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TBGE WASHXSTGrTOST TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APRXL 17, 1895,
can't Belp feeling proud of our line of
Men's Suits and Overcoats at TEN
DOLLARS. As we said 3sterday, it
isn't tlie price that counts, but the qual
ity. Anj'body can quote io as the price
of a suit, but when you compare qualities
you'll find OURS at least $2.50 BET
TER than theirs, better in every way,
better fabrics, better trimmings, better
tailoring, better st31es, and decidedly
better fitting. A big variet3 to select
from. Sacks and Cutaways. Finer ones
at $12, $15, iS, and all prices up to $40
and better than 3'ou'll find elsewhere at
same prices, and it's the same with
HATS. FURNISHINGS, BOYS'
CLOTHES, and everything we sell.
12th and F Sts.
Thomson's Music Store,
521 ELEVENTH ST.,
W1L.L. SUU. UI.A31, 1U L.AI3I,
t Trior to -which CTeut tvo offer one Of
fthe createst ohnuees over presonted.
Sntiorb T'nrieht Vlanos at ft sacrifice.
fFor iastoiico, that $350 Pino Walnut
ffpricht Pia no in our window is only 8190
That elccHnt $12 Mandolin, only . .$3.50
f Famous $12 "Stewart Banjos, only. 8.00
45 lo fi3 Violins, half price. H
S riu6h To, Tiano Stools &00 X
18 Plush Top riano Stools iOO W
t Mouth Organs- f
f only 8c-f
sue. songs ana 1'iano i-onos, only. . ...Uio m
Popular Music J
only 3c I
NOW IS THE TIME
To prepare forelectrlcfans. Sum
mer will soon be here. Electricity
Turnishes the coolest, cleanest,
and cheapest light, ana a sure,
safe and stable power.
See practical application of
on large scale at SEW CORCORAN ART
GALLERY. If you want Incandescent or
Arc lighting or Power telephone us.
United States Electric Lighting Co.,
2IS FOURTEENTH STREET NW.
Tel-, No. 77. mr21-3m
JOSEPH T BUSHMAN, M. R. C V S.
Office, 1210 Ohio Avenue Horses ex
amined for purchasers. 'Phone COS.
All Customers for Watch or
amounting to $1 and up duringtbenextthrity
Cayssball receive onepair ofst eel-rramespecs
worth from COc to $1, the same being care
.fttlty fitted to theireyes. "Watch and optical
department of D. N WAL.FORD, watch In
jector B. & O It. B. Co, 477 Pa. av. nw.
Cleaning, $1; mainspring, $1. Bring copy
of this ad. All "work "warranted one year.
WASHINGTON, D G
(Formerly Welcker s)
Fifteenth street, above Now York Avenue,
American and European Plan.
THEODORE L. PAGE.
SENATE CAPE AND PAGE'S CAPE.
PABST BREWING COS
IS THE BEST MADE,
SPECIALLY GOOD POR FAMILY USE
703-705 North Capitol Street.
'PHONE, 27a aull-ly
M. B. LATIMER,
IN THE FIELD AGAIN.
The undersiKned would respectfully in
form his friends and the citizens of "Wash
ington ceneral'y that he is aj;ain in tho
field, and propo&es to conduct a general
auction uuhiness, make appraisements and
inventories of pergonal effects of every
description, and for the present any com
muntcation addressed to him at No 1419 G
street will recehe prompt attention
Respectfully. M B L.A TIMER,
Late of Latimer & Sloan.
! Great Falls Ice Company I
924 Pa. Avenue. I
'Phone 372. a
OUr White Wagons J
"WILL SUPPLY TOU "WITH A
Pure Kennebec ICE J
A ON TIME SEVEN DATS IN THE A
i New York Avenue, Bet. Bth and 14th Sts-
Agency for tho Celebrated
THE REMAINDER OF OUR
Cloiii Tam Q'Shanters
AT ACTUAL COST.
