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CFTTCF OF TH* CHIEF SIGN AT. OFFTrFR. >
WiSHISliTON, I). C., J.'lO. 11. 9: -1 ximf
For the middle Atlantic states, cloudy, rainy
vaUtr, folio .1 by fair weather during Saturoav,
toliltr, prcvedeu oil the coa-t by nsliiit icinporj*
tun. r!- ng. i re?-e '-*d In e ?stern portlot -> bv r .die '
bur.a.tter, w -terly win-Is. Pr.ir weather Is tiidicattd
ou Sal unlay in the Gulf st?' s, avl In the
boaih Atlantic tWS, preceded by r tin in T nr.esirt
and the v ,11. v. and cU>ar!n_- weather In
the tower lake region u:iu middle Atlantic states.
Mrs. C. Donovan. or 315 5th awnn'1. New York,
wlii o'?n at p.irlors of "The Arlington n xt .MonUav^'anuarj
lliu. (to remain only a t rw day- . and
will d-play an ticgant assortment of dlanorand
b til cubiuines, especially Imported lor this occatfon.
Hkrzog selling out overcoats, bait prices, 308 9ib
street northwest.
London Cough Sj rup, only 10 and 25cents.
Public speakers and singers end R. H. Douglass
A Sons' Capsicum Cough Drops a sure remedy lor
hoaracne^s.
A Chance for Bargains.?525,000 worth of boots
and siioea to be sold .it Ueiibruii s oid stand, No.
+jU 7th st. n. w. By order of assignee.
Dktsctttk Block has recovered a portion of the
fl j0 worth of carpet stolen from Sirs, Emily Beall
tome Unit ago.
Yoca eyesight fitted. Hemplor's, 453 Pa. ave.
city~\x"d" distkict.
Anni*enionis Arc., To-nicbl.
National Thkatki, Joe JctTerson In the "Rivals."
Ford's Om.t lior?s.-F',ri's Comic opera Company
in "The Bigg ir ^ uti. nt."
Xiieater Coxites.?Nae-Nac dancers and varieties.
Dimr Museum.?Curiosities, menagerie and lne
resting p erformam .
Willard Hall. -Concert.
Takkhnaci.k c?ti t :! ?Young People's concert.
Lecture by J. A. JlaeKni-rhl.
C?ndrnM'?l ? ?rsh.
The 15th street Prcsbvt?rlan ehvreh last evening
rtactei the follov. ine otheers: v ---r . > -' p-i M>rrtson,
W. A. st-w irt nil \v. !.. r. trustees:
ilesws. Henry L?*e .ill! David F-vier.e.
The Sund iy s nooi of the national church
last evening re-elected Its doOl'?r-. as r-li
Supennt en P?nt, Vston Flint: as-> a s .;? r ".tendent,
Mr. Severance; treasurer. Mr. to;: nor; retan,
Mr. ixte1'.. :u 1-' hi' > > o*t irv. Mr. 'a.
Capt. F. !. Th< ilku .!. .h- ;i?^hts;:,.ii >u th?* orti"-Of
tt-i llg'.t-ti I v? Td -y at III?
h?->ine. No. 15 4th str^ < i::. .*** ? liftv-flv
The U veasetl. wno w.i;. a nitsveof i'ru-?-"i:i. vrved
with Jlstl*??,*loB vu ?ii?* ?Tait of v.'Ti 'I?t
tn the Sctl- swIif-HoLsiMn w?tr. u:W dnrl-.i: t?^ < n 11
war In this country seru j on th? s.aff o;' Gen.
Meade.
Blind Tom ttiii zive two r.,nr>> concerts a* \\ i'lir.'
hall, on-* t. morru v nfterno m and another t k-n.orrow
evening.
The tu.- .ayflowfT sank at rVf r.avv v.,r! yesterday
lii ' weisty f?vt of 'V r. he. vaive pipe, which
hai frozen hurd. having i rst.
The nrew.ii-h hi, i- -n smouM^rlng In the
Wasblnv't<> > g-'s c* t. -> coui sheu> fur over t
|ortr.!.:hi dl"-l out ?nJ y.
Mrs. . n v\. -t u;r- ?>t Mr. \v. \. We=*. of the
post, lt d ?! luu'ii of Mr. b. S. Parifr, died last
Light "It - r a t>rl.' lllr.?*s-v
Mr. f. 11. W in?e-. p- i.lent of the school noa.-.:.
le-jTui -il at tl. K:tstern " -byterian church last
nlglr. or th'- J' v of L i
Gf'K ? ia"3. a t tlve >( this city. r?r <3 a simian
who id^l on b? t. t>ark Austrl?1: <t Sfptpra^ r
whilt'on u r p..,? v<' fnrm Maid!-, to Nhv UtS,
was builed at V inU'is. tue v> s.sel having put In
iher- on account or among the crew.
Th viehig-t r -public luasfwlatlon L^-t erpnln?r
tiDtioint'' 1 tue to lowing cuinndtte^s: txejutlve
ci>Biiid:t?^. H. W. i yier. li. L.. Tliayer, A. K. Ui'!^ni'>r
. K. K. hankie an 1 P W.Coleman: cacc. ti_'n
(mblllC,Z. '-a e.-'.. A'in. PMdRf. K. !. l*>ain :r>t.
J. u Mcv-o van li >h^rwi>?J. M. I.. Hlsrgliis, Hea">
Wahley. G. II. Lyon, W. ii. burton, Jacob Poster
and J. B. Munich.
Mrrrt 4'nr* Slionld ICmi All >igl?t.
To th.< ti'-'tur of The Evbni-h* Star:
The bill Introduced In the Se nate and publlshel
InTHs^TAB last ^.onday to authorU?- th^ Capital
Cable company to construct its railway on certain
streets In Washington says: ' Cars si: *11 b_* run between
the hour' of 6 a. m. and midnight." Before
this till is repCTtcd from the Plstrl-1 cwruoolttee, or
Deform it Is passed. It should be amende?l so as to
vroM V for the running or cars after uddnhrli? at
intern als of bslf an hour. Newsp?iterm?*u. print "s
and n...nv nt uer persons are out after midnight,
and 1' is a .lisgrac" t? the city th<?t street car travel
should stop at midnight or a half h"ur ther^.fl. r.
The Dtstrit commissioners at their confe^ej-.-e
with the representatives ?>t the street railroad companies
to-u iy should lusl<r on ha vine 'ars run all
nhrht at intervals of half hour or one hour.
Kefokm.
The Poor of Geortelowu.
OKIicc First subdivision Associated ? hvkities,
51 Congress street, Georgetown, D. c.
To tbe Editor of The Pttnino Star:
In reply to the article published in Wednesday's
Star, abotit "thirty widows, etc., from Georgetown"
app.ylng to police authorlt ies for relief, I
tlesir? to state that there is no necessity for any
p?*r;Oti nee>'!::v relief to leav? thi- town far It, as
mis asrOclatioo has so far tills winter turned ncwort
iv p"rs 'ti awav.
kcsp?x<fully, Jos. w. T?avi-. Secretary.
ArcmrNTS.?At^ut nine o'clock last nluiit Officer
Britt found a yountr white man uam-il? has. Peek
;yln^ on o street, between llt.h and liiti streets
.ut ttMM, li an kH>Me coadVton. caoaed by a
fall "U the he. The I.ri.-er ? . >?-d him t>tlie
re^ Vnce of Judge Harlan. cr rner l 11' i and ?
Streets. Sie^iical al l was p lalerecl ... Y' -f r lay
antm-on a wblte man nam> ! Llnfcins, living
at Nt-. 1913 L street, h i hL-thliu bon - broken by
three baiesof hay striking him while unloading a
wagon at his residence.
Assaut.tfd Hts Dau?htfr-in-Ljiw.? Thomas
Grovs. an old coio-e-.l r. :?i, seventy years ol 1. v. ..?
chan.-?? !n r!.? po.i.-e court this m. rL'.n^ wwh
biUltin,- hi-? d.tugi.t?'-In-law. Ellen ?.rov.-s. who
test'.He<? that tue '.: laan c.?u.* lia ht r ty- iroom
list night and struck her over the h- .'l v.-r!i a
t'hair wb le she u- asl.^p. Th-* court thought
tnat "he 1 m.?u w is n >t entirely ruh? iti his mind,
aad MM j v :n*t.b:?>. and sent hlui to ja.i lav a further
'ie lie will be exauiiu* d as to his n.* aLd
C-JUditlon. _
Ttts ru pi^p Ntnv Akmoryof the Light Tvfaxtbv.?The
W ish'T-^ton Lleht lnf;;!if;. corps last
ia?*ht ailopted a n.-^dutlon author:.:m>* the nppointia?-u1
of a * ill .lLg eommiiteetive. and al-i> of
live trustees. ,\n offer 1:'im Messrs. <ir.y a Pt^re,
ar h tects. to d sflga ad aupcilBti 'id thecoMtroction
ji the new ara.ory. fr> e of cc>si.. was accepted.
Tn2 Fktit G' ^'?cks.? \t a ma ting of the Potomac
Kruir ?*i rs' as-?x:iatii-n. al l>r. F. P. Howland
t h I'ise faflt evening, ofltcos weve elected I -r
iheeosui _* year r.^ r JtL It. .Moult -r. pr slil'-iit:
William H. t hase. l?r. s. A. H. McKim ainl
l?r. t-1. P. iiowUtnd. v . pn-ld -nts; <llas Bo>ee.
ewretarr. \ il' ju ! r i. trt ur r;J. Ki' hirl l;igKi*-*.
K ite-, lira Dr. M. Kin?. >trs. Dr. Uowland,
.''. s. t'j,Weaver. Mrs. j. i .i ...nM>u a'ad lion. M.
W. P. Tsoa, executive COI.:,nilt"?.
ITc w He w*s R. fsei>. ? A well known voting
BiA h'lr.g on Pennsylvania ... iue. :,;>;>*art I at
ptli e heal pi in. ^ about '.' it i'h;k l.i-t nlgut
..'llho'lt Ikit or Vrr. ml. tt i '? . ? 1 :.t' h- Had
be?-n r jfcUM. He jckiio.. i dgeil that he hn.l <?vn
allettly m.ier the lnllucn of liquor, and h I
been run Into tie- stall'.n hou^?- f"i i* liruiik.
and lisenleriy. a i he s? :ne,j to t :.ink th- - .tlon
keeper had kep; the i:d-?ittg art;.;!? *. l?ete.-tlve
? art r st .r.td out am n t a>: g atier.% ret
irn-d with the mt->si'.r gools. li i i j;,e
mans h:;t In a n->taurt:.t. win re tt h.:d b-.*n
pawL"1 t'-r dnriK?. Idsov?r>-oat In another >l;auar
plait* wnere h liHti .>-r; it for teni;rf>rar\ < niiaterai
until he co Ld g t li jney io pa} lor drinks, ai -i his
walth and ci. .in lu anotherU.pu r e-^t tbii nment.
wh? re It also ha ! l?-en put up I -r dri: - II-- h d
forw'tten a.i at>>ut IT. : rid Wa.s v.llilug to L.a*:e
bath that he haa been r> boed.
