. Sample salo prlge.. 9C
$1.50 TO $2.50 CAPS, $1.15.
Lot 2 Includes Handsome Silt and Plush In
fants' and Children's Caps, latest novelties.
Regular prices, $1 53 to $2.50. .Sample c r
salo prico OI.l.
pears that the entire excess of removals abovo
appointments out of a total of some 2,500 to
3,000 i less than 100. and it may be truthfully
said that of this number several had outlived
their usefulness by reason of ago. and others
were discharged for causes of virious kinds
arising from their own personal faults and
The statements from tho samo source as
those already answered, made on a recent oc
casion, relative to discharges in the Census
Offlco are equally untrue, someof the alleged
discharges boing resignations, others utterly
untrue, persons named not having been dis
charged at all, and as to others the discharges
wero made for cause or to re-luca theforee
in the regular course of business.
Regarding the Government Printing Offlco
a brief inquiry showed that when Mr. Bene
dict succeeded Mr. Bounds there were 27 men
on the watch force, of whom 7 were ex-Union
soldiers. When Mr. Palmer succeeded Mr.
BenedicMhe whole 27 were ex-Union soldiers.
Mr. Benedict is keeping up his record under
the present admlniitration.
So of the General Post-ofllce: At the close
of President Cleveland's first term there wero
23 ex-Union soldiers on the watch force. Mr.
Wanamaker sal I "the Post-omce is no, go
ing to be a dumping ground for old soldiers"
and proceeded to turn out 10 of them because
thoy wero Democrats, saying to the delega
tion who called to intercedede for the old
soldiers: "I will appoint o!d women before I
will have these places filled byDamvirats."
So again as tothe iterated and reiterated
statements resarding the Pension Depart
ment to the effect that "this administration is
cutting off tho pensions from the soldiers and
rojecting just claims." To this it is enough
to say that the board of review, a-3 at present
constituted, consists of 104 Republicans and
11 Democrats, and tho board of re-reviews
consists of 35 Republicans and 2 Democrats.
BEFtrTE THE STATEMENTS.
These figure,?, wo repeat, speak for them
selves and utterly refuto the statements pub
lished by tho association of ex-offlee holders
before referred to, and wo might close our re
port here. But, considering tho falsity of
these statements and thp evident purpose to
reap a partisan advantage at this critical por
iod in a political campaign, your committee
feel justified in indulging n fow observations
in the lino of rebuke, to such misrepresenta
tion. In the first place all civilized countries, and
this country to a greater dogreo than any
other, have recognized and rewarded the ser
vices of its soldiers who have imperiled thoir
lives in its defense. Beginning with Gn.
Washington with two terms in the Presiden
tial chair; later with Gen. Jackson, the hero
of Now Orleans, two terms: then Gen. Harri
son, Gen. Taylor, Gen. Pierco and Gens.
Grant. Hayes, Garfield and lastly, our own
Benjamin Harrison, the grandson who made
ono term and a short reach for a second.
Turning from the genernls to tho privates
wo point to our collossal pension scheme, by
which the government is paying out over
$160,000,000 annually to the veterans of three
wars. All those honors and emoluments have
been bestowed and voted for ungrndgingly by
all parties from the earhost period of the
natiounl Iifo, and among the brave men and
heroes so recognized aro to be found men of
For an upstart party at this late hour and
in tho face of history, for a party scarcely
more than a quarter of a century old, born in
tho midst cf internecine strife and civil war
and fed till now on the passions and preju
dices of that stormy period, for such a party
to plumo itself as tho owner of all patriotism
and all the soldiers, and the flag of our coun
try as a partisan symbol, is the rankest nrro
gance. hypocrisy, and fraud. In tho ranks
of the Union Armies marched 2f 0,000 more
men of Democratic f:ith than there were of
tho Republican faith, and but for thobayonet3
nnd banners borne by Democratic hosts, fol
lowing such gallant leaders as McCIellan,
Meado, Hancock. Slocum. Sickles, and
Reynolds, the civil war would not havo lasted
sIxmonth9and the South would have tri
umphed, and to-day, in- tho placo of our
united and glorious country, two hostile na
tions would bo frowning at each other across
Mason and Dixon's line.
THE PKOFESSIOXAL S0LDIK3.
Your committee would be the last to throw
any undeservod reproach at any roal soldier
who had faithfully sorved hl3 country In tho
3 Sample Lines of
Ladies', Misses', and
Children's Coats and
Wo closed out from tho manufacturer 3 Im
mense samplo lines of Ladles' Coats and Capes
and Misses' and Children's Coats and Gretchens,
which we have divided Into three Iot3, as follows:
$1, S3, AND $5 COATS, $3143.
Lot 1 Includes a variety of Jackets, Capes,
and Gretchens, plats, braided, and fur-trimmed,
latest styles In black, blues, and fancy cloth.
Regular $4, $5, and $ values. Samplo .0
solo price J34"
$7, $S. AND $9 COATS, $5.48.
Lot2 Comprises Beaver Cloth, Kersey Cloth,
Chevron and Covert Cloth Jackets, Capes and
Gretchens In black, bine, brown, tans, and fancy
effects, all styles, plain, braided, and fur-nrlm-med,
double cape, &c, &c, in fact any style
Cape, Coat, and Gretchen that is sold on tho
market at $7, 33, and 9. Samplo sale
$10, $12, AND $15 COATS, $3.50.