ScC, OUR LINE OF
BLACK, BIUWN, MOOSE, BUSSET, PECAN,
THRI E DAYS ONLY!
708 7th St. N. W.
"AN OLD ANB RELIABLE TONIC
'TWILL CURE YOUR COLD
The old and reliable remedy ARABIAN
BITTERS. Nono other more prompt or effi
cient Contains no quinine or any other
ingrediont that produces unpleasant after
effects. It's a splendid tonic builds up weak
and debilitated people, restores tho appetite
Ask your druggist tor it. Sample bottle free
Arabian Mfg. Co, 1009 H St. NVY.
We Gan Make
you a Coat
and Ve s t
or up to
afraid of the
tee the goods.
Established 25 years.
615 and 617 Penn. Ave.
YOU'RE A DANDY
Is what a baggage smasher chalked on a trunk
sold by me.
THERE ARE OTHERS
In my large stock -which I am selling at re
markably low prices which are
JUST AS GOOD.
F. GERMU1LLER, 64! La. Ave.
Time you were making that
BABY CARRIAGE purchase.
You're losing many bright days
' when It would be a benefit to
baby's health to be out. Call
down and let us show you our
carriages. If you have an Idea of
what you want that Idea Is al
mostsuretofind its reproduction
here. The best of the Haywood's,
Whitney's and other well-known
carriages make up our showing.
Prices start at $3.90 and run up
See our New Improved Refrig
erators. Buy on CREDIT If you wish.
Columbia Autonuitis Filter,
J A . X,
I I1 I
Work of the Board of Revision
Reported by the Assessor.'
SMALL DECREASE IN VALUES
Seduction Made Aggregates 85,272,988, an
Averarro of 2.74 Per Cent Dissatisfac
tion Expressed Revenues Will Be In
. creased Above Estimates Commissioners
Ploased with Work of Belief Committee.
Assessor Tr'nible yesterday made a Teporfc
to the Commissioners ot tho results obtained
from the work of tho board or assistant
assessors in their revision of assess
ments for tax purposes,, which show an
average decrease in valuations of 2.74 per
cent., which reduces the amount collect
ible by as much as would accrue upon tho
sum vof the reduction. The aggregate of the
decrease in valuations is $5,272,088.
The books were completed by the assist
ant assessors and turned over to the custody
or the assessor on the first Monday in Jan
uary. Since then the clerkB havo been
busy upon the computations.
The tax upon the assessments made, aB
to realty, are payable for the entire year
in the month of May, the semi-annual col
lection due in November last having been
postponed to give the board time to complete
Taxpayers will pay upon the present re
vision for 1895 and 1896. The present re
assessment will be returned next January,
but the taxes payable thereunder will not
be due until November, 1897.
It was generally anticipated that the de
crease in values would amount to much more
than issliown, the assessor estimating upon
as much as 15 percent.
The footings of the books for the year
ending June 30, 1895, are given below,
with a statement of the figures of the last
previous assessment: r
DECREASED VALUES SHOWN.
Washington city Lands at $1.50, aggre
gate $87,030,080; previous valuation,
$90,029,640; difference, $3,598,960;
Improvements at $1.50, aggregate, $69,
65S.021; previous valuatlou. $70,425,
121; difference, $767,100; decrease, per
Georgetown Lands at $1.50, aggregate,
$4,092,503; previous valuation, $4,329,
015; difference, $236,51 2. Improvements
at $1.50, aggregate, $3,389,150; previous
valuation, $3,422,600; difference, $33,
4.50. Decrease, per cent, 3.48.
County Lands at $1 50, aggre
gate, $11,679,993; previous valuation,
$12,053,590; difference, $373,597. Im
provements at $1.50, aggregate, $5,01Q,
200; previous valuation, $5,097,650; dif
ference, $87,450. Lands at $1.00 used
for agriculture, aggregate, $5,439,311;
previous valuation, $5,604,330; dirrer
ence, $165,019. Improvements at $1.00
aggregate, $982,200; previous valuation,
$993,100; difference, $10,900. Decrease,
There is considerable dissatisfaction ex
pressed already concerning the assess
ments. One taxpayer remarked yester
day that in his opinion, judging by the
valuation of his own property, it is the
most unequal assessment in years, though
he did uotcnteclnto particulars.