Marri*o? Licfn?f-?.?M.trri \\>n:?s have ! ??t?
issued by fito rlevk of the coorf rs, v. h. Builer,
of Albany, >. ? , and Mar) Louise Gordon; Chas.
"Wood and Jane Jordan.
Kk*l E-tate Tris sirra-. ? Deeds In ' < liavt"> t>e^n
recorded as fi.itow^; t. .J.? t al. to Francis
C.ark. pL of i< s 15 af.d st:. 5s5; jlnO. P. A.
ClaTi U) Ellen i ir^. s . e pr- : r:y; O. I. len
Clark to P. A. Clark, sitae proiiertv; B. 11.
Warner to E>L . :u; - u, pu lui ai, .!> vt. 17^:
.1. T. Anns to l ndly ,i. spl. i. . -;;i. v^.
?7; w. Walter to James -.a agh< r. t< t :.
KUb estate Of J. A. Pu?;er; |y.W0. M arv.r Snowilen
to A Tuppan. lot 4. bUx-lw 6, ivy City;" }l>jii. H. 1".
BaiL tnisUv. et <il to Diary A. lllbLian, pis. 10 anu
11, sp 562; $iua
Ckart.s* of Hocselkkakim).?In the Criminal
Court this morning. wnite h.-y, .hma <!ui<v. u.01ct?l
'with S.O!iu?*i Kpy? alias K?" - ? . :.i ' abev**
IS years of v*-, t>r h'_" - ore tklnj.'. in enierlii^ the
residence of liis un> :??. lieniv lle;,.> ., o:i In . n.oer
1st, and taking SM.50 and thne guns ask-d,
through h'.s eou' Messrs. C^tnpbeu i ..rriii0-ioii
and E. P. Pt ips. to withdraw his pl^ of no*
guilty and to sutistitute one .f i^'isit . . s .v -t ;t.-i
that he would b<- lo years < .' age on th<~ -j-j 1 or thin
month. Ttc* counsel su cested that the reform
school wou.d be the t? :i. r pla>i f putiLshn.'u.t.
The court sentenced him to tiie r?^orm -.1. .jl Uu.-lng
his minor'iv. Key. - w ...s th- n pla 1 on trial.
Hr. E P. Ph> l;?s for the (leren lant. i i.?- }urv. after
quite a king triai, found a ver llct of not g^iiity.
KkoattaS on tpe PirroMV in 1-M4.?A rr.'^ttn^of
the lolnt < omralt tee or the in.-at ci ibs v. - he;(t
yesterday after:. >on at the r< on.- of tae c uumtci
club to take preini lnary steps i > effect arr. u,.
ments for the season's regatta. Mr. Maddox was
elected president, W. C. t.ibson. ticasun-r, and 4.
H. L?oja'. secretary. Alter >auch th^ .-.-lon tlie
meeting adjourned, to allow the members to report
to iheir respective ciuos for iurthcr U.struc
ttons In the inatu r.
Tue Cahhoia Iwrnrre.-At a mooting of the
<"ant>P Institute, held at the new hall. -r: v st^t,
l^-l evening, oOlcers were elected for tneen.-uu.'^
year as follows: President. E. J. Hanaan; firs' -vi
president, Geoiye P.-.v-us: second Mce pr -ldei t. m.
B. Johnston; treasurer. I humas J. King; r-/co. ding
srrrm>TTjltTir w. > aou; correspo^uiiiif se'.-reUiy.
J. W. Relley; eiiitor, Pntn-L- >:
itbrnrlan. M. W. >;M. a; assLstant lli rari.tn. Ui!ltaa
B. stoops; b>-..r?! of directors >i<-ssrs. .foiin
Burlchart, E. J. Mailet, laiWi. nce ;ar-l;.. r. s. H.
Elltrry antl Thomas H. Bjjia-.v. A vote of thau'.s
waa tendered to the rtiohu pr-^id nt. Lieut. F_ w.
sturdy, L. S. N., a id the o!heor.> v. ao s? r\ i\
Id&L Durlnvr the erenmg Mr. T. >. King, of the
bumllng commute', tarned over the key of the
Whli ig to the pre ai.
the: proposkd tax reform.
i What Citizen* I5a?e to Say About the
I.ir?'!?? <' Bill*
A prominent dry goods dealer said to a Star reto-day:
"There Is one feature of the propyls
i bill which would operate very unjustly. After
s;> -ifv jr.se different sorts of business to be licensed.
Hoot's on to say that dealers In merchandise not
otaerwlse provided Tor shall pay annually $10. and
In add ition thereto 15 on each thousand dollars ol
I capital Invested. Now, what Is capital Invested?
I own a house worth $80,000 and borrow
Slo.'.-'O on It and with that S10.000 get $30,000 worth
I of stock. what Is my capital Invested? I would
have to pay the tax on the real estate Just the
i s tiri'\ N >w 1 f irry tso.noo stock, and If the amount
i orsti- represents the capital Invested I will have
t;> pay ?i?a year, tnore than any liquor dealer or
1 rectifier tn the city. There are other dry goods
' n- r I. mts In the city who carry {50.000, $75,000,
$100 0W and even $150,000 In stock. Lansburg has
| at least $150,000. lie would have to pay $750 a year.
re are few merchants in other lines of trade
' ffii< cany anytnlng like such large amounts of
stock as the drv goods im-n. The uncertain qnani
nr. ni it is what constitutes capital invested. If the
; 1,. vV read tnat the tax should be $5 on
i every thousand up to $25,000 and all above
- t amount should go Tree, 1 think that would be
reasonable, i ertainly *125 a year is enough for a
i. i- r liaut who Is carrying on a clean and orderly
busln' ->s to pay. especially when the rent and the
clera. hire to t*; paid and the fact that there Is now
vprv small margin of profit, are considered. Beside.
all these merchants are obliged to pay private
w it hmen. as the police cannot furni-h the prot.
11? ?n they need. I do not believe Mr. West
thought of this aspect of the proposed law."
mr. john c. parker,
1 books, iw and stationer, says the license system Is
: the best: it is far preferable to the odious personal
' tax. Then IT we impose a license tax on dealers
coining nere It will h"ip our local trade.
mr. james eellew,
undertaker, says that while he has not road the
bill he admires the license plan. That Ls preferable
to the personal tax, and he had always felt a satisfaction
when paylm;t"ae license that he (lid not feel
when paying a personal tax.
MR. A. K. WILLIAMS,
bookseller, says that he i!<h*s not know "out that to
tax personal property, as well as real, as is done in
i:;i'ii,i>. is tbe best mode of r.Using revenue. It Lsdlfficuit
here, however, to sr^t at the bonds held, and
i: we tax property tnere are many who would
other* lae come t<> the city who will remain away,
and for that reason U is probably best not to tax
! h--m. Tax?*s are more easily collected from real
estate and by license.
M vx J cchs,
tobacconist, says fce believes in a license tax In
prefer ace to any personal tax. There should, however,
be some consideration for the poorer classes
!: the bill?those who stand out with a wagon day
1" ,i;d day out. making, often, scarcely enough lor
hoi-e feed..should not be taxed high?but only
liougii to enable them to feel that t hey have a part
m the government.
mr. john t. mitchell.
dry .roods deaier. said he considered a license syst.-a
I ;r preferable to the personal tax, although
there were some features of the bill, especially that
ol appi;. ing to dealers In merchandise not otherwise
-i r ;ia\i in the bill, which would make the tax on
mere 1j mts earning a large stock out of all proportion
to thai Imposed on other business men.
j1k. lawrence gardner,
secretary of the Washington Endowment associate;
s..\.. that the proposed license law, as regards
the endowment association, means confiscation, for
the tax of i v p-r cent Is imposed upon their rec
.iv -v if. ilarln-f the year, the c >1 lections amount
'o $75,000 and jTo.nuo is paid out for deaths, the tax
r -a'.n tae receipts and not on the difference between
; eipts and disbursements, as is the case in
.- >mcof the states, it should be remembered, he
sa. 1. tu-.it the associ ition acts simply as a trustee.
mr. r. c. hewitt,
feed dealer, said that he was not opposed to the
prim-Pale of license, but was opposed to the bill for
It bears too heavily upon the poor man. The
ve ilthy should pay tli 'lr proportion of the taxes,
audit any discrimination is wade it should be in
;.t\. roi the poor. He vvouid tax Incomes of $5,000
^it-r ye.tr and over and let the poor man go. It Is
.\ rong to tax a poor man with a horse and cart by
w:<ii ii he ekes out an existence. There are several
provisions In which the bill should l>e amended.
, Hie druggist is not required to have a liquor
11 ense. but lie may sell, on physicians" prescription,
a h uf plat of liquor and the prescription will
c ?st i>, and this he can do at any time beiweeu li
c clock Saturday night and 4 o clock Monday mornThe
other places, which pay a hi?ih license,
cannot sell during th'-j?e hours. The druggist
should be licensed to sell liquor if he sells it.
more revenie to be gained by it.
Detective HaiT. who had special charge of the ten
foreernent of some of the license laws the past year,
says that the proposed new law, (section if carI
ried into effect, will produce more revenue to th?
district than all tue sp.-ciai taxes. The amount o.
licmsc taxes from commercial agents last year wa;
i about$18,000; under the new law it ought to >r
? an* f*J*i.0o0. iui i- iroru the fact that in lien
S'D Liiigas :-*s to this city lor the negotiation ol
saiesol _ kxis the owners, in order to save the expt
useof paying the J-jt.*tii- eii.se for liie agent,would
come here thcm-elves. which, unit t tae preseat
law. they have a rigiiT to do by sjmpiv getting u
p-radt from the CoTniiilssiouers toe^uvass the i^i-jtrl
t. Mr. kaff says that there were ahout one
l lieu-,:Hid permits granted during the past yeart<
< raers, or part nere of business hou-es in othei
citl??to come here and s?-U goods. Another good
tning, lie se.vs. i< tiie caange in the law for wholesi
>-deal Ts In liquor, which will have theefTect ol
i fanUii: out all these deaters who sell beer by the
pint ii> wholesale dealers. It will also prevent
by druggists, who, In many instances, retail
liquors.
opinions of west Washington business men.
Mr. F. L. Moore, dealer In agricultural implements.
ji .. said: "1 am most decidedly in favor of
the new license b'l!? because 1* does away with tin
[H-r- ?nal tax widen I have always regarded as lnlqi'.it'tus.
Mr. W. F. (.iblxans. dry goods, also expressed himseit
as strongly in lavoroi ine new bill.
Mr. .1 cm >larbur\. hat (ware dealer, said: "I am
oppo eti to the personal tax and always have lieen:
it i.1 ?.S capital from the i>istrlct. and in this way
alone i-i ati Injury. I am in favor of the new bill.
Mr.?'has. A. mickey, of the ilrni of Buckey &
X .: bury, harlware dealers, said: "I fuv.tr gener.
. tue new Mil, as It abolishes the (jersonal tax,
b'i there are lmperiectioiis in it. I think the comal
agents sii"Uld pay a license of at leas!
io?J0. '
v.r. Thomas Kn"wl* s. pr.ocer.?"I favor the new
biii bee it al?>lish?-s the personal tax. '
;.!i. ?;eor<e ;. l?uniop. dealer in agricultural lmpV!.ieni?,
guano, sc.: "1 am In favor of the new
li. Ya p r- ual t ax ought to have been aoollslied
1:>T1_T a?r'?."