Lot 3 Comprises fine quality, elegantly fin
ished Cloth Capes and Jackets, Seal, Plash, and
Fur Capos, Pino Eroadefoth and Kersey Cloth
Coats and Capes, silk velvet collar, fur-trimmed,
double capes, in all the latest styles, effects, and
colors, ranging In value frm $10, $11,
auatis, io$k. scrapie sale prico.
Sample Line of Infants'
$4.50 TO $3 COATS, $3.33.
Wo have Just closed out from a manufacturer
T lot of Infanta' Co&la, In a variety ot different
stylos and effects; some finished with embroid
ery capes, embroidery around bottom; soma
with rnfBe over shoulder, plain and fancy ef
fects, full sleeves, including Coats ranging in
price from $4.50 to $8. All -wtH oe i Q
bunehed at the sample salo prlee oft. ?39
Sample Line of
$4TO $6 COATS, $3.23.
We have Justclsed out from, the cleak manu
facturer a handsome line of Children's Coats In
the prevailing red, brown aad navy colors,
trimmed vrlth braid, fur and plain effects.
Regular $4. $4.3fl, $5 and $5 value. d -Sample
sale price 532-
In addition to tho samplo lines Just brought
from the manufacturer we have also culled a
few bargains from our regular stock.
23c Caps. 16c
25c Soft Aigrettes 12c
15c Jetted Quills 6c
25c BlackMras 9c
23c Fast Black Hermsdorf Dye Pall Eeg-
ulor-made Hoae ...15c
$1.23 Children's Coats. S?c
75c Flannel Skirts 49c
j field, but on thi3 occasion we feel constrained
to draw a deep line of distinction between the
professional soldier and the real soldier, be
tween the honest complaint of the real soldier
and tho wail of the "coffee-cooler" and small
political demagogue, who has suddenly lost
j hi grip on his too-prolonged hold upon the
, public teat.
I Of the 3,000 veterans and alleged veterans
I in the departments ot this city there is a large
I percentage of the latter class, and it is prin
cipally tnis ciass tnat manes tne parade ol
brass buttons, bronze badges, and cold hat
cords, and who have been so bravoly holding;
down the rebellion since the close of the war,
and who. in fact, never fired a gun nor saw
In this connection we will say that In. our
interviews at tho departments we learned that
it was the purpose of the appointing power to
look at the Army record ot soldiers In offlco
and applying for office, and where an alleged
soldier claimed recognition, to consider him
as a civilian only, or not ar all.
As a specimen of the alleged soldier we sub
mit as nan of our rertort a mmr -nrfth tnfq
J relative to ono Nathan King, now holding a
j preferred place in the Bureau of Printing
and Engraving, which shows said King to
I have been a mutineer and deserter.
' In conclusion, your committee is fully sat-
isfied tnat this administration is treating
the ex-soldiers as liberally and fairly as any
administration that has precededjit. and tho
i cry raise! by a few discharged soldiers has
no justification or excuse, and it is raised for
j political effect in the interest of tho party to
I which, nearly all tho professional soldiers
' B. F. Clayton, M. M. Whitney, H. C. Brad
ley, J. T. Thompson, T. G. Allen. S. S- Yoder,
Waltor F. Halleck, and Rodney S. Vedder,
DISCHABBED BY WAXAJIAKEB.
Accompanying tha report was a Hst of ex
Union soldiers discharged from tho Post-office
Department by Mr. Wanamaker during
Harrison's administration, as follows:
J. A. Brown, M. M. Comstock, Fred HJg
gins, F. M. Schell, Joseph Huff, Thomas
Quigley. Samuel Stradley, William, F. Mc
Coy, R. T. Stoops, J. F. Albro, J. J. McCord,
W. V. Lucas, F. Z. Heobner, W. L. Walters,
George S. Keech, O. P. McCulioagh, and B.
It wa3 stated also that these men all served
their country faithfully from three to twenty
yeare. and were crippled to a greater or less
extent, and were not superceded by ex
Union soldiers in each instance. There havo
been under tho present administration to
date eloven discharges, and there aro now
eleven ex-soldiers on the watch force.
The association's meeting last evening was
conducted on strictly business lines. A
sgeech on political lines, made by Mr. Wyatt,
of Virginia, enlivened tho openinsc e33oaa
Ings. Mr. Wyatt wa3 introduced as a member of
the Virginia Democratic Assoaiation, and a
he had just returned from hia State ho con
tributed of his stock of good cheer. Ho as
sured his auditors that Virginia will return
ten Democratic Congressmen in Novombar,
"let como what wiU," was heartily applauded,
and his invitation to the Interstate body to
attend tho banquet to be given by his Stato
association, next Friday evening, at No. 910
Pennsylvania avenue northwest, also excited
a responsive echo.
A resolution was adopted requesting tho
city papers and every other papet In tho
United States to copy the foregoing report of
the committeo on departmental dismissals.
Considerable routine business waa transacted,
among other things being the appointment of
a committee to see that voters who are un
able to pay their way homo to vote aro fur
nished with transportation. Subscriptions
wero received also for campaign purposes,
the amount aggregating 62.
WatGh and Wait.
It will pay you. In ten days ono of the pret
tiest sub-divisions around Washington trill bo
put on salo at Tuxedo. Only a tetr minutes'
ride from tho city. Station on tho groundst
lots $50 and up ward. Particulars si oEIoe, 623
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