The recent work of the assistant asses
ore was that of revision only, and cohered
the previously established real estate
values. The time given for completion
of tlie equalization was limited practically
to fcixty days, tlie preliminary work of
the board, including the filing of applica
tions, and the preparation of books and
blanks, consuming one-third of the time
between the date of appointment of the
assistant assessors and the first of Jan
REVENUES LARGER THANESTIMATES.
The reduction was less than anticipated,
and on this account Assessor Trimble says
the collections this yearcWjill be in excess
of the estimates by as muctras half a million
The Commissioners yesterday addressed
a letter to Justico C. C. Colo, chairman of
the Central relief committee, in which they
state that being unofficially advised of tho
completion of tpe work of tho committee,
they desire to express their thanks to the
chairman and members for tho magnificent
'The zeal, tho ability and tho patience,"
the letter proceeds, "which has characterized
the entire committee in tlie prosecution of
its work, attended by no other reward than
the consciousness of duty well performed,
have the appreciation of the entire com
munity." The Commissioners suggest that before tho
committee shall have formally closed Its
work, the members will greatly favor the
board by carefully considTingthowholesub
ject or relief Tor the deserving poor in the
District, and advise it of the results of their
This request is made with a view of es
tablishing a permanent and completo organ
ization, though with no intention of ignor
ing any of the commendable institutions al
ready in existence.
PERMITS TO BUILD.
Building permits issued yesterday: David
Haggerty, seven dwellings, Nos. 1607 to
1617 Thirty-third street, $7,000; James
Burns, dwelling, No. 1427 Fourteenth street
northwest, $2,500; Henry Tagger, store
and dwelling, No. 1918 Seventh street
northwest, $1,600; A. H. Alderman, frame
dwelling, Frankfort street, Langdon Parki
$1,500; Frederick Rose, dwelling, block 3,
Brookland, $1,200; II. S. Sutton, dwelling,
No. '2012 Trankfort street, $1,500; Mrs.
M. E. Fisher, frame dwelling, Eleventh
street, Brookland, $1,800: JohnF. Stewart,
dwelling, Barry farm, $500.
For improvements: George Brown, re
model dwellings Nos. 4.19-421 Seventh
street southeast, $800; Charleb F. Keim,
remodel store No. 1818 Fourteenth street
H. L. James was jesterday appointed an
additional private on the police force for a
term of three jears, to do duty as station
keeper without additional compensation.
The resignation of Charles C. Herbert, as
an additional private, was accepted. "
The dwelling at No. 801 M street north
west has been condemned as dangerous to
life and limb, and therefore unsafe as a
habitation. The occupant has been notified
to vacate, and the owner to have the build
ing taken down within five days.
Harrington "Cstuto Settlement.
Mr. John J. Wilmarth, as executor ot
George Harrington, who died hero Feb
ruary 7, 1893, filed yesterday a petition
for instructions. He says the estato
consisted of No. 621 E street northwest,
valued at $17,000 to $20,000, two North
ern Central bonds, $1 ,000 each, and
$817.50 appraised value of plate, jewelry
The will directed that the Donds be given
to Chase B. and Frank H. Harrington, sons
of the testator, the debts of tho estate
paid audithe residue distributed. Mr.
"Wllmartb says he was obliged to sell tho
building and lot No. 621 E street north
west, for $11,500. After paying neces
sary expenses of sale, taxes, etc., there was
not enough money to pay oft the encum
brances by $300.