Mr. -i. Waters, commission merchant: "The
bill is. I think, gener.thy acceptable, and. taken as
a wi "'.e. 1 stiouiil f;i\or it. sis it iio?*s away with the
personal tax; but there Is (no very grave objection
to it, as far as the c Hnmisulon merchants are conceriint,
vL'.. c^nhniiig tneir operations to their
pi.fe of bu^int->s. This am-^uiits to aliii!?st a pn>
UiiH:i..ii iu'..in.-t di.'ing my business. People ge nerally
do not set k u.s. We have to seek them. This
clause oi the bin siiomd be stricken out.''
Mr. m. J. Adler, hardware dealer: "The new bill
's ,t good thing and right. The personal tax ougnt,
' by iiilan*, to lie abolished."
I v swra. Brown A Lewis., dry goods dealers: "We
favt-r it- new bill- 'i"he personal tax should be done
av. .y with."
Mr. Joitii H. smoot, dry goods: "I am decidedly In
f vor oi abollshitig the ix-rsorial tax. it is a
a ,.- at and uuj'ist. us it U carried out; but Iliere
--iiie le.uuie-in the new bhl which are objeci.
i'iaiw. but ihis la to be exp?.*cted, as there is
hi- ill' ^ j?er!ect."
.. i Talg a. .lac.-.son, dry gcnnis dealers: "We
r i. r tlie bill strongly, uoll abc-a-thes the personal
i tax.'
y,r. .io-tpli F. Birch, undertaker, and Dr. Charles
l'-eckt i, druggist, al.->o expressed themselves as
i.i\or.U4 tiie mil.
Mr. K. < .oddard, gnxTr: "ido not favor the
bin. and 1 tn;ak a jier>onal tax ls ail right."
l>ikirl?-t <;ov(>ruiuc-nt Affnlra*
a compliment vr')m england.
"\Ir. F. Bin :>er, sanitary superintendent of the
. . > r t ovi'Mry. hagland. writes to l;r. Smith
.. . . lor a cop) oi his .??,;iiitary Volume,-'
and eiM-kto - : folkiwlng cdpplng iroia the Ameilcao
r pondence of one ot lite ?ngtlsh journals:
"Map.- show i he quarters where disease prevails,
wli.. I !:. t o! di-*v.-?-all I the Jiroponloll of deaths
a ail people and colored people, and luri:i
i;.. - i Hie i:rst moment ana relevance,enui?..i.
.i -ir.i v r to ? <', u iierever he may take up
l :-. i. . : of peril he has to look to, or
- ,:i y ci ii.ay dt peau upon. This work ls an ann
i 1 \ oiuiac in Washington. Not liubim. nor
K i.ie -uva, nor l^ondon n tr any town or city In
K > ;. i iasany su ti volume, nor has it entered
i t ?i he a irt of any rate-paye;.-> to demand it, nor
ui . tv\> i c'tiincil to i.-^ae it.'" '1 ills ci>u.-tliutes
q i.te a cimplimem b? our 4:>*aith department.
TUE RW POLICE SL'HURON.
l>r. W. iia> he. ye.-terday apitoluted by the
?'i ... -,1-Uf'soi.euf the |Kiiii*e surgeons. Is a son
o? tii** u;e j,r. 4. \\. Bayiic, ot Priinx' tK-orge's
cfiiitj. Md. After tin- ue.itii of his father lie piaci
i !i ihe lower putol the county. For about
! > .ir. ne was an acting surgeon in the United
.- j.i> ..ruiy. li.r some tune he w;u? the surgeon
.ii t at- \\ i aln^i-xi ar.-?.nai. ile resided some ^ears
oa Caititol lilii, engaged in private practice.
bu1i.u1ng permits
have lr n 1?'l it by Inspector Entwlsle as follows:
j. larch, repair brick ;i4oi o stri-et: $8w). T. L.
l.l ni.;.t i i. erect a brick dwelling,o s'.ieet, between
1-: an.i - i: ?~o. K. o. PraUier, erect a dwelling on
{ otA'd nojie itiii, county; $?<o.
miscellany.
Mr. w u. Reardon. it?u ?th street,calls attention
t-t i:t- tlit*v in stpi.u-e :roa. tietween 8th and yth and
Bou:. la'-.' ?tr?-< i northwest,and asks for its improvement.
<;fn. HrMPnEKvs' Will.?The last will of thelaU
r ... a. A. Humphreys. I", s. A., tiled yesterday
l> ..% -to his soii Henry the sword and belt pre
>ei:: ,t to !ii?;d*x-ei>tl oj the citizens of Phlladel
put a. F.I.. on July i. luwi, and his entire estate u
?v..low, ltebecoa u. liumpnreys, with the re
-i that after her death it he disposed ol as fol
,'tu- among their children: To Lvtitla A. Bum
pl -. i >: rm, s?i'iare !:?.?, w lrh the house, furniture
t r . i it., an.: ati the I lilted stales four pel
- o -r.us and Philadelphia city six per cent bomb
ov. tn-i by t he deceased; u> ilearj n.Humphreys th(
Pont K-atlin,-estate, Delaware county, P;u, its fur
i,ir . --aver and chlnaware. and ail the snares ol
i tie -uickof the Lvm^s Vjdlcy lUdlruad and t'oal
mpnnj standing In the nans of the d?veased; tc
i .. ,i n s H iiupnrey s nil the seven per cent seconc
i:i.-ri-f !? :itis<.tf tiie L';iiigli Valley Railroad and
< Mi : o.. all i he shares of stock of the Philadelphia
( . a ri\ 'hang Nailtjn.il Batik, in the name oi tht
iit.ve.i-. I, and tae snare of the deceased lu bis
I lataer s estate when It may be divided.
THE SI'FFEBIXG POOH,
A Call Inaed by the Commlwlonen
for m Public Meeting T?*!lifht.
The District Commissioners at their meeting yes
terday afternoon, as stated in Th* Star, considered
the suggestion made Messrs. R. Ross Perry,
> John A. Baker and other gentlemen, that the Commissioners
should Invite citizens of the District to
I meet for the purpose of devising means to relieve
the unusual distress among the poor. As a result
of their conference, the Commissioners have Issued
the following call:
Office of the commissioners op th* District op
Colombia, .Tan. 11,1884.-to Me PubMc: Learning
i that there is great w ant and distress among the
poor of this District beyond the power of the Commissioners
to relieve, they Invite the citizens of the
District to meet at Masonic hall, corner of 9th and
i st??t3 n?rthwest, this evening (lith Januarv),
at. :30 o'clock, to consider what aid shall be given.
j. b. Edmonds,
j. it West,
o. l. Ltdecker,
__ _ Commissioners.
The Union Veteran corps have tendered the use
of their hall in Masonic Temple for the meeting,
and members of the corps will be present to officiate
as ushers.
a little boy's contribution.
The following is a copy of a note, quite legibly
written, received by Major Dye:
_ "Anacostia, Jan. 9.1884.
major Dte?Dear Sir: i am a very little boy, and
i want to send you this small amount for to be used
for the suffering poor. It is all i have left of ray
Christmas money; and when i heard mamma read
about the little children who wanted bread and
lire i felt so sad, for i know it must be awful to be
; hungry and cold. i feel so anxious to help them, so
! take this little mite; i give it with a grateful
i Prom a little boy who has never felthungrvor
I ??ld- c. r e."
! 'i he lnclosure of money was a blight ten cent
j piece.
liwlicf Work of Associated Charities.
a call at tne central office.
Climbing up two pair of stairs In the building on
i f street, near 15th, a Star reporter found himself i
in the rooms of the central office of the Associated i
| Charities. a long table occupied the center of the
room, and la one corner was a desk and In the
oth?^r a table with plies of bundles upon It. The
room was devoid of a carpet, and with theexcep,
Hons noted was unfurnished. The lady In charge
s?hvlat were busy arranging the bun lies of
clothing, <te., that had been seat in for distribution
to the poor.
many calls for relief.
j "We have a good many calls upon us for relief.'' j
j she continued, "more than usual, perhaps, on ae- !
count of the severity of the weather. What seems 1
> to be very welcome among the poor are blankets
i and lied-clothlng. In eases of sickness sufficient
bed-clothing Is greatly needeihand In extreme poverty
this is lacking. We are sending out, every day.
groceries, clothing, &c., and, while we extend help
to all sections of the city, there seems to Ik1 more
suffering in s-nth Washington than In other sections.
\esteidiv, for exmaole, we Issued twelve
on.ers for fu< 1 and groceries^ most of which went
to the Island,"
three litti.e boys.
''There has been,'* she resumed," a very generous
i response to our request fur aid, and we have received
not only clothing, but money. Yesterday
three little boys came to the door, and when i
, otK-ued It they edged arouud shyly, and Anally one
j of them said- "Is tats the place to give money tor the
j poor.' i said that It was. and then they brought
i out 3 queer little wedges of blils, which amounted ;
; j altogether to $10. it thought that was it verv !
generous gift for little toys. Afier they had disposed
of the money they rushed out of the room !
and down the stairs with a clatter. The cash we '
tlnd very useful, because we tend out so much coal
and wood."'
"How finch coal do you usuallv send in one
order:" asked the reporter.
"Not more than a quarter of a ton and tlfteen or
\ twenty cents wort h of wood. The poor people as a
rule haven't much room to store coal, and so we
'. ?iiiv ^hd them sm:ll quantities. The central
office, however, only relieves such cases as can't be
attended to in the several districts, and when an
application is made to us for r.lef it is always referred
to the branch In the section of the' eUv
where the applicant lives. There seems to be a
good many people that come herein destitute circumstances.
a young man, a Scotchman, came
lnio the office yest-rday, having walked from Hal- ;
Umore. He wanted to go to Newport News,\'a. We
, gave him a dinner and he started off. The tramps'
i have no patience with, and i send them ufl in
short order."
i "we will all work together."
"I am very glad," she continued, "that there Is to '
be a public meeting of the citizens to-night. We j
were going to call one to beheld In the National
1'itles hall. But tills Is the same, and we will all
work together. There Is need of help In this city 1
and I have no doubt that the citizens will be glad'
, to relieve deserving cases."
> Washington .Markets ? Retail Prices.)
Meats.?Beef, porter-house, 25e. per lb.; sirloin
> 2uc. per lb.: rib roast. 15u20c. per lb.; round roast' '
i<Sxal5.\ per lb.; ehuck, l0U2v.c. per lb.- do* i
i corned. 8,. 10c. per lb.; do. dried. 25c. per lb.; do. !
chipped. .'ioc. per lb.; do. tongue, 50ab0c. each
Lamb, 12al8c. per lb.; veal. 18^a25j. ..er lb.; muti
ton. lSat.v. per lb.: pork, 12><j j. >k. .o.; baconshams.
16c. per lb.; cut. 20?23c. pei .0.; ahouiders.
i llal2^c. per lb.; cut; i2\al5c. per lb.: middling.
i'-'a 140. per lb.; cut, 14al5c. per lb.; lard. l->-?
per lb.
