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THE WASHIigr&TOy TIM3SS, SMDAY, APRIL 21t 1895,
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- For proper protection
against the accumulation of
dust, as well as to lendan air
of Spring1 enchantment to
your upholstered furniture,
LOOSE COVERS are neces
sary. We're making lots of
them just now from the pret
tiest, most serviceable mate
rials in our stock.
The charges nro small in tact the
cost to hc u make up to order tho
Loose Cotflrs 70a w.nt is less than if
you tried to mato them yourself.
F and 11th Streets.
Storage Warehouses, 22d St., near M.
At C. H. DAVISON'S,
1 1 05 F ST. N. W.
Belt Buckles and Belt
Pins, Hat Pins, Veil and
Bonnet Pins, Scarf
Pins, and Brooches,
Link Buttons and Studs
in sets, for shirtwaists,
Round, Oval and
(The Latest Fad.)
Lorgnettes and Lorgnette
The latest design! and finish In cold, silver,
Silver Ell and enamel. Is choice colors.
Hair Ornaments, suitable to -wear with tho
new-ylo bonnets, in allrer, cold, tortoiso shell,
plain or mounted with cld or pearl.
Sllrer necessaries for the work basket, writ
lng desk or toilet.
Umbrellas and Walking Sticks, richly
mounted In lrorr and silver.
It Costs Only 5c
For as good a cigar as a man
carr-a to smoke Lots of 10c
brands aro not as good as
Smokers a'l oTertho city say
lt'a one of the best 5c cigars over
offered. Ask your dealer for It
JAS. L. BARBOUR & SON,
614-616 PENNA. AVE.
Varicocele destroys manhood and ren
ders happy marriage impossible. "Weak,
limp, nervous, vericoceled men don't make
marriage a. success Br. Parker has cund
thousands of vsrrtoeles without opera
tion or pain. He has cured thousands of
cases of cexu&l and nervous prostration,
and restored them to vigoioun manhood.
The youth of eighteen, to the old man of
aorenty, -who had lived for months or
years in hopeless despair, have been
raised from tboir sackcloth and ashes and
have boeome huppy husbands and fathers.
All Impediment to marriage success
fully removed. Blood poisons or recent
or long standing nervous debility, skin
diseases, losscb. Uk1d and bladder com
plaints, and all diWHses or men safely
and quickly removed and you are mode
firm, erect. strong and manly, aa nature
intended. Consultation free, private, con
fidential; thiny f1v years" experience.
Dr. Parker, 608 12th street northwest.
Hoars. 9 a. m t 7 p in Sundays,
10 to 2 o'clock aplG, J &.20.21.23.
Our 40c t
I Gas Stoves
T are not ry larce. bat they are J
fi as Ibtko s oiiitrs' 0c sort. Wo (&
V have turgor ones for 5c and $1 ?
A and more i
S-burner das Ranges Jittiup 3
4S-burnr tias Sauces $18 up L
4-lrnr GnA Hnnce6......tJ i:p
A Bread Toasters COc A
V Curling Iron Beaters... 25c "t
f Gas Appliance Exchange,
V 14-2 V. - k Ave $,
WASHINGTON. D q
Fifteenth streetrrtbOTe New York Avenue,
mfic-. na European tlan.
SENATE CAFt a . PA'-EBcAFE.
Utterance of No Uncertain Sound
On the Silver Question.
DARES SENATORIAL RIVALS
Favors Unlimited Coinage of tho "White
Kotal Or An Equality "With Gold Does
Not Believe It Hacessary For tho United
States To Wait For An International
Agreement Is a Fositivo Etmetsllist
In the interview Riven below, published
Ju yesterday's- Courier Journal, Senator
Blackburn, in unmistakable terms, out
lines his position on the silver question,
and boldly tlirowB down the gauntlet to
his opponents for similar candor on the
same subject. With his u&ual acuresslve
uess tho Senator almost dares his oppo
nents to. meet him on the issue he presents,
and it may bt assumed that the challenge
will be promptly accepted.
Senator Blackburn -arrived In tho city
Thursday, and is stopping nt tho "Wlllard
Hotel. In rcuponso to tho reiterated in
quiry tjoucernlng his position on the coin
age question, he prepared the following
statement as an authoritative expression
of his Tlews and answer to tho criticisms
which have been based on erroneous or mis
leading reports of alleged interviews:
"For tho last twenty years In Congress and
on tho stump, anywhere and everywhere,
I have eani'stly and persistently in
sisted upon the restoration of tha silver
metal to that place In tho money system
of ths country which it had always held
prior to tho paisago of that disastrous
act of demonetization passed in 1873.
REITERATES HIS VIEWS.
"If there is one man in public life in
all the country whoso views upon tills sub
ject were entitled to be known of all men
by reason of his acts and utterances, I
bad reason to believo that I was that man.