In addition to the claims of himself and
Mr. Carlisle's clients for $1,289, and the
$300 due on the second trust, there are
claims of about $1,000 against the estate.
This makes the accounts stand, assets,
$2,817.50; liabilities, $2,589.90, if ho
does not deliver the bonds to the sons.
He asks tbe court what he shall do.
Clevelund'b Caller Iuonroorfttoil.
John Law, the Swedish crank, who was
arrested and locked up Monday night be
cause he wanted to make a call onthePresi
dent and borrow $20, intending to kill him
if refused, will bo sent to St. Elizabeth's un
til his friends can be located and heard from,
Our High Grade;
direct from the churn is
a trade-winner sure. It
tickles the palate every v
time, and the price is so -reasonable
all may ob
ELPHONZO YOUNGS CO.,
428 Ni&th Street.
LEGATION THIEF UNCAUGHT.
Jo bo Brnner, the MIhmIuk Ilutlor, Cunnot
Ilo Located 1y tho IJetootlvPB.
The whereabouts of Jose Brauer, alias
Carlos Steiner, the South American, until
Monday butler of tho Chilean Legation,
Tvho 1b believed to have robbed Mine. Gana
of) $6,000 worth of jewelry and $100 in
money, is as jet unknown to the police.
Detective George. Boyd has the case in
charge, and. visited the legation yesterday
morning for the purpose of making a thor
ough investigation. He Is satisfied that
Brauer is the thief, and is ot the opinion
that ho has gone to New York, where it Is
understood he has a frleiyJ, who may pos
sibly be a confederate.
Tho following description of the missing
articles was sent to the different cities
where it was thought possible that Brauer
might turn up: Necklace, set with fifty dia
monds and fifty peails in two rows; breast
pin, large round pearl surrounded by dia
monds and a solitaire pearl pendant; lndy's
gold bar pin, set with a sapphire, diamond
and ruby; gold bracelet set with a row of
diamonds; gold chain wiUishdl braceletat
tached; gold bracelet, design ot a horse
shoe; long gold pin of small "Amor
ette;" large topaz pin, design of an egg;
lady's pearl pin, design or a pheasant;
diamond crescent pin; pair of long pearl
earrings; child's watch, black enameled,
small, thin charms attached; pair topaz
earrings; and gentleman's scarf pin, pearl
The police description of the thief is as
follows: White, a foreigner, thirty years
old, five feet, five inches high, medium
build, dark curly hair, smooth face, small
blue eyes, prominent ears, black soft hat,
black double breasted coat, blue vest, light
brown checkered pants. Spenks broken
English as well as Spanish and German.
Don Domingo Gana, tho Chilean Minister,
has offered a reward of $300 for tho
recovery of the stolen articles and the ar
rest of the thief.
PROTEST OF THE RESIDENTS.
Commissioners Axlced to Itlil Eleventh
Street or n llelt Itne Nulsuncc.
Tho residents of Eleventh street between
P and O streets northwest have entered a
vigorous protest against what they claim
to be an unwarrantable and unlawful
nuisance, perpetratedupon them by theman
agement of the Belt Line. A petition to
tho District Commissioners setting forth
their grievances has been presented.
Tho immediate cause of complaint Is
against the 'so-calIed Belt Lino," as
they stylo the company, stabling a large
number of their horses on O street near
Eleventh from early morning until mid
night, much to the annoyance, inconven
ience and disgust of Tesidents of that
This change jof horses, tho residents
claim, should Ue made at the company's
etables, Y and' Boundary Mreots.
Another source of complaint is that a
patron can not mako a complete circuit
ot tho road " for a single fare. For,
sineo the termini havo been located at
Eleventh and O and Eleventh and E
streets northwest, it is impossible for a
person to board a car going west at any
point between First and Eleventh and
make the circuit for one fare. To do so tbe
passenger would have to pass two transfer
stations, which he could rot do without
paying an adnitional fare.