1- krit.?Apples, 4o oo.\ jkt pk.: lemons, 20a35c.
p"r doz.; oranges, -umhoc. doz.; grapes. lOaSoc. i>er
lb.; do. (Catawba), 40c. per box; b.mams, 25,i:i*>e.
per do/..; coacoanuts, SalOc.; cranberries. ISavoc
: per qt.
hi iter and Eggs.?Philadelphia print, 55f. tk*r
lb.; western creamery, 45:5oc. per lb.; New York 1
i 40". per lb.: roll. 25a35c. ikt lb.; cheese, 12v,a20c per
lb eggs. 37?$a40c. per doz. '
i Fjsii.?Perch (whlte\ 50c. per bunch; rock. 40c.
per bunch: salmon, 35j40c. jier lb.; weak Ush. i2v:c
p--r lb.: cod fish. inc. per lb.: haddock. lOc. per ib
halibut. -j."*-. j>er ib.; mackerel bav), 20a25'>. iier lb !
blue tish. k>vc. per lb.; smelt, 12,^'c. per 10.; lobster! !
l:>c. ikt lb.; crabs. 25e. per doz.; do. (soft), ilatl 5o
per doz.; terrapin, f3ui*5 i>er doz.
Vegetables.?Beets, 3.i5c. i?er b inch; beans,
lima, lS'jalac. per qt.; cabbage, 10a80c. per headi
carrots, 3a5c. bunch; cucumliei-s mew ,,25c.ail each*
; i squash, 3 .5c. per lb.; egg plant (new), 40u6n<\ each-'
lettuce, ;n?lo.\ per head: onions, 40a5oe. ptr ok.'
potatoes, firislr, 25c. per pk.; do. (new), fi wr
pk.; uo. (sw eet '. 40c. per pk.; spinach, 20c. per
, turnips. 20 .30c. per pk.; parsnips, 40c. per pk.; celi
er.v, ">al5c. per bunch; tomatoes (new), $1 per doz
artichoke. 50c. each: mushroom, $1.50 lb- water
cresses, loe. pk ; Kadlsh, 10c. per'bunch.
? j'0l;i-tky-?Turkey, I8a20c. per lb.; chickens (old*.
5c.a?l.o0 per pair; chickens vyoung),'50c.all.50 per
; pair; dueks, fi.50 jier pair; geese, 50e.a*1.25 each;
. squabs, *2.a0af3 per doz.
' "iamt- Wild duck (canvas back), |3a$4.50 per
i pair; do. (red hea.l .fl.50ai2.00 jkt p;1ir: do. 'Mallard
.fla$i.?>: do. (widgeon), 5uc.a?5c. jier pair* do
! j (bar . 501-. p *r pair; grouse, fiail.75 per pair; prairie
chick jus, ?1 i>afl.50; quail. i2.i$3 per doz.; turkevs i
nvlid . k?a20c. th?r lb.: pheasants, fl.25a|1.50; rabbit. '
20aJ0c. each; squirrel, 10al5c. each. :
! Bonaparte at Saint Helena.?Mr. j. \ Mac- '
Knight, American consul at saint Helena, will lec- i
j ture to-night at the congregational church on the I
; j Captivity of Bonaparte on that Island. '1 he lecture
w ih be Illustrated with some line stereoptlcon 1
views of the island, and of the old home and
i tomb or Napoleon. Hon. George B. lAinnif will introduce
the lecturer. j
Concerts This Evening.?a concert will be plven
tln> evening at Wlllard Hall, at whicn "La Petite
i.oui-e .Marguerite ' will make her debut. She will
appe; r as .Marguerlta In tlie opera of Faust, and In i
otuer musical acts. Miss McNerhanv. Bischoff, m
e. Carrier, Mrs. Leach, Mr. Steele and Maude
i j sharp" will take part In the concert The yo-ui'j<eop.<-ci
the Tabernacle church will hold the tirsi
of ., s. ries of concerts this evening. The program, i
wh.cli is a very inviting one, will be rendered bv
some Of the Ixst local musical talent. See ad vert i se,
nient. 'l ue next concert will be given January j
j wJlll*
The Ministers on the Liqpor License ores- j
tion.?After the noon day union prayer meeting at '
the congregational church was concluded yesterday,
a meeting of the ministers was held, with Uev.
I>r. Eunice, of theE siret;i Baptist cuurch, presldlng,
and itev. (i. W. Moore, or the Lincoln Memorial !
church, a^ secretary, a resolution offered l>v Dr
Kaukln was adopted, s<-ttlng lorth "That we reirard
with ahum that feature of the license bill proposed
by the Commissioners which does away with the
present requisition u;>ori all who seek license to sell
liquor each year to secure the written consent of a '
majority of property ow ners and property holders '
on the same square with their business, except uuon
complaint of having kept a disreputable place, as
tending to a permanent license; and we respectful.
ly ask of Congress that in this respect the law be
j left as It now is."
' Mr. Hitz Sues the National Metropolitan
J.wSK*?rr\eiiter<lay Mr- B- Webb, for Mr. John
i Hitz, filed a bill against B. U. Keyser, receiver, and
the National Metropolitan bank, for an injunction
to restrain proceedings on a Judgment at law. The
plaintiff states that on a note given by him, W. F.
Mattlngly and K. B. Donaldson, payable to c. E
I'rentlss, the defendant bank, on April 28th, 1879
' obtained judgment against him for*10,000, and the! i
others made defense thereto; that the money was
-raised to carry on the business of tl*e cierinan- I
American bank, and was received and used by said
bank; that in 1883 the said Keyser, as receiver. i
said Metropolitan bank, and the Judgment was '
assigned to Keyser, as he bedeves, and he charges
that said Keyser intends to prosecute the Judgment
against him, when the sole debt was that of the
i^'LI^ul\AmerK'au bank' and it w as the duty of the
to pay the same out of the assets of the
' covery lUeruXore Praya UiJuncUou and a dlsi
Eriohtfc'l Attack Upon a Money Changer
and His Family.?Three men entered the office of
a money changer named Elsert, in Vienna. Austria,
hut. evening, on the pretext or wishing to change
? attacked and severely wounded
lAttor rau to an adjoining room, where
? children were with their ^overiitt& The men
" rnortally wounded Eisert, and then
- I attacked his children. Ills son was struck down
wo'ul(lw<l> auf a second cluid was terS?
Injured, and now Ues In a hopeless condition
hnr* fle(l Irom llie house and was not
' d ^ Pockets were ilfled and the men
? der^ object was supposed to be piuni
' ^Why gov. Ireland was Vociperopsly Apr
fi ??T. Ireland, by Invitation, addressed
i the lexasstockmen's convention In Galveston, yesterday
He disclaimed having advised the pasture
men to take shot guns in band to redress their
i w r.-ngs, but would say: "If you tlnd a man settlnjr
i are to your barns and cutting your fences, and vou
i should shoot him?well, I make no pledires." This
' w,as vociferously applauded, b lng taken as an lmi
plied premise that the governor would pardon ^n.-a
cutter killers.
Attacked by Highwaymen.
A MAS knocked down. S8VKRKLY HURT AND bobno.
About 7 o'clock last evening a colored man named
Robert Bias, living at No. 1212 R street northwest,
was knocked down and robbwl on the north side of
P street, between 16th and 17th street# northwest,
near the scene of the Hlrth murder, by two colored
men, one of whom, he said, was named Cornelius
Campbell and the other Green Lightfoot. Bias was
taken to Lewis' drug store, corner 14th and P stTeets
northwest, and his wound was dressed, arter wiileh
he w?s sent to his home and Dr. P. H. Eaton was
called In and rendered medical aid. Th?? physician
decided that his wounds ? ere not fatal but severe.
He was cut on the lips and back part of the head,
apparently with some blunt Instrument. Campbell
Is a short, thick-set man, dark skin and a driver at
Godey's lime kiln. Both the alleged highwaymen
have been arrested.
The Courts.
Court in general Term.
Ye3terday, U. S. ex reL; Courtney agt. District;
hearing of application for mandamus set for an
early day In .January term. May agt. smith: argued
and submitted. Austin agt. District; on
hearing.
Circuit Court---JnO<jr Mac Arthur.
Yesterdav, emit agt. Buchlv; dsath of plaintiff
(inadvertently entered) 9et aside. Utermehle agt.
Werner; reinstated on appeal docket. Embry agtAJlen;
on hearing.
EyriTT Cocrt?Jadtge James.
Tester Jav, Key agt. Murray; rule on complainant
trranted. Temple agt. Worthington; sale ratifl- d
nisi and reference to auditor. Scott agt. Scott; restraining
order returnable. Homans agt. cutter;
G. F. Appleby suh-ti;uted as defendant in place of
Maria Flizhugh, deceased.
Chimin* *l Cotrt?Wylie.
Yesterday, ,loi n Shaw, housebreaking In the
nhrlit: plea of guilty withdrawn. Hobt. Hamilton,
violating postal laws; nolle pros. William Wayne,
rape: released on personal recognizance. W. II.
Banks, housebreaking in the night; guV.ty; one year
at Concord. N. H., prison. Thomas M. Baker, enib
z. in^ letters (two cases); sentenced to pay a line
of |300 in one case and }M in tlie other. Donaldson
?l. V. oodcock and V.'m. s.mford. grand larc *ny (two
eases); plea of not guilty withdrawn and plea of
guilty entered?sentenced to two years In state
prison at Concord, N.II.. in one case and one year In
tl'.eother. HoOert Anderson,assault with intent to
kill .Joseph \i. chase on November viOrh lasi;
pcaded guilty. John Branson, petit larceny (second
offense); verdict not guilty.
To-day. Fiarik Christie. rcrgery (two cases) and
obtaining monev bv false pretenses; pleaded not
truilty. John Harris, violating postal law, (section
.VINi H. s.;) nollepros. Henry'"Shawhouaebreakii-g;
plea or guilty substituted and sentenced to the reform
school during minority.
Police Covm?Jnd'jp Snell.
To-day, Richard Jackson, colored, was lined for
cruelly driving a mule attached to a cart loaded
with Ice. Peuvllla Antonio was charged with disorderly
conduct, and Antonio Verietta was cluuved
with earning a razor. Sergeant Nokes testified
that Antonio carries around the streets a compound
musical banvl and Petreiila collects the monav.
Yesterday afternoon he found Petreiila lying on
the sidewalk, near the corner of 6th and M streets,
kicking at passers by, and when arrested, found a
razor on him. He round Antonio full of whisky
and trying to kick in the door of Webber s saloon,
'i he court released them on their paying J5 each.
William Jones, colored. paid J5 for kicking his wife
"for tun." Angelette Allen, colored, a well known
character, was lined ?10 or 30 days for assaulting
Margaret Jenifer. who testliied that yesterday
morning Angelette broke a broom-stick over her
head and then beat her with a board ten feet long
and an Inch thick, without any provocation.
A Court Scandal#
THE WIFE OK PRINCE FREDERICK CHARLES NICHOLAS,
OF PRCSSIA, THREATENS DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS.