Upon tills subject I have never held an
opinion nor mado an utterance that I have
in tho sllghtsit degroo altered or modified
in all these years.
Yet if there is any still uninformed
who desires to know what my views are,
1 will reiterate them in tho shortest space
possible by saying that I am in faror of
opening the mints of this country to the un
limited coinage of the silver metal on an
equality with gold. I am opposed to gold
monometallism, and justasmuchopposed to
silver monointtalliita; without reservation
or evasion, I am a bl-metalllst.
'I want, and mean to contlnuo to Insist
upon tho use of both gold and sllrer on
evou terms as tao redemption money of
this country. I would be glad to see this
result brought about by tho action of an
International coafereuco, prorided that
could be dono wltasut delay. I am op
posed to this government waiting for any
such conference to act."
ONLY FARCICAL AND RIDICULOUS.
"Our experience with such agencies
has not besn such as to giro us lther con
fidence r hops for th attainment of this
purpose. Upon Uia contrary, our parti
cipations In such ooufersneas nave in
their very barrenness become farcical and
HAS FAITH IN THE WHITE METAL.
"Whilst it may bo txuo that tho restora
tion of sliver to its place of unrestricted
coinage and unlimited legal tender func
tions may not proro a panacea for the
ills that wo now suffer, I am convinced
that it will do moro and go further In
that direction than any one piece of legis
lation that has been or could bo suggested.
I have an abiding faith in tho capacity
of this metal to work out and maintain its
permanent parity with gold, provided the
oppresslvo hand of the law is removed aud
the mints of the country thrown open to
"I believe and always did believe that the
act of 1873 was an unconstitutional
measure. I believe that it would have
been so held by the Supreme Court or tho
United States had not o partisan spirit
dominated the action of that tribunal.
"I am in favor of tho restoration of tho
silver metal at a ratio of 16 to 1, believing
in the light of an experience that covers
a century, such ratio will establish and
maintain permanently the parity between
tho two metals. I believe that wo should
take this action at the earliest day pos
sible, independent of the policies or views
of other nations.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL RESPECTS.
"I have a faith as abiding in the ability
of my country to establish and maintain
its own monetary system as that which I
cheribh in its ability to defend its own
soil from invasion or its institutions from
assault. In my judgment wo are as inde
pendent of foreign dictation or domination
in the one as we are in the other.
"For one to claim that he is a bi-metal-list
coupled with the condition that bi
metallism is to Lc brought about only as a
result of international conference is a mere
evasion of the situation. That is simply
tho workof the lawyerwhofilesan affidavit
for a continuance.
"My friends in Kentucky, I am sure,
know my position upon this and all other
public questions and are satisfied with it."
BLUB LABEL CIGARS.
Resolution Adopted by tho Union Kola
tivo to tho l'ropcr Snlo of Them.
Cigar Makers' Union, No. 110, adopted
a TesoIiTtrtsi last night at its regular meet
ing, held at No. 737 Seventh street north
west, calling upon all dealers to consider
no wholesale dealer or Jobber as uphold
ing the blue label, except when tho boxes
come from the factory with the label pasted
It was staled that certaiu wholesalers
are in the habit of ascertaining ac tho time
of making a sale whether or not the dealer
desires "blue label" cigars, aud in all
cases where the response is favorable the
label is attached before delivery of tho
boxes; butln all other respects the whole
salers ignore the union badge. This, in
the estimation of 110, does not come
within the requirements.
The union also adopted a resolution call
ing for the prosecution of all persons
using a bogus label.
Dr. .Huston's Sermon on Gnmhllnjr.
Dr. Easton will to-night 6peak at tho
Eastern Presbyterian Church on "Gambling
and Gamblers." He will arraign the Alex
ander Island race course as a nuisance to bo
abated, an outlaw to be at once arrested and
its proprietors to be punished. Resolutions
will be offered at the close calling on Gov.
lintel "Clsnicro May Ho Sold.
The sale of tho Hotel Elsmcre at auction,
recently forbidden by Judge Cox, may
proceed. The suit of Mr. George H. La
Fetra against Mr. Btilson Hutchlns seek
ing to enjoin the sale permanently was
heard yesterday and the restraining order
was dissolved. Tho complainant noted
Criminal Cases Xor Judge Cole.
Judge Cole will hear all criminal cases
during the noxt month or two. Judgo
McComas will be engaged In general term
hearing the Kidwcll flats case. The cases
set bororo Judgo Cole for Monday are
against Thomas M. Jordan, Irving S.
Bcall, and Benjamin Jackson.
Hor I'orema Her Ilelrs.
The will of Emma L. Hopkins, who died
April IS, was filed yesterday. Her mother,
Phoebe B. Hopkins, is made solo beneficiary,
and in case of her death the property goes
to the testator's father, Jasen R. Hopkins.