The petition, which was signed by more
than twenty-five of the residents in that
locality, was filed with the Commissioners
on Thursday last, but as yet the petitioners-have
received no official reply.
Molten Mftnl SiiIohIicmI Into His I5ycs.
Frank Murth, a plumber, eighteen years,
old, met with a very painful accident
yesterday morning while at work at the
National Hotel. He was soldering two
Joints of lead pipe together, when he
dropped his soldering iron into a pot of
molten lead. A few drops ot the fiery
metal splashed up into his cjes, burning
him severely. Ho was taken to the
Emergency Hospital and the physicians
tlnnk they will be able to save his eyesight.
Persecutor of Innocence I'nuislicd.
Judge Kimball gave 'William I. Goodwin
the limit of tho law yesterday in the police
court by imposing a fine of $25 or sixty
days in jail in default. Efforts havo been
shady transactions, but owing to fail
ure to secure sufficient evidence ho was only
held on tho charge of disorderly conduct.
The police testified that he has for some
time past been in the babifc of. insulting girls
on thb street.
Still continue to fill our stores
with buyers. New Spring
and Summer Clothes at just
one half the prices asked
elsewhere, exercise a tremen
dous "pull" on the public.
InTbibots, Choviots, Cusaimeros and "Worsteds.
-S10 Suits Anniversary price 95. OO
S12 " 6.00
$17 ! " " S.BO
$20 ' " ' 10.00
In Choviots, Casslmeros, English Worsteds, in
all tho latest Spring colors and patterns.
$2 00 Trousers Annlvorsary prlco..$1.00
$3 00 " " " .. 1.50
$3 50 " " " .. 1.75
$4.00 " " .. 2.00
$5 00 " " - " ..2.50
$7.00 " u " .. 3.50
In Juniors, Fauntioroys, and nil the prevail
ing styles for llttla and big boys, ages 3 to 8
and 8 to 10 years, at $1, 81.50, 82. 52 50, $3, $3 50,
$4, and $5 actually worth twice tho prices
To introduce., our Hat Dopirtmont, which
we inaugurated this season, wo offer tho latest
blocks in Derbys and Fodoras, in nil desirable
shades, at $1.23, $1.50, S1.75, and 82. Samo
qualities sold elsewhoro for double the above
QflQ Mnvhfi Cnann Two doors from
UUU Hi U I hiit UJUUGj
Wftariner out vour nation r? tr'
say sbthing about shoe leather
cruising around town for
your clothes. You can't do
better than here if you travel
around the world.
This Fine All-wool Boys' Com
bination Suit, Extra Pants
and Cap, $1.75.
Men's Splendid Black, Blue,
and Gray, strictly all-wool
Cheviot Suits, all sizes to 44,
Boys' Combination Suits, S2 and
$2. 40 Extra Pants and Cap with
every one. Little "Junior" Suits
SI.20 and up IOO dozen Children's
Knee Pants sizes 4 to 15 years
2 pairs for 25 cents. Boys' Suits
absolutely pure wool ages 4- to
14- years SI. 4-5. Children's Suits
in Cheviots, Cassimeres and
Worsteds S2.40. l.OOO pairs
English Corduroy Knee Pants 49
cents. All-wool Boys' Suits patent
English shoulders S5.70. Men's
Working Pants 65 cents. Men's
Hairline Pants 98 cents. Men's
Pants strictly all wool SI. 50.
Men's elegant Black Cheviot Suits
55. Men's Corduroy Pants, In
gray and brown SI. 90. Men's
Fine Dre"ss Suits 56. 80. Men's
Elegant Dress Suits 8S.90.
H. FRIEDLANQER & BRO.
Slonarcha of Medium Prico Clothing,
Corner 9th and E Sts. N. W.
INCOME TAX DELINQUENTS.
Fully lO Per Cent, of tho People railed
to Mitko Tlielr Iteturns.