Court circles in Berlin are stirred to their profoundest
depths by a scandal which involve* In Its
meshes the two proud houses of Hohenzollern and
Anhalt. The alleged culprit is no less a personage
than Prince Frederick Charles Nicholas, t lie nephew
of the emperor, ar.d one of the most distinguished
generals of th- Franco-Prussian war. Ills wife,
the Princess Marie Anne, daughter of the Duke
Leopold Frederick, of Auhalt, lately discovered
what she considers conclusive evidence of the
prince's indiscretion with a lady who is nroniinant
In ihe court of the Empress Augusta, but whose
name has not b-en allowed to transpire. It is
almost certain that the prince's escapade is u thing
of t he past.
A TSRRIBI.E SCENE.
The princess, however, seems to have convinced
herself that she had reason to complain of the
prince. She confronted him with tiie proofs of his
thoughtlessness. A terrlbi' scene resulted. Th"
storm cr unger which possessed tlie princess I as! if'!
the prince to fury ai d bluer criminations were exchanged.
Tiie upshot ol the row was that Prince
Frederick Charles absolutely refused to comply
with the demands ol the princess that he-hould
refuse to speak to the lady In question, and mat
the princess threatened to prosecute him in the
public courts for a divorce.
TiiF. F.MPEKOR AS ARBITER.
There have been as yet no public proceedings regarding
the scandal, and the Berlin newspapers
contain only th" vaguest allr.sk us to the affair. It
Is known, however, that Prince Frederick Charles
has submitted the question to nis august uncle, the
emperor, and air reed to abide by Ids decision as
the head of the Hohenzollern family, 'i ne emperor
has Issued an order. In which, after expressing Ills
profound sorrow for tlie occurrence of such a deplorable
disagreement, he decides that a suit for
divorce camioi be permitted, but that a separation
may be arranged after due provision lias lk-en made
to protect the heritage rights of tiie princess aud
her offspring.
Itun Down ut Last,
A NOTED CRIMINAL CAPTURED AFTER BtlStf FOLLOWED
FOR TWO YEARS.
From the Fliiladelphia Press, 11th.
George B. Butler, alias Hayes, alias Byrnes, a
noted criminal, who makes a specialty of that peculiar
branch of the counterfeiting profession known
as "boodle-shoving," jumped ills ball in New York
city in March, lstfi. and, after being pursued all
over the country by government agents, was Anally
run down and captured In this city yesterday. January
13,18S2, Butler was arrested In New York by
Anthony Comstock or. the charge of carrying on a
swindling operation through the mails. Ills cheme
was that or sending out circulars to merchants and
others throughout the country, offering to sell at
reasonable rates counterfeit coin or such excellent
workmanship that experts could not distinguish it
from genuine money. As a general rule, his proposition
was not answered, but occasionally he managed
to land a person possessing a ilexlble eonscience,
an l then h"*handled his victim in a skillful
manner. The purchaser would be shown good
money or, perhaps, passable counterfeit coin. If
satisfied, the man wouid purchase a box supposed
to contain the "queer," but which, upon being
o;>ened, would be found to contain sawdust aud
lead or some other weighty material. As the transaction
was Illegal upon the part of both the victim
liau no recourse.
The lugi be returned to this city during the
early p-iri or last month, and his presence was
made known by the arrest at Wanamaker's grand
depot of the notorious pickpocket and shop liter.
Kate Field alias Faimle Mush, who is the wlte of
Butler. Deputy D.-ubert placed himself In communication
with the authorities here and Detectives
Wolf aud Miller wen* detailed to assist him
in searching for the fugitive. The detectives linjiiy
succeeded in locating t he man at Ml North 4tn
street, wh re lie was arrested at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning while he was entering tiie house. '1 he
prisoner was yesterday afternoon taken to New
York. Butler Is alk ut forty-five years oi age, and,
among his assiociates in the counterfeiting line,
were such men as Kaus Abrains, recently s-ntenced
to an imprisonment of eight years in NewYork;
Geoige Stanley and Matthew Kooney, who
are serving a sentence of four years each In Trenton,
N. J., and I'lill Uargreave, of whose whereabouts
nothing Is known.
An Insurance Company's Fight.
suit to compel THE PAYMENT OF A TEN thousand
DOLLAR POLICY.
An Interesting insurance case which has occupied
the attention oi the United States court, In Trenton,
N. J., for a few days past came to a close yesterday.
It was that of the widow of Win. A. Davey,
of Jersey City, against the .Etna Ufe Insurance
company, of Hartford, Conn. Davey entered Into
a contract with the defendant company on July 10,
1878, by which it was agreed that upon the yearly
payment by hhn of a premium of $2:53 the defendant,
within ninety days after notice of his death,
would pay over to his surviving relatives $10.o00.
'1 he payments were regularly made. Davey died
\ugu>t 6,1861, and the proofs of his death were
properly submitted. The company refused to pay,
on tne ground that Davey had drank himself to
death; hence the suit. Numerous witnesses were
e i.unlricd to prove that Davey had been addicted
to the habitual use of liquor. Judge McKennan in
his charge to the Jury said that a single, exceptive
indulgence m intoxicants does not constitute Intemperance,
and that it is sufficient for the deiendants
to show that illness was caused partially by
aleohodc stimulants. If he had been or Intemperate
nablts, and by a single Indulgence became ill
and died, the company s responsibility is voided.
The jurv retired in the forenoon and up to a late
hour last night liad not agreed upon a verdict.
They stood ten for the plaintiff anu two for tue
defendant. _
Seven Victims op Poison.?Near Kauffman, the
county seat of Kauffman county, 'lex., has lived
for many years the Byrd family, tenants on Dr.
Bennett's farm. There are nine In the farnUy.
Thursday night of last week seven of the family
were seized with a deadly sickness. Physicians
were caued and antidotes for poisoning were administered.
on Sunday the lather and two of lus
little daughters were dead. Wednesday two others
died, and two more were at the very door of death.
It is believed that the poison was put In the family
water bucket Thursday evenlug of last week. A
neighboring farmer is suspected. This farmer had
trouble wlui the Byrd faimiy and sued one of the
boys, but lost his case, and has since threatened to
have revenge. An inquest and investigation will
follow. Meantime, the suspected man is In danger
of being lynched.
The democrats of the Springfield, Mass., district
have unanimously nominated coL A. C. Woodworth,
of Chlcopee, lor Congress.
Frederick u. iiardtman, the boot-black who was
arrested a short time ago for shooting at Mrs. A. T.
Stewart's watchman, at the Fifth Avenue residence,
from which be was ejected while begging, hanged
himself Tuesday morning In his cell at the Tombs
prison.
At Schaefferstown, Pa., Monday night, Mrs.
Daniel Plattenburg, a bride of a few months, arrayed
heraeir in her bridal robes and swallowed rat
poison, wnicli caused her death. No cause Is assigned
tor the suicide.
A Notable Will Contact.
legatees fighting fob thi fb0pebtt of an old
*an without bklattves.
The contest to the case of the will of John Wilson,
the Walden miser, was begun at Newburg, N.
Y., yesterday, before surrogate Roswell C. Coleman.
Wilson died last October to his eightieth
year, leaving an estate rained at from 130,000 to
$50,000. He was never married, and no relatives ot
j his up to this time have been found. He had a married
sister, named Peck, who went west forty years
! ago. The Wilson estate Is entirely personal, being
i composed of Unlted states government bonds ana
savings bank deposits. The man was an eccentric
I character and lived alone many years. He left several
wills, one of wtoch was executed two days before
his deat h, and another the day previous to his
decease. Rival claimants under these two wills
have instituted the present proceedings. The first
document leaves the greater portion of the estate
to a young woman named Eleanor Oldham, who. It
Is said, befriended the old man by many acts of '
kindness, particularly during the last days of his
life. The last document, which was drawn up by
tlie physician who attended lum during his final
lhness, bequeaths ?4.000 to the sister referred to, '
Eliza Feck, and the balance of the property to several
friends, three brothers named Kidd get tine the
greater portion, in this will nothing whatever Is i '
left to Miss Oldham, but her father gets a houseand , '
lot and $1,000 in cash, i he proceedings which com- i
meneed yesterday concern the validity of the will j <
drawn up the day before W ilson's death. Probate I
of the document Is opposed on allegations of undue ! ]
Influence and fraud.
I
i,rom Prison to tl?e Mage.
teresa sturt.a preparing for the italian opera. 1
Teresa Sturla, who figured a year ago as the de- ! <
I fendant in a sensational murder trial in Chicago, I
, left Baltimore this week for New York to study tor j
^ Italian opera. She has resided with her relatives
! In Baltimore since her release from the Joliet (III.)
prison, where she served out a year's sentence. ;
During the progress of her trial In Chicago for 1 1
the killing of Chailes SlUes. she was the object of I
sympathy ot man;, of Uie leading society ladles or !
that city. While serving out her sentence in Joliet '
she was visited by in any of these ladies, who were '
unremittin1'in their attentions 10 her. T'pon being
released from the institution she was taken In
charge by several of these iadies, and was accompanied
by them part of the way to Baltimore. !
' The plan mapped but for her future life was, after ;
the young woman had recovered from the excite- i
mem 01' t-s'- pas; two years by a fillet rest at home, j
s::-' was to study Italia': opera, for which hersplen- j
did soprano voice especially suited her. Since
Teresa s residence in Baltimore, says the Baltimore
A Mfrivatt, hhe has been continually in receipt of
letters and Inducements to return to her former
rours" ot life, and splendid promises held out to
her in ease she would accept. Among others who!
have been mxlous tor hem-turn to chleaijo.the wellknown
Freddie o bhardt seni her a t'-l' sram on i
1 ast Monday, In iui,iag ii" she intended going back '
to Chicago, in the i'uee of all this pressure brought
to bear on the gin, she has continued steadfast in !
her resolve to lead a better life.
( one to .loin H*e Late Wiggins.
From the Chicago Iulor-Ccean.
Where no.v an.- the goose-bone, the musk-rat,
and the thin corn-husk t hat fore*old a mild winter:
Two Husbands claiming an Estate.?'The Massaehuserts
supreme court Tuesday finally settled
a case which ins been before the public in various ;
forms several times. It was that of the will of
van m. Hardy, a well-known spiritualist medium. ;
who died two or tiii'e" years ago. leaving a handsome
fortune. in ihis, Mrs. Hardy agreed to give
h jr husband, John, s.yooo. II h" would furnish e\ i
den?-e whereby v.- might obtain a divorce. Tnis
he did, and a olvorce w.is obtained from a Utah
court and Hardy received h's money, 'lite woman
then married Ezra Perkins, her affinity, and
shortly there-after (fled of consumption, leaving j
<>n"-half of her prope rty to her husband. The word
"husband" has beeu the cause of the litigation,
and it is now decided that the I t di divorce was oi i
no effect and that Hardy, being th<4 lawful husband
and not having const nted to the will in writing, is
entitled as distributee to one-half of the personal ,
estate, but that t'w testatrix meant Perkins when
she wrote "husband."'
The Elmiua Muri>2r Mystery Solved.?a de-!
tectlve arrested at fiat bush, I. I., yesterday. Win.
Menkin, siippo.sed to !>e the murderer of tfie trlri
found dead at Carr's corners, rr ar EUnlra, N. Y., a j
few days ago. The murdered girl proves to be I
Katie Hradehoff, who was a servant in the house of ,
Mrs. si.,sen. in East tfltth street, New York. Menkln
vi-i'ed ln r there, under the name of Myers. He j
took her away New Year's eve, saying they were
to be married.