Charles J. Hopkins and Paul J. Cromelien
POLICE CODRT WILL TRY JT
Belt Line Nuisance to, Be Thoroughly
Warrants Havo Been Ordered by tho Com
missioners ICany Questions Are In
volved in tho Proceedings.
The District Commissioners had the
question of tho Eleventh street Belt lino
nuisance before them lato yesterday. In
response to a request for information, It
was announced that the first step towards
an official investigation would bo by
proceedings before tha police court.
This step, it is understood, is by diroc
rectlon of the Commissioners. The at
torney for the District has all the papers, in
cluding tho protests, in his hands, and is
at work examining all of the legal points.
Tho Commissioners stated that thero aro
many questions involved, and that careful
inquiry into each is necessary. Among
these questions is the ono of the rights and
obligations of the company under its char
ter. Tho authority under which tho com
pany operates dates back a number of
years, and its charter has been tho subject
of frequent amendments. This phano of
the situation involves moro inquiry than
It ii understood, however, that the law
orficor of the District has authority to
ventilate the whole matter.
That the citizens' petition asking for tho
abatement oC the iiuIiabco is referred to
to the petitioners because it is said that Mr.
Thomas is also the legal adviser to the
Belt Line Co.
Mr. E. J. Booraem, of No. 1008 O street,
is one of the chief movers in this matter and
yesterday in company with Lawyer Joseph
Barrett called on Commissioner Truesdell
and asked what action, if any, had been
taken on the petition filed wita the Com
missioners. He. was Informed by Col.
Truesdell that the matter was belsg inves
tisated; that Lieut. Teeples had mado a
personal inspection of tho premises and
submitted a report. This report had been
referred to District Attorney Thomas.
What the naturo of tho report is could not
bo learned. Mr. Booraem, however, feels
confident that it isadverss to thepetitloners.
Tho Bolt Line Company intends, if poavi
Bible, to 1oc.aU its stables near the cornef
of Eleventh and O, it would appear from
the fact that a short time ago they mado
a proposition to purchsss five frame build
ings on Eleventh near O street. The property
is owned by Mrs. Jtichardson, who, having
learned this purpose, it is caid, refused to
sell at any price. It is also said that the
company mado an offer of $12,000 for tho
property on the southeastcornerof Eleventh
and O streets, owned by Mrs. Levy. This
offer was also refused.
DISTRICT GOOD TEMPLARS.
Qanrtorlr Mettn Attended by tho Sov
ernl Sabordlnato I,odxos.
At the quarterly session of District Lodgo
Wo. 3, of Good Templars, held at Star of
Eopo lodgo rooms on Thursday evening,
tha several subordinate lodges wero rep
resented and largo delegations wero pres
ent. District Chief Templar A. E. Shoe
maker presided. The District Lodge de
gree was conferred upon ten new members.
Ifr. J. O. Daley and Mrs. Rebecca GUea were
elected as representatives to tho grand
lodge, and Mr. N. E. Vowles and Maurice
Walmer as alternates.
Tho District chief templar was author
ized to appoint delegates to the Autl
Satoon League. The District lodge were
well pleased at tho excellent manner in
which the initiatory ceremonies were con
ducted by Star of Hopo lodge, during which
the District lodgo took a recess, and Mr.
Hopkins, from Chevy Chase, was inducted
into the order.
Tha committees on public meetings, on
state of tho order, on literature and wayaand
mean, through Edward W. Libby, A. Kai
Urous, J. N. Coleman and Mrs. Giles, re
spectively, submitted exhaustive and com
prehensive reports bearing upon the several
branches of the work, and each was adopted ,
carrying recommoudatlons which provido
for four public meetings each week, inde
pendent of a series of meetings at tho
several churches in tho District, tho sys
tematic distribution of literature bearing
upon tho work of the order, tho collection
of funds aud tho establishment of public
reading rooms In various localities aa fast
as the necessary openings aro secured.
An invitation from Independent Lodge, of
Georgetown, to hold the next meeting with
that lodge, was accepted.
JOINT MEETING OF BAKERS.
rhoy Fnvor Ton Hours Work to Constitute
n Dy. Trmlo QuomUoiih DIhouhbcU.
The state of business, cheap bread and
low wages comprised the themo for dis
cussion last night at a Joint meeting of
journeymen bakers of assembly No. 2389,
K. of L., and International Local Union No.
IIS held at No. 430 Eighth street north
west. These questions were discussed at great
length, and a conclusion upon all points
reached, tlie result of tho deliberations
being Bubject to approval by the local
unions of both organizations.