Commissioner iiiller eent the following
Instructions yesterday to all Internal rev
"In cases of iucorrect income tax re
turns now filed in your office, you "will
notify tho persons who filed such returns
that they must appear within a reason
able time, specifying tfje date and place
for appearance, and correct or explain said
return, and that on their failure to ap
pear and make such corrections, you will
correct and increase the amount of such
returns, stating tho particular corrections
which shall bo made and the amounts by
which said returns will be increased.
"Where persons and corporations lia
nblo to make Teturn have neglected or re
fused to make return, and where In your
opinion falso or fraudulent returns have
been filed, you will give notice on Form
369 to the delinquents and to those who
mado such false or fraudulent returns,
to appear and show cause why penalties
shall not bo assessed against them. . . .
All returns made by taxpayers for 1894,
except such as are delayed by reason of
appealB, must be completed and forwarded
to this office not later than the 15th day
of May next."
Although no official statement of the
facts will bo given out for publication, it
is believed that the returns received yes
terday show almost conclusively that a
largo number of persona in all parts of the
country who are subject to the income tax
have not made returns of their incomes.
Tho proportion of these to tho whole
number liable to the taxis by some placed
as high as 10 per cent. This state of
thiuga is something of a surprise to the of
ficials, although it was expected that the
division of the Supreme Court on the con
stitutionality of the tax as a whole would
have the effect of discrediting it "with a
large number of taxpayers, who would
take the risk of paying a GO per cent,
penalty rather than make their returns.
This assumption has been proven to
have been correct, and the result must nec
essarily be nu assessment of the penalty
in a large number cf cases, as tbe officials,
no doubt, will strictly enforce the act so
long as it remains the law of the land.
No figure of any value as to returns can
be had before to-day.
Old rolks Concert.
Something now in the way of an old
folks' concert will be given this evening
at tlie Hamllne M. E. Church, Ninth and
P streets northwest. About forty of tho
older members of tho church wfll appear
dressed in "ye old time pieces." As this
is a departure from tho usual stylo of an old
folks' concert, an interesting time may be
Dead Colored Infant Discovered.
The body of a dead female colored infant,
apparently but a few months old, was found
Monday night by Policemen Flynn and
Aldndgo and taken to the Second precinct
police station. The coroner was notified,
and jesterday he viewed the ttody and
gave a permit to bury it.
WEST END NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Mrs. Octavla Turpin, daughter of Mr G.
Thomas "Woodward, died Monday night at
the residence of her father, No. 1409
Twenty-ninth street. Her body will be
interred at Oak Hill Cometery. The funeral
services will be at 4 o'clock this evening.
The combined Masonic bodies of George
town propose to give on tho evening of May
3 a mammoth entertainment at Masonic
Mr. John A. Athey, of No. 1209 Thirty
second street, has been renously ill with
grip for several days.
The following bages loaded with Cumber
land coal are en route to Georgetown: Con
solidation, No. 3, 119.08; No. 104,116.03;
Consolidation, No. 11, 124.02, and Judge
McComas, 115.08. Forotherpoints: Alex
ander Lucas, F. F. Goddard, Antew, C. W.
Miller. N. O. Head, M. B. Gross, C. B.
Bajley, and Consolidation, No, 17.
Boats thathavecIearedGeorgetownaro the
Star, No. 9, Mrs. McComas, No. 127, No.
105, and H. H. Keedy.
For several weeks past vandals have
been at work in the once beautiful George
town Presbyterian Cemetery and evi
dences of their acts are visible at every
Trie marble stones have been chipped and
broken, and even carried away. At present
there are but three entire headstones.
Broken marble is strewn about promis
cously and many slabs havo been used
for step-stones across muddy spots in tlie
adjacent roads. The responsible party or
parties seem to be unknown.
Two boys while hunting frogs near tho
old college pond yesterday fouud a money
belt under the mire near the shore con
taining three Mexican dollars. Tho belt,
which is a quiittd cotton affair, is sim
ilar to tho ones used by. the soldiers
during tho war of the rebellion. It was in
such a rotten condition when found that
pieces could be pinched from it with the
Mr. William Collins, residing at No.