The maryland Legislature.?The Maryland i '
legislature adjourned ye&terd v until Tuesday
next, v.le-ii the voting for I', s. Senator wPl begin.
In the senate yesterd ay biiis were introduced as ! 1
f.ulyws: 'io punish adultery bv Imprisonment: to ! 1
gi\e justices of the peace power to amend their '
proceedings; to regulate the catching of oysters in
the Patuxetit river; to abolish compulsory lnspec- | '
tlons.
i c;ov. Butler's Mistake.?oov. Hurler, under
d ue uf December expressed surprise that state
Auditor Ladd should liave allowed the |payment of i
a salary io the surgeon general of the state, as he
! lausi have known that he was appointed without
pay. The auditor replied that the statute provides i ,
a salary for the surgeon general, and that, the governor
himself signed for the past eleven months the .
warrants for the payment of the surgeon gener. l,
and if these were not Justified the governor could :
easily have discovered the fact. In auditing the
account the auditor has but fulfilled his legal
duties. Gov. Butler retorted in a characteristic
letter:
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j The Coming Labor Convention*.?Preparations
are being made for the labor convention, whL-h
meets In Philadelphia tomorfow. Treasurer <?. D. j
I.ennon, of New York, said: "We do not expect to !
i nominate a candidate for the presidency, perhaps
the conference may ord 'r t he calling of a national I
I convention to be held after those of the two great 1
parties to Indorse the candidate who is the best ex|
ponent of our views, or the party which will in- i
i sort our plank in their platform. That plank Is protection
fo American industries and American
labor.'' Secretary Turner, of the Knights or Labor,
sav.s that their organization will not take notice of
, the convention.
a Pullman Car Conductor Commtited.?won.
B. Pettlt, one of the PullmJn palace car conductors
on the Pennsylvania railroad line, between NewYork
and Washington, arrested last week on the
charge of defrauding the former companv, was i
given a final hearing in Philadelphia, yesterdav, i
and committed to await a requisition from New (
Jersey. Evidence was presented showing that when I
defendant's train left Washington for Jersey City, j
on Novenilser 26th, sixteen passengers were In tlie '
Illllman car, and six more entered at Baltimore, I
and that Pettlt returned butelghteen tares for that >
HIP- _ ^ _.
Fell Dead While Preparing for the Wedding.
Mr. Edward Ilaehwalt and Miss Emma Schwind
were to have been married at 6 o'clock yesterday
morning in Dayton, Ohio. Just one hour before
tiie time for the wedding, Miss Anna Ilaehwalt,
sister of the bridegroom, fell dead while preparing
lor the wedding. Services for the dead were substituted
for the wedding mass and the audience
was dismissed, but two hours later the marriage
. ceremony was performed, and the married pair
I went into mourning.
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Chicago's Exposition Building.?A vear ago the I
Chicago city council placed a rental of $10,000 a year
on the site occupied by the exposition building ;
where the natioiiifl republican convention was held i
i four years ago. All efforts to compromise the claim i ]
having failed, the mayor lias notified theexposl-l
Hon company to vacate the premises. It was expected
to hold the next national republican con- i <
ventlon lnjthls building.
j Distinguished visitors to Niagara Falls.?The !
i Marquis of Lansdowne, accomi>anied bv the Mar- '
I chio.iess. Viscount Melgund, military secretary; Vis- i
: count ess Mclgund, the lion, Henry f. Anson, aide- i
de-camp. Lady Florence Anson, the Hon Henry '
: streat field, aide-de-camp, and CoL c. s. Ozowskl, !
alde-de-c.uiip to the queen.arrlved at Niagara Falls < i
1 yesterday, and spent a few hours admiring the
! scenery. This was the first time the marquis had
beeu on American soil.
i
; Disabilities of Virginia Duelists.?Tn the Vir:
giuia house yesterday tlie bill removing the political
disabilities of Virginia duelists was passed. Among
those relieved are El.un. of the Richmond WhiaBivrne.oi
the Richmond state; Hon. John S. Wise, \l
C., and Mr. Crocker. with whom Wise fought a year
; ago or more, and ot hoi's.
Fled to Avoid Marriage.?William H. Reed re- i
; eently of Franklin township, Pa, h;is fled 'the '
county to avoid marriage with Miss Ellen Klnch.
The day for the nupliais had boen fixed, and the
prospective bride had made extensive preparations
i for liousekeeplng, which duty she expected to enter
upon Immediately after the wedding. Reed In- I
stead ot keeping his engagement, went on the ap,
pointed day to the nearest railroad station and took '
t he cars for the west, as is supposed, since which
time he has beeu unheard of. He left behind however,
a valuable limestone farm, out of which Miss
Kineh hopes to secure satisfaction for her disaDpolntment
and injury. She has brought an action
for breach of promise, and, upon a writ of foreign
attachment, has had the farm levied upon.
Death Prevents an Assault.?Two young men
recently found Julia O'Rourke drunk and lying in
the snow in Jersey City and carried her into the
covered archway of a scnool-house near bv which i
was near a heater and was warm, i^ter* 'Michael
Regan and a companion named William* Dwver
carried her into t he cold and wet closet for the purpose
of assaulting her, It Is supposed, and there she
died. Dwyer has fled and Regan has been arrested. |
The Brinkerhoff Divorce Case?The suit in
New York city of Lucy A. Brinkerhoff airalnst
Cornelia P. Swan and others to assert her rle-hr
of dower In certain up town property was
concluded yesterday in the superior court.' The
plaintiff was married to Richard s. Brinkerhoff in
1855, and after his death In 1678, she learned for '
the first time that 10 years previously he had ,
procured a divorce from her in Connecticut. 1
She alleged that she was not served with anv
papers to the case, and that t he alleged divorce
was void. After getting the divorce Mr. Brinkerhoff
conveyed his property to his two daughters bv
his first wife, and the defendants, of whom there
are about SO. take title from these daughters. The
defense set up that the divorce was legally secured
and that at the time Mr. Brinkerhoff obtained It
he had been a resident of Connecticut. The court
directed a verdict to favor of Mrs. Britiw>rhoff
Hanged by a Masked Mob.?a dlaoatch
from Welsser, Idaho, says: a masked mob took '
Charles DleterlL the murderer of Buck Bozle. from
the jail cell and shot and beat him They then '
dragged him half a mile to a slaughter house and
hanged him to a windlass used by butchers.
Suicide fob Love.?Johnna Offt, a youne woman
of prepossessing appearance, a native of
Holsteto, Germany, shot herself through the
breast at Erie, Pa., yesterday, because her love for
a young merchant, Max Doerrlen, was not rectorocated.
The unfortunate girl, who was an amateur '
actress to Germany, committed the rash act uoon
hearing that Doerrlen waa engaged to be married '
to another young woman.
^ * jk ?. ^ aw a
Wriaitaf a Child's x?ck.
thi ttkkiblk crimb to which era nmn oowp*s8*8?diabolical
crciltt.
Geo. Jeffrey, now under Indictment for murder In
the nrst degree. Jointly with his wife, at Rlverhead,
Long island, has been quite 111 several days. Ye?terday
afternoon he sent for the district attorney
and made a clean brmst of Us crime. He says be
killed his wife's child by holding its body between
his knees and twisting Its head one way until he
thought he had broken Its neck, and then twisting
the head the other way to make sure he had killed '
lu Jeffrey contemplated killing the child for a i
long time, and thought he could do so by continual
cruelties, and not be held guilty of a crime; falling,
he at last broke Its neck. He hated the child because
he was not Its father, and Its existence interfered
more or less with his wile earning money for
him. He had no other motive for the crime. Jeffrey
and his wife have been in jail since August.
The child, whose murder is now confessed, had
boon subjected to the most brutal treatment, Dolly
Pollard was Its mother. She was 14 vears old when
the child was born. Jeffrev married her with a full
knowledge of all the facts. Neither had an affeotion
for the child, and Jeffrey repeatedly objected
to supportine It. Dolly went * to work to obviate
that objection, she would go away In the morning,
leaving it alone on the floor, and not return
until evening. A cup of water, ana either bread or
crackers were lert beside It, and the child could eat
or starve. It was under three years and not likely
to feed itself. When Jeffrey and his wile quarreled
It was a common thing for him to throw
the child at her, and very orten It received painful
Injuries from this cause, on on? occasion Its arm
was broken, and the bones were allowed to knit.
Irregularly, result lnc In a deformed hand. When
Jeffrey came home and found the child Impeding
the entrance to the house, he would kick It nut of
the way. One of these kirks landed the child in
the cistern, and it would probably have been allowed
to drown but for the presence of Dolly's
father. Jeffrey threatened to kill his father-in-law
for interfering, old Pollard renewed the affray,
armed with a shot mi n. hut Jeffrey judiciously kept ;
out of range. There was a eat in the house. This
Jeffrey would hold by the hairs of its bend with
one hand, and witii the other hand hold the child
by the hair of its head to see which could endure
the torture the grea'er while. At othe r times he
would whirl the child through spac e bv holding
rasi of a lesr or an arm, never being particular as
to wh; t objects its body eame in contact with, cor
earing about the consequences,, in spite of
manifold cruelties, the little one clung tenaciously
to life.
m
(ir vvk Robbers in the Wfst.?Thotnas Coffee
and James Wright, two men am -ted la Kooheiie
111., for robbing graves, were last evening removed
to Oregon to protect them from theexi li"d citizens
An investigation, made at the C hicago Medical college
last night, reveals the f.>et that since Nuudav
six corpses have been received from Indiana anil
Illinois towns. These bodies, it la believed, are the
products of grave robberies.
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strength. and wholesomenesa. More economical than ,
the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In competition i
with the multitude of lew test, short weight, alum or i
phosphate powders. Hold only in can*. iiotalbakikq
i bvdut Co.. lui Wall street. x.y. apij
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j t is wise to provide against emergen *
t ies that are liable to arise in every family. a fold j
may b. a dauerrous thing. or not, deluding upon the
means at hand to combat it. In suddt-n attacks of cold,
-roup, asthma, etc., Ayer's Cherry Pecioral will prove i
the quicktst and most effective cure, and your best
friend.
qeo. andrews. oversf.er in the lowell
Curp? t Corj?.irat:on, was for over twenty years be- !
for<- his removal to ix>well. sfflicted with salt rheum in '
its worst form. Its ulcerations actually covered more 1
than half the surface of bis !?*ly and limns. Ke was i
nitirely cured by Ayer's Sarsaparilla. See certificate in 1
Ayer's Almanac for jaj
here
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a little money buy the most?
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If it is Clothing that is needed, you will find at the
london and liverpool clothing co.'s
store
$7. $8, $9 and $10 will buy better-made SuiU and
Overcoats than other ^ores sell at
$10. $11, $12 and $15.
i
Manufacturing every garment we sell, we save you
from paying the usual big profit that goes to the retailer,
and we give you ?rood Clothing as near actual cost
is it is possible for any place to offer.
$7 fixe cassimere suits.
$7 dressy cassimere overcoats,
$10 xeat worsted suits.
58 good melton overcoats.