Incidentally there was a discussion of tho
number of hours that shall constitute a
day's labor, aud favorable comment mado'
upon the provisions of tho bill lately
passed by the Hcr York legislature mak
ing ten hours a legal day for workingmen
in a bakery, whilo at tho samo time per
mitting employers in small bakeries to
individually work as long as they may see
This bill is quite satisfactory to tlie
journeymen, and the fact that the lawwos
passed largely on account q the representa
tions made of its necessity on considerations
of health, makes it the more gratifying.
It is understood to be a Banitary measure
solely, and may bo used as a basis for
similar action by Congress.
The meeting Inst night was largely at
tended, about 175 of the membership
attending. Ernest Meyer was president
and Theodore Sonnuerg aud Anton Caspar
served as secre tarics.
KpprcscMittlvo Ullt Slightly "Worse.
Congressman Robert B. Hitt, of Illinois,
who has been lying seriouly ill for the last
ten days at his residence, No. 1507 K street
northwest, was reported to be slightly
worse lost evening. He was much better
during the day than he had been Friday
and his physician, Dr. AV. W. Johnson,
had hopes of his speedy recovery, but the
change last night placed the Congressman
in a rather precarious condition. While,
his physician Bays, there are no immediate
fears of serious consequences, there may bo
a decided change at any moment.
Mn "VVoyl's Uxhibltlon of Art "Works.
One of the most delightful and artistic
exhibits of the year is that of Max Weyl,
which openB on Monday at the FischerGal
lerles. In his treatment of the surrounding
country of Washington he lias achieved the
most artistic success, although his work
has always been a Eource of admiration to
his brother artists. This year his efforts
have drawn from them more favorable
criticisms than ever bcrore. Av number of
the canvasses are local in character, thero
being, however, some canvasses which,
though not painted in this vicinity, are
as pleasing as those .which are. The ex
hibition will last throughout the week, aud
gives most favorable promises of success.
Plunked Shad nt MurHliuU Hall.
To-day tho thirdrand plank shad dinner
of the season will take place at Marshall
Hall, tho popular excursion resort of Wash
ington. Dinner will be Ecrved with all tho
early spring vegetables, aud no one should
miss taking this trip to see how they plank,
shad. The steamer Macalestor will make
two trips, leaving Washington at 11 a. m.
and 2:30 p. m., leaving Marshall Hall at
1:10 and 5:30 p. m.
Three Littljj Children Were Kurt
Playing cl Keeping House."
INJURED BETWEEN TWO FILES
They Wero Eesondd With Difficulty From
Thoir Perilous Position It Was Tkonght
At First That Half a Dozen Hsi Been
HurtMany Anxitus Msthsrs At tho Sceno
of tho Accident Ono Kay Psrhapa Die.
Bertha and Gracie Scott, daughters of
Thomas E. Scott, of No. 713 I street south
west, aged twelve and seven years re
spectively, and Edward Hall, seveu-year-ola
son of Charles Hall, of No. 037 I street
southwest, wero buried undor a falling
lumbor pile at Wlmaatt &. TJhler's lumber
yard, corner of Seventh and K streets
southwest, yesterday afternoon shortly
after 2 o'clock.
The two little girls received serious in
juries and wtro removed to their home
and Doctors F. G. Johnson and L. G. Fred
rlck were called in. Bertha's left leg was
broken below the knee, and Gracie re
ceived internal injuries of a aerious char
acter, which may result fatally. The boy'a
injuries were comparatively alight, aud
he was able to walk home.
HUGE PILES OP LUMBER.
All along Eighth street between I and K
streets southwest, thero are huge piles
of lumber outside of the yard fence and on
tho parking, whleh is evidently a part of
the street. It was a part of one of these
piles that toppled overon the children.
The tbrso had ton given some cooked
eggs by Mrs. Scott, and hs. torn down by
tho lumber piles to play at keplng bouse,
aud to have a luncheon with their eggs.
While playing around between two of
tho rathtr tthaky pUas of lui&bar, about
tbreo dozen of the top boards from oua of
the piles fell on them, completely burying
tbem, and almost drowning their cries
MANX ANXIOUS M0THEU3.
Quito a crowd collected, and for a time it
was thought that th number buried under
the timber was at least half a dozen, and
many anxious mothers gathered around
and eagerly watched as the heavy boards
wero removed for any signs of their own
The patrol wagon from the Fourth pre
cinct arrived, and when th children were
gotten out tho two girls wero placed in it
and carried homo. They wers doing as well
as could bo expected la3t night.
ANKIB CHANGED HER HIND.
Aftnr Uoptnu l'rom tho Ifonso of tha
Good Shngilierd Sua Wnt B&ok.
Judge Bradley yssterday afternoon
knocked higher than a kite tha commitment
of Annio Rothmund to tho Houst of tho
Good Shepherd. Tho paper was made out
by Major William G. Moore, superintendent
of police, upon tho authority of Annie's
mother, Mrs. Mrigdalena Rotfcntiund, of No.