3141 O street, is Teported as being seri
Mr. S. Thomas Brown, who has been
confined by illness to his residence, No.
2903 P street, for a week, Is convalesceut.
The "Wymore Club held a well attended
meeting at their hall, No. 3206 P street,
on Monday night.
Family Hatters Thoroughly Aired
During the Sanity Inquiry.
SISTERS DIVIDED BY HONEY
Mrs. Motzger, tho Sister Who Is Accused of
TJsinsr Tnduo Influence Over Eer Father
in the Management of His Financial Af
fairs, on tho Stand Brother-in-law Din
widdie's Confession Uaso Hot Concluded.
Mrs. Mary C. Metzgcr was on the stand
at tho close of the Inquiry into the mental
condition of Oliver P. Donn at the close of
proceedings yesterday. She is the last
witness for that side of the case and a de
cision will probably be reached to-day.
Mrs. Metzger was very hoarse and in
conducting the examination Mr. Eoss
Perry stood at the rail between the witness
and Mr. A. 8. "Worthington, the opposing
counsel. "When he noticed this he stepped
"Excuse me; am I obstructing your
"Oh, no," replied Mr. AVorthlngton,
"I can see through you."
Mrs. Metzger testified that she was mar
ried on December 26, last. Since her
mother's death, about four years ago, she
has had charge of her father's home,
at No. 925 Massachusetts avenue north
west, and for apart of the time of his busi
ness. After the marriage of her sister,
Mrs. Burton, the latter had charge of house
hold affairs until last September, the
older sister giving attention to her father
and his business.
Her father made his money as a merchant
in New York and retired thirteen years
ago. After the attack of grip four years
ago his voice failed and his hearing was
not so good, but he Eeeraed perfectlv him
self, mentally, as soon as his strength re
turned, MRS. DINWIDDIE'S TESTIMONY.
Mrs. TJinwiddie, the second daughter, who
lives at Scarborough-on-the-Hudson, tes
tified as to her financial transactions with
her father, her mother's will and other
family matters. She said each of the sis
ters was given $1,000 at marriage. She
considered her father entirely competent to
manage his e6tato and stated thatm thepast
four years it had gained $40,000.
Mrs. Burton proposed to her to take steps
to interefere with Mrs. Metzger's care of
her father and of his estate under his
direction, but sbo declined to join them be
cause she thought her father able to direct
Mr. Robert Dinwiddle, the husband, tes
tified as to his relations to his father-in-law's
business. He knew of an agreement
Bfgned by all the sisters when their father
was ill four years ago, giving Mary Donn,
now Mrs. Metzger, the right to sign checks
to pay expenses during Mr. Doun's illness.
He heard no objection to Mary acting under
her father's direction in managing the busi
ness till the time of her marriage last
Ho received wnnl frnm Mrs. HiiT-tnti thnfc
she wanted to see him on Thursday fol-1
lowing the wedding. He understood he was
expected at a conference to consider dis
placing Mrs. Metzger- He did not go.
"When asked why, he said he thought it no
business of the sons-in-law to interfere with
Mr. Bonn's business. They must either as
sail Mr. Doun's sanity or Mrs. Metzgera
honesty, and he could do neither.
DONN SHO'WED JUDGMENT.
He had talked recently with Mr. Donn
and found it difficult. He heard Mr.
Donn direct in regard to the $3,000 loan
to Mr. "Wilcox when the offer was 5 per
cent, and Mr. Donn insisted on 7 per
cent. It appeared to him good judgment.
He thought Mr. Donn competent to di
rect his affairs, but did not consider him
so bright and strong mentally as he was
before the attack of grip. He- never had
anything to do with Mr. Donn's accounts
except on two occasions, once to finish
making some entries, and once to see if
Miss Mary's book-keeping was right, both
at Mr. Donn's special request.