$12 dress diagoxal feuits,
$13 fixe corkscrew suits,
$12 silk-faced overcoats.
the aljovp are but samples of our many Bargains. We
ire the people's defenders against high price*.
london and liverpool clothing co.,
121 corner seventh and g streets.
Card Plates Engraved.
!
sards printed from plate. and best bris- j
tol board used,
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for $1 per hundred.
Leave your orders at once.
JOHN C. PARKER,
617 and 619 seventh street.
Opposite Patent Office.
1S78. CuVEES.
bouche. fils k co.
WS&ssp*^ i SaSS"^
These well-known brands of Champagne are guaranteed
to be from the Vintage of 1878, which has produced
the finest Champagnes of the past 16 years.
For sale by
barbour a hamilton
AND
thos. russell.
dl7-3m
g* gloves (j
for men.
L For Calling, L
_ For Parties,
O For Dress, O
_ For Drivimr.
For Walklnc, V
_ For Comlort,
B Fur Fair Hands, X
_ For Long Hands,
3 For Short g
tyssowski bros.,
d28 Cor. lfith and g streets n. w.
Jl kervand,
Engraver. Lithographer and Plate Printer.
Letter,."Note and Bill Heads; Checks. Drafts, ke.-.
Mining Stock Certificates a Specialty.
n33 1012 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
yiyALL PAPER WINDOW SHADES, fed
B. W. .HENDERSON & CO,
dll-ly ma y Street Northwest
po* latmt irngCTjumra ?mu?
Don't fail to go to 7x 7th street |
b30 modbkisa store i
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CITY ITEMS.
Attention Vmrre.?Look to vour and
save doctor bills by using L?r. Bu.l's Cough Syrup.
Almo*t pivrn nw ny to-morrow onljr nt
R. Goidachrpld's 812 7th st. n.\v.: covers tin slop
Jars assorted colors 37c.; blacktoc brush with 1 tv?T
of blackly 9c.; 2 qt. eovwvd t:u buck ?s <? Un?
tin cuspadores assorted colors iv\: w.uer Pitchers
19c.; crystal d iss milt bowls on stand 2?c French
china tea sets.V> pl?v?v.handsotiM?!v .ifvwaiod w i*h
m >ss rosos and ^old only $8.10. ? .id els? whw tor
$10.80; oval glass dishes 3c,; Brown* French sis
dressing 6e.. a bottle; dressing combs 4.v crystal
glass breakfast s??t^ containing ? pi?ve? 85 vii"tn -h
tea trars assorted colors 7c.: rniit saucers 12 to'
17c.; 1 handsow* ersrraved water pitcher with 6
gobiets to match only $; 15; japar.? lndivtnal
salts, 6 for 12c.; carved side brackets inc.. worth
50c.; 1 ench deconu-d cup, saucer, pl ite. knlTc fork
and spoon for children 25c.; Japanned bread boxes
medium size 59c., large ft?c., ertra large 79c.- :i0 fr
Clothes lines 4c.; 60 ft. Sc., 90 ft. 13c,; l:\rjf* sUeoocoa
door mats 49c.; 6 French chirm cups andsaucers
decorated wli h gold 7*>v; clo: hes baskets 4<?c
whisk brooms To.; 6ca-h d vor.it l e*-,s;i china
cups. saucers and pi a* - worth fi; U hemian
glass bouquet hoi 1ers hv. a pair. Sperinl
I.ots. to be Closed Out
at Hahn s. Sit". 7th street:
30 pairs Men's (Vi n vv former price. f2 v.
25 ' Hoys* * *lr E**its, i u.c >!*?
40 "Youths" Kip !-:?ts. .75; " " i.iV
75 r Indies Fl-llned o.*s. ,7.\ " * j
50 Ladl**s Kid *, ?3* II >use * Uppers. 25'.;
former price, 50c.; auu many odds and end* at
half price.
Galvauo- Vi agnri ic Trrat ment
OF l?ISK?>r.
Washington office, <c?v k mtvi northwest
consultation Free, t u'.Kir send ror pamphlet.
*r l|r. E. A. l'AKsost: &, co.
"Kouch on Corns," for corns, warts, bunions. ISc.
Thorntons S'.muUion
of purr Cod I.ltoroti with ll.vp s , ,-esof I lme
and so'isi for coughs. < oi?i>. eonsuiupt;m. impaired
nutrition and p-neril <e'i?i!ity; ml Mcns-nt
to taice. 1 n? rib \i t?\ Physii lann. liy Druggists.
I,arce l?oitii's M.muiaetv.r.-d b\ w
Thornton. corner Baltimore and Morrison "stf -i C
Baltimore, v.l ui,w,i
Well*' Health 1{ newer curs d\ >i? ;>sia. Impotence.
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Nntnldine cures Catarrh, lor25ct.i lm
Smokers try Dr. carman's l^ntalald Wash.
< antairw, TIcCall A < ?.'s Famous Pure Rye. j
?r* Carman'* lienta!.; <1 Teeth, Gums, Breath.
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A?k your (iroeer for the < trator Kje Whisky.
l.niidbor^S Perfume, r.d 'tila.
l.undborg'M Perfum". MareehalMel Bom
l.uitdborg'k Perfume, Alpine violet.
Lundbor^t Perfume, Lily of the Valley.
The "Rough On" Tooth Powder, elegant, 15c.
"Alderney S?a?rj- Wagon*.1'
Fresh Alderney Butter. <'hurn -d every taomln'*
r.:?d delivered In hair-pound "Wanl" priuts, .vv. t?-f
rxjuud. Also, Cottage* heese. Buttermilk andavveet
Milk, 5c. per quart, c n .au 15c. pint.
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A NE W DEPAKTFilE.
ALL NOVELTIES AND CMKISTMAS CARDS AT A
I'NIFOKM Discol ,M uF -V Clr.lt t'ENT.
from lis: prices uutn tne instant. Call early and
avoiu the rusti.
G A WHTTAKER.
d:> 1105 PFNN'SVE\ ania AVENCE.
SEWING M AC THIN KS,\v<-.
A.GAIN Lo J. HE I"" I!' ?NT "N\ ITH ^OMETHING
NEW.
The ADJUSTABLE SKIRT and BUST FORMS <-m
l>e adjust- d to all s:zes. Ca',1 a'i l th .11 S. a ,mf Ma.
Chines: haiti ford new Hii VE tak th. 1 ad. i- -sessmerits
of the hiw.-sr >ne? haui n! finii-r. Call und e?.invince
your8f*If, i>r send pe-iji . arU atiJ \\v will >. nd one
to your Tioiise. olil nm- Uiic ^ taken m vmiur
Machine for rent. R. pan iiifc* >. : all knuijj. Nellies and
Pa: ts tor ail lua. hllles at
OPPENHETMFR'S.
Pui ular Sew inc Machine ami Fhi-Iucii lt<->i.n
Jaj 52H Mil street lx. w.. St. Ci^ud Duila:u<r.
AVASHINOTON TfFFR'E OF THE \MERICAS
" SewiUif Maeliiiii- ?'4i. nf PljiJa.h Ichia. cunterVtli
aiid II streets.?l li.- sujH riority ot the . w HL-h ai-ui
Auierican No. 7.'is m-ofiuze t and aekuowil-.'.-il l>y
the highest mechanical authorities as the sitripi. st and
li'-'htest rnntiit;?r Machine ever made. N<? holes t.. thn id. 1
Have tht endoi seUK-nt of over J.o K) la.Jies in this city 1
who have been ushitr Eow-?nu American Ma> hn:>~. rite 1
past '."I years. S.-\vn;^ machines tor foot ami hand- i
power Old Anier cans tak'-n in excharire. Th. Sew
Queen. Domestic. Smifer and other rtr^t class machines
trom $2u up. Repui'iu^auii ien:.u^ all kinds
c: ACERRACH.
7th an i H streets,
Atrency Saxony Wool German Hand-kn:t Jackets and
Underwear. lai
HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE FACT THAT
Indies who own the
dams sewing MACHINE
Never trade it lor any other?
If you cannot answer this question, call at the office.
907 i street, and you will nitd :m answer. d'ii
That great household." silest
White," "New Konie " * liiston." tine Sew m>- Mach'nos
nt honest rrictti. N?? ta!ivas8PW. Corny tothd
ofhee and save money. R<';>tiiiy and rei?uruis' a --iieciaity.
Mi:KKNNL\. 4J7 Vth st u.w. ' sejrij
TTTT OO V Y ?;SStt
T O O Y Y D n
T O O YY .SSo
T O O V k
T OO Y "
FOR TOYS AND FANCY
holiday presents
WE CLAIM NOT ONLY TO HAVE THE
largest assortment.
BUT ALSO THAT WE SELL THEM AT
BOCK BOTTOM PRICES.
A walk through onr Immense Establishment will convince
you of our first assertion.
A few questions concerning any article you may fancy
will dispel all doubts as to our second assertion.
SILVERS ERG'S,
?11 SEVENTH and 313 EIGHTH ST. S. W?
near Pennsylvania avenue.
t*~ OUR PLACE OF BUSINESS BUSS THROUGH
AS ENTIRE BLOCK. dlO
FuBS! FuRS! FuBS!
LADIES' SEALSKIN GARMENTS, 38 to 63 Inches
long.
The desirable MINK-LINED CIRCULAR, trimmed
with the Tail Border and Beaver.
SIBEBIAN SQUIRREL and SATIN LINED WRAPS.
Bert Quality PLUSH SACQUES.SEAL SACQUE PATX
"FEDORA" CAPES and MUFFS, in Beaver, for
young Ladies.
Beaver and other Trimmings on hand.
All desirable stock, recently purchased at the manufacturer*'
closing sales, at greatly redueed prices.
B. H. STLNEMETZ 4 SOX,
d26 1237 Pennsylvania ave&ue.
New Departure!
Haying greatly enlarged our Store, we hare added a line at
PARLOR. CHAMBER ASD LIBRARY FURNITURE,
which cannot be surpassed in Style and Prioa.
Our stock of CARPETS and UPHOLSTERY GOODS
lathe finest in the city, and prices low as tiw lowest
Call early snd avoid the crowd.
SINGLETON & HOEKE,
nl * ttl MARKET SPACK.KK and U0 taBR.
DRY GOODS.
I mmense Rrm'Tios
ON WINTER wham.
In "rVr to cl< se out tl one* Utr fr? rrntlmr.* FT XI
W 1NTFR ilAHMF.Nl f of our vttvk. wv ht^c maSfr
sncli :<l? r*! redact iona as we think will aomtuaod
thrm to : he 'ate buyer
We qu.ite tbe foil wire r><Jactl *lf i Two An* V
?-tt. :ua . S:lk DOLM\XS> ltil:dn niey t faf- ^
met pt ice Jm'O ow ?3\ Two \ery Huiikonii BmcmAa
V Tfl NKttM^RKJTS former prlcr 9??, redtio?4
fSo. Two Vfrj #np S Ik Seal l1u-h D.>LMA\V. ?<*'
aier w r. $; . rediv-d to 9 One very el**a t 9r>j
cad -Voire DOLM AX. h*tid?. nte s?u ltod >at,i, Ll lujr
and Trimmed with wide Ruwiu Hur.l nun irtgl
?*>. reduced to S-'-O. Otir fine St?. Pu h SKW M
KKT, truuiuM with Ru-wi n H.ir. for.uar ince ?1i\,
I r*d to 4 u Two txtra line Silk Seal P uA
i SM'Ql FS. pe* Sen] t?r nie'its and bsst qjalrw
Wuiited Satin Linin.-; former prlc 965. rdu<>?! 9H.