1C23 Sixteenth street northwest. Annlo,
however, returned to tho institution of her
own accord. -,
At 2 p. m. Sister Mary Rosa, who ac
cepted service yesterday of tha writ is
sued Thursday; appeared at Judgo Brad
ley'd courtroom, accoaipanled by Annla,
her motber.a pnest.and Mr. James D.Brady,
representing the House of tho Good8hepherd
as counsel. On the other sldo appeared Mr.
representing Mr. Weed Corey, upon whose
reoxossutatlou that Miss Anxlo was being
restrained behind bars and not allowed to
conisiutiicata with her friends the writ was
8ister Mary Rose, answering for Sister
Mary Martin as superlntondentof thelnstitu
tion, had filed a paper stating that the girl
was committed to her care last May by
Supt.-of Police Moore upon tho authority
of tho mother, with tho direction that feho
remain at tho house till of age.
Mr. Brady stated to tho court these facts
and denied that any ono having a right to
see her had been refused permissiou. She
herself desired to remain at the house,
Mr. Wheeler asked the privilege to see
the young lady alouo, but Judgo Bradley
said he would himself hold a consultation
with mother and daughter.
Annio had attempted to escape from the
home a few weeks ago by jumping from a
window, and tho relations felt quite sure
of their caee, but when Judge Bradley re
turned to the bench ho stated that the girl
had expressed a wish to return to the in
stitution aud rcmaiuthereuntilsheistwenty
one years of age.
When asked, however, if his dismissal of
the writ returned Annio to the house under
the police order, Judgo Bradley said not at
all. "The commitmentof the superintendent
of police," ho Eaid, "doesn't amount to
anything. Tho law is that no one shall bo
deprived of his liberty without due process
of law. That commitment Is not due pro
cess of law at all."
"I'm sorry," said Mr. Brady, "that there
is not an opportunity for this caso to bo
heard and for us to refute the false allega
tions upon which this writ was obtained,
and which havo been published In the news
papers." "So are we," said Messrs. Wheeler and
Nauck in a chorus.
HONEST MONEY LEAGUE
It Is Formed by Illinois Democrats "Who
Opposo Freo Silver.
Chicago, April 20. Democrats who aro
opposed to the free silver movement in
tho party in the State met to-day and
formed an organization known as tho
Honest Money League of Illinois.
H. S. Robbins, of Chicago, was mada
Kcsident, and vice presidents were chosen
from each county in the state.
A determined fight will bo made by the
league against any attempt to commit tho
Illinois Democracy to a free silver policy.
Judge Samuel McConnell, who recently
resigned tho presidency of the Iroquois
Club, tho powerful Democratic organiza
tion, owing to his avowal of a strong be
lief in freo silver, announced this afternoon
tho withdrawal of his resignation.
In an interview Judge McConnell said
that ho had found that his stand for free
silver would not necessitate his resignation
and that he had fbund the members of the
club perfectly willing that he should hold
both tho presidency and his free silver ideas.
"Tolemnoli" In Rehearsal.
The rehearsals for Emile E. Mori's opera
comique "Telemach," are progressing
nicely and tho f ulfe cast will be announced
in a few days. The new scenery has been
delivered and will be a feature of tho per
formance. Mr. Gundlach furnishes tho
costumes, and is alieady busily engaged
in hunting up genuine patterns for Grecian
ladies and gentlemen of a few thousand
Charges of Embezzlement Nol. Prossed.
The charges of embezzlement against
Edward Stewart wero nolle pressed in
the police court yesterday by United
States Attorney Mullowney, and ho was
turned over to Detective Hogan, of the
Baltimore force, to be taken to that city,
where ho is wanted for a number of similar
Mr. T. Stoll, representing tho Automatic
Piano Company, of New York, has been in
this city for the last week charming hun
dreds of our music-loving citizens with the
wonderful Self-Playing- piano. This at
tachment can be placed on any piano witn
outJn any way interfering with its ordi
nary use, 'and its many charming effects
must be beard to be believed. It Is
on exhibition at Messrs. Droop & Sons.
MAYOR STRAUSS ATTACKED
Cbain-Gang Prisoner Caused Excite
ment at Alexandria.
His Assailant Was Desperate and Had Been
Granted remission by Hit Guard
to Go to the Xayor's Store.
Considerable excitement was created in
the neighborhood of the store of Mayor
Strauss on King street uear Fairfax, Alex
andria, yesterday evening, by an assault
mado on tho Mayor by a white tramp, a
member of tho chain gang, named John
Meredith was captured on Wednesday
last by tue police in a raid on Schuler'a barn,
a tramp's den just west of this city, and th
Mayor cent him to the chain gang for thirty
days on a charge of vagrancy. A razor
found la one or his pockets was forfeited.