Mr. Millard Metzger, who married Mary
Donn. testified that neither he nor his
wife has received any benefit from her
father's property. He saw Mr. Donn
frequently, and heard him talk about his
affairs, and considered him competent.
Deputy Marshal "W. B. Itobisou testified
to finding Mr. Donn locked in a room on tbe
Eecond floor at his home when he sent for
him Saturday. A quantity of spittle
had run down on his beard and clothing.
Mr. Donn gave lucid answers to questions,
and said he was able to care for his bus
iness. J. H. Grant, a builder, told of recent bus
iness transactions with Mr. Donn in which
he seemed competent.
Children Inherit In Equnl Shares.
The late RIefina 8chneider, by her wfll
filed yesterday, leaves her property in
equal shares to her'chiklrea, Mary Downs,
Rufma Selecman, Joseph, Anna, Mary,
and Catherine Schneider, and her husband,
Joseph B. Schneider. She names Jacob
West as executor, and directs him to keep
the property together till the youngest
child. Catherine, is of age. The will is
dated April 5, 1895.
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The Union Mission Board In this city last
night opened the old First Presbyterian
Church on South Fairfax street for divma
service. Bev. Mr. Bailey, president o
the Mission Board of Washington, made a
very interesting addre33. Mr Robert Read
ing, of "Washington, -who organized th
mission here, was yesterday evening-, at a
meeting of tho members of the meeting, ap
pointed its missionary.
The board of fire wardens has purchased,
two horses forthe Columbia fire engine,frrm
"W. L. Clark, of the Norfolk & Washington
Steamboat Company, who has a large stock
farm near Haymarket, Ya.
Mr. John T. Sweeney has been elected
chairman of the City Democratic Committee
to succeed Mr. M. P. Tincens, resigned.
The committee will meet again to-morrow
night to receive the names of ttTbse wboara
to be candidates before the Democrats
primary on the 25th, to apportion among
them the costs of the election.
Mrs. S. E. B. Tremam Is very ill at her
home on North Washington street.
Mr. Fred P. Toglegesang, a well known
young Alexandrian, bas announced his
candidacy for theDemocratlc nommationfor
the office of Auditor of Public Accounts,
in opposition to Mr. E. F. Price, the presenC
Messrs. Charles King,A.W.Deahl, Frank
T. King, D. E. "Webster, "W. H. Tau YIeck,
George Dailey, Horace B. Ramey, and.
Clarence N. Moore have been elected ves
trymen of Grace Episcopal Church.
The Alexandria Christian Endeavorera
have elected the following officers Pres
ident,, R. E. L. Tyler; vice president. Anna
M. Lucas; recording secretary, Edward
Hautzinan; corresponding secretary, Ne
ville S. Greenway; treasurer, Aubron C.
Price; organist, Miss Bettie Keys; as
sistant oTganist, Mrs. Charles Hautzmon.
Capt. George A. Mushback is oat in a card
stating positively that he is not a candi
date for tho internal revenue collector
ship mado vacant by the death of Mr.
Judge J. K. M. Norton, ot the Corpora
tion Court, yesterday approved twenty ap
plications for licenses to sell liquor..
Tliird Army Corps Heetlnir.
A very spirited and enthusiastic meeting
of the Third Army Corps Union was held
Satu rday evening in parlor No. 10 , Willard'a
Hotel. The meeting was largely attended
and the subjects presented were very thor
oughly discussed. Quite a number of con
tributions were received for the portrait ol
Gen. Hooker, to be presented to the town ot
Hadley, Mass., the birthplace of the gen
eral, on tbe occasion of tbe annual reunion
of the corps at Hadley, Mass.,m May next
There was every indication that a fairrepre
sentation of the corps from this city would
attend the reunion. The meeting closed
with a sumptuous repast in the banquet
hall of the hotel.
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