WOODWARD a lothrop.
. ^ OSE-PKL E BOSTON PRY GOODS HoUSm.
_y*- No. Ml IVnns\ Ivan la rn-aat.
lo Retire t kom Business.
i FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS AT PRIME OOST.
tVCCSrOMLKS CAN SAVE TWENTY ru CUT
BY BUYING sow.
TTLEB k CHEffXnift ,
P3J PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
LcTTBCLL'a
Still nniainlnir on hand a few
LADIES' WKAI*8 IN MIK, CLOTH. AND STOCKINETTE.
Which \yo will coottnue to aell AT AND BELOW COST *
t!:? in*t ??u?- i?.
HHNKKTS and COMFORTS at rreatlyminced
pn?>-* to dim*- mjt *tvk
; Kic< >T> and H AHl l CTX>THS in all the moat de^ral'l*'
sh^Ls nt i><duo*d p*loes
*>';Ji:>V',r?\!w^l,,ur#l is COLORED SILK toil.
V ' ?,%!.?*AISSw.il be i 'fl- ri-d iti all kind* of
I'l.l > * c?<m>I)s jtihntt tlit- Di it tiiirt> oa>? tc mafcA
room tor Sprm* Goods.
J. A. LUTTRELL & CO .
817 Market Spaoa.
ClRAND 0 LEAKING SALE
OF
COTTON LNDERWEAB.
DETERMIXED TO DISPOSE OF THE STOCK O0'
11 AM?. WE HAVE CONCLUDED TO MARE DK- 1
CIDED REDACTIONS. AXD TO COXVIXCE THE
PI HLIC THAT SUCH IS OITR PURPOSE WH
SHALL MAKE A OF.XF.ItAL DISPLAY OS OU?
SECOND FLOOR. WITH PRICES AFFIXED OS
EAC H GARMENT IX PLAIN F1UCKES. WHICH
CAXXOT FAIL TO ATTRACT T HE ATTEXTIOH
??F T HE LADIES. WE EXCMEUATE BELOW A
FEW OF THE SPECIALTIES IX TUlb DEPARTMENT:
L< 'T 11. We will rlo?e 415 Ohtmim at 12^CL<
i T J<">. W<- will t-loiie2"J <. UeuuMM. buautUullr
Wltli lai-L- i?!ids. at ?k- '
LOT 4. W. will t 1H5 ChetnlBHd. with embruhleivA
Ir-Mits, tine tui'k.:nK la. batuU. at
L"'T '-!4. <Ti'intsc, with pi?i?tt ?-mbroidery. o*mbrlj
nifflitur. tui' tu -kini?. at 49?-.
Lo r 31. < faemin*'. ttii k.d yoke, tin*1 t'mbruidered
H"**ut ijnatity i-otton. at 53r? "
J.Ol 44. Cht-nnw, yuk?- of embroidery, beat cotton afc
b?r.
^.L' 'T^?2. Chemtee, fine rambric, lace yoke, latest JaLOT
14. Drawera. deep h?*m clnsb-r tueka. at lac.
I.OT it. Praw. rs, mi tu.:kK, with W-e t?nd. at J*L<
?T 22 Irrawers. narr w and wide tu- kintr. .-ambrto
ruffle w:th > lust?r tu.it-, ?rood cotton, at 44i- . to chiae
LOT _J. I?iawern, with embroidered ruffle, i lnntar '
tui'kx. at 44< .
LOT-U Draw. rs. double etubroidered ruffle, cluatMr
tucks, i. -t t|iijiity eotton. at pT.1
??T 4". Ni^httfowsa. with tu. ksaud cambric rufflunr.
| now 4.*e. ?
LOT at Xirttm.wriK. with v..ke of twenty-el?h?
I tilt k'i. . (1 . HiiiVrii- rufllitiir. at
I.'?T o. Nu-,:t4fowna, tucked yoke, tiLlaUad with am*
broidery, at T:?<Lot
?.l Niu-htBwivrn*. yoke with duster of tuckaaai
; tiin * ruwis ?it H!jd
L<?! < .{ Ni?rLtk'ov iis, w 1111 nx iucL t?niVrvid'*rbU yukib
j b?-st quality ???tton. uii!y Sl^-.
I.< >1 .2. >kirt>. with cluster tu?*ka. at JOo.
I.Ol Skills, tut^Led ruflle, cluHtcr tuck* above, aft
I 4'v.
I 4 ?1 ^1. Skirts, with embroiUt?ml edire ruffle, cluster
tucks, at oik .
I < >T H2. skirts. eml?roidert*i ruffltr, two cluster tucka#
niiuie of Lhe best cottou, at ?iH. .
J!
WV nr.- C.?nfi.l^nt that the SPECIAL SALE OF CSDLIiW
KAR at tlic sitvial prices uientioiiad willcrov^
our se?'uud Coor m ith fiyrr ; ur\ hasen
*
LAX^BUBOH A BKO.f
-Ot 4 20, 422 AND 424 Srtenth 8TBBR
1" REXCH I^ROCADED ^ELVETS.
SEATON PERRT.
fSUOt'ESSOR To PFRHY A BROTHER.)
HAS AN ELEOAXT STo. K OF BLACK ASD COL.
< IKED BROCADED VELVETS FRoM S3 So to 116 00
PER Y ARD.
SUPERB ASSOKTMEXT OF LVOXS' BLACK ASD
COLORt D PERi SILK VELVETS, FROM 30 TO
2s INCHES WIDE. RANGING FROM 95 TO ?.
BLA K AND COLORED TRIMMIN'a VELVETS, i
FROM $1.75 TO #j.
BLACK AXD WHIT E BEADED SATIS TABLIERS.
RICH TWO-TONE BROCADED VELVET ASD SATIS
DRESS FRONTS. ^ (
MAGNIFICENT STOCK OF FRENCH SATINS, RAD.
ZIMEtS. OTTOMANS, BROCADES, SURAHS
AND GKOS-GRAIX SILKS. IX BLACi AND ALL 1
COLORS FOR DAY AND F v'EMNG WEAR I
EVENING GAUZES, ILLC^IONS, SLLK MCUJL'
AND CREPE DE CHINES.
PFRINO-rs CELEBRATED KID GLOVES
LADIES SILK HOSIERY IS GREAT VARIETY
FRi^D?Es^ABn^,THS ASD TKICOT8 ro*
00VI'LKTE^ ST?JCK OF GERMAN AND IRISH
Jr.? table cloths, napkins, dovxevs.
TBA\ Tow'^-S. PILLoW ASD SHEE^
ING LINENS.
LUNCH CLOTHS WITH DOYLEYS TO M%TCH
UT UUL WINTER WRAPS, JACKETS. NEWMABKETS
AND RUSSIAN CIRcrLABs, AT
COST, TO CLuSE THEM OUT.
.tS^^'LHAI. APARTMENT FOR DISPLAYING
FA ENIN<? <i?M)DS BY GAS-LItiHT
^ CHOICE UOODS. PLAIN IK.U&E3 AND COttRLCT
prices.
SEATOX PERRY.
Perry Bull-Hn*.
Pennsylvania avniue. corner Mh atraat.
Established 1S4?I.
tivexing Silks And Satins
%
W M SHUSTFR A 8< INS
ARE SHOWINO \ LARGE STOCK OF CHOICE rAB?
RICS F? K STREET AND HOUSE WEAR.
DINNER DRESSES IN PATTERNS.
ELEOANT MATERIALS FOK BA1X DRESSES.
CHOICE SHADi S IN CAM!MERE AND CAMELS
HAIR For HOl'SE DRESSES.
BLACK AND COLORED SILK VELVETS.
BLACK SI1KS ?THE THREE CELEBRATED
MAKES. BONNE f, Gl I NET. AND GIUACD.
COLORED SILKS AND RADZIMERS
FIXI CLOTHS For TAILOR-MADE SUITS IM
CHOICE SHADES OF GREY AND DRAB.
LARGE STOCK OF LIAMKS IN ALL THE NEW
SHAPES AT COST.
:rwi: HAVE M ARKED DOWN A GREAT MAS*
WINTER OooDS. AND ARE SHOWING EXTRA
VALI'ES IN CHOICE MATERIALS
SVOXE PRICE.
W. M SHT'STER fc BOSS.
919 Pentmvl vania aranna
X. B.?THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST.
Handsome Brocade Silks
?
EVENING SHADES, CREAM PINK ASD LIGHT
BLUE, reduced from $1.5U to CLOO.
FINE FRENCH DRESS GOODS, TRICOTE AMD
Fine Cloth HuitiiiK (42 iuchea wide), all pura
wool, widest double width, reduced from 91.60 to
$1. Special bargain.
SEW YORK Mnj.S SHEETING COTTON, ona yard
and a-y uarter wide, reduced from auc to I2??c. '
SILKS' SILKS! SILKS'. Cheapeat Silks In WaahitMf.
ton. Black Silks ivduoed from SI to75cts. Black 8!lu
reduced from 91 25 to 91. Black Silks reduced trnm
^1.50 to 91 25. Black Silks reduced from 92 to ?1 69
Colored fellks redu<-ed from 91 to 76c. Col'd Sllka
mluced from 91 2f> to SI. and < 'olored rtllka raduoad
trom 91-75 to 91-26. Special baryama.
BLANKETS, all pure, fine wool, laqra aiaa, lowaat cMh
value 98.00. mluced to 95 00.
ONE HUNDRED (100) Pieces of Beautiful New Stria
DRESS GOODS (actual cash value 25c. j. radons to
16c.
HANDSOME BROCADE VELVET (Oanwt), chaap al
(2.0(1. reduced to fl-50.
COLORED CASHMERES, wide doubia width, m
wool, reduced from 50c. to 37j#c.
XABTETK"
d!4 Til MARKET TACK.
JOHN rp T^?ITCHELL
m PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Houttekeei-inK Linens, in aQ the baat makw, at Imr
fricts ^ooaa not lound elsewhere. Damaak Tabka
Cloths. ids. square and op to 2)f y?U. by 4 nb
> lonir. w ith Napkins to match. Moea from 910 to fi
per set.
* ull 2 yd. wide Damaak, from 91.00 to 9%80nrvHd.
Tline Cloths, all sixes. S'apkina. 5-8.^4,6^.7^77:
new and beautiltd. Towela, superior stock all i 17m*
Irom (1.60 to (lorer dot. EuTilnn, in beautlnuC
siinis, on Momie, Damaak and Dioa. very TartrfT
cl shapes and sires. ' y
TX)R THE BEST ASD CHEAPEST LADLES' WHAM * t
r tK to 7J6 7 tli street, J. E YOUNG'S He daAaTaJ 4
couj>ruion and null givaa and Pi a? ill I
Have you obtainedA
box of Nattans' Elecampane and TTn^iw
fpHE CELLULOID TKU88; THAT SEVER ttHM
ut?sr vnztSiMm~mc*mk''ad?^
M kar mmtkm

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