Yesterday morning while the gang were
cleaning up the market alley, Meredith took
advantage of tho permission of the over
seer, to go to the store of tho Mayor aud
demand the return of tho razor, saying ho
wished to use it to shayo with in Jail. Tho
Mayor toldbimthat tke razor was forfeited,
besides he could not bo allowed to carry
dangerous weapon la tho city jail.
Upon this tho man became very abusive
and in tuo presence of several customers
began cursing aud aiming the mayor.
Wails tills was going on a messenger had
been prlTately despatched to tho police
station, only a half blaok away, and Officer
Griffin responded, and by tha mayor's
orders put t&e man under arreat. On tho
way to the station, Meredith, who is a pow
erful man, reslited, but was dragged there
and w aen ivaide the station as ho was being
aken Into the cellroom brokeawayfromtho
officer and made a rush towars the mayor,
who had accompanied tho officer, and at
tempted to strike him.
Mr. Griffin was too quick for him, and as
his arm was descending on the major's
faeo, struck hira a heavy blow with a baton,
on the back of the head.
Tho blow knocked him to the floor in a
semi-conscious state, and cut a gash from
which the blood flowed very freely. When
ho recovered all the spirit was out of him,
and he was placed in a cell without any
HRS. LYDIA GORDON DIVORCED.
All Hor Cham A.trxiaat Hor Huubuud
The Gordon divorce suit was ended yester
day by Judgo Hagner granting Mrs. Lydla
G. Gordon a divorce from Fulton R. Gordon
on the oross-blll and dismissing tho original
and amended bills filed by Mr. Gordon. Tho
custody of the child, James Howell Gordon,
was awarded to Mrs. Gordon. Tho request
of the father, mado by his attorney, Mr.
Edmund French, for permission to visit tho
boy, was denied.
It was deoreea that Mr. Gordon pay tha
cost of the suit, and Judgo Hagnor offered
to direct that he pay for tho maintenance of
both wifa and child, but It was stated that
Mrs. Gordon did not deslra this.
Tho decision was also a complete vindi
cation of Mr. Wharton E. Lester. Judge
Hagncr said Mrs. Gordon had disproved all
charges against hr, while her husband
had not refuted that brought against him.
Vleltlnff Pythljtna Invltad.
All visiting Pythlans should pay Union,
Lodgo, No. 22, K. of P., at least one fra
ternal visit while in the city. They aro
assured of a warm welcome; and it will do
them good to see the work as it Is put oo.
tho floor by the officers and team ot
Union Lodge. Tho lodgo is In a thriving
condition, it having work of sumo kind on
tho floor every night. Next Wednesday
evening has been set apart for another
of thosa delightful socials. This time it
is given in honor of the Ladles' Auxiliary
to Union Lodge, In appreciation of the in
valuable service rendered during the
Pythian fair. Tho committee in charge
havo ipared no pains to make this enter
tainment a grand success, and havo se
cured some of the best local talent in tho
city for the occasion. A cordial invita
tiou is extended to all Pythlans and their
families to be present.
Georgo Kllllan's Mental Condition.
George J. Killian, of No. 3412 P street
northwest, with property worth $9,500,
is to be brought before a Jury to deter
mlno his mental condition. A petition
was filed yesterday by his sister, Annie
"Killian, 6tating that for nine weeks Mr.
Killian has been deranged and at Provi
He was d Ucharged a few days ago u ncured,
and Bbe believes him to bo incurable. His
wife, Bertie I. Killian, is left to care for
their three children, and Miss Killian asks
that bar brother bo properly cared for and
her sister-in-law named as guardian, to
havo charge of the estate, which consists
of several houses and $500 in personalty,
Includlug two horses and a wagon.
Affidavits of Dr. Lewis W. Ritchie,
Charles C. Marbury and T. N. Vincent, stat
Uig that Mr. Killian is insane, aro filed.
Rather an Expensive Saw.
James Peak, the carpenter who was ar
rested by Second precinct policemen Thurs
day night for the larceny or a saw from
Thomas C. Robbins, was tried in the police
court yesterday. Judge Miller ordered
him to restore the stolen property and to pay
a fine of $5, or spend fif teeu days in jail in
Ex-Consul "Waller In France.
Marseilles, April 20. The steamship
Djemab, from the Island of Madagascar,
has arrived here, having onboard Mr. John
L. Waller, formerly United States consul
at Tamatave, who was recontly tried by
court martial and sentenced to twenty
years Imprisonment on the charge of having
been a spy In the Interest of the Hovas.
The managers of tho Washington, Alex
andria and Mount Vernon Railway hav ar
ranged to begin the building of the line
to Washington as soon as their plans for
the road in Washington are approved by
the District Commissioners. The road
will start at its present terminus in the
Driving Park at St. Asaph Junction and
will run in a tec-line through St. Elrdo and
the brick yards at Arlington to tho banks
of the Potomac below Arlington.
The barroom at tho St. Asaph Driving
Park, which is in a brick building near the
St. Aasph Junction entrance to tlie pool
room, was entered by thieves on Friday
night last and S45 in money and liquor
Tlie Alexandria branch of the Virginia
Bible Society will meet in the Second Pres
byterian Church this afternoon at 4:15
o'clock. Rev. Therm H. Rice, pastorof tho
church, will deliver an address, and the
ministers of the other churches will also
be present and address the meeting.
Tho services in Trinity M. E. Church to
day will bo ot special interest. At the 11
a. m. service Rev. Mr. Weech, of Pennsyl
vania, will preach. Rev. Dr. McAllister,
the pastor, will conduct a short service at
7:30 p. m. , and at 8 p. m. the revival servico
will be begun. Rev. Samuel Stohley, of
Philadelphia, will preach.
MINOR NEWS W0TE3.
Mr. Charles B. Marshall has decided to
withdraw from the conrest for councilman
in tho Third ward, aud tho names ot Messrs.
G. A. Appich and John BT. Greeno havo
been mentioned as probable candidates.
Admiral Ammcn, U. S. N., with his two
daughters, were visitors at tho ship yard
in this city yesterday to inspect the Fryer
steamer, Howard Cassard, now lying there
preparing for her trial trip in about ten
days. Tho visitors were taken all over tho
ship by Mr. Fryer, herdesignor.
Tho St. John's College baseball team, of
Anrapolis, Md., was defeated by the Epis
copal High School nine yesterday evening
by a score of 12 to 0.
We have suits upon our counters in numbers by the scor,
Quality so fine aud price so low, never heard of before.
The customers ask in astonishment great,
How can you sell that Suit, at price Nine Ninety-eight?'
"This way, please," is the salesman's request,
To the suit department, where you can test
The quality and price both there you will find -Of
every description and every kind.
Will you look at our pants? next in rotation, - , ,-y
For there you will find a full explanation , , T
Of quality so high and price so low,
With a happy heart to your home you will go.
We are done with the men, so next come the boys,
Accustomed to getting their bats, balls and toys.
To you we will sa', in a very few words,
We can furnish you a suit at price two-thirds.
Last, but NOT LEAST, come the children and mothers, ,
Looking for bargains told them by others.
To Mitchell Bros. & Co. on a trot they go,
And there they find the prices so low,
The question they ask: "Oh, how can you sell
Such beautiful goods at that price, won't you tell?"
We make our own goods and our expense is so small.
That to do this is simply nothing at all.
The secret of everything is in the knowing.
Just examine our goods, notice
You can then see why to 405 they go,
Where the rich and poor have an equal show.
YOUR MONEY CHEERFULLY RETURNED
ON ANY PURCHASE NOT SATISFACTORY.
Open DIj from 7.30 A. H. to 7 P. fii.
Saturday Nights until 10 P. M.
Wholesale and Retail MantffaGtUrinfl Glotiiiers
403 and 405 Seventh Street Northwest.
Factory and Salesroom, 402 and 4-04 Penn Street, Reading, Pa.
TRIAL OF INTERESTING CASES.
Wiro Tappers, Dookmikeri, Sar Trust
Masnates und Capt. HnwjiM.
The cases against Bibcock and Oweo
for conspiracy resulting la tapping tbe
wires on Long Bridge ia order to antici
pate the news from the races Iat fall, havo
been set for trial next Thursday.
It Is probablo abo that Immediately be
fora or after that trial, Fred T. Miller,
on a charge of boolcmaklng at Benninga,
eight months ago, will ba called up and
heard. This trial, it is supposed, will not
occupy moro than a day.
The time for hearing the charges against
ileiar3. Haremeyer and Searles for refusal
to answer questions la the sugar investi
gation may bo set for the following
week. Tho Howgate trial will probably
follow aoon. Tha District Attorney i3
ready to take up the Howgate caso at
once, but counsel on tho other tide have
bean nindorod by illuess in preparing.
TAYLOR GUILTY OF flURDER.K
"Verdict Kendrr-d by th Jury Aftr an
A verdict of guilty of murder was re
turned at 10 o'clock yesterday morning
against Thomas J. Taylor. Taylor shot
nis -wife to death at 8 a. m. on September
The jury that retired at 4:15 Friday
afternoon came to an agreement early yes
terday morning, and wero ready whencourt
opened. Taylor received the announcement
or tho verdict quietly, and ilr. E. U. Niles,
of his coun vl, gave notice of a motion for
a new trial. Taylor was then remanded to
jail to await the progress of the case.
The court room was well filled and the
verdict was accepted without surprise.
Return of Mrs. iloaolay.
Hon. Edward A. Moscley, secretary In
terstate Commerce Commission, is at his
post again, after an extended official
trip to" tho Pacific coast. Mr. Moseley
found his desk loaded down with beautiful
flowers, expressions ot good will and wel
come. WEST END NEKS AND GOSSIP.
Nellie Stait.nlne years of age, thedaughter
of Farmer John Stait, who resides about
twenty miles above Georgetown, near the
canal, was burned to death late Friday
night at her home. The little girl was
playing with matches near the house, when
a dry bush caught fire. In her attempt to
stamp out the blaze her frock became ignited
and before aid could reach her she was
terribly burned about the arms, face, and
abdomen. About midnight she died in
Lewis Wood, forty-four years of age
nnddemen ted .who wandered from his home
ner Arlington on "Wednesday, was found
yesterday In tho eastern section of the
city by the Fifth precinct police and turned
over to his father.
Itcv. Mr. Truett will speak this morning
at the Georgetown Baptist Church on "Mis
sions and missionaries among the Indians
and in Cuba," and Prof. Montague will
address the congregation in the evening.
Rev. "Walter R. Graham, rector of the
Congress M. P. TJhurch, will to-day leave
for Elizabeth City, N. J., where he will
officiate at tho dedication of the Elizabeth
M. E. Church. He will remain three day3.
nis pulpit will be occupied in his absence
'by Rev. A. Davidson, of the M. E. South
The following loaded barges are en route
to Tcorgetown: Consolidation No. 16,
121.11; No. 127, 114.11; No. 119,123.09;
B. It. Mayfield, 118.15; No. 120, 114.04;
Ontheus, 69.15; Judge Olney, 116.07;
No. Ill, 122.'05;H.H. Keedyrjlfi.OO.
Boata clearing aro G. ArjHoffman, No.
1S7, S. M. Storm, C. R. '"White,! Judgo
Stake. l "
Mr. A. Rabbit, seventy yeara of age, died
at his residence yesterday forenoon. He
will be buried Monday evening.
Charles E. Snitflt, of Thirty-fourth
street, is recoveringfrom an attack of
bronchial pneumonia. j
Miss Nellie Burdett,- or High street, is
visiting friends In BostonfTiShe will return
in May. 5
The Misses Mabel and Clara Brown have
returned home after an absence of two years
atrthe "Westminster Seminary.
Messrs. John R. Leach, Simon Brown,
"Walter T. "Wallis and "Wm. "Williams have
gone on a hunting trip into the "highlands"
of "West Virginia.
Amos Lydlnc, ofFort Myer road, reports
that while hunting, beyond' the District lino
in Maryland "Wednesday night ho was held
up by two colored men with shotguns and
relioved ot $37 in bills and silver.
Mr. Thomas A. Beach, of Tennallytown,
Is negotiating tho purchase of 1,200 acres
of Virginia soil fromClaud V. Mitchell, of
make and sewing.
For 3 Days
For 3 days we are offering shoes
at a great sacrifice to close out
some odds and ends, lots and
broken lines. The thousands of
people who have bought bar
sains at our store testify to th
correctness of the statement.
F0R 3 DAYS ONLY
Ladies' Hand-sewed $3 and $4 Shots, QQ-
1 to4,AA,AJfcBlji3t, for3daysonly C70U
Ladies" Fine Dongola $1 Orfonla, 2 to CQ
3$. Ior3 days only UOU
lllaaes Shoes, Cramer's raaio, $!.... "00
Child's Shoes. Cramer's make, $1.25... J C
Baby Shoes for 3 days only 1 T"C
Thosa J4 Men's Enamel Shoes that
we havo teen advertising S2L40,
sizes badly broieo, and for 3 (J t QO
days only they go at............ I 5?0
A complete line of Man's. Ladies
and Misses' Tan Shoes, all styles and
sizes, at prices loir as U consistent
'with quality of goods and fair dealing.
Ladles' Black, and Gray Swede Slip- fiCkr
pers, $2 Taluo Uuu
706 Seventh Street N. W.
30 x 150
EVERY LOT IS UIGU, DRY AND LEVEL.
FARE, SEC CENTS-
That these lots are very de
sirable Is evidenced by the ra
pidity with which people are
buying: them to build homes
at once. See
614 F Street N. W.
Find our $1 classes to answer everr i
re.;uirfment EYEGLASSES orJ
SI'EcT.U LrS fitted with our FIN--M
Eyes examined, and the proper
glasses fitted and adjusted, without
McAllister & Co.,
1811 F Street N. W. O'e" Sna Bld.J
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION.
"WANTED By young lady, typewritlux
to do at home. Address Miss C.. 713 F
FOR RENT Delightfully cool room ia
private family, with good board, suitabla
for two ceutlemen; terms moderate: refs.
required No 200 New Yo ave. a21-2t